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Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Today, 12:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By Piper J3
Driving to the Airport...

Saw this today driving out to the airport. I stopped to say thank you...

https://i.postimg.cc/GpGnwLqP/3153-A694-D98-D-444-E-B4-B9-7042-F0901598-1-105-c.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) Today, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By Piper J3
This is Photo...

This is Photo Test

https://i.postimg.cc/GpGnwLqP/3153-A694-D98-D-444-E-B4-B9-7042-F0901598-1-105-c.jpg (https://postimages.org/)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 04:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By Piper J3
More on Synergy quality workmanship. We just...

More on Synergy quality workmanship. We just found this under baggage floor. Maybe return to Synergy for credit?

https://i.postimg.cc/L53823vV/20200408-175519.jpg (https://postimg.cc/2L3Dxvsq)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,698
Posted By Piper J3
There will be times throughout the life of the...

There will be times throughout the life of the airplane when you will want to remove wings to comply with Annual Condition Inspection or to facilitate maintenance.

Ask me how many times I've had...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-07-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By Piper J3
I suspect Clorox Bleach is a no-no on aluminum. :D

I suspect Clorox Bleach is a no-no on aluminum. :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2020, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Piper J3
When I was having this problem I was getting...

When I was having this problem I was getting ready to replace the high-tension leads. My research showed that the wires "unscrew" from the coils. Pretty sure the coils have a threaded barb just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2020, 12:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Piper J3
If the high voltage wires and caps check good for...

If the high voltage wires and caps check good for ohms there is still possibility that high voltage is "leaking" to ground during engine run. I remember seeing old car engines running at night with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,005
Posted By Piper J3
I have updated post in thread...

I have updated post in thread http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=177997
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Piper J3
The plug caps are soft rubber compound. They are...

The plug caps are soft rubber compound. They are resistor caps and I feel that maybe with soft rubber the resistor gets damaged when pulling off spark plug - just a theory. I replaced my caps with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,008
Posted By Piper J3
Update to above post… I forgot to mention that...

Update to above post…

I forgot to mention that hearing aid microphones need to be muted when using telecoil program. This prevents background noise, and more importantly, feedback. Hearing aid...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Piper J3
Don't overlook carburetion. Check weight of...

Don't overlook carburetion. Check weight of floats and also synchronization. If floats are close to 7 gram limit you can set floats out to “dry” for a few days. Reinstall “lighter” floats and see...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Piper J3
At what RPM do you have the miss? I have same...

At what RPM do you have the miss? I have same problem but only at lower engine speed. At 4000 RPM ignition test... engine is smooth on both A & B.
I changed plugs and caps with no improvement.
Forum: Alternative Engines 04-04-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 489
Views: 80,153
Posted By Piper J3
Hope everything is progressing well. I suspect...

Hope everything is progressing well. I suspect you are sheltering-in-place and working steadily on project. Stay safe. I keep checking for updates...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,679
Posted By Piper J3
Does prop, as furnished by Van's, come with datum...

Does prop, as furnished by Van's, come with datum station and weight specific to RV-12 so W&B can be corrected for this installation?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,401
Posted By Piper J3
See.......

See.... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1370735&postcount=12
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By Piper J3
A few years back (early S/N) a friend did a very...

A few years back (early S/N) a friend did a very meticulous RV-12 build and he ended up cutting the canopy frame and re-welding it to get correct fit...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By Piper J3
Here is the Synergy quality workmanship running...

Here is the Synergy quality workmanship running wires / pneumatic tubing under the flaperon mixer...


https://i.postimg.cc/MKKrTTdd/Screen-Shot-2020-04-02-at-6-44-48-PM.png...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2020, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,679
Posted By Piper J3
If you pitch prop for 5500 to 5800 RPM WOT for...

If you pitch prop for 5500 to 5800 RPM WOT for takeoff and climb you will have low cruising speed because blade pitch is too flat.

RV-12 sweet spot for prop pitch is 5150 - 5200 in initial climb...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-31-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By Piper J3
Built and registered as E-LSA by Synergy

Built and registered as E-LSA by Synergy
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-31-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By Piper J3
Airplane was built in Eugene, OR by Synergy as...

