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Forum: RV-12 12-12-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By Phantom30
Had the same failure on the way back from Oshkosh...

Had the same failure on the way back from Oshkosh this last year....did not re-dimple the new one.
Forum: RV-12 12-09-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,365
Posted By Phantom30
Rich..thanks to Julian and Mark, problem found...

Rich..thanks to Julian and Mark, problem found And “Miss Betty-Jeanne” is breaking the sound barrier again��. I am replacing fwf fuel lines/fittings with Aircraft Specalty’s set-up; also, will...
Forum: RV-12 12-09-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,365
Posted By Phantom30
Rich....unless iím Completely out to lunch, the...

Rich....unless iím Completely out to lunch, the flow test @ feed to engine MECH pump which measured @ 1/2 gal=90 secs....which equals 20 gals/hour flow; eliminates issues to that point.

The MECH psi...
Forum: RV-12 12-08-2017, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,365
Posted By Phantom30
Now, really stumped. Put a mechanical gauge in...

Now, really stumped. Put a mechanical gauge in place of psi sensor. Flow tested (using aux pump) at feed to new mechanical pump (got 1/2 gal in 90 seconds) which equals 20gal/hour....should be...
Forum: RV-12 12-07-2017, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,365
Posted By Phantom30
Thanks Scott...couldnít figure where the...

Thanks Scott...couldnít figure where the restrictor was located...

Now, too add a mechincal pressure port for 0-10 psi gauge too verify sensor reading...but starting to suspect ďcrapĒ is pugging the...
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 06:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,365
Posted By Phantom30
Fuel pressure problems

Guys..I need help trying to understand Vanís RV-12 fuel flow system. In looking at the plans 46...specifically the multiple bango fitting thingy where the fuel supply from the engine driven pump...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By Phantom30
Iíve heard that was good....was going there last...

Iíve heard that was good....was going there last weekend, but the honey-doís got in the way😎

Not sure how many of you are still working for a living...(wouldnít have to plan around a weekend); but,...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2017, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 903
Posted By Phantom30
Phoenix Area Fly-In Breakfast

Okay Az area RV-12erís.....now that it is full swing ďSnowBird SeasonĒ; it would be cool to meet fellow aviators for breakfast in the Phoenix area.

Suggestions are needed for the best/favorite...
Forum: RV-12 11-11-2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,227
Posted By Phantom30
If you install a Silent Henkie (sp) voltage...

If you install a Silent Henkie (sp) voltage regulator...problem resolved. No doubt the new 912si is cool, but absolutely nothing wrong with the original version.
Forum: RV-12 11-05-2017, 03:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,430
Posted By Phantom30
Hey...thatís too easy. Us guys like the more...

Hey...thatís too easy. Us guys like the more involved approach that requires bending metal etc.
Forum: RV-12 10-27-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,210
Posted By Phantom30
Richard...what airfield are you based @ in...

Richard...what airfield are you based @ in Phoenix?
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,648
Posted By Phantom30
Depending when it was fabricated...you want the...

Depending when it was fabricated...you want the newer throttle cable,as it fixed the constant chase of the throttle creep.
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,883
Posted By Phantom30
Art....my buddy (Joe Conley, who just bought half...

Art....my buddy (Joe Conley, who just bought half interest in my-12) and I both flew chinooks ( I, Innkeepers, he, Hillclimbers) for the first half of our tours; then ran the 307th TOC-Phantom, the...
Forum: RV-12 10-18-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,883
Posted By Phantom30
1 1/2 turns is correct...

1 1/2 turns is correct...
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,067
Posted By Phantom30
Yup...180 steep turn to final sheds both speed...

Yup...180 steep turn to final sheds both speed and altitude..
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,067
Posted By Phantom30
Glad you enjoyed your ride...interesting your...

Glad you enjoyed your ride...interesting your comments on having to fly a much flatter approach. So far the two IP I've flown with have made comment how steep my approaches have been (I don't like...
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,231
Posted By Phantom30
I would sure like to know why my fuel pressure...

I would sure like to know why my fuel pressure drops to around 2.1 psi following a cross-country flight (4 gals remaining in tank) during decent from altitude? Engine @ 4900 rpm....up to that point...
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,759
Posted By Phantom30
Ditto...they are easy to install; but the price...

Ditto...they are easy to install; but the price you will pay in your after life...will not be worth it🤓
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,463
Posted By Phantom30
That makes me feel better about my technic...I...

That makes me feel better about my technic...I get a lot closer than a wing span, but hey; it is what works that matters. I like to be a little hot before touch down, as if something isn't...
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,463
Posted By Phantom30
Eddie, You make your point about touch down @...

