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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 16,053
Posted By Tony_T
Piper J3 is correct, I agree. The REALITY is if...

Piper J3 is correct, I agree. The REALITY is if the nose leg fails and the SB has not been completed then my insurance may not cover and even if it does the rates would become so high my flying days...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2020, 08:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,989
Posted By Tony_T
From the POH: Fuel Sample CHECK for water or...

From the POH:
Fuel Sample CHECK for water or sediment
contamination with fuel pump ON.



If you have the non-vented fuel cap and the new vent and fill the tank completely, a temp increase in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,323
Posted By Tony_T
I'll bet you have it, here's a picture from the...

I'll bet you have it, here's a picture from the MM p.3-15 as previously mentioned by jrtens:
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-k8QZFd8/0/2354e9c3/L/i-k8QZFd8-L.png
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 978
Posted By Tony_T
One quart should be enough. I bought one quart...

One quart should be enough. I bought one quart of West Systems Marine Grade Epoxy and hardener at a local boat store (no shipping) and used it on the canopy layups plus a few other small places. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-16-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,524
Posted By Tony_T
Can you describe where on the WD-1220 the crack...

Can you describe where on the WD-1220 the crack was found?

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-FDd9zM7/0/9e11eccd/O/i-FDd9zM7.png

When you talked to Van's, did you report the crack to their...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,601
Posted By Tony_T
This thread has gone off the track. Niner is...

This thread has gone off the track. Niner is happy with his logic -- so be it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-04-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,806
Posted By Tony_T
I believe RV12JT has a Sling aircraft. Sometimes...

I believe RV12JT has a Sling aircraft. Sometimes important details are left out.
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-28-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,251
Posted By Tony_T
In-cockpit rudder gust lock

I made up a gust lock from PVC pipe for my -12. Not my original idea, there have been several posts in the forum and maybe something like this could be made up to fit the -6.

Advantages: It's...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 24
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Views: 2,199
Posted By Tony_T
The cigarette lighter is fused 5 amp (POWER...

The cigarette lighter is fused 5 amp (POWER OUTLET) on your switch/fuse module. It would not be wise to install a higher rated fuse and try to power your avionics through this circuit. Five amps...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,220
Posted By Tony_T
Thumbs down Practice kits for RV12?

For what it's worth, neither of the practice kits are particularly applicable to building an RV12. They predate the RV12 by years and are designed to teach rivet gun riveting along with some very...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,001
Posted By Tony_T
1. Pin 13 is a used pin. It is the connection...

1. Pin 13 is a used pin. It is the connection that carries the voltage from the 1 amp fuse (that burned out) to the Master Switch. When the master is ON that voltage then goes out through Pin 14 to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,001
Posted By Tony_T
To follow-up on Joe's inline fuse solution, D-Sub...

To follow-up on Joe's inline fuse solution, D-Sub pin 13 is on the white/yellow wire of the short 8" IGNITION harness attached to the AV50002 Ignition and Start Module. I think it might be easy to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,488
Posted By Tony_T
Very Nice

That is impressive! Looks like a good move, I'm happy for you. Love the hangar and proximity to a nice runway. Be sure and give us a photo of the sights around there from time to time.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By Tony_T
If the canopy arms are trimmed according to plans...

If the canopy arms are trimmed according to plans you should see 2 exposed screws along the bottom edge of the avionics bay...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-24-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 22,537
Posted By Tony_T
Randy, this is hyperbole and not helpful. Lon,...

Randy, this is hyperbole and not helpful.


Lon, someone on the forum will chime in with useful troubleshooting advice.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-21-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,739
Posted By Tony_T
No experience with the Bosch plugs here, but at 6...

No experience with the Bosch plugs here, but at 6 times the cost of the NGK, I doubt I will ever try them.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By Tony_T
Was just looking through some old screenshots and...

Was just looking through some old screenshots and I see that Air Trip and Time Remaining are displayed when the full screen EMS page is displayed.

This is the standard Van's...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,762
Posted By Tony_T
The "ADSB STATUS" box should display when the...

The "ADSB STATUS" box should display when the WEATHER layer is on. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By Tony_T
I have wondered the same. Reading that there are...

I have wondered the same. Reading that there are air time/flight time timers on both 1000 Touch and HDX. Disclaimer: I have not tried to display or use...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-03-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,065
Posted By Tony_T
Man, you guys are flying high. But you don't...

Man, you guys are flying high. But you don't need to be very high to see a significant drop in the Vne number.

The POH Vne for the -12 is 136KTAS. Yeah, I know, she's a slow bird compared to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,009
Posted By Tony_T
Switch lights

For what it's worth, I can confirm that there are no pots on the AV-50000A control module for any lights. All of those adjustment pots are to control various audio volumes except there is one other...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By Tony_T
The wiring should already be in place. Don't...

