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Forum: Safety 06-27-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,984
Posted By Jimboscr
Pic of a Glassair pilot who had a bad day.

You might be interested in this link. It has a pic of what happens when you hit a Wedge Tailed Eagle (about the same size as a Bald...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2016, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,360
Posted By Jimboscr
I'll have a look

O.k. thanks for that Pat. I didn't check the seat, so I will go and have another look, that at least is easy to get at. Unlike the Vernatherm!

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2016, 05:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,360
Posted By Jimboscr
altered the pressure relief valve

I don't think its the pressure relief valve because there was no problem for the 1st 40 hrs and I have tried adjusting it. It made a little change to the overall pressures but nothing like the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2016, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,360
Posted By Jimboscr
Oops I forgot to mention I have a Dynon system...

Oops I forgot to mention I have a Dynon system and I did use a manual gauge to check if it was working and it was within 3 Psi, so the gauge is reading accurately.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,360
Posted By Jimboscr
Oil Pressure Problem

Hi everyone. I am looking for the collective wisdom of the group to help with a HIGH oil pressure problem I have been having. First the facts. I have an IO-360 fuel injected Lycoming in my RV8 that...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-18-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,623
Posted By Jimboscr
Fuel flow issue

Today was the second test flight of the aircraft and a fuel flow/ tank issue has come up. First, I have to tell you that I have an Andair fuel selector that has L and R, Off and also a Both setting....
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-12-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 770
Views: 835,403
Posted By Jimboscr
First Flight of RV8 VH-JSX

After 7 years of effort RV8 JSX lifted off the runway at Gawler South Australia on Sunday the 12th at 2:30pm in the experienced hands of Marc Michell a very experienced tail wheel pilot and friend....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-09-2014, 10:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,168
Posted By Jimboscr
Museums in UK

There are a lot of aircraft related things to see around London and in the UK generally.

The Imperial War Museum is great, but as already said it will be opening soon as it has been renovated....
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-07-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,767
Posted By Jimboscr
Graham White

This link http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/2014/07/07/bad-seas-hamper-nsw-plane-crash-search.html will take you to a news thread. It looks like an RV has gone down in the sea off of New South...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,814
Posted By Jimboscr
RV-6 down in OZ.

I saw this on a news and ATSB site and thought it may be of interest to the general RV community. It seems it occurred in March but I only just found out about it. I have no other...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,694
Posted By Jimboscr
As above

Yep, get out the flat dies and squeeze them back flat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,784
Posted By Jimboscr
Antarctica

I think that was for his flight to th Antartic.
Forum: Safety 12-30-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 13,855
Posted By Jimboscr
Announcing an arrival

I was taught that the inbound call to a non towered aerodrome should be like this...Traffic (name of airport) Cessna 172 XYZ is 5 miles north inbound at 2500' descending to 1000' to join circuit...
Forum: RV-12 11-18-2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,035
Posted By Jimboscr
I had exactly the same problem

It was the battery. Mine showed 12volts as well. It needs more to turn over the engine. I charged mine over night and the next day the engine burst into life. I think the battery was showing 13 or so...
Forum: RV-12 11-12-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By Jimboscr
well done

Good onyah Kiwi's
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,835
Posted By Jimboscr
Loctite

Yep loctite works. I have seen a couple of people use it with success.

Jim
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-05-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By Jimboscr
Great

Good work. I started my 8 for the first time last Saturday, so I know what it feels like.

Cheers

Jim
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-05-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 50,093
Posted By Jimboscr
Be careful

If it the first time you are bleeding the brakes, make sure ALL of the fittings are tightened up. Especially ones that might be hidden from view, like, say inside the gear towers......ask me how I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,957
Posted By Jimboscr
I used fuel

I both tested with air and fuel. A friend who had problems with his tanks, found that even though he had no leaks using air or sprayed water he still had fuel wicking around some of the rivets. so I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-21-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By Jimboscr
Thanks

Thank you for the replies. The collective wisdom on this forum is astounding. All of this information really gives me something to go and work on.

Cheers

Jim
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-20-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By Jimboscr
O.k.

I will remove the non return valve ( block the apprpriate lines too) and see what happens. However is it o,k, to have the fuel filter before the pump? I was thinking that this is perhaps part of the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-20-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By Jimboscr
Try Again

O.k. I have managed to organise some pics. The 1st is the actual set up, the second is a diagram to explain the design and the third is a diagram of the whole system.

