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Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By KRviator
24 MAY DAH revision

So the new DAH goes live tomorrow, and that means new data. As ASA hasn't tried to pineapple me yet, I've updated the Certified, ALA and NavAid files with the data listed in the May 24 revision of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,743
Posted By KRviator
I routinely use partial flap for takeoff, but for...

I routinely use partial flap for takeoff, but for trim, I do the same and leave it on the 'landing' setting.. Even though I have the trim position showing on SkyView, I don't bother with it until I...
Forum: RV-14 04-26-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,045
Posted By KRviator
I cannot recall exactly which defence book I saw...

I cannot recall exactly which defence book I saw it, perhaps one of the Bingelis ones, but there was a drawing and an explanation of a muffler built to keep the noise down that was bolted along the...
Forum: Autopilots 04-23-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,673
Posted By KRviator
You've never heard of the delightfully delectable...

You've never heard of the delightfully delectable morsel that is the Freddo Frog?!? :eek::eek::eek::eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 875
Posted By KRviator
And his write-up on the -7 is detailed in an...

And his write-up on the -7 is detailed in an article entitled SODA Pilot, in the old RVator magazines, available for download HERE (http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/RVator/2010/6-2010-RVator.pdf).
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-22-2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,994
Posted By KRviator
Only for you 'Merican's! :p At $40 a panel and...

Only for you 'Merican's! :p At $40 a panel and $100 USPS shipping, I'll take Bill's service at UpNorthAviation any day of the week over screwing it up a couple times! He just cut my second panel for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By KRviator
I have a Mk II Rotec TBI 48-4/5 on my OX-340,...

I have a Mk II Rotec TBI 48-4/5 on my OX-340, having replaced the MK I TBI-40/4.

The only thing I found was the separate regulator (Mk I version) was somewhat prone to vapour lock during a hot...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-07-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,179
Posted By KRviator
I have the PlanePower FS14B on the vacuum pad as...

I have the PlanePower FS14B on the vacuum pad as my only alternator. Has worked very well in the two years I've been flying.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,093
Posted By KRviator
Me too. I didn't even notice the filter had a hex...

Me too. I didn't even notice the filter had a hex nut on it! :D

This is what I use for any oil filter I install or remove, on any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,100
Posted By KRviator
No - It can't, and it is a longstanding...

No - It can't, and it is a longstanding limitation of the 2-seat RV's. The accidents I referred to resulted in the fuselage longerons being displaced laterally around the cockpit area, in turn...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,100
Posted By KRviator
I am the opposite - I have a -9A that I am going...

I am the opposite - I have a -9A that I am going to sell and "upgrade" to a Mooney 201 or, maaaaaybe a Bonanza, because I need 4 seats. Shame you aren't in Australia! The trans-pacific ferry is...
Forum: Safety 03-20-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,905
Posted By KRviator
I am saddened to report the pilot passed away...

I am saddened to report the pilot passed away from his injuries yesterday.
Forum: Propellers 03-19-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,936
Posted By KRviator
Could you not put it between the Sensenich hub...

Could you not put it between the Sensenich hub and the engine prop flange, with longer prop bolts?

TBH, I didn't even consider the weight and balance aspect of the GA prop when I ordered it,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,200
Posted By KRviator
I have 2xP-Mags, 14mm BR8-EIS(X?) plugs all...

I have 2xP-Mags, 14mm BR8-EIS(X?) plugs all round, automotive plug wire, and no regrets. With the Rotec TBI and its' primer system it usually starts on the 3rd blade, no matter how cold it is. If...
Forum: Safety 03-18-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,905
Posted By KRviator
The owner of the RV is not the owner of the...

The owner of the RV is not the owner of the strip.

If you believe the local radio news (who reported it as a Cessna, naturally :rolleyes:) he went into cardiac arrest prior to being airlifted to...
Forum: Safety 03-18-2018, 03:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,905
Posted By KRviator
RV-6A down YSMB

Even though I'm based there, I only know what the ATSB has posted, but VH-OAJ was involved in an accident at Somersby this afternoon, with the pilot being airlifted to Royal North Shore.

Somersby...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,060
Posted By KRviator
The boss-lady at Flightline Interiors...

The boss-lady at Flightline Interiors (http://www.flightlineinteriors.com/home). Many good reviews and reports on the forums here.
Forum: Propellers 03-17-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,936
Posted By KRviator
Nothing specific, no. The -340 weight helped, but...

Nothing specific, no. The -340 weight helped, but I haven't changed a thing since completion. And I have a lightweight Shorai battery too. I was labouring under a 1320Lb MTOW requirement when I was...
Forum: Propellers 03-17-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,936
Posted By KRviator
A little late chiming in, but I have the...

A little late chiming in, but I have the Sensenich GA prop on my -9A, spun by a de-rated ECI OX-340. IIRC, I used pitch pin 4 and nailed the performance off the bat. 2700RPM at 7500-8000' and an...
Forum: Safety 02-27-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 823
Posted By KRviator
Sensenich props are stronger than they look....

