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Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-07-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By llavalle
Thx - for some reasons I never thought of looking...

Thx - for some reasons I never thought of looking at the good old AC43-13. I have the printed version - it's mandatory for home builders here.

Good info!

Thanks
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-06-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By llavalle
Removing corrosion from Aluminium

edit : mods, if this isn't the correct section, feel free to move ;) thanks!

Hi guys,

Definitely not RV-related as my RV-12 emp kit is definitely pristine - it's my car... but I figured the...
Forum: Tools 12-02-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
Posted By llavalle
Which model are you building? This is a rivet...

Which model are you building? This is a rivet puller, for blind rivets. Works for the -12. There are 2 types of rivets on the Vans's kit :

-Blind rivets <-- this is the tool for it
-Solid rivets...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,136
Posted By llavalle
Unsure why no one is posting a direct link. here...

Unsure why no one is posting a direct link. here is is (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUj6rmgku10).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,276
Posted By llavalle
Maybe it's a pusher with a canard and we're...

Maybe it's a pusher with a canard and we're seeing it all wrong :D:p:D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,276
Posted By llavalle
Sharing the pic you sent me here...

Sharing the pic you sent me here ;)
https://i.imgur.com/fDF2Af9.jpg
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,276
Posted By llavalle
Reviving an old thread - looks like the RV-5 will...

Reviving an old thread - looks like the RV-5 will fly again!

https://www.facebook.com/vansaircraftinc/videos/464358670964947/

You don't need to join facebook to see the video
Forum: Canada 06-22-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By llavalle
Good news (for me at least!) The RV-12iS is now...

Good news (for me at least!)

The RV-12iS is now on the FAA list of 51% approved E-AB kits.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,504
Posted By llavalle
Do you know which RV this is?

Do you know which RV this is?
Forum: Painting your RV 04-28-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By llavalle
So I changed the filter, the regulator and the...

So I changed the filter, the regulator and the quickconnect to high-flow.

Everything working great now :

https://youtu.be/rg7YWTw6SrU

The quick connects made a HUGE difference

-->...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-08-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By llavalle
Just did a couple of tests... Looks like a...

Just did a couple of tests...

Looks like a compound problem. The regulator is the biggest culprit. 2nd is my water & air separator... then the quick connects (which seems only to add a bit of flow...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-07-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By llavalle
Thanks guys - looks like my issue is lack of flow...

Thanks guys - looks like my issue is lack of flow to the gun. I can't get it higher than 12-13PSI with the trigger pulled.

Just ordered high-flow quick connect and a new regulator.
Forum: Painting your RV 04-07-2019, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By llavalle
Ok - yeah, looks like it's a flow issue. I'll...

Ok - yeah, looks like it's a flow issue. I'll switch my on-compressor regulator and also switch to high flow quick connect...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-07-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By llavalle
Question about gun regulator

Asking for a friend :D

I'm having a hard time getting the right pressure for my paint gun. Here's my setup (in order)

-Small-ish compressor (but with proper piston pump and ~7CFM@90PSI...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2019, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,952
Posted By llavalle
I'm in Canada... only option is E-AB

I'm in Canada... only option is E-AB
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-26-2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,952
Posted By llavalle
I don't know about you but the hole seems awfully...

I don't know about you but the hole seems awfully small for maintenance on th pumps and related hardware - I'm almost tempted to enlarge it....
Forum: Canada 03-25-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 12,312
Posted By llavalle
Good info Les. Also worth mentioning - if the...

Good info Les.

Also worth mentioning - if the destination is also a port of entry but it stops before. e.g. shipped from Oregon, gets into Canada near Toronto but package is to be shipped to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,982
Posted By llavalle
Resurrecting this old thread. Was having the...

Resurrecting this old thread. Was having the same issue with a Jan 2019 shipped Emp kit.

Asked Vans and they told me that since the VS-1211 are punched, the holes will need to be reamed, deburred,...
Forum: Builder Website Links 02-17-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,655
Posted By llavalle
RV-12iS build log in French

So I'm back and I've got a new website for my build.

Here it is : www.llavalle.ca (https://llavalle.ca/)

I've also setup my webcam -->https://llavalle.ca/webcam/webcam.jpeg

That webcam was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,959
Posted By llavalle
Yup, but according to your signature, you should...

Yup, but according to your signature, you should drop dead any minute now ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2019, 04:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,959
Posted By llavalle
I might be completely off topic... but if I...

I might be completely off topic... but if I recall correctly, the Rotax 912iS uses dual electric fuel pump without a mechanical backup.

They seem to run very reliably...

Anyone know if they could...
Forum: Tools 02-12-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
Posted By llavalle
You know what they say about tools right? :D

You know what they say about tools right? :D
Forum: Tools 02-10-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,630
Posted By llavalle
Thumbs up Battery powered blind rivet puller

So I'm starting a -12iS project and I don't really like working with pneumatic tools.

