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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By DaleB
I normally cruise at 5000 if I'm just cruising,...

I normally cruise at 5000 if I'm just cruising, to maybe 5300 if I'm in more of a hurry. I find that 5200-ish to 5500 burns a lot more fuel for only a couple of knots extra speed.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 635
Posted By DaleB
Sure, but that does not satisfy the desire...

Sure, but that does not satisfy the desire (need?) to have all three wheels off the ground and wings off for the condition inspection. I suppose it's not an actual requirement, but it sure does make...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 45,076
Posted By DaleB
OK, so still no pics I can post, but I do have...

OK, so still no pics I can post, but I do have some and will post them when I get a chance. The good news is, yesterday I flew five Young Eagles, first time flying since the installation other than...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By DaleB
Me three. Didnít need to adjust it at all.

Me three. Didnít need to adjust it at all.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 955
Posted By DaleB
And counterpoints for NOT having it switched: 1.)...

And counterpoints for NOT having it switched:
1.) One more switch simply means one more switch to forget or fail.
2.) The system was designed to run with the electric pump on all the time.
3.) You'll...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 45,076
Posted By DaleB
In the install document, I found where it says...

In the install document, I found where it says that flashing red means it's transmitting, and solid red means an error. I kind of assumed that doesn't include the first solid red LED, which appears...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,733
Posted By DaleB
40 hours sounds like about what it would take...

40 hours sounds like about what it would take someone who had never done it before, and lacked the tools needed, to do it on an engine still in the airplane. I cant imagine a qualified Rotax...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 317,549
Posted By DaleB
I am. The builder put them on my plane. I...

I am. The builder put them on my plane. I wouldnít recommend them, to be perfectly honest.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 317,549
Posted By DaleB
Friend of mine with a gorgeous RV-12 has RV-8...

Friend of mine with a gorgeous RV-12 has RV-8 gear leg fairings on his. They look amazingly good, but he also says he only picked up a knot or two. I have a set of fairings in my garage, but...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,572
Posted By DaleB
I am wondering if the "Klass Kote" is the "Glass...

I am wondering if the "Klass Kote" is the "Glass Kote" referred to in some of the R/C forums that I found when searching this afternoon.

I was wondering about the effectiveness of some of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,572
Posted By DaleB
E.D., Don't get too wrapped around the axle on...

E.D.,

Don't get too wrapped around the axle on this. Like I said, I've got 450-plus hours on the original set of floats. Defective design? Defective material? Just random defective parts off the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,514
Posted By DaleB
B148, according to my drawing. There's an...

B148, according to my drawing. There's an in-line fuse holder, so it's pretty easy to spot. The drawing shows it connected to the battery terminal. I really don't remember if mine was connected...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,572
Posted By DaleB
I also wonder about the possibility of drying the...

I also wonder about the possibility of drying the floats out (ambient air or even a low temp bake, maybe) and coating them with something impermeable to keep them from absorbing gasoline.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,572
Posted By DaleB
After reading this thread, I'm baffled at how...

After reading this thread, I'm baffled at how we're 8 years and 450+ hours in on or original floats. Of course having said that, when I start the CI on Monday I'm sure I'll find all four sunk to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,916
Posted By DaleB
A taller tent. Seriously, trying to get dressed...

A taller tent. Seriously, trying to get dressed in a 4' tent is a PITA.

More stakes to pin down the edges of the tarp I had down under the tent. A couple of places started collecting water during...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,527
Posted By DaleB
Simple: To use the first, you have to have the...

Simple: To use the first, you have to have the second.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2019, 12:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,586
Posted By DaleB
I've had intermittent high fuel flow alarms...

I've had intermittent high fuel flow alarms before. It almost always happened above 7000 DA, and while running mogas. Once or twice I got it on takeoff on warm days. I'm suspecting it was bubbles...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,623
Posted By DaleB
Sample size of one: I like them so far. They...

Sample size of one: I like them so far. They were pretty quick and easy to install, and it's one less thing I need to worry about breaking.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,577
Posted By DaleB
I got an increasingly bad whine/buzz in my...

I got an increasingly bad whine/buzz in my headset for a couple of weeks before all the magic smoke escaped from my original Ducati regulator.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-13-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,618
Posted By DaleB
Ummmmmmmmm... yes, and no. If you use parts...

Ummmmmmmmm... yes, and no.

If you use parts (like an engine, for example) that don't come from Van's, or if you deviate from the plans in any way, you'll have to register it as E-AB rather than...
Forum: Tools 03-09-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,091
Posted By DaleB
I did learn not to buy anything hand-held with a...

I did learn not to buy anything hand-held with a power cord from Harbor Freight. Tried a polisher and a 1/2" drill, both were immediate returns for motor failure.
Forum: Tools 03-08-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,091
Posted By DaleB
I'll second that. Funny story though. While...

