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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By E. D. Eliot
I owe, I owe, I owe

Once again, Scott, you nailed it. What more can I say then I owe you once more - so grateful. Hope to buy your dinner some day!!! You just saved me a lot of time and ??? whatever is next. Thank...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Garmin 200 - troubleshooting

Lighted off my Garmin 200 that is installed in the panel of my RV-12 for the first time.

Receives ok
Transmits carrier but not voice.

Checked Garmin troubleshooting on line - no failures of this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,830
Posted By E. D. Eliot
I-Pad/Foreflight Info - Need help in purchases

Back to flying soon. Hope that my question isn't too basic.

I have held off on purchasing an ( - ) pad device until I was set up with my CFI. Met him today and will resume training soon.

My CFI...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,666
Posted By E. D. Eliot
No expert but ---

Your last post scares me. Don't want to alarm you but if that happened to me, I'd ground the airplane and check everything in the controls systems and in particular, the mounting of the VS, HS, and...
Forum: RV-12 04-25-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,110
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Easy/Simple things first

I'd buy a complete set of new plugs and install them. Save the current set as this may not be the problem. I have experienced one new plug that was no good. Maybe you too? Best of skill to you in...
Forum: RV-12 04-04-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,403
Posted By E. D. Eliot
My first time!!

I may not be typical here - I had and still do have a lot to learn about fiberglass ops! I found the 'process' enjoyable and challenging at the same time. Followed Van's instructions as exactly as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 730
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Bending

Think that I'd cut it off, get a new piece or two of the same number aluminum tubing (in my case, it might take two in order to get it right), bend it on a wooden frame with the desired radius, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,721
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Avionics

I'm building an RV-12 right now so I have little choice (Dynon or Garmin) and no choice on where the antennas go. So, it's easy for me. I'm already planning my next build. I'm going with Dynon in...
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,193
Posted By E. D. Eliot
MSTRB=great

Bought the MSTRB as recommended by Rich. Received in just a few days and this thing is awesome even when powered by a small 9V battery. It's almost blinding even in daylight!

As above, I will use...
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,193
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Ordered

Thank you all for this most timely discussion and information. Just ordered the MSTRB flasher. About $45 delivered. As above, I will mount this unit on top of the VS of my RV-12. Flying from...
Forum: RV-11 02-27-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,581
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Let it fly!

Hope that you all can get it flying again - maybe with a more contemporary engine. I think that you will be surprised by the demand for a kit 'if' you are able to find the right engine. I'd love to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-21-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 980
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Suggestion for success

I have found that the best 'tool' that I have found is someone who is willing to spend a little - or a lot- of time getting my feet on the ground as far as set up and beginning my build. Doesn't...
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By E. D. Eliot
I'm thankful

I am thankful that the people at Van's are proactive as to bettering the RV-12. Makes my finished airplane safer. This airplane design is still maturing and I think that the low number of SBs...
Forum: RV-12 02-15-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 30,080
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Want to comply!!

I do appreciate this SB and all of the work that the technical staff at Van's must have put into it. Would have liked to order tonight but can't because I'm not sure which new parts need to be...
Forum: RV-12 02-15-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Wings now?

Ok, since you asked for info, I'll give you my 'opinion'.

Since you have built the empennage, you should be handy enough with the tools and procedures to build any part of the kit that you choose. ...
Forum: RV-12 02-12-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,163
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Dynon Radio?

I'll admit it, I'm allergic to Garmin avionics and fully support Dynon. This is my choice so I'll not debate with you or criticize your choice of Garmin.

So, I want to prospect of eventually...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,662
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thoughts

I have zero experience with Lycoming but a fair amount with auto engines - obviously, I am not an expert but - I'd first change the 'new' plugs out for another new set. Sometimes, you will get a bad...
Forum: RV-12 01-18-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Awesome and thank you both

I am overwhelmed by both responses. I appreciate so much. Thank you - you have made my sleep tonight peaceful. Best to you, Ed
Forum: RV-12 01-18-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Gosh darned PURPLE WIRE?

Sorry to admit, I have a problem to which I can't find the solution even after studying the wiring diagram - help please.

We are wiring up the wires on the engine side of the FW. Suddenly, out of...
Forum: RV-10 01-08-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,307
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Only one Pug?

