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Forum: RV-12 07-06-2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By gblwy
Thanks, Joe. The solenoid is getting very hot,...

Thanks, Joe.

The solenoid is getting very hot, then it sticks when closing everything down. Once it cools down it resets. Unless you have any other bright ideas I will probably have to replace...
Forum: RV-12 07-04-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By gblwy
So next time we try to switch on the avionics...

So next time we try to switch on the avionics with the master switch off? Everything should come to life?
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,114
Posted By gblwy
Another cooling fan question

We have an original D180 RV12. Today, after a one hour flight in warm (by UK standards) flight at 13 degrees C at 4000 feet we landed, switched everything off and the fans and fuel pump kept...
Forum: RV-12 05-23-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By gblwy
Thanks

Thanks, Scott. Thanks, Jim.
Forum: RV-12 05-22-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,296
Posted By gblwy
Original AV control module

Hi,

After 7 years of service the plane suffered a complete electrical failure after switching off the Master Switch, or possibly at the subsequent switch on. There was no sign of life whatsoever. ...
Forum: RV-12 02-18-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,111
Posted By gblwy
I, too, lost a roller when I pulled too hard. ...

I, too, lost a roller when I pulled too hard. McFarlane kindly send me three more.
Forum: RV-12 02-18-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,864
Posted By gblwy
A year or so ago I sold a half share in my RV12...

A year or so ago I sold a half share in my RV12 to a flying partner. I asked him whether he wanted to buy the front half or the back half. He elected to take the back half. Result!!! I'll have...
Forum: RV-12 02-18-2018, 05:42 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,864
Posted By gblwy
Tools

Hoping the bits get to the UK without too much delay. Please...

Having read the instructions I made a list of tools I plan to have to hand:

camera (to take pics)
screwdriver
socket set
tape
wire...
Forum: RV-12 01-15-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,392
Posted By gblwy
Not I (in soggy Scotland)

Not I (in soggy Scotland)
Forum: RV-12 01-15-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,147
Posted By gblwy
Well done!

Congrats from the oldest RV12 in the UK, now in its 7th year (plus 10 days)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-06-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 29,230
Posted By gblwy
Barra, in Scotland

http://i67.tinypic.com/2rfx25s.jpg

This beach is a commercial "airport" with daily flights.

Cheers...Keith
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 84,398
Posted By gblwy
Not much change to the Scottish weather. We're...

Not much change to the Scottish weather. We're waiting for the leftovers from the NY/Boston storm :o

Picture was taken at a different time...
Forum: RV-12 01-04-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 84,398
Posted By gblwy
G-RMPS who lives in Scotland

http://i63.tinypic.com/15n0oq0.jpg
Forum: RV-12 08-25-2017, 02:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,360
Posted By gblwy
Thanks, Joe. I'll try 4 or 5. However, it...

Thanks, Joe. I'll try 4 or 5. However, it doesn't explain why changing the D180 unit produces very high readings. Unless, of course, my previous setting was 4 or 5, but I don't recall ever playing...
Forum: RV-12 08-23-2017, 04:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,360
Posted By gblwy
Very high fuel pressure, engine off!

I have now calibrated the fuel gauge, confirming this has no bearing on the fuel pressure indication.

The pressure is still showing around 20 psi with the engine off and electric fuel pump fuse...
Forum: RV-12 08-16-2017, 03:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,360
Posted By gblwy
Thanks, Tony, but it is definitely set to...

Thanks, Tony, but it is definitely set to "1".
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,360
Posted By gblwy
Configuring a replacement Dynon

...so I plugged in a loaner unit which had been configured for something completely different. I installed the latest Dynon Support Program version, then tried to restore a previous backup of my...
Forum: RV-12 08-12-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,360
Posted By gblwy
You're not the only dim one ;-)

I believed my D180 was getting dimmer over the six years, and had already approached Dynon to see if there was an upgrade option.

And then this week, quite suddenly, the screen became unstable with...
Forum: RV-12 05-22-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,131
Posted By gblwy
Me too!

When you do it, try not to lose the small bullet-shaped things. I did, and had to order replacements...
Forum: RV-12 12-21-2016, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,683
Posted By gblwy
Yes, absolutely. If it is a local flight, I just...

Yes, absolutely. If it is a local flight, I just set it to zero and use the Dynon to adjust pressure settings as required. I bought the unit with a millibar scale for Europe and 20,000 ceiling. I...
Forum: RV-12 12-20-2016, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,683
Posted By gblwy
The link above showed two different scenarios for...

The link above showed two different scenarios for different model numbers. My model number relates to the second scenario (describing a "special screw"). I'll need to remove the instrument cover to...
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,683
Posted By gblwy
Looks likely, certainly it's a 2.25 inch unit. ...

