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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By NinerBikes
Doesn't make sense, how would "TIS AVAILABLE" and...

Doesn't make sense, how would "TIS AVAILABLE" and orange lines of planes be showing up on the MAP, and their elevation above or below us in 100's of ft? Isn't that only available with ADS B In? Or is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,697
Posted By NinerBikes
/\ this, Absolutely. I can take my friends RV-12...

/\ this, Absolutely. I can take my friends RV-12 while sitting in the passenger side at 255# to a heavy right wing, just by shifting my upper body over to the right 3 or 4 inches.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By NinerBikes
There is no "WEATHER OPTIONS" that comes up or...

There is no "WEATHER OPTIONS" that comes up or shows in MAP> MAP MENU on his screen this morning.

There is also no WX tab for INFO at the airport we are at, KWHP.


Very frustrating.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By NinerBikes
Page 7-86, I think, has the answer. Individual...

Page 7-86, I think, has the answer.

Individual Airport METARs / TAFs / Winds Aloft Forecast


"When METAR and/or TAF and/or Winds Aloft Forecast weather reports are available for an
airport, they...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By NinerBikes
OK, we will first try the "WX " switch...

OK, we will first try the "WX " switch highlighted and turned on, first, and see what we get.

Hopefully, that gets us somewhere.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By NinerBikes
Looks like a call to Dynon Technical Support is...

Looks like a call to Dynon Technical Support is required with some walk through while "live" to get this unit up to snuff, one on one. Will post up results, hopefully, once it's resolved.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By NinerBikes
So, If I am receiving traffic, my ADSB In antenna...

So, If I am receiving traffic, my ADSB In antenna and 470 are performing properly? Should I be receiving more than just "TIS Info Available" in the black box in the lower right hand side of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By NinerBikes
Does ADS-B only show air controlled TFR's that...

Does ADS-B only show air controlled TFR's that are circular in shape, and not irregular shaped TFR's? If so, why? Due to terrain and wind, this Fire Fighting TFR is constantly changing and evolving...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By NinerBikes
"From page 7-26 Map Items on Charts To reduce...

"From page 7-26

Map Items on Charts

To reduce visual clutter on charts, map items from SkyView’s databases will only appear on top of a chart in some circumstances. Traffic, user waypoints and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By NinerBikes
ADS-B In with Dynon 470 box and TFR displayed

We have had a local TFR for a fire in effect near the local airport for a week now. The airspace is rather complicated with Class C from KBUR with commercial flights, KVNY west of us 5 miles, and a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,740
Posted By NinerBikes
That looks suspiciously like a ribbon wire...

That looks suspiciously like a ribbon wire failure or connector failure between the computer and the screen, if it was on a laptop computer. The hinging effect on a laptop screen is rough on flexing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,093
Posted By NinerBikes
The idea, here in the USA, of building a RV-12...

The idea, here in the USA, of building a RV-12 E-LSA to Van's specifications, is that you DO the inspections and work yourself, and you don't HAVE to hire an AP, like your friend, to do the work. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,093
Posted By NinerBikes
RV-12 build time, about 800 to 2000 hours,...

RV-12 build time, about 800 to 2000 hours, depending on your skill, knowledge and experience.

Current price tags with the kids building them is about $80 to 85K, depends on motor, the Rotax 912...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By NinerBikes
Would you rather build, or fly? If you want to...

Would you rather build, or fly?

If you want to fly, consider instead buying a used RV-12, and save your time.

Not trying to discourage you, some folks absolutely love the building process, maybe...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-12-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By NinerBikes
Enjoy, I am jealous, it's not so common here in...

Enjoy, I am jealous, it's not so common here in So CA to have these types of opportunities.

Maybe video some of the flight to and from and post up on YouTube?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-12-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,697
Posted By NinerBikes
I would agree that the RV-12, if you are at full...

I would agree that the RV-12, if you are at full throttle for the first few minutes, and climbing out at 75 kt's requires a good amount of depth and pressure on the right rudder to keep the ball...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-12-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 769
Posted By NinerBikes
https://www.windy.com/3OH7?2019-10-13-18,39.043,-8...

https://www.windy.com/3OH7?2019-10-13-18,39.043,-84.238,11,i:pressure
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-11-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,206
Posted By NinerBikes
Kind of sucks that I am such a visual learner, vs...

Kind of sucks that I am such a visual learner, vs reading.

I wonder if Scott or someone else, might have a graph laying around that might diagram this set of functions. TAS vs VNE vs elevation of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,853
Posted By NinerBikes
My buddy replaced his 680 in his RV-12 in Oct of...

My buddy replaced his 680 in his RV-12 in Oct of 2018. It was dead by May 2019. Probably 34 hrs of flying time in that period. Dead cell. Air Spruce replaced it under warranty. New battery was...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-10-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By NinerBikes
IS possibly means "Injected Spritzen" The 912...

