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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By skydiverlv
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=165801&highlight=vent
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-22-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By skydiverlv
Peanut Butter Do not laugh, it works!

Peanut Butter Do not laugh, it works!
Forum: Trip Write-ups 07-10-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,066
Posted By skydiverlv
KIAD $8.77 for 100LL here in the US. Signature...

KIAD $8.77 for 100LL here in the US. Signature flight services
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By skydiverlv
12 is essentially plug and play. I think even a...

12 is essentially plug and play. I think even a novice could have the avionics up and running in 8 hours. Also I would think it easier to have panel installed and then do the avionics. RV12 is quite...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,457
Posted By skydiverlv
:rolleyes: FADEC is much more than what the eyes...

:rolleyes:
FADEC is much more than what the eyes see, what the hand does, and how the engine performs with a "single lever".
In art terms the 912ULS could be a "work of art", however the 912is would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,457
Posted By skydiverlv
I would crawl across the hot desert sand buck...

I would crawl across the hot desert sand buck naked for FADEC. :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By skydiverlv
I have both Skyview gps pucks mounted on the Vans...

I have both Skyview gps pucks mounted on the Vans supplied gps bracket beneath the cowl and have no issues with performance.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-01-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By skydiverlv
check your email fatboy, I sent a link. You will...

check your email fatboy, I sent a link. You will never need to order again.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,309
Posted By skydiverlv
Unable to locate specific invoice for this...

Unable to locate specific invoice for this particular order. I do have two other invoices that indicate customer# of V537-XX with job number -01 & -02. I would assume the fuel tank placard would be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,309
Posted By skydiverlv
I cut a paperboard blank to mark indicators while...

I cut a paperboard blank to mark indicators while filling tank then sent to AircraftEngravers.net to match the panel overlays. .010 lexan reverse engraved. Any color combination you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,309
Posted By skydiverlv
Calibrated at same time of Dynon calibration. The...

Calibrated at same time of Dynon calibration. The float arm was adjusted to provide accurate low level indication. I can quickly cross check Dynon and time in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By skydiverlv
https://www.cumulus-soaring.com/bowlus.htm

https://www.cumulus-soaring.com/bowlus.htm
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-30-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,314
Posted By skydiverlv
RV12 SLSA NTSB

1st delivered RV12 SLSA NTSB accident report

https://app.ntsb.gov/pdfgenerator/ReportGeneratorFile.ashx?EventID=20181117X94409&AKey=1&RType=HTML&IType=FA
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-11-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,581
Posted By skydiverlv
Do you have the V+ wire connected to 5V supply or...

Do you have the V+ wire connected to 5V supply or 12V? The Kavlico requires 5V+. The old sensor was 12V+
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By skydiverlv
Just received the October issue of Sport Aviation...

Just received the October issue of Sport Aviation and the cover photo reveals that there is a definite tread design change on tires. The new design is similar to the ones JetGuy originally installed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-30-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By skydiverlv
I should have been more specific. I was referring...

I should have been more specific. I was referring to the tread pattern and which brand and type tire is now being sourced.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-29-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 635
Posted By skydiverlv
12is main gear/fuselage seals

Does anyone have a pdf of the main strut seals for the 12is?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-29-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,166
Posted By skydiverlv
12is tires

I was perusing the September issue of Experimenter and noticed the front tire is a different tire than issued with earlier 12 kits. The main tires are hidden by the towers legs. Does anyone know if...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,032
Posted By skydiverlv
What air pressure are you guys using with the...

What air pressure are you guys using with the Desser Elites?
I have a set on order.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,381
Posted By skydiverlv
Back in my po' boy days, we used to fill the...

Back in my po' boy days, we used to fill the tubes with mason sand, cap the ends and bend free hand. After bends and final flare, a good flush with liquid, a little air, and you were in business.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,365
Posted By skydiverlv
There is a third option. The third option is to...

There is a third option. The third option is to use the D180 harnesses and repin them to match the Skyview harness. This is the option I chose. The tunnel and options harnesses are just long enough...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,041
Posted By skydiverlv
How much weight did the pretty paint add to your...

