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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,483
Posted By NinerBikes
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=define+dashboard Not sure...

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=define+dashboard Not sure what you install an EFIS in, but if you call it an instrument panel, I'd expect it to have instruments and gauges in in, not a Glass EFIS.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,483
Posted By NinerBikes
Owner was down in or near Tucson, AZ, for sale...

Owner was down in or near Tucson, AZ, for sale $97,500, in January, claimed it was the first finished RV12-IS, the new owner got to choose choice of color of paint. I believe I saw it advertised in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,483
Posted By NinerBikes
If you have an abundance of time, build the...

If you have an abundance of time, build the RV-12, then the 9. I don't really see value of labor added being reflected too much in selling prices. As in it's probably a labor of love. In looking at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By NinerBikes
:rolleyes: :D Glad I don't believe everything I...

:rolleyes: :D Glad I don't believe everything I read on the internet, or on the boob tube, or in the newspaper.

The gearbox is a problem, looking for a solution. I'm all ears from you on what the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By NinerBikes
If you have any associates with Extra Ham Radio...

If you have any associates with Extra Ham Radio licenses, I'd contact them for assistance in isolating the problem. Dx contester types are particularly good at isolating problems like this type of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,483
Posted By NinerBikes
I've looked at a couple RV-12's partially built,...

I've looked at a couple RV-12's partially built, asking prices 24.5k to 25k. They still need avionics, $14,850, ADS-B 2020 antenna $600, $30000 for engine and FWF kit, DAR inspection, probably $650...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By NinerBikes
Not my intent to imply it's negative. It is...

Not my intent to imply it's negative. It is sensitive, in inexperienced hands. As to the landing speed, we were probably right a 1280 to 1290 # on landing, pretty heavy, less about 4 to 5 gallons...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By NinerBikes
Me... not you... unless you are inexperienced.

Me... not you... unless you are inexperienced.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By NinerBikes
Don't know if you're familiar with Santa Ana...

Don't know if you're familiar with Santa Ana winds in Southern California. Added half the speed to landing of the crosswind component.

A RV-12 is "responsive" compared to a 172. Everything seems...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By NinerBikes
The stick is light and very sensitive/touchy. As...

The stick is light and very sensitive/touchy. As in it takes very little input with your fingertips, if your hand is resting on your leg, to make major changes.

You want smooth glassy air to fly it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 998
Posted By NinerBikes
What model voltage regulator do you use?

What model voltage regulator do you use?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-13-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,483
Posted By NinerBikes
Unless you buy a Rotax 912 ULS with Firewall...

Unless you buy a Rotax 912 ULS with Firewall Forward Kit from Van's, your plane will have to be registered EAB, which means you can't do the annuals or 100 hr services, must be performed by an A/P...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,963
Posted By NinerBikes
So, with the 912 iS package motor on the 2018 and...

So, with the 912 iS package motor on the 2018 and later RV-12iS builds, if the idle speed is kept above 1800 rpm, the gearbox causing vibrations should be a non issue anymore, due to lack of synching...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,907
Posted By NinerBikes
And yet galling still occurs in the gearbox, with...

And yet galling still occurs in the gearbox, with metal on metal contact, with use of the specified oil, well before 2000 hours, in plenty of observed cases.

Should we point the finger at operator...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,907
Posted By NinerBikes
Would you debate that a full synthetic motor oil...

Would you debate that a full synthetic motor oil provides the same or better wear results in an internal combustion engine than a semi synthetic motor oil?

Does full synthetic motor oil flow better...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,907
Posted By NinerBikes
Page 4 and Page 5. They recommend full...

Page 4 and Page 5.

They recommend full synthetic motor oil, if running Mogas or unleaded. You might also take notice that if your oil temperature is high, and you run unleaded gas/ Mogas, they...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By NinerBikes
Reserve on the RV-12 is 4 to 5 gallons, I believe...

Reserve on the RV-12 is 4 to 5 gallons, I believe it's a gallon on the RV-12IS, due to new shape of the tank.

Reports of 5 gallons an hour for the 912 ULS and 3.75 gallons an hour for the 912IS were...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,849
Posted By NinerBikes
Problem solved.... gearbox wear. ...

Problem solved.... gearbox wear. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=169246
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,907
Posted By NinerBikes
You run the Shell because you burn 100LL or you...

You run the Shell because you burn 100LL or you burn Mogas?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,907
Posted By NinerBikes
Fuel you run, and brand of motor oil that you...

Fuel you run, and brand of motor oil that you run? Thinking out loud, if the motor oil also needs some gearbox lubricant supplement, much like what Mobil 1 does for motorcycle gearboxes, or with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By NinerBikes
So, in the interest of brevity, are we talking in...

