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Forum: RV-12 Yesterday, 02:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,034
Posted By DonFromTX
I too am having some difficulty visualizing all...

I too am having some difficulty visualizing all this from the drawings.
Photos from the first people will be valuable.
Forum: Reviews Yesterday, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By DonFromTX
It has become a "cash cow" for CFI, to "fail"...

It has become a "cash cow" for CFI, to "fail" your flight review,
but not really his option. AFTER the flight review he can suggest you have more training, and you can do this anywhere you choose.
...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-18-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 786
Posted By DonFromTX
Close, but no retractable.

Close, but no retractable.
Forum: Reviews 02-18-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By DonFromTX
I have read all the FAA stuff on the Flight...

I have read all the FAA stuff on the Flight Review, and was left with the opinion that it is not possible to pass or fail a review. Your review may contain some lousy comments, but you cannot fail...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-18-2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 786
Posted By DonFromTX
RV12s For Sale - Reduced Price

I have found very little interest in my ELSA RV 12. It is a very good build, all the factory extras, Dynon Skyview, etc. Just over 100 hours, ready to fly anywhere right now. Lets try a new price...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-11-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,435
Posted By DonFromTX
I think you are "over thinking" this. From a...

I think you are "over thinking" this. From a flip side, as a seller I am turned off by someone that wants to treat me like a crook, use a middleman, etc. I simply move on to a more sensible buyer,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-10-2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 959
Posted By DonFromTX
I sprung for a wired one for Android (Note 4...

I sprung for a wired one for Android (Note 4 Samsung) and have been very impressed with the image quality, clear and distinct, better than by borescope. Cost only $9.99 as I recall,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-09-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,435
Posted By DonFromTX
There can always be a crook slide in, but I have...

There can always be a crook slide in, but I have bought and sold LOTS of bigger items on here, always with the best of results. Anything I sell of course I will take back if the buyer is not...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-03-2018, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,364
Posted By DonFromTX
Definitely on the minus side! I spent 6 years...

Definitely on the minus side! I spent 6 years building,
but a lot of time was spent tearing out a system whenever I found there was a better system! Things like taking out the SL40 and putting in...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-03-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,364
Posted By DonFromTX
PRICE REDUCED $1000

I am just about at the "part it out" price I think, but darn I would hate to do thatl Lets try a price of $48000 and see how that goes. All lthe work done, registered, and with Airworthiness...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-29-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By DonFromTX
I think Sportys has a forum with comments, there...

I think Sportys has a forum with comments, there have been some failures, BUT REGARDLESS of warranty, Bose seems to fix and return like good little boys everytime.
I will call my guy tomorrow, They...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2018, 10:00 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 375,142
Posted By DonFromTX
Wow, now that is the best photo of the whole...

Wow, now that is the best photo of the whole thread!!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-27-2018, 10:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By DonFromTX
In my shopping, something to consider. The new...

In my shopping, something to consider. The new one is guaranteed for 5 years, if you buy a used one, one has to factor in the age, regardless of condition. That said, I have never seen anything as...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-27-2018, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 657
Posted By DonFromTX
I am selling my brand new one. Another pilot has...

I am selling my brand new one. Another pilot has been dragging his feet about it for a few weeks, I will see if he wants to poop or get off the pot.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,184
Posted By DonFromTX
I am amazed at the intelligent, helpful guidance...

I am amazed at the intelligent, helpful guidance by builders and pilots here. My personal situation was I had too much going on in life, always wanted to build, finally got started in my mid 70s and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-23-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,364
Posted By DonFromTX
For Sale: RV12 AKA Air Force One

Here is an interesting item, a highly modified RV12 registered as Air Force 1. You can click on the builders log in my signature, then select the "all" tab to see the whole history. This aircraft...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-22-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By DonFromTX
Hi Deene hows it going up there, you should come...

Hi Deene hows it going up there, you should come visit more! Sorry, you were SECOND in line,
I am awaiting payment.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-22-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By DonFromTX
SOLD Garmin VIRB Camera

SOLD AWAITING PAYMENT I need to sell a Garmin VIRB Elite HD camera with WiFi and GPS, new in the box with all sorts of extra stuff, to include a "Prop Filter" (don't laugh, there is actually such a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-22-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By DonFromTX
FS New Improved RV12 Nosewheel Fork Kit

SOLD SOLD SOLD
I purchased this from Vans to use on my plane, but never installed it. This is the new much improved fork kit with the fairing stuff as well. Vans sells the fork for 325.00 and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-21-2018, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By DonFromTX
I would be nervous of having a spot that can trap...

I would be nervous of having a spot that can trap liquid. Condensation could be frozen there and stop the vent.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 01-21-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By DonFromTX
Clecos for Sale

SOLD SOLD I have two bags of 100 each of copper 1/8 brand new never even opened, from Brown Tool Company..
Aircraft Spruce says .67 each, making it a $134 plus shipping pair.
You can buy mine...
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,889
Posted By DonFromTX
No, this comparison was to my ELSA RV12, not the...

