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Forum: RV-12 12-03-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,580
Posted By Skunkworks
Thumbs up 680hrs and still ticking Ducati voltage regulator

Made one change to fix this problem.
Cut a spoon shaped scoop on the end of the blast tube and made it stick out into the air stream.
Forum: RV-12 05-03-2017, 08:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,102
Posted By Skunkworks
Cool Try Skwoosh they did the trick

I had same problem until I purchased the "Skwoosh"
No more fidgeting during flight for me due to discomfort.
I do limit my legs to 2.5 hours but it is not due to being uncomfortable in the...
Forum: RV-12 01-16-2017, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,162
Posted By Skunkworks
If considering Skyview hold until HDX is available.

If you are planning to install Skyview would wait for HDX availability.
Forum: RV-12 01-06-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,171
Posted By Skunkworks
Thumbs up Modify Blast Tube Ducati has been good for 400 hours and counting

When my first Ducati went at 207 hours I modified the blast tube so it stuck out a bit and shaped to look like the tip of a spoon scooping some of the cool air passing by and blast it over the...
Forum: RV-12 12-29-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,686
Posted By Skunkworks
Christmas Day 2016 with special flight instructor onboard giving me pointers

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/84045440/20161225rodolf.jpg
Forum: RV-12 12-22-2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,655
Posted By Skunkworks
Thumbs up 600hrs Honeywell Oil Pressure Sensor Started Fluctuating

After 600 hours Jane's Honeywell oil pressure sensor started fluctuating after takeoff on our way home a few weeks back. It was going high and low but never in the red. However, it was only doing...
Forum: RV-12 12-11-2016, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,390
Posted By Skunkworks
Check these two threads from the past that tackle this problem

Check these two threads on the subject
I use these when the high for the day is below 40 degrees.
Between seasons I use the oil cooler cover only and may put it on in the morning and after breakfast...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2016, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,946
Posted By Skunkworks
8 Year old Rotax 912 which had the weaker spring

Governor's Rotax 912 is 8 years old he cannibalized from another aircraft.
So unfortunately the 912 had the weaker spring in the sprag clutch.
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2016, 01:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,946
Posted By Skunkworks
Sprag Clutch replacement

The Governor has a bad sprag clutch and needed some help.
Step 1 took three of us 6 seconds to remove Rotax 912 from the Governor's RV-12 to gain access to the sprag clutch.
See Video...
Forum: RV-12 10-13-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,663
Posted By Skunkworks
Dave's Corinthian Leather seats.

Dave's Corinthian Leather seats.
Dave asked me to post these...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2016, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,713
Posted By Skunkworks
RV-12 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM w/D180 conversion cables to support Skyview and AP Knobs

RV-12 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (Finish Kit Shipped prior to 08-25-11) 03-22-12 w 8-31-14 AP-KNOB MOD
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/84045440/DynonSkyviewKnobs.JPG

Be sure to download the diagram and...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,857
Posted By Skunkworks
RV-12 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM w/D180 to Skyview Conversion only no KNOBS

RV-12 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (Finish Kit Shipped prior to 08-25-11) 03-22-12
Link to...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,857
Posted By Skunkworks
RV-12 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM w/D180 conversion cables to support Skyview and AP Knobs

RV-12 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (Finish Kit Shipped prior to 08-25-11) 03-22-12 w 8-31-14 AP-KNOB MOD
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/84045440/DynonSkyviewKnobs.JPG

This diagram should help you with...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,721
Posted By Skunkworks
Had same problem, just muscle it down

Had same problem, had to pull it out and it took two of us to muscle it down using a vise.
Forum: RV-12 05-12-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,699
Posted By Skunkworks
Cool Jane's Turn - Found cracks

Jane is the name I gave my RV-12. Since she reminds me of the George Jetsons flying machine. Well Jane got the case of the cracks.
The first photo is what got our attention. It looked like a very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 69,149
Posted By Skunkworks
Pic of one of the many corn mazes that are...

Pic of one of the many corn mazes that are created in the Lehigh Valley.
This one is at Seiple Farms Family Owned.
Happened to pass over it on my way to Cherry Ridge Airport Restaurant one morning....
Forum: Northeast 09-15-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,803
Posted By Skunkworks
Smile Lobster Fly-In @ KBST Flotilla of Aircraft from Philadephia area

We have a flotilla of aircraft planning to come to the Lobster Fly-in @ KBST from the Philadelphia area. Many are planning on leaving on Friday Morning and a few on Saturday. All are looking forward...
Forum: ADS-B 07-13-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,793
Posted By Skunkworks
Exclamation TFR indicating active when it was not active, is this an FAA issue with the ADS-B

Sunday went out flying when suddenly the ADS-B rec’d information that there was an active TFR and it painted immeadiatly on my screen. As soon as I saw it I was looking around for the F-16...
Forum: RV-12 06-08-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,426
Posted By Skunkworks
Gleaned this from the Dynon Skyview Pilot Guide...

