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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-07-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 291
Posted By Janekom
Tank drain is CAV-110

Tank drain is CAV-110
Forum: GPS 10-07-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,611
Posted By Janekom
Angry Here is a test you can try

Once had an RV14 that seemed to always have a headwind when flying. Turned out to be the machined aftermarket static ports.

Go out to the runway and adjust your altimeter to a nice round number....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 03:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,374
Posted By Janekom
Thank you

Ngiyabonga Nthati - Baie dankie :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2021, 01:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,374
Posted By Janekom
They are now available in the USA

I am very exited to announce that these RV wingtip nav/strobe/landing light modules are now available from Flyboy Accessories. They have stock.
https://www.flyboyaccessories.com/product-p/73401.htm
Forum: RV-10 10-01-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,113
Posted By Janekom
Pressure too low

I think you are simply running these tires at too low a pressure. I had more or less the same years back and running them at higher pressures almost completely solved the uneven wear. I would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,712
Posted By Janekom
Great idea :)

Great idea :)
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-19-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,459
Posted By Janekom
I can confirm that all the PPs I have seen will...

I can confirm that all the PPs I have seen will draw current when the Field terminal gets power. Roughly 4A. In fact my first test when someone has charging problems is to switch on the Master and...
Forum: RV-10 09-18-2021, 04:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,344
Posted By Janekom
To the OP - I am thinking you might have a...

To the OP - I am thinking you might have a different problem here. How hot does your tunnel get in flight? RV10s are known for tunnels getting very hot and I have mod that I do to solve that.

I had...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-17-2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 1,355,557
Posted By Janekom
Well done Pete. Now for the first flight report:)

Well done Pete. Now for the first flight report:)
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-16-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,459
Posted By Janekom
Thanks Mickey, exactly what I have been doing for...

Thanks Mickey, exactly what I have been doing for years now.
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-15-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,459
Posted By Janekom
Field switch question

My Plane Power also failed this weekend after 830 hours of service. Happened away from base but for some reason I have packed my spare alternator for the trip. I did not have the time to do fault...
Forum: RV-10 09-09-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,320
Posted By Janekom
Thank you very much for the compliments Mike....

Thank you very much for the compliments Mike. Getting traction slowly but surely. It will be marketed and stocked by a US based company within the next few days. I am happy.
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-04-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 166,320
Posted By Janekom
Well done Geoff, looks amazing

Well done Geoff, looks amazing
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-04-2021, 01:07 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 166,320
Posted By Janekom
Geoff, that carbon fiber look - is it vinyl?

Geoff, that carbon fiber look - is it vinyl?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2021, 02:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,374
Posted By Janekom
Hi Steve, The lights are easily adjustable by...

Hi Steve,
The lights are easily adjustable by loosening the screw and moving it up or down. If one only use these in the tips I would think of having on at 0 degrees and one at about 10 degrees down,...
Forum: RV-10 08-16-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,300
Posted By Janekom
Exactly what Dorfie has said :)

Exactly what Dorfie has said :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,374
Posted By Janekom
Fitted them yesterday

Fitted them yesterday and they working very well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,374
Posted By Janekom
RV10 update

Just an update - I have recently acquired an RV10 and therefore had the time to see how an install these light modules into the RV10 wingtip. It was actually quite easy by just adding an adaptor...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,717
Posted By Janekom
I have a set of washer spanners that I use all...

I have a set of washer spanners that I use all the time. Available from Cleaveland Tool
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-23-2021, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,110
Posted By Janekom
I would build a new flap. I think we under...

I would build a new flap. I think we under estimate the loading on flaps when you deploy them. Rather safe than sorry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,855
Posted By Janekom
Like I always say: We get old too fast and clever...

Like I always say: We get old too fast and clever too slow.
Put this up as banner in your workshop and enjoy the RV journey. Imagine having to wait for parts for three weeks as we are halfway around...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,807
Posted By Janekom
I think they are really good

I think they are really good
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,919
Posted By Janekom
Jip. Been there a number of Times. It can be...

Jip. Been there a number of Times. It can be done safely.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-09-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,856
Posted By Janekom
My feeling is that if you are sure that the...

