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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,916
Posted By Piper J3
Rotax is an import so maybe it’s an illegal alien...

Rotax is an import so maybe it’s an illegal alien and part of the infestation on the east coast?

Statue of Liberty… Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free - but...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-17-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By Piper J3
Actually for sale items should go in go in VAF...

Actually for sale items should go in go in VAF Forums > Main > Classifieds

Done! Thanks for bringing that to our attention. s/ Don Hull, one of the moderators
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-16-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 796
Posted By Piper J3
I signed up for a seminar this year at KOSH that...

I signed up for a seminar this year at KOSH that was given at the Rotax display. Discussion was centered on care, feeding, and overhaul for 912 variants. The instructor was certified Rotax (I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 07:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,521
Posted By Piper J3
See.......

See.... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1350999&postcount=12
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,090
Posted By Piper J3
See......

See... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1079335&postcount=1
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 08-10-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,402
Posted By Piper J3
So, you sell your airplane and get a wad of cash....

So, you sell your airplane and get a wad of cash. Then pretty soon the cash is used for other things and then you don’t have the airplane or the cash and have to start from scratch all over again. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-09-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By Piper J3
Maybe for NTSB investigations...

Maybe for NTSB investigations...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,717
Posted By Piper J3
I often wonder what octane you really get using...

I often wonder what octane you really get using auto fuel. Most folks buy 87 octane for their cars and then I step up and select 93E10. I bet the delivery pump and hose need to purge into my empty...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,316
Posted By Piper J3
Couple of questions about iFly 740B… I have...

Couple of questions about iFly 740B…

I have early SN RV-12 with D-180 and Garmin 296. If I remove 296 and replace with iFly 740B:

• Will iFly 740B interface with D-180
• Will iFly 740B provide...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,316
Posted By Piper J3
Why not continue with the tablet for...

Why not continue with the tablet for traffic/weather/nav/info and just use the 496 for autopilot and backup 2nd GPS?

Everybody's happy and no steam gages like an old C172... ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,559
Posted By Piper J3
eBay is online retailer. Perhaps YouTube...?

eBay is online retailer. Perhaps YouTube...?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-01-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,274
Posted By Piper J3
If you have the newer fuel tank vent fitting in...

If you have the newer fuel tank vent fitting in the filler neck that could be cause of fuel dumping overboard when tank is full and nose-up climb. Best to not fill tank completely. Tank with fuel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-31-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Piper J3
A few reasons I can think of... Equipment might...

A few reasons I can think of...

Equipment might continue to deteriorate.
Maybe Big Brother (FAA) will not be lenient in the future.
I like everything working 100% correct.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-31-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Piper J3
Thanks Joe. I'll hold this information for...

Thanks Joe. I'll hold this information for future consideration...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-31-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Piper J3
Dale Yes, I'm familiar with threshold monitor. ...

Dale

Yes, I'm familiar with threshold monitor. I tried for several months to fine tune this setting with some good / some bad PAPR and finally decided to hard wire the transponder with uAvionix...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-31-2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Piper J3
Altitude Encoder...

I’m having a low-level Baro Alt problem with my uAvionix ADS-B installation. Most PAPR’s are good but some come back with close to 2% Baro Alt error and are marked red for failure. I talked with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-30-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By Piper J3
I suspect you could put a slightly sharper "kink"...

I suspect you could put a slightly sharper "kink" at the bottom of the pin.
Forum: ADS-B 07-30-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,772
Posted By Piper J3
I talked with FAA ADS-B specialist last week at...

I talked with FAA ADS-B specialist last week at Oshkosh AirVenture and they analyzed several of my past flights for failed PAPR. The flights show intermittent Baro Alt throughout the flight regime. ...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-29-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,355
Posted By Piper J3
Smart woman there....

Smart woman there....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,398
Posted By Piper J3
464TT on RV-12 with 912ULS with zero problems or...

464TT on RV-12 with 912ULS with zero problems or safety concerns...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-29-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,355
Posted By Piper J3
I just got back from OSH and see I missed the...

I just got back from OSH and see I missed the intial engine start.

Congratulations on this accomplishment. I'm following your efforts with keen interest.

Just a thought... sometimes when...
Forum: ADS-B 07-22-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,772
Posted By Piper J3
I'm going to fly one more flight tomorrow to get...

I'm going to fly one more flight tomorrow to get another data point and then talk to uAvionix at Oshkosh on Thursday.

I wonder if FAA has folks at Oshkosh to help understand ADS-B implementation...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,717
Posted By Piper J3
I definitely wouldn't do that either. Fuel can...

