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Forum: RV-12 02-15-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,395
Posted By Harvey rv12
Vans SB’s usually have a “synopsis” detailing...

Vans SB’s usually have a “synopsis” detailing what prompted the bulletin.
This SB doesn’t say much. Would be interesting to learn how this was discovered.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-15-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,285
Posted By Harvey rv12
Is the A taxiway on the south or north side of...

Is the A taxiway on the south or north side of runway?.
Forum: ADS-B 01-04-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,172
Posted By Harvey rv12
I too have been waiting anxiously. No definite...

I too have been waiting anxiously. No definite word from Dynon yet.
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,712
Posted By Harvey rv12
I bought a couple of those from Latvia a few...

I bought a couple of those from Latvia a few months back through eBay after one of my CHT’s went bad.
I took a couple weeks to get them. The one I installed is working great so far. It looks...
Forum: RV-12 12-31-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 108,699
Posted By Harvey rv12
JAE; Did you post pics?. Would like to see. Am...

JAE;
Did you post pics?.
Would like to see. Am thinking you are drilling through the engine mount tube?.

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By Harvey rv12
Agreed

We have much to be thankful for, it could be a whole lot worse. Wouldn't trade the good ole USA for anything.
Forum: RV-12 11-01-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,229
Posted By Harvey rv12
I too filled up at Portage WI with Swift 94UL. I...

I too filled up at Portage WI with Swift 94UL. I have been asking my FBO to get it, but they are not showing much interest. Things move slowly in aviation, but it will show up at more airports soon.
Forum: RV-12 10-23-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 947
Posted By Harvey rv12
How Rotax got its name

The origin of Rotax is from the term "Rotary Axle" back in the back in the 1920's
Forum: RV-12 10-20-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,243
Posted By Harvey rv12
I certainly owe ya a small prize! I learned...

I certainly owe ya a small prize!
I learned there is a lot more to a fuel system than just a filler cap and an outlet to the engine.

Design of vent line to run down below the tank to prevent fuel...
Forum: RV-12 10-20-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,243
Posted By Harvey rv12
Why does return line run up into filler neck?

Ahh, constant head pressure. Why didn't I think of that.
Thanks to all for the guidance. These guys at Van's are pretty sharp!:D
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,243
Posted By Harvey rv12
I double checked the fittings on the bottom of...

I double checked the fittings on the bottom of the tank, I don't believe that is the source of the leak. I now understand that the return line runs all the way up into the filler neck. What is the...
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,243
Posted By Harvey rv12
Pat; You mention removing the "vent line from...

Pat;
You mention removing the "vent line from bottom of tank first". The only vent I have is the fuel cap, and the only lines to the tank are the return line, and the fuel outlet to the pump, both...
Forum: RV-12 10-18-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,243
Posted By Harvey rv12
Where else can you get service like here at...

Where else can you get service like here at VAF.
Thanks for the help.
Forum: RV-12 10-18-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,243
Posted By Harvey rv12
tank removal

Hello fellow RV-12 flyers;
I am faced with removing my RV-12 fuel tank, as I have developed a leak. It appears to be from proseal on the underside of the tank, but until I get up on a bench, and...
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,477
Posted By Harvey rv12
Well said Vic & Jon.

Well said Vic & Jon.
Forum: RV-12 10-04-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,989
Posted By Harvey rv12
Don; Mike Seager, Vernonia OR is a good start. ...

Don;
Mike Seager, Vernonia OR is a good start. He is highly recommended through Van's. You can find his contact info on Van's website.
Do not give up yet. If you can afford 2 new RV-12's, you can...
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,477
Posted By Harvey rv12
I too would like to know how this application...

I too would like to know how this application will cause a nyloc nut to rotate on the bolt. Just looking to learn something here.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,594
Posted By Harvey rv12
cube root

Ed, the cube root of 9 = 2.08, not 3. Sq root of 9 is 3.:D
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By Harvey rv12
As was mentioned above, I believe the Vans update...

As was mentioned above, I believe the Vans update will overwrite the autopilot settings. I downloaded the update to a USB stick and then deleted the 2 autopilot files. Will this work ?. I have not...
Forum: RV-12 06-13-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,664
Posted By Harvey rv12
nose job 2

I'm probably wrong, but I believe the Anti-Splat "nose job 2" is sold for the RV-12.
Forum: RV-12 06-08-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,617
Posted By Harvey rv12
tell us

Don, the suspense is killing me here, what exactly happened ?.
Forum: RV-12 05-31-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,317
Posted By Harvey rv12
John; Sensenich offers a far superior pitch...

