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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-29-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 589
Posted By bkervaski
Uhm .. don't forget Toilet Training .. #1 place...

Uhm .. don't forget Toilet Training .. #1 place for peaceful learning :o
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-26-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,205
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome. Ordered a years worth, saved a bundle...

Awesome. Ordered a years worth, saved a bundle ... thanks for the tip!!!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-19-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,256
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, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 934
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, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,858
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, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,858
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, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,858
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, 12:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,771
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, 11:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,858
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, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,880
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, 10:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,566
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, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,729
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, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 953
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, 02:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,501
Posted By bkervaski
Exactly 1 more than you have :D

Exactly 1 more than you have :D
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-10-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,831
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, 06:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
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, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,383
Posted By bkervaski
Vague is the new black :o

Vague is the new black :o
Forum: RV-10 08-18-2021, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,031
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, 06:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
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, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,680
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, 09:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,680
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, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,680
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, 09:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,908
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, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,218
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, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,177
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, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,218
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, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,507
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, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,685
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, 01:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,272
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, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By bkervaski
They are Michelin Aviators ...

They are Michelin Aviators ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,117
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, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
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, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
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, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 673
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, 04:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,335
Posted By bkervaski
Yep! Nice kit :)

Yep! Nice kit :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,117
Posted By bkervaski
And take some blood pressure pills ...

And take some blood pressure pills ...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-12-2021, 09:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,117
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, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,078
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, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,907
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, 11:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
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, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,151
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, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,151
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, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,151
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, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,175
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, 12:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,652
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, 12:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,917
Posted By bkervaski
Very common.

Very common.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 06-21-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,870
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, 07:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,870
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, 08:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,917
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, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,885
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, 10:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
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, 12:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,973
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...
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,926
Posted By bkervaski
Yikes :eek: Low humidity? What's that? :o :o :o

Yikes :eek:

Low humidity? What's that? :o :o :o
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,465
Posted By bkervaski
A class would be great if you can find one. The...

A class would be great if you can find one.

The instructions will guide you through most of this ... Check out "Section 5" in the manual for "best practices" and such ... lots of detail and pics on...
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,926
Posted By bkervaski
There's a lot of threads on this and lots of...

There's a lot of threads on this and lots of opinions.

My only hangup with AC is that when you need it, on those hot, humid, summer days, it's not very useful (considering the trade offs,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-14-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,178
Posted By bkervaski
Classic Aero++ (get the synthetic leather)

Classic Aero++

(get the synthetic leather)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,562
Posted By bkervaski
Oh, we love our pneumatic squeezer, such a...

Oh, we love our pneumatic squeezer, such a pleasure to use and consistently repeatable results. If you do decide to buy one, steer away from the cheaper Chinese versions, go straight for this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,465
Posted By bkervaski
If you can't find an actual class then what you...

If you can't find an actual class then what you need is a good riveting primer. That will get you going, everything else is learn as you go.

I took the EAA class and while it was fun, ultimately...
Forum: Reviews 06-11-2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,072
Posted By bkervaski
Awesome. I agree, these guys are the best!

Awesome. I agree, these guys are the best!
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By bkervaski
I think we removed the canopy, we're using a 3D...

I think we removed the canopy, we're using a 3D printed hinge covers that are removable.

The stock hinge cover's spring will deform when removing and will need to be replaced, it will not survive...
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By bkervaski
I have no facts here but my first thought when I...

I have no facts here but my first thought when I read this was that any increase in holding power will result in you having to twist the canopy to lower it. Not sure if it's a problem or even...
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By bkervaski
Yep, just ordered from Vans. They are all...

Yep, just ordered from Vans. They are all probably made in the same factory in China.

A trick on getting comfortable that works for me .. take the seats out and put a pillow where the seat was,...
Forum: RV-14 06-10-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,661
Posted By bkervaski
It took me about 30 minutes to replace one of the...

It took me about 30 minutes to replace one of the struts .. it's really going to come down to if anything is in your way of getting to the bolts .. so every 14 is going to be different, not much...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-10-2021, 08:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By bkervaski
Steinair ... pretty much hands down the best imho...

Steinair ... pretty much hands down the best imho :D

The post sale support is amazing, wonderful folks.
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