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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,486
Posted By PilotBrent
200 hour rebuild

Rotax manuals recommend overhauling the carbs every 200 hours which I understand not everyone adheres to in E-LSA world. After taking the Rotax courses at Lockwood I realized how many small parts...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,299
Posted By PilotBrent
I use to have low fuel pressure warnings pop up...

I use to have low fuel pressure warnings pop up from time to time, usually when descending from altitude (or near water of course). Replaced pressure sensor, no difference. Engine ran fine. Use a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,270
Posted By PilotBrent
Only have one myself (2nd wasn't an option when I...

Only have one myself (2nd wasn't an option when I built). Last flight on final, an aircraft on ground radioed me to advise that my "second" flashing light was not working, wanted me to be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,048
Posted By PilotBrent
I took both the 2 day service and the additional...

I took both the 2 day service and the additional 2 day maintenance Rotax courses at Lockwood from Dean over 6 years ago. Four straight days at Sebring but very enjoyable. Also took the 16 hour...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,143
Posted By PilotBrent
And then add another 2 weeks for other innovators...

And then add another 2 weeks for other innovators to make the plunge. Whats the rush?:D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,263
Posted By PilotBrent
Generally push mine to full in order to release...

Generally push mine to full in order to release the stress on the safety springs. Somewhere in the past that was recommended to me and I've been doing it that way for years.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,944
Posted By PilotBrent
Glad there is tremendous oversight by Van's but...

Glad there is tremendous oversight by Van's but (sarcastically) I'm now going to need a much larger binder to organize all the Van's SBs on the 12. Is there a part we haven't reinspected or replaced...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,128
Posted By PilotBrent
Very similar to my experience. When I went into...

Very similar to my experience. When I went into the avionics shop after having flown for 2 years, the tech was not pleased that the equipment had not ever been tested. Clearly confusion that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-02-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,725
Posted By PilotBrent
I've been going through EAA / Falcon Ins. for my...

I've been going through EAA / Falcon Ins. for my RV-12 for several years. This year the initial quote was 28% higher than in 2019. After raising concerns about the unexpected bump, revised quote...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-21-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,842
Posted By PilotBrent
Count me as a proud boy too....

Count me as a proud boy too....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2020, 06:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,873
Posted By PilotBrent
I'm not picking on Dave, but all the aircraft in...

I'm not picking on Dave, but all the aircraft in the hangers around me are certified and I hear the price of replacement parts etc... quoted every week. Can't help but snicker when one of us on here...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-14-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,112
Posted By PilotBrent
I used Jon Ross for my RV-12. He has done...

I used Jon Ross for my RV-12. He has done several. Brent.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,332
Posted By PilotBrent
I'm also having an issue with this statement!...

I'm also having an issue with this statement! (and I'm not there yet)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,362
Posted By PilotBrent
I think Scott's comment only applies to newly...

I think Scott's comment only applies to newly registered RV-12s. It won't be too long before some Rotax 912s in the RV12/E-LSA fleet will reach TBO (2000h or 15yrs if I recall). The last time I...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-03-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,363
Posted By PilotBrent
Some NorthEast Flying during COVID months.

https://youtu.be/-oOO8w5IVkU
Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-11-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,465
Posted By PilotBrent
http://i.imgur.com/kZYCypO.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/kZYCypO.jpg (https://imgur.com/kZYCypO)

Finally completed a video of the flight/visit to Loring.

https://youtu.be/VRrNiaqXO-c
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-01-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,049
Posted By PilotBrent
Newly Painted RV-9A

https://youtu.be/OL-9LfaM0DI
Shot a short video of Robin Hitchen picking up his newly painted RV-9A from Lancaster Aero in Smoketown, PA. Did some ground and air-to-air shots.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,293
Posted By PilotBrent
n=1

I experienced occasional low fuel pressure issues both at takeoff for a few minutes and also during my descents from higher altitudes. Been off and on for several years, with no measurable effect on...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-26-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,465
Posted By PilotBrent
https://i.imgur.com/M9rBGhy.jpghttps://i.imgur.com...

https://i.imgur.com/M9rBGhy.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/YK3B4e3.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/rQPQhMr.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/SVef9Ax.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Oh4oAs1.jpg
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-26-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,465
Posted By PilotBrent
https://i.imgur.com/2WkcPaC.jpghttps://i.imgur.com...

https://i.imgur.com/2WkcPaC.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/2WN7BA9.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/n8DGLIy.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/lrIWlLc.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/0xnZ3pR.jpghttps://i.imgur.com/WJBX7Iq.jpghttps://i.imgu...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,214
Posted By PilotBrent
He's got to be closer to the 5,000 club by...

He's got to be closer to the 5,000 club by now!.

(missed you at breakfast yesterday Vlad)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,214
Posted By PilotBrent
Joined "RV-12 500 Club" earlier today!

5 years and six months. She is flying better today than on her maiden flight. Returning to OSH next week to visit her friends. Hopefully will see many of you there...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-25-2019, 02:44 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 65,454
Posted By PilotBrent
...odds are, you'll need them eventually. I...