John;
Sensenich offers a far superior pitch measurement tool. Link below takes you to the tool. I fiddled with the Vans tool, but I got this when I sent my prop in for refinishing. Very happy with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 04:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,376
Posted By Harvey rv12
that is instructor only. A c-152 is $115/hr. ...

that is instructor only. A c-152 is $115/hr.
$182/hr for plane & instructor.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,376
Posted By Harvey rv12
Harvey Field charges $67/hr, private or...

Harvey Field charges $67/hr, private or instrument training.
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,468
Posted By Harvey rv12
go-no-go gauge

You might check the spar bushings that the spar pins slip into. Vans supplies a gauge for checking for wear and keeping them within tolerance. A search on this site will probably yield results on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-24-2017, 03:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,770
Posted By Harvey rv12
Duh

It's printed right on the enclosure!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-23-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,770
Posted By Harvey rv12
Ping buddy

Galin, how did you determine it was a Pingbuddy?. Probably allowed them to get a dual band ads-b rcvr to market faster. I know Dynon relabeled their transponder from a Trig model.
Forum: RV-12 02-12-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,853
Posted By Harvey rv12
Dick; Hang in there, I have a -12 that I did not...

Dick;
Hang in there, I have a -12 that I did not build, and I've had more than a few bugs & SB's along the way, but I will tell you, this is an amazing machine, and it only gets better the more you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,591
Posted By Harvey rv12
me too!

Whiskey, I too am interested in your DIY door. Would like to see video or photos.

Thanks
Tom O.
Forum: RV-12 01-24-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,473
Posted By Harvey rv12
I did not catch that

Are you able to get underneath the avionics shelf to install new rivets from below ?.
Doesn't look like much fun:o
Forum: RV-12 01-24-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,473
Posted By Harvey rv12
SB-16-08-24

Regarding the SB for loose engine mount bracket rivets, I took the FWD fuse cover off and had a look. The rivets look fine, no sign of greasy or smoky film. If I do replace them, I am thinking I...
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,992
Posted By Harvey rv12
John-G; Would you share the name of the...

John-G;
Would you share the name of the motorcycle dealer who delivered the Silent Hektik regulator ?.

thx
Tom O.
Forum: RV-12 01-11-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 16,125
Posted By Harvey rv12
smooth policy

Hello Shanna:
I was recently told by my aviation insurance agent that "smooth" policies were not written for experimental aircraft. Can you confirm ?.

Thank you
Forum: RV-12 01-04-2017, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,335
Posted By Harvey rv12
static rpm

I should know this, but am deferring to the experts.
regarding static rpm, with all other things being equal, if I performed a max static rpm runup on a 30 deg f day, and then did the same max...
Forum: RV-12 01-04-2017, 10:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,770
Posted By Harvey rv12
Using the same burping procedure, I always find...

Using the same burping procedure, I always find my oil level higher after a flight when hot. About halfway from add mark to full mark difference.
Forum: RV-12 01-04-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,335
Posted By Harvey rv12
research

Scott McDaniel;
Did you manage to do any research on this subject?, it seems if we follow the recommendation from Rotax on rpm/throttle/map we are limiting the output of our engines, especially in an...
Forum: RV-12 11-13-2016, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,221
Posted By Harvey rv12
it appears to be working

Now I have to go to hangar and get s.n. from old regulator. I am definitely going to send information. This is a pretty simple device. It can be made to last longer than 60hrs.
Forum: RV-12 11-13-2016, 12:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,319
Posted By Harvey rv12
Angry prop damage

http://i68.tinypic.com/nxrfcm.jpg

I just discovered this. It is on a stock E-LSA RV-12. It looks like an outer gelcoat has delaminated over top of the carbon fiber. I don't think I want to fly as...
Forum: RV-12 10-29-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,099
Posted By Harvey rv12
It will be interesting to see if temps go up...

It will be interesting to see if temps go up without the shroud. I will be looking for pireps. If it truly is not needed, mine will be taken off.

Tom O.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2016, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,868
Posted By Harvey rv12
Snoper; It is asking me for a password to view...

Snoper;
It is asking me for a password to view the video?, any ideas ?.

Tom O.
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 18,319
Posted By Harvey rv12
Hello Wayne; What was the response from Sensenich...

Hello Wayne;
What was the response from Sensenich regarding the defect with your prop ?. I have the same prop and am wondering.

Thx
Tom O.
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,759
Posted By Harvey rv12
fitting radius

I believe some of the Aeroquip fittings for the crankcase oil return line have a larger bend radius, perhaps a different part number. I think the larger radius is the cause of the interference.

Tom...
Forum: RV-12 09-09-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,759
Posted By Harvey rv12
Jim; I had the exact same problem on my -12 that...

Jim;
I had the exact same problem on my -12 that I purchased. I was certain the oil line fitting was going to rub thru after chafing on the muffler, and drain all my oil out during flight. After...
Forum: RV-12 08-09-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,596
Posted By Harvey rv12
Today I saw the detailed dwgs of the new pipes &...