Apparently an RV-6 ran up the asre of a Tecnam at the avgas bowser at Wangaratta last week. Then refuelled and took off again. :eek: WTF?? Photos (not mine, so won't repost here) show the right HS of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,753
Posted By KRviator
Yep. One does fit in an -9, you miiiiiiight get...

Yep. One does fit in an -9, you miiiiiiight get two in, but I wouldn't want to try...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2018, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By KRviator
From the EAA DAR List...

From the EAA DAR List...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By KRviator
FREE Australian Airport Database for Dynon SkyView

Because I am a good-natured bloke (and get bored easily) I decided to work out a way to import all published Australian airports into SkyView - a process that was relatively painless using the DAH,...
Forum: RV-4 02-20-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,686
Posted By KRviator
For my money, if the price was reasonable, this...

For my money, if the price was reasonable, this wouldn't deter me from buying it. Here's why: It has flown 20+ years like this, presumably without incident. It is passed as airworthy. Other than you,...
Forum: RV-8/8A 02-15-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,465
Posted By KRviator
No one said it has to be your yard.... :p

No one said it has to be your yard.... :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 02:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,774
Posted By KRviator
Granted I have a touch less than 100 hrs on my...

Granted I have a touch less than 100 hrs on my -9A, but I find using the chirps of the Dynon AoA from base and down final gives me an approach speed in the region of 55KIAS until over the fence, then...
Forum: GPS 02-11-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 865
Posted By KRviator
Just a guess, but...On a 28 day AIRAC cycle, your...

Just a guess, but...On a 28 day AIRAC cycle, your last update would have been on/about January 23, so that's probably why you don't have any more visible updates.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-27-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,320
Posted By KRviator
Who did your AP inspection, Pete? Dave T?

Who did your AP inspection, Pete? Dave T?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By KRviator
I know, just pointing out that simply because...

I know, just pointing out that simply because there is a diode between the PMag alternator and the buss doesn't necessarily mean there is a fault if you can sense voltage at the input pin. That it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By KRviator
But like the VP-X, a diode will show bus voltage...

But like the VP-X, a diode will show bus voltage when biased reverse if you connect a voltmeter but zero volts with a load on it, which makes me wonder if I connect a load across the Pmag power input...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By KRviator
A couple of tinnerman washers should take care of...

A couple of tinnerman washers should take care of that if you don't want to replace it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 932
Posted By KRviator
What I have done, though it is not supposed to be...

What I have done, though it is not supposed to be possible, is wire a GP input from my Dynon EMS220 to the power input pin of the PMag.

With a switch between the VP-X power pin and the PMag and that...
Forum: International 01-25-2018, 12:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,668
Posted By KRviator
If you have 40 hours dual, have you passed the...

If you have 40 hours dual, have you passed the GFPT stage such that you could claim an automatic issue of the RPL?

That would at least allow you to fly the -7 until such time as you complete the XC...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,317
Posted By KRviator
Don't feel too bad (and please forgive the...

Don't feel too bad (and please forgive the terrible pun...:p). I gave away a career in the back end of a Herc because I got too airsick, but now happily fly my -9 with nary a hint of uneasiness. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,596
Posted By KRviator
So The Mothership has released the updated prices...

So The Mothership has released the updated prices for th RV-3...total has gone from $16,230 last year to $21,750. It isn't as bad as I had initially feared, but still a big chunk of change, with lead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 02:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,333
Posted By KRviator
I just had a look through Google using that image...

I just had a look through Google using that image as a search term and there was no reference to Vansairforce. It only comes up around 3 dozen times across the internet according to Google. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,333
Posted By KRviator
Sure it was a -3? This -10...

Sure it was a -3? This -10 (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=114733) found one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,033
Posted By KRviator
I have to disagree with this quite strongly in...

I have to disagree with this quite strongly in fact - but in saying that, do I love Lego... :p

I built my RV in 4 years, 9 months 19 days - that's from picking the kit up at the docks to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By KRviator
It is. Galileo, Glonass and others are civillian...

It is. Galileo, Glonass and others are civillian systems, and presumably will be jammed too.

Australia now relies almost exclusively on GPS for IFR navigation and ADS-B position source information....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,007
Posted By KRviator
But we are not all in the United States...Many of...

But we are not all in the United States...Many of us live where fuel stops are few and far between, or you need to fly a looong time to get anywhere.

I do not run a tank dry just to make sure I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2017, 02:10 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,007
Posted By KRviator
Granted our RV's are not certified, but for those...

Granted our RV's are not certified, but for those that still fly spam-cans....



I regularly run a tank dry. Did it as recently as 4 hours ago! Take off on one, climb to altitude (10.5-11L), switch...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-27-2017, 04:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,415
Posted By KRviator
I have one of their OX-340's and don't have any...

