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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,080
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
That was me. Just contact the lady that owns...

That was me. Just contact the lady that owns Flightline Interiors (I can't remember her name off the top of my head). She will make you thinner seat cushions. She made mine 2 inches lower and it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,513
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
Hey guys, The wings are supposed to come off for...

Hey guys,
The wings are supposed to come off for the annual inspection if you follow the RV-12 maintenance manual. I think a removable connector would be better than permanent wiring. That is what I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 932
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
Talking Better take that plastic sheet and tape off the...

Better take that plastic sheet and tape off the canopy before you fly!
Larry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,483
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
If I were Van's, I would have a little on the...

If I were Van's, I would have a little on the record meeting with all my weldment suppliers. Then I would have my engineering staff round up a "to specification" example of EVERY welded piece that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,727
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
Don't forget that (unless you are building E-AB)...

Don't forget that (unless you are building E-AB) you won't get Van's documentation for your E-LSA build unless you buy all the kits with no deletions from them.
Larry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-27-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,980
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
They weigh the same. I also replaced my gasoline...

They weigh the same. I also replaced my gasoline cracked Lexan window with the plexiglass unit. An uncracked plexiglass window is stronger than a cracked Lexan one!
Larry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2010, 06:23 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 139,102
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
I think the best solution for this problem would...

I think the best solution for this problem would be to use the same kind of lock washers under the engine mount cap screws as we use under the prop attach bolts. Lets see what Van's comes up...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2010, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,078
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
If you don't do the check you could have air...

If you don't do the check you could have air bubbles in the oil pressure system and not know it. Bad news! It is a very easy check. The valve covers have "o" ring seals around the inside periphery...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-06-2010, 06:30 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 21,377
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
Dynon has a blurb sheet that accompanies their...

Dynon has a blurb sheet that accompanies their downloads and info on it changes with every update. For the 5.4 update their instructions said to do a DSAB reconfiguration AFTER doing the 5.4 update....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-03-2010, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,712
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
I am a smidgen under 6-3 and my height is...

I am a smidgen under 6-3 and my height is proportionate between my legs and back. I had to get Abby at Flightline Interiors (she has the contract to make the seat cushions on the 12) to make me a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-30-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 21,377
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
I loaded 5.4 several days ago and flew today to...

I loaded 5.4 several days ago and flew today to check out the autopilot performance. I specifically checked the wind arrow/speed and it was still there in its usual spot. Maybe this doesn't show up...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-23-2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,819
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
REMOVING I/P COVER WITHOUT REMOVING CANOPY

I have removed my I/P cover 4 or 5 times without removing the canopy and it works fine if I do one extra step. I remove the two screws on each side (port & starboard) that are covered by the canopy...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,088
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
Just fly each direction long enough so that you...

Just fly each direction long enough so that you are satisfied that your airspeed and altitude have stabilized and record your readings. Of course, the idea is to fly each leg at the same airspeed and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,948
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
OK, I am not the most literate on the computer. ...

OK,
I am not the most literate on the computer. I went back and clicked on those lock files again and each time I did, the -# in the pop up changes so my previous message is in error. There must be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2010, 12:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,948
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
Thanks Scott, There is no indication on the zip...

Thanks Scott,
There is no indication on the zip file on Van's site, but when you click on it, a pop up appears with another name of the file to download and it had a -3 within that name, so it must...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,948
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
Scott, Just to be totally clear, will the 5.4...

Scott,
Just to be totally clear, will the 5.4 lock file be labeled 5.4 or is the one on Van's web site that is there now (unlabeled as to the version level) the correct one for 5.4. I am not sure...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,489
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
TOO CLOSE TO MOVING PROP

Your statement that being too close to a moving prop scares me too!!! You take readings from the INSIDE of the cockpit with whatever instrument you are using set up so that you can see it from your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,943
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
I am too lazy to drill holes. I just roll my...

I am too lazy to drill holes. I just roll my plane and fly upside down for a few minutes to let the steps drain into attached drinking tubes when I get thirsty on long trips.
Larry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2010, 05:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,234
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
I will certainly agree with Larry G about the...

I will certainly agree with Larry G about the celsius / fahrenheit thing. I think only 100 degrees between freezing and boiling is not sensitive enough for every day living (or flying). I can get...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-20-2010, 05:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,765
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
I think it is play in the gear teeth mesh in the...

