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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-19-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By rcarsey
K6282 is a wire that goes from the Generator A...

K6282 is a wire that goes from the Generator A grounding block to the EMS Battery Backup switch in the center console. I can't remember if it was zip tied to the harness.. or loose in a brown bag.....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By rcarsey
Try my favorite PC component supplier: ...

Try my favorite PC component supplier: https://www.newegg.com/Case-Fans/SubCategory/ID-573?Tid=7998

I don't have actual mfg part # for Van's "ES CPU FAN" -- so I don't know the physical size or its...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,819
Posted By rcarsey
I would propose installing a small sight glass...

I would propose installing a small sight glass directly above the finger filter. (recommendation for the factory)

I tried snaking my borescope through the tank, but I could not maneuver around the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,221
Posted By rcarsey
I will get you the exact specs on it tonight.

I will get you the exact specs on it tonight.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,819
Posted By rcarsey
You're absolutely right. That's the price I pay...

You're absolutely right. That's the price I pay for video editing at 2am. I'll have to fix the video since thats really bad info for anyone trying to mess with aluminum fittings. Thanks for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,819
Posted By rcarsey
May as well finish up my Service Bulletin video...

May as well finish up my Service Bulletin video with the second half (re-installation / testing):

https://youtu.be/4--haq9KOGs

It's nearly impossible to re-install in-place because of the hose...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,221
Posted By rcarsey
Scott is right. This happened to me too and I...

Scott is right. This happened to me too and I was standing right next to the rudder when it happened. I actually didn't notice it until the pre-flight the next day (and i was still scratching my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2022, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By rcarsey
I've had lots of OEM springs get rusty early on...

I've had lots of OEM springs get rusty early on (50 hrs) .. and two or three broken springs so far (180hrs). I started replacing them with (apparently) better quality ones available on Aircraft...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2022, 06:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,819
Posted By rcarsey
Thumbs up After about 2 weeks on Lockwood's waiting list,...

After about 2 weeks on Lockwood's waiting list, they dropped me a message saying they were ready. I filmed the pump removal process for anyone new to this (non-builders).. though most of us are now...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2022, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By rcarsey
Thats correct. I should pay more attention to...

Thats correct. I should pay more attention to what numbers I use for oil changes. I know the G3X simply reports the "Engine Hours" from whatever the Rotax ECU says -- I don't know if the ECU...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2022, 09:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By rcarsey
G3X logging

So I've been using the Garmin Pilot Logbook along with my old paper logbook for about a year now. I generally don't use the app on my phone/ipad in the aircraft.. and it seems that Garmin has been...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2022, 05:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,866
Posted By rcarsey
I printed this out this week and it works really...

I printed this out this week and it works really well.. I think somewhere someone mentioned to upsize the part by 5%, but I found that unnecessary.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2022, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,927
Posted By rcarsey
Rotax SI-912 i-001R8 from 30-Sep-2021 addresses...

Rotax SI-912 i-001R8 from 30-Sep-2021 addresses ethanol use:

5.1.1) E10 (Unleaded gasoline blended with 10% ethanol)
In addition to AVGAS and unleaded automotive fuel (MOGAS) the ROTAX® 912/914...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,819
Posted By rcarsey
Welp, I checked my aircraft logbook today. Seems...

Welp, I checked my aircraft logbook today. Seems my S/N's fall within the range.. 19.5698 and 19.5675.

And if anyone cares, I had received my engine sub-kit on 18-Mar-2019.. I had shipped them...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,819
Posted By rcarsey
Page 9 of that bulletin shows you where to look...

Page 9 of that bulletin shows you where to look (on the pump itself -- so hopefully they're oriented in such a way that it is visible without removal).

Page 10 also states: "The fuel pump assembly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2022, 11:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,819
Posted By rcarsey
Rv-12iS fuel pump replacement

Seems we may have a "mandatory" fuel pump assembly replacement on the horizon.

