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Forum: Safety 11-27-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,597
Posted By KRviator
Here's one...

Here's one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FdRQiHyWQs) that popped up in my FB feed from only a few days ago.

What looks to be a -210 on a post-overhaul break in flight certainly broke something,...
Forum: Safety 11-23-2021, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By KRviator
I had seen one - and now cannot find the link but...

I had seen one - and now cannot find the link but I think it was here on VAF - that used a set of LED Traffic lights shining through two C Purlins each colour. The red aimed at 2*& below, the green...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By KRviator
There's nothing in your [original] post above to...

There's nothing in your [original] post above to suggest any response from Dynon along those lines...

That being said, I - and a great many others on VAF - have had great service from the folks at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,296
Posted By KRviator
I brought some ready-made brush strips from the...

I brought some ready-made brush strips from the local Bunnings. $52 AUD in various depths (https://www.bunnings.com.au/moroday-70mm-x-2-55m-garage-brush-door-seal_p4062459). Not as cheap as some of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,321
Posted By KRviator
RV-9A, OX-340S, Sensenich GA prop, twin P-Mags,...

RV-9A, OX-340S, Sensenich GA prop, twin P-Mags, twin SkyView, polished with vinyl stripes - 1,042Lbs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By KRviator
I did very similar to what (I think) you're...

I did very similar to what (I think) you're describing - but without the steel track.

I bolted the doors to the steel RSJ's but had a fixed HD poly wheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2021, 01:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,774
Posted By KRviator
Don't feel bad. I've taken off with the pitot...

Don't feel bad.

I've taken off with the pitot cover firmly in place before. Recognised it too late in an very-performance-limiting runway and decided to take it airborne and sort it out at the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-02-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By KRviator
I might have to stop blaming my rugrat for...

I might have to stop blaming my rugrat for dropping the canopy now.

My -9A has an identical crack too. I thought it was operator-induced, but never did find the missing piece, I now suspect it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-25-2021, 03:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,035
Posted By KRviator
I'm with you, Paul. I have dual 10" Dynons, but...

I'm with you, Paul.

I have dual 10" Dynons, but a single ADAHRS so if that rolls over, I've lost the PFD. But for Day VFR, that's perfectly acceptable. There's a surprisingly small list of required...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,387
Posted By KRviator
These kinds of flights can put things into...

These kinds of flights can put things into perspective...600km as the crow flies, and you've crossed 4 countries.

In Oz, we can fly 600km and not even leave the state!:p

And now, for my...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-16-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,667
Posted By KRviator
SkyView reaads two independent RPM signals, but...

SkyView reaads two independent RPM signals, but only shows the maximum RPM recieved. There is a piece of software code you can upload to your SkyView to see two independent RPM inputs, instead of the...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 09-14-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By KRviator
I use 4 switches for my VP-X/SkyView/Dual PMag...

I use 4 switches for my VP-X/SkyView/Dual PMag setup. One individual switch for each power & Ignition, in L IGN - L PWR - R PWR - R IGN sequence. That way, I can turn off PMag power together, but the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-09-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,719
Posted By KRviator
I had exactly this two days ago, coincidentally...

I had exactly this two days ago, coincidentally with an ECI OX-340S.

I recalibrated my AoA sensor and shortly after the stall sequence, the engine went through several momentary power...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-08-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By KRviator
My RV-9A was originally registered as an...

My RV-9A was originally registered as an "Ultralight" in Australia, with a 600Kg (1320Lb) regulatory MTOW, and I was religious about sticking to it until I re-registered it VH- to get the higher MTOW...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-26-2021, 02:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,122
Posted By KRviator
Juliano, do you have an ARINC module or are you...

Juliano, do you have an ARINC module or are you simply using an RS232 serial connection? IIRC, the graphical waypoints to show on the Dynon map require (are sourced from) ARINC-429 data. I have an...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-13-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By KRviator
Now I've gotta ask the question, what would this...

Now I've gotta ask the question, what would this have "cost" Dynon? Couple hundred bucks in the employees time? Maybe a grand to fix whatever was wrong with F C's screen? They could've just sent it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-10-2021, 08:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,076
Posted By KRviator
Replaced the left fuel drain with a new one. It...

