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Forum: RV-12 09-23-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By RFSchaller
Dave, thanks. Rich

Dave, thanks.

Rich
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By RFSchaller
Is there anything in the works to provide coolant...

Is there anything in the works to provide coolant hoses that donít require replacement every 5 years?
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,463
Posted By RFSchaller
Can you clarify? I originally installed my hoses...

Can you clarify? I originally installed my hoses in 2012. In 2017 I replaced all the fuel hoses with TS Flightlines Teflon hoses. In 2022 when I replace the oil lines will the ones from Vans be...
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,295
Posted By RFSchaller
Refresh my memory. What are the symptoms of heavy...

Refresh my memory. What are the symptoms of heavy floats? Is there an overflow of the carb bowls onto the drip pans?
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,916
Posted By RFSchaller
Mel, wasnít there a period when the OLs...

Mel, wasnít there a period when the OLs incorporated the POH? I seem to recall a thread on that subject.

Rich
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,916
Posted By RFSchaller
Itís not an issue for me because my OLs do not...

Itís not an issue for me because my OLs do not reference the POH, and they specifically allow night and/or IFR operation if properly equipped. My
OLs were issued in a March 2012.
Forum: RV-12 09-21-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,207
Posted By RFSchaller
800 hours since March 2012, and it has never left...

800 hours since March 2012, and it has never left me stranded on a X-country or had a significant mechanical failure. Great little machine!
Forum: RV-12 09-21-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,916
Posted By RFSchaller
Brad, I canít say I know for sure, so I hope...

Brad,

I canít say I know for sure, so I hope youíre right. Iím just happy my OLs are written the way they are.

Rich
Forum: RV-12 09-20-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By RFSchaller
Yep, the 12, like the Cub can just barely kill...

Yep, the 12, like the Cub can just barely kill you.😁
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,916
Posted By RFSchaller
Bradley, If the feds quoted a revision of the...

Bradley,

If the feds quoted a revision of the POH I think youíd be stuck.

Rich
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By RFSchaller
I have noticed that I canít rotate my canopy...

I have noticed that I canít rotate my canopy latch on landing roll out until I slow down to less than 20 knots. I think itís due to lifting forces on the canopy, and it makes me wonder if you could...
Forum: RV-12 09-18-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,916
Posted By RFSchaller
I have heard that the ELSA operating limits now...

I have heard that the ELSA operating limits now preclude IFR operation by incorporating the POH into the OL. Mel, is that true? Mine issued in 2012 allow IFR if so equipped.

The way around the IFR...
Forum: RV-12 09-18-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,664
Posted By RFSchaller
I think some ultralights use a compressed gas...

I think some ultralights use a compressed gas system. I considered a BRS, but I concluded the gas tank would be an issue due to the harness. I was concerned that any harness attached to the main...
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By RFSchaller
Mel and Joe, I agree with your comments. My...

Mel and Joe,

I agree with your comments. My thinking at the time was that the ELSA certification would eliminate any debate about needing a medical certificate. The comment I made about maintenance...
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 648
Posted By RFSchaller
Randy, Personally I certified mine as an ELSA to...

Randy,

Personally I certified mine as an ELSA to hedge my bets as I get older and may not want to keep renewing my medical. Then basic med came along, but I still see value in using the driver...
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,761
Posted By RFSchaller
Off topic, but part of the fuel system: the...

Off topic, but part of the fuel system: the latest EAA Sport Aviation has a good article on how the mechanical fuel pump works.
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By RFSchaller
I seem to recall from the ROTAX course the OH...

I seem to recall from the ROTAX course the OH Manual is only available to ROTAX designated repair shops authorized to do overhauls.
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By RFSchaller
Cheaper, if not better!😜

Cheaper, if not better!😜
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,111
Posted By RFSchaller
With regard to carrying a spare I would say this:...

With regard to carrying a spare I would say this: since it is a common aero tire I have always figured an FBO would have them. I try to carry only the unique parts an FBO would not have: voltage...
Forum: RV-12 09-03-2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,111
Posted By RFSchaller
I had a bad valve poppet on one of my valve...

I had a bad valve poppet on one of my valve stems. I bought a kit at Harbor Freight that had a tool to remove the poppet and some extra poppets. A simple fix that took Ten minutes and lasted 500...
Forum: ADS-B 08-31-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,628
Posted By RFSchaller
My Freeflight unit broadcasts both my N#:and ICAO...

My Freeflight unit broadcasts both my N#:and ICAO code. Thatís how FAA found me.
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 785
Posted By RFSchaller
With regard to O-rings I assume you mean the ones...

