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Forum: RV-12 12-11-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 19,182
Posted By aerofurb
I recently had a chance to discuss the Rotax...

I recently had a chance to discuss the Rotax SL-912-016 with a UK-based Rotax engineer who does Rotax maintenance lectures and used to work at Rotax.

Apparently he was involved with the issue of...
Forum: RV-12 12-10-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 19,182
Posted By aerofurb
There seemed to be some intimation earlier in the...

There seemed to be some intimation earlier in the thread that the RV-12 uses a non-standard air filter set up (dual K&N filters taking air from inside the cowling).

In my experience, this is...
Forum: RV-12 07-19-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,580
Posted By aerofurb
It will be interesting to see how the real world...

It will be interesting to see how the real world fuel consumption figures (and climb/cruise speeds) compare between the ULS and iS on what is essentially an identical airframe.

Personally, I don't...
Forum: RV-12 03-07-2017, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,135
Posted By aerofurb
Hi Jack Even if it turns out not to be ice, for...

Hi Jack

Even if it turns out not to be ice, for information we fitted this kit on ours:

http://www.skydrive.co.uk/proddetail.asp?prod=CH-912-3

The advantage being the carbs are kept warm and...
Forum: RV-12 02-23-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,051
Posted By aerofurb
Most maintenance organisations and engineers (UK...

Most maintenance organisations and engineers (UK based mechanics...) use copper grease on the brake calliper torque pins and a smear on the piston/brake lining back plate contact area.

It will...
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,109
Posted By aerofurb
Cessna flap wear buttons work well, too, for the...

Cessna flap wear buttons work well, too, for the 1/8" holes (if I remember correctly), certainly works on the wing tips and stab end rib tooling...
Forum: RV-12 08-11-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,953
Posted By aerofurb
Thanks, Mark - I can't take the credit for the...

Thanks, Mark - I can't take the credit for the design though, that was done by one of the 12's co-owners.

Note: Pictures resized to a more friendly size...
Forum: RV-12 08-10-2016, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,953
Posted By aerofurb
Here's a link to a previous post I made on our...

Here's a link to a previous post I made on our pedal extensions.

Cheap, bolted securely in place with no mods required to the existing pedal set up, easily and quickly removed.

Further info...
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,160
Posted By aerofurb
I think you'll find it was Hartzell that started...

I think you'll find it was Hartzell that started producing props for the Wright Brothers:

Hartzell History (http://hartzellprop.com/about/history/)

Sensenich:

Sensenich History...
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,985
Posted By aerofurb
Don, it's a simple picture to take - just use the...

Don, it's a simple picture to take - just use the panel mounted iPad and a mirror.... ;)
Forum: RV-12 01-24-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,793
Posted By aerofurb
I'm totally in agreement with David and Wayne -...

I'm totally in agreement with David and Wayne - burp/gurgle post flight as it's a much more efficient process when hot and do it slowly with pauses on compression.

Pre-flight, if it's above the...
Forum: RV-12 01-22-2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,985
Posted By aerofurb
Before anyone else asks J3 about the machine in...

Before anyone else asks J3 about the machine in the posted picture - he's already said, that isn't his 12!
Forum: RV-12 01-11-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 844
Posted By aerofurb
In my experience, the springs attach to one of...

In my experience, the springs attach to one of the carb balance pipe hose clips, not the cylinder head.
Forum: RV-12 01-04-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,812
Posted By aerofurb
Ah, okay, thanks, gasman - installation...

Ah, okay, thanks, gasman - installation differences.

The 12 does have the battery mounted with the terminals away from the firewall.
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,848
Posted By aerofurb
You're just making them work harder, Alex - and...

You're just making them work harder, Alex - and on a Sunday...! ;)

More things to play with coming soon for SkyView then. :)
Forum: ADS-B 01-03-2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,848
Posted By aerofurb
Er, wouldn't your question be better directed to...

