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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By NinerBikes
To be clear, we are talking about replacing front...

To be clear, we are talking about replacing front of wheel pant while changing to the new fork consideration, not including also, the new nose gear landing strut?

Does the strut make the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,154
Posted By NinerBikes
This is a late reply. Been using the same new...

This is a late reply.

Been using the same new battery now for about 7 or 8 months. Problem was a combination of two items, a bad batttery, not desulphate charging fully, regularly, and a bad Ducati...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By NinerBikes
Thanks for clarification, Tony. So much to learn...

Thanks for clarification, Tony. So much to learn if you buy one already built, to know what you are looking at.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,385
Posted By NinerBikes
Be sure to check and make sure your electric fuel...

Be sure to check and make sure your electric fuel pump fuse didn't pop or blow when you got the engine starter clicks. Both times the battery died, we blew the fuel pump fuses, too.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,385
Posted By NinerBikes
IMHO... because we too went through 2 in 5 months...

IMHO... because we too went through 2 in 5 months and 3 months, Odd, I see had a QC problem. They seem to have fixed it now. I would submit for warranty work, if you saved your receipt.

Also check...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,894
Posted By NinerBikes
Aren't most of those wires going to the trim...

Aren't most of those wires going to the trim motor on the horizontal flap? I see some coax for an ADS-B antenna and static vent tube.

Why would 2 pair of those wires be twisted, other than to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,604
Posted By NinerBikes
At Vy or Vx? Rate of climb at gross 1320 # ?

At Vy or Vx? Rate of climb at gross 1320 # ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,074
Posted By NinerBikes
Thanks, Mitch. Depending on the paint scheme and...

Thanks, Mitch. Depending on the paint scheme and how much white base gets painted over with color, probably 20 to 25 #s then.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,074
Posted By NinerBikes
How many pounds does a primer and paint job add...

How many pounds does a primer and paint job add to the basic 750 pounds of an empty RV-12?

Do you add that in your logs and records book, by reweighing the whole plane, and does it reduce your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 762
Posted By NinerBikes
Give Van's a call? Maybe they can email it to...

Give Van's a call? Maybe they can email it to you? Have you tried referencing 12-11-09 yet, for more information?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,983
Posted By NinerBikes
Do you need to resynch both carburetors after...

Do you need to resynch both carburetors after performing this update?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,669
Posted By NinerBikes
We pulled the wings off of 836BL yesterday. The...

We pulled the wings off of 836BL yesterday. The root end of the wing is a lot heavier than the other end, so that was why I was curious. Time for some primer and paint for the main landing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,669
Posted By NinerBikes
Curious as to how do you remove the wings on...

Curious as to how do you remove the wings on AirForce 1 when it has fuel tanks in the wings, Don?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,289
Posted By NinerBikes
So it appears you need to run a ground wire or...

So it appears you need to run a ground wire or "earth" wire, as the Brits call it, to your starter solenoid, yet keep starter solenoid isolated from ground with rest of plane. Is there a specific...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By NinerBikes
The original Ducati VR from Van's.

The original Ducati VR from Van's.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By NinerBikes
I did not come to that conclusion, I just know...

I did not come to that conclusion, I just know that there's a tendency, through observation, to see that making 200 hrs on the VR when it starts to fail, occurs pretty regularly. Not always, but...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,289
Posted By NinerBikes
files or Jpg's not visible. If you are getting...

files or Jpg's not visible. If you are getting positive charge and voltage over 13.7V after starting, it's not your alternator or generator, it's something else.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,289
Posted By NinerBikes
What RPM's are you supposed to run the motor at,...

What RPM's are you supposed to run the motor at, after start up? I know at least on a 912 ULS, you need to keep the throttle at 2000 rpm, and for the gearbox, they want you to idle on warm up closer...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By NinerBikes
I am possibly thinking of redundancy by...

I am possibly thinking of redundancy by installing one of these in parallel with the stock Ducati VR from a Ducati Dharma model motorcycle.

Running 2 of these, in parallel, would halve the current...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2020, 07:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,159
Posted By NinerBikes
Voltage regulator relocated to inside cockpit

At what point in RV-12 builds and or serial numbers did Van's relocate the Voltage regulator to inside the passenger side of the cockpit?

I know 120836 is mounted inside the cockpit.

Yes, the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,096
Posted By NinerBikes
Are the Belleville washers considered a wear item...

Are the Belleville washers considered a wear item that should be R&R'd ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,340
Posted By NinerBikes
Been doing just this... about 120 hours in 15...

