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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By mulde35d
FS: AML-34 Illuminated Switches & Klixon CB's

Selling 14 x AML-34 DPST Switches with engraved Rocker Caps. New from Stein this would cost $84+tax & Shipping. Asking $55 ea if sold individually or $700 for all 14. These are new and never...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-31-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
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, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,423
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, 06:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By mulde35d
Opinions

Youíll 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, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 631
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, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 449
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, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 927
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, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,589
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, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,425
Posted By mulde35d
Standard 3Ē yoke. I had been pretty good about...

Standard 3Ē 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, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,425
Posted By mulde35d
Later

Two stitches, a bill for X rays, and quite a few swear words later and itís all good.
Forum: Safety 11-08-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,425
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, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 443
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, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 643
Posted By mulde35d
With latch

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

Itís 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, 04:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,340
Posted By mulde35d
Canít over dimple

Take it from the guy who physically bent the squeezer ram while dimpling, you canít ďover dimpleĒ 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, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,340
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, 05:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,163
Posted By mulde35d
Should be good

Based on photos and video I have of other engine installs my location should be good. I havenít hung my engine yet so no guarantees, but best I can tell it will clear everything.
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,163
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, 07:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
Posted By mulde35d
Solution

My biggest issue was a dull bandsaw blade. I changed the blade an cut right down the marked lines. Didnít need much sanding after that.
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 914
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, 08:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 860
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: RV-14 10-22-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,492
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 thatís not really a big deal since only two of those...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,492
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, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 703
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, 08:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By mulde35d
Thanks

Thanks everyone. De-grease and prime it is.
Forum: Primers 10-17-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
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, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,777
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, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,161
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, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 512
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, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,067
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, 09:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,075
Posted By mulde35d
Most

Thatís why I said most, not all.
Forum: ADS-B 09-20-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,075
Posted By mulde35d
Hawks

I can confirm most Blackhawks are not yet equipped.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-08-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
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, 06:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,077
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, 06:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,826
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 3Ēx5Ē piece of 1Ē thick Maple (any hardwood will do) and ran my bandsaw blade 1/4Ē into...
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
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, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By mulde35d
Careful

I am not saying youíre 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, 05:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,132
Posted By mulde35d
Steel

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

Sorry I canít...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,077
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, 05:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By mulde35d
Excellent

Thatís what I was hoping to hear. Thanks
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-18-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
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, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 568
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, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
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, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
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, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 848
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, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,903
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, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,345
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, 06:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,903
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, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,903
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, 06:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,903
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, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
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, 06:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
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, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
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, 06:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
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, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
Posted By mulde35d
Thanks

That answers it, thanks.
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,501
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, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,607
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, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
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, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,199
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, 03:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,199
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, 05:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,927
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, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,199
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, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,199
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...
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