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Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 10:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Ed, I sent you an email (not a pm). I may be...

Hi Ed,

I sent you an email (not a pm). I may be able to help, if you want to drive to Irvine.
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By rv9builder
Nice video, David. Thanks for posting it!

Nice video, David. Thanks for posting it!
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,791
Posted By rv9builder
Interesting...If the article is correct, I guess...

Interesting...If the article is correct, I guess they are registering it E/A-B, not ELSA.
Forum: RV-12 08-08-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 867
Posted By rv9builder
The new RV-12iS fuselage has a center console for...

The new RV-12iS fuselage has a center console for fuses, throttle, switches, etc. This frees up space on the main panel for more avionics. You can see photos at these two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By rv9builder
SteinAir has red, white and blue:...

SteinAir has red, white and blue: https://www.steinair.com/product-category/pitot-static/pitot-tubing/
Forum: RV-12 08-03-2018, 03:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,381
Posted By rv9builder
All RVs have tiedown rings. Only RV-12s are...

All RVs have tiedown rings. Only RV-12s are affected by the prop service bulletin. That's probably the reason for the higher number of views on this thread.
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By rv9builder
Yes, the new fuselage is compatible with an older...

Yes, the new fuselage is compatible with an older tail cone and wings.
Forum: RV-12 07-20-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 955
Posted By rv9builder
I agree. Jessica has been doing a great job of...

I agree. Jessica has been doing a great job of letting us know what's going on with new parts for the RV-12iS fuselage kit.
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 396,021
Posted By rv9builder
Very nice, Jeff!

Very nice, Jeff!
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,593
Posted By rv9builder
For most RV-12 builders, hoses arenít an option....

For most RV-12 builders, hoses arenít an option. Because we are registering our planes as ELSA, the aircraft must be built according to the plans. After certification, you can switch to hoses, but at...
Forum: RV-12 07-13-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,593
Posted By rv9builder
Could you coil the long tubes for shipping, or...

Could you coil the long tubes for shipping, or would that be a problem because unless the builder unrolls them perfectly flat and straight, they would no longer be the exact length necessary for a...
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,087
Posted By rv9builder
Is appearance the only reason to fill the rivet...

Is appearance the only reason to fill the rivet heads? Is there a practical reason, like keeping water out of the wings and fuselage when it rains or preventing loose mandrels from falling out?
Forum: RV-12 07-08-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,577
Posted By rv9builder
Very nice, Tom! Keep us posted on its performance.

Very nice, Tom! Keep us posted on its performance.
Forum: RV-12 06-18-2018, 12:31 AM
Replies: 631
Views: 396,021
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations, Ron! What kind of engine /prop...

Congratulations, Ron! What kind of engine /prop is in it?
Forum: RV-12 06-13-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 631
Views: 396,021
Posted By rv9builder
Looks great, Cdenora! Let us know the...

Looks great, Cdenora!

Let us know the performance numbers you see with the constant-speed prop.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-06-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 855
Posted By rv9builder
Sounds like a great trip, Keith! I couldn't get...

Sounds like a great trip, Keith!

I couldn't get the link to work.
Forum: RV-12 06-02-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,228
Posted By rv9builder
Great video, Paul! Very interesting to watch. The...

Great video, Paul! Very interesting to watch. The plane looks amazing!
Forum: California 05-22-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,550
Posted By rv9builder
Xavier, What's an indemnity tax? Thanks,

Xavier,
What's an indemnity tax?

Thanks,
Forum: RV-12 05-16-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,902
Posted By rv9builder
I've also used a reamer for about 95% of the...

I've also used a reamer for about 95% of the holes that will receive an LP4-3 rivet. The reamer barely takes away any metal, but it's just enough to make a difference. I've found that AN-470 rivets...
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 979
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations, Leon!

Congratulations, Leon!
Forum: RV-12 05-06-2018, 10:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,163
Posted By rv9builder
Great looking paint scheme, Paul! Looks fantastic!

Great looking paint scheme, Paul! Looks fantastic!
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,637
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Chris. Looks good!

Thanks, Chris. Looks good!
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,637
Posted By rv9builder
Looks nice, Chris! What kind of rattle-can paint...

