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Forum: RV-14 12-15-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By bkervaski
Nice, congrats! I was on a first name basis with...

Nice, congrats! I was on a first name basis with the Vans ordering dept for a few months .. lots of orders to recover from "learning opportunities" :p
Forum: Fiberglass 12-15-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By bkervaski
There are a tons of generic videos on YouTube ......

There are a tons of generic videos on YouTube ... I got the West System (on several recommendations) and just started some fiberglass work, it's not scary at all, frankly it's very forgiving and easy...
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By bkervaski
DELETE

DELETE (found the answer)
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 166
Posted By bkervaski
I'm 6'2" and 250, I can fit right back there into...

I'm 6'2" and 250, I can fit right back there into the luggage compartment with plenty of room. If I have glasses pushed up on to my head they will hit the rollbar but other than that it's all...
Forum: RV-14 12-15-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By bkervaski
I'm wrapping up a Quick Build and having that...

I'm wrapping up a Quick Build and having that skin off would have helped with both the brakes and avionics install.

I haven't researched the impact but if it doesn't cause other issues I would...
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By bkervaski
Got it! Thanks everybody for the help :) Now .....

Got it! Thanks everybody for the help :)

Now .. where to order red Lycoming touch up paint to fix the collateral damage .. not terrible, but still got some scratches.

I haven't completely thought...
Forum: RV-14 12-12-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By bkervaski
My issue exactly. Did you have to trim anything?

My issue exactly. Did you have to trim anything?
Forum: RV-14 12-12-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By bkervaski
Just went and tried 100 new different ways to try...

Just went and tried 100 new different ways to try to install it .. I must be missing something obvious lol .. time to take a break and come back to it later :D please keep the suggestions coming...
Forum: RV-14 12-12-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks, Vic. I'm a bit worried about scratching...

Thanks, Vic. I'm a bit worried about scratching that pretty red paint :eek:
Forum: RV-14 12-12-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By bkervaski
Aft Left Baffle .. how?

How did you guys attach your aft left engine baffle? I can't find an angle of attack to get it installed.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-12-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By bkervaski
Fun! It's on my bucket list.

Fun! It's on my bucket list.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,300
Posted By bkervaski
100% agreed .. but not required .. so the casual...

100% agreed .. but not required .. so the casual visitor doesn't hit a paywall .. not sure if this is on purpose [ed. It is. v/r,dr]or just collateral outcome.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,300
Posted By bkervaski
Marketing comes in many forms .. building an...

Marketing comes in many forms .. building an airplane is a fringe hobby where traditional marketing won't really pay for itself. Somebody who wants to build an airplane is already out there seeking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,673
Posted By bkervaski
It's only worth what somebody pays for it, don't...

It's only worth what somebody pays for it, don't listen to the soulless lawyers scare tactics. Ultimately, if it's joint property, and you can't agree on a deal, you will just have to sell it and...
Forum: RV-14 12-10-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By bkervaski
Plastic corrugated tube, from Home Depot Aviation...

Plastic corrugated tube, from Home Depot Aviation Supply Company, around the brake lines in that area, it’s split and very easy install, $8.
Forum: RV-14 12-09-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By bkervaski
Pioneer Aircraft, they are hydro-dipped wood, not...

Pioneer Aircraft, they are hydro-dipped wood, not actual carbon fiber, so you can see the wood texture up close. Beautiful work and Guy is really friendly and helpful. They are handmade and a bit...
Forum: RV-14 12-09-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By bkervaski
Does anybody know where that red wire goes?

Just some avionics madness before Saturday cleanup!

http://halie.com/scale/20/oTj.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-08-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By bkervaski
In the case of a GTN and a G3X, the GTN feeds the...

In the case of a GTN and a G3X, the GTN feeds the data to the G3X through the can-bus network.

The GTN is the "certified source" which makes it legal to fly the aircraft IFR.

The fact that it's...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,055
Posted By bkervaski
William, We are just about neighbors, PM'd you...

William,

We are just about neighbors, PM'd you my info. I'm done with the airframe components sans fitting canopy.

Would love to meet you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 597
Posted By bkervaski
I haven't installed my Pitot yet so no experience...

I haven't installed my Pitot yet so no experience in that area but I was wondering what would be wrong with just shortening the tubes past the bend and then just running your AOA/PITOT tube a bit...
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 14,926
Posted By bkervaski
This stinks, sorry to hear about your troubles. ...

