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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Yesterday, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By DaleB
I still have a small stock of very, very old...

I still have a small stock of very, very old Kester lead-tin solder; it's probably 44 but the label is long since worn off the bits of spool that remain. I also have probably a pound and a half of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,352
Posted By DaleB
Seems like the older 12s got the good floats and...

Seems like the older 12s got the good floats and batteries. We finally replaced our original battery a few months ago after nearly 10 years (SN 120222 completed 1/2011), don't know when it was...
Forum: Safety 02-19-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,444
Posted By DaleB
My God, that has got to be terminally...

My God, that has got to be terminally embarrassing. Glad there were no serious injuries other than that.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-19-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 421
Posted By DaleB
The Galaxy Tab S2 has an AMOLED screen that's...

The Galaxy Tab S2 has an AMOLED screen that's very readable even in direct sunlight. I have the 8" version, which fits perfectly in mounts designed for the iPad Mini gen 1 through 3. If you're...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,668
Posted By DaleB
Nothing wrong with co-owners. I donít feel...

Nothing wrong with co-owners. I donít feel compelled to let the airplane sit idle when I canít fly. I bought the thing myself and owned it solo for a couple of years before taking on a partner, and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2020, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By DaleB
I think you completely missed my point. None of...

I think you completely missed my point. None of that has anything whatsoever to do with whether an RV-12 is E-LSA or not. I don't care what oil or filter you use, or what fuel sender you have, or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2020, 09:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,668
Posted By DaleB
I really liked my FREE Avare on my Android tablet...

I really liked my FREE Avare on my Android tablet too, with its FREE chart updates and all, but my co-owners are iThingy users and I kinda wanted to use one (and only one) device that would also...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,668
Posted By DaleB
Iím glad you guys like your 496ís. Youíre more...

Iím glad you guys like your 496ís. Youíre more than welcome to them. Weíre very happy with the iFlyís mich larger touch screen, better readability, increased information, less expensive chart...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,116
Posted By DaleB
Either I am completely misunderstanding your...

Either I am completely misunderstanding your post, or you may have misunderstood how that works. The only modifications you canít make to an E-LSA after its airworthiness certificate is issued are...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-13-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,073
Posted By DaleB
So... call it 30 grand out the door when it's...

So... call it 30 grand out the door when it's done, then.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-11-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 853
Posted By DaleB
You can use wider traces than that... up to the...

You can use wider traces than that... up to the diameter of the pads, or even larger, and still maintain adequate trace to trace clearance. With good component layout you may also be able to make...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 950
Posted By DaleB
So does ours. Iíd rather see a different...

So does ours. Iíd rather see a different charging setup, and I was worried about battery charging on short hops. Have not seen any issues, though, even on days when I flew 4-5 short Young Eagle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,245
Posted By DaleB
The RV-12 has an electric boost pump in addition...

The RV-12 has an electric boost pump in addition to the Rotax 912ULS engine-driven mechanical fuel pump.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,245
Posted By DaleB
Bet that got your attention. By sheer...

Bet that got your attention. By sheer coincidence, I was also out in that same ares (assuming south of Wahoo) also doing fairly high AoA stalls in an RV-12 that day. Didn't manage to log any glider...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-27-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By DaleB
After the original went missing on mine, tank...

After the original went missing on mine, tank sealant has kept the new one in place for over 3 years now. Still secure and looking good.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-24-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,668
Posted By DaleB
Pick off the one serial signal you need. It's a...

Pick off the one serial signal you need. It's a DB9 serial connector, but you only need data on pin 3 and ground on pin 5.
Forum: Rocket 01-17-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,840
Posted By DaleB
Not me. I'd consider my reserve of good fortune...

Not me. I'd consider my reserve of good fortune totally depleted.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,333
Posted By DaleB
Because getting AWOS at the airport of interest...

Because getting AWOS at the airport of interest is a huge pain in the empennage, and the airplane already has APRS equipment? I dunno, just spitaballing. I never claimed that it was a perfect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,333
Posted By DaleB
1.) Obviously a radio and an APRS modem would be...

1.) Obviously a radio and an APRS modem would be required. Not terribly expensive; a well used 2 meter handheld would be sufficient. They're cheap. Some are dirt cheap. Add a homebrew antenna and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 01:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,333
Posted By DaleB
Probably (I would assume) correct, if you plan to...

