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Forum: RV-12 08-03-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,235
Posted By Bruce Russell
I agree with Dale. I have operated two different...

I agree with Dale. I have operated two different RV-12's with the 912ULS and 450 is the number.
Forum: RV-14 08-01-2017, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By Bruce Russell
I completed the fuel system and most of the...

I completed the fuel system and most of the rudder pedal/brake installation while I was waiting on help for the "big join". I didn't experience any cons although the forward fuselage did weight a bit...
Forum: RV-14 04-21-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,697
Posted By Bruce Russell
You're not alone. I started building in 2009 and...

You're not alone. I started building in 2009 and I'm on number four and number five.
Forum: RV-14 03-10-2017, 10:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,753
Posted By Bruce Russell
I had the same issue with my F-01406A L&R. Van's...

I had the same issue with my F-01406A L&R. Van's is sending replacements. I got my fuselage kit in October of 2016.
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,038
Posted By Bruce Russell
That's really interesting. I wonder why Van's...

That's really interesting. I wonder why Van's decided to locate the ADAHRS there instead of behind the instrument panel. Rick, do you have a picture of the mounting location that you could post?
Forum: RV-12 10-13-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,038
Posted By Bruce Russell
Skyview Remote Magnetometer

I am planning on installing the Skyview remote magnetometer in the tail where the ADAHARS currently resides and move the ADAHARS to a suitable mounting location behind the instrument panel. The...
Forum: RV-14 04-01-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,178
Posted By Bruce Russell
Todd, You might want to check your records. ...

Todd,
You might want to check your records. According to my paperwork I have wing kit #5(140005). If we have the same serial number I need to call Van's and see what's up.
-Bruce
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,524
Posted By Bruce Russell
Welcome to the fleet. -Bruce

Welcome to the fleet.
-Bruce
Forum: RV-12 04-24-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,066
Posted By Bruce Russell
Sounds like fun. Count me in as #4. -Bruce

Sounds like fun. Count me in as #4.
-Bruce
Forum: RV-14 04-16-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,721
Posted By Bruce Russell
I only have about 40 hrs in an Arrow III, but I...

I only have about 40 hrs in an Arrow III, but I remember those engines had aft induction. The engine setup for the RV-14 uses forward induction. You might need to swap out the intake to move the...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,819
Posted By Bruce Russell
The plans are confusing at that point and since...

The plans are confusing at that point and since it is first section of the tail kit, I would expect the instructions to be a bit more forgiving. The HS instructions seemed to be much more detailed...
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,819
Posted By Bruce Russell
So it wasn't your point to look ahead to examine...

So it wasn't your point to look ahead to examine what goes in hole? Rivet, screw or nut?
Forum: RV-14 04-15-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,819
Posted By Bruce Russell
The short answer is no. Do not dimple the fair...

The short answer is no. Do not dimple the fair attach holes. I think Bob's point is to examine what type of nut plate will be installed in the future. If the nut plate is countersunk (K1100) then...
Forum: RV-14 03-27-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,601
Posted By Bruce Russell
I checked the nutplates last night and it looks...

I checked the nutplates last night and it looks like the K1000-8's are predimpled, but the K1100-6's are not. The directions reference the Chapter 5 section on dimpling at that point so I would...
Forum: RV-14 03-26-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,014
Posted By Bruce Russell
No promises

Van's announced that the new Garmin EFIS would be available for the RV-12 kit, but refused to commit to an availability date. I would expect a similar announcement on the remaining RV-14 kits. They...
Forum: RV-14 03-25-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,601
Posted By Bruce Russell
I'm a few pages behind you, but I think the nut...

I'm a few pages behind you, but I think the nut plates in the tail kit are already dimpled.
Forum: RV-12 03-19-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 971
Posted By Bruce Russell
I just selected the SL-40 setting for serial port...

I just selected the SL-40 setting for serial port 4 and it works just fine with the new GTR.
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,559
Posted By Bruce Russell
The two unused holes in the aft spar of the VS...

The two unused holes in the aft spar of the VS are used to align the aft bulkhead of the tailcone with the VS. One hole gets a cleco and the hole on the hinge bracket uses a drill bit for alignment.
Forum: RV-12 02-03-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,746
Posted By Bruce Russell
Welcome to the fleet!

Welcome to the fleet!
Forum: RV-12 01-07-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,838
Posted By Bruce Russell
I had this same issue a few weeks back. I...

I had this same issue a few weeks back. I consulted with Dynon Tech support and their recommendation was to add a resistor to the tach input side, which is pin 18 on the firewall forward harness. ...
Forum: RV-12 12-31-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,622
Posted By Bruce Russell
First Flight -- N97CU (120587)

Happy to report that N97CU flew this morning for the first time. All smiles.
-Bruce
Forum: RV-12 12-12-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,530
Posted By Bruce Russell
Randy, What are part numbers for the ADSB...

