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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,514
Posted By Tony_T
Walt I have never had a broken muffler spring. I...

Walt
I have never had a broken muffler spring. I did replace all the springs about 300 hours ago, just because.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2022, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,514
Posted By Tony_T
Crack found

Started my annual today. After reading Jim's posts, the muffler was high on my list. Found a pretty nasty crack, almost 180 degrees around the exhaust tube the exits the muffler and also extends...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,862
Posted By Tony_T
I guess my post wasn't clear. The canopy in the...

I guess my post wasn't clear. The canopy in the picture was partially open with the handle resting on the roll bar. The airplane was taxiing. This was commonly done in hot weather before the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,862
Posted By Tony_T
Early RV-12's can be subject to an even greater...

Early RV-12's can be subject to an even greater danger than the canopy closing unexpectedly; it can blow forward in a wind gust and into the moving propeller. This was addressed by Vans in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By Tony_T
To register as E-LSA you must build it exactly as...

To register as E-LSA you must build it exactly as your plans show. Should be no confusion there.

My posts are simply to answer the questions of what the wires you asked about are for. If there is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2022, 12:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,132
Posted By Tony_T
They do not have the RV12 propeller package...

They do not have the RV12 propeller package currently on their website. I recommend emailing them or call their phone number and talk to Nicole (Catto) Klith. She is director of sales and handles...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,132
Posted By Tony_T
Not dynamically balanced on my airplane, yet. I...

Not dynamically balanced on my airplane, yet. I plan to check that next month at annual time. Will it need any weights? Pretty sure it won't.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2022, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By Tony_T
Jerre Also see sheet 46-19 Rev. 4 relating to...

Jerre
Also see sheet 46-19 Rev. 4 relating to changes due to the B&C regulator which is current.
The yellow regulator control wire is no longer used. Instead, they are showing a jumper between pin 4...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,054
Posted By Tony_T
The P761 is the little yellow wire 12V energized...

The P761 is the little yellow wire 12V energized by the Master to the bring the voltage reg alive. On your drawing 45A-04 it shows routed for the under panel regulator location.
Here is an earlier...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,132
Posted By Tony_T
Hinge smoke

The first picture is typical of hinge smoke after a couple hours of flying with the Sensenich prop and dynamically balanced. The second picture is after many hours of flying with the fixed pitch...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 37,249
Posted By Tony_T
Mike Very good and helpful post, thanks. Van's...

Mike
Very good and helpful post, thanks. Van's could have included more on the doubler fabrication in the SB. Based on reports so far, it appears a lot of flying airplanes will need the doubler on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,988
Posted By Tony_T
A couple of comments

The Fastenal 0175181 Torx screws are $0.1929 ea. at the online catalog vs $0.10 ea. for the AN526C832-R8 Phillips, if that matters. Currently, Fastenal are out of stock on the Torx.

In...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,572
Posted By Tony_T
The original fuel pumps had these kinds of...

The original fuel pumps had these kinds of fittings.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-3SZTZdJ/0/87b44c23/M/i-3SZTZdJ-M.jpg

When I think of "barbed", I think of something more aggressive.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By Tony_T
Manifold pressure gauge as carb sync tool

If you decide to go this route, a gauge out of a non-turbo charged airplane give best resolution:

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-gw3Qh2Q/0/33fd203f/M/i-gw3Qh2Q-M.jpg

Edit: One thing to...
Forum: COMM 01-18-2022, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,714
Posted By Tony_T
Follow up

My original post was the result of finding loose nuts on the antenna mount and also having a squeal on transmitting and generally low performance with my GTR200 radio. I was also pretty sure the...
Forum: COMM 01-09-2022, 09:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,714
Posted By Tony_T
Question Comm Antenna - best mounting

Another thread mentioned finding loose screws mounting the comm antenna reminding me I had not checked those lately. I was surprised to find the 4 screws fairly loose, not snug by any means. My...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,027
Posted By Tony_T
The wording of that step could be better. Gently...

The wording of that step could be better. Gently push the locking tab toward the outside of the plastic connector and the connector should slide off the bracket very easily.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,630
Posted By Tony_T
A couple more thoughts

The spinner and backplate are fitted by Catto. The assembly is very concentric. The spinner comes drilled for the pitot tube bushing (RV12 specific, in case non-12ers are reading this) but the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,630
Posted By Tony_T
Well, now that Cactusman has outed me, I guess...

Well, now that Cactusman has outed me, I guess I'll tell my Catto story.

I have wanted a fixed pitch prop for my RV-12 since early in it’s history. Installation and maintenance seemed to be much...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,301
Posted By Tony_T
If you haven't already done so, consider removing...

