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Forum: Tools 10-15-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
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, 10:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,752
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: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-03-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 772
Posted By DaleB
Today's off-topic

Am I the only one bugged by the misplaced apostrophe?

Are'ntgentina should properly be Aren'tgentina.
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-01-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
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, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 701
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, 09:24 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,321
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: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 09-28-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,927
Posted By DaleB
Weird. On my phone: I see the pics. ...

Weird.

On my phone: I see the pics.

Waterfox browser: No pics.

Chrome browser: No pics, but gray circles with horizontal bars (as in, the browser says there are pics it can't display).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-25-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,012
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, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
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, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
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, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
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, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,012
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, 07:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,045
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, 08:47 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 23,575
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, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,832
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, 08:47 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 23,575
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, 07:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,832
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, 09:37 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 23,575
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, 04:40 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 23,575
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, 09:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,313
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, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,077
Posted By DaleB
Happy birthday.

Happy birthday.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-08-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,247
Posted By DaleB
John... I just drilled 1" or so holes in the...

John... I just drilled 1" or so holes in the wheel pants to be able to get an extension in there. It didn't look too bad when the wheel pants were bright yellow, and now that they're black you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,832
Posted By DaleB
I use QT Halos, they’re quiet enough. So is the...

I use QT Halos, they’re quiet enough. So is the Bose A20s we have for passengers. My co-owner likes his Zulu 3s. If I were buying new today I’d probably look very hard at the new CMW headsets,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,304
Posted By DaleB
No idea if that will work or not, sorry. I did...

No idea if that will work or not, sorry. I did mine last winter, and after verifying that the wheel pant wouldn't fit unmodified I just followed the directions.

That's rare for me, but it does...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,304
Posted By DaleB
Not having the nose wheel pant on cost us a few...

Not having the nose wheel pant on cost us a few knots -- sorry, I don't remember exactly how many. Less than 5, but enough that we noticed.

I wasn't able to see a way to get the wheel pant to fit...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By DaleB
Yes, that. We did, and it's nice to know we'll...

Yes, that. We did, and it's nice to know we'll never have to replace those again.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,394
Posted By DaleB
I'm not entirely sure what the issue is... but...

I'm not entirely sure what the issue is... but are you trying to attach the tail fairing on the inside of the skin?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,666
Posted By DaleB
Ah -- yeah, I see they changed that a couple...

Ah -- yeah, I see they changed that a couple years after mine was built.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
Well, its finished for now. I installed...

Well, its finished for now. I installed everything yesterday, but the D180 wasn't getting GPS data. Found some wires swapped, fixed that, but still no joy. This morning I replaced the ancient USB...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,666
Posted By DaleB
Also check for anything (like a USB power plug)...

Also check for anything (like a USB power plug) in the 12V power socket. The socket is wired to the battery, not the master, so if you have a USB power supply plugged in it will suck current from...
Forum: ADS-B 08-31-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,529
Posted By DaleB
We installed an EchoUAT and SkyFyx in our RV-12. ...

We installed an EchoUAT and SkyFyx in our RV-12. Once I got the threshold value set right, the FAA has been happy with it. I Just completed a test flight with our new iFly GPS, and it's happy with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
The mount I cooked up is unique to the RV-12. ...

The mount I cooked up is unique to the RV-12. I'll certainly publish the Solidworks file and the STL so people can 3D print their own. It's a pretty long print job, so I'm not sure about offering...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
I think you are missing a couple of points here. ...

I think you are missing a couple of points here. With the iFly mounted, you no longer NEED the tablet for anything. If you WANT to use it for something, like advance flight planning, the exact same...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
Well... first off, there would be wiring to...

Well... first off, there would be wiring to supply power to whatever tablet we decided to mount, plus needing to actually mount the tablet. And in the end, it STILL won’t supply guidance to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
From the web site: Last night I took the mount...

From the web site:

Last night I took the mount and GPS to the hangar for a test fit. I'm happy with it, with a minor reservation. I may need to move the mounting lugs up a quarter inch or so if...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2019, 03:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
No, it's a Windows CE device, and FF is only...

No, it's a Windows CE device, and FF is only available for Apple devices. The 740 is a standalone device, but there is an app with identical functionality available for Apple, Android, and Windows...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
5-1/2 hours of printing goes from...

5-1/2 hours of printing goes from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
I had what I thought was a pretty good take on a...

I had what I thought was a pretty good take on a mounting plate for the iFly 740b. I printed off a "template" -- I just reduced the thickness to .050 and printed that, so I could take it tot he...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
There's no rule that you can't just buy the parts...

There's no rule that you can't just buy the parts to build a Stratux and install them wherever you want. You could (and I considered doing this, before installing the uAvionix system) mount the Pi...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
I received the GPS early this week. It's pretty...

