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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,998
Posted By bkervaski
I knew a guy that was practicing an IFR approach...

I knew a guy that was practicing an IFR approach to a favorite nearby airport, noting the very beautiful newly paved runway. When he landed and rolled out he came to a stop about 50 yards from the...
Forum: RV-14 04-02-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,185
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome! :D :D :D

Awesome! :D :D :D
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
Posted By bkervaski
Ahh. Makes sense. Thanks for the explanation!

Ahh. Makes sense. Thanks for the explanation!
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
Posted By bkervaski
I wasn't suggesting to skip it, but rather, how...

I wasn't suggesting to skip it, but rather, how would one know?

The topic does seem to be lightly controversial in that Vans doesn't think it's that important.

The RV-14 manual doesn't have any...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
Posted By bkervaski
Hmm .. thinking it through .. the pressure is not...

Hmm .. thinking it through .. the pressure is not always equal (turns, etc) so what is the importance of balancing the elevator? (assuming there is no gross out of balance situation)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-01-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 781
Posted By bkervaski
You can get a 3.5oz for $17, it should be...

You can get a 3.5oz for $17, it should be enough:

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1585747099-12-450&browse=misc&product=proseal
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By bkervaski
That's awesome.

That's awesome.
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2020, 06:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,272
Posted By bkervaski
I just made sure the counter balance weights were...

I just made sure the counter balance weights were the same, flies straight as an arrow, the trim tab didn't seem to matter much, maybe I got lucky :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2020, 03:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,879
Posted By bkervaski
You just touch the transponder button on the...

You just touch the transponder button on the display and enter the code, easy.



Not required, head units are just a preference. The remote units work great and the controls are all on the G3X...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,710
Posted By bkervaski
Prayers++ :(

Prayers++ :(
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By bkervaski
I have, are you using the rpm reading from both...

I have, are you using the rpm reading from both pmags or just one?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-26-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By bkervaski
Vertical Social Distancing :D Love the video!

Vertical Social Distancing :D Love the video!
Forum: RV-14 03-24-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 602
Posted By bkervaski
The canopy fitment will also change slightly with...

The canopy fitment will also change slightly with fluctuating temperatures. Some days it could be harder to close than others, depending on how tight it was to begin with.

Also, the foam pads you...
Forum: Interiors 03-23-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By bkervaski
Here is Guy's email -...

Here is Guy's email - pioneeraircraft@bendbroadband.com
Forum: Interiors 03-23-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By bkervaski
I have these and they are great. The site was up...

I have these and they are great. The site was up a few months ago.

He does them as a hobby and him and his wife travel a lot.
Forum: RV-14 03-23-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By bkervaski
Pics didn't post ...

Pics didn't post ...
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,269
Posted By bkervaski
Nice! Pics please! Videos! A lot of progress on...

Nice! Pics please! Videos!

A lot of progress on projects gonna happen over the next few months with so many "working from home" :D
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,731
Posted By bkervaski
Love it. Really worth it, makes oil changes a...

Love it. Really worth it, makes oil changes a breeze.

Be sure to put it on front left port on the IO-390 (don't try to install it on the back). Assuming you're FF is by the book, it will clear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By bkervaski
I thought it was just me ... the fltplan.com...

I thought it was just me ... the fltplan.com integration seems to just make everything harder to do ... not very helpful and really buggy :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-09-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,111
Posted By bkervaski
Pretty much everybody uses Koger Sunshades ......

Pretty much everybody uses Koger Sunshades ... nice quality and easy to install - https://kogersunshades.com

:)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-08-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,301
Posted By bkervaski
From your max RPM setting I believe ..

From your max RPM setting I believe ..
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By bkervaski
Certainly possible but consuming that area will...

Certainly possible but consuming that area will take a significant amount of cabin space away from you and your passenger .. I would try to get it all on the panel .. it doesn't seem like it from...
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By bkervaski
Welcome! You're going to have a blast :) Keep us...

