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Forum: COMM 05-14-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,116
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Noted difference

Hi, From looking at this photo, against my installation per the original installation details, I noticed that this is also attached to a Aluminium strip along the bottom of the Wing Tip.

Now I am...
Forum: COMM 05-11-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,116
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Just checking the facts...

Not really sure that this comment is correct. I have a Bob Archer and from my experience it is very good. I do know that users who have made their own antenna from plans and have had issues. I do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,219
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Alternators

Hi,

My suggestion is that you have Primary and Secondary alternators running separately and that you can switch off/on either separately.

The reason for this is if you have a regulator failure it...
Forum: RV-10 11-03-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,232
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
RPM = $'s

Also, just for weighing on on the discussion, remember that RPM = $'s.

For every hour of engine, this goes to TBO of the engine. 300 RPM adds to the cost of the engine as it reduces it's life.

Just...
Forum: RV-10 10-03-2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,157
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
RV-10

I put the lights in via the Wingtip removal method and I personally do not think that you need the RV-14 openings. They are bright enough and the angle of the lighting I believe is focused forwards...
Forum: RV-4 09-14-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,434
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Talk to Paul @ FlyLeds..

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Chat to Paul at FlyLeds, he might be able to offer something up for you.

Great customer service.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Slightly different....bt same

I have a two AFS5500, GTN650 and AF-ARINC and in this setup yes it does plot the paths. I am pre-SV network content and it works fine. :-)

Don't know if that will help, but works for me.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,052
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Australia :-(

As someone else said, try being in Australia.

Govt slogs us 10% on any parts then for my RV-10, I spent approx $25,000 in shipping for the project. Even with bulk shipping options...

And that was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,357
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
FlyLeds flexibility

Have a chat to Paul at FlyLEDS. He is always trying to sort out solutions for customers in the RV community. He may already have a solution.

Regards,
Andrew
Forum: RV-14 01-03-2019, 02:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,822
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Hi Nate, Just for interest, if this was...

Hi Nate,

Just for interest, if this was installed on the typical Duckworks style lead edge mounting plates inside the wing of say an RV-10, where there is no airflow, what would its operating...
Forum: RV-14 12-31-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,822
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Talk to the horses mouth

I would drop an email and have a chat before you make your call. He is very easy to deal with and will let you know your options.

In addition, no need to spend more than necessary and I am sure you...
Forum: Reviews 12-16-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,020
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
FlyLeds flexibility

It is also worth noting that the FlyLeds can be set up to either send ALL the light downrange OR angle one down, and/or defuse if required.

So basically, you get the BD downrange lighting output and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,768
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
FlyLEDS are excellent choice. And exceptional value for money...

I have a set of FlyLEDS on my RV-10. And I replaced the leading edge PAR36 in the Duckworks kit with the 4 spot set from FlyLEDS.

I fly IFR/Night and they are a good replacement. They use a special...
Forum: RV-10 08-10-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,285
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
O2 location

I loated mine in the baggage area behind the passenger rear occupant.

I agree that it makes it very easy to access also.

Does not compromise the area that much and brings CG weight closer to centre...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,756
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Australian Customer

So do these prices including shipping cover Australia?

I am looking at getting 2 x 900EX or ETX900-VNT* for dual battery setup for RV-10 in Australia in standard battery position. :-)
Forum: RV-6/6A 07-08-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,816
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
FlyLeds: a good option.

If going to Oshkosh, have a look into the Landing Lights from FlyLeds....

4 spot, very bright and drop in replacement for HIDs in the Duckworks leading edge light kit. Fully Wigwagable..... (is that...
Forum: Reviews 06-09-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,307
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Landing Lights

Wait until you see the Landing Lights...... Wow!!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,197
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Quotes

Hi,

If the Aussie car importers are correct, get them to sign a document that states that any additional charges levied against you for this shipment are to be paid by them and are covered $775 and...
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,484
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
My latest add to my RV-10

I have printed the below for covering two wires on the panel from the top to the bottom.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/un93csyl9s0l4ol/20180429_142842.jpg?dl=0

Needed to design and print it it two...
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2018, 05:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,484
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Printer Type

I got a Prusa i3 Mk3, and basically, it is brilliant.

Well sorted, and good community of users.... bit like Vans.

