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Forum: RV-12 07-16-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,654
Posted By funflying
Joe, What is your prop hub serial number? I am...

Joe,
What is your prop hub serial number? I am send my hub to Don at Sensenich to inspect due to clamping concerns and an irregularity I saw between two of the pitch numbers. My s/n is 29756C and was...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,530
Posted By funflying
I recently gave the serial to Sensenich and Don...

I recently gave the serial to Sensenich and Don was okay with it as it ends with a C. He did however offer to check it if I wanted to take the entire hub off and ship it back.
I told him I was going...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,530
Posted By funflying
Doug my take on your post 27 is MP is not a good...

Doug my take on your post 27 is MP is not a good measure for prop pitch but RPM will be. There are a number of variables with MP with field elevation for instance.
There are a couple of articles...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,530
Posted By funflying
Thanks for the reply Jim. I use a digital level...

Thanks for the reply Jim. I use a digital level with a fixture attach to the level I made based on an article titled, Pitch Perfect. The fixture firmly attaches to the level and is in the shape of a...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,530
Posted By funflying
I have been struggling lately trying to get my...

I have been struggling lately trying to get my prop pitch adj. to achieve those RPM ranges I noted from past threads. WOT in level flight was giving me 5720 so I had been inching in the pitch about...
Forum: RV-12 06-25-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By funflying
Hello Jim I purchased a Fuel tank pad from...

Hello Jim

I purchased a Fuel tank pad from Flyboys Accessories (their add is on this site) and put it under my tank. Now as you know the clearance under the tank gets larger from the back baggage...
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,571
Posted By funflying
Like post #3

My experience at my home airport was vert much like Bob’s and the tech told me there really isn’t a VFR check. The tech said it was the same check done for IFR but the range and limits are not as...
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,227
Posted By funflying
Enjoyed

Really enjoyed your video and continued story of your RV journey. So much of your experiences I too can relate to, and brings back some good memories. Thanks for taking the time to tell your story...
Forum: RV-12 05-27-2018, 08:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 80,230
Posted By funflying
Lookin Good Paul. Enjoy!

Lookin Good Paul. Enjoy!
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,141
Posted By funflying
Very nice

Great color choices and the scheme is what makes the plane look sleek and speedy. Nice! Enjoy!
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,412
Posted By funflying
Cutting or terminating a cable

On the EAA site there is a builder assistance video section where Brian Carpenter shows how to “cut” a cable with heat from a torch and using a slow turning drill. When I changed my throttle cables...
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,660
Posted By funflying
I drilled 2 all the way through to get good...

I drilled 2 all the way through to get good alignment then finished drilled the others off the spar. Worked well for me at final installation.
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,660
Posted By funflying
Post #59

So sorry for some mis-information reference the clips for the turnbuckles. These clips are not in the SB18-02-02 parts. It was actually 2 cotter pins with also have an MS##### similar to the...
Forum: RV-12 02-22-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,660
Posted By funflying
For what it’s worth

Tom,

I was following the same logic and concerns so I spoke with Support and parts at Vans on Wednesday.

What I learned was first if you followed the SB procedure on SB 16..... involving the...
Forum: RV-12 02-08-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,635
Posted By funflying
Mine has a rivet in the top skin to fill that...

Mine has a rivet in the top skin to fill that unused hole.

Also there was mentioned using the top access for a holding device to hang the plane. I recall a prior thread from a group in Switzerland...
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,509
Posted By funflying
Looks good Jim. Thanks for the update and...

Looks good Jim. Thanks for the update and resource information.
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,634
Posted By funflying
John squared

Very impressive guys! Continue safe flying!
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,019
Posted By funflying
I do get that

But just for the reasons you mentioned my choice was to have my carb work done at a shop. Those "trick and tips" could be done by someone who does carb maintenance regularly. Other than an annual...
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,019
Posted By funflying
My 2 cents

I too just went through a profession ( which means $$) carb/s overhaul as I was at the 200 hour inspection interval but next year I would be at the 5 year rubber replacement interval.

After...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 28,507
Posted By funflying
Chuck, I know a couple of friends, one with a 9...

Chuck,
I know a couple of friends, one with a 9 and one with a 7, had done some changes to their nose gear, but they had more of a geometry issue, not cracking. I've seen other aftermarket stiffeners...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 28,507
Posted By funflying
Original to Conversion

Does anyone know if the wheel pants on the original nose wheel design will still work on the new fork?
Forum: RV-12 07-27-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,870
Posted By funflying
Some familiar faces from last year. I see Paul...

Some familiar faces from last year. I see Paul trying to hide in the back!

