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Forum: RV-12 10-09-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 212
Posted By mwardle7
CFI for RV-12 near KSLC

I need a flight review in my RV-12. Is there a CFI is willing to do flight reviews in an E–SLA near KSLC?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 359
Views: 77,800
Posted By mwardle7
This thread is a bit of a painful topic for...

This thread is a bit of a painful topic for me.

I shopped and shopped and shopped before I finally pulled the trigger on my RV 12 kit in 2014. I wanted more of a bush plane, but for my first build...
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,058
Posted By mwardle7
This is one of the things I've suspected, but...

This is one of the things I've suspected, but didn't know it could actually happen. It makes sense given the circumstances. I've noticed that the fuel smell is more pronounced when the ambient...
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,058
Posted By mwardle7
Thank you, Vic. Given the caution from the tech...

Thank you, Vic. Given the caution from the tech support lines to from the various Rotax suppliers, I have been reluctant to mess with the clips, although it makes a lot of sense to do so. I'll give...
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,058
Posted By mwardle7
That is a great question, Jim. I am on my third...

That is a great question, Jim. I am on my third set of floats this year. :mad: My last replacement was a set of 861–188 floats in May. I’ll try and check and see if the new “won’t sink” floats are...
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,058
Posted By mwardle7
Rotax Performance at High Altitude with Different Fuels

I live in Utah and fly through the Rocky Mountains on most cross country flights. I typically cruise at 10,500 or 11,500 (when I eventually get there), and in the summer the density altitude at...
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,348
Posted By mwardle7
Turns out that I solved the audio quality issue...

Turns out that I solved the audio quality issue by bypassing the AV-5000 and connecting the line output from the stereo directly to the music input on the GTR 200.
Forum: RV-12 08-11-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,348
Posted By mwardle7
Panel Update

Greetings! I thought I would post a few pictures from a recent panel upgrade for those of you who may be looking for ideas on how to expand the features available on your RV-12 panel.

I have the G3X...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 76,122
Posted By mwardle7
New FIS-B weather products announced by the FAA...

New FIS-B weather products announced by the FAA in June 2018 (lightning strikes, turbulence, icing forecasts, cloud tops, airmets and Center weather advisories).
Forum: RV-12 06-21-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By mwardle7
Thank you everyone for your excellent suggestions.

Thank you everyone for your excellent suggestions.
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By mwardle7
Very helpful. Thank you!

Very helpful. Thank you!
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By mwardle7
Got it. LO is audio cable ground. How would you...

Got it. LO is audio cable ground. How would you reduce it to line level? Thank you!
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,089
Posted By mwardle7
External Audio Entertainment Wiring

I am interested in installing a marine-style digital media receiver like this:

http://i65.tinypic.com/hx6el5.jpg
(Example shown is a Clarion GR10BT)

Or, as an alternative, I would like to install a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-24-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 76,122
Posted By mwardle7
Wireless database updates via Garmin Pilot using...

Wireless database updates via Garmin Pilot using the WiFi already built in to the G3X.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-27-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 76,122
Posted By mwardle7
Automatically set the weather altitude on the...

Automatically set the weather altitude on the weather page for the weather closest to your actual altitude.

Setting for flap over speed for manual flaps.
Forum: RV-12 04-06-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,312
Posted By mwardle7
I found 44 in pounds in an older German version...

I found 44 in pounds in an older German version of the Rotax Illustrated Parts Catalog. For some reason they deleted the torque values in the latest English version.
Forum: RV-12 04-06-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,666
Posted By mwardle7
For those interested in adding a flap position...

For those interested in adding a flap position sensor to a RV-12 ULS setup with the Garmin G3X, here's how I did it:

1. Purchase a Ray Allen position sensor. I used the POS-12, but you could use any...
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,084
Posted By mwardle7
I couldn’t find the torque spec for the throttle...

I couldn’t find the torque spec for the throttle arm nut in the latest Rotax Illustrared Parts Catalog. I did, however, find a spec in an older German version of the manual - 44 in lbs.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 76,122
Posted By mwardle7
Tab for PIREP form on info page with available...

Tab for PIREP form on info page with available data already displayed and explanations for information that can’t be automatically populated, like this:

PIREP Form

1. Aircraft identification:...
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 583
Posted By mwardle7
Smile G3X GPS Data Out to ACK E-04 Hints for RV-12

I just went through a troubleshooting exercise to ensure that the GPS data from my G3X is being properly transmitted to the ACK E-04 ELT. This is important because without the GPS data being sent to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 76,122
Posted By mwardle7
Larger barbs and different color barbs on the...

