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Forum: Job Board 08-03-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,248
Posted By bkervaski
We're hiring! https://voicehub.com/jobs

We're hiring! https://voicehub.com/jobs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,445
Posted By bkervaski
Call them out ..

Call them out ..
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-18-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By bkervaski
You'll have to relay your disappointment to the...

You'll have to relay your disappointment to the authors of this version of vBulletin (circa 2007).

You can read about the new version (and its capabilities) here - https://www.vbulletin.com

There...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-18-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By bkervaski
Hey guys check out the other test thread in the...

Hey guys check out the other test thread in the Temp forum on how to post these inline with your message (instead of as a thumbnail) :)
Forum: RV-10 07-18-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,063
Posted By bkervaski
Post a pic so we can see what's up. But at the...

Post a pic so we can see what's up.

But at the end of your build, when you've become pretty good at this stuff, you'll wish you could go back and re-do these kinds of things.

Consider the few...
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-18-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By bkervaski
Nope! Just upload it directly to the forum.

Nope! Just upload it directly to the forum.
Forum: RV-14 07-17-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,235
Posted By bkervaski
He also has an inverted oil system mounted hot...

He also has an inverted oil system mounted hot side of the firewall right above the left pedal ... do those things radiate enough heat to where you would feel it through the firewall?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,344
Posted By bkervaski
Out for delivery :D

Out for delivery :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-13-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,730
Posted By bkervaski
Another vote for Prist!

Another vote for Prist!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-10-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,087
Posted By bkervaski
Keep in mind those guidelines are for...

Keep in mind those guidelines are for experimental (not the FAA designation) aircraft, for which somebody has made serious alterations to a known aircraft or have built a custom design. You've built...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,394
Posted By bkervaski
Yep, nothing has changed with the forum software,...

Yep, nothing has changed with the forum software, check your settings.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By bkervaski
That would stink, great camera! Maybe a new model...

That would stink, great camera! Maybe a new model coming?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-29-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,338
Posted By bkervaski
You can try to (carefully) apply heat with a...

You can try to (carefully) apply heat with a soldering iron tip, that sometimes will break down and loosen whatever has it, just don't let it discolor the surrounding area.
Forum: Painting your RV 06-28-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,364
Posted By bkervaski
+1, Evoke Aviation in Alabama. Jonathan and his...

+1, Evoke Aviation in Alabama. Jonathan and his crew are simply the best.
Forum: RV-14 06-25-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By bkervaski
Whoever paints it can fill those rivets, you...

Whoever paints it can fill those rivets, you won't ever notice or even care later. If it's acceptable by Vans and makes it easier, go for it.

I did the pull rivets, nobody can tell, the filled...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-25-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By bkervaski
You can also get cameras that are motion...

You can also get cameras that are motion triggered, always on. We used an AXIS camera for the build, it just fired up anytime someone walked in and sent video to my Mac. Don't forget to back up...
Forum: Photography 06-24-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 13,445
Posted By bkervaski
Doug will be enabling image hosting on the site...

Doug will be enabling image hosting on the site shortly, stay tuned!
Forum: Safety 06-23-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,326
Posted By bkervaski
I like all the engine bits on my left so kids...

I like all the engine bits on my left so kids can't touch .. but my master mnemonic works: "If airplane donna fly imma gonna die" so I tend to check everything ... (still trying to figure out how to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-21-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,355
Posted By bkervaski
Don't wear out the breakers :D +1 what other's...

Don't wear out the breakers :D

+1 what other's have said but with a picture and some links ...

You can put momentary switches inline with the breakers, I did this with my post-build PMAG install,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-19-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,155
Posted By bkervaski
Unfortunately, technology has evolved into a "you...

Unfortunately, technology has evolved into a "you have to pay to keep up or you'll be left behind" ... it just needs to be factored into your flying budget to buy a new iPad every few years.

There's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By bkervaski
Consider installing an IBBS battery, otherwise,...

Consider installing an IBBS battery, otherwise, if you have ship power outage the system will go dark.

Not very expensive or hard to install, there's info in the G3X install guide, just search for...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By bkervaski
@togaflyer did the issue resolve when you...

