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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,883
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thumbs up I agree. Thanks for the link.

I agree. Thanks for the link.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,883
Posted By BobbyLucas
Unhappy No Joy

Response from Stein in regards to adding LEMO plugs to an RV-12iS wiring harness:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,983
Posted By BobbyLucas
Awesome pics, looks like a blast!

Awesome pics, looks like a blast!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,514
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thumbs up I'll second that. Nancy, or Detective Baird as I...

I'll second that. Nancy, or Detective Baird as I call her, is awesome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
You're very welcome Kenny!

You're very welcome Kenny!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,075
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thumbs up Cool, thanks for the education! :)

Cool, thanks for the education! :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,075
Posted By BobbyLucas
I've read that Rotax's operating instructions...

I've read that Rotax's operating instructions prohibit the use of a Rotax engine at night or in IFR conditions unless it is the FAA type-certificated engine, i.e the 912iSc. I didn't think RV-12 used...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,883
Posted By BobbyLucas
This is in the finish kit, not the avionics...

This is in the finish kit, not the avionics correct? I just ordered my finish kit, wondering if I should try the suggestion to have Stein do it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,075
Posted By BobbyLucas
Smile GMC507

I asked Van's support whether they would be upgrading from the GMC307 to the GMC507 and received this response from Rian Johnson, Vice President / Chief Engineer:



Cheers
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
That's exactly right. I'm still supplying nurses,...

That's exactly right. I'm still supplying nurses, but I've also started supplying flight attendants. :)

http://i.imgur.com/WyzKCZSl.jpg (https://imgur.com/WyzKCZS)
Forum: Primers 04-23-2020, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thumbs up Cool, thanks.

Cool, thanks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,980
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thumbs up Thanks for the update Scott.

Thanks for the update Scott.
Forum: Primers 04-23-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By BobbyLucas
Can you provide details on the HF "plastic...

Can you provide details on the HF "plastic garage?" Closest I could find was $159: https://www.harborfreight.com/10-ft-x-10-ft-portable-shed-63297.html
Forum: Northeast 04-23-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 335
Posted By BobbyLucas
Giving Wings Aviation in Traverse City, MI is 7...

Giving Wings Aviation in Traverse City, MI is 7 hours from Cincinnati and TC is a great place to visit, especially if you like wine tasting, fudge, or cherries.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2020, 06:01 AM
Replies: 574
Views: 494,291
Posted By BobbyLucas
My 12iS won't be flying for some time, but this...

My 12iS won't be flying for some time, but this is me in my buddy's RV-8 last August. Second pic is at the top of an aileron roll.

http://i.imgur.com/a0HqAqgl.jpg...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,980
Posted By BobbyLucas
I just ordered my finish kit and still didn't see...

I just ordered my finish kit and still didn't see this option, is it standard now, or do I have to add it? Any other options to consider that aren't on the order forms?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,980
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thank you, I've been searching for this! All I...

Thank you, I've been searching for this! All I could find was Korea Aerospace Industries. :rolleyes:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
I don't worry about the accuracy of the first...

I don't worry about the accuracy of the first layer thickness, I just adjust the Z offset in my slicer (Simplify3D) until I like what I see for squeeze-out and adhesion. My bed-leveling issues are of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
I have some BuildTak PEI sheets coming for my...

I have some BuildTak PEI sheets coming for my flexplate system, so hopefully I can finally use my PETG. I've had some success before, but PLA is way easier imo. I've been able to find PLA on Amazon,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
Below is an example of a max-adhesion first layer...

Below is an example of a max-adhesion first layer (left) and a poor-adhesion one (right). All I did was change the z-offset from the bed to the nozzle. A word of caution - if you go too close to the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 04:21 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
I highly recommend the BuildTak magnetic...

I highly recommend the BuildTak magnetic flexplate system. Might be the best 3D printing purchase I've made.

If you're still having issues post a close-up pic of just your first layer.

The bead...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
What bed surface? I'm using BuildTak and it works...

What bed surface? I'm using BuildTak and it works great. Try moving the nozzle closer to the bed and slowing down on the first layer while using a higher extrusion multiplier. Squish the first layer...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
Talking A couple happy...

A couple happy customers:

http://i.imgur.com/Tr7duv0l.png (https://imgur.com/Tr7duv0)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 869
Posted By BobbyLucas
I wonder how long the battery lasts if it's on...

I wonder how long the battery lasts if it's on 24/7. Even with some kind of low-power non-transmit mode it still has to be listening for a request all the time.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,075
Posted By BobbyLucas
[QUOTE=greghughespdx;1423423]The audio panel...

[QUOTE=greghughespdx;1423423]The audio panel supplied for the RV-12iS IFR avionics package is a GMA245 and the autopilot panel is the GMC307./QUOTE]

Greg - the autopilot panel question is why is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2020, 01:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,075
Posted By BobbyLucas
Question Greg Hughes - any feedback on the autopilot panel...

Greg Hughes - any feedback on the autopilot panel question? I had been wondering the same thing. Thanks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,324
Posted By BobbyLucas
You got that right! They have to do it for the...

You got that right! They have to do it for the factory built planes anyway, so why not for the kits? I would definitely pay a premium for this step to be completed. It's already cost me a vice, soft...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,324
Posted By BobbyLucas
Question So far, this step has been infuriating. I...

So far, this step has been infuriating. I destroyed my Hazard Fraught vice and a set of soft jaws, so I went back and bought the 6-Ton A-frame press that I would otherwise never need. Plenty strong...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,983
Posted By BobbyLucas
That's why I said "something like." :p I don't...

That's why I said "something like." :p
I don't have a need so I didn't search further, but if none are available they would be pretty easy to make with a lathe or have made.

Are these the right...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,983
Posted By BobbyLucas
How about something like these canister...

