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Forum: RV-12 07-23-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,213
Posted By WayneJ
Heat soak

Jim,

That's exactly what they are dealing with and the reason for the louvers on top of the cowl. Scott said there is no problem with heat during flight but after shutdown on a hot day the temps...
Forum: RV-12 07-23-2017, 10:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,213
Posted By WayneJ
Thanks to Van's, and more questions

When Tony and I flew to Aurora Friday we didn't expect to see the new RV-12iS. We assumed it would be gone to Oshkosh. To our surprise when we taxed up and parked, there it was in the hangar! We were...
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,257
Posted By WayneJ
I agree with Lee, there seems to be some...

I agree with Lee, there seems to be some misunderstanding of our problem. I'll try again to explain what I think is going on.

I believe these struts are meant to function in 2 ways:
One, they...
Forum: RV-12 04-07-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,257
Posted By WayneJ
Improved (?) struts

I too have installed the new metal ended struts. Not because the old ones were performing badly, but because I worried about the plastic ends breaking. I agree with Lee that the new ones don't...
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,928
Posted By WayneJ
tubing routing

With the wing upside down on a bench, I threaded a stiff wire from the wing root thru the J-channel to the AOA port bay. Attached the tube to the wire and pulled it back thru to the wing root end per...
Forum: RV-12 01-31-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,084
Posted By WayneJ
Exhaust springs, RTV & safety wire

Roger and Scott,

Good info in the discussion about springs etc. As I am finishing up my RV-12, this is a subject that has now come up for me. I am wondering what the current thinking is on the...
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,215
Posted By WayneJ
I encountered the same thing yesterday myself....

I encountered the same thing yesterday myself. Like you, I checked and verified that I had installed the correct nut plates. I suspect there has been a recent change or maybe a mistake/typo in the...
Forum: RV-12 08-29-2013, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,010
Posted By WayneJ
I learned the powder cure temperature is 400F for...

I learned the powder cure temperature is 400F for 20-22 minutes. Could that damage 6061-T6 or 2024-T3? I'm concerned about both distortion and metallurgical damage.
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,010
Posted By WayneJ
Powder Coating

Has anyone powder coated interior parts? I am planning to paint all the visible interior parts not covered with upholstery but thought powder coat might be a good option.
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,598
Posted By WayneJ
I absolutely use a respirator when painting. My...

I absolutely use a respirator when painting. My problem is during the drying and curing phase, the parts emit odors that hang around the shop for hours, even if I do the painting outside then bring...
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,598
Posted By WayneJ
Interior painting dilemma

So I made the decision to not prime except where necessary. This is because I hate to paint, mostly because of the odor, but also for all the other reasons discussed in depth here. Now I am working...
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,102
Posted By WayneJ
Riveting advise please

Just finished the inventory and parts organization/storage of my fuse kit. Things are looking a little more complex here than with the empennage and wings. The number of nut plates and solid rivets...
Forum: RV-12 06-19-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By WayneJ
Talking Problem solved.

I called Van's and talked to Gus. He suggested something I had not thought of. Run a #30 drill through the hole to open it up a little. This gives just enough clearance to put the rivet in at a...
Forum: RV-12 06-19-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By WayneJ
Tried that

Thanks for the reply mac but I tried that. I should have mentioned it in my post. (The first try was with a pneumatic squeezer) As I was slowly squeezing by hand, the rivet expanded and stuck in the...
Forum: RV-12 06-19-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By WayneJ
Question 18-06 step 2, Flaperon skin to rib rivet interference

Hello,

I'm starting to rivet the skins to my flaperons and am having a rivet to rivet interference problem. This problem only effects the rivets nearest the trailing edge. After having installed a...
Forum: RV-12 07-08-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,357
Posted By WayneJ
Fuselage frames not flat

I am starting my tailcone. On page 10-02 when clecoing the frames together they don't lay flat on the bench. If a straight edge is layed across the entire frame, the inner edge of the frame face is...
Forum: RV-12 06-02-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,374
Posted By WayneJ
Machine c'sink in thin material

I have finally started my -12 kit and ran into my first problem already.

On page 06-04, step 2 where it says to machine c'sink the six #40 holes. This seems to be counter to what Van's says on page...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,057
Posted By WayneJ
Question New -12 builder needs advice.

After many years of contemplation I finally called Van's last week and ordered the empennage and wing kits for my RV-12. I have my shop ready to go but still need to get the tools required for the...
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