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Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 03:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,198
Posted By Gagarin737
The reason for me to fill the rivet heads was to...

The reason for me to fill the rivet heads was to keep the dirt out. I saw an aircraft with unfilled rivets and that particular plane had black strips running from the rivets.
It took about 40 hours...
Forum: RV-12 07-07-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By Gagarin737
That is the one I was referring to. With the...

That is the one I was referring to. With the gasket installed my fuel press was just in the green during start up but as soon as I started the take-off roll my pressure was decreasing and indicating...
Forum: RV-12 07-07-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,794
Posted By Gagarin737
I presume you are talking about the fuel press. I...

I presume you are talking about the fuel press. I have flown three years with a fluctuating pressure. I bought a new sensor and had the same problem untill I found the Dynon technical service...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-09-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,604
Posted By Gagarin737
Fly-in cinema Texel 26th of May 2018; American Made

Also this year there is a “Fly-in Cinema” at Texel airport. The 25th of May for cars; Grease. The 26th of May for planes; American Made.

Info Texel Fly-in Cinema; Texelairport.nl...
Forum: RV-12 05-03-2018, 12:16 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 34,414
Posted By Gagarin737
I installed the stabilator today. After glueing...

I installed the stabilator today. After glueing the washers with super glue I embedded the washers with epoxy. No problem with knocking off the washers. Still took some time to insert the bolts.
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 34,414
Posted By Gagarin737
Cleaveland Aircraft Tool $37...

Cleaveland Aircraft Tool $37 (http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Washer-Wrench-Set-of-4/productinfo/WWR4/)

https://buildaplane.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/1-washer-wrench.jpg
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2018, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,501
Posted By Gagarin737
EAA video Brian Carpenter...

EAA video Brian Carpenter (http://www.eaavideo.org/detail/video/3742597802001/cable-end-treatment?autoStart=true&q=cable)
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 01:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,036
Posted By Gagarin737
On the first flight I used a GoPro suction mount...

On the first flight I used a GoPro suction mount with a GoPro and an audio cable (http://www.aircraftspruce.com/menus/av/camera_gopro_adapters.html) bought from AircraftSpruce.
The suction mount was...
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 12:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,279
Posted By Gagarin737
Due to the geometry of the aileron/flaperon mixer...

Due to the geometry of the aileron/flaperon mixer the sticks move somewhat during flap extension/retraction. From what I remember the sticks come together when you pull flaps (you don't notice during...
Forum: RV-12 01-27-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,223
Posted By Gagarin737
Maybe easier to make two new holes/rivets on both...

Maybe easier to make two new holes/rivets on both sides of the enlarged hole (after approval from Van's).
Forum: RV-12 01-23-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,736
Posted By Gagarin737
It’s yours. Wrecked your old fork?

It’s yours. Wrecked your old fork?
Forum: RV-12 01-23-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,736
Posted By Gagarin737
Also replaced the nose fork. Used a dremel to cut...

Also replaced the nose fork. Used a dremel to cut off the back of the CCR rivets. Worked better than drilling out those rivets. The kit didn't include enough new CCR rivets and I also used solid...
Forum: RV-12 01-23-2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By Gagarin737
I'm also 6'4". I don't use the wedge and have 4...

I'm also 6'4". I don't use the wedge and have 4 fingers space between my head and the canopy. A thing to consider is that when you don't use the wedge there is a gap between the seat and backseat....
Forum: RV-12 01-20-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,857
Posted By Gagarin737
Thanks for the info Bob! Returned the 12th of...

Thanks for the info Bob!
Returned the 12th of January from PHX via MSP to AMS.
My son just went solo at Goodyear with a Bonanza and as a tradition they shaved his head bold ;-)
The museum at Falcon...
Forum: RV-12 01-14-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,058
Posted By Gagarin737
Congratulations! Already tried to raise the "side...

Congratulations! Already tried to raise the "side tone" level?
Forum: RV-12 01-07-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,857
Posted By Gagarin737
Thanks for the tip, looks nice! Anyone experience...

Thanks for the tip, looks nice!
Anyone experience with "CubDriving" (http://www.cubdriving.com) at Falcon Field Airport? (or the museum at Falcon Field)
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,857
Posted By Gagarin737
Sorry for hijacking this thread but what is the...

Sorry for hijacking this thread but what is the best/coolest thing to do in the Phoenix area? I'm flying the 10th of january from MSP to PHX and leaving the 12th very early back to MSP and then to...
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,210
Posted By Gagarin737
Initially there was no "over rudder wire way"....

Initially there was no "over rudder wire way". Van's made a revision around august 2009 based on the idea of Joe Gores. Was the plane built before that date? See this...
Forum: RV-12 12-20-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,119
Posted By Gagarin737
I used EZ fuel lube on the washers. It is quite...

I used EZ fuel lube on the washers. It is quite sticky. The washers still shift a bit but you can push them back with a small screwdriver. Installing the stabilator takes some time.

Nice way to...
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,379
Posted By Gagarin737
Well done!

