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Forum: RV-12 10-17-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,689
Posted By PilotBrent
I load all the manuals into ForeFlight which...

I load all the manuals into ForeFlight which allows you to organize documents into folders and pulling them up is easy to do (in fact I keep all five the Rotax manuals, Vans/RV-12 MM & POH manuals,...
Forum: RV-12 09-26-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,905
Posted By PilotBrent
His TACH number is 74% of his Hobbs. My...

His TACH number is 74% of his Hobbs. My Hobbs/TACH numbers are 403.7/333.6 i.e. the TACH is 82% of the Hobbs. Probably pretty common ratio with the Skyview/Rotax setup.
Forum: Northeast 09-19-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,450
Posted By PilotBrent
Despite the weather, another extremely well...

Despite the weather, another extremely well organized and great event Governor. Only regret I have is not being able to arrive sooner and stay longer. Bruce and I debriefed our chapter last night...
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,535
Posted By PilotBrent
Where is the obligatory handshake photo with the...

Where is the obligatory handshake photo with the DAR?
Forum: RV-12 09-08-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 27,793
Posted By PilotBrent
Installed EZ Heat system several years ago and it...

Installed EZ Heat system several years ago and it works great (when I remember to put the timer on and run it for several hours). One pad on lower half of oil tank, other one on bottom of block (pad...
Forum: RV-12 08-31-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By PilotBrent
That makes sense if you cannot easily remove the...

That makes sense if you cannot easily remove the top skin. Another reminder for everyone building is to avoid sealing the topskin permanently to the fuse and have your painter remove the screws from...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 102,148
Posted By PilotBrent
These serial adventures from Scott (and of course...

These serial adventures from Scott (and of course Vlad) make the workday shorter and a whole lot more inspiring...keep them coming...
Forum: RV-12 08-29-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,073
Posted By PilotBrent
If you are using the kit obtained from Van's that...

If you are using the kit obtained from Van's that has the pins already on the wires, plug etc...it really isn't difficult to replace the whole thing. Even with loosening a few clamps and sliding...
Forum: RV-12 08-11-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,702
Posted By PilotBrent
Finally completed RV12 trip videos to Oskhosh'17

Dave posted his trip video a number of days ago now, but I finally just got around to finishing my last one. Tried to keep each one under 10 min. (harder than you think) One of my GoPro's actually...
Forum: Northeast 08-09-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By PilotBrent
What do you think Mark? Dave? Its almost the 3rd...

What do you think Mark? Dave? Its almost the 3rd week, according to Vlad we're due for our visit to Cherry Ridge.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,926
Posted By PilotBrent
Excellent write up. A group of us arrived in that...

Excellent write up. A group of us arrived in that flock of aircraft Sat. afternoon maybe 30min ahead of you. Never have seen so many aircraft fighting for space at RIPON before - its amazing there...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,234
Posted By PilotBrent
Agree with that. You eventually train yourself...

Agree with that. You eventually train yourself to know exactly where to look on the screen when you think airspeed, alt or... After several years with the Skyview format, when I sit in front of...
Forum: RV-12 08-04-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,625
Posted By PilotBrent
Scott, FYI, directly from my op/limitations...

Scott, FYI, directly from my op/limitations (issued 12/28/2013) - ELSA.

(10) This aircraft is to be operated under VFR day only.

(11) After completion of phase I flight testing, unless...
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,702
Posted By PilotBrent
It was great meeting you too Scott. I almost...

It was great meeting you too Scott. I almost made it all the way back to NJ without sig. weather. Only had to divert once to wait for better ceilings...but it was the last 50 miles of a 700 mile...
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,702
Posted By PilotBrent
Wonderful job on the video Governor. Watching it...

Wonderful job on the video Governor. Watching it was almost as fun as living the experience! cheers, B.
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,617
Posted By PilotBrent
You can read about the various speeds/altitudes...

