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Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,763
Posted By AirHound
Do the rest of the RV models have thicker skins? ...

Do the rest of the RV models have thicker skins? If so, would that be a significant factor for + speeds and weights?
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,191
Posted By AirHound
Spoke with MS...the SB doesn't address weighing...

Spoke with MS...the SB doesn't address weighing other than OEM floats. That's to say MS has been using this material for years in other designs and there has been no significant weight gain with...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,191
Posted By AirHound
Marvel Schebler must know the ROTAX standards....

Marvel Schebler must know the ROTAX standards. Maybe they too have production weight issues.
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,580
Posted By AirHound
Thank you! Iím looking forward to reporting out...

Thank you! Iím looking forward to reporting out on any effects.
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,580
Posted By AirHound
Tom, thank you for that ultra thin bit. Will it...

Tom, thank you for that ultra thin bit. Will it fit in an electric hand drill? I donít have a press. I guess I could go to a machine shop. From which end do I drill?
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 04:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,580
Posted By AirHound
Fuel return fitting tiny hole.

Tom, I installed your fuel line system last year and enjoy its strengths! Do you offer the fuel return fitting with larger orifice? Iím experiencing spiking fuel pressure indications in the...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,496
Posted By AirHound
B Hub no cracks, F Hub easier pitch adjustments ;)

B Hub no cracks, F Hub easier pitch adjustments ;)
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,191
Posted By AirHound
What causes heavy floats? Type gas or inferior...

What causes heavy floats? Type gas or inferior material? Ethanol is pretty caustic with plastic such as fuel filters. Are there any original OEM floats in the fleet since day one?
Forum: RV-12 09-20-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,444
Posted By AirHound
Art et al, I have a similar system/arrangement...

Art et al,
I have a similar system/arrangement using iPhone video and A20 Bose headset, but I get no IC audio. I think it might have something to do with the headset controls/battery box switch...
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,709
Posted By AirHound
I believe the original white colored 5 pin Molex...

I believe the original white colored 5 pin Molex connector is no longer available in the market place.
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,553
Posted By AirHound
Jim did you use the same OEM/ Ducati connector? ...

Jim did you use the same OEM/
Ducati connector? Or different...
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,496
Posted By AirHound
Don't forget that 150$ Dynamic Prop Balance some...

Don't forget that 150$ Dynamic Prop Balance some just did....agree stop with the D and go with the F with same back half if not a safety issue...
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,553
Posted By AirHound
Jim, same connector?

Jim, same connector?
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,390
Posted By AirHound
Is your description of flaperon function normal...

Is your description of flaperon function normal then? I am not a builder. but have noticed similar differences, and don't want to fix something that doesn't need fixin... Sounds as though the...
Forum: RV-12 08-09-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,744
Posted By AirHound
Check out CATTO, they have a three blade and soon...

Check out CATTO, they have a three blade and soon a 2 blade fixed pitch for the-12.
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,214
Posted By AirHound
Lemme attempt to translate: You got some bad...

Lemme attempt to translate: You got some bad 'Gouge', right Rich? :D
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,214
Posted By AirHound
Thanks Damien, did the guy say by how much?

Thanks Damien, did the guy say by how much?
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,214
Posted By AirHound
Any announcements about LSA gross wt going...

Any announcements about LSA gross wt going up?

Also, any Foreflighters get a square W&B envelop?
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,518
Posted By AirHound
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,518
Posted By AirHound
Glass transition temp?

Glass transition temp?
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,518
Posted By AirHound
15 Knots.....Dang, who wouldn't take them off!

15 Knots.....Dang, who wouldn't take them off!
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 15,821
Posted By AirHound
The 750 Cruiser format is slowly making it into...

The 750 Cruiser format is slowly making it into the ranks, IMHO. Is there a good market for a Vanís high winger of sorts to be designed?
Safer with gas in wings and flip over egress.....maybe a low...
Forum: RV-12 07-16-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,496
Posted By AirHound
Is this prop the only option out there that is...

Is this prop the only option out there that is recommended?
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,496
Posted By AirHound
Ooooh yeah, bring it on..Probably new wt and bal...

