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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-02-2022, 03:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 605
Posted By StephenC
It is an option in the setup menu to enable the...

It is an option in the setup menu to enable the check. If there is no resistor in the system then just ensure it’s set to NO

SETUP MENU > AUTOPILOT SETUP > DISENGAGE BUTTON > ENABLE BROKEN LINE...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-17-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 509
Posted By StephenC
The mini I installed just used the standard DB15...

The mini I installed just used the standard DB15 connector not the high density.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-13-2022, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 574
Posted By StephenC
Hopefully you tried to clear the tubes from the...

Hopefully you tried to clear the tubes from the ADHRS end not the other way around. My suggestion to clear the tubes would be to apply air pressure from the ADHRS end to all three tubes . After that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-10-2022, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,265
Posted By StephenC
I had exactly the same issue when I installed two...

I had exactly the same issue when I installed two G5s and Aera660 in my Archer. I took it back to the installer and said I felt I should be able to get the CDI bar up. He made some changes to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-07-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By StephenC
Yes thatís the sort of info we were looking for....

Yes thatís the sort of info we were looking for. We have managed to get the brakes and fuel system in place prior to putting the sides on the centre section and it has made the job a lot easier than...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-07-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By StephenC
Thanks Eric Thatís just what we need that...

Thanks Eric

Thatís just what we need that section was not supplied so I guess it will come with the finishing kit.
I will download that section and we can at least see what we can do until the kit...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-07-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By StephenC
Plans question

Hi all
I am involved with a school RV12iS build here in NZ. We are waiting on the finishing kit that we have been told is still a few months away and we are rapidly approaching the stage where we...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-29-2022, 02:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By StephenC
Have you thought about taking the oil cooler to a...

Have you thought about taking the oil cooler to a radiator specialist and getting it flushed out. It may just be some of the channels are blocked with gunk thus reducing the cooling efficiency.
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-27-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By StephenC
The 6 that I bought had patches of rubberised...

The 6 that I bought had patches of rubberised floor insulation glued in the middle of the fuselage panels. I donít know how effective it was at stopping oil canning. I bought the aircraft without a...
Forum: RV-4 06-15-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 822
Posted By StephenC
The overall diameter is smaller than an AN960 and...

The overall diameter is smaller than an AN960 and it fits closer to the centre of the ball fittings allowing a bit more rotating action. I went through this exercise when I found some missing from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-09-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By StephenC
Try SETUP MENU > HARDWARE CALIBRATION > AP SERVO...

Try

SETUP MENU > HARDWARE CALIBRATION > AP SERVO CALIBRATION > TEST
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2022, 01:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,513
Posted By StephenC
The easiest and safest way to test the tanks is...

The easiest and safest way to test the tanks is by inflating them to 1 to 3 psi and seeing where the leaks are with soapy water. I know the filler can present a problem but use the filler cap and...
Forum: Autopilots 06-01-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,367
Posted By StephenC
Dynon autopilot

I am impressed with how well the Dynon autopilot works. I did not build the aircraft or tune the a autopilot but I have not had to touch any of the settings since I bought the aircraft. I have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-25-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By StephenC
What not try just feeding it to the music input...

What not try just feeding it to the music input that's what I did on mine and it worked fine.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-14-2022, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By StephenC
I was told it was to prevent you inadvertently...

I was told it was to prevent you inadvertently connecting a comm radio to a transponder antenna. Comm radios can be easily damaged if you try to transmit without a properly matched antenna.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-21-2022, 03:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,424
Posted By StephenC
I would go along with the bell crank alignment...

I would go along with the bell crank alignment suggestion. When I was assembling the RV6 I purchased I struggled to get the aileron throws the same. The local RV expert explained that with the...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-17-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By StephenC
Could you use a strap duplicator to do the hole...

Could you use a strap duplicator to do the hole alignment
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2022, 04:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,371
Posted By StephenC
Scott on a slightly different note we have just...

Scott on a slightly different note we have just assembled the lenses on our RV12IS to insert before putting on the upper skin of the wing. It has become apparent that once the lens is in it cannot be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-05-2022, 03:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,577
Posted By StephenC
Heavy wing

When I purchased my RV6 it had a significantly heavy left wing. I read all the suggestions on the forum and on Vans website. I checked the wings the ailerons and hinges. I was certain the light...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-01-2022, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 742
Posted By StephenC
Hi I don’t have a full radio rack but I do have...

Hi I don’t have a full radio rack but I do have ADHRS, ADSB receiver and altitude encoder mounted together. The system I have is two 32 x25x1.5mm right angles placed crosswise between the top...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-24-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,124
Posted By StephenC
Page 14-03

Hi I am involved with a group building RV12s with a group of school children. On our latest build we have noticed a change of rivets used to attach W-1207B to the sub spar.Also the lower rivet on the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-09-2022, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,828
Posted By StephenC
I had the same issue with my o-320. The issue...

I had the same issue with my o-320. The issue turned out to be the left magneto was out of internal adjustment. This was due to wear even though the magneto only had 290 hours on it. The result of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-30-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,844
Posted By StephenC
Just looking at the fact there are two of them...

Just looking at the fact there are two of them are they anything to do with the seat belt cable passing through the bulkhead
Forum: RV-7/7A 11-07-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,147
Posted By StephenC
Could be worth checking the CHT probe in another...

