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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By bobg56
I flew mine for a couple of years without them,...

I flew mine for a couple of years without them, then added when doing my last C.I. I didn't experience any noticeable change in flight performance however I didn't go through the trouble of recording...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By bobg56
I did the remote mount to the firewall like the...

I did the remote mount to the firewall like the fuel pressure is done...found the problem, a loose wire crimp.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-11-2021, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By bobg56
Thats what I did, I got a remote kit and mounted...

Thats what I did, I got a remote kit and mounted to firewall, I just can't get the Honeywell units to last very long, I even changed the regulator to the bullet type. It all worked well for a few...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By bobg56
My pressure fluctuates from 0-70 (about) and its...

My pressure fluctuates from 0-70 (about) and its wild...after replacing senser all is good for usually a year or 50-70 hours, I've got a different type from Lockwood, we'll see how long it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-08-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By bobg56
The wires coming from the shut off switches are...

The wires coming from the shut off switches are shielded wires and are grounded to a clamp on the ignition module clamp, as I understand it thats the only place, (not at the switches as well), I'd...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,191
Posted By bobg56
From what I see from you photo I would call that...

From what I see from you photo I would call that minimal wear, there's going to be contact on the bushing and tube so yes there's going to be some wear.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,025
Posted By bobg56
Oil pressure sending unit

I've been replacing the Honywell units about once a year or less due to erractic readings, I have even installed the bullet type pressure regulator to help stabilize the pressure, also installed a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,222
Posted By bobg56
I'd for sure at least prime the lower (bildge)...

I'd for sure at least prime the lower (bildge) areas where water is likely to rest.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-29-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,270
Posted By bobg56
This is what I've read some where, it's because...

This is what I've read some where, it's because the oil filter has a by pass system in it in case of a clogged filter the unfiltered oil will now go into the engine, to prevent this the oil temp has...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,432
Posted By bobg56
The use of wheel chocks and brake pressure should...

The use of wheel chocks and brake pressure should be enough, I've made several ground runs at full power during prop balance with no problem.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,672
Posted By bobg56
Flight idle will be higher than ground idle due...

Flight idle will be higher than ground idle due to having forward speed so if your ground idle lowest rpm is 1650 your going to see 1900-2000, if not a little more flying the pattern with throttle at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,368
Posted By bobg56
My 200 hour NGK plugs looked in great shape, they...

My 200 hour NGK plugs looked in great shape, they should go 400 hours no problem.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,083
Posted By bobg56
I have built an 8' wide x 12' long to tow my RV...

I have built an 8' wide x 12' long to tow my RV 12 home when mtc. is needed...your bed needs to be at least 84" wide to accommodate width of MLG without wheel pants, no problem towing with horizontal...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-02-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,262
Posted By bobg56
I have the Honeywell transmitter installed on the...

I have the Honeywell transmitter installed on the oil pump housing, I've been through 3 so far in about 400 hours so I bought a remote mount kit and installed it on firewall plus switched to the cone...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,321
Posted By bobg56
an old piece of fuel hose around braided line to...

an old piece of fuel hose around braided line to rest against gear then large Zip Tie
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By bobg56
You can drill a hole into one of the allen head...

You can drill a hole into one of the allen head bolts above or below it, not very difficult.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-18-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,480
Posted By bobg56
I ordered from Lockwood 3 meter and cut to fit,...

I ordered from Lockwood 3 meter and cut to fit, the radiator 1" hose from Auto Zone...it was fun installing coiled springs into those hoses...use plenty of dish soap for lube.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-06-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,369
Posted By bobg56
I had to replace the B module (lower one) due to...

I had to replace the B module (lower one) due to intermittant ops, it would fault 3 out of 10 times. I would notice no drop at 4000 rpm or when shutting down turning off A would kill the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,491
Posted By bobg56
I hope this is just an isolated incident and not...

I hope this is just an isolated incident and not another SB...this will be a lot of work.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,491
Posted By bobg56
If you remove the paint use paint stripper...

If you remove the paint use paint stripper sparingly, if you sand the paint you may fill in the crack and obscure it, then get dye penetrate and developer, and apply per instructions, from what I see...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,787
Posted By bobg56
Thanks everyone!

Thanks everyone!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-29-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,787
Posted By bobg56
Matco brake pads and rivets P/N

Does anyone have the part numbers for the Matco pads and rivets, looking to order from AC Spruce but not sure what to order...thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,019
Posted By bobg56
Your probably ok at 55 lbs at that temp...I'd be...