Sorry I missed the gathering but maybe some regional gatherings can get the 12 community together through the flying...
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,754
Posted By funflying
I too ran mine without wings like the prior post,...

I too ran mine without wings like the prior post, and had no problems but was cautious. No taxing or full power run ups and nothing felt unsafe or being over stressed.
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,718
Posted By funflying
I'm betting on the voltage regulator and...

I'm betting on the voltage regulator and ignitions :D
Forum: RV-12 05-06-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,021
Posted By funflying
Good job Paul!! You did a lot of research on this...

Good job Paul!! You did a lot of research on this journey and it's paid off! Enjoy the next chapters of fun!
Forum: RV-12 05-01-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,846
Posted By funflying
Flightline

If the seats in the SLSA are constructed by the same group as the seats ordered in any of Vans RV12 kits they can add temper foam at an additional cost of course. I had this option when my seats were...
Forum: RV-12 04-29-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,163
Posted By funflying
Flying vs down time

I know it was hard to take the plane out of service for 6 to 8 weeks for paint after you've flown for six months to year. I've seen builders take both paths, paint at final assembly or wait till...
Forum: RV-12 04-24-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,460
Posted By funflying
You told me about your hangar so I see what mean,...

You told me about your hangar so I see what mean, but it looks like a great shelter none the less. If the hangar is clean and dry that's half the battle.

Looking forward to first flight.
Forum: RV-12 04-16-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,460
Posted By funflying
Congrats Paul! The real Fun begins in the air....

Congrats Paul!
The real Fun begins in the air. More exciting that taxiing in the court :)

I will be watching for the first flight video!
Forum: RV-12 04-07-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,429
Posted By funflying
Back from a day at SnF

Well, not an RV12 fest. The homebuilt parking and homebuilt camping had plenty RVs, but only 3 RV12s (teen built) and 1 at the EAA building used for display promoting the chance to win an SLSA model....
Forum: RV-12 04-07-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,429
Posted By funflying
Cool Friday

Heading over this morning to visit Sun n Fun. At the end of a week long Florida vacation. My 12 is in the hangar in Colorado and was under a little snow this past week.

I will check back in if...
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,084
Posted By funflying
I too had similar issues with the rubber bowl...

I too had similar issues with the rubber bowl gaskets. Replaced them with Rotax gaskets and now no leak issues.
Forum: RV-12 03-13-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,168
Posted By funflying
Water and stuff

I had my first experience with water and sediment in some 91 octane ethanol free gas I get in some tanks I take to this station in the Denver area. When I sumped the tank at the gascolator I got this...
Forum: RV-12 03-06-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,591
Posted By funflying
Thanks

John & Dale thanks for your input on this matter. Currently my original Ducati, is in the original firewall location, but I am watching its performance. Lately my battery voltage has stayed in the...
Forum: RV-12 03-05-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,591
Posted By funflying
Plug and play

I guess I hoped the SH regulator was a direct swap for the Ducati VR. I would appreciate a little more direction on the install of the additional capacitor. It sounds like some did the install with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,901
Posted By funflying
Great job

This is one of your life experiences Josh you'll never forget. Enjoy your adventures moving forward.
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,475
Posted By funflying
John, As I worked through annual inspection last...

John,
As I worked through annual inspection last month I installed a new Vernier control and the springs were included. No specific part number, but I'm sure McFarlane Aviation will know as they were...
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,980
Posted By funflying
I replaced the MP this year at annual due to some...

I replaced the MP this year at annual due to some minor chafing. When I reviewed the KAI it appeared this 15 inch long hose was supplied by Vans. I took it to my local ORiley auto parts and asked for...
Forum: RV-12 02-01-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 24,141
Posted By funflying
This was in an RV6 I sold 5years ago. It's been...

This was in an RV6 I sold 5years ago. It's been resold again since my sale, and don't know whether it's still installed or if the current owner moved to a different unit.
Forum: RV-12 02-01-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 24,141
Posted By funflying
Airhound, I once had an Aera 560 and the antenna...

Airhound,

I once had an Aera 560 and the antenna was built in. Very nice feature.
Forum: RV-12 01-17-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,543
Posted By funflying
I will agree with waiting for HDX Skyview When...

I will agree with waiting for HDX Skyview

When I was in a similar situation I was waited for the Skyview conversion from the D-180. It took longer than I hoped but the techs wanted to get it right...
Forum: RV-12 01-15-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 229,687
Posted By funflying
Congratulations and she looks great! Nice...

Congratulations and she looks great!

Nice scheme, simple lines, I like it!