Could be worth checking the CHT probe in another cylinder. We had a probe that turned out to be reading 60F over temp this weekend. If all the EGT s are similar that may give you a bit of a clue.
Forum: RV-6/6A 10-02-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
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Views: 3,003
Posted By StephenC
Mine is a 6 with a sliding canopy and is 71.10Ē

Mine is a 6 with a sliding canopy and is 71.10Ē
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,830
Posted By StephenC
I would do but unfortunately the whole country is...

I would do but unfortunately the whole country is locked down for another week at least and we are all confined to home so no visits to the airfield.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2021, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,830
Posted By StephenC
No itís not on top. I raised the tail to the...

No itís not on top. I raised the tail to the level flight attitude. I then used a digital level and put it level underneath the leading edge. Then moved it forwards rolling around the leading edge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 871
Posted By StephenC
Can definitely say in New Zealand the algorithm...

Can definitely say in New Zealand the algorithm does not work. I used one of the ď find you hex code ď websites but it turned out the value it came up with was not what NZCAA allocated to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,830
Posted By StephenC
Hi I managed to do this on my RV6. I read...

Hi I managed to do this on my RV6. I read somewhere that the angle should be around 30 degrees up from the horizontal. I had to remove the fuel tank to run the hose and to attach the rivet. I am...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-18-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,035
Posted By StephenC
I was having starting issues on my O-320 with 320...

I was having starting issues on my O-320 with 320 hours since overhaul. Suspected the problem was magnetos so took them in for overhaul. It turned out that the points in both magnetos were out of...
Forum: Engine Monitors 07-25-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,399
Posted By StephenC
To establish if itís the float I managed to get a...

To establish if itís the float I managed to get a stiff wire into the tank and move the sender up and down. It turned out my sender had developed a dead spot mid range and I ended up removing the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-23-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,043
Posted By StephenC
Thanks for the info. I will have a look and see...

Thanks for the info. I will have a look and see if the same works for the STC version of the G5 I believe it should.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-22-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,043
Posted By StephenC
Garmin G5 and Aera660

Sorry this is not an RV question exclusively but I thought there may be someone with experience with these devices here. I have just had installed a G5 HSI STC and an Aera660. I was led to believe...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-21-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,092
Posted By StephenC
Yes it does pin 27

Yes it does pin 27
Forum: Autopilots 05-21-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,419
Posted By StephenC
The purpose of twisting is to reduce electrical...

The purpose of twisting is to reduce electrical interference to a minimum. As I recall the harness supplied for the RV12 does not use twisted pairs but might not have looked closely enough to see the...
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-26-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,848
Posted By StephenC
Unfortunately I was only sent screenshots from...

Unfortunately I was only sent screenshots from the brokers phone. The RV was shipped from Australia so no I don't have a contact in the States.
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-25-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,848
Posted By StephenC
Yes shipped ok despite COVID. All fitted well...

Yes shipped ok despite COVID. All fitted well into a 20 ft container and no damage done when it arrived. Now that I look back if I had tried to fly it back to NZ as was suggested by a few I would...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-11-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,046
Posted By StephenC
Yes you can see up to the camshaft. I was...

Yes you can see up to the camshaft. I was surprised to see it done on my engine by my engineer. The view isnít great but with a bit of patients you can see the important parts of the camshaft.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,876
Posted By StephenC
Just a follow up after asking for assistance. I...

Just a follow up after asking for assistance. I increased the size of the two rails going across the fuselage to 25 mm x 32mm x 1.6mm. I also rivited some struts between the two beams. I used the...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-25-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,550
Posted By StephenC
Has anyone tried the hollow rivet method in the...

Has anyone tried the hollow rivet method in the lower leading edge in either a -6 or -7. I have to remove my left fuel tank so would be keen to know how it works before I insert a rivet.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-22-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,876
Posted By StephenC
Thanks for the replies. I think the first stage...

Thanks for the replies. I think the first stage would be to stiffen the cross struts. As I recall they are 20mmx20mmx1mm angles so I can thicken them up and perhaps go for something a bit wider or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,876
Posted By StephenC
Yes Eric that is how mine is only I have it much...

Yes Eric that is how mine is only I have it much further forwards. I have looked at isolation mounts but they all seem to use zinc plated steel which would be a problem for the compass.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,876
Posted By StephenC
Dynon ADAHRS vibration

Hi all
I am having an issue with a vibration error message whenever I operate from a grass runway. I get an error message ADAHRS vibration when I am taxiing and on the T/O roll. The unit is mounted...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,051
Posted By StephenC
Hi you will probably find the sender has reached...

Hi you will probably find the sender has reached the top of the tank. When I did the procedure for my RV6 the problem occurred at about 50 litres and it due to the dihedral and the sender being at...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-17-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,848
Posted By StephenC
Thanks for the replies guys. I did run a tape...

Thanks for the replies guys. I did run a tape measure over one today and you are correct the length is fine which was the concern the company had. The photos are a great help thanks.
Once it?s in NZ...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-17-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,848
Posted By StephenC
Shipping RV6

Hi all new to the forum so not sure if there is a post somewhere covering this. I am looking to have an RV6 shipped to me and was wondering if anyone has experience of this and what size container...
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