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Forum: RV-12 Today, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By BigJohn
Bob, you coming to OSH?

Bob, you coming to OSH?
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2018, 06:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,984
Posted By BigJohn
Also confused!

Also confused!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By BigJohn
Thanks Jeff, thatís what I was looking for. I...

Thanks Jeff, thatís what I was looking for. I tealize I will have to hike off site for food Friday.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-14-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By BigJohn
OSH Thursday Arrival - Get into HBC?

Due to scheduling and weather considerations I plan on flying into OSH on Thursday 7/19. This is the day before the NOTAM goes into effect. Can anyone tell me if I will be able to park in home built...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,984
Posted By BigJohn
Just adding to what Scott said...

... it seems to me that if Sensenich finds that this incident was an anomaly due to manufacturing defect or other cause, the SB for 50 hour inspections might be recinded, or at least eased. I hope...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,016
Posted By BigJohn
Finally got my install done!

Since I started this thread it seems to have generated quite bit of interest! I thought it only fair that I give some feedback on my own install experience. I mounted the echoUAT unit on the baggage...
Forum: RV-12 07-07-2018, 03:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,584
Posted By BigJohn
Iíll be there working on the OWW that day and...

Iíll be there working on the OWW that day and will try to drop by on my lunch hour. Name tags are a great idea if someone wants to volunteer.
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 07-05-2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By BigJohn
This was an amazing man. Read obituary here:...

This was an amazing man. Read obituary here: http://www.newcomerdayton.com/Obituary/156150/Wayne-Moyer/Dayton-Ohio.

As a fellow early 12 builder we will sorely miss his frequent posts in the 12...
Forum: RV-12 06-22-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 901
Posted By BigJohn
4.7 hours? Warrantee?

4.7 hours? Warrantee?
Forum: RV-12 06-03-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By BigJohn
Yes, that is one of the early warning signs. If...

Yes, that is one of the early warning signs. If indeed the VR is failing you may want to cosider replacing it with a more robust unit than the original failure-prone component. I am on my second...
Forum: RV-12 06-03-2018, 03:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,537
Posted By BigJohn
OK, Jim thats a nicely packed emergency kit. My...

OK, Jim thats a nicely packed emergency kit. My question is, where do you clamp the battery pack cables for that emergency start? If its to the battery itself the top cowl has to be off, and I fail...
Forum: RV-12 06-01-2018, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,537
Posted By BigJohn
See my post:...

See my post: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=153840&highlight=handle.


Go to page 29iS/U-10 and 11 in the KAI for drawings and parts list. I just ordered the parts for...
Forum: RV-12 05-25-2018, 04:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,288
Posted By BigJohn
No pictures showing up. Go with the fiberglass...

No pictures showing up. Go with the fiberglass bubble and never worry about it again.
Forum: RV-12 05-25-2018, 04:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,006
Posted By BigJohn
I have had two of those bolts break off. Once...

I have had two of those bolts break off. Once when I hit a ridge of ice pushing into my hangar, the other time one was just broken when I took the wheel pants off. Both times I was able to extract...
Forum: COMM 05-23-2018, 04:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By BigJohn
You didnt say whether the noise is electronic or...

You didnt say whether the noise is electronic or acoustic. If electronic, probably a squelch issue as suggested above. But if acoustic it may just be a function of the design, since the A20...
Forum: RV-12 05-10-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By BigJohn
Thanks Tony, I can always count on you! I was...

Thanks Tony, I can always count on you! I was hoping those plans might be on the revision page on the website but no joy. Doesnít matter, I have the plans on order from Vans. Iím starting to order...
Forum: RV-12 05-10-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By BigJohn
Assist handle page number.

Can someone point me to the section and page number for the installation of the assist handle that is a part of the modern day kits?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By BigJohn
I use the BT feature of my A20 frequently to link...

I use the BT feature of my A20 frequently to link to my iPhone. Once you make the initial pairing it is just a matter of flipping the switch on the A20 controller and it connects instantly. The...
Forum: RV-12 05-05-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,016
Posted By BigJohn
Jim, thanks for posting your experience and good...

Jim, thanks for posting your experience and good pictures. I have been procrastinating since I started this thread, but I will have to get to addressing this pretty soon.

One question, why did you...
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,020
Posted By BigJohn
Swap L and R and see if trouble follows the part.

Swap L and R and see if trouble follows the part.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-19-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,674
Posted By BigJohn
Count me in!

