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Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Today, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By DaleB
Yep! Bought a big ol' multi-pack at Costco...

Yep! Bought a big ol' multi-pack at Costco pre-Coronageddon.

:)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-03-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By DaleB
Sold, pending pickup tomorrow...

Sold, pending pickup tomorrow...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-03-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By DaleB
SOLD Garmin SL 40 COM

Garmin SL-40 for sale. This was removed from our RV-12, and has been working fine. No issues at all. While with a previous owner, there was some gray overspray on the top and sides of the bezel. I’ve...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-02-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By DaleB
Electrically there’s no problem. My suggestion...

Electrically there’s no problem. My suggestion would be to just use one run of cable. Two or three conductor doesn’t matter. The reason I’d recommend that over a properly made, insulated, and...
Forum: COMM 04-02-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 175
Posted By DaleB
You might want to think about an audio taper pot...

You might want to think about an audio taper pot rather than linear taper. Itíll probably be less touchy to adjust.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 391
Posted By DaleB
Laptop, USB to serial adapter. Most (or all)...

Laptop, USB to serial adapter. Most (or all) will handle well in excess of that speed.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By DaleB
Oil seep, 912 ULS

Found a little oil seepage during the condition inspection. Looks like itís seeping from the lower portion of the hatbox case to crankcase seam. How big of an issue is this likely to be? Weíre...
Forum: COMM 03-25-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,173
Posted By DaleB
There's nothing at all wrong with building your...

There's nothing at all wrong with building your own antenna, assuming some basic things are true...

You will need to design and build it to withstand the physical loads it will see during flight,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By DaleB
1.) Good point, Mel. 2.) I may have an SL-40...

1.) Good point, Mel.

2.) I may have an SL-40 for sale very soon; we're about to install a GTR 200B in our RV-12 to replace the SL-40 and Flightcom intercom. PM me if you're interested.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,242
Posted By DaleB
You can't fly stock or index funds, but they cure...

You can't fly stock or index funds, but they cure can crash spectacularly.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,146
Posted By DaleB
None visible in the fuel tester. The most I've...

None visible in the fuel tester. The most I've seen in the gascolator screen was what looked like a cottonwood seed or something. THAT would have caused a bad day had it made its way to a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-24-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,137
Posted By DaleB
I still have a small stock of very, very old...

I still have a small stock of very, very old Kester lead-tin solder; it's probably 44 but the label is long since worn off the bits of spool that remain. I also have probably a pound and a half of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,233
Posted By DaleB
Seems like the older 12s got the good floats and...

Seems like the older 12s got the good floats and batteries. We finally replaced our original battery a few months ago after nearly 10 years (SN 120222 completed 1/2011), don't know when it was...
Forum: Safety 02-19-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,300
Posted By DaleB
My God, that has got to be terminally...

My God, that has got to be terminally embarrassing. Glad there were no serious injuries other than that.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,485
Posted By DaleB
Nothing wrong with co-owners. I donít feel...

Nothing wrong with co-owners. I donít feel compelled to let the airplane sit idle when I canít fly. I bought the thing myself and owned it solo for a couple of years before taking on a partner, and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,398
Posted By DaleB
I think you completely missed my point. None of...

I think you completely missed my point. None of that has anything whatsoever to do with whether an RV-12 is E-LSA or not. I don't care what oil or filter you use, or what fuel sender you have, or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,485
Posted By DaleB
I really liked my FREE Avare on my Android tablet...

I really liked my FREE Avare on my Android tablet too, with its FREE chart updates and all, but my co-owners are iThingy users and I kinda wanted to use one (and only one) device that would also...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,485
Posted By DaleB
Iím glad you guys like your 496ís. Youíre more...

Iím glad you guys like your 496ís. Youíre more than welcome to them. Weíre very happy with the iFlyís mich larger touch screen, better readability, increased information, less expensive chart...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,398
Posted By DaleB
Either I am completely misunderstanding your...

Either I am completely misunderstanding your post, or you may have misunderstood how that works. The only modifications you canít make to an E-LSA after its airworthiness certificate is issued are...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-13-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,007
Posted By DaleB
So... call it 30 grand out the door when it's...

So... call it 30 grand out the door when it's done, then.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,058
Posted By DaleB
So does ours. Iíd rather see a different...

