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Forum: RV-12 Today, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By Piper J3
As mentioned in first post, I sent an email to...

As mentioned in first post, I sent an email to Rotax Technical Support.

Here is response...

Dear Sir

The fuel issue is not as simple as elected officials lead you to believe. Increasing the...
Forum: RV-12 Today, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 793
Posted By Piper J3
4950 rpm in climb may be lugging the engine a...

4950 rpm in climb may be lugging the engine a little too much. 5150-5200 initial climb is a better pitch setting. Be careful not to set pitch aggressively course thinking it will help top end speed...
Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By Piper J3
Update... I emailed Matco and showed them pics...

Update...

I emailed Matco and showed them pics of my rivets, and like Scott says, none are any good. Turns out the riveting tool I was using is not up to scratch. Matco suggested a screw-type...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By Piper J3
I guess I'm 3rd in-line for Rotax EGT's. Let me...

I guess I'm 3rd in-line for Rotax EGT's. Let me know if other guys bow out...
Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,293
Posted By Piper J3
Maybe I shouldn't be asking but... How do you...

Maybe I shouldn't be asking but...

How do you access all this fuel plumbing behind the rear baggage bulkhead once the airplane is final assembled and put into service?

Also, It looks like several...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 04:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Piper J3
How about McMaster-Carr... ...

How about McMaster-Carr... https://www.mcmaster.com/delrin-(made-with-acetal-resin)

Born to fly, forced to work -> good one
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,293
Posted By Piper J3
That's the plumbing for the fuel-injected 12? Am...

That's the plumbing for the fuel-injected 12? Am I looking at that right - its behind the rear baggage bulkhead? I think I'll stick with my Bing 64's...
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,187
Posted By Piper J3
I suspect engine vibration and airframe...

I suspect engine vibration and airframe turbulence also causes upsets in fuel level in the float bowl. These instances might be transient and get smoothed-out quickly with high fuel flow at cruising...
Forum: ADS-B 10-21-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,842
Posted By Piper J3
TimO Would weak echo Tx power explain...

TimO

Would weak echo Tx power explain disappearing target as I explain in my post #56 above?
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,187
Posted By Piper J3
Good sleuthing John... So, if I‘m following, the...

Good sleuthing John...

So, if I‘m following, the first Bing “floats” highest in the fuel (most buoyant) and would therefore control fuel in the bowl at a lower level. So perhaps the original Bing...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-20-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 242
Posted By Piper J3
Need to test if you wear hearing aids -...

Need to test if you wear hearing aids - especially behind-the-ear style. I wear hearing aid in each ear and have Zulu 3. In-ear is no problem. BTE is tolerable...
Forum: RV-12 10-20-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Piper J3
If nobody nearby - no worries... lots of folks...

If nobody nearby - no worries... lots of folks here ready to help on VAF. Good group / very willing to help.
Forum: RV-12 10-20-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Piper J3
Excellent plan. Best of luck to you. Enjoy...

Excellent plan. Best of luck to you. Enjoy...
Forum: ADS-B 10-20-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,842
Posted By Piper J3
In layman's terminology... are you saying...

In layman's terminology... are you saying uAvionix can't fix disappearing targets with software revision? When they say they're working on fix - you think it's technically not possible...
Forum: RV-12 10-20-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By Piper J3
All the time. Rotax is designed to run at top of...

All the time. Rotax is designed to run at top of green arc.
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 676
Posted By Piper J3
Had an Excellent Flight this Morning…

I woke up at 6:30am and it was 30F outside with a heavy frost on the grass. I texted the hanger cell phone switch to turn on the engine preheater for 2-1/2 hours. When I got to the plane at 9am...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2018, 04:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,490
Posted By Piper J3
Is that normal wingtip? Looks like a stall fence...

Is that normal wingtip? Looks like a stall fence installed on top surface at outboard end of aileron...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-17-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Piper J3
For those that missed this fly-in.... you missed...

For those that missed this fly-in.... you missed a good one....
Forum: ADS-B 10-17-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,842
Posted By Piper J3
Update... I emailed uAvionix with above...

Update...

I emailed uAvionix with above disappearing target information and they got back to me right away. They asked for N# and date of flight. I supplied the flight info and attached the PAPR...
Forum: ADS-B 10-17-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,938
Posted By Piper J3
See...http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpo...

See...http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1257707&postcount=101 for simple uAvionix install in my RV-12.
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2018, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By Piper J3
No, the thick plate is the stationary plate that...

No, the thick plate is the stationary plate that bolts solid to the caliper. Piston only pushes on the thin plate that slides on pins. The thick plate doesn't have counterbore on either side, so...
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2018, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By Piper J3
Matco Brake Relining Kit Problem...