This stinks, sorry to hear about your troubles.

Nowhere in your message does it say you actually contacted Rotax directly, only a dealer. What did Rotax say?

At very least they should be willing...
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2017, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,891
Posted By bkervaski
It's painted, battleship gray, a super strong DTM...

It's painted, battleship gray, a super strong DTM epoxy primer with sealer. I painted when the manual told me to, page 32-08. Then, I painted the roll bar separately. I still have the canopy frame...
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,891
Posted By bkervaski
It's alive .. and didn't explode .....

It's alive .. and didn't explode .. woohoo!

http://halie.com/scale/15/oTo.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,999
Posted By bkervaski
'UGE! Congrats, Vans!!!

'UGE! Congrats, Vans!!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,124
Posted By bkervaski
Videos .. My wish list would have Van's offer a...

Videos .. My wish list would have Van's offer a library of professional quality videos for various tasks that covers what first time builders need throughout the entire build process.

In additional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,311
Posted By bkervaski
This is fantastic! What a great way to go.

This is fantastic! What a great way to go.
Forum: RV-14 11-30-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,891
Posted By bkervaski
Avionics: Everything is 2 days ...

Wow, even with a prefab panel and harness there are so many small things you need it's hard to prepare. Everything is going slow having to order a bit of this a bit of that one of those and two of...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-30-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By bkervaski
Sold! (some extra characters).

Sold! (some extra characters).
Forum: RV-4 11-30-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By bkervaski
Not an expert but fluid level, bent line, air in...

Not an expert but fluid level, bent line, air in the system, worn out springs, tension/torque on pedal bolts (off the top of my head). I would empty the system and re-bleed it, easiest way to start...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-30-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By bkervaski
SOLD: 2 x 4.8v USB Chargers

I have two of these 4.8v USB chargers for sale, $50 for both, free shipping. New and unused.

http://www.steinair.com/product/dual-usb-panel-jack/
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,136
Posted By bkervaski
There is a tungsten 1" bucking bar out there with...

There is a tungsten 1" bucking bar out there with one end angled that comes in handy, including making the rudder horn easy to deal with.

Here is the one I use, the pic doesn't show the angle -...
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By bkervaski
Did you ever hear back from Alan?

Did you ever hear back from Alan?
Forum: RV-10 11-28-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By bkervaski
Not sure if this will help but on the 14 the...

Not sure if this will help but on the 14 the powder coating on the legs was a problem, sanding it off in the conflicting areas really helped line everything up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,481
Posted By bkervaski
https://www.lycoming.com/content/hard-facts-about-...

https://www.lycoming.com/content/hard-facts-about-engine-break
Forum: RV-10 11-27-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 482
Posted By bkervaski
The 14 manual actually calls for making a set of...

The 14 manual actually calls for making a set of jigs, It probably could fit the 10's stab with little or no modification. It took me about 30 minutes to make, very similar to the stand made by...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-26-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By bkervaski
What type of connector?

Isn't this just a 3-pin micro-molex connector? The molex website is down for maintenance so not sure what it's officially called, need to order some.

http://halie.com/scale/20/oQE.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By bkervaski
I see a lot of posts about remote heating engines...

I see a lot of posts about remote heating engines .. I noticed some of the poster's locations were in moderate climates and was just curious what is everyone's criteria for heating up the...
Forum: RV-14 11-26-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By bkervaski
I just ended up removing the part and drilling...

I just ended up removing the part and drilling normally. It took all of maybe 45 minutes. I tried way to hard to avoid it, it was trivial, I just hate going backwards.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,212
Posted By bkervaski
Sealing antennas ..

I'm working on installing antennas today. The comm and transponder antennas come with gaskets, easy. The Garmin WAAS/GPS antenna has an o-ring but it's inside the screws so it will have to be...
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By bkervaski
If that's the last one on the tip (can't tell...

If that's the last one on the tip (can't tell from the pic) what I did is use a back riveting plate to just set the rivet using the already installed rivet on the opposite side, worked great .....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,539
Posted By bkervaski
Freakin' awesome! When you get back from flying...

Freakin' awesome! When you get back from flying please tell us about how you got it built in under 14 months?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,708
Posted By bkervaski
Love the video! I'm hoping to set something up...

