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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-22-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,378
Posted By Jim T
Sold.........pending funds. Jim

Sold.........pending funds.

Jim
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-21-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,378
Posted By Jim T
Done. Thanks for the inquiry. Jim

Done. Thanks for the inquiry.

Jim
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-17-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,378
Posted By Jim T
Vans RV-12 Project For Sale

After much thought I've decided it's time for someone else to take over my RV-12 project. It's been a wonderful journey, but it's time for me to move on.

My kit no. is 0647 and is being built as an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,858
Posted By Jim T
Personally .......I'd spend the $1500 on a tug...

Personally .......I'd spend the $1500 on a tug and get on with life. You have a lot invested in your RV12 and I don't imagine hangers come cheap in So Cal, so how big of a percentage of your overall...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 670
Posted By Jim T
I just checked and mine came up just fine. Jim

I just checked and mine came up just fine.

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 955
Posted By Jim T
I installed a floating laminate floor over...

I installed a floating laminate floor over concrete in my hanger shop and like it a lot.

Jim
Forum: ADS-B 08-14-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,621
Posted By Jim T
Please expand Mel. Can you fly this...

Please expand Mel. Can you fly this non-electrical airplane into airspace where ADS-B out is normally required in 2020?

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-12-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,500
Posted By Jim T
Well that's just great...............now I find...

Well that's just great...............now I find out that a 6 year old could probably kick my rear end at chess! :o

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,500
Posted By Jim T
Well..............it sure didn't take me long to...

Well..............it sure didn't take me long to get in way over my head! :eek:

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,500
Posted By Jim T
I thought a Bishop could only move on the...

I thought a Bishop could only move on the diagonal. :D

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-09-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,791
Posted By Jim T
You're smart to be taking a hard look at this...

You're smart to be taking a hard look at this before taking the plunge. It's a huge time commitment and the "life long memories" you create for your family might not necessarily be good ones for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,914
Posted By Jim T
Thanks Dale, I'm still pretty ADS-B ignorant....

Thanks Dale, I'm still pretty ADS-B ignorant. Sounds like I need to check out the fly 740 as well.

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,914
Posted By Jim T
Dale, Would you mind elaborating on what your...

Dale,

Would you mind elaborating on what your ADS-B equipment is that the Aera 660 won't talk to. For my Rans S-6S I'm thinking of replacing my 396 with the Aera 660 since it will go right into my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By Jim T
I'm betting that you could order parts for a...

I'm betting that you could order parts for a whole new rudder for not a whole lot of money.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,104
Posted By Jim T
So does that mean you're going to take a week of...

So does that mean you're going to take a week of your yearly vacation and volunteer for one of these high paying jobs? I hope that there aren't many OSH volunteers reading your post or there will be...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-01-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,368
Posted By Jim T
I'm thinking it would be logical for all of the...

I'm thinking it would be logical for all of the reasons folks buy high wing airplanes. Lots of them out there.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-01-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 16,368
Posted By Jim T
I'm thinking the RV-15 will be something high...

I'm thinking the RV-15 will be something high wing .......similar to the Vashon Ranger.

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,908
Posted By Jim T
You don't mention whether you want to build or...

You don't mention whether you want to build or buy.

Based on #1 and #2 I would think a RV12 would fill the nitch. Why buy a fast plane, like one of the other RV's if you want to build time. Of...
Forum: California 06-22-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,776
Posted By Jim T
As it should! Is it really that important to...

As it should!

Is it really that important to have a tail wheel? If so why?

Is this a one way street? Can the nose wheel be converted to a tail wheel later?

I'm willing to bet that there are a lot...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,155
Posted By Jim T
Thanks Mel. That's pretty much what I thought and...

Thanks Mel. That's pretty much what I thought and would be a pretty important step for anyone wanting to buy a RV-12 project and finish it as an ELSA.

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,155
Posted By Jim T
I just had an interesting thought: How does a...

I just had an interesting thought: How does a prospective buyer of a RV-12 project establish, for sure, that it is being built as an ELSA, as opposed to EAB?

I have an interest in this, in that I'm...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 43,298
Posted By Jim T
I installed the stabilator fiberglass tips at the...

