VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 62 of 194
Search took 0.02 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Jim T
Forum: California 06-22-2018, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,888
Posted By Jim T
As it should! Is it really that important to...

As it should!

Is it really that important to have a tail wheel? If so why?

Is this a one way street? Can the nose wheel be converted to a tail wheel later?

I'm willing to bet that there are a lot...
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,372
Posted By Jim T
Thanks Mel. That's pretty much what I thought and...

Thanks Mel. That's pretty much what I thought and would be a pretty important step for anyone wanting to buy a RV-12 project and finish it as an ELSA.

Jim
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2018, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,372
Posted By Jim T
I just had an interesting thought: How does a...

I just had an interesting thought: How does a prospective buyer of a RV-12 project establish, for sure, that it is being built as an ELSA, as opposed to EAB?

I have an interest in this, in that I'm...
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2018, 07:25 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,687
Posted By Jim T
I installed the stabilator fiberglass tips at the...

I installed the stabilator fiberglass tips at the same time. With the end ribs removed I tipped the H.S. on to the leading edge so the rivets went to the front and then up on end and out the rivets...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,326
Posted By Jim T
Are you talking about folks that already have a...

Are you talking about folks that already have a fuselage, but are upgrading to the new IS fuselage? If that is the case, I would think that 100% of them would be installing the IS engine. Otherwise...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,326
Posted By Jim T
Are you talking about folks that already have a...

Are you talking about folks that already have a fuselage, but are upgrading to the new IS fuselage? If that is the case, I would think that 100% of them would be installing the IS engine. Otherwise...
Forum: RV-12 03-06-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By Jim T
David.............thanks for posting the drawing...

David.............thanks for posting the drawing of the "IS" tank install. I've been curious about it.

Did you ever get your mystery solved about the line of rivets not being installed?

Jim
Forum: RV-12 03-05-2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,687
Posted By Jim T
My neighbor has one of these:...

My neighbor has one of these: https://www.harborfreight.com/catalogsearch/result/index/?dir=asc&order=EAScore%2Cf%2CEAFeatured+Weight%2Cf%2CSale+Rank%2Cf&q=lift+table

Makes is pretty easy to...
Forum: RV-12 03-05-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By Jim T
I bet those were really big bolts......huh! LOL

I bet those were really big bolts......huh! LOL
Forum: RV-12 03-05-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By Jim T
I'm surprised that the new transverse fuel tank...

I'm surprised that the new transverse fuel tank in the IS fuselage only attaches with 3 bolts.

Jim
Forum: RV-12 03-03-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,032
Posted By Jim T
My guess is that it has something to do with the...

My guess is that it has something to do with the fuel tank install that comes later. My old style kit doesn't even have those holes.

Jim
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,687
Posted By Jim T
Same for me.

Same for me.
Forum: RV-12 02-28-2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,129
Posted By Jim T
Just for reference. I got my kit about a week ago...

Just for reference. I got my kit about a week ago and my clips, cotter keys and nut plates were in the bag with the LP4-3 rivets. I didn't get a parts sheet.

Jim
Forum: RV-12 02-26-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,129
Posted By Jim T
If you haven't already......look closely in all...

If you haven't already......look closely in all the rivet bags. Mine were in there along with a couple of cotter keys.

Jim
Forum: RV-12 02-25-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,129
Posted By Jim T
You did fine Ben. I just finished the SB in 8...

You did fine Ben. I just finished the SB in 8 hours myself and mine wasn't even on the plane (new construction). Thanks for the "heads-up" about the Tailcone Fairing. I'll watch for that come install...
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By Jim T
Hi Ric. Just for clarification..........did you...

Hi Ric. Just for clarification..........did you build your RV-12 as an ELSA or EAB?

Jim
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,129
Posted By Jim T
Long here as well. These days it takes twice as...

Long here as well. These days it takes twice as long to get half as much done! :(

Anyway...........I'm certainly no aeronautical engineer, but I'm assuming that the front rib is oriented the way it...
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,129
Posted By Jim T
Joe...........are you maybe referring to the...

Joe...........are you maybe referring to the front ribs? I did mine like Jeff, as the plans called for. It's interesting that the plans also call for the back ribs being the other way .....with the...
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,129
Posted By Jim T
Jeff, I'm doing this SB and am at the point of...

Jeff, I'm doing this SB and am at the point of riveting these brackets together. Here's my take:
1). The holes you've circled in the picture don't look like they have rivets in them.
2). I made my...
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,687
Posted By Jim T
Thanks for the pictures and explanation John. In...

Thanks for the pictures and explanation John.

In several pictures I see what looks like a crack by the left rivet of the nut plate. However, it doesn't seem to absorb dye.

Jim
Forum: RV-12 02-23-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,687
Posted By Jim T
I was told the same thing about the SB 18-02-02...