The wiring should already be in place. Don't know when the servo mounting brackets became standard, but probably early on. The builder should be able to answer that question.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,087
Posted By Tony_T
The pitch servo is under the seat pan, pilot...

The pitch servo is under the seat pan, pilot side:
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-gxqVCbN/0/f74680fa/L/i-gxqVCbN-L.png

The roll servo is behind the baggage bulkhead in the tail cone. Mounts on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-23-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,837
Posted By Tony_T
Bogert Tow Bar

I bought a Bogert tow bar ten years ago. This was before the Van's tow bar came out. It has gotten pretty worn out and developed cracks in the tubes. I got a lot of use out of the tow bar and can't...
Forum: Reviews 09-23-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By Tony_T
Bogert Aviation - Excellent Company

I bought a Bogert tow bar for my RV-12 ten years ago and have simply worn it out. There are several cracks in the bars. I contacted Bogert, told them I had a 10 year old tow bar that was broken. Got...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,143
Posted By Tony_T
RV-12 VR connector

As Joe says, the small yellow wire on the "C" terminal must have battery voltage on it when the Master is turned on.

The black connector can be problematic as you can't easily tell if all the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By Tony_T
Fuel cap instructions

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-p6vB5g7/0/da485b75/L/i-p6vB5g7-L.jpg
Forum: Virtual Hangar 07-10-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,019
Posted By Tony_T
Mike, I saw this today and Karen and I are so...

Mike,

I saw this today and Karen and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We mention you from time to time, and the guys at KOLM do too, and wonder how you are doing.

Best wishes
Tony and Karen...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,749
Posted By Tony_T
The magnet would work but I am a little hesitant...

The magnet would work but I am a little hesitant to place a magnetic source that close to the magnetometer, in case of the D-180, or the ADAHRS, in case of SV, located a few feet away in the tail...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,749
Posted By Tony_T
As Scott and others have said, it is possible to...

As Scott and others have said, it is possible to adjust the latch you have but even after having done that mine was still too difficult to get open in a possible emergency. I used to carry a short...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By Tony_T
JFCRV12, The advise to buy a later -12 that is...

JFCRV12,
The advise to buy a later -12 that is already equipped the way you want has merit.

BTW, if you are set on the HDX then it can be swapped into a SV equipped panel just by installing a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,371
Posted By Tony_T
Relating to the aviation and obstacles database...

Relating to the aviation and obstacles database updates is the Ethernet cable connecting the second screen, or lack of. Each SVT has an Ethernet port and Dynon recommends that an ethernet cable be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,121
Posted By Tony_T
Hi Paul, sorry to hear you have the affected...

Hi Paul, sorry to hear you have the affected part. But, are we sure it is a Rotax problem?
The Rotax 912 is installed in a million (OK, maybe hundreds) different airplanes with a variety of exhaust...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,983
Posted By Tony_T
D-180 updating

Jim,

Yeah, unlike the SV you have to hook up a computer to the D-180 to do the software update. The process is a bit scary the first time you do it, and it has been several years since I did it but...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,855
Posted By Tony_T
Cyclone, you are right of course. And I have...

Cyclone, you are right of course. And I have steered the thread off track a bit, sorry for that.

The jumper wire is used with the SH regulator whether you have the ULS motor or the iS motor.

My...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By Tony_T
EGT part number

I just replaced one of mine with this one. It works.

Dynon prefers not to sell parts but probably will refer you to a distributor.

Available from AC Spruce Part no. 10-01844 for $36.00 plus...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,855
Posted By Tony_T
Yes, I understood that. Just trying to be clear...

Yes, I understood that. Just trying to be clear about when the jumper is used.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,855
Posted By Tony_T
I agree that the proper fix would be to relocate...

I agree that the proper fix would be to relocate the fuse for the regulator activation yellow wire, and NOT use the jumper fix.

That said, your post implies that there is a jumper used to activate...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-01-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By Tony_T
The correct cotter pin for the Matco axle is...

The correct cotter pin for the Matco axle is Matco part #MSC.125X2COTTERPIN - COTTER PIN Z/P. http://www.matcomfg.com/COTTERPINZP-idv-3325-35.html

The description is misleading as it is not a .125...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 840
Posted By Tony_T
Stop!

I agree with Scott 100 percent. There is absolutely no up-side to trying to fit the cowl before the engine is installed. After you have the spinner back plate for reference you can position the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By Tony_T
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-QrST29g/0/c9de...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-QrST29g/0/c9de9977/L/i-QrST29g-L.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,633
Posted By Tony_T
Nice site Randy. Looking forward to following...

