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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,010
Posted By pilotyoung
Vibration Problems

Jolly,

Thanks for your list of possible causes. I worked through most of them in an effort to properly diagnose my vibrations. I finally concluded it was the gear box, and disassembly confirmed my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 14,830
Posted By pilotyoung
Ducati Voltage Regulator

In the last three weeks I have had two very experienced Rotax mechanics tell me the problem with the Ducati is that the RV-12 does not have a dedicated ground wire. Those mechanics told me when the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,010
Posted By pilotyoung
vibration

Scott, when you say "Being casual about maintaining a proper carb. sync is a sure way to cause gear box wear.", can you explain what you mean. Do you mean checking and ressetting it every 100...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,632
Posted By pilotyoung
Foreflight

Here is a repost of some remarks I put on Facebook a few minutes ago.

I am a total outsider but when a big company like Boeing buys a successful, small company like Foreflight, they start changing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,010
Posted By pilotyoung
Vibration Problem

My engine was produced in 2012. When I was talking to Morris Smith, Ronnie's son, about the possibility of the gear box gears and dogs being bad, he told he he would know when he took it apart and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,010
Posted By pilotyoung
Vibration

Jim Roman,

When the gears and dogs were taken out, are you saying there was no sign of wear?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,010
Posted By pilotyoung
Vibration

I have not seen anything other than some small fuz like particles on the magnetic plug, very small and very small quantity.

According to the logbook both previous owners used Aero Shell Sport Plus 4...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,010
Posted By pilotyoung
Vibration Problems

I have been having vibration problems with my RV-12. It ran smoothly at cruise, but when I reduced the power from about 4600 to 3000 there would be a vibration. I tried several possible solutions: ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2019, 01:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
Posted By pilotyoung
Checklist

Jim, I like your check list but I have a couple of questions.

1. Do you check the fuel level with the stick on every flight? For example, I usually fill mine untl a small amount of fuel runs out...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
Posted By pilotyoung
Checklist

When I learned to fly back in the sixtys, my instructor taught me to use "Mr. Peter Rabit May I Go Flying Tonight Please Sir." I don't remember what all that stood before but I remember magnetos was...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By pilotyoung
RV-8 insurance

I used to be in the aviation insurance, claim business. The last thing you want is to have a claim and there be a question about coverage. As the claim manager, I used to hate claims where there...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,647
Posted By pilotyoung
power outles

The plans have one mounted between the pilot and passenger seats. I installed dual USB jacks on my panel and wired it to the same circuit as the original power outlet. I bought the dual USA jacks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-03-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 950
Posted By pilotyoung
New Zealand

I went to the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre. It is a world-class ,museum and definitely worth going to. I was surprised to see such a great museum in a small town in New Zealand.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,502
Posted By pilotyoung
Fuel

Jim,

Is there any reason a dowel rod could not be used to measure and mark the fuel quantity in the tank?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
Posted By pilotyoung
AOA Upgrade

I purchased the Van's AOA kit last summer and installed it. I have slept since then so I don't remember all the details. I had the floor panels and the aft bulkhead out. I do remember having to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,884
Posted By pilotyoung
vibration

When I am at cruise speed, 5300-5400 and I reduce power to slow down, about 4600 it starts vibrating and I hear it and it continues to about 3000 rpm.

Both hear and feel it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,884
Posted By pilotyoung
Engine Vibration

I have run the idle above 2,000 towards the top of the green arch on the tach when the engine is cold every since I bought it. The prior owner or his mechanic told me about the slow idle problem so...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-28-2019, 11:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,884
Posted By pilotyoung
Vibration

Has anyone with an RV-12 had to have the gear box repaired? I have about 450 hours now and after doing extensive trouble shooting the vibration still exists. A couple of people have said the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,216
Posted By pilotyoung
Canopy

The builder put a metal piece over the rear window after is crazed the first time. He did it before he had the aircraft painted and it looked pretty good. But when he decided to sell it, he...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,216
Posted By pilotyoung
Rear Window

My airplane was certified in 2013. I did not build it. But it is on the second rear window, the original kind, and this one is crazed badly. I put a decal over it to try to cover it up but it is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,140
Posted By pilotyoung
SB 18-02-02

