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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-28-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By E. D. Eliot
3-1/2" Yoke

I'll take the 3-1/2" yoke if it is still available. PM me and let me know how much to pay. Thanks, Ed Eliot
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Update - today

As many of you suggested, the Home Depot tint did not work. Mixed up ok but I was not happy with the somewhat rough finish. It's in the 70s here and the epoxy took about 24 hours to set up which is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you

I appreciate all of the info given. I'll head back to West Marine today and see if they have 501 since it seems to be the safest appropriate answer. Thanks again - Ed Eliot
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,102
Posted By E. D. Eliot
White Tint for Epoxy

Posting this question for the group as I can't fine the answer with the search mode here. I'll bet that the answer is here, I just can't find it - sorry.

I'm going to put a final coat of epoxy...
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,678
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Partain - yes

I've had the best service from Partain also. My experience goes back a few years so I can't vouch for the present.

Truck loads your kit at Van's back door and delivers it to your garage/airport -...
Forum: RV-12 11-11-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,214
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Rv-12 Add

Following is my opinion - but you asked for opinion and here is mine.

In my opinion, the improvements that Van's has made to the 'new' RV-12 are magnificent. I bought my 12 kit in 2009 and didn't...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-11-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By E. D. Eliot
PM for # 2 if still available - thank you

PM going out right now - let me know how to pay . Thanks, E. D. eliot
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you all

Just ordered this $8 book from GAHco. Free shipping next week. If using a credit card, you need to call them first. Wish that I had known about this book a long time ago. Thanks, everyone.:cool:
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 10:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,258
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you Krea

Thank you very much - I appreciate. Very helpful and timely.
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,258
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Rotax push rods manditory check/fix

Received a note from Rotax that some engines that were built or rebuilt in 16' - 17' have bad push rods installed. If that issue was discussed here, I missed it - sorry.

I'm interested to know if...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,626
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you all

Ordered a motorcycle balancing assembly from HF as my local HF does not stock it. Thanks to all who responded - I appreciate. Best to you all.
Forum: Tools 10-01-2017, 12:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,570
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Angry Don't buy a Wilton

Did a lot of research a few years back and decided that a Wilton (same company as the vices?) would be a quality machine. Loose bearings in the head? have given me fits ever since day one. If I had...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,626
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Balancing tire/hub assembly

Seeking to gain some some knowledge here. I have a new badly out of balance tire - never flown. Took the assembly out to Allen at Anti-Splat and he confirmed that I had the dot on the tire matched...
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,714
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Request - please

Request that someone could post the drawings for the fixture again. The old drawing posts have been wiped out by? Thanks in advance.
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,978
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Engine SNs?

Is there a list of engines by serial numbers of engines that have the newest floats? Anyone know? Vans?

It would be good to know if my still unstarted 912 has the old or new ones.

Thanks.
Forum: Fiberglass 09-20-2017, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,972
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thanks again, Dan

I appreciate that you gave me a personal lesson. I did my layup using an approximately 8/1 scarf, backed up with a scrap aluminum piece cut to size.

First layup, I used three layers of fg on...
Forum: Tools 08-20-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,629
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Don't buy WILTON

Did a lot of research a few years ago and chose a Wilton floor model. Sorry to say, it is junk. Would probably have done better to buy HF. Drills nice triagular holes though. Will take the head...
Forum: RV-12 08-18-2017, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you

Many thanks to both of you who took the time to answer my question. Yes, we really go 'all in' when we trim the fiberglass to the scribe lines! I have the bottom one half cut and sanded to the...
Forum: RV-12 08-18-2017, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Cowlingfront/spinner clearance

I'm interested to know what you have found the measurement between the front of the cowl and the rear of the spinner to be. I suppose that this will be self evident when I get there in the cowl...
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,243
Posted By E. D. Eliot
PM

Lon - I sent you a PM - I'm in San Pedro. Best to you, Ed Eliot
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2017, 03:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Garmin Co.

Your experience with Garmin company repair policies is sad. I decided a long time ago that I could not afford any equipment with Big Gs name on it because of the $500 look see or their equipment....
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,787
Posted By E. D. Eliot
VR

I suspect the VR whenever weird things begin to happen. Have you purchased a replacement VR to carry with you just in case? We seem to have an airframe good for many years, an engine good for 2000...
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,602
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Crude?

