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Forum: RV-12 06-27-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,047
Posted By Chopkins
Barry Thanks for your note. Bizarrely, I flew...

Barry

Thanks for your note. Bizarrely, I flew the a/c last night for a 110nm bimble around our local airspace and it was perfect throughout. It just purred along at 5000rpm @ 95-98knts and was...
Forum: RV-12 06-25-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,047
Posted By Chopkins
Hi Barry Have you managed to find a reason for...

Hi Barry

Have you managed to find a reason for the vibration? I too have an RV12 and have experienced exactly the same symptoms since my build. I had a Rotax engineer do all of the checks that you...
Forum: RV-12 02-26-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,660
Posted By Chopkins
Thanks Guys. Much appreciated.

Thanks Guys. Much appreciated.
Forum: RV-12 02-26-2017, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,660
Posted By Chopkins
Inspection panels off with Wings on?

Hi All

Daft question. Can all of the interior Inspection Panels be removed without taking the wings off? I want to remove all of the inner panels and inspect the cables, aileron mixer unit and...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-19-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By Chopkins
Thanks Larry, The straight arm would be perfect...

Thanks Larry,

The straight arm would be perfect but will foul the screw that is used to control the throw of the mixture arm. That's why we thought that if we could space it out slightly, it would...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-18-2016, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 989
Posted By Chopkins
Silverhawk Mixture Linkage

Hi All

I popped over today to visit a friend who is building an RV7. While I was there, we had a look at the Mixture linkage. As a lot of other people have found, the Silverhawk linkages either...
Forum: RV-12 05-23-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,044
Posted By Chopkins
Skyview Update advice please

Evening all

I downloaded the latest Skyview 1000 updates from the Vans site as well as the map updates from the Dynon site last week onto my USB stick and then uploaded them into the aircraft. The...
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 102,329
Posted By Chopkins
That's a very clever solution. Nice one! Anthony

That's a very clever solution. Nice one!

Anthony
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2016, 04:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,475
Posted By Chopkins
Hi Thanks. I've read CAP523 several times and...

Hi

Thanks. I've read CAP523 several times and it seems easy to keep legal, namely a Roman font (distinct from Cyrillic or Arabic) with font height on fuselage side of 30cm or greater.

Good call...
Forum: RV-12 02-18-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,475
Posted By Chopkins
Registration Letters

Evening All

I have e-mailed the Parts Dept at the Factory but to no avail. Well I did get a reply but it was not much use.

My RV12 is at the Paintshop awaiting its new paintjob. I really like the...
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,840
Posted By Chopkins
Hi I didn't drill any holes in the spars. All...

Hi

I didn't drill any holes in the spars. All of the angles attached fine with clecos. Some occasionally needed running through with a No.30 drill just to take a gnats whisker off (one or two...
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By Chopkins
Thanks Bob. I've only got one radio so it is a...

Thanks Bob. I've only got one radio so it is a bit easier. I vaguely remember having to splice either the intercom wires or the PTT wires in the avionics bay. I'll have a look here and work back...
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,840
Posted By Chopkins
What worried me was the state of the edges of the...

What worried me was the state of the edges of the laminates that make up the spar ends that are factory riveted together. Mine all looked like they needed a good fettling and deburring. I obviously...
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,075
Posted By Chopkins
GTR 225 & PM3000 Transmit Noise

Hi All

I have a Garmin 225 8.33 Radio coupled with the PM3000 Intercom. The intercom works fine and it receives transmissions fine. When I transmit, I get a ringing/clanging sound in my ears...
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 984
Posted By Chopkins
Sensenich 2 Blade Prop Key details

Evening all

I'm after a favour. My aircraft and build manuals etc are at my airfield, a number of miles away, and I'm busy trying to complete my paperwork to get the aircraft in the air.

If any of...
Forum: RV-12 05-25-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,878
Posted By Chopkins
Hi Try flipping the doubler over. I had this...

Hi

Try flipping the doubler over. I had this happen on my right wing at the weekend. I stood staring at it scratching my head and my friend just picked it up, flipped it over and all was...
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,016
Posted By Chopkins
Thanks Guys - Much appreciated I've spent ages...

Thanks Guys - Much appreciated

I've spent ages getting it re-printed and then, as per Jamesey's advice, I went searching again and found the template lurking in a polypocket in my build manual....
Forum: RV-12 03-13-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,016
Posted By Chopkins
Thanks John I've printed it to these dimensions...

Thanks John

I've printed it to these dimensions and it is way too small. I presume that the canopy masking plans that are in the kit are printed on paper that is bigger than A3.


