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Forum: RV-12 03-18-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 589
Posted By KALEWIS
Sunny Spring (almost) Day

http://i66.tinypic.com/2z7jyq8.jpg

Fun with ramp chalk !
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 24,809
Posted By KALEWIS
You would need to stop drill any cracks ......

You would need to stop drill any cracks ......
Forum: RV-12 02-11-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,146
Posted By KALEWIS
https://m.cps-parts.com/catalog/topages/15-09454.p...

https://m.cps-parts.com/catalog/topages/15-09454.php?clickkey=23192


This one?
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,761
Posted By KALEWIS
We also tested the Aircraft Specialty Hoses,...

We also tested the Aircraft Specialty Hoses, upgrading from the original Van's supplied hoses. We were at our 5 year replacement for rubber anyway. Over the last 5 years, we also noticed sporadic...
Forum: RV-12 11-27-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,935
Posted By KALEWIS
And Iím going to go down a bumpy road here, but...

And Iím going to go down a bumpy road here, but ďfull stallĒ may not be best practice in the -12 (or any other A Vanís model). I try to land on the mains with enough speed to keep the nosewheel off...
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,761
Posted By KALEWIS
Same issue here. Exactly. It is sporadic, maybe...

Same issue here. Exactly. It is sporadic, maybe more often when cruising at higher altitudes. Engine runs fine, no smell of fuel.
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,951
Posted By KALEWIS
PM sent ............

PM sent ............
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 822
Posted By KALEWIS
Obviously a typo......

http://i65.tinypic.com/2wqya21.jpg


Must come with a bag of cash for the avid aviator;)
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 30,704
Posted By KALEWIS
I 2nd the reiff system for the rotax. No...

I 2nd the reiff system for the rotax. No measuring or cutting, it's ready to install and simple at that.

2 hours is not long enough with any preheat system like reiff or tanis. In cold temps...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,935
Posted By KALEWIS
Tony Is the adapter kit for the fairing non -...

Tony

Is the adapter kit for the fairing non - intrusive as to not disrupt a painted plane/fairing ?
Forum: RV-12 08-31-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,279
Posted By KALEWIS
Removing the avionics bay cover is a requirement...

Removing the avionics bay cover is a requirement for the condition inspection as the top engine mount brackets are only accessible by removing it. Plus, there is an active SB on the rivets for the...
Forum: RV-12 08-23-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,541
Posted By KALEWIS
http://www.billetpump.com Anyone hear or tried...

http://www.billetpump.com


Anyone hear or tried this guy out ?
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,467
Posted By KALEWIS
Add me to the list .... phantom cautions with AP...

Add me to the list .... phantom cautions with AP engaged. Waiting for dynon to admit it's a software / firmware problem.

Where in the settings is the disconnect monitor option ?
Forum: RV-12 07-07-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,030
Posted By KALEWIS
The fiberglass is laid up on the canopy and...

The fiberglass is laid up on the canopy and canopy frame itself. It is NOT built alone then attached like the Viking premade canopy skirt.

Please READ the plans ahead of time as the fiberglass...
Forum: RV-12 07-02-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,267
Posted By KALEWIS
I'll be working :(. In the AOPA Tent all week...

I'll be working :(. In the AOPA Tent all week ��

Doing the Cessna 2 OSH arrival Saturday with some co-workers
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,634
Posted By KALEWIS
I'm thinking the ducts will have scat tubing...

I'm thinking the ducts will have scat tubing attached and running to wherever the cooler is needed ...
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,634
Posted By KALEWIS
Bets on why they are there? I say as a new way...

Bets on why they are there? I say as a new way to cool the voltage regulator. Are they in the cowling or avionics cover ????
Forum: RV-12 06-06-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,353
Posted By KALEWIS
Because it never made it out of phase 1 Sorry...

Because it never made it out of phase 1

Sorry Don ... had to say it 😆


I would agree that the stem looks pretty mangled. Forced into place during install.... then the nut cut the tube.
Forum: RV-12 06-03-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By KALEWIS
Today I reloaded skyview 15.1 with the vans...

Today I reloaded skyview 15.1 with the vans presets and flew in relatively calm air. The AP captured alt well and held it within 20'. Much better than before.
Forum: RV-12 06-03-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By KALEWIS
Just had the VFR / static check last week and no...

Just had the VFR / static check last week and no leaks. Scott, the controls are smooth Thru all ranges of travel, what is a good way to determine excess friction.
Forum: RV-12 06-03-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 878
Posted By KALEWIS
AP Pitch Settings

Ok, to start off, the AP is great but .. I have went thru the inflight procedures and I'm still having an issue with the capturing of altitude. The AP will blow thru the selected altitude by maybe...
Forum: RV-12 05-26-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,113
Posted By KALEWIS
There is not a 51% rule for ELSA

There is not a 51% rule for ELSA
Forum: RV-12 05-18-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,463
Posted By KALEWIS
19 knots steady ... keep the upwind wing low and...

