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Forum: Job Board 02-20-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By rolick22
Test Pilot in the OHIO area

Looking for a qualified test pilot to perform first test flight on my E-LSA RV-12iS. Please PM me if you are a qualified test pilot and are interested in performing the flight.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,421
Posted By rolick22
Not as much as me

I would be checking before first flight of the day. But that's just how I role. Another reason why I'm not doing wheel pants.:D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 692
Posted By rolick22
gear version?

What version MLG do you have, the old style, or the new Gun Drilled MLG?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 342,072
Posted By rolick22
CO detector

Just installed a new Aithre Shield EX 2.0 Behind-the-Panel Carbon Monoxide Detector. Works great and looks great easy install. Integrates into the G3X touch via the GEA-24 50 or 37 Sub-D...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,301
Posted By rolick22
25 kts easy

Have these on my plane, adds 25 kts easy, plus they look cool.

http://www.aircraftspecialty.com/Stainless%20Tie%20Downs.html

http://halie.com/oHo.png
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,652
Posted By rolick22
Did you call Vanís to order the Leg and then they...

Did you call Vanís to order the Leg and then they gave the info over the phone. I ordered from the web store on Jan 31. There was no estimated time of shipment.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 702
Posted By rolick22
Trailer

I rented a trailer from Cat rental it was 81 inchs wide. worked great.


http://halie.com/opH.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-28-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 15,652
Posted By rolick22
NDI

There surely must be a NDI inspection available like Eddy current inspection, or Fluorescent Penetrant inspection.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2020, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By rolick22
Way to Much

I got a ton of peel ply like 3 yards, way to much.


As far as the shield goes, I think it came with my original finishing kit for the RV-12 or the engine kit. Don't remember, but its' a large...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Posted By rolick22
YES

Yes for the Nav and strobe lights. It's a little different set up because of the new wiring harness.
http://halie.com/opQ.png
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-15-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,116
Posted By rolick22
Wonder if it can be leather wrapped? I'm...

Wonder if it can be leather wrapped?

I'm guessing its made of plastic.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2020, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By rolick22
revision needed

"Take clear, in focus, well lighted, pictures of the 3 locations noted in Figure 3 on the AV- 60000 and the location in Figure 7 on the AV-60009."


Note: there is no figure 7

There is however a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By rolick22
center console

The carpet comes out in 10 min

The center console tunnel cover is riveted in place (throttle). You would just need to remove the tunnel FWD and AFT side covers, Flap cover, Seat ramp cover, small...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2020, 10:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,127
Posted By rolick22
Interior Photos

Hope this is helpful have the full interior.

http://halie.com/opO.jpg


http://halie.com/op3.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,299
Posted By rolick22
Talking IFR ticket

Man, I better get my IFR ticket if I ever want to see FL 200 and a re-breather style o2 mask. LOL.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-24-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,535
Posted By rolick22
Remember that if you doing training IFR...

Remember that if you doing training IFR (RV-12iST) and your building ELSA then Garmin is the only choice. Building EAB, the world is your oyster.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-24-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,535
Posted By rolick22
There is only one wiring harness at least for the...

There is only one wiring harness at least for the Garmin harness. I had order a single panel PFD (GDU460) and later on added the MFD (GDU460). Itís plug and play. The only thing you will need will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,535
Posted By rolick22
Garmin Superior Customer sevice.

The question was asked to choose between Garmin or Dynon. I'm saying Garmin as I said before. Not because I have two GDU460 (G3X touch) but because of the level of service I just experienced. Not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,535
Posted By rolick22
Problem

Okay but when I was at OSH this summer. The guys in the Garmin Booth made me pay for two separate $50.00 charges for the PFD and the MFD. Anyway to get my 50 back or a credit of some type?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,535
Posted By rolick22
Just to confirm if you have a PFD and a MFD you...

Just to confirm if you have a PFD and a MFD you would need to spend $100.00
for two basic $50.00 VFR packages?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 708
Posted By rolick22
912iS Engine FADEC Hacked???

