The weather in NE Ohio has been terrible lately … so finally got around to finishing up the SkyView checklists for the RV-12 that were begun long ago, but never completed. Although aimed at the RV-12, the checklists could be easily changed to suit most any experimental aircraft outfitted with a SkyView … would just require a little text editing.
I’ve decided tis the season to share … so posted the checklists on the DOG Aviation Blog in the hopes others may be interested ... not to mention taking advantage of the HUGE savings in time. Of course, the lists can be easily changed to suit personal taste if desired. The lists were created with the 40% display screen in mind so each line of text is limited to 31 characters … which is a challenge!
Fellow RV-12 owners take note: There are entries in my checklists referring to a parking brake and a fuel pump switch. If you don’t have these items, simply copy my text files to a simple text editor and delete the offending lines then copy the remaining lines to the Dynon check list creation tool or the checklist file you are building manually. I did not include a pre-flight walk around checklist because it would just be so very long requiring multiple lists and … frankly, how can you see the list(s) on the Skyview if you are busy outside checking out the aircraft? Thus, I’ve decided to just use laminated checklist pages from the POH for my preflight walk around and just fill the SkyView with checklists, emergency procedures, spec data and miscellaneous info that can be used from the pilot seat.
The write-up on the Blog and posting of the lists consist of 8 posts …see the links below. The actual checklists are located in parts 3-7 and a complete tutorial in Part 8 describes how to create a checklist using the text lists from the Blog copied & pasted into Dynon’s checklist creator tool.
Part 1: Becoming acquainted with the format of Dynon’s checklist file and how to manually create the checklist file.
Part 2: About my text lists used to make the checklists, and miscellaneous lists.
Part 3: The text for the following lists: Before Start, Engine Start, After Start/Taxi, Run-Up and Take-Off
Part 4: The text for the following lists: Climb & Cruise, Decent & Approach, Landing, and Shutdown
Part 5: The text for the following lists: Emergency Engine Fail Takeoff, Emergency In Air Restart, Emergency Engine Fire On Ground, Emergency Engine Fire In Air
Part 6: Text for the following lists: Emergency Electrical Fire, Emergency Forced Landing, RV-12 Performance& Specifications, RV-12 POH V-Speeds.
Part 7: The text for the following lists: RV-12 Rotax 912ULS Limitations, Misc: Light Signals, Misc: Phonetic Alphabet, Misc: SkyView Buttons, Misc: Transponder codes, and Misc: Checklist Info.
Part 8: Using Dynon’s Excel-based checklist creator tool and examples of how to transfer the lists from the DOG Aviation Blog into the creation tool.