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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,763
Posted By randylervold
I haven't done the whole GoPro thing yet but I...

I haven't done the whole GoPro thing yet but I would think that would make an excellent camera mount! Do the plans explain the top mount option later on? Because there is no mention whatsoever in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,763
Posted By randylervold
Aha, thanks!!

Aha, thanks!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,763
Posted By randylervold
Anyone have any idea why the plans, page 13-02,...

Anyone have any idea why the plans, page 13-02, call for us to drill and tap both the top and bottom on each wing? I don't ever recall seeing a hole in the top skin for any sort of lift or tiedown. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By randylervold
Build site up, follow along!

At the risk of cross posting (I posted a notice in the "My RV Project Build" forum) I just wanted to let the -12 folks know that I finally got my -12iS site up... rv12driver.com...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-05-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By randylervold
RV-12iS - Randy in Seattle

Ok, web site finally up, check it out at www.rv12driver.com (http://www.romeolima.com/rv12-home/), comments welcome.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,744
Posted By randylervold
Wow, good job by Greg and crew!! I think we...

Wow, good job by Greg and crew!!

I think we will all be pleased over time with the direction Van's is now heading. I believe Mitch was a good hire as President; he hired Greg and is quietly making...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,675
Posted By randylervold
Anyone know if the 912iS idle is even adjustable...

Anyone know if the 912iS idle is even adjustable being controlled by the computer and all?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By randylervold
Jim, I知 with you, and that is why I値l be...

Jim, I知 with you, and that is why I値l be omitting the standard stall warning on mine, AoA is a much better system as is widely acknowledged. Of course adjust the audio volume so that you are aware...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,599
Posted By randylervold
I bought one and use it alternately with m...

I bought one and use it alternately with m pneumatic unit. The Milwaukee battery powered unit is just a bit lighter, but not having to fight with the air hose makes it more maneuverable. The stroke...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-25-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,647
Posted By randylervold
Thanks everyone, very helpful comments. I think...

Thanks everyone, very helpful comments. I think I知 going to order a 2 and a 1 with the 2 being used for permanent storage of the entire set and the 1 being used for the specific kit I知 working...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-24-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,647
Posted By randylervold
RV-12iS plans

I just received my wing kit and the plans did not come with another binder as I was expecting. My assumption is that Van's expects us to just keep adding plans to the existing binder, correct?

Seems...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,394
Posted By randylervold
FYI, my emp/tailcone kit was shipped on...

FYI, my emp/tailcone kit was shipped on 10/19/2018 and had the correct parts.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By randylervold
My list

I've built an -8 and -3B before and my list of things important for the -12iS are:

The Avery or Cleaveland close-quarter rivet guide mentioned above
A good pneumatic or electric puller as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,823
Posted By randylervold
Roger, thanks Scott! BTW, really good to have...

Roger, thanks Scott!

BTW, really good to have you here, thanks to both you for your personal effort and Van's for supporting your involvement.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,823
Posted By randylervold
Premium Brake Kit

撤remium Brake Kit, I seem to have missed this. I don稚 see it on any of the order forms, where can I get more info?
Forum: RV-3 01-10-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 989
Posted By randylervold
Background: built/flew an RV-8 for 400 hours,...

Background: built/flew an RV-8 for 400 hours, then built/flew an RV-3B for 300 hours. Based on that experience I much prefer the RV-3/4 rod landing gear. Somehow it feels better, is more forgiving,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,877
Posted By randylervold
My understanding is that Van's was testing and...

My understanding is that Van's was testing and considering the 3-blade version of the ground adjustable from Sensenich. There is a thread in this forum somewhere about it and IIRC the preliminary...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,877
Posted By randylervold
And with BasicMed now an option Sport Pilot...

And with BasicMed now an option Sport Pilot privileges are less important in driving aircraft purchase & selection than before. Still a factor though, BasicMed still DQs some pilots.

Overall though...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,877
Posted By randylervold
Another WhirlWind option

Has anyone installed a constant speed prop on an RV-12? Speaking of WhirlWind... http://www.whirlwindaviation.com/props/100series.asp

The pitot would need to be relocated, and one would need a prop...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,571
Posted By randylervold
Not yet, but I will be. Should have some info on...

