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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 732
Posted By rv9builder
Great-looking plane, Jon! Any photos of the...

Great-looking plane, Jon! Any photos of the interior?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-12-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,905
Posted By rv9builder
That looks really nice Ryan! Did you put some...

That looks really nice Ryan! Did you put some sort of primer underneath the Bronze and rattle-can clear coat over the bronze?

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,960
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for the info, Tom. Sorry to hear yours...

Thanks for the info, Tom. Sorry to hear yours cracked.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,960
Posted By rv9builder
Tom, where did it crack? Did Van's have any...

Tom, where did it crack? Did Van's have any suggestions about how to prevent the problem?

Thanks,
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-10-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,125
Posted By rv9builder
I have a similar dimple in my fuselage tail cone....

I have a similar dimple in my fuselage tail cone. I have no idea how it got there, but at some point during construction I must have accidentally banged something into the skin. I try to be as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By rv9builder
Solid AN rivets are 100 degrees (AN426AD-3-4, for...

Solid AN rivets are 100 degrees (AN426AD-3-4, for example)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-03-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By rv9builder
You might ask Van's if you can rivet a doubler...

You might ask Van's if you can rivet a doubler over the damaged hole and then drill a hole in the doubler to the correct size. One side of the doubler would probably need to be curved to match the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-29-2019, 11:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, John. I'll have to look around for a...

Thanks, John. I'll have to look around for a smaller one. The diameter of the one I have is too big and can't reach the stem inside the hole.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-29-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 914
Posted By rv9builder
John, Did you find a spring-loaded center punch...

John,
Did you find a spring-loaded center punch narrow enough to fit in the hole in the rivet where the stem is, or did you have to modify a punch to get it to work?
Thanks,
Forum: RV-14 08-28-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,039
Posted By rv9builder
I just use Microsoft Word for my log and keep the...

I just use Microsoft Word for my log and keep the file on my Mac. I make a quick entry of what I did each time I'm in the shop, so everything is listed in chronological order. You can import photos...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-28-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,905
Posted By rv9builder
What you say is true if the -12 is registered...

What you say is true if the -12 is registered E/A-B. If it’s an ELSA, the second owner can take a course and be eligible to sign off on condition inspections for that particular airplane. If he/she...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 846
Posted By rv9builder
I assume you have the first gen RV-12. Perhaps...

I assume you have the first gen RV-12. Perhaps the electric flap system from the -12iS could be adapted.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,248
Posted By rv9builder
EAA Chapter 1000 published plans for a workbench...

EAA Chapter 1000 published plans for a workbench measuring 24”x60.” I like the narrow width but wanted more length, so I made two benches 24”x90” from one piece of 4’x8’ plywood. As John suggests, I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 869
Posted By rv9builder
That would be my guess. I had a similar issue in...

That would be my guess. I had a similar issue in a Piper Warrior that I owned. On short final, at a certain rpm under certain conditions, the door handle would suddenly come alive and start vibrating...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By rv9builder
On Van's...

On Van's website:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-12is/#aircraft-details-1
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-04-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,553
Posted By rv9builder
Great story about your trip. Thanks for posting...

Great story about your trip. Thanks for posting it!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By rv9builder
Are you referring to drawing 9iS/U-04, step 1,...

Are you referring to drawing 9iS/U-04, step 1, figure 1? You are correct that LP4-3 rivets are called out for attaching the hinge brackets to the forward spar.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-31-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By rv9builder
How to set up a poll

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/faq.php?faq=vb_read_and_post#faq_vb_poll_explain
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,689
Posted By rv9builder
Gary Sobek’s RV-6 (the first completed RV I ever...

Gary Sobek’s RV-6 (the first completed RV I ever saw) and Van's original O-235-powered RV-9 prototype.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,578
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Randy! I bet it was a really interesting...

Thanks, Randy! I bet it was a really interesting presentation.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,578
Posted By rv9builder
Designing and Testing the RV-12iS

Did anyone attend today’s seminar with Rian Johnson? What did you learn?

