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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 402
Posted By KRviator
I think the previous record for a post response...

I think the previous record for a post response I've seen was 13 minutes for a classified ad buyer posting "I'll take it"...

This one? 4 minutes, even though mjanduda found it himself anyways...:D
Forum: Safety 02-15-2019, 02:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By KRviator
Booster seats in RVation

12 months ago in Tasmania, a 182 went down hard after hitting a tree during a go-around, fatally injuring the passenger. HERE (https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5775596/ao-2018-008_final.pdf) is the ATSB...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-15-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,273
Posted By KRviator
That's my initial thought as well. BMW_X6M...

That's my initial thought as well. BMW_X6M mentions Spruce as a source, but I'm struggling to find the page for it.

(Un)Fortunately, my RV is minimally equipped, I have the electric fuel pump, VP-X,...
Forum: Propellers 01-27-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 12,035
Posted By KRviator
Keep us in the loop Mark. I have a Sensenich GA...

Keep us in the loop Mark.

I have a Sensenich GA prop on my O-340 that I quite like and am about the same hours as you, but have noticed a few patches of the black enamel on the aft side have come...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 28,273
Posted By KRviator
Following on from Dan's issues - and rather than...

Following on from Dan's issues - and rather than start a new thread - I thought I'd seek the collective help of the VAF Brains Trust on a nearly identical issue.

For the last 20 or so hours, I have...
Forum: GPS 11-25-2018, 01:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By KRviator
Given you've said it's a consistent 100' ESE...

Given you've said it's a consistent 100' ESE deviation sounds like there is a datum mismatch between your logs, and what ForeFlight is displaying. Is there scope to change the datum in Foreflight for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,805
Posted By KRviator
Dunno what came out in the wash unfortunately,...

Dunno what came out in the wash unfortunately, but the RV has been doing a bit of RV-ating lately, according to FlightAware (https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHBUY) - with ADS-B active! :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 03:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,805
Posted By KRviator
This is what happens...

This is what happens (https://www.pprune.org/pacific-general-aviation-questions/612866-rv10-vh-buy-stolen-bacchus-marsh.html) when it goes pear-shaped with an RV-10. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,448
Posted By KRviator
My usual methodology is to takeoff and climb on...

My usual methodology is to takeoff and climb on one tank, using 10.5L, change to the other tank until fuel exhaustion, then switch back to the original tank. This proves I can feed fuel from both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,722
Posted By KRviator
THIS! :) I did practice a dispersal before my...

THIS! :)

I did practice a dispersal before my mate's 'final flight', but if you do plan on trying something like this - particularly if you have the wife/husband/son etc going with you - perform a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,722
Posted By KRviator
A couple years since the last post, but I figured...

A couple years since the last post, but I figured this could help someone in my predicament.

A good mate of mine from work, also a pilot, passed away earlier this year and his family asked if I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,448
Posted By KRviator
I had cause to fly to Queensland and back today...

I had cause to fly to Queensland and back today (7.5 hours total), and as is usual on long flights ran the tank dry. Only this time, I had the foresight to actually film it to prove there's nothing...
Forum: GPS 10-09-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By KRviator
Just wondering what antenna you're using? I have...

Just wondering what antenna you're using? I have a -90B in my -9 (and quite like it) but it came with a GA35 antenna - and those are reported to have a known oscillatory failure mode.

The only other...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-05-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,969
Posted By KRviator
It really depends on what you want to install,...

It really depends on what you want to install, though you can run looms for things like nav lights and trims through the wings and tailcone, that's fairly standard.

I used a free online schematic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,775
Posted By KRviator
I built a -9A, being 6'5.5" and 180lbs, with most...

I built a -9A, being 6'5.5" and 180lbs, with most of my height in the legs. Using the standard panel I have no problems whatsoever. I even hung a KLN-90 underneath the RHS of the panel and while I do...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-04-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By KRviator
The VP-X has a Wig-Wag feature built-in, not a...

The VP-X has a Wig-Wag feature built-in, not a strobe feature.

If you want your FlyLed's white LED's to work as strobe lights, you will need the FlyLed's controller.

Just looking over Paul's...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-02-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,527
Posted By KRviator
But they are useless for IMC, take up extra...

