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Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,363
Posted By Piper J3
Yes, I've done it several times with 2 gal...

Yes, I've done it several times with 2 gal showing on D-180 cross checked in flight with Moeller float gage in top of tank. I also have sight gage on side of tank and calibrated stick to dip the...
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By Piper J3
Picture shows three of four 12’s at Beach City...

Picture shows three of four 12’s at Beach City this morning for Father's Day fly-in. We got there late (9:30) and had to park out by the road. Probably 100 airplanes showed up. I wish I could have...
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 03:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,170
Posted By Piper J3
I suspect a lot would matter on how current you...

I suspect a lot would matter on how current you are and particularly how current in type. 5 hours is not very much transition time especially for low time pilot.

Also check out FAA Advisory...
Forum: RV-12 06-16-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By Piper J3
To answer your question… once an airplane is...

To answer your question… once an airplane is flying It doesn’t care about wind direction or speed - turbulence becomes the deciding factor. The airplane simply flies within the moving air mass. ...
Forum: RV-12 06-15-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By Piper J3
Weather forecast looks perfect. We might have...

Weather forecast looks perfect. We might have four 12's going - two for sure...
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 103,888
Posted By Piper J3
Diane worked 17 years for Northwest Airlines in...

Diane worked 17 years for Northwest Airlines in reservations – flew all over the world.

When we had our J3-Cub she’d sit in the back seat and hang her legs out the door.

She missed the step...
Forum: ADS-B 06-09-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,290
Posted By Piper J3
You mention common EFIS systems... Is...

You mention common EFIS systems... Is disappearing targets a problem with ForeFlight running on a mini iPad? Does FF have coasting and filtering?
Forum: RV-12 06-08-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Piper J3
Also, shop has to pull transponder and/or EFIS to...

Also, shop has to pull transponder and/or EFIS to get serial number of units for logbook entry and for the avionics shop records...
Forum: RV-12 06-08-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By Piper J3
LIGHT-SPORT AIRCRAFT REPAIRMAN TRAINING...

LIGHT-SPORT AIRCRAFT REPAIRMAN TRAINING PROVIDERS

Look here... https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/gen_av/light_sport/media/RepairmanCourseListings.pdf
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 910
Posted By Piper J3
A VFR transponder check should be ~$125 and...

A VFR transponder check should be ~$125 and accomplished in less than an hour.
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,807
Posted By Piper J3
I think the reference was to lifter bodies...

I think the reference was to lifter bodies pumping up with air if oil not purged correctly. You'd have to draw air into oil pump/pressure galleries.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,580
Posted By Piper J3
echoUAT + skyFYX-EXT Installed in Early RV-12

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1257707&postcount=101
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,285
Posted By Piper J3
Another RV in Ohio. Congratulations... :D

Another RV in Ohio. Congratulations... :D
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By Piper J3
34th Annual Father's Day Fly-in Breakfast at Beach City Airport

Looking to get add'l 12’s to join the Father’s Day breakfast fly-in at Beach City (2D7) in northern Ohio on Sunday June 17. This is the 34th annual Father's Day Fly-in Breakfast at Beach City...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-03-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,791
Posted By Piper J3
Is this airplane painted? Quick build's are...

Is this airplane painted? Quick build's are normally not painted.
Forum: RV-12 06-03-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 463
Posted By Piper J3
Just checked my logbook... I replaced Ducati VR...

Just checked my logbook... I replaced Ducati VR at 108TT with John Deere AM101406 bought for $20.00 w/ free shipping. Installed in same location on shelf under cowling. Now have 340TT with no...
Forum: RV-12 06-03-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By Piper J3
Good catch... I haven't tried actual connection...

Good catch... I haven't tried actual connection to the PC680 through the oil access door. My thinking was to have rather small clamps on the jumper cable for this purpose. Looks like next step is...
Forum: RV-12 06-03-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By Piper J3
I don't think this pack uses cylindrical cells. ...

I don't think this pack uses cylindrical cells. Pretty sure pouch form factor is used. See pic below...
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Forum: RV-12 06-02-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 957
Posted By Piper J3
. His airplane is S-LSA, and as such, he can't...

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His airplane is S-LSA, and as such, he can't deviate or make changes...
Forum: RV-12 06-02-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By Piper J3
I understand your concern. Airlines can no...

I understand your concern. Airlines can no longer accept bulk shipment of Lithium batteries in cargo hold. Likelihood of a major incident is magnified with thousands of tightly packed batteries....
Forum: RV-12 06-01-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By Piper J3
Yes, he is starting a 80 hp 912 UL which has...

Yes, he is starting a 80 hp 912 UL which has compression ratio of 9.1:1. Might also have 2.27:1 gearbox.

912ULS is 100 hp and compression ratio of 10.8:1 with 2.43:1 gearbox.

