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Forum: RV-12 03-25-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,807
Posted By Hotscam
My bracket gave up at about 400 h and again at...

My bracket gave up at about 400 h and again at 700.
Prop has been dynamically balanced twice
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,024
Posted By Hotscam
The gap is standard and free of charge. I used a...

The gap is standard and free of charge.
I used a flexible sealant kit.
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,737
Posted By Hotscam
We have two RV12s and at a total of about 1000...

We have two RV12s and at a total of about 1000 hours I have a box of 5 blown regulators.
We load about 15 to 16 Amps with two Sv1000 units and all other stuff.
The ducatis run at 175 deg F at this...
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,737
Posted By Hotscam
I installed Sikent Hektik in the original...

I installed Sikent Hektik in the original location, but with an aluminium plate as a heat screen between the close exhaust pipe. 30 minutes job.
I have blown three Ducatis in 650 hours.
SH has a...
Forum: RV-12 05-18-2017, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 783
Posted By Hotscam
I am interested as a spare. We can still use...

I am interested as a spare.
We can still use these in Europe.
Forum: RV-12 04-19-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,990
Posted By Hotscam
Is the green LED on the PM3000 intercom on ? I...

Is the green LED on the PM3000 intercom on ?
I once spent an hour or so to find it was accidentally switched off.
Left knob is push on/off
Forum: RV-12 03-22-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 27,426
Posted By Hotscam
An interesting test for non believers is to stick...

An interesting test for non believers is to stick a capacitor in a 115 V socket.
It will explode like a fire cracker.

I think the capacitor is connected behind the rectifier across the DC voltage....
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 27,426
Posted By Hotscam
You cannot connect a 80 uF capacitor across an AC...

You cannot connect a 80 uF capacitor across an AC generator.
Do it if you are keen on cowling explosions.
You can do this on an old DC unit, but these are not used for the last 10 years
Forum: RV-12 03-08-2017, 05:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,530
Posted By Hotscam
I have been looking at the Skydrive system...

I have been looking at the Skydrive system already, but the space is pretty cramped at the right side due to the oil tank and hoses. But if you get it in..
The beauty is fluid cooling.. Sounds...
Forum: RV-12 03-07-2017, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,530
Posted By Hotscam
Carb ice ?

After over 5 years of happy RV12 flying we seem to have all problems this year.
We have two RV12 and on both we had engine problems and critical emergency landings.

PH-SEP hobbs 600 5 years in use...
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2017, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,487
Posted By Hotscam
We fitted two Bromptons in our 12. It is tight...

We fitted two Bromptons in our 12. It is tight but they fit.
I have no photos to prove it as I borrowed them.
Nice bikes but very expensive.
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2016, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,280
Posted By Hotscam
Great idea. What kind of control servo did you...

Great idea.
What kind of control servo did you use and how did you route the wires ?
Forum: RV-12 11-16-2016, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,564
Posted By Hotscam
I am annoyed and worried about fuel pressure...

I am annoyed and worried about fuel pressure fluctuations for a long time and cannot find the cause.
I don't like fuel alarms and do all I can to find it, but no luck after 220 hours of flying. The...
Forum: RV-12 11-16-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 32,256
Posted By Hotscam
I used the same oxide button head screws, but...

I used the same oxide button head screws, but found they get rusty within one year due to a bit of moist in the hanger. Look awful.
Since a few months Dynon sells bags of button heads as applied for...
Forum: RV-12 11-14-2016, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,894
Posted By Hotscam
Three failures in 550 hours

Three failures in 550 hours
Forum: RV-12 05-15-2016, 01:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,181
Posted By Hotscam
Hoe ver ben je Hans? Wil het lukken?

Hoe ver ben je Hans?
Wil het lukken?
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2016, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,876
Posted By Hotscam
The nose wheel fairing between the two halves

The nose wheel fairing between the two halves
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2016, 12:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,191
Posted By Hotscam
I was one if the many thousands. One of the two...

I was one if the many thousands.
One of the two master switch contacts failed after a year.
You have to be careful and wriggle the front panel up bit by bit, but it can be done.
Make sure it is...
Forum: RV-12 12-20-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,749
Posted By Hotscam
I welded mine from 0.05 to keep it light. Works...

I welded mine from 0.05 to keep it light.
Works well for 500 hours but it does not look so well as yours.
How did you prevent the heat buckling ? It looks perfectly straight
Forum: RV-12 11-10-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,296
Posted By Hotscam
I must admit the ULs look great and...

I must admit the ULs look great and specifications and price are promising as well.
We are pretty close to the factory and quite few in use around here.
Unfortunately they seem to have a poor...
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,807
Posted By Hotscam
On my 12 the same bracket broke at about 400 h....

On my 12 the same bracket broke at about 400 h.
**** of a job to fit a new one.
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 60,776
Posted By Hotscam
After blowing a Ducati about every 150 hours I...

After blowing a Ducati about every 150 hours I installed an aluminium heat shield plate between VR and exhaust pipe as well as I riveted additional plates to the VR to enlarge the cooling area.

