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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By bobg56
Thanks guys for all your info!

Thanks guys for all your info!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By bobg56
I'm wondering if regular digital bathroom scales...

I'm wondering if regular digital bathroom scales cane be used or something else designed for aircraft weighing is required.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,154
Posted By bobg56
Weighing RV12

I'm the third owner of an RV12, I would like to weigh and recalculate the W+B, I know to drain fuel and remove non essentials, my question is what type of scales were used? ...thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By bobg56
I was using a .050 allen per Vans M/M...could be...

I was using a .050 allen per Vans M/M...could be the metric version would fit better but I do like the screws.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,203
Posted By bobg56
I have a Ducotti regulator mounted on the inside....

I have a Ducotti regulator mounted on the inside. It is on the pilot side against the firewall, I drilled holes and installed nut plates. I used 1/4" 12 point bolts and added washers to the back side...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By bobg56
I replaced the allen screws with Philips head...

I replaced the allen screws with Philips head screws, I couldn't get them tight, my allen wrench would round them out...take the stop fitting to a hardware store and find a suitable screw that fits,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-13-2019, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,299
Posted By bobg56
I have a Carb Mate and the first time I used it...

I have a Carb Mate and the first time I used it confused me. What I did was tie a piece of string to each throttle arm. When I had the engine running I would gently pull on one of the strings, the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2019, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By bobg56
Thanks Jim! This will help a lot...

Thanks Jim! This will help a lot...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By bobg56
I did not build this aircraft and don't have the...

I did not build this aircraft and don't have the plans, is it difficult to remove and replace the block if its broken?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 985
Posted By bobg56
Did this cause any leaks to the pitot system? I...

Did this cause any leaks to the pitot system? I think I have a pitot leak, my IAS seems to be 10kts low, I have a standby ASI and it is also low...my RV12 is a 2010 with about 280 hours...I will have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,372
Posted By bobg56
When you fill up your car there's no bonding...

When you fill up your car there's no bonding cables used, although nozzle is metal and your usually putting in 20 gallons or more in some cases. There are warnings about static discharge so either...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,372
Posted By bobg56
I have a wire cable with alligator clamps at each...

I have a wire cable with alligator clamps at each end. I attach it to my tail tie down ring and the other end I either let lay on the ground or attach it to a tie down point if near one. That should...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 758
Posted By bobg56
Got the P/N...it is W1206Y if anyone else needs...

Got the P/N...it is W1206Y if anyone else needs it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2019, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 758
Posted By bobg56
Wing Bushing No Go Gauge

Does anyone have the part number for the gauge? Doing my condition inspection and would like to have one, I'm not the original builder...thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,801
Posted By bobg56
There is a list of default settings from...

There is a list of default settings from Vans...Know your current K value for fuel flow, the Vans default is not even close..I went thru this too, my D180 is at 5.6...I sent it to Dynon because I had...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-30-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By bobg56
I've heard of some Skybeacon issues in an...

I've heard of some Skybeacon issues in an Aviation Consumer article recently, I installed the Garmin GDL-82 in my RV12, although the install takes longer it worked perfectly and I did get the $500...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-25-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 993
Posted By bobg56
Check the wiring in tail cone, mine had a...

Check the wiring in tail cone, mine had a terminal strip and the indicator wire was loose
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-19-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,310
Posted By bobg56
That was the first sign, smelling gas at climb...

That was the first sign, smelling gas at climb out, I put about 50 hours on them is all, then got the -189C from Lockwood, we'll see how long these last.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,664
Posted By bobg56
I had a problem were the trim worked but...

I had a problem were the trim worked but indication was erratic, look in tail cone and check connections. They used a connector block which is not a great way to ensure a solid connection, I soldered...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,310
Posted By bobg56
It ends either when they make a float that floats...

It ends either when they make a float that floats or a reasonably priced throttle body fuel injection system is made for the engine. The cost of these floats is nuts, $75 for each one. I would think...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,310
Posted By bobg56
After 53 hours on the 861-184 floats I had to...

After 53 hours on the 861-184 floats I had to replace them due to fuel leakage. I took the advice of one of the guys who posted "to leave fuel pump on during walkaround" that was good advice, I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,394
Posted By bobg56
Would the Mobil 1 be the type for motorcycles?...

Would the Mobil 1 be the type for motorcycles? This would be for the slip clutch that's for prop strikes?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,238
Posted By bobg56
Yes, just got done last week. Mounted it in...

