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Forum: RV-12 12-16-2011, 07:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,946
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Jerry, As there are no AD notes for ELSA's we...

Hi Jerry,

As there are no AD notes for ELSA's we will not have this incentive, but after the first of the year you may find it a good bit harder to sell an unmodified RV-12 with out discounting the...
Forum: RV-12 12-14-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,946
Posted By vernhendershott
In the RV-12 the water (if any) must be moved...

In the RV-12 the water (if any) must be moved from the tank to the gascolator on the lower firewall to get it out as there is no other exit point to drain it from, so it makes sense that there would...
Forum: RV-12 12-14-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,564
Posted By vernhendershott
For what it is worth I just checked my serial...

For what it is worth I just checked my serial number against the ASB and my engine, which was delivered by Van's December 2010 is about 120 numbers short of the start of the problem and as Rotax...
Forum: RV-12 12-14-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,564
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi John, Thank you for the directions to the...

Hi John,

Thank you for the directions to the detailed information that is very helpful.

Now if someone would be kind enough to tell us where we get the $ 1,000 from Rotax to pay the shop to check...
Forum: RV-12 12-13-2011, 03:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 16,946
Posted By vernhendershott
Yes it is nice that Van's has addressed the...

Yes it is nice that Van's has addressed the problem for people who have yet to build the tank. I did not see any indication that a kit and service bulletin are available to tell us what to do. At...
Forum: RV-12 12-09-2011, 12:18 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 20,032
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Dick, No I have not and that is a good idea....

Hi Dick,

No I have not and that is a good idea. As I am one of the lucky few waiting for Skyview I have not been working this problem, I was hoping that someone would have a good solution.

Best...
Forum: RV-12 12-08-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 20,032
Posted By vernhendershott
Very well said and from my very limited knowledge...

Very well said and from my very limited knowledge on the subject correct, but then there is this nasty little "Catch 22" we are required to first build the RV-12 just the way Van's tells us to and we...
Forum: RV-12 12-04-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,032
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Folks, This is a RV-12 thread and most of the...

Hi Folks,

This is a RV-12 thread and most of the sage advice is not the way it needs to be done on the RV-12.

This is one of the areas that Van's plans is very well thought out, follow the plans,...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2011, 05:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,638
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi John, Van's is only doing what is required by...

Hi John,

Van's is only doing what is required by the ASTM rules that require that Van's supply all the parts except things like paint, glue and grease. When their vendors stopped producing the parts...
Forum: RV-12 11-30-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,638
Posted By vernhendershott
Now that it has been announced by Van's perhaps...

Now that it has been announced by Van's perhaps Mitch could provide some more detailed pictures and if permitted tell us a little about what is involved and how it went, things like what had to be...
Forum: RV-12 11-25-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,880
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Joe, The wing tie-downs are very strongly...

Hi Joe,

The wing tie-downs are very strongly attached to the front spar to take the load, the wing tip handles were designed to allow you to hold about 50 pounds (the maximum weight you will see at...
Forum: RV-12 11-24-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,737
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Bob, An open trailer is a very good idea in...

Hi Bob,

An open trailer is a very good idea in most cases to be able to bring your aircraft home to work on when it needs it and for off season storage.

You have discovered the better idea of...
Forum: RV-12 11-22-2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 20,032
Posted By vernhendershott
I agree with BigJohn, and Marty may have a good...

I agree with BigJohn, and Marty may have a good part of the answer. My first RV-12 had the original throttle set and you had to lock the friction control to stop throttle movement, if you did not...
Forum: RV-12 11-16-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,737
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi John, Sounds like a good trailer solution....

Hi John,

Sounds like a good trailer solution.

I think one of the best reasons to have a trailer around (could be shared by several RV-12 owners) is to go and collect the aircraft if it develops a...
Forum: RV-12 11-16-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,229
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Tim, This is what 6 year old Grand children...

