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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-27-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,336
Posted By alexe
Perhaps just hiding from people like you. :-)

Perhaps just hiding from people like you. :-)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
Posted By alexe
Another excellent source is McMaster Carr....

Another excellent source is McMaster Carr. Reasonable prices.
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,145
Posted By alexe
Scott, Iím sure you guys did some testing on this...

Scott,
Iím sure you guys did some testing on this prior to deciding to drop the shroud. Is there any benefit/penalty without the shroud?
Thanks,
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,849
Posted By alexe
Was that not the original question? So has...

Was that not the original question? So has anybody done that in a ULS?
Alex
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-10-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,467
Posted By alexe
Steve, What is the TAS at those settings and...

Steve,
What is the TAS at those settings and altitude?
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-24-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 24,441
Posted By alexe
Disconnect the stator wires from the regulator....

Disconnect the stator wires from the regulator. The resistance between the two yellow wires coming from the stator should be between .1 and .8 ohms (from Rotax mtc manual).
Alex
Forum: Trip Write-ups 10-01-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,271
Posted By alexe
Very nice pictures and write up Bruce. Thanks for...

Very nice pictures and write up Bruce. Thanks for sharing!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,144
Posted By alexe
KatanaPilot, I sent you a private message. Alex

KatanaPilot,
I sent you a private message.
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,144
Posted By alexe
NinerBikes, Iím not at all sure it matters if it...

NinerBikes,

Iím not at all sure it matters if it was built by a retired commercial pilot or an A/P. I have seen excellent quality builds by Ďfirst timersí who have a strong mechanical aptitude and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-02-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,952
Posted By alexe
+1 for what Vic said. Check your floats.

+1 for what Vic said. Check your floats.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,299
Posted By alexe
I also checked out that prop at Osh. I cant see...

I also checked out that prop at Osh. I cant see spending that much money to gain 40’ per minute climb. As far as the “cool factor”, that prop looks like it belongs on a powered parachute. Not my idea...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,688
Posted By alexe
Database updates (FAA and obstruction) come from...

Database updates (FAA and obstruction) come from Dynon. For the Skyview operating system, you can get it from either source. The Vanís site is usually a bit late in getting them out, but will contain...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,796
Posted By alexe
Same as Joe said. Remove the drain fitting, then...

Same as Joe said. Remove the drain fitting, then use a short piece of pipe to wiggle the bowl down and out. Works great. Having a spare O ring gasket on hand is a great idea. I managed to butcher...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,092
Posted By alexe
Brett, As for the carpet kit, the side and the...

Brett,
As for the carpet kit, the side and the top of the tank will be covered. The front of the tank (behind the passenger seat) will remain exposed.
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 40,434
Posted By alexe
Ed, You should be able to file a warrantee claim...

Ed,

You should be able to file a warrantee claim on the defective floats with Rotax should you also have an issue. Just be prepared to wait six to nine months to get your money back. Pretty sad! You...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,698
Posted By alexe
Yes, the weights are normally mounted to the...

Yes, the weights are normally mounted to the spinner bulkhead.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,180
Posted By alexe
Larry, Yes, I think it would be a good thing to...

Larry,
Yes, I think it would be a good thing to try. You might consider bugging into the regulator output at the regulator rather than tearing into to the power module and using alligator clips (just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,180
Posted By alexe
There is normally a large filter capacitor...

There is normally a large filter capacitor (around 22,000 mf) on the output side of the voltage regulator. On the RV-12, I believe that capacitor is located inside the switch/fuse module. Itís...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-13-2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 799
Posted By alexe
There is also an alternator that can be mounted...

There is also an alternator that can be mounted to the rear of the gear reduction unit. I believe that the vacuum pump mounting pad is used for the purpose. That would (probably) not require a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By alexe
Give Wayne Flemmington (Southland Rotax) a call...

Give Wayne Flemmington (Southland Rotax) a call on 951-255-9144. His shop is located at French Valley (F70), not too far from you. He could give you a good idea of the work involved, and also be able...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 874
Posted By alexe
Yes, download the stuff at home on to a USB thumb...

Yes, download the stuff at home on to a USB thumb drive and take it too the shop.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 829
Posted By alexe
Yes, they are Matco. Tel # 801-335-0582 Part is...