Yes, just got done last week. Mounted it in avionics area forward of fuse panel, added the "Failure light" ...mounted antenna next to GPS Nav antenna, used RG 400, also when you load the Garmin...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 913
Posted By bobg56
Thanks, I got it done, test flt was good!

Thanks, I got it done, test flt was good!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 913
Posted By bobg56
AngleCube Prop Protractor

Does anyone know of a video of how to use this? There's a few parts of the instructions that confuse me. It says to "establish a reference surface on the prop hub faceplate and Zero it, cross level...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By bobg56
Run an awl thru and clamp with needle nose vise...

Run an awl thru and clamp with needle nose vise grips or safety wire..
Forum: ADS-B 03-31-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,764
Posted By bobg56
Yes Mike I did mount them next to each other, but...

Yes Mike I did mount them next to each other, but I had to make a larger mounting plate for both. Also I had to tap into the red (pin #1) wire on the Transponder plug to get power to my Failure Light...
Forum: ADS-B 03-29-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,764
Posted By bobg56
The install is complete, ground checks done, flt....

The install is complete, ground checks done, flt. check done and passed...rebate on it's way, ADS-B compliant! Sweet!
Forum: ADS-B 03-29-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,764
Posted By bobg56
Unit is installed in Avionics compartment just...

Unit is installed in Avionics compartment just forward of Fuse panel, I added the "Failure" light feature, which will light up when in the hanger. Finding the Garmin install tool was a bit...
Forum: ADS-B 03-25-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,764
Posted By bobg56
I have fuses that are mounted in a circuit board,...

I have fuses that are mounted in a circuit board, not CB...I'm thinking of tying into the #1 pin wire on the connector that goes to the transponder, that's the power wire according to the print..
Forum: ADS-B 03-25-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,764
Posted By bobg56
Getting ready to do the GDL-82 install. How do...

Getting ready to do the GDL-82 install. How do you tie into the Avionics master switch for a power source, the switch is mounted to a circuit board...I'm not the builder so I don't have any wiring...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,013
Posted By bobg56
Would a good noise cancelling head set help?

Would a good noise cancelling head set help?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,200
Posted By bobg56
I had the same problem. Vans allows .050 measured...

I had the same problem. Vans allows .050 measured play at rear stub spar according to which light connector you have, the newer being a socket type the older is made of screw heads contacting prongs...
Forum: ADS-B 02-18-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,764
Posted By bobg56
I've heard a few guys say they put it there, and...

I've heard a few guys say they put it there, and put the GPS antenna next to the Nav GPS antenna under the engine cowl and it worked fine. I have not started my installation yet. I thought of putting...
Forum: ADS-B 02-13-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,764
Posted By bobg56
also it is on page 10-2...figure 10-1 sheet 1

also it is on page 10-2...figure 10-1 sheet 1
Forum: ADS-B 02-13-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,764
Posted By bobg56
This is what I did regarding USB pin#1 is...

This is what I did regarding USB pin#1 is white..#6 green...#7 Ground...#11 Red...I'm installing it in the next few days...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 669
Posted By bobg56
Had the same thing happen to me, check to see if...

Had the same thing happen to me, check to see if your GPS has Nema out, Aviation/VHF...there is a thread on this that I started, mine was a Garmin 495 that I updated as per Dynon instructions, they...
Forum: ADS-B 01-24-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,764
Posted By bobg56
I believe that the shorter coax is between the...

I believe that the shorter coax is between the GDL-82 and transponder antenna, similar to the diagram showing the Cessna layout.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,885
Posted By bobg56
Thanks guys, that makes sense now...the rudder...

Thanks guys, that makes sense now...the rudder will fare aerodynamically, the tab will work to center the ball.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,151
Posted By bobg56
Wow! That is sweet!

Wow! That is sweet!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,885
Posted By bobg56
I'm familiar with metal tabs, but when rigging I...

I'm familiar with metal tabs, but when rigging I would set neutral to either pedals or control wheel/stick with a straight edge and clamps, then adjust the flight control to neutral using cable...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,885
Posted By bobg56
I believe what your saying but it doesn't make...

I believe what your saying but it doesn't make sense to me, most of all my GA experience is Cessna and Piper.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,885
Posted By bobg56
I bought my RV12 so I didn't build it, mine has a...

I bought my RV12 so I didn't build it, mine has a pretty large wedge attached to the LH side of the rudder as a tab...I'm not sure that when the holes were drilled the rudder was neutral... I don't...
Forum: ADS-B 01-18-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,764
Posted By bobg56
Smile Thanks for the info, when it comes to software...