Hi Tim,

This is what 6 year old Grand children are for, if you have none near by find a local child they will enjoy the opportunity to participate and you will save the cost of having ET make a...
Forum: RV-12 11-15-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 27,580
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Scott, Nice to hear from you again. I would...

Hi Scott,

Nice to hear from you again.

I would like to point out that I did not rely on leaked information or rumor when I made the decision to wait for the Skyview avionics package. Yes it is true...
Forum: RV-12 11-15-2011, 11:13 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 27,580
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi KALEWIS, Let me first say I hold no ill...

Hi KALEWIS,

Let me first say I hold no ill feelings toward you as you are just looking out for your own best interest.

If Van's puts anyone on a list before allowing the many others who have been...
Forum: RV-12 11-10-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,507
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Bruce, Thanks, sounds like we will have a lot...

Hi Bruce,

Thanks, sounds like we will have a lot of not so fun work to do if and when we get an avionics kit next year.

Best regards,
Vern
Forum: RV-12 11-10-2011, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,507
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Bruce, What is the new tail cone top...

Hi Bruce,

What is the new tail cone top skin?

Best regards,
Vern
Forum: RV-12 11-10-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,507
Posted By vernhendershott
Since some of the parts are not yet in stock I...

Since some of the parts are not yet in stock I think we can assume that all kits in customer hands today are "older" in this context.

Best regards,
Vern
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,389
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Don, Thank you for your clear and candid...

Hi Don,

Thank you for your clear and candid answers that is a very positive sign for you and your product.

Sadly far to many companies have prospered in aviation and are now gone even after having...
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2011, 05:51 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 38,737
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi, I do not think that the tank sealant we are...

Hi,

I do not think that the tank sealant we are using would work as it gets to hard and will crack when disturbed.

I think you may be on the right track though, I do not know what it was but in...
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,389
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Don, I hope you are a success with the...

Hi Don,

I hope you are a success with the project, as I see it hear are the good and the not so good:

Good

Eliminates the dual carb issues
Eliminates the spring pull on the throttle
more...
Forum: RV-12 11-06-2011, 04:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,946
Posted By vernhendershott
The original avionics with the 496 was about $...

The original avionics with the 496 was about $ 13,500 and no we do not know when, if, or how much on a new avionics kit. It has been promoted for about 18 months by Van's but they do not yet seem to...
Forum: RV-12 11-05-2011, 05:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,476
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Jim, I will try to get some pictures over the...

Hi Jim,

I will try to get some pictures over the weekend.

Best regards,
Vern
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,476
Posted By vernhendershott
Several of our RV-8 folks have tried to open the...

Several of our RV-8 folks have tried to open the canopy in flight and found that they could only get it open less than a foot and if they let go it came forward again.

We have replaced the bolts...
Forum: RV-12 11-03-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,211
Posted By vernhendershott
If you have the tail cone installed when you do...

If you have the tail cone installed when you do the installation of the flapaeron tubes the aircraft would have to be on its wheels or upright on a table so that you can crawl back to the rear of the...
Forum: RV-12 11-02-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,211
Posted By vernhendershott
Well when you are well into the fuselage kit I...

Well when you are well into the fuselage kit I would have hoped by now that we all understood that Van's does not do finished holes for any bolt so if you see the plans call for a bolt ream the holes...
Forum: RV-12 10-27-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,555
Posted By vernhendershott
This came with the first light kit and we assume...

This came with the first light kit and we assume it is to prevent the rectifier from over heating at higher load levels that may occur with the added draw of the lights.

It would be a good idea for...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 38,737
Posted By vernhendershott
Perhaps you would like to talk to ATL they make...

Perhaps you would like to talk to ATL they make great fuel tanks for just about everything, I had one for my car many years ago and it worked fine. Take a look at their web site it is very...
Forum: RV-12 10-23-2011, 08:58 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 38,737
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Don, Yes once you have the tool bought the...

