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Forum: RV-14 04-04-2020, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,207
Posted By mturnerb
Congratulations Allan. You're going to have to...

Congratulations Allan. You're going to have to fly south to get the engine warm before going to OSH!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By mturnerb
Video of flyover: https://youtu.be/mWE5q9VNau8

Video of flyover:

https://youtu.be/mWE5q9VNau8
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 827
Posted By mturnerb
RV pilots honor fallen Navy Veteran

I'm sure the pilots in this formation are known on the forum. When I spotted this story it made me proud of my country and my community. Even though I'm a former Air Force guy, around these parts we...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,532
Posted By mturnerb
Nailed it. Most people are unaware that oxygen...

Nailed it. Most people are unaware that oxygen saturation as measured by the oximeter SaO2 (amount of oxygen bound to hemoglobin) is not the same thing as oxygen concentration PO2 (partial pressure...
Forum: Midwest 04-02-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By mturnerb
I flew this morning near the Atlantic coast and...

I flew this morning near the Atlantic coast and over the St. Johns River. May be the last time for a while as we're going on shutdown in Florida. It was a wonderful respite from the real world...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By mturnerb
I used the bent ones from Vans. Work perfectly...

I used the bent ones from Vans. Work perfectly well. Picked up ATIS at 70 miles, 7500 feet on a trip recently.
Forum: RV-14 03-30-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By mturnerb
Photos? I'm having trouble visualizing what...

Photos? I'm having trouble visualizing what you're describing.
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2020, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By mturnerb
I just eased the edges until it fit snugly -...

I just eased the edges until it fit snugly - happy with it so far (100 hours). I never thought about any trim there, but did consider it for the wing gap fairings. But now that it's painted, I'm...
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By mturnerb
I had to cut one of the lugs off my starter. ...

I had to cut one of the lugs off my starter. Also need to modify the overall shape of the snorkel to make it work with the FM-150. Great thread on the topic...
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By mturnerb
Depending on the grip range required, you could...

Depending on the grip range required, you could use a MK-321BS.
Forum: Southeast 03-22-2020, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By mturnerb
I have a DRDT-2 in Jax - happy to loan it for a...

I have a DRDT-2 in Jax - happy to loan it for a while.
Forum: RV-14 03-21-2020, 02:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 626
Posted By mturnerb
Hopefully not being Captain obvious, but some...

Hopefully not being Captain obvious, but some things to think about:

Check the hinge pins where front of canopy attaches for full engagement - I used a temporary short "canopy release handle" and...
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 611
Posted By mturnerb
Most of us were able to work a wire through there...

Most of us were able to work a wire through there without a problem. I fished a length of safety wire and used it to pull the wires for the switch. If you haven't fully assembled the canopy you may...
Forum: RV-14 03-17-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By mturnerb
I can't see photos, but CONGRATS and welcome to...

I can't see photos, but CONGRATS and welcome to the club. Lot's of new -14s flying these days.
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2020, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By mturnerb
Adding to what Scott said, my painter used some...

Adding to what Scott said, my painter used some filler (high build) primer to smooth out the honeycomb print-through, but pinholes weren't much of a problem (Nor were they on any of the other gelcoat...
Forum: Florida (Central) 03-15-2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By mturnerb
Dunnellon is close to Ocala, also Williston. ...

Dunnellon is close to Ocala, also Williston. Jesse Saint may have answers to questions about Dunnellon.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,981
Posted By mturnerb
The trick is to get a punch onto the mandrel and...

The trick is to get a punch onto the mandrel and drive it out. It's possible to very carefully drill into the center of the rivet but the mandrel is very hard steel, so the bit wants to slide off...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,981
Posted By mturnerb
The good news is that the ones that aren't fully...

The good news is that the ones that aren't fully set are trivially easy to remove - you can easily drive out the mandrel and then drill the center of the rivet to remove the manufactured head/punch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,963
Posted By mturnerb
Scott thanks for posting this. I've been pushing...

Scott thanks for posting this. I've been pushing this hard to everyone who will listen. This is very very real.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,963
Posted By mturnerb
Vic I have been studying every resource I can...

Vic I have been studying every resource I can find and reading dispatches from medical experts in the hot zones, and I assure you this is a wise decision.
I've posted some resources on FB that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,963
Posted By mturnerb
The Players Championship is UNDER WAY here in the...

