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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,278
Posted By KALEWIS
I think the frame is rather pricey .... May...

I think the frame is rather pricey .... May depend on what the insurance will actually cover
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-11-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,278
Posted By KALEWIS
If the frame is good, strip it all off and start...

If the frame is good, strip it all off and start over. The KAI will guide you thru the entire process and includes fiberglassing templates. Order replacement parts for a complete rebuild.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-17-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 653
Posted By KALEWIS
Fuel Pressure Sensor VDO to Kavlico

I am swapping out fuel pressure sensors and need some guidance. The old style VDO is installed, and I am going to the new style Kavlico.

I can pick up 5v power and ground from the manifold...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By KALEWIS
Thanks Tony ! Once I left the hangar I recalled...

Thanks Tony !

Once I left the hangar I recalled the serial port switch was needed. Dynon should include that in the onscreen notes 🤔
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By KALEWIS
GPS 2020 Install ?

Just installed the GPS-2020, selected the GPS 2020 under that menu but it is showing offline. Do I need to configure a serial port also? The transponder also did a firmware update....

Still in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,959
Posted By KALEWIS
Have you experienced “kickback” when trying to...

Have you experienced “kickback” when trying to start? Issue could be with a clutch that aids in starting the engine. I apologize for not being specific but I can’t recall the correct nomenclature...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,356
Posted By KALEWIS
Just a good estimate.... Ours empty is 763 minus...

Just a good estimate....

Ours empty is 763 minus 180 (wings avg about 90lbs each) is 583#

763 is paint, wheelpants, lights, autopilot, interior options, single skyview
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,484
Posted By KALEWIS
Welcome! First, define what your overall mission...

Welcome!

First, define what your overall mission is. Are long XC's in your weekly/monthly game plan?

The -12 is a capable little airplane and comfortable enough for enduring XC time. I have flown...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,183
Posted By KALEWIS
Anyone have a part # for the new Van's custom...

Anyone have a part # for the new Van's custom RV-12 radiator? EA RV-12 Radiator does not surface on the parts listing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,240
Posted By KALEWIS
Do you normally cruise at 5400 RPM?

Do you normally cruise at 5400 RPM?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-21-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,331
Posted By KALEWIS
Catto has a 3 blade fixed pitch

Catto has a 3 blade fixed pitch
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 25,561
Posted By KALEWIS
Newer style Hub PN

Is there a PN for the new style hub? I am guessing it requires the blades sent off to be repinned?

Could not find a PN or price on Sensenich website for the hub only.

Have not looked in the KAI...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-29-2018, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By KALEWIS
Any combination of OR ....

Any combination of OR ....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 848
Posted By KALEWIS
Sunny Spring (almost) Day

http://i66.tinypic.com/2z7jyq8.jpg

Fun with ramp chalk !
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 39,278
Posted By KALEWIS
You would need to stop drill any cracks ......

You would need to stop drill any cracks ......
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,648
Posted By KALEWIS
https://m.cps-parts.com/catalog/topages/15-09454.p...

https://m.cps-parts.com/catalog/topages/15-09454.php?clickkey=23192


This one?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,770
Posted By KALEWIS
We also tested the Aircraft Specialty Hoses,...

We also tested the Aircraft Specialty Hoses, upgrading from the original Van's supplied hoses. We were at our 5 year replacement for rubber anyway. Over the last 5 years, we also noticed sporadic...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-27-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 31,229
Posted By KALEWIS
And I’m going to go down a bumpy road here, but...

And I’m going to go down a bumpy road here, but “full stall” may not be best practice in the -12 (or any other A Van’s model). I try to land on the mains with enough speed to keep the nosewheel off...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2017, 08:44 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 16,770
Posted By KALEWIS
Same issue here. Exactly. It is sporadic, maybe...

Same issue here. Exactly. It is sporadic, maybe more often when cruising at higher altitudes. Engine runs fine, no smell of fuel.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-09-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,552
Posted By KALEWIS
PM sent ............

PM sent ............
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 971
Posted By KALEWIS
Obviously a typo......

http://i65.tinypic.com/2wqya21.jpg


Must come with a bag of cash for the avid aviator;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 37,463
Posted By KALEWIS
I 2nd the reiff system for the rotax. No...

I 2nd the reiff system for the rotax. No measuring or cutting, it's ready to install and simple at that.

2 hours is not long enough with any preheat system like reiff or tanis. In cold temps...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 31,229
Posted By KALEWIS
Tony Is the adapter kit for the fairing non -...