But they are useless for IMC, take up extra weight and panel space for no gain. A G5/D10/SAI340 is much more appropriate for an IFR backup.
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-02-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 920
Posted By KRviator
I couldn't find a photo of them, but they are not...

I couldn't find a photo of them, but they are not the Karnadia series (http://www.kanardia.eu) are they?
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-24-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By KRviator
I used SPST switches with 2 independent blue...

I used SPST switches with 2 independent blue LED's - after finding out the hard way dependent LEDs don't work with the VPX.

As the switch is not on a power pin, I ganged the legends together and...
Forum: Safety 07-05-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,427
Posted By KRviator
FWIW, being the new kid on the block, I would try...

FWIW, being the new kid on the block, I would try to catch up with the owner and explain that you're aware of 'plane-friendly' dogs still getting hit by the prop or otherwise putting themselves...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-24-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,924
Posted By KRviator
I just made some out of scrap aluminium...

I just made some out of scrap aluminium sheet.

BUT - in another of my less-than-stellar moments - didn't account for the fact they spread when not installed in their respective ribs, so when I did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By KRviator
Me too. With the wings on foam padding...

Me too. With the wings on foam padding underneath.

Following along behind in the car you can observe the "WTF was that?" looks of other motorists too! :D
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-18-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 38,933
Posted By KRviator
It is not recommended for EFI systems, but if you...

It is not recommended for EFI systems, but if you fly a "modern" FAR 23-certified aircraft, they're actually designed to permit it without any surprises.
Forum: My RV Build Project 06-18-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 38,933
Posted By KRviator
2 year update

So, it is 2-odd years since I first flew - though I lost nearly 12 months of that after getting cleaned up by a kid on a motorbike that broke my arm and leg - so I figured I might as well post a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,346
Posted By KRviator
Have the LED's set up to wig-wag in flight, and...

Have the LED's set up to wig-wag in flight, and keep the DuckWorks for steady-on when in the circuit? I am still thinking I'll install my set anyway and do that myself, even though I will spring for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,346
Posted By KRviator
And in breaking news, Police today arrested a...

And in breaking news, Police today arrested a South Yarra man following complaints from residents of a Darling St apartment building being sunburnt in their beds at 2am. :p

[/quote]Sing out when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,399
Posted By KRviator
Why on earth would anyone want to postpone a 406...

Why on earth would anyone want to postpone a 406 ELT requirement for 16 bloody years? They are cheap as chips these days, identify the position of what remains of your crashed RV down to around 50m...
Forum: Safety 06-11-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,337
Posted By KRviator
Without having anything scientific to base this...

Without having anything scientific to base this comment on: A LOT.

IIRC I read somewhere they have quite a high disc loading, compared to a standard fling-wing. Check out this video...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-30-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 40,941
Posted By KRviator
User Waypoint File Header

A few months ago, I created a series of files to allow Australian airports to be shown as User Waypoints on SkyView.

One thing I learned (and promptly forgot when I updated the files this week...)...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-29-2018, 05:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,944
Posted By KRviator
Ask and you shall (hopefully) receive... If the...

Ask and you shall (hopefully) receive...

If the good folk at Dynon don't get upset at me for uploading them there, you can find two files containing a listing of every Australian ALA and Certified...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-29-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By KRviator
I had a quiet day at work today so in my spare...

I had a quiet day at work today so in my spare time I tried my hand at making these files for the G3X too.

I do not have a G3X system, nor do I know anyone who does that I can beg/borrow or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-28-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
Posted By KRviator
Dynon do indeed have the Australian Hybrid VFR...

Dynon do indeed have the Australian Hybrid VFR maps available for purchase from OzRunways and AvPlan, but this doesn't include the aerodata, ie it is just a JPG-style image that is georeferenced and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
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, 01:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,886
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, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,578
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, 09:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,547
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, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
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, 03:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,263
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, 05:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,597
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, 09:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,288
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, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,503
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, 11:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,161
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, 04:56 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,161
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, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,200
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, 09:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,939
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, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,954
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, 10:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,200
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, 04:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,200
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, 10:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,859
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, 09:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,939
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, 04:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,939
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, 04:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 975
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, 11:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,398
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, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By KRviator
From the EAA DAR List...

From the EAA DAR List...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,157
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, 01:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,900
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 02-16-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,511
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, 03:45 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,642
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, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,049
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, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,818
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, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,300
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, 02:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,300
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...
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