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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 918
Posted By KCBerner
Your mileage may vary but I've had some on order...

Your mileage may vary but I've had some on order from Spruce for about a month and it still shows out of stock. They're claiming it will be back in mid Sept so I have hope ....
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,144
Posted By KCBerner
I did mine solo a couple of months ago. Laid...

I did mine solo a couple of months ago. Laid wing flat across two tables like an H. was then able to maneuver the wing back and forth slightly to expose all of the needed screw holes from below. ...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 06-21-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 214,820
Posted By KCBerner
Not being negative or anything but why isn't this...

Not being negative or anything but why isn't this a 14A?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-11-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,028
Posted By KCBerner
Professor Google tells me that a fully inflated...

Professor Google tells me that a fully inflated party balloon holds around 1 to 2 PSI (a little more required to start the expansion but we can disregard that for now). I haven't bothered to consult...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-10-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,028
Posted By KCBerner
pressure

I see you have a different setup than the balloon and schrader valve setup and you have a pressure guage. For my own information, what pressure did you test at?
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-07-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,618
Posted By KCBerner
Tanks Pressure Tested!

This is such a milestone that I'm going to revive posting on this thread for the first time since the guy pictured here was born...
Forum: RV-14 06-05-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By KCBerner
And thank you for that too Scott. I appreciate...

And thank you for that too Scott. I appreciate it greatly.
Forum: RV-14 06-05-2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By KCBerner
Thanks Scott. I think I'll go stare at those...

Thanks Scott. I think I'll go stare at those rivets a while and decide if I feel up to taking them out.
Forum: RV-14 06-05-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 954
Posted By KCBerner
14A to Tail Dragger Conversion..?

Ok, I'm just thinking this over at this point. I have completed the tail cone (plans section 10) as a tri-gear and I'm thinking about changing my mind. Looking at the plans, from what I can tell,...
Forum: RV-10 06-01-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 953
Posted By KCBerner
+1 on this advice. Also +1 on calling...

+1 on this advice. Also +1 on calling Cleaveland. I did this with Avery Tools (:() when I started and it was well worthwhile.

I smile to myself every time my 27 Gallon 220V air compressor starts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By KCBerner
The EAA course is a good start. Who knows when...

The EAA course is a good start. Who knows when they'll be able to do those again but keep an eye out. Aside from that, have you searched for a local EAA chapter? It would be filled with mentor types....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By KCBerner
I drove 27 rivets last weekend...

I know it doesn't sound like much and it isn't in the grand scheme of things it isnt. But after taking the better part of the past 4 years off from building my -14A to tend to some family needs, 27...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,820
Posted By KCBerner
I did a similar thing on the leading edge skin. ...

I did a similar thing on the leading edge skin. Not quite the same dynamic since there's no fuel. I have set it aside while contemplating repair methods so I'm watching this thread.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By KCBerner
You're right, it does look interesting. But...

You're right, it does look interesting. But version 0.0.6 and last updated in August 2017...

Their website does look like some users are using it. Avialoft.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2016, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,673
Posted By KCBerner
Without any question you should. I can't imagine...

Without any question you should. I can't imagine having the confidence to have pounced rivet #1 without having taken the clas . Especially since you're starting on the wing, mistakes are more...
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,143
Posted By KCBerner
Any chance you could post a picture?

Any chance you could post a picture?
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,571
Posted By KCBerner
Stoney, That is one great looking airplane. ...

Stoney,
That is one great looking airplane. Thanks for taking the time out from flying and testing to keep us posted. (I'm not sure I could)

The inspiration of your first flight has given me...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-27-2016, 08:18 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 38,499
Posted By KCBerner
I'm not sure what could be more cool than that. ...

I'm not sure what could be more cool than that. Keep it up, looking forward to next ones.
Forum: Tools 01-17-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,870
Posted By KCBerner
I had the same idea with a C type squeezer a few...

I had the same idea with a C type squeezer a few years ago. I never did find a source for parts but there were some diagrams out on the googlewebs as I recall.

I ultimately sent mine to Bob Avery...
Forum: Tools 01-02-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,270
Posted By KCBerner
I tried this today and there is not line of sight...

I tried this today and there is not line of sight around the DRDT frame for the laser to see the die.

That being said, I dimpled aft fuselage skins today and I thought that the laser was useful. ...
Forum: Tools 01-01-2016, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,270
Posted By KCBerner
That's a good question. I suspect that the laser...

