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Forum: RV-12 02-12-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,170
Posted By John-G
Ben- It is like most things ... if there is a...

Ben- It is like most things ... if there is a will there is a way. That said, I think you could perform the necessary steps if you are really careful and have lots patience. However, my vote is make...
Forum: RV-12 02-09-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,649
Posted By John-G
John - I would be curious to know if the hose...

John -

I would be curious to know if the hose clamps were changed at the time the hoses were replaced. The factory Rotax hose clamps are a constant tension type that expand and contract with the...
Forum: RV-12 02-04-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By John-G
Rob- Don't remember there being an issue with a...

Rob-

Don't remember there being an issue with a gap where the skins overlap on the flaperons.

Have you checked to make sure the flanges on the ribs are not slightly over-bent or under-bent by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By John-G
I ran into this very exact issue. I had...

I ran into this very exact issue. I had (incorrectly) assumed that the builder policy would remain in effect until I received the airworthiness certificate. So a couple of weeks prior to the AW...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 79,150
Posted By John-G
Steve- First the disclaimer …. don’t own a 3D...

Steve-
First the disclaimer …. don’t own a 3D printer and know nothing about creating 3D CAD drawings, but I’m very interested in learning more about the process so have been watching this...
Forum: RV-12 01-15-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,563
Posted By John-G
Congratulations on your successful first flight....

Congratulations on your successful first flight. I hope you receive many hours of pleasure flying over the UK countryside with that "RV grin".
Forum: RV-12 01-13-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,111
Posted By John-G
Tacco - I had a similar experience which turned...

Tacco - I had a similar experience which turned out to be mainly caused by the added F-1270A & F1270D doublers on the outside of the fuselage interfering with the inboard edge of the bottom wing...
Forum: RV-12 01-08-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By John-G
Jeff - I looked at my plans and the nutplate...

Jeff - I looked at my plans and the nutplate shown on both version 2 and 3 of section 49-12 show the nutplate in question as a K1000-3 and not a K1000-8 you are referring to.
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By John-G
Oleg - The main landing gear legs that came with...

Oleg -

The main landing gear legs that came with my kit were not primed but the nose gear leg assembly came with a white powder coating. For sure you will want to prime your main gear legs if they...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-31-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,100
Posted By John-G
Bob - Just had a thought which I feel may be an...

Bob -

Just had a thought which I feel may be an eloquent non-adhesive solution for holding the aluminum pieces together for welding.

You mentioned the pieces you want to weld have flanges .... my...
Forum: RV-12 12-31-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 108,839
Posted By John-G
Jim- Thinking about it Dale is probably right...

Jim-

Thinking about it Dale is probably right about 8mm being the size for the hex socket needed and it is in the HF hex set.
Forum: RV-12 12-30-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,175
Posted By John-G
David ... Thanks for posting the video and...

David ...

Thanks for posting the video and especially for including the shot of the "ice grippers" you use to get your bird back into the hangar. After 35 + years out in California I'm still...
Forum: RV-12 12-30-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,253
Posted By John-G
Was surprised to find my bushing came off during...

Was surprised to find my bushing came off during the first week or so of testing ... I too had used blue Loctite as suggested in the plans.

Ordered a new bushing and installed it using a thin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,100
Posted By John-G
Bob, I think you would be better served if you...

Bob,

I think you would be better served if you were to use a few small strategically located pieces of duct tape to hold the parts together so the welder can lay down a couple of tack welds on the...
Forum: RV-12 12-30-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 108,839
Posted By John-G
Jim, I purchased a set of inexpensive metric...

Jim,

I purchased a set of inexpensive metric 3/8" drive hex sockets from Harbor Freight. The set had the correct size for the engine mounting hardware ... which, if memory serves me correctly, was 6...
Forum: RV-14 12-29-2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,241
Posted By John-G
Turner- You really don't need anything to secure...

Turner-

You really don't need anything to secure the backing strips to the lens. I used waxed cord to temporarily hold the strips in place while a couple of screws could be installed. Below is a...
Forum: ADS-B 12-07-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,017
Posted By John-G
If you are interested in finding a convenient...

If you are interested in finding a convenient power source in the vicinity of the instrument panel, there is a spare unused +12 volt source on the back of the AV-50001 switch & fuse module on pin 6...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-29-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,367
Posted By John-G
Mark, I would be looking at it from another...

Mark,

I would be looking at it from another angle .... the software requirements for app package that comes with the bore scope and total current draw. You will want one that says it is compatible...
Forum: RV-12 11-24-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,122
Posted By John-G
Ted – There are two separate issues here you are...

Ted – There are two separate issues here you are contending with … but they are inner related. To expand on the good info Joe gave you, the following is a thumbnail sketch regarding the transponder...
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2017, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,771
Posted By John-G
Well done!

Paul-

That is a really nice video tutorial highlighting the overall construction of your RV-12. Nicely done!!!!!

Happy flying!
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By John-G
Scott, Thanks ever so much for pointing out the...

