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Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,570
Posted By scottmillhouse
I bought a flying 12 with a partner and had a 1/2...

I bought a flying 12 with a partner and had a 1/2 hour transition from the builder. Just had to get use to lower performance and more float than other RV. First flight for the new one I built and a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-24-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By scottmillhouse
I'm also curious about using the 12 fork and...

I'm also curious about using the 12 fork and fairing on a 9A or 7A. I replaced the standard fork on my flying 12 with the new beefed up model to eliminate the inspections and to be more robust for...
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,777
Posted By scottmillhouse
275 hours since first flight December 2015 with...

275 hours since first flight December 2015 with about 40% X-country, rest local.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-21-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,559
Posted By scottmillhouse
Built the 12 with one Dynon Touch and added the...

Built the 12 with one Dynon Touch and added the second after the first flight to Oshkosh. Lots of weather and traffic in area and I needed to deviate for storms, be aware of ADS-B traffic and get...
Forum: RV-12 09-09-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,633
Posted By scottmillhouse
[QUOTE=That type of debris should have been...

[QUOTE=That type of debris should have been filtered at the gascolator. /QUOTE] Not on a 12 which has the pump near the gas tank and before the gasolator. It would have to pass through the tank...
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,529
Posted By scottmillhouse
I always carry a spare tube... if not for...

I always carry a spare tube... if not for yourself then for someone else. Twice I gave one to a pilot in need, once for Petit Jean and once enroute to Sun N Fun. Neither location had an FBO. Both...
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,020
Posted By scottmillhouse
Sludge

Sludge may be a problem with high 100LL usage but from my experience not for occasional use and typical X-countries .

I just cleaned my oil tank for the first time at 260 hours and it was as clean...
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,020
Posted By scottmillhouse
Good meeting you at the little RV-12 get together...

Good meeting you at the little RV-12 get together at HBC. You probably get the award for longest travel in a 12 to Oshkosh. Next visit try HBC.
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,208
Posted By scottmillhouse
87-90 knot cruise sounds like there is something...

87-90 knot cruise sounds like there is something wrong perhaps with prop pitch so you are not using available power. I spent a lot of time at 90 knots and 1900' for Oshkosh and surrounding lakes. You...
Forum: RV-12 07-30-2018, 07:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,715
Posted By scottmillhouse
We did have a RV-12 get together at the HB...

We did have a RV-12 get together at the HB pavilion at noon on Wednesday. I got captured answering questions from a few builders without their planes flying yet. From that without anyone else coming...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,222
Posted By scottmillhouse
The rest of the story on a 172 and 150 towards...

The rest of the story on a 172 and 150 towards the west side of HBC. The 172 owner was building a RV-10. The poor guys did a couple day lay over and all the left turning and holding plus taxied To...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,159
Posted By scottmillhouse
This thread's intent was to see if there were...

This thread's intent was to see if there were departure issues and obviously my intent to shorten taxi time for a full airport taxi is only an issue for me and was not a problem this year for...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-28-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,159
Posted By scottmillhouse
I take exception with taxi all day... try it and...

I take exception with taxi all day... try it and your CHTs will go to redline on an hour taxi. All RVs are cowled for air passage in flight but not for sitting still. Issue with my 9 a previous...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,159
Posted By scottmillhouse
Fun times leaving Oshkosh

I believe arrival issues are now known and being worked. How about making departures more efficient too. To depart from HBC you must taxi the entire length of 36. Today I spent 45 minutes in taxi and...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 07-11-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,287
Posted By scottmillhouse
I was just up there as part of a cruise/land...

I was just up there as part of a cruise/land trip. They just had a fly-in recently and they have a cool t-shirt from that that would be a great souvenir.
Forum: RV-12 07-08-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,715
Posted By scottmillhouse
Any chance we could have a designated RV-12 HBC...

Any chance we could have a designated RV-12 HBC parking area? Like done at SNF. Who to ask? Jerry?

