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Forum: RV-12 10-15-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By rv9builder
I measured mine and got 39 1/2 inches wide at the...

I measured mine and got 39 1/2 inches wide at the top of the F-1280 skins where the built-in J-stiffeners are located. Height is about 33 inches, so if you turned it sideways, it could probably fit...
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 958
Posted By rv9builder
Unfortunately, 93 octane unleaded alcohol-free...

Unfortunately, 93 octane unleaded alcohol-free gas isn't readily available in all parts of the country.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,781
Posted By rv9builder
This sounds like a great idea! It would certainly...

This sounds like a great idea! It would certainly be helpful to builders and might reduce the number of calls to tech support.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,781
Posted By rv9builder
Two ideas for the RV-12: 1. How to properly set...

Two ideas for the RV-12:

1. How to properly set the blade angle on the RV-12 prop

2. How to bend all those tiny pieces of tubing in the RV-12iS fuel system
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 595
Posted By rv9builder
I had a very early RV-9A kit and ProSeal was not...

I had a very early RV-9A kit and ProSeal was not specified when building the rudder and other control surfaces. I believe it was added a year or so later to help hold everything in place before...
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,026
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations, Joe!

Congratulations, Joe!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,395
Posted By rv9builder
I’ve experienced the same problem. I haven’t...

I’ve experienced the same problem. I haven’t found a way to remove the oxidation after it forms, but I recently tried an experiment to prevent it. After I was done working on some large parts on a...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,260
Posted By rv9builder
This might help. It's the RV-12 SLSA...

This might help. It's the RV-12 SLSA site.

http://flyrv12.com

Also check Post #3 in this thread:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=163723&highlight=rv-12
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-31-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 39,627
Posted By rv9builder
What an amazing journey! Congratulations!

What an amazing journey! Congratulations!
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations! Nice video, too!

Congratulations! Nice video, too!
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Scott!

Thanks, Scott!
Forum: RV-12 08-29-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,270
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for posting this, Rob. Anybody know what...

Thanks for posting this, Rob.

Anybody know what the Premium Brake System is?
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,008
Posted By rv9builder
Great video and write-up, Paul. Thanks for...

Great video and write-up, Paul. Thanks for posting it!
Forum: RV-14 08-25-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,111
Posted By rv9builder
If all you need is a numbered drill bit, you...

If all you need is a numbered drill bit, you might be able to get it locally. I was pleasantly surprised to find that my local Ace Hardware usually has numbered drill bits in stock. I recently bought...
Forum: RV-12 08-23-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By rv9builder
I said in Post #2 that I didn’t receive the “rub...

I said in Post #2 that I didn’t receive the “rub strip,” but I was wrong. Now that I know the part number, I rechecked my inventory sheet, and the F-01204N did ship with my fuselage kit. F-01204N is...
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,191
Posted By rv9builder
They weren't in my iS fuselage kit. I haven't...

They weren't in my iS fuselage kit. I haven't ordered the finish kit yet.
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,760
Posted By rv9builder
For the most part, you're correct. There are a...

For the most part, you're correct. There are a few holes that need to be match drilled and deburred, but not many.
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,760
Posted By rv9builder
Here's what Section 5 of the instructions...

Here's what Section 5 of the instructions says:

All drilled holes, or prepunched holes that have been final-drilled to a larger size, should also be deburred. Holes that were factory punched to...
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,243
Posted By rv9builder
rgmwa, What numbers do you typically see in...

rgmwa,

What numbers do you typically see in cruise with the fairings?

Thanks,
Forum: RV-12 08-19-2018, 11:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,203
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations, Ron!

Congratulations, Ron!
Forum: RV-12 08-16-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,671
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Ed, I sent you an email (not a pm). I may be...

Hi Ed,

I sent you an email (not a pm). I may be able to help, if you want to drive to Irvine.
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,106
Posted By rv9builder
Nice video, David. Thanks for posting it!

Nice video, David. Thanks for posting it!
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,490
Posted By rv9builder
Interesting...If the article is correct, I guess...

Interesting...If the article is correct, I guess they are registering it E/A-B, not ELSA.
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,373
Posted By rv9builder
The new RV-12iS fuselage has a center console for...

The new RV-12iS fuselage has a center console for fuses, throttle, switches, etc. This frees up space on the main panel for more avionics. You can see photos at these two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By rv9builder
SteinAir has red, white and blue:...

SteinAir has red, white and blue: https://www.steinair.com/product-category/pitot-static/pitot-tubing/
Forum: RV-12 08-03-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,483
Posted By rv9builder
All RVs have tiedown rings. Only RV-12s are...

All RVs have tiedown rings. Only RV-12s are affected by the prop service bulletin. That's probably the reason for the higher number of views on this thread.
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 898
Posted By rv9builder
Yes, the new fuselage is compatible with an older...

Yes, the new fuselage is compatible with an older tail cone and wings.
Forum: RV-12 07-20-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,148
Posted By rv9builder
I agree. Jessica has been doing a great job of...

I agree. Jessica has been doing a great job of letting us know what's going on with new parts for the RV-12iS fuselage kit.
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 401,301
Posted By rv9builder
Very nice, Jeff!

Very nice, Jeff!
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,892
Posted By rv9builder
For most RV-12 builders, hoses arenít an option....

For most RV-12 builders, hoses arenít an option. Because we are registering our planes as ELSA, the aircraft must be built according to the plans. After certification, you can switch to hoses, but at...
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,892
Posted By rv9builder
Could you coil the long tubes for shipping, or...

Could you coil the long tubes for shipping, or would that be a problem because unless the builder unrolls them perfectly flat and straight, they would no longer be the exact length necessary for a...
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,276
Posted By rv9builder
Is appearance the only reason to fill the rivet...