Thanks for the suggestions on paint. I appreciate it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,140
Posted By pilotyoung
SB 18-02-02

I getting ready to do this Service Bulletin on my airplane. I didn't see any discussion about painting the parts and matching the color of the aircraft paint. My airplane is painted with Jet Glo...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 01-09-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,003
Posted By pilotyoung
Nose wheel vs tailwheel

I was at the Van's factory a little over a year ago. I ask them which there were more of and they said nose wheel. That surprised me as I thought there were more tail wheel Van's aircraft.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,241
Posted By pilotyoung
Carb Sync

I can't help you with a mechanic but there are some good videos on rotax-owner.com that show how to do it. I had never done it but after watching the videos, I borrowed a CarbMate and synched mine. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,350
Posted By pilotyoung
Trim

Scott,

Thanks for your reply. My aircraft is a low serial number but last summer I upgraded it to the Skyview HDX and installed the auto-pilot control module and the knob module. Now I know why...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2019, 11:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,350
Posted By pilotyoung
Trim Speed Adjustment RV-12

My trim is very sensitive. In cruise, it takes just a quick tap to change the trim pressure, and sometimes that quick tap is too much trim movement.

I just learned about the 30 second rule that it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,099
Posted By pilotyoung
Mods

I installed the dual USB ports on my panel and a Tosten stick grip with PTT, ident, auto-pilot disconnect, and pitch trim on it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-31-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,221
Posted By pilotyoung
IS

That is amazing!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 10,686
Posted By pilotyoung
Floats

I a newbie to this Rotax, RV-12 club. I love the plane and the engines but I am troubled by the float situation. I weighed mine last week and one set was 6.52 and the other set was 6.7. So I put...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,556
Posted By pilotyoung
MEL

I flew in a Part 91 corporate flight department for 18 years. We had several model Citations over that time period. We had MEL for the airplanes, but they came from Cessna and we got them approved...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,884
Posted By pilotyoung
Vibrations

I set them both to 71.4 and after I got all the bolts finally torqued one was at 71.3 and one at 71.4. Since the tolerance is .2 I left them alone.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,884
Posted By pilotyoung
Vibrations

I just reinstalled the original hub after inspecting it. I am planning on ordering the new style hub and installing it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-06-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,884
Posted By pilotyoung
Prop/Engine Vibrations

I purchased my RV-13 last February with 338 hours on it. It now has 432 hours on it. This summer I started noticing that when I reduce power from cruise, around 4400 down to about 3800 I get a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,703
Posted By pilotyoung
Classification

I bought an RV-12 in February 2018. I did not even consider the ones that were for sale and certificated E-AB because I wanted to be able to do all of my own maintenance. So I only looked at, and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,125
Posted By pilotyoung
Maximum Direct Crosswind Component

I appreciate all the comments in this thread and in another one that I started. I still have one question.

Does any know, and maybe someone from Van's can chime in here, did Van's intend the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-27-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,242
Posted By pilotyoung
I realized I posted my phone number wrong. It is...

I realized I posted my phone number wrong. It is (205) 531-9959.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-27-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 993
Posted By pilotyoung
Airspeed Limitations

The POH under limitations list two speeds which are unusual in my experience. The first is Maximum Direct Crosswind Component, 11 KIAS and Maximum Wind Limitation, 30 KAIS.

This is the first...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-23-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,043
Posted By pilotyoung
Dynon and SA Maps

I have a Dynon Skyview HDX. I use only the Dynon provided data. My understanding is that the Seattle Avionics data will give you actual charts, sectional, low altitude, approach plates, whatever...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,242
Posted By pilotyoung
CFE

I own a RV-12 and am A CFI, CFII, MEI, Glider I, and a basic and advanced Ground Instructor I used to fly business jets and have 3 type ratings in Cessna Jets. But I have retired and I am enjoying...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-01-2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By pilotyoung
That was the post I was looking for. Thank you...

