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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Today, 08:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 219
Posted By DaleB
So very sorry to hear of your loss. My...

So very sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-28-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By DaleB
But can it run through the checklist items in a...

But can it run through the checklist items in a heavy Russian accent?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-21-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,406
Posted By DaleB
Kinda small for wings and...

Kinda small for wings and fuselage...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QK5Z54B
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-15-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,484
Posted By DaleB
Nice work, and those are slick little units... I...

Nice work, and those are slick little units... I may have to order one or two. Hadn't seen them before.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 745
Posted By DaleB
Have you figured the extra time it will take to...

Have you figured the extra time it will take to fly your planned cross country trips at 120 knots TAS instead of 170 knots, plus the extra fuel stops? I like the -12, and while it's certainly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,631
Posted By DaleB
If I want a nagging voice telling me everything...

If I want a nagging voice telling me everything to do when I'm flying, I'll go get a flight review. :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,432
Posted By DaleB
I feel the same way, and to make sure I'm not...

I feel the same way, and to make sure I'm not doing it wrong I've been using Blackstone oil analysis to verify the oil condition. That said... there will always be people who change the full...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-31-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,236
Posted By DaleB
The Rotax is used in the RV-12. Ours has been...

The Rotax is used in the RV-12. Ours has been dead reliable for over 450 hours so far. No oil burn, good fuel economy. The spar pin button is a warning indicator, there to tell you if the wing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,267
Posted By DaleB
Any time the airplane doesn't do what I want it...

Any time the airplane doesn't do what I want it to do, I just figure it's because I'm not flying it right. Don't think I've ever been wrong about that.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,243
Posted By DaleB
I was all set to order some, but if they're going...

I was all set to order some, but if they're going to interfere with the lasers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-29-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,182
Posted By DaleB
That's what I sent them... 1984 vintage DD214...

That's what I sent them... 1984 vintage DD214 with my SSN blocked out.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,267
Posted By DaleB
^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This. Especially with me in the...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This. Especially with me in the plane, slowing down much below 55-60 knots with full flaps, it will come down like an elevator.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,640
Posted By DaleB
Count me among those who have replaces the flat...

Count me among those who have replaces the flat polycarbonate rear window with the molded acrylic one. We attached it with Sikaflex, and I'm very happy with it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,808
Posted By DaleB
Dang it!! No way to goose that sucker down into...

Dang it!! No way to goose that sucker down into LSA territory with turbines.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-23-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,808
Posted By DaleB
Geez, Scott. Way to burst the bubble, Mr....

Geez, Scott. Way to burst the bubble, Mr. Buzzkill.

:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-22-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,404
Posted By DaleB
Well, the bad news is... my 3D printed mount...

Well, the bad news is... my 3D printed mount failed. I'm really not THAT surprised, since the little mounting bosses have shear and tension stresses on them in the exact wrong direction for the 3D...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-22-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,468
Posted By DaleB
Yeah... I kind of wish I had a use for those...

Yeah... I kind of wish I had a use for those plugs in some other engine! We change them every annual, and the old plugs are still in find shape and would be still be usable in something else. At...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-21-2019, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,468
Posted By DaleB
Exactly. I'll probably never know how the new...

Exactly. I'll probably never know how the new Bosch plugs work because they're priced ridiculously high.
Forum: Tools 10-15-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By DaleB
When I was building, I had a Sioux 1412, a cheap...

When I was building, I had a Sioux 1412, a cheap Northern Tool 1800 RPM air drill, and a Ryobi 18V cordless.

The cheap air drill was loud, big, and slow.

The battery powered drill was great for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-04-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,814
Posted By DaleB
Sorry, but that is not at all correct. A Sport...

Sorry, but that is not at all correct. A Sport Pilot, OR a Private or above flying with Sport Pilot privileges (in other words, with a lapsed but not denied medical), can fly anything that meets the...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 10-01-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By DaleB
Purely by chance, my wife and I will be on a road...

Purely by chance, my wife and I will be on a road trip through the Southwest next week. ABQ, Santa Fe, Grand Canyon, Four Corners, Monument Valley, a few other points of interest. I guess we won't...
Forum: Safety 09-30-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 900
Posted By DaleB
One of my long term goals is to NOT have my last...

One of my long term goals is to NOT have my last thought on this earth be, "Well... wish I hadn't done that..."
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-30-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,213
Posted By DaleB
He's got a point. Aside from the number of...

