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Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
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Posted By scottmillhouse
Just use the metal pitch tool with an electronic...

Just use the metal pitch tool with an electronic level per Van's directions. The other two are not exact enough to waste your time on.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-21-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 187
Posted By scottmillhouse
Wanted RV-7A, 8A or 9A Quickbuild Kit

Just got my Special Issuance for my 3rd class medical so after almost 4 years flying LSA I want to again build something faster. Looking for orphaned nose gear Quickbuild kits. PM or email me with...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,323
Posted By scottmillhouse
Just saw this and thought I should clarify my...

Just saw this and thought I should clarify my opinion.

First, I agree, yes you must follow pattern altitudes at towered airports. Published altitudes typically range from 800-1000' above runway on...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By scottmillhouse
Thanks much for posting this. You saved me a lot...

Thanks much for posting this. You saved me a lot of time. I have been intending to start on check lists for a long time and had just downloaded the instructions and macro. I actually reviewed and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 696
Posted By scottmillhouse
I'm sure you checked it but verify all pins are...

I'm sure you checked it but verify all pins are in the correct position on both ends. In my old plane I had a similar problem with first Dynon setup. I tried everything and finally was testing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-15-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By scottmillhouse
On my RV-9A I put in a 1991 Lycoming O-320B2C...

On my RV-9A I put in a 1991 Lycoming O-320B2C from a Robinson Helicopter. It had a hollow crank and was easy to switch to a CS with the pump bolting up, line to the front and the rear crank plug...
Forum: RV-12 11-12-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,878
Posted By scottmillhouse
All the improvements on the 12si are great! What...

All the improvements on the 12si are great! What I can not understand is why with all the fuselage improvements, Vans did not engineer all the landing gear fuselage reinforcements to the interior of...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2017, 08:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,858
Posted By scottmillhouse
I had my primary screen go down and reboot...

I had my primary screen go down and reboot several times on Fiske approach to Oshkosh this year. Not the best time to happen. Provided them diagnostics at the show and they said low voltage (assumed...
Forum: Canada 10-22-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,652
Posted By scottmillhouse
I built a 9A, most of a 7 and recently my 12....

I built a 9A, most of a 7 and recently my 12. Took 7 years and 2500 hours for the 9A and 15 months (with 4 down months) and 1000 hours for the 12. If you want to fly build the 12. If you want to...
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2017, 02:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,323
Posted By scottmillhouse
Talking What's behind you does not matter. Plan you...

What's behind you does not matter. Plan you airspeed and altitude for your target 5-10 miles out since it does not like to slow down quickly. Use 800' pattern above runway and not 1000'. About 75 at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-16-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By scottmillhouse
check rides

How do you find someone to do a check ride in a E-LSA RV-12? Locally they will only do in traditional Pipers and Cessnas. Thinking of getting my CFI to train my children in my plane.
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,245
Posted By scottmillhouse
Replaced mine a few weeks ago just to be more...

Replaced mine a few weeks ago just to be more robust for some transition training I'm helping folks with and to eliminate the periodic crack inspections. Very nice piece that should take any flight...
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By scottmillhouse
On drilling the vent anyway. Based upon my...

On drilling the vent anyway. Based upon my experience, ever time I filled my tank to the filler neck and fuel came out the vent, the next flight I would have low fuel pressure (1-3 psi) on climb out....
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-07-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By scottmillhouse
Look again. You must fabricate the hinge pieces...

Look again. You must fabricate the hinge pieces and spacers to off set the hinges in to provide for the fiberglass cowl thickness. These need to be drilled, deburred and countersunk before riveting...
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2017, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,332
Posted By scottmillhouse
Drill the vent hole anyway in the cap. You need...

Drill the vent hole anyway in the cap. You need it with a full tank on takeoff. Obviously fuel blocks the new vent and fuel pressure goes down which is kind of scary on a take off. It will stabilize...
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,641
Posted By scottmillhouse
I have ignored this Notification with plan to...

