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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-12-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By gossend
Angry Oil temp probe for G3x / GEA24 installation

I need a single-wire VDO temp probe #320-051 (as specified by Garmin. They don't supply it, ACS doesn't carry it, Jabiru/Arion is out of stock for weeks, the VDO catalog doesn't even show it! Where...
Forum: RV-12 11-27-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,701
Posted By gossend
Viking CG

The Viking 110 is mounted aft of the rotax mounting point, so the empty cg is only 0.8 inches forward compared to the rotax airplanes. Flight behavior is essentially the same. Like all Vans designs,...
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,397
Posted By gossend
DUC "almost constant speed" propellor

Anyone have any experience with the DUC ground-adjustable carbon fiber props? They claim almost constant speed performance over a wide speed range. They say they achieve this not through blade...
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,219
Posted By gossend
Re: Sheesh

Yep, guilty. :(
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,219
Posted By gossend
Response to the comment that's surely coming:

Yes, I added a bit of weight to the flaperon nose tube to balance out the added mass of the trim system :D
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,219
Posted By gossend
Thumbs up "Next Post"

This falls in the large basket known as "unintended consequences of alterations to a perfectly good design"

My aircraft is a highly modified EAB "sorta RV-12" homebuilt.Most of the 100 or so mods I...
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,219
Posted By gossend
Red face Update!

Nope, everything's square and aligned as per the book. In fact, I remember now that I actually discarded a set of flaperon torque tubes and aligned and drilled the new ones to make them right.

1....
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,012
Posted By gossend
Not exactly ELSA

My -12 (with Viking engine and wing tanks) has over 100 mods, big and small - firmly in the EAB camp 😎
I fininshed it in four years to the day and managed to enjoy over four thousand hours doinlg...
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2017, 10:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,219
Posted By gossend
Of course! In fact the differential would be...

Of course! In fact the differential would be sinusoidal. Iíll pull up the floor panels and have a look.
Thanks Scott
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,012
Posted By gossend
so basically they put it up where the ADHRS for...

so basically they put it up where the ADHRS for the Skyview was. So where'd they put the Garmin ADHRS?
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,012
Posted By gossend
Question Garmin Magnetometer GMU22 location

Where is the GMU22 mounted in the RV-12? I did my Garmin installation before Vans began selling it, and I'm not happy with where I put it.
Thanks
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,219
Posted By gossend
Question Flaperon - induced roll issue

I've been flying N218DG for 18 mos now - 265 happy hours! Except:
When I deploy the first notch of flaps for landing, I've always gotten a pronounced right roll that I have to correct with left stick...
Forum: RV-12 07-04-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,878
Posted By gossend
G3x checklist

...and the rest of us would love to see it too! Thanks in advance
Forum: RV-12 05-30-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,247
Posted By gossend
Question Wing table pix

Standing by with hammer and saw. What a clever idea!
Forum: RV-12 04-09-2017, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,940
Posted By gossend
Not needed. The 12 is quite stable in yaw. I...

Not needed. The 12 is quite stable in yaw. I wouldn't bother, but what do others think?
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,260
Posted By gossend
Nord-locks

Good to hear that. About how many hours have you put on the airplane; and more importantly, roughly how many landings. And is that mostly on dirt, grass, or pavement?
Forum: RV-12 04-02-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,260
Posted By gossend
Question Nord-Lock washers

Anyone consider using Nord-Locks on the main landing gear attach bolts? You know, the bolts you check every year and find them slightly undertorqued - again? Guarantee the Nord-Locks will fix it!...
Forum: RV-12 04-01-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,018
Posted By gossend
AVEX Rivets

Hi Ed! Long time!
Try Byler Rivets - a dealer Ph (972) 986-6792.
OBTW, I just sold that Glasair III you wrote about 25 years ago!:)
Forum: RV-12 04-01-2017, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,695
Posted By gossend
Lightbulb Color me stupid

Maybe I missed it, but I did not plug the 1/8" hole in the top wing skins that is intended as a 'locator' for the wing tie-downs. After a year and 200 hours in fairly humid climates (and rain showers...
Forum: RV-12 03-29-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,613
Posted By gossend
Upgraded fork - just do it?

Can i upgrade the fork and simply reinstall my current nose wheel pant?
OK I hear it's ugly. So what? Cant I just cover it with the wheel pant?
Is this really a big deal?
I dont get it.
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,701
Posted By gossend
G3x vs Skyview

First of all, Don hijacked this thread with his Honda emblem photo - I can't compete!!
But I digress.
I chose the Garmin because of the autopilot. At the time I made that decision, the reports on the...
Forum: RV-12 02-20-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,701
Posted By gossend
Waaay too much fun!

