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Forum: RV-12 11-27-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,198
Posted By todehnal
Hey Craig, Where did you buy your nose wheel hub...

Hey Craig, Where did you buy your nose wheel hub caps? I think I may give them a try myself.
Forum: RV-12 11-02-2017, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,057
Posted By todehnal
It sounds like the current Swift offering may...

It sounds like the current Swift offering may well just be 100LL without the lead, similar to UL91.............
Just read an ad from them and they call it UL 94 ( 100LL minus the lead )

Tom
Forum: RV-12 11-02-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,057
Posted By todehnal
What is the Base for Swift Fuel??

So, what is Swift Fuel, Grass, or Dyno?

Tom
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,059
Posted By todehnal
Thanks Jim, I was hoping for a bit more tension,...

Thanks Jim, I was hoping for a bit more tension, without the need to reshape the attachments.............Tom
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,059
Posted By todehnal
Hey John, As I remember it, you replaced your...

Hey John,

As I remember it, you replaced your muffler springs with stainless steel. I assume that you got them from Spruce. How satisfied are you with them? Any more leaks, or broken springs, and...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2017, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 791
Posted By todehnal
New 912 ULS Spark Plugs and Caps

I see that new spark plugs and caps are being used on newer 912ULS engines, and others. (SI 912-027) It looks like they have gone to a dual electrodes which is not adjustable. Also, the new caps...
Forum: RV-12 10-18-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,506
Posted By todehnal
Thanks Tony. I may go ahead an order a new set...

Thanks Tony. I may go ahead an order a new set of belleville washers, but I think I will use the old nut. I have cotter pins and nut plates. Oh, and I didn't get the pull rivets either, but I'm...
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,506
Posted By todehnal
Hey Tony! I see that you replaced the belleville...

Hey Tony!
I see that you replaced the belleville washers and the bull nut. Was this on principle, or did you detect a problem?

I was about to start my upgrade, when I noted that no belleville...
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,268
Posted By todehnal
Thanks Scott. That sure eliminates my worry. I...

Thanks Scott. That sure eliminates my worry. I was certain that I had installed the restrictor according to plans, and have never had a fuel pressure issue that I was aware of. I really appreciate...
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,268
Posted By todehnal
I guess after reading this, I really need to...

I guess after reading this, I really need to investigate my restrictor installation. I typically allow the electric pump to run for a bit before starting, particularly after a breakfast or lunch...
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2017, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,655
Posted By todehnal
It sure does! And that sure would be an nice...

It sure does! And that sure would be an nice retrofit for us early builders. I would love to have one.
............Tom
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2017, 11:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By todehnal
Van's HDX software load worked perfect. So nice...

Van's HDX software load worked perfect. So nice to have such terrific support on such a fine airplane.

The new screen layout will take a bit of getting use to, but I sure like the design. Great...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By todehnal
Wow! Thanks Scott. That will save a lot of work...

Wow! Thanks Scott. That will save a lot of work and should take all of the worry out of re-inventing the wheel............Tom
Forum: RV-12 09-27-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By todehnal
HDX Screen Shot

I just installed my new Dynon HDX, replacing my D1000T. It really looks nice, but I am missing all of the EMS widgets. I called Dynon and they said that they won't transfer from the D1000 to the...
Forum: RV-12 09-20-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,420
Posted By todehnal
Thanks for the encouraging words. It was a hard...

Thanks for the encouraging words. It was a hard decision, but I decided to make the move based primarily on how much these old eye will appreciate the reduced sun washout that I have with my D1000T....
Forum: RV-12 09-20-2017, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,420
Posted By todehnal
My guess is that with the release of the HDX, and...

My guess is that with the release of the HDX, and the price structure, new buyers are more likely to select the HDX over the D1000T, particularly since they have eliminated the $500 fee for lifetime...
Forum: RV-12 09-20-2017, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,420
Posted By todehnal
Yeah Scott, thanks for your thoughts, and you may...

Yeah Scott, thanks for your thoughts, and you may well be right. Probably given the choice, and all things being equal, I would think that dual D1000T screens would beat a single HDX any day. Of...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,420
Posted By todehnal
Skyview Touch vs HDX

I've been thinking of moving from the Skyview to the HDX. There were some negative comments regarding glare off of the HDX glossy screen. I looked at it in person at Oshkosh this year, and I think...
Forum: RV-12 09-14-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,993
Posted By todehnal
Yeah, that's easy for you, living in Switzerland....

Yeah, that's easy for you, living in Switzerland. I emailed them and they do not ship to the USA. That means that we have to order through a 3rd party, and the only source I could find was a Moto...
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,944
Posted By todehnal
My reason for asking is that I think we have...

My reason for asking is that I think we have similar issues. I've played with all of the settings on the SL40, including slaving the side tone to the volume control and I can reduce it, but not...
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,944
Posted By todehnal
Hey Robert, did you find the cause of your...

Hey Robert, did you find the cause of your squeal?

Tom
Forum: RV-12 09-12-2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,993
Posted By todehnal
Hey Jim, are those true OEM John Deere AM101406...

