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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Piper J3
As a data point, I have E-Z HEAT 912 engine...

As a data point, I have E-Z HEAT 912 engine pre-heater which consists of two silicone heater pads – one for bottom of crankcase and the other wraps around bottom of oil tank. I have a remote...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Piper J3
I wrap my right front exhaust pipe because I do...

I wrap my right front exhaust pipe because I do not like the oil hose passing through the exhaust elbow. I've never heard of a strap hanger for the hose failing but it could happen, and if it did,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Piper J3
About what I was expecting to hear except for the...

About what I was expecting to hear except for the ignition modules. Maybe I should start saving for a Christmas fund...

Other threads on this forum talk about prop balancing and mid-range...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Piper J3
I don't know if re-clocking the prop will have...

I don't know if re-clocking the prop will have any effect. The gearbox ratio is 2.43:1 which means it is a "hunting tooth frequency" to distribute wear. The odd gearbox ratio constantly changes...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,483
Posted By Piper J3
Airplanes don't have dashboards...

Airplanes don't have dashboards...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By Piper J3
Fantastic accomplishment. I own SN120058 but...

Fantastic accomplishment. I own SN120058 but only have 400TT.

Can you tell us you experience with the Rotax 912ULS over the 1300 hours of operation?

Major maintenance?
Oil and fuel type...
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-16-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 37,389
Posted By Piper J3
Continued best luck... I've been following your...

Continued best luck... I've been following your progress for several months. Wish I lived closer so I could come and take first hand look.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By Piper J3
You're the guy that was an expert on Rotax...

You're the guy that was an expert on Rotax gearbox and tuning last week but with very little actual Rotax experience as I recall. Perhaps a Kitfox would suit you very well indeed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Piper J3
I can't view your photo. In any event, there is...

I can't view your photo. In any event, there is no radiator hose on the right side of the engine. Radiator, and associated hoses, are on left side of engine. Perhaps you mean oil hose that routes...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By Piper J3
Wow, somebody's lucky day... I bought my 12...

Wow, somebody's lucky day...

I bought my 12 from original builder with 48TT. Seller and I live in same state so no personal property or sales taxes needed to be paid. Now have over 400TT on this...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 03-14-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By Piper J3
Why not try https://postimages.org Very easy and...

Why not try https://postimages.org

Very easy and straight forward to use.

Sample pic below. Choose Hotlink for Forums and paste

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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By Piper J3
Excellent choice... I'm going to pull together...

Excellent choice...

I'm going to pull together a lot of 12 guys in Ohio and neighboring states this summer. We'll hold a spot open for you. In the meantime, hopefully you can grab an open seat...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,907
Posted By Piper J3
I was going to sit on the sidelines, but here...

I was going to sit on the sidelines, but here goes…

I don’t think any fingers need pointing. Most 912 operators (me included) are enjoying very good service life with very little maintenance. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2019, 02:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,907
Posted By Piper J3
NinerBikes - 82 posts VAF Mtn Biking, Fly...

NinerBikes -

82 posts VAF

Mtn Biking, Fly fishing, Ham Radio

Wants to get a sport pilot's license

No direct Rotax experience, yet resident expert
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,907
Posted By Piper J3
This sounds like a more plausible explanation for...

This sounds like a more plausible explanation for a mid-range vibration issue. The 912 is really two separate engine powerplants that share a common crankshaft and prop reduction gearbox. Each half...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Piper J3
It's going to be interesting to see if wear on...

It's going to be interesting to see if wear on the cam angle surfaces indeed causes vibration in mid-range. I'm kind of thinking itís a stretch...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By Piper J3
What was the condition of the magnetic gearbox...

What was the condition of the magnetic gearbox inspection plug? Did it have excessive metal shavings on it?

I wonder if previous owner used incorrect oil not approved by Rotax for gearbox engine?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,619
Posted By Piper J3
I'm thinking the experiment that needs to be done...

I'm thinking the experiment that needs to be done would be to ďfloatĒ a Bing and MS in an open dish of gasoline (93E10 or 100LL). Use a piece of piano wire as a guide through the float bushing so...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,554
Posted By Piper J3
You might want to consider a magnetic charger USB...

You might want to consider a magnetic charger USB charging transfer cable - $8 on eBay. If the suction cup fails and the unit drops to the floor the cable will disconnect and not damage the charging...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,619
Posted By Piper J3
Tom I’m re-reading the entire “float” thread...