You have room for at least two more pugs - these are truly amazing dogs. Best to you!
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,359
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Link attached - I hope

Here's the photo link - I hope.


https://imgur.com/q5BNhUU
Forum: RV-12 01-04-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,359
Posted By E. D. Eliot
TESTING - 3 blade prop in RV-12 iS

Was at Van's yesterday - looking around, returning parts that I over-ordered, picking up new parts. Walked out to the hanger to look at what's new just as Scott returned from an iS demo flight. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,541
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Update - today

As many of you suggested, the Home Depot tint did not work. Mixed up ok but I was not happy with the somewhat rough finish. It's in the 70s here and the epoxy took about 24 hours to set up which is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,541
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you

I appreciate all of the info given. I'll head back to West Marine today and see if they have 501 since it seems to be the safest appropriate answer. Thanks again - Ed Eliot
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,541
Posted By E. D. Eliot
White Tint for Epoxy

Posting this question for the group as I can't fine the answer with the search mode here. I'll bet that the answer is here, I just can't find it - sorry.

I'm going to put a final coat of epoxy...
Forum: RV-14 11-22-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,865
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Partain - yes

I've had the best service from Partain also. My experience goes back a few years so I can't vouch for the present.

Truck loads your kit at Van's back door and delivers it to your garage/airport -...
Forum: RV-12 11-11-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,592
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Rv-12 Add

Following is my opinion - but you asked for opinion and here is mine.

In my opinion, the improvements that Van's has made to the 'new' RV-12 are magnificent. I bought my 12 kit in 2009 and didn't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,429
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you all

Just ordered this $8 book from GAHco. Free shipping next week. If using a credit card, you need to call them first. Wish that I had known about this book a long time ago. Thanks, everyone.:cool:
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you Krea

Thank you very much - I appreciate. Very helpful and timely.
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,400
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Rotax push rods manditory check/fix

Received a note from Rotax that some engines that were built or rebuilt in 16' - 17' have bad push rods installed. If that issue was discussed here, I missed it - sorry.

I'm interested to know if...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2017, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,038
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you all

Ordered a motorcycle balancing assembly from HF as my local HF does not stock it. Thanks to all who responded - I appreciate. Best to you all.
Forum: Tools 09-30-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,361
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Angry Don't buy a Wilton

Did a lot of research a few years back and decided that a Wilton (same company as the vices?) would be a quality machine. Loose bearings in the head? have given me fits ever since day one. If I had...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2017, 05:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,038
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Balancing tire/hub assembly

Seeking to gain some some knowledge here. I have a new badly out of balance tire - never flown. Took the assembly out to Allen at Anti-Splat and he confirmed that I had the dot on the tire matched...
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,216
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Request - please

Request that someone could post the drawings for the fixture again. The old drawing posts have been wiped out by? Thanks in advance.
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,354
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Engine SNs?

Is there a list of engines by serial numbers of engines that have the newest floats? Anyone know? Vans?

It would be good to know if my still unstarted 912 has the old or new ones.

Thanks.
Forum: Fiberglass 09-20-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 12,445
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thanks again, Dan

I appreciate that you gave me a personal lesson. I did my layup using an approximately 8/1 scarf, backed up with a scrap aluminum piece cut to size.

First layup, I used three layers of fg on...
Forum: Tools 08-19-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,216
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Don't buy WILTON

Did a lot of research a few years ago and chose a Wilton floor model. Sorry to say, it is junk. Would probably have done better to buy HF. Drills nice triagular holes though. Will take the head...
Forum: RV-12 08-18-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you

Many thanks to both of you who took the time to answer my question. Yes, we really go 'all in' when we trim the fiberglass to the scribe lines! I have the bottom one half cut and sanded to the...
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,686
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Cowlingfront/spinner clearance

I'm interested to know what you have found the measurement between the front of the cowl and the rear of the spinner to be. I suppose that this will be self evident when I get there in the cowl...
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2017, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By E. D. Eliot
PM

Lon - I sent you a PM - I'm in San Pedro. Best to you, Ed Eliot
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,848
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Garmin Co.

Your experience with Garmin company repair policies is sad. I decided a long time ago that I could not afford any equipment with Big Gs name on it because of the $500 look see or their equipment....
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,191
Posted By E. D. Eliot
VR

I suspect the VR whenever weird things begin to happen. Have you purchased a replacement VR to carry with you just in case? We seem to have an airframe good for many years, an engine good for 2000...
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,995
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Crude?

