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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 05:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,006
Posted By Piper J3
Wow, that's quite a statement there. I think Van...

Wow, that's quite a statement there. I think Van himself has a preference for the 12. I read where he flew a 12 to commute to work each day.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 11:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,006
Posted By Piper J3
Another consideration is engine longevity. The...

Another consideration is engine longevity. The RV-12 Rotax has a proven track record for dependability and low maintenance cost. Liquid cooling prevents thermal shock and overheating. I attended...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 01:42 PM
Replies: 7
CHT
Views: 383
Posted By Piper J3
The wooden stiffener wrapped with wetted...

The wooden stiffener wrapped with wetted fiberglass cloth is used to wax the gear leg and EGT probe.

The wax melts off the probe at first engine start and you might get a little paraffin whiff in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
CHT
Views: 383
Posted By Piper J3
Do troubleshooting per above post. Symptoms you...

Do troubleshooting per above post. Symptoms you describe are typical EGT failure mode. Correct PN is EGT, Hose Clamp, 0.75-1.25", Rotax SKU: #100405-001. Can purchase direct from Dynon for $36.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,262
Posted By Piper J3
I did the flaperon trailing edge squeeze and...

I did the flaperon trailing edge squeeze and wasn't happy with result. What works really good is to raise/lower entire flaperon with the rod end pivot bearings. Try 1/2 turn in/out and see if it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-13-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By Piper J3
We launched at 7:30 am Civil Twilight. Beautiful...

We launched at 7:30 am Civil Twilight. Beautiful sunrise and totally clear to the horizon. A bit slow at 2500 MSL with 38 knots headwind directly off the nose. Had a wonderful time - lots of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-12-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,262
Posted By Piper J3
I have early SN RV-12 with Dynon D-180 Dual...

I have early SN RV-12 with Dynon D-180 Dual Displays. I have to hold significant right rudder in climb... perhaps 2-3 lbs foot pressure. I have never noticed yaw when holding rudder in a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-12-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By Piper J3
Right... 3OH7 is 65nm SW with 12 knots headwind...

Right... 3OH7 is 65nm SW with 12 knots headwind going. Winds will build a little throughout the morning and we should zip on the return flight. I'm flight planning 2500 MSL going and 7500 MSL...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-12-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By Piper J3
Weather is looking excellent for this. I'll be...

Weather is looking excellent for this. I'll be there ~ 8:30 am.

https://i.postimg.cc/Z5W2Dkp0/Screen-Shot-2019-10-12-at-11-20-53-AM.png (https://postimg.cc/BjGmXVhG)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-12-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,409
Posted By Piper J3
Carb Synch Issue...

I posted this in the Rotax 912/914 Technical Forum but I thought I’d also ask here…

I have done carb synchronization on two RV-12’s with 912ULS using CarbMate electronic synchronizer with good...
Forum: COMM 10-11-2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Posted By Piper J3
SL40 Distortion with Increased Volume…

I have an early RV-12 with SL40 comm and Flightcom 403. I use a LightSpeed Zulu3 headset.

My problem is as follows:

With SL40 volume less than 50% sound on Rx is fine with no distortion or static....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,705
Posted By Piper J3
I wonder how many Bing carb floats you can buy...

I wonder how many Bing carb floats you can buy for the cost of replacing this pump?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By Piper J3
And one of...

And one of these...

https://i.postimg.cc/7h59mR0V/Screen-Shot-2019-10-10-at-11-55-43-AM.png (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By Piper J3
Maybe you moved over and pulled into highspeed...

Maybe you moved over and pulled into highspeed lane? :D
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-09-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 166,248
Posted By Piper J3
Speaking of hats… I bought the new Van’s hat at...

Speaking of hats… I bought the new Van’s hat at KOSH. I don’t like the fit of the new hat – sits too low on my head and brim blocks vertical vision. I find myself constantly lifting brim in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,103
Posted By Piper J3
Scott - Does the factory demo RV-12 still have...

Scott -

Does the factory demo RV-12 still have original vented fuel cap or has it been upgraded to the new fuel tank vent?

The reason I ask is that I believe the original vented cap is probably...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-05-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By Piper J3
E95 is a typo. I tried to change thread title...

E95 is a typo. I tried to change thread title and no/go. Perhaps a moderator will read this post and change title to read E15 in 2020.

[Done!]
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-05-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,675
Posted By Piper J3
Just some rough guesstimate numbers here…. The...

Just some rough guesstimate numbers here…. The baffle reservoir at the tank drain I’m guessing might hold ½ gallon of fuel. The baffles have small drain holes which equalize fuel level on each side...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-05-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 848
Posted By Piper J3
E15 in 2020?

Looks like Big Brother is going to add 5% more ethanol to auto fuel sometime in 2020.

Need to hear from Rotax on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-05-2019, 04:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,675
Posted By Piper J3
Not true. Vintage RV-12 fuel tank design is 100%...

