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Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-17-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By bkervaski
I've often wondered after a conversation with...

I've often wondered after a conversation with another builder .. the highest and potentially most damaging temps happens after you land and shutdown the engine .. wouldn't simply opening the oil door...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,039
Posted By bkervaski
While there are a lot of final drilled parts on...

While there are a lot of final drilled parts on the -14 there is still considerable match drilling and deburring to be done and in the grand scheme of things it doesn't add a lot of time to the...
Forum: RV-10 04-14-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 512
Posted By bkervaski
The driver that delivered mine was more than...

The driver that delivered mine was more than helpful, careful, and not in a hurry. He had a hoist that he used to lower the parts. The fuselage was moved using a flat cart and we just carried the...
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By bkervaski
Totally worth it, beautiful spinner, great...

Totally worth it, beautiful spinner, great quality.
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By bkervaski
It's a good "guide" but be sure to follow the...

It's a good "guide" but be sure to follow the written instructions, it seemed to me that the video is a mash up of two different spinner installs and that in the second half some of the measurements...
Forum: RV-14 04-12-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 312
Posted By bkervaski
@JHartline Do you have any pics of your build...

@JHartline Do you have any pics of your build from this area? They should be painless and slide in and out with no problems. While easy, it does seem to take two people to install the canopy but I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By bkervaski
To late, he asked permission, Brantel said "No"...

To late, he asked permission, Brantel said "No" and now it's forever in the ether ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 518
Posted By bkervaski
Thank You Vans!

Thank you Vans for saving my timeline week after week!

http://halie.com/scale/50/ou1.jpg
Forum: Propellers 04-03-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By bkervaski
Yep, agreed, mine is nice! Worth the wait.

Yep, agreed, mine is nice! Worth the wait.
Forum: Propellers 04-03-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 846
Posted By bkervaski
He's fairly slow to respond.

He's fairly slow to respond.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By bkervaski
I got mine drilled using a pilot hole instead of...

I got mine drilled using a pilot hole instead of a punch .. but keep the suggestions coming this is all great stuff!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By bkervaski
I got them done by carefully drilling a tiny...

I got them done by carefully drilling a tiny pilot hole with a hand drill and then using the drill press to finish. The fully drilled through pilot hole was enough to keep everything on track.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By bkervaski
Yep, I tried the short bits too. These rods...

Yep, I tried the short bits too.



These rods are steel .. but I don't mind tearing a couple bits up if I can get them drilled properly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,194
Posted By bkervaski
Drilling pushrod woes ..

I'm down to installing pushrods into my wings and then I get to close them up, take them to the hangar, and final assembly!

This weekend, drilling pushrods and subsequently getting a rivet in them...
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,133
Posted By bkervaski
Great points. I installed mine after much...

Great points. I installed mine after much internal debate but now am too wondering what would happen due to the wire connections.
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By bkervaski
Third bend seems to do the trick! 1/16 top and...

Third bend seems to do the trick! 1/16 top and bottom, full range on the meter! :D
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By bkervaski
Well, got it done. One of them is still tapping...

Well, got it done.

One of them is still tapping the skin if I pull on my testing string, it has about a 1/32nd clearance at rest.

Is that 1/16th top and bottom clearance critical? I'm not really...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By bkervaski
QB Wings, Fuel Sender Fitment

Any tips on fitting the fuel senders on the QB wings? I thought it would be as easy as bending the rods appropriately and plugging them in but you have to tweak to fit, problem is, can't see anything...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By bkervaski
If you are using the artex 345 it's completely...

If you are using the artex 345 it's completely different, fyi.
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-29-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By bkervaski
16awg .. couldn't edit the title ..

16awg .. couldn't edit the title ..
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-28-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By bkervaski
2 x 14awg's to 14awg

Hooking up my Garmin regulated heated pitot today .. I need to get 2 14awg wires connected to a single 14awg. The heater has two inputs. It has to be a connector as it needs to be easily removable....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,295
Posted By bkervaski
Yep, builders insurance through AIG via...