Replaced the left fuel drain with a new one. It wouldn't always seal after draining fuel. Then replaced the O-Ring in the offending item and tucked it away in the fly-away kit as a spare.

I also...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-03-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,419
Posted By KRviator
That's something a lot of people don't realize...

That's something a lot of people don't realize about the VP-X...If that particular circuit is commanded OFF, either through an overcurrent condition or manually, it can still show bus voltage on the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-29-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,273
Posted By KRviator
Sounds like it. You might consider something like...

Sounds like it. You might consider something like This one (https://www.ebay.ie/itm/174371089561)
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/BioAAOSwyzNZ5OoL/s-l1600.jpg
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-19-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,422
Posted By KRviator
My invoice was, IIRC, $25,504USD back in 2014 or...

My invoice was, IIRC, $25,504USD back in 2014 or so, for an OX-340S-B4J4N4, the suffixes denoting EI, low compression pistons (still get 165HP) and 14mm plug bosses.

I've had exactly 2 issues with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-15-2021, 04:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,897
Posted By KRviator
Yes I did, to scatter the ashes of a good friend,...

Yes I did, to scatter the ashes of a good friend, even if he was (unfortunately) a spam-can pilot.

It resembled a torpedo using the left wing tie down, some PVC tubing, a pair of linear actuators...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2021, 12:11 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,181
Posted By KRviator
He has a point though. I did my last BFR in a...

He has a point though. I did my last BFR in a C152 simply because my RV wasn't available. I'd never flown such an underpowered slug before and had the CFI take over and apply no less than full power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,181
Posted By KRviator
Having built a -9A and now needing 4 seats,...

Having built a -9A and now needing 4 seats, there's no way I'd go for anything as slow as a 172!

I'm actually considering either a Comanche 260B/C - if I can find one - or a Twin Comanche. I refuse...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-07-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,996
Posted By KRviator
In Oz, I use OzRunways visual charts and that...

In Oz, I use OzRunways visual charts and that sets me back around $60 a year. For Dynon flight planning, I use a combination of Wifi from the Ipad & a database of airports I developed myself from AIP...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-13-2020, 02:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,992
Posted By KRviator
That looks quite good! They should sell the EFIS...

That looks quite good! They should sell the EFIS add-on separately!
https://aerobask.com/images/eclipse/screen/12.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,794
Posted By KRviator
G3X Updated

'Evening all.

After reports a local G3X owner was struggling to install the files and learning they now need to be in *.GPX format, I've updated the G3X version to include said GPX version for the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-13-2020, 03:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,329
Posted By KRviator
Swap to a Lithium battery and save at least 10...

Swap to a Lithium battery and save at least 10 lbs straight up.

I went from a lithium to a SLA (because I couldn't get a quick replacement for my lithium) and there was a noticeable difference in...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-28-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,955
Posted By KRviator
26th March 2016 for my first flight, so if I were...

26th March 2016 for my first flight, so if I were to guess, you'd be around the 980-1000 mark.
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-28-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,955
Posted By KRviator
Well, mine was the 1020th RV-9A flying, compared...

Well, mine was the 1020th RV-9A flying, compared to an awful lot of other experimental's that's a pretty good record. It might not be the most popular choice in the RV lineup, but that's because Van...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,196
Posted By KRviator
I'll just leave this...

I'll just leave this...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-07-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,032
Posted By KRviator
Halfway along the turtledeck on the centerline. I...

Halfway along the turtledeck on the centerline. I installed a doubler under the skin to spread the load of the mounting screws. I only have 1 VHF and didn't want to risk poor transmission or...
Forum: RV-4 09-29-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,652
Posted By KRviator
Holy snappin' duckpoo, you mean my RV-9 IS NOT...

Holy snappin' duckpoo, you mean my RV-9 IS NOT AIRWORTHY?!? Guess I better stop flying it then.

Never mind the fact that the research I did, and the data I hold demonstrates that the materials I...
Forum: RV-4 09-28-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,652
Posted By KRviator
So it's your shout then? :p :D IF they are the...

