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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Posted By bkervaski
Nice! Well deserved.

Nice! Well deserved.
Forum: RV-14 01-17-2019, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 778
Posted By bkervaski
I just flooded them with MEK and then used a long...

I just flooded them with MEK and then used a long wooden dowl to push some clean cloth through as best as possible. Then just let it dry and then get spray can primer and just turn it while you...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-14-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,727
Posted By bkervaski
It's a realistic simulator ......

It's a realistic simulator ... https://www.x-plane.com/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-14-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,294
Posted By bkervaski
In my case, definitely rebooted.

In my case, definitely rebooted.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-13-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,294
Posted By bkervaski
I've had the G3X Touch reboot once during the...

I've had the G3X Touch reboot once during the ADHRS calibration. Latest version, GAD27 installed. Happened on first flight after map updates. Hasn't happened since.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 01-12-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,617
Posted By bkervaski
Thats the way we’ve been getting in and out of...

Thats the way we’ve been getting in and out of our 14, never thought about it being an issue, seems really strong.
Forum: RV-14 01-12-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,605
Posted By bkervaski
I didn't have much trouble removing it with just...

I didn't have much trouble removing it with just a razor blade, took about 2 hours.
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-12-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,727
Posted By bkervaski
This is awesome! Hopefully will have a glass...

This is awesome! Hopefully will have a glass panel :D
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,605
Posted By bkervaski
Apparently, for some reason, the QB folks go back...

Apparently, for some reason, the QB folks go back and put a thick bead of proseal over the entire area. It's clear that they did the steps correctly but why they went back and put another line on...
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By bkervaski
I am 6'2" with a 33" inseam and have the Classic...

I am 6'2" with a 33" inseam and have the Classic Aero seats installed on the middle hinge.

My pedals are in the forward position and it's very comfortable. For others to reach the pedals I just put...
Forum: RV-14 01-09-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,605
Posted By bkervaski
It appears that the QB folks place a large...

It appears that the QB folks place a large excessive bead of sealant over this entire area afterwards so it forms a slope like the red line in my diagram on post 19, basically forming a ramp for...
Forum: RV-14 01-08-2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,605
Posted By bkervaski
My recommendation is to pull the seal off and...

My recommendation is to pull the seal off and re-do it per the manual, there shouldn't be any sealant on top. Take a look at my pic in post 19, note only the shaded areas have sealant. Yours is how...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-07-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,927
Posted By bkervaski
Full res++ Best pic ever!

Full res++

Best pic ever!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-07-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 666
Posted By bkervaski
WTV: RV-10

If anyone is selling ... looking for a buddy who is ready to buy and fly!
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By bkervaski
It's all about your angle of attack ... try...

It's all about your angle of attack ... try standing on a stool so your elbow is at a more natural bend ... makes all the difference. Trying to install them standing on the ground is painful and if...
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,605
Posted By bkervaski
Will do, next time I'm at the hangar I'll grab...

Will do, next time I'm at the hangar I'll grab pics.

If you don't mind, post a pic of yours.
Forum: RV-14 01-07-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,605
Posted By bkervaski
Just a quick follow up to this post ... I removed...

Just a quick follow up to this post ... I removed the QB seal, wasn't terrible to remove just a bit time consuming. Some masking tape and new razor blades are all that was needed. The rib holes...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-07-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By bkervaski
Nobody claiming this build? I'm curious about the...

Nobody claiming this build? I'm curious about the parachute system ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 503
Posted By bkervaski
RV-7 w/BRS @ Evoke / Gadsden, AL

Hey guys, was up visiting our friends at Plane Schemers/Evoke Aviation today and they were working on an RV-7 w/BRS chute ... anybody want to claim it? I have questions ... :p
Forum: Primers 01-02-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By bkervaski
No expert here, but seems like you could get into...

No expert here, but seems like you could get into the alclad, it's amazingly thin:

0.016 skin = 0.0008 cladding
0.025 skin = 0.0013 cladding
0.032 skin = 0.0016 cladding
Forum: Propellers 01-01-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,427
Posted By bkervaski
:( That stinks!

:( That stinks!
Forum: Primers 01-01-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 814
Posted By bkervaski
Polishing will remove the alclad corrosion...