So does ours. Iíd rather see a different charging setup, and I was worried about battery charging on short hops. Have not seen any issues, though, even on days when I flew 4-5 short Young Eagle...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,568
Posted By DaleB
The RV-12 has an electric boost pump in addition...

The RV-12 has an electric boost pump in addition to the Rotax 912ULS engine-driven mechanical fuel pump.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 02:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,568
Posted By DaleB
Bet that got your attention. By sheer...

Bet that got your attention. By sheer coincidence, I was also out in that same ares (assuming south of Wahoo) also doing fairly high AoA stalls in an RV-12 that day. Didn't manage to log any glider...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-27-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,085
Posted By DaleB
After the original went missing on mine, tank...

After the original went missing on mine, tank sealant has kept the new one in place for over 3 years now. Still secure and looking good.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-24-2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,485
Posted By DaleB
Pick off the one serial signal you need. It's a...

Pick off the one serial signal you need. It's a DB9 serial connector, but you only need data on pin 3 and ground on pin 5.
Forum: Rocket 01-17-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,335
Posted By DaleB
Not me. I'd consider my reserve of good fortune...

Not me. I'd consider my reserve of good fortune totally depleted.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,600
Posted By DaleB
Because getting AWOS at the airport of interest...

Because getting AWOS at the airport of interest is a huge pain in the empennage, and the airplane already has APRS equipment? I dunno, just spitaballing. I never claimed that it was a perfect...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,600
Posted By DaleB
1.) Obviously a radio and an APRS modem would be...

1.) Obviously a radio and an APRS modem would be required. Not terribly expensive; a well used 2 meter handheld would be sufficient. They're cheap. Some are dirt cheap. Add a homebrew antenna and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 12:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,600
Posted By DaleB
Probably (I would assume) correct, if you plan to...

Probably (I would assume) correct, if you plan to broadcast weather on an aviation frequency. I'm sure the FCC *and* FAA would pour their own special blend of regulatory molasses over the process. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-13-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,600
Posted By DaleB
I think that depends. If you own the airport, or...

I think that depends. If you own the airport, or are hired by the airport to provide weather reporting, or get paid or compensated in any way for doing it, then yes -- definitely commercial. If Joe...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,961
Posted By DaleB
Run 100LL when that's all you can get. It won't...

Run 100LL when that's all you can get. It won't hurt anything, just shorten the oil change interval if you get over about 30%. And I carry a bottle of Decalin when I know I'll have to fill up with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,143
Posted By DaleB
Thanks! I just found those, after searching for...

Thanks! I just found those, after searching for "100 degree" without "torx" in the search term.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,143
Posted By DaleB
I should have been much more specific -- I'm just...

I should have been much more specific -- I'm just talking about the 6-32 instrument panel screws.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,143
Posted By DaleB
Are you guys using button head or flush Torx...

Are you guys using button head or flush Torx screws? And, if flush, where are you getting them?
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,170
Posted By DaleB
So very sorry to hear of your loss. My...

So very sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 861
Posted By DaleB
But can it run through the checklist items in a...

But can it run through the checklist items in a heavy Russian accent?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,147
Posted By DaleB
Kinda small for wings and...

Kinda small for wings and fuselage...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QK5Z54B
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 14,923
Posted By DaleB
Nice work, and those are slick little units... I...

Nice work, and those are slick little units... I may have to order one or two. Hadn't seen them before.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By DaleB
Have you figured the extra time it will take to...

Have you figured the extra time it will take to fly your planned cross country trips at 120 knots TAS instead of 170 knots, plus the extra fuel stops? I like the -12, and while it's certainly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,833
Posted By DaleB
If I want a nagging voice telling me everything...

If I want a nagging voice telling me everything to do when I'm flying, I'll go get a flight review. :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2019, 06:20 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 34,041
Posted By DaleB
I feel the same way, and to make sure I'm not...

I feel the same way, and to make sure I'm not doing it wrong I've been using Blackstone oil analysis to verify the oil condition. That said... there will always be people who change the full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,892
Posted By DaleB
The Rotax is used in the RV-12. Ours has been...

The Rotax is used in the RV-12. Ours has been dead reliable for over 450 hours so far. No oil burn, good fuel economy. The spar pin button is a warning indicator, there to tell you if the wing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,780
Posted By DaleB
Any time the airplane doesn't do what I want it...

