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Forum: RV-12 12-13-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,457
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 12-09-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,679
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 12-09-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,679
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 12-09-2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,679
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 12-08-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,679
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 12-08-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,679
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 12-08-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,679
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 12-07-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,679
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 12-07-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,679
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 12-07-2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,679
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 12-06-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,679
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 12-06-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,679
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: 88
Views: 9,074
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...
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2017, 07:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,246
Posted By JBPILOT
Test pic site - -

http://i67.tinypic.com/2elxoxd.jpg

Still testing
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2017, 07:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,246
Posted By JBPILOT
What I do - -

I bought a smaller aluminum platform to stand on. I built a funnel that fits tight into filler neck. I can dump 5 - 6 gallons in less than a minute. Makes it much easier. Will try to get new pic...
Forum: ADS-B 11-24-2017, 08:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,074
Posted By JBPILOT
Ron - - - -

I bought their GPS combo package. Two very small boxes that you can mount nearly anywhere. They provided an 'adapter' short wire to change from GPS antenna I had to their small snap in type...
Forum: ADS-B 11-23-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,074
Posted By JBPILOT
My experience so far - -

Excellent. Got back perfect report first time. I was using the Navworx EXP, so reused my out antenna and GPS antenna. Simple and fast. Like receiving both 1090 & 978 in.
Forum: ADS-B 11-07-2017, 02:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,074
Posted By JBPILOT
OPTION 1 - -

Very short adapter cable.
Forum: ADS-B 11-06-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,074
Posted By JBPILOT
Satisfied Customer Report - -

I removed the EXP, and installed the UAvionix UAT & GPS source combo. I was provided an adapter to go from GPS antenna I had to smaller hookup on their GPS source. I was able to re-use the output...
Forum: ADS-B 11-06-2017, 06:49 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 163,867
Posted By JBPILOT
Got my report day one - -

3 3 3 3 3 ( for enough info )
Forum: RV-12 10-28-2017, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,195
Posted By JBPILOT
INTERESTING THOUGHTS - -

I actually like to take off with the takeoff trim set the same as landing. I just look to see the trim indicator is lined up and go. Yes, you need to trim down shortly after takeoff, but I guess...
Forum: RV-12 10-26-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,880
Posted By JBPILOT
Jim and others - -

I run the coax under the arm rest, behind the gas tank, into tail section. The GPS receiver I mounted on same original plate as XM receiver would have been mounted, beside Garmin receiver. This...
Forum: RV-12 10-26-2017, 07:12 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,880
Posted By JBPILOT
ECHO UAT - -

Forgot you asked about where output Antenna is mounted. From the Navworx install, I have it under side near first rib of tail. About 5' from original TXP Antenna. They provided a new one, but I...
Forum: RV-12 10-26-2017, 07:02 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,880
Posted By JBPILOT
ECHO UAVIONIX Install - -

http://i63.tinypic.com/29ghblu.jpg

I have a very early RV-12 w/D-180. I had the Navworx mounted on top of the map box. I removed and installed the two new boxes as shown. The antenna hooked up to...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,880
Posted By JBPILOT
ECHO UAVIONIX report - -

I received a new ECHO UAT and GPS source from UAVIONIX today. Installed this afternoon, and did setup, then flew, and got back what I think is an excellent report from the FAA site. At this point -...
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2017, 08:19 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,880
Posted By JBPILOT
BIG JOHN - -

http://i68.tinypic.com/30kdmxt.jpg

Hope this helps. I have been very happy with this setup in same model and age plane. I have ADS-B feeding it. With new IPad Pro, you can read it in direct...
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2017, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,647
Posted By JBPILOT
Vern - -

That's what they are supposed to do. Springs pull to open.
Forum: RV-12 10-18-2017, 04:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,955
Posted By JBPILOT
What I do - -

Drain tank. Use crows foot wrenches to loosen and remove both lines on bottom after removing both rear inspection plates. Take screws from filler neck out. Twist as needed to remove filler neck. ...
Forum: RV-12 10-08-2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,386
Posted By JBPILOT
Big John - -

If the original drilling of the torque tubes were not correct, you can not adjust it out. You could buy one side or the other and make them match. What Bob said above would be best. Put the...
Forum: RV-12 10-07-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,386
Posted By JBPILOT
Curious - -

With rear most baggage floor plate off, are arms in equal position when flaps appear to be in proper position for level flight ?
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,845
Posted By JBPILOT
Ok so far - -

http://i64.tinypic.com/16jo806.jpg

1,130 hours. Try not to bounce it. I don't see even a tiny crack, so will just check it.
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2017, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,171
Posted By JBPILOT
Hey John - - -

You must of missed the most recent post. 1,100 hours. It is at 1,130 today. THANKS !
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By JBPILOT
I should have added - -

I glue them on even though they are self adhesive. Takes more to get them off, but they stay in place. 3M Trim adhesive works well.
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2017, 06:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,636
Posted By JBPILOT
What I did - -

Glued weights where they will fit. A little messy, but works. I have a motorcycle wheel balancer. I also use a buffer with a wool pad to spin it up to actually see how well the static balance...
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2017, 06:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,935
Posted By JBPILOT
Way back when - -

I had an issue with a crimp and the antenna end of the coax cable. Some just did not get a good crimp of the tiny center wire. Fixed and it solved it for a few year now anyway.
Forum: RV-12 09-13-2017, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,883
Posted By JBPILOT
Another note from experience - -

I have found that if you spend a little extra time taxiing to shut-down, it seems to leave a little more oil in the engine. My theory is that while warm, there is less blow-by, and if you use very...
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 28,812
Posted By JBPILOT
Jim - -

