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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-17-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By mturnerb
Thank you Bruce - I'll PM you my address.

Thank you Bruce - I'll PM you my address.
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By mturnerb
I did it twice. Kept visualizing over the...

I did it twice. Kept visualizing over the drawing in the plans. It helped to have the "bad" version in hand to avoid the same mistakes. It is REALLY hard to cut through the corner part of the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-16-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By mturnerb
Thanks for all the replies - I'll figure it out...

Thanks for all the replies - I'll figure it out for sure. My band saw is set up with a thin, fine tooth blade so not so great for cutting wood blocks. PVC idea looks workable as does the sanding...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2018, 04:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,506
Posted By mturnerb
Tom: You shared with me before about Suzanne's...

Tom: You shared with me before about Suzanne's battle, and it sounds like good news on all fronts. Even though I haven't had the pleasure of meeting either of you in person (yet) I feel that I...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-16-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 400
Posted By mturnerb
Wanted: RV-14/14A Canopy sanding block

Looking for the 4" radius sanding block for RV-14 Canopy. Happy to buy, borrow, or pass on to another builder when I am done with it.
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By mturnerb
EDIT: I misunderstood the original post. I got...

EDIT: I misunderstood the original post. I got the correct parts, but fit was too tight.


I did some sanding inside the tubes and also sanded off a bit of the plating on the AN490-HT8P end pieces...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,116
Posted By mturnerb
Beautiful. The big question is: do you plan to...

Beautiful.

The big question is: do you plan to leave it "shiny" or paint?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-07-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By mturnerb
I stand corrected. Found this video on YouTube: ...

I stand corrected. Found this video on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frLcrJvSSa4
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-07-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By mturnerb
To the best of my knowledge, rivets of that size...

To the best of my knowledge, rivets of that size will require special, very heavy-duty riveting equipment. I doubt anyone could control a hand-held pneumatic rivet gun that will drive that size...
Forum: RV-14 07-02-2018, 03:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By mturnerb
As previously answered and also, the way the...

As previously answered and also, the way the pedals themselves are set up: the "inside pedal" on both sides of aircraft attaches to corresponding pedal on the other side structurally (aircraft right...
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By mturnerb
Indeed the alignment tool is part of the wing...

Indeed the alignment tool is part of the wing kit. It costs about $12 and can be ordered from Vans separately.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,016
Posted By mturnerb
Best method I've found is...

Best method I've found is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2AGzJjJViI
Forum: RV-14 06-29-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By mturnerb
Fitting rear window question

On page 38-02, step 11, plans say to "apply a line of ... tape ...to the outside of the window. Align the edge of the tape to the fuselage skins."

Two questions:

1. Does the tape go on exposed...
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By mturnerb
Just got my finish kit today - the mounts have...

Just got my finish kit today - the mounts have "lord" printed on the box: are they NOT Lord mounts?
Forum: Southeast 06-28-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By mturnerb
Good FBO at KSAV (Sheltair) - you may want to...

Good FBO at KSAV (Sheltair) - you may want to call to check on hangar.

Closer than BQK (Brunswick) is Wright Army Airfield (LHW) - they have a big community hangar that may be available. Nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,499
Posted By mturnerb
Outstanding and congratulations!! Can’t wait to...

Outstanding and congratulations!! Can’t wait to see the video. (Low bandwidth connection at the moment).
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By mturnerb
Call SteinAir. They make the harnesses and also...

Call SteinAir. They make the harnesses and also are a great source for wiring, connectors etc
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,027
Posted By mturnerb
I'll be there Monday and Tuesday. Will be part...

I'll be there Monday and Tuesday. Will be part of the RV-12 build on Monday afternoon.
Forum: RV-14 06-26-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By mturnerb
I just installed per Berenger instructions -...

I just installed per Berenger instructions - length wasn't much of an issue as far as I recall. Here are some photos on my...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 78,234
Posted By mturnerb
I have some scars as well as plenty of DNA...

I have some scars as well as plenty of DNA evidence in the airframe that I can use to prove the "51%" rule....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,508
Posted By mturnerb
Monday PM. Looking forward to it.

Monday PM. Looking forward to it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By mturnerb
The big parts cost the most to crate: you could...

