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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-26-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 370
Posted By Tony_T
SOLD -- DAVID CLARK "K" HELMET WITH HEADSET

HELMET IS SOLD PENDING PAYMENT

Selling a DC K helmet with a David Clark H10-13.4 standard mono headset.

I used this for a few back-country flights some years back and finally decided I don't need...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-20-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By Tony_T
SOLD - Van's RV-8 Preview Plans Set - for postage

The Preview Plans are spoken for

I have a Preview Plan set for the 8 and will send it free if you cover the cost of mailing.
It is about 10 years old, but things probably haven't changed much.

I...
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,031
Posted By Tony_T
I had to replace my Lexan window some time ago...

I had to replace my Lexan window some time ago and upon doing the replacement I used a uni-bit to enlarge the holes. The plans called for enlarging the holes to #27 but I could not source a #27...
Forum: RV-12 11-02-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,198
Posted By Tony_T
The drip trays are each an assembly made up from...

The drip trays are each an assembly made up from parts supplied in the engine kit. You could order the parts from Van's and make them using plan sheet 46-06 for...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2017, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,184
Posted By Tony_T
I haven't watched them track but my right EGT is...

I haven't watched them track but my right EGT is running 30-35° more than the left at cruising rpm. Don't know about idle and mid-range as I don't run the engine at those speeds for any extended...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,184
Posted By Tony_T
Pneumatic Carb Sync

Syncing the carbs is one of the most satisfying aspects of the annual condition inspection — or the most frustrating.
When I took my Repairman course the instructor showed us how to use the CarbMate...
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,462
Posted By Tony_T
I replaced the belleville washers because the old...

I replaced the belleville washers because the old ones looked too flat. The nut was a little beat up but still serviceable, replaced that on principle. I reused the stop machine screws. They were...
Forum: RV-12 10-13-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,462
Posted By Tony_T
Shimmy? - You mean like a Cessna? :confused: No,...

Shimmy? - You mean like a Cessna? :confused: No, the weights are just to balance the nose wheel.
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,462
Posted By Tony_T
Finished up the fairing conversion today. The...

Finished up the fairing conversion today.
The template included with the kit is for match drilling the new brackets for the mounting...
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,462
Posted By Tony_T
The parts are now on the web store list: 12 NOSE...

The parts are now on the web store list:

12 NOSE FORK CONVERSION ------ 325.00

12 NOSE WHL FAIRING CONVERSION ----- 20.00
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2017, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,462
Posted By Tony_T
Yes there are doubler plates. They are visible...

Yes there are doubler plates. They are visible in post #1. I will be adding the doubler plates and finishing up this nose fork replacement probably tomorrow.
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,462
Posted By Tony_T
Bracket riveting to forward wheel fairing. The...

Bracket riveting to forward wheel fairing. The plans call for using the #40 flat head cherry rivets to attach these brackets but I don't have a good working relationship with those little devils so...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,462
Posted By Tony_T
Installed the new heavy duty nose wheel fork. ...

Installed the new heavy duty nose wheel fork. Easy work and no surprises. I used waterproof boat trailer grease on the bushings, new belleville cupped washers and a new bull...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,684
Posted By Tony_T
I found this out when I converted my 12 from...

I found this out when I converted my 12 from D-180/Garmin 496 to SkyView/Dynon GPS. The Garmin SL40 communicated with the 496 and would grab frequencies automatically from the 496 data base. When...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,462
Posted By Tony_T
This post is a copy of my post #8 in Don's...

This post is a copy of my post #8 in Don's "Birthday Present" thread.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-56Xv5pW/0/38e4c5ef/L/i-56Xv5pW-L.jpg
I should have this completed this week and will post...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,462
Posted By Tony_T
Nose Fork Replacement

I am reviewing the threads that are dealing with the nose fork failures and the service bulletin 16-05-23 and seeing a need for a searchable thread on installing the replacement fork. There is lots...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 09:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,835
Posted By Tony_T
Like the sign says...

...and doing updates.
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-56Xv5pW/0/38e4c5ef/L/i-56Xv5pW-L.jpg
I should have this completed this week and will post photos of the installed fork and fairing...
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,222
Posted By Tony_T
When I was at Van's this summer Rian told me the...

When I was at Van's this summer Rian told me the access handle would be available.
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-2S8cjzc/0/42324e95/O/i-2S8cjzc.png

Also the strengthening plates for the...
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,646
Posted By Tony_T
I also just received two pairs of floats (ordered...

I also just received two pairs of floats (ordered from CPS last June). My old floats weigh in at over 8 grams. The engine runs fine. I did get a gas odor briefly on a couple of flights, during full...
Forum: RV-12 09-15-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tony_T
Jim, Don't give up until next summer, removing...

Jim,
Don't give up until next summer, removing the instrument cover is no big deal. I have taken my cover off many times for issues less than the one you are researching. If you don't have magenta...
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 263,896
Posted By Tony_T
Definitely remove the blue vinyl.

