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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 437
Posted By rv9builder
Have you considered hanging the wings from the...

Have you considered hanging the wings from the ceiling in your garage?
Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 678
Posted By rv9builder
I had the same question about the parts in the...

I had the same question about the parts in the pre-built fuselage center section. Tech support told me the anodized parts were OK to use in the condition we received them.

Having read Section 5, I...
Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 10:41 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 24,774
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Ben and Jim. I appreciate your...

Thanks, Ben and Jim. I appreciate your suggestions!
Forum: RV-12 04-16-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 24,774
Posted By rv9builder
Removing rivet stems

Has anyone found an easy way to remove the rivet stems after drilling out the rivets for the service bulletin? Amazon.com has several magnetic pickup tools that look like they might be helpful. Has...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-14-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By rv9builder
Van built an RV-12 from an early kit and licensed...

Van built an RV-12 from an early kit and licensed it E/AB, but it is powered by a Rotax. You can read about it in several of the archived issues of the RVator on Van's website. The completed plane is...
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 24,774
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Rich, Yes, Iíve heard of it being a problem...

Hi Rich,

Yes, Iíve heard of it being a problem with some PA-28s. Hereís a very sad news story and a video that shows how badly aluminum and steel corrosion can...
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 359
Posted By rv9builder
Sections 31B and 42F on my CD aren't searchable...

Sections 31B and 42F on my CD aren't searchable either.
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 24,774
Posted By rv9builder
Tom, Read post #1, 2 and 4 in this thread. I...

Tom,

Read post #1, 2 and 4 in this thread. I think it will answer your question.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=157967
Forum: RV-12 03-26-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By rv9builder
Itís not a service bulletin. F-01204J is one of...

Itís not a service bulletin. F-01204J is one of the parts used in the center section of the new iS fuselage. This particular part isn't found in the original RV-12 fuselage.

F-01204J is a part...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for the info! Mark

Thanks for the info!

Mark
Forum: RV-12 03-25-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 673
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for the heads-up!

Thanks for the heads-up!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 658
Posted By rv9builder
Noise-Cancelling Headphones for the Shop

Has anyone used wireless noise-cancelling headphones to listen to music in the shop? Did they block out background sounds from compressors, drills, and die grinders?

On the other hand, maybe not...
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 733
Posted By rv9builder
Most of them are left open, but not all. See post...

Most of them are left open, but not all. See post 16 of this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=158293
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,432
Posted By rv9builder
I had the same problem in Southern California...

I had the same problem in Southern California when I built my workbench a few years ago. The wood I found at a lumber yard was better than the stuff at the big-box stores, but it still wasn't very...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By rv9builder
I was referring to builders who are ordering a...

I was referring to builders who are ordering a fuselage for the first time, not someone who already has the original fuselage.

I agree that if you already have the original fuselage and you're now...
Forum: RV-12 03-15-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,122
Posted By rv9builder
I've wondered about that myself. Obviously, a new...

I've wondered about that myself. Obviously, a new fuselage with a 912 iS is an RV-12 iS, but what do you call an RV-12 iS fuselage with a 912 ULS engine?

Pretty small problem in the scheme of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By rv9builder
AN bolt question

Is there a limit to the number of times an AN bolt (especially an AN-3) can be re-torqued and reused? Is there a way to tell if an AN bolt (that hasn't snapped into two pieces) has ever been...
Forum: RV-12 03-09-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By rv9builder
Brendan, Check out this thread, especially post...

Brendan,

Check out this thread, especially post #5 and 7. Scott explains how to determine the correct length for LP4 rivets.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=117049
Forum: RV-12 03-08-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By rv9builder
From Van's online catalog: Fuel Pump RV-12...

From Van's online catalog:

Fuel Pump RV-12 ONLY
Part Number = ES 40105
Price = $44.00
Forum: RV-12 03-07-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,658
Posted By rv9builder
Yes, Vanís considered a fixed-pitch prop during...

Yes, Vanís considered a fixed-pitch prop during RV-12 development. If I remember correctly, they decided to go with an adjustable prop so builders can fine-tune the prop to their specifications. If...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 26,721
Posted By rv9builder
Looks great! Very nice color and scheme!

Looks great! Very nice color and scheme!
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By rv9builder
Not a big deal either way, but Iíd leave all the...

