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Forum: RV-14 Today, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,400
Posted By mturnerb
Same decision here, for the same reasons. I...

Same decision here, for the same reasons. I would add that it's a very easy install. Not much downside.
Forum: RV-7/7A Yesterday, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By mturnerb
Synergy Air has a fantastic basic builders...

Synergy Air has a fantastic basic builders course. I second Jason Ellis on YouTube. Also check out Andrew Kilroy. Look at this site as well: http://www.goodplaneliving.com/rv10-build/. Lots of...
Forum: RV-14 09-23-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 613
Posted By mturnerb
I didn't need shims. No gap on right, about...

I didn't need shims. No gap on right, about .008" on left before torquing, down to about .006 after torque. Discussed with mothership and they said check it every condition inspection - if it opens...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By mturnerb
There was a printed sheet in my finishing kit...

There was a printed sheet in my finishing kit with instructions for filing it - forgot about it until you mentioned it.

I found the AN3's easy to torque - reach in with torque wrench between the...
Forum: RV-14 09-19-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 617
Posted By mturnerb
Just did this - no issues except I had to remove...

Just did this - no issues except I had to remove primer from inside the holes in the brace after priming since the holes are very close tolerance.

Are you sure you did the reaming steps in section...
Forum: RV-14 09-18-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 785
Posted By mturnerb
I am about to install my Beringer wheels/brakes. ...

I am about to install my Beringer wheels/brakes. Not that many parts that are likely to break that I can see. And it wouldn't be hard to keep extras of those few parts in the aircraft. All that...
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 427
Posted By mturnerb
Yes servo fits into aileron bellcrank bracket....

Yes servo fits into aileron bellcrank bracket. Check photo here: https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/2018/03/update-march-18th-right-wing-systems.html

Unless you’re using something other than Dynon or...
Forum: RV-14 09-17-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By mturnerb
I installed pitch and yaw servos after the...

I installed pitch and yaw servos after the empennage/fuselage join - not really too hard. You have to install a bracket for the yaw servo which would have been easier before the join - I ended up...
Forum: RV-14 09-16-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By mturnerb
CORRECT - my mistake - editing original post.

CORRECT - my mistake - editing original post.
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By mturnerb
The roll servo mount is included with the wing...

The roll servo mount is included with the wing kit. The pitch servo mount is part of the elevator bellcrank assembly included in the fuselage kit.

The only extra mounts I had to buy were for the...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By mturnerb
Good points Art - as you might expect control...

Good points Art - as you might expect control pushrods and associated rod ends and jam nuts will be high on the list for condition inspections. I've used the "dot" method rarely and I think...
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By mturnerb
Thanks for the feedback - this is a great...

Thanks for the feedback - this is a great community for sharing and I'm happy that I can contribute!
Forum: RV-14 09-15-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,748
Posted By mturnerb
50% power. 7 GPH. Most folks getting 165-170Kt...

50% power. 7 GPH. Most folks getting 165-170Kt at higher fuel flow and power settings - I think OP's point was the endurance at economy fuel flow settings. And it's totally consistent with...
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 826
Posted By mturnerb
I found it easier to install the fittings and the...

I found it easier to install the fittings and the fuel sender as well as testing the tank with them off the wing (built a cradle to hold them on bench). I replaced all the bolts with new and torqued...
Forum: Primers 09-13-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,159
Posted By mturnerb
What's the evidence that a "bad job with rattle...

What's the evidence that a "bad job with rattle cans is much worse than doing nothing"? How do you define a bad job? I did due diligence and chose this route and have found the primer to be...
Forum: RV-14 09-13-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,039
Posted By mturnerb
Nicely done! Very similar to the method I used...

Nicely done! Very similar to the method I used with very similar results...
Forum: Primers 09-13-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,159
Posted By mturnerb
A reasonably safe/less messy option is to brush...

A reasonably safe/less messy option is to brush or roll on the Sherwin Williams "wash primer" that Van's uses in the quickbuilds (P60G2 I think). Not the route I chose but it's been tested in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,454
Posted By mturnerb
This thread makes me appreciate the -14A canopy...

This thread makes me appreciate the -14A canopy for sure. Some tricky fitting but nothing like your troubles. I think your solution looks good and when it's filled and painted you'll forget about...
Forum: California 09-10-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By mturnerb
It's all about location. In my area T-hangars go...

It's all about location. In my area T-hangars go for $400-500 / month.
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By mturnerb
I mounted mine one bay outboard of the...

