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Old 05-16-2018, 09:05 AM
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I had to much pressure on my rivet gun in the beginning and even tough the light in your pictures probably exaggerate the effect, it looks like you are also having the same "problem".

Have a restrictor at the gun and screw it in so far that the gun almost does not work and try riveting on scrap, opening it up just a little bit at the time until you can set a rivet. Look on EAA.org for videos that show how long it should take to set a rivet.

You have an amazing place to build!
Thanks, I'll definitely look into that!
Btw, I've enjoyed reading your build log also
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Old 05-16-2018, 11:03 AM
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I had to much pressure on my rivet gun in the beginning and even tough the light in your pictures probably exaggerate the effect, it looks like you are also having the same "problem".

Have a restrictor at the gun and screw it in so far that the gun almost does not work and try riveting on scrap, opening it up just a little bit at the time until you can set a rivet. Look on EAA.org for videos that show how long it should take to set a rivet.

You have an amazing place to build!
I got a separate regulator for hoses that go to my rivet gun (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1). This allows me to dial up the pressure I want based on rivet size and length. I use RapidAir system and put the regulator in line to a manifold with outlets for rivet gun - means I can even have two guns on same pressure while leaving the other outlets at "normal" (90PSI) pressure for drill/squeezer etc.
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Old 05-24-2018, 03:58 PM
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Default Empennage Kit Finished

185.0 hours and I have completed the Empennage kit, some fairing work remaining.
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Old 10-03-2018, 06:03 AM
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Good progress. I am still cleaning up my wiring, so haven't done the smoke test, yet.
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Old 10-12-2018, 01:35 PM
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Busting right along with the wing kit. I got the kit sometime in June and am now just about complete with the right wing (I decided to start on the right wing for some reason!). I have the leading edge, flap, aileron, and wing with top skins all assembled and wiring completed. I just have to close out the fuel tank after replacing for leaking rivets from the water test and then on to the bottom skins and linkages!



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Old 10-14-2018, 07:54 PM
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Finished the sheet metal work on th RV-14A elevator today. On to the tail cone.
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Old 10-15-2018, 08:27 AM
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I've been moving along nicely on my wing kit. At this point, the left wing is done (less the wingtip), as are the right tank, leading edge, flap, and aileron (finished yesterday; photo below). The left aileron will be completed today, leaving only the main structure of the right wing to do before my fuselage kit shows up in 2-3 weeks. Plenty of time!



For anyone interested in following along with my progress, here's the link to the Facebook photo album: Ken's RV-14A Project Photos
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Old 10-15-2018, 12:22 PM
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Project looking good Ken.
That red car would look good with a light coat of primer green. Probably attract less attention from the po po too
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:01 PM
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Project looking good Ken.
That red car would look good with a light coat of primer green. Probably attract less attention from the po po too
Ha! Red car now for sale - gotta make room in the shop.
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:50 AM
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State of my project:

Empennage arriving tomorrow


Workshop prepared - still waiting for the tools to come out of customs

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