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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,565
Posted By rjtjrt
Brian How is the iPad 10.5 pro visibility in...

Brian
How is the iPad 10.5 pro visibility in sunlight, compared with your earlier 9.7 pro?
The 10.5 ipad is said to have a few more nits of brightness, but in real world use, any real difference?
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,666
Posted By rjtjrt
New info. Now Vanís themselves have designed...

New info.

Now Vanís themselves have designed theit own left and right springs (Vanís Part No SPRING-00002-L/R-1). They are not the same as the McFarlane ones Ben Strahm from McFarlane recommended...
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,463
Posted By rjtjrt
I have just received from McFarlane Aviation the...

I have just received from McFarlane Aviation the new sided springs that are colored Red for L/H spring Mc Farlane p/n 6822 and Blue for R/H McFarlane p/n 7235.
Can anyone confirm these are the same...
Forum: GPS 03-19-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 194,076
Posted By rjtjrt
Thanks Steve.

Thanks Steve.
Forum: GPS 03-18-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 194,076
Posted By rjtjrt
Steve When I go to the GPS Info screen. In GPS...

Steve

When I go to the GPS Info screen.
In GPS page it says “3D GPS Location”. Accuracy says “10ft”
In GLONASS page it says “3D GPS Location”. Accuracy says “10ft”

John
Forum: GPS 03-18-2018, 01:22 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 194,076
Posted By rjtjrt
In Australia there is currently an trial SBAS...

In Australia there is currently an trial SBAS signal being transmitted across the entire country.
Yes, we are just now getting into the 20th century here!!
Our penny pinching gov has avoided the...
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,485
Posted By rjtjrt
Dynon after sales support has been superb. Garmin...

Dynon after sales support has been superb.
Garmin after sales support has been far far behind Dynon, and very frustrating, in my experience.
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,480
Posted By rjtjrt
JB PM sent. JohnRussell

JB

PM sent.

JohnRussell
Forum: RV-12 03-02-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,666
Posted By rjtjrt
This is from McFarlane Aviation in response to an...

This is from McFarlane Aviation in response to an email I sent last night.

Good Morning John,
Thank you for the inquiry on the springs. Yes, we now have a spring kit p/n 7140 that contains left and...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,666
Posted By rjtjrt
I looked at McFarlane web site and saw same...

I looked at McFarlane web site and saw same thing. If search their site it comes up with a P/N(if I recall correctly 6822), but if you phone them the lady who answered chuckled that she knew the...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,666
Posted By rjtjrt
Van’s telephone support tell me they no longer...

Van’s telephone support tell me they no longer supply RV -12 Vernier Throttle Rotax Throttle Return Springs. They referred me to McFarlane Aviation.

McFarlane Aviation lady who answered said she...
Forum: GPS 02-26-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 194,076
Posted By rjtjrt
Thanks Steve.

Thanks Steve.
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,666
Posted By rjtjrt
Does anyone know the current return spring part...

Does anyone know the current return spring part number (for the Vernier Throttle)?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,849
Posted By rjtjrt
The Ladies at Vanís Aircraft

The ladies who deal with customers on the phone at Vanís are superb.
Today was a very busy day for them, and I had some really stupid questions to ask. Despite all that they had to cope with, they...
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,480
Posted By rjtjrt
I am a bit confused (not unusual). If we find no...

I am a bit confused (not unusual).
If we find no cracks, is it desirable to install the doublers top and bottom as they are ďan important component for longevity and crack avoidanceď, or is it not...
Forum: GPS 02-03-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 194,076
Posted By rjtjrt
Can I use Garmin Topo maps on an Aera 660? If so...

Can I use Garmin Topo maps on an Aera 660?
If so will the aviation database (airports, navaids, etc) show overlaid over the topo map?
The Garmin Topo product no is:

PART NUMBER: 010-C1049-00
Forum: RV-12 01-28-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,477
Posted By rjtjrt
Just a thought, but if headroom is the issue, and...

Just a thought, but if headroom is the issue, and the headset hitting canopy, then if you use a Halo or Clarity Aloft headset that will give you a lot more space to work with.
Probably you are...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-18-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,394
Posted By rjtjrt
Dynon is the way to go. I use a G3X - it is very...

Dynon is the way to go.
I use a G3X - it is very limited in Australia - basic and uncompetitive with the Dynon offering that a friend has.
I am also tired with Garmin’s long expressed but unfulfilled...
Forum: ADS-B 11-26-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,497
Posted By rjtjrt
The missing GPS module arrived today - thanks. I...

The missing GPS module arrived today - thanks.
I have fitted it to the Flightbox in place of first GPS module and it now works well. So not a software issue but was a hardware fix.
Forum: ADS-B 11-16-2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,497
Posted By rjtjrt
Internal GPS module was missing. I ordered and...