You can read about the various speeds/altitudes and prop pitch combinations on here (hotly debated at times). But with wheel pants I consistently see 120-123 kts true at near full throttle/just...
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,890
Posted By PilotBrent
Looks like its going to be a big RV-12 turnout...

Looks like its going to be a big RV-12 turnout this year.
Forum: RV-12 06-29-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,775
Posted By PilotBrent
Maybe there is a another failure causing some of...

Maybe there is a another failure causing some of these reports, but if you search on this site you'll come across instances where adding some or fully switching to 100LL resolves the intermittent low...
Forum: RV-12 06-28-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,775
Posted By PilotBrent
Are you using premium auto gas or 100LL?

Are you using premium auto gas or 100LL?
Forum: RV-12 06-18-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,238
Posted By PilotBrent
Tire observation

Just replaced my original tires at 355 hours. Might still look new for Vlad, but after a couple of rotations, it was time. Both are Aero Classic 5.00-5s from Van's.

The used tire, is actually a...
Forum: RV-12 06-12-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,821
Posted By PilotBrent
Don, suggest you download the most current ROTAX...

Don, suggest you download the most current ROTAX MAINTENANCE MANUAL from the FlyRotax website (you want the Line Maintenance Manual) All the latest ROTAX manuals are available online and should be...
Forum: RV-12 05-26-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,084
Posted By PilotBrent
In addition to the above notes on both the...

In addition to the above notes on both the Maintenance Manual and ROTAX manuals, suggest you go to Van's website and print off all the RV-12 service bulletins... I put them in a separate binder, in...
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,236
Posted By PilotBrent
Vans sells the kit with wiring & pins already...

Vans sells the kit with wiring & pins already attached (and instructions) - can take everything apart, install, make a few changes in Skyview menus in an hour or so if you don't run into snags.
Forum: RV-12 05-01-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,308
Posted By PilotBrent
Check YouTube. More and more videos of folks...

Check YouTube. More and more videos of folks flying into KOSH. Read the NOTAM and the videos make a lot of sense.
Forum: RV-12 05-01-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,292
Posted By PilotBrent
The spade connectors used for many of the sensors...

The spade connectors used for many of the sensors at least on my installation (despite my best attempt) often were not well done. Suspect some of your issues might be addressed by checking all of...
Forum: RV-12 04-19-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By PilotBrent
I have had the same issue. Had not...

I have had the same issue. Had not noticed/smelled fumes in the cockpit.
But during annual last month I found the small plastic vent tube disconnected from the T-connector. Design seems rather...
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,796
Posted By PilotBrent
its just the price thats "huge" ...do think...

its just the price thats "huge" ...do think pre-pump filter is good idea especially since I usually use car gas with portable tanks which likely introduces more than its share of debris.
Forum: RV-12 04-14-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,136
Posted By PilotBrent
Congratulations! Nice to see another classic...

Congratulations! Nice to see another classic handshake picture too.

Its great that the FAA provides that level of service in your area - most of us in the northeast end up paying DARs hundreds of...
Forum: RV-12 04-11-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,911
Posted By PilotBrent
That's because asking us to agree that "a tight...

That's because asking us to agree that "a tight fit is a bad thing" is too easy of a softball to hit. You've got to make it more challenging! :D

If you look around, many RV-12 canopies are not very...
Forum: ADS-B 04-11-2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By PilotBrent
Thanks for follow up Dynon. Clearly a freak...

Thanks for follow up Dynon. Clearly a freak thing. By the looks of it, I was at just the right place at the right time when I pressed the Baro button. Will certainly pay a little more attention to...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-11-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 103,130
Posted By PilotBrent
Jeez, if that's the trophy Jeff hands out, I'll...

