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Forum: RV-12 01-20-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 39,618
Posted By jersey
Good to Know

Its good to know we don't have to remove the Tank to do the inspection. Wasn't thrilled about pulling the tank or delaying the inspection till next condition inspection.

Thanks John

Gary E
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,575
Posted By jersey
PM

Thanks Steve...looking forward to going up to KPRX soon...will give you a call when I do.

Gary
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,575
Posted By jersey
Alternative to Factory Tank

Is there an alternative supplier for factory tanks. Vans is currently 6-7 weeks out. Not much into building another leaky tank.

Jersey
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,015
Posted By jersey
Replaced Regulator

Had similar problem but would indicate a charge for 10 to 15 minutes during flight but would then start discharging. Replaced the voltage regulator and haven't had a problem since.

Jersey
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 14,910
Posted By jersey
Grounded Starter Windings

Chuck,
If you have the power wiring correct......It sounds like the starter windings are grounded or shorted. Find out what the resistance is supposed to be across the starter terminals and ohm them...
Forum: RV-12 11-06-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,314
Posted By jersey
Sounds like spark plug wire

Steve,

Greetings from KARM

I had the exact same problem and found that one of my wires was not fully engaged on the spark plug terminal. The rubber insulators are extremely tight and resistant. ...
Forum: RV-12 11-06-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,876
Posted By jersey
Grounding

Tightened mounting bolts and went through all the grounding wires on the panel and still had the same problem. Replaced the regulator and all is well now. I will get a spare like Jack did.

Jersey
Forum: RV-12 11-05-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,876
Posted By jersey
Symptoms

The alternator would charge for about 2 minutes at 13.2 volts and then the amperage and voltage would flicker for about a minute. The voltage would then drop to 12.8 volts and the amperage would...
Forum: RV-12 11-05-2013, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,876
Posted By jersey
Light Kit

Yes, I have the light kit and installed the ventilation tube as described in the light kit installation guide.

Jersey
Forum: RV-12 11-05-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,876
Posted By jersey
Voltage Regulator / Rectifier failure

I have 140 hours and just had my first voltage regulator failure. Is this an isolated case or have others experienced the same. I'm not looking forward to loosing an ignition module. In car years,...
Forum: RV-12 09-16-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,307
Posted By jersey
EFI

I know I will come under fire for this but........Not to excited about the E part of EFI considering some of the E glitches I had to overcome. The Bings have been around awhile. Carbs seem to fail...
Forum: RV-12 09-09-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,821
Posted By jersey
Plexi

After reading this thread......jeeeez....I sure have enjoyed my plexiglass rear window. :D

Jersey
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,952
Posted By jersey
Do it again

I also have a D180 with an AP74 and glad I have it. I found that in a moderate to heavy chop it's better to hand fly unless your looking through sectionals adjusting frequencies etc. Other wise it...
Forum: RV-12 08-12-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,391
Posted By jersey
Prop balancing

A lot of the problems we were having back in the old days :-) were caused by improperly balanced and pitched props. That goes for engine mount problems, firewall cracks, oil pressure sender failures...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,882
Posted By jersey
912 Cons

I am a RV-12 / Rotax owner and would add to the 912 Con list that it is a gear drive with a Sprague Clutch. I wish there was a "proven" alternate direct drive system when I built my 12.

Other...
Forum: RV-12 05-17-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,145
Posted By jersey
Thats what I call Landing Gear

Thats what I call landing gear. Watch the video and watch how the gear absorbs the bumps etc. Great videoS....THANKS.

Jersey
Forum: RV-12 04-30-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,812
Posted By jersey
New Design

Howdy Rich,

Please forgive my paranoia....this is a new design with relatively few hours. Not questioning your premise. I hope your spot on. Time will tell.

Regards,

Gary
Forum: RV-12 04-30-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,812
Posted By jersey
S/N Curves

The N/S curves mentioned is more commonly known as the S/N Curves. The S being the amplitude of deflection and the N being the number of cycles. Without measuring the amplitude (S) of each...
Forum: RV-12 04-28-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,812
Posted By jersey
Vibration and fatigue

I hope that all of us can agree that noise can be a result of vibration. Remember the vibrating forks in high school science class.

Although not all vibration is destructive...it depends on the...
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,812
Posted By jersey
Noise

I seriously doubt the modifications are only for noise attenuation.

Jersey
Forum: RV-12 11-18-2012, 07:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,265
Posted By jersey
Plugged orifice

Walt, check the return line bayonet fitting . There is an orifice screwed into it and is accessible only by removing the return line. I found mine plugged after experiencing a fuel pump failure....
Forum: RV-12 11-18-2012, 06:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,762
Posted By jersey
Advantages ?????