Nice site Randy. Looking forward to following this build.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-24-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,724
Posted By Tony_T
I used a 11X17 slant-D ring. I have a 2" and...

I used a 11X17 slant-D ring. I have a 2" and have very little room left in it. There are more pages in the plans now, so get a 2" at least.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,970
Posted By Tony_T
You might consider removing the wedge and...

You might consider removing the wedge and installing the Van's rudder trim tab available as a retrofit kit. Search the web store for "12 Rudder Trim Kit". It costs only 7 bucks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,817
Posted By Tony_T
I did the same as BigJohn and found a rattle can...

I did the same as BigJohn and found a rattle can paint that was close enough. Doesn't match exactly but the part is small and will not be noticed unless pointed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,425
Posted By Tony_T
Upgraded this hose in 2015 during my 5 year...

Upgraded this hose in 2015 during my 5 year rubber replacement exercise.

Used a coolant specific hose rated for high-temp and Vacuum. I feel the temperature rating is important to prevent early...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,276
Posted By Tony_T
Main landing gear seals per KAI...

Main landing gear seals per KAI 38iS/U-10/11

This would make a nice retro-fit kit, for those of us not wanting speed fairings.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,801
Posted By Tony_T
OK, thanks, questions answered. I think they...

OK, thanks, questions answered. I think they were pertinent questions; ease of maintenance is a valid concern.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,801
Posted By Tony_T
Section 10 shows the access opening in the bottom...

Section 10 shows the access opening in the bottom skin.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-7fwZQx6/0/099145d7/L/i-7fwZQx6-L.png

As I said, you could get one hand through the opening.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,801
Posted By Tony_T
Yes, I forgot. But it is rather small, you could...

Yes, I forgot. But it is rather small, you could get maybe one hand though:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-NgdZNF7/0/1e581bc0/L/i-NgdZNF7-L.jpg

Has another access panel been added? It would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,801
Posted By Tony_T
Our little Chevrolet has evolved into a...

Our little Chevrolet has evolved into a Mercedes!

That fuel pump/filter module looks like it could feed an SR-71 engine. OK, maybe that's an exaggeration ;).

Maintenance of the filters and pumps...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,358
Posted By Tony_T
There are a good number of flying RV12s in our...

There are a good number of flying RV12s in our area and more building. I have been hosting an annual get together at PWT since 2012, usually in August, that I call an RV-12 Bull Session. We fly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,358
Posted By Tony_T
Separate

There are already over 80,000 posts in the RV-12 forum, more than any other RV. A search for info on a subject yields a lot of threads to wade through. Most of those regard issues that have been...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,198
Posted By Tony_T
Actually, the bearing discussed is not a sealed...

Actually, the bearing discussed is not a sealed bearing; it's a bearing with an integral seal:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-pwHMVxH/0/c529b351/O/i-pwHMVxH.png
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-13-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,500
Posted By Tony_T
This is in a -12, but the idea would work in most...

This is in a -12, but the idea would work in most any RV methinks:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Kgb28sB/0/1e5a7493/L/i-Kgb28sB-L.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 852
Posted By Tony_T
Yeah, the GPS is on a serial port and you have to...

Yeah, the GPS is on a serial port and you have to change it from the GPS 250 to your new GPS 2020:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-f3XBsLT/0/95d63a43/L/i-f3XBsLT-L.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,454
Posted By Tony_T
The "legacy" trim connectors were spades. The...

The "legacy" trim connectors were spades. The servo wires are very small gauge and the spades are made for bigger wire so it was difficult to get a good crimp. This is the first place to check when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,942
Posted By Tony_T
Improving grounding

The RV-12 engine to airframe ground is one heavy white wire on the right hand side of the engine. I decided to add a similar ground wire on the left side and attached it to a vacant cylinder head...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-26-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By Tony_T
Sec S/U p. 11 shows the new MLG seals. That...

Sec S/U p. 11 shows the new MLG seals. That would be an nice upgrade for flying airplanes. One could just order the parts, but I'm hoping Van's will make it easy by offering a retro-fit kit....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By Tony_T
I think you are on the right track to get it...

I think you are on the right track to get it working. Looking back at my old notes on this I see that NEMA In/NEMA Out Serial Data Format was the default on my 496 and that did not work with the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By Tony_T
The 825 012 won't accept much oil poured into the...

The 825 012 won't accept much oil poured into the center hole, maybe a small amount, but not enough to pre-load the filter. The internal structure is different. You can see they are different...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,431
Posted By Tony_T
I fill it about 80% full, letting the oil settle...

I fill it about 80% full, letting the oil settle into the filter materials. Hold a blue shop rag under the mount and quickly turn it up and screw it on. You don't lose much oil at all. Works for...
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