My feeling is that if you are sure that the screws are tight, the only other option is that you have bad unit.
Forum: RV-6/6A 05-09-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,372
Posted By Janekom
I can only agree with that. I have also seen more...

I can only agree with that. I have also seen more than enough of those nuts loosening due to heat down there.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-15-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,009
Posted By Janekom
When you get the new brackets please smooth all...

When you get the new brackets please smooth all edges well. If you do not do that, you will find that they will crack as well over time. Edges not smoothed are serious stress risers.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,002
Posted By Janekom
New product

Hi guys - I am aware that other suppliers are active in this thread as well. So here I am as well as a paid up advertiser. Most of you will know me as the guy behind the RVBits Intersection Fairings...
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,982
Posted By Janekom
Boelube

We all use Boelube during construction and I am sure you will have some spare. Clean the hinges and the pins properly and then use Boelube. I usually scrape it out of the container into my palm and...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-21-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,178
Posted By Janekom
Hi Mikey, sorry to hear about your top fairings...

Hi Mikey, sorry to hear about your top fairings not fitting properly. Looking at your second picture I would say that you should trim off the bottom a bit. That will move it closer to the wing. They...
Forum: RV-10 03-20-2021, 12:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,186
Posted By Janekom
Nice discussion and a lot of good points made,...

Nice discussion and a lot of good points made, but my reason for posting was to point out what is possibly happening out there and to try and steer builders to a mindset of ôlet us keep to the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-17-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,438
Posted By Janekom
Stunning RV8. Well done

Stunning RV8. Well done
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-15-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 943
Posted By Janekom
Have you considered mounting it on the fire wall?...

Have you considered mounting it on the fire wall? Really works well there.
Forum: RV-10 03-09-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,186
Posted By Janekom
Thank you guys - I will surely do a tap test on...

Thank you guys - I will surely do a tap test on the other door.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-08-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,372
Posted By Janekom
It has the wrong name

Personally I think the name given to this small T handle creates the wrong perception. It should not have been called a Jettison handle but rather backup canopy opening handle or similar.

Part of...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,186
Posted By Janekom
Thank you for the comments. Dave how will a pre...

Thank you for the comments.
Dave how will a pre buy inspection on a painted door reveal this?

I am hoping for just bone builder to say thank you for the heads up because he has been on the wrong...
Forum: RV-10 03-08-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,186
Posted By Janekom
Exclamation RV10 Door came off shortly after take-off

The scenario is that a new RV10 owner has lost the pilot side door shortly after take-off. His fault and he accepted it, as he simply forgot to latch it properly. As far as I can find out, it was...
Forum: RV-10 01-13-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,320
Posted By Janekom
Would you consider my new light sets?

Would you consider my new light sets specially designed for RV wingtip installations.
https://www.rvbits.com/rv-wingtip-light-modules
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-01-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,887
Posted By Janekom
I am almost hundred percent sure it is the type...

I am almost hundred percent sure it is the type of flap tape used. The UHMW from Vans will not do it. It turns yellow if used on the flap so rather apply it under the wing skin as others have...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-12-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,304
Posted By Janekom
Fascinating story thank you Scott

Fascinating story thank you Scott
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,413
Posted By Janekom
Wow Vlad that picture on the desert floor is just...

Wow Vlad that picture on the desert floor is just amazing:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 16,413
Posted By Janekom
Grandpa and Grandson Speed Rally

Well I am a bit late as this happened a few weekends ago. My apologies. Myself and Grandson Rikus did our first Speed Rally together. Me the pilot and him the the navigator and our ride was Zumer, my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,374
Posted By Janekom
What I did not mention is that there is a wire...

What I did not mention is that there is a wire you can connect to sync the two strobes. Then there is also a built in function to strobe the landing lights as well as a wig wag mode for the landing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,374
Posted By Janekom
Great stuff Vlad 🤗

Great stuff Vlad 🤗
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,374
Posted By Janekom
There are many options available from others. We...

There are many options available from others. We might do one
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2020, 01:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,374
Posted By Janekom
Thank you for all comments. Price: I am going...

