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Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 228
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: 224
Posted By mulde35d
Excellent

Thatís what I was hoping to hear. Thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-18-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 224
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: 243
Posted By mulde35d
Rib contact

I havenít 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: 343
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: 343
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: 429
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: 1,253
Posted By mulde35d
Night

Iíll 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: 24
Views: 1,274
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: 1,253
Posted By mulde35d
IFR vs night

I hadnít 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: 1,253
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 shouldnít be (Pitot Heat, Autopilot Inhibit, etc)

Not that...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,253
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: 991
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 CPCís. Worked great at the wingtip root as well.
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
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: 991
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: 991
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: 991
Posted By mulde35d
Thanks

That answers it, thanks.
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By mulde35d
Archer Nav in RV-14A

So I am about to install the Archer Nav Antenna in the left wingtip of my RV-14A and want to get others opinion before final drilling and fiberglass. I have the piano hinge attachment for he wing...
Forum: Primers 08-01-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,382
Posted By mulde35d
Mixing Mate

I highly recommend buying the "Mixing Mate". It is worth every penny since it replaces the lid, stirs the material and allows for precise pouring of the desired quantity. When done I simply put it...
Forum: RV-14 07-31-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By mulde35d
Plans

May want to also check out post 127 and 129 on the "Gotcha's" thread

"be weary of the scribe lines symmetry and ensure you cut short before trimming to the specific fit of your rudder. Figure 2 does...
Forum: RV-14 07-31-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By mulde35d
follow up

Talked with builder assistance tonight (they were worn out from Osh), but they said if the flaps and ailerons have no twist (which they don't as confirmed by the granite countertop) then it is likely...
Forum: RV-14 07-30-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By mulde35d
Twist

Appreciate the additional insight. Iíll pull the flaps and ailerons and place them on a piece of granite countertop to check again. Last time I used benches, straight boards, and a digital level....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-30-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,461
Posted By mulde35d
Different

I have a slightly different opinion. I love the pneumatic squeezer for making dimples, but find it can be difficult to position and control on SOME rivets. I prefer to use Clevelands main squeeze for...
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By mulde35d
New jig

I appreciate the thought. The kit is only a year old so I imagine it is a new jig. Just one that is flipped over for use on the left and right wing. The left and right flap both intersect the top...
Forum: RV-14 07-26-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By mulde35d
Easy

Easy explanation, when I took the picture I had a piece of cardboard between the rear spar and flap to prevent vibration will moving the wings around on the cart. In reality the rivet line is almost...
Forum: RV-14 07-26-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By mulde35d
flap data

Yes I am rigging on the wing stand. The flap is sitting vertically on the rear spar as seen here. This is the metal to metal contact I am talking about and the reason the flap trailing edge can't...
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By mulde35d
Aileron Rigging Help

So I installed the Flaps, Ailerons, and all associated push pull tubes & bellcranks before rigging the Ailerons IAW the manual and Jigs. The left aileron rigged precisely with both the outer edge...
Forum: RV-10 07-25-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 634
Posted By mulde35d
Go ahead

I installed exactly what you are talking about in my 14. No issues at all. The longer stem didnít interfere and it drains properly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 460
Posted By mulde35d
Consideration

Not saying this is the correct answer but consider this. If the primer is that difficult for you to remove, why would it not hold if you simply scuff it and attach the ribs with pro-seal as directed....
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By mulde35d
Flanges

I installed 2 flanges per tank. The holes for the upper flange must all be drilled. Like you, I am not sure why the upper hole is needed unless you were planning to install a fuel return line. The...
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By mulde35d
Options

May want to consider just hand tightening for now. I just installed mine and had to adjust the length once installed in the wing. Once you have it bolted in place the tube and end stay put pretty...
Forum: RV-14 07-17-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By mulde35d
Costs

Up to you. I personally spent about 100 hours digging through the garmin manuals and other installation instructions to create my own wiring diagram. I calculated out all the wires and connectors...
Forum: RV-14 07-14-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 497
Posted By mulde35d
Small hands

I just reached in with my hands holding a small rectangular tungsten bucking bar. I taped all the sides except the exposed portion to rivet upon and set it on the spar while it sat vertically. Placed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-02-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,199
Posted By mulde35d
Core Value

I appreciate the links from everyone. This engine is in rough enough shape that it was only worth core value. I ended up getting a bid for the widow from an overhaul shop and have sold. She is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-01-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,199
Posted By mulde35d
Core value

I appreciate it Dan, She wasn't interested but provided some other contacts who were. Thanks
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-01-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,199
Posted By mulde35d
What to do with an IO-360

Looking for options here. I am helping the widow of a recently deceased aviator clean out a hangar and have come across an IO-360-A3B6D (200hp) that was picked up from the factory in 1991. The...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By mulde35d
Length

Just be careful how much extra routing you put into the cable. Vanís is notorious for providing just enough cable length to make it happen. An extra inch or two in routing may result in not being...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2019, 04:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By mulde35d
Thought process

Consider the reasoning. You may not want it through a bulkhead because it has a high probability of slicing the antenna cable in a crash. I would offer though that those two bulkheads are pretty...
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By mulde35d
Fuselage

All the extra options. I am installing an earthX battery box instead of the standard. Buying the fiberfrax, shim stock, foil tape, and fire barrier 2000 sealant for the firewall. The firewall pass...
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By mulde35d
Thanks

