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Forum: RV-14 04-23-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 736
Posted By Mudfly
Dan. Those parts not required for EXP119. I...

Dan. Those parts not required for EXP119. I installed parts you listed per plans prior to EXP119 option. When I decided to go with the EXP119, I did not remove them when installing the lower...
Forum: Primers 02-27-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,898
Posted By Mudfly
The original post states he uses PreKote as part...

The original post states he uses PreKote as part of his primer prep. For the non-prekote users, here's what that process involves: spraying PreKote on the part to be primed; scrubbing with a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-05-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By Mudfly
Sure you’ve heard of the dreaded broken tap in...

Sure you’ve heard of the dreaded broken tap in the roll bar scenario. To try and avoid that, I did some research and seems the use of a two flute tap may help avoid that situation. Pic attached of...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-04-2022, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,037
Posted By Mudfly
Look ahead in the plans. Later, those tapped...

Look ahead in the plans. Later, those tapped threads in the plexi get drilled out. Think I may have even upsized those holes a bit more than called for to allow for expansion/contraction.
Forum: RV-14 01-10-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,430
Posted By Mudfly
Just do what Steve does:)

Just do what Steve does:)
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,839
Posted By Mudfly
I used a “spring puller tool” for a trampoline my...

I used a “spring puller tool” for a trampoline my kids had when younger. I knew it would come in handy some day. Worked pretty well.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,296
Posted By Mudfly
If we're talking about the powder coated...

If we're talking about the powder coated bellcrank to aileron pushrod, I had some fit issues as well. I did remove most, if not all, of the primer inside of the pushrod. I sanded the inside of the...
Forum: Primers 03-21-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,686
Posted By Mudfly
Smooth out orange peel with scotchbrite pad. ...

Smooth out orange peel with scotchbrite pad. Try and do before primer cures. Maybe after and hour or so.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-09-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,990
Posted By Mudfly
I have a brand new 390exp119 on order for my 14. ...

I have a brand new 390exp119 on order for my 14. While it took some time, I'm at peace with that fact. Is what it is. It should be fine for 10 years or so.
However, for the long term, Vans...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-06-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,990
Posted By Mudfly
https://turb.aero/ https://www.lycoming.com/engin...

https://turb.aero/

https://www.lycoming.com/engines/del-120
Forum: RV-14 10-05-2020, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,192
Posted By Mudfly
I recently installed the fuel pump. Cover plate...

I recently installed the fuel pump. Cover plate on top of my pump says "Max Run Dry Time = 60 secs".
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 33,793
Posted By Mudfly
For reference, here's my pump info (version 7)...

For reference, here's my pump info (version 7) dated 20/07/18.
Forum: RV-10 08-14-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,572
Posted By Mudfly
This is a 14. Not mine, but pretty sure almost...

This is a 14. Not mine, but pretty sure almost everyone on this board has seen this plane:)
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-07-2020, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,982
Posted By Mudfly
Lycoming

Give Lycoming a call. Maybe they'll pull one of these out of the basement for you. I'm hoping Vans will give them a call too for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2020, 04:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,329
Posted By Mudfly
Would this help. Not necessarily for the trim...

Would this help. Not necessarily for the trim function, but looks like it does maintain a slight amount of pressure on the rudder pedals.

https://www.aerosportproducts.com/product/rudder-trim/
Forum: RV-14 06-04-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,118
Posted By Mudfly
I countersunk the top skins (in the doubler area)...

I countersunk the top skins (in the doubler area) leaving the rivet heads slightly proud (due to skin thickness) per the plans. If I were doing it again, I would go the dimple route without...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-25-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 50,224
Posted By Mudfly
:) https://www.shell.com/business-customers/aviati...

:)
https://www.shell.com/business-customers/aviation/aeroshell/knowledge-centre/technical-talk/techart12-30071515.html
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,579
Posted By Mudfly
As I recall, at least for the double flush rivets...

As I recall, at least for the double flush rivets on the bearing bracket, I think the plans rivet length was a bit long. That could be the cause of the "clenching" you are getting. I think I...
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,257
Posted By Mudfly
Hello John, I'm in section 28 and just...

Hello John,
I'm in section 28 and just constructed the vent assemblies. The FF00084 is not installed at that point (page 28-09). It appears that on page 48-04 they want you to drill out the two...
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,195
Posted By Mudfly
Thanks Med for explaining the purpose of the...

Thanks Med for explaining the purpose of the closure plate. Tough to visualize when you don't have the system installed yet. Makes sense now.
Jon, I' just installed my vent assembly on the...
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,195
Posted By Mudfly
Firewall Vent Assembly

I recently completed the assembly and installation of the two vent assemblies in section 28 of the fuselage kit for my 14A project. However, while looking through the revision updates on the Vans...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,716
Posted By Mudfly
Colngratulations

Looks great Allan! Like the paint design...simple and clean looking. Be sure to post some pics with the cowling on. I want to put it on my short list of paint designs when the time comes.
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2020, 06:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 19,698
Posted By Mudfly
This is similar to cderks idea above. I...

