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Forum: RV-14 Today, 08:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,507
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 Yesterday, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,539
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: 12
Views: 462
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: 12
Views: 462
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: 12
Views: 462
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: 12
Views: 462
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: 12
Views: 462
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: 12
Views: 462
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-14-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,164
Posted By bkervaski
A word or caution, you give up any buyer...

A word or caution, you give up any buyer protection when you do that, you won’t be able to dispute.
Forum: RV-14 11-14-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
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: 445
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: 445
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: 311
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: 1,985
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: 7,933
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: 1,612
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: 1,612
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: 1,323
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: 1,323
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: 7,933
Posted By bkervaski
.. and GM sells many millions of cars per year

.. and GM sells many millions of cars per year
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,612
Posted By bkervaski
^^^ this x 1000 The poll is just for fun and to...

^^^ this x 1000

The poll is just for fun and to see what people expected. I have a hunch how the results will look if people are honest with themselves ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,933
Posted By bkervaski
Yea, I can see that rationale for plans-built. ...

Yea, I can see that rationale for plans-built.

There are a lot of RV-6's out there that need insurance, somebody would step up.

Anybody in the insurance industry have an opinion?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,933
Posted By bkervaski
If they had done that with the modern kits (7-14)...

If they had done that with the modern kits (7-14) then I would agree, but the kits they put on notice were 30+ years old:

1971 RV-3 (46 years)
1980 RV-4 (37 years)
1986 RV-6 (31 years)

It's a gift...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,612
Posted By bkervaski
@rleffler cast your vote!

@rleffler cast your vote!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,612
Posted By bkervaski
How long should Vans support a kit?

Time gives way to advances in technology, machinery, methods, and materials. New kits become easier to build and maintain and designs simplified.

How long is "long enough" to maintain parts and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,933
Posted By bkervaski
This is one of those topics that immediately fell...

This is one of those topics that immediately fell victim to "Forum Fever".

Nowhere does it say anything was being discontinued, if anything, it was a letter of ongoing commitment but just putting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,933
Posted By bkervaski
They haven't dropped support, it will just cost...

They haven't dropped support, it will just cost more and perhaps take longer. At least they told everybody, they could have just as easily not said a thing (the better PR move) and at some point your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,933
Posted By bkervaski
Introduced ... 1971 RV-3 (46 years) 1980 RV-4...

Introduced ...

1971 RV-3 (46 years)
1980 RV-4 (37 years)
1986 RV-6 (31 years)

Wow!
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-08-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By bkervaski
I'm not sure about the ones you're looking at but...

I'm not sure about the ones you're looking at but there are fail "closed" relays out there whereas when they fail they continue to work, you just can't turn them off, we use them all the time in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks! I did check last night. They had some...

Thanks! I did check last night. They had some steel C channel, but no aluminum. Lots of aluminum angle, though. I couldn't tell by the finish what it was and it wasn't labeled. Didn't look like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,933
Posted By bkervaski
It's just supply and demand and Vans has stepped...

It's just supply and demand and Vans has stepped up by letting the older kit builders/flyers know that "hey, even though we can't make any money on these kits or parts anymore, we're here for you!"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By bkervaski
C Channel 2024

Hey all, anyone know a source for undrilled C Channel 2024? I need approximately 2" wall by 1/2" flange, about 2-3 feet, thin walled. I need it to make a shelf for avionics install. Plan "B" is to...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,882
Posted By bkervaski
The count I read was at 47. People like them and...

The count I read was at 47. People like them and aren't letting them go and the ones that do get a premium. I'd imagine in a few years when there are a couple hundred they will be easier to find...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By bkervaski
SteinAir rocks! Even sent me pics of my own panel...

SteinAir rocks! Even sent me pics of my own panel ha!

http://halie.com/scale/15/o4P.jpg
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By bkervaski
Okay, thanks guys, starting to get a clear...

Okay, thanks guys, starting to get a clear picture. I assumed that routing below the subpanel to the avionics in the front bay wasn't going to be an option. I put my co-builder in the airplane and...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By bkervaski
I'm installing a prebuilt harness. It's not like...

I'm installing a prebuilt harness. It's not like the 12 as far as I can tell. I have all the 14 docs, they really don't get into the specifics of the avionics as everybody is doing different things.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-07-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By bkervaski
Scott, Your OCD will adjust, mine did. Started...

Scott,

Your OCD will adjust, mine did. Started out strong but it eases back once you realize as a first time builder it's not going to be a masterpiece. The emp phase includes ordering numerous...
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2017, 07:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By bkervaski
Basically I'm trying to figure out where to...

Basically I'm trying to figure out where to install the main core harness to run all of it's various runs/legs to the components.
Forum: COMM 11-07-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 333
Posted By bkervaski
@JackinMichigan When did you buy them? AeroLED...