As it happened by arrival on Saturday afternoon last year, 3- RV-12 were able to park next to each...
Forum: RV-12 07-03-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,715
Posted By scottmillhouse
Attended last year and plan for 2018. Large group...

Attended last year and plan for 2018. Large group but I only got to talk to a few people. As usual I quickly forgot their names. How about name tags this year?

Also I'm going to print up a few...
Forum: RV-12 06-19-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,414
Posted By scottmillhouse
If you have done all your preparations as others...

If you have done all your preparations as others suggested and decide to do your first flight yourself, you picked a good plane. Iíve done several first flights and flown four 12s and they all seem...
Forum: RV-12 05-09-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,435
Posted By scottmillhouse
About what does it cost to powder coat a panel?

About what does it cost to powder coat a panel?
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,254
Posted By scottmillhouse
Fly In Cancelled

This is cancelled due to lack of interest. 8-RV-12s are down for annual, down for all the recent SB or the folks are out of town. Another time.

I'm now flying to Guntersville (8A1) for breakfast...
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,326
Posted By scottmillhouse
Fly In Cancelled

This is cancelled due to lack of interest. 8-RV-12s are down for annual, down for all the recent SB or the folks are out of town. Another time.

I'm now flying to Guntersville (8A1) for breakfast...
Forum: RV-12 05-03-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,467
Posted By scottmillhouse
All ignition problems fixed. The last problem...

All ignition problems fixed. The last problem with excess mag drop was a "bad" new out of the box spark plug. Makes you wonder about the supply of new NGK Rotax plugs with two cases at the same time....
Forum: RV-12 05-01-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,467
Posted By scottmillhouse
So it was ignition after all. Glad you sorted...

So it was ignition after all. Glad you sorted that out. We will do some plug swapping ourselves just to make sure.

I kind of high jacked your thread with our issue. Today flew the plane. Mag drop...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,338
Posted By scottmillhouse
I painted both my planes yellow and white and had...

I painted both my planes yellow and white and had a sign shop do the black and blue colors. If you ever painted checks you know how much easier it is to have the sign shop do the rudder in vinyl....
Forum: RV-12 04-29-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,326
Posted By scottmillhouse
Note calendar posting for another RV-12 fly-in at...

Note calendar posting for another RV-12 fly-in at Ft Payne for 12 May. PM or email me if coming. So far few interested. Barbeque lunch from Sally's Smokin Butt Barbeque.
Forum: RV-12 04-29-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,254
Posted By scottmillhouse
Note original post updated with new information...

Note original post updated with new information and calendar posting for another RV-12 fly-in at Ft Payne for 12 May. PM or email me if coming. So far few interested.
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,154
Posted By scottmillhouse
I agree, way too coarse. I wasted a lot of time...

I agree, way too coarse. I wasted a lot of time way over pitching mine but at that climb RPM I was seeing 128 knots at 5500 with Dynon Betty yelling at me for going too fast. Flattened a lot to about...
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,467
Posted By scottmillhouse
We may have fixed our problem too. Disconnected...

We may have fixed our problem too. Disconnected all black box connectors, inspected all wiring, cleaned up grounds and reassembled and it works. Smooth pulling over 5100 static. Flying it another day...
Forum: RV-12 04-25-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,467
Posted By scottmillhouse
Talked to Lockwood today after doing a lot of...

Talked to Lockwood today after doing a lot of ignition related research myself. Check White wire from the A & B boxes for corrosion, connectivity and intermittent grounding. Frequent problem from...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-24-2018, 07:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,137
Posted By scottmillhouse
Panel wrapping

Anyone tried a vinyl wrap? I think that is what they do for the SLSA RV-12.
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,045
Posted By scottmillhouse
I target to get gas by 4 to allow for reserve and...

I target to get gas by 4 to allow for reserve and go around. After 2.5-3 hours I'm ready for a landing break anyway. With reduced speed and fuel capability on long cross countries the 12 requires an...
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,494
Posted By scottmillhouse
I'm located near by in the Huntsville Alabama...

