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Old 10-25-2010, 07:34 PM
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Lightbulb Modifications that you have Made to your RV-12 after Certification? E-LSA Only!

This new sticky thread is for Modifications Owners have made to their RV12 E-LSAs and would like to share them after they have received their Airworthiness Certificates. This way other Owners can see and find all the cool mods the people have made to their RV12s in one place. EABs, since you guys are in a different category please don't post here cause what you do may not be legal for a E-LSA. Let knowledge be shared!

Note: This new Sticky thread was discussed with Delta Romeo before being posted.

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Old 10-25-2010, 08:01 PM
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Nothing really special, but mtd a Zaon MRX in the panel that used to sit on glareshield of my 6A, and added 2" altimeter and airspeed indicators to the panel for redundancy in event of EFIS going dark.
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:31 PM
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Default Whow - Have done a few

1. Closed window, and installed Moeller Marine Fuel Gauge.
2. Installed Thermostasis Oil Thermostat.
3. Installed Heater Damper Door for colder climates.
4. Installed Reiff Pre-Heat System.
5. Put nutplates on filler neck to make removal easier.
6. Designed tapered steel pin to help install wings after seals installed.
7. Made Jack System for easy lifting.

Those are the main ones I can remember !

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Old 10-25-2010, 08:37 PM
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Reiff pre-heat system
Moeller mechanical fuel gauge
Added one more hinge attachment point to move pilot's seat forward one more 'notch' and added a spacer to hold pilot's seat back a bit more forward (shorter pilot)
Added remote mounted oil pressure sender (Dynon's recommendations after the Honeywell unit failed.)
Wheel pants installed. (Lots of non-technical work, but plane looks a LOT better.)

Last edited by JohnF : 03-21-2011 at 06:44 PM. Reason: More modifications
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:42 PM
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Talking Added A canopy Lock.

Heres how we solved the lock problem. At Lowes we bought a standard Desk draw lock with a 1 inch shaft. We then drilled out a shaft diameter hole in the side of the fuse below the ¾” Angle making up the upper edge. See the lock after mounting on the outside of the fuse.

Then we cut a channel in the top surface of the edge for the arm of the lock to come up through.


We then put a small length of ¾” angle on the inside lower edge of the f the canopy frame.

Then we cut a slot in the arm of the lock to capture the piece of angle.

That’s it. Caution I would not buy the lock from Aircraft Lowes. It had too much play in it. But we made do with what we had.

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Old 10-25-2010, 09:06 PM
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Thumbs up What to do with that pesky oil cap

Here is a Mod we recently did. Since we keep our oil caps off longer than Lys or Cont we need a nice place to put it so we dont lose it or forget to put it back on. So my partner came up with this one.


See anything different about this door?


Added some clips


Now I wont lose it.


Now I wont forget to put it on.

HINT: Use those Reduced head flush Rivets so you dont have to worry about dimpling. Just a small amount of counter sink needed.

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Old 10-26-2010, 09:40 AM
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That lock is a great idea John. Maybe Van's should make it an option. It would help keep the Feds happy.

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Old 10-26-2010, 06:50 PM
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Thumbs up The RV12 Step!

Here is something we discovered about the RV12 step. Right before OSH 2010 we had the leave the plane out in a rain shower while we were painting the inside of the hanger. The next day we removed the steps to clean them up for the big trip. My buddy was standing there messing with the removed step and next thing you know he had water all over his shoes. It seems that the step will accumulate water at the spot in the picture below.

I think that any steps installed before 2010 may have this same problem. I think that now Vans has you fill this area with proseal. So if you’ve had your plane out in the rain you might want to pull the step and check for water. We drilled a weep hole at the bottom to take care to take care of it.


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Old 10-27-2010, 10:41 AM
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Four nutplates in the instrument panel for a 2" Ram Mount.



Which gives the iPad with Flightcharts Pro a solid mount.

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Old 10-27-2010, 11:27 AM
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Default I use an Ipad on a kneeboard

Seeing those pictures I am now re-thinking the dual Dynon
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