Tony

Is the adapter kit for the fairing non - intrusive as to not disrupt a painted plane/fairing ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2017, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,555
Posted By KALEWIS
Removing the avionics bay cover is a requirement...

Removing the avionics bay cover is a requirement for the condition inspection as the top engine mount brackets are only accessible by removing it. Plus, there is an active SB on the rivets for the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2017, 07:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,706
Posted By KALEWIS
http://www.billetpump.com Anyone hear or tried...

http://www.billetpump.com


Anyone hear or tried this guy out ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,094
Posted By KALEWIS
Add me to the list .... phantom cautions with AP...

Add me to the list .... phantom cautions with AP engaged. Waiting for dynon to admit it's a software / firmware problem.

Where in the settings is the disconnect monitor option ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-07-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,316
Posted By KALEWIS
The fiberglass is laid up on the canopy and...

The fiberglass is laid up on the canopy and canopy frame itself. It is NOT built alone then attached like the Viking premade canopy skirt.

Please READ the plans ahead of time as the fiberglass...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,649
Posted By KALEWIS
I'll be working :(. In the AOPA Tent all week...

I'll be working :(. In the AOPA Tent all week ��

Doing the Cessna 2 OSH arrival Saturday with some co-workers
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-07-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,859
Posted By KALEWIS
I'm thinking the ducts will have scat tubing...

I'm thinking the ducts will have scat tubing attached and running to wherever the cooler is needed ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-07-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,859
Posted By KALEWIS
Bets on why they are there? I say as a new way...

Bets on why they are there? I say as a new way to cool the voltage regulator. Are they in the cowling or avionics cover ????
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-06-2017, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,473
Posted By KALEWIS
Because it never made it out of phase 1 Sorry...

Because it never made it out of phase 1

Sorry Don ... had to say it 😆


I would agree that the stem looks pretty mangled. Forced into place during install.... then the nut cut the tube.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2017, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By KALEWIS
Today I reloaded skyview 15.1 with the vans...

Today I reloaded skyview 15.1 with the vans presets and flew in relatively calm air. The AP captured alt well and held it within 20'. Much better than before.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By KALEWIS
Just had the VFR / static check last week and no...

Just had the VFR / static check last week and no leaks. Scott, the controls are smooth Thru all ranges of travel, what is a good way to determine excess friction.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2017, 12:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 991
Posted By KALEWIS
AP Pitch Settings

Ok, to start off, the AP is great but .. I have went thru the inflight procedures and I'm still having an issue with the capturing of altitude. The AP will blow thru the selected altitude by maybe...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-26-2017, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,981
Posted By KALEWIS
There is not a 51% rule for ELSA

There is not a 51% rule for ELSA
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,975
Posted By KALEWIS
19 knots steady ... keep the upwind wing low and...

19 knots steady ... keep the upwind wing low and align with rudder. Add some speed on final to keep positive control and fly it on the runway.... keep the control inputs in during rollout. I don't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,138
Posted By KALEWIS
Short answer. No. The venting system is...

Short answer. No. The venting system is designed to vent fuel overboard in that scenario.

Think high wing Cessna vent lines that drip fuel every time they are topped off.

That being said, I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,932
Posted By KALEWIS
Run a tank of 100LL .... it has blue dye in it ;)...

Run a tank of 100LL .... it has blue dye in it ;)

A few gallons of avgas is ok for the Rotax
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2017, 03:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,001
Posted By KALEWIS
Talking Because of the short wheel base of course !!!!

Because of the short wheel base of course !!!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2017, 05:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,991
Posted By KALEWIS
I am going to say yes. It's a little tight.......

I am going to say yes. It's a little tight.... may need to remove an inspection panel on the bottom too ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,203
Posted By KALEWIS
Got all y'all beat :)

190 mph

http://i63.tinypic.com/2u6h5xu.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,519
Posted By KALEWIS
I usually turn on the skyview by holding the "1"...

I usually turn on the skyview by holding the "1" button, let it boot up so I have instrumentation for oil P and voltage, turn on the master and ignitions for engine start. Once the RPM's are stable...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 30,832
Posted By KALEWIS
When ours "failed" it was only showing 12.5 or so...

When ours "failed" it was only showing 12.5 or so in cruise flight .... which means no charge at all. Anything below 3500 RPM is not telling you the whole story as far as recharging the battery.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2017, 01:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,642
Posted By KALEWIS
The voltage regulator is showing signs of failure...

The voltage regulator is showing signs of failure after 26 hrs. He has another post in this forum in ref to that.


http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=146636
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,642
Posted By KALEWIS
This is almost funny as ANY airplane i fly , I...

