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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 803
Posted By John-G
Jeff ... Curious... Do you have the static...

Jeff ...

Curious... Do you have the static suppressor installed inline between the antenna cable and the antenna?

Also wondering if the antenna touches the rear window and possibly picking ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 20,918
Posted By John-G
I too had second thoughts about drilling holes...

I too had second thoughts about drilling holes into the nose gear tubing ... so I decided to not install the nose gear leg fairing at all. Any potential speed gains I may lose by not installing the...
Forum: Safety 02-17-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,094
Posted By John-G
Felix, If the right side EGT plummeted at the...

Felix,

If the right side EGT plummeted at the time of your incident, for sure the right side of the engine went rich.

There are only a few things that can contribute to one carb suddenly going rich...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1,322
Views: 314,770
Posted By John-G
Looks like the pedal extensions printed nicely...

Looks like the pedal extensions printed nicely Steve.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Posted By John-G
Ted, Have you viewed any of the numerous...

Ted,

Have you viewed any of the numerous training videos Dynon has made for the SkyView?

Links available at the Dynon site or on YouTube.

I found them to be an excellent resource.
Forum: Safety 02-12-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,094
Posted By John-G
Felix, Very early in my flight testing I had a...

Felix,

Very early in my flight testing I had a similar incident with my 912ULS powered RV-12. In my case, at around 300 feet during a 65-70 knot climb out, the RPM's went instantly from 5,200 to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2020, 08:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,826
Posted By John-G
Lon, Joe Gores pointed out the flaw in my...

Lon,

Joe Gores pointed out the flaw in my suggestion of reversing the tow bar and pulling the aircraft into your hangar by using a rope or cable tied onto the tow bar. Should the tail begin to move...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-27-2020, 07:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,084
Posted By John-G
My bushing, originally set in blue Loctite, came...

My bushing, originally set in blue Loctite, came lose after only a few hours on the engine. At the time, I installed a new bushing using Proseal as the adhesive ... so far it has held up quite well.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,826
Posted By John-G
reverse the tow bar

Lon-

Was reading this thread earlier today and it got me thinking of how I would try to accomplish backing my RV-12 into a hangar while fighting a slight uphill grade without spending a ton of money...
Forum: Fiberglass 01-09-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,754
Posted By John-G
Don't know if this good technique or not ... I...

Don't know if this good technique or not ... I cut up a 16 oz water bottle so I have a 2" plastic "scoop" that I leave in the bag. Scoop some microballs into the bottle bottom not overfilling and...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-09-2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,937
Posted By John-G
I too went with a synthetic ATF fluid ... except...

I too went with a synthetic ATF fluid ... except I chose Amsoil multi-vehicle synthetic ATF because it has a slightly higher flash point of 453. Have been using it for three years ... without any...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,004
Posted By John-G
Ditto what Sam said. About a week prior to my...

Ditto what Sam said. About a week prior to my interview with the FSDO, sent the inspector a link to my builder's blog. The day of the "interview" I showed up with two thick binders .... one being...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2020, 08:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,460
Posted By John-G
For those considering adding a second landing...

For those considering adding a second landing light in the left wing after phase one is completed on their E-LSA RV-12 so they can have the benefits of wig-wag ... it is doable. Running the wires...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,264
Posted By John-G
Just got done setting up a $135 remote GSM relay...

Just got done setting up a $135 remote GSM relay switch for myself. I went with a Kiao Time Model KT-G3-AU (which I can't find a link to a good online photo). The switch has two separate...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-28-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 776
Posted By John-G
Vinyl tubing standoff

I've used a piece of vinyl tubing and a wire tie wrapped back on itself as a standoff from time to time with great success. Sometimes you get lucky and can use one of Van's tooling holes to your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,097
Posted By John-G
Major Tom - Below are a couple of links to my...

Major Tom -

Below are a couple of links to my blog that show the micro switch. As you will read I broke one by stepping on it accidentally and if memory serves me I just ordered the replacement from...
Forum: COMM 12-02-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By John-G
Jim- As you have apparently discovered ... not...

Jim-

As you have apparently discovered ... not all USB charging ports are created equally. Some units generate way more electrical noise than others. I think the root of the problem is if a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 33,982
Posted By John-G
I replaced my good working floats with the new...

I replaced my good working floats with the new ones (with the shorter brass sleeve) when they were first made available in the hopes I could forget about checking the floats regularly and only do it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By John-G
At the time I installed my AN8 oil lines to the...

At the time I installed my AN8 oil lines to the oil tank, the Rotax manual stated the torque was 18.8 foot pounds. I used that value for all the AN8 fittings and have not had any leaks or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,089
Posted By John-G
Sclookout - Apparently roughly three years ago...

Sclookout -

Apparently roughly three years ago or so Gesipa changed the part numbers for their product line of PolyGrip multigrip rivets and also changed the grip ranges.

You will want to visit...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,563
Posted By John-G
Dave - Congratulations on your progress ......

Dave -

Congratulations on your progress ... looks like you will be in the air very soon.