I received the GPS early this week. It's pretty nice. If I were designing it, I'd have put the connectors in different places. The power and USB are on one side, and audio is on the opposite side. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By DaleB
I have no idea. I'm still using the original...

I have no idea. I'm still using the original floats. Maybe ask the manufacturer, which inexplicably no one seems to have done. I'm sure they could answer the question.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 688
Posted By DaleB
I don't quite understand the persistence of the...

I don't quite understand the persistence of the question about whether they would be made to exactly match the weight of the old floats. The weight of the floats is immaterial. If the floats weigh...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-16-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,301
Posted By DaleB
I had one of the cheap ones sourced from Amazon. ...

I had one of the cheap ones sourced from Amazon. Didn't make any noise, but also didn't last more than a couple of months before dying.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-16-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
iFly 740b GPS device is on its way. I have a...

iFly 740b GPS device is on its way. I have a wiring harness figured out for it to plug in as a direct replacement for the Garmin 496. I haven't worked out the exact details of the mount yet -- I'll...
Forum: ADS-B 08-15-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By DaleB
The project is a Fisher Celebrity. Engine is...

The project is a Fisher Celebrity. Engine is undetermined at this point, probably won't know for several years. Most likely some flavor of Continental.
Forum: ADS-B 08-14-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,183
Posted By DaleB
You bet. Doing it now, in fact. Not an RV,...

You bet. Doing it now, in fact. Not an RV, but... yeah.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,319
Posted By DaleB
We used Sikaflex to install our newer acrylic...

We used Sikaflex to install our newer acrylic rear window. Love it. Not sure what would necessitate removing it, since it won't crack and craze like the old polycarbonate window did. As a bonus,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By DaleB
That is indeed odd, and I'd want to figure out...

That is indeed odd, and I'd want to figure out the reason before further flight. There was an SB for inspecting the flaperon bearing bracket. Have you done that inspection?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,454
Posted By DaleB
With all due respect, I don't think that's...

With all due respect, I don't think that's correct. I think "deferred" means "cannot fly until a medical certificate is issued". An AME should be able to tell you for sure. AOPA, EAA, and the FAA...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,434
Posted By DaleB
My 912ULS has been perfectly happy with 91 octane...

My 912ULS has been perfectly happy with 91 octane at 1050 MSL for the past several years. I don't know what the formula is (assuming there IS a formula) to equate 93 AKI at sea level to something...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
I like the 696, and in fact have owned two of...

I like the 696, and in fact have owned two of them (bought, rebuilt battery packs, and sold). However, it along with all other Garmin options will not receive ADS-B traffic or weather without having...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
Post #6...

Post #6 (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1364466&postcount=6), and some extra characters.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
Yeah. About what I saw on the Garmin when it had...

Yeah. About what I saw on the Garmin when it had XM WX.

Pretty impressive dive, by the way. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
Interesting. I've seen NEXRAD in Avare, it looks...

Interesting. I've seen NEXRAD in Avare, it looks pretty reasonable. I've also seen it (via SiriusXM) on the 496; it looked like a very early 8-bit video game gone wrong. Good enough, really, given...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
Autopilot, wind speed and direction, course for...

Autopilot, wind speed and direction, course for CDI off the top of my head. Maybe some other functions. Pretty sure the D180 has an internal magnetometer.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
iFly tech support tells me that 740b will talk to...

iFly tech support tells me that 740b will talk to the D180 via the USB-serial adapter. Wifi for ADS-B from the echoUAT.

You should be able to split off the serial GPS data to the ELT also. It's...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
From a hardware perspective, you only need one...

From a hardware perspective, you only need one serial port for GPS data to your EFIS, and ADS-B IN data from the echoUAT. Both are unidirectional data streams. I don't know if the iFly software...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
Several thousand. I stopped looking when it got...

Several thousand. I stopped looking when it got to over $6K new, and that was just a non-touch 7" SkyView; the HDX would be about $2K higher. You'd need the SkyView, ADAHRS, and engine monitoring...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
Yep. That's one of my criteria for selecting a...

Yep. That's one of my criteria for selecting a replacement for the 496 -- wifi or serial, either way it needs to get traffic and weather form the uAvionix.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
Better fix that. You only have another 4-1/2...

Better fix that. You only have another 4-1/2 months to get equipped. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
Several reasons. There are two of us flying the...

Several reasons. There are two of us flying the plane, and we have different tablets. The RAM mount we have works, but it's not very convenient and is difficult to use in turbulence - plus there's...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
We installed a uAvionix EchoUAT. In addition to...

We installed a uAvionix EchoUAT. In addition to ADS-B OUT, it acts just like a Stratus or Stratux for ADS-B IN. Garmin products will only listen to Garmin products, so Garmin products are out.
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