No, this comparison was to my ELSA RV12, not the one I built. Air Force one is for sale also, but for far less of course, as you say phase one would help a lot on that one, I am making some plans to...
Forum: RV-12 01-19-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,889
Posted By DonFromTX
To build or to buy

I never paid much attention to building costs, building was more important to me than selling the completed product or even flying it. I took some time just now and added up what one would spend if...
Forum: RV-12 01-13-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,121
Posted By DonFromTX
I fought that on mine, finally found out it was...

I fought that on mine, finally found out it was the upper spar to fuselage lack of clearance. It is hard to see the interference when you are outside, it is the inner skin that needed to be cut out...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-12-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,224
Posted By DonFromTX
I got mine from a Kings school, but NOT John and...

I got mine from a Kings school, but NOT John and Martha King. It was in Tennessee maybe 25 years or so ago, maybe it changed to the Baker school. Guaranteed to pass was attractive.
We went over...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,391
Posted By DonFromTX
I stopped there once and have never forgot about...

I stopped there once and have never forgot about it!
Just seemed like a very nice place to retire and enjoy life.
Forum: Tools 01-09-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 608
Posted By DonFromTX
Air Compressor Report

I came across this in some members builders log I think, and decided it would be what I needed. My RV12 tires seem to leak down far too fast to suit me, and there is not always an air compressor...
Forum: RV-12 01-06-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,277
Posted By DonFromTX
Here is a link to my friends builder log, he and...

Here is a link to my friends builder log, he and I are both trying to learn all about prop balance stuff. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
http://torstensrv-12.blogspot.com/
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By DonFromTX
On my other RV12 I made sure I had cool induction...

On my other RV12 I made sure I had cool induction air - and it lets out heat when parked as well!
http://i68.tinypic.com/205v53a.jpg
Forum: RV-12 01-05-2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By DonFromTX
Intake Air Option

I was lurking around a friends Rotax powered plane yesterday, and noticed this intake manifold treatment. It always seemed a bit wrong to feed our engine heated air to burn. Has anyone ever played...
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,277
Posted By DonFromTX
Uh Scott, does that mean you don't know the...

Uh Scott, does that mean you don't know the answer to my questions either?:D
Forum: RV-12 01-03-2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,277
Posted By DonFromTX
Angry I bought a balancer and loaned it to another...

I bought a balancer and loaned it to another RV12/Rotax owner, he has had some interesting times learning to use it. Something that has puzzled me is that while trying to balance the prop, an...
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,863
Posted By DonFromTX
None of the suggested reasons apply, in fact with...

None of the suggested reasons apply, in fact with a crosswind I had to actually put in full right rudder AND some brake to keep centerline on takeoff. I think (but not positive) our props are...
Forum: RV-12 01-02-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,863
Posted By DonFromTX
A Tale of Two Twelves

Something bugging me, I have flown a total of two RV12s, mine and the one Jetguy owns. In his it took a whole bunch of right rudder to keep on the centerline, with mine it does not require that. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-30-2017, 10:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,408
Posted By DonFromTX
Wow, am I ever impressed with your resume!! But...

Wow, am I ever impressed with your resume!! But please tell me in language I can understand exactly what or how that photo of you in your RV8 translates. I just cannot figure it out!
Forum: RV-12 12-23-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,043
Posted By DonFromTX
I too thought Basic Med was going to be great for...

I too thought Basic Med was going to be great for me, campaigned heavy for it to become law. As it turned out, me and most of my friends were passed by (too many years since last physical). As a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,504
Posted By DonFromTX
While training with Jetguy in his RV12/Dynon D180...

While training with Jetguy in his RV12/Dynon D180 I was having a devil of a time reading the screen. He or I thought it might be the transition lens, so I got a pair of "normal" bifocals, the...
Forum: RV-12 12-16-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,353
Posted By DonFromTX
Someone once said they did that because the Evans...

Someone once said they did that because the Evans does not absorb heat as well as ordinary antifreeze, even though it avoids hot spots better.
I use Evans in one of my RV12s, antifreeze in the other...
Forum: RV-12 12-14-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,353
Posted By DonFromTX
I totally agree Sam, I learned a lot from just...

I totally agree Sam, I learned a lot from just reading the responses.
Valuable information I feel.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,226
Posted By DonFromTX
Wow, I have been thru two divorces and I could...

Wow, I have been thru two divorces and I could have not written this post any better. Great advice given there, please read and heed it if you can.
Forum: RV-12 12-07-2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,798
Posted By DonFromTX
You are correct, the maint manual says "Pour in...

You are correct, the maint manual says "Pour in approx 3l(0.8 gal(US)
of fresh oil." Drops you off there, never saying to add to correct dipstick level or whatever.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By DonFromTX
And thank you for sharing all that. You have no...

