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Old 08-07-2018, 08:13 PM
Eric B Eric B is offline
 
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Default Looking at the RV-12, have a couple questions

I *was an RV-10 builder, but life came along and now those little feet need something to do. Why not build a plane?
First, I sold all the tools along with the kits and components a while back but the longeron yoke was my favorite for the pneumatic squeezer. Would a pneumatic squeezer be a benefit on he RV-12? I'm thinking of all the nutplates. Would a longeron yoke be useful for those?
Secondly, how much room is there behind the panel before you get to the subpa el? Looking to add an IFR navy to the mix, maybe Avidyne and the dimensions say it is 11" deep.
Thanks in advance! Looking forward to getting back. Hopefully.
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Old 08-07-2018, 08:33 PM
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You won’t use a squeezer as much as you would on a -10, but you will have plenty of opportunities. I have a longeron yoke, but I haven’t used it on the -12; like you said, lots of nut plates, and several other solid rivets you can squeeze.

For the avionics, I have a GTN625 and it fits fine (the GTN650 and an IFD540 have the same dimensions). The connector will be a tight squeeze, so I recommend a right angle connector for the extra clearance, but it will work with a standard DB connector as well.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:12 PM
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I added a VOR/ILS by hanging a small sub panel on the main instrument panel centerline underneath the instrument panel, so if you are worried about panel space you do have an option to expand it.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:56 PM
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I added a VOR/ILS by hanging a small sub panel on the main instrument panel centerline underneath the instrument panel, so if you are worried about panel space you do have an option to expand it.
Pictures? . .
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:14 AM
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The new RV-12iS fuselage has a center console for fuses, throttle, switches, etc. This frees up space on the main panel for more avionics. You can see photos at these two links:

http://flyrv12.com

http://flyrv12.com/aircraft/the-new-rv-12is/
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Old 08-08-2018, 03:56 PM
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I managed to squeeze an IFD540 into my RV-12 panel and there is almost no clearance at the firewall side even with 90 deg coax connectors. I ended up with just over a finger width of space. Also had to build a custom mount/rack frame and one-piece panel with front insertion of the 540 and a Garmin GTR200. I also reinforced the panel base with a 3/4" angle across the base to handle the 11lbs of extra weight. Plan ahead for all the wires, especially all the coax (5 or 6 cables) that go down the tunnel.

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Old 08-08-2018, 11:00 PM
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Driftdown,

I have not had much luck posting pics. Send me your email on a PM and Iíll send you the pics.

Rich
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:26 PM
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Our (new) RV-12iST SLSA trainer model has a GTN 650 in the panel, so yes - it fits. You'd need to carefully research how to properly register and certify the aircraft assuming you actually wanted to operate it in IMC of course.
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