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Forum: RV-14 12-24-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 689
Posted By Janekom
Merry Christmas to all VAF and RV people all...

Merry Christmas to all VAF and RV people all around the world.
Lovely day here in Boggomsbay in South Africa.
Enjoying the surf and good company with family, kids and...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-22-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,574
Posted By Janekom
Phew ! Well done

Phew ! Well done
Forum: RV-10 10-22-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,482
Posted By Janekom
Also make sure that your filter is squeezed...

Also make sure that your filter is squeezed tight. Any movement and the filter will eat right through the bottom of the FAB. I usually glue in an aluminium base ito the FAB
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 826
Posted By Janekom
Another key symptom when it fails is if your...

Another key symptom when it fails is if your motor tends to fire or start just as you release the start key. But the retard set of points not opening on the retard magneto will do the same.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-20-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 108,600
Posted By Janekom
Great story and great trip. Thanks for sharing it.

Great story and great trip. Thanks for sharing it.
Forum: RV-10 10-19-2017, 01:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,072
Posted By Janekom
Many thanks Johan :D

Many thanks Johan :D
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-13-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 108,600
Posted By Janekom
Amazing story. Thank you so much for sharing

Amazing story. Thank you so much for sharing
Forum: RV-10 08-03-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,226
Posted By Janekom
For someone halfway around the world - what it a...

For someone halfway around the world - what it a Thunderbolt engine please?
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,991
Posted By Janekom
There is in my opinion no need to lift the plane....

There is in my opinion no need to lift the plane. You do this part with the wings off. Just go to the tail, jerk it upwards ads see how the wheels will slide inwards ( toe in ) slightly. Then follow...
Forum: RV-10 07-20-2017, 08:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,794
Posted By Janekom
I have three dzus fasteners each side on the...

I have three dzus fasteners each side on the bottom cowl and it cracked at about 150 hrs. Made a new one from slightly thicker material and made the top longer to take two fasteners. One as per plan...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-06-2017, 12:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By Janekom
Thanks Dorfie. I am not sure but there were...

Thanks Dorfie. I am not sure but there were several items auctioned and it is also an awareness campaign by Botswana Tourism with spin offs down the line.

There are various flying schools that will...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-05-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By Janekom
The big tent where everything...

The big tent where everything happens.
http://www.hanekom.org.za/ROR2017/IMG_6306.JPG
Me and my navigator Johan.
http://www.hanekom.org.za/ROR2017/IMG_6430.JPG
The fesh-fesh dust can be a problem...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-05-2017, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By Janekom
Thank you Rob. By the way I also do the yearly...

Thank you Rob. By the way I also do the yearly Zimbabwe Air Rally. I have done six and my pilot has done 38 ! I could also do something on the Zim Rally of 2017 in another post?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-05-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By Janekom
Some pictures

The surrounds
http://www.hanekom.org.za/ROR2017/IMG_6275.JPG
Final approach RWY 10
http://www.hanekom.org.za/ROR2017/IMG_6279.JPG
On the apron. Three weeks ago this was just...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-05-2017, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By Janekom
Here is another link to the Pilots Post site and...

Here is another link to the Pilots Post site and a report from RV7 owner and friend Juri Keyter and Willie Bodenstein.

http://www.pilotspost.com/arn0001276

Then as requested more info about the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-03-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,496
Posted By Janekom
Race for Rhinos 2017

This past weekend we have participated in the Race for Rhinos 2017. Now this event takes place in the middle of Botswana close to or at Sowa Pans.

This year there were 71 entrants. No less than four...
Forum: RV-10 06-13-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,872
Posted By Janekom
Sikaflex is your friend

I am busy with RV build number 7, this my third RV 10 and have always used Sikaflex 295. Easy to work with and never had any problems.
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,759
Posted By Janekom
Congratulations Johan

Congratulations Johan,
I am sure the family will have many hours of fun flight in this wonderful flying machine :D


http://www.hanekom.org.za/Images_Vlieg/IMG_5918.JPG
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,526
Posted By Janekom
Congratulations Johan

Here is Johan proudly showing off his PINK SLIP :)

Wishing you many fun and safe hours in N245JM. Having witnessed how meticulous he was with everything during the build, this will be a very nice...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,317
Posted By Janekom
Busy with my 7th RV build and never had a crack....

Busy with my 7th RV build and never had a crack. Forget about all the drilling and use Sikaflex :D
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-23-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,832
Posted By Janekom
I thought they are strutural

A couple of years back I also had an RV7 in my shop without those screws. Asked Vans and the reply was: Do not attempt to fly that aeroplane as it is structural. Cannot remember who it was but I find...
Forum: RV-14 02-27-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,927
Posted By Janekom
Why do you not use Sikaflex ?