I'll second that. Funny story though. While doing an inspection last summer, I dropped a prop hub spacer. Never did find it. My co-owner and I searched that hangar for days. We figured it must...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,328
Posted By DaleB
You know, mine has not really a vibration so much...

You know, mine has not really a vibration so much as a rhythmic "thrumming" sound that I suspect is may be a beat between engine and gearbox. It will be interesting to see if it goes away after the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,533
Posted By DaleB
Dude... no. You're linking to an OLD version of...

Dude... no. You're linking to an OLD version of a Rotax SI that has been superseded several times. The most recent one can ALWAYS be found on the Rotax web site. The latest is from 2017 and...
Forum: International 02-28-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By DaleB
I exchanged email with the EAA chapter pres in...

I exchanged email with the EAA chapter pres in Limerick a couple years back. There is at least one RV there, maybe more. They seem like a nice bunch, you may want to look them up.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By DaleB
I used Sika on the new acrylic window, and am...

I used Sika on the new acrylic window, and am very happy with it. The biggest challenge was holding it in place while the adhesive cured. We did that with an inflatable exercise ball and some foam....
Forum: Safety 02-21-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By DaleB
I agree that cruise is a phase of flight, but...

I agree that cruise is a phase of flight, but applying a 30 knot max wind limitation to cruise flight would make no sense whatsoever. I've flown in 56 kt winds aloft... the airplane really doesn't...
Forum: Safety 02-21-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By DaleB
I guess I would interpret "every phase" to mean...

I guess I would interpret "every phase" to mean takeoff, landing and ground ops. Winds aloft quite often exceed that anywhere I fly, and of course the only real effect it has is your ground speed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,128
Posted By DaleB
I live in Nebraska. The engine heater gets...

I live in Nebraska. The engine heater gets plugged in in November, and stays that way until March or April. Yes, we preheat, with extreme prejudice. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,128
Posted By DaleB
BTW, on the subject of oil... I pulled up my...

BTW, on the subject of oil... I pulled up my Blackstone Labs report from our oil sample after the first 100-hour oil change cycle. I'd been changing it at 50 hours up until the last one. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,128
Posted By DaleB
That was why I asked the factory rep. The SI...

That was why I asked the factory rep. The SI that I read was, in my humble opinion, unclear (and they agreed, to some degree). The latest version of SI-912-016 doesn't specify a number of hours...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 14,082
Posted By DaleB
I've had landings where there's a significant...

I've had landings where there's a significant headwind, until there isn't -- yes, airspeed drops sharply (of course), as does the airplane. It's why we add 1/2 the reported gust speed to our speed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By DaleB
When I installed AOA in mine before Van's came...

When I installed AOA in mine before Van's came out with their retrofit, I used quarter-turn quick connect fittings. Since removing the wing is a two-person job anyway, the person at the wing root...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,128
Posted By DaleB
Sure thing, Jim. Line maintenance manual,...

Sure thing, Jim.

Line maintenance manual, 05-20-00, P. 3, "Notes": [QUOTE]This maintenance schedule contains a column for a 50 hr. check. This check is recommended by the manufacturer but not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,128
Posted By DaleB
Read the manuals again... No avgas == 100...

Read the manuals again...

No avgas == 100 hours
30% or more avgas == 50 hours
Over 50% avgas == 25 hours

The SI is less than clear about this, but the maintenance manual clearly shows an oil &...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,128
Posted By DaleB
^^^^^^^^^^ Yeah, that. If you are limited to...

^^^^^^^^^^
Yeah, that. If you are limited to LSA, then the RV-12 is, in my humble opinion, absolutely the way to go. If I could legally fly a 7 or a 9, I would be doing so. No question, hands...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,128
Posted By DaleB
Nope. One-time $700 hit for a complete set of...

Nope. One-time $700 hit for a complete set of new Teflon fuel hoses, good until overhaul. Oil hoses are a 10-year item, much cheaper if I recall correctly. Water hoses are fairly low cost; some...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,572
Posted By DaleB
E. D. -- We are past the 400 hour mark on our...

E. D. --

We are past the 400 hour mark on our RV-12, still using the original floats. Premium ethanol free MOGAS almost all the time, with an occasional tank of 100LL. I can't answer why we have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,128
Posted By DaleB
Bear in mind, the RV-12 does not require MOGAS. ...

Bear in mind, the RV-12 does not require MOGAS. It is optional. Burning AVGAS some of the time, or even all of the time, will affect maintenance frequency and cost, but it's not a problem. There...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By DaleB
I'm no chemist or battery expert, but from what I...

I'm no chemist or battery expert, but from what I have read -- I think it will die just as quickly sitting on the shelf as in your airplane. If it were me, I'd sell it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By DaleB
Boy, you're just a little ray of sunshine,...

