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Forum: RV-12 10-30-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By alexe
Give Jeff Goodwin, Chief Flight Instructor at EFI...

Give Jeff Goodwin, Chief Flight Instructor at EFI a call. He is at French Valley (F70). He has considerable -12 experience. Jeff can be reached on 951-294-0574 (cell) or 951-304-9639 (Ofc).
Alex
Forum: RV-12 10-27-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,198
Posted By alexe
Hi Allan, All the -12ís that I know of, including...

Hi Allan,
All the -12ís that I know of, including mine, wind up with the takeoff position mark on the indicator somewhere below the center. There are some good threads on this forum that will help...
Forum: RV-12 10-18-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By alexe
Steve, If the dynamic balance was done properly,...

Steve,

If the dynamic balance was done properly, I would think it would be good until the prop was disturbed somehow (re-adjustment of the pitch, etc).

Like you, I had gone through four or five...
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,650
Posted By alexe
Steve, I stopped breaking throttle springs after...

Steve,

I stopped breaking throttle springs after I had the prop dynamically balanced. Been well over a year now with no further issues. Regarding the replacement springs, you might want to call...
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,245
Posted By alexe
Gents, I too have had sporadic low fuel pressure...

Gents,

I too have had sporadic low fuel pressure issues that I have never been able to correlate to anything. Just yesterday, on climb out on a full tank, my fuel pressure dipped to a bit below 3...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 212,047
Posted By alexe
Sarah, don't believe anything bad John had to say...

Sarah, don't believe anything bad John had to say about me :-) I am based at F70 in the North hangars, hangar B15. Please stop by and say hello next time you are down here. Alex
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 212,047
Posted By alexe
Hi Sarah, Congratulations! I thought I had seen...

Hi Sarah,

Congratulations! I thought I had seen your airplane at F70 on Saturday? Where are you based?

Alex
Forum: RV-12 09-16-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,886
Posted By alexe
I know how to solve this. If we can find the FBI...

I know how to solve this. If we can find the FBI agent that busted the Unibomber we could have him do a writing style analysis between Roger and Jolly.
:-)
Forum: RV-12 09-01-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By alexe
Basic answer, Yes. You will notice that one side...

Basic answer, Yes. You will notice that one side of the pre-punched holes have rough edges. Cleaning them up goes quick.
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,250
Posted By alexe
That was exactly the point I was trying to make...

That was exactly the point I was trying to make to you John.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,250
Posted By alexe
Hi John, Please explain how the portion of the...

Hi John,

Please explain how the portion of the disconnect circuit between the AV5000 and the switch itself is protected by this arrangement. I guess I just don't get it.

Alex
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,250
Posted By alexe
You are not alone John. I went through the same...

You are not alone John. I went through the same steps as you had, only to disable the monitoring of the disconnect switch to fix it. I suspect Dynon has a firmware problem causing the issue, but they...
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By alexe
Ion, Actually, French Valley airport (F70) is...

Ion,
Actually, French Valley airport (F70) is only a 20 minute drive from my home in Temecula. I have a hangar there for my RV-12. I have to agree that the drive from Santa Monica to F70 can be...
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,248
Posted By alexe
Give Wayne a call at Southland Rotax. He is...

Give Wayne a call at Southland Rotax. He is located at French Valley (F70). He can be reached on 951-two five five-9144.
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,042
Posted By alexe
Bud, As Dave mentioned above, the AOA probe...

Bud,

As Dave mentioned above, the AOA probe winds up at the ADAHRS unit, which is behind the baggage bulkhead. The other end, the probe, is nothing more than a chrome rivet located under the leading...
Forum: RV-12 07-28-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,042
Posted By alexe
The Skyview logs should reveal the source of the...

The Skyview logs should reveal the source of the issue. Copy them out to a thumb drive and take a look from your PC.
Forum: RV-12 07-26-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By alexe
I used a thin low-profile nylock nut (don't...

I used a thin low-profile nylock nut (don't remember the MS number) and trimmed the screw flush with the nut. Added a drop of Locktite to the nut since there were no extra threads protruding out of...
Forum: RV-12 06-16-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,804
Posted By alexe
OK then, pull the fuse feeding the Dynon.

OK then, pull the fuse feeding the Dynon.
Forum: RV-12 06-16-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,804
Posted By alexe
To see if its noise on the incoming power, just...

To see if its noise on the incoming power, just turn off the master and let the Dynon run off of the backup battery. If the problem goes away, you know where to look next. If not, call Dynon for...
Forum: RV-12 06-05-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,241
Posted By alexe
Is it possible that one of the ignition modules...

Is it possible that one of the ignition modules is going back into "soft start" mode randomly? Would not hurt ruling that out.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 05-31-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,485
Posted By alexe
I posted to the Dynon forum last week regarding...

