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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By rcarsey
aft window crack

It happened. I'd like to post a photo of it, but it is too graphic and horrendous to show in public, so I'll offer an illustration and narration of what happened.

After careful drilling of all the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By rcarsey
Your plane is going to weigh 0.05oz less than...

Your plane is going to weigh 0.05oz less than future RV-12's :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,010
Posted By rcarsey
those were some amazing pictures from Greenland

those were some amazing pictures from Greenland
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,010
Posted By rcarsey
Yes, thats the one.. They had the following RV's...

Yes, thats the one.. They had the following RV's listed:

-10: 1
-9A: 1
-8: 3
-7: 1
-6: 1
-4: 2
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,010
Posted By rcarsey
I asked because a long time ago I was curious...

I asked because a long time ago I was curious about round-the-world flights and found a website that listed everyone who made an "offical" RTW flight. I can't remember the name of the website at the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,010
Posted By rcarsey
Atlantic crossing

off the beaten path here.. but I was wondering if there have been any RV-12's that have crossed the Atlantic (via Canada/Greenland/Iceland) or even gone halfway and made it to Bermuda? (Of course,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By rcarsey
you mean the part of the fuselage that is under...

you mean the part of the fuselage that is under the canopy when it is closed? (above the instruments)? I've only seen it painted as if its an external surface.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,774
Posted By rcarsey
this'll get you around for...

this'll get you around for $50.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Yescom-20-Inch-Chrome-Wheel-Unicycle-Leakproof-Butyl-Tire-Wheel-Cycling-Outdoor-Sports-Fitness-Exercise/133091604
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By rcarsey
See page 93 (Edition 1 Rev 4) of the Heavy...

See page 93 (Edition 1 Rev 4) of the Heavy Maintenance Manual (72-00-00)
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 05-31-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 116,003
Posted By rcarsey
There's only a few options that I can see for a...

There's only a few options that I can see for a new model.


Motorglider. Anyone not familiar with them, they are basically airplanes with a wing loading of less than .6 lbs/sqft. You need a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By rcarsey
absolutely correct.. and i know better too. that...

absolutely correct.. and i know better too. that was a slip of the tongue. ive corrected my post.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2019, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,149
Posted By rcarsey
ditto. Once you own the plane (you or someone...

ditto. Once you own the plane (you or someone else built, but registered E-LSA), you visit the FSDO and can get a new certificate with your new N#/Serial# on it, which allows you to do conditional...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By rcarsey
the shortage of hangars (i think nationwide) is a...

the shortage of hangars (i think nationwide) is a big problem that hampers GA. Federally obligated airports tend to be the larger ones where rent is most likely high .. and the non-obligated...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2019, 09:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,379
Posted By rcarsey
Sorry to revive this old thread. I too view...

Sorry to revive this old thread. I too view certain companies as "scalpers". I wanted a short N number, but out of principle, was not going to pay the ransom. I believe it is difficult for the FAA...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By rcarsey
Talking Addendum: One other question I was wondering...

Addendum:

One other question I was wondering about, which was answered by the documentation that came with my interior kit was the WEIGHT of the panels:

Sidewall kit: 4.08lb
Carpet kit:...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By rcarsey
I scuffed the surface with maroon scotchbrite...

I scuffed the surface with maroon scotchbrite pads, sprayed with EkoEtch (phosphoric acid), rinsed, dried, wiped with a blue microfiber cloth from Home Depot .. with acetone, dried.. Then sprayed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,292
Posted By rcarsey
I've got the perfect answer for you. Check out...

I've got the perfect answer for you. Check out my video (was for my own documentation purposes) of me test-fitting the interior kit to find out what needs to be painted :) The two things I failed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By rcarsey
I assume you're talking about all the various...

I assume you're talking about all the various tubes you need to bend, etc.

The ones that are behind the baggage bulkhead, you won't be able to install. But you can still make them now.

When I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 27,616
Posted By rcarsey
Fair enough. My paramotor had a piece of junk...

Fair enough.

My paramotor had a piece of junk hose from the fuel tank to the motor -- it had swelled up enough that even a hose clamp wasn't keeping it attached to the tank. After a lot of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 961
Posted By rcarsey
without seeing what the Sling's handle looks...

without seeing what the Sling's handle looks like.. I can imagine one, maybe similar (size) of the one on the instrument panel of the 12iS, that is riveted to the longeron.. ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-05-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 27,616
Posted By rcarsey
Hey, just curious what happened with this...

Hey, just curious what happened with this feature. IIRC, the tube in my iS kit was black.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,004
Posted By rcarsey
Orrr.... find a Light-Sport Repairman (not an...

Orrr.... find a Light-Sport Repairman (not an A&P) to do the work. I'd imagine it'd have to be cheaper..