Wishing a you a fun and exciting ... but uneventful first flight.

Happy Flying,
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,890
Posted By John-G
Backcountry- Very early on during my initial...

Backcountry-

Very early on during my initial flight testing (something like the third flight or so with fall temps like we are having now) I had something similar happen during takeoff. I was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-12-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,008
Posted By John-G
Jim Because the CarbMate uses one carb as a...

Jim

Because the CarbMate uses one carb as a reference, the user does not actually know what the actual vacuum reading of each carb really is (which is usually not an issue). However, if there is a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,259
Posted By John-G
Ed- I too have the version of the #2 exhaust...

Ed-

I too have the version of the #2 exhaust pipe that requires replacement. I've had the new replacement pipe for weeks and have just been waiting to perform the swap when doing an oil change .......
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,096
Posted By John-G
David- Yes, .... The Rotax 912ULS has a slip...

David-

Yes, .... The Rotax 912ULS has a slip clutch consisting of stacked plates very akin to a wet motorcycle clutch ... with the exception there is no mechanical release. The stacked plates are...
Forum: ADS-B 10-03-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 950
Posted By John-G
Niner- The ADSB antenna is mounted on the bottom...

Niner-

The ADSB antenna is mounted on the bottom of the RV-12 fuselage. Below is a link to section 53 which covers the instillation of the ADSB antenna. The info covers instillation of the older 470...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-29-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 735
Posted By John-G
Edward, The following is directly from the Rotax...

Edward,

The following is directly from the Rotax 912 heavy maintenance manual.

Trigger coil assignment (on the 912 Series)
Trigger coil A1/2 serves the top spark plug of cylinder 1 and 2
Trigger...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 496
Posted By John-G
David- Not at the hangar to make a measurement...

David-

Not at the hangar to make a measurement of the stabilator cable directly for you, but almost certain the cable is 1/8". However, I can say the Burroughs BT-33-75D cable tension gauge will do...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-25-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By John-G
Ted, Good advice given by others. I would like...

Ted,

Good advice given by others.

I would like to add a couple of thoughts.

First ... I found if one builds two 25" sawhorses per the plans it will support the fuselage just fine, however it will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 663
Posted By John-G
Rich- During the build of my RV-12 without the...

Rich-

During the build of my RV-12 without the fuel tank installed, I pressurized fuel lines between the firewall and the tank using an air compressor to 55" of water (approximately 2 psi) using a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,877
Posted By John-G
Rv3flyer- Before getting draconian with the aft...

Rv3flyer-

Before getting draconian with the aft edge of the flaperons first take a look at the cantilevered portion of the wing skins that extend aft of the wing's rear spar.

Use a straight edge...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-08-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,619
Posted By John-G
Wheel pants .. check. Easy access to valve stem .. fail.

I too have seen speed increases after recently installing wheel pants and gear leg /intersection fairings on my RV-12. My airspeed increases appear to be in line with those previously mentioned.

But...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By John-G
Regarding the pulled rivets used on the RV-12...

Regarding the pulled rivets used on the RV-12 .... actually, there are some exceptions to the above statement. In particular, one that immediately comes to mind is the use of CCR264SS-3-2 rivets to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By John-G
Subpar- It has been a while but if memory serves...

Subpar-

It has been a while but if memory serves me correctly, I believe the AACQ-4-4 rivet has a 120° angle.

You could easily verify that by countersinking a piece of scrap metal using a 120°...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,622
Posted By John-G
Mike, Just a few thoughts. I suppose before...

Mike,

Just a few thoughts.

I suppose before digging in and troubleshooting in earnest, it would be an easy matter to swap the temperature probes and determine if the right probe itself is really...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-17-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,144
Posted By John-G
TB- I built two workbenches 6'x3' and found they...

TB-

I built two workbenches 6'x3' and found they worked nicely for my RV-12 build. Built a third smaller workbench not quite as deep dedicated to power tools ... Scotch-Brite wheel station, drill...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-17-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By John-G
Dabney- Now that you have verified the sensors...

Dabney-

Now that you have verified the sensors are not wonky, I would look into the wiring next.

Suggest you make a test wire with a fast on connector for the sensor end and crimp a new DB...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,081
Posted By John-G
Roy, The fit will become even tighter if your...

Roy,

The fit will become even tighter if your painter puts a thick layer of paint on each of the horns where they meet. I had mine painted but told the painter to go easy where the two horns mate....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,871
Posted By John-G
Ed - Depends ... I did not Proseal the rear...

Ed -

Depends ... I did not Proseal the rear window to the turtle deck because my RV-12 has the old flat Lexan material that is under constant stress from the bends. I figure eventually it will begin...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,039
Posted By John-G
Oophda - The standard landing light supplied by...

Oophda -

The standard landing light supplied by Van's for the RV-12 is made by Aeroleds. The pulse feature is built into the Aeroleds light NOT THE SWITCH. If power is applied to the power wire on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-09-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By John-G
John Have a look at post 43 in the following...

