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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 450
Posted By DHeal
Airhound --...

Airhound -- https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/n-2016-12-14/ -- for "AOA Quick-Release" info.
Forum: RV-10 02-09-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,146
Posted By DHeal
I prefer to not hang my headsets in the sun...

I prefer to not hang my headsets in the sun (e.g., on a rollover bar hook). They can get too hot to wear initially and its hard on the electronics and materials. Somewhere in the shaded footwells...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-09-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By DHeal
I am also a proponent of whistle-stop/breather...

I am also a proponent of whistle-stop/breather holes in breather tubes -- particularly in cold climates. A plug of ice anywhere inside the tube can lead to a blown crankshaft seal and rapid loss of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,314
Posted By DHeal
The Power Outlet on the Skyview version of the...

The Power Outlet on the Skyview version of the RV-12 is fused via a 5 amp fuse located on the instrument panel-mounted AV-50001 Switch and Fuse Module. You can find out how your specific RV-12 is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,014
Posted By DHeal
Bummer, my older Apple computer doesn't display...

Bummer, my older Apple computer doesn't display the intro page icons on the new Van's website -- it just shows the generic "photo box". Same issue sporadically throughout the site. Some photos show...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 497
Posted By DHeal
Be sure to use a thumb drive of the appropriate...

Be sure to use a thumb drive of the appropriate type and capacity. The basic Dynon monthly data update is pretty basic -- I believe that a suitable thumb drive is included with the Dynon Skyview...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-28-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,259
Posted By DHeal
Have you checked for any "parasitic current"...

Have you checked for any "parasitic current" drains that might be discharging your battery prematurely? Many useful videos in this regard on YouTube -- see: "parasitic current draw test".
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Posted By DHeal
You will likely find it very beneficial to your...

You will likely find it very beneficial to your maintenance efforts to acquire a set of digital plans from Van's for your version of the RV-12 -- this assumes that the previous owner did not provide...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By DHeal
A big magnet on a stick to pick up all of those...

A big magnet on a stick to pick up all of those errant pop rivet mandrels rolling around on the floor. :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,449
Posted By DHeal
Have you looked at the pictures and instructions...

Have you looked at the pictures and instructions in the applicable SB? It appears your gusset plate is installed in the wrong...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,314
Posted By DHeal
BTW, when I received the factory trim tab plate...

BTW, when I received the factory trim tab plate it was pre-bent. When installed it perfectly centered the ball and there was no need to tweak it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,449
Posted By DHeal
If you look at the two pictures in the above...

If you look at the two pictures in the above posts, note that the inboard longitudinal rivet pattern is parallel to the edge of the gusset in the OP's pix and the reverse orientation in the #2 pix. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,160
Posted By DHeal
A little tip: Before you remove the two...

A little tip: Before you remove the two fiberglass rear fairings, temporarily position the four (two upper and two lower) small reinforcement plates so that you can mark the portions of the fairings...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By DHeal
The classic way to remove the piston is to...

The classic way to remove the piston is to carefully blow air (or fluid) into the brake line fitting on the caliper assembly. Be careful that you don't over-pressurize the piston thus turning it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,459
Posted By DHeal
The carb bowls are continually vented to the...

The carb bowls are continually vented to the atmosphere via the short clear plastic vent tubes. I suspect that the fuel pressure has nothing to do with sinking floats.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-06-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,988
Posted By DHeal
https://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ide...

https://www.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/store.cgi?ident=1546803305-68-15&browse=airframe&product=12-canopy-seal

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-12/RV-12_34.pdf
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-26-2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,197
Posted By DHeal
Just a couple of drops of gas a couple of times a...

Just a couple of drops of gas a couple of times a year seems to keep my caps happy. EZ Lube, etc. is just too sticky for this use.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,569
Posted By DHeal
A couple of years ago I sheared the pitch shear...

A couple of years ago I sheared the pitch shear screw in my RV-12. This was due to my over-enthusiastic movement of the stabilator during a period of aerial messing about. The shear screw is easily...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,958
Posted By DHeal
If you have the standard MATCO main wheels on...

If you have the standard MATCO main wheels on your RV-12 they should not spin freely. MATCO specifies a certain bearing pre-load and drag for their wheel bearing assemblies. This is all explained...
Forum: Northeast 12-08-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By DHeal
All you need is a "rivet shaver bit" for your...

All you need is a "rivet shaver bit" for your micro-stop -- such a bit is not that expensive (aircraft cost-wise ;)) and is a useful tool to have in your aircraft building toolbox.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,485
Posted By DHeal
How about restocking the missing "RV-12" decals...

