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Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2014, 02:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,093
Posted By Jon Clements
Should have jumped back on the forums a bit...

Should have jumped back on the forums a bit earlier and updated you all.....Anyway I removed the Alternator and it was another internal Voltage regulator Failure. I had a previous failure of the same...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-24-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,093
Posted By Jon Clements
Hi Dave Not a Plane Power Alternator. It is the...

Hi Dave

Not a Plane Power Alternator. It is the stock Vans 60amp Alternator that they supplied with the FF kit back in 2006 - Nippondenso from memory. Vans no longer supply these (I suspect due to...
Forum: Electrical Systems 03-23-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,093
Posted By Jon Clements
Vans 60amp Alternator Failure with EXP2 DC Load Center (over water)

Last Wednesday I flew from Melbourne to Hobart in my RV-7 (about an hour of the 2.5hr flight is over water - Bass Strait). Faultless day, faultless flight. Yesterday I jumped in my RV and flew from...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-18-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,829
Posted By Jon Clements
Nice work Mark. Looks like a great turnout and...

Nice work Mark. Looks like a great turnout and cracking WX. Will try to get there next year......

Chz
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,982
Posted By Jon Clements
Hi Bob As you are probably aware I confessed my...

Hi Bob

As you are probably aware I confessed my mistake on the RVs in Aus forum as well....it's a mistake but I certainly didn't hesitate to admit it. The crux of this mistake and the circumstances...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,982
Posted By Jon Clements
That's the relevant point Bob - I am certainly...

That's the relevant point Bob - I am certainly guilty of failing to double/triple check my drawings post final wing attachment.......as you know I am an architect and that probably had something to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,982
Posted By Jon Clements
If you were Bob, Bob would have a valid point....

If you were Bob, Bob would have a valid point. Bob is less like most of us and an absolute perfectionist. Bob has been building his RV project for many more years than most of us because his...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2012, 04:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,837
Posted By Jon Clements
Hi Jamie / RC Yep - Temora is well worth a...

Hi Jamie / RC

Yep - Temora is well worth a visit!

Good place for us all to meet for a Friday night beer and Saturday return post display...

I'll be going back.

RC - are you coming to Melbourne in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2012, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,837
Posted By Jon Clements
Smokey That's a sweet P-40 and I am sure you...

Smokey

That's a sweet P-40 and I am sure you were mighty proud to have it on your wing!

Edson

I'm not taking your comment too seriously but will declare that I took the shot from the RH seat (I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,837
Posted By Jon Clements
RV-7 VH-JWC riding sidesaddle with P-40 Kittyhawk

Last Saturday I jumped in my trusty RV-7 with a pilot mate (Guy Bourke) and we shot up north to Temora Aviation Museum for one of their regular flying displays. Guy Bourke's day job is a 767 Captain...
Forum: International 03-17-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,670
Posted By Jon Clements
Congrats Jamie - sounds like you had a great...

Congrats Jamie - sounds like you had a great trip.

I got a good dose of deja vu from your photos - my trip across OZ for the Langley Park fly-in now seems like a distant memory. Perhaps a sign that...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-21-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,228
Posted By Jon Clements
Congrats

So SWEET Chris - congratulations.

And again.....more on those wingtips....?!

Cheers/enjoy

Jon
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-11-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,655
Posted By Jon Clements
Hi Pierre Its not often that you get the chance...

Hi Pierre

Its not often that you get the chance to fly into a public park in front of a central business district. Crossing Australia was worth it, not least because the scenery on the way over is...
Forum: Formation Flying 11-11-2011, 06:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,982
Posted By Jon Clements
Dont know if anyone noticed but I reckon thats...

Dont know if anyone noticed but I reckon thats the first time i have ever seen a shot of four aircraft with all four propellors in formation!

Sweet.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 11-11-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 17,655
Posted By Jon Clements
Hi Gus On the way over I put 40L of fuel in the...

Hi Gus

On the way over I put 40L of fuel in the outboard tanks at Nullabor which allowed us to fly direct to Esperance but we had a tail wind so made it easily anyway. We left Ceduna with three...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 29,808
Posted By Jon Clements
Cheapest...?

