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Forum: RV-12 11-19-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,139
Posted By tomkk
I've emailed them twice about this - they're not...

I've emailed them twice about this - they're not responding ...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-16-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By tomkk
Do you happen to know the exact product was used...

Do you happen to know the exact product was used on yours? I didn't find anything useful when I Googled Airline Grade vinyl. Thx

EDIT FROM SCROLL: I’ll look next time I’m at the hangar.
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,340
Posted By tomkk
Is the bubble an actual spirit level? My digital...

Is the bubble an actual spirit level? My digital level has a bubble but it's just an electronic picture of the digital readout, not a spirit level that's independent of the digital value. If my...
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,340
Posted By tomkk
I also use Van's fixture and haven't had any...

I also use Van's fixture and haven't had any trouble setting my pitch but I can't visualize the two measurements you're referring to when you say there's a difference.

My digital level has both a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,915
Posted By tomkk
Sorry for a slight thread drift, but how can I...

Sorry for a slight thread drift, but how can I use Skyview to tell what I'm drawing in flight? I thought what I was looking at with Skyview's "Battery Amps" widget was charge rate not total load....
Forum: RV-12 10-26-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,376
Posted By tomkk
I don't use ForeFlight but I do a similar process...

I don't use ForeFlight but I do a similar process with FltPlan & FltPlan GO. At least with that, the offline planning and upload into Skyview with the WiFi dongle is very smooth and, IMHO, I wouldn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,881
Posted By tomkk
... whose proceeds goes to the agency issuing the...

... whose proceeds goes to the agency issuing the plate, not a middleman.
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,963
Posted By tomkk
Not sure. The body is not metal so some sort of...

Not sure. The body is not metal so some sort of plastic with a metal handle. The Professional model seems durable enough. As I said earlier, I had problems with the Premium model leaking through the...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,963
Posted By tomkk
I don't know, maybe 5 or 6 seconds. 1/2 minute or...

I don't know, maybe 5 or 6 seconds. 1/2 minute or so for 5 gallons. It's not strenuous either, it's a pretty easy pump.
Forum: Safety 10-24-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,891
Posted By tomkk
I generally have a pretty good eye when finding...

I generally have a pretty good eye when finding airplanes in the air but there have been many times when my ADS-B has detected one that I never could find, even knowing where it was. It's a great...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,963
Posted By tomkk
If you go with Flo-Fast, I'd definitely recommend...

If you go with Flo-Fast, I'd definitely recommend the Professional model instead of the Premium model. I started with the Premium and kept getting leaks around the handle shaft. The Pro model is more...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,963
Posted By tomkk
I don't like lifting the 5 gallon cans up to the...

I don't like lifting the 5 gallon cans up to the tank opening so I got a Flo-Fast pump and one of their 5 gallon cans. The pump has a grounding cable that I attach to the aircraft. I transfer the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,881
Posted By tomkk
Yeah, did that too, Congress not the...

Yeah, did that too, Congress not the Administrator. Not holding my breath ... :(
Forum: RV-12 10-23-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,738
Posted By tomkk
IIRC, that's about the range recommended in the...

IIRC, that's about the range recommended in the rotaxowner forums.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,881
Posted By tomkk
Foolish me - I actually tried contacting the FAA...

Foolish me - I actually tried contacting the FAA about this. They didn't bother to respond ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-22-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,881
Posted By tomkk
Yeah, agree with that. Same for...

Yeah, agree with that. Same for short-n-numbers.com. Thought I had an N number with my initials. short-n-numbers.com got it. I could get it from them ... for $2000. Such a deal :(

I wish they would...
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,351
Posted By tomkk
+1 I do this as well, works great.

+1 I do this as well, works great.
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,893
Posted By tomkk
The MM indicates flushing the fuel pressure hose...

The MM indicates flushing the fuel pressure hose at Annual or 100 hrs.

I read about the rationale some time ago but can't to find it now. I think it had something to do with the fuel pressure...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By tomkk
I was able to easily get mine through a 36"...

I was able to easily get mine through a 36" doorway but it was a straight shot on both sides of the doorway - I didn't have to make any turns.
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,893
Posted By tomkk
Not sure a bad Floscan would create a low fuel...

