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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,887
Posted By scottmillhouse
My local airport picks tenants based upon...

My local airport picks tenants based upon perceived income so if there is a hanger open and you have a twin, naturally you will annual two engines and buy twice the fuel so you move ahead of single...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-17-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
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Views: 1,056
Posted By scottmillhouse
The VAF brain trust did it again. Left mag about...

The VAF brain trust did it again. Left mag about 29 degrees with right at 25. Changed to 24. Hopefully that is the issue. I donít know if Lycoming set it wrong or if it drifted in last 10 hours. Next...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-16-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
CHT
Views: 1,056
Posted By scottmillhouse
Looking through all my Savvy Analysis data I see...

Looking through all my Savvy Analysis data I see that I have not had a notable cylinder head temperature drop yet. Actually the first two hours at 75%+ full rich circling the airport is looking...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 11
CHT
Views: 1,056
Posted By scottmillhouse
I used all the tricks I could identify for...

I used all the tricks I could identify for baffles including glassing in the ramp ends and creating a backer plate with plate nuts so all rubber is 100% sealed to baffle aluminum. no gaps, sealed...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
CHT
Views: 1,056
Posted By scottmillhouse
Standard Slick mags both sides. I will check...

Standard Slick mags both sides. I will check timing.. assumed correct since new from Lycoming but? All CHT go high but #2 usually 10 higher, surprising since it is front. Also #2 EGT shows a lower...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 11
CHT
Views: 1,056
Posted By scottmillhouse
CHT

Stock RV-7A with new Lycoming IO-360, Hartzell CS prop, 10 hours time since new. Very tight baffling with no air leaks. Oil temperature at around 180 so I think I'm getting good flow and pressure....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,039
Posted By scottmillhouse
As a data point I put my cube between the two...

As a data point I put my cube between the two pumps on the cockpit side of the firewall and have otherwise met all other red cube criteria on a RV-7 with IO360. Similar to stock RV 10 and 12...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,361
Posted By scottmillhouse
I don't think the 2 day LSA course is the way to...

I don't think the 2 day LSA course is the way to go. I have gotten a repairman certificate for each of the 3 E-AB I fully built plus by taking the 2 day LSA class for a purchased 12 and then also...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By scottmillhouse
I did the fuel flow testing and then since fueled...

I did the fuel flow testing and then since fueled did an unplanned start attempt. Darn lucky I did not have a fire since I had the sniffle line dumping direct upon exhaust... never occurred to me...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By scottmillhouse
I just recently did my first start and made lots...

I just recently did my first start and made lots of mistakes that the good folks at VAF helped me work out. Used to carbs and auto fuel injection. Following mistakes:

1. Cranking engine without...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-16-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By scottmillhouse
Weather permitting I will be there. I don't have...

Weather permitting I will be there. I don't have hanger space for two planes so sadly my RV-12 will be up for sale at Oshkosh. Just posted an ad in VAF classified. See it first at this fly-in before...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-11-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,844
Posted By scottmillhouse
I painted my recent 7 myself and the paint and...

I painted my recent 7 myself and the paint and materials alone was over $3000 plus 3-month long paint/prep sessions involving hundred of hours. If they are doing all the fiberglass prep I'd say...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-10-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,547
Posted By scottmillhouse
Name a location and time /date and I'll be there....

Name a location and time /date and I'll be there. If any one is on the fence deciding what RV to build, I can share my experience with the difference and similarities between the 12 and the 9 or 7...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,039
Posted By scottmillhouse
To echo Scott, I just finished my RV-7A using...

To echo Scott, I just finished my RV-7A using Van's IO-360 with Hartzell prop and FWF kit. Everything fit with no modifications required installed per plans. Obviously you have deviated from the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-29-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By scottmillhouse
I have done this three times and all have...

I have done this three times and all have followed about the same. For Targa strip the forward part has corresponded to a line slightly forward of the visible roll bar and in your case Stika line....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,214
Posted By scottmillhouse
To actually answer your questions, there is no...

To actually answer your questions, there is no way of knowing by year started or year finished. You have to ask the builders if they incorporated the changes. Everyone builds and buys the sub-kits at...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-25-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,341
Posted By scottmillhouse
From my experience that glide ratio may be a...

From my experience that glide ratio may be a little optimistic since the engine is running and probably putting out some thrust. When you shut down the engine and stop the prop it may not be as good....
Forum: Southeast 06-25-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,473
Posted By scottmillhouse
Just finished my RV-7A in Huntsville area. First...

Just finished my RV-7A in Huntsville area. First flight soon but Prattville is too far south during Phase I flying. Scott Carmichael, sclookout@aol.com, is building a RV-12 in Prattville. Just flew...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,943
Posted By scottmillhouse
To echo Tony, I always have updated from the...

To echo Tony, I always have updated from the Dynon files when posted to their site and found that existing configurations don't change where Vans posting may change your custom settings to RV-12...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By scottmillhouse
Thanks for all the advise. I should have...

Thanks for all the advise. I should have researched this before first start attempt but ….I was doing fuel flow testing and was going to drain all fuel for W&B and on impulse decided to do an engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By scottmillhouse
ok from the collective wisdom then is this...

ok from the collective wisdom then is this correct for start?

