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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 08:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bob Y
Nope - just aesthetics.

Nope - just aesthetics.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 06:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bob Y
Total disclosure - I did the same as you on the...

Total disclosure - I did the same as you on the hinge brackets for the same reason. They were the first rivets I got experience in removal. Youíll likely get a lot more before youíre done!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bob Y
If not specified, the general rule is to locate...

If not specified, the general rule is to locate the factory head, so the round head in your example, is on the side of the thinner material. If both Are the same thickness, aesthetics, or not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By Bob Y
If you haven't already, join your local EAA...

If you haven't already, join your local EAA chapter. You'll get plenty of support locally.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bob Y
There were several tight areas where I needed a...

There were several tight areas where I needed a hand riveter with a rotating head to get into some tight spaces. I used the Harbor Freight model and it works well. Also, when building the fuel tank...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bob Y
In some cases I found it necessary to simply use...

In some cases I found it necessary to simply use a hole deburring tool and slowly countersink the hole, periodically checking with a river to determine when I had gone deep enough.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2019, 05:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bob Y
As others have translated for me, technically I...

As others have translated for me, technically I should have said ďhand rivet squeezerĒ, which utilizes rivet and dimpling dies.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,493
Posted By Bob Y
Youíll need a hand riveter as not all parts can...

Youíll need a hand riveter as not all parts can be bench riveted. Youíll need to install some on the sub assemblies, which canít be lifted or positioned on a bench.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,744
Posted By Bob Y
Thanks for the clarification. I am aware of the...

Thanks for the clarification. I am aware of the 100 hour requirement when used for hire. So I guess in the context of this forum, the inspections are 12 months, or 100 hours, whichever comes first....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,744
Posted By Bob Y
I’m still in the process of building, so pardon...

I’m still in the process of building, so pardon the ignorant question, but if one flys say 40 hours/year, does it mean that 20 hours after the second annual condition inspection one needs to conduct...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,364
Posted By Bob Y
Thanks for the advice, but Iím running iOS on an...

Thanks for the advice, but Iím running iOS on an iPad. Not sure how to clear that. Like I said, Iím not an IT guru.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,364
Posted By Bob Y
Iím apparently having browser problems. My Vans...

Iím apparently having browser problems. My Vans web page keeps bringing up the 11/8/18 version of the avionics order form, but if I copy the link for the form and paste it into a new browser it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,364
Posted By Bob Y
Since itís showing up in the Garmin package, can...

Since itís showing up in the Garmin package, can someone at Vans confirm if the GTR-200 shown in the Dynon package is correct or not updated yet?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-25-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,364
Posted By Bob Y
New GTR-200B

Anyone know if the new 200B will be an upgrade option over the 200 in the RV-12 avionics...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-10-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,739
Posted By Bob Y
Notification dated December 12, 2016 for...

Notification dated December 12, 2016 for retrofitidentifies the parts.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/Notifications/Notification-2016-12-14.pdf
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-30-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By Bob Y
I donít have a flying 12 yet, so canít help...

I donít have a flying 12 yet, so canít help diagnose the problem, but if I did, Iíd need more information to help. Does it occur when the plane isnít moving? Is there a specific air speed at which...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By Bob Y
Yes - Guss at Support.

Yes - Guss at Support.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By Bob Y
RV-12iS Section 29 Assembly Sequence Error

If youíve not yet completed your iS fuselage kit, be aware there is an assembly sequence error on the last two pages of section 29. Do NOT rivet the ingress/egress assistance handle to the F-01240-1...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By Bob Y
Thanks for the suggestion. I was pretty excited...

Thanks for the suggestion. I was pretty excited when I tried it, but it apparently doesnít like something about that url. Neither the visual, text or web compare modes will work. Thanks again...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By Bob Y
Updates to Sections 26 & 32

For those interested, Vanís just posted updates to Sections 26 & 32. Would be great if it were possible to subscribe to notifications when updates were posted.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,092
Posted By Bob Y
Just about finished with my iS fuselage kit and...

Just about finished with my iS fuselage kit and have yet to wish I had one.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,092
Posted By Bob Y
Make sure there is adequate oil level in the...

Make sure there is adequate oil level in the reservoir. Mine stops pulling in one shot when the oil is low.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-01-2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By Bob Y
I ended up using a crow foot wrench. I tightened...

