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Forum: Tools Yesterday, 05:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By mturnerb
I wish the adjustable set holders were less...

I wish the adjustable set holders were less expensive - could just have one for CS rivets, one for universal heads (AN4) and be done with it.
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,988
Posted By mturnerb
My son got me a Father's Day card that said...

My son got me a Father's Day card that said "measure twice, cut once, say **** three times and go the hardware store".
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,988
Posted By mturnerb
I built 3 elevators - 2 left and one right. Did...

I built 3 elevators - 2 left and one right. Did re-use the trim tab!
Forum: Tools 04-20-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By mturnerb
I have this problem routinely. I fit a small...

I have this problem routinely. I fit a small wrench (spanner) onto the flats, then I use vise-grips to loosen the set itself by turning against the wrench. The problem seems to be that the...
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,244
Posted By mturnerb
My -14A fuse kit came with small covers designed...

My -14A fuse kit came with small covers designed to go over the openings where steps are installed for those who are building the tail dragger option - those openings are much larger than the opening...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By mturnerb
I made backing plates for my elevator...

I made backing plates for my elevator counterweights - saw someone else's blog and used the same idea. If I had thought about it sooner, would have done same for rudder.
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,052
Posted By mturnerb
My kit did not have plate - wish it did! And...

My kit did not have plate - wish it did! And I've done the fairings. Hopefully won't have a problem.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By mturnerb
Flagler is a nice airport, towered, good SS fuel...

Flagler is a nice airport, towered, good SS fuel prices. Near I-95 so lots of the usual places to sleep nearby that are reasonably priced.

Restaurant on field (but not my favorite airport...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,244
Posted By mturnerb
I've researched this and many recommend "cat...

I've researched this and many recommend "cat whisker" style antenna in this location. I like that option better than on the V-stab. Archer in wingtip is an option as well.
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,244
Posted By mturnerb
This is great to hear. I'm thinking of mounting...

This is great to hear. I'm thinking of mounting VOR/NAV antenna in the tailcone and ADS-B / transponder mid-fuse.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By mturnerb
This is a very timely post for me. I'm getting...

This is a very timely post for me. I'm getting to the point where I have "real money" invested in my project.

I'll be looking into the builders insurance.
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 07:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By mturnerb
I had to make a similar adjustment. Bungled it...

I had to make a similar adjustment. Bungled it the first time, re-ordered.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,588
Posted By mturnerb
I found a couple of special fittings for my pitot...

I found a couple of special fittings for my pitot tube here:

https://www.mettleair.com/store/ptcimg

Not sure if comparable in every way to SafeAir but I saw them used by another builder. I...
Forum: RV-14 04-09-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By mturnerb
Given the proximity of the comm antenna locations...

Given the proximity of the comm antenna locations in the bottom skins, and easy routing from there through to the tunnel, why would you go outboard? The lightening holes in the cover ribs lead...
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 26,916
Posted By mturnerb
Carl: great to hear. Your blog / website is one...

Carl: great to hear. Your blog / website is one of my "go-to's" when I'm stuck or have need inspiration!
Forum: RV-14 04-08-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 367
Posted By mturnerb
The rudder stops get adjusted based on clearance...

The rudder stops get adjusted based on clearance from the HS/Elevators. I test-fit mine and ended up adding the extra layer to the rudder horn contact area to get just a bit of extra clearance. I...
Forum: Propellers 04-03-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By mturnerb
Did you get the Hartzell 74" prop from Vans /...

Did you get the Hartzell 74" prop from Vans / IO-390? If so, did you order the "contstant speed" spinner from Cummins?
Forum: Propellers 04-03-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 874
Posted By mturnerb
I also sent them an email recently and waiting...

I also sent them an email recently and waiting for a response. Looks like a nice product though.
Forum: Southeast 04-03-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By mturnerb
The tower is sometimes open on weekends if there...

The tower is sometimes open on weekends if there is lots of military activity. Savannah approach is always very helpful with restricted area status. I fly there frequently from Jacksonville and...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2018, 04:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 578
Posted By mturnerb
I mounted mine one bay outboard of the access...

I mounted mine one bay outboard of the access panel closest to the tie-down. (next to rib just outboard of the access panel). This allowed me to use the rib to help anchor/support the pitot mount,...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,227
Posted By mturnerb
Reading this has pretty much convinced me to...

