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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By Tony_T
Fuel cap instructions

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-p6vB5g7/0/da485b75/L/i-p6vB5g7-L.jpg
Forum: Virtual Hangar 07-10-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,411
Posted By Tony_T
Mike, I saw this today and Karen and I are so...

Mike,

I saw this today and Karen and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We mention you from time to time, and the guys at KOLM do too, and wonder how you are doing.

Best wishes
Tony and Karen...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,196
Posted By Tony_T
The magnet would work but I am a little hesitant...

The magnet would work but I am a little hesitant to place a magnetic source that close to the magnetometer, in case of the D-180, or the ADAHRS, in case of SV, located a few feet away in the tail...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,196
Posted By Tony_T
As Scott and others have said, it is possible to...

As Scott and others have said, it is possible to adjust the latch you have but even after having done that mine was still too difficult to get open in a possible emergency. I used to carry a short...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By Tony_T
JFCRV12, The advise to buy a later -12 that is...

JFCRV12,
The advise to buy a later -12 that is already equipped the way you want has merit.

BTW, if you are set on the HDX then it can be swapped into a SV equipped panel just by installing a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,948
Posted By Tony_T
Relating to the aviation and obstacles database...

Relating to the aviation and obstacles database updates is the Ethernet cable connecting the second screen, or lack of. Each SVT has an Ethernet port and Dynon recommends that an ethernet cable be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,039
Posted By Tony_T
Hi Paul, sorry to hear you have the affected...

Hi Paul, sorry to hear you have the affected part. But, are we sure it is a Rotax problem?
The Rotax 912 is installed in a million (OK, maybe hundreds) different airplanes with a variety of exhaust...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By Tony_T
D-180 updating

Jim,

Yeah, unlike the SV you have to hook up a computer to the D-180 to do the software update. The process is a bit scary the first time you do it, and it has been several years since I did it but...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,672
Posted By Tony_T
Cyclone, you are right of course. And I have...

Cyclone, you are right of course. And I have steered the thread off track a bit, sorry for that.

The jumper wire is used with the SH regulator whether you have the ULS motor or the iS motor.

My...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2019, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 627
Posted By Tony_T
EGT part number

I just replaced one of mine with this one. It works.

Dynon prefers not to sell parts but probably will refer you to a distributor.

Available from AC Spruce Part no. 10-01844 for $36.00 plus...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,672
Posted By Tony_T
Yes, I understood that. Just trying to be clear...

Yes, I understood that. Just trying to be clear about when the jumper is used.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,672
Posted By Tony_T
I agree that the proper fix would be to relocate...

I agree that the proper fix would be to relocate the fuse for the regulator activation yellow wire, and NOT use the jumper fix.

That said, your post implies that there is a jumper used to activate...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-01-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By Tony_T
The correct cotter pin for the Matco axle is...

The correct cotter pin for the Matco axle is Matco part #MSC.125X2COTTERPIN - COTTER PIN Z/P. http://www.matcomfg.com/COTTERPINZP-idv-3325-35.html

The description is misleading as it is not a .125...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By Tony_T
Stop!

I agree with Scott 100 percent. There is absolutely no up-side to trying to fit the cowl before the engine is installed. After you have the spinner back plate for reference you can position the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,366
Posted By Tony_T
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-QrST29g/0/c9de...

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-QrST29g/0/c9de9977/L/i-QrST29g-L.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,453
Posted By Tony_T
Nice site Randy. Looking forward to following...

Nice site Randy. Looking forward to following this build.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-24-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,425
Posted By Tony_T
I used a 11X17 slant-D ring. I have a 2" and...

I used a 11X17 slant-D ring. I have a 2" and have very little room left in it. There are more pages in the plans now, so get a 2" at least.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,800
Posted By Tony_T
You might consider removing the wedge and...

You might consider removing the wedge and installing the Van's rudder trim tab available as a retrofit kit. Search the web store for "12 Rudder Trim Kit". It costs only 7 bucks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,978
Posted By Tony_T
I did the same as BigJohn and found a rattle can...

I did the same as BigJohn and found a rattle can paint that was close enough. Doesn't match exactly but the part is small and will not be noticed unless pointed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,311
Posted By Tony_T
Upgraded this hose in 2015 during my 5 year...

Upgraded this hose in 2015 during my 5 year rubber replacement exercise.

Used a coolant specific hose rated for high-temp and Vacuum. I feel the temperature rating is important to prevent early...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,274
Posted By Tony_T
Main landing gear seals per KAI...

Main landing gear seals per KAI 38iS/U-10/11

This would make a nice retro-fit kit, for those of us not wanting speed fairings.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,996
Posted By Tony_T
OK, thanks, questions answered. I think they...

