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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 07:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By NinerBikes
Just curious, Greg, but is this update in any way...

Just curious, Greg, but is this update in any way related to the plane and the flight school that was looking for a new engine mount too, located in MD, that had some hard landings by a student and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 03:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,946
Posted By NinerBikes
After 2 past flights where Voltage Regulator acts...

After 2 past flights where Voltage Regulator acts normal on run up, but stops charging right upon rotation and take off, showing 12.3 V and -9 to -10 amps, including no charging for the first 12...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By NinerBikes
The D180 is a 1st gen Legacy RV-12 1st gen...

The D180 is a 1st gen Legacy RV-12 1st gen instrument panel.

I consider the Skyview Touch the 2nd generation Legacy RV-12, with the new dashboard design and switch layout.

You probably have to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-16-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By NinerBikes
About 215 hours on a 2015 build... and we were...

About 215 hours on a 2015 build... and we were just looking... Nothing showing smoked rivets, yet, but we almost always fly early in the day, in glassy air, avoiding any type of turbulence. Probably...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-16-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 882
Posted By NinerBikes
Are you talking about smoking rivets? How many...

Are you talking about smoking rivets? How many hours on the plane?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-15-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,573
Posted By NinerBikes
I think he flew today, to Camarillo and back, so...

I think he flew today, to Camarillo and back, so maybe he's looking at this thread once it's time to get his RV-12 back into the hangar. ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,831
Posted By NinerBikes
Same situation here, electric fuel pump sounds...

Same situation here, electric fuel pump sounds like a mini jackhammer inside the cockpit, all the time.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,831
Posted By NinerBikes
Fuses were only blowing when battery tested out...

Fuses were only blowing when battery tested out bad, out of the airplane, on the bench. Owner was lucky recipient of 2 bad batteries in a row, from Spruce Aircraft.

A pig tail with Anderson Power...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,831
Posted By NinerBikes
When we were losing fuel pump fuses when the...

When we were losing fuel pump fuses when the Earth X batteries kept dying, the fuel pump being defective was a consideration for blown fuses as part of a phantom electrical draw on the battery,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,831
Posted By NinerBikes
1. We've lost a few 5 amp fuses. Part of the...

1. We've lost a few 5 amp fuses. Part of the routine now is that we do CCiGARR

Close Canopy, Controls, Instruments, Gas (which includes installing gas pump fuse back in) Attitude, Radio frequencies...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,831
Posted By NinerBikes
Pulling 19 amps on a 165 to 175 aH battery is a...

Pulling 19 amps on a 165 to 175 aH battery is a very heavy load. I would expect the voltage to drop below 12.0.

With a brand new battery, showing 12.85 V at start, the Dynon SkyView Touch usually...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,163
Posted By NinerBikes
Good stuff, DanH!

Good stuff, DanH!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By NinerBikes
What is involved, now, with the annual...

What is involved, now, with the annual inspection, with all of that center console in there?

Does all of that have to come up and out, every annual inspection?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,573
Posted By NinerBikes
Interesting... they move local News Bell...

Interesting... they move local News Bell helicopters, fire fighting water drop helicopters and Crane helicopters all over the airport I frequent on dollies.

I guess the trick is to build the dolly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,573
Posted By NinerBikes
I would put the hand crank in, and put the nose...

I would put the hand crank in, and put the nose wheel on a dolly, problem solved. The dolly would need to cradle the front wheel with some wood. You can put your weight on the back of the plane by...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,573
Posted By NinerBikes
I am assuming he has a "T" shaped hanger, if he's...

I am assuming he has a "T" shaped hanger, if he's backing his plane into the hanger and pushing it..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,573
Posted By NinerBikes
You can buy a 25 to 30$ hand crank winch with...

You can buy a 25 to 30$ hand crank winch with plenty of leverage at Harbor Freight. Should be almost effortless, pulling a mere 750 pounds on wheels, up a gradual slope.

Another question... how do...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,831
Posted By NinerBikes
Pull your battery, and charge it up with a 12v...

Pull your battery, and charge it up with a 12v battery charger for 24 hrs. that will put out 14.8V.

Take it off the charger and take a voltage reading. Should be initially 13.1 to 13.3 volts with a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-09-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,043
Posted By NinerBikes
So would still require finish kit, engine kit and...

So would still require finish kit, engine kit and avionics kits? Anything else?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By NinerBikes
If you live and fly in or near complex C or B...

If you live and fly in or near complex C or B airspace, or 30 mile Veil C airspace of larger commercial airports, the ADS-B In option would probably be a wise investment in yours and all other...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 01-08-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,384
Posted By NinerBikes
It's unicorn powered, and they consume hydrogen...

