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Forum: RV-15 07-26-2022, 05:53 AM
Replies: 440
Views: 88,332
Posted By uk_RV9A
Really interesting interview. Was struck by how...

Really interesting interview. Was struck by how this is still very much an engineering test bed rather than the finished design, talking about changing wingspan, flap size, fuselage length. Lots of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-23-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,059
Posted By uk_RV9A
Thumbs up Brilliant photos and write up of an amazing...

Brilliant photos and write up of an amazing journey!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-26-2022, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,795
Posted By uk_RV9A
Is the newer VA-400 with the improved resolution...

Is the newer VA-400 with the improved resolution worth upgrading to?
Forum: Autopilots 05-21-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,283
Posted By uk_RV9A
Is fitting these mounts (for RV9-A) a nut and...

Is fitting these mounts (for RV9-A) a nut and bolt assembly job, or is there much drilling and/or riveting involved?

Is there an installation guide available to download to get an idea of the work...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,692
Posted By uk_RV9A
A supplier of many years standing, producing a...

A supplier of many years standing, producing a core part of all the kits, has pulled out? Seems a very significant happening…
To quickly bring that production in-house with only a 4 week impact on...
Forum: RV-14 02-11-2022, 02:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,367
Posted By uk_RV9A
Very impressive setup, nicely done. The whole...

Very impressive setup, nicely done. The whole timber hangar structure looks fantastic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,820
Posted By uk_RV9A
Test drove the new store today. Registered my...

Test drove the new store today. Registered my aircraft, which included updating the ownership, took a look at the online drawings, and ordered my calendar to go right through the process.

Really...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,878
Posted By uk_RV9A
Sounds like a great result well proven over many...

Sounds like a great result well proven over many hours of operation. Do you have any modifications to the fuel system to be able to run mogas, or see any signs of vapor-lock?
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-01-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,333
Posted By uk_RV9A
The video doesnt make it too clear, but you would...

The video doesnt make it too clear, but you would not use the ferrule and the faston together! They are different crimps for different applications, and both are suitable for stranded wire.

The...
Forum: Safety 08-27-2021, 05:17 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 25,181
Posted By uk_RV9A
Obviously we'd all rather be right side up, but...

Obviously we'd all rather be right side up, but the question is whether having the flaps up or down was a significant factor in preventing the flip or not.
Forum: Safety 08-27-2021, 05:08 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 25,181
Posted By uk_RV9A
Great result. Does this suggest flaps up should...

Great result.

Does this suggest flaps up should be SOP for water landing, to minimise likelihood of flipping? Or down for minimum speed at impact.

Whatever, it looks like this guy made all the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,669
Posted By uk_RV9A
Seems to be quite an issue with K&N quality...

Seems to be quite an issue with K&N quality control if we are all ordering the right size filters, and receiving smaller and larger than spec!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,669
Posted By uk_RV9A
Just to add, this must have happened to a whole...

Just to add, this must have happened to a whole batch of filters, not just one. Brand new filter purchased direct from K&N UK a month ago, opened box today, exactly same issue.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-11-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,539
Posted By uk_RV9A
Wonder how well that wing would work as a...

Wonder how well that wing would work as a high-wing..;)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By uk_RV9A
Thanks, that looks like the one.

Thanks, that looks like the one.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,682
Posted By uk_RV9A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xZmsxEewik ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xZmsxEewik That's impressive, just shows how much time there is in a 12.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-07-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 731
Posted By uk_RV9A
Gasket Part Number?

Is there a standard gasket that goes between the silverhawk fuel servo and the Vans FAB(IO-320)?

I have SL66224 gaskets for the top of the servo and the spacer, but the bottom flange of the servo is...
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-11-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,250
Posted By uk_RV9A
Are the fuel pump and fuel injector materials on...

Are the fuel pump and fuel injector materials on the io- lycomings OK to use with ethanol laced fuel?
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,162
Views: 1,349,783
Posted By uk_RV9A
Left hand second throttle sounds like a nice mod,...

Left hand second throttle sounds like a nice mod, is how that was done documented anywhere, or is there a common way of doing it? Is it just a second cable to the carb/FI actuating lever?
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 03-26-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 22,277
Posted By uk_RV9A
The graph seems to show a real spurt of activity...

The graph seems to show a real spurt of activity 2001-2004- 7,9,10 right after each other?

