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Forum: RV-14 11-24-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By lipper03
I found the pillowing was a bit of a "twist in...

I found the pillowing was a bit of a "twist in the bend really", what I mean is that the radius of each side wasn't the same, so I did play with that and got it much better, had to push one side in a...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By lipper03
Thanks, so you would leave the bend as is in the...

Thanks, so you would leave the bend as is in the picture before cleco? ie the pictures wout/cleco are how it is, Cleco picture just is pushed together while clecos are put in. So there is a slight...
Forum: RV-14 11-23-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By lipper03
09-25 rolling leading edges (how close is enough?)

I rolled my elevator leading edges today using 1" then 3/4" steel pipes, and wanted a few eyes on, as I think I have them good to rivet, but want some other opinions.

They were pretty easy to cleco,...
Forum: Tools 11-23-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 511
Posted By lipper03
My drill press I had to remount the mandrel, but...

My drill press I had to remount the mandrel, but after that has been straight as an arrow. However I agree on thin material and low speeds, you won't get a nice hole, has to be thicker material....
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2022, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By lipper03
Have Vans take a look, I havenít tried to do what...

Have Vans take a look, I havenít tried to do what I think you are thinking, seems like a lot has to be drilled out. But maybe you can get it to turn axial and pull it out, new piece might get bent a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,688
Posted By lipper03
http://www.reiffpreheat.com/Articles.htm I found...

http://www.reiffpreheat.com/Articles.htm
I found the Sutton articles in Twin Cessna Flyer very informative, with some data that supports dehydrator use.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,017
Posted By lipper03
Similar with old d freight line, though I got it...

Similar with old d freight line, though I got it waived. I had the same thing wasnít told, and actually the paperwork was forged, so I called them out on that. I did get one official letter of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-22-2022, 05:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,688
Posted By lipper03
I use a Blackmax engine dehydrator all the time,...

I use a Blackmax engine dehydrator all the time, gulf coast Houston, so more concerns with corrosion vs cold. I do have pieces of an original Tanis, but need to start again. Not planning on running...
Forum: RV-14 11-20-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By lipper03
Replacement part was laser drilled, and the laser...

Replacement part was laser drilled, and the laser cut is not the greatest. Ran a reamer in all the holes to clean up, probably ever so slightly enlarged to get the rough inside edge out. Dimpling...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2022, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,185
Posted By lipper03
I only enlarged every 5 or so holes on the angle,...

I only enlarged every 5 or so holes on the angle, and I unclecoíd and moved the angle. Tedious but it worked. I do have a pneumatic cleco gun, so that helped a lot. And yes I think you could just...
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 775
Posted By lipper03
Ask vans for specifics to your area of concern,...

Ask vans for specifics to your area of concern, but I’ll give a preview of what they might suggest. I’ve had an extra dimple, which you can flatten with a flat set once, and drill another hole on...
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By lipper03
Another note that I just learned a lesson on,...

Another note that I just learned a lesson on, check everything anyway. On my tail kit, section 10 vertical stab attach point on the tail cone, one of the pieces was laser drilled, and I only deburred...
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By lipper03
I think I own at least one of everything from...

I think I own at least one of everything from Cleveland. Also bought direct from Pan American tool, another nova drill and pneumatic cleco gun. I have both cframe and drdt (found an area on a skin I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-14-2022, 07:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,185
Posted By lipper03
I used tape, but probably more important for me...

I used tape, but probably more important for me was the use of spare angle I match drilled to cleco on top and bottom of the trailing edge. After doing the tape and letting set for a week with the...
Forum: RV-14 11-13-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By lipper03
Van's told there ins't a specific document that...

Van's told there ins't a specific document that states it, but generally if it's a 5 digit part number it's final sized, if it's a crossover part like a three digit number, it will need final...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By lipper03
I went back to your post after it happened to me,...

I went back to your post after it happened to me, and Iím thinking itís similar, but I donít think it was laser, I donít remember any discoloration, but weíll see on the replacement. I am going to...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2022, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By lipper03
I did test more #30 holes, and #31, then reamed...

I did test more #30 holes, and #31, then reamed #30, both deburr and not, no cracks. I wonder if there was a flaw on the hole punch on that piece.
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By lipper03
Section 10-07 dimple cracks

Dimple cracks on deburred F-01412A but not B. I've ordered a replacement A and asked Vans, it's worse on #30 and #27 dimples, vs #40, which makes sense, but I don't get why so many when edges were...
Forum: Texas (South) 10-15-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By lipper03
If anyone needs a lift, I'll be at IWS by 10:15...

