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Forum: RV-12 04-20-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,344
Posted By Phantom30
Not sure if you have tried this...but I would get...

Not sure if you have tried this...but I would get a “new” set of plugs....also check plug wires (go for the easy stuff first). Put vacuum gauges on and check for leaks. Normally, it is something...
Forum: RV-12 04-09-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 547
Posted By Phantom30
I believe there are two types of software...

I believe there are two types of software upgrades....one for config files (this you want from Van’s); and firmware/software upgrades, which you are speaking of...which you can down load from...
Forum: RV-12 04-08-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,122
Posted By Phantom30
Having “built and supported in USA” is a major...

Having “built and supported in USA” is a major plus point for me..
Forum: RV-12 04-07-2018, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,978
Posted By Phantom30
I took my transition training from Mike (and he...

I took my transition training from Mike (and he is #1); however, my landings were my weak link. Mike likes a pretty close to stall set down which “is” important to able to do...especially if having...
Forum: RV-12 04-06-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,363
Posted By Phantom30
This is definitely my next mod....tired of flying...

This is definitely my next mod....tired of flying for 20/30 minutes wondering why cruise speed is limited...then getting a grin from my buddy when I say “Oh Crap” you didn’t see this.
Forum: RV-12 04-06-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By Phantom30
I believe it is 44 in/lbs...I did mine...

I believe it is 44 in/lbs...I did mine nice-and-tightly (used the removal force minus the pull of gravity of the moon+.00003 % weight of plane)��
Forum: RV-12 03-29-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By Phantom30
I kinda figured “cold” engine to be root...

I kinda figured “cold” engine to be root cause....normally not a problem; however, due to repaving of area in front of hangar. Not able to fire up engine.

Live and learn��
Forum: RV-12 03-28-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By Phantom30
Checking Oil Level

Love to hear a concenses on this....maybe Jolly will jump in.

Oil change as per manual...however, when I check oil level (cold), it is halfway up the stick (middle of recessed part). After getting...
Forum: RV-12 03-24-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 620
Views: 382,009
Posted By Phantom30
Sent you a private message...

Sent you a private message...
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,761
Posted By Phantom30
Tom, The link to order is:...

Tom,

The link to order is: www.motoguzzisales.co.uk/index.htm

The F4112 is the fixed rate regulator, the F4118 is the stepped rate regulator

Also, recommended...is to install a 33,000 uf, 35...
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,761
Posted By Phantom30
They can be ordered through motorcycle shops in...

They can be ordered through motorcycle shops in the UK...motoguzi shop sent me mine.
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,761
Posted By Phantom30
I’m confused......so I can install something else...

I’m confused......so I can install something else to protect my electrical system?

Why not just install a “quality built” “stepped charge rate” regulator/rectifier SH voltage regulator.....that...
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,761
Posted By Phantom30
I guess “shoudn’t“ does not make me feel warm and...

I guess “shoudn’t“ does not make me feel warm and fuzzy! I’ve seen first hand what run-away charging systems can do...this is an area where saving a few bucks doesn’t make sense to me....but, hey. We...
Forum: RV-12 03-21-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,761
Posted By Phantom30
I thought about going this route; however, what...

I thought about going this route; however, what concerned me was when a regulator goes south...there is always a chance it could wreck havoc on “very expensive electronics”....just a thought🤓
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By Phantom30
An “Aux Fuel Pump Switch” is great for on ground...

An “Aux Fuel Pump Switch” is great for on ground work such as regular software updates etc. or when running fuel transfer pump from aux fuel tank (at altitude)....but i’d Keep the aux fuel pump...
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,761
Posted By Phantom30
Very good point....and the reason to upgrade....

Very good point....and the reason to upgrade. Thanks
Forum: RV-12 03-20-2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,761
Posted By Phantom30
Thought i’d Pass on info I received from EarthX...

Thought i’d Pass on info I received from EarthX tech support....there is no need for the “stepped charge regulator” as long as voltage does not exceed 14.4 volts. Meaning the SH fixed rate regulator...
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Phantom30
Thanks for the input...it is my understanding the...

Thanks for the input...it is my understanding the BMS provides various status alerts (I maybe wrong as I have not dug into this); if so...how to configure G3X? FYI...I built E-LSA
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Phantom30
Scott...I was wondering if Van’s has configured a...

Scott...I was wondering if Van’s has configured a battery widget for the EarthX....and wiring input instructions for G3X?
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Phantom30
I have the G3X system too....wondering how to set...

I have the G3X system too....wondering how to set it up?
Forum: RV-12 03-18-2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,761
Posted By Phantom30
Not yet...you bet��, especially with my aux 10...

Not yet...you bet��, especially with my aux 10 gallon fuel tank.

Edit: I use the old military method to check CG...take er up off the runway a foot or two, if it’s not squirrelly, good to go!
Forum: RV-12 03-17-2018, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By Phantom30
-12si..what battery is being used?

Does anyone know which battery is being used in the new -12si.

