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Forum: RV-12 05-04-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,169
Posted By JRo
Thanks Joe. Any way to test the pump? Could heavy...

Thanks Joe. Any way to test the pump? Could heavy floats explain this problem?

Thanks, Jim
Forum: RV-12 05-04-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,169
Posted By JRo
RV-12 fuel problem

I'm having a fuel problem in the following configuration: engine warm, full throttle climb: (My electric fuel pump is switched) Fuel pressure indication suddenly goes low (around 2 psi) but engine...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,742
Posted By JRo
sudden stoppage

We talked about the nose wheel fork failure on my RV-12 last week. Now I'm focused on repairing the damage as a result of the failure. The engine was at idle, near the very end of the landing roll...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 29,904
Posted By JRo
530 hours on the aircraft. I'm the only one who's...

530 hours on the aircraft. I'm the only one who's ever flown it, and it's never had a hard landing or nose wheel landing. Seems to me like the fork is a really weak point & poor design. Damage...
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 29,904
Posted By JRo
RV-12 accident - August 2017

Saturday after a normal gentle touchdown at 5B7 the nosewheel departed the aircraft. After skidding a few feet on the nose strut, the strut folded and the prop struck the surface, resulting in sudden...
Forum: RV-12 01-07-2016, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,563
Posted By JRo
from the thread starter

OK thanks guys. I feel better. I have no symptoms; she runs like a top even at low RPMs. I will check floats each time I'm under the cowl, just to be on the safe side.

JRo
Forum: RV-12 01-06-2016, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,563
Posted By JRo
RV-12 carburetor floats

After a very prolonged waiting period, I finally received 2 pairs of the new "dimpled" floats for the Bing carbs on my Rotax 912 from Lockwood. You know, the ones that are supposed to fix the float...
Forum: RV-12 05-17-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,422
Posted By JRo
from the thread starter

Disappointing to say the least that no one has found any satisfaction from Rotax or their US distributor. Sure, I'm new to the RV world; built and been flying my RV-12 for just over a year and a half...
Forum: RV-12 05-17-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,422
Posted By JRo
912 "dimpled" floats

I did the carb float test in January. One carb failed, the other was quickly trending towards failure. So I replaced both float pairs, and mailed the original ones to Lockwood, looking for warranty...
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,403
Posted By JRo
On the issue of a fusible link, it is not true...

On the issue of a fusible link, it is not true that it would create a weak spot electrically. A fusible link will not fail in the event of a spurious spike in current; only in the event of a major,...
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,316
Posted By JRo
replace sparkplug wire(s)

In the wake of my engine compartment fire, all repairs have been made. I'm in the test run phase now, making sure of 100% safe operation prior to flight. Although run-up & ignition check are...
Forum: RV-12 12-28-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,403
Posted By JRo
The wire in question is WH-P157, battery power...

The wire in question is WH-P157, battery power wire (white). And it is always "hot" with the master switch on, not the starter. It is a #12 wire. It apparently shorted out in my case, causing an...
Forum: RV-12 12-28-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,403
Posted By JRo
It looks as though the wire from the starter...

It looks as though the wire from the starter relay to the cockpit switch panel became compromised. It is NOT fused. It is "hot" whenever the master switch is on. The insulation melted off this wire...
Forum: RV-12 12-26-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,403
Posted By JRo
RV-12 engine compartment fire

Guys,

I was running my engine today prior to flight, waiting for the oil temperature as always. SkyView warned "Shutting down in 30 seconds" and "Aircraft Power Lost". I shut down immediately,...
Forum: RV-12 12-12-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,593
Posted By JRo
OK I checked with Dynon, and, as usual, they got...

OK I checked with Dynon, and, as usual, they got back to me almost immediately. Those of us with Dynon Skyview can use the instructions in Chapter 7 of the SkyView Installation Guide for Sensor Input...
Forum: RV-12 12-12-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,593
Posted By JRo
OK, so I'm in the affected serial number range....