With regard to O-rings I assume you mean the ones on the intake manifold. Iíve gone through 6 annuals removing the manifolds each time to get to the engine mount bolts. I inspect the O-rings every...
Forum: ADS-B 08-30-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,628
Posted By RFSchaller
BTW the FAA told me the letters are only advisory...

BTW the FAA told me the letters are only advisory until 2020 when they have to be acted on.
Forum: ADS-B 08-30-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,628
Posted By RFSchaller
I got one. Turned out I fat fingered the...

I got one. Turned out I fat fingered the hexadecimal ICAO code. Reentered the code and everybody was happy. You can get a detailed report of what the issue is by requesting a report...
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By RFSchaller
How did you set your K-factor on the red cube?...

How did you set your K-factor on the red cube? Maybe it just needs to be recalibrated if the high fuel flow indication is steady. Originally it sounded like yours was spiking.
Forum: RV-12 08-25-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,023
Posted By RFSchaller
The D hub may be inferior to the new version, but...

The D hub may be inferior to the new version, but we have only seen a handful of cracked prop hubs, and mine has about 780 Hours with no cracks. I wonít lose any sleep with a D-1 version.
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2018, 11:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,681
Posted By RFSchaller
Most of my prepunched holes did not need...

Most of my prepunched holes did not need deburring, but not all. My test was to drag my index finger across the row of rivet holes and remove any burrs. Sometimes I had to ream a few holes when the...
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By RFSchaller
You always have manual protection: pull the fuse!😜

You always have manual protection: pull the fuse!😜
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By RFSchaller
Back Country, Thanks for the unintended...

Back Country,

Thanks for the unintended compliment about young small people! At 65 (when I did it) and undisclosed weight I would qualify for neither descriptor!😝

Rich
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By RFSchaller
A fellow RV-12 owner I know had a flat. The plane...

A fellow RV-12 owner I know had a flat. The plane sat right down on the wheel pant fairing so you couldnít even get it off without jacking up the plane. Since leaks sometimes are the result of a bad...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By RFSchaller
Itís been awhile since I did it, but I did pull...

Itís been awhile since I did it, but I did pull my tank when I did the mod. I also split the baggage floor and bulkhead when I had the tank out. Even if you can do it with the tank in it is certainly...
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By RFSchaller
Iím going on the opposite direction. I removed my...

Iím going on the opposite direction. I removed my wheel pants to make checking air pressure easier.
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By RFSchaller
Yeah, it was a pain, but actually easier than I...

Yeah, it was a pain, but actually easier than I anticipated to remove the old rivets and bracket. It helped that I had the rear window out for replacement.
Forum: RV-12 08-19-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,987
Posted By RFSchaller
Piper, Donít I wish! Iíve heard all the stories...

Piper,

Donít I wish! Iíve heard all the stories about farmersí daughters and traveling salesmen!

Rich
Forum: RV-12 08-19-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By RFSchaller
Scott, since itís been over six years since my...

Scott, since itís been over six years since my engine was delivered Iíll take your word for it, but I would have sworn it had a gasket. Bottom line is if it doesnít leak with or without why sweat it?😜
Forum: RV-12 08-19-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,086
Posted By RFSchaller
Laughed in the face of death and won again!😱...

Laughed in the face of death and won again!😱 congratulations!😁
Forum: RV-12 08-18-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,987
Posted By RFSchaller
I carry a spare volage regulator and a spare...

I carry a spare volage regulator and a spare mechanical fuel pump in the plane so I donít get stranded somewhere. I also carry a couple of spark plugs and some common AN hardware.
Forum: RV-12 08-18-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,563
Posted By RFSchaller
I use the same type as is on the tank drain plug...

I use the same type as is on the tank drain plug on mine. The engine was delivered with a crush gasket. If yours doesnít leak without one I wouldnít worry about it.
Forum: RV-12 08-16-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,523
Posted By RFSchaller
This seems odd to me because my experience with...

This seems odd to me because my experience with high fuel flow is always accompanied by low fuel pressure and quickly remedied by turning on my electric pump (I rewired my electric pump to the...
Forum: RV-12 08-10-2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By RFSchaller
Unless they really stick up Iíd leave them alone....

Unless they really stick up Iíd leave them alone. If they are really bad you may want to talk to the rivet manufacturer and see if it compromises their strength. A nice coat of paint hides a lot of...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By RFSchaller
The only issue I found with nosepiece hole...

The only issue I found with nosepiece hole diameter was when I got lazy and used a 3/16Ē nosepiece on a 1/8Ē rivet. That caused the head to extrude into he nosepiece. I learned what the Ghost Busters...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,093
Posted By RFSchaller
Pretty much sums it up! 😁👍

Pretty much sums it up! 😁👍
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By RFSchaller
Driftdown, I have not had much luck posting...