Well done!
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,605
Posted By Gagarin737
No drawings available, it's a very simple...

No drawings available, it's a very simple bracket. When I made the tailcone I found the sides somewhat flexible and the sides where touching the stabilator. I tried the bracket and with that the...
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2017, 02:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,605
Posted By Gagarin737
Trimmed the stabilator skins and made a bracket...

Trimmed the stabilator skins and made a bracket to make the tailcone more rigid:

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_688/full/FP12022011A00003.jpg...
Forum: RV-12 09-24-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,777
Posted By Gagarin737
Airspace Proximity page 7-23

Airspace Proximity page...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-31-2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By Gagarin737
Marcel succes en geniet van het bouwen!

Marcel succes en geniet van het bouwen!
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2017, 01:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,722
Posted By Gagarin737
In January 2017 I ordered 14 Silent Hektik...

In January 2017 I ordered 14 Silent Hektik regulators. Initial price €197,-. "Bulk" price €160,-
So my advice is to make a group to buy more regulators at the same time.

Besides that in my...
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,409
Posted By Gagarin737
(Click on the picture so it opens full screen,...

(Click on the picture so it opens full screen, right click , copy link and paste the link after clicking on the picture square at this forum)
I filled the gaps etc at the tips all the way up to the...
Forum: RV-12 07-08-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,241
Posted By Gagarin737
My plane is 4 years in the air and I had erratic...

My plane is 4 years in the air and I had erratic fuel pressure indications from the beginning; fuel pressure at start up 2.5psi and completely zero at lift-off. During the flight it recovers a bit....
Forum: RV-12 07-01-2017, 02:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,724
Posted By Gagarin737
Search in the forums for the topics started by "...

Search in the forums for the topics started by " DanH ". I learned a lot by his topics.
For...
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2017, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,799
Posted By Gagarin737
I tied the plane to the...

I tied the plane to the car:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRMHWbpxsPc
Forum: RV-12 06-22-2017, 12:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,426
Posted By Gagarin737
I have also seen this effect on some of my...

I have also seen this effect on some of my flights. When I notice it next time I'll try to write down some parameters.
Forum: RV-12 05-25-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,582
Posted By Gagarin737
On our way to the painter

http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_688/full/FP13032013A0000D.jpg
Forum: RV-12 05-19-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,921
Posted By Gagarin737
No intermediate connection. It goes all the way...

No intermediate connection. It goes all the way back to the ADAHRS. The OAT connector is the small one to the left of the d-sub 9 (see picture below).

OAT wiring see page 14...
Forum: RV-12 05-10-2017, 12:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,921
Posted By Gagarin737
It started with small fluctuations, becoming...

It started with small fluctuations, becoming larger and after +/-50 hours my oil pressure sensor failed. I bought the remote oil sensor kit from aircraftspecialty.com...
Forum: RV-12 04-30-2017, 02:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,470
Posted By Gagarin737
Thats the same way I do it now. I will make a...

Thats the same way I do it now. I will make a posting on the Dynon forum.
Forum: RV-12 04-29-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,470
Posted By Gagarin737
I was trying to put a runway at the end of the...

I was trying to put a runway at the end of the flight plan, but when I select a runway and press add to flightplan I end up with the Airport reference point instead of the runway.
When I select the...
Forum: RV-12 04-19-2017, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,174
Posted By Gagarin737
Go to your picture at google. Right click on the...

Go to your picture at google. Right click on the picture, copy link (so not the link in the bar!). At VAF forum press on the insert image square, paste the copied...
Forum: RV-12 04-04-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,183
Posted By Gagarin737
No Nord-Locks. Torque still the same (just did my...

No Nord-Locks. Torque still the same (just did my maintenance).
160 hours. 200 landings. 50% grass/pavement.
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2017, 02:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,272
Posted By Gagarin737
Great write-up! Even flying the "biggies" we use...

Great write-up! Even flying the "biggies" we use "what's it doing now?" quite often ;-)
Headup display next Tony?...
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,712
Posted By Gagarin737
Better not post bikini pictures 😜...

Better not post bikini pictures 😜

https://diedreblake.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/dirty-old-man.jpg
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2017, 01:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,960
Posted By Gagarin737
I also just installed the Silent Hektik (keep the...

I also just installed the Silent Hektik (keep the Ducati as spare).
Enlarged the holes with a 7mm drill.
Drilled holes for the cooling shroud through two fins (otherwise the rivets were hard to...
Forum: RV-12 03-19-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,712
Posted By Gagarin737
You made her day ;-) (5'9" and 48 years)

You made her day ;-) (5'9" and 48 years)
Forum: RV-12 03-19-2017, 12:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,712
Posted By Gagarin737
She is a cabin attendant; she feels comfortable...

She is a cabin attendant; she feels comfortable in the back ;-)

Offcourse a silly joke, was exactly two weeks from 1st of april. She was sitting there to drill out the flaperon bracket (SB14-12-06)...
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,712
Posted By Gagarin737
RV-12 third seat

Finally I received permission to install the third seat option in the RV-12. It's cramped back there but for kids or short flights ok.
Back in the air in two...
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,545
Posted By Gagarin737
Silent Hektik part Numbers;...