OK, thanks, questions answered. I think they were pertinent questions; ease of maintenance is a valid concern.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,996
Posted By Tony_T
Section 10 shows the access opening in the bottom...

Section 10 shows the access opening in the bottom skin.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-7fwZQx6/0/099145d7/L/i-7fwZQx6-L.png

As I said, you could get one hand through the opening.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,996
Posted By Tony_T
Yes, I forgot. But it is rather small, you could...

Yes, I forgot. But it is rather small, you could get maybe one hand though:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-NgdZNF7/0/1e581bc0/L/i-NgdZNF7-L.jpg

Has another access panel been added? It would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,996
Posted By Tony_T
Our little Chevrolet has evolved into a...

Our little Chevrolet has evolved into a Mercedes!

That fuel pump/filter module looks like it could feed an SR-71 engine. OK, maybe that's an exaggeration ;).

Maintenance of the filters and pumps...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,819
Posted By Tony_T
There are a good number of flying RV12s in our...

There are a good number of flying RV12s in our area and more building. I have been hosting an annual get together at PWT since 2012, usually in August, that I call an RV-12 Bull Session. We fly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,819
Posted By Tony_T
Separate

There are already over 80,000 posts in the RV-12 forum, more than any other RV. A search for info on a subject yields a lot of threads to wade through. Most of those regard issues that have been...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,019
Posted By Tony_T
Actually, the bearing discussed is not a sealed...

Actually, the bearing discussed is not a sealed bearing; it's a bearing with an integral seal:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-pwHMVxH/0/c529b351/O/i-pwHMVxH.png
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-13-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,159
Posted By Tony_T
This is in a -12, but the idea would work in most...

This is in a -12, but the idea would work in most any RV methinks:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Kgb28sB/0/1e5a7493/L/i-Kgb28sB-L.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By Tony_T
Yeah, the GPS is on a serial port and you have to...

Yeah, the GPS is on a serial port and you have to change it from the GPS 250 to your new GPS 2020:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-f3XBsLT/0/95d63a43/L/i-f3XBsLT-L.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,896
Posted By Tony_T
The "legacy" trim connectors were spades. The...

The "legacy" trim connectors were spades. The servo wires are very small gauge and the spades are made for bigger wire so it was difficult to get a good crimp. This is the first place to check when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,847
Posted By Tony_T
Improving grounding

The RV-12 engine to airframe ground is one heavy white wire on the right hand side of the engine. I decided to add a similar ground wire on the left side and attached it to a vacant cylinder head...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-26-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,398
Posted By Tony_T
Sec S/U p. 11 shows the new MLG seals. That...

Sec S/U p. 11 shows the new MLG seals. That would be an nice upgrade for flying airplanes. One could just order the parts, but I'm hoping Van's will make it easy by offering a retro-fit kit....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,053
Posted By Tony_T
I think you are on the right track to get it...

I think you are on the right track to get it working. Looking back at my old notes on this I see that NEMA In/NEMA Out Serial Data Format was the default on my 496 and that did not work with the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By Tony_T
The 825 012 won't accept much oil poured into the...

The 825 012 won't accept much oil poured into the center hole, maybe a small amount, but not enough to pre-load the filter. The internal structure is different. You can see they are different...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By Tony_T
I fill it about 80% full, letting the oil settle...

I fill it about 80% full, letting the oil settle into the filter materials. Hold a blue shop rag under the mount and quickly turn it up and screw it on. You don't lose much oil at all. Works for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By Tony_T
Another new oil filter

Rotax has a new oil filter part number 825 016. The previous one was 825 012. There was also one before the 825 012 that came on my new engine in 2010. The original one could be pre-loaded with...
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By Tony_T
The UP/DOWN buttons on the Dynon are not trim...

The UP/DOWN buttons on the Dynon are not trim control. They activate the auto-pilot to pitch the aircraft toward your altitude set point. Each press adds an increment of 100 ft/sec to the vertical...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,089
Posted By Tony_T
Ground while refueling

I also use the Flo-Fast Pro pump. It comes with a static ground wire attached and I use it. The pump static wire gets attached to the tail tie-down. I also have an aircraft ground cable attached...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,923
Posted By Tony_T
Swiftline service

Save the hassle. Buy the Swiftline kit. It is basically another set of shoes and linings.

After your SwiftLine purchase, any time you send your brake shoes in with spent linings, they will be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,130
Posted By Tony_T
Extractor tool

For extracting the pins from the blue Amp wing connectors I made a fine tool from a pair of inexpensive SS tweezers. Grind the ends to fit full depth into the connector. Takes a little trial and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-17-2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,238
Posted By Tony_T
Hello Mike I struggle as well getting the...