How much weight did the pretty paint add to your plane?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-05-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 953
Posted By skydiverlv
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.p...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=77507&highlight=start+fuse
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,553
Posted By skydiverlv
817-939-4013 text or talk

817-939-4013
text or talk
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 41,873
Posted By skydiverlv
Does this mean the prototype 12is is already...

Does this mean the prototype 12is is already cracked?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 41,873
Posted By skydiverlv
I like the 6hr labor estimate. That indicates how...

I like the 6hr labor estimate. That indicates how old and slow I am.:D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-15-2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,712
Posted By skydiverlv
No anti-splat wheel mod

I called anti splat about having the wheel hub mod made to my
RV12 hubs. Alas, they have ceased performing that service for the RV12 hubs. So...those that have had the mod completed, lucky you. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,918
Posted By skydiverlv
[QUOTE=rongawer;1220011]Larry, the 650 is the...

[QUOTE=rongawer;1220011]Larry, the 650 is the modern version of the 601, which was plagued with flutter issues. QUOTE]

My bad. I had just awakened from a deep sleep. I knew he stated 650.
Retired...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,918
Posted By skydiverlv
If you are sold on the Corvair, build the 601.

If you are sold on the Corvair, build the 601.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-08-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,345
Posted By skydiverlv
If you were purchasing a new vehicle, would you...

If you were purchasing a new vehicle, would you consider archaic pre '70s engine management? You are getting more than fuel injection with the 912is.
One day, Rotax will not even offer the ULS new,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,525
Posted By skydiverlv
Thanks Scott. I had been waiting for someone to...

Thanks Scott. I had been waiting for someone to ask about the gear closeouts since OSH.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,273
Posted By skydiverlv
[QUOTE=dbhill916;1206392]Hi All, I have the...

[QUOTE=dbhill916;1206392]Hi All,

I have the ADS-B module with the 2020 GPS and am in the process of verifying that I have configured things properly. QUOTE]



Not sure that your ADSB is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,689
Posted By skydiverlv
That is a good deal for the tools. The prp26a...

That is a good deal for the tools. The prp26a rivet pullers now sell for $200-$300 depending on where one purchases.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-01-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,430
Posted By skydiverlv
The spacers I have are the width of the seat...

The spacers I have are the width of the seat bottom and about half of the length. They velcro to the bottom side of the seat. I do not recall if I paid extra for them or they came with the package. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-01-2017, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,430
Posted By skydiverlv
I also have tempur foam. The seating position is ...

I also have tempur foam. The seating position is very uncomfortable without the small lower spacer installed. I can only stand about 15 minutes without it. With the spacer installed, I am very...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,178
Posted By skydiverlv
I installed a 1/4" NPT flange similar to the one...

I installed a 1/4" NPT flange similar to the one on the outlet to pump. There is nothing penetrating below the tank face. Also, this eliminates any possibility of molesting the seal of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-26-2017, 08:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,773
Posted By skydiverlv
Though there are different brands/mixtures, If I...

Though there are different brands/mixtures, If I recall well, the folks at SealPak (now closed) told me it was about -40f and even at that temperature it was only good for a limited time. No, the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2017, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,170
Posted By skydiverlv
I was wondering-------does she have legs?

I was wondering-------does she have legs?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,867
Posted By skydiverlv
I see what you are looking at. It is a visual...

I see what you are looking at. It is a visual anomaly. Reference the Vans Skyview schematic and you will see a direct termination to 16,17,18,19 of the 37 pin Dsub at Skyview. I had to run wires from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,867
Posted By skydiverlv
The USB is connected directly to Skyview. There...

The USB is connected directly to Skyview. There is no connection through the AV5000A
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2017, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,585
Posted By skydiverlv
:rolleyes:Sure! Like they covered the new plexi...

:rolleyes:Sure! Like they covered the new plexi window I purchased to replaced cracked Lexan. Crack appeared shortly after mounting, no connection to screw holes or edge. I am thankful that they at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,272
Posted By skydiverlv
I have the 2020 and 250 GPS hooked up to both...

I have the 2020 and 250 GPS hooked up to both screens in my 12.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-24-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,217
Posted By skydiverlv
Joe has already designed and installed...