Not sure a bad Floscan would create a low fuel pressure symptom. I had a low fuel pressure problem some time ago and, in my case, it was a bad fuel pressure sensor.

You might check the fuel hose...
Forum: RV-12 10-13-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By tomkk
I don't think there's anything editable up there...

I don't think there's anything editable up there in the way you're describing. My guess it's going to have to go back to Dynon.
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,555
Posted By tomkk
I seem to remember reading somewhere that a lot...

I seem to remember reading somewhere that a lot of the Rotax testing was done in Brazil where they have something like E25 and the engines had no problem. No first hand knowledge of that tho ...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,555
Posted By tomkk
Agreed but the purpose of checking the pin...

Agreed but the purpose of checking the pin position, and the weight, is to figure out whether the floats are floating at an appropriate level inside the bowl. Just wondering whether that's been...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,555
Posted By tomkk
I ran across an alternate way of checking the...

I ran across an alternate way of checking the floats some time back. It was from a British Rotax distributor who had gotten authorization from Rotax for the procedure. Simply put, if the pin in the...
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By tomkk
I'd start by checking the carb floats.

I'd start by checking the carb floats.
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,018
Posted By tomkk
Same here but I did spring for a Cleveland Tools...

Same here but I did spring for a Cleveland Tools Main Squeeze. A bit pricey but, to me, worth every penny ...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,964
Posted By tomkk
My ground idle was originally set at 1800 RPM and...

My ground idle was originally set at 1800 RPM and it was real hard to slow down. Now I set my ground idle to 1550 - 1600 and that really helped. IIRC, that put the idle RPM at 60 kts at around 2100...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,964
Posted By tomkk
I did mine as well. I had a friend who let me fly...

I did mine as well. I had a friend who let me fly his -12 for a couple of hours before I flew mine. Not real transition training but was really useful and let me get used to a lower approach and...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,162
Posted By tomkk
Low voltage was the symptom that has caused me to...

Low voltage was the symptom that has caused me to replace the voltage regulator, at least 3 times. Replacing the VR corrected my low voltage each time. My opinion is heat is killing my VRs. Mine is...
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,408
Posted By tomkk
Excellent! Thanks ...

Excellent! Thanks ...
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,408
Posted By tomkk
How can I tell which hoses are which on my -12?...

How can I tell which hoses are which on my -12? Fuel, oil or whatever?
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-22-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,437
Posted By tomkk
Says "... VAT EXCL". Don't know what, if any,...

Says "... VAT EXCL". Don't know what, if any, that will add.
Forum: RV-12 09-21-2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,946
Posted By tomkk
522 hrs since first flight June 2015. #120845....

522 hrs since first flight June 2015. #120845. All personal flying just boring holes in the sky. The -12 is a fun airplane to fly ...
Forum: COMM 09-21-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,151
Posted By tomkk
Have you actually tried an in-ear headset? My...

Have you actually tried an in-ear headset? My Clarity Aloft has a pretty small footprint around the ear area.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-17-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,667
Posted By tomkk
Getting an error with the link: "The requested...

Getting an error with the link: "The requested URL was not found on this server. Thatís all we know."
Forum: ADS-B 09-13-2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By tomkk
You can't display ADS-B weather on the EX or SX?

You can't display ADS-B weather on the EX or SX?
Forum: GPS 09-12-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By tomkk
I doubt missiles would be doing aerobatics. More...

I doubt missiles would be doing aerobatics. More than likely your antenna was just getting blocked by your fuselage in the unusual attitudes.
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,473
Posted By tomkk
Without wheel fairings, I regularly get 116 kts...

Without wheel fairings, I regularly get 116 kts TAS at 5400 RPM with 5.1 GPH on the Dynon readout at about 3000' DA. 113 kts at 5300 with 4.9 GPH. At my prop pitch, I get 5680 RPM WOT at that...
Forum: RV-10 09-08-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,573
Posted By tomkk
Had the same problem with my RV-12 fuselage...

Had the same problem with my RV-12 fuselage...
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By tomkk
Have you estimated the CG location with the...

Have you estimated the CG location with the EarthX? My CG tends to hover at the aft end of the CG envelop. -11 1/2 in front is going to aggrivate that.
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,865
Posted By tomkk
I use 35 on the mains. 32 on the nose but it's...

