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Forum: RV-14 09-14-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
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: 2,232
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: 1,447
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: 703
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: 35
Views: 35,627
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: 534
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: 763
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: 1,165
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: 1,198
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: 1,607
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: 68
Views: 5,014
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: 3,668
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: 3,668
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: 1,699
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: 3,668
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: 487
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: 1,432
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: 3,668
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: 3,668
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: 814
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: 1,575
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: 3
Views: 449
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: 345
Views: 73,435
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: 789
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: 345
Views: 73,435
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: 1,166
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: 789
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: 789
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: 1,293
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: 1,686
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: 660
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: 1,125
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: 36,286
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: 36,286
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: 660
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: 2,336
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: 709
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: 9,660
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: 9,660
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: 597
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: 1,090
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: 2,357
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: 551
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: 551
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: 2,357
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: 2,357
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: 2,357
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: 2,357
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: 1,297
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...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-13-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By bkervaski
Yep! Just didn't have it configured correctly. ...

Yep! Just didn't have it configured correctly. Easy fix.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks guys. I got an email from Garmin with the...

Thanks guys. I got an email from Garmin with the answer, here is what you need:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5psjlxtcrqhwyj4/G3X%20Touch%20with%20GTN%20and%20GTX%2045R%20Configuration.pdf?dl=0

I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By bkervaski
G3X Touch + GTN 625 - No Traffic on 625

I have a G3X Touch with a GTN-625, my ADS-B antenna is plugged into the GTX-345R transponder, which sends weather and traffic via CAN-BUS to the G3X Touch (and I assumed other devices).

Shouldn't I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By bkervaski
I love it! Dual G3X Touch w/GTN-625, dual remote...

I love it!

Dual G3X Touch w/GTN-625, dual remote comms, GAD-27, GTX-345R.

RV-14A, IO-390.

Love the integration, powerful.

What do I love most? The fantastic support I get from SteinAir and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By bkervaski
Update: Removed prop, a few tiny "hair" like...

Update: Removed prop, a few tiny "hair" like pieces of aluminum collected in/on/around the prop seal. Most about 1/8 long, one about 2 inches long.

I'm wondering if this material was there before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By bkervaski
I just ordered two from Aircraft Spruce -...

I just ordered two from Aircraft Spruce - https://m.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/hartzellpropeller.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By bkervaski
It's collecting inside the flywheel. Okay, I'll...

It's collecting inside the flywheel.

Okay, I'll take the prop off and see if the seal was damage, sounds like in any case it has to come off.

Thanks all, please keep the advice coming :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By bkervaski
CS Prop Seal Oil Leak?

I think I have the (in)famous CS Prop Seal Oil Leak issue.

As I understand it (please correct me if I'm wrong) a new prop will leak oil until the seal "seats".

My question is, how long does that...
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,460
Posted By bkervaski
I feel your pain ... wear glasses ... seriously...

I feel your pain ... wear glasses ... seriously ... that solved my microfit molex crimping issues.

There are 3 sets of "dog ears" or "tabs" on the pins. The two wire-facing tabs are for the wire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By bkervaski
Problem solved, thanks guys!

Problem solved, thanks guys!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By bkervaski
As my memory reconstructs the specific details of...

As my memory reconstructs the specific details of the flight I edited the post a couple times. To be frank, I didn't notice any issues on climb and the specific numbers at specific points may not be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By bkervaski
3rd Flight - Low Manifold Pressure

Happy Independence Day!

3rd Flight Today!

Everything seemed to be running smooth, reduced throttle and prop to ease up to 3500, had a good climb rate, other planes in the pattern, engine sounded...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 753
Posted By bkervaski
Tire Pressure - Tubless Michelin Aviators

Looking for general guidance on maintaining tire pressure on the tubeless Beringer supplied Michelin Aviator tires.

The max pressure is 88psi.

I currently have about 35psi, but after some...
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