Eddie,

You make your point about touch down @ higher than stall speed, and I understand the need for a pilot to be able to demonstrate the ability to execute near full stall landing on the numbers. ...
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,463
Posted By Phantom30
I understand the purpose of being able to...

I understand the purpose of being able to demonstrate a near full stall landing; but this old aviator has found that landing with the first notch of flapperon and use the two step landing technic,...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By Phantom30
Tailwind landing...I was being given a local area...

Tailwind landing...I was being given a local area orientation flight and i normally fly out of non-tower controlled airfields. I can guarantee you, it will not happen again!!

The brakes on the -12...
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,682
Posted By Phantom30
Cool....looking foreword to it! I'm a breakfast...

Cool....looking foreword to it! I'm a breakfast kinda guy😜
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,682
Posted By Phantom30
Will look for you....my buddy (partner in plane...

Will look for you....my buddy (partner in plane Joe) is in the mist of looking for someone to help him do a carb sync...I won't be down till latter half of Oct.

He wants to fly down to Ryan Field...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,237
Posted By Phantom30
Rich, I too, learned to fly without the fancy...

Rich,

I too, learned to fly without the fancy electronics; but I have to say (since I've gotten use to using them) situational awareness has vastly improved, and comfort factor is far better. Case...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By Phantom30
Because I'd like better brake control @ less...

Because I'd like better brake control @ less pedal pressure. Glendale tower had me do a tailwind landing during which required braking was at max...where side to side dancing was not to my...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By Phantom30
Thicker rotor/twin piston calipers

Has anyone installed better brakes on an RV-12? I know several guys who have upgraded brakes on RV-6 & 7's.
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,682
Posted By Phantom30
This carb float issue is getting a little...

This carb float issue is getting a little old....have just over100 hours on the Hobbs, complied with the Rotax SB (changed out perfectly functioning floats); upon landing @ Glendale, AZ (trip from...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,231
Posted By Phantom30
Steve, Did you make provision for the metering...

Steve,

Did you make provision for the metering orfice in the return line?

And yes...would like info on both fuel & oil mechanical gauge set up (realize the fuel gauge set up would need to be...
Forum: RV-12 09-27-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,231
Posted By Phantom30
These fancy electronic systems are fantastic; and...

These fancy electronic systems are fantastic; and after seeing 2.3 or 2.4 psi with both fuel pumps operating during decent from altitude. I "wil be" installing both machanical fuel & oil gauges...
Forum: RV-12 09-21-2017, 06:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,253
Posted By Phantom30
I've tried different settings, but agree with...

I've tried different settings, but agree with Piper J3...71.4 works best (at least for me). Both blades dead on..is running super smooth! Digital level is easiest...as you set reference angle as per...
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2017, 09:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,242
Posted By Phantom30
Yup..enjoy the experience, nothing like it. I...

Yup..enjoy the experience, nothing like it. I built mine in Hayden, ID and just had my buddy (now a co-owner) and my son fly it down to Glendale, AZ yesterday (snowbird season)..

Maybe we could meet...
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 612
Posted By Phantom30
Setting up gph k factor on -60 red cube

Okay, I have finally got gph flow thingy on my G3X. When I turn on master (aux fuel pump running), I'm showing 1 gph fuel flow (engine not running).

Obliviously, I need to adjust k factor to...
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,955
Posted By Phantom30
Didn't have to do it; but several have, stating...

Didn't have to do it; but several have, stating isn't really that bad. Rent a engine hoist...do top ones first (loosen bottom ones and pivot engine down enough to pull top ones)...bottoms a reverse...
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,237
Posted By Phantom30
Scott...is there any info as to what k factor to...

Scott...is there any info as to what k factor to use...or is it the same as for Dynon? (Would guess some playing with #'s is required).
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2017, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,811
Posted By Phantom30
Rob...do you have info on motorcycle shop you...

Rob...do you have info on motorcycle shop you purchased your SH from? If so please email to ric.dickison@gmail.com
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,237
Posted By Phantom30
RV-12 S-LSA w/GPH R/O G3X

My buddy is renting RV-12 S-LSA that is equipped with Garmin G3X that has GPH and fuel totalizer...I didn't know this was available on the G3X???

Anybody else know anything or have seen this????
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By Phantom30
Hey Rich, What air field do you operate out...

Hey Rich,
What air field do you operate out of...I'm getting ready to fly my bird south for the Winter (mid Sept)..am trying to find hangar space.

Ric
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By Phantom30
Thanks Scott..will be re-checking mine Monday.

Thanks Scott..will be re-checking mine Monday.
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By Phantom30
You can say that again...thanks.

You can say that again...thanks.
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By Phantom30
I believe I found the info....torque to 28 Nm/335...

I believe I found the info....torque to 28 Nm/335 in.lbs./28 ft.lbs. after applying loctite 221/222.

