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Forum: RV-12 10-12-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,726
Posted By funflying
Looks good Jim. Thanks for the update and...

Looks good Jim. Thanks for the update and resource information.
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,628
Posted By funflying
John squared

Very impressive guys! Continue safe flying!
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By funflying
I do get that

But just for the reasons you mentioned my choice was to have my carb work done at a shop. Those "trick and tips" could be done by someone who does carb maintenance regularly. Other than an annual...
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2017, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,497
Posted By funflying
My 2 cents

I too just went through a profession ( which means $$) carb/s overhaul as I was at the 200 hour inspection interval but next year I would be at the 5 year rubber replacement interval.

After...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,436
Posted By funflying
Chuck, I know a couple of friends, one with a 9...

Chuck,
I know a couple of friends, one with a 9 and one with a 7, had done some changes to their nose gear, but they had more of a geometry issue, not cracking. I've seen other aftermarket stiffeners...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,436
Posted By funflying
Original to Conversion

Does anyone know if the wheel pants on the original nose wheel design will still work on the new fork?
Forum: RV-12 07-27-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,488
Posted By funflying
Some familiar faces from last year. I see Paul...

Some familiar faces from last year. I see Paul trying to hide in the back!

Sorry I missed the gathering but maybe some regional gatherings can get the 12 community together through the flying...
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,181
Posted By funflying
I too ran mine without wings like the prior post,...

I too ran mine without wings like the prior post, and had no problems but was cautious. No taxing or full power run ups and nothing felt unsafe or being over stressed.
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,430
Posted By funflying
I'm betting on the voltage regulator and...

I'm betting on the voltage regulator and ignitions :D
Forum: RV-12 05-06-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,235
Posted By funflying
Good job Paul!! You did a lot of research on this...

Good job Paul!! You did a lot of research on this journey and it's paid off! Enjoy the next chapters of fun!
Forum: RV-12 05-01-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,714
Posted By funflying
Flightline

If the seats in the SLSA are constructed by the same group as the seats ordered in any of Vans RV12 kits they can add temper foam at an additional cost of course. I had this option when my seats were...
Forum: RV-12 04-29-2017, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,661
Posted By funflying
Flying vs down time

I know it was hard to take the plane out of service for 6 to 8 weeks for paint after you've flown for six months to year. I've seen builders take both paths, paint at final assembly or wait till...
Forum: RV-12 04-24-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,964
Posted By funflying
You told me about your hangar so I see what mean,...

You told me about your hangar so I see what mean, but it looks like a great shelter none the less. If the hangar is clean and dry that's half the battle.

Looking forward to first flight.
Forum: RV-12 04-16-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,964
Posted By funflying
Congrats Paul! The real Fun begins in the air....

Congrats Paul!
The real Fun begins in the air. More exciting that taxiing in the court :)

I will be watching for the first flight video!
Forum: RV-12 04-07-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,941
Posted By funflying
Back from a day at SnF

Well, not an RV12 fest. The homebuilt parking and homebuilt camping had plenty RVs, but only 3 RV12s (teen built) and 1 at the EAA building used for display promoting the chance to win an SLSA model....
Forum: RV-12 04-07-2017, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,941
Posted By funflying
Cool Friday

Heading over this morning to visit Sun n Fun. At the end of a week long Florida vacation. My 12 is in the hangar in Colorado and was under a little snow this past week.

I will check back in if...
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 923
Posted By funflying
I too had similar issues with the rubber bowl...

I too had similar issues with the rubber bowl gaskets. Replaced them with Rotax gaskets and now no leak issues.
Forum: RV-12 03-13-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,979
Posted By funflying
Water and stuff

I had my first experience with water and sediment in some 91 octane ethanol free gas I get in some tanks I take to this station in the Denver area. When I sumped the tank at the gascolator I got this...
Forum: RV-12 03-06-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,580
Posted By funflying
Thanks

John & Dale thanks for your input on this matter. Currently my original Ducati, is in the original firewall location, but I am watching its performance. Lately my battery voltage has stayed in the...
Forum: RV-12 03-05-2017, 02:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 13,580
Posted By funflying
Plug and play

I guess I hoped the SH regulator was a direct swap for the Ducati VR. I would appreciate a little more direction on the install of the additional capacitor. It sounds like some did the install with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,499
Posted By funflying
Great job

This is one of your life experiences Josh you'll never forget. Enjoy your adventures moving forward.
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,221
Posted By funflying
John, As I worked through annual inspection last...

John,
As I worked through annual inspection last month I installed a new Vernier control and the springs were included. No specific part number, but I'm sure McFarlane Aviation will know as they were...
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,917
Posted By funflying
I replaced the MP this year at annual due to some...

