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Forum: RV-14 03-17-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,629
Posted By bkervaski
I had some exhaust material rubbed off as well,...

I had some exhaust material rubbed off as well, just swapped them for Rick's aftermarket part, those clamps are not going anywhere, far superior, 10/10!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,759
Posted By bkervaski
Totally Awesome!!!

Totally Awesome!!!
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,325
Posted By bkervaski
Itís only available for the Tosten sticks, wonít...

Itís only available for the Tosten sticks, wonít work with the stock sticks.
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,325
Posted By bkervaski
Same here, waiting for that awesome gust lock for...

Same here, waiting for that awesome gust lock for the standard 14 sticks!
Forum: COMM 02-08-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By bkervaski
You would be going between coverage zones so fast...

You would be going between coverage zones so fast it wouldn't be worth it ... you would spend half the time just trying to tune in another station ... just curious, why would you do this instead of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,824
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome! Strong work :)

Awesome! Strong work :)
Forum: RV-14 02-02-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,878
Posted By bkervaski
Plenty of builders around that would fly over and...

Plenty of builders around that would fly over and help when the time comes just fire the grill up and holler when youíre ready!
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-02-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,135
Posted By bkervaski
Nope. Ignition switch (historically called...

Nope.

Ignition switch (historically called P-Lead) just turns off the spark for that particular PMag.

The test switch (or pulling the breaker) disconnects ships power at which point the PMag's...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-02-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,135
Posted By bkervaski
Maybe not every flight, but every flight day. It...

Maybe not every flight, but every flight day. It takes literally 6 seconds (3 seconds per side) if you have the switches installed on the panel.

The switches are REALLY easy to install, the hardest...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-02-2021, 06:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,135
Posted By bkervaski
This ^^^ It can get confusing because some folks...

This ^^^

It can get confusing because some folks do put switches that ground the spark (P-Lead) as well as switches that remove ship's power. Usually, these are push button start setups but I've...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 01-31-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,603
Posted By bkervaski
Awe man, so sorry for your loss :(

Awe man, so sorry for your loss :(
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,135
Posted By bkervaski
My fear with this is that you'll be on a trip and...

My fear with this is that you'll be on a trip and that breaker decides to .. well .. break .. after years of being used as a switch .. and you're stuck :(
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,135
Posted By bkervaski
Just to re-iterate, the PMag generators are only...

Just to re-iterate, the PMag generators are only guaranteed to work at 900 rpm or above so if you're at idle and disconnect ships power (switch or breaker) then the engine will shutdown as the PMags...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,135
Posted By bkervaski
There should be no change when testing the PMag...

There should be no change when testing the PMag generators by removing ships power. If there is a change, you have a problem.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-27-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 584
Posted By bkervaski
Totally awesome! Congrats :D :D :D

Totally awesome! Congrats :D :D :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-27-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,135
Posted By bkervaski
The extra switches are for testing the PMag...

The extra switches are for testing the PMag generators during your run-up so you don't have to wear out the breakers, as I understand breakers aren't designed to be used as a switch...
Forum: Southeast 01-25-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By bkervaski
Don's Dream Machines, KEKY, 205-230-5787

Don's Dream Machines, KEKY, 205-230-5787
Forum: RV-14 01-22-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,514
Posted By bkervaski
The Denso IKH 27's are only $9 on Amazon :eek:

The Denso IKH 27's are only $9 on Amazon :eek:
Forum: Painting your RV 01-15-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,714
Posted By bkervaski
:p :D :p :D

:p :D :p :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-15-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks! Waiting for the proseal to get here...

Thanks! Waiting for the proseal to get here (Tuesday) ... but curious, why would vapors deteriorate proseal? There are vapors in the fuel tank above the fuel line and the entire fuel tank is sealed...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 01-15-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,172
Posted By bkervaski
Great video, thanks for sharing :D

Great video, thanks for sharing :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-15-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By bkervaski
Weeping Fuel Sender

Good Morning! Looking for advice ..

I had a slight fuel smell in the cockpit last few times I opened it up ... tracked it down to a very slightly weeping fuel sender bolt.

My goal is to fix it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-15-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,230
Posted By bkervaski
Agree, no car needed (we were first timers in...

Agree, no car needed (we were first timers in 2019).
Forum: RV-14 01-14-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,015
Posted By bkervaski
The stock design actually works quite well after...

