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Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,763
Posted By bkervaski
@n982sx Thank you! It appears your voltages are...

@n982sx Thank you! It appears your voltages are scaled opposite mine. I looked online at some other screenshots of the calibration screen and they line up with yours. So, it appears, I may have two...
Forum: RV-14 05-23-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By bkervaski
Mike, I bucked it against the opposing rivet on...

Mike,

I bucked it against the opposing rivet on a back rivet plate.
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 395
Posted By bkervaski
EarthX ETX900

Does anyone know if the EarthX ETX900 will fit in the 14's stock battery box without modification?

The only info I found was a reviewer and they didn't specify a model:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By bkervaski
This is awesome, thank walter for the list (and...

This is awesome, thank walter for the list (and everyone else) for their responses.

Fuel flow test today, 48gph both sides, plane attitude nose up with rear tie down touching the ground (and a few...
Forum: RV-14 05-22-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,763
Posted By bkervaski
G3x Touch 4xx version 5.9 (latest as of this...

G3x Touch 4xx version 5.9 (latest as of this post) and Ray Allen POS-12 flap position sensor.

Even Garmin was stumped.

I'd love to know what your -3 and 0 voltages are set to in the...
Forum: Web Site Development 05-22-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,250
Posted By bkervaski
Yep! http://danhorton.net/photos/1234.jpg You...

Yep!

http://danhorton.net/photos/1234.jpg

You control danhorton.net regardless of where you point it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,638
Posted By bkervaski
Beringer sells a bleeding kit, it's reasonable...

Beringer sells a bleeding kit, it's reasonable and nice quality.

If you are bleeding Beringer brakes be sure to use the correct fluid, it calls for mineral oil, they can send you a gallon with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By bkervaski
All that's left ... stab tip fairings and safety...

All that's left ... stab tip fairings and safety the prop, that's it. It kind of snuck up on me, guess I need to call Vic and get an inspection done.
Forum: Web Site Development 05-21-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,250
Posted By bkervaski
Dan - http://halie.com You are welcome to a...

Dan -

http://halie.com

You are welcome to a copy of the code, I wrote it. You can set it up on Amazon's EC2 "free tier" for a personal site like you're describing.

Call me if you want the...
Forum: Painting your RV 05-21-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By bkervaski
There is also a great method to minimize dings...

There is also a great method to minimize dings that we have used many times. You just put thick packing tape over the ding, back it with a bucking bar, and then use an ordinary table spoon with your...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By bkervaski
I have the same setup, remote comms and...

I have the same setup, remote comms and transponder.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-21-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By bkervaski
Starting it up for the first time ...

Okay, no more excuses, it's put up or shut up time ...

Any advice/notes/warnings on first time engine startup?

Factory fresh IO-390, RV-14A.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By bkervaski
... just don't transmit, that energy has to go...

... just don't transmit, that energy has to go somewhere ... but no expert, I don't even play one on TV ;)

I just wired up a grounding block, secured any loose wires, clear the area of problems...
Forum: RV-14 05-21-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,763
Posted By bkervaski
I did a bit of that and a little filing and got...

I did a bit of that and a little filing and got it all to fit smoothly without interference, like you, not sure if it's going to be enough to keep the paint on. I may just draw a line and have them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By bkervaski
Masking tape .. probably the #1 consumable we've...

Masking tape .. probably the #1 consumable we've used. We have it over all the traffic areas. Still have some scratches (from the canopy hitting the roll bar) but overall it's worked great.
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,763
Posted By bkervaski
Unfortunately, there is no adjustment to the top...

Unfortunately, there is no adjustment to the top of the hinge, it's embedded inside the quick build flap between two ribs.

I'm going to try to adjust the bushings again this morning then call Vans,...
Forum: RV-14 05-18-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,763
Posted By bkervaski
Yep, even offset them a bit to relieve the...

Yep, even offset them a bit to relieve the clearance a bit, but still not getting enough gap to where paint will stay on over time, rubbing.

I also shimmed the bolt to see if that would help but it...
Forum: RV-14 05-17-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,763
Posted By bkervaski
Flap Travel

Hi All,

I read on a -10 post that the reflex position (-3 degrees) is when the flap is lined up with the bottom of the fuselage, is that true for the 14?

I've tried following the book and using the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,594
Posted By bkervaski
If you have an EFIS that does SV it's low hanging...

If you have an EFIS that does SV it's low hanging fruit ... why not have it in your tool bag?

Could be wrong as I didn't take the college course on the Garmin subscription plans but it seems like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,685
Posted By bkervaski
Build on brother! We've all been there. Built two...

Build on brother! We've all been there. Built two rudders, 5 trim tabs, the list goes on but as your skills grown your mistakes diminish but you will make them all the way to the sweet, awesome,...
Forum: RV-14 05-16-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 557
Posted By bkervaski
I, too, had to put an additional "V" bend in the...

I, too, had to put an additional "V" bend in the middle, there's a thread around here somewhere with some pics on how I did it. Like others, it probably took me 10-15 times fitting and adjusting.
Forum: RV-14 05-15-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By bkervaski
From experience (our airport is about 30 miles...