Any time the airplane doesn't do what I want it to do, I just figure it's because I'm not flying it right. Don't think I've ever been wrong about that.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2019, 04:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,629
Posted By DaleB
I was all set to order some, but if they're going...

I was all set to order some, but if they're going to interfere with the lasers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,759
Posted By DaleB
That's what I sent them... 1984 vintage DD214...

That's what I sent them... 1984 vintage DD214 with my SSN blocked out.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,780
Posted By DaleB
^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This. Especially with me in the...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This. Especially with me in the plane, slowing down much below 55-60 knots with full flaps, it will come down like an elevator.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,019
Posted By DaleB
Count me among those who have replaces the flat...

Count me among those who have replaces the flat polycarbonate rear window with the molded acrylic one. We attached it with Sikaflex, and I'm very happy with it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,330
Posted By DaleB
Dang it!! No way to goose that sucker down into...

Dang it!! No way to goose that sucker down into LSA territory with turbines.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,330
Posted By DaleB
Geez, Scott. Way to burst the bubble, Mr....

Geez, Scott. Way to burst the bubble, Mr. Buzzkill.

:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-22-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 15,485
Posted By DaleB
Well, the bad news is... my 3D printed mount...

Well, the bad news is... my 3D printed mount failed. I'm really not THAT surprised, since the little mounting bosses have shear and tension stresses on them in the exact wrong direction for the 3D...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-22-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,821
Posted By DaleB
Yeah... I kind of wish I had a use for those...

Yeah... I kind of wish I had a use for those plugs in some other engine! We change them every annual, and the old plugs are still in find shape and would be still be usable in something else. At...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-21-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,821
Posted By DaleB
Exactly. I'll probably never know how the new...

Exactly. I'll probably never know how the new Bosch plugs work because they're priced ridiculously high.
Forum: Tools 10-15-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By DaleB
When I was building, I had a Sioux 1412, a cheap...

When I was building, I had a Sioux 1412, a cheap Northern Tool 1800 RPM air drill, and a Ryobi 18V cordless.

The cheap air drill was loud, big, and slow.

The battery powered drill was great for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-04-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,570
Posted By DaleB
Sorry, but that is not at all correct. A Sport...

Sorry, but that is not at all correct. A Sport Pilot, OR a Private or above flying with Sport Pilot privileges (in other words, with a lapsed but not denied medical), can fly anything that meets the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-01-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 830
Posted By DaleB
Purely by chance, my wife and I will be on a road...

Purely by chance, my wife and I will be on a road trip through the Southwest next week. ABQ, Santa Fe, Grand Canyon, Four Corners, Monument Valley, a few other points of interest. I guess we won't...
Forum: Safety 09-30-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,115
Posted By DaleB
One of my long term goals is to NOT have my last...

One of my long term goals is to NOT have my last thought on this earth be, "Well... wish I hadn't done that..."
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-30-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,469
Posted By DaleB
He's got a point. Aside from the number of...

He's got a point. Aside from the number of cylinders, air cooling instead of water, the fact that it's a radial and not a boxer, it's direct drive and won't need a PSRU, a couple dozen HP, it's...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-25-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,371
Posted By DaleB
Norm -- I certainly didn't take any offense to...

Norm -- I certainly didn't take any offense to your post. The 12 is a great little airplane, and will do what Van's claims it will. The only place I've seen performance lacking on ours, really, was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By DaleB
The maintenance manual will give you the details...

The maintenance manual will give you the details of the stands to build, and how to get the plane onto them. There is a nice set of plans here:...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,630
Posted By DaleB
No significant priming inside this airplane....

No significant priming inside this airplane. Since it's alclad, probably not necessary (refer to the many "primer wars" threads for both sides of the argument). It was finished in 2011, and we've...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,630
Posted By DaleB
Mine said 749 when I bought it. Paint, wheel...

Mine said 749 when I bought it. Paint, wheel pants, autopilot, no lights.

Let's just say I have no immediate plans to roll it onto the scales and check that number. I have lightened it up a little...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-23-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,371
Posted By DaleB
I'd be interested to know what prop pitch could...

I'd be interested to know what prop pitch could produce numbers like that, regardless of climb performance.

When I bought my RV-12, the prop was set somewhat over-pitched in an apparent attempt to...
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