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Forum: RV-14 10-08-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By dmattmul
Pass through

ACS has a very nice stainless one with high temp fabric.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 10-04-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,242
Posted By dmattmul
Pressure regulators

It seems both pressure regulators sold by EFI and EFII work well and I am extremely pleased with my system. Their is some caution that needs to be looked into. Make sure you have independent...
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By dmattmul
Jack Points

Thanks and really nice product. I like using a solid piece of metal to lift my baby.
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By dmattmul
Step down

The Jack Point fits the 7/8íinch hole fine and itís stepped down to ~1/2 inch to slide into the hole further in. Itís about another 3/4 inch it could go into and would be a little more secure in my...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 400
Posted By dmattmul
Jack Points for Berenger Wheels

I purchased Jack Points for my 14A and the round jack point does not go all the way in to the smaller insert. Is there any difference using Berenger vs the Vans stock wheels ?
Forum: RV-14 09-24-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By dmattmul
+1 Access Panels

I'm not sure if I could have done it without the access panels and for sure trouble shooting the electronics much easier. I do have a crowded avionics design. (VPX, remote transponder and comm, B&C...
Forum: RV-14 09-22-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,405
Posted By dmattmul
Normal usage

All we can do is keep checking and fly. The flying part I love.....
Forum: RV-14 09-21-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,545
Posted By dmattmul
CG

I was also very concerned using a composite prop (3-Blade WW) and Earth X batteries (2 on the firewall) but between the back-up pad mounted governor and EFII electronics, VPX and other added weight...
Forum: RV-14 09-21-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,405
Posted By dmattmul
Oil Consumption

I also have a 390 on a 14A and around 70 hours the consumption seemed to stabilize around one quart every 7 to 8 hours. It was not that much higher the previous 20 hours. Now it's 8 to 9 hours per...
Forum: RV-10 09-20-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,061
Posted By dmattmul
Ditto on PH flap system

The PH Flap system with built in position sensors was very straight forward and after 170 hours works perfectly. Not sure what the issue is with alignment but pretty simple to install. (VPX and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-19-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By dmattmul
Perfect

Let me know, thanks. 765-409-6471.

Dwight Mattmuller
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-19-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By dmattmul
Gwinnett County Airport (LZU) hangar space

Moving to Atlanta and interested if anyone knows anything about hangar space at KLZU. Renting or purchasing is ok. Any help would be appreciated. Prefer to be on the Northeast side. Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 949
Posted By dmattmul
Piano hinges

At first I thought piano hinges with a 3 blade prop would be the death of me but now with appropriate time and learning techniques it's almost a non-event. I can't imagine giving my FWF a quick once...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 713
Posted By dmattmul
+1 More

A little over a year and








A little over a year and 150+ save hours flying and it was totally worth it from Alex. Best $$ I ever spent. No amount of money saved is worth my families safety. ...
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2021, 06:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,912
Posted By dmattmul
Smile Locks

Although not cheap I found the gust locks from rvplastic parts work very well and quite effective. We've all got a lot of emotional and financial investments in our airframes and I sleep well when...
Forum: RV-10 09-16-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By dmattmul
Yaw servo

As others have stated using rudder for a few minutes is not a big deal. I find the 14 to need even less rudder than most hi performance singles I've flown. Although limited experience the 10 seems...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-14-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By dmattmul
Sold

Thanks, safe flying.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-14-2021, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By dmattmul
JD Air Latch and Cover

For sale is a JD Air Latch (RV-6,7,9,14) anodized red, and RV-14 cover (Vans LW-14) both never used. $ 200.00 plus shipping or pick up in Mid-Ohio (KCQA) or North of Tampa (X05).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2021, 03:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,846
Posted By dmattmul
Linear actuator

For those using a linear actuator keep in mind the servo might fail in the closed position (Ask me how I know). I installed a blast tube on the servo to insure it stays cooler. So far ok. I also...
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By dmattmul
2nd battery

I put both my batteries on the firewall (Earth X). With 200 hours and 14 months so far going well. Iíd be careful putting that much weight so far aft but we are experimental builders and need to...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2021, 05:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,987
Posted By dmattmul
+1 Best Tug

I've tried several and the Best Tug is by far the number 1.
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,569
Posted By dmattmul
Excellent gust lock

Rather than having the gust lock internal I love mine so far.

https://www.rvplasticparts.com/product-page/elevator-gust-lock-set-rv-14

Seem to perform very well. Any downside ?
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-14-2021, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,169
Posted By dmattmul
Earth-X

