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Forum: Trip Write-ups Today, 07:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 391
Posted By bkervaski
That pic is awesome.

That pic is awesome.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs Today, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By bkervaski
Yep, low cost LiDAR would do, you could set a...

Yep, low cost LiDAR would do, you could set a minimum distance for the hit to be counted, maybe that would keep pilots away from each other. Really would be easy to build. Scary :p
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs Today, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,119
Posted By bkervaski
That would be fun and easy to build .. although I...

That would be fun and easy to build .. although I would be scared to put it out there for fear it would lead to a mid-air .. wouldn't want that on me
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 08:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By bkervaski
Jonathan McCormick at Evoke Aviation/Plane...

Jonathan McCormick at Evoke Aviation/Plane Schemers is the wizard behind the fix, he's won competitions for his work. Unfortunately, I don't think he does these kinds of fixes as normal work, it...
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 07:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By bkervaski
Yikes :( That piece is going to be held in...

Yikes :(

That piece is going to be held in place with the cover panels and screws. I would probably stop drill the crack so it doesn't go any further and build on.

But no expert here, curious...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By bkervaski
Jake, It's likely the forward seal that caused...

Jake,

It's likely the forward seal that caused this. Quickbuild?

See this - http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=167134

I had a PDO expert fix mine.
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 48,173
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome! Can we get some interior pics?

Awesome! Can we get some interior pics?
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By bkervaski
As a first time builder I was very apprehensive...

As a first time builder I was very apprehensive about laying the fiberglass fairing, having no experience at all.

It really wasn't that bad and, after the painter did his magic, it looks like a...
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By bkervaski
I'm 6'2" and 260 +/- 10 and the 14 fits me and a...

I'm 6'2" and 260 +/- 10 and the 14 fits me and a passenger great. If you want to make your way to KEET just a bit north of you (if the weather ever clears) I'll give you a ride. I love the 14 but...
Forum: RV-14 02-17-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By bkervaski
I don't remember it being an issue .. what was...

I don't remember it being an issue .. what was the trouble? (curious)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-17-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,205
Posted By bkervaski
Great video! Love this kind of stuff. For me...

Great video! Love this kind of stuff. For me just digging into my IFR course material it was really helpful. Thanks!
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By bkervaski
Make sure the QB folks did your fuselage forward...

Make sure the QB folks did your fuselage forward top sealant correctly ... it caused me some serious heartache :o

Besides this, which I should have caught, my QB fuse and wings had hardly any...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-16-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By bkervaski
WTB: Good Weather

Looking for good weather, willing to negotiate!
Forum: ADS-B 02-16-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,721
Posted By bkervaski
Dylan Thomas ... NICE!

Dylan Thomas ... NICE!
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By bkervaski
I would think the second time would go a lot...

I would think the second time would go a lot faster ... I'm seriously considering building another 14 in a few years (or a 16 :)).
Forum: RV-14 02-12-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By bkervaski
I definitely built mine at home, just in 14...

I definitely built mine at home, just in 14 months and not 3 years.

I don't think I missed any particular skill or experience, I could certainly build any of the quickbuild assemblies myself but it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-12-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,802
Posted By bkervaski
I'm just going to mix some Phillips X/C and some...

I'm just going to mix some Phillips X/C and some Aeroshell w100 Plus with some MMO and Camguard just to cover all the bases ... thanks everyone for their input :D

(I'll be marketing my new blend as...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,802
Posted By bkervaski
Well .. so much for my order of w100 and Camguard...

Well .. so much for my order of w100 and Camguard from Spruce .. :o
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,802
Posted By bkervaski
So that's concerning. At 50 hours should I go...

So that's concerning. At 50 hours should I go ahead and switch to w100 plus instead of the 100 straight mineral oil to avoid any build up that a later switch to w100 plus may dislodge?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-11-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,802
Posted By bkervaski
Aeroshell 100, 120 or 15w-50/w100 plus?

At 50 hours on a new IO-390, about to do an oil change to Aeroshell 100 (from 80).

Here in Alabama most of the summer is 85-100 degrees.

Right now I'm only burning about 1/4qt of 80 every 5...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,702
Posted By bkervaski
Was reading about quick oil drains and figured...