I think it is play in the gear teeth mesh in the reduction gear box. I have the same thing.
Larry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,758
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
I was not fueling with plastic cans. While still...

I was not fueling with plastic cans. While still building the plane, I built a tank on a trailer with an electric pump, filters and regulation hose and nozzle, like Larry Geiger has. Only not as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,758
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
RUINED REAR WINDOW

Yesterday, despite all my care and planning not to spill fuel on the rear window, while fueling, the filler tube "burped" and gas splashed onto the polycarbonate. It apparently wicked quickly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,056
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
RUN / WALKAWAY TRIM

Weather or not this incident WAS a trim problem, I am going to modify my take off check list. There is plenty of time for the trim to continue to run to the limit after setting take off trim and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2010, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,933
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
How did you get the screws fastened in the upper...

How did you get the screws fastened in the upper forward portion of the box where it attaches to the tunnel cover? It looks like the top of the box is riveted on. My guess is that you have no...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,723
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
Smile Throttle springs

N800LH (120052) took her first flight this morning under my command! Everything worked great! Only one thing I am not particularly fond of on the whole plane is the sprung full open throttle...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2010, 07:38 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 266,384
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
Smile FIRST FLIGHT

This morning at 1015Z N800LH slipped the surly bonds for the first time! What a GREAT airplane! Flew for a half hour and everything worked properly. Plane may not need any trimming, but a little...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,441
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
Thanks, that explains it succinctly! Larry

Thanks, that explains it succinctly!
Larry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,441
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
So I take that using the NAV button with multiple...

So I take that using the NAV button with multiple way points programmed in the GPS (flight plan?) the autopilot will fly to each point in the order programmed and make whatever turn is necessary to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2010, 05:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,441
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
What is the difference between TRK & NAV with the...

What is the difference between TRK & NAV with the AP74 using the Garmin 496 and no SL-30?
Larry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2010, 05:32 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 21,377
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
Scott, I didn't think of that, obviously! ...

Scott,
I didn't think of that, obviously! However I will have to check how much slack is in the 25 pin connector cable and make sure there is enough to get the D-100 out. I do not have enough slack...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 21,377
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
MORE DYNON RAMBLINGS

It is really not as much a pain in the butt as it sounds.

The real pain in the butt will (I am pretty sure) be for those of us who have the dual display. If you read my earlier thread (DYNON...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 21,377
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
DYNON

Here is what you do (and I have done it - it works!).
You have to download from two places, it doesn't matter which you do first.
At Van's web site go to DOWNLOADS and get the file for the D180 and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-27-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,392
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
Jim, I don't think you have to sit in the right...

Jim,
I don't think you have to sit in the right seat if you have an instructor along. The instructor is PIC and you can sit in the left seat I believe. Thanks for all your posts, they really...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2010, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,724
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
You also need to safety your air cleaners if you...

You also need to safety your air cleaners if you haven't already done so.
Larry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2010, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,677
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
I am getting ready for my airworthiness...

I am getting ready for my airworthiness inspection and I don't think I have a PROGRAM LETTER. What is it, where do I get one, should it have been in the FAA package that Van's sent? I have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,921
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
No one with an ELSA RV-12 has encoder output...

No one with an ELSA RV-12 has encoder output access on their Dynons. Van's set up most of the parameters on our Dynons and Garmin 327s and they are set properly and everything worked and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2010, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,921
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
DUAL DYNONS

I failed to mention yesterday that Ken K said that the wiring glitch in the dual display option resulted in a feedback from the D100 to the D180 and that caused the encoder output from the D180 to be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,921
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
Marty, I think the main reason Van's wants to...

Marty,
I think the main reason Van's wants to control the upgrades to the Dynon is so that we don't accidentally lose the RV-12 set ups that are in the units when we buy the kits. I think...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2010, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,921
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
DYNON

When I say ELSA certification I think I should be saying Van's documentation system (ASTM?) that they have to maintain.
Larry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,921
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
DYNON

Van's HAS enabled the locks and you CANNOT make the updates from Dynon's web site. My dual display does the reboot thing that Dynon talks about, it happened to me today while I was doing a ground...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2010, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,921
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
Dynon ramblings (my ramblings, not Dynon's)

Has anyone else tried to load the Dynon software upgrades into their units? I found that mine wouldn't accept them, giving me an indication that this procedure is locked out through Dynon and to go...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,180
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
MISSING PART