...odds are, you'll need them eventually. I carry two spares in my aircraft toolkit...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,816
Posted By PilotBrent
Similar experience. One full day for the coolant...

Similar experience. One full day for the coolant hoses, fuel lines about half that. I'm slow and careful...mostly slow. 40 hours does seem very excessive.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,971
Posted By PilotBrent
High fuel flows

I was having a series of misc. equipment failures last fall (fuel tank leak, ...then a heavy float, and failing volt. regulator & finally a bad oil pressure sensor) After resolving all of them I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 339
Views: 415,711
Posted By PilotBrent
Jeff, at first I thought you flew into a flock of...

Jeff, at first I thought you flew into a flock of baseball bats!
Forum: RV-9/9A 04-25-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 613
Posted By PilotBrent
EAA643 Chapter 643 (Pittstown, NJ) visit RV-9A Project

Our local EAA Chapter visited member Neil Rosoff's nearly completed RV-9A on Saturday for a once over prior to his DAR inspection. Helped him address a few nagging issues - hopefully he is just days...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-27-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,517
Posted By PilotBrent
Your comment about the fuel stuck a nerve. I had...

Your comment about the fuel stuck a nerve. I had some older fuel in the tank (mix of 1-2 months it turns out) but had added fresh mogas. Had not realized how old the residual fuel was until you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-26-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,069
Posted By PilotBrent
My RV-12 is based at Sky Manor, finished it 5...

My RV-12 is based at Sky Manor, finished it 5 years ago this week. Send me a private message if you need questions answered ect... more than willing to spare some time for another local builder. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-24-2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 12,517
Posted By PilotBrent
Is my mechanical pump failing?

After dealing with a few other issues lately (oil pressure sensor replace, bad float, even a fuel tank leak repair) I am coming to the conclusion that my mechanical pump is now failing and would like...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 65,454
Posted By PilotBrent
http://i65.tinypic.com/se39ea.jpghttp://i66.tinypi...

http://i65.tinypic.com/se39ea.jpghttp://i66.tinypic.com/15q9clt.jpg

I'm beyond disgusted with this float quality issue. I had Lockwood perform the 200h inspection/maintenance on my carbs in March. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,838
Posted By PilotBrent
I'm no expert like Joe Gores, but I think a...

I'm no expert like Joe Gores, but I think a failing voltage regulator has the potential to generate all kinds of strange electrical readings from sensors. I've also read that replacing the battery...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-11-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,176
Posted By PilotBrent
Followup - I could not get a normal (engine off)...

Followup - I could not get a normal (engine off) reading after testing the various two wire combinations and adding a third wire from the sensor for a new ground. (Van's original setup only has 2...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,176
Posted By PilotBrent
Oil Pressure Sensor - Trouble shooting question

Looking for some advise regarding the setup of a new oil pressure sensor.

Background: During test flight last weekend after a fuel tank leak repair, I suddenly had a drop in oil pressure just after...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,803
Posted By PilotBrent
I never rely on my memory when working on the...

I never rely on my memory when working on the ROTAX. That's what the current illustrated parts manual is for. Keep all five of the PDF manuals on my iPad in hanger.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-30-2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,903
Posted By PilotBrent
I witnessed that. Could not believe the patients...

I witnessed that. Could not believe the patients that all the core crew displayed, especially Scott BTW, in staying focused on the mission while being continually distracted. Try building a quality...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 34,499
Posted By PilotBrent
Might affect the balance of the hub/prop.

Might affect the balance of the hub/prop.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2018, 05:31 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 34,499
Posted By PilotBrent
As others have pointed out already, there just...

As others have pointed out already, there just isn't enough room to adaquately inspect the hub without removing the spinner plate. Fortunately, mine looked good after 450h but its tedious to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,536
Posted By PilotBrent
Hope to see you again this year Scott. I'm...

Hope to see you again this year Scott. I'm targeting to arrive Sat afternoon again, but probably without the other two RV-12s i flew in with last year. (assuming of course that my prop hub...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-27-2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 22,675
Posted By PilotBrent
Most of us are speechless Vlad, its another world...

Most of us are speechless Vlad, its another world you explored... up there. Incredible shots once again. B.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,409
Posted By PilotBrent
If you are planning to go into NYC, you will...

If you are planning to go into NYC, you will probably want to choose an airport near a rail line unless you are renting a car (not recommended generally). MOGAS is hard to come by in this part of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,799
Posted By PilotBrent
Anyone willing to land with <4gal? Ever?

Anyone willing to land with <4gal? Ever?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-30-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,862
Posted By PilotBrent
I fabricated brackets from scrap aluminum a few...

I fabricated brackets from scrap aluminum a few years ago and ordered some straps/plastic buckle from Amazon. Added some plastic scrap to them as well so that the aluminum edge wouldn't wear on the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,167
Posted By PilotBrent
Now that's "real" evidence of Russian collusion...

