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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,166
Posted By Piper J3
Were they blue color or black color?

Were they blue color or black color?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,791
Posted By Piper J3
Dale Just for a data point... do you preheat...

Dale

Just for a data point... do you preheat engine in the winter?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,791
Posted By Piper J3
No, if you're building experimental airplane,...

No, if you're building experimental airplane, then only Annual Condition Inspection is required. 100 hour inspection is not required.

Also, if you're building your RV-12 as E-LSA (not EAB), then...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2019, 08:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,791
Posted By Piper J3
No, you won't be required to do other than Annual...

No, you won't be required to do other than Annual Condition Inspection for experimental airplane. 100 hour inspection is required for certified aircraft being used for commercial purpose...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,166
Posted By Piper J3
Are you talking about Bing or MS?

Are you talking about Bing or MS?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,166
Posted By Piper J3
Dave Are you waiting for Bing floats? I think...

Dave

Are you waiting for Bing floats?

I think if/when I have to replace my floats I will switch to Marvel-Schebler MS80-430 Blue Epoxy Float. I say this with a little trepidation because I have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2019, 02:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,830
Posted By Piper J3
For a while there I thought this discussion was...

For a while there I thought this discussion was going to reveal the secret of the dreaded "downwind turn"... :eek:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By Piper J3
I think this is the tow bar I purchased from...

I think this is the tow bar I purchased from Aircraft Spruce for ground ops at the hanger.

You will need to re-arc the legs so the don't rub on the wheel fairing... ...
Forum: ADS-B 02-14-2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,122
Posted By Piper J3
I fly off of a private grass strip in northern...

I fly off of a private grass strip in northern Ohio. It's been swamp and I haven't flown since early Nov. Today the field was frozen and temp was 40F. I flew 1.5 hours in Class B for the first...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,791
Posted By Piper J3
Three liters per oil change and almost zero...

Three liters per oil change and almost zero replenishment in 100 hours.

Try not adding oil to a Lycoming... :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,166
Posted By Piper J3
Odds are you'll be fine. My 12 has 400TT and a...

Odds are you'll be fine. My 12 has 400TT and a friend's 12 has 130TT. Both machines running original floats with 93E10...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,166
Posted By Piper J3
I just looked at MS website... Is $125 for...

I just looked at MS website... Is $125 for single float or pair of floats (I hope, I hope)?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By Piper J3
Dave I’m paranoid about the canopy also,...

Dave

I’m paranoid about the canopy also, especially after seeing a YouTube video where aft wind lifts the canopy and flings it into the prop.

I have added a bungee cord fastened to the horizontal...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By Piper J3
I use only the one checklist, it provides best...

I use only the one checklist, it provides best assurance that airplane is configured correctly for initial flight. I do have a list of V speeds which can be quickly referenced - see photo...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,598
Posted By Piper J3
How do you get 5.7 for a wall?

How do you get 5.7 for a wall?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 917
Posted By Piper J3
I made a laminated Before Takeoff Checklist that...

I made a laminated Before Takeoff Checklist that I use religiously. Haven't done anything too stupid yet...

https://i.postimg.cc/htLVPR6H/Screenshot-2019-02-11-13-57-26-832.png...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,598
Posted By Piper J3
^^^^ Excellent ^^^^

^^^^ Excellent ^^^^
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,898
Posted By Piper J3
Heartwarming... Very happy for you and Pie. I...

Heartwarming... Very happy for you and Pie.

I have a 10-year-old granddaughter born with DiGeorge syndrome and Tetralogy of Fallot. Olivia had her first open heart operation at 8 months. A baby’s...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-10-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By Piper J3
Fuel Cap Opener...

This works totally cool. I had been using a wooden popsicle stick to open my fuel cap. $1.50 + $1 shipping from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,119
Posted By Piper J3
Abby at FlightLine Interiors made straps with...

Abby at FlightLine Interiors made straps with snap closure for my RV-12.

https://i.postimg.cc/GtD4GDZB/Screenshot-2019-02-09-16-55-28-806.png (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
Posted By Piper J3
Water Everywhere...

Temperature was 60F on Thursday here in northern Ohio so I went to the hanger to visit the airplane. Very upsetting to see conditions in the hanger. The bed sheet covering the canopy was soaking...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By Piper J3
May not have to overflow to cause your problem. ...

