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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-04-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,336
Posted By dbhill916
Thumbs up I thought I was the only one to be told that!

I thought I was the only one to be told that!
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By dbhill916
That looks very interesting. What kind of effects...

That looks very interesting. What kind of effects did it provide for you? Do you have a drawing of your bracket?

thanks,
-dbh
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,295
Posted By dbhill916
+1

add one more to that tally!
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,493
Posted By dbhill916
I couldn't find the Thread Setter on HF's web...

I couldn't find the Thread Setter on HF's web site. Do you have any part numbers or search terms for the tool and/or aircraft grade rivnuts?

thx,
-dbh
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,263
Posted By dbhill916
Thumbs up Update

Update. This turned out to be two separate issues. Credit for the "mystery widget" identification goes to Gagarin737 and Tomkk—thank you very much, gentlemen.

The ADS-B issue was outdated...
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By dbhill916
I have a set

I have a set that I purchased, but then changed my mind about installing. The box was opened, but nothing was done to any of the components. Let me know if you'd like them, and I'll ship them to...
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,263
Posted By dbhill916
When I have the Weather layer enabled, there are...

When I have the Weather layer enabled, there are good statistics of data in and data out leading me to hope that my ADS-B is, in fact, working. I'll grab another screenshot the next time I'm flying...
Forum: RV-12 09-24-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,263
Posted By dbhill916
mysterious widget

Hi All,

Can anyone tell me the name (nomenclature) of this widget on my Dynon 1000T? (it's highlighted in yellow, on the right edge of the screen, about 2/3rds down). I have the ADS-B module with...
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,415
Posted By dbhill916
Thumbs up RTFM

Yep. As is so often the case with this airplane, if something's not right, just go back and read the friendly manual again. I had neglected to configure Port 2 to ADSB-470 due to my mistaken...
Forum: RV-12 08-25-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,415
Posted By dbhill916
identified my assumption

looks like several of you identified the issue. I was indeed assuming that TIS data came in the ADSB path, so it "had to be working." Now I know that TIS is via the transponder and I've had no...
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2017, 02:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,415
Posted By dbhill916
Tony, thanks for 2 tidbits of useful info. I now...

Tony, thanks for 2 tidbits of useful info. I now believe that the 470 is not functioning properly. I've never seen the ADS-B or NEXRAD databoxes, only a TIS OK display in the bottom right. I'll...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2017, 03:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,415
Posted By dbhill916
WEATHER is not an option on that path. The only...

WEATHER is not an option on that path. The only option is TERRAIN.
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2017, 03:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,415
Posted By dbhill916
unable to see weather

Hi all,

I'm having some trouble getting weather to display on my SkyView. (Translation: there is no weather at all.) I have the SV-ADSB-470 and can receive traffic data without problem. I have...
Forum: RV-12 06-19-2017, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,250
Posted By dbhill916
OK, I'll bite. How does a 6-ply tire get its...

OK, I'll bite. How does a 6-ply tire get its name if it only has 2 plies?:confused:
Forum: RV-12 02-12-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,176
Posted By dbhill916
;) That ended up being my preferred technique. ...

;) That ended up being my preferred technique. It's fast, only adds 1 to the number of tools you need to use with 2 hands and minimizes the number of reamings you perform.
Forum: RV-12 12-03-2016, 02:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,133
Posted By dbhill916
carb mixture adjustment questions

Hi all,

I think my carbs may have slightly different mixtures, and that leads me to a couple of questions. Background: I had a very hard time getting the engine to run smoothly on initial...
Forum: RV-12 10-23-2016, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,789
Posted By dbhill916
I use my hat. I didn't use to wear a baseball...

I use my hat. I didn't use to wear a baseball cap, but now my plane is "equipped" with a hat that typically stays on the left wing root. When I want to enter, I use it to hook the outside handle...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,313
Posted By dbhill916
Agree with DHeal. I found the same problem:...

Agree with DHeal. I found the same problem: intermittent ground via the tank itself. I found a silver impregnated epoxy (Permatex 21351 Electrically Conductive Epoxy)and used that to attach a...
Forum: RV-12 08-23-2016, 03:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,268
Posted By dbhill916
Hi David, I'm hunting for a paint scheme, and...

Hi David,

I'm hunting for a paint scheme, and would love to see the rest of your pictures. You can send them by private message or email to dbhill@dbhill.net.

Thanks!
-dbh
Forum: RV-12 08-11-2016, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,744
Posted By dbhill916
It looks like there is not any code in Skyview to...

It looks like there is not any code in Skyview to be able to perform the division and display it. That was really all I was looking for.

thanks all,
-dbh
Forum: RV-12 08-10-2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,744
Posted By dbhill916
Prop RPM?

Does anyone know if it's possible to have the SkyView calculate & display the prop RPM? Anytime I see or adjust power using engine RPM, I find that I'm always wondering what that is in terms of...
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2016, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By dbhill916
got it!

Thanks for describing the goal of the procedure. makes sense now. No pictures needed after all.

