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Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By RFSchaller
As I recall AROW (formerly ARROW) says operating...

As I recall AROW (formerly ARROW) says operating limits. As long as you have your ELSA operating limits letter onboard that should make you legal even without the POH, but of course the POH should be...
Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By RFSchaller
Try Home Depot. After 5 years mine are intact and...

Try Home Depot. After 5 years mine are intact and donít cause throttle creep.
Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By RFSchaller
Itís been a while since I updated mine, but I...

Itís been a while since I updated mine, but I seem to recall a print option for two pages per sheet that shrinks it to the smaller notebook size.
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,899
Posted By RFSchaller
Scott, I agree itís not hard to fly. Itís just a...

Scott,

I agree itís not hard to fly. Itís just a lot slicker airframe than the legacy Pipers and Cessnas most of us are used to. I have to shift gears mentally when I get into the 12 and remind...
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,899
Posted By RFSchaller
Loading the airplane with a steep bank to final...

Loading the airplane with a steep bank to final has helped me shed speed when Iím high and fast. Like the others say getting the airspeed down before worrying about losing altitude seems to be the...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,730
Posted By RFSchaller
I have a switched pump. The biggest flag to me...

I have a switched pump. The biggest flag to me that I left it on after leveling off is fuel flow. In cruise with just the engine driven pump running I see 4.5 GPH, but when I turn on the electric...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 03:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By RFSchaller
hF part...

hF part #1210

https://t.harborfreight.com/45-piece-threaded-insert-riveter-kit-1210.html
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,899
Posted By RFSchaller
Ed, I find it interesting that you didnít think...

Ed,

I find it interesting that you didnít think it slips effectively. I have salvaged many a high and hot approach in mine by slipping. My technique is to slip until below glide path and then level...
Forum: RV-12 10-13-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,032
Posted By RFSchaller
I did something similar. I left the GPS 396 (my...

I did something similar. I left the GPS 396 (my 496 did and I had a spare 396) and installed a Ram mount on the glare shield with a 6Ē arm for my iPad mini. With the Freeflight ADS-B In/Out...
Forum: RV-12 10-13-2017, 11:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,694
Posted By RFSchaller
You can buy the tool at Harbor Freight, but be...

You can buy the tool at Harbor Freight, but be sure to use Aircraft grade rivnuts. The ones that come with the HF tool are junk.
Forum: RV-12 10-12-2017, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,223
Posted By RFSchaller
Thanks, Tony. Jetguy, if I owned the shipping...

Thanks, Tony.

Jetguy, if I owned the shipping company Iíd take you up on that offer!😝
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2017, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,223
Posted By RFSchaller
I think Iíll do this at annual. What are the kit...

I think Iíll do this at annual. What are the kit part numbers for the fork and fairing brackets?
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By RFSchaller
Iíd add one caveat. Building EAB allows you to...

Iíd add one caveat. Building EAB allows you to deviate from the manufacturerís kit instructions, so you could build an RV-12 EAB and make it ineligible as an LSA if say you put a constant speed prop...
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 927
Posted By RFSchaller
The only time Iíve had insect problems was on...

The only time Iíve had insect problems was on another home built I had. Something took up residence in my pitot tube. Became pretty obvious on takeoff roll when the airspeed never cam alive. It was a...
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,202
Posted By RFSchaller
Pramod, I thought you were building EAB.

Pramod, I thought you were building EAB.
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,204
Posted By RFSchaller
Pretty steep rental. Checkout Flying Cacti...

Pretty steep rental. Checkout Flying Cacti online. They operate out of Glendale airport in AZ and charge a little less than $100/hr plus instructor (about$50). Their RV-12 is about 2yrs old and has...
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,403
Posted By RFSchaller
Man thatís a lot more robust than the one I have!

Man thatís a lot more robust than the one I have!
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,292
Posted By RFSchaller
In high winds I prefer to be above stall. Just...

In high winds I prefer to be above stall. Just before ground contact is a bad time to lose control authority. I once landed in a 50KT headwind. My airspeed was at least 20 KTS higher than stall when...
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,292
Posted By RFSchaller
I read an article years ago that seemed to...

I read an article years ago that seemed to explain the pitch up with flaps. It claimed that in addition to increasing the angle of attack the flaps can cause an increased downwash on the tail. I...
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By RFSchaller
Scott, Just out of curiosity: why didnít Vans...

Scott,

Just out of curiosity: why didnít Vans put a lock on the canopy? Those avionics are a tempting target for light fingers.
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,292
Posted By RFSchaller
I agree with the folks who talked about low drag....

I agree with the folks who talked about low drag. That was the biggest surprise coming from a Cherokee. There is also a distinct pitch change down when the flaps are applied (opposite from what my...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By RFSchaller
Iím going up to the Wickenburg Aviation day Oct...