My reason for asking is....has a BMS widget (EarthX battery) been configured for the G3X?
Forum: RV-12 03-17-2018, 11:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,761
Posted By Phantom30
As I just installed the earthx (while doing SB’s...

As I just installed the earthx (while doing SB’s for tail feathers); I haven’t cranked the engine yet...so haven’t noted how it will perform. As to using the stepped charging SH. I still have the...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2018, 11:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,761
Posted By Phantom30
I ordered both the fix charge rate and stepped...

I ordered both the fix charge rate and stepped charge rate SH regulators. Currently have fix charge rate one installed...has been rock solid; and is a quality product...well worth the expense.

Just...
Forum: RV-12 03-16-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By Phantom30
I can tell you (it was some time ago, and my...

I can tell you (it was some time ago, and my memory...well); van’s Kit plans were very good till this part of the build; however, the finish kit [avionics gave me some fits]. I believe it is because...
Forum: RV-12 03-10-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,480
Posted By Phantom30
Just finished both SB’s for my tail feathers...

Just finished both SB’s for my tail feathers yesterday....now for the fun of reinstalling everything. Will say, I appreciate Van’s for the continued support of our Aircraft.

Timing is...
Forum: RV-12 03-07-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By Phantom30
Aux Fuel Pump RV-12

Can anyone post the Facet fuel pump model# the RV-12 uls kit uses..
Forum: RV-12 02-27-2018, 04:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,082
Posted By Phantom30
They are pretty near impossible to remove @ HS...

They are pretty near impossible to remove @ HS horns if you do not loosen at least one turn-buckle. This would likewise be a problem during reassembly.
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2018, 08:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By Phantom30
Yes, i’m The builder; however, it makes no...

Yes, i’m The builder; however, it makes no difference. As the owner of an “Experimental” Aircraft....Part 43 does not apply to you. You can perform “all” work (with exception of Some avionics...
Forum: RV-12 02-24-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 822
Posted By Phantom30
Service Bulletin 18-02-03

Got a question regarding “Level of Certification” for this SB. As stated on the SB..sign off must be by “Repairman with Inspection rating”.

What is going on here....as Owner, any work done by me,...
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,433
Posted By Phantom30
Could not agree more.....hey, it is a super lite...

Could not agree more.....hey, it is a super lite built airplane. I’m just glad Van’s provides the builder support that he does. AND...what else would you do with your time. Documentation to show...
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,480
Posted By Phantom30
Ditto on that....going to replace bearings and...

Ditto on that....going to replace bearings and install Stab fix parts all at one time to satisfy annual tail end inspection...
Forum: RV-12 02-16-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 25,480
Posted By Phantom30
I kind of wonder if “over-tighting” of control...

I kind of wonder if “over-tighting” of control cables might have something to do with this problem....just my trouble shooting mind @ work!

When adjusting and stretching stab cables; I tighten till...
Forum: RV-12 02-12-2018, 09:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,452
Posted By Phantom30
Gives you a place to mount a camera or gun...

Gives you a place to mount a camera or gun depending upon your mission!
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,953
Posted By Phantom30
Sadona around 8:30

Sadona around 8:30
Forum: RV-12 01-18-2018, 06:21 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,837
Posted By Phantom30
Azjulian....the material did not come through the...

Azjulian....the material did not come through the pump. It was moving around in the fuel line between the banjo fitting that attaches to the fuel block assy and the outlet fitting of the fuel pump....
Forum: RV-12 01-17-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,837
Posted By Phantom30
Just received word from Tom that **** found in...

Just received word from Tom that **** found in “new Rotax Teflon fuel lines that caused low fuel pressure and wot rough running engine was in fact material from manufacturing process (nothing foreign...
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,837
Posted By Phantom30
Steve, Post the original picture if you would...

Steve,
Post the original picture if you would that I sent you. The pic above has the crud scattered out.
Forum: RV-12 01-12-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 12,837
Posted By Phantom30
I can tell you that my fuel pressure has been...

I can tell you that my fuel pressure has been giving me fits from going to 2.0 upon decent....and until recently, lower than 2.0 @ wot during climb out and cruise. Steve sent me their kit; and the...
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,900
Posted By Phantom30
Boy....there are a lot of FAA guys who need to be...

Boy....there are a lot of FAA guys who need to be educated on this cart....and how their regs apply to the “light sport category”!
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,731
Posted By Phantom30
Scott..would love to hear what the test pilot...

Scott..would love to hear what the test pilot thought relative in smoothness compared to 2 blade...whether Van’s decides to offer as option..
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,731
Posted By Phantom30
Love the look of that egg beater!

Love the look of that egg beater!
Forum: RV-12 01-04-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,731
Posted By Phantom30
Very interesting!!! Love to hear what Van’s...

Very interesting!!! Love to hear what Van’s thinks.
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,953
Posted By Phantom30
Already have plans for Sat, but will suggest to...

