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Forum: RV-12 11-12-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 34,492
Posted By Piper J3
uAvionix echoUAT Disappearing Targets

See disappearing targets... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1302014&postcount=69
Forum: ADS-B 11-12-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,685
Posted By Piper J3
I emailed Kurt at uAvionix again to ask if any...

I emailed Kurt at uAvionix again to ask if any progress on echoUAT disappearing targets. Ryan at uAvionix Support replied and sent a software “build” for me to try and report back.

Problem is I fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,077
Posted By Piper J3
^^^^^^ Good People ^^^^^^

^^^^^^ Good People ^^^^^^
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 77
Posted By Piper J3
Display % Power for Rotax 912 on Dynon HDX

Does anyone know if Dynon HDX can display % power for Rotax 912?

HDX is in RV-12 running Van's software.

Thanks in advance...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 11-09-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,578
Posted By Piper J3
Ma, Pa, company coming - quick get the Kodak...

Ma, Pa, company coming - quick get the Kodak...
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By Piper J3
How To Get In/Out of a RV-12...

Another slow day today… I did something I’ve wanted to do for some time now. Most people know this, but I thought I’d put together a little video showing an easy way to exit the RV-12. Maybe we can...
Forum: RV-12 11-07-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Piper J3
It necessary to meet whatever body contortions...

It necessary to meet whatever body contortions are necessary to ensure drill is picking up center of hole and that drill bit is square to the surface.

Have fun…
Forum: RV-12 11-06-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,593
Posted By Piper J3
Also, try removing and re-seating the GTR200... ...

Also, try removing and re-seating the GTR200... fixed a crazy intermittent problem we were chasing on/off for months.
Forum: RV-12 11-06-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,455
Posted By Piper J3
This sounds like walking on water, maybe best...

This sounds like walking on water, maybe best thing since invention of sliced bread.

We're talking RV-12 here, built from kit with pre-punched holes and plug-n-play wiring. I think my kids could...
Forum: COMM 11-05-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Piper J3
Thanks guys, yes, it is a new Synergy RV-12 with...

Thanks guys, yes, it is a new Synergy RV-12 with dual Dynon HDX and Garmin GTR 200 radio, so we'll look at options you have mentioned. We're going to make it behave like my early SN RV-12 with...
Forum: COMM 11-05-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By Piper J3
Comm / Intercom Question

I have a general question regarding comm/intercom interaction. Should intercom remain active when incoming transmission is rec'd on the comm radio? In other words... when comm breaks squelch and...
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,169
Posted By Piper J3
Excellent... :D

Excellent... :D
Forum: RV-12 11-02-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By Piper J3
Rotax 912 Conductive Teflon Oil Hose Retrofit

Earlier this year I installed Aircraft Specialty Conductive Teflon Fuel hoses on my early SN RV-12 to begin compliance with Rotax 5-year rubber hose replacement. Now I’m changing out the oil lines...
Forum: RV-12 11-01-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 34,863
Posted By Piper J3
I thought I'd post this again for cold weather...

I thought I'd post this again for cold weather operation...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1299659&postcount=5
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-01-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 819
Posted By Piper J3
I bought a 4G cell phone switch on eBay for $149....

I bought a 4G cell phone switch on eBay for $149. Vendor is Relay-Supply in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Delivery is three days. Unit has two independent output relays so it can control two...
Forum: RV-12 11-01-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By Piper J3
To corroborate what Dale says above, see recent...

To corroborate what Dale says above, see recent RV-12 comm radio problem that was resolved by re-seating the radio in its tray.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=164899
Forum: RV-12 10-30-2018, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,110
Posted By Piper J3
OK, so you want to do maintenance charge on the...

OK, so you want to do maintenance charge on the Odyssey battery and also run Skyview while "parked".

Kill two birds with one stone - buy OBC-6A Odyssey battery charger, connect it up, and play with...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-30-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By Piper J3
From uAvionix web site... uAvionix is offering a...

From uAvionix web site...

uAvionix is offering a $100 rebate on the company’s echoUAT+WAAS GPS bundles and a $150 rebate on the tailBeacon EXP. The tailBeacon EXP retails at $1,649 and echoUAT...
Forum: RV-12 10-30-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,544
Posted By Piper J3
I did a quick search and it seems the 912 water...

I did a quick search and it seems the 912 water pump is pretty infallible. One guy described a problem like you are having and problem was traced to a vacuum leak causing lean operation and high...
Forum: RV-12 10-29-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By Piper J3
I have Odyssey OBC-6A and leave it connected all...

I have Odyssey OBC-6A and leave it connected all winter long.

From Odyssey specs: Powerful enough to charge batteries quickly, yet sophisticated enough to leave them connected to your batteries...
Forum: RV-12 10-29-2018, 05:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By Piper J3
Solid - that's what I thought. I have emailed...

