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Forum: RV-12 05-31-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 739
Posted By alexe
Assist Handle on old fuselage

Has anyone out there tried to do a retrofit install of the new -iS ďAssist HandleĒ to a older fuselage? If so, what issues did you run across?
Thanks,
Alex
Forum: RV-12 05-26-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,519
Posted By alexe
To the best of my knowledge, there are no Ďlocked...

To the best of my knowledge, there are no Ďlocked outí features in the Skyview firmware, regardless of the source (Vanís or Dynon).
Alex
Forum: RV-12 05-21-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,265
Posted By alexe
Chuck, Most of the builders I know of had to cut...

Chuck,
Most of the builders I know of had to cut out and re-fiberglass the area in question. If I recall correctly, there were also clearance issues between the cowl and the valve cover of cylinder...
Forum: RV-12 05-01-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,968
Posted By alexe
Scott, Swap the coils by plugging them into the...

Scott,
Swap the coils by plugging them into the opposite ignition module. See if trouble stays or follows the swap. That should tell you if its the coil pack or the ignition module.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 04-20-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,968
Posted By alexe
+1 for Scott. I was a recipient of NEW floats...

+1 for Scott. I was a recipient of NEW floats that sunk after a few days.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,544
Posted By alexe
Luc, Iím a -12 owner/builder. I have had several...

Luc,
Iím a -12 owner/builder. I have had several opportunities to take a close look at the Sling (at F70 where a few have been assembled)). Very impressive! There is also an optional recovery...
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,145
Posted By alexe
No, I donít think you are missing anything. No...

No, I donít think you are missing anything. No need to remove the tank in your case.
Forum: RV-12 03-09-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 32,884
Posted By alexe
Has anybody else had to replace the spacers...

Has anybody else had to replace the spacers (stabilator stops) between the bearing bracket halves with longer ones after installing the fix kit? My old spacers were approximately 1/16’’ short.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 02-23-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,257
Posted By alexe
And confirm that the A/P switch on the panel is...

And confirm that the A/P switch on the panel is on :-)
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 32,884
Posted By alexe
Scott, Regarding the stabilator SB, does the...

Scott,

Regarding the stabilator SB, does the HS-01231C gusset (figure 4) fit beneath the skin or on top?

Thanks,
Alex
Forum: RV-12 02-18-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 32,884
Posted By alexe
ExErcoupeGuy, I just sent you a PM. Alex

ExErcoupeGuy,
I just sent you a PM.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 02-18-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 32,884
Posted By alexe
ExErcoupeGuy, Yes, the inspection itself is...

ExErcoupeGuy,

Yes, the inspection itself is fairly easy to do. Once the stabilator is off the airplane, remove the the hinge brackets located on the front side of the stabilator spar. The service...
Forum: RV-12 02-17-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 32,884
Posted By alexe
Just a quick data point.... I removed the...

Just a quick data point....

I removed the stabilator this morning and did the required inspection. Cleaned things up and did a dye penetrant test. No cracks were detected in the spar. I also...
Forum: RV-12 02-15-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 32,884
Posted By alexe
Agree. At that point you might as well do the fix...

Agree. At that point you might as well do the fix rather than waiting to do it at the next conditional inspection. This is not going to be fun!
Alex
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,937
Posted By alexe
And so does the Skyview.

And so does the Skyview.
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,170
Posted By alexe
I was one of the recent beta testers for the...

I was one of the recent beta testers for the Aircraft Specialty fuel hose kit. Prior to the installation of the new hoses and hardware, I had been having issues with sporadic low fuel pressure...
Forum: RV-12 12-27-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,409
Posted By alexe
Yes, you balance with the spinner on. Temporary...

Yes, you balance with the spinner on. Temporary weights should be added on the outside of the spinner (under the aft spinner mounting screws). Once a acceptable balance is achieved, the weights have...
Forum: RV-12 10-30-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 746
Posted By alexe
Give Jeff Goodwin, Chief Flight Instructor at EFI...

Give Jeff Goodwin, Chief Flight Instructor at EFI a call. He is at French Valley (F70). He has considerable -12 experience. Jeff can be reached on 951-294-0574 (cell) or 951-304-9639 (Ofc).
Alex
Forum: RV-12 10-27-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,394
Posted By alexe
Hi Allan, All the -12ís that I know of, including...

Hi Allan,
All the -12ís that I know of, including mine, wind up with the takeoff position mark on the indicator somewhere below the center. There are some good threads on this forum that will help...
Forum: RV-12 10-18-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,166
Posted By alexe
Steve, If the dynamic balance was done properly,...

Steve,

If the dynamic balance was done properly, I would think it would be good until the prop was disturbed somehow (re-adjustment of the pitch, etc).

Like you, I had gone through four or five...
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,166
Posted By alexe
Steve, I stopped breaking throttle springs after...