Been doing just this... about 120 hours in 15 months, I was informed, today. My name keeps showing up in his log book, weekly. He likes the company and, perhaps, my problem solving abilities on the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,340
Posted By NinerBikes
Guess i need to find that seller that got the...

Guess i need to find that seller that got the value out of it, while it was in their possession, or perhaps, in one case, usage.

You made your point, eloquently, FlyinTiger. Maybe I should revisit...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,340
Posted By NinerBikes
Define market price. It sure isn't advertised...

Define market price. It sure isn't advertised price, lately.
Forum: California 03-19-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By NinerBikes
Is Vlad a CFI? If not, maybe he should be?

Is Vlad a CFI? If not, maybe he should be?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,340
Posted By NinerBikes
I've been contacted by a few people with planes...

I've been contacted by a few people with planes for sale.

The situation, in every case, is convoluted, no clean ownership or being represented by the owner. Always someone having to present offers...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 21,195
Posted By NinerBikes
Nose gear, new wheel pant, and nose fork arrived,...

Nose gear, new wheel pant, and nose fork arrived, March 7th. Drill bits and a few other parts still on back order. If the stuff arrives in time, it gets installed before the annual, otherwise,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 588
Posted By NinerBikes
I'd get a Garmin GTR-200, if you have to, if...

I'd get a Garmin GTR-200, if you have to, if running a Skyview, Touch or HDX. You need the correct Van's approved radio if you are building a E-LSA model.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,289
Posted By NinerBikes
Not showing on my Chrome Browser on a Samsung...

Not showing on my Chrome Browser on a Samsung Chromebook.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By NinerBikes
Did you do the rosette procedure, in setup mode,...

Did you do the rosette procedure, in setup mode, to orient the device to magnetic north, before flying? you point the plane N, E, S, W with the GPS 2020 unit on, watching the satellite readings to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,853
Posted By NinerBikes
Any idea if this upgrade is still available, and...

Any idea if this upgrade is still available, and for how much $$$$ ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2020, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By NinerBikes
Cowl usually comes off when the annual and oil...

Cowl usually comes off when the annual and oil and filter change occurs, so we usually take some brand new oil off the dipstick to lube the piano wire before insertion.

I'd only do this with really...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By NinerBikes
Thank you, Joe Dallas, very much appreciated, and...

Thank you, Joe Dallas, very much appreciated, and helpful to a potential new RV-12 owner.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By NinerBikes
Thanks, Tony T and RV9 Builder

Thanks, Tony T and RV9 Builder
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By NinerBikes
SB updates to look for when buying a used RV-12

As a potential second owner of a RV-12 from another owner, what are the major updates for parts that can fatigue and crack.

I know about the horizontal stab reinforcement bracket requiring...
Forum: Tools 03-12-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,467
Posted By NinerBikes
Maybe add it to the tools Van's sells to build...

Maybe add it to the tools Van's sells to build RV-12's? :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,340
Posted By NinerBikes
:eek: Sometimes they soar, if you bottom fish.

:eek: Sometimes they soar, if you bottom fish.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,340
Posted By NinerBikes
Summer of 2019, two RV-12's 55 hours and 78 hours...

Summer of 2019, two RV-12's 55 hours and 78 hours respectively, painted , completed in 2016, sold for $60k at Corona Airport, CA and $58k near Portland Oregon, in July and August. First one took 6...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,340
Posted By NinerBikes
Thinking I should be buying stock instead of a...

Thinking I should be buying stock instead of a plane about now.
Forum: California 03-09-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,609
Posted By NinerBikes
That's a Kit Vulpine, not a Kit Jet.

That's a Kit Vulpine, not a Kit Jet.
Forum: California 03-09-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,609
Posted By NinerBikes
Something you don't see every day, maybe one day,...

Something you don't see every day, maybe one day, Van's might make a kit jet?

https://youtu.be/nuVFIDBUFTI
Forum: California 03-08-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,609
Posted By NinerBikes
Axel, Nice to meet you today, hope you had a...

Axel,

Nice to meet you today, hope you had a Happy Birthday.

Very fun event, excellent displays of flying while there, nice people, great to see such a good turn out on such short notice.

Thank...
Forum: California 03-08-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,609
Posted By NinerBikes
Weather looks good, we will be flying in today!

Weather looks good, we will be flying in today!
Forum: California 03-08-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By NinerBikes
A nice calm sunny day south, down the foothills...

