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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2020, 12:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By rv9builder
Ed, I think this is the course you need to take....

Ed,

I think this is the course you need to take. It looks like theyíre offering it in San Diego March 7-8.

https://rainbowaviation.com/?page_id=3997
Forum: Job Board 02-16-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,057
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations, Doug!

Congratulations, Doug!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2020, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,752
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks! I followed the instructions in the video...

Thanks! I followed the instructions in the video but also need to reset some of the CherryMax rivets in that spot. Very frustrating!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,752
Posted By rv9builder
Aaron, did you lubricate the new batch of rivets...

Aaron, did you lubricate the new batch of rivets like the video shows, or did you just pull them the way they came from the factory?

Thanks,
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-18-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 669
Posted By rv9builder
I've used these drill extensions in my drill...

I've used these drill extensions in my drill press for countersinking:

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/drillThreaded.php

I've also used the 2-inch long extension for deburring in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 593
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations, Vic!

Congratulations, Vic!
Forum: RV-10 01-17-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By rv9builder
My EAA tech counselor advised me to use a 4X gun...

My EAA tech counselor advised me to use a 4X gun on my RV-9A for the same reasons you mention. With the pressure turned down, it worked fine on -3s and -4s, and I found it much easier to control than...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-06-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,299
Posted By rv9builder
For the 912iS, Vanís shows 19,200 feet for...

For the 912iS, Vanís shows 19,200 feet for absolute ceiling and 17,300 feet for service ceiling. For the 912ULS, 14,600 feet is absolute ceiling and 13,000 feet is service ceiling.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-03-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,138
Posted By rv9builder
I do the same thing!

I do the same thing!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,444
Posted By rv9builder
Why not use a torque wrench with a socket on the...

Why not use a torque wrench with a socket on the bolt and a regular wrench on the nut to torque the hinge stops?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,285
Posted By rv9builder
Great paint scheme, nice video, too!

Great paint scheme, nice video, too!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,645
Posted By rv9builder
I've noticed this, too. Fortunately, both the...

I've noticed this, too. Fortunately, both the part names and numbers are on the first drawing of each section. It comes in handy when making a log entry.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-07-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,700
Posted By rv9builder
+2 for 3M Roloc surface conditioning discs....

+2 for 3M Roloc surface conditioning discs. Although I also have 1", 2" and 6" ScotchBrite wheels, I usually start with a file and finish with a blue Roloc disc.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-05-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,170
Posted By rv9builder
I'm building in the order Jeff mentions. Like...

I'm building in the order Jeff mentions. Like Scott says, when I ordered my fuselage, it was suggested I order a couple of parts from the wing kit (stub spars and rear spar doublers) to test fit the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 30,942
Posted By rv9builder
Anybody heard anything lately from Marvel...

Anybody heard anything lately from Marvel Schebler on their replacement floats for Bings on a 912 ULS?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By rv9builder
I had a similar problem with the J-stringers...

I had a similar problem with the J-stringers touching the J-stringer holes, even with a Cleco in every rivet hole. I decided to go ahead with riveting, and when I was finished, everything lined up...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,463
Posted By rv9builder
I have no idea if they use ProSeal, but Evektor...

I have no idea if they use ProSeal, but Evektor says they bond all riveted joints on their metal LSAs for extra durability.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,237
Posted By rv9builder
Is this now a standard part of the iS fuselage...

Is this now a standard part of the iS fuselage kit or perhaps something that ships with the finish kit? If your iS fuse kit didn't include it, what is the part number(s) we should order? Does this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,495
Posted By rv9builder
Maybe something is wrong with the plug itself? Is...

Maybe something is wrong with the plug itself? Is there another plug you can try with 567 to see if that solves the problem?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,480
Posted By rv9builder
I'd keep it here, Paul. The photos you posted of...

I'd keep it here, Paul. The photos you posted of your beautiful RV-12 are an inspiration to all of us who are still pulling rivets!
Forum: California 11-18-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By rv9builder
Dave Prizio is a DAR at Chino who can probably...