So, in the interest of brevity, are we talking in nautical miles or statute miles, for both the ULS and IS motor versions, on the webpage. Which unit of measure is correct?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,295
Posted By NinerBikes
Just how much is a 2014 RV-12 with no paint, no...

Just how much is a 2014 RV-12 with no paint, no auto pilot, with a 912 ULS and a Dynon D1000 Touch and GPS-2020 ADS-B worth, these days. 150 hours on the motor.

What would you be willing to pay for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,619
Posted By NinerBikes
mogas E-10 or LL100 for fuel?

mogas E-10 or LL100 for fuel?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,619
Posted By NinerBikes
If I ever get back to Hamvention in...

If I ever get back to Hamvention in Columbus/Xenia, in May, I'd like to see your bird.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,619
Posted By NinerBikes
Do you run Mogas with E-10, or ?

Do you run Mogas with E-10, or ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,619
Posted By NinerBikes
New part number with a red "R" on the floats, now...

New part number with a red "R" on the floats, now ending in -189.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By NinerBikes
Maybe you can return your old ones for credit? ...

Maybe you can return your old ones for credit? Or just get the MS brand that are blue and sealed in epoxy, since epoxy is pretty much inert to everything.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,820
Posted By NinerBikes
Sometimes, a few pictures are worth 10,000 words....

Sometimes, a few pictures are worth 10,000 words. If it's in your means and not too time consuming, this might be a good time to have some photo's hosted with links to them to demonstrate visually...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,619
Posted By NinerBikes
Bing carbs are from Germany... I am part German...

Bing carbs are from Germany... I am part German myself. That country, despite great car design and huge profit margins, still hasn't sent a man to the moon.

Failure usually has to do with a sub...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,070
Posted By NinerBikes
When's the last time all of you went out and flew...

When's the last time all of you went out and flew your 3x touch and goes to stay current?

Don't get rusty, and keep in mind, rongawer flies pretty much close to an hour, daily, during the work...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,701
Posted By NinerBikes
Bruce, which 9-A was yours at Copper State Fly...

Bruce, which 9-A was yours at Copper State Fly Inn? N938BL and I were there on Friday in a RV-12. I saw several of them there, one a newly completed 9-A all painted up in yellow, for sale, 50 hrs on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,070
Posted By NinerBikes
Ron, if you like testing... and I don't doubt...

Ron, if you like testing... and I don't doubt you're quite skilled, that you weighed heavily the mission of your personal build AB RV-12, and that uber healthy and peppy UL 350IS, I'd get some flight...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,619
Posted By NinerBikes
And no reduction gearbox. But you really should...

And no reduction gearbox. But you really should only run it on Unleaded.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,619
Posted By NinerBikes
What floats did you replace with, original Bing...

What floats did you replace with, original Bing Carb floats or the MS brand?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,619
Posted By NinerBikes
What brand and type of fuel are you running in...

What brand and type of fuel are you running in your RV-12 with 4 bad sets of floats?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,701
Posted By NinerBikes
That's a tailwind of 56 kts... gettin a little...

That's a tailwind of 56 kts... gettin a little help there, headed 054, gonna pay for it when you head back home. How much motor and HP are you running in your bird?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,701
Posted By NinerBikes
Maintenance costs RV-9A vs RV-12

Bigger motor, a little faster, sucks more fuel. Less efficient for flying around the patch, payload is about the same... What am I missing about comparison of operating costs and insurance? I see...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By NinerBikes
Not sure when, Ron, but will try to talk to owner...

Not sure when, Ron, but will try to talk to owner of N936BL to fly us up there, maybe do a side by side comparison, take some pics, etc, in his 912ULS equipped RV-12. His is a 2015 build, finished...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By NinerBikes
The 9A is limited, by Van's to about 160 HP. ...

The 9A is limited, by Van's to about 160 HP. Lot's are built with OS 360 motors. The Vne is higher, but again, you put too much HP into it, and you exceed the safety margin envelope, rather easily,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-12-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By NinerBikes
Has anyone installed the UL 350i model yet, at...

Has anyone installed the UL 350i model yet, at 118 HP? The weight of the two big boys, combined, and how close are you to the 1320 max gross weight? I ask, because I too am at 250, and buddy is at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,295
Posted By NinerBikes
I see RV-12's for sale all the time... for sale,...

I see RV-12's for sale all the time... for sale, for a long time. Prices asked in the $55-60,000 range with old model glass in them Dynon 180's with some sort of outdated Garmin small screened GPS...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,390
Posted By NinerBikes
Wanted to say Thank You, Dave, for making that...