Hey Jim, are those true OEM John Deere AM101406 parts, or aftermarket regulators.................Tom
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,993
Posted By todehnal
Thanks Scott and Vic. Things were a bit hectic...

Thanks Scott and Vic. Things were a bit hectic at the expo while Vic was making the regulator swap. Here was a guy feverishly working to get his RV-12 ready to fly so he could beat Hurricane Irma...
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,853
Posted By todehnal
I think this is year nine, and the best turnout...

I think this is year nine, and the best turnout that I've seen so far.
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 10:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,853
Posted By todehnal
Hear hear!! It has only happened to me once, but...

Hear hear!! It has only happened to me once, but the pucker factor is very uncomfortable when you calculate fuel down to the last 30 minutes, and then something unforscene shows it ugly face. It's...
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,993
Posted By todehnal
Yes it was the same Ducati that we have been...

Yes it was the same Ducati that we have been using. So, what is Rotax using now?
Forum: RV-12 09-10-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,993
Posted By todehnal
Regulator Failure on Van's Demo RV-12

I happened to notice the voltage regulator being replaced on Van's demo RV-12 at the Mt. Vernon Illinois Light Sport Expo yesterday. It must be nice to be able to get a overnight shipped replacement...
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2017, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,957
Posted By todehnal
I had to do mine. The only thing that I took off...

I had to do mine. The only thing that I took off was the cowling, 2 air filters, and the tunnel harness cover. Then, I hooked up my little hoist and put a little lift tension on the engine. I...
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,198
Posted By todehnal
I agree with the "pants off" decision. Since the...

I agree with the "pants off" decision. Since the inspection notice came out, I have not put my wheel pants back on, making it very easy on preflights to take a look. So far, all is well........Tom
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,198
Posted By todehnal
Wow! So many questions that my concern is that...

Wow! So many questions that my concern is that we are going to overwhelm Jim with questions. Like, when was the nose wheel purchased, (kit number). Is he the original owner/builder? Was the front...
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,028
Posted By todehnal
I did get an answer from S.H. You suspicions are...

I did get an answer from S.H. You suspicions are now verified. I received a reply from my last email, and was informed that they only sell in Europe. So, unless we can come up with a friend or...
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,028
Posted By todehnal
Thanks Tom. I didn't notice that and have not...

Thanks Tom. I didn't notice that and have not yet placed my order. Since I have already made email contact with them, I went ahead and sent a reply, asking those questions. I probably won't hear...
Forum: RV-12 08-26-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,028
Posted By todehnal
John, thanks very much for your help. I finally...

John, thanks very much for your help. I finally found an email address for Silent Hektik and sent them an inquiry. I was pleased to receive a reply the same day. In my email, I asked specifically...
Forum: RV-12 08-25-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By todehnal
Okay! My intent in the morning is to disconnect...

Okay! My intent in the morning is to disconnect the 2 leads from the engine trigger coil. That should isolate the charging circuit. then start the engine and check out the noise. All that should...
Forum: RV-12 08-25-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 724
Posted By todehnal
Noisy Comm "Buzz"

To start simple, if I leave the SL40 off, the intercom is dead quiet with no buzz and works great. When I turn the SL40 on I immediately get a buzz that is sympathetic with RPM. In fact, at low RPM...
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,028
Posted By todehnal
Actually, I would even be willing to give the...

Actually, I would even be willing to give the 4118, 4 step unit a try, but I still can't find a place to buy one......................Tom
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,028
Posted By todehnal
John, I'd prefer to have the full 14+ Volt...

John, I'd prefer to have the full 14+ Volt charging from the start. I think it would suit my short flights better. From what I have read, they make them. I just need a good number, and a USA...
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,028
Posted By todehnal
New Voltage Regulator Needed

I need a new voltage regulator. I really want a Silent Hektik 14 volt with spade connectors, and without the Lithium Ion step charging. I have gone through pages of posts on the subject, but have...
Forum: RV-12 08-24-2017, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By todehnal
Skyview Map Features

On our breakfast flight yesterday morning I noticed that one of the nearby airports (KCEY) was showing up as a red dot on my Skyview map. Sure enough, I dialed in their AWOS and found out that the...
Forum: RV-12 08-19-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,545
Posted By todehnal
Well, all of the severe hum is gone. All it took...

Well, all of the severe hum is gone. All it took was cleaning the headset plugs. So Stein was absolutely correct with his theory. Sorry to have raised such a plea for help with such a simple...
Forum: RV-12 08-18-2017, 12:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,545
Posted By todehnal
Yeah, I have a 1/2" steel bench block that is...

Yeah, I have a 1/2" steel bench block that is about 22' X 30" that should do the trick. I also have sheet aluminum, but I may not need any of it. One of the things that Stein said after I gave him...
Forum: RV-12 08-18-2017, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,545
Posted By todehnal
Wow Joe! You can sure come up with some...

Wow Joe! You can sure come up with some fantastic ideas. This is terrific, and I never thought of it; why, I don't know. I even have and old comm antenna from my old Mooney. Thanks for the...
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2017, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,545
Posted By todehnal
I'm not going to try to defend Garmin's shop...

