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Forum: RV-12 03-23-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,776
Posted By Peterk
I'm with Joe. Vapor lock. Not uncommon. Its...

I'm with Joe. Vapor lock. Not uncommon. Its been flown since with no problem.
Forum: RV-12 03-17-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,887
Posted By Peterk
First Swift Fuel in Texas

Filled up my RV12 with Swift Avgas 94UL at Dublin, Texas this morning (9F0)...just south of Stephenville.

Finding "on airport" fuel for the RV12 that is not leaded, has always been difficult,...
Forum: ADS-B 01-20-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 32,812
Posted By Peterk
Yes. Just downloaded and flew out of Pecan in...

Yes. Just downloaded and flew out of Pecan in Texas. Until now, it has been difficult to pick up even 1 tower at any altitude. Today, 1 tower at 1300', 2 towers at 1600' and 6 towers at 3000'. ...
Forum: RV-12 11-28-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 29,334
Posted By Peterk
Yeahhh...would never presume to tell another...

Yeahhh...would never presume to tell another pilot how to land his aircraft. Simply trying to say cracks may be in everyone's future regardless of how they land. I'm sure there will be more postings...
Forum: RV-12 11-27-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 29,334
Posted By Peterk
Another Nose Fork

I removed my wheel pants over a year ago just to be able to look for a nose gear crack prior to each flight (and after) My RV 12 was one of the first ten built (2009) and now has close to 900 hours...
Forum: ADS-B 10-26-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 703
Views: 201,434
Posted By Peterk
All this said...how does the FAA know that you...

All this said...how does the FAA know that you removed the box? Can they discover your manufacturer by recognizing the equipment that is receiving streaming data?

Or is it like flying a non-sport...
Forum: RV-12 06-29-2016, 11:41 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 63,947
Posted By Peterk
One More

Just to add to the already long list...RV12 regulator gone after 775 hours. As recommended often, eliminated all wiring and generator possibilities leaving only the regulator as a suspect.

Initial...
Forum: ADS-B 06-11-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,791
Posted By Peterk
can you now see 1090ES?

can you now see 1090ES?
Forum: RV-12 06-13-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,958
Posted By Peterk
as does the noise level. many pilots of all RV's...

as does the noise level.

many pilots of all RV's use noise canx headsets....worth the money!
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 39,261
Posted By Peterk
Thanks Tony. There is some curiosity as to why...

Thanks Tony. There is some curiosity as to why hours doesn't appear to be a significant factor with the stress on this brace. In discussing with Brad, we both had a couple thoughts to throw out...
Forum: RV-12 05-13-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 39,261
Posted By Peterk
How many hours Tony if you don't mind?

How many hours Tony if you don't mind?
Forum: RV-12 04-28-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 39,261
Posted By Peterk
[QUOTE=mcems;978603]Shouldn't the rivets be...

[QUOTE=mcems;978603]Shouldn't the rivets be installed the other way. Using the method that (when you can) the factory head always goes on side with the thinnest metal that you are assembling. I have...
Forum: RV-12 04-25-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 39,261
Posted By Peterk
Crack

On my sixth conditional...over 600 hours...discovered a crack on the right aft rivet exactly the same as the one pictured in the service bulletin. Since it is in exactly the same location as the...
Forum: ADS-B 02-14-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 23,061
Posted By Peterk
So why can NavWorks offer a compliant system for...

So why can NavWorks offer a compliant system for thousands less than anyone else? What are we missing here?
Forum: ADS-B 12-20-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,987
Posted By Peterk
Thank You Mike

Thank you Mike...
You may be able to instal non-Certified ADSB equipment in an EAB and operate that equipment while squawking a SIL=0, but you will not be able to operat this equipment in airspace...
Forum: ADS-B 12-20-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,987
Posted By Peterk
No Vendor Response?

Kinda spooky that none of the industry types have commented AT ALL on Mac's blog. They are sponsors of this site and frequently introduce new products here. I would think they would be the first...
Forum: ADS-B 12-19-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,987
Posted By Peterk
Who can do that? If it can be done, yes it...

Who can do that? If it can be done, yes it should.

I think its important that we get to the bottom of this rather than simply state our preferences. Where is Mac getting his info? What is he...
Forum: ADS-B 12-18-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,987
Posted By Peterk
Doesn't it seem bizarre that the EAA would...

Doesn't it seem bizarre that the EAA would publish at article, written by an EAA employee, that confidently announces experimental aircraft are not allowed to install ADSB equipment?????
Forum: ADS-B 12-18-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 15,987
Posted By Peterk
ADSB for homebuilts?

After reading the recent ADSB group buy discussion I was very interested and began to think seriously about the financial investment. Today I read J. Mac McClellan's article on current FAA rules...
Forum: RV-12 12-15-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,033
Posted By Peterk
Sorry Kyle. No bearings, no electrical contacts,...

Sorry Kyle. No bearings, no electrical contacts, no diaphragm...hard to wear one out. Sounds like you just got a lemon.
Forum: Safety 11-28-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,117
Posted By Peterk
It will not be the AOPA proposal because that is...

