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Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Piper J3
What prompted me to start this thread… a friend’s...

What prompted me to start this thread… a friend’s RV-12 built by Synergy in Eugene, OR developed an intermittent GPS fault on Dynon dual screen HDX displays. Dynon was contacted because units are...
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By Piper J3
Are you sure floats are all bad? You should...

Are you sure floats are all bad? You should invest in a precision weigh scale that measures in x.xx grams. See... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1285909&postcount=4
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Piper J3
I thought maybe I just had the problem. I sent...

I thought maybe I just had the problem. I sent an email to Van's Tech Support detailing the wire interference. Maybe Van's will issue a SB so folks make sure they address this before problems occur...
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By Piper J3
RV-12 TT Since New

Subsequent to the Accumulated Flight Times Since New thread... this thread is a poll to capture all RV-12's in the field.

Maybe Forum Moderators can make this a "Sticky" so it stays at the top of...
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By Piper J3
Mounting Dynon Skyview GPS-2020 Antenna

Has anyone noticed an interference with the GPS-2020 antenna wires passing through the F-1201Z retaining plate?

There is a large hole in the retaining plate but it is extremely off-center with...
Forum: RV-12 09-20-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By Piper J3
The slow stall speed (47mph) and light weight...

The slow stall speed (47mph) and light weight (740 lbs empty) make the RV-12 very survivable in an off-field landing. The 5-point safety belt will support and contain you as the remaining energy is...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By Piper J3
"Tommy123, I think you might find it impossible...

"Tommy123, I think you might find it impossible to jump out considering the RV-12’s tilt up canopy."

Not impossible... other Van's model aircraft have tip-up canopy that is jettisonable. I like the...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,624
Posted By Piper J3
My guess is the VR gets hot when recharging the...

My guess is the VR gets hot when recharging the battery after engine start (cranking), electrical loads prior to engine start, and negative imbalance until alternator is spinning fast enough (cruise...
Forum: RV-12 09-16-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By Piper J3
Dale These screen shots are from three different...

Dale

These screen shots are from three different flights. Looks like you're in the...
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By Piper J3
I believe Rotax is referring to Teflon Vs. rubber...

I believe Rotax is referring to Teflon Vs. rubber hoses. Canceling the 5-year changeout for Rotax Teflon hoses adds validity to Aircraft Specialty's claim for lifetime limit.
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2018, 04:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By Piper J3
Rotax 912 Conductive Teflon Fuel Hose Retrofit

Aircraft Specialty just announced their new Teflon Fuel Hose kit http://aircraftspecialty.com/rv-12.html to satisfy the Rotax 5-Year Rubber Hose Replacement. Back in the early spring I was asked to...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 09-12-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By Piper J3
Welcome. Great airplane / good people...

Welcome. Great airplane / good people...
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By Piper J3
Look here......

Look here... https://www.ebay.com/bhp/6-ring-binder
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,353
Posted By Piper J3
I wonder if you could reduce diameter at the...

I wonder if you could reduce diameter at the small end of the taper so the ball would pop off easier?
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Forum: RV-12 09-10-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By Piper J3
Good one. eBay does that.... $1 for item and...

Good one. eBay does that.... $1 for item and megabucks for shipping.
Forum: RV-12 09-09-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,381
Posted By Piper J3
Did you see Facet disclaimer......

Did you see Facet disclaimer... :eek:

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Forum: RV-12 09-08-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By Piper J3
Best to remove fairings to check tire pressure. ...

Best to remove fairings to check tire pressure. Also good to look at brake linings at same time. See Tire Problem thread... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=163817 where OP...
Forum: RV-12 09-08-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,381
Posted By Piper J3
I suggest using electrical contact cleaner to...

I suggest using electrical contact cleaner to clean spade lugs. You might even crimp the female connector a little bit more closed. My Facet pump quit about 100 hours ago - cleaning electrical...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,495
Posted By Piper J3
Here's how I added two-speed trim to early model...

Here's how I added two-speed trim to early model RV-12... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1202259&postcount=299
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By Piper J3
$125.00 each.... :eek:

$125.00 each.... :eek:
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 637
Posted By Piper J3
I'm curious why you want to install EarthX...

I'm curious why you want to install EarthX battery in RV-12 when Odyssey battery works very well. Perhaps less weight?
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,111
Posted By Piper J3
I run mine at 28psi...

I run mine at 28psi...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-06-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,400
Posted By Piper J3
I posted that... Desser offered free tubes in a...

I posted that... Desser offered free tubes in a Thanksgiving promotion. I placed this order 11-24-2016. $139.90. Don't think shipping was included...