Yes, they are Matco. Tel # 801-335-0582
Part is WHLBRL-1 - BRAKE RELINE KIT 1, 4 M66-106, 12 4-4, 12 4-6
The info above is what me receipt shows. I use three ďSwiftlineĒ service, where they send me...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,216
Posted By alexe
John, Did you really set the blades at different...

John,
Did you really set the blades at different angles (71.4 and 71.3), or is that a typo in your post?
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2018, 06:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,478
Posted By alexe
Hi Mark, You are on the right track. See if...

Hi Mark,

You are on the right track. See if there is spark at the plugs. If not, look at the ignition modules. If spark is present, look back at the carbs again to see if the floats are sunk in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 40,434
Posted By alexe
Jim, I think the cavities will eventually fill...

Jim,
I think the cavities will eventually fill with fuel through the porous material of the float, and you will be worse off than before. Just my opinion.
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,886
Posted By alexe
SuperGlue works fine if you rough up the surfaces...

SuperGlue works fine if you rough up the surfaces with some Scotchbrite and clean them with rubbing alcohol or acetone before applying the glue.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2018, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,591
Posted By alexe
+1 for NO trickle charging. I have seen several...

+1 for NO trickle charging. I have seen several Odyssey batteries go belly up when left on a trickle charger.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-12-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,566
Posted By alexe
Ross, Would utilizing twin Throttle Bodies lead...

Ross,
Would utilizing twin Throttle Bodies lead to possible synchronization issues much like we have with carbs?
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-02-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,324
Posted By alexe
+1 for Mike Seager. As a former Mooney driver, my...

+1 for Mike Seager. As a former Mooney driver, my the first flight in my -12 was a non event thanks to Mike.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,951
Posted By alexe
Tommy123, I think you might find it impossible to...

Tommy123, I think you might find it impossible to jump out considering the RV-12ís tilt up canopy.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,688
Posted By alexe
Excellent write up and video Paul. Thank you! Alex

Excellent write up and video Paul. Thank you!
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-16-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,543
Posted By alexe
Hi Ed, I canít help you with the panels since my...

Hi Ed,
I canít help you with the panels since my airplane is flying. As for the passenger assist handle, itís definitely doable. I installed one recently on someone elseís -12. Just order the parts...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,772
Posted By alexe
Assist Handle on old fuselage

Has anyone out there tried to do a retrofit install of the new -iS ďAssist HandleĒ to a older fuselage? If so, what issues did you run across?
Thanks,
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-26-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,590
Posted By alexe
To the best of my knowledge, there are no Ďlocked...

To the best of my knowledge, there are no Ďlocked outí features in the Skyview firmware, regardless of the source (Vanís or Dynon).
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,493
Posted By alexe
Chuck, Most of the builders I know of had to cut...

Chuck,
Most of the builders I know of had to cut out and re-fiberglass the area in question. If I recall correctly, there were also clearance issues between the cowl and the valve cover of cylinder...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-01-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,489
Posted By alexe
Scott, Swap the coils by plugging them into the...

Scott,
Swap the coils by plugging them into the opposite ignition module. See if trouble stays or follows the swap. That should tell you if its the coil pack or the ignition module.
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,489
Posted By alexe
+1 for Scott. I was a recipient of NEW floats...

+1 for Scott. I was a recipient of NEW floats that sunk after a few days.
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-08-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,183
Posted By alexe
Luc, Iím a -12 owner/builder. I have had several...

Luc,
Iím a -12 owner/builder. I have had several opportunities to take a close look at the Sling (at F70 where a few have been assembled)). Very impressive! There is also an optional recovery...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,454
Posted By alexe
No, I donít think you are missing anything. No...

No, I donít think you are missing anything. No need to remove the tank in your case.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 44,482
Posted By alexe
Has anybody else had to replace the spacers...

Has anybody else had to replace the spacers (stabilator stops) between the bearing bracket halves with longer ones after installing the fix kit? My old spacers were approximately 1/16’’ short.
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,391
Posted By alexe
And confirm that the A/P switch on the panel is...

And confirm that the A/P switch on the panel is on :-)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 44,482
Posted By alexe
Scott, Regarding the stabilator SB, does the...

Scott,

Regarding the stabilator SB, does the HS-01231C gusset (figure 4) fit beneath the skin or on top?

Thanks,
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-18-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 44,482
Posted By alexe
ExErcoupeGuy, I just sent you a PM. Alex

ExErcoupeGuy,
I just sent you a PM.
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-18-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 44,482
Posted By alexe
ExErcoupeGuy, Yes, the inspection itself is...

