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Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 45
Posted By bkervaski
Did you email Garmin?

Did you email Garmin?
Forum: RV-14 01-21-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,009
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome! You'll have a blast ... Try to get a...

Awesome! You'll have a blast ...

Try to get a space close by, add entertainment (Netflix, Tunes, Audiobooks, etc) and a small fridge ...

The benefit to basement/garage builders is getting a...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By bkervaski
Just as a data point my regulated pitot is in the...

Just as a data point my regulated pitot is in the same wing .. but I grounded it next to the unit vs running the ground all the way back to the fuse.

I can see where running a power and ground...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By bkervaski
Not sure what hard IFR is but it works fine at...

Not sure what hard IFR is but it works fine at the stock location regardless if you’re in IMC or VMC. Just about everybody uses the stock location for the GMU-22.

Anybody reading the thread use...
Forum: RV-14 01-20-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 806
Posted By bkervaski
Whats wrong with the stock location and bracket?

Whats wrong with the stock location and bracket?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By bkervaski
Yep, exactly ...

Yep, exactly ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By bkervaski
Just as a data point, EarthX is a LifePO4 (not on...

Just as a data point, EarthX is a LifePO4 (not on that chart).

LiFePO4 is also very resistant to self-discharge. Remember the old days when your NiCad batteries would go dead in a month or so just...
Forum: Florida (North) 01-16-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By bkervaski
If you want to fly up to KEET (Shelby County...

If you want to fly up to KEET (Shelby County Alabama) I'll take you for a spin!
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,825
Posted By bkervaski
I've really enjoyed the Thunderbolt IO-390 with...

I've really enjoyed the Thunderbolt IO-390 with dual PMAG ignitions. Between the EarthX and the PMAGs it starts half prop every time. Engine is smooth and powerful. Would do the Thunderbolt again,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-09-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By bkervaski
Sold! (pending transaction)

Sold! (pending transaction)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-09-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By bkervaski
Still available .. due to the value, will ship...

Still available .. due to the value, will ship (or deliver) to US buyers only .. but thanks for the inquiry!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-09-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 973
Posted By bkervaski
SOLD Garmin GTN-625 *certified* IFR navigator

I have a barely used and like-new condition Garmin GTN-625 *certified* IFR navigator for sale, latest software.

Retails for around $9000, purchased for $5500 through Garmin G3X Touch package deal,...
Forum: GPS 01-09-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,534
Posted By bkervaski
Just curious and a bit confused .. I can't...

Just curious and a bit confused .. I can't imagine what would be an issue with power with any modern avionics. At full swing Dual G3X, G5, Dual comms, GTN625, all the lights on, 3 axis autopilot,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-08-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By bkervaski
Sold! (Pending payment)

Sold! (Pending payment)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,741
Posted By bkervaski
I just had a camera record and upload video...

I just had a camera record and upload video automatically whenever we were in the shop working .. just sent the FSDO a link to the videos .. done!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-08-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 524
Posted By bkervaski
SOLD Garmin GTN-625 IFR Navigator

I have a barely used and like-new condition Garmin GTN-625 IFR Navigator for sale, latest software. Retails for around $9000, selling for $5500 or best offer!

Note: You'll need to buy the mounting...
Forum: GPS 01-08-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,534
Posted By bkervaski
Hi Justin! Did the 625 get an XI update as well?

Hi Justin! Did the 625 get an XI update as well?
Forum: Southeast 01-06-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By bkervaski
Come on down to KEET in Shelby County, Alabama!...

Come on down to KEET in Shelby County, Alabama! Let's go :D
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,266
Posted By bkervaski
Hi jdog! First, I would post stuff about the 14...

Hi jdog!

First, I would post stuff about the 14 in the 14 forum where the 14 builders generally hangout, might get you a faster response if you're in a bind.

The slight deformation around the...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By bkervaski
It depends on what you may have in the way but we...

It depends on what you may have in the way but we were able to swap them in about 20 mins. One of those things that we spent more time contemplating than it took to actually do the work.

They...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By bkervaski
Hopefully you'll get luck and they wont ever...