I'm located near by in the Huntsville Alabama area, built my 12 and recently did a pre-buy for a 12 for a friend. We got it about ready to fly with really no unexpected issues. Only cost for me is...
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2018, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,326
Posted By scottmillhouse
2018 Largest RV-12 Fly-In East of Mississippi

Mark your calendar for 12 May with rain date of 19 May for say 10-1 or until the last plane departs. Like before focused for RV-12 owners and want-a-bees but glad to have any RVs and aviation...
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,776
Posted By scottmillhouse
I ran into the same issue in December and did an...

I ran into the same issue in December and did an engine shut down and power off landing. Went through many carb clean/flush with no debris evident. Ended up draining all auto gas and switch to 100LL...
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,467
Posted By scottmillhouse
We have done about the same and are having the...

We have done about the same and are having the same issue but for us A is smooth as silk but you can not get RPM up. B extremely rough but you can get RPM up a lot higher. Like you thinking ignition....
Forum: RV-12 04-20-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,467
Posted By scottmillhouse
Similar problem today

Watching this thread for ideas.

This is a older Rv-12 that had been sitting a few years but only has 70 hours. My friend bought and we did all upgrades, paint and service bulletins. Ground ran a few...
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2018, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,089
Posted By scottmillhouse
This is an easy SB to do. Once cowl was off...

This is an easy SB to do. Once cowl was off probably only took 1/2 an hour. The carb sync always takes me awhile with getting up to temperature and then trial and error in and out of the plane....
Forum: Painting your RV 03-27-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,892
Posted By scottmillhouse
As others said it depends on what paints you use...

As others said it depends on what paints you use and of course how thick you put it on. For another data point: On my last two planes I used about 9 quarts as mixed to spray white epoxy primer (3...
Forum: RV-12 03-12-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 35,191
Posted By scottmillhouse
Installing stabilator cable solo

Just finished this up today and it probably took closer to 16 hours than 6. I prepped, primed and painted all parts before disassembly of the tail. No real pitfalls until reassembly.

Then spent...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By scottmillhouse
I'd try all ideas again if it did not have holes...

I'd try all ideas again if it did not have holes already drilled every 2" on the hoop. Vans and everyone else says it will break at the weakened location with a hole. Thinking so far the only safe...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By scottmillhouse
Looks like no ideas so I'll plan to cut tubes to...

Looks like no ideas so I'll plan to cut tubes to shorten and reweld rather then risk breaking it at a drilled hole.
Forum: RV-12 03-11-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,254
Posted By scottmillhouse
OK- we need another "Largest RV-12 Fly-in East of...

OK- we need another "Largest RV-12 Fly-in East of the Mississippi" Tentative date of say 28 April once again at Fort Payne Airport (Isabell 4A9) focused for RV-12s, Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee....
Forum: RV-12 03-11-2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,254
Posted By scottmillhouse
We have four flying RV-12s in the Huntsville area...

We have four flying RV-12s in the Huntsville area and two that will fly in the next month or two. Lunch at Cullman whenever VFR? Email me or call to talk 12s.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-10-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By scottmillhouse
RV canopy frame bending

Has anyone come up with a safe way to bend the front hoop in tighter for a slider frame after being drilled for the canopy on a RV-7. I have built two sliders before and done it by sheer force but...
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,863
Posted By scottmillhouse
Probably realistic closer to 900 if you do not do...

Probably realistic closer to 900 if you do not do paint prep and paint yourself. If you do then add another 200+ hours or more depending upon how much of a perfectionist you are but that goes for all...
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,226
Posted By scottmillhouse
As others have mentioned it is good to do some...

As others have mentioned it is good to do some testing on your plane and not use the CAFE report numbers as representative. For me I now know that on the 12 with the prop stopped my glide ratio is...
Forum: RV-12 02-05-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,226
Posted By scottmillhouse
I recently had an engine fuel delivery problem. I...

