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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By DHeal
Likely individual loose connections -- not...

Likely individual loose connections -- not related. Check all associated connectors and wiring. You can swap EGT leads from left side to right side to see if fault follows wiring or probe.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-28-2020, 09:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 26,042
Posted By DHeal
And when you do replace this bracket......be sure...

And when you do replace this bracket......be sure to place a cloth under the bracket work area so that an errant nut or washer doesn't fall into the magneto/generator assembly and its voracious...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-26-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By DHeal
Your fuel pressure sensor is located on the upper...

Your fuel pressure sensor is located on the upper forward left side of the firewall. The 912ULS engine is carbureted (not fuel injected).

See Page 45A-05: ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-26-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 818
Posted By DHeal
Likely an open circuit -- check all the sensor...

Likely an open circuit -- check all the sensor wiring -- make sure the sensor electrical plug is fully seated. You can troubleshoot somewhat by wiggling various elements of the wiring and watching...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,403
Posted By DHeal
Propless you say? ...

Propless you say? https://cafe.foundation/v2/pdf_cafe_reports/PropCA.pdf
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 30,678
Posted By DHeal
Yes, drilling the initial 1/8" dia hole can be a...

Yes, drilling the initial 1/8" dia hole can be a bit challenging but frankly I had no big issue with it. For me, applying pressure on the 1/8" bit while stabilizing the long thin drill bit shaft was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,165
Posted By DHeal
I have used those 15-0866 gaskets (the...

I have used those 15-0866 gaskets (the turquiose-colored ones) without any issues since my engine was new 900+hours ago. The original OEM thin cork gaskets that the engine was delivered with did not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,986
Posted By DHeal
If you really want to get into the weeds, look...

If you really want to get into the weeds, look up: Anton Flettner

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_Flettner
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 30,678
Posted By DHeal
Here is another tip for SB 19-08-026 compliers: ...

Here is another tip for SB 19-08-026 compliers: I took note of some earlier commentors' useful suggestions to use a tube or spring to keep the drill bushing in position while drilling the two lower...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,404
Posted By DHeal
Lots of info re: mushroom-style oil pressure...

Lots of info re: mushroom-style oil pressure regulator at:

https://www.rotax-owner.com/en/912-914-technical-questions/6935-oil-mushroom-valve-piston
Forum: Painting your RV 06-10-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 723
Posted By DHeal
If control surfaces are removed for painting,...

If control surfaces are removed for painting, will the paint shop allow (require?) the builder/repairman to re-install the balanced surfaces? No pressure washing of wheels unless bearings are...
Forum: ADS-B 06-09-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,786
Posted By DHeal
See Page 5-28 of: ...

See Page 5-28 of: https://www.dynonavionics.com/includes/guides/SkyView_HDX_Pilots_Users_Guide-Rev_E_v15_4.pdf
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2020, 02:55 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 30,678
Posted By DHeal
A tip for SB 19-08-026 compliers: I found that...

A tip for SB 19-08-026 compliers: I found that an approximately 16" length of 5/16" dia. wooden dowel was very useful in driving out the two lower AN 6 bolts. Any straight metal 5/16" dia rod or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-06-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,291
Posted By DHeal
Also take a look at Dynon's Virtual Booth Visit...

Also take a look at Dynon's Virtual Booth Visit videos at:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkJhHqT9vOY&t=3320s
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 528
Posted By DHeal
Keep in mind that if you are replacing the...

Keep in mind that if you are replacing the original nose wheel fork with the new-style nose wheel fork there is a W&B component associated with the heavier new-style fork. As Greg noted , the...
Forum: Autopilots 06-01-2020, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,960
Posted By DHeal
If a shear pin is broken, you can feel and hear...

If a shear pin is broken, you can feel and hear it when doing an on-ground preflight inspection -- the AP does not have to be ON. There is a very slight "rumbly/vibratory" sensation that you will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By DHeal
Did you replace your original pump with another...

Did you replace your original pump with another ES40105 or did you install the newer higher-pressure ES40135 pump? If the newer pump perhaps it has a different sound?

See:...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By DHeal
Also remember that the tailcone is a conic form. ...

Also remember that the tailcone is a conic form. The flanges of the frames are not oriented exactly 90 degrees to the skins -- close, but the flanges should be tweaked somewhat to lay flat against...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By DHeal
I found the Cleaveland Tools "Main Squeeze" to be...

I found the Cleaveland Tools "Main Squeeze" to be invaluable during my RV-12 build. It is somewhat pricey but does an excellent job and significantly reduces stress on your hands. I have a number...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By DHeal
Go to: ...