May not have to overflow to cause your problem. In fact, partially filled tank may be more of culprit. As temperature changes, the air in fuel tank expands and contracts causing fuel vapor to exit...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,871
Posted By Piper J3
Thanks Larry. I have contacted Engravers.net and...

Thanks Larry. I have contacted Engravers.net and asked them if they can search their job files for this fuel placard.

I'll post price when I hear back from them...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,166
Posted By Piper J3
Yes, it does...

Yes, it does...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,871
Posted By Piper J3
Can you reference job or invoice # so I can...

Can you reference job or invoice # so I can contact them and not have to re-invent the wheel... so to speak?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,871
Posted By Piper J3
[QUOTE=skydiverlv;1322643]Calibrated at same time...

[QUOTE=skydiverlv;1322643]Calibrated at same time of Dynon calibration. The float arm was adjusted to provide accurate low level indication. I can quickly cross check Dynon and time in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,871
Posted By Piper J3
Dale Why can't you see the Moeller gage in...

Dale

Why can't you see the Moeller gage in flight? A glance over your right shoulder should be all that's necessary.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,871
Posted By Piper J3
I guess I don’t understand why so much concern...

I guess I don’t understand why so much concern about exact fuel gage readings, or for that matter, differences in fuel burn rates. The gages we have… Moeller, digital EMS, and old sight gage on the...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 02-05-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By Piper J3
Is aluminum spelled like it sounds in England?

Is aluminum spelled like it sounds in England?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,314
Posted By Piper J3
Original power outlet is always powered...

Original power outlet is always powered independent of master switch. Therefore, if you install USB outlet, you will have constant drain of about 10 mAh even with nothing plugged in. I have my mini...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,871
Posted By Piper J3
As Scott said, the prop is over-pitched. Full...

As Scott said, the prop is over-pitched. Full throttle in level flight should easily red line at 5500+ RPM. When pitched correctly ~ 115 kts at 5400 PRM is the norm with throttle pulled about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,871
Posted By Piper J3
Round dowel rod will work fine. Needs to sneak...

Round dowel rod will work fine. Needs to sneak around the fuel return line that points up at the base of the filler neck.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,459
Posted By Piper J3
Vapor Lock

I read Kathryn’s Report for continuing safety education. An accident in 2015 in California involved a Czech built LSA with Rotax 912ULS engine. The NTSB said the cause of the accident was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,445
Posted By Piper J3
Are you really flying around are 4200 RPM? Look...

Are you really flying around are 4200 RPM?

Look here for fuel burn rate... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1233855&postcount=34
Forum: ADS-B 02-01-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,122
Posted By Piper J3
Thanks Paul...

Thanks Paul...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 746
Posted By Piper J3
To be perfectly honest... I fly my legacy 12 and...

To be perfectly honest... I fly my legacy 12 and also a newer 12 with dual HDX and AOA. The chirping from the AOA is enough to drive you crazy. And when coupled with the stall warning on landing -...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,735
Posted By Piper J3
I don’t agree with your assertion that prop gets...

I don’t agree with your assertion that prop gets “feathered” when engine is throttled back for landing.

A wind milling fixed-pitch prop creates a lot of drag. When the engine is throttled back...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-28-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By Piper J3
Sent you email today. Friend has both 0320 and...

Sent you email today. Friend has both 0320 and 0360 0SMOH for sale in Grafton, OH (30 miles s. of CLE).
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 323
Posted By Piper J3
Nice pic. Works great...

Nice pic. Works great...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By Piper J3
I pop mine out of the holder and tuck it under...

I pop mine out of the holder and tuck it under the seat cushion. Also leave the canopy in the open taxi position if security is not a problem. iPad ready to go even after lengthy pancake...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By Piper J3
I have D-180 but I believe Skyview will allow...

I have D-180 but I believe Skyview will allow same mounting. I’m able to cover up some of the INOP panel switches not being used – no lights or AP. Heavy gage aluminum angle bracket is attached to...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-24-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 32,788
Posted By Piper J3
I'm following this thread with great interest. ...

I'm following this thread with great interest. Thanks...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 19,412
Posted By Piper J3
For new engine first start, or when opening /...

For new engine first start, or when opening / replacing oil hose hoses – follow Rotax/Vans instructions.

For oil change…


Warm engine
Remove cowling
Burb engine several times to get all oil from...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-22-2019, 06:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,676
Posted By Piper J3
Nord-Lock is used on my Sensenich...

