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Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,543
Posted By waterboy2110
I agree with Roger that many are over pitching...

I agree with Roger that many are over pitching their prop - Vans is no exception. There have been posts from the Vans folks in this forum that make the claim that the recommended pitch for the 12...
Forum: California 06-28-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By waterboy2110
George is the new DAR for OAK FSDO George J....

George is the new DAR for OAK FSDO

George J. Schoen
DAR OAK FSDO
Aviation Resources Int'l, LLC
Mobile +1 415 298 4516
george.schoen@sbcglobal.net


I used Danny and thought he was great. I'm sure...
Forum: RV-12 02-22-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,692
Posted By waterboy2110
Ordered the stab SB last week. Called and was...

Ordered the stab SB last week. Called and was told it didn’t ship. OK with grounding the plane while the parts come in (took it apart before I had the parts). Time to wash and wax.
Forum: RV-12 02-18-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,815
Posted By waterboy2110
In flight engine failure due to engine loading...

In flight engine failure due to engine loading stemming from prop pitch as prescribed by the KAI.
Forum: RV-12 01-15-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,947
Posted By waterboy2110
I don't see "grease the pins" - The KIA says to...

I don't see "grease the pins" - The KIA says to grease the pins (pg 30-03) After filing the skins, making sure there was no interference from anything my pins wouldn't go in until I greased them.
Forum: RV-12 01-11-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
I've spoken to quite a few Rotax folks since this...

I've spoken to quite a few Rotax folks since this failure. I've never heard anyone make that statement about 5100 WOT. In fact, it's quite the opposite.

There's no arguing that at 5100 RPM the...
Forum: RV-12 01-07-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,139
Posted By waterboy2110
Download the manuals from DynaVib and ACES. Get a...

Download the manuals from DynaVib and ACES. Get a copy of the AC and ACES guide referenced in both manuals. The ACES system is more advanced for what looks like an extra hundred bucks and walks you...
Forum: Reviews 01-04-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 622
Posted By waterboy2110
Shout out to Dynon

I was flying back from LA last week and began to notice stick shake about the last 150 miles or so. While watching the SkyView I noticed the display would jump and an error would come up "Position...
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,139
Posted By waterboy2110
I would consider the prop to be the final...

I would consider the prop to be the final component to look at when chasing a vibration. The list from the Rotax SL is a good start.

I don't know how the DynaVib or other balances filter the data...
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,118
Posted By waterboy2110
if anyone is charging more than a couple hundred...

if anyone is charging more than a couple hundred move on. Most I've heard of around here is $300.
Forum: RV-12 12-29-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,139
Posted By waterboy2110
Well - I guess I took this statement from the...

Well - I guess I took this statement from the Aces-Guide-Propeller-Balancing document Revision 2.0 June 1996 1000-OM-01,which is data approved by the administrator, literally...

"Modification of the...
Forum: RV-12 12-29-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,139
Posted By waterboy2110
No problem. PM me and we can set a date to meet

No problem. PM me and we can set a date to meet
Forum: RV-12 12-29-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,139
Posted By waterboy2110
Scott is correct in that the manual asks to use...

Scott is correct in that the manual asks to use the spinner screws to add weight during initial runs. The procedures go on to tell the mechanic to add weight at the 180 degree radial of the measured...
Forum: RV-12 12-27-2017, 10:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,139
Posted By waterboy2110
You will be drilling a hole through the rear...

You will be drilling a hole through the rear spinner bulkhead for the balance weight.

Once you determine the angle where the maximum IPS exist weight will be added 180 degrees from that point....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-25-2017, 11:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,051
Posted By waterboy2110
Call Vans and see how much the part is. Stop...

Call Vans and see how much the part is. Stop worrying until you find out. Did the same thing with one of my AST tabs. Stressed over it. It was $24. Sure this skin will be more but it's in a bad spot...
Forum: RV-12 12-25-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,390
Posted By waterboy2110
Not sure I'd invest in anything VOR these days....

Not sure I'd invest in anything VOR these days. You'll also need antennas and associated wiring. And make sure the energy budget can handle it especially if you're considering older used avionics....
Forum: RV-12 12-25-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 23,390
Posted By waterboy2110
That's pretty cool. I would assume you could do...

That's pretty cool. I would assume you could do that with the Dynon but I'd have to look into it.
Forum: RV-12 12-24-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,070
Posted By waterboy2110
Ya - I don't know. Time will tell. I'm already...

Ya - I don't know. Time will tell. I'm already $19k behind at the 47th hour due to Rotax engine failure. Mo-Gas definitely contributed to the failure. Buying good MoGas vs best price on AvGas is...
Forum: RV-12 12-23-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,070
Posted By waterboy2110
Oh yea that's true. When people asked me how much...

Oh yea that's true. When people asked me how much my Cessna cost I would tell them 4 times what I paid for it.
Yep - the 12 is very advanced. Flew my first night flight tonight. Gaining confidence in...
Forum: RV-12 12-23-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,519
Posted By waterboy2110
Illustrated Parts Catalog. Download it from Rotax.