A nice calm sunny day south, down the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, then east, over south Lake Tahoe, then into the desert, then maybe North, follow highway 70 back to Chico, then...
Forum: California 03-07-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,609
Posted By NinerBikes
Waiting for Captain Bob to yea or nay the trip....

Waiting for Captain Bob to yea or nay the trip. Will know more tonight.
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-06-2020, 10:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,220
Posted By NinerBikes
How do you determine you have low octane fuel? ...

How do you determine you have low octane fuel? Pinging, detonation, or ???
Forum: California 03-06-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,609
Posted By NinerBikes
Little too socked in with clouds our way, not to...

Little too socked in with clouds our way, not to mention winds.

Going to pass, unless some sort of weather miracle happens in the AM, That'd be a bumpy rough ride in a RV-12, most likely, with that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-06-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,340
Posted By NinerBikes
N # and is it E-LSA or E-AB ? email address is in...

N # and is it E-LSA or E-AB ? email address is in my profile I believe.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-06-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,340
Posted By NinerBikes
Buying a built RV-12

Been thinking hard about buying a built E-LSA RV-12, something with at a minimum a Skyview Touch with ADSB In and wheel pants, probably 2015 or newer.

I'll probably have to do the new nose gear...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-06-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,858
Posted By NinerBikes
You'll get the same results, pointing the nose...

You'll get the same results, pointing the nose even slightly down, on a RV-12, if you don't back out of the throttle first, approaching the Vne.

These are really slippery little birds, which...
Forum: ADS-B 03-05-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By NinerBikes
Received yet another more detailed report today...

Received yet another more detailed report today from FAA. Seems that when I got the serial port Com 5 correct for the 470 ADS-B In device back on Oct 23, 2019 after a tech call with Dynon,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,928
Posted By NinerBikes
LOL! Will you still be flying then ? j/k!

LOL! Will you still be flying then ? j/k!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-04-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 130,785
Posted By NinerBikes
I sometimes wonder if it would just be easier for...

I sometimes wonder if it would just be easier for these Teen Flight birds to be left in the raw, and ask the future owner if they'd like it wrapped instead of painted, in the pattern of their choice....
Forum: ADS-B 03-04-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By NinerBikes
Just received the email from FAA, shows we've...

Just received the email from FAA, shows we've been compliant for quite some time, but someone still needs to contact the FAA so that they can MANUALLY remove you from the FILTERED list.

We are now...
Forum: ADS-B 03-04-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By NinerBikes
I've made all the contacts on Monday, waiting for...

I've made all the contacts on Monday, waiting for an official response from the FAA.

Mention has been made that early model GPS 2020's might need the software or firmware updated to function in...
Forum: ADS-B 03-04-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By NinerBikes
emails have been sent to the appropriate email...

emails have been sent to the appropriate email addresses.

Waiting to hear a response from FAA on how to get things fixed and working properly so that we can be removed from the "filtered" list.
Forum: California 03-03-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,609
Posted By NinerBikes
https://www.windy.com/KIYK?850h,2020-03-07-18,35.8...

https://www.windy.com/KIYK?850h,2020-03-07-18,35.890,-118.763,7,i:pressure
Forum: ADS-B 03-03-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By NinerBikes
GPS 250 was removed, GPS 2020 installed, 15.4.7...

GPS 250 was removed, GPS 2020 installed, 15.4.7 software version installed, settings for GPS 2020 set up and turned on, correct serial port and correct baud rate. I went through all of this on the...
Forum: ADS-B 03-03-2020, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By NinerBikes
ADSB Out and getting "filtered" by the FAA

Been trying to get up to speed on ADS-B out with a friends Dynon Skyview Touch with ADSB Out and ADSB In.

Recently the local ATC has advised us that we don't have ADSB Out showing on his screen upon...
Forum: ADS-B 03-03-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,030
Posted By NinerBikes
If you travel with a cell phone turned on, in...

If you travel with a cell phone turned on, in your car, yes it is... and if you have those "safety" features in your car, like OnStar, where it automatically activates if you push a button or your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,928
Posted By NinerBikes
Looks kind of similar to SS grade cabinet finish...

Looks kind of similar to SS grade cabinet finish washers, but the cabinet versions provide the countersink feature already
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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,928
Posted By NinerBikes
Wondering what the life expectancy is on vinyl...

Wondering what the life expectancy is on vinyl wrap on a hangared plane? What does it do for weight compared to paint, on a whole RV-12?
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