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Forum: RV-14 10-12-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By mturnerb
I couldn't figure a way to test the back parts of...

I couldn't figure a way to test the back parts of the tanks without removing them. Unable to either visualize or put bubble solution on those parts. I wanted to identify and find any leaks before...
Forum: RV-14 10-12-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By mturnerb
Installing wires/servos/pitot&AOA lines is pretty...

Installing wires/servos/pitot&AOA lines is pretty easy as others have mentioned.

The hardest part for me was removing the fuel tanks to install senders and do leak testing on them. EVEN WITH the...
Forum: Tools 10-11-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By mturnerb
+1 on longeron yoke AND thin nose.

+1 on longeron yoke AND thin nose.
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By mturnerb
Jay Pratt is your man from what I...

Jay Pratt is your man from what I hear.....

(Username Jaypratt)

https://vansairforce.net/rvcentral.htm
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2021, 03:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By mturnerb
Two other items to check: - all starter wiring...

Two other items to check:

- all starter wiring connections
- ground straps

The starter current path to ground goes through the engine / engine mount. Many builders have added an extra grounding...
Forum: RV-14 10-02-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By mturnerb
https://www.youtube.com/user/abkilroy75 Andrew's...

https://www.youtube.com/user/abkilroy75

Andrew's videos are remarkably entertaining. Especially his rants.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0MnPAC0hoFLu0105URZNDw/videos

To respond to your...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By mturnerb
Looks right to me. I'd check to see what you're...

Looks right to me. I'd check to see what you're getting with your tool kit (if fine, you may want to add a medium).

You may need some bushings to step up the spindles to size of wheel. Something...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By mturnerb
I had one fine and one medium. The medium is...

I had one fine and one medium. The medium is really useful for removing material when fabricating parts (after using band saw to cut to rough shape).
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,252
Posted By mturnerb
I used this...

I used this one:

https://www.harborfreight.com/power-tools/polishers-buffers/6-in-buffer-61557.html

On this stand:

https://www.harborfreight.com/universal-bench-grinder-stand-3184.html

Holes...
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By mturnerb
I found it easier to do when you envision the...

I found it easier to do when you envision the skin overlying the part and think about where the part will tend to "imprint" on the skin - which edges/corners touch the skin or the skin tends to be...
Forum: Tools 09-14-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By mturnerb
EAA has videos you could look into: ...

EAA has videos you could look into: https://www.eaa.org/videos/hints-for-homebuilders

https://www.eaa.org/videos/hints-for-homebuilders/sheet-metal

Also - deburring basics: ...
Forum: Tools 09-14-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By mturnerb
Suggest you do some searches and look at Van's...

Suggest you do some searches and look at Van's recommendations also for tools. If you don't have any building experience perhaps some EAA courses or Synergy Air's introductory classes - this will...
Forum: Tools 09-14-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 800
Posted By mturnerb
Deburring is a broad topic. There are a number...

Deburring is a broad topic. There are a number of different tools/techniques depending on whether you're talking about general edge deburring, punched holes, or drilled holes, etc.

You may find you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By mturnerb
Given vaccination and quick recovery so far, very...

Given vaccination and quick recovery so far, very unlikely you'll have any significant long-term issues. Good plan nonetheless.
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2021, 06:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By mturnerb
IIRC this one gets done much later when the...

IIRC this one gets done much later when the fairing is fitted in that area. Comes with finish kit.

Look at page 12-12. This is where the final nutplates to attach that fairing are installed, but...
Forum: RV-14 09-05-2021, 04:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,985
Posted By mturnerb
SteinAir has a great video on the...

SteinAir has a great video on the technique:

https://www.steinair.com/videos/008-simple-connection-aircraft-trim-wires/
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By mturnerb
I think after reading a number of threads on the...

I think after reading a number of threads on the topic there are two concerns:

Plane Power seems to be less reliable overall than B&C

B&C are externally regulated - perception (not sure if this is...
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,985
Posted By mturnerb
The micro Molex are so difficult to crimp it's a...

The micro Molex are so difficult to crimp it's a joke. Even then (using connectors crimped and inserted by SteinAir) I found them unreliable. Regular Molex no problem.
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By mturnerb
The OP was simply asking what the standard...

