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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By DonFromTX
Market Slump?

I am a bit surprised, not even one bite on this plane yet. maybe desire for an ELSA has softened a bit from the Basic Med rules.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 08:52 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 374
Posted By DonFromTX
For Sale: RV12 AKA Air Force One

Here is an interesting item, a highly modified RV12 registered as Air Force 1. You can click on the builders log in my signature, then select the "all" tab to see the whole history. This aircraft...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-22-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By DonFromTX
Hi Deene hows it going up there, you should come...

Hi Deene hows it going up there, you should come visit more! Sorry, you were SECOND in line,
I am awaiting payment.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-22-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By DonFromTX
SOLD Garmin VIRB Camera

SOLD AWAITING PAYMENT I need to sell a Garmin VIRB Elite HD camera with WiFi and GPS, new in the box with all sorts of extra stuff, to include a "Prop Filter" (don't laugh, there is actually such a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-22-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By DonFromTX
FS New Improved RV12 Nosewheel Fork Kit

SOLD SOLD SOLD
I purchased this from Vans to use on my plane, but never installed it. This is the new much improved fork kit with the fairing stuff as well. Vans sells the fork for 325.00 and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By DonFromTX
I would be nervous of having a spot that can trap...

I would be nervous of having a spot that can trap liquid. Condensation could be frozen there and stop the vent.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-21-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By DonFromTX
Clecos for Sale

SOLD SOLD I have two bags of 100 each of copper 1/8 brand new never even opened, from Brown Tool Company..
Aircraft Spruce says .67 each, making it a $134 plus shipping pair.
You can buy mine...
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By DonFromTX
No, this comparison was to my ELSA RV12, not the...

No, this comparison was to my ELSA RV12, not the one I built. Air Force one is for sale also, but for far less of course, as you say phase one would help a lot on that one, I am making some plans to...
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By DonFromTX
To build or to buy

I never paid much attention to building costs, building was more important to me than selling the completed product or even flying it. I took some time just now and added up what one would spend if...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-18-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By DonFromTX
I have a Sioux and a Chicago Pneumatic, both with...

I have a Sioux and a Chicago Pneumatic, both with keyless chucks, which is your preference?
http://i64.tinypic.com/21mgjet.jpg
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-18-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,101
Posted By DonFromTX
Since I have one listed for $69000 I have noticed...

Since I have one listed for $69000 I have noticed that as well. The first class options on a 12 make a difference in cost and how well someone likes it. It appears to me that the D180 reduces price...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-18-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,149
Posted By DonFromTX
Tools for Sale

All SOLD I think! I never expected the response. As soon as this crop of buyers are done, I will relist if any left.
I am thru building, am a tool freak, and will be listing all my tools for sale....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-17-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 454
Posted By DonFromTX
FS Headsets

I have two pair of FlightCom headsets. No model numbers showing, I would assume they are the ones that sell for about $110 a pair. You can have both of them for $110 shipped anywhere in the USA.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-16-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,101
Posted By DonFromTX
How am I supposed to sell mine for $69000 with...

How am I supposed to sell mine for $69000 with competition like this:D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-16-2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By DonFromTX
For Sale: Three 500-5 Tires and Tubes

Still in the factory wrap fresh from Desser Tire, three 500-5 6 ply RTO Elite Premium 2 groove retreads and three 500-5 Butyl inner tubes, TR-67. I bought these for my RV 12, but am selling the...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-14-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 355
Posted By DonFromTX
FS Cleveland Main Squeeze Kit

SOLD SOLD SOLD
I need to sell a main squeeze, it has only been used for 4 or 5 rivets, looks absolutely brand new. What you get from Cleveland for $420, buy mine for only $380, shipping to USA...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-14-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 571
Posted By DonFromTX
For Sale: RV 12 ELSA with all options

This is a very well built and great flying RV 12 that was built by an A&P and then sold to an A&P. It has ALL the options, Dynon Skyview, autopilot, lights etc. About 100 hours total time,...
Forum: RV-12 01-13-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,546
Posted By DonFromTX
I fought that on mine, finally found out it was...

I fought that on mine, finally found out it was the upper spar to fuselage lack of clearance. It is hard to see the interference when you are outside, it is the inner skin that needed to be cut out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By DonFromTX
I got mine from a Kings school, but NOT John and...

I got mine from a Kings school, but NOT John and Martha King. It was in Tennessee maybe 25 years or so ago, maybe it changed to the Baker school. Guaranteed to pass was attractive.
We went over...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-10-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By DonFromTX
I can beat that, I will offer $15. Now you can...

I can beat that, I will offer $15. Now you can explain that there is a bidding war going on for it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,099
Posted By DonFromTX
I stopped there once and have never forgot about...

