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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,426
Posted By tomkk
Is it really that short?

Is it really that short?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,426
Posted By tomkk
That's two who have mentioned the importance of...

That's two who have mentioned the importance of planning for seams. I can understand the importance but could someone talk about what to consider in the plan?
Forum: RV-12 06-28-2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By tomkk
I waited until I had the canopy, wiring and...

I waited until I had the canopy, wiring and avionics completed before I attached mine. I used the shipping crate the Finish Kit came in as a "workbench". It proved to be a perfect work height for the...
Forum: RV-12 06-23-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,507
Posted By tomkk
Section 3 of the KAI says 3 yards. I used less...

Section 3 of the KAI says 3 yards. I used less than 2 ...
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By tomkk
Those were the symptoms I had with a bad VR.

Those were the symptoms I had with a bad VR.
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,656
Posted By tomkk
Couldn't agree more. I wonder why Vans put the 30...

Couldn't agree more. I wonder why Vans put the 30 knot limitation in the POH?
Forum: RV-12 06-13-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 628
Views: 392,121
Posted By tomkk
Very nice! :)

Very nice! :)
Forum: RV-12 06-09-2018, 05:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By tomkk
I just gave him my SN's, did not need to open...

I just gave him my SN's, did not need to open avionics bay ...
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By tomkk
My first one was $100 (we arranged to have...

My first one was $100 (we arranged to have several done at the same time so he gave us a discount) and, if I remember correctly, it took about 45 minutes.
Forum: Safety 06-06-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,347
Posted By tomkk
I thought the original post was just a "If the...

I thought the original post was just a "If the shoe fits ..." don't get complacent warning and that's not a bad warning if the shoe fits. If it doesn't, it doesn't ...
Forum: RV-12 06-06-2018, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 608
Posted By tomkk
I didn't get or use 42D with my build. When I ran...

I didn't get or use 42D with my build. When I ran across it later I thought it was the instruction on how to upgrade a D180 system to a D1000 Skyview system.
Forum: RV-12 06-03-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By tomkk
My JDs seem to have lasted about the same as my...

My JDs seem to have lasted about the same as my Ducattis but are a lot less expensive. The Silent Hektik VRs are a lot more expensive and hard to get. I might opt for one if they were easier to get...
Forum: RV-12 05-30-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By tomkk
For some reason I'm only able to see the first of...

For some reason I'm only able to see the first of the three pictures ...
Forum: GPS 05-18-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By tomkk
I've been using FltPlan.com/FltPlan GO for 3...

I've been using FltPlan.com/FltPlan GO for 3 years and I've been very happy with it. I like to do my flight planning online at fltplan.com. I download those flight plans to the Android app FltPlan GO...
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,472
Posted By tomkk
Oh, don't need it at all while down here. Up...

Oh, don't need it at all while down here. Up north in November or so, another story ... ;)
Forum: RV-12 05-13-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,472
Posted By tomkk
I'll be real interested in how that works out. I...

I'll be real interested in how that works out. I tried something similar with weather stripping and it didn't have much of an effect.
Forum: Safety 05-03-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,938
Posted By tomkk
To tell the honest truth, it probably doesn't...

To tell the honest truth, it probably doesn't matter. I use the color & type with my radio calls too but it doesn't take much distance before we lose the ability to distinguish colors so my "red RV"...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By tomkk
Yeah, I agree with that but I also really like...

Yeah, I agree with that but I also really like FltPlan GO and the abilityto upload directly from the tablet to SkyView. SO, to tell the whole truth, what I do is do my flight planning with Skyvector...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By tomkk
I've been using FltPlan.com/FltPlan GO for 3...

I've been using FltPlan.com/FltPlan GO for 3 years and I've been very happy with it. I like to do my flight planning online at fltplan.com. I download those flight plans to the Android app FltPlan GO...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 967
Posted By tomkk
re. "Old RV-12" weight & balance

My "Old" RV-12 came in at:
759.5 pounds empty weight (inc. autopilot, lighting, ADSB, interior trim, fire extinguisher, breakout hammer, excl. wheel fairings)
10.0 pounds for the wheel, leg and...
Forum: RV-12 04-04-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,611
Posted By tomkk
I've seen actual numbers from people who had...

