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Forum: RV-12 03-01-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 852
Posted By jrich
Fuel & Oil Hose Replacement Report

We recently replaced every fuel and oil hose with Aircraft Specialty, LLCís Teflon lined hoses. Included was their Thermostasis unit and fittings kit offer. Steve at Aircraft Specialty, LLC was very...
Forum: ADS-B 12-06-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,577
Posted By jrich
Powering Stratux

I have the D-180 configuration. So, to gain 12v power, cut off with the master switch, where do I go to add a new 12v power wire to power up anything inclusive of the Statux or ADS-B out equipment...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 28,910
Posted By jrich
I as well as other RV-12 owners, I'm sure, would...

I as well as other RV-12 owners, I'm sure, would like to know how many fork failures have occurred as well as the number of forks with weld area cracks found including those that had cracks, were...
Forum: RV-12 04-07-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,806
Posted By jrich
Below are my oil...

Below are my oil...
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,001
Posted By jrich
If you look in the left margin of the Service...

If you look in the left margin of the Service Istruction (SI), there are bold vertical lines to indicated the revisions made in the text since the last SI was published.
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,861
Posted By jrich
More about using mogas: The gasoline providers...

More about using mogas:

The gasoline providers are allowed by the EPA to dispense "winter blend" gasolines generally from October through April. Winter blend gasolines have a higher R[U]eid [U]Vapor...
Forum: RV-12 03-24-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,571
Posted By jrich
Below are photos of my cell phone mount. I cut...

Below are photos of my cell phone mount. I cut off the swivel portion of an old iphone holster. I used the existing nut plates in back of the panel and countersunk the holster to accept flat head...
Forum: RV-12 03-23-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,806
Posted By jrich
Do not turn the electric fuel pump off during any...

Do not turn the electric fuel pump off during any part of flight operations! See my post and rvbuilder2002 (Scott McDaniel's) comments at:...
Forum: RV-12 02-20-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,804
Posted By jrich
I agree with 4. above if DHeal is referring to...

I agree with 4. above if DHeal is referring to the oil reservoir vent line. But, i would also check the hose vent line from the weep/drain off of the mechanical fuel pump. I had a similar sporatic...
Forum: RV-12 02-20-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 19,794
Posted By jrich
So, why did Vans change the POH to turn the...

So, why did Vans change the POH to turn the avionics switch on after start up?
Forum: RV-12 02-20-2017, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,806
Posted By jrich
Electric Fuel Pump Stopped Working

During the walk around check a few weeks back, I turned on the master switch to get a fuel sample with the electric fuel pump running. The pump ran for about 4 secs. then just stopped completely....
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,571
Posted By jrich
Can you post a pic. of it mounted?

Can you post a pic. of it mounted?
Forum: RV-12 01-01-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,571
Posted By jrich
iPhone mount

Anyone have an example of an iPhone mounted on the panel or cabin? I want to mount our electronic, interactive checklist that's on an iPhone 6+ preferably in as much of a heads up position as...
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,082
Posted By jrich
You are correct on all of what you've written....

You are correct on all of what you've written. Regarding the drilling of the existing ratty hole, it will be difficult to hit the original center. However, by clamping the fork down in as near the...
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,082
Posted By jrich
I think you're right. I've now made sure they are...

I think you're right. I've now made sure they are shared. Thanks for the heads up on that. However, it looks like the post #9 may still require a CTRL refresh sometimes. It may have something to do...
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2016, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,082
Posted By jrich
I believe that I have the appropriate axle...

I believe that I have the appropriate axle (U-1210A) and spacer (U-1210B). These measure 5.270” end to end when assembled. If you add to this dimension the washer (.061” thick) under the AN6-60A bolt...
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,082
Posted By jrich
Here are the pictures. Hopefully they'll show up...

Here are the pictures. Hopefully they'll show up this...
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,082
Posted By jrich
I don't know why this is happening. The pictures...

I don't know why this is happening. The pictures show up on my computer screen the first time it is displayed. If I refresh the screen, only the first picture is shown. If I press the refresh button...
Forum: RV-12 04-07-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,082
Posted By jrich
Nose Fork Assembly Hole Enlargement

My plane (RV-12, S/N 120147) has approx. 370 hrs. I'm currently doing my condition inspection and found obvious free play of the axle inside the port side part of the nose fork. Upon disassembly and...
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2016, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,582
Posted By jrich
I bought mine from someone else who built it. The...

I bought mine from someone else who built it. The end of the bolts on every pedal were denting the firewall. I discovered this at my first annual. We made the wooden jig as called out in the plans...
Forum: RV-12 03-15-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,684
Posted By jrich
Forgot to say I have a D-180.