It's unicorn powered, and they consume hydrogen from water in clouds, exhaust is pure oxygen for high elevation cruising, with wings fabricated out of Unobtanium.
Forum: RV-9/9A 01-08-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,722
Posted By NinerBikes
I split a $130 /hr 172 rental with a friend...

I split a $130 /hr 172 rental with a friend today... I strictly have experience in the friends 1320 # gross rated RV-12. Local airport is 1040 ft elev, most days, the grossed out RV-12 is a 6 second...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,665
Posted By NinerBikes
He's kind of flying a baby RV-9A.... a 130 HP...

He's kind of flying a baby RV-9A.... a 130 HP UL350IS, fuel injected beast, no gearbox, so his engine displacement and power to weight ratio, with the higher compression ratio, adds to the elevation...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,665
Posted By NinerBikes
Curious in terms of TAS and Ground speed on that...

Curious in terms of TAS and Ground speed on that day of taking samples?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 807
Posted By NinerBikes
Everything you need to make your plane 2020 ADS-B...

Everything you need to make your plane 2020 ADS-B compliant.

Dynon HDX 10" unit, GPS 2020 antenna, AdHars, Xspander 261, ADS-B Out. ADS-B In 472 Garmin GTR-200 radio
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,452
Posted By NinerBikes
Running 91 mogas on trips

I am curious if some of you go to the extra effort to keep 100LL out of your engine, gearbox and motor oil when you go on longer trips where you don't refuel back at home, and how some of you might...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-06-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,665
Posted By NinerBikes
it will be interesting to see how the Fuel...

it will be interesting to see how the Fuel Injected 912 iS compares to the ULS Bing Carb'd version, for max elevation.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-05-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,471
Posted By NinerBikes
Here is a 912 UL turbo kit that give you 120 HP...

Here is a 912 UL turbo kit that give you 120 HP for a maximum of 2 minutes. And TBO is down to 1500 hrs.

https://www.912turbokit.com/fly-120hp

The rest of the time, it's much lower rpm's, and much...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-04-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,141
Posted By NinerBikes
Flight Chops is in full swing building his RV-14...

Flight Chops is in full swing building his RV-14 and getting helpers/volunteers involved in getting it completed. Seems it's moving right along! Great team effort, again.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,471
Posted By NinerBikes
The 912UL is 80 hp rated, with some known issues...

The 912UL is 80 hp rated, with some known issues of earlier models fretting the cases. I would be very leery to turbocharge the 80 hp motor version of this.

I'd be more inclined to just run a stock...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-30-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,023
Posted By NinerBikes
I'm 6'5" and sit in my friends RV-12 with nothing...

I'm 6'5" and sit in my friends RV-12 with nothing more than a lawn chair pad under my butt, and a moving blanket folded 4x thick taped to the back rest. I've done 2.5 to 3 hours, I'm 61 and still...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,509
Posted By NinerBikes
Humans are terribly adaptive species. Maybe take...

Humans are terribly adaptive species. Maybe take a Dynon course to familiarize yourself with all the features it's capable of.... it's a very power packed device, with all the bugs on screen,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-25-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By NinerBikes
All I want is Ethanol free 93 octane unleaded...

All I want is Ethanol free 93 octane unleaded Premium Mogas at great prices, for everyone, available at every airport that sells fuel, or gas station for cars. For stocking stuffers, a complete set...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,162
Posted By NinerBikes
I'd say 80 hours is a good first year of flying,...

I'd say 80 hours is a good first year of flying, Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,074
Posted By NinerBikes
Judging by what I see on the FAA Registry, it is...

Judging by what I see on the FAA Registry, it is due by 12-31-19.

AW was issued 12-27-18.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,999
Posted By NinerBikes
Is it possible to build a RV-12 with full paint,...

Is it possible to build a RV-12 with full paint, wheel pants, AP, and a complete new Dynon Skyview Touch to 750#'s, or is it more likely to be 770 -775 pound if fully loaded with goodies in the build?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By NinerBikes
Doesn't Van's sell replacements?

Doesn't Van's sell replacements?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-09-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,999
Posted By NinerBikes
Still looking... lots of older planes with...

Still looking... lots of older planes with D-180's for sale, not moving.

Ideally, I'm looking for a RV-12 with Dynon Skyview Touch or HDX, a Garmin GTR-200 com, a 470 or 472 ADS-B in antenna, (we...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By NinerBikes
15 gallon tank for a good price. Or a couple of 7...

15 gallon tank for a good price. Or a couple of 7 gallon no glug jugs.

https://www.jazproducts.com/store/racing-accessories/utility-jugs
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-26-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 29,964
Posted By NinerBikes
When you pull your new BING floats out of the...

