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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,209
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
FlyLEDS are excellent choice. And exceptional value for money...

I have a set of FlyLEDS on my RV-10. And I replaced the leading edge PAR36 in the Duckworks kit with the 4 spot set from FlyLEDS.

I fly IFR/Night and they are a good replacement. They use a special...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 853
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
O2 location

I loated mine in the baggage area behind the passenger rear occupant.

I agree that it makes it very easy to access also.

Does not compromise the area that much and brings CG weight closer to centre...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,493
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Australian Customer

So do these prices including shipping cover Australia?

I am looking at getting 2 x 900EX or ETX900-VNT* for dual battery setup for RV-10 in Australia in standard battery position. :-)
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-08-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,800
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
FlyLeds: a good option.

If going to Oshkosh, have a look into the Landing Lights from FlyLeds....

4 spot, very bright and drop in replacement for HIDs in the Duckworks leading edge light kit. Fully Wigwagable..... (is that...
Forum: Reviews 06-09-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 918
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Landing Lights

Wait until you see the Landing Lights...... Wow!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Quotes

Hi,

If the Aussie car importers are correct, get them to sign a document that states that any additional charges levied against you for this shipment are to be paid by them and are covered $775 and...
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,554
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
My latest add to my RV-10

I have printed the below for covering two wires on the panel from the top to the bottom.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/un93csyl9s0l4ol/20180429_142842.jpg?dl=0

Needed to design and print it it two...
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,554
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Printer Type

I got a Prusa i3 Mk3, and basically, it is brilliant.

Well sorted, and good community of users.... bit like Vans.

Support is good and it is kit or factory built and continuous improvement program...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,554
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
STL files for RV-10

I was wondering if anyone in the community had an STL or 3d file for the RV-10, or the series for that matter?

I have a new 3d printer :-) and want to do something "important"
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,372
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Archer NAV vs clones

I installed an Archer NAV for IFR and have been very satisfied. Not used it a lot, mainly GPS approaches, however, never failed with good distances.

The one thing I know from my research in NAV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 947
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Great Product

You won't be disappointed...

:-)
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,296
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Talking Fantastic.

Have fun....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 116,190
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
:-0 240kts

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bkf97owxouplh2y/240.jpg?dl=0

Big tailwind :-)

Melbourne to Sydney - Australia...
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 395
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Need a K&N Custom Air Filter E-3450

Hi,

I am in Australia and hoping that the following post will find someone who is in Oz that can get me a filter in the next few days.

I am after a K&N Custom Air Filter E-3450, and have two on...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,247
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Just a follow up.

In addition, the EAP9 only needs to be mist coated to work well. No need to wipe off any runs.

I used the 3M PPS system also. Very nice.

The coating is as hard as an epoxy should be.

I generally...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,247
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
@andrew - what is the difference between the...

@andrew - what is the difference between the EAP-9/12 and the alumiprep? Does the EAP-9/12 not etch the surface to paint? I watched their video and it seems a very long winded process (induction...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,247
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
My approach in Oz

Hi,

My approach in Oz inner suburbia was as follows:

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=aiki_aviator&project=1932&category=6516&log=124835&row=31

Basically, the primer is tough....
Forum: RV-10 09-01-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,003
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Well Ddone.

Congrats. And hobbs meter....... genius...
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Tools and costs

Hi,

Firstly, welcome. And you can do it no probs. It is just consistency... Van's plans are top notch. Take your time, ask questions if uncertain and before long, you will have a plane.

OZFOREX is...
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,836
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Tools and costs

Hi,

Firstly, welcome. And you can do it no probs. It is just consistency... Van's plans are top notch. Take your time, ask questions if uncertain and before long, you will have a plane.

OZFOREX is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,254
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Question on Approval?

I understand that the FAA has approved...

"Approved, unless used with reference to another person, means approved by the FAA or any person to whom the FAA has delegated its authority in the matter...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,250
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
FLYLEDS

Yep another A++ for FLYLEDS.

I have had them for near on 3 years and brilliant.