Why do you not use Sikaflex ?
Forum: RV-14 01-19-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,233
Posted By Janekom
No more spots

Problem solved. Yesterday after flying the 14 again I first took some polish and tried to get rid of the spots. Nothing. Then I tried thinners and off they went. So it has been a bit of clear coat...
Forum: RV-14 01-16-2017, 03:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,662
Posted By Janekom
It is the one that came with the kit. It is just...

It is the one that came with the kit. It is just the picture.
Forum: RV-14 01-16-2017, 03:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,233
Posted By Janekom
Hi Scott, Talked to the builder now. He confirmed...

Hi Scott,
Talked to the builder now. He confirmed that the plans state like you say. To be used for defogging or to get heat out.

The builder has wired them permanently on. Oops. It seems then that...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,233
Posted By Janekom
Glare Shield fans problem

I am busy test flying a new RV14 and it has 19 hours on it now, all flown in fairly hot summer conditions. It has two fans on the glare shield to draw hot air out of the instrument "bay". The two...
Forum: RV-14 01-15-2017, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 20,662
Posted By Janekom
ZU-IIS First RV14A to fly in Africa

Somehow I became involved doing the inspections on this project. My friend Larry Beamish did the maiden flight and I have done some of the other test flights. Below is the RV in front of my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2017, 02:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By Janekom
Elevator Trim Speed Controller

As an advertiser I thought it will be ok to post this.

There are many thousands of RVs flying with electric elevator trim and basic panels. Read - no fancy auto trim etc. They are all very sensitive...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2017, 02:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,521
Posted By Janekom
A friend had the same here on a brand new RV14...

A friend had the same here on a brand new RV14 (20 hrs). They swopped the starter and problem has gone away.
Forum: RV-10 01-02-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,796
Posted By Janekom
Hi John, you have asked about the rvbits plenum....

Hi John, you have asked about the rvbits plenum. I always say that if you can fabricate well fitting rubber seals, you do not need a plenum lid. But most battle a bit with this. With my plenum you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,461
Posted By Janekom
Jip - Cleaveland Tool keeps stock of ours. Simply...

Jip - Cleaveland Tool keeps stock of ours. Simply the best :D
Forum: Propellers 11-07-2016, 01:34 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 26,571
Posted By Janekom
According to my information the IO-540-D4A5 is a...

According to my information the IO-540-D4A5 is a wide deck?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 11,113
Posted By Janekom
Very nice. Think I should give Solidworks a go as...

Very nice. Think I should give Solidworks a go as well. Never used it before.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-27-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,510
Posted By Janekom
What blessing to be able to do that

What blessing to be able to do that :)
Our three grandchildren basically "grew up" in our RV10. The 8 year boy knows everything about the controls up front and gets some stick time every now and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2016, 02:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,808
Posted By Janekom
Great

I use Google Sketchup Make to design my parts. I have done a number of parts like guides for the tip up canopy. Works quite well.
Forum: RV-10 09-14-2016, 12:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By Janekom
Thank you very much - SV42 it will be then ;)

Thank you very much - SV42 it will be then ;)
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By Janekom
Thank you - can you remember which hole you have...

Thank you - can you remember which hole you have used on the arm?
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2016, 03:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By Janekom
Question Dynon SV roll servo question

I have hear that the SV32 servo might be a bit weak to be used as the roll servo on the RV10. Anyone with advice or experience wit this please. I have used the SV42 once before on a 10 but now have a...
Forum: RV-10 07-29-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Poll: Aileron trim
Views: 2,621
Posted By Janekom
Aileron trim

I thought the aileron trim is very useful. Others seem to differ. Can you guys please tell if you have it installed or not
Forum: RV-10 07-22-2016, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,058
Posted By Janekom
Another question - if it is trimmed nicely and...

Another question - if it is trimmed nicely and there are no gaps to fill under the door sill, is it really necesary to install it using structural filler as called for in rhe plans.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,523
Posted By Janekom
In the picture in Kitlog, it seems that the plexi...

In the picture in Kitlog, it seems that the plexi is OUTSIDE the ear?
If so put it inside - as in plexi between the ear and the rest. I usually cut off the ears completely. This is if you are going...
Forum: Propellers 03-01-2016, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 963
Posted By Janekom
CSU - RPM question

Brand new RV7A. Superior IO-360 and a Hartzell 2 blade prop with a Hartzell CSU. I have set the Dynon on 1 pulse per revolution which seems to be right, but I am not sure.