How about restocking the missing "RV-12" decals in BLACK in 6" and 12" sizes. They have been unavailable for several years. Could use some "RV-12" hats as well.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,564
Posted By DHeal
Your first trouble-shooting action should be to...

Your first trouble-shooting action should be to check all grounds including the primary engine-to-airframe ground -- especially if multiple gauges are involved. Even if the grounds externally look...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-27-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,441
Posted By DHeal
I have been using 107,510 as my K-factor for the...

I have been using 107,510 as my K-factor for the past 300+ hours. This value tracks well with my actual fuel use. My flights typically average about one hour in length -- if you take many multi-hour...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-26-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By DHeal
Here is a great description of the Corona fuel...

Here is a great description of the Corona fuel pump and the plunger shaft seal (Garlock-style?):
https://electricmotorglider.com/2018/09/21/fuel_pump_912/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-26-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By DHeal
It seems that the new-style Corona mechanical...

It seems that the new-style Corona mechanical fuel pumps may weep a bit of oil out through the pump drain during normal operation. A small quantity of oil apparently seeps past the rubber oil seal...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-26-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By DHeal
You can find a generic copy of the PAP for the...

You can find a generic copy of the PAP for the RV-12 at:
http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-12/RV-12_PAP.pdf
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,340
Posted By DHeal
Dare I suggest that you do the repairs yourself? ...

Dare I suggest that you do the repairs yourself? The wing kits go together very quickly and the canopy is not all that difficult to accomplish -- building is part of the experience! I gather that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,633
Posted By DHeal
The RV-12 is a terrific kit and a terrific...

The RV-12 is a terrific kit and a terrific airplane. The nascent S-21 looks very appealing and RANS is a long-time premier kit company. I suspect you will be happy with either one. Be brutally...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,285
Posted By DHeal
See: ...

See: https://legacy.rotaxowner.com/si_tb_info/serviceletter/sl-912-016-r1.pdf

That is ROTAX's Service Letter SL-912-016R1.

Section 3.1.3 pertains to MP and appropriate operating limits.
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-29-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,516
Posted By DHeal
One assumes that you have also installed the...

One assumes that you have also installed the automatic thermostatically-controlled heater/cooler coils inside the cup holders.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,946
Posted By DHeal
I too am in the "anti-trickle charger" crowd. ...

I too am in the "anti-trickle charger" crowd. Trickle-chargers have their place but not IMHO on an Odyssey battery -- I think they can do more harm than good. Of course, the best charger is to fly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-27-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,050
Posted By DHeal
What kind of fuel were you using? 100LL? Auto...

What kind of fuel were you using? 100LL? Auto 91 with 10% ethanol? Auto 91 without ethanol?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-23-2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,482
Posted By DHeal
Try this link: ...

Try this link:

https://cafe.foundation/v2/main_home.php

or GOOGLE: Cafe Foundation
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-23-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,482
Posted By DHeal
Some info for your...

Some info for your consideration:

https://cafe.foundation/v2/pdf_cafe_reports/Fuel%20Handling%20Safety.pdf

Also, I have found the Mr. Funnel fuel funnel to be difficult to use due to the angle of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 16,050
Posted By DHeal
Great stuff Mike! Thanks!!

Great stuff Mike! Thanks!!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-13-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By DHeal
How about this video? ...

How about this video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RcjEd7lR4Q
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-13-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,233
Posted By DHeal
Many years ago, the Lyc O-360 in our Archer had a...

Many years ago, the Lyc O-360 in our Archer had a wrist pin wear issue on one cylinder. When we removed the primary oil screen for inspection during the Annual, we observed dozens of very small,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,495
Posted By DHeal
FYI -- data points (all weights are new / dry /...

FYI -- data points (all weights are new / dry / fresh out of the box):

-- Old-Style ROTAX #861-184 floats = 2.8 grams each
-- New-Style ROTAX #861-188 floats = 3.2 grams each
-- MS 80-430 floats...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-06-2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,291
Posted By DHeal
Make sure that when your CHOKE ("Starting Carb"...

Make sure that when your CHOKE ("Starting Carb" in ROTAX parlance) is in the OFF position that the choke lever arms are resting solidly against their stops and there is a wee bit of equal slack in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-30-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 722
Posted By DHeal
Look through the appropriate wiring diagram for...

Look through the appropriate wiring diagram for you RV-12 (See: http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/downloads.htm) and trace where the landing lights/strobe wires are positioned near the RPM sense...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2018, 10:16 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 24,781
Posted By DHeal
Right after I sent my double-cracked original hub...