Airplane was built in Eugene, OR by Synergy as special order E-LSA. They agreed to build as Experimental. Airplane was delivered 2-1/2 years ago to new owner here in Ohio. No owner modifications...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-31-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By Piper J3
My guess is they did not anticipate ADS-B and AOA...

My guess is they did not anticipate ADS-B and AOA during original design...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-31-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By Piper J3
PM sent for photo request. Thanks...

PM sent for photo request. Thanks...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By Piper J3
Not my airplane - belongs to a friend. My guess...

Not my airplane - belongs to a friend. My guess is black tubing for AOA?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By Piper J3
Thanks. Much appreciated...

Thanks. Much appreciated...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By Piper J3
Any change you have photo of new Nylon block?

Any change you have photo of new Nylon block?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,111
Posted By Piper J3
Bolt Head Rubbing on Wire Bundle Hold-Down Plate

My friend’s RV-12 built by Synergy as an E-LSA has a rod-end bolt head rubbing on the wire bundle hold-down plate beneath it. We put Teflon tape on top of the plate and it didn’t solve the problem. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By Piper J3
Correct. I operate from grass runway...

Correct. I operate from grass runway exclusively. I suspect that is contributing factor. Jury is still out on this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By Piper J3
Real eye opener... I suggest everyone take a...

Real eye opener... I suggest everyone take a good look at aluminum gear channel – particularly at rear main bolts. Cracks may be hard to spot even with good lighting. If in doubt, use dye...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2020, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By Piper J3
My friend built a RV-12 about 8 years ago,...

My friend built a RV-12 about 8 years ago, remembered this Notice, and had copy only of first page.

I bought my airplane from original builder and it now has 520TT. I did SB 12-11-09 Center...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 776
Posted By Piper J3
Looking for Notification 16-11-02

I'm trying to find a Van's RV-12 Notification for F-1204 Center Section Crack Repair. I only have page 1 of 8. I don't see this Notification listed on Van's website. Notification is 16-11-02. Any...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By Piper J3
Small Electric Bike...

I’m sitting here sheltered-in-place and surf’n the net and found a cool little electric bicycle that folds up exceptionally small. I think two of these could fit in the back of a legacy RV-12 next...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By Piper J3
Sounds like a good idea to vent cap in addition...

Sounds like a good idea to vent cap in addition to filler neck vent. I have never seen fuel splash from the cap vent hole on my early S/N 12. A post above said splash from the vent hole was cause...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2020, 06:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,006
Posted By Piper J3
The circlip is not really loose – it is pinched...

The circlip is not really loose – it is pinched by the screw in the slide from above. The main needle is designed to float which gives the appearance that the circlip is loose. The needle needs to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,006
Posted By Piper J3
Neither carb must be removed from the engine for...

Neither carb must be removed from the engine for circlip replacement. Simply remove top cap and slide. Use high-grade slotted screw driver that fits central screw retainer. If thread Loctite...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2020, 12:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By Piper J3
Thermal tape showing John Deere VR saw at least...

Thermal tape showing John Deere VR saw at least 175F. Could have been over 175F but not close enough to 200F to mark the tape. No problems.

I also “taped” the ignition module and it runs...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,177
Posted By Piper J3
Not totally true. I have John Deere tractor VR...

Not totally true. I have John Deere tractor VR mounted on shelf under cowl in original spot with nice aluminum heat-sink base seated with thermal paste. Almost 400 hours since the Ducati took a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,248
Posted By Piper J3
RV-12/iS doesn't have wing tanks...

RV-12/iS doesn't have wing tanks...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,787
Posted By Piper J3
What about a TPMS like one of these? They look...

What about a TPMS like one of these?

They look kinda big and perhaps heavy. Our little 5" wheels spin pretty fast. At very least, tire would probably need balance weights to compensate...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By Piper J3
Any chance you would share your spreadsheet?

Any chance you would share your spreadsheet?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,571
Posted By Piper J3
These guys make it look...

These guys make it look easy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH4uJeI9YhI
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,371
Posted By Piper J3
This is normally good advice and a practice I...

