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Forum: RV-12 Today, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By Piper J3
New revision “D1” Hub Cover Half - $195 ea. +...

New revision “D1” Hub Cover Half - $195 ea. + shipping.

I was hoping Sensenich would offer a discount as deficiency is clearly not owner/operator related and extreme failure of affected hubs could...
Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 12:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,196
Posted By Piper J3
Pardon my saying so, but these parts just don't...

Pardon my saying so, but these parts just don't look like enough beef to keep wings from falling off...

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Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 11:05 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
Just one other thought... sometimes electronics...

Just one other thought... sometimes electronics like to warmed up to a steady state condition and be at ambient temperature before best repeatability and accuracy are attained. I turn on the digital...
Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 03:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
Not so… Refer to Page 07 of Section 47...

Not so… Refer to Page 07 of Section 47 Construction Drawings. The plane does not need to be level at all and can even change angle between measurements.

The prop pitch angle is relative to the...
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 14,196
Posted By Piper J3
You mention the CH601. If I remember correctly,...

You mention the CH601. If I remember correctly, the 601XL had multiple fatalities from in-flight breakup. One aircraft lost a wing in cruise flight and another lost a wing in the traffic pattern. ...
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
You replaced just the front plate or entire hub? ...

You replaced just the front plate or entire hub? I believe the hub is machined as a matched assembly with matching serial numbers...
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2018, 02:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
Letís see if Iíve got this correctÖ reading back...

Letís see if Iíve got this correctÖ reading back through this thread I list three prop hub failures as follows:

ē Robert Liddell - Hub failure in flight with safe landing. Hub sent to Sensenich Ė...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,541
Posted By Piper J3
My thoughts and prayers are sent your way. ...

My thoughts and prayers are sent your way.

Many of us, me included, have walked this walk.
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
My guess is Sensenich is re-running a Finite...

My guess is Sensenich is re-running a Finite Element Analysis to try to find the mode of failure...
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
Iíve been thinking more about addíl prop hub...

Iíve been thinking more about addíl prop hub stresses imposed by the Rotax 912.

Older engines (incl mine) donít have soft-start ignition feature. Maybe more important is the sudden stop when the...
Forum: RV-12 07-15-2018, 02:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
I made entry in my Prop Log Book that Sensenich...

I made entry in my Prop Log Book that Sensenich SB2016-06A was complied with and also noted TT when next 50 hour inspection was due...
Forum: RV-12 07-14-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
I complied with Sensenich SB2016-06A today and...

I complied with Sensenich SB2016-06A today and was able to make a good inspection with front spinner plate in-place. 10X magnification and a bright LED flashlight did the trick. As mentioned above,...
Forum: RV-12 07-14-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
Tom - You should be fine. My guess is you will...

Tom -

You should be fine. My guess is you will receive an rev. "E" Hub which is what is being shipped now. Yes, it is the one pictured with the three small holes aligned with the prop axis. For...
Forum: RV-12 07-14-2018, 06:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
I wonder if front spinner plate can be modified...

I wonder if front spinner plate can be modified with a little "crescent window" to allow visual inspection without removal?
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,268
Posted By Piper J3
Suggested Name Tags...

So you don't misplace your beer...
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Forum: RV-12 07-13-2018, 01:07 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
I wrote an email to Sensenich on Weds, July 11...

I wrote an email to Sensenich on Weds, July 11 asking them if they are going to offer a replacement hub if affected by the SB. Late last night I received a reply as follows:

We're working hard on...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
I have set blade pitch on one of the new hubs and...

I have set blade pitch on one of the new hubs and it isn't necessary at all to use the rough-in pins for setting initial pitch - just position blades by hand. So my guess is if one were able to get...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
DHeal - Were you able to inspect the front hub...

DHeal -

Were you able to inspect the front hub per the SB with the front spinner plate remaining in place or did you have to remove six thru bolts, spacers, and then the front spinner plate?
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
And I'm thinking that installing the new design...

And I'm thinking that installing the new design hub is most important preventative measure...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
Whoa Nelly... front hub cracked in half and...

Whoa Nelly... front hub cracked in half and blades retained by shear (not tensile) strength of two remaining bolts per blade compounded by increased vibration.

Not a good warm feeling here...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 09:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
People keep talking about dynamically balancing...

People keep talking about dynamically balancing prop. Yes, this is good practice but not required by the manufacturer. Prop hub is (should be) designed to withstand significant weight difference in...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
The possibility of a blade departing, when even a...