Thank you for all comments.

Price: I am going to ship some out to the USA using two different methods as shipping is now the variable with regards to pricing. I am really hoping to get the final...
Forum: Tools 09-25-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,108
Posted By Janekom
I do not know much about Black Friday, but my...

I do not know much about Black Friday, but my number one go to tool is my battery operated Dremel
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,374
Posted By Janekom
RV Light Module - A World First

RV Light Module - A World First - well I could not find any other products like this. Backtrack a bit. We here in SA went to Level 5 lock down late in March. I could not see myself doing nothing...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-10-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,640
Posted By Janekom
Wow so nice

Lovely music and scenery - oh yes and the RV :)
Forum: RV-10 08-21-2020, 07:55 AM
Replies: 819
Views: 728,178
Posted By Janekom
From my experience: Fixed pitch prop - you...

From my experience:
Fixed pitch prop - you always do your maiden and break in the motor WITHOUT the fairings and wheel pants.
CS prop - you always do your maiden and break in the motor WITH the...
Forum: RV-10 08-20-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 819
Views: 728,178
Posted By Janekom
Good luck with the maiden flight

Good luck with the maiden flight
Forum: Aircraft Camping 08-15-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 30,312
Posted By Janekom
Wonderful stuff. Now I am really missing our Jack...

Wonderful stuff. Now I am really missing our Jack Russel who often flew with me. Still wondering how she could always sense top of descent and then woke up and start jumping around in the back of the...
Forum: Fiberglass 08-11-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,524
Posted By Janekom
Sikaflex 295UV

Sikaflex 295UV
Forum: Fiberglass 08-11-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,524
Posted By Janekom
Some pictures might help you

Here is a sequence of pictures that might help you. It is of a canopy I had to replace after a bird strike. I really hope it will help you.

IMG_9321 As it was when it arrived
IMG_9334 After...
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-11-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,491
Posted By Janekom
Then after a temporary repair and the final...

Then after a temporary repair and the final repair when the RV went in for a repaint.
Forum: RV-6/6A 08-11-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,491
Posted By Janekom
This happens more often than what is reported I...

This happens more often than what is reported I think. What usually happens is that the flap gets hooked on the wing TE and then bends it when you select flaps up.

Do what Kyle has suggested, but I...
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,525
Posted By Janekom
It depends on what you are installing

For example if you are installing Dynon with an ADHRS sitting in the tailcone behind the the luggage bulkhead, the best position is directly under the HS on the tailcone.
Forum: Fiberglass 08-09-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,524
Posted By Janekom
Here is what I have done

Applied a wide and thick sikaflex bead onto the top skin and obviously all other mating surfaces. Then position the canopy where it should be and let it cure for 48 hours. Then build up the coming...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,479
Posted By Janekom
It seems like that new pump's diaphram, but I...

It seems like that new pump's diaphram, but I find it strange. What I do know is that it is a very common place to see oil drops hanging when they actually come from another source.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,252
Posted By Janekom
Well if you could manage to build an RV, why not...

Well if you could manage to build an RV, why not a step. I have built a simple folding step using a few pieces of Vans special crating ;) a piece of hinge, and a few other pieces of alu to make one....
Forum: Reviews 07-01-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,275
Posted By Janekom
Wonderful people to deal with. They will always...

Wonderful people to deal with. They will always go the extra mile :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-01-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,230
Posted By Janekom
Sounds like your fuel sender wire is chaved...

Sounds like your fuel sender wire is chaved through and connects to ground intermittantly.
Forum: RV-8/8A 06-28-2020, 03:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,338
Posted By Janekom
I have never built an 8 but did build seven other...

I have never built an 8 but did build seven other RVs. Right now I am busy replacing a 7A tip-up canopy damaged by a bird strike.

It is had to see in your photos, but would it be possible to move it...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,878
Posted By Janekom
Well done Bill and congratulations. MY your...

Well done Bill and congratulations. MY your beautiful RV take you place for many years to come.
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,066
Posted By Janekom
The one on the right is to make you think that...

The one on the right is to make you think that you have missed an important step during building :confused:
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