Looks likely, certainly it's a 2.25 inch unit. Not sure I understand the instructions, but I'll certainly take a look.

Thanks very much...Keith
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2016, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,683
Posted By gblwy
The Dynon shows the correct height.

The Dynon shows the correct height.
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2016, 12:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,683
Posted By gblwy
Winter altimeter

Hi,

I have the original Flightdek D180 and a backup 2.25 inch Winter altimeter.

The D180 shows zero height when the correct barometric pressure is dialled in. When I use the same pressure setting...
Forum: RV-12 02-23-2016, 03:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,870
Posted By gblwy
Progress...

After much investigation it turns out that the fuel sensor supplied had the correct Dynon part number on the packet and the accompanying paperwork, but the Kavlico part inside the packet did not have...
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2016, 12:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,870
Posted By gblwy
Thanks, I'll try that...

Thanks, I'll try that...
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2016, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,601
Posted By gblwy
Reg Font etc

If, like many others, you elect not to go with the CAA's required font and size, remember the slope of the examples you quote are different on each side of the plane ;-)
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2016, 11:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,870
Posted By gblwy
Capacitor wiring

Thanks, but yes. Positive to green. So no firecracker.

Cheers...Keith
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2016, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,870
Posted By gblwy
Another Kavlico problem

Hi,

Please can anyone offer suggestions as to next steps? Here's the background...

1. After 250 hours I suddenly started getting intermittent high fuel pressure warnings. I have a D180 with the...
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,476
Posted By gblwy
RV12 model

This was given to me as a present. I have had similar ones made in the past by an outfit in the Philippines.

http://i64.tinypic.com/2v81qnl.jpg

http://i63.tinypic.com/aesmj9.jpg

This shows I...
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 64,479
Posted By gblwy
Graphical illustration of voltage

Yesterday I downloaded my Dynon stats onto my laptop. I have drawn graphs of rpm and voltage for the last flight before replacing the voltage regulator and then similar graphs for the first flight...
Forum: RV-12 11-23-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 64,479
Posted By gblwy
You can send another arctic blast if you like. ...

You can send another arctic blast if you like. The weather was cold but dry. Thick air, lots of lift, unlimited vis, ideal really. Especially when the heater is quite effective at cruise...
Forum: RV-12 11-23-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,525
Posted By gblwy
Sorry no pic. In fact the step was painted black...

Sorry no pic. In fact the step was painted black so would be difficult to see the fracture.

Cheers...Keith
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,128
Posted By gblwy
I must almost be that guy. I recently changed...

I must almost be that guy. I recently changed the throttle. I did recheck the idle and rebalanced the carbs. Took five minutes,

Cheers...Keith
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 64,479
Posted By gblwy
I'm lazy. I replaced with like-for-like in the...

I'm lazy. I replaced with like-for-like in the same location. I got five years use out of the first one. It and the step (another topic) have been the only failures over the period.

Cheers...Keith
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 64,479
Posted By gblwy
And another one...

I started to hear noise in my headsets at low revs, and planned to investigate at the next service interval.

Then I started to get low voltage warnings prior to takeoff.

Then these also started to...
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,525
Posted By gblwy
Another short step!

Thanks for the reminder about exiting backwards. I have exited forwards many times, I thought gently, certainly not jumping on the step.

Recently the step failed when I was climbing in. Not a...
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 39,459
Posted By gblwy
My experience

Hi,

I was nervous about applying this mod, and was in two minds about the undertaking while I had the airplane in bits for the annual inspection - there was no signs of cracking, so no obvious...
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,376
Posted By gblwy
Warning ;-)

I chamfered the edge of my parts at home before taking them to the plane to undertake the rest of the work. This is not the sequence called out in the plans, but I wanted to use tools I had at home....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-02-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 62,826
Posted By gblwy
Somewhere in Europe

http://i61.tinypic.com/28ssf0g.jpg

HNY everyone!
Forum: RV-12 12-20-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,290
Posted By gblwy
Forwards I think. I actually have a photo of 0.8...

Forwards I think. I actually have a photo of 0.8 knots. It's hard to tell as the Garmin GPS and the Skydemon GPS software on my iPad both went haywire. Had me going round in circles as the ground...
Forum: RV-12 12-20-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,290
Posted By gblwy
Personal Bests - height and speed

Three PBs for my RV12 today...

http://i60.tinypic.com/25gyxy8.jpg

http://i60.tinypic.com/1fwowx.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/2drz5lv.jpg

Merry Christmas...Keith
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-18-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 62,826
Posted By gblwy
LDDU it is - Dubrovnic, now Croatia.