Not a big deal either way, but Iíd leave all the RV-12s in the same forum. Looking at the entire airplane, not just the fuselage, there are a lot of parts in common between the two models. To me,...
Forum: RV-12 03-02-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,605
Posted By rv9builder
Interesting observation, David. I studied page...

Interesting observation, David. I studied page 23iS/U07 and 23iS/U10 and they donít seem to be saying the same thing. On page 10, it definitely looks like you shouldnít rivet those holes. However, on...
Forum: Polishing your RV 02-26-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,729
Posted By rv9builder
Did you notice a big difference in the end result...

Did you notice a big difference in the end result with the cyclo vs. California Custom?
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,990
Posted By rv9builder
I built mine per the plans. I also thought it...

I built mine per the plans. I also thought it seemed a little unusual to have the flanges facing different directions, but I figured the designer had a good reason for doing it that way. Anybody know...
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,990
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Steve!

Thanks, Steve!
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,990
Posted By rv9builder
Looks good! I haven't received my SB-18-02-02...

Looks good! I haven't received my SB-18-02-02 parts yet. Do the HS-01231C Stabilator Hinge Gussets just go on top of the stabilator, as seen in the photo, or are there two additional gussets on the...
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 24,774
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Scott, You are correct that S.B. 18-02-03...

Hi Scott,

You are correct that S.B. 18-02-03 says you only need to install the HS-1226A and HS-1226B doublers if cracks are found. But since weíre taking apart the anti-servo tabs anyway to install...
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Bob, My longerons were pre-bent, but not...

Hi Bob,

My longerons were pre-bent, but not pre-twisted. They are curved, but lie flat, so I'll have to do steps 2 and 3. I was disappointed they weren't pre-twisted, too!
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 26,721
Posted By rv9builder
Very niceógreat color!

Very niceógreat color!
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,415
Posted By rv9builder
If Iím reading the service bulletin correctly,...

If Iím reading the service bulletin correctly, itís interesting that doublers are only required if the AST skin is cracked. If the skin isnít cracked, it looks like the HS-1230 replacement ribs will...
Forum: RV-12 02-15-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By rv9builder
It is important if you're building an iS...

It is important if you're building an iS fuselage. The hole is where the fuel drain goes. My guess is that they will have some sort of retrofit kit to add an inspection hole and cover to Generation 1...
Forum: RV-12 02-14-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for posting. Looks good!

Thanks for posting. Looks good!
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,444
Posted By rv9builder
I wonder how much weight the top tiedown(s) can...

I wonder how much weight the top tiedown(s) can support?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,547
Posted By rv9builder
It is if the plane is an SLSA.

It is if the plane is an SLSA.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 725
Posted By rv9builder
Kitplanes magazine ran an article last June that...

Kitplanes magazine ran an article last June that said the fine print on the Bonderite container labels says ďBonderite C-IC 33 Aero Acid Deoxidizer is known as AlumiPrep 33,Ē and ďBonderite M-CR...
Forum: RV-12 01-30-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By rv9builder
Take a look at pages 29iS/U-10 and 11 from the...

Take a look at pages 29iS/U-10 and 11 from the RV-12iS fuselage plans. They show how and where the egress handle attaches to the upper forward fuselage skin. It isnít complicated, but youíll have to...
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,690
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Mike!

Thanks, Mike!
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-26-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,665
Posted By rv9builder
I've used it. It doesn't stick like a 2-part...

I've used it. It doesn't stick like a 2-part epoxy, but it seems to work OK. Next time I need to prime some parts, I may use it again, or I might try SEM rattle can primer.
Forum: RV-12 01-25-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,690
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for posting the link, David! Looks like a...

Thanks for posting the link, David! Looks like a great tip. Is there a place on Van's website where videos like this are posted?
Forum: RV-12 01-22-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,461
Posted By rv9builder
Lane Community College Aviation Academy has an...

Lane Community College Aviation Academy has an RV-12. Synergy Air, where they make the ELSA RV-12s is also in Eugene.
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,118
Posted By rv9builder
Don, I assume you're selling the one you built....

Don, I assume you're selling the one you built. Don't you want to fly it before you sell it? There also might be more interest in it if it was out of Phase I.
Forum: RV-12 01-04-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,841
Posted By rv9builder
Nice chart, Carl! It all seems so simple when you...