Not true. Vintage RV-12 fuel tank design is 100% usable fuel. You can run it down to the last drop. POH stipulates minimum of 4 gallons for takeoff so tank does not un-port during climb.
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 10-03-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,241
Posted By Piper J3
https://i.postimg.cc/Jzffk0Qb/Screenshot-2019-10-0...

https://i.postimg.cc/Jzffk0Qb/Screenshot-2019-10-03-17-26-13-156.png (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-03-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 61,850
Posted By Piper J3
Maybe I missed in earlier post... is turbo for...

Maybe I missed in earlier post... is turbo for "normalizing" or "boost"?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-30-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By Piper J3
The Annual My Place 3OH7 Cardington, OH Farm Fly In

This is the best Fly-In ever. Absolutely top notch. This will be my third year attending. It would be great to have a few 12's show...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,675
Posted By Piper J3
An airplane, like everything else, is worth what...

An airplane, like everything else, is worth what someone is willing to pay. Supply and demand. Expensive toy – yes, but hopefully, if you don’t bend it, you can recoup a significant amount of your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,675
Posted By Piper J3
Autopilot, lights, full interior?

Autopilot, lights, full interior?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,255
Posted By Piper J3
See post #1, the guy's plane is located where...

See post #1, the guy's plane is located where there is no electric power available...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,998
Posted By Piper J3
I don't understand what you're eluding to... air...

I don't understand what you're eluding to... air speed, Indicated or True, is entirely independent of wind speed or direction. Wind speed or direction has nothing to do with aircraft performance as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 478
Posted By Piper J3
How many hours on engine? I just rebuilt both...

How many hours on engine? I just rebuilt both carbs - see... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=173080
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,070
Posted By Piper J3
That is the picture... Remove instrument bay...

That is the picture...

Remove instrument bay cover sheetmetal to gain access to screws holding old Garmin mount. I left the GPS antenna cable and Garmin power cable tucked away behind the panel. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,070
Posted By Piper J3
I flew with both mini iPads this morning. ...

I flew with both mini iPads this morning. Totally cool. 4-leg route was set up on my iPhone at home running FF and then, when I got to the plane, I did cockpit sharing and transferred the route...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-23-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By Piper J3
I think the added weight (sitting in the seats)...

I think the added weight (sitting in the seats) might have more barring on this discussion. Some of us are a little heavier than 200 lbs the FAA considers standard passenger weight - seat belt...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-23-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,070
Posted By Piper J3
I shouldn't get lost...

I shouldn't get lost now...

https://i.postimg.cc/PJLRt71j/Screenshot-2019-09-23-16-33-20-101.png (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,998
Posted By Piper J3
My D-180 shows about 5 to 5.2 at 5500 depending...

My D-180 shows about 5 to 5.2 at 5500 depending on how it settles out on any given day. Doesn't rally matter. I'm not going to quibble about fractions of a gal.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,998
Posted By Piper J3
I run 5500 all the time. You can run above 5500...

I run 5500 all the time. You can run above 5500 into the yellow for 5 minutes.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,070
Posted By Piper J3
So, I went out to the plane this morning to see...

So, I went out to the plane this morning to see how an iPhone 6S Plus might fit to replace the Garmin 296. By chance, held the mini iPad up over the panel hole and it fits perfectly. On my airplane...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-21-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,669
Posted By Piper J3
When I was in college (long time ago) I fueled my...

When I was in college (long time ago) I fueled my car and got about 1/4 mile down the road before it quite cold. Discovered that I bought 7 gallons of water. The next week I drove past the gas...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-21-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,070
Posted By Piper J3
I’ve decided to get serious about replacing my...

I’ve decided to get serious about replacing my Gamin 296 with an Apple device so I can run ForeFlight on a second screen. I have a Mini iPad mounted at an angle below the pilot’s D-180 and I like...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-21-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,669
Posted By Piper J3
That's a relevant question especially now if...

That's a relevant question especially now if federal government caves into farmers and increases ethanol content in fuel to 15%.

Is there a simple test to determine actual % ethanol content in a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,669
Posted By Piper J3
Costco 93E10 - $2.92

I have been using Costco 93E10 for a couple of years now. Runs fine in the Rotax 912 with no problems. I thought I'd post this with recent Saudi Arabia oil field attack and subsequent spike in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By Piper J3
No jets or main needle included in the rebuild...

No jets or main needle included in the rebuild kit. Only wear I could see was lower edge of the slide - I forget if front or back side. Needle looked good with no apparent wear on the main jet.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,734
Posted By Piper J3
See my original post #1 above. I decided to...

See my original post #1 above.

I decided to get serious and find the source of rough running engine at low / mid-range speeds. I contacted Lockwood Aviation to ask if they can test ignition...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By Piper J3
Something like...

