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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By NinerBikes
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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,137
Posted By NinerBikes
Also thinking about this upgrade

Also thinking about this upgrade
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,115
Posted By NinerBikes
JMHO... I would not use a power wash on anything...

JMHO... I would not use a power wash on anything that is riveted together.

Nor would I use a duster, unless you enjoy doing polishing work afterwards.

Not sure what you do use to lift dust and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By NinerBikes
Preferred methods for isolating from any...

Preferred methods for isolating from any influence of vibration?

Pretty much anything, hoses, and such that are uses with tie wrap to secure wires, are mounted on parts of the engine, and so close...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By NinerBikes
10 wraps, 5 and 5 on each side, like a blood knot...

10 wraps, 5 and 5 on each side, like a blood knot for joining two fishing lines, supported by heat shrink to prevent flexing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 845
Posted By NinerBikes
I just went through intermittent oil pressure,...

I just went through intermittent oil pressure, and Left EGT, as well as Right EGT with red X's or showing false EGT's 525 F on a cold motor. The wires in those sensors are really too small to crimp...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-29-2020, 06:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 26,077
Posted By NinerBikes
I've observed the same on mine. Part #33 on this...

I've observed the same on mine. Part #33 on this diagram.

851-267 BRACKET


https://www.cps-parts.com/catalog/rtxpages/912914dblignition3.php

I know my plane was getting uneven throttle at full...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-28-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,320
Posted By NinerBikes
I looked long and hard at that one, it was built...

I looked long and hard at that one, it was built by Youth Services in Yuba City/Marysville, CA. When I was looking, they were unable to get the ADSB working on the plane. I'm assuming they finally...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-28-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 26,077
Posted By NinerBikes
It's a right pain to replace, even with dual K&N...

It's a right pain to replace, even with dual K&N air filters, too. Access is tight, to say the least.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 26,077
Posted By NinerBikes
You have the measurements handy? I'm in either...

You have the measurements handy? I'm in either need to fabricate something more stout or buy again. Part is also available at California Power Systems in Corona, CA
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2020, 03:21 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 26,077
Posted By NinerBikes
Add me to the list, back bracket broken, at 192...

Add me to the list, back bracket broken, at 192 hours.

Will check pitch of prop, and balance the Carbs. Plane is a 2012 build. Is this less common on newer 912 ULS motors or newer RV-12 builds?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By NinerBikes
Yes, mine is yellow, 836BL has an orange one, 406...

Yes, mine is yellow, 836BL has an orange one, 406 ELT. I just changed the battery on it 2 months back, and retested it. I believe his is on serial port 1 and gets it's most current gps coordinates...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,350
Posted By NinerBikes
Anyone with experience from Cherry rivets...

Anyone with experience from Cherry rivets supplied from Aircraft Spruce? I ordered some CR3213-4-2 CHERRYMAX RIVETS from them. Hope to find someone with the G-27 pop rivet tool, or anything else that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By NinerBikes
Nope, not on my paint. Hangar grows dust at an...

Nope, not on my paint.

Hangar grows dust at an alarming rate, every time someone taxis by, which is quite frequently.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By NinerBikes
Maybe call and ask?

Maybe call and ask?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By NinerBikes
Once I build a work bench in the hangar, I'll...

Once I build a work bench in the hangar, I'll actually have something like a desk to actually READ the KAI off of. The paperwork is quite heavy, maybe 32 to 35#'s worth.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 359
Posted By NinerBikes
I like the lock on grips by ODI. Rogue model. ...

I like the lock on grips by ODI. Rogue model. http://odigrips.com/store/mtb/mtb-products/rogue-mtb-lock-on-grip-130mm Check out their end plugs too for your PTT com switch. Snap Cap end plugs come...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By NinerBikes
Had to put plane on blocks to get cabin longeron...

Had to put plane on blocks to get cabin longeron to "0" pitch up or down. Then prop hub was blocked and level set to 0 for prop now being horizontal. Hangar is not on level concrete slab, it's on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By NinerBikes
Progress is being made. Setting my 2013 EFIS to...

Progress is being made. Setting my 2013 EFIS to exact same settings as neighbors 2015 RV-12.


Serial port 5, POS 1 is GPS-2020 ADSB out antenna.

Serial port 4 is Garmin SL-40.

Serial Port 3...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,383
Posted By NinerBikes
And a wise thought, at that... pass the torch.

And a wise thought, at that... pass the torch.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By NinerBikes
The clamp has a beveled or conical edge on one...

