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Forum: My RV Build Project 12-11-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,925
Posted By DaleB
Got a few extra amps of power available? There's...

Got a few extra amps of power available? There's always Peltier elements that could be put to use. Heat or cool depending on polarity, use a little fan and heat sinks.
Forum: RV-12 12-09-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By DaleB
I use a pre-takeoff checklist as well... but...

I use a pre-takeoff checklist as well... but nobody's perfect. Certainly not me. Anyway, I have taken off with trim set for landing. It takes about a second to realize what's going on and push,...
Forum: RV-12 12-09-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By DaleB
And not that big of a deal. The stick works...

And not that big of a deal. The stick works quite well to control pitch while you correct the trim. Even if said trim is severely out of whack when you take off. You've never once in your life...
Forum: My RV Build Project 12-08-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By DaleB
Too cool! Looks like an awesome project.

Too cool! Looks like an awesome project.
Forum: RV-12 12-08-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 980
Posted By DaleB
Hold the trim DOWN button for 5 seconds. That's...

Hold the trim DOWN button for 5 seconds. That's what I do, since my trim indication is also highly erratic and essentially useless.

I also would strongly encourage bobg56 to find and fix the actual...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-07-2018, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By DaleB
Interesting... GTR 200B. Might just be enough...

Interesting... GTR 200B. Might just be enough to push me over the edge to replace our SL40 and Flightcom. No updates to the manuals to cover the new model though.
Forum: Flight Testing 12-07-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 929
Posted By DaleB
We should get a pool going. Of course we could...

We should get a pool going. Of course we could all be dead by the time the results are known.
Forum: RV-12 12-07-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By DaleB
Why tie difference? Was that just the closest...

Why tie difference? Was that just the closest you were able to get them to being the same?

Ha... Alex was faster on the keyboard than I was, I see.
Forum: RV-12 12-04-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,110
Posted By DaleB
Ignorance abounds. I hear all kinds of crazy...

Ignorance abounds. I hear all kinds of crazy stuff, and just ignore it.

I had one of the FAA guys at the FSDO, when I got my paperwork signed off for the repairman certificate for my E-LSA, tell...
Forum: RV-12 12-03-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By DaleB
Ha!! I have to go look for that. Every time I...

Ha!! I have to go look for that. Every time I turn on the master I get low EGT, low oil pressure, yadda yadda yadda. It's just a minor annoyance, but along with the 496 nagging me it's a lot of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By DaleB
Why prime nutplates? They're already plated.

Why prime nutplates? They're already plated.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-29-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By DaleB
I also used a cut-down Van's crate for a paint...

I also used a cut-down Van's crate for a paint box. Same kind of wire mesh (we call it "chicken wire" or "poultry mesh") stapled on top.

In the bottom I cut a large hole for a 20" box style window...
Forum: RV-12 11-23-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,299
Posted By DaleB
I have one pair of original springs from Van's, ...

I have one pair of original springs from Van's, and a brand new pair of the green McFarlane springs. Will let you have 'em cheap if you want. We're using the new torsion springs with the vernier...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-16-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,454
Posted By DaleB
Well, one thing is for sure... some questions are...

Well, one thing is for sure... some questions are generally considered to be settled science, and you won't get much in the way of differing opinions. It's the same with which primer to use, whether...
Forum: RV-12 11-16-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By DaleB
The only reason I would prefer E-LSA as a buyer...

The only reason I would prefer E-LSA as a buyer is the ability to get the repairman certificate and sign off on the condition inspection. Of course an E-AB RV-12 was most likely not built strictly...
Forum: RV-12 11-15-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,254
Posted By DaleB
Yep. Theoretically possible, probably not ever...

Yep. Theoretically possible, probably not ever actually done.

There's no path from E-LSA to E-AB because E-LSA does not have a 51% amateur built requirement.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,911
Posted By DaleB
Neither? Having said that, I use knots in the...

Neither?

Having said that, I use knots in the airplane. I do rough conversions for passengers if needed, otherwise I don't worry about it. If I need the exact numbers for some reason or other,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 728
Posted By DaleB
Yes. I flew with the DPE to get his five hours...

Yes. I flew with the DPE to get his five hours in, so he could give my co-owner his Sport Pilot check ride in the same airplane. Fortunately he didn't need dual instruction... just stick time. In...
Forum: RV-12 11-01-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,393
Posted By DaleB
I have had some considerable experience...

I have had some considerable experience maintaining computer equipment over the years -- everything from large, water-cooled IBM mainframes all the way down to PCs and smaller. It's not at all...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,661
Posted By DaleB
I went through this a while back with my RV-12. ...

I went through this a while back with my RV-12. It's now in an LLC, with each of us equal owners of the LLC. That gives us several advantages:

The flexibility to add and remove owners and...
Forum: RV-12 10-30-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By DaleB
Sure, Pull the fuel pump fuse, turn on what you...