The...
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,931
Posted By Hotscam
I had some water entering the electronics bay...

I had some water entering the electronics bay some time ago during heavy rain. Same results. After opening the box and drying the pcb all worked again.
I elevated the box by stand offs after this so...
Forum: RV-12 08-09-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,059
Posted By Hotscam
EMS signals go wrong

On our new 12 some measurements go wrong at irregular intervals.
Everything was fine during the first 60 hours.
After this the fuel pressure started floating between 2.0 and 5.0 psi and alarmed...
Forum: RV-12 06-18-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,567
Posted By Hotscam
Another tested solution

After blowing the third VR in about 500 hours I think I found a solution that works and is simple.
Ducati claims the max temperature is 195 F
I attached temperature measuring strips to every VR I...
Forum: RV-12 06-18-2015, 03:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,189
Posted By Hotscam
500 hours and no wear

500 hours and no wear
Forum: RV-12 04-20-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,958
Posted By Hotscam
I never experienced problems with the prop in...

I never experienced problems with the prop in even the heaviest rain.
I did find the pitot clogged with water once which made me loose speed info.
Hard work to get the water out again.
Forum: RV-12 04-19-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,958
Posted By Hotscam
Looks like an exciting trip you did. I also flew...

Looks like an exciting trip you did.
I also flew to the show on tuesday and left thursday morning as the weather predictions looked pretty bad as you experienced.
I had great weather and beautiful...
Forum: RV-12 04-01-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,515
Posted By Hotscam
Just what I did two days ago, but also rivited...

Just what I did two days ago, but also rivited additional aluminium larger ribs on the outer two of the ducati, but these stay below the heat shield.
Fitted thermo strips on various places to get...
Forum: RV-12 03-31-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,515
Posted By Hotscam
Awaiting the Sikent Hektik which is on order I...

Awaiting the Sikent Hektik which is on order I installed the third Ducati today which I always carry as spare since the first one let me down at a bad location for parts.

This time I enlarged the...
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,515
Posted By Hotscam
Yes i have a dual dynon but power switch the...

Yes i have a dual dynon but power switch the fuelpump.
The pump is on at take off and landings at which time the second SV1000 is switched off. These consume about the same current.
Thus the total...
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 20,515
Posted By Hotscam
Just blew the third Ducati in 420 hours. 😡 Charge...

Just blew the third Ducati in 420 hours. 😡
Charge /discharge current started jumping + 3 to - 6 and voltage dropped to 11.9 Volts
The temperature strip i put on shows 85 deg C has been the max while...
Forum: RV-12 03-15-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,821
Posted By Hotscam
The UL information is pretty biased. I know very...

The UL information is pretty biased.
I know very few unhappy Rotax users and in ratio to the amount in the field many unhappy UL users.
Support is pretty poor and very sloppy on SB's, whilst we...
Forum: RV-12 02-09-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 60,776
Posted By Hotscam
The Sikent-Hektik looks the perfect solution....

The Sikent-Hektik looks the perfect solution.
Double the current and compatible.
Not cheap $200 but they warrant for three years
Forum: RV-12 02-01-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 60,776
Posted By Hotscam
I see 12 Amps max which is way too low. 20-22 is...

I see 12 Amps max which is way too low.
20-22 is safe
Forum: RV-12 01-21-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,744
Posted By Hotscam
Just buy a little stereo plug and short the three...

Just buy a little stereo plug and short the three conductors
Or use an old stereo cable for a mobile phone, cut the cable and short the 2 conductors to the screen.
Forum: RV-12 01-20-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,744
Posted By Hotscam
I had the same problem of noise. Removal of the...

I had the same problem of noise.
Removal of the music input wires from the intercom input did the trick. Totally quiet now.
A long unterminated cable running parallel to a lot of other cabling...
Forum: RV-12 12-14-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 23,544
Posted By Hotscam
We had two failing regulators in 300 hours. Both...

We had two failing regulators in 300 hours.
Both just quit during cruise flight and not in extreme ambient temperatures or high engine loads.
The effect was the current reading going from -13 to +...
Forum: RV-12 11-17-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,919
Posted By Hotscam
Checked my floats a week ago as The engine is in...

Checked my floats a week ago as The engine is in the affected range.
7.1 grams for the two, so ok
This works much easier than the syringe job
Forum: RV-12 11-17-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,404
Posted By Hotscam
I measured all the loads including all options...

I measured all the loads including all options installed and estimated the average load of intermittent loads such as auto pilot , nav lights , landing light, etc.
This totals to 15 Amps.
I was...
Forum: RV-12 11-16-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,404
Posted By Hotscam
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http://i62.tinypic.com/2ew04qu.jpg
Forum: RV-12 11-16-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,404
Posted By Hotscam
IMG]http://i62.tinypic.com/2ew04qu.jpg[/IMG] Been...

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Been flying dual screen for two years now and works great.
Current draw is abt 15 amps average out of 20 -22 available.
To save some power we power...
Forum: RV-12 09-15-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,593
Posted By Hotscam
When the kit is of 2000 the battery is 14 years,...

