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Forum: RV-12 04-18-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By Tony_T
Page 11-07 might be what you're looking...

Page 11-07 might be what you're looking for?

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-12/RV-12_11.pdf
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By Tony_T
Canopy Rail Support

The roll bar support arm, a part of the canopy rail on the completed Mk 1 fuselage is easily bent. There is a tendency for pilot and/or passenger to put their weight on this piece when exiting the...
Forum: RV-12 04-14-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,233
Posted By Tony_T
Thumbs up SA charts

Ben, I just recently became a SA charts user. I have fairly fast internet connection and it took about 2 1/2 hours to download WA, ID, OR, CA sectionals, low alt IFR, and all the approach charts and...
Forum: RV-12 04-12-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By Tony_T
AP knobs template

Well, even tho' they don't support the install in your case, you can still buy the parts you need.
The template is available in the webstore for 5 bucks:

Here is the link to the...
Forum: RV-12 04-12-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,624
Posted By Tony_T
Canopy latch retro fit

Installed the new canopy latch and can confirm that it does work a bit smoother and easier than the old set-up plus the safety catch is a more robust design; the old safety catch seems trivial in...
Forum: RV-12 04-05-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,474
Posted By Tony_T
Rain?

What rain?

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-DSQCpft/0/2af0a149/L/i-DSQCpft-L.png
Forum: RV-12 04-05-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,474
Posted By Tony_T
My take would be that by scuffing the SS washers...

My take would be that by scuffing the SS washers and alum brackets and glueing them together the SS at the interface would stay in the active state. Especially if the assembly is primed. It looks...
Forum: RV-12 04-04-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,474
Posted By Tony_T
Thumbs up Good report

Great tip Jim, Thanks
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-23-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By Tony_T
SOLD -- Lightspeed Zulu ANR Headset

Have a used Zulu for sale. This is an original Zulu about 8 years old, used on the passenger side of my RV. Replaced with later model, but don't see much difference. This one works well and was...
Forum: RV-12 03-05-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,636
Posted By Tony_T
Well, I read somewhere that the space shuttle was...

Well, I read somewhere that the space shuttle was attached to the 747 carrier aircraft with only 3 bolts...
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,728
Posted By Tony_T
Hal has the fuel cap that Van's sells and it is...

Hal has the fuel cap that Van's sells and it is the same one that I got from...
Forum: RV-12 03-03-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,728
Posted By Tony_T
Locking Gas Cap Report

This is to confirm that the Aircraft Spruce Van's retro fit locking gas cap (05-01006) does fit the RV-12 filler neck. I haven't pro sealed it in yet but it appears to be a perfect fit. Once Hal...
Forum: RV-12 02-28-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,728
Posted By Tony_T
Hey, that's great Hal, together we'll be able to...

Hey, that's great Hal, together we'll be able to resolve the locking gas cap mystery. Take pictures of yours when you get it. Email them to me and I can post them.

Great to see you at the Aviation...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 278,250
Posted By Tony_T
Hi Doug, I don't think you need anything else. ...

Hi Doug,

I don't think you need anything else. The two floor pieces should screw right to the original nut plates, no mounting flanges should be necessary.

Just understand that is an old post of...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,728
Posted By Tony_T
OK, thanks, got the message. I have ordered the...

OK, thanks, got the message. I have ordered the ACS one and will advise here how that one works. If someone orders the one from Van's and reports, then we will have all the data needed for the guys...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,728
Posted By Tony_T
They look different to me. I'm saying this by...

They look different to me. I'm saying this by looking carefully at the pictures, not that I have had the parts in hand to study.

Pretty sure the AC Spruce retro fit is made to be pro sealed into...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,728
Posted By Tony_T
Locking replacement for Usher cap?

This one claims to be a replacement for the standard Usher cap which, I think, is the one we have on the 12.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-BbRmRrJ/0/baeade66/XL/i-BbRmRrJ-XL.png

From the...
Forum: RV-12 02-23-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By Tony_T
Spar pin switch upgrade is available

For the OP and other's with the old style switches. The magnetic spar pin switches are a bit hard to adjust, and can be pesky. Van's changed the design to mechanical push switches in 2015 and there...
Forum: RV-12 02-22-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,474
Posted By Tony_T
Still unclear on SB 16-08-01

I know, wrong thread, but the questions have come up here and it is pertinent if the stab is removed for SB 8-02-02

If the bearing is not loose then you don't have to fix anything, but will still...
Forum: RV-12 02-20-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,589
Posted By Tony_T
It appears the inspection panels in the bottom...

It appears the inspection panels in the bottom skin for adjusting the stab cables are not present in the iS.

Apparently the turnbuckles are in the tailcone or somewhere easier to access?
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,593
Posted By Tony_T
I had to replace my Lexan window some time ago...