I've seen actual numbers from people who had little fiberglassing experience that have been in the 60 - 90 hour range for the full Section 34 completion ...
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 582
Posted By tomkk
Searchable Section 31B and 42F?

I got the KAI CD back when I started my build - it was nice to have searchable PDF files when looking for something. Over time, I've downloaded applicable updated sections from the Van's Support...
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,564
Posted By tomkk
If I have the exchange rate right (.71), that...

If I have the exchange rate right (.71), that totals about $320 ...
Forum: RV-12 04-02-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,317
Posted By tomkk
Thanks Scott, that's what I was looking for ...

Thanks Scott, that's what I was looking for ...
Forum: RV-12 04-02-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,317
Posted By tomkk
Thanks. I was aware positive latch lock to...

Thanks. I was aware positive latch lock to prevent blowing opening but that isn't part of the new Notification 17-12-08. The new notification assumes the Canopy Catch Option (NOTIFICATION 16-10-3)...
Forum: RV-12 04-01-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,317
Posted By tomkk
Notification 17-12-08

"Synopsis: A new canopy handle designed for the RV-12iS fuselage is now available for retrofit into older RV-12 aircraft or kits shipped prior to January 2018."

Is there any particular reason to...
Forum: RV-12 03-31-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By tomkk
It does, that's why we were confused by the...

It does, that's why we were confused by the instructions on the new 35-08. There aren't any tightening instructions there at all. Those of of us who had experience with the old one fell back to our...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,661
Posted By tomkk
I carry a small flash drive with me all the time...

I carry a small flash drive with me all the time on my key ring. I have a reminder on my computer every 28 days to download the upcoming data onto that flash drive. When my "expired" warning comes up...
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By tomkk
Thanks, Scott.

Thanks, Scott.
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By tomkk
35-08 Nose wheel assembly

We're assembling the nose wheel as indicated in 35-08, Fig. 1. The length of U-01210A-1 is such that when the nut is fully tightened there is barely any compression of the wave washers and there is...
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,342
Posted By tomkk
There are also some good videos on...

There are also some good videos on rotax-owner.com that shows it step-by-step.
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,342
Posted By tomkk
It is. Actually, "Every 200 hrs (or annual...

It is. Actually, "Every 200 hrs (or annual check)". I just wanted to make sure we were looking at the latest SB.
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,342
Posted By tomkk
I just checked the latest version of "SB-912-065...

I just checked the latest version of "SB-912-065 UL_SB-914-046 UL_R3_Periodic inspection of the float buoyancy for ROTAX® Engine Type 912 and 914 (Series)" from the Rotax/BRP website (flyrotax.com)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By tomkk
I also use FltPlan GO and love it. I use the...

I also use FltPlan GO and love it. I use the Android version.

Unfortunately, it is not identical to the iPad version - the functionality on the Android version seems to lag behind the iPad version....
Forum: RV-12 03-22-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,342
Posted By tomkk
My first set of bad floats acted OP's symptoms ..

My first set of bad floats acted OP's symptoms ..
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,454
Posted By tomkk
... because the last I knew they were a bit hard...

... because the last I knew they were a bit hard to come by here in the States. Has that changed?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,556
Posted By tomkk
Can't sdee the pictures ...

Can't sdee the pictures ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,230
Posted By tomkk
This is what I did but, since the Trustee knows...

This is what I did but, since the Trustee knows nothing about aircraft or how to dispose of one, also provided the Trustee a contact in my local EAA Chapter and another friend or two who were...
Forum: RV-12 03-11-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,960
Posted By tomkk
I think the notification only applies to A/C that...

I think the notification only applies to A/C that have not yet received their airworthiness certificate.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-08-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,758
Posted By tomkk
I can't see the pics ...

I can't see the pics ...
Forum: RV-12 03-07-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By tomkk
Thanks, John. I knew I'd seen those measurements...

Thanks, John. I knew I'd seen those measurements somewhere, it might have been your site rather than the forum. Thanks again.
Forum: RV-12 03-07-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By tomkk
Thanks, that would be great if someone doesn't...

Thanks, that would be great if someone doesn't put it up first.
Forum: RV-12 03-06-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 963
Posted By tomkk
Help with a measurement

Our Eagles Nest project is starting to lay in the fuselage wiring, the WH-00045 and WH-00046. The red bands have slipped, however, so we can't tell where to initially position the harnesses.