I replaced the MP this year at annual due to some minor chafing. When I reviewed the KAI it appeared this 15 inch long hose was supplied by Vans. I took it to my local ORiley auto parts and asked for...
Forum: RV-12 02-01-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 20,239
Posted By funflying
This was in an RV6 I sold 5years ago. It's been...

This was in an RV6 I sold 5years ago. It's been resold again since my sale, and don't know whether it's still installed or if the current owner moved to a different unit.
Forum: RV-12 02-01-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 20,239
Posted By funflying
Airhound, I once had an Aera 560 and the antenna...

Airhound,

I once had an Aera 560 and the antenna was built in. Very nice feature.
Forum: RV-12 01-17-2017, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,944
Posted By funflying
I will agree with waiting for HDX Skyview When...

I will agree with waiting for HDX Skyview

When I was in a similar situation I was waited for the Skyview conversion from the D-180. It took longer than I hoped but the techs wanted to get it right...
Forum: RV-12 01-15-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 206,030
Posted By funflying
Congratulations and she looks great! Nice...

Congratulations and she looks great!

Nice scheme, simple lines, I like it!

Garmin or Skyview?
Forum: RV-12 01-11-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,701
Posted By funflying
My 2 cents

I did the layup process and thought it went pretty well based on my limited fiberglass experience. I had the paint shop finish the fiberglass work on the cowling and canopy. After a couple of years I...
Forum: RV-12 12-24-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,031
Posted By funflying
Merry Christas and Happy New Year! To all a safe...

Merry Christas and Happy New Year!
To all a safe 2017!

Active in my condition inspection during this time of year.
Forum: RV-12 12-21-2016, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,701
Posted By funflying
For what's worth

I had a bunch of stuff powder coated on my 12, the steps were included, but the gear legs were not!
Now my concern is if the step needed to be repaired I would have to remove much of the powder coat...
Forum: RV-12 12-19-2016, 05:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,021
Posted By funflying
An electic

This is not required for the light sport repairman certificate, but recommend for owners/operators of Rotax power plants.
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2016, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,021
Posted By funflying
I have gotten help several times from Roger in...

I have gotten help several times from Roger in text and over the phone. He has always been open to assist. I wish I could attend but I also encourage anyone operating a Rotax to get this training. I...
Forum: RV-12 12-13-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 27,981
Posted By funflying
Looks great Paul! Happy Hoildays to you and your...

Looks great Paul!

Happy Hoildays to you and your family.
Forum: RV-12 12-13-2016, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,075
Posted By funflying
As you consider your possible routes I'm based at...

As you consider your possible routes I'm based at Rocky Mountain Metro, BJC, in the Denver area. There are only two 12s on the field, but lots of RVs and some of those likely going to Oshkosh too....
Forum: RV-12 12-05-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,327
Posted By funflying
Mel would know, but I recall there is no path...

Mel would know, but I recall there is no path back to ELSA once the aircraft is moved from ELSA TO EAB. Might also apply to the move from SLSA to ELSA, you can not go back? Just a caution I recall...
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,791
Posted By funflying
Bob, I am still on my original Ducati at 165...

Bob,
I am still on my original Ducati at 165 hours and watching it closely. I have a new Ducati and John Deere on the shelf just in case.

It sounds like both your Ducati's have been on the...
Forum: RV-12 11-15-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,793
Posted By funflying
Jim, Isn't it also keeping the battery active as...

Jim,
Isn't it also keeping the battery active as part of the chemistry piece?

As opposed to just sitting inactive all winter, then putting on the charger as spring arrives. What do you think?
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,834
Posted By funflying
Santa workshop

You guys must have been recruited from the North Pole :)

Flying since 2013 with around 574 hours?
Way to go. Flying often is great to see. Is this unusual to replace this early on? Or were there...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,933
Posted By funflying
Ref post #12

I took off the baggage wall and did my best gumby to access the plug, with the two wires from the OAT, into the ADAHRS(the device in back that talks to the Skyview). It appeared from the beginning...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2016, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,220
Posted By funflying
My skin distance from the screws on the tail cone...

My skin distance from the screws on the tail cone fairing is pretty close. I had never experienced any clearance issues, and always check the movement of the stabilator during pre-flight. I followed...
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2016, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,398
Posted By funflying
The delivery of my seats were delayed so I had to...

The delivery of my seats were delayed so I had to call Abbey and since my seats were made yet I had options. She told me about the use of temperfoam in the seat cushions section and I paid an extra...
Forum: RV-12 09-27-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,933
Posted By funflying
I too wondered first about the ground. When I...