Polishing will remove the alclad corrosion protection .. best to just leave as-is if you aren't going to prime. Maybe clean with soap and water if they are really dirty ...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,349
Posted By bkervaski
So far so good .. down right now, gotta get the...

So far so good .. down right now, gotta get the canopy front skin repaired and repainted in a small area and rework the sealant (there's a thread around here about it somewhere).

Nothing that I...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,349
Posted By bkervaski
Are you experiencing leaks?

Are you experiencing leaks?
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,976
Posted By bkervaski
LEDs don’t generate much heat. Less amp draw =...

LEDs don’t generate much heat. Less amp draw = less heat.
Forum: RV-14 12-30-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,976
Posted By bkervaski
I don't know anything about Flyleds, but I hear...

I don't know anything about Flyleds, but I hear great things about them.

I am using AeroLeds all around and they are wow bright!
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,605
Posted By bkervaski
Think "tacky" not really "sticky". That canopy...

Think "tacky" not really "sticky". That canopy front skin is thin, it doesn't take much to hold it in place while the act of raising the canopy shoves it into proseal that shouldn't be there.

It...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,605
Posted By bkervaski
Looks like a combination of both. The proseal...

Looks like a combination of both. The proseal and skin get "tacky", perhaps temperature related, and that's enough to hold it in place until the edge digs in as you raise it.

The red line shows...
Forum: RV-14 12-28-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,605
Posted By bkervaski
I have almost 20 hours on the airplane since I...

I have almost 20 hours on the airplane since I got it back from paint and it just now did that ... so beware ... temperature changes, etc, may cause it to happen. Doesn't take much and you don't...
Forum: RV-14 12-27-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,605
Posted By bkervaski
@Logan have you painted yet?

@Logan have you painted yet?
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,605
Posted By bkervaski
The issue isn't with the skins touching .. the...

The issue isn't with the skins touching .. the issue, after some research, is the proseal application. This is a much bigger issue than I initially thought that will take some time to remedy. Very...
Forum: RV-14 12-26-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,605
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks for the feedback all! The consensus so...

Thanks for the feedback all!

The consensus so far seems to be that I need to taper the canopy bottom skin and perhaps shave back the skin another 16th.

Keep the suggestions coming :)
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,605
Posted By bkervaski
Canopy Issue (after paint) ... Heartbreaking

Yikes! (the pic makes it look a lot worse than it actually is)

This happened at the paint shop already during reassembly, the painter fixed it perfect. Happened again this morning. Been about 15...
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,415
Posted By bkervaski
If it's not too much trouble, for a sanity check...

If it's not too much trouble, for a sanity check and comparison, can some of you 14 guys post your G3X Touch AP settings?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By bkervaski
How did you prep the surface before you painted?

How did you prep the surface before you painted?
Forum: RV-14 12-20-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,058
Posted By bkervaski
Yes! Can't wait to see how they turned out :)

Yes! Can't wait to see how they turned out :)
Forum: ADS-B 12-20-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,562
Posted By bkervaski
Definitely would call that a save! Well done and...

Definitely would call that a save! Well done and glad you're safe :eek:
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By bkervaski
Mine ended up like this, totally fine.

Mine ended up like this, totally fine.
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,415
Posted By bkervaski
It's definitely free and no friction, I can...

It's definitely free and no friction, I can pinky-push it up and down with no effort. Same positive and negative. Very balanced.

Compared to the Cherokee I was flying it's like magic and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,168
Posted By bkervaski
I don't think the site has ever had SSL enabled,...

I don't think the site has ever had SSL enabled, at least since I've been visiting.
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,415
Posted By bkervaski
Elevator is very smooth and free. I would love...

Elevator is very smooth and free. I would love to know what final numbers for the servos you had on this for comparison if it's not too much trouble.



Yea, did this already .. a bit scary when it...
Forum: RV-14 12-19-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,415
Posted By bkervaski
G3X Touch Autopilot Autotrim .. Hunting

I've followed the Garmin G3X Touch Autopilot tuning guide. The AP works great and doesn't seem to work to hard to do its thing.

As a last step have enabled the autotrim.

Occasionally, the...
Forum: RV-10 12-19-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By bkervaski
There are several in central Alabama if you can't...

