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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By BigJohn
Have you tried a different browser?

Have you tried a different browser?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,639
Posted By BigJohn
Totally understandable business decision. And,...

Totally understandable business decision. And, they will continue to support old models for the foreseeable future, albeit at an increased cost. Try getting that kind of support for your 10 or 20...
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2017, 05:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,227
Posted By BigJohn
See Post #28. Don has been told this several...

See Post #28. Don has been told this several times. And now he has been radio silent for nearly a month. Hey Don, we need an update!
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2017, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,477
Posted By BigJohn
Don, you do not need to make adjustments with the...

Don, you do not need to make adjustments with the engine running. Get someone to help you. You stay in the cockpit and take the readings on the Carbmate or the instrument of your choice, then shut...
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,997
Posted By BigJohn
This started out to be a simple way to upgrade...

This started out to be a simple way to upgrade the original 496 in my RV-12. A friend recently did this with a G660 in a Gizmo mount. The installation was extremely easy, since the new Gizmo mount...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,997
Posted By BigJohn
Well ****, that is disappointing. I thought I had...

Well ****, that is disappointing. I thought I had a good selection of products all figured out that would satisfy all my objectives. Back to the drawing board I guess.
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 04:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,997
Posted By BigJohn
Shane, are you saying the EchoUAT will not...

Shane, are you saying the EchoUAT will not interface to the G660 for weather and traffic?
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,997
Posted By BigJohn
Hi Joe, thanks for jumping in. I plan to use an...

Hi Joe, thanks for jumping in. I plan to use an Airgizmo flush mount, and so I think I will want the external antenna since the 660 internal antenna will be surrounded by aluminum.
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,997
Posted By BigJohn
Shane, thank you very much for chiming in. 1. I...

Shane, thank you very much for chiming in.

1. I currently use ForeFlight on an iPad in conjunction with a Status II for ADS-B in.

2. I plan to display ADS-B info on the G660 that I will install to...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 09:14 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,997
Posted By BigJohn
Thanks for all the replys. I am contemplating the...

Thanks for all the replys. I am contemplating the following, and am asking if anyone out there has already done this specific configuration in an early RV-12 as it came in the standard kits back in...
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,397
Posted By BigJohn
Hi John. Well, I did that seven years ago when I...

Hi John. Well, I did that seven years ago when I built the aiplane and I have to think I did that part correctly. I fear if I went to all the trouble of repeating that step the results would be the...
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,997
Posted By BigJohn
uAvionix Echo UAT/GRT - Install Experience

Good Morning All,

Yes, I realize there are earlier threads on this product, but I find a lot of thread drift in those, and I would like to zero in on some specifics.

This unit looks pretty good to...
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2017, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By BigJohn
Replacing G496 with G660 - Issues?

Thinking it might be time to replace the 496 that came with the kit in 2010 with the touch screen 660. Ah, the lure of a new toy. 😬

Looking for advice from anyone who has done this. Any special...
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,397
Posted By BigJohn
Question for Scott.....

My airplane has always had a slight tendency to roll when the flaperons are deployed if Iím above final approach speed. Easily overcome with slight stick pressure and not a problem at all when below...
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,227
Posted By BigJohn
Exactly right. Take the whole medical issue out...

Exactly right. Take the whole medical issue out of the dicussion. Do what I said in Post 28. Unless of course you feel in good conscience you canít meet the known deficiency clause in 61.23.
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,227
Posted By BigJohn
Don, look yourself up on the FAA registry...

Don, look yourself up on the FAA registry website. You are a Private Pilot in the records of the FAA. Whoever you talked to at the FAA either is wrong, or you misunderstood them. Go to any flight...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2017, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,259
Posted By BigJohn
Thanks for chiming in Scott. I figured there had...

Thanks for chiming in Scott. I figured there had to be some structural beefing up to support the handle, and I certainly wouldn't cob in a hardware store handle! Sounds like the timing might be right...
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,259
Posted By BigJohn
RV-12iS Assist Handle - Available for Retrofit?

I was just looking at the recently posted pictures from the Synergy fly-in. Does anyone know if that handy looking cockpit entry/egress handle is available for retrofit to earlier airplanes? (Forgive...
Forum: RV-12 09-30-2017, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 709
Posted By BigJohn
I believe you are talking about the clamp that...

I believe you are talking about the clamp that holds the top and bottom of the tank together. It is OK to rotate this as necessary. In fact, once you have securely mounted the tank itself to the...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,648
Posted By BigJohn
Thanks John. I'm going to try that next time.

Thanks John. I'm going to try that next time.
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,648
Posted By BigJohn
I found out that apparently the glue on those...

I found out that apparently the glue on those weights deteriorates over time. At last CI I rotated tires, used the balancer device, carefully cleaned the wheel surfaces, and stuck the weights on....
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,313
Posted By BigJohn
Two points: 1. In the original design there is a...