When you pull your new BING floats out of the box, take some pictures of them and post them up here. Maybe also post up the part # you ordered, too, or a link to order from Bing, so others might...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 29,964
Posted By NinerBikes
To be correct, Bing Carburetors has not solved...

To be correct, Bing Carburetors has not solved the sinking float problems with their vendor or supplier. Try another brand of Mogas fuel, instead?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,390
Posted By NinerBikes
I'd give the Dynon tech line a phone call and...

I'd give the Dynon tech line a phone call and have them see if they can help you trouble shoot that radio problem. It might have something to do with the serial port # assigned to the GTR200.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 29,964
Posted By NinerBikes
And what are you running for fuel? 100LL, Mogas...

And what are you running for fuel? 100LL, Mogas E-10, or ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,134
Posted By NinerBikes
Thank you , Joe!

Thank you , Joe!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,134
Posted By NinerBikes
Most are built exactly to plan, and then...

Most are built exactly to plan, and then certified for airworthiness. Which is my understanding what makes them Experimental Light Sport Aircraft.

Experiment Amateur Build, the builder can make all...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,134
Posted By NinerBikes
Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe you need...

Correct me if I am wrong, but I believe you need to take a 120 hr course to get your A&P Certificate? Someone here, set me straight.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,134
Posted By NinerBikes
Security is a little tight at the airports I...

Security is a little tight at the airports I frequent, the teenagers getting into the hangar areas is a unheard of nowadays since 9-11, compared to the 1970's and 1980's where you could hang out at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,134
Posted By NinerBikes
As an owner of a RV-12, then if you are the 2nd...

As an owner of a RV-12, then if you are the 2nd or later owner of an E-AB build, then, unless you already HAVE your A&P, or the 120 hr course, you will be paying annually for someone else with a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By NinerBikes
Were the vent knobs an option or standard with...

Were the vent knobs an option or standard with the legacy model back in 2015? Or should I ask P/N and price?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By NinerBikes
You stated that you wanted to run your avionics...

You stated that you wanted to run your avionics for an extended period of time.


If that's what you want to do, then disconnect your battery and use the PSU. Non issue.

Or leave it connected, and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 24
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Views: 2,134
Posted By NinerBikes
Any 25 amp or above Switching Power Supply that...

Any 25 amp or above Switching Power Supply that you can adjust the voltage to 14.4V could be used.

http://www.megawattpowersupplies.com/

Down at the bottom, you can get a unit for $50. S-350-12...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,363
Posted By NinerBikes
Best price I could get this week for 91 E10 from...

Best price I could get this week for 91 E10 from Conoco Phillips /76 was $3.99 here. So much road tax per gallon is the difference in price. Not driving roads burning gas flying, either. A good...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,363
Posted By NinerBikes
How is the heat and humidty in the summer time,...

How is the heat and humidty in the summer time, there, vs CA ? Beautiful arrangement there.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,260
Posted By NinerBikes
Keep scrolling... there's a lot of A/P's out...

Keep scrolling... there's a lot of A/P's out there too that don't own a RV-12 and work on them.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,260
Posted By NinerBikes
You can see here, once Lionel has taken his RV-12...

You can see here, once Lionel has taken his RV-12 flying again, so you know it's fixed, and working. ;)

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N58CV
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,260
Posted By NinerBikes
Only Lon knows what his fixed expenses per day...

Only Lon knows what his fixed expenses per day are, and what his professional time is still worth. My educated guess is that he is or was able to bill in the mid to high multiple $100's per hour for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,260
Posted By NinerBikes
Hopefully, you don't blow another internal fuse...

Hopefully, you don't blow another internal fuse module. Something tells me you are drawing too much current and that's why the fuse blew. Or you had a low voltage situation from a low battery state...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,260
Posted By NinerBikes
Your per diem costs will exceed the costs of the...

Your per diem costs will exceed the costs of the part when you include shipping costs both ways and turn around times. Trust me on this. Patch wire in a fuse holder at the VR to the switch, behind...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-14-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,285
Posted By NinerBikes
I guess you left CA for good?

I guess you left CA for good?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,701
Posted By NinerBikes
OP, did this ever get resolved, with checking...

OP, did this ever get resolved, with checking carb float bowls for debris?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,260
Posted By NinerBikes
A charge controller with rectifiers also has a...

A charge controller with rectifiers also has a "low side voltage" limit, to prevent damage to the alternator, in the event the battery has a shorted cell. It also should prevent the battery from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,260
Posted By NinerBikes
Most of those fuses, if they go bad, the bad fuse...

Most of those fuses, if they go bad, the bad fuse lights up with a LED to indicate the bad fuse.
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