Gleaned this from the Dynon Skyview Pilot Guide pg 7-50, maybe this is the problem.

"Lastly, to allow SkyView to receive flight plans from a connected ForeFlight app, confirm that “Allow Incoming...
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,426
Posted By Skunkworks
I used the usb port on the back of the unit...

I used the usb port on the back of the unit without the dongle.
Nothing special to configure just need to connect to Skyview wireless.
Then able to download or upload flight plans between Skyview and...
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2015, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,426
Posted By Skunkworks
Alex, yes that is my friend whom was watching out...

Alex, yes that is my friend whom was watching out for me that day. Was staying a few miles off to my left. We had 4 aircraft flying home at the time. We were all on the radio chatting and watching...
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,426
Posted By Skunkworks
Cool Look ma, no hands!

RV-12 with Dynon Skyview glass panel wireless enabled and iPad Mini running ForeFlight:cool:.

Used my iPad Mini to make a course correction to an active flight plan using ForeFlight.
Using...
Forum: RV-12 05-06-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,639
Posted By Skunkworks
RV-12 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (Finish Kit Shipped prior to 08-25-11) 03-22-12 w 8-31-14 AP

Link below to PDF version of RV-12 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM (Finish Kit Shipped prior to 08-25-11) 03-22-12 with 8-31-14 AP-KNOB MOD, Look Bottom Right for the addition of the A/P knob
Click here for PDF...
Forum: RV-12 05-06-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,639
Posted By Skunkworks
Lightbulb What wiring harness do you have? The conversion ones from D180 to Skyview?

Don, I noticed your S/N being 461 do you have the conversion harnesses for D180 to Skyview? If so I have a modified diagram of what I did to add the AP.
Forum: RV-12 05-06-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,134
Posted By Skunkworks
Cool First Fly-MOB and we MOB'd the place

Click pic below for short video of the Fly-MOB event at N30 Cherry Ridge Airport Restaurant
The question is where will the next Fly-MOB event occur?
Maybe in a neighborhood near you!:D...
Forum: RV-12 04-30-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,134
Posted By Skunkworks
Cherry Ridge Airport Restaurant

Link to their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cherry-Ridge-Airport-Restaurant/922500281104171)
Web site with menu...
Forum: RV-12 04-30-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,134
Posted By Skunkworks
Cool FLY-MOB N30 Cherry Ridge this Sunday 3-May 10am Breakfast lets MOB the place

Calling all VAF flyers in the area for a Fly-MOB :cool: into Cherry Ridge for Breakfast this Sunday 3-May 10am. Honesdale, PA
Weather is looking "Cherry" for a Cherry Ridge Breakfast.
Don't miss...
Forum: RV-12 03-15-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,532
Posted By Skunkworks
Butter Valley Runway Grill Saturday, March 28 Openning Day

Butter Valley Runway Grill
Saturday, March 28 at 9:00am
Forum: RV-12 03-15-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,532
Posted By Skunkworks
Looking Back @ Winter 2015 Looking Foward to Spring 2015

Looking Back @ Winter 2015
Click here for Looking Back Video (https://youtu.be/OpTUwjuJpBA)
https://db.tt/Qywwna2N
Clear the hangar doors! (https://youtu.be/RQBIatEqazM)
https://db.tt/IG01LVk2
Late...
Forum: RV-12 03-02-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,082
Posted By Skunkworks
Talking Fly It Like you Stole It!

Dave, it was a pleasure to fly your machine.
Looking forward to the ferry flight to N25DV's new home.
:eek:
Here is a short video Scott took of the flight, you can see Al turned on the smoke. ...
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,733
Posted By Skunkworks
Smile Thought I would post a couple of short videos of...

Thought I would post a couple of short videos of our Trip to Cherry Ridge with Brent.
I am not as quick to produce or as polished as Brent's production but it does have in parts a different...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,733
Posted By Skunkworks
Thumbs up Here are some images from...

Here are some images from N470MB

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/84045440/DSC_3256sm.jpg
Down Wind at Cherry Ridge...
Forum: RV-12 06-01-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,420
Posted By Skunkworks
Found them at omega.com.

:)http://www.omega.com/pptst/TL-10.html
Forum: RV-12 11-18-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,436
Posted By Skunkworks
Here are pics of Dave12's...

Here are pics of Dave12's installation.

https://db.tt/j3nUf5AH

https://db.tt/y18ajrmX

Will have to get some pics of our install that we are experimenting with in the baggage compartment.
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,300
Posted By Skunkworks
I had one side powder coated

We have a local guy that does this out of his home.
I asked him not to do the backside or the edges.
Keeping the edges clean allowed the pieces to fit together properly.
He plugged all the holes and...
Forum: RV-12 10-28-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By Skunkworks
Smile Where to find Van's documentation

Van's site documentation can be found if you go to:
http://www.vansaircraft.com

-Go to Support - Service Information / Revisions
-Pick specific model
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 20,777
Posted By Skunkworks
Spotted that RV-12 with smoke again!

