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Forum: RV-14 11-24-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 922
Posted By mturnerb
I don't think there's much risk of chafing if you...

I don't think there's much risk of chafing if you secure the bundles on either side of the bulkheads as shown in plans. I found the trick to be taking care when final-installing / riveting the side...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-11-2022, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By mturnerb
SD CARDS ARE SOLD

SD CARDS ARE SOLD
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-11-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 317
Posted By mturnerb
8GB SD CARDS SANDISK

I have 6 cards - brand new in the package. $30 shipped USPS priority mail.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 10-15-2022, 01:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By mturnerb
Separated by a common language....

Separated by a common language....
Forum: Reviews 10-06-2022, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,024
Posted By mturnerb
I have read mixed reviews about Hawk. Some...

I have read mixed reviews about Hawk. Some negative (many more positive) about the quality of work, many negative comments regarding delays in finishing work. When I visited the shop, lots of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-27-2022, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,611
Posted By mturnerb
Couple of YouTube videos you may find...

Couple of YouTube videos you may find helpful:

https://youtu.be/b3V4ZeCi4Oo

https://youtu.be/m1ylNkG1x1A
Forum: RV-14 09-26-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 9,511
Posted By mturnerb
Yep https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-y0s9HmctiYk/WC9e2m...

Yep

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-y0s9HmctiYk/WC9e2m95UAI/AAAAAAAAFXk/S-xTfOhc4QsyL_YVbtL-595zduiR4D8gACLcB/s320/2016-11-18%2B11.03.16.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,559
Posted By mturnerb
I owned and flew an RV-12 here in NE FL. Once...

I owned and flew an RV-12 here in NE FL. Once landed at KCRG when the wind was gusting 12-18 or so and split the runways. It handled the crosswind and the gusts just fine: I just had to fly it all...
Forum: RV-14 09-18-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,119
Posted By mturnerb
From a practical viewpoint it would be hard to...

From a practical viewpoint it would be hard to complete the build without installing the jettison mechanism, minus the handle: I had to remove/replace the canopy many times to do various tasks (used...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,874
Posted By mturnerb
Section 5 tells you how to make a wedge to allow...

Section 5 tells you how to make a wedge to allow angled access to rivet. Section 5.4



I found this tool to work even better, and it doesn't get lost as easy as the...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 09-04-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,798
Posted By mturnerb
Great tribute. Thank you for sharing. I've been...

Great tribute. Thank you for sharing.

I've been doing a part time gig in my "Semi-retirement" doing VA Pension/Compensation evaluations (medical). It gives me a chance to reconnect in a way with...
Forum: Florida (Central) 09-04-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By mturnerb
Any chance you've been in contact with JB...

Any chance you've been in contact with JB Aircraft Engines over in Sebring? Jimmy Brod did a fantastic job on a friend's engine.

Even if he can't do the work he may know someone who'll look over...
Forum: RV-14 08-22-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,142
Posted By mturnerb
I think it would be fine if you polish / buff out...

I think it would be fine if you polish / buff out the corrosion, then prime and (if you like) paint it.

I'm sure they'd be happy to replace it if you're not happy but since it's bare steel you'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2022, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,756
Posted By mturnerb
I always thought one of those light industrial...

I always thought one of those light industrial type units with an office in front and a big rollup door in back would be ideal for airplane building. It might even be relatively affordable if shared...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 990
Posted By mturnerb
My guess is that the forward side - the side that...

My guess is that the forward side - the side that doesn't contact other parts - would be OK with proud rivets. I assume van's did the double flush because the part can fit either way? It lives...
Forum: Southeast 07-28-2022, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,238
Posted By mturnerb
Florida sales tax on airplanes is a one-time...

Florida sales tax on airplanes is a one-time thing.

I don't think real estate taxes are "high", especially considering that there is no state income tax. Sales tax averages 7% (varies by county). ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-24-2022, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,369
Posted By mturnerb
Do you have enough cable to put a crimped...

Do you have enough cable to put a crimped terminal on each end, then attach these to a terminal block?

Not sure if that's acceptable practice but seems better to me than a crimp splice (obviously...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By mturnerb
It will be interesting to hear from Garmin...

It will be interesting to hear from Garmin experts here. I would assume that Garmin's design would include either disconnecting or giving some kind of warning if the autopilot is unable to hold...
Forum: RV-14 07-18-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,314
Posted By mturnerb
The one I built gained 25 lbs from paint (no...

The one I built gained 25 lbs from paint (no other changes like wheelpants but the shop did some sanding/filling on all the fiberglass parts).

CG moved aft from 80.54 to 81.07

Your mileage may vary...
Forum: Safety 07-16-2022, 06:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,545
Posted By mturnerb
Dang! But you kept your cool and kept on flying...

Dang! But you kept your cool and kept on flying - well done.

Great video - nice callouts and smooth flying.
Forum: RV-14 07-13-2022, 02:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,569
Posted By mturnerb
I found it even easier to just buy some aquarium...

I found it even easier to just buy some aquarium clear air tubing in a couple of different sizes and cut short little pieces to slip onto the rivet shank (shop head side). Kept a bunch lying around...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-13-2022, 02:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,890
Posted By mturnerb
You can cut the tape at the edges of each kit...