Iím going up to the Wickenburg Aviation day Oct 14. Check it out then. Maybe some other PHX RV-12s will make the trip.

Rich
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,618
Posted By RFSchaller
Wow! Must be a great feeling.

Wow! Must be a great feeling.
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By RFSchaller
Julian, Try a desk drawer lock like the one I...

Julian,

Try a desk drawer lock like the one I use. Youíve seen it. Itís kept out every honest person that got near my plane in the last 5 years!😜

Rich
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,137
Posted By RFSchaller
Mine were so out of balance all I had to do was...

Mine were so out of balance all I had to do was loosen the axle nut and let the heavy spot rotate to the bottom on its own to locate where to put the weights!
Forum: RV-12 09-30-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,730
Posted By RFSchaller
Tom, I installed your system last March, and...

Tom,

I installed your system last March, and have had no problems. I usually run a fuel pressure of 3.9 psi with the electric pump on and 3.6 on just the mechanical pump. The only pressure issue...
Forum: RV-12 09-30-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,597
Posted By RFSchaller
Not a fan of the Bard?

Not a fan of the Bard?
Forum: RV-12 09-30-2017, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,815
Posted By RFSchaller
Ric, Are you based at GEU for the winter? Iím at...

Ric,

Are you based at GEU for the winter? Iím at Desert Hangar Owners #3/24. If you see a silver Buick parked at either stop by.

Rich
Forum: RV-12 09-30-2017, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By RFSchaller
Ric, If you have to use that much pedal force...

Ric,

If you have to use that much pedal force sounds like your brakes may have something wrong. The only time I ever had braking issues was with new pads before they were conditioned. Any chance...
Forum: RV-12 09-30-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,597
Posted By RFSchaller
Ric, When my carbs came back from overhaul with...

Ric,

When my carbs came back from overhaul with the choke modules swapped my fuel flow and burn went up 10%. Along with the hideously hard starting it pretty much confirmed something was rotten in...
Forum: RV-12 09-27-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By RFSchaller
Iíve been thinking about installing a terminal...

Iíve been thinking about installing a terminal somewhere in case I ever need a jump. I was thinking about something on the avionics bay deck under the panel on the passenger side, but I havenít quite...
Forum: RV-12 09-27-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,730
Posted By RFSchaller
Ric, Disconnect it and enjoy the bliss of the...

Ric,

Disconnect it and enjoy the bliss of the ignorant!😜

Rich
Forum: RV-12 09-26-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,730
Posted By RFSchaller
My my, Jim! Looks like someone needs their safe...

My my, Jim! Looks like someone needs their safe space!😝
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2017, 08:32 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,730
Posted By RFSchaller
Scott, I am not familiar with any requirement...

Scott,

I am not familiar with any requirement for a fuel pressure gage unlike the minimum FAR required instruments. If you are saying it is good practice I would agree, but letís face it if your...
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,730
Posted By RFSchaller
Sometimes I think these sensors cause more...

Sometimes I think these sensors cause more problems than they solve. Over the years Iíve owned 7 aircraft and 4 had no fuel pressure indication. I never missed it, and the response to any engine...
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,425
Posted By RFSchaller
I installed the Aircraft Specialty fuel hoses at...

I installed the Aircraft Specialty fuel hoses at last annual. I have 6 months with them now (65 Hours) and I am very pleased with them.
Forum: RV-12 09-21-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,786
Posted By RFSchaller
You bet. Glad to help, Julian.

You bet. Glad to help, Julian.
Forum: RV-12 09-21-2017, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,786
Posted By RFSchaller
Not directly related so forgive me if this is...

Not directly related so forgive me if this is thread drift.

During my recent carburetor woes with the shop swapping my choke assemblies I came across a blog by a Brit ROTAX Repair shop that...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2017, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,786
Posted By RFSchaller
Julian, If you take the plane to Roger and need...

Julian,

If you take the plane to Roger and need a ride back from Marana or you'd like a ride down and back to drop off your carbs give me a call.

I'd loan you mine, but I just spent two months and...
Forum: RV-12 09-18-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,786
Posted By RFSchaller
Julian, was there any spiking of fuel flow or...

Julian, was there any spiking of fuel flow or pressure that might indicate vapor lock?

Am I reading the graph right when it looks like your MAP is dropping? Is it a cause or an effect of the loss of...
Forum: RV-12 09-16-2017, 08:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By RFSchaller
I took my 12 on a 3 hour cross country today, and...

I took my 12 on a 3 hour cross country today, and I am happy to say it started easily and is back to burning 4.5 GPH in cruise at 5100 RPm. I'll be doing future carb work myself.
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By RFSchaller
Pat, I sent you a PM. Rich

Pat, I sent you a PM.