Support is good and it is kit or factory built and continuous improvement program...
Forum: RV-10 04-24-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,484
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
STL files for RV-10

I was wondering if anyone in the community had an STL or 3d file for the RV-10, or the series for that matter?

I have a new 3d printer :-) and want to do something "important"
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,657
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Archer NAV vs clones

I installed an Archer NAV for IFR and have been very satisfied. Not used it a lot, mainly GPS approaches, however, never failed with good distances.

The one thing I know from my research in NAV...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,286
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Great Product

You won't be disappointed...

:-)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-08-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,977
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Talking Fantastic.

Have fun....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 170,997
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
:-0 240kts

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bkf97owxouplh2y/240.jpg?dl=0

Big tailwind :-)

Melbourne to Sydney - Australia...
Forum: RV-10 10-11-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 641
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Need a K&N Custom Air Filter E-3450

Hi,

I am in Australia and hoping that the following post will find someone who is in Oz that can get me a filter in the next few days.

I am after a K&N Custom Air Filter E-3450, and have two on...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,105
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Just a follow up.

In addition, the EAP9 only needs to be mist coated to work well. No need to wipe off any runs.

I used the 3M PPS system also. Very nice.

The coating is as hard as an epoxy should be.

I generally...
Forum: RV-14 09-20-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,105
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
@andrew - what is the difference between the...

@andrew - what is the difference between the EAP-9/12 and the alumiprep? Does the EAP-9/12 not etch the surface to paint? I watched their video and it seems a very long winded process (induction...
Forum: RV-14 09-09-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,105
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
My approach in Oz

Hi,

My approach in Oz inner suburbia was as follows:

http://www.mykitlog.com/users/display_log.php?user=aiki_aviator&project=1932&category=6516&log=124835&row=31

Basically, the primer is tough....
Forum: RV-10 09-01-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,373
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Well Ddone.

Congrats. And hobbs meter....... genius...
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,854
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Tools and costs

Hi,

Firstly, welcome. And you can do it no probs. It is just consistency... Van's plans are top notch. Take your time, ask questions if uncertain and before long, you will have a plane.

OZFOREX is...
Forum: RV-14 08-10-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,854
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Tools and costs

Hi,

Firstly, welcome. And you can do it no probs. It is just consistency... Van's plans are top notch. Take your time, ask questions if uncertain and before long, you will have a plane.

OZFOREX is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2017, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,689
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Question on Approval?

I understand that the FAA has approved...

"Approved, unless used with reference to another person, means approved by the FAA or any person to whom the FAA has delegated its authority in the matter...
Forum: RV-10 07-04-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,402
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
FLYLEDS

Yep another A++ for FLYLEDS.

I have had them for near on 3 years and brilliant.

And support.......second to none. Any issues, Paul is always there to give a hand.
Forum: RV-10 06-22-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,761
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Put me down for 3

Hi,

We will be driving up from Chicago and will arrive probably a little later. Maybe 6:30pm.

Peter, Paul and Andrew....

Regards,
Andrew.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2017, 03:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,173
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Resolution??

Does anyone have a solution as yet?
Forum: ADS-B 04-09-2017, 05:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 38,585
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
ADS-B Testing Australia

Hi Shane,

I have emailed in direct to your company, however, no reply, so thought I would drop a line here.

I am happy to test ADS-B in in Australia as we only have 1090 down here and no UAT.

I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,733
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Hi Steve, I have not as yet upgraded to the 6.21...

Hi Steve,

I have not as yet upgraded to the 6.21 as states that if you upgrade to 6.21 you MUST use the new "synchronize" process software. Is that correct?

If Not can you upgrade to 6.21, then...
Forum: ADS-B 03-30-2017, 04:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,559
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
AFS5600

I worked on this feverishly last year and got caught at the final hurdle with AFS. The inbound transfer protocol wasn't available on the AFS. Good to hear it is now available. What version of the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,657
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
That is absolutely fantastic Rob. Well done to...

That is absolutely fantastic Rob. Well done to you and the crew. :-)

BTW, will it do AvPlan also?

Regards,
Andrew.
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,274
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Crow

Have a look at Crow harnesses also.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,806
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Not quite correct, see the Powerflarm. This...

Not quite correct, see the Powerflarm. This captures all matter of transponder information and proceeds to forward it to the AFS units. That being said, look at the pricing????