Go to: https://www.flyrotax.com/engine-configuration-search.html

Input your serial number and they will tell you how that engine was configured when it left the factory.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 944
Posted By DHeal
Harry -- Check your PM. -- DHeal

Harry -- Check your PM. -- DHeal
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,950
Posted By DHeal
Add: Submit state aircraft registration and pay...

Add: Submit state aircraft registration and pay state fees/taxes (if applicable).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2020, 04:43 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 30,678
Posted By DHeal
A Covid-19 related question: Is compliance with...

A Covid-19 related question: Is compliance with the nose strut /nose gear fork SBs a one-person job? If not, where during the install process are two people needed or beneficial?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By DHeal
Sandwich the lower portion of the gear leg...

Sandwich the lower portion of the gear leg between two padded blocks of wood using a big C-clamp. Lift with a suitable jack.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,442
Posted By DHeal
Try GOOGLING: "CAFE Foundation" for their web...

Try GOOGLING: "CAFE Foundation" for their web site. Then "CAFE Reports", then "Fuel Handling Safety".
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,442
Posted By DHeal
Here is one EAA / CAFE...

Here is one EAA / CAFE article:

https://cafe.foundation/v2/pdf_cafe_reports/Fuel%20Handling%20Safety.pdf
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2020, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,421
Posted By DHeal
Subpar -- You may have to trim a bit more of the...

Subpar -- You may have to trim a bit more of the upper edge to enable access to the avionics bay cover screws. Check the plans. You want to be able to completely remove the bay cover without having...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,421
Posted By DHeal
Just trim those edges so that they don't rub on...

Just trim those edges so that they don't rub on the aluminum panels when the canopy is opened and closed. Be sure to leave sufficient room for final paint thickness on both parts (fiberglass and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,421
Posted By DHeal
Find a socket that fits the pivot bolt head. ...

Find a socket that fits the pivot bolt head. Wrap a couple of turns of electrical tape around the outer circumference of the socket. Put the socket on the bolt head and fill the outer gaps with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,317
Posted By DHeal
Norm: Check your PMs. -- David

Norm: Check your PMs. -- David
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-14-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,209
Posted By DHeal
Potential topics? OK to closely loop excess wire...

Potential topics? OK to closely loop excess wire or fold it back upon itself? Which wires should not be shortened (such as certain EGT leads, etc.)? See this discussion: ...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By DHeal
If I recall correctly, in most installations the...

If I recall correctly, in most installations the aircraft's MASTER switch (and Avionics Master switch if any) must be ON for the Dynon's backup battery(ies) to "see" the effect of the charger.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,356
Posted By DHeal
I used a stout sawhorse to hold the two spar tang...

I used a stout sawhorse to hold the two spar tang ends and two stand-alone carpet sling fixtures (one for each wing) to support each wing out near its tip. The only downside of this arrangement is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,420
Posted By DHeal
Out of curiosity, did one of your troubleshooting...

Out of curiosity, did one of your troubleshooting efforts involve checking the resistance of all of the spark plugs -- both the old set and the new set? The NGK spark plugs should be 3 - 5 k ohms. ...
Forum: Tools 04-04-2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,134
Posted By DHeal
I had a pistol-grip style pneumatic Cleco tool...

I had a pistol-grip style pneumatic Cleco tool during my RV-12 build -- 12,500 pull rivets. It was very useful especially for long runs of repetitive operations where you don't have to put it down...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,069
Posted By DHeal
Put a bend in each wire that matches the...

Put a bend in each wire that matches the corresponding curve in the cowling.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 969
Posted By DHeal
I have always had good results using a Unibit to...

I have always had good results using a Unibit to enlarge holes in plexiglass and Lexan. I usually have no concern if the Unibit hole is slightly larger than the plans-specified hole size -- the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,711
Posted By DHeal
I suspect that this new spark plug gap spec is...

I suspect that this new spark plug gap spec is for the new-style ROTAX-branded ($$$) spark plug. The former NGK spark plug ($) had a spec of 0.23"-0.27".
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-13-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,220
Posted By DHeal
Regarding your #3, the leakage could be coming...

Regarding your #3, the leakage could be coming from the coolant pump weep hole. Check your email.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,167
Posted By DHeal
On my Skyview Classic (as I recall) there are two...

On my Skyview Classic (as I recall) there are two VNAV functions you can use -- have you appropriately preprogrammed these two functions?

One function can be programmed to take you to a point in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,183
Posted By DHeal
If you are looking for a really long straight...

If you are looking for a really long straight reference beam to measure toe-in/toe-out consider using two 4'-6' fluorescent light bulbs each placed against the side of each wheel hub or brake rotor. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By DHeal
I add DECALIN whenever I have to use 100LL during...