Ooooh yeah, bring it on..Probably new wt and bal calculation - built like a battleship..to counter the unknown...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,496
Posted By AirHound
Thinking, an even tightening/torqueing technique...

Thinking, an even tightening/torqueing technique is most important preventative measure.
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,496
Posted By AirHound
My take they are fixed by thru bolts so immediate...

My take they are fixed by thru bolts so immediate BLEW blades less likely...

On the same note....I'll bet cracks will be a challenge to discern....maybe need 10x magnification and or penetrant...All...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,007
Posted By AirHound
Thank you Pat, useful! And just guessing, is it...

Thank you Pat, useful! And just guessing, is it possible your hub is original version and prone to slippage even after torqueing? I replaced mine with Revision B hub which has better clamping, but...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,007
Posted By AirHound
Thanks all, and yes I use the vans bracket but I...

Thanks all, and yes I use the vans bracket but I was thinking a lever for fine tuning is useful. Fellas any thoughts to my question on post 27? Thanks again!!
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,496
Posted By AirHound
Jim, Are there different prop options for an...

Jim,
Are there different prop options for an RV12? I donít know what they would be. Maybe Cato?

Doug
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,007
Posted By AirHound
Double dang!! All thread tips considered, can...

Double dang!!
All thread tips considered, can anyone please tell me if 29.5 MAP/5100 RPM WOT at takeoff and climb-out is acceptable based on the Vanís Rotax discussion Scott referred to?
Thank...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,007
Posted By AirHound
I guess I got carried away with my limited...

I guess I got carried away with my limited ability to determine if average WOT/Take off/climb rpm ~5000 rpm and manifold pressure ~ 29.5 is ok?

Then at altitude rpm range 5200 to 5500 at 26.5-27.5...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,007
Posted By AirHound
WOW, that is good to know! Any chance of a...

WOW, that is good to know! Any chance of a photo? Suggestion, how more capable/effecient would owner/maintainers be if our special tool kits contained one of those 3" thingy miJobs which kinda...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,007
Posted By AirHound
Sorry for sounding simple here. As an...

Sorry for sounding simple here. As an overthinker/underdoer, I find it real difficult to smoothly and consistently obtain the VANS desired prop pitch setting just by loosening bolts and hand twisting...
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,007
Posted By AirHound
Roger for technique adjusting prop angle, can one...

Roger for technique adjusting prop angle, can one use two 1x4Ē sticks taped together on the front and back of a blade to make those small prop angle changes easier/smoother with a little...
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,191
Posted By AirHound
Ron, Weather permitting I plan to come up from St...

Ron,
Weather permitting I plan to come up from St Louis.
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,515
Posted By AirHound
Hi, can changing spark plugs or prop dynamic...

Hi, can changing spark plugs or prop dynamic balancing or adjusting/correcting prop blade pitch affect carb sync?
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,950
Posted By AirHound
How about insulating it and leave it...

How about insulating it and leave it connected/secured, tucked away?
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,342
Posted By AirHound
Factor Wheel Pants on and off for W&B Calculations?

Unable to find VAF discussion on RV-12 Wheel Pants regarding W&B. Is the weight significant to recalculate whether they are on or off?
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,570
Posted By AirHound
Request W&B PDF

Ernie,

Hi, this is Doug in IL. I'm a late comer, could you please send me the PDF when convenient.

Thank you!
Forum: RV-12 06-02-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,950
Posted By AirHound
Iíve been lucky so far and have not been stuck...

Iíve been lucky so far and have not been stuck out of town yet! Thank you for sharing a field expedient remedy for when the battery gives out. All lessons learned and fixes are truly valued by most...
Forum: RV-12 05-23-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,267
Posted By AirHound
Meantimes between system failures analysis....

Is it a matter of when, not if, the master relay will cause this to happen to all RV-12's, as they age? Any trend analysis except to say this happened to two aircraft in recent years??
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,184
Posted By AirHound
AST followup question.

Scott, where the potential recommendations you spoke of made?

And, in plan English, what does the pilot experience when the AST becomes ineffective? Thank you! Doug in IL
Forum: RV-12 04-22-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,221
Posted By AirHound
Thanks to a skilled builder, Tom Delaney, another...

