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clucier 10-30-2010 11:11 AM

I bought an anti glare screen protector from boxwave.com.

I live in AZ and fly an Evektor Sportstar with a bubble canopy and I have not had any issues. its a little dim at times but still readable.

Make sure your brightness "auto" is off and its set full.

Jetguy 10-30-2010 04:06 PM

Thread CrrreeeeeeeeeP!
 
I would like you guys to maybe continue this Ipad discussion in a New thread.;) This particular thread is dedicated to Modifications You may have made to the RV12. Granted putting an Ipad in is a Modification but you guys are now headed in a different direction about the Ipad. Dont mean to step on toes but just trying to stay on Topic.:)

Thanks
John
RV12 N1212K

steve wyman 10-30-2010 07:52 PM

I have added the following to N167SW: Ray Allen G303 stick grip (PTT trigger plus elevator trim on the stick), I'm swapping out my Garmin 495 for a 695 (in progress), Closed the tank sight window, added the Moeler mechanical guage, and modified the ribbed tail cone close out (behind the tank) so that an inspection can be done without having to remove the tank. At annual, in June, I plan to redo the Rotax throttle cables, so that they will be spring loaded to idle, not full power, the way they are now. The latter just strickes me as a ground accident waiting to happen.

Jetguy 10-30-2010 08:24 PM

Show us your work!
 
Steve could you post a few Pictures of how you modified the rear access panel
so you can open it without removing the Gas Tank.

Thanks
John
RV12 N1212K

steve wyman 10-30-2010 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jetguy (Post 480593)
Steve could you post a few Pictures of how you modified the rear access panel
so you can open it without removing the Gas Tank.

Thanks
John
RV12 N1212K

John, the airplane is in Nebraska, being painted. When it gets back, in about 2 weeks, I'll try and post some pictures. Steve

Peterk 10-30-2010 10:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by steve wyman (Post 480581)
I have added the following to N167SW: Ray Allen G303 stick grip (PTT trigger plus elevator trim on the stick), I'm swapping out my Garmin 495 for a 695 (in progress), Closed the tank sight window, added the Moeler mechanical guage, and modified the ribbed tail cone close out (behind the tank) so that an inspection can be done without having to remove the tank. At annual, in June, I plan to redo the Rotax throttle cables, so that they will be spring loaded to idle, not full power, the way they are now. The latter just strickes me as a ground accident waiting to happen.

Though your ULS warranty will no doubt be gone by then (18months) Rotax is so determined about their throttle set-up that they have announced in no uncertain terms that they will void any warranty where the spring set up is altered. Apparently they do not place much faith in off-field landings or should I say dead stick landings over the field...lol.

Scrabo 62 10-31-2010 03:07 AM

If I was bothering to alter the spring loading on the throttle, I would remove it completely. Personally, I think that spring loading to idle is even more daft than spring loading it to full throttle.

Gagarin737 10-31-2010 05:00 AM

Adjusting the springs, nice article.....
 
Adjusting the springs.....


Peterk 10-31-2010 07:07 AM

All I can say is....ouch! But as many have said before, you are the Captain of your ship. Obviously the "replacement" spring is as important as the original one.

jte65 10-31-2010 08:45 AM

The throttle cable used on the RV-12 (and I presume on many other 912 installations) does not have sufficient strength to rely on it to fully open the throttles on the carbs without the springs. I certainly would not trust it to do so. The cable is drastically different than the throttle cables used on say a C172 and other similar aircraft. I have now heard of multiple examples where the springs were removed or reversed and there was an incident due to the engine not developing full power.


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