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Forum: RV-12 05-18-2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,464
Posted By todehnal
It has been 2 months now since the last post...

It has been 2 months now since the last post regarding the new Sensenich 3 blade test prop installation at Van's. I thought it might be worth resurrecting this old post, hoping for a performance...
Forum: RV-12 05-03-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,699
Posted By todehnal
Hey Jolly!! Any experience with trigger coil, or...

Hey Jolly!!

Any experience with trigger coil, or ignition coil failures. Such as reliability of them, and perhaps mag drop clues like you did with the spark plug and ignition module...
Forum: RV-12 05-03-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,699
Posted By todehnal
Thanks Jolly. All good stuff. I almost called...

Thanks Jolly. All good stuff. I almost called you during my late frustration period. It just seemed like nothing that I did helped. Traditional diagnostic strategies just don't seem to work on...
Forum: RV-12 05-02-2018, 05:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,699
Posted By todehnal
Hey Scott. Coils and ignition modules are pretty...

Hey Scott. Coils and ignition modules are pretty solid devices. In fact my search did not truly identify any failures, although I am sure there have been some. For less than $3 each, and the most...
Forum: RV-12 05-01-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,699
Posted By todehnal
Well, I'm pretty sure that I have found my...

Well, I'm pretty sure that I have found my problem as well. First, a few more details.

After reading everything that i could find on the subject, all things pointed to the cards, and that included...
Forum: RV-12 04-26-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,699
Posted By todehnal
Thanks Bob1393. I pulled the carbs and am ready...

Thanks Bob1393. I pulled the carbs and am ready for the tear down. I have ordered the carb kits from Lockwood. Should be here today. I will just feel better if I have a few replacement item on...
Forum: RV-12 04-24-2018, 05:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,699
Posted By todehnal
Hey Scott, sorry to hear that I have company with...

Hey Scott, sorry to hear that I have company with this rough running Rotax problem. From everything that I have read, it sure looks like the likely suspect is that I have a carb problem. I ordered...
Forum: RV-12 04-22-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,151
Posted By todehnal
Now that does surprise me that this could cause a...

Now that does surprise me that this could cause a rough engine, but it is an easy check. Thanks.....Tom
Forum: RV-12 04-22-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,151
Posted By todehnal
Hey Bob, glad yours is running well. I'm still...

Hey Bob, glad yours is running well. I'm still in trouble here. I replaced the plugs, pulled the float bowls and inspected. I did adjust the fuel level slightly. Those were the easy things. ...
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,155
Posted By todehnal
Thanks for the McFarlane tip. I wasn't sure who...

Thanks for the McFarlane tip. I wasn't sure who made the cable. I bought my verier throttle form them. That was during the build and about 4 years ago, and way before Van's offered them. Building...
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,155
Posted By todehnal
Hey John, Thanks for the prompt response. I'm...

Hey John, Thanks for the prompt response. I'm fighting a rough running problem and I may end up tearing the carbs down. I made a big mistake during the build. I cut the 2 choke cable short, only...
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,699
Posted By todehnal
Yeah the carbs seat well. In fact, I removed...

Yeah the carbs seat well. In fact, I removed both carbs, drop the bowls, re-weighed the floats, checked the float level, via the needle valve double arm height, Blew out the small jet in the corner...
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,155
Posted By todehnal
Hey John, so what is the "special trick" you...

Hey John, so what is the "special trick" you mentioned regarding choke arm removal. I need to do some carb work and my choke cables are frayed to the point that I think it will be impossibly to...
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,151
Posted By todehnal
Hey Bob, Were you successful in solving your...

Hey Bob, Were you successful in solving your carb problem? I have the same problem and I am currently working on it........Tom
Forum: RV-12 04-20-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,699
Posted By todehnal
Instead of shuttling down after a long idle, I...

Instead of shuttling down after a long idle, I ran It up to about 3500 rpm, let it run for about a full minute, then did a quick shut down. When I pulled the plugs #1 and #2 were still sooty. Also,...
Forum: RV-12 04-20-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,699
Posted By todehnal
I very much appreciate the suggestions. I pulled...

I very much appreciate the suggestions. I pulled the carbs again, weighed the floats, blew out the orifices, and verified all of the linkage. I think that I mis-identified the sooty plugs, and have...
Forum: RV-12 04-20-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,699
Posted By todehnal
Okay. I guess I am a little upset here, and I...

Okay. I guess I am a little upset here, and I made a mistake in identifying the black spark plugs. Actually it is number 1 & 2 plugs that are all sooty. Now that is starting to look like an...
Forum: RV-12 04-20-2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,699
Posted By todehnal
Did I Break It?

Well, I guess if it ain't broke, I should leave it alone.
At the last inspection I noted that one of the floats was at 4.2. The others were at 3.1, 3.2, and 3.3. Total engine time was 315 hrs.

I...
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,916
Posted By todehnal
After a quick look at this, it appears that these...

After a quick look at this, it appears that these old pull type throttle springs are being replaced by torsion springs, rather than with the old pull type spring.
Is that correct? If so, this is a...
Forum: RV-12 03-07-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,464
Posted By todehnal
Found this posting from 2 months ago. Any...

