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Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-22-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By RudiGreyling
Ditto Bob! The smaller Dynon SV-BAT-320 backup is...

Ditto Bob! The smaller Dynon SV-BAT-320 backup is a simple drop in redundancy without the need to worry about other decisions like keeping the aux backup battery charged and healthy. The Skyview unit...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-22-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By RudiGreyling
Hi Joe, I have not tried to recon batteries for...

Hi Joe,
I have not tried to recon batteries for D-180 yet, I have one in my other airplane, so might consider tackling them at a later stage.

Just a comment on lithium fire risk vs. stock Dynon...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-21-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By RudiGreyling
Reconditioning Skyview Backup Battery

Ok my 2 Skyviews are 5 years old +/- 200 hours of operation and the backup SV-BAT-320 packs did not pass its annual 45min run check.

Horror to my surprise they cost $180 each I need x 2 = $360 and I...
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-21-2017, 01:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,077
Posted By RudiGreyling
Hi Wingnut, Wow I am very impressed and you...

Hi Wingnut,

Wow I am very impressed and you really did a good job of integrating the Ipad! :D

From my humble experience, using Ipad permanent in my RV10, i have seen some overheating shutdown,...
Forum: COMM 06-21-2017, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By RudiGreyling
Hey Ron, I tried that, and it does not solve my...

Hey Ron, I tried that, and it does not solve my problem.



What did you do to your 650 to get the sidetone back?
Forum: COMM 06-20-2017, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By RudiGreyling
I have found the Culprits, but not the Root cause...

I have found the Culprits, but not the Root cause yet.

It was 2, YES 2, of my lightspeed Zulu headsets. (Yes the sets I used to swap out to determine if it was a headset problem, murphy's law!)
My...
Forum: COMM 06-20-2017, 01:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By RudiGreyling
Lightspeed Zulu V1 - COMM mic feedback whine?

Aviators,

I started getting a Mic feedback whine during transmission, go read here http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=150448, then finally traced it to TWO of my Zulu 1...
Forum: COMM 06-14-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By RudiGreyling
Sudden start of terrible feedback whine? GTN650 + SL30 + PMA9000EX

Aviators,

I need serious help please. On Saturday, my GTN650 + SL30 + PMA9000EX setup (I installed myself from Stein Air supplied harnesses and equipment) started acting up, out of the blue, after...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-12-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,453
Posted By RudiGreyling
In general a 73 would not concern me on an older...

In general a 73 would not concern me on an older plane, but it is out compared to the rest on only 75H:confused:
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-12-2014, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,453
Posted By RudiGreyling
#1 low blow by on 75H?

Rvators,

my #1 is showing low in comparison to rest on 75H and I hear hissing at the oil filler and breather during its blow by test.

73,78,79,80,78,78 (1..6) Over 80

It is new IO-540 straight...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By RudiGreyling
Thanks Steve, but the GTS-800 will break my bank,...

Thanks Steve, but the GTS-800 will break my bank, so it is best left for commercial ops instead of experimental. :D
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By RudiGreyling
Thankx Brian!

Thankx Brian!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By RudiGreyling
Thanx Dave, i know of the Zoan XRX unit, but does...

Thanx Dave, i know of the Zoan XRX unit, but does it integrate with a G3X reliably? Their website says so, but when you look at the details they are thin and only handle the details on the Garmin...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-04-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,311
Posted By RudiGreyling
G3X and non USA Traffic options

Good Morning RV8tors,

We are seriously considering G3X but looking for non USA based Traffic Option to integrate since we are based in South Africa (so no ground stations and no XM satellite or in...
Forum: Autopilots 11-02-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 816
Posted By RudiGreyling
Garmin G3X AP for RV-10?

Good morning RV8tors,

i am at it again, helping a friend with his RV10 :D

Anyone with real world experience with G3X AP and RV10? :confused:

Background, I have a Skyview in my RV10 and had to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 16,022
Posted By RudiGreyling
Hope you are right, anyone got more info on...

Hope you are right,

anyone got more info on Sierra Kilo?

Rudi
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 76,684
Posted By RudiGreyling
Wait for the 14 it will replace the 7 or 9 over...

Wait for the 14 it will replace the 7 or 9 over time.
You have not started yet, so you can wait a bit longer.
Forum: RV-14 07-25-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 123,273
Posted By RudiGreyling
RV14 = New Model 2012 RV7 XL over time the new...

RV14 = New Model 2012 RV7 XL

over time the new RV7 and RV9 customer will die out just like the RV6.

I wished Vans rather entered a new market segment, updated single or bush plane or something...
Forum: RV-10 07-10-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,622
Posted By RudiGreyling
Mike Thankx, I have the 180* handle center cam...

Mike Thankx, I have the 180* handle center cam lock setup. Rudi
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,622
Posted By RudiGreyling
Hi Pierre, Both of us have a test pilot...

