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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 823
Posted By rv9builder
I've noticed this, too. Fortunately, both the...

I've noticed this, too. Fortunately, both the part names and numbers are on the first drawing of each section. It comes in handy when making a log entry.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-07-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,641
Posted By rv9builder
+2 for 3M Roloc surface conditioning discs....

+2 for 3M Roloc surface conditioning discs. Although I also have 1", 2" and 6" ScotchBrite wheels, I usually start with a file and finish with a blue Roloc disc.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-05-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By rv9builder
I'm building in the order Jeff mentions. Like...

I'm building in the order Jeff mentions. Like Scott says, when I ordered my fuselage, it was suggested I order a couple of parts from the wing kit (stub spars and rear spar doublers) to test fit the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,758
Posted By rv9builder
Anybody heard anything lately from Marvel...

Anybody heard anything lately from Marvel Schebler on their replacement floats for Bings on a 912 ULS?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By rv9builder
I had a similar problem with the J-stringers...

I had a similar problem with the J-stringers touching the J-stringer holes, even with a Cleco in every rivet hole. I decided to go ahead with riveting, and when I was finished, everything lined up...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-23-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,175
Posted By rv9builder
I have no idea if they use ProSeal, but Evektor...

I have no idea if they use ProSeal, but Evektor says they bond all riveted joints on their metal LSAs for extra durability.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 935
Posted By rv9builder
Is this now a standard part of the iS fuselage...

Is this now a standard part of the iS fuselage kit or perhaps something that ships with the finish kit? If your iS fuse kit didn't include it, what is the part number(s) we should order? Does this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,170
Posted By rv9builder
Maybe something is wrong with the plug itself? Is...

Maybe something is wrong with the plug itself? Is there another plug you can try with 567 to see if that solves the problem?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,036
Posted By rv9builder
I'd keep it here, Paul. The photos you posted of...

I'd keep it here, Paul. The photos you posted of your beautiful RV-12 are an inspiration to all of us who are still pulling rivets!
Forum: California 11-18-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By rv9builder
Dave Prizio is a DAR at Chino who can probably...

Dave Prizio is a DAR at Chino who can probably help you. He also writes the "Maintenance Matters" column for Kitplanes magazine. Send me an email if you'd like his contact info.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,256
Posted By rv9builder
Great video, David. The plane looks great, too!

Great video, David. The plane looks great, too!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2019, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,679
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Jordan, I'm executive editor of Kitplanes,...

Hi Jordan,

I'm executive editor of Kitplanes, and I apologize your copy of the directory is missing pages. Please send me an email or private message with your name and address, and I'll contact the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,186
Posted By rv9builder
That looks great, David! Nice job!

That looks great, David! Nice job!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 828
Posted By rv9builder
RV-12 Range

When two RV-12s flew together to OSH and back in 2017, the ULS airplane used 60 gal. for the trip and the iS airplane used 45 gal.

Vanís shows the range (with no reserve) of the RV-12 as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2019, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,203
Posted By rv9builder
Has anybody seen the inside of a Rotax that...

Has anybody seen the inside of a Rotax that burned 100 LL with Decalin close to 100% of the time and had the oil changed at the recommended shorter intervals? How bad were the lead deposits?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,401
Posted By rv9builder
I have a friend who fought a similar battle with...

I have a friend who fought a similar battle with San Bernardino County. They were assessing planes on asking prices in ads, not selling prices, and had no concept of things like engine time, total...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,505
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for the info, Bob!

Thanks for the info, Bob!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,505
Posted By rv9builder
Bob, What grade of sandpaper do you recommend...

Bob,

What grade of sandpaper do you recommend for the final sanding? 400 wet? Or maybe something else?

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,401
Posted By rv9builder
"A taxable possessory interest is created when...

"A taxable possessory interest is created when real estate owned by a government agency is leased, rented, or used by a private individual or entity for their own exclusive use. The taxation of this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-03-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 985
Posted By rv9builder
Iíve used hydraulic jack oil. I paid $4.99 for a...

Iíve used hydraulic jack oil. I paid $4.99 for a quart at my local auto parts store.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-02-2019, 03:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,401
Posted By rv9builder
Van's now charges sales tax on stuff sold to...

