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Forum: RV-12 10-26-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 966
Posted By tomkk
The tool makes it a whole lot easier but I did...

The tool makes it a whole lot easier but I did mine with the slotted piece of wood like Van's suggests. Takes more time but worked fine.
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,857
Posted By tomkk
I know there are a lot of folks who agree with...

I know there are a lot of folks who agree with Tony and far prefer the dual analog gauge approach. I understand that, in the hands of someone who knows how, there's a lot of diagnostic potential...
Forum: RV-12 10-22-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By tomkk
I didn't prime mine ...

I didn't prime mine ...
Forum: Canada 10-22-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,354
Posted By tomkk
As a matter of curiosity, what do you include in...

As a matter of curiosity, what do you include in your hourly cost for your -9A?

My -12 runs about $12.50/hr fuel only, $15/hr if I include maintenance costs over the 2 1/2 years I've been flying it...
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,832
Posted By tomkk
What charge voltage do you see with this...

What charge voltage do you see with this regulator?
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,447
Posted By tomkk
Do you remember which spring you started with?...

Do you remember which spring you started with? Their website shows a ton of springs, some obviously not the ones, others not so clear.
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,647
Posted By tomkk
I keep my hardcopy POH out of the way behind the...

I keep my hardcopy POH out of the way behind the passenger seat and an electronic version, which is what I use, on the tablet I use in the cockpit and on my smartphone.
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,829
Posted By tomkk
350 hrs on my -12 now and I'm still working the...

350 hrs on my -12 now and I'm still working the technique but that's pretty much what I shoot for although I hold off the 2nd notch of flaps until I'm on final.

One other thing that I found...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By tomkk
I did mine (carefully) one at a time and they...

I did mine (carefully) one at a time and they came out perfectly. No sign of induce roll or other ill effects.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,459
Posted By tomkk
:) :)

:) :)
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,281
Posted By tomkk
First time I've heard of this - I've never seen...

First time I've heard of this - I've never seen ithappen in my -12 ...
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,095
Posted By tomkk
Yup, Rusty Pilots course was my first stop after...

Yup, Rusty Pilots course was my first stop after coming out of a 30 flying "retirement". They do a pretty nice job ...
Forum: RV-12 09-30-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By tomkk
Can't imagine why that would be a problem as long...

Can't imagine why that would be a problem as long as it stays clear everything in the area. But, not sure why it would have to be rotated. Mine went in pretty much like it shows in the Figure ...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2017, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,467
Posted By tomkk
I've actually had no problem with the weight...

I've actually had no problem with the weight sticking after several hundred TOs & landings. Cleaned the spot on the wheel well. IIRC, the weights had a thin foam backing that seemed to compensate for...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2017, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,467
Posted By tomkk
I used one of these...

I used one of these https://www.harborfreight.com/motorcycle-wheel-balancing-stand-98488.html with stick-on weights I got at the auto supply store. Worked great and felt no need to spin it up. If...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,880
Posted By tomkk
All true, but I was mostly responding to the...

All true, but I was mostly responding to the rules-of-thumb folks were referring to. Just reminding folks that was adjustable in our Skyview system
Forum: RV-12 09-26-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,880
Posted By tomkk
From the Skyview installation manual: "Hobbs time...

From the Skyview installation manual:
"Hobbs time is a simple timer that runs whenever the oil pressure is above 15 PSI or the engine is above 0 RPM. " "RPM is used when calculating tach time." "Tach...
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,880
Posted By tomkk
The Rotax maintenance schedule uses Hobbs time...

The Rotax maintenance schedule uses Hobbs time ("All time during which the engine is running is counted towards the total number of operating hours. The time is counted irrespective of the load...
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2017, 10:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,238
Posted By tomkk
Good point ...

Good point ...
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2017, 06:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,238
Posted By tomkk
I had a similar problem. Replacing the sensor...

I had a similar problem. Replacing the sensor corrected mine ...
Forum: RV-12 09-24-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,205
Posted By tomkk
Isn't that where they show airspace proximity?...

Isn't that where they show airspace proximity? Airspace you are in, upcoming airspace on your flight path and airspace above or below?
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,832
Posted By tomkk
The Sensenich tool that came with my prop was a...

