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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-22-2018, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By AeroDog
Where is Murphy? If you're near me (Badin Lake)...

Where is Murphy? If you're near me (Badin Lake) I'd like to take a look.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 08-25-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,000
Posted By AeroDog
Stabilator tips

Be sure to notch the fiberglass that slides in under the aluminum skin for all rivet heads. The manual says to do it, but the words didn't prepare me for the amount of notching that was required. ...
Forum: RV-12 08-07-2018, 07:57 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 82,092
Posted By AeroDog
Very cool!

Very cool!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,859
Posted By AeroDog
Yeah, I'm conflicted about keeping the secret,...

Yeah, I'm conflicted about keeping the secret, but I grew up in the Carolinas and currently live for the last 23 years east of Charlotte. Three years ago, my wife got heavily into triathlon. The...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By AeroDog
Congrats! Are the fairings at the root of the...

Congrats! Are the fairings at the root of the step from Van's? I need'm.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,654
Posted By AeroDog
Vy versus best glide speed

Looking at the latest POH, Vy is given as 75 kts and speed for best glide distance is given as 63 kts. I've never seen a spread this large between the two speeds in other aircraft I've flown. Does...
Forum: RV-12 07-30-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,117
Posted By AeroDog
Including all nut plates.

Including all nut plates.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,486
Posted By AeroDog
On Monday, I saw Van himself deburring wing ribs....

On Monday, I saw Van himself deburring wing ribs. The last time I looked on Friday before I left the show, they hadn't started the fiberglass work on the canopy, so I feared they wouldn't finish on...
Forum: RV-12 07-21-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By AeroDog
I haven't seen performance numbers on the Catto,...

I haven't seen performance numbers on the Catto, but it's $4500 for prop and spinner. It does have the hole for the Pitot. Based on other stuff Catto does, it's probably the best one out...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By AeroDog
I like this idea. Active boundary layer control...

I like this idea. Active boundary layer control plus thousands of little vortex generators disguised as rivet heads.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 07-07-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,487
Posted By AeroDog
Calling Joe Arluck! In 2012 or 2013 Joe, from...

Calling Joe Arluck! In 2012 or 2013 Joe, from Livermore, CA, handled the gathering and made name tags with each builder's information. I'll wear mine again this year.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,487
Posted By AeroDog
There was a gathering last year? I remember one...

There was a gathering last year? I remember one a few years back.
Forum: RV-12 06-28-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By AeroDog
Definitely do the wiring before putting the gear...

Definitely do the wiring before putting the gear legs on. It helps immensely to be able to turn the fuse on its side.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 06-28-2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 810
Posted By AeroDog
I attached mine quite early with no issues. Jerre

I attached mine quite early with no issues.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 06-23-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,014
Posted By AeroDog
Maybe Van's is feeling pressure from the Vashon...

Maybe Van's is feeling pressure from the Vashon Ranger and is coming out with an O-200 version. UL Power, maybe? :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,238
Posted By AeroDog
I have a dumb question

I've never painted fiberglass. What are the consequences of not filling pinholes?

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 05-13-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,424
Posted By AeroDog
One of the best looking RVs I've seen, period.

One of the best looking RVs I've seen, period.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,463
Posted By AeroDog
Traffic is non-existent if you go early enough. ...

Traffic is non-existent if you go early enough. The gates open at 6:00am and I'm usually there when they open. This is by far my favorite time of the day there, before the hoards show up. Van's...
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,076
Posted By AeroDog
I first encountered that unit of measure during...

I first encountered that unit of measure during my first year as an engineering student back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. I didn't realize that it is also used on the other side of the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,706
Posted By AeroDog
I have two Yaesu brand air band handhelds and...

I have two Yaesu brand air band handhelds and both are excellent. I've also have a Yaesu 2m/440 ham band handheld. It's been working great for 20 years.
Forum: RV-12 02-13-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,570
Posted By AeroDog
I console myself by thinking about the $4000 I...

I console myself by thinking about the $4000 I saved with the old kit.

JH
Forum: RV-12 02-04-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,142
Posted By AeroDog
A while back I watched a EweTube video (they're a...

