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Forum: RV-12 12-05-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,657
Posted By Driftdown
+1. . . . .

+1. . . . .
Forum: RV-12 11-05-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,033
Posted By Driftdown
Rotax video on oil filter anomaly

https://youtu.be/HtW5KmfCtlU
Forum: RV-12 10-26-2017, 12:51 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,657
Posted By Driftdown
+1 . . . .

+1 . . . .
Forum: RV-12 10-18-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,849
Posted By Driftdown
Excellent suggestion.

Excellent suggestion.
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,657
Posted By Driftdown
Jim, That looks like a winner to me. Thanks for...

Jim,

That looks like a winner to me.
Thanks for the pics and sharing.
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,657
Posted By Driftdown
Thank you for the informative response.

Thank you for the informative response.
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2017, 11:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,657
Posted By Driftdown
If that's the case, then why doesn't echoUAT feed...

If that's the case, then why doesn't echoUAT feed Dynon Skyview displays with weather and traffic?:(
Forum: RV-12 10-04-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,111
Posted By Driftdown
Concur with everyone here Don . . . don't give up...

Concur with everyone here Don . . . don't give up on it.
Unless your heart just isn't into it anymore, you have too much invested, just to let it go. And I'm not talking about money, I talking about...
Forum: ADS-B 09-22-2017, 10:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,782
Posted By Driftdown
Anybody have any follow-up reports on the...

Anybody have any follow-up reports on the performance of the Echo UAT unit?
Any dissatisfaction?
Forum: RV-12 09-21-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,205
Posted By Driftdown
That's still a little course (over...

That's still a little course (over pitched).
Ideal WOT RPM, at your preferred cruise altitude, during straight and level flight, should be about 5650. That will also give you a little more RPM for...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,913
Posted By Driftdown
That's a very measured and level-headed...

That's a very measured and level-headed response.
For me, it's a "no brainer," regardless of where you operate out of.
"Cheap insurance?" All should ask themselves, what is one life worth?
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,533
Posted By Driftdown
Did that fix it?

Did that fix it?
Forum: RV-12 08-16-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,100
Posted By Driftdown
Concur with that. My k-factor settings are very...

Concur with that.
My k-factor settings are very close to yours. My 2nd setting is also at 68000. Dynon says it doesn't matter what the 2nd one is set to, because it is ignored by Skyview, since a...
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2017, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,749
Posted By Driftdown
I also really like the pattern. It is not real...

I also really like the pattern. It is not real "busy."
I hope they offer it in an assortment of attractive color combinations.
Only time will tell.
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,749
Posted By Driftdown
S-LSA RV-12's come from a custom motorcycle paint...

S-LSA RV-12's come from a custom motorcycle paint shop.
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,601
Posted By Driftdown
I am sure most owners know about this, but for...

I am sure most owners know about this, but for the benefit of those that don't, there is a good video on Rotax Carburetor Synchronization. It walks you through the whole carb sync routine, starting...
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,361
Posted By Driftdown
While flying military aircraft, I encountered...

While flying military aircraft, I encountered that several times.
Hard to comprehend, but for some aircraft, the concept is true.
The thing that suffers is fuel endurance and probably engine life.
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,683
Posted By Driftdown
No. That withstanding, the RV-12 must be properly...

No.
That withstanding, the RV-12 must be properly instrumented and equipped for the instrument training flight.
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,683
Posted By Driftdown
This is the FAA's stance, at least for type...

This is the FAA's stance, at least for type certified aircraft that are not approved for IFR flight.

ORDER 8900.1, Volume 5.

5-439 USE OF AIRCRAFT NOT APPROVED FOR IFR OPERATIONS UNDER ITS TYPE...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,683
Posted By Driftdown
Where does it regulatorily mandate that? If...

Where does it regulatorily mandate that?

If conditions are absolutey VFR, there is no reason all those clearances will not be complied with.
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,683
Posted By Driftdown
How about this instead, "we are canceling IFR and...

How about this instead, "we are canceling IFR and proceding visually."
Reason for canceling IFR is optionally up to the pilot.

