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Forum: RV-12 08-13-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,724
Posted By ben barron
Tom, mind sending a photo of your "blast...

Tom,
mind sending a photo of your "blast tube"?
Forum: RV-12 08-12-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,724
Posted By ben barron
Have planes had Under shelf regulator issues?

Have planes had under shelf install issues? If so after how many hours?
Forum: RV-12 07-22-2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,008
Posted By ben barron
Are there new ("Latest") Van's fuel pressure settings?

This is an excerpt from the referenced 7-12-18 Notification

Step 4: If using a SkyView avionics system, download and install the latest settings file for your EFIS system from Vanís website. Follow...
Forum: RV-12 07-21-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,340
Posted By ben barron
Using an engine lift to change tires

Has anyone ever used the wing lift points and an engine lift to lift and support the plane when changing tires?
Forum: RV-12 04-27-2018, 10:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,126
Posted By ben barron
CHT install torque?

Thanks for all the help.

I wanted to confirm the torque to replace the CHT in my RV12 with Rotax 912 ULS. Would it be the same as the oil pressure sensor? I could not find a similar chart for the...
Forum: RV-12 04-21-2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,126
Posted By ben barron
Thanks for the tips, now before i remove it to...

Thanks for the tips, now before i remove it to cross check....How would i find the torque of the thermocouple (i tried to find it in the Rotax installation and maintained electrical manuals but have...
Forum: RV-12 04-20-2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,126
Posted By ben barron
I tried all the above to no success. In testing...

I tried all the above to no success. In testing today I discovered the erratic reading even with the engine off so there was nothing vibrating to jiggle a loose connection. Any other ideas?
Forum: RV-12 04-16-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 34,352
Posted By ben barron
while one of us rotated the HS around the other...

while one of us rotated the HS around the other caught the moving remnants... took 5 minutes...not a big deal
Forum: RV-12 04-14-2018, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,427
Posted By ben barron
Seattle Avionics update

Would appreciate any recent users of SA to provide comment on product quality and download speed.

I have ForeFlight but I am looking to get better map imagery on my Skyview
Forum: RV-12 04-09-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,126
Posted By ben barron
erratic CHTL

In the last 15 minutes of a 2 hour flight the CHTL started jumping between 147 and 0 erratically. The CHTR was stable at 181 and EGTL/R at 1360, Any ideas?
Forum: RV-12 02-25-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,320
Posted By ben barron
Trimming the tailcone faring

I just finished my 18-02-02 install and had to trim the tailcone faring to get the full range of motion.

It also took us more than 8 hours to do the work. I guess we are slow.
Forum: RV-12 02-22-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 34,352
Posted By ben barron
My A & P and I removed my stabilator, inspected...

My A & P and I removed my stabilator, inspected the spar and found no cracks. We will proceed with installing the band-aids when the parts arrive, hopefully today so I can get back in the air. My...
Forum: RV-12 02-11-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,048
Posted By ben barron
Cool Autopilot knob kit...avionics cover removal

I followed the advice of the above, saved up and just purchased the Van's Autopilot knob kit. It will be here next week. Do I need to remove the avionic cover? (I really don't want to no leaks now...)
Forum: RV-12 01-08-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 25,088
Posted By ben barron
You have made a lot of modifications to the...

You have made a lot of modifications to the standard RV12 panel. Impressive.
Forum: RV-12 01-07-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 25,088
Posted By ben barron
Re reading the post sounds like the 625 may be...

Re reading the post sounds like the 625 may be better (cost) option for me then. Do you have to have the G3x too? Mind sharing any install photos you might have?
Forum: RV-12 01-07-2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 25,088
Posted By ben barron
GTN 650 in an RV12

Has anyone installed a GTN 650 in their RV12?
Forum: RV-12 12-25-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 25,088
Posted By ben barron
I am considering working towards an IFR rating....

I am considering working towards an IFR rating. My 12's EOL specifically allows for night or instrument flight if properly equipped in accordance with 14 CFR 91.205. I have the Dynon Skyview. What...
Forum: RV-12 10-30-2017, 02:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,370
Posted By ben barron
I am seeing a 0 to 56 degree delta (right side...

I am seeing a 0 to 56 degree delta (right side higher).
I was told (at my 200 hour / annual) this was good and no balancing was necessary by the mechanic doing the work. Is this consistent with what...
Forum: RV-12 10-10-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,783
Posted By ben barron
I too have found my fuel pressure issues (even...

I too have found my fuel pressure issues (even after a new Mech pump and new sensor) disappear since I drilled out my cap. Call me crazy but I would see low fuel pressure (2.2) at the end of a long...
Forum: RV-12 09-26-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,728
Posted By ben barron
warm oil before change?