Hi Pierre,

Both of us have a test pilot ratings, but my experience on a RV10 = 2 hours. Jan's Experience = 100's of hours on a RV10, so his opinion and skills if required mattered big time! :D We...
Forum: RV-10 07-09-2012, 03:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,622
Posted By RudiGreyling
She Flies: RV Zulu X becomes an airplane

On Saturday 7 July RV ZULU X officially became an Airplane.

The kit has been done ready for a week: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=88164

...but we had to organise the test...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,371
Posted By RudiGreyling
Front Seat Belt Hanger Ideas?

Hi Guys,

with my 10 done, I am looking for ideas how to keep those front shoulder seat belts neat and tiddy in the cocpit when you stow them away to aid passengers and yourself getting in and out of...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,096
Posted By RudiGreyling
Hi Guys, Thank you for your kind comments! Hi...

Hi Guys, Thank you for your kind comments!




Hi Randy, mine is from a QUICK BUILD, so it might explain the difference in hours.

Regards
Rudi
Forum: RV-10 07-03-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,096
Posted By RudiGreyling
It's Done: Presenting RV ZULU X

RVators,

After 3 years and 1743 Hours, allow me a minute of fame to showcase my RV10 Build. I am proud how she came out :)

All the build detail (from beginning to end) is in the 43pages of build...
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2012, 09:39 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 456,979
Posted By RudiGreyling
The 10 is 10 times easier than a 7! :)

The 10 is 10 times easier than a 7! :)
Forum: RV-10 06-04-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 456,979
Posted By RudiGreyling
Wings On!

[QB RV10 ZU-LUX (aka RV ZULU 10) : Week 135: Total Hours = 1639]

Major Milestone: WINGS ON

Fitted the wings for good, my wife around to lend a hand and take pictures while i crawled around under...
Forum: RV-10 04-01-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,963
Posted By RudiGreyling
Wow i'd like to see pictures!

Wow i'd like to see pictures!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 44,003
Posted By RudiGreyling
Like a Onex but Vans Quality. Cheap Aerobatic...

Like a Onex but Vans Quality. Cheap Aerobatic Capable Single Seater.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 23,569
Posted By RudiGreyling
With the RV12 done for some time, Vans must have...

With the RV12 done for some time, Vans must have 2 years of R&D into the next lets assume RV14. Before I would be jumping the gun to a RV15 I would really like to see what those 2 years pondered up....
Forum: RV-10 02-13-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 456,979
Posted By RudiGreyling
Thanx Jan, X is out of the paint booth and safe...

Thanx Jan, X is out of the paint booth and safe back home into the hangar, next to its little brother Zulu 7....
Forum: RV-10 02-06-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 456,979
Posted By RudiGreyling
RV Zulu "Ten" gets some colour

The Painter is making progress on the fuselage, while we are making progress on the wings at home.

[Week 119: Total Hours = 1470]

We have good progress this week! The colour reveal below, and...
Forum: RV-12 01-24-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,890
Posted By RudiGreyling
Man I take my hat of the to the real...

Man I take my hat of the to the real experimenters out there! You are pushing the status quo.

That said very little of these experiments turn out to be better, and you have to compromise somewhere...
Forum: RV-12 01-24-2012, 05:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,288
Posted By RudiGreyling
WingedFrog, Yip, it is unique and its beauty is...

WingedFrog,

Yip, it is unique and its beauty is under the skin. A lot of people think it is not a looker! Once you have looked closely at a couple of LSA's and you have looked closely into their...
Forum: RV-12 01-24-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,472
Posted By RudiGreyling
Catman, welcome! I've done 2 x RV12's and it is a...

Catman, welcome! I've done 2 x RV12's and it is a pleasant build experience. Rudi
Forum: RV-12 01-24-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,388
Posted By RudiGreyling
Much Better!

Much Better!
Forum: RV-12 01-23-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,388
Posted By RudiGreyling
Joe what methods have you been using on your...

Joe what methods have you been using on your flush RV12? Rudi
Forum: RV-12 01-23-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,388
Posted By RudiGreyling
Sorry Rainier I did not try and get personal, my...

Sorry Rainier I did not try and get personal, my beef is this:

You cannot come onto a RV12 forum compare the Sling to RV12 and suggest how great it is and not expect some push back? And using flush...
Forum: RV-12 01-23-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,388
Posted By RudiGreyling
So why all the flush riviting effort on a sling...

So why all the flush riviting effort on a sling and comparing it to a RV12 if it does not compare to a 600KG RV12? If one break the 600KG Sport Pilot barrier you can just as well compare it to the...
Forum: RV-12 01-21-2012, 04:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,388
Posted By RudiGreyling
Ha Ha :D 6 or 1/2 dozen :p ;) Or 1.5 Diameter...

Ha Ha :D 6 or 1/2 dozen :p ;) Or 1.5 Diameter edge to edge like i tried to explain ...Rudi
Forum: RV-12 01-20-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,388
Posted By RudiGreyling
Sorry have to disagree....