Not yet, but I will be. Should have some info on it in a month or so, plan to mount a Dynon heated pitot with AoA ports out in the left wing forward of the main spar. Still working out the parts and...
Forum: RV-3 01-05-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 54,919
Posted By randylervold
Mike (and all), Well, I'm back in the RV world...

Mike (and all),
Well, I'm back in the RV world after over 9 years. Long story short, I've now joined Dynon and moved to the Seattle area. Since I now work in the avionics space, and no longer have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,857
Posted By randylervold
Thanks Scott, seen lots of those before!

Thanks Scott, seen lots of those before!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,857
Posted By randylervold
What are "spring clamps"?

What are "spring clamps"?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By randylervold
I'm only 5'10" but with a long spine and shorter...

I'm only 5'10" but with a long spine and shorter legs. On my demo ride in the RV-12iST I found that I was too close to the canopy and made a mental note. When I order my interior from Fliteline I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By randylervold
Thanks Tony, PM sent.

Thanks Tony, PM sent.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By randylervold
Good points Tony, there are clearly two valid...

Good points Tony, there are clearly two valid points of view on this issue. Doug will append "RV-12iS" to the forum name shortly, we can keep considering splitting it off.

Off-thread issue, I see...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By randylervold
Sounds like a good catch. For the benefit of us...

Sounds like a good catch. For the benefit of us all have you communicated this to Van's?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,273
Posted By randylervold
dwranda, I was most disturbed to read your post....

dwranda,

I was most disturbed to read your post. I joined Dynon just before OSH this year as V.P. Marketing & Sales so this is now my responsibility. Being responsive in every way to our customers...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By randylervold
Split the RV-12 forum?

I split this topic off into its own thread for discussion/consideration, it was off topic where it was but an important issue for the community here.

When I read the suggestion I thought "hmm, that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,599
Posted By randylervold
pneumatic puller adjustments?

Great, will try that this weekend, thanks Scott!


Is there any adjustment to lengthen the stroke a bit so that it finishes the pull every time rather than half the time in my case?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,936
Posted By randylervold
EXCELLENT information Scott, thank you! This is...

EXCELLENT information Scott, thank you! This is information unavailable builders/consumers, we would have to dig very hard to find it and even then may not. We really should split info like this off...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By randylervold
EXCELLENT information Scott, thank you! This is...

EXCELLENT information Scott, thank you! This is information unavailable builders/consumers, we would have to dig very hard to find it and even then may not. We really should split info like this off...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-06-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,756
Posted By randylervold
Isn't that true for any application? RV, Bonanza,...

Isn't that true for any application? RV, Bonanza, Cessna, Cirrus, whatever.
Forum: RV-3 12-05-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 125,417
Posted By randylervold
Love the turtledeck!

Love the turtledeck!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-05-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,628
Posted By randylervold
As the OP of this thread my intent was simply to...

As the OP of this thread my intent was simply to collect some data on the ratio of cert paths builders have chosen, not to debate the relative merits of each.

I am going the E-AB route with my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-05-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,936
Posted By randylervold
I have used the adhesive-backed aluminum foil...

I have used the adhesive-backed aluminum foil tape methods with a number of aircraft installations in the past and found it to be a simple and effective solution.

I surmise from this thread that the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,599
Posted By randylervold
Didn’t know the pneumatic pullers were...

Didn’t know the pneumatic pullers were adjustable, I’ll check the manual. Mine requires a second trigger pull about half the time. Already running it at 90 psi.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,628
Posted By randylervold
Anyone else?

Bump on this to try to increase the survey sample size. Anyone not voted?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,599
Posted By randylervold
That looks like an excellent solution, does it...

That looks like an excellent solution, does it always fully complete the pull with only one trigger stroke?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By randylervold
You receive a printed copy with the kit that they...

You receive a printed copy with the kit that they use as a packing list, it is handy for locating the small parts in the little bags, but I知 not aware that an electronic file has ever been...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,599
Posted By randylervold
Pneumatic squeezer

And a pneumatic squeezer, though not necessary, sure makes the work flow faster. I've used mine a fair amount already just in the VS on my -12iS.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-26-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By randylervold
Nice! Did you put the lower end fairings on as...

Nice! Did you put the lower end fairings on as well?
http://buyplaneparts.com/rv-12-light-sport-aircraft-main-gear-fairings-set-of-4/

On my list.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-26-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,596
Posted By randylervold
I've been thinking ahead to paint schemes myself,...

