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Forum: Safety Yesterday, 03:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,473
Posted By DaleB
Got my results back via email today. I used a a...

Got my results back via email today. I used a a short term test, left it for three days with the basement mostly closed up since that's how we normally keep it. 3.1 pCi/L. Is radon is the devil...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,091
Posted By DaleB
No, in fact I didn't know that. I'll shut up...

No, in fact I didn't know that. I'll shut up now. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 08:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,091
Posted By DaleB
Not to mention Sonexes, Zeniths, the odd Thorp...

Not to mention Sonexes, Zeniths, the odd Thorp here and there, and who-knows-how-many others.
Forum: RV-12 02-17-2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By DaleB
Don't get me wrong, I also appreciate the amount...

Don't get me wrong, I also appreciate the amount of time and effort Van's is investing to make sure the RV-12 is a solid long term airframe. Improvements have been continual, and as potential weak...
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By DaleB
Sigh... another SB or two and my hopes of a...

Sigh... another SB or two and my hopes of a quick condition inspection this year will be fading. At least we'll have the whole stabilator assembly on the bench anyway.

</grump>
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-14-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By DaleB
Easy to swap in a pin-compatible regulator with a...

Easy to swap in a pin-compatible regulator with a better max supply rating. I'd suggest a series diode on the supply input to protect against reversed power; you have no idea how many people managed...
Forum: RV-12 02-12-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By DaleB
I found that the same wrench I use for the filter...

I found that the same wrench I use for the filter on my Harley works great for the RV-12 also. I use a 3/8 extension and flex handle with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,348
Posted By DaleB
I like to do a few laps around the pattern,...

I like to do a few laps around the pattern, preferably somewhere no one is watching. Special attention to centerline alignment and touchdown point. I figure if I have to touch the throttle after I...
Forum: Safety 02-09-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,473
Posted By DaleB
I may just be completely ignorant, but after...

I may just be completely ignorant, but after doing so I'm more inclined to remediate radon in the house if the levels are elevated. I really have virtually no formal education in chemistry, but...
Forum: Safety 02-06-2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,473
Posted By DaleB
Another thanks for the thread. My $13 short term...

Another thanks for the thread. My $13 short term test kit arrived today, and the little tray of charcoal is now sitting in my basement... where I've been spending a lot more time lately building...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,246
Posted By DaleB
There is a pretty sound argument for using a...

There is a pretty sound argument for using a different brand of backup for an EFIS or other critical system. For the same reasons, I'd think about different battery chemistry for the backup if you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,587
Posted By DaleB
That was my exact philosophy as well. :) But...

That was my exact philosophy as well. :) But yeah, airsickness is probably not a big danger sign.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,587
Posted By DaleB
Speaking from personal experience -- that, my...

Speaking from personal experience -- that, my friend, can a highly dangerous attitude. If you think you might need to talk to your doc, then by all means talk to your doc.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,045
Posted By DaleB
Hey, in the 70s and 80s we thought electric...

Hey, in the 70s and 80s we thought electric powered cars were impossible too. If you'd described the current crop of batteries back then you'd have been regarded as a crackpot. My cell phone has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2018, 02:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,045
Posted By DaleB
And don't forget recharge time. I can refuel...

And don't forget recharge time. I can refuel with mogas or 100LL in five minutes. How long would it take to charge an electrical power source with enough power for a couple of hours' worth of...
Forum: RV-6/6A 01-21-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,479
Posted By DaleB
I think "naptha" is a generic term used to...

I think "naptha" is a generic term used to describe a wide range of petroleum products.
Forum: RV-12 01-21-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,340
Posted By DaleB
• Are you really burning 6 GPH as measured by...

• Are you really burning 6 GPH as measured by replenishing fuel or are you looking at fuel flow on D-180?
Yes, I'm really burning in excess of 6 GPH. Usually 6.5 or more if I'm pushing 5300 RPM. My...
Forum: RV-12 01-21-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,340
Posted By DaleB
That's how I'm set up. The only time I see WOT...

That's how I'm set up. The only time I see WOT is during takeoff and climb, the rest of the time I have to throttle back some. My static ground RPM is right at 5K, as I recall. Maybe a tad higher....
Forum: RV-12 01-20-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,340
Posted By DaleB
So a comment, and a question. I flew with the...

So a comment, and a question.

I flew with the Van's winterization kit installed today for the first time. I was able to get the radiator cover plate on without removing the lower cowl. I pulled...
Forum: RV-12 01-20-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,473
Posted By DaleB
Tomorrow it's supposed to get clear up to 40...

Tomorrow it's supposed to get clear up to 40 here!! Feels like summer after the past couple weeks of mostly subzero and below-freezing weather.

You have no idea how badly I'd love to attend a...
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By DaleB
I haven't had much trouble with the stock seat,...