I basically followed Interstate 10 west to overnight in Tucson. Then direct Blythe to Palm Springs, thru the Banning Pass, then headed north to Mohave and into the California valley at Tehatchapie...
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2017, 10:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,701
Posted By gossend
Talking Waaay too much fun in a Viking RV12

I just got home from a 3200 mile round trip exodus in my Viking RV-12. Flew from Georgetown in central Texas to Grass Valley in northern CA. It was the most fun trip in my 40 years of flying and 3500...
Forum: RV-12 12-08-2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,559
Posted By gossend
Smile Flaperon trim servo

I had an uncurable heavy wing when I detcided to do this. I had installed a fixed trim tab, but it was out of trim again when i deployed flaps! This solved both problems and i love flying with...
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,559
Posted By gossend
Flaperon servo wiring

I ran the wires out the inboard end of the flaperon, then up the hinge bracket and into the wing between the first and second ribs. A molex connector is used at the wing root to connect to the Garmin...
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,559
Posted By gossend
Flaperon trim servo

It's a Fergelli L12-30-210-12-5 RC model linear actuator. Plug and Play in place of a MAC or Ray Allen servo
Very light. I threw it up to see if it would come back down, but it floated all around the...
Forum: RV-12 12-05-2016, 10:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,559
Posted By gossend
Flaperon/aileron Trim

Works great...and it's auto-trimmed by my G3X!http://i64.tinypic.com/2d1944p.jpg
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2016, 11:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,645
Posted By gossend
No doubt...just wondering if anyone has tried it.

No doubt...just wondering if anyone has tried it.
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,645
Posted By gossend
Just seems worthwhile

After sealing up the wing roots (as designed), It seems at least something (speed) could be gained by gap seals. Maybe not, but as a true EAB "experimenter", I'd steal for a knot - and kill for three...
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,645
Posted By gossend
Gap Seals on an RV-12?

Anybody tried wing-to-flaperon gap seals on an RV-12? Sure seems like a big one.:)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 21,550
Posted By gossend
Vinyl wrap and pop rivets! ??

Anybody dare to wrap an RV-12?? How did it work out? Pix?
Forum: Electrical Systems 06-16-2016, 12:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,227
Posted By gossend
Thumbs up Go B&C and move on to other problems- 'cause you wont have this one any more

I just sold my 1990 Glasair III. i had 25 years and 2100 hours on my original B&C alternator. I asked them if I should send it in when I overhauled my engine at 1800 hours, and they said they'd be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 18,969
Posted By gossend
End of the questi

If you ever discover Loctite 567, your quest will be over:)
Forum: RV-12 05-23-2016, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,821
Posted By gossend
Re: Do it now!

Technically this makes your airplane EAB (not ELSA), but I didnt (and don't) care about that. It's your choice to make, though
Forum: RV-12 05-22-2016, 11:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,821
Posted By gossend
Thumbs up Do it now!

I enlarged the holes for larger bushings and even createed extra ones. Boy was I glad I did! The space allowed by the designer is woefully too small, and almost impossible to enhance later. Do it...
Forum: RV-12 05-22-2016, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,184
Posted By gossend
Cool Gust Lock enhanced (?)

I like it, Tony, but how about this mod to hold the stick forward (never aft).
...OK, OK, I'll paint it. maybe:cool:

http://i63.tinypic.com/30aaxbd.jpg
Forum: RV-12 05-13-2016, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,900
Posted By gossend
I put mine on a couple hours before the DAR...

I put mine on a couple hours before the DAR showed up. No point rushing in to it.:cool:
Forum: RV-12 04-10-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,430
Posted By gossend
Exclamation Cleaning the glue residue on plexi

Hardware stores carry "Goof Off". Works well on tape residue and stuff like that. Also 3M makes a general purpose adhesive remover sold in auto supply stores....Whatever you use, test it on a hidden...
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 901
Posted By gossend
Question G3x Autopilot settings

I'm trying to dial in the gains and other settings for my Garmin G3x autopilot. It's been a little bumpy around here lately, so I'm having trouble fine tuning it. Has anyone done that, and could...
Forum: RV-12 04-02-2016, 12:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,233
Posted By gossend
Thumbs down Seems like a bad idea??

Why would you want to block that beautiful open floor space? Am I missing something?:confused:
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,322
Posted By gossend
Smile New RV GRIN!