OK, so I'm in the affected serial number range. I'm gonna alter my Dynon to read "L & R coolant temperature", and set the red line at 248 degrees F (which is 120 degrees C), and make a log entry....
Forum: RV-12 10-30-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,999
Posted By JRo
I do not have the oil thermostat presently. I...

I do not have the oil thermostat presently. I will take steps to determine if I actually have very hot oil or an instrumentation problem. Dynon showed me a simple test for the pick-up, but other than...
Forum: RV-12 10-29-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,999
Posted By JRo
I will inspect today, and be sure oil cooler is...

I will inspect today, and be sure oil cooler is properly seated to cowl. Very interesting info on the relationship between lights and oil temp indication; I will monitor. As LSA I no longer operate...
Forum: RV-12 10-28-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,999
Posted By JRo
Have not changed prop pitch. Have not changed...

Have not changed prop pitch. Have not changed anything. Only difference is weather getting cooler, oil getting hotter.

Thanks,

Jim
Forum: RV-12 10-28-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,999
Posted By JRo
Oil temperature is being measured by the standard...

Oil temperature is being measured by the standard pick-up for the Dynon 10" SkyView for the Vans RV-12 kit. Oil pressure is normal. Oil cooler is properly attached to the cowl lugs.

Thanks,

Jim
Forum: RV-12 10-28-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,999
Posted By JRo
oil temp too high

The oil temp has always been a tad warm. Several times had to level off from a climb temporarily, throttle back, and let it cool, resulting in a sort of "step" climb. But now there's a change: Oil...
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,882
Posted By JRo
Roger, Thank you very much! Great information. I...

Roger,

Thank you very much! Great information. I did use the Rotax checklist for the 25 hour inspection, and started a "supplemental" engine log in which I 3-hole punch these checklists (and Service...
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,882
Posted By JRo
Back to the beginning of the thread: I have Light...

Back to the beginning of the thread: I have Light Sport Repairman (inspector) as I said to begin with. And yes, I know I can do all maintenance and condition inspection. And I understand that any...
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,882
Posted By JRo
Rotax training

I am very interested in taking a couple of the courses on Rotax service and line maintenance for the 912ULS in my RV-12. However, in my case travel & affordability are issues. I also notice that the...
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,725
Posted By JRo
Where is the tachometer resistor located? Is the...

Where is the tachometer resistor located? Is the 100K ohm resistor a common Radio Shack item, or a specialty item I need to track down?

Thanks,
Jim
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,725
Posted By JRo
tachometer anomaly

My RV-12, while flying, has an intermittent high rpm indication for just a fraction of a second, then back to normal. The engine itself is humming along beautifully with no audible pitch change. I...
Forum: RV-12 07-25-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,272
Posted By JRo
Yes, you're right. Woodinville, WA. And I did

Yes, you're right. Woodinville, WA. And I did
Forum: RV-12 07-25-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,272
Posted By JRo
Skyview failure

Turned on my master switch in the hangar yesterday to read fuel quantity indication; Skyview screen appeared with nothing but meaningless vertical color bands. I waited. No change. I shut it down &...
Forum: RV-12 07-14-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,032
Posted By JRo
Thanks John. I wonder the likelihood of Vans or...

Thanks John. I wonder the likelihood of Vans or the strobe manufacturer honoring this? I bet that fixture is real pricey!

Jim
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,032
Posted By JRo
RV-12 wintip strobes

My RV-12 has the lighting kit option. I really like the pulse landing light and the combo wingtip LED strobe/nav.

On a recent pre-flight, I noticed the right wingtip strobe inoperative. Removal &...
Forum: RV-12 05-17-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,015
Posted By JRo
Pulled the cowl and began testing. About an hour...

