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Forum: RV-12 07-26-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By Phantom30
I have the dual Garmin G3X package and full...

I have the dual Garmin G3X package and full lighting set up..No problems. Also have aux fuel tank w/transfer pump; and have not triggered any alarms when used (landing light not in use when transfer...
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,087
Posted By Phantom30
I did mine b4 inspection (called it pre-painting...

I did mine b4 inspection (called it pre-painting prep).....Mel, a little help here on the official take.
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,087
Posted By Phantom30
I can verify that filling rivets will add .0001...

I can verify that filling rivets will add .0001 knots to cruise speed 🤓
Forum: RV-12 06-23-2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By Phantom30
Bob....welcome to the forum. You will love your...

Bob....welcome to the forum. You will love your -12. Lots of help available here when needed.
Forum: RV-12 06-23-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By Phantom30
Actually Rich, I run a flow test after I remove...

Actually Rich, I run a flow test after I remove the gasolator bowl/screen. If you get full flow as per you initial flow test; i’m Good to go.

Are you speaking of a led to computer type?
Forum: RV-12 06-22-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 989
Posted By Phantom30
There are two strainers to check..1. The...

There are two strainers to check..1. The gasolator-no need to drain fuel tank...simple close in cockpit fuel valve. You will get a little spillage, but not much..; 2. the second, the in tank strainer...
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,859
Posted By Phantom30
Awww come on Mel...that is nap of earth...

Awww come on Mel...that is nap of earth flying..practice for chasing cattle or straffing canoe’ers floating the Calorado.
Forum: RV-12 06-19-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,859
Posted By Phantom30
[QUOTE=N49ex;1267920] did I trust my work and...

[QUOTE=N49ex;1267920] did I trust my work and preparation, and if I did not or wasn't sure, why would I want to endanger someone else? Even if they are an "experienced test pilot", if something...
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,859
Posted By Phantom30
Just my advice....two things. First, you’ve spent...

Just my advice....two things. First, you’ve spent untold number of hours building; in the back of your head you would do anything to save your plane and possibly lose your life doing so.. As a test...
Forum: RV-12 06-09-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,207
Posted By Phantom30
The springs were easy to install (much better...

The springs were easy to install (much better design); just step back, have a beer and give her another go🧐
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,239
Posted By Phantom30
I’ve tried several dual gauge set-ups; but I like...

I’ve tried several dual gauge set-ups; but I like best the dual-needle gauge like Tony uses. Set your off-idle adjustment first @ 3800 rpm. Then adjust idle sync & idle rpm with your idle...
Forum: RV-12 06-06-2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,521
Posted By Phantom30
As David has suggested...do an oil purge per...

As David has suggested...do an oil purge per Rotax service buliten (your valves are probably not sealing...hence, no compression. Which is needed to return oil to tank.
Forum: RV-12 05-20-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,229
Posted By Phantom30
EarthX LiPi battery (pretty much a drop in...

EarthX LiPi battery (pretty much a drop in replacement. Save somewhere around 10 lbs. Your engine will crank faster/better. They advertise here on this site.
Forum: RV-12 05-19-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,229
Posted By Phantom30
Check your grounding cables...

Check your grounding cables...
Forum: RV-12 05-19-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,291
Posted By Phantom30
Scott....again, could not agree more. I, when I...

Scott....again, could not agree more. I, when I first started flying my -12, I adjusted my idle to 1550 rpm (which you are correct stating from there to correct synch you would have to choose using...
Forum: RV-12 05-18-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,291
Posted By Phantom30
No disagreement Scott...idle synch is done...

No disagreement Scott...idle synch is done following “off idle adjustment” as per Van’s maint manual...it just wasn’t clear imho...until my Rotax class...the fact that there are 3: distinct fuel flow...
Forum: RV-12 05-18-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,291
Posted By Phantom30
I beg to differ with you....mid range synch @...

I beg to differ with you....mid range synch @ 3800 rpm (called off idle) is where you synch the needle valve circuit of your carb (done first before you synch idle setting. Done right...these carbs...
Forum: RV-12 05-16-2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,902
Posted By Phantom30
Go to Cleveland Tools site (there are others too)...

Go to Cleveland Tools site (there are others too) and see recommended tools; and start the ride as your budget allows. You will enjoy every minute....and wind up with an affordable, fun to fly...
Forum: RV-12 04-29-2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,049
Posted By Phantom30
Bought it on amazon (Savage SVT200 by Swanson...

Bought it on amazon (Savage SVT200 by Swanson Tools)

Can get down to .01 degree.....
Forum: RV-12 04-28-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,049
Posted By Phantom30
Will give info in a few days...as i’m On my way...

