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Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-22-2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,892
Posted By Malndi
Welcome to the club!

Welcome to the club!
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-11-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By Malndi
Check start circuit for high resistance

This trouble shooting guide shows how to identify if any high resistance points are in the start circuit. http://skytec.aero/starter-performance-issues/

If your 6 is getting on in age it may be time...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-10-2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,356
Posted By Malndi
Worth doing

Thanks for the trip report Ashley. With your permission I can endorse and add a little bit to the flying adventures that are possible in Queensland.

Last Sunday Diana and I set off to the same part...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-30-2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,421
Posted By Malndi
Blocked

Unfortunately wasn't able to watch, received a message saying your YouTube content is blocked in Australia. But I'm sure it was fun.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-10-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 20,849
Posted By Malndi
I'm on the fence and watching the debate, however...

I'm on the fence and watching the debate, however the risk of the crank sensor and wires being damaged by alternator belt failure is a key concern for me. Particularly given that I wasn't far from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,506
Posted By Malndi
Total performance

A different perspective:
My 6 is a multi-role aircraft. We use it for touring, aeros, formation, etc. It does all these things well and it's equipped to enhance our enjoyment, that includes carpet,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-13-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By Malndi
I found ICOM in Australia to be rude and...

I found ICOM in Australia to be rude and unhelpful with aircraft radios. They were only interested in gouging. Then I discovered an ICOM service agent in Sydney who repaired my A210 for $80.

Let me...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-09-2017, 03:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By Malndi
Thank you Craig! Rockauto didn't appear in my...

Thank you Craig! Rockauto didn't appear in my google searches so I appreciate the suggestion. Same quote to have it delivered to Sydney which is a good deal so I have placed an order.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-08-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By Malndi
Thanks for the responses but it appears I can't...

Thanks for the responses but it appears I can't get the solenoid in Aus, may need to have one shipped in, but will do a little more research before commiting to that option.

Just BTW, for decades...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-08-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 917
Posted By Malndi
Solenoid part number?

Pete do you know if the solenoid is common to any other cars? I may need to do the same thing but we don't have the Ford Crown in Australia. Hoping the solenoid is generic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,115
Posted By Malndi
Hand packed grease worked for me

My nosewheel pivot was notchy and noisy, despite adding grease through the zerk. So I removed the fork to inspect and it was apparent the grease wasn't getting to where it needed to be. After...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-28-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,205
Posted By Malndi
So the oil can was oil canning? :D Glad you...

So the oil can was oil canning? :D

Glad you sorted it out.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,443
Posted By Malndi
On a positive note, they must be very robust...

On a positive note, they must be very robust inner tubes.
Forum: Reviews 08-26-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 36,542
Posted By Malndi
Crow harness bolt holes now correct size

Update. Just installed new harnesses ordered direct from Crow. The bolt holes were the correct size and replacement of the old 4-point harnesses in my 6 took just a few minutes. A future project for...
Forum: Safety 08-21-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 13,311
Posted By Malndi
Yep, manual flaps raised in an instant, as soon...

Yep, manual flaps raised in an instant, as soon as the mains are down. Took this good advice from Mel.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-20-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 700
Posted By Malndi
Rubbing a small amount of candle wax on the...

Rubbing a small amount of candle wax on the centre bar improved my canopy action.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-12-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,950
Posted By Malndi
I can't see the pic in the first post either.

I can't see the pic in the first post either.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,941
Posted By Malndi
I think the instructor demonstration in this...

I think the instructor demonstration in this video makes your point, it was discussed here about a year ago: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8wPCaazpU5k
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-22-2017, 01:24 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 98,209
Posted By Malndi
Enjoying the journey with you. Quite like the way...

Enjoying the journey with you. Quite like the way you tell the story.

Magnificent scenery and great photos.

But, am I the only person seeing an alien ship?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,904
Posted By Malndi
Insurance in Australia appears to be simpler than...

Insurance in Australia appears to be simpler than the US. We pay an annual premium, there may be some limitations, such as minimum pilot experience on type, there is an excess if we make a claim, and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-16-2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 98,209
Posted By Malndi
Vlad has hinted at coming to Australia and next...

Vlad has hinted at coming to Australia and next winter (your summer time) there's an opportunity to join a group of us that are planning to circumnavigate this big island, covering around 8000nm over...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-22-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,453
Posted By Malndi
Graham I spoke to Luke at Classic aero about...