A while back I watched a EweTube video (they're a bunch of sheep, but that's another story) where someone on this forum did a long, dead-stick, prop-stopped glide to landing. The claim was made that...
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,225
Posted By AeroDog
Especially at that location, I wouldn't think it...

Especially at that location, I wouldn't think it could be a problem. It's never a bad idea to contact the Mothership with such things.

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,916
Posted By AeroDog
As I understand it, you put the film on bare...

As I understand it, you put the film on bare aluminum?

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 12-31-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 82,092
Posted By AeroDog
Great formation pic. Does 50V have a tinted...

Great formation pic. Does 50V have a tinted canopy?

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 11-30-2017, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,677
Posted By AeroDog
I doubt this has ever been done. Jerre

I doubt this has ever been done.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,677
Posted By AeroDog
Ditto. I've had zero problems with Cherry...

Ditto. I've had zero problems with Cherry rivets. Never had to drill one out.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 10-22-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By AeroDog
Page 36A-05 Should I prime this part?

Some brackets in the installation kit for the wheel fairings, such as U-00003 and U-00004, have a nice finish which tempts me to believe it's some sort of coating rather than bare aluminum. If it's...
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,320
Posted By AeroDog
I've flown some Cessnas that pitch up with flap...

I've flown some Cessnas that pitch up with flap extension.
Forum: RV-12 10-04-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,320
Posted By AeroDog
I've flown many of the various flavors of...

I've flown many of the various flavors of Cherokee and Arrow and they all pitched down with flap extension. I'm surprised that your plane is the opposite.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2017, 07:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,847
Posted By AeroDog
The Stein crimper is cheap and works great. ...

The Stein crimper is cheap and works great. Watch the videos on YouTube.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 09-24-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By AeroDog
There were two versions of the white blocks, the...

There were two versions of the white blocks, the latter one having a wider slot for the wires. Even with this, it was hard to make it work without rubbing. Careful packaging of the wires in the...
Forum: RV-12 09-16-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,672
Posted By AeroDog
Empennage = quick and easy. You'll enjoy...

Empennage = quick and easy. You'll enjoy it.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 09-15-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,201
Posted By AeroDog
No, he traveled 4225 feet ground track. The...

No, he traveled 4225 feet ground track. The altitude he reached is unknown at this point.

Jerre
Forum: Primers 09-05-2017, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,957
Posted By AeroDog
Update: I somehow failed to notice that the...

Update: I somehow failed to notice that the Rust-Oleum price was for five cans. Still expensive, but not as horrendous as I initially thought.
Forum: Primers 09-04-2017, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,957
Posted By AeroDog
Two-part epoxy in a rattle can

Both SprayMax and Rust-Oleum make a two-part epoxy primer in an aerosol can. Rust-Oleum's is horrendously expensive at $110 per can and SprayMax's is more reasonable (but still expensive) at $25 per...
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,732
Posted By AeroDog
Page 35-03 Painting main gear legs

The build manual is clear: The main gear legs are to be painted with two-part epoxy primer, then painted. The legs are shiny and pitted as a result of bead blasting I'm told. My question regards...
Forum: RV-12 09-03-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,506
Posted By AeroDog
I'm pretty sure that Synergy doesn't debur the...

I'm pretty sure that Synergy doesn't debur the pre-punched holes in the skins.
Forum: RV-12 08-18-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,229
Posted By AeroDog
Is is safe to assume that cutting to the scribe...

Is is safe to assume that cutting to the scribe line will not remove too much material. In other words, does a builder typically cut to the scribe lines, then remove additional fiberglass to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-14-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 140,436
Posted By AeroDog
David, Could you elaborate a bit on what worked...

David,

Could you elaborate a bit on what worked and what didn't?

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,003
Posted By AeroDog
The stub spars come to mind. Jerre

The stub spars come to mind.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 08-12-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,164
Posted By AeroDog
Don, You make me realize just how much faster...

