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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-16-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By mturnerb
Very sad indeed. There's already a thread where...

Very sad indeed. There's already a thread where folks are posting their memories related to Jon:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=165011
Forum: RV-14 10-13-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By mturnerb
As others have mentioned, I separate standard...

As others have mentioned, I separate standard parts like bolts/nuts etc into labeled bins. Same for rivets (side note - Van's often puts small amounts of a given size rivets in different "bags", as...
Forum: RV-14 10-12-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 260
Posted By mturnerb
I did it that way. No problem. Trickier is...

I did it that way. No problem. Trickier is doing the wingtip ribs.
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 784
Posted By mturnerb
For me the main reason to remove them was the...

For me the main reason to remove them was the installation of fuel senders: the easiest way to test the fit of the bends in sender arms was to repeatedly flip tank over - not possible when on...
Forum: RV-14 10-08-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By mturnerb
Good idea, and of course some thread drift: How...

Good idea, and of course some thread drift:

How do the Aircraft Spruce vent controls (I assume used for heat vents) differ from Van's supplied controls?
Forum: RV-14 10-07-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By mturnerb
https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/2018/03/march-6-up...

https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/2018/03/march-6-update-qb-wing-right.html

Many people have found that you need a "v" bend in the sender arms to fully clear all the structure. I found that removing...
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By mturnerb
Perfect answer - thanks!

Perfect answer - thanks!
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 357
Posted By mturnerb
RV-14A Exhaust system installation question

I am about to mount the nosegear and put the fuselage/empennage assembly on the wheels.

I have read on other threads that the "Y" shaped exhaust component cannot be installed without taking weight...
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By mturnerb
Same source for me - this resource is a great...

Same source for me - this resource is a great collection of annotated versions of the plans but some of them are out of sync with latest plans. I always check the version I was sent with my kits AND...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By mturnerb
I did QB wings and slow build fuse, and did use...

I did QB wings and slow build fuse, and did use the plans you refer to but also went through each section of complete plans to verify that I wasn't missing anything.

I'm not aware of what is...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By mturnerb
Agree, and would add 9A to this list since you...

Agree, and would add 9A to this list since you don't need aerobatics - I came VERY close to buying a 9A versus building 14A. I think the 9A is the best compromise between utility and performance if...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,839
Posted By mturnerb
Just don't take my solution as being recommended...

Just don't take my solution as being recommended safe or best practice. I am sharing my experience and my comfort level (based on what I believe to be good advice). I would guess the biggest risk...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 975
Posted By mturnerb
I have experience in the RV-12. It is a...

I have experience in the RV-12. It is a fantastic airplane - roomy and comfortable, good speed for your mission, and both fun and easy to fly. I think sitting in the factory demonstrator will tell...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,839
Posted By mturnerb
The challenge isn't just the overall shim...

The challenge isn't just the overall shim thickness. I don't know how the -14 compares to other models, but I found that some of the issue is how one side moves when the other is tightened. I...
Forum: RV-14 09-29-2018, 01:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,839
Posted By mturnerb
I had the same situation - spent many hours...

I had the same situation - spent many hours trying every possible combination of washers/shims I could: finally discussed at length with my tech counselor. He advised me to replace the standard...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,742
Posted By mturnerb
Makes sense - I think I followed the written...

Makes sense - I think I followed the written instructions so it wasn't an issue.
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,742
Posted By mturnerb
I looked at the wrong version of the plans!

I looked at the wrong version of the plans!
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By mturnerb
See blog post here from 9/16: ...

See blog post here from 9/16: https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/

In addition to the Van's red/white strip, I put a light fixture in the baggage area: I used a couple of LED lights from Amazon...
Forum: RV-14 09-28-2018, 04:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,742
Posted By mturnerb
I honestly don't remember what I did when I came...

I honestly don't remember what I did when I came to this section but I have two questions:

1. Is the shim material thick enough to countersink? It would seem obvious if a part is too thin..

2. If...
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By mturnerb
I meant to convey that I was agreeing with you in...

I meant to convey that I was agreeing with you in that the alignment is tricky. Sorry if it sounded critical when I meant to convey the opposite.
Forum: RV-14 09-27-2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By mturnerb
I used the gear legs themselves to check...

I used the gear legs themselves to check alignment: clamped straightedge to each gear leg, measure distance at the same point on each side (fore/aft). Had to find the math to calculate the angle...
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,293
Posted By mturnerb
Understood - the match drilling would be to the...

Understood - the match drilling would be to the bulkhead - I looked at mine and didn't see existing holes.
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,293
Posted By mturnerb
I took a look at the new section 10: looks like...

I took a look at the new section 10: looks like two simple clips that will rivet to the aft bulkhead (the one with rudder cable crossover) and the two outboard j-channels. Pretty simple except for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,780
Posted By mturnerb
Agree. Also, i find it mentally taxing to look...

Agree. Also, i find it mentally taxing to look for a description in busy airspace as opposed to knowing a type and location. Confirmation on moving map with N-number helps solidify the mental...
Forum: RV-14 09-25-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,777
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 09-24-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
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: 835
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: 911
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: 911
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: 1,074
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: 649
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: 788
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: 788
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: 788
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: 1,101
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: 1,101
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: 2,111
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: 1,101
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: 1,432
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: 1,320
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: 1,432
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: 2,569
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: 359
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: 712
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: 670
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: 670
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: 670
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: RV-14 09-08-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 908
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: 908
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: 2,872
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: 1,191
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: 1,191
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: 1,191
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: 921
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: 429
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: 616
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: 2,872
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: 616
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: 2,872
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: 654
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: 654
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: 1,659
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...
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