And support.......second to none. Any issues, Paul is always there to give a hand.
Forum: RV-10 06-22-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,096
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Put me down for 3

Hi,

We will be driving up from Chicago and will arrive probably a little later. Maybe 6:30pm.

Peter, Paul and Andrew....

Regards,
Andrew.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2017, 03:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,959
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Resolution??

Does anyone have a solution as yet?
Forum: ADS-B 04-09-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 30,442
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
ADS-B Testing Australia

Hi Shane,

I have emailed in direct to your company, however, no reply, so thought I would drop a line here.

I am happy to test ADS-B in in Australia as we only have 1090 down here and no UAT.

I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,562
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Hi Steve, I have not as yet upgraded to the 6.21...

Hi Steve,

I have not as yet upgraded to the 6.21 as states that if you upgrade to 6.21 you MUST use the new "synchronize" process software. Is that correct?

If Not can you upgrade to 6.21, then...
Forum: ADS-B 03-30-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,751
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
AFS5600

I worked on this feverishly last year and got caught at the final hurdle with AFS. The inbound transfer protocol wasn't available on the AFS. Good to hear it is now available. What version of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,496
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
That is absolutely fantastic Rob. Well done to...

That is absolutely fantastic Rob. Well done to you and the crew. :-)

BTW, will it do AvPlan also?

Regards,
Andrew.
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,542
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Crow

Have a look at Crow harnesses also.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,237
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Not quite correct, see the Powerflarm. This...

Not quite correct, see the Powerflarm. This captures all matter of transponder information and proceeds to forward it to the AFS units. That being said, look at the pricing????

Big difference in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-19-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,902
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Secret technique

I am definitely interested in the secret technique. If you don't want to post, maybe send me a personal message ;-)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-19-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,902
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Basically the EGT got over 1550 I believe where...

Basically the EGT got over 1550 I believe where others were sitting at about 1430. On the CHT rise, answer was No. I got to it pretty quickly. I saw the rise and dropped power back fairly quickly so...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-19-2017, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,902
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Valve seat feedback required

I completed a flight yesterday and noted that I had what appeared to be a partially blocked injector on my #2 due to a significant increase in EGT to all other cylinders on approach back into my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-16-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,062
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Understand what you are saying here Mel. It does...

Understand what you are saying here Mel. It does make sense.

However, does it not also make sense that given it is experimental category, that if you demonstrate compliance with the FAR's (which is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-14-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,062
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Can you please explain this as that is a little...

Can you please explain this as that is a little ambiguous. Experimental is, but your not?

So Does that mean my logic regarding signed off and approved for NVFR by the Administrator, means that the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-14-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,062
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Good discussion :-)

Ok, Got me there :-) I did say "approved" not necessary. And it does say "approved"...

However, Approved means under the definitions as approved by the Administrator. Given that the flight type...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,062
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Requirements

FWIW, I believe that there is no requirement for "approved" lighting. The only requirement is that you have them.

My understanding is that FLYLEDS satisfies all of the technical requirements for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,460
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Curious

Just curious, why would you not what this mag?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-04-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,523
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Aussies coming to Oshkosh

Hi,

Myself and two friends (Paul and Peter) are coming across to Oshkosh this year, 2 of us for the first time.

We are arriving 17 July 2017 into Los Angeles and will be flying up to Oregon to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-29-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,646
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Fuel pressure decrease in climb

I recently have become aware of a need to watch my fuel pressure on climb. I have had some interesting readings of late and wanted to get some feedback/thoughts etc...

Engine: Thunderbolt YIO-540,...
Forum: Flight Testing 12-16-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,352
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Lighting?

From the mountains, looks like it could be shadow.... maybe it is effectively, a little moisture followed by shadow.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,929
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
FlyLeds

Have a look into FlyLeds.

Paul does a great service and provides top quality product. Have a search and you will find excellent reviews.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,528
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Shipping is a killer

Yep. I just tried.....

$340 odd for the tires and tubes PLUS $700 shipping to Australia.....

What the.....

Ridiculous...