I use 35 on the mains. 32 on the nose but it's still the original tire.
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,865
Posted By tomkk
Yeah, probably a lot of truth there. Sure was...

Yeah, probably a lot of truth there. Sure was true with my brake pads :) ...
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,865
Posted By tomkk
I have the same ones. I have more than twice as...

I have the same ones. I have more than twice as many landings and counting on my Desser Elites than I got on the original Aero Classics ...
Forum: RV-12 09-03-2018, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,865
Posted By tomkk
Good info, glad it ended up turning out OK. I...

Good info, glad it ended up turning out OK. I guess I'll add a couple of additional cautions.

My valve caps have a small circular partition that's concentric with the outer wall of the cap. I guess...
Forum: Tools 09-01-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,255
Posted By tomkk
Can't see the picture, just a circle with a minus...

Can't see the picture, just a circle with a minus sign in it ...
Forum: RV-12 09-01-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 744
Posted By tomkk
I'd just buy some LP4-4s. You 'll probably need...

I'd just buy some LP4-4s. You 'll probably need them eventually anyway ...
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,893
Posted By tomkk
That was my first try. I couldn't figure out a...

That was my first try. I couldn't figure out a decent fan mounting that created airflow ACROSS the fins and ended up with a mounting that blew air from the bottom UP into the fins. That didn't create...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,957
Posted By tomkk
That wasn't the case with mine, virtually all...

That wasn't the case with mine, virtually all holes had at least a small burr on one side ...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By tomkk
Yeah, I do all of my local flying that way for...

Yeah, I do all of my local flying that way for the same reason. Takes me about 45 min to put them on when I taking a long trip.
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By tomkk
Not sure exactly which fairings you're referring...

Not sure exactly which fairings you're referring to but I get about 5 - 6 kts by adding the standard LG fairings over the wheels. I added top & bottom intersection fairings and a leg fairing between...
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By tomkk
My Parts Index shows it as W-1206Y although that...

My Parts Index shows it as W-1206Y although that doesn't show if I search for it on the Van's site. Call them ...
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,893
Posted By tomkk
I actually carry my spare in the airplane with me...

I actually carry my spare in the airplane with me ... :)
Forum: Florida (Central) 08-17-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,423
Posted By tomkk
Sent you an email ...

Sent you an email ...
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,893
Posted By tomkk
Here you go. No remarks about the mounting clamps...

Here you go. No remarks about the mounting clamps please :) - this is a temporary install to see how it would work. Looks to be keeping the VR fairly cool so I'll get some permanent clamps.

The...
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,893
Posted By tomkk
I have almost 500 hrs on my -12 with the inside...

I have almost 500 hrs on my -12 with the inside under-the-shelf location and I'm on my 4th regulator, two Ducattis have failed and one John Deere. One of the Ducatti's might have been due to a loose...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-09-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By tomkk
Which is exactly what they've been striving for...

Which is exactly what they've been striving for the past 5 years or so ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By tomkk
I looked at Florida's requirements online. Once I...

I looked at Florida's requirements online. Once I found the "Penalties" section and found "Failure to Timely Pay and File a Return: 10% of unpaid tax if not more than 30 days past due. Additional 10%...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 720
Posted By tomkk
http://floridarevenue.com/taxes/Pages/consumer.asp...

http://floridarevenue.com/taxes/Pages/consumer.aspx

"The tax is due on the first day of the month following the quarter in which purchases are made and is late after the 20th."

They charge interest...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,868
Posted By tomkk
Is it really that short?

Is it really that short?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,868
Posted By tomkk
That's two who have mentioned the importance of...

That's two who have mentioned the importance of planning for seams. I can understand the importance but could someone talk about what to consider in the plan?
Forum: RV-12 06-28-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 882
Posted By tomkk
I waited until I had the canopy, wiring and...

I waited until I had the canopy, wiring and avionics completed before I attached mine. I used the shipping crate the Finish Kit came in as a "workbench". It proved to be a perfect work height for the...
Forum: RV-12 06-23-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,386
Posted By tomkk
Section 3 of the KAI says 3 yards. I used less...

Section 3 of the KAI says 3 yards. I used less than 2 ...
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