I was told the same thing about the SB 18-02-02 kit when I ordered it last Tuesday. However, it showed up today, so I hope your's is on it's way.

Jim
Forum: RV-12 02-22-2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 33,687
Posted By Jim T
Excellent point Tony. I have the fiberglass...

Excellent point Tony.

I have the fiberglass tips on order and was going to install them at the same time I'm doing SB 18-02-02 and SB 18-02-03. Looks like I might be going through the loctite...
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,129
Posted By Jim T
Looks great! I'm just getting started with mine...

Looks great! I'm just getting started with mine (kit ordered). In fact the kits are presently backordered about 2 weeks.

I did the same as you. I pulled the control horns off and mounted them on my...
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2018, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 674
Posted By Jim T
I think that the machine countersinking that you...

I think that the machine countersinking that you do in Steps 14 & 15 the care of that.

Jim
Forum: RV-12 02-20-2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,129
Posted By Jim T
Thanks for the clarification Scott. Jim

Thanks for the clarification Scott.

Jim
Forum: RV-12 02-20-2018, 07:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,129
Posted By Jim T
Good question about the "1/2" Steve. The two...

Good question about the "1/2" Steve. The two measurements needed for locating the holes in WD-1207 are already on the drawing. It looks like your assumption about the spar cap is correct. I don't see...
Forum: RV-12 02-18-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By Jim T
What step are you working on Bob?

What step are you working on Bob?
Forum: RV-12 08-29-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 28,520
Posted By Jim T
What I see in that first photo is a nose gear...

What I see in that first photo is a nose gear that has had the living **** beat out of it. Lots of paint missing and what appears to be grass stains on the front.

Jim
Forum: RV-12 08-25-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,555
Posted By Jim T
OK got it Scott. Makes sense. Thanks. Jim

OK got it Scott. Makes sense. Thanks.

Jim
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,694
Posted By Jim T
I haven't watched the whole presentation yet, but...

I haven't watched the whole presentation yet, but I wonder if this FAA inspector might be like a lot of motorcyclists that think that Harley Davidson (Lycoming/Continential) is the only "real"...
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,555
Posted By Jim T
This part of Scott's post really caught my eye....

This part of Scott's post really caught my eye. As a builder of one of the old outdated :D RV-12 kits, I'll be anxious to see what the "Gen 2 kit for ULS installation" will consist of.

Jim
Forum: RV-12 08-12-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,109
Posted By Jim T
Don't feel alone Jerre. My wings definitely took...

Don't feel alone Jerre. My wings definitely took me more than a week or two.

Jim
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,840
Posted By Jim T
Not sure if you could add that handle and keep it...

Not sure if you could add that handle and keep it ELSA (if that's important), but it could certainly be done later. Maybe even another handle over toward the right side.

Jim
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-06-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,592
Posted By Jim T
The one thing you didn't mention is what you...

The one thing you didn't mention is what you intend to do with your new airplane after retirement? There's lots of options out there.

Jim
Forum: RV-12 08-04-2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,047
Posted By Jim T
Yes is does. Well actually is says "miles" not...

Yes is does. Well actually is says "miles" not 'MILES". I tried to post exactly what it said and then noted MY two personal assumptions at the end.



Jim
Forum: RV-12 08-04-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,047
Posted By Jim T
OK for the sake of discussion I have a RV-12...

OK for the sake of discussion I have a RV-12 brochure dated 10/05/12 and here is what it says:
Top Speed: 135 mph
Cruise Speed: 131 mph
Cruise Speed: 116 mph
Stall Speed: 52 mph
Takeoff Distance: 700...
Forum: RV-12 08-04-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,670
Posted By Jim T
Yes, that's what Ric wants to do. He wants to...

Yes, that's what Ric wants to do. He wants to redistrict (gerry mander) his fuel tank to a new location! :D

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,825
Posted By Jim T
Well said Scott! Jim

Well said Scott!

Jim
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,825
Posted By Jim T
I think the real question to ask is: "Do you...

I think the real question to ask is: "Do you think your best buddy wants to experience it at least once in his lifetime"? You're in the best position to answer that question. I suspect some dogs...
Forum: RV-12 05-31-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,988
Posted By Jim T
To expand on what Kyle said. I primed with...

To expand on what Kyle said.

I primed with Mar-Hyde 5111 Self Etching Primer (a couple of coats), then a coat of spatter paint (if you have a good base of light gray primer it doesn't take much...
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,244
Posted By Jim T
"I am using autogas premium purchased in the last...

"I am using autogas premium purchased in the last month from Circle K."

It would really help if folks, when talking about using "autogas premium", would say if they were using non-ethanol premium or...
Forum: RV-12 05-21-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,006
Posted By Jim T
This sounds like one of those "don't ask me how I...