He's got a point. Aside from the number of cylinders, air cooling instead of water, the fact that it's a radial and not a boxer, it's direct drive and won't need a PSRU, a couple dozen HP, it's...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-25-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,584
Posted By DaleB
Norm -- I certainly didn't take any offense to...

Norm -- I certainly didn't take any offense to your post. The 12 is a great little airplane, and will do what Van's claims it will. The only place I've seen performance lacking on ours, really, was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 684
Posted By DaleB
The maintenance manual will give you the details...

The maintenance manual will give you the details of the stands to build, and how to get the plane onto them. There is a nice set of plans here:...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By DaleB
No significant priming inside this airplane....

No significant priming inside this airplane. Since it's alclad, probably not necessary (refer to the many "primer wars" threads for both sides of the argument). It was finished in 2011, and we've...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,429
Posted By DaleB
Mine said 749 when I bought it. Paint, wheel...

Mine said 749 when I bought it. Paint, wheel pants, autopilot, no lights.

Let's just say I have no immediate plans to roll it onto the scales and check that number. I have lightened it up a little...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-23-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,584
Posted By DaleB
I'd be interested to know what prop pitch could...

I'd be interested to know what prop pitch could produce numbers like that, regardless of climb performance.

When I bought my RV-12, the prop was set somewhat over-pitched in an apparent attempt to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-23-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,261
Posted By DaleB
Search Amazon for "thermal paste". You can order...

Search Amazon for "thermal paste". You can order whatever size container you want of white silicone thermal paste... dirt cheap, and the little 50 or 100g jar I bought will be a lifetime supply for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,432
Posted By DaleB
480-something right now. Like I said, we send a...

480-something right now. Like I said, we send a sample off to Blackstone every time, and what I really like is the comparison with previous reports.

Actually, looking at the last report -- I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,997
Posted By DaleB
I have, actually, and it sounds fine. Mine, a...

I have, actually, and it sounds fine. Mine, a couple of other RV-12s, etc. Noise cancelling microphones work pretty well. It's not like the RV-12 is noisier than, say, an RV-7, or most other...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,432
Posted By DaleB
No, I mean I'm changing the oil every 100 hours...

No, I mean I'm changing the oil every 100 hours (or 12 months) with Aeroshell Sport Plus 4, per the Rotax maintenance manuals. And every time I change oil, I'm sending a sample to Blackstone for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,997
Posted By DaleB
A good headset weighs a LOT less than extra sound...

A good headset weighs a LOT less than extra sound deadening insulation that won't help at all in flight.

The Rotax itself doesn't seem really noisy, but the prop and wind noise are. Doesn't matter...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,432
Posted By DaleB
As specified by Rotax... Aeroshell Sport Plus 4.

As specified by Rotax... Aeroshell Sport Plus 4.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,432
Posted By DaleB
For what it's worth, two consecutive Blackstone...

For what it's worth, two consecutive Blackstone oil analysis reports at 100 hour intervals have shown that the oil and engine are both happy. We run unleaded ethanol-free 91 AKI mogas almost all the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-11-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,755
Posted By DaleB
Good call -- I wouldn't have touched that either.

Good call -- I wouldn't have touched that either.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-08-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,750
Posted By DaleB
Happy birthday.

Happy birthday.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-08-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,582
Posted By DaleB
John... I just drilled 1" or so holes in the...

John... I just drilled 1" or so holes in the wheel pants to be able to get an extension in there. It didn't look too bad when the wheel pants were bright yellow, and now that they're black you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,997
Posted By DaleB
I use QT Halos, they’re quiet enough. So is the...

I use QT Halos, they’re quiet enough. So is the Bose A20s we have for passengers. My co-owner likes his Zulu 3s. If I were buying new today I’d probably look very hard at the new CMW headsets,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,495
Posted By DaleB
No idea if that will work or not, sorry. I did...

No idea if that will work or not, sorry. I did mine last winter, and after verifying that the wheel pant wouldn't fit unmodified I just followed the directions.

That's rare for me, but it does...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,495
Posted By DaleB
Not having the nose wheel pant on cost us a few...

Not having the nose wheel pant on cost us a few knots -- sorry, I don't remember exactly how many. Less than 5, but enough that we noticed.

I wasn't able to see a way to get the wheel pant to fit...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 936
Posted By DaleB
Yes, that. We did, and it's nice to know we'll...

