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Forum: RV-12 10-17-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 946
Posted By Tony_T
Swiftline service

Save the hassle. Buy the Swiftline kit. It is basically another set of shoes and linings.

After your SwiftLine purchase, any time you send your brake shoes in with spent linings, they will be...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By Tony_T
Extractor tool

For extracting the pins from the blue Amp wing connectors I made a fine tool from a pair of inexpensive SS tweezers. Grind the ends to fit full depth into the connector. Takes a little trial and...
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By Tony_T
Hello Mike I struggle as well getting the...

Hello Mike
I struggle as well getting the upholstered panel in place when the fuel tank is installed. There probably is no easy way, I just bend it as necessary and work it in behind the tank and...
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,047
Posted By Tony_T
Impressive

Watch the video, at 1:57 he pushes a button to open the canopy.

Joe's canopy is electrically actuated, among many, many other innovations on his build disclosed on his website.

Looking good Joe,...
Forum: RV-12 08-01-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,518
Posted By Tony_T
I took my tail tie-down ring out today. It's...

I took my tail tie-down ring out today. It's been in there for 7 years. I use it to ground the airplane when fueling as well as a tie down. I installed it with Loctite on half of the threads. ...
Forum: RV-12 07-26-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,022
Posted By Tony_T
E.D., Van's specifically approves the...

E.D., Van's specifically approves the installation of the second EFIS in Notification 14-10-15 provided that both screens are serial number 6000 or greater. The earlier screens drew more power than...
Forum: RV-12 07-21-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,417
Posted By Tony_T
Yes, I see. Thanks for the heads up, I didn't...

Yes, I see. Thanks for the heads up, I didn't read far enough. That is an important point.

Thanks for saving me from myself.:o
Forum: RV-12 07-21-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,417
Posted By Tony_T
Unknowns re: Whirlwind

The Whirlwind seems reasonable cost wise. However, in looking at the installation instructions, I don't see that the hub has a hole for the RV-12 (unique) pitot tube. If they make a hole for us...
Forum: Safety 07-10-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,065
Posted By Tony_T
Yes, I guess I knew there would be two sides to...

Yes, I guess I knew there would be two sides to the question but I didn't anticipate the level of response I got. I value all of these comments.

I enjoy dogs and don't ever want to see one hurt....
Forum: RV-12 07-08-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,108
Posted By Tony_T
There were a number of posts in past on how to...

There were a number of posts in past on how to make the conversion. I know you've been searching, but here is what I remember.

The Kavlico will mount on the same screw as the VDO but you need a...
Forum: Safety 07-05-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,065
Posted By Tony_T
Airport Dog?

Most, if not all, airports have signs that warn about pets, my airport included. Big sign right at the gate that pets have to be under positive control and also posted on the hangar row end hangars....
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,862
Posted By Tony_T
Eight years ago when I finished my 12 I took it...

Eight years ago when I finished my 12 I took it to a certain avionics shop. At that time, no problem getting in on short notice just had to call an hour ahead of time. The actual check for VFR on a...
Forum: RV-12 06-02-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,508
Posted By Tony_T
The D-180 airplanes had a diode for the starter...

The D-180 airplanes had a diode for the starter switch contacts but it is out of sight located in the control board. The SkyView airplanes are supposed to have a diode at the starter solenoid. See...
Forum: RV-12 05-27-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,849
Posted By Tony_T
Heck, I'm 79, and also an engineer. I tired...

Heck, I'm 79, and also an engineer. I tired quickly of the D-180. The new equipment is like candy to me. I find it immensely enjoyable and it keeps me young. If being practical means I can't have...
Forum: RV-12 05-27-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,849
Posted By Tony_T
SkyView conversion harnesses

Hi Rich,

You'll recall, I'm sure, my thread about converting to SkyView? There are two ways to do it. One way is to use interface harnesses to make connections to the SkyView and it's components. ...
Forum: RV-12 05-27-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,849
Posted By Tony_T
Vern, I converted from D-180 to SkyView about a...

Vern,
I converted from D-180 to SkyView about a year and half ago. Of the two choices for the initial software load, I installed Van's package which is, as you know, specific to the RV-12. There...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-26-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,173
Posted By Tony_T
Bogash RV-12 Adventure

Bob Bogash ferry flight of Don's RV-12 from Port Townsend, WA to TX. Great reading and lots of pictures:

This here is Bob...
Forum: RV-12 05-10-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By Tony_T
It's in Section 29iS/U, pp 01 and...

It's in Section 29iS/U, pp 01 and 10

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-XNGwssj/0/a096eaa8/L/i-XNGwssj-L.jpg
Forum: RV-12 05-06-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,581
Posted By Tony_T
Thumbs up Nice!

She looks gorgeous, Paul. Nice job.
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,813
Posted By Tony_T
Rattle can interior

I painted all my interior with rattle can primer (NAPA 7220) and Rustoleum Painter's choice (Granite color). The individual pieces were primed and painted before assembly so they could be flat on...
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,196
Posted By Tony_T
Torque alert!