Randy,
What are part numbers for the ADSB brackets? I upgraded to the new Garmin GTR but the SL 40 ADSB brackets don't fit the new radio and I didn't get any updated instructions or brackets for...
Forum: RV-12 11-12-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By Bruce Russell
The autopilot has a panel mounted disconnect...

The autopilot has a panel mounted disconnect switch that comes with the wiring in the finish kit.
Forum: RV-12 11-07-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,042
Posted By Bruce Russell
Unless you plan to utilize the tie down from the...

Unless you plan to utilize the tie down from the top, I would ignore it and move on.
-Bruce
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,890
Posted By Bruce Russell
You can download AutoCAD WS for free and use that...

You can download AutoCAD WS for free and use that as a viewer. The program also works for the RV-12 electrical system diagram. I assume Van's will release a similar file for the RV-14.
-Bruce
Forum: RV-14 10-21-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,890
Posted By Bruce Russell
Van's website has a .zip file with three-views of...

Van's website has a .zip file with three-views of all the models.

http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/downloads.htm
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2013, 08:44 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,740
Posted By Bruce Russell
F-1297C and F-1297D for...

F-1297C and F-1297D for comparison.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3759/10404241105_8010619605_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/76225810@N04/10404241105/)
IMG_0451...
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,654
Posted By Bruce Russell
I used the same release wax as I used on the...

I used the same release wax as I used on the canopy.
-Bruce
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,627
Posted By Bruce Russell
Those resistors came with one of your Dynon...

Those resistors came with one of your Dynon boxes. They are included as part of the Dynon factory connector kit. They are not used in the RV-12. I assume vans incorporated everything in the wiring...
Forum: RV-14 10-03-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,660
Posted By Bruce Russell
I think polishing before assembly is a good idea....

I think polishing before assembly is a good idea. I read a very informative article in Kitplanes or Sport Aviation a few years back about polishing that you might be able to trackdown. The author...
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By Bruce Russell
The firewall forward harness number is WH-00063...

The firewall forward harness number is WH-00063 and the egt harness that connects from the Skyview EMS to the egt sensors is WH-RV12-EGT.
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,784
Posted By Bruce Russell
Should this wire be shielded?

Should this wire be shielded?
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,324
Posted By Bruce Russell
I had the same problem after about 100hrs and it...

I had the same problem after about 100hrs and it turned out to be a bad fuel pump. Look at the fuel pump dump tube and see if you have any fuel in it. I hope your issue is something else. FYI, I...
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,913
Posted By Bruce Russell
Day 1 - Cornelia, GA(AJR) to Cape Girardeau, MO...

Day 1 - Cornelia, GA(AJR) to Cape Girardeau, MO (CGI), to Topeka, KS(FOE), to Hays,KS (HYS)
Day 2- Hays,KS (HYS) to Rocky Mountain Metro, CO(KBJC) - Local flight rocky Mountain National Park
Day 3-...
Forum: RV-12 07-01-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,241
Posted By Bruce Russell
The glare shield is a Showplanes creation. You...

The glare shield is a Showplanes creation. You can buy from Van's or Showplanes.
Forum: RV-12 06-19-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,804
Posted By Bruce Russell
MS21042-3 http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/h...

MS21042-3

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/hapages/ms21042.php
Forum: RV-12 06-18-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,804
Posted By Bruce Russell
I replaced the Rotax nut with the appropriate...

I replaced the Rotax nut with the appropriate sized mechanical locking nut....after the Rotax nut departed the throttle arm...in flight.:eek:
Forum: RV-12 06-16-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,518
Posted By Bruce Russell
Yes they will. I ordered the "plans" for the...

Yes they will. I ordered the "plans" for the upgrade so I could make the necessary additions while finishing the wiring.
-Bruce
Forum: RV-12 05-24-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,439
Posted By Bruce Russell
The showplanes site has a few pics of the...

The showplanes site has a few pics of the installed glareshield.

http://www.showplanes.com/ecom-prodshow/GS-12.html
Forum: RV-12 05-17-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,301
Posted By Bruce Russell
Mel is right. I found it was easier to secure...

Mel is right. I found it was easier to secure the ballast by removing the copilot seat back and bottom cushion. This technique gives you a nice flat place to load the ballast and secure it with the...
Forum: RV-14 05-13-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 26,452
Posted By Bruce Russell
I am a disciple of the Van's method, but these...

I am a disciple of the Van's method, but these "mental exercises" as you call them are fun excursions from reality! Keep dreaming guys. I just build.
Bruce
Forum: RV-14 04-29-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,155
Posted By Bruce Russell
You should be able to buy a set of RV-14 wing kit...

