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Forum: RV-12 03-13-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,142
Posted By DaveWelch
Don't cut any metal yet

I wouldn't cut or shave any metal yet until you're certain all else is according to plan. I don't recall the interference you describe being often discussed.
Can you post a picture of your strut...
Forum: RV-12 03-13-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,680
Posted By DaveWelch
Very Functional

Looks like it'll work Vlad, but I think the padlock needs a fairing <grin>

Hope to see you at Moontown again this summer (3rd Saturdays) or early September EAA Fly-In.
Forum: RV-12 02-15-2018, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 712
Posted By DaveWelch
Another perspective

Jeff,
I agree that youíll have the skills and knowledge to build any part of the kit next. At the time I was building, the wing kit was available first, so we all ďcut our teethĒ on them. If...
Forum: RV-12 02-07-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,444
Posted By DaveWelch
No harm...

I figured the top hole and mount might be useful later, so I tapped it per instructions and put a rivet in the upper skin above. Itís another minuscule weight savings and the threads are there if...
Forum: RV-12 02-03-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 546
Posted By DaveWelch
Intermittent noise

Have you called Garmin?
I had an intermittent display problem that seemed to be Time/Temp related. They aknowledged a firmware issue that affected some units in a particular S/N range. Sent me a...
Forum: Tools 01-29-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,532
Posted By DaveWelch
More tools

Randy, youíre not doing it right. What you need is two carts and two sets of tools ;)
Forum: RV-12 12-14-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,715
Posted By DaveWelch
Yup, that's the "drill". I'm sure there have...

Yup, that's the "drill". I'm sure there have been many innovative ways to tackle this. All of 'em I could imagine involved growing an extra arm and and having grip strength that is only a distant...
Forum: RV-12 12-13-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,715
Posted By DaveWelch
Good deal

Glad it worked for you. The other "challenge" I remember having was to clamp the flange flat against the spar so that there would be no gap as I was riveting. Took a few trials to get it to hold...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,081
Posted By DaveWelch
Welcome Katie!

Look forward to working with you!
Forum: RV-12 12-11-2017, 08:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,715
Posted By DaveWelch
Yup

Ricks description jogged my memory, thatís exactly what I did also. The flat die gives you just enough offset to get it done and youíll have to look close to see any difference on the Mfg head. As...
Forum: RV-12 12-10-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By DaveWelch
2 cents

Hi Bob,
I'm not near my plane nor the plans, so I looked at Van's site and pulled up the drawing. I remember this is an area where I had to "walk away for a bit", clear my head and start fresh. A...
Forum: RV-12 10-20-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,440
Posted By DaveWelch
Clearance

Hmmm...I see clecoes.
Iíd recommend that you get both fairing halves mated up and finish mounting in their final position before trimming the stabilator skins or making other adjustments for...
Forum: RV-12 10-15-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 642
Posted By DaveWelch
Danger Will Robinson!...

Tacco,
Whoo Boy...you should get a lot of discussion and opinions about this.
Here's mine.
First, read carefully the thread titled "Flaperon Induced Roll" (or close) which is active right now in this...
Forum: RV-12 10-14-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,170
Posted By DaveWelch
Tony, As always, very helpful and much...

Tony,
As always, very helpful and much appreciated!
Dave
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2017, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By DaveWelch
I had a hard time finding the Anderson Powerpole...

I had a hard time finding the Anderson Powerpole until someone suggested a Radio Control Model shop. Bingo! They also had the crimper, heavy wire, and assembled the whole thing for me.
Forum: RV-12 09-12-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,140
Posted By DaveWelch
2nd look

I had to look twice also.
Finally saw the lettering on all of them. In some cases you can't see the lettering straight-on but it reveals itself "in shadow" of the light at an angle.
Also, a careful...
Forum: RV-10 09-12-2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,850
Posted By DaveWelch
Electric Tractor

Sam,
Drop by Hangar "E" at Moontown this Saturday, you can see what Mark made that might give you a jump start on the tractor conversion.
Dave
Forum: RV-12 08-25-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,409
Posted By DaveWelch
My understanding has been that, although perhaps...

My understanding has been that, although perhaps counterintuitive, the best strategy is to try to get the prop stopped (stalled) if you have a dead engine. Reason is that it takes energy to keep it...
Forum: RV-12 08-23-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,549
Posted By DaveWelch
I've been debating whether to reply at all to...

I've been debating whether to reply at all to N456TS.
No offense was intended.
I don't recall ever attacking or intentionally offending anyone in these forums, there is simply no reason to do...
Forum: RV-12 08-15-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,549
Posted By DaveWelch
One note of caution. I recall a recent thread in...

One note of caution. I recall a recent thread in these forums about headset noise that was eventually discovered to be coming from a bargain priced 12v-USB power adapter. For my money, I'd get the...
Forum: RV-12 08-12-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,125
Posted By DaveWelch
Reminds me of an old joke about a guy who moved...

Reminds me of an old joke about a guy who moved from one neighborhood to another and the quality of both neighborhoods were improved :rolleyes:.
Good to have you back on the home turf Scott!
Forum: RV-12 08-12-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,964
Posted By DaveWelch
Whether you can remain ELSA is a question for...

