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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 550
Posted By Tacco
First Flight RV-12 N12SM

...On New Years Day. After 18 months of build time. Flew great! No surprises. Rudder trim needs adjusted. No heavy wing. Finished half of PAP FT-1. Still grinning....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By Tacco
First flight complete. I set the trim speed as...

First flight complete. I set the trim speed as Scott suggested above. Felt good slow and fast air speeds.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By Tacco
Scott, do you have any recommendations for speed...

Scott, do you have any recommendations for speed settings to use?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-27-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,161
Posted By Tacco
Aft window - One of the last things you want to...

Aft window - One of the last things you want to do. The stresses that would put on the window aside, you’ll have a million reasons to reach back there to do stuff even if you delayed attaching the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-27-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
Posted By Tacco
Dynon AP Trim Speed

With the Dynon AP Control Panel installed, my trim tab speed is about twice as fast as “normal”. 15 seconds versus 25-30 seconds stop to stop. I understand the reasons for this. My question is does...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,752
Posted By Tacco
Never thought to check geometry of nose gear....

Never thought to check geometry of nose gear.

In any event, taxied from the right seat today and sure enough, pulled slightly right. It’s about the same when I sit on the left side and it pulls...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,752
Posted By Tacco
David's right. The reason given is that the Matco...

David's right. The reason given is that the Matco bearing grease seals are not supposed to rotate with the wheel. This generates a small amount of rotational drag hence the torque required to turn...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,752
Posted By Tacco
Same left pulling problem here. Put in .5 degree...

Same left pulling problem here. Put in .5 degree shim to correct a left toe-out condition, alignment is now dead nuts on. Tire pressures are identical. Even measured break away torque of wheels - 8...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Tacco
No one told me to comply with the AD. I think my...

No one told me to comply with the AD. I think my point was that without Van's and Rotax supporting their products, I would have never known there was a safety issue affecting my aircraft documented...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Tacco
…for their non-certified engines. Fortunately,...

…for their non-certified engines.

Fortunately, Van’s is looking out for us and covered this in their SB 17-10-14. And if you’re registered with ROTAX, you get their bulletins as well. And for my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2018, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Tacco
ELSA's, Airworthiness Directives, and Form 8130-6

I learned something today...ok, its a low bar.

While working with my DAR (Gary Brown) filling out the 8130-6 correctly, he had me insert the number of the biweekly series of the AD Supplement (found...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-31-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,557
Posted By Tacco
I have the exact same problem as David but I’m...

I have the exact same problem as David but I’m not so lucky as not having the the flap handle in the detent. After much investigation, turns out my flaperon handle pushrod is 5/32 too long. Don’t...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-22-2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,383
Posted By Tacco
Mike, did you have to file the front spars?

Mike, did you have to file the front spars?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-21-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,383
Posted By Tacco
Rob, I thought this problem was solved, it isn't....

Rob, I thought this problem was solved, it isn't. I'm seeing exactly what you describe above. Question is: how did you decide which stubs to file down. Did you actually end up filing the front spar...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2018, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,229
Posted By Tacco
Data Plate

What date do I use on the Data Plate and do I have to mount it before the Airworthiness Inspection?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,299
Posted By Tacco
RV-12 Builders Conducting Own First Flight...

How many have done it?
Did you have transition training?
How'd it go?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 860
Posted By Tacco
I'm in White Salmon. Build essentially complete,...

I'm in White Salmon. Build essentially complete, just finished paint. Waiting for a hanger.

Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 827
Posted By Tacco
Step Caps

I think I saw where the 12i has end caps for the WD-1233L&R steps. Anyone know the part number?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,279
Posted By Tacco
I checked my plans (12 not 12i) and the part...

I checked my plans (12 not 12i) and the part numbers on my drawings are reversed, i.e. they are correct, they work with the part numbers on the hardware. Appears to be a 12i drawing labeling mistake....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-10-2018, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By Tacco
Thanks guys. How about the fiberglass canopy...

