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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,412
Posted By newt
I would buy the heck out of a set of Vans...

I would buy the heck out of a set of Vans glasses.

- mark
Forum: California 03-18-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By newt
If the same thing happens to Airventure this...

If the same thing happens to Airventure this year, I want to be on record as the first person to call it "CoughKosh."

- mark
Forum: Safety 03-10-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By newt
ATSB report into a flipped RV-6A

ATSB has released its report into a flipped RV-6A at William Creek, South Australia.
PR: https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/news-items/2020/landing-accident/
Full report:...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2020, 05:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,273
Posted By newt
TT coupled to a 430W here too. If Iím on altitude...

TT coupled to a 430W here too. If Iím on altitude hold and itís thermic itíll ďhuntĒ for height which, depending on the thermals, can involve quite significant pitch and speed excursions.

If I go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 712
Posted By newt
Hey, Mike — Which Part of AU? There are a hep if...

Hey, Mike — Which Part of AU?

There are a hep if RV people in Sydney. DM if you’re here for a while or here often, we’ll roll out the red carpet.

- mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,764
Posted By newt
Okay, I find that slightly confusing. I have an...

Okay, I find that slightly confusing.

I have an alternate static for IFR, which, when opened, vents the static line to cockpit.

There's a bit of instrumentation disturbance when I open it, but...
Forum: International 02-03-2020, 02:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By newt
Jeremy Miller is based on the Gold Coast, we...

Jeremy Miller is based on the Gold Coast, we contracted him for a few days to come down to Sydney with us. He has all the necessary Part 61 stuff (one of the best airshow pilots in Australia, and is...
Forum: International 02-02-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By newt
Video debrief: I can see exactly where this one...

Video debrief: I can see exactly where this one turned to worms. :D
https://youtu.be/dpaERkL1kU0

- mark
Forum: International 02-02-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,202
Posted By newt
Formation aeros

Eddie Seve, Mal Kains, Glenn Bridgeland and I brought Jeremy Miller and Michael Jorgensen to train us in formation aerobatics this weekend.

The most intense training experience I've ever had. 115ļF...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-27-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 312,440
Posted By newt
There was a puddle. It seemed a shame to waste...

There was a puddle.

It seemed a shame to waste it.

http://media.dotat.org/~newton/puddle.jpg

- mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,685
Posted By newt
Took a colleague for his first small airplane...

Took a colleague for his first small airplane flight. Our planned lunch in the Hunter Valley was interrupted by a wall of weather North of Sydney, so we turned around and said, "Hi!" to Kevin and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 840
Posted By newt
A ziploc bag with a can of VuePlex and a...

A ziploc bag with a can of VuePlex and a microfiber towel for the canopy.

A second ziploc bag with a rag and a spray bottle of Meguiars Quik Detailer for everything else...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,304
Posted By newt
An appropriately angled LED, maybe with a...

An appropriately angled LED, maybe with a reflector and diffuser, mounted in the fiberglass fairing in the fuselage to empennage transition would probably be easier, give you more internal space to...
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By newt
Sum up two bathroom scales under your cradle....

Sum up two bathroom scales under your cradle. That'll give you a rough indication for the weight of your wing.

- mark
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2020, 03:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,852
Posted By newt
I took off in a Scheibe SF-25c Motorfalke after...

I took off in a Scheibe SF-25c Motorfalke after flying my RV-6 for a year.

Climbing out over the upwind fence, I genuinely thought there was something wrong with it and I might end up decking it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,271
Posted By newt
Or perhaps misrigged. A reweigh and a rigging...

Or perhaps misrigged.

A reweigh and a rigging check will work it out one way or the other, and suggest whether the airplane needs tail ballast or a HS angle of incidence adjustment.

- mark
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,123
Posted By newt
Australia has no time for caring about FAR...

Australia has no time for caring about FAR 21.93.

- mark
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,123
Posted By newt
One of these days I'm going to hand my RV's keys...

One of these days I'm going to hand my RV's keys to one of the CSU owners in my formation group and find out just how good they really are :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkUxspoeZzk

- mark
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-06-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,123
Posted By newt
The ATSB thinks this fatal accident was a carb...

The ATSB thinks this fatal accident was a carb ice issue:
https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2014/aair/ao-2014-149/

- mark
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By newt
Cool Technically correct is the best kind of correct

Push to talk is supposed to be intermittent :D

- mark
Forum: International 01-06-2020, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By newt
It was very enjoyable. Except for the visibility....

It was very enjoyable. Except for the visibility. But, hey, I was in slot, I only needed to see about 50 feet anyway :D

- mark
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-05-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,123
Posted By newt
That is a fascinating consideration, and I'm glad...

