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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-15-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By Bob Kibby
SL-40

PM sent on SL40.
Bob Kibby
Forum: GPS 06-02-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,218
Posted By Bob Kibby
Aera660/GDL-39 Install in early RV-12

My RV-6 friend, John, figured out a way to get audio alerts from the 660 to the intercom. He made a pigtail from a 1/8 inch female stereo cable. He connected the stereo cable Blk wire to the 660 Grn,...
Forum: GPS 05-25-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,218
Posted By Bob Kibby
Aera660/GDL-39 Install in early RV-12

I'm replacing my original GPSMap 496 set up with an Area 660/GDL-39. We cut the GPSMap 496 power/data cable connector off at the 496 end. I have 660 and 39 bare wire cables. We connected the GDL 39...
Forum: RV-12 12-20-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,030
Posted By Bob Kibby
Similar Power Loss

I posted this several months ago relative to a similar power loss:


Part of my power loss was attributed to sticking carburetor pistons. As I understand it, the pistons move to control...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,103
Posted By Bob Kibby
Dallas Avionics uAvionix Kit delivery

My unit was shipped on 12/06/17 and delivered on 12/08/17. I installed the unit yesterday and hope to fly and check it out today.
Bob Kibby RV-12 N712BK
Forum: RV-12 09-18-2017, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,928
Posted By Bob Kibby
Similar Power Loss

Part of my similar power loss was attributed to sticking carburetor pistons. As I understand it, the pistons move to control carburetor inlet air as the diaphragm moves in response to air pressure...
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2016, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,434
Posted By Bob Kibby
Top Photo N712BK

The top photo is Bob Kibby in N712BK. Thanks to David for sending me the 16 photos he took of my approach into Osh.
Forum: RV-12 05-26-2016, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,263
Posted By Bob Kibby
Original and Replacement Nose Fork N712BK

I posted a photo of my nose wheel fork failure on 4/26/16 on the Nose Wheel Crack thread started by Andre Mendonca. The welds on the nose forks are significantly different. The weld bead on the...
Forum: RV-12 04-29-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,602
Posted By Bob Kibby
N712BK failed nose fork delivered to Van's

Just received the following from Van's:

Your nose fork arrived today. Thanks very much for sending that to us. Our engineering crew as well as our welding crew will be inspecting it early next...
Forum: RV-12 04-28-2016, 09:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,602
Posted By Bob Kibby
RV-12 N712BK Nose Fork Failure Update

On Wednesday April 20 I sent two e-mails with photos and descriptions of my RV-12 nose fork failure to Van's support. Since I hadn’t received any acknowledgement I sent a follow-up e-mail on April...
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2016, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,602
Posted By Bob Kibby
N712BK Operating History

Hard landing was On main gear. Out of the 400+ landings maybe 4 or 5 on grass.ldo use the brakes if I need to to make a turn off. Since I built it and have to repair it I try not to mistreat it....
Forum: RV-12 04-26-2016, 02:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,602
Posted By Bob Kibby
RV-12 N712BK Nose Fork Failure

This is a photo of my nose fork after I removed the wheel pant. Had it not been for the tilted tire I would not have known of the fractured fork and could have had a real disaster on the next...
Forum: RV-12 04-20-2016, 01:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,602
Posted By Bob Kibby
WD-1230 Nose Fork Failure

Just sent photos of failure to support@vansaircraft.com. Will let you know what their prognosis is.

Just received the new nose fork assembly and am anxious to get airworthy again.

