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Forum: RV-14 06-10-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 499
Posted By mturnerb
I made about 6 of those cover assemblies and had...

I made about 6 of those cover assemblies and had the painter paint 'em all...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-07-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By mturnerb
This item is Sold!

This item is Sold!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-07-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By mturnerb
Fiberglass Cloth and "Peel-Ply" (Dacron cloth)

New as shipped from Aircraft Spruce, the following items:

Spruce Item # 01-00642 (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pnpages/01-00642.php), 5 yards. (Bi-directional Cloth)

Spruce Item #...
Forum: RV-10 05-31-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 503
Posted By mturnerb
Roger that. Call me ornery but I've never fully...

Roger that.

Call me ornery but I've never fully understood the need to drive rivets in every hole, when / where a blind rivet might work just as well. They're easy to fill in and I haven't found...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-28-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By mturnerb
Plus 1 - they painted the -14A I...

Plus 1 - they painted the -14A I built:

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-poOG5BbbisM/XcDAGcRqgWI/AAAAAAAAIKI/kmjRdCoMG3oxty6WykbDWHc3i76H9cmkgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG_1112.jpg

Mark and Steve are the brothers...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-19-2021, 01:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,012
Posted By mturnerb
Purely speculative thoughts: Even if the...

Purely speculative thoughts:

Even if the airframe could handle higher gross weight, and Van's made a decision to move in that direction, there are still challenges to effectively adding useful...
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By mturnerb
They are junk. Replace with some other more...

They are junk. Replace with some other more robust connector.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2021, 03:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,609
Posted By mturnerb
Click on cell C3, then "window", then "freeze...

Click on cell C3, then "window", then "freeze panes". This fixes the headers for columns and rows so you scroll around and see what each cell relates to.
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,395
Posted By mturnerb
The way Mike Seager explained it to me is that...

The way Mike Seager explained it to me is that the 95KT best glide is longest distance traveled, whereas 75KT is longest duration of flight (time). In my phase one I found both to be pretty true. ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-12-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 263
Posted By mturnerb
Check your private messages.

Check your private messages.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,373
Posted By mturnerb
I did the class before starting my RV-14A build. ...

I did the class before starting my RV-14A build. Worth the time and the money, and then some.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By mturnerb
SLSA's are technically not experimental. They're...

SLSA's are technically not experimental. They're used in flight schools for training and may be rental aircraft, etc. There are different maintenance requirements than experimental aircraft as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-05-2021, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,462
Posted By mturnerb
That's correct - the Synergy built SLSAs are very...

That's correct - the Synergy built SLSAs are very well built.
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By mturnerb
Van's has published recommended initial AP...

Van's has published recommended initial AP settings:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/n-rv-14-garmin-ap-and-trim-setup/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,005
Posted By mturnerb
It's in Van's Section 5: "The standards to...

It's in Van's Section 5: "The standards to which driven rivets should conform are frequently uncertain. In addition to dimensions and perfection of shape, inspection is concerned with whether the...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-26-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 966
Posted By mturnerb
I used SEM self-etching primer. Excellent...

I used SEM self-etching primer. Excellent product.
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,119
Posted By mturnerb
I installed a pair of the ones designed for the...

I installed a pair of the ones designed for the RV-12 under the longeron forward of the canopy. Worked very...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-15-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By mturnerb
Ormond Aircraft: ...

Ormond Aircraft: http://ormondaircraft.com/

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-poOG5BbbisM/XcDAGcRqgWI/AAAAAAAAIKI/kmjRdCoMG3oxty6WykbDWHc3i76H9cmkgCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG_1112.jpg
Forum: RV-14 04-14-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 822
Posted By mturnerb
Few more for the list (most of these are generic,...

Few more for the list (most of these are generic, not specific to a -14)

- spark plug socket (and extra spark plug washers for that matter)
- 1" socket for oil filter or oil filter wrench
- jack...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2021, 05:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,880
Posted By mturnerb
We're talking about the English language here,...

We're talking about the English language here, folks (and particularly, the American version of same). Very fuzzy rules, ready acceptance of neologisms and words that originate in other languages,...
Forum: RV-10 03-24-2021, 01:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,410
Posted By mturnerb
Agree it's normal. I've seen many production...

Agree it's normal. I've seen many production airplanes look the same. IIRC it's the effect of lift on the top skins that you're seeing. My RV-14A wings (also QB) looked the same in flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By mturnerb
EAA has one specific to...

EAA has one specific to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,766
Posted By mturnerb
"Run monthly" but not flown is scary to me. ...

