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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,278
Posted By n74846
Thanks to all!

Thanks to all!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,278
Posted By n74846
Can you use lubricant on the spar pin to ease...

Can you use lubricant on the spar pin to ease removal/replacement?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By n74846
Are you referring to the rocker switches that...

Are you referring to the rocker switches that control trim, lights, etc? Those are faint green lights to indicate that the switch is on. The light is not on a dimmer.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 27,371
Posted By n74846
I don't think he means 100 hour oil changes, but...

I don't think he means 100 hour oil changes, but rather an analysis every other oil change (assuming 50 hour changes).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By n74846
Any RV-12's in Cairns, Queenstown or Christchurch

I'm going to be traveling 'down under' next month and would love to connect with any 12er's. Please PM me, thanks!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By n74846
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/member.php?u...

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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,755
Posted By n74846
Did you etch/prime before using Rustoleum? Does...

Did you etch/prime before using Rustoleum? Does Rustoleum adequately protect bare aluminum?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By n74846
Thanks for the re-assurance!

Thanks for the re-assurance!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By n74846
Adding the Rudder Trim Tab

I am flying a legacy 12 (2014) that I did not build. I am adding the optional trim tab kit to a newly built rudder to replace the original rudder(a whole other story). I notice a pre-bent angle in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 999
Posted By n74846
Bruce's Aircraft Covers for RV-12

Are there any 12's out there that use Bruce's cover and tie down? I'm interested in your experience. Please PM for discussion. Thanks!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,622
Posted By n74846
I carry an ACR strobe in addition to the PLB and...

I carry an ACR strobe in addition to the PLB and radio. Supposed to assist in night ID within a few miles.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By n74846
I only use Costco Avgas. And don't recall it...

I only use Costco Avgas. And don't recall it being filled to a point where it ever overflows.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 919
Posted By n74846
Gas Vapor Stain on Canopy Cover

As one of those who tie down, I use a Bruce's canopy cover for protection. Over the years a large black vapor stain has appeared over the vented fuel cap. It looks like black mold. I contacted...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-23-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By n74846
Thanks for the input. I'll start with the...

Thanks for the input. I'll start with the connection at the ADHAR, as that is the easiest to reach.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2019, 11:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By n74846
Sorry I failed to mention I have a classic...

Sorry I failed to mention I have a classic Skyview. I have the plans on disk, but it was unclear where the wires enter harness/skyview. Thanks for the suggestions.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By n74846
Erratic OAT

My OAT is now giving erratic readings, up and down, and does not settle out during flight. Before I either replace, or start taking things apart (I am not the builder), I am looking for ideas where...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-27-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,896
Posted By n74846
Going from memory at work now, in the set up...

Going from memory at work now, in the set up menus are a variety of options to add/change the data points and locations on the various screens. The reason Hobbs is important is that service...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-13-2018, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 993
Posted By n74846
I too have 300 hours with the self-tapping screw...

I too have 300 hours with the self-tapping screw and no signs of weakness.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,440
Posted By n74846
I finally gave up trying to track down the issue...

I finally gave up trying to track down the issue and fly without the indicator. I visually confirm take off position before each flight, then the rest is feel. At some point I will replace all...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,321
Posted By n74846
Thanks Tom. That confirms my understanding as...

Thanks Tom. That confirms my understanding as well.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,321
Posted By n74846
I called for an update last week and was told...

I called for an update last week and was told replacements would not become available until September. Are they now selling the replacements?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,658
Posted By n74846
No. A few posts back Jim posted an eBay link for...

No. A few posts back Jim posted an eBay link for the product at about $6.50. I suspect that answers the question to the affirmative.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,658
Posted By n74846
I see the referenced product is shipped from...

I see the referenced product is shipped from China. Is that where all Loctite is produced, or is there a risk of a 'knockoff'?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,007
Posted By n74846
I'm one of the unlucky hangerless owners in...