Steve,

I stopped breaking throttle springs after I had the prop dynamically balanced. Been well over a year now with no further issues. Regarding the replacement springs, you might want to call...
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,170
Posted By alexe
Gents, I too have had sporadic low fuel pressure...

Gents,

I too have had sporadic low fuel pressure issues that I have never been able to correlate to anything. Just yesterday, on climb out on a full tank, my fuel pressure dipped to a bit below 3...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 227,635
Posted By alexe
Sarah, don't believe anything bad John had to say...

Sarah, don't believe anything bad John had to say about me :-) I am based at F70 in the North hangars, hangar B15. Please stop by and say hello next time you are down here. Alex
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 227,635
Posted By alexe
Hi Sarah, Congratulations! I thought I had seen...

Hi Sarah,

Congratulations! I thought I had seen your airplane at F70 on Saturday? Where are you based?

Alex
Forum: RV-12 09-16-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,485
Posted By alexe
I know how to solve this. If we can find the FBI...

I know how to solve this. If we can find the FBI agent that busted the Unibomber we could have him do a writing style analysis between Roger and Jolly.
:-)
Forum: RV-12 09-01-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,432
Posted By alexe
Basic answer, Yes. You will notice that one side...

Basic answer, Yes. You will notice that one side of the pre-punched holes have rough edges. Cleaning them up goes quick.
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,678
Posted By alexe
That was exactly the point I was trying to make...

That was exactly the point I was trying to make to you John.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,678
Posted By alexe
Hi John, Please explain how the portion of the...

Hi John,

Please explain how the portion of the disconnect circuit between the AV5000 and the switch itself is protected by this arrangement. I guess I just don't get it.

Alex
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,678
Posted By alexe
You are not alone John. I went through the same...

You are not alone John. I went through the same steps as you had, only to disable the monitoring of the disconnect switch to fix it. I suspect Dynon has a firmware problem causing the issue, but they...
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,553
Posted By alexe
Ion, Actually, French Valley airport (F70) is...

Ion,
Actually, French Valley airport (F70) is only a 20 minute drive from my home in Temecula. I have a hangar there for my RV-12. I have to agree that the drive from Santa Monica to F70 can be...
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2017, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,553
Posted By alexe
Give Wayne a call at Southland Rotax. He is...

Give Wayne a call at Southland Rotax. He is located at French Valley (F70). He can be reached on 951-two five five-9144.
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2017, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,378
Posted By alexe
Bud, As Dave mentioned above, the AOA probe...

Bud,

As Dave mentioned above, the AOA probe winds up at the ADAHRS unit, which is behind the baggage bulkhead. The other end, the probe, is nothing more than a chrome rivet located under the leading...
Forum: RV-12 07-28-2017, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,378
Posted By alexe
The Skyview logs should reveal the source of the...

The Skyview logs should reveal the source of the issue. Copy them out to a thumb drive and take a look from your PC.
Forum: RV-12 07-26-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By alexe
I used a thin low-profile nylock nut (don't...

I used a thin low-profile nylock nut (don't remember the MS number) and trimmed the screw flush with the nut. Added a drop of Locktite to the nut since there were no extra threads protruding out of...
Forum: RV-12 06-16-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,308
Posted By alexe
OK then, pull the fuse feeding the Dynon.

OK then, pull the fuse feeding the Dynon.
Forum: RV-12 06-16-2017, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,308
Posted By alexe
To see if its noise on the incoming power, just...

To see if its noise on the incoming power, just turn off the master and let the Dynon run off of the backup battery. If the problem goes away, you know where to look next. If not, call Dynon for...
Forum: RV-12 06-05-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,084
Posted By alexe
Is it possible that one of the ignition modules...

Is it possible that one of the ignition modules is going back into "soft start" mode randomly? Would not hurt ruling that out.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 05-31-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,028
Posted By alexe
I posted to the Dynon forum last week regarding...

I posted to the Dynon forum last week regarding the left of centerline problem when using VNAV. Dynon replied saying that they see that behavior also, and it might be a bug. Gee, no kidding?
:-)
Alex
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By alexe
How about going up to Vernonia, Oregon and...

How about going up to Vernonia, Oregon and spending a few hours with Mike Seager? I did my transition training with him and it was very reasonable in cost and enjoyable. He has access to the Van's...
Forum: RV-12 05-25-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,028
Posted By alexe
Here you go Tom: https://youtu.be/iwNCq9wqsMA

Here you go Tom:
https://youtu.be/iwNCq9wqsMA
Forum: RV-12 05-24-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,028
Posted By alexe
Dave Gamble, Just watched your UTube video...

Dave Gamble,

Just watched your UTube video regarding vibration dampening on the GoPro. During that video, you did a VNAV approach which turned out a bit different than your first one from a while...
Forum: RV-12 05-23-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,028
Posted By alexe
Gents, My partner and I went up this morning to...

