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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 22,015
Posted By mturnerb
In practice, I haven't found this to be an issue...

In practice, I haven't found this to be an issue at all - I just glance at the valve when I change tanks. Just pointing out in case others are wondering....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-13-2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,577
Posted By mturnerb
Make no mistake, I'm not a basher. I have a...

Make no mistake, I'm not a basher. I have a number of Allan's products and love them all. Just thought I'd ask again about the gust lock for my -14. I know they have a backlog of interested...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,577
Posted By mturnerb
Allan: Any idea when this will be ready for...

Allan:

Any idea when this will be ready for -14/14A?
Forum: RV-14 06-08-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By mturnerb
I have photos starting this page on my blog, and...

I have photos starting this page on my blog, and over a few subsequent posts:

https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/2018/01/january-18th-update.html
Forum: Safety 05-31-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By mturnerb
Timely post for me as I will be getting a paint...

Timely post for me as I will be getting a paint job soon. I'm planning to leave all rod ends (elevator and rudder/VS) and jam nuts in place and having the shop mask off the bearings - is that the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-27-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By mturnerb
I ended up using OLC-1 connectors...

I ended up using OLC-1 connectors (https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/inpages/eioverlapolc-1-10-05470.php?clickkey=711794) which required me to cut off the supplied connectors. You can use...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By mturnerb
It it is an adjustable set holder try getting a...

It it is an adjustable set holder try getting a wrench on the holder then use padded vise grip to break the die free
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By mturnerb
Are you referring to the inspection plates part...

Are you referring to the inspection plates part number F-14112?

If that's the case, the option offered was whether or not to dimple/countersink the holes - is that what you're referring to?

FYI...
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By mturnerb
I'm sure some are registered that aren't listed...

I'm sure some are registered that aren't listed as flying yet - I registered mine weeks before flying.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By mturnerb
I very much appreciate this commentary but find...

I very much appreciate this commentary but find it hard to understand in the context of the discussion in this thread. What loads need to be transferred, and to where? Does the antenna itself...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By mturnerb
I did the same except used nutplates, and backing...

I did the same except used nutplates, and backing plate roughly same size as antenna (squared off corners and added space for nutplates) - see here: ...
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,077
Posted By mturnerb
I ran 14 gauge, twisted the wires, no shielding. ...

I ran 14 gauge, twisted the wires, no shielding. Garmin regulated pitot. No interference whatsoever.
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,433
Posted By mturnerb
I'm finding the same thing. Use tablet or phone...

I'm finding the same thing. Use tablet or phone to upload flight plan. Then never look at it again.
Forum: Tools 05-14-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 662
Posted By mturnerb
I've bought a number of Tekton tools on Amazon...

I've bought a number of Tekton tools on Amazon and really like them. Feels even better to know it's a US company.
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,944
Posted By mturnerb
I ordered the Hartzell governor, Hartzell prop -...

I ordered the Hartzell governor, Hartzell prop - easy way to go IMHO. Both fit the standard kit/engine well, no muss no fuss...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,268
Posted By mturnerb
I don't think it's reasonable to compare a...

I don't think it's reasonable to compare a larger/heavier/more powerful airplane to another and expect costs to be "close". On the flip side, the value of the 14 will be higher when done, so the...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,268
Posted By mturnerb
What I found is that they need deburring "on...

What I found is that they need deburring "on condition" - the holes are generally punched to size and need no deburring. In most of those instances, a bit of light work with Scotchbrite is all...
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,268
Posted By mturnerb
Mine climbs like a bat out of hades.... What...

Mine climbs like a bat out of hades.... What are you looking for in terms of climb rate?
Forum: RV-14 05-12-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,268
Posted By mturnerb
Agree with all others' comments, and will add...

Agree with all others' comments, and will add this: I think RV-14/14A's will be much more consistent in quality (and functionality) when finished, because there is so much less variability in the...
Forum: RV-14 05-08-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By mturnerb
Van's can send you the file that you can have...

Van's can send you the file that you can have printed at a local print shop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,158
Posted By mturnerb
Get that bird flying!!