I mounted mine one bay outboard of the pushrod/bellcrank and shortened the tubes to assure clearance.

Check out photos here: ...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By mturnerb
Thanks - I also got some photos from Tom. Great...

Thanks - I also got some photos from Tom. Great community!
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2018, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By mturnerb
Thanks. I should have been more specific -...

Thanks. I should have been more specific - looking for photos of the installation on the gear legs and connection of the brake lines on the wheels.
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 530
Posted By mturnerb
Beringer brakes installation - photos

Does anyone have photos of completed installation of Beringer brakes on RV14A? Particularly interested in connections at the gear leg/wheel

Thanks in advance..
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-08-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By mturnerb
Suggest you google "Eggenfellner engines",...

Suggest you google "Eggenfellner engines", "Eggenfelner RV-10". Read everything you can find, including NOT on this forum.

The principal (Eggenfellner) of Viking engines has a history that can be...
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By mturnerb
All the rivet holes are already in the piece. ...

All the rivet holes are already in the piece. Clearance is not that critical (having already built this part and test fitted the HS) - if within 1/32" no issue at all.
Forum: RV-14 09-08-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 787
Posted By mturnerb
I think your math is correct but it's pretty hard...

I think your math is correct but it's pretty hard to be that precise when making this part. I started from the center and used the template as drawn as a guide. (comparing my marks on part to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,738
Posted By mturnerb
Any updates on this one?

Any updates on this one?
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By mturnerb
Assuming aftermarket hinge covers are in place:...

Assuming aftermarket hinge covers are in place: if jettison handle is pulled, thereby releasing hinges, could forward canopy be pushed/pulled up (using reasonable force) for emergency ground egress?
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By mturnerb
Good point Scott. Question: I am installing...

Good point Scott. Question: I am installing jettison handle, but only intend it for use as emergency ground egress - no intention to do aerobatics or carry a 'chute. Would you agree that a plastic...
Forum: RV-14 09-06-2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By mturnerb
https://www.rvplasticparts.com/product-page/rv14-c...

https://www.rvplasticparts.com/product-page/rv14-canopy-hinge-cover

I ordered some. I've been building up the kit parts and test fitted them - "OK" but the little spring retainers are very easy to...
Forum: RV-14 09-03-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By mturnerb
General "options" that I picked (probably an...

General "options" that I picked (probably an incomplete list):

1. Beringer wheels and brakes
2. Fuel, brake, and FWF lines/hoses from TS Flightlines (I also ordered Beringer supplies through Tom)
3....
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By mturnerb
The only purpose I can think of is to save a few...

The only purpose I can think of is to save a few grams of weight. I can't recall if I did it or not - in any case it's very easy to do!
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By mturnerb
Did the antenna connection work as easily?

Did the antenna connection work as easily?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-02-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,738
Posted By mturnerb
I'd advocate inspecting the nutplates/bolt...

I'd advocate inspecting the nutplates/bolt threads with a remote camera if they're reachable before trying to pull tank off - if the bolts are broken should work but pulling the tank off isn't a...
Forum: RV-14 09-02-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 500
Posted By mturnerb
I'm reasonably sure that the ACK kit from Van's...

I'm reasonably sure that the ACK kit from Van's works correctly with the supplied cable. I asked Steinair about ELT options and they recommended sticking with the Van's supplied unit since the ones...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,738
Posted By mturnerb
The good news is that you are close to the...

The good news is that you are close to the mothership - hopefully they'll step up and fix this problem. This could be a big challenge to disassemble enough to access the brackets on the fuel tank...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By mturnerb
Thanks for all the replies - just what I was...

Thanks for all the replies - just what I was looking for!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 574
Posted By mturnerb
Tape on canopy - thoughts?

I'm close to wrapping up my canopy. Installation required cutting edges of protective film on canopy back a bit - I have some temporary masking tape in place now.

Van's recommends against long term...
Forum: RV-14 09-01-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,437
Posted By mturnerb
The factory RV-14 (taildragger) was built with an...

The factory RV-14 (taildragger) was built with an angle valve IO-360 - I think the specific version had the right configuration to fit well but not all do. This topic has been discussed in previous...
Forum: RV-10 08-30-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,948
Posted By mturnerb
Mike Busch's latest book (Mike Busch on Engines)...

Mike Busch's latest book (Mike Busch on Engines) is a very useful starting point to get an expert perspective. Lots of counterintuitive information.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-29-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By mturnerb
For some reason only a limited number of the...

For some reason only a limited number of the photos are loading for me.