Two points:

1. In the original design there is a fuse in that circuit, so one has to be sure the charging current will be limited, either by using a small trickle charger, or making sure the...
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2017, 06:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,994
Posted By BigJohn
Hey Dave, which regulator is that from Amazon?...

Hey Dave, which regulator is that from Amazon? Also, you might be interested to know this week I am doing a transition training for the newest owner of N588DF.

John
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,994
Posted By BigJohn
Darn! I guess that would be too easy!😏

Darn! I guess that would be too easy!😏
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2017, 07:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,994
Posted By BigJohn
Is the (apparently new) regulator used on the IS...

Is the (apparently new) regulator used on the IS Sport compatible to retrofit to the older engines?
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,493
Posted By BigJohn
Expressions of sympathy not allowed?

Yesterday Joe Dallas posted a simple expression of sympathy. The thread was immediately closed down by a moderator. And yet, Rule 2 states ".......... Offer condolences to the family and friends, of...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,198
Posted By BigJohn
Question Trying to get this thread back on track.....

I agree with above. Jim is a good and smooth pilot, but Rensselaer's runway has been in terrible shape for years. I speculate (there, I said it!) that this failure was the result of metal fatique...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2017, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By BigJohn
Search the forum for previous threads on similar...

Search the forum for previous threads on similar symptoms. This sounds like the classic pre-cursor to Ducati failure.
Forum: Northeast 08-06-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 539
Posted By BigJohn
Be glad to show you my '12. I'm 80 nm north at...

Be glad to show you my '12. I'm 80 nm north at NY0.
Forum: RV-12 08-04-2017, 08:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,233
Posted By BigJohn
Jim, suggest you work with Tom and Steve to...

Jim, suggest you work with Tom and Steve to resolve your issue before reverting to the original lines, which you probably dont have readily available. Those guys are fantastic with their support!
Forum: RV-12 07-30-2017, 06:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,042
Posted By BigJohn
Sorry, didnt pick up on the fact this is a...

Sorry, didnt pick up on the fact this is a Skyview. David is right. That makes it a lot harder to get at the end of the tubing, if indeed it is there.

Is it possible to contact the original builder...
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,629
Posted By BigJohn
Hey Paul, how does this stuff compare with the...

Hey Paul, how does this stuff compare with the imstrumentation in the early models of the shuttle?
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,042
Posted By BigJohn
Pull the instrument compartment cover, find the...

Pull the instrument compartment cover, find the AOA port on the back of the Dynon, follow the tubing.
Forum: ADS-B 07-29-2017, 08:14 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 164,130
Posted By BigJohn
My exact situation and feelings. Was ready to...

My exact situation and feelings. Was ready to order when all of this controversy started. For once my procrastination paid off! I feel for all of you caught in the middle of this fiasco. I still have...
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2017, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,042
Posted By BigJohn
I was just about to suggest the same thing. Even...

I was just about to suggest the same thing. Even if it does not point directly to the problem it will allow you to eliminate a bunch of stuff.
Forum: RV-12 07-28-2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 750
Posted By BigJohn
Dale, This is a very old issue. It first...

Dale,

This is a very old issue. It first surfaced about 2012 I believe. First time it happened to me nearly scared my wife to death! I worked the problem with both Vans and Dynon. Various theories...
Forum: COMM 07-27-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,380
Posted By BigJohn
Ive been fantasizing about this myself lately....

Ive been fantasizing about this myself lately. Would be fun, but a lot of trouble to go through. Wouldnt need much power, so the rig could be small, but the antenna is the issue. Drilling holes for...
Forum: Electrical Systems 07-18-2017, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 783
Posted By BigJohn
Joe, I love your explanations. Takes me back to...

Joe, I love your explanations. Takes me back to my college days and DC Theory 101!
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,180
Posted By BigJohn
Agree 100% with Jetguy. The springs will be...

Agree 100% with Jetguy. The springs will be replaced with the new throttle assembly with weaker springs.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-16-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,842
Posted By BigJohn
Flying into Oshkosh solo for the first time is...

Flying into Oshkosh solo for the first time is not something I would advise. Things can get very hectic in a hurry, with constant radio chatter, last minute runway assignments/changes, short...
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,563
Posted By BigJohn
Jim, it appears that your Cyl 1/3 carb is running...

Jim, it appears that your Cyl 1/3 carb is running rich. Have you checked the float on that side to see of it might be heavy?
Forum: RV-12 07-09-2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,782
Posted By BigJohn
Well now, let's see. The only things that I can...

Well now, let's see. The only things that I can think of that change when the engine runs are the bus voltage, and vibration. How about checking the voltage with an external meter to be sure it is...
Forum: RV-12 07-08-2017, 05:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,993
Posted By BigJohn
What do you see as the advantage of a "brisk"...