If anyone needs a lift, I'll be at IWS by 10:15 or so.
Forum: Texas (South) 10-14-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By lipper03
Iíll be there!

Iíll be there!
Forum: Primers 10-03-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,842
Posted By lipper03
Since Iím doing QB fuse and wing, on the EMP so...

Since Iím doing QB fuse and wing, on the EMP so far Iíve done prekote wash and SEMís ezcoat rattle can. I did testing with a few others and liked ezcoat. Because Iím not doing fuse and wings myself,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,401
Posted By lipper03
My 14 emp shipping to TX was like $750 or so this...

My 14 emp shipping to TX was like $750 or so this summer
Forum: Texas (South) 09-17-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By lipper03
Iím out, under the weather today. See ya next...

Iím out, under the weather today. See ya next month!
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By lipper03
Mothership said redrill, so Iíve done that. Holes...

Mothership said redrill, so Iíve done that. Holes are per plans, but before I drill the tab holes, Iíve test fit, and I get skin interference at just before 90 degrees up. My guess is thatís more...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,907
Posted By lipper03
I have only seen yokes ground down. The tightest...

I have only seen yokes ground down. The tightest spot Iíve hit is the practice kit, where I used a thin steel plate I bought at lowes and cut with a hacksaw, and back rivet plate, hit the plate on...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-04-2022, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By lipper03
Hum, so what did you countersink? A picture might...

Hum, so what did you countersink? A picture might help us.
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,907
Posted By lipper03
I used the steel plate method. Eaa has a video...

I used the steel plate method. Eaa has a video on it, usually not as pretty, but works. And the no hole, there are a few spots that I delayed a rivet so that I could get in with the no hole, and...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By lipper03
Does anyone have the measurements of the offsets?

Does anyone have the measurements of the offsets?
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2022, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By lipper03
Ah yes, I guess I have to do some more checking,...

Ah yes, I guess I have to do some more checking, take clecos out, tape and such to get a test tab in.
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,903
Posted By lipper03
Iím not there yet, but on your drilled holes,...

Iím not there yet, but on your drilled holes, were they in ďnewĒ metal? Just thinking you are on to something with that dark spot. I assume where you drilled, there wasnít a dark spot. Iíll look at...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By lipper03
09-07 match drilling hinge

I didn’t like the starter holes locations (fore to aft) I drilled in my hinges for the elevator trim tab, so I realigned with the edges of the spars (aft edges flush with each other). I’ve asked...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By lipper03
I canít see the photos, itís taking me to a log...

I canít see the photos, itís taking me to a log on screen
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,998
Posted By lipper03
Construction drawing markups

Just something thatís helps me, I use two highlighters, yellow and blue. I highlight yellow the step or sentence Iím working, then when complete go over in blue, which makes green. Helps keep each...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,998
Posted By lipper03
Iím not sure what vans might say, I would think...

Iím not sure what vans might say, I would think the countersink for AD3 vs AD4 is less deep, might not have enough depth in the flange, or it will be very close. Iíve not measured that to be 100%...
Forum: RV-14 07-31-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 994
Posted By lipper03
Congrats, it's a fun journey!

Congrats, it's a fun journey!
Forum: RV-14 07-24-2022, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By lipper03
Thanks for the kudos, I was thinking can I save...

Thanks for the kudos, I was thinking can I save it at first, but later this morning I ordered a new HS skin, and needed to order pro seal anyway, so made it kind of worth it.

I did flatten it and...
Forum: RV-14 07-24-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 637
Posted By lipper03
08-08 step 3, HS skin extra dimple

I did it today, extra dimple on top rear tip edge hole, squeezer and skin moved and result is an extra hole, cracked and all. And it's too close to the edge for spacing. So I think the answer is a...
Forum: Texas (South) 07-23-2022, 09:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 489
Posted By lipper03
Sunday ride availability?

I'm taking my Dakota in for annual tomorrow at Houston Southwest (AXH) and need a ride back to West Houston (IWS), anyone going to be out and about available to pick me up and drop me off?
Forum: Texas (South) 07-11-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 723
Posted By lipper03
Iím planning on going in my Dakota, holler if...

Iím planning on going in my Dakota, holler if anyone wants to join. Got my emp kit finally, so working on horz stab.
Forum: RV-14 07-03-2022, 10:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,784
Posted By lipper03
Nice, thanks for pointing us in the right...

Nice, thanks for pointing us in the right direction!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-03-2022, 10:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 721
Posted By lipper03
What about B2?

What about B2?
Forum: RV-14 07-03-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,784
Posted By lipper03
I think itís 9-9 step 7, but I havenít done yet,...