@JackinMichigan When did you buy them? AeroLED released updated versions of the light packages that were causing noise .. the boxes are labeled "12V".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 877
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome, congrats! Pics!!!

Awesome, congrats! Pics!!!
Forum: RV-12 11-07-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,495
Posted By bkervaski
Nope, just a certified panel mounted NAV source...

Nope, just a certified panel mounted NAV source (GTN 6xx, etc).
Forum: RV-14 11-07-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks! I'm coming up short on pics behind the...

Thanks! I'm coming up short on pics behind the panel. Lots of pics of people getting their avionics placed.

What I'm trying to figure out is where folks are putting the bulk of their wiring...
Forum: Reviews 11-06-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By bkervaski
SteinAir

I can't praise SteinAir enough. There hasn't been a single time I've called or emailed, no matter how trivial or amature the question is, that I didn't get prompt, friendly, and professional answer....
Forum: Interiors 11-06-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By bkervaski
I recommend Classic Aero ... superior quality ......

I recommend Classic Aero ... superior quality ... http://classic.aero
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By bkervaski
Panel Harness - Anyone have pics?

Anyone have pics of their SteinAir wiring harness installed behind their panel? Looking for ideas. Finding plenty of pics of avionics in place but not much with the harness.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-06-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By bkervaski
A lot of your decision is going to be determined...

A lot of your decision is going to be determined by how much access you have to the area and what tools you can get in there. If you can get a pneumatic rivet gun or something like a Cleveland "Main...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-04-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 624
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks for the info, do you have pics of the...

Thanks for the info, do you have pics of the finished glareshield?
Forum: RV-14 11-04-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By bkervaski
Engine Hung! Woohoo!

Yep, this just happened .. and the awesome girl on the left is my co-builder, Phoenix.

http://halie.com/scale/15/o4t.jpg
Forum: RV-10 11-02-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,508
Posted By bkervaski
I expected a pristine and perfect fuse and wings...

I expected a pristine and perfect fuse and wings .. what I got was a good quality fuse and wings with some minor cosmetic issues ..

My expectations were too high, however, like others suggested,...
Forum: RV-14 11-02-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By bkervaski
.. my entire LIFE has fiberglass dust on it .....

.. my entire LIFE has fiberglass dust on it .. just sayin :p
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By bkervaski
It's about 12-16 hours worth. I could probably...

It's about 12-16 hours worth. I could probably do a second set in half the time. Mine turned out good but I had to fight for it.

Yep! Popsicle stick and a tiny dot of CA is perfect for sliding in...
Forum: RV-14 11-01-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By bkervaski
Wheel Pants .. DONE!

I just need some VAF love .. wheel pants done .. wow what a chore :o
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-01-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,216
Posted By bkervaski
Build on ++

Build on ++
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,055
Posted By bkervaski
What's another way for Doug to guarantee the...

What's another way for Doug to guarantee the images are under his control?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,055
Posted By bkervaski
I'm not contradicting myself at all and have been...

I'm not contradicting myself at all and have been saying the same thing all along, I have never changed my position. This debate has happened many times outside of this particular thread.

Today VAF...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,055
Posted By bkervaski
I'll add that while folks would be willing to pay...

I'll add that while folks would be willing to pay monthly to post on VAF while they build, especially if it's a preserved archive of knowledge that included pics, there's not going to be much of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,055
Posted By bkervaski
Done! $10/month. Who wants to sign up? Doug,...

Done! $10/month. Who wants to sign up? Doug, set us up a DNS alias pointing img.vansairforce.com to vaf.halie.com. I'll spin-off a service, will take me 20 minutes. Payments via PayPal. I'll...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,055
Posted By bkervaski
Keeping the images with the forum to preserve the...

Keeping the images with the forum to preserve the knowledge, not images linked all over the internet to services that may or may not exist tomorrow, whereas when they disappear the forum knowledge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,055
Posted By bkervaski
It's trivial to have the image resized...

It's trivial to have the image resized automatically by the forum when uploaded, the user doesn't need to be involved or have any idea how to resize an image.

My point about picture size is that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,055
Posted By bkervaski
Size doesn't matter much any more if built-out...

Size doesn't matter much any more if built-out right using services like Amazon provides.

However, the software is just PHP based, you can resize an image on upload with just a few lines of code,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,055
Posted By bkervaski
The same issue as using hosting companies .. the...

The same issue as using hosting companies .. the pics need to be with the forum close to the database to preserve the knowledge. Separating the parties doesn't solve the problem, you end up in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,055
Posted By bkervaski
The problem with this line of reasoning is that...

The problem with this line of reasoning is that builders may not know they need the information until they need it.

A post from 3 years ago, for example, solves a problem I have today. Never...
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