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Forum: RV-12 09-09-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,371
Posted By Driftdown
Scott, When I said "pump," I was referring to the...

Scott,
When I said "pump," I was referring to the mechanical engine fuel pump, which is downstream from the gascolator.
If you guys are talking about the boost pump, then I stand corrected with my...
Forum: RV-12 09-09-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,371
Posted By Driftdown
That type of debris should have been filtered at...

That type of debris should have been filtered at the gascolator. The only other origin where it could come from would be the fuel hose, feeding the pump itself. That could come from rubber shavings,...
Forum: RV-12 08-07-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By Driftdown
Pictures? . .

Pictures? . .
Forum: Tools 08-02-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,722
Posted By Driftdown
Thank you very much for posting that, Dave. Also,...

Thank you very much for posting that, Dave.
Also, your advice is well taken regarding tools.
Forum: Tools 08-02-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,722
Posted By Driftdown
Any way you could provide us with a weblink to...

Any way you could provide us with a weblink to the gun you are talking about?
I think many would be interested, based upon your positive experience with it.
Forum: RV-12 07-23-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,417
Posted By Driftdown
Nothing short of awesome. Is that a Garmin GTN...

Nothing short of awesome.
Is that a Garmin GTN 650?
Only change I would have made was to position the Garmin Autopilot at the top.
Love the G3X's.
The "Push to Talk" button on the right panel is a...
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,863
Posted By Driftdown
+$.02 . . . :)

+$.02 . . . :)
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2018, 08:58 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,863
Posted By Driftdown
Right on, Ron. That is an outstanding and good...

Right on, Ron.
That is an outstanding and good looking setup.
Now, if you really had to, you could do an LPV approach somewhere.
If it were me, with an LSA, I would never flight plan that way...
Forum: RV-12 06-19-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,863
Posted By Driftdown
Panel is nothing short of awesome. That...

Panel is nothing short of awesome.
That withstanding, what is your backup for the primary flight instruments? Dual AHARS?
Forum: RV-12 06-18-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,333
Posted By Driftdown
With the Rotax 912is, that is over one hour of...

With the Rotax 912is, that is over one hour of endurance.
Forum: RV-12 06-08-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,891
Posted By Driftdown
Great! Thank you Chris, for the writeup.

Great!
Thank you Chris, for the writeup.
Forum: RV-12 06-06-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,674
Posted By Driftdown
Jim, Please follow up with us and let us know...

Jim,

Please follow up with us and let us know how this turns out.
Forum: RV-12 06-05-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,377
Posted By Driftdown
Wow, quite a trip, Don. Thanks for sharing. Glad...

Wow, quite a trip, Don. Thanks for sharing.
Glad you made it home safely.
Enjoy blue skies and tailwinds down there! . .:)
Forum: RV-12 06-03-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,312
Posted By Driftdown
Thanks for the awesome review, Jesse! You and...

Thanks for the awesome review, Jesse!

You and Philip did a great job on my airplane.
I will be back soon for more upgrades.:)
Forum: Reviews 06-03-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By Driftdown
This is a shout out for Jesse Saint, at Saint...

This is a shout out for Jesse Saint, at Saint Aviation, Marion Co. Airport, Florida (X35).
I highly recommend Jesse for Dynon Skyview installation and servicing.
He is very sharp on Skyview and does...
Forum: RV-12 06-03-2018, 01:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,312
Posted By Driftdown
What 3 things do you love most, with the HDX,...

What 3 things do you love most, with the HDX, over the Touch you had previously?
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,891
Posted By Driftdown
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,891
Posted By Driftdown
Jim, That's great! Thank you for the follow...

Jim,

That's great!
Thank you for the follow up.
A good friend and I plan on installing the same system in our airplanes.
Can you provide any suggestions or things to watch out for, regarding the...
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,424
Posted By Driftdown
Sharp! Silver is a great compliment to any...

Sharp!
Silver is a great compliment to any color.:)
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,101
Posted By Driftdown
Give us some performance numbers. During straight...

Give us some performance numbers.
During straight and level flight, what is the maximum achievable engine RPM, when throttle is wide open?
At that maximum RPM, what is your indicated airspeed?
During...
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,101
Posted By Driftdown
For overall best performance (climb and cruise)...

For overall best performance (climb and cruise) the best RPM is 5600-5650, set at wide open throttle (WOT), flown straight and level, at your typical cruise altitude. Here in Florida, that is 3500 ft...
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,891
Posted By Driftdown
Not good news about Shane. I just spoke to...

