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Old 02-15-2021, 06:59 AM
dspender dspender is offline
 
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Default Empennage build

A few questions:

1) Is the aft fuselage build part of the empennage kit?
2) What is commonly mounted within the empennage structures (GPS antenna, elevator trim, ELT, etc.)?
3) Does a wiring harness from Van's customarily accompany the empennage kit?
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Old 02-15-2021, 07:14 AM
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A few questions:

1) Is the aft fuselage build part of the empennage kit?
2) What is commonly mounted within the empennage structures (GPS antenna, elevator trim, ELT, etc.)?
3) Does a wiring harness from Van's customarily accompany the empennage kit?

1: empennage kit basically goes from baggage bulkhead aft. Fuselage kit includes everything from firewall to baggage compartment floor/ribs. (except canopy and glass - part of finishing kit)

2. GPS antenna, ELT, elevator trim, ADSB/transponder antenna (some but not all - I mounted in the fuselage under baggage area), static ports, pitch trim servo, yaw damper servo if installed, bellcrank for elevator pushrod. Rudder mounted aft strobe/position light.

3. Yes - for the items mentioned.

I suggest you buy the USB stick with plans set - will help visualize and understand where things are etc.
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Old 02-15-2021, 08:45 AM
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Thank you, Turner.
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Old 02-17-2021, 05:06 PM
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You can also find the digital plans here if you don't want to wait on the usb stick https://www.vansaircraft.com/service...sort=undefined
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Old 02-17-2021, 05:30 PM
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Thanks. I've sent an email request to Vans for the USB drive, but they've been closed since Monday due to an ice storm in the area. I presume they'll respond to my request when they open. In the mean time, I'll use the resources your link directed me to.
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Old 02-19-2021, 01:27 PM
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You can also find the digital plans here if you don't want to wait on the usb stick https://www.vansaircraft.com/service...sort=undefined
I must be retarded. I spent the day on that site updating my plans for my tail kit (Delievered in 2013) and was looking for a full printout of the plans and couldn't find them. Gave up and ordered the USB stick. Hope it works with MAC.

I think I just want to reprint the whole plans (I got so many changes)

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Old 02-19-2021, 03:02 PM
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I must be retarded. I spent the day on that site updating my plans for my tail kit (Delievered in 2013) and was looking for a full printout of the plans and couldn't find them. Gave up and ordered the USB stick. Hope it works with MAC.

I think I just want to reprint the whole plans (I got so many changes)

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Old 02-19-2021, 03:21 PM
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You can also find the digital plans here if you don't want to wait on the usb stick https://www.vansaircraft.com/service...sort=undefined
Those aren't the full plans, just the revisions to the plans.

I really don't know why Vans can't just make it an instant digital download when you buy them, but I'm an IT guy learning airplane stuff. I'm sure it's just as frustrating being airplane guys trying to do IT stuff.
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Old 02-19-2021, 04:26 PM
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Dennis,

I am in Saginaw and just completed an RV-14A based at KIKW. Send me a PM if you have any questions or want to see my build. I am currently in phase I and have about 10 hours flying time so far.
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Old 02-19-2021, 05:20 PM
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I really don't know why Vans can't just make it an instant digital download when you buy them, but I'm an IT guy learning airplane stuff. I'm sure it's just as frustrating being airplane guys trying to do IT stuff.
I feel your pain. 30 years in IT.
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