What do you see as the advantage of a "brisk" throttle advance in a short field T/O situation?
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By BigJohn
Feedback - Closing the loop

I always like to see some closure on threads like this so here is mine. I removed and disassembled both wheel and brake assemblies. I chamfered the edges of the pads as suggested. I found and removed...
Forum: RV-12 07-04-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,667
Posted By BigJohn
The Matco Number for the RV-12 brake assembly is...

The Matco Number for the RV-12 brake assembly is MHE51B. Matco can sell you any parts you need based on that. They have an online store on their website, or you can call them. BTW, how did you...
Forum: RV-12 07-02-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By BigJohn
Thanks to all for suggestions. Vic, Yes the pads...

Thanks to all for suggestions.

Vic, Yes the pads are securely riveted - they came straight from Matco under their exchange program.

Vlad, I have the same question, as mine seem a bit sloppy. I'm...
Forum: RV-12 07-02-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,077
Posted By BigJohn
Yes, very hard to see, only the edges of the...

Yes, very hard to see, only the edges of the lettering show. I was able to see all four with inspection mirror, strong light, and a lot of muttering!
Forum: RV-12 07-02-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By BigJohn
Matco Brake Chatter

Hello All, Happy Independence Day! I changed out my brake pads and now I have a rather severe chatter of the brake caliper on one side. All speeds, slow taxi to takeoff. Goes away with brake...
Forum: RV-12 06-28-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,312
Posted By BigJohn
So right away you know there is something wrong...

So right away you know there is something wrong with the information you are getting. Fix that first since it is the most obvious anomaly.
Forum: RV-12 06-23-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,077
Posted By BigJohn
Thanks Scott. With more careful examination using...

Thanks Scott. With more careful examination using a small mirror and strong light I was able to positively identify one mount, and see partial raised lettters and/or white dots on the other three,...
Forum: RV-12 06-23-2017, 05:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,077
Posted By BigJohn
Good morning. Hopefully Scott will weigh in on...

Good morning. Hopefully Scott will weigh in on this question. I dont want to have to take them ALL apart just to see.
Forum: RV-12 06-22-2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,077
Posted By BigJohn
Today I did the same and saw no raised letters....

Today I did the same and saw no raised letters. Then my grandson took a look with his younger eyes and claims to see what might possibly be the very edge of some letters peeking out from under the...
Forum: RV-12 06-22-2017, 05:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,550
Posted By BigJohn
Jim, so sorry for your problems. It is beginning...

Jim, so sorry for your problems. It is beginning to look like the surge cooked several of the more sensitive electronic components, such as the dimmer circuitry, trim servo, audio circuits etc. some...
Forum: RV-12 06-22-2017, 05:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,077
Posted By BigJohn
Oh boy, this is not good news! I did not recieve...

Oh boy, this is not good news! I did not recieve a "notification". Was it emailed? At least I'm in the midst of my annual so its the right timing, if I have to do it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,066
Posted By BigJohn
I have been on special,issuance for many many...

I have been on special,issuance for many many years due to a couple of health issues. Whenever there has been a problem with my second class paperwork AOPA has gotten it resolved for me in a timely...
Forum: RV-12 06-11-2017, 05:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By BigJohn
Bob, Your post brings back memories from 2010 or...

Bob,

Your post brings back memories from 2010 or so when I was building my wings. I remember going through the same thought processes at the time- somewhere between "these plans must be wrong" and...
Forum: RV-12 05-31-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By BigJohn
Thanks Tom. I knew I had seen them somewhere!

Thanks Tom. I knew I had seen them somewhere!
Forum: RV-12 05-31-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By BigJohn
Prop pitch tool - instructions

I bought one of the little Van's prop pitch gadgets long ago but cant remember if there were any instuctions such as where to hang it on the blade for most accurate results. Anybody have that info?
Forum: RV-12 05-28-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 747
Posted By BigJohn
AST Linkage Wear

On condition inspection at 300 hours noticed too much play in AST. Disassembly revealed slight wear in the AN23-15 screws in the pushrod assembly, enough to make them a slightly loose fit. See photo...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-22-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,765
Posted By BigJohn
Here's the rub. See 61.56 (2) copied below. (a)...

Here's the rub. See 61.56 (2) copied below.

(a) Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (f) of this section, a flight review consists of a minimum of 1 hour of flight training and 1 hour of ground...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-13-2017, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,505
Posted By BigJohn
Sorry for your misfortune. Reminds me of the time...

Sorry for your misfortune. Reminds me of the time I caught a part in the deburring wheel and it ended up becoming a missle and making a dent in my brand new leading edge.

In my humble opinion you...
Forum: RV-12 05-10-2017, 05:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,315
Posted By BigJohn
I note you live in Wisconsin. If you plan to fly...

I note you live in Wisconsin. If you plan to fly in the colder months I highly recommend you install not inly the Aircraft Specialty remote sensor, but also their oil thermostat kit. Without the...
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