The stock design actually works quite well after you've broken in everything and I think it's the best solution for keeping everything nice and tight.

At first, it's incredibly frustrating since...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,350
Posted By bkervaski
Welcome to 1984.

Welcome to 1984.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,864
Posted By bkervaski
They have two 18's coming out of the regulator to...

They have two 18's coming out of the regulator to connect power .. easy enough to run 12 (thanks)
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,864
Posted By bkervaski
Anderson's! We used these in RC Helis .. briefly...

Anderson's! We used these in RC Helis .. briefly .. couldn't handle the LIPO amps but should be perfect for this .. totally forgot about them :D
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 08:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,864
Posted By bkervaski
Yea, easily removable with one hand even due to...

Yea, easily removable with one hand even due to not being able to get two hands into the access panel.

I looked at the knife connectors but they need heatshrink which wouldn't work.

A service loop...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-11-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,864
Posted By bkervaski
14 guage power run ... what connector?

Good Morning!

Installing a long run of 14 guage power wire to the regulated Garmin Pitot/AOA that I can't use a crimp connector, I need to use something that is easily removable through the access...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-08-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,814
Posted By bkervaski
Don't forget that ACs in RVs still take a while...

Don't forget that ACs in RVs still take a while to cool the cabin ... so you're still going to have a sweaty wifey unless you get in, crank it up, cool it down, shut it down, get the wifey loaded,...
Forum: RV-14 01-06-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,524
Posted By bkervaski
https://www.cleavelandtool.com/collections/accesso...

https://www.cleavelandtool.com/collections/accessories/products/glare-shield-edge-trim-54?variant=18378228432958
Forum: RV-14 12-24-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,301
Posted By bkervaski
Another factor is the wifey .. put them in a 14...

Another factor is the wifey .. put them in a 14 after a 7 and you're going to have a hard time getting them to look back at that 7 :p
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 607
Posted By bkervaski
You can retro it very easily as long as you...

You can retro it very easily as long as you pre-wire and pre-install the bracket. Took me about an hour to install the servo after flying about 100 hours.



Yes.



Nope.
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,301
Posted By bkervaski
So you're saying if the op would just loose...

So you're saying if the op would just loose weight $50k will get him the same plane as $200k? :rolleyes:
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,301
Posted By bkervaski
True, no complaints here :D :p

True, no complaints here :D :p
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,301
Posted By bkervaski
A lot of builders upgrade to the Beringer brakes...

A lot of builders upgrade to the Beringer brakes and wheels.
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,301
Posted By bkervaski
When new 172's are over $500k it's easy to see...

When new 172's are over $500k it's easy to see the appeal for non-builders ...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,301
Posted By bkervaski
I know of 3 that were sold north of $220 ... two...

I know of 3 that were sold north of $220 ... two of them were sold within 1 day of posting the other took about a week ...

Once more are out there it will stabilize ... seller's market on 14's...
Forum: RV-14 12-23-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,301
Posted By bkervaski
Basic breakdown of the 170+ knot cross country...

Basic breakdown of the 170+ knot cross country new kid on the block ...

Engine $48
Avionics $45
Paint $20
Kit $50
Interior $7
Prop $8

... and add some short supply and high demand ... boom! $225
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By bkervaski
I would, keeps it centered :)

I would, keeps it centered :)
Forum: RV-14 12-21-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By bkervaski
Are you enlarging the pilot hole to the same size...

Are you enlarging the pilot hole to the same size as the first step in on your step drill bit or forcing the step drill bit through a smaller hole?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,949
Posted By bkervaski
Yea, all the time ... nothing wrong with a well...

Yea, all the time ... nothing wrong with a well equipped and well built IFR RV .. although if the rain gets heavy I slow waaaaaaaaay down to avoid chipping paint :p

"it’s a bad idea" isn't an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,655
Posted By bkervaski
Well, I had to run the wifey to Home Depots...

Well, I had to run the wifey to Home Depots across the state tracking down an xmas gift ... RV problems :o
Forum: RV-14 12-16-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By bkervaski
Yep, definitely some grinding involved. Don't...

Yep, definitely some grinding involved. Don't over do it :o
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-15-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,967
Posted By bkervaski
No doubt :o maybe the recent price increases were...

