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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,304
Posted By rcarsey
I wish I had these about 2 months ago. I don't...

I wish I had these about 2 months ago. I don't remember the exact event, but something was falling off the cowl (like a roll of tape or something).. and my initial reaction to catch it made the back...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,176
Posted By rcarsey
I started in July 2017 and took a break from Dec...

I started in July 2017 and took a break from Dec 2017-Apr 2018 and again from Jan 2018-Mar 2018. And from July-Oct 2019, I'll classify my activity as "lazy". (so 26 months so far with 8 of those off...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,271
Posted By rcarsey
My buddy at my airport did this to his too and it...

My buddy at my airport did this to his too and it looks fine. I can't remember if his was white or the external color of his plane.. just make sure your masking won't let any paint bleed through.....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,441
Posted By rcarsey
Very true. I think just about all of us can...

Very true. I think just about all of us can stand to lose 20lbs.. at least those of us in America :D. and iím no exception. 20 pays for your paint and your internal primer. 30 will pay for your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-23-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By rcarsey
I was just talking to my buddy yesterday about...

I was just talking to my buddy yesterday about spark plug anti-seize. I did a little research today on it because I need to buy (something) to keep on my shelf.

The Wacker P12 thermal paste is what...
Forum: ADS-B 09-20-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,693
Posted By rcarsey
Military aircraft

Just a FYI, as of (soon), military aircraft have the option of turning off their ADS-B transmissions in locations that otherwise would require it. (link to the Federal Register here...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-17-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 136,861
Posted By rcarsey
And apparently its already flying. Powered by...

And apparently its already flying. Powered by twin Corvair 100hp conversion engines.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMVAw0IwvmngeA6qvKN_F7g
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-17-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,543
Posted By rcarsey
The first thing to pop (pun maybe intended) into...

The first thing to pop (pun maybe intended) into my head isn't that I broke a rivet. Why? If it broke because from tension, I think I'd expect to see the metal around the rivet head deformed a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By rcarsey
I'd say no to compressed air. You'll blow out...

I'd say no to compressed air. You'll blow out the proseal in the fuel tank and cause leaks. Fuel leak checks are included in the PAP (Production Acceptance Procedures). I don't think anything...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,407
Posted By rcarsey
See Section 5.7 starting on Page 9 or...

See Section 5.7 starting on Page 9 or so:
https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/5/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-09-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,015
Posted By rcarsey
i can't imagine the interior kit dampening much...

i can't imagine the interior kit dampening much noise. For the most part, its just thin carpeting.. there is some black styrofoam kinda material under your feet, but thats it.

I was thinking of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-09-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,523
Posted By rcarsey
I used fuel tank sealant as the instructions...

I used fuel tank sealant as the instructions described. I used the corner of a heavy duty black trash bag with the corner cut just enough to squeeze out a small bead. i think i ran my [gloved]...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By rcarsey
I just completed this step a few days ago and I...

I just completed this step a few days ago and I confirmed it was 120 degrees by looking at the datasheet for it.. I had the same...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 553
Posted By rcarsey
canopy handle

I had drilled the set-screw hole in the Canopy Handle (C-656) on an angle.. and my drill bit blew out through the opposite side of the handle. I re-ordered the part, expecting the same part as I got...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,766
Posted By rcarsey
I stand corrected. Don't use that as a plan. ...

I stand corrected. Don't use that as a plan. Mel had previously addressed it too 3 years ago here (http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1132076&postcount=10).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,766
Posted By rcarsey
Perhaps you should build as E-LSA. Do your IFR...

Perhaps you should build as E-LSA. Do your IFR training. Then at that point, consider either buying/building something more suitable for IFR/IMC, OR converting your AW certificate from E-LSA to...
Forum: ADS-B 08-29-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,095
Posted By rcarsey
This is true. I build a ground station for about...

This is true. I build a ground station for about $100. And once you've gone that far, its only a matter of buying a second radio/antenna for $20-30 to add a second frequency to receive and decode...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2019, 12:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,810
Posted By rcarsey
I've read through the "new" (new to us) ICAO...

I've read through the "new" (new to us) ICAO flight plan form. Most of it is straight forward, though very detailed. I did have some confusion on Surveillance Equipment.. Mr Google had to help me a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,540
Posted By rcarsey
Well there was this from a couple years...

Well there was this from a couple years ago..

https://generalaviationnews.com/2017/04/17/can-you-fly-ifr-in-an-lsa/

As far as I'm concerned though, if your E-LSA's POH prohibits spins, flight into...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,176
Posted By rcarsey
Man, sounds like you drew the short straw on this...

Man, sounds like you drew the short straw on this one.. well, welcome to NJ i guess -- the Garden State, or the armpit of America, your choice. :D

I'm almost done with my rv-12iS build at Old...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,200
Posted By rcarsey
there was a YouTuber with a Pipistrel who went...

there was a YouTuber with a Pipistrel who went through the balancing process..
was an interesting video (i had never seen the nuts and bolts of it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2019, 11:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,766
Posted By rcarsey
Ahh got it. Didn't realize there was a...