I wonder if a video or podcast is available?
Forum: Tools 07-22-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By rv9builder
Good suggestion, Keith! Have fun at OSH!

Good suggestion, Keith! Have fun at OSH!
Forum: Tools 07-21-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By rv9builder
I think you're correct, Gil. But here's one that...

I think you're correct, Gil. But here's one that is similar....
Forum: Tools 07-21-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Marc, but I'm not sure a typical torque...

Thanks, Marc, but I'm not sure a typical torque wrench from Harbor Freight is up to aircraft standards. That said, Harbor Freight has a high-end line of torque wrenches called Icon. I thought this...
Forum: Tools 07-21-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By rv9builder
I have that same wrench and use it for AN-3...

I have that same wrench and use it for AN-3 bolts. Since it maxes out at 60 inch pounds, I've never used it for AN4s.
Forum: Tools 07-20-2019, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 993
Posted By rv9builder
1/4 or 3/8-inch torque wrench?

I want to buy a 20–150 inch-pound CDI torque wrench. They are available with either a 1/4-inch drive or a 3/8-inch drive. Is one drive size better than the other for working on aircraft and torquing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,945
Posted By rv9builder
I'd keep the two models in one forum for the...

I'd keep the two models in one forum for the reasons mentioned when we discussed this about 6 months ago.

But I also agree it's helpful if you list RV-12 or RV-12iS in your signature or mention it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,349
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations, Brent! You have a great-looking...

Congratulations, Brent! You have a great-looking 12!
Forum: Painting your RV 07-12-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,952
Posted By rv9builder
Looks nice! What kind of paint did you use? How...

Looks nice! What kind of paint did you use? How long did it take?
Forum: RV-14 07-09-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,350
Posted By rv9builder
Been there, done that, way too many times! :D

Been there, done that, way too many times! :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-25-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,558
Posted By rv9builder
Very nice, Rick!

Very nice, Rick!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,461
Posted By rv9builder
Actually it is! It's the main fuel pump, aux fuel...

Actually it is! It's the main fuel pump, aux fuel pump, etc. Some of the tubing comes already completed, and some is done by the builder.
Forum: Tools 06-23-2019, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,528
Posted By rv9builder
This tool has worked well for me: Cleaveland...

This tool has worked well for me:

Cleaveland Tool Close Quarter Rivet Pulling Wedge

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Close-Quarter-Rivet-Pulling-Wedge/productinfo/5012/#.XRAgDy3MxE4
Forum: Painting your RV 06-21-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,969
Posted By rv9builder
Looks nice, Jim! Did you fill the rivets in the...

Looks nice, Jim!

Did you fill the rivets in the close-up shot before applying the vinyl?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,154
Posted By rv9builder
Here's a thread you might find interesting. Part...

Here's a thread you might find interesting. Part of the trip was done by flying an RV-12, and part was done with the RV-12 in a U-Haul truck. Check out post #1 in the thread. There's a link to a...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-26-2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,395
Posted By rv9builder
After bumping into mine a few times, I took a...

After bumping into mine a few times, I took a piece of pink fluorescent pool noodle, cut it to length, and slipped it over the steps. It provided padding and was much easier to see....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,240
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Jeff!

Thanks, Jeff!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2019, 01:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,240
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Jeff. Did the top of the longeron stay...

Thanks, Jeff. Did the top of the longeron stay flat when you opened it with a socket and then made the twist? I chuckled at the note to use a metric crescent wrench!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,240
Posted By rv9builder
Would it make sense to use the F-01234-1 canopy...

Would it make sense to use the F-01234-1 canopy decks as templates to check the factory's bends before you start to drill/Cleco the longerons? I think that was the standard procedure for RV-12s that...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-29-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By rv9builder
Looks good, Brandon! I like how you do a wrap-up...

Looks good, Brandon! I like how you do a wrap-up of what you just completed. Very informative and fun to watch.

Maybe also start each segment by quickly saying what you're about to do before the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 97,040
Posted By rv9builder
Nice looking plane, Chris!