The Sensenich tool that came with my prop was a piece of plywood cut to fit over the prop blade. It seemed to work OK but was difficult to achieve repeatability because there was no mechanism to...
Forum: RV-12 09-21-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,832
Posted By tomkk
I run mine at 71. That gives me 4850 RPM WOT on...

I run mine at 71. That gives me 4850 RPM WOT on the ground and 5540 RPM WOT at 7500' DA. Seems to work well here in Fl where our highest mountain is 315' :)
Forum: RV-12 09-21-2017, 04:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,832
Posted By tomkk
Stretching my recollection a bit but I seem to...

Stretching my recollection a bit but I seem to remember starting with a number 3 pin. That only got me in the ballpark and I used a digital level and Van's fixture to fine tune it and get the blades...
Forum: Electrical Systems 09-21-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,742
Posted By tomkk
What's the part number for the JD regulator...

What's the part number for the JD regulator you're using?
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,088
Posted By tomkk
I fitted mine after the engine was mounted ...

I fitted mine after the engine was mounted ...
Forum: RV-10 09-06-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,457
Posted By tomkk
Yeah, that one works great. I used mine out of...

Yeah, that one works great. I used mine out of the box, the cones that came with it seemed OK.
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By tomkk
If I understand correctly, it sounds like you...

If I understand correctly, it sounds like you have 1277A positioned too far forward. 1277A is the Lexan rear window, right? If I remember right, I had a bit of hard time bending the flat Lexan sheet ...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,822
Posted By tomkk
You'll want the smaller nose pieces, so I think...

You'll want the smaller nose pieces, so I think the 3/16" is what you want.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,201
Posted By tomkk
Wow, you're right. $41/quart vs $196/quart....

Wow, you're right. $41/quart vs $196/quart. Sheesh!
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2017, 03:18 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 16,362
Posted By tomkk
I actually do all my local flying with the wheel...

I actually do all my local flying with the wheel fairings off just so I can do a better preflight. It lets me see the brake pads, tire condition, brake lines in addition to the nose wheel fork.

To...
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,917
Posted By tomkk
I'd be interested in the answers, also what the...

I'd be interested in the answers, also what the shipping cost might be ...
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,917
Posted By tomkk
I thought about adding a cooling fan as well but...

I thought about adding a cooling fan as well but didn't see a convenient way to mount it without it sticking out in the way. Where did you mount it?
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,917
Posted By tomkk
It looks like the "Country" section of the...

It looks like the "Country" section of the mailing address only contains EU countries. Are you sure they'll ship to the U.S.? It also looks like the credit card info only provided for DE or EU credit...
Forum: RV-12 08-16-2017, 04:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,025
Posted By tomkk
I've been using 90000 for both. Seems to be quite...

I've been using 90000 for both. Seems to be quite accurate block-block but not necessarily correct at all power settings throughout the flight.
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2017, 07:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,722
Posted By tomkk
46-09 if you're looking at the KAI with the...

46-09 if you're looking at the KAI with the cooling shroud ...
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By tomkk
Agree, but ... I've never had my oil temp out of...

Agree, but ... I've never had my oil temp out of the green, even here in our sometimes very high Florida temps, easily in the mid 90s this time of the year. I have the old muffler that's fairly close...
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,446
Posted By tomkk
No, I'm referring to the flats on the hex nuts on...

No, I'm referring to the flats on the hex nuts on the throttle cables. The throttle cables come in through that brass fitting with the two stop nuts. Adjusting those nuts move the cables slightly in...
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By tomkk
Joe, check your Private Messages ...

Joe, check your Private Messages ...
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 07:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,446
Posted By tomkk
I also use a Carbmate. Granted, the gauges give...

I also use a Carbmate. Granted, the gauges give more info to an expert but I'm not one of those and the Carbmate is very easy for me to use.

I decide which which carb to adjust based on whether I...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,916
Posted By tomkk
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1192350&postcount=39
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-31-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,528
Posted By tomkk
Others seem to be able to see the picture but I...

Others seem to be able to see the picture but I can't. Don't know why that would be ...
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By tomkk
Can't see the pic ...

