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Forum: RV-14 12-04-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,358
Posted By mturnerb
Don't recall where/if in plans the firewall...

Don't recall where/if in plans the firewall flanges get dimpled, but it's important not to do it until after match drilling the cowling hinges and shims.... (And after that I don't think it really...
Forum: RV-14 12-04-2017, 12:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,009
Posted By mturnerb
Enjoy your build. I've used the puller dimple...

Enjoy your build. I've used the puller dimple dies (http://www.cleavelandtool.com/3_32-Close-Quarters-Die-Set/productinfo/DIE4263CQ/#.WiTuRbSpnUo) but prefer these where I can get access (similar to...
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,369
Posted By mturnerb
Wouldn't it be pretty easy to just fill the gap...

Wouldn't it be pretty easy to just fill the gap with some kind of epoxy or body filler and paint over it?
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By mturnerb
Welcome to the madness....

Welcome to the madness....
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,285
Posted By mturnerb
Dave's Youtube channel also has great videos of...

Dave's Youtube channel also has great videos of his flying experiences. So perhaps you can continue your story the same way!
Forum: RV-14 11-19-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,138
Posted By mturnerb
That's what I do - bought a couple different...

That's what I do - bought a couple different diameters of aquarium type tubing on Amazon - easy to fully drive rivet with these in place while pushing pieces together.
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,950
Posted By mturnerb
Carl and Rafael's site is fantastic (rv14a.com). ...

Carl and Rafael's site is fantastic (rv14a.com). A number of others out there that are also excellent.

Kevin's site...
Forum: RV-12 11-09-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,203
Posted By mturnerb
There is a guy named Charles Walter on Beechtalk...

There is a guy named Charles Walter on Beechtalk selling a very nice hangar home in Ocala. Looks like he Is about to list it at higher price. Current price is quite attractive.

Link: ...
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2017, 03:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,651
Posted By mturnerb
This is very helpful - I have QB wings on the way.

This is very helpful - I have QB wings on the way.
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,651
Posted By mturnerb
When do you recommend installing the aileron trim?

When do you recommend installing the aileron trim?
Forum: RV-14 10-31-2017, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,651
Posted By mturnerb
I've gotten some help in this regard from my EAA...

I've gotten some help in this regard from my EAA Tech Counselor (who is affiliated with Van's) but it would be nice to have some resources as you describe - in my mind a community of RV-14 builders...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By mturnerb
Check out Carl and Rafael's web site: RV14A.com....

Check out Carl and Rafael's web site: RV14A.com. Excellent documentation.

Also - head over to Locust Grove, visit Vic Syracuse and the factory -14A built by Mitch Lock. I did and took pictures...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-17-2017, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,437
Posted By mturnerb
I think Vans sells this still - as "3.5 oz" size....

I think Vans sells this still - as "3.5 oz" size. I hope so - just ordered some.

I've used them a couple of times - reasonably good except the mixing part is rather tedious. But it cuts down (a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By mturnerb
If you're interested in paying for overnight...

If you're interested in paying for overnight hangar space you can check with Sky Harbor and Craig Air Center at KCRG and/or the FBO at Herlong.

Hangar space in this area is tight lately thanks to...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,385
Posted By mturnerb
I just discovered this interesting problem. I'm...

I just discovered this interesting problem. I'm ordering QB wings - so I guess I'll call to see if I can get a template....
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By mturnerb
I found this...

I found this website:

aluminumspacers.com

Ordered some spacers for my brakes (making the ones in the plans was tedious and frustrating...). I was able to order in the same material as the tubing...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-16-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,024
Posted By mturnerb
Impressive work! Sleep is for wimps anyway....

Impressive work!

Sleep is for wimps anyway....
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By mturnerb
I guess I didn't study the baggage floor section/...

I guess I didn't study the baggage floor section/ flap actuation sections well enough. I'll look again, because I want as much done as I can before the "big join"....
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By mturnerb
I guess I didn't study the baggage floor section/...

I guess I didn't study the baggage floor section/ flap actuation sections well enough. I'll look again, because I want as much done as I can before the "big join"....
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,965
Posted By mturnerb
I've got 65 hrs in RV-12 and found it to be a...

I've got 65 hrs in RV-12 and found it to be a great "slipper" - and didn't see anything unusual about the descent angle. Airspeed is critical.
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By mturnerb
Precisely what I did except for section 34 (flap...

Precisely what I did except for section 34 (flap actuation) - you really need to wait on that one until after the baggage floors are in, because the structure it attaches to is part of the baggage...
Forum: Safety 10-15-2017, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,230
Posted By mturnerb
Hypothermia is always a risk, so a mylar thermal...