Ben, 133 in-lb is too much, like twice as much. Be careful, you don't want to strip anything out of that alum head.:eek:
A lot of torque values are found in the Illustrated Parts Catalog. I see...
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 981
Posted By Tony_T
Page 11-07 might be what you're looking...

Page 11-07 might be what you're looking for?

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-12/RV-12_11.pdf
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,670
Posted By Tony_T
Canopy Rail Support

The roll bar support arm, a part of the canopy rail on the completed Mk 1 fuselage is easily bent. There is a tendency for pilot and/or passenger to put their weight on this piece when exiting the...
Forum: RV-12 04-14-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,528
Posted By Tony_T
Thumbs up SA charts

Ben, I just recently became a SA charts user. I have fairly fast internet connection and it took about 2 1/2 hours to download WA, ID, OR, CA sectionals, low alt IFR, and all the approach charts and...
Forum: RV-12 04-12-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,805
Posted By Tony_T
AP knobs template

Well, even tho' they don't support the install in your case, you can still buy the parts you need.
The template is available in the webstore for 5 bucks:

Here is the link to the...
Forum: RV-12 04-12-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,549
Posted By Tony_T
Canopy latch retro fit

Installed the new canopy latch and can confirm that it does work a bit smoother and easier than the old set-up plus the safety catch is a more robust design; the old safety catch seems trivial in...
Forum: RV-12 04-05-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,221
Posted By Tony_T
Rain?

What rain?

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-DSQCpft/0/2af0a149/L/i-DSQCpft-L.png
Forum: RV-12 04-05-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,221
Posted By Tony_T
My take would be that by scuffing the SS washers...

My take would be that by scuffing the SS washers and alum brackets and glueing them together the SS at the interface would stay in the active state. Especially if the assembly is primed. It looks...
Forum: RV-12 04-04-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,221
Posted By Tony_T
Thumbs up Good report

Great tip Jim, Thanks
Forum: RV-12 03-05-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,123
Posted By Tony_T
Well, I read somewhere that the space shuttle was...

Well, I read somewhere that the space shuttle was attached to the 747 carrier aircraft with only 3 bolts...
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,484
Posted By Tony_T
Hal has the fuel cap that Van's sells and it is...

Hal has the fuel cap that Van's sells and it is the same one that I got from...
Forum: RV-12 03-03-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,484
Posted By Tony_T
Locking Gas Cap Report

This is to confirm that the Aircraft Spruce Van's retro fit locking gas cap (05-01006) does fit the RV-12 filler neck. I haven't pro sealed it in yet but it appears to be a perfect fit. Once Hal...
Forum: RV-12 02-28-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,484
Posted By Tony_T
Hey, that's great Hal, together we'll be able to...

Hey, that's great Hal, together we'll be able to resolve the locking gas cap mystery. Take pictures of yours when you get it. Email them to me and I can post them.

Great to see you at the Aviation...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 296,443
Posted By Tony_T
Hi Doug, I don't think you need anything else. ...

Hi Doug,

I don't think you need anything else. The two floor pieces should screw right to the original nut plates, no mounting flanges should be necessary.

Just understand that is an old post of...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,484
Posted By Tony_T
OK, thanks, got the message. I have ordered the...

OK, thanks, got the message. I have ordered the ACS one and will advise here how that one works. If someone orders the one from Van's and reports, then we will have all the data needed for the guys...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,484
Posted By Tony_T
They look different to me. I'm saying this by...

They look different to me. I'm saying this by looking carefully at the pictures, not that I have had the parts in hand to study.

Pretty sure the AC Spruce retro fit is made to be pro sealed into...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,484
Posted By Tony_T
Locking replacement for Usher cap?

This one claims to be a replacement for the standard Usher cap which, I think, is the one we have on the 12.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-BbRmRrJ/0/baeade66/XL/i-BbRmRrJ-XL.png

From the...
Forum: RV-12 02-23-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,410
Posted By Tony_T
Spar pin switch upgrade is available

For the OP and other's with the old style switches. The magnetic spar pin switches are a bit hard to adjust, and can be pesky. Van's changed the design to mechanical push switches in 2015 and there...
Forum: RV-12 02-22-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,221
Posted By Tony_T
Still unclear on SB 16-08-01

I know, wrong thread, but the questions have come up here and it is pertinent if the stab is removed for SB 8-02-02

If the bearing is not loose then you don't have to fix anything, but will still...
Forum: RV-12 02-20-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,871
Posted By Tony_T
It appears the inspection panels in the bottom...

It appears the inspection panels in the bottom skin for adjusting the stab cables are not present in the iS.

Apparently the turnbuckles are in the tailcone or somewhere easier to access?
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,093
Posted By Tony_T
I had to replace my Lexan window some time ago...