Found out that Milwaukee makes a battery powered puller in their M12 line (smaller batteries).

Did a modified...
Forum: Canada 02-08-2019, 07:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,215
Posted By llavalle
Great, let us know how it goes. I've submitted...

Great, let us know how it goes. I've submitted my letter of intent and selected CARS + AWM. No reasons for me to go with the exemption.
Forum: Canada 02-06-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,215
Posted By llavalle
Any news? I was wondering if you managed to get...

Any news? I was wondering if you managed to get your inspection done.

Thanks!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,055
Posted By llavalle
It's in your cache. Open up the page.. then...

It's in your cache. Open up the page.. then hold control + F5 to force a refresh.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-28-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,055
Posted By llavalle
I'm with you on this one.. what does it stand...

I'm with you on this one.. what does it stand for?

It's obviously $1000 (0.196 = $196) but what do they mean?

EDIT : NVM, "Aviation Monetary Unit"... aka $1000
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-23-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,493
Posted By llavalle
Could someone add conformal coating then pot the...

Could someone add conformal coating then pot the whole thing in epoxy to make sure nothing falls off the board? If this is indeed a viable option, it could be "retrofitted" to units currently in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-23-2019, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,845
Posted By llavalle
I don't recall being this excited by a phone call...

I don't recall being this excited by a phone call : Van's just called to get the authorization to charge the credit card & finish crating. The emp kit should be shipped this week or next week!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By llavalle
Alright so I did the inventory. Here's what Vans...

Alright so I did the inventory. Here's what Vans lists that I didn't have in my Avery kit - in case anyone needs it :

-1 Extra short flush head rivet set (1/8in thick). I had one, they say you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By llavalle
lol :) But seriously, just started comparing...

lol :)

But seriously, just started comparing toolkits.. and vans states in the RV-12 plan that we need 350 1/8in clecos... !!! didn't realize those weren't 3/32 almost everywhere like my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By llavalle
Ok, I'll double check the tool list they have...

Ok, I'll double check the tool list they have with my inventory then. Was trying to avoid this ;)



Ok, that's for pulling the stem at a angle while still having a flat head? Skimming the preview...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By llavalle
Tools required for -12iS for previous RV builder

So I sold my RV-9A kit a couple of years ago but kept all of the tools. Was basically the Avery RV toolkit + a few addons : reamers, bigger back riveting plate, Cleaveland Main Squeeze, 3...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-16-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,706
Posted By llavalle
Pardon my ignorance... but what does "KAI"...

Pardon my ignorance... but what does "KAI" means?
Forum: Tools 01-13-2019, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,566
Posted By llavalle
Can't speak for the rivet gun... but when it...

Can't speak for the rivet gun... but when it comes to buck bar - I have a few cheaper steel ones with 1 tungsten : small rectangular with one end at an angle.

Looks like that one :...
Forum: Canada 01-11-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By llavalle
Got that in writing? I need that!

Got that in writing? I need that!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,079
Posted By llavalle
Quick note for people reading this in the future...

Quick note for people reading this in the future : while the RV-12 uses a radiator heater, the RV-12iS does not and uses a more "regular" heat muff around the muffler for heat.
Forum: Canada 01-07-2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By llavalle
Just did an extensive review of the 2 options...

Just did an extensive review of the 2 options :
Option #1 : Going with CARs 549.01 + AWM Chapter 549
Option #2 : Going with the exemption to CARs 549.01 and AWM Chapter 549

What is the same?
-Letter...
Forum: Canada 01-07-2019, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By llavalle
Well let's just say it's isn't a simple checkbox...

Well let's just say it's isn't a simple checkbox in here :D :p
Forum: Canada 01-07-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By llavalle
Agreed.. but if I read it correctly, you need to...

Agreed.. but if I read it correctly, you need to have the complete kit (emp, wings, fuselage + perhaps finish) so they can take a look at it...
Forum: Canada 01-07-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 838
Posted By llavalle
RV-12iS in Canada - Caveats with the 51% rule

Just a quick note for people considering building a RV-12iS in Canada :

Right now, the RV-12iS isn't on the list of kit that have been evaluated by the FAA as meeting the "major portion rule" (aka,...
Forum: Canada 01-07-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By llavalle
I believe you are correct.

I believe you are correct.
Forum: Canada 01-07-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By llavalle
I think you're not in the right thread - you...

I think you're not in the right thread - you probably wanted to post that in the "gascolator requirement for Canada" thread.
Forum: Canada 01-07-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By llavalle
If I'm not mistaken, using the Exemption was the...

