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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 05:25 PM
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Posted By mturnerb
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=178322
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By mturnerb
You guys make me feel like a slacker. I thought...

You guys make me feel like a slacker. I thought 31 months was pretty good, but now I have to build another one to get my man card back....
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,184
Posted By mturnerb
Agree - but many professional pilots also pursue...

Agree - but many professional pilots also pursue aviation as a hobby. There's one flight school on my home field - husband / wife CFI team - that specializes in teaching private pilots mostly. ...
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,184
Posted By mturnerb
I was considering buying an RV-10 a few years ago...

I was considering buying an RV-10 a few years ago before building my -14A. I looked around quite a bit, talked to some owners with aircraft for sale, and talked to trusted advisors who are RV-10...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By mturnerb
I used some PEX to make a conduit for both...

I used some PEX to make a conduit for both...
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 493
Posted By mturnerb
X5. Those micro molex connectors are...

X5. Those micro molex connectors are problematic. I replaced them with better connectors.
Forum: RV-14 01-13-2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,821
Posted By mturnerb
If you're more interested in the easiest build...

If you're more interested in the easiest build pathway go IO-390. I have the Thunderbolt version, but if I were building again I'd think a litter harder about going with stock IO-390. I really am...
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-13-2020, 03:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By mturnerb
PM sent with my contact info

PM sent with my contact info
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-12-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By mturnerb
Iím based in Jax. Happy to help but busy next 5...

Iím based in Jax. Happy to help but busy next 5 days
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 599
Posted By mturnerb
If you didn't change any settings in "menu" mode...

If you didn't change any settings in "menu" mode it's unlikely that a setting is the issue. More likely somewhere a wire is loose/broken or a connector is loose.

The shunt wire is the obvious place...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 105,473
Posted By mturnerb
Very solid, professional, functional. Nicely...

Very solid, professional, functional. Nicely done!
Forum: Southeast 01-07-2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By mturnerb
I'm in Jax FL area, happy to help if you're down...

I'm in Jax FL area, happy to help if you're down this way. It will be an expensive ride. (Free from me, not such much for you going forward!)
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By mturnerb
I'd mount it in the support between rollover bar...

I'd mount it in the support between rollover bar and aft fuselage: I mounted some lighting for the baggage area in this...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By mturnerb
Working with SteinAir, I had quite the opposite...

Working with SteinAir, I had quite the opposite experience: I planned my avionics ahead of time and Stein slightly modified the fuselage harness (I ordered it from them as opposed to ordering from...
Forum: RV-14 01-04-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By mturnerb
I found myself dimpling in places where CS was...

I found myself dimpling in places where CS was called out: if my tools could do it I liked dimpling better. sometimes affects rivet call outs of course.
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2020, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By mturnerb
How hard is it to change them out? I have a idea...

How hard is it to change them out? I have a idea but just wondering. Does it make sense to have a spare or spares on hand?
Forum: RV-14 01-01-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,153
Posted By mturnerb
I've posted a few screenshots of performance on...

I've posted a few screenshots of performance on my blog (see signature). Today was a good example: 24", 2400 RPM, 172-173 Kts, around 9.8-9.9 GPH LOP at 6500 feet.

The higher you go the more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2019, 11:39 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,554
Posted By mturnerb
Taking on a high performance retractable with a...

Taking on a high performance retractable with a fresh PPL is a big bite. I've owned a Bonanza and loved it but was already instrument rated with 400 hrs or so when I took it on - and even then it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By mturnerb
Love these caps - same soft construction as the...

Love these caps - same soft construction as the Van's mothership hats.
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,156
Posted By mturnerb
I just did mine per plans. There's a small gap...

I just did mine per plans. There's a small gap but I really don't notice or think about it much....
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,617
Posted By mturnerb
about 75 hours on mine so far. I've added air a...

about 75 hours on mine so far. I've added air a few times over 8 months - mostly when temp changes have affected them. Wear is great so far.
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,156
Posted By mturnerb
I used their marks and ended up adjusting some to...

I used their marks and ended up adjusting some to give good clearance through full prop movement. By the time I put the gap filler back in (the small fiberglass pieces permanently mounted to spinner...
Forum: RV-14 12-17-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,156
Posted By mturnerb
I did something similar, then put a laser on the...

