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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-25-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By jrtens
If you have the 912iS, it has two generators. In...

If you have the 912iS, it has two generators. In order to get generator B to power the main bus you must increase the RPM to 2500 for 5 seconds. When that happens you will notice the amps increase...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,723
Posted By jrtens
And now.... the simpler...

And now.... the simpler solution.

https://i.postimg.cc/ZRQXkXyg/step-stool.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

Sorry, couldn't resist. :D
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-28-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,813
Posted By jrtens
Venting after flight SOP for me.:)

Venting after flight SOP for me.:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By jrtens
Note also that the Rotax engine requires...

Note also that the Rotax engine requires inspection at 100 hours or 12 months, whichever comes first. So you could have a situation where the aircraft and engine condition inspections do not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By jrtens
You are correct. The previous logbook entry is...

You are correct. The previous logbook entry is not correct.
Although an AD is not precluded on an SLSA, it is not common. Safety issues are addressed by the manufacturer with Safety Directives and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By jrtens
John, if you haven't completed Van's SB 19-08-16,...

John, if you haven't completed Van's SB 19-08-16, you might want to start with that.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/?aircraft=rv-12is&doctype=all
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By jrtens
Depends which motor the OP has. The 912iS has...

Depends which motor the OP has. The 912iS has two generators with plenty of capacity.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,097
Posted By jrtens
I hate it when that happens. :)

I hate it when that happens. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By jrtens
I used that guide as well - very...

I used that guide as well - very helpful!

https://www.dynonavionics.com/skyview-documentation.php
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By jrtens
Just checked the ULS Heavy manual. It's the...

Just checked the ULS Heavy manual. It's the same.

reference page 20, section 71-00-00 (Oct 01/2010)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-12-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,944
Posted By jrtens
Interestingly Rotax uses the 3/4 turn method and...

Interestingly Rotax uses the 3/4 turn method and there is no safety wire. I make a point to check the mark before each flight. ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By jrtens
I don't have the ULS manual but the 912iS Heavy...

I don't have the ULS manual but the 912iS Heavy MM has a reference of 40Nm or 29.5 ft-lbs on page 24 of section 71-00-00 (July 01/2012).


https://i.postimg.cc/wT7mKnp1/eng-mount.jpg...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,771
Posted By jrtens
Thumbs up Glad you have it working again. :) Have fun...

Glad you have it working again. :) Have fun flying now!
Forum: Formation Flying 04-04-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By jrtens
Thumbs up Looking very nice!!!!

Looking very nice!!!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,398
Posted By jrtens
I agree. Except for looks, the wheel fairings...

I agree. Except for looks, the wheel fairings don't do much for you on most flights. So I think it is far more important to have access for inspecting your wheels, brakes and tires before each...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-21-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,291
Posted By jrtens
You may be able to turn it off in the Setup Menu.

You may be able to turn it off in the Setup Menu.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,771
Posted By jrtens
I see them with the Chrome browser but not the...

I see them with the Chrome browser but not the Edge browser.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,599
Posted By jrtens
Definitely go with two. The wig wag is your best...

Definitely go with two. The wig wag is your best anti-collision device.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,946
Posted By jrtens
Be very careful using jack pads - especially with...

Be very careful using jack pads - especially with one wing and no tail stand. They have a nasty proclivity to slip off the jack and then you have a big hole in your wing. You might consider placing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 862
Posted By jrtens
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgym2VmQBF8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgym2VmQBF8
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,819
Posted By jrtens
Yeah - same with the 12 except we bring the flaps...

Yeah - same with the 12 except we bring the flaps all the way up.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,819
Posted By jrtens
Touch and goes are pretty easy in the 12. Just...

Touch and goes are pretty easy in the 12. Just bring up the flaps and you are ready to go. Saves time - saves gas - saves brakes. :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-19-2020, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,383
Posted By jrtens
I use varying amounts (depending on the air temp)...

I use varying amounts (depending on the air temp) of hi temp foil tape on the oil cooler to get the oil temp I want. This works on mine because it is a constant flow (no thermostat) - not sure what...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 26,023
Posted By jrtens
It's a good question - probably only Vans can...

It's a good question - probably only Vans can answer that.

One other thing to note though is that in the continued airworthiness section of the Maintenance Manual is states

"The owner/operator of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 26,023
Posted By jrtens
That's true for certificated aircraft but not...

That's true for certificated aircraft but not SLSA.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.327
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,999
Posted By jrtens
Just roll the tire up on a 2X4 then you will have...

Just roll the tire up on a 2X4 then you will have more room. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,704
Posted By jrtens
If you think an LLC will protect your assets, you...

If you think an LLC will protect your assets, you should speak to an aviation attorney. Hint - it won't.

https://www.perkinsthompson.com/hidden-risks-of-personal-liability-for-llc-owners/

You need...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-28-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,398
Posted By jrtens
Page 3-15 of the current MM has a diagram of the...

Page 3-15 of the current MM has a diagram of the measuring device and its use.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-27-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By jrtens
The KAI says fuel tank sealant. MM recommends...

The KAI says fuel tank sealant. MM recommends MC-236-B1/2 or MC-236-B2.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,306
Posted By jrtens
Maybe try calling maintenance at Pompano Beach...

Maybe try calling maintenance at Pompano Beach Airpark?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-25-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,070
Posted By jrtens
I carry a small hatchet behind the...