Bob Kibby N712BK
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,602
Posted By Bob Kibby
N712BK SB RV-12 10-12-14

I received my Airworthiness Certificate on on 4/8/10. I have a log book entry on 12/19/10 (64.6 hrs) where I removed the nose wheel fairing and inspected both sides of WD-1230 nose fork for presence...
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,052
Posted By Bob Kibby
N712BK Cracks found at 229 hrs

Inspected mine after the SB was posted. Had a crack so installed new bearing bracket and bearing bracket angles in Feb 2015. I believe that there was a thread on the subject that was started in Dec...
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2016, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,602
Posted By Bob Kibby
WD-1230 Nose Fork Failure

(Meant to post the following reply on this thread)
On 4/15/16 I used my tow bar to hangar my RV-12. I noticed that the tow bar was tilted as I chocked the wheel. I removed the wheel pant and saw...
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,499
Posted By Bob Kibby
WD-1230 Nose Fork Failure

On 4/15/16 I used my tow bar to hangar my RV-12. I noticed that the tow bar was tilted as I chocked the wheel. I removed the wheel pant and saw large cracks in the same locations on the right fork as...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-08-2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,728
Posted By Bob Kibby
App store NavWorx Results today

99 cents at App Store. Searched navworx.

NavWorx ADS600-EXP installed in my RV-12 with Dynon-180 avionics package per Neil's posts and working great. Can pick up 1 ADS-B Twr in my hangar at...
Forum: RV-12 11-30-2015, 07:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,178
Posted By Bob Kibby
N712BK Step Faiure Photos

Joe,

Yes, please post the step failure photos for me.

Bob Kibby N712BK
Forum: RV-12 11-23-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,178
Posted By Bob Kibby
Step Weldament Failure Upate

Van’s replied to my step weldament Failure Feedback Form with an acknowledgement that “the step has a propensity to crack over time”. Also, that Van’s has an open project looking into the issue but...
Forum: RV-12 11-18-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,178
Posted By Bob Kibby
Question

How does it make any difference in the load on the step if you exit directly from the cockpit to the step or the wing to the Step? I'm not talking about jumping from one to another but a normal...
Forum: RV-12 11-17-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,178
Posted By Bob Kibby
Identical Step Failure

My pilot step broke exactly in the same place as JBPilot. It is at the end of the last weld on both sides of the U channel. It appears to me that there is a stress concentration at that point and it...
Forum: RV-12 11-16-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,178
Posted By Bob Kibby
"2BK" RV-12 Entry and Exit Procedure

To exit the RV-12 aircraft, I turn around backwards, sight the step between my legs and put my left foot on the step before transferring my right foot to the ground. I also coach any passenger to use...
Forum: RV-12 11-16-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,178
Posted By Bob Kibby
Step Weldament Failure Warning

The pilot side step (WD-1233-L) failed as I started to man the aircraft. WD-1233-L fractured at the lower end of the welds on both sides of the channel that mounts the step to the fuselage. The step...
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,213
Posted By Bob Kibby
Engine Power Loss

Part of my similar power loss was attributed to sticking carburetor pistons. As I understand it, the pistons move to control carburetor inlet air as the diaphragm moves in response to air pressure...
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,427
Posted By Bob Kibby
Power Loss

No. See my post on this forum under "Power Loss" Bob Kibby
Forum: RV-12 09-16-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,427
Posted By Bob Kibby
Power Loss Cause

No, not to the point that one thing caused the power loss. One carb set of floats weighed 6.7 gr but I later weighed them individually. One float weighed 3 gr and the other 3.7 gr. No one liked the...
Forum: RV-12 09-15-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,427
Posted By Bob Kibby
Cowl Off RPM Difference

I had a power loss experience after TO. In the process finding the problem I did static WOT rpm ck with the cowl on and off. I also did static WOT rpm with the carb air filters removed with the cowl...
Forum: RV-12 07-16-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,189
Posted By Bob Kibby
Fuel pump vent line check

Someone on this forum(Roger Lee maybe) suggested putting in clear tubing for a few inches on the upper part of the fuel pump vent line. I did put in a clear section of tubing that I can see through...
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,189
Posted By Bob Kibby
Loss of power but no fuel pump problem indicated from Dynon Data Log

If the last post was for N712BK I didn't suggest that problem was the fuel pump. On the contrary I was trying to say that the fuel pump was not the problem. My electric fuel pump is on when the...
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,189
Posted By Bob Kibby
Loss of power but no fuel pump problem indicated from Dynon Data Log