Jeez, if that's the trophy Jeff hands out, I'll have to step up and offer rides to him too!. Great to see you both at Sky...
Forum: ADS-B 04-09-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By PilotBrent
Dynon Skyview - erroneous Baro inputs

Purpose of this post is to point out a serious problem with Skyview/autopilot system when erroneous ADS-B input is entered into Skyview. Just posted this on the Dynon support forum but wanted to...
Forum: RV-12 04-05-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,257
Posted By PilotBrent
I replaced the original struts after about 2...

I replaced the original struts after about 2 years of use - actually found the new ones to be a little stiffer than the ones I removed. Rarely if ever let go of the canopy before it fully opens to...
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2017, 08:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,925
Posted By PilotBrent
Not yet...no takers out there. :(

Not yet...no takers out there. :(
Forum: Northeast 03-29-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,920
Posted By PilotBrent
Hoboken is definitely a good choice for someone...

Hoboken is definitely a good choice for someone his age. Another option is Harrison - they are revitalizing the area around the Path Station with newer condos, restaurants, Red Bull soccer...
Forum: RV-12 03-29-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,925
Posted By PilotBrent
NEW Foreflight ver 9.0 has added checklist capability.

In case you haven't noticed, the latest version of ForeFlight (9) was just released and they've also added an electronic checklist option. They provided a few starter lists for various aircraft...
Forum: RV-12 03-26-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,924
Posted By PilotBrent
Well, according to...

Well, according to http://www.hochwarth.com/misc/AviationCalculator.html I was pulling about 0.19491 MACH on my way to breakfast on Saturday in my RV-12. Clearly those thousands of raised pulled...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,418
Posted By PilotBrent
I believe there is, but custom fitting the...

I believe there is, but custom fitting the fairing on your aircraft looks and fits so much better than a generic faring, its really worth doing it per the KIA. When you come across an RV-12 with one...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,723
Posted By PilotBrent
Me too. Works...

Me too. Works great.

http://i63.tinypic.com/24wbp14.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/90viix.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/dfzmvk.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/346126g.jpg
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,798
Posted By PilotBrent
Many of us on occasion have experienced low fuel...

Many of us on occasion have experienced low fuel pressure warnings in the RV12/Rotax which I've seen described as a "Rotax gremlin". I've never had a rough engine in flight, but in warmer months...
Forum: Northeast 03-03-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,920
Posted By PilotBrent
Is it too late to chose another state? ;) p.s....

Is it too late to chose another state? ;)

p.s. most folks move out of NJ once they finish working... kind of tells you something about the taxes & cost of living.
Forum: RV-12 02-28-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,124
Posted By PilotBrent
Many of us cut our RV-12 teeth on JetGuy's plane....

Many of us cut our RV-12 teeth on JetGuy's plane. I think I read a number of months after my training that he needed to replace his nose fork due to cracking (I'm sure a few of my landings...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,242
Posted By PilotBrent
Always appreciate when others post pictures on...

Always appreciate when others post pictures on here so I'll offer a couple as I wrap up my annual. First is the magnetic plug which was last removed about 120 hours ago. (change oil about every...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,397
Posted By PilotBrent
Jean-Pierre, always wondered about calibrating...

Jean-Pierre, always wondered about calibrating the reliability of the Moeller gauge with the actual fuel in the tank. Based on your work, maybe a simple rule of thumb. "If the needle is above 1/2,...
Forum: RV-12 02-02-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,928
Posted By PilotBrent
Excellent offering. Many of us have already...

Excellent offering. Many of us have already installed AOAs on RV-12s. Should be a must add for new builds. Great move Van's!
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,544
Posted By PilotBrent
"I'm not an engineer" but its not about the...

"I'm not an engineer" but its not about the expansion of warm vs. cold oil. Rotax only holds about 3 1/2 total quarts to begin with. More likely, that less sticky, cold oil remains in the crankcase...
Forum: RV-12 01-04-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,544
Posted By PilotBrent
I understand the most accurate oil level is taken...