Hi Don,

Yes once you have the tool bought the cost of one more tank is not that high with good quality rotationally molded tanks. The tool (metal box much like a mold to do a fiberglass part) which...
Forum: RV-12 10-20-2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,556
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Richard, The part that you did not get is...

Hi Richard,

The part that you did not get is that I was told "shortly" in November of 2010 so at Van's it has no meaning or at least not a good one.

Best regards,
Vern
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,706
Posted By vernhendershott
Just another long shot; did you clean the screen...

Just another long shot; did you clean the screen in the oil tank and the bottom of the oil tank and if so are you sure the plate that holds the bottom of the screen is in right side up? Just from...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,511
Posted By vernhendershott
We removed the wings each flight on our first one...

We removed the wings each flight on our first one due to hangar space and the only problem we had was the Van's supplied rubber, when we changed to soft 1/8 inch material it worked fine and we had no...
Forum: RV-12 09-30-2011, 02:05 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,556
Posted By vernhendershott
Oh, you get used to it after a year or so, cheer...

Oh, you get used to it after a year or so, cheer up we probably do not have more than a year yet to wait.

Best regards,
Vern
Forum: RV-12 09-12-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,556
Posted By vernhendershott
Collecting dust and waiting with 120223 started...

Collecting dust and waiting with 120223 started 15 May 2010 no real work done on it this year, just waiting.

Best regards,
Vern
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,463
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Erik, The rib clips on the spar are built in...

Hi Erik,

The rib clips on the spar are built in several sizes so that they get a longer flange and rivet holes a greater distance from the face of the spar as the spar layers end so that all of the...
Forum: RV-12 09-09-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,162
Posted By vernhendershott
The part is past recovery, you can recover the...

The part is past recovery, you can recover the drill by grinding off the bushing until the metal will crack and then the drill will come out, it is likely bent just a little from the jam so check it...
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,458
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Joe, If you follow the Van's instructions and...

Hi Joe,

If you follow the Van's instructions and have the measurements on the tubs exactly as they tell you, with both flaperons clamped when you drill the torque tubes you will end up with the 1/8...
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2011, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,458
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Don, You could use the chuck end of a 3/16...

Hi Don,

You could use the chuck end of a 3/16 drill bit with some masking tape wrapped around it so that it is 1 & 5/16 long beyond the tape, would save you the expense of buying a bolt. It is only...
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,084
Posted By vernhendershott
Waiting for Godot is an absurdist play by Samuel...

Waiting for Godot is an absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for someone named Godot ...


Best regards,
Vern
Forum: RV-12 09-03-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,084
Posted By vernhendershott
Its only been about 10 months of waiting and it...

Its only been about 10 months of waiting and it looks like several more as Mitch will not get the Beta test installation done until the end of this month assuming that he gets the kit some time soon,...
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2011, 05:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,814
Posted By vernhendershott
The picture has been cropped, the original shows...

The picture has been cropped, the original shows the water skier he is pulling:p
Forum: RV-12 08-25-2011, 05:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,956
Posted By vernhendershott
The plan is good but I use a piece of cardboard...

The plan is good but I use a piece of cardboard and an ice pick, draw some layout lines (about 1 in. by 1 in.) on the card board then punch a hole at each intersection, you can then insert (with a...
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 39,218
Posted By vernhendershott
You are on the right track. The speed restriction...

You are on the right track. The speed restriction is for 120 Kts. at sea level in level flight at maximum certified continuous power, there is a Cub look a like that uses the Lyc. 180 HP engine...
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,398
Posted By vernhendershott
The fans are on the same fuse as the fuel pump,...

The fans are on the same fuse as the fuel pump, if you have the fuel pump fuse pulled to prevent dry operation, as you should, then the fans will not run. If your fuse is pulled turn the master off...
Forum: RV-12 08-12-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 14,934
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Don, I will leave question one to Mel as a...

Hi Don,

I will leave question one to Mel as a DAR he should know, but my guess is no.

