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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-10-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 425
Posted By KRviator
I neglected to order my flexible fuel lines...

I neglected to order my flexible fuel lines before I left for work the other side of the country - and naturally I couldn't supply the exact dimensions I needed. A quick email back and forth with Tom...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-07-2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By KRviator
The Mothership (And presumably DR) have always...

The Mothership (And presumably DR) have always been doing this to their caps (http://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1536302607-140-513&browse=gifts&product=cap)....
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-04-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 315
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, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
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, 12:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 790
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, 06:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
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, 05:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,903
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, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,598
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, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,027
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, 10:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 35,078
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, 08:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 35,078
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, 06:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,569
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, 06:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,569
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, 12:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
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, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,936
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, 03:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 38,337
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, 04:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,784
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, 03:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
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, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
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, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
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: 2,500
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: 4,071
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: 3,082
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: 1,011
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: 2,759
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: 1,290
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: 44
Views: 8,307
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: 1,302
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: 10,007
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: 10,007
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: 3,060
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: 3,385
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: 2,428
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: 3,060
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: 3,060
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: 21
Views: 2,377
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: 3,385
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: 3,385
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: 900
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: 2,130
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: 672
Posted By KRviator
From the EAA DAR List...

From the EAA DAR List...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-21-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,015
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: 2,956
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: 14
Views: 2,969
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: 9,726
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: 954
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: 1,587
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: 1,116
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: 1,116
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: 1,128
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: 1,116
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: 1,829
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: 4,742
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: 12,116
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: 1,412
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: 1,412
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: 16,129
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: 1,715
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: 9,088
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: 9,088
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: 1,938
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: 5,465
Posted By KRviator
From an earlier post of mine regarding the...

From an earlier post of mine regarding the Digikey SchemeIt online tool:
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