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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Yesterday, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By Piper J3
Pic is good here too. MacBook Pro running Safari...

Pic is good here too. MacBook Pro running Safari with Mojave iOS.
Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By Piper J3
If you intend to paint don't use Vaseline...

If you intend to paint don't use Vaseline...
Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 11:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,133
Posted By Piper J3
A lot of guys with "bigger" RV's don't use...

A lot of guys with "bigger" RV's don't use electrical connectors at the wing root. Wires for landing/nav lights, etc. are run into the fuselage and terminated full length. They figure the wings...
Forum: RV-12 12-11-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By Piper J3
I love this Forum... :)

I love this Forum... :)
Forum: RV-12 12-09-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,133
Posted By Piper J3
Haven't yet (knock on aluminum). Prior to the...

Haven't yet (knock on aluminum). Prior to the buying my RV-12 I owned and flew a J3-Cub for 23 years. Elevator trim (actually horiz stab incidence) is totally worthless on a Cub. Anytime you see a...
Forum: RV-12 12-09-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 22,811
Posted By Piper J3
I ordered only front half of Rev “F” Hub Cover...

I ordered only front half of Rev “F” Hub Cover with mounting bolts and hardware in July, 2018 for $195. Sensenich says this is discount price but I think they would have provided it for free based...
Forum: RV-12 12-08-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,936
Posted By Piper J3
I wouldn't expect less. Thank you Van's for the...

I wouldn't expect less. Thank you Van's for the fine aircraft you design and furnish as kits that can be built with high precision...
Forum: RV-12 12-08-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,133
Posted By Piper J3
Done... however, I'm entitled to my opinion. ...

Done... however, I'm entitled to my opinion. Safety should never be short-changed. Never...

Look at Lion Air Flight 610. Problem with pitch trim on flight prior to accident. Aircraft not...
Forum: RV-12 12-08-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,133
Posted By Piper J3
What if someday you get distracted, or rushed,...

What if someday you get distracted, or rushed, and accidentally hold the trim UP button for 5 seconds by mistake???? Big ooops...

Very best thing is to fix root cause of all problems when they...
Forum: RV-12 12-07-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,133
Posted By Piper J3
Suppose you land full stop and taxi back for...

Suppose you land full stop and taxi back for takeoff... How will you know trim tab position????

bobg56 - You have 10 posts here in VAF and maybe short on RV-12 experience. Are you sure you want to...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-07-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,088
Posted By Piper J3
And don't forget wet... I'm based at a private...

And don't forget wet... I'm based at a private strip about 15 miles SW of KCLE. Usually nice flying off of hard grass in the fall - not this year. Last flew on 10-26. Won't fly again until spring...
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,502
Posted By Piper J3
I don't know about being more efficient - both...

I don't know about being more efficient - both less blades = less drag.
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,133
Posted By Piper J3
Yes, one of the best features of VAF is to help...

Yes, one of the best features of VAF is to help newcomers, especially those that may have bought an already-flying machine and are unfamiliar with the build process.

I bought my 12 from original...
Forum: RV-12 12-04-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,130
Posted By Piper J3
Maybe a better naming scheme should reference...

Maybe a better naming scheme should reference that it applies to ELSA only and the certificate holder can only do annual condition inspection on his own ELSA aircraft. How about "ELSA (only)...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-04-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,866
Posted By Piper J3
I use a 4G-GSM-High-Amperage-Remote-Control-Relay...

I use a 4G-GSM-High-Amperage-Remote-Control-Relay https://www.ebay.com/itm/4G-GSM-High...o/192083520963 to operate my engine preheater.

T-Mobile has a 30 text/month stand-alone cell phone data plan...
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
Posted By Piper J3
I have a Garmin 296 GPS antenna and uAvionix...

I have a Garmin 296 GPS antenna and uAvionix SkyFYX-EXT ADS-B antenna mounted side-by-side on a shelf under the fiberglass cowling on my RV-12. No problems – excellent GPS reception and dozens of...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By Piper J3
Flare Nut Crowfoot Wrench is excellent for...

Flare Nut Crowfoot Wrench is excellent for tightening soft tubing connections...

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Forum: RV-12 12-01-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 848
Posted By Piper J3
There is also reporting on this accident at...

There is also reporting on this accident at Kathryn's Reports... http://www.kathrynsreport.com
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By Piper J3
See post #10 above for help with comm problems...

See post #10 above for help with comm problems...
Forum: RV-12 11-28-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By Piper J3
Ask your question here - VAF Forums > Avionics /...

Ask your question here - VAF Forums > Avionics / Interiors / Fiberglass / COMM

Good folks...
Forum: RV-12 11-27-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,664
Posted By Piper J3
Charlie - Welcome to the club... I haven't had...

Charlie -

Welcome to the club...

I haven't had a chance to carve up Paul Straub's heavy floats.