@togaflyer did the issue resolve when you restarted the system?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By bkervaski
Both displays or just one? @togaflyer's was some...

Both displays or just one?

@togaflyer's was some kind of issue that affected both at the same time, doesn't sound related.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By bkervaski
Do you fly with your IBBS battery on? I'm not...

Do you fly with your IBBS battery on?

I'm not sure if a backup alternator taking over for a primary would result in a drastic voltage drop, seems like it could. The IBBS always on would prevent any...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-17-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,298
Posted By bkervaski
6.64 is incredibly old. The current software is...

6.64 is incredibly old. The current software is 8.71, I would immediatly update to the 8.x version (read the thread on 8.71 before updating to the latest).

Do you have a G5 for backup? $1250 and...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,502
Posted By bkervaski
I get alpha shamed every time I go to the field.

I get alpha shamed every time I go to the field.
Forum: Tools 06-16-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By bkervaski
This x 100 :p I used a cheap Robi from the Home...

This x 100 :p

I used a cheap Robi from the Home Depot Aviation isle. They come with blades for wood, totally inadequate for aluminum work. I ended up having to order proper blades, couldn't be...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2020, 07:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,502
Posted By bkervaski
The pilot, who may chime in, is a seasoned...

The pilot, who may chime in, is a seasoned airline captain, very excited to re-learn small aircraft after being a CFI early in his career.

We've been spending time together getting him reoriented...
Forum: RV-14 06-16-2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,502
Posted By bkervaski
Good info, thanks all, keep it coming :) The...

Good info, thanks all, keep it coming :)

The reason I asked about the tire pressure was that I incorrectly assumed this plane, coming from the west coast to Alabama, was filled at a different...
Forum: Primers 06-16-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,917
Posted By bkervaski
We used the self-etching for some small parts...

We used the self-etching for some small parts with a top coat but for the interior we used the 2-part epoxy primer setup with a sealer per SEM's instructions, made for a really durable and easy to...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-16-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 26,952
Posted By bkervaski
Nope, hot days here in Alabama they fire right...

Nope, hot days here in Alabama they fire right up. Houston, we have a problem! (I wouldn't fly until you get it sorted)

I open up the fuel door on hot days to let the gremlins out, maybe that helps...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-15-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,429
Posted By bkervaski
Hmm. So how are you enabling the backup...

Hmm. So how are you enabling the backup regulator? With a switch?

I've built some regulators for RC so this might be an ignorant question as I'm sure the aviation regulators are far more advanced,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,357
Posted By bkervaski
He went off the grid about 18 months ago without...

He went off the grid about 18 months ago without explanation. He did pop back up and filled some orders, but he didn't offer any reason as to his absence or why he left folks hanging.

He never...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-15-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,429
Posted By bkervaski
B&C Alternator + Backup

I went to watch a buddy of mine fire up his RV-10 for the first time and noticed that he didn't have a second field switch for his B&C backup alternator .. instead, there was a "hall sensor" in place...
Forum: RV-14 06-15-2020, 06:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,502
Posted By bkervaski
RV14 "The Rabbit"

Hey guys, we have a new RV-14 on the field (tail dragger).

On both wheel and 3-point landings, there's a lot of bounce. 70-73kts over the threshold, mains touching at the 7:00 position, right on...
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 685
Posted By bkervaski
Mine does this if I haven't flown in a week, I...

Mine does this if I haven't flown in a week, I just chocked it up to a little oxidation on the discs, it's humid here in Alabama :D
Forum: RV-14 06-12-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By bkervaski
$6500 for a premium interior (Classic Aero Seats,...

$6500 for a premium interior (Classic Aero Seats, Carpet, Side panels, Hooker Harness).

This might sting a bit but you'll want to budget $175K for the entire project, $150K is too low.

Your paint...
Forum: Safety 06-11-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,641
Posted By bkervaski
Wow! Glad you caught that :eek:

Wow! Glad you caught that :eek:
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 12,178
Posted By bkervaski
14 months, two people, first time builders, 15-20...

