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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-03-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,302
Posted By DaleB
Maybe for Skyview. Don't think so for a D180...

Maybe for Skyview. Don't think so for a D180 equipped RV-12. Even if there was one, I'd have needed to modify it to accommodate the new GPS as well.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,302
Posted By DaleB
I just replaced our SL40 and Flightcom 403...

I just replaced our SL40 and Flightcom 403 intercom with a GTR 200B. The panel opening could stand a few passes with a Swiss file to make it just a smidge taller. I removed the old intercom and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-28-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 560
Posted By DaleB
Call Marvin at Smoke System Helper. I believe he...

Call Marvin at Smoke System Helper. I believe he may have something new that might meet your requirements.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,339
Posted By DaleB
I had no trouble at all with the green ones. The...

I had no trouble at all with the green ones. The new rubber (Viton? Who knows?) gaskets may or may not seal up OK -- the real question is, can you get them to stay in place when installing the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2020, 12:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,339
Posted By DaleB
Of all the things that have caused us heartburn...

Of all the things that have caused us heartburn after the condition inspection, those flippiní carb bowl gaskets are pretty much the top of the list. Itís a rare year that I donít end up needing to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,566
Posted By DaleB
Indeed. My suspicion is, ďway more than Iím...

Indeed. My suspicion is, ďway more than Iím willing to spendĒ... but you never know. Iím interested to find out as well.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-16-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,562
Posted By DaleB
Flew out to lunch a couple hours from here with a...

Flew out to lunch a couple hours from here with a group from my EAA chapter. Before coming home we (my cousin and I) practiced low altitude turns around a point as we circled another RV sitting in a...
Forum: COMM 06-15-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By DaleB
I installed one in our RV-12 a couple months ago....

I installed one in our RV-12 a couple months ago. It replaced an SL40 and Flightcom 403. We've been quite happy with it, to say the least. For example, no more fiddling with the intercom squelch...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 09:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,844
Posted By DaleB
The acrylic rear window has been worth every...

The acrylic rear window has been worth every penny it cost.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By DaleB
According to the diagrams I have, GP1 through GP3...

According to the diagrams I have, GP1 through GP3 (4, 22, and 23) are all in use in an RV-12, as are both contact inputs (pins 9 & 10).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 507
Posted By DaleB
I'd love to see some details on that. As far as...

I'd love to see some details on that. As far as I know there are only two contact inputs on the D180, which are used by the stall switch and spar pin switch. I've come up with a way to do it, but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By DaleB
And, double check the baud rate on both ends.

And, double check the baud rate on both ends.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,332
Posted By DaleB
I always do that during the condition inspection....

I always do that during the condition inspection. No particular reason, just one little thing that only takes a minute to do. Now Iím glad I do it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 501
Posted By DaleB
Rotax. So far no one that I know of has found a...

Rotax. So far no one that I know of has found a known/guaranteed correct substitute, and theyíre not egregiously expensive.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By DaleB
We (three of us) split the fixed costs and...

We (three of us) split the fixed costs and contribute a wet hourly rate that covers fuel, oil, estimated wear for parts like brakes and tires and such, and an overhaul reserve. We deduct anything we...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 952
Posted By DaleB
Mine was leaking like a sieve when I bought it. ...

Mine was leaking like a sieve when I bought it. Donít miss it one bit. While I had the tank apart for that and numerous SBs, I installed the Moeller gauge on top. Thatís nice to have when youíre...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By DaleB
16? Our float maxes out at 14 gallons. It is,...

16? Our float maxes out at 14 gallons. It is, as you said, quite accurate from 14 down to fumes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By DaleB
I'm not talking about something that is currently...

I'm not talking about something that is currently available, it's something I have cooked up on my own. Not just push-on/push-off. A fully custom solution that gives you a single pushbutton switch...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,165
Posted By DaleB
You know, I cooked up a little switch control for...

You know, I cooked up a little switch control for just that kind of thing. A single tap toggles the output (smoke or whatever you please) on or off. Hold it down for more than half a second or so,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,115
Posted By DaleB
Marlin 1.1.9 here. I have an Anycubic i3 Mega......

Marlin 1.1.9 here. I have an Anycubic i3 Mega... it's got an inductive sensor. Once I got the Z offset figured out it works great. Here's what I did:

1.) Preheat the bed and level it the old...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,115
Posted By DaleB
I print on a PEI sheet stuck down to the aluminum...

