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Forum: RV-14 05-21-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By mturnerb
I put a PEX conduit...

I put a PEX conduit there:

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wvXn4pPY2kQ/WtVG5dcCZ9I/AAAAAAAAGzg/4U55Eo-PjlcszHM3PHLagL26sl6ux_mOwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3965%2B%25281%2529.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2022, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By mturnerb
In case this is helpful: The MP sensor IIRC has...

In case this is helpful:

The MP sensor IIRC has 3 wires that connect to wires coming through the firewall. Should be easy to locate and inspect the connections at the sensor. Depending on your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2022, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By mturnerb
Thoughts: 1. Has the Kavlico sensor SB been...

Thoughts:

1. Has the Kavlico sensor SB been completed (if so should be in the logbooks)?

(https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sb-00006/)

Not sure this would affect the...
Forum: Safety 05-17-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,837
Posted By mturnerb
Yes - I was afraid of damaging the tube so used a...

Yes - I was afraid of damaging the tube so used a vise with padding, limiting force to avoid crushing tube, but still a little tendency to move. In retrospect it might have helped to put some...
Forum: Safety 05-17-2022, 09:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,837
Posted By mturnerb
The round, smooth, and hard steel tube is hard to...

The round, smooth, and hard steel tube is hard to stabilize fully, and rivets are pretty long. They tend to want to bend over. I found that a series of partial sets worked better.
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 620
Posted By mturnerb
I found these useful, however many aren't fans of...

I found these useful, however many aren't fans of using them in plexi:

https://www.permagrit.com/kt2/

I also found that using a standard countersink on the deburring handle (L-shaped) made it...
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 386
Posted By mturnerb
I put the legs of the fluting tool in a vise. I...

I put the legs of the fluting tool in a vise. I actually over-fluted in 1 or 2 places and had to squeeze the flutes little (also in vise - well-padded). YMMV
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-02-2022, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 486
Posted By mturnerb
I'll take it PM sent

I'll take it

PM sent
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-23-2022, 04:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By mturnerb
Since the wing is upside down in OP's photo,...

Since the wing is upside down in OP's photo, isn't the wire bundle already "under"?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-21-2022, 04:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,760
Posted By mturnerb
Just curious - any chance at this point you could...

Just curious - any chance at this point you could re-route harness to use direct route between ribs that avoid crossing the pushrod?

Another thought: Not sure this would work here, but you might...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2022, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,164
Posted By mturnerb
Much more likely scenario given that wiring...

Much more likely scenario given that wiring issues typically interrupt power somewhere along the line as opposed to applying power to a trim servo...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2022, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,164
Posted By mturnerb
I suugest you start with the micro molex...

I suugest you start with the micro molex connectors in the empennage. that connect the trim motor in the elevator to the wiring harness (assuming original builder used Van's standard harnesses and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 37,400
Posted By mturnerb
Nicely done!

Nicely done!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By mturnerb
I found them in use to have great feel. Wouldn't...

I found them in use to have great feel. Wouldn't want to change it.
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By mturnerb
The bracket that holds the lights attaches to the...

The bracket that holds the lights attaches to the riveted-in mount using AN-3 bolts (they go into the nutplates installed in W-00017)

Find Section OP-52A and the diagrams and install instructions...
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By mturnerb
It says "Rivet ONLY the holes called out in...

It says "Rivet ONLY the holes called out in Figure 1 & Figure 2. Use tape to cover the unused holes to prevent inadvertent riveting."

Looking at the figure that includes some but not all of the...
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2022, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By mturnerb
It's an error in the plans, F-10409 doesn't get...

It's an error in the plans, F-10409 doesn't get installed until Page 10-27.

(Good reason to reach out to Peter Fata to join the RV-14 Plans Wiki)
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-23-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By mturnerb
No experience with alternative engines to share...

No experience with alternative engines to share but I think one factor you left off your list that's very important is resale value. For the most part, auto engines cut resale value in half or at...
Forum: Safety 02-23-2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,396
Posted By mturnerb
Since this is a safety discussion, perhaps the...

Since this is a safety discussion, perhaps the topic of Carbon Monoxide deserves a discussion all its own. That would be about the critical importance of early detection, symptoms, etc. And...
Forum: Safety 02-22-2022, 09:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,396
Posted By mturnerb
Key word in my description was "effectively" - I...

Key word in my description was "effectively" - I wasn't trying to explain to medical folks but to non-medical. In the medical setting, the problem is with bad lungs but in military high altitude...
Forum: Safety 02-22-2022, 08:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,396
Posted By mturnerb
That's a pretty good way of putting it but (for...

That's a pretty good way of putting it but (for me personally) I would add an asterisk - which would be what I said before: 90-91% as a hard floor for safety. This would avoid getting into a gray...
Forum: Safety 02-21-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,396
Posted By mturnerb
Smoking primarily affects all this by the damage...

Smoking primarily affects all this by the damage to lungs which is complex but can be thought of most easily as increasing the difference between oxygen level in the alveolus (lung) and the blood: it...
Forum: Safety 02-21-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,396
Posted By mturnerb
Sort answer yes: "The lung response to acute...