ATC will probably ask, "okay, radar service terminated, squawk VFR,...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,683
Posted By Driftdown
The operative term is "conditions." Nobody is...

The operative term is "conditions."

Nobody is questioning the prohibition of operating under "IFR conditions."

The real question is, "under VFR conditions, can an LSA be operated on an IFR flight...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,971
Posted By Driftdown
No disrespect here at all, but the South...

No disrespect here at all, but the South Vietnamese pilot's I trained (early 70's), used 2x4 blocks and rubber bands. They never had any complaints at all. Far as I can remember, that solution worked...
Forum: RV-12 08-01-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,664
Posted By Driftdown
If you alter an RV-12 with a constant speed prop,...

If you alter an RV-12 with a constant speed prop, in the USA, wouldn't that take the airplane out of the LSA category, as per FAR's?
Forum: RV-12 08-01-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,903
Posted By Driftdown
In that regard, I don't think it is much...

In that regard, I don't think it is much different than any other LSA.
Due to the light wing loading, it is "just the nature of the animal.":)
Forum: RV-12 07-30-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By Driftdown
Check both ends of the respective oil return...

Check both ends of the respective oil return tube. You may have to use an inspection mirror, especially on the outboard end of the tube. They are sealed with rubber "O" rings.
Forum: RV-12 07-30-2017, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By Driftdown
IMHO, the hardest approach yet, is a well flown...

IMHO, the hardest approach yet, is a well flown visual, without electronic guidance and neither VASI or PAPI.
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,788
Posted By Driftdown
Excellent report Scott, thank you.:)

Excellent report Scott, thank you.:)
Forum: RV-12 07-27-2017, 10:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,892
Posted By Driftdown
Good for you Dave. I would do the same thing if I...

Good for you Dave. I would do the same thing if I were in your position.
IMHO, the new deal maker is the new engine, fuel tank and reworked landing gear support structure.
Good luck selling your...
Forum: RV-12 07-26-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,749
Posted By Driftdown
Interesting. Thank you for posting that video.:)

Interesting.
Thank you for posting that video.:)
Forum: RV-12 07-22-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,892
Posted By Driftdown
Scott, In the Van's RV-12is advertising, it says...

Scott,

In the Van's RV-12is advertising, it says the new engine cowl is easier to remove and install. How so?
It appears the piano hinge is still used, so how is removal and install any different...
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,177
Posted By Driftdown
. . . . +1

. . . . +1
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,177
Posted By Driftdown
Thank you. Recalc in progress! . . . . . . . ....

Thank you.
Recalc in progress!

. . . . . . . .

New numbers . . .

Unofficially, I calculate approximately 55 more minutes of fuel endurance for the 912is RV-12. That's figuring old tank capacity...
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2017, 03:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,177
Posted By Driftdown
Thanks Scott. Unofficially, I calculate...

Thanks Scott.

Unofficially, I calculate approximately 50 more minutes of fuel endurance for the 912is RV-12. That's figuring both tanks have a capacity of 20.2 gallons.
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2017, 01:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,177
Posted By Driftdown
Does anybody know what the fuel capacity is for...

Does anybody know what the fuel capacity is for the redesigned fuel tank?
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2017, 12:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,177
Posted By Driftdown
That is outstanding! That will give the RV-12...

That is outstanding!
That will give the RV-12 more endurance and more range, assuming the fuel capacity remains the same.
Forum: RV-12 07-16-2017, 05:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,903
Posted By Driftdown
Steve, What is your take on the Ran's S-21 with...

Steve,

What is your take on the Ran's S-21 with the Titan engine?
Forum: RV-12 07-14-2017, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,348
Posted By Driftdown
Excellent advice. Thanks Scott.

Excellent advice.
Thanks Scott.
Forum: RV-12 06-14-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,929
Posted By Driftdown
All good stuff Jolly. And thanks for sharing your...