I too wondered first about the ground. When I checked the probe at its location under the wing the washer is on this side as called out in the plans, and was solid in the hole. Then I looked at the...
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2016, 12:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,933
Posted By funflying
Jumpy numbers

I recently have had two flights were I noted the Density Altitude (DA) numbers racing up down associated with the OAT numbers also racing up and down. I am assuming the OAT number movement is...
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,111
Posted By funflying
Vans powder coat color

When I was painting the interior, 2011, I contacted vans about the color used on the parts received already powder coated. I took as many parts as practical to a local powder coat facility who used...
Forum: RV-12 09-12-2016, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,770
Posted By funflying
Good jod

Keeping your cool!

I had a similar incident but I was still on the ground and could just shut down.
I was in Missouri on a visit and had parked overnight in a covered structure. It was cool and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2016, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,603
Posted By funflying
I'll bet you've done this a few times Allan! I...

I'll bet you've done this a few times Allan!

I have a bead breaker from harbor frieght which look suitable for trailer tires and it works well on the airplane tires. Reminds me of the device as...
Forum: RV-12 09-01-2016, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By funflying
I painted the filler neck and left the tank...

I painted the filler neck and left the tank unpainted. I have a light material with a rubber back covering the top of the tank. Just personal preference.
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2016, 08:49 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 54,022
Posted By funflying
Was the picture in flight or taxi/low RPM? I am...

Was the picture in flight or taxi/low RPM?

I am watching mine too at 150 hours seeing the voltage lowering in flight, amps usually 1 or 2, and after a flight in taxi voltage dips to 12.4 or so and...
Forum: RV-12 08-16-2016, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,445
Posted By funflying
Similar issues

I operate out of a controlled field and have similar issues communicating with the tower. Where I taxi out I nearly point directly at the tower and communication is usually good, but not always....
Forum: RV-12 08-10-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,709
Posted By funflying
WOW I was happy with the...

WOW I was happy with the 130kts

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z5a8x6krafzlgnu/screenshot%20130kt%20ground%20speed.png?dl=0
Forum: RV-12 08-10-2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,709
Posted By funflying
Sorry Tom, on my PC left click on the link opens...

Sorry Tom, on my PC left click on the link opens in dropbox and right click opens it in a new window. I am not sure how else to show it.

Any suggestions are welcome
Forum: RV-12 08-10-2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,709
Posted By funflying
My best ground speed

While in route to Oshkosh I saw my best ground speed yet. It was a great overall experience in both learning more about the 12's cross country performance and met some great folks along the way....
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2016, 02:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,862
Posted By funflying
I have stopped in Portage twice during past trips...

I have stopped in Portage twice during past trips to Oshkosh and found it was good for that final prep into approach procedure. Glad to hear they have 94 octane.
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2016, 04:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,862
Posted By funflying
Myself, an RV7, and a kitfox plan to leave the...

Myself, an RV7, and a kitfox plan to leave the Denver area, Rocky Mtn Metro, on either Friday the 22nd or Sat. the 23rd, depending on weather and head NE through Neb. Iowa, and into Wis. We hope to...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,975
Posted By funflying
A friend of mine, who is an accomplish builder,...

A friend of mine, who is an accomplish builder, and a professional in the HVAC world helped me understand some things about pipe threads.
He said the sealant is also a lubricate used to tighten down...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,506
Posted By funflying
I have gotten use to mine and no more pinches but...

I have gotten use to mine and no more pinches but I like the new design.

Thanks for posting the photo!!
Forum: RV-12 07-07-2016, 11:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 905
Posted By funflying
Thanks for the information John! I have read...

Thanks for the information John!
I have read other stories about similar circumstances involving a Flo-Scan acting up. I had read the insides are very delicate and precise so the smallest bit of...
Forum: RV-12 06-19-2016, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,751
Posted By funflying
Tony's lead

I did a similar wrap using a shielding material and secured it with metal tie wraps. Needed? But I felt better about the close proximity of the hose to the exhaust pipe. IMHO
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-13-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,237
Posted By funflying
Thanks Randy and Tom for your input and...

Thanks Randy and Tom for your input and experience. Last weekend I headed to a fly-in that took me 1.4hrs there with good to fair tailwinds. Heading back I made it 1.5hrs against a 19-21kt. headwind...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-07-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,237
Posted By funflying
Randy, No need for a fuel stop on the 370nm leg?...

Randy,
No need for a fuel stop on the 370nm leg?
Been doing some early planning for the trip to Oshkosh and wondering how long to sit in the bird before stretching and re-fuel. My test runs have...
Forum: RV-12 05-16-2016, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,862
Posted By funflying
Paul, We didn't get to talk about this event...

Paul,
We didn't get to talk about this event during your recent visit but I hoped you could attend because it was in your neck of woods. I was hoping to see some photos from the event?
Forum: RV-12 05-16-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,170
Posted By funflying
I use Flo fast too

I drive to a station that sells 91 ethanol free gas and fill 2-5gal, 14 gal caddy (a guy at the station helps me lift it into my truck), and the Flo-fast (7gal) tank. I use the filter funnel to...
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