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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By DaleB
Ah, Schlitz. The beer that convinced me I hated...

Ah, Schlitz. The beer that convinced me I hated beer.


(I got better.)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 07:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,755
Posted By DaleB
Amen, brother. I'd have probably ended up with a...

Amen, brother. I'd have probably ended up with a routine procedure instead of an MI if I had not hesitated to go to the doctor with some odd, non-specific symptoms... simply because I didn't want...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By DaleB
Bill of sale and registration. As you'll learn...

Bill of sale and registration. As you'll learn in pilot training, AROW... Airworthiness certificate, Registration, Operating limitations and Weight & balance sheet. That's what you need in the...
Forum: RV-12 09-15-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By DaleB
Too rich?

Well, today was my first longer trip post-inspection. A little under an hour each way. EGTs look low to me. Ignore the fuel flow... for whatever reason, after having the fuel pump out our fuel...
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By DaleB
Also check WOT RPM on the ground, no wind, with...

Also check WOT RPM on the ground, no wind, with the engine at operating temperature (meaning oil temp. at 180 or higher). Static RPM should be 4960 to 5020.

Not a bad policy. I generally like to...
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,023
Posted By DaleB
I've consistently seen higher fuel burn in mine...

I've consistently seen higher fuel burn in mine (completed in 2011, now with a little over 400 hours) than others I have talked to. A friend on field will walk away from me in cruise while burning...
Forum: RV-12 09-09-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By DaleB
Not to mention... there are no flexible hoses...

Not to mention... there are no flexible hoses aft of the firewall. It's even possible an insect, cottonwood lint or something could have gotten into the fuel line while we had the tank out. Not to...
Forum: RV-12 09-08-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By DaleB
Sigh. Our condition inspection seems to be, a...

Sigh. Our condition inspection seems to be, a long last, finished save for a couple of deferred squawks. We made two test flights this afternoon.

Tapping on the fuel pump had no effect. I finally...
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By DaleB
As stated, this is NOTHING AT ALL like a typical...

As stated, this is NOTHING AT ALL like a typical vernier throttle. Does not operate the same way at all. There would be no difference whatsoever flying with this or a regular throttle cable.
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,297
Posted By DaleB
Angry Facet fuel pump failure mode??

We’re just finishing up our CI, or trying to. 2011 RV-12 with 400 hours. We sealed up a slow leak in the fuel tank, so before trying to run the engine I put 5 gallons of fresh alcohol free mogas in...
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 805
Posted By DaleB
I installed one bought directly from McFarlane. ...

I installed one bought directly from McFarlane. Van's sells them also. Pricey, not hard to install, and worth every penny. I've had NO throttle creep whatsoever since installing it, and power...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,477
Posted By DaleB
http://www.rayallencompany.com/products/accessorie...

http://www.rayallencompany.com/products/accessories.html

Look at the SPD-1.
Forum: RV-10 09-04-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,828
Posted By DaleB
Wow... now there's a bit of an adjustment in...

Wow... now there's a bit of an adjustment in project scope and budget.

You do know you'll be halfway through the RV-10 and have more kids, right? :)
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By DaleB
As promised, pics of the cracked part. The crack...

As promised, pics of the cracked part. The crack was pretty obvious. Some of the paint had flaked off before (appears not to have been scuffed before priming). I used a screwdriver blade to verify...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,254
Posted By DaleB
Don't think that's a thing. I bought a partially...

Don't think that's a thing.

I bought a partially completed project from another builder. Sold the finish kit and fuselage kits... then bought another fuse kit. Never had any trouble with any of...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-29-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By DaleB
Just a quick question... what did you use to...

Just a quick question... what did you use to apply the primer? When we did the rear window of our -12 I used a 1" foam brush. Ha! Life expectancy is about a minute, the primer attacks the foam...
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,405
Posted By DaleB
I snug the bolts down until I have to thump the...

I snug the bolts down until I have to thump the blade with the heel of my hand to get it to move. It stays put while the bolts are tightened. The trade-off is that the blade likes to stick, then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,246
Posted By DaleB
Having just finished doing some work in that...

Having just finished doing some work in that area... It is quite possible to have the torque tubes drilled incorrectly, the pushrods different lengths, and still have the plane fly straight...
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 578
Posted By DaleB
:)...

:)

https://www.rotoscopers.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/29.jpg
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,770
Posted By DaleB
Why not just use a dab of the same paste used for...

Why not just use a dab of the same paste used for your spark plugs? I don't know that you're really going to get a solid enough contact area between regulator and sheet metal other than in the...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,114
Posted By DaleB
I have a set of RV-8 gear leg fairings waiting to...

