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Old 02-09-2019, 07:34 AM
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The URL below should open a folder on my Google Drive. If it works (still waiting for someone to confirm access) you will find an RV-12 checklist (ProductionRV12Checklist.txt), an installer for the program that I used to build the checklist, and some admittedly weak instructions on how to use the builder.

NOTE: the program itself is a work-in-progress and has only been tested on my own PC, but you're free to give it a try. I would appreciate feedback from anyone that tries it. It will only work on a Windows PC.

There is a thread in the Glass Panel forum for the program itself; this posting is more about the checklist file. I've found it to be useful.

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=168587

This should give you access to download:

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/f...VG2N8?ths=true
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Old 02-09-2019, 12:17 PM
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Hi Dave, that is really kind of you, I am looking forward to trying it out. I have intended to make a few 'Emergency Procedures' checklists, but just haven't taken the time, so this is great. Even though the -12 is a very simple little airplane, I don't want to rely on my memory or fumble around for the POH in the middle of an actual emergency. Thanks so much for taking the time to code this. Paul
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:55 PM
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The emergency procedures will be in a separate file for now. It's wordy in places and its a lot more text, etc. That's exposing quite a few things that need to be fixed or rethought, so it's likely to be a few days. I'll let you know when I upload it.
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Old 02-10-2019, 10:45 PM
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The URL below should open a folder on my Google Drive. If it works (still waiting for someone to confirm access) you will find an RV-12 checklist (ProductionRV12Checklist.txt), an installer for the program that I used to build the checklist, and some admittedly weak instructions on how to use the builder.

NOTE: the program itself is a work-in-progress and has only been tested on my own PC, but you're free to give it a try. I would appreciate feedback from anyone that tries it. It will only work on a Windows PC.

There is a thread in the Glass Panel forum for the program itself; this posting is more about the checklist file. I've found it to be useful.

http://www.vansairforce.com/communit...d.php?t=168587

This should give you access to download:

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/f...VG2N8?ths=true
Dave, enjoyed reading your blog again. Any other Florida like flights since 2017? Always enjoy your info sharing. Very helpful! Doug in IL
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:50 AM
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Dave, enjoyed reading your blog again. Any other Florida like flights since 2017? Always enjoy your info sharing. Very helpful! Doug in IL
There is a Florida flight coming in the March/April timeframe. Hopefully.
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Old 02-11-2019, 07:52 AM
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Hi Dave, that is really kind of you, I am looking forward to trying it out. I have intended to make a few 'Emergency Procedures' checklists, but just haven't taken the time, so this is great. Even though the -12 is a very simple little airplane, I don't want to rely on my memory or fumble around for the POH in the middle of an actual emergency. Thanks so much for taking the time to code this. Paul
The Emergency Procs chapter is now uploaded to Google Drive.
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Old 02-11-2019, 10:34 AM
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Wanted to say Thank You, Dave, for making that available. Nice to have a checklist right in front of you, on the screen, to tick off, one by one. Nothing beats being thorough before you get up in the air. Captain I fly with uses a version of "CIGAR" right before run up. Actually "CCiGAR"

Canopy Closed and latched properly (RV-12 specific)
Controls
Instruments
Gas level (panel reading for tank, fuel pressure, tank valve on floor open position, choke in)
Attitude (Trim settings)
Run up (Check Mags and RPM drop after oil reaches 122F)

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Old 02-11-2019, 12:30 PM
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When I learned to fly back in the sixtys, my instructor taught me to use "Mr. Peter Rabit May I Go Flying Tonight Please Sir." I don't remember what all that stood before but I remember magnetos was one of the M's and PS was Perimeter Search.

Years later when I flew a Baron I used CigarTips.

I flew Citations for 18 years and we had our own normal checklists that our flight department developed (with items for pilot flying, pilot not-flying, and both) and we used those extensively.

When I bought my RV-12 it is such a simple aircraft that I came up with my own pre-takeoff check list, FIGHTS. Flight Controls and Flaps, Engine and Flight Instruments, Gas, Hatch (canopy), Trim, and Strobes. The checklist does not include the runup which I have never forgotten (I know there is always a first time for everything).

But I have now flown the RV-12 120 hours in the last year (I picked it up in Northern Wisconsin on February 12th last year), and I am still liking this checklist.

If anyone see any obvious missing safety items, tell me. It won't hurt my ego and may prevent a problem in the future.
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:59 PM
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I made a laminated Before Takeoff Checklist that I use religiously. Haven't done anything too stupid yet...

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Old 02-12-2019, 01:06 AM
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The Emergency Procs chapter is now uploaded to Google Drive.
Wow, thanks Dave! I will get out to the airport tomorrow and install both checklist files. I definitely owe you a few adult beverages of your choice
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