I posted to the Dynon forum last week regarding the left of centerline problem when using VNAV. Dynon replied saying that they see that behavior also, and it might be a bug. Gee, no kidding?
:-)
Alex
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 955
Posted By alexe
How about going up to Vernonia, Oregon and...

How about going up to Vernonia, Oregon and spending a few hours with Mike Seager? I did my transition training with him and it was very reasonable in cost and enjoyable. He has access to the Van's...
Forum: RV-12 05-25-2017, 09:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,485
Posted By alexe
Here you go Tom: https://youtu.be/iwNCq9wqsMA

Here you go Tom:
https://youtu.be/iwNCq9wqsMA
Forum: RV-12 05-24-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,485
Posted By alexe
Dave Gamble, Just watched your UTube video...

Dave Gamble,

Just watched your UTube video regarding vibration dampening on the GoPro. During that video, you did a VNAV approach which turned out a bit different than your first one from a while...
Forum: RV-12 05-23-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,485
Posted By alexe
Gents, My partner and I went up this morning to...

Gents,

My partner and I went up this morning to try out the 'poor mans ILS' feature for the first time. Although things worked basically as advertised, there were two peculiarities that did not fit...
Forum: RV-12 05-22-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,567
Posted By alexe
They are not used for anything. I mounted my...

They are not used for anything. I mounted my drink cup holders there.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 05-18-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,313
Posted By alexe
Doug, I'm at home and all my documentation is at...

Doug,

I'm at home and all my documentation is at the hangar. I wont be there until tomorrow afternoon. From my recollection, the OAT wiring harness goes back to the ADAHRS-200 (in the fuselage) and...
Forum: RV-12 05-17-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,313
Posted By alexe
Doug, Since DA calculations use temperature, look...

Doug,
Since DA calculations use temperature, look for a loose connection from the OAT probe to the SV.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 05-16-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,313
Posted By alexe
Barry, I would suggest that you read a somewhat...

Barry,
I would suggest that you read a somewhat related thread on the rotax-owner.com discussion forum. Search for "severe jittering oil pressure" in the 912/914 Technical Questions section. You...
Forum: RV-12 04-29-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,192
Posted By alexe
Hi Bruce, Do you think your local EAA chapter...

Hi Bruce,
Do you think your local EAA chapter would be willing to sponsor some of the expense?
Alex
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,751
Posted By alexe
Gagarin737 (Joeri), I received my SH regulator...

Gagarin737 (Joeri),

I received my SH regulator from you today. I just wanted to thank you for making the purchase possible at a reasonable price. It's great that you and your wife took time out of...
Forum: RV-12 02-12-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,925
Posted By alexe
Sounds like "runaway trim protection" imposed by...

Sounds like "runaway trim protection" imposed by the Dynon autopilot switch module. Normal behavior. Read the appropriate section of the Skyview users manual. It will explain the timeout that you are...
Forum: RV-12 01-29-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,474
Posted By alexe
Joeri, Please add me to the list. Let me know how...

Joeri,
Please add me to the list. Let me know how you would like payment. My email is alex at fpcounsel dot com.
Thanks,
Alex
Forum: RV-12 01-29-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,352
Posted By alexe
Southern Cal RV-12 Checkouts and Training

To the best of my knowledge, there has not been any "insurance qualified" flight instructors in Southern California to provide transition training or check outs in RV-12's. I have seen many folks in...
Forum: RV-12 12-29-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,771
Posted By alexe
Hi Thomdavies, I have a -12 up at French Valley...

Hi Thomdavies,

I have a -12 up at French Valley (F70) not too far from you. Please come up and say hello. I can show you the fuel tank plans and explain what the others have said by reference to the...
Forum: RV-12 12-26-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,495
Posted By alexe
Sounds more like a loose connection, bad master...

Sounds more like a loose connection, bad master switch or bad solder joint on the circuit board behind the master switch. Switching on (or off) ignition A and B might aggravate it through physical...
Forum: RV-12 12-07-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,473
Posted By alexe
D&M Dan, I believe you have missed drilling the...

D&M Dan,
I believe you have missed drilling the hole in the cowl directly beneath the gascolator. If I recall, it's about 1" in diameter, allowing you to put the sample tube up through the hole.
Forum: RV-12 12-04-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,183
Posted By alexe
Im sure you mean EGT, not CHT at 1300+ degrees.

Im sure you mean EGT, not CHT at 1300+ degrees.
Forum: RV-12 11-17-2016, 08:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,125
Posted By alexe
Hi Randy, I had an experience similar to yours...

Hi Randy,

I had an experience similar to yours about a month ago. My run up was normal, but about five seconds of going full throttle on my take off, I received a low fuel pressure alarm. I aborted...
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2016, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,797
Posted By alexe
My HS tested fine. Has anyone in the group found...

