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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By bkervaski
The serial numbers are: 17060198 - 100...

The serial numbers are:

17060198 - 100 hour
17070032 - 100 hour
19051166 - 8 hour
Forum: RV-14 Today, 10:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,638
Posted By bkervaski
Successful test flight done! Dual P-Mag install...

Successful test flight done! Dual P-Mag install complete!

4500ft
66°
#1 - 347° / 1375°
#2 - 345° / 1330°
#3 - 333° / 1355°
#4 - 346° / 1410°
Oil 190°
160kts @ 23² (70% Power)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By bkervaski
100 Hour Slick Mags - $1000 for the set!

Two 100 hour slick magnetos, $1000 for the set or $550ea. Models 4370 and 4372 (with the impulse coupler). Note: Only the 4370 will include the embarrassingly expensive $300 drive gear. Look...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 04:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,638
Posted By bkervaski
Well, fired up and everything worked as expected!...

Well, fired up and everything worked as expected!

Things I noted:

* Much much much smoother idle
* Started easy, even the subsequent hot starts
* RPM drop at 1800RPM was more specific (can't think...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By bkervaski
You can just drill the pilot holes in the...

You can just drill the pilot holes in the bulkhead first, then use a light or LED. We did some this way with great results, often temporarily assembling parts with a string of LEDs taped inside.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 814
Posted By bkervaski
A bunch of wasted time, thats whats in the kit. ...

A bunch of wasted time, thats whats in the kit. Those magnets stink and are not accurate. We used a laser guide from your local Home Depot, Aviation isle.

Or Amazon:...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,377
Posted By bkervaski
Fake leather (ultraleather) holds up better,...

Fake leather (ultraleather) holds up better, easier to clean, and doesn't get as hot or develop those little wrinkles leather tends to. The only thing that it's missing is that genuine leather...
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,638
Posted By bkervaski
Okay, good to go on the install! Ready to fire it...

Okay, good to go on the install! Ready to fire it up.

Everything passed the "prop pull-through" test outlined in the instructions.

Got a bit hot today, test run in the...
Forum: RV-14 08-21-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By bkervaski
I drilled a couple tiny holes in the bracket for...

I drilled a couple tiny holes in the bracket for neatness.
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,638
Posted By bkervaski
Well, glad I didn't decide to fire it up today...

Well, glad I didn't decide to fire it up today ... appears I installed the drive gear cotter pins incorrectly.

The instructions say:

Make certain the cotter pin ends are secure and lay flat. The...
Forum: RV-14 08-20-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,638
Posted By bkervaski
Just making sure I got this right .. timing set...

Just making sure I got this right .. timing set to 20 degrees .. the tooth marked with a sharpy is TC .. between 2nd and 3rd tooth (each tooth is 2 degrees):

http://halie.com/scale/20/o5M.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-19-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,720
Posted By bkervaski
Which electronic ignition?

Which electronic ignition?
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,638
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks! :D

Thanks! :D
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 952
Posted By bkervaski
Mine, twice so far. Next time I'm drilling a...

Mine, twice so far. Next time I'm drilling a hole and putting it on the other side of the clamp with just the head of the screw above the clamp.
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,372
Posted By bkervaski
Yea, 5 trim tabs (of shame) here ... just part of...

Yea, 5 trim tabs (of shame) here ... just part of it ... :o :p
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,638
Posted By bkervaski
I did the manifold pressure plumbing this morning...

I did the manifold pressure plumbing this morning using the kit from Aircraft Specialty, they have it all figured out, no guessing. They send everything needed, even the small stuff, highly...
Forum: RV-14 08-19-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,638
Posted By bkervaski
You can! Pin #8 (I think .. from memory) is RPM2,...

You can! Pin #8 (I think .. from memory) is RPM2, if single engine it will show the highest of the two, i.e., if one fails you still get a reading.
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,372
Posted By bkervaski
They will go faster the second time around ......

They will go faster the second time around ... take a break then build on!
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,638
Posted By bkervaski
Almost there! P-Mag install going well. Alabama...

Almost there!

