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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 702
Posted By tomkk
SkyVector.com - online flight...

SkyVector.com - online flight planning
Fltplan.com/Fltplan Go - online flight planning, filing, Android EFB, all free
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,236
Posted By tomkk
I think the aircraft must be registered prior to...

I think the aircraft must be registered prior to the airworthiness inspection.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By tomkk
Yeah, that brings up another point. I wrapped my...

Yeah, that brings up another point. I wrapped my Panther totally by myself and it was my first time wrapping. Having another set of hands would have made the job WAY easier, I mean WAY WAY easier....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2020, 05:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,300
Posted By tomkk
I think the jury's still out about corrosion...

I think the jury's still out about corrosion under vinyl but I don't think what happens under the plastic that covers parts is remotely representative of what happens under the vinyl.

I just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By tomkk
I did ....

I did ....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By tomkk
The single landing light in my RV-12 is barely...

The single landing light in my RV-12 is barely adequate for night landings, actually barely adequate for taxiing. No doubt, I'd opt for two ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 33,257
Posted By tomkk
The story I heard was they ran them through the...

The story I heard was they ran them through the 2,000 hour TBO.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 33,257
Posted By tomkk
I'm not sure ethanol is necessarily the issue. My...

I'm not sure ethanol is necessarily the issue. My understand is that BRP-Rotax tested their engines in Brazil where the fuel, I think, is as high as 25% without issue.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,765
Posted By tomkk
Is the only speed control the degree of twist? I...

Is the only speed control the degree of twist? I looked at this one a while back and it seemed that would be awkward.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By tomkk
I've been using fltplan.com & fltplan GO for 5...

I've been using fltplan.com & fltplan GO for 5 years and have found them to have one of the most responsive Customer Support groups I've ever seen. If you have questions email them at support at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By tomkk
My first try I had the rollers in backwards or...

My first try I had the rollers in backwards or reversed - I don't remember exactly. That produced an effect similar to what I think you're seeing. Check your roller installation to make sure they're...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,566
Posted By tomkk
Interesting. I wonder how it works - it looks...

Interesting. I wonder how it works - it looks like it might depend on the side friction of a tire that isn't rolling exactly straight over the gauge. If that's the case, I wonder how well it would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,566
Posted By tomkk
Yup, mine were heavier. But, I got 265 landings...

Yup, mine were heavier. But, I got 265 landings on the original tires, over 900 on the Desser Retread Elites. Undoubtedly at least some of that is more experience with the aircraft but IMHO it was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,566
Posted By tomkk
That's what I got too. You need about a 5'...

That's what I got too. You need about a 5' straight angle, not 3', to get 1" = 1 Deg.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,566
Posted By tomkk
Depending on which measurements you took, it...

Depending on which measurements you took, it should be either ArcSine or ArcTangent. For these small angles, it shouldn't make much difference which one of those you use.

So, if x is the actual...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-06-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,671
Posted By tomkk
Wherever I could I tried to keep edges out of the...

Wherever I could I tried to keep edges out of the airflow so tended to wrap around the edge. 3M also makes a Primer that I used on any edge facing into the air stream.

Having said that, the adhesive...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,671
Posted By tomkk
I think not. I used 3M 2080 on my Panther. I'd...

I think not. I used 3M 2080 on my Panther. I'd previously treated the steel tubing with Corrosion-X, which, of course, leaked out. It affected the vinyl adhesive so it wouldn't adhere. Fortunately, I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,671
Posted By tomkk
How well did the colors match? I was afraid to...

How well did the colors match? I was afraid to try two sources because of color matching.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,068
Posted By tomkk
I use the Mr Funnel when I put the fuel into the...

I use the Mr Funnel when I put the fuel into the Flo-Fast pump then just use FF hose to transfer to the tank.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,068
Posted By tomkk
It's been a while but I seem to remember some...

It's been a while but I seem to remember some very small particles for quite some time after I first started flying mine. For a long time now, though, none.
Forum: Safety 02-26-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,032
Posted By tomkk
I'm somewhat surprised that he had a flash drive...