Welcome! You're going to have a blast :) Keep us posted on your progress!!!
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
Posted By bkervaski
Yaw damper?

Yaw damper?
Forum: Painting your RV 03-05-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,178
Posted By bkervaski
Just a tip once you get it removed, re-apply it...

Just a tip once you get it removed, re-apply it on the underside of the wing overhang instead of on the flap, keeps the sun off of it, should last a lot longer that way. Not my idea, Jonathan @...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 586
Posted By bkervaski
It's not critical, but it needs to be as close as...

It's not critical, but it needs to be as close as possible for clearance purposes to the vertical stab.

Definitely avoid any creasing, the skin should come straight off the spar and start rolling...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-04-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 630
Posted By bkervaski
EarthX, done!

EarthX, done!
Forum: RV-14 03-03-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,046
Posted By bkervaski
One of the biggest complaints about the piano...

One of the biggest complaints about the piano hinge is how hard is is to initially take the cowl on and off.

If you follow the instructions, and use boelube, after a dozen or so times removing and...
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By bkervaski
I want to remove my stall warning switch. All...

I want to remove my stall warning switch. All the tab does is snag everything and everybody that gets near it.

The AoA does really well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,832
Posted By bkervaski
There was no shortage of charging stations in the...

There was no shortage of charging stations in the homebuilder's pavilion ... we're leaving our portable battery pack at home this year :)

Also, bring earplugs (for the guys who do decide to bring...
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,299
Posted By bkervaski
Congratulations! That's awesome, what a great...

Congratulations! That's awesome, what a great feeling :D :D :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By bkervaski
This is where mine is and only one side, minor.

This is where mine is and only one side, minor.
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-26-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,237
Posted By bkervaski
Whoa! That's huge .. what time?

Whoa! That's huge .. what time?
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By bkervaski
Yaw Damper != Trim Yep, controlled by the...

Yaw Damper != Trim



Yep, controlled by the autopilot, the yaw damper does just what it says .. takes the bite out of sudden yaw movements .. the overall effect is a calmer airplane when you're...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By bkervaski
:D Yup I have one spot on the side of my emp...

:D Yup

I have one spot on the side of my emp when the temp fluctuates, like when I first pull it out in the sun, you'll hear a slight "boink" when the skin "oil cans" ... nobody would ever know...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By bkervaski
The yaw damper definitely helps in turbulence .....

The yaw damper definitely helps in turbulence .. calms things right down .. quite nice!

I would definitely install all the bracket kits, and then choose later what servos to install.

If you're...
Forum: Southeast 02-25-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By bkervaski
KEET (NW of Montgomery) has a very active EAA and...

KEET (NW of Montgomery) has a very active EAA and RV community ... great GA airport! Let me know when you get here :)
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-25-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,237
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks!!! I thought this weekend was free and...

Thanks!!!

I thought this weekend was free and clear of spring breakers .. that's why we picked it .. :confused:
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-25-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,459
Posted By bkervaski
Maybe I'm missing something obvious but the...

Maybe I'm missing something obvious but the simple ETE planning seems to be missing. It was accurate enough to get a quick idea what your flight time would be.

Mine just keeps telling me I need...
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-25-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,237
Posted By bkervaski
Great feedback, thanks all! Keep it coming :) :)...

Great feedback, thanks all! Keep it coming :) :) :)
Forum: Florida (Central) 02-24-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,237
Posted By bkervaski
Disney Trip - KISM?

We're thinking about flying down to Disney from central Alabama (KEET) this weekend ... any pireps on KISM or overall general recommendations for flyiing into the area?

Thanks :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-24-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 108,925
Posted By bkervaski
Third'ed :)

Third'ed :)
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 02-20-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,750
Posted By bkervaski
Lisa sounds wonderful, so sorry and very saddened...

Lisa sounds wonderful, so sorry and very saddened by your loss :( :( :(
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-16-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By bkervaski
Don't a lot of 8's have IO-390s?