I definitely wouldn't do that either. Fuel can with just vapors in it is very explosive.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,717
Posted By Piper J3
Are you implying carrying extra fuel cans in...

Are you implying carrying extra fuel cans in baggage compartment of RV-12? I don't think I'd do that.

I'd use 100LL and just schedule earlier oil change after return to home base...
Forum: ADS-B 07-21-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,772
Posted By Piper J3
Failed PAPR for 1.66% Baro Alt

I have echoUAT with SKYFXY-EXT and Garmin 327. As described in my posts above I have the SKYFXY-EXT wired directly to the echo and now have the altitude encoder wired to pins 1 & 3 on a MUX cable. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-20-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,926
Posted By Piper J3
If anyone is contemplating a 3-blade prop...

If anyone is contemplating a 3-blade prop upgrade... I might be interested in your used 2-blade set-up. Most interested in just buying a matched set of blades with no hub or hardware.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,182
Posted By Piper J3
Weather is looking good for this tomorrow with...

Weather is looking good for this tomorrow with exception of heat index. I plan on arriving 9AM Neil Armstrong Airport (KAXV) Wapakoneta, Ohio.
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-17-2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,355
Posted By Piper J3
You're going to start the engine during...

You're going to start the engine during AirVenture week - very appropriate...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-16-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,182
Posted By Piper J3
July 20, 2019 - 50th Anniversary - "First Man"

"We choose to go to the Moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard; because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our...
Forum: ADS-B 07-15-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By Piper J3
uAvionix echoUAT - Weather Display Problem...

It’s a nice day in northern Ohio today so I took an hour flight. I have uAvionix echoUAT with iPad running ForeFlight. I show targets on the iPad even sitting on the ground because I’m locating in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,819
Posted By Piper J3
I'm waiting for first person to report climbing...

I'm waiting for first person to report climbing back into the tail cone to change fuel filters and/or fix fuel leak... :D:D
Forum: ADS-B 07-14-2019, 04:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By Piper J3
I usually do get nearly all zeros but this flight...

I usually do get nearly all zeros but this flight was thru central Ohio and down into VW sometimes at lower altitudes and with multiple landings. Plus VW isn't real flat terrain. I think perhaps...
Forum: ADS-B 07-13-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By Piper J3
PAPR - How Good is Good?

I installed a MUX cable for my uAvionix echoUAT three weeks ago and have good PAPR's on all flights since. I'd like to know by what margin I'm passing the PAPR. Does anyone know minimum limits for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,435
Posted By Piper J3
Good one...

Good one...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,196
Posted By Piper J3
As long as we're at it... Here’s a suggestion to...

As long as we're at it... Here’s a suggestion to keep the latch handle oriented in the open position when the canopy is raised/lowered. Drill a small hole and press in a nickel-plated Neodymium...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-07-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,138
Posted By Piper J3
Misfire "A" Ignition...

I asked this question over in the Rotax 912/914 Technical Forum and didn’t get a response... I have an early S/N RV-12 with 912ULS now with 450TT. Carbs are synched beautifully with electronic...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-07-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,765
Posted By Piper J3
I hate to stir the pot again but I found what...

I hate to stir the pot again but I found what looks like a direct replacement for Ducati VR. For the guys that are going through these things like popcorn and want to stay with Ducati form factor...
Forum: Alternative Engines 07-03-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,355
Posted By Piper J3
Charlie It surprises me that you are going with...

Charlie

It surprises me that you are going with EFIS/EMS in order to log data on engine performance. It would seem to be a huge benefit during early shakedown flights and maintenance in general...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2019, 07:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 758
Posted By Piper J3
If you like the airframe you might consider...

If you like the airframe you might consider adding a second 7" Dynon. I installed a D-100 on the right side - easy install with only four wires. I also have uAvionix ADS-B in/out feeding traffic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,698
Posted By Piper J3
How about a cable & pad lock around the prop. ...

How about a cable & pad lock around the prop. Carryover from the Harley guys...
Forum: ADS-B 07-01-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,028
Posted By Piper J3
You are making this observation by seeing N...

You are making this observation by seeing N number on traffic screen Vs. no N number - meaning transponder only?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-28-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 608
Posted By Piper J3
Just something to try... is you iPad cellular...

Just something to try... is you iPad cellular and does it have a SIM card inserted? If so, remove SIM card and try test scenario again.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2019, 07:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,607
Posted By Piper J3
I wonder what something like that would cost....

