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Forum: RV-12 09-29-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,604
Posted By clucier
Send me the specs I can whip up a 3 view in...

Send me the specs I can whip up a 3 view in Autocad, from there not hard to add folds and rivet flanges etc.
Forum: RV-12 09-15-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 10,908
Posted By clucier
OK so my 12 is not in the air yet but i fly the...

OK so my 12 is not in the air yet but i fly the Evektor Sportstar, same canopy system, I use a digital checklist on my IPAD strapped to my knee (with laminated backups next to me. Closing and...
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2011, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,375
Posted By clucier
80 is chilly if you are flying in AZ, I say scrap...

80 is chilly if you are flying in AZ, I say scrap the air vent and design a 10 lb AC unit with no performance penalty and I am in :)
Forum: RV-12 08-30-2011, 01:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,546
Posted By clucier
I am a Sport Pilot by Choice, and this is also...

I am a Sport Pilot by Choice, and this is also why i am actively putting together an LSA only flight school in AZ, I can no longer find a plane to rent.
Forum: RV-12 08-27-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,644
Posted By clucier
Larry you should take some of the sketer dudes up...

Larry you should take some of the sketer dudes up and show them how to "get air"
Forum: RV-12 08-23-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,292
Posted By clucier
Talking Something my instructor kept drilling in to me...

Something my instructor kept drilling in to me came to mind "if you don't like the landing setup go around"
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,938
Posted By clucier
larry, well aware Rotec and Rotax are different...

larry, well aware Rotec and Rotax are different companies but Rotec has a TBI unit for the ROTAX 912.

Other Project will be a Baslee Nieuport 24 or 28 with the Rotec.
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,938
Posted By clucier
1. Sunk floats 2. floats period 3. carb...

1. Sunk floats
2. floats period
3. carb synch

Seriously though, could produce lower fuel burn potentially?

"The superior atomisation of the fuel is easily observed and reflected in greater...
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,351
Posted By clucier
and just when you though hookumpuckee wasn't a...

and just when you though hookumpuckee wasn't a real word...

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=liquid%20glue&page=3
Forum: RV-12 08-22-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,938
Posted By clucier
Replacement for those darn Bing's?

I was looking at the Rotec site for my other project and came across this TBI replacement for the Bing Carbs on the 912, any comments?

http://www.rotectbi.com/models.html
Forum: RV-12 08-21-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 37,113
Posted By clucier
Wow, 131 MPH in the pattern no that would be fun...

Wow,

131 MPH in the pattern no that would be fun where I fly, if only I had a way to get the DA20's and 172's out of my way as I pass them at KSDL or KFFZ.

Though the guys lined up on the hold...
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,951
Posted By clucier
Big John, Living in AZ, 25 minutes north, east,...

Big John, Living in AZ, 25 minutes north, east, or west, and 8 - 10K is Low and Slow :)
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,988
Posted By clucier
L, And that is perfect for you, and I agree with...

L,

And that is perfect for you, and I agree with you on some points. More importantly I respect your decision.

What is strange though is that there are many who have commented that just don't...
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,951
Posted By clucier
It is not just "Van's 2-seaters" if you have not...

It is not just "Van's 2-seaters" if you have not flown an LSA I suggest you do boefore making your decision, they are wonderful to fly but they are Very Light, wind makes flying decisions for you...
Forum: RV-12 07-17-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 18,988
Posted By clucier
Wow sitting on the sidelines watching this...

Wow sitting on the sidelines watching this conversation happen is very interesting.

I started building my 12 and am very slowly creeping along due to a major job change and the economy. I have a...
Forum: RV-12 06-23-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,066
Posted By clucier
We are flying up to Arlington on the 5th (RV-10),...

We are flying up to Arlington on the 5th (RV-10), talked to the factory and they said to stop buy on the way up (from KFFZ) they may have the panel upgrade done by then , they are aiming to have it...
Forum: RV-12 06-02-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,025
Posted By clucier
Marty you camping a month early :) I know they...

Marty you camping a month early :) I know they are expecting a crowd but ....
Forum: RV-12 05-22-2011, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,530
Posted By clucier
Yeah I got a little drill happy and drilled all...

Yeah I got a little drill happy and drilled all for pieces one way, OOPS, hello Aircraft Spruce, I need a hinge :)
Forum: RV-12 05-22-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,695
Posted By clucier
Keep in Mind that the insurance is not just based...

Keep in Mind that the insurance is not just based on your airplane and hours, they also look at your age, location, where you keep the plane (hangar or tied down), they even check your credit rating...
Forum: RV-12 05-22-2011, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,572
Posted By clucier
Is it not possible to use a small fish tape?

Is it not possible to use a small fish tape?
Forum: RV-12 04-23-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,379
Posted By clucier
I have that same picture and I contacted Vans...

