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Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-13-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By mulde35d
CAN Bus

The other major reason is CAN bus length. The GMU-11 is another node in the CAN bus while the GMU-22 is simply connected to the GSU-25, thus reducing the total CAN bus length and preventing some...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-29-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,570
Posted By mulde35d
Cheating

It is probably cheating, but I had access to a 3D printer and made a 3D print of each Garmin G3X component from the Garmin CAD files and attached them (with backshells) to a place that fit. Nothing...
Forum: RV-10 01-25-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By mulde35d
Checklist

I prefer to fold them in half and laminate using 5 mil sheets. That makes them stiff but not rigid and easily stored in the netting or pocket near your calves.
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 952
Posted By mulde35d
RV-10 Checklists

I am in between build projects so I decided to build out some checklists for a future RV-10. I made Normal, Emergency, Preflight, and a VFR/IFR cheat sheet for common reference items in the...
Forum: RV-10 11-14-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By mulde35d
RV-10 Builds around Tampa

So I sold my RV-14A after about 75% of the build and plan to build another RV-10 once I can stop moving every 2 years (hence why I sold the 14A). Currently in the Lithia FL area and wanted to see if...
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,671
Posted By mulde35d
Fair

So after reading the report my takeaway is that the builder should be sure to balance the rudder/ailerons with the appropriate counterweights after painting or otherwise adding weight to the...
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,671
Posted By mulde35d
Hardware

Definitely easier to install the mounting hardware and wiring during the empennage build, but quite simple to add the expensive servos later on when you get the electronics. I found it beneficial...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-30-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,786
Posted By mulde35d
Paint

Nothing you said was a mistake, but you can make it simpler.

You can skip the acetone since the alumiprep also acts as a cleaning agent
1. Lightly Scuff with scotchbrite while soaking with alumiprep...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,117
Posted By mulde35d
You are correct that my placement of the shunt...

You are correct that my placement of the shunt would normally interfere with the breather tube. However, I am installing a half raven kit so the breather tube is coming from a completely different...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,117
Posted By mulde35d
Firewall near done

This is a photo of a 14A firewall with 1/8" fiberfrax and .005 Stainless Steel Shim stock. You can see what we did cutouts around and what is simply bolted through. The foil tape has not yet been...
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,390
Posted By mulde35d
Do it early

Good work reading ahead. You should absolutely install this cover plate during the initial installation of the co-pilots vent to the firewall if you haven't reached that point yet. No reason to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 944
Posted By mulde35d
Works

I used this one from aircraft spruce. Fits great on the GAP 26

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/planesights2.php?clickkey=3644

Just realized this one has Velcro, but it does work...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,410
Posted By mulde35d
Old rivet

Watch for the shop head of the current rivet when it is drilled out. FOD in the fuel tank is never a good thing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,234
Posted By mulde35d
Opinions

You?ll get lots of opinions on this topic. I am married with a 4yo and 3 mo old. I started the RV14 18 months ago when we just had the 3yo. It has definitely been a give and take for time to work on...
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,399
Posted By mulde35d
Depends

It really depends on what your using and which connector your discussing. For example, I used CPCs at the wing roots and decided to simply replace the piece of metal that holds the original Molex...
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,073
Posted By mulde35d
Length

The spars are pretty much the full length of the crate. I used two of the EAA workbenches and used them to support the spar ends. Most of the spar weight is on one end (inboard). You could also...
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,719
Posted By mulde35d
RG-400

In regards to the amount of RG-400 cable I estimated that for the ELT antenna, Archer nav antenna, two com antennas, 1 transponder antenna, and 2 GPS antennas about 110'. This will obviously vary...
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,582
Posted By mulde35d
I regards to your original question I asked the...

I regards to your original question I asked the same thing. I then looked forward in the plans and found no reason to leave them un-dimpled. So I dimpled them all at the same time and had no...
Forum: Safety 11-09-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,159
Posted By mulde35d
Standard 3? yoke. I had been pretty good about...

Standard 3? yoke.

I had been pretty good about treating it with respect, but as with most things that we do a few thousand times over I ended up getting a little complacent.
Forum: Safety 11-08-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,159
Posted By mulde35d
Later

Two stitches, a bill for X rays, and quite a few swear words later and it?s all good.
Forum: Safety 11-08-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,159
Posted By mulde35d
Pneumatic Squeezer Injury Lesson Learned

Lesson 1: Take your finger off the trigger of a pneumatic squeezer while adjusting the ram depth.