You should be able to buy a set of RV-14 wing kit plans. I ordered a set of -12 wing kit plans when that was the only kit available and Vans gave me credit for the plans when the kit shipped. :D I...
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,162
Posted By Bruce Russell
The directions say high speed low pressure. I...

The directions say high speed low pressure. I used the high speed setting on my battery drill with light pressure and obtained good results. The key with drilling plexi is to control the...
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,020
Posted By Bruce Russell
This is one of the greatest examples of thread...

This is one of the greatest examples of thread drift I have ever seen. The first three posts actually address the issue of exhaust system question. The next 15 posts are entertaining, but not very...
Forum: RV-12 03-19-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,020
Posted By Bruce Russell
BigJohn, I had this same issue on my first -12....

BigJohn,
I had this same issue on my first -12. I hired a Rotax Certified A&P and did a 100hr inspection with me "riding along". First thing is pull the muffler and clean the ball ends of the...
Forum: Interiors 01-15-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,330
Posted By Bruce Russell
Four nutplates in the instrument panel for a 2"...

Four nutplates in the instrument panel for a 2" Ram Mount.

http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad40/rbrjr82/IMG_0243.jpg

Which gives the iPad with Flightcharts Pro a solid...
Forum: RV-14 11-29-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 81,632
Posted By Bruce Russell
Got an email from Van's today. Wing Kit has been...

Got an email from Van's today. Wing Kit has been released to the crating department and should ship "End of next week". My number is 140005 and I am #2 in the queue.
Forum: RV-14 10-24-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,867
Posted By Bruce Russell
Wings are ready

The word is Van's will accept orders tomorrow at noon (October 25th).
Cost: $7440
Forum: RV-12 10-22-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,855
Posted By Bruce Russell
Nice work. Welcome to the fleet.

Nice work. Welcome to the fleet.
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 23,380
Posted By Bruce Russell
Primer Wars!!

So....are assembly line RV-12 aircraft in primer on the inside? Or au naturel? Sorry guys, I couldn't help but startup the primer war on the SLSA RV-12.
Bruce
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,475
Posted By Bruce Russell
Both modules I have installed have needed a...

Both modules I have installed have needed a considerable amount of trim pot adjustment, so I agree it is worth a try!
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,475
Posted By Bruce Russell
The trim pot is on the aft side of the control...

The trim pot is on the aft side of the control module.(The side facing the back of the instrument panel). You can adjust the pot without removing the module by taking the screws out of the...
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2012, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,907
Posted By Bruce Russell
Congratulations! One more added to the fleet. ...

Congratulations! One more added to the fleet. Post up a picture if you have one.
Forum: RV-14 08-14-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 36,867
Posted By Bruce Russell
Can you still get a XP 400 from Superior?

Can you still get a XP 400 from Superior?
Forum: RV-12 07-27-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,520
Posted By Bruce Russell
Try looking in the Post Certification...

Try looking in the Post Certification Modifications Thread. Somebody made an extended seat back support to move the seat back forward.

http://img694.imageshack.us/img694/2160/fuji051211018.jpg
Forum: RV-12 07-27-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 977
Posted By Bruce Russell
Check the yellow tags again. The tags are easily...

Check the yellow tags again. The tags are easily turned inside out which makes the tags appear blank. Try rolling the tags along the wire to look at the backside of the tag.
Forum: RV-14 07-27-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 128,235
Posted By Bruce Russell
They already pre-dimple. The holes for the flush...

They already pre-dimple. The holes for the flush rivets on the leading edge skins of the RV-12 Wing come out of the crate with the dimples.
Bruce
Forum: RV-12 07-20-2012, 03:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,228
Posted By Bruce Russell
I am still an amateur, but learn something on...

I am still an amateur, but learn something on every one i build. I did put this one together for Harvey. I originally started out to build two at the same time, but space and time limitations...
Forum: RV-12 07-20-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,228
Posted By Bruce Russell
One more joins the fleet

RV-12 Kit #120581 took to the skies yesterday(7/19) from Heaven's Landing (GE99) in the north Georgia mountains. N502WB is owned by Harvey Havir of Minnesota who was on hand for the first flight and...
Forum: RV-12 05-17-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,684
Posted By Bruce Russell
1 liter = 1.05668821 US quarts

1 liter = 1.05668821 US quarts
Forum: RV-12 05-09-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,627
Posted By Bruce Russell
I posted on this here...

I posted on this here http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=82432&page=2&highlight=skyview
Forum: RV-12 04-30-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,340
Posted By Bruce Russell
I would go ahead and drill all the extra holes...

I would go ahead and drill all the extra holes for the Skyview system before I continued with the rest of the fuselage. Especially the extra hole on the baggage bulkhead. I would hate to drill that...
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