Rich
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By RFSchaller
I had 580 hours on the carbs when they went out...

I had 580 hours on the carbs when they went out for overhaul. The only parts they replaced were the O-rings, diaphragms and floats. The floats were within the 7g limit so I had them returned to use...
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,496
Posted By RFSchaller
Carb Overhaul Issue

I recently sent my carbs out for overhaul to a well known western USA repair center. When they came back my engine was extremely hard to start. Today I removed them and disassembled them. I found the...
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By RFSchaller
How much wind are you talking about? I've never...

How much wind are you talking about? I've never had an issue maintaining directional control, but I have had to repeatedly tap a brake to stay on center line with 10 knots crosswind on a taxi way.
Forum: RV-12 09-12-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,192
Posted By RFSchaller
With all the restricted airspace in the southwest...

With all the restricted airspace in the southwest and wide open spaces a busted fuel pump at an FBO can easily leave you stranded if you cut margins close out here. I landed at a small strip near...
Forum: RV-12 09-06-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,597
Posted By RFSchaller
The fuel flow and gas gage are nice, but my...

The fuel flow and gas gage are nice, but my primary method in every aircraft has always been fuel burn and time. If you use the same cruise settings you can get within a few tenths of a gallon. It's...
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,810
Posted By RFSchaller
I'm not familiar with the earthx battery. Is it a...

I'm not familiar with the earthx battery. Is it a Li ion battery? How much weight does it save? How expensive is it? Is it a drop n replacement for the Concorde lead acid battery?

Rich
Forum: RV-12 08-19-2017, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,075
Posted By RFSchaller
I built a Searey and installed a clear inline...

I built a Searey and installed a clear inline fuel filter that I bought at Autozone. Never found anything in it, but in a water environment it was nice to be able to see what was going through my...
Forum: RV-12 08-16-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,217
Posted By RFSchaller
6 months later the bearings are still fine after...

6 months later the bearings are still fine after adding loctite.
Forum: RV-12 08-14-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By RFSchaller
Glendale, AZ (GEU). There are plenty of hangars...

Glendale, AZ (GEU). There are plenty of hangars for sale and/or rent on the field. There are two or three RV-12s on the field including mine.
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By RFSchaller
I torqued mine originally to the old spec and got...

I torqued mine originally to the old spec and got a little turn on them at the first annual. I went to the revised 30 Ft-lbs that annual and they haven't loosened a bit in 5 years.
Forum: RV-12 08-09-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,727
Posted By RFSchaller
The whole idea with electronic displays is the...

The whole idea with electronic displays is the Burger King approach: have it your way. I think each user has to decide which format suits them best.
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,754
Posted By RFSchaller
The only time in 31 years of flying that my...

The only time in 31 years of flying that my radios went out was, of course, the day I forgot my handheld. The tower guys loved it because they never get to use the light gun.
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,199
Posted By RFSchaller
When I adjust my carbs I look at the idle speed....

When I adjust my carbs I look at the idle speed. If it's high I screw the high load side idle stop in. I only adjust both carbs if needed to get the desired idle RPM.
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By RFSchaller
You can save a lot on the coolant hoses by using...

You can save a lot on the coolant hoses by using 5/8" heater hose. I bought some silicon hoses online that were spec'd for 300F and 50 psi. The number 3 cylinder requires a former 90 degree bend. The...
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2017, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By RFSchaller
Congratulations, John. I'm just shy of 600 hours...

Congratulations, John. I'm just shy of 600 hours on the Hobbs. Great little airplane!
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2017, 08:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,199
Posted By RFSchaller
I use a Carbmate. I just suck on one of the...

I use a Carbmate. I just suck on one of the sensor hoses each time to see which way the lights go and use the fact that the high suction side is the low load side.
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,754
Posted By RFSchaller
I had a spare Microair 760 from another project...

I had a spare Microair 760 from another project so I installed it in the panel as comm 2. It has a separate antenna I mounted on top of the fuselage and the audio-in is wired through my intercom with...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,215
Posted By RFSchaller
If the operating limits issued for an ELSA don't...

If the operating limits issued for an ELSA don't address the ASTM standard is it (the ASTM standard) applicable to that airframe?

When I asked my DAR about night flying and IFR the response I got...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,428
Posted By RFSchaller
In 5 1/2 years I've never left skin on my steps....

In 5 1/2 years I've never left skin on my steps. The pitot tube and stall warning vane have each gotten their pound of flesh!
Forum: RV-12 07-28-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By RFSchaller
I had this happen to me recently along with low...

I had this happen to me recently along with low fuel pressure. My electric fuel pump has a switch. I could reproduce clearing both alarms several times by turning on the pump. I concluded it is vapor...
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