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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 09:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 497
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Even if you don't have a G3X system with an...

Even if you don't have a G3X system with an ADAHRS mounted under the cover plate you still need access to the area for inspection and maint. of the flapperon torque tubes and associated structure. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 01:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,711
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I'm not Joe, but I can tell you that when Van's...

I'm not Joe, but I can tell you that when Van's began working with S H for an installation on the RV-12 their engineers said the existing 22000 mf cap was fine.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By rvbuilder2002
An RV-12 can be built with just a hand rivet...

An RV-12 can be built with just a hand rivet squeezer ( a manual version of a pneumatic squeezer).
What you may be talking about is a pneumatic rivet puller for blind rivets. If so, you will also...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-16-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Iím not sure how to interpret ď stop short of...

Iím not sure how to interpret ď stop short of marring the surface around the dimple dieĒ but if when dimpling, the skin surface isnít getting lightly scuffed under the entire area of the dimple die...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 489
Posted By rvbuilder2002
There is a good recommended tools list in the...

There is a good recommended tools list in the front of the manual (section 3 maybe?)
A dimpling tool is not one of the things on the list because the only dimpling you will have to do on an RV-12 can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,478
Posted By rvbuilder2002
????? There is currently only 5 RV-12iS...

?????

There is currently only 5 RV-12iS airplanes in existence. 4 are S-LSA's and one is E-AB (One Week Wonder owned by EAA)

Two of the S-LSA's are owned by Van's Aircraft. The third was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By rvbuilder2002
But do not follow Rogers advice and expect to get...

But do not follow Rogers advice and expect to get an E-LSA airworthiness or any warranty replacement for a failed exhaust system.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,478
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes, but maybe even whether the new owner that...

Yes, but maybe even whether the new owner that completes the build could.


Eligibility for the repairman's certificate for an experimental amateur built is at the discretion of the person issuing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,478
Posted By rvbuilder2002
In case you aren't aware, a kit built RV-12...

In case you aren't aware, a kit built RV-12 doesn't have to be certified as an E-LSA to be flow by a Sport Pilot. If it is an experimental amateur built, it just needs to meet all of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,142
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Hopefully there will be posts by others that have...

Hopefully there will be posts by others that have flown an RV-12 a lot because it is likely that they don't fully agree with the above.....

I don't find it touchy... I would call it responsive (like...
Forum: RV-14 03-14-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The web store is not fully comprehensive. ...

The web store is not fully comprehensive. Yet.

With the introduction of the new web site, efforts are being made to remedy that but it will still take some time.

In the mean time, nearly any part...
Forum: RV-14 03-13-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You don't have to fabricate anything if you don't...

You don't have to fabricate anything if you don't want to.
You could just buy an optional landing light kit that comes with the brackets already...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes, there are travel stops at the stabilator,...

Yes, there are travel stops at the stabilator, and stick travel stops at the stick.
The stabilitor is supposed to hit its travel stop before the stick hits it own travel stop, at both the full up and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,961
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Blade track (blades at the same pitch...

Blade track (blades at the same pitch angle)
Propeller balance.
Excessively worn spark plugs
Etc.

Anything that could have an influence on smooth engine operation
Forum: RV-10 03-11-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,189
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Nose wheel shimmy can be a very violent event. ...

Nose wheel shimmy can be a very violent event. It is very similar to control surface flutter and as shown, can do damage to a wheel pant or nose gear assembly in the same way.

I have not looked at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,961
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Yes Checking and adjusting it every 100 hrs. My...

Yes
Checking and adjusting it every 100 hrs.

My "being casual" comment was based on the large # of comments I see that mention initially running the engine without doing a synch (don't have gauges...
Forum: RV-14 03-11-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By rvbuilder2002
And there is the reason that it is not...

And there is the reason that it is not included...... there has to be at least a half dozen different landing light assemblies that RV-14 builders have chosen to use at this point. There is no sense...
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,818
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Ok, so a pitch trim change makes it go away but...

Ok, so a pitch trim change makes it go away but then the airplane is no longer trimmed for level flight (if I am understanding you correctly).

My initial gut feeling is that it is being caused by a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Geoff, Call Van's Tell the person that answers...

Geoff,
Call Van's
Tell the person that answers what you want to do and they should connect you with someone that will tell you what you need.
In the end, your customer (and kit serial) # will be the...
Forum: RV-14 03-07-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,818
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Cop out seems just a bit harsh considering the...