Rotax released this SB today (.pdf also attached below):...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2022, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By rcarsey
Thanks.. I didn't even stop to think that they...

Thanks.. I didn't even stop to think that they sold just the hooks by themselves.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 524
Posted By rcarsey
I'm unsure what I did with my plane.. I think...

I'm unsure what I did with my plane.. I think the goal though was to do what Bob did.. that helps prevent the shop heads from interfering with the battery when you slide it in.

In Section 45, it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 619
Posted By rcarsey
Exhaust tube spring retainer weldment

During a post-flight inspection, I found that the outboard Cyl #3 spring retainer "clip" has broken off of the exhaust tube. It was in service for 150 hours.

Upon inspection, I found that the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2022, 02:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,896
Posted By rcarsey
This is actually a good point though. If we were...

This is actually a good point though. If we were using aluminum tubing or braided lines everywhere and not plastic tubing, you'd have no idea that a bubble exists. You'd just fill the system.. and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,005
Posted By rcarsey
I think Garmin had changed some internal parts...

I think Garmin had changed some internal parts (MEMS sensors?) to a different manufacturer or model and it bit them.. as the certified version of the GSU25 was unaffected.

GSU 25C ADAHRS...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,005
Posted By rcarsey
Reviving this old thread from the dead.. 150...

Reviving this old thread from the dead..

150 hours total time and the GSU25C with rubber isolators was working pretty good.

I was contacted by the factory today and it sounds like they worked...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2022, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,943
Posted By rcarsey
Just fly it. No wax or polish. The first thing...

Just fly it. No wax or polish. The first thing the paintshop will do is wash the plane to get all the lead and bugs and whatever off it. Then they will scuff up all the surfaces.. So don't worry...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-04-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 37,326
Posted By rcarsey
I made sure the elevator was not up against its...

I made sure the elevator was not up against its stops. If I put any extra tension on a cable, I'd see it move.. then I'd know that I needed to readjust my leg or arm or something. It would have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 37,326
Posted By rcarsey
Well, I just completed the SB (I am 5'10"...

Well, I just completed the SB (I am 5'10" 200lbs). Discounting the time I spent going to HD, buying 1" rigid pink foam, feeling embarrassed about not being able to get it into my RAV4 without...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 37,326
Posted By rcarsey
I'll have measurements for the plywood on...

I'll have measurements for the plywood on Saturday night, if they're still needed by then. Planning to do the SB mid-day.

SB-00053 is now backordered on the Van's website.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-22-2022, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,484
Posted By rcarsey
tow bar mount

So, last year I was the unfortunate witness of my hangar neighbor starting his Aerostar Festival (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerostar_R40S_Festival) with Jabiru engine while the towbar was still...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-22-2022, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By rcarsey
I'm 06/24 as well here in NJ.. and you're right.....

I'm 06/24 as well here in NJ.. and you're right.. it is almost a hazard. I'll try different RPM settings. I wonder if the 3-blade prop is better or worse than 2. On one hand, there are more blades...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 37,326
Posted By rcarsey
I just replaced my 12iS Rotax fuel filter (after...

I just replaced my 12iS Rotax fuel filter (after the first 100hrs per Rotax inspection schedule). It was fairly easy -- I didn't feel it warranted its own video..

One question that came up though...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 37,326
Posted By rcarsey
For what its worth, I had to run my NAV antenna...

For what its worth, I had to run my NAV antenna inside the cone after completion (the nav install was part of the avionics subkit which came long after the airframe assembly steps).

Getting my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2022, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 556
Posted By rcarsey
This doesn't affect the RV-12. Only G3X installs...

This doesn't affect the RV-12.

Only G3X installs in certificated aircraft are affected. In those cases, a 1K ohm resistor is inline with the fuel level sensor. This is to provide lightning...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,995
Posted By rcarsey
It would be very cool if Van's manufacturered a...