I did something similar, then put a laser on the dot while I drilled the spinner.
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By mturnerb
If using Dynon or Garmin, get servo installation...

If using Dynon or Garmin, get servo installation kit from Van's. IIRC separate kits for pitch/wing. Also a kit for yaw servo if you're installing that.
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,643
Posted By mturnerb
I wish I had know this at the time. I was hot to...

I wish I had know this at the time. I was hot to get it "looking more like an airplane" but it would have saved me a lot of time on my back.
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By mturnerb
Just for sake of discussion, I'll ask the "why a...

Just for sake of discussion, I'll ask the "why a second battery" question. I have two alternators, a backup battery for avionics, another backup battery on the G5. My system draws about 13-14 amps...
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,643
Posted By mturnerb
Agree 100%. I had to jack the airplane with...

Agree 100%. I had to jack the airplane with engine on airframe to do this. Much easier to do engine off.
Forum: RV-14 12-06-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,643
Posted By mturnerb
This was my experience as well. Because I sealed...

This was my experience as well. Because I sealed the passthroughs with fireproof sealant, I put a few extra wires (including some shielded multi-wire cable) through each one and labeled them for any...
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By mturnerb
It's a standard automotive sender, not too...

It's a standard automotive sender, not too expensive. I replaced one of my because it was "sticky" - found it here:https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sww-385cf/overview/

(Assuming Van's hasn't...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2019, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By mturnerb
I get the sim and play with it after doing the...

I get the sim and play with it after doing the King course - I still get lots of value from instruction because the way the material is organized helps me think through it logically. As it turns...
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By mturnerb
The ones I have are labeled for #8 or #6 screws. ...

The ones I have are labeled for #8 or #6 screws. Example here from Cleaveland: http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Countersink-Cutter-8-Screw/productinfo/CC8/#.Xd7l1zJKi8g

It's sometimes hard to read...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-27-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By mturnerb
Cool - Prepare for the corny jokes.

Cool - Prepare for the corny jokes.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-27-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,008
Posted By mturnerb
GTN650 - Getting up to speed with John and Martha (and the new guy?)

I finished my -14A in April and have mostly been focused on getting Phase I done, getting paint, getting all the little punch list items done, etc.

I'm finally getting to the point of focusing on...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-27-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,545
Posted By mturnerb
Experience is helpful here for sure - you start...

Experience is helpful here for sure - you start to get a feel for which rivets look "right". I find this part of Section 5 particularly useful in this regard:

"One of the common calls we get is "I...
Forum: RV-14 11-25-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,686
Posted By mturnerb
I'd say the hours are very optimistic for a...

I'd say the hours are very optimistic for a builder like me: first airplane, doing some extras like priming internal parts (Florida based airplane), and some options like Beringer brakes/wheels, etc....
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By mturnerb
My FM-150 kit came with gaskets. I think you...

My FM-150 kit came with gaskets. I think you could use some of the "gasket maker" potentially. I used gasket sealer with mine.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,349
Posted By mturnerb
Is this also an acceptable method to lift...

Is this also an acceptable method to lift nosewheel for checking breakout force? I have had a friend push tail down and push a padded sawhorse under the firewall once or twice and would probably...
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,496
Posted By mturnerb
For those old enough to remember: "Tastes...

For those old enough to remember:

"Tastes Great"

"Less Filling"

See my signature for my vote.
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By mturnerb
I installed mine per instructions and it seems to...

I installed mine per instructions and it seems to work very well.
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By mturnerb
Does the easy exit bar fit RV-14/14A?

Does the easy exit bar fit RV-14/14A?
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By mturnerb
Does BFH mean what I think it does???

Does BFH mean what I think it does???
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,406
Posted By mturnerb
Mine are on order - "22 weeks" wait time when I...

Mine are on order - "22 weeks" wait time when I ordered. Classic Aero is worth waiting for....
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,231
Posted By mturnerb
Agree with this - when I fully installed my...

Agree with this - when I fully installed my interior from Classic Aero, noticed a big improvement.
Forum: RV-8/8A 11-15-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,501
Posted By mturnerb
Just the obvious question - are all grounds...