Give it a shot and...
Forum: RV-12 06-01-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,989
Posted By Piper J3
How to Start Rotax 912 if Odyssey Battery Fails…

I don’t want to get stranded with a dead battery caused by either the battery itself or the voltage regulator going on the fritz. The Rotax 912 uses capacitance discharge (CD) ignitions vs. magnetos...
Forum: RV-12 05-25-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By Piper J3
I think I'd be more concerned about salt air...

I think I'd be more concerned about salt air environment affecting aluminum and structural components.

You can always use a step-stool to get in/out of airplane... but structural
Forum: RV-12 05-23-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By Piper J3
There should be some available in the used market...

There should be some available in the used market as some aircraft have been updated to 10" Skyview systems...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-23-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By Piper J3
Does this...

Does this help?
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Forum: RV-12 05-22-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 766
Posted By Piper J3
I had same thing happen last summer. In my case...

I had same thing happen last summer. In my case the master relay solenoid mounted to front of firewall failed and caused foil burn as you described. I called Van's and new replacement...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-20-2018, 03:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By Piper J3
Looking for LightSpeed Zulu 2

Maybe someone getting ready to trade up to a Zulu 3... I could match trade in value for a Zulu 2 with GA plugs in good shape.
Forum: RV-12 05-19-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,533
Posted By Piper J3
Love this forum. Its like when I was a little kid...

Love this forum. Its like when I was a little kid watching Mr. Wizard... :D
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Forum: RV-12 05-19-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,533
Posted By Piper J3
Fuel pump fuse blows when? At master switch on,...

Fuel pump fuse blows when? At master switch on, or when key switch is turned to rotate engine at startup?
Forum: RV-12 05-19-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,836
Posted By Piper J3
I doubt if I'd do a "wikiHow" even (with...

I doubt if I'd do a "wikiHow" even (with pictures) for aircraft repair, but maybe some people would...
Forum: RV-12 05-19-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,836
Posted By Piper J3
Not a patch. Patches are for bicycle tires. ...

Not a patch. Patches are for bicycle tires. Aircraft don't do "patches". Correct term is doubler. Look at the bottom of your fuselage and you will see a number of doubler plates in high stress...
Forum: RV-12 05-18-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,410
Posted By Piper J3
As Scott says… the critical point for synching...

As Scott says… the critical point for synching the carbs is at idle and just-off-idle when the engine is making low RPM and low power. At low speeds power pulses are no dampened well by the prop...
Forum: RV-12 05-18-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,300
Posted By Piper J3
Stall Warning – 1 Vs. 2 Onboard…

I’ve noticed my stall warning is far less sensitive in the landing flair with only one person onboard with minimal fuel. In the above scenario the landing flair in ground effect is longer and it...
Forum: ADS-B 05-16-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By Piper J3
Question for guys... How quickly does your mini...

Question for guys... How quickly does your mini iPad link to the Echo? I just installed Echo and run Mini iPad 3 with ForeFlight. Says no data until I go into iPad settings and look at WiFi and is...
Forum: RV-12 05-13-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,254
Posted By Piper J3
Tom You live in Florida. Maybe wrong approach...

Tom

You live in Florida. Maybe wrong approach for you. Try installing add'l vents...
Forum: RV-12 05-13-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,254
Posted By Piper J3
Seal Fuselage Spar Openings…

I removed my wings last week while performing an inspection and remembered a post about adding foam rubber to the root rib in order to seal the fuselage spar opening. So I cut foam 1.5” wide and...
Forum: RV-12 05-13-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,180
Posted By Piper J3
My 12 makes the same noise. Also, last year at...

My 12 makes the same noise. Also, last year at OSH, I was sitting in the new 12iS demonstrator and it made same noise with rudder cables. I believe noise imitates where cables pass through plastic...
Forum: RV-12 05-10-2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,698
Posted By Piper J3
Mike - You need a thatched roof on that...

Mike -

You need a thatched roof on that thing.

And Bob's your uncle.... :D
Forum: RV-12 05-10-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 693
Posted By Piper J3
What is an "assist" handle and what does it...

What is an "assist" handle and what does it do?

Maybe I need one too...
Forum: RV-12 05-09-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,424
Posted By Piper J3
I put heat shrink tubing on my flap handle. ...

I put heat shrink tubing on my flap handle. Color is red to match seat inserts. Heat shrink is very durable and doesn't chip like paint when inside seatbelt buckles get thrown into void between the...
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 22,941
Posted By Piper J3
Installation is very simple and uAvionix is very...

Installation is very simple and uAvionix is very helpful answering all questions/concerns promptly. I powered both the echoUAT and skyFYX-EXT GPS antenna from 12 volt buss using a shared 3 amp fuse...
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,665
Posted By Piper J3
N276VA was built as S-LSA and serial numbers are...

N276VA was built as S-LSA and serial numbers are different sequence than E-LSA. Plane was built in 2015 so pretty sure it had either Dynon SkyView or Garmin G3X. Both would have data logger.
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 22,941
Posted By Piper J3
Follow up to my posts above... Flew plane this...

