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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,744
Posted By BigJohn
Greg, Nice job. Huge amount of work, obviously!...

Greg,

Nice job. Huge amount of work, obviously! Overall very impressive. Personally I find the top banner jumping up and down distracting, I could do without that. I found one typo that I emailed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,269
Posted By BigJohn
And, the cables dont have to be very much too...

And, the cables dont have to be very much too long to hit the firewall. When I built my 12 I didnt leave enough clearance between the fully deflected rudders and the firewall, even though the rudder...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,269
Posted By BigJohn
Good Morning Bob, If you think about it this...

Good Morning Bob,

If you think about it this way, it is easier to understand what the others are saying.

As long as you are not applying any pressure to one rudder pedal or another, the rudder...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2019, 06:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 854
Posted By BigJohn
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,133
Posted By BigJohn
I can only tell you what I did. Took a part from...

I can only tell you what I did. Took a part from my airplane that was painted in original color to a few stores, and bought a can of the best match I could find. Painted the parts before installing...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-11-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 895
Posted By BigJohn
What Bruce said - and set up a good system of...

What Bruce said - and set up a good system of documenting your progress, and update after each work session. Its amazing how fast the human mind can forget the details! 😁
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,957
Posted By BigJohn
All the info at AOPA

Here: https://www.aopa.org/news-and-media/all-news/2014/june/11/answers-for-pilots-canada
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,957
Posted By BigJohn
I cut across every year on the way to OSH and...

I cut across every year on the way to OSH and return, always use flight following, never got a bill.

VFR flight plan required in Canada, but last year I forgot and there were no repercussions. Like...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 39,975
Posted By BigJohn
Refreshing the thread.

Refreshing the thread.
Forum: ADS-B 01-08-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,447
Posted By BigJohn
A couple years back I started a thread on this...

A couple years back I started a thread on this topic. You can find it here: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=154051&highlight=Uavionics

The installation is quite...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,360
Posted By BigJohn
Well, Jim, that’s the beauty of this wonderful...

Well, Jim, that’s the beauty of this wonderful thing called experimental aviation. We all get to make the decisions that provide the best tradeoffs in our individual situations. No right or wrong,...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,295
Posted By BigJohn
Sumo, There seems to be quite a bit of...

Sumo,

There seems to be quite a bit of confusion in this thread about the configuration of the high amperage side of your electrical system (battery, solenoids, starter, master switch and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,360
Posted By BigJohn
Jim, I realize you are a strong proponent of...

Jim, I realize you are a strong proponent of running the electric pump at all times, for valid safety reasons. However there are valid reasons for not running the pump at cruise in some airplanes....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,968
Posted By BigJohn
I winterized my cockpit long ago before Van’s...

I winterized my cockpit long ago before Van’s offered a kit. Went to the Aircraft Components and Equipment store (ACE) and bought one each of every kind of foam weather stripping they carried. Then...
Forum: Tools 12-30-2018, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 985
Posted By BigJohn
I recognize uses for almost all. But a hatchet????

I recognize uses for almost all. But a hatchet????
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,879
Posted By BigJohn
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-16-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,879
Posted By BigJohn
Same exact setup in my 12. RAM on the panel....

Same exact setup in my 12. RAM on the panel. Works well. But the Air 2 is getting old, and the new models are enticing with faster processors, more memory, better screens etc. But REALLY expensive...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-10-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,764
Posted By BigJohn
Any resplution to the hard starting problem?

Any resplution to the hard starting problem?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,934
Posted By BigJohn
I live in upstate NY where we have a long and...

I live in upstate NY where we have a long and cold winter. This year we had our first below zero temps in November. 🥶 I have been using a Thermostasis for many years on the 912ULS with great results....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-01-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,113
Posted By BigJohn
I would like to make a suggestion and a request....

I would like to make a suggestion and a request. There is a community of RV-12 owners out here who have a very keen interest in any RV-12 incident or accident, for obvious reasons.

I suggest that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,123
Posted By BigJohn
PM sent this AM.

PM sent this AM.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,942
Posted By BigJohn
Harry, If you have the new style springs and you...

Harry,

If you have the new style springs and you have creep the issue almost certainly is with the throttle friction mechanism. The only other thing I can think of is excessive vibration, which...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,593
Posted By BigJohn
Will this be your first build project?

