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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 08-09-2022, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By KRviator
10/8/22 Off Topic

Public service announcement:

For those who would consider using the below-mentioned porta-potty, add a HD plastic bin-liner to the inside of the bucket (bio-degradable, if you want to bury it later)...
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 08-08-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 223
Posted By KRviator
Must be something going around - I got a PM from...

Must be something going around - I got a PM from another Ellison owner the other day asking about my Rotec. :p

Bear in mind I have never owned an Ellison, but here's my reply to 'im:
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-04-2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,287
Posted By KRviator
Stein's doing it wrong. Should chuck in a free...

Stein's doing it wrong. Should chuck in a free engine when you buy a T-shirt. Afterall, I didn't pay a cent for my brand-new OX-340 when I brought it. Not a brass razoo. Mind you, I did shed a tear...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,418
Posted By KRviator
Same here. I changed my registration category a...

Same here. I changed my registration category a few years ago and went through the CASA List of Available Marks (https://services.casa.gov.au/CSV/availablemarks.pdf) to find one I'd like. Didn't see...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-16-2022, 05:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,562
Posted By KRviator
From a thread I stared in 2016: Carsons speed for...

From a thread I stared in 2016: Carsons speed for RV's (https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=134077), I came up with the following rough figures - though I guess with the -14 well out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2022, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,447
Posted By KRviator
Same for the Dynon, but that requires you to be...

Same for the Dynon, but that requires you to be airborne to see the altitude intercept arc, it's not available in the planning stage, unless I've misread your post (always possible!)

Probably the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-09-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,268
Posted By KRviator
If I were building a -9 now, I would install a...

If I were building a -9 now, I would install a 915 without hesitation. Slightly less HP down low, significantly more HP up high - and that's where the -9 shines in comparison to her short-winged...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2022, 02:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,648
Posted By KRviator
The Old Station Fly-In...

The Old Station Fly-In (https://oldstationflyin.com/) is rapidly apporaching and as I'll be interstate for a couple weeks prior to it, need to get packing now, so it was time to work out just what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2022, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,287
Posted By KRviator
I removed the Coey's seat to load a generator and...

I removed the Coey's seat to load a generator and jerry can in a few months ago. The baggage compartment was full of portable table, chairs, tools and overnight gear when I flew down to look at a...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-06-2022, 08:17 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 79,349
Posted By KRviator
They seem fairly active on their FB page...

They seem fairly active on their FB page (https://www.facebook.com/TurbAero), with the last update being 45m ago with their SnF booth details (NE 7+8 for anyone going). The latest update from their...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-12-2021, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,076
Posted By KRviator
Another option - though not necessary in the OP's...

Another option - though not necessary in the OP's case now - is to use automotive seats.

I use a pair from a Suzuki Swift Sport. They were cheap ($300AUD for the pair), lightweight when you remove...
Forum: Safety 11-27-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 21,807
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, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,099
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, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
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, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,093
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, 08:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,640
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, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
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, 12:18 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,663
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, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,581
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, 02:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,968
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, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,099
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, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,039
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, 05:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
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, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,092
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, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,475
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, 01:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,410
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, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,044
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, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,629
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, 05:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,044
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, 07:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,484
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, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,184
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, 03:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,834
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 05-25-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,754
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, 09:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,754
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, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,321
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, 01:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,974
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, 10:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,978
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, 02:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,857
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, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,769
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, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,769
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, 03:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,879
Posted By KRviator
I'll just leave this...

I'll just leave this...
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-07-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,521
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, 05:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 20,529
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, 09:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 20,529
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, 07:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 20,529
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, 07:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 20,529
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, 01:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,293
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, 08:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,428
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, 05:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,476
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, 05:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,504
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, 12:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,466
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, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,071
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, 07:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,135
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, 02:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,287
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, 01:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,061
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, 02:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,273
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, 04:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,938
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, 04:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,415
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, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,316
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, 02:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,282
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, 05:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,467
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, 10:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,891
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, 03:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,306
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, 03:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,781
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...


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