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Forum: RV-14 05-10-2021, 06:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,835
Posted By kiwipete
Fibreglass thickness

John

Looking at your photos, it appears the fibreglass isnít very thick at the screw holes. I wonder if youíve missed a step in the instructions.

ďreinforce an area about 3Ē in diameter around each...
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-02-2021, 04:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By kiwipete
Very true I’d forgotten about the +5v wire. But...

Very true I’d forgotten about the +5v wire. But not a difficult task.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 320
Posted By kiwipete
Normally ĎTídí off the mechanical fuel pump...

Normally ĎTídí off the mechanical fuel pump outlet with a restrictor fitting.
Can be purchased from Vans.
Forum: Engine Monitors 05-01-2021, 01:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By kiwipete
Dave Another option is to change to KAVLICO...

Dave

Another option is to change to

KAVLICO Pn. P4055-75G

Same as later dynon and Garmin g3x. I did this for my D180. You just need to change the sensor type in the settings.

Peter
Forum: RV-6/6A 04-24-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By kiwipete
Antisplat show a way of fitting the almost a 14...

Antisplat show a way of fitting the almost a 14 mod to a tip up in their download section. Looks like a bit more work but has been done before.
Forum: Safety 03-22-2021, 02:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,491
Posted By kiwipete
Lyle Glad to hear you landed safely. Thanks for...

Lyle

Glad to hear you landed safely. Thanks for sharing, we all can learn from what seems a simple oversight.

Peter
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2021, 01:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,350
Posted By kiwipete
On my -7 I have had the steering pin not lock in,...

On my -7 I have had the steering pin not lock in, so effectively making the tailwheel free.
Itís normally not much of a issue, just a little more brake required at low speed. The only time itís a...
Forum: RV-4 03-18-2021, 01:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,336
Posted By kiwipete
First impressions

Randy

Given the attention to detail that one photo shows. Whoever built the aircraft certainly put in a lot of effort. Yes itís still worthwhile having a pre-buy inspection by an experienced rv...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-12-2021, 01:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,569
Posted By kiwipete
Vlad As I said in my post, it took time to find...

Vlad

As I said in my post, it took time to find a suitable engine. Sometimes right place right time.
Thereís always a risk when you open the engine for inspection and things arenít good. But Iíd...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 03-11-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,569
Posted By kiwipete
Salvage engine

Vlad

I brought a c4b5 engine that was 100 hours from first overhaul. It had a prop strike. Very small bend in one blade after an overrun. The vendor said he would guarantee the the crank and case....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-28-2021, 06:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 909
Posted By kiwipete
Stay high

If you worried about wake on finals, stay higher than the proceeding aircraft, as the wake will go down and out.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-18-2021, 01:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,155
Posted By kiwipete
Having experienced CO due to an cracked exhaust I...

Having experienced CO due to an cracked exhaust I have a Guardian monitor.

On my flight it was a morning flight after fresh snow. I remember my passenger falling asleep even though it was still...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,315
Posted By kiwipete
Glad to hear you got it out. Yesterday I did a...

Glad to hear you got it out.
Yesterday I did a maintenance flight and the ground was frozen but I was aware that weíd had a lot of rain before the freeze.
I guess if in doubt removing the spats...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2021, 02:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,283
Posted By kiwipete
Thanks

Barb

Enjoy your well earned retirement and thanks for ensuring all the kits and parts arrived safely across the pond

Regards

Peter
Forum: RV-10 02-04-2021, 06:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,771
Posted By kiwipete
Sump

You still need to check the sump will fit the engine mount.

Parts list

https://www.lycoming.com/sites/default/files/IO-540%20Parts%20Catalog%20PC-615.pdf

Regards

Peter
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2021, 02:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,972
Posted By kiwipete
Congratulations Doug hope it wonít be long before...

Congratulations Doug hope it wonít be long before you get your hands on the real aircraft.

Peter
Forum: Flight Testing 02-03-2021, 02:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,363
Posted By kiwipete
I did my own aircraftís fist flight but have also...

I did my own aircraftís fist flight but have also done 6 for others. The other owners were all very experienced pilots (retired airline or 1000 hours +)
One big advantage is another fresh set of...
Forum: RV-10 01-31-2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,008
Posted By kiwipete
Aerosport trim

I canít help wondering if the full effects of cutting the trailing edge of the rudder and then adding extra weight to the rudder have been calculated for flutter.
Changing both the strength and...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2021, 03:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,684
Posted By kiwipete
More info

Mike

As I was bored Iíve dug out the part manual references for...
Forum: RV-10 01-30-2021, 01:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,684
Posted By kiwipete
Sump fitting

Mike

I brought a Aztec c4b5 and changed to d4a5 configuration.
Looking at the e4c5 spec it may have a different sump so you need to find out if it will fit the vans engine mount and cowl.
From the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,018
Posted By kiwipete
Sadie

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7469
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-25-2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By kiwipete
Rob Who ever built the plane has done a neat...

