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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-20-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By scottmillhouse
Just a shot in the dark since this is the Summer...

Just a shot in the dark since this is the Summer solstice now with 22 hours of day light. I'm dreaming of flying up here once the 7 is done. Too much gear needed among other things to use the 12.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-20-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By scottmillhouse
Phone is 256-975-2348

Phone is 256-975-2348
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 06-20-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By scottmillhouse
Any RVs in Fairbanks Ak?

A beautiful day in Fairbanks ad I have RV fever. Free Wednesday Evening and Thursday morning would love to pay expenses for a little ride. Scott 256-975-234.
Forum: RV-12 06-19-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,666
Posted By scottmillhouse
If you have done all your preparations as others...

If you have done all your preparations as others suggested and decide to do your first flight yourself, you picked a good plane. Iíve done several first flights and flown four 12s and they all seem...
Forum: RV-12 05-09-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,552
Posted By scottmillhouse
About what does it cost to powder coat a panel?

About what does it cost to powder coat a panel?
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,893
Posted By scottmillhouse
Fly In Cancelled

This is cancelled due to lack of interest. 8-RV-12s are down for annual, down for all the recent SB or the folks are out of town. Another time.

I'm now flying to Guntersville (8A1) for breakfast...
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,838
Posted By scottmillhouse
Fly In Cancelled

This is cancelled due to lack of interest. 8-RV-12s are down for annual, down for all the recent SB or the folks are out of town. Another time.

I'm now flying to Guntersville (8A1) for breakfast...
Forum: RV-12 05-03-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,733
Posted By scottmillhouse
All ignition problems fixed. The last problem...

All ignition problems fixed. The last problem with excess mag drop was a "bad" new out of the box spark plug. Makes you wonder about the supply of new NGK Rotax plugs with two cases at the same time....
Forum: RV-12 05-01-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,733
Posted By scottmillhouse
So it was ignition after all. Glad you sorted...

So it was ignition after all. Glad you sorted that out. We will do some plug swapping ourselves just to make sure.

I kind of high jacked your thread with our issue. Today flew the plane. Mag drop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,910
Posted By scottmillhouse
I painted both my planes yellow and white and had...

I painted both my planes yellow and white and had a sign shop do the black and blue colors. If you ever painted checks you know how much easier it is to have the sign shop do the rudder in vinyl....
Forum: RV-12 04-29-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,838
Posted By scottmillhouse
Note calendar posting for another RV-12 fly-in at...

Note calendar posting for another RV-12 fly-in at Ft Payne for 12 May. PM or email me if coming. So far few interested. Barbeque lunch from Sally's Smokin Butt Barbeque.
Forum: RV-12 04-29-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,893
Posted By scottmillhouse
Note original post updated with new information...

Note original post updated with new information and calendar posting for another RV-12 fly-in at Ft Payne for 12 May. PM or email me if coming. So far few interested.
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,828
Posted By scottmillhouse
I agree, way too coarse. I wasted a lot of time...

I agree, way too coarse. I wasted a lot of time way over pitching mine but at that climb RPM I was seeing 128 knots at 5500 with Dynon Betty yelling at me for going too fast. Flattened a lot to about...
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,733
Posted By scottmillhouse
We may have fixed our problem too. Disconnected...

We may have fixed our problem too. Disconnected all black box connectors, inspected all wiring, cleaned up grounds and reassembled and it works. Smooth pulling over 5100 static. Flying it another day...
Forum: RV-12 04-25-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,733
Posted By scottmillhouse
Talked to Lockwood today after doing a lot of...

Talked to Lockwood today after doing a lot of ignition related research myself. Check White wire from the A & B boxes for corrosion, connectivity and intermittent grounding. Frequent problem from...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-24-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,562
Posted By scottmillhouse
Panel wrapping

Anyone tried a vinyl wrap? I think that is what they do for the SLSA RV-12.
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,565
Posted By scottmillhouse
I target to get gas by 4 to allow for reserve and...