I did not see any notes about warming the oil (running the engine) before changing the oil. Is this recommended?
Forum: RV-12 09-17-2017, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,106
Posted By ben barron
Maintainance vs Certificate

I built my RV12. Now I am confused. What work can I do without getting the Certificate? Brakes; Oil /filter change; .....? Is there a list?
Forum: RV-12 09-07-2017, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,449
Posted By ben barron
Double check

Before you do the replacement look VERY CAREFULLY. I took a second look with a bright light and clean glasses and found the numbers faintly along the edge of the washer.
Forum: RV-12 08-18-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,758
Posted By ben barron
Vinyl wrap by Gorilla Mad

I painted my cowl and had GORILLA MAD do mine...he did a fantastic job in my hangar...2 years later, 200 hours looks great!

https://www.gorillamad.com/vinyl-wraps?lightbox=dataItem-igvr9e6m
Forum: RV-12 06-07-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,477
Posted By ben barron
What prop setting do you use

I have the Sensenich 2A0R5 Revision E with the hub and Pitch Setting Gage. During my first two years of flying (for both me and my 12) I have used the power setting. Last evening at ~5200 cruise was...
Forum: RV-12 04-29-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,223
Posted By ben barron
I had similar issues...finally just got a new...

I had similar issues...finally just got a new Rotax fuel pump...problems solved...not covered by warantee
Forum: RV-12 04-17-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 81,112
Posted By ben barron
Proposed AOA settings

Under the "Audio Setup" I was thinking of changing the :

"AOA Volume" from 90% to 60%
"AOA Tone Start" from 50% to 70%
"AOA Tone is Solid" from 70% to 90%
"Inhibit AO Below Airspeed" tone from 20 to...
Forum: RV-12 04-16-2017, 07:32 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 81,112
Posted By ben barron
AOA settings

I am tired of the AOA screaming and making my passenger nervous unnecessarily. Anyone changed the settings from the Dynon / RV standard setup settings?
Forum: RV-12 04-01-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,135
Posted By ben barron
Cool Foreflight RV12 checklist

Did you get a response?
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2017, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,940
Posted By ben barron
HDX impressive

I saw the Skyview HDX ant the Northwest Aviation Conference this weekend. Impressive. I asked if one could move the Skyview Touch over to the right, use as a second panel (map) and install the HDX on...
Forum: RV-12 02-09-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,851
Posted By ben barron
Gps difference in the cockpit

What does the 2020 compliant gps give you in the cockpit that is different than the base line gps?
Forum: RV-12 01-16-2017, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,193
Posted By ben barron
found leak

Well with the dye I found my leak. With the tank out, air testing both with soap and submerging did not reveal the leak. Only when in the plane, filled over 1/2 full did the odor appear. With the dye...
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,193
Posted By ben barron
Gas odor in cockpit

I have 167hrs on my RV12 and just started smelling gas when I open the cockpit in the AM. I use ethanol free Autogas. Checked all lines and around the tank but see no fuel puddles or staining....
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2016, 07:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,067
Posted By ben barron
Has anyone in the Northwest installed the oil and...

Has anyone in the Northwest installed the oil and radiator plates detailed in GEICO266's 12-12-2009 post in this thread? I am tempted, it was pretty chilly flying this weekend
Forum: RV-12 12-17-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,803
Posted By ben barron
Charlie, Then why would a new pump remedie the...

Charlie,

Then why would a new pump remedie the problem?
Forum: RV-12 12-16-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,803
Posted By ben barron
After a long bout with the same issue i just...

After a long bout with the same issue i just replaced my rotax fuel pump and seemingly solved the problem. From the latest 1.5 psi at roll up the new pump delivered a low of 3.5 4,5 to 5 once out of...
Forum: RV-12 11-30-2016, 08:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,960
Posted By ben barron
I submitted, under warrantee (140 hours, less...

I submitted, under warrantee (140 hours, less than 18 months) my fried VR to Aircraft Spruce/CPS/Rotax in July for a replacement refund. I have ~ 20 "reminder" emails into CPS. Still have not heard...
Forum: RV-12 11-25-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 34,188
Posted By ben barron
With photos please my switch lights do not light...

With photos please
my switch lights do not light it would be nice to have them
Forum: RV-12 11-24-2016, 11:06 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 34,188
Posted By ben barron
Tony, As I recall there is a set up option to...

Tony,
As I recall there is a set up option to control the dimmer between the dash control and the Skyview panel , worth confirming you are on the right one?

Happy THanksgiving to all
Forum: RV-12 11-19-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,846
Posted By ben barron
Fuel Pressure drop at runup

This seems to be an issue like the Voltage Regulator where many of us have had similar issues. Has Rotax ever formally responded to this? Like the suggestion to formally contact Rotax on the VR maybe...
Forum: RV-12 11-19-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 34,188
Posted By ben barron
Tony, You may already have this but when you get...