John
Have a look at post 43 in the following thread. I think it has the info you are looking...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 934
Posted By John-G
I've been using Loctite LB771 Nickel Anti-Seize...

I've been using Loctite LB771 Nickel Anti-Seize which is rated to 2,400 degrees on the exhaust joints of my RV-12. Sounds like it is similar to the Permatex product previously mentioned.

The main...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,141
Posted By John-G
Don- Could not agree any more with Larry ......

Don-

Could not agree any more with Larry ... wiring the the RV-12 instrument panel is, for the most part, a snap in that virtually everything is connectorized. It is NOT a daunting task ... just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,439
Posted By John-G
Shimuneka, My RV-12 build was the second...

Shimuneka,

My RV-12 build was the second airplane I was involved with building. During the first build, it quickly became apparent having wheels on all the work benches, tables and parts racks is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,163
Posted By John-G
try waxed cord

I tried using double sticky tape but one of the backing strips fell off ... so I decided to try a different tact which worked out really well.

Find some waxed cord (it can easily be found at arts...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By John-G
I painted mine using JetFlex ... the canopy deck...

I painted mine using JetFlex ... the canopy deck matches my interior color.
Forum: Fuel Injection Systems 06-04-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 417
Posted By John-G
Ross - Do you know if Andrew needed to make any...

Ross -

Do you know if Andrew needed to make any modifications to the RV-12's upper cowling to accommodate the EFI?

This thread will be one to keep a close eye on for those of us not thrilled with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,248
Posted By John-G
When I received my powerplant kit from Van's in...

When I received my powerplant kit from Van's in June of 2015, I received one of the very first kits with the revised exhaust system that moved the muffler a little further aft. So if the powerplant...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 33,982
Posted By John-G
Doug - To answer your question. No ... I have...

Doug -

To answer your question. No ... I have not tested for CO probably not a bad idea to do so.

That said, I have flown very slow steep angles of attack for extended periods of time and have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 33,982
Posted By John-G
Jim - I've had this symptom before this time of...

Jim - I've had this symptom before this time of year ..... even with new floats. I think some of it could be using winter blended auto fuel when the temperatures are becoming summer like. As an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 808
Posted By John-G
Keith - Not sure if the gascolator used on the...

Keith -

Not sure if the gascolator used on the RV-12 (blue anodized aluminum) is the same unit you have .... but if it is, I know Van's stocks the O ring and the fine mesh screen because I've...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,840
Posted By John-G
May just be something as simple as an unbalanced...

May just be something as simple as an unbalanced nose wheel rotating during flight.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,319
Posted By John-G
Jim- Nice job! I like the stand design a...

Jim-

Nice job! I like the stand design a lot!

Only thing I would consider adding is a couple of pins that would prevent the stand from sliding off the 4x4 bases should there be a side load from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,931
Posted By John-G
Steve - To make the rivets on the canopy deck a...

Steve -

To make the rivets on the canopy deck a non-factor, I place a thick piece of flat aluminum directly on the canopy deck then set my level on the flat aluminum. This allows my level to clear...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,216
Posted By John-G
I don't have dual SkyViews ... but looking at...

I don't have dual SkyViews ... but looking at your numbers, I suspect that those readings are typical for a dual SkyView instillation on a Rotax 912 ( which has limited current capabilities from the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By John-G
Tom, Thanks for pointing that out. My SH...

Tom, Thanks for pointing that out. My SH regulator is working so well I have not needed to research regulators any more .... did not know there were newer models from SH. After a fast look at the SH...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,191
Posted By John-G
Tom - There are two versions of the Silent...

Tom -

There are two versions of the Silent Hektik regulator that are commonly used on Rotax installations. The older style is the F4112 and it has a steady non-stepping output that is below 14...
Forum: Primers 04-28-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 867
Posted By John-G
Mike- It has not been mentioned yet so I'll put...

Mike-

It has not been mentioned yet so I'll put this out there for your consideration. It is possible to place unused portions of Akzo in the freezer for short term later use ... ideally within a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,554
Posted By John-G
Mike - Were you burning mogas??? If so, perhaps...

Mike -

Were you burning mogas??? If so, perhaps a little experimenting would shed light on the issue. Assuming you are running mogas ... it would be interesting if you can repeat the high ff...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,787
Posted By John-G
Jeff- I sent you a PM ... I can give you 1K...

Jeff-

I sent you a PM ... I can give you 1K LP4-3 rivets free you pay the USPS flat rate on the small box. Send me you phone number and we can work out the details.
Forum: Primers 04-26-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,495
Posted By John-G
Ben- There is a company out of Chicago called...

Ben-

There is a company out of Chicago called Sanchem that makes two products that are conversion coatings much the same as Alodine. The products are much more environmentally friendly than Alodine,...
Forum: Primers 04-24-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,087
Posted By John-G
I only washed just few parts with Dawn. I decided...

I only washed just few parts with Dawn. I decided to take another tact which worked for the Akzo primer I used.

While handling parts I tried, for the most part, to make it a point to wear gloves...
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