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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 591
Posted By NinerBikes
15 gallon tank for a good price. Or a couple of 7...

15 gallon tank for a good price. Or a couple of 7 gallon no glug jugs.

https://www.jazproducts.com/store/racing-accessories/utility-jugs
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-26-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,382
Posted By NinerBikes
When you pull your new BING floats out of the...

When you pull your new BING floats out of the box, take some pictures of them and post them up here. Maybe also post up the part # you ordered, too, or a link to order from Bing, so others might...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,382
Posted By NinerBikes
To be correct, Bing Carburetors has not solved...

To be correct, Bing Carburetors has not solved the sinking float problems with their vendor or supplier. Try another brand of Mogas fuel, instead?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 987
Posted By NinerBikes
I'd give the Dynon tech line a phone call and...

I'd give the Dynon tech line a phone call and have them see if they can help you trouble shoot that radio problem. It might have something to do with the serial port # assigned to the GTR200.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,382
Posted By NinerBikes
And what are you running for fuel? 100LL, Mogas...

And what are you running for fuel? 100LL, Mogas E-10, or ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,321
Posted By NinerBikes
Thank you , Joe!

Thank you , Joe!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,321
Posted By NinerBikes
Most are built exactly to plan, and then...

Most are built exactly to plan, and then certified for airworthiness. Which is my understanding what makes them Experimental Light Sport Aircraft.

Experiment Amateur Build, the builder can make all...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,321
Posted By NinerBikes
Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe you need...

Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe you need to take a 120 hr course to get your A&P Certificate? Someone here, set me straight.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,321
Posted By NinerBikes
Security is a little tight at the airports I...

Security is a little tight at the airports I frequent, the teenagers getting into the hangar areas is a unheard of nowadays since 9-11, compared to the 1970's and 1980's where you could hang out at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,321
Posted By NinerBikes
As an owner of a RV-12, then if you are the 2nd...

As an owner of a RV-12, then if you are the 2nd or later owner of an E-AB build, then, unless you already HAVE your A&P, or the 120 hr course, you will be paying annually for someone else with a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By NinerBikes
Were the vent knobs an option or standard with...

Were the vent knobs an option or standard with the legacy model back in 2015? Or should I ask P/N and price?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
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Views: 1,478
Posted By NinerBikes
You stated that you wanted to run your avionics...

You stated that you wanted to run your avionics for an extended period of time.


If that's what you want to do, then disconnect your battery and use the PSU. Non issue.

Or leave it connected, and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
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Views: 1,478
Posted By NinerBikes
Any 25 amp or above Switching Power Supply that...

Any 25 amp or above Switching Power Supply that you can adjust the voltage to 14.4V could be used.

http://www.megawattpowersupplies.com/

Down at the bottom, you can get a unit for $50. S-350-12...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,865
Posted By NinerBikes
Best price I could get this week for 91 E10 from...

Best price I could get this week for 91 E10 from Conoco Phillips /76 was $3.99 here. So much road tax per gallon is the difference in price. Not driving roads burning gas flying, either. A good...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,865
Posted By NinerBikes
How is the heat and humidty in the summer time,...

How is the heat and humidty in the summer time, there, vs CA ? Beautiful arrangement there.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,109
Posted By NinerBikes
Keep scrolling... there's a lot of A/P's out...

Keep scrolling... there's a lot of A/P's out there too that don't own a RV-12 and work on them.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,109
Posted By NinerBikes
You can see here, once Lionel has taken his RV-12...

You can see here, once Lionel has taken his RV-12 flying again, so you know it's fixed, and working. ;)

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N58CV
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,109
Posted By NinerBikes
Only Lon knows what his fixed expenses per day...

Only Lon knows what his fixed expenses per day are, and what his professional time is still worth. My educated guess is that he is or was able to bill in the mid to high multiple $100's per hour for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,109
Posted By NinerBikes
Hopefully, you don't blow another internal fuse...

Hopefully, you don't blow another internal fuse module. Something tells me you are drawing too much current and that's why the fuse blew. Or you had a low voltage situation from a low battery state...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,109
Posted By NinerBikes
Your per diem costs will exceed the costs of the...

Your per diem costs will exceed the costs of the part when you include shipping costs both ways and turn around times. Trust me on this. Patch wire in a fuse holder at the VR to the switch, behind...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-14-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,112
Posted By NinerBikes
I guess you left CA for good?

I guess you left CA for good?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,319
Posted By NinerBikes
OP, did this ever get resolved, with checking...

OP, did this ever get resolved, with checking carb float bowls for debris?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,109
Posted By NinerBikes
A charge controller with rectifiers also has a...