Will give info in a few days...as i’m On my way down from Idaho to get plane in Phoenix.
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,049
Posted By Phantom30
I’ve played around both over and undered...

I’ve played around both over and undered pitched....finding Van’s recommended pitch of 71.4 to be dead on for overall performance.

Finding a good digital level was a trip, but once I got one. I can...
Forum: RV-12 04-20-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,174
Posted By Phantom30
Not sure if you have tried this...but I would get...

Not sure if you have tried this...but I would get a “new” set of plugs....also check plug wires (go for the easy stuff first). Put vacuum gauges on and check for leaks. Normally, it is something...
Forum: RV-12 04-09-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 915
Posted By Phantom30
I believe there are two types of software...

I believe there are two types of software upgrades....one for config files (this you want from Van’s); and firmware/software upgrades, which you are speaking of...which you can down load from...
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,863
Posted By Phantom30
Having “built and supported in USA” is a major...

Having “built and supported in USA” is a major plus point for me..
Forum: RV-12 04-07-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,912
Posted By Phantom30
I took my transition training from Mike (and he...

I took my transition training from Mike (and he is #1); however, my landings were my weak link. Mike likes a pretty close to stall set down which “is” important to able to do...especially if having...
Forum: RV-12 04-06-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,447
Posted By Phantom30
This is definitely my next mod....tired of flying...

This is definitely my next mod....tired of flying for 20/30 minutes wondering why cruise speed is limited...then getting a grin from my buddy when I say “Oh Crap” you didn’t see this.
Forum: RV-12 04-06-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,201
Posted By Phantom30
I believe it is 44 in/lbs...I did mine...

I believe it is 44 in/lbs...I did mine nice-and-tightly (used the removal force minus the pull of gravity of the moon+.00003 % weight of plane)��
Forum: RV-12 03-29-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,671
Posted By Phantom30
I kinda figured “cold” engine to be root...

I kinda figured “cold” engine to be root cause....normally not a problem; however, due to repaving of area in front of hangar. Not able to fire up engine.

Live and learn��
Forum: RV-12 03-28-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,671
Posted By Phantom30
Checking Oil Level

Love to hear a concenses on this....maybe Jolly will jump in.

Oil change as per manual...however, when I check oil level (cold), it is halfway up the stick (middle of recessed part). After getting...
Forum: RV-12 03-24-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 396,021
Posted By Phantom30
Sent you a private message...

Sent you a private message...
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,583
Posted By Phantom30
Tom, The link to order is:...

Tom,

The link to order is: www.motoguzzisales.co.uk/index.htm

The F4112 is the fixed rate regulator, the F4118 is the stepped rate regulator

Also, recommended...is to install a 33,000 uf, 35...
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,583
Posted By Phantom30
They can be ordered through motorcycle shops in...

They can be ordered through motorcycle shops in the UK...motoguzi shop sent me mine.
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,583
Posted By Phantom30
I’m confused......so I can install something else...

I’m confused......so I can install something else to protect my electrical system?

Why not just install a “quality built” “stepped charge rate” regulator/rectifier SH voltage regulator.....that...
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,583
Posted By Phantom30
I guess “shoudn’t“ does not make me feel warm and...

I guess “shoudn’t“ does not make me feel warm and fuzzy! I’ve seen first hand what run-away charging systems can do...this is an area where saving a few bucks doesn’t make sense to me....but, hey. We...
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,583
Posted By Phantom30
I thought about going this route; however, what...

I thought about going this route; however, what concerned me was when a regulator goes south...there is always a chance it could wreck havoc on “very expensive electronics”....just a thought🤓
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,843
Posted By Phantom30
An “Aux Fuel Pump Switch” is great for on ground...

An “Aux Fuel Pump Switch” is great for on ground work such as regular software updates etc. or when running fuel transfer pump from aux fuel tank (at altitude)....but i’d Keep the aux fuel pump...
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,583
Posted By Phantom30
Very good point....and the reason to upgrade....

Very good point....and the reason to upgrade. Thanks
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,583
Posted By Phantom30
Thought i’d Pass on info I received from EarthX...

Thought i’d Pass on info I received from EarthX tech support....there is no need for the “stepped charge regulator” as long as voltage does not exceed 14.4 volts. Meaning the SH fixed rate regulator...
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By Phantom30
Thanks for the input...it is my understanding the...

Thanks for the input...it is my understanding the BMS provides various status alerts (I maybe wrong as I have not dug into this); if so...how to configure G3X? FYI...I built E-LSA
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By Phantom30
Scott...I was wondering if Van’s has configured a...

Scott...I was wondering if Van’s has configured a battery widget for the EarthX....and wiring input instructions for G3X?
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By Phantom30
I have the G3X system too....wondering how to set...