Wanted to say Thank You, Dave, for making that available. Nice to have a checklist right in front of you, on the screen, to tick off, one by one. Nothing beats being thorough before you get up in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,619
Posted By NinerBikes
Type and brand and octane of fuel you run? 100LL...

Type and brand and octane of fuel you run? 100LL or MOGAS? What brand of fuel?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,485
Posted By NinerBikes
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By NinerBikes
Ron, Thanks for your input. Maybe if I am up...

Ron,

Thanks for your input.

Maybe if I am up your way sometime, I'd like to see your RV-12, and a short example of climb rates. I'm a little tall at 6' 5" and 250 #, so usually run something...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By NinerBikes
RV-12 with Ul260Is

Thoughts on this combo, pro's and cons, in a RV-12. What does it do to the dry weight, and how much is left for #'s with a full tank of fuel for payload?

Durability?

Prop selection?

maintenance...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
Posted By NinerBikes
Added... Thanks, Randy... from another Randy......

Added... Thanks, Randy... from another Randy... with real dutch RV initials, too.

Really wish I had the space and a partner to get me going on my own RV-12 iS. Living vicariously through your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,485
Posted By NinerBikes
We will be flying to Copper State Fly In, this...

We will be flying to Copper State Fly In, this weekend. I should have a GoPro Hero 7 Black set up to video what the gauges are showing, so that I can more closely know and speak factually about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,485
Posted By NinerBikes
What "other problems" are you suggesting? This...

What "other problems" are you suggesting?

This is not my plane, the owner set the plane up with the prop pitch he has because he mostly flies solo. That puts his gross weight with a full tank at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,485
Posted By NinerBikes
Some observations here in Southern California,...

Some observations here in Southern California, where we fly the RV-12 year round.

Moeller doesn't start registering off of full until 4 to 5 gallons are burned off. That leaved the Moeller having...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 116,303
Posted By NinerBikes
Any new developments with this? Which model...

Any new developments with this? Which model builds are they on now? The newer RV-12iS?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2019, 12:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,748
Posted By NinerBikes
Are you running Mogas, and has it lately been...

Are you running Mogas, and has it lately been winter blend? You will use more fuel in the winter time than summer time, air is more dense due to the lower average temperatures.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By NinerBikes
gearbox rebuild on 912

Looking at a used RV-12 for sale that might need a gearbox rebuild. How much time am I looking at pulling the prop, sending the gearbox off for R&R, and $ usually spent on a gearbox, say it needs...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,849
Posted By NinerBikes
I know it wouldn't apply to a Rotax motor, but in...

I know it wouldn't apply to a Rotax motor, but in car engines, they put in heavier flywheel's or dual mass flywheels, to smooth the pulses out of the compression and combustion strokes, especially on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,849
Posted By NinerBikes
https://www.rotax-owner.com/en/rotax-forum/4-gener...

https://www.rotax-owner.com/en/rotax-forum/4-general-discussion/5693-912-uls-gearbox-problems
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-29-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,563
Posted By NinerBikes
What kind of kts cruising speeds are you...

What kind of kts cruising speeds are you observing with this low HP engine, and GPH consumption?

Also, is it a major PIA to adjust the solid lifter valves every 100 hrs, or at least inspect them? ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,849
Posted By NinerBikes
Have it pulled and inspected, before you rule it...

Have it pulled and inspected, before you rule it out. Learn how to check end play and side to side play on it. There are some type of thrust washers on it that it's common for them to go out in 100...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,349
Posted By NinerBikes
Just say BOAT.... Bite Off Another Thousand! :D

Just say BOAT.... Bite Off Another Thousand! :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,849
Posted By NinerBikes
The gearbox, it's shims, Bellvue washers and the...

The gearbox, it's shims, Bellvue washers and the dogs can and do wear on the Rotax 912. Rotax has recommended higher speeds of 2500 rpm for warmup procedure, to lessen the chance of the prop slapping...
Forum: RV-14 01-24-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,304
Posted By NinerBikes
6'5" 36" inseam, as tall and as Dutch as can be....

6'5" 36" inseam, as tall and as Dutch as can be.

In a tiny RV-12.

Removed the stock seat and wedge, and the back seat cover. 3" high density foam under the seat 2.5" high density foam for the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-23-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,779
Posted By NinerBikes
RV2002 is going to be your new best friend, along...

RV2002 is going to be your new best friend, along with the 1000 other RV-12 builders and newer 12IS builders. Congrats on taking the plunge.

At 6'5" and 250 #, I fit just fine for the average 1...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,619
Posted By NinerBikes
Is your Mogas straight gas, or with Ethanol added...

Is your Mogas straight gas, or with Ethanol added up to E-10 ? Trying to see if there's a trend with ethanol in the Mogas causing the floats turning into sinkers as being causal.
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