A charge controller with rectifiers also has a "low side voltage" limit, to prevent damage to the alternator, in the event the battery has a shorted cell. It also should prevent the battery from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,109
Posted By NinerBikes
Most of those fuses, if they go bad, the bad fuse...

Most of those fuses, if they go bad, the bad fuse lights up with a LED to indicate the bad fuse.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,109
Posted By NinerBikes
Are you sure your C pin is 1.18 volts or is that...

Are you sure your C pin is 1.18 volts or is that a smartphone typo and it's 11.80V? I want you to be double sure about that measurement.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,109
Posted By NinerBikes
Keep in mind, if you blew that fuse, you are...

Keep in mind, if you blew that fuse, you are still drawing too much current with all your electrical devices, and need to determine why you blew that fuse.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,109
Posted By NinerBikes
Also, Tear everything apart that has a ground......

Also,

Tear everything apart that has a ground... alternator, engine, engine mounts, ground wire mounts, ground for your HDX units, everything, and scuff them all up. It might be on the ground side...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,109
Posted By NinerBikes
Your buss voltage should be at or nearly the same...

Your buss voltage should be at or nearly the same as B+ on the voltage regulator and + terminal on the battery, when the engine is running.

You'll need 2700 rpm or more to generate positive amps...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,109
Posted By NinerBikes
Also be sure to check that the spade connectors...

Also be sure to check that the spade connectors are tight on the voltage regulator.

They can get loose and need adjustment to "bite" the spade lug properly for continuity. Time and vibration can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-08-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,109
Posted By NinerBikes
I'm hazarding a guess here, but I believe you...

I'm hazarding a guess here, but I believe you should try and disconnect one of the Dynon HDX screens completely, and just run one screen, and see what you get for Voltage and Amps.

Short of that,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,382
Posted By NinerBikes
Friend Bob just went through the same thing......

Friend Bob just went through the same thing... Smell of fuel was coming from a non sealing O-Ring on the gas cap, despite the latch and bolts tensioning and compressing/displacing the o ring slightly...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 11-04-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 136,319
Posted By NinerBikes
An electric RV-12 won't have carb float problems,...

An electric RV-12 won't have carb float problems, coolant lines every 5 years, carb synch problems, gearbox wear problems, lead in sump tank problems.

It would also, if battery packs can be changed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By NinerBikes
There was a post by RV2002builder about why the...

There was a post by RV2002builder about why the less than 2500 rpm when the oil temperature is below 120F.

The oil pump sucks oil from the sump tank. At lower oil temperatures, when the oil is high...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,382
Posted By NinerBikes
We now return you to the sinker float club for...

We now return you to the sinker float club for Bing 64 carbs on Rotax 912's
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By NinerBikes
Try to keep the rpm's between 2000 and 2500...

Try to keep the rpm's between 2000 and 2500 during warm up, the gear box needs the load from the prop to not prematurely wear out the dogs and bellville washers in it and cause a premature rebuild. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,319
Posted By NinerBikes
There have been many rough engine problems caused...

There have been many rough engine problems caused by contamination within the carb. These are often intermittent because the partial causing the problem can move around.

Not sure what "partial"...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,319
Posted By NinerBikes
Let the OIL TEMP indicated warm up to over...

Let the OIL TEMP indicated warm up to over 123F...

No one knows what you mean by letting the engine warm up to maybe 135.... based on which gauge?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,382
Posted By NinerBikes
We might or might not be members of sinker club...

We might or might not be members of sinker club at 190 hrs. Plane is exhibiting smell of fuel in cockpit, twice in mid flight.

Became noticeable after we got up in elevation, temps got cooler,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,408
Posted By NinerBikes
On a related note... I've owned a lot of various...

On a related note... I've owned a lot of various VW turbo diesel motors, and I've run Shell Rotella T6 5w-40 in all of them and Mobil 1 Turbo Diesel Truck 5w-40 in all of them. 10,000 miles between...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-02-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,319
Posted By NinerBikes
Are you running Mogas or 100LL ? I believe oil...

Are you running Mogas or 100LL ?

I believe oil temp needs to reach 123 F before doing your run up. Of course, run up and ignitions switch rpm drop checks are to be done long before take off.

Let...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-31-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,557
Posted By NinerBikes
The voltage is normal for something drawing a lot...

The voltage is normal for something drawing a lot of current and being consistent about doing it. 13.3V and 8 to 9 amps in the negative, the alternator can't keep up with the power draw, and the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-30-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,557
Posted By NinerBikes
We had a situation last week where we were flying...

We had a situation last week where we were flying at 5200 rpms , showing 13.3 to 13.7V and -4 to -8 or -9 amps, and I started pulling fuses while Bob was flying, trying to isolate the problem. No...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-30-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,942
Posted By NinerBikes
The Dynon pack does indeed make it easy for you,...