ExErcoupeGuy,

Yes, the inspection itself is fairly easy to do. Once the stabilator is off the airplane, remove the the hinge brackets located on the front side of the stabilator spar. The service...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 44,482
Posted By alexe
Just a quick data point.... I removed the...

Just a quick data point....

I removed the stabilator this morning and did the required inspection. Cleaned things up and did a dye penetrant test. No cracks were detected in the spar. I also...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 44,482
Posted By alexe
Agree. At that point you might as well do the fix...

Agree. At that point you might as well do the fix rather than waiting to do it at the next conditional inspection. This is not going to be fun!
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,403
Posted By alexe
And so does the Skyview.

And so does the Skyview.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,253
Posted By alexe
I was one of the recent beta testers for the...

I was one of the recent beta testers for the Aircraft Specialty fuel hose kit. Prior to the installation of the new hoses and hardware, I had been having issues with sporadic low fuel pressure...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-27-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,865
Posted By alexe
Yes, you balance with the spinner on. Temporary...

Yes, you balance with the spinner on. Temporary weights should be added on the outside of the spinner (under the aft spinner mounting screws). Once a acceptable balance is achieved, the weights have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-30-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,068
Posted By alexe
Give Jeff Goodwin, Chief Flight Instructor at EFI...

Give Jeff Goodwin, Chief Flight Instructor at EFI a call. He is at French Valley (F70). He has considerable -12 experience. Jeff can be reached on 951-294-0574 (cell) or 951-304-9639 (Ofc).
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-27-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,870
Posted By alexe
Hi Allan, All the -12ís that I know of, including...

Hi Allan,
All the -12ís that I know of, including mine, wind up with the takeoff position mark on the indicator somewhere below the center. There are some good threads on this forum that will help...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2017, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,694
Posted By alexe
Steve, If the dynamic balance was done properly,...

Steve,

If the dynamic balance was done properly, I would think it would be good until the prop was disturbed somehow (re-adjustment of the pitch, etc).

Like you, I had gone through four or five...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2017, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,694
Posted By alexe
Steve, I stopped breaking throttle springs after...

Steve,

I stopped breaking throttle springs after I had the prop dynamically balanced. Been well over a year now with no further issues. Regarding the replacement springs, you might want to call...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 19,253
Posted By alexe
Gents, I too have had sporadic low fuel pressure...

Gents,

I too have had sporadic low fuel pressure issues that I have never been able to correlate to anything. Just yesterday, on climb out on a full tank, my fuel pressure dipped to a bit below 3...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-02-2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 283,338
Posted By alexe
Sarah, don't believe anything bad John had to say...

Sarah, don't believe anything bad John had to say about me :-) I am based at F70 in the North hangars, hangar B15. Please stop by and say hello next time you are down here. Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-02-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 283,338
Posted By alexe
Hi Sarah, Congratulations! I thought I had seen...

Hi Sarah,

Congratulations! I thought I had seen your airplane at F70 on Saturday? Where are you based?

Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,439
Posted By alexe
I know how to solve this. If we can find the FBI...

I know how to solve this. If we can find the FBI agent that busted the Unibomber we could have him do a writing style analysis between Roger and Jolly.
:-)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,983
Posted By alexe
Basic answer, Yes. You will notice that one side...

Basic answer, Yes. You will notice that one side of the pre-punched holes have rough edges. Cleaning them up goes quick.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-22-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,493
Posted By alexe
That was exactly the point I was trying to make...

That was exactly the point I was trying to make to you John.
Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,493
Posted By alexe
Hi John, Please explain how the portion of the...

Hi John,

Please explain how the portion of the disconnect circuit between the AV5000 and the switch itself is protected by this arrangement. I guess I just don't get it.

Alex
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,493
Posted By alexe
You are not alone John. I went through the same...

You are not alone John. I went through the same steps as you had, only to disable the monitoring of the disconnect switch to fix it. I suspect Dynon has a firmware problem causing the issue, but they...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,401
Posted By alexe
Ion, Actually, French Valley airport (F70) is...

Ion,
Actually, French Valley airport (F70) is only a 20 minute drive from my home in Temecula. I have a hangar there for my RV-12. I have to agree that the drive from Santa Monica to F70 can be...
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