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Forum: RV-12 Today, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 488
Posted By rcarsey
I'm happy they announced the rough date for the...

I'm happy they announced the rough date for the GTN package -- I'm looking forward to finally getting IFR rated! I wasn't even thinking about doing the rating until the option appeared on the...
Forum: RV-12 Today, 01:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,593
Posted By rcarsey
Randy, the rv-12iS (and I suppose the latest...

Randy, the rv-12iS (and I suppose the latest iterations of the rv-12) manual calls for CS4-4 (120 degree blind rivet) rivets under the wingwalk (two lines of rivets if i remember correctly). The...
Forum: RV-12 11-14-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,974
Posted By rcarsey
Just FYI.. sorta related.. these symptoms...

Just FYI.. sorta related.. these symptoms reminded me of a video I had watched recently..

skip to 5:30 where his electrical problem begins.. and 7:45 he shows you the weird sensor...
Forum: RV-12 11-07-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By rcarsey
I was able to do it easily with the fuselage on...

I was able to do it easily with the fuselage on the ground (on a piece of carpet). There are a LOT of holes to final drill (plus the exterior-surface holes which then get countersunk!). For the...
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,525
Posted By rcarsey
AN fittings & sealant

Section 5.27 tells us about using Permatex #2, Tite-seal, or Loctite 565 on pipe thread fittings...



I've been applying Permatex #2 to AN threads.. does it also get applied to the nipple/flange...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By rcarsey
I think it is slightly more than 36" wide.. but I...

I think it is slightly more than 36" wide.. but I will measure for you when I get to the hangar later (6pm edt).
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,123
Posted By rcarsey
You will never need to worry about the johnson...

You will never need to worry about the johnson bar malfunctioning!
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 10:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,650
Posted By rcarsey
reliability, fuel efficiency,...

reliability, fuel efficiency, range/endurance.

From Van's published numbers... 433 miles per tank (21.64mpg) vs 630 (31.5 mpg)... 45% more efficient is serious! Someone else can do the math.....
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,526
Posted By rcarsey
Impossible to say until we know what the speed...

Impossible to say until we know what the speed limit is, max seats, stall etc.

Though I think if the speed limit is increased, you could expect Vans to come up with some design that will match that...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,068
Posted By rcarsey
Right.. 120kt CAS is the maximum permitted...

Right.. 120kt CAS is the maximum permitted cruising speed in level flight at sea level. Vne is set by Vans (by the engineers / design limits). You could definitely make some speed mods and get...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2018, 01:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,996
Posted By rcarsey
the PRP26A ! but dont spend more than $100 on it....

the PRP26A ! but dont spend more than $100 on it. theres a listing on ebay now for about $50. if you cant find it reasonably, then go for what other people recommend.
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,775
Posted By rcarsey
I can attest to the cheaper ones not lasting...

I can attest to the cheaper ones not lasting long. I've used up about half my wheel already (end of Fuse kit).. Generates a ton of dust. If I had a do-over, I'd just get the Van's one or a 3M.

I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,180
Posted By rcarsey
So that Class E area is around the Grand Canyon. ...

So that Class E area is around the Grand Canyon. The problem is, if Class E started at 1200 AGL.. then that would mean, in some areas of the canyon, that Class E would start inside the canyon and...
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,996
Posted By rcarsey
Thumbs up I started with absolutely NO tools at ALL. What...

I started with absolutely NO tools at ALL.

What I ended up doing was opening 2 browser windows.. www.browntool.com, www.aircraft-tool.com and searching on each tool listed in Section 3. ..Putting...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By rcarsey
Since the topic is dataplate mounting... can i...

Since the topic is dataplate mounting... can i mount it on the belly of the plane, by the tail? (i.e. completely out of sight).

The regs (AC 45-2D) say:

My thought is that if you're literally on...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By rcarsey
Van's answer: Proto shop says the pre-punched...

Van's answer:

Proto shop says the pre-punched #19 holes were prone to cracking when dimpled.. so they specified to open them up to a #17 size.

If you don't have a #17, something slightly bigger up...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 563
Posted By rcarsey
canopy rib assembly

ridiculous question time. I'm working on the canopy rib assembly. Section 29, Page 6, Step 6...