I had to replace my Lexan window some time ago and upon doing the replacement I used a uni-bit to enlarge the holes. The plans called for enlarging the holes to #27 but I could not source a #27...
Forum: RV-12 11-02-2017, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,762
Posted By Tony_T
The drip trays are each an assembly made up from...

The drip trays are each an assembly made up from parts supplied in the engine kit. You could order the parts from Van's and make them using plan sheet 46-06 for...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,536
Posted By Tony_T
I haven't watched them track but my right EGT is...

I haven't watched them track but my right EGT is running 30-35° more than the left at cruising rpm. Don't know about idle and mid-range as I don't run the engine at those speeds for any extended...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,536
Posted By Tony_T
Pneumatic Carb Sync

Syncing the carbs is one of the most satisfying aspects of the annual condition inspection — or the most frustrating.
When I took my Repairman course the instructor showed us how to use the CarbMate...
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2017, 02:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,182
Posted By Tony_T
I replaced the belleville washers because the old...

I replaced the belleville washers because the old ones looked too flat. The nut was a little beat up but still serviceable, replaced that on principle. I reused the stop machine screws. They were...
Forum: RV-12 10-13-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,182
Posted By Tony_T
Shimmy? - You mean like a Cessna? :confused: No,...

Shimmy? - You mean like a Cessna? :confused: No, the weights are just to balance the nose wheel.
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,182
Posted By Tony_T
Finished up the fairing conversion today. The...

Finished up the fairing conversion today.
The template included with the kit is for match drilling the new brackets for the mounting...
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,182
Posted By Tony_T
The parts are now on the web store list: 12 NOSE...

The parts are now on the web store list:

12 NOSE FORK CONVERSION ------ 325.00

12 NOSE WHL FAIRING CONVERSION ----- 20.00
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2017, 03:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,182
Posted By Tony_T
Yes there are doubler plates. They are visible...

Yes there are doubler plates. They are visible in post #1. I will be adding the doubler plates and finishing up this nose fork replacement probably tomorrow.
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2017, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,182
Posted By Tony_T
Bracket riveting to forward wheel fairing. The...

Bracket riveting to forward wheel fairing. The plans call for using the #40 flat head cherry rivets to attach these brackets but I don't have a good working relationship with those little devils so...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,182
Posted By Tony_T
Installed the new heavy duty nose wheel fork. ...

Installed the new heavy duty nose wheel fork. Easy work and no surprises. I used waterproof boat trailer grease on the bushings, new belleville cupped washers and a new bull...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 18,174
Posted By Tony_T
I found this out when I converted my 12 from...

I found this out when I converted my 12 from D-180/Garmin 496 to SkyView/Dynon GPS. The Garmin SL40 communicated with the 496 and would grab frequencies automatically from the 496 data base. When...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,182
Posted By Tony_T
This post is a copy of my post #8 in Don's...

This post is a copy of my post #8 in Don's "Birthday Present" thread.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-56Xv5pW/0/38e4c5ef/L/i-56Xv5pW-L.jpg
I should have this completed this week and will post...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,182
Posted By Tony_T
Nose Fork Replacement

I am reviewing the threads that are dealing with the nose fork failures and the service bulletin 16-05-23 and seeing a need for a searchable thread on installing the replacement fork. There is lots...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,980
Posted By Tony_T
Like the sign says...

...and doing updates.
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-56Xv5pW/0/38e4c5ef/L/i-56Xv5pW-L.jpg
I should have this completed this week and will post photos of the installed fork and fairing...
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,680
Posted By Tony_T
When I was at Van's this summer Rian told me the...

When I was at Van's this summer Rian told me the access handle would be available.
https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-2S8cjzc/0/42324e95/O/i-2S8cjzc.png

Also the strengthening plates for the...
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,152
Posted By Tony_T
I also just received two pairs of floats (ordered...

I also just received two pairs of floats (ordered from CPS last June). My old floats weigh in at over 8 grams. The engine runs fine. I did get a gas odor briefly on a couple of flights, during full...
Forum: RV-12 09-15-2017, 12:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,671
Posted By Tony_T
Jim, Don't give up until next summer, removing...

Jim,
Don't give up until next summer, removing the instrument cover is no big deal. I have taken my cover off many times for issues less than the one you are researching. If you don't have magenta...
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 278,250
Posted By Tony_T
Definitely remove the blue vinyl.

Definitely remove the blue vinyl.
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,230
Posted By Tony_T
I don't get even close to a prop on a Lyc. or...

I don't get even close to a prop on a Lyc. or Cont. The 912 is a different animal entirely. She doesn't have magnetos so hand propping probably won't kill you.

You can see oil pressure on the...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 08:08 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 27,000
Posted By Tony_T
Yes, I think that is the case. You have to...

Yes, I think that is the case. You have to remove the existing CCR-264SS-3-2 rivets and replace theU-00006A right and left brackets. These rivets are not visible when the rear part of the fairing...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 04:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 27,000
Posted By Tony_T
Picture

Here are the two upgrade kits. The blue bracket parts on the right are the wheel fairing kit needed to adapt the nose wheel fairing to the new...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,230
Posted By Tony_T
I don't think you have to burp the engine if you...