Can...
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By tomkk
Not sure which switch you're referring to but, if...

Not sure which switch you're referring to but, if it's the one to turn on the cockpit light you put up near the canopy handle, mine comes on when I turn on my nav lights. I have D1000T not the HDX...
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,607
Posted By tomkk
I don't think it's anywhere near a bag of worms....

I don't think it's anywhere near a bag of worms. My cost of flying is very low. I love it and I'm sure not complaining ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By tomkk
Thanks, I did all that before posting. My...

Thanks, I did all that before posting. My question relates to the "Aircraft registration expires three years after an aircraft was registered or last renewed" information on the FAA website. I guess...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By tomkk
Registration renewal period

I thought our registrations had to be renewed every 3 years. That's what the FAA website also says. My registration slip, which was issued 03/2015, shows a 03/2021 expiration, not the 03/2018 I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 511
Posted By tomkk
I once found the valve stem bent slightly to the...

I once found the valve stem bent slightly to the side. My valve caps have a small ridge around the inside that touched the end of the bent valve stem and let the air out. Straightened the stem and no...
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,937
Posted By tomkk
EFIS glide performance

The Dynon Glide Ring can help with info at a glance once properly set up. I assume Garmin has something similar. I don't use it myself but I think I read ForeFlight has a similar function that might...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By tomkk
Can't see the photo ...

Can't see the photo ...
Forum: RV-12 01-15-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,881
Posted By tomkk
I was just going to mention this when I saw this...

I was just going to mention this when I saw this post. The expander works great. One other thing that threw me initially was that I wasn't raising the wing tip high enough to get good pin alignment....
Forum: RV-12 01-13-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,881
Posted By tomkk
I initially had a problem with mine and it turned...

I initially had a problem with mine and it turned out I had one of the black rollers the wings slide in on backwards. Sometj=hing to check ...
Forum: RV-12 01-13-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By tomkk
Same here ...

Same here ...
Forum: RV-12 12-21-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,564
Posted By tomkk
One of the problems with the SH VR, though, seems...

One of the problems with the SH VR, though, seems to be how to get one here in the States. Last I knew they didn't ship here.
Forum: RV-12 12-20-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,948
Posted By tomkk
I didn't remember them being this pricey but...

I didn't remember them being this pricey but worth their weight in gold in some places ... http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Washer-Wrench-Set-of-4/productinfo/WWR4/
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2017, 04:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,898
Posted By tomkk
I think the 5100/5200 WOT recommendation might be...

I think the 5100/5200 WOT recommendation might be takeoff RPM while the "sweet spot" recommendation of 5600-5650 might be at cruise.
Forum: RV-12 12-12-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 22,800
Posted By tomkk
The note that just precedes this chart is "NOTE:...

The note that just precedes this chart is "NOTE: Only applicable on pressure altitude below 3500 ft." (sl-912-016-r1). Not what the situation is above that ...
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,564
Posted By tomkk
I always thought heat was the biggest problem...

I always thought heat was the biggest problem those V.R.s had (the heat they dissipated doing their job, not ambient temp they live in). Every V.R. I've tried, two Ducattis and, I think, three...
Forum: RV-12 11-27-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,062
Posted By tomkk
The thread is about refueling the RV-12 and how...

The thread is about refueling the RV-12 and how folks have approached that. Mine is to use to use a Flo-Fast pump rather than try to deal with hoisting a 5 gallon can. It works well. Part of what I...
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,062
Posted By tomkk
I use a Mr Funnel to filter my auto fuel when I'm...

I use a Mr Funnel to filter my auto fuel when I'm transferring to a Flo-Fast container then use a Flo-Fast pump to pump (http://www.flofast.com/pumpstore.html) it into my -12. I don't care for the...
Forum: RV-12 11-23-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,876
Posted By tomkk
Using the pin was the easiest but didn't give me...

Using the pin was the easiest but didn't give me equal pitch on both sides. Using the Van's tool is a bit more difficult but does a better job.
Forum: RV-12 10-26-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By tomkk
The tool makes it a whole lot easier but I did...

The tool makes it a whole lot easier but I did mine with the slotted piece of wood like Van's suggests. Takes more time but worked fine.
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