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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 12,890
Posted By jamescone
Liability for sold plane

Does anyone have any experience or advice regarding an experimental plane that was sold and then was involved in a crash?
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2010, 02:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,223
Posted By jamescone
Kit number 1 flies

Hello all,

After several medical problems for me and a death in my family, I finally finished serial number 120001 and it flew with a local flight instructor at the controls. He said that it flew...
Forum: RV-12 03-23-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,553
Posted By jamescone
Question for Mel

Mel,

My MIDO does not seem to have done an ELSA before and they seem to be giving me conflicting information about what forms are required and what else is needed to get an DAR to inspect the...
Forum: RV-12 03-13-2010, 01:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,950
Posted By jamescone
Fuel pump noise

Be aware that if you pull the fuse for the fuel pump, you also shut off the avionics cooling fans. I thought that my fans had failed and checked all of the wiring and connectors and powered the fans...
Forum: RV-12 11-12-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,997
Posted By jamescone
Garmin manuals

Marty sent me a copy of the manuals, but they are protected and I can't post them. I sent Marty's email to Doug and asked him to post the email attachments.
Forum: RV-12 11-10-2009, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,997
Posted By jamescone
Mark, If you send me a copy, I will scan it in...

Mark,

If you send me a copy, I will scan it in to a PDF file and post it on the site.
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,665
Posted By jamescone
Don't use silicone

Do not use silicone spray anywhere near your aircraft unless you don't care if the paint sticks. It is nearly impossible to remove silicone from surfaces that will be painted and paint will not...
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2009, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,739
Posted By jamescone
Mine was backwards too. I was able to swap the...

Mine was backwards too. I was able to swap the pins in the connector even with the heat shrink activated. Instead of pulling on the wire using the removal tool, I pushed on the pin with the removal...
Forum: RV-12 09-30-2009, 02:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,665
Posted By jamescone
I am maksing off and painting the inside of the...

I am maksing off and painting the inside of the canopy that is covered on the outside by Fiberglas, not between the Fiberglas and the canopy.
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2009, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,665
Posted By jamescone
Another solution

Instead of dyeing the Fiberglas, you can mask off the canopy on the inside and paint the canopy on the inside. I have done this on 6 RV's and it works well. Use 3M fineline tape to outline the area...
Forum: RV-12 09-27-2009, 01:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,546
Posted By jamescone
Trim motor problem

Mine does not work at all and I cannot get to the pot to adjust it. The pot does not seem to be lined up with the hole. Does anyone have a suggestion as to how to get access to the pot?

I have no...
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2009, 04:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 701
Posted By jamescone
Error on page 45-07

I sent the following message to Gus at Van's about an error on page 45-07. The picture is correct on the plans. The instructions are in error.

Gus,

On page 45-07 step 2, it calls for the ES...
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,338
Posted By jamescone
Bob beat me to the answer.

This is what I got too.
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2009, 02:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,735
Posted By jamescone
installing nutplates in dificult places

Here is an easy way to install nutplates when you can't get at the back side of the mounting. I used this technique to install nutplates for the ELT antenna bracket that I got in a recent care...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,150
Posted By jamescone
lighting up the panel

I installed my back up battery and when I turned the box over, the Dynon ws running just fine all by itself on the bench. It works great in the panel too. It just does not have any engine...
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2009, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,804
Posted By jamescone
Try pulling the GPS out and you will see why this...

Try pulling the GPS out and you will see why this will probably not work assuming that you can even get the GPS to seat in the mount with a spring in between it and the GPS.
Forum: RV-12 08-23-2009, 05:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,804
Posted By jamescone
Smile Easy one handed GPS removal

I devised an easy way to remove the GPS and as it turned out it was easier if I did it with one hand. Here is how I did it and the link at the end of this post is a link to the pictures.

1. Mark...
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,952
Posted By jamescone
Transponder rack spacers

I put them between the attach angles and the transponder rack at the front where the two screws on each side go. The spacers are pieces of .040 aluminum with two holes that line up with the holes in...
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2009, 01:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 728
Posted By jamescone
Radio rack problem p42-09

When you mount your radio rack for the SL-40, if you follow the instructions on page 42-09, you will have to remove the rack when you get to step 4. That step says to attach the antenna to the rear...
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,952
Posted By jamescone
Trouble inserting the transponder

I filed off the stack angles where I thought the lightening holes blocked insertion of the transponder, but still could not get it in the rack. I tried bending the angles out, but that did not work...
Forum: RV-12 06-24-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,896
Posted By jamescone
Kit number one

When Van's first talked about the possibility of building a light sport plane, I got on the phone to Tom Green and told him that I wanted the first kit. He said "I don't know why anybody would want...
Forum: RV-12 06-23-2009, 01:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,246
Posted By jamescone
Cutting the canopy

I found the best and fastest way to cut the canopy is to use a small Dremmel cutting disc in a die grinder. The reinforced discs are about 1 1/4 inch in diameter. The discs are very thin as well. ...
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,357
Posted By jamescone
Jim Cone's canopy problems

I have been working on my canopy and had a few problems that may help vanheads avoid repeating.