This sounds like one of those "don't ask me how I know" things. :confused: I will say that they can actually be put back together if you happen to do that. "Don't ask me how I know"! :(

Jim
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 23,616
Posted By Jim T
I've done the same thing and it works quite well....

I've done the same thing and it works quite well. I've also used small C clamps with the same result.

Jim
Forum: RV-12 05-13-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 23,616
Posted By Jim T
Thumbs up Well said. I've been thinking the same thing...

Well said. I've been thinking the same thing myself. 5 pages and we still don't really know what the problem was.

Anyway, the real takeaway for me, from this discussion, is that if a person gets at...
Forum: RV-12 05-11-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 23,616
Posted By Jim T
Eric, I hope you'll elaborate on what the...

Eric,

I hope you'll elaborate on what the reasons are that you feel you don't think you have what it takes to build a RV-12. You're an A & P, so I don't think it's lack of skill.

This could be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-07-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 41,332
Posted By Jim T
Well........ as has already been expressed, I...

Well........ as has already been expressed, I think there is a lot to fuss about in regards to how we got to where we're at today. That being said.......I think, what we ended up with, is a huge...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2017, 07:59 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 41,332
Posted By Jim T
That was my understanding a well and one of the...

That was my understanding a well and one of the advantages of the Basic Med program. Hopefully more PCP will get on board as this progresses. I would think that this will become a topic in the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 41,332
Posted By Jim T
Good points Mel and like I said I hope I'm wrong....

Good points Mel and like I said I hope I'm wrong. The original proposal was just so simple and doable that it's frustrating to see what we ended up with.

We should know before long how it's...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 41,332
Posted By Jim T
This whole Basic Med. thing got so diluted by the...

This whole Basic Med. thing got so diluted by the time it finally got passed, I'm not sure that I really see any point in it. :confused: I hope I'm wrong.

Jim
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,375
Posted By Jim T
Thanks Scott. In re-reading what I wrote I can...

Thanks Scott.

In re-reading what I wrote I can see that I wasn't very clear. I do have two after market modules installed, so looks like I've been doing it right. Thanks for the input. These...
Forum: RV-12 04-22-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,375
Posted By Jim T
I was thinking that, even if both ignition...

I was thinking that, even if both ignition switches are on (we're talking after market installation), one doesn't kick in until after about 7 seconds?

Jim
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,003
Posted By Jim T
We're definitely on the same page Scott. I can't...

We're definitely on the same page Scott. I can't believe how light my tank is and as expensive as a welded tank would be, I'd rather build mine like I did. Plus, if I built it, I can also fix it if...
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,003
Posted By Jim T
Sorry Scott..........didn't mean to push your...

Sorry Scott..........didn't mean to push your button.

I totally get why it's done the way it is. It's light, effective, a good compromise, and inexpensive (which I mentioned). I also understand...
Forum: RV-12 04-16-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,003
Posted By Jim T
Having just finished my tank, I would agree that...

Having just finished my tank, I would agree that it's a rather crude way to build a tank. However, it's cheap which is probably the reason they're done that way.

If you're building ELSA I'm not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
Posted By Jim T
Turner.........you're smart to be thinking about...

Turner.........you're smart to be thinking about interior painting at this point.

I'm well into the finish kit on my RV12 project and finally made myself stop and tackle the interior painting. I've...
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,003
Posted By Jim T
It wasn't the TS Flightlines kit. It was one that...

It wasn't the TS Flightlines kit. It was one that was compatible with Rotax fittings and hoses. I'll try and get some more info put together for you. When we did the 5 year hose change last spring,...
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2017, 08:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,003
Posted By Jim T
For what it's worth. I had trouble getting the...

For what it's worth. I had trouble getting the Rotax 912 up to temperature in my Rans S-6S in winter, so had to do the tape trick on the oil cooler (athough I didn't have the temp discrepancy you...
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,962
Posted By Jim T
OK thanks. I thought that was probably what you...

OK thanks. I thought that was probably what you were driving at.

I would imagine that he was referring to what you mention in your post #6: "Perform maintenance checks according to the latest...
Forum: RV-12 03-29-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,962
Posted By Jim T
As opposed to? Jim

As opposed to?

Jim
Forum: RV-12 03-26-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,684
Posted By Jim T
So is this one of those "If you want to make a...

So is this one of those "If you want to make a "small fortune" building and selling airplanes, start with a "big fortune" things? At least that's how it seems to always work for me! :(

Jim
Forum: RV-12 03-25-2017, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,684
Posted By Jim T
Sounds like you have a lot of time to wait for...

Sounds like you have a lot of time to wait for the Wing kit.

I'm not sure why you don't want to install the top skin. I had mine on and then stored it up in the loft of the hanger with no problem...
Forum: RV-12 03-23-2017, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,024
Posted By Jim T
I like that Don! Thanks for posting. Jim

I like that Don! Thanks for posting.

Jim
Showing results 1 to 62 of 194

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:50 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.