You can cut the tape at the edges of each kit item for now (blue vinyl still doing its job under the tape).

When you're ready to remove blue vinyl over rivet lines, use a soldering iron and take...
Forum: RV-14 07-11-2022, 04:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,290
Posted By mturnerb
J-stiffeners are full of gotchas it would...

J-stiffeners are full of gotchas it would appear.

Watching a recent "Plane Lady" video they had to do a repair in the tailcone because she assumed the 8' pieces as supplied were exactly 8' and...
Forum: RV-14 07-07-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By mturnerb
Top of page 46A-22: "Note: there should be no...

Top of page 46A-22:

"Note: there should be no weight on the main wheels during fitting of the intersection fairings"
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2022, 04:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,418
Posted By mturnerb
I ended up building shelves under the space...

I ended up building shelves under the space between the panel and subpanel using hinge material so they could be "drop-down", and a shelf in the space where the hole in the subpanel is. It was quite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2022, 04:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,187
Posted By mturnerb
Dan Horton has a great method of using "J" shaped...

Dan Horton has a great method of using "J" shaped bolts (modified U bolts) and plastic film (makes the piece slide easily on the bench) to make this job easier. I used it and found it to be much...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2022, 04:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,019
Posted By mturnerb
I'm sure FlyLEDS is a fine product. However, I...

I'm sure FlyLEDS is a fine product. However, I think the option offered by Van's (AeroLEDs) works very well and has some installation advantages (mainly that instructions, standard wiring harnesses...
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2022, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,013
Posted By mturnerb
Also important - be sure the belleville washers...

Also important - be sure the belleville washers are correctly oriented - the two together basically form a convex "flying saucer" shape.
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,013
Posted By mturnerb
There is a specification for the breakout force...

There is a specification for the breakout force on the nosewheel - IIRC around 25 pounds.

They tend to loosen up after a few hours: I had the same symptoms on 14A soon after installing the wheel...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By mturnerb
If you know the bolt sizes (if you have the plans...

If you know the bolt sizes (if you have the plans should be specified there) you can use the torque values in Van's Section 5 (Same for all...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-28-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,070
Posted By mturnerb
How much does the Eagle charge for security duty?...

How much does the Eagle charge for security duty? :)
Forum: RV-14 05-27-2022, 03:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 698
Posted By mturnerb
Squeezing the rivets is interesting. I used this...

Squeezing the rivets is interesting. I used this tool:

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-y0s9HmctiYk/WC9e2m95UAI/AAAAAAAAFXk/S-xTfOhc4QsyL_YVbtL-595zduiR4D8gACLcB/s320/2016-11-18%2B11.03.16.jpg

Available...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-26-2022, 03:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,845
Posted By mturnerb
I have a soldering station similar to this one,...

I have a soldering station similar to this one, and a small assortment of...
Forum: RV-14 05-21-2022, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By mturnerb
I put a PEX conduit...

I put a PEX conduit there:

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wvXn4pPY2kQ/WtVG5dcCZ9I/AAAAAAAAGzg/4U55Eo-PjlcszHM3PHLagL26sl6ux_mOwCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_3965%2B%25281%2529.jpg
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By mturnerb
In case this is helpful: The MP sensor IIRC has...

In case this is helpful:

The MP sensor IIRC has 3 wires that connect to wires coming through the firewall. Should be easy to locate and inspect the connections at the sensor. Depending on your...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-19-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By mturnerb
Thoughts: 1. Has the Kavlico sensor SB been...

Thoughts:

1. Has the Kavlico sensor SB been completed (if so should be in the logbooks)?

(https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sb-00006/)

Not sure this would affect the...
Forum: Safety 05-17-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,529
Posted By mturnerb
Yes - I was afraid of damaging the tube so used a...

Yes - I was afraid of damaging the tube so used a vise with padding, limiting force to avoid crushing tube, but still a little tendency to move. In retrospect it might have helped to put some...
Forum: Safety 05-17-2022, 10:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,529
Posted By mturnerb
The round, smooth, and hard steel tube is hard to...

The round, smooth, and hard steel tube is hard to stabilize fully, and rivets are pretty long. They tend to want to bend over. I found that a series of partial sets worked better.
Forum: RV-14 05-06-2022, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,543
Posted By mturnerb
I found these useful, however many aren't fans of...

I found these useful, however many aren't fans of using them in plexi:

https://www.permagrit.com/kt2/

I also found that using a standard countersink on the deburring handle (L-shaped) made it...
Forum: RV-14 05-04-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By mturnerb
I put the legs of the fluting tool in a vise. I...

I put the legs of the fluting tool in a vise. I actually over-fluted in 1 or 2 places and had to squeeze the flutes little (also in vise - well-padded). YMMV
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-23-2022, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,295
Posted By mturnerb
Since the wing is upside down in OP's photo,...

Since the wing is upside down in OP's photo, isn't the wire bundle already "under"?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-21-2022, 05:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,295
Posted By mturnerb
Just curious - any chance at this point you could...