(2) 500-5 6 PLY AWBS RETREAD,ELITE PREMIUM 2...
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2018, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,761
Posted By Piper J3
I miss-spoke in my post #8 above regarding EGT's....

I miss-spoke in my post #8 above regarding EGT's. See pic below taken in cruise flight at 7500MSL with EGT's at 1200F.

Fuel flow and oil temp are a little high because airplane just came out of...
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By Piper J3
Installation is easy for John Deere AM101406...

Installation is easy for John Deere AM101406 Voltage Regulator. The Ducati connector doesn't fit John Deere. You need to remove the spade lugs from the plastic connector housing and clip each lug...
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2018, 02:19 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,939
Posted By Piper J3
I have echoUAT mounted on front of rear bulkhead...

I have echoUAT mounted on front of rear bulkhead and WiFi works fine.
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Forum: RV-12 09-05-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,761
Posted By Piper J3
I would say the thought process is correct…...

I would say the thought process is correct… needle doesn’t effect high-end mixture because taper of needle is fully lifted from the main jet at WOT. Your EGT is quite low. I typically see ~1330F at...
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,761
Posted By Piper J3
I have a scale similar to this… ...

I have a scale similar to this… ...
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,111
Posted By Piper J3
I miss-spoke... Desser Tire. ...

I miss-spoke... Desser Tire. ...
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,761
Posted By Piper J3
Just wondering... Have you weighted the Bing...

Just wondering... Have you weighted the Bing floats to see if they are in spec?
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,111
Posted By Piper J3
I installed Desser 500-5 6 PLY AWBS RETREAD,...

I installed Desser 500-5 6 PLY AWBS RETREAD, ELITE PREMIUM 2 GROOVE (ELITE) and have over 250 hours on them. Excellent wear. Cost was $140 for two tires with free 500-5 AERO CLASSIC **BUTYL** INNER...
Forum: RV-12 09-03-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,111
Posted By Piper J3
I would say, at the very least, you need to...

I would say, at the very least, you need to replace the tube if the tire has been run flat, and depending on age, you may want to replace all three tubes. AIRSTOP tubes work very well to minimize...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,939
Posted By Piper J3
BigJohn I'm running uAvionix echoUAT +...

BigJohn

I'm running uAvionix echoUAT + skyFYX-EXT + 24" Antenna Coax with 327 transponder. Echo antenna is located about 18" aft of rear baggage bulkhead. I have ~ 50 good PAPR's. I didn't have...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,939
Posted By Piper J3
Try adding alligator clip jumper wire to ground...

Try adding alligator clip jumper wire to ground the unit?
Forum: RV-12 08-31-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By Piper J3
No, actually you can go 100 hrs between changes...

No, actually you can go 100 hrs between changes if running unleaded 93E10...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By Piper J3
Easy Method to Monitor Oil Consumption…

I thought I’d share a simple way to monitor oil consumption…

When I change oil in the 912 I first burb the warm oil from the crankcase to the oil tank and then drain the tank, change the spin-on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,303
Posted By Piper J3
John Yes, I knew about the cantilever top skin...

John

Yes, I knew about the cantilever top skin behind the rear spar and already tried that. What I didn't know about, until this thread, was the effect of raising/lowering the flaperon pivots. ...
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,987
Posted By Piper J3
No, Ducati connector doesn't fit John Deere. You...

No, Ducati connector doesn't fit John Deere. You need to remove the spade lugs from the plastic connector housing and clip each lug individually onto the JD terminals.

See...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,303
Posted By Piper J3
Yes, rod end adjustment to raise/lower vertical...

Yes, rod end adjustment to raise/lower vertical flaperon position with respect to upper wing surface is very effective. I had a very pronounced heavy wing which I countered by raising flaperon on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,303
Posted By Piper J3
Update... This afternoon we went out to plane...

Update... This afternoon we went out to plane with a long straight edge to determine if flaperons were installed at correct pivot height with respect to the top wing surface. We ended up adjusting...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,303
Posted By Piper J3
Yes, I have done the "trailing edge squeeze" with...

Yes, I have done the "trailing edge squeeze" with sheet metal tab removed with little effect. I also looked at setup geometry and it all looks good. Existing sheet metal tab works well in both...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,303
Posted By Piper J3
Question for Aeronautical Engineer…

I have a Van’s RV-12 that I purchased that has a heavy wing. The RV-12 has the fuel tank mounted in the fuselage offset to the copilot’s side. In addition to the fuel tank being right of...
Forum: RV-12 08-25-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,023
Posted By Piper J3
Part of the conversation I had with Sensenich was...

