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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2019, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By Tony_T
Nice site Randy. Looking forward to following...

Nice site Randy. Looking forward to following this build.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-24-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,689
Posted By Tony_T
I used a 11X17 slant-D ring. I have a 2" and...

I used a 11X17 slant-D ring. I have a 2" and have very little room left in it. There are more pages in the plans now, so get a 2" at least.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,309
Posted By Tony_T
You might consider removing the wedge and...

You might consider removing the wedge and installing the Van's rudder trim tab available as a retrofit kit. Search the web store for "12 Rudder Trim Kit". It costs only 7 bucks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 11,159
Posted By Tony_T
I did the same as BigJohn and found a rattle can...

I did the same as BigJohn and found a rattle can paint that was close enough. Doesn't match exactly but the part is small and will not be noticed unless pointed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,078
Posted By Tony_T
Upgraded this hose in 2015 during my 5 year...

Upgraded this hose in 2015 during my 5 year rubber replacement exercise.

Used a coolant specific hose rated for high-temp and Vacuum. I feel the temperature rating is important to prevent early...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,050
Posted By Tony_T
Main landing gear seals per KAI...

Main landing gear seals per KAI 38iS/U-10/11

This would make a nice retro-fit kit, for those of us not wanting speed fairings.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,907
Posted By Tony_T
OK, thanks, questions answered. I think they...

OK, thanks, questions answered. I think they were pertinent questions; ease of maintenance is a valid concern.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2019, 02:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,907
Posted By Tony_T
Section 10 shows the access opening in the bottom...

Section 10 shows the access opening in the bottom skin.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-7fwZQx6/0/099145d7/L/i-7fwZQx6-L.png

As I said, you could get one hand through the opening.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,907
Posted By Tony_T
Yes, I forgot. But it is rather small, you could...

Yes, I forgot. But it is rather small, you could get maybe one hand though:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-NgdZNF7/0/1e581bc0/L/i-NgdZNF7-L.jpg

Has another access panel been added? It would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,907
Posted By Tony_T
Our little Chevrolet has evolved into a...

Our little Chevrolet has evolved into a Mercedes!

That fuel pump/filter module looks like it could feed an SR-71 engine. OK, maybe that's an exaggeration ;).

Maintenance of the filters and pumps...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By Tony_T
There are a good number of flying RV12s in our...

There are a good number of flying RV12s in our area and more building. I have been hosting an annual get together at PWT since 2012, usually in August, that I call an RV-12 Bull Session. We fly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,291
Posted By Tony_T
Separate

There are already over 80,000 posts in the RV-12 forum, more than any other RV. A search for info on a subject yields a lot of threads to wade through. Most of those regard issues that have been...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,562
Posted By Tony_T
Actually, the bearing discussed is not a sealed...

Actually, the bearing discussed is not a sealed bearing; it's a bearing with an integral seal:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-pwHMVxH/0/c529b351/O/i-pwHMVxH.png
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-13-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,523
Posted By Tony_T
This is in a -12, but the idea would work in most...

This is in a -12, but the idea would work in most any RV methinks:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-Kgb28sB/0/1e5a7493/L/i-Kgb28sB-L.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 643
Posted By Tony_T
Yeah, the GPS is on a serial port and you have to...

Yeah, the GPS is on a serial port and you have to change it from the GPS 250 to your new GPS 2020:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-f3XBsLT/0/95d63a43/L/i-f3XBsLT-L.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,064
Posted By Tony_T
The "legacy" trim connectors were spades. The...

The "legacy" trim connectors were spades. The servo wires are very small gauge and the spades are made for bigger wire so it was difficult to get a good crimp. This is the first place to check when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2018, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,563
Posted By Tony_T
Improving grounding

The RV-12 engine to airframe ground is one heavy white wire on the right hand side of the engine. I decided to add a similar ground wire on the left side and attached it to a vacant cylinder head...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-26-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,097
Posted By Tony_T
Sec S/U p. 11 shows the new MLG seals. That...

Sec S/U p. 11 shows the new MLG seals. That would be an nice upgrade for flying airplanes. One could just order the parts, but I'm hoping Van's will make it easy by offering a retro-fit kit....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 884
Posted By Tony_T
I think you are on the right track to get it...

I think you are on the right track to get it working. Looking back at my old notes on this I see that NEMA In/NEMA Out Serial Data Format was the default on my 496 and that did not work with the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By Tony_T
The 825 012 won't accept much oil poured into the...

The 825 012 won't accept much oil poured into the center hole, maybe a small amount, but not enough to pre-load the filter. The internal structure is different. You can see they are different...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By Tony_T
I fill it about 80% full, letting the oil settle...