It will not be the AOPA proposal because that is an exemption request. The FAA announced at OSH over the summer that their proposal is a rule change instead. Either way, Mike is correct. The...
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,255
Posted By Peterk
Loctite

Not to diminish the wonderful value of Loctite but...it does change torque values. Sometimes that matters, sometimes its does not.
Forum: RV-12 11-13-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,440
Posted By Peterk
It had to, it is an S-LSA so has to be maintained...

It had to, it is an S-LSA so has to be maintained per Rotax's recommended maint. intervals.

Thanks Scott. Wasn't aware S-LSA's were required to follow mfr "recommendations" - learn something new...
Forum: RV-12 11-13-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,440
Posted By Peterk
Dave. Nice write-up on your hose replacement. I...

Dave. Nice write-up on your hose replacement. I see no mention of a remotely mounted oil pressure sensor which requires an additional hose. Did these folks put anything together along these lines...
Forum: RV-12 11-12-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,440
Posted By Peterk
lots of interesting thoughts and actions...wonder...

lots of interesting thoughts and actions...wonder what Van's did with their two? Scott?
Forum: RV-12 11-12-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,440
Posted By Peterk
Five Year Hose Replacement

Just curious. As my 12 comes upon its 5 year mark I have to consider how to deal with the Rotax recommendation to change all hoses. Obviously, this time frame has proven to be a point of failure in...
Forum: RV-12 11-07-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,695
Posted By Peterk
Has always been interesting to me that Dan...

Has always been interesting to me that Dan Johnson keeps a blind eye to the experimental volume of LSA's registered and flying. Nothing new, he has supported the certified LSA industry since...
Forum: RV-12 11-02-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,806
Posted By Peterk
Interesting that so many RV12 pilots want a...

Interesting that so many RV12 pilots want a "correct" RPM speed on approach while refusing to fly a low airspeed. As Van's will tell you, a 50-55 kt final approach speed works great for landing with...
Forum: RV-12 10-23-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,992
Posted By Peterk
Hydro-lock

slow rotation of the prop to push oil back into the tank and check for any hydro-lock

Loki. What is hydro-lock? And how often are you all performing this procedure? Certainly to visualize your...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,715
Posted By Peterk
nor would you be the first to exceed the 50#

nor would you be the first to exceed the 50#
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,867
Posted By Peterk
Really are. Our leaves go from green to dead. ...

Really are. Our leaves go from green to dead. You are very lucky to have that annual entertainment up there. Obviously you know that...your pictures show it.
Forum: RV-12 09-15-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,203
Posted By Peterk
Rotax EGT Probe

John. I think they are part of the Dynon Rotax sensor kit. You should be able to order individual probes from them for around $36...#100405-001.
Forum: ADS-B 09-09-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,511
Posted By Peterk
I may be wrong here Ben but I think splitting the...

I may be wrong here Ben but I think splitting the rear bulkhead was something that Van's presented at OSH this year as a future enhancement. It may still be in the works and not in approved ELSA...
Forum: ADS-B 09-09-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,511
Posted By Peterk
Thx Rich...makes sense now.

Thx Rich...makes sense now.
Forum: ADS-B 09-08-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,511
Posted By Peterk
Rich. ...by mounting my (GPS)antenna on the...

Rich.

...by mounting my (GPS)antenna on the avionics bay cover forward of the canopy.

Why did you put it on top of the avionics instead of under the fiberglass cowling like the 496? Will it not...
Forum: ADS-B 09-07-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,511
Posted By Peterk
Nice explanation. Lots of systems being sold...

Nice explanation. Lots of systems being sold that will be not be compliant in 5 years. Sounds like the spec to look for is TSO-C154C. Thanks.
Forum: ADS-B 09-07-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,511
Posted By Peterk
I'm confused. My understanding was that a legal...

I'm confused. My understanding was that a legal 2020 ADSB-OUT system had to include a certified IFR GPS for a position source...WAAS does not mean IFR certified. That would be a TSO 129 or TSO 146...
Forum: RV-12 09-02-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,464
Posted By Peterk
Robert - have you decided what to save up for? ...

Robert - have you decided what to save up for? Should we be replacing with the same 5 year pieces or should we consider something else. For example, should we be considering conductive teflon hoses...
Forum: RV-12 09-01-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 24,464
Posted By Peterk
Agree

Agree. It is a "rubber gets old, hot, hard an brittle" issue..not an ethanol issue. Rubber in any engine compartment will deteriorate...usually from the inside out. The Rotax 5-year...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 933
Posted By Peterk
912ULS Spark Plug Boots

My engine is now in the 600 hour/5 year stage of life. Recently I rebuilt my carbs because of a torn rubber diaphragm and I plan to follow through on the Rotax rubber replacement of the hoses as...
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,668
Posted By Peterk
I actually think wide-open is the way to go...

I actually think wide-open is the way to go simply because of the take-off scenario. I am just surprised that none of the manufacturers that use this particular engine have incorporated such an...
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,668
Posted By Peterk
I still wonder about use of the choke in that...