Pulled the cowl and began testing. About an hour in, we went to remove plug from regulator/rectifier, and found it loose. One of the 2 securing clips was apparently never seated properly from the...
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,015
Posted By JRo
battery discharging in flight

Airborne & homeward bound today, my battery began to discharge. It showed around -6 amp, and voltage dropped from 12.9v to 11.8v in the course of a 40 minute ride home. The only system control I...
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,212
Posted By JRo
from thread starter: Rotax says the minimum fuel...

from thread starter:

Rotax says the minimum fuel pressure is 2.2 psi with engine running. Mine is 1.5 psi. I consider that unacceptable. As for the advice of ascertaining that the mechanical fuel...
Forum: RV-12 05-13-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,212
Posted By JRo
Thank you John; good advice. Builder burnout no...

Thank you John; good advice. Builder burnout no doubt. And I, too, consider the plane flyable. But flying at altitude with the electric pump off is the only way to detect a problem with the...
Forum: RV-12 05-12-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,212
Posted By JRo
Yes, my pump is apparently the "new style" as...

Yes, my pump is apparently the "new style" as there is an aluminum vent or drain tube leading down & back from the engine-driven pump. How does one go about submitting a warranty claim on a Rotax...
Forum: RV-12 05-12-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,212
Posted By JRo
from the thread starter: No. No sign of leaking...

from the thread starter:

No. No sign of leaking at all. This is a brand new RV-12 and engine. 81 hours on the tach. Engine came from Vans last summer, first flight was 9/13.

I suspect the...
Forum: RV-12 05-12-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,212
Posted By JRo
RV-12 fuel anomaly

My RV-12 has a switch for the fuel pump. I use the electric fuel pump for start, take-off, climb, descent & landing. Returning from last X-C with electric pump off in cruise, I noticed low fuel...
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By JRo
compound on engine temp pick-ups

I have about 80 hours now, and I've had 5-6 problems with the engine temp pick-ups. It's just a simple blade connector squeeze-fitted to a knob for both CHT indicators and the engine oil temp. Each...
Forum: RV-12 04-13-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,428
Posted By JRo
battery freezin

Can the gel cell battery in the RV-12 experience damage from extreme cold?
Forum: RV-12 04-13-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,428
Posted By JRo
Gel cell battery freezing

I just chatted with a fellow who uses a Gel cell battery in his race car. He mentioned that freezing of the electrolyte can be an issue in sub-zero temperatures, and that this can cause shifting og...
Forum: RV-12 04-13-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,644
Posted By JRo
Jim, A hearty welcome! At the end of your build,...

Jim,

A hearty welcome! At the end of your build, when you go to register (assuming you're going ELSA) be sure your application states Vans Aircraft Inc. as the manufacturer. Your registration and...
Forum: RV-12 02-03-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,544
Posted By JRo
Thanks for the info. Tell me more, please, about...

Thanks for the info. Tell me more, please, about the thermostasis. BTW, I fly with a Bose A20, which has a metal hinge at the peak (now felt-covered). Though I'm only 5'8" i have 3 small scratches...
Forum: RV-12 02-03-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 772
Posted By JRo
thinner seat bottom cushion(s)

I'm having an issue with taller occupants needing more headroom. Is there a thinner seat bottom cushion available? Where & how much?

Thanks,
Jim
N448JR
Forum: RV-12 02-02-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,718
Posted By JRo
I just flew my '12 from Albany, NY to Sebring, FL...

I just flew my '12 from Albany, NY to Sebring, FL & back for the expo. Looked up the airports that supposedly have MOGAS, but was cruelly disappointed by what I found. In fact, only 1 airport (New...
Forum: RV-12 02-02-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,544
Posted By JRo
lowering the seat(s)

I have about 70 hours in my new RV-12 now, and love it. And I'm learning to live with the design discrepancies (hard to get in & out of, needing to "burp" the engine, taking forever to warm up the...
Forum: RV-12 01-27-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 686
Posted By JRo
in response to aussie with the radio problem

I, too, recently encountered a very vexing problem with the SL-40 radio. Garmin was of no help. I removed both the radio and antenna from my RV-12 and drove a long way to a radio shop for testing. As...
Forum: RV-12 01-14-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,369
Posted By JRo
45 flight hours or so

45 flight hours or so
Forum: RV-12 01-13-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,369
Posted By JRo
Exclamation RV-12 radio problem

Developed intermittent radio problems, both transmit & receive. Called Garmin for advice on their SL-40. A wasted call. They just said take the whole plane to a radio shop. Thanks a lot.

