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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By bkervaski
AirVenture Aviator's Club for Procrastinator ...

Looking for Aviator's Club tickets for two on any or all of these dates:

Mon July 25
Tue Jul 26
Wed Jul 27

If anyone changed their mind or can't go let me know and I'll buy them from you.

Big...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,369
Posted By bkervaski
Aww man I wish I would have known that all I had...

Aww man I wish I would have known that all I had to do was assemble, would have saved me a lot of time on the 14 :rolleyes:

Granted, kits are a *lot* better, but it's far from just assembly.
Forum: Primers 05-12-2022, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,032
Posted By bkervaski
Yep. I didn't see what you are building, but n...

Yep.

I didn't see what you are building, but n the RV-14 manual, Van's points out where to use primer. Generally, it's where different materials are mated together, such as steel and aluminum, etc.
Forum: RV-14 05-11-2022, 06:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,921
Posted By bkervaski
Things fail, even traditional relays, you just...

Things fail, even traditional relays, you just got the luck of the draw on the PPS ... stinks :(
Forum: RV-10 03-22-2022, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,270
Posted By bkervaski
You'll definitely look like a cutter when you're...

You'll definitely look like a cutter when you're done, just part of it.

They make gloves that protect your forearm but they were so thick I ended up taking them off.

It helps to have someone with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 589
Posted By bkervaski
Sold! Vans Sign Kits

Sold!

Happy Monday :p

I have two Vans light box kits for sale, $100ea or $175 for both.

https://store.vansaircraft.com/vans-aircraft-lightbox-sign-kit-vans-light-box-kit.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2022, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By bkervaski
If it hasn't been mentioned ... Mike Busch on...

If it hasn't been mentioned ... Mike Busch on Engines
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-07-2022, 06:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,246
Posted By bkervaski
Glad you're safe! Terrible idea ... his auto...

Glad you're safe!

Terrible idea ... his auto repair experience has no bearing on his ability to safely repair your airplane ... kind of like letting your plumber, because he's good at plumbing, do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2022, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,717
Posted By bkervaski
I second that .. we built a new shop on our...

I second that .. we built a new shop on our property and installed 3 mini splits hooked to one condenser unit, two in the main shop bay and one in an attic room .. they work great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 17,559
Posted By bkervaski
Perhaps the plan is to bring QB production closer...

Perhaps the plan is to bring QB production closer to home?
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-13-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,214
Posted By bkervaski
Thanks! My concern was more with being able to...

Thanks! My concern was more with being able to turn off a circuit in the case of something like runaway trim, etc.

Basically what I've learned is that folks with single screens simply put those kind...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-03-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,214
Posted By bkervaski
VPS + Single G3X Touch

Good morning all!

Struggling with a design decision on my new project, looking for some feedback.

I *really* want to use the Vertical Power System + PPS, but limited to a single G3X Touch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,533
Posted By bkervaski
Okay, that's awesome. I might even dust off my...

Okay, that's awesome. I might even dust off my joystick :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By bkervaski
Uhm .. don't forget Toilet Training .. #1 place...

Uhm .. don't forget Toilet Training .. #1 place for peaceful learning :o
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,812
Posted By bkervaski
Haha! Phoenix says "I feel your pain" as I...

Haha! Phoenix says "I feel your pain" as I generally task her and her tiny hands to get into those tight spots ... we didn't know about those awesome washer wrenches until after we were done with the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-19-2021, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,012
Posted By bkervaski
Second this ... or whatever electronic ignition...

Second this ... or whatever electronic ignition you like ... my first summer with a newly built RV-14 was an eye opener after dealing with hot starts in Alabama's humid heat, just trying to airport...
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-02-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,026
Posted By bkervaski
Curious, which make/model are you referring to?

Curious, which make/model are you referring to?
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,026
Posted By bkervaski
Here's the Amazon link to the same part,...

Here's the Amazon link to the same part, overwhelmingly positive reviews, 4.5/5 (1800+) ...

https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-Systems-Charge-Charger/dp/B01BV1MTAA
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,026
Posted By bkervaski
We haven't had any issues, seems like a quality...

We haven't had any issues, seems like a quality part ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,358
Posted By bkervaski
Spruce will keep your cart if you're signed in .....

Spruce will keep your cart if you're signed in .. so if you're signed out and browse the site adding to your cart and then sign in it will merge them together .. almost got me more than once!
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,026
Posted By bkervaski
I did extensive research on this. You won't be...

