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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-16-2018, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By tomkk
re. "Old RV-12" weight & balance

My "Old" RV-12 came in at:
759.5 pounds empty weight (inc. autopilot, lighting, ADSB, interior trim, fire extinguisher, breakout hammer, excl. wheel fairings)
10.0 pounds for the wheel, leg and...
Forum: RV-12 04-04-2018, 05:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By tomkk
I've seen actual numbers from people who had...

I've seen actual numbers from people who had little fiberglassing experience that have been in the 60 - 90 hour range for the full Section 34 completion ...
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2018, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 418
Posted By tomkk
Searchable Section 31B and 42F?

I got the KAI CD back when I started my build - it was nice to have searchable PDF files when looking for something. Over time, I've downloaded applicable updated sections from the Van's Support...
Forum: RV-12 04-03-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,108
Posted By tomkk
If I have the exchange rate right (.71), that...

If I have the exchange rate right (.71), that totals about $320 ...
Forum: RV-12 04-02-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,640
Posted By tomkk
Thanks Scott, that's what I was looking for ...

Thanks Scott, that's what I was looking for ...
Forum: RV-12 04-02-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,640
Posted By tomkk
Thanks. I was aware positive latch lock to...

Thanks. I was aware positive latch lock to prevent blowing opening but that isn't part of the new Notification 17-12-08. The new notification assumes the Canopy Catch Option (NOTIFICATION 16-10-3)...
Forum: RV-12 04-01-2018, 06:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,640
Posted By tomkk
Notification 17-12-08

"Synopsis: A new canopy handle designed for the RV-12iS fuselage is now available for retrofit into older RV-12 aircraft or kits shipped prior to January 2018."

Is there any particular reason to...
Forum: RV-12 03-31-2018, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By tomkk
It does, that's why we were confused by the...

It does, that's why we were confused by the instructions on the new 35-08. There aren't any tightening instructions there at all. Those of of us who had experience with the old one fell back to our...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-31-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,385
Posted By tomkk
I carry a small flash drive with me all the time...

I carry a small flash drive with me all the time on my key ring. I have a reminder on my computer every 28 days to download the upcoming data onto that flash drive. When my "expired" warning comes up...
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By tomkk
Thanks, Scott.

Thanks, Scott.
Forum: RV-12 03-30-2018, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By tomkk
35-08 Nose wheel assembly

We're assembling the nose wheel as indicated in 35-08, Fig. 1. The length of U-01210A-1 is such that when the nut is fully tightened there is barely any compression of the wave washers and there is...
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,430
Posted By tomkk
There are also some good videos on...

There are also some good videos on rotax-owner.com that shows it step-by-step.
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,430
Posted By tomkk
It is. Actually, "Every 200 hrs (or annual...

It is. Actually, "Every 200 hrs (or annual check)". I just wanted to make sure we were looking at the latest SB.
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,430
Posted By tomkk
I just checked the latest version of "SB-912-065...

I just checked the latest version of "SB-912-065 UL_SB-914-046 UL_R3_Periodic inspection of the float buoyancy for ROTAX® Engine Type 912 and 914 (Series)" from the Rotax/BRP website (flyrotax.com)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2018, 11:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By tomkk
I also use FltPlan GO and love it. I use the...

I also use FltPlan GO and love it. I use the Android version.

Unfortunately, it is not identical to the iPad version - the functionality on the Android version seems to lag behind the iPad version....
Forum: RV-12 03-22-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,430
Posted By tomkk
My first set of bad floats acted OP's symptoms ..

My first set of bad floats acted OP's symptoms ..
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,778
Posted By tomkk
... because the last I knew they were a bit hard...

... because the last I knew they were a bit hard to come by here in the States. Has that changed?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,432
Posted By tomkk
Can't sdee the pictures ...

Can't sdee the pictures ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,051
Posted By tomkk
This is what I did but, since the Trustee knows...

This is what I did but, since the Trustee knows nothing about aircraft or how to dispose of one, also provided the Trustee a contact in my local EAA Chapter and another friend or two who were...
Forum: RV-12 03-11-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,628
Posted By tomkk
I think the notification only applies to A/C that...

I think the notification only applies to A/C that have not yet received their airworthiness certificate.
Forum: RV-7/7A 03-08-2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,535
Posted By tomkk
I can't see the pics ...

I can't see the pics ...
Forum: RV-12 03-07-2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By tomkk
Thanks, John. I knew I'd seen those measurements...