The Players Championship is UNDER WAY here in the Jax area and just cancelled spectators rest of the week. Gates closed at noon today. March Madness fully cancelled. Hard to see how SnF will...
Forum: Texas (North) 03-09-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,169
Posted By mturnerb
I was talking to family in Mississippi just the...

I was talking to family in Mississippi just the other day and doing some C.O.L. comparisons with Florida (very similar to Texas in terms of COL). MS has outrageous taxes - sales tax on vehicles plus...
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,527
Posted By mturnerb
It's too easy to do NOT to do it. The design...

It's too easy to do NOT to do it. The design limits risk of FOD ingestion and it's only going to happen if you need to open the door anyway. And if you need it FOD is the least of your concerns....
Forum: COMM 03-08-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By mturnerb
Could you borrow another COMM antenna to be sure...

Could you borrow another COMM antenna to be sure there's not a problem with your antenna?
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By mturnerb
I don't recall which direction the resistance...

I don't recall which direction the resistance goes - thus my point about testing. If you orient the base correctly, the move the arm to full and empty positions while measuring resistance, that will...
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By mturnerb
If meant for me I'm not seeing anything.

If meant for me I'm not seeing anything.
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By mturnerb
If the boxes are correctly marked, the two float...

If the boxes are correctly marked, the two float sets should be mirror images. You can test the resistance value at "full" and "empty" position to assure they're both correct. Be sure to carefully...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By mturnerb
I'm a bit further away in Jacksonville, but happy...

I'm a bit further away in Jacksonville, but happy to give a ride. Meet somewhere in the middle?
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By mturnerb
My pleasure on both accounts Ivan!

My pleasure on both accounts Ivan!
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By mturnerb
Indeed - I was advised to be aware of this when...

Indeed - I was advised to be aware of this when considering lead time in ordering the finish kit as they have to order the special tint canopies from the manufacturer.
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By mturnerb
I investigated this during my build, here's what...

I investigated this during my build, here's what I learned from Barb at Van's:

".... the SC-15 UV canopy will let 76% of the visible light through along with 1% of the UVa and 1% of the UVb. The...
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2020, 05:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 712
Posted By mturnerb
I also installed the stall warning vane. It was...

I also installed the stall warning vane. It was nice to have before I calibrated AOA and also I like the redundancy. Definitely a bit of overkill, but I'm comfortable with it.
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2020, 04:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,380
Posted By mturnerb
I use the Denso IHK 27. I don't know the...

I use the Denso IHK 27. I don't know the difference between the 24 and 27 but as you mentioned, on the IO-390, you must use long reach plugs. 95 hours so far, no issues.
Forum: RV-14 02-29-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 852
Posted By mturnerb
I doubt any RF produced by the pitot heat would...

I doubt any RF produced by the pitot heat would have any effect on the servos. The signal levels matter when you are using very low energy signals (RF) but not so much when you're talking about...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-28-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By mturnerb
I just stripped enough of the covering over the...

I just stripped enough of the covering over the braided shielding to use a solder sleeve to make a nice clean wire to the...
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By mturnerb
Congrats - I like the paint job!

Congrats - I like the paint job!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-25-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,169
Posted By mturnerb
Exactly what I was thinking - thanks Galin!

Exactly what I was thinking - thanks Galin!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-25-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,169
Posted By mturnerb
Hopefully not too much thread drift here, and...

Hopefully not too much thread drift here, and posting for my own education:


Does it make sense to make "leads" where a solder connection is necessary? In other words, where you must have a...
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-25-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,257
Posted By mturnerb
I used the other FBO due to proximity. I think...

I used the other FBO due to proximity. I think Sheltair may be a better choice.
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 677
Posted By mturnerb
If you do want the attitude information, it's not...

If you do want the attitude information, it's not hard to fabricate a little shelf either behind or in front of the sub panel, or just behind the sub panel glove box opening.
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-24-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,257
Posted By mturnerb
Ken Balch (kbalch) is based there - you may want...

Ken Balch (kbalch) is based there - you may want to reach out to him. I flew in to visit him recently. Busy towered field, lots of training traffic, but location is very good for Disney. Not too...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 933
Posted By mturnerb
I think I'd replace it. The other option might...