I did extensive research on this.

You won't be happy with the $15 parts, they barely charge and generally only 1 device at a time.

Here's the best bang for the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-27-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,077
Posted By bkervaski
The G3X Touch has an SVGA input on the back.

The G3X Touch has an SVGA input on the back.
Forum: Painting your RV 10-25-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,310
Posted By bkervaski
I'm using this one (26x15x10) for my current...

I'm using this one (26x15x10) for my current project:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08D9FJX2P

One thing to consider ... if those fans fail while you're painting ... ouch ... build some kind of...
Forum: Interiors 10-25-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,782
Posted By bkervaski
Leather = smells nice, thicker, hotter, creases...

Leather = smells nice, thicker, hotter, creases become permanent
Synthetic = cooler, fights creases better, looks new over time, easier to clean

Really, it's just a personal preference. I like the...
Forum: RV-14 10-12-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,752
Posted By bkervaski
You won't have any trouble, still lots of work to...

You won't have any trouble, still lots of work to do on the QB wings, but definitely a time saving purchase!

The bottom close-out skin is left off as well as plenty of access to do the work you...
Forum: RV-14 09-30-2021, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,213
Posted By bkervaski
Exactly 1 more than you have :D

Exactly 1 more than you have :D
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-10-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,851
Posted By bkervaski
The temps definitely creep up on shutdown from...

The temps definitely creep up on shutdown from heat soaking. I just make it a habit on super hot days to open the oil door.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2021, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,881
Posted By bkervaski
If you want an edge up, master eco-friendly...

If you want an edge up, master eco-friendly waterborne paints. You'll have an advantage over the "old-school, unwilling to learn new things" crowd.

The painting process is different and when a...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-25-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,140
Posted By bkervaski
Vague is the new black :o

Vague is the new black :o
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,533
Posted By bkervaski
You can't go wrong with Jonathan (Evoke), another...

You can't go wrong with Jonathan (Evoke), another beautiful airplane!!!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-11-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,915
Posted By bkervaski
My pre-coffee brain read that as "RV-14 down in...

My pre-coffee brain read that as "RV-14 down in the hudson" :eek:

Great pics :D :D :D


[I changed “down” to “over” per OP’s request. s/ one of the Mods. ]
Forum: Painting your RV 08-05-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,441
Posted By bkervaski
It's a waterborne system. Yep, the box fans and...

It's a waterborne system.

Yep, the box fans and a filter are what we plan on using.

Good point on sucking all the AC air out of the shop.
Forum: Painting your RV 08-05-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,441
Posted By bkervaski
This is good stuff, thanks everybody for the...

This is good stuff, thanks everybody for the detailed replies! Keep them coming! :D :D :D
Forum: Painting your RV 08-04-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,441
Posted By bkervaski
Shop Paint Booth - Air Filtration and Drying

I'm setting up to paint my next project and was looking for input on my plan:

- Devilbiss Prolite HVLP
- Quincy 60 Gallon 2-Stage Compressor
- Maxline system (at least 50 feet with at least 2 water...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-03-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,609
Posted By bkervaski
Check the elbows used for your oil cooler... if...

Check the elbows used for your oil cooler... if they are the blue anodized aluminum part, those are prone to hair line fractures and under pressure can spew a lot of oil.
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,351
Posted By bkervaski
Agree, definitely primed ... you're good to go :D

Agree, definitely primed ... you're good to go :D
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-20-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,868
Posted By bkervaski
Oh, same here, we really enjoyed it last time .....

Oh, same here, we really enjoyed it last time .. what a great idea!
Forum: RV-14 07-19-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,351
Posted By bkervaski
They use a wash primer that has a dulling look to...

They use a wash primer that has a dulling look to it, post a pic we can clear it up real quick :D
Forum: RV-14 07-15-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,183
Posted By bkervaski
You need the engine hung to do the cowl, beyond...

You need the engine hung to do the cowl, beyond that I can't think of anything off hand that requires the engine.

Nothing wrong with the engine just being stored in a safe, air conditioned space. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,077
Posted By bkervaski
Haha! Either that or it's pointing to Appleton :D

Haha! Either that or it's pointing to Appleton :D
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-14-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,442
Posted By bkervaski
You do have to match drill and debur the entire...

You do have to match drill and debur the entire RV-14 kit ... it's more evolutionary than revolutionary ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 893
Posted By bkervaski
They are Michelin Aviators ...

