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Forum: RV-14 10-15-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 50,757
Posted By Mudfly
Project looking good Ken. That red car would look...

Project looking good Ken.
That red car would look good with a light coat of primer green. Probably attract less attention from the po po too :)
Forum: RV-14 10-10-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,833
Posted By Mudfly
Hey Scott. I believe the main purpose of the...

Hey Scott. I believe the main purpose of the tape or proseal is to hold the TE in place during the back-riveting process to keep everything nice and straight. If yours turned out good, I don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,484
Posted By Mudfly
100LL Update

Latest update (Sep 7, 2018) on the Piston Aviation Fuels Initiative (PAFI) from the FAA website.

FWIW: "...PAFI flight testing and some engine testing was halted, resulting in a delay in testing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By Mudfly
Initially, I hated the debur part of the build...

Initially, I hated the debur part of the build process. I've actually "trained" myself to enjoy it. It's kind of relaxing actually...keep repeating that over and and over:). I've listened to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By Mudfly
Same

Exactly same for me.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-27-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,630
Posted By Mudfly
Amen to that!!

Amen to that!!
Forum: Tools 09-27-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,346
Posted By Mudfly
Aircraft Tool Supply

If price is comparable, I like to support the aircraft tool and supply companies. I just saw these in their catalog last night.


https://www.aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?id=GT950-5
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-11-2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,745
Posted By Mudfly
Thanks Bob and rmartingt for the insight. Too...

Thanks Bob and rmartingt for the insight. Too bad money gets in the way of advancing technology, but I understand. No existing company would want to touch the numbers you discussed with a 10 ft...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 902
Posted By Mudfly
I use a variable speed drill and a countersink...

I use a variable speed drill and a countersink bit for almost all my countersinking needs. I keep the drill speed very slow and just keep checking for correct depth with a rivet. After several, I...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-09-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,745
Posted By Mudfly
....and the RV-14?? Good to see more and more of...

....and the RV-14??
Good to see more and more of these new engine developments that don't use 100LL. I still have a hard time understanding all time and money being spent on trying to develop a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,484
Posted By Mudfly
Thanks Gary. Interesting info. Sounds like...

Thanks Gary. Interesting info. Sounds like discussion @ 5 min mark on
AOPA video...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,484
Posted By Mudfly
Motive Flow

Same as motive flow? Motive flow is used in fuel tanks of most biz jets I'm familiar with.
Here's a basic description I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,484
Posted By Mudfly
This is from the Shell link I listed on post 1. ...

This is from the Shell link I listed on post 1. (Avgas Fact and Future).
Is this relative to mjanduda's question? Last paragraph mainly.

"Octane rating is a measure of how resistant a fuel is to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,484
Posted By Mudfly
Thanks

Ok guys. I did include the following statement in my initial post of this thread.
"I realize this can be a controversial subject, and I may be overreacting."
That does seem to be the case, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,484
Posted By Mudfly
Thanks David. Somehow I have missed this G100UL...

Thanks David. Somehow I have missed this G100UL fuel development project during my frantic internet research of the demise of 100LL. This sounds very interesting. I have taken a step back from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,484
Posted By Mudfly
Hey Larry, Not sure if this relates to your...

Hey Larry, Not sure if this relates to your statement on vapor lock or not, but the following quote is from "Lycoming on Unleaded fuel part 1" posted by RV6_flyer. Sorry if this is completely off....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,484
Posted By Mudfly
Thanks Gary. Very interesting information. ...

Thanks Gary. Very interesting information. It's clear Lycoming has no problem with the use of "MOGAS" in certain engines. However, they are also clear that MOGAS is not pump gas. When/If...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,484
Posted By Mudfly
Thanks for the info Freemasm. Too bad the GAP...

Thanks for the info Freemasm. Too bad the GAP engine didn't get picked up by an engine manufacturer back in 2000. Might be close to getting certified by now:).
Here's a couple more articles I found...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,662
Posted By Mudfly
Talking Everything tool:)

Thanks Greg. Always fun to get a new toy....I mean tool.
Good to hear the factory is staying busy. We're all out here doing our part. Every time I pull out the rivet gun I'm just a trigger...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,662
Posted By Mudfly
From the VAF front page: VANS facebook RV-15...

From the VAF front page: VANS facebook
RV-15 production equipment? I like the last sentence. "More information coming soon!"

Diesel or Turbine Vans??:)

Van's Aircraft Inc.
Page Liked ∑ August 24...
Forum: RV-10 08-27-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 650
Posted By Mudfly
I followed the plans diagram for bending the...