Hopefully you'll get luck and they wont ever fail. However, the are just gas springs so if they develop a leak (which could just be from a temperature change) you risk that canopy slamming down and...
Forum: RV-14 01-02-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By bkervaski
We had to replace one of ours and I know a few...

We had to replace one of ours and I know a few other 14 owners that have had to do the same.

No issues since we replaced the failed one in over 150 hours of flying.

(But I wouldn't keep the...
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,621
Posted By bkervaski
The bearings are sealed requiring far less...

The bearings are sealed requiring far less maintenance and there aren't any tubes and a wide range of possible tire pressures .. 150 hours still look and feel new .. and they look great
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By bkervaski
It would come from an avionics vendor such as...

It would come from an avionics vendor such as SteinAir (highly recommended).
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,649
Posted By bkervaski
It's easy to install and worth it :)

It's easy to install and worth it :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,427
Posted By bkervaski
This x 1000 ... LiFePo4 is safe ...

This x 1000 ... LiFePo4 is safe ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,427
Posted By bkervaski
Not to minimize your experience (glad you got it...

Not to minimize your experience (glad you got it sorted) but just to put your recommendation into perspective ...

If your EarthX hadn't failed you wouldn't be making this recommendation responding...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-09-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,110
Posted By bkervaski
Tom, You're in our prayers. Please let us know...

Tom,

You're in our prayers. Please let us know if you need anything.

Bill & Phoenix
Forum: RV-14 12-09-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 533
Posted By bkervaski
I used this: Permatex 81158 Black Silicone...

I used this:

Permatex 81158 Black Silicone Adhesive Sealant, 3 oz. Tube https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000AL6WLA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_WPK7DbHK56BWF

I think what they met was don’t use RTV gasket maker.
Forum: Safety 12-06-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,329
Posted By bkervaski
Yes! This sounds great. Are you doing it live...

Yes! This sounds great. Are you doing it live from KFFC? If so, would you mind if a few of us came over if the wx cooperates?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,090
Posted By bkervaski
I have a new in box aircraft BatteryMinder...

I have a new in box aircraft BatteryMinder specifically for the PC680. Great charger! Switched to an EarthX so I only need one of the two I got as gifts.
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,887
Posted By bkervaski
For those that decide on a bootcamp .. I've got a...

For those that decide on a bootcamp .. I've got a few emails so I'll expand a little on my experience.

I used Craft in Charleston, SC - https://flycraftchs.com/ifr-training/

Small shop, great...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By bkervaski
The wings can be attached at the very end. ...

The wings can be attached at the very end. You'll spend 95% of your time on the emp/fuse + avionics + firewall forward + finishing kit. On the 14 the QB wings are easy, can be done in about a...
Forum: RV-14 11-24-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,887
Posted By bkervaski
I did the King's ground school, it's good. They...

I did the King's ground school, it's good. They have recently updated a lot of the materials, well worth the $$$.

I went to an IFR bootcamp, that nose down constant-training-until-done works best...
Forum: RV-14 11-21-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,169
Posted By bkervaski
Can you post a pic? There should be plenty of...

Can you post a pic? There should be plenty of clearance.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-20-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By bkervaski
The audio quality is great! The airspeed/alt...

The audio quality is great!

The airspeed/alt information comes from the Virb's built-in GPS, also works great and is fairly accurate.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-20-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By bkervaski
In my research, which may be outdated, the only...

In my research, which may be outdated, the only one that worked seamlessly is the Virb 30 Ultra.

I used them and they record audio via bluetooth off the comms.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,871
Posted By bkervaski
Good point .. but you still have to pay for...

Good point .. but you still have to pay for vanity plates, at least in the states I've lived in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,871
Posted By bkervaski
Yep, that's what I would do if I were in charge...

Yep, that's what I would do if I were in charge of the registration system and the petition came across my desk.

However, being on the other side of the desk I say let's leave well enough alone :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,871
Posted By bkervaski
What is private property other than the...

What is private property other than the government recognizing that someone owns it [by means of a "registration"]?

What about internet domain names?

What about vanity toll free numbers?

My point...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,871
Posted By bkervaski
Like I said, there is nothing preventing anyone...