Thanks guys. How about the fiberglass canopy fairing where it transitions to Plexiglas. I'm concerned that the solvents in the paint will damage the canopy. My inclination is to mask it so that the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-04-2018, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By Tacco
Preparing RV-12 Fiberglass for Paint

Getting ready to paint. The fiberglass parts I have are the newer version that appear to be primed already. Doesn't look like Gelcoat. They are of pretty good quality, only a few pin holes plus the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,498
Posted By Tacco
I ordered two yards and had a lot left over. BTW,...

I ordered two yards and had a lot left over. BTW, I initially installed the Viking pre-formed shroud only to rip it off and layup one per the plans. It wasn't too difficult and you'll never get one...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By Tacco
Red face Drilling Spinner

Reviewing the KAI before I align and drill the spinner. My spinner is opaque. Is there a trick here? Do you drill the spinner plates first and use magnetic balls to find the holes or what? How did...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,421
Posted By Tacco
Seems reasonable. :)

Seems reasonable. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,421
Posted By Tacco
Throttle Shaft Nut Torque

Just replaced my throttle return springs. Anyone know where to find the torque value for the throttle shaft nut?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 837
Posted By Tacco
Drilling Wing Doubler for BSPQ-5 Rivets

Just curious...but Van's just issued this plans change:

"Page 17-02 Rev 2: In Step 4, changed “Final-Drill #22” to “Final-Drill #20.” "

That was a while ago for me and for the life of me I can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By Tacco
Thanks Scott.

Thanks Scott.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By Tacco
Thanks, found the reference where you said it...

Thanks, found the reference where you said it would be. Good enough for me. I've read here and there in the forum that there is a 25 hour inspection requirement on these bolts. Have you come across...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-26-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By Tacco
Engine Mount to Case Bolt Torque

This has been discussed before but ....can anyone tell me definitively where to find the specified torque. The plans say to see the Rotax Illustrated Parts Catalog. I have searched this document...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,096
Posted By Tacco
You’d probably have to run the designers stress...

You’d probably have to run the designers stress analysis software to find out if there is any difference stress wise. My guess is that it makes no appreciable difference. I think access to the hinge...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,096
Posted By Tacco
Van's says "no big deal" with respect to the...

Van's says "no big deal" with respect to the front rib orientation. Although I'm sure doing it per plans is preferred. BTW, I suspect the aft ribs are oriented the way they are because, if I recall...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,096
Posted By Tacco
Red face A search of the forum seems to indicate the...

A search of the forum seems to indicate the flanges are oriented outward for ease of riveting (driven rivets) and its not a structural issue. I paid close attention to rib configuration and flange...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,096
Posted By Tacco
Forward ribs....You boys have me worried...

Forward ribs....You boys have me worried now....lets ask Vans.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,096
Posted By Tacco
Good call guys. Thank you. There should be four...

Good call guys. Thank you. There should be four 470s on that hinge. I fixed mine today. Thanks!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-22-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,096
Posted By Tacco
Yes, gussets on the bottom too, four total.

Yes, gussets on the bottom too, four total.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,096
Posted By Tacco
I drilled through the spar cap to ensure...

I drilled through the spar cap to ensure alignment. The risk of not doing it that way far exceeded the inconsequential effects of 6 #40 holes in the spar cap. Think of all the lightening holes in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,096
Posted By Tacco
Done. Followed the instructions except that I...

Done. Followed the instructions except that I drilled the control horn off the stabilator on a drill press the reinstalled to match drill the doubler and spar cap. Pretty beefy compared to old...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,096
Posted By Tacco
Thanks everyone. Doesn’t seem all that hard. Will...

Thanks everyone. Doesn’t seem all that hard. Will let you know how it goes.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2018, 09:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,096
Posted By Tacco
Installing SB 18-02-02

Starting this tomorrow, studying the instructions tonight.

What is the measurement on Figure 8 about center page ( “1/2”). Looks like an arrow is missing(?). Looks like it refers to distance of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,211
Posted By Tacco
Sorry Dave, didn’t see your earlier post that you...

