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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 581
Posted By E. D. Eliot
912 - Gaskets, etc - What do I need?

Hoping to move my 12 parts to a hanger for assembly soon. I need to know which gaskets I need to have on hand in order to properly service my 912ULS during the first 50 hours or so. Thanks in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,286
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Rustoleum 2X

For what it's worth, I used Rustoleum 2X sprayed over Aircraft Spruce rattle can zinc chromate. After spraying the zinc chromate, I waited a few days before spraying the 2X. I am very happy with...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-17-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you

At the price charged elsewhere, I always figured that I didn't need them - now, thanks to you, I can. I appreciate your helpful tip. Thanks again, Ed:cool:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,554
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Sling

I'm training in a Sling out of KTOA. No RV-12s available for flight training here in Southern Taxyafornia. Building an RV-12. Can't compare the two as I am not yet experienced enough to do so. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-09-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,270
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Visibility - an observation

Others have said that my opinion doesn't matter - just paint it the way that you want. I don't subscribe to that idea as I think that color of an aircraft can make an important difference. I want...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,057
Posted By E. D. Eliot
New isn't always right

I'd check the new ignition wires and their end connectors. Sometimes, new electrical components that come from the factory are bad. Easy ohm check just tp be sure. Start with the ht wires on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,533
Posted By E. D. Eliot
My experience

I'm a new builder - RV-12 so I have very little experience building airplanes - but - I have a lot of experience building or repairing other things - houses, cars, machinery, etc. AI learned early...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-01-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,471
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Options

I layed down six layers of 6 mil plastic on top of the fuselage instead of tape. It was too many layers and the gap between the fuselage top and the bottom of the layup was too large. Just had to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Moving my 12 kit to the airport

I am facing moving my mostly completed RV-12 project to the airport soon - about 50 miles to Chino AP from San Pedro, SO Cal. I'm very interested in your suggestions on how to do this safely.

I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 321,184
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Main gear fairings?

I have read of only one person trying to manufacture and mount a set of main landing gear fairings - believe that they use RV-8 lg fairings. Anyone else tried this idea out. Results? I'd expect a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 18,418
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Really sad

I'm really disheartened by this development. I have not even fired up my Rotax yet and realize that I will likely be paying Rotax a 'use tax' in order to fly my 12. How much maintenance money must...
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-05-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thanks you all

I thank you all and appreciate that information. Thanks again, Ed
Forum: Electrical Systems 04-04-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By E. D. Eliot
What's are my batteries trying to tell me?

I have two PC680 batteries - one that a kind gentleman gave me as he retired it i n serviceable shape from his RV-7 after three years and the other is one point five years old - came from Van's with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,402
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you all

I'll read my engine manual and then show it to my CFI. He was acting as per flight club regulation so well see what the outcome is. Thanks again, ED.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,402
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Rotax warm up ops - your suggestions please

First off, I want to say that this question is posted only to gain answers - not in any way to disparage or be critical of anyone or anything - please understand - I seek info only.

Background -...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-13-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Additional elect power?

I'm training on a Sling so I'm around their shop some. They are constantly building up new Slings to sell. Saw one which had a Rotax? alternator attached to the upper left hand area of the engine...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Extractor

My limited experience with Molex is that there is kind of an art to removing the pins from the plastic receptical once they are installed - kind of like riding a bike - hard at first but easy after...
Forum: Fiberglass 03-11-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,780
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Rudder?

Just a shot in the dark here but is it possible that the rudder isn't rigged correctly? I have no experience to back up my thought here so take it for what cost you = <1Cent.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Response??

No response yet. Tried again this morning.:(:(:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you all

Thanks for the replies and the e-mail address. Sent them a mmessage - hope that they reply.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2019, 06:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,438
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Unhappy Foreflight - how to contact a person there?