Solid - that's what I thought. I have emailed Marvel-Schebler with suggestion to make floats with hollow injection mold technique per post #6 above.

I'll post response soonest...
Forum: RV-12 10-28-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By Piper J3
Slow day here and I've been thinking about this...

Slow day here and I've been thinking about this long-running float problem. I wonder if floats could be made from a hollow plastic blow mold... sort of like plastic soda bottle? Plastic would have...
Forum: RV-12 10-27-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By Piper J3
Question - did you run the electric fuel pump for...

Question - did you run the electric fuel pump for any length of time prior to engine start, or for that matter, after engine stop? Normally not a problem and in fact desirable, but if float sticks,...
Forum: RV-12 10-27-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By Piper J3
You can remove the plastic shell and just clip...

You can remove the plastic shell and just clip the spade lugs onto the VR terminals. Pic below is John Deere AM101406 which has slightly different wiring scheme so plastic shell not used. I've been...
Forum: RV-12 10-27-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,693
Posted By Piper J3
Yes, I have set a friend’s prop pitch on a...

Yes, I have set a friend’s prop pitch on a Synergy-built RV-12 and also pitch on my E-LSA RV-12. Neither is set to exact 71.4.

If I recall… the Synergy is more pitch and mine is less pitch. Both...
Forum: COMM 10-26-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By Piper J3
Just an update on this... The radio was removed...

Just an update on this... The radio was removed from the tray and re-seated.

Works perfectly now.

Thanks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By Piper J3
Not quit the same airplane but still a good...

Not quit the same airplane but still a good story…

I owned a J3-Cub for 23 years and hated having someone else turn wrenches on my airplane that whole time. Airplanes are sacred… Call me paranoid,...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,810
Posted By Piper J3
I never thought about that, but the Rotax has a...

I never thought about that, but the Rotax has a leg up here. Consider this scenario… airplane is done flying and put away hot, which is pretty much always the case. Latent heat under the cowl...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,651
Posted By Piper J3
Just trying to help the guy. He has total post...

Just trying to help the guy. He has total post =1. Couldn't hurt to be helpful...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,810
Posted By Piper J3
As long as we're talking about transferring...

As long as we're talking about transferring fuel... I use these eBay EZ-Pour Hi-Flo spouts on a 5-gallon Briggs & Stratton plastic fuel can.

Pretty much like an Indianapolis pit stop... never...
Forum: RV-12 10-23-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,810
Posted By Piper J3
Above link doesn't work...

Above link doesn't work...
Forum: RV-12 10-23-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,810
Posted By Piper J3
Same here... pour from Briggs & Stratton 5 gallon...

Same here... pour from Briggs & Stratton 5 gallon plastic directly into tank neck with no funnel. Poring spout on can has a course screen. 400TT using 93E10 and nothing ever found in gascolator...
Forum: RV-12 10-23-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By Piper J3
As mentioned in first post, I sent an email to...

As mentioned in first post, I sent an email to Rotax Technical Support.

Here is response...

Dear Sir

The fuel issue is not as simple as elected officials lead you to believe. Increasing the...
Forum: RV-12 10-23-2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,651
Posted By Piper J3
4950 rpm in climb may be lugging the engine a...

4950 rpm in climb may be lugging the engine a little too much. 5150-5200 initial climb is a better pitch setting. Be careful not to set pitch aggressively course thinking it will help top end speed...
Forum: RV-12 10-22-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By Piper J3
Update... I emailed Matco and showed them pics...

Update...

I emailed Matco and showed them pics of my rivets, and like Scott says, none are any good. Turns out the riveting tool I was using is not up to scratch. Matco suggested a screw-type...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-22-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By Piper J3
I guess I'm 3rd in-line for Rotax EGT's. Let me...

I guess I'm 3rd in-line for Rotax EGT's. Let me know if other guys bow out...
Forum: RV-12 10-22-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,938
Posted By Piper J3
Maybe I shouldn't be asking but... How do you...

Maybe I shouldn't be asking but...

How do you access all this fuel plumbing behind the rear baggage bulkhead once the airplane is final assembled and put into service?

Also, It looks like several...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-22-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By Piper J3
How about McMaster-Carr... ...

How about McMaster-Carr... https://www.mcmaster.com/delrin-(made-with-acetal-resin)

Born to fly, forced to work -> good one
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,938
Posted By Piper J3
That's the plumbing for the fuel-injected 12? Am...

That's the plumbing for the fuel-injected 12? Am I looking at that right - its behind the rear baggage bulkhead? I think I'll stick with my Bing 64's...
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,371
Posted By Piper J3
I suspect engine vibration and airframe...

I suspect engine vibration and airframe turbulence also causes upsets in fuel level in the float bowl. These instances might be transient and get smoothed-out quickly with high fuel flow at cruising...
Forum: ADS-B 10-21-2018, 03:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,685
Posted By Piper J3
TimO Would weak echo Tx power explain...