Your probably ok at 55 lbs at that temp...I'd be more concerned about having less tension instead of a little more ...Vans doesn't want the cables too slack where they sag and rub on structure...best...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By bobg56
It seems its the B module, after swapping the...

It seems its the B module, after swapping the input plugs the problem followed it...btw those connecter plugs are a royal PIA even with using tool, not a fun job...now to spend $1k for a new...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By bobg56
After removing the switch panel, I think I'm...

After removing the switch panel, I think I'm going to swap the ignition modules instead for now, if the problem stays with the B switch then I'll replace it...to bad they are soldered in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By bobg56
I have the old D-180 panel and the switches are...

I have the old D-180 panel and the switches are solderd , I inspected the P leads and they appear fine in the engine compartment, next thing to do is open up avionics bay and look at the wires in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,440
Posted By bobg56
B system ign. switch

Has anyone ever had to change out an ignition switch? I had an intermittent fault during run up today, it would stay grounded when turned back on. I gave the switch an aggressive recycle and it the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,892
Posted By bobg56
What your refering to is the nose wheel?

What your refering to is the nose wheel?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-07-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,841
Posted By bobg56
Mine was .50 after adding 27 grams it came down...

Mine was .50 after adding 27 grams it came down to .05 I used a 1/4" NAS bolt and 2 OD washers and lock nut to mid span of spinner bulkhead 180 degrees opposite of heavy spot...piece of cake.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,830
Posted By bobg56
I agree with Seagull, I had replaced the throttle...

I agree with Seagull, I had replaced the throttle cable and still had some slop in the cable movement, adding the additional springs did the trick making the sync easier and more accurate.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,830
Posted By bobg56
The stranded cables used for throttle and choke...

The stranded cables used for throttle and choke work best when being PULLED. If the SOLID wire cable was used the direction would not matter, stranded cable needs the springs to pull it along, I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,855
Posted By bobg56
Mine is a 2010 model, I've done 2 CI's since...

Mine is a 2010 model, I've done 2 CI's since I've owned it (I'm not the builder) and have found no corrosion...yet, but I do apply corrosion preventative compound to lower bildge area's, I'm...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,266
Posted By bobg56
I checked the info on the SB and it just says to...

I checked the info on the SB and it just says to re install so I'll use standard of 160-190....thanks guys
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-26-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,266
Posted By bobg56
I did not check section 5 but figured there...

I did not check section 5 but figured there should be a specific value, the ISO mounts are listed at 160-190 inch pounds but nothing for the firewall mount, its a 3/8" bolt.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-26-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,266
Posted By bobg56
WD 1221 Engine Stand Off Torque

I'm in the process of replacing the stand off but can't find the torque of the bolts attaching it to the firewall, I've looked and looked no joy...anyone know what it is?...thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-26-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,803
Posted By bobg56
Its pipe threaded...thanks guys!

Its pipe threaded...thanks guys!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-26-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,803
Posted By bobg56
When you say older engines, how old? My -12 is a...

When you say older engines, how old? My -12 is a 2010 model so the engine is about the same age I'm assuming. The current OP sender is a Honeywell type, would that be the pipe threaded style? I'll...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,803
Posted By bobg56
No engine vib problems, carbs are in sync and...

No engine vib problems, carbs are in sync and prop balanced to .05....installing on firewall will fix problem of fluctuation ...my next question, is the engine threads metric or pipe? The old sender...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,803
Posted By bobg56
Mounting Oil Pres. sender to firewall kit

I want to relocate my OP sender to firewall, I'm getting erratic readings from the engine vibration...is there a kit for this?...thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 968
Posted By bobg56
Av gas usage

What is the recommended oil change interval if 100LL is used 100% of the time and Declan is used with it?...thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,306
Posted By bobg56
Thanks everyone for the replies, it looks like I...

Thanks everyone for the replies, it looks like I have the Teflon oil hoses and life time fuel hoses...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,306
Posted By bobg56
Teflon Oil Hoses

I'm getting ready to do my Condition Inspection, I'm not the original owner. I can see by the paperwork I have that the lifetime (teflon) fuel hoses were installed in 2016 but nothing is mentioned...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-01-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,446
Posted By bobg56
I've practiced this a few times in my -12....I...