Called...
Forum: RV-12 01-10-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,233
Posted By JRo
I do not! Dynon says the damage was the result of...

I do not! Dynon says the damage was the result of over-tightening. I work with a small team of volunteer friends here, all trusted. So it's a mystery to me.

Jim
Forum: RV-12 01-10-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,233
Posted By JRo
follow-up on SV-BAT over-heat

It sure looked to me as though my SkyView back-up battery had gotten hot, per my earlier thread. Dynon was quick to respond, did a thorough analysis, got right back to me, assured me it was not an...
Forum: RV-12 01-01-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 29,229
Posted By JRo
How about if Vans sends me a new fuel tank with...

How about if Vans sends me a new fuel tank with the mods done? Then I will remove my (flawed) tank, send it to Vans, and install the new one! Vans can keep the old one as their very own, and do with...
Forum: RV-12 01-01-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,464
Posted By JRo
VFR certainly doesn't mean no rain. It rains many...

VFR certainly doesn't mean no rain. It rains many times in VMC conditions. We wash our airplanes. Even hangared airplanes are parked outside on cross-country flights, at fly-ins, etc. It rains. So I...
Forum: ADS-B 01-01-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,402
Posted By JRo
Thank you Don & Bill! Got it... Happy...

Thank you Don & Bill! Got it...

Happy 2014!

JRo
Forum: ADS-B 12-31-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,402
Posted By JRo
TSO label on transponder for ADS-B

Just installed ADS-B on N448JR. Doing logbook entries and new W&B now. If someone will tell me exactly what the label says on Construction Manual page 53-12, Step 2, I will print it out on my...
Forum: RV-12 12-31-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 29,229
Posted By JRo
David, I'm sure you're right. And, of course, I...

David,

I'm sure you're right. And, of course, I will perform the SB. Part of my frustration is the feedback from non-aviation oriented friends & family, who say "Will that thing ever be finished?...
Forum: RV-12 12-30-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 29,229
Posted By JRo
Great! I look forward to removing the fuel tank...

Great! I look forward to removing the fuel tank again! Just as I do to pink eye & cold toilet seats!

I sold my old Cessna and built the RV-12, confident that I would have a modern, cheap to fly,...
Forum: RV-12 12-25-2013, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,315
Posted By JRo
Bob, Yes, I agree. Now, even if Dynon replaces...

Bob,

Yes, I agree. Now, even if Dynon replaces my SV battery, and I install it and press on my merry way, is it safe? Why did this happen? Will it happen again? I know there is much science and many...
Forum: RV-12 12-25-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,315
Posted By JRo
SkyView Battery Overheat

I opened up my Electronics compartment to install ADS-B, return the Engine Monitoring module to Dynon for fix of the "known problem" of spiking EGT indications while transmitting, and to seal the...
Forum: RV-12 12-10-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,052
Posted By JRo
EMS anomaly(s) while transmitting

Everything is in the green on my Skyview Engine Monitoring screen. That is until I depress the "transmit" button on my control stick. Only while the button is depressed, both EGTs go instantly high...
Forum: RV-12 11-11-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,754
Posted By JRo
Moller guage

I've heard the Moller guage makes fueling without over-filling easy. So how does it work, how much does it cost, and where do I get one?

Jim
N448JR
30 hours flying
Forum: RV-12 11-02-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,127
Posted By JRo
Randy, No my window was not sealed. So I think...

Randy,

No my window was not sealed. So I think you're right. Also the tank was clearly too full, so the drastic temperature rise did me in with a substantial purge of fuel. Plus my flannel sheet...
Forum: RV-12 11-01-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,127
Posted By JRo
crazing of rear window

Today I discovered overnight crazing of the rear window, immediately adjacent to the fuel filler, in a area just larger than a spread-out hand. The tank had been filled yesterday. The temperature...
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