I stopped there once and have never forgot about it!
Just seemed like a very nice place to retire and enjoy life.
Forum: Tools 01-09-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 534
Posted By DonFromTX
Air Compressor Report

I came across this in some members builders log I think, and decided it would be what I needed. My RV12 tires seem to leak down far too fast to suit me, and there is not always an air compressor...
Forum: RV-12 01-06-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,747
Posted By DonFromTX
Here is a link to my friends builder log, he and...

Here is a link to my friends builder log, he and I are both trying to learn all about prop balance stuff. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
http://torstensrv-12.blogspot.com/
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By DonFromTX
On my other RV12 I made sure I had cool induction...

On my other RV12 I made sure I had cool induction air - and it lets out heat when parked as well!
http://i68.tinypic.com/205v53a.jpg
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By DonFromTX
Intake Air Option

I was lurking around a friends Rotax powered plane yesterday, and noticed this intake manifold treatment. It always seemed a bit wrong to feed our engine heated air to burn. Has anyone ever played...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-03-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 921
Posted By DonFromTX
I own two Sensenich Rotax hub props, this hub is...

I own two Sensenich Rotax hub props, this hub is not a Rotax I don't think.
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,747
Posted By DonFromTX
Uh Scott, does that mean you don't know the...

Uh Scott, does that mean you don't know the answer to my questions either?:D
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,747
Posted By DonFromTX
Angry I bought a balancer and loaned it to another...

I bought a balancer and loaned it to another RV12/Rotax owner, he has had some interesting times learning to use it. Something that has puzzled me is that while trying to balance the prop, an...
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By DonFromTX
None of the suggested reasons apply, in fact with...

None of the suggested reasons apply, in fact with a crosswind I had to actually put in full right rudder AND some brake to keep centerline on takeoff. I think (but not positive) our props are...
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,692
Posted By DonFromTX
A Tale of Two Twelves

Something bugging me, I have flown a total of two RV12s, mine and the one Jetguy owns. In his it took a whole bunch of right rudder to keep on the centerline, with mine it does not require that. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,102
Posted By DonFromTX
Wow, am I ever impressed with your resume!! But...

Wow, am I ever impressed with your resume!! But please tell me in language I can understand exactly what or how that photo of you in your RV8 translates. I just cannot figure it out!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-30-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By DonFromTX
I found photos, I will take it, is Paypal OK for...

I found photos, I will take it, is Paypal OK for payment?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-30-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By DonFromTX
I am interested, send me some photos.

I am interested, send me some photos.
Forum: RV-12 12-23-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,385
Posted By DonFromTX
I too thought Basic Med was going to be great for...

I too thought Basic Med was going to be great for me, campaigned heavy for it to become law. As it turned out, me and most of my friends were passed by (too many years since last physical). As a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,387
Posted By DonFromTX
While training with Jetguy in his RV12/Dynon D180...

While training with Jetguy in his RV12/Dynon D180 I was having a devil of a time reading the screen. He or I thought it might be the transition lens, so I got a pair of "normal" bifocals, the...
Forum: RV-12 12-16-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 19,291
Posted By DonFromTX
Someone once said they did that because the Evans...

Someone once said they did that because the Evans does not absorb heat as well as ordinary antifreeze, even though it avoids hot spots better.
I use Evans in one of my RV12s, antifreeze in the other...
Forum: RV-12 12-14-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 19,291
Posted By DonFromTX
I totally agree Sam, I learned a lot from just...

I totally agree Sam, I learned a lot from just reading the responses.
Valuable information I feel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,099
Posted By DonFromTX
Wow, I have been thru two divorces and I could...

Wow, I have been thru two divorces and I could have not written this post any better. Great advice given there, please read and heed it if you can.
Forum: RV-12 12-07-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,591
Posted By DonFromTX
You are correct, the maint manual says "Pour in...

You are correct, the maint manual says "Pour in approx 3l(0.8 gal(US)
of fresh oil." Drops you off there, never saying to add to correct dipstick level or whatever.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 770
Posted By DonFromTX
And thank you for sharing all that. You have no...

And thank you for sharing all that. You have no idea how proud this old (I just turned 80) pilot is to hear such a story.
Congratulations on an outstanding achievement!!
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,591
Posted By DonFromTX
Maybe I was following this earlier advice in this...

Maybe I was following this earlier advice in this thread as well, which apparently is incorrect.
QUOTE=Jolly;1179976]Rotate the prop first to get the tank gurgle. This pushes the excess oil back to...
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,591
Posted By DonFromTX
Interesting! My reference is out at the hangar,...

