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Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs Today, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By KRviator
[Video] - Short field landings in the -9A

When I built the -9A, I enabled the datalogging feature on the SkyView as well as installing a Navman MiVue 530 Dash-camera on the roll bar behind the Coey's seat. As most of my flights are solo, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By KRviator
You'll need to copy-and-paste (Ctrl-C / Ctrl-V)...

You'll need to copy-and-paste (Ctrl-C / Ctrl-V) that URL between two "IMG" tags when typing, or when composing a post you can click on the photo icon above the text-entry box, and paste the URL...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 314
Posted By KRviator
Can you upload the URL you're referring to, so...

Can you upload the URL you're referring to, so folks could help?

I'm assuming you're not a neophyte with hosting images, but if you are, you need to embed the *.JPG string between the BBcode IMG...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-10-2019, 02:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By KRviator
A bit late to the party, but I use a Rotec TBI...

A bit late to the party, but I use a Rotec TBI 48/4 on my OX-340 and I'm "happy" with it, though I wouldn't say delighted. I had to resolve some vapour lock issues with it, and it flows more fuel...
Forum: Safety 06-10-2019, 02:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,664
Posted By KRviator
I'd say they're too late now. Surefly...

I'd say they're too late now. Surefly (https://www.surefly.aero/products) have their 4 and 6 cylinder EI magneto-hole-mount replacements out now...$1500USD each, and STC'd for the certified crowd too.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,278
Posted By KRviator
Because not everyone wants a Garmin EFIS - but...

Because not everyone wants a Garmin EFIS - but they are one of only two companies that make TSO146 GPS navigators, so you're screwed.

FWIW, I would not go Garmin for an EFIS unless I had no other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By KRviator
Would depend just how hard the castors are, I...

Would depend just how hard the castors are, I would think. You'll find the less flexible each wheel is, the more impact small debris on the floor will have.

We had a thread on this on the RecFlying...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-16-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By KRviator
The thing with the preview plans - on CD or USB -...

The thing with the preview plans - on CD or USB - is the versions contained within may not align to your physical kit. The paper plans you recieve have the latest updates etc for the parts you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By KRviator
IS meaningless in Australia...Better off looking...

IS meaningless in Australia...Better off looking at CAO 20.18 (https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2014L01743), which the OP has stated he'll be complying with...
Forum: Safety 05-10-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,664
Posted By KRviator
Not necessarily. It depends how you configure...

Not necessarily. It depends how you configure your color ranges.

I connected two inputs to the Pmag power inputs at the PMag itself. 0-4.5V = Red (Problem). 4.5V-5.0V = Green(OK). You can put 14V...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,245
Posted By KRviator
Personally, I have a Flickr account, and there's...

Personally, I have a Flickr account, and there's an option to share the image there. Use the BBCode option, the copy and paste it into your post as normal.

If you have your own website, or image...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-12-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,806
Posted By KRviator
Wow, that's surprisingly high for the lighter...

Wow, that's surprisingly high for the lighter engine. What kind of interior do you have?

My Solo TOW is 1320Lbs, which is me + full fuel. Performance there is an initial RoC around 1700-1800FPM -...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-11-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,806
Posted By KRviator
Vans list performance for 135HP as follows: Top...

Vans list performance for 135HP as follows:
Top speed: 178MPH
75%: 173MPH
55% 156MPH
RoC: 1100/1400FPM, solo/gross

You might lose 20FPM and 1-2MPH with the 5HP you don't have. I can't recall what...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-06-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By KRviator
I have an OX-340 on my -9A and used the standard...

I have an OX-340 on my -9A and used the standard O-320 baffle & FWF kit without any problems. I had to make a new FAB as the Rotec TBI is shorter than a standard carb, but that is the only difference.
Forum: Safety 04-03-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,025
Posted By KRviator
It doesn't always end well if you get focussed on...

It doesn't always end well if you get focussed on it and don't monitor goings on... A fatal RV-6 accident ATSB report (https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5771900/ao-2014-164-final.pdf).
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-27-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,274
Posted By KRviator
I've had a bit of a look through what I can find,...

I've had a bit of a look through what I can find, and can't seem to see if the STC deems the G3X systems as primary replacements for engine and flight instruments.

If an owner chooses to install a...
Forum: Safety 03-19-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,888
Posted By KRviator
Pretty much all of them... Personally, I have a...

Pretty much all of them...

Personally, I have a GME MT410G (https://www.gme.net.au/catalogue/emergency-beacons-and-safety/mt410g.aspx) in a pouch on my survival vest. Cost around $300 Australian...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,081
Posted By KRviator
Simply, you get a squadron of paperclips and lay...

Simply, you get a squadron of paperclips and lay them next to each other on the installed baffles, then (try) to install the cowling, pushing down the paperclips.

Like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,346
Posted By KRviator
Which also imposes the 10% GST on the shipping...

Which also imposes the 10% GST on the shipping charges as well as the cost of the actual item. :eek:
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-13-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,855
Posted By KRviator
Digikey's SchemeIt...