1. the boost pump is only used to prime with 2-3 seconds cold and 0-1 second warm. Not at all like carbureted engines when you could...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,318
Posted By scottmillhouse
Lycoming IO 360 flooding

Brand new Lycoming IO 360 from Vans on first start on my new 7A. This is my first experience with a fuel injected engine. Standard Vans Airflow Performance boost pump and Lycoming Precision stock...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By scottmillhouse
I put the ADAHRS and transponder behind the...

I put the ADAHRS and transponder behind the baggage bulkhead and was easily able to get everything attached to the bulkhead behind the panel including extras like two fuse sub-panels, a strobe...
Forum: Texas (North) 05-17-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,337
Posted By scottmillhouse
It may be far away for you but I just did...

It may be far away for you but I just did transition training in a 7A with Danny Hughes, 828-850-5857. He is located in Hickory, North Carolina but he was coming to visit his children in my area so...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By scottmillhouse
Unless they changed things you cannot have two...

Unless they changed things you cannot have two GPS sources since Vans used up all the serial ports for the Skyview on the RV-12. GPS works fine under cowl for either version.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By scottmillhouse
Did you actually mount and finish the windscreen...

Did you actually mount and finish the windscreen first? Donít know your experience but on mine I had to do a lot of frame adjustment and shimming to fit and match on both parts. Rear canopy frame was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,618
Posted By scottmillhouse
I have found that contrary to Vans procedure on...

I have found that contrary to Vans procedure on zeroing first on longerons, that for my plane and procedure it does not then reference to the 71.4 requested and could allow you to get a degree off....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By scottmillhouse
Thanks your correct. I was over thinking this and...

Thanks your correct. I was over thinking this and remembering from my fixed pitch installation. Looks like the prop must stop long before TDC for clocking to be correct with only this one way to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-10-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By scottmillhouse
Prop /crankshaft clocking

First, I have a new Lycoming YIO-360-M1B and Hartzell C2YR-1BF/F7472 prop new from Vans. Engine has Lycoming long term storage and this is the first it has been rotated. I pulled the plugs and want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By scottmillhouse
After looking through notes I see they considered...

After looking through notes I see they considered the 9A time as in type (make, model) but I still want a couple of hours to ramp up to the 7A since I have been flying a 12 the last 5 years.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By scottmillhouse
LODA

Is there a directory somewhere of CFIs with LODAs? Insurance requires 5 hours in make and model. They have waived that due to my 9A time but I still want some time with a CFI before first flight. If...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By scottmillhouse
I see you do not have the engine mounted. STOP...

I see you do not have the engine mounted. STOP now and ignore the cowling until you get the engine and prop mounted. I don't think the scribe lines are consistent. If I used mine, my left side would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,530
Posted By scottmillhouse
I echo Johns opinion on HBC. Hedi did an...

I echo Johns opinion on HBC. Hedi did an outstanding job. I have been to SNF over a dozen times usually volunteering parking planes at HB and this was my first time at HBC. It was very friendly and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-09-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,770
Posted By scottmillhouse
CS or fixed, just like nose or tail wheel or...

CS or fixed, just like nose or tail wheel or prime or not, is an opinion. I equate a fixed prop to driving a standard transmission car in just one gear. It works but not optimum for all situations....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-09-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,770
Posted By scottmillhouse
constant speed on a 12

Personally I think a constant speed would be a great improvement on a 12 like it is on any plane. It would not be a LSA but I expect about a 300' take off and 1600 fpm climb and a top speed of around...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-30-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,656
Posted By scottmillhouse
Noted, I don't disagree but lot of things require...

Noted, I don't disagree but lot of things require compromises when building. We will see by my empirical testing in flight. My cover installation was to tie the snorkel, baffle assembly together as a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-29-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,656
Posted By scottmillhouse
Harley style baffles

Finished up baffles after snorkel fit- besides the inlet adaptations I used backing plates with nut plates to seal all rubber to baffle aluminum for no seepage gaps. I struggled with my 9 to seal...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,339
Posted By scottmillhouse
it does not work. Goggle search shows a 2018 pdf...

it does not work. Goggle search shows a 2018 pdf but not 2019 that I can find.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-13-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,656
Posted By scottmillhouse
On X it is for structural support to tie it all...

On X it is for structural support to tie it all together. I am aware of a decrease in the perceived inlet area from the X portion. Do note that it is above the filter with a gap, permitting full air...
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-12-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,656
Posted By scottmillhouse
After all the tales of whoa, surprisingly mine...

After all the tales of whoa, surprisingly mine fit with lots of trials and small cuts at baffle side. No butchering and glass work. Appears it is designed to fit a real Lycoming and not a clone....
Forum: ADS-B 02-25-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 801
Posted By scottmillhouse
Did it over two years ago. That was before Vans...

Did it over two years ago. That was before Vans sold the kit with the wires the correct length with pins. No problem, straight forward, just be sure to up date the GPS sources to the 2020 on serial...
Forum: RV-10 02-15-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,684
Posted By scottmillhouse
My experience with a monitor

I thought that would be a great idea. I ordered and installed a similar unit on my car first to try it out.