Paul S. - Do your new floats (with shortened brass slider tube) float at correct height in the...
Forum: RV-12 11-27-2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Piper J3
BuyPlaneParts.com will sell just the top half for...

BuyPlaneParts.com will sell just the top half for landing gear/fuselage interface. I used rivets for mounting. I installed these fairings primarily to seal the fuselage opening and for the "cool'...
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,130
Posted By Piper J3
Wife fishes for carp? Just kidding... ...

Wife fishes for carp? Just kidding... Congratulations.
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 773
Posted By Piper J3
How about speed fairings?......

How about speed fairings?... :D

BuyPlaneParts.com (2) RV-12 Main Gear Leg to Fuselage Fairings $79.98

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-26-2018, 07:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,408
Posted By Piper J3
5 Gal/hr for Rotax 912. The Dynon HDX shows...

5 Gal/hr for Rotax 912. The Dynon HDX shows "O.0" because the fuel flow transducer has intermittent electrical wiring connection to be fixed in the spring when weather warms up.

This photo taken at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2018, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,408
Posted By Piper J3
I’ve wanted to join the 200mph RV Club and came...

I’ve wanted to join the 200mph RV Club and came pretty close today. Flew with a friend in his RV-12 today… 88 KTS IAS, 111 KTS TAS, and 160 KTS GS (184MPH) - 49 KTS tail wind at 14,000 MSL and 16F...
Forum: RV-12 11-25-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,699
Posted By Piper J3
Flew with a friend in his RV-12 today… 88 KTS...

Flew with a friend in his RV-12 today… 88 KTS IAS, 111 KTS TAS, and 160 KTS GS (184MPH) - 49 KTS tail wind at 14,000 MSL and 16F OAT.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By Piper J3
You can paint the rivets ahead of time and then...

You can paint the rivets ahead of time and then pull them. Works like a charm...
Forum: ADS-B 11-25-2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,371
Posted By Piper J3
See.......

See.... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1302014&postcount=69
Forum: ADS-B 11-24-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,371
Posted By Piper J3
Your point is well taken, but in my case, I come...

Your point is well taken, but in my case, I come from flying a J3-Cub for 23 years so I'm pretty astute at scanning for traffic and situational awareness. I use ADS-B to look ahead to start getting...
Forum: ADS-B 11-24-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,371
Posted By Piper J3
Good news... Please keep us updated with future...

Good news... Please keep us updated with future flights.

Also, uAvionix has asked that you report your observations back to them. Perhaps they will change this software from "build" to a permanent...
Forum: ADS-B 11-23-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,371
Posted By Piper J3
I went out to the plane today and installed the...

I went out to the plane today and installed the new uAvionix software "build" for disappearing targets. Updating the echoUAT is easy even without internet connectivity at the hanger. Thought I...
Forum: RV-12 11-22-2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,664
Posted By Piper J3
Per post #17 above... Paul Straub is sending me...

Per post #17 above... Paul Straub is sending me two heavy floats which I should receive tomorrow. I have good selection of carbide burrs for my Dremel and a digital scale with 0.01 gram resolution....
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,699
Posted By Piper J3
For takeoff run... start with airplane pointed...

For takeoff run... start with airplane pointed about 10 degrees to the right of centerline. As power comes up, torque will pull airplane left and about the time it reaches centerline the rudder...
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By Piper J3
If shop is too small, why not push the fuselage...

If shop is too small, why not push the fuselage out onto the driveway, on a nice day with no wind, and attach wings for exact COG?

Whatever....
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 954
Posted By Piper J3
Aircraft needs to be weighed with wings on to...

Aircraft needs to be weighed with wings on to determine COG. Also, datum measurements are taken to leading edge of wing by dropping plumb line.

COG is a rather important consideration for...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,664
Posted By Piper J3
I just had another thought... just spitballing...

I just had another thought... just spitballing here... It seems that a lot of guys are "collecting" heavy floats. As an experiment, I wonder if maybe a hole could be drilled into the side of a Bing...
Forum: RV-12 11-19-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,664
Posted By Piper J3
We'll give them a few days and then call them on...

We'll give them a few days and then call them on the phone. They do answer the phone?
Forum: RV-12 11-19-2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,664
Posted By Piper J3
I emailed Marvel Schebler as follows: It has...

I emailed Marvel Schebler as follows:

It has been reported in VansAirForceForums that your new MS80-430 Blue Epoxy Floats for Rotax 912 Bing 64 carburetor stick on the float bowl vertical guideposts...
Forum: RV-12 11-18-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,664
Posted By Piper J3
Do you run Avgas or auto fuel? With 10% alcohol?

Do you run Avgas or auto fuel? With 10% alcohol?
Forum: RV-12 11-18-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,664
Posted By Piper J3
Paul - I'll send you PM/email with my shipping...

Paul - I'll send you PM/email with my shipping address.

I've already contacted a friend who is a premier machine designer and he will draw the part. Also contacted a friend with high quality 3D...
Forum: RV-12 11-18-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,664
Posted By Piper J3
Paul Can you take quality photos to show all...