I have the G3X system too....wondering how to set it up?
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,583
Posted By Phantom30
Not yet...you bet��, especially with my aux 10...

Not yet...you bet��, especially with my aux 10 gallon fuel tank.

Edit: I use the old military method to check CG...take er up off the runway a foot or two, if it’s not squirrelly, good to go!
Forum: RV-12 03-17-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,047
Posted By Phantom30
-12si..what battery is being used?

Does anyone know which battery is being used in the new -12si.

My reason for asking is....has a BMS widget (EarthX battery) been configured for the G3X?
Forum: RV-12 03-17-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,583
Posted By Phantom30
As I just installed the earthx (while doing SB’s...

As I just installed the earthx (while doing SB’s for tail feathers); I haven’t cranked the engine yet...so haven’t noted how it will perform. As to using the stepped charging SH. I still have the...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,583
Posted By Phantom30
I ordered both the fix charge rate and stepped...

I ordered both the fix charge rate and stepped charge rate SH regulators. Currently have fix charge rate one installed...has been rock solid; and is a quality product...well worth the expense.

Just...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By Phantom30
I can tell you (it was some time ago, and my...

I can tell you (it was some time ago, and my memory...well); van’s Kit plans were very good till this part of the build; however, the finish kit [avionics gave me some fits]. I believe it is because...
Forum: RV-12 03-10-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,687
Posted By Phantom30
Just finished both SB’s for my tail feathers...

Just finished both SB’s for my tail feathers yesterday....now for the fun of reinstalling everything. Will say, I appreciate Van’s for the continued support of our Aircraft.

Timing is...
Forum: RV-12 03-07-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By Phantom30
Aux Fuel Pump RV-12

Can anyone post the Facet fuel pump model# the RV-12 uls kit uses..
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,129
Posted By Phantom30
They are pretty near impossible to remove @ HS...

They are pretty near impossible to remove @ HS horns if you do not loosen at least one turn-buckle. This would likewise be a problem during reassembly.
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By Phantom30
Yes, i’m The builder; however, it makes no...

Yes, i’m The builder; however, it makes no difference. As the owner of an “Experimental” Aircraft....Part 43 does not apply to you. You can perform “all” work (with exception of Some avionics...
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By Phantom30
Service Bulletin 18-02-03

Got a question regarding “Level of Certification” for this SB. As stated on the SB..sign off must be by “Repairman with Inspection rating”.

What is going on here....as Owner, any work done by me,...
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,653
Posted By Phantom30
Could not agree more.....hey, it is a super lite...

Could not agree more.....hey, it is a super lite built airplane. I’m just glad Van’s provides the builder support that he does. AND...what else would you do with your time. Documentation to show...
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,687
Posted By Phantom30
Ditto on that....going to replace bearings and...

Ditto on that....going to replace bearings and install Stab fix parts all at one time to satisfy annual tail end inspection...
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,687
Posted By Phantom30
I kind of wonder if “over-tighting” of control...

I kind of wonder if “over-tighting” of control cables might have something to do with this problem....just my trouble shooting mind @ work!

When adjusting and stretching stab cables; I tighten till...
Forum: RV-12 02-12-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,638
Posted By Phantom30
Gives you a place to mount a camera or gun...

Gives you a place to mount a camera or gun depending upon your mission!
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,675
Posted By Phantom30
Sadona around 8:30

Sadona around 8:30
Forum: RV-12 01-18-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,624
Posted By Phantom30
Azjulian....the material did not come through the...

Azjulian....the material did not come through the pump. It was moving around in the fuel line between the banjo fitting that attaches to the fuel block assy and the outlet fitting of the fuel pump....
Forum: RV-12 01-17-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,624
Posted By Phantom30
Just received word from Tom that **** found in...

Just received word from Tom that **** found in “new Rotax Teflon fuel lines that caused low fuel pressure and wot rough running engine was in fact material from manufacturing process (nothing foreign...
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,624
Posted By Phantom30
Steve, Post the original picture if you would...

Steve,
Post the original picture if you would that I sent you. The pic above has the crud scattered out.
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,624
Posted By Phantom30
I can tell you that my fuel pressure has been...

I can tell you that my fuel pressure has been giving me fits from going to 2.0 upon decent....and until recently, lower than 2.0 @ wot during climb out and cruise. Steve sent me their kit; and the...
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,063
Posted By Phantom30
Boy....there are a lot of FAA guys who need to be...

Boy....there are a lot of FAA guys who need to be educated on this cart....and how their regs apply to the “light sport category”!
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,291
Posted By Phantom30
Scott..would love to hear what the test pilot...

Scott..would love to hear what the test pilot thought relative in smoothness compared to 2 blade...whether Van’s decides to offer as option..
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