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Forum: ADS-B 09-17-2016, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,430
Posted By dmasys
Agreed, Navworx currently looks like the best fit...

Agreed, Navworx currently looks like the best fit for simplicity and economy; too bad they didn't position the ADS600-EXP to also be eligible for the $500 rebate. That would have made me take the...
Forum: ADS-B 09-16-2016, 09:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,430
Posted By dmasys
ADS-B for D180+GTX327 equipped RV12s?

With the FAA $500 rebate program due to start in a few days, it got me thinking whether there is currently a sensible ADS-B OUT+IN solution for those of use who have 'first generation' RV-12s with...
Forum: RV-12 07-14-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 11,738
Posted By dmasys
Medical reform: good for Cessnas, bad for RV12s

The surprising rapidity with which the Medical Reform legislation got rolled into the FAA reauthorization and passed by Congress didn't really give us a chance to think much about what it would do to...
Forum: ADS-B 03-28-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,673
Posted By dmasys
Yes, the Stratux is designed to communicate...

Yes, the Stratux is designed to communicate wirelessly with a tablet or other device running a program such as Foreflight or WingX (full list of supported apps is at http://stratux.me/ ). It creates...
Forum: ADS-B 03-27-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,673
Posted By dmasys
Building a Stratux ADS-B receiver into the -10

After flying with the Stratux ADS-B In receiver for a few months, I liked it
and decided to build it into the plane. Mounting an inexpensive ($17)
external ADS-B antenna on the belly pretty far back...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 285,593
Posted By dmasys
Smoke system installation

http://faculty.washington.edu/dmasys/RV12smoke/SunRing.jpg

Details here:

http://faculty.washington.edu/dmasys/RV12smoke/

-Dan Masys
RV-12 N122LD
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,129
Posted By dmasys
Made up a web page with materials list and some...

Made up a web page with materials list and some construction close-ups. It is at:

http://faculty.washington.edu/dmasys/RV12smoke/

-Dan
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 21,129
Posted By dmasys
And here's another one, in the Pacific Northwest....

And here's another one, in the Pacific Northwest. Test flight Photoshow courtesy of my wife:

http://www.photoshow.com/watch/Hr6FY9Tq

It artfully looks like I planned to fly a ring around the sun,...
Forum: RV-12 03-02-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,847
Posted By dmasys
How many RV-12 kits can you fit in an RV-10?

Short answer: one. We were apparently the first to prove this yesterday, during a day trip to Vans.

Long answer with pictures here:

http://faculty.washington.edu/dmasys/RV12inRV10.html

Great...
Forum: RV-12 02-11-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 35,930
Posted By dmasys
When I tried to fly my RV-12 across the Montana...

When I tried to fly my RV-12 across the Montana Rockies in March of 2011, and got grounded by weather in Missoula MT, I discovered that a 17 foot U-Haul truck handles the bird and its wings quite...
Forum: RV-12 01-30-2012, 02:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,092
Posted By dmasys
Now there is an important observation. Fact is,...

Now there is an important observation. Fact is, how do you know you will like something better until you have flown the original configuration in enough flight regimes and circumstances to know what...
Forum: RV-12 12-30-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,440
Posted By dmasys
12ing in the mountains

With lots of PIC time in the books flying an RV7, RV10 and now an RV12 out west in the mountains, I woud endorse all of the positive notes posted so far. The 12 easily makes it up to its 14k service...
Forum: RV-12 04-19-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 226,050
Posted By dmasys
A brief EAA chapter newsletter story on my first flight

With a little over 30 hours on the bird, I finally got around to writing about my first flight, with a few pics:

http://www.eaa162.org/custpage.cfm/frm/87285/sec_id/87285

It is really quite a fine...
Forum: RV-12 03-05-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,046
Posted By dmasys
Owning only an E-LSA, I find the S-LSA story on...

Owning only an E-LSA, I find the S-LSA story on this topic a little confusing. EAA's website has an FAQ on LSA's that includes (at...
Forum: RV-12 03-05-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,368
Posted By dmasys
How to get replacement Rotax parts under warranty

After the princely total of 25 engine hours since new, it appears that one of the solid state ignition modules of the Rotax has died. Symptoms include an instant complete shutdown when turning off...
Forum: RV-12 03-02-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,046
Posted By dmasys
Like just about everything else on the RV-12, my...

Like just about everything else on the RV-12, my wife made a little photoshow of the wing cradle construction. : )

See:...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,046
Posted By dmasys
There was a funny moment when I finally got the...

There was a funny moment when I finally got the truck with plane to Sequim, WA, and stopped in the parking lot of the Home Depot there. When I stepped out of the truck, an elderly man and his wife...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,046
Posted By dmasys
With respect to the language enabling IFR...

With respect to the language enabling IFR operation if appropriately equipped, I only know of three RV-12's in the region: mine, Marty Keller's, and Ron Edmark's. We all got the same language in our...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,046
Posted By dmasys
Oh, I didn't answer the question: "Also, how...

Oh, I didn't answer the question:

"Also, how much more elevation do you think you would have needed to get over the weather and avoid trailering the plane?"