I would probably advise against re-certifying in E-LSA.. You'd lose some value in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,047
Posted By rcarsey
Nobody has mentioned it in this thread yet, but I...

Nobody has mentioned it in this thread yet, but I guess I should mention that the RV-12iS now comes with the EarthX. However, there is a lot more air passing though the cowl on the iS due to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,077
Posted By rcarsey
Talking Just wait till you get to running the control...

Just wait till you get to running the control cables for the pilot and co-pilot heater doors!!

I actually enjoyed the fuel tank after i told myself it doesn't need to look pretty because carpet will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By rcarsey
Back in the old days (like 2 years ago), the...

Back in the old days (like 2 years ago), the control horns were ONLY attached to the sparbox by (4) AN3-4A bolts each. Then they found some cracking of the spar around those bolts.. so they...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By rcarsey
i'm showing my age.. i just had to google "what...

i'm showing my age.. i just had to google "what is an 8 day clock?". :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By rcarsey
Ouch. (drawing below so everyone understands). ...

Ouch. (drawing below so everyone understands). Best case is that Van's MAY ok drilling out the LP4-5 and have you use CherryMax CR3213-4-xxx -- which may be 4-2 (grip range .063-.125) or 4-3 (grip...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,524
Posted By rcarsey
The short of it is that Garmin is ready to go to...

The short of it is that Garmin is ready to go to court yesterday. uAvionix is happy with the February 2020 bench trail date. The court agreed to keeping the original schedule. uAvionix does not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,524
Posted By rcarsey
I don't believe this to be true. ADS-B transmits...

I don't believe this to be true. ADS-B transmits your ICAO code (the N number) and a Flight ID (also your N number, but can be changed..so if you're doing an Angel Flight, you may be ANGL55 etc.. or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By rcarsey
Joe, I looked at your log.. you didn't use that...

Joe, I looked at your log.. you didn't use that DOT3 brake fluid did you? DOT3/4 eats O-rings (and paint). DOT5 is supposedly ok.. as is the usual Mil-H-5606
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By rcarsey
I did the soap test.. no signs of leaks. I made...

I did the soap test.. no signs of leaks.

I made the mistake of letting my Dove soap dry without rinsing it off (it was summer, it dried on its own [aka. i forgot]).

Not sure if it was something in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By rcarsey
iS engine cushion clamp frustration (tip)

I received the engine last week and had it mounted up in no time.

Towards the end of this KAI section, they have you use 3 cushion clamps (MS21919's) all stacked on top of each other with one long...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,353
Posted By rcarsey
silly me.. i didn't even think to look to see if...

silly me.. i didn't even think to look to see if there was an Avery tool for that.

I'm sure any drag savings would be negligible and undetectable.. its more about having a normal looking rv-12iS...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 910
Posted By rcarsey
i haven't attempted anything yet.. but i've been...

i haven't attempted anything yet.. but i've been thinking of using a dremel .. and finishing it off with sandpaper
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-26-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,353
Posted By rcarsey
making your own joggles

I'm almost at the point where I need to cut the access hole in the bottom of the tailcone (i have a pre-iS tailcone). See 38iS/U-23...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,806
Posted By rcarsey
I've been wondering the same thing actually.. ...

I've been wondering the same thing actually..

One of two things would happen .. it would either find its own happy position for the amount of air flowing around the wing and the AOA.. or it will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,404
Posted By rcarsey
This is my first build.. the fuselage kit was...

This is my first build.. the fuselage kit was probably the most fun. It is a little more involved than the tail kit.. there are more, smaller parts.. some of which you have no idea what they're for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,067
Posted By rcarsey
If it makes you feel any better, my first crate...

If it makes you feel any better, my first crate (tail) was damaged.. About $400 worth of replacement parts. Luckily I still had enough good parts to keep me busy for awhile.

The carrier was Old...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-18-2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,746
Posted By rcarsey
thats the only reason. they'll argue that their...

thats the only reason. they'll argue that their markup on engine & avionics isnt much.. so they cant afford to lose that 2-3%.. and of course the markup on the sheetmetal parts is a lot since...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,943
Posted By rcarsey
just FYI, i was able to use a regular bearing...

just FYI, i was able to use a regular bearing packer tool (Lisle #34550 Handy Packer Bearing Packer) without any issue due to the integral seal.

I thought maybe the seal (plastic) would crack or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By rcarsey
well i'm at Old Bridge.. half way through the...

well i'm at Old Bridge.. half way through the finishing kit... theres 1 other rv-12 recently completed on the field. There's one at Monmouth Exec. and another I think at Somerset
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-18-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,486
Posted By rcarsey
Refreshing this thread.. more updates as of...