Get that bird flying!!
Forum: Reviews 05-06-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By mturnerb
My comment should have been inclusive of both...

My comment should have been inclusive of both partners. Itís just that Iíve had Tom on speed dial the last couple of years....
Forum: Reviews 05-05-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By mturnerb
TS Flightlines = GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE, period.

TS Flightlines = GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE, period.
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By mturnerb
I moved mine forward a smidge past the line. It...

I moved mine forward a smidge past the line. It made the sides fit better.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,158
Posted By mturnerb
I'm close to Galin and also close to I-95 in...

I'm close to Galin and also close to I-95 in Ponte Vedra (Between St. Augustine and Jacksonville). 904-613-5962.
Forum: RV-14 05-02-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,197
Posted By mturnerb
Looks great - I'm happy with my powdercoated...

Looks great - I'm happy with my powdercoated pedals, small extensions to help stay off brakes, and Beringer cylinders front and center, but if I were starting now this would be a strong consideration!
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,197
Posted By mturnerb
I wonder how these would work with Beringer...

I wonder how these would work with Beringer master cylinders? They look great
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By mturnerb
I used a big bit on drill press (backed by wood)...

I used a big bit on drill press (backed by wood) to get the biggest part out, then Dremel cutting disc and files.
Forum: RV-14 04-30-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By mturnerb
Did you fabricate the doubler/cover plate or use...

Did you fabricate the doubler/cover plate or use something already available?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By mturnerb
The G3X team in particular, and Garmin in general...

The G3X team in particular, and Garmin in general are just awesome to work with. So I second that emotion...
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By mturnerb
I did this - chucked up a large size round punch,...

I did this - chucked up a large size round punch, and used some adhesive sandpaper. Easy to gradually work the size up. Some of the rods were powder coated and this technique is very good to remove...
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By mturnerb
Just bought the Avery/Cleaveland trim block, will...

Just bought the Avery/Cleaveland trim block, will be installing today. I need some right rudder in cruise. The YD does push the ball toward center, but not fully - I want it centered without...
Forum: RV-14 04-27-2019, 03:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By mturnerb
Given the standard location at the lower outside...

Given the standard location at the lower outside corners of the panel, how much space could you gain by moving them? The standard openings are pretty "out of the way" as it is, and the structure...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 885
Posted By mturnerb
I would guess it's the weight more than the tail...

I would guess it's the weight more than the tail heavy position. Induced drag (drag resulting from lift generated to carry weight) is probably the main culprit.

But 5 knots seems like a lot. Are...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By mturnerb
I was told they have a big backlog of buyers. ...

I was told they have a big backlog of buyers. Maybe Alan will come along and comment?
Forum: RV-14 04-24-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,149
Posted By mturnerb
I talked with AntiSplat recently - they are...

I talked with AntiSplat recently - they are waiting on a supplier to produce a re-designed part before getting back to the (long) list of folks waiting for them!
Forum: RV-14 04-23-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 875
Posted By mturnerb
I painted the glareshield flat black - can't say...

I painted the glareshield flat black - can't say I find the appearance with the fans installed objectionable. I don't really even notice it.
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By mturnerb
The more obvious the location, the harder to...

The more obvious the location, the harder to find....
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By mturnerb
I ordered the standard Van's fuselage harness...

I ordered the standard Van's fuselage harness from SteinAir and the wing harnesses came with the kit as I recall - they all fit the standard openings so I'm unable to help.

Here's a look at wing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 18,000
Posted By mturnerb
I don't have a dog in this hunt any more but it's...

I don't have a dog in this hunt any more but it's hard to conceive that Rotax and/or its resellers aren't taking more ownership / control of this issue. But it's not as bad as the news for V-tail...
Forum: Autopilots 04-19-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By mturnerb
Steve - along with Walt's comments this is what I...

Steve - along with Walt's comments this is what I needed to know. Makes sense and now that I understand it's a non-issue. Everyone I've talked to at G3Xpert has been helpful - I'm not ...
Forum: RV-14 04-19-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,088
Posted By mturnerb
Congrats!!