Hi Bob

You forgot point 10: There can never be a "cheapest" RV.....only the "least expensive" RV.....?

;)

Cheers,

Jon.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-21-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,351
Posted By Jon Clements
Definitely a possibility - we havent locked down...

Definitely a possibility - we havent locked down a plan as yet. I'll be travelling in company with Ken Brown in his RV-8 (VH-NEK) and heading over to Perth for the Langley Park Fly-in. Probably...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-21-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,351
Posted By Jon Clements
George/Dave Camera is a GoProHD. I use the...

George/Dave

Camera is a GoProHD. I use the standard mount and have drilled it out to recieve one of the wingtip screws. Simple and effective.

There is another video on YouTube (search VH-JWC) which...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-21-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,351
Posted By Jon Clements
Jamie Take a video along so i can get an isight...

Jamie

Take a video along so i can get an isight into your product?! Looking forward to seeing the results of all your hard work - hope Phase 1 is going OK?


Gus

Careful - someone might actually...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-19-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,351
Posted By Jon Clements
Thanks gents...

Thanks gents...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-19-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,351
Posted By Jon Clements
Wish I had time to do this every Friday arvo....

Knocked off work early last Friday......had to get my fix.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxWYAnwANMI
Forum: Rocket 09-05-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 244,020
Posted By Jon Clements
Hi Lee Your ship is absolutely beautiful but I...

Hi Lee

Your ship is absolutely beautiful but I cant help but ask one question:

Your wheel spats look like they are set up parallel to the ground rather than the line of the airflow? If this is the...
Forum: RV-3 09-05-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,408
Posted By Jon Clements
Congrats Alexis. She looks like a rippa! Will...

Congrats Alexis.

She looks like a rippa!

Will we see you at Serpentine or Langley Park in October?

Cheers

Jon
Forum: COMM 08-25-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,686
Posted By Jon Clements
Thanks Don Everything you say makes sense and to...

Thanks Don

Everything you say makes sense and to be honest the thoughts and theories bouncing around in my head are somewhat aligned with your comments.

One thing I have noticed is that i get...
Forum: COMM 08-24-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,686
Posted By Jon Clements
Thanks for your responses. Not sure if I have...

Thanks for your responses.

Not sure if I have been clear but my issue relates to receiving rather than transmitting.

When I have both the 430W and the SL40 receinvon the same frequency or a close...
Forum: COMM 08-23-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,686
Posted By Jon Clements
GNS430W and SL40 echo / reverberation

I have a GNS430W and an SL40 installed in my aircraft. Each com has a separate bellly mounted whip antenna (comant). The antennas are side by side about 20 inches apart. Both Coms managed through a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-23-2011, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,071
Posted By Jon Clements
G'day Dave - I take it you got the priviledge of...

G'day Dave - I take it you got the priviledge of her first flight? Borrow but don't steal :)

Cheers (and congrats) JC.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-22-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,071
Posted By Jon Clements
Congrats

Great form Jamie.....enjoy......she looks great.

Look forwad to crossing paths in the near future.

Best regards

Jon
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-17-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,256
Posted By Jon Clements
Congrats

Well done Bob - due reward.

Look forward to meeting you some time down the track.....

Enjoy a safe Phase 1.

Cheers

Jon
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-02-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 746,174
Posted By Jon Clements
Congrats

[QUOTE=Paul Austin;555462]hi all
RV7a VH-PRA officially became an aeroplane last week. completing it first flight on wednesday at 915 with Jon johansen at the controls it flew straight and balanced...
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-20-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,097
Posted By Jon Clements
Congrats

Rumored to be one of the finest examples of the 7A down under...!!!

Congrats again GB!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-22-2011, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,831
Posted By Jon Clements
I hadn't come across OzRunways EFB...

I hadn't come across OzRunways EFB before........bloody brilliant.

All Ipad need to do now is release a sunlight readable screen and they'll start popping up panel mounted everywhere!!!

Thanks
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-11-2011, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,645
Posted By Jon Clements
In my humble opinion.... www.fairings-etc.com

In my humble opinion....

www.fairings-etc.com
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,588
Posted By Jon Clements
Great words...