I recently had an engine fuel delivery problem. I shut down and stopped the prop and got over 3 minutes of glider time. I held 60 kts, and averaged 582 fpm descent by Dynon. Solo with full fuel. Do...
Forum: RV-12 01-22-2018, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,436
Posted By scottmillhouse
A flying plane can be a bargain compared to build...

A flying plane can be a bargain compared to build your own. I have over $90k invested but I do have all options including dual screens and it is professionally painted. Other expenses not included...
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,667
Posted By scottmillhouse
Got a note today that the ebay one was not...

Got a note today that the ebay one was not shipped on 29 December but will be on 10 January. We will see if it arrives and is the correct part.
Forum: RV-12 12-19-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,535
Posted By scottmillhouse
Could be fixed

Thanks for everyone's input. It kept me focused to carb obstructions. Went back out today. Ran compression all great. Pulled both carbs. Zero trash in bowls, no jet restrictions. Disconnected lines...
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,535
Posted By scottmillhouse
answers

Fuel pressure over 5 psi, normal range, full throttle travel, choke not on, did remove cowl and all looked good including carb sockets, no fuel dripping or anything looking out of place. 93 octane...
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,535
Posted By scottmillhouse
Could be but unlikely in a carb since I have two...

Could be but unlikely in a carb since I have two carbs and both sides appear to have lost power at the same time. (my logic was wrong, only the left carb was effected and that pulled the right side...
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2017, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,535
Posted By scottmillhouse
In flight Rotax power loss

First this is kind of long. Background: Rotax 912 ULS over 200 hours. A few hours after annual. On annual new plugs and the floats replaced on left carb. One float was heavy. Carbs were balanced...
Forum: RV-4 12-15-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,129
Posted By scottmillhouse
Let me know if interested in a previously...

Let me know if interested in a previously installed on sticks but unused set. Bought a 7 project with them installed and I want most of my controls on the panel so these are overkill. Have two...
Forum: RV-12 12-15-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,667
Posted By scottmillhouse
Thanks I just ordered one, $29 shipped. One of my...

Thanks I just ordered one, $29 shipped. One of my coolants was flakey since new and I thought it was wiring. Found out the center was loose after warranty expired. Lockwood quoted over $200 since...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2017, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,148
Posted By scottmillhouse
10,000 is an amazing number that today I'm sure...

10,000 is an amazing number that today I'm sure Piper and Cessna would once again love to see. Somewhere is there a break down by RV model with how many of various kits sold? It seems there are many...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-30-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,083
Posted By scottmillhouse
A 9A with a 160 HP and constant speed will do...

A 9A with a 160 HP and constant speed will do 195mph as Van listed. Could do it with my old one after new cylinders but it took awhile and mine was faster at 2650 than 2700 I guess to optimize the CS...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-30-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,866
Posted By scottmillhouse
RV-9A themed funeral

My 9A was sold a few years ago when I switched to LSA. It passed hands a couple of times with James Swilley being the last owner. I contacted the latest owner to chat and found out he passed away....
Forum: RV-12 11-23-2017, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,091
Posted By scottmillhouse
Just use the metal pitch tool with an electronic...

Just use the metal pitch tool with an electronic level per Van's directions. The other two are not exact enough to waste your time on.
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,684
Posted By scottmillhouse
Just saw this and thought I should clarify my...

Just saw this and thought I should clarify my opinion.

First, I agree, yes you must follow pattern altitudes at towered airports. Published altitudes typically range from 800-1000' above runway on...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,225
Posted By scottmillhouse
Thanks much for posting this. You saved me a lot...

Thanks much for posting this. You saved me a lot of time. I have been intending to start on check lists for a long time and had just downloaded the instructions and macro. I actually reviewed and...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,713
Posted By scottmillhouse
I'm sure you checked it but verify all pins are...

I'm sure you checked it but verify all pins are in the correct position on both ends. In my old plane I had a similar problem with first Dynon setup. I tried everything and finally was testing...
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