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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By JBPILOT
True - -

I pop mine off and put in case and store it away from light and heat. Works ok then.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By JBPILOT
IPad Pro 9.7"

http://i63.tinypic.com/2qch6rk.jpg

This pic was first build. I have correct 9.7" EZ-roller mount now. My pic was to prove in direct sunlight flying, it works very well.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-23-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By JBPILOT
Just for note - -

I recently replaced my first one at over 1,100 hours. I did have connection issues a couple time thru the years.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,481
Posted By JBPILOT
Well - been a while - -

had to go back and see if I had them on the bottom. Found a pic where they are on bottom. Sorry - Carry on.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,770
Posted By JBPILOT
'C' clamp method - -

I just put the 'C' clamps on tight so they don't move ( thus H D ). You will get a little surface mark, but nothing serious. I then use a ratchet type tie-down between them ( all on the inside ),...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,481
Posted By JBPILOT
Hmmmmmm - -

Just another note : It appears in the last pics you posted, you have the H S upside down. The plates go on top of the H S. Double check that please.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 14,770
Posted By JBPILOT
Yet another option - -

I like the tailpipe expander method, but have also done the following.

Put a strong 'C' clamp on the top of each spar INSIDE and use a tie down ratchet to pull them together. Very fast and easy.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,481
Posted By JBPILOT
Hey Rob - -

Can you take another pic with the plate as in first pic, but much further away from it. Need to see the entire H S if possible. Thanks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,476
Posted By JBPILOT
This is a lockable control cable

https://www.oreillyauto.com/detail/b/dorman-help--4422/agriculture-hd-parts---accessories-19818/agricultural---construction-20126/hardware---assortments-20140/cables---cable-stops-17559/d4841813c3ce/d...
Forum: ADS-B 01-08-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By JBPILOT
My experience - -

http://i64.tinypic.com/zsvf4i.png

This was a recent trip to Janesville Wisc. I am using an iPad pro 10". I backed out the screen so I could see all the traffic. For this part of the country,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-06-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,005
Posted By JBPILOT
Thanks Dale - -

Best mod I have done so far. Force the CHT's up to 205 - 210, and you will have lots of heat.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2018, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 970
Posted By JBPILOT
I'd respond this way - -

Soft-start became standard several years ago. Also changed the flywheel after that to further help prevent starter sprag problems. That indicates Rotax considers it important. Either 'fix' is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-17-2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,083
Posted By JBPILOT
I want to post the latest with my Flow-Scan - -

In the last 9 years I have had a problem with mine slowing and stopping I think 3 times. The Flow-Scan people said to wash it out with carb cleaner. That worked twice, but did not last time, so I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-13-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,086
Posted By JBPILOT
Thanks Joe - -

That is what I stated back on post #5. Never a problem again. Can cut or unsolder them if needed at some point. A pain when the indicator is moving around.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,971
Posted By JBPILOT
Oil Therm - -

This was one of my first invented mods. It absolutely works, and very well. Many people copied my design, and now it is available as a kit from a USA supplier.

Another invention was my "Heater...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,781
Posted By JBPILOT
Hi John --

Which prop hub front did you install - D1 or F ? I understand that you can install the blades 'in' a little from where they should be with the 'F' hub. I think it has been discussed that after the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-05-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,086
Posted By JBPILOT
Bob - -

If I understand your issue, when I have had a problem with the indicator moving up and down without input, it has always been the connections at the tail. After 2 or 3 times in 9 years, I soldered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-04-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By JBPILOT
My experience - -

I have had to re-do my RV-12 tank several times as an early builder. ( removing the plastic window, mounting mods, vent tube, etc ). I have found that if I use the 2 hour set sealant from Vans, and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,005
Posted By JBPILOT
Just my thoughts - -

It is fast and easy to take the top off the tank. A thin blade scraper and a hammer will take the top off in about 5 mins after you drill out the old rivets. Work from the corners to the center of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-02-2018, 06:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,435
Posted By JBPILOT
I did mine - -

Since you don't know where the trim should be set for sure, be very sure it is working properly before actual first flight. You will need to adjust it once the wheels come off the runway. First...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-23-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,146
Posted By JBPILOT
Tom O - - -