Internal GPS module was missing. I ordered and paid for 2, only one arrived. You were contacted to get second sent and agreed to but none arrived. Since then no reply to my repeated emails asking for...
Forum: Tools 11-15-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 807
Posted By rjtjrt
I just looked at the Permagrit site. Can't see...

I just looked at the Permagrit site. Can't see the 100 degree stone.
Could you post the part number or a hoto of the 100 Ddegree stone you used?
Forum: ADS-B 11-09-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,497
Posted By rjtjrt
Be careful with Flightbox vendor. He does not...

Be careful with Flightbox vendor. He does not always send what has been paid for, and then ignores emails asking for refund or for him to send the item.
The backup from this vendor when you have...
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,593
Posted By rjtjrt
Rich Any tips on how you did this whilst...

Rich
Any tips on how you did this whilst protecting the threads?
John
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,660
Posted By rjtjrt
Resale value would be a consideration for me.

Resale value would be a consideration for me.
Forum: GPS 10-29-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 194,076
Posted By rjtjrt
What is "graphical Flight Plan editing"? How does...

What is "graphical Flight Plan editing"? How does it work?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-04-2017, 04:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,278
Posted By rjtjrt
Kyle PM sent John

Kyle
PM sent
John
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,455
Posted By rjtjrt
I received this from Van's Aircraft in response...

I received this from Van's Aircraft in response to my question:

"I have no reasons to tell you not to install a second flow transducer. We opted to only use one as it proved accurate enough for our...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-28-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,278
Posted By rjtjrt
Kyle I have been considering this on an RV-12. Is...

Kyle
I have been considering this on an RV-12.
Is that for an iPad mini or full size iPad.
Also is it one suction cup, or one of the 2 or 3 suction cup RAM mounts?
Is it a short or long arm between...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,368
Posted By rjtjrt
Evan You and your RV-8 were destined for each...

Evan

You and your RV-8 were destined for each other.
Great write up.
Have fun.

John
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,000
Posted By rjtjrt
Tom I just went to your web site to look for the...

Tom
I just went to your web site to look for the Rotax hose retrofit/replacement package and could not find it.
I will be replacing Rotax hoses in a couple of years and will hopefully remember your...
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By rjtjrt
Ric. I got 107829 after a 1 hour cross country...

Ric.
I got 107829 after a 1 hour cross country flight.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1069069&postcount=1

A more recent discussion...
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,455
Posted By rjtjrt
Is there any reason not to install a second red...

Is there any reason not to install a second red cube (on the return line) so completely accurate fuel calculations in all conditions can be seen?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-25-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,232
Posted By rjtjrt
Scott Thanks for posting about the project. It is...

Scott
Thanks for posting about the project. It is great to see the innovative uses of 3D printers. Really appreciate your efforts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2017, 05:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,232
Posted By rjtjrt
I'm not gonna bite! Scott, have a nice day.

I'm not gonna bite!
Scott, have a nice day.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,232
Posted By rjtjrt
This is intriguing and 3D printers are...

This is intriguing and 3D printers are fascinating.

It strikes me if you are going to rely on AoA indicator, especially during critical phases of flight, it has to be totally reliable/fail safe.
You...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-23-2017, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,221
Posted By rjtjrt
Alain. Beautiful video. Love the effortless...

Alain.
Beautiful video. Love the effortless progress from one manoeveure to next. I am accustomed to lesser performance non RV aircraft for aerobatics.
Superb scenery, and the music is great.
Did you...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-23-2017, 05:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 906
Posted By rjtjrt
Traffic/ATC are amazing, as you say. I agree it...

Traffic/ATC are amazing, as you say.
I agree it is a personal thing t experience - I still have an indelible memory of the two I have experienced, now over 40 and 50 years ago.
Thanks for the video.
Forum: GPS 08-17-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 194,076
Posted By rjtjrt
Steve. Reassuring to know you are working on...

Steve.
Reassuring to know you are working on this.
Recently Australia's Airservices have released their maps/charts online free.

Does this allow Garmin to look into providing charts/maps for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2017, 05:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,448
Posted By rjtjrt
I'd be prepared to wager a fair amount you can...

I'd be prepared to wager a fair amount you can (and will) build a 14.
Like everyone you will enlist help at times but nothing seems beyond your ability.
Hope you have a builders blog so we can follow...
Forum: RV-12 08-04-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,679
Posted By rjtjrt
I'm not sure why this thread has taken the...

I'm not sure why this thread has taken the direction it has.

AlanTN
I can not see anywhere in your posts that would indicate an RV-12 in either form (ULS or iS) is not for you.
I also have been...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-24-2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,121
Posted By rjtjrt
I think it will.

