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33-03 to 04 Brake Pedals

As mentioned before, I had already got the brake pedals anodised.


I was in two minds about whether to paint the white powder coating, as there is no need. But for purely cosmetic reasons I decided to give it a go …


… before spraying I gently scuffed the powder coating. I took the opportunity to spray the control columns as well.

I’ve purchased two Tosten Miltary Grips together with the RV14 Control Columns. They are reduced in length to ensure clearance for the grips on the intrument panel.


The 2K Black Satin adhered just fine.

Riveting the Brake Pedals


The pedal rivets have to be set in the correct order as per the manual, otherwise you will block access.

The squeezer just fitted.


A bit of pop riveting finishes the job.

Fitting the Brake Pedals

This took a bit longer than I thought, since I found the mounting tabs had to be adjusted, and a combination of spacer washers found to give a secure pedal, but free movement.

The manual suggests a heavy soft-faced hammer to adjust the tabs, but I just used my Seam Adjuster.


3 comments on 33-03 to 04 Brake Pedals
  1. Subodh

    Hi Steve,
    Did you have issues with the tosten grips touching the panel

    1. Steve Hicks

      Hi Suodh

      They come very close to the panel but don’t touch. I used the shorter versions of the kit supplied joysticks as supplied by Tosten https://tostenmanufacturing.com/product/rv-14-control-shaft/



  2. Brian Bertsch

    Hi Steve

    I’m thinking of painting the white powder coated rudder pedal “brackets” as you did. Did you just scuff them with something like a purple Scotchbrite pad? Also, do you recall who made the 2K black satin paint that you used? I don’t want to make things worse by using paint that will chip off later.

    I can’t tell you how helpful this blog has been for me during my -14A build. I refer to it every day. You are an excellent builder with great attention to detail.

    Thanks for your help!
    -Brian (Oregon, USA)

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