I'm one of the unlucky hangerless owners in SoFla. and tie down. I never remove for flight and do not see airspeed reduction or risk of loss in flight.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,321
Posted By n74846
I completed the inspection today, likewise with a...

I completed the inspection today, likewise with a bright light and magnifier. I was able to visualize all affected areas and kept a photo record. Now, where does the entry go? Prop log seems the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,321
Posted By n74846
What is the proper torque for the bolts holding...

What is the proper torque for the bolts holding to front spinner attach plate? Are the washers reusable? Thanks!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,539
Posted By n74846
Rainbow provides numerous courses around the...

Rainbow provides numerous courses around the country throughout the year. I took mine in Apopka, Florida.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-07-2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,204
Posted By n74846
Wiing Cradle Free for Pick-Up

I have the original wing cradle that the builder used for my RV-12. As I have not needed it for two years, it is time to make room in my garage. It is yours for free, just pick it up in Boca Raton,...
Forum: Florida (South) 02-23-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,011
Posted By n74846
Looking for a south Florida RV builder A&P

I'm seeking an RV builder A&P in Dade/Broward to assist with an SB. Any suggestions?. Thanks for any leads or assistance!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-27-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By n74846
Thanks to all for the clarification.

Thanks to all for the clarification.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-27-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By n74846
Skyview 1000 Software Upgrade; Which One?

It's time to upgrade my Skyview from 14.x to 15 and there are two different software versions available on the Van's website. For the Skyview D-1000 classic, do I use the (T) version or the HDX? ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2017, 08:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,455
Posted By n74846
Thanks Alex. Among other remedies I will invest...

Thanks Alex. Among other remedies I will invest in another dynamic balance. I'm sure that will improve things.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,455
Posted By n74846
Thanks for the update and balance suggestion. ...

Thanks for the update and balance suggestion. The prop was dynamically balanced upon certification, 245 hours ago. What is the frequency recommendation?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2017, 02:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,455
Posted By n74846
Throttle Return Spring

I just replaced my fourth MacFarlane spring (245 hrs. TT) and called Van's to order more. I was told they are suspended and unavailable at this time. I asked for details but none were given. Is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2017, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,070
Posted By n74846
And plug the USB directly into the SV, not a...

And plug the USB directly into the SV, not a cable connection. I had that same problem until I used a new USB and plugged into the back of the SV.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2017, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,712
Posted By n74846
I'm trying to avoid opening the instrument access...

I'm trying to avoid opening the instrument access panel as it will ruin the paint and the seal will be a bear to remove, and then re-seal. And access through the SV hole is small with the d-sub...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2017, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,712
Posted By n74846
Thanks for the positive feedback. It is certainly...

Thanks for the positive feedback. It is certainly the easier and faster way to upgrade.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,712
Posted By n74846
SV GPS-2020 Insstallation Options

Rather than running the 2020 wiring to the AV-50000 I am considering splicing the new GPS into the exiting 4 wire bundle. Has anyone done this, and if so was there any degradation of signal strength...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,842
Posted By n74846
Has anyone had success with the suction-cup...

Has anyone had success with the suction-cup antenna extension?. I've heard they do not enhance reception distance over the rubber ducky. Sounds like a good investment to simply add a second comm...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,842
Posted By n74846
I've got the stock E-LSA configuration with the...

I've got the stock E-LSA configuration with the SL-40. Hence I cannot reach the panel antenna without messing the paint, panel or instrument access.

A a further note,Icom finally called back...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-10-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,842
Posted By n74846
Thanks to all for their input. Still trying to...

Thanks to all for their input. Still trying to figure out how to route either the switchbox, or add another separate antenna for the handheld.

Interestingly I searched the web regarding the Icom...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,842
Posted By n74846
Back-Up Radio Solutions?

My SL-40 died and is at Garmin for overhaul. My Icom A-6 is barely useful with the tower with the stock antenna. Has anyone found a successful solution to deal with the single radio failure...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,479
Posted By n74846
Another option is to replace the stock foam with...