This is normally good advice and a practice I have participated in for some 50 years. As of last week my wife and I agreed solo flight only with no stops. COVID-19 has brought close proximity to an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,371
Posted By Piper J3
Fed Gov is passing out $1200 checks. That will...

Fed Gov is passing out $1200 checks. That will cover my fuel expenses for entire year.

I want to be chief pilot for this guy...

https://i.postimg.cc/BQSH8VmF/Screenshot-2020-03-20-12-01-17-122.png...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,371
Posted By Piper J3
Other considerations... Waiting a year makes you...

Other considerations... Waiting a year makes you another year older and one year closer to being "too old to fly". Gas prices will be lower for foreseeable future with economic crisis. Aircraft...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-18-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Piper J3
Payment rec'd. Unit sold...

Payment rec'd. Unit sold...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-18-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Piper J3
Funds haven't hit my account yet. Possibly...

Funds haven't hit my account yet. Possibly changed his mind?
I'll wait until tomorrow and offer it to you.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-18-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Piper J3
Sold pending funds...

Sold pending funds...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-18-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Piper J3
FS Garmin 296

Removed from my early SN RV-12. I replaced with mini iPad. Main unit only – no accessories or mounting hardware. Original battery and software. Working when removed 8/19. $50 PayPal and I’ll...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 34,519
Posted By Piper J3
Bing business model... Planned obsolescence with...

Bing business model... Planned obsolescence with a good chance for accident.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-13-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
Posted By Piper J3
Sailplane guys (Van flies sailplanes) would have...

Sailplane guys (Van flies sailplanes) would have something to say about using an "inertia hammer" to seat the spar overlap locking pins.
Forum: Tools 03-12-2020, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,501
Posted By Piper J3
Electric Screwdriver…

I have often thought a good retirement gift for and A&P mechanic would be a gold-plated #2 Philips. :D

I have been using a cordless electric drill with a clutched-chuck for screw removal. For my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
Posted By Piper J3
I'm sure Van's uses CAD for design and...

I'm sure Van's uses CAD for design and direct-to-CNC for manufacturing. I doubt parts are out of design tolerance.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By Piper J3
Great Scott...

Great Scott...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,581
Posted By Piper J3
Sounds like you should talk directly with Van's...

Sounds like you should talk directly with Van's Tech Help...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,742
Posted By Piper J3
No problems. Need to shave wheel fairings for...

No problems. Need to shave wheel fairings for 1/2" tire clearance.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,371
Posted By Piper J3
A "Bird" in the Hand is Worth Two in the...

A "Bird" in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2020, 10:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,742
Posted By Piper J3
Yes, 500-5 6 PLY AWBS RETREAD ELITE PREMIUM 2...

Yes, 500-5 6 PLY AWBS RETREAD ELITE PREMIUM 2 GROOVE (ELITE)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,742
Posted By Piper J3
Landing Gear Camber Angle...

I’m in the middle of my Annual Condition Inspection and replaced tires and brakes. With airplane raised up, it is a real eye-opener to see how much camber angle is built into the landing gear. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-08-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,008
Posted By Piper J3
Today I flew a 4 hour x-country with my new...

Today I flew a 4 hour x-country with my new hearing aids and Zulu3 headset using Telecoil program per above post. My observations follow:

• Zero feedback of any kind
• ANR works...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,005
Posted By Piper J3
I have done Pilot Report subsequent to my first...

I have done Pilot Report subsequent to my first post above... http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1413124&postcount=43
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-07-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,005
Posted By Piper J3
Pilots with Hearing Loss…

A lot of us flying Light Sport Aircraft are older folks and some (maybe most) suffer some degree of hearing loss. I have included a post in VAF RV General Discussion/News/Deaf Pilots which may be of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,008
Posted By Piper J3
I just bought new hearing aids from Costco –...

I just bought new hearing aids from Costco – Philips HearLink 9010 Behind-the-Ear. I have been wearing hearing aids for 25 years. I have profound hearing loss and these aids are superb. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,965
Posted By Piper J3
Here is spec sheet for 3M 2080......

Here is spec sheet for 3M 2080... https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/1711255O/product-bulletin-wrap-film-series-2080.pdf
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