I add DECALIN whenever I have to use 100LL during long cross countries in my 912 ULS -- it seems to be working for me. ROTAX apparently does not object to DECALIN's use as a lead scavenging agent....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By DHeal
1. An extended canopy cover such as offered by...

1. An extended canopy cover such as offered by Bruce's Covers works well to keep water out of the cockpit and avionics compartment. If you have the fuel system air vent in the fuel cap make sure...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,639
Posted By DHeal
Keep in mind that ambient air temperature and...

Keep in mind that ambient air temperature and tire wear can impact the results of the gauge's use. It is nevertheless a helpful approximate indicator as to tire pressure and tread condition since it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 30,678
Posted By DHeal
I suspect that a number of early installers of...

I suspect that a number of early installers of this SB may offer their three-drill kits for sale on this forum.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 720
Posted By DHeal
Could possibly be the brake linings...

Could possibly be the brake linings intermittently rubbing against the brake disc. This can be caused by 1) a loose brake disc (check that it is securely fastened to the inner wheel hub), 2) loose...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,274
Posted By DHeal
These drawings should answer your...

These drawings should answer your questions:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/36a/

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/35/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-25-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,312
Posted By DHeal
FWIW, I carry a pair of leather work gloves and a...

FWIW, I carry a pair of leather work gloves and a multi-tool (with sharp point, saw, and pliers) in my RV-12's glove box. I figure that I can more effectively deal with recalcitrant plexiglass...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,112
Posted By DHeal
Keep in mind that the RV-12's main wheels have...

Keep in mind that the RV-12's main wheels have tapered roller bearings that require the tightening procedure noted above. However, the nose wheel has sealed cylindrical roller bearings and a simple...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By DHeal
I strongly encourage you to incorporate the...

I strongly encourage you to incorporate the safety mods during construction -- even if it means drilling out some rivets. Such procrastinated things have a way of never getting done at a later date....
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-17-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,050
Posted By DHeal
For really awkward locations I have used...

For really awkward locations I have used heavy-duty aluminum foil (as found at your local grocery store) as a carefully formed funnel to fit the space available. If you anticipate a lot of residual...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,888
Posted By DHeal
As you know, the free-swiveling nose gear creates...

As you know, the free-swiveling nose gear creates steerage issues when moving an RV-12 backward. Seems to me that I would rather have my hands on the towbar actively guiding the aircraft backward. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-06-2020, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,749
Posted By DHeal
https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-a...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/40/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,344
Posted By DHeal
"Knock on wood": 5.5 years and 850+ hours on...

"Knock on wood": 5.5 years and 850+ hours on original OEM exhaust springs on my 912ULS. Instead of filling the interior of each spring with silicone per plans, I ran three beads of silicone down...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 40,291
Posted By DHeal
After some 14 months and 167 hours (Hobbs) using...

After some 14 months and 167 hours (Hobbs) using primarily Shell 91 mogas with <10% ethanol, my four #861188 floats (ROTAX says these floats are the same as the latest #861189 floats) now weigh 3.6 /...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,506
Posted By DHeal
The two carburetors are connected downstream by a...

The two carburetors are connected downstream by a balance tube whose purpose is to roughly equalize the manifold pressure seen by the two carbs. On the 912 the system manifold pressure of the twin...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,981
Posted By DHeal
Very happy for you Paul! Looks like a terrific...

Very happy for you Paul! Looks like a terrific set-up. But you will miss all of our northern California fires......;<)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By DHeal
Virtually all of those mods you desire will...

Virtually all of those mods you desire will significantly increase the Empty Weight of the RV-12 and result in less utility for what is already an excellent "Light Sport" design. The added Empty...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 893
Posted By DHeal
Early kits assumed that the steel fuel sensor...

Early kits assumed that the steel fuel sensor mounting plate would be adequately grounded through the aluminum fuel tank itself (i.e., a one-wire installation). This did not prove true in all cases....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,439
Posted By DHeal
I got this: Wiha 35393 5 Piece Mini L-Key Short...

I got this: Wiha 35393 5 Piece Mini L-Key Short Hex SAE Set on AMAZON. As I recall the throttle cable idle limit hex screw is 0.050 inches.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-23-2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,930
Posted By DHeal
After you double-click the AP Disconnect you may...

After you double-click the AP Disconnect you may see a yellow "SPD" warning depending on how you set up your AP speed limits. SkyView uses a yellow "SPD" indicator in the Top Bar to denote that the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By DHeal
To build the wings all you need is a...

To build the wings all you need is a moderately-sized table or two. Typical foldable party tables worked fine for me. Throw an old quilt or HF moving blanket on top of the tables for cushioning and...
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