-dbh
Forum: RV-12 07-28-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 898
Posted By dbhill916
36-07 step 2

I'm pretty visual person and having a little bit of trouble of visualizing the instructions regarding applying the floxed epoxy "to create a recess... but not capture the brackets." Could someone...
Forum: Fiberglass 07-20-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,677
Posted By dbhill916
flox vs micro balloons?

Hi all,

I've learned a lot about sheet metal and rivets, etc., but still have much to learn about fiberglass.

I am repairing some mis-drilled holes in my wheel pants. Is it an acceptable repair to...
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,313
Posted By dbhill916
what did you find?

Hi rgmwa,

I'm getting exactly the same problem you described. The fuel level suddenly drops to an unrealistic value and may/may not climb back towards something that makes sense. It has never...
Forum: RV-12 05-23-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,921
Posted By dbhill916
replies

thanks for the pointers, gentlemen.

Sorry, I neglected to mention that I did verify the fuse was intact and AP switch is ON. No new configurations since I last 'saw' the servos, and I'll hold...
Forum: RV-12 05-22-2016, 02:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,921
Posted By dbhill916
lost autopilot servos

Hello all,

I'm seeking a pointer on where to start looking for my autopilot servos. I know they're installed in the airplane, but my Skyview can't find them anymore:(. I was successful in having...
Forum: RV-12 05-05-2016, 03:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By dbhill916
Thanks for catching that I was out of date. ...

Thanks for catching that I was out of date. Corrected!
Forum: RV-12 05-05-2016, 02:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,898
Posted By dbhill916
Wink trick question

IIRC, it's a trick question because the answer is not completely obvious: Mr & Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant. ;)
Forum: RV-12 05-04-2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By dbhill916
hot shutdown checklist

from the POH rev 4, pg 7-12

SHUT DOWN
• Throttle – IDLE
• ELT – CHECK LIGHT OFF & CHECK signal on 121.5
MHZ
• Ignition – BOTH OFF
• Avionics – OFF
• Master – OFF
• Tie Down – CHOCK two wheels min
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2016, 01:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,750
Posted By dbhill916
you are not alone

I had to send my paperwork back & forth 3 times before I got their approval. There is still much confusion regarding the E-LSA concept, even at Van's and especially at OK City.

As far as I can...
Forum: RV-12 04-26-2016, 10:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,130
Posted By dbhill916
Thumbs up SAE 3/8" crow's feet

SAE 3/8" set works great for me. IIRC, I only use the 7/16" (fuel return) and 9/16" (fuel feed). Don't forget you'll need an extension (12"?). I'm sure that I'll discover other places where they...
Forum: RV-12 04-26-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 209,663
Posted By dbhill916
Smile another RV-12 leaves the nest!

After 33 months, I was able to take 1st flight of s/n #0760. I had a perfect day in central Ohio, winds 5 knots, CAVU without a cloud in the sky! Even better than the day was the way the plane...
Forum: RV-12 04-25-2016, 04:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,130
Posted By dbhill916
Smile crow's feet wrenches

I've become quite good at removing / reinstalling my tank due to numerous leaks. I found that crow's foot wrenches make removing / installing the fuel feed and fuel return lines much easier.
Forum: RV-12 04-09-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,034
Posted By dbhill916
how to repair leaking fuel tank?

Hi folks,

yet another set back for Hill's Air Force. I filled & calibrated the pre-assembled fuel tank last weekend, only to discover a leak. The tank came out yet again and was put on th bench...
Forum: RV-12 12-24-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,471
Posted By dbhill916
Talking silver lining

Well, I'm certainly glad you received, read, digested it and posted your commentary. I don't think I've ever seen such a clear Tech-to-English translation! Thanks!:D

-dbh
Forum: RV-12 11-30-2015, 03:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,783
Posted By dbhill916
I've not read anything here in VAF or on Van's...

I've not read anything here in VAF or on Van's site that would imply that Van's is anti E-AB. Rather, I have often come away with the impression that they are against aircraft that have been...
Forum: RV-12 11-23-2015, 01:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,809
Posted By dbhill916
How about....

.... "aerophile" ?
Forum: RV-12 11-18-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,088
Posted By dbhill916
Thumbs up thank you

Gentlemen all,

I thank you all for the wealth of information and opinion. Many decades ago I was an engineer, but I think that only makes it dangerous for me to rely on my own analyses; thus the...
Forum: RV-12 11-16-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,088
Posted By dbhill916
can you substitute class 12.9 for 8.8 bolts?

Hi all,


Is it safe to use bolts that are stronger than specified by Rotax, or will there be an unintended consequence (e.g., damage to the internal threads, etc.)?