Hi Ken

I haven't come across you on VAF before but your words certainly hit a soft spot for me. I guess more than anything you made me realise how lucky I was to have a supportive wife who allowed...
Forum: Autopilots 03-30-2011, 04:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,281
Posted By Jon Clements
Update

I put Altons numbers into my TT DII VSGV on the weekend and gave it another try (feeding from the 430W rather than the GRT HX units). A number of my settings were different and the vertical stability...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-29-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 1,194,110
Posted By Jon Clements
Looking great Paul - how far away from flying are...

Looking great Paul - how far away from flying are you?

Cheers

Jon
Forum: Autopilots 03-25-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,281
Posted By Jon Clements
Thanks all for the prompt feedback It hunts both...

Thanks all for the prompt feedback

It hunts both with and without the HX operating the autopilot - seems worse when the GRT is driving it though.

I'll upgrade to the latest HX and AHRS software and...
Forum: Autopilots 03-25-2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,281
Posted By Jon Clements
TT DII VSGV RV-7 settings?

I've got a TT DII VSGV linked to my Garmin 430W and GRT HX units in my RV-7 and I am having problems with stability in the cruise when on Autopilot....essentially relates to hunting up and down...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-15-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,371
Posted By Jon Clements
You'll spend a lot of time at VAF.....

Hi Gavin

Good choice. As per Mick's message above - you were probably looking at my RV-7 at Avalon (VH-JWC) because I believe it might have been the only one on display?!. Unfortunately I couldn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2011, 05:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,730
Posted By Jon Clements
Hi Bob I've just spent the last week fixing some...

Hi Bob

I've just spent the last week fixing some minor leaks in my tanks including weeping rivets on top of the tanks along the rear baffle line which caused significant paint blisters after I left...
Forum: Builder Website Links 01-18-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,340
Posted By Jon Clements
Hi Andrew Good to have you on board. There is a...

Hi Andrew

Good to have you on board. There is a 10 under construction in my hangar at Little River (near Avalon Airport). Contact me on mobile 0419 527 538 if you want to have a look or if you want...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-08-2010, 04:35 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 746,174
Posted By Jon Clements
Absolutely superb Brian and genuine congrats on...

Absolutely superb Brian and genuine congrats on the awards. Every bit of your 3300 hours in clearly evident....!!!

You have done the team down under proud. Look forward to meeting you some time...
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-04-2010, 06:34 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 746,174
Posted By Jon Clements
Congrats

Awesome Brian. Love the SJ Cowl.

Looking forward to hearing of your first flight.

Enjoy your Phase 1.

Regards,

Jon
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2010, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 1,194,110
Posted By Jon Clements
Maybe I better cross Bass Strait and fly chase...

Maybe I better cross Bass Strait and fly chase for your first flight......?
Keep me posted....chz Jon
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-29-2010, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 1,194,110
Posted By Jon Clements
Keep up the good work Paul - can't be too far...

Keep up the good work Paul - can't be too far away from flying now.....?

Cheers

Jon
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-05-2010, 03:10 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 746,174
Posted By Jon Clements
Simply awesome Clayton. Congrats.

Simply awesome Clayton.

Congrats.
Forum: Virtual Hangar 10-04-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 27,456
Posted By Jon Clements
Hi Manny Thanks Shoot me an email -...

Hi Manny

Thanks

Shoot me an email - jon.clements@jcba.com.au and I'll send you some pics and info.

Cheers

Jon
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-28-2010, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1,878
Views: 1,194,110
Posted By Jon Clements
Well done Pete. If your prop is a hint for the...

Well done Pete.

If your prop is a hint for the paint scheme I'm looking forward to seeing the end result!

Plenty to look forward to.....enjoy.

Regards

Jon
Forum: Virtual Hangar 09-27-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 27,456
Posted By Jon Clements
Hi Dave I'm a bit slow on the reply - lots of...

Hi Dave

I'm a bit slow on the reply - lots of flying in the past week!

It has ventured well beyond YLRV in recent weeks and yes it has had a few licks of the blacktop!

I'll leave to you to try and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-27-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 746,174
Posted By Jon Clements
Thanks Brian Just remember - you build your...