TimO

Would weak echo Tx power explain disappearing target as I explain in my post #56 above?
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2018, 02:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,371
Posted By Piper J3
Good sleuthing John... So, if I‘m following, the...

Good sleuthing John...

So, if I‘m following, the first Bing “floats” highest in the fuel (most buoyant) and would therefore control fuel in the bowl at a lower level. So perhaps the original Bing...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-20-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Piper J3
Need to test if you wear hearing aids -...

Need to test if you wear hearing aids - especially behind-the-ear style. I wear hearing aid in each ear and have Zulu 3. In-ear is no problem. BTE is tolerable...
Forum: RV-12 10-20-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Piper J3
If nobody nearby - no worries... lots of folks...

If nobody nearby - no worries... lots of folks here ready to help on VAF. Good group / very willing to help.
Forum: RV-12 10-20-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 490
Posted By Piper J3
Excellent plan. Best of luck to you. Enjoy...

Excellent plan. Best of luck to you. Enjoy...
Forum: ADS-B 10-20-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,685
Posted By Piper J3
In layman's terminology... are you saying...

In layman's terminology... are you saying uAvionix can't fix disappearing targets with software revision? When they say they're working on fix - you think it's technically not possible...
Forum: RV-12 10-20-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By Piper J3
All the time. Rotax is designed to run at top of...

All the time. Rotax is designed to run at top of green arc.
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By Piper J3
Had an Excellent Flight this Morning…

I woke up at 6:30am and it was 30F outside with a heavy frost on the grass. I texted the hanger cell phone switch to turn on the engine preheater for 2-1/2 hours. When I got to the plane at 9am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,649
Posted By Piper J3
Is that normal wingtip? Looks like a stall fence...

Is that normal wingtip? Looks like a stall fence installed on top surface at outboard end of aileron...
Forum: ADS-B 10-17-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,685
Posted By Piper J3
Update... I emailed uAvionix with above...

Update...

I emailed uAvionix with above disappearing target information and they got back to me right away. They asked for N# and date of flight. I supplied the flight info and attached the PAPR...
Forum: ADS-B 10-17-2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,341
Posted By Piper J3
See...http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpo...

See...http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1257707&postcount=101 for simple uAvionix install in my RV-12.
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By Piper J3
No, the thick plate is the stationary plate that...

No, the thick plate is the stationary plate that bolts solid to the caliper. Piston only pushes on the thin plate that slides on pins. The thick plate doesn't have counterbore on either side, so...
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,299
Posted By Piper J3
Matco Brake Relining Kit Problem...

It won’t be too much longer and I’ll need to install the first set of brake pads that I relined myself using Matco Brake Relining Kit and a Brake Shoe Lining Riveting Tool. The two backing plates...
Forum: ADS-B 10-16-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,685
Posted By Piper J3
Flew yesterday with a second plane in near-trail...

Flew yesterday with a second plane in near-trail formation. Planes separated by ~ 1 mile. Both planes equipped with ADS-B in/out. My plane has echoUAT + SkyFYX-EXT with WiFi to mini iPad running...
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,793
Posted By Piper J3
Just spit-balling here... maybe because that hose...

Just spit-balling here... maybe because that hose is dead-headed and residual fuel doesn't get used and goes stale so-to-speak?
Forum: RV-12 10-13-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By Piper J3
Try posting this in VAF>Avionics / Interiors /...

Try posting this in VAF>Avionics / Interiors / Fiberglass>Glass Cockpit

Fellows there are very helpful...
Forum: RV-12 10-13-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 691
Posted By Piper J3
I don't recall inside diameter of snap, but...

I don't recall inside diameter of snap, but perhaps a pop rivet would work? Maybe smaller size rivet? I understand your concern. I used sheetmetal screw and no problems after 350 hours use.

I...
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,531
Posted By Piper J3
I suspect the designers were looking at... No...

I suspect the designers were looking at...


No external drive
Minimal add'l weight
Simple addition to existing CD ignition coils
No moving parts
Reliability
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 02:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,663
Posted By Piper J3
E15 Vs. E10 Mogas for 912ULS

I thought I'd start a thread on this subject now that<SNIP> 15% alcohol blend <will be required> in auto fuels. <edited per posting rules>

From SERVICE INSTRUCTION SELECTION OF SUITABLE OPERATING...
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,531
Posted By Piper J3
In aviation... I don't think you ever "get your...

In aviation... I don't think you ever "get your money back"
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,531
Posted By Piper J3
What would an EFI system cost for 912ULS...

What would an EFI system cost for 912ULS conversion? Might as well start there to gage interest...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,050
Posted By Piper J3
That’s funny... Last week we were flying the...

That’s funny... Last week we were flying the RV-12 back from a small airport 15 miles south. C172 departed ahead of us and announced right turnout and destination same as us. We scooted right...
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