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Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-07-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,288
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: 1,220
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: 2,512
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: 2,601
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: 5,821
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: 5,821
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: 7,218
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: 2,037
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: 13,877
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: 13,877
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: 13,877
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: 13,877
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: 2,949
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: 10,891
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: 37
Views: 7,541
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: 7,991
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: 3,322
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: 3,826
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: 6,138
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: 2,209
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: 2,462
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: 7,578
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: 2,126
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: 4,280
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: 1,007
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: 4,692
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: 1,107
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: 10,009
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: 26
Views: 10,478
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: 5,785
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, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,663
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, 07:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,078
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, 12:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,883
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, 04:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,639
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, 12:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,708
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, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,640
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, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,555
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 01-01-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,555
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, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,250
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, 07:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,509
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, 03:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,261
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.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,250
Posted By KRviator
We all know the Van's guys and girls have a sense...

We all know the Van's guys and girls have a sense of humour. I put a note in my lightbox order "Trying to be the first Aussie to order one". This was in my email inbox this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,250
Posted By KRviator
They look great. I tried to be the first from...

They look great. I tried to be the first from Down Under to order one, dunno how I went. :p Might help convince the KRviatrix to let me order the tail kit for the -10... :D
Forum: Safety 10-23-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,284
Posted By KRviator
I think that is a really good point. To break off...

I think that is a really good point. To break off the approach and have another crack at it, particularly at an uncontrolled airfield, takes at most, 5 minutes. I can do a full circuit to 1000AGL and...
Forum: Safety 10-22-2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,284
Posted By KRviator
I am the same. After a long cross-country I tend...

I am the same. After a long cross-country I tend to be quite tired. I was talking to a former Qantas pilot a couple months ago - at Somersby ironically - and he mentioned the effect blood sugar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,539
Posted By KRviator
I'm putting my -9A on the market soon and that's...

I'm putting my -9A on the market soon and that's one of the things I've been thinking about. From what I've read, I think simply putting it in a 20" box with one of the reputable shippers in OZ would...
Forum: Safety 10-21-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,284
Posted By KRviator
Final report has been published...

Final report has been published (https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5776824/ao-2018-025-final.pdf).

Long landing and no go around resulted in an overrun. OF note, it mentions the buckling behind the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-13-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,368
Posted By KRviator
I see many posters advocating replacing and...

I see many posters advocating replacing and tidying the wiring up. Which is a fair call.

But, while it looks terrible, I have to ask the question: Why "fix" what ain't broke?

If you have a problem,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,405
Posted By KRviator
Tell you what, if the sim turns out to be...

Tell you what, if the sim turns out to be anything close to the 4K videos they've put out, it's going to be something truly inspiring. Check out their Youtube video HERE...
Forum: Safety 10-03-2019, 04:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 16,784
Posted By KRviator
Some good suggestions there, but I omitted a...

Some good suggestions there, but I omitted a couple of them for my own reasons. Others are already there.

Whistle - I can do the dog-whistle thing with my thumb & pinkie.
Signal mirror - Included...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By KRviator
The seats are basically just the cushions. From...

The seats are basically just the cushions. From the wreckers you unzip the back and remove the heavy steel frame and simply slide it over the standard Vans aluminium seat back.

I would guesstimate...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,218
Posted By KRviator
I did something similar, but instead of just the...

I did something similar, but instead of just the headrest, went the whole hog and used seats from a Suzuki Swift in my -9. I usually fly without the headrests installed so I can reach around into the...
Forum: GPS 09-07-2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,409
Posted By KRviator
There was a problem with some of the early -2020...

There was a problem with some of the early -2020 antenna's, mine worked beautifully for around 20 hours then died and I had to swap it out. No problems since, with the replacement. If changing your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,445
Posted By KRviator
The tendency to buckle the fuselage has been...

The tendency to buckle the fuselage has been noted in several accidents in Australia...

RV-3 VH-BEM (https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2000/aair/aair200000885/), RV-6 VH-TXF...
Forum: Florida (South) 09-02-2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,965
Posted By KRviator
From the TAF::eek: MYGF 012300Z 0200/0224...

From the TAF::eek:

MYGF 012300Z 0200/0224 33050G100KT 1600 +TSRA BKN012CB BKN090 OVC200 FM021300 VRB80G200KT 800 +TSRA BKN009CB OVC050

And here I was thinking it was cute to hover my -9 near the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-02-2019, 03:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,666
Posted By KRviator
I've cut back my hours at work recently so I'll...

I've cut back my hours at work recently so I'll be putting my -9A on the market soon for around $105K AUD / $70K USD, and it's a bit better equipped with a Skyview package. The price for your find,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-31-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,560
Posted By KRviator
I have the Dynon transponder, so if need be...

I have the Dynon transponder, so if need be simply refer people to FlightAware or FR24 for live tracking and for historical data, I tend to use ADSBExchange.

Another option if you are confident of...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-07-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,340
Posted By KRviator
There are worse places to have an evening beer...

There are worse places to have an evening beer than watching the sun set at Temora Airpark.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47587659082_e26bbbd39f_c.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-10-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,094
Posted By KRviator
So how many carton's is he gonna owe for that...

So how many carton's is he gonna owe for that little favour?!? Don't think you'll ever need to set foot in a bottlo again! :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,774
Posted By KRviator
Sorry to hear that. I suffered vapour lock with...

Sorry to hear that. I suffered vapour lock with my original Mk I Rotec, replaced it with a MkII and am quite happy with that, after wrapping my fuel lines and gascolator.

I needed to slightly drill...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2019, 12:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,464
Posted By KRviator
I'd have to disagree with this, but then again, I...

I'd have to disagree with this, but then again, I have several notable "well, sheee-its" in my plane.


I went off the end of the back plate on the bottom left elevator
I dinged the rear skin back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,774
Posted By KRviator
I cant answer your carb Q, but I also have a...

I cant answer your carb Q, but I also have a Rotec on my OX-340 and am fairly happy with it after a few tweaks. What problems are you having?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2019, 04:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,645
Posted By KRviator
The scary part is knowing, someone, somewhere, is...

The scary part is knowing, someone, somewhere, is likely to read this post and actually try it as a salad dressing...:eek:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,649
Posted By KRviator
I only have rocker switches, with the starter...

I only have rocker switches, with the starter button on the stick grip. When I go away, I made the canopy lift angle a bit bigger and drilled a hole to suit a padlock. Sure a crowbar would break it,...
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