Sorry Rainier, I have to take you on on your post and disagree, just to give another perspective AND to make RV12 people aware of thinking to go that route.

1) An Aircraft designed for a certain...
Forum: RV-3 01-10-2012, 06:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,421
Posted By RudiGreyling
Affirm! I was on that Onex list but pulled out...

Affirm! I was on that Onex list but pulled out :confused:
Forum: RV-3 01-03-2012, 11:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,421
Posted By RudiGreyling
I am a modern builder, (have done 4 matched hole...

I am a modern builder, (have done 4 matched hole RV's so far) i like the modern kits, I will not try a RV3 until is has been updated. But I wish it was!

I don't understand it, if you know you have a...
Forum: RV-3 01-03-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,421
Posted By RudiGreyling
Affirm, a more user friendly 3B with the latest...

Affirm, a more user friendly 3B with the latest tooling and plans and MUCH more would get sold. It is the perfect little 2nd airplane...I was briefly interested in the Onex, but put the idea on ice...
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 456,979
Posted By RudiGreyling
Thanx Jan, I am leaving the messy stuff to the...

Thanx Jan, I am leaving the messy stuff to the painter to dissapear.
The plan is to fit the QB wings for wing root fairing fitting then off to the painter the fuse goes, while the QB wings come home...
Forum: RV-10 12-28-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 325,788
Posted By RudiGreyling
Hi Pierre, i am Alpha testing it for a local guy,...

Hi Pierre, i am Alpha testing it for a local guy, he most probably will release it early in the new year. So I cant say too much at this stage, but it will be irrelevant for non South Africans. We...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 325,788
Posted By RudiGreyling
Hey jchang10, thanx and very nice flying pic of...

Hey jchang10, thanx and very nice flying pic of Skyview! Yes so far I am also very impressed with the Skyviews and that is just on the ground. I have not loaded any Jeppesen Databases yet, (we have...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 325,788
Posted By RudiGreyling
Thanx Pierre!

Thanx Pierre!
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 456,979
Posted By RudiGreyling
Affirm Pierre!

Affirm Pierre!
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2011, 11:29 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 325,788
Posted By RudiGreyling
Hi Bob, Affirm, Actually the law approved wording...

Hi Bob, Affirm, Actually the law approved wording for South Africa is different, but the Vans sticker will suffice! Rudi
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 456,979
Posted By RudiGreyling
Rudi's RV ZULU-X moves to the airport

With the panel done the day before Xmas, more info here at the RV10 panel pictures...

...
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 456,979
Posted By RudiGreyling
Nice Picture Phil, nice to see the little one...

Nice Picture Phil, nice to see the little one involved. I try to get my little one involved too :p
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2011, 11:03 AM
Replies: 399
Views: 325,788
Posted By RudiGreyling
Rudi's RV ZULU-X's Panel is done!

Merry XMAS everyone, and Merry XMAS to me too! It was a UBER RV week :twisted: (as Jan would say!) I finished the Panel on the 24th just before Xmas, so nice present to me

This entire panel is all...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-15-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,908
Posted By RudiGreyling
Excellent News!

Excellent News!
Forum: RV-10 12-04-2011, 11:38 PM
Replies: 758
Views: 456,979
Posted By RudiGreyling
Affirm GTN 650

Affirm GTN 650
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 758
Views: 456,979
Posted By RudiGreyling
Rudi's Progress

Back working on the RV10. All home grown panel. The Radio Stack has now lit up. :D
http://www.rudigreyling.com/pictures/rv_10/fin/fin_174.jpg
Forum: Reviews 10-22-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,118
Posted By RudiGreyling
Thanx John

Thanx John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 879
Posted By RudiGreyling
Trim Servo Speed Control

I am looking for a Trim Servo Speed Controller for my RV10...About 4 years ago I bought one for my RV7, a full torq (i think pulse width modulated one) But I cannot remember the brand

I searched the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2011, 02:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,662
Posted By RudiGreyling
Don, keep up the good work, I am in desperate...

Don, keep up the good work, I am in desperate need of one.
Hows the testing going?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,187
Posted By RudiGreyling
Being in south africa I have followed the...

Being in south africa I have followed the development of that stretched sling 4 seater with interest. Rotax 115hp 4 seater at rv12 speeds...hmmm...save another year and rather buy a descent 260hp...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,187
Posted By RudiGreyling
Dan, I have been down that road with Sonex, had...

Dan, I have been down that road with Sonex, had Onex on order and cancelled last minute due to Sonex not being very customer friendly with South African customers. The more i dug and compared to vans...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2011, 01:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,187
Posted By RudiGreyling
So with Oskoshs 2011 done and dusted, was there...

So with Oskoshs 2011 done and dusted, was there any new news from VANS?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,187
Posted By RudiGreyling
Yes I really hope they announce something! My...

Yes I really hope they announce something!

My hope is a modern single seater, or updated rv4
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