Hypothermia is always a risk, so a mylar thermal blanket is a good add - they are small and light and can be used in many ways. Also - water purification of some sort. Tourniquet? Simple...
Forum: RV-14 10-11-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 432
Posted By mturnerb
WTB Wing Stand -14 wings

Checking to see if anyone has a wing stand for -14 wings they're interested in parting with. I have a set of QB wings on the way. I'll build some if needed, but thought I check here first..
Forum: RV-10 10-05-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,095
Posted By mturnerb
I wanted to do the same thing - get a searchable...

I wanted to do the same thing - get a searchable file. Vans was happy to send me a scanned PDF but not a searchable file.
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2017, 04:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,111
Posted By mturnerb
When I started back flying (under sport pilot...

When I started back flying (under sport pilot privileges - no current medical) I ordered a new airman certificate (removed SSN from it) which showed the same ratings (Private Pilot, Instrument...
Forum: RV-12 10-04-2017, 08:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,111
Posted By mturnerb
Don: I came back to flying after a 20 year...

Don:

I came back to flying after a 20 year break, in 2015. I got one hour of dual in a 172 then bought an RV-12 SLSA and got 5 hours dual which was all the insurance company required. The...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By mturnerb
I'm just contributing in the way so many on this...

I'm just contributing in the way so many on this forum have helped me. Czechsix had it right - it's compensating for p-factor in cruise. BTW I've drilled out many a rivet from not reading the...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 680
Posted By mturnerb
The offset of the Vertical Stabilizer is built in...

The offset of the Vertical Stabilizer is built in - that why the hole in the front bracket (VS-01402) is offset. From Plans page 11-07:

When the Vertical Stabilizer front spar is attached, the...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2017, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,646
Posted By mturnerb
Already mentioned but the autopilot controllers...

Already mentioned but the autopilot controllers (GMC 305/307) are "must have" devices that give you quick and easy button/knob access to all autopilot functions including the "blue button" that can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-20-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 948
Posted By mturnerb
Not sure how this could be used in RV-14/14A...

Not sure how this could be used in RV-14/14A since the lowest point in fuel system (aft of firewall anyway) is over the muffler tunnel (unless firewall fitting is relocated...?)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,812
Posted By mturnerb
Great to hear Tom! From now on - go with...

Great to hear Tom!

From now on - go with BasicMed?
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,738
Posted By mturnerb
Bounce or similar dryer sheets in a spray bottle...

Bounce or similar dryer sheets in a spray bottle of water - spray the mixture onto the bugs, let it sit a bit then wipe clean with wet towel. The stuff than softens clothes softens the bugs. I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2017, 01:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By mturnerb
Ideas? Suggestions? Is this post in the wrong...

Ideas?

Suggestions?

Is this post in the wrong forum?

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By mturnerb
Question regarding Oxygen tank mounts

All:

I plan to install mounts for my Mountain High oxygen tank on my RV-14A. My current idea is to mount them to the forward baggage side cover on the co-pilot side which should make it easy to...
Forum: RV-14 08-31-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,992
Posted By mturnerb
I'm doing MOST of it alone, with occasional help...

I'm doing MOST of it alone, with occasional help bucking rivets when my arms just aren't long enough (I have very long arms).

Biggest problem becomes weight and bulk. You get to a point where you...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-31-2017, 10:17 AM
Replies: 326
Views: 105,212
Posted By mturnerb
Agree - I deleted my post

Agree - I deleted my post
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By mturnerb
I use a #33 reamer to size up for MK319BS. Works...

I use a #33 reamer to size up for MK319BS. Works very well, clean hole.
Forum: Tools 08-17-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,629
Posted By mturnerb
I've been happy with Palmgren 10.5" drill press,...

I've been happy with Palmgren 10.5" drill press, bought on Amazon.

A bit more expensive than some others but seems very heavy-duty for the price.
Forum: RV-10 08-04-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,273
Posted By mturnerb
A tremendous help in understanding engine...

A tremendous help in understanding engine management would be to take the APS engine management course out of ADA, Oklahoma. They have an online version as well as a live course. I did both soon...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,851
Posted By mturnerb
Craigslist is a great place to find those vintage...

Craigslist is a great place to find those vintage speakers that Paul described as well as not-so-old amps/receivers that can drive them...

Examples from my local CL: ...
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By mturnerb
Bad on me for not being clear - we all benefit...

Bad on me for not being clear - we all benefit from taking care to be precise. I appreciated your taking time to respond.
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By mturnerb
I'd run it by someone with more experience than...