I recently had a 600 rpm drop shortly after take off with my 912ULS. The engine is installed in my RV-12 which I built and have been flying for 5 years (245 hrs). I have done all the 5 year...
Forum: RV-12 06-08-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,703
Posted By Bob Kibby
Available Dynon D-180 thermocouple input

Thanks Joe. I'll wire my coolant sensor to that connection when I open up the instrument panel to install my NavWorx ADS-B. Before someone asks, no I haven't received my NavWorx unit. Bob Kibby
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,703
Posted By Bob Kibby
ROTAX Coolant Temperature

Phil Lockwood gave a Rotax 912 engine session at Sun N Fun. Rotax has a new cylinder head design which has more coolant capacity than the older Rotax 912 heads. My understanding is that with the old...
Forum: ADS-B 05-16-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,391
Posted By Bob Kibby
NavWorx Visit 5/15/15

I ordered my UAT Coax Cable and AV-22 Antenna on 5/14/15. The cables are made to length when you order. On 5/15/15 I picked up my order at NavWorx's Rowlett location. I was also able to get the MCPB...
Forum: RV-12 05-08-2015, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,485
Posted By Bob Kibby
Yep, new oil

Phil Lockwood gave a seminar on the 912 at Sun n Fun. New oil in Red bottle has more of the ingredient that lubricates between valve lifter and cam ie metal to metal. Current oil has this ingredient...
Forum: RV-12 05-01-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 38,109
Posted By Bob Kibby
3 rd crack

My 3 rd crack was just like BigJohn's photos but a little bit longer and on the same side. My total airframe time was similar. Would encourage everyone to take this SB seriously. Anyone that has 250...
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,538
Posted By Bob Kibby
See "ROTAX Water Hose Repacement" thread

Additional info on the above thread.
Bob Kibby "N712BK"
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,814
Posted By Bob Kibby
Better days at the hangar

Got the lower cyl #3 & # 4 hoses off at the water pump end. Used the standard clamp pliers and was able move the ears around enough to get the clamps in position where I could move them far enough...
Forum: RV-12 04-14-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,814
Posted By Bob Kibby
How was my day at the hangar

It was ugly at the hangar today but progress was made. Thanks to all that offered advice because I needed all of the advice and then some.
General comments:
(1) I had already removed my carbs and...
Forum: RV-12 04-13-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,814
Posted By Bob Kibby
ROTAX Water Hose Replacement

Have started the 5 Yr rubber replacement process. I have some fancy Cable-Type Flexible Hose Clamp Pliers that do a pretty good job of expanding the water hose spring clamps so they can be removed...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,031
Posted By Bob Kibby
Artex ELT Battery

The expiration date on the ELT is for the battery P/N 455-0012 in the ELT . I don't remember having to put a battery in the ELT remote switch but intend to check it at my upcoming condition...
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 38,109
Posted By Bob Kibby
N712BK Bracket Cracks

I am unable to post attachments on this forum. It has been so long since I posted photos I don't remember the process. Send me a private e-mail with you e-mail address and I'll e-mail you the photo....
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 38,109
Posted By Bob Kibby
SB 14/12/06 Experiences

My inspection of F-1206F IAW SB 14-12-06 showed a crack in the right side flange around the rivet very similar to what was shown in the SB. I found an additional crack about 3/8 inches long starting...
Forum: RV-12 02-12-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By Bob Kibby
RV-12 at KGPM

RV-12 N712BK is still at Grand Prairie Muni. Send me a e-mail and we can set something up.

Bob Kibby
Forum: RV-12 06-01-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By Bob Kibby
RV-12 at Grand Prairie

N-712BK is located at KGPM. 4th condition inspection underway. Send me a e-mail.