Iím committing to a large chunk of time during the week to pitch in and offer my experience as an early builder. Looking for other early builders to have a reunion of sorts. John? Marty? Tony? Joe?...
Forum: RV-12 04-19-2018, 05:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,465
Posted By BigJohn
Thanks Tony. I just added that to my list of...

Thanks Tony. I just added that to my list of upgrades at annual time.

I was in Seattle last September briefly but didnt have time to get in touch.
Forum: RV-12 04-10-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,020
Posted By BigJohn
Clean up the connectors and spray with a contact...

Clean up the connectors and spray with a contact cleaner. I have some at the hangar, I think the name of it is something like Deox-It.
Forum: RV-12 04-04-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,627
Posted By BigJohn
If this is your very first fiberglass work, make...

If this is your very first fiberglass work, make a generous estimate, then double it! If at all possible get some help from an experienced fiberglass person. For example, someone who has body shop...
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2018, 06:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,620
Posted By BigJohn
I plan to replace my second Ducati with the SK...

I plan to replace my second Ducati with the SK next time it shows signs of weakness. See below email I received very recently from Supplier in UK.

Personally I am willing to pay the price for what...
Forum: RV-12 03-17-2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,015
Posted By BigJohn
Thanks for posting that nice clear picture Paul....

Thanks for posting that nice clear picture Paul. Makes it much easier to viualize the task ahead.
Forum: RV-12 03-13-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,671
Posted By BigJohn
Just a little more information..........

I ran a plot showing RPM, and Left and Right EGT during a recent flight, and noted when the roughness occurs. Interestingly, my EGT's track almost perfectly between the two carbs, except in the mid...
Forum: RV-12 03-08-2018, 04:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,671
Posted By BigJohn
Three-blade smoother in mid-RPMís?

My particular airplane has always had a noticeable vibration in the mid RPM range, even though it is smooth at idle and cruise power. I have been told by someone who works on multiple 12ís that this...
Forum: RV-12 03-06-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,015
Posted By BigJohn
Ah yes, I remember those bolts from the build! As...

Ah yes, I remember those bolts from the build! As I recall, one technique I used was to clean the parts real good and then super glue the washers in place until I could slide the bolts in. Just donít...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2018, 05:23 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,985
Posted By BigJohn
Doug, I dont see that you got an answer to your...

Doug, I dont see that you got an answer to your questions. The removal and reinstallation of the HS can be a little tricky if you havent done it before. It is pretty hard to describe in text. I would...
Forum: RV-12 02-22-2018, 07:42 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,015
Posted By BigJohn
The clips are used to lock the turnbuckles in the...

The clips are used to lock the turnbuckles in the stabilator cables. You will need at least one if you elect to relieve the tension in the cables to facilitate reconnecting them. (Because the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-24-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,486
Posted By BigJohn
I suppose this thread will get locked up any...

I suppose this thread will get locked up any minute now, so I feel compelled to say my one word reaction to all this. Bizarre!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,415
Posted By BigJohn
ďVicki VargasĒ should be fired or at least sent...

ďVicki VargasĒ should be fired or at least sent back to high school.
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,419
Posted By BigJohn
Foam in the wing root? Is that something...

Foam in the wing root? Is that something new?

Edit: Oh I get it now. The foam weatherstripping tape. Thought you were referring to something else.
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,134
Posted By BigJohn
Off Topic Question

Don, I was just thinking the other day I havent heard from you in a while, or maybe I just missed it. What is the status of your BFR and RV-12 checkout?
Forum: GPS 12-25-2017, 06:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,664
Posted By BigJohn
This thread is fascinating in the way it brings...

This thread is fascinating in the way it brings out all these experts. Impressive! And, the pointers to specific products. Who knew?

One question though, your original post indicates you want to...
Forum: RV-12 12-19-2017, 04:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,198
Posted By BigJohn
I canít quite figure out the above conclusion,...

I canít quite figure out the above conclusion, since you reported in your original post quite a large difference in EGT berween sides when the loss of power occurred. That indicated to me a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 11,825
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, 04:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,686
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, 03:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,346
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, 06:04 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,016
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, 04:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,016
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, 03:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,016
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, 01:23 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,016
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, 01:21 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,016
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, 08:14 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,016
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, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,884
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, 06:34 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 25,016
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, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,054
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, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,884
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, 05:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,686
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, 06:35 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,686
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, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,962
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, 11:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,962
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, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
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, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,165
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, 05:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,165
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, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,538
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, 05:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,015
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, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,015
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, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,015
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, 04:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,897
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...
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