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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs Yesterday, 06:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By bkervaski
@olyolson I've been hunting for a cable that will...

@olyolson I've been hunting for a cable that will provide usb power and audio, where did you get yours?
Forum: RV-14 07-16-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By bkervaski
I couldnít get them to my liking either so I...

I couldnít get them to my liking either so I switched to the flyboys internal stop.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 07-16-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By bkervaski
Took me all of 2 minutes to make one with the...

Took me all of 2 minutes to make one with the pattern and a block of wood with a band saw.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,062
Posted By bkervaski
No issues with the site, works great for me,...

No issues with the site, works great for me, that's who I built it for. Anybody else can use it if they want, or not.

However, it is geo-fenced and there are plenty of networks blocked due to...
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks :) Also, a magnetic V Block really makes...

Thanks :)

Also, a magnetic V Block really makes drilling those steel tubes easy:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XCWW6R4
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 284
Posted By bkervaski
They should definitely fit inside, sounds like...

They should definitely fit inside, sounds like you got the wrong size.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,062
Posted By bkervaski
Will do! I'm ready to cut the cord, so to speak,...

Will do! I'm ready to cut the cord, so to speak, from KEET. The weather hasn't been cooperating last few days.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,062
Posted By bkervaski
Some regions and internet providers won't have...

Some regions and internet providers won't have access.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,062
Posted By bkervaski
Paint. I'm going to polish the aluminum spinner...

Paint. I'm going to polish the aluminum spinner but beyond that I'm not dedicated enough to keep up a polished aircraft, although I think they look awesome.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,062
Posted By bkervaski
Aluminum is beautiful!

I thought this was a great pic so I'm just going to leave it right here ...

http://halie.com/scale/25/obE.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By bkervaski
Well, chased this one around a bit. This issue...

Well, chased this one around a bit.

This issue was the prop governor gasket leaking .. the bolts weren't torqued to spec.

A small amount of oil apparently goes a long way when it's leaking. It...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-13-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By bkervaski
Yep! Just didn't have it configured correctly. ...

Yep! Just didn't have it configured correctly. Easy fix.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks guys. I got an email from Garmin with the...

Thanks guys. I got an email from Garmin with the answer, here is what you need:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5psjlxtcrqhwyj4/G3X%20Touch%20with%20GTN%20and%20GTX%2045R%20Configuration.pdf?dl=0

I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-12-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By bkervaski
G3X Touch + GTN 625 - No Traffic on 625

I have a G3X Touch with a GTN-625, my ADS-B antenna is plugged into the GTX-345R transponder, which sends weather and traffic via CAN-BUS to the G3X Touch (and I assumed other devices).

Shouldn't I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-11-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 381
Posted By bkervaski
I love it! Dual G3X Touch w/GTN-625, dual remote...

I love it!

Dual G3X Touch w/GTN-625, dual remote comms, GAD-27, GTX-345R.

RV-14A, IO-390.

Love the integration, powerful.

What do I love most? The fantastic support I get from SteinAir and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By bkervaski
Update: Removed prop, a few tiny "hair" like...

Update: Removed prop, a few tiny "hair" like pieces of aluminum collected in/on/around the prop seal. Most about 1/8 long, one about 2 inches long.

I'm wondering if this material was there before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By bkervaski
I just ordered two from Aircraft Spruce -...

I just ordered two from Aircraft Spruce - https://m.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/hartzellpropeller.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By bkervaski
It's collecting inside the flywheel. Okay, I'll...

It's collecting inside the flywheel.

Okay, I'll take the prop off and see if the seal was damage, sounds like in any case it has to come off.

Thanks all, please keep the advice coming :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 934
Posted By bkervaski
CS Prop Seal Oil Leak?

I think I have the (in)famous CS Prop Seal Oil Leak issue.

As I understand it (please correct me if I'm wrong) a new prop will leak oil until the seal "seats".

My question is, how long does that...
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,977
Posted By bkervaski
I feel your pain ... wear glasses ... seriously...

I feel your pain ... wear glasses ... seriously ... that solved my microfit molex crimping issues.

There are 3 sets of "dog ears" or "tabs" on the pins. The two wire-facing tabs are for the wire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By bkervaski
Problem solved, thanks guys!

