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Forum: RV-12 12-11-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,556
Posted By RFSchaller
Julian, If you guys get together at GEU you can...

Julian,

If you guys get together at GEU you can use any of my tools or testing stuff. Just give me a call.

Rich
Forum: RV-12 12-03-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,647
Posted By RFSchaller
I like the thumbrule of adding half the wind and...

I like the thumbrule of adding half the wind and all the gust to approach speed. If you canít hold the centerline transitioning from crab to slip itís time to think about landing somewhere else.
Forum: RV-12 12-03-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,556
Posted By RFSchaller
The only one I experienced hard starting (and I...

The only one I experienced hard starting (and I mean almost no starting) was when a west coast ROTAX shop swapped my choke units during carburetor overhaul. Since you didnít mention any recent...
Forum: RV-12 11-30-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By RFSchaller
Mark, I hope it works for you. Dynon is checking...

Mark,

I hope it works for you. Dynon is checking my D180 now. Seems strange that my oil temp, EGT temps and CHT temps ALL went squirrelly at once, but not in synchronized swings. I hope they find...
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,647
Posted By RFSchaller
Actually itís sine. Sin(90 deg)=1. Man, Scott,...

Actually itís sine. Sin(90 deg)=1.

Man, Scott, they sure swept in and picked the flesh off your sun bleached bones on this one!😜
Forum: RV-12 11-27-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 699
Posted By RFSchaller
I once landed (in a Piper Arrow) in a 50 Kt wind...

I once landed (in a Piper Arrow) in a 50 Kt wind right down the runway following the thumb rule of half the wind and all the gust added to approach speed. The RV is so light I would not press my luck...
Forum: RV-12 11-27-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,036
Posted By RFSchaller
I like to think of the K-factor as pulses per...

I like to think of the K-factor as pulses per GPH. It helps my aging brain figure it out!😁
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By RFSchaller
Keith, Bummer! I misread your post as 5 years on...

Keith,

Bummer! I misread your post as 5 years on this pump.

I would be concerned about any oil coming out the drain port. Have you tried pulling the electric pump fuse and checking fuel...
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By RFSchaller
Itís my understanding that ROTAX has called for...

Itís my understanding that ROTAX has called for pump replacement every 5 years. Looks like you found the reason why.
Forum: RV-12 11-25-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By RFSchaller
Probably not necessary suggestion, but make sure...

Probably not necessary suggestion, but make sure the aircraft is out in the open so it can get a GPS signal.
Forum: RV-12 11-25-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,686
Posted By RFSchaller
Dave, Just because someone has impressive...

Dave,

Just because someone has impressive ratings and hours doesnít mean much. Iím a CFI too, and every flight I still think more about what I donít know than what I do. My best friend is a retired...
Forum: RV-12 11-25-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By RFSchaller
Been awhile since I did mine on the D180, but as...

Been awhile since I did mine on the D180, but as I recall it was all in the PAP. The Dynon installation manual should cover it.
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 890
Posted By RFSchaller
Count yourself lucky. Recently all my CHT, Oil...

Count yourself lucky. Recently all my CHT, Oil Temp and EGTs started spiking randomly. Dynon has my D180 for evaluation. Iíll post when they get back to me.
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,686
Posted By RFSchaller
Iím 67. I routinely fly my 12 almost every...

Iím 67. I routinely fly my 12 almost every weekend on a three hour cross country. Itís plenty capable and comfortable for that. Coast to coast might leave me a bit stiff at the end of the day, but 3...
Forum: RV-12 11-18-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 673
Posted By RFSchaller
When I installed mine I found that I didnít need...

When I installed mine I found that I didnít need the little plate that ďkinksĒ the cable housing for friction to hold the heater door. Removing it will probably make threading the replace,ent cable a...
Forum: RV-12 11-17-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,009
Posted By RFSchaller
Bummer, I just found a cap wrench that fits the...

Bummer, I just found a cap wrench that fits the 14 flats!
Forum: RV-12 11-15-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,200
Posted By RFSchaller
Without seeing the damage itís tough to give...

Without seeing the damage itís tough to give advice, but if the wings had significant damage Iíd check the bulkhead behind the seats where the spars attach and make sure there is no damage there or...
Forum: RV-12 11-15-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By RFSchaller
Most of the ROTAX SBs have a corresponding SB for...

Most of the ROTAX SBs have a corresponding SB for he UL noncertified version of the engine.
Forum: RV-12 11-14-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,399
Posted By RFSchaller
Thanks for the suggestions. I sent the unit to...