Ahh got it. Didn't realize there was a silk-screen price difference between VFR (PFD only) and VFR (PFD & MFD).. makes sense. Ok you caught me on that one!

As for the XM stuff.. that makes some...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,766
Posted By rcarsey
Looks good! Order already placed. My thoughts...

Looks good! Order already placed.

My thoughts on the offering:

1. A little pricey for the XM addition (+$615 in the regular package vs +$855 in the IFR package) (hurts. opted to go with XM only...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2019, 01:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,882
Posted By rcarsey
Rv12's / Rotax not welcomed at airports

Has anyone had this experience? I've been told that some airports will refuse to rent out space to rv-12 pilots, but more specifically, Rotax pilots because they usually don't support the airport by...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-30-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,380
Posted By rcarsey
FWIW, I got a "cheap" one from Harbor Freight.. ...

FWIW, I got a "cheap" one from Harbor Freight.. As long as it lasts a couple years for a build, I'm good. I had a smaller one from Home Depot, but after a year, the cylinder destroyed itself..and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2019, 11:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,876
Posted By rcarsey
Jerre, I'd be interested to know if there is a...

Jerre, I'd be interested to know if there is a noticeable, or substantial noise difference between the two props.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,936
Posted By rcarsey
randy, i think this one is ground-adjustable,...

randy, i think this one is ground-adjustable, similar to what we have now.. but with a different hub and different blades (the width.. or i guess you'd call it the chord looks shorter).. so it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 18,936
Posted By rcarsey
Hope we get some official performance numbers to...

Hope we get some official performance numbers to go along with it!

I think the general feeling (earlier in this very thread?) was that 3 blades is good for climb and 2 blades was good for cruise.

I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,991
Posted By rcarsey
Kinda cool addition to the product line. With...

Kinda cool addition to the product line. With all the gps approaches available now, i think less and less pilots will want to spend the money on VOR/LOC/ILS equipment like the GTN650.. In favor of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,504
Posted By rcarsey
Hey Brent! I saw you a couple months ago landing...

Hey Brent! I saw you a couple months ago landing at Sky Manor.. I think I was there having lunch. Nice paint.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,197
Posted By rcarsey
I'm an iS builder.. Id prefer one forum. Two...

I'm an iS builder.. Id prefer one forum. Two reasons: 1. The iS community is still very very small.. there wouldnt be much activity 2. Aside from the engine of most iS airplanes, and the fuselage...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-26-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 983
Posted By rcarsey
I am finshing up the Finish kit and a couple...

I am finshing up the Finish kit and a couple months ago re-visited the stabilator to address this Service Bulletin. (I decided it was time to do the SB because I was waiting on tools or parts or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,403
Posted By rcarsey
aft window crack

It happened. I'd like to post a photo of it, but it is too graphic and horrendous to show in public, so I'll offer an illustration and narration of what happened.

After careful drilling of all the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,028
Posted By rcarsey
Your plane is going to weigh 0.05oz less than...

Your plane is going to weigh 0.05oz less than future RV-12's :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,351
Posted By rcarsey
those were some amazing pictures from Greenland

those were some amazing pictures from Greenland
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,351
Posted By rcarsey
Yes, thats the one.. They had the following RV's...

Yes, thats the one.. They had the following RV's listed:

-10: 1
-9A: 1
-8: 3
-7: 1
-6: 1
-4: 2
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,351
Posted By rcarsey
I asked because a long time ago I was curious...

I asked because a long time ago I was curious about round-the-world flights and found a website that listed everyone who made an "offical" RTW flight. I can't remember the name of the website at the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,351
Posted By rcarsey
Atlantic crossing

off the beaten path here.. but I was wondering if there have been any RV-12's that have crossed the Atlantic (via Canada/Greenland/Iceland) or even gone halfway and made it to Bermuda? (Of course,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,075
Posted By rcarsey
you mean the part of the fuselage that is under...

you mean the part of the fuselage that is under the canopy when it is closed? (above the instruments)? I've only seen it painted as if its an external surface.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,291
Posted By rcarsey
this'll get you around for...

this'll get you around for $50.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Yescom-20-Inch-Chrome-Wheel-Unicycle-Leakproof-Butyl-Tire-Wheel-Cycling-Outdoor-Sports-Fitness-Exercise/133091604
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 851
Posted By rcarsey
See page 93 (Edition 1 Rev 4) of the Heavy...

See page 93 (Edition 1 Rev 4) of the Heavy Maintenance Manual (72-00-00)
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-31-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 136,861
Posted By rcarsey
There's only a few options that I can see for a...

There's only a few options that I can see for a new model.


