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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2020, 02:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 678
Posted By Major-Tom
You are the lucky one! I had 1.25 deg and 1.5 deg...

You are the lucky one! I had 1.25 deg and 1.5 deg toe out. It would have taken 4 shims / 28$ each plus oversea shipping. So I made them from T6061... But the gun drilled gear legs are absolutly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,579
Posted By Major-Tom
Hey Chris, I wonder if we have to change the fork...

Hey Chris,
I wonder if we have to change the fork at all since we are both not ELSA or something else with the FAA. ... ? What will the guys in Europe or Australia do?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By Major-Tom
canopy attach angles drilling

Plans call for drilling #30 thru canopy and attach angles C-1203. Then remove canopy and open up the holes in the canopy to #27 for #6 skrews. O.K. done that. But I can find no instruction to open up...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,579
Posted By Major-Tom
Yes, I think so. If you install a nose gear leg...

Yes, I think so. If you install a nose gear leg for the first time, you do the match drilling from the front side. If you install a retrofit you drill from inside the cockpit and therefor need the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,579
Posted By Major-Tom
This is not my day...

I recieved my finish kit in May. New style nose legs where shiped in june - just one month later. Seven months later there is the news, that I have to bring my brand new unused part to the junk yard....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2019, 05:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,693
Posted By Major-Tom
Thanks to both of you. This was just the info I...

Thanks to both of you. This was just the info I needed. I will see if the switches will work in a 12iS too.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,693
Posted By Major-Tom
what switches to buy

I need to buy the mirco switches for the canopy handle and the wing bolts for my 12is locally. Almost every switch will do the job, but it would be nice to have the right bolt pattern. Can someone...
Forum: Reviews 12-04-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,843
Posted By Major-Tom
new guy...same question I'm building a RV12is...

new guy...same question
I'm building a RV12is with ULS engine and MGL avionics.
I was not able to find any drawings for the instrument panel. Maybe just to dump to look right. Panels for all other...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By Major-Tom
break line fittings / section 5.22

I am having trouble or doubts about the fittings I produced. Section 5.22 explains what to do and I also have the homebuilt help DVD#s for the RV-12.


- step 1 in section 5.22 asks for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 02:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,267
Posted By Major-Tom
I am just beginning my fuselage kit and ask...

I am just beginning my fuselage kit and ask myself the same question. Should I care about a "heat and noise protection mat" at the firewall?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-17-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By Major-Tom
sehr cool...vielen Dank

sehr cool...vielen Dank
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,908
Posted By Major-Tom
Wow, what an outstanding paint scheme. Very...

Wow, what an outstanding paint scheme. Very impressiv. I would love to have a semi military paint scheme on my bird too, but I am affraid of the camouflage effect doinging its job to well. I guess...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-15-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 52,352
Posted By Major-Tom
best toolbox ever

Well I could easily join the line and congrat you to your impressiv toolbox. But honnestly, what kind of plane are you realy building, if you think you will need this armada of wrenches?:cool:
On...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-30-2019, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,959
Posted By Major-Tom
RV-12iS #121128 in Germany

Since October 2018 I am working on my RV-12iS. The empennage kit went together very nicely. I absolutely love the engineering quality. Everything is so smart and without compromise. My last/first...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,639
Posted By Major-Tom
HomebultHelp RV-12 DVDs for RV-12iS

I finished my empennage kit some weeks ago and are now waiting for the fuselage kit to arrive.

Since I was not able to find some used HomebuiltHelp DVD's for the RV-12, I am considering buying...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-25-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 75,034
Posted By Major-Tom
Charlie, you sad earlier that the Viking Gearbox...

Charlie, you sad earlier that the Viking Gearbox was almost a straight fit. 3 holes lined up excactly and one not. Was it the upper right point (frontview) that needed a little adapter?
And to add...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2019, 02:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,577
Posted By Major-Tom
That is absolutly right. I ran into the same...

That is absolutly right. I ran into the same problem. There a revisions of this part. We got the older version (not symetrical) but need the symetrical version. Vans will ship them fast, if you let...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,287
Posted By Major-Tom
Thanks for the picture. The tablet looks huge,...

Thanks for the picture. The tablet looks huge, when upright. But then this is preferred mode I guess.
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-20-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 75,034
Posted By Major-Tom
Thank you Charlie, as hinted I worked myself...

Thank you Charlie,
as hinted I worked myself thru the SDS-EFI homepage. Not for the first time, but better understanding each time. Not that the internet would not be an overwhelming source of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,287
Posted By Major-Tom
Wait a minute. Two 10,4" panel plus radio for...