I fill it about 80% full, letting the oil settle into the filter materials. Hold a blue shop rag under the mount and quickly turn it up and screw it on. You don't lose much oil at all. Works for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,219
Posted By Tony_T
Another new oil filter

Rotax has a new oil filter part number 825 016. The previous one was 825 012. There was also one before the 825 012 that came on my new engine in 2010. The original one could be pre-loaded with...
Forum: Autopilots 11-13-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 671
Posted By Tony_T
The UP/DOWN buttons on the Dynon are not trim...

The UP/DOWN buttons on the Dynon are not trim control. They activate the auto-pilot to pitch the aircraft toward your altitude set point. Each press adds an increment of 100 ft/sec to the vertical...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,481
Posted By Tony_T
Ground while refueling

I also use the Flo-Fast Pro pump. It comes with a static ground wire attached and I use it. The pump static wire gets attached to the tail tie-down. I also have an aircraft ground cable attached...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,610
Posted By Tony_T
Swiftline service

Save the hassle. Buy the Swiftline kit. It is basically another set of shoes and linings.

After your SwiftLine purchase, any time you send your brake shoes in with spent linings, they will be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By Tony_T
Extractor tool

For extracting the pins from the blue Amp wing connectors I made a fine tool from a pair of inexpensive SS tweezers. Grind the ends to fit full depth into the connector. Takes a little trial and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-17-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,078
Posted By Tony_T
Hello Mike I struggle as well getting the...

Hello Mike
I struggle as well getting the upholstered panel in place when the fuel tank is installed. There probably is no easy way, I just bend it as necessary and work it in behind the tank and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-14-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,708
Posted By Tony_T
Impressive

Watch the video, at 1:57 he pushes a button to open the canopy.

Joe's canopy is electrically actuated, among many, many other innovations on his build disclosed on his website.

Looking good Joe,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-01-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,052
Posted By Tony_T
I took my tail tie-down ring out today. It's...

I took my tail tie-down ring out today. It's been in there for 7 years. I use it to ground the airplane when fueling as well as a tie down. I installed it with Loctite on half of the threads. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,148
Posted By Tony_T
E.D., Van's specifically approves the...

E.D., Van's specifically approves the installation of the second EFIS in Notification 14-10-15 provided that both screens are serial number 6000 or greater. The earlier screens drew more power than...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-21-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,924
Posted By Tony_T
Yes, I see. Thanks for the heads up, I didn't...

Yes, I see. Thanks for the heads up, I didn't read far enough. That is an important point.

Thanks for saving me from myself.:o
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-21-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,924
Posted By Tony_T
Unknowns re: Whirlwind

The Whirlwind seems reasonable cost wise. However, in looking at the installation instructions, I don't see that the hub has a hole for the RV-12 (unique) pitot tube. If they make a hole for us...
Forum: Safety 07-10-2018, 02:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,432
Posted By Tony_T
Yes, I guess I knew there would be two sides to...

Yes, I guess I knew there would be two sides to the question but I didn't anticipate the level of response I got. I value all of these comments.

I enjoy dogs and don't ever want to see one hurt....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-08-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,213
Posted By Tony_T
There were a number of posts in past on how to...

There were a number of posts in past on how to make the conversion. I know you've been searching, but here is what I remember.

The Kavlico will mount on the same screw as the VDO but you need a...
Forum: Safety 07-05-2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,432
Posted By Tony_T
Airport Dog?

Most, if not all, airports have signs that warn about pets, my airport included. Big sign right at the gate that pets have to be under positive control and also posted on the hangar row end hangars....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-07-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By Tony_T
Eight years ago when I finished my 12 I took it...

Eight years ago when I finished my 12 I took it to a certain avionics shop. At that time, no problem getting in on short notice just had to call an hour ahead of time. The actual check for VFR on a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,671
Posted By Tony_T
The D-180 airplanes had a diode for the starter...

The D-180 airplanes had a diode for the starter switch contacts but it is out of sight located in the control board. The SkyView airplanes are supposed to have a diode at the starter solenoid. See...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,037
Posted By Tony_T
Heck, I'm 79, and also an engineer. I tired...

Heck, I'm 79, and also an engineer. I tired quickly of the D-180. The new equipment is like candy to me. I find it immensely enjoyable and it keeps me young. If being practical means I can't have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,037
Posted By Tony_T
SkyView conversion harnesses

Hi Rich,

You'll recall, I'm sure, my thread about converting to SkyView? There are two ways to do it. One way is to use interface harnesses to make connections to the SkyView and it's components. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,037
Posted By Tony_T
Vern, I converted from D-180 to SkyView about a...

