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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 07:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,108
Posted By bkervaski
Thank you all for the wonderful comments. The...

Thank you all for the wonderful comments. The pics don't do it justice, the paint is amazing.

Design by Plane Schemer, Paint by Evoke Aviation - http://planeschemer.com

Seats and carpet by Classic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,108
Posted By bkervaski
Presenting ... N196!

Thanks, VAF! Couldn't have done it without you :)

http://halie.com/o7Q.jpg
http://halie.com/o7T.jpg
http://halie.com/o7a.jpg
http://halie.com/o7u.jpg
Forum: RV-14 11-16-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,224
Posted By bkervaski
If I understand you, yes, that's what was...

If I understand you, yes, that's what was happening. The cause is/was the prop wash pushes the nose wheel pant to the side causing some drag, tightening it up fixes it.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 849
Posted By bkervaski
I have the 20 gallon upright Ingersoll Rand and...

I have the 20 gallon upright Ingersoll Rand and it's reliable and quiet, it was around $550 from Northern Tool. Very happy with the...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,224
Posted By bkervaski
Mine were so close there was no reason to...

Mine were so close there was no reason to add/remove weight. I did shave the weights to fit, perhaps I just got lucky. Curious what the paint will do, I suspect not much.

Is elevator balance on...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,224
Posted By bkervaski
They were spot on from the build and I've been...

They were spot on from the build and I've been flying ... I'm not expecting to have to adjust further .. but not quite there yet so will let you know :D
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,224
Posted By bkervaski
Yep! Weather is a problem this week, hopefully...

Yep!

Weather is a problem this week, hopefully I'll get the final assembly done, pics, and fly it home by the weekend.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By bkervaski
I borrowed one of these for a flight just to test...

I borrowed one of these for a flight just to test them out ... much louder ... immediately wanted the full ear cups back.
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By bkervaski
I agree .. I think it's the font they chose ..

I agree .. I think it's the font they chose ..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 877
Posted By bkervaski
Flat black will absorb a *lot* of heat ... just...

Flat black will absorb a *lot* of heat ... just something to consider
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,224
Posted By bkervaski
http://halie.com/scale/25/o7j.jpg

http://halie.com/scale/25/o7j.jpg
Forum: RV-14 11-09-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,784
Posted By bkervaski
At 85-95deg F (Alabama Humidity) between...

At 85-95deg F (Alabama Humidity) between 4500-5500 mine are consistently 340-360 at 85%, 320-330 at 75% but I generally lean out a bit to bring them back up to 340-360. Oil temps started at around...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,105
Posted By bkervaski
Beyond outstanding support, so good you feel bad...

Beyond outstanding support, so good you feel bad calling them. SteinAir++
Forum: ADS-B 11-08-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,704
Posted By bkervaski
Congrats on your purchase! Pics? Be cautious of...

Congrats on your purchase! Pics?

Be cautious of going "cheap".

There's a lot of spin ups trying to take advantage of the ADS-B deadline creating a lot of competition. A lot of these companies...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By bkervaski
Totally normal, you'll get over it. You will...

Totally normal, you'll get over it.

You will definitely make mistakes, lots of them, but you'll learn early on how to fix them. Replacement parts are cheap and plentiful.

I kept all my files in...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By bkervaski
I got to build the actual trim tab 6 times ......

I got to build the actual trim tab 6 times ... you're in good company! :D
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 963
Posted By bkervaski
At very least the steps would be an indicator to...

At very least the steps would be an indicator to onlookers .. maybe avoid somebody stepping on a flap and causing some grief ..
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,437
Posted By bkervaski
I fabricated a shelf and some...

I fabricated a shelf and some rails!

http://halie.com/scale/10/o7G.jpghttp://halie.com/scale/10/o7m.jpg

Sadly, don't have pics of it installed ... basically this is just inside the glove box...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-05-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 407
Posted By bkervaski
PayPal is VAF's payment processor ... you can't...

PayPal is VAF's payment processor ... you can't opt out, but you don't have to be a PayPal member to make a credit card donation.
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By bkervaski
E -- Thanks for the detail! You gave me a...

E -- Thanks for the detail! You gave me a fantastic idea! :D
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By bkervaski
Yikes! :eek:

Yikes! :eek:
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By bkervaski
Do you leave it in place or install it/remove it...

Do you leave it in place or install it/remove it every time? I'm asking because it seems (with no experience at all) that the changing of temps would have it come loose frequently. I don't want to...
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,971
Posted By bkervaski
This is a great idea, wish I thought of it.

This is a great idea, wish I thought of it.
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By bkervaski
Garmin Virb Camera in 14

Hey guys,

I have a Virb camera that I want to mount facing forward on the roll bar. The canopy handle is a problem.

Any clever mounting ideas out there for the 14?
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 56,066
Posted By bkervaski
Woohoo! Totally awesome. Love the read! Congrats!

