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Aiken Airport KAIK
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About the RV 14
RV 14A Specifications
RV 14A Performance
Vertical Stabilizer - Sec. 1 thru 6
Rudder - Sec. 7
Stabilizer - Sec. 8
Elevator - Sec. 9
Rear Fuselage - Sec. 10 thru 12
Spars - Sec. 13
Main Wing Parts - Sec. 14
Ribs - Sec. 14
Wing Assembly - Sec. 14 Thru 17
Fuel Tanks - Sec. 18
Bottom Wing Skins - Sec. 20
Flaps - Sec. 21
Ailerons - Sec. 22
Aileron Control System - Sec. 23
Wing Tips - Sec. 24
Aileron Trim - Optional
Mid Fuse Bulkheads - Sec. 25
Mid Fuse Lower Structure - Sec. 26
Firewall - Sec. 27
Fwd Fuse Lower Structure - Sec. 28
Fwd Mid Fuse Side Structure - Sec. 29
Aft Fuselage Attach - Sec. 30
Fuel System - Sec. 31
Baggage Area - Sec. 32
Interior Painting - End Sec. 32
Rudder and Brake Systems - Sec. 33
Flap Actuation System - Sec. 34
Upper Fwd Fuselage - Sec. 35
Aileron & Elevator Systems - Sec. 36
Roll Over Structure - Sec. 37
Finishing Kit Delivery
Canopy and Window - Sec. 38
Seat-backs - Sec. 39
Landing Gear and Engine Mount - Sec. 40A
Wing Attachment - Sec. 41
Miscellanea - Sec. 42
Engine & Propeller Delivery
Engine Installation - Sec. 43
Spinner & Propeller - Sec. 44
Cowling - Sec. 45
Tricycle Gear Legs & Fairings - Sec. 46A
Cowl Baffle - Sec. 47
Exhaust System - Sec 48
Fuel & Oil Systems - Sec. 49
Control Cables - Sec. 50
Firewall Forward Misc. - Sec. 51
Panel & Instrumentation
Wiring & Equipment
Landing Lights - OP52
Move to KAIK & Final Ass'y
Odds and Ends
Fiberglass & Body work
Weight & Balance
FAA Inspection & First Flight
Phase I & Changes
Paint Design & Painting
RV Builders Forum
RV 14 Builder Sites
Ailerons - Section 22
Aileron parts including the skin stiffeners, nose ribs and hinge brackets
Aileron skins after dimpling and finishing the edges
We primed the aileron and flap internal part together, the parts above are somewhere in this box
Set up for dimpling the nose skin of the aileron. It is easy to put dents in it from the opposite side if you don't keep the skin away from the bottom of the dimpling frame.
Selfie dimpling the aileron nose skin very carefully.
Taking a selfie to show the dimpling process on the aileron nose skin.
These are the some of the pulled rivets that are called out in the plans. They aren't my favorite but Van's plans warn about deformation of the leading edge using driven rivets.
There has been some issues with twisted control services, so we made sure ours were flat on the bench when we secured the trailing edge and rivet the end ribs together. It worked well.
Rafa riveting the two halves of the aileron end ribs together while the unit is weighted down on the bench.
We ran a reamer through the holes to make sure there was not any stress on the aileron.
The trailing edge of the aileron with our angle holding it straight.
Riveting the aileron counter balance tube to the aileron leading edge skin.
This is what happens when you drop a bucking bar on your toe, pretty huh!
Left and right ailerons are finished