Nice chart, Carl! It all seems so simple when you see it organized like that. Proof that a picture is worth a thousand words!
Forum: RV-12 12-20-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,620
Posted By rv9builder
Has anybody tried 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive or...

Has anybody tried 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive or something similar?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-16-7-oz-Super-77-Spray-Adhesive-77-24VOC30/301619194#product_description
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,759
Posted By rv9builder
Maybe say "larger interior"? I like what you...

Maybe say "larger interior"?

I like what you didóvery clever!
Forum: RV-12 12-11-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,715
Posted By rv9builder
Is there enough room to remove it with an angle...

Is there enough room to remove it with an angle drill and a very short bit?

Plan B: If you put the manufactured head aft, could you carefully bend the baggage floors down to provide enough room for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 14,558
Posted By rv9builder
When I do the initial kit inventory, I usually...

When I do the initial kit inventory, I usually write what's inside the brown paper bags on the outside of the bag before I staple them shut again.

After I open the small clear bags and use a few...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,438
Posted By rv9builder
So sorry this happened. Now I understand why you...

So sorry this happened. Now I understand why you were saying in another thread that you only use 100LL. I wonder if the mogas we have in California is barely up to Rotax minimums. Here in the LA...
Forum: RV-12 11-30-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,438
Posted By rv9builder
Jim, What happened at 47 hours? It wasn't covered...

Jim, What happened at 47 hours? It wasn't covered under warranty?
Forum: RV-12 11-30-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,670
Posted By rv9builder
I ordered mine on July 25, and they gave me an...

I ordered mine on July 25, and they gave me an approximate crating date of November 13. I thought the date would probably slip when I ordered it, but Van's was right on time! The kit was delivered a...
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2017, 09:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,267
Posted By rv9builder
Bob, Is this the service bulletin you're...

Bob, Is this the service bulletin you're referring to?

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/sb12-11-09-Addendum.pdf

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By rv9builder
Two possibilities:...

Two possibilities:

https://www.westsystem.com/501-white-pigment

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cmpages/epoxyPigments.php?clickkey=3581
Forum: RV-12 11-22-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,919
Posted By rv9builder
Paul, Very niceóthe plane and the video! You did...

Paul,
Very niceóthe plane and the video! You did an excellent job of capturing the experience of building your own plane!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,058
Posted By rv9builder
I had a very early 9/9A kit. If I remember...

I had a very early 9/9A kit. If I remember correctly, no mention was made in the plans to use ProSeal or tape on the trailing edges. I used lots of weight (sandbags) and clecoes to hold everything in...
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,658
Posted By rv9builder
Which Rotax engine for your RV-12iS fuselage?

I received a notice from Vanís saying they need to know what engine Iíll be using before they ship my RV-12iS fuselage kit. Iím still on the fence on this. I like that the 912iS has fuel injection...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,245
Posted By rv9builder
All AN hardware is included in the kit. Unless...

All AN hardware is included in the kit. Unless you lose something, you shouldnít need to buy extra. That said, I have some extra bolts in the more common sizes that I sometimes use for test fitting,...
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,272
Posted By rv9builder
Deburring holes can be tedious, but goes fairly...

Deburring holes can be tedious, but goes fairly quickly. What drives me crazy is deburring all the tight spaces between flanges on ribs and bulkheads.
Forum: RV-12 10-23-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 544
Posted By rv9builder
F-1270 Fuselage Side Skins Length

Does anybody know how long the forward-fuselage F-1270 side skins are from the firewall back to the aft end of the skin (not counting the little triangular section that gets removed after...
Forum: RV-12 10-22-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,004
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations! Post a photo if you can!

Congratulations! Post a photo if you can!
Forum: Reviews 10-19-2017, 03:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By rv9builder
I found something similar at Aircraft Spruce. It...

I found something similar at Aircraft Spruce. It also works great!

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/cangun.php
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,806
Posted By rv9builder
Make sure it doesnít extend more than 1 inch or...

Make sure it doesnít extend more than 1 inch or you can break the Main Squeeze. :eek:
Fortunately, Cleaveland was able to fix mine! :o

There are some instructions in a PDF file on the Cleaveland...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,806
Posted By rv9builder
Mine feels pretty similar to what you're...

Mine feels pretty similar to what you're describing, so I don't think yours is defective. Work with it a bit longer and you'll get used to it. If you've ever tried to set 1/8-inch rivets with any...
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