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Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,725
Posted By pstraub
Hallelujah to that!! Could we please refrain from...

Hallelujah to that!! Could we please refrain from the Trump (or Clinton) bashing on VAF. I have VERY STRONG opinions to one side, but I refuse to blatantly or covertly inject them into my VAF posts....
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,953
Posted By pstraub
I did mine too. I describe exactly how it went in...

I did mine too. I describe exactly how it went in a YouTube video. Not trying to promote the video, just want to give you the info, so go to the 57:13 mark in the video, which is where I cover the...
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2018, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By pstraub
Back Panel RV12-B1

Hi Mike, I had the same experience as Tony. My first install was really a struggle and I almost gave up. Then I continued bending the piece and finally, it just snapped in and fits great. I didn't...
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,493
Posted By pstraub
Thanks again for the nice comments, glad people...

Thanks again for the nice comments, glad people are enjoying the video. Also, great comments and ideas about leaded avgas vs. unleaded mogas. My main point was the RV-12 was very impressive overall,...
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,493
Posted By pstraub
Thanks Jim, good suggestions. I did clean my oil...

Thanks Jim, good suggestions. I did clean my oil tank after the 40 hours of 100LL, there was not too much accumulation, but there was definitely some sludge starting to form at the bottom of the...
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,493
Posted By pstraub
I just want to thank everyone for the very nice...

I just want to thank everyone for the very nice comments. It was really fun to see what our collective RV-12 can really do. I tend not to think of it as 'Light-Sport' anymore, it's a very capable...
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,493
Posted By pstraub
Thanks Scott, good info, I will try to use higher...

Thanks Scott, good info, I will try to use higher power settings when running the 100LL! I wanted to introduce myself at OSH but with OWW, you were always super busy. I went to the Van's banquet,...
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2018, 12:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,493
Posted By pstraub
If you are wondering about the spark plugs, here...

If you are wondering about the spark plugs, here is a before and after pic of cylinder 1, lower plug. This is pretty much indicative of all 8 plugs. The before is after 70 hours of premium unleaded...
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,493
Posted By pstraub
Hey Mike, I love the pics of your new house at...

Hey Mike, I love the pics of your new house at Dayton, can't wait to see it in person. Bonnie and I would love to fly in and visit! After all, you are kinda responsible for getting me into this whole...
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,493
Posted By pstraub
Observations after first loooong cross-country (Oshkosh)

Please excuse the long post....After an approx 4K mile roundtrip from NorCal to Oshkosh, I just wanted to share some of my observations on the RV-12. I flew through 14 states, landed at 15 airports,...
Forum: RV-12 07-08-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,814
Posted By pstraub
Just to be clear...if you are asking for...

Just to be clear...if you are asking for directions when onsite, it's called the Homebuilt Camping Pavilion (not the homebuilt shelter). It's on the far West end of Homebuilt Aircraft Parking.

Last...
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,814
Posted By pstraub
2017

Last year was nice, we had a good gathering of RV-12 builders. I think we met on Wednesday at the new Homebuilt Camping Pavilion around noon. It would probably be a logistics nightmare to try and...
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,503
Posted By pstraub
I really enjoyed Bob's story, quite a journey!...

I really enjoyed Bob's story, quite a journey! And what a great thing to do for a fellow RV-12 owner, fantastic. It took me a few minutes to realize what I was reading, but once I figured out that...
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By pstraub
Hi Leon, not sure if I will make it this year,...

Hi Leon, not sure if I will make it this year, too much going on but I will try.

Thanks to all for the nice comments!!
Forum: RV-12 06-02-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,372
Posted By pstraub
Follow on video, first year and paint

I forgot to post this last week....if anyone is interested, I have a follow on video to the documentary about building the RV-12. This covers my first year of flying, including some upgrades to the...
Forum: RV-12 05-27-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 84,307
Posted By pstraub
Thanks Pat!!!

Thanks Pat!!!
Forum: RV-12 05-27-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,703
Posted By pstraub
OK, I can finally answer this question. I did a...

OK, I can finally answer this question. I did a new weight and CG calculation today. Since my original weigh-in last year (741.3 lbs, 81.38 inches), it looks like I have gained about 46 lbs!! (787.4...
Forum: RV-12 05-25-2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 84,307
Posted By pstraub
Just painted....

http://i65.tinypic.com/k4ijv4.jpg

Flying a neighbor over Lake Camanche in Northern California!!
Forum: RV-12 05-15-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,703
Posted By pstraub
You guys did a great job, it was obviously my...

You guys did a great job, it was obviously my inspiration. I think both 'versions' are beautiful. I did have John design an RV-12 scheme based on the 1970 Martini Porsche Le Mans 917, but I chickened...
Forum: RV-12 05-15-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,703
Posted By pstraub
Exactly...I didn't care for the solid wheel...

Exactly...I didn't care for the solid wheel pants, or the way the copper color on the wings and stab died directly into the dark fuselage. I also wanted a different line on the checkered flag and a...
Forum: RV-12 05-15-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,041
Posted By pstraub
Hi Joe, completely agree, very nice addition. I...