Thanks Brian

Just remember - you build your aircraft for yourself and no-one else. Negative comments generally come from the envious.

Enjoy.

Cheers,

Jon
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2010, 06:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,293
Posted By Jon Clements
I did that too...

Hi Rick

I did the same recently (during my 25 hour test phase). I was doing circuits in very light x-wind on my private field.....I would land, roll out, turn around and take off in the direction i...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 09-14-2010, 10:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 27,456
Posted By Jon Clements
Hi Richard Thanks. I'm an outside chance for...

Hi Richard

Thanks. I'm an outside chance for Cowra at best so we are more likely to catch up down the track. Keep in touch - if you plan a trip down south we can fit you in the hangar.

Cheers

Jon
Forum: Virtual Hangar 09-14-2010, 05:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 27,456
Posted By Jon Clements
All - Thanks for the supportive comments. Your...

All - Thanks for the supportive comments.

Your feedback just expands the RV smile....genuinely appreciated. It's not all smooth sailing building aircraft but when you finish, you get a chance to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-13-2010, 03:44 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 746,174
Posted By Jon Clements
Hi Pete Thanks for the compliments. I walked...

Hi Pete

Thanks for the compliments.

I walked into an Audi dealership one day and cast my eyes over one of these...

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/2597/audisolarorange.jpg

....and there is the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-12-2010, 10:59 PM
Replies: 572
Views: 746,174
Posted By Jon Clements
RV-7 (Serial # 72920) VH-JWC

RV-7 S/N 72920 VH-JWC
Little River, Melbourne, Australia.
Standard kit - 3 1/2 year build / 2000hrs approx
Long Range Outboard Leading edge tanks (300L total fuel capacity).
AeroSportPower IO-360-M1...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 09-12-2010, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 27,456
Posted By Jon Clements
Thanks all for the kind words. Genuinely...

Thanks all for the kind words. Genuinely appreciated.

Pierre -

I modified the outboard leading edges to become Long Range Tanks with the assistance of a mate of mine who is an AME (structures). The...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 09-12-2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 27,456
Posted By Jon Clements
RV-7 VH-JWC Jon Clements

RV-7 S/N 72920 VH-JWC
Little River, Melbourne, Australia.
Standard kit - 3 1/2 year build / 2000hrs approx
Long Range Outboard Leading edge tanks (300L total fuel capacity).
AeroSportPower IO-360-M1...
Forum: Autopilots 09-09-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,859
Posted By Jon Clements
Hi Dave Couldn't be happier - 15 hrs on the...

Hi Dave

Couldn't be happier - 15 hrs on the clock and she hasn't missed a beat. Happy to admit that I have fallen in love again!

I was hoping to take it up to Cowra but due to recent weather its...
Forum: Autopilots 09-08-2010, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,859
Posted By Jon Clements
Thumbs up Thumbs up for TruTrak

A couple of weeks ago I noticed that the screen on my Digiflight II VSGV had dropped a couple of pixel lines. I contacted Lucas at TruTrak and he told me to send it back and they would repair it and...
Forum: Virtual Hangar 08-13-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,081
Posted By Jon Clements
Awesome Matt - congrats from down under. Cheers...

Awesome Matt - congrats from down under.

Cheers Jon
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,754
Posted By Jon Clements
Hi Rob I'll try to remember to take some shots...

Hi Rob

I'll try to remember to take some shots for you when I am out at the hangar next.....i shaped them up from Nylon Blocks....pretty simple.

Cheers

Jon.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2010, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,754
Posted By Jon Clements
Getting pretty cheeky Bug! I edited my post and...

Getting pretty cheeky Bug!

I edited my post and corrected my email address (thanks for noticing).....I assume you will sleep better now.

Sounds like you are you racing Mick to the finish line...?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-20-2010, 02:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,754
Posted By Jon Clements
Thanks Jamie / Andrew / Peter Answering all in...

Thanks Jamie / Andrew / Peter

Answering all in the one post...

Jamie: 25 hours test period.

Andrew: Little River is 7NM direct North of Avalon (just inside the 8 mile boundary). I own the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2010, 07:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,754
Posted By Jon Clements
Pleasure Pete - it suits you!

Pleasure Pete - it suits you!
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