I would highly recommend the REIFF pre-heat for the 912 engine. It has an FAA approved number on it. Works very good. You need to warm the oil tank also. If not, you will be feeding in cold oil...
Forum: RV-12 09-04-2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,978
Posted By JBPILOT
Way back when - -

I already owned a H F 3/16" gun. Got a Taylor with tool kit. It was nice to have one set up for both size rivets. A cheap H F gun saves time. I have had it for maybe 20 years. Still works well.
Forum: RV-12 08-28-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 24,093
Posted By JBPILOT
Pics would really help - -

especially of the actual break area. Thanks
Forum: RV-12 08-13-2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By JBPILOT
This sticky I believe covers it very well

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=65020
Forum: ADS-B 08-07-2017, 06:23 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,935
Posted By JBPILOT
Dan - -

Fully appreciate your concerns. I waited a long time too. Dallas Avionics is listed as having 264 employees. Can't imagine they need a major size problem like that. Not sure how the FAA will...
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2017, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By JBPILOT
Tinypic - -

And was surprised to notice on bottom it is part of Photobucket it seems. So - - - wonder how long this will last.
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By JBPILOT
Pic ( I hope )

http://i66.tinypic.com/dlqi5k.jpg

1,100 hours today. Hope pic shows well. I had landed.
Forum: RV-12 08-05-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 980
Posted By JBPILOT
Another Milestone

Have to switch pic sourcing.
Forum: RV-12 07-02-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,766
Posted By JBPILOT
Example of direct sun on dash

https://pix.sfly.com/KVQJaj


Hope this gives you an idea of how mine seems to work.
Forum: RV-12 06-13-2017, 06:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,551
Posted By JBPILOT
Just another comment - -

Are you using the OEM supplied stronger throttle springs on the carbs ? Lighter duty springs may not be pulling the same and makes it harder to adjust at various ranges.
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,230
Posted By JBPILOT
Another guess entered - -

Have you carefully looked at both diaphragms ? Screws holding plates above them tight ? Diaphragms in proper clock position ? Balance tube and related all seem good ?
Forum: RV-12 05-30-2017, 08:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,230
Posted By JBPILOT
Something else to try - -

Take fuel line off at carb one at a time and put in a container and turn on elec pump. Note volume of fuel, then put hose back on and do other side for the SAME amount of time. Use a stop watch or...
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,497
Posted By JBPILOT
And this - -

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss124/JBender_photos/20150405_0915221_zpsfpkfs0nr.jpeg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/JBender_photos/media/20150405_0915221_zpsfpkfs0nr.jpeg.html)

Pull pin and...
Forum: RV-12 05-29-2017, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,497
Posted By JBPILOT
Hope this helps - -

http://i568.photobucket.com/albums/ss124/JBender_photos/20150405_0915351_zps7lfqoam2.jpeg (http://s568.photobucket.com/user/JBender_photos/media/20150405_0915351_zps7lfqoam2.jpeg.html)
Forum: RV-12 05-18-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,013
Posted By JBPILOT
My opinion - -

An RV-12 is very light, with a large vertical stab and very difficult to land in direct crosswinds much above 15kts. If you don't have lots of experience in an RV-12, I would work my way up with...
Forum: RV-12 05-14-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,337
Posted By JBPILOT
My opinion - -

2500 hours at least. I have 1,057 on mine. Nothing has changed since new. Uses a little over a pint of oil in 100 hours. I have only used premium auto fuel, no ethanol. I usually do not run much...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,391
Posted By JBPILOT
Simple - but works well - -

http://www.goodglasses.com/Slip-In-Drop-In-Sunglasses-_p_8.html

I have wire type glasses. Works great with ANR headsets. These drop in and work well. Not stylish, but a simple solution.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-08-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,357
Posted By JBPILOT
No research at all, but - -

On ROTAX we can install a thermostat that works very well. Does not allow oil to go thru cooler until up to therm temp range. Uses 1/2" ID hose. Maybe that is an issue. Just noting.
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2017, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,017
Posted By JBPILOT
I added it recently - -

Not a fun job. With tank out, and I think you made the crossmember removable, should not be too bad. Installing the front one takes some special tools, as in a very compact angle drill.

Don,...
Forum: RV-12 03-31-2017, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,644
Posted By JBPILOT
Sorry for those that have seen this before but - -

Thermostassis for the oil.

Heater Damper Door for water temps ( which makes the heater work very well ).

You can do a search for these. They make the plane very comfortable in all seasons.
Forum: RV-12 03-13-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,011
Posted By JBPILOT
CABIN HEAT - -

I flew Saturday morning, and it was about 18 degrees on the ground, and colder at Alt. With my "Heater Damper Door" system, I run the CHT's up to 205 - 210 degrees to get some real heat. Best mod...
Forum: ADS-B 01-19-2017, 07:05 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 163,867
Posted By JBPILOT
OR - - -

Compared to the cost of mental health professionals - this may be a better option. Like the election, maybe we can chill until we KNOW something for sure.
Forum: RV-12 01-18-2017, 09:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,465
Posted By JBPILOT
Ed - -

My best guess is the load being placed on them. I have a lighter load on mine, and over 1,000 hours, and no problem. If you run lights, a second screen, headlights, etc., that heats up the VR. ...
Forum: ADS-B 01-17-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 163,867
Posted By JBPILOT
THANKS - -

Interesting for sure.
Forum: RV-12 01-16-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,279
Posted By JBPILOT
I had the front nose wheel 'problem' - -

I needed to add a little more toque on the front axle bolt. The wheel was spinning ( with wheel pant ). No noise, just a low freq vibration. Once the wheel stopped spinning in flight, went away.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-16-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,703
Posted By JBPILOT
My opinion - -

I don't believe any of us know 100% what all the facts are. We will have to wait. I believe we will find out within the next 6 months. Until then, I think we can continue to get the benefits the...
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