Today I saw the detailed dwgs of the new pipes & muffler compared to the old (existing) design. I haven't done all the trig yet with the angles, but it looks like it moves the muffler aft about 2-3...
Forum: RV-12 08-09-2016, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,980
Posted By Harvey rv12
I put a 2.5" thick pad behind the seatback, made...

I put a 2.5" thick pad behind the seatback, made by Flightline Interiors. It works great.
I have read more than one story about using extensions on the rudder pedals that came loose and jammed the...
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2016, 09:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 34,611
Posted By Harvey rv12
I too would like to see a photo of Van's latch...

I too would like to see a photo of Van's latch modification.
Forum: RV-12 07-04-2016, 11:10 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 34,611
Posted By Harvey rv12
gas filled struts

Did the canopy pull the struts out ?.
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2016, 10:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,578
Posted By Harvey rv12
night times

The word ”night” is defined in the FAR's in Section 1.1.That section states that night ”means the time between the end of evening civil twilight and the beginning of morning civil twilight, as...
Forum: RV-12 05-25-2016, 06:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,596
Posted By Harvey rv12
I believe the new exhaust system uses 4 new...

I believe the new exhaust system uses 4 new header pipes from the cylinder head to the muffler, with the revised shape of the pipes moving the muffler aft. But you are right, it is a shame to throw...
Forum: RV-12 05-20-2016, 11:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,596
Posted By Harvey rv12
Scott; Is the kit of 4 pipes available from...

Scott;
Is the kit of 4 pipes available from Vans?.
And I'm getting exhaust leakage from the right front joint where the pipe joins the muffler body, is there a technique for sealing that joint?,...
Forum: RV-12 05-20-2016, 09:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,596
Posted By Harvey rv12
Is the new muffler smaller in diameter than the...

Is the new muffler smaller in diameter than the original style?. And are the header pipes the same as the original?.
Forum: RV-12 05-20-2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,214
Posted By Harvey rv12
I use forward slip often. I like to be a little...

I use forward slip often. I like to be a little high on my approach, and the slip allows me to pinpoint my landing. I'm not aware of any restrictions on slipping the rv-12.
Forum: RV-12 05-15-2016, 04:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By Harvey rv12
Is this a baggage compartment in the wing ??

Is this a baggage compartment in the wing ??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-13-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,199
Posted By Harvey rv12
Ne-08-32r1 is the correct number Lycoming...

Ne-08-32r1 is the correct number
Lycoming engines

http://rgl.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgSAIB.nsf/MainFrame?OpenFrameSet
Forum: Northwest 05-12-2016, 05:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,737
Posted By Harvey rv12
Try Arlington KAWO, they usually have hangars,...

Try Arlington KAWO, they usually have hangars, appx $250-300 per month.
about 40 mi north of Seattle up I-5. Nice GA field. Lot's of RV's there.
Forum: RV-12 05-05-2016, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,145
Posted By Harvey rv12
The coolant reservoir cap should have a label if...

The coolant reservoir cap should have a label if it is Evans waterless coolant.
I had that in my -12 when I bought it, and it ran hot. I replaced it with dexcool, and cylinder & oil temps went down...
Forum: RV-12 05-03-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By Harvey rv12
Wow, great diagnosis!, to bad it fried the...

Wow, great diagnosis!, to bad it fried the board.
Where did you find the used one?.
Forum: RV-12 05-01-2016, 08:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,766
Posted By Harvey rv12
Rich, you got 438 hrs on your tires?, tell me...

Rich, you got 438 hrs on your tires?, tell me your secret.
Forum: RV-12 05-01-2016, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,143
Posted By Harvey rv12
Please keep them in the .dwg format as well(it...

Please keep them in the .dwg format as well(it looks like you already did). I may want to revise mine at some point.
Forum: RV-12 04-30-2016, 04:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,766
Posted By Harvey rv12
http://i67.tinypic.com/jv3n1k.jpg This is after...

http://i67.tinypic.com/jv3n1k.jpg

This is after 133hrs and about 200 landings.
Seems like rapid wear but I Will reverse the tire on the rim and get some more life out of it. Hey, my first...
Forum: RV-12 04-29-2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,766
Posted By Harvey rv12
I will layout the geometry on my hangar floor and...

I will layout the geometry on my hangar floor and do an all wheel alignment, just like Les Schwab.
I got TinyPic to work. Will post my first pics this weekend.
Forum: RV-12 04-28-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,766
Posted By Harvey rv12
Scott; Are you aware of an alignment...

Scott;
Are you aware of an alignment specification for the RV-12 ?, ie any camber or toe in-out ?.
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