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Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 03:56 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 51,830
Posted By bkervaski
PINK SLIP!!! Awesome :) Now the fun really...

PINK SLIP!!! Awesome :) Now the fun really begins!!!
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,404
Posted By bkervaski
Is it just bellowing towards the end as pictured?...

Is it just bellowing towards the end as pictured? If so, you can probably bond that rib back into place without much fuss .. just squeeze some pro-seal in there and use a clamp to keep it together ..
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 51,830
Posted By bkervaski
That's exactly how it happens! Your build looks...

That's exactly how it happens! Your build looks awesome, strong work!
Forum: RV-14 10-15-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,404
Posted By bkervaski
Not on the 14 .. the depicted installation...

Not on the 14 .. the depicted installation direction is correct.

Had a long discussion with the mothership about this during my factory tour. The prototype 14 had an undesirable mushy stick feel...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-15-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,073
Posted By bkervaski
Painting my interior was a first for me too, I...

Painting my interior was a first for me too, I think I got great results, here's what I learned:

A good DTM (direct to metal) epoxy primer like SEM or similar. You can even set it up as a sealer...
Forum: RV-14 10-09-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 796
Posted By bkervaski
So far so good on my QB 14 tanks .. no leaks .....

So far so good on my QB 14 tanks .. no leaks .. (knocking on wood)
Forum: Steam Gauges 10-05-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,094
Posted By bkervaski
Did you try asking Vans?

Did you try asking Vans?
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By bkervaski
Yep, you can do that. It's not that big of a...

Yep, you can do that. It's not that big of a deal to weigh down the tail and pull the weight off the front after the fact. Either way, but pre-installing will save you some time.
Forum: RV-14 10-01-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By bkervaski
Those wings go right on! I expected a weekend...

Those wings go right on! I expected a weekend worth of work/fitting/cursing but it took two people one hour to install both wings.
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 580
Posted By bkervaski
Vans told me, when I asked the same question,...

Vans told me, when I asked the same question, that they pulled the QB specific plans because they want builders to check everything on the QB from the full plans.
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-28-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By bkervaski
This may be a good place to start ... my guess...

This may be a good place to start ... my guess (without any research or knowledge of your setup) is that swapping battery types is throwing off your calibrations .. Lithium (especially LiFE) are...
Forum: Engine Monitors 09-28-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By bkervaski
Any electrical system upgrades since calibration?...

Any electrical system upgrades since calibration? i.e., EarthX battery, etc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,201
Posted By bkervaski
Agreed++ Very easy to install.

Agreed++

Very easy to install.
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,112
Posted By bkervaski
Nope, but make 100% sure the QB guys torqued all...

Nope, but make 100% sure the QB guys torqued all the bolts to spec.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-13-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,329
Posted By bkervaski
:p :D I've had some fantastic experiences with...

:p :D

I've had some fantastic experiences with TCs including DanH right here at the top of my list.

I did have to run one guy off so watch out for boneheads.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,613
Posted By bkervaski
Most of us install in the Vans' specified...

Most of us install in the Vans' specified location without any problems.

I had a bad GMU11 and that caused some grief, I couldn't get it to calibrate. Once I got a replacement, it calibrated easily...
Forum: RV-14 09-11-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By bkervaski
+2 to hand deburring tool ... once I got some...

+2 to hand deburring tool ... once I got some practice I found myself going for this tool vs the drill and cage as it was more convenient, especially on fiberglass.
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 38,423
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome! Congrats! More pics please :)

Awesome! Congrats! More pics please :)
Forum: RV-14 09-10-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By bkervaski
I did mine exactly like E's example.

I did mine exactly like E's example.
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By bkervaski
Same here, Partain subs a great shipping company...

Same here, Partain subs a great shipping company that specializes in kit cars. The driver was awesome. Worth the $$$.
Forum: RV-10 09-05-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By bkervaski
LOL my co-builder and fiance also requested that...