From experience (our airport is about 30 miles away) build until there isn't anything left to do at your house.

It's exciting to have it at the hangar but like others say work slows down...
Forum: RV-14 05-14-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By bkervaski
I can measure for you tomorrow but any flatbed...

I can measure for you tomorrow but any flatbed without wheel wells should work.

This one was a bit long, it was just what a local guy had available:

http://halie.com/scale/15/oE0.jpg

Also, a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By bkervaski
http://planeschemer.com is who I used, Jonathan...

http://planeschemer.com is who I used, Jonathan is great!
Forum: RV-14 05-10-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,155
Posted By bkervaski
Quickbuild wings ... I didn't have any clearance...

Quickbuild wings ... I didn't have any clearance issues when I test fit but after I torqued the bolts down I have this issue. I did grind a bit off the top of the two bottom rivets and got it to...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By bkervaski
It's just compressing the end of the exhaust...

It's just compressing the end of the exhaust support tubes ..

http://halie.com/scale/50/oEZ.png
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 797
Posted By bkervaski
Side Steps

What are you guys doing to the side steps as far as finishing? Just paint? I was wondering if any more durable solutions were out there, it's some kind of treated alloy but doesn't appear to be...
Forum: RV-14 05-09-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 830
Posted By bkervaski
@caapt really, you just squeeze it in a vice to...

@caapt really, you just squeeze it in a vice to get the approximate dimensions shown. You may be over thinking it a bit. The goal is just to have the end flared enough so that it doesn't slip out...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-08-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By bkervaski
Sold! Sold! Sold!

Sold! Sold! Sold!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-08-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 317
Posted By bkervaski
Garmin OAT probe, new, save $$$

I have a new Garmin OAT (Outside Temperature Probe), these retail north of $400.

For sale, $200 or best offer, ships immediately.

http://halie.com/scale/15/oEU.jpg
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By bkervaski
Yep, that's it. It didn't click for me until you...

Yep, that's it. It didn't click for me until you said that. The cables are crossed so move them forward for more deflection. Thanks!!! :eek: :confused: :o
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By bkervaski
It hits the stops with the cables detached. I'm...

It hits the stops with the cables detached. I'm using the flyboy internal stop.

Although I didn't see anything at first glance I'll get up underneath tomorrow and see if anything is interfering,...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By bkervaski
They don't appear to, but I didn't get underneath...

They don't appear to, but I didn't get underneath and inspect, I'll do that tomorrow to be sure.

Which position are yours mounted and which hole are you using in the pedal linkage?
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By bkervaski
I have 1.5-1.75 inches on both sides to the...

I have 1.5-1.75 inches on both sides to the elevator/trimtab (with elevator neutral).
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By bkervaski
From the RV-14 Control Deflections...

From the RV-14 Control Deflections Letter:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/scdrn0q74loycqw/RV-14_Control_Deflections_Letter.pdf

However, the issue is that the cable install restricts the deflection. I...
Forum: RV-14 05-07-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 607
Posted By bkervaski
Adjusting rudder controls

Got my 14 mostly rigged .. everything went well but ran into an issue with the rudder.

I have 33 degrees deflection without the cables, both directions. The called for min was 30, max 35.

With the...
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By bkervaski
Got it! Thanks guys.

Got it! Thanks guys.
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks! op .. sorry for the hijack, now back to...

Thanks!

op .. sorry for the hijack, now back to your regularly scheduled program :)
Forum: RV-14 05-01-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 959
Posted By bkervaski
Scott, Is it okay to delay the nose wheel...

Scott,

Is it okay to delay the nose wheel fairing install and leave the aluminum cowl bottom close-out off for initial flight tests?

Bill
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By bkervaski
Ran into the same hing, it only took us 30 mins...

Ran into the same hing, it only took us 30 mins to take the part out and drill it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By bkervaski
I met Jake and his dad at KEET with his black...

I met Jake and his dad at KEET with his black RV-12 and skull grip hand controls. Great folks!
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By bkervaski
@falconer Try placing the tab you currently have...

@falconer Try placing the tab you currently have on top underneath the other.
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,660
Posted By bkervaski
I built 5 trim tabs. Vans thought I was a crazy...

I built 5 trim tabs. Vans thought I was a crazy person, my girlfriend and co-builder (now fiance, somehow) thought the same.

The re-do's seemed to calm down towards the end of the empennage.
Forum: RV-14 04-22-2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,660
Posted By bkervaski
Many of us experienced the rudder twice! I feel...

Many of us experienced the rudder twice! I feel your pain ... I was down to the last few rivets and made an aweful cosmetic mistake ... the second one will go a lot faster and will be better quality...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 04-17-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
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: 2,265
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: 9
Views: 1,024
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: 506
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: 506
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: 540
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: 585
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: 545
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: 1,022
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: 1,022
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: 1,351
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: 1,351
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: 1,351
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: 1,351
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: 3,748
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: 1,317
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: 1,317
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: 1,317
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...
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