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Forum: Safety 01-25-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,373
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Outlier or not, the question that’s bothering me...

Outlier or not, the question that’s bothering me is whether anything could have been done to prevent this accident. There were enough warning signs that I personally would not have blamed an...
Forum: Safety 01-25-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,373
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Daniel Bernath - lessons to be learned?

I’m not familiar with the level of control the mods have on this forum, but was very surprised to see the thread on the accident in Bonita Springs involving an RV12 locked down so quickly.

To get a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,082
Posted By Fast Eddie B
I would try to “clear the engine” every thousand...

I would try to “clear the engine” every thousand feet or so on simulated engine failures.

My motivation was solely to make sure the engine was still running, and that the simulated emergency had not...
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2017, 03:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,827
Posted By Fast Eddie B
At idle, the throttle cables are under tension,...

At idle, the throttle cables are under tension, right?

I think I made the same mistake here and was corrected. My excuse was years with the same basic carbs on motorcycles where the throttle springs...
Forum: Safety 10-17-2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,318
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Does anyone market a self-contained over-voltage...

Does anyone market a self-contained over-voltage indicator?

I’d be interested in one for my Sky Arrow.
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,685
Posted By Fast Eddie B
I think if I was jumping into the RV12 from...

I think if I was jumping into the RV12 from either of my prior planes, a Grumman Tiger followed by a Cirrus SR22, I think my impressions would have been very different.

But after 500 hours or so in...
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,685
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Thanks, and the above sounds like good...

Thanks, and the above sounds like good advice.

Except the bolded above.

Pattern altitudes are published in the A/FD and can also be brought up on most EFB software. For safety and consistency,...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,685
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Thanks for the feedback so far. Bear in mind...

Thanks for the feedback so far.

Bear in mind this was just first impressions, with maybe 10 minutes or so on the controls. Truth be told, I don’t think I tried a “foot-to-the-floor” maximum effort...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,392
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Thanks again for all the tips. Got to make that...

Thanks again for all the tips.

Got to make that flight yesterday. Report here:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=154275
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,685
Posted By Fast Eddie B
RV12 First Impressions

I finally got to fly an RV12 yesterday, one built by a fellow EAA member. It was a flight review for him, and I got maybe 10 minutes of stick time and a couple of landings at our home base of...
Forum: Safety 10-10-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 26,318
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Am I to understand that overvoltage protection...

Am I to understand that overvoltage protection remains optional with the standard 20A alternator in a stock ROTAX 912?

And would these precautions be similarly recommended for another brand of...
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,392
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Your approach is my approach. When I refer to...

Your approach is my approach. When I refer to "landing" I'm talking about the moment of touchdown. As long as that is at or near stall speed, what came before is of little consequence, given your...
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,392
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Allow me to take this opportunity to pitch my...

Allow me to take this opportunity to pitch my case for slow landings.

Let me stipulate that if the average pilot touches down at 5, or even 10kts over stall speed, he or she can likely do it for...
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,392
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Nice landing! Lots of tail clearance, which was...

Nice landing! Lots of tail clearance, which was one concern.

As an aside, in a Cirrus the POH calls for all landings to be made with full flaps. With less than full flaps if you try for a full stall...
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,392
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Thanks to all for the valuable feedback! A few...

Thanks to all for the valuable feedback!

A few comments…

1) I appreciate the head’s up about low drag in ground effect, and speed being critical. I’ve flown several low-wing planes with similar...
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,392
Posted By Fast Eddie B
RV12 Landing Tips/Tricks/Gotchas?

I’m a CFI, and I have a BFR scheduled with a fellow EAA member is an RV12 he built himself.

I have zero time in an RV12. But it doesn’t seem radically different from, let’s say, the Grummans I’ve...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,262
Posted By Fast Eddie B
My logbook entry specifies #330 322 332. This is...

My logbook entry specifies #330 322 332.

This is it on Amazon, from a search of my orders:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MWOQWP4/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,262
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Thought I'd provide an update: About 15 hours...

Thought I'd provide an update:

About 15 hours flown over the last 8 months or so.

The John Deere voltage regulator in my Sky Arrow has worked perfectly over that time frame, cranking out almost...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,203
Posted By Fast Eddie B
But not in post 24?

But not in post 24?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,203
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Oops! I assumed if I saw I in the post, everyone...

Oops!

I assumed if I saw I in the post, everyone would.

Can no one see the images I posted from Google Photos?

I'm fine continuing with Flickr, but it's nice to have options.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,203
Posted By Fast Eddie B
OK, I got this to work on my iPad. NOT using the...

OK, I got this to work on my iPad. NOT using the app, but within Safari.

Open the photo, then click and hold and select "Copy".

Then paste that link and put "img" tags at either end. Make the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,203
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Boy, you get one heckuva long link when you...

Boy, you get one heckuva long link when you right-click and "Copy Image Address" in Google Photos:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4015/35396716090_7ac9d5fdd3.jpg

But it does...
Forum: RV-12 07-06-2017, 02:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,888
Posted By Fast Eddie B
As a follow up, I just did my carb balance as...

As a follow up, I just did my carb balance as part of my Sky Arrow's annual condition inspection. It's not on my checklist, and I did not get around to it last year and figured it was about time,...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-14-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,963
Posted By Fast Eddie B
We have a few acres alongside a grass strip in...