Van's now charges sales tax on stuff sold to California.
https://www.vansaircraft.com/2019/03/notice-to-california-residents-sales-tax-collection/
I didn't know California (or other states) can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,787
Posted By rv9builder
I wonder if that affects the price? It seems like...

I wonder if that affects the price? It seems like most 12s are registered ELSA.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,787
Posted By rv9builder
I like the custom throttle quadrant a lot....

I like the custom throttle quadrant a lot. Hopefully, you can remove the pilotís name without having to repaint. The avionics are a bit different than a typical ELSA RV-12, but it looks well...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,927
Posted By rv9builder
Try two pieces of AEX wedge, one on top of the...

Try two pieces of AEX wedge, one on top of the other to increase the angle. If necessary, glue them together. Bend the rivet's mandrel so it comes out of the two wedge pieces at a 90-degree angle to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,240
Posted By rv9builder
Randy Pflanzer built a beautiful RV-12 and also...

Randy Pflanzer built a beautiful RV-12 and also made a cool-looking tailcone cradle. Here is a link to a page on his website that shows the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,132
Posted By rv9builder
Great-looking plane, Jon! Any photos of the...

Great-looking plane, Jon! Any photos of the interior?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,553
Posted By rv9builder
That looks really nice Ryan! Did you put some...

That looks really nice Ryan! Did you put some sort of primer underneath the Bronze and rattle-can clear coat over the bronze?

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,917
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for the info, Tom. Sorry to hear yours...

Thanks for the info, Tom. Sorry to hear yours cracked.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 03:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,917
Posted By rv9builder
Tom, where did it crack? Did Van's have any...

Tom, where did it crack? Did Van's have any suggestions about how to prevent the problem?

Thanks,
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2019, 01:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,648
Posted By rv9builder
I have a similar dimple in my fuselage tail cone....

I have a similar dimple in my fuselage tail cone. I have no idea how it got there, but at some point during construction I must have accidentally banged something into the skin. I try to be as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 801
Posted By rv9builder
Solid AN rivets are 100 degrees (AN426AD-3-4, for...

Solid AN rivets are 100 degrees (AN426AD-3-4, for example)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 738
Posted By rv9builder
You might ask Van's if you can rivet a doubler...

You might ask Van's if you can rivet a doubler over the damaged hole and then drill a hole in the doubler to the correct size. One side of the doubler would probably need to be curved to match the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-30-2019, 12:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, John. I'll have to look around for a...

Thanks, John. I'll have to look around for a smaller one. The diameter of the one I have is too big and can't reach the stem inside the hole.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-29-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,284
Posted By rv9builder
John, Did you find a spring-loaded center punch...

John,
Did you find a spring-loaded center punch narrow enough to fit in the hole in the rivet where the stem is, or did you have to modify a punch to get it to work?
Thanks,
Forum: RV-14 08-29-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,573
Posted By rv9builder
I just use Microsoft Word for my log and keep the...

I just use Microsoft Word for my log and keep the file on my Mac. I make a quick entry of what I did each time I'm in the shop, so everything is listed in chronological order. You can import photos...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 08:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,803
Posted By rv9builder
What you say is true if the -12 is registered...

What you say is true if the -12 is registered E/A-B. If itís an ELSA, the second owner can take a course and be eligible to sign off on condition inspections for that particular airplane. If he/she...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By rv9builder
I assume you have the first gen RV-12. Perhaps...

I assume you have the first gen RV-12. Perhaps the electric flap system from the -12iS could be adapted.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,740
Posted By rv9builder
EAA Chapter 1000 published plans for a workbench...

EAA Chapter 1000 published plans for a workbench measuring 24Ēx60.Ē I like the narrow width but wanted more length, so I made two benches 24Ēx90Ē from one piece of 4íx8í plywood. As John suggests, I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By rv9builder
That would be my guess. I had a similar issue in...

That would be my guess. I had a similar issue in a Piper Warrior that I owned. On short final, at a certain rpm under certain conditions, the door handle would suddenly come alive and start vibrating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 329
Posted By rv9builder
On Van's...