Paul

Can you take quality photos to show all sides of a single float? Maybe lay a metric scale next to the float so size can be inferred. I want to see if I can get an injection mold company to...
Forum: RV-12 11-17-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By Piper J3
Maybe I'm missing something - why do you say the...

Maybe I'm missing something - why do you say the 825 012 can't be preloaded with oil. What would the difference be?
Forum: RV-12 11-17-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By Piper J3
I don't know how adventurous you are, but I fixed...

I don't know how adventurous you are, but I fixed same problem by installing Ray Allen 2-speed trim controller and Ray Allen rocker switch. Best thing I ever did. Zero problems. Slow speed makes...
Forum: RV-12 11-17-2018, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,017
Posted By Piper J3
Explain how you pre-load the oil and it doesn't...

Explain how you pre-load the oil and it doesn't run out when you turn it sideways to install...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,530
Posted By Piper J3
Small detail... passenger listed as Airplane...

Small detail... passenger listed as Airplane Rating(s): Single-engine Land with (Estimated) 3.2 hours (Total, all aircraft)

NTSB needs a proofreader…
Forum: RV-12 11-16-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,963
Posted By Piper J3
I flew two days ago - solo with ten gallons fuel....

I flew two days ago - solo with ten gallons fuel. Initial climb was 1300fpm. OAT was 20F and I saw 143mph IAS at 3000msl @ 5400rpm. Not much wind so I did a few compass runs to verify speed with...
Forum: RV-12 11-16-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By Piper J3
There must be a lot of 12's in Ohio. I know of...

There must be a lot of 12's in Ohio. I know of six that are flying within 40 miles of me. I might start a separate thread and see if we can't get a list and some informal meet-up's, start in the...
Forum: RV-12 11-15-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,267
Posted By Piper J3
And if SLSA is changed to ELSA it is forever - no...

And if SLSA is changed to ELSA it is forever - no going back...
Forum: RV-12 11-12-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 36,201
Posted By Piper J3
uAvionix echoUAT Disappearing Targets

See disappearing targets... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1302014&postcount=69
Forum: ADS-B 11-12-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,371
Posted By Piper J3
I emailed Kurt at uAvionix again to ask if any...

I emailed Kurt at uAvionix again to ask if any progress on echoUAT disappearing targets. Ryan at uAvionix Support replied and sent a software “build” for me to try and report back.

Problem is I fly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-11-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,307
Posted By Piper J3
^^^^^^ Good People ^^^^^^

^^^^^^ Good People ^^^^^^
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-10-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 265
Posted By Piper J3
Display % Power for Rotax 912 on Dynon HDX

Does anyone know if Dynon HDX can display % power for Rotax 912?

HDX is in RV-12 running Van's software.

Thanks in advance...
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,220
Posted By Piper J3
How To Get In/Out of a RV-12...

Another slow day today… I did something I’ve wanted to do for some time now. Most people know this, but I thought I’d put together a little video showing an easy way to exit the RV-12. Maybe we can...
Forum: RV-12 11-07-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By Piper J3
It necessary to meet whatever body contortions...

It necessary to meet whatever body contortions are necessary to ensure drill is picking up center of hole and that drill bit is square to the surface.

Have fun…
Forum: RV-12 11-06-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,297
Posted By Piper J3
Also, try removing and re-seating the GTR200... ...

Also, try removing and re-seating the GTR200... fixed a crazy intermittent problem we were chasing on/off for months.
Forum: RV-12 11-06-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By Piper J3
This sounds like walking on water, maybe best...

This sounds like walking on water, maybe best thing since invention of sliced bread.

We're talking RV-12 here, built from kit with pre-punched holes and plug-n-play wiring. I think my kids could...
Forum: COMM 11-05-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Piper J3
Thanks guys, yes, it is a new Synergy RV-12 with...

Thanks guys, yes, it is a new Synergy RV-12 with dual Dynon HDX and Garmin GTR 200 radio, so we'll look at options you have mentioned. We're going to make it behave like my early SN RV-12 with...
Forum: COMM 11-05-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 545
Posted By Piper J3
Comm / Intercom Question

I have a general question regarding comm/intercom interaction. Should intercom remain active when incoming transmission is rec'd on the comm radio? In other words... when comm breaks squelch and...
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,923
Posted By Piper J3
Excellent... :D

Excellent... :D
Forum: RV-12 11-02-2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By Piper J3
Rotax 912 Conductive Teflon Oil Hose Retrofit

Earlier this year I installed Aircraft Specialty Conductive Teflon Fuel hoses on my early SN RV-12 to begin compliance with Rotax 5-year rubber hose replacement. Now I’m changing out the oil lines...
Forum: RV-12 11-01-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 35,877
Posted By Piper J3
I thought I'd post this again for cold weather...

I thought I'd post this again for cold weather operation...

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1299659&postcount=5
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