Graham

I spoke to Luke at Classic aero about this when I was ordering my aviator seats and other things for my 6. He explained that due to inconsistency in the construction of 6s, their 7...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-19-2017, 06:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,892
Posted By Malndi
Thumbs up Nice line in that photo

Had magnificent time in Temora, with outstanding instruction, great teamwork and more fun than I thought possible in an aeroplane. There is gonna be a lot of combat formation practice in our future.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-26-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 46,719
Posted By Malndi
Fore and aft vibration of the nosegear leg

Another data point in this report relesed today.

http://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2017/aair/ao-2017-001/

Interestingly, video of the nose gear collapse was available to...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-22-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,646
Posted By Malndi
Take advantage of it

Had a similar experience helping my mechanic one day when I was scraping old gasket from the governor mount and the tool slipped out of my oily hands into the blackness.

We drained the oil and...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-17-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,367
Posted By Malndi
Vlad If you don't have one of the Aussie pilot...

Vlad

If you don't have one of the Aussie pilot apps that give you access to the AIP, you can find that information online with Airservices Australia.

Go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,603
Posted By Malndi
Hey Mark, you might get a reply from Marcel who...

Hey Mark, you might get a reply from Marcel who is a member here. He is building an RV4 in Switzerland and as luck would have it he is visiting Sydney during March/April. Already promised him a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,871
Posted By Malndi
Worth it

Bryan we flew our 6A around for a while sitting on triple layer memory foam seat cushions with standard Vans seat backs. We thought the memory foam was probably as good as it gets but we still found...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,125
Posted By Malndi
Thanks

I'm really pleased you are taking this route and I hope the UL engine package ultimately develops into a reliable mainstream product, if only for the 6 cylinder sound and smoothness. :)
Forum: Safety 01-16-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,591
Posted By Malndi
If the Saver device is just a filter, and you...

If the Saver device is just a filter, and you really want this type of protection in your aircraft, it may be more appropriate to carry in your seat pocket a half face respirator with the appropriate...
Forum: RV-12 01-11-2017, 04:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,456
Posted By Malndi
iphone bike mount

There is some innovative bike gear available these days that is well suited to aircraft use because it's very light and strong. I also use this mount on my mountain bike, the phone clips on or off...
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,456
Posted By Malndi
I will take a photo of the setup in the plane...

I will take a photo of the setup in the plane this weekend.

In the meantime this link describes the product:

http://road.cc/content/review/160522-topeak-ridecase-mount
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2017, 03:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,456
Posted By Malndi
Consider a bicycle mount

I have one installed in the RV, it's very secure and the cradle shares duty between my plane and bike. The mount is designed to be bolted to the bike stem, but in the RV is bolted to a bracket at the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-17-2016, 12:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,908
Posted By Malndi
Pit I found this one from a UK supplier which...

Pit

I found this one from a UK supplier which appears to be the same model that I bought in Australia under a different brand...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-29-2016, 04:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,908
Posted By Malndi
Beware of generalisations about CO detectors

Saw the webinar some time ago and I encourage people to watch it. As always, Mike presents some very good information. But Mike is up front that he is giving his own opinions about alarm thresholds,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-28-2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,908
Posted By Malndi
Domestic CO detectors

I wont comment on dedicated aviaton CO detectors, but if you're still using an old black-spot type I'd suggest that domestic CO detectors have improved and some are worth considering for use in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-27-2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,908
Posted By Malndi
That's how I do it. The penetrating properties...

That's how I do it. The penetrating properties help.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-26-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,908
Posted By Malndi
Preventing seized joints

Since we are off topic; after buying my 6A I discovered the exhaust ball joints seized. When the exhaust came off to attend to an oil leak I went to work on the ball joints with a wire brush. It was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2016, 01:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,904
Posted By Malndi
We're emphasising the grass runways.:D Buckley...

We're emphasising the grass runways.:D

Buckley Intl has 'em too.
Forum: Autopilots 10-18-2016, 10:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,536
Posted By Malndi
Thank you Bruce, I will go ahead and order the...

Thank you Bruce, I will go ahead and order the 32's.
Forum: Autopilots 10-13-2016, 02:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,536
Posted By Malndi
Are SV32 servos adequate?

Thread revival:

I was hoping to see a conclusion to the question Larry posed because this is the final step in my decision making before palcing an order for some Dynon gear.

In the various threads...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,904
Posted By Malndi
Hey Vlad Recommend watching old episodes of Bush...

