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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By Malndi
When I bought a pair of Ray Allen stick grips I...

When I bought a pair of Ray Allen stick grips I asked for an extra foam grip which I used on the flap handle. Makes for a nice integrated look.
Forum: Safety 08-27-2021, 03:47 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,544
Posted By Malndi
How to latch the canopy open?

Glad the pilot is ok and congratulations to him on achieving such a good outcome in difficult circumstances. It’s reassuring to know that it’s possible to remain upright on water in an RV - although...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-19-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By Malndi
Beringer wheels are superb, but they can be let...

Beringer wheels are superb, but they can be let down by poor quality tires

After installing a Beringer nose wheel I experienced bad shimmy, but it wasnít a balance problem. I went through three...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2021, 02:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,510
Posted By Malndi
Thanks Scott. Timely advice for me, having...

Thanks Scott. Timely advice for me, having replaced the old and tired Precision 10-5217 on my 320-D1A with a new 10-5217 from Avstar, my climb fuel flow has changed from 12 to 10 gph and CHT is up a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-25-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,923
Posted By Malndi
Inadvertently I have, as a result of new belt...

Inadvertently I have, as a result of new belt stretch. The belt wasn’t what you’d describe as sloppy and I couldn’t hear it slipping, but the alternator output started coming and going and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,197
Posted By Malndi
My iPad is in a RAM mount on the panel. The black...

My iPad is in a RAM mount on the panel. The black one sometimes overheats during flight, the white one doesnít - it only overheats when parked in direct sunlight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 821
Posted By Malndi
Iíd like to see Beringer release a sealed bearing...

Iíd like to see Beringer release a sealed bearing main wheel replacement that bolts straight on and doesnít require a brake system change.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,553
Posted By Malndi
Or in this case, as the photo reveals, with no...

Or in this case, as the photo reveals, with no pants on...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-26-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,602
Posted By Malndi
Thanks for the advice and instructions Butch, Iím...

Thanks for the advice and instructions Butch, Iím another whoíll be implementing this mod when I get an opportunity. Good luck with it Mike, let us know how it goes.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-24-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,602
Posted By Malndi
Very interested into know if this modification...

Very interested into know if this modification provides a lasting solution. I too have a 6 built with short lengths of hinge beside the spinner, which failed, were replaced and failed again.

My...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2020, 11:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,895
Posted By Malndi
It’s true the manual does make the tyre change...

It’s true the manual does make the tyre change procedure look like a hassle because special tools and a replacement seal kit are recommended.

However I’ve managed to change the tyre on the Beringer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,255
Posted By Malndi
Thanks for the suggestions. I took the M7A mic...

Thanks for the suggestions.

I took the M7A mic from a spare DC headset and tried it in the helmet. There was a small improvement in sound quality, but my wingman said the background noise was still...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-31-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,895
Posted By Malndi
Been running a Beringer nose wheel since 2014 on...

Been running a Beringer nose wheel since 2014 on a range of runway surfaces including travels through outback Australia. Very happy with it and I like being tubeless. If Beringer made an equivalent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,255
Posted By Malndi
Question for Bonehead helmet users

We recently bought four Pilot-X helmets with CEP and after dialling them in weíre really happy, with one exception- background noise is dominating our intercom and transmitted audio to the extent...
Forum: Reviews 12-19-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,710
Posted By Malndi
What I’d like to know is how many of these...

What I’d like to know is how many of these alternators have been put into service and how that might alter the findings.
Forum: Safety 12-15-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,948
Posted By Malndi
If a forced or bad landing finishes with you...

If a forced or bad landing finishes with you upside down, youíre probably going to need to break your way out with either style of canopy. I have a Lifehammer mounted in my RV to assist in an...
Forum: Engine Monitors 12-04-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,235
Posted By Malndi
Another option that allows for shorter hoses and...

Another option that allows for shorter hoses and eliminates the need to drill mounting holes in the firewall for the manifold:
https://www.showplanes.com/index.php?app=ecom&ns=prodshow&ref=TC-12

As...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2020, 03:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,036
Posted By Malndi
My 22yo 6 has a drop down fuse panel and Iím a...

My 22yo 6 has a drop down fuse panel and Iím a fan. Itís an efficient use of space and for me there has been no down side. In my setup the fuse panel is roughly Z shaped in cross section so no...
Forum: Tools 09-22-2020, 02:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,316
Posted By Malndi
For the Aussies in the...

For the Aussies in the room:
https://rhinotools.com.au
Forum: Tools 09-21-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,316
Posted By Malndi
Another vote for JIS drivers

I had been considering changing out the frequently removed Phillips head screws to torx, but now there is no need. A set of JIS drivers and bits has eliminated that dilemma for me.

