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Forum: RV-12 01-04-2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,177
Posted By rv9builder
Nice chart, Carl! It all seems so simple when you...

Nice chart, Carl! It all seems so simple when you see it organized like that. Proof that a picture is worth a thousand words!
Forum: RV-12 12-20-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By rv9builder
Has anybody tried 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive or...

Has anybody tried 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive or something similar?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-16-7-oz-Super-77-Spray-Adhesive-77-24VOC30/301619194#product_description
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-17-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,257
Posted By rv9builder
Maybe say "larger interior"? I like what you...

Maybe say "larger interior"?

I like what you didóvery clever!
Forum: RV-12 12-11-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,393
Posted By rv9builder
Is there enough room to remove it with an angle...

Is there enough room to remove it with an angle drill and a very short bit?

Plan B: If you put the manufactured head aft, could you carefully bend the baggage floors down to provide enough room for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,123
Posted By rv9builder
When I do the initial kit inventory, I usually...

When I do the initial kit inventory, I usually write what's inside the brown paper bags on the outside of the bag before I staple them shut again.

After I open the small clear bags and use a few...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,248
Posted By rv9builder
So sorry this happened. Now I understand why you...

So sorry this happened. Now I understand why you were saying in another thread that you only use 100LL. I wonder if the mogas we have in California is barely up to Rotax minimums. Here in the LA...
Forum: RV-12 11-30-2017, 10:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,248
Posted By rv9builder
Jim, What happened at 47 hours? It wasn't covered...

Jim, What happened at 47 hours? It wasn't covered under warranty?
Forum: RV-12 11-30-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,360
Posted By rv9builder
I ordered mine on July 25, and they gave me an...

I ordered mine on July 25, and they gave me an approximate crating date of November 13. I thought the date would probably slip when I ordered it, but Van's was right on time! The kit was delivered a...
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2017, 10:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,986
Posted By rv9builder
Bob, Is this the service bulletin you're...

Bob, Is this the service bulletin you're referring to?

https://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/sb12-11-09-Addendum.pdf

Thanks,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2017, 09:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,306
Posted By rv9builder
Two possibilities:...

Two possibilities:

https://www.westsystem.com/501-white-pigment

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cmpages/epoxyPigments.php?clickkey=3581
Forum: RV-12 11-22-2017, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,661
Posted By rv9builder
Paul, Very niceóthe plane and the video! You did...

Paul,
Very niceóthe plane and the video! You did an excellent job of capturing the experience of building your own plane!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-15-2017, 09:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,521
Posted By rv9builder
I had a very early 9/9A kit. If I remember...

I had a very early 9/9A kit. If I remember correctly, no mention was made in the plans to use ProSeal or tape on the trailing edges. I used lots of weight (sandbags) and clecoes to hold everything in...
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,536
Posted By rv9builder
Which Rotax engine for your RV-12iS fuselage?

I received a notice from Vanís saying they need to know what engine Iíll be using before they ship my RV-12iS fuselage kit. Iím still on the fence on this. I like that the 912iS has fuel injection...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2017, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,177
Posted By rv9builder
All AN hardware is included in the kit. Unless...

All AN hardware is included in the kit. Unless you lose something, you shouldnít need to buy extra. That said, I have some extra bolts in the more common sizes that I sometimes use for test fitting,...
Forum: RV-10 10-25-2017, 03:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,119
Posted By rv9builder
Deburring holes can be tedious, but goes fairly...

Deburring holes can be tedious, but goes fairly quickly. What drives me crazy is deburring all the tight spaces between flanges on ribs and bulkheads.
Forum: RV-12 10-23-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 505
Posted By rv9builder
F-1270 Fuselage Side Skins Length

Does anybody know how long the forward-fuselage F-1270 side skins are from the firewall back to the aft end of the skin (not counting the little triangular section that gets removed after...
Forum: RV-12 10-22-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 958
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations! Post a photo if you can!

Congratulations! Post a photo if you can!
Forum: Reviews 10-19-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By rv9builder
I found something similar at Aircraft Spruce. It...

I found something similar at Aircraft Spruce. It also works great!

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/cspages/cangun.php
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,537
Posted By rv9builder
Make sure it doesnít extend more than 1 inch or...

Make sure it doesnít extend more than 1 inch or you can break the Main Squeeze. :eek:
Fortunately, Cleaveland was able to fix mine! :o

There are some instructions in a PDF file on the Cleaveland...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,537
Posted By rv9builder
Mine feels pretty similar to what you're...