Tom

I’m re-reading the entire “float” thread again and I have a question on your post…

You say that the MS (blue) float has the pin located at a different height compared to the black Bing float –...
Forum: ADS-B 02-21-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,572
Posted By Piper J3
As mentioned in post aboveÖ I finally got to fly...

As mentioned in post aboveÖ I finally got to fly after installing beta software back in November. Targets and Wx looked solid. I requested a PAPR and got FAA reply that flight didnít generate a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By Piper J3
How much is a tad overweight?

How much is a tad overweight?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By Piper J3
Guaranteed not to sink? Here we go...

Guaranteed not to sink?

Here we go again...

https://i.postimg.cc/hjs3Z6G0/Screenshot-2019-02-21-02-23-50-333.png (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,619
Posted By Piper J3
Were they blue color or black color?

Were they blue color or black color?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,701
Posted By Piper J3
Dale Just for a data point... do you preheat...

Dale

Just for a data point... do you preheat engine in the winter?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,701
Posted By Piper J3
No, if you're building experimental airplane,...

No, if you're building experimental airplane, then only Annual Condition Inspection is required. 100 hour inspection is not required.

Also, if you're building your RV-12 as E-LSA (not EAB), then...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,701
Posted By Piper J3
No, you won't be required to do other than Annual...

No, you won't be required to do other than Annual Condition Inspection for experimental airplane. 100 hour inspection is required for certified aircraft being used for commercial purpose...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,619
Posted By Piper J3
Are you talking about Bing or MS?

Are you talking about Bing or MS?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,619
Posted By Piper J3
Dave Are you waiting for Bing floats? I think...

Dave

Are you waiting for Bing floats?

I think if/when I have to replace my floats I will switch to Marvel-Schebler MS80-430 Blue Epoxy Float. I say this with a little trepidation because I have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2019, 01:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,070
Posted By Piper J3
For a while there I thought this discussion was...

For a while there I thought this discussion was going to reveal the secret of the dreaded "downwind turn"... :eek:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By Piper J3
I think this is the tow bar I purchased from...

I think this is the tow bar I purchased from Aircraft Spruce for ground ops at the hanger.

You will need to re-arc the legs so the don't rub on the wheel fairing... ...
Forum: ADS-B 02-14-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,572
Posted By Piper J3
I fly off of a private grass strip in northern...

I fly off of a private grass strip in northern Ohio. It's been swamp and I haven't flown since early Nov. Today the field was frozen and temp was 40F. I flew 1.5 hours in Class B for the first...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,701
Posted By Piper J3
Three liters per oil change and almost zero...

Three liters per oil change and almost zero replenishment in 100 hours.

Try not adding oil to a Lycoming... :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,619
Posted By Piper J3
Odds are you'll be fine. My 12 has 400TT and a...

Odds are you'll be fine. My 12 has 400TT and a friend's 12 has 130TT. Both machines running original floats with 93E10...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,619
Posted By Piper J3
I just looked at MS website... Is $125 for...

I just looked at MS website... Is $125 for single float or pair of floats (I hope, I hope)?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By Piper J3
Dave Iím paranoid about the canopy also,...

Dave

Iím paranoid about the canopy also, especially after seeing a YouTube video where aft wind lifts the canopy and flings it into the prop.

I have added a bungee cord fastened to the horizontal...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By Piper J3
I use only the one checklist, it provides best...

I use only the one checklist, it provides best assurance that airplane is configured correctly for initial flight. I do have a list of V speeds which can be quickly referenced - see photo...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,295
Posted By Piper J3
How do you get 5.7 for a wall?

How do you get 5.7 for a wall?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By Piper J3
I made a laminated Before Takeoff Checklist that...

I made a laminated Before Takeoff Checklist that I use religiously. Haven't done anything too stupid yet...

https://i.postimg.cc/htLVPR6H/Screenshot-2019-02-11-13-57-26-832.png...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,295
Posted By Piper J3
^^^^ Excellent ^^^^

^^^^ Excellent ^^^^
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,469
Posted By Piper J3
Heartwarming... Very happy for you and Pie. I...

Heartwarming... Very happy for you and Pie.

I have a 10-year-old granddaughter born with DiGeorge syndrome and Tetralogy of Fallot. Olivia had her first open heart operation at 8 months. A baby’s...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-10-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,180
Posted By Piper J3
Fuel Cap Opener...