It won’t be too much longer and I’ll need to install the first set of brake pads that I relined myself using Matco Brake Relining Kit and a Brake Shoe Lining Riveting Tool. The two backing plates...
Forum: ADS-B 10-16-2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,842
Posted By Piper J3
Flew yesterday with a second plane in near-trail...

Flew yesterday with a second plane in near-trail formation. Planes separated by ~ 1 mile. Both planes equipped with ADS-B in/out. My plane has echoUAT + SkyFYX-EXT with WiFi to mini iPad running...
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,106
Posted By Piper J3
Just spit-balling here... maybe because that hose...

Just spit-balling here... maybe because that hose is dead-headed and residual fuel doesn't get used and goes stale so-to-speak?
Forum: RV-12 10-13-2018, 05:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 623
Posted By Piper J3
Try posting this in VAF>Avionics / Interiors /...

Try posting this in VAF>Avionics / Interiors / Fiberglass>Glass Cockpit

Fellows there are very helpful...
Forum: RV-12 10-13-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By Piper J3
I don't recall inside diameter of snap, but...

I don't recall inside diameter of snap, but perhaps a pop rivet would work? Maybe smaller size rivet? I understand your concern. I used sheetmetal screw and no problems after 350 hours use.

I...
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,633
Posted By Piper J3
I suspect the designers were looking at... No...

I suspect the designers were looking at...


No external drive
Minimal add'l weight
Simple addition to existing CD ignition coils
No moving parts
Reliability
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 01:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,065
Posted By Piper J3
E15 Vs. E10 Mogas for 912ULS

I thought I'd start a thread on this subject now that<SNIP> 15% alcohol blend <will be required> in auto fuels. <edited per posting rules>

From SERVICE INSTRUCTION SELECTION OF SUITABLE OPERATING...
Forum: RV-12 10-11-2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,633
Posted By Piper J3
In aviation... I don't think you ever "get your...

In aviation... I don't think you ever "get your money back"
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,633
Posted By Piper J3
What would an EFI system cost for 912ULS...

What would an EFI system cost for 912ULS conversion? Might as well start there to gage interest...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,762
Posted By Piper J3
That’s funny... Last week we were flying the...

That’s funny... Last week we were flying the RV-12 back from a small airport 15 miles south. C172 departed ahead of us and announced right turnout and destination same as us. We scooted right...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,187
Posted By Piper J3
MS makes lots of floats for carbureted engines...

MS makes lots of floats for carbureted engines running Avgas. I'm wondering how they will hold up to 93E10 Mogas? Also, Trump is tossing the farms in Iowa a bone and changing national fuel...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By Piper J3
I took the lid off of my tank to do the SB. I...

I took the lid off of my tank to do the SB. I used a thin single-edge razor blade so as not to deform the sheetmetal. Worked a charm. See......
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2018, 08:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 698
Posted By Piper J3
Is it possible to just fix the leak? See......

Is it possible to just fix the leak?

See......
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-09-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Piper J3
Bob Actually what I did was print the flyer...

Bob

Actually what I did was print the flyer directly from FunPlacesToFly. If I stepped on your toes I'm sorry. Thought I'd just pass the word. People there last year where...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-09-2018, 03:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By Piper J3
I bought a 4G cell phone switch on eBay for $149....

I bought a 4G cell phone switch on eBay for $149. Vendor is Relay-Supply in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Delivery is three days. Unit works excellent on my $3/month T-Mobile SIM card. This unit...
Forum: COMM 10-09-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 277
Posted By Piper J3
Need help with GARMIN GTR 200 Problem

I’m trying to help a friend with a recent GARMIN GTR 200 problem. Radio is in a new Synergy built RV-12 with 100TT. Plane has dual Dynon HDX. Radio was working well until 10 hours ago.

Problem…...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-09-2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Piper J3
Ohio Fall Fly-in Sunday Oct 14

Excellent Fly-in...

http://i68.tinypic.com/fjqp7t.jpg
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,187
Posted By Piper J3
Rotax Service Bulletin says a pair of floats...

Rotax Service Bulletin says a pair of floats should weigh less than 7.0g. Your new MS floats weigh 7.5g. Just say'n...
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,356
Posted By Piper J3
From the software release...

From the software release notes...

http://i68.tinypic.com/a2wyv8.png
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By Piper J3
Is this first start of the day or restart after...

Is this first start of the day or restart after plane was already flying?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2018, 02:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,788
Posted By Piper J3
Kids and airplanes... 18 MO we watch for a...

Kids and airplanes... 18 MO we watch for a friend. Brings back so many memories of when I was...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 931
Posted By Piper J3
I think so. I was just looking at a V35 Bonanza...

