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Forum: RV-12 05-13-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,150
Posted By AeroDog
One of the best looking RVs I've seen, period.

One of the best looking RVs I've seen, period.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,937
Posted By AeroDog
Traffic is non-existent if you go early enough. ...

Traffic is non-existent if you go early enough. The gates open at 6:00am and I'm usually there when they open. This is by far my favorite time of the day there, before the hoards show up. Van's...
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,627
Posted By AeroDog
I first encountered that unit of measure during...

I first encountered that unit of measure during my first year as an engineering student back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. I didn't realize that it is also used on the other side of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,556
Posted By AeroDog
I have two Yaesu brand air band handhelds and...

I have two Yaesu brand air band handhelds and both are excellent. I've also have a Yaesu 2m/440 ham band handheld. It's been working great for 20 years.
Forum: RV-12 02-13-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,364
Posted By AeroDog
I console myself by thinking about the $4000 I...

I console myself by thinking about the $4000 I saved with the old kit.

JH
Forum: RV-12 02-04-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,854
Posted By AeroDog
A while back I watched a EweTube video (they're a...

A while back I watched a EweTube video (they're a bunch of sheep, but that's another story) where someone on this forum did a long, dead-stick, prop-stopped glide to landing. The claim was made that...
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,120
Posted By AeroDog
Especially at that location, I wouldn't think it...

Especially at that location, I wouldn't think it could be a problem. It's never a bad idea to contact the Mothership with such things.

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,160
Posted By AeroDog
As I understand it, you put the film on bare...

As I understand it, you put the film on bare aluminum?

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 12-31-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 75,719
Posted By AeroDog
Great formation pic. Does 50V have a tinted...

Great formation pic. Does 50V have a tinted canopy?

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 11-30-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,409
Posted By AeroDog
I doubt this has ever been done. Jerre

I doubt this has ever been done.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,409
Posted By AeroDog
Ditto. I've had zero problems with Cherry...

Ditto. I've had zero problems with Cherry rivets. Never had to drill one out.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 10-22-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 811
Posted By AeroDog
Page 36A-05 Should I prime this part?

Some brackets in the installation kit for the wheel fairings, such as U-00003 and U-00004, have a nice finish which tempts me to believe it's some sort of coating rather than bare aluminum. If it's...
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,043
Posted By AeroDog
I've flown some Cessnas that pitch up with flap...

I've flown some Cessnas that pitch up with flap extension.
Forum: RV-12 10-04-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,043
Posted By AeroDog
I've flown many of the various flavors of...

I've flown many of the various flavors of Cherokee and Arrow and they all pitched down with flap extension. I'm surprised that your plane is the opposite.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,618
Posted By AeroDog
The Stein crimper is cheap and works great. ...

The Stein crimper is cheap and works great. Watch the videos on YouTube.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 09-24-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 912
Posted By AeroDog
There were two versions of the white blocks, the...

There were two versions of the white blocks, the latter one having a wider slot for the wires. Even with this, it was hard to make it work without rubbing. Careful packaging of the wires in the...
Forum: RV-12 09-16-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,549
Posted By AeroDog
Empennage = quick and easy. You'll enjoy...

Empennage = quick and easy. You'll enjoy it.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 09-15-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,072
Posted By AeroDog
No, he traveled 4225 feet ground track. The...

No, he traveled 4225 feet ground track. The altitude he reached is unknown at this point.

Jerre
Forum: Primers 09-05-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,814
Posted By AeroDog
Update: I somehow failed to notice that the...

Update: I somehow failed to notice that the Rust-Oleum price was for five cans. Still expensive, but not as horrendous as I initially thought.
Forum: Primers 09-04-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,814
Posted By AeroDog
Two-part epoxy in a rattle can

Both SprayMax and Rust-Oleum make a two-part epoxy primer in an aerosol can. Rust-Oleum's is horrendously expensive at $110 per can and SprayMax's is more reasonable (but still expensive) at $25 per...
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,601
Posted By AeroDog
Page 35-03 Painting main gear legs

The build manual is clear: The main gear legs are to be painted with two-part epoxy primer, then painted. The legs are shiny and pitted as a result of bead blasting I'm told. My question regards...
Forum: RV-12 09-03-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,403
Posted By AeroDog
I'm pretty sure that Synergy doesn't debur the...