Since...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 07:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,337
Posted By Malndi
PM sent, but I don’t need my petrol paid for :)

PM sent, but I don’t need my petrol paid for :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-09-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,312
Posted By Malndi
Check oil temp sensor

I had a similar issue with oil appearing on the bottom of the fuel pump, with little sign of oil anywhere else. So I was initially convinced it was leaking from the fuel pump. After lengthy...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-08-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,508
Posted By Malndi
I recently did exactly that and I?m very happy...

I recently did exactly that and I?m very happy with the outcome. It?s an easy, neat, robust and leak free upgrade that I suspect many owners of older RV?s will need to do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 43,704
Posted By Malndi
Please share the objective evidence you have that...

Please share the objective evidence you have that demonstrates where the ATSB report is factually incorrect.

The report quotes recorded data where it says “At 1029:38, the aircraft first contacted...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By Malndi
Did this recently and it initially felt the same...

Did this recently and it initially felt the same as you describe. I proceeded very slowly, taking small steps over several days. After several hits with an impact driver a long handle with lots of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 06:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,444
Posted By Malndi
The ATSB did not say the antispat device was not...

The ATSB did not say the antispat device was not effective. The report notes that the brace was intended to increase rigidity and transfer forces to the top of the strut - where it is thickest. It...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 01:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,444
Posted By Malndi
ATSB limited-scope investigation report

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2019/aair/ao-2019-037/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,469
Posted By Malndi
Red One in the right seat

We had the honour and pleasure of being joined by a former RAF Red Arrows lead who flew right seat with Eddie for some formation followed by a nice lunch at the HARS museum.
https://hars.org.au

A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,723
Posted By Malndi
Special tool not required

With the aid of a little soapy water on the tyre bead it is possible to re-assemble the three piece Beringer without the special tool, using a 5mm Allen key and some Loctite 242. No doubt the job...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-24-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,162
Posted By Malndi
Bob, I have bought a lot of stuff from Allen at...

Bob, I have bought a lot of stuff from Allen at Antisplat, however having a frequently used aircraft and being on the other side of the planet effectively rules out sending my wheels to him for...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-26-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 98,555
Posted By Malndi
Repair and improve

During the last annual inspection I discovered roughly the same amount of play between the nose leg and engine mount as seen in this video. Further investigation revealed the bottom hole in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,764
Posted By Malndi
I experienced the same issue as the OP. Observers...

I experienced the same issue as the OP. Observers confirmed the shimmy was in the vertical plane. Problem was that the Aeroclassic tubeless tyre that came with my Beringer nose wheel was out of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2019, 11:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,444
Posted By Malndi
Passing through that region a couple days ago I...

Passing through that region a couple days ago I saw the notam for William Creek said runway 03/21 was closed due disabled aircraft, that?s the gravel cross strip.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-29-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By Malndi
This recent safety notice addresses your question...

This recent safety notice addresses your question and supports Ben?s advice:

https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/SafetyNotice2019003.pdf
Forum: Safety 02-22-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,098
Posted By Malndi
The pilot in this case was an experienced...

The pilot in this case was an experienced aviator, aircraft builder and senior police officer - I can sympathise with his predicament, particularly given that alternative chemistry batteries are so...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-02-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,856
Posted By Malndi
There was a recent discussion here about that and...

There was a recent discussion here about that and I?ve experienced it with my 6. Resistance that felt like it was in the throttle cable was found to be caused by dryness around the accelerator pump...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,125
Posted By Malndi
What Bob said. When rebuilding the Cleveland...

What Bob said. When rebuilding the Cleveland 10-30 master cylinders in my 6 I discovered the piston shafts worn where the top seal makes contact, which was the cause of my leaks. After polishing out...
Forum: COMM 11-17-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,792
Posted By Malndi
I was right seat with a friend when his Icom 210...

I was right seat with a friend when his Icom 210 did the same thing. Tried a ?technology reset? but when powered back up it showed a single frequency on the display instead of the usual two and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-18-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,143
Posted By Malndi
This thread has the info you need:...

This thread has the info you need: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=34040
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,887
Posted By Malndi
Bob, having opened the camlocks could you say if...

Bob, having opened the camlocks could you say if it?s possible to change the factory setting for which latch remains attached to the camlock?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,537
Posted By Malndi
Sure it?s the cable?

I recently discovered that the stiffness I felt at the throttle lever, which I assumed to be caused by the cable, was originating at the accelerator pump plunger (and easily fixed with a squirt of...
Forum: RV-14 07-27-2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,675
Posted By Malndi
Congratulations Chad, two in a row quite an...

Congratulations Chad, two in a row quite an achievement.

Looking forward to seeing them together at WBN.