Driftdown,

I have not had much luck posting pics. Send me your email on a PM and Iíll send you the pics.

Rich
Forum: RV-12 08-07-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,347
Posted By RFSchaller
Mine were flattened a little by my HF riveter....

Mine were flattened a little by my HF riveter. After 765 HRs and 6 1/2 years no rivet issues.
Forum: RV-12 08-07-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,276
Posted By RFSchaller
I added a VOR/ILS by hanging a small sub panel on...

I added a VOR/ILS by hanging a small sub panel on the main instrument panel centerline underneath the instrument panel, so if you are worried about panel space you do have an option to expand it.
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,093
Posted By RFSchaller
When I was in Navy intel we used to talk about...

When I was in Navy intel we used to talk about ELINT, HUMINT, SIGINT and lacking that RUMINT!😜
Forum: RV-12 08-03-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,117
Posted By RFSchaller
The prop issue has some authoritative discussion...

The prop issue has some authoritative discussion from the manufacturer and an SB, while the tie down ring issue is open to discussion without conclusive evidence. That probably lends itself to more...
Forum: Tools 08-01-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,723
Posted By RFSchaller
I bought two Harbor Freight guns. That way when...

I bought two Harbor Freight guns. That way when one started malfunctioning I just swapped guns, and then fixed the bad one later so I always had one in standby. My friend only bought one and has good...
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,117
Posted By RFSchaller
Doug, The older fiberglass epoxies lost strength...

Doug,

The older fiberglass epoxies lost strength if overheated. The critical temp was called glass transition temperature, and 30 years ago people tried to avoid painting dark colors on the...
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,763
Posted By RFSchaller
Are you sure the surface of the metal contacting...

Are you sure the surface of the metal contacting the O ring is free of debris and damage? A gouge in the metal might cause a leak.

I remember somewhere in my past where we had a new O-ring in an air...
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,117
Posted By RFSchaller
I see many that are concerned about corrosion...

I see many that are concerned about corrosion live in some humid and wet environments. Out here in Phoenix with a hangar I havenít seen any corrosion issues on my Cherokee (29 years here) or my RV-12...
Forum: RV-12 07-30-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,244
Posted By RFSchaller
I bought thread compound at Auto Zone. 6 1/2...

I bought thread compound at Auto Zone. 6 1/2 years and no leaks.
Forum: RV-12 07-30-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,117
Posted By RFSchaller
Would that include all bolts in the airplane?😜

Would that include all bolts in the airplane?😜
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By RFSchaller
You can usually find one that will fit at Harbor...

You can usually find one that will fit at Harbor Freight or Home Depot.
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,117
Posted By RFSchaller
I only remove mine at annual when I install hex...

I only remove mine at annual when I install hex head bolts as jack points to jack up one wing at a time for wheel and brake maintenance. I bought a tall hydraulic jack from Nortern Hydraulics and...
Forum: RV-12 07-26-2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By RFSchaller
I have the D180 &D100 combo. I added a second...

I have the D180 &D100 combo. I added a second comm, ADS-B In/Out and a VOR/ILS 3LMB in addition to the standard XPDR and comm. With everything on I draw about 8.5 amps. Never have had any issues.
Forum: RV-12 07-24-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,418
Posted By RFSchaller
Thatís a gorgeous panel! Good work!

Thatís a gorgeous panel! Good work!
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,072
Posted By RFSchaller
Is this a change? I donít remember this issue...

Is this a change? I donít remember this issue when I was building in 2011.
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,023
Posted By RFSchaller
I think the bottom line is that it can be a pain,...

I think the bottom line is that it can be a pain, but it can be done. I just hate to disturb the sweet spot I found 4 years ago!
Forum: RV-12 07-16-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,782
Posted By RFSchaller
I used a bending tool I got at the OSH Flymarket...

I used a bending tool I got at the OSH Flymarket that prevents ovalization. It has a a series of grooves for each tube OD and a lever that when pulled down forces the tube around the hub trapped...
Forum: RV-12 07-16-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,023
Posted By RFSchaller
Joe, thatís a scary crack. Did you discover it...

Joe, thatís a scary crack. Did you discover it without removing the forward spinner bulkhead? It looks like it would be visible at the edge with the bulkhead in place. Was yours one of the 3 Jabiru...
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2018, 08:44 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 16,023
Posted By RFSchaller
That and a thorough check of the metallurgy.

That and a thorough check of the metallurgy.
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