LDDU it is - Dubrovnic, now Croatia.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-18-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 62,826
Posted By gblwy
Yes, that rock! Via Tangiar, Morocco as you...

Yes, that rock! Via Tangiar, Morocco as you cannot fly from Spain to Gib even though the land just to the right of the runway is Spain!
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-18-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 62,826
Posted By gblwy
Another European one...

A harder one. Especially as the co-pilot window cleaner seemed to have been on strike.

http://i57.tinypic.com/orq8mw.jpg
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-18-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 62,826
Posted By gblwy
One for the Europeans...

http://i61.tinypic.com/1ibibm.jpg
Forum: RV-12 07-14-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,242
Posted By gblwy
Can be done...

I have medium size hands, and small brain ;-) completely deficient of engineering, metalworking knowledge/skills. However, I had blind faith in Van's ability to design something I could build, and...
Forum: RV-12 07-14-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 21,373
Posted By gblwy
Electrical tape too thin

At the second attempt, I reverted to using just one layer of electrical tape. This has proved insufficient. I recently flew through some light rain and had rain drips coming through and running down...
Forum: RV-12 07-14-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,684
Posted By gblwy
Cheapskate

Given the cost of fuel in Europe and, being retired, there's no rush so I fly at 100 kts burning 15.5 litres an hour, that's under 4 gph.

Cheers...Keith
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,260
Posted By gblwy
Why RV-12's have wing-tip handholds

Tuesday, following G-RMPS’s annual condition inspection and air test the previous week, the weather throughout Scotland looked exceptional. Time to get back in the saddle. At the airport I reckoned...
Forum: RV-12 06-02-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,636
Posted By gblwy
I can cope with bouncy indications. I cannot...

I can cope with bouncy indications. I cannot cope with the audio warning blaring every couple of minutes ;-)
Forum: RV-12 06-02-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,888
Posted By gblwy
Cowl hinge problem

Fortunately mine all worked fine. The lateral ones are bent to the profile and the longitudinal ones are straight. I wax them after every use.

A couple of days ago I put the lower cowling on after...
Forum: RV-12 05-31-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,636
Posted By gblwy
EGT fixed?

Update: I replaced the "defective" right side EGT sensor. To facilitate feeding the new sensor up the back of the engine I chopped the bottom off the old one, joined old and new units with a...
Forum: RV-12 05-22-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,497
Posted By gblwy
Cigarette lighter socket

During my annual inspection I was daft enough to plug a small portable vacuum cleaner into the socket to clean the aircraft interor. It never occurred to me that the vacuum pulls 10A, so the 5A...
Forum: RV-12 03-15-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,791
Posted By gblwy
Ywes, RV12 nosewheel

I think I cracked a ball bearing in the nosewheel - don't know how/why. I found the serial number of the bearing stamped on it and ordered a replacement from a bearing supplier in the UK. Around...
Forum: RV-12 03-14-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,791
Posted By gblwy
Nose wheel bearing

Here's what I used...

16282RS Rubber Sealed Imperial Deep Groove Ball Bearing

Cheers...Keith
Forum: RV-12 03-14-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,636
Posted By gblwy
Intermittent high EGT warning

Hi,

This week both EGT displays on the Dynon (D180) were normal in the air (2 x 2-hour flights) but on the ground while stationery and taxiing EGT2 fluctuated between what I believe to be the real...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,949
Posted By gblwy
Best laugh this year. Sorry!

Best laugh this year. Sorry!
Forum: RV-12 02-25-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 21,373
Posted By gblwy
No good here either...

I waited a long time for the recommended sticky stuff to arrive from the US. The job seemed easy when it did arrive, but I had a **** of a job removing the top cover next time around - to the extent...
Forum: RV-12 02-04-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,493
Posted By gblwy
And do it up tight...

I had no idea how tight to do up fuel line fittings. As a result my plane leaked like a sieve after I had completed building it.

This fitting is a bugbear. I managed to tighten the fitting but...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-29-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 21,184
Posted By gblwy
Forth Bridges - Edinburgh

Two for the price of one. Wait a couple of years and I'll get you three for the price of one!


http://i59.tinypic.com/335doxf.jpg

http://i59.tinypic.com/2yxgeq8.jpg

Cheers...Keith
Forum: RV-12 01-25-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,406
Posted By gblwy
Well, for an ex-Lycoming driver it's much too...

Well, for an ex-Lycoming driver it's much too fast in any currency ;-)

Having said that I wouldn't swap my engine - starts in a heartbeat, sounds fine in the cockpit, and people on the ground have...
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