Love the video! I'm hoping to set something up first of the year. I've never been to Oregon so going to make a few days of it and hopefully even check out the Vans factory.
Forum: RV-14 11-18-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,225
Posted By bkervaski
My 3x is set at 35psi for those ... at 55 I would...

My 3x is set at 35psi for those ... at 55 I would be destroying rivets and skins.
Forum: RV-14 11-18-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,124
Posted By bkervaski
Same here .. I just setup a camera to start...

Same here .. I just setup a camera to start recording when there is motion in the shop and then every night they automatically upload to Vimeo ..

Unfortunately there have been several nights that...
Forum: RV-14 11-17-2017, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,786
Posted By bkervaski
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q6_9A90cUk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Q6_9A90cUk
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By bkervaski
@M McGraw thanks! Wow! These things new are...

@M McGraw thanks!

Wow! These things new are expensive. The cheapest I found was ATS brand at $250 and the Sioux for $450!
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By bkervaski
What did you use that fit? Some of the ones I'm...

What did you use that fit?

Some of the ones I'm looking at give me the impression I may end up with a broken drill bit in a part.
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By bkervaski
:D Well, I'd prefer a bar to actuate the flaps...

:D Well, I'd prefer a bar to actuate the flaps but Vans didn't give me that option but what I did get was a sensor, it's got a place, and Stein went through the trouble of wiring it up for me so ......
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2017, 03:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks! I haven't looked at the gotchas in a...

Thanks! I haven't looked at the gotchas in a while .. going to start doing that with my morning coffee.

Any suggestions against a right angle drill attachment for this job? Perhaps something like...
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2017, 03:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By bkervaski
Looks like it's the Ray Allen sensor, can be...

Looks like it's the Ray Allen sensor, can be installed any way that gets the arm from 0-100%, assuming I assign values in my EFIS to the various percentages, makes sense.
Forum: RV-14 11-15-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By bkervaski
Pg 54-04; Flap Position Pushrod

Dropping in my wiring harness this week, going pretty good.

A little snag, not insurmountable, but looking for a better strategy than pulling out my flap linkage.

On page 54-04 it calls for...
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By bkervaski
@BobTurner I think I may have damaged the cheap...

@BobTurner I think I may have damaged the cheap die .. it won't even start now. I have a nicer set coming tomorrow from Amazon with some appropriate oil.
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks, all! Got some suitable lube now and a...

Thanks, all! Got some suitable lube now and a nicer tap and die set coming, I'll give it a go tomorrow and see how I fare. :)
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By bkervaski
Pg 47-14; Stainless Pin

Trying to cut threads into the stainless pins per the plans. I can't get more than about 1/4 inch done before the pin just starts turning in the vise, no matter how much pressure I put on it. The...
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By bkervaski
The never ending baffle ..

Probably one of the most fun assemblies so far has been the engine baffle .. because as soon as you think you're done, nope! Got get another part and keep on going. Whoever engineered this somehow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-10-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,273
Posted By bkervaski
Sent you a PM, give me a call.

Sent you a PM, give me a call.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,632
Posted By bkervaski
@LettersFromFlyoverCountry...

@LettersFromFlyoverCountry https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/letters/RV-3-4-6P1.pdf
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,745
Posted By bkervaski
Whoa! The race is tightening up! Didn't expect...

Whoa! The race is tightening up! Didn't expect this:

More than 20 Years - 25.64%

Now did you guys really "expect" your kit to have support for more than 20 years or is that just how you feel about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,745
Posted By bkervaski
@ChiefPilot For the purposes of this poll...

@ChiefPilot For the purposes of this poll "support" encapsulates everything you listed or anything you want. Cast your vote!

It's not supposed to be accurate or official, just interesting to see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By bkervaski
The oil cooler inlet assembly corners. There's...

The oil cooler inlet assembly corners. There's just no way to get perfect lines with RTV inside that thing. She was right, I kept messing with it until she took it away from me. Turned out good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,384
Posted By bkervaski
Okay, let's talk.

Sharing a funny story .. :D

I'm building my RV-14A with my girlfriend of 5 years, Phoenix, who is probably the smartest person I've ever met, but I digress ..

She stops the build as we're...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,632
Posted By bkervaski
.. and GM sells many millions of cars per year

.. and GM sells many millions of cars per year
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