Interesting! My reference is out at the hangar, but it was quite specific about adding 3 liters..
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,591
Posted By DonFromTX
I ran out of time yesterday, but after following...

I ran out of time yesterday, but after following all the instructions carefully, after adding the 3 liters of new oil and hand propping it 20 revolutions, the oil level was still far too high. Is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,522
Posted By DonFromTX
For what it is worth, I just bought a Bose A20, a...

For what it is worth, I just bought a Bose A20, a lot of the reason was that they seem to be very happy with hearing aids. They are great with hearing aids I found out.
Forum: RV-12 11-28-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,672
Posted By DonFromTX
For me it is, I have the new fork in stock now.

For me it is, I have the new fork in stock now.
Forum: RV-12 11-25-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,161
Posted By DonFromTX
Fighting this along with everyone else, but I am...

Fighting this along with everyone else, but I am surprised no one has mentioned the Swift Fuel UL94. I am on a campaign to get it at my airport and it would seem to be ideal for many of us. Has...
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,694
Posted By DonFromTX
Great job by the way, I sure enjoyed...

Great job by the way, I sure enjoyed it.
Interestingly, this shows how inconsistent the FAA and the DAR's are, I flunked my first AW "inspection" because the wings were not installed (even though ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,609
Posted By DonFromTX
Here is a link to a system I used. Not only dirt...

Here is a link to a system I used. Not only dirt cheap, but has been wonderful lighting, easy to install as well. I would not change for any other system. I have never exceeded my electrical...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,396
Posted By DonFromTX
I am sure you are right, I just meant ones I have...

I am sure you are right, I just meant ones I have seen and spoke to the owner.
Worthy of note, each owner was very happy with the Corvair.

QUOTE=E28POWER;1220109]Actually, I think there are over...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,396
Posted By DonFromTX
Another factor to consider, I am aware of 5...

Another factor to consider, I am aware of 5 Zenith 601/650 flying with Corvair, zero RV12. Getting the W&B plus engine mount and cowling would be much simpler on the Zenith.
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,396
Posted By DonFromTX
In case you are interested, I have a friend who...

In case you are interested, I have a friend who has built a very nice Corvair engine for his Turner project, but has come across an 0320 to use instead,
so the Corvair is for sale.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,095
Posted By DonFromTX
Talking Well, DUH, "Hail to the Chief" as if I really had...

Well, DUH, "Hail to the Chief" as if I really had a choice
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,098
Posted By DonFromTX
Interesting, I never thought about that even. I...

Interesting, I never thought about that even. I made so many modifications to what started as kit 461, I felt I owed it to Vans to not call it an RV12.

many
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,098
Posted By DonFromTX
I never had the problem, I call mine "Air Force...

I never had the problem, I call mine "Air Force One". It always gets some puzzled looks even from pilots, then I have to explain it is not a nickname I use for it, but that it is actually registered...
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,837
Posted By DonFromTX
Update. This post has brought up some...

Update. This post has brought up some interesting posts, as well as an FAA policy that can be read with some loopholes that one would not probably ever get caught ignoring.
I have recently found a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,525
Posted By DonFromTX
Wow that is bad. Now I am unsure if I want to...

Wow that is bad. Now I am unsure if I want to change out the tubes to the new one, might even be worse than what is in there!. It would not be so bad if I could get down on the floor, roll the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,525
Posted By DonFromTX
Part of the problem is old age. At 80 it still...

Part of the problem is old age. At 80 it still seems like a new car should be around $1500 yet, whatever happened there?
I got my new tube from Vans today and was surprised to actually see something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,260
Posted By DonFromTX
I am about to try it out as well, went to HF...

I am about to try it out as well, went to HF today, going to use it tomorrow to change out a leaky tube. Looks pretty ideal for t he task.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,525
Posted By DonFromTX
Let me preface this with the statement that I...

Let me preface this with the statement that I have the utmost respect and admiration for Vans and their products and methods.
That said, it would have been fun to be a fly on the wall when they...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,396
Posted By DonFromTX
Ah ha, another challenger! I have to do the...

Ah ha, another challenger! I have to do the caliper thing now just to prove I am right! Anyhow, I do have a set of gauges to confirm my theory. Shucks, I don't even understand WHY someone would say...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,770
Posted By DonFromTX
I don't think I was quite clear. Obviously the...

I don't think I was quite clear. Obviously the idle adjustment will not be touched, no need to. As shown in the photo, if the arms are each put back EXACTLY in the position they were when I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 370,592
Posted By DonFromTX
Congratulations! It just gives me goosebumps up...

Congratulations! It just gives me goosebumps up my spine when I see such accomplishments.
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