If you haven't already done so, consider removing the regulator wires from the black connector and installing them individually on the VR pins. There can be loose connections with the black plug and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,068
Posted By Tony_T
Your math is OK. And, the bolts are in double...

Your math is OK. And, the bolts are in double shear as well. I never meant to question your numbers, my 1st post in this thread was only to acknowledge that a PH.D engineer/professor would be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,068
Posted By Tony_T
Did I say I was worried? Just musing is all,...

Did I say I was worried? Just musing is all, everyone's opinions count. The size of the bolt is an indicator of robustnous of the attachment structure.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,954
Posted By Tony_T
Well, having tried the hardware store plugs and...

Well, having tried the hardware store plugs and finding that solution less than satisfactory, I bit the bullet, so to speak, and installed Van's speed plugs. The Van's plugs insert deeply into the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,068
Posted By Tony_T
Jim, check Jerre's signature

Jim, check Jerre's signature
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,068
Posted By Tony_T
Rich, I think Professor Hill has probably seen...

Rich, I think Professor Hill has probably seen that.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,052
Posted By Tony_T
“I thought this was a well proven...

“I thought this was a well proven design”
Everything on the 912 ULS motor is a well proven design. When you change something, there are almost always unexpected consequences.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,941
Posted By Tony_T
Tom, thanks for the update. Good report.

Tom, thanks for the update. Good report.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,473
Posted By Tony_T
Having just replaced my nose leg I can report...

Having just replaced my nose leg I can report there is a difference of XX degrees fairing angle between the old and new. Unfortunately I did not make a measurement with my digital level of the old...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,941
Posted By Tony_T
For what it's worth, the "R" should be on the...

For what it's worth, the "R" should be on the Left carburetor for tractor installation. In a pusher, it would then be on the right side of the airplane. Maybe most of the early installations were...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,952
Posted By Tony_T
Everything looks California normal to me...

Everything looks California normal to me :rolleyes:, except that loose wire connector lying next to the #3 upper spark plug cap...

Jes kiddin! Why the jumbo crossover pipe??
Forum: Reviews 08-11-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,622
Posted By Tony_T
Me too!

After 10 years of use, my hangar Bogi-bar cracked at the wishbone bends. Called them, sent a picture, received a brand new tow bar shortly thereafter!

I don't think I've ever had a product that was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,941
Posted By Tony_T
I just now took the needle out of a 912 ULS carb...

I just now took the needle out of a 912 ULS carb that I know the complete history. This carb came new with a new 912 from Van’s in 2010 and the carb has never been rebuilt, or even taken...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,941
Posted By Tony_T
Circlip position

Here is the whole calibration drawing. Circlip position depends on engine type. The picture in the SB could be misleading....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-27-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,670
Posted By Tony_T
Not trying to explain how the "choke" works...

Not trying to explain how the "choke" works 'cause I don't know how it works, but here is how the index mark on the choke shaft has to point toward the air pipe on the choke housing (3).

This would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-10-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,014
Posted By Tony_T
Hi Joe You can change the brakes without...

Hi Joe

You can change the brakes without removing the wheel. Remember, you have to have the wheel in place to reassemble the brake. You probably have to remove the fairing flange and cut the zip...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2021, 07:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,014
Posted By Tony_T
You have the basic idea. The Matco website...

You have the basic idea. The Matco website describes the procedure. If you actually have a 7 and not a 12, then you'll need to do some homework to see which Matco brake Swiftline kit to get set up...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,722
Posted By Tony_T
Legacy 12's with Skyview had a 5 amp EFIS fuse. ...

Legacy 12's with Skyview had a 5 amp EFIS fuse. That was changed by Van's sometime around 2016, I think, to a 7.5 amp. The OP doesn't say what rating the blown fuse was, but using a 7.5 is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,723
Posted By Tony_T
Mine aren't like...

Mine aren't like that

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZqrdWcs/0/f40b928e/M/i-ZqrdWcs-M.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,906
Posted By Tony_T
Those look great. You will need to replace the...

Those look great.
You will need to replace the Nylock lock nuts (and metric screws) with all metal U.S. lock nuts if you want to stay in compliance with notification 14-07-03.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,906
Posted By Tony_T
Hey Jim, Be sitting down when you price those...

Hey Jim,

Be sitting down when you price those parts. :eek:

But, as I recall, you have a couple of spare used carbs. The parts on those may be OK to use?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,614
Posted By Tony_T
Cowl Removal with 3-blade

Paul, interesting. Looking at the hours you have on the ship (205 after 4 years), it could be that the only cowl removal you would need to do would be at annual condition inspection? Then it may be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-06-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,007
Posted By Tony_T
RV-12 Sensenich - DynaVibe

Mine was 19.4 grams at the 9" diameter, for 0.08 ips final.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,956
Posted By Tony_T
Niner, I would not give up yet. If you are...

