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Forum: RV-12 06-28-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,176
Posted By newamiga
Wonder if the new prototype plane being finished...

Wonder if the new prototype plane being finished and Oshkosh coming might indicate some changes?

Carl
Forum: RV-12 03-10-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,121
Posted By newamiga
RV Builders White Pages

I wasn't sure if you had seen the white pages feature on the site here? You can search by various different features, including by aircarft type and see who else might be near you.

The link is...
Forum: RV-12 02-08-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,769
Posted By newamiga
So I was watching a good two part video on...

So I was watching a good two part video on YouTube of a Rotax Maint class done at Lockwood recently. One of the items they discussed and that I hadn't heard of before are two seals in front of the...
Forum: RV-12 09-18-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,059
Posted By newamiga
Guys, I own an S-LSA with a 912 that I fly on...

Guys,
I own an S-LSA with a 912 that I fly on long cross countries fairly frequently. I have experienced stumbles several times over the past couple years. Most recently on my trip to OSH this...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By newamiga
Might check with Ed Babovec up at Longmont. He...

Might check with Ed Babovec up at Longmont. He has extensive experience working on LSA's for many years. His info is:

303-587-0174
email: aerovations@live.com

Carl
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,907
Posted By newamiga
Perhaps check Lane Community College in Eugene. ...

Perhaps check Lane Community College in Eugene. They own several factory built RV-12's they train in. You could perhaps go down there and get comfortable and then fly off the phase I? I know LCC...
Forum: RV-14 01-11-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,367
Posted By newamiga
I am just starting my -14A build in Colorado...

I am just starting my -14A build in Colorado Springs. Empennage here, slow build wings on the way and QB fuselage on order.

Carl
Forum: RV-14 12-07-2016, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,797
Posted By newamiga
Done Lurking!

I have a RV-12 kit that I got to the fuselage mostly finished stage. I had been a sport pilot who went on to get my private ticket. I own a S-LSA and had started building the RV-12 before I bought...
Forum: RV-14 09-12-2016, 06:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,460
Posted By newamiga
I met a guy with a nice 9 this past weekend at a...

I met a guy with a nice 9 this past weekend at a poker run. He made the comment a couple times that he felt like his 9 flew just like a 172. I have flown the 14, but never flown the 9. I was kind...
Forum: RV-12 06-22-2016, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,484
Posted By newamiga
PAP Test Pilot Question?

So I was reading through the PAP document. I noticed in the PAP section of flight testing it says the following:

Test Pilot Qualifications:
A test pilot must have at least the following...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2016, 07:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,695
Posted By newamiga
I think this looks like a better...

I think this looks like a better deal.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/prod140949.html

Carl
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,482
Posted By newamiga
Curious if the plane ever had an initial or...

Curious if the plane ever had an initial or subsequent 24 month pitot static check?

I met at least one RV-12 builder who had signed this off himself, rather than having a test with a properly...
Forum: RV-12 07-07-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,209
Posted By newamiga
At least for the guy here at airport, he says...

At least for the guy here at airport, he says there is no such thing as just a VFR check and that in order to verify that the encoder is putting out accurate data, he has to check the pitot system to...
Forum: ADS-B 06-28-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,886
Posted By newamiga
I don't know if you guys saw the Appareo new box...

I don't know if you guys saw the Appareo new box they were showing off at SnF this year? It is basically a form factor very similar to the GTX 327 that combines all of the transponder functions with...
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,374
Posted By newamiga
I am building a -12 but have flown the factory...

I am building a -12 but have flown the factory -14 and a few -12's. I ended up buying a factory built S-LSA that is very similar to the -12 in about every respect. It also has the 100 HP Rotax. I...
Forum: RV-12 03-08-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,283
Posted By newamiga
Great news. I was recently out in Napa visiting...