Probably (I would assume) correct, if you plan to broadcast weather on an aviation frequency. I'm sure the FCC *and* FAA would pour their own special blend of regulatory molasses over the process. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,333
Posted By DaleB
I think that depends. If you own the airport, or...

I think that depends. If you own the airport, or are hired by the airport to provide weather reporting, or get paid or compensated in any way for doing it, then yes -- definitely commercial. If Joe...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By DaleB
Run 100LL when that's all you can get. It won't...

Run 100LL when that's all you can get. It won't hurt anything, just shorten the oil change interval if you get over about 30%. And I carry a bottle of Decalin when I know I'll have to fill up with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2019, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,976
Posted By DaleB
Thanks! I just found those, after searching for...

Thanks! I just found those, after searching for "100 degree" without "torx" in the search term.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,976
Posted By DaleB
I should have been much more specific -- I'm just...

I should have been much more specific -- I'm just talking about the 6-32 instrument panel screws.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,976
Posted By DaleB
Are you guys using button head or flush Torx...

Are you guys using button head or flush Torx screws? And, if flush, where are you getting them?
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,354
Posted By DaleB
So very sorry to hear of your loss. My...

So very sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 794
Posted By DaleB
But can it run through the checklist items in a...

But can it run through the checklist items in a heavy Russian accent?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,921
Posted By DaleB
Kinda small for wings and...

Kinda small for wings and fuselage...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QK5Z54B
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,878
Posted By DaleB
Nice work, and those are slick little units... I...

Nice work, and those are slick little units... I may have to order one or two. Hadn't seen them before.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By DaleB
Have you figured the extra time it will take to...

Have you figured the extra time it will take to fly your planned cross country trips at 120 knots TAS instead of 170 knots, plus the extra fuel stops? I like the -12, and while it's certainly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By DaleB
If I want a nagging voice telling me everything...

If I want a nagging voice telling me everything to do when I'm flying, I'll go get a flight review. :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 31,164
Posted By DaleB
I feel the same way, and to make sure I'm not...

I feel the same way, and to make sure I'm not doing it wrong I've been using Blackstone oil analysis to verify the oil condition. That said... there will always be people who change the full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,707
Posted By DaleB
The Rotax is used in the RV-12. Ours has been...

The Rotax is used in the RV-12. Ours has been dead reliable for over 450 hours so far. No oil burn, good fuel economy. The spar pin button is a warning indicator, there to tell you if the wing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,682
Posted By DaleB
Any time the airplane doesn't do what I want it...

Any time the airplane doesn't do what I want it to do, I just figure it's because I'm not flying it right. Don't think I've ever been wrong about that.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,576
Posted By DaleB
I was all set to order some, but if they're going...

I was all set to order some, but if they're going to interfere with the lasers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,639
Posted By DaleB
That's what I sent them... 1984 vintage DD214...

That's what I sent them... 1984 vintage DD214 with my SSN blocked out.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,682
Posted By DaleB
^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This. Especially with me in the...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This. Especially with me in the plane, slowing down much below 55-60 knots with full flaps, it will come down like an elevator.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,926
Posted By DaleB
Count me among those who have replaces the flat...

Count me among those who have replaces the flat polycarbonate rear window with the molded acrylic one. We attached it with Sikaflex, and I'm very happy with it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,201
Posted By DaleB
Dang it!! No way to goose that sucker down into...

Dang it!! No way to goose that sucker down into LSA territory with turbines.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,201
Posted By DaleB
Geez, Scott. Way to burst the bubble, Mr....

Geez, Scott. Way to burst the bubble, Mr. Buzzkill.

:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-22-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 13,668
Posted By DaleB
Well, the bad news is... my 3D printed mount...

Well, the bad news is... my 3D printed mount failed. I'm really not THAT surprised, since the little mounting bosses have shear and tension stresses on them in the exact wrong direction for the 3D...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-22-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,739
Posted By DaleB
Yeah... I kind of wish I had a use for those...

Yeah... I kind of wish I had a use for those plugs in some other engine! We change them every annual, and the old plugs are still in find shape and would be still be usable in something else. At...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-21-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,739
Posted By DaleB
Exactly. I'll probably never know how the new...

Exactly. I'll probably never know how the new Bosch plugs work because they're priced ridiculously high.
Forum: Tools 10-15-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By DaleB
When I was building, I had a Sioux 1412, a cheap...