Lesson 2: If your going to accidentally squeeze your fingertip, try to have flat dies installed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 763
Posted By mulde35d
Lemke

I am using Lemke Polsterei in Germany. Really good pricing for a full RV-14 interior. He is about a 5 month wait right now.
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,134
Posted By mulde35d
With latch

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=176146&highlight=Jdair

It?s a relatively simple mod and you can print a template off there website for the two holes. I found it almost easier...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-03-2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,868
Posted By mulde35d
Can?t over dimple

Take it from the guy who physically bent the squeezer ram while dimpling, you can?t ?over dimple? a hole. You can bend the sheet metal if not aligned properly and you can easily under dimple the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-02-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,868
Posted By mulde35d
possibilities

Once dimpled, the holes do enlarge just slightly and sometimes if the cleco is installed from the side that bent inward (the inward side) it won't hold real well. Make sure the cleco comes from the...
Forum: RV-14 10-28-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,979
Posted By mulde35d
Should be good

Based on photos and video I have of other engine installs my location should be good. I haven?t hung my engine yet so no guarantees, but best I can tell it will clear everything.
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,979
Posted By mulde35d
Solution

So I found that same issue on my 14A. I did some measuring and came up with a solution of installing four k1000-3 nut plates and a reinforcement plate on the firewall. Was a little challenging due to...
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,809
Posted By mulde35d
Solution

My biggest issue was a dull bandsaw blade. I changed the blade an cut right down the marked lines. Didn?t need much sanding after that.
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,809
Posted By mulde35d
UHMW Bushings

So I am trying to trim the UHMW Bushings on Page 32-02 for an RV-14A and figured I would rough cut them with the band saw and final trim them with a belt sander. My belt sander is having one heck of...
Forum: RV-14 10-25-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,864
Posted By mulde35d
likely checked

You probably already checked, but would ask if you have the modified oil/fuel restrictor fitting on the fuel pressure port. I have also seen -3 hose used for manifold pressure as opposed to -4. ...
Forum: Reviews 10-22-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,748
Posted By mulde35d
Not really. The only extra thing you would likely...

Not really. The only extra thing you would likely have to do with the QB is drill out the 8 rivets that hold the lower latch flange in place. But that?s not really a big deal since only two of those...
Forum: Reviews 10-18-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,748
Posted By mulde35d
JDair Canopy Latch Review

I ended up installing the JDair Canopy Latch in my RV-14A today and figured I would share the experience. Overall I think it is a great upgrade from the stock Van's handle which as others have...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,458
Posted By mulde35d
No need to press them, they will lay in quite...

No need to press them, they will lay in quite easily and then riveted in place.
Forum: Primers 10-17-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By mulde35d
Thanks

Thanks everyone. De-grease and prime it is.
Forum: Primers 10-17-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By mulde35d
Alodine and prime sequence

I am alodining the entire aircraft during the build. After alodine I assemble the aircraft and continue building. As I approach painting the interior my question is, what prep do I have to do to the...
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,828
Posted By mulde35d
Rotisserie or Not

So I am about to get the fuselage up to the point where it joins with the tail and have a poll question. Considering I am doing all my own interior paint and electrical, the question is should I...
Forum: Interiors 10-03-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,539
Posted By mulde35d
Typical answer, depends

Really depends how slim, how well it works, and how rugged is the design. If you came up with a thin design that could be repaired, replaced, or just never wore out while effectively blocking the sun...
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,175
Posted By mulde35d
Plenum cover

I was curious if anyone has installed a plenum cover on an RV-14 or 14A rather than the rubber baffles. If so, did you fabricate it or buy it from somewhere. I am not dead set on the idea, but wanted...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,550
Posted By mulde35d
Efuel

I have been using this, works great so far.

https://www.amazon.com/SKYRC-eFUEL-Regulated-Supply-Output/dp/B07QV2ZYCG/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=efuel+power+supply&qid=1569853112&s=hi&sr=1-1-catcorr
Forum: ADS-B 09-25-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,572
Posted By mulde35d
Most

That?s why I said most, not all.
Forum: ADS-B 09-20-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,572
Posted By mulde35d
Hawks

I can confirm most Blackhawks are not yet equipped.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-08-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,368
Posted By mulde35d
CAV-110

If you want a 1 for 1 swap then it is a CAV-110 and is $16 at Vans or Spruce. But other drains exist and will work as long as it fits the 1/8th NPT fitting in the tank.
Forum: RV-14 08-30-2019, 05:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,946
Posted By mulde35d
sure