Great news. I was recently out in Napa visiting wine country and looking for LSA rental options in the area. I am also building a RV-12 and own a Gobosh 700, which is similar in flight...
Forum: RV-12 02-25-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,851
Posted By newamiga
I fly my Gobosh into the Rockies out here in...

I fly my Gobosh into the Rockies out here in Colorado. I have flown it into Leadville and Buena Vista. We don't go into the mountains after lunch, or when the winds are above 10-12 kts aloft at...
Forum: RV-12 02-25-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,124
Posted By newamiga
No conduit but I really like the dowel idea.

No conduit but I really like the dowel idea.
Forum: RV-12 02-25-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,124
Posted By newamiga
Bill I used bright orange string and taped in at...

Bill I used bright orange string and taped in at both ends. I am about 90% sure it isn't in there from what I can see looking down from the trailing edge of the wing. I am sure I can get something...
Forum: RV-12 02-25-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,124
Posted By newamiga
Thanks for the suggestions guys. I briefly tried...

Thanks for the suggestions guys. I briefly tried some stiff wire yesterday, but from the wing root vice from the outboard hole. I am going to cut the hole and try the other way in.

Carl
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,124
Posted By newamiga
Lighting Kit Wiring Post Wing Finish

Ok, so I pulled the string in the wing. Unfortunately it appears that in the move between hangars it has gone MIA. I am not happy about this situation. I searched and could really only find one...
Forum: RV-12 02-05-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,275
Posted By newamiga
I think they should explicitly say that there are...

I think they should explicitly say that there are a lot more solid rivets in the RV-12 kit than they hint at. Certainly it is mostly pulled rivets, but there are still quite a few solid rivets. I...
Forum: RV-12 01-25-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,837
Posted By newamiga
Tim, It is a journey. It is more a...

Tim,
It is a journey. It is more a question of persistence than difficulty. I found that training multiple times a week really helped in expediting getting my SP ticket. The cross country...
Forum: RV-12 01-25-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,837
Posted By newamiga
You do have to meet the cross country training...

You do have to meet the cross country training requirements in order to be signed off for your check ride as a SP. You will also plan and start off on your planned cross country as a part of your...
Forum: RV-12 01-21-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,387
Posted By newamiga
Wow.. thanks for all the info. Those are some...

Wow.. thanks for all the info. Those are some nice looking panels and exactly how I want mine to look.

Carl
Forum: RV-12 01-21-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,387
Posted By newamiga
That is exactly what I was looking...

That is exactly what I was looking for.

Thanks

Carl
Forum: RV-12 01-21-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,387
Posted By newamiga
Instrument Panel Treatment Similar to the Factory RV-12

Guys,
I searched the forum but could't find reference to a treatment that is similar to the factory RV-12 black panel treatment. It looked to me to be a stick on treatment. I spoke to the...
Forum: RV-12 01-07-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,523
Posted By newamiga
He will only do IFR checks even on VFR only...

He will only do IFR checks even on VFR only aircraft. He says there is no such thing as a VFR check. His argument is that if the system is producing faulty altitude info and you are just checking...
Forum: RV-12 01-07-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,523
Posted By newamiga
Thanks Mel.. I told him that too. Carl

Thanks Mel.. I told him that too.

Carl
Forum: RV-12 01-07-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,523
Posted By newamiga
Pitot Static Lines and Getting Initial PS and Altimeter Inspection

Folks,
I have a question for you all. I have had the PS and altimeter/encoder tested a couple times for my 24 month window in my S-LSA. The guy who does the inspections looked at the RV-12....
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,528
Posted By newamiga
The folks from Synergy Air have done an...

The folks from Synergy Air have done an outstanding job putting this Expo together. Today was very informative and valuable. This after the Rainbow Aviation folks did a great job yesterday with the...
Forum: RV-12 05-12-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,271
Posted By newamiga
Congrats on the new purchase. I would suggest...