I'm pretty sure that Synergy doesn't debur the pre-punched holes in the skins.
Forum: RV-12 08-18-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,733
Posted By AeroDog
Is is safe to assume that cutting to the scribe...

Is is safe to assume that cutting to the scribe line will not remove too much material. In other words, does a builder typically cut to the scribe lines, then remove additional fiberglass to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-14-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 135,449
Posted By AeroDog
David, Could you elaborate a bit on what worked...

David,

Could you elaborate a bit on what worked and what didn't?

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By AeroDog
The stub spars come to mind. Jerre

The stub spars come to mind.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 08-12-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By AeroDog
Don, You make me realize just how much faster...

Don,

You make me realize just how much faster you and most everyone else seem to be at building. I probably spent a couple of weeks on the landing light alone and am still not happy with it...
Forum: RV-12 08-11-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By AeroDog
I did the fuse first, then the wings. Should...

I did the fuse first, then the wings. Should have done it the other way. Do the wings. Van's has reasons for the order they recommend.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,707
Posted By AeroDog
I can't figure out which handle you're referring...

I can't figure out which handle you're referring to.
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,878
Posted By AeroDog
There are a few people on this forum whose posts...

There are a few people on this forum whose posts I value above all others. Scott's at the top of that list. If I disagreed with him about something I'd never call him out publicly out of sheer...
Forum: RV-12 08-01-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,010
Posted By AeroDog
And since you haven't done the fuselage yet, when...

And since you haven't done the fuselage yet, when you get there you'll be exempt from bending the longerons and running all those individual wires, even is you opt for the carbureted engine.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 07-21-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By AeroDog
I just completed the wiring last week and, with a...

I just completed the wiring last week and, with a bit of head scratching, everything worked out. I didn't realize, however, that yellow/purple is different from purple/yellow. Maybe ignorance is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,572
Posted By AeroDog
I'm assuming the airplane was tested up to its...

I'm assuming the airplane was tested up to its listed Vne of 136 kts.
Forum: Primers 07-20-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,152
Posted By AeroDog
To my surprise, I found that different NAPA...

To my surprise, I found that different NAPA stores had very different prices for 7220. Shop around.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,833
Posted By AeroDog
Anybody know if the new tank can be used with the...

Anybody know if the new tank can be used with the old fuse?
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,305
Posted By AeroDog
I'll be there. Jerre

I'll be there.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 633
Posted By AeroDog
47 k ohm resistors for the low, low price of free

If you're installing the optional audio output for a video recorder (section 31B), you need two 47 k ohm resistors. You can order them individually for about $4 plus shipping, or you can get 100 for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,228
Posted By AeroDog
Unless it's giving away trade secrets, what...

Unless it's giving away trade secrets, what settings did she use on the iPhone? I love the pic.

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,211
Posted By AeroDog
So far, all my pics hosted by PhotoBucket are...

So far, all my pics hosted by PhotoBucket are working normally. I just uploaded some new pics there.
Forum: RV-12 07-02-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,530
Posted By AeroDog
Sunday through Saturday, sadly on American not in...

Sunday through Saturday, sadly on American not in the 12 (yet). It will, however, be my 28th trip to OSH.
Forum: RV-12 07-01-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
Posted By AeroDog
Thanks for the offer, but a kind soul already...

Thanks for the offer, but a kind soul already mailed me a couple.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
Posted By AeroDog
The pin, yes. Thank you.

The pin, yes. Thank you.
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
Posted By AeroDog
Can someone tell me the name of the connector?

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x222/Aer0Dog/IMG_0386.jpg

A connector which should have been crimped on a wire isn't, so I need to order it. Problem is, I don't know what it's called. It goes...
Forum: RV-12 06-29-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By AeroDog
Thanks Tony and Scott, I'm still unsure (one of...