Bob Kibby
Forum: RV-12 04-11-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,316
Posted By Bob Kibby
Flamemaster

According to Van's Catalog, Flamemaster replaces the older Proseal sealant. 2BK
Forum: RV-12 03-07-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 35,916
Posted By Bob Kibby
RV-12 "N775DJ" Trailer

March 2014 Sport Aviation has an article titled "The Ultimate Road Warrior". David Kroner has designed and built a trailer for his RV-12 "N775DJ". He addresses several design challenges to secure the...
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 765
Posted By Bob Kibby
6'7""

I removed the standard cushion and replaced it with the bolster cushion that is typically put under the standard cushion for the shorter pilots. This accommodated my 6'7" son without his head hitting...
Forum: RV-12 12-22-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,966
Posted By Bob Kibby
You can add a ROTAX to your agenda

Don,
Stop by KGPM and you can see a RV-12 with a ROTAX. Wings are installed this time so I'll give you a demo flight. Been trying to get txaviator to fly with me but have not connected. Access to the...
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,590
Posted By Bob Kibby
Concur, you need more space

I had major oil temperature problems in our Texas summer heat. Not being able to directly measure my spacing I took several measurements from the firewall and determined that I only had 1/8 inch...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By Bob Kibby
Might want to consider

Gary,
You also may want to consider "MyGoFlight Sight Line Display". Not yet available to buy but you can sign up for updates. Suppose to be sun light readable, can take the heat and can remotely...
Forum: RV-12 11-30-2012, 05:42 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 62,929
Posted By Bob Kibby
Steps amd cracks

For RV2002Builder, I have steps at all 4 outboard bolt hole locations and I have 2 cracks on the right side forward hole and 1 crack on the left side forward hole. There was no washer contact from...
Forum: RV-12 11-28-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 62,929
Posted By Bob Kibby
Step in C-Section Observations

It is my understanding that the SB fix has taken the "step" issue out of the problem. It is also (IMHO) why the doublers are located on the bottom of the C-Section instead of the top of the C-Section...
Forum: RV-12 11-24-2012, 08:30 AM
Replies: 296
Views: 62,929
Posted By Bob Kibby
Fuel Tank Removal?

Tony,

From looking at the side skin doublers it is unclear to me why you need to remove the fuel tank. I have drilled out all of the rivets in the affected side skin areas without removing the fuel...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 23,794
Posted By Bob Kibby
Cracks not at the hole

When I originally examined my outer landing gear forward bolt holes I could only see a single crack that started at the forward edge of the Center Section and terminated in the bolt hole on both...
Forum: RV-12 10-04-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 23,794
Posted By Bob Kibby
N712BK outer gear bolt washers

I have a single crack in each of the 2 forward outer bolt holes. It radiates forward to the front edge of the C-section. I sent Van's photos today of all 4 of my outer landing gear bolt holes which...
Forum: RV-12 09-30-2012, 02:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 23,794
Posted By Bob Kibby
Jacking up the airplane to ascertain seating

Seems one must jack up the airplane to ascertain for sure seating or rivet interference of the 1202 plates. I think mine seated well during assembly but not absolutely sure.

. Any ideas?

Doug...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 23,794
Posted By Bob Kibby
Further information from N712BK

I provided additional information to Van’s at their request since I submitted my RV-12 Feedback Form on 9/16/12. I removed the forward outer landing gear nuts and washers and inspected the area...
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 57,665
Posted By Bob Kibby
N712BK Safety Alert Update

On my old Laptop I found a Dynon datalog_min_max data log dated 10/8/10. The data log starts on 4/19/10 which is N712BK first flight. The max “gz” value is 1.25. On 5/5/10 the data log shows a max...
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 57,665
Posted By Bob Kibby
RV-12 Safety Alert e-mailed to Van's 9.13.12

N712BK Landing Gear History(9/14/12)
4/19/10-0.2 hrs tach-1st flight
5/5/10-12.7 hrs tach-30 total landings-During my biennial flight review I was high and performed a left slip with full flaps. I...
Forum: RV-12 07-19-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,295
Posted By Bob Kibby
RV-12 Get Together

I'll be there. Bob Kibby N712BK
Forum: RV-12 04-10-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,680
Posted By Bob Kibby
Best stall vane protector ever!

My patented device is a yellow tennis ball! Take a box cutter and cut an "X " about 2 inches long each leg. Squeeze the tennis ball which will open the slot and place over vane. Tried to get it...
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