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Old 11-13-2016, 01:24 PM
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Glad they solved the problem for you Tim. One of those things I'll need to get around to ordering. Just ordered a few more items for this winter projects. Replacing the caps will not be a long project.
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Old 01-25-2017, 02:14 PM
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Just wanted to let RV-14 builders know we have the aluminum replacement caps
in stock. The cost is $145.00 per set and if you would like your N-Number engraved it is an additional $45.00. These are not on the web site yet so direct
order would be the best at this time.


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Old 01-04-2019, 04:51 PM
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Default All aluminum (Top) RV-14 caps - please !

I am still in search of caps for my 14. Prefer at least all aluminum caps (Including the lift "tab") or better yet locking all aluminum caps. I am not sure if the Andair locking all aluminum caps will fit the SPRL flanges. Has anyone tried these? I was informed that the tab had to remain plastic or else galling would occur. Seems a thin plastic washer that you change every 10 years might help this issue but since I'm not a metallurgist anyone with more knowledge than me welcome to input. I understand properly adjusted the Vans caps will/might work just don't want to use light weight plastic caps on my airframe.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:09 AM
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Aerosport makes an aluminum cap, not sure about the locking mechanism. They also do engraving.
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Old 02-17-2019, 07:26 PM
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Default RV-14 caps

I've 3D printed the center "tab" but my goal is to CNC one from aluminum. Aerosport makes a nice cap (Which I ordered). I can 3D print the tab to give it a color as I don't trust painting and later chipping. Aerosport is concerned with galling (With an aluminum "tab") but I think I have a system that should eliminate this issue.
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:56 AM
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I got my caps from Goeff at Aerosport and they are the best. I've had mine on for about a year and a half and have not had the first problem. I had mine engraved. Of course they meet the regs as far as labeling. I put red paint in the engraved part and polished them. These caps are definitely professional looking.
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Old 05-04-2020, 09:07 AM
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Sorry to revive this thread.

Has anyone had these polished and clear anodized like the old "deluxe" caps? The new metal version for the RV-10 looks much better than the plastic but still a little rough. Thanks!
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Old 05-04-2020, 09:42 AM
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Say what you want about the plastic fuel caps ... but they don't dent or scratch the sh$t out of your airplane when dropped

(mine have been great so far, albeit you can't get them clean without a toothbrush)
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Old 05-04-2020, 03:01 PM
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I'm thinking I may need to get some better fuel caps than the ones that came with the RV-14 Kit. Does anyone know if they're standard enough that I can buy a set elsewhere? I tried my spare RV-10 caps in them but they are smaller than the RV-14 fuel caps.

The reasons are twofold:

1) a couple times now when I've been fueling, I set the caps on the wing walk area, and the wind has blown them off the plane and back by the tail on the ground. They're just so light, which is sometimes a good thing, but in this case, if it's happened twice already in just over a week, it's going to be a long-term pain.

2) Today when I was doing a few rolls near my house (I live in a barren area), the kid and wife looked up and texted me that I was leaking fuel from both wings. I decided to look sideways on the next roll and sure enough, both fuel caps were just pouring out a fan of fuel while I was upside down. And, I wasn't at all negative when it happened (although the tanks were prob. at least 3/4 full).

Maybe I can change out the seals to larger o-rings or something and fix #2, but considering I'm not already that keen on these plastic fuel caps, if there is a source for good aluminum ones that fit, I'll probably just have some engraved ones made and replace these and keep it as a spare. Being light plastic, it would be a nice spare for a trip to Alaska or something...
Hi Tim,

Did you tight a little the nut under the fuel cap to increase pression on the O-ring ?
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