I have owned several 1600 VW type autos. While in college, I didn't have the resources go buy a carb balancer. To get a 'carb balance', I stuck one end of a 3' long 1/4" plastic fuel line into each...
Forum: RV-12 07-24-2017, 12:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,332
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Enough elect. power?

Thanks to all who helped me make my decision. Now, I'm concerned about the ability of the Rotax to provide enough power to run my set up. Flying here in LA area, I want my landing light (or two...
Forum: RV-12 07-19-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,691
Posted By E. D. Eliot
'New' - 12

Van's has up graded the 12 kit and in my opinion, this is good. The fact that the upgrade makes my still to be completed and flown 12 kit obsolete is real but the facts are that I still will have an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,117
Posted By E. D. Eliot
How to order a part from VAN'S

Today, I tried to order a part from VAN'S on line feature. I conclude that I must be the dumbest person on the internet because my attempts at ordering a simple replacement part were REJECTED by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-17-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,343
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Whine in headset

While flying a rented 172 with my instructor at night - over LA, we heard a brief 'whine' in the headsets. Your situation is likely different but after we landed at an uncontrolled airport, my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,248
Posted By E. D. Eliot
The boss

Huck Fin - it works almost every time. No beer if he is going to fly that beauty today. But do buy beer for the 'crew'.:cool:
Forum: RV-12 07-09-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,184
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Another way to do it

I took a 3/8" wooden dowel and cut two pieces from the stick - one piece about 6" long and the other about 12" long. Smooth one end of each stick that you will use.

Place dowel into a vice, etc....
Forum: COMM 07-05-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,232
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Call Matt tomorrow

Matt is MR. MGL. Located at Torrance California Airport, he is a great resource for MGL equipment - likely he can solve your problem over the phone. I know that he will stick with you until you are...
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2017, 04:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,393
Posted By E. D. Eliot
No big deal - no short cuts

Remember when you were a kid and you wanted to learn how to ride a 'two wheeler'? Same deal here - looks hard - its easy once you have a little experience.

My first time with fiber glass. I had a...
Forum: RV-12 06-27-2017, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,819
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Build order

It's probably best to follow Van's order of build as that is probably the easiest way to do it. You have a space problem for sure but you can build it out of order with just a few induced problems. ...
Forum: RV-12 06-25-2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,560
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Suggestion

When my kids were in college, I maintained a fleet of four well used but pretty reliable small 1996 Oldsmobiles for them. I grew pretty good at finding and solving electrical problems with that...
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,652
Posted By E. D. Eliot
New - Cooling Vents on Van's RV-12

Was up at Van's last week and took advantage of my time there to have a close look at the factory 12. You know, to exactly see how they constructed things that I am currently constructing. Noticed...
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2017, 10:48 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,727
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Tank?

Trying desperately to keep it simple here - a long shot and easy to check. Check your return line fuel flow and tank vent, etc. Hope this helps.
Forum: RV-12 05-02-2017, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,332
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Dual Displays?

About 4K to add a second Dynon to my panel order. For those who have two of them, I am wondering how much you use the second one? Also, how do you use it? Four K is a lot for me so I am wondering...
Forum: RV-12 04-16-2017, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,786
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Agree

My fuel tank is done and proofed for one week using the balloon method. Hopefully, it will be ok with gasoline in it.

I think that a plastic tank (don't know which plastic) would be best and I'd...
Forum: RV-12 04-15-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,238
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you for the quick answer

I will try and find the part tomorrow and then call Matco on Monday. Thanks again - I appreciate you guys.
Forum: RV-12 04-14-2017, 10:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,238
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Matco wheel assembly help

Ok - I messed up and 'misplaced' two washers that go on my main gear assembly. These are listed on PP 35-04 figure 3. They are listed as 'washer' and are placed between the wheel bearing and the...
Forum: RV-10 04-14-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,877
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Mentor & basics class

Excellent advice on getting to a basics class. This will be cost effective because you will have a better idea of which tools to purchase (and from which vendors), your confidence will be up, and...
Forum: RV-12 04-14-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,792
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Standoffs

John - I am interested to know what your source for the standoff is - also the catalog numbers if you can find them.

I have reached the conclusion that as soon as I have my aircraft certification...
Forum: RV-10 04-11-2017, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,877
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Get a mentor!!!

I started my RV-12 build a year ago. Progress was slowwwww. Primarily because I was somewhat afraid to 'just do it'.

Found a person who was willing to tutor me at home in my garage where I am...
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