No doubt :o maybe the recent price increases were to buy new torque wrenches ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-15-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,967
Posted By bkervaski
Mine had a couple small leaks .. no big deal...

Mine had a couple small leaks .. no big deal you'll just need to run them down .. mine ended up being the top case bolts, just needed the torque reset and some new star washers ..
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-14-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,426
Posted By bkervaski
For the uninitiated ... SR+ means "Standard Range...

For the uninitiated ... SR+ means "Standard Range Plus" there are Long Range and Performance options as well ... as a comparison, my Performance S gets 350 miles if I go easy on it, 315'ish miles if...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-14-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,426
Posted By bkervaski
Some details missing here they don't deteriorate...

Some details missing here they don't deteriorate that much .. sounds like he has a problem .. but just curious why he doesn't just stop and top off the batteries? There are 5 superchargers between...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-14-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,426
Posted By bkervaski
We have two Teslas and spend about $50/month...

We have two Teslas and spend about $50/month fueling them instead of $250 for petro .. just sayin' .. but there's some solid research out there if you stay away from the crazies ..
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-14-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,426
Posted By bkervaski
The big debate here is often misleading .. you do...

The big debate here is often misleading .. you do have to generate the electricity somehow, true, but the big difference is using the electricity is considerably more efficient than gasoline .. so in...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-14-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,426
Posted By bkervaski
Really, the problem comes down to just charging. ...

Really, the problem comes down to just charging. All the other stuff is mostly figured out. The only reason Tesla's make sense is that they are super easy and really fast to charge while on trips...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 12-14-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,741
Posted By bkervaski
I'm build a Carbon Cub now and the kit is just...

I'm build a Carbon Cub now and the kit is just amazing. They aren't kidding when they say "everything" is included in the kit, they even send you storage bins with all the hardware pre-organized with...
Forum: Tools 12-13-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,689
Posted By bkervaski
I have the Toren Big Red creeper, very happy with...

I have the Toren Big Red creeper, very happy with it.

Edit: I didn't know about the Aerocreeper ... ordered! That looks awesome :)
Forum: RV-14 12-13-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 827
Posted By bkervaski
All of the skins in the kit require deburring,...

All of the skins in the kit require deburring, none have finished edges.

Breaking would bend the material about 1/8 which wouldn't be acceptable here.

I'll let others chime in to agree/disagree but...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-13-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,426
Posted By bkervaski
I've been thinking a lot about it. Biggest...

I've been thinking a lot about it. Biggest problem I see is a reliable reduction drive or finding a motor that will run efficiently enough at 2500rpm.

My math says about 3 1/2 total flight time...
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,011
Posted By bkervaski
You wouldn't be the first person to mess up a...

You wouldn't be the first person to mess up a skin :eek: if you can't live with it just order another :p and consider it practice!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,855
Posted By bkervaski
That's cool :D

That's cool :D
Forum: RV-14 12-09-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,879
Posted By bkervaski
Most the 14's I've seen have the step .. it's a...

Most the 14's I've seen have the step .. it's a bit taller than a 7
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,629
Posted By bkervaski
Same here, both become loose again after about 50...

Same here, both become loose again after about 50 hours of flying.
Forum: RV-14 12-02-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By bkervaski
Have you asked Classie Aero? They likely have the...

Have you asked Classie Aero? They likely have the best answers ... last I head they were working on an updated version that allowed for the JD Air latch but that was 6-8 months ago ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,554
Posted By bkervaski
... relative to other kits :p You just won't...

... relative to other kits :p

You just won't find an easier kit to build when you factor in the community. Not only does Vans do an amazing job at keeping you organized but this incredibly active...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,036
Posted By bkervaski
Your local FSDO likely has a procedure in place,...

Your local FSDO likely has a procedure in place, best to give them a call and see what's up :)
Forum: Tools 12-01-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,548
Posted By bkervaski
The Ryobi got me through my first build, doing a...

The Ryobi got me through my first build, doing a great job on my second. The stock setup is fine for aluminum and wood. The blades dull quickly so get spares.

A variable speed unit will let you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,554
Posted By bkervaski
Yes, your expectations were a bit high. If this...

Yes, your expectations were a bit high.

If this is your first airplane build, there will be a lot of confusion at first and then lots of ongoing questions.

The forum is the glue and filler in...
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