If anyone finds different, please post.
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2017, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By Phantom30
Engine to mount bolts torque specs

Have been looking for torque specs for the M10 engine to engine mounting to no avail.. I forgot to check them @ annual inspection last month.

Another waking from dream maintenance section!
Forum: RV-12 08-11-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,824
Posted By Phantom30
Talking Jeff, my adventure started about 4 years...

Jeff, my adventure started about 4 years ago...and I am just starting to enjoy my finished -12. Flew mine to Oshkosh this year..was a hoot.

The journey was fantastic (there will be bumps along the...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,507
Posted By Phantom30
Another bone of contention I have is the "drag...

Another bone of contention I have is the "drag foot approach" the FAA has to allowing the rest of the aging GA fleet to upgrade to this new technology "cheaply" using Garmin and Dynon style...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,507
Posted By Phantom30
Initially, I missed the six pack style...

Initially, I missed the six pack style panel...now; no way would I go back. Much more info and easier to follow all aspects of flight..just my 2 cents!
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,224
Posted By Phantom30
I guess my question to you is: Why would you want...

I guess my question to you is: Why would you want S-LSA if you are going to build it? Other than being able to use it to charge for flight instruction, don't see an advantage. E-LSA, being...
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,449
Posted By Phantom30
Ron...my wife gets on my case all the time for...

Ron...my wife gets on my case all the time for "Murdering" the English language; so I am use to being castized🤓. Happy Sunday back at you!
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,801
Posted By Phantom30
You will never be disappointed for adding the...

You will never be disappointed for adding the second screen. It increases situation awareness. Especially if flying cross country.

So, if your mission is local only...I would not spend the money;...
Forum: RV-12 07-28-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,449
Posted By Phantom30
You would have to Jerry mander (I mean...

You would have to Jerry mander (I mean re-engineer) attach points..going to look into this myself.
Forum: RV-12 07-20-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,487
Posted By Phantom30
Off taxiway P1.

Off taxiway P1.
Forum: RV-12 07-20-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,487
Posted By Phantom30
Oshkosh or Bust

We arrived @ HBC today around 3pm....let the festivities begin!!!!
Forum: RV-12 07-16-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,940
Posted By Phantom30
To add a twist to what Ironflight said...it is...

To add a twist to what Ironflight said...it is possible that with the new basic med legislation passed; some guys that built E-LSA (the -12), might have decided to move to faster aircraft. I know...
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,236
Posted By Phantom30
Very interesting....me thinks I'll try that as...

Very interesting....me thinks I'll try that as I've seen changing (lowering) fuel pressure as fuel is consumed (and I know my vent works as fuel runs out if I overfill tank)...

Scott...where would...
Forum: RV-12 07-14-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,946
Posted By Phantom30
As I....with an iced down case of brew and Jelly...

As I....with an iced down case of brew and Jelly Bellys.
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2017, 05:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,487
Posted By Phantom30
Sounds like a plan @ noon Wed @ the pavilion...

Sounds like a plan @ noon Wed @ the pavilion (with some iced down beverages)...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,487
Posted By Phantom30
Camping Gear Shipped

Camping gear on it's way...plan on arriving AM on the 21st (as soon as ATC is up).

Looking forward to a fun filled week.
Forum: RV-9/9A 07-11-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,389
Posted By Phantom30
Rotax 915 build in 9A??

Has anyone considered building a 9A using a Rotax 915 engine? With turbo, I was wondering what the ceiling would be....and cruise at 24k.

Love my finished -12, but the building bug is starting to...
Forum: RV-12 07-04-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,766
Posted By Phantom30
Me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'mmmmmm

Me too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!'mmmmmm
Forum: RV-12 07-04-2017, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,812
Posted By Phantom30
Really good advice...wish I'd known this trick...

Really good advice...wish I'd known this trick when I did mine..
Forum: RV-12 07-02-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,055
Posted By Phantom30
The A/C part Gods favored me!

Whoo-Hoo, both upper and lowers are the correct ones. Now, finally finished with annual.

Onto fun stuff to get ready for Oshkosh!
Forum: RV-12 07-01-2017, 08:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,487
Posted By Phantom30
Oshkosh in a few weeks...who's going??

Getting ready to plan my first fly-in to Oshkosh. Was wondering what "others" are planning.

My buddy and I are leaving from Coeur D'Alene the 18th and fly the northern route (weather permitting). ...
Forum: RV-12 07-01-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,055
Posted By Phantom30
Yup, checked my uppers (which were both okay);...

Yup, checked my uppers (which were both okay); back to the hangar tomorrow with my computer bore scope camera/light to check lowers. Just as soon not remove lower cowl.....but Woo-Hoo for at least...
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