Regards,
Andrew
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-20-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,959
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Dimmer weird

I have the same issue and I recycle in flight to get appropriate response also.

Regards,
Andrew.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 116,190
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
I have now joined...... :-)

On the way to Lakes Entrance with my father..

35Kt tailwind saw us at 210 kts....

Only able to capture 209kts...

Although it shows 100ft decent rate it was straight and level. The second shot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,649
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Glazing

Curious on what the glazed cylinders look like with a borescope.

I have not actually seen what people are describing and would be interested.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,069
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
LEDS

I have a set of FLYLEDS from Paul (www.flyleds.com)and I know a couple of others who have some of his product. A lot cheaper and excellent quality.

Have a search in the forum and you will see what I...
Forum: GPS 06-16-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,283
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Default settings

That is great to hear that the defaults work, Could someone take a few shots and post them or document them for me. That would be a big help solving this issue.

Thanks in advance.
Andrew.
Forum: GPS 06-16-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,283
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
GTN650 Dimmer Settings

Hi All,

I am in the same boat. Since a recent upgrade of the system, my Dimmer setting have gone haywire. Staying dark when transitioning to light, staying bright when transitioning to Night.

Could...
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,381
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
always worth a review

Please send me one also

along @ aanet dot com dot au

Thanks in advance
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,471
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Documents verifying this number

So looks like consensus is 25.5. Can anyone point to the documentation having this as the Fuel flow for this engine?

All I can validate is the Lycoming Operations Manual setting 21.5 for the D...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2016, 02:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,471
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Max Fuel Flow on Takoff/Climb

Hi All,

I was wondering what people are getting out of their IO-540 D series engines for Max Fuel Flow on take-off.

I just want to confirm that mine is running in line with others on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 102,185
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Angry You know what they say..... Opinions are like........

I have been reading this thread with quite a lot of concern.

Not for the SB, I think Vans does a great job. And I believe that the company has our best interests at heart. As such the "before next...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-21-2016, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,189
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
FLYLEDS Option

Hi,

We have a new supplier that provides a very high quality light kit called Flyleds (www.flyleds.com) and is a poster here on the forum.

Have a chat to Paul regarding options. You may find a...
Forum: RV-10 04-17-2016, 06:06 AM
Replies: 769
Views: 506,357
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Final Paint

Love the upholstery, very nice.

Today, got the baby in the air after 5 months in paint. It has been flying for 18 months already, however, looks a lot better...
Forum: RV-10 04-17-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 972
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Paint virtually complete

Well here is the end result of approx 5 months of sanding filling, sanding and filling and paint.

I decided to paint in a minimalist way and basically threw out the first example of my graphics...
Forum: ADS-B 04-01-2016, 02:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,847
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Garmin

My understanding is that it can, however, will most likely need a serial connection. This is also being worked on within the Stratux community. I am looking at connecting both via Wireless and Serial...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-06-2016, 01:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,149
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Australia

Hi Steve,

Is this appropriate for Australian customers also? I cant seem to get the details loading on my computer of the relevance of the Version.

Does it cover Asia Pacific and International...
Forum: Reviews 03-05-2016, 02:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,104
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Why the strobes and not LED strobes

I am curious that you did not use the LEDS that FLYLEDS supply for the strobes as well.

Was there an operational reason? Other?

I have the FLYLEDS system installed, including the strobes, and they...
Forum: RV-10 03-04-2016, 06:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,144
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Some comments

Long,

Hi. Can I suggest that there are a few areas that are missing.

You will need to include any shipping costs and any costs associated with import duties etc... these are not included.

If you...
Forum: RV-10 02-02-2016, 09:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,955
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Crows

I concur on the Crow harnesses. When I purchased there was also a significant price difference but quality from my opinion was nil.

My 2c worth.

Andrew
Forum: RV-10 01-21-2016, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,351
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Adjusted the bracket...

Hi,

I had this issue and I rounded off the extension to be in line with the windows.

My approach was that as long as I had a full connection to the door and decent connection to the door and did...
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