Already have plans for Sat, but will suggest to my co-owner to make it.
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 903
Posted By Phantom30
For thoughs of you flying in the”cold”....the...

For thoughs of you flying in the”cold”....the Bender Baffle is the best mod i’ve Done. Even flying down in AZ this Winter...several friends have really liked the warm air my heater kicks out in the...
Forum: RV-12 12-23-2017, 06:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,900
Posted By Phantom30
I do not know what you are going to purchase for...

I do not know what you are going to purchase for $20k that would be as safe and equally equipped as most E-LSA’s.. when I was looking the existing fleet @ that price point were mighty rickety...and...
Forum: RV-12 12-22-2017, 08:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,900
Posted By Phantom30
Only time will tell, but I disagree that the LSA...

Only time will tell, but I disagree that the LSA market is on it’s way out. Yes it is a nitch market; but an inexpensive route to guys that just want to fly around the patch in their comfort zone.
Forum: RV-12 12-22-2017, 07:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,953
Posted By Phantom30
Phoenix Area Breakfast Get Together

Okay guys...place: Hangar Cafe-Chandler Airpot @ 9:00am
Date: December 29th Friday

RV-12er’s (or any other RV model A/C)

Following breakfast, my cohort in crime& I are going on a...
Forum: RV-12 12-20-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,900
Posted By Phantom30
The operative issue regarding E-LSA is “in flight...

The operative issue regarding E-LSA is “in flight controllable prop”....it would be nice to be able to open oil access door and be able to select climb or cruise performance. Yah it is pricy,...
Forum: RV-12 12-19-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,792
Posted By Phantom30
After finding the ball of shredded plastic...

After finding the ball of shredded plastic looking stuff that looked like the inside of the fuel lines that came with engine...I just eplaced with the kit that Aircraft Specialty sells (really nice...
Forum: RV-12 12-19-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,792
Posted By Phantom30
I just went through this dance...except I was...

I just went through this dance...except I was losing fuel psi. Found a ball of shredded plastic shavings in fuel line fitting coming out of engine fuel pump.

With your pressure reading normal; i’d...
Forum: RV-12 12-12-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,637
Posted By Phantom30
Had the same failure on the way back from Oshkosh...

Had the same failure on the way back from Oshkosh this last year....did not re-dimple the new one.
Forum: RV-12 12-09-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By Phantom30
Rich..thanks to Julian and Mark, problem found...

Rich..thanks to Julian and Mark, problem found And “Miss Betty-Jeanne” is breaking the sound barrier again��. I am replacing fwf fuel lines/fittings with Aircraft Specalty’s set-up; also, will...
Forum: RV-12 12-09-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By Phantom30
Rich....unless i’m Completely out to lunch, the...

Rich....unless i’m Completely out to lunch, the flow test @ feed to engine MECH pump which measured @ 1/2 gal=90 secs....which equals 20 gals/hour flow; eliminates issues to that point.

The MECH psi...
Forum: RV-12 12-08-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By Phantom30
Now, really stumped. Put a mechanical gauge in...

Now, really stumped. Put a mechanical gauge in place of psi sensor. Flow tested (using aux pump) at feed to new mechanical pump (got 1/2 gal in 90 seconds) which equals 20gal/hour....should be...
Forum: RV-12 12-07-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By Phantom30
Thanks Scott...couldn’t figure where the...

Thanks Scott...couldn’t figure where the restrictor was located...

Now, too add a mechincal pressure port for 0-10 psi gauge too verify sensor reading...but starting to suspect “crap” is pugging the...
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By Phantom30
Fuel pressure problems

Guys..I need help trying to understand Van’s RV-12 fuel flow system. In looking at the plans 46...specifically the multiple bango fitting thingy where the fuel supply from the engine driven pump...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,953
Posted By Phantom30
I’ve heard that was good....was going there last...

I’ve heard that was good....was going there last weekend, but the honey-do’s got in the way😎

Not sure how many of you are still working for a living...(wouldn’t have to plan around a weekend); but,...
Forum: RV-12 12-01-2017, 03:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,953
Posted By Phantom30
Phoenix Area Fly-In Breakfast

Okay Az area RV-12er’s.....now that it is full swing “SnowBird Season”; it would be cool to meet fellow aviators for breakfast in the Phoenix area.

Suggestions are needed for the best/favorite...
Forum: RV-12 11-11-2017, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,570
Posted By Phantom30
If you install a Silent Henkie (sp) voltage...

If you install a Silent Henkie (sp) voltage regulator...problem resolved. No doubt the new 912si is cool, but absolutely nothing wrong with the original version.
Forum: RV-12 11-05-2017, 02:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,659
Posted By Phantom30
Hey...that’s too easy. Us guys like the more...

Hey...that’s too easy. Us guys like the more involved approach that requires bending metal etc.
Forum: RV-12 10-27-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,536
Posted By Phantom30
Richard...what airfield are you based @ in...

Richard...what airfield are you based @ in Phoenix?
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