I think it will.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,317
Posted By rjtjrt
Vlad Insurance is voluntary here. Can be 3rd...

Vlad
Insurance is voluntary here. Can be 3rd party only, or that plus hull insurance.
Given the unusual circumstances of your insurance (limited time needed) maybe get a couple of insurance brokers...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-23-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,121
Posted By rjtjrt
https://youtu.be/0_lX9ooglKg Don't know how to...

https://youtu.be/0_lX9ooglKg

Don't know how to make the YouTube link appear as a video that can be played directly on VAF.
Forum: RV-12 07-22-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,871
Posted By rjtjrt
I note switches for Fuel Pump 1 and Fuel Pump...

I note switches for Fuel Pump 1 and Fuel Pump 2.
Does this mean fuel pump now turned off after take off?
Does this mean that the red cube measurement will now more accurately reflect fuel used, as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,147
Posted By rjtjrt
Is the alternator output of Rotax 912iS same as...

Is the alternator output of Rotax 912iS same as 912ULS?
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,044
Posted By rjtjrt
Thanks Julian, much appreciated. John

Thanks Julian, much appreciated.
John
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,044
Posted By rjtjrt
And me as well,...

And me as well, Julian!
Thanks
John

rjtjrt@hotmail.com
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-12-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 94,874
Posted By rjtjrt
Great trip and write-up. Love that you caught up...

Great trip and write-up. Love that you caught up with Sergey.
The remote parts of Siberia look fantastic.
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-08-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 17,232
Posted By rjtjrt
Vince Has your Canopy breaker been tested? Or has...

Vince
Has your Canopy breaker been tested?
Or has it been used in a real life situation?
I have a Russian copy of USAF or is it USN Canopy knife, but would be interested in a small item such as yours...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-24-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 955
Posted By rjtjrt
Rick Good video. Looking forward to the next...

Rick
Good video. Looking forward to the next instalment.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-13-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 63,057
Posted By rjtjrt
Re Australian equivalent of "Sectionals" being...

Re Australian equivalent of "Sectionals" being available on G3X Touch.

Airservices Australia (Government Publisher) have just released free online charts for first...
Forum: GPS 06-13-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 194,076
Posted By rjtjrt
Not in Australia. Appreciate the prompt reply.

Not in Australia.
Appreciate the prompt reply.
Forum: GPS 06-13-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 194,076
Posted By rjtjrt
Can I use the Aera 660 Bluetooth to link to a...

Can I use the Aera 660 Bluetooth to link to a Zaon XRX using their Zaon XRX Bluelink Bluetooth Module, to get traffic from Zaon displayed on Aera 660?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-12-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,824
Posted By rjtjrt
Brightness said to be improved on 10.5. I have...

Brightness said to be improved on 10.5.
I have just looked at reviews and it seems the iPad Pro 9.7 is 500nits (Apple figure), vs the 10.5 said to be 600nits (Apple figure).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,460
Posted By rjtjrt
I have often wondered why someone has not added a...

I have often wondered why someone has not added a slip on/glue on bottom to a fire extinguisher with a tough pointed end to make fire extinguisher into a canopy breaker as well.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-25-2017, 12:17 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 63,057
Posted By rjtjrt
Australian sectional maps (VTC, VNC).

Australian sectional maps (VTC, VNC).
Forum: RV-12 04-28-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 37,235
Posted By rjtjrt
Pictures would be interesting.

Pictures would be interesting.
Forum: Reviews 04-26-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,343
Posted By rjtjrt
I can't comment on inReach. I have been...

I can't comment on inReach.
I have been considering going from SPOT to Spidertracks.

http://www.spidertracks.com

There are some good reports on it from people I know, who do a lot of ag flying, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,728
Posted By rjtjrt
Congratulations Doug. The tone of the site is a...

Congratulations Doug.
The tone of the site is a tribute to your leadership.
I am always impressed at how polite and respectful the site is.
Sort of epitomises the old saying if you don't have...
Forum: GPS 04-01-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 194,076
Posted By rjtjrt
I have just bought a 660 and tried it on USB...

I have just bought a 660 and tried it on USB powerbank with no problems. Stayed at 100% brightness.
As Steve said, on a computer supplies usb power it does dim to 70%, but on a USB Powerbank stayed...
Forum: GPS 03-30-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 194,076
Posted By rjtjrt
Again, many thanks Steve. John

Again, many thanks Steve.
John
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,069
Posted By rjtjrt
Vapour Lock on takeoff can be deadly. I seem to...

Vapour Lock on takeoff can be deadly.
I seem to remember Vapour Lock on takeoff killed 2 people here in Melbourne, Australia about late 1970's in a certified aircraft (a Victa Airtourer, powered by a...
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