So, what?s next?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-22-2018, 03:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,478
Posted By Malndi
Welcome to the club!

Welcome to the club!
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-11-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,816
Posted By Malndi
Check start circuit for high resistance

This trouble shooting guide shows how to identify if any high resistance points are in the start circuit. http://skytec.aero/starter-performance-issues/

If your 6 is getting on in age it may be time...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 12-10-2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,924
Posted By Malndi
Worth doing

Thanks for the trip report Ashley. With your permission I can endorse and add a little bit to the flying adventures that are possible in Queensland.

Last Sunday Diana and I set off to the same part...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-30-2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,574
Posted By Malndi
Blocked

Unfortunately wasn't able to watch, received a message saying your YouTube content is blocked in Australia. But I'm sure it was fun.
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 10-10-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 41,061
Posted By Malndi
I'm on the fence and watching the debate, however...

I'm on the fence and watching the debate, however the risk of the crank sensor and wires being damaged by alternator belt failure is a key concern for me. Particularly given that I wasn't far from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,643
Posted By Malndi
Total performance

A different perspective:
My 6 is a multi-role aircraft. We use it for touring, aeros, formation, etc. It does all these things well and it's equipped to enhance our enjoyment, that includes carpet,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-13-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,290
Posted By Malndi
I found ICOM in Australia to be rude and...

I found ICOM in Australia to be rude and unhelpful with aircraft radios. They were only interested in gouging. Then I discovered an ICOM service agent in Sydney who repaired my A210 for $80.

Let me...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-09-2017, 03:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,107
Posted By Malndi
Thank you Craig! Rockauto didn't appear in my...

Thank you Craig! Rockauto didn't appear in my google searches so I appreciate the suggestion. Same quote to have it delivered to Sydney which is a good deal so I have placed an order.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-08-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,107
Posted By Malndi
Thanks for the responses but it appears I can't...

Thanks for the responses but it appears I can't get the solenoid in Aus, may need to have one shipped in, but will do a little more research before commiting to that option.

Just BTW, for decades...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 09-08-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,107
Posted By Malndi
Solenoid part number?

Pete do you know if the solenoid is common to any other cars? I may need to do the same thing but we don't have the Ford Crown in Australia. Hoping the solenoid is generic.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-07-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,801
Posted By Malndi
Hand packed grease worked for me

My nosewheel pivot was notchy and noisy, despite adding grease through the zerk. So I removed the fork to inspect and it was apparent the grease wasn't getting to where it needed to be. After...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-28-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,927
Posted By Malndi
So the oil can was oil canning? :D Glad you...

So the oil can was oil canning? :D

Glad you sorted it out.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-27-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,973
Posted By Malndi
On a positive note, they must be very robust...

On a positive note, they must be very robust inner tubes.
Forum: Reviews 08-26-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 42,235
Posted By Malndi
Crow harness bolt holes now correct size

Update. Just installed new harnesses ordered direct from Crow. The bolt holes were the correct size and replacement of the old 4-point harnesses in my 6 took just a few minutes. A future project for...
Forum: Safety 08-21-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,884
Posted By Malndi
Yep, manual flaps raised in an instant, as soon...

Yep, manual flaps raised in an instant, as soon as the mains are down. Took this good advice from Mel.
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-20-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By Malndi
Rubbing a small amount of candle wax on the...

Rubbing a small amount of candle wax on the centre bar improved my canopy action.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-12-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,949
Posted By Malndi
I can't see the pic in the first post either.

I can't see the pic in the first post either.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,142
Posted By Malndi
I think the instructor demonstration in this...

I think the instructor demonstration in this video makes your point, it was discussed here about a year ago: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8wPCaazpU5k
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-22-2017, 01:24 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 138,102
Posted By Malndi
Enjoying the journey with you. Quite like the way...

Enjoying the journey with you. Quite like the way you tell the story.

Magnificent scenery and great photos.

But, am I the only person seeing an alien ship?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 17,789
Posted By Malndi
Insurance in Australia appears to be simpler than...

Insurance in Australia appears to be simpler than the US. We pay an annual premium, there may be some limitations, such as minimum pilot experience on type, there is an excess if we make a claim, and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-16-2017, 02:28 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 138,102
Posted By Malndi
Vlad has hinted at coming to Australia and next...

Vlad has hinted at coming to Australia and next winter (your summer time) there's an opportunity to join a group of us that are planning to circumnavigate this big island, covering around 8000nm over...
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-22-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,179
Posted By Malndi
Graham I spoke to Luke at Classic aero about...

Graham

I spoke to Luke at Classic aero about this when I was ordering my aviator seats and other things for my 6. He explained that due to inconsistency in the construction of 6s, their 7...
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