I installed the stabilator fiberglass tips at the same time. With the end ribs removed I tipped the H.S. on to the leading edge so the rivets went to the front and then up on end and out the rivets...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,669
Posted By Jim T
Are you talking about folks that already have a...

Are you talking about folks that already have a fuselage, but are upgrading to the new IS fuselage? If that is the case, I would think that 100% of them would be installing the IS engine. Otherwise...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,669
Posted By Jim T
Are you talking about folks that already have a...

Are you talking about folks that already have a fuselage, but are upgrading to the new IS fuselage? If that is the case, I would think that 100% of them would be installing the IS engine. Otherwise...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-06-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,669
Posted By Jim T
David.............thanks for posting the drawing...

David.............thanks for posting the drawing of the "IS" tank install. I've been curious about it.

Did you ever get your mystery solved about the line of rivets not being installed?

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 43,298
Posted By Jim T
My neighbor has one of these:...

My neighbor has one of these: https://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?dir=asc&order=EAScore%2Cf%2CEAFeatured+Weight%2Cf%2CSale+Rank%2Cf&q=lift+table

Makes is pretty easy to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,669
Posted By Jim T
I bet those were really big bolts......huh! LOL

I bet those were really big bolts......huh! LOL
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,669
Posted By Jim T
I'm surprised that the new transverse fuel tank...

I'm surprised that the new transverse fuel tank in the IS fuselage only attaches with 3 bolts.

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,669
Posted By Jim T
My guess is that it has something to do with the...

My guess is that it has something to do with the fuel tank install that comes later. My old style kit doesn't even have those holes.

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 43,298
Posted By Jim T
Same for me.

Same for me.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,825
Posted By Jim T
Just for reference. I got my kit about a week ago...

Just for reference. I got my kit about a week ago and my clips, cotter keys and nut plates were in the bag with the LP4-3 rivets. I didn't get a parts sheet.

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,825
Posted By Jim T
If you haven't already......look closely in all...

If you haven't already......look closely in all the rivet bags. Mine were in there along with a couple of cotter keys.

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,825
Posted By Jim T
You did fine Ben. I just finished the SB in 8...

You did fine Ben. I just finished the SB in 8 hours myself and mine wasn't even on the plane (new construction). Thanks for the "heads-up" about the Tailcone Fairing. I'll watch for that come install...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,314
Posted By Jim T
Hi Ric. Just for clarification..........did you...

Hi Ric. Just for clarification..........did you build your RV-12 as an ELSA or EAB?

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,825
Posted By Jim T
Long here as well. These days it takes twice as...

Long here as well. These days it takes twice as long to get half as much done! :(

Anyway...........I'm certainly no aeronautical engineer, but I'm assuming that the front rib is oriented the way it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,825
Posted By Jim T
Joe...........are you maybe referring to the...

Joe...........are you maybe referring to the front ribs? I did mine like Jeff, as the plans called for. It's interesting that the plans also call for the back ribs being the other way .....with the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,825
Posted By Jim T
Jeff, I'm doing this SB and am at the point of...

Jeff, I'm doing this SB and am at the point of riveting these brackets together. Here's my take:
1). The holes you've circled in the picture don't look like they have rivets in them.
2). I made my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 43,298
Posted By Jim T
Thanks for the pictures and explanation John. In...

Thanks for the pictures and explanation John.

In several pictures I see what looks like a crack by the left rivet of the nut plate. However, it doesn't seem to absorb dye.

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 43,298
Posted By Jim T
I was told the same thing about the SB 18-02-02...

I was told the same thing about the SB 18-02-02 kit when I ordered it last Tuesday. However, it showed up today, so I hope your's is on it's way.

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-22-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 43,298
Posted By Jim T
Excellent point Tony. I have the fiberglass...

Excellent point Tony.

I have the fiberglass tips on order and was going to install them at the same time I'm doing SB 18-02-02 and SB 18-02-03. Looks like I might be going through the loctite...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,825
Posted By Jim T
Looks great! I'm just getting started with mine...

Looks great! I'm just getting started with mine (kit ordered). In fact the kits are presently backordered about 2 weeks.

I did the same as you. I pulled the control horns off and mounted them on my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 837
Posted By Jim T
I think that the machine countersinking that you...