I followed the plans diagram for bending the float wires for my 14 project and ended up with some clearance issues. Rather than try and tweak the wires, I placed replacement order from Vans. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,484
Posted By Mudfly
100LL Future and Engine Purchase Concerns

I'm probably a year or so away from looking for some type of propulsion system for my -14 project:). As decision time gets closer I become more concerned about what Iím hearing about the uncertain...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,211
Posted By Mudfly
i followed the instructions that came with the...

i followed the instructions that came with the balloon test kit. As you stated, they are a little different than shown in -14 plans. I used some rubber tape on the fuel fitting to help seal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,662
Posted By Mudfly
Not a jet, but here's an idea for a RV turbo twin...

Not a jet, but here's an idea for a RV turbo twin engine-single prop.
Take two of these https://www.turb.aero/ta200tp-turboprop (or similar),mounted side by side under the cowling. Couple the two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,662
Posted By Mudfly
I don't want to be a negative Nancy, but I'm more...

I don't want to be a negative Nancy, but I'm more than a little concerned about the future of 100LL (see links below). I haven't purchased an engine yet, and I'm having a hard time justifying paying...
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By Mudfly
Hello Syrus, I believe those holes are for flap...

Hello Syrus,
I believe those holes are for flap brackets. I don't have wing plans in front of me, but as I recall that inboard rib is the same used as some of the inboard ribs just no flap bracket...
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By Mudfly
Hey Mike, I built two rudders. Looking back I...

Hey Mike, I built two rudders. Looking back I probably shouldn't have, but that's another story:). The first rudder, I followed the plans and ended up right where you are. I think I used the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 873
Posted By Mudfly
I cant find it now, but I remember a thread in...

I cant find it now, but I remember a thread in the past few months regarding this issue. It may have even been addressed somewhere on the Vans website. If I remember, they said the possible cause...
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By Mudfly
Does this...

Does this help?
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=158812
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,341
Posted By Mudfly
Maybe I've been lucky, or have bad proseal, but...

Maybe I've been lucky, or have bad proseal, but I've had good luck applying body lotion to proseal covered skin and let it soak for a bit. Then just soap, rag and water seem to get the majority...
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,165
Posted By Mudfly
I think it's been mentioned here before, but I...

I think it's been mentioned here before, but I just tried tinypic.com the other day as a test and it worked great. No account needed and it's very easy.
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,431
Posted By Mudfly
Welcome!

Rich,
When "the box" shows up in your driveway; unpack, inventory, and put everything away except the vertical stab parts. Pay no attention to all those other blue plastic covered aluminum pieces...
Forum: RV-14 03-11-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,321
Posted By Mudfly
If you use faucet washers, make sure they are the...

If you use faucet washers, make sure they are the soft rubber type. Some are are more firm and won't give the results you are looking for. My supply is running low, and I'm having trouble finding...
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,073
Posted By Mudfly
EDIT I misread the original post. As Scott...

EDIT I misread the original post. As Scott explains below, the tool I list in the link should only be used when countersinking the holes of the trailing edge and not for final drilling the #40...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,565
Posted By Mudfly
Probably waaay overkill here, but just a thought....

Probably waaay overkill here, but just a thought. I'm not close to needing wing walk material, but have had this idea since I've been working on my wings. I had a truck bed with this product for...
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,823
Posted By Mudfly
If I hadn't installed yet, I may give this a...

If I hadn't installed yet, I may give this a try..https://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1519085690-134-522&browse=airframe&product=static-kit-port
Forum: RV-14 02-14-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By Mudfly
I believe if you follow the plans order you will...

I believe if you follow the plans order you will have to put the manufactured head of the rib flange rivet on the forward side of the spar. I'm sure that's perfectly acceptable, but I wanted to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,057
Posted By Mudfly
New Static Port option ?

https://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1518628025-488-444&browse=airframe&product=static-kit-port

Is this a new product from Vans? I don't remember seeing it when I was looking at...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-13-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By Mudfly
Hi Mikeandmaz, No right answer here. I...

Hi Mikeandmaz,
No right answer here. I typically prime then dimple. I find that prepping/scuffing,..and deburring after dimpling is a little more difficult, and harder on scorchbrite pads. I...
Forum: RV-14 01-26-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By Mudfly
Hey Mike, Welcome to the RV world. Sounds like...