I don't think you have to burp the engine if you are the sole operator and know where the oil level is.

However, consider that the engine is a dry sump design, in fact there is no sump as such, and...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 27,000
Posted By Tony_T
Notification 16-09-21

Guys, the part numbers are given in the notification.

http://vansaircraft.com/pdf/Notifications/Notification-2016-09-21.pdf
Forum: RV-14 08-27-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By Tony_T
Van's tow pin setup consisting of bolts and a...

Van's tow pin setup consisting of bolts and a washer stack works well, does not loosen and is way less expensive. The parts come with the wheel fairing kit on the 12 and may also be included with...
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,818
Posted By Tony_T
Thanks for the feedback! It's good to report...

Thanks for the feedback! It's good to report what worked; it could be helpful to someone else who has the problem.
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,818
Posted By Tony_T
I would hold off on the 472. That box has issues...

I would hold off on the 472. That box has issues that Dynon is working on and, in fact, I don't think they are shipping it anyway right now.

Is it possible you have not configured a serial port for...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2017, 04:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 904
Posted By Tony_T
2017 RV-12 Bull Session at PWT

It's been six years now since a few of our local 12 builders first met up in August for a RV-12 bull session and the group continues to grow. This time we had 8 RV-12's plus an RV-8 guy who defected...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,818
Posted By Tony_T
Terry, I don't doubt the manual pages that you...

Terry,
I don't doubt the manual pages that you quote, although I can't find them in either the User Guide or Installation Guide. I'm sure some compromises are done when both terrain and weather are...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,818
Posted By Tony_T
WEATHER should be an option on the LAYERS menu as...

WEATHER should be an option on the LAYERS menu as well as TERRAIN. WEATHER and TERRAIN can definitely be display together on the SV. The other options for IFR charts only appear if you have a...
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2017, 08:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,818
Posted By Tony_T
Weather can be toggled on and off by a button. ...

Weather can be toggled on and off by a button. Is WEATHER enabled in the layers menu?
MAIN MENU>MAP>LAYERS>WEATHER
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,462
Posted By Tony_T
Hi Keith, Is the Fuel Pressure Sensor Type set...

Hi Keith,

Is the Fuel Pressure Sensor Type set to (1) for carbureted engine in EMS configuration page?

If it is set at (2) for injected engine, this could be the problem.
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2017, 10:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,505
Posted By Tony_T
Doug, I don't remember whether instructions came...

Doug, I don't remember whether instructions came with the noise filter, that was 6 years ago, but the installation is now on page...
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2017, 06:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,505
Posted By Tony_T
The noise filter at the fuel pump does stop the...

The noise filter at the fuel pump does stop the ticking in the headset. It does not stop the sound of the pump running.
The install is not real easy as the space is limited, the flaperon pushrods...
Forum: RV-12 08-09-2017, 01:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,044
Posted By Tony_T
Gee, the responses so far overwhelmingly favor...

Gee, the responses so far overwhelmingly favor the EFIS tapes. I’m surprised.

I have some observations and thoughts:
How easy and natural is it to roll into a coordinated 2 minute turn? Here’s how...
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2017, 04:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,044
Posted By Tony_T
I know, but I'm just using the nomenclature that...

I know, but I'm just using the nomenclature that Dynon uses in the manuals.
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,044
Posted By Tony_T
EFIS or SIX-PACK?

Could not find a thread on this, near the surface anyway, so starting a new one. Should be an interesting discussion. Putting it in the RV-12 forum since most of them have the capability to display...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,915
Posted By Tony_T
Not quoting mandates, just asking a question and...

Not quoting mandates, just asking a question and giving my opinion :).

In Washington and a lot of other places I think it would be hard to schedule a day of IFR instruction without a good chance of...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 16,915
Posted By Tony_T
Exactly; if you accept an IFR clearance aren't...

Exactly; if you accept an IFR clearance aren't you saying that you can comply with what generally IFR entails, that would seem to me to include IMC.

Otherwise, it's like signing up in the Marine...
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,253
Posted By Tony_T
If I were in your shoes and trying to familiarize...

If I were in your shoes and trying to familiarize with a new airplane and avionics, I would not mess with the AOA installation at all or try to trace any tubing, etc. At this point why take off the...
Forum: RV-12 07-28-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,565
Posted By Tony_T
You would have to relocate the ELT. Also, I...

You would have to relocate the ELT.

Also, I store a heap of stuff in the center channel. It looks to be hard to access that space with the new fuel tank placed over it.
Forum: RV-12 07-28-2017, 09:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,705
Posted By Tony_T
Magic and Mirrors

Synthetic Vision has to be done by magic. Gotta be magic.

Still learning SV capabilities and have been exploring use of synthetic Vision, the flight path marker and highway-in-the-sky. These...
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