LOL my co-builder and fiance also requested that if there is a next project it be a 10 for the exact same reasons. Nice, I see where this trend is going, a little bait and switch by Vans: Oh, come...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,468
Posted By bkervaski
They are Michelin Aviators. This is my first RV...

They are Michelin Aviators.

This is my first RV but I love the low maintenance wheels and fantastic brakes the upgrade kit offers ... My 14 stops on a dime and the brakes are progressive feeling,...
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,838
Posted By bkervaski
I have the rvbits fairings .. ended up not using...

I have the rvbits fairings .. ended up not using them .. also it takes about 3 months to get them.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,584
Posted By bkervaski
I don't think the FAA or anyone else is going to...

I don't think the FAA or anyone else is going to ground the entire GA fleet until everybody upgrades to a new fuel system. I'm sure there will be a transition period where new airplanes will be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,060
Posted By bkervaski
I may take you up on that :D

I may take you up on that :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,060
Posted By bkervaski
Beautiful 10! They were hard at work on it when I...

Beautiful 10! They were hard at work on it when I got there.
Forum: ADS-B 08-24-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,116
Posted By bkervaski
It's a UFO, I'm calling it ...

It's a UFO, I'm calling it ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,060
Posted By bkervaski
I PM'd both of you guys but it will vary greatly...

I PM'd both of you guys but it will vary greatly based on what you want and what you want to spend, there are $5K paint jobs and $20K paint jobs.

Your best bet for budgeting purposes is to call...
Forum: RV-14 08-24-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By bkervaski
Also used the Beringer wheels and Michelin tires...

Also used the Beringer wheels and Michelin tires ... my overall holes were a good bit larger than the instructions required .. I trimmed to the correct gaps, however, I didn't measure the final...
Forum: RV-14 08-23-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,820
Posted By bkervaski
14's everywhere! Love it!

14's everywhere! Love it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,060
Posted By bkervaski
Evoke Aviation (Gadsden, Alabama) Jonathan @...

Evoke Aviation (Gadsden, Alabama)



Jonathan @ PlaneSchemers is wrapping up my design ... I'll post it when I get the final :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,060
Posted By bkervaski
Sad day ...

Just dropped my 14 off for paint ... no plane for 6 weeks :(

http://halie.com/scale/20/ots.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By bkervaski
That's a good Dad right there! :D

That's a good Dad right there! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,743
Posted By bkervaski
14 owner but I would pull the inspection panels...

14 owner but I would pull the inspection panels and check everything .. probably nothing but could be something working its way loose. There's nothing really all that complicated in the linkage...
Forum: RV-14 08-18-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By bkervaski
See if it's the powder coat that's causing your...

See if it's the powder coat that's causing your grief, I had to remove about 1/16th or so of the powder coat to get a proper fit.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,835
Posted By bkervaski
Wait, what? Now just one minute sir .. that's...

Wait, what? Now just one minute sir .. that's crazy talk :eek:
Forum: Interiors 08-14-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By bkervaski
Their full kit includes some custom parts the...

Their full kit includes some custom parts the delete the stock center channel cover and ads a nice raised fuel valve and usb port trim (black aluminum finish).

The full carpet covers every inch of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,835
Posted By bkervaski
I would like to see the next model be an updated...

I would like to see the next model be an updated (version 2?) 10 or 14 with the fiberglass parts pre-finished and some of the more monotonous tasks pre-done.

As I see it, there are probably two...
Forum: RV-14 08-14-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,223
Posted By bkervaski
Once you get the wings on it will look normal, I...

Once you get the wings on it will look normal, I had the same concern.



You will remove the pants and put them back on no less than 1 BILLION times during the fitting process, will be a lot easier...
Forum: Interiors 08-14-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By bkervaski
I also purchased the full carpet kit with the...

I also purchased the full carpet kit with the console accessories. The finish and quality are perfect but what really stood out to me was the fit .. everything just dropped right into place, nothing...
Forum: Interiors 08-13-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 874
Posted By bkervaski
Absolutely some of the best money spent on my 14,...