Er, wouldn't your question be better directed to Dynon on their SkyView forum...?! ;)
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2016, 12:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,812
Posted By aerofurb
The only PC680 batteries I have seen have had the...

The only PC680 batteries I have seen have had the negative terminal on the left and the positive terminal on the right - which happens to tie in with normal GA practice. This is the type supplied for...
Forum: RV-12 12-29-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,837
Posted By aerofurb
We've just completed the Annual inspection on 'LV...

We've just completed the Annual inspection on 'LV and once again ended up nursing the sprained hand after wrestling the gascolator bowl into submission. I won eventually but it put up a good fight -...
Forum: RV-12 12-28-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,854
Posted By aerofurb
We have an SL30 with the VOR aerial mounted on...

We have an SL30 with the VOR aerial mounted on the fin top rib. The fin tip is held on with #6 countersunk screws into anchor (plate) nuts.

The aerial base is mounted with screws into anchor nuts...
Forum: RV-12 12-27-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,213
Posted By aerofurb
I presume the float chambers and gaskets are...

I presume the float chambers and gaskets are definitely fitted correctly - torch and mirror is useful to check all the way round.

Also check that the float chamber ventilation tubes are correctly...
Forum: RV-12 12-26-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,609
Posted By aerofurb
But who would Rotax email that there is a new SB...

But who would Rotax email that there is a new SB out, even if it is for 'info' only highlighting SB and manual revision status? Keeping email addresses for every Rotax owner up to date would be an...
Forum: RV-12 12-25-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,609
Posted By aerofurb
Must be time for another Rotax-bashing thread, is...

Must be time for another Rotax-bashing thread, is it...?

It's been discussed here a number of times previously. Manufacturers of aircraft and aircraft components normally consider their Service...
Forum: RV-12 12-23-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,309
Posted By aerofurb
Sounds like a plan! :)

Sounds like a plan! :)
Forum: RV-12 12-22-2015, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,309
Posted By aerofurb
Hey, Joeri - nice colour scheme... ;)

Hey, Joeri - nice colour scheme... ;)
Forum: RV-12 12-21-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,309
Posted By aerofurb
I use a bicycle handlebar mount on the wing tip...

I use a bicycle handlebar mount on the wing tip handle. No reason why you couldn't mount it looking downwards.

I also have a spare lower fuse access panel with a GoPro mount screwed to it which...
Forum: RV-12 12-15-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,920
Posted By aerofurb
Indeed - a very good tip, although the 12's...

Indeed - a very good tip, although the 12's gascolator is not an Andair one but appears to be manufactured by Usher:

Usher Gascolator...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-20-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,979
Posted By aerofurb
At work we have Alan's RV-4 which was N19AT (his...

At work we have Alan's RV-4 which was N19AT (his c/n 3). This was the first RV of any type to be put on the UK register in 1989.

The aircraft was badly damaged after an engine failure on take off...
Forum: RV-12 11-19-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,893
Posted By aerofurb
In my humble opinion, changing the throttle cable...

In my humble opinion, changing the throttle cable on any engine requires the idle speed to be checked and adjusted.

On a Rotax 912, changing the throttle cable must have a pneumatic carb balance and...
Forum: RV-12 11-16-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By aerofurb
Nope. I don't have that info, I'm afraid. As...

Nope. I don't have that info, I'm afraid.

As Rotax supply both the air box and the K&N filters for their engines, I have always presumed Rotax have our (and their) best interests at heart and have...
Forum: RV-12 11-14-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,474
Posted By aerofurb
Your best bet would be to check the Rotax...

Your best bet would be to check the Rotax manuals. The carbs are not airframe specific.

In my experience, the uncertified 912ULS in the RV-12 normally uses individual K&N air filters and the...
Forum: RV-12 11-06-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,143
Posted By aerofurb
My apology stands, then! ;)

My apology stands, then! ;)
Forum: RV-12 11-06-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,143
Posted By aerofurb
Don - forgive me for asking but in the picture of...

Don - forgive me for asking but in the picture of the wing tank filler, is that PTFE tape on the vent line T-piece?