First I was concerned by the large cap size for our restricted area and the fact that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,578
Posted By scottmillhouse
Not sure I agree with the comment on the Rotax...

Not sure I agree with the comment on the Rotax being car simple. It has it's own unique issues. The Lycoming is 1950s simple. If run frequently you have only 500 hours maintenance on mags and plugs...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,578
Posted By scottmillhouse
Built and flew both

My opinion: Built a 9A and flew it 536 hours and now about 350 hours for a 12. I'd say if you can do it all yourself, maintenance costs are probably slightly less for the Lycoming. Everything costs...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-05-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,169
Posted By scottmillhouse
Skyview Touch to be discontinued?

I just recently received my Skyview Touches for my current project. (Cut panel with switches and the HDX shadows them so I wanted the Touch)

They told me they will very soon quit selling them. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,047
Posted By scottmillhouse
That is probably only true for the older D180...

That is probably only true for the older D180 RV-12s, The Skyview one is only powered when master is on. Follow wiring from outlet between seats to panel and tap in. Just insure total load does not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 363
Posted By scottmillhouse
Can't help you on that but do note Lycoming...

Can't help you on that but do note Lycoming Engines is located in Williamsport, Pa and not in Virginia.

Grew up there back in the late 50s and 60s where they were the biggest local employer with...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-13-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,032
Posted By scottmillhouse
Wow- very impressive. Looks like a lot of fun. I...

Wow- very impressive. Looks like a lot of fun. I never thought of our little go anywhere machines landing on ice. I guess that comes from living in the sunny south. Our only ice is when we get 1/2"...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,526
Posted By scottmillhouse
My frame fit perfectly just needing a nylon...

My frame fit perfectly just needing a nylon spacer washer added to each side at the front pivot. I guess they vary. The 12 frame was unlike the 7 and 9 slider frames that needed lots of work to get...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-07-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 854
Posted By scottmillhouse
As one of many opinions: I always start doing...

As one of many opinions:
I always start doing paint after initial assembly and fitting. Here in Alabama you have about a 6 week window of the right temperature range in the Spring and fall. For my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2019, 07:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,761
Posted By scottmillhouse
Weatherstrip kit

Does it have Vans weatherstrip kit installed? If not download plans and in particular add the foam near the cowl hinges. I only get drafts from center between the seats around rear of flaperon...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-02-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,512
Posted By scottmillhouse
The 12 kit is so superior to the 9 or 7 kits. (I...

The 12 kit is so superior to the 9 or 7 kits. (I know having build a 9,7 and a 12). Everything is fully engineered and detailed for you and all the parts fit. Almost no fabrication. Pulling rivets...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-30-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,166
Posted By scottmillhouse
I changed one carb over weight floats out last...

I changed one carb over weight floats out last year and saved floats. Reweighed my floats for annual and out of curiosity also weighed old floats. After a year they dried out and are within spec. No...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-29-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By scottmillhouse
FWF plans for IO show a drain line going to lower...

FWF plans for IO show a drain line going to lower firewall
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-28-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By scottmillhouse
Thanks

That answers my questions so I now know this is normal. Wish I had the previous answer last night. Valve leaked a sticky oily mess onto my front tire over night. I now have a drain line connected to...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-28-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By scottmillhouse
Sniffer valve function

Working on FWF with my new IO-360 from Vans. Just installed the sniffer valve. When I pulled the plug to insert the valve about a cup of oil drained out. Engine is long term storage from Lycoming....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-26-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,202
Posted By scottmillhouse
My experience

I also had low pressure issues on take off but only with full fuel. I had just the tank vent. Added the vent in gas cap with the idea that with full fuel take off angle may have fuel blocking the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,678
Posted By scottmillhouse
Been there done that

You will love the change to CS. My opinion it is a perfect fit for the 9 with it's wide speed range. I made the swap with my 9A back in 2008. Swap should be a no brainer with cowl matching up...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,194
Posted By scottmillhouse
Before getting excited make sure that you have a...

Before getting excited make sure that you have a good/fully charged battery for adequate cranking speed. A weak battery with a low crank speed may not start a Rotax.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,138
Posted By scottmillhouse
I've flow my 12 everywhere I flew my 9 including...

I've flow my 12 everywhere I flew my 9 including yearly to Oshkosh. As others have said it just takes a little longer with more fuel stops. I do enjoy being faster than the Cessna 172s using only...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 10-26-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,890
Posted By scottmillhouse
Of note the tip up on the 12 and 14 is very well...

Of note the tip up on the 12 and 14 is very well engineered with much more pre-fabricated as compared to the 6 and 7. I felt the 12 as a tip up was much easier than the slider 9s and 7s I built so I...
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-23-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By scottmillhouse
Perfect, Thanks and a lot less mess too I'm sure....

Perfect, Thanks and a lot less mess too I'm sure. Don't know why I did not expect it but about a cup of oil ran out when I removed the front plug and made a mess. I can see a rear plug so I guess...
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