Did you guys notice that the fairing is missing from the nose gear tube. It was on in Mitch's earlier build pictures. What gives, Mitch? Make the plane too Fast?
Larry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,833
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
DUAL DISPLAY

I installed the chart pocket which fits over the tunnel cover. I am not getting the interior kit to save weight. Like the rest of Van's designs, the chart pocket is neat. The ability to set up the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,901
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
POTENTIAL CORROSION

There is an even greater chance of bimetallic corrosion between the bronze bushings where the attach pins go and the wing spars. In the boating industry, aluminum to any copper alloy contact was a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 974
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
Dual display

I received my dual display kit today, and I think I will now have an independent backup for airspeed to the D180. The D100 gets hooked up to the pitot/static system. It appears that at least for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2010, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,215
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
Word to the wise, and a question

I did a dumb thing while installing the AP74 for the auto-pilot system. I didn't really know how long I would have the panel apart to put the AP74 hole in, so I thought I would store the Dynon EFIS...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,620
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
John, You won't put the LRI you are talking about...

John,
You won't put the LRI you are talking about above the panel in a 12 because the top of the panel is on the outside of the plane!
Larry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2010, 04:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,620
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
OK, I answered my own question. With just the...

OK, I answered my own question. With just the master switch on (avionics switch off), the stall warn tone sounds.

The LRI looks like a really good idea and it is a lot better than Dynon's AOA...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,620
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
Who made the LRI you used and where can I get...

Who made the LRI you used and where can I get info on it?
Larry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,620
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
stall warning

Does anyone know the source (generator) of the stall warning tone we hear in our headphones? I believe it is the Dynon EFIS. If the Dynon fails do we not have at least a stall warning? If this is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-27-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,548
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
RV12 TOW BAR

I designed and built a tow bar that also serves as a rudder lock when parked. It is a bit heavy at 4.5 lbs but it I could have lightened it more in the machined aluminum fork area. Someday I will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2009, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,429
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
D100

Scott,
What about the D100 for the copilot side - when do you think that will be released?
Larry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-28-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,521
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
HELLO LEEWARD AIR RANCH

My cousin, Blaine Hoffman, has a home, a Mooney and a Legend Cub at Leeward. He also has pictures on his laptop of progress on 800LH, my RV-12.
I haven't sent him anything lately, as the fusalage...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2009, 05:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,888
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
AUTO-PILOT TIMING

In my humble opinion, Van's ought to supply the 5 small aluminum servo brackets with the fuselage kit even if they have to raise the price by a few bucks. They really need to be installed during...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,204
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
LIGHTS & OTHER OPTIONS

I talked to Ken at Van's yesterday and he said the plans for the light package and the auto pilot were just about finished. He said the next step after plans is to fabricate parts. He also said the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2009, 07:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,780
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
WING ASSEMBLY

Mine took about 10 minutes also. I want to post a picture but can't figure how to do it. Can anyone tell me how you guys are putting pictures on these posts? Does it have anything to do with the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-17-2009, 07:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,883
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
GPS DATA TO ELT

Guys,
If you notice, pg. 42-16 Rev 3, which shows the ELT wire hookup, still shows a BLUE wire for the GPS DATA INPUT. Why would Van's still show this if they did not intend for it to be there. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2009, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,490
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
PITOT SYSTEM

Van's design of this pitot system must be pretty good because in the Pilot Operating Handbook the airspeed calibration table has all the calibrated airspeeds identical to indicated airspeeds from 45...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,442
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
STARTER SOLENOID ADAPTER (TRANSFER PLATE)

The Van's supplied transfer plate can be mounted three other ways from the instructions supplied with the part; flipped up and to the right, up and to the left, & down to the left. Van's showed it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2009, 06:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,945
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
Three questions for Stein

In your "READ THIS BEFORE INSTALLING AVIONICS" sheet that came with the Garmin equipment, switch panel,& and harnesses, item no.4 states that the transponder (GTX 327) is already configured to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,507
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
Smile RV-12 production acceptance procedures

For those of you who, like me, have wondered just exactly what we are supposed to do in the five hours of phase 1, the Van's supplied document (title shown above and referred to as PAP) tells us in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2009, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,542
Posted By LIMA HOTEL
n-numer height?

Mel,
Since 12 inch high numbers & letters are not required for an E-LSA, what is the requirement?
Larry
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