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Forum: RV-14 08-13-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
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: 27
Views: 2,416
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: 14
Views: 1,959
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: 4,176
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: 418
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: 1,043
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: 488
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...
Forum: RV-14 08-06-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By mturnerb
I don't think there is a coating. The UV...

I don't think there is a coating. The UV protection is integral to the material.
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 961
Posted By mturnerb
Most builders do carpet and nice seats, from...

Most builders do carpet and nice seats, from vendors who advertise right here on VAF. I'm using Classic Aero (http://www.classicaerodesigns.com) for both - not cheap but VERY nice. One of my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2018, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,720
Posted By mturnerb
This Saturday and Sunday look good. I'm flying...

This Saturday and Sunday look good. I'm flying from Jax to Hilton Head tomorrow, then to Hinesville, then back to Jax. Am I jinxing myself?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,493
Posted By mturnerb
Nice video. What happened to the Cessna next to...

Nice video. What happened to the Cessna next to runway on "next day" departure?
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 434
Posted By mturnerb
Alex - I'm in Ponte Vedra. About 2 hrs from you....

Alex - I'm in Ponte Vedra. About 2 hrs from you. Happy to show you what I'm doing, talk RV-14.
Forum: RV-14 07-28-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,209
Posted By mturnerb
Most important for me is UV protection so I...

Most important for me is UV protection so I ordered "SC-15" canopy which blocks about 99% of UV in both bands. It has enough tint to easily notice while looking at it, but meets legal criteria for...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-27-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,034
Posted By mturnerb
I'll take it - PM sent

I'll take it - PM sent
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By mturnerb
I'm installing yaw servo. My plan is to install...

I'm installing yaw servo. My plan is to install permanent tab as needed for cruise trim and use the old fashioned "right foot" for climb, using the yaw servo for it's yaw damper functionality as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,493
Posted By mturnerb
We went from Fisk to approach end of 36L/R around...

We went from Fisk to approach end of 36L/R around 4PM Sunday - I agree with this assessment. We parked off the E-W road and mostly stood around waiting for aircraft to arrive. Listening to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-22-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 34,493
Posted By mturnerb
Due to a number of other destinations on our trip...

Due to a number of other destinations on our trip we drove to OSH this year. On the drive up today we spent time at Ripon, Fisk, and watching arrivals to RWY 9. We arrived at Ripon about 1-2 hours...
Forum: RV-14 07-22-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By mturnerb
Deburring is one of those topics - when it comes...

Deburring is one of those topics - when it comes to pre-punched holes - that generates about as much controversy as primers. My own conclusions/observations after reading as much as I can find on...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-17-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By mturnerb
Thank you Bruce - I'll PM you my address.

Thank you Bruce - I'll PM you my address.
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 918
Posted By mturnerb
I did it twice. Kept visualizing over the...

I did it twice. Kept visualizing over the drawing in the plans. It helped to have the "bad" version in hand to avoid the same mistakes. It is REALLY hard to cut through the corner part of the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-16-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By mturnerb
Thanks for all the replies - I'll figure it out...

Thanks for all the replies - I'll figure it out for sure. My band saw is set up with a thin, fine tooth blade so not so great for cutting wood blocks. PVC idea looks workable as does the sanding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,828
Posted By mturnerb
Tom: You shared with me before about Suzanne's...

Tom: You shared with me before about Suzanne's battle, and it sounds like good news on all fronts. Even though I haven't had the pleasure of meeting either of you in person (yet) I feel that I...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-16-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 480
Posted By mturnerb
Wanted: RV-14/14A Canopy sanding block

Looking for the 4" radius sanding block for RV-14 Canopy. Happy to buy, borrow, or pass on to another builder when I am done with it.
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By mturnerb
EDIT: I misunderstood the original post. I got...

EDIT: I misunderstood the original post. I got the correct parts, but fit was too tight.


I did some sanding inside the tubes and also sanded off a bit of the plating on the AN490-HT8P end pieces...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,223
Posted By mturnerb
Beautiful. The big question is: do you plan to...

Beautiful.

The big question is: do you plan to leave it "shiny" or paint?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-07-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By mturnerb
I stand corrected. Found this video on YouTube: ...

I stand corrected. Found this video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frLcrJvSSa4
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-07-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 838
Posted By mturnerb
To the best of my knowledge, rivets of that size...

To the best of my knowledge, rivets of that size will require special, very heavy-duty riveting equipment. I doubt anyone could control a hand-held pneumatic rivet gun that will drive that size...
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 600
Posted By mturnerb
As previously answered and also, the way the...

As previously answered and also, the way the pedals themselves are set up: the "inside pedal" on both sides of aircraft attaches to corresponding pedal on the other side structurally (aircraft right...
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By mturnerb
Indeed the alignment tool is part of the wing...

Indeed the alignment tool is part of the wing kit. It costs about $12 and can be ordered from Vans separately.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,258
Posted By mturnerb
Best method I've found is...

Best method I've found is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2AGzJjJViI
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 370
Posted By mturnerb
Fitting rear window question

On page 38-02, step 11, plans say to "apply a line of ... tape ...to the outside of the window. Align the edge of the tape to the fuselage skins."

Two questions:

1. Does the tape go on exposed...
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By mturnerb
Just got my finish kit today - the mounts have...

Just got my finish kit today - the mounts have "lord" printed on the box: are they NOT Lord mounts?
Forum: Southeast 06-28-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By mturnerb
Good FBO at KSAV (Sheltair) - you may want to...

Good FBO at KSAV (Sheltair) - you may want to call to check on hangar.