Joe has already designed and installed one.

http://joesrv12.com/Builder%20Log/al_10_01.htm
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,974
Posted By skydiverlv
Talking :DThe young'un in the background, appears like...

:DThe young'un in the background, appears like all the ones I deal with at work. On the cell phone texting. No wonder it took so long:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-05-2017, 05:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,949
Posted By skydiverlv
Kudos are due my friend. You are a tenacious...

Kudos are due my friend. You are a tenacious individual.
Now, don't go through planes like you do vehicles.
Phase 1....Get'r done!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-08-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,679
Posted By skydiverlv
I purchased several from Peerless Electronics....

I purchased several from Peerless Electronics. Vans did not stock some of what I needed.
http://www.peerlesselectronics.com/store/brands/OTTO-CONTROLS.html
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,705
Posted By skydiverlv
Stein has...

Stein has them.
http://www.steinair.com/product-category/circuit-protection/fuses/led/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2016, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,957
Posted By skydiverlv
I do not remember if this is the area that I had...

I do not remember if this is the area that I had issues with during the build, but I do remember shimming several places and particularly with the tail cone attachment to eliminate outer skin...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 39,122
Posted By skydiverlv
Here is a link to the screws I used. They are...

Here is a link to the screws I used. They are button head socket black oxide stainless steel. Very nice looking and nice to use an allen wrench instead of a screwdriver. They also have washers to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-26-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,980
Posted By skydiverlv
I considered the Tangos but I did not want to...

I considered the Tangos but I did not want to deal with the charging issues and 12 hour battery life, and that is when the batteries are new. Also the transmitter is quite large. I purchased David...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-22-2016, 12:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,934
Posted By skydiverlv
Tom, Brent, The three switches are Alternate bus...

Tom, Brent,
The three switches are Alternate bus feed, Alternator1, and Alternator2.
The second fuse panel is has fusing for:

Alternate bus feed
Start
ECU 1
Fuel pump 1
ECU 2
Fuel pump 2
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,934
Posted By skydiverlv
Vans part # 12 GTR-200 Retrofit This would be for...

Vans part # 12 GTR-200 Retrofit
This would be for Skyview panels only
The 3 holes that were originally for intercom are now
Alt Bus Fd, Alt1, Alt2
The black button next to the three switches is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-13-2016, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,934
Posted By skydiverlv
I Though I am old and senile, this is how I...

I

Though I am old and senile, this is how I remember the conversion. I purchased a conversion kit from Vans that included harness, radio, and necessary and hardware for the project. You will not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,791
Posted By skydiverlv
I cant help you now, Don. I am in the Carolinas ...

I cant help you now, Don. I am in the Carolinas right now. I may have the original prints stashed at home. However, I did away with all the conversion harnesses by repinning all DSUBS to the then...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-02-2016, 02:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,538
Posted By skydiverlv
My guess would be that the wires need installed...

My guess would be that the wires need installed in the original D180 harness that is now mated (with no pins) to the opposite end of conversion harness viewed in the picture.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2016, 10:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,164
Posted By skydiverlv
I looked at some pins in my spare parts that I...

I looked at some pins in my spare parts that I believe are the type used for the wing connector. If they are the correct pin, you need to insert a thin strip down both sides of the connector to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-14-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 31,184
Posted By skydiverlv
No problems on my 12 with tips.

No problems on my 12 with tips.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,502
Posted By skydiverlv
Dynon had some EMS units that had need to be...

Dynon had some EMS units that had need to be returned.
Experiencing the same issue, I sent mine to them, and after return, no issues. That was about two years ago, but you know how time flies.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2016, 05:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,493
Posted By skydiverlv
With the picture sharpness, you can see the...

With the picture sharpness, you can see the thread pattern. Use that as a reference for turning. Good luck getting your hands in there.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By skydiverlv
Canopy Cover

Has anyone compared the Bruces RV-12 lightweight canopy cover to the Vans lightweight cover? Bruce is offering 10% discount until Osh close. I would like to get the best one for travel.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-21-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,391
Posted By skydiverlv
I do not have carbs but I would think default...

I do not have carbs but I would think default would be WOT
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-10-2016, 01:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,287
Posted By skydiverlv
Sent to your email, Don

Sent to your email, Don
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