Sort answer yes:

"The lung response to acute altitude exposure is mainly hyperventilation which, together with elevated heart rate, aims at achieving an adequate supply of oxygen to the tissues. At...
Forum: Safety 02-21-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,396
Posted By mturnerb
High performance military aircraft use...

High performance military aircraft use pressurized masks for high altitude/unpressurized flight which in effect provide "PEEP". I found the most interesting part of training on this method is that...
Forum: Safety 02-21-2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,396
Posted By mturnerb
What no one has discussed specifically, but some...

What no one has discussed specifically, but some have touched on indirectly, is the relationship between oxygen saturation as measured by the pulse oximeter and the partial pressure of oxygen in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2022, 02:00 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 37,400
Posted By mturnerb
My thought was definitely under very controlled...

My thought was definitely under very controlled conditions with assistance, and more like supported relatively close to floor, crawling in to stand up - probably not a great idea overall.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-18-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 37,400
Posted By mturnerb
I wonder how hard it would be to support the...

I wonder how hard it would be to support the tailcone vertically and stand inside to do the work?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By mturnerb
Page 30 of this document (not sure if it covers...

Page 30 of this document (not sure if it covers your model) states accessory mounting ears may be removed.

I had to cut one off starter and grind it down smooth. ...
Forum: RV-14 02-14-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,410
Posted By mturnerb
My location was very similar to Alex. I drilled...

My location was very similar to Alex. I drilled a little hole for safety...
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2022, 04:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By mturnerb
I ended up modifying the shape of the arm to get...

I ended up modifying the shape of the arm to get full clearance inside tank etc.

I think Vans may have modified the KAI more recently to account for issues with float...
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-25-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 623
Posted By mturnerb
Occasionally - more in March than in February -...

Occasionally - more in March than in February - between fronts there will be afternoon cumulus with bumpy air. Typically fronts come through every 3-4 days, best flying is typically 2nd day after...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-23-2022, 07:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,724
Posted By mturnerb
Complementary to other resources already noted...

Complementary to other resources already noted (especially Vic's books) you might find Mike Busch's work helpful to round out your knowledge:

https://resources.savvyaviation.com/
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-20-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,350
Posted By mturnerb
Cleaveland has some videos I found...

Cleaveland has some videos I found helpful:

https://youtu.be/Qo9QCMaNSoA

https://youtu.be/_mpbsQF1eu0
Forum: Florida (North) 01-10-2022, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,382
Posted By mturnerb
Tom - PM sent

Tom - PM sent
Forum: Florida (North) 01-10-2022, 04:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,382
Posted By mturnerb
KCRG (Craig) is about a 40 minute drive from...

KCRG (Craig) is about a 40 minute drive from Fernandina/Amelia Island. 2 friendly FBOs, rental cars (in normal times anyway). Uber from there to Amelia might be reasonable. Fuel prices at KCRG...
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,411
Posted By mturnerb
If your wheel pants are on be sure the nosewheel...

If your wheel pants are on be sure the nosewheel breakout force is set correctly. You could have nosewheel turning to one side in flight.
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,485
Posted By mturnerb
IMO it would be difficult with 2 in the airplane....

IMO it would be difficult with 2 in the airplane. Not impossible with a single pilot/seat down.

RV-10 probably a better option for 2 + golf clubs.
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,782
Posted By mturnerb
One more data point. "E" has an excellent build...

One more data point. "E" has an excellent build blog site and has posted his checklists / POH in various formats. Clearly unique to his (unique) airplane, but a very good resource/reference in my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2021, 05:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,989
Posted By mturnerb
I'm guessing just about everyone understands what...

I'm guessing just about everyone understands what OP meant by "shipper". And that OP agrees with just about everyone that Vans does a great job packing/crating kits. Semantic errors aside, meaning...
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 967
Posted By mturnerb
Could you gently bend the bracket slightly at the...

Could you gently bend the bracket slightly at the 90 degree angle where it attaches to tunnel? (I'd use something like a seamer tool if it was me) I doubt that would be structural issue.
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,358
Posted By mturnerb
Give the folks at Vans a call - if they sent the...

Give the folks at Vans a call - if they sent the wrong kit should be able to help you sort it out.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-02-2021, 05:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,725
Posted By mturnerb
I used these connectors for...

I used these connectors for EGT/CHT:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/eioverlapolc-1-10-05470.php
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-01-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,706
Posted By mturnerb
Reamer fan here. As Mike said, slightly...

Reamer fan here. As Mike said, slightly undersized pilot hole, finish with reamer. Less deburring needed usually, as a side benefit.
Forum: RV-14 10-12-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,646
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: 1,646
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: 1,203
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: 1,037
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: 1,926
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: 1,480
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: 3,267
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: 3,267
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: 3,267
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: 920
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: 1,522
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: 1,522
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: 1,522
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: 970
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: 993
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: 3,844
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: 1,585
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: 3,844
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: 1,585
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: 1,585
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: 1,159
Posted By mturnerb
Good luck - I don't know their availability but...

Good luck - I don't know their availability but worth a shot.
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