I print on a PEI sheet stuck down to the aluminum bed. I have found that it warps enough to really raise havoc with printing, so I loaded the newer Marlin firmware to do auto bed leveling. Works...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By DaleB
I was worried about that too. A couple of passes...

I was worried about that too. A couple of passes with a Swiss file was all it took to get it fitting well. It’s tight, but in an older 12 like ours there’s plenty of room to open it up as much as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By DaleB
We just replaced the SL 40 and Flightcom intercom...

We just replaced the SL 40 and Flightcom intercom in ours with a GTR 200B. Much, much better. The 3D audio features are really nice. Iím able to adjust the volume of the aux inputs (GPS and EFIS)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By DaleB
So maybe instead of automatically sending the...

So maybe instead of automatically sending the text, send a reminder to send the text yourself.

My wife generally gets, "Back on the ground, did not die" from me after I park.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,742
Posted By DaleB
Finished up the condition inspection and flew...

Finished up the condition inspection and flew again -- finally. We swapped out the SL-40 and old intercom for a GTR 200B; what an improvement! We also had the prop refurbed by Sensenich and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,115
Posted By DaleB
Finally got my printer back up this afternoon. I...

Finally got my printer back up this afternoon. I figured out the root cause, upgraded firmware, made a couple hardware improvements, and the new V6 hotend should arrive tomorrow. The leaner, meaner...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-17-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By DaleB
I donít have any such problem, since I donít show...

I donít have any such problem, since I donít show up in mirrors. It does present shaving challenges, though.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,115
Posted By DaleB
Ha! Not here. the big hospitals informed the...

Ha! Not here. the big hospitals informed the guy who was trying to coordinate an effort locally that they "don't allow their personnel to wear homemade PPE".

No matter. Every single person I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,115
Posted By DaleB
Did you paint that, or are you printing in 3...

Did you paint that, or are you printing in 3 colors?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,115
Posted By DaleB
Managed to kill my hotend after a couple days of...

Managed to kill my hotend after a couple days of steady printing. It was fine with PLA, but the higher temperature required for PETG did it in. My remaining PLA is too hard and dry to feed...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,115
Posted By DaleB
You guys are awesome. I was sick (just a cold)...

You guys are awesome. I was sick (just a cold) last week and wore a mask when I had to go meet someone. I only had it on for a couple of hours, and I thought my ears were going to fall off. This...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-02-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By DaleB
Electrically there’s no problem. My suggestion...

Electrically there’s no problem. My suggestion would be to just use one run of cable. Two or three conductor doesn’t matter. The reason I’d recommend that over a properly made, insulated, and...
Forum: COMM 04-02-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By DaleB
You might want to think about an audio taper pot...

You might want to think about an audio taper pot rather than linear taper. Itíll probably be less touchy to adjust.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 618
Posted By DaleB
Laptop, USB to serial adapter. Most (or all)...

Laptop, USB to serial adapter. Most (or all) will handle well in excess of that speed.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 692
Posted By DaleB
Oil seep, 912 ULS

Found a little oil seepage during the condition inspection. Looks like itís seeping from the lower portion of the hatbox case to crankcase seam. How big of an issue is this likely to be? Weíre...
Forum: COMM 03-25-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,909
Posted By DaleB
There's nothing at all wrong with building your...

There's nothing at all wrong with building your own antenna, assuming some basic things are true...

You will need to design and build it to withstand the physical loads it will see during flight,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 778
Posted By DaleB
1.) Good point, Mel. 2.) I may have an SL-40...

1.) Good point, Mel.

2.) I may have an SL-40 for sale very soon; we're about to install a GTR 200B in our RV-12 to replace the SL-40 and Flightcom intercom. PM me if you're interested.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,336
Posted By DaleB
You can't fly stock or index funds, but they cure...

You can't fly stock or index funds, but they cure can crash spectacularly.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,673
Posted By DaleB
None visible in the fuel tester. The most I've...

None visible in the fuel tester. The most I've seen in the gascolator screen was what looked like a cottonwood seed or something. THAT would have caused a bad day had it made its way to a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,506
Posted By DaleB
I still have a small stock of very, very old...

I still have a small stock of very, very old Kester lead-tin solder; it's probably 44 but the label is long since worn off the bits of spool that remain. I also have probably a pound and a half of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,556
Posted By DaleB
Seems like the older 12s got the good floats and...

Seems like the older 12s got the good floats and batteries. We finally replaced our original battery a few months ago after nearly 10 years (SN 120222 completed 1/2011), don't know when it was...
Forum: Safety 02-19-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,622
Posted By DaleB
My God, that has got to be terminally...