"Run monthly" but not flown is scary to me. Engines need to be run up to operating temperatures to allow water in the engine to evaporate (just to be clear - oil temps don't need to be at the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-15-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,545
Posted By mturnerb
Flying from KCRG (Jacksonville) to south MS I use...

Flying from KCRG (Jacksonville) to south MS I use this route typically (keeps me clear of most MOA's /restricted areas):

KCRG GEF MAI CEW LOXLY

This route keeps you in the "VFR corridor" through...
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2021, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,161
Posted By mturnerb
Section 5 (5.13.1) explains the procedure for...

Section 5 (5.13.1) explains the procedure for straightening thick parts that are curved in the manufacturing process. Spec stated there is "within 1/16 inch along its entire length". I think...
Forum: Southeast 03-12-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By mturnerb
I've had good service from Sheltair in the past. ...

I've had good service from Sheltair in the past. Not cheap but that's what you get at a big airport.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-10-2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,739
Posted By mturnerb
Penn Yan Aero (New York) Signature Engines in...

Penn Yan Aero (New York)

Signature Engines in Cincinnati OH

Zephyr in Florida

I've had personal experience with Signature - outstanding shop.

Penn Yann and Zephyr have excellent reputations.
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,004
Posted By mturnerb
I used this reference on Van's website: ...

I used this reference on Van's website: https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/RV14wb.pdf

The percentages referenced here are also converted to standard terminology (inches aft of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2021, 04:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,397
Posted By mturnerb
Adding another thought to the mix: consider the...

Adding another thought to the mix: consider the origins of the G3X touch. It was designed for the experimental market, supporting both VFR and IFR operation (as primary instruments replacement, not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2021, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,811
Posted By mturnerb
A good place to start would be with Vic...

A good place to start would be with Vic Syracuse's book: "PRE-BUY GUIDE FOR AMATEUR-BUILT AIRCRAFT"

I would avoid non-standard engines (if you stick with E-LSA should not be a problem)

Put a "WTB"...
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,902
Posted By mturnerb
1: empennage kit basically goes from baggage...

1: empennage kit basically goes from baggage bulkhead aft. Fuselage kit includes everything from firewall to baggage compartment floor/ribs. (except canopy and glass - part of finishing kit)

2....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-14-2021, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,191
Posted By mturnerb
To add another perspective to the many very...

To add another perspective to the many very well-considered ones already posted: I always considered the time I spent building as having value to me as opposed to the project or the product: in a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-31-2021, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By mturnerb
They make bushings/adapters to fit the shafts for...

They make bushings/adapters to fit the shafts for standard bench grinders.

What I ended up using for deburring was one fine 6" wheel and and one medium 6" wheel mounted to a Harbor Freight buffer on...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,853
Posted By mturnerb
I used high density D-Sub female connectors -...

I used high density D-Sub female connectors - they fit the pins pretty well and worked better for me than the micro molex ones.

Not recommending you do the same but worked better for me.

Blog...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-29-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,738
Posted By mturnerb
I was very pleased with Ormond Aircraft. They...

I was very pleased with Ormond Aircraft. They painted my RV-14A and a bunch of airplanes on my field, including some other RVs

Reasonable turnaround time too - Hawk has a good rep but has a rep for...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-24-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,757
Posted By mturnerb
I think the biggest risk of an overly sensitive...

I think the biggest risk of an overly sensitive AoA tone is that you may tend to automatically tune it out and run the risk of ignoring it when it really matters. Coming from a healthcare AND a...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-24-2021, 03:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,757
Posted By mturnerb
I'm not expert at "nervous passenger"...

I'm not expert at "nervous passenger" techniques/rules, but I found myself wondering about your AoA calibration. At normal Vy climb speed should it be beeping like that? On a cold day the -12...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-24-2021, 02:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By mturnerb
Not sure what the Cleaveland set (my favorite...

Not sure what the Cleaveland set (my favorite dies by far but they're in a hangar) says but here's one from Brown...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2021, 03:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,073
Posted By mturnerb
I used Aerospace to buy a kit - the hardest part...

I used Aerospace to buy a kit - the hardest part was consistent communication about the nature of the purchase. Because no FAA bill of sale was needed, it led to some confusion, but otherwise went...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,319
Posted By mturnerb
Fuel goes overboard via the sniffle valve when...

Fuel goes overboard via the sniffle valve when that happens (ask me how I know) - explains the smell.
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2021, 04:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,469
Posted By mturnerb
The ADAHRS bracket in the RV-14/14A isn't a good...

The ADAHRS bracket in the RV-14/14A isn't a good place for Garmin ADAHRS but it's a decent place for the non-CANBUS magnetometer (GMU-22). SteinAir recommended this over the GMU-11 because of the...
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,319
Posted By mturnerb
Given the story of when this happened, probably...

