VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 62 of 500
Search took 0.33 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: bkervaski
Forum: Interiors Today, 08:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
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 Today, 07:48 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 56,212
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 Today, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
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 Today, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
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 Yesterday, 06:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
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: 7
Views: 522
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-06-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By bkervaski
AeroLeds Pulsar NS - Navigation Lights

SOLD and no longer available.
Forum: RV-14 07-30-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,442
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: 559
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: 1
Views: 410
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: 34,301
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: 34,301
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: 559
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: 2,123
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: 471
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: 9,251
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: 9,251
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: 470
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: 906
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-16-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 477
Posted By bkervaski
Took me all of 2 minutes to make one with the...

Took me all of 2 minutes to make one with the pattern and a block of wood with a band saw.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,217
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: 482
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: 482
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: 2,217
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: 2,217
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: 2,217
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: 2,217
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: 1,094
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: 511
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: 511
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: 511
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: 540
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: 1,094
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: 1,094
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: 1,094
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: 1,094
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: 8,281
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: 723
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: 723
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: 723
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: 590
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...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,683
Posted By bkervaski
Second flight went without any issues, although...

Second flight went without any issues, although very short due to the morning burn-off hanging around creating a solid layer, didn't want to risk loosing the field so I landed.

The few squawks I had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,331
Posted By bkervaski
Fantastic! Love the paint and good looking crew :)

Fantastic! Love the paint and good looking crew :)
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By bkervaski
Yep, you have to trim to fit. I took about 1/8...

Yep, you have to trim to fit. I took about 1/8 off and also removed some material from the center. Perfect fit!
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 993
Posted By bkervaski
I installed the flyboys internal rudder stop and...

I installed the flyboys internal rudder stop and recommend it. I could never fabricate the Vans part to my liking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,647
Posted By bkervaski
Beautiful airplane! Congrats!

Beautiful airplane! Congrats!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-28-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By bkervaski
I had a bad GMU-22, replacement calibrated easily...

I had a bad GMU-22, replacement calibrated easily first time.

Thanks, SteinAir, for getting me the replacement so fast! Top notch service as always.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,683
Posted By bkervaski
It's really hard to say on the hours, but it was...

It's really hard to say on the hours, but it was 14 months first rivet to first flight, best guess 20-25 hours per week on average, two people.

It helps to have that second person organizing,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,683
Posted By bkervaski
Perfect, no tendencies, better than expected. ...

Perfect, no tendencies, better than expected. The thunderbolt IO-390 is so smooth. Really happy with it.

Thanks everybody :) :) :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,683
Posted By bkervaski
RV-14A N196 First Flight!

First flight! Went great and uneventful, here's a video - https://vimeo.com/277339586

Thank you Vans, VAF, SteinAir, Vic Syracuse, Dan Horton, and most of all my co-builder Phoenix. What a...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,051
Posted By bkervaski
Since itís not structural perhaps just proseal...

Since itís not structural perhaps just proseal and no rivets?
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 653
Posted By bkervaski
Same, moved outboard.

Same, moved outboard.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks, Steve. I totally missed that, I bet it's...

Thanks, Steve.

I totally missed that, I bet it's wrong. I don't remember in what orientation I mounted it (if it was an option, just followed the Vans manual) :eek: I'll check first thing in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks, Walt. The ADAHRS is mounted on the back...

Thanks, Walt.

The ADAHRS is mounted on the back of the PFD, I selected "Tubes Forward, Connectors Down".

I didn't see a setting for GMU orientation, maybe that's it, but can't seem to find anything...
Forum: RV-14 06-24-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,051
Posted By bkervaski
Yep, same location @Reflex posted on mine.

Yep, same location @Reflex posted on mine.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By bkervaski
G3X Touch 6.0 Magnetometer Calibration - Failed

We tried 5 times today to calibrate the magnetometer in our G3X Touch (v6.0) with no luck:

Try 1: 98% (of minimum)
Try 2: 63%
Try 3: 67%
Try 4: 94%
Try 5: 67%

The magnetic interference test passes...
Forum: RV-14 06-23-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,051
Posted By bkervaski
It's common, I've seen it in more than a few...

It's common, I've seen it in more than a few RV's. Mine has some, not very noticeable but definitely there. The J-Stiffener is what caused mine, not perfectly straight, there is a slight twist in...
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,389
Posted By bkervaski
Too awesome! Congrats! :D :D :D

Too awesome! Congrats! :D :D :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,532
Posted By bkervaski
Great info! Confused on one point .. the...

Great info! Confused on one point .. the audio/usb cable that comes with the Garmin Virb 30 Ultra's aviation bundle does or doesn't provide power as well as cockpit audio?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,101
Posted By bkervaski
A zip-tie also works well to hold them together,...

A zip-tie also works well to hold them together, then just snip it off when you're done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 349
Posted By bkervaski
Garmin Pilot W+B

Is anyone using the Garmin Pilot W+B app? If so, how did you determine the numbers for the envelope?
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,056
Posted By bkervaski
RV-14 for "Tall People" issue

All,

There is an couple notable observations surfacing with the pedal control bar if you have it in the most forward position. The forward bar's master cylinder attach tab will hit the aft bar (or...
Showing results 1 to 62 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:57 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.