Don't a lot of 8's have IO-390s?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2020, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By bkervaski
Just about every RV I've seen has some small oil...

Just about every RV I've seen has some small oil canning here and there ... If it's minor like you've said, I wouldn't put too much effort into trying to redo/fix it ... just build on :)
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-16-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,337
Posted By bkervaski
This ^^^ check the torque on that hard to reach...

This ^^^ check the torque on that hard to reach nut .. it was the cause of the same issue for me :D
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 93,062
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome!!! Congrats, what a great feeling :D

Awesome!!! Congrats, what a great feeling :D
Forum: Texas (North) 02-13-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By bkervaski
Call them back and ask them "why" it hasn't...

Call them back and ask them "why" it hasn't shipped yet, there has to be a reason, probably back ordered or perhaps it fell between two desks but somebody knows ...
Forum: Texas (North) 02-13-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 883
Posted By bkervaski
Not normal, Vans ships the same day usually...

Not normal, Vans ships the same day usually (unless something has changed recently).

When you asked them why your order was taking so long what did they say?
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,140
Posted By bkervaski
Also, I did very little flying in that time. ...

Also, I did very little flying in that time. Whenever I wanted to go fly (or do anything else for that matter), I guilted myself to go build instead.
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,140
Posted By bkervaski
I tried to find this on vansaircraft.com and...

I tried to find this on vansaircraft.com and couldn't .. if I had to guess, these numbers are based on a QB wings and fuselage ..

Edit: Found it - https://www.vansaircraft.com/time-to-build

Yea, I...
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,140
Posted By bkervaski
Do you already have the fuselage kit? If not,...

Do you already have the fuselage kit? If not, consider purchasing the QB fuselage ...

Only being able to work on it on average 6 hours per week (on a slow build) is going to turn it into a 6+ year...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,664
Posted By bkervaski
RVs seem to hold their value well enough, unlike...

RVs seem to hold their value well enough, unlike cars. Although you won't get any of your time back, it's likely you would come out okay if you decide to sell your airplane, so think "investment" :D
Forum: RV-14 02-13-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,140
Posted By bkervaski
For the QB it took us 14 months from first rivet...

For the QB it took us 14 months from first rivet to first flight. We worked about 20 hours on average per week, so about 1200 hours. However, I said "we" because I had help 90% of the time (Thanks,...
Forum: Safety 02-12-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,167
Posted By bkervaski
Whoa! Glad you're safe .. great job handling the...

Whoa! Glad you're safe .. great job handling the situation!
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By bkervaski
Also possible those parts are back ordered, you...

Also possible those parts are back ordered, you can check the inventory sheet.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,664
Posted By bkervaski
The Pilot! :D Did I win something for being...

The Pilot! :D

Did I win something for being first?
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,061
Posted By bkervaski
Steve, Your part works very well, although I did...

Steve,

Your part works very well, although I did have to adjust the chamfer on mine and took some material off the top. After the emotional trauma :o of having to rework and paint that front skin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,664
Posted By bkervaski
9, 10, 14 Mostly going to depend on your budget...

9, 10, 14

Mostly going to depend on your budget and if you're a big dude, in which case a 14 or 10 is in your future. Not wanting to shell out $37K for a new engine puts you squarely in the...
Forum: RV-14 02-09-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,061
Posted By bkervaski
The canopy moves up and forward simultaneously.....

The canopy moves up and forward simultaneously.. post a pic of your top seal.. I can tell by that if youíll have the same issue ..
Forum: RV-14 02-06-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By bkervaski
What MED said++ Also, the Classic Aero system...

What MED said++

Also, the Classic Aero system adds a bellcrank and additional linkage that makes the mechanism feel smooth and high quality .. it's a lot better than stock .. which feels flimsy and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,648
Posted By bkervaski
The mystery continues ... Brakes are like new....

The mystery continues ...



Brakes are like new. No residue.



Agreed, but the pedals have the same travel now as before, no issues braking.
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