I was talking with a FAA inspector from our Local FISDO. He told me that he had heard of a Rotax 912iS engine being infected with a Virus that caused the engine to quiet in flight. I have looked long...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By rolick22
Thanks Bob very helpful.

Thanks Bob very helpful.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,535
Posted By rolick22
Which is Better?

Which truck is better Ford or Chevy? I say Ford
Which soda Coke or Pepsi? I say Coke
Which Primer or not to prime? I say prime
Which Avionic package Garmin or Dynon? I say Garmin




:rolleyes:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By rolick22
PROGRAM LETTER for the RV-12

Did I miss something? I don't seam to have a Program letter, is that something that I need to make or does Vans supply one? Is there a template? I have found a EAB on the EAA site but not for ELSA.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,645
Posted By rolick22
Sorry I call it a turtle back or Vans calls it a...

Sorry I call it a turtle back or Vans calls it a turtle deck. (F-01277-L-1 and F-01277-R-1)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,645
Posted By rolick22
This is just my experience, but the very last...

This is just my experience, but the very last thing I did was to install the turtle back and aft window. I believed there is enough strength for static loads with the tail cone on without the turtle...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-08-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By rolick22
Yes static RPM, I did not see anything published...

Yes static RPM, I did not see anything published in PAP or POH , thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By rolick22
pulling 5100

If I'm pulling 5100 at max power. Is that OKAY or should I repitch to get the extra 100RPM?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By rolick22
Don't use 5 gal cans use two 10.5 gal Flo-Fast...

Don't use 5 gal cans use two 10.5 gal Flo-Fast with a hand pump works great.
Here is the link.



https://flofast.com/product/flo-fast-professional-21-gallon-system/

Also use the Mr. Funnel AF15CB...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,132
Posted By rolick22
Hope this helps. http://halie.com/oJ4.jpg

Hope this helps.


http://halie.com/oJ4.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,615
Posted By rolick22
Got 3 ($35) Amazon Stainless Steel Large...

Got 3 ($35) Amazon Stainless Steel Large Platform, 440 lbs Capacity Postal Scale. Seams to be very accurate. Only down side is that you have two minutes to weigh the aircraft because they will shut...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,752
Posted By rolick22
Yes any general purpose grease will do nicely.

Yes any general purpose grease will do nicely.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 24
GPU
Views: 2,197
Posted By rolick22
I have tried that exact procedure and no joy.

I have tried that exact procedure and no joy.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24
GPU
Views: 2,197
Posted By rolick22
Thanks for the recommendation I will look into it

Thanks for the recommendation I will look into it
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 24
GPU
Views: 2,197
Posted By rolick22
GPU

I want to run my avionics for a extended period of time to test different things. Can anyone suggest to me what you guys use for powering the RV-12iS with the earthX battery to keep the battery from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By rolick22
Maybe do a dye-pen test of the plug, threads, and...

Maybe do a dye-pen test of the plug, threads, and flange area, if not use a 10X magnifying glass and inspect for cracks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,496
Posted By rolick22
What was the sealant that you used?

What was the sealant that you used?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,854
Posted By rolick22
Hope this helps http://halie.com/oFf.png

Hope this helps

http://halie.com/oFf.png
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,481
Posted By rolick22
Very cool thanks for sharing, Someday soon maybe...

Very cool thanks for sharing, Someday soon maybe this summer I would love to take my 12iS to your Airpark for a visit.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-12-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,446
Posted By rolick22
The story on how I got to this point

This is the story on how I got to this point on my Kit build RV-12iS ELSA. I will take you back to 2013 when I first had the idea. Come see how I built two fuselages and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By rolick22
Just following the checklist.

This is the checklist that I used from VAN'S POH for the RV-12iS.
It was telling me to start the engine with a Throttle Position Ė 50% +/-5%. That is exact what I did.

It took me about 7 sec to read...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2019, 01:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By rolick22
First Engine run

Please enjoy my first engine run on my RV-12iS (N112DR), It was a beautifully day at KTZR. Run was perfect with no leaks.



https://youtu.be/ZkQZ_FOZqZg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-31-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,465
Posted By rolick22
Yes Jim I sure do, I remember that time very...