I target to get gas by 4 to allow for reserve and go around. After 2.5-3 hours I'm ready for a landing break anyway. With reduced speed and fuel capability on long cross countries the 12 requires an...
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,116
Posted By scottmillhouse
I'm located near by in the Huntsville Alabama...

I'm located near by in the Huntsville Alabama area, built my 12 and recently did a pre-buy for a 12 for a friend. We got it about ready to fly with really no unexpected issues. Only cost for me is...
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,838
Posted By scottmillhouse
2018 Largest RV-12 Fly-In East of Mississippi

Mark your calendar for 12 May with rain date of 19 May for say 10-1 or until the last plane departs. Like before focused for RV-12 owners and want-a-bees but glad to have any RVs and aviation...
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,168
Posted By scottmillhouse
I ran into the same issue in December and did an...

I ran into the same issue in December and did an engine shut down and power off landing. Went through many carb clean/flush with no debris evident. Ended up draining all auto gas and switch to 100LL...
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,733
Posted By scottmillhouse
We have done about the same and are having the...

We have done about the same and are having the same issue but for us A is smooth as silk but you can not get RPM up. B extremely rough but you can get RPM up a lot higher. Like you thinking ignition....
Forum: RV-12 04-20-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,733
Posted By scottmillhouse
Similar problem today

Watching this thread for ideas.

This is a older Rv-12 that had been sitting a few years but only has 70 hours. My friend bought and we did all upgrades, paint and service bulletins. Ground ran a few...
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,808
Posted By scottmillhouse
This is an easy SB to do. Once cowl was off...

This is an easy SB to do. Once cowl was off probably only took 1/2 an hour. The carb sync always takes me awhile with getting up to temperature and then trial and error in and out of the plane....
Forum: Painting your RV 03-27-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,062
Posted By scottmillhouse
As others said it depends on what paints you use...

As others said it depends on what paints you use and of course how thick you put it on. For another data point: On my last two planes I used about 9 quarts as mixed to spray white epoxy primer (3...
Forum: RV-12 03-12-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 32,040
Posted By scottmillhouse
Installing stabilator cable solo

Just finished this up today and it probably took closer to 16 hours than 6. I prepped, primed and painted all parts before disassembly of the tail. No real pitfalls until reassembly.

Then spent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By scottmillhouse
I'd try all ideas again if it did not have holes...

I'd try all ideas again if it did not have holes already drilled every 2" on the hoop. Vans and everyone else says it will break at the weakened location with a hole. Thinking so far the only safe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By scottmillhouse
Looks like no ideas so I'll plan to cut tubes to...

Looks like no ideas so I'll plan to cut tubes to shorten and reweld rather then risk breaking it at a drilled hole.
Forum: RV-12 03-11-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,893
Posted By scottmillhouse
OK- we need another "Largest RV-12 Fly-in East of...

OK- we need another "Largest RV-12 Fly-in East of the Mississippi" Tentative date of say 28 April once again at Fort Payne Airport (Isabell 4A9) focused for RV-12s, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee....
Forum: RV-12 03-11-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,893
Posted By scottmillhouse
We have four flying RV-12s in the Huntsville area...

We have four flying RV-12s in the Huntsville area and two that will fly in the next month or two. Lunch at Cullman whenever VFR? Email me or call to talk 12s.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By scottmillhouse
RV canopy frame bending

Has anyone come up with a safe way to bend the front hoop in tighter for a slider frame after being drilled for the canopy on a RV-7. I have built two sliders before and done it by sheer force but...
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,702
Posted By scottmillhouse
Probably realistic closer to 900 if you do not do...

Probably realistic closer to 900 if you do not do paint prep and paint yourself. If you do then add another 200+ hours or more depending upon how much of a perfectionist you are but that goes for all...
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,876
Posted By scottmillhouse
As others have mentioned it is good to do some...

