Engine mounted!

Got my missing KB-090-T fitting, the tach cap and some cotter pints. Parts were around 30$, the freight 50$... but it is kind of cool to be able to get stuff from Oregon to Sweden in less than 2 days :)

I quickly attached those parts and then I could not help myself from testing how close I could place the engine to the engine mount and after about 30 min of maneuvering I had all four bolts and other hardware in place! Now I have to read up about how and how much to torque these bolts and nuts but it is in place :D


Moving forward

Everything goes slower now since I have to find information about torque values and so on. I am sure that if I redid the steps from the last three sessions it would take less than 25% of the time.


Slow ahead

With some heat, the plug gave in and another fitting could be installed. Then I found one inventory mistake, I have received a KB-090 when I should have received a KB-090-T Not good, Van have already sent the other missing parts so I guess this one will be on me :(



Not much done today. The RV14 manual has been great with a few exceptions, engine installation is one of them. Either I have not found it or the tube for the fuel overflow is not exactly as the one stated in the manual, no detailed instructions anymore about whether to use thread sealant or not, just a general pointer to chapter 5.

Then I could not get the oil pressure cap removed, heating? So all I did was installing the upper and lower oil port fittings. (I had to modify a wrench to be able to clock the lower fitting.


Out of the box

Time to take a closer look at the engine. I attached the ground lug.


safety wire

Started this evening with redoing my lousy safety wires from yesterday...


Wheels, brakes, battery

With the Wheel bearings greased properly, it was time to put the cotter pin in, and torque/secure the brakes. I installed the battery but have both poles covered. I ended with moving the engine, I might lift it out of its box soon.


FW populated and some quality grease

Lots done today, many parts mounted on the firewall and the wheel bearings are now filled with AeroShell 5.


Several smaller tasks

Put in some bolts in the spar (end of chapter 40b). Attached the ground strap (chapter 43). Modified the right vent assembly (chapter 48)


FWF Inventory done

Almost nine hours to unpack and inventory the FWF package+engine+prop.
I think I have three errors but I need to verify one type first, it might be mounted on other pieces already, making me miss them.

FWF inventory4

Nearing the end of the inventory now. Found the first two mistakes in one bag. There are a few aluminium pop-rivets and washers missing. Should be 80 each and it is 77 rivets and about the same numbers of washers missing, my notes are in the shop...


FWF inventory3

Several of the smaller bags are now done, and still nothing missing :)

FWF inventory2

Continuing inventory, boring but important. Nothing missing so far :D


FWF inventory1

Most of the big parts inventoried. This will take a while.


Engine, prop and FWforward kit arrived

Very smooth delivery, the delivery man really knew how to handle big and heavy boxes. All big parts are unpacked tomorrow I will start with the inventory.

Using two cameras, the pictures below are not in perfect order...