My HS tested fine. Has anyone in the group found an issue with the bearings so far?
Alex
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,204
Posted By alexe
And the big box. Sorry, could not resist. Alex

And the big box.
Sorry, could not resist.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2016, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,483
Posted By alexe
I can't speak to the design factors, but applying...

I can't speak to the design factors, but applying light pressure to both rudder pedals simultaneously seems to help a bit in heavy turbulence.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 08-10-2016, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,758
Posted By alexe
Randy, are you sure about 161KTAS? That's one...

Randy, are you sure about 161KTAS? That's one heck of a fast -12. Must be that pretty paint job that makes it that slick :-)
Alex
Forum: RV-12 07-24-2016, 02:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 813
Posted By alexe
See this thread for a possible...

See this thread for a possible answer:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=138838
Forum: RV-12 06-06-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,802
Posted By alexe
Another reasonably priced alternative is to...

Another reasonably priced alternative is to purchase a used manifold pressure gauge from a twin engine aircraft. The can be had for around $50 on EBay. These gauges are usually internally dampened,...
Forum: RV-12 06-05-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,705
Posted By alexe
Thanks Scott. I would like to get one of the new...

Thanks Scott. I would like to get one of the new flap buttons. Do you by chance have the new part number, or is it the same as the old part?
Thanks,
Alex
Forum: RV-12 05-31-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,785
Posted By alexe
No cracks at 1 year and approx 100 hours. Alex

No cracks at 1 year and approx 100 hours.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,413
Posted By alexe
Ten more hours on the plane and another broken...

Ten more hours on the plane and another broken throttle spring. That's four (Spring-00002) springs broken since the new ones came out. Am I the only one suffering from this?
Thanks,
Alex
Forum: RV-12 02-29-2016, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,432
Posted By alexe
Manny, Not likely a "larger" problem. There...

Manny,

Not likely a "larger" problem. There might be three separate issues. The AP panel might not appear to power up if it has not yet been detected by the Skyview Network. The comm radio might...
Forum: RV-12 02-28-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,432
Posted By alexe
Hi Manny, Don't overlook testing the filter...

Hi Manny,

Don't overlook testing the filter capacitor attached to the strobe power lead by the left wing connector in the fuselage. We found one shorted solid on a friends kit recently. A quick trip...
Forum: RV-12 02-22-2016, 11:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,728
Posted By alexe
There is no fuse in the ignition circuit. Alex

There is no fuse in the ignition circuit.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 01-29-2016, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 956
Posted By alexe
I think that if you try to achieve the droop by...

I think that if you try to achieve the droop by adjusting the rod ends, you might find that the flaperon push tubes will hit the fuel pump at extremes ends of travel. You might try it to see what...
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2016, 07:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,154
Posted By alexe
Tomkk and Mich4840, It appears one of you have...

Tomkk and Mich4840,
It appears one of you have the colors associated with pin 4 wrong. I don't have access to the schematics or KAI here at home, so I can't tell which one is wrong.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,152
Posted By alexe
I like your calendar much better than the pretty...

I like your calendar much better than the pretty mixer arms!
:-)
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,789
Posted By alexe
Thanks for the quick reply Ian. Based on what I...

Thanks for the quick reply Ian. Based on what I see, I'm pretty sure its not my ADS-B receiver acting up. Something has changed at the other end. Having only TIS is a real pain because all of its...
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,789
Posted By alexe
You are probably right Jerry, but they monitor...

You are probably right Jerry, but they monitor this forum as well. Also, I think the answer will be of interest to others in this forum that have the ADS-B hardware option.
Alex
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,789
Posted By alexe
Where is the Dynon Skyview ADS-B Update?

On a short X-Country trip yesterday, I noticed that my SV-ADSB-470 receiver was no longer receiving traffic data. Skyview reverted to TIS info only sourced from the transponder. I suspect that the...
Forum: RV-12 12-29-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,413
Posted By alexe
RFSchaller, I did not notice any throttle...

RFSchaller, I did not notice any throttle response changes with the springs missing.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 12-28-2015, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,413
Posted By alexe
BigJohn, I would love to share, but...

BigJohn,
I would love to share, but unfortunately the springs departed the plane through the bottom of the lower cowling. I have no idea where/how they actually broke. I did not report the first one...
Forum: RV-12 12-28-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,413
Posted By alexe
Broken Throttle Springs

Hi,

I have experienced three broken throttle springs now in 80hrs of flight. They are the new springs (Vans part SPRING-00002, McFarlane part 6822) made by McFarlane for the vernier throttle. See...
Forum: RV-12 12-07-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 73,679
Posted By alexe
Yes, that is the AOA port.

Yes, that is the AOA port.
Forum: RV-12 11-24-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By alexe
Hi Roger, I searched rotax-owner.com forums for...

Hi Roger,
I searched rotax-owner.com forums for "Falcon". No hits at all.
Sorry,
Alex
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