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Forum: RV-12 07-21-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,028
Posted By John Foy
Unhappy So far we have found this on seven headsets 1....

So far we have found this on seven headsets
1. David Clark------no sound
2. Halo--------------no sound
3. Bose-------------no sound
4. Peltor------------very weak
5. ASA--------------very weak
6....
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By John Foy
Check www.hansonrivet.com. They have all the...

Check www.hansonrivet.com. They have all the info you need.
Forum: RV-12 03-15-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,272
Posted By John Foy
bank when lowering flaperons

We have been having fun trying to correct a left roll when lowering the flaperons to the flap positions. Has anyone else had this problem? All pertinent SBs are up to date.
Thank you
John...
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,845
Posted By John Foy
N7771 came out at 768# with all uphostery, no...

N7771 came out at 768# with all uphostery, no paint, wheel pants on. Our weight without upholstery or wheel pants was 725#.
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,651
Posted By John Foy
We use three tennis balls. One for the pitot tube...

We use three tennis balls. One for the pitot tube and two for the top air ducts.
John Foy
Forum: RV-12 12-17-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,221
Posted By John Foy
After 42 hours, none so far. John

After 42 hours, none so far.
John
Forum: RV-12 11-16-2010, 07:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,126
Posted By John Foy
wing movement

Wing seals are on.
John Foy
Forum: RV-12 11-16-2010, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,126
Posted By John Foy
RV-12 wing movement

After 42 hours we grabbed the wing by the grab handle and noticed a slight for and aft movement. Was the same on both wings. Anyone else noticed this?
John Foy #120123
Forum: RV-12 11-15-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,210
Posted By John Foy
Back in '64 I built a T-18 at Lake Elmo airport,...

Back in '64 I built a T-18 at Lake Elmo airport, Minnesota and used surplus "micky mouse" boots from the Korean war. Never felt the -40 degrees with only one pair of socks and snow mobile...
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,771
Posted By John Foy
First weight was 725#. LW 288, RW 292, NW 145...

First weight was 725#. LW 288, RW 292, NW 145 full oil with autopilot. No fuel.
Second weight was 882 #. added upholstery, lights and wheel pants, full oil and 120# of fuel. LW 359, RW 399, NW...
Forum: RV-12 05-17-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,539
Posted By John Foy
Check to see if the fuel valve has been...

Check to see if the fuel valve has been reversed.
John Foy
Forum: RV-12 03-24-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,991
Posted By John Foy
On the first aircraft I built (Thorp T-18) I...

On the first aircraft I built (Thorp T-18) I dipped all the Monel steel rivets in zinc chromate and used a hand puller, one rivet at a time. Had a small salmon fish can that I used for the zinc...
Forum: RV-12 03-13-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,528
Posted By John Foy
Our right flaperon also was too close to the...

Our right flaperon also was too close to the fuselage so we just trimmed off about 3/16 of the skin. At full down right flaperon( we have to manually grab the flaperon by hand and push it to the full...
Forum: RV-12 01-27-2010, 03:13 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 206,372
Posted By John Foy
Sure will! John

Sure will!
John
Forum: RV-12 01-27-2010, 08:15 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 206,372
Posted By John Foy
Don: Waco, TX will do fine. The left gentleman is...

Don:
Waco, TX will do fine. The left gentleman is Grover Rogers, the old guy on the right is John Foy.
No other caption is necessary and thanks for the complements!
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2010, 08:05 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 206,372
Posted By John Foy
No plans for body filler, that will wait for the...

No plans for body filler, that will wait for the painter to decide. We wound up with a leak in the plastic gauge for the fuel tank after we had filled it with 20 gallons of fuel. It had tested fine...
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 206,372
Posted By John Foy
We plan to paint it after the 40 hours are flown...

We plan to paint it after the 40 hours are flown off. We licensed it as an EAB. I think it may have looked like solid rivets but I think that was just the lighting. We used pop rivets throughout...
Forum: RV-12 01-26-2010, 06:42 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 206,372
Posted By John Foy
Yes, our local aluminium wizard ( Mike McMains,...

Yes, our local aluminium wizard ( Mike McMains, the test pilot) Whomped the aluminium part ,in two pieces, for us. This guy is amazing in what he can do with a piece of aluminium!
John Foy
Forum: RV-12 01-25-2010, 04:40 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 206,372
Posted By John Foy
First Flight N7771

First flight for the N7771. 1/25/2010. Test pilot Mike McMains reports all normal and a pleasure to fly. high quality picture...
Forum: RV-12 01-22-2010, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,933
Posted By John Foy
I have used lexan on three different aircraft and...