Vern,
I converted from D-180 to SkyView about a year and half ago. Of the two choices for the initial software load, I installed Van's package which is, as you know, specific to the RV-12. There...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-26-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,419
Posted By Tony_T
Bogash RV-12 Adventure

Bob Bogash ferry flight of Don's RV-12 from Port Townsend, WA to TX. Great reading and lots of pictures:

This here is Bob...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By Tony_T
It's in Section 29iS/U, pp 01 and...

It's in Section 29iS/U, pp 01 and 10

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-XNGwssj/0/a096eaa8/L/i-XNGwssj-L.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,163
Posted By Tony_T
Thumbs up Nice!

She looks gorgeous, Paul. Nice job.
Forum: Painting your RV 05-05-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,035
Posted By Tony_T
Rattle can interior

I painted all my interior with rattle can primer (NAPA 7220) and Rustoleum Painter's choice (Granite color). The individual pieces were primed and painted before assembly so they could be flat on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-27-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,398
Posted By Tony_T
Torque alert!

Ben, 133 in-lb is too much, like twice as much. Be careful, you don't want to strip anything out of that alum head.:eek:
A lot of torque values are found in the Illustrated Parts Catalog. I see...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By Tony_T
Page 11-07 might be what you're looking...

Page 11-07 might be what you're looking for?

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/revisions/RV-12/RV-12_11.pdf
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,914
Posted By Tony_T
Canopy Rail Support

The roll bar support arm, a part of the canopy rail on the completed Mk 1 fuselage is easily bent. There is a tendency for pilot and/or passenger to put their weight on this piece when exiting the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,816
Posted By Tony_T
Thumbs up SA charts

Ben, I just recently became a SA charts user. I have fairly fast internet connection and it took about 2 1/2 hours to download WA, ID, OR, CA sectionals, low alt IFR, and all the approach charts and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,941
Posted By Tony_T
AP knobs template

Well, even tho' they don't support the install in your case, you can still buy the parts you need.
The template is available in the webstore for 5 bucks:

Here is the link to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,832
Posted By Tony_T
Canopy latch retro fit

Installed the new canopy latch and can confirm that it does work a bit smoother and easier than the old set-up plus the safety catch is a more robust design; the old safety catch seems trivial in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 37,971
Posted By Tony_T
Rain?

What rain?

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-DSQCpft/0/2af0a149/L/i-DSQCpft-L.png
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 37,971
Posted By Tony_T
My take would be that by scuffing the SS washers...

My take would be that by scuffing the SS washers and alum brackets and glueing them together the SS at the interface would stay in the active state. Especially if the assembly is primed. It looks...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 37,971
Posted By Tony_T
Thumbs up Good report

Great tip Jim, Thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,293
Posted By Tony_T
Well, I read somewhere that the space shuttle was...

Well, I read somewhere that the space shuttle was attached to the 747 carrier aircraft with only 3 bolts...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-04-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,779
Posted By Tony_T
Hal has the fuel cap that Van's sells and it is...

Hal has the fuel cap that Van's sells and it is the same one that I got from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,779
Posted By Tony_T
Locking Gas Cap Report

This is to confirm that the Aircraft Spruce Van's retro fit locking gas cap (05-01006) does fit the RV-12 filler neck. I haven't pro sealed it in yet but it appears to be a perfect fit. Once Hal...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2018, 02:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,779
Posted By Tony_T
Hey, that's great Hal, together we'll be able to...

Hey, that's great Hal, together we'll be able to resolve the locking gas cap mystery. Take pictures of yours when you get it. Email them to me and I can post them.

Great to see you at the Aviation...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 306,653
Posted By Tony_T
Hi Doug, I don't think you need anything else. ...

Hi Doug,

I don't think you need anything else. The two floor pieces should screw right to the original nut plates, no mounting flanges should be necessary.

Just understand that is an old post of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,779
Posted By Tony_T
OK, thanks, got the message. I have ordered the...

OK, thanks, got the message. I have ordered the ACS one and will advise here how that one works. If someone orders the one from Van's and reports, then we will have all the data needed for the guys...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,779
Posted By Tony_T
They look different to me. I'm saying this by...

They look different to me. I'm saying this by looking carefully at the pictures, not that I have had the parts in hand to study.

Pretty sure the AC Spruce retro fit is made to be pro sealed into...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,779
Posted By Tony_T
Locking replacement for Usher cap?

This one claims to be a replacement for the standard Usher cap which, I think, is the one we have on the 12.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-BbRmRrJ/0/baeade66/XL/i-BbRmRrJ-XL.png

From the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By Tony_T
Spar pin switch upgrade is available

For the OP and other's with the old style switches. The magnetic spar pin switches are a bit hard to adjust, and can be pesky. Van's changed the design to mechanical push switches in 2015 and there...
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