That's a good question. I suspect that the laser lines wouldn't have line of sight to the die but I'll try when I go to the shop tomorrow.
Forum: Tools 01-01-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,270
Posted By KCBerner
DRDT Laser Sight

I had a small Christmas break project that may be worth reporting.

It has always driven me a bit crazy using the DRDT-2 on large pieces. I had a tendency to fish around trying to get the die to mate...
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 102,801
Posted By KCBerner
This is important enough to take the tree to it...

This is important enough to take the tree to it...
Forum: Tools 12-14-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,184
Posted By KCBerner
Primary reason is that they are much faster. In...

Primary reason is that they are much faster. In addition to that though, pneumatic drills are smaller, lighter, and don't go dead. Also, I've had issues with consumer grade cordless drill chucks...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-13-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 23,639
Posted By KCBerner
Trip to harbor freight for disposable sockets...

Trip to harbor freight for disposable sockets added to weekend todo list. Thanks!

Update: HF doesn't carry individual sockets but they're only $2.50 at Home Depot. Got the rod there too for $10
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,526
Posted By KCBerner
Check your PM's. I sent you my number

Check your PM's. I sent you my number
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,526
Posted By KCBerner
I'm Building a 14 near Burleson, south of Fort...

I'm Building a 14 near Burleson, south of Fort Worth. Dallas is a big place so that could still be lots of miles from you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,810
Posted By KCBerner
I have only a minor addition to the opinions...

I have only a minor addition to the opinions above. The swiveling rivet sets are great. But in the specific case you mention above, riveted trailing edge, I've found that a non swiveling head is much...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,033
Posted By KCBerner
Welcome and congratulations.

Welcome and congratulations.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-29-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,506
Posted By KCBerner
Nice video, thank you! Such a beautiful country.

Nice video, thank you! Such a beautiful country.
Forum: RV-14 10-05-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,213
Posted By KCBerner
Whatever you want

A) you're right, this has been discussed many times. The search feature on the toolbar above is handy for finding stuff like this, the trick is knowing what key words to search for. In this case...
Forum: RV-14 08-31-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 102,801
Posted By KCBerner
Welcome Lee! You're going to love it!

Welcome Lee! You're going to love it!
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,958
Posted By KCBerner
Does this solve the problem? Is there any chance...

Does this solve the problem? Is there any chance that it could become repositioned later and bind in flight?

Forgive me if I'm being an idiot, I'm trying to understand better for my own learning...
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,642
Posted By KCBerner
Not to be too contrary here...

I agree with everyone re the development of LED lights. Prices will only go down. But, it seemed to me that the best time to do the tail light was during construction. So I went ahead and ordered the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,453
Posted By KCBerner
They are up now

From the EAA Forum:
"we'll have links built into the app in an upcoming update, but, in the meantime, you can go to AirVenture.org on your phone, then tap Webcams under News and Multimedia."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,453
Posted By KCBerner
I was just searching for them as well. Hope they...

I was just searching for them as well. Hope they still exist.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 119,927
Posted By KCBerner
For those that haven't heard, Louis Zamperini...

For those that haven't heard, Louis Zamperini died today at the age of 97. Trust me, that's not a spoiler for this book. I started reading it knowing he was still alive and it's still the most...
Forum: Tools 05-26-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,917
Posted By KCBerner
I second (or third or fourth or whatever) this. I...

I second (or third or fourth or whatever) this. I did mine differently at first. Thought I was being fancy by building it into a big table but found that different pieces called for different...
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,075
Posted By KCBerner
I cleaned mine up with scotchbrite pad

I cleaned mine up with scotchbrite pad
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,573
Posted By KCBerner
Can you get a look at it with a magnifying glass...

Can you get a look at it with a magnifying glass or jewelers loupe or something to verify that there's no cracks in the skin? If there is, you may need to enlarge the hole and use an oops rivet as...
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,687
Posted By KCBerner
Congratulations! Have fun and yell when you have...

Congratulations! Have fun and yell when you have questions.
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,687
Posted By KCBerner
Congrats and have fun. Looking forward to...

Congrats and have fun. Looking forward to following your progress. You know where to post if you have questions...:)
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,561
Posted By KCBerner
First of all, I apologize for the bad drawing. I...

First of all, I apologize for the bad drawing. I don't have much to work with on my home computer.