Motorglider. Anyone not familiar with them, they are basically airplanes with a wing loading of less than .6 lbs/sqft. You need a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,481
Posted By rcarsey
absolutely correct.. and i know better too. that...

absolutely correct.. and i know better too. that was a slip of the tongue. ive corrected my post.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,481
Posted By rcarsey
ditto. Once you own the plane (you or someone...

ditto. Once you own the plane (you or someone else built, but registered E-LSA), you visit the FSDO and can get a new certificate with your new N#/Serial# on it, which allows you to do conditional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-30-2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,488
Posted By rcarsey
the shortage of hangars (i think nationwide) is a...

the shortage of hangars (i think nationwide) is a big problem that hampers GA. Federally obligated airports tend to be the larger ones where rent is most likely high .. and the non-obligated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,431
Posted By rcarsey
Sorry to revive this old thread. I too view...

Sorry to revive this old thread. I too view certain companies as "scalpers". I wanted a short N number, but out of principle, was not going to pay the ransom. I believe it is difficult for the FAA...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,765
Posted By rcarsey
Talking Addendum: One other question I was wondering...

Addendum:

One other question I was wondering about, which was answered by the documentation that came with my interior kit was the WEIGHT of the panels:

Sidewall kit: 4.08lb
Carpet kit:...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,765
Posted By rcarsey
I scuffed the surface with maroon scotchbrite...

I scuffed the surface with maroon scotchbrite pads, sprayed with EkoEtch (phosphoric acid), rinsed, dried, wiped with a blue microfiber cloth from Home Depot .. with acetone, dried.. Then sprayed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,765
Posted By rcarsey
I've got the perfect answer for you. Check out...

I've got the perfect answer for you. Check out my video (was for my own documentation purposes) of me test-fitting the interior kit to find out what needs to be painted :) The two things I failed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 703
Posted By rcarsey
I assume you're talking about all the various...

I assume you're talking about all the various tubes you need to bend, etc.

The ones that are behind the baggage bulkhead, you won't be able to install. But you can still make them now.

When I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 30,005
Posted By rcarsey
Fair enough. My paramotor had a piece of junk...

Fair enough.

My paramotor had a piece of junk hose from the fuel tank to the motor -- it had swelled up enough that even a hose clamp wasn't keeping it attached to the tank. After a lot of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By rcarsey
without seeing what the Sling's handle looks...

without seeing what the Sling's handle looks like.. I can imagine one, maybe similar (size) of the one on the instrument panel of the 12iS, that is riveted to the longeron.. ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-05-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 30,005
Posted By rcarsey
Hey, just curious what happened with this...

Hey, just curious what happened with this feature. IIRC, the tube in my iS kit was black.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,186
Posted By rcarsey
Orrr.... find a Light-Sport Repairman (not an...

Orrr.... find a Light-Sport Repairman (not an A&P) to do the work. I'd imagine it'd have to be cheaper..

I would probably advise against re-certifying in E-LSA.. You'd lose some value in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,189
Posted By rcarsey
Nobody has mentioned it in this thread yet, but I...

Nobody has mentioned it in this thread yet, but I guess I should mention that the RV-12iS now comes with the EarthX. However, there is a lot more air passing though the cowl on the iS due to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,394
Posted By rcarsey
Talking Just wait till you get to running the control...

Just wait till you get to running the control cables for the pilot and co-pilot heater doors!!

I actually enjoyed the fuel tank after i told myself it doesn't need to look pretty because carpet will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,752
Posted By rcarsey
Back in the old days (like 2 years ago), the...

Back in the old days (like 2 years ago), the control horns were ONLY attached to the sparbox by (4) AN3-4A bolts each. Then they found some cracking of the spar around those bolts.. so they...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,333
Posted By rcarsey
i'm showing my age.. i just had to google "what...

i'm showing my age.. i just had to google "what is an 8 day clock?". :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,752
Posted By rcarsey
Ouch. (drawing below so everyone understands). ...

Ouch. (drawing below so everyone understands). Best case is that Van's MAY ok drilling out the LP4-5 and have you use CherryMax CR3213-4-xxx -- which may be 4-2 (grip range .063-.125) or 4-3 (grip...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,264
Posted By rcarsey
The short of it is that Garmin is ready to go to...

The short of it is that Garmin is ready to go to court yesterday. uAvionix is happy with the February 2020 bench trail date. The court agreed to keeping the original schedule. uAvionix does not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,264
Posted By rcarsey
I don't believe this to be true. ADS-B transmits...

I don't believe this to be true. ADS-B transmits your ICAO code (the N number) and a Flight ID (also your N number, but can be changed..so if you're doing an Angel Flight, you may be ANGL55 etc.. or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,038
Posted By rcarsey
Joe, I looked at your log.. you didn't use that...

Joe, I looked at your log.. you didn't use that DOT3 brake fluid did you? DOT3/4 eats O-rings (and paint). DOT5 is supposedly ok.. as is the usual Mil-H-5606
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