I apologise for asking (especially if it isn't) but if it is, PTFE tape is not...
Forum: RV-12 08-12-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 23,814
Posted By aerofurb
David, who did you buy your SV through? Bought in...

David, who did you buy your SV through? Bought in the UK or sourced from abroad?

We bought our system from the UK dealer, Harry Mendelssohn. A couple of times we've sent stuff back to Dynon and...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,517
Posted By aerofurb
Vicky Cruse's accident report from the 2009 World...

Vicky Cruse's accident report from the 2009 World Aerobatic Championship's can be read here:

AAIB Report N540BW...
Forum: RV-12 08-03-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,971
Posted By aerofurb
I have a fair bit of maintaining and operating...

I have a fair bit of maintaining and operating experience now with both certified and uncertified Rotax 912 motors in the UK.

When the engines are cold and the air humid, the certified engines (with...
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,488
Posted By aerofurb
TC - Rotax stroking is just fine, mentioning JS...

TC - Rotax stroking is just fine, mentioning JS not so....
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,488
Posted By aerofurb
The history came from here: BRP History...

The history came from here:

BRP History (http://www.brp.com/en-ca/company/history)

2003
Bombardier sells its Recreational Products division
In April, Bombardier Inc. announces the sale of the...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,488
Posted By aerofurb
Alex I presume by the 4000 engines statement,...

Alex

I presume by the 4000 engines statement, you're talking worldwide? No, that isn't a great situation and no, arguably not acceptable - in the USA or the rest of the world.

As Sink posted (but...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,488
Posted By aerofurb
Much as I hate to say it, EBB, but you're wrong -...

Much as I hate to say it, EBB, but you're wrong - Bombardier sold off Bombardier Recreational Products in April 2003 and that in turn became rebranded as BRP in June 2004.

I'd hate you to waste a...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,488
Posted By aerofurb
Absolutely - Scott puts a lot of his own time...

Absolutely - Scott puts a lot of his own time into commenting here and it should be remembered that posting here isn't the appropriate means of contacting Van's Tech department for advice (or...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,488
Posted By aerofurb
If you buy a new G1000 Cessna 182T (now available...

If you buy a new G1000 Cessna 182T (now available again after the problems with the diesel), the airframe warranty lies with Cessna, the engine with Lycoming and the avionics with Garmin.

Aeroplanes...
Forum: RV-12 05-24-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,069
Posted By aerofurb
EBB - please don't be under any illusion that...

EBB - please don't be under any illusion that Southern California or even the USA, is the biggest market for Rotax aircraft engines - I'm sure you'll be amazed to learn that we Europeans (and the...
Forum: RV-12 05-11-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,083
Posted By aerofurb
Some good and accurate reasoning here why the...

Some good and accurate reasoning here why the vast majority of RV-12 builders are happy to with the standard set up and get flying quicker.

The RV-12 is an extremely complete kit - more so than with...
Forum: RV-12 05-10-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,083
Posted By aerofurb
I doubt anyone will fit the 912iS in an RV-12 as...

I doubt anyone will fit the 912iS in an RV-12 as a 'mod' from the standard installation unless Van's eventually offer it as an option.

The 912iS is a relatively complicated installation over the...
Forum: RV-12 05-08-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,443
Posted By aerofurb
Scott My post was merely pointing out that the...

Scott

My post was merely pointing out that the latest issue of the SI does mention the new formula AeroShell Sport Plus 4, as other posters hadn't seen an official acknowledgement by Rotax of the...
Forum: RV-12 05-08-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,746
Posted By aerofurb
EBB are you so untrusting and unhappy in all...

EBB are you so untrusting and unhappy in all walks of your life or do you save it up for here....?

Just asking ;)
Forum: RV-12 05-08-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,443
Posted By aerofurb
Rotax do acknowledge the new AeroShell Sport Plus...