I think itís 9-9 step 7, but I havenít done yet, just been reading the next sections.
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 25,223
Posted By lipper03
ODFL was $760 something.

ODFL was $760 something.
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2022, 10:30 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 25,223
Posted By lipper03
Emp kit delivered

My emp kit was delivered today. About 9 months was the lead time. Excited to continue building!
Forum: RV-14 06-20-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 25,223
Posted By lipper03
Odfl picking up emp crate tomorrow

Just got an email from odfl that they are scheduled for pick up of my emp crate in Oregon tomorrow! Donít know how long it will take to make it to TX to schedule delivery, but excited anyway!
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 25,223
Posted By lipper03
Any delivers since end of May? My crating window...

Any delivers since end of May? My crating window is almost up and I havenít heard anything, so getting nervous.
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,601
Posted By lipper03
There are quite a few blogs you can find with a...

There are quite a few blogs you can find with a google search, as well as EAA's https://eaabuilderslog.org. Some have times, some don't.

I did an estimate using a few of the sites, and then went to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2022, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,029
Posted By lipper03
Uv light will help find a leak as well. Oil has a...

Uv light will help find a leak as well. Oil has a glow to it under uv.
Forum: RV-14 05-27-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By lipper03
Haven't done that yet, but liked the AEX...

Haven't done that yet, but liked the AEX Cleveland tool on the rudder, so of course think the TE tool would be good too. I did do a partial squeeze (to just before flat set would touch the skin)...
Forum: RV-14 05-26-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 25,223
Posted By lipper03
status change today

Saw my EMP kit status changed to assigned to crating today! Dates still May 30th to June 20th. But so exciting!
Forum: RV-14 05-21-2022, 07:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,162
Posted By lipper03
I did get a change to talk to Larry at McFarland...

I did get a change to talk to Larry at McFarland today, and both 9 and 12 are acceptable. The 12 does have a shorter recommenced TBO and may see bearing wear more then a 9, but no safety of flight or...
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2022, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,162
Posted By lipper03
Haha Iím using pmags :)

Haha Iím using pmags :)
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,162
Posted By lipper03
Thanks Walt, I'll ask McFarland, now that I'm...

Thanks Walt, I'll ask McFarland, now that I'm freaking out!
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2022, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,162
Posted By lipper03
Well thatís why I was asking vans, they didnít...

Well thatís why I was asking vans, they didnít say there was a restriction or limitation, McFarland can confirm that?
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,162
Posted By lipper03
ordered 3 blade MT-12-B/188/59f

I ordered the MT-12-B/188-59f today after a few questions and pro/cons from Kevin in van's tech support. Excited!
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 25,223
Posted By lipper03
Great news folks are seeing emp orders assigned...

Great news folks are seeing emp orders assigned to crating or ready for pickup! Hopefully I’ll be soon!
Forum: Primers 05-15-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,323
Posted By lipper03
Interesting, do you remember where did you found...

Interesting, do you remember where did you found that? I did read about ezcoat being better as a primer without a top coat then se without a top coat. Since I'm using EZcoat only is why I'm curious....
Forum: Primers 05-15-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,323
Posted By lipper03
Just curious, why both primers?

Just curious, why both primers?
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2022, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,162
Posted By lipper03
Which two blade did you go with?

Which two blade did you go with?
Forum: Primers 05-14-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,323
Posted By lipper03
ezcoat

I've been using ezcoat, maroon pad, prekote clean with maroon pad (or bonami like mentioned), rinse, dry, prime, light coat. I think the ezcoat went on better then the self etch can. I tested a...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,162
Posted By lipper03
14A Thunderbolt 390-EXP119 prop?

Looking for prop advise on my 14A, just ordered a Thunderbolt YIO-390-EXP119. I'm confused with my options on Van's site, would like a 3 blade, just because I think they look good. Thoughts or...
Forum: Tools 05-01-2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By lipper03
Same, a little grease and a tap with a rubber...

Same, a little grease and a tap with a rubber mallet, pin punch to remove. After a number of changes, the rubber cuts a little and is easier.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-27-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,589
Posted By lipper03
Exhaust valve and cyl walls are the sports to...

Exhaust valve and cyl walls are the sports to look at also, but these look like normal cyl heads, carbon build up etc.. You want to see cross hatching in the cyl walls with even wear, and symmetrical...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 25,223
Posted By lipper03
Thanks

Thanks to Greg and all of Vanís. How many companies support their product and customers like Vanís? Not very many, so Iím a proud supporter and of course canít wait to build on! Appreciate the info...
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