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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 10:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,306
Posted By NinerBikes
If you want to build, and can afford $80k or...

If you want to build, and can afford $80k or more, by the time you buy all the tools and extra's, go for it, pride of ownership will be greater.

If you don't have the 1000, to 2000 hours and this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 09:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,306
Posted By NinerBikes
There has been a lot of RV-12's for sale lately...

There has been a lot of RV-12's for sale lately at various outlets. Spend your money wisely.... I've been looking for 20 months, before I finally found what I wanted, in a Legacy model RV-12.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 08:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,463
Posted By NinerBikes
Any updates on wear from the fleet from Cammie...

Any updates on wear from the fleet from Cammie patch?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 07:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,306
Posted By NinerBikes
Just a fair warning... if you're an older guy...

Just a fair warning... if you're an older guy that's, ahem, not as svelte as you once were, and two of you go up in the plane climbing, at or near 1320 gross, and then you fly it solo, percentage...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By NinerBikes
You will be out of inspection on July 1st. You...

You will be out of inspection on July 1st. You can finish up your condition inspection on July 1st, 2020, and in 2021, your inspection will be due by the last day of July, 2021, or you can complete...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By NinerBikes
As early as this coming Sunday or Monday, June...

As early as this coming Sunday or Monday, June 7th or 8th, weather conditions permitting. That would be the start... when we get to KWHP is when we get there, it can't be forced.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By NinerBikes
Scanlon lost their S-LSA RV-12 about a year ago....

Scanlon lost their S-LSA RV-12 about a year ago. It got flipped in a storm and damaged, and is no longer in service.

The only places I know out west are Glass Cockpit Aviation out of Boise Idaho,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) Yesterday, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By NinerBikes
Exactly how i feel about it. Maybe 30-45 minutes...

Exactly how i feel about it. Maybe 30-45 minutes of instruction after each meal or each landing, and keep the amount of flying daily down to a manageable level, with someone who is also retired,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 222
Posted By NinerBikes
Need RV-12 CFi

This is RV-12 specific, wasn't sure if here or classifieds will get the most exposure.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?p=1435492#post1435492


Mods, delete which ever post you...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-01-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By NinerBikes
Also forgot, i need to learn how to forward and...

Also forgot, i need to learn how to forward and side slip. :o
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2020, 10:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,306
Posted By NinerBikes
It will be coming with the big build notebook, on...

It will be coming with the big build notebook, on rings. Had to go digging in section 43 C and D today.... to get a feel for the layout of the avionics up against the firewall, behind the instrument...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-01-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,208
Posted By NinerBikes
Might need a light weight CFI to Ferry

I have a RV-12 I've bought located in SC.

What I am looking for is a low weight or light weight CFI with hours in a RV-12 that can train me as an instructor, somewhat, while getting a student...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 424
Posted By NinerBikes
N836BL has an electric fuel pump that sounds like...

N836BL has an electric fuel pump that sounds like a darn mini jack hammer when you flip the main switch on. Very noisy, even with headphones on.

You know when it's working, it sounds like a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-30-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By NinerBikes
Yes, but living on the West Coast lies a large...

Yes, but living on the West Coast lies a large Pacific Ocean, full of sodium and chlorine. The breeze has been know to blow that corrosive stuff inland, where it can condense on metal and wreak havoc...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-29-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 770
Posted By NinerBikes
You bought a Teen Flight build, I see... what do...

You bought a Teen Flight build, I see... what do you want to change on your plane already?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By NinerBikes
Skyview Touch or HDX for RV-12

Are the Touch versions still available or just have to find one from a RV-12 that's used?

Or can you buy a Touch used and have it reconfigured for RV-12 software/firmware / operating...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By NinerBikes
Main landing gear finish

What do most of you use to finish the main landing gear with, to prevent corrosion and pitting in the aluminum? :confused:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,594
Posted By NinerBikes
How did Jaybhansen make out with the adjustments...

How did Jaybhansen make out with the adjustments to get the wings to fly level?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 38,514
Posted By NinerBikes
Sounds like possible debris in fuel lines jamming...

Sounds like possible debris in fuel lines jamming the fuel shut off valve wide open, that the floats are trying to close down when the float bowl is full.

Check for debris in fuel tanks, lines,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,489
Posted By NinerBikes
Can this stress the rivet holes, long term and...

Can this stress the rivet holes, long term and cause rivets to start "smoking" ? Might be harder to see on darker colored paint schemes?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,186
Posted By NinerBikes
This is correct. Bending it down silences it...

This is correct. Bending it down silences it until closer to, at, or below stall speed.