14 months, two people, first time builders, 15-20 hours per week, quick build. A few 2-3 week periods waiting for stuff.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-10-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 997
Posted By bkervaski
Totally awesome and beautiful planes!

Totally awesome and beautiful planes!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By bkervaski
Congratulations!!! Nice.

Congratulations!!! Nice.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By bkervaski
Word on the street says 6-9 months.

Word on the street says 6-9 months.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-09-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,575
Posted By bkervaski
I like the seamless integration of the Garmin...

I like the seamless integration of the Garmin products and the easy updates.

For me, Garmin support has been top notch and very responsive. I always get somebody on the phone and if I email I get...
Forum: ADS-B 06-09-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,476
Posted By bkervaski
He's getting intermittent traffic, even from air...

He's getting intermittent traffic, even from air to air.

I met up with him from about 5 miles away Saturday and never showed up as an alert or otherwise on his ADSB.

However, he is broadcasting, I...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-09-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By bkervaski
Not sure how bad your vibe is but seems to be...

Not sure how bad your vibe is but seems to be consistent with every RV I've flown in.

You can add foam underneath your carpet, that helps. There is a special type of foam for this (Classic Aero...
Forum: RV-14 06-08-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,021
Posted By bkervaski
14's are starting to pop up everywhere! We have...

14's are starting to pop up everywhere! We have two at our field now. It's nice to be able to compare builds in person.
Forum: RV-14 06-07-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,021
Posted By bkervaski
Congrats!!! Video?

Congrats!!! Video?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By bkervaski
SteinAir ... https://steinair.com

SteinAir ... https://steinair.com
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-06-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,996
Posted By bkervaski
Truth! (extra words)

Truth!

(extra words)
Forum: RV-14 06-04-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 823
Posted By bkervaski
Congrats!!!

Congrats!!!
Forum: RV-14 06-04-2020, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 849
Posted By bkervaski
Black Art, maybe, but there are some common...

Black Art, maybe, but there are some common conventions for your build, don't get off into the ditch with information overload, and don't unnecessarily complicate your harness, it will be hard to...
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,215
Posted By bkervaski
I printed and studied the emp plans waiting for...

I printed and studied the emp plans waiting for the kit to arrive, toilet training ...
Forum: RV-14 06-03-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,215
Posted By bkervaski
You get printed plans with the kit ...

You get printed plans with the kit ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By bkervaski
Yeeeeesssss! Buckaroo Banzai .. classic favorite...

Yeeeeesssss! Buckaroo Banzai .. classic favorite :D
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 847
Posted By bkervaski
Great idea! Did you post the file? If so, firing...

Great idea! Did you post the file? If so, firing up the Prusa!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By bkervaski
You have until the end of the...

You have until the end of the month:

https://www.eaa.org/eaa/aircraft-building/intro-to-aircraft-building/frequently-asked-questions/condition-inspection
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By bkervaski
Same here! It's part of my daily routine, love...

Same here! It's part of my daily routine, love the forum and my RV brothers :)
Forum: Painting your RV 05-30-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By bkervaski
Plane Schemer - https://planeschemer.com/

Plane Schemer - https://planeschemer.com/
Forum: Painting your RV 05-30-2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,562
Posted By bkervaski
Jonathan McCormick and Plane Schemers for sure,...

Jonathan McCormick and Plane Schemers for sure, outstanding shop, wonderful people, award winning painter.

Some of his work - http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=166111

Highly...
Forum: Florida (North) 05-29-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,492
Posted By bkervaski
We fly down to JKA all the time to eat at Lulu's...

We fly down to JKA all the time to eat at Lulu's (about a block off the field).

Let me know if you want to meet up with a bunch of questionable characters (with RVs) from EET!
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-27-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,996
Posted By bkervaski
Oh, roger! Correct ... thanks for the...

Oh, roger! Correct ... thanks for the clarification.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 05-27-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,996
Posted By bkervaski
Mine seem to run great at 25*btdc but curious...

Mine seem to run great at 25*btdc but curious what process did you use to determine that 1* worked for you?

We have a new 14 on the field as of yesterday and the builder (Synergy Air) has the engine...
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