Can't see the pic ...
Forum: RV-12 07-28-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By tomkk
Can't answer the question but I'd advise...

Can't answer the question but I'd advise Exporting User Settings and taking screen shots of setup screens when settings are changed to guard against the eventuality of something getting lost.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,242
Posted By tomkk
Not trying to start/continue an EFB war here I...

Not trying to start/continue an EFB war here I never had a problem using FPG - always seemed pretty straight forward. I use it in conjunction with their companion online fltplan.com and that also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,242
Posted By tomkk
I use the Android version of FPG all the time....

I use the Android version of FPG all the time. Never had a serious problem ...
Forum: RV-12 07-23-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,163
Posted By tomkk
I had a similar problem. You can read about it...

I had a similar problem. You can read about it here http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=113005&page=3 starting at post 25.

I believe the 1A fuse on the Switch & Fuse module module...
Forum: RV-12 07-20-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,748
Posted By tomkk
http://flofast.com/store.html Works well and is...

http://flofast.com/store.html

Works well and is a lot less expensive ...

I get my gas in 5 gal containers and filter it with a Mr Funnel when I transfer it to the Flo-Fast container then pump it...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,474
Posted By tomkk
I can see the pics in the kitplanes link but not...

I can see the pics in the kitplanes link but not the one with the post ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,050
Posted By tomkk
I had that problem too but fortunately my...

I had that problem too but fortunately my PhotoBucket UserID was different from my VAF ID and I just did a search for my PhotoBucket UserID instead. Worked well for me but does depend on having a...
Forum: RV-12 07-08-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 684
Posted By tomkk
I have both the pdf and dwg versions of the...

I have both the pdf and dwg versions of the schematics. I tend to prefer the dwg version but that requires installing a (free) viewer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,050
Posted By tomkk
Nope ... I briefly looked at the source for that...

Nope ...

I briefly looked at the source for that page and structure of that part looks about right. My guess is the Google Photo folder isn't shared correctly. I frankly don't know much that.

As a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,050
Posted By tomkk
[/QUOTE] Ooops .. I checked with my smartphone...

[/QUOTE]

Ooops .. I checked with my smartphone and I was NOT able to see that picture. I checked some other photos that I knew were hosted on Google Photos and could see them OK.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-08-2017, 07:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,050
Posted By tomkk
I can see the one in your pic in post 26 OK ...

I can see the one in your pic in post 26 OK ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,050
Posted By tomkk
Hey, great catch, I didn't think of that. I did...

Hey, great catch, I didn't think of that. I did have to include my PhotoBucket UserID, fortunately different from my VAF ID, in the search otherwise I got all posts that I had contributed to where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2017, 04:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,050
Posted By tomkk
The usefulness is certainly diminished to some...

The usefulness is certainly diminished to some degree with the loss of some of our photo history but the information and helpfulness contained in this site far overshadows that loss.

Using "free"...
Forum: RV-12 07-04-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,593
Posted By tomkk
I've been using the Matco Swiftline deal. It's...

I've been using the Matco Swiftline deal. It's worked out really well for me.
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2017, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By tomkk
I've not had any frustrations with the fuel...

I've not had any frustrations with the fuel system - it's worked as advertised without any problems. Having said that, like you, I'd prefer to have the fuel in the wings rather than behind my...
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,059
Posted By tomkk
I, frankly, pretty much ignore it. Although it...

I, frankly, pretty much ignore it. Although it goes against every "Thou shalt never rely on your gas gauge" instruction I've ever had, My Skyview (measured) fuel quantity is VERY accurate and I've...
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2017, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By tomkk
Yeah, that's true. At least for me, the Fuselage...

Yeah, that's true. At least for me, the Fuselage & Finish kits were about 25% each of my total build time. Van's shows the lead time for both of those is about 8 weeks. I guess you could use that to...
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2017, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By tomkk
If I were going modify the order for build space...

If I were going modify the order for build space reasons I guess I'd get both the Fuselage and Finish kits together. Most of the parts are relatively small and easy to store except the canopy, rear...
Forum: RV-12 06-28-2017, 06:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,924
Posted By tomkk
Thanks Joe, really appreciate the help. The...

Thanks Joe, really appreciate the help. The resources on this site are great! :)
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