Was reading about quick oil drains and figured I'd add something to this ... our painter (Evoke Aviation/Plane Schemer) thought us a great technique.

You will need several plastic folders:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 932
Posted By bkervaski
Yikes! :eek: From experience?

Yikes! :eek: From experience?
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,939
Posted By bkervaski
We tested a lot of different ways on scrap. New,...

We tested a lot of different ways on scrap.

New, sharp bits can grab instantly (even when going slow) resulting in a nice long crack and a very bad day.

I recommend only using a very dull bit...
Forum: Tools 02-10-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By bkervaski
The Torin "Big Red" brand ones aren't terrible. ...

The Torin "Big Red" brand ones aren't terrible. They are all pretty much junk, these have held up well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,498
Posted By bkervaski
Doug knows who donates and who doesn't .. I don't...

Doug knows who donates and who doesn't .. I don't really see how it's anyone else business ;)
Forum: RV-14 02-04-2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,740
Posted By bkervaski
Wings .. that way you can do 100% in your garage...

Wings .. that way you can do 100% in your garage and then just move everything to the hangar for final assembly.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 313
Posted By bkervaski
Painting Proseal

Does anyone know if the grey proseal that the Vans quickbuild group is a type that can be painted?
Forum: RV-14 01-30-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,103
Posted By bkervaski
There's a few places we didn't use the stock...

There's a few places we didn't use the stock routing guidelines, the control stick area was one of them.

The biggest things (in my humble opinion):

* Be sure there are no opportunities for chafing...
Forum: RV-14 01-29-2019, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 686
Posted By bkervaski
Get double plus 25% of what you need .. so when...

Get double plus 25% of what you need .. so when you cut it 1 inch too short you don't have to pay shipping again :D

Seriously ... don't forget enough to learn how to install the connectors, order...
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By bkervaski
Mine is all buttoned up but look at part F-01405G...

Mine is all buttoned up but look at part F-01405G on page 32-07. See those holes that are in between some nutplates? The half moon holes on F-01445B-L go over those.

In my airplane, I use those...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,604
Posted By bkervaski
Be cautious about those cheap $8 usb chargers. ...

Be cautious about those cheap $8 usb chargers. While they will charge most devices, they won't keep up with more power hungry devices if they are in use such as a iPad as a navigator or a...
Forum: RV-14 01-28-2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By bkervaski
Those half moon holes "allow" the zip ties to be...

Those half moon holes "allow" the zip ties to be used by providing a pathway. The actual zip ties are in the holes in the aft part.
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 936
Posted By bkervaski
We did it on a table that we made sure was...

We did it on a table that we made sure was absolutely level in all directions. Our canopy fit turned out great!

I think the reason we got such good results is that we were really sensitive about...
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2019, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By bkervaski
Yep! For zip ties. I consulted with my...

Yep! For zip ties.

I consulted with my co-builder and we don't remember what those two nutplates are for on F-01406B ... I would say not used but that's a 14 specific part ... it's going to drive me...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,604
Posted By bkervaski
The really cheap ones won't do the job. This is...

The really cheap ones won't do the job.

This is a good one - https://www.steinair.com/product/dual-usb-panel-jack/
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,221
Posted By bkervaski
Hmm .. got a pic? I used these holes to zip...

Hmm .. got a pic?



I used these holes to zip tie my wires ... not sure of their intended purpose :p
Forum: RV-14 01-27-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,025
Posted By bkervaski
Just a quick resurrection of this thread ......

Just a quick resurrection of this thread ... There were a few others that had issues with the C-01447 seal "bulging" out. This is also caused by the incorrect application of the proseal.

The way...
Forum: RV-14 01-25-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By bkervaski
Yep! This ^^^

Yep! This ^^^
Forum: RV-10 01-24-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,520
Posted By bkervaski
The 10 wings are just about the same as the 14...

The 10 wings are just about the same as the 14 and the 14's wings are very easy to install and remove.

The biggest issue you'll have is wiring, as in did the builder install connectors so the wiring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,322
Posted By bkervaski
Nice! Well done, sir!

Nice! Well done, sir!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By bkervaski
Nice! Well deserved.

