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Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By RFSchaller
Amen! Public discourse has become too...

Amen! Public discourse has become too polarized.

Original post has been edited...one of the moderators.
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By RFSchaller
OMG! Iím repeating myself!😜

OMG! Iím repeating myself!😜
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By RFSchaller
Wow, electric flaps now! My early gen RV-12 with...

Wow, electric flaps now! My early gen RV-12 with a D-180 is getting to be a dinosaur!
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By RFSchaller
Wow, electric flaps now! My early gen RV-12 with...

Wow, electric flaps now! My early gen RV-12 with a D-180 is getting to be a dinosaur!
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,231
Posted By RFSchaller
Iíve always thought a good quick fix would be to...

Iíve always thought a good quick fix would be to eliminate the medical certificate for the recreational pilot certificate. It would essentially extend Sport pilot privileges to private pilots with...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,185
Posted By RFSchaller
Looks like a lot of effort to upgrade an in...

Looks like a lot of effort to upgrade an in service engine. Whatís the justification!
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By RFSchaller
When my carbs were overhauled the shop switched...

When my carbs were overhauled the shop switched my ďchokeĒ modules. That was some really hard starting until I figured out their mistake and fixed it.
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,459
Posted By RFSchaller
In the Nuke world we often wore respirators. The...

In the Nuke world we often wore respirators. The partial face type like what is shown above were only considered 90% effective. 10% doesnít sound like much, but itís 10% more bad stuff than I want to...
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,259
Posted By RFSchaller
Joe, What does it do for us? Iím happy with my...

Joe,

What does it do for us? Iím happy with my avionics and reluctant to mess with it unless there are substantial gains.

Rich
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By RFSchaller
Steve, Thanks for the reply. Seems strange....

Steve,

Thanks for the reply. Seems strange. Frankly I donít know how my ignition modules soldier on in Phoenix heat. The temp tapes I put on them go up to 190F on the witness marks. I never thought...
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By RFSchaller
Steve, Didn'tí your run up catch the bad...

Steve,

Didn'tí your run up catch the bad ignition? Out here in Phoenix mine get scary hot in the summer, but after 6 1/2 years and 800 hours they hang in there. Given the replacement cost I have my...
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,459
Posted By RFSchaller
OMG! Something Harbor Freight doesnít have for 99...

OMG! Something Harbor Freight doesnít have for 99 cents!😱
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By RFSchaller
Itís pretty obvious when the tension is too loose...

Itís pretty obvious when the tension is too loose from the stick feel. When too tight not so much!
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,526
Posted By RFSchaller
Iíve done 4 First flights in my homebuilts over...

Iíve done 4 First flights in my homebuilts over the years. The first in a WAR FW-190 I built. I remember as it lifted off the thought went through my mind: you're in it now! I told that story to a...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,526
Posted By RFSchaller
I did my first flight. The only surprise was it...

I did my first flight. The only surprise was it does not like to shed speed quickly unlike my Cherokee. I did one go around before I got a stabilized approach and landed.
Forum: RV-12 09-30-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,213
Posted By RFSchaller
Jim, Six Sigma sounds great in a management...

Jim,

Six Sigma sounds great in a management sales pitch, but I was involved in a $105M project replacing power plant steam turbines. The well established manufacturer (who shall remain nameless)...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,213
Posted By RFSchaller
My replacement arrived yesterday, and as luck...

My replacement arrived yesterday, and as luck would have it there was a nick in the edge of the central hole. I sent them a picture and Sensenich is exchanging it for another replacement. They seem...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 593
Posted By RFSchaller
I used a rivet gun with an offset driver.

I used a rivet gun with an offset driver.
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,757
Posted By RFSchaller
Dave, thanks. Rich

Dave, thanks.

Rich
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,501
Posted By RFSchaller
Is there anything in the works to provide coolant...

Is there anything in the works to provide coolant hoses that donít require replacement every 5 years?
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,501
Posted By RFSchaller
Can you clarify? I originally installed my hoses...

Can you clarify? I originally installed my hoses in 2012. In 2017 I replaced all the fuel hoses with TS Flightlines Teflon hoses. In 2022 when I replace the oil lines will the ones from Vans be...
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,757
Posted By RFSchaller
Refresh my memory. What are the symptoms of heavy...

Refresh my memory. What are the symptoms of heavy floats? Is there an overflow of the carb bowls onto the drip pans?
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 27,914
Posted By RFSchaller
Mel, wasnít there a period when the OLs...