Congrats!!
Forum: Autopilots 04-19-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By mturnerb
Most helpful information I've seen!! Thanks Walt

Most helpful information I've seen!! Thanks Walt
Forum: Autopilots 04-19-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By mturnerb
Interesting that this thread turns up now. I've...

Interesting that this thread turns up now. I've been configuring and testing the autopilot on the ground in my RV14A with all Garmin/G3X touch setup, using all the Van's recommended settings. When...
Forum: Florida (Central) 04-18-2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By mturnerb
No matter how you spell it, space in in central...

No matter how you spell it, space in in central Florida is hard to find (almost anywhere in Florida for that matter). Won't take long to find someone!
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,168
Posted By mturnerb
Thanks Doug - and thanks again for you help on my...

Thanks Doug - and thanks again for you help on my project!!
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,168
Posted By mturnerb
Thank you Andy - your help in the process very...

Thank you Andy - your help in the process very much appreciated!!
Forum: RV-14 04-17-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,168
Posted By mturnerb
Thanks Tom - you and your products/support were a...

Thanks Tom - you and your products/support were a big part of my project.
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,168
Posted By mturnerb
He mentioned that today - it was a great...

He mentioned that today - it was a great experience working with Vic through this project. He is a class act and a great resource for all of us in the world of "Van's" but also in aviation in...
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,168
Posted By mturnerb
I have struggled to get photos up on this forum -...

I have struggled to get photos up on this forum - if you click my blog link in signature you'll find them there.
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,168
Posted By mturnerb
Another RV-14A takes to the air

Today was the big day. Vic Syracuse came down and did the inspection, issued the S.A.C. and flew first flight. We identified a few issues, but that just means more time tinkering. Overall a great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By mturnerb
Another option I’ve used is to drill a hole that...

Another option I’ve used is to drill a hole that fits the female dimple die into a steel bucking bar, hold this inside the hole, then use the rod from a c frame dimpler with the male die. A helper...
Forum: Safety 04-11-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,642
Posted By mturnerb
I'm planning first flight soon and it will be...

I'm planning first flight soon and it will be with Vic Syracuse under the program. I pretty much agree 100% (prospectively) with Bill Kervaski - it will reduce the stress and increase the safety. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-11-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,670
Posted By mturnerb
To emphasize a point in the first reply, I always...

To emphasize a point in the first reply, I always get better results using cutting fluid and using minimal pressure. You usually can get a sense of when the tool may be binding - when this happens,...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-09-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 734
Posted By mturnerb
Agree with Tom. The banjos are absurdly easy to...

Agree with Tom. The banjos are absurdly easy to install (use copper washer, torque to spec, done). Tom can fix you up with lines to make it even easier.
Forum: RV-14 04-06-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 55,821
Posted By mturnerb
Weighed N14VB today with interior, all pants and...

Weighed N14VB today with interior, all pants and permanent accessories (such as mounting brackets for oxygen tank), 8qts oil. (Empty fuel). Fully primed inside structure, no exterior paint yet. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-02-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By mturnerb
In a number of places in the RV-14 instructions,...

In a number of places in the RV-14 instructions, Vans recommends soft rivets and/or hand squeeze for fiberglass rivets. I used soft rivets and found them to work great. One big advantage is that...
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,663
Posted By mturnerb
It seems to have been removed from the current...

It seems to have been removed from the current version of section 3 - I grabbed a screenshot which you can see...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-31-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By mturnerb
Paint blisters around rivets aren't a new...

Paint blisters around rivets aren't a new problem, and from what i know it's not fully associated with fuel leaks.

Related threads: ...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,871
Posted By mturnerb
The timing was good for me - wings on 2 days ago,...

The timing was good for me - wings on 2 days ago, promises made....
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 58,407
Posted By mturnerb
Eric I love your paint scheme - very unique but...

Eric I love your paint scheme - very unique but classy and timeless!
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By mturnerb
Thanks for all the replies. Advice from my tech...

Thanks for all the replies. Advice from my tech counselor is to build on.
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