I haven't had much trouble with the stock seat, but my wife isn't fond of them for much over an hour or two either. When we were going through the process with our motorcycle, we tried a fancy seat...
Forum: RV-12 01-18-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By DaleB
My electrical system diagram shows purple wire...

My electrical system diagram shows purple wire K766 splitting into K315 routed to the A ignition module, and K767 routed to the B ignition module
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By DaleB
I'm going to take a wild, slightly educated guess...

I'm going to take a wild, slightly educated guess here.

If you found it in a hangar, and there are several interconnected assemblies like that on a pole, I'm going to guess it's a collinear VHF...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,006
Posted By DaleB
But they might...

But they might (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton), you never know.
Forum: Tools 01-17-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By DaleB
The bench I got when I bought my partially...

The bench I got when I bought my partially completed RV-7 project has retractable wheels. Very similar setup, without the "foot lever" board. Just pull up on the end of the bench and the wheels...
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2018, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,201
Posted By DaleB
I bought some rubber U-channel and put it on the...

I bought some rubber U-channel and put it on the wing instead of foam on the fuselage. Will probably go back to foam if/when we repaint, but it's working fine.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-10-2018, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,843
Posted By DaleB
I added AoA to my Dynon D180-equipped RV-12. All...

I added AoA to my Dynon D180-equipped RV-12. All it took was a single blind rivet in the wing (sensing port), and tubing to connect it to the Dynon. After using AoA for a few flights, I...
Forum: Tools 01-09-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 608
Posted By DaleB
Pretty slick! I haven't seen anything like that...

Pretty slick! I haven't seen anything like that before. I use the one pictured below in the garage and the hangar, but that looks like something that would be nice to have along on X/C trips. ...
Forum: RV-12 01-09-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,187
Posted By DaleB
Man, when I get my X-Wing finished you'll be in...

Man, when I get my X-Wing finished you'll be in deep doo-doo.

:D
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-07-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,201
Posted By DaleB
The Bender baffle is applicable only to the...

The Bender baffle is applicable only to the RV-12. Sorry guys, it's not for "real" airplanes. :)

I hear you about the hangar... mine is a corrugated metal, unheated T-hangar with a big vent on...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-06-2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,201
Posted By DaleB
Me? About 180-ish in cruise, but only after I...

Me? About 180-ish in cruise, but only after I got the oil warmed up with a long climb. It stayed around 180 or so after that while in cruise flight. CHT never broke 165. And when you pull back...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-06-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,201
Posted By DaleB
-9C when I got to the airport today. That wasn't...

-9C when I got to the airport today. That wasn't too bad, it's the warmest it's been here for a couple of weeks. Unfortunately, the power outlets in the hangar are INOP. Don't know when that...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-05-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By DaleB
Ha!! Perfect, thanks for pointing that out. ...

Ha!! Perfect, thanks for pointing that out. That's exactly what I am doing, plus a couple of 6" long cracks that will be easy to fix. I found the 11/17 and 2/18 issues laying around here, but just...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-04-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By DaleB
Thanks, guys. No, there are no extra layers...

Thanks, guys. No, there are no extra layers anywhere... pants were done per plans by the builder. I figure by the time I'm done there will be an extra layer or two all around, at least on the back...
Forum: RV-12 01-04-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,040
Posted By DaleB
Only because you can't put the third wheel in the...

Only because you can't put the third wheel in the back. :)
Forum: Fiberglass 01-04-2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By DaleB
Wheel pant repair -- how many layers?

We recently discovered a chunk missing from the rear of the wheel opening in our nose wheel pant, and a couple of trailing cracks. My guess would be a chunk of gravel or something dragged through by...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,544
Posted By DaleB
Easier to just eliminate all pilots from your...

Easier to just eliminate all pilots from your pool of liability. Even if that means you lose all your pilot customers, it's still a vanishingly small percentage of your business.
Forum: RV-12 01-04-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,723
Posted By DaleB
Unless someone has taken your money and not...

Unless someone has taken your money and not delivered what they were supposed to deliver. In that case you definitely want to run out of patience within the credit card dispute period.
Forum: RV-12 01-04-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,040
Posted By DaleB
Gotcha. I think that answer makes sense, to the...

Gotcha. I think that answer makes sense, to the degree that any of it can. And it's good news, in the sense that I don't need to change my presentation, and now I can say why that statement is true...
Forum: RV-12 01-04-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,040
Posted By DaleB
That would be good, thanks. I'm certainly not...

That would be good, thanks. I'm certainly not saying that you, Mel, Brian Carpenter and everyone else who says the exact same thing are wrong. It would make sense, as much as any federal regulation...
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,040
Posted By DaleB
That's what I have heard and read in some forum...

That's what I have heard and read in some forum discussions, but does anyone have an actual reference for that? I found some language in 8130.2J about requiring that the airplane meet LSA...
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,273
Posted By DaleB
I'll take a shot. My disclaimer is, I have...