P-Mag install going well. Alabama heat on a sunny day in an aluminum hangar not so much, I've had to stop before 11a both days this weekend.

A couple questions:

1) I have noticed a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By bkervaski
Fun video! Thanks for sharing :)

Fun video! Thanks for sharing :)
Forum: RV-14 08-15-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By bkervaski
It's the white seal ... if you need more you can...

It's the white seal ... if you need more you can also get this at the Home Depot on the Aviation isle.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
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Views: 2,114
Posted By bkervaski
Magnetos both sides or electronic ignition?

Magnetos both sides or electronic ignition?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-14-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,673
Posted By bkervaski
Perfect! That answered my question. Big thanks :D

Perfect! That answered my question. Big thanks :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-14-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,673
Posted By bkervaski
Right, I got that. But when it's in ADAHRS...

Right, I got that. But when it's in ADAHRS "reversion" mode, what is it sending in lieu of magnetometer data to the G3X?

Thanks again for the responses, learning :o :confused:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-14-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,673
Posted By bkervaski
Sorry, I worded that kind of confusing. What air...

Sorry, I worded that kind of confusing.

What air data from the G5 when in ADAHRS "reversion" mode?

For example, if I don't have a GMU-11 for the G5, is it sending ADAHRS data just calculated from...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-14-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,673
Posted By bkervaski
If equipped with the GMU-11 magnetometer or with...

If equipped with the GMU-11 magnetometer or with GPS data?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By bkervaski
Truth :D :D :D

Truth :D :D :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By bkervaski
As with all things software development it will...

As with all things software development it will turn into a more than expected project for you taking away from your build time .. just a thought ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks! This is in on my list as a last resort,...

Thanks! This is in on my list as a last resort, I'm not sure what the wire will do the the underlying aluminum sheet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By bkervaski
Just tried that up to about 400 degrees .. must...

Just tried that up to about 400 degrees .. must have used high temp .. good idea though, thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 512
Posted By bkervaski
Removing RTV holding two aluminum sheets

Helping a local -9A builder .. We have a situation where a small 2x2 aluminum sheet is affixed to a larger aluminum sheet with RTV.

If anyone has concerns about affixing aluminum in this way I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By bkervaski
Holy cow you put a 390 in a 7? Nice ...

Holy cow you put a 390 in a 7? Nice ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 984
Posted By bkervaski
Mine burns through anything over 6qts pretty...

Mine burns through anything over 6qts pretty quick, 7qts is probably too much, try using 6qts as your max and you’ll likely stop seeing the waste.
Forum: RV-14 08-12-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,638
Posted By bkervaski
Ordered, no backing out now :D

Ordered, no backing out now :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,305
Posted By bkervaski
PMag Questions

I have two questions for PMag owners:

1) Do you check the generator at run-up every flight or is it just a periodic check? I'll have mine on breakers since it's a retro and I don't want to rework...
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,638
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks for the advice! What are you finding with...

Thanks for the advice!

What are you finding with the temps?
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,886
Posted By bkervaski
Heck yea! Let's do it. (Phoenix is still...

Heck yea! Let's do it.

(Phoenix is still fighting for the passenger seat .. that's where I keep the Lindy :D)
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,886
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome :D :D :D

Awesome :D :D :D
Forum: RV-14 08-11-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,638
Posted By bkervaski
Dual PMag Install

Ordering my dual Pmags tomorrow ... anyone have install notes, gotchas, or advice for installation on a 14 with an IO-390?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By bkervaski
I did something similar and it was so close it...

I did something similar and it was so close it wasn't worth messing with the shims. 100+ hours and tires look great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,619
Posted By bkervaski
The problem I think is that 51% rule ...

The problem I think is that 51% rule ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,958
Posted By bkervaski
We had it delivered to the Hotel on Tuesday, REI...

We had it delivered to the Hotel on Tuesday, REI covered the new tent and the next day shipping (no complaints).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,958
Posted By bkervaski
Show off :p Where's your sense of adventure? It...

Show off :p Where's your sense of adventure? It was fun having to haul our gear to an insanely over priced hotel at 12:30 in the morning soaking wet :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,958
Posted By bkervaski
Ours is in the dumpster at Oshkosh :o went down...