Not good news about Shane.
I just spoke to uAvionix tech support before SnF and they said Shane was still with the company but now in a different capacity.
I hope that is true, because I had spoken...
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,891
Posted By Driftdown
Not good news about Shane. I just spoke to...

Not good news about Shane.
I just spoke to uAvionix tech support before SnF and they said Shane was still with the company but now in a different capacity.
I hope that is true because I had spoken...
Forum: RV-12 04-12-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,426
Posted By Driftdown
What is your comparison on landings? Does the...

What is your comparison on landings?
Does the Sling have stiff legs?
The RV-12 seems very forgiving. Would you say the same for the Sling?
What about brake performance? I believe both are equipped...
Forum: RV-12 04-12-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,426
Posted By Driftdown
The long term support is of upmost...

The long term support is of upmost importance.
Enjoy the build, Tony.
Forum: RV-12 04-11-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,426
Posted By Driftdown
Just for clarification . . . did you mean "Sting"...

Just for clarification . . . did you mean "Sting" or "Sling?" They are two entirely different outfits.
Forum: RV-12 04-10-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,426
Posted By Driftdown
Without question, the RV-12 is certainly a fine...

Without question, the RV-12 is certainly a fine little airplane.
That withstanding, I think competition is a good thing for consumers, as well as, the light sport industry in general.
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2018, 08:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,426
Posted By Driftdown
Those that have built the Sling 2, also, closely,...

Those that have built the Sling 2, also, closely, considered the RV-12. They have reported that the quality of the kit is excellent.
That speaks for itself.

The two airplanes can be compared next...
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,426
Posted By Driftdown
Good report. Thank you.

Good report.
Thank you.
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,426
Posted By Driftdown
A closer look at the Sling 2 perhaps . . . you...

A closer look at the Sling 2 perhaps . . . you are aware the Sling 2 can be built and registered as E-AB, right?
Fuel capacity is 39.6 usg, but that doesn't mean you have to fill it up. Figure 20...
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,426
Posted By Driftdown
That's an excellent question. The Sling 2 is...

That's an excellent question.
The Sling 2 is starting to gain traction in North America.
Forum: RV-12 04-02-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,595
Posted By Driftdown
I would like to see Jolly check in on this and...

I would like to see Jolly check in on this and provide some guidance.
I have a similar issue.
Forum: RV-12 03-29-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,713
Posted By Driftdown
As per the Rotax Line Maintenance Manual, before...

As per the Rotax Line Maintenance Manual, before actually starting engine, the prop should be turned 20 revolutions.
For 3-blade props, that's means pulling through 60 blades.
For 2-blade props,...
Forum: RV-12 03-28-2018, 11:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,713
Posted By Driftdown
Which "manual" are you referring to? Did you...

Which "manual" are you referring to?
Did you follow the oil change instructions in the Rotax Line Maintenance Manual?
Changing the oil with a cold engine is contrary to those instructions.
Forum: RV-12 03-17-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,822
Posted By Driftdown
The only way it's gonna' happen . . . is if we...

The only way it's gonna' happen . . . is if we keep asking for it.
I am trying to get it at X39 (Tampa North).
It has been like pulling teeth.
Worse than the Trump Resistance.:D
Forum: RV-12 03-17-2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,822
Posted By Driftdown
Sebring, Florida (KSEF) sells Swift...

Sebring, Florida (KSEF) sells Swift (self-service) at $4.25/gal.
Forum: RV-12 01-31-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,958
Posted By Driftdown
And . . . the RANS S-21!

And . . . the RANS S-21!
Forum: RV-12 01-30-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,459
Posted By Driftdown
Pretty little airplane for sure. Not "over done,"...

Pretty little airplane for sure. Not "over done," but just right.
Would like to see a little subtle accent on each wheel fairing though.
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,448
Posted By Driftdown
Those are classic symptoms. Check the obvious...

Those are classic symptoms.
Check the obvious first.
Drop the carb bowls and check for debris at the bottom of the bowls. As you remove each bowl (instructional video on uTube) be careful not to...
Forum: RV-12 12-17-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,037
Posted By Driftdown
The "sweet spot" for the 912 is 5650 at WOT...

The "sweet spot" for the 912 is 5650 at WOT (measured during straight and level flight). That gives you the best combination for climb performance and cruise.
5200 WOT (measured during straight and...
Forum: RV-12 12-05-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,891
Posted By Driftdown
+1. . . . .