Found this posting from 2 months ago. Any additional info available on the testing process at Van's?
Forum: RV-12 02-22-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,958
Posted By todehnal
Thanks Scott. That was exactly what I needed. ...

Thanks Scott. That was exactly what I needed. Thanks, so much for your explanation and help.........Tom
Forum: RV-12 02-22-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,958
Posted By todehnal
Thanks Patrick. I just saw your reply. When you...

Thanks Patrick. I just saw your reply. When you called, did you get any explanation of the difference between the 2 bearing choices in the SB.
IE; VA146 replacement, and Bearing DW4K2X ?

Tom
Forum: RV-12 02-22-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,958
Posted By todehnal
Thanks John. That answers the clip...

Thanks John. That answers the clip question.
Still looking for guidance on the bearings, per my post #57 above.

Tom
Forum: RV-12 02-22-2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 31,958
Posted By todehnal
Stab Bearings

I plan to order the parts for SB 18-02-02 and SB 18-02-03.
I would also like to order parts for the SB 16-08-01 stab bearings service bulletin, which brings up 3 questions:

1: What are the MS...
Forum: RV-12 02-14-2018, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By todehnal
Yeah, they get pretty tight. Slow steady tension...

Yeah, they get pretty tight. Slow steady tension helps, but a 3/8" hex drive helper makes it a piece of cake........Tom
Forum: RV-12 02-12-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By todehnal
I use the cup type that fit on the end of the...

I use the cup type that fit on the end of the filter. Simple, cheap (under $5 at Walmart) and fool proof. Generally, I don't even need to add the 3/8" hex drive to the end. Just slip it on, give...
Forum: RV-12 01-07-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,453
Posted By todehnal
Torque Table

Well, I followed the link, and found the post that mentioned the torque table, but, as a non member of Rotax Owners, I was unable to view the attachment. Is there any way for you to post it here on...
Forum: RV-12 11-27-2017, 10:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 27,721
Posted By todehnal
Hey Craig, Where did you buy your nose wheel hub...

Hey Craig, Where did you buy your nose wheel hub caps? I think I may give them a try myself.
Forum: RV-12 11-02-2017, 12:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,401
Posted By todehnal
It sounds like the current Swift offering may...

It sounds like the current Swift offering may well just be 100LL without the lead, similar to UL91.............
Just read an ad from them and they call it UL 94 ( 100LL minus the lead )

Tom
Forum: RV-12 11-02-2017, 11:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,401
Posted By todehnal
What is the Base for Swift Fuel??

So, what is Swift Fuel, Grass, or Dyno?

Tom
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,686
Posted By todehnal
Thanks Jim, I was hoping for a bit more tension,...

Thanks Jim, I was hoping for a bit more tension, without the need to reshape the attachments.............Tom
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2017, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,686
Posted By todehnal
Hey John, As I remember it, you replaced your...

Hey John,

As I remember it, you replaced your muffler springs with stainless steel. I assume that you got them from Spruce. How satisfied are you with them? Any more leaks, or broken springs, and...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By todehnal
New 912 ULS Spark Plugs and Caps

I see that new spark plugs and caps are being used on newer 912ULS engines, and others. (SI 912-027) It looks like they have gone to a dual electrodes which is not adjustable. Also, the new caps...
Forum: RV-12 10-18-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,408
Posted By todehnal
Thanks Tony. I may go ahead an order a new set...

Thanks Tony. I may go ahead an order a new set of belleville washers, but I think I will use the old nut. I have cotter pins and nut plates. Oh, and I didn't get the pull rivets either, but I'm...
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,408
Posted By todehnal
Hey Tony! I see that you replaced the belleville...

Hey Tony!
I see that you replaced the belleville washers and the bull nut. Was this on principle, or did you detect a problem?

I was about to start my upgrade, when I noted that no belleville...
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,833
Posted By todehnal
Thanks Scott. That sure eliminates my worry. I...

Thanks Scott. That sure eliminates my worry. I was certain that I had installed the restrictor according to plans, and have never had a fuel pressure issue that I was aware of. I really appreciate...
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 13,833
Posted By todehnal
I guess after reading this, I really need to...

I guess after reading this, I really need to investigate my restrictor installation. I typically allow the electric pump to run for a bit before starting, particularly after a breakfast or lunch...
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,098
Posted By todehnal
It sure does! And that sure would be an nice...

It sure does! And that sure would be an nice retrofit for us early builders. I would love to have one.
............Tom
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,806
Posted By todehnal
Van's HDX software load worked perfect. So nice...

Van's HDX software load worked perfect. So nice to have such terrific support on such a fine airplane.

The new screen layout will take a bit of getting use to, but I sure like the design. Great...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2017, 06:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,806
Posted By todehnal
Wow! Thanks Scott. That will save a lot of work...

Wow! Thanks Scott. That will save a lot of work and should take all of the worry out of re-inventing the wheel............Tom
Forum: RV-12 09-27-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,806
Posted By todehnal
HDX Screen Shot

I just installed my new Dynon HDX, replacing my D1000T. It really looks nice, but I am missing all of the EMS widgets. I called Dynon and they said that they won't transfer from the D1000 to the...
Forum: RV-12 09-20-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By todehnal
Thanks for the encouraging words. It was a hard...