So it's your shout then? :p :D

IF they are the -319-BS and they're used anywhere an AN426AD3-3 or 3.5 (maybe even -4 depending on grip length) is called out, you could be reasonably comfortable with...
Forum: RV-4 09-28-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,652
Posted By KRviator
Yep. MK-319-BS (Source...

Yep.

MK-319-BS (Source (https://www.baysupply.com/2485468/Product/Pop-Open-End-Rivets-MK319BS))
Tensile Strength: 292Lbs
Shear Strength: 258Lbs


AN426AD3-3.5 (Source...
Forum: RV-4 09-28-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 17,652
Posted By KRviator
That's exactly what I did on the bottom skins of...

That's exactly what I did on the bottom skins of my -9's QB wings with several hundred MK-319-BS rivets. IT was a lot more expensive than solid rivets, but from what I could find, structurally...
Forum: RV-3 09-25-2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,740
Posted By KRviator
Mark, there's an RV-3 for sale on....another site...

Mark, there's an RV-3 for sale on....another site who I can't link to soasto keep DR on-side. It is in Qld if you're wanting one to fly without the pain of shipping & GST costs. Listed at...
Forum: Safety 09-02-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,939
Posted By KRviator
RV-7A down in NZ 01/01/18 - Accident report released

ZK-DVS, an RV-7 was involved in a fatal accident 2 years ago. The report has just been published by the NZ CAA, available in PDF format HERE...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,802
Posted By KRviator
Wait wait - grab a Van's Aircraft T shirt and...

Wait wait - grab a Van's Aircraft T shirt and chuck it in too! She can have the matching set!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,022
Posted By KRviator
Maybe he was sick and tired of inconsiderate...

Maybe he was sick and tired of inconsiderate pilots blowing dust and dead grass into his yard? Maybe he wanted to stop the prevailing westerly winds you mentioned. Or maybe he doesn't like planes....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-05-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,512
Posted By KRviator
I had to store my -9 outside for 3 months while...

I had to store my -9 outside for 3 months while waiting on a hangar. I invested in a full set of hail-resistant Bruces' covers, including the prop cover. Exxy, but I slept a lot better until I got a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-02-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,030
Posted By KRviator
While I would normally agree on it being a sensor...

While I would normally agree on it being a sensor issue, I had an identical problem with my PP FS-14B alternator, amps and volts 'hunting' under a light electrical load on an identical system,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,788
Posted By KRviator
I use flaps every takeoff, no exceptions and peg...

I use flaps every takeoff, no exceptions and peg the speed at Vy for the first 30 seconds no matter where I am. That, typically, gets me high enough I can return to the runway.

My home strip...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-11-2020, 03:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,734
Posted By KRviator
While we're discussing the GPS20A - now our NAA...

While we're discussing the GPS20A - now our NAA has come out and said we can use low-cost avionics for ADS-B, with uAvionix getting approval off the bat, it's got me wondering about Garmin and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,330
Posted By KRviator
This is exactly what I did. Tilt-tray tow truck,...

This is exactly what I did. Tilt-tray tow truck, with the wings on mattress-like foam padding underneath it. An 80-odd mile journey and nothing moved an inch. Following along in my car I got to see...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2020, 03:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,988
Posted By KRviator
You yanks don't have Gable Markers? What defines...

You yanks don't have Gable Markers? What defines the RWS over there then? Typically, the edge gables are aligned with any hold-short lines, but not always....

As for how they're placed, you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,636
Posted By KRviator
I have a similar setup. I connected the Dynon...

I have a similar setup. I connected the Dynon Audio Output to the Aux Input on the Xcom radio, so I get the audible warnings from the EFIS. For music, I have an AKG AV-100 headset for me and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,470
Posted By KRviator
I've had a constant weep from my oil pressure...

I've had a constant weep from my oil pressure sender since day 1. I've never considered it dangerous, just an annoyance, but after reading the SB, I'll be pulling it soon as new sensors are available.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-30-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,182
Posted By KRviator
There is no issue going over 14 volts. The...

There is no issue going over 14 volts. The Skyview system is rated for use on 24V systems, and IIRC a post from the Dynon folk, said it 'could' tolerate upto 32 volts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2020, 03:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,585
Posted By KRviator
You won't go wrong with the -9. I love mine,...