Garmin or Skyview?
Forum: RV-12 01-11-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,729
Posted By funflying
My 2 cents

I did the layup process and thought it went pretty well based on my limited fiberglass experience. I had the paint shop finish the fiberglass work on the cowling and canopy. After a couple of years I...
Forum: RV-12 12-24-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,419
Posted By funflying
Merry Christas and Happy New Year! To all a safe...

Merry Christas and Happy New Year!
To all a safe 2017!

Active in my condition inspection during this time of year.
Forum: RV-12 12-21-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,974
Posted By funflying
For what's worth

I had a bunch of stuff powder coated on my 12, the steps were included, but the gear legs were not!
Now my concern is if the step needed to be repaired I would have to remove much of the powder coat...
Forum: RV-12 12-19-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,860
Posted By funflying
An electic

This is not required for the light sport repairman certificate, but recommend for owners/operators of Rotax power plants.
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,860
Posted By funflying
I have gotten help several times from Roger in...

I have gotten help several times from Roger in text and over the phone. He has always been open to assist. I wish I could attend but I also encourage anyone operating a Rotax to get this training. I...
Forum: RV-12 12-13-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 33,743
Posted By funflying
Looks great Paul! Happy Hoildays to you and your...

Looks great Paul!

Happy Hoildays to you and your family.
Forum: RV-12 12-13-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,624
Posted By funflying
As you consider your possible routes I'm based at...

As you consider your possible routes I'm based at Rocky Mountain Metro, BJC, in the Denver area. There are only two 12s on the field, but lots of RVs and some of those likely going to Oshkosh too....
Forum: RV-12 12-05-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,532
Posted By funflying
Mel would know, but I recall there is no path...

Mel would know, but I recall there is no path back to ELSA once the aircraft is moved from ELSA TO EAB. Might also apply to the move from SLSA to ELSA, you can not go back? Just a caution I recall...
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,819
Posted By funflying
Bob, I am still on my original Ducati at 165...

Bob,
I am still on my original Ducati at 165 hours and watching it closely. I have a new Ducati and John Deere on the shelf just in case.

It sounds like both your Ducati's have been on the...
Forum: RV-12 11-15-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,369
Posted By funflying
Jim, Isn't it also keeping the battery active as...

Jim,
Isn't it also keeping the battery active as part of the chemistry piece?

As opposed to just sitting inactive all winter, then putting on the charger as spring arrives. What do you think?
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,157
Posted By funflying
Santa workshop

You guys must have been recruited from the North Pole :)

Flying since 2013 with around 574 hours?
Way to go. Flying often is great to see. Is this unusual to replace this early on? Or were there...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,585
Posted By funflying
Ref post #12

I took off the baggage wall and did my best gumby to access the plug, with the two wires from the OAT, into the ADAHRS(the device in back that talks to the Skyview). It appeared from the beginning...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,778
Posted By funflying
My skin distance from the screws on the tail cone...

My skin distance from the screws on the tail cone fairing is pretty close. I had never experienced any clearance issues, and always check the movement of the stabilator during pre-flight. I followed...
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,120
Posted By funflying
The delivery of my seats were delayed so I had to...

The delivery of my seats were delayed so I had to call Abbey and since my seats were made yet I had options. She told me about the use of temperfoam in the seat cushions section and I paid an extra...
Forum: RV-12 09-27-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,585
Posted By funflying
I too wondered first about the ground. When I...

I too wondered first about the ground. When I checked the probe at its location under the wing the washer is on this side as called out in the plans, and was solid in the hole. Then I looked at the...
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,585
Posted By funflying
Jumpy numbers

I recently have had two flights were I noted the Density Altitude (DA) numbers racing up down associated with the OAT numbers also racing up and down. I am assuming the OAT number movement is...
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,753
Posted By funflying
Vans powder coat color

When I was painting the interior, 2011, I contacted vans about the color used on the parts received already powder coated. I took as many parts as practical to a local powder coat facility who used...
Forum: RV-12 09-12-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,155
Posted By funflying
Good jod

Keeping your cool!

I had a similar incident but I was still on the ground and could just shut down.
I was in Missouri on a visit and had parked overnight in a covered structure. It was cool and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,057
Posted By funflying
I'll bet you've done this a few times Allan! I...

I'll bet you've done this a few times Allan!

I have a bead breaker from harbor frieght which look suitable for trailer tires and it works well on the airplane tires. Reminds me of the device as...
Forum: RV-12 09-01-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,429
Posted By funflying
I painted the filler neck and left the tank...

I painted the filler neck and left the tank unpainted. I have a light material with a rubber back covering the top of the tank. Just personal preference.
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