Step 6 says to final drill with #17 (.173") (i only have a #16 (.177")..cuz #17 wasn''t listed as a...
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,466
Posted By rcarsey
Iíll answer my own question .. apparently a...

Iíll answer my own question .. apparently a factory employee, has clarified this in a different VAF forum.. Rather than rehash his post, iíll post a link to...
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,466
Posted By rcarsey
so can the iST actually file IFR and fly in IMC? ...

so can the iST actually file IFR and fly in IMC? or is it only capable of doing practice approaches (ie. VFR flight with a safety pilot/instructor)?

I guess this has me thinking about finally...
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,112
Posted By rcarsey
I just do what the book tells me to do. I know...

I just do what the book tells me to do. I know the other edges get sealed with tank sealant (not sure why its tank sealant and not firewall sealant). I'm not sure why the entire bottom joint isn't...
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By rcarsey
better than knocking a wing off the table :D

better than knocking a wing off the table :D
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,417
Posted By rcarsey
occasionally, I'm pleased that I'm being a slow...

occasionally, I'm pleased that I'm being a slow poke with my build.. this weight savings will compensate for all the primer that i've shot inside the plane :)
Forum: RV-12 08-29-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,417
Posted By rcarsey
RV-12iS KAI update

lots of updates out for the 12iS

Section 1, 2, 3, 5 and 28 (rudder pedals mislabeled & F-1289C-L tubing length change)

Interesting things in Section 1:


There is a "Section 35GiS/U Premium...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,944
Posted By rcarsey
I'm not sure what the manual says.. but in...

I'm not sure what the manual says.. but in practice, I can say that none of the pre-punched #30 or #40 holes have any burrs on them.

Most of the holes line up so perfectly that final-drilling...
Forum: RV-12 08-10-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 939
Posted By rcarsey
not sure where the standard location is in the...

not sure where the standard location is in the rv-12 .. but in the rv-12iS, it is under the baggage floorboard.. accessible thru an access panel in the floor.

sounds like your custom fuel tank...
Forum: RV-12 08-10-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,558
Posted By rcarsey
actually.. I think i've had this problem myself...

actually.. I think i've had this problem myself too.. the hole being a little too large for the LP4-3's .. I did pretty much the entire airplane thinking that this was normal.. because it was the...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,992
Posted By rcarsey
Since I'm all about cruise performance.. and live...

Since I'm all about cruise performance.. and live at 100' MSL, I doubt a 3-blade prop will be of much interest to me. Maybe mountain folk feel different about it..

That said, I see value in a...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,613
Posted By rcarsey
no mistake! During the plane's first flight, I...

no mistake! During the plane's first flight, I confirmed with a Van's staffer that it is indeed E-AB. I thought for sure it would be E-LSA .. it certainly could be.. its the same model/design as an...
Forum: RV-12 08-07-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,558
Posted By rcarsey
hey they ain't called Low Profile LP rivets for...

hey they ain't called Low Profile LP rivets for nothin!
Forum: RV-12 07-23-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,644
Posted By rcarsey
It does look like the 650.. sooo.. minus the...

It does look like the 650.. sooo.. minus the garmin radio, add the audio panel and the 650.. I guess the iST is an extra $10k.

Since I don't see a breaker for pitot heat.. I'm going to assume...
Forum: RV-12 07-23-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,644
Posted By rcarsey
RV-12iST

In case you missed it... (sorry the photo is huge)

http://flyrv12.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/IMG_3591.jpg
Forum: RV-12 07-19-2018, 12:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,102
Posted By rcarsey
RV12 - Rotax ULS fuel pressure Notice

Not sure how long this was on Van's website, just noticed it tonight:

http://vansaircraft.com/public/Notification-2018-07-12.htm

describes the optional remediation of potential low fuel pressure...
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,859
Posted By rcarsey
I'm glad I found this thread the other night.. I...

I'm glad I found this thread the other night.. I just finished building this piece and noticed your call out for AB4-6.. I didn't remember using AB4-6's .. if anything, I think I just used...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,348
Posted By rcarsey
I've been thinking about filling the rivets ever...