Now that's "real" evidence of Russian collusion if I've ever heard it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 30,006
Posted By PilotBrent
Unfortunately, without a larger sample of data on...

Unfortunately, without a larger sample of data on failures/flight hours by model, one cannot support claims that the RV-12 is any worse that other 912ULS installations. All the reports on here are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 30,006
Posted By PilotBrent
Been meaning to post this. I went ahead and...

Been meaning to post this. I went ahead and fabricated a very basic replacement ignition coil bracket from some scrap aluminum angle I had in the hanger. But, before installing it a friend at the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 30,006
Posted By PilotBrent
Add me to the list of broken brackets. Saw it...

Add me to the list of broken brackets. Saw it this weekend (420h) but it may have been there in the past and I never noticed it. Credit this post for even knowing where to look. Really don't think...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,140
Posted By PilotBrent
Jeez, just started my annual last weekend, and...

Jeez, just started my annual last weekend, and I'm actually falling behind in SB compliance already!:eek:

Actually, I'm very pleased Van's is upgrading these springs. I had two replacement springs...
Forum: Northeast 02-19-2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 72,044
Posted By PilotBrent
You are probably one of the very few RV-12s to...

You are probably one of the very few RV-12s to have made the visit to the bay. One of our local RV-9s had an incident there last year which has raised my caution level about venturing up there...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-23-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,435
Posted By PilotBrent
Important Warning about Seattle Avionics and billing

I had been using Seattle Avionics updates for my Skyview for several years now, but informed them that I would NOT be renewing this year. I had been paying $99/24 months of data. I don't use the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2017, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,457
Posted By PilotBrent
I load all the manuals into ForeFlight which...

I load all the manuals into ForeFlight which allows you to organize documents into folders and pulling them up is easy to do (in fact I keep all five the Rotax manuals, Vans/RV-12 MM & POH manuals,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2017, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,623
Posted By PilotBrent
His TACH number is 74% of his Hobbs. My...

His TACH number is 74% of his Hobbs. My Hobbs/TACH numbers are 403.7/333.6 i.e. the TACH is 82% of the Hobbs. Probably pretty common ratio with the Skyview/Rotax setup.
Forum: Northeast 09-19-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,176
Posted By PilotBrent
Despite the weather, another extremely well...

Despite the weather, another extremely well organized and great event Governor. Only regret I have is not being able to arrive sooner and stay longer. Bruce and I debriefed our chapter last night...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,873
Posted By PilotBrent
Where is the obligatory handshake photo with the...

Where is the obligatory handshake photo with the DAR?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-08-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 44,083
Posted By PilotBrent
Installed EZ Heat system several years ago and it...

Installed EZ Heat system several years ago and it works great (when I remember to put the timer on and run it for several hours). One pad on lower half of oil tank, other one on bottom of block (pad...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,992
Posted By PilotBrent
That makes sense if you cannot easily remove the...

That makes sense if you cannot easily remove the top skin. Another reminder for everyone building is to avoid sealing the topskin permanently to the fuse and have your painter remove the screws from...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-30-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 166,163
Posted By PilotBrent
These serial adventures from Scott (and of course...

These serial adventures from Scott (and of course Vlad) make the workday shorter and a whole lot more inspiring...keep them coming...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,992
Posted By PilotBrent
If you are using the kit obtained from Van's that...

If you are using the kit obtained from Van's that has the pins already on the wires, plug etc...it really isn't difficult to replace the whole thing. Even with loosening a few clamps and sliding...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,112
Posted By PilotBrent
Finally completed RV12 trip videos to Oskhosh'17

Dave posted his trip video a number of days ago now, but I finally just got around to finishing my last one. Tried to keep each one under 10 min. (harder than you think) One of my GoPro's actually...
Forum: Northeast 08-09-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,614
Posted By PilotBrent
What do you think Mark? Dave? Its almost the 3rd...

What do you think Mark? Dave? Its almost the 3rd week, according to Vlad we're due for our visit to Cherry Ridge.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-09-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,185
Posted By PilotBrent
Excellent write up. A group of us arrived in that...

Excellent write up. A group of us arrived in that flock of aircraft Sat. afternoon maybe 30min ahead of you. Never have seen so many aircraft fighting for space at RIPON before - its amazing there...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2017, 07:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,857
Posted By PilotBrent
Agree with that. You eventually train yourself...

Agree with that. You eventually train yourself to know exactly where to look on the screen when you think airspeed, alt or... After several years with the Skyview format, when I sit in front of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2017, 06:48 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 41,824
Posted By PilotBrent
Scott, FYI, directly from my op/limitations...

Scott, FYI, directly from my op/limitations (issued 12/28/2013) - ELSA.

(10) This aircraft is to be operated under VFR day only.

(11) After completion of phase I flight testing, unless...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-31-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,112
Posted By PilotBrent
It was great meeting you too Scott. I almost...

It was great meeting you too Scott. I almost made it all the way back to NJ without sig. weather. Only had to divert once to wait for better ceilings...but it was the last 50 miles of a 700 mile...
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