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Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 13,579
Posted By AirHound
The 750 Cruiser format is slowly making it into...

The 750 Cruiser format is slowly making it into the ranks, IMHO. Is there a good market for a Vanís high winger of sorts to be designed?
Safer with gas in wings and flip over egress.....maybe a low...
Forum: RV-12 07-16-2018, 04:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,643
Posted By AirHound
Is this prop the only option out there that is...

Is this prop the only option out there that is recommended?
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,643
Posted By AirHound
Ooooh yeah, bring it on..Probably new wt and bal...

Ooooh yeah, bring it on..Probably new wt and bal calculation - built like a battleship..to counter the unknown...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,643
Posted By AirHound
Thinking, an even tightening/torqueing technique...

Thinking, an even tightening/torqueing technique is most important preventative measure.
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,643
Posted By AirHound
My take they are fixed by thru bolts so immediate...

My take they are fixed by thru bolts so immediate BLEW blades less likely...

On the same note....I'll bet cracks will be a challenge to discern....maybe need 10x magnification and or penetrant...All...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,973
Posted By AirHound
Thank you Pat, useful! And just guessing, is it...

Thank you Pat, useful! And just guessing, is it possible your hub is original version and prone to slippage even after torqueing? I replaced mine with Revision B hub which has better clamping, but...
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,973
Posted By AirHound
Thanks all, and yes I use the vans bracket but I...

Thanks all, and yes I use the vans bracket but I was thinking a lever for fine tuning is useful. Fellas any thoughts to my question on post 27? Thanks again!!
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,643
Posted By AirHound
Jim, Are there different prop options for an...

Jim,
Are there different prop options for an RV12? I donít know what they would be. Maybe Cato?

Doug
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 09:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,973
Posted By AirHound
Double dang!! All thread tips considered, can...

Double dang!!
All thread tips considered, can anyone please tell me if 29.5 MAP/5100 RPM WOT at takeoff and climb-out is acceptable based on the Vanís Rotax discussion Scott referred to?
Thank...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,973
Posted By AirHound
I guess I got carried away with my limited...

I guess I got carried away with my limited ability to determine if average WOT/Take off/climb rpm ~5000 rpm and manifold pressure ~ 29.5 is ok?

Then at altitude rpm range 5200 to 5500 at 26.5-27.5...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,973
Posted By AirHound
WOW, that is good to know! Any chance of a...

WOW, that is good to know! Any chance of a photo? Suggestion, how more capable/effecient would owner/maintainers be if our special tool kits contained one of those 3" thingy miJobs which kinda...
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,973
Posted By AirHound
Sorry for sounding simple here. As an...

Sorry for sounding simple here. As an overthinker/underdoer, I find it real difficult to smoothly and consistently obtain the VANS desired prop pitch setting just by loosening bolts and hand twisting...
Forum: RV-12 07-10-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,973
Posted By AirHound
Roger for technique adjusting prop angle, can one...

Roger for technique adjusting prop angle, can one use two 1x4Ē sticks taped together on the front and back of a blade to make those small prop angle changes easier/smoother with a little...
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 362
Posted By AirHound
Ron, Weather permitting I plan to come up from St...

Ron,
Weather permitting I plan to come up from St Louis.
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,923
Posted By AirHound
Hi, can changing spark plugs or prop dynamic...

Hi, can changing spark plugs or prop dynamic balancing or adjusting/correcting prop blade pitch affect carb sync?
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,505
Posted By AirHound
How about insulating it and leave it...

How about insulating it and leave it connected/secured, tucked away?
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,878
Posted By AirHound
Factor Wheel Pants on and off for W&B Calculations?

Unable to find VAF discussion on RV-12 Wheel Pants regarding W&B. Is the weight significant to recalculate whether they are on or off?
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,255
Posted By AirHound
Request W&B PDF

Ernie,

Hi, this is Doug in IL. I'm a late comer, could you please send me the PDF when convenient.

Thank you!
Forum: RV-12 06-02-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,505
Posted By AirHound
Iíve been lucky so far and have not been stuck...

Iíve been lucky so far and have not been stuck out of town yet! Thank you for sharing a field expedient remedy for when the battery gives out. All lessons learned and fixes are truly valued by most...
Forum: RV-12 05-23-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By AirHound
Meantimes between system failures analysis....

Is it a matter of when, not if, the master relay will cause this to happen to all RV-12's, as they age? Any trend analysis except to say this happened to two aircraft in recent years??
Forum: RV-12 05-07-2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,728
Posted By AirHound
AST followup question.

Scott, where the potential recommendations you spoke of made?