Yep, builders insurance through AIG via Gallagher, great folks to work with.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 356
Posted By bkervaski
Vans Wins 2018 AOPA ASI GA Safety Award

Vans Wins 2018 AOPA ASI GA Safety Award:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GxCFB65fo0

Good job!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,393
Posted By bkervaski
Perhaps a 10 or 14? Sell her on size and...

Perhaps a 10 or 14? Sell her on size and comfort.

I think safety is more decision making than aircraft, even when you have failures. In that regard, the safest aircraft is the one you are most...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By bkervaski
Moving Day!

This happened!

http://halie.com/scale/15/ouK.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-16-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,155
Posted By bkervaski
Version 5.90 (Mar 16, 2018) just showed up...

Version 5.90 (Mar 16, 2018) just showed up ...

https://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-00G3X-00
Forum: RV-14 03-16-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By bkervaski
I did the SV-6 upgrade, fit perfectly, nice vents.

I did the SV-6 upgrade, fit perfectly, nice vents.
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,762
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome! And believe that phrase "90% done, 90%...

Awesome! And believe that phrase "90% done, 90% to go". What a journey!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-13-2018, 07:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,827
Posted By bkervaski
Amazing community. A local RV-9 builder tested...

Amazing community.

A local RV-9 builder tested and cut a sample with a hole saw and dropped it off on my doorstep last night.

You just can't buy this kind of support.

Thank You! (you know who...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,827
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks all, great information. Love VAF!

Thanks all, great information. Love VAF!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,827
Posted By bkervaski
Didn't know such a thing even existed, nice! And...

Didn't know such a thing even existed, nice! And Cleveland has it.

Thanks! Any notes on usage? (what did you mean by "respect it")
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,827
Posted By bkervaski
1 1/2 hole in aluminum

All,

I need to drill a 1 1/2 inch hole in an aluminum sheet. The largest step drills I can find go up to 1 3/8.

I found an annular bit but they won't fit in my drill press which has a 3/4 shank...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,161
Posted By bkervaski
... Terribly ... (I'm shopping for a lathe now)

... Terribly ... (I'm shopping for a lathe now)
Forum: RV-14 03-11-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By bkervaski
Alternator Belt Alignment

All,

Using the Plane Power alternator from Vans on an IO-390. My belt alignment is about 1/8 inch aft of the flywheel creating an angle and there doesn't appear to be a way to shim it into place,...
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,175
Posted By bkervaski
Mine was already dimpled at that point but I...

Mine was already dimpled at that point but I still put a very slight break on the edges. Turned out good but would have been better if I had done it before the dimpling.
Forum: Southeast 03-09-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By bkervaski
Hangars at KEET are 3-6 months but the covered...

Hangars at KEET are 3-6 months but the covered tied downs are pretty easy to come by.
Forum: Southeast 03-09-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome! Would love to meet you. I'm building a...

Awesome! Would love to meet you. I'm building a 14 close by, about to move it to the hangar (KEET).
Forum: RV-10 03-05-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By bkervaski
Cloth cover .. you don't want the heat passing...

Cloth cover .. you don't want the heat passing through the window and then have it build between the inside of the window and a reflective layer.
Forum: RV-14 03-05-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 837
Posted By bkervaski
Nope, they fit just fine, plenty of room. I did...

Nope, they fit just fine, plenty of room. I did install an adel clamp to "aid" in keeping the steel wire routed appropriately, I'll try to get a pic up later.

The bottom of the wheel pants will be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,415
Posted By bkervaski
I recently purchased an Icom A25N after much...

I recently purchased an Icom A25N after much research. The consensus was that the Sporty's unit wasn't as reliable as the others. I haven't used the Sporty's myself, this is just from reviews and...
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,328
Posted By bkervaski
"All kits done" .. ish :p Seriously, this is the...

"All kits done" .. ish :p

Seriously, this is the last thing to do, there are no other tasks I can knock out in my garage, it's off to the hangar. I've been cleaning up all my loose ends over the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,674
Posted By bkervaski
Any minor flying damage to the fiberglass would...