The possibility of a blade departing, when even a single hub has failed, is too risky for me. Could be manufacturing defect. Could be improper installation. Bottom line is hub design needs to be...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,026
Posted By Piper J3
Your call, but I'd said not good enough. Prop...

Your call, but I'd said not good enough. Prop hub must be leveled each time a blade pitch is measured. Also recheck cabin longeron level each time blade is moved - plane moves when engine is turned...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
I didnít sleep well last night after seeing the...

I didnít sleep well last night after seeing the picture of the broken prop hub and thinking about what could have happened if one blade separated from the hub. The remaining blade would cause...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,026
Posted By Piper J3
Are you using Vans TOOL-00002 Prop Pitch Bracket...

Are you using Vans TOOL-00002 Prop Pitch Bracket per SECTION 47: SPINNER & PROPELLER Page 47-07? I find this tool very easy to use with excellent accuracy and repeatability. Follow instructions...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
There's nothing wrong with the Sensenich 2-Blade...

There's nothing wrong with the Sensenich 2-Blade Ground Adjustable Prop.

I just need assurance that hub isn't going to break.

And what I mean by assurance is not having to look every 50 hours to...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
Holy S..t!!! n233va - I'm going to insert your...

Holy S..t!!! n233va - I'm going to insert your picture in this post. That be the case, this should be listed as a Safety Alert by Vans just like the SA for Incomplete Welds on Flaperon Torque Arms...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,719
Posted By Piper J3
This SB is a visual inspection of the front prop...

This SB is a visual inspection of the front prop hub. Unfortunately, on the RV-12 there is a Front Spinner Plate blocking the view necessary to inspect the front prop hub. To remove the Front...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 24,904
Posted By Piper J3
John - see my posts starting #34......

John - see my posts starting #34... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=161129&page=4
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,026
Posted By Piper J3
I believe 4900 is logging the engine in climb. ...

I believe 4900 is logging the engine in climb.

Need ~ 5200 RPM when climbing ~ 1000 fpm at 1000 MSL on a standard day.
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,386
Posted By Piper J3
I actually have two checks for fuel pump in my...

I actually have two checks for fuel pump in my preflight checklist. I guess you could add a 3rd check for fuel pressure right after the ignition check while engine is still at high speed.

I have...
Forum: ADS-B 07-09-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,695
Posted By Piper J3
See my post above ^^^^^ So, tonight I flew a 45...

See my post above ^^^^^

So, tonight I flew a 45 minute flight all within ATC boundary and just now received a clean PAPR report. I saw 5 targets on tonight's flight and none disappeared on mini...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 07-09-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,526
Posted By Piper J3
Suggestion for name tags so no one looses their...

Suggestion for name tags so no one looses their beer... :D
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Piper J3
The RV-12 uses Frangible Head Bolts to mount the...

The RV-12 uses Frangible Head Bolts to mount the fuel tank in the fuselage. The bolts are drilled thru the center of the hex head. Depth of drill is 0.37. Sorry, I do not know the drill size. The...
Forum: ADS-B 07-09-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,695
Posted By Piper J3
See my post above ^^^ So, today I was thinking...

See my post above ^^^

So, today I was thinking maybe something wrong with ADS-B "out". I just ran a PAPR for yesterday's flight and it failed for missing Baro Alt element.

I have dozens of...
Forum: ADS-B 07-09-2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,695
Posted By Piper J3
I flew a 150-mile flight yesterday in loose...

I flew a 150-mile flight yesterday in loose formation with a Piper Cherokee. I have EchoUAT/SkyFYX-EXT. Cherokee has Stratus ES ADS-B Transponder with “in” capability. Both of us were using iPad...
Forum: RV-12 07-08-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,386
Posted By Piper J3
And this is the reason Vans designed the electric...

And this is the reason Vans designed the electric fuel pump to run continuously and not be switched on/off indiscriminately by the pilot.

Vapor lock is a show stopper - literally.
Forum: RV-12 07-07-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,547
Posted By Piper J3
Oh man, the one year I donít go to KOSH... ...

Oh man, the one year I donít go to KOSH...

Paste this on a cold one for me and Iíll see you guys next year for sure.
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Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By Piper J3
Dale Do you D-180 EMS? If so, is charging...

Dale

Do you D-180 EMS? If so, is charging current steady or fluctuates with this new VR?
Forum: RV-12 07-05-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By Piper J3
For a voltage regulator???

For a voltage regulator???
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-03-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 119,152
Posted By Piper J3
^^^^ Where is this beautiful grass strip? The RV...

^^^^ Where is this beautiful grass strip?