Hey Vlad

Recommend watching old episodes of Bush Tucker Man in preparation for this trip. ;)

There are RVers all around Australia and I'm sure you'll find good suggestions and support. Some local...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2016, 02:02 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 34,681
Posted By Malndi
I know a Bankstown based RV7 with the supertracks...

I know a Bankstown based RV7 with the supertracks mod. If he doesn't see this I will ask if he will get in touch with you. Alternatively if you are going to Narromine you'll have an opportunity to...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-23-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,489
Posted By Malndi
Tire?

What type of tire are you running?

I spent some time trying to resolve a nose wheel shimmy, which included replacing the compresion washers and experimenting with different breakout forces, up to...
Forum: Job Board 09-16-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,251
Posted By Malndi
vous a envoyé un PM

vous a envoyé un PM
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-22-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,525
Posted By Malndi
Blanking plate

Graham I was recently in the same position with my D1A. The remains of the governor had become a source of oil leaks so were removed and replaced with a blanking plate similar to the one recommended...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 34,681
Posted By Malndi
Great product, but after watching the short video...

Great product, but after watching the short video it appears Supertracks cannot be installed if there is a Classic Aero tonneau cover in place. Would be good if FlyBoys could check that and maybe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,295
Posted By Malndi
Last year we completed an interior refurbishment...

Last year we completed an interior refurbishment that included repainting the interior. We had some new paint tinted to match the existing dark grey so I can't share advice about changing the color,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2016, 04:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,004
Posted By Malndi
Worth doing?

Don that looks like the same unit I am interested in but under a different brand name to the one I can get here in Australia. Here is a link to the product specification which has good information on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2016, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,004
Posted By Malndi
Thanks for sharing. It seems to me that the $8...

Thanks for sharing. It seems to me that the $8 card detectors had a role to play 20 years ago when something was better than nothing in our aircraft. Now household CO detectors appear to have reached...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,004
Posted By Malndi
I would also like to know the answer to that...

I would also like to know the answer to that question. I have my eye on a household CO detector with a form factor that would neatly replace the Quantum eye currently on my panel. And I can buy it...
Forum: International 03-14-2016, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,325
Posted By Malndi
Cant help you in Coonabarabran, but if you're...

Cant help you in Coonabarabran, but if you're spending any time in Sydney while in transit I would be happy to take you flying in our RV-6A.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-27-2016, 01:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,421
Posted By Malndi
Welcome to your new digs neighbour.

Welcome to your new digs neighbour.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,688
Posted By Malndi
Survivability

Having worked as an accident investigator I have an interest in improving survivability through the design configuration of the cabin and associated equipment.

This is an area that I feel a lot of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-30-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 874
Posted By Malndi
Very happy with the Berringer nose wheel that has...

Very happy with the Berringer nose wheel that has been on my 6A for about a year. Seems to hold inflation better than the tubed mains. Top up every 3 months is probably sufficient.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,198
Posted By Malndi
Vertical AP74

This RV7 owner installed a center post for a vertical AP74.

http://s28.postimg.org/yjp1km4cd/IMG_0458.jpg (http://postimage.org/) image sharing sites (http://postimage.org/)
Forum: International 06-15-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,836
Posted By Malndi
I recently moved from Perth back to the east...

I recently moved from Perth back to the east coast so unfortunately I can't help you directly, but you'll find a good mix of RV's in and around Perth. AJ from Bindoon is a member here, there are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,731
Posted By Malndi
Horrific indeed. Thankfully the RV7 pilot has...

Horrific indeed. Thankfully the RV7 pilot has done an excellent job of controlling his damaged aircraft and putting it down right where help was available. Hope he is ok.

Ditching in an RV is one of...
Forum: GPS 05-23-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,385
Posted By Malndi
Mark I rely on my iPad with Avplan for VTC, ERSA...

Mark
I rely on my iPad with Avplan for VTC, ERSA and other documentation so I like it to be reliable and visible (although I have an Android with Avplan Lite for backup). With the koger sunshade I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-15-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 96,462
Posted By Malndi
First annual as a new owner coming up and I would...

First annual as a new owner coming up and I would be very grateful for this resource. PM sent.
Thank you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 20,952
Posted By Malndi
How I did it in Perth

Since you are from the same neighbourhood you might be interested in how I created a full custom carpet set. My 6A had 1/8 ply floor boards installed by the builder with what appears to be fire...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2015, 02:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,623
Posted By Malndi
Avplan

I use Avplan which has a nice WnB feature built in.
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