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Forum: RV-14 Today, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
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 Yesterday, 03:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,752
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: 8
Views: 569
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: 156
Posted By mturnerb
Check your private messages.

Check your private messages.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
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: 10
Views: 1,035
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: 10
Views: 1,035
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: 737
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: 1,812
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: 843
Posted By mturnerb
I used SEM self-etching primer. Excellent...

I used SEM self-etching primer. Excellent product.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-23-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By mturnerb
SEM self-etching.

SEM self-etching.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-23-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By mturnerb
Sold RV-14 Seat backs

SOLD. Never used these (Classic Aero interior).

Primed and ready to go. Pay shipping or pick up and they are...
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-19-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By mturnerb
COMPRESSOR for sale, local pickup NE Florida--SOLD

SOLD. 20 Gallon, Industrial Air brand. Less than a year old, very high quality, very quiet.

Sells new for over $600, I'll sell for...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-15-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 553
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: 666
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: 3,672
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: 2,313
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: 691
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: 1,704
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: 1,442
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: 1,071
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: 829
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: 1,574
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: 1,824
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: 3,187
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: 2,648
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: 2,602
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: 2,021
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: 886
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: 1,701
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: 7,432
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: 2,604
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: 2,604
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: 678
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: 1,934
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: 1,216
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: 1,338
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: 1,216
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: 2,161
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: 1,471
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: 1,456
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: 2,465
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: 824
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: 2,465
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: 2,465
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: 1,428
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: 1,193
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: 3,234
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: 1,799
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: 1,799
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: 1,004
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: 1,293
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: 1,004
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: 563
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: 1,589
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: 946
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: 1,448
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: 2,614
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: 2,614
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: 1,745
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...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2020, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,509
Posted By mturnerb
Are the skin holes dimpled? If not I'd just use...

Are the skin holes dimpled? If not I'd just use AN470 rivets and build on.

If skin holes are alread dimple, it might be possible to "un-dimple" the skin holes more easily than dimpling the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-06-2020, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,523
Posted By mturnerb
Most likely an OWT (old wive's tale).....

Most likely an OWT (old wive's tale).....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,338
Posted By mturnerb
If you use the correct washer stack the nut...

If you use the correct washer stack the nut should not "bottom out" - you should be able to fully torque. If you are using correct washer stack but still running out of threads, try next size lower...
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