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Forum: RV-12 11-15-2017, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 522
Posted By waterboy2110
The switches are mounted to a circuit board which...

The switches are mounted to a circuit board which I assume provides the power for the LEDs. The board interfaces with the central wiring hub which can be seen in the schematic that you’ll find at...
Forum: RV-12 11-13-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By waterboy2110
Happy to come by anywhere in NORCAL if you...

Happy to come by anywhere in NORCAL if you feeling it will help.
Forum: RV-12 11-05-2017, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 736
Posted By waterboy2110
Replacement of oil filter - SB-912-071UL

May only be a small number of folks affected - best to check:

oil filters part no. 825016 sold as a spare part during the period of June 8th, 2017 to
October 31st, 2017 with a production date code...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,898
Posted By waterboy2110
I bought the dual gages from spruce. When they...

I bought the dual gages from spruce. When they arrived one was slightly off of zero. I figured the error would be linear and sync’d with the error.
Later a buddy brought his carb sync box over and...
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By waterboy2110
Thanks - I had intended to have a look but put it...

Thanks - I had intended to have a look but put it off because I'll be purging the oil system in a couple days and will pull the covers then. Perhaps I'll have a look today.
Forum: RV-12 10-18-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By waterboy2110
Yes I have one of the affected engines. Haven't...

Yes I have one of the affected engines. Haven't even had a chance to start it yet and got a call letting me know we need to take it apart.

Beyond disappointed with Rotax, their US support and the...
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 593
Posted By waterboy2110
SB-912-070UL Push rod replacement

An error in manufacturing necessitates replacement of affected pushrods.

Inspection and/or replacement of the valve push-rod assy., rockerarmleftandrockerarmrightforROTAX® EngineType

From S/N 6...
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,069
Posted By waterboy2110
Saw up some scrap aluminum with the desired hole...

Saw up some scrap aluminum with the desired hole size. You do have some scrap laying around right ;)
Forum: RV-12 09-24-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,736
Posted By waterboy2110
Tom - so the return line (I assume supplied by...

Tom - so the return line (I assume supplied by your group for the kit) does have some "restriction" included in the design? If so, how does it compare to the flow rate of the restrictor that is...
Forum: RV-12 09-21-2017, 12:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,184
Posted By waterboy2110
Don't look past the restrictor that was removed...

Don't look past the restrictor that was removed from the return line. I've been told this solved several rough running engine problems. Rotax has it in there for a reason.
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,287
Posted By waterboy2110
You can check the crankshaft distortion while...

You can check the crankshaft distortion while it's in the plane but there's really no access to the back of the engine while mounted. I'm told it's rare that a prop strike will twist the crank where...
Forum: RV-12 08-31-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,449
Posted By waterboy2110
If you're going down the die pen road I would...

If you're going down the die pen road I would recommend removing any paint on the fork.
Forum: RV-12 08-29-2017, 11:26 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,449
Posted By waterboy2110
The stronger nose fork is $240. I'd estimate that...

The stronger nose fork is $240. I'd estimate that this accident is going to come in at a minimum of $4000 providing the engine is OK (it should be). That's cheap insurance if you're using craggy...
Forum: RV-12 08-29-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,449
Posted By waterboy2110
That's simply not true. Airworthiness Directives...

That's simply not true. Airworthiness Directives and Service Bulletins are derived from observations and failures in the field. When warranted through objective data, changes are incorporated into...
Forum: RV-12 08-29-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,449
Posted By waterboy2110
I could name several AD's where only a couple...

I could name several AD's where only a couple planes in the fleet showed a specific problem. That's how it works in the certificated world. We fix them all. Making a statement that most are OK...
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,449
Posted By waterboy2110
In all circumstances anytime the plane undergoes...

In all circumstances anytime the plane undergoes stress beyond what would be normal operation, inspection needs to be performed.

I do realize that this thread began with "nothing abnormal" however...
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,115
Posted By waterboy2110
Don't install the cooling shroud if it comes with...

Don't install the cooling shroud if it comes with the kit. It's not needed and it starves #2 cylinder for air until the plenum is fully pressurized while flying.
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,108
Posted By waterboy2110
Unless you're going with dual displays - consider...

Unless you're going with dual displays - consider putting the panel knobs in after inspection and install them on the right panel. The space in the center stack is prime real estate and those knobs...
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,920
Posted By waterboy2110
I would agree with pretty much everything FAA...

I would agree with pretty much everything FAA Inspector says in his comment. There are many down sides to this little engine.
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,587
Posted By waterboy2110
There is definitely an uneven cooling with this...

There is definitely an uneven cooling with this plenum design. The design itself is questionable in that it places the #2 cylinder in a corner away from the airflow - it is clear that the #2 cylinder...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,931
Posted By waterboy2110
I use the ones Vans sells. I think they are...

I use the ones Vans sells. I think they are great. They did come off once before I learned to not put too much pressure on the bottom of the pedal.
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,263
Posted By waterboy2110
I put the wings on for the first start. After...