Dave Prizio is a DAR at Chino who can probably help you. He also writes the "Maintenance Matters" column for Kitplanes magazine. Send me an email if you'd like his contact info.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,445
Posted By rv9builder
Great video, David. The plane looks great, too!

Great video, David. The plane looks great, too!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,083
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Jordan, I'm executive editor of Kitplanes,...

Hi Jordan,

I'm executive editor of Kitplanes, and I apologize your copy of the directory is missing pages. Please send me an email or private message with your name and address, and I'll contact the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,465
Posted By rv9builder
That looks great, David! Nice job!

That looks great, David! Nice job!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 925
Posted By rv9builder
RV-12 Range

When two RV-12s flew together to OSH and back in 2017, the ULS airplane used 60 gal. for the trip and the iS airplane used 45 gal.

Vanís shows the range (with no reserve) of the RV-12 as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By rv9builder
Has anybody seen the inside of a Rotax that...

Has anybody seen the inside of a Rotax that burned 100 LL with Decalin close to 100% of the time and had the oil changed at the recommended shorter intervals? How bad were the lead deposits?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,098
Posted By rv9builder
I have a friend who fought a similar battle with...

I have a friend who fought a similar battle with San Bernardino County. They were assessing planes on asking prices in ads, not selling prices, and had no concept of things like engine time, total...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,913
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for the info, Bob!

Thanks for the info, Bob!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,913
Posted By rv9builder
Bob, What grade of sandpaper do you recommend...

Bob,

What grade of sandpaper do you recommend for the final sanding? 400 wet? Or maybe something else?

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,098
Posted By rv9builder
"A taxable possessory interest is created when...

"A taxable possessory interest is created when real estate owned by a government agency is leased, rented, or used by a private individual or entity for their own exclusive use. The taxation of this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-03-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,112
Posted By rv9builder
Iíve used hydraulic jack oil. I paid $4.99 for a...

Iíve used hydraulic jack oil. I paid $4.99 for a quart at my local auto parts store.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,098
Posted By rv9builder
Van's now charges sales tax on stuff sold to...

Van's now charges sales tax on stuff sold to California.
https://www.vansaircraft.com/2019/03/notice-to-california-residents-sales-tax-collection/
I didn't know California (or other states) can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,219
Posted By rv9builder
I wonder if that affects the price? It seems like...

I wonder if that affects the price? It seems like most 12s are registered ELSA.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,219
Posted By rv9builder
I like the custom throttle quadrant a lot....

I like the custom throttle quadrant a lot. Hopefully, you can remove the pilotís name without having to repaint. The avionics are a bit different than a typical ELSA RV-12, but it looks well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,121
Posted By rv9builder
Try two pieces of AEX wedge, one on top of the...

Try two pieces of AEX wedge, one on top of the other to increase the angle. If necessary, glue them together. Bend the rivet's mandrel so it comes out of the two wedge pieces at a 90-degree angle to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,378
Posted By rv9builder
Randy Pflanzer built a beautiful RV-12 and also...

Randy Pflanzer built a beautiful RV-12 and also made a cool-looking tailcone cradle. Here is a link to a page on his website that shows the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,233
Posted By rv9builder
Great-looking plane, Jon! Any photos of the...

Great-looking plane, Jon! Any photos of the interior?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,947
Posted By rv9builder
That looks really nice Ryan! Did you put some...

That looks really nice Ryan! Did you put some sort of primer underneath the Bronze and rattle-can clear coat over the bronze?

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,587
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for the info, Tom. Sorry to hear yours...

Thanks for the info, Tom. Sorry to hear yours cracked.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,587
Posted By rv9builder
Tom, where did it crack? Did Van's have any...

Tom, where did it crack? Did Van's have any suggestions about how to prevent the problem?

Thanks,
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,868
Posted By rv9builder
I have a similar dimple in my fuselage tail cone....

I have a similar dimple in my fuselage tail cone. I have no idea how it got there, but at some point during construction I must have accidentally banged something into the skin. I try to be as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 898
Posted By rv9builder
Solid AN rivets are 100 degrees (AN426AD-3-4, for...