I'm somewhat surprised that he had a flash drive plugged into the back of the Dynon to begin with. The HDX has two USB ports in the back of the unit and, the last I knew, will only support one flash...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 23,310
Posted By tomkk
Tried that - didn't work. Finally gave up and...

Tried that - didn't work. Finally gave up and switched to the S-H VR. So far, so good ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 20,396
Posted By tomkk
I ordered mine from the web store on Jan 30. Got...

I ordered mine from the web store on Jan 30. Got an email a few days later that said they expect to ship in 6 - 8 weeks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,529
Posted By tomkk
You can dump that data out of Skyview and look at...

You can dump that data out of Skyview and look at it offline ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,529
Posted By tomkk
How much fuel did you have in the tank?

How much fuel did you have in the tank?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2020, 05:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,477
Posted By tomkk
It seems like the water will migrate to the...

It seems like the water will migrate to the gascolator if you leave the fuel valve open. Not sure how long that takes though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-01-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,127
Posted By tomkk
If you didn't do the aerobatics in Phase I what...

If you didn't do the aerobatics in Phase I what do you have to do to subsequently place it back into Phase I for the aerobatics?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-31-2020, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By tomkk
Mine seem to be working OK this morning ......

Mine seem to be working OK this morning ... albeit slowly ...
Forum: Autopilots 01-27-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By tomkk
Normally open momentary for Dynon servos.

Normally open momentary for Dynon servos.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-25-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,801
Posted By tomkk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRvQxGl4kt4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRvQxGl4kt4
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-25-2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 35,448
Posted By tomkk
Where are you hosting your pictures? If Google...

Where are you hosting your pictures? If Google Photo, these instructions have always worked for me: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1247873&postcount=7
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-19-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By tomkk
Point taken. My point was more that it wasn't...

Point taken. My point was more that it wasn't required before the inspection.
Forum: Florida (Central) 01-19-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By tomkk
I've used Absolute Aviation in Edgewater....

I've used Absolute Aviation in Edgewater. 727-415-7999.

Also, I don't think the transponder check has to be done before the inspection either, just before first flight.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By tomkk
That's how I ran mine. Seems to work fine ...

That's how I ran mine. Seems to work fine ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,285
Posted By tomkk
I just use Google Photo. Don't post all that many...

I just use Google Photo. Don't post all that many photos but never had a problem that I'm aware of ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,950
Posted By tomkk
Yeah, forgot about that. I use a single bead of...

Yeah, forgot about that. I use a single bead of red silicone down the outside of each spring and a loose safety wire down the center ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,950
Posted By tomkk
I've been flying my RV-12 for 4 1/2 years, almost...

I've been flying my RV-12 for 4 1/2 years, almost 700 hours. Not sure exactly but I think I've broken two springs. I've replaced probably 3 or 4 that have shown wear, I keep those just in case I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,711
Posted By tomkk
I did my canopy way before the rear window was...

I did my canopy way before the rear window was in. I put off attaching the tailcone until after the engine was installed. Installed the avionics before the engine or tailcone attachment so I could...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,711
Posted By tomkk
It took me about twice as long to build my...

It took me about twice as long to build my fuselage as it did my wings (Empennage+wings were about 25% of my build, fuselage about 25%, Finish Kit about 25% and Engine+Avionics+Options+Finishing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 33,257
Posted By tomkk
I think my last sinkers were the new ones with...

I think my last sinkers were the new ones with the short sleeves ... Mogas with ethanol used exclusively.
Forum: Interiors 11-23-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,550
Posted By tomkk
Can't see the picture ...

Can't see the picture ...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-21-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,218
Posted By tomkk
Thanks. It was something I wanted to experiment...

Thanks. It was something I wanted to experiment with and it was fun project. I've heard talk about a "Show" paint job and a "10 foot" paint job. These pictures show it at about 20 feet. I'm sure not...
Forum: Painting your RV 11-21-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,218
Posted By tomkk
Not an RV story but does relate to the vinyl...