I ended up using a crow foot wrench. I tightened the fitting by hand then used the wrench and tighten it the additional 1/4 turn with the wrench in my hand. Definitely couldnít get the breaker bar...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,173
Posted By Bob Y
Correct- sine...

Correct- sine...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,173
Posted By Bob Y
X wind component = wind speed x cosine of wind...

X wind component = wind speed x cosine of wind angle with runway.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,691
Posted By Bob Y
Scott, what powder coat color options are there...

Scott, what powder coat color options are there for the instrument panel?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-24-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By Bob Y
I used a 9-V transistor battery and it worked...

I used a 9-V transistor battery and it worked just fine.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By Bob Y
If the door only opens 90 degrees, youíll likely...

If the door only opens 90 degrees, youíll likely need to remove it from the hinges, like I had to do.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-13-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Bob Y
Let us know what works so some of us can steal...

Let us know what works so some of us can steal shamelessly 😊
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-13-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Bob Y
Guess it would have been a good place for a nut...

Guess it would have been a good place for a nut plate. How about a doubler secured with blind rivets, assuming you can pant it to match, or can it be slid behind the longeron cover? Or maybe a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,475
Posted By Bob Y
Not sure about everyone else, but I had to use a...

Not sure about everyone else, but I had to use a hand pop riveter with a swivel head to get into the fuselage center section for those rivets. The Harbor Freight model worked well for me.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 983
Posted By Bob Y
Coincidentally, I just started on page 21-02...

Coincidentally, I just started on page 21-02 today, but this was where I stopped for the day. The last sentence in step 6 of my manual (revision date 09/18/17) says "Use two thin flush sets in a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,145
Posted By Bob Y
Two questions regarding this option... First,...

Two questions regarding this option... First, would installation pre certification negate E-LSA certification and result in EAB certification? Second, is the same package used on the iS engine? ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By Bob Y
I canít answer your specific substitution...

I canít answer your specific substitution question, but I just checked my inventory. I completed my wings a couple of weeks ago and have 9 LP4-4s left over. And I donít recall having to have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-01-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,136
Posted By Bob Y
So no concern regarding the strength of those...

So no concern regarding the strength of those using aluminum? Shear strength if side loaded when tied down in a heavy wind? And there is a gap between the bottom of my threaded tie down extrusion...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-03-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 844
Posted By Bob Y
Working on my wing kit now and will be...

Working on my wing kit now and will be terminating those within the next week or so. I intend to use this:

https://www.showmecables.com/d-sub-crimp-tool

It's what I used to terminate the MOLEX...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-26-2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,385
Posted By Bob Y
Thanks for the guidance. Guess Iíll deal with...

Thanks for the guidance. Guess Iíll deal with mixing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,385
Posted By Bob Y
Ok, so I'm just starting my wing kit, so rather...

Ok, so I'm just starting my wing kit, so rather naÔve regarding fuel tank sealant, which I see I will need to seal the position lights to the wing tips too. Can someone explain why one of the many...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,308
Posted By Bob Y
When you say you "Checked wiring continuity ok.",...

When you say you "Checked wiring continuity ok.", unless you mean you did what I'm going to suggest, never mind, but if not, I'd suggest checking for change in resistance across the position...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,836
Posted By Bob Y
Now if Vans will just add a locking canopy latch...

Now if Vans will just add a locking canopy latch with MATCHING key to their RV-12 product roadmap, we'll be golden!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,179
Posted By Bob Y
SB 18-02-02 & Paint vs. Vinyl Wrap

I am barely into my empennage kit, so painting is way off on the project list, but this SB caused me to bring-up a discussion with my friend, whoís much further along on his RV-12. This SB brought...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,011
Posted By Bob Y
Wow - thanks for the almost instantaneous...

Wow - thanks for the almost instantaneous response, Scott. I'll let you know if our definitions of "simple" are aligned :-)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,011
Posted By Bob Y
For those of us fortunate to have not yet built...

For those of us fortunate to have not yet built our tail cones and are planning on pursuing the iS option, are modifications to the non iS tail cone skin required? If so, can I assume they are more...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,283
Posted By Bob Y
Speaking of the heaterÖ Iím only about 30 hours...

Speaking of the heaterÖ Iím only about 30 hours into the build on the RV-12 empennage, so take my frame of reference into account, but I recall seeing a blog complaining about the inability to reach...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,850
Posted By Bob Y
So, if one did use the top tie-down for lifting,...

So, if one did use the top tie-down for lifting, does anyone know what the sanctioned method is for covering the hole?
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