Solid AN rivets are 100 degrees (AN426AD-3-4, for example)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By rv9builder
You might ask Van's if you can rivet a doubler...

You might ask Van's if you can rivet a doubler over the damaged hole and then drill a hole in the doubler to the correct size. One side of the doubler would probably need to be curved to match the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-30-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, John. I'll have to look around for a...

Thanks, John. I'll have to look around for a smaller one. The diameter of the one I have is too big and can't reach the stem inside the hole.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-29-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,413
Posted By rv9builder
John, Did you find a spring-loaded center punch...

John,
Did you find a spring-loaded center punch narrow enough to fit in the hole in the rivet where the stem is, or did you have to modify a punch to get it to work?
Thanks,
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,785
Posted By rv9builder
I just use Microsoft Word for my log and keep the...

I just use Microsoft Word for my log and keep the file on my Mac. I make a quick entry of what I did each time I'm in the shop, so everything is listed in chronological order. You can import photos...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,357
Posted By rv9builder
What you say is true if the -12 is registered...

What you say is true if the -12 is registered E/A-B. If itís an ELSA, the second owner can take a course and be eligible to sign off on condition inspections for that particular airplane. If he/she...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By rv9builder
I assume you have the first gen RV-12. Perhaps...

I assume you have the first gen RV-12. Perhaps the electric flap system from the -12iS could be adapted.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,030
Posted By rv9builder
EAA Chapter 1000 published plans for a workbench...

EAA Chapter 1000 published plans for a workbench measuring 24Ēx60.Ē I like the narrow width but wanted more length, so I made two benches 24Ēx90Ē from one piece of 4íx8í plywood. As John suggests, I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,175
Posted By rv9builder
That would be my guess. I had a similar issue in...

That would be my guess. I had a similar issue in a Piper Warrior that I owned. On short final, at a certain rpm under certain conditions, the door handle would suddenly come alive and start vibrating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By rv9builder
On Van's...

On Van's website:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-12is/#aircraft-details-1
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-04-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,363
Posted By rv9builder
Great story about your trip. Thanks for posting...

Great story about your trip. Thanks for posting it!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 796
Posted By rv9builder
Are you referring to drawing 9iS/U-04, step 1,...

Are you referring to drawing 9iS/U-04, step 1, figure 1? You are correct that LP4-3 rivets are called out for attaching the hinge brackets to the forward spar.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-31-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,180
Posted By rv9builder
How to set up a poll

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/faq.php?faq=vb_read_and_post#faq_vb_poll_explain
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,579
Posted By rv9builder
Gary Sobekís RV-6 (the first completed RV I ever...

Gary Sobekís RV-6 (the first completed RV I ever saw) and Van's original O-235-powered RV-9 prototype.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,870
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Randy! I bet it was a really interesting...

Thanks, Randy! I bet it was a really interesting presentation.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,870
Posted By rv9builder
Designing and Testing the RV-12iS

Did anyone attend todayís seminar with Rian Johnson? What did you learn?

I wonder if a video or podcast is available?
Forum: Tools 07-22-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By rv9builder
Good suggestion, Keith! Have fun at OSH!

Good suggestion, Keith! Have fun at OSH!
Forum: Tools 07-21-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By rv9builder
I think you're correct, Gil. But here's one that...

I think you're correct, Gil. But here's one that is similar....
Forum: Tools 07-21-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Marc, but I'm not sure a typical torque...

Thanks, Marc, but I'm not sure a typical torque wrench from Harbor Freight is up to aircraft standards. That said, Harbor Freight has a high-end line of torque wrenches called Icon. I thought this...
Forum: Tools 07-21-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By rv9builder
I have that same wrench and use it for AN-3...

I have that same wrench and use it for AN-3 bolts. Since it maxes out at 60 inch pounds, I've never used it for AN4s.
Forum: Tools 07-20-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,250
Posted By rv9builder
1/4 or 3/8-inch torque wrench?

I want to buy a 20–150 inch-pound CDI torque wrench. They are available with either a 1/4-inch drive or a 3/8-inch drive. Is one drive size better than the other for working on aircraft and torquing...
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