All good stuff Jolly.
And thanks for sharing your experience on flying light sport airplanes.
Your explanation on airspeed/pitch and altitude-GS/power makes a lot of sense and works for many of...
Forum: RV-12 06-12-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,263
Posted By Driftdown
That is very good advice and I whole heartedly...

That is very good advice and I whole heartedly endorse it.
Forum: RV-12 06-11-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,387
Posted By Driftdown
I just read on their website, they balance all...

I just read on their website, they balance all nose, new and retread tires within -0- tolerance. This is accomplished with internal balance pads.
Forum: RV-12 06-11-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,387
Posted By Driftdown
How was the balance on those before adding the...

How was the balance on those before adding the weights?
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,204
Posted By Driftdown
x2 . . . . . .

x2 . . . . . .
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,487
Posted By Driftdown
Any photos of it?

Any photos of it?
Forum: RV-12 06-06-2017, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,941
Posted By Driftdown
Congratulations and have fun with your new toy!:)

Congratulations and have fun with your new toy!:)
Forum: RV-12 05-21-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,005
Posted By Driftdown
Concur. Trust me, when it comes to gusty...

Concur.
Trust me, when it comes to gusty crosswind landings, it's not any different from any other LSA.
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,438
Posted By Driftdown
The support you all have given this guy speaks...

The support you all have given this guy speaks volumes about the quality of the forum membership here. As a member of several LSA forums, it does not get any better.
My hat is off to all of you who...
Forum: RV-12 05-11-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,438
Posted By Driftdown
I find that an excellent approach to building an...

I find that an excellent approach to building an RV-12.
Forum: RV-12 05-08-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,369
Posted By Driftdown
Congratulations Paul! Have fun with your new toy...

Congratulations Paul!
Have fun with your new toy and be safe always.:)
Forum: RV-12 04-16-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,133
Posted By Driftdown
Good job!!

Good job!!
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,792
Posted By Driftdown
Great stuff Mike. Thank you for sharing with us.

Great stuff Mike.
Thank you for sharing with us.
Forum: RV-12 03-25-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,393
Posted By Driftdown
And to remove the OBS mode . . . just select the...

And to remove the OBS mode . . . just select the "direct to" command momentarily, without the 2 second press. That removes OBS mode and flies you direct to the fix again.
Forum: RV-12 03-19-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,314
Posted By Driftdown
You're kidding, right?

You're kidding, right?
Forum: RV-12 03-07-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,999
Posted By Driftdown
Based upon the initial report, my vote goes to...

Based upon the initial report, my vote goes to carb debris.
Drop the bowls and inspect!

This is a typical scenario of carb debris following a rubber change.
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,540
Posted By Driftdown
Sure would like to see some before-between-after...

Sure would like to see some before-between-after pics of that.
Forum: RV-12 02-22-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,729
Posted By Driftdown
https://discussions.apple.com/servlet/JiveServlet/...

https://discussions.apple.com/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/2-20466345-183214/thanx.gif
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,925
Posted By Driftdown
Got it. Thanks.

Got it. Thanks.
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,729
Posted By Driftdown
Wise move. You will be much better prepared and...

Wise move.
You will be much better prepared and feel better about everything afterwards.
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,729
Posted By Driftdown
Dick, Tell us about your G3x. Why did you choose...

Dick,

Tell us about your G3x.
Why did you choose that over SkyView?
Forum: RV-12 02-20-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,925
Posted By Driftdown
Seems like a tradeoff . . . oil pressure...

Seems like a tradeoff . . . oil pressure verification for more cranking power.
I question . . . just how much more cranking power does that really add up to?

With a Skyview already on, not only do...
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,684
Posted By Driftdown
Thank you Adam. I stand corrected. Very glad...

Thank you Adam.
I stand corrected.

Very glad there was no fire and they escaped the cockpit okay.
Too early to tell, but appears it was low speed.
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,684
Posted By Driftdown
Alton Bay RV event

https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=12733&stc=1&d=1487536001

http://www.nh1.com/news/crews-on-scene-in-alton-bay-after-plane-flips-over-on-ice-runway/
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