Hey Mike,
Welcome to the RV world. Sounds like your very particular..and that's a good thing when you're building an airplane in you garage. After some time, you'll get a better feel for when...
Forum: Southeast 01-12-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Mudfly
ATL

Depending on where you need to be in Atlanta, downtown, or..N/E/S/W could be factor. i live on the north side so I'm familiar with that area. I don't have a flying plane yet, but occasionally fly...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,536
Posted By Mudfly
Originally Posted by mturnerb Another question -...

Originally Posted by mturnerb
Another question - what did you use to adhere backing plates to lens? I initially tried double-sided tape but it has some thickness that allows the nutplates to "sag"...
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 50,757
Posted By Mudfly
You look like a proud dad in the delivery room:) ...

You look like a proud dad in the delivery room:) Probably just as stressful too!
You are moving along nicely. Looking good man.
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,536
Posted By Mudfly
Me Too!

I also ended up with a small gap on on the leading edge lens to skin fit. Like you, I had the lens pulled/pushed as tight as possible when match drilling the skin holes to the lens. At that time...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,151
Posted By Mudfly
Thumbs up Me Too!

What he said... I also turned the skins outside up and hung the inside edge under a table..if that makes since. Used the DRDT-2 with no problem.
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,942
Posted By Mudfly
Welcome

Welcome Falconer!
Prepare for an experience:)
I don't remember how I dimpled those particular holes, but I may have used...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 16,315
Posted By Mudfly
I'm no expert in the field of fuels for piston...

I'm no expert in the field of fuels for piston airplanes, but it is my understanding that the future of 100LL is limited. Believe me, I hope they figure out a viable replacement because soon I will...
Forum: Reviews 11-28-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,161
Posted By Mudfly
RV

"Looking for an RV......"
Flying, or in a bunch of pieces?:)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,674
Posted By Mudfly
I mostly use fingers with those. Sometimes I...

I mostly use fingers with those. Sometimes I will slide a piece of short rubber hose over the shaft to get a better grip.
If you do use a power tool..very slow speed and very little pressure. ...
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,130
Posted By Mudfly
Thanks

Thanks for the heads up! I will be reaching that point in the near future. Hopefully, I can repay the favor one of these days.
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By Mudfly
I just riveted the nutplates on the splice strip...

I just riveted the nutplates on the splice strip a few days ago so I'm somewhat familiar.... with that part anyway.
It sounds like Scott was concerned about the possibility of the dimples not being...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By Mudfly
I had the same issue, and I believe I remember...

I had the same issue, and I believe I remember reading others as well. I got pretty good at taking the elevators off and on. It's definitely a trial and error process. I remember "ensuring" the...
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,024
Posted By Mudfly
Hard to tell from the picture how much room...

Hard to tell from the picture how much room you've got for the bolt head. Check out McMaster-Carr for ideas on different bolt head types. A couple stood out that have small diameter heads when I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-11-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,306
Posted By Mudfly
Nice

I see the reason for the colors of your signature now.
That plane "pops" as the trendy crowd would say:).
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-04-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,674
Posted By Mudfly
I like those for deburring as well. However,...

I like those for deburring as well. However, from my experience, they require much less pressure than the other deburr bits. Too much pressure/turns and the hole will be countersunk instead of...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,360
Posted By Mudfly
Looks Great!

Congrats, and thanks for sharing your first flight video. Every time I see one, it provides motivation to head out to the shop and debur a few more parts!
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,770
Posted By Mudfly
Thumbs up Congratulations Jared! Looks great, and 13...

Congratulations Jared! Looks great, and 13 month build is pretty amazing as well. I'm on the other side of town if you get bored and want to finish up my wings in your spare time :)
Forum: RV-14 07-21-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,317
Posted By Mudfly
Thumbs up Congratulations Greg! Nice looking 14 you...

Congratulations Greg! Nice looking 14 you built.
Always a great motivator to see a 14 leave the nest.
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,264
Posted By Mudfly
Thumbs up Congratulations Bob!..and thanks for your very...

Congratulations Bob!..and thanks for your very informative website.
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,955
Posted By Mudfly
Congratulations

Nicely done Marvin. Great looking 14!
Beautiful field you have there as well.
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,217
Posted By Mudfly
Oohrah

Already planning for engine and prop.....like the enthusiasm!
Get r done.
Welcome to the 14 build club!
Forum: Primers 06-09-2017, 05:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,371
Posted By Mudfly
Dimple After

I use Akzo primer and I dimple after priming. I've had no problems at all with the dimpling process damaging the primer.
Everyone has their own preference here, but there's a couple of reasons I...
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