Another option is to replace the stock foam with memory foam, available through a few vendors. The foam comes in three densities denoted by color; pink, blue , and green. I use these, about $25 per...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-08-2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,721
Posted By n74846
Flew in this morning, great weather and light...

Flew in this morning, great weather and light traffic. Little special to see, but more LSA's on display, a few with BRS! Too expensive for them all. The deal of the day was finding a Silent Hektik VR...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,721
Posted By n74846
Thanks to all! I'm flying up early tomorrow.

Thanks to all! I'm flying up early tomorrow.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2017, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,721
Posted By n74846
Sun n Fun

Has anyone been to SNF yet and are there any RV-12 unique products, services, displays of note to check out while there?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,097
Posted By n74846
FWIW, I have been flying my 12 for 210 hours in...

FWIW, I have been flying my 12 for 210 hours in South Florida, and am tied down. It gets hot to very hot! I have a cover for overnight tie-down, but do not cover the canopy for the lunch trips, 1-2...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,393
Posted By n74846
Don, do you have a template of your plate? For...

Don, do you have a template of your plate? For those of us challenged individuals, it would make life much easier to cut and trace your existing template. I would actually be willing to try to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,110
Posted By n74846
Part 43

FWIW, I contacted Rainbow, and they confirmed that part 43, does apply to the E-LSA. They referenced my operating limitations, and sure enough, in my specific operating limitations, reissued to me...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,110
Posted By n74846
Thanks Ric!

Thanks Ric!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2017, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,110
Posted By n74846
I also had to bring in my original Operating...

I also had to bring in my original Operating Limitations which they reissued with an updated copy, which had changes.

On another point, I had a rotax service done and the A&P/AI challenged my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,440
Posted By n74846
So your connectors were still the culprit. ...

So your connectors were still the culprit. That's where I'll start then.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2017, 03:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,440
Posted By n74846
Trim Position Indicator

My trim position indicator has been erratic and inaccurate for a while, and now the indicator just sits at the bottom of the scale. Trim operation is fine so power (White wires) are OK. Before I go...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2017, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,637
Posted By n74846
12-SVD1000(T)-15.0.4-Software&Settings-12-20-16

Looks like it has been at the Van's site for almost a month now, and no discussion, questions, or issues. Either it is running flawlessly or no one has installed the upgrade yet. I won't be the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-05-2017, 10:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,614
Posted By n74846
Thanks for all of the input. I will henceforth,...

Thanks for all of the input. I will henceforth, visualize oil level prior to flight, but burp measure post flight. That may be the reason I though I was losing oil in the first place.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,614
Posted By n74846
Oil Level After Flight

I have been concerned about oil consumption either through burn or vent. To double check the level today I did an after flight burp and measure. I was surprised that the level was higher than a ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-30-2016, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,520
Posted By n74846
I recently had a new tank installed and found the...

I recently had a new tank installed and found the original builder installed the float upside down, hence the new Van's tank output the reverse voltage (fuel level). After a bit of trouble shooting...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-09-2016, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,927
Posted By n74846
FWIW, I bought an Avery trim wedge and taped it...

FWIW, I bought an Avery trim wedge and taped it in place to find the sweet spot. Once found, I painted it and glued it in place. It solved the problem, and can be removed and/or relocated at any...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,642
Posted By n74846
Don't know that answer, but the site yields hex,...

Don't know that answer, but the site yields hex, octal, and binary codes for the N number.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2016, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,642
Posted By n74846
I found a very useful site to convert your N...

I found a very useful site to convert your N number into IACO format. I used that input to change it in the Skyview, then flew an confirmed with ARTCC while in the air. The site is:...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-31-2016, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,364
Posted By n74846
A manufactured tank from Van's, stock RV-12. And...

A manufactured tank from Van's, stock RV-12. And it is beautifully done.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-31-2016, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,364
Posted By n74846
Interestingly my volts are very close to your...

Interestingly my volts are very close to your numbers now ( /100), which may mean the builder installed the sender upside down. Thanks for the info.
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