Something like this?

https://i.postimg.cc/j571XxYJ/Screenshot-2019-09-18-10-38-31-263.png (https://postimages.org/)

https://i.postimg.cc/nh19XBsX/Screenshot-2019-09-18-10-38-56-773.png...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-17-2019, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By Piper J3
Perfectly normal. Outside edges wear because...

Perfectly normal. Outside edges wear because unloaded gear will change camber angle and as airplane touches down for landing the outside edge of tire makes contact with the runway first.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By Piper J3
Might be nose wheel out of balance. Stick-on...

Might be nose wheel out of balance. Stick-on lead weights fit nicely inside wheel hub.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 808
Posted By Piper J3
The legacy RV-12 tank is fully usable to the last...

The legacy RV-12 tank is fully usable to the last drop. POH states minimum of 4 gallons for takeoff so tank doesn't un-port in an extended climb.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,174
Posted By Piper J3
I rebuilt both carbs on my RV-12 over the weekend...

I rebuilt both carbs on my RV-12 over the weekend for Annual Condition Insp. Tonight a friend and I will synch them together for smooth operation. Test fly tomorrow morning...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-15-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 61,850
Posted By Piper J3
Getting close now. Remember to brush cobwebs off...

Getting close now. Remember to brush cobwebs off flying skills. A lot will be happening on first flights and pilot will need to be very familiar with flying the airframe while sorting engine info. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,061
Posted By Piper J3
You can also make opposite adjustment to rod ends...

You can also make opposite adjustment to rod ends on right wing - maybe 1/2 turn. Do you have the sheetmetal trim tab on your rudder?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-08-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,562
Posted By Piper J3
Kathryn's Report...

http://www.kathrynsreport.com/2019/09/vans-rv-12-fatal-accident-occurred.html
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2019, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,831
Posted By Piper J3
Lightspeed Zulu3. Works very well with hearing...

Lightspeed Zulu3. Works very well with hearing impaired. I wear two hearing aids... one in-the-ear and one behind-the-ear. My hearing is to the point I can't understand speech without wearing my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By Piper J3
Yes, I see exactly the same. It has to do with...

Yes, I see exactly the same. It has to do with the runners in the intake manifolds not distributing fuel mixture evenly at low RPM's. Nothing to worry about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
Posted By Piper J3
TU....? https://i.postimg.cc/NFwBSCwZ/Screenshot-...

TU....?

https://i.postimg.cc/NFwBSCwZ/Screenshot-2019-09-04-19-03-53-083.png (https://postimages.org/)

I just figured it out.... :o
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,657
Posted By Piper J3
I installed a USB charger socket in place of the...

I installed a USB charger socket in place of the cigarette lighter. My mini iPad remains connected to the charger all the time. The socket itself pulls about 10mA and is a constant draw on the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,070
Posted By Piper J3
Correct... I currently have mini iPad running...

Correct... I currently have mini iPad running ForeFlight. I remove the iPad when the plane is parked in the sun. iPad doesn't like heat or cold and requires gentle warming if temp is below...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,070
Posted By Piper J3
See post #49 above. Today I took the iPhone 7...

See post #49 above. Today I took the iPhone 7 running ForeFlight out to the plane for a flight. Overall size is nearly same when I held the phone in front of the Garmin 296 and screen size may...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2019, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 708
Posted By Piper J3
I check ignitions often while flying especially...

I check ignitions often while flying especially if flight plan takes me over water. Simply shut off one ignition at a time and look for RPM drop. Goes without saying to be careful not to shut off...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,070
Posted By Piper J3
I have an idea… I just got an iPhone 7. My...

I have an idea…

I just got an iPhone 7. My previous phone was an iPhone 4 which I had for about 15 years. The new phone runs ForeFlight like there’s no tomorrow. So, what I’m thinking is to buy...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,070
Posted By Piper J3
Dale – Cool project - you’re installing iFly...

Dale –

Cool project - you’re installing iFly 740b in place of the Garmin GPS at top of radio stack in older RV-12.

Couple of Questions…

• Can iFly 740b run ForeFlight?
• If not, is iFly maps...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By Piper J3
Steve - A couple of ques… • What fuel pressure...

Steve -

A couple of ques…

• What fuel pressure do you see w/ elec pump only?
• What fuel pressure do you see w/ engine running (mech + elec pump)?
• Any chance you did a hot engine restart just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 928
Posted By Piper J3
If I’m following this correctly… a problem may...

If I’m following this correctly… a problem may show up as higher indicated temp on a D-180 Vs. actual temp if there is an electrical grounding problem. I suspect this would happen for either oil or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,152
Posted By Piper J3
I suspect it would be a good idea... I intend to...

I suspect it would be a good idea... I intend to do so when I comply with the SB.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By Piper J3
Here is construction drawing for pitot...

Here is construction drawing for pitot installation...

https://i.postimg.cc/6QC7Yssq/Screenshot-2019-08-25-12-21-40-098.png (https://postimages.org/)
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