First, the hole for the canopy latch was predrilled by Van's too far aft by about a 1/16th inch to...
Forum: RV-12 06-10-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,480
Posted By jamescone
Jim Cone update

I went to Italy for a little over two weeks for a hat sighting and you guys all passed me on your projects. So now I am reading your posts to find the "gotchas". I have been busy catching up on...
Forum: RV-12 06-09-2009, 11:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,480
Posted By jamescone
Service notice?

I went to Van's site and can't find a service notice about the fuel tank window. Where is it?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,392
Posted By jamescone
Service to our country

Grandfather: US Army WWI
Father: US Navy WWII
Younger Brother: Retired USAF, Vietnam
Younger Brother: US Navy, Vietnam
Me: Retired USAF Lt. Col., Vietnam, Pilot AC47 Gunship
Forum: RV-12 04-19-2009, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,328
Posted By jamescone
Here are a couple of tips that I use all the...

Here are a couple of tips that I use all the time. When a washer is called for in a tight place, I super glue it in place. Use a tapered bolt as described below to line the washer up with the hole....
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2009, 12:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By jamescone
Page 32-09 step 1 problem

The plans on page 32-09, step 1 say to cut the edge protector 3 3/16” long. I did and then found that they are about 3/8” too short to go all the way around the hole for the flapperon torque. I...
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,622
Posted By jamescone
The fans have an arrow showing which way they...

The fans have an arrow showing which way they blow. You can mount them with either side down so you can have one up and one down.
Forum: RV-12 04-16-2009, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,681
Posted By jamescone
It took me more than four hours to get mine to...

It took me more than four hours to get mine to work. I called Gus at Van's and he said that it was ok to enlarge the hole in the arm rest to allow the switch to get closer to the pin. I had to...
Forum: RV-12 04-13-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,024
Posted By jamescone
I got a note from Gus at Van's saying that it is...

I got a note from Gus at Van's saying that it is not powder coated because of the bearing that is welded into the part.
Forum: RV-12 04-12-2009, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,024
Posted By jamescone
Flap handle question

For those of you who have their finish kit, is your flap handle powder coated? Mine was not so I painted it. It would look better if it matched the control sticks.
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2009, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,044
Posted By jamescone
Marty, I made a post on 3-30-09 that answered...

Marty,

I made a post on 3-30-09 that answered your question. Search my posts to find it.
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,112
Posted By jamescone
My black and white wires were not inserted. I...

My black and white wires were not inserted. I put female pins on the orange and the wht/blu wires because it was easy to do and and the pins in the connector are all female. It would be harder to...
Forum: RV-12 03-31-2009, 02:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,112
Posted By jamescone
They are for a 9 pin D-sub connector that is used...

They are for a 9 pin D-sub connector that is used to update the Dynon 180. You need female pins. The tool to install them is not too expensive. Get one with a four pin crimp, not the ones that...
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2009, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,112
Posted By jamescone
Finish Kit glitches

I sent Gus at Van's a note and here is his response:

On 29 Mar 2009 at 23:08, James Cone wrote:

From: "James Cone" <jimnbev@olypen.com>
To: "'Gus Funnell'" <gusf@vansaircraft.com>
Subject: RV-12...
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 965
Posted By jamescone
I also had to ream out the bearing so that the...

I also had to ream out the bearing so that the bolt would go through.
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2009, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,044
Posted By jamescone
I have an extensive supply of aircraft parts and...

I have an extensive supply of aircraft parts and so I just took one from there. I also found some wires that did not have the pins needed to install into the D-sub connectors. Again, I had a supply...
Forum: RV-12 03-29-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By jamescone
I assume that I will be getting the missing items...

I assume that I will be getting the missing items when they get them packaged up. I posted a list of the missing items earlier and I have been keeping a list of pages and steps that I have had to...
Forum: RV-12 03-29-2009, 12:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By jamescone
page 31-13 suggestions

Page 31-13 step 2 says to install two Adel clamps to hold the wires that run over the rudder pedals. I could not figure out how to install the clamps without taking the rudder pedals out. There is...
Forum: RV-12 03-25-2009, 01:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,000
Posted By jamescone
More finish kit tips

Here are a couple of tips that will save you some headaches.

There are four really tiny snap bushings to install. The ones in the rear are easy because you can get at them. The ones in the front...
Forum: RV-12 03-24-2009, 12:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,044
Posted By jamescone
Finish kit part shortage

So that everyone does not have to call Van's to report shortages, I got the following from Gus at Van's when I reported a wire not called out for installation.