What are the advantages of the fuel injected 912 over the standard engine. Is it worth an extra $4000.00 and the cowling redesign.? I'm already experiencing 5.5 gal / hr. fuel burn and 120 - 122...
Forum: RV-12 10-04-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,669
Posted By jersey
Jump out of your seat

Especially on a "touch and go" during rotation. That actually happened to me. :eek:
Forum: RV-12 09-30-2012, 08:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,806
Posted By jersey
Proseal / aluminum drill shavings

As a matter of fact I did have a some very small pieces of aluminum and proseal in the gascolator. Although I vacumed the tank out I probably should have rinsed the tank out with Varsol.

Gary...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,806
Posted By jersey
Talking Farmer

Oops sorry Dave :o
Growing up in the country we fixed sticking floats on carburateurs to hungup tractor starters with a good lick from a hammer.:D
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,806
Posted By jersey
Pro Seal

There's a good possibility that debris like Proseal and aluminum shavings will be floating around for a while.

The whacking method (not to hard), although Barbaric can dislodge it from the turbine...
Forum: RV-12 09-27-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,806
Posted By jersey
Wack it !!!!

I hate to admit it but I removed the tunnel cover and wacked it with the but end of a screw driver with the electric fuel pump running. Imediately it showed flow. The next flight stopped reading...
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,270
Posted By jersey
Pull side pins and screw first

Try removing the front cowl screws, then the side pins then the upper cowl pins. Reverse when cowling back up.

Works for me anyway.

Gary Eldridge
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,270
Posted By jersey
Hinge Pins

I found that installing the top cowl pins before installing the side pins helps.

Gary Eldridge
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,635
Posted By jersey
Don't polish

Actualy I don't think polishing would help the potential buyer. The surface should be "roughed up" and immediately primed with a compatible primer before painting. You run the risk of the polishing...
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,526
Posted By jersey
Great questions

Thanks,
Gary Eldridge
120 Hrs
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 58,560
Posted By jersey
Joe Sounds Logical

Loose bolts: What Joe is saying is logical.

Channel Cracks: I'm wondering if the radial cracking around the bold head has been caused by overtightning the bolts. The lower bracket that supports...
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,428
Posted By jersey
Honeywell transmitter

Doug,

I was getting erratic readings on the Dynon when the Honeywell oil pressure sender was failing. I had erratic oil pressure readings, flickering screen, fuel burn anomolies etc. I replaced...
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 58,560
Posted By jersey
Wear Plates

Tightened the two outboard bolts. (right side) Each took about 1 1/2 turns before resistance was felt. Apparently the wear plates are doing their thing. Theyre wearing....

Jersey
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 58,560
Posted By jersey
Chatter

Regarding the Chatter.

My Bad....It was the 2 outboard bolts on both the left and right landing gear...with the right landing gear bolts being the most loose.

I'm wondering if maybe the landing...
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2012, 06:36 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 58,560
Posted By jersey
Loose Bolts

Joe you are probably right.

Whats causing the bolts to loosen? Is it a sympton of something else?

Fact: I know I tightened them correctly during construction.

Cause of loose bolt: ?

Jersey
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 58,560
Posted By jersey
Loose Bolts

Removed the wings this afternoon to check for deformation of the fuselage skin at the wing root. Skin looked good and no cracks on the channel. Found the two outside bolts on the right landing gear...
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 58,560
Posted By jersey
Bottom of Fuselage

Can someone with damage produce photos of the bottom of the fuselage to see if that skin was in compression or tension during the failure.


Jersey
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,821
Posted By jersey
Stronger?

Stronger with Cracks? The end of a crack is a stress riser. I don't know if this is an issue though. :rolleyes:

Jersey
Forum: RV-12 08-12-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,427
Posted By jersey
Revision

I believe that John is correct. It seems there was a revision dwg. on the regulator wiring.

Jersey
Forum: RV-12 08-12-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,821
Posted By jersey
Plexiglass

After hearing about the Lexan crazing after several dousings with Mo gas I have no regrets going to Plex. I think Carl is actually using a different material now that doesn't crack as easily during...
Forum: RV-12 08-04-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,778
Posted By jersey
Grounding

I know you don't want to hear this but........check all your ground wires and plug grounding related to the radio and audio system.
Forum: RV-12 07-24-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 12,439
Posted By jersey
Thanks

Thanks for the great photos and narratives. Tell my friend Steve maybe we can make a flight of five from Texas. I already warned my wife....:D

Gary Eldridge
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,779
Posted By jersey
Strange thing about it, although the fuel flow...