IS possibly means "Injected Spritzen" The 912 IS motor is fuel injected. Both it and the 915 IS, which is also fuel injected, are affected by the bulletin.

The 912 ULS engines, having...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 654
Posted By NinerBikes
Or install a CO detector in the cab and run the...

Or install a CO detector in the cab and run the original header until it breaks or cracks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,653
Posted By NinerBikes
Duly noted, very good suggestions about fixing...

Duly noted, very good suggestions about fixing your feet in turbulence, on the rudders. Sounds like it helps lower the work load a bit.

I am 6'5", and sit on a lawn chair pad and back rest, to allow...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By NinerBikes
N836BL usually tries to run 50/50 blend, it...

N836BL usually tries to run 50/50 blend, it varies from fill up to fill up, but one thing consistent is a max of 10 to 12 gallons mogas gets added to fuel tank immediately before flying, and usually...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-05-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By NinerBikes
I've heard of E85, but what is E95? A Typo? Or...

I've heard of E85, but what is E95? A Typo? Or are you thinking E-15? Let's make farmers happy and petroleum happy too, and make it UP TO E-12.5. I bought an Ethanol tester kit a couple of weeks...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-05-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,885
Posted By NinerBikes
For a better understanding, how long is a "long...

For a better understanding, how long is a "long duration" extended climb? Are we talking less than 2 minutes? I usually try to get 600 ft AGL at 75 kts before lowering the angle of attack with the...
Forum: ADS-B 10-05-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By NinerBikes
Thanks guys! You're a wealth of information.

Thanks guys! You're a wealth of information.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-05-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,885
Posted By NinerBikes
How is that going to help you if you botch a...

How is that going to help you if you botch a landing at an unfamiliar airport and have to do a go around, with 4 gallons or less of fuel?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-04-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,885
Posted By NinerBikes
Took a rare trip yesterday that was a bit long,...

Took a rare trip yesterday that was a bit long, from KWHP to KHND, to get some practice in McCarren Class B airspace. Nice tail wind for a free ride there at 9500ft, about 20 -25 kts, and a low and...
Forum: ADS-B 10-03-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By NinerBikes
Dynon ADSB 472 and mounting antenna

Have a friend with a Dynon D1000 Touch in a 2015 RV-12.

When mounting and installing the 472, and antenna, on a RV-12, what would be the preferred location of the antenna.

This antenna also...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-03-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,206
Posted By NinerBikes
Tony, is this pic on a Skyview D1000 Touch or a...

Tony, is this pic on a Skyview D1000 Touch or a HDX model?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,885
Posted By NinerBikes
FAA says E-AB build.

FAA says E-AB build.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,885
Posted By NinerBikes
Thoughts and opinions on the paint scheme on this...

Thoughts and opinions on the paint scheme on this RV-12 for sale.... why you would or wouldn't buy it or make an offer on it.

I don't think I'd be interested in someone else's name on my RV-12. Nor...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-30-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By NinerBikes
If you are really up there in age, buy someone...

If you are really up there in age, buy someone else's completed build, and go flying.

Unless you really need something to take up a lot of your spare time, say after you retire, and you want to be a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-29-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,505
Posted By NinerBikes
Retrofitting a RV-12IS fuel tank into an RV-12....

Retrofitting a RV-12IS fuel tank into an RV-12. Any one thought about it or done it? How difficult and what is involved in removal and replacement?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,340
Posted By NinerBikes
Send Cammie Patch a private message.

Send Cammie Patch a private message.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,747
Posted By NinerBikes
I use my VW fold a key on the keyfob, from my...

I use my VW fold a key on the keyfob, from my Electric VW e-Golf. It has a flat, fold out blade, kind of like a switch blade.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,885
Posted By NinerBikes
Going to try for an unpainted bird, because of...

Going to try for an unpainted bird, because of this! Also a good experience to learn how to properly drill out old rivets, and install and pull new rivets, without building a whole bird. Have to do...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,885
Posted By NinerBikes
Paint would be nice. Probably a lot easier to...

Paint would be nice. Probably a lot easier to take care of than polishing aluminum all the time, which eats up a lot of your time? Just wash and wax with paint.

My friend says he'd help me, no...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,885
Posted By NinerBikes
A 2 to 4 year old paint job is probably worth...

A 2 to 4 year old paint job is probably worth how much more, in your opinion... significant is somewhat vague.

Or look at it the other way, how much less is bare metal and fiberglass worth vs 3 to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,885
Posted By NinerBikes
Good points. No 2 axis auto pilot. with lights,...

Good points.

No 2 axis auto pilot.

with lights, since it's so rare to see one for sale without lights.

with and without interior.


The last 2 RV-12s I've seen sold, one in CA, one in Oregon, were...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By NinerBikes
With interior? Wheel pants? Auto...