Hi Joe, completely agree, very nice addition. I got lucky and installed it just before getting the plane painted!!

http://i64.tinypic.com/fxbdwh.jpg
Forum: RV-12 05-15-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,703
Posted By pstraub
Thanks Jerre!!

Thanks Jerre!!
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,115
Posted By pstraub
Outstanding Leon, congratulations!! You must be...

Outstanding Leon, congratulations!! You must be on cloud 9 (or 12) tonight, would love to see a few pictures, hint, hint. Way to go!!!
Forum: RV-12 05-13-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,703
Posted By pstraub
Thanks Ron!!! I designed it, but I must admit...

Thanks Ron!!!



I designed it, but I must admit that it's heavily based on the new RV-12iS that Van's showcased at OSH last year. I made several adjustments and chose my own colors. The other great...
Forum: RV-12 05-12-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,703
Posted By pstraub
My first aerial shot....

http://i65.tinypic.com/k4ijv4.jpg
Forum: RV-12 05-10-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,142
Posted By pstraub
Congrats Mike! I did my first hour of engine...

Congrats Mike! I did my first hour of engine testing without wings installed (since we don't have wing tanks, that really helps!) However, I didn't have a beautiful backdrop like you, just my...
Forum: RV-12 05-09-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,703
Posted By pstraub
Absolutely, I am excited to recommend them! You...

Absolutely, I am excited to recommend them! You won't find much info about painting on their website yet, since they are just going public with it. But they are definitely in the business. Here is...
Forum: RV-12 05-08-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,703
Posted By pstraub
I painted the interior while I was building the...

I painted the interior while I was building the fuselage. I just scuffed all the panels and used Rustoleum 2x satin granite.

http://i66.tinypic.com/34ez055.jpg
http://i65.tinypic.com/opr9jn.jpg
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,703
Posted By pstraub
Very good question, I also installed all my...

Very good question, I also installed all my leather and carpet interior panels while I was up there. I guess about 40 lbs total, but I will be weighing the plane this weekend and will post it here.
Forum: RV-12 05-06-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,703
Posted By pstraub
Thanks very much...

Thanks very much guys!!

http://i66.tinypic.com/33cywiw.jpg
Forum: RV-12 05-06-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,703
Posted By pstraub
My RV-12 is painted!! Finally!

Well, almost a year to the day after my first flight, my RV-12 is finally painted! A huge thanks to Synergy Air, they did such a great job. Nobody will believe I built the plane, it looks too good! I...
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,792
Posted By pstraub
Wow, already painted and matching rivets....nice...

Wow, already painted and matching rivets....nice Jim :)
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,792
Posted By pstraub
I had the same confusion. I decided not to drill...

I had the same confusion. I decided not to drill those 6 holes into the spar cap. I cleco'd everything in place and drilled the 6 holes thru the horn, just deep enough to mark the doubler, then took...
Forum: RV-12 03-19-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,955
Posted By pstraub
They should turn on with the Master Switch, but...

They should turn on with the Master Switch, but if you have the 5A fuel pump fuse removed, they won't run (same circuit).
Forum: RV-12 03-19-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,792
Posted By pstraub
I agree Kevin, I think it's just implied based on...

I agree Kevin, I think it's just implied based on the AN426 rivet callout.
Forum: RV-12 03-17-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,792
Posted By pstraub
My pleasure guys. Here is another one that may...

My pleasure guys. Here is another one that may help. This is the bottom view. By the way, great to see your name Joe! It's been almost 2 years since your 'open house' at LVK, and your RV-12 was...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,792
Posted By pstraub
Hi Kevin, no detailed write up here, but I can...

Hi Kevin, no detailed write up here, but I can tell you it took me about 12 hours, it involved more than I initially thought. Here is the completed image, this is the top view, the bottom is...
Forum: RV-12 02-04-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By pstraub
Hi Rob, not sure if this is what you are...

Hi Rob, not sure if this is what you are referring to, but both of mine look like this, I think it's normal.....

http://i66.tinypic.com/b6stw2.jpg
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,116
Posted By pstraub
Thanks to all for the very informative comments....

Thanks to all for the very informative comments. Like I said, there is a great depth of knowledge out there and I had a feeling there were not any simple answers, but I am taking it all in. Maybe I...
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,116
Posted By pstraub
Thanks for the replies guys, that pretty much...

Thanks for the replies guys, that pretty much answers my questions. I had some pipe dream that I might be legal in some way, having the SkyView system as primary with a Stratus 2S/Foreflight as...
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,116
Posted By pstraub
Ignorant RV-12/IFR/GPS question...

Hi all, I hope this is not too far off-topic for the RV-12 forum, but I feel comfortable asking it here and I am continually amazed by this group's knowledge. It's embarassing to ask, since I was a...
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 28,805
Posted By pstraub
Thanks very much Mel, that is a very encouraging...