Rotax do acknowledge the new AeroShell Sport Plus 4 formulation in their SI-912-016 Revision 8 'Selection of Suitable Operating Fluids' (16 April 2015):

SI-912-016 Rev 8...
Forum: RV-12 05-03-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,360
Posted By aerofurb
In the UK, we were limited in the use of MOGAS in...

In the UK, we were limited in the use of MOGAS in certified aircraft (certified Rotax powered) due to the abundance of Ethanol.

Having maintained a number of certified 912S engines that were...
Forum: RV-12 04-13-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,649
Posted By aerofurb
Keep up the useful info, Loki. BMW R100RS have...

Keep up the useful info, Loki.

BMW R100RS have Bing carbs don't they? ;)
Forum: RV-12 04-05-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,517
Posted By aerofurb
No need to apologise - all's fair....! I'm sure...

No need to apologise - all's fair....! I'm sure we will have dual coolant pipes soon as well ;)

I modified our coolant radiator blank today (see pic above in post #66) so the only taping of the...
Forum: RV-12 03-31-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,517
Posted By aerofurb
And the UK update.... Our VR started to fail so...

And the UK update....

Our VR started to fail so we replaced it a couple of months back (150 hours or so total time).

Interestingly we've been trying some mods that have been appearing here (we...
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,593
Posted By aerofurb
We have a compass mounted above an SL30 and...

We have a compass mounted above an SL30 and between two SVs.

Works fine with no issues. We swung it using the SV, makes life simple!

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/853/v7tm.jpg...
Forum: RV-12 03-15-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,988
Posted By aerofurb
Please, come on! There appears to be an...

Please, come on! There appears to be an implication that carbs are dangerous. You wouldn't allow the family to drive a carb equipped car? Really?

Okay, fuel injection might be more efficient (by a...
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,883
Posted By aerofurb
I'd definitely finish getting the carbs balanced...

I'd definitely finish getting the carbs balanced and the balance pipe connected and then see what happens.

Also, be very careful about disturbing float bowls and not replacing the float bowl gaskets...
Forum: RV-12 01-31-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 57,200
Posted By aerofurb
Whilst I am a huge fan of Rotax and their...

Whilst I am a huge fan of Rotax and their engines, there are two issues which are well known regardless of airframe manufacturer (ignoring the floats...).

One is the oil pressure sender which...
Forum: RV-12 01-08-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,746
Posted By aerofurb
I stand corrected, although I would still think...

I stand corrected, although I would still think that the regulating authorities issue ADs off their own backs more often than as a request from a manufacturer.
Forum: RV-12 01-08-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,020
Posted By aerofurb
Not wishing to drift the thread to far away from...

Not wishing to drift the thread to far away from the topic but the VW 411 was actually completely different car - a 'sedan' in fact.

The Porsche 914 was marketed in Europe as the, er, Porsche 914...
Forum: RV-12 12-31-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,442
Posted By aerofurb
We found early on when working with the Rotax...

We found early on when working with the Rotax (pre RV-12) that the best time to gurgle the oil to check the level was immediately post flight.

The system (pressurising the crankcase to scavenge the...
Forum: RV-12 12-29-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,441
Posted By aerofurb
I've changed many Honeywell oil pressure sensors...

I've changed many Honeywell oil pressure sensors on 912S's over the years.

Mostly on Tecnam P2006T twins and one more recently on a Tecnam P2002JF.

The twins all failed to zero pressure but the...
Forum: RV-12 12-26-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,661
Posted By aerofurb
Does the manual call for lubricating the pedal...

Does the manual call for lubricating the pedal blocks ('pads')?

I would do that with great caution to ensure that any grease applied doesn't react to the plastic blocks and of course dirt etc will...
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,346
Posted By aerofurb
:eek: ;)

:eek: ;)
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,746
Posted By aerofurb
Apologies then Mike, I must have misunderstood...

Apologies then Mike, I must have misunderstood your statement in Post #9, if I may quote (my bold for clarity):



I thought you meant in that post #9, that Rotax had never supplied replacement parts...
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