Congrats on the new purchase. I would suggest you look for a LSA maintenance facility vice one that specializes in Vans aircraft specifically. I believe US Aviation in Denton is supposed to be a...
Forum: RV-12 04-13-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,805
Posted By newamiga
They actually addressed this at the Vans forum at...

They actually addressed this at the Vans forum at SnF too. The issue is the power draw in its current form. They did say something about Dynon making some change to make the power draw not quite as...
Forum: RV-12 04-13-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,805
Posted By newamiga
Her is a VAF thread on the G3X touch. It...

Her is a VAF thread on the G3X touch. It includes a shot of the -12 with dual G3X touch screens. I played with the screen quite a bit at the Garmin booth at SnF and spent some time looking at it in...
Forum: RV-12 03-12-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,572
Posted By newamiga
I flew another 912 powered LSA up to Oshkosh from...

I flew another 912 powered LSA up to Oshkosh from Colorado a couple years ago and had an experience that would certainly make me agree you should just replace those gaskets. We ended up with a...
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,820
Posted By newamiga
Thanks for all the great replies. I will wait...

Thanks for all the great replies. I will wait until the end to wire them up then.

Carl
Forum: RV-12 08-12-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,820
Posted By newamiga
Safety Wire Gascolator

Guys installing the gascolator the directions say to safety wire the four screws on it. What I am wondering is exactly how to safety wire them? Not how to use the tool and wire but rather where do...
Forum: RV-12 07-23-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,316
Posted By newamiga
I too am building a RV-12 down at Meadow Lake in...

I too am building a RV-12 down at Meadow Lake in Colorado Springs. I currently own a Rotax 912 based Aero AT-4 or Gobosh 700. The RV-12 is actually lighter in gross and having flown both planes I...
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,847
Posted By newamiga
Bruce.. welcome aboard. I too went for a demo...

Bruce.. welcome aboard. I too went for a demo ride a couple years ago and decided to build one. I think you will learn a lot in the demo. It flies great. I had a chance to look at a factory bird...
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2013, 12:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,176
Posted By newamiga
I asked Phil Lockwood the question about...

I asked Phil Lockwood the question about replacing the pump if there were no signs of issues with it before this SB came out. He pointed me to one of his senior techs who said it wasn't worth doing....
Forum: RV-12 05-17-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By newamiga
The weather is definitely looking better this...

The weather is definitely looking better this year. Glad they will be there.
Forum: RV-12 05-17-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 866
Posted By newamiga
RMLSA Expo in Denver this Weekend and RV-12

Anyone know if the factory demo bird will be at FTG this weekend for the RMLSA expo? They show Van's as exhibiting but they did last year and I didn't see them there. Just curious if anyone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,665
Posted By newamiga
One key feature of both the Onex and the Panther...

One key feature of both the Onex and the Panther beside he acro ability is that they can be built sport pilot compliant. The RV-3 and -4 are really nice but bot SP compliant. For many this is an...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,665
Posted By newamiga
Yes I flew the east coast demo plane and loved...

Yes I flew the east coast demo plane and loved it. I have about 200 hours in the Gobosh and love it as well. I found the two to fly fairly similarly. The biggest difference was full flaperons on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,665
Posted By newamiga
I am seriously considering selling off my RV-12...

I am seriously considering selling off my RV-12 sub kits and building a Onex. I love the -12 but I started building and then bought a Gobosh S-LSA. The -12 and Gobosh are very similar, save the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-07-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,177
Posted By newamiga
I recently signed up for this Bush Pilot class...

I recently signed up for this Bush Pilot class for the first week of June. Sounds fun and Don Lee who runs the place was recently featured in National Geographic's Alaska Wingmen...
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,113
Posted By newamiga
Jab 3300 RV-12 at Sun n Fun 2013

I don't want to re-start any discussions on the merits or not of the engine choice or the fuel in the wings. I saw this plane at Sun n Fun and it looked awesome. The build quality was really nice...
Forum: RV-12 02-05-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,289
Posted By newamiga
I would offer one other difference in building...