I put the wings on for the first start. After that I ran it several times without the wings (too much trouble putting them on and off). It's a non issue. It's not going to rotate or vibrate or go...
Forum: RV-12 06-27-2017, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,447
Posted By waterboy2110
built mine in a one car garage. Wings and tail...

built mine in a one car garage. Wings and tail feathers lived in the house for more than a year. Lot's of stuff hanging from the ceiling. it was tight but it can be done.
Forum: RV-12 06-19-2017, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 760
Posted By waterboy2110
Fuselage Stand - NorCal - Free

If anyone is interested in this stand let me know. In about a week or so I'm going to saw it up for scrap. It worked well for me until I had it on the...
Forum: RV-12 06-14-2017, 12:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,876
Posted By waterboy2110
If you're going to try to use Justin give him a...

If you're going to try to use Justin give him a call. Seemed the FSDO's I talked to want a lot of lead time.

Richard D in SAC FSDO will do your plane if you move it to Rio Vista but you'll have to...
Forum: RV-12 06-12-2017, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,876
Posted By waterboy2110
I talked to Justin at the Oakland FSDO in Jan and...

I talked to Justin at the Oakland FSDO in Jan and they had no DARS. He said he may be able to do it but he would have to check with his supervisor. I used Danny MgHehee out of SCK. I believe he ran...
Forum: RV-12 06-06-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,876
Posted By waterboy2110
Thanks Scott and everyone else. This little...

Thanks Scott and everyone else.

This little plane is amazing. The prop appears to be pitched perfectly - 5500 / 120kts indicated. Climb numbers are in the 1300fpm.

I was trying to fly off some of...
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By waterboy2110
Flew with Will from Scanlon. Highly recommend him...

Flew with Will from Scanlon. Highly recommend him for any NorCal work. Yes they do want a premium for the plane but he's a great guy and I'm sure I'll be flying my airplanes with him soon.
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,170
Posted By waterboy2110
I would have expected to see the maintenance...

I would have expected to see the maintenance manual and the PAP with the logs. It will be a part of my 12 as long as I own it.
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,876
Posted By waterboy2110
First flight of N696VA

Flew the first flight today. I can't express how well this plane flies. I decided to rent the SLSA from Scanlon and flew with Will. He's a great CFI and for all you NorCal folks I would recommend...
Forum: RV-12 05-30-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,677
Posted By waterboy2110
Yes - I remember reading that when I first...

Yes - I remember reading that when I first started building. Been a while.
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By waterboy2110
Thanks Alex and John. I'm going to call Mike in...

Thanks Alex and John.
I'm going to call Mike in the morning and see what he says. it's a 10 hour drive or 6+ in the Cessna from here.
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By waterboy2110
Thanks, I don't consider $228 and hour for LSA...

Thanks, I don't consider $228 and hour for LSA time reasonable.
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By waterboy2110
Looking for seat time in a RV12 NorCal

I'm looking to find someone with an RV12 who wouldn't mind taking a short ride. If there's anyone in northern California that would be up for spending an hour or two doing landings and stalls I'd...
Forum: RV-12 05-28-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,570
Posted By waterboy2110
I painted prior to assembly because the painter...

I painted prior to assembly because the painter had time for the wings and he could store them for a few months and get them out of the living room. He also came and picked them up. I also couldn't...
Forum: RV-12 05-27-2017, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,570
Posted By waterboy2110
Cleared for Takeoff

Received the airworthiness certificate yesterday. It's been a long haul. Time to get serious about flight testing.

Thanks to everyone on the site for all the great...
Forum: RV-12 05-26-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,677
Posted By waterboy2110
The RV12 may be very close to the 51% rule limit....

The RV12 may be very close to the 51% rule limit. Buying prefab parts could put you over. Just something to consider - especially for those who adhere strictly to the ELSA aspect.
Forum: RV-12 05-22-2017, 11:31 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 367,048
Posted By waterboy2110
https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-q5fsi5TxcX4/WQaKRDRmRJI...

https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-q5fsi5TxcX4/WQaKRDRmRJI/AAAAAAAABlE/I3ems0NU_6Qa3Gm976DKBIGAelqXi4CdwCLcB/s1600/IMG_0435.JPG
Forum: RV-12 04-29-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,216
Posted By waterboy2110
Ran into this also. Swapped the wires. Works...

Ran into this also. Swapped the wires. Works correct now. I have the SV AV knobs and the setup readme eludes the direction is configurable. Haven't had the chance to test it yet since I need the.dfg...
Forum: RV-12 04-13-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,459
Posted By waterboy2110
Can I get this in white?

Can I get this in white?
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-15-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,534
Posted By waterboy2110
I assume at some point you'll fly to min either...

I assume at some point you'll fly to min either under the hood or actual. You'll need to get the plane set up for landing. My instructor helped me with this tip and I use it even in VFR.
Providing...
Forum: RV-12 03-13-2017, 10:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,227
Posted By waterboy2110
As others have said in this thread - purging the...

As others have said in this thread - purging the systems _anytime_ the system is open is what Rotax requires. It's no big deal and should be in the installation manual available from Rotax to...
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2017, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,163
Posted By waterboy2110
I use an awl to center the holes and perhaps...