We spent some time in Kentucky on our way up to OSH (driving). It's a beautiful state.
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,257
Posted By mturnerb
Here's a great thread to look at if you haven't...

Here's a great thread to look at if you haven't already: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=138426

I'm doing Berenger wheels/brakes, with TS Flightline hoses. Using these saved...
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 694
Posted By mturnerb
https://chesapeakesportpilot.com/

https://chesapeakesportpilot.com/
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,653
Posted By mturnerb
On our side of the pond we would say "curse like...

On our side of the pond we would say "curse like a sailor" or "..a Marine".....
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,653
Posted By mturnerb
If itís the adel clamp youíre struggling with,...

If itís the adel clamp youíre struggling with, hereís what I did: I used adel clamp pliers to get it closed over the plastic sleeve then safety wired it shut. Makes it easy. Wasnít able to remove...
Forum: Tools 08-26-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By mturnerb
You can never go wrong with Cleaveland Tools.

You can never go wrong with Cleaveland Tools.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,732
Posted By mturnerb
I'm starting to think about this quite a bit as I...

I'm starting to think about this quite a bit as I get closer to finishing my build.

I talked with a fellow pilot at my airport who just finished an RV-8A. He's gotten quotes from highly regarded...
Forum: ADS-B 08-24-2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,780
Posted By mturnerb
I'm guessing speeds are restricted over land in...

I'm guessing speeds are restricted over land in that area, however given the proximity to both Eglin and Tyndall AFB's could be almost anything. I once was flying along the "corridor" in this area...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,732
Posted By mturnerb
Which paint shop?

Which paint shop?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 833
Posted By mturnerb
Great video - from a builder's blog.

https://magnusrv.blogspot.com/2018/07/kids-flying.html?showComment=1534983800409#c3741226423796238466

One of my favorite RV14 blogs, now my new favorite video.
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By mturnerb
Gotcha - my mistake!

Gotcha - my mistake!
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 643
Posted By mturnerb
My plans reference Permatex #85420 Section 38, p...

My plans reference Permatex #85420 Section 38, p 36, step 8.

I ordered from Amazon.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-20-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,390
Posted By mturnerb
I wish I could say I have no "dings" on my build...

I wish I could say I have no "dings" on my build but it would be a lie. A few errant hits with the rivet gun here and there. Bondo will be my friend.
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By mturnerb
Subtle! Thanks for pointing out the difference. ...

Subtle! Thanks for pointing out the difference. Sometimes it takes another set of eyes to see the obvious.
Forum: RV-14 08-17-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By mturnerb
I count 14 total given that the two upper bolts...

I count 14 total given that the two upper bolts get two washers each on the nut side. Not clear from the picture whether the lower center bolts get washers on the nut side, but I assume they do. ...
Forum: RV-14 08-13-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By mturnerb
I had to back out rod ends a couple of turns. ...

I had to back out rod ends a couple of turns. Discussed with EAA tech counselor. Most critical is to be sure you don't have too many threads exposed on the rod end AND properly torquing the jam...
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,947
Posted By mturnerb
My Thunderbolt engine is being built now. I...

My Thunderbolt engine is being built now. I emailed Jeff and asked him to switch - he was happy to do so. Not disagreeing in any way with the value/importance of doing all the appropriate...
Forum: RV-10 08-12-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,405
Posted By mturnerb
This thread is well-timed. I'm getting close...

This thread is well-timed. I'm getting close enough to finishing my RV-14A that I'm thinking about what to do with/about tools. Bottom line - I'll find it very hard to part with them and can think...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,635
Posted By mturnerb
Vans has a video describing how to lubricate the...

Vans has a video describing how to lubricate the mandrel/stem on CherryMax rivets to address this issue (old rivets are the cause IIRC): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb9miRllZDo
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By mturnerb
The engine has a mechanical (primary) fuel pump. ...

The engine has a mechanical (primary) fuel pump. The electric fuel pump is redundant (it is used for priming and for failure of primary pump). This fuel system is consistent with the design of most...
Forum: RV-14 08-09-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By mturnerb
Another technique is to stabilize the part with...

Another technique is to stabilize the part with the shop head against the other structure using a bucking bar held just next to the shop head and pop the drilled remnant of the manufactured head with...
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By mturnerb
I built five of the benches, with a couple of...

I built five of the benches, with a couple of modifications - I made all but one of them 2x4 feet since Home Depot has pre-cut plywood and pressed "project boards" in that size - much easier than...
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