Right after I sent my double-cracked original hub cover to Sensenich they sent me (and I paid for) the newer "D1" hub cover. The D1 cover looks somewhat the same as the original cover but is thicker...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,495
Posted By DHeal
In my experience: Slight smell of fuel in the...

In my experience: Slight smell of fuel in the cockpit during climb, drip or two of fuel from carb vent tube onto pan, and perhaps a slightly rough idle.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,446
Posted By DHeal
How about this: ...

How about this:

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-12/RV-12_46.pdf

Pages 46-19 to 46-21
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By DHeal
I like to leave the oil inspection door open to...

I like to leave the oil inspection door open to facilitate the removal of residual heat from the engine compartment after a flight. I have read that engine heat emissions increase somewhat after...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,495
Posted By DHeal
Per mark@msacarbs.com: "You are correct there...

Per mark@msacarbs.com:

"You are correct there are 2 floats included in the MS80-430 float kit."
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-09-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,788
Posted By DHeal
Your video links looks great!

Your video links looks great!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,529
Posted By DHeal
It is my understanding that being listed as a...

It is my understanding that being listed as a Named Pilot or Additional Pilot does not afford the NP or AP any guaranteed level of coverage -- it only serves to protect the Insured. If the NP or AP...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,495
Posted By DHeal
I sent a note to MS asking if this price was for...

I sent a note to MS asking if this price was for a "pair". We'll see.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,495
Posted By DHeal
New Marvel Schebler MS80-430 Floats

If you, like me, have a collection of sunken Bing carb floats from your ROTAX 912, this alternative may be something to consider:

https://msacarbs.com/news/rotax_bing_float/
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,648
Posted By DHeal
OK, we've covered the "sweat" issue. Now, how...

OK, we've covered the "sweat" issue. Now, how about the "blood" and "tears" aspect?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,257
Posted By DHeal
Your prop pitch adjustment will be much easier...

Your prop pitch adjustment will be much easier and far more accurate if you use an electronic level to set your pitch angles. There is much written here in this RV-12 forum regarding the appropriate...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,200
Posted By DHeal
IMHO, wait until the last possible convenient...

IMHO, wait until the last possible convenient time to join the tail cone and fuselage together -- even at the hangar if that suits your space/transportation needs. I did as John above did -- I...
Forum: Interiors 08-26-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,141
Posted By DHeal
Flammabiity? Just sayin'....

Flammabiity? Just sayin'....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-26-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,976
Posted By DHeal
FWIW, here is what I am doing to address dynamic...

FWIW, here is what I am doing to address dynamic lateral trim on my RV-12:

1. Ensure that the aircraft is properly rigged i/a/w Van's plans -- Done.

2. Bias the lateral trim using squeezed TE...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By DHeal
I purchased some black plastic end-plugs that fit...

I purchased some black plastic end-plugs that fit the RV-12 step ends perfectly. See my old VAF forum entry below:

If you want to fill those somewhat unsightly tooling holes on your RV-12's wing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,060
Posted By DHeal
I have drilled a series of closely-spaced small...

I have drilled a series of closely-spaced small holes (@ 1/16" dia.) along the interior of the planned hole and then used small files to work the rough edge up to the finished configuration. You'll...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By DHeal
It is my understanding that the warm air within...

It is my understanding that the warm air within the cowling is an important factor in reducing the potential for carb icing within the two CV carbs. Since there is no additional "carb heat"...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 24,781
Posted By DHeal
Jack -- The Rev D1 cover looks like it will work...

Jack -- The Rev D1 cover looks like it will work fine for me -- an easy fix. Check your PMs. -- David

ps -- I assume you have seen Sensenich's FAQ document for their SB -- it answers many...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-27-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 24,781
Posted By DHeal
Jack asked: "Has anybody found a crack (apart...

Jack asked: "Has anybody found a crack (apart from the one that started it all)? Iíve ordered a replacement cover plate to avoid the repetitive inspections."

Yes, my original circa 2013 / 650+ hour...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-17-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,101
Posted By DHeal
I have been using 107,510 as my K-factor for the...

I have been using 107,510 as my K-factor for the past 300+ hours. This value tracks well with my actual fuel use. My flights typically average about one hour in length -- if you take many...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,367
Posted By DHeal
Perhaps you should check the "dry tappet...

Perhaps you should check the "dry tappet clearance" -- an excessively tight valve train on one cylinder was the cause of an intermittent misfire on one of my O-360s.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 24,781
Posted By DHeal
I preface the following by saying that I have not...

I preface the following by saying that I have not yet heard back from Sensenich as to their lab verification of the two "cracks" I believe I found in my black-anodized #2AOR5 hub cover. That being...
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