Whether you can remain ELSA is a question for Van's. They can tell you if that feature will be in the 12is plans or will be an option. If so, whether you "should" is entirely up to you. If you're...
Forum: RV-12 08-12-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,942
Posted By DaveWelch
Assuming equal lead times, sufficient workspace,...

Assuming equal lead times, sufficient workspace, storage space, etc...either way is fine.
The wings store on edge up against a wall or hung flat from a ceiling.
Regardless of build sequence, I'd...
Forum: RV-12 08-11-2017, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,474
Posted By DaveWelch
My apologies, I should have suggested earlier...

My apologies, I should have suggested earlier that you do a search for "oil temp" in the RV-12 forums. What I just found suggests you don't have much of an issue, but you'll want to be sure you're...
Forum: RV-12 08-11-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,474
Posted By DaveWelch
Hi Thom, I'm not familiar with the plane you...

Hi Thom,
I'm not familiar with the plane you bought nor the original builder.
Might be helpful is you can tell us a little more about your plane, e.g. kit # and was it built E-LSA or EAB? When was...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-25-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 609
Posted By DaveWelch
I'm not near my books. Does the Rotax Parts...

I'm not near my books. Does the Rotax Parts Manual specify a sealant there?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,354
Posted By DaveWelch
Have you considered a Torque Screwdriver? Down...

Have you considered a Torque Screwdriver? Down in the single and low double-digit torque values they are easy to use and do not require the "swing radius" of a wrench. I bought an adjustable one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,814
Posted By DaveWelch
I think this one is more Haiku-ish. I like it.

I think this one is more Haiku-ish. I like it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,183
Posted By DaveWelch
True

True, but just in case...
Wouldn't be the first time one of us was working from an outdated set of plans.
And yes, fuel lube and similar stuff can be handy to hold gaskets in place when assembling...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-19-2017, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,183
Posted By DaveWelch
+1 for the Loctite 567. I used "Fuel Lube"...

+1 for the Loctite 567. I used "Fuel Lube" actually EZ-turn as per the instructions on Kit #121 a few years back. Since then, Van's changed the instructions (and section 5 also?). They said...
Forum: RV-12 06-14-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,244
Posted By DaveWelch
Safer

It makes sense I suppose if you have a cable failure in cruise. It's a real pain when you're trying to slow down and get down to a short strip as the RPMs creep up on you.
Forum: RV-12 06-13-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,244
Posted By DaveWelch
Thank-you John, I remember noticing that...

Thank-you John,
I remember noticing that difference before and had forgotten.
I'll pay more careful attention during my third, hopefully final, mechanical sync!
Clear Skies,
dave
Forum: RV-12 06-12-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,244
Posted By DaveWelch
should be simple

Thanks Ric, that's what I thought too. But it isn't working out that way for me. Like "squeezing a balloon". I'm starting over again and will (again) follow the procedure exactly. Must have...
Forum: RV-12 06-12-2017, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,244
Posted By DaveWelch
carb sync saga (you have to say it fast 3 times)

Thanks guys,

I meant to swap the lines tonight but forgot. Great suggestion.

The "CarbTune" (not CarbMate) is an analog tool sorta like having 2 columns of mercury to observe as you do the sync...
Forum: RV-12 06-12-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,244
Posted By DaveWelch
ROTAX Carb Sync question

Installed new Throttle Cable and worked through the mechanical sync procedures.

Attempting Carb Sync with Carbtune (2-column) vacuum gauge marked in centimeters of mercury (cm-Hg). Have also...
Forum: RV-12 05-26-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 804
Posted By DaveWelch
Dave, just call Garmin. I had a similar problem...

Dave, just call Garmin. I had a similar problem with my GTR200. They replaced my radio even though it was technically out of warranty. Said the company gives the support team some latitude with...
Forum: RV-12 05-22-2017, 09:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,825
Posted By DaveWelch
<sound of forehead slap> Awesome Joe!

<sound of forehead slap>
Awesome Joe!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By DaveWelch
Protect them during build

Good point Scott.
My pilot side button cover was gone well before first flight.
How about after we install them, recommending we tape a paper cup or cardboard tube over top of the grips during the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2017, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 871
Posted By DaveWelch
What my mighty -12 used looked (before it...

What my mighty -12 used looked (before it disappeared) like a black pencil eraser. I'll look up the OTTO for a rainy day project.
Forum: RV-12 04-12-2017, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,242
Posted By DaveWelch
Check the Front

Ted,
I had a similar experience, only leaked when full. Only spotted the leak when I pulled the passenger seat forward and stuck my head in front of the tank. Leak was hiding behind the "cross...
Forum: RV-12 04-04-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,694
Posted By DaveWelch
OK, just one more thing...

Regarding muffler to Oil Cooler clearance...
At some point, Van's revised the exhaust pipes to provide more space for airflow behind the oil cooler.
If you have one of the older kits, you may want to...
Forum: RV-12 04-04-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,694
Posted By DaveWelch
On second thought...