I would be happy to share. However, since it is a 9-page document (Van's packing list) with highlighted items I would recommend you send me your email via a PM and we can follow up with a phone call...
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,658
Posted By mulde35d
Tool

In regards to the edge rolling tool I also pondered buying the vise grip version. However, in the end I took a 3?x5? piece of 1? thick Maple (any hardwood will do) and ran my bandsaw blade 1/4? into...
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,562
Posted By mulde35d
Plans

I simply followed the plans and everything worked well. Good edge distances for all holes. May want to double check that you are looking at the correct holes, but the plans seemed good to me.
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,079
Posted By mulde35d
Careful

I am not saying you?re doing damage to the pitot, but be aware that on army aircraft we have cautions in the operators manual that the pitot should not be run more than 5 minutes on the ground due to...
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,079
Posted By mulde35d
Steel

If you do decide to go with the 6? long tube and remain worried about the heat, you could use a stainless steel AN fitting which wouldn?t heat as quickly as the aluminum AN fitting.

Sorry I can?t...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,946
Posted By mulde35d
Plan

Here is what I plan to add / delete when I order in a couple months

Eliminate C-607 (Latch, Handle) (I am using a JDair Latch instead)
Eliminate Bag 3210 (AN Fittings) (I am not using the stock...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-19-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By mulde35d
Excellent

That?s what I was hoping to hear. Thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-18-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 778
Posted By mulde35d
Dual Headset / LEMO

I had been debating for a while whether to wire in two LEMO plugs or 1 LEMO and 1 Standard Headset / Microphone Jack. But now am thinking of an alternate approach.

My question is has anyone wired a...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,154
Posted By mulde35d
Rib contact

I haven?t seen the same problem, but having recently done the fuel tanks I remember that during their travel from top to bottom the float came extremely close to the second rib web about midway down....
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By mulde35d
Good

That tab is supposed to be offset just like you show. The main wing spar flange will sit between the tab and the skin so the skin will be flush against the spar and remainder of the rib flange. When...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 04:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,366
Posted By mulde35d
Details

So you have a few different things highlighted which makes it difficult to determine what you mean by flat and aligned. At this point you are trying to do 2 main things. First, when you set the rib...
Forum: RV-14 08-16-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,398
Posted By mulde35d
Square Feet to paint estimate

I am looking at paint and have the theoretical coverage in square feet per gallon, but what I don't know is how many square feet the RV-14 has to paint.

Does anyone have a good estimate on how many...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,073
Posted By mulde35d
Night

I?ll try to take some photos tonight and post. It is probably difficult to tell without being side by side and lit at the same time( I currently only have 1 switch and rocker). Will see what we get.
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,080
Posted By mulde35d
Band saw

A band saw with a metal cutting blade was easy and accurate. I would highly recommend it.
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,073
Posted By mulde35d
IFR vs night

I hadn’t really thought about lighting in regards to IFR as much as night. During daylight any of the colors would be fine and during daytime IFR I suspect the same would hold true.

Now at night,...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,073
Posted By mulde35d
Fair

Fair opinion. I would argue pros also include

Ease of switch identification in low light
Reduced risk of leaving components on when they shouldn?t be (Pitot Heat, Autopilot Inhibit, etc)

Not that...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,073
Posted By mulde35d
Lighted Switches

So while sitting with my wings complete and awaiting the arrival of the fuselage I took the time to photograph some back lighting options for AML34 Switches that fit nicely under Garmin GDU46X panels...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,483
Posted By mulde35d
Simple 4 pin CPC. I replaced all the molex...

Simple 4 pin CPC. I replaced all the molex connectors across the aircraft with CPC?s. Worked great at the wingtip root as well.
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,483
Posted By mulde35d
Installed

Finished installing the Archer Nav antenna. Took the wiring advice provided in this forum and simply ran the Nav/Strobe wires parallel with the ground plane. The final open orange zip tie will...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,483
Posted By mulde35d
Solder sleeve

I read you blog about using the solder sleeve for the RG400 shielding which makes sense. Did you use the connectors that came with the kit and simply crimp the center wire in the RG400?
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,483
Posted By mulde35d
Anodizing

So I failed to sand off the anodizing before riveting, but the rivets and steel piano wire itself seem to still provide a good ground for the system. Now I know for next time though
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,483
Posted By mulde35d
Thanks

That answers it, thanks.
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