Looks nice, Chris! What kind of rattle-can paint and clear epoxy did you use?

Thanks,
Forum: California 05-02-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By rv9builder
Incredible! When I started my project, I called...

Incredible! When I started my project, I called the Board of Equalization, and they told me it was OK to put it on my state tax return, which is what I've been doing as I order each kit.
Forum: California 04-23-2018, 01:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,209
Posted By rv9builder
Another option is to go into Fullerton instead of...

Another option is to go into Fullerton instead of John Wayne.
Forum: RV-12 04-20-2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 933
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Brandon, I didnít see a revised Section 7 on...

Hi Brandon,

I didnít see a revised Section 7 on the website either, but I downloaded the new Section 11, and on many of the pages, I noticed a row of rivets on the R-1201 rudder skin directly in...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-19-2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By rv9builder
It depends on the jig. The chord of the 7ís wing...

It depends on the jig. The chord of the 7ís wing is wider than the 9ís, so the jig might have to be a little higher to accommodate the extra width. The 9's wing is longer than the 7ís wing, so you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,857
Posted By rv9builder
Have you considered hanging the wings from the...

Have you considered hanging the wings from the ceiling in your garage?
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,994
Posted By rv9builder
I had the same question about the parts in the...

I had the same question about the parts in the pre-built fuselage center section. Tech support told me the anodized parts were OK to use in the condition we received them.

Having read Section 5, I...
Forum: RV-12 04-18-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,687
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Ben and Jim. I appreciate your...

Thanks, Ben and Jim. I appreciate your suggestions!
Forum: RV-12 04-16-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,687
Posted By rv9builder
Removing rivet stems

Has anyone found an easy way to remove the rivet stems after drilling out the rivets for the service bulletin? Amazon.com has several magnetic pickup tools that look like they might be helpful. Has...
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-14-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By rv9builder
Van built an RV-12 from an early kit and licensed...

Van built an RV-12 from an early kit and licensed it E/AB, but it is powered by a Rotax. You can read about it in several of the archived issues of the RVator on Van's website. The completed plane is...
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,687
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Rich, Yes, Iíve heard of it being a problem...

Hi Rich,

Yes, Iíve heard of it being a problem with some PA-28s. Hereís a very sad news story and a video that shows how badly aluminum and steel corrosion can...
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 591
Posted By rv9builder
Sections 31B and 42F on my CD aren't searchable...

Sections 31B and 42F on my CD aren't searchable either.
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,687
Posted By rv9builder
Tom, Read post #1, 2 and 4 in this thread. I...

Tom,

Read post #1, 2 and 4 in this thread. I think it will answer your question.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=157967
Forum: RV-12 03-26-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By rv9builder
Itís not a service bulletin. F-01204J is one of...

Itís not a service bulletin. F-01204J is one of the parts used in the center section of the new iS fuselage. This particular part isn't found in the original RV-12 fuselage.

F-01204J is a part...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for the info! Mark

Thanks for the info!

Mark
Forum: RV-12 03-25-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 929
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for the heads-up!

Thanks for the heads-up!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 842
Posted By rv9builder
Noise-Cancelling Headphones for the Shop

Has anyone used wireless noise-cancelling headphones to listen to music in the shop? Did they block out background sounds from compressors, drills, and die grinders?

On the other hand, maybe not...
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By rv9builder
Most of them are left open, but not all. See post...

Most of them are left open, but not all. See post 16 of this thread:

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=158293
Forum: RV-14 03-18-2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,046
Posted By rv9builder
I had the same problem in Southern California...

I had the same problem in Southern California when I built my workbench a few years ago. The wood I found at a lumber yard was better than the stuff at the big-box stores, but it still wasn't very...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,326
Posted By rv9builder
I was referring to builders who are ordering a...

I was referring to builders who are ordering a fuselage for the first time, not someone who already has the original fuselage.

I agree that if you already have the original fuselage and you're now...
Forum: RV-12 03-15-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,326
Posted By rv9builder
I've wondered about that myself. Obviously, a new...