I have ignored this Notification with plan to address at my annual. On my last long cross country I had strange resonance noises start (around 180 hours on isolators). Grabbing the prop hub I...
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,173
Posted By scottmillhouse
The plane is slippery so you will float as Scott...

The plane is slippery so you will float as Scott says if speed is up. With full flaps, I stabilize at 55 in final- dead stick with a fairly high sink rate, enter flare at about 50 and touch down mid...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By scottmillhouse
I found out recently I can lock mine up on...

I found out recently I can lock mine up on landing when late I decided I had to make the first turn off and used too much brake force. Why would you need more if you can lock the wheels? You must...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,325
Posted By scottmillhouse
What is the value in upgrading other than the...

What is the value in upgrading other than the little ledge for the controls? I played with one at Oshkosh and asked the technicians and other than the ledge and an slightly upgraded processor and...
Forum: RV-12 09-09-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,551
Posted By scottmillhouse
Congratulations, it is a great little plane that...

Congratulations, it is a great little plane that does everything Vans says it should.
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 619
Posted By scottmillhouse
I'm in North Alabama and don't plan a trip south...

I'm in North Alabama and don't plan a trip south until probably SERFI in Evergreen Oct 20-22 or in route to AOPA in Tampa 27-28 October. If in no hurry I'll be glad for a show and tell and fly then.
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2017, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,407
Posted By scottmillhouse
RV-12 to Eclipse

Flew up to Smithville TN near the center of path. Here are a few photos of eclipse and the eclipse twilight. Note all runway lights came on and...
Forum: RV-12 08-18-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,378
Posted By scottmillhouse
I would NOT cut exactly to the scribe line and I...

I would NOT cut exactly to the scribe line and I would NOT even consider anything more than a very rough trial fit before you install the engine. For my 12 for the first cuts I was always about 1/4"...
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,136
Posted By scottmillhouse
If I was building right now, I'd add the handle...

If I was building right now, I'd add the handle for entry as shown in the new 12is. That is where the autopilot controls are in mine so I'd investigate adding the handle and relocating the autopilot...
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,647
Posted By scottmillhouse
I'm 5'-9 on a good day and I have no problem...

I'm 5'-9 on a good day and I have no problem reaching pedals. Perhaps the links are longer where the rudder cables connect on that plane to accommodate someone with longer legs. See plans 32-12 for...
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,715
Posted By scottmillhouse
Great pictures and video. I really enjoyed...

Great pictures and video. I really enjoyed getting to camp next to you guys and the plane and pilot talk. Glad you made a safe trip back. Mine back to Alabama leaving at 7 Friday morning was typical...
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,694
Posted By scottmillhouse
In response to Eliot on electrical power, the...

In response to Eliot on electrical power, the Rotax is marginal at best with everything running with dual screens. Rotax said 18 amp generator but do not exceed 14 amp continuous. I found out first...
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,005
Posted By scottmillhouse
It sounds like the reverse of the AOA. If you...

It sounds like the reverse of the AOA. If you have an AOA perhaps miss calibrated. It may be picking up flow from prop and in flight? AOA starts with a slow beep than increases until a steady tone at...
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,140
Posted By scottmillhouse
Replace with the new assembly- relatively easy...

Replace with the new assembly- relatively easy install and you will love the difference. Totally eliminates the throttle creep from the springs. Only downside is you must resync the carbs but you...
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2017, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,199
Posted By scottmillhouse
I recommend having both vents, the new tank and...

I recommend having both vents, the new tank and the cap. I initially built mine without the cap vent and was having variable fuel pressure when the tank was filled. Put a vent hole per instructions...
Forum: RV-12 07-14-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,896
Posted By scottmillhouse
Count me in too!

Count me in too!
Forum: RV-12 07-07-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,271
Posted By scottmillhouse
To come to closure, we ran the 12 today without...

To come to closure, we ran the 12 today without the wings with no problems. First engine run in 5 years with all engine and full system updates and carbs rebuilt. Of course carbs still need synced...
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 939
Posted By scottmillhouse
I'm flying up from Alabama to OSH that day and...