Mine feels pretty similar to what you're describing, so I don't think yours is defective. Work with it a bit longer and you'll get used to it. If you've ever tried to set 1/8-inch rivets with any...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-11-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,759
Posted By rv9builder
Very nice, Scott! It would be fun to see a...

Very nice, Scott! It would be fun to see a "before" shot to see the transition.
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2017, 12:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,822
Posted By rv9builder
Jim, Did you take the course? What does the...

Jim,

Did you take the course? What does the curriculum include?

Thanks,
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 911
Posted By rv9builder
Check out page 9 of the 6th 2009 issue of the...

Check out page 9 of the 6th 2009 issue of the RVator. You can see how Van sealed the gap on his RV-12. Here's a link:

http://vansaircraft.com/public/RVator.htm
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,966
Posted By rv9builder
Vic, what was your typical TAS and fuel flow...

Vic, what was your typical TAS and fuel flow during the trip?

Thanks,
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2017, 02:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,525
Posted By rv9builder
Get some scrap aluminum to practice on if youíre...

Get some scrap aluminum to practice on if youíre not familiar with how to use your new tools. Vanís sells something called a trim bundle if you canít find scraps locally.

Read the directions...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-24-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,379
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, j-red, jcarne, and Roberta! I appreciate...

Thanks, j-red, jcarne, and Roberta! I appreciate your suggestions.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-23-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,379
Posted By rv9builder
Interesting idea! What type of Olfa knife?...

Interesting idea! What type of Olfa knife? Straight blade, snap-off cutter, or rotary blade?

Thanks
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2017, 03:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By rv9builder
Itís been a few years since Iíve used MK-319...

Itís been a few years since Iíve used MK-319 rivets, but if I remember correctly, first drill to #40 as usual, dimple as usual, then enlarge the dimpled holes to 7/64Ē. You might want to practice on...
Forum: RV-10 08-19-2017, 12:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 726
Posted By rv9builder
According to this page from Vanís online catalog,...

According to this page from Vanís online catalog, a CS4-4 rivet is 1/8 inch in diameter, so it should fit in a #30 hole. MK-319 rivets look similar to a CS4-4, but they are smaller and 7/64 is the...
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,960
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Rich and Chuck.

Thanks, Rich and Chuck.
Forum: RV-12 08-16-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,960
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Rich, Have the bearings been holding in place...

Hi Rich,

Have the bearings been holding in place since you did the service bulletin? My kit is still under construction, and I'm just about to rivet the bearings into place. I've been debating...
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,284
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Lon, This link might help...

Hi Lon,

This link might help you:

https://www.cps-parts.com/

California Power Systems is a Rotax dealer in Corona that is owned by Aircraft Spruce. At the top of their home page is a link that...
Forum: Tools 08-13-2017, 01:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By rv9builder
I built an RV-9A empennage, fuselage and wings...

I built an RV-9A empennage, fuselage and wings without using a pneumatic squeezer. Iím sure a pneumatic is faster, but I was able to get the job done with an Avery squeezer, a Cleaveland Main...
Forum: RV-12 08-12-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,838
Posted By rv9builder
Here’s a direct quote from the factory's RV-12iS...

Here’s a direct quote from the factory's RV-12iS general information web page. It appears in the section that lists available options:

• A lighting package includes strobes, position lights and a...
Forum: RV-12 08-12-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,944
Posted By rv9builder
Very nice video, Brent!

Very nice video, Brent!
Forum: Painting your RV 08-10-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,245
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for posting this!

Thanks for posting this!
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 12:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,701
Posted By rv9builder
You are correct that it would no longer qualify...

You are correct that it would no longer qualify as an LSA. However, it could be registered as E/A-B. But with a constant-speed prop, it could not be flown by a Sport Pilot.
Forum: RV-12 08-01-2017, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,533
Posted By rv9builder
Good idea! I put short sections of a fluorescent...

Good idea! I put short sections of a fluorescent pink ďpool noodleĒ over the steps on my 9A. If it only saves you once, itís worth it!
Forum: RV-12 08-01-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,701
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Ron. Since most RV-12s have a fixed-pitch...

Thanks, Ron. Since most RV-12s have a fixed-pitch prop that is a compromise, I wonder if anyone has tried to fly one in "max cruise" or "max climb" mode? I wonder what the gain would be at each...
Forum: RV-12 08-01-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,701
Posted By rv9builder
Any idea what the performance gain would be in...