Any minor flying damage to the fiberglass would be trivial to repair vs removing all that paint. I say leave it as-is and fly it like you stole .. er .. built it! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By bkervaski
My policy with AIG through Gallagher does cover...

My policy with AIG through Gallagher does cover transportation of the project. It's not very expensive.
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,328
Posted By bkervaski
Ahh! Okay, got it. Thanks, Scott!

Ahh! Okay, got it. Thanks, Scott!
Forum: RV-14 03-01-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,328
Posted By bkervaski
Trying to wrap my head around this .. p45-05 fig 1

On page 45-05, fig 1, the exploded view shows an inside corner line that calls for an angle that doesn't make sense to me.

I'm looking for some clarity, as this cut would seem to result in a...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 36,249
Posted By bkervaski
I bet there will be a Sun-N-Fun Vans/Lycoming...

I bet there will be a Sun-N-Fun Vans/Lycoming discount, I did that, saved me about $7K after the smoke cleared. Even if you order at Sun-N-Fun it will be 3-5 months before you get it.

Are you...
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 36,249
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome! Congrats! Looks great!

Awesome! Congrats! Looks great!
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By bkervaski
Great idea! Thanks.

Great idea! Thanks.
Forum: RV-14 02-28-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks, Dan. Unfortunately, removing one of the...

Thanks, Dan. Unfortunately, removing one of the stacked foam pads led to a snowball effect of ripping seals (that adhesive is good!). So in any case I get to redo them, might as well address the...
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By bkervaski
There are 3 layers of thin foam on the front of...

There are 3 layers of thin foam on the front of the canopy sealing the corner. I took out 1 of those and it fits a lot better. Unfortunately, it doesn't just come up, I had to tear it off, so I get...
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,118
Posted By bkervaski
RV-14 Canopy Fit + Latching

Got my canopy fit, seals installed, great alignment, no twist (self-five).

The latching system is tight now that the seals are installed, really tight. It was perfect before.

I loosened the...
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By bkervaski
Okay, got it, third time's a charm! My "D" seal...

Okay, got it, third time's a charm! My "D" seal on the canopy relief needs about 1/8 clearance at least to prevent the squishing toothpaste effect.
Forum: Tools 02-27-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,517
Posted By bkervaski
cat bar1 bar2 > newbar

cat bar1 bar2 > newbar
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks guys! I ordered a couple, round 2!

Thanks guys! I ordered a couple, round 2!
Forum: RV-14 02-26-2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 968
Posted By bkervaski
Canopy "D" Seal Issue

Well, that's an issue. Any thoughts? Just need to get a fresh one and try to get it positioned further aft?

Basically, I guess it can't really be installed in a straight line, I'll have to curve it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-25-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By bkervaski
I drilled a hole, inserted a large screwdriver, a...

I drilled a hole, inserted a large screwdriver, a little pressure and it came right out. Be sure to check for debris.
Forum: RV-14 02-25-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 375
Posted By bkervaski
Delete this post, thanks!

Delete this post, thanks!
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By bkervaski
Fiberglass Fairing .. Done .. opionions wanted for "hanging chad"

Fiberglass finished!

Turned out good, not perfect, but good.

There are a few areas where tiny fragments of the line came off with the tape, little chips, hardly noticeable.

There is one "hanging...
Forum: RV-10 02-24-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By bkervaski
"Other valuable consideration" Was told also to...

"Other valuable consideration"

Was told also to use $1 + OVC.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,535
Posted By bkervaski
Absolutely you can do it in your garage. Here is...

Absolutely you can do it in your garage. Here is our before and now:

Apr 28 2017 (Day 1) and Feb 23 2018 (Now)

http://halie.com/scale/33/ode.pnghttp://halie.com/scale/33/odv.png

[the doors open...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-22-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks, Jesse! :)

Thanks, Jesse! :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-22-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,071
Posted By bkervaski
I'm hooking up my mags today, using 18 gauge...

I'm hooking up my mags today, using 18 gauge shielded single wire, stranded. I have two slick mags. Using the ACS A-510-2 switch.

On the mag side: 18 gauge to each mag, wire on the p-lead, shield to...
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