The IFR MEA's in that area of Montana...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,046
Posted By dmasys
Not aware of any FARs for Experimentals that say...

Not aware of any FARs for Experimentals that say avionics functionality has to be built in the panel to be considered available, but I might have missed it. The SP-400 has a goose neck mount that...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,046
Posted By dmasys
Ah, the IFR question. It is true that S-LSA's...

Ah, the IFR question. It is true that S-LSA's cannot fly IFR. Your E-LSA RV-12 will have an operating limitations issued by your DAR. My operating limitations restrict the plane to VFR during...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,046
Posted By dmasys
More answers: Route from Sidney to Missoula went...

More answers:

Route from Sidney to Missoula went like this: Sidney - Sheridan WY (280 nm direct); Sheridan WY to Bozeman MT, drive around the north end of the Bighorn Mts, intercepting I-90 at...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,046
Posted By dmasys
Answers to questions: 1. Strip in Washington is...

Answers to questions:
1. Strip in Washington is Blue Ribbon Farms in Sequim (WN29). 2300 foot turf strip.

2. Cross country setting averaged 5200 rpm for TAS of 124 kts. (A little fast, I know. ...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,046
Posted By dmasys
2000 miles cross country in the winter in an RV-12

With the grand total of 15 hours of flight time under its belt, it was time to move the RV-12 from Tennessee to Washington state. It's been a pretty fierce winter in the mid latitudes of the...
Forum: RV-12 02-26-2011, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,503
Posted By dmasys
Had the same revulsion for the first few flights....

Had the same revulsion for the first few flights. After about 10-12 hours in the plane it seems normal (and is quite convenient on take-off roll, since you just let it loose and concentrate on other...
Forum: RV-12 02-26-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,895
Posted By dmasys
Have definitely been-there, done-that on this...

Have definitely been-there, done-that on this one. My first RV was a 7A slo-build for which I used NAPA 7220 self-etching primer.
Pluses:
- easy to point and shoot at individual parts,
- very...
Forum: RV-12 02-14-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 226,050
Posted By dmasys
Each of the RV's has a different character, but...

Each of the RV's has a different character, but they are all superb flying machines.

The RV-7A with a 200hp engine is a bit of a wild child whose acceleration pushes you back in the seat, and it...
Forum: RV-12 02-08-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 226,050
Posted By dmasys
Another RV-12 slips the surly bonds

RV-12 #120247 became a real airplane on Feb 6, 2011. It is the third RV my wife and I have built, and we had a little family reunion of the birds. My wife made up online photo shows for these...
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,320
Posted By dmasys
The RV-12 came out of the paint shop and home on...

The RV-12 came out of the paint shop and home on the trailer on Friday, November 19. My wife made another photo show that shows the finished fuselage, and the reassembly of the empennage. See:...
Forum: RV-12 10-22-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,320
Posted By dmasys
Low cost folding trailer for RV-12

It was time to take the fuselage to the paint shop, so I built some modifications to my folding Harbor Freight utility trailer that worked great to carry the fuselage across town (and are solid...
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,109
Posted By dmasys
Ah, therein lies the key question. My...

Ah, therein lies the key question. My understanding of E-LSA is that no changes can be made to the factory configuration that was submitted to ASTM, and doing so presumably would, as with production...
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2010, 02:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,109
Posted By dmasys
Thanks, Mel! That's what I meant. :) Hopefully...

Thanks, Mel! That's what I meant. :) Hopefully one of these years I'll get all of the ideas correctly lined up with the word labels.

-Dan Masys
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,109
Posted By dmasys
My reasoning for EAB as a 'threepeat offender'...

My reasoning for EAB as a 'threepeat offender' builder is that the E-LSA category mostly benefits the next guy who owns your plane, not you, if you are an experienced homebuilder. Since either way...
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2010, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,109
Posted By dmasys
I am planning on licensing mine as an E-AB, and...

I am planning on licensing mine as an E-AB, and have contacted the local DAR to see if he foresees any issues with that. No showstoppers so far.

-Dan Masys
RV-10 N104LD flying
RV-12 N122LD finish kit
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2010, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,768
Posted By dmasys
From the 'repeat offender' corner of the shop...

From the 'repeat offender' corner of the shop (the RV-12 being my third RV, with a flying -7A and -10 completed before) there is a nice recipe for filling the micro pinholes in the fiberglass...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-31-2005, 08:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,127
Posted By dmasys
RV as instrument trainer

I would second the observation than an RV would be a real handful as an instrument trainer, and would predict that it will prolong instrument training since IFR work is close to or beyond mental...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-27-2005, 03:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,127
Posted By dmasys
IFR in an RV7

The RV7 isn't "nervous" as an IFR platform, just responsive, like having rack and pinion steering in yaw, pitch and roll. I have about 2.5 hours of actual IFR in my -7A so far (out of about 165...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-12-2005, 07:19 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 595,900
Posted By dmasys
Here's mine, looking sorta like Roberta's

First flight December 2003, painted April 2004.

http://132.239.155.44/rv7a/N747DL_newpaint_pilotinplane.jpg

Fairly traditional IFR panel:

http://array.ucsd.edu/rv7a/2003-02-16_panel2.jpg
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