Thanks, John. I knew I'd seen those measurements somewhere, it might have been your site rather than the forum. Thanks again.
Forum: RV-12 03-07-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By tomkk
Thanks, that would be great if someone doesn't...

Thanks, that would be great if someone doesn't put it up first.
Forum: RV-12 03-06-2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By tomkk
Help with a measurement

Our Eagles Nest project is starting to lay in the fuselage wiring, the WH-00045 and WH-00046. The red bands have slipped, however, so we can't tell where to initially position the harnesses.

Can...
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 750
Posted By tomkk
Not sure which switch you're referring to but, if...

Not sure which switch you're referring to but, if it's the one to turn on the cockpit light you put up near the canopy handle, mine comes on when I turn on my nav lights. I have D1000T not the HDX...
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,438
Posted By tomkk
I don't think it's anywhere near a bag of worms....

I don't think it's anywhere near a bag of worms. My cost of flying is very low. I love it and I'm sure not complaining ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By tomkk
Thanks, I did all that before posting. My...

Thanks, I did all that before posting. My question relates to the "Aircraft registration expires three years after an aircraft was registered or last renewed" information on the FAA website. I guess...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 778
Posted By tomkk
Registration renewal period

I thought our registrations had to be renewed every 3 years. That's what the FAA website also says. My registration slip, which was issued 03/2015, shows a 03/2021 expiration, not the 03/2018 I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By tomkk
I once found the valve stem bent slightly to the...

I once found the valve stem bent slightly to the side. My valve caps have a small ridge around the inside that touched the end of the bent valve stem and let the air out. Straightened the stem and no...
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,655
Posted By tomkk
EFIS glide performance

The Dynon Glide Ring can help with info at a glance once properly set up. I assume Garmin has something similar. I don't use it myself but I think I read ForeFlight has a similar function that might...
Forum: RV-8/8A 01-24-2018, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By tomkk
Can't see the photo ...

Can't see the photo ...
Forum: RV-12 01-15-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,558
Posted By tomkk
I was just going to mention this when I saw this...

I was just going to mention this when I saw this post. The expander works great. One other thing that threw me initially was that I wasn't raising the wing tip high enough to get good pin alignment....
Forum: RV-12 01-13-2018, 08:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,558
Posted By tomkk
I initially had a problem with mine and it turned...

I initially had a problem with mine and it turned out I had one of the black rollers the wings slide in on backwards. Sometj=hing to check ...
Forum: RV-12 01-13-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,309
Posted By tomkk
Same here ...

Same here ...
Forum: RV-12 12-21-2017, 05:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,108
Posted By tomkk
One of the problems with the SH VR, though, seems...

One of the problems with the SH VR, though, seems to be how to get one here in the States. Last I knew they didn't ship here.
Forum: RV-12 12-20-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,638
Posted By tomkk
I didn't remember them being this pricey but...

I didn't remember them being this pricey but worth their weight in gold in some places ... http://www.cleavelandtool.com/Washer-Wrench-Set-of-4/productinfo/WWR4/
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2017, 04:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,653
Posted By tomkk
I think the 5100/5200 WOT recommendation might be...

I think the 5100/5200 WOT recommendation might be takeoff RPM while the "sweet spot" recommendation of 5600-5650 might be at cruise.
Forum: RV-12 12-12-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,408
Posted By tomkk
The note that just precedes this chart is "NOTE:...

The note that just precedes this chart is "NOTE: Only applicable on pressure altitude below 3500 ft." (sl-912-016-r1). Not what the situation is above that ...
Forum: RV-12 11-29-2017, 04:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,108
Posted By tomkk
I always thought heat was the biggest problem...

I always thought heat was the biggest problem those V.R.s had (the heat they dissipated doing their job, not ambient temp they live in). Every V.R. I've tried, two Ducattis and, I think, three...
Forum: RV-12 11-27-2017, 05:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,708
Posted By tomkk
The thread is about refueling the RV-12 and how...

The thread is about refueling the RV-12 and how folks have approached that. Mine is to use to use a Flo-Fast pump rather than try to deal with hoisting a 5 gallon can. It works well. Part of what I...
Forum: RV-12 11-26-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,708
Posted By tomkk
I use a Mr Funnel to filter my auto fuel when I'm...

I use a Mr Funnel to filter my auto fuel when I'm transferring to a Flo-Fast container then use a Flo-Fast pump to pump (http://www.flofast.com/pumpstore.html) it into my -12. I don't care for the...
Forum: RV-12 11-23-2017, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,745
Posted By tomkk
Using the pin was the easiest but didn't give me...