Like I said, there is nothing preventing anyone from getting an N number.

I don’t see any problem worth creating more unnecessary laws.

What these guys are doing is no different than internet...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,871
Posted By bkervaski
Yet still no explanation as to how its a problem...

Yet still no explanation as to how its a problem for anybody? Nothing stopping folks from getting N numbers.
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 842
Posted By bkervaski
Slowly drill a hole and insert a screwdriver,...

Slowly drill a hole and insert a screwdriver, turn, pull or pry. Nothing stressful, it comes right off. Just clean any debris out before installing the prop. Also, don't use the edges for leverage...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,406
Posted By bkervaski
The darker colors look great!

The darker colors look great!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-14-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By bkervaski
@swisseagle Have you or the builder contacted the...

@swisseagle Have you or the builder contacted the manufacturer?
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 11-14-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By bkervaski
Is there a washer missing?

Is there a washer missing?
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-11-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By bkervaski
Just a data point there are two generations of...

Just a data point there are two generations of these ... the newest ones have a "12V" sticker on the box but are otherwise indistinguishable.

The first generation had a lot of noise issues.

I...
Forum: RV-14 11-11-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By bkervaski
The autopilots will automatically trim .. not...

The autopilots will automatically trim .. not sure why you would want to do this, seems like it limits the airplane's ability. The electric trim is reliable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 919
Posted By bkervaski
I color coded and laminated mine, makes it easy...

I color coded and laminated mine, makes it easy to find the section you need:

http://halie.com/scale/15/oFt.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,874
Posted By bkervaski
Just a bit of a heads up on printing and selling...

Just a bit of a heads up on printing and selling 3D parts .. there is absolutely no money to be made without really building a big "printing farm". Parts take hours upon hours to print and at these...
Forum: RV-10 11-04-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome :D Just hang on and enjoy the ride!

Awesome :D



Just hang on and enjoy the ride!
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By bkervaski
Just a data point .. Talked with Tom, I have a...

Just a data point .. Talked with Tom, I have a similar sound that I attribute to the main gear. Occasional "Creaking" describes it perfectly.

Edit: Can't hear it with noise cancelling headsets.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-04-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,554
Posted By bkervaski
Hey thanks everybody for coming! It was a great...

Hey thanks everybody for coming! It was a great turnout and we'll definitely be continuing next year.

We had folks come from 3 states away, thank you.

If you like football anyone that hung around...
Forum: Autopilots 11-04-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,443
Posted By bkervaski
I think we can skip the brake servos .. once on...

I think we can skip the brake servos .. once on the ground and slow enough where rudder authority is lost the job is done, lives are saved.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 11-01-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,554
Posted By bkervaski
At the north end, park in front of the hangars...

At the north end, park in front of the hangars where you see tie downs, you’ll be behind two large hangars oriented to the south, we’ll be setup in the east most large hangar, look for the crowd...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By bkervaski
Ahh! Great idea .. and we have a winner :D :D :D

Ahh! Great idea .. and we have a winner :D :D :D
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By bkervaski
I was trying to avoid removing the cowl, nose...

I was trying to avoid removing the cowl, nose wheel pants come off pretty easy.
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By bkervaski
Mine was still on the table at that point, was...

Mine was still on the table at that point, was easy.

I don't think anyone is saying "never use wing jacks" just that only use them when you have to and minimize the rocking about to avoid any...
Forum: Autopilots 11-01-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,443
Posted By bkervaski
Seems in addition to the 3-axis AP a throttle...

Seems in addition to the 3-axis AP a throttle servo and a mag ground would be all that's needed for a safe automated landing.

May not be as sophisticated as the full solution they are offering with...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By bkervaski
I was looking for a way to do it without removing...

I was looking for a way to do it without removing the cowl since it's only about a 10 minute job.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,563
Posted By bkervaski
Sent you an email.

Sent you an email.
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
Posted By bkervaski
Working on the nose gear with wing jacks ...

I have my new wing jacks built and I want to check/adjust my nosewheel breakout force.

Normally, I would just have someone hold down the tail or tie it off to pull the nose up a bit.

I've never...
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