If I'm not mistaken, using the Exemption was the only option with MD-RA before. In fact, the MD-RA told me (last week) that right now, there is only one individual in Canada building against CARs...
Forum: Canada 01-06-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By llavalle
Just to clarify - there are 3 documents here...

Just to clarify - there are 3 documents here :

A) Canadian Aviation Regulations Section 549 (https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/regulations/SOR-96-433/page-70.html#h-657)
This is a very small text...
Forum: Web Site Development 01-05-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,063
Posted By llavalle
Looks like it's not working anymore. Not even...

Looks like it's not working anymore.

Not even going to spam... not sure why.
Forum: Canada 01-05-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,215
Posted By llavalle
From the list Van's just sent me, there isn't a...

From the list Van's just sent me, there isn't a completed -12iS in Canada. There are 3 flying RV-12 and a total of 9 uncompleted kit at various stages.

Unless they don't track -12iS as a separate...
Forum: Canada 01-04-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,215
Posted By llavalle
Just heard from Rotax. Turns out the 912iS...

Just heard from Rotax.

Turns out the 912iS installation manual actually states that a gascolator is REQUIRED!

Check the manual chapter 73-00-00 section...
Forum: Canada 01-04-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,215
Posted By llavalle
So got a reply from Van's. As expected, they...

So got a reply from Van's. As expected, they consider the system safe as it is and adding a gascolator will not enhance safety (the opposite) - which makes perfect sense.

They offered to put that...
Forum: Canada 01-04-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,215
Posted By llavalle
What I posted was the reply I got after they...

What I posted was the reply I got after they asked Jaime... I'm not sure where this is heading.



Very good point Les. For some reasons I was reading "523" as "549" in my head! :eek: :eek:...
Forum: Canada 01-03-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,215
Posted By llavalle
Quick update. My question was forwarded to the...

Quick update.

My question was forwarded to the MD-RA Chief Inspector (J. Alexandre).

Their position is (paraphrasing here)

Van's fuel system on page 27iS-01 does not provide the functions of a...
Forum: Canada 01-03-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,215
Posted By llavalle
Mail already sent ;) . Will keep this thread...

Mail already sent ;) . Will keep this thread updated.
Forum: Canada 01-03-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,215
Posted By llavalle
Just contacted the Rotax distributor in Canada...

Just contacted the Rotax distributor in Canada for more info. Since they've been selling the 912iS in Canada... I'm guessing they know more :)
Forum: Canada 01-03-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,215
Posted By llavalle
Yeah, I know that a gascolator is 100% useless in...

Yeah, I know that a gascolator is 100% useless in a -12iS. The POH clearly states you must let the plane sit with the pump off then drain the water if you have the iS engine.



The drain is perfect...
Forum: Canada 01-03-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,215
Posted By llavalle
I just got the reply from MD-RA. The letter of...

I just got the reply from MD-RA.

The letter of intent now allows you to select if you want to inspect your plane using the exemption OR the CARs themselves.

They wrote :



for reference, the...
Forum: Canada 01-03-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,215
Posted By llavalle
I'm about to submit my letter of intent to MD-RA...

I'm about to submit my letter of intent to MD-RA for my new -12iS kit and there's now a check box in the form to select if you're going to use the exemption or not for the...
Forum: Canada 01-02-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,215
Posted By llavalle
wow, great info. It was a hot topic when I was...

wow, great info.

It was a hot topic when I was building my -9A back in 2008. Just started a -12iS and was wondering how I would cope with that requirement on Rotax 912iS equipped plane.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-02-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,845
Posted By llavalle
Thanks guys for the warm welcome. Now I need to...

Thanks guys for the warm welcome. Now I need to get the website back online and start prepping the build log. Might even start doing Youtube videos now.. who knows.




At 6'5" you might have to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,845
Posted By llavalle
Thumbs up Getting back to building!

So some of the older folks here might remember me. I was building a -9A back in what.. humm 2008-2009. Had a webcam link in my signature which was awesome in 2008 :D

Went to 'Osh in 2009 and met...
Forum: Canada 01-01-2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,320
Posted By llavalle
Quick update, thanks to piperpilot for the quick...

Quick update, thanks to piperpilot for the quick visit to his shop. I've just email my order for a -12iS emp kit!

Can't wait to getting back to building!
Forum: Canada 10-23-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,262
Posted By llavalle
LOL, I sure everyone went out of the way :) For...

LOL, I sure everyone went out of the way :)

For the language thing, I've flown before in English so my skills aren't the problem here - I'd just rather be 100% legal...

I also drive an electric car...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-22-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 43,318
Posted By llavalle
I can attest to that! Met Martin outside of RV...

I can attest to that! Met Martin outside of RV building context and at one point I mentioned "oh, btw, I used to be building a kit plane".. and when asked the usual "what kind of plane?" question, I...
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