Niner, I would not give up yet. If you are flying 70 hours per year this additional cost will only add about $10 per hour to your cost. Finish your PPL in your plane and see what happens to your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-19-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,917
Posted By Tony_T
C37 P14 refers to the EMS 37 pin connector and...

C37 P14 refers to the EMS 37 pin connector and P14 is the red cube flow from the fuel tank.
C37 P19 is for return flow, but the RV12 has no return flow transducer so there is no connection to that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,929
Posted By Tony_T
When Rian resurrected the 10 yr old boost pump...

When Rian resurrected the 10 yr old boost pump switch thread yesterday, I recalled that I had several posts therein. I have to say that I have vacillated both for and against a separate fuel pump...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 25,492
Posted By Tony_T
Ha, ha, this makes my day.

Ha, ha, this makes my day.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 25,492
Posted By Tony_T
You might consider those sexy iS louvers. They...

You might consider those sexy iS louvers. They look like they are for air flow to escape. You could place them toward the back but some more serious experimenting is needed to make this stuff all...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 25,492
Posted By Tony_T
Oil door gust lock

Hey Jim, apologies if this is too far afield of your vapor lock thread.

Here is an effective way to keep the door open even in strong winds.;)

It's not my invention, stole the idea from a hangar...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 25,492
Posted By Tony_T
Actually, the latest KAI for the ULS installation...

Actually, the latest KAI for the ULS installation uses a different cowl, different oil and coolant radiators and placement.

I'm playing devil's advocate here I guess, but I think removing the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 25,492
Posted By Tony_T
Let's see. You've flown this -12 about 600 hours...

Let's see. You've flown this -12 about 600 hours and this is the first time you experienced this. What's different this time? Did you do something to the engine compartment configuration recently,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 07:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 25,091
Posted By Tony_T
Spar pin switch upgrade

The reed switches were problematic and were replaced by mechanical switches at some point in time - maybe about 2015. Your serial number is not real early but if it has the reed switches you might...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 25,091
Posted By Tony_T
Wing Fit

I found my left wing fit was loose by standing at the tip and moving the wing tip fore and aft. Any movement can be felt and it is measurable. To fix it, Van's supplies the W-1207 Rear Spar Doubler...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 25,091
Posted By Tony_T
I don't think HF still sells the small expander,...

I don't think HF still sells the small expander, only medium and large. The medium is too big. You can still get a small on the internet. When Joe Gores first posted this tip (10 yrs ago?!) I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,240
Posted By Tony_T
Hold entry question

Not sure about this. I need to fly with this some more. I “think” that if you are on a published transition to the hold it will fly the correct entry. If you are being vectored or vectoring...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,240
Posted By Tony_T
Correction!

I said in my original post that the SV autopilot would not fly a hold based on a Foreflight flight plan. I was wrong! I confirmed it would fly a hold yesterday.

Foreflight programs a hold with a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,240
Posted By Tony_T
Simulated IFR in the RV-12

This thread is not intended to advocate for IFR flying in the -12. That topic has been covered in great detail already. What I’d like to show is “make-believe” IFR using the basic Skyview panel,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,426
Posted By Tony_T
Aw-shucks, t'weren't nothin.

Aw-shucks, t'weren't nothin.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,426
Posted By Tony_T
The fans are powered by the fuel pump fuse. Do...

The fans are powered by the fuel pump fuse. Do you have it installed?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,669
Posted By Tony_T
Now that right there is darn clever. I have read...

Now that right there is darn clever. I have read that the clear tube should be in the same pressure area as the carb intake. This is the first one I've seen easily done on our ULS motor.

What is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-22-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By Tony_T
Lots of history on...

Lots of history on this:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=65020
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,433
Posted By Tony_T
The Zulu 3 and A20 Bose are both great, but there...

The Zulu 3 and A20 Bose are both great, but there are a few minor differences that could affect your choice. I would rate the quality of construction and materials equal although the Bose appears to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 21,229
Posted By Tony_T
The spring goes in easier if you soak the hose is...

The spring goes in easier if you soak the hose is hot water to expand it slightly. Lubricated the spring with anti-freeze coolant. I used new rubber hose supplied in Van’s rubber replacement kit. ...
Forum: Primers 03-17-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,004
Posted By Tony_T
Gun cleaning mops. They come in a lot of bore...

Gun cleaning mops. They come in a lot of bore sizes.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,953
Posted By Tony_T
Anyone planning a long RV-12 cross country are...

Anyone planning a long RV-12 cross country are encouraged to read Bob Bogash's Port Townsend WA to Texas blog. It's not an Oshkosh trip but all the elements are there: Route and alternates...
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