I would appreciate any...
Forum: RV-8/8A 10-19-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,463
Posted By Jimboscr
Fuel Pump problem

I have just done a fuel pump test and there is very little fuel being delivered by the electric fuel pump. It makes all of the right noises and after a couple of seconds sounds like it is loading up,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2013, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,783
Posted By Jimboscr
Never to many

I bought a tool kit which I thought had more than enough clecos, but when I was doing the wings I had to buy more. However since then I have never used more than a small percentage of the total...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2013, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,309
Posted By Jimboscr
Next door neighbour

I forgot to turn it off and got a call at 2am from next door. The shed where I was building is next to his bedroom window. I put my own sign up and never forgot again.

Jim
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 08-10-2013, 02:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,797
Posted By Jimboscr
They are beautiful

I know that these birds can be the cause of a heart in the mouth moment along with a rapid increase in the pulse rate, but they are simply beautiful creatures. I have a real sense of awe and joy...
Forum: Safety 07-30-2013, 05:30 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,270
Posted By Jimboscr
Good idea

That is a good idea. Wish I knew that one when I was doing the wing skins.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,283
Posted By Jimboscr
Fantastic

Really beautiful pics.

I remember as a small boy in Adelaide watching an all white Vulcan pass overhead as it headed for the Rocket range at Woomera and the nuclear test site at Maralinga. I can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2013, 02:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,632
Posted By Jimboscr
Spot on!

Could not agree more. "He made a positive difference". If you can have that said about you, then, you've done alright.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-07-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,550
Posted By Jimboscr
Is

Mark, I don't think so. Is he a member of the SAAA? I have met a couple of guys who are doing 8's but his name and situation doesn't ring a bell. I will have to look him up!

Been working on it in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-06-2013, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,550
Posted By Jimboscr
Good one

Thanks Mark. Good write up, and I hope to be doing something similar soon. The wings are on and the 1st engine start is not far away.


Cheers

Jim
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-17-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,603
Posted By Jimboscr
Happens to us all

Seems Murphy's law is the only true internationally applied law! It occurs in all time zones and in every country on the planet. Strangely it often, and consistently occurs at my place.

So no, you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,707
Posted By Jimboscr
Bader was not the only one

Douglas Bader was not the only no legs Spitfire Pilot. There was a second one, a chap called Colin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,473
Posted By Jimboscr
I agree! My work shop is only about 6 feet from...

I agree! My work shop is only about 6 feet from one of the neighbours bedroom windows.

Jim
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-17-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,206
Posted By Jimboscr
It is

But it is not super conspicious. (thats my claim and I am sticking to it.) I can't say they sent me the wrong tubes...cos I grabbed the things out of the display myself. I had 2 black and one white,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,686
Posted By Jimboscr
Might not be what you are after....but.

When I was shipping a whole aircraft over seas, Vans was at pains to remind me that I needed to make sure that the total value of the shipment was insured. Infact they arranged said insurance, and it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2013, 10:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,011
Posted By Jimboscr
size and recomendations

Thought I would throw in my 2 cents. With regard to size, here in Australia CASA (our regulator) is legislating the size that is acceptable, and they are saying nothing smaller than A5. Their view...
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,780
Posted By Jimboscr
You can easily get the seats from the U.S.

I know it sounds like it is very difficult, but the RV seat makers like Oregon Aero and Classic Aero make the process a "no brainier". A mate of mine is building a 10 and is well advanced with it, he...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-19-2013, 03:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,991
Posted By Jimboscr
email Vans

I can't remember which diagram it was, but I could not find it. I emailed Vans about it and they emailed a copy to me by the next day.

Jim
Forum: Painting your RV 01-17-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,960
Posted By Jimboscr
You can use vinyl transfers. They are used on...

You can use vinyl transfers. They are used on race cars to do their complex colour schemes. I will be using them for my 8, if I ever manage to get the thing painted! You can use them to do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,301
Posted By Jimboscr
The key is persistence

I am 5'7" and was 115kg (253lb) when my Doc gave me the hard word about my size and the prospect of Diabetes. So it was stop eating junk and get sorted! So a complete change was needed, no more...
Forum: Safety 01-07-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,724
Posted By Jimboscr
Luck?

So many near misses in such a short period of time.... Don't buy a lottery ticket, you have used up all of your luck.