The big parts cost the most to crate: you could leave big parts uncrated and have smaller ones crated, then convert the crates to shelving / storage in your work area. 25 x 25 is pretty good space...
Forum: RV-12 06-10-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By mturnerb
It's very easy to select these frequencies from...

It's very easy to select these frequencies from G3X and transfer to the radio.
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 893
Posted By mturnerb
“Let it Go” needs to be the theme song for...

“Let it Go” needs to be the theme song for airplane building. We all tend to obsess over stuff like this.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By mturnerb
I guess the purpose is a key question. For me, I...

I guess the purpose is a key question. For me, I just wanted to document the process with updates/photos and descriptions of my work. Two main reasons:

1. Document compliance with EAB 51% rule
2....
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-02-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By mturnerb
In addition to common standard rivets in many...

In addition to common standard rivets in many sizes, I keep a stock of various rivets that can be substituted for standard rivets - specifically CherryMax and MK-319-BS, and extras of common size AN3...
Forum: Primers 06-01-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By mturnerb
I order SEM self-etching primer in rattle cans...

I order SEM self-etching primer in rattle cans from Summit Racing - best price I've found. The regular (non-rattle can) is available as well. I use gray (started with green, switched to gray when I...
Forum: Reviews 06-01-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By mturnerb
I just ordered my RV-14A interior from them. ...

I just ordered my RV-14A interior from them. Several threads on this site and very good information on their website. Customer service on the phone is top notch.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-01-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By mturnerb
Roman and Dima: Welcome to the RV-14A world. ...

Roman and Dima: Welcome to the RV-14A world. Will you be doing a blog or online build log? If so be sure to share link with other VAF'ers so we can follow your work - it's a great way for all of...
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,635
Posted By mturnerb
P/N is W-00026

P/N is W-00026
Forum: RV-12 05-31-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,323
Posted By mturnerb
I flew an RV-12 for a while - can't agree more...

I flew an RV-12 for a while - can't agree more with this and other comments. I got caught on one long cross country flight with higher than forecast, gusty winds (around 14-19kts) at 45 degrees to...
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,635
Posted By mturnerb
I built SB fuselage, then ordered QB wings (which...

I built SB fuselage, then ordered QB wings (which are now wrapped up). I enjoyed building the fuselage - but it took a bit longer than I anticipated. The only part of the wing kit that's needed for...
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 598
Posted By mturnerb
The “substitute” wire for the yellow wire in the...

The “substitute” wire for the yellow wire in the harness is clearly labeled. (On mine the white replacement wire not only has number label but also says something like “yellow wire” - it’s in...
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By mturnerb
Yep - Fixed it!

Yep - Fixed it!
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-30-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,348
Posted By mturnerb
If you're not on a first name basis with everyone...

If you're not on a first name basis with everyone in the order department at Vans, something is wrong....
Forum: RV-14 05-30-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By mturnerb
I'm pretty sure #27 is equivalent to a #6 screw...

I'm pretty sure #27 is equivalent to a #6 screw (so #6 dimple die) Easy way to find out - try it on a piece of scrap material.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 765
Posted By mturnerb
My WAG is that it has to do with size of the...

My WAG is that it has to do with size of the bolt/screw head - needs to cover teeth of washer. Just a guess though
Forum: RV-14 05-28-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By mturnerb
To be safe I'd plan on three "normal" or two...

To be safe I'd plan on three "normal" or two "strong/young" people (guys) to move it - if I had it to do again I'd have a third person: it was tricky even just moving it up from a lower platform to...
Forum: RV-14 05-27-2018, 09:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By mturnerb
The crated weights are posted on Van's website. ...

The crated weights are posted on Van's website. My fuselage at "QB" stage was heavy enough to be a job for two to lift/move it (mostly we "transferred" from one surface to another). Hard to...
Forum: Safety 05-26-2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,462
Posted By mturnerb
To my (doctor) ears this sounds very promising: ...

To my (doctor) ears this sounds very promising: "mild to moderate" is much better than what you described in the original post. Your post and willingness to share your experience is a true public...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,497
Posted By mturnerb
Excellent - thanks!

Excellent - thanks!
Forum: Safety 05-26-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,462
Posted By mturnerb
Has your kidney function rebounded? Many times...