I have a problem with my Foreflight subscription and can't fine a way to talk to them by phone or on the internet. Please advise as to how to contact them please. Thanks, Ed :(:(:(:(:(
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 673
Posted By E. D. Eliot
EAA Like Table

I'd recommend that you plan on maybe two EAA like tables. I built three and made provisions to bolt them together in whichever configuration I needed. Build them with screws and bolts - not nails. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 18,418
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Rediculous

These things can't be gold or platinum coated can they? This problem can't be unique to 912s installed in Vans RV-12 can it? Why can't this problem be solved by the manufacturer of the Rotax...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,712
Posted By E. D. Eliot
My two cents worth

Disclaimer, I'm not a contractor but have a fair amount of rebuilding here in Taxyafornia. I've always gotten along well with the Build Department Inspectors. I choose to everything 'with permit'....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,146
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Speaking from theory here

I am envious of anyone with any size hanger! Here in Taxyafornia, it seldom freezes but I do appreciate a heated space in which to work in the colder evenings - so, like Az Gilla, I recommend that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,816
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Parking Brake

Love your MGL panel - well done! I'm interested in your parking brake install. Really clean and functional. Please advise as to which parking brake (by number please) and which company is the...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-15-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,540
Posted By E. D. Eliot
He's/she's/ they are fired

I'd sure like to know the name of that engine shop. If you can do it, please send me a pm. If not, then I'll understand. At the least, the person who placed the bad/used/rusty part into your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-05-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Remover

Maybe Google it - then try whatever is suggested on the back of the panel. Please let us know which one works.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,098
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thanks Mike

Beautiful solution - thank you, sir
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,098
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Patching a hole in canopy

Ouch - ok, I'll admit it - I managed to complete fitting and permanently attaching my canopy without checking that the pre-drilled hole at the canopy top thru which the handle shaft fits. It's off...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-13-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,870
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Rivets

I suggest that to make it easier, that you remove a few more rivets from the already installed skins where they meet the new skin. makes it easier and better. Then just do it. If it is still hard...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-09-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you!

Appreciate the help. I'll try the cheap solution first! Again, I appreciate the help.:cool:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-09-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,092
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Tool for 'blue' electrical connectors - wing

I need to remove the pins from several 'blue electrical connectors' @ wing roots. The blue connectors are ES-00077 & 78 on page 31A-2. We've tried several pin type pin extractors and have managed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,271
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Agree

On Scott's recommendation, I went and bought the HF buffer as shown above. It has held up extremely well and the results using Van's or a 3M wheel are excellent. I now have a deburring wheel on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,670
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Gasoline Bags

Paul & others - please recommend brand name of the gasoline bags that you carry in your 12. Thanks, Ed Eliot
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,206
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you all

I appreciate the replies that I have received. I appreciate - thanks all, Ed Eliot
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,575
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Landing gear fairings

Thinking way ahead here but I'm interested to know if anyone created or purchased landing gear fairings for their 12. I mean the fairing that covers the landing gear itself - not the fairings that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-16-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,206
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Same here

Dale, Exactly what I want to do. No luck so far with Van's as I kind of expected. Too bad but I understand. No argument. I was hoping that someone nearby had a fuselage kit in which these parts...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,206
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Patterns needed - RV-12 / 3 piece panel

I have completed installing my RV-12 panels as per Van's. After certification as ELSA, I want to install my Dynon radio and a Dynon intercom and remove the Garmin radio/intercom combo. Also, I will...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 08-13-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 115,968
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Upgraded kit instead?

I'd like to see Van's upgrade and simplify the construction process of the RV-7, 8, 9 series of aircraft with the same technology that they used to produce the RV-12 and RV-14. Make it easier for us...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,274
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Wanted - your experience - electrical load

I know exactly what Van's says to/not to do reference overloading the power generated by the 912ULS alternator. And have read a few threads by RV-12 builders who have installed a second landing...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-13-2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,863
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Back firing

Suggest that you check the HT wires resistance - make sure that they all are within normal limits. I always check the cheapest to replace parts first. Best to you.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-09-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 115,968
Posted By E. D. Eliot
RV-15 ?

As a builder of the 'older RV-12', There were a few things that I had wished for in the 12 that simply weren't there. Lo and behold, Vans came up with an improved RV-12 which to my mind, is an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2018, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,497
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you, Sir

John, you have given me, and likely many others, exactly what I need. I owe you not a beer or two but a dinner so hope that we meet some day!!