Thanks for the suggestions. I sent the unit to Dynon today, so weíll see.
Forum: RV-12 11-13-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,399
Posted By RFSchaller
Thanks,Joe. After reading through the manuals I...

Thanks,Joe.

After reading through the manuals I think what I heard in the middle of the cacophony was ďEMS AlertĒ as opposed to ďEMF LowĒ. I talked to Dynon today and will send the unit in tomorrow...
Forum: RV-12 11-12-2018, 08:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,399
Posted By RFSchaller
Well, my gremlin is back after three trouble free...

Well, my gremlin is back after three trouble free hours. Here are the symptoms:

1. CHT, EGT and OIL temps spike high. Left EGT spikes more than others at about every 2-3 seconds.
2. Spikes are not...
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,220
Posted By RFSchaller
No worse than crawling across a Cherokee...

No worse than crawling across a Cherokee passenger seat!😜
Forum: RV-12 11-05-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By RFSchaller
Interesting. I checked my Freeflight setting, and...

Interesting. I checked my Freeflight setting, and it is called out at 3 M/sec. I would have expected the Garmin and Freeflight settings would be closer to each other.
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,399
Posted By RFSchaller
Looks like the problem was that simple to fix. I...

Looks like the problem was that simple to fix. I flew it three hours yesterday with normal temperature indications.
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,082
Posted By RFSchaller
I drilled out the rivets on the vertical stab...

I drilled out the rivets on the vertical stab fairing and installed #6 nutplates and machine screws in their place. That allowed me to mount my cat whiskers antenna on the top vertical stab rib. A...
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By RFSchaller
Have you tried calling Garmin?

Have you tried calling Garmin?
Forum: RV-12 11-01-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,737
Posted By RFSchaller
I second what Chris said. if youíre happy with...

I second what Chris said. if youíre happy with the performance say a prayer of thanks and leave it alone!😜
Forum: RV-12 10-31-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,399
Posted By RFSchaller
Today I pulled my D180 and sprayed the connector...

Today I pulled my D180 and sprayed the connector pins and sockets with cleaner. That seems to have done the trick. A trip around the patch showed normal CHTs and Oil Temp, so I am cautiously calling...
Forum: RV-12 10-30-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,399
Posted By RFSchaller
Thanks for the suggestions. I will start...

Thanks for the suggestions. I will start troubleshooting tomorrow and post results.
Forum: RV-12 10-29-2018, 11:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,399
Posted By RFSchaller
Water Pump Failure?

Yesterday I took off with an OAT of 77F and experienced both CHTs and an Oil Temp Hi alarms on climb so I returned to the field and did some ground run ups with a repeat of Hi Temp alarms. Iím...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,136
Posted By RFSchaller
Any static spark would occur at the first contact...

Any static spark would occur at the first contact point. If the component that makes that contact is grounded to any part of the airframe it should be at the same electric potential so know spark...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,136
Posted By RFSchaller
Iíve only experienced one issue with ďold fuelĒ....

Iíve only experienced one issue with ďold fuelĒ. I let a tank sit for 4 weeks during a long summer vacation and when I flew I experienced some pressure surges due to vapor bubbles in the fuel line....
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,136
Posted By RFSchaller
Nice rig, Sam!

Nice rig, Sam!
Forum: RV-12 10-23-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,136
Posted By RFSchaller
Jim, Iíve heard accounts of static buildup on...

Jim,

Iíve heard accounts of static buildup on plastic cans too, but Iíve never encountered it in 6 1/2 years of fueling from ungrounded plastic cans. I do put a finger on some bare metal part of the...
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,160
Posted By RFSchaller
Mine needed skin trimming. About a year later I...

Mine needed skin trimming. About a year later I noticed a click when climbing on the wing to enter the cockpit. I also noticed a slight fore-aft play at the wingtip and ended up using 0.025Ē shim...
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 567
Posted By RFSchaller
Does it matter what others found if yours fit?

Does it matter what others found if yours fit?
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 15,390
Posted By RFSchaller
Never ceases to amaze me how innovative home...

Never ceases to amaze me how innovative home builders are. Good job!
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,031
Posted By RFSchaller
20 KT wind - breezy!

20 KT wind - breezy!
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,860
Posted By RFSchaller
Amen! Public discourse has become too...

Amen! Public discourse has become too polarized.

Original post has been edited...one of the moderators.
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,324
Posted By RFSchaller
OMG! Iím repeating myself!😜

OMG! Iím repeating myself!😜
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,324
Posted By RFSchaller
Wow, electric flaps now! My early gen RV-12 with...

