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Re: Rudi's RV10 Build: RV ZULU-X

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:50 pm

Just came back from a nice trip to Namibia, the RV10 is a perfect cruising machine. Lots of space, plenty fast, and very economical all on Mogas.
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Re: Rudi's RV10 Build: RV ZULU-X

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:28 pm

Hmm long time no update...Did some RV10 flipping.

Giving Dad his first RV10 flight and his Son first ever flight...

..and dad took a selfie worth sharing! All RV grins and thumbs up :smt023
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Re: Rudi's RV10 Build: RV ZULU-X

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:31 pm

2017 Annual Maintenance Feedback

Just a quick update. Completed RV Zulu 10's annual inspection this weekend and ZERO problems or snags to solve, what a pleasure! New oil, clean filters and clean plugs and she is back in service for less than R1,200 per annual. Owner built and maintained what a pleasure! With these cost savings, it means more spending money available on fuel and accommodation... Now to plan that next fly away! I am thinking Mozambique :twisted:
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Air Safari: Mozambique Coast and Islands

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:51 am

So I decided to do an Air Safari to Mozambique in my RV Zulu 10 and visit the islands and do a scenic coastal tour during the end of September / beginning October school holidays.

Thank you to avcom members Ben, JacoS and Emil for valuable information so far. I will share my findings here for others that might be interested OR If you have valuable information to share or based at my stopovers in Moz let me know!

The plan is to clear customs via Kruger/Maputo, and stay over at Inhaca Island for a few days.
Then scenic routing low-level Coast wise to Inhambane and stay over at Tofo for a few days.
Then scenic routing low-level Coast wise to Vilankulo and explore the Islands and northern coast maybe up to Beira for a few days.
Clear customs Vilankulo/Polokwane on the way back home to The Coves.

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Unread post by RudiGreyling » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:01 am

So during my planning for the above Air Safari to Mozambique Coast and Islands, it became evident that most of their airports have RNAV approaches only. Years ago when I started flying IF, RNAV were few and far between, but it seems it is becoming more prevalent so now I see an opportunity to expand my knowledge.

I decided to remedy the situation enrol for RNAV GNNS course and do the rating. I perform the theory class next week Thursday (31 Aug) and will let you know how it goes.
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Re: Rudi's RV10 Build: RV ZULU-X

Unread post by freeflyrush » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:12 am

Brilliant! Let us know how the course goes, i'm looking at upgrading to CPL soon and will follow suite.
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Re: Rudi's RV10 Build: RV ZULU-X

Unread post by PJL » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:34 am

I need to fly to Beira at the end of next month and as I have not done Beira before I will be accompanied by Gogga to help me through the loops.

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Re: Rudi's RV10 Build: RV ZULU-X

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:20 pm

freeflyrush wrote:Brilliant! Let us know how the course goes, i'm looking at upgrading to CPL soon and will follow suite.
Ok feedback, I attended the theory class, was a full day, very interesting. The first half of the day started with background, equipment required, why etc. which is very theoretical but still interesting if you really want to understand.

The Second half is more about the practical side of it, looking at some plates and difference, and instructor sharing experiences. I really liked the practical examples the experienced instructor/tutor used.

A) You need to write a theory test and get 75% to pass. The RNAV Theory Pass gets endorsed in your logbook.

In my humble opinion, the R1,300 is well worth the theory class and I feel it was money well spent.

B) The next step is to go fly and practise a couple of RNAV approaches till proficient, then

C) you need to do a PRACTICAL test with a qualified DFE that will endorse it in your logbook if you PASS the PRACTICAL. (You can do it as part of your annual renewal test)

D) Then you fill in a CAA form and off to CAA you go to get LEGAL.

It is refreshing and I am learning new things.
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Re: Rudi's RV10 Build: RV ZULU-X

Unread post by lodge » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:25 pm

your rv looks great Rudi,well done =D>
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Re: Rudi's RV10 Build: RV ZULU-X

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:49 pm

lodge wrote:your rv looks great Rudi,well done =D>
Thanx Lodge!
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Moz Air Safari

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:15 pm

So we are back from a Fantastic 17 Day Mozambique Air Safari!

We visited 5 airports: FQMA, FQBI, FQIA, FQIN and FQVL

We made so many memories and had a fantastic time. So many pictures to share, so I will start with this collage.(We shared many more with our facebook friends)

Our homebuilt Holiday RV10 Vliegmasjien performed flawlessly, especially on Mozambique Mogas since avgas availability was a problem.

The flying along the coast from Bilene to Vilanculos is out of this world, we counted 98 whales.
The turquoise waters around the islands at Vilanculos during low tide is indescribable.

We did NOT have significant bureaucratic or bribery altercations, not more than Bots, Zim, Namibia or Malawi for instance, but there was some, as expected as this is Africa and a tourist has a wallet.

The landing fees ($11), passenger fees ($5 local $35 international), navigation fees ($21) and parking per day ($5) for every airport feels a bit much if you compare FQVL vs FQIA facilities, but I guess it is the price you pay for flying freedom and speed vs driving.

Some Telephone numbers
FQVL +258 293 82 207 & +258 293 30 047
FQIN +258 293 20 312
FQMA +258 84 389 1432

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Re: Rudi's RV10 Build: RV ZULU-X

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:29 pm

Mozambiquean RV10 Airplane Refeuling Van: Mogas and a Tuk Tuk ;-)

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Re: Rudi's RV10 Build: RV ZULU-X

Unread post by happyskipper » Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:27 pm

Hi Rudi - I applaud your adventurous spirit, and even more, that of your family.
Well done on a great adventure, and thanks for the feedback.
Did you have to fill in a TIP [Temporary Import Permit] for the RV?
The gasolina in outlying areas has been very suspect, especially up North. What precautions did you take against contamination of fuel with water, sediment and alcohol?

I intend bringing my Jodel up to Nacala next year, and am doing a feasibility study to determine whether it really is a good idea.
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Re: Rudi's RV10 Build: RV ZULU-X

Unread post by RudiGreyling » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:05 pm

happyskipper wrote:Hi Rudi - I applaud your adventurous spirit, and even more, that of your family.
Well done on a great adventure, and thanks for the feedback.
Did you have to fill in a TIP [Temporary Import Permit] for the RV?
The gasolina in outlying areas has been very suspect, especially up North. What precautions did you take against contamination of fuel with water, sediment and alcohol?

I intend bringing my Jodel up to Nacala next year, and am doing a feasibility study to determine whether it really is a good idea.
Thanx Happy Skinner. :D

Ditto, temp import permit was completed at port of entry.
Mogas Precautions are: Go to a big busy garage, check a small sample of fuel, Use own Jerry Cans, Fill via MR Funnel at Garage (see pic above), first only use on one tank during the cruise phase watch for anomolies. For alcohol you can fill your fuel tester with 10 to 20% water, mark it, add fuel, shake and see if water level rises above mark.

I hope that helps?
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