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Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By rk2436
No,most tubes lose about a pound of pressure each...

No,most tubes lose about a pound of pressure each month. More with temp changes. The long flexible extension hose thru the hole in the pant bracket works for me. I still pull the pants every so often...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 838
Posted By rk2436
You actually have to add oil in between changes?...

You actually have to add oil in between changes? At my 50 hour changes I'm down less than a pint. 75 hours maybe pushing it IMO.
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By rk2436
What worked for me as part of the part prep...

What worked for me as part of the part prep smoothing all the edges and rounding the corners was to run a 30 chucking reamer thru each hole. As the factory holes were punched there is a slight burr...
Forum: RV-12 08-16-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By rk2436
No,the 914 is actually smaller displacement but...

No,the 914 is actually smaller displacement but is turbocharged.
Forum: Tools 08-01-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,714
Posted By rk2436
The red Taylor brand gun works great. Don't...

The red Taylor brand gun works great. Don't bother with the cheap HF one. It's not worth the aggravation when it keeps on breaking or burping oil all over.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,554
Posted By rk2436
Hey Josh, so that was an expensive RV-12 ride I...

Hey Josh, so that was an expensive RV-12 ride I gave you eh? The Rv grin doesn't wash off or fade away. No more tinkering, enjoy the new bird. Bob K at Lewis.
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,074
Posted By rk2436
The official response has been to leave them...

The official response has been to leave them alone and use as is. I couldn't live looking at those rough edges on the spars visible in the cockpit. So I took the vixen and smoothed that section out....
Forum: RV-12 12-11-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,804
Posted By rk2436
Mine broke too right at the dimple mark right...

Mine broke too right at the dimple mark right around the 200 hr mark. Replaced it with a new one but did not dimple it and all is well at 435 hours. Yes I had my prop balanced at about 10 hours.
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,842
Posted By rk2436
A couple of shop towels stuffed in the spar...

A couple of shop towels stuffed in the spar openings works wonders for the wintertime. Easily removed for summer.
Forum: RV-12 10-20-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,604
Posted By rk2436
I just moved the whole fairing a touch forward...

I just moved the whole fairing a touch forward and it solved the issue. Most -12's that you see you can tell they trimmed the HS skin half arsed.
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,920
Posted By rk2436
Nothing,leave them alone. Should be set at...

Nothing,leave them alone. Should be set at factory. They will adjust the idle mixture if you needed.
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 07:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,586
Posted By rk2436
Go with the Taylor gun. Built a Sonex with the HF...

Go with the Taylor gun. Built a Sonex with the HF gun and had to stop about every 100 rivets or so to clean and adjust,never mind it spewing fluid all over too. Built the -12 with the Taylor and...
Forum: RV-12 05-13-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,111
Posted By rk2436
I looked at your blog. Recommend final fitting of...

I looked at your blog. Recommend final fitting of cowl after you mount the engine.
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,027
Posted By rk2436
I made up a couple of different size oil cooler...

I made up a couple of different size oil cooler block off plates to use for different temps. There easy to change out. Made a few different length plates for the radiator too.Need at least 180-190 to...
Forum: RV-12 01-08-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,843
Posted By rk2436
Spend the money people!! Get the Tanis and be...

Spend the money people!! Get the Tanis and be done with it,it works awesome.
Forum: RV-12 11-15-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,054
Posted By rk2436
Aircraft Spruce has them as well

Aircraft Spruce has them as well
Forum: RV-12 11-14-2016, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,068
Posted By rk2436
You shoudnt need trim tabs to get it to fly hands...

You shoudnt need trim tabs to get it to fly hands off.take your time tweaking the flaperon trailing edges,a little goes a long way. No rudder trim tab here,must of had a level table some day...
Forum: RV-12 11-14-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,054
Posted By rk2436
Getting ready to change my right side for the...

Getting ready to change my right side for the third time in 275 hours. I use 93 mogas with ethanol if that makes a difference. The faston connectors are suspect too,I give them a good tug.
Forum: RV-12 11-01-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,511
Posted By rk2436
It flies so nice anytime of the day works for me....