Thank you very much, Ed
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2018, 12:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,497
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Wiring help needed - RV-12-ULS

Building the older RV-12 kit. As ELSA, I can't change anything from the plans while building. So, after certification as ELSA, I may add a second landing light. I am planning the install at this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By E. D. Eliot
I owe, I owe, I owe

Once again, Scott, you nailed it. What more can I say then I owe you once more - so grateful. Hope to buy your dinner some day!!! You just saved me a lot of time and ??? whatever is next. Thank...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Garmin 200 - troubleshooting

Lighted off my Garmin 200 that is installed in the panel of my RV-12 for the first time.

Receives ok
Transmits carrier but not voice.

Checked Garmin troubleshooting on line - no failures of this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,754
Posted By E. D. Eliot
I-Pad/Foreflight Info - Need help in purchases

Back to flying soon. Hope that my question isn't too basic.

I have held off on purchasing an ( - ) pad device until I was set up with my CFI. Met him today and will resume training soon.

My CFI...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,578
Posted By E. D. Eliot
No expert but ---

Your last post scares me. Don't want to alarm you but if that happened to me, I'd ground the airplane and check everything in the controls systems and in particular, the mounting of the VS, HS, and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,659
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Easy/Simple things first

I'd buy a complete set of new plugs and install them. Save the current set as this may not be the problem. I have experienced one new plug that was no good. Maybe you too? Best of skill to you in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,077
Posted By E. D. Eliot
My first time!!

I may not be typical here - I had and still do have a lot to learn about fiberglass ops! I found the 'process' enjoyable and challenging at the same time. Followed Van's instructions as exactly as...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,234
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Bending

Think that I'd cut it off, get a new piece or two of the same number aluminum tubing (in my case, it might take two in order to get it right), bend it on a wooden frame with the desired radius, and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,850
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Avionics

I'm building an RV-12 right now so I have little choice (Dynon or Garmin) and no choice on where the antennas go. So, it's easy for me. I'm already planning my next build. I'm going with Dynon in...
Forum: RV-14 03-08-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,464
Posted By E. D. Eliot
MSTRB=great

Bought the MSTRB as recommended by Rich. Received in just a few days and this thing is awesome even when powered by a small 9V battery. It's almost blinding even in daylight!

As above, I will use...
Forum: RV-14 03-02-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,464
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Ordered

Thank you all for this most timely discussion and information. Just ordered the MSTRB flasher. About $45 delivered. As above, I will mount this unit on top of the VS of my RV-12. Flying from...
Forum: RV-11 02-27-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 15,412
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Let it fly!

Hope that you all can get it flying again - maybe with a more contemporary engine. I think that you will be surprised by the demand for a kit 'if' you are able to find the right engine. I'd love to...
Forum: My RV Build Project 02-21-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,753
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Suggestion for success

I have found that the best 'tool' that I have found is someone who is willing to spend a little - or a lot- of time getting my feet on the ground as far as set up and beginning my build. Doesn't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,931
Posted By E. D. Eliot
I'm thankful

I am thankful that the people at Van's are proactive as to bettering the RV-12. Makes my finished airplane safer. This airplane design is still maturing and I think that the low number of SBs...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 40,463
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Want to comply!!

I do appreciate this SB and all of the work that the technical staff at Van's must have put into it. Would have liked to order tonight but can't because I'm not sure which new parts need to be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 993
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Wings now?

Ok, since you asked for info, I'll give you my 'opinion'.

Since you have built the empennage, you should be handy enough with the tools and procedures to build any part of the kit that you choose. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,475
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Dynon Radio?

I'll admit it, I'm allergic to Garmin avionics and fully support Dynon. This is my choice so I'll not debate with you or criticize your choice of Garmin.

So, I want to prospect of eventually...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-28-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,891
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thoughts

I have zero experience with Lycoming but a fair amount with auto engines - obviously, I am not an expert but - I'd first change the 'new' plugs out for another new set. Sometimes, you will get a bad...
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