Don,

You make me realize just how much faster you and most everyone else seem to be at building. I probably spent a couple of weeks on the landing light alone and am still not happy with it...
Forum: RV-12 08-11-2017, 12:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,164
Posted By AeroDog
I did the fuse first, then the wings. Should...

I did the fuse first, then the wings. Should have done it the other way. Do the wings. Van's has reasons for the order they recommend.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,918
Posted By AeroDog
I can't figure out which handle you're referring...

I can't figure out which handle you're referring to.
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,235
Posted By AeroDog
There are a few people on this forum whose posts...

There are a few people on this forum whose posts I value above all others. Scott's at the top of that list. If I disagreed with him about something I'd never call him out publicly out of sheer...
Forum: RV-12 08-01-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,136
Posted By AeroDog
And since you haven't done the fuselage yet, when...

And since you haven't done the fuselage yet, when you get there you'll be exempt from bending the longerons and running all those individual wires, even is you opt for the carbureted engine.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 07-21-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,408
Posted By AeroDog
I just completed the wiring last week and, with a...

I just completed the wiring last week and, with a bit of head scratching, everything worked out. I didn't realize, however, that yellow/purple is different from purple/yellow. Maybe ignorance is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,440
Posted By AeroDog
I'm assuming the airplane was tested up to its...

I'm assuming the airplane was tested up to its listed Vne of 136 kts.
Forum: Primers 07-20-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,430
Posted By AeroDog
To my surprise, I found that different NAPA...

To my surprise, I found that different NAPA stores had very different prices for 7220. Shop around.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 18,513
Posted By AeroDog
Anybody know if the new tank can be used with the...

Anybody know if the new tank can be used with the old fuse?
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,456
Posted By AeroDog
I'll be there. Jerre

I'll be there.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 672
Posted By AeroDog
47 k ohm resistors for the low, low price of free

If you're installing the optional audio output for a video recorder (section 31B), you need two 47 k ohm resistors. You can order them individually for about $4 plus shipping, or you can get 100 for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2017, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,308
Posted By AeroDog
Unless it's giving away trade secrets, what...

Unless it's giving away trade secrets, what settings did she use on the iPhone? I love the pic.

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,005
Posted By AeroDog
So far, all my pics hosted by PhotoBucket are...

So far, all my pics hosted by PhotoBucket are working normally. I just uploaded some new pics there.
Forum: RV-12 07-02-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,922
Posted By AeroDog
Sunday through Saturday, sadly on American not in...

Sunday through Saturday, sadly on American not in the 12 (yet). It will, however, be my 28th trip to OSH.
Forum: RV-12 07-01-2017, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,534
Posted By AeroDog
Thanks for the offer, but a kind soul already...

Thanks for the offer, but a kind soul already mailed me a couple.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,534
Posted By AeroDog
The pin, yes. Thank you.

The pin, yes. Thank you.
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,534
Posted By AeroDog
Can someone tell me the name of the connector?

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x222/Aer0Dog/IMG_0386.jpg

A connector which should have been crimped on a wire isn't, so I need to order it. Problem is, I don't know what it's called. It goes...
Forum: RV-12 06-29-2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By AeroDog
Thanks Tony and Scott, I'm still unsure (one of...

Thanks Tony and Scott,

I'm still unsure (one of my natural states) why it would depend on which SV panel and radio I'm using. I'll be using the SV HDX with whatever the latest and greatest radio...
Forum: RV-12 06-29-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By AeroDog
page 31B-17 step 5

Page 31B-17 step 5 says check for no continuity between the nut on the jack and ground. I had continuity on all. I had assumed that the idea behind the stepped washer was that the smaller OD on the...
Forum: RV-12 06-15-2017, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,784
Posted By AeroDog
Turbocharged with folding wings

I just read Jeff Skiles account in the June issue of EAA magazine of ferrying this year's EAA Sweepstakes RV-12 from Oregon to Oshkosh and learned that the airplane is turbocharged with folding...
Forum: RV-12 06-05-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,157
Posted By AeroDog
Thanks all. Obviously I confused the talk about...

Thanks all. Obviously I confused the talk about the engine-driven pump with the electric pump.

Jerre
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