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Forum: RV-7/7A 10-31-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By fr0gpil0t
Building a RV-12 I have a box of nearly 12,000...

Building a RV-12 I have a box of nearly 12,000 how many do you need. CS is the countersunk version.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,865
Posted By fr0gpil0t
Smile Ok we have a meeting place - big thank you to...

Ok we have a meeting place - big thank you to Greg from Vans Aircraft for getting this set up.

Forum Stage 6 starting at 4pm Monday 7/22 for the RV-12 group meeting !!!


I will post on the RV-12...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-11-2019, 10:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,865
Posted By fr0gpil0t
I'm working on getting a location we go to after...

I'm working on getting a location we go to after the RV-12is forum finishes. Standby.

Robert
Forum: West (and Southwest) 07-09-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 828
Posted By fr0gpil0t
It's a few years since I was based at KDVT but...

It's a few years since I was based at KDVT but there always used to be a bunch of open shade hangars - worth a quick call to the airport office. Pretty much all the hangars and shades are owned by...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,865
Posted By fr0gpil0t
I like the idea of meeting at 4.00pm after the...

I like the idea of meeting at 4.00pm after the RV-12is talk - unfortunately there is another forum at 4.00pm in that venue. But if we de-camp close by it will be a good chance for everyone to share...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2019, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,865
Posted By fr0gpil0t
RV-12 Oshkosh 2019 Meet up ?

A small group of RV-12 builders met up last year and I was thinking of organizing something similar this year for Wed 24th July. Respond here if you are interested - Scott from Vans is helping me...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,337
Posted By fr0gpil0t
Scott, First off sorry for morphing the thread....

Scott,

First off sorry for morphing the thread. Coincidentally this thread came up when I was just starting work on installing the "pockets" for the stub spar. I thought it would be helpful for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,337
Posted By fr0gpil0t
I'm just at this point in the fuselage build. I'm...

I'm just at this point in the fuselage build. I'm pretty sure I have the orientation right but the fit looks a little weird. I assume just a small amount of clean up to tighten the...
Forum: Midwest 01-18-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,107
Posted By fr0gpil0t
I'm building in Colorado Springs and know of a...

I'm building in Colorado Springs and know of a flying RV-12 out of KFLY - Meadowlake.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,980
Posted By fr0gpil0t
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/X6CPvi11xtmjIfN_...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/X6CPvi11xtmjIfN_pb9-EH6M_kVoEWTj0DOhEOQ3IIBExdk9_7bt7-fq6NubwXR_CdCFN7OaqCk-qpacialXTB79McCCH4lYIhXgdGC2uQbAV0VuN7hOnHM52M10eGoTpqOqvPhZGIyfbp1D5zqcElHr2hm_siV43yN33i...
Forum: International 08-07-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,878
Posted By fr0gpil0t
Check...

Check

https://www.gov.uk/tax-on-shopping/taxfree-shopping

Unfortunately it doesn't look like you can re-claim the VAT when you leave.

I moved to the USA nearly 20 years ago and took pleasure in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,792
Posted By fr0gpil0t
Angry Pneumatic riveter setup

I cleaned out my HF pneumatic riveter and can't seem to get it setup right. It rivets fine but it seems to flattening the face of the rivet. As though it's pulling the rivet too hard or if the stroke...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-07-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,834
Posted By fr0gpil0t
Wed at noon it is - I will bring name tags and a...

Wed at noon it is - I will bring name tags and a sharpie.

Robert
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-03-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,834
Posted By fr0gpil0t
As I suggested the idea I'm happy to do the leg...

As I suggested the idea I'm happy to do the leg work to pull this together but need a bit of guidance.

What was done in the past - do we just pick a place gather, do we have to reserve an area, do...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,834
Posted By fr0gpil0t
Any interest in an RV-12 builders gathering at OSH

Anyone interested in getting together - Tuesday or Wed ?

Would be good to hear from the guys working on the RV12iS builds.

Robert
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,680
Posted By fr0gpil0t
Scott - thanks for your response your explanation...

Scott - thanks for your response your explanation makes sense.

A follow up question - is there a process Vans would like builders to report plans problems. For example I found 3 or 4 errors around...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,680
Posted By fr0gpil0t
Unfortunately this page is not updated - I know...

Unfortunately this page is not updated - I know that as I have some later wing paper plans with different revisions.


Robert
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,680
Posted By fr0gpil0t
Talking Where are the latest RV-12 plans ?

The back story - working on the wing kit and adding the wings skins. I could have sworn that I had read somewhere I needed to dimple the ribs which are used to form the wing walk because the skin and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-26-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By fr0gpil0t
Been reading further ahead. It looks like only...

Been reading further ahead. It looks like only one nut plate is needed on the inboard rib - as a grounding point for the electrical connector. The connector itself is mounted using two...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-26-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,318
Posted By fr0gpil0t
Seems like a pretty fair price - will definitely...

Seems like a pretty fair price - will definitely be ordering it
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By fr0gpil0t
It doesn't say that on Revision 1 of the plans...