I had to replace my Lexan window some time ago and upon doing the replacement I used a uni-bit to enlarge the holes. The plans called for enlarging the holes to #27 but I could not source a #27...
Forum: RV-12 11-02-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,198
Posted By Tony_T
The drip trays are each an assembly made up from...

The drip trays are each an assembly made up from parts supplied in the engine kit. You could order the parts from Van's and make them using plan sheet 46-06 for...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,515
Posted By Tony_T
I haven't watched them track but my right EGT is...

I haven't watched them track but my right EGT is running 30-35° more than the left at cruising rpm. Don't know about idle and mid-range as I don't run the engine at those speeds for any extended...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,515
Posted By Tony_T
Pneumatic Carb Sync

Syncing the carbs is one of the most satisfying aspects of the annual condition inspection — or the most frustrating.
When I took my Repairman course the instructor showed us how to use the CarbMate...
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,877
Posted By Tony_T
I replaced the belleville washers because the old...

I replaced the belleville washers because the old ones looked too flat. The nut was a little beat up but still serviceable, replaced that on principle. I reused the stop machine screws. They were...
Forum: RV-12 10-13-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,877
Posted By Tony_T
Shimmy? - You mean like a Cessna? :confused: No,...

Shimmy? - You mean like a Cessna? :confused: No, the weights are just to balance the nose wheel.
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,877
Posted By Tony_T
Finished up the fairing conversion today. The...

Finished up the fairing conversion today.
The template included with the kit is for match drilling the new brackets for the mounting...
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,877
Posted By Tony_T
The parts are now on the web store list: 12 NOSE...

The parts are now on the web store list:

12 NOSE FORK CONVERSION ------ 325.00

12 NOSE WHL FAIRING CONVERSION ----- 20.00
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,877
Posted By Tony_T
Yes there are doubler plates. They are visible...

Yes there are doubler plates. They are visible in post #1. I will be adding the doubler plates and finishing up this nose fork replacement probably tomorrow.
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,877
Posted By Tony_T
Bracket riveting to forward wheel fairing. The...

Bracket riveting to forward wheel fairing. The plans call for using the #40 flat head cherry rivets to attach these brackets but I don't have a good working relationship with those little devils so...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,877
Posted By Tony_T
Installed the new heavy duty nose wheel fork. ...

Installed the new heavy duty nose wheel fork. Easy work and no surprises. I used waterproof boat trailer grease on the bushings, new belleville cupped washers and a new bull...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 33,220
Posted By Tony_T
I found this out when I converted my 12 from...

I found this out when I converted my 12 from D-180/Garmin 496 to SkyView/Dynon GPS. The Garmin SL40 communicated with the 496 and would grab frequencies automatically from the 496 data base. When...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,877
Posted By Tony_T
This post is a copy of my post #8 in Don's...

This post is a copy of my post #8 in Don's "Birthday Present" thread.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-56Xv5pW/0/38e4c5ef/L/i-56Xv5pW-L.jpg
I should have this completed this week and will post...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,877
Posted By Tony_T
Nose Fork Replacement

I am reviewing the threads that are dealing with the nose fork failures and the service bulletin 16-05-23 and seeing a need for a searchable thread on installing the replacement fork. There is lots...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,132
Posted By Tony_T
Like the sign says...

...and doing updates.
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-56Xv5pW/0/38e4c5ef/L/i-56Xv5pW-L.jpg
I should have this completed this week and will post photos of the installed fork and fairing...
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,077
Posted By Tony_T
When I was at Van's this summer Rian told me the...

When I was at Van's this summer Rian told me the access handle would be available.
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-2S8cjzc/0/42324e95/O/i-2S8cjzc.png

Also the strengthening plates for the...
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,697
Posted By Tony_T
I also just received two pairs of floats (ordered...

I also just received two pairs of floats (ordered from CPS last June). My old floats weigh in at over 8 grams. The engine runs fine. I did get a gas odor briefly on a couple of flights, during full...
Forum: RV-12 09-15-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,016
Posted By Tony_T
Jim, Don't give up until next summer, removing...

Jim,
Don't give up until next summer, removing the instrument cover is no big deal. I have taken my cover off many times for issues less than the one you are researching. If you don't have magenta...
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 296,443
Posted By Tony_T
Definitely remove the blue vinyl.

Definitely remove the blue vinyl.
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,701
Posted By Tony_T
I don't get even close to a prop on a Lyc. or...

I don't get even close to a prop on a Lyc. or Cont. The 912 is a different animal entirely. She doesn't have magnetos so hand propping probably won't kill you.

You can see oil pressure on the...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 29,357
Posted By Tony_T
Yes, I think that is the case. You have to...

Yes, I think that is the case. You have to remove the existing CCR-264SS-3-2 rivets and replace theU-00006A right and left brackets. These rivets are not visible when the rear part of the fairing...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 29,357
Posted By Tony_T
Picture

Here are the two upgrade kits. The blue bracket parts on the right are the wheel fairing kit needed to adapt the nose wheel fairing to the new...
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