Silent Hektik part Numbers; https://www.silent-hektik.de/UL_R_912.htm
Forum: RV-12 01-29-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,345
Posted By Gagarin737
I had an e-mail with the request if I can buy the...

I had an e-mail with the request if I can buy the regulators on this side of the ocean (I'm living in the Netherlands).
I mailed Silent Hektik with a request for a quotation for an initial order for...
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 17,960
Posted By Gagarin737
I had an e-mail from Jerome Martin - Martec with...

I had an e-mail from Jerome Martin - Martec with the request if I can buy the regulators on this side of the ocean (I'm living in the Netherlands ;-)...
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,448
Posted By Gagarin737
You don't have them Don, for the stiffeners you...

You don't have them Don, for the stiffeners you need to drill some extra holes.


http://www.kitlog.com/photos/project_688/full/FP20022014A0000I.jpg...
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2017, 03:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,461
Posted By Gagarin737
I have never used the shoke for more than...

I have never used the shoke for more than approximately 10 sec.
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,295
Posted By Gagarin737
Congratulations! Nice start of 2017! Any weight...

Congratulations! Nice start of 2017!
Any weight and balance figures? Really curious what the empty weight is with all thoose options :D
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2017, 02:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,662
Posted By Gagarin737
I made a bolt in the jerrycan handle and the...

I made a bolt in the jerrycan handle and the jerrycan is grounded to the plane with accu alligator clamps.
Forum: RV-12 01-01-2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,662
Posted By Gagarin737
ebay link...

ebay link (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jerry-Can-Fuel-Transfer-Pump-Jerrycan-Hand-Petrol-Diesel-Pumping-Race-Rally-Boat-/381480864303?hash=item58d2080a2f:g:PzoAAOSwHaBWkNIU)
It's also easy to fabricate...
Forum: RV-12 01-01-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,662
Posted By Gagarin737
I use a mr Funnel...

I use a mr Funnel (http://www.mrfunnel.com/Mr._Funnel/Models.html) and 20l metal jerrycans (https://www.dixonhall.co.uk/cms/File/product_2185_full_1.jpg) with a fuel transfer kit...
Forum: RV-12 12-29-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,240
Posted By Gagarin737
You're not the only one ending up with...

You're not the only one ending up with cracks.
Search for "cracks" "dimple" and you will have a lot to read,e.g. topic...
Forum: RV-12 12-28-2016, 01:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,240
Posted By Gagarin737
I used a #18 reamer for thoose holes. I'm not...

I used a #18 reamer for thoose holes. I'm not sure if I had permission from Van's or that I found that solution on VAF.
You will have the same problem with the forward upper fuselage...
Forum: RV-12 12-17-2016, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,803
Posted By Gagarin737
There is an old (2014) Dynon technical Service...

There is an old (2014) Dynon technical Service Bulletin (http://www.dynonavionics.com/bulletins/support_bulletin_120414.php) describing this phenomenom for some sensors.
Forum: RV-12 12-14-2016, 01:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 17,847
Posted By Gagarin737
I have a thermostasis kit from Aircraft Specialty...

I have a thermostasis kit from Aircraft Specialty (http://www.aircraftspecialty.com/rv-12.html), covered the oil radiator 2,25" and have the "Bender baffle". Last week it was also around 28F in the...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2016, 02:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,716
Posted By Gagarin737
I bought them back in 2011 from jetguy. That...

I bought them back in 2011 from jetguy. That batch looked nice but the thickness at the gear leg edge/corners was thin. It resulted in cracks at the corners after a year of flying. Hopefully they...
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2016, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,189
Posted By Gagarin737
http://scottandranae.smugmug.com/RV-12/RV-12-Empen...

http://scottandranae.smugmug.com/RV-12/RV-12-Empenage-Kit/i-qp6G9KL/0/X2/P1030559-X2.jpg (http://scottandranae.smugmug.com/RV-12/RV-12-Empenage-Kit/i-qp6G9KL/0/X2/P1030559-X2.jpg)
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2016, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,584
Posted By Gagarin737
Initially both were just touching the firewall. I...

Initially both were just touching the firewall. I read a tip somewhere to replace the standard nuts with low profile ones. It worked for me.
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2016, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By Gagarin737
I only have 15-02 rev 0. Step 9 is about the rib...

I only have 15-02 rev 0.
Step 9 is about the rib "old style" with three nutplutes. It will be the most inboard one.
Step 10 is an unmodified rib with two nut plates. It will be the 8th rib counting...
Forum: RV-12 01-29-2016, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,080
Posted By Gagarin737
http://www.aircraftspecialty.com/rv-12.html http:...

http://www.aircraftspecialty.com/rv-12.html

http://www.aircraftspecialty.com/wpimages/wp12ee29bf_05_06.jpg
Forum: RV-12 01-16-2016, 02:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,911
Posted By Gagarin737
If it's still the...

If it's still the...
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