Closer than BQK (Brunswick) is Wright Army Airfield (LHW) - they have a big community hangar that may be available. Nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,692
Posted By mturnerb
Outstanding and congratulations!! Can’t wait to...

Outstanding and congratulations!! Can’t wait to see the video. (Low bandwidth connection at the moment).
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By mturnerb
Call SteinAir. They make the harnesses and also...

Call SteinAir. They make the harnesses and also are a great source for wiring, connectors etc
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,519
Posted By mturnerb
I'll be there Monday and Tuesday. Will be part...

I'll be there Monday and Tuesday. Will be part of the RV-12 build on Monday afternoon.
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By mturnerb
I just installed per Berenger instructions -...

I just installed per Berenger instructions - length wasn't much of an issue as far as I recall. Here are some photos on my...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 79,221
Posted By mturnerb
I have some scars as well as plenty of DNA...

I have some scars as well as plenty of DNA evidence in the airframe that I can use to prove the "51%" rule....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By mturnerb
Monday PM. Looking forward to it.

Monday PM. Looking forward to it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 836
Posted By mturnerb
The big parts cost the most to crate: you could...

The big parts cost the most to crate: you could leave big parts uncrated and have smaller ones crated, then convert the crates to shelving / storage in your work area. 25 x 25 is pretty good space...
Forum: RV-12 06-10-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By mturnerb
It's very easy to select these frequencies from...

It's very easy to select these frequencies from G3X and transfer to the radio.
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By mturnerb
“Let it Go” needs to be the theme song for...

“Let it Go” needs to be the theme song for airplane building. We all tend to obsess over stuff like this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By mturnerb
I guess the purpose is a key question. For me, I...

I guess the purpose is a key question. For me, I just wanted to document the process with updates/photos and descriptions of my work. Two main reasons:

1. Document compliance with EAB 51% rule
2....
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-02-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By mturnerb
In addition to common standard rivets in many...

In addition to common standard rivets in many sizes, I keep a stock of various rivets that can be substituted for standard rivets - specifically CherryMax and MK-319-BS, and extras of common size AN3...
Forum: Primers 06-01-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By mturnerb
I order SEM self-etching primer in rattle cans...

I order SEM self-etching primer in rattle cans from Summit Racing - best price I've found. The regular (non-rattle can) is available as well. I use gray (started with green, switched to gray when I...
Forum: Reviews 06-01-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By mturnerb
I just ordered my RV-14A interior from them. ...

I just ordered my RV-14A interior from them. Several threads on this site and very good information on their website. Customer service on the phone is top notch.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-01-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By mturnerb
Roman and Dima: Welcome to the RV-14A world. ...

Roman and Dima: Welcome to the RV-14A world. Will you be doing a blog or online build log? If so be sure to share link with other VAF'ers so we can follow your work - it's a great way for all of...
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,975
Posted By mturnerb
P/N is W-00026

P/N is W-00026
Forum: RV-12 05-31-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,611
Posted By mturnerb
I flew an RV-12 for a while - can't agree more...

I flew an RV-12 for a while - can't agree more with this and other comments. I got caught on one long cross country flight with higher than forecast, gusty winds (around 14-19kts) at 45 degrees to...
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,975
Posted By mturnerb
I built SB fuselage, then ordered QB wings (which...

I built SB fuselage, then ordered QB wings (which are now wrapped up). I enjoyed building the fuselage - but it took a bit longer than I anticipated. The only part of the wing kit that's needed for...
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 665
Posted By mturnerb
The “substitute” wire for the yellow wire in the...

The “substitute” wire for the yellow wire in the harness is clearly labeled. (On mine the white replacement wire not only has number label but also says something like “yellow wire” - it’s in...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By mturnerb
Yep - Fixed it!

Yep - Fixed it!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-30-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,559
Posted By mturnerb
If you're not on a first name basis with everyone...

If you're not on a first name basis with everyone in the order department at Vans, something is wrong....
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By mturnerb
I'm pretty sure #27 is equivalent to a #6 screw...

I'm pretty sure #27 is equivalent to a #6 screw (so #6 dimple die) Easy way to find out - try it on a piece of scrap material.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By mturnerb
My WAG is that it has to do with size of the...

My WAG is that it has to do with size of the bolt/screw head - needs to cover teeth of washer. Just a guess though
Forum: RV-14 05-28-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By mturnerb
To be safe I'd plan on three "normal" or two...

To be safe I'd plan on three "normal" or two "strong/young" people (guys) to move it - if I had it to do again I'd have a third person: it was tricky even just moving it up from a lower platform to...
Forum: RV-14 05-27-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By mturnerb
The crated weights are posted on Van's website. ...

The crated weights are posted on Van's website. My fuselage at "QB" stage was heavy enough to be a job for two to lift/move it (mostly we "transferred" from one surface to another). Hard to...
Forum: Safety 05-26-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,684
Posted By mturnerb
To my (doctor) ears this sounds very promising: ...

To my (doctor) ears this sounds very promising: "mild to moderate" is much better than what you described in the original post. Your post and willingness to share your experience is a true public...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,669
Posted By mturnerb
Excellent - thanks!

Excellent - thanks!
Forum: Safety 05-26-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,684
Posted By mturnerb
Has your kidney function rebounded? Many times...

Has your kidney function rebounded? Many times it does when the obstruction is resolved.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,669
Posted By mturnerb
I may try to come with my wife and son who'll be...

I may try to come with my wife and son who'll be with me at OSH this year. Question - I'm staying in Green Bay and will have car parked at the show: what's the best way to get there in that...
Forum: RV-14 05-25-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By mturnerb
Not sure about books but lots of good blogs from...

Not sure about books but lots of good blogs from builders. I took Synergy Air's class which I found very helpful.
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