When I do a run up the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-29-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 571,893
Posted By Janekom
ZU-JRV

So on Friday 26 February 2016 I have put another RV7A in the air. It is a QB that someone no longer with us started (RIP) and I have finished it in 14 months.

The panel is dual Skyview and the...
Forum: RV-10 01-05-2016, 03:47 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 460,348
Posted By Janekom
Very interesting mod on the air intake?

Very interesting mod on the air intake?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,333
Posted By Janekom
I am in Africa and we will never have ADS...

I am in Africa and we will never have ADS whatever. My XRX is also on all the time and is a great help.
Will the Monroy interface with Dynon SV like the XRX?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,699
Posted By Janekom
No - As far as I know The Vans analog gauges will...

No - As far as I know The Vans analog gauges will only work on the standard resistive probe.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-14-2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,393
Posted By Janekom
Steve, I was looking for a Garmin support forum...

Steve, I was looking for a Garmin support forum and could not find one. Thank you very much for your reply. So then it seems that my static reading on the bench is OK. I have "inspected" the two...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-14-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,393
Posted By Janekom
Question Replacing a UMA Oil Temp Sender

We have a problem with a very erratic oil temp reading on a Garmn G3X system and the the sender unit is a UMA. I see that the Uma unit is a 5K thermistor unit. On the bench it measures 110 Ohm while...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-29-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,761
Posted By Janekom
Can anyone please help me and tell me how to...

Can anyone please help me and tell me how to change the appearance of my Kitlog site? Thanks.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-19-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,353
Posted By Janekom
Hi Tom, I always say that if you can build...

Hi Tom,
I always say that if you can build perfect rubber seals, you do not need our plenum lids. BUT even if you build them perfect, down the line there will be points where they sag or fold,...
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2015, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,425
Posted By Janekom
Stick to the plans ;)

Stick to the plans ;)
Forum: RV-10 05-19-2015, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 960
Posted By Janekom
In my opinion you need the 42 with torque...

In my opinion you need the 42 with torque enhancer for pitch and a 52 for roll. We found that the 42 will kick out in turbulence.And also use the hole closest to the center on the 52.
Forum: RV-10 05-03-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,459
Posted By Janekom
Congratulations

Congratulations. May you experience many hundreds of safe and fun filled hours flying it to new destinations. This is now your personal time machine :D
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,581
Posted By Janekom
Pieter, On the canopy hinge block that I had to...

Pieter,
On the canopy hinge block that I had to redo it was only a few holes. They have cut the block on size so I did not have to trim.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-08-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,757
Posted By Janekom
Hi Jay, Wonderful to hear that you are close to...

Hi Jay,
Wonderful to hear that you are close to the maiden. Please e-mail some pictures.

No back to your problem. I have a different opinion about it and think it is a resonance. I have seen this go...
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-25-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,581
Posted By Janekom
Got it

Phoned around and actually found exactly the same material about 40 minutes driving away from me. At the huge price of about $1.00 for the block. :D
Thanks for the help as well.
Forum: RV-7/7A 02-24-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,581
Posted By Janekom
UHMW block replacement

Made an error on one of the C-617 blocks and need to redo. I cannot get UHMW locally. What other material will be OK here. This is one of the tip-up canopy blocks where it hinges. Thanks.

I could...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-18-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,892
Posted By Janekom
I can confirm that the standard cables does not...

I can confirm that the standard cables does not change the compass reading or anything else IF you have the ADHARS in the middle.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,892
Posted By Janekom
ADAHRS Moved

So yesterday I have made a tray and moved the ADAHRS to a tray behind the luggage bulkhead, like I have done before. It is working as expected - no interference.

New banner in workshop:

DO NOT...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-11-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,892
Posted By Janekom
I have done a panel rebuilt recently on an RV7....

I have done a panel rebuilt recently on an RV7. So that Is why I initially asked the question. Analog to Skyview.

I have opted to install the ADAHRS in the left wing bottom close to the fuselage as...
Forum: RV-12 02-04-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,247
Posted By Janekom
Maybe you have them too close to the flange? I...

Maybe you have them too close to the flange? I believe 2-4 inches, but closer to 4 inches will make them last longer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,114
Posted By Janekom
Easy to repair

This is quite easy to repair and move on. One thing I have noticed is that you talk about bolting downthe tube. Sorry if I understand it wron but:

I have a different approach. I use cheap alu tube...
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