I have that same picture and I contacted Vans they said it was correct.... not sure myself.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,940
Posted By clucier
It wasn't the media opinion apparently it was Mr....

It wasn't the media opinion apparently it was Mr. Alexander's statement:

"Alexander also happens to be an F-15 mechanic. He said he couldn't comment on the safety of experimental aircraft. However,...
Forum: RV-12 04-13-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,296
Posted By clucier
Apple devices sending weak signal

FYI I have the same problem in my truck, I run my IPOD into the AV inputs in the entertainment system. Their is some kind of switch that determines there is input coming in to allow you to select the...
Forum: RV-12 04-06-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,383
Posted By clucier
I added the wheels to the EAA tables and they are...

I added the wheels to the EAA tables and they are fine for me, I am 6'2
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,977
Posted By clucier
FYI for those of us that are Sport Pilots or...

FYI for those of us that are Sport Pilots or those of you training to be you may or may not have noticed yet that there is a REQUIRED endorsement to fly any LSA that is capable of more than 87 knots....
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,314
Posted By clucier
In the US they are about $180, consideriung I am...

In the US they are about $180, consideriung I am spending $24K on the engine thats not very expensive...
Forum: RV-12 03-06-2011, 11:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,999
Posted By clucier
Umm I have two adjustable wrenches marked one...

Umm I have two adjustable wrenches marked one side English one side metric :)
Forum: RV-12 03-05-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,137
Posted By clucier
Unless you buy it factory built and all you do is...

Unless you buy it factory built and all you do is pickup the keys it is not SLSA.

In order for RANS to go ELSA they have to build the SLSA's then have the whole thing tested and certified to be sold...
Forum: RV-12 03-05-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,999
Posted By clucier
And I thought it was to secure the mount for the...

And I thought it was to secure the mount for the droid :)
Forum: RV-12 03-04-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,137
Posted By clucier
I asked all those same questions from jetguy to...

I asked all those same questions from jetguy to Rans TWICE, got no response to the two emails and phone calls

Now I feel I am building the right plan the VANS RV 12
Forum: RV-12 03-02-2011, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,062
Posted By clucier
Looks like you have the wrong nut, that should be...

Looks like you have the wrong nut, that should be a nylock no cotter pin.
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By clucier
Swap the rivet cups/plates on the squeezer and...

Swap the rivet cups/plates on the squeezer and squeeze from the other direction
Forum: RV-12 02-10-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,135
Posted By clucier
FYI Mine aligned perfectly I have not had any...

FYI Mine aligned perfectly I have not had any alignment issues so far, knock on my wooden head.
Forum: RV-12 02-01-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,648
Posted By clucier
85 knots on final in a 12!!!

Wow you are lucky it ever lands, the plane is designed to be at 55 - 60 knots on final as are most LSA, I fly a Sportstar (while 12 being built) and I fly it at 65 knots on final only because I fly...
Forum: RV-12 02-01-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,371
Posted By clucier
FYI Office Depot sels a binder that fits the...

FYI Office Depot sels a binder that fits the entire plan set for 11x17 for 19 bucks.
Forum: Safety 02-01-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,576
Posted By clucier
Opening any door

Folks its nearly impossible to open any door until the vehicle, is flooded, once flooded a tip up would open like anything else unless you were in shallow water and it came to rest on the canopy.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2010, 03:53 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,600
Posted By clucier
1.) Fly at least 6 hours per month 2.) Finish the...

1.) Fly at least 6 hours per month
2.) Finish the 12
3.) Sport CFI
4.) Lose 70 pounds (That is 7 lbs per month to make my goal of 200 by 11/1 :)

and if I run out of things to do...

5.) tailwheel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,574
Posted By clucier
1. Made lots of friends at VAF and EAA 2. Started...

1. Made lots of friends at VAF and EAA
2. Started building my 12
3. Got my pilots license after 20 years of dreaming

Will be hard to top this year.
Forum: RV-12 12-16-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,944
Posted By clucier
6'2 here and I have no issues been flying in it...

6'2 here and I have no issues been flying in it once and sat in it a few times at Oshkosh.
Forum: RV-12 12-15-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,927
Posted By clucier
RV-12 kit with all options - 75K Tools with all...

RV-12 kit with all options - 75K
Tools with all the extras - 1.4K
Building the plane - ???

Flying a plane I built myself for the next 20 - 30 years - Priceless.
Forum: RV-12 12-04-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 104,247
Posted By clucier
E-mail notification

Well maybe only to those with an engine, I have only the Empennage kit, no e-mail from them and I know they have it, but it makes sense as I don't have an engine yet.
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 104,247
Posted By clucier
Thanks Vern, I was not looking to crucify anyone...

Thanks Vern,

I was not looking to crucify anyone but it concerns me if someone I am paying to do a thorough required inspection of a machine that could kill me if improperly maintained misses a...
Forum: RV-12 12-02-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 104,247
Posted By clucier
(In regards to Verns post on Lockwood) Vern, if...