This is similar to cderks idea above. I modified them slightly and have used them a few times practicing installing/removing the trim motor springs on my 14 wings. Works pretty good. My wings...
Forum: Safety 02-13-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,793
Posted By Mudfly
Turn Back decision.

First, excellent job by the OP by getting the plane on the ground safely under a very stressful situation. Second, thanks for posting your experience for the rest of us to "Armchair Quarterback". ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,293
Posted By Mudfly
Thumbs up Thanks Tom! Out of all the replies to this...

Thanks Tom!
Out of all the replies to this thread, your "philosophical answer" makes the most sense to me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,293
Posted By Mudfly
For those interested, here's the latest update...

For those interested, here's the latest update from the FAA on the 100LL replacement program (PAFI).

https://www.faa.gov/news/fact_sheets/news_story.cfm?newsId=14754
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-27-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 50,224
Posted By Mudfly
I'd like to see an aluminum version of something...

I'd like to see an aluminum version of something like this....with the diesel engines!

https://i.postimg.cc/BXFF3T8J/DA42-sunsetorange.jpg (https://postimg.cc/BXFF3T8J)

Skip to the 1:00 min mark in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,427
Posted By Mudfly
Guess it does still exist. Hang in there...

Guess it does still exist.
Hang in there Lycoming!
https://www.aviationconsumer.com/industry-news/lycomings-diesel/
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,427
Posted By Mudfly
Lycoming DEL-120

Does this engine still exist, and will it fit on the nose of an RV-14?
If so, Lycoming please contact me and lets figure it out.

https://www.lycoming.com/engines/del-120
Forum: Primers 10-26-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,414
Posted By Mudfly
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Thanks Dan for letting me know. Thought I had it solved. Pics are showing up on all my devices. Possibly because all are tied to my google account. I'll try something different.
Forum: Primers 10-24-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,414
Posted By Mudfly
Update

I mentioned above that I typically dimple after priming and have not experienced any flaking or cracking of the primer.....well that has changed. I recently primed a fairly large batch of fuselage...
Forum: Primers 10-06-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,414
Posted By Mudfly
I've dimpled after priming almost all my parts so...

I've dimpled after priming almost all my parts so far in the build. I have not experienced the flaking, or cracking of primer around the dimples as shown in your pictures . What are you using to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-13-2019, 06:22 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 17,862
Posted By Mudfly
Love your initiative. Wish I was smart enough...

Love your initiative. Wish I was smart enough to do stuff like that!
Sorry to hear your diesel/Jet A designs didn't work out. I still believe to keep GA sustainable/economical for the long...
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,375
Posted By Mudfly
I prefer using that edge rolling tool over the...

I prefer using that edge rolling tool over the vise grip looking one. I too ended up with some waviness the first time I used it. Believe it was the rudder rudder trailing edge..ended up...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-15-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 24,215
Posted By Mudfly
I like that idea Dave:) While building my...

I like that idea Dave:)
While building my wings I thought it would be cool if someone, not me, mounted two small jet engines on the top of the wings like the HondaJet..,or if they preferred the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 22,293
Posted By Mudfly
Sorry, I apologize ahead of time for this post,...

Sorry, I apologize ahead of time for this post, but I only get on this soapbox once a year.
For those interested, here's an update (June 20, 2019) on the PAFI program from the FAAs website. ...
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,347
Posted By Mudfly
Always fun to watch these videos. Thanks and...

Always fun to watch these videos. Thanks and congratulations!
Forum: Painting your RV 07-26-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,298
Posted By Mudfly
I just met Jonathan of Plane Schemer at OSH a...

I just met Jonathan of Plane Schemer at OSH a couple days ago. I have heard good things about his work, and he is very nice guy.

https://planeschemer.com/
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-19-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 79,527
Posted By Mudfly
Thanks for the update Dave. Good luck with your...

Thanks for the update Dave. Good luck with your meetings with the airframe manufacturers. Hopefully they?ll be receptive to ideas that will help ?future proof? their airplanes which, in the long...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,642
Posted By Mudfly
Outstanding! Now that's the way to do a first...

Outstanding! Now that's the way to do a first flight video.
Now top off those pain-in-the-butt tanks and head to OSH:)
Congratulations!!
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,794
Posted By Mudfly
OSH

Neighbor, and lead builder assistant, Scott and I will be arriving on Monday around noon via the MKE ONE Arrival- Avis transition. We'll be tent camping somewhere on the field. Departing on...
Forum: RV-14 05-05-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 212,280
Posted By Mudfly
Thumbs up That's awesome! Thanks for sharing "The Big...

That's awesome!
Thanks for sharing "The Big Move"
Forum: Primers 04-24-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,359
Posted By Mudfly
Your step 4. "set parts aside to dry" I noticed...