Flew yesterday a couple hundred miles with our group. Still running the same as when new. Sucks down terrible amounts of oil. So bad, that it will use over a pint in 100 hours ! ! ! ! ! Great...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,146
Posted By JBPILOT
Since 'new' - -

Oct 2009 = 1,254.3 hours.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,087
Posted By JBPILOT
Steve- -

When mine failed last time, it did the same as yours. Indicator went to bottom. If it was working at some point, then you just need better connections at the connector(s). There is enough wire...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,087
Posted By JBPILOT
Wire crimping - -

is the likely issue. I have done mine maybe 3 times in 9 years. Those tiny wires are hard to get perfect crimps. I went against the instructions and soldered mine this year. Works perfect now. ...
Forum: ADS-B 08-24-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,076
Posted By JBPILOT
Me too - -

Last week I had one at 1570 kts at 25,000'. Not on screen long for sure.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 08-08-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,006
Posted By JBPILOT
Just a note - -

The other style flow sensor I have been able to get working again with instructions from the vendor. Take it out and fill it half full of CARB CLEANER, and shake it a bunch and wash it out with gas...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 24,811
Posted By JBPILOT
Jim - -

Did you take pic of it. Look any different ? Thanks.
Forum: ADS-B 07-30-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,646
Posted By JBPILOT
Spoke with Uavionix at OSH - -

They said only one person has sent data for them to look at regarding dropping targets. For those waiting for an update, it may not happen unless they get more data. If the info they gave me is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-05-2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,429
Posted By JBPILOT
Another idea - -

I have had a problem with the other version. I spoke to mfgr. A good tech said to remove it and fill it half full of carb cleaner and shake the snot out of it and then blow out with low pressure. ...
Forum: RV-10 06-09-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,295
Posted By JBPILOT
My experience - -

I have the Flow-Scan. I called the factory, and a great guy said to : " Take it out and put Carb cleaner in it and shake it for a minute, then wash it out with gas or another fluid " It worked. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,930
Posted By JBPILOT
Even more comments - -

Try to get a ride with a very experienced RV-12 pilot. It flies much better with two in it, but you will get the idea if it is gusty and more than 15kts.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,930
Posted By JBPILOT
More comments - -

The RV-12 is light enough, that just about the time you think you are going to touch down, a slight puff of wind will have you back up - and quickly. I have developed the habit of taking the flaps...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,930
Posted By JBPILOT
My experience - -

With an RV-12 - work your way up very slowly until you know where you are comfortable. A 10kt 90 degree crosswind can be a real surprise in a very light plane. I have over 1,200 hours in my RV-12....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,810
Posted By JBPILOT
At a quick glance - -

Looks like you could bend the spring connection loop closer to the exhaust and gain some clearance.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,319
Posted By JBPILOT
Questions - -

When sitting on the ground, what is the flow reading with elec pump on and off ?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-03-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,305
Posted By JBPILOT
IPad Pro Sunlight

http://i63.tinypic.com/2qch6rk.jpg

I have been satisfied with the IPad Pro. Can read it as well as the other displays
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,407
Posted By JBPILOT
Robert - -

Good to hear how others live. I guess with that, I appreciate that part of my area. We have another snow storm for tonight and tomorrow. I would give up a few airports for some better weather...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,407
Posted By JBPILOT
Thanks Scott - -

I am the Flyout Coordinator for our EAA chapter in Waterloo, Iowa. I schedule about 75 Flyouts per year. Most are less than 125 miles one way. It is some work for me, but I get as much enjoyment...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,407
Posted By JBPILOT
MILESTONE - today

http://i66.tinypic.com/2r5sqci.jpg

Still running very well.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-26-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,603
Posted By JBPILOT
Some experience with these issues - -

I would start with taking the rear floor tunnel covers off. ( yes, may be lots of work if tank has to be removed ). I worked on one that had been set up completely wrong. If you have the builder...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-07-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By JBPILOT
THANKS Dave - -

When any issues come up, I would like to have a spare D-180 mother board to look at, at home, before having to remove and take back to the airport and try it again. I have had 3 - 4 times that it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2018, 06:57 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 38,070
Posted By JBPILOT
Hmmm --

Don't think you could. Solid squeezed rivets would be hard to do. Flange to rivet to would still be there. I better say no you can't. Having smaller hands will help. Just not a fun job.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-04-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 38,070
Posted By JBPILOT
ME TOO - -