Woohoo! Totally awesome. Love the read! Congrats!
Forum: RV-14 11-05-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,971
Posted By bkervaski
I didn’t like the piano hinges in that location...

I didn’t like the piano hinges in that location at first but now I can get them in and out in about 30 seconds. Boelube helps and the parts wear in a bit. Also make sure you have tapered the hinge...
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 343
Posted By bkervaski
Same here, arms donít fit, could not have done...

Same here, arms donít fit, could not have done without help. Itís a very frustrating area but youíll get through!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,431
Posted By bkervaski
This is a good thread .. coming up on my first...

This is a good thread .. coming up on my first oil change :p
Forum: RV-14 11-03-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,224
Posted By bkervaski
Clear coat going...

Clear coat going on!

https://vimeo.com/298732761/5e932551af
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,509
Posted By bkervaski
Just on the bench .. the units claim to have...

Just on the bench .. the units claim to have "reduced electronic interference".
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,509
Posted By bkervaski
Wow, that's a great read, thanks! My testing...

Wow, that's a great read, thanks!

My testing just kind of happened, wasn't really planned :o
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,224
Posted By bkervaski
Jonathan and crew are awesome to work with. I'm...

Jonathan and crew are awesome to work with. I'm probably a pain in the arse constantly asking for updates and showing up unexpectedly (they are only about 20 minutes from me). Very friendly,...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,509
Posted By bkervaski
I tested a bunch of these ... I really wanted the...

I tested a bunch of these ... I really wanted the simple look of this one:

(a) $5-$15ea - https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/elpages/eadualusbpanel.php

But the one that ultimately worked best...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,224
Posted By bkervaski
Here's the scheme - the colors are candy apple...

Here's the scheme - the colors are candy apple red, black, silver, all with a subtle metal flake (it looks white in the pic but it's silver).

http://halie.com/scale/33/ovq.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,331
Posted By bkervaski
The parts definitely need to be scuffed and...

The parts definitely need to be scuffed and cleaned with Acetone or MEK to provide an oil-free non-smooth surface for a primer to grab onto, otherwise it's going to eventually flake off.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,331
Posted By bkervaski
The general rule is that you can adjust a dimpled...

The general rule is that you can adjust a dimpled hole one time, either reversing it (if you dimpled the wrong direction) or re-dimpling. After that, the aluminum is considered fatigued and needs to...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,224
Posted By bkervaski
So close! Exciting!

Final stages of paint!

https://vimeo.com/298079880/82d7337ee7

So excited :D
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By bkervaski
That article refers to general recommendations...

That article refers to general recommendations for all experimental aircraft and dosn't properly frame what you may be doing and what most of us do is build, without varying much from the tried and...
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,574
Posted By bkervaski
Beyond the factory proto and the one report here,...

Beyond the factory proto and the one report here, anybody find cracks after inspecting?
Forum: RV-14 10-30-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By bkervaski
A lot of the timing depends on your ability to...

A lot of the timing depends on your ability to spend the $$$. It really boils down to do you want to wait (possibly months) for things to show up or if you want things ready for you when you are...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-29-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,477
Posted By bkervaski
That's awesome. Love it.

That's awesome. Love it.
Forum: RV-14 10-27-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 786
Posted By bkervaski
Also, that tank sealant has an expiration date,...

Also, that tank sealant has an expiration date, doesn't last very long unless you refrigerate it. Not sure what freezing does, sure somebody has tried it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By bkervaski
You can get it free via ADSB!

You can get it free via ADSB!
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,574
Posted By bkervaski
Anybody affected have pics of a crack so we know...

Anybody affected have pics of a crack so we know what to look for?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,407
Posted By bkervaski
Heck yea! Totally awesome! Love first flights :)...

Heck yea! Totally awesome! Love first flights :) Congrats!
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-23-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 23,559
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome. Havn't even got my plane back from...

Awesome. Havn't even got my plane back from paint yet and already want to build another one LOL.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-21-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By bkervaski
Just about every RV has an experimental...

Just about every RV has an experimental engine.

In the case of Lycoming, the main difference is that the certified version leaves the factory with the certification and a significant premium for the...
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 56,066
Posted By bkervaski
PINK SLIP!!! Awesome :) Now the fun really...

PINK SLIP!!! Awesome :) Now the fun really begins!!!
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,899
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, 07:19 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 56,066
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, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,899
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, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,748
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, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
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, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,578
Posted By bkervaski
Did you try asking Vans?

Did you try asking Vans?
Forum: RV-14 10-04-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 540
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, 12:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 629
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, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
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, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
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, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
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, 07:28 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,098
Posted By bkervaski
Agreed++ Very easy to install.

Agreed++

Very easy to install.
Forum: RV-14 09-14-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,241
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, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,512
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.
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