Larger barbs and different color barbs on the winds aloft page. The small green barbs are very difficult to read.
Forum: RV-12 12-29-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,170
Posted By mwardle7
S-1207 Spinner Pitot Bushing

I can't seem to get Loctite 243 to hold the spinner pitot bushing in place over the long term. This is what the manual suggests, and it doesn't work well for me. Anyone else having this problem, or...
Forum: RV-12 12-07-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,304
Posted By mwardle7
Thanks for the input. I'm still confused though....

Thanks for the input. I'm still confused though. If Rotax wants the temp sender on the oil pump, and specifies a recommended range of temperatures, why would you be comfortable flying below the...
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,304
Posted By mwardle7
Thank you for the feedback! Yes, I have the...

Thank you for the feedback! Yes, I have the Thermostasis thermostat and the Aircraft Specialty hoses. It is a great system for heating up the oil faster.

I am confused as to why the temp at the oil...
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,304
Posted By mwardle7
I have one of these. The oil cooler portion works...

I have one of these. The oil cooler portion works fine as a supplement to my oil thermostat to keep the oil temps in the green. The radiator cooler is too small for flying in conditions less than...
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,877
Posted By mwardle7
This is a great idea. I look forward to seeing...

This is a great idea. I look forward to seeing how it works!

I am hoping to order the landing gear leg-to-fuselage fairings for the new RV-12IS when they become available. I am hoping the the...
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,624
Posted By mwardle7
Bummer. I wish they would have taken the...

Bummer. I wish they would have taken the opportunity to make the stabilator 6 inches narrower so that you could actually load the airplane into an enclosed trailer.
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,624
Posted By mwardle7
Those are some nice refinements: A notch for...

Those are some nice refinements:


A notch for the throttle to go above 5500 RPM?
Clear tube on filler neck so when filling you can see when the tank is full
Metal step plate inside the...
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,937
Posted By mwardle7
I've been flying my RV-12 for about six months...

I've been flying my RV-12 for about six months and have 60 hrs on the airframe. I've been happy with it. It was a compromise. I would have preferred to build a Carbon Cub, but I felt that the RV-12...
Forum: RV-12 06-28-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,667
Posted By mwardle7
It looks like I have a bad fuel pressure sending...

It looks like I have a bad fuel pressure sending unit.

I added a mechanical fuel pressure gauge to the system. There is a handy 1/8 FNPT fitting on the top of the engine where the fuel lines come...
Forum: RV-12 06-27-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,667
Posted By mwardle7
Thank you. I'll be checking the fuel pressue with...

Thank you. I'll be checking the fuel pressue with an independent gauge tomorrow. Where is the orifice in the return line?

I noticed this evening that with the engine off and the aux fuel pump off...
Forum: RV-12 06-27-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,667
Posted By mwardle7
Rotax High Fuel Pressure

I'm am perplexed with a high fuel pressure issue.

My Rotax 912 ULS was shipped to me in March 2016. First flight was in January 2017. I'm using the G3X system. I have 50 hours on the airplane....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 76,122
Posted By mwardle7
Pulling surface wind data from XM or ADS-B would...

Pulling surface wind data from XM or ADS-B would be even better, but some GSX systems don't have that info. In the absence of no info, I'd rather have the winds at 100 ft AGL. The idea is to have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 76,122
Posted By mwardle7
Max Cross Wind Component

Add to the wish list - an input in configuration mode for the demonstrated max cross wind component that shows up in yellow/red by the wind panel in the bottom right hand corner of the screen when...
Forum: RV-12 01-15-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 234,279
Posted By mwardle7
Thanks for the compliments and...

Thanks for the compliments and questions!

Avionics? I went with the Garmin G3X, ADS-B In/Out, and autopilot servos without the extra autopilot controller.

Paint. The paint scheme came as a result...
Forum: RV-12 01-15-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 234,279
Posted By mwardle7
First Flight N219EM

I flew my E-SLA RV-12 N219EM for its first flight yesterday. I flew for 50 minutes out of KTVY. The airplane flew beautifully. Other than a few minor adjustments to control surfaces and prop pitch,...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 37,146
Posted By mwardle7
Bag 2787 contains the parts for the canopy catch...

Bag 2787 contains the parts for the canopy catch retrofit. Call Vans for more info.
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 37,146
Posted By mwardle7
When ordering, ask for bag 2787.

When ordering, ask for bag 2787.
Forum: ADS-B 07-20-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 28,744
Posted By mwardle7
g3expert - Do you know when the GTX 23 ES will be...

g3expert - Do you know when the GTX 23 ES will be discontinued?

