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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-10-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By JwWright57
yes getting the ADSB-in for sure, you'd have to...

yes getting the ADSB-in for sure, you'd have to be crazy not to in a new installation.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By JwWright57
Thumbs up thanks guys

thanks guys
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 726
Posted By JwWright57
Question What is in the Avionics kit?

I can't find any details on what exactly is in the avionics kit. Does anyone have that? I'm assuming there is a transponder (with adsb-out) but i can't find that stated anywhere.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-06-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By JwWright57
Here is my finish kit time line; Initial kit...

Here is my finish kit time line;

Initial kit lead time 12 weeks (which I planned for)

called about week 13 since i had heard absolutely nothing and was given another 5 weeks due to back ordered...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-06-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By JwWright57
Angry Finish kit wait times

Anyone else having issues getting all the pieces for the finish kit? I ordered mine July 5th and AM STILL WAITING for some pieces! It's getting ridiculous. I called Vans today (they never seem to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,186
Posted By JwWright57
Beautiful Carl!

Beautiful Carl!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,171
Posted By JwWright57
---Another decision is one screen or two? For all...

---Another decision is one screen or two? For all of you two screen'ers what do you have on each screen? Is the right screen easily reachable from the left seat? Easy to see for some older...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,171
Posted By JwWright57
Hey Jerre, i'm at the same point in my 12 build....

Hey Jerre, i'm at the same point in my 12 build. One thing I noticed is the different types of weather data available. I believe only Garmin has the XM weather (lol not sure if that is a thing or...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-09-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,070
Posted By JwWright57
Tom, I can't imagine what you must be going...

Tom,
I can't imagine what you must be going through. I'm very sorry for Suzanne's loss.

Remember all the good times and keep them close.

May she rest in peace.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-05-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,522
Posted By JwWright57
Yeah I think everyone has a story about deburring...

Yeah I think everyone has a story about deburring wing ribs. It took me FOREVER on my 12 to do all the ribs. I ended up using sandpaper, deburring tool, Big Scotchbrite wheel on the long edges and a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-05-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By JwWright57
You can construct the 12 in this order; Emp...

You can construct the 12 in this order;

Emp Kit
Fuse kit
wing kit
finish kit

Part of the finish kit is the final assembly so you would want the wings done first.

FYI I followed Vans directions and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-25-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,148
Posted By JwWright57
+1 for the EAA sheet metal class. That was my...

+1 for the EAA sheet metal class. That was my reality-check to see if this was something I really wanted to do. The class was two days about 7 hours a day.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-25-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By JwWright57
The fit of mine was similar. I re-clecoed from...

The fit of mine was similar. I re-clecoed from the middle out and it helped a little.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,018
Posted By JwWright57
One big factor that no one has mentioned is the...

One big factor that no one has mentioned is the rivets. The Rv-12 uses pull rivets while all the other RVs use solid rivets. So the Rv-12 is easily built by one person while the other Rvs frequently...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-09-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,891
Posted By JwWright57
thanks for the replies Scott your input is always...

thanks for the replies Scott your input is always appreciated.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,380
Posted By JwWright57
How about some pictures Jim?

How about some pictures Jim?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By JwWright57
Good suggestion John

Good suggestion John
Forum: California 09-05-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,894
Posted By JwWright57
Thumbs up That's a good deed Brian! If I was closer i'd...

That's a good deed Brian! If I was closer i'd consider it but am WAY more than one hour away lol
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,745
Posted By JwWright57
If you go the Rust-Oleum hammered finish get the...

If you go the Rust-Oleum hammered finish get the "Forged finish" cans. They are a few bucks more but the results are way better. I started with the "hammered" and the cans spray was very blotchy, the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,300
Posted By JwWright57
Leather or Fabric seats?

hi all - i'm going through my order for the interior bits and am undecided about leather vs fabric seats.

What did you pick? Any feedback would be great. (definitely getting the Confor-foam Upgrade)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,945
Posted By JwWright57
All I can say is..... WOW 40K!!!! That's just...