Illustrated Parts Catalog. Download it from Rotax.
Forum: RV-12 12-23-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,070
Posted By waterboy2110
Well you're not going to fly night as sport...

Well you're not going to fly night as sport pilot. The 12 is a great little plane but the Basic Med opens the doors for many who can do their flying in a $20k plane of which there are many to choose...
Forum: RV-12 12-23-2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,139
Posted By waterboy2110
Triggering off the plug would work for direct...

Triggering off the plug would work for direct drive. Just use a strobe light trigger. The Rotax has gear reduction thus the need to sync to the prop.
Forum: RV-12 12-23-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,070
Posted By waterboy2110
A recent article in one of the magazines (AOPA /...

A recent article in one of the magazines (AOPA / Sport Pilot - can't remember) touted Basic Med's success and that it was now being developed in other countries. In that article it mentioned the LSA...
Forum: RV-12 12-23-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,139
Posted By waterboy2110
Pretty sure there are spectral analysis programs...

Pretty sure there are spectral analysis programs for your laptop now. The trigger would be pretty simple as you say. The accelorometers used look to be off the shelf MEMS devices that come in chips...
Forum: RV-12 12-22-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,139
Posted By waterboy2110
$1600 and change. As soon as I needed some...

$1600 and change. As soon as I needed some washers I found a guy who had one - go figure.

I'm glad to have it. Spent years in the aerospace industry flying FFT's. I'm a data fan and these things...
Forum: RV-12 12-21-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,139
Posted By waterboy2110
Prop balancing using the DynaVib

Finally got around to making the fixtures and testing out the DynaVib prop balance tool. Pretty impressed with the results.

There was a point when you pulled the throttle out a vibration would set...
Forum: RV-12 12-21-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,070
Posted By waterboy2110
After some thought (about cost) I think I'll just...

After some thought (about cost) I think I'll just leave it alone. I built the 12 because of the sport pilot rule but now that basic med is real the LSA market may be on it's way out except for a few...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,645
Posted By waterboy2110
Not sure what kind of access you'll have once the...

Not sure what kind of access you'll have once the skins are on. I only have one access cover for this area. The pitot is going to go in last so even the bends in the aluminum line are going to be a...
Forum: RV-12 12-20-2017, 08:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,070
Posted By waterboy2110
Airmaster Constant Speed Prop

Anyone using this system on the 12? I've heard great things about them and have been told it's the best money spent to get real all around performance. My understanding is that CSP's are allowed in...
Forum: RV-12 12-20-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,043
Posted By waterboy2110
Make sure the HS 1210 hinge stops meet spec. They...

Make sure the HS 1210 hinge stops meet spec. They could be undersized and pulling the HS 1213 parts together.


For the washers I highly recommend a inexpensive tool that will make dealing with...
Forum: RV-12 12-16-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
Great comments folks. The intake O rings and...

Great comments folks.

The intake O rings and water jacket O Rings were in place and there were no signs of being pinched or damaged. The carb manifold / drip pan assemble was as described by the...
Forum: RV-12 12-15-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
Impressive analysis of the data. KCCR - Holding...

Impressive analysis of the data.
KCCR - Holding short on 32R for landing traffic on 19R (local carrier - Jet) thus the delay. So yea - we most likely went right through the wash. I never really...
Forum: RV-12 12-15-2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
Ross, thanks for looking at the photos and...

Ross, thanks for looking at the photos and providing valuable input. I will post more detailed photos of the piston for you to examine. There were chunks of ring embedded in the piston - I have a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-14-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,181
Posted By waterboy2110
Is it time to build a 7?

Hello RV7 drivers. Giving serious though to taking on a new project. I think the 7 is going to be the one.
Forum: RV-12 12-14-2017, 08:04 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
Pictures of the plugs, pistion, O-Rings and cylinder.

Pulled the engine out of the box today and took some pics. (http://912ulsenginefailure.blogspot.com/2017/12/more-pics-of-piston-plugs-and-head-of-2.html)

Plugs look fine
Number 2 top is pretty...
Forum: RV-12 12-14-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
Scott, Iíd like to go on record by saying that I...

Scott,
Iíd like to go on record by saying that I personally appreciate and value your participation and contributions to this forum. Iím sure many others feel the same as I do. You insight to the...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-14-2017, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,259
Posted By waterboy2110
There should be at least one thread showing...

There should be at least one thread showing beyond the nut when properly torqued. The photo show some gap. Verify that the proper bolt is being used per the plans.
Forum: RV-12 12-13-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
While discussing this with some mechanic buddies...

While discussing this with some mechanic buddies they mentioned a 12 here in CA for sale because the engine gave out. Don't have the specifics.

I don't think it's reasonable to imply there is only...
Forum: RV-12 12-13-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
The ignition check failed after the engine melted...

The ignition check failed after the engine melted down. Perhaps one of the #4 plugs was taken out - I'll check. Once I found the #2 melted I stopped looking at the ignition. I can't reason a dead...
Forum: RV-12 12-11-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
updated charts

I've changed the X Axis on the charts to session time.

