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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques Today, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By rv9builder
This is so true! To minimize the problem, I have...

This is so true! To minimize the problem, I have one cage set for 1/8-inch rivets and another set for 3/32-inch rivets, but they still need to be slightly adjusted almost every time I use them.
Forum: RV-14 Yesterday, 12:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,203
Posted By rv9builder
Iíve seen several RV-6s that were set up to be...

Iíve seen several RV-6s that were set up to be flown from the right side.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2020, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By rv9builder
Having built a slow-build 9A, I totally agree...

Having built a slow-build 9A, I totally agree with jcarne. Wings go faster, but there's lots of repetition. The fuselage was much more interesting to work on but took longer.
Forum: Tools 06-02-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,362
Posted By rv9builder
Totally annoying! Good idea labeling with both.

Totally annoying! Good idea labeling with both.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By rv9builder
Looks pretty close! Thanks for posting this.

Looks pretty close! Thanks for posting this.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-23-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,119
Posted By rv9builder
Looks good! Are you going to ride along on the...

Looks good! Are you going to ride along on the ferry flight?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,119
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations on your new plane! It's good to...

Congratulations on your new plane! It's good to have another -12 in Southern California! Post photos when you get a chance.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2020, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,119
Posted By rv9builder
NinerBikes, Your first post mentions your friend...

NinerBikes,

Your first post mentions your friend uses a lot of 100LL. I thought you werenít supposed to use fully synthetic oil with 100LL because it wonít hold the lead in suspension. Isnít Mobil 1...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2020, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,748
Posted By rv9builder
As Scott mentioned, most U.S. registered RV-12s...

As Scott mentioned, most U.S. registered RV-12s are E-LSA, so they didn’t show up in the database we used for the article. Nevertheless, we did take a look at all 652 RV-12s in the FAA records at the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,748
Posted By rv9builder
Yes! My day job is executive editor of Kitplanes...

Yes! My day job is executive editor of Kitplanes magazine. But I'm also building an RV-12iS, so I had many of the same questions you have when I was reviewing this story before it went to print.

I...
Forum: RV-14 04-25-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,725
Posted By rv9builder
If thereís room, put one or two Cleco side-grip...

If thereís room, put one or two Cleco side-grip clamps close to the rivet youíre trying to squeeze. The clamp(s) will help hold the parts tightly together until you squeeze the first couple of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,036
Posted By rv9builder
I did the same thing on my 9A.

I did the same thing on my 9A.
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-24-2020, 03:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 812
Posted By rv9builder
On my 9A ailerons and flaps I used a rivet gun,...

On my 9A ailerons and flaps I used a rivet gun, back-rivet plate and lots of weight (sandbags) to keep things flat. No ProSeal or tape—just rivets. I was pleased with the results.
Forum: RV-14 04-20-2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,861
Posted By rv9builder
Vanís sells an optional static port that is held...

Vanís sells an optional static port that is held in place with a bolt inside the fuselage and replicates the shape of the standard SD-42-BSLF pop rivet. Do these count as ďstockĒ or...
Forum: Tools 04-08-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By rv9builder
This is how I did it on my 9A but used 120- and...

This is how I did it on my 9A but used 120- and 240-grit paper. Took about the same amount of time and came out fine.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,369
Posted By rv9builder
Nice idea, Nate!

Nice idea, Nate!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 464,578
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for the update!

Thanks for the update!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 464,578
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Bobby, I don't see F-12113 on my packing...

Hi Bobby,

I don't see F-12113 on my packing list, and from what I can tell, I never received it. Let us know what Nancy says. Perhaps it's hidden in one of the brown bags.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 464,578
Posted By rv9builder
Looks good, Bobby! Is that primer or the final...

Looks good, Bobby! Is that primer or the final paint for the baggage floors, seat pans, center section, etc.?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,028
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations and thanks, Doug! You've put...

Congratulations and thanks, Doug! You've put together a great community!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 283,259
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations, Don! Good to see it's finally...

Congratulations, Don! Good to see it's finally flying!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,583
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Bobby!

Thanks, Bobby!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,568
Posted By rv9builder
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,583
Posted By rv9builder
That's the part of your original question I was...

That's the part of your original question I was wondering about, too. If you don't get an answer in the forum, let us know what you learn from the factory.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,583
Posted By rv9builder
Looking at the plans, I think I see what the...

Looking at the plans, I think I see what the problem is. The parts on the left are the W-1208B stub spar doubler and W—1208C stub spar channel. The part on the right is the F-1206C rear spar...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,583
Posted By rv9builder
Have you asked the factory? Let us know what you...

Have you asked the factory? Let us know what you learn. I'd like to know, too!
Thanks!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By rv9builder
Van's has a page for service bulletins on their...

Van's has a page for service bulletins on their website.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/?aircraft=rv-12&doctype=all
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-27-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,078
Posted By rv9builder
Scott Chastain, please check your private...

Scott Chastain, please check your private messages!

Thanks,
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-18-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By rv9builder
Ed, I think this is the course you need to take....

Ed,

I think this is the course you need to take. It looks like theyíre offering it in San Diego March 7-8.

https://rainbowaviation.com/?page_id=3997
Forum: Job Board 02-16-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,874
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations, Doug!

Congratulations, Doug!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,442
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks! I followed the instructions in the video...

Thanks! I followed the instructions in the video but also need to reset some of the CherryMax rivets in that spot. Very frustrating!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2020, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,442
Posted By rv9builder
Aaron, did you lubricate the new batch of rivets...

Aaron, did you lubricate the new batch of rivets like the video shows, or did you just pull them the way they came from the factory?

Thanks,
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-18-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By rv9builder
I've used these drill extensions in my drill...

I've used these drill extensions in my drill press for countersinking:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/drillThreaded.php

I've also used the 2-inch long extension for deburring in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations, Vic!