When I was building, I had a Sioux 1412, a cheap Northern Tool 1800 RPM air drill, and a Ryobi 18V cordless.

The cheap air drill was loud, big, and slow.

The battery powered drill was great for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-04-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,242
Posted By DaleB
Sorry, but that is not at all correct. A Sport...

Sorry, but that is not at all correct. A Sport Pilot, OR a Private or above flying with Sport Pilot privileges (in other words, with a lapsed but not denied medical), can fly anything that meets the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-01-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By DaleB
Purely by chance, my wife and I will be on a road...

Purely by chance, my wife and I will be on a road trip through the Southwest next week. ABQ, Santa Fe, Grand Canyon, Four Corners, Monument Valley, a few other points of interest. I guess we won't...
Forum: Safety 09-30-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By DaleB
One of my long term goals is to NOT have my last...

One of my long term goals is to NOT have my last thought on this earth be, "Well... wish I hadn't done that..."
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-30-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,809
Posted By DaleB
He's got a point. Aside from the number of...

He's got a point. Aside from the number of cylinders, air cooling instead of water, the fact that it's a radial and not a boxer, it's direct drive and won't need a PSRU, a couple dozen HP, it's...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-25-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,127
Posted By DaleB
Norm -- I certainly didn't take any offense to...

Norm -- I certainly didn't take any offense to your post. The 12 is a great little airplane, and will do what Van's claims it will. The only place I've seen performance lacking on ours, really, was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 782
Posted By DaleB
The maintenance manual will give you the details...

The maintenance manual will give you the details of the stands to build, and how to get the plane onto them. There is a nice set of plans here:...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,578
Posted By DaleB
No significant priming inside this airplane....

No significant priming inside this airplane. Since it's alclad, probably not necessary (refer to the many "primer wars" threads for both sides of the argument). It was finished in 2011, and we've...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,578
Posted By DaleB
Mine said 749 when I bought it. Paint, wheel...

Mine said 749 when I bought it. Paint, wheel pants, autopilot, no lights.

Let's just say I have no immediate plans to roll it onto the scales and check that number. I have lightened it up a little...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-23-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,127
Posted By DaleB
I'd be interested to know what prop pitch could...

I'd be interested to know what prop pitch could produce numbers like that, regardless of climb performance.

When I bought my RV-12, the prop was set somewhat over-pitched in an apparent attempt to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-23-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,414
Posted By DaleB
Search Amazon for "thermal paste". You can order...

Search Amazon for "thermal paste". You can order whatever size container you want of white silicone thermal paste... dirt cheap, and the little 50 or 100g jar I bought will be a lifetime supply for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 31,164
Posted By DaleB
480-something right now. Like I said, we send a...

480-something right now. Like I said, we send a sample off to Blackstone every time, and what I really like is the comparison with previous reports.

Actually, looking at the last report -- I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,276
Posted By DaleB
I have, actually, and it sounds fine. Mine, a...

I have, actually, and it sounds fine. Mine, a couple of other RV-12s, etc. Noise cancelling microphones work pretty well. It's not like the RV-12 is noisier than, say, an RV-7, or most other...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 31,164
Posted By DaleB
No, I mean I'm changing the oil every 100 hours...

No, I mean I'm changing the oil every 100 hours (or 12 months) with Aeroshell Sport Plus 4, per the Rotax maintenance manuals. And every time I change oil, I'm sending a sample to Blackstone for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,276
Posted By DaleB
A good headset weighs a LOT less than extra sound...

A good headset weighs a LOT less than extra sound deadening insulation that won't help at all in flight.

The Rotax itself doesn't seem really noisy, but the prop and wind noise are. Doesn't matter...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 31,164
Posted By DaleB
As specified by Rotax... Aeroshell Sport Plus 4.

As specified by Rotax... Aeroshell Sport Plus 4.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 31,164
Posted By DaleB
For what it's worth, two consecutive Blackstone...

For what it's worth, two consecutive Blackstone oil analysis reports at 100 hour intervals have shown that the oil and engine are both happy. We run unleaded ethanol-free 91 AKI mogas almost all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,393
Posted By DaleB
Good call -- I wouldn't have touched that either.

Good call -- I wouldn't have touched that either.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-08-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,524
Posted By DaleB
Happy birthday.

Happy birthday.
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