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Forum: RV-14 Today, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 157
Posted By mturnerb
I decided to add an extra ground - not from the...

I decided to add an extra ground - not from the starter though. I just ran a heavy cable from the location on the engine mount where the engine ground strap attaches back to the same location on the...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 210
Posted By mturnerb
Jeff: Do you have common fuselage wiring harness...

Jeff:

Do you have common fuselage wiring harness diagram? It's on this page: https://www.vansaircraft.com/downloads

It shows the stick wiring as well.

I also have a wiring diagram from Steinair...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-10-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 853
Posted By mturnerb
Ken: I'm assuming you're referring to the...

Ken:

I'm assuming you're referring to the ammeter shunt. If you look at the 3rd picture on this page: https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/2018/12/more-cowl-baffles-wiring-control-cables.html you will...
Forum: RV-14 02-09-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,019
Posted By mturnerb
There is plenty to learn when building, and when...

There is plenty to learn when building, and when it came to fuel/oil/brake lines I made it easy on myself. Tom and Steve (Aircraft Speciality) do a fantastic job on all these lines. It costs a bit...
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 840
Posted By mturnerb
I installed a couple of small LED lights (in...

I installed a couple of small LED lights (in parallel) in the baggage area, with a dimmer switch on the panel:

https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/2018/09/landing-gear-baggage-area-light.html
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,628
Posted By mturnerb
If I could I would do BOTH quickbuild. Fuse took...

If I could I would do BOTH quickbuild. Fuse took me almost a year to build. Based on my experience (quick wings, slow fuse), I would say the QB wings and fuse would have saved me a total of about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,546
Posted By mturnerb
My two thoughts "out of the box": 1. Seems a bit...

My two thoughts "out of the box":

1. Seems a bit busy for my taste. Is that much capability / redundancy really needed? (in particular I'm referring to the 3 large dials top center - lots of space...
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,015
Posted By mturnerb
My most important trick here was to use safety...

My most important trick here was to use safety wire to close the adel clamps over the sleeves. Unfortunately I wasn't able to get cutters on them after installation so I just left the wire in place.
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By mturnerb
I bought 60' and used most of it. My VOR...

I bought 60' and used most of it. My VOR antenna (Archer in wingtip) did not come with wire.
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 881
Posted By mturnerb
I did it with canopy mounted on the fuselage and...

I did it with canopy mounted on the fuselage and would do it again that way. I was able to set the fuselage on a table at a comfortable height to reach the fairing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,102
Posted By mturnerb
Glideslope and VOR/ILS are on one antenna. I...

Glideslope and VOR/ILS are on one antenna. I ordered Archer from Steinair. It’s easy to install (good instructions) especially if done before installing wingtip nut plates. (I did after and still...
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By mturnerb
You cut the block into 4 pieces as I recall.

You cut the block into 4 pieces as I recall.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-25-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,647
Posted By mturnerb
I got a large slant-D type binder...

I got a large slant-D type binder (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0141N73M4/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and never looked back. So much easier to flip around, pull a sheet out as...
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,261
Posted By mturnerb
My panel (from Stein) here: ...

My panel (from Stein) here: https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/2018/09/engine-mount-on-panel-on-way.html

I put the GMC507 on top of stack. Look at the panels from most current light jets and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By mturnerb
There is an MK-321-BS, grip range .09-.109 Same...

There is an MK-321-BS, grip range .09-.109 Same strength, etc as MK-319.

How many do you need? I have a few on hand.

Edit: I didn't notice the need for .2 grip - I don't think you'll find a pop...
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By mturnerb
Ken: Not in central Florida but my rudder pedals...

Ken:

Not in central Florida but my rudder pedals are in and we can put in enough of the interior (It's all here, not yet installed) for you to get sense if you want to drive up to Ponte Vedra. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,953
Posted By mturnerb
The specific requirement is "state licensed...

The specific requirement is "state licensed physician" - an MD or DO licensed in any state.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-19-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By mturnerb
Exactly what I thought. Thanks

Exactly what I thought. Thanks
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-19-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,773
Posted By mturnerb
Cool - what airport is that visible in the photo...

Cool - what airport is that visible in the photo behind you?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-19-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 840
Posted By mturnerb
I guess I'm confused - why doesn't the GTX45R...