The major advantage of the ELSA is that any new owner can take the 16 hour course and to the annual so it would...
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2011, 08:42 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 296,095
Posted By vernhendershott
If you had a fine Brompton folding bike, its...

If you had a fine Brompton folding bike, its folded size is 24 x 24 x11 and it weighs about 28 pounds, it should fit. They are a good ride but are not cheap as they are very well built in London....
Forum: RV-12 08-04-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,217
Posted By vernhendershott
Fitting the wing can be done one wing at a time...

Fitting the wing can be done one wing at a time which only takes about 6" more than the space to do the wing build. I would suggest that you make two spacer to fit in the space where the other spar...
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,391
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Ken, You might try ...

Hi Ken,

You might try

airplanecolor.com

they have a 3D model of the RV-12 in their paint planning program, I think they have a 30 day free trial as well.

Best...
Forum: RV-12 07-23-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,871
Posted By vernhendershott
Since this is a RV-12 he may not have the rivet...

Since this is a RV-12 he may not have the rivet gun and bucking bar needed to use solid rivets in the locations he marked in his photos.

Best regards,
Vern
Forum: RV-12 07-23-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,871
Posted By vernhendershott
The #27 drill makes a hole that should be 0.1440...

The #27 drill makes a hole that should be 0.1440 inches and if you get Cherry Max CR3242 4-1 for use with a grip of 0.032 to 0.063 or CR3242 4-2 for use with a grip of 0.063 to 0.125 inches you will...
Forum: RV-12 07-21-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,770
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Steve, I share your plan to leave, but I have...

Hi Steve,

I share your plan to leave, but I have not yet figured out how you would get out of a RV-12 with the front hinged canopy, I know that you might break the canopy but I am not sure that you...
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,245
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi, We have done most of them here by using the...

Hi,

We have done most of them here by using the hose from one of the kits that is not as far along. We just disconnect the real hose at both ends, cap the oil tank fitting with an AN Cap and attach...
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,236
Posted By vernhendershott
The tires that are supplied by Van's are light in...

The tires that are supplied by Van's are light in weight and are very cost effective but they do not last very long, they do last longer on the RV-12 but on the bigger RV's 50 hours is about it. When...
Forum: RV-12 07-09-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,519
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Wayne, The Rotax normally uses no oil between...

Hi Wayne,

The Rotax normally uses no oil between changes so I am sorry to say that you may need to explore the issue further, could be that you may be adding to much oil and it is getting blown out....
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,233
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Don, This is an easy one, you put the "Real...

Hi Don,

This is an easy one, you put the "Real Switch", for the FAA's benefit on a bracket just inside the oil check door on the cowl, this makes it a "Ground Adjustable Only" fine electric prop....
Forum: RV-12 07-02-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,233
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi, Like the RV-9 the RV-12 is longer winged and...

Hi,

Like the RV-9 the RV-12 is longer winged and has more drag so the small amount of extra power (10 %) is not going to do a lot more for you. With a cruise prop and wheel pants you should get...
Forum: RV-12 07-01-2011, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,341
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Don, Looks like it came out OK, like most of...

Hi Don,

Looks like it came out OK, like most of us you will need to use some fill and do some sanding. Keep on trucking.

Best regards,
Vern
Forum: RV-12 07-01-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,487
Posted By vernhendershott
You are of course right, but most of us do not...

You are of course right, but most of us do not yet have an old spark plug so we have to go buy a new one (about $ 4) then tell me again how simple this is after you have "Just ...knock out all of the...
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,341
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Don, I would let it cure, if you pull it...

Hi Don,

I would let it cure, if you pull it before that it may take a set that is not the shape you want.

Best regards,
Vern
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,341
Posted By vernhendershott
Hi Don, Glad you got the first part done. The...

Hi Don,

Glad you got the first part done. The next challenge is separation of the fiberglass from the rest of the aircraft, found that a frosting spreader works best if your wife has one, they are a...
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