It doesn't say that on Revision 1 of the plans 3/30/15

"Step 9: Select one each of the W-1208-L Nose Ribs and W-1208-R Nose Ribs with the aft and forward trimmed flanges. Dimple the rivet hole...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By fr0gpil0t
Question Wing Rib - nut plate help needed

Ok I'm having a brain freeze on page 15-02 of the wing assembly manual. Figure 4 and 5 seem to suggest I only install one nut plate per rib.

However reading ahead (dangerous I know). On page 15-05...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2017, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,996
Posted By fr0gpil0t
A little off topic - I used an IA for a few...

A little off topic - I used an IA for a few years, who had a little bit of anti-government attitude. He used to switch a couple of digits every time he signed a log book for an inspection - so it was...
Forum: RV-10 08-28-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 25,736
Posted By fr0gpil0t
I was an early Cirrus owner - and the initial...

I was an early Cirrus owner - and the initial advice was mid-air, failure etc. pull the chute. In fact I think the first pull was after maintenance and the aileron was not fully attached.

What...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,408
Posted By fr0gpil0t
The micro molex connector attaches the wire you...

The micro molex connector attaches the wire you are referring to the trim servo. The servo already has a micro molex connector and a cut out in the mounting bracket. The other end of wire has pins...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2017, 02:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,724
Posted By fr0gpil0t
I'm finishing off the tail kit. I agree wings and...

I'm finishing off the tail kit. I agree wings and then fuselage. But wing kits are 20 weeks out and the new fuselage kits 12 weeks. So plan ahead unlike I did ;-)
Forum: Midwest 04-06-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,250
Posted By fr0gpil0t
I'm building an RV-12 in North Colorado Springs -...

I'm building an RV-12 in North Colorado Springs - bought a hangar today at KFLY. Available for rental if anyone is interested - as it will be years before my RV-12 is ready.


Robert
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2017, 05:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,212
Posted By fr0gpil0t
I can't get past the wooden floor in your shop to...

I can't get past the wooden floor in your shop to even seen the rib !!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2017, 05:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,288
Posted By fr0gpil0t
Marring to pop rivets

Would appreciate some advice here. I noticed using a hydraulic rivet puller I was getting a lot of marring on the pop rivet head. After grinding the rivet puller nose smooth because the hole was not...
Forum: Tools 03-07-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,123
Posted By fr0gpil0t
As a Brit (and RV-12 builder) living in the USA...

As a Brit (and RV-12 builder) living in the USA I'm always happy to ship items for you when the supplier is charging a stupid international shipping fee. I just changed job otherwise I was in Europe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2016, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,150
Posted By fr0gpil0t
I ordered the ATS pro-squeezer's for Father's...

I ordered the ATS pro-squeezer's for Father's Day, every few months I get a mail telling me shipping is delayed. Last time I was told mid-December. It's comical they keep advertising something they...
Forum: GPS 11-03-2016, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,961
Posted By fr0gpil0t
This post would suggest there are two RS-232...

This post would suggest there are two RS-232 ports, so I would put the GDL on one and the GTN on the other.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=135203

Also check the Aera has the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-20-2016, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,884
Posted By fr0gpil0t
Checked in with ATS today - and they are now...

Checked in with ATS today - and they are now quoting a mid-December delivery not bad for a rivet squeezer ordered in June !! Time to look elsewhere unless there is a worldwide shortage of squeezers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2016, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,884
Posted By fr0gpil0t
I think others nailed this. They probably bought...

I think others nailed this. They probably bought a large lot and certainly offered a good price so sold out. Now waiting for the next production run or enough orders to get a similar price.

I've...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-18-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,884
Posted By fr0gpil0t
Question Aircraft Tool Supply - experiences ?

I'm accumulating tools to start an RV build and ordered a rivet squeezer and accessories which ATS promoted as a Father's Day special. (Hey being Father's day seemed like a good excuse to buy tools...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2016, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,583
Posted By fr0gpil0t
Not sure it helps - I did my multi-engine rating...

Not sure it helps - I did my multi-engine rating with Drew out of KAPA 15 years ago. Really nice genuine guy.

Robert
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 874
Posted By fr0gpil0t
RV-12 Builder in Colorado Springs or S. Denver

I'm gearing up to start an RV-12 kit is there a builder in Colorado Springs or the Denver area who would mind showing me their project for 30 mins one evening ?

Robert
Forum: ADS-B 09-08-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 114,021
Posted By fr0gpil0t
Default Raspberry Pi password is raspberry

Default Raspberry Pi password is raspberry
Forum: ADS-B 09-07-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 114,021
Posted By fr0gpil0t
As the project uses dump1090 - is it possible to...

As the project uses dump1090 - is it possible to turn the dump1090 web server on so when not in the plane using foreflight, I can use it to display traffic ?
Forum: ADS-B 02-18-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 24,920
Posted By fr0gpil0t
Without revealing any proprietary information,...

Without revealing any proprietary information, would the Garmin team mind explaining the difference between a TSO'ed and non-TSO'ed unit. Is it different hardware internally or the same hardware but...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,251
Posted By fr0gpil0t
RV-12 quick build kit coming ?

Noticed an ad from Aircraft Tool Supply in this month Sports Aviation

"Our newest kit contains all the tools you need to build Vanís exciting new RV-12 Quickbuild Kit."

link here...
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