As others have mentioned it is good to do some testing on your plane and not use the CAFE report numbers as representative. For me I now know that on the 12 with the prop stopped my glide ratio is...
Forum: RV-12 02-05-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,876
Posted By scottmillhouse
I recently had an engine fuel delivery problem. I...

I recently had an engine fuel delivery problem. I shut down and stopped the prop and got over 3 minutes of glider time. I held 60 kts, and averaged 582 fpm descent by Dynon. Solo with full fuel. Do...
Forum: RV-12 01-22-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,276
Posted By scottmillhouse
A flying plane can be a bargain compared to build...

A flying plane can be a bargain compared to build your own. I have over $90k invested but I do have all options including dual screens and it is professionally painted. Other expenses not included...
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,236
Posted By scottmillhouse
Got a note today that the ebay one was not...

Got a note today that the ebay one was not shipped on 29 December but will be on 10 January. We will see if it arrives and is the correct part.
Forum: RV-12 12-19-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,055
Posted By scottmillhouse
Could be fixed

Thanks for everyone's input. It kept me focused to carb obstructions. Went back out today. Ran compression all great. Pulled both carbs. Zero trash in bowls, no jet restrictions. Disconnected lines...
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,055
Posted By scottmillhouse
answers

Fuel pressure over 5 psi, normal range, full throttle travel, choke not on, did remove cowl and all looked good including carb sockets, no fuel dripping or anything looking out of place. 93 octane...
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,055
Posted By scottmillhouse
Could be but unlikely in a carb since I have two...

Could be but unlikely in a carb since I have two carbs and both sides appear to have lost power at the same time. (my logic was wrong, only the left carb was effected and that pulled the right side...
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,055
Posted By scottmillhouse
In flight Rotax power loss

First this is kind of long. Background: Rotax 912 ULS over 200 hours. A few hours after annual. On annual new plugs and the floats replaced on left carb. One float was heavy. Carbs were balanced...
Forum: RV-4 12-15-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By scottmillhouse
Let me know if interested in a previously...

Let me know if interested in a previously installed on sticks but unused set. Bought a 7 project with them installed and I want most of my controls on the panel so these are overkill. Have two...
Forum: RV-12 12-15-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,236
Posted By scottmillhouse
Thanks I just ordered one, $29 shipped. One of my...

Thanks I just ordered one, $29 shipped. One of my coolants was flakey since new and I thought it was wiring. Found out the center was loose after warranty expired. Lockwood quoted over $200 since...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,779
Posted By scottmillhouse
10,000 is an amazing number that today I'm sure...

10,000 is an amazing number that today I'm sure Piper and Cessna would once again love to see. Somewhere is there a break down by RV model with how many of various kits sold? It seems there are many...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-30-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,922
Posted By scottmillhouse
A 9A with a 160 HP and constant speed will do...

A 9A with a 160 HP and constant speed will do 195mph as Van listed. Could do it with my old one after new cylinders but it took awhile and mine was faster at 2650 than 2700 I guess to optimize the CS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,672
Posted By scottmillhouse
RV-9A themed funeral

My 9A was sold a few years ago when I switched to LSA. It passed hands a couple of times with James Swilley being the last owner. I contacted the latest owner to chat and found out he passed away....
Forum: RV-12 11-23-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,829
Posted By scottmillhouse
Just use the metal pitch tool with an electronic...

Just use the metal pitch tool with an electronic level per Van's directions. The other two are not exact enough to waste your time on.
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,246
Posted By scottmillhouse
Just saw this and thought I should clarify my...

Just saw this and thought I should clarify my opinion.

First, I agree, yes you must follow pattern altitudes at towered airports. Published altitudes typically range from 800-1000' above runway on...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 942
Posted By scottmillhouse
Thanks much for posting this. You saved me a lot...