Anthony
Forum: RV-12 03-13-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,016
Posted By Chopkins
Help re 34-PLY Template Dimensions

Hi All

I'm after 5 mins of help. I've lost my paper templates for the fibreglass layup around the front of the canopy. VANS have kindly sent me a PDF of the template to save me waiting for it in...
Forum: RV-12 12-28-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,996
Posted By Chopkins
Stiffener drilled & deburred and fitted along...

Stiffener drilled & deburred and fitted along with ADAHRS. Going back in the house now to appease the other half. Wish me luck!

Anthony
Forum: RV-12 12-28-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,996
Posted By Chopkins
Top man Brent. Thanks very much. I'm off into...

Top man Brent. Thanks very much.

I'm off into the garage to have a go at this. My partner, Julie, is not going to be happy that you found this so Quick. She thought I was going to stay in the...
Forum: RV-12 12-28-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,383
Posted By Chopkins
Does this apply to UK customers? Santa left me...

Does this apply to UK customers? Santa left me some money when he dropped by.

Anthony
G-RVTW
Forum: RV-12 12-28-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,996
Posted By Chopkins
Hi Does anyone have a PDF of the transversely...

Hi

Does anyone have a PDF of the transversely mounted ADAHRS stiffener fitment instructions they could send me? . I bought a stiffener a few months back but don't have the instructions re the exact...
Forum: RV-12 12-27-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By Chopkins
Thanks both. Much appreciated. I had left the...

Thanks both. Much appreciated. I had left the pump fuse out as I didn't want it to run dry. I'll isolate it tomorrow and check the fans.

Hopefully I will get this bird into the air by...
Forum: RV-12 12-27-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 879
Posted By Chopkins
A little advice needed - How to test Skyview Cooling Fans

Seasons greetings to all.

I fitted my avionics in the summer and briefly tested to see that all was working correctly. Even though it was hot on the day I tested them, the auxiliary fans on the...
Forum: RV-12 04-29-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By Chopkins
Thanks Both I've got it all working on the SL30...

Thanks Both

I've got it all working on the SL30 set up. I've also adjusted my EFIS Volumes down to remove most of the system noise. I can recieve transmissions fine on the radio but if I transmit,...
Forum: RV-12 04-28-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By Chopkins
Garmin GTR225 set up with Skyview

Hi all

I've fitted my Garmin GTR225 radio (Based in the UK) and can't find this radio listed as an option in my Skyview set up menu. The closest I can find are the SL30 and SL40.

I've been to the...
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,613
Posted By Chopkins
RV-12 Carb Drip Trays

Hi All

Can somebody help me....either to prove I am not going mad or to tell me where I have gone wrong.

The other evening I fitted my carb trays as assembled in 46-08 and 46-09. Both fitted well...
Forum: RV-12 02-13-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,252
Posted By Chopkins
Skyview Upgrade Woes

Hi all

Thanks so much all for your help and advice with this. I have looked at the threads written by both Bill_H and Bill_R and have reviewed all of the other replies. I did email Vans and asked...
Forum: RV-12 02-12-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,252
Posted By Chopkins
Skyview Upgrade Woes

Hi all

I would really appreciate a little help. I have recently received my Engine and Avionics kit. My fuselage kit is a 2009 one so has the wiring for the old D180 system. I have read and...
Forum: RV-12 05-24-2013, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,182
Posted By Chopkins
Thank you all for your replies. I really...

Thank you all for your replies. I really appreciate it.

Decision made. I am going to powder coat the steps

I am going to powder coat the gear and flap handle. Instead, I will 2k etch prime the...
Forum: RV-12 05-23-2013, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,182
Posted By Chopkins
Powder Coat - Steps & Undercarriage?

Hi all

My fuse build is going well and I will be shortly needing to mount the steps and undercarriage. Origianally I was going to etch prime these ready for top coating later. However, I have a...
Forum: RV-12 01-21-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,148
Posted By Chopkins
RV-12 Roll Bar to Support Frames to Canopy Bases

Evening all

I am really struggling with 24-03 (Roll Bar, Support Frames and Canopy Decks). Was just wondering if anybody else has had any problems here? The cause of the issue is probably staring...
Forum: RV-12 12-24-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By Chopkins
Thanks Guys Christmas Shopping finished. I am...

Thanks Guys

Christmas Shopping finished. I am off back into the garage to do some match drilling. I will check first that the longeron face is flush with the centre section upright beneath it. -...
Forum: RV-12 12-23-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By Chopkins
RV-12 Side Skins - Under the Roll Bar Mount or Proud?

Hi All

Aologies if this has been covered before. I have done a few searches and whilst I can find lots of info on Longeron woes (Don't get me started about my Longeron issues!), I can't find any on...
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