Reading this has pretty much convinced me to install the jettison handle. It means I'll have to find some room in the radio stack but I hadn't fully considered numbers 1, 2 and 4. Well thought-out...
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2018, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By mturnerb
Mades the exact same mistake: this was one of the...

Mades the exact same mistake: this was one of the first "replacement parts" orders I did - by no means the last! I wish I had known then what Scott said - would have saved me some time and a few...
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By mturnerb
I don't think so. I had to add "V" bends to both...

I don't think so. I had to add "V" bends to both my sender arms to get clearance from the rib: on the second go-around I even shortened one of the arms a bit but still had some interference. And I...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 992
Posted By mturnerb
I used an endoscopic camera from Amazon: ...

I used an endoscopic camera from Amazon: https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/2018/03/march-6-update-qb-wing-right.html
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-27-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By mturnerb
#34 or #33 bit or reamer will work for MK-319BS.

#34 or #33 bit or reamer will work for MK-319BS.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-27-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By mturnerb
Rivet shaming is even worse!!

Rivet shaming is even worse!!
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-27-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By mturnerb
Can we apply this rule to "all" rivets and other...

Can we apply this rule to "all" rivets and other evidence of less-than-perfect workmanship?
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,657
Posted By mturnerb
What Scott said.... Not sure how much harder it...

What Scott said....

Not sure how much harder it might be on a taildragger, but for me it took some grunting, cussing, and bleeding but it got done....

Once all the pieces are in place and riveted,...
Forum: RV-12 03-22-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,373
Posted By mturnerb
Prior post to check for debris in carb bowls...

Prior post to check for debris in carb bowls makes sense.

Based on prior experience, you may want to check carb floats. They have had ongoing issues with absorbing fuel and gaining weight.

Also -...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-22-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,229
Posted By mturnerb
Where did you get the 1/4 scale pilot?

Where did you get the 1/4 scale pilot?
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By mturnerb
Understand - I just ran the edge roller over the...

Understand - I just ran the edge roller over the holes and didn't think about it too much. You may want to check with Van's as I wouldn't want you to think I'm an expert. The tool does about 1/4"...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By mturnerb
Are referring to an edge break? If so it's...

Are referring to an edge break? If so it's easier to do before most assembly but not that hard to do at the point you're ready to roll the leading edges (that's the HARD part).

I like this edge...
Forum: RV-14 03-21-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 117
Sticky: Plan "Gottchas"
Views: 69,023
Posted By mturnerb
Plans are here: ...

Plans are here: http://vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-10-14_OP38.pdf. Aileron trim is installed in right wing. If you're talking about autopilot servo, also installed in right wing, Garmin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By mturnerb
Jake: Do you have crotch strap, and if not do...

Jake: Do you have crotch strap, and if not do you think it would address the issue as effectively as the second belt?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By mturnerb
I put some backing plates with nutplates attached...

I put some backing plates with nutplates attached behind the elevator counterweights so I can tighten them easily. Wish I had done this with the rudder.

Photos here: ...
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,276
Posted By mturnerb
Understood - I asked one expert for advice and it...

Understood - I asked one expert for advice and it was recommended. Still thinking about it. I'm building a -14A, wondering if it has more or less need for yaw damper.
Forum: RV-10 03-19-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,276
Posted By mturnerb
Thanks - this is what I needed to know!!

Thanks - this is what I needed to know!!
Forum: RV-10 03-18-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,276
Posted By mturnerb
Resurrecting an old thread: Does anyone have...

Resurrecting an old thread: Does anyone have part number for just the Garmin "bow" - I'm going to use the Vans bracket for yaw damper on my RV-14, and can't find a part number for just the bow/arm...
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
Posted By mturnerb
You can also order from Van’s directly. I...

You can also order from Van’s directly. I ordered theirs and quality seems very good.

http://vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1521198655-236-174&browse=heatvent&product=sv-6
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 605
Posted By mturnerb
Another...

Another approach:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8DCvBV2V4M
Forum: RV-14 03-12-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,484
Posted By mturnerb
Is there a remote Garmin Nav/Comm with ILS?

Is there a remote Garmin Nav/Comm with ILS?
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2018, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,707
Posted By mturnerb
I use this tubing to cut "custom" washers - works...

I use this tubing to cut "custom" washers - works very nicely except when I sweep the shop they're...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,071
Posted By mturnerb
Florida sales tax is 6%. Many counties add...