Sure, Pull the fuel pump fuse, turn on what you need (not the lights or ignition), do what you want for 15-30 minutes, when you're done throw a charger on it if you're worried about the battery...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,135
Posted By DaleB
We run 91 ethanol-free, because it's available...

We run 91 ethanol-free, because it's available close to the airport. We have a total of 5, 5-gallon plastic gasoline cans we use to transport from the gas station. Since I've had no trouble using...
Forum: RV-12 10-23-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,859
Posted By DaleB
I found it interesting that the only issue...

I found it interesting that the only issue mentioned in the email from Rotax support is emissions. I saw no mention of performance, reliability or other operational issues. I don't know what the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By DaleB
The -12 uses a display widget on the EFIS.

The -12 uses a display widget on the EFIS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By DaleB
Jumpy/intermittent trim indication

The trim indication in our RV-12 is intermittent and jumpy. Sometimes it indicates correctly, mostly not. I'm going to chase the wiring to make sure it's not a flaky connector pin, but I don't...
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,859
Posted By DaleB
Granted, and it's far from universally available...

Granted, and it's far from universally available here. There's one gas station chain that I know of that sells it (and my mistake, it's 91 not 93). But I don't think ethanol is required by law or...
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,161
Posted By DaleB
As much as I would prefer FI over carbs... you'd...

As much as I would prefer FI over carbs... you'd have to reall, REALLY want it bad to sink that much into a conversion. I could see it if (for example) you had a damaged or run-out engine you were...
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,859
Posted By DaleB
First of all, could we maybe, pretty please, have...

First of all, could we maybe, pretty please, have just one forum where we don't have a political spin on topics? It gets really, really tiresome. [Agreed, Dale. Rather than delete this entire...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By DaleB
Another data point... I too removed the top of my...

Another data point... I too removed the top of my tank to do... well, lots of SB and leak fixing work. Not that tough, as has been noted, Razor blade and go slow.
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By DaleB
I used a straight piece of safety wire with a...

I used a straight piece of safety wire with a 30-45 degree cut on the end.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,369
Posted By DaleB
I've rebuilt a couple of 696 battery packs. ...

I've rebuilt a couple of 696 battery packs. Getting them apart just takes patience and popsicle sticks. After that, it's fairly simple. The cells are not difficult to source. In fact, I bought...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,620
Posted By DaleB
I gather there will be changes in the NPRM other...

I gather there will be changes in the NPRM other than the gross weight... but we won't know until January, I guess. And given that we're talking about the FAA, I guess we don't really know which...
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By DaleB
Has the carb inspection/rebuild been done? I...

Has the carb inspection/rebuild been done? I just re-did ours. It made a night and day difference.
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,374
Posted By DaleB
For smaller pieces I just peel it off from a...

For smaller pieces I just peel it off from a corner. Larger pieces, like wing and fuse skins, I used a length of dowel or PVC pipe. Peel up an edge, tape it to the pipe/dowel if needed, and roll it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,086
Posted By DaleB
A local EAA chapter member and RV multiple...

A local EAA chapter member and RV multiple offender received his last winter. Congratulations, guys, quite an achievement.
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,117
Posted By DaleB
I think it's a materials defect. The SI listed a...

I think it's a materials defect. The SI listed a range of serial numbers newer than mine. We've got 415 hours over 7 years on these carbs and the floats still weigh just over 6g per pair, knock on...
Forum: ADS-B 09-25-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 912
Posted By DaleB
Does it matter? There's never a reason for...

Does it matter? There's never a reason for people to do nefarious things, until someone figures out a reason. Yes, it does seem pretty low risk... now, at least.

Stratux is set up the same way. ...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-22-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,654
Posted By DaleB
Should add nothing, if you're in the US. We...

Should add nothing, if you're in the US. We don't pay VAT.
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,457
Posted By DaleB
I'll offer my thoughts and then shut up and go...

I'll offer my thoughts and then shut up and go away...

The only conditions under which I can imagine an in-flight structural failure of an RV-12 would be in the case of extremely poor construction...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,368
Posted By DaleB
Ah, Schlitz. The beer that convinced me I hated...

Ah, Schlitz. The beer that convinced me I hated beer.


(I got better.)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-18-2018, 08:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,748
Posted By DaleB
Amen, brother. I'd have probably ended up with a...

Amen, brother. I'd have probably ended up with a routine procedure instead of an MI if I had not hesitated to go to the doctor with some odd, non-specific symptoms... simply because I didn't want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By DaleB
Bill of sale and registration. As you'll learn...