Follow up to my posts above... Flew plane this morning and passed PAPR Report with no RED. Easy installation...
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,665
Posted By Piper J3
NTSB Factual Report ERA16FA165 issued 4-30-18 for Stevensville, MD RV-12

NTSB Factual Report ERA16FA165 issued 4-30-18 for Stevensville, MD RV-12 N276VA - April 19, 2016 accident.

Doesn’t list probable cause in so many words…
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Forum: RV-12 05-05-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 22,941
Posted By Piper J3
John uAvionix tells you to have good separation...

John

uAvionix tells you to have good separation (>6’) between transponder antenna and new ADS-B antenna. Therefore, new antenna has to go behind rear bulkhead. Also best to max distance from comm...
Forum: ADS-B 05-04-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,946
Posted By Piper J3
Just thought I'd add my RV-12 install......

Just thought I'd add my RV-12 install... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1257707&postcount=101
Forum: RV-12 05-04-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 22,941
Posted By Piper J3
echoUAT + skyFYX-EXT

I’m in the process of installing ADS-B in my early SN RV-12. I have purchased uAvionix echoUAT + skyFYX-EXT + 24" Antenna Coax with connectors. Installation is very clean. The new WAAS GPS antenna...
Forum: RV-12 05-04-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,528
Posted By Piper J3
The "jump" in fuel flow with electric pump...

The "jump" in fuel flow with electric pump running is the added fuel returning to the tank. Many threads here in RV-12 VAF talk about the necessity of running both fuel pumps continuously on the...
Forum: RV-12 05-03-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,688
Posted By Piper J3
I agree that vibration is the problem, however,...

I agree that vibration is the problem, however, 4-cyl engine behaving as two separate, but coupled power sources, is difficult to minimize vibration especially at harmonic frequencies. I could have...
Forum: RV-12 05-02-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,688
Posted By Piper J3
It looks like most ignition mounting bracket...

It looks like most ignition mounting bracket failures are the stubby 90 degree brackets on the back of the ignition coils. I have not had this failure, but now at my latest oil change (325TT), I...
Forum: RV-12 04-29-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,794
Posted By Piper J3
I use digital level and procedure shown in 47-07....

I use digital level and procedure shown in 47-07. Works like a charm.

As a followup to my original post... tomorrow I will be dialing out 0.2 degrees to flatten pitch. I'll report performance...
Forum: RV-12 04-29-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,627
Posted By Piper J3
Right you are. We got a little confused in the...

Right you are. We got a little confused in the last Prez election... :eek:
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,794
Posted By Piper J3
Refining Prop Pitch...

I’m trying to find optimum prop pitch for my RV-12/912 ULS/320TT. Most of my flying is below 4000 MSL and airport is 870 MSL grass runway. If I’m going somewhere I’ll flight plan ~ 7000 MSL.

I’ve...
Forum: ADS-B 04-26-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 26,452
Posted By Piper J3
Can you provide his email address so I can...

Can you provide his email address so I can contact him directly?
Forum: ADS-B 04-26-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 26,452
Posted By Piper J3
Shane still with uAvionix?

Anybody have dealing with uAvionix lately? I read that Shane is no longer with the company. I spoke with Shane on the Friday before SNF via phone. We spoke for ~ 45 minutes and all seemed well....
Forum: RV-12 04-25-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 866
Posted By Piper J3
New 912 ULS MANDATORY Service Bulletin

A field report has indicated an engine with an incorrect type plate. All 912 ULS engines from S/N 9570001 up to S/N 9570358 inclusive must be inspected for correct engine type plate.

This MANDATORY...
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 22,941
Posted By Piper J3
Say it ain't so, Joe!” I don’t like hearing...

Say it ain't so, Joe!” I don’t like hearing this. I spoke with Shane on the Friday before S&F via phone. We spoke for ~ 45 minutes and all seemed well. He offered me free shipping and a 24” coax...
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,878
Posted By Piper J3
For a quick trial leave thermocouples in place...

For a quick trial leave thermocouples in place and switch the wires. Perhaps use alligator test leads to temporarily span wires from one side of engine to the other. Don’t think I’d fire up the...
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,650
Posted By Piper J3
Could be bad ignition plug wire on "B"...

Could be bad ignition plug wire on "B" side...
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,878
Posted By Piper J3
Certainly sounds like a bad thermocouple. My EGT...

Certainly sounds like a bad thermocouple. My EGT thermocouple failed in this exact mode. One source for the new part is......
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,627
Posted By Piper J3
I think that may be a first for VAF...

I think that may be a first for VAF...
Forum: RV-12 04-12-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,205
Posted By Piper J3
Just a small suggestion… add a small (3/16 x...

Just a small suggestion… add a small (3/16 x 1/4L) neodymium magnet to hold the handle in the open position. The handle sometimes turns slightly and prevents opening the canopy from the...
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