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Forum: RV-14 07-07-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 525
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: 1,433
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: 730
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: 1,029
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: 1,209
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: 1,978
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: 2,226
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: 2,127
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: 1,888
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: 2,408
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: 1,703
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: 786
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: 2,774
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: 1,070
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: 1,132
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: 529
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: 7,163
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: 79
Views: 44,803
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: 7,163
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: 1,976
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: 1,794
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: 15,634
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: 1,085
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: 2,506
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: 1,028
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: 1,137
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: 789
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: 1,846
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: 3,124
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: 2,506
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: 3,230
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: 2,583
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: 4,061
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: 4,032
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: 32
Views: 9,522
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: 2,992
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: 6,133
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...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,442
Posted By Mudfly
Re: RV-14 Build Log N829MS

Marvin, Your post title had me hoping for a few more pictures! That's pretty cruel man. Maybe if you take a few more swigs out of the bottle you have there you might feel a little more...
Forum: Alternative Engines 05-07-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,034
Posted By Mudfly
Looks like they update their facebook. ...

Looks like they update their facebook.
https://www.facebook.com/Turbine-Solution-Group-609158212429254/
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-17-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,034
Posted By Mudfly
Hey Dave, Sounds like you guys have some...

Hey Dave, Sounds like you guys have some interesting things going on.
Since you're already thinking outside the box, let me take it a bit (maybe more than a bit) further.
Since one of the issues...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-16-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,034
Posted By Mudfly
Interesting

One of the concerns I had when I started my project a couple of years ago was regarding the engine or, more specifically, the fuel for the engine. Believe me, I am no expert when it comes to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,988
Posted By Mudfly
SNF

After the storm passed through Thursday morning, the rest of the day wx was perfect at SNF. Clear blue, mid 70's.
I, for the first time, walked around the hbc area, but saw only a handful of RVs,...
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,113
Posted By Mudfly
Welcome!

Hello VJ. You're off to a great start! Looking at your blog, it appears you are very organized and meticulous, and your work reflects that. Hopefully, you'll pass me up so I can use your blog for...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,380
Posted By Mudfly
Yes. Just use a 9v "smoke alarm" battery and...

Yes. Just use a 9v "smoke alarm" battery and jumper wires to white wires.
Reverse polarity to change direction.
It's a small step, but fun to see the first moving part of your RV:)
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,279
Posted By Mudfly
The Project

You have no idea what you just got yourself into. I didn't either. I knew it would be a big project, but I had done other big projects before so no problem. This one is different..this one is...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,615
Posted By Mudfly
Same

I had the same issue. So, after running all the wires and temporarily tie-wrapping in place, I cut those two long wires at the C410 molex plug to match the lengths of the other wires. The pins on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,172
Posted By Mudfly
Smile Pitot/AOA

You discussed pitot probe only configuration and that is great info.
I'm using the Garmin GAP 26 Pitot/AOA probe. The instructions state that "optimal AOA functionality results when the tip of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-03-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,172
Posted By Mudfly
Thanks

Thanks for the input guys.
After consideration, I think I will be sticking with the plans location. My "extended" eyebolt idea may not be practical and could even possibly cause damage to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,172
Posted By Mudfly
Dumb Idea?

I am preparing to install the wing ribs on my -14A project. Planning ahead for wiring and pitot line routing through the ribs brought me to the question as to where to place my pitot tube. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2017, 07:07 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,493
Posted By Mudfly
UPDATE:Correction..It was brought to my attention...

UPDATE:Correction..It was brought to my attention the -14 and -9 rudders are not the same. Sorry. My Mistake. I read that from one of the -14 builders blogs and did not have correct...
Forum: RV-14 02-20-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,662
Posted By Mudfly
I didn't have to enlarge those holes to to get...

I didn't have to enlarge those holes to to get the phone cable through. I did take out the bushing and any other wires that were previously installed.
Sounds like some builders do have issues...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 22,493
Posted By Mudfly
RV14 Rudder

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Here's a link to the RV14 rudder plans. It would be interesting to hear the differences to other RV models.
https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-14/RV-14_07.pdf
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,481
Posted By Mudfly
I like your idea Turner. I can't think of any...

I like your idea Turner. I can't think of any issues with your setup, but I would like to hear other opinions with possible disadvantages.
Using your method, it may also be easier to add extra...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,374
Posted By Mudfly
Countersink Dimensions

Hello WVM,
Here's picture from the RV14 plans regarding countersinking spar for #6 and #8 screws.
Picture on the left is for #8 screw, and right is #6.
These are max. dimensions. I ended up with...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,552
Posted By Mudfly
Thanks Guys

Thanks for checking.
I guess the extra items were put there by the original builder. It was just unusual that that the plastic bag was sealed closed. All he had completed was the inventory so...
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,552
Posted By Mudfly
Empennage Kit - Bag 3042

I just finished the Empennage/Aft Fuselage Kit of my 14A project and was going over the "leftover" parts:) pile. I have a sealed plastic bag labeled 3042 containing several miscellaneous items. ...
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,682
Posted By Mudfly
Rudder Rebuild

I apologize for thread drift as well and the long post. However, final paragraph is related to thread.

Polar,
I ordered the parts for the rudder rebuild just after I finished the first one. ...
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,696
Posted By Mudfly
I have not seen that product before. Looks like...

I have not seen that product before. Looks like a great idea. I was just looking at the stack of ribs in my wing kit and thinking about all the deburring ahead. Those may help!
I also like using...
Forum: RV-14 01-08-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,682
Posted By Mudfly
I just finished building a second rudder:), so...

I just finished building a second rudder:), so I'm familiar with this situation. The main issue I discovered that prevents you from being able to get a regular rivet in the hole in question is the...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,390
Posted By Mudfly
Magnus. Glad your trip to the states was a...

Magnus. Glad your trip to the states was a success:)
Hope the wx is a little warmer in FL for you guys than back home.
Also, thanks for your blog..Im a regular visiter.
Shawn
Forum: RV-10 01-01-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,885
Posted By Mudfly
I just went through this step on my 14A project. ...

I just went through this step on my 14A project. I am by no means an expert with this, and looks like you have some much more experienced advice, but is 1/8" offset between the two counterbalance...
Forum: RV-14 12-22-2016, 10:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,244
Posted By Mudfly
Thanks

Thanks. I was kind of wondering the same thing about the spars. Also good info regarding the non-blue plastic nose ribs.
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