Stall horn comes on later when landing, less margin of warning before you stall, when you bend it DOWN.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-23-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,034
Posted By NinerBikes
Norm, Did you get this resolved, or find any...

Norm,

Did you get this resolved, or find any indication of why your oil is black? The owner of N836BL seems to run his at 5200 to 5350, maybe 5400, and the color of his plugs is a normal dark tan...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-23-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,186
Posted By NinerBikes
"If the warning comes on too close to the stall,...

"If the warning comes on too close to the stall, then the vane should be adjusted Up."


So bending the warning tab UP will make the warning come on at a higher airspeed, ABOVE the stall speed?

In...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-23-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By NinerBikes
Unlikely, too difficult to find and coordinate....

Unlikely, too difficult to find and coordinate.

I'd probably need a light weight female CFI to instruct to make under gross 1320# with a little bit of carry on. Finding one of those that wants to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-22-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By NinerBikes
Kind of felt a little lucky to not buy one in...

Kind of felt a little lucky to not buy one in red, and white. Wish it was raw in finish and 25 #'s lighter, but buying used, you get what you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-22-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,186
Posted By NinerBikes
What is the correct phraseology, then, or the...

What is the correct phraseology, then, or the correction of the Stall speed indicator?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-22-2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By NinerBikes
Curious, heading west, how many hours on the...

Curious, heading west, how many hours on the Hobbs meter to get it 1700 miles for the trip home? Month of year and headwinds? Whereabouts did you go over the Continental Divide?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By NinerBikes
I'd suggest an oil change to Shell Aeroshell,...

I'd suggest an oil change to Shell Aeroshell, Sport Plus 4 semi synthetic before the trip, and run Decalin Run Up at a ratio of at least 1/2 oz or more per 10 gallons of fuel per fill up of 100LL. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By NinerBikes
Will do... it will be an adventure, learning to...

Will do... it will be an adventure, learning to fly in your own plane. People say a RV-12 is easy to fly... i'm hoping it's easy to learn how to land.

So much to learn.

2012, AP, also has steam...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By NinerBikes
My friend runs the AEROShell Sport Plus 4 10w-...

My friend runs the AEROShell Sport Plus 4 10w- 40 semi synthetic, I know, I bought him 2 filters and 7 liters of it for his birthday last Sept. He changes oil every 40 hours on the Hobbs, since...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By NinerBikes
Same here, Costco Tier 1, but it's 91 unleaded...

Same here, Costco Tier 1, but it's 91 unleaded Mogas in Los Angeles.

I went in to Pep Boys today to get some Mobil 1 4T 10w-40 and I'd looked it up on line. They are having a 20% off instant...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By NinerBikes
What are you now running for fuel and for oil?

What are you now running for fuel and for oil?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,647
Posted By NinerBikes
100LL, lead, Decalin and oil filters

Helped my buddy Bob do his conditional inspection this year in March, where we were at about 220 Hrs Hobbs.

Bob runs a LOT of 100LL with Decalin at 1/2 oz per 10 gallons.


While doing the oil...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,171
Posted By NinerBikes
Just was reading this, in another thread. ...

Just was reading this, in another thread.

Rough engine running can be caused by vibration, which can be caused by your carbs not being synched, or the dogs in your gearbox wearing and getting...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,007
Posted By NinerBikes
Thank you so much, Tony, for the the photos as...

Thank you so much, Tony, for the the photos as examples.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,489
Posted By NinerBikes
Do you think dark blue will do the same?

Do you think dark blue will do the same?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By NinerBikes
I was referring to your desktop computer at...

I was referring to your desktop computer at home... and the number of screens on your desk, if you are running Microsoft.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By NinerBikes
That's a lot of glass for a $100 hamburger run. ...

That's a lot of glass for a $100 hamburger run. How many screens do you run with your Windows 10 OS ???
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By NinerBikes
The voltage regulator has been moved from under...

The voltage regulator has been moved from under the cowling, to inside the cabin, back to under the cowling.

So, which is less troublesome, location wise? Which location had a lower failure rate?...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 927
Posted By NinerBikes
I believe each screen for a Dynon HDX pulls...

I believe each screen for a Dynon HDX pulls pretty close to 3.5 to 4 amps. When you add in how much current the battery can draw while recharging, it might be a strain on your Voltage Regulator....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,306
Posted By NinerBikes
Just what is the skin thickness of the aluminum...

Just what is the skin thickness of the aluminum on a RV-12 to get 750 # vs 1050 or so on a svelte RV-9A ? .020" vs .025" or ???
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,006
Posted By NinerBikes
The electric fuel pump increases the PRESSURE in...