Nice! Well deserved.
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,187
Posted By bkervaski
I just flooded them with MEK and then used a long...

I just flooded them with MEK and then used a long wooden dowl to push some clean cloth through as best as possible. Then just let it dry and then get spray can primer and just turn it while you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,295
Posted By bkervaski
It's a realistic simulator ......

It's a realistic simulator ... https://www.x-plane.com/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,881
Posted By bkervaski
In my case, definitely rebooted.

In my case, definitely rebooted.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,881
Posted By bkervaski
I've had the G3X Touch reboot once during the...

I've had the G3X Touch reboot once during the ADHRS calibration. Latest version, GAD27 installed. Happened on first flight after map updates. Hasn't happened since.
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,025
Posted By bkervaski
I didn't have much trouble removing it with just...

I didn't have much trouble removing it with just a razor blade, took about 2 hours.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-12-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,295
Posted By bkervaski
This is awesome! Hopefully will have a glass...

This is awesome! Hopefully will have a glass panel :D
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,025
Posted By bkervaski
Apparently, for some reason, the QB folks go back...

Apparently, for some reason, the QB folks go back and put a thick bead of proseal over the entire area. It's clear that they did the steps correctly but why they went back and put another line on...
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By bkervaski
I am 6'2" with a 33" inseam and have the Classic...

I am 6'2" with a 33" inseam and have the Classic Aero seats installed on the middle hinge.

My pedals are in the forward position and it's very comfortable. For others to reach the pedals I just put...
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,025
Posted By bkervaski
It appears that the QB folks place a large...

It appears that the QB folks place a large excessive bead of sealant over this entire area afterwards so it forms a slope like the red line in my diagram on post 19, basically forming a ramp for...
Forum: RV-14 01-08-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,025
Posted By bkervaski
My recommendation is to pull the seal off and...

My recommendation is to pull the seal off and re-do it per the manual, there shouldn't be any sealant on top. Take a look at my pic in post 19, note only the shaded areas have sealant. Yours is how...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-07-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,235
Posted By bkervaski
Full res++ Best pic ever!

Full res++

Best pic ever!
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By bkervaski
It's all about your angle of attack ... try...

It's all about your angle of attack ... try standing on a stool so your elbow is at a more natural bend ... makes all the difference. Trying to install them standing on the ground is painful and if...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,025
Posted By bkervaski
Will do, next time I'm at the hangar I'll grab...

Will do, next time I'm at the hangar I'll grab pics.

If you don't mind, post a pic of yours.
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,025
Posted By bkervaski
Just a quick follow up to this post ... I removed...

Just a quick follow up to this post ... I removed the QB seal, wasn't terrible to remove just a bit time consuming. Some masking tape and new razor blades are all that was needed. The rib holes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 553
Posted By bkervaski
Nobody claiming this build? I'm curious about the...

Nobody claiming this build? I'm curious about the parachute system ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 553
Posted By bkervaski
RV-7 w/BRS @ Evoke / Gadsden, AL

Hey guys, was up visiting our friends at Plane Schemers/Evoke Aviation today and they were working on an RV-7 w/BRS chute ... anybody want to claim it? I have questions ... :p
Forum: Primers 01-02-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By bkervaski
No expert here, but seems like you could get into...

No expert here, but seems like you could get into the alclad, it's amazingly thin:

0.016 skin = 0.0008 cladding
0.025 skin = 0.0013 cladding
0.032 skin = 0.0016 cladding
Forum: Propellers 01-01-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,539
Posted By bkervaski
:( That stinks!

:( That stinks!
Forum: Primers 01-01-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By bkervaski
Polishing will remove the alclad corrosion...

Polishing will remove the alclad corrosion protection .. best to just leave as-is if you aren't going to prime. Maybe clean with soap and water if they are really dirty ...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,572
Posted By bkervaski
So far so good .. down right now, gotta get the...

So far so good .. down right now, gotta get the canopy front skin repaired and repainted in a small area and rework the sealant (there's a thread around here about it somewhere).

Nothing that I...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,572
Posted By bkervaski
Are you experiencing leaks?

Are you experiencing leaks?
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