Wow, electric flaps now! My early gen RV-12 with a D-180 is getting to be a dinosaur!
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,324
Posted By RFSchaller
Wow, electric flaps now! My early gen RV-12 with...

Wow, electric flaps now! My early gen RV-12 with a D-180 is getting to be a dinosaur!
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,569
Posted By RFSchaller
Iíve always thought a good quick fix would be to...

Iíve always thought a good quick fix would be to eliminate the medical certificate for the recreational pilot certificate. It would essentially extend Sport pilot privileges to private pilots with...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,163
Posted By RFSchaller
Looks like a lot of effort to upgrade an in...

Looks like a lot of effort to upgrade an in service engine. Whatís the justification!
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By RFSchaller
When my carbs were overhauled the shop switched...

When my carbs were overhauled the shop switched my ďchokeĒ modules. That was some really hard starting until I figured out their mistake and fixed it.
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,863
Posted By RFSchaller
In the Nuke world we often wore respirators. The...

In the Nuke world we often wore respirators. The partial face type like what is shown above were only considered 90% effective. 10% doesnít sound like much, but itís 10% more bad stuff than I want to...
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,754
Posted By RFSchaller
Joe, What does it do for us? Iím happy with my...

Joe,

What does it do for us? Iím happy with my avionics and reluctant to mess with it unless there are substantial gains.

Rich
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By RFSchaller
Steve, Thanks for the reply. Seems strange....

Steve,

Thanks for the reply. Seems strange. Frankly I donít know how my ignition modules soldier on in Phoenix heat. The temp tapes I put on them go up to 190F on the witness marks. I never thought...
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By RFSchaller
Steve, Didn'tí your run up catch the bad...

Steve,

Didn'tí your run up catch the bad ignition? Out here in Phoenix mine get scary hot in the summer, but after 6 1/2 years and 800 hours they hang in there. Given the replacement cost I have my...
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,863
Posted By RFSchaller
OMG! Something Harbor Freight doesnít have for 99...

OMG! Something Harbor Freight doesnít have for 99 cents!😱
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,032
Posted By RFSchaller
Itís pretty obvious when the tension is too loose...

Itís pretty obvious when the tension is too loose from the stick feel. When too tight not so much!
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 08:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,140
Posted By RFSchaller
Iíve done 4 First flights in my homebuilts over...

Iíve done 4 First flights in my homebuilts over the years. The first in a WAR FW-190 I built. I remember as it lifted off the thought went through my mind: you're in it now! I told that story to a...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,140
Posted By RFSchaller
I did my first flight. The only surprise was it...

I did my first flight. The only surprise was it does not like to shed speed quickly unlike my Cherokee. I did one go around before I got a stabilized approach and landed.
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,737
Posted By RFSchaller
Jim, Six Sigma sounds great in a management...

Jim,

Six Sigma sounds great in a management sales pitch, but I was involved in a $105M project replacing power plant steam turbines. The well established manufacturer (who shall remain nameless)...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,737
Posted By RFSchaller
My replacement arrived yesterday, and as luck...

My replacement arrived yesterday, and as luck would have it there was a nick in the edge of the central hole. I sent them a picture and Sensenich is exchanging it for another replacement. They seem...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 880
Posted By RFSchaller
I used a rivet gun with an offset driver.

I used a rivet gun with an offset driver.
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,142
Posted By RFSchaller
Dave, thanks. Rich

Dave, thanks.

Rich
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,793
Posted By RFSchaller
Is there anything in the works to provide coolant...

Is there anything in the works to provide coolant hoses that donít require replacement every 5 years?
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,793
Posted By RFSchaller
Can you clarify? I originally installed my hoses...

Can you clarify? I originally installed my hoses in 2012. In 2017 I replaced all the fuel hoses with TS Flightlines Teflon hoses. In 2022 when I replace the oil lines will the ones from Vans be...
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,142
Posted By RFSchaller
Refresh my memory. What are the symptoms of heavy...

Refresh my memory. What are the symptoms of heavy floats? Is there an overflow of the carb bowls onto the drip pans?
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 29,358
Posted By RFSchaller
Mel, wasnít there a period when the OLs...

Mel, wasnít there a period when the OLs incorporated the POH? I seem to recall a thread on that subject.

Rich
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 29,358
Posted By RFSchaller
Itís not an issue for me because my OLs do not...

Itís not an issue for me because my OLs do not reference the POH, and they specifically allow night and/or IFR operation if properly equipped. My
OLs were issued in a March 2012.
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