You won't go wrong with the -9. I love mine, apart from it only having 2 seats, it is perfect. Better to buy than build if you want to fly & enjoy it now!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,343
Posted By KRviator
That's pretty cool, but it looks to be completely...

That's pretty cool, but it looks to be completely reliant on the bluetooth connection? IF that's the case and your audio panel goes TU, it will send the message even though you are airborne with comm...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-12-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,245
Posted By KRviator
Put a pair of Rotax 914's in it. 200HP available...

Put a pair of Rotax 914's in it. 200HP available to FL160! And you can run Mogas... Two of those together probably aren't far off a new IO-540 with prop and accessories, and I'd guess 100lbs...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-05-2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 11,699
Posted By KRviator
The Dynon serial output stream can be found in...

The Dynon serial output stream can be found in Appendix 25 of the SKyView installation manual (https://www.dynonavionics.com/includes/guides/SkyView_System_Installation_Guide-Rev_AF-v15_4.pdf),...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,895
Posted By KRviator
I didn't do too much. I simply swapped rego...

I didn't do too much. I simply swapped rego numbers and replaced the PlanePower FS-14 alternator with a B&C unit. But to do that, I had to...


Drive to the airport
Setup generator to keep 4WD...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-29-2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,929
Posted By KRviator
I have that on my derated O-340 and started on...

I have that on my derated O-340 and started on Pin 4. That's been fine and I haven't experimented with anything else. Great climb rate and 145KTAS cruise at 2400RPM @ 8500'.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,378
Posted By KRviator
Well done! :eek: Though you'd want to patent that...

Well done! :eek: Though you'd want to patent that before The Mothership guys see it and get an idea! :D

Either that, or start making them and get them to market them for you!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2020, 01:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,427
Posted By KRviator
FS98? I kicked off with MSFS 4.0, then upgraded...

FS98? I kicked off with MSFS 4.0, then upgraded to 5.0 and 5.1. :D

Those were the days, when you could set the headwind to 60 knots and hover, but the instant your mainwheels touched down, your...
Forum: Safety 01-17-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,439
Posted By KRviator
From an Australian point of view, a PLB is...

From an Australian point of view, a PLB is acceptable, if

It is portable (funny that) and
It is an EPIRB that meets AS/NZS 4280.1:2003, or:
It is a PLB that meets AS/NZS 4280.2:2003, or:
It is...
Forum: Safety 01-13-2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,223
Posted By KRviator
Been there - done that before the first flight...

Been there - done that before the first flight too. :D

The first time I was doing a fuel cal. I forgot to turn the alternator on during the taxi to the bowser, coupled with a vac-pad alternator that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,959
Posted By KRviator
To make you guys feel better, Australia charges...

To make you guys feel better, Australia charges 10% Goods & Services Tax on pretty much everything.

Worse - they charge it not just on the price of the kit/part, but on the freight cost as well. So...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-09-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,258
Posted By KRviator
Yep, I can get in 3 touch and go's before the...

Yep, I can get in 3 touch and go's before the Chinese trainers do 1....LOL[/QUOTE]Same here, it's a great tool to get a lot of practice in a very short time.

Here's some circuits out Mudgee way. 11...
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-02-2020, 12:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,258
Posted By KRviator
I got told off by the Cessnock ARO for doing just...

I got told off by the Cessnock ARO for doing just that. Apparently turning crosswind (at 500AGL) inside the aerodrome boundary is frowned upon...:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,915
Posted By KRviator
I haven't got mine yet, but can't imagine it's...

I haven't got mine yet, but can't imagine it's difficult to replace the OEM strip with an RGB strip from eBay or wherever...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 11-24-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,572
Posted By KRviator
That sure ain't gonna buff out... :eek: What was...

That sure ain't gonna buff out... :eek:

What was the vibration like when the prop blade went?

And more to the point, what happened to the buck? Taste alright?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,076
Posted By KRviator
Family first, Tom - always! Doubt you'll find any...

Family first, Tom - always! Doubt you'll find any VAF'ers complaining about order delays or issues if they know the full story. Enjoy your time away.
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