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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 05:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
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: 5,673
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: 1,104
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: 502
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: 20
Views: 1,385
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: 24
Views: 2,749
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: 24
Views: 2,749
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: 24
Views: 2,749
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: 24
Views: 2,749
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: 603
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: 1,102
Posted By mturnerb
Get that bird flying!!

Get that bird flying!!
Forum: Reviews 05-06-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
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: 588
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: 603
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: 1,102
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: 927
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: 927
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: 386
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: 776
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: 813
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: 372
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: 776
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: 4
Views: 591
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: 838
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: 16
Views: 1,087
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: 16
Views: 1,087
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: 4
Views: 681
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: 502
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: 784
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: 130
Views: 15,341
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: 646
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: 897
Posted By mturnerb
Congrats!!

Congrats!!
Forum: Autopilots 04-19-2019, 06:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
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: 646
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: 462
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: 1,834
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: 1,834
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: 1,834
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: 1,834
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: 1,834
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: 1,834
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: 486
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: 44
Views: 3,357
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: 1,607
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: 681
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: 59
Views: 54,589
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: 938
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: 1,569
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: 934
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: 1,791
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: 56,547
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: 820
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.
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By mturnerb
Thanks for this information. I'm about to do the...

Thanks for this information. I'm about to do the empennage fairing so this is helpful. Always a new challenge...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By mturnerb
Elevator Balance?

I can't find any guidance in the plans about elevator balance. I've seen conflicting information in the forums (surprise surprise).

Just wondering how other -14A builders have approached this. ...
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By mturnerb
I have a Cummins spinner I ended up not using. ...

I have a Cummins spinner I ended up not using. If anyone wants it let me know and we'll work out a deal.
Forum: RV-14 03-22-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,791
Posted By mturnerb
Somewhere one suggests getting a friend to help...

Somewhere one suggests getting a friend to help and says "empty promises of food or beer work well here" or something to that effect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,283
Posted By mturnerb
RV humility law corollary: As soon as you start...

RV humility law corollary: As soon as you start to think you are a competent builder, you bungle a part and humbly call the mothership for a replacement.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-21-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,058
Posted By mturnerb
The laser stays aligned to the nutplate holes...

The laser stays aligned to the nutplate holes when the fairing is put in place to match drill. The newer fairings have opaque gel coat so this or magnets is the only way. Like Bill I found magnets...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-21-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,058
Posted By mturnerb
I'm ahead of you for once...

I'm ahead of you for once Bill!!

https://turnerb14a.blogspot.com/2019/01/quick-update-snorkel-installed-egt.html

I used this one: ...
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By mturnerb
Thanks to all for outstanding replies. Moving...

Thanks to all for outstanding replies. Moving to hangar tomorrow so this is very helpful information.
Forum: RV-14 03-20-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By mturnerb
Pretty much where I landed for now.

Pretty much where I landed for now.
Forum: RV-14 03-19-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By mturnerb
I finally found some guidance from Beringer in a...

I finally found some guidance from Beringer in a manual - "4" which I assume is 4 bar or 48PSI. I put 50 in the nose and 40 in mains and looks good. May bump the mains a bit after wings are on as...
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