Much appreciated. Now I just have to pull out my calculator that my 6th grade teachers said I wouldn't always have and use the conversion button.
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By mulde35d
Quick Firewall Question

I am pre-ordering material that I will need for the fuselage kit before it actually arrives and was hoping someone could provide me the height and width dimensions of the stainless steel firewall...
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,316
Posted By mulde35d
Success

With both fuel tanks all closed up, and a slight adjustment to the fuel tank cap tightness, the balloon has remained inflated for about 30 minutes. I will put about 5 gallons of 100LL in the tank...
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,811
Posted By mulde35d
stand

http://mouser.org/projects/rv-10/wingassembly.html

reduce the length from 10" to 9"2” to fit the RV-14 wing. Otherwise all other dimensions are the same.
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,316
Posted By mulde35d
appreciated

I appreciate that insight. I torqued the nut to 60 inch/pounds (45-65 recommended) and also applied Loctite 567 to the threads before installing. Fingers crossed.
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2019, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,316
Posted By mulde35d
Almost there

Fuel level sender lines are bent and installed, fuel drain hooked up / sealed / torqued. Left wing is pictured below.

I can't imagine trying to bend the fuel level sender in a quickbuild with the...
Forum: RV-14 05-29-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,316
Posted By mulde35d
How

I have to ask, how did you manage to pressure test it before securing the tank baffle? I would think you would at least have needed to install the blind rivets to get a seal.
Forum: RV-14 05-29-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,316
Posted By mulde35d
Sealant

Not required per the instructions (page 18-4, Figure 3). It is sealed on the outside when the fuel level sender is installed.
Forum: RV-14 05-29-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,316
Posted By mulde35d
Fuel Tank Follies

Since I am about 24 hours from closing up my right and left fuel tank with the Tank Baffle, I figure I would poll the group to see if their is anything you wish you had done before sealing it up. ...
Forum: Safety 05-22-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,910
Posted By mulde35d
Kids

Alright folks, I am not talking about doing full aerobatic routines to 6gís with a small child on board. But I am also sure I am not the first one who wants to do a loop or roll with a child (just...
Forum: Safety 05-20-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,910
Posted By mulde35d
BRS

I hadn’t thought about the BRS. I don’t plan on installing one as it would add a lot of extra stuff and complexity to the build. It makes you wonder if it should satisfy the FAR. Possible that part...
Forum: Safety 05-20-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,910
Posted By mulde35d
Kids and Aerobatics

So after searching the threads I found one other post on this topic, but it was closed after some heated discussion.

My question is, how to safely do aerobatic flight with a kid who doesn't fit or...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-04-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 576
Posted By mulde35d
ballpark

This should get you in the right ballpark. Biggest decision on the CPC's is whether you want the flange or not. Also, match the backshell to the CPC size (you'll need 2 per connector). Of note,...
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By mulde35d
I ordered the doubler and cover plate from the...

I ordered the doubler and cover plate from the wing kit. I have a full parts list in my build log.
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By mulde35d
pictures

As promised
https://i.postimg.cc/Tw5MvCvq/7-12-6.jpg
https://i.postimg.cc/QdfRBRXJ/7-0-3.jpg
Note: to anyone who wishes to debate whether this is necessary, needed, or even desired. I don't care, I...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By mulde35d
Electric

I ended up installing a Ray Allen trim servo in the rudder attached to a piano hinge on the trailing edge. It was a knock off of the electric rudder trim mod I saw on RV10s. I will try to post some...
Forum: Primers 04-27-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,666
Posted By mulde35d
Clarify

Just wanted to clarify for everyone, I have either used alodine or used wash primer on various parts, not both on the same part. The alodine 1132 pen is great for touch ups and fuel tank parts while...
Forum: Primers 04-27-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,666
Posted By mulde35d
Update

I think I determined the issue. The problem seems to be letting the parts sit too long between scuffing/cleaning and applying the primer/alodine. I didn't get the prep-all yet so I cleaned a small...
Forum: Primers 04-26-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,666
Posted By mulde35d
me too

Don't worry, I felt that way not too long ago as well. I decided on a chromated wash primer as the next step. Sherwin Williams CM0484646 wash primer. This will be followed by their General...
Forum: Primers 04-25-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,666
Posted By mulde35d
Final decision (maybe)

I am thinking a combination of the two methods may work best depending on the part. For the small parts I prefer to clean them in a water solution since I can keep them submerged and clean them all...
Forum: Primers 04-24-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,666
Posted By mulde35d
next steps

So here is what I am thinking I'll try next.

1. Wipe / clean with Prep-All cleaner / degreaser
2. Scuff with maroon scotchbrite pad in Bon Ami / water solution
3. rinse and wipe in clean water
4....
Forum: Primers 04-24-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,666
Posted By mulde35d
The blog picture was definitely residue from...

The blog picture was definitely residue from using acetone. I have since changed to denatured alcohol, but didnít realize that could streak as well. Iíll have to do some tests to see when the problem...
Forum: Primers 04-24-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,666
Posted By mulde35d
cleaning

I don't believe it to be the wash primer since I am having the same issue while using the Alodine 1132 pen. Also, I am using Sherwin Williams CM0484684 Chromated Wash Primer (similar but different...
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