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Forum: RV-12 09-21-2018, 01:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,757
Posted By Gandalf
Increasing Cowl To Spinner Clearance

After dry fitting my spinner, I appear to only have only about a 1/16 inch of clearance between the spinner bulkhead and cowl. On the other hand I have good clearance for the exhaust pipes and oil...
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 809
Posted By Gandalf
Warning: Not FAA approved for in flight...

Warning: Not FAA approved for in flight use:

http://sites.google.com/site/jalcomputing/home/rv12-lsa-build/powerplant/steps.JPG
Forum: Tools 08-01-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,090
Posted By Gandalf
I used the wrong tip on my pop rivet gun from...

I used the wrong tip on my pop rivet gun from Avery and I called Avery and the fellow there was able to set me straight and back working. Talk about great support. Sorry to see Avery close.

Jeff
Forum: RV-12 06-24-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,434
Posted By Gandalf
I am no expert having only done the engine...

I am no expert having only done the engine cowling. And do note that there is a big difference in movement if you cut fiberglass cloth at a 45 degree diagonal or along the threads. Also sandwiching...
Forum: RV-12 05-11-2018, 01:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,262
Posted By Gandalf
That sounds like a good solution and could save...

That sounds like a good solution and could save others a very trying day.

Jeff
Forum: RV-12 05-09-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,262
Posted By Gandalf
I could not get the engine mount to fit as...

I could not get the engine mount to fit as instructed in the plans. First, remove the factory installed shipping plates as they use two of the engine mounts. Then remove the wiring clamp as...
Forum: RV-12 04-14-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,215
Posted By Gandalf
Yes. Those of us with older plans will need to...

Yes. Those of us with older plans will need to download and print out 50-5 Revision 5.

Jeff
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,117
Posted By Gandalf
So to be clear, older version of the RV12 that...

So to be clear, older version of the RV12 that have a blank page at 35-08 may have different instructions on tightening the nose wheel axle bolt.

Jeff
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
Posted By Gandalf
Thanks to everyone who replied to my post. I was...

Thanks to everyone who replied to my post. I was able to complete 49-12 Step 5. Indeed, the screw actually attached this time :).

Jeff
Forum: RV-12 01-09-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
Posted By Gandalf
Just my luck. I apparently have the Star Wars Tie...

Just my luck. I apparently have the Star Wars Tie Fighter plans from an alternative universe.

:(
Forum: RV-12 01-08-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
Posted By Gandalf
That makes more sense. Please look at my plans....

That makes more sense. Please look at my plans. What am I...
Forum: RV-12 01-08-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,550
Posted By Gandalf
49-12 Rev. 3 Step 5 Confusion

I searched and found no problems with 49-12 and yet I cannot mount the oil cooler. I installed the K1000-08 nut plates as directed. The AN525-10R10 screw does not seem to fit into the nut plate....
Forum: RV-12 09-30-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By Gandalf
Ok Thanks. I was able to lever open the lever...

Ok Thanks. I was able to lever open the lever lock and rotate the top to match the figure.

Jeff
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2017, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By Gandalf
49 06

I am trying to install the oil reservoir and the factory installed "clamp" at the upper end of the reservoir needs to be rotated about 45 degrees. Can someone tell me if it is OK to loosen this clamp...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 620
Posted By Gandalf
Builder support says yes. Seal the corners for an...

Builder support says yes. Seal the corners for an airtight seal.

Jeff
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 620
Posted By Gandalf
49-05 Step 3

I added RTV silicone as instructed between the radiator and seal face including the "both sides". Only now the corners are open. It just seems like I should seal the corners, correct?

Jeff
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2017, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,049
Posted By Gandalf
Jeff... Welcome to the club. Watch the VAN's...

Jeff... Welcome to the club.

Watch the VAN's DVD "Air Sheet Metal Tools." Use the "Standard Aircraft Handbook." Practice REMOVING rivets. For instance, on a #30 hole, drill off the head with a #31...
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,894
Posted By Gandalf
I bought a pneumatic lift from Harbor Freight and...

I bought a pneumatic lift from Harbor Freight and placed the engine on the lift. This allowed me to raise and lower the engine while working on the engine. May not be necessary since the cooling...
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 01:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,518
Posted By Gandalf
Just for...

Just for fun:

http://sites.google.com/site/jalcomputing/home/62jagetype/IMGP9891.JPG

http://sites.google.com/site/jalcomputing/home/62jagetype/uni-syn.jpg

Old school, triple side draft SU carbs,...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,955
Posted By Gandalf
Scott.. All the shins of future RV12 builders...

Scott.. All the shins of future RV12 builders thank you for this improvement!

Jeff
Forum: RV-12 08-01-2017, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,955
Posted By Gandalf
!!@##%&:)

http://sites.google.com/site/jalcomputing/home/rv12-lsa-build/powerplant/steps.JPG

I recommend this mod.
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,379
Posted By Gandalf
I also have two extra holes in the front landing...