Rob

Who ever built the plane has done a neat installation and given the detail probably had a wiring diagram. If possible see if there is any documentation that they’ve made.
Ray Allen servos need 5...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 01-25-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,375
Posted By kiwipete
7412 Our Shepard Sadie has been flying with us...

7412

Our Shepard Sadie has been flying with us from a few weeks old. She knows exactly where all the airport cafeís are for her sausage lunch!
Forum: Safety 01-14-2021, 02:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,637
Posted By kiwipete
Inspection

Freddy

Please get an experienced RV builder or aircraft technician to do a detailed inspection before you fly again. Checking the whole tail including, rudder stops, hinge bearings elevators etc

I...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-28-2020, 04:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,859
Posted By kiwipete
One photo lots to look at

Looking at that one photo you can see double rivets right next to each other as well as overset rivets and of course the edge distance problem.
So who knows what the rest of the plane is like....
Forum: Reviews 12-18-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 573
Posted By kiwipete
Thanks Garmin

Iíd like to thank Garmin support as I brought my G3x 5 years ago and only now have tried to connect an iPad to it. I quickly discovered I had the old green config module which didnít work with Apple...
Forum: RV-10 11-20-2020, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,583
Posted By kiwipete
This also happened on a -10 I was flight testing...

This also happened on a -10 I was flight testing on a VNE dive. As others have said check the nose wheel breakout force.
Forum: Safety 09-25-2020, 04:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,005
Posted By kiwipete
E=1/2mv2

Unless there is absolutely no options ahead and Iíve plenty of height I never contemplate turning back. As even if successful youíre now landing high speed downwind. Even a 10 knot wind will double...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-24-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,969
Posted By kiwipete
Canopy seal

I had a similar experience on a -7 Tipup that I test flew. The owner hadnít fitted a canopy seal. No noise until about 100 kts then it was almost deafening by 120.
After the seal was fitted silence!
Forum: COMM 06-18-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,189
Posted By kiwipete
Dynon known fault

On a Rv-7 I tested a couple of years ago the same thing occurred. When transmitting the engine readings would go silly.
Turned out it was an early Dynon skyview fault.
The owner swapped a engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,145
Posted By kiwipete
Handling

One thing that wasn?t mentioned is that the Rv-10 is a joy to fly.
Where as the cirrus is one of the most uninspiring aeroplanes I?ve ever flown. I can see that it?s designed to go A to B, but that...
Forum: RV-14 02-24-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,961
Posted By kiwipete
I powder coated mine black 12 years ago and still...

I powder coated mine black 12 years ago and still look great.
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-03-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,355
Posted By kiwipete
[QUOTE=frankbrown;1404933]Building a plane is a...

[QUOTE=frankbrown;1404933]Building a plane is a Journey of self discovery.
What I've learned so far:

*I can't rivet.

*Vans is really great with sending new parts!

*Changing one thing can really...
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 518
Posted By kiwipete
Thanks for sharing

Thanks for sharing
Forum: RV-10 12-27-2016, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,530
Posted By kiwipete
If your in no rush keep looking on Barnstormers...

If your in no rush keep looking on Barnstormers and eBay. I took about 9 months to find a sound engine. Walking away from a few that initially looked good. In the end I got an Aztec engine - wide...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-12-2016, 02:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,531
Posted By kiwipete
I've had two Brompton's in the back of my -7 and...

I've had two Brompton's in the back of my -7 and still had plenty of space left. They fit in quite easily (tip up canopy)

Cheers

Peter
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2016, 01:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,760
Posted By kiwipete
Case limits?

Have the case half's been reground?

Cheers

Peter
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-03-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 65,286
Posted By kiwipete
Vans 60 amp started playing up (occasionally...

Vans 60 amp started playing up (occasionally dropping off line) after 300 hours replaced the regulator ( cheap fix) and it's been fine the last 200 hours.
It would just occasionally stop charging at...
Forum: Propellers 04-24-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 18,779
Posted By kiwipete
Fine pitch stops

Bert

The first thing that stands out to me is the fine pitch stops need coarsening up. You shouldn't be able to get anymore than 2650 static rpm. This is causing the surge on takeoff, as the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-11-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 79,861
Posted By kiwipete
Coincidence?

I don't know if it's a coincidence, but my superior engine has just had exactly the same issue with about 440 hours on the tach. Exhaust valve on No. 2 sticking. We ran a standard reamer through it...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-05-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,353
Posted By kiwipete
http://www.formafunnel.com One of the best...

http://www.formafunnel.com

One of the best things I've brought for my toolbox. Simple no mess. Plus designed by a fellow RV builder.

