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 09-30-2019, 06:51 PM
- Poindexter -'s Avatar
- Poindexter - - Poindexter - is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Muir Beach, CA
Posts: 89
Default RV-14a in Single Car Garage - build size?

Planning on building an RV-14a in my single car garage (hey, it's what I have!).
The inner garage dimensions are 10'2" wide and 20'4" long. The good news is that doors open on both ends.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/DWHP2GrDkjGtLQKU9

I can store finished items off-site (ie-wings), but would like to do as much build as possible so I don't have to schlepp 40 minutes to the airport. I would like to finish the avionics and engine before doing the final-final at the airport.

I searched and only found the overall length (~21'). Wanted to see if I can do the build with the engine in my space by removing the tail, and if there is enough room? At least the view is excellent if I need a break:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/RC3brVmYrJq6MTHM7
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-30-2019, 07:06 PM
Kyle Boatright Kyle Boatright is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 4,676
Default

Absolutely, as long as you're willing to store completed assemblies elsewhere.

During the months while you're building the primary structure, nothing will be more than about 15' long, so you'll be able to walk around both ends. Once you bolt on the engine, you'll need to stick the aft end of the fuselage in a corner so you can walk around the front to work on the project.

If you can leave a door or doors open while you're actually working on it, it'll probably help some.
__________________
Kyle Boatright
Marietta, GA
2001 RV-6 N46KB
2019(?) RV-10
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-01-2019, 06:05 AM
mturnerb mturnerb is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Ponte Vedra, FL
Posts: 1,606
Default

The hardest part will be assembling the empennage to test fit and adjust. But that could be done on a nice day with tail sticking out or you can work under / over. Also you?ll have to carefully arrange work benches, tools etc especially after joining tailcone and fuse to efficiently work on assemblies. But it can be made to work.
__________________
Turner Billingsley

RV-14A built/sold N14VB
RV-12iS in progress as of October 2020
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-01-2019, 08:04 AM
RV6-KPTW RV6-KPTW is offline
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Sebastian Fl X26
Posts: 154
Default

A single car garage is fine for all phases of construction up to putting on tail feathers and wings. I had a two car garage but my wife insisted on parking her car in one.
__________________
Dennis Callaghan (X26)
- RV14 sn:140193 - Awesome airplane!
- donation 11/27/2021 * 2
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-01-2019, 07:30 PM
jcarne's Avatar
jcarne jcarne is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Worland, Wyoming
Posts: 1,983
Default

I build in a very similarly sized structure (I think mine is a little longer). It works perfectly. Well maybe that isn't the best word, effectively is probably better. You will have no problems with that size, it gets tight at times but it's definitely no big deal.
__________________
Jereme Carne
PPL
RV-7A Flying as of 03/2021
Exempt but gladly paying!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-01-2019, 10:10 PM
n982sx n982sx is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 383
Default

My garage is 22' 4". Without the empennage, it fit in 20' with the engine prop and spinner and on the gear.

Here is a link to an image in my work area. I have a two and a half car garage but one car was mostly always parked in the garage. I also have shelving along the wall that restricted me to about a ten foot width for working.

http://n626km.com/rv14log019/large-112.html
__________________
Bob Meyers

Built and Flying RV-14A N626KM SN 140093 http://n626km.com
Built and Flying Sonex N982SX http://n982sx.com
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-02-2019, 07:18 AM
rv8guy's Avatar
rv8guy rv8guy is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Watkinsville, GA
Posts: 633
Default

Built my 8 in a 10 by 20 -- no problem
__________________
Marshall Jacobson

"Miss Sue"

RV-8 80749 slow build taildragger
7.5 year build first flight Dec 2005
SOLD at 540 hours and 10 years of FUN
N68AK
Watkinsville, Georgia
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-03-2019, 03:35 AM
kiljoy's Avatar
kiljoy kiljoy is offline
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Alameda, CA
Posts: 204
Default

I love it! Building an RV in Muir beach!

That is going to be a lot of salt air on your build.

Let me know when you start up I want to come see.
__________________
-------------------
Dues paid (2020)
RV-14 #140394
Empennage - done(ish)
Wings - done(ish)
Fuselage - done(ish)
Finishing Kit - Somewhere in there
YouTube Build Channel
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-04-2019, 11:04 AM
- Poindexter -'s Avatar
- Poindexter - - Poindexter - is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Muir Beach, CA
Posts: 89
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kiljoy View Post
I love it! Building an RV in Muir beach!
LOL I was going to come over and measure your rotisserie project, BUT you?re currently wining and dining across Europe!

Thanks for everyone?s feedback. The neighbors, tourists, salt air will be minor- compared to my wife?s snarky comments.
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 04:52 PM.


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.