19 knots steady ... keep the upwind wing low and align with rudder. Add some speed on final to keep positive control and fly it on the runway.... keep the control inputs in during rollout. I don't...
Forum: RV-12 04-30-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 984
Posted By KALEWIS
Short answer. No. The venting system is...

Short answer. No. The venting system is designed to vent fuel overboard in that scenario.

Think high wing Cessna vent lines that drip fuel every time they are topped off.

That being said, I...
Forum: RV-12 04-14-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,141
Posted By KALEWIS
Run a tank of 100LL .... it has blue dye in it ;)...

Run a tank of 100LL .... it has blue dye in it ;)

A few gallons of avgas is ok for the Rotax
Forum: RV-12 04-10-2017, 03:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,759
Posted By KALEWIS
Talking Because of the short wheel base of course !!!!

Because of the short wheel base of course !!!!
Forum: RV-12 03-11-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,844
Posted By KALEWIS
I am going to say yes. It's a little tight.......

I am going to say yes. It's a little tight.... may need to remove an inspection panel on the bottom too ...
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,761
Posted By KALEWIS
Got all y'all beat :)

190 mph

http://i63.tinypic.com/2u6h5xu.jpg
Forum: RV-12 02-20-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 18,923
Posted By KALEWIS
I usually turn on the skyview by holding the "1"...

I usually turn on the skyview by holding the "1" button, let it boot up so I have instrumentation for oil P and voltage, turn on the master and ignitions for engine start. Once the RPM's are stable...
Forum: RV-12 02-14-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 26,712
Posted By KALEWIS
When ours "failed" it was only showing 12.5 or so...

When ours "failed" it was only showing 12.5 or so in cruise flight .... which means no charge at all. Anything below 3500 RPM is not telling you the whole story as far as recharging the battery.
Forum: RV-12 02-13-2017, 01:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,010
Posted By KALEWIS
The voltage regulator is showing signs of failure...

The voltage regulator is showing signs of failure after 26 hrs. He has another post in this forum in ref to that.


http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=146636
Forum: RV-12 02-12-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,010
Posted By KALEWIS
This is almost funny as ANY airplane i fly , I...

This is almost funny as ANY airplane i fly , I anticipate a failure. Not that it deturrs me from flying or owning or building. That's how I was trained. Anticipate a failure. Be ready for it. ...
Forum: RV-12 02-10-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,656
Posted By KALEWIS
And you will neee "crow foot wrenches" for a...

And you will neee "crow foot wrenches" for a socket drive to hold the bolt heads in place in the center section. 3/8 and 7/16 if I recall
Forum: RV-12 02-03-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,249
Posted By KALEWIS
To all of you who respect Don for being "honest"...

To all of you who respect Don for being "honest" with his mistakes

As one who has followed his build here and on his public kitlog, my opinion is a little more sincere to the overall safety of his...
Forum: RV-12 02-02-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,249
Posted By KALEWIS
Don and Rich... I think you both miss the point...

Don and Rich...

I think you both miss the point ...

If memory serves me, this is the 3rd or maybe 4th post from the OP that has pointed out missing rivets, not one of two here or there, but an...
Forum: RV-12 02-02-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,249
Posted By KALEWIS
And it passed an AW inspection how? Since you...

And it passed an AW inspection how?

Since you are sharing all these missing rivets publicly, I would have a 3rd set of experienced eyes go over that airframe for anything else "missed" before I...
Forum: RV-12 01-24-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,747
Posted By KALEWIS
if the plane is up on sawhorses as described in...

if the plane is up on sawhorses as described in the MM, that gives you a few extra inches to work with. I was able to do all the work standing outside the cockpit. Used a hand pulled for the...
Forum: RV-12 01-24-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,747
Posted By KALEWIS
It appears those rivets are installed the wrong...

It appears those rivets are installed the wrong way (manufactured head should be on the bottom of the avionics shelf ). We replaced the suspect rivets during condition inspection even though they...
Forum: RV-12 01-07-2017, 01:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,949
Posted By KALEWIS
Skyview / D180 or Garmin? Is the autopilot...

Skyview / D180 or Garmin? Is the autopilot actually active on altitude and course or only "armed". Are you using simple or advanced modes (dynon)? If dynon, the install manual shows location of the...
Forum: RV-12 12-27-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,909
Posted By KALEWIS
Not sure what you mean by loose. try installing...

Not sure what you mean by loose. try installing the forward skin on the vert stab and tighten the screws into the nutplates. They are #8 cs screws. They should tighten up nicely and sit flush with...
Forum: RV-12 12-21-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,889
Posted By KALEWIS
I remember another post on this subject awhile...

I remember another post on this subject awhile back ..... the gear legs may not fair well from the heat from the powder coat process???? I could be way off on that but I think the heat is around 400...
Forum: RV-12 12-13-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,105
Posted By KALEWIS
He said it felt just like the warriors ... then...