Yes Jim I sure do, I remember that time very well. But as they say "no use crying over spilled milk" I am very much looking forward to doing the O-H, I-O fly in circuit next year. Should have the FAA...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,465
Posted By rolick22
Path to RV-12iS

I started to build my original RV-12 (classic) in July of 2014. I complete the Wings, Empennage, and Fuselage by July 2017. Then Van's threw me a curve ball. They came out with the RV-12iS in 2017....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-26-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By rolick22
I do not see one. Got a page number.

I do not see one. Got a page number.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-26-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 677
Posted By rolick22
G3X Touch with GMC 307 test

Is there a way to do a test the GMC 307 and the G3X touch A/P function on the ground? I want to make sure everything is working before flight. This included the GSA 28 servos and the indicator lights...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-11-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,958
Posted By rolick22
Hope this photo helps a bit for builders that are...

Hope this photo helps a bit for builders that are not sure where the S/N are and what they look like. These are mine before install. Lucky for me my S/N are not in the I'm screwed range....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-30-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By rolick22
Waited until I was at the hangar

Here is how I did my move. I waited to attach the tail until I was at the hangar. I also wrapped it in plastic wrap. The cowling was off.
http://halie.com/oFo.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By rolick22
Just bought the Burroughs BT-33-75D cable tension...

Just bought the Burroughs BT-33-75D cable tension gauge. Thanks for the help.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 485
Posted By rolick22
Stabilator Cable Thickness

Does anyone know the thickness of the Stabilator cable. I'm not at the hangar and I can't measure them. Trying to figure out what size Tensiometer I need to get.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,465
Posted By rolick22
Welcome, don't waist your time with the RV-12...

Welcome, don't waist your time with the RV-12 Homebuilt Help DVD's as they are mostly out of date for the RV12iS. I know because I have them all. They are great for the RV-12 Classic about 80% is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,958
Posted By rolick22
Don't know if you're building the classic version...

Don't know if you're building the classic version or the iS version, but if building the iS version then the harness are prewired with the Sub D connectors installed in the wiring harness. It would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By rolick22
bent

You can get them right from Vans now. They are pre bent for you.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-28-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,427
Posted By rolick22
3 bladed Fan Boy

I came away with some opinions after seeing it at OSH, but fist let me say that I was a big fan boy when I first head about the idea that 3 bladed prop might be a great option. Now I have seen the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-21-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,329
Posted By rolick22
IMC

Actually you can build the RV-12iST which is a IFR trainer that is a S-LSA. So the E-LSA from Vans will be available at anytime. Remember that if your certifying E-LSA you need to stay out of any IMC...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2019, 04:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 19,556
Posted By rolick22
3 Blade announcement from the mother ship

Looks like Vans is making it official.

If youíre at #OSH19 next week be sure to stop by the Vanís booth! Among the things weíll have to show you will be this three-blade sensenichprop that will be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By rolick22
OKAY thanks will do.

OKAY thanks will do.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By rolick22
What I'm I jumping? I plug it into the Sub D plug...

What I'm I jumping? I plug it into the Sub D plug that said MFD. Stein built the harness, Not sure what you're saying.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-18-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 507
Posted By rolick22
G3X touch PFD and MFD to work together correctly

I have the G3X touch PFD and it works great all by it self, I added a MFD and now the PFD is flagged for all parameters. As far as installing a G3X touch MDF not configured the same as the PFD. What...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By rolick22
Yes, it’s a little bit challenging if you did not...

Yes, it’s a little bit challenging if you did not install a string on the left wing (I did not). I did install nav and strobe light on the wings so I disconnected a wire from that light to pull four...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,337
Posted By rolick22
Buy what you need then ship it to yourself FedEx...

Buy what you need then ship it to yourself FedEx is right on OSH. When your done ship it back to yourself or me.
Forum: Painting your RV 06-20-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,838
Posted By rolick22
How do you get the rivet line to be so uniform?...

How do you get the rivet line to be so uniform? looks like paint its that good.
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