Nice looking plane, Chris!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,391
Posted By rv9builder
You might contact Synergy Air. They’re a builder...

You might contact Synergy Air. They’re a builder assist shop and also built the S-LSA RV-12s for Van’s for many years. They should know how long it takes to build a stabilator.

http://synergyair.com
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,839
Posted By rv9builder
High E or low E string? :D

High E or low E string? :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,353
Posted By rv9builder
I also removed the vinyl without marking the...

I also removed the vinyl without marking the parts, so I faced the same dilemma.

Looking carefully at Detail A-A, you can see that the F-1278 top skin is sloping aft, but the bottom flange of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,630
Posted By rv9builder
Let us know how it turns out if you decide to...

Let us know how it turns out if you decide to make a joggle. I agree it would look better.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,475
Posted By rv9builder
One nice thing about having the thumb drive is...

One nice thing about having the thumb drive is when there’s a discussion on VAF about a kit you haven’t received yet, if someone references a page or drawing, you can check the page and see what they...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,630
Posted By rv9builder
Would one of these...

Would one of these...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 638
Views: 435,995
Posted By rv9builder
Very nice paint scheme, Jim!

Very nice paint scheme, Jim!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-13-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,070
Posted By rv9builder
One skill you probably won’t learn building a 12...

One skill you probably won’t learn building a 12 that is absolutely critical to building a 9 is how to use a rivet gun. The 12 was designed to be built without using a rivet gun although I've used...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,172
Posted By rv9builder
There are two versions of the HS-01231C gusset....

There are two versions of the HS-01231C gusset. It's possible you received the wrong one for your kit. See this thread for more information, especially post #18 and 22....
Forum: Tools 03-09-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,492
Posted By rv9builder
About 20 years ago, I bought a Quincy compressor...

About 20 years ago, I bought a Quincy compressor and an Ingersoll Rand die grinder from Harbor Freight. I still use both. I don't think Harbor Freight sells much brand-name stuff today—except, of...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-08-2019, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By rv9builder
I hope you're not getting ready to cut the long...

I hope you're not getting ready to cut the long fuselage longerons that ship with the wing kit! :eek:
Forum: California 03-08-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,586
Posted By rv9builder
I wonder how this came about. Anybody know?

I wonder how this came about. Anybody know?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,048
Posted By rv9builder
Very interesting. I'm going to give this a...

Very interesting. I'm going to give this a try.

Thanks!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,048
Posted By rv9builder
What you're describing has been my experience,...

What you're describing has been my experience, too. Usually the LP4-3 rivets will fit through the holes in the individual pieces, but as soon as I cleco the pieces together, the rivet no longer fits,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-04-2019, 07:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,048
Posted By rv9builder
Having deburred thousands of holes on an RV-9A, I...

Having deburred thousands of holes on an RV-9A, I know where you’re coming from with regards to deburring. However, Section 5.2 says, “Holes that were factory punched to final size can be inspected...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,038
Posted By rv9builder
My guess is that it may have something to do with...

My guess is that it may have something to do with the 51% rule. Perhaps there's a requirement that builders have to complete certain fabrication tasks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,019
Posted By rv9builder
I was wondering the exact same thing. Maybe send...

I was wondering the exact same thing. Maybe send the photos to tech support and ask which position is correct? Please let us know what they say.

Thanks,
Forum: Midwest 02-24-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,860
Posted By rv9builder
Look up the N-number at the FAA Registry...

Look up the N-number at the FAA Registry website.
https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry/nnum_inquiry.aspx

If the RV-12 is Experimental Light Sport, in the “Aircraft Description” section, Van’s...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-22-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Dean. I appreciate it.

Thanks, Dean. I appreciate it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,429
Posted By rv9builder
Dean, What did Sterling recommend? Thanks,

Dean,

What did Sterling recommend?

Thanks,
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,019
Posted By rv9builder
Here's a photo that might be helpful. See the...

Here's a photo that might be helpful. See the first post in this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=138027&highlight=spar+receptacle

It looks like the trick is to remove...
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