Scott,

Thanks ever so much for pointing out the spelling errors ... appears the spellchecker I used didn't catch the typos if they were all capital letters. Of course, there were a couple of places...
Forum: RV-12 11-19-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By John-G
RV-12 Checklists For The Dynon SkyView

The weather in NE Ohio has been terrible lately … so finally got around to finishing up the SkyView checklists for the RV-12 that were begun long ago, but never completed. Although aimed at the...
Forum: RV-12 11-15-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,508
Posted By John-G
Hi Stan, It would be helpful if you were to also...

Hi Stan,

It would be helpful if you were to also give us a little more info about your RV-12 so references to the proper wiring drawings can be made. Is it an older RV-12 that has the audio panel or...
Forum: ADS-B 11-11-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,031
Posted By John-G
Don - Soldering to the circuit board isn't...

Don - Soldering to the circuit board isn't necessary is it? Unless you are wanting to make a permanent tap.

If a permanent tap is not the case, I would suggest first try using a sharp pointed object...
Forum: ADS-B 11-11-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,031
Posted By John-G
Don - You could try making a simple data probe...

Don - You could try making a simple data probe using a 2 volt LED diode and 300 ohm resistor. I don't know how to post a graphic in this text so will refer you to page 9 of the ACK E-04 instillation...
Forum: RV-12 11-06-2017, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,956
Posted By John-G
One method that works well for me is to soak the...

One method that works well for me is to soak the bearings in Stoddard solvent if you can find it or Mineral Spirits then blow the old chunks of grease off the bearing with air. A small paint brush...
Forum: RV-12 10-27-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,297
Posted By John-G
Allan, With the control stick in the full aft...

Allan,

With the control stick in the full aft position, move the anti servo tab until it is approximately 1 7/8" higher than the stabilator .... measured from trailing edge to trailing edge. Then...
Forum: RV-12 10-22-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By John-G
Congratulations Joe !!! The first flight is a...

Congratulations Joe !!! The first flight is a real rush of emotions to be sure.

Regarding your slightly heavy left wing, I had that too .... before bending up the flaperons take a very close look...
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2017, 06:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,131
Posted By John-G
Art ... you have received good suggestions so...

Art ... you have received good suggestions so far. I would also like to add take a very close look at the throttle return springs attached to the throttle arm ... they have a propensity to break over...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,983
Posted By John-G
+4 regarding the use of rivnuts on an aircraft....

+4 regarding the use of rivnuts on an aircraft. For the record there are no rivnuts on my RV-12 because of the previously mentioned long term issues with them .... was just providing an answer to the...
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 09:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,983
Posted By John-G
David, Aircraft Spruce has an inexpensive rivet...

David,

Aircraft Spruce has an inexpensive rivet nut setting tool and also sells the rivet nuts keyed and unkeyed.

Here is a link to the tool:...
Forum: RV-12 09-24-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 818
Posted By John-G
Brett ... it is a tight fit to be sure. You may...

Brett ... it is a tight fit to be sure. You may want to try cutting away a little more of the white blocks to to make the slots wider ... this will give you a little more room. Next attempt to really...
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,029
Posted By John-G
I agree, the Aircraft Specialty fuel hoses for...

I agree, the Aircraft Specialty fuel hoses for the RV-12 are a top notch product ... I too am very pleased with them.
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2017, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By John-G
Rob ... I installed a second landing light in...

Rob ...

I installed a second landing light in my left wing because I too wanted wig-wag operation. In addition to running the power and pulse wires to the additional landing light, all that is...
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,697
Posted By John-G
Congratulations! Hope you have many hours of...

Congratulations! Hope you have many hours of pleasure in the coming years.
Forum: RV-8/8A 09-08-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,429
Posted By John-G
Check wing skin aft of rear spar

I'm not sure if this will help you .... but I'll throw it out there for you to consider. My RV-12 had a slightly heavy left wing which was solved by tweaking the wing skin aft of the rear spar. A...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 545
Posted By John-G
I'll begin by saying I have no hands on...

I'll begin by saying I have no hands on experience with your landing gear ... but the first thing that came to mind is that the check valves inside the pump unit must be allowing hydraulic fluid to...
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,436
Posted By John-G
Thanks for clarifying that Scott ... I was not...

Thanks for clarifying that Scott ... I was not aware there was an additional change to the muffler design after the switch to the straight down exhaust design ... of which my RV-12 was one of the...
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,436
Posted By John-G
Kukla ... I don't remember there being any steps...

Kukla ... I don't remember there being any steps in mounting the engine that were difficult ... it is very straight forward actually.

For drilling the 3/8" holes into the firewall, I did use a...
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,730
Posted By John-G
David, My first ADSB-470 box did not work...

David,

My first ADSB-470 box did not work either. When looking at the settings for Port 2 (or whatever port yours is attached to) you should be seeing BOTH the Rx and Tx counters increment … mine...
Forum: RV-12 08-25-2017, 07:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,153
Posted By John-G
You are correct about the part number of 4112...

You are correct about the part number of 4112 being a non steeping version .... I have one of those as well. Apparently, at one time they came in different versions spade leads and wired .... there...
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,153
Posted By John-G
Tom .... Just curious as to why you find the...