Just the obvious question - are all grounds coming back to a common grounding point?
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 896
Posted By mturnerb
Same here. Have "hangar tested" but not yet ramp...

Same here. Have "hangar tested" but not yet ramp tested. Love the compact size and light weight. I got Allan to send me extra set of HW for the other stick so I can use it on either side. ...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By mturnerb
Do the autopilot servo kit and servo as well if...

Do the autopilot servo kit and servo as well if you know which AP you'll be using. Doable after skins but waaaay easier before.

I posted some photos here: ...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,231
Posted By mturnerb
Agree 100%. My choice was not to insulate the...

Agree 100%. My choice was not to insulate the firewall: if had gone this route, I would have followed the Dan Horton method referred to in Rmartingt's post above. The tunnel sides get a little warm...
Forum: RV-14 11-13-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,250
Posted By mturnerb
A friend of mine shot a video of me on a very...

A friend of mine shot a video of me on a very long straight in landing (towered field). On this page: https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/2019/05/shes-fast.html
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,250
Posted By mturnerb
Haven't flown at night yet (63 hours on...

Haven't flown at night yet (63 hours on airplane). Hangar tests look good. (No separate taxi/landing lights - could aim each wing a bit differently).

Yes I have them all around - nav/strobes and...
Forum: RV-14 11-12-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,250
Posted By mturnerb
I ordered all the optional lighting kits...

I ordered all the optional lighting kits (AeroLEDS) from Van's and I'm very happy with them. Wig-wags are visible from very long distances, instructions are easy to follow, quality appears to be...
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By mturnerb
It feels that way now, but just move along with...

It feels that way now, but just move along with other stuff, get new parts, and build on! I've built three elevators, three flaps, and replaced innumerable parts for one reason or another. Stories...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,701
Posted By mturnerb
I was very worried that some of my little...

I was very worried that some of my little mistakes would stick out like sore thumbs when I ended up painting my airplane. Also worried that my fiberglass skills and the insane effort I expended on...
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By mturnerb
Ignore what I said. Alex and Larry clearly have...

Ignore what I said. Alex and Larry clearly have more knowledge that I do on this topic. I did QB wings so never experienced this issue.
Forum: RV-14 11-10-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By mturnerb
I'm thinking that once the bolts get installed...

I'm thinking that once the bolts get installed the main work of these bearings is rotation, not swiveling. How do they feel when just rotating? Maybe try tightening a bolt into the bearing and...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 81,125
Posted By mturnerb
Looking forward to that Rick!

Looking forward to that Rick!
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 81,125
Posted By mturnerb
Thank you - precisely the reason I stayed with...

Thank you - precisely the reason I stayed with plain white - in case of future damage. I used a couple of stainless steel washers to make protective rings on the nose wheel pants to help prevent tow...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2019, 03:52 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 81,125
Posted By mturnerb
I agree Andrew - the airplane just looks right...

I agree Andrew - the airplane just looks right from every angle. Mostly white is pretty much the only way I'd go living in Florida. Dark on the bottom also helps visibility from the ground as...
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2019, 03:47 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 81,125
Posted By mturnerb
Thanks Brad. I was exactly where you are in the...

Thanks Brad. I was exactly where you are in the process 3 years ago. It goes by fast. I miss building a little though.
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 81,125
Posted By mturnerb
It's a dark blue. Lighting conditions make it...

It's a dark blue. Lighting conditions make it look darker. Thank you for the compliment!

Better idea of the color in this...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 81,125
Posted By mturnerb
Thanks Scott. Regarding the Best Tugs tug: I...

Thanks Scott. Regarding the Best Tugs tug: I really like it. My hangar partner has a Bonanza and I wanted to be able to move both airplanes around (someone has to be in back). I can push the -14A...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 81,125
Posted By mturnerb
I've waited a while to post in this thread, as I...

I've waited a while to post in this thread, as I wanted my "finished" photo to be of the painted aircraft. So here it is. First flight was back in April and I'm well out of phase I. Just got it...
Forum: RV-14 10-29-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,378
Posted By mturnerb
I decided to install as designed, with one slight...

I decided to install as designed, with one slight mod: I moved the hole for the handle up maybe 1/4". Even though I'll never use it in flight (no parachute) I felt it may be useful for egress in an...
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