Nord-Lock is used on my Sensenich ground-adjustable prop on RV-12.

Perfect application...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By Piper J3
Possible wiring connector needs cleaning or EGT...

Possible wiring connector needs cleaning or EGT thermocouple is bad. I had both issues. Replaced thermocouple at ~ 100TT.

EGT, Hose Clamp, 0.75-1.25", Rotax SKU: #100405-001 $46.89. Bought...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 440,372
Posted By Piper J3
https://i.postimg.cc/0QF0mTGr/IMG-3215.jpg...

https://i.postimg.cc/0QF0mTGr/IMG-3215.jpg (https://postimg.cc/PpbDnFRk)
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https://i.postimg.cc/yYqTNzYb/IMG-3231.jpg (https://postimg.cc/jCXf8mfH)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-20-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 691
Posted By Piper J3
Thanks for the update...

Thanks for the update...
Forum: ADS-B 01-20-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,122
Posted By Piper J3
What are you displaying traffic on? iPad running...

What are you displaying traffic on? iPad running ForeFlight?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,449
Posted By Piper J3
Try it this way... ...

Try it this way...

https://i.postimg.cc/brvFCwxN/Screenshot-2019-01-20-16-21-05-969.png (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,314
Posted By Piper J3
When you fly the plane and determine that rudder...

When you fly the plane and determine that rudder trim is necessary to center-the-ball you will add the triangular metal tab to the trailing edge of the rudder. This will aerodynamically bias the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,861
Posted By Piper J3
Correct ^^^^

Correct ^^^^
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,861
Posted By Piper J3
I was asking about “Premium” brake rotors in...

I was asking about “Premium” brake rotors in above post.

I have decided to buy a new set of Matco rotors and have them hard chrome plated. I contacted Master Chrome in Cleveland, OH. They hard...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By Piper J3
I contacted Master Chrome in Cleveland, OH. They...

I contacted Master Chrome in Cleveland, OH. They hard chrome aircraft brake rotors for Parker Aerospace.

I will send them two new Matco rotors and they will do the following:


Strip yellow zinc...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By Piper J3
Hard Chrome Plate Matco Brake Rotor...

Has anyone hard chrome plated Matco brake rotors?

Cleveland Wheels I believe has option for steel, stainless steel, and chrome...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,339
Posted By Piper J3
Very nice... Just a suggestion... put EFIS/Nav...

Very nice...

Just a suggestion... put EFIS/Nav on left screen and EMS/EFIS on right screen. I've been flying with this setup on dual HDX in my friend's 12 and like it a lot.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,861
Posted By Piper J3
Can someone identify the "premium" rotor disk so...

Can someone identify the "premium" rotor disk so legacy guys can investigate? Maybe hard-chrome plated?

Cleveland brakes give you choice of rotor disk material...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,160
Posted By Piper J3
There are companies that make custom paint spray...

There are companies that make custom paint spray cans for almost any type of paint. Search the web.
Try here... https://spectrumpaint.com/customspraypaint/
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-09-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 29,294
Posted By Piper J3
I used to use TinyPic for embedding image in VAF....

I used to use TinyPic for embedding image in VAF. Now I use postimages.org. Much easier to use. Two simple screens…

https://i.postimg.cc/DfWCnv9Q/Screenshot-2019-01-09-11-50-26-881.png...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,605
Posted By Piper J3
Here are a few data points… Shoot for 5100/5200...

Here are a few data points…

Shoot for 5100/5200 RPM in initial climb. My field elevation is 800MSL.

One person w/ half fuel = 1100+ FPM initial climb.

Prop pitched per above should yield 110...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,459
Posted By Piper J3
What Scott says in post #23 above regarding vapor...

What Scott says in post #23 above regarding vapor lock may be contributing factor in Nov 17, 2018 RV-12 accident in Florida… ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,459
Posted By Piper J3
The float bowls are vented to atmosphere with a...

The float bowls are vented to atmosphere with a small clear plastic vent tube. Fuel pump pressure is not "seen" by the floats...

DHeal and I typed at same time :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,459
Posted By Piper J3
Why not just raise the upper alarm limit and let...

Why not just raise the upper alarm limit and let the pump run all the time? I'd rather have fuel pressure/fuel flow slightly above spec rather than no fuel flow because mechanical pump failed and...
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