This is exactly what I've been waiting for. I'm hoping a quick discontinuation of the GTX 23 ES will light a fire under Vans to update...
Forum: RV-12 06-08-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,423
Posted By mwardle7
Does anybody know of anyone offering transition...

Does anybody know of anyone offering transition training in Northern Utah? Or anywhere in the intermountain west?
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-22-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,627
Posted By mwardle7
Any chance anyone knows of an S-LSA RV-12 for...

Any chance anyone knows of an S-LSA RV-12 for rent in N. Utah? I'm approaching the home stretch of my RV-12 build and would love to start flying again in the same make/model.
Forum: ADS-B 03-10-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,432
Posted By mwardle7
Thanks, everyone. I guess Van's just isn't...

Thanks, everyone. I guess Van's just isn't keeping their website updated.
Forum: ADS-B 03-08-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,432
Posted By mwardle7
RV-12 ADS-B Update Letter

There is a letter on Van's website that mentions the availability of ADS-B 2020 Compliant Avionics Kits (for both Dynon and Garmin) "sometime in February, 2016."

Am I missing something? I can't find...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,842
Posted By mwardle7
Fluid specifications for the Rotax can be found...

Fluid specifications for the Rotax can be found at flyrotax.com. All of the technical manuals are available under Services>Technical Documentation. I would highly recommend reviewing the Service...
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 37,280
Posted By mwardle7
Yes, great job indeed. Roger was kind enough to...

Yes, great job indeed. Roger was kind enough to provide a description of his trailer, as well as a few photos, and permission to post them for the benefit of the RV-12 community.

The trailer I built...
Forum: RV-12 07-09-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 37,280
Posted By mwardle7
Has anyone found an enclosed trailer with a 98"...

Has anyone found an enclosed trailer with a 98" wide rear opening besides David K? I've asked around at several trailer dealers with no success. I asked a Wells Cargo dealer about a special order and...
Forum: RV-12 07-07-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 81,901
Posted By mwardle7
Does the ball inflator AOA mod on this thread...

Does the ball inflator AOA mod on this thread also work on the Garmin G3X?
Forum: RV-12 05-26-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,678
Posted By mwardle7
Any word on whether there will be another RV-12...

Any word on whether there will be another RV-12 Expo?
Forum: RV-12 05-25-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,339
Posted By mwardle7
Flipping it over did the trick! Thanks!!!

Flipping it over did the trick! Thanks!!!
Forum: RV-12 05-25-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,339
Posted By mwardle7
Holes Do Not Match Up

I must be doing something obviously wrong, but I can't get the doubler holes to line up with the closely-spaced holes on the main spar. Am I missing something?

The holes along the red lines do not...
Forum: Tools 04-04-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 898
Posted By mwardle7
Abrasotex v. Scotchbrite Wheel?

Does any one have any experience with the Abrasotex light deburring wheel like the one sold by Brown Tool...
Forum: RV-12 04-02-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,247
Posted By mwardle7
Rotax 912 iS Sport

Bump. Any intelligence on the Rotax 912 iS "sport" from those at Sun 'n Fun?
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,734
Posted By mwardle7
Thanks

Thank you everyone for your responses. I'm going to conclude from the posts that:

1. Vans didn't provide any additional information regarding the possibility of a Quickbuild kit at Oshkosh,...
Forum: RV-12 08-01-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,734
Posted By mwardle7
Thanks, John. I just barely missed your post.

Thanks, John. I just barely missed your post.
Forum: RV-12 08-01-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,734
Posted By mwardle7
Thank You

Thank you for the Quickbuild RV offers. I know here are a lot of good shops out there proving these kinds of services.

Per my original post, I'm curious if anyone attending Oshkosh heard any news...
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,734
Posted By mwardle7
Oshkosh RV-12 Reconnaissance

To those that attended Oshkosh (I'm jealous):

1. Any update on the possibility of an RV-12 Quickbuild Kit from Van's?

2. Avweb posted an interesting video regarding a "new" Lycoming 0-233. Any...
Forum: RV-12 01-14-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,860
Posted By mwardle7
PM

Thanks! I sent a PM (personal message).
Forum: RV-12 01-11-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,860
Posted By mwardle7
Any RV-12s in Utah

Thank you very much! I don't make it to the Las Vegas area very often, but I'll look you up the next time I'm down there. Maybe in the meantime someone closer will chime in.

MW
Forum: RV-12 01-10-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,860
Posted By mwardle7
Any RV-12s in Utah?

Are there any RV-12 builders in Utah that would welcome a visit from a prospective builder?

Thanks!

MW
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