Mel, wasnít there a period when the OLs incorporated the POH? I seem to recall a thread on that subject.

Rich
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 27,914
Posted By RFSchaller
Itís not an issue for me because my OLs do not...

Itís not an issue for me because my OLs do not reference the POH, and they specifically allow night and/or IFR operation if properly equipped. My
OLs were issued in a March 2012.
Forum: RV-12 09-21-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,738
Posted By RFSchaller
800 hours since March 2012, and it has never left...

800 hours since March 2012, and it has never left me stranded on a X-country or had a significant mechanical failure. Great little machine!
Forum: RV-12 09-21-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 27,914
Posted By RFSchaller
Brad, I canít say I know for sure, so I hope...

Brad,

I canít say I know for sure, so I hope youíre right. Iím just happy my OLs are written the way they are.

Rich
Forum: RV-12 09-20-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,107
Posted By RFSchaller
Yep, the 12, like the Cub can just barely kill...

Yep, the 12, like the Cub can just barely kill you.😁
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 27,914
Posted By RFSchaller
Bradley, If the feds quoted a revision of the...

Bradley,

If the feds quoted a revision of the POH I think youíd be stuck.

Rich
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,107
Posted By RFSchaller
I have noticed that I canít rotate my canopy...

I have noticed that I canít rotate my canopy latch on landing roll out until I slow down to less than 20 knots. I think itís due to lifting forces on the canopy, and it makes me wonder if you could...
Forum: RV-12 09-18-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 27,914
Posted By RFSchaller
I have heard that the ELSA operating limits now...

I have heard that the ELSA operating limits now preclude IFR operation by incorporating the POH into the OL. Mel, is that true? Mine issued in 2012 allow IFR if so equipped.

The way around the IFR...
Forum: RV-12 09-18-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,107
Posted By RFSchaller
I think some ultralights use a compressed gas...

I think some ultralights use a compressed gas system. I considered a BRS, but I concluded the gas tank would be an issue due to the harness. I was concerned that any harness attached to the main...
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By RFSchaller
Mel and Joe, I agree with your comments. My...

Mel and Joe,

I agree with your comments. My thinking at the time was that the ELSA certification would eliminate any debate about needing a medical certificate. The comment I made about maintenance...
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By RFSchaller
Randy, Personally I certified mine as an ELSA to...

Randy,

Personally I certified mine as an ELSA to hedge my bets as I get older and may not want to keep renewing my medical. Then basic med came along, but I still see value in using the driver...
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,071
Posted By RFSchaller
Off topic, but part of the fuel system: the...

Off topic, but part of the fuel system: the latest EAA Sport Aviation has a good article on how the mechanical fuel pump works.
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By RFSchaller
I seem to recall from the ROTAX course the OH...

I seem to recall from the ROTAX course the OH Manual is only available to ROTAX designated repair shops authorized to do overhauls.
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 635
Posted By RFSchaller
Cheaper, if not better!😜

Cheaper, if not better!😜
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,517
Posted By RFSchaller
With regard to carrying a spare I would say this:...

With regard to carrying a spare I would say this: since it is a common aero tire I have always figured an FBO would have them. I try to carry only the unique parts an FBO would not have: voltage...
Forum: RV-12 09-03-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,517
Posted By RFSchaller
I had a bad valve poppet on one of my valve...

I had a bad valve poppet on one of my valve stems. I bought a kit at Harbor Freight that had a tool to remove the poppet and some extra poppets. A simple fix that took Ten minutes and lasted 500...
Forum: ADS-B 08-31-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,920
Posted By RFSchaller
My Freeflight unit broadcasts both my N#:and ICAO...

My Freeflight unit broadcasts both my N#:and ICAO code. Thatís how FAA found me.
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 853
Posted By RFSchaller
With regard to O-rings I assume you mean the ones...

With regard to O-rings I assume you mean the ones on the intake manifold. Iíve gone through 6 annuals removing the manifolds each time to get to the engine mount bolts. I inspect the O-rings every...
Forum: ADS-B 08-30-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,920
Posted By RFSchaller
BTW the FAA told me the letters are only advisory...

BTW the FAA told me the letters are only advisory until 2020 when they have to be acted on.
Forum: ADS-B 08-30-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,920
Posted By RFSchaller
I got one. Turned out I fat fingered the...

I got one. Turned out I fat fingered the hexadecimal ICAO code. Reentered the code and everybody was happy. You can get a detailed report of what the issue is by requesting a report...
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,852
Posted By RFSchaller
How did you set your K-factor on the red cube?...