I've been thinking ahead to paint schemes myself, and the -12 is such a fundamentally different shape that schemes that work on a "regular" RV just won't work on a -12. Still, I have some ideas in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-26-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,596
Posted By randylervold
Congrats!

Congrats Mike, nice job!

I'm new to the -12 world; is the process for correcting a wing heavy condition the same as for a normal bent trailing edge? And does one adjust the entire flaperon or just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2018, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,750
Posted By randylervold
Radical idea

Well here's a radical idea: why not just use CS4 rivets on the entire wing skin back to and including the fwd spar? Of course not with an E-LSA, but I'm going E-AB, hmmm.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,750
Posted By randylervold
Thanks, good to know. I assume you're looking at...

Thanks, good to know. I assume you're looking at drawing 17, rev 2, 03/14/18. My understanding is that the wings are the same for -12 and -12iS, but since this drawing is newer perhaps it was rev'd...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,384
Posted By randylervold
Nice!

Great to have these options available!

To first time builders, or those who are intimidated by electronics wiring: you have no idea how much time and hassle these fully developed panel options will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2018, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,485
Posted By randylervold
That痴 actually not true. If you can get the...

That痴 actually not true. If you can get the manufacturer (Van痴) to do a full conformity inspection, and the aircraft hasn稚 been changed in any way so that it does actually conform, then a new SLSA...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 657
Posted By randylervold
PM sent, thanks!

PM sent, thanks!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,750
Posted By randylervold
This is fabulous information John, good job on...

This is fabulous information John, good job on the research! I can't get your web site to come up, has it been taken down?

It occurred to me that I could dimple certain sections and use the flush...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,145
Posted By randylervold
Tom, you crack me up! Actually I have been...

Tom, you crack me up!
Actually I have been thinking about paint schemes and do have a few ideas, but the shape of the -12 is very unlike the traditional RV shape so many of the popular RV schemes...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,314
Posted By randylervold
Thanks. That looks like exactly what Van's did...

Thanks. That looks like exactly what Van's did with their RV-12iST too. I'd just like to know if I need to drill some holes in my VS ribs for a snap bushing path for the cable which is what I'll...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,145
Posted By randylervold
Absolutely true, but retrofitting a new panel,...

Absolutely true, but retrofitting a new panel, and a few other things I知 planning, sure seems like a lot of unnecessary work. Some things might not even be possible, at least cleanly.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-02-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,314
Posted By randylervold
VOR antenna

Van's appears to have located the cat whisker antenna in the same location on their RV-12iST. Does anyone have a recommendation on a specific antenna and/or pictures of how they mounted it?

I know...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-02-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,145
Posted By randylervold
New RV-12iS builder intro

Hello RV-12 forum,

I've just started into an RV-12iS project and would like to introduce myself and let you know what I'm up to with this build. Of course I'll be seeking assistance from those here...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-30-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,519
Posted By randylervold
Use a smart charger

As long as the charger you have is a 都mart charger you値l be fine, connect it up and enjoy getting to know the SkyView. The battery will buffer any demand imbalance. Leave the charger on for a day...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,408
Posted By randylervold
I'm looking for a better quality pneumatic blind...

I'm looking for a better quality pneumatic blind rivet puller too. Anyone tried one of these...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,116
Posted By randylervold
There we have it, thanks for the confirmation!

There we have it, thanks for the confirmation!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,116
Posted By randylervold
Brian, I don't know. I've never had chance to put...

Brian, I don't know. I've never had chance to put my hands on one, but the McFarlane site says "Coarse adjustments are made by pushing the knob inwards or pulling the knob outwards. Fine adjustments...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-21-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,116
Posted By randylervold
Thanks for pointing that out Dale, sorry for...

Thanks for pointing that out Dale, sorry for assuming. Is throttle creep a problem with the fuel injected iS, or only the ULS?
Forum: RV-14 09-18-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,531
Posted By randylervold
Metric fasteners don't help either. As appealing...

Metric fasteners don't help either. As appealing as the light weight is the metric thing would be a dealbreaker for me... how many metric fasteners are on your plane?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-17-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 30,554
Posted By randylervold
Good point, virtually all EFIS systems use either...

Good point, virtually all EFIS systems use either GPS or pitot/static "aiding", most use both to some degree.
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