I guess I'm confused - why doesn't the GTX45R communicate directly with the G3X over the CAN bus or other direct wired connection?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,905
Posted By mturnerb
One question I get is "how do you know it will...

One question I get is "how do you know it will fly?" - my response is "if the control surfaces move as they should and the engine runs it cannot help but fly". Doesn't really seem to convince some...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-19-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 892
Posted By mturnerb
It's a fun journey - lots to learn for sure. ...

It's a fun journey - lots to learn for sure. I'm now at the 90% done, 90% to go stage....
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By mturnerb
I got help from Vic Syracuse on this - not really...

I got help from Vic Syracuse on this - not really a "two man" job (at least the hanging itself: having two sets of hands help when installing stuff on back of engine - and I'm a decent tool-fetcher)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 10:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,094
Posted By mturnerb
I just posted some photos on my blog today (see...

I just posted some photos on my blog today (see signature below) - a couple of shots showing the heat muffs connected "in series".
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,511
Posted By mturnerb
Yes - part of the bellcrank assembly - it is...

Yes - part of the bellcrank assembly - it is physically in the tailcone but part of the fuselage kit, and installed in section 36, page 06.
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,511
Posted By mturnerb
The two parts are called "battery angles" (but...

The two parts are called "battery angles" (but nowhere near the battery) and are used in the tailcone as part of the structure of the pitch control rods and pitch servo.
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,165
Posted By mturnerb
Precisely the way I did it, except I pulled the...

Precisely the way I did it, except I pulled the cloth through with some nylon rope. You can eyeball the coating of primer inside the tubes pretty well with a back-light source.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 780
Posted By mturnerb
I think the answer is probably "yes" - and my...

I think the answer is probably "yes" - and my experience is that the N number reservation takes much longer (several weeks) than registering to a previously reserved N number (about a week).
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-16-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By mturnerb
Red Cube sold to TimO

Red Cube sold to TimO
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-15-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By mturnerb
Van's identifies as "Brake Mast Cyl...

Van's identifies as "Brake Mast Cyl Right/Left"

Matco part number on the cylinders themselves: MC-4F
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-15-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 330
Posted By mturnerb
Full set of Master Cylinders

I have a set of Van's/Matco brake master cylinders (2 left, 2 right), new/unopened. $115 each from Van's.

I'll sell the full set for $350 plus shipping. PM or Email
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-15-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By mturnerb
Red cube transducer and RV14 flap positioning system

Red cube sold

Also - new in box (opened but not used in any way) "Show Planes" flap positioning system for RV14/14A from Vans - decided to use Garmin system to control flaps. New from Vans it's...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,894
Posted By mturnerb
Being promised February the 30th wouldn't give me...

Being promised February the 30th wouldn't give me a lot of confidence....
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,894
Posted By mturnerb
I too ordered Thunderbolt last spring and asked...

I too ordered Thunderbolt last spring and asked Jeff to push delivery until I was ready - it was right on time late August. Makes you wonder what kind of trouble with the cylinder vendor. I'm...
Forum: Reviews 01-15-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By mturnerb
Understood - I suspected that what what you were...

Understood - I suspected that what what you were referring to. I'd take the class but now I'm so far down the road it doesn't make sense. The videos on the RV-14 support page were very helpful on...
Forum: Reviews 01-15-2019, 01:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By mturnerb
What is "poor man's prepreg"?

What is "poor man's prepreg"?
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,511
Posted By mturnerb
I think I ended up "undimpling" those...

I think I ended up "undimpling" those holes.....

I use a hand squeezer with two flat dies - don't recall if I called Vans on this one though. It's been more than two years
Forum: GPS 01-12-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By mturnerb
With this combination can you see approach plates...

With this combination can you see approach plates on the G3X?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By mturnerb
Galin - I'm going to call you soon. Hope to get...

Galin - I'm going to call you soon. Hope to get some help still on a few items.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 884
Posted By mturnerb
I just went through this - expect to be flying in...

I just went through this - expect to be flying in the next 6-8 weeks, registered in late December. I was a little concerned that there might be a delay in OKC which turned out not to be warranted -...
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,737
Posted By mturnerb
I took a tiny bit more material off the forward...