I think that the machine countersinking that you do in Steps 14 & 15 the care of that.

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,825
Posted By Jim T
Thanks for the clarification Scott. Jim

Thanks for the clarification Scott.

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,825
Posted By Jim T
Good question about the "1/2" Steve. The two...

Good question about the "1/2" Steve. The two measurements needed for locating the holes in WD-1207 are already on the drawing. It looks like your assumption about the spar cap is correct. I don't see...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-18-2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,302
Posted By Jim T
What step are you working on Bob?

What step are you working on Bob?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 33,492
Posted By Jim T
What I see in that first photo is a nose gear...

What I see in that first photo is a nose gear that has had the living **** beat out of it. Lots of paint missing and what appears to be grass stains on the front.

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,472
Posted By Jim T
OK got it Scott. Makes sense. Thanks. Jim

OK got it Scott. Makes sense. Thanks.

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,403
Posted By Jim T
I haven't watched the whole presentation yet, but...

I haven't watched the whole presentation yet, but I wonder if this FAA inspector might be like a lot of motorcyclists that think that Harley Davidson (Lycoming/Continential) is the only "real"...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,472
Posted By Jim T
This part of Scott's post really caught my eye....

This part of Scott's post really caught my eye. As a builder of one of the old outdated :D RV-12 kits, I'll be anxious to see what the "Gen 2 kit for ULS installation" will consist of.

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,768
Posted By Jim T
Don't feel alone Jerre. My wings definitely took...

Don't feel alone Jerre. My wings definitely took me more than a week or two.

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,692
Posted By Jim T
Not sure if you could add that handle and keep it...

Not sure if you could add that handle and keep it ELSA (if that's important), but it could certainly be done later. Maybe even another handle over toward the right side.

Jim
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-06-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,388
Posted By Jim T
The one thing you didn't mention is what you...

The one thing you didn't mention is what you intend to do with your new airplane after retirement? There's lots of options out there.

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,391
Posted By Jim T
Yes is does. Well actually is says "miles" not...

Yes is does. Well actually is says "miles" not 'MILES". I tried to post exactly what it said and then noted MY two personal assumptions at the end.



Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,391
Posted By Jim T
OK for the sake of discussion I have a RV-12...

OK for the sake of discussion I have a RV-12 brochure dated 10/05/12 and here is what it says:
Top Speed: 135 mph
Cruise Speed: 131 mph
Cruise Speed: 116 mph
Stall Speed: 52 mph
Takeoff Distance: 700...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,101
Posted By Jim T
Yes, that's what Ric wants to do. He wants to...

Yes, that's what Ric wants to do. He wants to redistrict (gerry mander) his fuel tank to a new location! :D

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,938
Posted By Jim T
Well said Scott! Jim

Well said Scott!

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,938
Posted By Jim T
I think the real question to ask is: "Do you...

I think the real question to ask is: "Do you think your best buddy wants to experience it at least once in his lifetime"? You're in the best position to answer that question. I suspect some dogs...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,188
Posted By Jim T
To expand on what Kyle said. I primed with...

To expand on what Kyle said.

I primed with Mar-Hyde 5111 Self Etching Primer (a couple of coats), then a coat of spatter paint (if you have a good base of light gray primer it doesn't take much...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-29-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 13,076
Posted By Jim T
"I am using autogas premium purchased in the last...

"I am using autogas premium purchased in the last month from Circle K."

It would really help if folks, when talking about using "autogas premium", would say if they were using non-ethanol premium or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,447
Posted By Jim T
This sounds like one of those "don't ask me how I...

This sounds like one of those "don't ask me how I know" things. :confused: I will say that they can actually be put back together if you happen to do that. "Don't ask me how I know"! :(

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 27,191
Posted By Jim T
I've done the same thing and it works quite well....

I've done the same thing and it works quite well. I've also used small C clamps with the same result.

Jim
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 27,191
Posted By Jim T
Thumbs up Well said. I've been thinking the same thing...

Well said. I've been thinking the same thing myself. 5 pages and we still don't really know what the problem was.

Anyway, the real takeaway for me, from this discussion, is that if a person gets at...
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