I understand the most accurate oil level is taken after burping a warm engine. More of the residual oil in the case is pushed into the tank. When cold, some of the oil doesn't get squeezed out of...
Forum: RV-12 12-12-2016, 08:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 16,039
Posted By PilotBrent
Damm...

Keeping the -12 warm in flight is just one of our challenges in winter. Wearing cloth gloves while removing the fuel cap is NOT recommended. Slipped out of my hands on the weekend and added an ugly...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 28,929
Posted By PilotBrent
Tony, your wire bundle/tunnel look amazingly...

Tony, your wire bundle/tunnel look amazingly tidy. Textbook. Thought I did a decent job, but mine looks like a mess beside yours. Well done...as usual.

Your pictures are worth putting into the...
Forum: RV-12 11-18-2016, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,717
Posted By PilotBrent
Scott, I had not seen/noticed these updated pages...

Scott, I had not seen/noticed these updated pages from the KAI pages before and I am really impressed. Color, high res photos are really great - encourage Van's to continue to add these upgrades to...
Forum: RV-12 11-06-2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 62,002
Posted By PilotBrent
http://i67.tinypic.com/9u6ruh.jpg We did some...

http://i67.tinypic.com/9u6ruh.jpg

We did some inflight GoPro videos and formation flying last weekend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI8RClr45fg
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2016, 06:41 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 28,929
Posted By PilotBrent
It was a messy job, but if you tape/drape/cover...

It was a messy job, but if you tape/drape/cover the interior really well, most of the aluminum shavings don't remain in the aircraft...although I'm still removing them from my hair a year...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2016, 07:46 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 33,306
Posted By PilotBrent
http://i63.tinypic.com/rhiaz9.jpg Finally got...

http://i63.tinypic.com/rhiaz9.jpg

Finally got around to installing the canopy latch tab. Hanger neighbor offered to powder coat it - choose a contrasting red color to more easily see it. Did...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By PilotBrent
Once you start shooting flying videos you get...

Once you start shooting flying videos you get hooked you know. Nighttime video with a gopro is not much better than an iPhone in my experience but maybe someone has some tips.

Suggestion if you...
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,308
Posted By PilotBrent
Are those spare fuses on the panel on the upper...

Are those spare fuses on the panel on the upper right side?
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2016, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,099
Posted By PilotBrent
Ahh, so sorry Dave. PITA for sure. What hours...

Ahh, so sorry Dave. PITA for sure. What hours on the Hobbs/TACH? (ie close enough to get the gear box inspected at the same time at least?)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-30-2016, 09:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,915
Posted By PilotBrent
Great trip report - really liked your photos &...

Great trip report - really liked your photos & writeup. We ended up with a great feast back here in NJ with delicious lobsters "air lifted" from Belfast, ME. What a great treat after a wonderful...
Forum: RV-12 09-30-2016, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,572
Posted By PilotBrent
Pine, oak, spruce, I think we need some direction...

Pine, oak, spruce, I think we need some direction on the type of wood to be using for this SB.....
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,868
Posted By PilotBrent
I generally agree with that too. Would add that...

I generally agree with that too. Would add that after putting in the first setting of flaps in the pattern I move the trim to the takeoff position which usually fully removes pressure from the stick...
Forum: Northeast 09-18-2016, 12:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,202
Posted By PilotBrent
Video - Lobster Flyin and my trip from NJ.

Fantastic time. And I haven't even feasted on the lobsters I brought back to NJ for our block party tonight!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpMdySz4eE4
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2016, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,067
Posted By PilotBrent
Scott, thanks for the background. I thought I...

Scott, thanks for the background.

I thought I noticed one of the early S-LSA RV-12s at Oshkosh a couple of years ago that had the screws, holding its upper forward fuse skin, painted over. Not...
Forum: RV-12 09-12-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,286
Posted By PilotBrent
Didn't realize VAF was charging for answers now?...

Didn't realize VAF was charging for answers now? :D
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