Thanks Tony and Scott,

I'm still unsure (one of my natural states) why it would depend on which SV panel and radio I'm using. I'll be using the SV HDX with whatever the latest and greatest radio...
Forum: RV-12 06-29-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By AeroDog
page 31B-17 step 5

Page 31B-17 step 5 says check for no continuity between the nut on the jack and ground. I had continuity on all. I had assumed that the idea behind the stepped washer was that the smaller OD on the...
Forum: RV-12 06-15-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,737
Posted By AeroDog
Turbocharged with folding wings

I just read Jeff Skiles account in the June issue of EAA magazine of ferrying this year's EAA Sweepstakes RV-12 from Oregon to Oshkosh and learned that the airplane is turbocharged with folding...
Forum: RV-12 06-05-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By AeroDog
Thanks all. Obviously I confused the talk about...

Thanks all. Obviously I confused the talk about the engine-driven pump with the electric pump.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 06-05-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,127
Posted By AeroDog
Electric fuel pump replacement

I recall within the past couple of years a discussion about the need to replace the electric fuel pump with a different (newer?) model. I don't know if this came from Van's. I've searched the forums...
Forum: RV-12 05-28-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,061
Posted By AeroDog
Could someone comment on a comparison of the cost...

Could someone comment on a comparison of the cost to update the database?

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 80,706
Posted By AeroDog
No doubt videos will appear on Ewe Tube (they...

No doubt videos will appear on Ewe Tube (they really are a bunch of sheep).
Forum: RV-12 04-16-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,859
Posted By AeroDog
There's gotta be a better way: fuel tanks.

With all the stories I've read about leaking fuel tanks, I have to think there's a better way to do this. I've seen some talk about welding the seams, but has anyone actually tried it? (Yes, I used...
Forum: RV-12 02-20-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,397
Posted By AeroDog
I had a 1966 MGB. It had a three-position light...

I had a 1966 MGB. It had a three-position light switch: off, dim and flicker.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 01-27-2017, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,451
Posted By AeroDog
Main Squeeze for the solids, Harbor Freight...

Main Squeeze for the solids, Harbor Freight pneumatic for most of the pulled, close-quarters hand puller for where the pneumatic puller won't fit.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 12-28-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,963
Posted By AeroDog
Talking They are properly known as Canada Geese, not...

They are properly known as Canada Geese, not Canadian Geese, and it's easy to distinguish them from regular geese. Regular geese go "honk, honk." Canada geese go "honk, eh? honk, eh?":D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2016, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,679
Posted By AeroDog
Colorado forum

The midwest forum covers 17 states! Way too big to be effective, in my opinion. We definitely need a Colorado forum.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 11-27-2016, 08:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,919
Posted By AeroDog
Do the leaks occur only at the NPT fitting, or do...

Do the leaks occur only at the NPT fitting, or do they sometimes occur at the compression fitting? Approximately how many times can the compression fitting be removed before causing leaks? After...
Forum: RV-12 10-29-2016, 11:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 32,819
Posted By AeroDog
I see that you have a fourth hole where the...

I see that you have a fourth hole where the engine cables go. My center panel doesn't have this. Did you drill this and what is it's purpose?

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2016, 06:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 32,819
Posted By AeroDog
Autopilot knobs

Does anyone know if the center panel shipping now has holes for the autopilot knobs already there? If not, is there a template available from Van's? I can't find anything on the website.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 10-18-2016, 06:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,416
Posted By AeroDog
I have the same tool. WD-40 works great to fix...

I have the same tool. WD-40 works great to fix this.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,228
Posted By AeroDog
I found that mineral spirits worked better than...

I found that mineral spirits worked better than acetone.
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,514
Posted By AeroDog
Talking Kinda like the big-engined LSA Carbon Cub.

Kinda like the big-engined LSA Carbon Cub.
Forum: RV-12 07-07-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By AeroDog
I figured it out. Ground and beveled the flat on...

I figured it out. Ground and beveled the flat on the squeezer, then spaced it out with...
Forum: RV-12 07-07-2016, 03:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By AeroDog
Page 18-05: Flaperon rivet question

When riveting the A-1207 actuator bracket to the A-1203 flaperon spar, depending on how you orient the rivet, either the shop head or the manufactured head will contact the curvature in the bracket...
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