Thanks very much Mel, that is a very encouraging 'unofficial' interpretation!! I used to love flying IFR/IMC back in the '80s and would be sad if I couldn't use my RV-12 in that environment 'just a...
Forum: RV-12 11-24-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,511
Posted By pstraub
Thanks to all for the very kind words. By the 4th...

Thanks to all for the very kind words. By the 4th time I watched this, I started thinking that this video was probably not interesting or helpful, especially to this community!! Thanks again for the...
Forum: RV-12 11-22-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,511
Posted By pstraub
Thanks to all for the nice comments. I especially...

Thanks to all for the nice comments. I especially wanted to encourage anyone with a medical condition that could be safely managed! When I was considering getting current again, I never considered...
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2017, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,511
Posted By pstraub
Thanks Don, I understand your frustration. I was...

Thanks Don, I understand your frustration. I was prepared to roll the fuse into the street and install the wings, but the inspector said it wasn't needed. He did scrutinize the wings in the wing...
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2017, 12:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,511
Posted By pstraub
Thanks to all for the very kind comments, if it...

Thanks to all for the very kind comments, if it helps any future builders, or just sparks some good memories in past builders, it was worth it. :)
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,511
Posted By pstraub
RV-12 Documentary??

Don't know what else to call it....I never did a 'blog' but now that my build is over, I wanted to document the story somehow. When I was considering building an RV-12 a couple years ago, I watched...
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2017, 12:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,298
Posted By pstraub
Hi John, thanks so much for doing this. I've had...

Hi John, thanks so much for doing this. I've had this on the back burner for several months, so kind of you to take the time and post the links. This will save me a ton of time....I owe you :)
Forum: RV-12 11-17-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,509
Posted By pstraub
Hi Jim, sent you a PM. Paul

Hi Jim, sent you a PM. Paul
Forum: RV-12 11-09-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,140
Posted By pstraub
Could you just use the old rear window as a...

Could you just use the old rear window as a template for drilling the holes in the new one? That way, you could keep the drill away from the rollbar. It might be a little challenging on the curved...
Forum: RV-12 11-09-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 28,805
Posted By pstraub
Hi Mel, I noticed that too, I was hoping what...

Hi Mel, I noticed that too, I was hoping what they meant by 'Flight Maneuvers' had to do with spins, aerobatics, etc. Flying IFR or in IMC would be a little strange to call a flight maneuver. Anxious...
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,140
Posted By pstraub
Thanks for the update, I will be removing the...

Thanks for the update, I will be removing the rear window soon to have the plane painted, so I will final drill those tapped holes before putting on the sealant and re-installing.
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2017, 01:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,140
Posted By pstraub
Thanks for the clarification Scott, that makes...

Thanks for the clarification Scott, that makes sense. I have not sealed my rear window yet, so the next time I have it off, I will final drill those tapped holes in the plexiglass. I think that I...
Forum: RV-12 11-03-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,140
Posted By pstraub
Ahh, OK. I definitely missed that. I did see that...

Ahh, OK. I definitely missed that. I did see that step 6 said to 'Final drill' the #30 holes, so just assumed that was all. It's kind of funny, the forward rear window holes get 'final' drilled...
Forum: RV-12 11-03-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,140
Posted By pstraub
Hi Scott, I was just going to try and put the OPs...

Hi Scott, I was just going to try and put the OPs mind at ease, I remember tapping all those holes in the plex rear window and it worked out fine, just as it says on page 25A-03, step 2. When I read...
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,922
Posted By pstraub
Wow, great screenshots, thanks for sharing Tony!!

Wow, great screenshots, thanks for sharing Tony!!
Forum: RV-12 07-14-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,548
Posted By pstraub
I will try to be there :)

I will try to be there :)
Forum: RV-12 06-18-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,636
Posted By pstraub
Wow...impressive Ron, congrats!! I remember all...

Wow...impressive Ron, congrats!! I remember all those times back in the '80s where I couldn't get home to PAO because of the marine layer. I was stuck shooting an approach into SJC and waiting until...
Forum: RV-12 06-05-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,521
Posted By pstraub
Fantastic, congrats on a great accomplishment!...

Fantastic, congrats on a great accomplishment! You look relaxed...or at least relieved. I just finished Phase 1 last week, carried my first passenger yesterday. Have fun and be safe.
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,051
Posted By pstraub
Congratulations!! Exciting times for sure....I...

Congratulations!! Exciting times for sure....I just finished my Phase 1 yesterday. Your photo sure makes me want a paint job!! Have fun.
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,358
Posted By pstraub
Thanks Tony, you are right, I was looking at a...

Thanks Tony, you are right, I was looking at a ver 14.0 user guide. I am OK with just seeing the visual boundaries on the map, so I think I will turn off proximity for now. I will ask Dynon if the...
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,358
Posted By pstraub
Thanks Rich, I will check it out as soon as I get...

Thanks Rich, I will check it out as soon as I get back to the airport. I searched the Skyview user and install guides and the term 'airspace proximity' does not exist!! I did find a reference to it...
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