I have used lexan on three different aircraft and Lexan can be rolled cold. However, in two of the aircraft (Durand Mark V and Thatcher CX 4) craze lines showed up the full length of the glass. The...
Forum: RV-12 01-10-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,205
Posted By John Foy
Just a thought, but have you tried moving the TOP...

Just a thought, but have you tried moving the TOP of the seat back farther forward? It has worked for me in the past and would be an easy fix.
John Foy
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2010, 09:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,866
Posted By John Foy
Pete: We haven't flown yet so I don't know how...

Pete:
We haven't flown yet so I don't know how the numbers will be under real conditions. 2.9 psi with only the electric pump. 3.9 with the engine running.
John
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,866
Posted By John Foy
We reinstalled the Floscan unit and a new fuel...

We reinstalled the Floscan unit and a new fuel pressure transducer from Dynon. Both units now work fine and we have done several runups with four or five at full throttle. All indications are now...
Forum: RV-12 12-26-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,672
Posted By John Foy
Stein: Now you tell us! John Foy

Stein:

Now you tell us!

John Foy
Forum: RV-12 12-24-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,672
Posted By John Foy
DH-PIN/M-MCH DB MACHINED Male PINS 100PK $19.95 ...

DH-PIN/M-MCH DB MACHINED Male PINS 100PK $19.95
DHPIN/F-MCH DB MACHINED Female PINS 100PK $38.60
PHT-DS-MCH $39.00 Crimper

The above are from action electronics. They are not cheap! We found...
Forum: RV-12 12-16-2009, 07:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,866
Posted By John Foy
We have two holes drilled in the gas cap. The...

We have two holes drilled in the gas cap. The shut off valve is fully in the on position. I should have said that the fuel flow indication never showed. The flow is more than enough for the engine,...
Forum: RV-12 12-16-2009, 11:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,866
Posted By John Foy
Marty and all: We had removed the restrictor in...

Marty and all:
We had removed the restrictor in the picolo - banjo fitting. We have checked the gascolator screen after running 40 gallons of fuel through the system and it was whistle clean. The...
Forum: RV-12 12-15-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,866
Posted By John Foy
Fuel flow and fuel pressure

We did our first ground runs yesterday and have only 2.2 psi fuel pressure with no fuel flow showing. The engine runs fine so we wonder if anyone else has had that problem. All other engine...
Forum: RV-12 12-09-2009, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,592
Posted By John Foy
Old material: problems. We had installed the tank...

Old material: problems. We had installed the tank in the aircraft with no leaks. After filling the tank with 20 gallons of fuel the plastic cracked and leaked. We now have covered the old sight ...
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2009, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,596
Posted By John Foy
If you are using a pneumatic squeezer, go to...

If you are using a pneumatic squeezer, go to www.cleavelandtool.com and click on the pneumatic squeezer and scroll down to the three pages of pneumatic squeezer instructions. They have certianly...
Forum: RV-12 06-12-2008, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,875
Posted By John Foy
wheel pants

Wheel pants (or something similar) would help keep stones, dirt etc from impacting the fuselage and the underside of the wing.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2008, 06:24 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 85,174
Posted By John Foy
N7771

This number makes for easy transmission in radio talk.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2008, 06:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,299
Posted By John Foy
Yup, you've been bit!!! I will be starting my 7th...

Yup, you've been bit!!! I will be starting my 7th aircraft soon so I can tell you it doesn't get any better. Your beautiful aircraft will fly perfectly but you will find youself digging through all...
Forum: RV-12 01-09-2008, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,966
Posted By John Foy
Van's says that they will be at Sun N Fun but not...

Van's says that they will be at Sun N Fun but not at Sebring.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-29-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 358,868
Posted By John Foy
Picture at Phil Grisham's fly-in a few years ago....

Picture at Phil Grisham's fly-in a few years ago. As you can see it is Foyboy's 6 RV 8.
http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/5849/foyboy6atphilsyo9.jpg
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-03-2005, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By John Foy
Red face Tailwheel tightness

Bruce: Hand greasing the unassembled tail wheel post works well. I have had to replace my tail wheel bearings also so make sure you have grease in the bearings.
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