And, in plan English, what does the pilot experience when the AST becomes ineffective? Thank you! Doug in IL
Forum: RV-12 04-22-2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 32,891
Posted By AirHound
Thanks to a skilled builder, Tom Delaney, another...

Thanks to a skilled builder, Tom Delaney, another completion. With his able assistance the project took us 14 hours only because of me tromping around. But as they say time flys when you are having...
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2018, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,997
Posted By AirHound
Thank you for info. Another small issue ? When...

Thank you for info. Another small issue ?
When sitting engine off the left indicates 20 higher. When operating both gauges come close? Any ideas as to why?
Forum: RV-12 04-14-2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,548
Posted By AirHound
Firewalls and nose gears/mounts too!

Firewalls and nose gears/mounts too!
Forum: RV-12 04-11-2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,548
Posted By AirHound
Spare parts

Sorry for any blinding statements of the obvious. Like many of you all, I owned an European Built SLSA and at the time it had the most SLSA aircraft in the field, and, just ok, US support. I felt...
Forum: RV-12 03-26-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By AirHound
Mark, thank you for the education sir.

Mark, thank you for the education sir.
Forum: RV-12 03-26-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 905
Posted By AirHound
Which sb or build process do these posts refer...

Which sb or build process do these posts refer to? Thank you.
Forum: RV-12 03-22-2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,995
Posted By AirHound
Add to POH

Perhaps a worthy candidate for a POH emergency procedure?
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,167
Posted By AirHound
Scott, I ordered Vanís springs, however I have a...

Scott, I ordered Vanís springs, however I have a vernier throttle. Guess I have some extra springs now and must order McFarland springs errr Iím confused. Iím not a builder. Thank you!
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,167
Posted By AirHound
Scott, I ordered Vanís springs, however I have a...

Scott, I ordered Vanís springs, however I have a vernier throttle. Guess I have some extra springs now and must order McFarland springs errr Iím confused. Iím not a builder. Thank you!
Forum: RV-12 03-02-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 32,891
Posted By AirHound
Dave12, very helpful, thank you.

Dave12, very helpful, thank you.
Forum: RV-12 03-02-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 32,891
Posted By AirHound
Hey Skunkworks, Thanks for the visual. Did you...

Hey Skunkworks, Thanks for the visual. Did you loosen cables in the process couldnít tell. Or, just detach at the HS horns? Does that table adjust for absolute fit or just stuff a magazine or...
Forum: RV-12 03-01-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,955
Posted By AirHound
Thank you Big John and all others willing to help...

Thank you Big John and all others willing to help non-builders keep all those fuselage placards shinny.
Forum: RV-12 02-28-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,955
Posted By AirHound
Thanks Ian, what did you use to strip the paint...

Thanks Ian, what did you use to strip the paint off? Sorry for these basic questions, I didnít build mine. Your photos below are a challenge to interpret if they are cracks or not. Canít wait to hear...
Forum: RV-12 02-28-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,955
Posted By AirHound
Ian, which method did you use to disconnect the...

Ian, which method did you use to disconnect the cables?
Forum: RV-12 02-28-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,955
Posted By AirHound
HS stab removal process

Iím not the builder. Just thinking through the steps and early comments. Some posts indicate different kit contents, one or no clips, etc, and a couple pioneers indicate different HS removal process...
Forum: RV-12 02-28-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,955
Posted By AirHound
Approx How many turns/how much movement is...

Approx How many turns/how much movement is needed, would you guess?
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 288,041
Posted By AirHound
Baggage floor mod fixtures

Tony Howdy, I have the baggage mod kit ready to install. But just ordered the two pieces for the floor and the kind lady at vans said thatís all that is coming. So, how do I mod the floor ? Do I make...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 288,041
Posted By AirHound
Tony Howdy, I have the baggage mod kit ready to...

Tony
Howdy, I have the baggage mod kit ready to install. But just ordered the two pieces for the floor and the kind lady at vans said thatís all that is coming. So, how do I mod the floor ? Do I...
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,955
Posted By AirHound
Hey Rich, why not disconnect at the HS horns and...

Hey Rich, why not disconnect at the HS horns and tie them together to keep them from slipping into the fuselage rather than messing with the clips? Iím in the reading/planning/? Phase.
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2017, 06:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,409
Posted By AirHound
I'm not confused about the what, just the reasons...

I'm not confused about the what, just the reasons for the different numbers and Scott cleared that up. Coming from years of certified Acft to ELSA third owner, No doubt my personal checklist and...
Forum: RV-12 10-18-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,409
Posted By AirHound
Thanks for the clarification.