Just curious - any chance at this point you could re-route harness to use direct route between ribs that avoid crossing the pushrod?

Another thought: Not sure this would work here, but you might...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,368
Posted By mturnerb
Much more likely scenario given that wiring...

Much more likely scenario given that wiring issues typically interrupt power somewhere along the line as opposed to applying power to a trim servo...
Forum: Safety 04-04-2022, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,368
Posted By mturnerb
I suugest you start with the micro molex...

I suugest you start with the micro molex connectors in the empennage. that connect the trim motor in the elevator to the wiring harness (assuming original builder used Van's standard harnesses and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 56,421
Posted By mturnerb
Nicely done!

Nicely done!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 904
Posted By mturnerb
I found them in use to have great feel. Wouldn't...

I found them in use to have great feel. Wouldn't want to change it.
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,302
Posted By mturnerb
The bracket that holds the lights attaches to the...

The bracket that holds the lights attaches to the riveted-in mount using AN-3 bolts (they go into the nutplates installed in W-00017)

Find Section OP-52A and the diagrams and install instructions...
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,283
Posted By mturnerb
It says "Rivet ONLY the holes called out in...

It says "Rivet ONLY the holes called out in Figure 1 & Figure 2. Use tape to cover the unused holes to prevent inadvertent riveting."

Looking at the figure that includes some but not all of the...
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2022, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,283
Posted By mturnerb
It's an error in the plans, F-10409 doesn't get...

It's an error in the plans, F-10409 doesn't get installed until Page 10-27.

(Good reason to reach out to Peter Fata to join the RV-14 Plans Wiki)
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-23-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,393
Posted By mturnerb
No experience with alternative engines to share...

No experience with alternative engines to share but I think one factor you left off your list that's very important is resale value. For the most part, auto engines cut resale value in half or at...
Forum: Safety 02-23-2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,389
Posted By mturnerb
Since this is a safety discussion, perhaps the...

Since this is a safety discussion, perhaps the topic of Carbon Monoxide deserves a discussion all its own. That would be about the critical importance of early detection, symptoms, etc. And...
Forum: Safety 02-22-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,389
Posted By mturnerb
Key word in my description was "effectively" - I...

Key word in my description was "effectively" - I wasn't trying to explain to medical folks but to non-medical. In the medical setting, the problem is with bad lungs but in military high altitude...
Forum: Safety 02-22-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,389
Posted By mturnerb
That's a pretty good way of putting it but (for...

That's a pretty good way of putting it but (for me personally) I would add an asterisk - which would be what I said before: 90-91% as a hard floor for safety. This would avoid getting into a gray...
Forum: Safety 02-21-2022, 06:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,389
Posted By mturnerb
Smoking primarily affects all this by the damage...

Smoking primarily affects all this by the damage to lungs which is complex but can be thought of most easily as increasing the difference between oxygen level in the alveolus (lung) and the blood: it...
Forum: Safety 02-21-2022, 01:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,389
Posted By mturnerb
Sort answer yes: "The lung response to acute...

Sort answer yes:

"The lung response to acute altitude exposure is mainly hyperventilation which, together with elevated heart rate, aims at achieving an adequate supply of oxygen to the tissues. At...
Forum: Safety 02-21-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,389
Posted By mturnerb
High performance military aircraft use...

High performance military aircraft use pressurized masks for high altitude/unpressurized flight which in effect provide "PEEP". I found the most interesting part of training on this method is that...
Forum: Safety 02-21-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,389
Posted By mturnerb
What no one has discussed specifically, but some...

What no one has discussed specifically, but some have touched on indirectly, is the relationship between oxygen saturation as measured by the pulse oximeter and the partial pressure of oxygen in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2022, 03:00 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 56,421
Posted By mturnerb
My thought was definitely under very controlled...

My thought was definitely under very controlled conditions with assistance, and more like supported relatively close to floor, crawling in to stand up - probably not a great idea overall.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-18-2022, 05:51 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 56,421
Posted By mturnerb
I wonder how hard it would be to support the...

I wonder how hard it would be to support the tailcone vertically and stand inside to do the work?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2022, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By mturnerb
Page 30 of this document (not sure if it covers...

Page 30 of this document (not sure if it covers your model) states accessory mounting ears may be removed.

I had to cut one off starter and grind it down smooth. ...
Forum: RV-14 02-14-2022, 10:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,247
Posted By mturnerb
My location was very similar to Alex. I drilled...

My location was very similar to Alex. I drilled a little hole for safety...
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2022, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,580
Posted By mturnerb
I ended up modifying the shape of the arm to get...

I ended up modifying the shape of the arm to get full clearance inside tank etc.

I think Vans may have modified the KAI more recently to account for issues with float...
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-25-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,001
Posted By mturnerb
Occasionally - more in March than in February -...

Occasionally - more in March than in February - between fronts there will be afternoon cumulus with bumpy air. Typically fronts come through every 3-4 days, best flying is typically 2nd day after...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-23-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,199
Posted By mturnerb
Complementary to other resources already noted...

Complementary to other resources already noted (especially Vic's books) you might find Mike Busch's work helpful to round out your knowledge:

https://resources.savvyaviation.com/
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