It would be very cool if Van's manufacturered a 71.4-degree tool for our Sensenich props. Our props came with a two-sided tool that you can stick into a hole in the prop hub to get the blades set up...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,371
Posted By rcarsey
Hi. I haven't done many, but I have landed a...

Hi. I haven't done many, but I have landed a couple times at a local airport with a grass field. Nothing unusual to report.. standard "soft field" TO&L technique. I was a little concerned about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-10-2022, 03:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 795
Posted By rcarsey
I could be mistaken, but be sure to load the G3X...

I could be mistaken, but be sure to load the G3X presets from the Van's website https://www.vansaircraft.com/downloads/#GarminG3X

The presets will pre-configure some things, which may take care of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,775
Posted By rcarsey
Unfortunately, there are very few DARs that are...

Unfortunately, there are very few DARs that are able to do E-LSA (142 nationwide today). In fact, even here in NJ, there are NO Function Code 47ers at my MIDO. And even still, they say "we don't do...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,775
Posted By rcarsey
Jan 2021 I had a DAR fly his Bonanza out to me...

Jan 2021 I had a DAR fly his Bonanza out to me (30 mins away) to do the inspection. I believe it was $800 plus round-trip fuel. I expect that has gone up to $1000 these days though.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-25-2022, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,249
Posted By rcarsey
I carry a handheld with me too. Is it necessary...

I carry a handheld with me too. Is it necessary with VFR flying? no. Is it necessary with IFR flying? no. (there's procedures to follow in case you go NRDO).

I took it one step further though.. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,633
Posted By rcarsey
Here are the actual conditions on my E-LSA AW...

Here are the actual conditions on my E-LSA AW certificate. This is the same language as used for E-AB and S-LSA.[INDENT]


However, S-LSA also get:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,633
Posted By rcarsey
Nothing prohibits you from flying an E-LSA in...

Nothing prohibits you from flying an E-LSA in IMC. You are not bound by the language in the POH/AFM.. only the language in your Airworthiness Certificate. (S-LSA is a different story). However,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,241
Posted By rcarsey
Perhaps the factory has not tested flight without...

Perhaps the factory has not tested flight without the seals and there is potential for issues.. and because they never tested it, they don't want anyone flying without seals. ...or maybe they...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2022, 03:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,241
Posted By rcarsey
Wingroot seal

Van's has published an updated PAP today here (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/rv-12is-production-acceptance-procedures-pap/). The only change was in section G10 where...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,141
Posted By rcarsey
I will happily build anyone a tank for $800 if...

I will happily build anyone a tank for $800 if you send me your parts.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2022, 08:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,517
Posted By rcarsey
I'll toss my name in here as well.. I've been...

I'll toss my name in here as well.. I've been using it for about 125 hours now. I don't notice any temperature differences.. in fact, it seems I have trouble maintaining temps in the green arc with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2022, 11:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,847
Posted By rcarsey
Nice nice.. this is great news. I'll be in...

Nice nice.. this is great news.

I'll be in Home-Built-Camping at Oshkosh and I like Guinness :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-05-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,847
Posted By rcarsey
Also, so you have something to compare your setup...

Also, so you have something to compare your setup to, Van's has a short video that shows what to expect when you disconnect an engine sensor, or turn off a lane, etc. Maybe you'll see something in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,847
Posted By rcarsey
Red face Here's my comprehensive list of things to check...

Here's my comprehensive list of things to check (i know you've already checked some of these already):

You can assume the 2 HIC connectors are OK (but check that the connectors are seated and no...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-02-2022, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,847
Posted By rcarsey
I'm at a loss on this one.. to me, it sounds...

I'm at a loss on this one.. to me, it sounds like the Lane A (round) connector to the engine fusebox is not seated properly.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-30-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,125
Posted By rcarsey
Good to see this one finally published and it's a...

Good to see this one finally published and it's a "before further flight". I know nobody likes "before further flights", but this one really is important -- so bring your hex wrenches and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,140
Posted By rcarsey
Thumbs up I like that one better.. man, wish I found that...