I think so. I was just looking at a V35 Bonanza and it had the data plate directly on the bottom of the fuselage. First time I ever saw that...
Forum: ADS-B 10-02-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,842
Posted By Piper J3
I emailed Kurt @ uAvionix Support for an update...

I emailed Kurt @ uAvionix Support for an update on Disappearing Targets. Here is his response:

We have tested 3 builds so far and are getting closer. Testing continues because we have seen...
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By Piper J3
A little hard to see on cover photo but looks a...

A little hard to see on cover photo but looks a lot like my Desser 500-5 6 PLY AWBS RETREAD, ELITE PREMIUM 2 GROOVE (ELITE)

http://i66.tinypic.com/2j0mblu.png

See…...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,494
Posted By Piper J3
I agree. However, if they are charging for...

I agree. However, if they are charging for replacement hub they should issue the latest design - "F".
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,494
Posted By Piper J3
"About three failures of the 1200 hubs" is...

"About three failures of the 1200 hubs" is absolutely unacceptable for a part that is critical for safety of flight. Shipping a part with a nick in the edge of the central hole is unacceptable -...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 459
Posted By Piper J3
You can ask for help here... VAF Forums >...

You can ask for help here... VAF Forums > Avionics / Interiors / Fiberglass > COMM

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/forumdisplay.php?f=38

The guys are very helpful...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,494
Posted By Piper J3
I don't think I misread. 90% safety improvement...

I don't think I misread. 90% safety improvement is not nearly good enough for me. If Vans and Sensenich are using the "F" hub on all new installations that's where I want to be. I now have a "B"...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 18,494
Posted By Piper J3
If "F" hub is overkill I'm sure Van's and...

If "F" hub is overkill I'm sure Van's and Sensenich would continue to offer original design with large pitch change cylinder. The "F" hub is the latest design that incorporates gage pins to set...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2018, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,095
Posted By Piper J3
Email sent. Best of luck...

Email sent. Best of luck...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-26-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By Piper J3
Taken tonight - flying with my friend in his...

Taken tonight - flying with my friend in his RV-12 about 40 miles SW of KCLE. Pic taken on short final into Ortner (I64).

http://i65.tinypic.com/xn8e46.png
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,079
Posted By Piper J3
My D180 equipped RV-12 has been displaying...

My D180 equipped RV-12 has been displaying inaccurate fuel level for the past several weeks. The Dynon D180 Installation Manual mentions backing up data in case the settings take a vacation. So I...
Forum: RV-12 09-24-2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By Piper J3
What prompted me to start this thread… a friend’s...

What prompted me to start this thread… a friend’s RV-12 built by Synergy in Eugene, OR developed an intermittent GPS fault on Dynon dual screen HDX displays. Dynon was contacted because units are...
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,187
Posted By Piper J3
Are you sure floats are all bad? You should...

Are you sure floats are all bad? You should invest in a precision weigh scale that measures in x.xx grams. See... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1285909&postcount=4
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By Piper J3
I thought maybe I just had the problem. I sent...

I thought maybe I just had the problem. I sent an email to Van's Tech Support detailing the wire interference. Maybe Van's will issue a SB so folks make sure they address this before problems occur...
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 515
Posted By Piper J3
RV-12 TT Since New

Subsequent to the Accumulated Flight Times Since New thread... this thread is a poll to capture all RV-12's in the field.

Maybe Forum Moderators can make this a "Sticky" so it stays at the top of...
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2018, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By Piper J3
Mounting Dynon Skyview GPS-2020 Antenna

Has anyone noticed an interference with the GPS-2020 antenna wires passing through the F-1201Z retaining plate?

There is a large hole in the retaining plate but it is extremely off-center with...
Forum: RV-12 09-20-2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,147
Posted By Piper J3
The slow stall speed (47mph) and light weight...

The slow stall speed (47mph) and light weight (740 lbs empty) make the RV-12 very survivable in an off-field landing. The 5-point safety belt will support and contain you as the remaining energy is...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,147
Posted By Piper J3
"Tommy123, I think you might find it impossible...

"Tommy123, I think you might find it impossible to jump out considering the RV-12’s tilt up canopy."

Not impossible... other Van's model aircraft have tip-up canopy that is jettisonable. I like the...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2018, 01:33 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 14,298
Posted By Piper J3
My guess is the VR gets hot when recharging the...

My guess is the VR gets hot when recharging the battery after engine start (cranking), electrical loads prior to engine start, and negative imbalance until alternator is spinning fast enough (cruise...
Forum: RV-12 09-16-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 778
Posted By Piper J3
Dale These screen shots are from three different...

Dale

These screen shots are from three different flights. Looks like you're in the...
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