Has your kidney function rebounded? Many times it does when the obstruction is resolved.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 05:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,497
Posted By mturnerb
I may try to come with my wife and son who'll be...

I may try to come with my wife and son who'll be with me at OSH this year. Question - I'm staying in Green Bay and will have car parked at the show: what's the best way to get there in that...
Forum: RV-14 05-25-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By mturnerb
Not sure about books but lots of good blogs from...

Not sure about books but lots of good blogs from builders. I took Synergy Air's class which I found very helpful.
Forum: RV-14 05-25-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,269
Posted By mturnerb
Thanks for replies - I'll go no headrests. ...

Thanks for replies - I'll go no headrests. Confirms my general thoughts.
Forum: RV-14 05-25-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,269
Posted By mturnerb
Headrests - yes or no

I'm ordering seats/interior from Classic Aero. My biggest decision is whether or not to get the headrests.

Thoughts?

Pros/Cons?

Thanks
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,257
Posted By mturnerb
I've studied a bunch of panel photos and I think...

I've studied a bunch of panel photos and I think you can get a everything in with the jettison handle - options for remote xponder and audio panel also help make this possible, so probably can get...
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By mturnerb
Any reason not to use MK-319BS?

Any reason not to use MK-319BS?
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By mturnerb
As others have said, calendar time to build a...

As others have said, calendar time to build a section depends on how much time you have to build on a daily/weekly basis, experience level, whether you prime internal parts, overall attention to...
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,543
Posted By mturnerb
My gut is that Van's is being conservative in...

My gut is that Van's is being conservative in terms of having at least one mag on the engines they provide - given the proven reliability, serviceability in the field, and independence from power...
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,938
Posted By mturnerb
What are the relative advantages / disadvantages...

What are the relative advantages / disadvantages (other than forgetting to raise flaps) of using take-off flaps more than "zero"? I fly from mostly paved runways over 3K feet so takeoff distance not...
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By mturnerb
It's done that way to keep the charger from...

It's done that way to keep the charger from rotating - the one I shared the link for fits the opening just fine.
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By mturnerb
If you're talking about the smaller opening, it's...

If you're talking about the smaller opening, it's for an audio input jack. That jack is part of the wiring harness....
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 739
Posted By mturnerb
I ordered one from SteinAir that fits it...

I ordered one from SteinAir that fits it perfectly:

https://www.steinair.com/product/dual-usb-panel-jack/

I think I did read on one blog that when the skin that goes over the mount is in place the...
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,938
Posted By mturnerb
My understanding is that "all the way up" IS the...

My understanding is that "all the way up" IS the reflex position - this aligns with ailerons when they align with wingtips: the "reflex" is built into the shape of the wing. Not sure what the "zero"...
Forum: RV-14 05-20-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 800
Posted By mturnerb
MK 319 BS is generally an acceptable replacement...

MK 319 BS is generally an acceptable replacement for 3.5 but may not have grip range for a 4.5. (Grip range up to .09 or so) There is an MK 321 BS with grip range .09 to .109.

CherryMax doesn’t...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By mturnerb
I pull the ground wire out of spare romex - nice...

I pull the ground wire out of spare romex - nice and bendable. But didn't use it for floats.
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By mturnerb
I had to add a "v" to each one - even after...

I had to add a "v" to each one - even after shortening the second one a bit - to get the right fit. Lot's of trial and error but easier the second time around.
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 44,864
Posted By mturnerb
I got a separate regulator for hoses that go to...

I got a separate regulator for hoses that go to my rivet gun (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002GK9Y1S/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1). This allows me to dial up the pressure I want...
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By mturnerb
I would be very leery of making changes to a...

I would be very leery of making changes to a critical, and presumably carefully engineered, component in an aircraft. The most important function of restraints is restraining/protecting occupants...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,026
Posted By mturnerb
Understood - I did QB wings and had done my own...

Understood - I did QB wings and had done my own research on this topic. Just didn't want to unintentionally mislead. It's pretty easy to tell the difference in unprimed parts and the primed parts...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-14-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,683
Posted By mturnerb
Not disagreeing with this, but some syncope...

Not disagreeing with this, but some syncope (fancy doctor name for fainting or passing out) - not all - can be caused by bradycardia, usually in what is known as a "Stokes Adams" attack which is much...
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