Cheers

Jim
Forum: Safety 01-04-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,758
Posted By Jimboscr
Scary

That is scary! You have no place on any part of an airport if you don't keep your eyes open and your wits about you, and it that goes for aircraft, cars or pedestrians!

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,118
Posted By Jimboscr
Really?

If you did that here you would spend the rest of the night in the police lock up and a fair swag of the next day waiting to have a chat with the magistrate. You might find you no longer have a gun or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2012, 11:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,140
Posted By Jimboscr
Me to

Count me in. Coupe of hats and shirts, a fleece or hoodie I'd be in that!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,140
Posted By Jimboscr
good thread

polo shirt (with pocket) in bright colours (red, blue, yellow) with VAF logo.

I agree with N363RV, hats of different colours.

fleece type wind jacket is also an excellent suggestion.

A sew on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,247
Posted By Jimboscr
Finish

Just over 5 years and I am ready to paint. So:

1/ Paint
2/ Do the final assembly
3/ check and recheck everything
4/ do some transition training
5/ fly it!

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2012, 03:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,852
Posted By Jimboscr
Birds

I have seen a lot of eagles thermaling with gliders. Unfortunately they always seem to thermal in the opposite direction to the glider, which makes it rather exciting as they fly straight at the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-26-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,517
Posted By Jimboscr
Beautiful

A great write up Mark. I can't l wait for my 8 to be finished to do that same trip. A beautiful day looking at a beautiful piece of coast.

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2012, 02:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,860
Posted By Jimboscr
Imbedding the dimplier

I have a DRDT-2 dimplier and I was able to imbed it in the table so the dimpling level was flush with the table top. (I think this would be just as useful with a C frame dimplier) If you make it with...
Forum: Safety 12-25-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,758
Posted By Jimboscr
a learning experience

Every place has its obstacles. You have deer and we have kangaroos, Flying foxes ( a cat sized bat), Emu and even Wombats (boulders with legs!). Hitting any of them in an aircraft will ruin your day....
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-24-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,817
Posted By Jimboscr
Dehydrator plugs

Aircraft Spruce has some nifty plugs that have silica gel in them. Just screw them into a plug socket and they will absorb any excess...
Forum: Safety 12-23-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,758
Posted By Jimboscr
Nice trip

Sounds like a good trip, and it will a lot better than driving it, the boxing day crowds will be on the roads and there are bound to be drivers with post Christmas hangovers!

Jim
Forum: Safety 12-23-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,758
Posted By Jimboscr
Post Thanks Jorge, I appreciate the help. I was a bit...

Thanks Jorge, I appreciate the help. I was a bit lost trying to figure out the way to do this. All I could get was the little red crossed box.

Cheers

Jim
Forum: Safety 12-23-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,758
Posted By Jimboscr
Runway incursion

This is not strictly an RV story, but anything that helps us learn to prevent a safety problem is good to look at. I saw this little video recently and it made me sit up, I was told that this was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2012, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,301
Posted By Jimboscr
Thanks Dan. That looks like a real solution to...

Thanks Dan. That looks like a real solution to two potential problems. Passangers exiting and getting the "rubber side up"
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-20-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,301
Posted By Jimboscr
I have looked at that too.

Andy, I thought about those holds myself (I have one on the front bar to help me to get in and out) but I was very concerned about putting one on the rear bar as it could be a serious problem for the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 89,395
Posted By Jimboscr
Birthdays

I know how you feel, mine is on the 27th. Did you get the ..."that will do for your Christmas and birthday" line?

However all of the "goodies" you have under the tree look great, hopefully that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,447
Posted By Jimboscr
Magnetic variation

The North and South Poles have vary a lot during Earths history. There is an excellent article on NASA's science web page.
Here is the link:(hope I did that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,202
Posted By Jimboscr
The mistakes happen...

....but they happen less often (hopefully) and when you do make them you get more proficient at fixing them.

I am just about to paint my 8, so the "metal" errors are mostly over, now I will see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-15-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,788
Posted By Jimboscr
Perhaps a little joke

Q. Why do scientists prefer to do experiments on Divorce Lawyers?


A. Because you can form an emotional attachment to a white rat.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,788
Posted By Jimboscr
Mediate

If both of you can work out a split and agree on terms outside of a court room and with as little Lawyer time as possible it will be a win win situation for both of you.

When I went through my...
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