I re-read your post and believe I was misinterpreting you question (wish it were the first time this has happened!). Nevertheless I'll stand by the earlier counsel to be patient and read instructions...
Forum: RV-12 04-04-2017, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,694
Posted By DaveWelch
Stick to the plans, all will be revealed...

Fellows,
If I understand your question and picture correctly, here's whats going to happen. As you proceed thru the build, you will be following a process that helps you trim and position the upper...
Forum: RV-12 02-28-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,767
Posted By DaveWelch
Wing removal

I found that standing upright beside the fuse is more comfortable than kneeling on the wings. And safer because I didn't have to climb up and down. With a bit of practice we learned to remove and...
Forum: Safety 02-13-2017, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,797
Posted By DaveWelch
More proof...

...that if you carry an umbrella, no rain!

Many thanks to the OP. Great planning, knowledge of your aircraft, back up systems, and eyes out the window!

I'm now challenged to go thru the same...
Forum: RV-12 01-29-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 13,525
Posted By DaveWelch
Visit North Alabama!

Awesome and inspiring guys! Understand not being able to get your hands on the plane <grin>. We finished our -12 in September and have gotten airborne at EVERY opportunity.

Come up to Moontown...
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2017, 09:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,738
Posted By DaveWelch
Congratulations Don! No feeling compares does...

Congratulations Don! No feeling compares does it?
Will look forward to hearing more about your engine and performance.
Dave
Forum: RV-10 12-22-2016, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,985
Posted By DaveWelch
Hi Steve, We'll be in FL visiting family,...

Hi Steve,
We'll be in FL visiting family, otherwise would have been glad to link up.
Good news is that there are a LOT of RVs in this area.
Holiday weekend might reduce the activity a bit, but if...
Forum: RV-12 12-18-2016, 11:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,023
Posted By DaveWelch
Talking Elevator?

I don't think we have one of those on our 12's
Forum: Reviews 12-15-2016, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,968
Posted By DaveWelch
GTR 200 Support was Terrific

I'll add my praises and sincere Thanks to the guys at Garmin Support.
I had a GTR 200 start acting strange after only 3 months and 40 hours of operation (display went blank randomly during...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,736
Posted By DaveWelch
Perm #3 Aviation

Just a (un-informed) guess on my part, but if they say the product is for aviation use, they may not have had alcohol in mind when they formulated it (way back when?). Avgas didn't, and doesn't,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2016, 07:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,736
Posted By DaveWelch
Leaks

I used Perm #2 at first. Then I disassembled, cleaned, and reassembled all fuel and brake lines with Locktite 567 to stop the leaks.
Forum: RV-12 11-22-2016, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,416
Posted By DaveWelch
Shims yes, but what kind?

Fully agree Larry. As I look at the outside now, I have a small number of places where the skin "pulled in" despite my best efforts to wiggle, cajole, cleco, and clamp it all tightly together. If I...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,416
Posted By DaveWelch
double check?

Steve,
It's been too long to remember and my empennage is closed up so I can't be much help other than to suggest you double check you're using the right parts and orientation of them. The area you...
Forum: RV-12 10-27-2016, 08:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 31,589
Posted By DaveWelch
Alternator Location

Sounds like a good plan also, Tony!
Post a pic or two when you can.
Getting it away from the exhaust is the key I suspect.
Forum: RV-12 10-26-2016, 08:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 31,589
Posted By DaveWelch
Nice and open

Hey Tony,
If you've ever considered moving your voltage regulator to mount inside below the avionics shelf, now is the time. I traced the mounting base onto a piece of thin plywood. Used it to...
Forum: RV-12 10-17-2016, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,597
Posted By DaveWelch
Same thing

Had mine come loose after about 5 hours on the Hobbs. Luckily it was dangling on the pitot tube and spotted during my next preflight. Reinstalled with proseal. In searching VAF there is an earlier...
Forum: RV-12 10-03-2016, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,177
Posted By DaveWelch
Ditto for Jesse's view on this. There are some...

Ditto for Jesse's view on this.
There are some "cheats" you could try, but you'll always wonder if it's really stopped.
Also, removing the tank gives you a chance to look the whole thing over and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2016, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,168
Posted By DaveWelch
Yips!

Shuddering at the thought of you guys brought to "bare"!
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2016, 05:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,793
Posted By DaveWelch
That should be Loctite 567! Man, spell checker...

That should be Loctite 567! Man, spell checker will get you every time!
Forum: RV-12 09-28-2016, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,793
Posted By DaveWelch
Flyer, If it is truly bottoming out (hard stop)...

Flyer,
If it is truly bottoming out (hard stop) you may need to obtain another fitting in hopes that it is threaded enough differently to allow proper alignment. You mentioned sealant doesn't work?...
Forum: RV-12 09-26-2016, 06:38 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 220,574
Posted By DaveWelch
6.1 on the Hobbs as of late Sunday. I want to...

6.1 on the Hobbs as of late Sunday. I want to spend a bit more time at DCU to tweek the controls and some of the SkyView setup. Doing a few dozen more landings on that 6,000 foot runway wouldn't...
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