I also have two extra holes in the front landing gear. The holes were simply not used.

Jeff
Forum: RV-12 03-31-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,872
Posted By Gandalf
I trimmed a near vertical line with appropriate...

I trimmed a near vertical line with appropriate curves and sanded a bevel for a smooth fit. The vertical line intersects the flat and convex portion of the canopy.
Forum: RV-12 03-11-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,664
Posted By Gandalf
Hardly any dust with the vacuum. And it is hard...

Hardly any dust with the vacuum.

And it is hard to explain: the FACE of the cutter/shaper is a shaper. Push up against the cut line and it is like using a rotary sander. So you can cut leaving a...
Forum: RV-12 03-10-2017, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,664
Posted By Gandalf
Here is an update. Although the new vacuum...

Here is an update. Although the new vacuum powered Dremel drill does vacuum up the dust, it does not have enough power to easily cut the engine cowling fiberglass. Instead, I used duct tape to attach...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,664
Posted By Gandalf
Anyone tried to use the dremel vacuum powered...

Anyone tried to use the dremel vacuum powered cutter that vacuums up dust and is powered by a shop vacuum to trim the engine cowling?

Jeff
Forum: RV-12 02-28-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,111
Posted By Gandalf
"I do remember the videos of the Polycarbonate...

"I do remember the videos of the Polycarbonate F16 canopy tests from Engineering school 35 years ago. The chicken cannon shot at the canopy."

Quote from engineering after chicken shot out of cannon...
Forum: RV-12 02-14-2017, 10:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,150
Posted By Gandalf
ThumbsUpToMcFarlaneAviation

After kicking myself for loosing the bearings, I called McFarlane Aviation. A nice lady answered and sent me six new bearings at no charge. After watching the video, I was able to insert the six...
Forum: RV-12 11-10-2016, 11:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,784
Posted By Gandalf
Hi Joe.. Do me a favor and call VANs first. I...

Hi Joe.. Do me a favor and call VANs first. I only note that the cooling shroud over the engine fins has been deleted on new power plant builds. I would think that if the cooling shroud is left in...
Forum: RV-12 11-10-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,784
Posted By Gandalf
46-01 Cooling Shroud Deleted

Having just installed the cooling shroud, I note that it has been deleted.

http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/service-rv12.htm

Update 46 10-26-2016
Forum: RV-12 11-05-2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,083
Posted By Gandalf
Thanks for the confirmation!

Thanks for the confirmation!
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,083
Posted By Gandalf
46-08 Step 3

Can anyone confirm that the spacer holding the ignition box is position above the mounting point? If I put the spacer below the mounting point, the nut contacts a...
Forum: RV-12 10-30-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,018
Posted By Gandalf
Jamesey... The gussets were added to the two...

Jamesey... The gussets were added to the two lower mounting points. I did not ask what prompted the revision when I called.

Jeff
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,018
Posted By Gandalf
DRuppee Thanks. Indeed I could not get the...

DRuppee Thanks. Indeed I could not get the gusseted version of the engine mount to fit using the illustration and instructions. I positioned the right upper mount on the right upper engine mounting...
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2016, 09:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 605
Posted By Gandalf
45A-02 Step 5

Instructed to install the 992 819 starter relay. Cannot seem to find this item.

Question withdrawn. The starter relay was shipped by Rotax with the engine.
Note: The latest starter relay...
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2016, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,925
Posted By Gandalf
It was a fairly easy two man lift onto a 1000...

It was a fairly easy two man lift onto a 1000 pound pneumatic rolling table.

http://sites.google.com/site/jalcomputing/home/rv12-lsa-build/powerplant/engine3.jpg
Forum: RV-12 08-07-2016, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,742
Posted By Gandalf
What do you mean by "sharp finished heads?" Is...

What do you mean by "sharp finished heads?" Is the steel mandrel not breaking properly or is there a round mark on the rivet head. Most rivet pullers come with a set of nose pieces and if you do not...
Forum: RV-12 07-28-2016, 01:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,168
Posted By Gandalf
I set up a closed loop system and bled like heck....

I set up a closed loop system and bled like heck. No matter how hard I try a small bubble remains in the low pressure side of the system between the right side master cylinders and the reservoir....
Forum: RV-12 07-25-2016, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,728
Posted By Gandalf
Well the _latest_ asb-912-069ul is...

Well the _latest_ asb-912-069ul is here:

http://legacy.rotaxowner.com/si_tb_info/alertbulletins/asb-912-069ul.pdf
Forum: RV-12 07-24-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,168
Posted By Gandalf
And the magnet thingy helps keep the bottle...

And the magnet thingy helps keep the bottle upright. It snaps to the brake disk.
Forum: RV-12 07-24-2016, 03:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,168
Posted By Gandalf
The initial pressure required was high. What I...