I just flew my VIKING-powered RV-12. Like all VANS designs - and the RV-12 as well - it handled almost perfectly. A bit of a heavy wing, but I'll "squeeze" that problem out of it. What a hoot!!...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2016, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,138
Posted By gossend
Thumbs up Reporting o-rings

Thanks, it's appreciated :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2016, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,138
Posted By gossend
Question O-ring for Andair GAS375 Gascolator

I found it in Aircraft Spruce catalog. But $14.70 plus shipping! Anybody know the size of that o-ring?? Looks like an AS568-29, but I think it may be metric.
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,514
Posted By gossend
Cool Missing fuel cap

On the cover plate where the fuel filler cap was, there's a sticker that says "saving the planet!"
:D

....and Hi Jeremy!
Forum: RV-12 03-03-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,514
Posted By gossend
Thumbs up First Flight Success!

First flight(s) this week of my EAB RV-12 N218DG. What a sweet handling airplane! I installed a Viking 110 up front, with 20 gals of fuel in the wings (no fuse tank), and everything's working out as...
Forum: RV-12 12-24-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,443
Posted By gossend
Vans longerons are designed to weed out the sissies

All it took for me was a set of dies, an eight inch chinese vise, a four pond sledge, a 12 inch crescent wrench and a ten ton hydraulic press. Piece o cake!
...and an unnecessarily difficult step in...
Forum: RV-12 12-07-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,312
Posted By gossend
Question BNC connectors and losses

My GTX23es remote transponder installation uses BNC connectors for the antenna. In my case, because of how and where I mounted it, I'm forced to use two 90 deg adapters, one on each end of a 3 ft...
Forum: RV-12 11-27-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,574
Posted By gossend
Pix available?

Bobbie. Any chance you could put those pix up here so we can compare to ours? Thanks!
Forum: RV-12 11-23-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,578
Posted By gossend
New Plexiglass rear window from VANs!

Talking with the Mother Ship today, I learned there is a drape-formed plexiglass window option now available. Kinda expensive though; I think I heard $389 plus crating plus shipping. I think it's...
Forum: RV-12 10-26-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,380
Posted By gossend
Cool Hold the cone!

Personally, I plan to install the tailcone about a week before scheduling the DAR!
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,548
Posted By gossend
Talking Halon Extinguishers

The good news is....if you install one of these, you'll never have a fire! :)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-21-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,194
Posted By gossend
Cool Garmin G3x Touch configuration

I just (finally) figured out how to make my G3x Touch system talk to my ACK ELT. Couldn't get much help from either company, so I prevailed upon SteinAir and (as expected) got it sorted out. Thought...
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,321
Posted By gossend
New metal strut ends

Tom, when and where can I find you at OSH? I'd like to see your 'necklace' 😊
Forum: RV-12 07-16-2015, 12:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,321
Posted By gossend
So Tom, how did the new metal struts worrk out?

So Tom, how did the new metal struts worrk out?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,193
Posted By gossend
Question Dan Denney

I'm trying to find Dan Denney, founder of KitFox and later, Papa51 Thunder Mustang. I'm an old friend and I have something that ought to belong to him, but I can't find him.
Anyone know his status...
Forum: ADS-B 02-28-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,470
Posted By gossend
Lightbulb OK now I get it

Brian, i think i may have heard what i wanted to hear - dont think anyone was trying to deceive me...actually if I've achieved full functionality, which it appears that I have, I'm happy for now
And...
Forum: ADS-B 02-27-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,470
Posted By gossend
Question Garmin G3x Touch ADS-B "participation"?

I just installed the entire G3x Touch suite in my EAB Rv-12, including the GDL39R receiver and the GTX23ES extended squitter transponder. I was told that with this equipment onboard I would have full...
Forum: RV-12 01-31-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,578
Posted By gossend
Picture please!

Please take several pix from different angles so we can really see how the plane looks. Also, what thickness?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,836
Posted By gossend
Question Passenger Warning size and font?

This one's probably for Mel:
Do the FARs specify the size and font for this? I can't find it. I'm printing my own, and I don't want to do anything weird, but what's the 'standard'?
Size?, font?,...
Forum: RV-12 01-25-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,578
Posted By gossend
Question Why not plexiglass?

Maybe this is old ground, but why not just replicate the window in plexi? Maybe the window itself is structural? Hope not :confused:
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,332
Posted By gossend
Delayin the tail cone

With the great access back in the rear of the a/c, i plan to put my tail cone on a day or so before the DAR gets here 😉
I also recommend leaving the side skins only clecoed on as long as you possibly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,593
Posted By gossend
Too dumb I guess

Well....thanks for the help guys, but I downloaded the program and tried to use it - no way! Is there a tutorial somewhere, or should I maybe break out the drill and the rat tail file?
Wait!.....I...
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