Tony,

You may already have this but when you get ready to turn on the Skyview the Dynon Videos on the link below are very helpful to getting started using the panel....
Forum: RV-12 11-14-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,048
Posted By ben barron
Optional Skyview Autopilot Knob Module

Has anyone added on the $950 Optional Skyview Autopilot Knob Module? Is it worth it? do you need to operate in Expert Mode?
Forum: RV-12 11-14-2016, 07:54 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 34,188
Posted By ben barron
Nice work Tony...I expected no less...

Nice work Tony...I expected no less...
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2016, 08:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,829
Posted By ben barron
Would you share the specs of you canopy lift and...

Would you share the specs of you canopy lift and keyless entry remote pieces?
Forum: RV-12 08-20-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,663
Posted By ben barron
Oil change 3L of oil or less?

Burping then draining....to change my oil and filter I am finding I need only 2.6L of oil to get to the mid point of the dip stick. Is this common?
Forum: RV-12 07-01-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 63,386
Posted By ben barron
Another failed regulator

For the record, my VR, mounted under the deck in the cockpit, failed at 130 HOBBs hours, 1 year 2 months after certification. I have replaced it with the same OEM unit. Now that it is in I see it...
Forum: RV-12 05-30-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 25,439
Posted By ben barron
Exact same thing happened to me today

The exact same thing happened to me today, and I am scheduled for my Practical Thursday.....hope there is a quick fix
Forum: RV-12 02-25-2016, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,135
Posted By ben barron
Autopilot on checklist

I am preparing for my DFE. My CFI recommended I confirm Autopilot operation as a part of my checklist. Has anyone else seen this? What & how whould I do to confirm it is good to go on the ground?
Forum: RV-12 02-09-2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,645
Posted By ben barron
Van's response

Weíve seen/heard of this several times.
Itís more likely when the engine is warm and the fuel tank not full. 2.2 lb seems high as the minimum pressure. Lycoming carbs min pressure is 0.5psi. As you...
Forum: RV-12 02-08-2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,645
Posted By ben barron
Low Fuel Pressure on take off

I have had a lingering issue. Occasionally (~2 out of every 10 takeoffs) I get down to 2.1psi fuel pressure on takeoff (yes the alarms go off). I have replaced the fuel sensor, cleaned the Gascolater...
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2016, 07:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,683
Posted By ben barron
14 glide ring for -12

my 550 ft/min was at idle; with ~1200#
Forum: RV-12 01-18-2016, 09:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,683
Posted By ben barron
V 14 glide ring for -12

we tried it today and saw about 550 ft/min at +/- 63 kts
Forum: RV-12 01-18-2016, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,135
Posted By ben barron
Red face Thanks for saving me all the typing...

yes...thanks Brent this is great
Forum: RV-12 01-16-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,135
Posted By ben barron
Question version 14 checklists

Has anyone already built the checklists for the new version 14 and willing to share?
Forum: RV-12 01-13-2016, 08:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,284
Posted By ben barron
Is the an additive one can put in to get the...

Is the an additive one can put in to get the octane from 90 to 92?
Forum: RV-12 10-01-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,803
Posted By ben barron
Updated Checklist?

I have the checklists from the POH and have read this link. I was hoping to get a copy of someone's latest versions. I plan to finalize my CFI training and have my check ride this month (in the RV I...
Forum: RV-12 07-16-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,333
Posted By ben barron
Will you post a picture of where you installed...

Will you post a picture of where you installed this tube?
Forum: RV-12 07-12-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 81,112
Posted By ben barron
thanks Bill

thanks Bill
Forum: RV-12 07-11-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 81,112
Posted By ben barron
AOA photos

I just finished my 12 ELSA and am considering installing the AOA. Can some one post or show me a link to a series of photos of all of the steps including the in / on wing installation?
Forum: RV-12 06-30-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 15,925
Posted By ben barron
Bykas pump - what inline filter?

I bought the Bykas pump and a 30 gal barrel. What inline filter would you recommend? Will an inline filter impact the pump pressure?
Forum: RV-12 06-16-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,382
Posted By ben barron
Flap Lever thumb saver

Here is a simple fix to save pinching your thumb on the flap...
Forum: RV-12 06-05-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 232,169
Posted By ben barron
RV120035 Completed

https://www.dropbox.com/s/z38c5476j8388cd/First_Flight_Picture.jpg?dl=0

RV120035 completed it Phase 1 testing 6-3-15 thanks to Glenn Howell (Axsys Air), Dave Knutson, Jeff Hamlin, Darin Anderson,...
Forum: RV-12 06-04-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,496
Posted By ben barron
RV-12 CFI in the Seattle WA area

I have completed my RV12 build with the intention of learning to fly in it. With FAA / DAR Certification I have just had Axsys Air complete my ELSA Phase 1 testing. My insurance company now tells me...
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