The clamp has a beveled or conical edge on one side. I was able to get all of the frayed cable bits back in to it by twisting gently while feeding the cable through the pinch hole. Good to go now. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2020, 09:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By NinerBikes
Will give this a try with the Digital Multi Meter...

Will give this a try with the Digital Multi Meter tomorrow, if I get the chance.

Definitely an intermittent problem, and something is wrong with the memory, that is changing my serial port settings...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,370
Posted By NinerBikes
Do you still remember the pitch that you set your...

Do you still remember the pitch that you set your propeller at?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2020, 02:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,674
Posted By NinerBikes
What is your rpms at 75 kts climb rate, and at 85...

What is your rpms at 75 kts climb rate, and at 85 kts climb rate?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By NinerBikes
Situation resolved... packets sent, packets...

Situation resolved... packets sent, packets received, zero errors, for each serial port.

Serial port 1 is NONE,

Serial port 2 is SV-470 ADSB IN,

Serial port 3 is 261 XPNDR

Serial 4 is Com...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By NinerBikes
All D plugs for Xpnder 261 and SV-470 at boxes,...

All D plugs for Xpnder 261 and SV-470 at boxes, at junction box, and the Sky View Classic, which was just returned remanufactured from Dynon were sprayed with CRC Contact Cleaner yesterday.

No...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By NinerBikes
Early Skyview Classic xpnder 261 and 470 ADSB In

I'm in the trouble shooting phase or getting everything on my Skyview Classic working. Plane is S/N 120212, very early on for the Skyview Classic system, from what I am told.

I am getting a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,744
Posted By NinerBikes
My builders KAI from 2010 for 120212 isn't the...

My builders KAI from 2010 for 120212 isn't the most recent or current version, hence the search here.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,744
Posted By NinerBikes
We are using the Van's stamping. Something is not...

We are using the Van's stamping. Something is not working great, beginning to think it's the digital level that is on the fritz. Had to change out the AAA batteries in it, one of them leaked, and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,744
Posted By NinerBikes
We HAVE the Van's tool.... please look at figure...

We HAVE the Van's tool.... please look at figure 4 on 47-07, what is the level measuring in that photo? Is the level on the front side of the prop, or the back side of the prop in that photo, with a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,744
Posted By NinerBikes
Back to adjusting the prop

The 2012 I bought had a prop set up for cruising. It does have the 2018 upgraded hub version from Sensenich recorded in the logs as being replaced.

It has a very poor climb rate at 1000 ft ASL. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By NinerBikes
There's a few more around here, I think rgawer...

There's a few more around here, I think rgawer built one too.

130HP in a RV-12 is a pretty potent combo, I would think. Might have to watch the airspeed a bit more carefully?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By NinerBikes
Are you going with the 260 or 350 ULPower version?

Are you going with the 260 or 350 ULPower version?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,744
Posted By NinerBikes
I would sooner leave a little slack in the cable,...

I would sooner leave a little slack in the cable, and tie off with safety wire, than cinch it tight, have in excess of 1 inch of cable coming out of the clamp, and then cutting the excess end off of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,744
Posted By NinerBikes
Noted, also going to witness paint those nuts on...

Noted, also going to witness paint those nuts on the shaft of the Carb throttle and enrichment devices.

A good example of where a picture is worth 1000 words. I am a much better visual learner,...
Forum: California 06-21-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By NinerBikes
Yes, quite a few RV's at KWHP. I am the newest,...

Yes, quite a few RV's at KWHP. I am the newest, as of 6-19-2020. RV-12 here.

Many of them I also end up seeing, over at KSZP, probably because of the good price on fuel over there, and the 126...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,744
Posted By NinerBikes
I am already on the hook for a new enrichment...

I am already on the hook for a new enrichment cable assy from Van's. I've bought and changed out many a stranded cable and housing on my mountain bikes. Buying the whole Assy is a bit of a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,744
Posted By NinerBikes
Guess I need to build one of those out of some...

Guess I need to build one of those out of some aluminum L channel scrap I have laying around.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By NinerBikes
Today was a good day... Oil pressure sensor fixed...

Today was a good day... Oil pressure sensor fixed and working, replaced with butt spliced and heat shrinked connectors, vs the spade connectors on very, very thin gauge wire.

Same thing for both EGT...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,674
Posted By NinerBikes
Going to have to go through this on my 2012......

Going to have to go through this on my 2012... I'm seeing 4900 rpm static at full throttle and brakes on at 1000 ASL.

What should my rpms be at full throttle? Prop seems to be pitched for cruise,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By NinerBikes
Thank you for this tip, Joe. I will look in to...