That is a fascinating consideration, and I'm glad I asked here.

Thank you!

- mark
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-05-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,123
Posted By newt
That's certainly a consideration. But it butts up...

That's certainly a consideration. But it butts up against the extremely annoying way that I get left behind on the outside of echelon turns with RV-7s :) An IO-360 is less than 7 kg heavier than an...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-05-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,123
Posted By newt
RV-6 engine replacement

My RV-6 is on about 1830 hours. I'll have an annual condition inspection in October, then I think there'll be engine work in 2021.

Current engine is a carburetted O-320-D2A with a Sensenich...
Forum: International 01-02-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By newt
New Years Day 2020

Our formation group has established a bit of a tradition over the last few years, of meeting up late in the morning on January 1st and flying somewhere "interesting," usually for a spot of...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-16-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,407
Posted By newt
Is the main oil seal on the crank leaking, with...

Is the main oil seal on the crank leaking, with the oil finding its way into the induction system through the air filter/throttle body?

Your photos don't include anything about the general condition...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,922
Posted By newt
I returned from Europe on Saturday and assessed...

I returned from Europe on Saturday and assessed that jetlag and fatigue was inconsistent with an IMSAFE check, so I visited the hangar to clean the dust and wildfire soot off the RV-6 and put it on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,760
Posted By newt
That was answered ages ago. :D - mark

That was answered ages ago. :D

- mark
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,760
Posted By newt
How would approaching at any speed whatsoever...

How would approaching at any speed whatsoever make any difference to the touch down speed or attitude?

A properly held-off landing should result in the aircraft touching down at the same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-23-2019, 01:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,151
Posted By newt
I did the same thing Eddie did, in slot while he...

I did the same thing Eddie did, in slot while he was in #3.

It's Parkes, though. Not Parks. YPKS. :-)

We were supposed to arrive on Saturday, but dust storms, TSRA, and a TAF with VRB05G45KT...
Forum: GPS 09-17-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By newt
Does three hundred dollarydoos per year even...

Does three hundred dollarydoos per year even count as "pricey"?

- mark
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 829
Posted By newt
I always thought this happened because the fuel...

I always thought this happened because the fuel pressure sensors are automotive, and not designed for changing ambient air pressure, so they under-read during a climb.

I think it's pretty common in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,753
Posted By newt
I'm guessing you won't want to send test hardware...

I'm guessing you won't want to send test hardware to Australia, otherwise I'd offer to run it for you. I'll defer to someone else to help out with that.

(but it's very good news that you expect it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,753
Posted By newt
I echo Bill's appreciation for your response to...

I echo Bill's appreciation for your response to my missive, and look forward to an experimental product that works with G5's.

I also have the same GAD29 question (I don't have the -B, but can easily...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,556
Posted By newt
William Creek is a well-maintained hard surface...

William Creek is a well-maintained hard surface (bitumen) runway, so I don't know why that's relevant here.

- mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,021
Posted By newt
Every time I fly commercial in the USA, I spend...

Every time I fly commercial in the USA, I spend the whole time dumbfounded by the extent to which the country which invented the concept of commercial airlines has screwed it up so badly :-)

There...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,753
Posted By newt
Okay, some feedback from a customer which speaks...

Okay, some feedback from a customer which speaks to that.

We've been waiting for software for the Vizion to do Garmin G5 integration for ... quite a while. TruTrak first suggested that it was in...
Forum: Formation Flying 12-11-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By newt
Mal was having a more precise day than I was; I'm...

Mal was having a more precise day than I was; I'm going to claim liberties from the fact that I was trying to have a conversation with a first-time passenger at the same time :)

We now have a group...
Forum: Formation Flying 12-10-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,570
Posted By newt
Sydney's Airway Victor 1

Sunday: Lovely morning. I have a guest from Europe. We've organized a posse, so let's go flying.

Lead: Glenn in VH-VNZ.
#2: Mal in VH-DWC.
#3: Me in VH-SOL.

https://youtu.be/3_wLRFGhc28

Our...
Forum: RV-6/6A 09-17-2018, 11:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,422
Posted By newt
Wear your parachute

Here's a reasonably famous story of a parachute close call:
http://www.glidingcaboolture.org.au/what_went_wrong.htm

The pilot involved was originally going to go flying without the 'chute. The only...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,189
Posted By newt
It sounds like the next bit of progress the FAA...

It sounds like the next bit of progress the FAA could (should) show is to accept "electronic facsimiles" of required documents.

There's an "Acts Interpretation Act" in Australia which says that...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-22-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,528
Posted By newt
Still at Tyabb? Tell Chris Brown I said,...

Still at Tyabb? Tell Chris Brown I said, "Hi."