It flies so nice anytime of the day works for me. When I go to the hanger next I'll see if the light is controlled by the dynon but I have my doubts. I'm no EE but know how to measure Vdc.
Forum: RV-12 10-31-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,511
Posted By rk2436
14 Volt cockpit light

I've never been happy with the swivel light output. Know I know why ,it's only receiving 5vdc. The light is rated for 14vdc. Anybody rewire to 14vdc?
I'm thinking a quick fix would be to remove...
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2016, 08:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 39,025
Posted By rk2436
225 hrs in 1 year and no cracks for me,even admit...

225 hrs in 1 year and no cracks for me,even admit to failing to retract flaps after takeoff. I was diligent in my deburring.
Forum: RV-12 09-01-2016, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
Posted By rk2436
And the seatback hides the front.

And the seatback hides the front.
Forum: RV-12 08-23-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,458
Posted By rk2436
You can also move the tailcone fairings a touch...

You can also move the tailcone fairings a touch forward and it opens up the rear clearance a lot.Didnt trim my stab at all.
Forum: RV-12 07-25-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,999
Posted By rk2436
If you pd $750 for a prop balance you got ripped...

If you pd $750 for a prop balance you got ripped off.
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2016, 03:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,657
Posted By rk2436
Another trick I forgot to add was it helps to use...

Another trick I forgot to add was it helps to use rivets in the holes between Clecos as you go.
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,657
Posted By rk2436
Just avoid leaving a burr between the pieces if...

Just avoid leaving a burr between the pieces if you updrill and then rivet.
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2016, 08:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,657
Posted By rk2436
What worked for me as part of the deburring...

What worked for me as part of the deburring process was to run a number 30 reamer thru each hole before even assembly.You would not do that a other kits but on the -12 you can. The last thing you...
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,920
Posted By rk2436
You are going to love flying the 12. I have...

You are going to love flying the 12. I have almost 200 hours in 10 months and it still amazes me how nice it flys.
Forum: RV-12 05-15-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,889
Posted By rk2436
I do the same thing ,it works fine, no need to...

I do the same thing ,it works fine, no need to spend big bucks on a fuel caddy. Menards sells the old style spouts too.
Forum: RV-12 04-10-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,401
Posted By rk2436
I had a small leak also on my prebuilt tank. I...

I had a small leak also on my prebuilt tank. I think it was not scuffed up enough on the seams. Next time I'm building my own tank. Pro seal is not that bad to work with. Save the money for something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,442
Posted By rk2436
A good rule of thumb is 300-400 for liability and...

A good rule of thumb is 300-400 for liability and 1% for hull,maybe a bit more for Taildragger. My RV-12 65k hull and 1m liability is $905 for the second year. Best thing was only 1 hr transition...
Forum: RV-12 12-24-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,273
Posted By rk2436
The spar caps were pretty rough on the edges from...

The spar caps were pretty rough on the edges from the laser cuts. There is a post on that issue. Sounds like they should be better now. I took the vixen file to mine on the stubs as I could not stand...
Forum: RV-12 07-20-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 979
Posted By rk2436
It's in the Skyview setup menu under hardware...

It's in the Skyview setup menu under hardware calibration if I remember right,,
Forum: RV-12 02-20-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,209
Posted By rk2436
Don't forget to add the cost of the premade spars...

Don't forget to add the cost of the premade spars and angle kit to the Sonex kit. As a builder of both, the RV kit is superior. The fit and finish of the sonex fiberglass parts is poor,,, often...
Forum: RV-12 11-28-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,893
Posted By rk2436
Go ahead and order some as you will need to use...

Go ahead and order some as you will need to use it in later steps as well.It's not that bad to work with.
Forum: RV-12 11-10-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,182
Posted By rk2436
It is probably better to wash first then scuff...

It is probably better to wash first then scuff and then wash again so you don't spread around oily finger prints and such
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