I've wondered about that myself. Obviously, a new fuselage with a 912 iS is an RV-12 iS, but what do you call an RV-12 iS fuselage with a 912 ULS engine?

Pretty small problem in the scheme of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-12-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 956
Posted By rv9builder
AN bolt question

Is there a limit to the number of times an AN bolt (especially an AN-3) can be re-torqued and reused? Is there a way to tell if an AN bolt (that hasn't snapped into two pieces) has ever been...
Forum: RV-12 03-09-2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 603
Posted By rv9builder
Brendan, Check out this thread, especially post...

Brendan,

Check out this thread, especially post #5 and 7. Scott explains how to determine the correct length for LP4 rivets.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=117049
Forum: RV-12 03-08-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By rv9builder
From Van's online catalog: Fuel Pump RV-12...

From Van's online catalog:

Fuel Pump RV-12 ONLY
Part Number = ES 40105
Price = $44.00
Forum: RV-12 03-07-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,291
Posted By rv9builder
Yes, Vanís considered a fixed-pitch prop during...

Yes, Vanís considered a fixed-pitch prop during RV-12 development. If I remember correctly, they decided to go with an adjustable prop so builders can fine-tune the prop to their specifications. If...
Forum: RV-14 03-04-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 32,741
Posted By rv9builder
Looks great! Very nice color and scheme!

Looks great! Very nice color and scheme!
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By rv9builder
Not a big deal either way, but Iíd leave all the...

Not a big deal either way, but Iíd leave all the RV-12s in the same forum. Looking at the entire airplane, not just the fuselage, there are a lot of parts in common between the two models. To me,...
Forum: RV-12 03-02-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By rv9builder
Interesting observation, David. I studied page...

Interesting observation, David. I studied page 23iS/U07 and 23iS/U10 and they donít seem to be saying the same thing. On page 10, it definitely looks like you shouldnít rivet those holes. However, on...
Forum: Polishing your RV 02-26-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,866
Posted By rv9builder
Did you notice a big difference in the end result...

Did you notice a big difference in the end result with the cyclo vs. California Custom?
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,129
Posted By rv9builder
I built mine per the plans. I also thought it...

I built mine per the plans. I also thought it seemed a little unusual to have the flanges facing different directions, but I figured the designer had a good reason for doing it that way. Anybody know...
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,129
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Steve!

Thanks, Steve!
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,129
Posted By rv9builder
Looks good! I haven't received my SB-18-02-02...

Looks good! I haven't received my SB-18-02-02 parts yet. Do the HS-01231C Stabilator Hinge Gussets just go on top of the stabilator, as seen in the photo, or are there two additional gussets on the...
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,687
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Scott, You are correct that S.B. 18-02-03...

Hi Scott,

You are correct that S.B. 18-02-03 says you only need to install the HS-1226A and HS-1226B doublers if cracks are found. But since weíre taking apart the anti-servo tabs anyway to install...
Forum: RV-12 02-19-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,306
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Bob, My longerons were pre-bent, but not...

Hi Bob,

My longerons were pre-bent, but not pre-twisted. They are curved, but lie flat, so I'll have to do steps 2 and 3. I was disappointed they weren't pre-twisted, too!
Forum: RV-14 02-18-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 32,741
Posted By rv9builder
Very niceógreat color!

Very niceógreat color!
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,653
Posted By rv9builder
If Iím reading the service bulletin correctly,...

If Iím reading the service bulletin correctly, itís interesting that doublers are only required if the AST skin is cracked. If the skin isnít cracked, it looks like the HS-1230 replacement ribs will...
Forum: RV-12 02-15-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By rv9builder
It is important if you're building an iS...

It is important if you're building an iS fuselage. The hole is where the fuel drain goes. My guess is that they will have some sort of retrofit kit to add an inspection hole and cover to Generation 1...
Forum: RV-12 02-14-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,141
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for posting. Looks good!

Thanks for posting. Looks good!
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,638
Posted By rv9builder
I wonder how much weight the top tiedown(s) can...

I wonder how much weight the top tiedown(s) can support?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,680
Posted By rv9builder
It is if the plane is an SLSA.

It is if the plane is an SLSA.
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