Just finished an hour ago. Was able to pull on cable enough to get hooked up again. Not easy, but doable. Agree, it certainly strengthened the hinges. Getting the two main bolts back in is not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,126
Posted By JBPILOT
Same here - -

Right Front top of cyl, coolant elbow 'O' ring.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-25-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,863
Posted By JBPILOT
Oil Therm Testing

https://youtu.be/BF_uqyqRJRg

My 205 Thermostassis element was getting tired I think. I installed a new one. Sorry about the video. Hard to fly and hold a phone etc. It is again working like it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-16-2018, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,645
Posted By JBPILOT
Sorry - -

Should have said 'C' clamp. Likely better understood.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-15-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,645
Posted By JBPILOT
Another method - -

If you clamp a 2" screw clamp on each spar and use a tie-down or such to draw them together it works well and no pounding on pins.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,597
Posted By JBPILOT
This works well - -

http://i68.tinypic.com/29yob5y.jpg

I put this on several years ago. RTV about every 6" on inside. Can remove easy.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-25-2017, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,451
Posted By JBPILOT
Just a thought - -

If you are at 80kts, they will be stiff until you get down to say 65 kts. They should move easier as you slow down.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-13-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,227
Posted By JBPILOT
Justy asking - -

Did you take a sample of the fuel to an independent analyzer to verify it was at least 91 ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-09-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,863
Posted By JBPILOT
Scott - -

If throttle is greatly reduced in cold, very cold, weather, the temps will back back down until the therm opens up and no oil goes thru the cooler. In moderate or warm weather, it will not change as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-09-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,863
Posted By JBPILOT
Joe - -

No reason to. Oil in the tank is approx. therm value, and that is all that is important. Agree, your test could warm up the oil at then engine, but it is just not important.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-09-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,863
Posted By JBPILOT
Scott - -

Power demand is an important factor. Notice I was not demanding much power, so less warm oil was involved with the blending on return, and oil going even slower thru the cooler makes the blend even...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-08-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,863
Posted By JBPILOT
Scott - -

Thanks for being involved. I can tell you for sure that even in 4 degree F temps, the oil gets up to therm value as indicated on the display before closing some and then blending the return oil and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-08-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,863
Posted By JBPILOT
Scott - -

You likely do not get to, or want to, fly in very cold weather, but here is what happens. Even in cold weather the 98% bypass Thermostasis directs almost all oil thru therm back to engine, with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-08-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,863
Posted By JBPILOT
Joe - -

INITIAL NOTE : The Thermostasis unit is considered a 98% bypass. Not at all like the automotive designs which are considered 10% bypass.

The Therm forces oil to go thru the cooler when the desired...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,863
Posted By JBPILOT
Will try - -

I don't believe Rotax needs the oil at the spec temp going into the engine, just need it to warm up at some point to stop moisture build up. They want the oil at 122F to take off at WOT, so 153 is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,863
Posted By JBPILOT
Yes - - -

Another design of mine. Many call it the "Bender Baffle". That is why I can fly comfortably, even at 4 degrees outside temp. Nice warm air comes from the rad. by forcing the temps up, and slowing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,863
Posted By JBPILOT
GOOD EXAMPLE TODAY - - - -

Was about 4 degrees F at Alt today. I have Thermostasis. Oil temp at engine was 153 degrees on display. NO PROBLEM. Oil in tank is between 195 - 205 degrees. Very cold oil from cooler was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-06-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,863
Posted By JBPILOT
Will try to answer oil temps -

Rotax wants the oil to be at that temp to keep water from forming in the system. If you have a Thermostasis, then the oil is getting into a needed temp range IN THE TANK. Since your display is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-06-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,863
Posted By JBPILOT
COMMENTS ONLY - -

If you use a Thermostasis Oil Therm, your oil is good. It is confusing, but the temp we see on the display is the oil temp at the engine, not the tank. The "Bender Baffle" as some call it, has been...
Forum: ADS-B 11-28-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 37,646
Posted By JBPILOT
Alan and others - -

My GPS antenna is on the shelf under the top cowl where the original XM antenna was designed to go. A short provided adapter cable allowed me to keep both antennas from previous setup. I have had...
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