I'd run it by someone with more experience than me (i.e. DAR/EAA tech counselor, Van's) BUT I think you're well within the range of normal deviation of horn position and if you have good range of...
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By mturnerb
I stand corrected, but terse statements sometimes...

I stand corrected, but terse statements sometimes lead to confusion and - in their very brevity - can convey a dogmatic rather than instructive tone. FYI not only do I agree with you regarding...
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By mturnerb
Understood - I was actually describing...

Understood - I was actually describing adjustments to get full deflection without binding. My bad in not making that clear. Also:

1. It's REALLY hard to get the center of the rod end exactly...
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By mturnerb
Thanks - just what I was looking for!

Thanks - just what I was looking for!
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,153
Posted By mturnerb
BEFORE drilling the horns - you can adjust the...

BEFORE drilling the horns - you can adjust the rod ends on the side with more deflection to make the deflection equal, assuming you have good clearance from the spar - I adjusted each of mine away...
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By mturnerb
Fuselage Sections - must they be done in order?

Putting this out for others' input. I'm working on fuselage section 29 now - this is the "big" one where bulkheads are joined with drag fittings, lower skins mated, and longerons/side skins get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By mturnerb
It will be interesting to see what the consensus...

It will be interesting to see what the consensus is but I used standard torque values for the nut size. Of course I had to calculate it using corrections for the crow's foot wrench/extension I had...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-31-2017, 04:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 964
Posted By mturnerb
Get ready for a very long discussion. You may...

Get ready for a very long discussion. You may want to look through some of the "primer wars" threads.

A few points:

1. Vans QB wings/fuse use "wash primer" that seems to hold up well in the...
Forum: RV-14 07-30-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 26,109
Posted By mturnerb
Fuselage lower halves joined, riveting in...

Fuselage lower halves joined, riveting in progress.

https://s19.postimg.org/akhffqqab/IMG_3868.jpg
Forum: RV-14 07-27-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By mturnerb
I used a vise-grip dimple tool as I recall. I...

I used a vise-grip dimple tool as I recall. I have some "nutplate" rivets I use in tight spots like that - this is a good example of where I use them.

They are cherry 3/32 rivets...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-24-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 502
Posted By mturnerb
I've had great results in tight corners with...

I've had great results in tight corners with this...
Forum: RV-12 07-24-2017, 09:05 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,892
Posted By mturnerb
I think the sum total of Scott's comments/input -...

I think the sum total of Scott's comments/input - at least during the time I've been on VAF - should give him a pass for perhaps a momentary indulgence of hyperbole. I sure hope you don't base your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,813
Posted By mturnerb
Blueridge ("I'm a great fan of the rv-9 but was...

Blueridge ("I'm a great fan of the rv-9 but was disappointed to find the cockpit rails dug into my outer arm making it uncomfortable, particularly with a passenger.

Is the rv-12 any better? Wider?...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By mturnerb
I'm sure you will get lots of responses to your...

I'm sure you will get lots of responses to your post. Two prominent DFW area RV'ers I can think of are Walt Aronow and Jay Pratt. Both are experts in RV building/maintenance and probably can...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-20-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 125,048
Posted By mturnerb
I was thinking the same thing. I continue to be...

I was thinking the same thing. I continue to be inspired by this story, and have something similar in mind for my (retired) future.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By mturnerb
This problem seems to have gotten worse in the...

This problem seems to have gotten worse in the last few months. Example:

Last fall, I decided to rebuild an elevator. I was able to order every single part I needed by entering the part numbers...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,133
Posted By mturnerb
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=146623

This thread has photos of how I used nutplates to secure this
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,365
Posted By mturnerb
I put it on the floor on several layers of...

I put it on the floor on several layers of padding, used more padding (moving blankets mainly) between the bulkheads to get enough bulk to then lay a "bridge" of blankets/padding across the...
Forum: Interiors 07-13-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,400
Posted By mturnerb
I'm excited - helps motivate me on my build and...

I'm excited - helps motivate me on my build and visualize what the interior can look like. Thanks for posting this!!!
Forum: RV-14 07-06-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,977
Posted By mturnerb
That is a KILLER paint scheme!!!! Starting to...

That is a KILLER paint scheme!!!! Starting to think a lot about this - even though it's 18-24 months in the future.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-23-2017, 10:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,645
Posted By mturnerb
If we all collected our "oops" parts and came...

If we all collected our "oops" parts and came together we could build a couple (more?) of "Frankenstein" airplanes. Some doublers, extra rivets, baling wire, and duct tape, good to go....
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