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Forum: RV-12 04-06-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By mwardle7
I found 44 in pounds in an older German version...

I found 44 in pounds in an older German version of the Rotax Illustrated Parts Catalog. For some reason they deleted the torque values in the latest English version.
Forum: RV-12 04-06-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,307
Posted By mwardle7
For those interested in adding a flap position...

For those interested in adding a flap position sensor to a RV-12 ULS setup with the Garmin G3X, here's how I did it:

1. Purchase a Ray Allen position sensor. I used the POS-12, but you could use any...
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,016
Posted By mwardle7
I couldnít find the torque spec for the throttle...

I couldnít find the torque spec for the throttle arm nut in the latest Rotax Illustrared Parts Catalog. I did, however, find a spec in an older German version of the manual - 44 in lbs.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 62,975
Posted By mwardle7
Tab for PIREP form on info page with available...

Tab for PIREP form on info page with available data already displayed and explanations for information that canít be automatically populated, like this:

PIREP Form

1. Aircraft identification:...
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 396
Posted By mwardle7
Smile G3X GPS Data Out to ACK E-04 Hints for RV-12

I just went through a troubleshooting exercise to ensure that the GPS data from my G3X is being properly transmitted to the ACK E-04 ELT. This is important because without the GPS data being sent to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 62,975
Posted By mwardle7
Larger barbs and different color barbs on the...

Larger barbs and different color barbs on the winds aloft page. The small green barbs are very difficult to read.
Forum: RV-12 12-29-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,792
Posted By mwardle7
S-1207 Spinner Pitot Bushing

I can't seem to get Loctite 243 to hold the spinner pitot bushing in place over the long term. This is what the manual suggests, and it doesn't work well for me. Anyone else having this problem, or...
Forum: RV-12 12-07-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,084
Posted By mwardle7
Thanks for the input. I'm still confused though....

Thanks for the input. I'm still confused though. If Rotax wants the temp sender on the oil pump, and specifies a recommended range of temperatures, why would you be comfortable flying below the...
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,084
Posted By mwardle7
Thank you for the feedback! Yes, I have the...

Thank you for the feedback! Yes, I have the Thermostasis thermostat and the Aircraft Specialty hoses. It is a great system for heating up the oil faster.

I am confused as to why the temp at the oil...
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,084
Posted By mwardle7
I have one of these. The oil cooler portion works...

I have one of these. The oil cooler portion works fine as a supplement to my oil thermostat to keep the oil temps in the green. The radiator cooler is too small for flying in conditions less than...
Forum: RV-12 11-04-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By mwardle7
This is a great idea. I look forward to seeing...

This is a great idea. I look forward to seeing how it works!

I am hoping to order the landing gear leg-to-fuselage fairings for the new RV-12IS when they become available. I am hoping the the...
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,467
Posted By mwardle7
Bummer. I wish they would have taken the...

Bummer. I wish they would have taken the opportunity to make the stabilator 6 inches narrower so that you could actually load the airplane into an enclosed trailer.
Forum: RV-12 07-18-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,467
Posted By mwardle7
Those are some nice refinements: A notch for...

Those are some nice refinements:


A notch for the throttle to go above 5500 RPM?
Clear tube on filler neck so when filling you can see when the tank is full
Metal step plate inside the...
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,324
Posted By mwardle7
I've been flying my RV-12 for about six months...

I've been flying my RV-12 for about six months and have 60 hrs on the airframe. I've been happy with it. It was a compromise. I would have preferred to build a Carbon Cub, but I felt that the RV-12...
Forum: RV-12 06-28-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,470
Posted By mwardle7
It looks like I have a bad fuel pressure sending...

It looks like I have a bad fuel pressure sending unit.

I added a mechanical fuel pressure gauge to the system. There is a handy 1/8 FNPT fitting on the top of the engine where the fuel lines come...
Forum: RV-12 06-27-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,470
Posted By mwardle7
Thank you. I'll be checking the fuel pressue with...

Thank you. I'll be checking the fuel pressue with an independent gauge tomorrow. Where is the orifice in the return line?

I noticed this evening that with the engine off and the aux fuel pump off...
Forum: RV-12 06-27-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,470
Posted By mwardle7
Rotax High Fuel Pressure

I'm am perplexed with a high fuel pressure issue.

My Rotax 912 ULS was shipped to me in March 2016. First flight was in January 2017. I'm using the G3X system. I have 50 hours on the airplane....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 62,975
Posted By mwardle7
Pulling surface wind data from XM or ADS-B would...

Pulling surface wind data from XM or ADS-B would be even better, but some GSX systems don't have that info. In the absence of no info, I'd rather have the winds at 100 ft AGL. The idea is to have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 62,975
Posted By mwardle7
Max Cross Wind Component

Add to the wish list - an input in configuration mode for the demonstrated max cross wind component that shows up in yellow/red by the wind panel in the bottom right hand corner of the screen when...
Forum: RV-12 01-15-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 220,744
Posted By mwardle7
Thanks for the compliments and...

Thanks for the compliments and questions!

Avionics? I went with the Garmin G3X, ADS-B In/Out, and autopilot servos without the extra autopilot controller.