I have a set of RV-8 gear leg fairings waiting to be cut & installed. I'll need to replace the upper and lower intersection fairings though.

There's another 12 on the field with them installed. ...
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By DaleB
Sure, I'll get a couple of pics when I'm at the...

Sure, I'll get a couple of pics when I'm at the hangar again tonight (assuming I'm not on this "emergency" work call for the rest of my natural life). The location is pretty much exactly as shown in...
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,795
Posted By DaleB
My SB 14-12-06 experience

So, during our condition inspection I checked the bearing bracket brace for cracks, as usual... and there it was. A big ol' horizontal crack. Nuts!

So, for whoever at Van's designed this...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-17-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,927
Posted By DaleB
Oh. Ouch. Yes, but only in a dive. :D

Oh. Ouch.

Yes, but only in a dive. :D
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,363
Posted By DaleB
I saw an indication of this very thing in the...

I saw an indication of this very thing in the construction drawings. When I called Van's to ask about ordering the part in question, I was told there was no such thing.

Yes, I did ask them. I was...
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,363
Posted By DaleB
I sure do wish!!! I really want to do something...

I sure do wish!!!

I really want to do something similar -- build replacement panels to correct some cosmetic issues as well as a couple of minor changes. I really don't want to rip everything apart...
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2018, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,405
Posted By DaleB
We've been chasing a similar issue. Once in a...

We've been chasing a similar issue. Once in a while we get a "FUEL FLOW HIGH" alarm, with flow showing as high as 10+ GPH. In our case it seems to almost always be above 7000 DA, consistent with...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,284
Posted By DaleB
Yes, that was my point... DARs make mistakes...

Yes, that was my point... DARs make mistakes sometimes. Except for Mel, of course. :)
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,284
Posted By DaleB
Unless someone just made a mistake. Mine is...

Unless someone just made a mistake. Mine is E-LSA with the name of the builder listed as the manufacturer. I would assume, though, that today DARs -- and especially the DAR in this case -- would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,107
Posted By DaleB
Given what I know about battery powered stuff and...

Given what I know about battery powered stuff and how manufacturers seem to develop specs (wildly optimistic calculations based on 12 year old girls riding them downhill), I just assume that for me...
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,059
Posted By DaleB
I've heard several rumors... anything from a...

I've heard several rumors... anything from a gross weight limit increase to 1500#, all the way up to "Sport pilots can fly anything up to Basic Med limits, but can only carry one passenger". I've...
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,069
Posted By DaleB
I only tie down on rare occasions, so I install...

I only tie down on rare occasions, so I install when needed and normally have them in the glove box. So far, in fact, I think I've only used them at Oshkosh. The rest of the time I just chock the...
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,061
Posted By DaleB
He's building a 12iS, it's got way different...

He's building a 12iS, it's got way different plumbing.
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,811
Posted By DaleB
That can be a concern with devices that warm up...

That can be a concern with devices that warm up during use. A digital level or inclinometer uses so little current that there will be no measurable rise in temperature during use.
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,811
Posted By DaleB
It's in the KAI and the maintenance manual - I...

It's in the KAI and the maintenance manual - I always look it up and never rely on memory. The bolts use Nord-Lok washers, reusable if you have to remove them.
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 15,811
Posted By DaleB
How nice of them to release that the day after we...

How nice of them to release that the day after we pulled the spinner off to start our condition inspection.
Forum: Safety 07-09-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,898
Posted By DaleB
Even smart dogs are pretty stupid by human...

Even smart dogs are pretty stupid by human standards. I'd never allow mine to run loose at an airport, and mine's pretty smart -- for a dog. That means about like a highly mobile but slightly...
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,770
Posted By DaleB
D-180, yes. I don't remember watching the charge...

D-180, yes. I don't remember watching the charge current. The regulator is pretty quiet, voltage is rock steady and I haven't had any trouble at all since installing it in Oct. or Nov. of 2016.

I...
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,770
Posted By DaleB
Yup. My F4118 cost me over $300 by the time I...

Yup. My F4118 cost me over $300 by the time I paid shipping. Pricey, but supposed to be WAY better than the Ducati regulator, and I wasn't in the mood to roll the dice on the JD clone regulator...
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,770
Posted By DaleB
http://www.silent-hektik.de/UL_R_912.htm From...

http://www.silent-hektik.de/UL_R_912.htm

From their web page:
- over voltage shoutdown >15,4V 2%
- over temperature alarm >70°C 10%
- extra extended heatsink surface
- redundant minus...
Forum: RV-12 06-25-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,214
Posted By DaleB
Stack all the pieces, then add epoxy? Almost...

Stack all the pieces, then add epoxy? Almost seems like cheating. :)
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,241
Posted By DaleB
I can't imagine that any wind limitation doesn't...

