VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Model Specific > RV-14
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-14-2021, 08:41 PM
coffeeguy coffeeguy is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Lake in the Hills, IL
Posts: 209
Default finishing kit - engine delivery schedule

I just got my finishing kit and am trying to figure out how long it's going to take me to get to the point I need an engine. I've searched the archives and did a google search, but haven't reached a conclusion. I ordered my engine at the end of June to take advantage of the old price and I put down December delivery. Lycoming contacted me to verify and said that they can move it around a bit and are trying to work with people to get it scheduled.

I've got a few small things to do first, then Airventure, so figure Aug1 as a rough start on the finish kit. Any suggestions as to a good delivery date?
__________________
Jeff Dingbaum
RV-14A empennage, wings, fuselage, finish
Cherokee 180
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-15-2021, 12:58 AM
jdozment jdozment is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2019
Location: Crossett, AR
Posts: 9
Default RV14A

I got the same call from Lycoming yesterday. It sounds like Iím at about the same place in the build that you are. Expecting my finishing kit to ship about August 1st. I have been told that my my quick build wings should be crated late this year or early next year, so I told Lycoming that I thought mid year next year (2022) would probably be okay for me. I really donít want a new engine sitting around waiting on me to complete the finishing kit or wings.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-15-2021, 10:03 AM
bkervaski's Avatar
bkervaski bkervaski is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Posts: 1,855
Default

You need the engine hung to do the cowl, beyond that I can't think of anything off hand that requires the engine.

Nothing wrong with the engine just being stored in a safe, air conditioned space. It's will be preserved from the factory.
__________________
RV-14A #140376
N196 (Flying)
2019 Bronze Lindy
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-15-2021, 10:07 AM
coffeeguy coffeeguy is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Lake in the Hills, IL
Posts: 209
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bkervaski View Post
You need the engine hung to do the cowl, beyond that I can't think of anything off hand that requires the engine.

Nothing wrong with the engine just being stored in a safe, air conditioned space. It's will be preserved from the factory.
Thanks! That's what I kind of thought, but it's nice to get verification. My goal is to get the plexi all done in August/Sept while it is still nice and warm here.
__________________
Jeff Dingbaum
RV-14A empennage, wings, fuselage, finish
Cherokee 180
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-15-2021, 10:18 AM
Nova RV Nova RV is online now
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Leesburg, VA
Posts: 575
Default

(off topic) Jeff I am flying into 3CK on the 24th to visit a friend in Algonquin on my way to OSH on the 25th. PM me if you are around and want to see my -14.
(on topic) Make sure you tell Lycoming to do the "long term" storage vs short term as they are different.
__________________
Chris Moon
Leesburg, VA

CFI-I ASMEL, ATP

RV-14A kit # 140243 (flying as of 11/18)

www.mykitlog.com/chrismoon/
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-15-2021, 11:03 AM
lr172 lr172 is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Schaumburg, IL
Posts: 6,549
Default

You can't do any work on the cowl and not much FWF without an engine. As long s the engine comes fogged for L/T storage, I would get the engine at the first available date. No significant downside

Larry
__________________
N64LR - RV-6A / IO-320, Flying as of 8/2015
N11LR - RV-10, Flying as of 12/2019
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-15-2021, 01:02 PM
iamtheari iamtheari is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: ND
Posts: 571
Default

It took me essentially the entire year 2019 to build the canopy. I wouldn't want to put the plane on its landing gear until the canopy is done. It was easy to work on with the plane sitting on its belly. When the canopy is about done would be a convenient time to take delivery of the engine, although I agree that there's no harm in getting it sooner.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-15-2021, 03:23 PM
Bluetitan Bluetitan is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2021
Location: Suwanee, GA
Posts: 2
Default

I called Lycoming. They said the engine can sit in the box for up to 1 year. However they will only warrant against rust for 6 month. Might not be an issue but I am not nearly as far as you guys so I deceived not to run the risk on that. It was pretty much the same answer I got from VANs.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-15-2021, 09:44 PM
coffeeguy coffeeguy is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Lake in the Hills, IL
Posts: 209
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nova RV View Post
(off topic) Jeff I am flying into 3CK on the 24th to visit a friend in Algonquin on my way to OSH on the 25th. PM me if you are around and want to see my -14.
(on topic) Make sure you tell Lycoming to do the "long term" storage vs short term as they are different.
I appreciate everyone's comments. Looks like I'll see if I can get it bumped up on the schedule a bit.

Chris, I would like to come and check out your bird, I'm about 3 miles from the airport to the WSW. I'll pm you with my contact info. Your always welcome to stop in for a post flight beverage as well.
__________________
Jeff Dingbaum
RV-14A empennage, wings, fuselage, finish
Cherokee 180
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:39 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.