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Forum: RV-12 04-11-2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 445
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 04-06-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
Posted By Tacco
Seems reasonable. :)

Seems reasonable. :)
Forum: RV-12 04-05-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 695
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 03-27-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 491
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 03-27-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By Tacco
Thanks Scott.

Thanks Scott.
Forum: RV-12 03-27-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
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 03-26-2018, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
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 02-26-2018, 01:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,993
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 02-26-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,993
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 02-25-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,993
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 02-24-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,993
Posted By Tacco
Forward ribs....You boys have me worried...

Forward ribs....You boys have me worried now....lets ask Vans.
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,993
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 02-22-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,993
Posted By Tacco
Yes, gussets on the bottom too, four total.

Yes, gussets on the bottom too, four total.
Forum: RV-12 02-21-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,993
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 02-21-2018, 06:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,993
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 02-20-2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,993
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 02-19-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,993
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 02-17-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
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 02-16-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
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 02-16-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 957
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 01-20-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,537
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 01-15-2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,537
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 01-13-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,537
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 01-13-2018, 05:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,537
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 11-07-2017, 01:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,589
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 11-04-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,589
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 11-04-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,589
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 11-03-2017, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,589
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 11-03-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,589
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 10-15-2017, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
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 07-30-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,258
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 07-29-2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,258
Posted By Tacco
Sorry, working on it.

Sorry, working on it.
Forum: RV-12 07-29-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,258
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, 11:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,086
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 07-01-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,030
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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