Given the story of when this happened, probably not an issue but it's a good idea to look underneath for any fuel stains, especially at wing roots. Could be a leak where fuel lines enter fuselage,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-15-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,320
Posted By mturnerb
I ordered these and they are...

I ordered these and they are great:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B085KC6X57/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,603
Posted By mturnerb
My...

My approach:

https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/2017/02/february-12-2017.html

The advantage of using an aluminum backing plate with nutplates is that you can snug the bolts anytime you feel the need. ...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,533
Posted By mturnerb
If I were doing it again I'd not countersink or...

If I were doing it again I'd not countersink or dimple. The plate is tucked away under the HS and a few screw heads don't really create much drag.
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,687
Posted By mturnerb
I knew someone would point that out. However I...

I knew someone would point that out. However I did once get some J-channel from them that was "backwards" (holes in curved part, not flat part), so they do make mistakes on rare occasions....
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 899
Posted By mturnerb
Normally that would be with oil.

Normally that would be with oil.
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,687
Posted By mturnerb
All builders should keep a photo of Van's scrap...

All builders should keep a photo of Van's scrap pile in their shops, in order to feel better about themselves!
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,687
Posted By mturnerb
Hi - I sent you a PM

Hi - I sent you a PM
Forum: RV-14 12-17-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,589
Posted By mturnerb
Excellent photos and description of the issue...

Excellent photos and description of the issue here:

https://rv-14a.blogspot.com/search?q=gear+leg
Forum: Tools 12-11-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By mturnerb
I bought this one. A bit pricey but works very...

I bought this one. A bit pricey but works very well. Front part of each drawer fits standard jobber bits, long tray in back fits longer...
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2020, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,400
Posted By mturnerb
As always, assuming mothership agrees, I don't...

As always, assuming mothership agrees, I don't think one bad hole is enough to require replacement. Two possible options would be just put a rivet in the hole for cosmetic reasons and build on...
Forum: RV-14 11-27-2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,968
Posted By mturnerb
Why is it castellated then? The only reason I...

Why is it castellated then? The only reason I can think of for a castellated nut is if the torque is not adequate to retain the nut. Also - why bother with anti-seize here if the nut is locking the...
Forum: RV-14 11-27-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,968
Posted By mturnerb
Edited based on contribution from the expert....

Edited based on contribution from the expert....
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By mturnerb
There are some pretty big guys flying -14's and...

There are some pretty big guys flying -14's and if your height is more in the legs you should be fine: with rudder pedals full forward and seats back I doubt you'd have any issues. I suggest you...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,416
Posted By mturnerb
Why not just defer until you can get another set...

Why not just defer until you can get another set of hands / eyes (experienced ones) to join you? Might save you more pain and aggravation....
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By mturnerb
It's builder installed, but moving it aft is not...

It's builder installed, but moving it aft is not really feasible without making other major structural changes: it's tied into the same structure that forms the rollover bar, canopy deck, etc. and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By mturnerb
If you're building with selling sooner rather...

If you're building with selling sooner rather than later in mind, with the RV-12 it's probably better to go "light" on extras as most of them can be easily added by future owners if they wish. I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2020, 03:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,705
Posted By mturnerb
One more trick I've tried with some success is to...

One more trick I've tried with some success is to sandwich the thin layer of metal between two layers of wood tightly clamped together. Still "step up" from smaller to larger size - final size with...
Forum: RV-14 11-20-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,026
Posted By mturnerb
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sw68fmpjrbufa9j/3%20View...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sw68fmpjrbufa9j/3%20View%20Drawing%20RV14A.png?dl=0
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,560
Posted By mturnerb
As Jeff says, no need to install permanently but...

As Jeff says, no need to install permanently but if you have wing on the bench it may be easier to fit it, countersink/dimple holes etc. now and final install before flying.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,718
Posted By mturnerb
One of the points of my earlier post is that a...

One of the points of my earlier post is that a long (I use 12") #40 bit is easy to bend in such a way as to keep it centered on the rivet - as Billytime1 says, drilling out the center of the rivet...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,718
Posted By mturnerb
I like to get the hole started with rivet removal...

I like to get the hole started with rivet removal tool as you show - just deep enough so that a bare bit won't slip off the rivet head. THEN I use a long #40 bit to center the hole and drill it a...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-07-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,840
Posted By mturnerb
Philips makes a multi-weight "Victory" oil that...

Philips makes a multi-weight "Victory" oil that has additives (similar to Camguard) recommended by...
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