They are Michelin Aviators ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,275
Posted By bkervaski
Is pure rage on that list because that's what we...

Is pure rage on that list because that's what we ended up using to install them :D
Forum: Tools 07-13-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By bkervaski
Good call. Almost twice as much $$ but wow worth...

Good call. Almost twice as much $$ but wow worth it. That cheap pneumatic squeezer we started out with really sucked. So much in fact we stopped using it and bucked half the emp before I saw a...
Forum: Tools 07-13-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By bkervaski
Yes and yes :D I started out with one of the...

Yes and yes :D

I started out with one of the cheap Chinese variants that came with a toolkit, didn't know what I was missing until I replaced it with the ATS.

Same with the pneumatic squeezer,...
Forum: Tools 07-13-2021, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,002
Posted By bkervaski
Yep, that's the one I have. I have a number of...

Yep, that's the one I have.

I have a number of ATS tools and they have so far all been reliable and good quality.
Forum: RV-14 07-12-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,126
Posted By bkervaski
Yep! Nice kit :)

Yep! Nice kit :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,275
Posted By bkervaski
And take some blood pressure pills ...

And take some blood pressure pills ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,275
Posted By bkervaski
Hardest part is the adel clamps :p

Hardest part is the adel clamps :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,641
Posted By bkervaski
Totally awesome :) :) :) Also, love the color...

Totally awesome :) :) :)

Also, love the color coordinated outfits to match the plane!
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-30-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,642
Posted By bkervaski
Fair winds and following seas! Sorry for your...

Fair winds and following seas!

Sorry for your loss :(
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-30-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,236
Posted By bkervaski
The paint just flakes off the painted tubes :o

The paint just flakes off the painted tubes :o
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,252
Posted By bkervaski
I think the PMags are popular because they are...

I think the PMags are popular because they are the most "plug and play" install/retrofit with good general settings that suite most people.

However, if you want the ability to tweak and tune, there...
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,252
Posted By bkervaski
Not scientifically, however, I understand that...

Not scientifically, however, I understand that they can vary, 900 is the official safe spot. It's just not an issue, they don't draw much, so idling around the airport isn't really a factor or...
Forum: RV-14 06-30-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,252
Posted By bkervaski
There are dozens (hundreds?) of threads on this...

There are dozens (hundreds?) of threads on this with as many opinions.

Suffice to say that at this point any EI is a worthwhile upgrade from traditional mags and there are a lot of RVs with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-21-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,806
Posted By bkervaski
Do you have the little measuring tool to check if...

Do you have the little measuring tool to check if they are in spec?
Forum: Painting your RV 06-21-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,387
Posted By bkervaski
The paint isn't really the hard part, it's the...

The paint isn't really the hard part, it's the prep and with a new build there's a lot of fiberglass work to do.

Good shops stay booked.

Consider Evoke aviation at KGAD, award winning painter, 8-12...
Forum: RV-14 06-21-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,119
Posted By bkervaski
Very common.

Very common.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-21-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,524
Posted By bkervaski
This is my concern when looking at new EI's ......

This is my concern when looking at new EI's ... you're biasing your experience on some "decades" ago ... In fairness to Lightspeed (and my current project :D), anyone have a current (last few years)...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-21-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,524
Posted By bkervaski
Carl, how long ago was your bad experience with...

Carl, how long ago was your bad experience with Lightspeed and which system?

All of these systems had growing pains. For example, if you look back round 2012-2013 you'll find a lot of Emag issues,...
Forum: RV-14 06-18-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,119
Posted By bkervaski
Got a video so we can see? I think you'll find...

Got a video so we can see?

I think you'll find most 14's have oil canning, it's typically not a big deal. I think it's just the way the J stiffeners slightly twist the skins. I have one panel about...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,808
Posted By bkervaski
There's a few pics floating around where folks...

There's a few pics floating around where folks have made "modifications" :p to their house to get their project out :D
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By bkervaski
I'll just add you'll want to do as much as you...

I'll just add you'll want to do as much as you can in your shop or garage (assuming these are at home). Those few hours in the evening after work make a huge difference over time amd you may even...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,671
Posted By bkervaski
My $0.02 for what it's worth ... You're basically...

My $0.02 for what it's worth ... You're basically trying to hack your way out of the limits of the aircraft ... I would just fly within the limits ... or perhaps consider a more robust aircraft if...
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