With interior?

Wheel pants?

Auto pilot?


Lights?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,885
Posted By NinerBikes
Buying a RV-12 used

Trying to determine fair market value for a buyer of a used RV-12.

Assume it has Dynon D1000 Touch, ADS-B 2020, wheel pants, and paint. 100 to 200 hrs and built by a commercial pilot, or retired...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,328
Posted By NinerBikes
I camp, all the time, where there is no...

I camp, all the time, where there is no electrical power available. With a RV. We actually set ourselves up with Honda generators and solar panels, and they keep us fully charged. One just has to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,328
Posted By NinerBikes
Get a switching Power Supply. I run my very...

Get a switching Power Supply. I run my very expensive Elecraft K3S ham radio off of one of these Mega Watt switching power supplies. You will need to get some 10 or 8 gauge wire to handle up to 30...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By NinerBikes
How soon do you turn off the choke, during...

How soon do you turn off the choke, during warmup? 30 seconds, a minute, or? If it hasn't been done, I'd say rebuild the carbs, too. Do you run a lot of Mogas with ethanol in it, or 100LL?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-25-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By NinerBikes
Thoughts for bypassing the pitch servo? Fighting...

Thoughts for bypassing the pitch servo? Fighting air currents, lift and drop, up an down?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-25-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,328
Posted By NinerBikes
Is this 3/4 amp draw only when the master switch...

Is this 3/4 amp draw only when the master switch is turned on, that the master contactor is pulling current, or is there also a phantom load from the master switch when it's turned off?

Trying to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-25-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,088
Posted By NinerBikes
Assuming you have 750 # bird and 60# of fuel on...

Assuming you have 750 # bird and 60# of fuel on board, how close are you to being the mythical 225 # pilot in command? If you climb at Vx and 75 kts, what do you get for rpm readings then, since you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By NinerBikes
1202xx ? With bracket by that production point,...

1202xx ? With bracket by that production point, since I've no idea fuselage sales in what year sold.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By NinerBikes
Thanks, Tony T. Looks reasonable, then just...

Thanks, Tony T. Looks reasonable, then just getting the wiring harnesses in to the back of the instrument panel.

Any idea what year or serial # the mounts became standard in the builds, vs an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,340
Posted By NinerBikes
Van's, the pdf link shown is no longer valid.

Van's, the pdf link shown is no longer valid.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 731
Posted By NinerBikes
Adding Autopilot servos to a finished RV-12

Since I would be buying the plane used, and don't have blueprints, where are the servo motors located and access to them? Under the seat panel or under the floor board, or under panel where storage...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,990
Posted By NinerBikes
Thanks for the link, Mark.

Thanks for the link, Mark.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By NinerBikes
Very funny, Dale. Was that built by an AP or...

Very funny, Dale. Was that built by an AP or ?

Thoughts on interior of wings and fuselage painted in zinc Chromate? Why or why not? What's it weigh?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-23-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By NinerBikes
I can't fix the 1320# limit for LSA. I'm 255....

I can't fix the 1320# limit for LSA. I'm 255. Not thin, but at 6'5" and 60 the pounds aren't coming off of me like they used to. I don't see the FAA making a 1550 # E LSA class, with their speed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-23-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By NinerBikes
Lightest build RV-12

Curious what your build weight numbers were for weigh in on your certificate? What's considered a light build, with wheel pants installed, and no paint?

What's a good, light build?

Did you zinc...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,340
Posted By NinerBikes
Tach time on the new to you S-LSA ? And new...

Tach time on the new to you S-LSA ? And new pics if you open it up inside. Good data base being formed.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By NinerBikes
Copper based anti seize compound is for unplated,...

Copper based anti seize compound is for unplated, black, steel based threads on the spark plugs.

It is NOT for tri valent plating sacrificial finished NGK plugs that go in a Rotax...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,088
Posted By NinerBikes
Low to mid teens, in elevation... 2% loss/1000 x...

Low to mid teens, in elevation... 2% loss/1000 x 12500 ft is 25% loss of power, or 75% load at full throttle. Probably less than that, not sure how well the Bing carbs adjust fuel mixture flying...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,088
Posted By NinerBikes
What's indicated fuel burn gals/hr on your...

What's indicated fuel burn gals/hr on your Skyview 1000, vs actual fuel burn, at that pace?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,088
Posted By NinerBikes
Thank you. The friend I fly with, usually runs...

Thank you. The friend I fly with, usually runs between 5100 and maybe 5300 rpm.... we usually see about 102 to 107 kt IAS and 115 kt TAS, both coming and going, average, if close to 20 to 25C OAT. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,088
Posted By NinerBikes
Performance Figures for the RV-12

In looking at the performance figures, a distance range is listed for the RV-12 running 5000 Rpm, and also at 5500 rpms.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-12is/#aircraft-details-2


Is it possible or...
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