Sorry Dave, didn’t see your earlier post that you weren’t there yet. Thank you for the pics though!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,211
Posted By Tacco
Thanks David! The skins you show though are not...

Thanks David! The skins you show though are not was I was talking about. The RV-12i has rubber seals and a surrounding flange to keep them in place. Got a drawing of that?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,211
Posted By Tacco
RV-12i Part Numbers for Retrofit

Eventually, I'd like to incorporate a few of the RV-12i upgrades into my RV-12. Anyone have the part number for the gussets that cover the roll bar supports in the cockpit? How about the new landing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,383
Posted By Tacco
Smile An update. It was indeed the over-sized rear spar...

An update. It was indeed the over-sized rear spar stub. Pretty much used the procedure Madmaverick mentioned above. Built a wheeled cart for my saw horses to make the wing removal and refitting a one...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-15-2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,383
Posted By Tacco
Thanks guys. Have looked at all of these...

Thanks guys. Have looked at all of these suggestions plus some. No joy. Van's did confirm that the 1207B-25 rear stub spar is the standard issue part, I presume oversize to account for filing and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,383
Posted By Tacco
Thanks guys, here is what i've done/know based on...

Thanks guys, here is what i've done/know based on your suggestions:

-The rollers are correct
-I checked for clearance of the inner support bracket - it clears
-Skins clear, but I will have to trim...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,383
Posted By Tacco
Wing Don't Fit

Hi guys,

I’m sure I’m not the first. I can’t seem to get my wing pins in. They’re not tight, they just plain don’t fit. After some investigation and fiddling around, I thought it might be because...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-07-2017, 02:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,256
Posted By Tacco
Following up… Van’s Support confirms that “all...

Following up…

Van’s Support confirms that “all of the holes in the aft window will need to be match/final drilled to #27”

So Step 6 on page 25A-03 is incomplete and I interpret it to mean “Final...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,256
Posted By Tacco
Thanks guys. This is a good discussion. Gleaning...

Thanks guys. This is a good discussion. Gleaning the experience and expertise of others is exactly why I come here and what makes this forum valuable. Remember that why I asked this question...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,256
Posted By Tacco
Reading through this entire section to understand...

Reading through this entire section to understand the context, is precisely what I'm doing. Haven't even taken the window down off the shelf yet. When the plans say "Final-Drill #27 the remaining #30...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2017, 06:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,256
Posted By Tacco
Thanks guys. I think Paul had it right the...

Thanks guys.

I think Paul had it right the first time though. The holes in the roll bar and window were already "final drilled" to #36 in step 2. By "Final drill #27 the remaining #30 holes" in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,256
Posted By Tacco
Tapping Plexiglass Rear Window - Really?

About to fit and install the back window. Plans say to tap both the window and the rollover structure for the attachment screws. As paranoid as I am to avoiding any sharp edges on plexigalss...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By Tacco
Drilling Flaperon

I'm getting ready to align and drill the flaperon torque tubes - Section 32-09,10. Any reason I can't do this by installing one wing at a time? Shop space makes it difficult to install both without...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-30-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By Tacco
Thanks guys. Here's what the entire wing tip...

Thanks guys. Here's what the entire wing tip turned out....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By Tacco
Sorry, working on it.

Sorry, working on it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2017, 02:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,491
Posted By Tacco
RV-12 Wing Tips

I guess there's just so much you can do with aluminum. Here is what my wing tip fit looks like at the forward corner. not done fitting yet, but did your's look like this? Did you fill with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,203
Posted By Tacco
Retrofit. Call Van's today to ask about...

Retrofit. Call Van's today to ask about retrofit-abilty today. My fuselage is complete and just ordered the finish kit last week! (I think I am, or close to, the last RV-12 order).

Apparently, the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,762
Posted By Tacco
Anything disadvantage to just sealing from the...

Anything disadvantage to just sealing from the cockpit side? Sure would make it easier to clean the engine side of the firewall. Would look better too.
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