There was a fair bit of time holding short waiting for a regional to land on the crossing runway. The temps were still in spec per Rotax and...
Forum: RV-12 12-10-2017, 11:39 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
Perhaps, in this case the plane wasn't flying -...

Perhaps, in this case the plane wasn't flying - just building heat. The fact that there is no carb heat on the 12 would indicate the temp of the air in the cowl is enough to avoid any carb ice. Was...
Forum: RV-12 12-10-2017, 11:13 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
It's mentioned in the service letter....

It's mentioned in the service letter. Rotax-Owners also mentioned it. I couldn't tell you if the carbs were set up to run in hot or cold air but I would assume when tested at the factory they're...
Forum: RV-12 12-09-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
Thanks everyone for your input and wanting to...

Thanks everyone for your input and wanting to help solve this issue. I will get the head and plug pics posted.

The x axis on my charts is data points I believe. I can change it to time.


While I...
Forum: RV-12 12-08-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
Agreed - Using the graph and the EFIS data I...

Agreed - Using the graph and the EFIS data I would say the engine failed because it was run at less than 5200 RPM and at 30 inches of manifold. Also, the document mentions pulling in hot air - which...
Forum: RV-12 12-07-2017, 03:00 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
Hi Andrew - I've read that document before and...

Hi Andrew - I've read that document before and re-read it again after discussing it with my Rotax partner this morning. I re-read your post and now it makes more sense. In essence, Vans is having you...
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,507
Posted By waterboy2110
Six pistons on a 12. Cool. Looks like you...

Six pistons on a 12. Cool. Looks like you modified the turtle deck. Nice.
Forum: RV-12 12-05-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,349
Posted By waterboy2110
Thatís the one Iím talking about.

Thatís the one Iím talking about.
Forum: RV-12 12-05-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,349
Posted By waterboy2110
There’s a small screw that you remove from the...

There’s a small screw that you remove from the balance tube (the tube that connects the two intake manifolds) It has barbs on the port and is closer to the left side. That’s what it looks like from...
Forum: RV-12 12-05-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,349
Posted By waterboy2110
Has this engine ran yet? Connecting throttle...

Has this engine ran yet? Connecting throttle cables implies it hasnít. It looks like the screw you remove to tap into the balance tube for the MAP sensor.
Forum: RV-12 12-05-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,034
Posted By waterboy2110
Thanks Scott. I was tempted to ask out of band...

Thanks Scott. I was tempted to ask out of band but felt the info might help others. FWIW Rotax does show the O ring on the flange when using their trays.
Forum: RV-12 12-05-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 28,527
Posted By waterboy2110
It appears the original fork is failing under...

It appears the original fork is failing under normal use. You canít buy the old fork any longer AFAIK. So no. Itís not the same.
Forum: RV-12 12-05-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,034
Posted By waterboy2110
The Drip Tray for the Rans looks to be the Rotax...

The Drip Tray for the Rans looks to be the Rotax drip tray as seen in the parts manual and here (https://www.cps-parts.com/catalog/rtxpages/914manifold.php) at CPS. Given the way Vans has you...
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
Thanks Scott - Dean was the guy at lockwood....

Thanks Scott - Dean was the guy at lockwood. That's all I know about him.
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
Hi Andrew - max RPM was 5098. I've posted the...

Hi Andrew - max RPM was 5098. I've posted the graph on the blog. I have read that document. Thanks for asking for this data!
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
Scott - Thanks for the reply. I certainly...

Scott - Thanks for the reply. I certainly appreciate your input and insight even with the standard "my opinion" disclaimer.

To be clear -
I called Vans, they said call Lockwood, Lockwood said fill...
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
The first engine was a bit smoother throughout...

The first engine was a bit smoother throughout the range (as I recall -it's been 6 months). Myself and my partner (Rotax representative for United Emirates for many years) are very familiar with carb...
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
When I went to pick up the engine Bryan and...

When I went to pick up the engine Bryan and Ronnie were getting ready to teach a class. Ronnie made the statement that since the quality of the fuel was no longer in question then the shroud or the...
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
Cool, I'm out at Byron every week for fuel. Let's...

Cool, I'm out at Byron every week for fuel. Let's hook up.
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
The engine can be repaired. If Rotax steps up...

The engine can be repaired. If Rotax steps up with warranty they get all parts they are willing to replace up to and including the entire engine. I was led to believe they would replace the engine....
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
I would absolutely remove that shroud. Vans...

I would absolutely remove that shroud. Vans states after a year of testing they've determined it didn't make a difference. If it didn't make a difference it wasn't needed in the first place. The folk...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
I wouldn't say Rotax isn't serviceable, the are...

I wouldn't say Rotax isn't serviceable, the are pretty simple engines sans the gear box. This engine made major metal and the only way to return it to service is to completely go through it. It took...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 23,185
Posted By waterboy2110
Yea - 912ULS

Yea - 912ULS
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