Any idea what the performance gain would be in cruise and climb?
Forum: RV-8/8A 07-30-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,713
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations! It looks great!

Congratulations! It looks great!
Forum: RV-12 07-28-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 18,418
Posted By rv9builder
According to the order form on the website, the...

According to the order form on the website, the ULS option is $75.00.

http://vansaircraft.com/pdf/order_forms/RV-12/RV-12-order-form.pdf

Did they tell you at the booth what parts are different...
Forum: RV-12 07-26-2017, 10:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,821
Posted By rv9builder
Nice! Thanks for posting the video.

Nice! Thanks for posting the video.
Forum: RV-12 07-26-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 18,418
Posted By rv9builder
This explains...

This explains it:

http://www.flyingmag.com/aircraft/lsasport/rotax-912-sport-engine-unveiled
Forum: RV-12 07-23-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 18,418
Posted By rv9builder
According to Van's website, midway down this...

According to Van's website, midway down this page, it says they plan to produce an SLSA version.

http://vansaircraft.com/public/rv12iS.htm

I don't think they have all the details posted yet for the...
Forum: RV-12 07-20-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,540
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Scott!

Thanks, Scott!
Forum: RV-12 07-20-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 16,540
Posted By rv9builder
Order Form

Looking at the RV-12 order form on Vanís website, it offers a ULS engine option and an iS engine option. If you select the ULS option, do you get the old fuselage, or will your kit include all the...
Forum: Texas (North) 07-18-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By rv9builder
Cleaveland Tool

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/16inch-Back-Rivet-Plate/productinfo/BBRP416/#.WW7Mf4qQxE4

http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Back-Rivet-Plate/productinfo/BBRP48/#.WW7M74qQxE4
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,426
Posted By rv9builder
Do you see much difference in performance between...

Do you see much difference in performance between the Cleaveland and Harbor Freight pullers? Although the stems always break cleanly and the pulled rivets come out perfectly, the stems often get...
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,426
Posted By rv9builder
I've been running mine at about 60 psi and it...

I've been running mine at about 60 psi and it seems to pull the rivets just fine. Is there an advantage to running a higher pressure? Mine is rated up to 90 psi.
Forum: RV-12 07-06-2017, 11:49 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,187
Posted By rv9builder
Has anybody seen any performance figures for the...

Has anybody seen any performance figures for the Catto 3-blade for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,114
Posted By rv9builder
I have a beam style very similar to the one in...

I have a beam style very similar to the one in your picture. It works just fine. Here's a link....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2017, 12:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 728
Posted By rv9builder
Contact Dave Prizio. Heís an A&P, DAR, and EAA...

Contact Dave Prizio. Heís an A&P, DAR, and EAA Tech Counselor in So. Cal. Check your private messages for contact info.
Forum: RV-12 06-21-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,153
Posted By rv9builder
If you build ELSA, you must build it exactly as...

If you build ELSA, you must build it exactly as specified by Van's, including engine and avionics. After it is certified, you can make modifications, just like you can with any experimental aircraft....
Forum: California 06-08-2017, 12:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 629
Posted By rv9builder
Are you sure you mean Mesa, California? That's a...

Are you sure you mean Mesa, California? That's a very small place with a population of about 250 people in a rural area of the state, east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Perhaps you mean La Mesa...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-06-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,899
Posted By rv9builder
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,249
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations, Keith! I remember when you were...

Congratulations, Keith! I remember when you were just getting started. Way to hang in there!
Forum: RV-12 05-27-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations! The plane looks great!

Congratulations! The plane looks great!
Forum: RV-12 05-25-2017, 11:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,849
Posted By rv9builder
I think more builders would be interested if you...

I think more builders would be interested if you offered a full set of all the rigid lines for the RV-12 pre-made so you wouldn't need to buy a tube bender and flaring tool.
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-23-2017, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,738
Posted By rv9builder
The system weight is 44.48...

The system weight is 44.48 lbs.

http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/brsparachuterecovery13-14785.php
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By rv9builder
You might check with Synergy Air, the company...

You might check with Synergy Air, the company that builds the SLSA RV-12s for Vanís. Theyíre located in Eugene.

http://synergyair.com

Lane Aviation Academy offers RV-12 transition training in...
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 20,973
Posted By rv9builder
If there's room, one way I’ve eliminated the gap...

If there's room, one way I’ve eliminated the gap is to use a Cleco side-grip clamp in addition to regular Clecoes to hold the two pieces of material...
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