On Van's website:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-12is/#aircraft-details-1
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-04-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,917
Posted By rv9builder
Great story about your trip. Thanks for posting...

Great story about your trip. Thanks for posting it!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By rv9builder
Are you referring to drawing 9iS/U-04, step 1,...

Are you referring to drawing 9iS/U-04, step 1, figure 1? You are correct that LP4-3 rivets are called out for attaching the hinge brackets to the forward spar.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-31-2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,745
Posted By rv9builder
How to set up a poll

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/faq.php?faq=vb_read_and_post#faq_vb_poll_explain
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,614
Posted By rv9builder
Gary Sobekís RV-6 (the first completed RV I ever...

Gary Sobekís RV-6 (the first completed RV I ever saw) and Van's original O-235-powered RV-9 prototype.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,741
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Randy! I bet it was a really interesting...

Thanks, Randy! I bet it was a really interesting presentation.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,741
Posted By rv9builder
Designing and Testing the RV-12iS

Did anyone attend todayís seminar with Rian Johnson? What did you learn?

I wonder if a video or podcast is available?
Forum: Tools 07-22-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By rv9builder
Good suggestion, Keith! Have fun at OSH!

Good suggestion, Keith! Have fun at OSH!
Forum: Tools 07-21-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By rv9builder
I think you're correct, Gil. But here's one that...

I think you're correct, Gil. But here's one that is similar....
Forum: Tools 07-21-2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Marc, but I'm not sure a typical torque...

Thanks, Marc, but I'm not sure a typical torque wrench from Harbor Freight is up to aircraft standards. That said, Harbor Freight has a high-end line of torque wrenches called Icon. I thought this...
Forum: Tools 07-21-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By rv9builder
I have that same wrench and use it for AN-3...

I have that same wrench and use it for AN-3 bolts. Since it maxes out at 60 inch pounds, I've never used it for AN4s.
Forum: Tools 07-20-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By rv9builder
1/4 or 3/8-inch torque wrench?

I want to buy a 20–150 inch-pound CDI torque wrench. They are available with either a 1/4-inch drive or a 3/8-inch drive. Is one drive size better than the other for working on aircraft and torquing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,202
Posted By rv9builder
I'd keep the two models in one forum for the...

I'd keep the two models in one forum for the reasons mentioned when we discussed this about 6 months ago.

But I also agree it's helpful if you list RV-12 or RV-12iS in your signature or mention it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,510
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations, Brent! You have a great-looking...

Congratulations, Brent! You have a great-looking 12!
Forum: Painting your RV 07-12-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,469
Posted By rv9builder
Looks nice! What kind of paint did you use? How...

Looks nice! What kind of paint did you use? How long did it take?
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,476
Posted By rv9builder
Been there, done that, way too many times! :D

Been there, done that, way too many times! :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-25-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,843
Posted By rv9builder
Very nice, Rick!

Very nice, Rick!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,692
Posted By rv9builder
Actually it is! It's the main fuel pump, aux fuel...

Actually it is! It's the main fuel pump, aux fuel pump, etc. Some of the tubing comes already completed, and some is done by the builder.
Forum: Tools 06-23-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,674
Posted By rv9builder
This tool has worked well for me: Cleaveland...

This tool has worked well for me:

Cleaveland Tool Close Quarter Rivet Pulling Wedge

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Close-Quarter-Rivet-Pulling-Wedge/productinfo/5012/#.XRAgDy3MxE4
Forum: Painting your RV 06-21-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,475
Posted By rv9builder
Looks nice, Jim! Did you fill the rivets in the...

Looks nice, Jim!

Did you fill the rivets in the close-up shot before applying the vinyl?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2019, 01:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,209
Posted By rv9builder
Here's a thread you might find interesting. Part...

Here's a thread you might find interesting. Part of the trip was done by flying an RV-12, and part was done with the RV-12 in a U-Haul truck. Check out post #1 in the thread. There's a link to a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-26-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,624
Posted By rv9builder
After bumping into mine a few times, I took a...

After bumping into mine a few times, I took a piece of pink fluorescent pool noodle, cut it to length, and slipped it over the steps. It provided padding and was much easier to see....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,398
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Jeff!

Thanks, Jeff!
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