Problem solved, thanks guys!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By bkervaski
As my memory reconstructs the specific details of...

As my memory reconstructs the specific details of the flight I edited the post a couple times. To be frank, I didn't notice any issues on climb and the specific numbers at specific points may not be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By bkervaski
3rd Flight - Low Manifold Pressure

Happy Independence Day!

3rd Flight Today!

Everything seemed to be running smooth, reduced throttle and prop to ease up to 3500, had a good climb rate, other planes in the pattern, engine sounded...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By bkervaski
Tire Pressure - Tubless Michelin Aviators

Looking for general guidance on maintaining tire pressure on the tubeless Beringer supplied Michelin Aviator tires.

The max pressure is 88psi.

I currently have about 35psi, but after some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,478
Posted By bkervaski
Second flight went without any issues, although...

Second flight went without any issues, although very short due to the morning burn-off hanging around creating a solid layer, didn't want to risk loosing the field so I landed.

The few squawks I had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,199
Posted By bkervaski
Fantastic! Love the paint and good looking crew :)

Fantastic! Love the paint and good looking crew :)
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By bkervaski
Yep, you have to trim to fit. I took about 1/8...

Yep, you have to trim to fit. I took about 1/8 off and also removed some material from the center. Perfect fit!
Forum: RV-14 06-28-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 831
Posted By bkervaski
I installed the flyboys internal rudder stop and...

I installed the flyboys internal rudder stop and recommend it. I could never fabricate the Vans part to my liking.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By bkervaski
Beautiful airplane! Congrats!

Beautiful airplane! Congrats!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-28-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By bkervaski
I had a bad GMU-22, replacement calibrated easily...

I had a bad GMU-22, replacement calibrated easily first time.

Thanks, SteinAir, for getting me the replacement so fast! Top notch service as always.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,478
Posted By bkervaski
It's really hard to say on the hours, but it was...

It's really hard to say on the hours, but it was 14 months first rivet to first flight, best guess 20-25 hours per week on average, two people.

It helps to have that second person organizing,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,478
Posted By bkervaski
Perfect, no tendencies, better than expected. ...

Perfect, no tendencies, better than expected. The thunderbolt IO-390 is so smooth. Really happy with it.

Thanks everybody :) :) :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,478
Posted By bkervaski
RV-14A N196 First Flight!

First flight! Went great and uneventful, here's a video - https://vimeo.com/277339586

Thank you Vans, VAF, SteinAir, Vic Syracuse, Dan Horton, and most of all my co-builder Phoenix. What a...
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,975
Posted By bkervaski
Since itís not structural perhaps just proseal...

Since itís not structural perhaps just proseal and no rivets?
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By bkervaski
Same, moved outboard.

Same, moved outboard.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks, Steve. I totally missed that, I bet it's...

Thanks, Steve.

I totally missed that, I bet it's wrong. I don't remember in what orientation I mounted it (if it was an option, just followed the Vans manual) :eek: I'll check first thing in the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks, Walt. The ADAHRS is mounted on the back...

Thanks, Walt.

The ADAHRS is mounted on the back of the PFD, I selected "Tubes Forward, Connectors Down".

I didn't see a setting for GMU orientation, maybe that's it, but can't seem to find anything...
Forum: RV-14 06-24-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,975
Posted By bkervaski
Yep, same location @Reflex posted on mine.

Yep, same location @Reflex posted on mine.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 608
Posted By bkervaski
G3X Touch 6.0 Magnetometer Calibration - Failed

We tried 5 times today to calibrate the magnetometer in our G3X Touch (v6.0) with no luck:

Try 1: 98% (of minimum)
Try 2: 63%
Try 3: 67%
Try 4: 94%
Try 5: 67%

The magnetic interference test passes...
Forum: RV-14 06-23-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,975
Posted By bkervaski
It's common, I've seen it in more than a few...

It's common, I've seen it in more than a few RV's. Mine has some, not very noticeable but definitely there. The J-Stiffener is what caused mine, not perfectly straight, there is a slight twist in...
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,086
Posted By bkervaski
Too awesome! Congrats! :D :D :D

Too awesome! Congrats! :D :D :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,259
Posted By bkervaski
Great info! Confused on one point .. the...