Thanks for the encouraging words. It was a hard decision, but I decided to make the move based primarily on how much these old eye will appreciate the reduced sun washout that I have with my D1000T....
Forum: RV-12 09-20-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By todehnal
My guess is that with the release of the HDX, and...

My guess is that with the release of the HDX, and the price structure, new buyers are more likely to select the HDX over the D1000T, particularly since they have eliminated the $500 fee for lifetime...
Forum: RV-12 09-20-2017, 05:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By todehnal
Yeah Scott, thanks for your thoughts, and you may...

Yeah Scott, thanks for your thoughts, and you may well be right. Probably given the choice, and all things being equal, I would think that dual D1000T screens would beat a single HDX any day. Of...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By todehnal
Skyview Touch vs HDX

I've been thinking of moving from the Skyview to the HDX. There were some negative comments regarding glare off of the HDX glossy screen. I looked at it in person at Oshkosh this year, and I think...
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,910
Posted By todehnal
Yeah, that's easy for you, living in Switzerland....

Yeah, that's easy for you, living in Switzerland. I emailed them and they do not ship to the USA. That means that we have to order through a 3rd party, and the only source I could find was a Moto...
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,317
Posted By todehnal
My reason for asking is that I think we have...

My reason for asking is that I think we have similar issues. I've played with all of the settings on the SL40, including slaving the side tone to the volume control and I can reduce it, but not...
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,317
Posted By todehnal
Hey Robert, did you find the cause of your...

Hey Robert, did you find the cause of your squeal?

Tom
Forum: RV-12 09-12-2017, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,910
Posted By todehnal
Hey Jim, are those true OEM John Deere AM101406...

Hey Jim, are those true OEM John Deere AM101406 parts, or aftermarket regulators.................Tom
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2017, 05:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,910
Posted By todehnal
Thanks Scott and Vic. Things were a bit hectic...

Thanks Scott and Vic. Things were a bit hectic at the expo while Vic was making the regulator swap. Here was a guy feverishly working to get his RV-12 ready to fly so he could beat Hurricane Irma...
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,632
Posted By todehnal
I think this is year nine, and the best turnout...

I think this is year nine, and the best turnout that I've seen so far.
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,632
Posted By todehnal
Hear hear!! It has only happened to me once, but...

Hear hear!! It has only happened to me once, but the pucker factor is very uncomfortable when you calculate fuel down to the last 30 minutes, and then something unforscene shows it ugly face. It's...
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,910
Posted By todehnal
Yes it was the same Ducati that we have been...

Yes it was the same Ducati that we have been using. So, what is Rotax using now?
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 06:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,910
Posted By todehnal
Regulator Failure on Van's Demo RV-12

I happened to notice the voltage regulator being replaced on Van's demo RV-12 at the Mt. Vernon Illinois Light Sport Expo yesterday. It must be nice to be able to get a overnight shipped replacement...
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2017, 05:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,311
Posted By todehnal
I had to do mine. The only thing that I took off...

I had to do mine. The only thing that I took off was the cowling, 2 air filters, and the tunnel harness cover. Then, I hooked up my little hoist and put a little lift tension on the engine. I...
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 27,721
Posted By todehnal
I agree with the "pants off" decision. Since the...

I agree with the "pants off" decision. Since the inspection notice came out, I have not put my wheel pants back on, making it very easy on preflights to take a look. So far, all is well........Tom
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 27,721
Posted By todehnal
Wow! So many questions that my concern is that...

Wow! So many questions that my concern is that we are going to overwhelm Jim with questions. Like, when was the nose wheel purchased, (kit number). Is he the original owner/builder? Was the front...
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2017, 05:13 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,329
Posted By todehnal
I did get an answer from S.H. You suspicions are...

I did get an answer from S.H. You suspicions are now verified. I received a reply from my last email, and was informed that they only sell in Europe. So, unless we can come up with a friend or...
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2017, 10:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,329
Posted By todehnal
Thanks Tom. I didn't notice that and have not...

Thanks Tom. I didn't notice that and have not yet placed my order. Since I have already made email contact with them, I went ahead and sent a reply, asking those questions. I probably won't hear...
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2017, 05:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,329
Posted By todehnal
John, thanks very much for your help. I finally...

John, thanks very much for your help. I finally found an email address for Silent Hektik and sent them an inquiry. I was pleased to receive a reply the same day. In my email, I asked specifically...
Forum: RV-12 08-25-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By todehnal
Okay! My intent in the morning is to disconnect...

Okay! My intent in the morning is to disconnect the 2 leads from the engine trigger coil. That should isolate the charging circuit. then start the engine and check out the noise. All that should...
Forum: RV-12 08-25-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By todehnal
Noisy Comm "Buzz"

To start simple, if I leave the SL40 off, the intercom is dead quiet with no buzz and works great. When I turn the SL40 on I immediately get a buzz that is sympathetic with RPM. In fact, at low RPM...
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