I still wonder about use of the choke in that situation

Bill!. Climb to altitude, go full power and pull the choke handle. Please advise! Thanks! You are my hero...lol

Pete
Forum: RV-12 08-19-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,668
Posted By Peterk
What next?

These little springs do work. They are designed to take you to full throttle if your linkage fails. If you are 200 feet off the ground and climbing, you will never notice...a good thing for sure. ...
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,138
Posted By Peterk
Wasn't the diaphragm replaced at the 200 hour...

Wasn't the diaphragm replaced at the 200 hour rebuild?

Rotax recommends inspections at the 200 hour intervals(200/400/600) with a replacement of the diaphragm, o-rings and manifold socket at the 5...
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,138
Posted By Peterk
what tools...a short cross-country trip? Now...

what tools...a short cross-country trip?

Now that would probably be a whole new thread but i'm sure there are many such recommendations already in VAF. I will tell you the basics are a #2 Phillips,...
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,138
Posted By Peterk
Yes. At 200 hours and again at 400 hours per the...

Yes. At 200 hours and again at 400 hours per the Rotax manual. Both floats were tested for "float". All parts appeared to have just come out of the dishwasher...no evidence of damage or wear. ...
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,138
Posted By Peterk
Stranded By My 912ULS

I was recently stranded out of town for three days because my RV12 engine would not develop enough RPM to fly. Stranded is a good word to use when you find yourself troubleshooting an engine issue...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-03-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 48,217
Posted By Peterk
Public Interest

Sam is right. This issue requires careful reading and thoughtful responses. When an airport accepts federal funds to build and maintain their airport property (AIP or Airport Improvement Program)...
Forum: RV-12 08-03-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,547
Posted By Peterk
Robert! I'm guessing silicone has yet to be...

Robert! I'm guessing silicone has yet to be invented in Austrailia? hahaha (or have you all discovered something better!)
Forum: RV-12 08-03-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,547
Posted By Peterk
From the website: INOX-mx3 contains no...

From the website: INOX-mx3 contains no silicon

Also: Caution: inox may effect some natural rubber products with continual long term use.
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,994
Posted By Peterk
Great idea Roger. I like that. Thank you. ...

Great idea Roger. I like that. Thank you. Here's another choke issue for you to ponder. If you are not careful when you cut the choke wire at the end, it unravels like a fishing line. Trying to...
Forum: RV-12 07-26-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,901
Posted By Peterk
More (bluntly) to the point, if you choose to...

More (bluntly) to the point, if you choose to experiment with your experimental airplane, you should be willing to fully shoulder the responsibility of the choices.

Amen!
Forum: RV-12 07-25-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,901
Posted By Peterk
Scott's points are not opinions. They are facts....

Scott's points are not opinions. They are facts. They are based upon what McFarlane has published and what Van's has published to insure no one is surprised by a faulty spring.

If you built your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,506
Posted By Peterk
airplane get-together or birthday celebration,...

airplane get-together or birthday celebration, whatever you decide will be okay...its your party...you get to invite whomever you wish. there will always be those that feel left out and those that...
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,071
Posted By Peterk
For those RV12 drivers that might be interested...

For those RV12 drivers that might be interested in a clinic near you. More input.

- The KC Flight group is EAA culture to the core. Your need for education, entertainment and eating is the...
Forum: RV-12 06-23-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,684
Posted By Peterk
Best Ever

Joe. Wow! That first pic is the best RV12 pic I've EVER seen. Thanks!
Forum: RV-12 06-21-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,573
Posted By Peterk
yes agreed. unfortunately, many passengers...

yes agreed. unfortunately, many passengers equate fuel smell with carbon monoxide. if they only knew!
Forum: RV-12 06-20-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,724
Posted By Peterk
Even with charts on an EFIS, its probably handy...

Even with charts on an EFIS, its probably handy to have a backup of some kind. Since paper charts are pretty much history, Foreflight charts or SmartPlates or any of them on an IPad can be a nice...
Forum: RV-12 06-14-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,281
Posted By Peterk
Deja Vu?

Deja Vu all over again. This is on the old D-180 autopilot set-up. Been working great for years. No idea it was not included with Skyview. A good idea revisited. Operating the A/P with the...
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,592
Posted By Peterk
I like Marty's idea better than another EFIS...

I like Marty's idea better than another EFIS alarm that replaces pilot vigilance.
Forum: RV-12 06-02-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,212
Posted By Peterk
Unusable Fuel

From the company POH...yes, I stop at 5.

Unusable Fuel
Shallow Climbs, Lvl or Descending Flight:0 US Gallons Vx Climb: 3 US Gallons
Climbs: 4 US Gallons
W ARNING
When the fuel level is less than 4...
Forum: RV-12 05-31-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 22,212
Posted By Peterk
You might consider forgetting the Dynon or the...

You might consider forgetting the Dynon or the boat gauge for fuel mgt and simply fly by time. Once your tank is full you have 15 gallons of useful fuel. At 5 gal per hour you have three hours of...
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