Great info! Confused on one point .. the audio/usb cable that comes with the Garmin Virb 30 Ultra's aviation bundle does or doesn't provide power as well as cockpit audio?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,888
Posted By bkervaski
A zip-tie also works well to hold them together,...

A zip-tie also works well to hold them together, then just snip it off when you're done.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By bkervaski
Garmin Pilot W+B

Is anyone using the Garmin Pilot W+B app? If so, how did you determine the numbers for the envelope?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-14-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By bkervaski
Try Cleveland Tool, you can buy just 1.

Try Cleveland Tool, you can buy just 1.
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2018, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By bkervaski
RV-14 for "Tall People" issue

All,

There is an couple notable observations surfacing with the pedal control bar if you have it in the most forward position. The forward bar's master cylinder attach tab will hit the aft bar (or...
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By bkervaski
Just an anecdotal side note; we spent way more...

Just an anecdotal side note; we spent way more time putting off/complaining about some of the more challenging tasks than we did actually doing them. Even something as feared as the canopy...
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By bkervaski
The 14 is probably somewhere between the 8 and 12...

The 14 is probably somewhere between the 8 and 12 in terms of difficulty. I would say closer to the 8 than the 12. There is a good mix of assembling (albeit via regular rivets, not pulled rivets)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome, thanks!

Awesome, thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 290
Posted By bkervaski
Garmin AP Servos -- Center?

Do Garmin AP servos have a "center" that has to be set or do they just more or less work from the position they startup in?

For example, the only comparison I have, in the RC world a servo might...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-07-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By bkervaski
You can use a "discrete input", would be pretty...

You can use a "discrete input", would be pretty easy, and you can disable it via the system if you, for example, put a young kid in the back and find yourself constantly flying straight and level...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,537
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks, all! We're taking a couple days off and...

Thanks, all!

We're taking a couple days off and then back to buttoning it up and the remainder of my list plus some recommendations from Dan and Vic and then start first flight planning!

Very...
Forum: RV-14 06-06-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By bkervaski
Rudder Pedal Linkage

Are the rudder pedal linkage positions always symmetrical?

For example, the left linkage position seems to give slightly better rudder travel with equal slack on the opposite cable if I have it in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,537
Posted By bkervaski
Phoenix gets the lion's share of the credit. Not...

Phoenix gets the lion's share of the credit. Not only has she been there every step keeping us organized but somehow managed to enjoy it while putting up with me at the same time. Not sure how she...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,537
Posted By bkervaski
This just happened ...

Awesome.

http://halie.com/scale/33/oEb.jpg


[ed. Can't see pic - (1629Z - MacBook Pro and PC Desktop both up to date). Congrats if that's a pink slip folks are talking about below. Huge...
Forum: RV-14 06-02-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By bkervaski
Yep, I simply flipped the sensor wiring, all...

Yep, I simply flipped the sensor wiring, all fixed!

Thanks, all!!!
Forum: RV-14 06-01-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,789
Posted By bkervaski
First Start!

First start today, woohoo!

Fairly uneventful except there was an odd CHT/EGT issue on #3.

In the first 10-15 seconds the CHT shot up to 1000 degrees then a big red X appeared.

The EGT never went...
Forum: Safety 05-31-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,208
Posted By bkervaski
Yes, but you would remain conscious considerably...

Yes, but you would remain conscious considerably longer than the fire can survive.

Not recommending anything, just curiously watching this thread ...
Forum: RV-14 05-31-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,425
Posted By bkervaski
It's harder to explain than it really is .. a...

It's harder to explain than it really is .. a very easy thing to do.

You just put a back riveting plate underneath the rudder's opposing rivet, then just use that opposing rivet as the "bucking bar"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,059
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome! Was it shorted on the sender itself or...

Awesome! Was it shorted on the sender itself or in your harness? (i.e., did you have to take the sender out)?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-26-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,962
Posted By bkervaski
Great video and congrats! Also, great job not...

Great video and congrats!

Also, great job not loosing your cool when you smelled smoke, that had to be unnerving to say the least.
Forum: RV-14 05-26-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,254
Posted By bkervaski
This is probably going to depend more on how the...

This is probably going to depend more on how the harness is setup. The first batch of RV-14 Hooker Harnesses were too short, they have since released an updated RV-14 harness that deletes the Van's...
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