Definitely remove the blue vinyl.
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,872
Posted By Tony_T
I don't get even close to a prop on a Lyc. or...

I don't get even close to a prop on a Lyc. or Cont. The 912 is a different animal entirely. She doesn't have magnetos so hand propping probably won't kill you.

You can see oil pressure on the...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,939
Posted By Tony_T
Yes, I think that is the case. You have to...

Yes, I think that is the case. You have to remove the existing CCR-264SS-3-2 rivets and replace theU-00006A right and left brackets. These rivets are not visible when the rear part of the fairing...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,939
Posted By Tony_T
Picture

Here are the two upgrade kits. The blue bracket parts on the right are the wheel fairing kit needed to adapt the nose wheel fairing to the new...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,872
Posted By Tony_T
I don't think you have to burp the engine if you...

I don't think you have to burp the engine if you are the sole operator and know where the oil level is.

However, consider that the engine is a dry sump design, in fact there is no sump as such, and...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2017, 11:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 23,939
Posted By Tony_T
Notification 16-09-21

Guys, the part numbers are given in the notification.

http://vansaircraft.com/pdf/Notifications/Notification-2016-09-21.pdf
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2017, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By Tony_T
Van's tow pin setup consisting of bolts and a...

Van's tow pin setup consisting of bolts and a washer stack works well, does not loosen and is way less expensive. The parts come with the wheel fairing kit on the 12 and may also be included with...
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2017, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,534
Posted By Tony_T
Thanks for the feedback! It's good to report...

Thanks for the feedback! It's good to report what worked; it could be helpful to someone else who has the problem.
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,534
Posted By Tony_T
I would hold off on the 472. That box has issues...

I would hold off on the 472. That box has issues that Dynon is working on and, in fact, I don't think they are shipping it anyway right now.

Is it possible you have not configured a serial port for...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 797
Posted By Tony_T
2017 RV-12 Bull Session at PWT

It's been six years now since a few of our local 12 builders first met up in August for a RV-12 bull session and the group continues to grow. This time we had 8 RV-12's plus an RV-8 guy who defected...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,534
Posted By Tony_T
Terry, I don't doubt the manual pages that you...

Terry,
I don't doubt the manual pages that you quote, although I can't find them in either the User Guide or Installation Guide. I'm sure some compromises are done when both terrain and weather are...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2017, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,534
Posted By Tony_T
WEATHER should be an option on the LAYERS menu as...

WEATHER should be an option on the LAYERS menu as well as TERRAIN. WEATHER and TERRAIN can definitely be display together on the SV. The other options for IFR charts only appear if you have a...
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,534
Posted By Tony_T
Weather can be toggled on and off by a button. ...

Weather can be toggled on and off by a button. Is WEATHER enabled in the layers menu?
MAIN MENU>MAP>LAYERS>WEATHER
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,736
Posted By Tony_T
Hi Keith, Is the Fuel Pressure Sensor Type set...

Hi Keith,

Is the Fuel Pressure Sensor Type set to (1) for carbureted engine in EMS configuration page?

If it is set at (2) for injected engine, this could be the problem.
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2017, 11:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,173
Posted By Tony_T
Doug, I don't remember whether instructions came...

Doug, I don't remember whether instructions came with the noise filter, that was 6 years ago, but the installation is now on page...
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,173
Posted By Tony_T
The noise filter at the fuel pump does stop the...

The noise filter at the fuel pump does stop the ticking in the headset. It does not stop the sound of the pump running.
The install is not real easy as the space is limited, the flaperon pushrods...
Forum: RV-12 08-09-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,486
Posted By Tony_T
Gee, the responses so far overwhelmingly favor...

Gee, the responses so far overwhelmingly favor the EFIS tapes. I’m surprised.

I have some observations and thoughts:
How easy and natural is it to roll into a coordinated 2 minute turn? Here’s how...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,486
Posted By Tony_T
I know, but I'm just using the nomenclature that...

I know, but I'm just using the nomenclature that Dynon uses in the manuals.
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,486
Posted By Tony_T
EFIS or SIX-PACK?

Could not find a thread on this, near the surface anyway, so starting a new one. Should be an interesting discussion. Putting it in the RV-12 forum since most of them have the capability to display...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,698
Posted By Tony_T
Not quoting mandates, just asking a question and...

Not quoting mandates, just asking a question and giving my opinion :).

In Washington and a lot of other places I think it would be hard to schedule a day of IFR instruction without a good chance of...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,698
Posted By Tony_T
Exactly; if you accept an IFR clearance aren't...

Exactly; if you accept an IFR clearance aren't you saying that you can comply with what generally IFR entails, that would seem to me to include IMC.

Otherwise, it's like signing up in the Marine...
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,036
Posted By Tony_T
If I were in your shoes and trying to familiarize...