Boy, you're just a little ray of sunshine, aintcha? :) But the OP has a Rotax, so it's not as big of a problem as it could be.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By DaleB
Welcome to my world. We refer to the hangar as...

Welcome to my world. We refer to the hangar as "Seaplane base D7". Not only does condensation rain off the roof supports, any time it rains the water comes in under the door and we get about an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,799
Posted By DaleB
I can't get twisted around far enough. I mean, I...

I can't get twisted around far enough. I mean, I can see it, but not well enough to get more than a rough approximation of what half or quarter of the range it might be indicating. And with two...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,514
Posted By DaleB
This is why I moved the wire from one side of the...

This is why I moved the wire from one side of the master solenoid to the other. Quick and easy change, if you want it powered only when the master is on.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,799
Posted By DaleB
My resistive float gauge reads 14 gallons until...

My resistive float gauge reads 14 gallons until the level dips below that. It's accurate down to very low levels. The Moeller is useful while filling the tank and double-checking during preflight. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,799
Posted By DaleB
And slower cruise speed, and higher fuel...

And slower cruise speed, and higher fuel consumption...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,866
Posted By DaleB
Have never noticed, to be honest. On takeoff and...

Have never noticed, to be honest. On takeoff and climb I have the throttle wide open, eyeballs outside and occasionally glance at airspeed. If I EVER get to fly again (it's been a long, long month...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,866
Posted By DaleB
Our fuel burn was considerably higher than what...

Our fuel burn was considerably higher than what others reported. During our last CI I did the carb inspection, which includes replacing the metering needle, float valves, etc. We also found a bad...
Forum: Propellers 02-01-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,681
Posted By DaleB
Thanks for posting that. I'm glad it had a good...

Thanks for posting that. I'm glad it had a good outcome for you, both financially (blades replaced) and otherwise. I also found the engineer's statement at least somewhat reassuring.
Forum: Propellers 02-01-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,681
Posted By DaleB
The prop split happened long before the accident,...

The prop split happened long before the accident, he was flying with two nearly new blades when he crashed.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 979
Posted By DaleB
Hmm. I set up AoA on mine, using methods posted...

Hmm. I set up AoA on mine, using methods posted here well before Van's made their retrofit kit available. It's an older RV-12 with a D180 panel. After calibration it's pretty nice. I...
Forum: Propellers 01-30-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,681
Posted By DaleB
No one will ever know, I suspect. Sensenich...

No one will ever know, I suspect. Sensenich isn't saying, and the OP is no longer with us.

I do a pretty thorough pre-flight inspection of the prop on our RV-12, and usually a pretty thorough...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By DaleB
I used rubber C-channel from McMaster on mine. ...

I used rubber C-channel from McMaster on mine. Had to trim it some on the top to accommodate the wing rib, but it works fine. If we ever re-paint I may install foam instead.
Forum: Tools 01-26-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,201
Posted By DaleB
Then the two of you decide how to divvy up the...

Then the two of you decide how to divvy up the tools, and you remain good friends.

I will loan out tools to people I know well and am confident will return them. And my kids, who I know may or...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,531
Posted By DaleB
True... I bought the Genius charger, works great...

True... I bought the Genius charger, works great for this and the AGM battery in the motorcycle.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-24-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,531
Posted By DaleB
Call me lucky... 7 years on my PC680 so far. ...

Call me lucky... 7 years on my PC680 so far. No-load voltage after sitting for a day or so was 12.7V during last summer's inspection, and it seems to have no capacity problem.

That said... pretty...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,455
Posted By DaleB
On the RV-12 Sensenich GA prop, yes. Nord-Loc...

On the RV-12 Sensenich GA prop, yes. Nord-Loc washers, no safety wire. I have never found a bolt that wasn't as tight as it should have been.
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,253
Posted By DaleB
I'd thought about making a few prototypes if...

I'd thought about making a few prototypes if there was interest. Having small quantities of high quality PCBs made is a whole lot cheaper and faster than it once was. Like I said, I have no real...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-20-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,253
Posted By DaleB
Totally get it. I used the 627 originally, the...

Totally get it. I used the 627 originally, the 675 for a while, then the 683, then the 1840. I never bought in huge quantities because the volume discounts weren't there. If I were going to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,823
Posted By DaleB
Can you give an example or two? I'm in the early...

Can you give an example or two? I'm in the early stages of a build (not an RV). I'll eventually use the flight test manual but figured I'd hold off buying it until near the end, to catch the 3 or 4...
Forum: Electronic Ignition Systems 01-16-2019, 08:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,219
Posted By DaleB
I think the last couple of times I went to buy...

I think the last couple of times I went to buy NGKs, the best price I found was from NGK directly. Pretty sure they know where their sparkplugs come from. :)
Forum: ADS-B 01-15-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 821
Posted By DaleB
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Inqu...

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/NNum_Inquiry.aspx
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