Not an RV story but does relate to the vinyl discussion. I just finished wrapping my new aircraft, a SPA Panther, with the new 3M 2080 film. For size comparison, the Panther is a single seater, maybe...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-05-2019, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 785
Posted By tomkk
My Dynon interfaces with my android tablet via...

My Dynon interfaces with my android tablet via WiFi easily. I use (free) Fltplan GO on my android tablet. I usually do my flight plans using fltplan.com and download it to my tablet at home then...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-16-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By tomkk
Thumbs up Yup, nice pics. Quite a trip ...

Yup, nice pics. Quite a trip ...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-16-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By tomkk
I can't see any pictures, just circles with...

I can't see any pictures, just circles with dashes in them ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-07-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,461
Posted By tomkk
The quality of my squeezed rivets improved...

The quality of my squeezed rivets improved dramatically after I sprung for a Cleveland Tools Main Squeeze. I found I had to apply so much force to a conventional single stage squeezer (for lack of a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,677
Posted By tomkk
I think those are the requirements for flying...

I think those are the requirements for flying under those conditions, not for the airworthiness inspection by the DAR. At least it wasn't required for either of my inspections.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,677
Posted By tomkk
I didn't think the transponder & pitot static...

I didn't think the transponder & pitot static certifications had to be done prior to DAR inspection, just prior to first flight.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 33,257
Posted By tomkk
Yeah, I waffled around with oil change intervals...

Yeah, I waffled around with oil change intervals for a while but decided that oil is cheap, relatively speaking :), and 50 hr oil change intervals would keep my engine happy. Rotax says 100 hr is OK,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2019, 05:26 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 33,257
Posted By tomkk
The vast majority of my flying has been with...

The vast majority of my flying has been with ethanol Mogas, don't know about others ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 33,257
Posted By tomkk
I experimented with the MS blue floats for almost...

I experimented with the MS blue floats for almost 35 hours some time ago. Did not see any definitive bad effects but had the perception that the ran a bit rich at low power settings. I have Bing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-09-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,598
Posted By tomkk
Some time ago I had a nose wheel tire with very...

Some time ago I had a nose wheel tire with very low pressure but it wasn't visible until I got into the aircraft and added my weight to the nose tire. I didn't see anything unusual in the preflight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-06-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By tomkk
Cleaveland Aircraft Tool also has canopy covers...

Cleaveland Aircraft Tool also has canopy covers (http://www.cleavelandtool.com/searchprods.asp). I haven't used my RV-12 cover much but it did fit nicely and seems good quality.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,535
Posted By tomkk
That's true but a piece of masonite, MDF or...

That's true but a piece of masonite, MDF or whatever is easy to find, is inexpensive and really does work well.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 725
Posted By tomkk
I see that on my #1 cylinder (front right). Don't...

I see that on my #1 cylinder (front right). Don't remember if the #2 is typically black or not. #2 & #4 cylinders always clean.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,535
Posted By tomkk
Nice clean cut easily and accurately on straight...

Nice clean cut easily and accurately on straight or pretty intricate cuts: https://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-195210-1001-Comfort-Rotary-Cutter/dp/B000B7M8WU
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,040
Posted By tomkk
The link to the photos doesn't work for me.

The link to the photos doesn't work for me.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,592
Posted By tomkk
I just insulated mine and tucked it away.

I just insulated mine and tucked it away.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,863
Posted By tomkk
I'm flying one of each and actually mostly prefer...

I'm flying one of each and actually mostly prefer the Skyview Touch. Having the flight plan tape on the right side is OK but I was OK with it being the translucent overlay on the map on the SV Touch....
Forum: RV-10 06-25-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By tomkk
Yeah, I do the same with tongue depressors. Can...

Yeah, I do the same with tongue depressors. Can trim to most any shape ...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-24-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,337
Posted By tomkk
Did you do any special prep on the fiberglass?...

Did you do any special prep on the fiberglass? Just wondering about the relative adhesion of the vinyl on fiberglass & aluminum.
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