Thanks to a skilled builder, Tom Delaney, another completion. With his able assistance the project took us 14 hours only because of me tromping around. But as they say time flys when you are having...
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,196
Posted By AirHound
Thank you for info. Another small issue ? When...

Thank you for info. Another small issue ?
When sitting engine off the left indicates 20 higher. When operating both gauges come close? Any ideas as to why?
Forum: RV-12 04-14-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,695
Posted By AirHound
Firewalls and nose gears/mounts too!

Firewalls and nose gears/mounts too!
Forum: RV-12 04-11-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,695
Posted By AirHound
Spare parts

Sorry for any blinding statements of the obvious. Like many of you all, I owned an European Built SLSA and at the time it had the most SLSA aircraft in the field, and, just ok, US support. I felt...
Forum: RV-12 03-26-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By AirHound
Mark, thank you for the education sir.

Mark, thank you for the education sir.
Forum: RV-12 03-26-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 974
Posted By AirHound
Which sb or build process do these posts refer...

Which sb or build process do these posts refer to? Thank you.
Forum: RV-12 03-22-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,245
Posted By AirHound
Add to POH

Perhaps a worthy candidate for a POH emergency procedure?
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,488
Posted By AirHound
Scott, I ordered Vanís springs, however I have a...

Scott, I ordered Vanís springs, however I have a vernier throttle. Guess I have some extra springs now and must order McFarland springs errr Iím confused. Iím not a builder. Thank you!
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,488
Posted By AirHound
Scott, I ordered Vanís springs, however I have a...

Scott, I ordered Vanís springs, however I have a vernier throttle. Guess I have some extra springs now and must order McFarland springs errr Iím confused. Iím not a builder. Thank you!
Forum: RV-12 03-02-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,221
Posted By AirHound
Dave12, very helpful, thank you.

Dave12, very helpful, thank you.
Forum: RV-12 03-02-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,221
Posted By AirHound
Hey Skunkworks, Thanks for the visual. Did you...

Hey Skunkworks, Thanks for the visual. Did you loosen cables in the process couldnít tell. Or, just detach at the HS horns? Does that table adjust for absolute fit or just stuff a magazine or...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,559
Posted By AirHound
Thank you Big John and all others willing to help...

Thank you Big John and all others willing to help non-builders keep all those fuselage placards shinny.
Forum: RV-12 02-28-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,559
Posted By AirHound
Thanks Ian, what did you use to strip the paint...

Thanks Ian, what did you use to strip the paint off? Sorry for these basic questions, I didnít build mine. Your photos below are a challenge to interpret if they are cracks or not. Canít wait to hear...
Forum: RV-12 02-28-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,559
Posted By AirHound
Ian, which method did you use to disconnect the...

Ian, which method did you use to disconnect the cables?
Forum: RV-12 02-28-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,559
Posted By AirHound
HS stab removal process

Iím not the builder. Just thinking through the steps and early comments. Some posts indicate different kit contents, one or no clips, etc, and a couple pioneers indicate different HS removal process...
Forum: RV-12 02-28-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,559
Posted By AirHound
Approx How many turns/how much movement is...

Approx How many turns/how much movement is needed, would you guess?
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 296,443
Posted By AirHound
Baggage floor mod fixtures

Tony Howdy, I have the baggage mod kit ready to install. But just ordered the two pieces for the floor and the kind lady at vans said thatís all that is coming. So, how do I mod the floor ? Do I make...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 296,443
Posted By AirHound
Tony Howdy, I have the baggage mod kit ready to...

Tony
Howdy, I have the baggage mod kit ready to install. But just ordered the two pieces for the floor and the kind lady at vans said thatís all that is coming. So, how do I mod the floor ? Do I...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,559
Posted By AirHound
Hey Rich, why not disconnect at the HS horns and...

Hey Rich, why not disconnect at the HS horns and tie them together to keep them from slipping into the fuselage rather than messing with the clips? Iím in the reading/planning/? Phase.
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,612
Posted By AirHound
I'm not confused about the what, just the reasons...

I'm not confused about the what, just the reasons for the different numbers and Scott cleared that up. Coming from years of certified Acft to ELSA third owner, No doubt my personal checklist and...
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