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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,910
Posted By seagull
Our “Peanut” always flies with us. He has logged...

Our “Peanut” always flies with us. He has logged over 350 hours in the past 2 years. He has a Instagram page #aviatorpeanut also on Facebook at #aviatorpeanut.

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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 568
Posted By seagull
I have the same tires, and fly exclusively off of...

I have the same tires, and fly exclusively off of pavement. At 1 year, 262 hours, I flipped them on the wheels to even out the wear. I expect to get 600+ hours from them. Unless they look low I check...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2021, 11:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,996
Posted By seagull
The Shell Sport 40 oil is rated as a 10W-40 oil....

The Shell Sport 40 oil is rated as a 10W-40 oil. This means it is 10 viscosity at “0” degrees Fahrenheit and 40 viscosity (thicker) at 212 Fahrenheit. The oil is changing viscosity, getting thicker,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 650
Posted By seagull
As I understand it that plane would have to be an...

As I understand it that plane would have to be an EAB.

An E-LSA would have to match the factory S-LSA which has the autopilot installed. Unless it was built with autopilot, received its...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,672
Posted By seagull
You guys are twisting the knife😂, I live in...

You guys are twisting the knife😂, I live in California, we have a very thirsty government.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,672
Posted By seagull
Questioning the TAX man

I received my annual airplane property tax bill valuing my -12 at $8000 over what I purchased it for 1 ½ years ago and 250 hours later. I have the option to contest the valuation but have been told I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,480
Posted By seagull
Thanks for the heads up.

Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,670
Posted By seagull
Tom, A friend brought over an automotive smoke...

Tom,
A friend brought over an automotive smoke generator and we hooked it up on my 912. I removed the left carb, (the side I suspected a leak) and plugged the boot. Then removed the crossover tube...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,830
Posted By seagull
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=188252...

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1882520731951305&id=100005801887242&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic&notif_id=1630010442683911&ref=m_notif
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,830
Posted By seagull
Peanut wears a happy hoodie for flying. I heard...

Peanut wears a happy hoodie for flying. I heard the ear muff style don’t give good protection and fall off. The Happy Hoodie was recommended by a groomer as what she used because of the noise from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By seagull
not sure if you figured out where to go; Power on...

not sure if you figured out where to go;
Power on Dynon, after it boots hold the 2 right buttons to get into the setup menu.
select > EMS SETUP
select > SENSOR SETUP
select > CANOPY CONTACT
the right...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By seagull
Aircraft bluebook for RV-12 E-LSA

Does anyone have a source to look up the value of a -12? My property tax bill is valuing mine at $8,000 more than I paid for it 1 year ago and I have added 200 hours to the engine / airframe. I don't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,830
Posted By seagull
Our “Peanut” always flies with us. He has logged...

Our “Peanut” always flies with us. He has logged over 350 hours in the past 2 years. He has a Instagram page #aviatorpeanut also on Facebook at #aviatorpeanut.

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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2021, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,054
Posted By seagull
Can you confirm what the production tolerance is....

Can you confirm what the production tolerance is. I thought I remember it being 1 degree but don’t know if that is per bend = 2 degrees total or 1 degree overall.

The one I installed that had the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,054
Posted By seagull
I waited 3 months for Vans to test and finally...

I waited 3 months for Vans to test and finally decided my leg was out of spec. I am sure COVID was a factor in the delay. As I recall 1 degree on the bend was allowable but it wasn't clear if that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,054
Posted By seagull
I had Vans replace my original SB leg and a...

I had Vans replace my original SB leg and a friend went through 2 to get a straight one. You will also notice your nose wheel pant is not sitting level. My nose wheel would chatter (not caster...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,652
Posted By seagull
I missed the part that he is getting EFIS AOA...

I missed the part that he is getting EFIS AOA alerts. Is the stall warning showing on the EFIS?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,652
Posted By seagull
Doesn’t AOA depend on the air line that connects...

Doesn’t AOA depend on the air line that connects to the special rivet just behind the LE under the left wing? That line has a connector at the root of the wing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,652
Posted By seagull
Considering your situation and what might be...

Considering your situation and what might be common to both of those failures. I would consider pulling the left wing off and check the connectors. It is only a 5 minute job to be sure.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,324
Posted By seagull
Yes, the fuel pressure has been solid in that...

Yes, the fuel pressure has been solid in that range.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,204
Posted By seagull
The link I shared has the wrong picture. It is...