I've practiced this a few times in my -12....I always use all the runway, no intersection T/O and use VX....I can safely turn back if at 400' agl using 45* of bank and have about 100' of spare...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 19,236
Posted By bobg56
I've ben flying in Georgia and South Carolina...

I've ben flying in Georgia and South Carolina during the summer months, never had a vapor lock issue using auto gas, although I've been adding 1oz of Seafoam to my gas to stabilize it incase I don't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2021, 07:42 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 19,236
Posted By bobg56
After readings these posts I'm wondering how...

After readings these posts I'm wondering how common a problem this is. I have 375 hours on my -12 and have flown only in the south with OAT at or above 90 in the summer and have never experienced...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,844
Posted By bobg56
I'm in agreement with what Jim said about the...

I'm in agreement with what Jim said about the carbs transitioning from idle jets to main jets. They have vacumn operated slides that may come off the stop slightly different times. How much time do...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,008
Posted By bobg56
Vans sells a kit to replace the magnetic switches...

Vans sells a kit to replace the magnetic switches with a mechanical push button type, that's what I did after several false warnings...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2021, 07:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 23,295
Posted By bobg56
If you are checking the fit without the filet...

If you are checking the fit without the filet seal installed it may get tighter with the seal installed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,049
Posted By bobg56
I believe they are about 70# each...

I believe they are about 70# each...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
Posted By bobg56
I found the springs at Lockwood Aviation, they...

I found the springs at Lockwood Aviation, they are the Rotax original springs. adding them will help getting a more accurate carb. sync.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,071
Posted By bobg56
What's even more incredible is the those 4 small...

What's even more incredible is the those 4 small cylinders hold up better than the typical Lycoming or Contenential types as far as compression and oil consumption and wear...this is what I've heard.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
Posted By bobg56
Also remember that once the balance tube is...

Also remember that once the balance tube is reconnected any differences will be less...one thing I've noticed doing it is that mid range was always off a bit, however someone posted that they added...
Forum: COMM 03-15-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 752
Posted By bobg56
I had an issue where when I keyed the mike on...

I had an issue where when I keyed the mike on pilots side, I got a feed back noise, nothing when I keyed the RH mike...turned out to be my intercom volume was maxed out for the pilot side....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,298
Posted By bobg56
I kept a USB dual port plugged into that...

I kept a USB dual port plugged into that receptical between the seats, I then noticed a blue light on the USB staying on so I stopped leaving it plugged in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By bobg56
Go to Vans website and look in the M/M, there is...

Go to Vans website and look in the M/M, there is a dimensional drawing...my MLG wheels measured outside to outside was about 80"
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,616
Posted By bobg56
Thanks for the info/pics!

Thanks for the info/pics!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,237
Posted By bobg56
I've been waiting over a month now for the three...

I've been waiting over a month now for the three new tubes I ordered from Van's, wound up patching the tube (NLG) so I could fly...I'll order these too, thanks for the info!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,616
Posted By bobg56
Where is the restrictor located? Anyone have a...

Where is the restrictor located? Anyone have a picture?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 955
Posted By bobg56
If I remember correctly you go into the D180 to...

If I remember correctly you go into the D180 to find the G496...I have the 495 and had to do that after an update to the D180...that info may be on an old thread here that was about 2 years ago.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,144
Posted By bobg56
I put a label on panel that says FLAPS to remind...

I put a label on panel that says FLAPS to remind me
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,623
Posted By bobg56
I had a firewall mounted Ducotti VR fail at 180...

I had a firewall mounted Ducotti VR fail at 180 hours, I relocated it into the cockpit, but I put it on the firewall LH side just above rudder pedals. Its easy to get to for replacement, I put a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,604
Posted By bobg56
Ever since I've had my RV12 about 2.5 years now...

Ever since I've had my RV12 about 2.5 years now I've added 1 oz. of "Sea Foam" to each gallon of gas, it claims to stabilize gas for 2 years. This product has been around since the 40's...it helps to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,616
Posted By bobg56
I agree, 5200 would be a bit too much, probably...

I agree, 5200 would be a bit too much, probably even exceed 5800 in level WOT, I can get about 5650 and I'm happy with my pitch setting. R.O.A.N. has the 5200 RPM as the minimum target, even...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,616
Posted By bobg56
Rotax had it in the Operating Manual about not...

Rotax had it in the Operating Manual about not over loading the engine below 5200 Rpm on the T/O climb but I looked for it and can no longer find that, I'm curious to know if Rotax revised this...I...
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