I carry a small hatchet behind the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By jrtens
Yep. https://www.skygeek.com/13412.html

Yep.


https://www.skygeek.com/13412.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 977
Posted By jrtens
This. Just add water. :) ...

This. Just add water. :) ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By jrtens
Sounds like old and new instructions - split the...

Sounds like old and new instructions - split the difference and go with 110. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By jrtens
The 12 uses a MHE51B wheel with 31-18X.875 bolts...

The 12 uses a MHE51B wheel with 31-18X.875 bolts which calls for 120 IN Lbs ref. the table on page 21 of the MATCO instructions provided in the second post.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,538
Posted By jrtens
Beautiful today in Utah - here are the Timpanogos...

Beautiful today in Utah - here are the Timpanogos mountains.

https://i.postimg.cc/RZx7wxVX/Timpanogos-Jan-2020.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By jrtens
Just as a data point, my insurance company lumps...

Just as a data point, my insurance company lumps all Vans tricycle gear airplanes together. So flying an RV-12 might help with your insurance on the RV-10 later.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,441
Posted By jrtens
Google has some text and video that might help....

Google has some text and video that might help. Good...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,408
Posted By jrtens
https://i.postimg.cc/vHSn4rdS/IMG-0040.jpg...

https://i.postimg.cc/vHSn4rdS/IMG-0040.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/sgNbHNC9/IMG-0039.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,493
Posted By jrtens
Are you using a good towbar? That can make a...

Are you using a good towbar? That can make a difference.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pspages/bogibars2.php

Model 4-RVA works well on the 12.

Unfortunately they just raised their prices...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,104
Posted By jrtens
Thumbs up Wow - outstanding pics Carl!

Wow - outstanding pics Carl!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,711
Posted By jrtens
Perspective: People used to say if it ain't...

Perspective: People used to say if it ain't Boeing I ain't going. ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,711
Posted By jrtens
Yes - easily reachable and visible - I usually...

Yes - easily reachable and visible - I usually have the map and traffic up on the right. Two screens are nice if you like to fly from the right seat every so often. Very easy to swap displays...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,711
Posted By jrtens
I played with both and picked the Dynon. I liked...

I played with both and picked the Dynon. I liked the feel of it better. It has more of a shelf on the bottom with the buttons. I also liked that you could use either touch or a button for many of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,080
Posted By jrtens
The nut is correct. The 12 KAI 32 specifies an...

The nut is correct. The 12 KAI 32 specifies an MS21083-N3 which is similar to the AN 364. Saving weight wherever they can. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,624
Posted By jrtens
I'm sure the experts will chime in but it sounds...

I'm sure the experts will chime in but it sounds like it is right where it should be for a run up on the ground.

You won't get to 5500 until you are flying. I think the prop pitch is designed to get...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 108,553
Posted By jrtens
Over Lake Powell

https://i.postimg.cc/FHVPyPVp/lake-powell-nov-19-for-VAF.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

North Lake Powell in southern Utah - too bad I didn't have a photo ship. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-25-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,001
Posted By jrtens
This AC has a lot more...

This AC has a lot more information.

http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgAdvisoryCircular.nsf/0/71ED817A708FC9A986257B13006A55F4?OpenDocument&Highlight=light%20sport%20repairman
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-25-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,001
Posted By jrtens
You may want to reference the FAR before you use...

You may want to reference the FAR before you use that certificate.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/65.107
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,001
Posted By jrtens
There is quite a difference between an E-AB RV-12...

There is quite a difference between an E-AB RV-12 and an ELSA RV-12. Most RV-12s are ELSA. Is that what you mean?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,001
Posted By jrtens
Just to clarify - if you build or buy an RV-12...

Just to clarify - if you build or buy an RV-12 ELSA, you may do any and all maintenance on your plane. You may not however sign off the annual condition inspection unless you have taken the 16 hour...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,613
Posted By jrtens
You may want to take another look. I don't see...

You may want to take another look. I don't see any engine serial numbers listed.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,030
Posted By jrtens
There is a 912iS forum on rotax-owner.com that...

There is a 912iS forum on rotax-owner.com that might be able to help.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,942
Posted By jrtens
Thanks for the report Tony - very helpful. :)

Thanks for the report Tony - very helpful. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,617
Posted By jrtens
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SPJQOO/ref...

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SPJQOO/ref=ox_sc_saved_image_1?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&th=1
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By jrtens
Interior. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/t1ZNg...

Interior.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/t1ZNgCMGrhDBPlphG0tcVwYSsa_7ot4ix-6MPGksC8x2nHa5kVFIeHUxtSal61JupA-TvtLsT8Qy2m1jSH7aQh2fMw06uZ9HeE37XVH-wJgL_m6Ao2cnqW-1AfzL4qzZvaD61szYGP5TGWpUIFu3kxUOXAo...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By jrtens
Smile https://i.postimg.cc/DyvkFVZQ/136TM.jpg...

https://i.postimg.cc/DyvkFVZQ/136TM.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

I picked up #4 on August 26th and it is a beauty. They are taking the time to do it right and meet Vans standards. They hope to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By jrtens
Thumbs up +1 on the Goo Gone

+1 on the Goo Gone
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,328
Posted By jrtens
Try Rainbow. https://rainbowaviation.com/

Try Rainbow.

https://rainbowaviation.com/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,998
Posted By jrtens
They have delivered two and are finishing up #3...

They have delivered two and are finishing up #3 now.

Jon
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