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Re: Rudi's RV build progress...Done and Flying

Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:46 am

Hi Rudi,

Just a question about your PFD efis.

What are the 3 abbreviations and numbers down the right hand side of the screen. Its mx, cr and mn (I think in that order). I really like the 2 Dynon screens, gives you alot of info and the engine efis is nice and clear and concise.

Sounds like you having a great time enjoyinng the fruits of your labour.

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Re: Rudi's RV build progress...Done and Flying

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:22 am

Hawkerdriver wrote:<SNIP>
What are the 3 abbreviations and numbers down the right hand side of the screen. Its mx, cr and mn (I think in that order). I really like the 2 Dynon screens, gives you alot of info and the engine efis is nice and clear and concise.
Sounds like you having a great time enjoyinng the fruits of your labour.
Jayson
Hi Jayson,

It has is the G-Meter readouts:
MX = Max G's since last reset: It shows a value of 3.1 G, from the previous days Aeros Practise where we did a lot of spins and un-usual attitude recoveries
CR = Current G's (Instantaneous G Reading): Value of 1.0 means I am currently flying straight and level
MN = Minimum (including Negative G Reading if gone negative): Value of 0.2 from the previous days Aero Practise.

I really like my 2 Dynons as well, ability to swap screen info between pilot and pax. Clear, high resolution and yet not too cluttered. Flying LOP on it is a treat and concise even I can do it so simple, you see the top EGT value i.e. "2-45", Means it peaked 2nd and currently running at -45 degrees Lean of Peak. Simple hey!

That said these are old (2 Years since I bought them) there are some exiting stuff on the market now, or soon available. Like the NEW generation Dynons! BUT Dynon just release AutoPilot integration into the old Dynons, blowing new life into them. All you need is 2 Servo's no additional Unit Head.

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Re: Rudi's RV build progress...Done and Flying

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Thu Oct 16, 2008 12:54 pm

Hi RVators,

Ian send me some pictures of his first RV flip I gave him the weekend. See below:
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Ian is quite a serious oke, this is him trying his best to keep his emotions under control and not to give an in flight RV grin :twisted:
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Another happy RV builder,
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Unread post by ibeaton » Thu Oct 16, 2008 10:25 pm

Rudi,

Many thanks for a great morning. You have no idea how much"gees" you put into our project. Cannot wait for the big boxes to arrive now. The Empennage is almost done.

What a wonderful machine, really neatly turned out and it flew like an absolute dream. The weather was fantastic, air still and the rolls and wingovers were absolutely fantastic.

Some day, I will be doing that in my own aircraft.
Vans RV7 ZU-FSG complete.

RV10 QB is under way
Empennage complete
Tail cone complete
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Re: Rudi's RV build progress...Done and Flying

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:05 pm

Ian, My Pleasure!
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Re: Rudi's RV build progress...Done and Flying

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:41 pm

Hi Rvators,

Wow what a weekend! First the BAD, I'll post the GOOD later!

The FAKRs broke into my hangar on friday morning 1AM. :evil: (And that is not Krugersdorp airfield :twisted: )

Armed response got there just too late. They basicaly broke in through the main hangar doors. First they loosened a paving brick and then broke my external security lights. Then they crowbarred through the main doors. The alarmed must have triggered and the strobe started flashing. The smashed the strobe light. The huge siren I have inside must have anoyed them, they destroyed the whole alarm box, ripping out the alarm board and damaging it beyond repair. Then they broke the 'office' sliding window jumped in and only stole a small microwave value R400.

This p!sses my off, there is nothing valuable to steal in the hangar but a kettle, bar fridge and microwave. Armed response is going to be on you in minutes so you are not going to have any time to steal anything off any aircraft. So it must be small time criminals, stealing a R400 Microwave and cuasing R4,000 damage.

FAKRs! If I catch you I'll give you a hosepipe beating you'll never forget!

I spend the whole of Friday since 2AM trying to mend the situation, secure and alarm the hangar again. You can imagine my mood on Friday! [-(
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Klerksdorp!

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Sun Oct 19, 2008 7:57 pm

Now The GOOD!!!

We wanted to leave for the Klerksdorp Aerobatic Extravagansa on Friday Afternoon, but Thunder Storms delayed us until Early on Sat Morning.
In total 7 airplanes left Springs for Klerksdorp: 3 trikes, 1 RV, 1 Samba, 1 Pacemaker and 1 Cheetah.

I gave Ferdi his first RV ride, and YES he enjoyed it.
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A fantastic time was had. The wind was just a little more than I was comfortable with to go do some Aeros practise in, so I 'chickened' out, till next time :oops: . But we still had a great time.
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The WX got bad mid afternoon putting a damper on the event, I managed to get into a hanger with friends. Some guys opted to return to their home airfields instead of leaving their craft in the open. We stayed the night and had a lekker lamb on the spit.
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Next morning we were out, with perfect weather, flying via Parys and Vaaldam back home cruising 338KM/H ground speed burning 27 liters per hour Mogas LOP :twisted: I LOVE my RV... :mrgreen:
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Re: Rudi's RV build progress...Done and Flying

Unread post by AndyCAP » Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:33 pm

Rudi, I havnt visited your thread for some time. Congrats on the silverware =D> - I'm not surprised in the least!

Keep on sharing your adventures - its really the icing on the cake! :wink:
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Re: Rudi's RV build progress...Done and Flying

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:40 am

Hi RVators,

Having commitments and/or bad WX on the weekend when I could go flying meant I did not get any. I used to great WX yesterday afternoon to get my flying 'fix' / 'injection' for the week. I also gave Ruan his first flip in a real airplane an RV. He is the 6th person I have given their first RV flip to. We flew to Vaaldam for an hour or so...

Flip a Fellow RVator #6: Yes he enjoyed it, check that RV grin! :twisted:
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Re: Rudi's RV build progress...Done and Flying

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:43 am

Busy, Busy Weekend, but I did not get to do all the flying I wanted to or visit the places I wanted :(
Luckily I got my flying fix the sunday morning, and Riaan went along for the ride...

Flip A Fellow RVator #7:
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Re: Rudi's RV build progress...Done and Flying

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Sun Nov 16, 2008 6:42 pm

Hi Rvators,

Today was just one of those magical flying days, those that awaken the romance of flying.
After all the rain of the past weeks, I decided to go fly the Loskap Dam and Groblersdal Valleys...Beautifull!
I had scattered cloud ceiling playing sun and shadow effects on the lust green area.

It was just me, my RV, some good music, zip zapping above through the valleys, on fantastic day...I Love my RV :twisted:

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There was nobody at Groblersdal so I just made a 1 orbit before departing
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Then I went pass Kittyhawk for a touch and go, from the sky it did not look very busy...
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Do yourself a favour, fly the scenic Loskop Valley after all the rain...

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Re: Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

Unread post by cng » Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:57 pm

hi rudi

just imagine how i must feel i did my conversion yesterday in the 7A
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Re: Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:20 am

cng wrote:hi rudi

just imagine how i must feel i did my conversion yesterday in the 7A
I don't know :twisted: Tell us! :mrgreen:
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Unread post by Rob K » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:42 am

Hey Rudi,

Sorry to hear about the break in - bastards!!!

Are you up for a fly-in meeting at Brits - probably this sunday?

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Re: Rudi's RV7 build progress...Done and Flying

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:39 pm

Rob K wrote:Hey Rudi,

Sorry to hear about the break in - bastards!!!

Are you up for a fly-in meeting at Brits - probably this sunday?

Rob
Hi Rob I think Brits has a Breakfast fly in on Saturday??? Can you make Saturday Morning?
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