What drove that, was there a larger engineering department then, or some other factor. Seems to have been a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-25-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,850
Posted By uk_RV9A
If I recall correctly the RV9 build manual...

If I recall correctly the RV9 build manual specifies 25psi. Usually run between that and 30.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,734
Posted By uk_RV9A
Wonder what kind of quality/job/price they'd do...

Wonder what kind of quality/job/price they'd do to Quickbuild stage.... Maybe an option Vans should explore...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-21-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 42,057
Posted By uk_RV9A
So, is the teaser campaign on fb/instagram a...

So, is the teaser campaign on fb/instagram a genuine market research campaign, which would mean a 15 launch is still at the concept stage and therefore years away?

Or is it a pre-launch teaser which...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,787
Posted By uk_RV9A
Thought this was meant to be impossible with the...

Thought this was meant to be impossible with the protection, but even if the probability is very low, the consequences of this kind of occurrence could be so severe that a few pounds weight saving...
Forum: COMM 02-18-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 953
Posted By uk_RV9A
Don't think you need anything except a 3.5mm...

Don't think you need anything except a 3.5mm lead, and a panel mount socket if you want. Connect tip of the 3.5mm socket to pin 18 of intercom, and collar to intercom pin 1 or airframe ground, then...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-04-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 653
Views: 329,614
Posted By uk_RV9A
Rotax 915 engine would be a good match for the...

Rotax 915 engine would be a good match for the RV9 wing. Is there scope there for a model between the 9 and the 12.

A 7/9 sized kit refreshed to the build documentation of the 14 would be good also.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,789
Posted By uk_RV9A
The terrain database is invaluable, but I prefer...

The terrain database is invaluable, but I prefer 2D display black-amber-red moving map to 3D vision to interpret that data. Find it much easier and clearer to quickly assimilate the lay of the land.
Forum: GPS 04-30-2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 17,936
Posted By uk_RV9A
Pretty cool, shame the 795 hardware cant support...

Pretty cool, shame the 795 hardware cant support it :(
Forum: Reviews 03-18-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,188
Posted By uk_RV9A
Have you tried www.gps.co.uk? No connection...

Have you tried www.gps.co.uk?

No connection other than a satisfied repeat customer.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,824
Posted By uk_RV9A
afraid the fly-in scheduled for a few days before...

afraid the fly-in scheduled for a few days before was hit by bad weather, so this was just a quick solo visit by myself. Its a great spot to visit when the conditions are right.

Here's an earlier...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,824
Posted By uk_RV9A
I know I'm resurrecting an old thread here, but I...

I know I'm resurrecting an old thread here, but I thought I'd close the circle on this one by posting a video of an RV landing on Sollas beach last summer.

As Keith found out the hard way, you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 24,434
Posted By uk_RV9A
I think refinement of the mid-range kits would be...

I think refinement of the mid-range kits would be the way to go.

The kit and documentation standards of the RV10 and 14 at the high end, and the RV12 at the low end, have moved on greatly from the 9...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-23-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,286
Posted By uk_RV9A
You can't go wrong with the 9/9A. Your thought...

You can't go wrong with the 9/9A. Your thought process is pretty similar to mine, and I was at a similar experience level. I agonised about which to get for ages, and the 9A was quite a jump from...
Forum: GPS 11-09-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 393,535
Posted By uk_RV9A
That's kind of scary.... Do we know what...

That's kind of scary.... Do we know what situations, and is it definitely just the D2B and Aera 660 affected?
Forum: Safety 08-21-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 20,108
Posted By uk_RV9A
Looks like an anti splat in this image, doesn't...

Looks like an anti splat in this image, doesn't look like it helps the outcome any...

http://i.imgur.com/Th1YsDK.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,783
Posted By uk_RV9A
Looks like you should be able to get what you...

Looks like you should be able to get what you need here?

http://www.gps.co.uk/installation-supplies/cable-and-wire/c-1-320-322/
Forum: GPS 03-05-2016, 07:21 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 393,535
Posted By uk_RV9A
This too. I am in Europe with a 795, and the...

This too. I am in Europe with a 795, and the price disparity from the 660 to the 795 for database updates is huge.

Would also be interested in hearing your justification for the difference, or...
Forum: Reviews 05-14-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,028
Posted By uk_RV9A
Precision Aviation PAI-700

Installed one of these vertical card compasses, using a proper PAI mount.

Got stickier and stickier until it became unusable at 4 months old.

Returned under warranty to Precision Aviation via the...
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