This is almost funny as ANY airplane i fly , I anticipate a failure. Not that it deturrs me from flying or owning or building. That's how I was trained. Anticipate a failure. Be ready for it. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-10-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,852
Posted By KALEWIS
And you will neee "crow foot wrenches" for a...

And you will neee "crow foot wrenches" for a socket drive to hold the bolt heads in place in the center section. 3/8 and 7/16 if I recall
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,874
Posted By KALEWIS
To all of you who respect Don for being "honest"...

To all of you who respect Don for being "honest" with his mistakes

As one who has followed his build here and on his public kitlog, my opinion is a little more sincere to the overall safety of his...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,874
Posted By KALEWIS
Don and Rich... I think you both miss the point...

Don and Rich...

I think you both miss the point ...

If memory serves me, this is the 3rd or maybe 4th post from the OP that has pointed out missing rivets, not one of two here or there, but an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,874
Posted By KALEWIS
And it passed an AW inspection how? Since you...

And it passed an AW inspection how?

Since you are sharing all these missing rivets publicly, I would have a 3rd set of experienced eyes go over that airframe for anything else "missed" before I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-24-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,734
Posted By KALEWIS
if the plane is up on sawhorses as described in...

if the plane is up on sawhorses as described in the MM, that gives you a few extra inches to work with. I was able to do all the work standing outside the cockpit. Used a hand pulled for the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-24-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,734
Posted By KALEWIS
It appears those rivets are installed the wrong...

It appears those rivets are installed the wrong way (manufactured head should be on the bottom of the avionics shelf ). We replaced the suspect rivets during condition inspection even though they...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2017, 01:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,774
Posted By KALEWIS
Skyview / D180 or Garmin? Is the autopilot...

Skyview / D180 or Garmin? Is the autopilot actually active on altitude and course or only "armed". Are you using simple or advanced modes (dynon)? If dynon, the install manual shows location of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-27-2016, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,417
Posted By KALEWIS
Not sure what you mean by loose. try installing...

Not sure what you mean by loose. try installing the forward skin on the vert stab and tighten the screws into the nutplates. They are #8 cs screws. They should tighten up nicely and sit flush with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,144
Posted By KALEWIS
I remember another post on this subject awhile...

I remember another post on this subject awhile back ..... the gear legs may not fair well from the heat from the powder coat process???? I could be way off on that but I think the heat is around 400...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-13-2016, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,178
Posted By KALEWIS
He said it felt just like the warriors ... then...

He said it felt just like the warriors ... then asked if the -12 had a stabilator. Ha. I didn't even notice until he brought it up. Hands off the stick there was no visual movement but perhaps...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-13-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,178
Posted By KALEWIS
I had the OHIO UNIV aviation dept chairman fly...

I had the OHIO UNIV aviation dept chairman fly with me a couple years ago and he commented how well the controls felt We both determined that the stabilator had a slight, and I mean very slight...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-10-2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,769
Posted By KALEWIS
If able ... get some aluminum tape (in a roll)...

If able ... get some aluminum tape (in a roll) and if u can reach back and cover maybe 1/3 or so of the radiator . If the OAT is below 35F, that will help keep the temps up. You need around...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-08-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,758
Posted By KALEWIS
Just an "addition" to this thread ... same...

Just an "addition" to this thread ... same scenario .... tiny leak from the bottom weld. Pinhole leak fixed by a local radiator shop. He said the paint hid it well. Might send a note to vans and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-28-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,426
Posted By KALEWIS
Thanks Joe ! Looks like an easy trip to NAPA...

Thanks Joe ! Looks like an easy trip to NAPA aviation tomorrow
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-28-2016, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,426
Posted By KALEWIS
Coolant Hose

Can't find the radiator coolant hoses listed on the vans parts list. Part # is EA HOSE H151 which makes the two coolant hoses FF-1208A / B.

Is this common radiator hose or is it a vans specialty...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-27-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,393
Posted By KALEWIS
Invest in some "washer wrenches". They are flat...

Invest in some "washer wrenches". They are flat and allow washers or even nuts to be held in place while a bolt is inserted. I'm sure AS or ATS will have them. There will be a lot of putting...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-12-2016, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,308
Posted By KALEWIS
If you depart on a cold day with the oil temps at...

If you depart on a cold day with the oil temps at 120.... the ram air will cool the oil back down below 120 and you get the warnings. No loose connections. I don't think it's a big issue as it will...
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