He said it felt just like the warriors ... then asked if the -12 had a stabilator. Ha. I didn't even notice until he brought it up. Hands off the stick there was no visual movement but perhaps...
Forum: RV-12 12-13-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,105
Posted By KALEWIS
I had the OHIO UNIV aviation dept chairman fly...

I had the OHIO UNIV aviation dept chairman fly with me a couple years ago and he commented how well the controls felt We both determined that the stabilator had a slight, and I mean very slight...
Forum: RV-12 12-10-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,492
Posted By KALEWIS
If able ... get some aluminum tape (in a roll)...

If able ... get some aluminum tape (in a roll) and if u can reach back and cover maybe 1/3 or so of the radiator . If the OAT is below 35F, that will help keep the temps up. You need around...
Forum: RV-12 12-08-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,159
Posted By KALEWIS
Just an "addition" to this thread ... same...

Just an "addition" to this thread ... same scenario .... tiny leak from the bottom weld. Pinhole leak fixed by a local radiator shop. He said the paint hid it well. Might send a note to vans and...
Forum: RV-12 11-28-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,159
Posted By KALEWIS
Thanks Joe ! Looks like an easy trip to NAPA...

Thanks Joe ! Looks like an easy trip to NAPA aviation tomorrow
Forum: RV-12 11-28-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,159
Posted By KALEWIS
Coolant Hose

Can't find the radiator coolant hoses listed on the vans parts list. Part # is EA HOSE H151 which makes the two coolant hoses FF-1208A / B.

Is this common radiator hose or is it a vans specialty...
Forum: RV-12 11-27-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,117
Posted By KALEWIS
Invest in some "washer wrenches". They are flat...

Invest in some "washer wrenches". They are flat and allow washers or even nuts to be held in place while a bolt is inserted. I'm sure AS or ATS will have them. There will be a lot of putting...
Forum: RV-12 11-12-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,854
Posted By KALEWIS
If you depart on a cold day with the oil temps at...

If you depart on a cold day with the oil temps at 120.... the ram air will cool the oil back down below 120 and you get the warnings. No loose connections. I don't think it's a big issue as it will...
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,884
Posted By KALEWIS
https://youtu.be/sPEMdJhZCvE Not a turn back,...

https://youtu.be/sPEMdJhZCvE

Not a turn back, but shows glide performance.
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,199
Posted By KALEWIS
Ditto on what Scott said. That's exactly how...

Ditto on what Scott said. That's exactly how ours is trimmed.
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2016, 07:28 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 28,735
Posted By KALEWIS
You may be mistaking the trim servo in the tail...

You may be mistaking the trim servo in the tail for an autopilot servo. The Dynon or Garmin servos for the autopilot are quite "beefy" with a slipper clutch and all ... Even shear pins. ...
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,542
Posted By KALEWIS
Smoky T/O from 40I

http://i63.tinypic.com/zmfx1y.jpg


328KL from 284DG

Full video

https://youtu.be/VxOwLDetu_M
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2016, 08:14 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 71,373
Posted By KALEWIS
http://i66.tinypic.com/2jd26p2.jpg Evening sun...

http://i66.tinypic.com/2jd26p2.jpg


Evening sun from 328KL
Forum: RV-12 08-25-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 59,893
Posted By KALEWIS
Original location on the firewall.

Original location on the firewall.
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2016, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,071
Posted By KALEWIS
Put one in a few months ago. Works just fine. I...

Put one in a few months ago. Works just fine. I ordered from wag aero. It was the 89$ panel mount unlit.
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 59,893
Posted By KALEWIS
That was in flight. 5200 RPM

That was in flight. 5200 RPM
Forum: RV-12 08-23-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 59,893
Posted By KALEWIS
The time has arrived. 315...

The time has arrived. 315 Hobbs

http://i67.tinypic.com/rsqv7m.jpg
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,620
Posted By KALEWIS
The self dimming feature on skyview works well. ...

The self dimming feature on skyview works well. If you have a koger sunshade the glare is diminished even more.
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,569
Posted By KALEWIS
I'm still planning an early Saturday departure...

I'm still planning an early Saturday departure but can change to Sunday AM for weather.... Reason for Saturday is a extra day just in case of weather....
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2016, 07:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,569
Posted By KALEWIS
Flying to OSH

Anyone from the Eastern US headed to KOSH in their -12? planning on leaving the Saturday before and stopping overnight close to OSH for an early Sunday arrival. If anyone is interested in caravning...
Forum: RV-12 06-19-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 59,893
Posted By KALEWIS
What is the voltage DURING cruise at high RPM? ...

What is the voltage DURING cruise at high RPM? Usually above 3500 RPM you should see 13.0 V - 14.0V. ours is usually at 13.8 at cruise RPM setting
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