Absolutely some of the best money spent on my 14, buy with confidence!
Forum: RV-14 08-08-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,460
Posted By bkervaski
The horizontal stab will not fit out of a...

The horizontal stab will not fit out of a standard garage door, however, you can leave it off until final assembly.

A two-person garage is best, but plenty are and have built in a much smaller...
Forum: RV-14 07-30-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,787
Posted By bkervaski
Beautiful! Congratulations, now the fun part...

Beautiful! Congratulations, now the fun part starts :)
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By bkervaski
It feels a lot faster :D Seriously, I didn't...

It feels a lot faster :D

Seriously, I didn't closely compare. I am, however, working on a wheel pant induced trim issue right now.



I just maintained the power at 25/25 for the first 5 hours,...
Forum: RV-14 07-23-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,255
Posted By bkervaski
Wheel Pants and Drag/Trim

I have some pull to the left after I installed my wheel pants (ball not centered, divided on right line).

I read where it could just be the nose wheel being pushed off center by prop wash.

Can I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,273
Posted By bkervaski
Are you watching online? Link?

Are you watching online? Link?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 37,273
Posted By bkervaski
Just heard: "Low fuel guy land now land now land...

Just heard:

"Low fuel guy land now land now land now watch out for those P51 mustangs ... P51's turn south, turn south, turn south now now!"

Yikes! Don't be the "low fuel guy".
Forum: RV-14 07-23-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By bkervaski
Flight #12 and wheel pans on!

http://halie.com/scale/15/otG.jpg

[ed. Bill, I can't see pictures from Halie.com - have yet to see your flying plane. Multiple computers. iOS or Windows. Just FYI. v/r,dr]
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,459
Posted By bkervaski
By the time this thread is done you won't even...

By the time this thread is done you won't even have room for a passenger :D

I think the mission would determine what to bring because no matter what you have on board, it's the part you don't that's...
Forum: My RV Build Project 07-19-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome! Congrats! (more pics please)

Awesome! Congrats! (more pics please)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-18-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,918
Posted By bkervaski
Far from, itís a moving target.

Far from, itís a moving target.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-18-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,918
Posted By bkervaski
No promises and there is no support and no...

No promises and there is no support and no security. Like I've said, it's is my and a few buddies personal forum image hosting site.

You are free to use it and you'll get what you pay for -- or...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-17-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By bkervaski
@olyolson I've been hunting for a cable that will...

@olyolson I've been hunting for a cable that will provide usb power and audio, where did you get yours?
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,175
Posted By bkervaski
I couldnít get them to my liking either so I...

I couldnít get them to my liking either so I switched to the flyboys internal stop.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,410
Posted By bkervaski
No issues with the site, works great for me,...

No issues with the site, works great for me, that's who I built it for. Anybody else can use it if they want, or not.

However, it is geo-fenced and there are plenty of networks blocked due to...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks :) Also, a magnetic V Block really makes...

Thanks :)

Also, a magnetic V Block really makes drilling those steel tubes easy:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XCWW6R4
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By bkervaski
They should definitely fit inside, sounds like...

They should definitely fit inside, sounds like you got the wrong size.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,410
Posted By bkervaski
Will do! I'm ready to cut the cord, so to speak,...

Will do! I'm ready to cut the cord, so to speak, from KEET. The weather hasn't been cooperating last few days.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,410
Posted By bkervaski
Some regions and internet providers won't have...

Some regions and internet providers won't have access.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,410
Posted By bkervaski
Paint. I'm going to polish the aluminum spinner...

Paint. I'm going to polish the aluminum spinner but beyond that I'm not dedicated enough to keep up a polished aircraft, although I think they look awesome.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,410
Posted By bkervaski
Aluminum is beautiful!

I thought this was a great pic so I'm just going to leave it right here ...

http://halie.com/scale/25/obE.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,348
Posted By bkervaski
Well, chased this one around a bit. This issue...

Well, chased this one around a bit.

This issue was the prop governor gasket leaking .. the bolts weren't torqued to spec.

A small amount of oil apparently goes a long way when it's leaking. It...
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