The RV shadow looks fake like those 1970 NASA moon landings... :D
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,525
Posted By Piper J3
Try "when" the Ducati fails... :)

Try "when" the Ducati fails... :)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-27-2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,196
Posted By Piper J3
Well, as long as you asked... LightSpeed is...

Well, as long as you asked... LightSpeed is offering new Zulu 3 @ $750 free shipping for limited time.
Forum: RV-12 06-24-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By Piper J3
Actually, I think Iíll be OK. Cork is waterproof...

Actually, I think Iíll be OK. Cork is waterproof and naturally mold resistant as well. Apparently cork contains something called suberin, a natural fatty substance that makes cork waterproof. I...
Forum: RV-12 06-24-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 696
Posted By Piper J3
Fuel Tank ProtectionÖ

I recently had to remove my fuel tank to fix a small leak in the top cover seam. I used Van’s 2-part Fuel Tank Sealant and it worked a wonder. When I removed the tank I noticed debris under the...
Forum: RV-12 06-23-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,552
Posted By Piper J3
Are you planning on doing it just once? :D

Are you planning on doing it just once? :D
Forum: RV-12 06-23-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By Piper J3
How do you guide the scope and lift it over the...

How do you guide the scope and lift it over the baffles to see the finger screen?
Forum: RV-12 06-23-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 478
Posted By Piper J3
See......

See... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1268299&postcount=1
Forum: RV-12 06-21-2018, 06:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By Piper J3
For about $20 on eBay you can try...

For about $20 on eBay you can try this...http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1083770&postcount=52
Forum: RV-12 06-21-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By Piper J3
4.7 hours... I think you win title for shortest...

4.7 hours... I think you win title for shortest life for a Ducati voltage regulator. :D
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 22,145
Posted By Piper J3
Doesnít the light wing loading, and light weight...

Doesnít the light wing loading, and light weight for that matter, make the 12 a poor IFR platform? It doesnít tolerate turbulence very well and yaws a good bit in bumpy air. I just think keeping...
Forum: RV-12 06-18-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,890
Posted By Piper J3
Yes, I've done it several times with 2 gal...

Yes, I've done it several times with 2 gal showing on D-180 cross checked in flight with Moeller float gage in top of tank. I also have sight gage on side of tank and calibrated stick to dip the...
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By Piper J3
Picture shows three of four 12ís at Beach City...

Picture shows three of four 12ís at Beach City this morning for Father's Day fly-in. We got there late (9:30) and had to park out by the road. Probably 100 airplanes showed up. I wish I could have...
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 03:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,289
Posted By Piper J3
I suspect a lot would matter on how current you...

I suspect a lot would matter on how current you are and particularly how current in type. 5 hours is not very much transition time especially for low time pilot.

Also check out FAA Advisory...
Forum: RV-12 06-16-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,695
Posted By Piper J3
To answer your question… once an airplane is...

To answer your question… once an airplane is flying It doesn’t care about wind direction or speed - turbulence becomes the deciding factor. The airplane simply flies within the moving air mass. ...
Forum: RV-12 06-15-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By Piper J3
Weather forecast looks perfect. We might have...

Weather forecast looks perfect. We might have four 12's going - two for sure...
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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-09-2018, 01:53 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 104,826
Posted By Piper J3
Diane worked 17 years for Northwest Airlines in...

Diane worked 17 years for Northwest Airlines in reservations Ė flew all over the world.

When we had our J3-Cub sheíd sit in the back seat and hang her legs out the door.

She missed the step...
Forum: ADS-B 06-09-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,695
Posted By Piper J3
You mention common EFIS systems... Is...

You mention common EFIS systems... Is disappearing targets a problem with ForeFlight running on a mini iPad? Does FF have coasting and filtering?
Forum: RV-12 06-08-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,304
Posted By Piper J3
Also, shop has to pull transponder and/or EFIS to...

Also, shop has to pull transponder and/or EFIS to get serial number of units for logbook entry and for the avionics shop records...
Forum: RV-12 06-08-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By Piper J3
LIGHT-SPORT AIRCRAFT REPAIRMAN TRAINING...

LIGHT-SPORT AIRCRAFT REPAIRMAN TRAINING PROVIDERS

Look here... https://www.faa.gov/aircraft/gen_av/light_sport/media/RepairmanCourseListings.pdf
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,304
Posted By Piper J3
A VFR transponder check should be ~$125 and...

A VFR transponder check should be ~$125 and accomplished in less than an hour.
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,273
Posted By Piper J3
I think the reference was to lifter bodies...

I think the reference was to lifter bodies pumping up with air if oil not purged correctly. You'd have to draw air into oil pump/pressure galleries.
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