Using the pin was the easiest but didn't give me equal pitch on both sides. Using the Van's tool is a bit more difficult but does a better job.
Forum: RV-12 10-26-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,247
Posted By tomkk
The tool makes it a whole lot easier but I did...

The tool makes it a whole lot easier but I did mine with the slotted piece of wood like Van's suggests. Takes more time but worked fine.
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,539
Posted By tomkk
I know there are a lot of folks who agree with...

I know there are a lot of folks who agree with Tony and far prefer the dual analog gauge approach. I understand that, in the hands of someone who knows how, there's a lot of diagnostic potential...
Forum: RV-12 10-22-2017, 01:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By tomkk
I didn't prime mine ...

I didn't prime mine ...
Forum: Canada 10-22-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,280
Posted By tomkk
As a matter of curiosity, what do you include in...

As a matter of curiosity, what do you include in your hourly cost for your -9A?

My -12 runs about $12.50/hr fuel only, $15/hr if I include maintenance costs over the 2 1/2 years I've been flying it...
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,108
Posted By tomkk
What charge voltage do you see with this...

What charge voltage do you see with this regulator?
Forum: RV-12 10-19-2017, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,683
Posted By tomkk
Do you remember which spring you started with?...

Do you remember which spring you started with? Their website shows a ton of springs, some obviously not the ones, others not so clear.
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,204
Posted By tomkk
I keep my hardcopy POH out of the way behind the...

I keep my hardcopy POH out of the way behind the passenger seat and an electronic version, which is what I use, on the tablet I use in the cockpit and on my smartphone.
Forum: RV-12 10-16-2017, 01:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,072
Posted By tomkk
350 hrs on my -12 now and I'm still working the...

350 hrs on my -12 now and I'm still working the technique but that's pretty much what I shoot for although I hold off the 2nd notch of flaps until I'm on final.

One other thing that I found...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 644
Posted By tomkk
I did mine (carefully) one at a time and they...

I did mine (carefully) one at a time and they came out perfectly. No sign of induce roll or other ill effects.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2017, 11:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,064
Posted By tomkk
:) :)

:) :)
Forum: RV-12 10-06-2017, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,582
Posted By tomkk
First time I've heard of this - I've never seen...

First time I've heard of this - I've never seen ithappen in my -12 ...
Forum: RV-12 10-05-2017, 07:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,267
Posted By tomkk
Yup, Rusty Pilots course was my first stop after...

Yup, Rusty Pilots course was my first stop after coming out of a 30 flying "retirement". They do a pretty nice job ...
Forum: RV-12 09-30-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 746
Posted By tomkk
Can't imagine why that would be a problem as long...

Can't imagine why that would be a problem as long as it stays clear everything in the area. But, not sure why it would have to be rotated. Mine went in pretty much like it shows in the Figure ...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2017, 06:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,990
Posted By tomkk
I've actually had no problem with the weight...

I've actually had no problem with the weight sticking after several hundred TOs & landings. Cleaned the spot on the wheel well. IIRC, the weights had a thin foam backing that seemed to compensate for...
Forum: RV-12 09-29-2017, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,990
Posted By tomkk
I used one of these...

I used one of these https://www.harborfreight.com/motorcycle-wheel-balancing-stand-98488.html with stick-on weights I got at the auto supply store. Worked great and felt no need to spin it up. If...
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2017, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,206
Posted By tomkk
All true, but I was mostly responding to the...

All true, but I was mostly responding to the rules-of-thumb folks were referring to. Just reminding folks that was adjustable in our Skyview system
Forum: RV-12 09-26-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,206
Posted By tomkk
From the Skyview installation manual: "Hobbs time...

From the Skyview installation manual:
"Hobbs time is a simple timer that runs whenever the oil pressure is above 15 PSI or the engine is above 0 RPM. " "RPM is used when calculating tach time." "Tach...
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2017, 08:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,206
Posted By tomkk
The Rotax maintenance schedule uses Hobbs time...

The Rotax maintenance schedule uses Hobbs time ("All time during which the engine is running is counted towards the total number of operating hours. The time is counted irrespective of the load...
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2017, 09:50 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,864
Posted By tomkk
Good point ...

Good point ...
Forum: RV-12 09-25-2017, 05:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,864
Posted By tomkk
I had a similar problem. Replacing the sensor...

I had a similar problem. Replacing the sensor corrected mine ...
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