Cop out seems just a bit harsh considering the circumstances. Troubleshooting problems such as this via e-mail or phone call is about the same as using a phone consult with a Dr for an unusual...
Forum: RV-14 03-06-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 649
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Some loosening after gaining time in use is...

Some loosening after gaining time in use is totally normal.
I usually recommend that people check it (regardless of RV model) after 30-40 hrs and then again at 100.
After 100 it usually doesn't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-06-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By rvbuilder2002
If you haven't done so already, go to this page...

If you haven't done so already, go to this page on the Van's web site and download the read me file for Dynon Skyview.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/downloads/#DynonSkyview

It should lead you...
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,863
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I am confused.... Vic stated that the MT three...

I am confused....

Vic stated that the MT three blade is about the same speed as the Hartzell 2 blade, but your test data seems to indicate otherwise.

BTW, I enjoyed seeing you on the SV Seeker...
Forum: Propellers 03-05-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,863
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Since Van's sells MT and Hartzell I have no...

Since Van's sells MT and Hartzell I have no reason to favor one over the other, but another point of consideration that might be of interest to some....
Investigate what the service and overhaul...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You probably have everyone else (myself included)...

You probably have everyone else (myself included) confused as well, because a nutplate is never associated with a #30 hole (they mount/rivet with #40 holes and the screw/bolt fastener hole will be...
Forum: RV-14 03-03-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,011
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Be careful when comparing posted data..... The...

Be careful when comparing posted data.....
The entire picture needs to be known for each set of data to have an apples to apples comparison.

Marvin's posted data provides enough information (DA,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The RV-12 uses plastic bushings as guides for the...

The RV-12 uses plastic bushings as guides for the rudder cables (all of the RV models do actually but because the skins are predominantly thinner on the RV-12 it can resonate the noise they sometimes...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,905
Posted By rvbuilder2002
As Dale pointed out, your are basing you position...

As Dale pointed out, your are basing you position off of a document that was superseded 2+ years ago. The only oil that Rotax now officially recommends is Aeroshell Sport Plus 4 (still on page 4 and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,460
Posted By rvbuilder2002
These two will have the biggest influence on...

These two will have the biggest influence on improving your heater performance.

If much cold air is coming in, it will overwhelm even the best performing heat muff.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,961
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Understanding how component wear in the 912 gear...

Understanding how component wear in the 912 gear box causes vibration requires an understanding of what wears and how the system works.
The damping system uses a spring preload of the 3 dogs on the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,961
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The primary things to focus on to minimize worn...

The primary things to focus on to minimize worn gear box parts is dynamic prop. balance, carbs that are well synced in the idle speed range, and avoiding operation below 1800 RPM (on some...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The full 8.5 X 11 doesn't have to be displayed....

The full 8.5 X 11 doesn't have to be displayed. The airworthiness certificate portion, which is printed on the top portion of the first page of the operating limitations, in the exact same size as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By rvbuilder2002
From my understanding, the FAA considers it to be...

From my understanding, the FAA considers it to be the one and only legal copy of the official document and that it is what must be displayed in the aircraft.
No different than the original 8130-7...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By rvbuilder2002
All of the range distance values on the web site...

All of the range distance values on the web site have sm after them so the intent is for them to be Statute Miles.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Typos are not mystery's, they are caused by less...

Typos are not mystery's, they are caused by less than perfect humans.
I imagine there is still one (if not more) in the RV-12 data so it will be looked at.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I have been able to put the new style documents...

I have been able to put the new style documents in the traditional sized holder since we began getting our renewals in that format a little over a year ago.

The major factor in whether this becomes...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Ok, it was I that read incorrectly. I didn't see...

Ok, it was I that read incorrectly. I didn't see that you said POH
The numbers that I posted (ULS is 433 sm, and iS is 528 sm)are what are on the web site and I believe they are correct.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,161
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think you misread the ULS #'s....... The 5500...

I think you misread the ULS #'s.......
The 5500 RPM range for the ULS is 433 sm, which is far less than the 528 sm listed for the iS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You have found an error that I wasn't aware...

You have found an error that I wasn't aware of.....
If you look closely at the photo, the nut isn't an AN310. It is an all steel self locking nut. because of that, the bolt should also be called...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,818
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I didn't mean to imply that the thread morphing...

I didn't mean to imply that the thread morphing was a bad thing.... only meant that the info I provided previously was not contradictory to what you showed in your photos, but that it was related to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,818
Posted By rvbuilder2002
This thread has morphed into a different...

This thread has morphed into a different subject.
Previously it was talking about making adjustments on a wing where the spar pins were very hard to install (prior to the wing root seal being...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By rvbuilder2002
All of the micro stop tools I have ever used were...