I think I'd replace it. The other option might be stop-drilling but at this stage my bias would be replace. If you do replace, I'd carefully deburr the skin edge at the corner before bending - that...
Forum: RV-14 02-23-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,761
Posted By mturnerb
I painted mine with Rustoleum engine enamel that...

I painted mine with Rustoleum engine enamel that happens to match my T-bolt engine pretty well, also the red RTV. Holding up well after 1 yr/90...
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,039
Posted By mturnerb
TS/AS Flightlines has all the FWF lines/hoses. ...

TS/AS Flightlines has all the FWF lines/hoses. The main thing you need from Van's is the baffle kit, as it's very specific, also some of the mounting HW for oil cooler and similar items are set up...
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By mturnerb
You can order the "power module" kit from Van's...

You can order the "power module" kit from Van's (AV-500003). Here's what it looks like installed: ...
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,129
Posted By mturnerb
Here's a photo of my install. Reception is...

Here's a photo of my install. Reception is adequate for me - I'm haven't tested for long distance reception but easily pick up VOR's...
Forum: RV-14 02-15-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,153
Posted By mturnerb
I agree with those who've pointed out the...

I agree with those who've pointed out the variables and encouraged enjoying the journey. I probably put in 2000 hours (slow build fuse, QB wings) but that's not counting time spent away from the shop...
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By mturnerb
They get match drilled - then dimpled (don't...

They get match drilled - then dimpled (don't dimple the wing skins until those stiffeners have been drilled). The RV-10 instructions are better than the RV-14 instructions for these stiffeners. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By mturnerb
When I got my insurance, they would accept...

When I got my insurance, they would accept checkout in any Van's "A" model in lieu of the actual -14A. I was able to get a few days scheduled with Mike Seager in Oregon (yep - flew there from...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By mturnerb
Best explanation I have found for the Van's...

Best explanation I have found for the Van's wiring recommendation is in this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=135312
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By mturnerb
As I understand it, the only effect that Van's...

As I understand it, the only effect that Van's wiring has, including removing the jumper, is using the starter solenoid on the firewall instead of the solenoid in the starter. How would this cause...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By mturnerb
I followed Van's instructions for wiring and all...

I followed Van's instructions for wiring and all works well. I did remove one of the tabs that interfered with snorkel fit. When you test fit the snorkel it will be easy to see where any...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,110
Posted By mturnerb
Steve - I think it may require a combination of...

Steve - I think it may require a combination of that along with modifying the canopy edge. I didn't really bother to investigate the issue deeply as I just made the decision to move on with factory...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-11-2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,709
Posted By mturnerb
Your link just goes to order page, not a...

Your link just goes to order page, not a product....
Forum: Builder Website Links 02-10-2020, 04:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,189
Posted By mturnerb
Just checked it out - well done!

Just checked it out - well done!
Forum: RV-14 02-10-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,110
Posted By mturnerb
I tried to use one of the aftermarket covers for...

I tried to use one of the aftermarket covers for the hinge and got the dreaded "Pop" when opening canopy. I removed the canopy and was able to satisfactorily fix the bend at edge. This event...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By mturnerb
I mainly test to assure autopilot disconnect...

I mainly test to assure autopilot disconnect function - since that button's on the stick, it's easy to test servo clutches at the same time. Old habit from Bonanza flying days.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By mturnerb
I modified mine from E's checklist on his...

I modified mine from E's checklist on his blog/website - his are so good, I didn't see much room for improvement - I just modified where my airplane is different and deleted some non-relevant items. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 910
Posted By mturnerb
Rudder malfunction???

So today the "genius" operator of my aircraft learned something new. I did my usual pre-flight and started up the airplane. On the taxiway by my hangar (stopped and holding brakes) I did part of...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,248
Posted By mturnerb
Now that's a great idea!!

Now that's a great idea!!
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By mturnerb
My wingtips were pretty much as symmetrical as...

My wingtips were pretty much as symmetrical as molded fiberglass parts can be. It's possible Van's accidentally shipped you a mis-matched set...
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 765
Posted By mturnerb
I had to call Van's to get a 100% size version...

I had to call Van's to get a 100% size version sent to me. Or you can ask for a file sized correctly and take to a print shop. If you send me a PM with your email I'll send a copy of the file.
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