All I can say is..... WOW 40K!!!! That's just crazy.
Forum: Southeast 08-19-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By JwWright57
I'm building an RV-12 (also in 309). Give me a...

I'm building an RV-12 (also in 309). Give me a buzz if you are interested in LSA
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By JwWright57
FYI the prebent longerons are close but will need...

FYI the prebent longerons are close but will need tweaks for final fit. Also, take it slow and don't over compensate. Ask me how I know this lol!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By JwWright57
Bob_Y I was thinking about marking some in place,...

Bob_Y I was thinking about marking some in place, but wondered about the how the flare would affect the final length. I'll have to experiment with some I would expect the flare to slightly shorten...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-08-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By JwWright57
Tips on creating the fuel lines

hi all - any good tips on creating the fuel lines? I bought the prefab ones from aircraft specialty (they look great) and just need to do the other 4 or so.

It's difficult to get the Vans tubing...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-20-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,849
Posted By JwWright57
+Don Hull Can't say it more heartfelt than that....

+Don Hull

Can't say it more heartfelt than that. I can tell by your post that your Dad knew he was loved, really can't ask for more than that. RIP
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,885
Posted By JwWright57
thanks guys!

thanks guys!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,885
Posted By JwWright57
Fuel tubing flare tool

Hi all - QQ it seems like i'll need to flare some fuel lines in the AC (once the line has been pushed though the bushings) instead of creating them on a bench and then putting them in. I'm at the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 724
Posted By JwWright57
Fuel line flaring tool

hi all QQ, looking at the plans it seems like some of the fuel line flares will need to be done in a small space (after the lines are fed through the bushings). What flare tool would be good for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By JwWright57
originally i was going to have it painted along...

originally i was going to have it painted along with the exterior but now i'm leaning towards painting it the same as the interior.

Thx for all the replies
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By JwWright57
Canopy deck painting

hey QQ - what color are you painting the canopy deck? The same as the interior? Or the same as the exterior? It seems like it could go either way....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,837
Posted By JwWright57
Thx rcarsey. I had the same question and was...

Thx rcarsey. I had the same question and was going through the flightline pictures to try and figure out what needed painting. You video was very timely!

:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,446
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks, Jeff. Did the top of the longeron stay...

Thanks, Jeff. Did the top of the longeron stay flat when you opened it with a socket and then made the twist? I chuckled at the note to use a metric crescent wrench!

The longeron definitely doesn't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,446
Posted By JwWright57
Mark - i never got to that part. I messed up the...

Mark - i never got to that part. I messed up the curve so bad (extreme twist) that i stopped there. When you open up the end a twist of 1/2 the open angle is needed. that should be easy to do. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,446
Posted By JwWright57
Yes, Mark that is the step to take and how I...

Yes, Mark that is the step to take and how I found they didn't match.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-01-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,446
Posted By JwWright57
Brandon - if you do, take it very easy on...

Brandon - if you do, take it very easy on changing the curve. I used way too much force initially, you really don't need that much. Creep up on it very slowly.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-01-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By JwWright57
Red face NPT fittings

What a great forum! I read all the old posts on NPT fittings, followed the suggestions and BAM everything seems ok. I never would have imagined that you can tighten them down so much OR that you can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,446
Posted By JwWright57
spoke to Vans

FYI I spoke to Vans yesterday and they checked some longerons on the shelf and they all seemed to be off a bit (around 1/4" on the curve). The expectation is that you can cleco/drill them as you go...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By JwWright57
Question Elbow too tight in brake master cylinder

Hi all - I've been working on the rudder pedal assembly and hit a snag. I have all the brass elbows in the brake master cylinders except for one set (of course the VERY last one). I can only get the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,446
Posted By JwWright57
Angry Pre-bent Longerons

it was a fun Sunday......starting on the fuse sides...matching the door sills to the longerons...right one was perfect, left one...what the heck? The curve was significantly wrong, didn't line up at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,659
Posted By JwWright57
Thx Dave. Don't really know. I had to replace one...