I've been thinking about filling the rivets ever since I found Geico's post..

can I do this and still be OK for going E-LSA? Or do I need to wait until after I get the AW certificate? For that...
Forum: Safety 07-12-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 20,469
Posted By rcarsey
Thats ok. On my private pilot exam, during the...

Thats ok. On my private pilot exam, during the pre-flight, the audio from the DPE's headset was low. We could have managed to get through the exam, but I decided I didn't want the extra stress on...
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By rcarsey
ugh.. i should also mention that you'll need a #6...

ugh.. i should also mention that you'll need a #6 screw dimple die.. which wasn't listed on the tool list in the manual.. i guess because the lights are...
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,378
Posted By rcarsey
Talking a Rotax 915iS

a Rotax 915iS
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,682
Posted By rcarsey
I had to do a bit of research when i mangled my...

I had to do a bit of research when i mangled my molex connector for the landing light.

I found that they discontinued that nylon part.. I ended up using a MicroFit connector instead and I made...
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By rcarsey
and no.. there are only 2 flying RV-12iS's.. ...

and no.. there are only 2 flying RV-12iS's.. both are factory planes. My understanding is they haven't put out the kits for the powerplant and avionics just yet.
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 902
Posted By rcarsey
hey guys.. i'm actually just closing up my 2nd...

hey guys.. i'm actually just closing up my 2nd wing now, so this is actually fresh in my mind..

Easy stuff.. the 2nd landing light cost $345 and comes with all the additional hardware you'll need...
Forum: RV-12 06-27-2018, 01:49 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 28,837
Posted By rcarsey
Perhaps ASTM F2245-16c has different language...

Perhaps ASTM F2245-16c has different language than the older F2245-11? The FAA mandated the newer -16c version as of October 2017.. (see FAA NOA-17-01). I don't have a copy of it, nor do I want to...
Forum: RV-12 06-25-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,213
Posted By rcarsey
resurrecting an old thread regarding the 12iS...

resurrecting an old thread regarding the 12iS tank..

you will need 3 batches -- two for the tank and one for other things (fairings, etc).

The instructions call for you to familiarize yourself with...
Forum: Northeast 06-22-2018, 01:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,706
Posted By rcarsey
sky manor has a nice diner/restaurant.. scenic...

sky manor has a nice diner/restaurant.. scenic area.
farmingdale is a big empty airfield with mostly jets..
ocean city is nice if you want to walk to the beach
old bridge has 4 RVís under...
Forum: RV-12 06-22-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,101
Posted By rcarsey
Thumbs up First, Iíll say that the paint job looks...

First, Iíll say that the paint job looks excellent.. i may have to rethink the colors of my 12iS now.

I think what we may be seeing is this yearís 12 that is headed to Oshkosh. This past week itís...
Forum: RV-12 06-21-2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,101
Posted By rcarsey
Hmmm.. always said Van's needs a twin and a...

Hmmm.. always said Van's needs a twin and a glider kit to round out the offerings... :D
Forum: RV-12 06-21-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,101
Posted By rcarsey
new factory demonstrator?

Has anyone seen N317VA yet?

Registration has it as a RV-12iS (experimental / R&D) and like a secret government skunkworks project, its been circling KUAO a lot :)
Forum: RV-12 06-10-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,279
Posted By rcarsey
hmmm.. i guess a lot of stuff would need to be...

hmmm.. i guess a lot of stuff would need to be terminated if they were to do a full test with real equipment.. I do enjoy doing wiring.. but after the 100th termination, it gets old..

I like the...
Forum: RV-12 06-09-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,279
Posted By rcarsey
RV-12iS avionics

I recently took delivery of the finishing kit -- boy, that was like Christmas in June.. a crate with a lot more than the standard sheet metal and fasteners I've grown accustomed to..

But onto the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-22-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,276
Posted By rcarsey
alternator goes offline at high RPM

This happened in flight yesterday. About an hour into a 2 hour flight, I noticed that my voltage was starting to fluctuate between 14 and 12 volts. At first, it was very quick blips -- enough to...
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