I don't have a 17/64" drill bit (HomeDepot up the road has one), but I've never needed one, and I'm very curious why the -14 seems to have this different, weird hole size.
I've match drilled the #30, and the hole comes out on the upper VS-410PP Hinge Bracket. Searching through the digital plans, it looks like it's the system hole referenced in the OP-56 Tail Lighting section, and this makes complete sense. What doesn't make sense is that every other model (except the -12) calls for a 1/4" hole to be drilled vs. a 17/64" hole to be drilled.
I'm going to drill it to 1/4" so I can "build on" since upgrading the hole later to 17/64" can be done fairly trivially (I think the F-01412D tie down bracket will be out of the way).
All that aside, does anyone know why this hole would be 1/64" larger than the other models?
Yes, the shielded 3-wire (L1082) goes through there. It’s possible you need a little extra clearance to get it through? You eventually put a blob of RTV or equivalent around the wire to keep it there. See page 11-10.
I tried to make sure only sealant was touching the outer cover or the wire so it wouldn’t ever chafe against the edge of the hole. Sounds like me anyways
Carrollton, GA 5GA2
RV-14 - First flight 4/7/2019. Phase I complete as of 9/11/2019!!