I'm not going to try to defend Garmin's shop charges. I think that they are ridiculous as well. However, from everything that I have witnessed, they do have solid products. That even goes for the...
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2017, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,545
Posted By todehnal
I just got off of the phone with Garmin. They...

I just got off of the phone with Garmin. They have a $550 bench charge for fixing SL40s. Wow! Maybe it is time to move on. The Dynon VHS com unit is $1300. Has anyone made the swap from an SL40...
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2017, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,545
Posted By todehnal
Everything was off, including the battery...

Everything was off, including the battery charger. All I have to do is turn on the master, and have the avionics master, and comm radio on. No engine running, so no charging circuit is active at...
Forum: RV-12 08-17-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,545
Posted By todehnal
Major Audio Problem

I have had excellent service from my Skyview Touch/Flightcom 403/Garmin SL40 system for the past 3 1/2 years and 270 hours. Now I am experiencing several issues and the situation seems to be...
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,808
Posted By todehnal
I still have the original regulator, and my...

I still have the original regulator, and my voltage has not varied. From day one I get 13.8 volts which shows up slightly above idle. Also, I just completed another backup battery test and passed. ...
Forum: RV-12 08-06-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,808
Posted By todehnal
While at Oshkosh I had the opportunity to chat...

While at Oshkosh I had the opportunity to chat with one pf the Dynon tech gurus about the slight screen flutter at high RPM. He was very specific in stating the there was nothing in the Skyview that...
Forum: RV-12 07-04-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By todehnal
That Matco Swiftline deal looks terrific. I have...

That Matco Swiftline deal looks terrific. I have 260 hrs on my 12 and the original pads still look like new, so I'm not sure when I will use them, but I will keep it in mind..........Tom
Forum: RV-12 07-04-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,076
Posted By todehnal
My isolators had no markings; no white or purple...

My isolators had no markings; no white or purple dot, and no raised text anywhere. This was verified after replacement. The new isolators only had the white dot and raised text on the larger male...
Forum: RV-12 06-24-2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,076
Posted By todehnal
Since my new isolators arrived from Van's...

Since my new isolators arrived from Van's yesterday, I changed mine out today. Not a bad job at all. I took the battery out, the air filters off, and needed to move the engine mounted adell clamp...
Forum: RV-12 06-23-2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,076
Posted By todehnal
Thanks for the tips on changing these out. ...

Thanks for the tips on changing these out. Always nice to hear from someone who has been there, and done that.

Actually, with a small mirror and a light I was able to see all the way around most...
Forum: RV-12 06-23-2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,076
Posted By todehnal
Hey Ueli! Do you remember how much room you...

Hey Ueli!

Do you remember how much room you needed to get the old isolators out, and the new ones in? Would it be more or less than an inch? I'm trying to figure out how much slack I will need in...
Forum: RV-12 06-23-2017, 05:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,076
Posted By todehnal
John, the bulletin states that if raised text are...

John, the bulletin states that if raised text are found on one half of an isolator, that isolator is considered good, but not all of them. So, basically you need to find raised text on at least one...
Forum: RV-12 06-22-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,076
Posted By todehnal
I don't think that any notifications were sent...

I don't think that any notifications were sent out, at least I didn't receive one either. I just happened to take a look at the list on Van's support site, saw the notice, and decided that I needed...
Forum: RV-12 06-21-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,076
Posted By todehnal
Notification 17-05-19 Soft Engine Isolators

This one is pretty new, and I couldn't find any posts about it. Apparently there were some soft engine isolators that shipped with some of the firewall forward kits. The order ship dates for these...
Forum: RV-12 06-21-2017, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,808
Posted By todehnal
2nd Update

Today's flight was a great time to pull the EFIS fuse, and to take note of any changes in my screen shutter flutter. The screen dimmed slightly, as would be expected while running on the backup...
Forum: RV-12 06-17-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,808
Posted By todehnal
Post Test Flight Update

OK, a post test flight update. First of all, it was not the best day for a comfortable test flight so I cut it short, but I was able to do a little. The shutter flutter is not there at idle, in...
Forum: RV-12 06-16-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,808
Posted By todehnal
This is a very subtle shutter effect. It is not...

This is a very subtle shutter effect. It is not even particularly annoying, other than concern as to what is causing it. I only detect it by fixing my view on the horizon line on the display, but...
Forum: RV-12 06-16-2017, 06:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,808
Posted By todehnal
Skyview Screen Shutter Flutter

I call it "Shutter Flutter" because it reminds me of some old film strip movies where your eye catches the frames advance which gave them a flutter effect. At cruise I can detect a very slight...
Forum: RV-12 06-02-2017, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,589
Posted By todehnal
DITTO!! Wouldn't be without it.

DITTO!! Wouldn't be without it.
Forum: RV-12 05-30-2017, 06:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,248
Posted By todehnal
No Winter Blend Here

First, I am in a small community in Western KY, and I use ethanol free 93 octane premium auto fuel that I purchase from and independent in Hopkinsville, KY. I asked the owner of this small petroleum...
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