I would offer one other difference in building between the two.. or actually two differences. I bought the plans for the S-19 after visting RANS and flying the plane and touring the factory. In...
Forum: RV-12 02-04-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,289
Posted By newamiga
http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/rv12perf.htm A...

http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/rv12perf.htm

Actually Vans says 135 MPH :)

I agree that those numbers have so many variables as to be not real useful. I have flown both aircraft and I think...
Forum: RV-12 01-23-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 395,801
Posted By newamiga
Awesome news Dave.. congrats. Your build web...

Awesome news Dave.. congrats. Your build web site is an inspiration.
Forum: RV-10 01-06-2013, 02:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 19,496
Posted By newamiga
RV-10 off airport emergency landing in CA

Looks like a -10 made a road landing and sustained damage near San Diego

http://www.cbs8.com/story/20511797/pilot-uninjured-in-small-plane-crash-near-julian
Forum: GPS 12-30-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,024
Posted By newamiga
I absolutely love the 796. I have mine mounted...

I absolutely love the 796. I have mine mounted in my LSA and would love to add one into the panel of the RV-12 I am building. I fly all the time around Denver and get the you are in Class B warning...
Forum: RV-12 12-23-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,361
Posted By newamiga
Guys I figure I will ask this thread since it...

Guys I figure I will ask this thread since it appears to be related.. how cold is too cold to fly? I don't mean being comfortable in the cockpit but rather for the Rotax and the carbs. I ask this...
Forum: Midwest 12-20-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By newamiga
Although not W or SW, Kelly Air Park, CO15, south...

Although not W or SW, Kelly Air Park, CO15, south of Denver is really nice and is in a good location just south of the Bravo. They have a nice R/W. We fly in for their annual pancake breakfast and I...
Forum: ADS-B 12-19-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,293
Posted By newamiga
I would think one option for the D180 -12's would...

I would think one option for the D180 -12's would be the Garmin GTX 330 ES transponder to replace the 327? It wouldn't be as inexpensive as the Dynon solution for Skyview I suspect.

Carl
Forum: RV-12 11-23-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,920
Posted By newamiga
I have slowed my building while flying more. My...

I have slowed my building while flying more. My procrastination seems to have saved me having to drill out fuse skin rivets to put on the doubler. Glad to see the fix looks not too bad.
Forum: RV-12 10-29-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,837
Posted By newamiga
I got my Sport Pilot ticket a year and a half...

I got my Sport Pilot ticket a year and a half ago. It is a great way to go. I will say what the others have just to reiterate it. Make sure if you are going to look at doing your private at some...
Forum: RV-12 07-01-2012, 12:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,968
Posted By newamiga
I guess I am in the minority here as a guy who...

I guess I am in the minority here as a guy who got his sport pilot license and did all my learning in LSA's. I don't disagree with the premise that there could be better oversight in the factories...
Forum: GPS 06-21-2012, 09:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,599
Posted By newamiga
Are you using the Air Gizmos dock or do you have...

Are you using the Air Gizmos dock or do you have it mounted some other way? I ask because right after I had mine installed with the AG dock it wasn't seated quite right into the dock and had an...
Forum: RV-12 06-16-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 395,801
Posted By newamiga
Really looking forward to hearing about the...

Really looking forward to hearing about the flight performance. I am very interested in the potential of the UL Power option. Look forward to seeing your plane at Oshkosh.
Forum: GPS 06-14-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,348
Posted By newamiga
I took a friend up in my Aero AT-4.. full glass...

I took a friend up in my Aero AT-4.. full glass canopy and installed 796 that replaced the old 496. He used my iPad with Foreflight to see how the two compared. It was night and day difference...
Forum: RV-12 05-25-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,063
Posted By newamiga
Mandatory SB on 912 Fuel Pump

Just saw this.. interesting that this looks to be associated with the lines off the new style fuel...
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