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Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-15-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,330
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: 74
Views: 9,450
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: 24
Views: 1,731
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: 567
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: 193
Views: 42,905
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: 15
Views: 985
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: 2,115
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: 136
Views: 77,768
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: 1,652
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: 17
Views: 2,467
Posted By Mudfly
Thumbs up Nice job Turner!

Nice job Turner!
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-14-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 42,905
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: 193
Views: 42,905
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: 4,548
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: 193
Views: 42,905
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: 1,053
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: 579
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: 949
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: 625
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: 193
Views: 42,905
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: 3,384
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: 3,384
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: 4,775
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: 4,775
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: 4,775
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: 21
Views: 4,890
Posted By Mudfly
Welcome

This is going to be a good one! :)

Welcome Lance
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-07-2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,462
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: 843
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: 1,142
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: 6,611
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: 136
Views: 77,768
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...
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 77,768
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: 3,815
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: 74
Views: 9,450
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: 1,088
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: 27
Views: 2,808
Posted By Mudfly
Same

Exactly same for me.
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-27-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,682
Posted By Mudfly
Amen to that!!

Amen to that!!
Forum: Tools 09-27-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,881
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: 4,141
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: 16
Views: 3,556
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: 4,141
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: 74
Views: 9,450
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: 74
Views: 9,450
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: 74
Views: 9,450
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: 74
Views: 9,450
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: 74
Views: 9,450
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: 74
Views: 9,450
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: 74
Views: 9,450
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: 74
Views: 9,450
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 models of the future (RV-??) 08-27-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 121,404
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 models of the future (RV-??) 08-27-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 121,404
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: 1,002
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: 74
Views: 9,450
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 I’m hearing about the uncertain...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,801
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 models of the future (RV-??) 08-06-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 121,404
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 models of the future (RV-??) 08-06-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 121,404
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: 972
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: 2,423
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: 1,156
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: 1,537
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: 1,630
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: 2,731
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: 3,298
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...
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