I wonder what something like that would cost....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-26-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 907
Posted By Piper J3
Roy - Just take your time and the Stabilator SB...

Roy -

Just take your time and the Stabilator SB will turn out fine. We all did this modification to flying airplanes.

Some times photos help - see......
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-26-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By Piper J3
Joe - that is what I originally thought. I added...

Joe - that is what I originally thought. I added ground wires several months back and now the connection to the sender itself showed to be the root cause of my problem. Using aluminum airframe as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-26-2019, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 527
Posted By Piper J3
Erratic Fuel Gage…

Last summer I recalibrated my D-180 fuel gage because readings no longer agreed with the Moeller fuel gage in the top of the tank. As levels in the tank approached ½-¼ the D-180 would show an...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-25-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 57,355
Posted By Piper J3
Excellent Charlie. Keep crimping wires...

Excellent Charlie. Keep crimping wires...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,333
Posted By Piper J3
I've been thinking more about this... Anybody...

I've been thinking more about this... Anybody got a photo of someone sprawled out in the baggage compartment reaching back behind the bulkhead trying to change filters or high-pressure pump once the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,247
Posted By Piper J3
Suggestion to use a 6-32 Taper Tap‎. The gradual...

Suggestion to use a 6-32 Taper Tap‎. The gradual lead-in taper will allow the metal to begin cutting threads with minimal effort.
Forum: Painting your RV 06-24-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,789
Posted By Piper J3
Can you show us a photo of what $3K wrap job...

Can you show us a photo of what $3K wrap job looks like? How many colors and how intricate the design?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,333
Posted By Piper J3
Yes, but the Bing carburator acts as though it is...

Yes, but the Bing carburator acts as though it is FADEC. Single lever opertion with automatic mixture control and no carb heat to worry about. To the pilot - I think operating either carb or iS...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,333
Posted By Piper J3
That is some wild plumbing... Once complete,...

That is some wild plumbing...

Once complete, you will need to crawl over the fuel tank and into baggage compartment and access various components on the back side of the rear bulkhead via the...
Forum: ADS-B 06-22-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 577
Posted By Piper J3
MUX cable is where I ended up after countless...

MUX cable is where I ended up after countless attempts to find correct Monitor Threshold Value. MUX works perfectly...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-22-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,789
Posted By Piper J3
Almost done. I used stainless steel conical...

Almost done. I used stainless steel conical washers under the flathead screws to prevent distortion of the film. Worked a...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-21-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,789
Posted By Piper J3
No, no prep at all. Small pin hole at OD of...

No, no prep at all. Small pin hole at OD of rivet head to vent trapped air and then work film to the bottom edge of the rivet head using plastic thin edge of squeegee. Does nice job...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-21-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,789
Posted By Piper J3
Today's...

Today's progress...

https://i.postimg.cc/9RvBj63S/Screenshot-2019-06-21-15-20-20-959.png (https://postimg.cc/9RvBj63S)

https://i.postimg.cc/VSv90fmp/Screenshot-2019-06-21-15-18-57-768.png...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-21-2019, 04:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,789
Posted By Piper J3
Here's a 12 that was vinyl...

Here's a 12 that was vinyl wrapped...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js9w9gqnMzo

and a 9... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH4uJeI9YhI
Forum: Painting your RV 06-20-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,789
Posted By Piper J3
Your best bet might be to order 3M Vinyl 1080...

Your best bet might be to order 3M Vinyl 1080 Scotchprint Series Car Wrap Film Color Selector Sample Book. $22.13
+ $4.65 Shipping on eBay.

Gloss White is Gloss White. Gloss White Aluminum is...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-20-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By Piper J3
I just wiped a tear from my eye. So many...

I just wiped a tear from my eye. So many beautiful memories...
Forum: ADS-B 06-20-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By Piper J3
Good point on the pixelation. Probably some...

Good point on the pixelation. Probably some liability concerns on FF's part.

My friend doesn't have XM so the radar image depicted on the HDX is from ground ADS-B. I'll snap photo next time we...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-20-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,789
Posted By Piper J3
If aluminum is new I would just wipe with...

If aluminum is new I would just wipe with solvent. My aluminum is oxidized and dirty so I use Scotch-Brite pad and then alcohol wipe.

I use 3M Knifeless tape for butt splices and very carefully...
Forum: Painting your RV 06-20-2019, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,789
Posted By Piper J3
I defer to Dale. I have only applied over bare...

I defer to Dale. I have only applied over bare aluminum.

Dale - did you use 3M 1080 Vinyl Wrap? Supposed to be best quality...
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