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Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By RFSchaller
Well, my gremlin is back after three trouble free...

Well, my gremlin is back after three trouble free hours. Here are the symptoms:

1. CHT, EGT and OIL temps spike high. Left EGT spikes more than others at about every 2-3 seconds.
2. Spikes are not...
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 868
Posted By RFSchaller
No worse than crawling across a Cherokee...

No worse than crawling across a Cherokee passenger seat!😜
Forum: RV-12 11-05-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By RFSchaller
Interesting. I checked my Freeflight setting, and...

Interesting. I checked my Freeflight setting, and it is called out at 3 M/sec. I would have expected the Garmin and Freeflight settings would be closer to each other.
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By RFSchaller
Looks like the problem was that simple to fix. I...

Looks like the problem was that simple to fix. I flew it three hours yesterday with normal temperature indications.
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,547
Posted By RFSchaller
I drilled out the rivets on the vertical stab...

I drilled out the rivets on the vertical stab fairing and installed #6 nutplates and machine screws in their place. That allowed me to mount my cat whiskers antenna on the top vertical stab rib. A...
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By RFSchaller
Have you tried calling Garmin?

Have you tried calling Garmin?
Forum: RV-12 11-01-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,648
Posted By RFSchaller
I second what Chris said. if youíre happy with...

I second what Chris said. if youíre happy with the performance say a prayer of thanks and leave it alone!😜
Forum: RV-12 10-31-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By RFSchaller
Today I pulled my D180 and sprayed the connector...

Today I pulled my D180 and sprayed the connector pins and sockets with cleaner. That seems to have done the trick. A trip around the patch showed normal CHTs and Oil Temp, so I am cautiously calling...
Forum: RV-12 10-30-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By RFSchaller
Thanks for the suggestions. I will start...

Thanks for the suggestions. I will start troubleshooting tomorrow and post results.
Forum: RV-12 10-29-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,299
Posted By RFSchaller
Water Pump Failure?

Yesterday I took off with an OAT of 77F and experienced both CHTs and an Oil Temp Hi alarms on climb so I returned to the field and did some ground run ups with a repeat of Hi Temp alarms. Iím...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,768
Posted By RFSchaller
Any static spark would occur at the first contact...

Any static spark would occur at the first contact point. If the component that makes that contact is grounded to any part of the airframe it should be at the same electric potential so know spark...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,768
Posted By RFSchaller
Iíve only experienced one issue with ďold fuelĒ....

Iíve only experienced one issue with ďold fuelĒ. I let a tank sit for 4 weeks during a long summer vacation and when I flew I experienced some pressure surges due to vapor bubbles in the fuel line....
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,768
Posted By RFSchaller
Nice rig, Sam!

Nice rig, Sam!
Forum: RV-12 10-23-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,768
Posted By RFSchaller
Jim, Iíve heard accounts of static buildup on...

Jim,

Iíve heard accounts of static buildup on plastic cans too, but Iíve never encountered it in 6 1/2 years of fueling from ungrounded plastic cans. I do put a finger on some bare metal part of the...
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,866
Posted By RFSchaller
Mine needed skin trimming. About a year later I...

Mine needed skin trimming. About a year later I noticed a click when climbing on the wing to enter the cockpit. I also noticed a slight fore-aft play at the wingtip and ended up using 0.025Ē shim...
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 505
Posted By RFSchaller
Does it matter what others found if yours fit?

Does it matter what others found if yours fit?
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 15,005
Posted By RFSchaller
Never ceases to amaze me how innovative home...

Never ceases to amaze me how innovative home builders are. Good job!
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By RFSchaller
20 KT wind - breezy!

20 KT wind - breezy!
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,630
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, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By RFSchaller
OMG! Iím repeating myself!😜

OMG! Iím repeating myself!😜
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
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, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
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, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,517
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, 08:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,517
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, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
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, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,767
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, 09:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,676
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, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
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, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,142
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, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,767
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, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 954
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, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,939
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, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,939
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 10-01-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,648
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, 05:35 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,648
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, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
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, 09:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,357
Posted By RFSchaller
Dave, thanks. Rich

Dave, thanks.

Rich
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,267
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, 10:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,267
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, 10:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,357
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, 10:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 28,696
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, 03:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 28,696
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, 08:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,933
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, 08:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 28,696
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, 08:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,302
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, 10:25 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 28,696
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, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,302
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, 08:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 28,696
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, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,302
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, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
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, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 916
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, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,213
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, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 675
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, 10:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 778
Posted By RFSchaller
Cheaper, if not better!😜

Cheaper, if not better!😜
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2018, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,799
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, 09:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,799
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, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,246
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, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 889
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, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,246
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, 10:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,246
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, 11:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,001
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, 10:11 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,648
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.
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