Thanks much for posting this. You saved me a lot of time. I have been intending to start on check lists for a long time and had just downloaded the instructions and macro. I actually reviewed and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,520
Posted By scottmillhouse
I'm sure you checked it but verify all pins are...

I'm sure you checked it but verify all pins are in the correct position on both ends. In my old plane I had a similar problem with first Dynon setup. I tried everything and finally was testing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By scottmillhouse
On my RV-9A I put in a 1991 Lycoming O-320B2C...

On my RV-9A I put in a 1991 Lycoming O-320B2C from a Robinson Helicopter. It had a hollow crank and was easy to switch to a CS with the pump bolting up, line to the front and the rear crank plug...
Forum: RV-12 11-12-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,634
Posted By scottmillhouse
All the improvements on the 12si are great! What...

All the improvements on the 12si are great! What I can not understand is why with all the fuselage improvements, Vans did not engineer all the landing gear fuselage reinforcements to the interior of...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,706
Posted By scottmillhouse
I had my primary screen go down and reboot...

I had my primary screen go down and reboot several times on Fiske approach to Oshkosh this year. Not the best time to happen. Provided them diagnostics at the show and they said low voltage (assumed...
Forum: Canada 10-22-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,416
Posted By scottmillhouse
I built a 9A, most of a 7 and recently my 12....

I built a 9A, most of a 7 and recently my 12. Took 7 years and 2500 hours for the 9A and 15 months (with 4 down months) and 1000 hours for the 12. If you want to fly build the 12. If you want to...
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,246
Posted By scottmillhouse
Talking What's behind you does not matter. Plan you...

What's behind you does not matter. Plan you airspeed and altitude for your target 5-10 miles out since it does not like to slow down quickly. Use 800' pattern above runway and not 1000'. About 75 at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,463
Posted By scottmillhouse
check rides

How do you find someone to do a check ride in a E-LSA RV-12? Locally they will only do in traditional Pipers and Cessnas. Thinking of getting my CFI to train my children in my plane.
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,417
Posted By scottmillhouse
Replaced mine a few weeks ago just to be more...

Replaced mine a few weeks ago just to be more robust for some transition training I'm helping folks with and to eliminate the periodic crack inspections. Very nice piece that should take any flight...
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,646
Posted By scottmillhouse
On drilling the vent anyway. Based upon my...

On drilling the vent anyway. Based upon my experience, ever time I filled my tank to the filler neck and fuel came out the vent, the next flight I would have low fuel pressure (1-3 psi) on climb out....
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-07-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By scottmillhouse
Look again. You must fabricate the hinge pieces...

Look again. You must fabricate the hinge pieces and spacers to off set the hinges in to provide for the fiberglass cowl thickness. These need to be drilled, deburred and countersunk before riveting...
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,646
Posted By scottmillhouse
Drill the vent hole anyway in the cap. You need...

Drill the vent hole anyway in the cap. You need it with a full tank on takeoff. Obviously fuel blocks the new vent and fuel pressure goes down which is kind of scary on a take off. It will stabilize...
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,285
Posted By scottmillhouse
I have ignored this Notification with plan to...

I have ignored this Notification with plan to address at my annual. On my last long cross country I had strange resonance noises start (around 180 hours on isolators). Grabbing the prop hub I...
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,061
Posted By scottmillhouse
The plane is slippery so you will float as Scott...

The plane is slippery so you will float as Scott says if speed is up. With full flaps, I stabilize at 55 in final- dead stick with a fairly high sink rate, enter flare at about 50 and touch down mid...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,323
Posted By scottmillhouse
I found out recently I can lock mine up on...

I found out recently I can lock mine up on landing when late I decided I had to make the first turn off and used too much brake force. Why would you need more if you can lock the wheels? You must...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,736
Posted By scottmillhouse
What is the value in upgrading other than the...

What is the value in upgrading other than the little ledge for the controls? I played with one at Oshkosh and asked the technicians and other than the ledge and an slightly upgraded processor and...
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