I use an awl to center the holes and perhaps enlarge them just a bit. I've also noticed the pull rivets are not all the same size so where one won't fit try a couple others. They are also not...
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,857
Posted By waterboy2110
I was also apprehensive prior to the glass work...

I was also apprehensive prior to the glass work on the canopy. I found it to be one of the most rewarding parts of the build. It went pretty much as planned.

A couple of things to note:
When...
Forum: RV-12 12-31-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,729
Posted By waterboy2110
The ADS-B antenna is aft of the bulkhead and the...

The ADS-B antenna is aft of the bulkhead and the wire with BNC needs to be routed from the panel. Most likely what the larger hole is for. But like the others, if it doesn't make sense - stop, read...
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2016, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,350
Posted By waterboy2110
Tailcone Build DVD's free to good home

Pay for shipping and they are yours.
Forum: RV-12 11-13-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,381
Posted By waterboy2110
I used the little punch hole donuts that are for...

I used the little punch hole donuts that are for fixing papers in binders. Very happy with the results. The hole fits the rivet perfectly and they really don't stick that well. You should already...
Forum: RV-12 10-26-2016, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,750
Posted By waterboy2110
I ended up pulling the starter (had already had...

I ended up pulling the starter (had already had it off once for a wayward nut). I couldn't get in on and was worried about scratching the powder coat off. Without the starter it went right on.
Forum: RV-12 10-20-2016, 12:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,483
Posted By waterboy2110
I've done this a couple times with my instructor...

I've done this a couple times with my instructor and by myself in the 152. Less than 500 feet is the limit for the little Cessna. Wind is a big factor with this maneuver so don't get stuck on an...
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2016, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,680
Posted By waterboy2110
While trying to get the front bow per plans it...

While trying to get the front bow per plans it snapped at the weld (I had already filed it down flat where the canopy would lay). I took it to my welder and he fixed it right up.
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,859
Posted By waterboy2110
I fly with a Aera in the C152. There's enough...

I fly with a Aera in the C152. There's enough there to save your a$$ if all else fails. It also makes a great second screen for quick directs while I program the 430 and quick AFD.

While in the...
Forum: RV-12 08-12-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,778
Posted By waterboy2110
I bought the Vans extensions. A bit pricy but...

I bought the Vans extensions. A bit pricy but definitely a good fit. The quality and design are top notch.
Forum: RV-12 08-10-2016, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,745
Posted By waterboy2110
Awesome pics - great story. I also made it to OSH...

Awesome pics - great story. I also made it to OSH for the first time by plane... My C152 from KCCR (SF area). A lot of flight planning to be safe. Next year - hopefully the RV will be done and I'll...
Forum: Safety 07-13-2016, 12:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,286
Posted By waterboy2110
I've thought about this often. I may have food in...

I've thought about this often. I may have food in the plane but I can't bring myself to eating while flying. Most of the time I'm alone so there's no way to get the help you'll need. Until the RV is...
Forum: RV-12 06-15-2016, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,300
Posted By waterboy2110
It's about the same amount of work now or later...

It's about the same amount of work now or later but later you'll have the exact size you need when you have the spars. If you do it at wing fitting just go slowly and don't force anything. Those...
Forum: RV-12 06-01-2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,937
Posted By waterboy2110
I've used wax. It was called out in the wheel...

I've used wax. It was called out in the wheel fairing to keep epoxy from sticking to the screws. You should never tap a locking fastener.
Forum: RV-12 06-01-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,059
Posted By waterboy2110
A rivet gun is a nice option. I've used it in...

A rivet gun is a nice option. I've used it in several places my 3" yoke couldn't reach. Having said that, the kit is designed to be assembled without a gun so perhaps you might ask yourself or...
Forum: RV-12 05-15-2016, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,913
Posted By waterboy2110
Thanks to Joe and his family for putting this on....

Thanks to Joe and his family for putting this on. It was inspirational to see a couple flying 12's. Also nice to see a few local folks building the 12.
Forum: RV-12 04-26-2016, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,571
Posted By waterboy2110
There are two bolt holes in the case behind the...

There are two bolt holes in the case behind the reduction unit. Those holes take the same bolts as the carbs (not where the pitot mounts). I took a carb bolt down to the HW store and picked up a...
Forum: RV-12 04-13-2016, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,157
Posted By waterboy2110
It was a full day trying to get to the point of...

It was a full day trying to get to the point of installing the ring. I figured I was getting burnt out so I stopped for the day and did some research but came up empty. The next day when I went back...
Forum: RV-12 04-13-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,157
Posted By waterboy2110
Tip for installing suspension ring (engine mount)

Remove the starter.

Searching this site didn't bring up the subject so I assume most have had no problem getting the suspension ring on the engine. I struggled with it trying to be very carful to...
Forum: RV-12 03-22-2016, 12:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,246
Posted By waterboy2110
Just finished trimming the fiberglass and have to...

Just finished trimming the fiberglass and have to say it was one of the most satisfying parts of the build. I was anxious, watched the videos twice and had the encouragement of a gal that works at...
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