Part of the conversation I had with Sensenich was the cost of the new hub. I was told they were supplying the hub at below cost. You can buy entire new prop with blades, hub, and hardware for...
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,023
Posted By Piper J3
Tom I spoke with Steve Boser, Plant City, FL. ...

Tom

I spoke with Steve Boser, Plant City, FL. At that time he was handling the hub SB. I told him I was not going to install another front hub with large pitch change cylinder when Sensenich had a...
Forum: ADS-B 08-21-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,516
Posted By Piper J3
I emailed Kurt on 8-15-18 at uAvionix to ask if I...

I emailed Kurt on 8-15-18 at uAvionix to ask if I could participate in Beta testing. His reply below:

We got some feedback from other testers and we are making yet another tweak. It's getting there...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By Piper J3
Does fuel tank need to be removed to drill out...

Does fuel tank need to be removed to drill out old parts and install new flap bracket SB? I have split baggage floor and 2-pc rear bulkhead.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By Piper J3
We did a 2.5 hour round-trip to Urbana, OH for a...

We did a 2.5 hour round-trip to Urbana, OH for a fly-in and to see Champaign Aviation Museum B-17 restoration. My father flew B-17H. He taught me to fly when I was in high school. Happy Nat'l...
Forum: COMM 08-20-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By Piper J3
I pretty much fixed my static problem. I made...

I pretty much fixed my static problem. I made adjustments to both System Settings and settings in Test Mode. I contacted Garmin for the default factory settings for Test Mode as follows:

RCVR...
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By Piper J3
Like you, I have not replaced, but instead do...

Like you, I have not replaced, but instead do inspection annually on this SB.

Is it possible to post a picture of the actual crack so I know better what to look for?
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,085
Posted By Piper J3
Congratulations... Just one comment - it looks...

Congratulations...

Just one comment - it looks like your control sticks are very tall. I compare to my plane where top of stick is about even with cabin side longerons. I'm wondering if that's a...
Forum: RV-12 08-19-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,987
Posted By Piper J3
RFSchaller - I looked at your VAF profile to see...

RFSchaller - I looked at your VAF profile to see if you were a traveling salesman in a previous life... :D
Forum: RV-12 08-19-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By Piper J3
No gasket (crush washer) used for the magnetic...

No gasket (crush washer) used for the magnetic plug. Just be sure to safety wire...
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,987
Posted By Piper J3
My original Ducatti VR failed at 104TT. I...

My original Ducatti VR failed at 104TT. I installed a John Deere AM101406 Voltage Regulator and now at 380TT with no problems. Cost $18 including shipping on eBay.

The JD AM101406 is mounted on...
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2018, 02:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,939
Posted By Piper J3
Fake drone - just like fake news... :D Here's a...

Fake drone - just like fake news... :D

Here's a real drone with full permission to fly at airport https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyrzK5r9AkE&frags=pl%2Cwn
Forum: RV-12 08-16-2018, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By Piper J3
The 912iS is of course electronic fuel injected...

The 912iS is of course electronic fuel injected so fuel metering is very precise. The main components of the engine are virtually the same as the carbureted 912ULS which has a fantastic reputation...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-16-2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,126
Posted By Piper J3
Charlie How soon do you think before airborne...

Charlie

How soon do you think before airborne trials begin?

Has the engine been previously fitted to airframe?
Forum: COMM 08-15-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By Piper J3
Does anyone know the default Test Mode values for...

Does anyone know the default Test Mode values for Gramin SL40? These are values for:

• Receiver Squelch
• Mic 1 Level and Mic 2 level

The values are accessed by pressing and holding the <> and...
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By Piper J3
I can’t speak to fuel flow other than to say...

I can’t speak to fuel flow other than to say wiring connection or intermittent ground problem can cause your symptoms.

You have too much prop pitch if you can’t easily attain engine red line in...
Forum: Alternative Engines 08-14-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 14,126
Posted By Piper J3
Charlie Both links work fine. I'm shutting off...

Charlie

Both links work fine. I'm shutting off the TV and watching your YouTubes...
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By Piper J3
Flysrv10 and Joe It'll be a couple of days...

Flysrv10 and Joe

It'll be a couple of days before I can get out to the airplane again. I just finished reading the two threads and will put information into practice and report back...
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By Piper J3
Would it be worth to spend an extra 4500$ ? The...

Would it be worth to spend an extra 4500$ ?

The RV-12 runs very close the max speed allowed for LSA in the US. This is accomplished with Rotax 912ULS and the 2-blade ground-adjustable Sensenich...
Forum: COMM 08-14-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 821
Posted By Piper J3
Yes, when I isolate I can still hear myself and I...

Yes, when I isolate I can still hear myself and I can also transmit voice in isolate.
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