How about something like these canister...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
Nice! I'm still using the RepRap I built 7 years...

Nice! I'm still using the RepRap I built 7 years ago. Maybe one day I'll get a real Prusa.

http://i.imgur.com/Jx8dL6Gl.jpg (https://imgur.com/Jx8dL6G)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
I think the key is knowing nurses or doctors who...

I think the key is knowing nurses or doctors who work there and providing them directly with a few to start out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
I just do a filament change between layers,...

I just do a filament change between layers, nothing too fancy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
Had a couple requests for Wonder Woman from nurse...

Had a couple requests for Wonder Woman from nurse friends. Shaped this one with hot water after printing in PLA.

http://i.imgur.com/6ll7rRal.jpg (https://imgur.com/6ll7rRa)

All files...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
Files are here:...

Files are here: https://www.thingiverse.com/funbobby2001/designs
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
You're welcome. Running a test print and then I...

You're welcome. Running a test print and then I can post the stls.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
And UNC... http://i.imgur.com/vwcFlSjl.jpg...

And UNC...

http://i.imgur.com/vwcFlSjl.jpg (https://imgur.com/vwcFlSj)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
How's this? http://i.imgur.com/xHKedHFl.jpg...

How's this?

http://i.imgur.com/xHKedHFl.jpg (https://imgur.com/xHKedHF)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2020, 05:05 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
I'm on it! :cool:

I'm on it! :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
That's great to hear. :) Keep up the good work...

That's great to hear. :) Keep up the good work Hudson.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,581
Posted By BobbyLucas
If I ever get this point, I want to duplicate...

If I ever get this point, I want to duplicate Trent Palmer's "impossible camera angle." Looks like you've got a chase plane with telephoto lens. Magic!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Fq33dHNSfI
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
Nice Martin!

Nice Martin!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-11-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
The variables are near infinite; just as much art...

The variables are near infinite; just as much art as science. Settings will vary with your choice of filament, hardware, software, firmware, and the phase of the moon. ;)

If anyone is running into...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
Van's surgical mask strap stl file posted here:...

Van's surgical mask strap stl file posted here: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4276268

http://i.imgur.com/MmWxtQyl.jpg (https://imgur.com/MmWxtQy)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
Of course! Just doing a little final tweaking and...

Of course! Just doing a little final tweaking and then I'll post to Thingiverse. (Greg has approved)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thanks Steve. And notice Ohio is on top of...

Thanks Steve. And notice Ohio is on top of Michigan. :D From NWO here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
And it's done! http://i.imgur.com/jKAHAM6l.jpg...

And it's done!

http://i.imgur.com/jKAHAM6l.jpg (https://imgur.com/jKAHAM6)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,602
Posted By BobbyLucas
I'll give it a go for my nurse friends and...

I'll give it a go for my nurse friends and sister! Should be the easiest thing I've ever printed. :)
Forum: Safety 04-09-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,783
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thumbs up That was a great presentation, I will be...

That was a great presentation, I will be forwarding to my CFI. Thank you.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-08-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,842
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thanks for the clarification on the soap. Guess I...

Thanks for the clarification on the soap. Guess I have to go remove and wash some hardware. :o

Also thanks for the info on what Boelube is made of. I've got a block of paraffin I could rub the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,842
Posted By BobbyLucas
Soap, coconut oil... at this rate my plane will...

Soap, coconut oil... at this rate my plane will smell like a gentlemen's club before I'm done; not that I would know of course. ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,842
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thumbs up Great responses, thanks! To clarify, I'm at the...

Great responses, thanks! To clarify, I'm at the spot on my -12iS build where I have to install some screws and nuts into the belly skin and it calls for Boelube on the threads. Thinking Kyle's bar...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,842
Posted By BobbyLucas
Score! Haha

Score! Haha
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,842
Posted By BobbyLucas
Boelube Equivalent/Substitute

As a newbie I've never used Boelube... Does it have some magical pixie dust in it to keep the plane in the sky, or is there a more convenient substitute I can use until my Aircraft Spruce order...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2020, 12:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,301
Posted By BobbyLucas
So is waiting on the wings a no-go, or does it...

So is waiting on the wings a no-go, or does it just mean I'll have to come back to a couple unfinished steps once I do get the wings complete?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,301
Posted By BobbyLucas
Jeff - could you educate me more on wanting the...

Jeff - could you educate me more on wanting the wings done before the finish kit? I was toying with the idea of building the wings dead last as theoretically they are only needed to get airborne,...
Forum: Tools 04-06-2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,944
Posted By BobbyLucas
Angry Thanks a lot, now I have to buy another tool I...

Thanks a lot, now I have to buy another tool I didn't know I needed. ;)

Not sure which is worse, owning a boat or building a plane...
B.O.A.T. - Break Out Another Thousand.
P.L.A.N.E. - Purchase...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 461,514
Posted By BobbyLucas
More careful reading of step 6 reveals the...

More careful reading of step 6 reveals the mystery... That part is for ULS only. :o
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 461,514
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thanks Mark. That's just white Stewart EkoPrime....

Thanks Mark. That's just white Stewart EkoPrime. I'm planning on wrapping the exterior, haven't decided what to do with the interior, other than probably vinyl-wrap the IP in carbon fiber.

FYI - I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2020, 07:00 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 461,514
Posted By BobbyLucas
Progress

Spending quite a bit of time in the shop with the current situation.
Was great to be able to open the garage door while working on it the other day. Looking forward to more days like that!
Hoping to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,893
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thanks and congratulations!!!

Thanks and congratulations!!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 653
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thumbs up Just checked and my shop heads meet the min...

Just checked and my shop heads meet the min diameter spec by about 3 thou and the min thickness spec by about 8 thou. Thanks Scott!
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