I'm flying up from Alabama to OSH that day and normally stop at KDKB De Kalb Taylor about 60 miles south for free lunch and cheaper gas. Gas available and what's for lunch? Is this intended to...
Forum: RV-12 07-02-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,325
Posted By scottmillhouse
Flying in the 12 from Huntsville AL area on...

Flying in the 12 from Huntsville AL area on Saturday 22 July and camping at HBC. Know of a 9A also flying up. Hopefully I can convince a few more of our local 12s and other RVs to join us.
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2017, 09:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,271
Posted By scottmillhouse
That is what we were considering. I did the same...

That is what we were considering. I did the same for my old Kitfox for a full Rotax 2 cycle engine breakin. I was thinking that since the 12 has the structural wing box beam the fuselage is at full...
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2017, 07:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,271
Posted By scottmillhouse
Engine Start without wings on?

I know you should never start a big bore Lycoming on a not fully assembled RV due to shaking dynamics. Anyone have experience with the small bore smooth running Rotax? Helping a friend do ALL the SBs...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-28-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,497
Posted By scottmillhouse
vote for CS prop on a 9A

On my 9A I tried a wood that was too flat a pitch (climb prop) causing 2700 RPM with a max speed of 180 mph and 1700fpm max climb- weight from W&B 417#, 403# and 237#. Eventually switched to a...
Forum: RV-12 06-09-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,196
Posted By scottmillhouse
I bought a flying 12 with those carpets and hated...

I bought a flying 12 with those carpets and hated them since they kept bunching up and moving around. When I built my new 12 I used the carpet idea listed in the old Printed collection of RVAIATOR...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-03-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,982
Posted By scottmillhouse
I have found flightaware to now be very...

I have found flightaware to now be very inconsistent. For years it worked for every flight with flight following in real time. My wife would follow me until touch down. In January 2016 it would...
Forum: RV-12 06-03-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,500
Posted By scottmillhouse
I also used the Rust-Oleum Self-Etching Primer:...

I also used the Rust-Oleum Self-Etching Primer: Dark Green, but used their smoke gray gloss protective enamel. Used on my 9, 7 and now 12. cheap, easy to spray and repair. No problem after 7 years on...
Forum: RV-12 06-03-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,961
Posted By scottmillhouse
I'd clean out the right carb too. It is not...

I'd clean out the right carb too. It is not unusual to have the instrumentation switched between the right and left side. You may be troubleshooting the wrong carb. Easy to mistake if wiring from the...
Forum: RV-12 05-03-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,694
Posted By scottmillhouse
I added a dual Skyview to my 12 after flying in...

I added a dual Skyview to my 12 after flying in to Oshkosh last year. There were storms and traffic everywhere for the last 100+ miles. I was altering course real time to fly close to airports,...
Forum: Southeast 04-13-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By scottmillhouse
I am in Huntsville Alabama. There are a few 12s...

I am in Huntsville Alabama. There are a few 12s that I connected with at a fly in that are closer around Chattanooga and Northwestern Georgia. If someone else does not come forward from your area, we...
Forum: RV-12 04-12-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,921
Posted By scottmillhouse
I used the UMV? as specified for flaps in other...

I used the UMV? as specified for flaps in other RVs but found Gorilla thick clear repair tape 2" by 27' for about $15 as sold at Lowe's/Home Depot aviation supply to stick better, readily available...
Forum: RV-12 04-11-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,921
Posted By scottmillhouse
I also made mine very tight, touches paint. Just...

I also made mine very tight, touches paint. Just put a layer of the clear protective tape on underside and after a year no paint abrasion but I can not install the weatherstrip (canopy will not...
Forum: RV-12 04-10-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,027
Posted By scottmillhouse
I volunteered at HB parking most of the week and...

I volunteered at HB parking most of the week and in HB there was my 12 and 2 more in row 10 and 4 student build in row 11 plus the EAA display. Forgot there was one in General Aviation and I believe...
Forum: RV-12 03-19-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,258
Posted By scottmillhouse
Another VR failure........................................... .