Big difference in...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-19-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,142
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Secret technique

I am definitely interested in the secret technique. If you don't want to post, maybe send me a personal message ;-)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-19-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,142
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Basically the EGT got over 1550 I believe where...

Basically the EGT got over 1550 I believe where others were sitting at about 1430. On the CHT rise, answer was No. I got to it pretty quickly. I saw the rise and dropped power back fairly quickly so...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-19-2017, 02:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,142
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Valve seat feedback required

I completed a flight yesterday and noted that I had what appeared to be a partially blocked injector on my #2 due to a significant increase in EGT to all other cylinders on approach back into my...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-16-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,903
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Understand what you are saying here Mel. It does...

Understand what you are saying here Mel. It does make sense.

However, does it not also make sense that given it is experimental category, that if you demonstrate compliance with the FAR's (which is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-14-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,903
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Can you please explain this as that is a little...

Can you please explain this as that is a little ambiguous. Experimental is, but your not?

So Does that mean my logic regarding signed off and approved for NVFR by the Administrator, means that the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-14-2017, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,903
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Good discussion :-)

Ok, Got me there :-) I did say "approved" not necessary. And it does say "approved"...

However, Approved means under the definitions as approved by the Administrator. Given that the flight type...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-13-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,903
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Requirements

FWIW, I believe that there is no requirement for "approved" lighting. The only requirement is that you have them.

My understanding is that FLYLEDS satisfies all of the technical requirements for...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,710
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Curious

Just curious, why would you not what this mag?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-04-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 5,655
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Aussies coming to Oshkosh

Hi,

Myself and two friends (Paul and Peter) are coming across to Oshkosh this year, 2 of us for the first time.

We are arriving 17 July 2017 into Los Angeles and will be flying up to Oregon to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-29-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,761
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Fuel pressure decrease in climb

I recently have become aware of a need to watch my fuel pressure on climb. I have had some interesting readings of late and wanted to get some feedback/thoughts etc...

Engine: Thunderbolt YIO-540,...
Forum: Flight Testing 12-16-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,825
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Lighting?

From the mountains, looks like it could be shadow.... maybe it is effectively, a little moisture followed by shadow.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2016, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,276
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
FlyLeds

Have a look into FlyLeds.

Paul does a great service and provides top quality product. Have a search and you will find excellent reviews.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,326
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Shipping is a killer

Yep. I just tried.....

$340 odd for the tires and tubes PLUS $700 shipping to Australia.....

What the.....

Ridiculous...

Regards,
Andrew
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-20-2016, 04:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,173
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Dimmer weird

I have the same issue and I recycle in flight to get appropriate response also.

Regards,
Andrew.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 348
Views: 170,997
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
I have now joined...... :-)

On the way to Lakes Entrance with my father..

35Kt tailwind saw us at 210 kts....

Only able to capture 209kts...

Although it shows 100ft decent rate it was straight and level. The second shot...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2016, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,947
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Glazing

Curious on what the glazed cylinders look like with a borescope.

I have not actually seen what people are describing and would be interested.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2016, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,092
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
LEDS

I have a set of FLYLEDS from Paul (www.flyleds.com)and I know a couple of others who have some of his product. A lot cheaper and excellent quality.

Have a search in the forum and you will see what I...
Forum: GPS 06-16-2016, 10:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,622
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Default settings

That is great to hear that the defaults work, Could someone take a few shots and post them or document them for me. That would be a big help solving this issue.

Thanks in advance.
Andrew.
Forum: GPS 06-16-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,622
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
GTN650 Dimmer Settings

Hi All,

I am in the same boat. Since a recent upgrade of the system, my Dimmer setting have gone haywire. Staying dark when transitioning to light, staying bright when transitioning to Night.

Could...
Forum: RV-10 06-11-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 20,879
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
always worth a review

Please send me one also

along @ aanet dot com dot au

Thanks in advance
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,341
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Documents verifying this number

So looks like consensus is 25.5. Can anyone point to the documentation having this as the Fuel flow for this engine?

All I can validate is the Lycoming Operations Manual setting 21.5 for the D...
Forum: RV-10 05-28-2016, 02:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,341
Posted By Aiki_Aviator
Max Fuel Flow on Takoff/Climb

Hi All,

I was wondering what people are getting out of their IO-540 D series engines for Max Fuel Flow on take-off.

I just want to confirm that mine is running in line with others on the...
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