All of the micro stop tools I have ever used were indexed in .001" increments per each notch/detente. They usually have a marking on them somewhere that says .001".
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2019, 09:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The portion of the manual to refer to is machine...

The portion of the manual to refer to is machine countersinking for a dimple, in Section 5.
If you follow the instructions, it will produce a structurally sound rivet joint, but the counter sinks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Isn't experimental aviation great? If you don't...

Isn't experimental aviation great? If you don't like something you can start your own experiment an do it different.

The definition of "never been a problem with it" is that with 10,000 plus RV's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By rvbuilder2002
It depends on how much cranking is done for the...

It depends on how much cranking is done for the engine start, but there will be an initial jump of a + charge in the 20-30 amp range which will progressively reduce to just a couple amps once the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By rvbuilder2002
You are right. I shouldn't use my memory of data...

You are right. I shouldn't use my memory of data for stuff like this.

So, don't use the actual #'s I quoted above... research and use the data specific to your battery(s). But the recommendation is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-23-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By rvbuilder2002
No, but not everyone wants an indication of...

No, but not everyone wants an indication of alternator output.

My opinion is that it is of far less value than it is installed in the battery feed line (though you will likely now get a wide variety...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-22-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think you have misinterpreted what the...

I think you have misinterpreted what the instruction is.
Where specifically are you talking about (Model, Section #)?

The only use of safety wire related to an adel clamp that I am aware of is to...
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The downloads page on Van's web site has W&B...

The downloads page on Van's web site has W&B examples derived from all of the prototypes.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/downloads/#RV-14downloads
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,281
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I think I might have been the first to install a...

I think I might have been the first to install a child seat in the back of a 6A in 1993.
We found the same thing... my son outgrew the space long before weight/CG was a problem. Wasn't a problem for...
Forum: RV-10 02-20-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,653
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Just to clarify, neither Vans or its welding...

Just to clarify, neither Vans or its welding vendors (in instances where the welded parts are outsourced) grind on welds before shipping welded parts to customers.
If you are certain that grinding...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,818
Posted By rvbuilder2002
http://i65.tinypic.com/ve7vw6.jpg To properly...

http://i65.tinypic.com/ve7vw6.jpg

To properly make an adjustment you would remove the required amount from location A, and remove nothing from location B (and the corresponding position at the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,818
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I was not questioning your advice regarding...

I was not questioning your advice regarding resolving localized points of interference.
My comment was if you have uniform contact but the wing still needs to insert a bit further. Your advice of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,818
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Actually this is incorrect. The end of the spar...

Actually this is incorrect.

The end of the spar stub is an approximately 180 deg radius that matches a pocket in the fuselage of the same radius and overall dimension.
If the desire is to have the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,696
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The importance of doing the 100 hr inspection...

The importance of doing the 100 hr inspection regardless of whether your certification requires it, is for maintaining and inspecting in accordance with Rotax's written requirements for factory...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,696
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I haven't looked at the SI in detail for a...

I haven't looked at the SI in detail for a while.... I seem to remember it specifically saying 25 Hrs for higher usage of leaded fuel so they may have revised that at some point. Not sure.
When Phil...
Forum: RV-14 02-16-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Here is a short thread with a basic...

Here is a short thread with a basic explanation.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=143220&highlight=relay

If you are willing to spend some reading time, here is a thread that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,696
Posted By rvbuilder2002
100 hrs is (and has been for as long as I have...

100 hrs is (and has been for as long as I have worked with the 912) the required oil change interval.

The recommended interval as published in a service instruction is 50 hrs (and 25 hrs if leaded...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 885
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Do not let this voice fool you. He has a very...

Do not let this voice fool you.
He has a very good grasp on engineering stuff, but fortunately for Van's customers the focus of his position is in other areas (hmmmm, I guess that didn't come out...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,069
Posted By rvbuilder2002
I guess it might have value if you could get the...

I guess it might have value if you could get the attention of a random over flying airplane but Search and Rescue rarely fly's at night so it will be of limited value with them.
Forum: RV-10 02-14-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,242
Posted By rvbuilder2002
The RV-10 airfoil is designed in such a way that...

The RV-10 airfoil is designed in such a way that in high speed flight angle of attack the ailerons and flaps are already in a reflexed position.
At high speed they are very slightly loaded on the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,635
Posted By rvbuilder2002
Quite few RV-10 owners are former Cirrus owners:p

Quite few RV-10 owners are former Cirrus owners:p
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