I have owned several 1600 VW type autos. While in college, I didn't have the resources go buy a carb balancer. To get a 'carb balance', I stuck one end of a 3' long 1/4" plastic fuel line into each...
Forum: RV-12 07-24-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,789
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Enough elect. power?

Thanks to all who helped me make my decision. Now, I'm concerned about the ability of the Rotax to provide enough power to run my set up. Flying here in LA area, I want my landing light (or two...
Forum: RV-12 07-19-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,178
Posted By E. D. Eliot
'New' - 12

Van's has up graded the 12 kit and in my opinion, this is good. The fact that the upgrade makes my still to be completed and flown 12 kit obsolete is real but the facts are that I still will have an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 961
Posted By E. D. Eliot
How to order a part from VAN'S

Today, I tried to order a part from VAN'S on line feature. I conclude that I must be the dumbest person on the internet because my attempts at ordering a simple replacement part were REJECTED by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 11:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,717
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Whine in headset

While flying a rented 172 with my instructor at night - over LA, we heard a brief 'whine' in the headsets. Your situation is likely different but after we landed at an uncontrolled airport, my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,055
Posted By E. D. Eliot
The boss

Huck Fin - it works almost every time. No beer if he is going to fly that beauty today. But do buy beer for the 'crew'.:cool:
Forum: RV-12 07-09-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,588
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Another way to do it

I took a 3/8" wooden dowel and cut two pieces from the stick - one piece about 6" long and the other about 12" long. Smooth one end of each stick that you will use.

Place dowel into a vice, etc....
Forum: COMM 07-05-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Call Matt tomorrow

Matt is MR. MGL. Located at Torrance California Airport, he is a great resource for MGL equipment - likely he can solve your problem over the phone. I know that he will stick with you until you are...
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,801
Posted By E. D. Eliot
No big deal - no short cuts

Remember when you were a kid and you wanted to learn how to ride a 'two wheeler'? Same deal here - looks hard - its easy once you have a little experience.

My first time with fiber glass. I had a...
Forum: RV-12 06-27-2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,500
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Build order

It's probably best to follow Van's order of build as that is probably the easiest way to do it. You have a space problem for sure but you can build it out of order with just a few induced problems. ...
Forum: RV-12 06-25-2017, 01:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,070
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Suggestion

When my kids were in college, I maintained a fleet of four well used but pretty reliable small 1996 Oldsmobiles for them. I grew pretty good at finding and solving electrical problems with that...
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,487
Posted By E. D. Eliot
New - Cooling Vents on Van's RV-12

Was up at Van's last week and took advantage of my time there to have a close look at the factory 12. You know, to exactly see how they constructed things that I am currently constructing. Noticed...
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,193
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Tank?

Trying desperately to keep it simple here - a long shot and easy to check. Check your return line fuel flow and tank vent, etc. Hope this helps.
Forum: RV-12 05-02-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,789
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Dual Displays?

About 4K to add a second Dynon to my panel order. For those who have two of them, I am wondering how much you use the second one? Also, how do you use it? Four K is a lot for me so I am wondering...
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2017, 12:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,307
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Agree

My fuel tank is done and proofed for one week using the balloon method. Hopefully, it will be ok with gasoline in it.

I think that a plastic tank (don't know which plastic) would be best and I'd...
Forum: RV-12 04-15-2017, 01:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you for the quick answer

I will try and find the part tomorrow and then call Matco on Monday. Thanks again - I appreciate you guys.
Forum: RV-12 04-14-2017, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,090
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Matco wheel assembly help

Ok - I messed up and 'misplaced' two washers that go on my main gear assembly. These are listed on PP 35-04 figure 3. They are listed as 'washer' and are placed between the wheel bearing and the...
Forum: RV-10 04-14-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,371
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Mentor & basics class

Excellent advice on getting to a basics class. This will be cost effective because you will have a better idea of which tools to purchase (and from which vendors), your confidence will be up, and...
Forum: RV-12 04-14-2017, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,388
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Standoffs

John - I am interested to know what your source for the standoff is - also the catalog numbers if you can find them.

I have reached the conclusion that as soon as I have my aircraft certification...
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,371
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Get a mentor!!!

I started my RV-12 build a year ago. Progress was slowwwww. Primarily because I was somewhat afraid to 'just do it'.