Very similar design as your second drawing. I used 2 - ETX-900 batteries to keep them redundant. The 900 is only .8 lbs heavier and gives you a little more electrons in reserve. Plus the 10 seems...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 13,956
Posted By dmattmul
Interesting Read

Is there any way the "experts" can give there experience and background on the subject? If X is a used car salesman I'd like to know. If Y is a professional pilot with thousands of hours flying I'd...
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By dmattmul
B&C Location

There are a lot of places but here is where I put mine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,345
Posted By dmattmul
Cruise speed at 17,500 ft

I have not taken my 14 up to 17.5 but curious what was your cruise IAS? I'm building a 10 and considering a O2 system and was curious what I can expect at 17.5 since they perform about the same? ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 17,432
Posted By dmattmul
LODA arrived

Mine took 5 days no problems :)
Forum: RV-14 07-18-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,545
Posted By dmattmul
Getting the cowling on/off

I have a WhirlWind 3 blade on my 14 and the performance seems close or better than the data I've seen with the 2 blade. This is only my opinion. What I can see and the point of writing this is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 76,822
Posted By dmattmul
Sales tax on ďpartsĒ

Well Capflyer is probably correct if not close. Checking with an attorney who specializes with aircraft the tax exemption carries the weight of proving you are replacing parts. Until the airplane...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 76,822
Posted By dmattmul
Florida Sales Tax on Aircraft Parts

Section 212.08(7)(rr) of the Florida state code:

(rr) Equipment used in aircraft repair and maintenance.óReplacement engines, parts, and equipment used in the repair or maintenance of qualified...
Forum: RV-14 07-10-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,612
Posted By dmattmul
Initial Reading

I'm getting a true reading 20 gals and less each tank and normally burn down to 5 gals each tank so 2 1/2+ hours of flight time which is all the bladder I have anyway. I thought about installing...
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,922
Posted By dmattmul
Latch

It's so much better than the original which was puny at best. Small price to pay for this.
Forum: RV-14 06-14-2021, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,761
Posted By dmattmul
Unhappy RV-14 Canopy Hinge Cover Set

Love the parts made by RVPlasticParts but has anyone installed the RV-14 Canopy Hinge Cover Set? I need to decide fairly soon (Before painting) either to go with this or the stock parts painted. My...
Forum: RV-14 05-02-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,653
Posted By dmattmul
Thanks !!

Same problem and had to just put up with it because everyone was saying the Vans set up was correct. (Must be pilot induced build or flying issue)
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,845
Posted By dmattmul
10 vs 14

The 14 has the cutouts as standard, I was not able to eliminate then when I requested Vans to do this several years ago. The 10 they are not cut so no issue there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,198
Posted By dmattmul
6' 4 and 205 lbs

I tried most of the RV7's through 9 with the Almost 14 etc. Just could not get comfortable on the 3 to 4 hour flights. Maybe a 10 would be ok not sure. Finally built a 14A and it's perfect. 4 to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,575
Posted By dmattmul
Prop and Engine

Somehow Whirlwind and Lycoming have been able to deliver even though it was months after I ordered the QB kits. (I now have a nice decoration on the wall of my workshop of a prop) Yes I understand...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2021, 05:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,163
Posted By dmattmul
SCAT tubing found

Found it so good. Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2021, 02:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,163
Posted By dmattmul
SCAT tubing (Cuffed)

Yesterday I saw at SNF a airframe who's builder had used some sort of seemed SCAT tubing and it looked very nice and finished. Any idea who makes this? I assume it's ordered cut to length. Thanks
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,508
Posted By dmattmul
Tool Needed

Thanks, I thought the tool needed was to break the wheel off the rim which looked pretty straight forward with the vise. Yes now understand the tool is needed to assemble the 2 half's. Thanks !!!
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,508
Posted By dmattmul
Tool needed ?

I have Berenger brakes and love them. What tool is needed?? 105 hours and wearing very little and so far very even.
Forum: RV-10 04-08-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,206
Posted By dmattmul
PH aviation flap motor

The PH aviation flap motor is superior to Vans. Internal flap positioner and much more robust. Iíd leave it. Iím using it now in the 14 and purchased for the 10.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By dmattmul
Transition training

Yes, that the URL. We did a few stalls with his 7 and definitely appreciated learning from him. Very good instructor. Even DR has been through his instruction. I've flown the 9 before and the 7...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By dmattmul
Training: Alex DeDominicis

Alex is a great transition trainer and well worth the time. (It's an easy trip from FWA) The RV-7 has stall characteristics that are very different than most RV's. I thoroughly enjoyed my training...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-01-2021, 08:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,271
Posted By dmattmul
Alert below freezing and pitot off

Some of us were concerned about "noise" issues coming from the regulated heating system and went with the pitot heat on/off system. Any way we can get a warning when OAT drops below ? F and/or we...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-31-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,271
Posted By dmattmul
Pitch up

By the way I got the same pitch up when my A/P disengaged when the 750 lost GPS.
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 03-31-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,271
Posted By dmattmul
When does the A/P disconnect?