Wait a minute. Two 10,4" panel plus radio for 6.000 USD (equals Euro with tax)? Best offer I have seen on a new MGL Challenger 10,4" lite is 3250Euro. Can you please PM me you source? What about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,287
Posted By Major-Tom
Great looking panal. I like those MGL stuff. What...

Great looking panal. I like those MGL stuff. What MGL Challenger version are you using - lite or with iBox? How do you like the MGL Radio?
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-17-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 75,034
Posted By Major-Tom
Thanks for the pictures Charlie. From your...

Thanks for the pictures Charlie.
From your Youtube Favorite List I assume you are no professional welder or automobile engineer, but rather someone who is willing to invest time and effort in...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-16-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 75,034
Posted By Major-Tom
earlier pictures

Hey Charlie,
very good infos. Just started to reread from the first page. The R18 seems to be a real good start for a conversation - lightweight, powerful and the last generation without direct...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-14-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 75,034
Posted By Major-Tom
May I ask what happend to your "old" PSRU? And...

May I ask what happend to your "old" PSRU?
And what did it cost you? The Viking Homepage list just one PSRU for 3000USD and for me it is not clear what is included in that price... What about Damper,...
Forum: Tools 01-08-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,619
Posted By Major-Tom
new year... same question

Is there first hand expirience with the ATS Pro rivet gun?


https://www.aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?id=ATS-3X



Also, if you had to choose just one tungsten bucking bar. Which one? Weight...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,749
Posted By Major-Tom
I could imagine 155HP to be an overkill for the...

I could imagine 155HP to be an overkill for the RV-12. But staying carbed and using their 1484ccm BigBore kit could be an option.
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-04-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 75,034
Posted By Major-Tom
Guilty on sneaking around here to. This thread...

Guilty on sneaking around here to. This thread and Ross's EFI ans Suby links where my lecture over X-mas. I absolutely admire what you are doing. Affordable, fuel efficient engines are very important...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,212
Posted By Major-Tom
Rotax Original Manuals

https://rotax-docs.secure.force.com/DocumentsSearch/sfc/servlet.shepherd/version/download/06812000002WMJPAA4?asPdf=false

A Good Source for First Hand Information is the Rotax Website.
Forum: Painting your RV 11-22-2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,432
Posted By Major-Tom
May I ask what the expiricend builders put under...

May I ask what the expiricend builders put under the vinyl? Is corrosion protection needed or can the wrapping take place on bare aluminium?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2018, 01:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,814
Posted By Major-Tom
Didn't your Macfarlane Vernier assist trottle...

Didn't your Macfarlane Vernier assist trottle came with a set of perfect fitting springs. Mine where blue and I have no issues. The org. Rotax springs a way to strong.
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2018, 01:09 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 89,442
Posted By Major-Tom
I recieved my RV-12 empennage kit since 2 weeks...

I recieved my RV-12 empennage kit since 2 weeks now. Fedex did a very good job. The hole delivery took one week. But the customs skrewed up. I was charged some extra percentage and are currently...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 89,442
Posted By Major-Tom
Originally Posted by Major-Tom View Post Yes...

Originally Posted by Major-Tom View Post
Yes great looking shop, but the compressor seems a little undersized

You think so? It's 100 litres. What's that? 26 gal?
Reply With Quote Multi-Quote This...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 89,442
Posted By Major-Tom
nice

Yes great looking shop, but the compressor seems a little undersized :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,558
Posted By Major-Tom
aluminum dust

Since the health issue was mentioned, I would like to ask about common practice around RV builders . Aluminum particles are getting more and more in the focus as possible health hazards. Also,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-20-2018, 04:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,635
Posted By Major-Tom
You are right. The RV-12 has an excellent record...

You are right. The RV-12 has an excellent record and it is my belief it is the best kit plane in the 1320lbs class. That is why I am building one.

On the other hand side, the plane I fly now and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,005
Posted By Major-Tom
Silent Hektik

I have the Silent Hektik Regulator F4118 and the recommended Aliant X3P LiFePo4 battery on my plane (Savannah-S). The duo workes just great. I took the 12Ah version, because the are so light anyway....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2018, 03:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,635
Posted By Major-Tom
Thank you for the input. It would be great to...

Thank you for the input. It would be great to share some thoughts on the technical details, without the conversation drifting off to fast in the direction of "chutes are just for bad pilots or badly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,635
Posted By Major-Tom
A BRS parachute will be definitely be a part of...

A BRS parachute will be definitely be a part of my RV-12. But like all builders I start with the empennage kit, which is on its long way. So I have no solid facts yet. What I have is direct contact...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-25-2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,606
Posted By Major-Tom
I use styrofoam to support the part while...

I use styrofoam to support the part while drilling. This has the same result as a wood block but it is easier.
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