I like that one better.. man, wish I found that first.

Although the spec sheet doesn't list the input current rating, or how it should be fused.. the output max is 60W (12v x 5A).. which is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,140
Posted By rcarsey
I replaced by USB power outlet today with one...

I replaced by USB power outlet today with one that supports USB PD. Here's the 5 minute video of the job:

https://youtu.be/TvemvXvWWTc
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,378
Posted By rcarsey
I did the comfor-foam. My butt deserves the...

I did the comfor-foam. My butt deserves the best.

I have stick boots too, but the material is a little thick and provides some resistance when you're moving the elevator during a pre-flight, etc. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,438
Posted By rcarsey
I'll echo what everyone else said. Any DC-to-DC...

I'll echo what everyone else said. Any DC-to-DC power supply (or a switching power supply) is very noisy. I'm not sure if the legacy RV-12 came with extra USB power ports mounted somewhere.

The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,140
Posted By rcarsey
At this point, I'd recommend looking for a device...

At this point, I'd recommend looking for a device that supports USB QC or PD. Its not just a matter of amperage anymore.. its also the output voltage.. and negotiation with the device.

With the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-17-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,221
Posted By rcarsey
Hey Brent.. where do you go for your checks? I...

Hey Brent.. where do you go for your checks? I just sent mine over to Princeton for the transponder cert. I don't every fly IFR (yet?), so I haven't done the pitot/static.
Forum: ADS-B 11-29-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,596
Posted By rcarsey
There are relatively few UAT receivers on the...

There are relatively few UAT receivers on the ground that feed the online tracking websites. In central NJ here, there's probably 2 (me and someone else on the other side of the county).. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-01-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,596
Posted By rcarsey
Hmmm I have to join the club here too. I've...

Hmmm I have to join the club here too. I've noticed this at higher RPM settings. It doesn't seem to happen EVERY time though (maybe I've learned to be ignorant).

Its a thump about 1-2 times per...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-27-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,240
Posted By rcarsey
I used Abbeon Plastics for all my plastic drill...

I used Abbeon Plastics for all my plastic drill bit needs.

https://www.abbeon.com/Item--i-2118
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,015
Posted By rcarsey
I believe it was ABF who, at least 2-3 years ago...

I believe it was ABF who, at least 2-3 years ago allowed for payment by calling a automated telephone line... though I think I was still able to hand the driver a check on arrival. In any event,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-12-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,892
Posted By rcarsey
I'm following this. I have a ham radio antenna...

I'm following this. I have a ham radio antenna (146Mhz) that I've been meaning to install, but haven't pulled the trigger on yet. Unsure of how close is too close .. the frequency is close enough...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-05-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,665
Posted By rcarsey
I think something is wrong here. If I remember...

I think something is wrong here. If I remember correctly, the skin mates with the fiberglass fairing. Then under the fairing, the rib. It looks like your rib flanges are above/outside of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-29-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,389
Posted By rcarsey
I'm unsure if I posted snapshots of my Fuel PSI...

I'm unsure if I posted snapshots of my Fuel PSI vs Fuel Flow in this or other forums, but that's about what I saw. I'll post a couple below. Its normal to see a slight drop in pressure as flow...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2021, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,389
Posted By rcarsey
I can confirm that a SB is in the works. I've...

I can confirm that a SB is in the works. I've already performed it, which took about 1 full airport-day (that's a day where you try doing a 1 hour job and it turns into 6 hours as other...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-21-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 726
Posted By rcarsey
I remember this being a tight squeeze. I think...

I remember this being a tight squeeze. I think it was simply a little burr on the hole. You can try some sandpaper or a deburring bit.. or maybe even just an awl. Worse case is you can use a drill...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-21-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,389
Posted By rcarsey
The 8-pin connector in Bob Y's last image was the...

The 8-pin connector in Bob Y's last image was the culprit. Although the connector was fully seated and latched, there seemed to be some play in it and lightly touching the wires/connectors would...
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