I took a tiny bit more material off the forward edge of the canopy in the central area than the plans would have suggested - is this an effective strategy to reduce risk of this happening? I'm also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2019, 05:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,133
Posted By mturnerb
"Not that there's anything wrong with...

"Not that there's anything wrong with that..."
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,387
Posted By mturnerb
I'm adding this reply after randomly learning of...

I'm adding this reply after randomly learning of the concern (googling what others have done fitting up oil cooler). This is exactly one day after installed aluminum fittings on my oil cooler.

I...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By mturnerb
I beefed up the inside of the pants with extra...

I beefed up the inside of the pants with extra layers of fiberglass in the areas where the brackets attach and the holes for towbar/hex screws, prior to "floxing" the brackets. Did this on the...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By mturnerb
There's a grounding strap engine to mount. ...

There's a grounding strap engine to mount. Section 43, pages 05 and 08.
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By mturnerb
Pretty much what I did. Seemed to work fine -...

Pretty much what I did. Seemed to work fine - one advantage is that you can confirm alignment as screws are tightened so the flox fixes the brackets precisely.
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By mturnerb
Thanks Steve - I'll probably look into this once...

Thanks Steve - I'll probably look into this once flying!
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By mturnerb
Wings without tips are about 10 to 10 1/2 feet

Wings without tips are about 10 to 10 1/2 feet
Forum: RV-14 01-05-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By mturnerb
When I ordered my Beringer brakes/wheels kit I...

When I ordered my Beringer brakes/wheels kit I wasn't really aware of this option or the parking brake option. I won't try to make any changes prior to flying but wondering how hard it would be to...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,787
Posted By mturnerb
MY FWF kit included #2 for the cables you mention.

MY FWF kit included #2 for the cables you mention.
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By mturnerb
I did exactly the same thing and used an426. ...

I did exactly the same thing and used an426. Build on!!!
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,271
Posted By mturnerb
Returning to the OP's question - I had to get a...

Returning to the OP's question - I had to get a bigger piece of fire sleeve than what was provided in the kit to do the outer "wrap". I had some laying around fortunately.
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 694
Posted By mturnerb
Photos...

Photos here:https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/2018/10/installed-archer-vorils-antenna-in.html

I used a solder sleeve to connect shielding to the antenna, some strips of glass/epoxy to stabilize the...
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By mturnerb
Top side, aft of rear window. I routed cable...

Top side, aft of rear window. I routed cable down the back side of the baggage bulkhead, using nylon clamps (drilled a couple of holes to mount these), then through the mid-fuse bulkhead).

Some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,966
Posted By mturnerb
Finish my airplane Fly my airplane Lose...

Finish my airplane
Fly my airplane
Lose weight
Fly my airplane some more
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By mturnerb
I did the initial fitting with engine off since...

I did the initial fitting with engine off since it's much easier to level the aircraft when it's lighter.
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,373
Posted By mturnerb
Yes it helps, but I'm not sure I understand the...

Yes it helps, but I'm not sure I understand the advantage over standard systems like Airflow etc. Fuel economy? Reliability? Serviceability? Not trying to be argumentative here, just want to...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,373
Posted By mturnerb
Help me understand how the "EFI"EFII" system is...

Help me understand how the "EFI"EFII" system is different/better than the Airflow or other fuel injection systems that don't require duplex valve? I'm aware that some systems have fuel return - like...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,373
Posted By mturnerb
I'd think long and hard before making changes to...

I'd think long and hard before making changes to Van's design in the fuel selector area, primarily because of the tight space - as Tom and Steve have mentioned. Once the fuel lines and fuel...
Forum: Primers 12-30-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,818
Posted By mturnerb
SEM Primer pricing is MUCH better than Amazon at...

SEM Primer pricing is MUCH better than Amazon at Summit Racing.

$16.99 at Summit vs. $20.99 at Amazon.

I buy 6 cans at at time.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-28-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By mturnerb
I had the same experience. I ended up putting a...

I had the same experience. I ended up putting a hose on the valve directed into a container. The oil continues to work its way down from the cylinders and out the valve.
Forum: RV-10 12-26-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By mturnerb
If the blind rivets you are referring to are MK...

If the blind rivets you are referring to are MK 319-BS then #33 or 34 will work.
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