Gents,

My partner and I went up this morning to try out the 'poor mans ILS' feature for the first time. Although things worked basically as advertised, there were two peculiarities that did not fit...
Forum: RV-12 05-22-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,966
Posted By alexe
They are not used for anything. I mounted my...

They are not used for anything. I mounted my drink cup holders there.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 05-18-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,823
Posted By alexe
Doug, I'm at home and all my documentation is at...

Doug,

I'm at home and all my documentation is at the hangar. I wont be there until tomorrow afternoon. From my recollection, the OAT wiring harness goes back to the ADAHRS-200 (in the fuselage) and...
Forum: RV-12 05-17-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,823
Posted By alexe
Doug, Since DA calculations use temperature, look...

Doug,
Since DA calculations use temperature, look for a loose connection from the OAT probe to the SV.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 05-16-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,823
Posted By alexe
Barry, I would suggest that you read a somewhat...

Barry,
I would suggest that you read a somewhat related thread on the rotax-owner.com discussion forum. Search for "severe jittering oil pressure" in the 912/914 Technical Questions section. You...
Forum: RV-12 04-29-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,513
Posted By alexe
Hi Bruce, Do you think your local EAA chapter...

Hi Bruce,
Do you think your local EAA chapter would be willing to sponsor some of the expense?
Alex
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,374
Posted By alexe
Gagarin737 (Joeri), I received my SH regulator...

Gagarin737 (Joeri),

I received my SH regulator from you today. I just wanted to thank you for making the purchase possible at a reasonable price. It's great that you and your wife took time out of...
Forum: RV-12 02-12-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,096
Posted By alexe
Sounds like "runaway trim protection" imposed by...

Sounds like "runaway trim protection" imposed by the Dynon autopilot switch module. Normal behavior. Read the appropriate section of the Skyview users manual. It will explain the timeout that you are...
Forum: RV-12 01-29-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,030
Posted By alexe
Joeri, Please add me to the list. Let me know how...

Joeri,
Please add me to the list. Let me know how you would like payment. My email is alex at fpcounsel dot com.
Thanks,
Alex
Forum: RV-12 01-29-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,858
Posted By alexe
Southern Cal RV-12 Checkouts and Training

To the best of my knowledge, there has not been any "insurance qualified" flight instructors in Southern California to provide transition training or check outs in RV-12's. I have seen many folks in...
Forum: RV-12 12-29-2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,154
Posted By alexe
Hi Thomdavies, I have a -12 up at French Valley...

Hi Thomdavies,

I have a -12 up at French Valley (F70) not too far from you. Please come up and say hello. I can show you the fuel tank plans and explain what the others have said by reference to the...
Forum: RV-12 12-26-2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,775
Posted By alexe
Sounds more like a loose connection, bad master...

Sounds more like a loose connection, bad master switch or bad solder joint on the circuit board behind the master switch. Switching on (or off) ignition A and B might aggravate it through physical...
Forum: RV-12 12-07-2016, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,023
Posted By alexe
D&M Dan, I believe you have missed drilling the...

D&M Dan,
I believe you have missed drilling the hole in the cowl directly beneath the gascolator. If I recall, it's about 1" in diameter, allowing you to put the sample tube up through the hole.
Forum: RV-12 12-04-2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,527
Posted By alexe
Im sure you mean EGT, not CHT at 1300+ degrees.

Im sure you mean EGT, not CHT at 1300+ degrees.
Forum: RV-12 11-17-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,720
Posted By alexe
Hi Randy, I had an experience similar to yours...

Hi Randy,

I had an experience similar to yours about a month ago. My run up was normal, but about five seconds of going full throttle on my take off, I received a low fuel pressure alarm. I aborted...
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2016, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,706
Posted By alexe
My HS tested fine. Has anyone in the group found...

My HS tested fine. Has anyone in the group found an issue with the bearings so far?
Alex
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2016, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,301
Posted By alexe
And the big box. Sorry, could not resist. Alex

And the big box.
Sorry, could not resist.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,611
Posted By alexe
I can't speak to the design factors, but applying...

I can't speak to the design factors, but applying light pressure to both rudder pedals simultaneously seems to help a bit in heavy turbulence.
Alex
Forum: RV-12 08-10-2016, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,884
Posted By alexe
Randy, are you sure about 161KTAS? That's one...

Randy, are you sure about 161KTAS? That's one heck of a fast -12. Must be that pretty paint job that makes it that slick :-)
Alex
Forum: RV-12 07-24-2016, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 894
Posted By alexe
See this thread for a possible...

See this thread for a possible answer:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=138838
Forum: RV-12 06-06-2016, 05:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,164
Posted By alexe
Another reasonably priced alternative is to...

Another reasonably priced alternative is to purchase a used manifold pressure gauge from a twin engine aircraft. The can be had for around $50 on EBay. These gauges are usually internally dampened,...
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