Thx Dave. Don't really know. I had to replace one the the wing skins (one of the big ones) and also had to remove most of the rivets on the joining piece where they fit together.

I'm at the "attach...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,659
Posted By JwWright57
Thumbs up Thx Bob_Y, that's a huge difference. Vans them...

Thx Bob_Y, that's a huge difference. Vans them for 8 cents vs 2 cents at blind rivet supply
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,659
Posted By JwWright57
John - I've had to ream maybe 50% of the holes in...

John - I've had to ream maybe 50% of the holes in my kit, the LP4-3s were pretty snug so i'm used to that ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,659
Posted By JwWright57
Best place for LP4-3 rivets

It looks like I'm going to need some more LP4-3 rivets, where is the best place to get those? Vans? Or somewhere else? My big box of rivets came from a wholesaler here in NC but I don't think they...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-22-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,873
Posted By JwWright57
Thumbs up thanks for sharing Rudi

thanks for sharing Rudi
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By JwWright57
Install rudder pedals before side skins?

Hi all - it seems like it would be easier to install the rudder pedals before putting on the fuse side skins. However, the pedals are further down the build chain. Do the side skins HAVE to be put on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,955
Posted By JwWright57
Thumbs up joggle

This forum is amazing and somewhat mysterious! I had to google Joggle! I had no idea there was another tool that I just have to have LOL
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,338
Posted By JwWright57
$12 shipping on a $42 quart of fuel tank sealant....

$12 shipping on a $42 quart of fuel tank sealant. I feel your pain. :eek:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-26-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,130
Posted By JwWright57
I never really had a problem removing rivets the...

I never really had a problem removing rivets the old fashioned way... drill.

Ed - the big difference with the pull vs solid rivets is that every so often you will hit the mandrel thats still in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,130
Posted By JwWright57
more tools

Ed - for removing rivets I've found these two tools are a real time and mistake saver

Rivet Removal...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By JwWright57
lol thanks Scott that's the one place I didn't...

lol thanks Scott that's the one place I didn't think of looking. DUH!!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 593
Posted By JwWright57
Question Fuel tank fittings

I'm getting ready to install the tank fittings and have a simple question. Looking at VA-265 and FLF-00017 (page 26IS/U-07) shouldn't there be some kind of sealant on the threads? Like Teflon tape or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,130
Posted By JwWright57
Will need more dies than the tool set recommends

Ed - you'll also need a 120 degree dimple die for the CS4-4 rivets (flush pull rivets) and another set for size 6 screws. They might not be in the list of tools to get.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2019, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,094
Posted By JwWright57
Thumbs up Congrats John, nice milestone

Congrats John, nice milestone
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By JwWright57
Thx David, sage advice

Thx David, sage advice
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,139
Posted By JwWright57
12iS fuel tank gotchas

Hi all - i'm getting ready to proseal the 12iS fuel tank, are there any tips/tricks to getting this right the first time?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2019, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,113
Posted By JwWright57
ROY2501 Unlike the '9 there are very few holes...

ROY2501

Unlike the '9 there are very few holes you will need to drill to the correct size. I'm about half way through the fuse kit and maybe i've had to really drill just a few dozen holes to size....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By JwWright57
Thx David. Have you gotten to the steps where...

Thx David. Have you gotten to the steps where they are installed? Since the parts are mirror images of each other I assumed they would fit together. But when I got to that part of the assembly they...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By JwWright57
Jerre - it's on page 21iS/U-17

Jerre - it's on page 21iS/U-17
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By JwWright57
What's with the angles on F-01236?

The plans have you cut F-01236 in a few different ways (basically making mirror images of each other). I thought they would fit together but after assembling the step floors I noticed they were not...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-21-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,873
Posted By JwWright57
Sandra -you have a wonderful way with words, you...

Sandra -you have a wonderful way with words, you missed your calling
Forum: Tools 02-16-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By JwWright57
thx Jacoby

thx Jacoby
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