The OP was simply asking what the standard alternator was. If I had to choose only one I'd go B&C, externally regulated. I suppose best option is to either contact Van's and ask if that's an option...
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By mturnerb
The standard alternator (Plane Power) I got from...

The standard alternator (Plane Power) I got from Van's (in the standard FWF kit) was internally regulated. The backup I ordered and installed was externally regulated.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-30-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By mturnerb
Good luck - I don't know their availability but...

Good luck - I don't know their availability but worth a shot.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-30-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By mturnerb
Ormond...

Ormond Aircraft

https://ormondaircraft.com/

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-V3EUQHcSKrA/XcDAEyfW0tI/AAAAAAAAIKE/m9bqDt8gG442tuJnNMHeInsv7up-e7rTQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/IMG_1111.jpg
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By mturnerb
On the -14A I built I didn't do aerobatic testing...

On the -14A I built I didn't do aerobatic testing in Phase I and placed a prohibition for aerobatics in the POH. I left the canopy release in place, with the intention that it be used only for...
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By mturnerb
If only the web is bowed this makes sense. I...

If only the web is bowed this makes sense. I wonder if flattening the web would cause reactive bowing of flanges.
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2021, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By mturnerb
Forming ribs usually causes bowing in such a way...

Forming ribs usually causes bowing in such a way that fluting between rivet holes on the flanges should flatten the web. I ended up fluting the E-904 ribs to fit. IIRC E-903's came fluted but I...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,985
Posted By mturnerb
Many people (including me) have found the micro...

Many people (including me) have found the micro molex connectors to be nothing but trouble. I replaced most of them with better connectors. Many options including d-sub and Deutsch DTM.

Do some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,909
Posted By mturnerb
I'd say this advice applies to all things...

I'd say this advice applies to all things aviation: As pilots we are individually responsible for knowing and understanding in detail all applicable regulations. BasicMed is but one component. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,909
Posted By mturnerb
Let me clarify - my point wasn't the legal issues...

Let me clarify - my point wasn't the legal issues (FAA has made the rule clear and I understand it) but rather the ability of the practitioners. The BasicMed is exam is, well, basic - and well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,909
Posted By mturnerb
As a physician myself, I see no reason a PA or NP...

As a physician myself, I see no reason a PA or NP couldn't do these exams. IF the FAA is nervous about it, have them do 2-4 hours of CE to get up to speed on what the FAA wants. Most AME use these...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,909
Posted By mturnerb
FIFY: "DO" (OD is optometrist)

FIFY: "DO" (OD is optometrist)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2021, 04:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,165
Posted By mturnerb
I wish you were in North Florida! Sounds like a...

I wish you were in North Florida! Sounds like a great program.
Forum: RV-14 08-14-2021, 04:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By mturnerb
One builder posted his here: ...

One builder posted his here: https://rv-14a.blogspot.com/2017/10/first-flight-prep-my-poh-checklist-and.html

Of course, applicable in its entirety only to his aircraft, but hopefully will be...
Forum: RV-14 08-02-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By mturnerb
Mine failed first flight. Replaced it with a...

Mine failed first flight. Replaced it with a better quality connector, the method you mention is also excellent.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,201
Posted By mturnerb
If you can find a used Daniel AFM-8 on Ebay, may...

If you can find a used Daniel AFM-8 on Ebay, may be worth your while. They usually sell very well for about what you'll pay. They use different positioners for different pins - standard D-Sub uses...
Forum: RV-14 07-13-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,468
Posted By mturnerb
Some parts are carried over from other models...

Some parts are carried over from other models (tail mostly), some are sized to be final or match drilled due to need for fitting. Most fuse/wing skins are final-size drilled.
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,404
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: RV-10 05-31-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
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: 857
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: 4,893
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: 6
Views: 1,173
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: 12,584
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: 2,220
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: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,131
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: 43
Views: 6,879
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: 43
Views: 6,879
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: 12
Views: 2,644
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: 2,832
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: 1,418
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: 1,605
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: 790
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: 1,162
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: 4,682
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: 2,759
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: 843
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: 2,045
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: 2,165
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: 1,412
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: 1,260
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: 2,182
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: 2,570
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: 4,024
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: 19
Views: 3,185
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: 16
Views: 4,641
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: 2,647
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...
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