Will this be your first build project?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-01-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 24,723
Posted By BigJohn
Sounds like you did a good job. Dont mess with...

Sounds like you did a good job. Dont mess with success! After you fly for a while at various flight conditions if you want to change it you always can, say at the next CI.
Forum: RV-14 10-20-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,152
Posted By BigJohn
Thanks MED, that was the wording I was refering...

Thanks MED, that was the wording I was refering to.
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,152
Posted By BigJohn
Hi Scott. It was on the installation instruction...

Hi Scott. It was on the installation instruction sheet. I didn’t keep a copy but I will double check next time I see the owner.

Hey, I see EAA flew off the 40 hours on “our” airplane!
Forum: RV-14 10-19-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,152
Posted By BigJohn
To blast or not to blast...

I recently had occasion to work on a client’s RV-7, to replace the original failed alternator. The original had no nameplate or identification of any kind so we were unable to do a direct...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,606
Posted By BigJohn
Another vote for Swiftline!

Another vote for Swiftline!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,015
Posted By BigJohn
Dick, do you mean 71 even? The KAI specifies 71.4.

Dick, do you mean 71 even? The KAI specifies 71.4.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-11-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,453
Posted By BigJohn
Took me a while to figure out how to get this...

Took me a while to figure out how to get this picture inserted, but here it is better late than never. On the OWW project these two novice volunteers figured out the best method of plastic removal...
Forum: Northeast 10-01-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By BigJohn
Hi Irv, welcome to the forum. I dont know of RV...

Hi Irv, welcome to the forum. I dont know of RV activity in western Mass, but over here in eastern NY there are several flying RV’s and at least one 12is that will be started very soon.

I am...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-23-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,311
Posted By BigJohn
My first generation avionics in my RV-12 has the...

My first generation avionics in my RV-12 has the capability. It is “cool” to see the frequencies transfer over, but I don't ever remember using it in flight. Just as easy to crank the numbers in...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-23-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,868
Posted By BigJohn
Yes, I suspect like a lot of things, there is a...

Yes, I suspect like a lot of things, there is a lot of variation between FSDO’s. I worked with the Albany, NY FSDO. They took into account my RV build as well as several airplane restorations I had...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2018, 06:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,757
Posted By BigJohn
Thanks for that info. Sounds like a viable...

Thanks for that info. Sounds like a viable alternative. However, the darn thing has been working perfectly lately so no sense sending it out for a “No trouble found” report. Dontcha just love...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,697
Posted By BigJohn
If you were seeing 115 TAS with wheel pants off,...

If you were seeing 115 TAS with wheel pants off, you had to be running at near WOT. In that case 5.5 - 6.0 GPH is normal. 4.5 GPH can be obtained, but at a reduced power setting.

You do not say...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,757
Posted By BigJohn
This is good news to me....

My SL-40 began failing on my way to OSH in July. High level white noise that would break squelch and make stations almost impossible to hear unless within 5 miles or so. On my return flight I had my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 39,975
Posted By BigJohn
That’s also how I read the documentation on...

That’s also how I read the documentation on “Control Source”.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 39,975
Posted By BigJohn
Success!

Solved last two problems today.

Ryan had discovered from the screenshots I sent him that the ICAO code that I had entered did not “take” and was still incorrect. More than likely I had entered the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 39,975
Posted By BigJohn
Chris, did you ever get this resolved? Which...

Chris, did you ever get this resolved? Which setting made it work, blank or N number?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 39,975
Posted By BigJohn
Marty, I resist because I am (much) older than...

Marty, I resist because I am (much) older than you, and can’t contort myself like I used to. And, I just finished the CI where I had eveything apart, and am not anxious to do it again.

And, you...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-03-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,989
Posted By BigJohn
Erich, just a question. Are you hard wired to the...

Erich, just a question. Are you hard wired to the GRT or using the echoto to pick the squawk and alt off of the transmitted transpomder signal?

Glad you got it working! I’m not there yet.....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 39,975
Posted By BigJohn
Responses:

Piper J3 - Yeah, I thought of that, even better to screw it right to the bulkhead, which I plan to do next.