Strange thing about it, although the fuel flow indicates high 7 GPH/hr at higher altitudes, fill-ups indicate an average of 4.5 - 5.0 GPH. I think something may be goofy with the Dynon at 7000' + at...
Forum: RV-12 07-01-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,779
Posted By jersey
Same Thing

Just returned from a Dallas trip where I was cruising at 9500'. My fuel burn was 7 gph and my fuel pressure was indicating 4.1 psig. About an hour and a half into the trip my fuel burn dropped to...
Forum: RV-12 06-10-2012, 10:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 29,881
Posted By jersey
Actual BRS Deployment

Check out the actual BRS parachute deployment saving the vehicle and its pasengers from sure catastrophe. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvEQdEjX3Vw
Forum: RV-12 06-01-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,502
Posted By jersey
Yes

Yes, the pump came with new hoses but there is a bayonet fitting block where a total of five hoses, the carb., supply, return, and pressure transmitter hoses manifold together. I thought that debris...
Forum: RV-12 05-31-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,502
Posted By jersey
That explains it !!!!!!!

I replaced my pump about 4 weeks ago and experienced a plugged orifice on the return hose after 1 hour. I pulled the hose and cleaned it. An hour of running later it plugged again. I ordered a...
Forum: RV-12 05-23-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,421
Posted By jersey
Congrats.....you won't forget the first time...

Congrats.....you won't forget the first time around the patch..:D

Gary
Forum: RV-12 05-21-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,580
Posted By jersey
mrt has the right idea for detecting a leaking...

mrt has the right idea for detecting a leaking manifold or carb conection.\\\

It should show up as a low inches

Gary E
Forum: RV-12 05-17-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,253
Posted By jersey
Spare Parts

Dang Don,

I just chalked up all my left over parts as spares...:D

Gary
Forum: RV-12 05-17-2012, 10:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,282
Posted By jersey
Keith, Could your prop be out of balance or have...

Keith,

Could your prop be out of balance or have the blades set out of pitch with each other causing unusual vibration thru the air frame. Thats strange having cracks show up in so many different...
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2012, 07:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,903
Posted By jersey
Hauling Mogas is a pain but the $20.00 or more...

Hauling Mogas is a pain but the $20.00 or more savings a fill-up makes it worth while. Avgas is $5.30 / gal at KARM - Mogas 93 oct. is $3.99 / gal.

IJS

Gary
Forum: RV-12 05-13-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,840
Posted By jersey
We're seeing 85-90 now in Texas. Soon to be 90 -...

We're seeing 85-90 now in Texas. Soon to be 90 - 100. :mad:
Forum: RV-12 05-12-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 19,903
Posted By jersey
To give you an idea, I'm a first time builder and...

To give you an idea, I'm a first time builder and my partner and I assembled the wings in 2 weekends. We then assembled and mounted the flaperons on the third weekend. Noticed I used the word...
Forum: RV-12 05-12-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,840
Posted By jersey
Good info. Definitly translated from...

Good info.

Definitly translated from German....Better than Chinese translations though..I had an experience with a Russian Translation recently... thats really strange.

Gary
Forum: RV-12 05-12-2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,840
Posted By jersey
Thanks for the input guys. For some reason I...

Thanks for the input guys. For some reason I don't remember oil temp being an issue last summer. Guess Im getting old .:confused:

Im not going to worry about any more.

Thanks again guys.

Gary E
Forum: RV-12 05-11-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,840
Posted By jersey
Summer oil Temps

What kind of oil temps are you guys seeing during climb out. Im keeping my climb out speed between 80 - 85 kts and seeing the temps getting into the amber.

Houston, Texas 85 - 90 Deg F

Gary E
Forum: RV-12 05-02-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 124,540
Posted By jersey
Kind of scary ain't it....:eek: Looks like you...

Kind of scary ain't it....:eek:

Looks like you found the pictures your looking for.

Gary
Forum: RV-12 04-30-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,460
Posted By jersey
Thanks for the info. Peterk I just replaced mine...

Thanks for the info. Peterk I just replaced mine with the new pump today and found the Banjo orifice plugged with debris created during the last pump failure. I just posted a heads up about it.

...
Forum: RV-12 04-30-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,243
Posted By jersey
Banjo orifice plugged by pump debris

A heads up for victims of pump failure...............I found the Banjo orifice plugged, and here's how I found it.

I Replaced my old pump today with the new style pump. Turned on the electric pump...
Forum: RV-12 04-28-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,460
Posted By jersey
New Thread

Thanks for the replies guys. I wonder if it would be a good idea to get a polling of how many fuel pumps have failed since the first flight of the 12. What do ya'll think about starting a new...
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