Forgot to say I have a D-180.
Forum: RV-12 03-15-2016, 06:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,684
Posted By jrich
My fuel pressure sensor looks just like a VDO...

My fuel pressure sensor looks just like a VDO 360-043. So, I'm assuming that is what it is.

Thanks to all who responded.
Forum: RV-12 03-14-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,684
Posted By jrich
Dynon Indicated Electric Fuel Pump Pressure with Engine Not Running

What does your Dynon indicate for fuel pressure with the electric fuel pump on and the engine not running?

With the fuel tank with approx. 1 gal. of fuel, mine shows 1.8 psi.

With the fuel tank...
Forum: RV-12 03-10-2016, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,376
Posted By jrich
Thanks to all responders. Don, the rivets aft...

Thanks to all responders.

Don, the rivets aft of the ELT are dome head rivets (AN470AD3-4 or AN470AD4-4 by rev.: 1) per page 31-15 of the KAI.
Forum: RV-12 03-09-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,376
Posted By jrich
Tank wear and causes: description and pictures

I need to correct my earlier post. The two wear pits to the bottom of the tank are the worst pits and are pointed to with the sharpie pens in the first pic. There are actually six wear pits caused by...
Forum: RV-12 03-09-2016, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,376
Posted By jrich
Fuel tank wear on bottom and front caused by rivets &...

My plane has approx. 370 hrs. and I'm currently doing my condition inspection and found wear pits on the bottom and front of the fuel tank:

1. There are two wear pits on the bottom of the fuel tank...
Forum: RV-12 03-09-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,103
Posted By jrich
Fuel tank wear on bottom and front caused by rivets &...

My plane has approx. 370 hrs. and I'm currently doing my condition inspection and found wear pits on the bottom and front of the fuel tank:

1. There are two wear pits on the bottom of the fuel tank...
Forum: RV-12 01-14-2016, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,894
Posted By jrich
I did not own the plane until after 200 hours....

I did not own the plane until after 200 hours. and the engine log book does not indicate the extent of the inspection.
Forum: RV-12 01-14-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,894
Posted By jrich
After installing the new (2 dot) floats, we found...

After installing the new (2 dot) floats, we found fuel pouring out the right carb. air filter on one occassion. Upon carb. inspection, we noted significant wear on the bottom end of the needle valve....
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 293,704
Posted By jrich
carb. full throttle stop recommendation

This is what I sent to Vans Aircraft and to Rotax:

For the RV-12, referencing KAI drawing page 50-05 (revision 1), if the VA-219 throttle arm hardware assembly were not to be tightened sufficiently...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,011
Posted By jrich
Per Joe Goresí & E.D. Elliotís posts, we decided...

Per Joe Goresí & E.D. Elliotís posts, we decided to confirm that the 2A fuse really was good. We found that it was blown. We put in the original fuse and all worked. Remember, one of the first things...
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,011
Posted By jrich
Thanks to all who have responded thus far to my...

Thanks to all who have responded thus far to my problem.

In the initial troubleshooting, I did so many checks that I had forgotten what I had checked. Note to all: Write this stuff down. So, after...
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,011
Posted By jrich
Electric Stabilator Trim Not Working

RV-12, S/N 120147 with D-180, 360 hours, flying 5 years:
Depression of trim switch up or down does not actuate the servo and does not yield a voltage signal on either the white or white/red wires at...
Forum: RV-12 08-19-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,958
Posted By jrich
voltage regulator

It appears that my voltage regulator (orig. w/360 hrs.) has fallen victim to the curse. We have noticed only one period of discharge instead of charging. Then, the system began for no known reason...
Forum: RV-12 08-16-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,861
Posted By jrich
More details on fuel vapor pressure: I tested...

More details on fuel vapor pressure:

I tested some 93 octane, 10% ethanol gas from Walmart today at various temperatures and came up with an average Reid Vapor Pressure of 8.4 psi. for this fuel...
Forum: RV-12 08-16-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,861
Posted By jrich
Thanks for your input. Great suggestions except...

Thanks for your input. Great suggestions except I'm not sure about 4. & 8. above. As I indicated in a previous post, I made sure there was an air gap between fuel hoses and other hotter hoses. I...
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,861
Posted By jrich
If you are asking what I noted about the vapor...

If you are asking what I noted about the vapor pressure when I tested every load of 87 octane:

Every load that I sampled was a pass or safe load. I did not log the vapor pressure numerical results....
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,861
Posted By jrich
I've dug out my test kit and found what I believe...

I've dug out my test kit and found what I believe would address the testing of fuel issue. I took pictures of the instructions for estimating the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) along with my tester and...
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,861
Posted By jrich
Thanks for your suggestions. Since the problems,...