Found a person who was willing to tutor me at home in my garage where I am...
Forum: RV-12 04-11-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,977
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thanks Scott

I really like your idea of the channel. I think that my canopy fit is too tight though. Unless I get counter intelligence from the group, I'll try to make the fit clear by about 1/64 or so. I...
Forum: RV-12 04-10-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,177
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Reply from van's/

Talked to Gus at Van's - he was really busy due to the fact that a lost of Van's staff was at S&F. He said that he had never had this issue brought up to him and to please forward a picture to him. ...
Forum: RV-12 04-10-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,977
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Canopy - how tight?

I'm pretty happy with the fiberglass work on my RV-12 - have found that fiberglass work is kind of an art. Much to learn and I appreciate all of the posts by others here on the VAF - especially Dan...
Forum: RV-12 04-09-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,597
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Yaw damper for 12?

Noticed that Dynon has announced an update that includes software inclusion for a yaw damper. Don't know the details as to how it would apply to RV-12 set up. Looks like this improvement may...
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,800
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Kitplanes article

I am waiting with great anticipation for the Kitplanes article on the Bugatti VR. I'm happy that this will be forthcoming. Thanks, Mr. Editor.:cool:
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2017, 03:03 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,800
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thanks Mike

I'm with you so far - this is a great find. Too bad that in order to fend off VR failure, we have to take a VR apart and check everything prior to flight. I realize that this will void my warranty...
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2017, 01:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,177
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Mounting the front landing gear

We are about to mount the front landing gear to the firewall. I admit that I haven't done a thorough search on my question. The finish kit is several months old. My kit is 6 plus years old so I...
Forum: RV-12 03-28-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,800
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you Mike

This is proof positive that the quality of construction in (China?) is p-p. And as far as I am concerned, proof positive that Rotax doesn't give a d**n. I guess that Rotax receives a really nice...
Forum: RV-12 03-24-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,371
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Yeah - beacon!

I really like the idea of having a red flashing light on top of my vs - after ELSA cert for sure. Could you advise us of some of the specifics of your beacon install. manufacturer - item numbers,...
Forum: RV-12 03-24-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,203
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Advice

As a first time builder, I think that the most important piece of advice that I can suggest is to try to find a 'mentor' - someone who will work with you at least for the first few steps. A mentor...
Forum: RV-12 03-07-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 14,698
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Details please

Brad - Care to share some of the details of your successful install? Any info would help a lot of us. Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,741
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Facebook

Don't and won't ever do Facebook. Congrats on your start up. Best to you.:cool:
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2017, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,912
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Pattern

Doug - hope that this helps. I don't claim to be an expert - this how we did it.

Please measure and make sure that this will work for you before you drill any holes into your plexiglass. We...
Forum: RV-12 02-28-2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,912
Posted By E. D. Eliot
We went with the plexi

We used the lexan rear canopy part as a pattern. The plexiglass part that came with my finish kit did not have the holes for the screws in it. Worked carefully and we are happy with the result so...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-24-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,798
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Not perfect

If at all possible, first, find someone who is willing to help and advise you during your build. A mentor.

Human beings are not perfect - that's impossible. No airplane ever made is perfect. Your...
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2017, 01:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,058
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Agree - English cars

I had a 1959 Sunbeam Rapier while in collage - a fun but under powered coupe. I contend that that car forced me to become a mechanic. It seemed to know when I had a few extra $$$ in my pocket as...
Forum: RV-14 02-19-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,926
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Brian - in my opinion, a mentor is absolutely...

Brian - in my opinion, a mentor is absolutely necessary - I found my mentor at an EAA meeting but it was just blind luck.

A few years ago, I attended an EAA Chapter meeting at Long Beach Ca (I'm...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,830
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Leather Panel = Bob

I'm interested in maybe covering my panel with leather. Please advise as to methods that you used. Thinking that you had a three piece panel, how did you hide the edges and what did you use to hold...
Forum: RV-12 02-09-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,028
Posted By E. D. Eliot
My opinion

I am a pretty 'handy' person with a background of building houses, rebuilding cars, etc. - but, I find that building my kit is entirely 'different'

If you are building an RV-12, you need to try...
Forum: RV-12 02-02-2017, 05:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,257
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Great addition!

This is appreciated by me, a low time pilot. I appreciate this addition - I was going to add an AOA set up to my twelve after certification - now, I can put into the build - this kit just keeps...
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