I'll take a shot. My disclaimer is, I have absolutely zero personal experience with dynamic prop balancers. I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn last night, but I have spent a few decades screwing around...
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2018, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,863
Posted By DaleB
How does it fly, and do you have a trim tab or...

How does it fly, and do you have a trim tab or wedge?

I've noticed that some days I need a boot-full of rudder and sometimes the occasional tap of the brake to keep it straight while taxiing; other...
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By DaleB
Seconded. I had my tank out to install all of...

Seconded. I had my tank out to install all of the SBs, and repainted it with epoxy primer while it was out. After re-installing I had erratic and intermittent fuel level indications from the float...
Forum: RV-12 01-01-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,914
Posted By DaleB
You poor, poor babies. -4 here at the moment,...

You poor, poor babies. -4 here at the moment, and I don't think it's been above zero since last week. Nice and sunny, though. Looks like a perfect day to go fly. Last night was -15...
Forum: RV-12 12-30-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 108,852
Posted By DaleB
I seem to recall they were 8mm... but I wouldn't...

I seem to recall they were 8mm... but I wouldn't swear to it in court. I used a 3/8 drive like the Harbor Freight link above, with an extension and torque wrench.
Forum: RV-12 12-29-2017, 10:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,264
Posted By DaleB
Mine departed somewhere around 200-ish hours. I...

Mine departed somewhere around 200-ish hours. I don't know what the original builder used to secure it, but I used Proseal on the replacement.


BTW... I am just baffled by the recommendation to...
Forum: Tools 12-28-2017, 04:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,629
Posted By DaleB
Wow, what a score! What's it need for power? ...

Wow, what a score! What's it need for power? The few times I have had a chance to pick up something ridiculously great like that, it required power that I just couldn't swing.
Forum: RV-12 12-23-2017, 08:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,040
Posted By DaleB
Or anywhere else, for guys who aren't covered by...

Or anywhere else, for guys who aren't covered by Basic Med. There are some of us who are still vertical.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,078
Posted By DaleB
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garmin#Founding_and_...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garmin#Founding_and_growth

Looks like 20 years ago they had moved somewhat beyond the folding table stage.
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,059
Posted By DaleB
Jim, welcome to VAF. You're going to love the...

Jim, welcome to VAF. You're going to love the 12. Good advice to get yourself up to speed on the service bulletins. I would suggest printing them out so you can go through each one when your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,765
Posted By DaleB
Jeff, That sucks. My condolences. That's...

Jeff,

That sucks. My condolences. That's really all I can offer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By DaleB
They all do, as far as I know. Mine is wifi only...

They all do, as far as I know. Mine is wifi only and has GPS.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2017, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By DaleB
Galaxy Tab S2, 8. Readable in a bright sunlit...

Galaxy Tab S2, 8. Readable in a bright sunlit cockpit, fits the same mounts as an iPad Mini gen 1-3. Fast, good internal GPS.
Forum: ADS-B 12-06-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,019
Posted By DaleB
I also have the D-180 panel. I simply moved the...

I also have the D-180 panel. I simply moved the wire feeding the 12V power point from the hot side of the master relay to the switched side, and replaced the 12V power point with a dual USB power...
Forum: RV-12 11-24-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,405
Posted By DaleB
Wait, what melted a piston? The only fuel on...

Wait, what melted a piston?

The only fuel on field is leaded avgas, so I keep three 5 gallon plastic gas cans in the back of the truck. It's less than a mile from the gas station selling...
Forum: Tip up canopy vs. Sliding canopy 11-21-2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,784
Posted By DaleB
Yes, there is a lot of discussion. I was...

Yes, there is a lot of discussion. I was building an RV-7 slider, for all the reasons Peter mentioned (plus the extra "cool factor" of course). Now I'm flying an RV-12, which is tip-up only. I...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 12:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,530
Posted By DaleB
You know, I've looked and looked, and never seen...

You know, I've looked and looked, and never seen anything indicating specifically what a Corvair engine converted and ready to fly actually weighs. I read a long-ish blog post from WW about it, and...
Forum: ADS-B 11-16-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,000
Posted By DaleB
That's what the Stratus ESG is. The others are...

That's what the Stratus ESG is. The others are standalone boxes that will work with your existing transponder.
Forum: ADS-B 11-16-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,000
Posted By DaleB
I started tracking a bunch of different options,...

I started tracking a bunch of different options, including Trig and Garmin transponders with certified GPS sources, a year or so ago. Here are some I have found, other than uAvionix:

Skyguard TWX...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,303
Posted By DaleB
Depending on the day, Bowie - Space...

Depending on the day,

Bowie - Space Oddity
Golden Earring - Radar Love
ELO - Mr. Blue Sky
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Queen - '39
Forum: RV-12 11-13-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,229
Posted By DaleB
There are no required inspections when building...

There are no required inspections when building (in the USA), just the airworthiness inspection when it's done. When I was building, I invited my EAA chapter Tech Counselor over to check it out from...
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