Tom .... Just curious as to why you find the voltage stepping on the Silent Hektik F-4118 regulator objectionable? My understanding is that the voltage stepping is also beneficial for AGM batteries...
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,360
Posted By John-G
Kyle -- To deselect the monitoring of the AP...

Kyle -- To deselect the monitoring of the AP disconnect wire enter the Setup Menu (press buttons 7 & 8 simultaneously) then scroll down and select Autopilot Setup. When in the Autopilot setup menu...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,360
Posted By John-G
Alex .... Actually, with the 5 K resistor being...

Alex .... Actually, with the 5 K resistor being on the AV50000 module it insures the continuity of all the wires in the disconnect path because the disconnect originates from pin 15 which is the 5K...
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,360
Posted By John-G
Resurrecting this old thread … for I too have...

Resurrecting this old thread … for I too have been experiencing the “autopilot disconnect broken” warning message on the SkyView. Although I do not have a solution beyond what has been previously...
Forum: RV-12 08-18-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,559
Posted By John-G
I used a long piece of 1/8" thick aluminum bar...

I used a long piece of 1/8" thick aluminum bar stock as a spacer taped so it was tight to the prop backing plate and adjusted the fit of the cowls accordingly. Also waited until the engine was hung...
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,876
Posted By John-G
Rob -- Yes, the landing light lens can be a...

Rob --
Yes, the landing light lens can be a challenge to be sure. I have had the lens on both my landing lights on & off a couple of times and have found a fairly easy way to accomplish the task all...
Forum: RV-12 08-12-2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,090
Posted By John-G
Panel mounting PAI 700 compass a failure.

Update: Instillation of Precision Aviation Inc. PAI 700 compass in the RV-12 instrument panel is a failure. However, an Airpath C2300 whiskey compass works just fine …. Go figure!

As mentioned in...
Forum: RV-12 08-12-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,876
Posted By John-G
Rob, My guess is since the much improved RV-12...

Rob,

My guess is since the much improved RV-12 seen at Oshkosh has a left landing light, you could also install one ... with an OK from Van's just to make sure. If they say no not for the 912ULS...
Forum: RV-12 08-11-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,058
Posted By John-G
In a situation with a total radio failure and all...

In a situation with a total radio failure and all else is working fine... wondering how well a hand held would get out using the ELT's antenna cable connected to the hand held?

On the RV-12...
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,745
Posted By John-G
Doug - You have the general idea .... I would...

Doug - You have the general idea ....

I would suggest trying to first get an idle speed that is in the ballpark using Van's suggested idle speed range. Moving forward, while adjusting the...
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,430
Posted By John-G
Lukla, I do not remember stumbling across any...

Lukla,

I do not remember stumbling across any gotchas during the instillation of the Dynon SkyView, Knobs and associated goodies ... everything is pretty much straight forward. If memory serves me...
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,745
Posted By John-G
Doug ... when using the CarbMate one carb becomes...

Doug ... when using the CarbMate one carb becomes the "reference" and the other carb is adjusted to match it. It really does not matter which carb is the reference as long as the other carb is...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-05-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 92,015
Posted By John-G
Vlad, Have been following your epic journey and...

Vlad,

Have been following your epic journey and have thoroughly enjoyed all the great photos along with reading about all the interesting places you visited along the way.

I have friends in MI a...
Forum: RV-12 07-22-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,809
Posted By John-G
Ron - A word of caution: I looked into the unit...

Ron - A word of caution: I looked into the unit you are using a little while ago and ruled it out ... the manufactures web site for the product says "NOT FOR GASOLINE!".

I would caution others...
Forum: RV-12 07-21-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By John-G
Mike - I realize the following suggestion will...

Mike - I realize the following suggestion will not help your immediate concerns ... however, that said, I found purchasing the Van's RV-12 CD to be very helpful because it contains all the build...
Forum: RV-12 07-21-2017, 05:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By John-G
This is why I wholeheartedly suggest printing the...

This is why I wholeheartedly suggest printing the four quadrants & center matrix blown-up on at least 4' x 3' paper. Typically one only chases one or two wires at a time from either the Options or...
Forum: RV-12 07-21-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,142
Posted By John-G
Mike - The two wire bundles you are referring...

Mike - The two wire bundles you are referring have connector shells that are marked fuselage and options.

Looking at the wiring drawing for the RV-12, you will see both the fuselage and options...
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,045
Posted By John-G
Looking forward to meeting other builders as well...

Looking forward to meeting other builders as well ... I'll try to be there too.
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 807
Posted By John-G
A few years back when I got my demo ride I was...

A few years back when I got my demo ride I was there Monday morning when the gates opened and sprinted to the Van's tent. Amazingly, quite a few people were already there but I did get my name on the...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,390
Posted By John-G
Jim- My powerplant kit was one of the very first...

Jim- My powerplant kit was one of the very first kits shipped after Van's made the change to the exhaust system that moved the muffler a little further from the oil cooler. Kits shipped prior to mine...
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2017, 08:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 864
Posted By John-G
Jack -- Judging by the description of your high...

Jack -- Judging by the description of your high current event I would suspect it was a result of a slightly low battery. The Rotax engine's power source is not like an automotive alternator where...
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