My God, that has got to be terminally embarrassing. Glad there were no serious injuries other than that.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,839
Posted By DaleB
Nothing wrong with co-owners. I donít feel...

Nothing wrong with co-owners. I donít feel compelled to let the airplane sit idle when I canít fly. I bought the thing myself and owned it solo for a couple of years before taking on a partner, and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,618
Posted By DaleB
I think you completely missed my point. None of...

I think you completely missed my point. None of that has anything whatsoever to do with whether an RV-12 is E-LSA or not. I don't care what oil or filter you use, or what fuel sender you have, or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,839
Posted By DaleB
I really liked my FREE Avare on my Android tablet...

I really liked my FREE Avare on my Android tablet too, with its FREE chart updates and all, but my co-owners are iThingy users and I kinda wanted to use one (and only one) device that would also...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,839
Posted By DaleB
Iím glad you guys like your 496ís. Youíre more...

Iím glad you guys like your 496ís. Youíre more than welcome to them. Weíre very happy with the iFlyís mich larger touch screen, better readability, increased information, less expensive chart...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,618
Posted By DaleB
Either I am completely misunderstanding your...

Either I am completely misunderstanding your post, or you may have misunderstood how that works. The only modifications you canít make to an E-LSA after its airworthiness certificate is issued are...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-13-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,557
Posted By DaleB
So... call it 30 grand out the door when it's...

So... call it 30 grand out the door when it's done, then.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,387
Posted By DaleB
So does ours. Iíd rather see a different...

So does ours. Iíd rather see a different charging setup, and I was worried about battery charging on short hops. Have not seen any issues, though, even on days when I flew 4-5 short Young Eagle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,175
Posted By DaleB
The RV-12 has an electric boost pump in addition...

The RV-12 has an electric boost pump in addition to the Rotax 912ULS engine-driven mechanical fuel pump.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,175
Posted By DaleB
Bet that got your attention. By sheer...

Bet that got your attention. By sheer coincidence, I was also out in that same ares (assuming south of Wahoo) also doing fairly high AoA stalls in an RV-12 that day. Didn't manage to log any glider...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-27-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,226
Posted By DaleB
After the original went missing on mine, tank...

After the original went missing on mine, tank sealant has kept the new one in place for over 3 years now. Still secure and looking good.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-24-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 17,839
Posted By DaleB
Pick off the one serial signal you need. It's a...

Pick off the one serial signal you need. It's a DB9 serial connector, but you only need data on pin 3 and ground on pin 5.
Forum: Rocket 01-17-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,584
Posted By DaleB
Not me. I'd consider my reserve of good fortune...

Not me. I'd consider my reserve of good fortune totally depleted.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,404
Posted By DaleB
Because getting AWOS at the airport of interest...

Because getting AWOS at the airport of interest is a huge pain in the empennage, and the airplane already has APRS equipment? I dunno, just spitaballing. I never claimed that it was a perfect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,404
Posted By DaleB
1.) Obviously a radio and an APRS modem would be...

1.) Obviously a radio and an APRS modem would be required. Not terribly expensive; a well used 2 meter handheld would be sufficient. They're cheap. Some are dirt cheap. Add a homebrew antenna and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,404
Posted By DaleB
Probably (I would assume) correct, if you plan to...

Probably (I would assume) correct, if you plan to broadcast weather on an aviation frequency. I'm sure the FCC *and* FAA would pour their own special blend of regulatory molasses over the process. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,404
Posted By DaleB
I think that depends. If you own the airport, or...

I think that depends. If you own the airport, or are hired by the airport to provide weather reporting, or get paid or compensated in any way for doing it, then yes -- definitely commercial. If Joe...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,203
Posted By DaleB
Run 100LL when that's all you can get. It won't...

Run 100LL when that's all you can get. It won't hurt anything, just shorten the oil change interval if you get over about 30%. And I carry a bottle of Decalin when I know I'll have to fill up with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,489
Posted By DaleB
Thanks! I just found those, after searching for...

Thanks! I just found those, after searching for "100 degree" without "torx" in the search term.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,489
Posted By DaleB
I should have been much more specific -- I'm just...

I should have been much more specific -- I'm just talking about the 6-32 instrument panel screws.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,489
Posted By DaleB
Are you guys using button head or flush Torx...

Are you guys using button head or flush Torx screws? And, if flush, where are you getting them?
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