I over torqued the metric bolts...
Forum: RV-12 11-09-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,825
Posted By dbhill916
Smile Like: Columbus FSDO

I had an excellent experience using the experience and outright helpfulness of the Columbus OH FSDO Flight Safety Inspector (I think that's his title.) Not only did he do the inspection itself, but...
Forum: RV-12 10-28-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,208
Posted By dbhill916
Oil Hose Routing

Hello Gents,

I was wondering if someone could send/post some pictures of their oil hoses that would show the details of routing, especially at the fire wall and the engine mount. While I did...
Forum: RV-12 10-28-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,146
Posted By dbhill916
"two weeks"

I would give yourself "two" weeks. I used the same route due to space limitations in my garage, but I was amazed at how many little details there were that took more than double their expected time....
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,310
Posted By dbhill916
Hi Jim, I'm 99 % done, awaiting Airworthiness...

Hi Jim,

I'm 99 % done, awaiting Airworthiness Inspection by the FSDO in 2 weeks. I'm at DLZ (Delaware, OH) which looks about 107 miles from you. Email if you are interested in rendezvousing some...
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,481
Posted By dbhill916
Success!

I finally had enough time to re-install the cable sets that Joe sent me three weeks ago. I tried just the rears (easier) first, but still too short. Pulled off the seat pan, removed the pulleys,...
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2015, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,481
Posted By dbhill916
update

I called Van’s last Monday and spoke with Gus. He arrived at the same conclusion that the cables were just too short due to statistical variation and bad luck. He had not heard of / thought of...
Forum: RV-12 08-29-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,481
Posted By dbhill916
sounds like it's time for me to put in a call to...

sounds like it's time for me to put in a call to Van's next Monday. Thanks for all the feedback, gents.

-dbh
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,481
Posted By dbhill916
routing good; tension still too high

BigJohn pointed me in a good direction of verifying that the cables were in fact tracking through the correct holes, since a simple mis-routing would very easily generate the differences in lengths...
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,481
Posted By dbhill916
Red face As it would happen, I just discovered that I have...

As it would happen, I just discovered that I have Friday off work. Now I know where I'll be spending it. :o

To answer your question: yes, both cables have too many threads showing at both ends...
Forum: RV-12 08-23-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,481
Posted By dbhill916
turnbuckles: tension vs threads

Hi folks,

How do I reconcile the recommended tension (35-45#) and the admonishment to have no more than 3 threads showing on the turnbuckles? When both cables are tightened to 45 # (using a...
Forum: RV-12 07-26-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,038
Posted By dbhill916
be sure to post Before & After pics! -dbh

be sure to post Before & After pics!

-dbh
Forum: RV-12 06-26-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,073
Posted By dbhill916
The Rest of the Story

Well, it looks like I got things taken care of. I ordered new roll bar bases in anticipation that I would need to remove/replace them to change the angle of the roll bar, but I will be able to...
Forum: RV-12 06-21-2015, 02:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,073
Posted By dbhill916
stay tuned

Joe,

I haven't worked on it yet since the posting, as I have discovered that sometimes my own best advice is "Don't just do something—stand there!" In other words, I often figure things out when...
Forum: RV-12 06-14-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,073
Posted By dbhill916
deformation in Baggage Bulkhead

Hi folks,

Could you look this over and tell me if you can figure out what I did wrong?

Today, I attached (cleco only) the tail cone and noted that there appears to be deformation of F-1207A Baggage...
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 20,333
Posted By dbhill916
prop pitch measurement tool from Sensenich

I found an interesting wooden tool with my prop that appears to be custom made by them for the setting of prop pitch using a digital level. Did these get added to the kits recently? (Mine arrived...
Forum: RV-12 05-04-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,122
Posted By dbhill916
won't be a problem

I found that the curvature of the lower cowl puts a bend (along the line of the pin) in the hinge halves. That bend does a pretty good job of preventing the upper hinge from folding inward. I was...
Forum: RV-12 05-03-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,830
Posted By dbhill916
Question FAA more confused than me?

Good news: only 7 days after mailing in my packet, the FAA wrote back to me.

Bad news: They seem more confused that I am. The letter states:



Since I did build N76012 from kit, then this...
Forum: RV-12 04-26-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,641
Posted By dbhill916
Question same question

Same observations here. The drip trays with the dollop don't contact the bottom of the carbs on my build either (12-0760).
Forum: RV-12 04-14-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,830
Posted By dbhill916
Check list for Registration

Hi all,

I'm about ready to submit my paperwork to OK City for registration. I called my FSDO and ended up educating the representative that there was such a thing as an E-LSA that is not an E-AB. ...
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,125
Posted By dbhill916
Thumbs up two silver linings

thanks all, for the input. I was hoping for a "duh!" type of oversight, but it appears that I simply need to drill off the hinges, re-fit the cowls and redo the hinges. I've dealt with worse, so...
Forum: RV-12 04-04-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,125
Posted By dbhill916
Unhappy spinner rubs on cowl

Hi folks,

Looking for something obvious that I'm probably overlooking. I did my first trial fitting of the prop hub last night and it's rubbing up against the cowls. There's also about a 1/4"...
Forum: RV-12 02-14-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 947
Posted By dbhill916
reason for rotating Fuel Block?

Hi all,

I'm on page 46-09 and trying to rotate the fuel block around the compensator tube as called out by step #6 & 7. I've looked ahead in the instructions, but am not able to deduce the...
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