In the picture below, the torque wrench (purple line) and the crows foot (red line) are at a 90...
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,561
Posted By KCBerner
If possible, you can also just attach the crow's...

If possible, you can also just attach the crow's foot at a 90 degree angle to the torque wrench and no change or calculation is required.
Forum: RV-14 04-06-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,461
Posted By KCBerner
Congrats! Enjoy the build and you know where to...

Congrats! Enjoy the build and you know where to come when you have questions.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,239
Posted By KCBerner
Welcome! Yell if you have any questions.

Welcome! Yell if you have any questions.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-29-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,300
Posted By KCBerner
If I had it to do over I would get...

If I had it to do over I would get these
http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Fluting-Pliers/productinfo/FP200/#.UzdHcCe9KK0

I have the vise grip style and don't like how they always seem to need adjusting...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-24-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 35,209
Posted By KCBerner
Vise jaw pads

I've used these before:
http://www.amazon.com/Bessey-BV-NVJ-Multi-Purpose-Vise-Jaws/dp/B0057PUEZO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395712447&sr=8-1&keywords=Vise+jaw+pad

But if you search "vise jaw pad" on...
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 294
Views: 102,801
Posted By KCBerner
Gerald, welcome and have fun with the build....

Gerald, welcome and have fun with the build.

Jeff, good to meet you via email the other day. Enjoy the build.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,477
Posted By KCBerner
Bob Avery at Avery Tools rebuilt one for me for a...

Bob Avery at Avery Tools rebuilt one for me for a very reasonable cost. If it needs work, I'd definitely call Bob.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 119,927
Posted By KCBerner
Just finished this on an AA flight today. Great...

Just finished this on an AA flight today. Great read and highly recommended. As a pilot and a submarine vet, I was riveted with the entire story of this mans life.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,692
Posted By KCBerner
Two years ago I made late (June) reservations at...

Two years ago I made late (June) reservations at the best western in Waupaca. Yes it's a 1hr drive every day but was only $150 per night. I wouldn't hesitate to do that again ... and since I haven't...
Forum: RV-14 02-14-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,819
Posted By KCBerner
Wish I could help, I'm interested in how this...

Wish I could help, I'm interested in how this turns out. Surprised no one has any thoughts....
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,709
Posted By KCBerner
My plans show different rivets for the thicker...

My plans show different rivets for the thicker part of the flange. It's a little tricky cause some are diamonds and some are squares on the drawing. It looks like squares rotated around the...
Forum: RV-14 02-08-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,640
Posted By KCBerner
I've got a couple of seams on my wings that I did...

I've got a couple of seams on my wings that I did not break (did the same thing you did). Honestly those look better than the others. I've seen comments here from people that don't do it at all. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,201
Posted By KCBerner
I did the ailerons and flaps first just cause I...

I did the ailerons and flaps first just cause I didn't feel like dealing with proseal in my garage in summer. I'd probably do them first and wait till spring.

I like the semco gun. Got it from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,557
Posted By KCBerner
Aluminum body, Carbon steel shank. Don't know...

Aluminum body, Carbon steel shank. Don't know alloy for either.
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,275
Posted By KCBerner
I've got a small Starrett center punch ...

I've got a small Starrett center punch ...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,645
Posted By KCBerner
Right there with you

Right there with you
Forum: Tools 01-09-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,812
Posted By KCBerner
I think that the only effect would be a droop in...

I think that the only effect would be a droop in pressure at the tool when you run it. I run one of the Northern Tool house brand die grinders using a 3/8 inch hose to a manifold with one of the...
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,011
Posted By KCBerner
The tape is what is called out in the RV-14...

The tape is what is called out in the RV-14 plans. It's obviously not as strong of a bond as proseal but that's not its function. It's an assembly aid, not a structural component.

I've now used the...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,055
Posted By KCBerner
You're doing great. Carry on.

You're doing great. Carry on.
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,046
Posted By KCBerner
I'm just postulating here but I wonder if that is...

I'm just postulating here but I wonder if that is one of the reasons the stuff has a shelf life. It seemed like mine separated from the backing easier when I didn the flaps than when I did the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-05-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,229
Posted By KCBerner
This is a good suggestion. One of the first...

This is a good suggestion. One of the first things I did was make a go / no-go gauge using the actual min and max sizes and I use it every day.
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