12 FIN SHORTAGES/ERRORS So far...
Forum: RV-12 03-22-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,173
Posted By jamescone
Wiring tips

Here are a couple of wiring tips that will make the job easier.

It is easier to cut and install the ring terminal and the but connector on the cooling fans while they are on the bench. Then all you...
Forum: RV-12 03-22-2009, 12:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 863
Posted By jamescone
Finish kit wiring

I sent the following message to Gus at Vans, but am posting it here because some of you are ready to start on the wiring.

"Gus.

I could not get the BNC connector for the radio to go through the...
Forum: RV-12 03-17-2009, 12:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,138
Posted By jamescone
Actually, the glass supplies are for fairing the...

Actually, the glass supplies are for fairing the canopy to the forward fuselage. They even give you a full sized template showing how to cut the pieces for the layups.
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,640
Posted By jamescone
Jim Cone's RV-12 finish kit delivered

I got my finish kit today. It would easily fit in a compact pickup truck or a minivan. I took pictures of the title pages so you can see what is in the kit. I have no idea what goes in section 36....
Forum: RV-12 03-11-2009, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,142
Posted By jamescone
I posted some pictures earlier that showed how to...

I posted some pictures earlier that showed how to install the window by yourself. It was easy. Go to: http://picasaweb.google.com/JimCone1941/RV12Construction2609#
Forum: RV-12 03-05-2009, 01:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,368
Posted By jamescone
I pick up my kit number one on March 16th. I...

I pick up my kit number one on March 16th. I could have had it earlier, but my schedule was already full next week.
Forum: RV-12 03-02-2009, 12:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,991
Posted By jamescone
I don't see any provisions for a fuel tank drain....

I don't see any provisions for a fuel tank drain. There is a fuel pump that runs all the time in the center section of the baggage compartment. If you noticed the fuse that was taped to the...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,991
Posted By jamescone
Jim Cone's completed fuselage pictures 2-28-09

Sorry for the delay, but I finally got around to downloading the pictures of my completed fuselage. I did not take a picture of the firewall with all of the rivets sealed. It looks so ugly with all...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2009, 01:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,725
Posted By jamescone
Building times

I just finished painting the fuselage interior and instrument panel and my times for the kits are as follows. Wing and Flapperon kit 130 hours, Tail kit 74 hours, and Fuselage kit 147 hours for a...
Forum: RV-12 02-23-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 912
Posted By jamescone
Revisions

I got the following note from Scott at Van's when I asked them to show what had changed on revisions.

"Drawing changes are classified into two catagories. Change Memos and Change Notices.


Change...
Forum: RV-12 02-20-2009, 02:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,257
Posted By jamescone
It is NOT a good idea to weaken this major...

It is NOT a good idea to weaken this major structural part by anealing it.
Forum: RV-12 02-17-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,931
Posted By jamescone
There is an easy way to install this fitting by...

There is an easy way to install this fitting by yourself. First put the fitting into the hole from the rear center tunnel in the baggage compartment. Take a long nosed Vise Grip wrench and clamp it...
Forum: RV-12 02-09-2009, 01:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,767
Posted By jamescone
The same trick works by blowing the string with...

The same trick works by blowing the string with your air supply and won't end up in a messy vaccuum.
Forum: RV-12 02-08-2009, 01:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By jamescone
I have not heard anything. I assme that I will...

I have not heard anything. I assme that I will get one of the first kits when they are available.
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By jamescone
I used a Rustoleum rattle can paint that I got at...

I used a Rustoleum rattle can paint that I got at Home Depot.
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2009, 02:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,610
Posted By jamescone
Jim Cone's fuselage pictures 2-6-09

Here are some pictures of my fuselage construction with some helpful hints for attaching the tail cone and the rear window.

http://picasaweb.google.com/JimCone1941/RV12Construction2609#
Forum: RV-12 02-02-2009, 01:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,231
Posted By jamescone
I'm not sure what I am going to do.

I'm not sure what I am going to do.
Forum: RV-12 02-01-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,231
Posted By jamescone
Jim Cone's fuselage pictures 2-1-2009

Here are the latest pictures of my RV-12.

http://picasaweb.google.com/JimCone1941/RV12Construction212009#

Everything went well, again no problems. Just be sure not to rivet any skins when you...
Forum: RV-12 02-01-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
Posted By jamescone
I think that I am going to run out also. I had...

I think that I am going to run out also. I had quite a few defective rivets and like everyone else, have drilled out a few. I think that if everyone is running out, Van's should send a few more with...
Forum: RV-12 02-01-2009, 02:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,631
Posted By jamescone
Yes it is.

Yes it is.
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