Maniago - That would be an obvious choice if it was easy. However the way things are...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-02-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,401
Posted By BigJohn
Not getting pictures.

Not getting pictures.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 39,975
Posted By BigJohn
Struggling to get a good report.

After trying a range of Transponder Threshold settings I was still getting Baro Alt errors too high to pass the test. Tech support sent me a replacement unit and now Baro Alt and Mode 3A are both...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-16-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,254
Posted By BigJohn
Dale, I wish you well on your quest to find the...

Dale,

I wish you well on your quest to find the root cause. I hope you are more successful than I was 6 years ago. I hated the idea of not getting to the bottom of the issue, but finally decided to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,254
Posted By BigJohn
I believe you have two issues. 1. It sounds...

I believe you have two issues.

1. It sounds like your prop is indeed set with too much pitch, based on the RPM and airspeed numbers you are seeing. You did not say what RPM you are seeing in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-02-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,060
Posted By BigJohn
Tony, I cant see the photos on my iPad.

Tony, I cant see the photos on my iPad.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,060
Posted By BigJohn
N37JP and BigJohn Home Safe on Saturday

I flew out on Thursay 7/19 a day earlier than planned due to bad forecast for Friday. Worked with Roger Munsterman and Tony “Captain” Kirk Friday/Saturday/Sunday on the booth prep for the One Week...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,052
Posted By BigJohn
Strangely enough, there was a set of “Claws” left...

Strangely enough, there was a set of “Claws” left near there also. Guess they left in a hurry!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,425
Posted By BigJohn
Agree with Paul.

Started from HBC at 10:30 Saturday. Requested 27 but got flagged to 36. Long taxi but fun checking out the crowds and showplanes along the way. Four planes ahead of me at the end, Pink shirts had us...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,453
Posted By BigJohn
Thumbs up What a great group of guys!

I had the privilege of working with the Van’s team all week. Scott, Ed, Tony, Ryan, and Davis never slowed down and amazingly kept their good dispositions despite being peppered with constant...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,067
Posted By BigJohn
Sorry about the conflict. I have to be at OWW...

Sorry about the conflict. I have to be at OWW site at 12:45, and the locations are too far apart to make the trip. 😢Maybe next year.......

Saying hi to all my RV-12 friends...

BigJohn
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-21-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,323
Posted By BigJohn
Bob, you coming to OSH?

Bob, you coming to OSH?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-17-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 24,723
Posted By BigJohn
Also confused!

Also confused!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By BigJohn
Thanks Jeff, that’s what I was looking for. I...

Thanks Jeff, that’s what I was looking for. I tealize I will have to hike off site for food Friday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 903
Posted By BigJohn
OSH Thursday Arrival - Get into HBC?

Due to scheduling and weather considerations I plan on flying into OSH on Thursday 7/19. This is the day before the NOTAM goes into effect. Can anyone tell me if I will be able to park in home built...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 24,723
Posted By BigJohn
Just adding to what Scott said...

... it seems to me that if Sensenich finds that this incident was an anomaly due to manufacturing defect or other cause, the SB for 50 hour inspections might be recinded, or at least eased. I hope...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-11-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 39,975
Posted By BigJohn
Finally got my install done!

Since I started this thread it seems to have generated quite bit of interest! I thought it only fair that I give some feedback on my own install experience. I mounted the echoUAT unit on the baggage...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-07-2018, 04:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,067
Posted By BigJohn
I’ll be there working on the OWW that day and...

I’ll be there working on the OWW that day and will try to drop by on my lunch hour. Name tags are a great idea if someone wants to volunteer.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-05-2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 602
Posted By BigJohn
This was an amazing man. Read obituary here:...

This was an amazing man. Read obituary here: http://www.newcomerdayton.com/Obituary/156150/Wayne-Moyer/Dayton-Ohio.

As a fellow early 12 builder we will sorely miss his frequent posts in the 12...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,183
Posted By BigJohn
4.7 hours? Warrantee?

4.7 hours? Warrantee?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,083
Posted By BigJohn
Yes, that is one of the early warning signs. If...

Yes, that is one of the early warning signs. If indeed the VR is failing you may want to cosider replacing it with a more robust unit than the original failure-prone component. I am on my second...
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