Bill of sale and registration. As you'll learn in pilot training, AROW... Airworthiness certificate, Registration, Operating limitations and Weight & balance sheet. That's what you need in the...
Forum: RV-12 09-15-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 967
Posted By DaleB
Too rich?

Well, today was my first longer trip post-inspection. A little under an hour each way. EGTs look low to me. Ignore the fuel flow... for whatever reason, after having the fuel pump out our fuel...
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By DaleB
Also check WOT RPM on the ground, no wind, with...

Also check WOT RPM on the ground, no wind, with the engine at operating temperature (meaning oil temp. at 180 or higher). Static RPM should be 4960 to 5020.

Not a bad policy. I generally like to...
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By DaleB
I've consistently seen higher fuel burn in mine...

I've consistently seen higher fuel burn in mine (completed in 2011, now with a little over 400 hours) than others I have talked to. A friend on field will walk away from me in cruise while burning...
Forum: RV-12 09-09-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,918
Posted By DaleB
Not to mention... there are no flexible hoses...

Not to mention... there are no flexible hoses aft of the firewall. It's even possible an insect, cottonwood lint or something could have gotten into the fuel line while we had the tank out. Not to...
Forum: RV-12 09-08-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,918
Posted By DaleB
Sigh. Our condition inspection seems to be, a...

Sigh. Our condition inspection seems to be, a long last, finished save for a couple of deferred squawks. We made two test flights this afternoon.

Tapping on the fuel pump had no effect. I finally...
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,944
Posted By DaleB
As stated, this is NOTHING AT ALL like a typical...

As stated, this is NOTHING AT ALL like a typical vernier throttle. Does not operate the same way at all. There would be no difference whatsoever flying with this or a regular throttle cable.
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,918
Posted By DaleB
Angry Facet fuel pump failure mode??

We’re just finishing up our CI, or trying to. 2011 RV-12 with 400 hours. We sealed up a slow leak in the fuel tank, so before trying to run the engine I put 5 gallons of fresh alcohol free mogas in...
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,944
Posted By DaleB
I installed one bought directly from McFarlane. ...

I installed one bought directly from McFarlane. Van's sells them also. Pricey, not hard to install, and worth every penny. I've had NO throttle creep whatsoever since installing it, and power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,927
Posted By DaleB
http://www.rayallencompany.com/products/accessorie...

http://www.rayallencompany.com/products/accessories.html

Look at the SPD-1.
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,448
Posted By DaleB
Wow... now there's a bit of an adjustment in...

Wow... now there's a bit of an adjustment in project scope and budget.

You do know you'll be halfway through the RV-10 and have more kids, right? :)
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,352
Posted By DaleB
As promised, pics of the cracked part. The crack...

As promised, pics of the cracked part. The crack was pretty obvious. Some of the paint had flaked off before (appears not to have been scuffed before priming). I used a screwdriver blade to verify...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,684
Posted By DaleB
Don't think that's a thing. I bought a partially...

Don't think that's a thing.

I bought a partially completed project from another builder. Sold the finish kit and fuselage kits... then bought another fuse kit. Never had any trouble with any of...
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,109
Posted By DaleB
I snug the bolts down until I have to thump the...

I snug the bolts down until I have to thump the blade with the heel of my hand to get it to move. It stays put while the bolts are tightened. The trade-off is that the blade likes to stick, then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,785
Posted By DaleB
Having just finished doing some work in that...

Having just finished doing some work in that area... It is quite possible to have the torque tubes drilled incorrectly, the pushrods different lengths, and still have the plane fly straight...
Forum: RV-12 08-25-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By DaleB
:)...

:)

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Forum: RV-12 08-24-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,020
Posted By DaleB
Why not just use a dab of the same paste used for...

Why not just use a dab of the same paste used for your spark plugs? I don't know that you're really going to get a solid enough contact area between regulator and sheet metal other than in the...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,367
Posted By DaleB
I have a set of RV-8 gear leg fairings waiting to...

I have a set of RV-8 gear leg fairings waiting to be cut & installed. I'll need to replace the upper and lower intersection fairings though.

There's another 12 on the field with them installed. ...
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,352
Posted By DaleB
Sure, I'll get a couple of pics when I'm at the...

Sure, I'll get a couple of pics when I'm at the hangar again tonight (assuming I'm not on this "emergency" work call for the rest of my natural life). The location is pretty much exactly as shown in...
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,352
Posted By DaleB
My SB 14-12-06 experience

So, during our condition inspection I checked the bearing bracket brace for cracks, as usual... and there it was. A big ol' horizontal crack. Nuts!

So, for whoever at Van's designed this...
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,925
Posted By DaleB
I saw an indication of this very thing in the...

I saw an indication of this very thing in the construction drawings. When I called Van's to ask about ordering the part in question, I was told there was no such thing.

Yes, I did ask them. I was...
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