Your step 4. "set parts aside to dry"

I noticed that when I use to let parts air dry, I sometimes ended up with small areas that were slightly "discolored" looking. I assumed the areas were water...
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2019, 04:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,466
Posted By Mudfly
Thumbs up Nice job Turner!

Nice job Turner!
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 79,527
Posted By Mudfly
Thanks Terry, that's interesting. Guess I better...

Thanks Terry, that's interesting. Guess I better run out to the mailbox and pull that letter I was sending to the patent office:)
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 79,527
Posted By Mudfly
Not if you put two Turbine Aeronautics engines...

Not if you put two Turbine Aeronautics engines under the cowl up front. Of course we will need RELIABLE gearbox that take two inputs to one output. If helicopters can do why can't fixed wing. ...
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2019, 05:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,642
Posted By Mudfly
I'm currently in the planning/researching stage...

I'm currently in the planning/researching stage of autopilot trim servos so this is where I'm coming from. Any chance the autopilot pitch trim servo is "modulating" causing the feel you describe?
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-05-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 79,527
Posted By Mudfly
Thanks

Thanks Dave for the information! Good idea keeping it simple initially. People hear "turbine" and they start thinking faster and higher. Like you said, maybe later on that stuff. Right now we...
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,592
Posted By Mudfly
Hey Jon, Mine were the same. I also debated...

Hey Jon, Mine were the same. I also debated the issue. I remember finding a thread on here where this was discussed. I'll see if I can locate it. Think most just left "as is". I ended up...
Forum: RV-10 02-21-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,215
Posted By Mudfly
Is this the info you're looking for? Full and...

Is this the info you're looking for? Full and empty ohms listed in description.

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1550799123-94-27&browse=misc&product=f-385
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,367
Posted By Mudfly
Hey Jon, I'm about 30 mins north of the city and...

Hey Jon, I'm about 30 mins north of the city and about to close up my slow-build wings. I would invite you up, unfortunately I'm out of town with work and don't get home until Thursday night. ...
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,944
Posted By Mudfly
Can you make some adjustment to the rod end...

Can you make some adjustment to the rod end bearings? Also, make sure the jig is sitting flush on the wing spar. If I recall, mine had a tendency to "ride up" a little on the inboard edge. ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-08-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 79,527
Posted By Mudfly
You could add a parachute system forward of the...

You could add a parachute system forward of the firewall. That should add 100 lbs or so.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,789
Posted By Mudfly
Thanks

Thanks Scott. I'll go with the LPS2 and add to my yearly condition inspection checklist to re-lubricate.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,789
Posted By Mudfly
Aileron Bellcrank Grease

I'm ready to install the aileron bellcranks in the wings (RV14). Not sure about other models, but the bellcrank design for -14 has a brass bushing that is inserted into the steel housing of the...
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,416
Posted By Mudfly
JDA_BTR . You talked me into it. I'm going...

JDA_BTR . You talked me into it. I'm going with the shielded 3 conductor, and will use the 3rd wire as a real ground vs using the shield. Final answer!
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,416
Posted By Mudfly
Thanks

Thanks guys for the info and ideas.
Jon, I like the idea of keeping the sync wire separate and using the third conductor in the shielded wire for the ground. The only reason I was going to use...
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,416
Posted By Mudfly
Nav/Strobe/Landing Lights

I'm trying to finalize a wing wiring plan before I rivet the bottom wing skins on my 14A project. I'm using the AeroLed Nav/Strobes at the wingtips, and a pair of Whelen lights as landing lights. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-18-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 36,710
Posted By Mudfly
Welcome

This is going to be a good one! :)

Welcome Lance
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-07-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 61,318
Posted By Mudfly
Love it! No 100LL required. Will it fit in a...

Love it! No 100LL required. Will it fit in a 14?
Good luck!
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,138
Posted By Mudfly
Both sides of that push rod are countersunk for...

Both sides of that push rod are countersunk for double-flush riveting. I can't remember if I up-sized those or not. I sometimes find it difficult to judge rivet lengths required for those double...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,894
Posted By Mudfly
What Bob said ^. Priming adds CONSIDERABLE time...

What Bob said ^. Priming adds CONSIDERABLE time to the build and, for me, reduces the overall enjoyment of the project. My next build, the diesel or turbine powered RV-15 will not be primed:).
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2018, 06:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,961
Posted By Mudfly
That's going to be a great looking RV14. I...

That's going to be a great looking RV14.
I wish the canopy on the real plane looked like the one in the picture. Maybe someone will develop an aftermarket one of these days. :)
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 212,280
Posted By Mudfly
Thumbs up Congratulations Chris. You built a beautiful...

Congratulations Chris. You built a beautiful 14. What a great feeling that must be. Very motivating to see posts like this! And thanks for keeping your website updated during your build. I...
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