That was the post I was looking for. Thank you for finding it for me.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-31-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By pilotyoung
Voltage Regulator

I know this topic has been discussed a lot. I bought a Silent Hektik regulator and am getting ready to install it. Earlier this year, I saw a post from a fellow that did a really nice job...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-31-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 25,156
Posted By pilotyoung
Prop Static RPM

I complied with the SB on the prop today for the second time. After inspecting the front hub and finding no cracks, I put it back together and set the prop angles. When I was finished, bolts...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By pilotyoung
GPS 2020

I made the hole larger to give the wires clearance.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,240
Posted By pilotyoung
Single Screen

I have an RV-12 with a single screen, the new Dynon HDX and I love it. I also have a Ram mount on the passenger side and use and iPad air in that mount. I like having two independent systems and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-21-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 811
Posted By pilotyoung
Earthx Battery

Has anyone done the weight & balance calculations when replacing an Oddsey battery with an EarthX battery? If will you share your work?

Thanks.

John D. Young
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,752
Posted By pilotyoung
Fuel Burn

Looking back at some pictures I took of the Skyview, last Saturday they were:

6500 MSL 5300 RPM Left 1184 Right 1204
5500 MSL 5420 RPM Left 1251 Right 1279

A couple of weeks ago

3020 MSL ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,752
Posted By pilotyoung
Fuel Burn

Thanks for all the information. I am going to check the prop pitch and see what rpm I get wot at altitude on the next flight.

The fuel computer is not calibrated correctly so I will be working on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,752
Posted By pilotyoung
Fuel Burn

I based my numbers on having the aircraft full before I took off, and the amount of fuel I added when I landed 2 1/2 hours later. I was flying at 5500 feet into a 10 kt headwind at about 5400...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,752
Posted By pilotyoung
Fuel Burn

I bought my RV-12 in February. I have flown it about 60 hours and I am getting between 5 and 6 gallons per fuel burn. I seem to remember than Van's says you get 4.5 hours.

I flew from Birmingham,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By pilotyoung
Voltage Regulator

I have talked with Kathy from EarthX at Sun 'N Fun, Oshkosh, and on the telephone the other day. I told her I have an RV-12 and she recommended one of the batteries, an ETX 680. So while we didn't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By pilotyoung
Voltage Regulator

I realized my voltage was going bad in early June. I evaluated the options and bought 2 John Deere regulators for $20.00 each. when they arrived I was involved in adding ADS-B out, ADS-B in, the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,416
Posted By pilotyoung
Tire Problem

And Scott thank you for bring me the tire and tube Saturday.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,416
Posted By pilotyoung
Tire Problem

Where did you guys buy your Dresser tires?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2018, 10:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,416
Posted By pilotyoung
Tire Problem

My RV-12 has Aero Classic Tires. I was looking at Condor tires in Aircraft Spruce catalog.

Is anyone using Condor tires? Is there a major difference between the two?

Thanks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,416
Posted By pilotyoung
Tire Problem

I am posting this situation to keep someone else from making the same mistake I did. I am a new owner, I bought my RV-12 in February 2018. I have been a pilot for many years, but am new to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By pilotyoung
Over Voltage Protection

Thanks for the link.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By pilotyoung
Over voltage protection

could you provide a link to that drawing?

Thanks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-22-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,446
Posted By pilotyoung
Over Voltage Protection

I am not an EE but my understanding is there is not any over voltage protection in the RV-12.

I just ordered a Silent Hektik voltage regulator at a cost of $300.00 delivered and the main reason I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,087
Posted By pilotyoung
Panels

Doesn't SteinAir cut panels for customers?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,911
Posted By pilotyoung
Voltage Regulator

There is a post, that I can't find again, on this forum from a gentlemen who had smoke in the avionics area in his RV-12 with the Ducati regulator mounted in the cockpit on the passenger side. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,911
Posted By pilotyoung
Voltage Regulator

That is the diagram I was refering to. It is in the instructions for the modification kit to install the Silent Hektik regulator on the original RV-12.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,911
Posted By pilotyoung
voltage regulator

Eric was not just giving me a work around. He sent me a picture of the new Silent Hektik mod and it is just jumped from one pin to the other. The only problem with replacing the fuse is it has to...
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