Paint. The paint scheme came as a result...
Forum: RV-12 01-15-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 220,744
Posted By mwardle7
First Flight N219EM

I flew my E-SLA RV-12 N219EM for its first flight yesterday. I flew for 50 minutes out of KTVY. The airplane flew beautifully. Other than a few minor adjustments to control surfaces and prop pitch,...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 35,453
Posted By mwardle7
Bag 2787 contains the parts for the canopy catch...

Bag 2787 contains the parts for the canopy catch retrofit. Call Vans for more info.
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 35,453
Posted By mwardle7
When ordering, ask for bag 2787.

When ordering, ask for bag 2787.
Forum: ADS-B 07-20-2016, 07:51 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 25,142
Posted By mwardle7
g3expert - Do you know when the GTX 23 ES will be...

g3expert - Do you know when the GTX 23 ES will be discontinued?

This is exactly what I've been waiting for. I'm hoping a quick discontinuation of the GTX 23 ES will light a fire under Vans to update...
Forum: RV-12 06-08-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,377
Posted By mwardle7
Does anybody know of anyone offering transition...

Does anybody know of anyone offering transition training in Northern Utah? Or anywhere in the intermountain west?
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-22-2016, 05:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,434
Posted By mwardle7
Any chance anyone knows of an S-LSA RV-12 for...

Any chance anyone knows of an S-LSA RV-12 for rent in N. Utah? I'm approaching the home stretch of my RV-12 build and would love to start flying again in the same make/model.
Forum: ADS-B 03-10-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,121
Posted By mwardle7
Thanks, everyone. I guess Van's just isn't...

Thanks, everyone. I guess Van's just isn't keeping their website updated.
Forum: ADS-B 03-08-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,121
Posted By mwardle7
RV-12 ADS-B Update Letter

There is a letter on Van's website that mentions the availability of ADS-B 2020 Compliant Avionics Kits (for both Dynon and Garmin) "sometime in February, 2016."

Am I missing something? I can't find...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2016, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,261
Posted By mwardle7
Fluid specifications for the Rotax can be found...

Fluid specifications for the Rotax can be found at flyrotax.com. All of the technical manuals are available under Services>Technical Documentation. I would highly recommend reviewing the Service...
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 35,267
Posted By mwardle7
Yes, great job indeed. Roger was kind enough to...

Yes, great job indeed. Roger was kind enough to provide a description of his trailer, as well as a few photos, and permission to post them for the benefit of the RV-12 community.

The trailer I built...
Forum: RV-12 07-09-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 35,267
Posted By mwardle7
Has anyone found an enclosed trailer with a 98"...

Has anyone found an enclosed trailer with a 98" wide rear opening besides David K? I've asked around at several trailer dealers with no success. I asked a Wells Cargo dealer about a special order and...
Forum: RV-12 07-07-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 77,776
Posted By mwardle7
Does the ball inflator AOA mod on this thread...

Does the ball inflator AOA mod on this thread also work on the Garmin G3X?
Forum: RV-12 05-26-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,253
Posted By mwardle7
Any word on whether there will be another RV-12...

Any word on whether there will be another RV-12 Expo?
Forum: RV-12 05-25-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,149
Posted By mwardle7
Flipping it over did the trick! Thanks!!!

Flipping it over did the trick! Thanks!!!
Forum: RV-12 05-25-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,149
Posted By mwardle7
Holes Do Not Match Up

I must be doing something obviously wrong, but I can't get the doubler holes to line up with the closely-spaced holes on the main spar. Am I missing something?

The holes along the red lines do not...
Forum: Tools 04-04-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 846
Posted By mwardle7
Abrasotex v. Scotchbrite Wheel?

Does any one have any experience with the Abrasotex light deburring wheel like the one sold by Brown Tool...
Forum: RV-12 04-02-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,910
Posted By mwardle7
Rotax 912 iS Sport

Bump. Any intelligence on the Rotax 912 iS "sport" from those at Sun 'n Fun?
Forum: RV-12 08-02-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,632
Posted By mwardle7
Thanks

Thank you everyone for your responses. I'm going to conclude from the posts that:

1. Vans didn't provide any additional information regarding the possibility of a Quickbuild kit at Oshkosh,...
Forum: RV-12 08-01-2011, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,632
Posted By mwardle7
Thanks, John. I just barely missed your post.

Thanks, John. I just barely missed your post.
Forum: RV-12 08-01-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,632
Posted By mwardle7
Thank You

Thank you for the Quickbuild RV offers. I know here are a lot of good shops out there proving these kinds of services.

Per my original post, I'm curious if anyone attending Oshkosh heard any news...
Forum: RV-12 07-31-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,632
Posted By mwardle7
Oshkosh RV-12 Reconnaissance

To those that attended Oshkosh (I'm jealous):

1. Any update on the possibility of an RV-12 Quickbuild Kit from Van's?

2. Avweb posted an interesting video regarding a "new" Lycoming 0-233. Any...
Forum: RV-12 01-14-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By mwardle7
PM

Thanks! I sent a PM (personal message).
Forum: RV-12 01-11-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By mwardle7
Any RV-12s in Utah

Thank you very much! I don't make it to the Las Vegas area very often, but I'll look you up the next time I'm down there. Maybe in the meantime someone closer will chime in.

MW
Forum: RV-12 01-10-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,816
Posted By mwardle7
Any RV-12s in Utah?

Are there any RV-12 builders in Utah that would welcome a visit from a prospective builder?

Thanks!

MW
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