Digikey's SchemeIt (http://www.digikey.com.au/schemeit) is another option, free and online. I did my schematic with it in a few hours.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7328/16460096391_8d4cdc9237_c.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2019, 02:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 13,456
Posted By KRviator
Don't stress too much - a C150 wouldn't have the...

Don't stress too much - a C150 wouldn't have the power to taxi with two flat tyres, yet alone three! :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By KRviator
I think the previous record for a post response...

I think the previous record for a post response I've seen was 13 minutes for a classified ad buyer posting "I'll take it"...

This one? 4 minutes, even though mjanduda found it himself anyways...:D
Forum: Safety 02-15-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 421
Posted By KRviator
Booster seats in RVation

12 months ago in Tasmania, a 182 went down hard after hitting a tree during a go-around, fatally injuring the passenger. HERE (https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5775596/ao-2018-008_final.pdf) is the ATSB...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-14-2019, 11:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 32,184
Posted By KRviator
That's my initial thought as well. BMW_X6M...

That's my initial thought as well. BMW_X6M mentions Spruce as a source, but I'm struggling to find the page for it.

(Un)Fortunately, my RV is minimally equipped, I have the electric fuel pump, VP-X,...
Forum: Propellers 01-27-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 14,081
Posted By KRviator
Keep us in the loop Mark. I have a Sensenich GA...

Keep us in the loop Mark.

I have a Sensenich GA prop on my O-340 that I quite like and am about the same hours as you, but have noticed a few patches of the black enamel on the aft side have come...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-27-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 32,184
Posted By KRviator
Following on from Dan's issues - and rather than...

Following on from Dan's issues - and rather than start a new thread - I thought I'd seek the collective help of the VAF Brains Trust on a nearly identical issue.

For the last 20 or so hours, I have...
Forum: GPS 11-25-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 656
Posted By KRviator
Given you've said it's a consistent 100' ESE...

Given you've said it's a consistent 100' ESE deviation sounds like there is a datum mismatch between your logs, and what ForeFlight is displaying. Is there scope to change the datum in Foreflight for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,981
Posted By KRviator
Dunno what came out in the wash unfortunately,...

Dunno what came out in the wash unfortunately, but the RV has been doing a bit of RV-ating lately, according to FlightAware (https://flightaware.com/live/flight/VHBUY) - with ADS-B active! :p
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 02:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,981
Posted By KRviator
This is what happens...

This is what happens (https://www.pprune.org/pacific-general-aviation-questions/612866-rv10-vh-buy-stolen-bacchus-marsh.html) when it goes pear-shaped with an RV-10. :eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,624
Posted By KRviator
My usual methodology is to takeoff and climb on...

My usual methodology is to takeoff and climb on one tank, using 10.5L, change to the other tank until fuel exhaustion, then switch back to the original tank. This proves I can feed fuel from both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 02:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,103
Posted By KRviator
THIS! :) I did practice a dispersal before my...

THIS! :)

I did practice a dispersal before my mate's 'final flight', but if you do plan on trying something like this - particularly if you have the wife/husband/son etc going with you - perform a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,103
Posted By KRviator
A couple years since the last post, but I figured...

A couple years since the last post, but I figured this could help someone in my predicament.

A good mate of mine from work, also a pilot, passed away earlier this year and his family asked if I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 17,624
Posted By KRviator
I had cause to fly to Queensland and back today...

I had cause to fly to Queensland and back today (7.5 hours total), and as is usual on long flights ran the tank dry. Only this time, I had the foresight to actually film it to prove there's nothing...
Forum: GPS 10-09-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 710
Posted By KRviator
Just wondering what antenna you're using? I have...

Just wondering what antenna you're using? I have a -90B in my -9 (and quite like it) but it came with a GA35 antenna - and those are reported to have a known oscillatory failure mode.

The only other...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-05-2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,234
Posted By KRviator
It really depends on what you want to install,...

It really depends on what you want to install, though you can run looms for things like nav lights and trims through the wings and tailcone, that's fairly standard.

I used a free online schematic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,162
Posted By KRviator
I built a -9A, being 6'5.5" and 180lbs, with most...

I built a -9A, being 6'5.5" and 180lbs, with most of my height in the legs. Using the standard panel I have no problems whatsoever. I even hung a KLN-90 underneath the RHS of the panel and while I do...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-04-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
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: 1,647
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: 7
Views: 1,014
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: 966
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: 5,790
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: 2,154
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: 1,326
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: 47
Views: 41,410
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: 47
Views: 41,410
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: 89
Views: 17,657
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: 89
Views: 17,657
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: 1,538
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: 3,616
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: 42,762
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: 2,050
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: 1,251
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: 1,251
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: 1,251
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: 19
Views: 3,152
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: 4,927
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: 3,827
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: 1,421
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: 3,573
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: 2,206
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: 46
Views: 11,294
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: 9
Views: 1,611
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...
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