Refreshing this thread.. more updates as of 12/17/18 for RV12iS:

Sections: 12, 17, 22 23, 24, 29 and 37.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,882
Posted By rcarsey
i like the rug idea.. how does wingwalk (the...

i like the rug idea..

how does wingwalk (the sticky pads from Vans or the wingwalk paint) affect the laminar airflow over the wing? does the fact that the wingwalk being located close to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,317
Posted By rcarsey
before adding shims and stuff, would it be...

before adding shims and stuff, would it be prudent to eliminate some possible causes:

1. crosswind. taxi up and down the same taxiway.
2. extra weight on left side. taxi plane with pilot seated on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,721
Posted By rcarsey
wow what an unfortunate sequence of events. hey,...

wow what an unfortunate sequence of events. hey, if the plane is going to be out of service unexpectedly, I suppose the cruddy months like Dec & Jan would be the best time to have it happen.. best...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,513
Posted By rcarsey
agreed. Early on I was being cheap and skipped a...

agreed. Early on I was being cheap and skipped a pneumatic squeezer.. Eventually I broke down and bought a used one from e-Bay.. I kicked myself in the butt for not having bought it earlier.

When...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-01-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By rcarsey
i cant remember exactly what i did.. but there...

i cant remember exactly what i did.. but there was a standard wrench, a crowsfoot (which you'll probably need later for connecting the fuel tank anyway), a lot of foul language and patience...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-28-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,731
Posted By rcarsey
not to change the subject.. but on the rv-12iS...

not to change the subject.. but on the rv-12iS (fuel-injection), does it also use a flow sensor? or does the fuel-used info come directly from the rotax electronics (since it should know exactly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,290
Posted By rcarsey
Section 38 update

new revision of Section 38: Airframe Assembly has been released.

http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/service-rv12iS.htm

REVISION DESCRIPTION / NEW DOCUMENTATION:

Page 38iS/U-02 REV 1: In Figure 2...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,469
Posted By rcarsey
I could be wrong, but I THINK the CS4-4's don't...

I could be wrong, but I THINK the CS4-4's don't have quite the same strength as LP4-3's.

I don't think CS4-4's are made by Gesipa, but I'd love to see the spec sheet to confirm.. or deny.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,360
Posted By rcarsey
I'm happy they announced the rough date for the...

I'm happy they announced the rough date for the GTN package -- I'm looking forward to finally getting IFR rated! I wasn't even thinking about doing the rating until the option appeared on the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,469
Posted By rcarsey
Randy, the rv-12iS (and I suppose the latest...

Randy, the rv-12iS (and I suppose the latest iterations of the rv-12) manual calls for CS4-4 (120 degree blind rivet) rivets under the wingwalk (two lines of rivets if i remember correctly). The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,683
Posted By rcarsey
Just FYI.. sorta related.. these symptoms...

Just FYI.. sorta related.. these symptoms reminded me of a video I had watched recently..

skip to 5:30 where his electrical problem begins.. and 7:45 he shows you the weird sensor...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-07-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By rcarsey
I was able to do it easily with the fuselage on...

I was able to do it easily with the fuselage on the ground (on a piece of carpet). There are a LOT of holes to final drill (plus the exterior-surface holes which then get countersunk!). For the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,143
Posted By rcarsey
AN fittings & sealant

Section 5.27 tells us about using Permatex #2, Tite-seal, or Loctite 565 on pipe thread fittings...



I've been applying Permatex #2 to AN threads.. does it also get applied to the nipple/flange...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By rcarsey
I think it is slightly more than 36" wide.. but I...

I think it is slightly more than 36" wide.. but I will measure for you when I get to the hangar later (6pm edt).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-11-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,599
Posted By rcarsey
You will never need to worry about the johnson...

You will never need to worry about the johnson bar malfunctioning!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,269
Posted By rcarsey
reliability, fuel efficiency,...

reliability, fuel efficiency, range/endurance.

From Van's published numbers... 433 miles per tank (21.64mpg) vs 630 (31.5 mpg)... 45% more efficient is serious! Someone else can do the math.....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,819
Posted By rcarsey
Impossible to say until we know what the speed...

Impossible to say until we know what the speed limit is, max seats, stall etc.

Though I think if the speed limit is increased, you could expect Vans to come up with some design that will match that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,438
Posted By rcarsey
Right.. 120kt CAS is the maximum permitted...

Right.. 120kt CAS is the maximum permitted cruising speed in level flight at sea level. Vne is set by Vans (by the engineers / design limits). You could definitely make some speed mods and get...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-09-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,618
Posted By rcarsey
the PRP26A ! but dont spend more than $100 on it....

the PRP26A ! but dont spend more than $100 on it. theres a listing on ebay now for about $50. if you cant find it reasonably, then go for what other people recommend.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,272
Posted By rcarsey
I can attest to the cheaper ones not lasting...

I can attest to the cheaper ones not lasting long. I've used up about half my wheel already (end of Fuse kit).. Generates a ton of dust. If I had a do-over, I'd just get the Van's one or a 3M.

I...
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