Peter
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-02-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,037
Posted By kiwipete
T/O setting

The only time you need to know the exact position is prior to takeoff.
Set the trim to neutral-visually, then wind in the trim to full down and count the number of turns. Now each time before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,702
Posted By kiwipete
Redundancy?

It's interesting to see that the rules haven't really kept up with the times, when previously all the instruments where separate. Reading your rules yes you could say that the Dynon D100 covers all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,558
Posted By kiwipete
Choose your mission. VFR vs IFR

My friend who built an RV-7 with electric trim + safety trim unit says he much prefers my manual trim. His you can only trim for 2 seconds so checking the trim operation and setting for takeoff can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,558
Posted By kiwipete
Takeoff setting

On mine I simply set neutral on the tab then counted how many turns in.
So now I wind full down (in) on the trim, then in my case 3 1/2 turns out for takeoff. Simple and works every time.

Peter
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,848
Posted By kiwipete
Prop strike inspection. Nil damage. Engine was 3...

Prop strike inspection. Nil damage. Engine was 3 years since OH. (Late 2010) So after replacing the valves, cam and followers, bearings plus a couple of gears it was signed off as 0SMOH.
Not sure if...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-12-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,848
Posted By kiwipete
Interestingly I have just had an 540 rebuilt...

Interestingly I have just had an 540 rebuilt after 300 hours on new ECI cylinders and we replaced all the exhaust valves due to wear.

Peter
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,152
Posted By kiwipete
Which exhaust do you have?

A different sump will require a different exhaust. So you need to ensure you have the correct exhaust for either the horzontal or vertical injection sumps.

Peter
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-31-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,774
Posted By kiwipete
Pipe support

It also looks like there was no support, for the rear of the pipes, so a lot of leverage on that joint.

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-06-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,770
Posted By kiwipete
Copy from my post in rv-6a accident thread

I think without further investigation that the trim readings can't really tell anything.
The report says the trim units are read by the dynon as a figure of +1 to -1 the trim is shown to go from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,730
Posted By kiwipete
Online copy

http://www.expaircraft.com/PDF/gns430w-IM.pdf

Cheers

Peter
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-05-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,690
Posted By kiwipete
Trim movement

I think without further investigation that the trim readings can't really tell anything.
The report says the trim units are read by the dynon as a figure of +1 to -1 the trim is shown to go from...
Forum: RV-10 12-05-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,757
Posted By kiwipete
C4b5 to d4a5

I've just been through this with my engine. If you look through the lycoming parts...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-29-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,123
Posted By kiwipete
End float

Rob

Make sure that the pitch cable is adjusted so that you hit the stops on the end and have about 1/8 left before the knob hits the stop.

Cheers

Peter
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-03-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,326
Posted By kiwipete
Differences

I too brought an aztec engine. The things I needed to change were the engine mount ears from large to small hole and the studs on the prop gov. Pad needed to be longer.
If you look through the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2014, 04:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,709
Posted By kiwipete
Mounting

John

I'm interested in your mounting position. As for the ELT to get a GPS position it needs to be able to see the sky. I'm thinking of mounting mine in the baggage compartment. I had thought of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,709
Posted By kiwipete
Arrow John A 24g wire will solder on. If you look, the...

John

A 24g wire will solder on. If you look, the pin is cut at an angle and the wire basically sits on that. The pin is not really hollow. So no a smaller size wire will really go in more than 1/16...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-24-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,551
Posted By kiwipete
Price

When I brought mine in 2007 a superior was 20% cheaper.
Competition is good. I'm glad ECI have finally started building 540's as the price of a 540 compared to 360's is hard to justify. Two more...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-07-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,743
Posted By kiwipete
Lycoming engine list

Try this link

http://pitts.co.nz/uploads/engine/lycoming%20engine%20models.pdf

Peter
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,851
Posted By kiwipete
Bob Welcome to VAF I built my Rv-7 in a single...

Bob

Welcome to VAF

I built my Rv-7 in a single car garage and most of my -10. I only ever had the section I was working on. The rest stored in other garages.
My bench is about 5X3 ft with a slot...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-17-2014, 12:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,097
Posted By kiwipete
G3X interconnects

Hi I sent an email to G3xpert but I'm still waiting a reply.

Meantime if anyone here can help with my questions it would be appreciated

I'm setting up my system for my RV-10. In the UK we have to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-20-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,374
Posted By kiwipete
Permatex gasket remover. Spray on and it eats...

Permatex gasket remover. Spray on and it eats right through it.

Peter
Forum: My RV Build Project 08-18-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 299,283
Posted By kiwipete
Form a funnel

I think it was originally designed by an rv'er but it's one of the simplest and best things I've ever brought.

http://www.formafunnel.com

Catches every drop. I just put a container somewhere near...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-27-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,236
Posted By kiwipete
Micheal I agree the washer method is not the...

Micheal

I agree the washer method is not the best, Dan's solution is much better, that's why I didn't mention a washer.

Cheers

Peter
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