Congratulations, Vic!
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,340
Posted By rv9builder
My EAA tech counselor advised me to use a 4X gun...

My EAA tech counselor advised me to use a 4X gun on my RV-9A for the same reasons you mention. With the pressure turned down, it worked fine on -3s and -4s, and I found it much easier to control than...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-06-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,323
Posted By rv9builder
For the 912iS, Vanís shows 19,200 feet for...

For the 912iS, Vanís shows 19,200 feet for absolute ceiling and 17,300 feet for service ceiling. For the 912ULS, 14,600 feet is absolute ceiling and 13,000 feet is service ceiling.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-03-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,397
Posted By rv9builder
I do the same thing!

I do the same thing!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,975
Posted By rv9builder
Why not use a torque wrench with a socket on the...

Why not use a torque wrench with a socket on the bolt and a regular wrench on the nut to torque the hinge stops?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,590
Posted By rv9builder
Great paint scheme, nice video, too!

Great paint scheme, nice video, too!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,025
Posted By rv9builder
I've noticed this, too. Fortunately, both the...

I've noticed this, too. Fortunately, both the part names and numbers are on the first drawing of each section. It comes in handy when making a log entry.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-07-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,537
Posted By rv9builder
+2 for 3M Roloc surface conditioning discs....

+2 for 3M Roloc surface conditioning discs. Although I also have 1", 2" and 6" ScotchBrite wheels, I usually start with a file and finish with a blue Roloc disc.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-05-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,369
Posted By rv9builder
I'm building in the order Jeff mentions. Like...

I'm building in the order Jeff mentions. Like Scott says, when I ordered my fuselage, it was suggested I order a couple of parts from the wing kit (stub spars and rear spar doublers) to test fit the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 40,409
Posted By rv9builder
Anybody heard anything lately from Marvel...

Anybody heard anything lately from Marvel Schebler on their replacement floats for Bings on a 912 ULS?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 659
Posted By rv9builder
I had a similar problem with the J-stringers...

I had a similar problem with the J-stringers touching the J-stringer holes, even with a Cleco in every rivet hole. I decided to go ahead with riveting, and when I was finished, everything lined up...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,694
Posted By rv9builder
I have no idea if they use ProSeal, but Evektor...

I have no idea if they use ProSeal, but Evektor says they bond all riveted joints on their metal LSAs for extra durability.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,598
Posted By rv9builder
Is this now a standard part of the iS fuselage...

Is this now a standard part of the iS fuselage kit or perhaps something that ships with the finish kit? If your iS fuse kit didn't include it, what is the part number(s) we should order? Does this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,723
Posted By rv9builder
Maybe something is wrong with the plug itself? Is...

Maybe something is wrong with the plug itself? Is there another plug you can try with 567 to see if that solves the problem?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,005
Posted By rv9builder
I'd keep it here, Paul. The photos you posted of...

I'd keep it here, Paul. The photos you posted of your beautiful RV-12 are an inspiration to all of us who are still pulling rivets!
Forum: California 11-18-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By rv9builder
Dave Prizio is a DAR at Chino who can probably...

Dave Prizio is a DAR at Chino who can probably help you. He also writes the "Maintenance Matters" column for Kitplanes magazine. Send me an email if you'd like his contact info.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,863
Posted By rv9builder
Great video, David. The plane looks great, too!

Great video, David. The plane looks great, too!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 08:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,733
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Jordan, I'm executive editor of Kitplanes,...

Hi Jordan,

I'm executive editor of Kitplanes, and I apologize your copy of the directory is missing pages. Please send me an email or private message with your name and address, and I'll contact the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,995
Posted By rv9builder
That looks great, David! Nice job!

That looks great, David! Nice job!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,031
Posted By rv9builder
RV-12 Range

When two RV-12s flew together to OSH and back in 2017, the ULS airplane used 60 gal. for the trip and the iS airplane used 45 gal.

Vanís shows the range (with no reserve) of the RV-12 as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,501
Posted By rv9builder
Has anybody seen the inside of a Rotax that...

Has anybody seen the inside of a Rotax that burned 100 LL with Decalin close to 100% of the time and had the oil changed at the recommended shorter intervals? How bad were the lead deposits?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,955
Posted By rv9builder
I have a friend who fought a similar battle with...

I have a friend who fought a similar battle with San Bernardino County. They were assessing planes on asking prices in ads, not selling prices, and had no concept of things like engine time, total...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,547
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for the info, Bob!

Thanks for the info, Bob!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,547
Posted By rv9builder
Bob, What grade of sandpaper do you recommend...

Bob,

What grade of sandpaper do you recommend for the final sanding? 400 wet? Or maybe something else?

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,955
Posted By rv9builder
"A taxable possessory interest is created when...

"A taxable possessory interest is created when real estate owned by a government agency is leased, rented, or used by a private individual or entity for their own exclusive use. The taxation of this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-03-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,322
Posted By rv9builder
Iíve used hydraulic jack oil. I paid $4.99 for a...

Iíve used hydraulic jack oil. I paid $4.99 for a quart at my local auto parts store.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,955
Posted By rv9builder
Van's now charges sales tax on stuff sold to...

Van's now charges sales tax on stuff sold to California.
https://www.vansaircraft.com/2019/03/notice-to-california-residents-sales-tax-collection/
I didn't know California (or other states) can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,139
Posted By rv9builder
I wonder if that affects the price? It seems like...

I wonder if that affects the price? It seems like most 12s are registered ELSA.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,139
Posted By rv9builder
I like the custom throttle quadrant a lot....

I like the custom throttle quadrant a lot. Hopefully, you can remove the pilotís name without having to repaint. The avionics are a bit different than a typical ELSA RV-12, but it looks well...
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