If I were in your shoes and trying to familiarize with a new airplane and avionics, I would not mess with the AOA installation at all or try to trace any tubing, etc. At this point why take off the...
Forum: RV-12 07-28-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,441
Posted By Tony_T
You would have to relocate the ELT. Also, I...

You would have to relocate the ELT.

Also, I store a heap of stuff in the center channel. It looks to be hard to access that space with the new fuel tank placed over it.
Forum: RV-12 07-28-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By Tony_T
Magic and Mirrors

Synthetic Vision has to be done by magic. Gotta be magic.

Still learning SV capabilities and have been exploring use of synthetic Vision, the flight path marker and highway-in-the-sky. These...
Forum: RV-12 07-27-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,895
Posted By Tony_T
Alan, There is/has been an excellent after-market...

Alan,
There is/has been an excellent after-market lock available by Aircraft Specialties (http://aircraftspecialty.com/rv-12.html):

I don't think it's possible to lock yourself in with this lock.
Forum: RV-12 07-23-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,789
Posted By Tony_T
The answer is "yes", there are 20%, 40% and 100%...

The answer is "yes", there are 20%, 40% and 100% screen options for the EFIS, EMS and MAP pages on a single display, you can configure in many ways, or show full screen size any of them. It just...
Forum: RV-12 07-23-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,895
Posted By Tony_T
Pretty sure they consider the new tank design as...

Pretty sure they consider the new tank design as safe or safer than wing tanks. Of course, it does take up baggage room.
The EarthX in the plane is an ETX900.
Since the stab and tailcone on N912VA...
Forum: RV-12 07-23-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,789
Posted By Tony_T
You don't have to lean over to see details close...

You don't have to lean over to see details close up like traffic. Just hit the SWAP button and have the right hand screen instantly in front of you. Swap it back in an...
Forum: RV-12 07-22-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,895
Posted By Tony_T
Actually, N912VA, the plane in the pictures, was...

Actually, N912VA, the plane in the pictures, was done that way.
If I were to build another one, I would start from scratch. I enjoy the building part.
Forum: RV-12 07-22-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,895
Posted By Tony_T
The FADEC ECU is in the instrument bay. A lot of...

The FADEC ECU is in the instrument bay. A lot of Rotax engines are open-air installations. They are probably pretty water proof.
Forum: RV-12 07-22-2017, 05:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,895
Posted By Tony_T
The cowl is fiberglass.

The cowl is fiberglass.
Forum: RV-12 07-22-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,895
Posted By Tony_T
RV-12iS Details #2

The ADSB antenna now only needs a short coax. No wires or Coax have to be routed through snap bushings in the new...
Forum: RV-12 07-22-2017, 01:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,895
Posted By Tony_T
RV-12iS Details

Spoiler Alert! If you are at OSH and anxiously awaiting the arrival of Van's new iS airplane and want to discover all the little details up close and personal, then stop reading now. She is on the...
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,557
Posted By Tony_T
Not able to see your plugs on Photobucket. Do...

Not able to see your plugs on Photobucket. Do your plugs look sort of like these?
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-trmqjD6/0/ddc4aba8/L/i-trmqjD6-L.jpg
Others I have seen look similar.
Forum: RV-12 07-09-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,736
Posted By Tony_T
Dick's Pictures

Pictures of Dick's problem D-180:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-X6WSKPT/0/c97351f8/O/i-X6WSKPT.jpg
In hangar with door...
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2017, 06:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,736
Posted By Tony_T
Hi Dick, The RV12 D-180 is plenty bright if it's...

Hi Dick,
The RV12 D-180 is plenty bright if it's working right. Here is a shot of mine in the sunlit cockpit. Very easy to see....
Forum: RV-12 06-29-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 626
Posted By Tony_T
AeroDog, Well, I think I have the answer for you....

AeroDog,
Well, I think I have the answer for you. My plane was an early build and my seat pan was 2009. The jacks installation was shown on 31-10 sheet dated 05/05/09. On that sheet the hole for...
Forum: RV-12 06-18-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,526
Posted By Tony_T
Another data point

The ES Diode Master is shown on the battery side on the SkyView Schematic.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-nFXZNnz/0/2ddc32e4/O/i-nFXZNnz.png

D-180 guys please ignore the ES-00165 starter relay...
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,339
Posted By Tony_T
Yes, but it is a $30,000 panel.

Yes, but it is a $30,000 panel.
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 982
Posted By Tony_T
Airspace Proximity is on page 7-23 of the Ver 15...

Airspace Proximity is on page 7-23 of the Ver 15 user guide. You may be looking at an earlier guide. I think it is a new...
Forum: RV-12 05-06-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,369
Posted By Tony_T
Thumbs up Great news

Congrats Paul, and glad to hear she flies good, but then they all do.
Forum: RV-12 04-25-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,448
Posted By Tony_T
MDA and Go-Around functions too!

Dave, you didn't mention the MDA and GA functions. I found the MDA bug on the bugs menu and enabled it. You can set the MDA with the left joystick/knob. Once set there will be orange digital...
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