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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-09-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,247
Posted By randylervold
Having wheel pants without a way to access the...

Having wheel pants without a way to access the valve stem would be a non-starter for me, especially when it's so easy to build in a solution when you're installing them. I didn't invent this but I've...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,934
Posted By randylervold
I wouldn’t even consider drilling a hole without...

I wouldn’t even consider drilling a hole without deburring/chamfering appropriately! ;-)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,934
Posted By randylervold
Steve, I think I will do the same. I believe...

Steve, I think I will do the same. I believe Lycoming starter rings have their holes at 30 degree intervals and that always worked well for balance weights. Thanks!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,934
Posted By randylervold
Hmm, would it make sense to drill a series of...

Hmm, would it make sense to drill a series of evenly spaced holes near the perimeter in during construction to provide for this? Maybe Van's should add this to their design?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,934
Posted By randylervold
I’m familiar with balancing Lycomings, can anyone...

I’m familiar with balancing Lycomings, can anyone advise the procedure for a Rotax? There is no starter ring (aka “flywheel”) to attach the weights to, where are the weights normally installed?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-31-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By randylervold
My thoughts on...

My thoughts on priming...
http://www.romeolima.com/rv12-home/const-paint/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,632
Posted By randylervold
FEA = Finite Element Analysis. An essential part...

FEA = Finite Element Analysis. An essential part of the aircraft design process these days.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2019, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,632
Posted By randylervold
Yes, I attended, it was a very worthwhile...

Yes, I attended, it was a very worthwhile presentation. Lot's of info on how the 912iS is improved over the 912ULS, how they made significant improvements in the entire installation package as well...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,465
Posted By randylervold
I feel stupid, where'd you see the announcement?...

I feel stupid, where'd you see the announcement? I can't find it. And we do need some real numbers in order to make an informed decision.

One deal killer for me with any 3-blade prop is that most of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,414
Posted By randylervold
Just checked my log: including the ASTs,...

Just checked my log: including the ASTs, prepping/priming all parts, and installing the fiberglass tips was about 16 hrs.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,772
Posted By randylervold
Adjustable set holder like...

Adjustable set holder like this...
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/setholder.php

Must have! You'll be spending way too much time shimming otherwise. Make sure whatever you order will...
Forum: RV-4 03-21-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,137
Posted By randylervold
Wow, stunning! Love the way you angled the...

Wow, stunning! Love the way you angled the instrument panel, and the side consoles w/switches are very nicely done as well.

Nice choice on avionics too (full disclosure, I now work at Dynon)!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By randylervold
Indeed, so true!

Indeed, so true!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,562
Posted By randylervold
Which Randy?

Which Randy?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,058
Posted By randylervold
Ditto, my experience and procedure exactly. The...

Ditto, my experience and procedure exactly. The thicker bracket-type parts tend to have larger burrs so I always debur those holes.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-27-2019, 02:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By randylervold
We will be announcing some adjustments to the...

We will be announcing some adjustments to the complete SkyView offering during the next month. SkyView Classic will not be discontinued however.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-27-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By randylervold
Jesse, you've been involved with Dynon for a long...

Jesse, you've been involved with Dynon for a long time, I can't believe you haven't been here before. Would love to show you around, and lunch would be on me!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-26-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By randylervold
Rookie, As others have advised, the best thing...

Rookie,
As others have advised, the best thing is to spend some quality time working through various flight tasks with each system. The problem is that accessing the various units for such a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,092
Posted By randylervold
Perfect, good to have in this thread for the...

Perfect, good to have in this thread for the archives!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2019, 10:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,092
Posted By randylervold
Scott, I understand what you're trying to...

Scott, I understand what you're trying to explain: if looking at the spar stub from aft, if one removed an even margin for the 180° radius then you'd have double what is needed removed from the 12:00...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2019, 12:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,092
Posted By randylervold
Link is no longer valid, likely a casualty of the...

Link is no longer valid, likely a casualty of the web site update. Anyone know the current location?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,440
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, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,440
Posted By randylervold
Aha, thanks!!

Aha, thanks!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,440
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, 05:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,521
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, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,482
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, 05:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,509
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, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,770
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, 01:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By randylervold
Jim, I’m with you, and that is why I’ll be...

Jim, I’m with you, and that is why I’ll 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, 02:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,007
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, 06:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,504
Posted By randylervold
Thanks everyone, very helpful comments. I think...

Thanks everyone, very helpful comments. I think I’m 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’m working...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-24-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,504
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, 11:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,331
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, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 986
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, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,559
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, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,559
Posted By randylervold
Premium Brake Kit

“Premium Brake Kit”, I seem to have missed this. I don’t see it on any of the order forms, where can I get more info?
Forum: RV-3 01-10-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,365
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, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,845
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, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,845
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, 07:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,845
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 01-06-2019, 11:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,294
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, 02:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 60,735
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, 06:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,239
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, 02:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,239
Posted By randylervold
What are "spring clamps"?

What are "spring clamps"?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
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, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,022
Posted By randylervold
Thanks Tony, PM sent.

Thanks Tony, PM sent.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,022
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, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 718
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, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,805
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, 07:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,022
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, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,007
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, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,132
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, 09:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 611
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, 10:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,465
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, 07:50 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 137,734
Posted By randylervold
Love the turtledeck!

Love the turtledeck!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-05-2018, 12:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,148
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, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,132
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, 08:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,007
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, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,148
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, 02:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,007
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, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 828
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’m not aware that an electronic file has ever been...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,007
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.
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