Is appearance the only reason to fill the rivet heads? Is there a practical reason, like keeping water out of the wings and fuselage when it rains or preventing loose mandrels from falling out?
Forum: RV-12 07-08-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,873
Posted By rv9builder
Very nice, Tom! Keep us posted on its performance.

Very nice, Tom! Keep us posted on its performance.
Forum: RV-12 06-18-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 401,301
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations, Ron! What kind of engine /prop...

Congratulations, Ron! What kind of engine /prop is in it?
Forum: RV-12 06-13-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 401,301
Posted By rv9builder
Looks great, Cdenora! Let us know the...

Looks great, Cdenora!

Let us know the performance numbers you see with the constant-speed prop.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-06-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By rv9builder
Sounds like a great trip, Keith! I couldn't get...

Sounds like a great trip, Keith!

I couldn't get the link to work.
Forum: RV-12 06-02-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,329
Posted By rv9builder
Great video, Paul! Very interesting to watch. The...

Great video, Paul! Very interesting to watch. The plane looks amazing!
Forum: California 05-22-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,717
Posted By rv9builder
Xavier, What's an indemnity tax? Thanks,

Xavier,
What's an indemnity tax?

Thanks,
Forum: RV-12 05-16-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,133
Posted By rv9builder
I've also used a reamer for about 95% of the...

I've also used a reamer for about 95% of the holes that will receive an LP4-3 rivet. The reamer barely takes away any metal, but it's just enough to make a difference. I've found that AN-470 rivets...
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,065
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations, Leon!

Congratulations, Leon!
Forum: RV-12 05-06-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,552
Posted By rv9builder
Great looking paint scheme, Paul! Looks fantastic!

Great looking paint scheme, Paul! Looks fantastic!
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,807
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Chris. Looks good!

Thanks, Chris. Looks good!
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,807
Posted By rv9builder
Looks nice, Chris! What kind of rattle-can paint...

Looks nice, Chris! What kind of rattle-can paint and clear epoxy did you use?

Thanks,
Forum: California 05-02-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By rv9builder
Incredible! When I started my project, I called...

Incredible! When I started my project, I called the Board of Equalization, and they told me it was OK to put it on my state tax return, which is what I've been doing as I order each kit.
Forum: California 04-23-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,317
Posted By rv9builder
Another option is to go into Fullerton instead of...

Another option is to go into Fullerton instead of John Wayne.
Forum: RV-12 04-20-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,021
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Brandon, I didnít see a revised Section 7 on...

Hi Brandon,

I didnít see a revised Section 7 on the website either, but I downloaded the new Section 11, and on many of the pages, I noticed a row of rivets on the R-1201 rudder skin directly in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-19-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By rv9builder
It depends on the jig. The chord of the 7ís wing...

It depends on the jig. The chord of the 7ís wing is wider than the 9ís, so the jig might have to be a little higher to accommodate the extra width. The 9's wing is longer than the 7ís wing, so you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,058
Posted By rv9builder
Have you considered hanging the wings from the...

Have you considered hanging the wings from the ceiling in your garage?
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,124
Posted By rv9builder
I had the same question about the parts in the...

I had the same question about the parts in the pre-built fuselage center section. Tech support told me the anodized parts were OK to use in the condition we received them.

Having read Section 5, I...
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,110
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Ben and Jim. I appreciate your...

Thanks, Ben and Jim. I appreciate your suggestions!
Forum: RV-12 04-16-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,110
Posted By rv9builder
Removing rivet stems

Has anyone found an easy way to remove the rivet stems after drilling out the rivets for the service bulletin? Amazon.com has several magnetic pickup tools that look like they might be helpful. Has...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-14-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 881
Posted By rv9builder
Van built an RV-12 from an early kit and licensed...

Van built an RV-12 from an early kit and licensed it E/AB, but it is powered by a Rotax. You can read about it in several of the archived issues of the RVator on Van's website. The completed plane is...
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,110
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Rich, Yes, Iíve heard of it being a problem...

Hi Rich,

Yes, Iíve heard of it being a problem with some PA-28s. Hereís a very sad news story and a video that shows how badly aluminum and steel corrosion can...
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By rv9builder
Sections 31B and 42F on my CD aren't searchable...

Sections 31B and 42F on my CD aren't searchable either.
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,110
Posted By rv9builder
Tom, Read post #1, 2 and 4 in this thread. I...

Tom,

Read post #1, 2 and 4 in this thread. I think it will answer your question.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=157967
Forum: RV-12 03-26-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By rv9builder
Itís not a service bulletin. F-01204J is one of...

Itís not a service bulletin. F-01204J is one of the parts used in the center section of the new iS fuselage. This particular part isn't found in the original RV-12 fuselage.

F-01204J is a part...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for the info! Mark

Thanks for the info!

Mark
Forum: RV-12 03-25-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 971
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for the heads-up!

Thanks for the heads-up!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 901
Posted By rv9builder
Noise-Cancelling Headphones for the Shop

Has anyone used wireless noise-cancelling headphones to listen to music in the shop? Did they block out background sounds from compressors, drills, and die grinders?

On the other hand, maybe not...
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 996
Posted By rv9builder
Most of them are left open, but not all. See post...

Most of them are left open, but not all. See post 16 of this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=158293
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,170
Posted By rv9builder
I had the same problem in Southern California...

I had the same problem in Southern California when I built my workbench a few years ago. The wood I found at a lumber yard was better than the stuff at the big-box stores, but it still wasn't very...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,386
Posted By rv9builder
I was referring to builders who are ordering a...

I was referring to builders who are ordering a fuselage for the first time, not someone who already has the original fuselage.

I agree that if you already have the original fuselage and you're now...
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