Florida sales tax is 6%. Many counties add .5-1.5%, so max is usually 7.5%....
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By mturnerb
Yep that's it - I had the same question and came...

Yep that's it - I had the same question and came to the same conclusion. When you look at the instructions for installing the fairing (which you get with the finishing kit) it makes it a bit more...
Forum: RV-10 03-06-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By mturnerb
I just did this on my RV-14A qb wings - no idea...

I just did this on my RV-14A qb wings - no idea how similar this is to RV-10 but I assume there must be some comparison given same wing design. I used an endoscopic camera (flexible) to check float...
Forum: RV-10 02-28-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,630
Posted By mturnerb
Vic Syracuse just did this on his RV-10: if he...

Vic Syracuse just did this on his RV-10: if he doesn't come along soon, reach out!

(FYI he looked great covered in plexiglass dust when we did a Facetime session!)
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,705
Posted By mturnerb
"FWIW, any angle valve Lycoming will indicate...

"FWIW, any angle valve Lycoming will indicate lower CHT as compared to a parallel valve cylinder.
__________________
Dan Horton
RV-8 SS
Barrett IO-390"

Regarding the difference in CHT's between...
Forum: RV-14 02-21-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,951
Posted By mturnerb
I had the same issue on QB wings. Call Vans and...

I had the same issue on QB wings. Call Vans and they will tell you to move the washers around to shift the aileron slightly outboard. I did this on my own (after replacing only one of the rivets...
Forum: RV-14 02-20-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,513
Posted By mturnerb
1. I drilled out the existing holes with step...

1. I drilled out the existing holes with step drill and the Cleaveland ports fit just fine. You should double check size- I don't recall them being 1/2", more like 1/4". I scuffed skin where they...
Forum: RV-10 02-20-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,331
Posted By mturnerb
You may want to check these folks out: ...

You may want to check these folks out: https://www.barnstormers.com/ad_manager/ad_detail.php?ID=1340990 or https://dreamworxaviation.com/

The owner was badly injured in a crash late 2016 and is...
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,513
Posted By mturnerb
Look up “plumbing kit” on Cleaveland site Very...

Look up “plumbing kit” on Cleaveland site

Very nice.
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 26,916
Posted By mturnerb
Very nice - not far from what I'm planning (for...

Very nice - not far from what I'm planning (for now at least - avionics are a ways out....)
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 26,916
Posted By mturnerb
Gorgeous!! What avionics did you use?

Gorgeous!!

What avionics did you use?
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By mturnerb
Nope - seemed to fit OK. As mentioned by others,...

Nope - seemed to fit OK. As mentioned by others, a bit tight but nothing bothersome.
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,089
Posted By mturnerb
I don't recall any issues with the part I...

I don't recall any issues with the part I received. As a reference point, I got the following part: "Bearing MD3616M". My empennage is in storage, but I do recall the lower bearing being larger...
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,652
Posted By mturnerb
I initially put rivets in the holes but decided...

I initially put rivets in the holes but decided to go ahead and install the warning vane. Reasons are redundancy, habit (everything I've flown before has this type stall warning), and option of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 05:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,438
Posted By mturnerb
Check out this website: www.rv14A.com Both are...

Check out this website:

www.rv14A.com

Both are VAF members
Forum: RV-14 02-07-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By mturnerb
Good point Carl. I'm very comfortable with...

Good point Carl. I'm very comfortable with general wiring/electronics, and don't see any issues with repurposing wires that are in the harnesses where it makes sense. I just don't have so much...
Forum: RV-14 02-07-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By mturnerb
I did the same for my heated pitot. Will...

I did the same for my heated pitot. Will reconsider the GMU22. Do the wires in the standard harness match up to the GMU22?
Forum: RV-14 02-07-2018, 04:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By mturnerb
I had two discussions with Stein about the GMU...

I had two discussions with Stein about the GMU 11. They advised me to run a 2 conductor shielded plus power and ground to the wingtip for GMU 11 all the way to panel: this wiring can be substituted...
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By mturnerb
ADAHRS Harness, Left Wing

I'm wrapping up my left wing (QB version). I ran the wires for the ADAHRS harness per instructions, but not sure what to actually do with them.

I'm planning on using full G3X system, and my...
Forum: RV-12 02-03-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,581
Posted By mturnerb
I had a very similar issue and #4 was the cure. ...

I had a very similar issue and #4 was the cure. The music input was picking up noise.
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