My regulator that is installed in the interior under the panel shelf as per current RV-12 plans just went out at 118.8 hours. No clear indication of a coming failure. Just started the engine up with...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,739
Posted By scottmillhouse
Are you sure it goes directly to the Skyview?...

Are you sure it goes directly to the Skyview? Check drawing 42C-02 that shows it going to the 50-pin D-Sub "EFIS" that connects to the AV-5000A. That is the way it looks by following the wires when...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,739
Posted By scottmillhouse
Unrecognized USB port

I have had the exact same problem as expressed with the Skyview not recognizing the USB thumb drive with the under panel port for software updates. The ones on the back of the Skyview work fine....
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-11-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,392
Posted By scottmillhouse
I found by my 7 years with my RV-9A that I got...

I found by my 7 years with my RV-9A that I got exactly the speed and performance as Vans advertised for a 160HP constant speed. It is all about horsepower overcoming drag.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,389
Posted By scottmillhouse
I fly my plane down every year, park at HB, tent...

I fly my plane down every year, park at HB, tent camp at vintage (to be close to HB) and volunteer parking at HB. They quit burning the grass years ago. S-N-F is like a mini-Oshkosh, has most...
Forum: RV-12 02-22-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,468
Posted By scottmillhouse
150 knots with nearly a direct 31 knot tail wing...

150 knots with nearly a direct 31 knot tail wing flying to the Southeastern Regional Fly-in in LA (Lower Alabama) last October. I paid for it on the return trip...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,341
Posted By scottmillhouse
Just like Bob- "I started the 9 (back when the 9...

Just like Bob- "I started the 9 (back when the 9 was a tri-gear and no tail dragon was offered). Then I eventually switched to the 12 when some medical issues cropped up."

I flew my 9A for 7 years...
Forum: RV-12 02-06-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,128
Posted By scottmillhouse
Sorry Tony your experience was different than...

Sorry Tony your experience was different than mine. I ordered my 2020 GPS along with the entire 2nd right side Skyview touch install kit from Vans in August 2016 and it came with nothing. I called...
Forum: RV-12 02-06-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,128
Posted By scottmillhouse
The 2020 does not come ready to plug and play and...

The 2020 does not come ready to plug and play and it does not come with new end pins and a connector. Also there are no Van's instructions. By Dynon instructions they assume that you will cut and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-26-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,120
Posted By scottmillhouse
To echo what Bob said the biggest challenge for...

To echo what Bob said the biggest challenge for an "experienced traditional RV builder" is to follow the RV-12 instructions exactly. I slowly build my 9A and with that experience did not spend much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 364,852
Posted By scottmillhouse
A B-24 Liberator with a RV-12 or with a private...

A B-24 Liberator with a RV-12 or with a private jet- sorry I could not only link one.
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Forum: RV-12 01-17-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,324
Posted By scottmillhouse
The missing rivets I mentioned on our purchased...

The missing rivets I mentioned on our purchased 12 were clearly skipped. No evidence of sheared rivets or any work around them. I recall I even had to match drill the holes. Even with my 180# load...
Forum: RV-12 01-16-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,072
Posted By scottmillhouse
I had noises that I determined came from the...

I had noises that I determined came from the instrument panel shelf, below the glove box and also some from the rear baggage bulkhead cover. Went to the Home Depot aviation store and bought a 3" wide...
Forum: RV-12 01-15-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,324
Posted By scottmillhouse
Those exact same two rivets were also missing on...

Those exact same two rivets were also missing on our previous 12 that we bought flying. When adding the ADSB antenna noticed a little movement from my weight, otherwise would never have noticed.
Forum: RV-12 12-13-2016, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,932
Posted By scottmillhouse
Not sure if there was something else going on...

Not sure if there was something else going on with my system since there was a sudden change. The Mic settings went down to 4 to eliminate the background noise being picked up. Linking the Sidetone...
Forum: RV-12 12-10-2016, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,932
Posted By scottmillhouse
Thought I should provide an update. Sidetone...

Thought I should provide an update. Sidetone appears fixed now. I'm not sure why it drifted. It appears it was a coincidence with the new headset since both shared the problem.

Switched radio and...
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