The initial pressure required was high. What I did was connect both ends of the system to the bottle, sort of like bleeding the system alone. I then pumped the brake fluid through the bottle until I...
Forum: RV-12 07-23-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,168
Posted By Gandalf
35-07 Step 7

Befuddled a bit by this step and followed my motto "When in doubt, buy a new tool." :) This reverse fill brake kit is from Pheonix...
Forum: RV-12 07-23-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By Gandalf
Here is what I found in my build log: 28-06 Step...

Here is what I found in my build log:

28-06 Step 10

I was not happy with the flap handle assembly in the forward position striking the fuel return line even after being captured in the system...
Forum: RV-12 06-15-2016, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,427
Posted By Gandalf
31B-12 Step 3 After much experimentation, I...

31B-12 Step 3

After much experimentation, I resorted to using a vacuum to suck up a piece of yarn fed in from the bottom of the control stick to the top of the control stick. Amazingly this works...
Forum: RV-12 02-20-2016, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,307
Posted By Gandalf
Thanks everyone. I will either paint or prime the...

Thanks everyone. I will either paint or prime the gear legs. Hoping for some warmer weather next week.

Jeff
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,307
Posted By Gandalf
35-03 Gear Legs

Hi folks... I have a simple, I think, question as I am going to install the gear legs. Are the gear legs primed?

Thanks,
Jeff
Forum: RV-12 02-12-2016, 12:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,162
Posted By Gandalf
Thanks everyone. The integrated bearing seal had...

Thanks everyone. The integrated bearing seal had me confused for a moment. Did my best to get the grease (Mobilegrease 28) inside the bearings, past the rollers. Torqued the nut until the bearing...
Forum: RV-12 02-10-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,162
Posted By Gandalf
35-02 Step 6

So the instructions step 6 say to clean and dry the main wheel bearings and then in step 9 to fully grease and reinstall the bearings.

The bearings are new so did folks clean the new bearings...
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,131
Posted By Gandalf
Dave... That is very useful information....

Dave... That is very useful information.
Thanks,
Jeff
Forum: RV-12 01-11-2016, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,131
Posted By Gandalf
32-08 Step 2

So I used the temporary spacers under the detent bracket assembly to fit the VA110 flange flush, now can I remove the spacers?

Jeff
Forum: RV-12 01-01-2016, 01:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,706
Posted By Gandalf
Luckily no children were present as said hanging...

Luckily no children were present as said hanging chad was retrieved :)
Forum: RV-12 12-30-2015, 01:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,706
Posted By Gandalf
32-07 Step 12 Hanging Chad

Just a heads up.

I could not get the fork assembly into flap handle to allow insertion of the detent bracket assembly. Turns out there was some hanging chad inside of the flap handle tube at the...
Forum: RV-12 11-07-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,141
Posted By Gandalf
Ha Ha... Competition for the slowest builder....

Ha Ha... Competition for the slowest builder.

Jeff
120066
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,141
Posted By Gandalf
OK Got it. Since I built my wings first and since...

OK Got it. Since I built my wings first and since I am the world's slowest builder, I was worried that my wings stored in the hangar would be trashed by the time I got around to painting the airplane...
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,141
Posted By Gandalf
Please educate me. I thought our planes were...

Please educate me. I thought our planes were alclad so that there was pure aluminum over the alloy meant to oxidize and then stabilize unlike steel which continues to oxidize through and through. So...
Forum: RV-12 09-16-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,018
Posted By Gandalf
Section 32-02 Step 3

After installing the cushioned clamp standoff in section 32-02 it became very obvious that the four brake lines from the right rudder pedals run forward of the electrical wiring harness. This is...
Forum: RV-12 09-15-2015, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,138
Posted By Gandalf
Hi Jim... Thanks for the heads up. So if I am...

Hi Jim... Thanks for the heads up. So if I am understanding you correctly, I should consider doing the rigging with the wings and tail feathers on.

I like your idea of a cart. My fuselage is...
Forum: RV-12 09-15-2015, 01:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,138
Posted By Gandalf
Hi RF... OK. I will go ahead and put on the gear...

Hi RF... OK. I will go ahead and put on the gear next.

Thanks,
Jeff
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,138
Posted By Gandalf
Section 32 Build Order

Well I am not sure what to do next. I am on the finish kit and I have decided not to attach the wings so that I can continue my build in my garage until the last moment. I did attach the tailcone....
Forum: RV-12 08-25-2015, 12:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,695
Posted By Gandalf
31B-25 Step 3 I just did this and also divided...

31B-25 Step 3

I just did this and also divided the wires into two bundles and dropped the rudder pedals.
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,760
Posted By Gandalf
31b-21 Step 3 Backshell

I called Vans today when I was unable to locate the ES 9 Pin Backshell 2 in my finish kit. The ES 9 Pin Backshell 2 required for step 3 is not included in the finish kit. So no need to search for the...
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,114
Posted By Gandalf
Vans Support Says: ES-00007 is the molex...

Vans Support Says:

ES-00007 is the molex mate
ES-00005(pin) and ES-00006(socket) are the pins and sockets

Jeff
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