Ours is in the dumpster at Oshkosh :o went down immediately Friday night from that storm :( broke the poles but did manage to stay staked down :p

Replaced with the REI Basecamp tent, much more...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,958
Posted By bkervaski
Low profile! :D Stay away from the stand up tents...

Low profile! :D Stay away from the stand up tents or at least the ones shaped like a big box :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,257
Posted By bkervaski
This one? (Airgizmos)...

This one? (Airgizmos)

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/airgizmouniversalgustlock.php

No "rope" but a strap :confused:
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-07-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By bkervaski
Still available, reasonable offer will take it.

Still available, reasonable offer will take it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,193
Posted By bkervaski
Ouch! :p :D For the record (for those viewing)...

Ouch! :p :D

For the record (for those viewing) we were 172kts at 75% power with 100 pounds of baggage and 400 pounds of people with 50 gallons of fuel burning 9.1-9.8gph .. Dan has a very fast 8,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-06-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,193
Posted By bkervaski
Effortless flights .. wonderful airplane .. can't...

Effortless flights .. wonderful airplane .. can't imagine what else I would need except maybe a restroom in the back :D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-06-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By bkervaski
It is, email sent.

It is, email sent.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-06-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 328
Posted By bkervaski
New! Vans RV-14 Light Weight Canopy Cover (witout bag)

New! Vans RV-14 Light Weight Canopy Cover (without the bag). Perfect condition. We have two of them somehow.

$175 obo
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,193
Posted By bkervaski
He was too close for comfort. Still blown away...

He was too close for comfort. Still blown away that he didn't see you since we both were directly line of sight in his flight path. Insane. He went between us maybe 100 foot high in a climb. I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,193
Posted By bkervaski
Oshkosh -- Lessons learned!

This was our first Airventure and although we got off to a rough start it was a blast and we can't wait for next year!

1. Follow your gut -- not your neighbor

More than a few folks gave me the very...
Forum: RV-14 08-05-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By bkervaski
It looks fine to me. If you were stateside I...

It looks fine to me.

If you were stateside I would say if you have concerns replace it on the cheap but being in Australia I imagine it would take some time to get the part and the shipping cost not...
Forum: RV-14 08-03-2019, 05:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 594
Posted By bkervaski
I agree with mturnerb and Nova RV, looks normal...

I agree with mturnerb and Nova RV, looks normal and the seal will take care of the gap and the outer skins extend down a bit .. build on!

Can we get a pic from 90 degrees both sides?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-02-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By bkervaski
FS: Slick 4372 (80 Hours TT)

I have a slick 4372 with 80 hours total time for sale, $750 obo. Like new condition.
Forum: Primers 08-01-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,382
Posted By bkervaski
We used the 3M Accuspray system with SEM epoxy...

We used the 3M Accuspray system with SEM epoxy primer with good results.

We even setup one batch with a sealer in battleship gray for the cockpit, it's really robust and when you do ding it no...
Forum: RV-14 07-31-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 394
Posted By bkervaski
Just follow the scribe lines for your initial...

Just follow the scribe lines for your initial trimming .. you may need to trim a bit more for fit. Most of the fiberglass lines in the kit are a starting point to final fit.
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,916
Posted By bkervaski
Looking back at my build videos it's apparent I'm...

Looking back at my build videos it's apparent I'm going at the area with some scotchbrite so I likely did take off some of the material for fit.

If you go that route just take of a little at a time,...
Forum: RV-14 07-29-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,916
Posted By bkervaski
All I did was sand the powder coating back...

All I did was sand the powder coating back further down the part until it fit. It needs to be a tight fit. I wouldn't remove any material beyond the powder coating. Definitely don't widen the bolt...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,471
Posted By bkervaski
So, if I understand correctly, without the...

So, if I understand correctly, without the manifold pressure tie-in you wouldn't get the starting benefits with the Lycoming part, you would have to use the Surefly part.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-27-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,471
Posted By bkervaski
Doesn't it also need a manifold pressure line?

Doesn't it also need a manifold pressure line?
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