I have one of their OX-340's and don't have any issues with it. Starts easily with the dual Pmags and Rotec TBI - but if I was buying new today I would go EFI.

The factory baffles fit without...
Forum: RV-14 12-14-2017, 11:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,711
Posted By KRviator
From an earlier post of mine regarding the...

From an earlier post of mine regarding the Digikey SchemeIt online tool:
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-03-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,566
Posted By KRviator
There's an RV'er up Watts Bridge way that...

There's an RV'er up Watts Bridge way that installed an IO-233 O-235 in his, in part to keep the weight down under 1320lbs MTOW for the RAAus category, but that's the only one I know of.

From his...
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-02-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,218
Posted By KRviator
I am not sure this is actually legal for IFR...

I am not sure this is actually legal for IFR flight, I thought all (published) waypoints and approaches had to be sourced from the TSO'd GPS' internal database and be unable to be modified by the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-02-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By KRviator
If you can still blow through it a reasonable...

If you can still blow through it a reasonable amount, I wouldn't be too worried about it. There is bugger-all flow through the tubes, so even if you had a restrictor in it in a similar vein to an oil...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,142
Posted By KRviator
A Follow-up to the follow-up, I upgraded SkyView...

A Follow-up to the follow-up, I upgraded SkyView from 15.0 to 15.2 yesterday, am running Version 6.2 of OzRunways and despite multiple attempts, cannot get OzRunways to share the plan with the Dynon....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,569
Posted By KRviator
I have an issue with this kind of mindset....

I have an issue with this kind of mindset.

Please don't take this as a dig at you personally as this is merely my personal opinion, but using the phrase UNABLE indicates that you physically cannot,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,342
Posted By KRviator
Do you have a Mk I or Mk II Rotec TBI? The Mk I's...

Do you have a Mk I or Mk II Rotec TBI? The Mk I's have a separate pressure regulator.

I had a Mk I 40-4/5 and suffered vapour lock several times last (Australian & flamin' hot) summer, replaced it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,101
Posted By KRviator
You didn't send a first flight report to Vans,...

You didn't send a first flight report to Vans, did you? AF1 models aren't able to be calculated in the upcoming 10,000 RV's flown worldwide! :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-14-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,101
Posted By KRviator
My -9's named Aurora Australis, the scientific...

My -9's named Aurora Australis, the scientific name for the Southern lights which I've always thought are pretty cool. Of course, it helps that Van's is based in Aurora and I'm in Australia, too! :D
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-14-2017, 03:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,953
Posted By KRviator
I have one of the original ECI OX-340S' in my -9A...

I have one of the original ECI OX-340S' in my -9A and I love it. Derated to 165HP using 7.2:1 pistons to ensure Mogas compatibility though it would probably have been fine with a bit more power even...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-06-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By KRviator
I have it with my SkyView system and am the...

I have it with my SkyView system and am the opposite.

I fly out of a smallish grass strip surrounded by trees, and use the AoA as a guide on base & final, particularly to avoid pulling the nose...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,142
Posted By KRviator
I've flown the last 30 hours with the main gear...

I've flown the last 30 hours with the main gear fairing and spats on but the NLG pant and fairing removed after it was damaged towing the -9 with a flat NLG tyre.

Not a problem other than the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-01-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,142
Posted By KRviator
From the good folk at OzRunways...

From the good folk at OzRunways (https://www.facebook.com/OzRunways/photos/pb.170355313050437.-2207520000.1509579517./1460700317349257/?type=3&theater) - WiFi transfer to SkyView looks like a goer!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,178
Posted By KRviator
Been there, done that. And after all that work, I...

Been there, done that. And after all that work, I have discovered one of my wheel pants is skewed and I'm half-a-ball out in the cruise. I flew without (wheel) pants last week and could fly feet on...
Forum: ADS-B 10-30-2017, 01:09 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 29,277
Posted By KRviator
To save going to the FAA website, here's the text:

To save going to the FAA website, here's the text:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 106,165
Posted By KRviator
I'll take 6! :D

I'll take 6! :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-26-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 693
Posted By KRviator
New player? Kanardia instruments

I stumbled across this in a RecFlying post about G-meters, and did a little digging as I can't see them mentioned here before, other than a VAF'er who has an AH in his -6's panel. Certainly I'd never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,227
Posted By KRviator
The photos are still available, but due to...

The photos are still available, but due to PhotoPhucket's ransom on external linking, no longer show up. If you go direct to his album, HERE...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,227
Posted By KRviator
Vlad, I gotta ask the obvious, but WTF are they?!?

Vlad, I gotta ask the obvious, but WTF are they?!?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 03:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,227
Posted By KRviator
Tom Martin...

Tom Martin (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u=598) installed a spear onto his wingtip that is hinged around a central bolt and held up by a car door central locking solenoid. The...
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