There are several in central Alabama if you can't find anyone near you let me know and I'll PM you their info.
Forum: RV-14 12-18-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 598
Posted By bkervaski
Fuel Pressure Issue?

Thought I had this solved.

Occasionally when turning on the Andair boost pump I get 38-39 PSI which triggers an alarm.

Seems to happen mostly when I'm in the pattern running slow. Never happens...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,920
Posted By bkervaski
Did this updated yesterday .. Visual Approach is...

Did this updated yesterday .. Visual Approach is awesome.

No issues with the update, GTN625 and used VMWare Fusion on my Mac to build the SD card which was a 16GB SDHC from PNY.
Forum: Safety 12-14-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,614
Posted By bkervaski
Yikes! Been there, done that :( :o

Yikes! Been there, done that :( :o
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks, all, for the help. It seems there were...

Thanks, all, for the help.

It seems there were some AIRINC and RS232 settings missing in the GTN settings, now the option for Internal or External nav shows up correctly on the flight plan.

I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-12-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By bkervaski
G3X Touch using GTN 6xx for NAV

I've been hunting the manual to see how to tell the G3X Touch that my GTN 6xx is connected and coming up short.

How do I configure the G3X Touch to use the GTN 6xx as the NAV source?

Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks all. @DanH the -14 comes with the rubber...

Thanks all.

@DanH the -14 comes with the rubber baffle seals cut to final size and chamfered. Vans only sells the entire kit, it was around $400. If I was to replace I would just need two small...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By bkervaski
The tears are probably 1/8 inch. I'm really just...

The tears are probably 1/8 inch. I'm really just trying to prevent them from getting worse over time. Not even noticeable when I push them back into place.

I wonder if some CA will do it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By bkervaski
Baffle Seal Rip/Tear ... any way to repair?

I have a couple very minor baffle seal rips/tears from just taking the cowl off and on, is there a cement that can be used to successfully bond these tears so they don't progress?

They aren't bad...
Forum: RV-14 12-03-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,264
Posted By bkervaski
I also did the baffles out of order, but I taped...

I also did the baffles out of order, but I taped the rubber seals down with a generous amount of masking tape before fitting the top cowl ... you don't necessarily have to remove the baffles.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,415
Posted By bkervaski
What Phase I Looks Like

Here is what Phase I looks like on a Garmin G3X ... just in case anyone was wondering :D

Now if I can just figure out how to clear the tracks so I can see the map again...
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks for the advice! The spring has plenty of...

Thanks for the advice! The spring has plenty of tension so I'll leave it as-is.
Forum: RV-14 12-01-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By bkervaski
RV-14A Nose Gear Spring Nut

Just checking over everything nearing my 40 hours ...

On my nose gear the MS21045-6 nut bottoms out on the threads. The instructions say "Fully torque the nut" but it wasn't getting to the torque...
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2018, 07:41 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 86,777
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome! You'll love the 14. Congrats!

Awesome! You'll love the 14. Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,710
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome. Thank him for his service, it's really...

Awesome. Thank him for his service, it's really appreciated!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By bkervaski
No, Alan Cummins of Cummins Spinners (Austrailia)...

No, Alan Cummins of Cummins Spinners (Austrailia) - https://www.cumminspinners.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By bkervaski
Alan is MIA, nobody has heard from him in what...

Alan is MIA, nobody has heard from him in what seems like several months. No responses to emails over the last 4-5 weeks. As far as we can tell, he's out of business. Hope he's okay!

To make a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By bkervaski
I would think either aluminum or carbon fiber is...

I would think either aluminum or carbon fiber is strictly an aesthetic/ramp appeal upgrade.

Personally, I would love a carbon fiber spinner. So much in fact I've reached out to a hydro-dipping shop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By bkervaski
Aluminum and Carbon Fiber Spinners

I'm trying to gauge interest in quality Aluminum and Carbon Fiber spinners:

Aluminum Spinners ... $550US
Carbon Fiber Spinners ... $750US

Thoughts and opinions welcome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By bkervaski
Crossing the T's, Dotting the I's ... Wrapping up Phase I

I'm wrapping up my 40 hours and just wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything going from Phase I to the perpetual Phase II.

It's my understand that I only need to log the following entry:



And...
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