The link I shared has the wrong picture. It is part #11-04435, insertion / extraction tool 22-28AWG it is standard density, green & white and metal, $3.50, and work just fine. The tweezer type also...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,204
Posted By seagull
I have had good luck with this one from Spruce....

I have had good luck with this one from Spruce. You will probably destroy the first one getting the hang of it so buy a couple, they are only $3.50...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,324
Posted By seagull
I was at Apple Valley for breakfast and saw this...

I was at Apple Valley for breakfast and saw this question. I climbed to 8500 on the way back, set autopilot for KREI then adjusted for 5200 RPM.
You only asked for that speed but later thought about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,324
Posted By seagull
The OEM hose clamps are "spring" type to keep a...

The OEM hose clamps are "spring" type to keep a continuous clamping force as the parts grow and shrink with temperature. I was unable to find spring clamps that fit the 1" silicone hose. These...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,324
Posted By seagull
Yup, there is that also. The air above the fuel...

Yup, there is that also.
The air above the fuel in now at the same atmospheric pressure as the air going into the carburetor. This is important because a difference in pressure will cause a rich or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,324
Posted By seagull
That wasn’t necessary, especially from...

That wasn’t necessary, especially from you.😞

MAYBE, they they had constraints like cost, average use, or a new design on the horizon 912is.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,324
Posted By seagull
I agree what you say about WOT. I am only at WOT...

I agree what you say about WOT. I am only at WOT when climbing. I cruise between 4800 - 5200 unless I am in a hurry. Descents are below that. These lower RPM’s 3000 - 5000 are where it makes a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,324
Posted By seagull
I bought used manifolds and welded the pre-bent...

I bought used manifolds and welded the pre-bent elbows, bent the joining tube. I wasn't sure I would like the result so kept the stock manifolds.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,324
Posted By seagull
I caught that after I took the picture, it's not...

I caught that after I took the picture, it's not really a "mod":D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,324
Posted By seagull
I have a Dynon on the pilot side and Garmin 696...

I have a Dynon on the pilot side and Garmin 696 on the co-pilot side. They each have their own GPS and ADS-B receivers. I like the redundancy and that sometimes one will report an aircraft the other...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,324
Posted By seagull
“Loose wire” is connected to coolant temp sensor....

“Loose wire” is connected to coolant temp sensor.

Oversized balance tube works at a much higher RPM than the OEM one. Very smooth running at all speeds. I haven’t noticed any negatives.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,134
Posted By seagull
I taped the guide to the drill bit (tape on the...

I taped the guide to the drill bit (tape on the rear of the guide going up the drill bit) with a couple wraps of painters masking tape, sloppy job. leave the tip of the bit out of the guide about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,324
Posted By seagull
That's the main one. :D

That's the main one. :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,324
Posted By seagull
No safety wire on either air cleaner. They fit...

No safety wire on either air cleaner.
They fit in such a way the clamps would have to loosen for them to come off. If they were safety wired in the tang it would not stop them from coming off, only...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,134
Posted By seagull
there are two mounting plates on the nose gear...

there are two mounting plates on the nose gear leg.

The top plate that mounts to the firewall will be drilled with the same exact pattern as your old one but it might not perfectly match the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,324
Posted By seagull
What isn't stock in this pic?

There are several mods I have done but one should stand out.

I have 75 hours 3 1/2 months on this configuration. Went through a 50 oil change and conditional. I see no harm only good results.

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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,670
Posted By seagull
Position #2 is ok if you regularly fly at high...

Position #2 is ok if you regularly fly at high altitude, Colorado etc. The normal position is #3, counting from the top.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-10-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,670
Posted By seagull
I realize you just had them rebuilt but this...

I realize you just had them rebuilt but this might be worth looking at.

https://legacy.rotaxowner.com/si_tb_info/serviceb/sb-912-073.pdf

"Due to deviations in the manufacturing process a partial...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,139
Posted By seagull
I did have that problem in a different way. The...

I did have that problem in a different way. The spinner backplate is flat grey so it didn’t reflect but when I added the final weight which consisted of a large washer my recheck was crazy. I finally...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,139
Posted By seagull
The Chadwick is going to mount the same as the...

The Chadwick is going to mount the same as the Dynovibe, mount the accelerometer as close to the prop as possible and the optical sensor 6 - 12” back from the prop close to 12 o’clock.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,139
Posted By seagull
I have the Dynavibe GX3, this is how I mount...