+1. . . . .
Forum: RV-12 11-05-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,453
Posted By Driftdown
Rotax video on oil filter anomaly

https://youtu.be/HtW5KmfCtlU
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2017, 11:51 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,891
Posted By Driftdown
+1 . . . .

+1 . . . .
Forum: RV-12 10-18-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,772
Posted By Driftdown
Excellent suggestion.

Excellent suggestion.
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2017, 09:10 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,891
Posted By Driftdown
Jim, That looks like a winner to me. Thanks for...

Jim,

That looks like a winner to me.
Thanks for the pics and sharing.
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,891
Posted By Driftdown
Thank you for the informative response.

Thank you for the informative response.
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 30,891
Posted By Driftdown
If that's the case, then why doesn't echoUAT feed...

If that's the case, then why doesn't echoUAT feed Dynon Skyview displays with weather and traffic?:(
Forum: RV-12 10-04-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,954
Posted By Driftdown
Concur with everyone here Don . . . don't give up...

Concur with everyone here Don . . . don't give up on it.
Unless your heart just isn't into it anymore, you have too much invested, just to let it go. And I'm not talking about money, I talking about...
Forum: ADS-B 09-22-2017, 09:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,060
Posted By Driftdown
Anybody have any follow-up reports on the...

Anybody have any follow-up reports on the performance of the Echo UAT unit?
Any dissatisfaction?
Forum: RV-12 09-21-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,353
Posted By Driftdown
That's still a little course (over...

That's still a little course (over pitched).
Ideal WOT RPM, at your preferred cruise altitude, during straight and level flight, should be about 5650. That will also give you a little more RPM for...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 28,979
Posted By Driftdown
That's a very measured and level-headed...

That's a very measured and level-headed response.
For me, it's a "no brainer," regardless of where you operate out of.
"Cheap insurance?" All should ask themselves, what is one life worth?
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,042
Posted By Driftdown
Did that fix it?

Did that fix it?
Forum: RV-12 08-16-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,437
Posted By Driftdown
Concur with that. My k-factor settings are very...

Concur with that.
My k-factor settings are very close to yours. My 2nd setting is also at 68000. Dynon says it doesn't matter what the 2nd one is set to, because it is ignored by Skyview, since a...
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,404
Posted By Driftdown
I also really like the pattern. It is not real...

I also really like the pattern. It is not real "busy."
I hope they offer it in an assortment of attractive color combinations.
Only time will tell.
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,404
Posted By Driftdown
S-LSA RV-12's come from a custom motorcycle paint...

S-LSA RV-12's come from a custom motorcycle paint shop.
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,340
Posted By Driftdown
I am sure most owners know about this, but for...

I am sure most owners know about this, but for the benefit of those that don't, there is a good video on Rotax Carburetor Synchronization. It walks you through the whole carb sync routine, starting...
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,235
Posted By Driftdown
While flying military aircraft, I encountered...

While flying military aircraft, I encountered that several times.
Hard to comprehend, but for some aircraft, the concept is true.
The thing that suffers is fuel endurance and probably engine life.
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2017, 11:08 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,863
Posted By Driftdown
No. That withstanding, the RV-12 must be properly...

No.
That withstanding, the RV-12 must be properly instrumented and equipped for the instrument training flight.
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2017, 09:54 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,863
Posted By Driftdown
This is the FAA's stance, at least for type...

This is the FAA's stance, at least for type certified aircraft that are not approved for IFR flight.

ORDER 8900.1, Volume 5.

5-439 USE OF AIRCRAFT NOT APPROVED FOR IFR OPERATIONS UNDER ITS TYPE...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,863
Posted By Driftdown
Where does it regulatorily mandate that? If...

Where does it regulatorily mandate that?

If conditions are absolutey VFR, there is no reason all those clearances will not be complied with.
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,863
Posted By Driftdown
How about this instead, "we are canceling IFR and...

How about this instead, "we are canceling IFR and proceding visually."
Reason for canceling IFR is optionally up to the pilot.

ATC will probably ask, "okay, radar service terminated, squawk VFR,...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 26,863
Posted By Driftdown
The operative term is "conditions." Nobody is...

The operative term is "conditions."

Nobody is questioning the prohibition of operating under "IFR conditions."

The real question is, "under VFR conditions, can an LSA be operated on an IFR flight...
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