How did you set your K-factor on the red cube? Maybe it just needs to be recalibrated if the high fuel flow indication is steady. Originally it sounded like yours was spiking.
Forum: RV-12 08-25-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,213
Posted By RFSchaller
The D hub may be inferior to the new version, but...

The D hub may be inferior to the new version, but we have only seen a handful of cracked prop hubs, and mine has about 780 Hours with no cracks. I wonít lose any sleep with a D-1 version.
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,757
Posted By RFSchaller
Most of my prepunched holes did not need...

Most of my prepunched holes did not need deburring, but not all. My test was to drag my index finger across the row of rivet holes and remove any burrs. Sometimes I had to ream a few holes when the...
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,179
Posted By RFSchaller
You always have manual protection: pull the fuse!😜

You always have manual protection: pull the fuse!😜
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,060
Posted By RFSchaller
Back Country, Thanks for the unintended...

Back Country,

Thanks for the unintended compliment about young small people! At 65 (when I did it) and undisclosed weight I would qualify for neither descriptor!😝

Rich
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,243
Posted By RFSchaller
A fellow RV-12 owner I know had a flat. The plane...

A fellow RV-12 owner I know had a flat. The plane sat right down on the wheel pant fairing so you couldnít even get it off without jacking up the plane. Since leaks sometimes are the result of a bad...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,060
Posted By RFSchaller
Itís been awhile since I did it, but I did pull...

Itís been awhile since I did it, but I did pull my tank when I did the mod. I also split the baggage floor and bulkhead when I had the tank out. Even if you can do it with the tank in it is certainly...
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,243
Posted By RFSchaller
Iím going on the opposite direction. I removed my...

Iím going on the opposite direction. I removed my wheel pants to make checking air pressure easier.
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,060
Posted By RFSchaller
Yeah, it was a pain, but actually easier than I...

Yeah, it was a pain, but actually easier than I anticipated to remove the old rivets and bracket. It helped that I had the rear window out for replacement.
Forum: RV-12 08-19-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,523
Posted By RFSchaller
Piper, Donít I wish! Iíve heard all the stories...

Piper,

Donít I wish! Iíve heard all the stories about farmersí daughters and traveling salesmen!

Rich
Forum: RV-12 08-19-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By RFSchaller
Scott, since itís been over six years since my...

Scott, since itís been over six years since my engine was delivered Iíll take your word for it, but I would have sworn it had a gasket. Bottom line is if it doesnít leak with or without why sweat it?😜
Forum: RV-12 08-19-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,198
Posted By RFSchaller
Laughed in the face of death and won again!😱...

Laughed in the face of death and won again!😱 congratulations!😁
Forum: RV-12 08-18-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,523
Posted By RFSchaller
I carry a spare volage regulator and a spare...

I carry a spare volage regulator and a spare mechanical fuel pump in the plane so I donít get stranded somewhere. I also carry a couple of spark plugs and some common AN hardware.
Forum: RV-12 08-18-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,707
Posted By RFSchaller
I use the same type as is on the tank drain plug...

I use the same type as is on the tank drain plug on mine. The engine was delivered with a crush gasket. If yours doesnít leak without one I wouldnít worry about it.
Forum: RV-12 08-16-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,852
Posted By RFSchaller
This seems odd to me because my experience with...

This seems odd to me because my experience with high fuel flow is always accompanied by low fuel pressure and quickly remedied by turning on my electric pump (I rewired my electric pump to the...
Forum: RV-12 08-10-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By RFSchaller
Unless they really stick up Iíd leave them alone....

Unless they really stick up Iíd leave them alone. If they are really bad you may want to talk to the rivet manufacturer and see if it compromises their strength. A nice coat of paint hides a lot of...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By RFSchaller
The only issue I found with nosepiece hole...

The only issue I found with nosepiece hole diameter was when I got lazy and used a 3/16Ē nosepiece on a 1/8Ē rivet. That caused the head to extrude into he nosepiece. I learned what the Ghost Busters...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,202
Posted By RFSchaller
Pretty much sums it up! 😁👍

Pretty much sums it up! 😁👍
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By RFSchaller
Driftdown, I have not had much luck posting...

Driftdown,

I have not had much luck posting pics. Send me your email on a PM and Iíll send you the pics.

Rich
Forum: RV-12 08-07-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By RFSchaller
Mine were flattened a little by my HF riveter....

Mine were flattened a little by my HF riveter. After 765 HRs and 6 1/2 years no rivet issues.
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