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Forum: RV-7/7A 12-11-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,779
Posted By JackW
Upper Nose Gear Fairing

This is probably a slow response given four months have trickled by since the last post.

I fabricated my own upper intersection fairing. It camlocs into the exhaust cowl section of the lower...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,344
Posted By JackW
Flying Again

Back in the air again Chris. Replaced the electrical computer and the new one is holding the trim config now. 10 hours down, 15 to go. Will get most if not all done before you get back from scenic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-17-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,344
Posted By JackW
Wing Count

Thanks Miles, speaking binary, 1 on the left and 0 on the right.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,344
Posted By JackW
Mood Lighting

More charitable than the description of lighting in a men's toilet that I've had before. They are adhesive-backed SMD strip leds mouted under the canopy rails, seat back bulkhead and the second...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,344
Posted By JackW
First Flight Video

Finally cut the footage into something approaching reasonable. I particularly like the first landing. Gives the game away that it wasn't me.

http://youtu.be/pS2zNpOzQNA
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,344
Posted By JackW
Fatso, by the way, was an unofficial mascot of...

Fatso, by the way, was an unofficial mascot of the Sydney 2000 Olympics, not a reference to the weight of this bird. I went with a QANTAS-like paintjob (decals actually) but didn't want a flying...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,344
Posted By JackW
Scales

Took me three sets of scales before I got a result I liked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,344
Posted By JackW
RV-6A First Flight

G'day all,

Certificate of Airworthiness issued 10:30 21Apr12 and reporting first flight of VH-VNS RV6A kit 20938 10:31am 22Apr12 Australian EST from Mangalore (YMNG) airport in Central Victoria....
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-18-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 90,536
Posted By JackW
Fatso at the Airport

VH-VNS arrived at Mangalore, Central victoria, Australia a couple of weeks ago. Wings fitted, paint and decals done, apologies to QANTAS. I fitted the new invisible wingtips but I'm two minds about...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-17-2011, 04:31 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 90,536
Posted By JackW
Bob, Local in Oz from Jaycar Electronics but it...

Bob,

Local in Oz from Jaycar Electronics but it appears to be similar to these: ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-16-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 90,536
Posted By JackW
Carlos, The switches are DPDT with a separate...

Carlos,

The switches are DPDT with a separate circuit for the LED ring. LED can be lit for either switch on or off. These switches are only rated at 3A@250V but that isn't a problem here because...
Forum: RV-6/6A 03-15-2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 90,536
Posted By JackW
Getting Closer

Finally (nearly) finished the cockpit yesterday. Couple of images...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 868
Posted By JackW
Vans Seat Foam Thigh Length

All,

Has anyone found the need to shorten the standard foam kit from Vans back under the thigh a bit? It hangs a fair way forward over the spar (RV6).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,708
Posted By JackW
Big Ask

Guys,

I put in an order for a bag of the pins http://www.mcmaster.com/#92988a650/=8x6wym from McMaster and got a reply saying they don't sell overseas citing "ever-increasing complexity of U.S....
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-29-2010, 04:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,885
Posted By JackW
Gotem

Thanks Rick and Roberta.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-26-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,885
Posted By JackW
Bag List

Any chance of getting that scanned list as well please?
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-25-2010, 11:38 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 90,536
Posted By JackW
Free Beer

Congratulations! Several free beers (not Fosters which tastes like Bud) will be available on the bar at the Royal Mail Hotel, Spencer Street, Melbourne for you to imbibe.:eek:

Cheers.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-25-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 90,536
Posted By JackW
Thanks

The panel was originally cut for steam gauges and the Vans map box. Being a cheapskate, I got a sheet of 0.025" carbon fibre from DragonPlate in the US to cover the panel instead of getting another...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-25-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 90,536
Posted By JackW
RV6A Build Progress

G'day Colin,

I inherited a 6A which had the majority of riveting complete. Build quality was very good too. I've just sent my engine out to the AP for build so I should be hanging it in about six...
Forum: Interiors 08-20-2010, 12:15 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 104,482
Posted By JackW
Bottle Location

All,

I note everyone puts their bottles in the baggage area. I'd like to use O2 but have the bottle up front, say under or behind the panel so as to keep the C of G forward (it's a six). Any...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2010, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By JackW
Wozzitweigh?

Mine weighs 5.75kg. Dunno what that is in lbs, but not much. You can see it at tecnet.com.au under Images.

Jack.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,165
Posted By JackW
Monitor

Grayhawk,

Try LiteMax.com. They have some >1000 nit lcd screens. Touchscreens available as well. MGL, as I understand, use their screens.

Regards.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By JackW
FAB Instructions

This weekend just gone I just fitted one of the old FAB's to a Silverhawk FCU connected to an IO320. I inherited the plane part built but there are/were no instructions I could find for the O320 FAB....
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-14-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,237
Posted By JackW
This kit which was shipped Dec '95 (but it is...

This kit which was shipped Dec '95 (but it is nearly finished).

Sounds like getting the square tube brace will be the answer. Thanks for the information John and others. And good work (to all the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-11-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,237
Posted By JackW
Skirt Brace

Thanks Larry, I was thinking of ordering the RV7/9 brace rather than making a similar one. Only difference I perceive is the square tube is slightly larger than the round tube so the angles may not...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-10-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,237
Posted By JackW
Slider Side Skirt Brace

Oracles,

Has any one with a 6 slider canopy tried using the skirt braces from a 7/9 slider?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,570
Posted By JackW
Looks Good

So glad I've ordered one from Bernard in Canberra.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,505
Posted By JackW
Tubless

Don't forget the "in wheel" senders expect a tubeless tyre also. We are limited to the valve based units...
Forum: RV-12 08-18-2009, 08:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,623
Posted By JackW
Contact

Splitty, There's a bloke based in HBA who has built a few 6's. Dunno his name, but John from the Bundaberg Soaring Club (who also lives in HBA can put you on to him. If you start to waver from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2009, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,725
Posted By JackW
IO-320 B1A

Walt,

You're a gem. much appreciated. I'm going to get the engine back from the LAME in the next couple of weeks, just the crank installed and a few bolts to stop it all falling apart and bung it in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,725
Posted By JackW
RVator Version

Hey Buck, that's good news. I don't suppose you know which version of the RVator it is in?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-26-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,725
Posted By JackW
IO-320 - Least suitable engine for 6A

Thanks for that Mark. Can't say it fills me with confidence. Might have to sling the engine into the mount and do some measuring. I recall the Twin Comanche setup had the FCU offset by about 15-30...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,725
Posted By JackW
Question IO-320 B1A - Another question

I have an IO-320 with rear facing sump, Precision FI and an RV6A. All these are in various states of build. Also have a pair of (what look like) cheek cowls as well as the O-320 scoop. I'm trying to...
Forum: RV-12 04-13-2009, 08:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,623
Posted By JackW
Friend of mine at Riddells Creek (Vic) just...

Friend of mine at Riddells Creek (Vic) just ordered a kit too.
Forum: International 04-07-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,582
Posted By JackW
Melbourne

Be keen to know when you have a box heading to MEL. Need harnesses, Avionics, battery box kit for a 7, etc from a host of suppliers. Probably can't get my act together in time for the BNE box.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2009, 09:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,345
Posted By JackW
7A or 8A

Some reports said 8A, but I think they were upgrading. In the flesh, it looked like a 7 to me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,345
Posted By JackW
RV-7A Noseover Incident

Folks,

My fire brigade got called out to an aircraft incident this Monday. Turned out to be an RV7A nosed over at Penfield airstrip north-west of Melbourne, Australia. The incident occurred during...
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