We have a few acres alongside a grass strip in Lenoir City, TN:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2013/33080293065_c773dfd93c_z.jpg

Big T Airport - 80TN.

I'll have to check with the owner of the...
Forum: RV-12 06-14-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,888
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Scott, You are, of course, right. My Sky Arrow...

Scott,

You are, of course, right. My Sky Arrow is the same, as I assume all ROTAX 912 installations are.

I blame, in no particular order...

1) Negative transfer from my motorcycle carb syncing...
Forum: RV-12 06-14-2017, 06:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,888
Posted By Fast Eddie B
I've done BING carb synch dozens of times, albeit...

I've done BING carb synch dozens of times, albeit mostly on BMW airhead motorcycles.

Two different adjustments are in play:

1) At idle, the throttle cables should have enough "play" that the idle...
Forum: RV-12 06-01-2017, 04:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,491
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Here's the idea, with one R.A.M. ball at...

Here's the idea, with one R.A.M. ball at first:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7378/11310034163_d228c11eac_z.jpg

A second ball made everything much more secure, "triangulating" the...
Forum: RV-12 06-01-2017, 04:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,491
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Being cheap... The OtterBox case for my iPad...

Being cheap...

The OtterBox case for my iPad Mini came with a cover/stand it snaps into.

I put some 3M SuperLock tape on the back - think heavy duty Velcro.

To that I attached two 1" R.A.M. balls,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,614
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Had mine this morning with my PCP - easy peasy....

Had mine this morning with my PCP - easy peasy. And I voted.

Worth noting is the checklist simply confirms said item was "Examined", not necessarily held to any standard. And then discussed with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,254
Posted By Fast Eddie B
This, from Harbor Freight, has performed wonders...

This, from Harbor Freight, has performed wonders on difficult-to-bleed motorcycle brakes:

http://t.harborfreight.com/brake-fluid-bleeder-92924.html

Might be worth a try.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-04-2017, 05:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 26,210
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Here you go! https://youtu.be/wMNeD9BGSTQ

Here you go!

https://youtu.be/wMNeD9BGSTQ
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-02-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 26,210
Posted By Fast Eddie B
I just posted the below with Flickr from my...

I just posted the below with Flickr from my iPad:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8546/29035344085_5b1972e9bd_z.jpg

I do not use the app, but grab the link in Safari. It's a tad convoluted, but I...
Forum: RV-10 02-26-2017, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,252
Posted By Fast Eddie B
I sometimes take advantage of the fact that if...

I sometimes take advantage of the fact that if your "extension" can be maneuvered to be 90°, no math is necessary.

Shown here as an illustration, though those prop clamp bolts are easily accessible...
Forum: RV-12 02-23-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,499
Posted By Fast Eddie B
A slightly different setup, my Sky Arrow has Marc...

A slightly different setup, my Sky Arrow has Marc Ignegno brakes where the caliper is fixed and the rotor floats on pins.

I had one brake dragging, and it was due to corrosion on the pins causing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,287
Posted By Fast Eddie B
I've used both a full-sized iPad and a Mini in my...

I've used both a full-sized iPad and a Mini in my Sky Arrow, and settled on the Mini:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/616/23539875871_6350309bab_z.jpg

But it's all about real estate - if there's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,172
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Late to the party, but in March of 2006 Greg...

Late to the party, but in March of 2006 Greg needed a ride to Covington, TN to check the progress on a repair to his jet. We live just about 4 miles from Copperhill, TN, where his shop was. We did...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-19-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,262
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Thanks, Bill. Can you maybe provide a link to...

Thanks, Bill.

Can you maybe provide a link to what the issues are?

Here's my installation in the nose of the plane:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/554/32255768402_2ddabcc8ff_z.jpg

(the photo is...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-19-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,262
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Got to the hangar and made a short flight...

Got to the hangar and made a short flight yesterday.

Voltage readings (engine off):

Battery (Aerovoltz lithium iron) with Master Off: 13.25v
Battery with Master On: 13.11v
Garmin: 12.7v
Panel 12v...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,639
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Incrementally is normally how it's done. An...

Incrementally is normally how it's done.

An example from my Sky Arrow:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/530/32270098051_c879ee3211.jpg


As an aside, shows the gains possible from switching to a...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-14-2017, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,262
Posted By Fast Eddie B
After our EAA meeting today a friend was ready to...

After our EAA meeting today a friend was ready to help me with the conversion. It helps that he came highly recommended as very detail-oriented and professional.

Some issues were readily apparent....
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-05-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,262
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Thanks for all the input and advice. I just...

Thanks for all the input and advice.

I just ordered the John Deere from Amazon. When I get around to installing it I'll update this thread with a pirep.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-31-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,262
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Thank you, thank you, thank you! My main...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

My main question was answered with that cutaway, showing the "Rossi" and "Batt" connected inside the Ducati case.

As delivered, the Ducati voltage regulator was...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-31-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,262
Posted By Fast Eddie B
Voltage Regulator - Ducati to John Deere (non-RV)

Hi guys!

I'm the owner of a 2007 Sky Arrow E-LSA with a ROTAX 912ULS.

https://c5.staticflickr.com/2/1556/24688660452_2f90ee1922_z.jpg

My wife and I live in Mineral Bluff, GA and the plane is based...
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