Thanks for your suggestions. Since the problems, we have opened the gascolator, took out the screen and found minimal trash. Definitely had nearly 99% of the screen available for flow. Since we...
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,861
Posted By jrich
I have a Peterson vapor pressure test kit...

I have a Peterson vapor pressure test kit (syringe & gauge) that I purchased and used when I got my STC for my Cherokee 235 to check the vapor pressure of the fuel. While I owned the Cherokee, I...
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,861
Posted By jrich
We have flown before in hot weather with the same...

We have flown before in hot weather with the same fuel. But, maybe the conditions were severe enough. We surely hadn't added hot fuel to the fuel tank before. I'm confident that adding hot fuel was a...
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,861
Posted By jrich
fuel used

For the conditions we experienced, we were using Walmart's 93 octane with 10% ethanol. We pretty much have always used Walmart or Ractrac 93 octane fuel.

Thank you, Scott, for your input. We agree...
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,861
Posted By jrich
Loss of Power Experiences - Due to vapor lock? cont.

FYI

RV-12 completed 2010 and had approx. 350 hours at the beginning of these issues.
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,861
Posted By jrich
Loss of Power Experiences - Due to vapor lock? continued

A person might and should ask: Why or how in the heck would someone put themselves in the position of (2) in-flight power losses after the first in-flight power loss? Hereís how this came about:

The...
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,861
Posted By jrich
Loss of Power Experiences - Due to vapor lock?

Below is an explanation of the power losses we experienced and our thought process in solving it. Iím posting it here to accomplish the following objectives:

1. If the problem weíve experienced is...
Forum: RV-12 09-01-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 993
Posted By jrich
Carb floats flaking

At least one of my carb floats was flaking on the inside surface. Also, at least one of my floats have what appears to be gouges on the corners and arc shaped gouges that may be caused by the brass...
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,387
Posted By jrich
I installed one with the weaker springs a few...

I installed one with the weaker springs a few months back and it didn't hold the throttle in place sufficiently. The throttle would creep forward. I called McFarlane and Joe (I think) provided me...
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,472
Posted By jrich
crack in the inside corner of the left fuselage skin (F-1270L)

After 260 hrs., I have an approx. 1.5Ē long crack in the inside corner of the left fuselage skin (F-1270L) where the Upper Firewall (F-1201A) meets the Firewall Shelf (F-1201B). See...
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2013, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,094
Posted By jrich
collapsible fuel bladder

Anyone buy a collapsible fuel bladder that they can recommend?
Forum: RV-12 06-06-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 934
Posted By jrich
Canopy Gaskets

Have suggestions for canopy gaskets, especially where the canopy meets the rollbar?
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,000
Posted By jrich
Rudder cables resting on bulkheads

I purchased my RV-12 and am doing my 1st C.I. and see that the rudder cables are so slack, unless the pedals are depressed, that the cables rest on at least two of the bulkheads in the fuselage. I've...
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,339
Posted By jrich
I'm aware of the external padded control surface...

I'm aware of the external padded control surface locks (Pad-lok). I don't know if there is enough of a gap to be be used on the RV-12. Any thoughts?
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,339
Posted By jrich
flaperon holder

I would like to see a picture of a simple device that holds the flaperon trailing edge inline with the balance of the trailing edge of the wing. I plan on towing the plane with the wings off and...
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,148
Posted By jrich
Did you solve your noise problem?

Did you solve your noise problem?
Forum: RV-12 06-09-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,335
Posted By jrich
intercom noise

The pilot side can barely hear the copilot apparently due to noise. We took the RV-12 to an avionics specialist. He listened to the problem, swapped headsets with his known to operate properly sets...
Forum: RV-12 05-24-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,994
Posted By jrich
What I'm gathering is that there's no provision...

What I'm gathering is that there's no provision for voltage adjustment and that the Dynon reads .5 less than the actual voltage at the battery which for my case would be right where it should be for...
Forum: RV-12 05-24-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,994
Posted By jrich
I haven't done as you've suggested yet but I had...

I haven't done as you've suggested yet but I had planned to do just that. Excellent suggestion. Thanks.
Forum: RV-12 05-24-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,994
Posted By jrich
I believe that the voltage should be between 14.0...

I believe that the voltage should be between 14.0 & 14.2. In any case, the Dynon shows it usually in the yellow zone and I'd like it to be green.

Thanks for your quick response.
Forum: RV-12 05-24-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,994
Posted By jrich
voltage adjustment

My RV-12 charging voltage is 13.7. I'd like to increase it. How do I do it?
Forum: RV-12 05-10-2012, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,714
Posted By jrich
Same problem with rubbing with my recently...

Same problem with rubbing with my recently purchased RV-12.
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