Thanks for the clarification.
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,409
Posted By AirHound
To be legal does one maintain the POH that came...

To be legal does one maintain the POH that came with the aircraft, or have in reach, the most current? There are differences for example the Vg in older kits was in the 80th kt range, current is 60...
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,175
Posted By AirHound
I'm one of the 50-60 12's sporting the TS...

I'm one of the 50-60 12's sporting the TS Flightlines fuel line system. On the contrary, regarding the discussion about low fuel pressure, mine is normal to borederline yellow (occasionally blinking...
Forum: RV-12 10-09-2017, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By AirHound
Thumbs up Purposely underutilize 660 adsb capability, but...

Purposely underutilize 660 adsb capability, but wanted a quieter removeable hand held. I replaced the panel mounted 496 with a 660, choose to keep it a simple gizmo removeable stand alone, with...
Forum: RV-12 10-02-2017, 08:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,175
Posted By AirHound
Thanks Joe, had only half that picture.

Thanks Joe, had only half that picture.
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2017, 07:54 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,175
Posted By AirHound
Was running up the engine with out top or bottom...

Was running up the engine with out top or bottom cowl and notice a low fuel pressure warning which stopped when closing throttle and changing relative position to 10-12kt surface wind while turning...
Forum: RV-12 09-24-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,132
Posted By AirHound
Thank you a pic is worth 10000 words to me I look...

Thank you a pic is worth 10000 words to me I look forward to seeing what the standard 71.4 turns up with my configuration.
Forum: RV-12 09-23-2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,132
Posted By AirHound
Wow, achieving .1 sounds like another challenge...

Wow, achieving .1 sounds like another challenge for us less experienced folk. I guess that final tiny movement will be on fairly snugged clamp bolts. Boy I can see it changing with just torquing them...
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2017, 04:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,132
Posted By AirHound
Thanks Scott, say do the slsa versions come off...

Thanks Scott, say do the slsa versions come off the line dynamic balanced?
Forum: RV-12 09-22-2017, 05:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,132
Posted By AirHound
[QUOTE=rvbuilder2002;1205913]I agree it sounds...

[QUOTE=rvbuilder2002;1205913]I agree it sounds just a bit too course, but maybe Tom is cruising around down low at 125 kts and just not telling anyone;)

Hi, I'm Doug in IL. In bound is hub...
Forum: RV-12 09-21-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,410
Posted By AirHound
Walt I'm Doug in IL. I am waiting for hub...

Walt I'm Doug in IL. I am waiting for hub replacement IAW theSeninich B revision exchange program. I bought my 12 built/used and it had a dynamic bal job 3 years ago. What to do now with new hub?...
Forum: RV-12 09-19-2017, 04:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,093
Posted By AirHound
Getting to know my airplane. Wing washout?

How much washout is built in to rv12 kits?
Forum: RV-12 09-11-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,735
Posted By AirHound
I'm in the 1200 range with a 40-100 degree dif...

I'm in the 1200 range with a 40-100 degree dif burning roughly 5.7 at 5400. What do the carb mixture screws do for us?
Forum: Midwest 09-06-2017, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,136
Posted By AirHound
Bill did you do the baggage panel upgrade? Doug...

Bill did you do the baggage panel upgrade?

Doug at ALN
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 288,041
Posted By AirHound
Thank you! And no doubt there is.

Thank you! And no doubt there is.
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2017, 02:29 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 288,041
Posted By AirHound
WILCO All! Thank you!! Also, 1) I have to...

WILCO All! Thank you!!

Also,

1) I have to drill some of the nutplate and screw holes. Is there a recommended process to follow...as in; do the first and last, cleco them then match drill those...
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 288,041
Posted By AirHound
Question, I received the Vans predrilled two...

Question, I received the Vans predrilled two piece baggage compartment closeout upgrade. Any reason not to take off the blue protective vinyl if it will be covered? Other than a few places to...
Forum: RV-12 09-05-2017, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 978
Posted By AirHound
Not sure, doesn't the Dynon-download overwrite...

Not sure, doesn't the Dynon-download overwrite unique AP settings? Maybe Vans does too?
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 28,074
Posted By AirHound
Ron, Thanks for the dye penetrant reference, its...

Ron,
Thanks for the dye penetrant reference, its on order...Doug in IL
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 28,074
Posted By AirHound
Dye Penetrant?

Vic, is dye penetrant a feasible aide?
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2017, 06:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 28,074
Posted By AirHound
Cracks can be hard to spot on a visual...

Cracks can be hard to spot on a visual inspection. Is there an additional inspection aid to be had economically/locally?
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