(he's been doing formation in 152's for the last six months. I keep telling him he needs a better airplane...)

- mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 27,750
Posted By newt
Orr wants to charge $130 to ship to Australia :D

Orr wants to charge $130 to ship to Australia :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2017, 04:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,551
Posted By newt
:eek: I know it's "experimental" aviation, but...

:eek: I know it's "experimental" aviation, but surely there comes a time when the experiment has run to completion and the results have been analyzed and written up?

- mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,333
Posted By newt
Otherwise known as a "design gust." A design...

Otherwise known as a "design gust."

A design gust is significantly stronger than you think. It's enough to exceed a -3 acceleration, which is probably the kind of turbulence that's serious enough to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-26-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 123,652
Posted By newt
"If you're really Vlad but it's too dangerous to...

"If you're really Vlad but it's too dangerous to talk, blink twice."

- mark
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-26-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 123,652
Posted By newt
Three days and no updates. I'm beginning to think...

Three days and no updates. I'm beginning to think he never came home after all.

- mark :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,632
Posted By newt
Australian AOPA has just started an insurance...

Australian AOPA has just started an insurance scheme too.

I can't recommend it because I haven't investigated it at all (I renew in February), but it might be worth checking out.

- mark
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-19-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,528
Posted By newt
Mal has been editing GoPro video, and I've...

Mal has been editing GoPro video, and I've watched it about 8 times today and can't wait for the weekend.

https://youtu.be/_bjEbI5s67k

HOW GOOD IS THAT?

- mark
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,259
Posted By newt
I'm an average-skilled pilot. I dom better...

I'm an average-skilled pilot.

I dom better landings at night in my taildragger RV-6 than I do by day.

It isn't an issue. There are more significant considerations about night and IFR ops than...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,877
Posted By newt
You're not supposed to reuse the tubes. Bin-job,...

You're not supposed to reuse the tubes. Bin-job, get a new one.

- mark
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-14-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,093
Posted By newt
I misread that at first, and thought you said,...

I misread that at first, and thought you said, "Swisseagle heading for Australia." :D

Sensational work. Yours is far and away the finest RV-7 I've ever laid eyes on, the precision and attention to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-14-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,380
Posted By newt
Adding a G5 and Trutrak Vizion 385 to a steam-gauges panel

Current fit-out:

Steam gauge 6-pack.
GNS430W.
Trutrak Vizion 380 autopilot on one of the GNS430W's serial ports.
Trig TT21 ADS-B-Out on another one of the GNS430W's serial ports.
OBS indicator, also...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-03-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 123,652
Posted By newt
EVIL CLIFFHANGER! - mark

EVIL CLIFFHANGER!

- mark
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-19-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,528
Posted By newt
To explain Eddie's last comment: He and Glenn...

To explain Eddie's last comment:

He and Glenn BOTH had flat tyres on landing at home base, about ten minutes apart from each other.

We're now sufficiently well trained that we can have formation...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-19-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,528
Posted By newt
Most fun you can have with pants on. One of the...

Most fun you can have with pants on.

One of the things we've covered is a process for inducting other formation pilots into our group. Terminology and SOPs are absolutely critical, extremely...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-18-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,528
Posted By newt
Advanced formation flying at Temora

Eddie (RV-7), Mal (RV-6A), Glenn (RV-7) and myself (RV-6) did a formation flying course in Sydney last November. It's a flight activity endorsement on a pilot license in Australia, all very formal...
Forum: Safety 06-02-2017, 03:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,029
Posted By newt
Fuel? It's a solvent, and it's guaranteed to...

Fuel?

It's a solvent, and it's guaranteed to not damage the fuel line.

The suggestion of dragging a fuel-soaked bit of rag (ghetto pipecleaner!) through the length of the hose is a good one too.

...
Forum: Safety 05-30-2017, 04:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,014
Posted By newt
Engine failure doesn't kill pilots. Failing to...

Engine failure doesn't kill pilots.

Failing to make allowances for engine failure (safe off-field landing site within glide distance? Inability to maintain safe flying speed whilst panicking? Lax...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-25-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 16,860
Posted By newt
I'm with Walt on this one. Observation: Nothing...

I'm with Walt on this one.

Observation: Nothing makes an aircraft unairworthy quicker and more trivially than a flat tire. No matter what condition the rest of the airplane is in, if you let the air...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2017, 02:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,941
Posted By newt
Tip for traveling in France: I've never had an...

Tip for traveling in France:

I've never had an issue with language in France, except in Paris.

"Parlez vous Anglais?"
(indifferent dismissive hand gesture) "Non, non."

A week later, same...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-16-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,844
Posted By newt
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