This works totally cool. I had been using a wooden popsicle stick to open my fuel cap. $1.50 + $1 shipping from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,028
Posted By Piper J3
Abby at FlightLine Interiors made straps with...

Abby at FlightLine Interiors made straps with snap closure for my RV-12.

https://i.postimg.cc/GtD4GDZB/Screenshot-2019-02-09-16-55-28-806.png (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,452
Posted By Piper J3
Water Everywhere...

Temperature was 60F on Thursday here in northern Ohio so I went to the hanger to visit the airplane. Very upsetting to see conditions in the hanger. The bed sheet covering the canopy was soaking...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 749
Posted By Piper J3
May not have to overflow to cause your problem. ...

May not have to overflow to cause your problem. In fact, partially filled tank may be more of culprit. As temperature changes, the air in fuel tank expands and contracts causing fuel vapor to exit...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,485
Posted By Piper J3
Thanks Larry. I have contacted Engravers.net and...

Thanks Larry. I have contacted Engravers.net and asked them if they can search their job files for this fuel placard.

I'll post price when I hear back from them...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,619
Posted By Piper J3
Yes, it does...

Yes, it does...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,485
Posted By Piper J3
Can you reference job or invoice # so I can...

Can you reference job or invoice # so I can contact them and not have to re-invent the wheel... so to speak?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,485
Posted By Piper J3
[QUOTE=skydiverlv;1322643]Calibrated at same time...

[QUOTE=skydiverlv;1322643]Calibrated at same time of Dynon calibration. The float arm was adjusted to provide accurate low level indication. I can quickly cross check Dynon and time in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2019, 04:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,485
Posted By Piper J3
Dale Why can't you see the Moeller gage in...

Dale

Why can't you see the Moeller gage in flight? A glance over your right shoulder should be all that's necessary.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,485
Posted By Piper J3
I guess I don’t understand why so much concern...

I guess I don’t understand why so much concern about exact fuel gage readings, or for that matter, differences in fuel burn rates. The gages we have… Moeller, digital EMS, and old sight gage on the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,640
Posted By Piper J3
Original power outlet is always powered...

Original power outlet is always powered independent of master switch. Therefore, if you install USB outlet, you will have constant drain of about 10 mAh even with nothing plugged in. I have my mini...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,485
Posted By Piper J3
As Scott said, the prop is over-pitched. Full...

As Scott said, the prop is over-pitched. Full throttle in level flight should easily red line at 5500+ RPM. When pitched correctly ~ 115 kts at 5400 PRM is the norm with throttle pulled about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,485
Posted By Piper J3
Round dowel rod will work fine. Needs to sneak...

Round dowel rod will work fine. Needs to sneak around the fuel return line that points up at the base of the filler neck.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2019, 05:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,067
Posted By Piper J3
Vapor Lock

I read Kathrynís Report for continuing safety education. An accident in 2015 in California involved a Czech built LSA with Rotax 912ULS engine. The NTSB said the cause of the accident was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2019, 11:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,748
Posted By Piper J3
Are you really flying around are 4200 RPM? Look...

Are you really flying around are 4200 RPM?

Look here for fuel burn rate... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1233855&postcount=34
Forum: ADS-B 02-01-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 19,572
Posted By Piper J3
Thanks Paul...

Thanks Paul...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By Piper J3
To be perfectly honest... I fly my legacy 12 and...

To be perfectly honest... I fly my legacy 12 and also a newer 12 with dual HDX and AOA. The chirping from the AOA is enough to drive you crazy. And when coupled with the stall warning on landing -...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,849
Posted By Piper J3
I don’t agree with your assertion that prop gets...

I don’t agree with your assertion that prop gets “feathered” when engine is throttled back for landing.

A wind milling fixed-pitch prop creates a lot of drag. When the engine is throttled back...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Piper J3
Nice pic. Works great...

Nice pic. Works great...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By Piper J3
I pop mine out of the holder and tuck it under...

I pop mine out of the holder and tuck it under the seat cushion. Also leave the canopy in the open taxi position if security is not a problem. iPad ready to go even after lengthy pancake...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By Piper J3
I have D-180 but I believe Skyview will allow...

I have D-180 but I believe Skyview will allow same mounting. I’m able to cover up some of the INOP panel switches not being used – no lights or AP. Heavy gage aluminum angle bracket is attached to...
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