I have the Dynavibe GX3, this is how I mount it.

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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,772
Posted By seagull
Did you follow the link I posted, is that the e...

Did you follow the link I posted, is that the e screw you think it is?

It's possible my builder did an upgrade and countersunk the panel screws. Possibly the original kit is button head that you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,772
Posted By seagull
I can see the logic, especially if the screws are...

I can see the logic, especially if the screws are not kept tight. I have 750 hours on mine with the non-shouldered screws and the cowl has no slop.

Those shouldered cad plated screws are pretty ugly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,772
Posted By seagull
Are you sure about that part #? Mine are black...

Are you sure about that part #? Mine are black flat heads;
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/pnpages/MS35206-228.php
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,670
Posted By seagull
Not laughing at all, great idea, I like the...

Not laughing at all, great idea, I like the “MacGyver” approach.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,492
Posted By seagull
Just my 2 cents; Static balance will get you...

Just my 2 cents;

Static balance will get you close but….
For automobile tires static balance has been obsoleted and replaced with spin balance, there is a reason.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,670
Posted By seagull
Great post! I’m interested in the outcome....

Great post! I’m interested in the outcome.

Would you mind explaining how you built the “simple smoke machine” and how you hooked it up?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,942
Posted By seagull
I use EX turn on the gascolator O ring, would 567...

I use EX turn on the gascolator O ring, would 567 be better?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-02-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,229
Posted By seagull
JimMac, There is no chance the safety wire can...

JimMac,
There is no chance the safety wire can climb the bolt head, the linear distance increases as the wire climbs the head.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-02-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,492
Posted By seagull
I spin mine to 1000 - 1500 rpm and let them spool...

I spin mine to 1000 - 1500 rpm and let them spool down, if it shakes at all I balance. This can be done on the plane on the ground. If it does not shake there it will not do it in the air.

A lot of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,229
Posted By seagull
How I did mine. 14132

How I did mine.
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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-28-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,229
Posted By seagull
It is Metric, don’t know the thread off hand but...

It is Metric, don’t know the thread off hand but that’s a start.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-28-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,174
Posted By seagull
attaching brake line to gear leg

I am changing to braided teflon brake lines. I am curious how others have secured the lines to the rear of the landing gear leg.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,404
Posted By seagull
OK, I'll bite, whats a washer spanner?

OK, I'll bite, whats a washer spanner?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2021, 12:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,404
Posted By seagull
I probably should have said I ran the bolt...

I probably should have said I ran the bolt through with nothing else to act as a guide for the spacer. Then a dab of super glue on the spacer and dropped it on the bolt letting it fall in place....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-21-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,404
Posted By seagull
I had a similar situation when I was reinstalling...

I had a similar situation when I was reinstalling my control sticks after changing grips. There are small spacers on each side of the heim rod end that have to be in place before the bolt goes...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-16-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,319
Posted By seagull
Here is the info on the silicone...

Here is the info on the silicone hoses.
https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1470744&postcount=17
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-16-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,319
Posted By seagull
Are you looking for rubber or silicone?

Are you looking for rubber or silicone?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,560
Posted By seagull
On the legacy -12, considering the baffles in the...

On the legacy -12, considering the baffles in the tank is it even possible to snake a bore cam through the filler neck to see the strainer?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,560
Posted By seagull
Is there any concern putting the borescope in the...

Is there any concern putting the borescope in the gas tank with fumes or gasoline?

Asking for a friend😂
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-10-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,131
Posted By seagull
I went to Desser Elite Retreads. The Elite tire,...

I went to Desser Elite Retreads. The Elite tire, as a result of having more tread is bigger in diameter by approximately 1/2 to 3/4 inch.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,413
Posted By seagull
The price difference is $1.01 for a set of 4...

The price difference is $1.01 for a set of 4 pads, DIY vs Matco. You labor rate works out to $7.75 an hour over having Matco do it for you, plus you have $$ investment in a press and dies, just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,413
Posted By seagull
I just sent in a set, $35.99, -$7.99 discount,...

I just sent in a set, $35.99, -$7.99 discount, plus shipping both ways, total should be about $45.30.

DIY cost; pads $35.99 + shipping $8.30 = $44.29, not worth your time even if you have the press...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-08-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,900
Posted By seagull
The rules JUST changed...

The rules JUST changed...
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