Thanks for the info, when it comes to software updates and such I cringe because usually its like opening Pandora's Box...I have my software up to 5.6 instead of Vans 5.5...that's because I sent a...
Forum: ADS-B 01-17-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,764
Posted By bobg56
How difficult was it programing it with lap top?...

How difficult was it programing it with lap top? The instructions tell you to go to Garmin and download the installation tool....I read through it in the install manual, seems a bit confusing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-11-2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,581
Posted By bobg56
If you use the Carb Mate, I have put a string on...

If you use the Carb Mate, I have put a string on each carb linkage and ran them in the cockpit. When I'm idling and watching the lights I pull gently on one of the strings, this makes the lights on...
Forum: ADS-B 01-11-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,764
Posted By bobg56
I spoke to Garmin and was told that the antenna...

I spoke to Garmin and was told that the antenna to the GPS needs the 6.5' min. to get that 1.5 loss that's needed. The GDL-82 needs to be close to the Transponder antenna like as what's shown using...
Forum: ADS-B 01-09-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,764
Posted By bobg56
Thanks for the info Steve!

Thanks for the info Steve!
Forum: ADS-B 01-09-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,764
Posted By bobg56
I'm looking at placing the unit inside the...

I'm looking at placing the unit inside the forward area where all the other avionics is located, close to the transponder, that will be a shorter cable, but I'll have to coil the 6.5', then mount the...
Forum: ADS-B 01-09-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,764
Posted By bobg56
I purchased the GDL-82 with GPS kit, no...

I purchased the GDL-82 with GPS kit, no instruction manual or coax cable included. I did see the instructions for the Mooney install, should I use these instructions? and what about the cable length...
Forum: ADS-B 12-31-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,764
Posted By bobg56
Now to figure out what to buy that will work the...

Now to figure out what to buy that will work the best and easy to install...
Forum: ADS-B 12-30-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,764
Posted By bobg56
Garmin GDL 82 ADS-B

I'm trying to figure out what kind of device to get for my 2010 RV12, either the GDL 82 or Sky Beacon, the GDL 82 antenna placement has me concerned. I would like to place it under the engine cowl...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-30-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By bobg56
Check the alarms, I have a D180 and it was the...

Check the alarms, I have a D180 and it was the AOA warning even though I don't have the AOA installed, the previous owner was trying to reset some custom settings and I guess defaulted some others. A...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2018, 08:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,933
Posted By bobg56
I would like to add to make sure the connectors...

I would like to add to make sure the connectors are tight, if not pinch them with pliers. Loose connectors will arch and burn, that's what mine did. I remounted the VR (Ducati) inside the cockpit,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-24-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By bobg56
The new pins should handle 100% torque...I was at...

The new pins should handle 100% torque...I was at 100% with the old pins with no problem, but I did put an allen wrench on my pitch servo to see if it was loose and broke it with applying min....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By bobg56
I sent the pitch servo to them because it was...

I sent the pitch servo to them because it was oscillating quite a bit, they found issues with it and gave me a factory reman. and only charged me their standard $175...I may have to send them the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By bobg56
Hey Rich, I also used the Van's set up pages but...

Hey Rich, I also used the Van's set up pages but there's more stuff to add and modify...I'm trying to save time with the autopilot settings, that can take a lot of trial and error flights to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,230
Posted By bobg56
D180, AP74 Auto Pilot Settings

Hey guys, I'd like to know what settings that some of you found to be the best for your pitch and roll...I have the Dynon AP74 system with the latest firmware which includes gain adjustments. I have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,959
Posted By bobg56
The old shear screws are easy to shear, I once...

The old shear screws are easy to shear, I once had a pitch issue and when I went to check to see if the screw was loose, all I did was checking with an allen wrench and it broke with very little...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By bobg56
Thanks Alex, sounds good to me!

Thanks Alex, sounds good to me!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 737
Posted By bobg56
RV12 Brake Pads

Hey Guys, I'm not the builder of my RV12 so I don't know what brakes were installed, I believe Matco is what is provided in the Vans build kit...would anyone know the pad type or part number? I had...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,230
Posted By bobg56
What was used on mine is a connector block, looks...

What was used on mine is a connector block, looks like something the phone company uses...I'm thinking I'll solder them then shrink wrap the connections....all I did for now was reconnect the loose...
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