Also thanks for this posting and thanks for Garmin for helping with the operation of the A/P. Seems logical that the A/P would disconnect but also seems logical that the A/P would help us "keep the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 03-31-2021, 05:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,545
Posted By dmattmul
Stall Warning

I did not realize Vans was supplying kits without stall warning devices but I guess understandable. Maybe now I know why they would not let me eliminate the stall warning hardware in the 10 just...
Forum: RV-10 03-27-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,148
Posted By dmattmul
Stall Warning

First Vans at least for me would not let me remove the stall warning "stuff" calling it a safety related items and could not be removed. Second I did not install it and filled it in on the 14. If...
Forum: RV-10 03-25-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,486
Posted By dmattmul
Waiting

Seems none of us should be impatient waiting for our kits. My QB parts were suppose to arrive last month. Now who knows. Hopefully in the fall. Probably this post like others will be taken down. ...
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 759
Posted By dmattmul
Not needed

Agreed a nice solution (And adds complexity) to a non-problem. As long as the fuel gauge reads the lower 75% of the tank why worry about the top 25%?
Forum: RV-14 03-21-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By dmattmul
Wing grounding

Itís been a few years but I think this was to insure the wing was well grounded to the fuselage since there are many ground points of instruments in the wing that are locally grounded. I preferred...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-21-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By dmattmul
Molex anchoring

Right or wrong I needed more wires. I wanted strobe grounds, pitot tube grounds (twisted) and landing and taxi in each wing. Went with more connectors and zip tying the additional Molex connectors...
Forum: RV-14 03-21-2021, 05:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By dmattmul
CG Calcs using limits

Yes, at 200 lbs each and min fuel and 100 lbs baggage within the utility envelope and without the 100 lbs (I assume no-one flies acro. with baggage) inside the acro. envelope. Checked using my...
Forum: RV-14 03-21-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,330
Posted By dmattmul
CG

I was also concerned about being tail heavy as I wanted to use a composite prop (Whirlwind) and Earth-X battery. My CS prop compared to the standard Hartzell metal was ~30 lbs lighter and my battery...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-21-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By dmattmul
AML-34 Switch Flicker

Anyone come up with a way to solve the annoying flicker or just occasionally stops lighting up for the AML-34. I've tried various electrical contact solvents, opened up the conductors more trick and...
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,494
Posted By dmattmul
Wiring harness

If you don't mind going straight stock to include stock landing lights, stock pitot tube set-up (ground at the instrument), strobes not grounded at the panel, etc., Stein is a good time saver. They...
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,652
Posted By dmattmul
Alex

Alex is a great instructor and my insurance had no issue with the sign off he gave me in his 7 and 10.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-18-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,919
Posted By dmattmul
Usual suspects

One area that seems to be a common leak source is the oil cooler fittings. Seems the clocking never works out correct or more needed perfect. It does not take much of a drip even every couple hours...
Forum: RV-14 02-21-2021, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,575
Posted By dmattmul
Fuel Arm final answer

=82.58-((B15-5)*(1.22/45))

I'm not going to defend, elaborate or debate but you can judge for yourself. B15 is the input in gals to quantify the Fuel Arm in inches. Yes other assumptions as to...
Forum: RV-14 02-21-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,575
Posted By dmattmul
Fuel Arm

Did anyone use a "changing" fuel arm to calculate W&B as this actually does change from 0 gals to 50 gals?
Forum: GPS 02-09-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,532
Posted By dmattmul
Under the cowl

Make a tray and mount 4 to 5 inches forward of the firewall at the top works great. Seems to have a good view looking rearward and of course forward. Temperature sensors in this area show less than...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-22-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,389
Posted By dmattmul
Self Inflicted

It appears the issue was since I have a 2 alternator 2 battery system and an electrically dependent engine I decided to set the essential bus up as high as reasonable (14.3 volts) and the main at...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-10-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,389
Posted By dmattmul
Belt tension

Forgot to mention (and probably should have) itís a Gates belt, proper width, length and cogged. 7460 - 11A0915.
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