When the kit is of 2000 the battery is 14 years, but guess you mean 2010
I am pretty sure it is the battery.
It cannot deliver high currents any more due to degradation, which is typical for long...
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,472
Posted By Hotscam
We bad the same problem and could not find the...

We bad the same problem and could not find the cause.
Even took the tank out and repressure tested it. No leaks.
Turned out to be the hose clamps around the filler neck.
Like the carb air filters...
Forum: RV-12 05-24-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,329
Posted By Hotscam
I am flying with two SV1000's apilot, ligthing...

I am flying with two SV1000's apilot, ligthing and Adsb for two years now.
I have a switched fuel puump. The second sv has no backup battery
All consumers on except the pump the load is below 85%...
Forum: RV-12 03-13-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,564
Posted By Hotscam
Mine blew last summer. It is perfectly cooled but...

Mine blew last summer. It is perfectly cooled but it gets really hot.

It is a standard Ducati motorcycle regulator and is not made by Rotax.
I ordered it at a local motor cycle shop, but it is not...
Forum: RV-12 02-22-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,142
Posted By Hotscam
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,125
Posted By Hotscam
Non TSO is accepted but Garmin has no other...

Non TSO is accepted but Garmin has no other choice.
I have an 8.33 kHz ICOM 210 in my other RV12 which is fine but does not communicate to Skyview.
Also the flightcom intercom is poor and always...
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,125
Posted By Hotscam
Thats good information, but still does nit...

Thats good information, but still does nit explain the big price difference.
The additonal cost for the 225a above the 200 and the PM3000 account for about $ 1200, so still missing some 700 bucks....
Forum: RV-12 02-15-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,125
Posted By Hotscam
The non certified version of the 225 is $ 1750,...

The non certified version of the 225 is $ 1750, which still adds up to a vanished 900 dollars.
Forum: RV-12 02-15-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,125
Posted By Hotscam
In your link you can also see the 200 in the...

In your link you can also see the 200 in the right for 1199 which is the exoerimental version, which I suppose we need.
Forum: RV-12 02-14-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,125
Posted By Hotscam
Radio intercom puzzle

I have to order the avionics kit in a few weeks for the new 12 I am building now.
Looking at the order forms there is a huge price difference between the US and European version and I cannot work...
Forum: RV-12 02-05-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,063
Posted By Hotscam
E.D.Eliot I fitted a second SV1000 on the right...

E.D.Eliot

I fitted a second SV1000 on the right hand side of the panel and moved the intercom to the left. I did not install a back-up battery on this one, as I consider it a back-up already.
I love...
Forum: RV-12 02-04-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,063
Posted By Hotscam
Great photo. I installed the landing gear top...

Great photo.
I installed the landing gear top fairings to close the holes around the legs. Cold air blowing on your back in winter is not very nice.
Was supposed to go to Texel on monday but it...
Forum: RV-12 02-04-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,063
Posted By Hotscam
Great !! Does the 747 have this also now ?

Great !!
Does the 747 have this also now ?
Forum: RV-12 01-25-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,769
Posted By Hotscam
Joe I purchased the parking brake specifically...

Joe

I purchased the parking brake specifically for the 12 and I get it with the wrong fittings.. AN types for aluminium tubing.

Despite the high cost of the thing VANs forces me to buy 179CA...
Forum: RV-12 01-20-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,631
Posted By Hotscam
Used the ray allen grips but getting 6 wires in...

Used the ray allen grips but getting 6 wires in was very difficult.
I use trim , autopilot engage/disengage and fuel pump on/off from the sticks.
Great grips
Forum: RV-12 01-08-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,730
Posted By Hotscam
It is not an AC generator but a solid state...

It is not an AC generator but a solid state switch giving one puls per revolution of the crankshaft.
The resistor reduces the high impedance of the Skyview input circuit, making it less susceptible...
Forum: RV-12 12-17-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,807
Posted By Hotscam
I hope and assume these are not your pistons...

I hope and assume these are not your pistons Joeri after so few run hours ?
Forum: RV-12 12-15-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 20,958
Posted By Hotscam
I had a lot of water ingress in real intense non...

I had a lot of water ingress in real intense non stop rain for over 12 hours and the 12 tied down next to the runway. First time after many flying hours also in rain.
I could start the engine but a...
Forum: RV-12 12-10-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,067
Posted By Hotscam
Rob Sorry but we were not able to see you at...

Rob

Sorry but we were not able to see you at EHLE today as the program was too intense and we had to return before sunset which is very early now.

Anyway Skyview 7.1 with the airport maps is...
Forum: RV-12 12-10-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,067
Posted By Hotscam
The internet speed is 40 -50 Mb /second wireless...

The internet speed is 40 -50 Mb /second wireless here which is pretty fast.
According to calculation a 10 GB file (yes its a lot of data) will take 5 - 6 hours to get it in the PC.
A nit too fast...
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