Thank you for this tip, Joe. I will look in to it. So, so much to learn as an owner that didn't build it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By NinerBikes
I thought someone posted up earlier today to...

I thought someone posted up earlier today to check all the common grounds to chassis firewall or frame.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,072
Posted By NinerBikes
Noted, my pressure sensor started doing the same...

Noted, my pressure sensor started doing the same thing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,761
Posted By NinerBikes
I didn't build it, bought it very recently. I'll...

I didn't build it, bought it very recently. I'll try to find out more. Easily goes 4.5 hours now when run at 5200 rpm.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,253
Posted By NinerBikes
Otter correct = Auto correct, or maybe you otter...

Otter correct = Auto correct, or maybe you otter correct the spelling of thread to tread? Need humor smile y icon.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,253
Posted By NinerBikes
Otter correct, right?

Otter correct, right?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,192
Posted By NinerBikes
Not yet, but Viton is pretty much the gold...

Not yet, but Viton is pretty much the gold standard in Parker Hannifin O- ring standards.

I'd run those, in a heartbeat, on any fuel made for California E-10 standards.

Good find!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,253
Posted By NinerBikes
I'll be looking into some Dressers. They are...

I'll be looking into some Dressers.

They are right down the road from me here in Los Angeles, if I want a little drive, to save on some shipping.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2020, 12:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,357
Posted By NinerBikes
First early RV-12s to build with conversion harnesses for Skyview Classic

I just bought a RV-12 built in 2012, that saw some flight time over the Atlantic Ocean and around Hilton Head Island and surrounding bays, from the original owner.

Prior to taking delivery of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,253
Posted By NinerBikes
Just bought a 2012 RV-12. Had 171 hours on it,...

Just bought a 2012 RV-12. Had 171 hours on it, now 192 with a total of 10 landings, 4 of them mine as a student. No greasers, yet. :o

The right main is worn more on the outside than the left main,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,740
Posted By NinerBikes
My Navy Blue RV-12 definitely oil cans the top of...

My Navy Blue RV-12 definitely oil cans the top of the wing when in direct sunlight. Saw it today, as the fog burned off, four adjacent panels on the top of the right wing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,761
Posted By NinerBikes
It's a standard 6.5 gallon poly outboard motor...

It's a standard 6.5 gallon poly outboard motor fishing tank with send and return lines. A standard Van's electric pump was run inline on the feed line, and two bungs were added on the upright filler...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,761
Posted By NinerBikes
My plane is now in it's new home. 20.2 hours from...

My plane is now in it's new home. 20.2 hours from Ridgeland, SC to WHP in CA, without the ferry spilling drop, it seems.

Not sure what the turtle deck or rear canopy what ever it's called on my...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-14-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,473
Posted By NinerBikes
If I hadn't of bought a nice RV-12 last month,...

If I hadn't of bought a nice RV-12 last month, this might have ended up in my hangar.

I love "Alcoa" finish, it's so Vlad!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By NinerBikes
Is that for tubed applications also? Or tubeless...

Is that for tubed applications also? Or tubeless only?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,987
Posted By NinerBikes
Your steering wheel and dash panel, no,...

Your steering wheel and dash panel, no, Instrument panel, looks German, perhaps an Audi. ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By NinerBikes
Thanks, Tony. Looks like this is optional on the...

Thanks, Tony. Looks like this is optional on the E-LSA version... To me, it seems like a great safety feature.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By NinerBikes
Plane does indeed come with the KAI, I assume...

Plane does indeed come with the KAI, I assume it's in the finish kit part of the Kit Assembly instructions.

Friend also ordered the USB stick loaded version from Van's.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By NinerBikes
2013 RV-12 w Skyview Classic & Canopy Switch.

Can it be updated and how is it done. I assume with some sort of micro switch on the latch and some wiring. Firmware is 15.4.7 now on Skyview Classic, I believe?

Ga of wire and which pin #s do you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,761
Posted By NinerBikes
Well, advised ferry to go slow pumping fuel in. ...

Well, advised ferry to go slow pumping fuel in.

Hopefully this will be less a problem once my bird reaches it's new home late next week. Kind of did this bass ackwards, buying the plane before I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,761
Posted By NinerBikes
Incentive to never use 100LL

Has anyone figured out a way yet, short of filling your RV-12 Legacy model fuel tank at a snail's pace, to not burp AV gas 100LL, all over the outside of your plane, with the fuel nozzles that come...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,427
Posted By NinerBikes
Van's suggests smaller fuel purchases per month,...

Van's suggests smaller fuel purchases per month, in the slow months with not so nice weather for flying. Strive for 1x per month fuel turnover.
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