Yes, that. We did, and it's nice to know we'll never have to replace those again.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2019, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,751
Posted By DaleB
I'm not entirely sure what the issue is... but...

I'm not entirely sure what the issue is... but are you trying to attach the tail fairing on the inside of the skin?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,575
Posted By DaleB
Ah -- yeah, I see they changed that a couple...

Ah -- yeah, I see they changed that a couple years after mine was built.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,404
Posted By DaleB
Well, its finished for now. I installed...

Well, its finished for now. I installed everything yesterday, but the D180 wasn't getting GPS data. Found some wires swapped, fixed that, but still no joy. This morning I replaced the ancient USB...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,575
Posted By DaleB
Also check for anything (like a USB power plug)...

Also check for anything (like a USB power plug) in the 12V power socket. The socket is wired to the battery, not the master, so if you have a USB power supply plugged in it will suck current from...
Forum: ADS-B 08-31-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,771
Posted By DaleB
We installed an EchoUAT and SkyFyx in our RV-12. ...

We installed an EchoUAT and SkyFyx in our RV-12. Once I got the threshold value set right, the FAA has been happy with it. I Just completed a test flight with our new iFly GPS, and it's happy with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,404
Posted By DaleB
The mount I cooked up is unique to the RV-12. ...

The mount I cooked up is unique to the RV-12. I'll certainly publish the Solidworks file and the STL so people can 3D print their own. It's a pretty long print job, so I'm not sure about offering...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,404
Posted By DaleB
I think you are missing a couple of points here. ...

I think you are missing a couple of points here. With the iFly mounted, you no longer NEED the tablet for anything. If you WANT to use it for something, like advance flight planning, the exact same...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,404
Posted By DaleB
Well... first off, there would be wiring to...

Well... first off, there would be wiring to supply power to whatever tablet we decided to mount, plus needing to actually mount the tablet. And in the end, it STILL won’t supply guidance to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,404
Posted By DaleB
From the web site: Last night I took the mount...

From the web site:

Last night I took the mount and GPS to the hangar for a test fit. I'm happy with it, with a minor reservation. I may need to move the mounting lugs up a quarter inch or so if...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,404
Posted By DaleB
No, it's a Windows CE device, and FF is only...

No, it's a Windows CE device, and FF is only available for Apple devices. The 740 is a standalone device, but there is an app with identical functionality available for Apple, Android, and Windows...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,404
Posted By DaleB
5-1/2 hours of printing goes from...

5-1/2 hours of printing goes from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,404
Posted By DaleB
I had what I thought was a pretty good take on a...

I had what I thought was a pretty good take on a mounting plate for the iFly 740b. I printed off a "template" -- I just reduced the thickness to .050 and printed that, so I could take it tot he...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,404
Posted By DaleB
There's no rule that you can't just buy the parts...

There's no rule that you can't just buy the parts to build a Stratux and install them wherever you want. You could (and I considered doing this, before installing the uAvionix system) mount the Pi...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,404
Posted By DaleB
I received the GPS early this week. It's pretty...

I received the GPS early this week. It's pretty nice. If I were designing it, I'd have put the connectors in different places. The power and USB are on one side, and audio is on the opposite side. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By DaleB
I have no idea. I'm still using the original...

I have no idea. I'm still using the original floats. Maybe ask the manufacturer, which inexplicably no one seems to have done. I'm sure they could answer the question.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 742
Posted By DaleB
I don't quite understand the persistence of the...

I don't quite understand the persistence of the question about whether they would be made to exactly match the weight of the old floats. The weight of the floats is immaterial. If the floats weigh...
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-16-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,393
Posted By DaleB
I had one of the cheap ones sourced from Amazon. ...

I had one of the cheap ones sourced from Amazon. Didn't make any noise, but also didn't last more than a couple of months before dying.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-16-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,404
Posted By DaleB
iFly 740b GPS device is on its way. I have a...

iFly 740b GPS device is on its way. I have a wiring harness figured out for it to plug in as a direct replacement for the Garmin 496. I haven't worked out the exact details of the mount yet -- I'll...
Forum: ADS-B 08-15-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By DaleB
The project is a Fisher Celebrity. Engine is...

The project is a Fisher Celebrity. Engine is undetermined at this point, probably won't know for several years. Most likely some flavor of Continental.
Forum: ADS-B 08-14-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By DaleB
You bet. Doing it now, in fact. Not an RV,...

You bet. Doing it now, in fact. Not an RV, but... yeah.
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