The Dynon pack does indeed make it easy for you, but it never balance charges all of the cells, and that's a major cause of failure in LiPo battery packs. Lazy cells kill off the harder working...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By NinerBikes
Pro tip.... They'd prevent head collisions, too,...

Pro tip....

They'd prevent head collisions, too, or at least soften the blow. Just ask the guy that sampled his fuel and got a chance meeting with the side of his forehead with one of those savage...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,231
Posted By NinerBikes
Latest in the puzzle, with still not getting ADSB...

Latest in the puzzle, with still not getting ADSB In was checking the serial ports in setup. The 470 was not showing up, and serial ports 3,4 and 5 were showing as XPNDER 261, ADHARS, and GPS-2020. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,262
Posted By NinerBikes
I would not call it a long ways, the runway is...

I would not call it a long ways, the runway is 4120 ft to work with. Sometimes, like with a 7 to 10kt head wind, the plane settles easily, you almost feel nothing except hearing the main tires squeal...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,262
Posted By NinerBikes
What's the difference between a steeper approach,...

What's the difference between a steeper approach, and slipping it sideways or forward to descend? Still learning to fly and land here.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By NinerBikes
Yeah, I liked Bill's build and lack of weight...

Yeah, I liked Bill's build and lack of weight from not adding much paint except the fiberglass.

Just couldn't find a way to get it to CA with how the weather is this time of year, short of putting...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,262
Posted By NinerBikes
We have obstacles on both ends of the runway, in...

We have obstacles on both ends of the runway, in the form of tall trees, electrical power lines, and buildings, that are quite close to the runway.

The owner has his RV-12 with 2 people in it set...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 20,173
Posted By NinerBikes
Not a problem, will keep an eye on it, and keep...

Not a problem, will keep an eye on it, and keep regulator in the plane, that way, we always have a plug and play spare.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,971
Posted By NinerBikes
Just ordered the John Deere model. Is that plug...

Just ordered the John Deere model. Is that plug and play compared to the original Ducati VR ? search " ebay Rectifier Voltage Regulator John Deere Mowers Tractors AM101406 MIA881279 Just noticed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 20,173
Posted By NinerBikes
We think N836BL with 187 hrs just got added to...

We think N836BL with 187 hrs just got added to the list of Ducati Voltage Regulator slash Charge controller failures.

Voltage is just acting horrendous... 4000 rpm run up, 13.3 V - 8 amps, then...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,435
Posted By NinerBikes
There was one for sale near Muenster something in...

There was one for sale near Muenster something in MI last week, but I think it sold. At Zender airfield. tail # is n952wt... look it up and see if you can take a peek.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-24-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,231
Posted By NinerBikes
Thanks for the additional suggestions, Scott.

Thanks for the additional suggestions, Scott.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-24-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 20,173
Posted By NinerBikes
In the automotive world, electrical failures are...

In the automotive world, electrical failures are usually linked. Diodes fail, or voltage regulator fails, puts excessive load on generator or alternator, eats up the brushes, bulges and overcharges...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-23-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,231
Posted By NinerBikes
Talked with Dynon tech support today. Found a...

Talked with Dynon tech support today.

Found a few things wrong.

Serial port 3 was ported up to a Garmin SL40 radio, since changed, now, to the correct Garmin GTR-200. Possible error due to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-22-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By NinerBikes
Thought I saw a retired guy with a RV 7 or rv-9...

Thought I saw a retired guy with a RV 7 or rv-9 down in Ramona, or French Valley that helped someone out with a bird that shattered a canopy in Apple Valley that's expert in that stuff? Do a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-22-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By NinerBikes
Too lean, generally, or too rich? Clean the...

Too lean, generally, or too rich?

Clean the air filters and check the color of the spark plugs? Rebuild the carbs? Thoughts?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-22-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,463
Posted By NinerBikes
My friend replaced his NGK's at 140 hours on the...

My friend replaced his NGK's at 140 hours on the motor, at the 2nd annual. I think it was about 24 to $28 to buy all 8 plugs?

The used plugs looked practically new, there was no visible wear or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,495
Posted By NinerBikes
Read above and verify if it is correct... if it...

Read above and verify if it is correct... if it is a S-LSA, the 5 year hose requirement is mandatory. Not mandatory for E-LSA.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By NinerBikes
Keep following that circuit back, from other side...

Keep following that circuit back, from other side of switch, that is getting 1.9V, until you find where you are getting a full 13 V. Where the voltage changes and drops is where the problem is.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By NinerBikes
If it starts and runs, and then at 4000 rpms, you...

If it starts and runs, and then at 4000 rpms, you are seeing those kind of rpm drops instead of 80 to 90 rpm, for each, I would suspect something in the ignition system. Go through each item in the...
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