RV-12 with smoke spotted over Marsh Creek State...
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,603
Posted By Skunkworks
Question What happens to the resale value/ability when you do EAB

When you go to sell an ELSA RV-12 you have a fully engineered and documented build. The new owner can do his own annual inspection just by attending a 16 hour course. These two items add resale...
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By Skunkworks
Thumbs up Yes, you can!

PIC below of RV-12 in basement with gear and wings on.
https://db.tt/qaAa9Kmq
View from other side, wing went into an adjacent room, made it by 1" on each side.
https://db.tt/5ZZUm9eu
Had to remove...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-17-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,285
Posted By Skunkworks
7.0 I like

7.0 I like
http://db.tt/PTfvxB0T
Forum: RV-12 06-26-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,353
Posted By Skunkworks
Must have GPS 0 source selected

Jetguy has it, must have the GPS 0 source selected.

I had the same problem when I first started using my Skyview.
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2013, 05:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,018
Posted By Skunkworks
Pancake Breakfast's 2013

Attended my first pancake breakfast flying in my own RV-12 N470MB into Gettysburg Regional Airport W05 1-June-2013. Followed my friends Dave in an RV-12 and Scott in an RV-8 from Heritage Field...
Forum: RV-12 03-15-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 66,311
Posted By Skunkworks
http://db.tt/7NAIXEKq 1st Flight 10-Mar-2013 over...

http://db.tt/7NAIXEKq
1st Flight 10-Mar-2013 over KPTW Heritage Field
Forum: RV-12 03-10-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 214,206
Posted By Skunkworks
N470MB First Flight 10-Mar-2013

First flight of N470MB was performed by Test Pilot Dave12.
Dave reported slight left wing heavy, high idle which made landing a little more interesting. Also reported low static rpm.
Thank you...
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,623
Posted By Skunkworks
Additional PICS of N470MB

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/84045440/DSCN0234sm.jpg

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/84045440/DSCN0235sm.jpg
Forum: RV-12 02-23-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,623
Posted By Skunkworks
Found the cowl plugs at Bruce's Custom Covers in...

Found the cowl plugs at Bruce's Custom Covers in Sunnyvale, Ca.

https://www.aircraftcovers.com/general-aviation-models/vans-aircraft/rv-12
Forum: RV-12 02-22-2013, 01:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,623
Posted By Skunkworks
Another RV-12 @ KPTW Airworthiness Certificate Issued

Just rec'd Airworthiness Certificate for N470MB ELSA
Time to fly this bitch!
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/84045440/DSCN0293sm.jpg
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,744
Posted By Skunkworks
Transition/Bi-Annual Training in Dallas - Was all about having FUN

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/84045440/JETGUYSKUNKWORKS.jpg

I have the Pre-RV :) grin again seems to happen everytime I fly in an RV-12. Had the opportunity to fly with John Albury, AKA Jetguy for...
Forum: RV-12 11-18-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,787
Posted By Skunkworks
Smile Pre-RV Grin First RV-12 Flight

:) Had the opportunity to take a ride in a RV-12 N25DV with Dave Valcik to a breakfast fly-in at N40 Sky Manor, Pittstown, NJ. This was my first flight in an RV-12 and the view was spectacular. ...
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 106,986
Posted By Skunkworks
Van's Cooling Shroud Mod 11-19-2010

Not sure if eveyone has see this document on modifying the cooling shroud.
Our build, the shroud seemed to be already modified. We were able to reach the engine mount allen screw in the upper left...
Forum: RV-12 06-16-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,744
Posted By Skunkworks
Thumbs up Neato kabeedo!

Dave, you and John look like brothers.
Good to hear your transition training is going well.
Look forward to seeing your photos and some video of the experience.
Sounds like you are having too much...
Forum: RV-12 06-14-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 106,986
Posted By Skunkworks
Found Hex Ball End Socket and Socket-Knuckle does the job

Able to access upper left engine mount cap screw
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii586/Skunkworks470/DSC_4179.jpg
http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii586/Skunkworks470/DSC_4178.jpg
Forum: RV-12 06-12-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,430
Posted By Skunkworks
Dave's project is on the fastest track, my...

Dave's project is on the fastest track, my brother and I work on this build on the weekends only. We started Jan 2011 in my basement, moved out in March 2012 to garage to mount the rotax and in June...
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,895
Posted By Skunkworks
Design Work done by Stephen and Sadie is something

Hey Dave I saw that design work your son Stephen and future daughter-in-law Sadie did, it is pretty cool:cool:. I saw where they had applied it to the skin of an RV-12 in a picture of one in acutal...
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