VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


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 07-11-2020, 08:17 PM
coffeeguy coffeeguy is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Lake in the Hills, IL
Posts: 153
Default aft gear brace - 5qty 4-5 skin rivets

I'm at the point of joining the front fuselage together. Not the big join with the tailcone. There are 5 3/8" rivets on each side that go thru the aft gear brace into the skin that weren't riveted earlier (page 26-13). When did everyone rivet them?

Page 29-03 has you installing the gear brace U-01402 and tightening down the bolts. Then next page has you installing the rest of the rivets in the area, but those 5 are under the U-01402 gear brace.

When did you install those rivets? I'm thinking after fitting and clecoing the 1485 side braces, etc. I looked, but can't find when those 5 per side are explicitly called out, except too late. Probably overthinking this, but this seems to be a hole in the build order that is listed in the plans. That, or I am overlooking something, been there and done that a time or two.
__________________
Jeff Dingbaum
RV-14A empennage, wings, fuselage
Cherokee 180
2019 dues paid
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-12-2020, 12:47 AM
mturnerb mturnerb is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Ponte Vedra, FL
Posts: 1,372
Default

They get riveted after the two skins are overlapped. Look at page 29-04 Step 8
__________________
Turner Billingsley

RV-14A built/sold N14VB
RV-10 in progress as of May 2020

https://tbrv10.blogspot.com/
https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-12-2020, 02:00 PM
coffeeguy coffeeguy is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Lake in the Hills, IL
Posts: 153
Default

Hi Turner.
That's what I saw too. I'm looking at it again and I have the same problem on the front of the brace. It calls for rivets after the brace is installed and tightened down, but there is no access to buck the rivets after it's installed. I guess it's just one of those things to consider. Step 8 calls for removal of bolts, but not the whole brace, but I guess that must be inferred.

Just didn't want to get too far down the rat hole and have to drill myself out!
__________________
Jeff Dingbaum
RV-14A empennage, wings, fuselage
Cherokee 180
2019 dues paid
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-12-2020, 02:51 PM
mturnerb mturnerb is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Ponte Vedra, FL
Posts: 1,372
Default

Understood - don't miss the nutplates that get done here too - the gear brace is in the way of those as well.
__________________
Turner Billingsley

RV-14A built/sold N14VB
RV-10 in progress as of May 2020

https://tbrv10.blogspot.com/
https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/
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 07:49 AM.


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.