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Old 10-18-2018, 12:09 AM
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Location: Templin (Germany)
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I'm currently fighting with Fedex and the German customs to get my empennage kit. So no time for humor
I recieved my RV-12 empennage kit since 2 weeks now. Fedex did a very good job. The hole delivery took one week. But the customs skrewed up. I was charged some extra percentage and are currently trying to get my money back. Good luck.... and try to take it with humor, it helps!
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D-ERVM RV-12iS #121128 99% done, waiting for first flight admission
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:21 AM
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Location: Clermont, FL
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Originally Posted by control View Post
One thing you could do while waiting is to put a piece of sandpaper on a flat surface and grind down the rubber on the Swivel Mushroom Set so that it barley sticks out infront of the metal.

Without this "modification" you need to push the rivet gun very hard into the assembly, else the rivet will back out of the hole. I bet this is why some like me love the swivel set while others are unhappy with it.
I've always appreciated that rubber rim, as it minimizes the set's tendency to "walk" during one-handed operation. Remove it at your peril...

RV-8 N118KB (#81125) - Sold
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:30 PM
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Location: Spotsylvania
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Originally Posted by control View Post
Do not remove all of it!

But on mine, the rubber stuck out more than 2mm, just about the width of a #40 drill. Now it sticks out less than 0.5mm and I can now get the metall to contact the rivet head even using one hand at an akward angel
I did the same thing to mine, it works much better, only good off about 1mm....
Dogwood Airpark, VA
RV-14 Tail kit in progress
Wing kit ordered
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:16 PM
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Location: Leesburg, VA
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This just happened today
Chris Moon
Leesburg, VA


RV-14A kit # 140243 (flying as of 11/18)
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:56 PM
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PINK SLIP!!! Awesome Now the fun really begins!!!
RV-14A #140376
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2019 Bronze Lindy
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Nova RV View Post
This just happened today
Great news Chris. Congratulations. Awaiting your report after the first flight.
Nedim Bek
Almost time.
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:17 PM
MLock MLock is offline
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Congratulations Chris! Doesn't seem that long since I gave you the demo ride.

Please fly safe!
Mitchell Lock
Chief Financial Officer
Van's Aircraft
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Old 10-19-2018, 04:56 AM
Mudfly Mudfly is offline
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Congratulations Chris. You built a beautiful 14. What a great feeling that must be. Very motivating to see posts like this! And thanks for keeping your website updated during your build. I enjoyed following your progress.
Shawn Edwards
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Old 10-19-2018, 05:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Nova RV View Post
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Congratulations Chris!

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Old 10-19-2018, 09:01 AM
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kiljoy kiljoy is offline
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Congratulations!! When's the first flight?
Dues paid (2020)
RV-14 #140394
Empennage - done(ish)
Wings - done(ish)
Fuselage - done(ish)
Finishing Kit - Somewhere in there
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