Hello Mike
I struggle as well getting the upholstered panel in place when the fuel tank is installed. There probably is no easy way, I just bend it as necessary and work it in behind the tank and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-14-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,190
Posted By Tony_T
Impressive

Watch the video, at 1:57 he pushes a button to open the canopy.

Joe's canopy is electrically actuated, among many, many other innovations on his build disclosed on his website.

Looking good Joe,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-01-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,625
Posted By Tony_T
I took my tail tie-down ring out today. It's...

I took my tail tie-down ring out today. It's been in there for 7 years. I use it to ground the airplane when fueling as well as a tie down. I installed it with Loctite on half of the threads. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,381
Posted By Tony_T
E.D., Van's specifically approves the...

E.D., Van's specifically approves the installation of the second EFIS in Notification 14-10-15 provided that both screens are serial number 6000 or greater. The earlier screens drew more power than...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-21-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,728
Posted By Tony_T
Yes, I see. Thanks for the heads up, I didn't...

Yes, I see. Thanks for the heads up, I didn't read far enough. That is an important point.

Thanks for saving me from myself.:o
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-21-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,728
Posted By Tony_T
Unknowns re: Whirlwind

The Whirlwind seems reasonable cost wise. However, in looking at the installation instructions, I don't see that the hub has a hole for the RV-12 (unique) pitot tube. If they make a hole for us...
Forum: Safety 07-10-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,015
Posted By Tony_T
Yes, I guess I knew there would be two sides to...

Yes, I guess I knew there would be two sides to the question but I didn't anticipate the level of response I got. I value all of these comments.

I enjoy dogs and don't ever want to see one hurt....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-08-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,777
Posted By Tony_T
There were a number of posts in past on how to...

There were a number of posts in past on how to make the conversion. I know you've been searching, but here is what I remember.

The Kavlico will mount on the same screw as the VDO but you need a...
Forum: Safety 07-05-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,015
Posted By Tony_T
Airport Dog?

Most, if not all, airports have signs that warn about pets, my airport included. Big sign right at the gate that pets have to be under positive control and also posted on the hangar row end hangars....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-07-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,250
Posted By Tony_T
Eight years ago when I finished my 12 I took it...

Eight years ago when I finished my 12 I took it to a certain avionics shop. At that time, no problem getting in on short notice just had to call an hour ahead of time. The actual check for VFR on a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,879
Posted By Tony_T
The D-180 airplanes had a diode for the starter...

The D-180 airplanes had a diode for the starter switch contacts but it is out of sight located in the control board. The SkyView airplanes are supposed to have a diode at the starter solenoid. See...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,332
Posted By Tony_T
Heck, I'm 79, and also an engineer. I tired...

Heck, I'm 79, and also an engineer. I tired quickly of the D-180. The new equipment is like candy to me. I find it immensely enjoyable and it keeps me young. If being practical means I can't have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,332
Posted By Tony_T
SkyView conversion harnesses

Hi Rich,

You'll recall, I'm sure, my thread about converting to SkyView? There are two ways to do it. One way is to use interface harnesses to make connections to the SkyView and it's components. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,332
Posted By Tony_T
Vern, I converted from D-180 to SkyView about a...

Vern,
I converted from D-180 to SkyView about a year and half ago. Of the two choices for the initial software load, I installed Van's package which is, as you know, specific to the RV-12. There...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-26-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,681
Posted By Tony_T
Bogash RV-12 Adventure

Bob Bogash ferry flight of Don's RV-12 from Port Townsend, WA to TX. Great reading and lots of pictures:

This here is Bob...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By Tony_T
It's in Section 29iS/U, pp 01 and...

It's in Section 29iS/U, pp 01 and 10

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-XNGwssj/0/a096eaa8/L/i-XNGwssj-L.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,936
Posted By Tony_T
Thumbs up Nice!

She looks gorgeous, Paul. Nice job.
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,384
Posted By Tony_T
Rattle can interior

I painted all my interior with rattle can primer (NAPA 7220) and Rustoleum Painter's choice (Granite color). The individual pieces were primed and painted before assembly so they could be flat on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-27-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,667
Posted By Tony_T
Torque alert!

Ben, 133 in-lb is too much, like twice as much. Be careful, you don't want to strip anything out of that alum head.:eek:
A lot of torque values are found in the Illustrated Parts Catalog. I see...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,240
Posted By Tony_T
Page 11-07 might be what you're looking...

Page 11-07 might be what you're looking for?

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-12/RV-12_11.pdf
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,223
Posted By Tony_T
Canopy Rail Support

The roll bar support arm, a part of the canopy rail on the completed Mk 1 fuselage is easily bent. There is a tendency for pilot and/or passenger to put their weight on this piece when exiting the...
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