The electric fuel pump increases the PRESSURE in the line, possibly in addition to the amount of fuel fed and recirculated.

The higher pressurized fuel lines acts to offset the vapor pressure of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 806
Posted By NinerBikes
Jay is building his own RV-12, this is a new one,...

Jay is building his own RV-12, this is a new one, I believe.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By NinerBikes
Let us know how that goes taking off on a 25-30 C...

Let us know how that goes taking off on a 25-30 C temp day, with 4 minutes of climb near 1320 # at Vy
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By NinerBikes
Good tip on the Banjo fitting for more clearance.

Good tip on the Banjo fitting for more clearance.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By NinerBikes
Thoughts on instead just running E10 Mogas and...

Thoughts on instead just running E10 Mogas and running a full synthetic motor oil instead, maybe the Mobil 1 T4 Motorcycle 10w-40 oil?

Is there an adjustment to run the muffler as far aft as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,306
Posted By NinerBikes
I've been bounced around, a lot in a RV-12 in...

I've been bounced around, a lot in a RV-12 in less than moderate turbulence. a 10 # per square foot loaded wing at full gross that stalls at 45 kt's clean, to make LSA classifications, can be a very...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,902
Posted By NinerBikes
How accurate is a WAAS enabled Dynon GPS-2020...

How accurate is a WAAS enabled Dynon GPS-2020 receiver these days, that is ADSB Extended Squitter Out Compliant with the 261 XSPNDER system? It's my understanding that it updates your location 5x...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By NinerBikes
Oil temps running warm on climbs.

The warm weather is back again, here on the West Coast.

We are looking for ideas or suggestions on fabricating ways to distance the oil cooler up front a little bit farther away from the muffler...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,832
Posted By NinerBikes
Being tall at 6'5 makes for removal of a lot of...

Being tall at 6'5 makes for removal of a lot of the seating and back rest cushions in an RV-12 necessary and replaced with lawn chair furniture pads, so my head has clearance for the canopy to...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 05-09-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 12,858
Posted By NinerBikes
It would be nice if on a Dynon Skyview, when you...

It would be nice if on a Dynon Skyview, when you touch the MOA on the screen that at least a radio frequency comes up to enter, so that you can check in for current activity, and at least put on an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2020, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,034
Posted By NinerBikes
Did you weigh your floats, and if so, what did...

Did you weigh your floats, and if so, what did you find?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,647
Posted By NinerBikes
I am what you're looking for, but 1000 + miles...

I am what you're looking for, but 1000 + miles separates us. Don't know about the older and wiser part, new to aviation here.

Everyone wants to fly weekends, do the $100 burger social runs. That's...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,647
Posted By NinerBikes
How many hours a year, or a month, is enough?

How many hours a year, or a month, is enough?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,111
Posted By NinerBikes
Rotax has made some recommendations to decrease...

Rotax has made some recommendations to decrease clutch and dog wear, as well as sometimes needing the belleville washers which provide tension, being replaced in the gearbox. at low hours

Rotax now...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,119
Posted By NinerBikes
Supposedly 5 to 7 kt's depending on who you talk...

Supposedly 5 to 7 kt's depending on who you talk to. rgawer did a write up about the cumulative effects a while back.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,012
Posted By NinerBikes
Paint, for me, is a non issue. I've no desire for...

Paint, for me, is a non issue. I've no desire for it, at all, unless it's interior primer for corrosion purposes.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,012
Posted By NinerBikes
I believe DuPont Imron is aviation grade paint,...

I believe DuPont Imron is aviation grade paint, and priced accordingly, if that's what you used on your airplane. It is a very "rubberized" paint and quite flexible, perfect for thin aluminum skins...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By NinerBikes
Same height, I fit in a RV-12, however, I'm...

Same height, I fit in a RV-12, however, I'm sitting on a lawn chair pad and some moving blankets 6 laters thick for the back rest.

Depends on your leg length and torso height.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-27-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,012
Posted By NinerBikes
Wondering now where the motivated sellers are...

Wondering now where the motivated sellers are hiding?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,282
Posted By NinerBikes
What are we supposed to be looking at? No...

What are we supposed to be looking at? No picture is appearing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,034
Posted By NinerBikes
Is your choke fully pressed in and against the...

Is your choke fully pressed in and against the stops on the carburetors?

What are you seeing for Coolant temps on the heads, and exhaust temps at 5200 RPM and level flight, say, at 5000 ft AGL...
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