(In regards to Verns post on Lockwood)

Vern, if they did not check one of the bolts which is a required item in the 25 hour inspection how did the sign off that they completed the inspection,...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 104,247
Posted By clucier
OK missing is not something I want to hear at all...

OK missing is not something I want to hear at all regarding an engine mount bolt. How many hours?
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2010, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,067
Posted By clucier
Could just be the day, I fly an Evektor with...

Could just be the day, I fly an Evektor with steam guages while I am building and on windy bumpy days the ASI jumps all over the place.

It can be unnerving when on final close to stall speed in...
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2010, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,371
Posted By clucier
Pushing is all about technique

I push my friends RV-10 back into his hangar just about every Saturday morning. only had it turn on me once.

now the 12 is a bit lighter :)
Forum: RV-12 11-22-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,999
Posted By clucier
Mr. Gamble set it best...

but forgot to add, because we can.

Do I need the XM Weather and traffic display in my truck? No but I have it and its cool (and actually caused me to change a driving route on a long road trip more...
Forum: RV-12 11-19-2010, 03:20 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 104,247
Posted By clucier
Rotax engine mounts

Interesting and may not be related but there are two Evektor SportStars in Scottsdale that I fly, they were damaged in the big Hail storm in October and during the repairs both had there engine...
Forum: RV-12 11-19-2010, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,808
Posted By clucier
Pressure

for the upgraded rivet puller "industrial" I called Isham and they said 90 PSI so for works fine.
Forum: RV-12 11-14-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,764
Posted By clucier
Hmm Just do it EAB... The skyview won't fit with...

Hmm Just do it EAB... The skyview won't fit with the prebuilt switch panel, someone want to start trying to figure out how to rewire it all since there is no schematic.
Forum: RV-12 11-12-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,920
Posted By clucier
I think the gist of the angst is whether or not...

I think the gist of the angst is whether or not flying the RV-12 faster than 120K CAS essentially voids its airworthiness cert as an LSA.

I think that unless you were reporting greater than 120K CAS...
Forum: RV-12 11-12-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,764
Posted By clucier
Well that works, I am working on the Empennage at...

Well that works, I am working on the Empennage at the moment, I won't get through to the avionics until at least next fall (balancing family/build/work), and I really will not order the Avionics...
Forum: RV-12 11-12-2010, 02:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,920
Posted By clucier
Gents as you will see below neither are...

Gents as you will see below neither are explicitly correct. the Vne is for a GLIDER at 120K CAS not an Aircraft (separate class)

the max weight has nothing to do with the 120K limit but rather stall...
Forum: RV-12 11-12-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,764
Posted By clucier
I asked at the Dynon booth at Copperstate and...

I asked at the Dynon booth at Copperstate and they said first of the year. I am skeptical on that as the switch panel would have to be redesigned for fit.

I asked at the Van's booth and one of the...
Forum: RV-12 11-11-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,633
Posted By clucier
unless you are over 10K but less then 2K AGL...

unless you are over 10K but less then 2K AGL (which is possible but probably stupid on a PAP)
Forum: RV-12 11-06-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,305
Posted By clucier
wedge tool is made from a 3 inch wedge of...

wedge tool is made from a 3 inch wedge of Aluminum its about 1/2'' wide end tapered from 1/8th to the edge, you simply cut it into squares after driling a series of #30 holes in the centers.
Forum: RV-12 11-01-2010, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,947
Posted By clucier
The theory is to dip them and put them in wet...

The theory is to dip them and put them in wet then when it breaks off the remaining liquid seals over. if you really want to seal them you can squeeze in a tiny bit of epoxy with a plastic syringe,...
Forum: RV-12 10-30-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 264,207
Posted By clucier
I bought an anti glare screen protector from...

I bought an anti glare screen protector from boxwave.com.

I live in AZ and fly an Evektor Sportstar with a bubble canopy and I have not had any issues. its a little dim at times but still...
Forum: RV-12 10-29-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 264,207
Posted By clucier
I bought the Griffin Airstrap Case for the Ipad...

I bought the Griffin Airstrap Case for the Ipad and used a Piece of 3" wide elastic as a strap makes a great kneeboard.
Forum: RV-12 10-27-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 264,207
Posted By clucier
I use an Ipad on a kneeboard

Seeing those pictures I am now re-thinking the dual Dynon
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2010, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,170
Posted By clucier
OK so I can see the usefulness of the tank if you...

OK so I can see the usefulness of the tank if you want to stay Mogas but then again is it that useful, landing at an airport and taking the tank out to get in a courtesy car and go fill it, maybe if...
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,170
Posted By clucier
Think its been done

http://www.turtlepac.com/products/bush-plane-long-range-fuel-bladder.html
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