I can't imagine that any wind limitation doesn't just refer to surface winds only. It's not unusual at all to see 40 to 50+ knot winds aloft around here, even at relatively low altitudes. I have a...
Forum: RV-12 06-10-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,988
Posted By DaleB
Rainbow was the only one I found. I went down to...

Rainbow was the only one I found. I went down to Denton TX for the weekend when they had it there.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-08-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,694
Posted By DaleB
Another angle on this. I did a pre-buy...

Another angle on this. I did a pre-buy inspection of the RV-12 I ended up buying. I took along a very well qualified person (ME, EAA tech counselor, multiple builder including RV-6 and RV-12). ...
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2018, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,734
Posted By DaleB
Trust me, the breakout force adjustment in the...

Trust me, the breakout force adjustment in the manual is correct. Having the friction too high makes it VERY difficult to steer in any wind conditions (including calm). I let mine get too stiff due...
Forum: RV-12 06-03-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By DaleB
I have the Silent Hektik regulator. It's very...

I have the Silent Hektik regulator. It's very stable and electrically quiet, as it certainly should be given its price. The only thing I don't like is that it's designed for Li batteries, and steps...
Forum: RV-12 05-15-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,930
Posted By DaleB
If there is one thing my airplane is not short...

If there is one thing my airplane is not short of, it's paint. Trust me.
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,930
Posted By DaleB
Nice! Thanks for posting that. It’s about time...

Nice! Thanks for posting that. It’s about time to commence the condition inspection on ours. Perfect time to stick in some foam blocks.
Forum: RV-12 05-10-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,014
Posted By DaleB
If nothing else, you were able to blow a...

If nothing else, you were able to blow a considerable amount of dust off the canopy. :-)
Forum: RV-12 05-08-2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,486
Posted By DaleB
Mine doesn't have a lot of clearance between the...

Mine doesn't have a lot of clearance between the oil cooler and muffler either. I don't worry if the oil temp nudges into the yellow a bit during climb. It's not too high, just the low end of the...
Forum: RV-12 04-29-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,097
Posted By DaleB
I bought this one...

I bought this one (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006JR8XBG). It claims 0.05 degrees resolution with +/- 0.2° accuracy. Needless to say I was skeptical and ready to return it.

What I have...
Forum: Safety 04-27-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,814
Posted By DaleB
Tom, I'm glad you and the doc caught it in time...

Tom, I'm glad you and the doc caught it in time to prevent something more serious. I won't bore you all with my story, but yeah... don't shrug off unusual things happening, they may be symptoms of...
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 34,363
Posted By DaleB
And worth every penny when you need them.

And worth every penny when you need them.
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2018, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,898
Posted By DaleB
John, congrats -- I only hope I live long enough...

John, congrats -- I only hope I live long enough to see ours pass the 1200 hour mark. Only about 800 more to go.
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,898
Posted By DaleB
So is the prototype still running the 912ULS, and...

So is the prototype still running the 912ULS, and if so has it been overhauled? Or is that the one that's been morphed into the IS?
Forum: RV-12 04-13-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,485
Posted By DaleB
Neither could I. A small (like, 125# or so)...

Neither could I. A small (like, 125# or so) pilot could. I'm not in any danger... ever. Interestingly, when I played around with the numbers I don't think I could get the CG too far forward...
Forum: RV-12 04-12-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,467
Posted By DaleB
Now, there's a slick idea. Thanks!

Now, there's a slick idea. Thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By DaleB
I did the same. When I realized that I had about...

I did the same. When I realized that I had about $20K worth of airplane parts and tools in the garage and storage unit, I asked and found that my homeowner's policy wouldn't cover it. Nor would it...
Forum: RV-12 04-06-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,570
Posted By DaleB
When I do use flaps for takeoff I almost always...

When I do use flaps for takeoff I almost always have them raised before the end of the runway. It's not always a guarantee, though. I have just developed the habit of glancing out along the wing...
Forum: RV-12 04-04-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,687
Posted By DaleB
Yeah, I think we'll do that as well. The raw...

Yeah, I think we'll do that as well. The raw glass / epoxy doesn't look great. Since we're using Sika for the canopy, black seems like a good choice.
Forum: RV-12 04-04-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 34,363
Posted By DaleB
I'd definitely call and ask about it. They...

I'd definitely call and ask about it. They shipped mine in less than a week.
Forum: RV-12 04-04-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,687
Posted By DaleB
Thanks for the feedback, guys. I've done a tiny...

Thanks for the feedback, guys. I've done a tiny bit of fiberglass work, but not for a long time. I have the fabric and peel-ply on hand, as well as what I think/hope will be plenty of West Systems...
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