And thank you for sharing all that. You have no idea how proud this old (I just turned 80) pilot is to hear such a story.
Congratulations on an outstanding achievement!!
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,798
Posted By DonFromTX
Maybe I was following this earlier advice in this...

Maybe I was following this earlier advice in this thread as well, which apparently is incorrect.
QUOTE=Jolly;1179976]Rotate the prop first to get the tank gurgle. This pushes the excess oil back to...
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,798
Posted By DonFromTX
Interesting! My reference is out at the hangar,...

Interesting! My reference is out at the hangar, but it was quite specific about adding 3 liters..
Forum: RV-12 12-06-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,798
Posted By DonFromTX
I ran out of time yesterday, but after following...

I ran out of time yesterday, but after following all the instructions carefully, after adding the 3 liters of new oil and hand propping it 20 revolutions, the oil level was still far too high. Is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,625
Posted By DonFromTX
For what it is worth, I just bought a Bose A20, a...

For what it is worth, I just bought a Bose A20, a lot of the reason was that they seem to be very happy with hearing aids. They are great with hearing aids I found out.
Forum: RV-12 11-28-2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,168
Posted By DonFromTX
For me it is, I have the new fork in stock now.

For me it is, I have the new fork in stock now.
Forum: RV-12 11-25-2017, 04:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,406
Posted By DonFromTX
Fighting this along with everyone else, but I am...

Fighting this along with everyone else, but I am surprised no one has mentioned the Swift Fuel UL94. I am on a campaign to get it at my airport and it would seem to be ideal for many of us. Has...
Forum: RV-12 11-21-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,774
Posted By DonFromTX
Great job by the way, I sure enjoyed...

Great job by the way, I sure enjoyed it.
Interestingly, this shows how inconsistent the FAA and the DAR's are, I flunked my first AW "inspection" because the wings were not installed (even though ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-20-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,883
Posted By DonFromTX
Here is a link to a system I used. Not only dirt...

Here is a link to a system I used. Not only dirt cheap, but has been wonderful lighting, easy to install as well. I would not change for any other system. I have never exceeded my electrical...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,530
Posted By DonFromTX
I am sure you are right, I just meant ones I have...

I am sure you are right, I just meant ones I have seen and spoke to the owner.
Worthy of note, each owner was very happy with the Corvair.

QUOTE=E28POWER;1220109]Actually, I think there are over...
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,530
Posted By DonFromTX
Another factor to consider, I am aware of 5...

Another factor to consider, I am aware of 5 Zenith 601/650 flying with Corvair, zero RV12. Getting the W&B plus engine mount and cowling would be much simpler on the Zenith.
Forum: RV-12 11-20-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,530
Posted By DonFromTX
In case you are interested, I have a friend who...

In case you are interested, I have a friend who has built a very nice Corvair engine for his Turner project, but has come across an 0320 to use instead,
so the Corvair is for sale.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2017, 09:18 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 16,306
Posted By DonFromTX
Talking Well, DUH, "Hail to the Chief" as if I really had...

Well, DUH, "Hail to the Chief" as if I really had a choice
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,382
Posted By DonFromTX
Interesting, I never thought about that even. I...

Interesting, I never thought about that even. I made so many modifications to what started as kit 461, I felt I owed it to Vans to not call it an RV12.

many
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2017, 11:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,382
Posted By DonFromTX
I never had the problem, I call mine "Air Force...

I never had the problem, I call mine "Air Force One". It always gets some puzzled looks even from pilots, then I have to explain it is not a nickname I use for it, but that it is actually registered...
Forum: RV-12 11-08-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,008
Posted By DonFromTX
Update. This post has brought up some...

Update. This post has brought up some interesting posts, as well as an FAA policy that can be read with some loopholes that one would not probably ever get caught ignoring.
I have recently found a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2017, 12:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,570
Posted By DonFromTX
Wow that is bad. Now I am unsure if I want to...

Wow that is bad. Now I am unsure if I want to change out the tubes to the new one, might even be worse than what is in there!. It would not be so bad if I could get down on the floor, roll the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,570
Posted By DonFromTX
Part of the problem is old age. At 80 it still...

Part of the problem is old age. At 80 it still seems like a new car should be around $1500 yet, whatever happened there?
I got my new tube from Vans today and was surprised to actually see something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-26-2017, 09:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,364
Posted By DonFromTX
I am about to try it out as well, went to HF...

I am about to try it out as well, went to HF today, going to use it tomorrow to change out a leaky tube. Looks pretty ideal for t he task.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,570
Posted By DonFromTX
Let me preface this with the statement that I...

Let me preface this with the statement that I have the utmost respect and admiration for Vans and their products and methods.
That said, it would have been fun to be a fly on the wall when they...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2017, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,448
Posted By DonFromTX
Ah ha, another challenger! I have to do the...

Ah ha, another challenger! I have to do the caliper thing now just to prove I am right! Anyhow, I do have a set of gauges to confirm my theory. Shucks, I don't even understand WHY someone would say...
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