VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 64 of 131
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: pietermk
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,106
Posted By pietermk
Thank you so much for this list, it will be very...

Thank you so much for this list, it will be very helpful.

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,106
Posted By pietermk
Great story John. I am continuing my effort to...

Great story John. I am continuing my effort to buy a RV12.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,106
Posted By pietermk
no too bad you are not in Maryland :D

no too bad you are not in Maryland :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,106
Posted By pietermk
That is a good deal Doug, I am in the final...

That is a good deal Doug, I am in the final stages of evaluating the financials.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,106
Posted By pietermk
That is a very good point Flynfrfun, I had not...

That is a very good point Flynfrfun, I had not thought about it that way. I have a flight school that has 2 RV12?s and has a maintenance shop too. I would mostly hire one of their mechanics to do the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2020, 04:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,106
Posted By pietermk
Thank you will do. Peter

Thank you will do.

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,106
Posted By pietermk
Seriously considering buying built RV12 - what to keep in mind

I was looking at several RV12?s between $55K - $60K. Besides the pre buy inspection and other things, I realized that none of these ads mentioned compliance with the nose gear and fork SB.

Not a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,767
Posted By pietermk
I can only share my experience, a few years back...

I can only share my experience, a few years back at Oshkosh I looked at the Dyon SkyView and the Garmin and I honestly don't remember the model, but the one for the RV12.
I had no experience with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,563
Posted By pietermk
Very true Niner, I really enjoy the building part...

Very true Niner, I really enjoy the building part and wanted that to be a part of it. Recently my instructor called me and asked if I wanted to buy the plane I learned to fly in. That really got me...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,563
Posted By pietermk
Thank you all for the replies, yes my request was...

Thank you all for the replies, yes my request was specifically for the RV12.

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-13-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,563
Posted By pietermk
IS it possible to have or build with a partner?

I want to ask the group if it is possible to have a partner when you build an RV12? it can be a partner that helps pay for the plane. I know that the builder has to build the plane for 51%. I am just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 16,369
Posted By pietermk
I am right that point to install the stifner in...

I am right that point to install the stifner in the tail cone. I will wait until the fix gets published.

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,829
Posted By pietermk
thanks David looking forward to it Peter

thanks David looking forward to it

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,829
Posted By pietermk
David I am 50 miles to your south at 0w3 and I...

David I am 50 miles to your south at 0w3 and I would like to ask if I could come up one day and get some inspiration. Life has been so busy with other things that I have not worked on RV12 now for a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,636
Posted By pietermk
David, the throttle springs are not a Rotax...

David, the throttle springs are not a Rotax design, it is Van's design. I have flown many LSA's with Rotax engines and noon of them have the springs like the RV12. it was a safety design...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,210
Posted By pietermk
Were do you fly out of Dave, I am in Bel Air form...

Were do you fly out of Dave, I am in Bel Air form Harford county 0w3 but not in my RV12 yet.... it will be awhile.

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,225
Posted By pietermk
this is for the static system right? I did...

this is for the static system right? I did recently following the revised instructions for chapter 10. It does work, I cut the 1/4OD piece to length as specified and saw it was a little shorter that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,747
Posted By pietermk
EAA/AOPA Third-Class Medical Exemption Request for Sport Pilot Data

EAA/AOPA Third-Class Medical Exemption Request for Sport Pilot Data
EAA is asking any pilots currently flying under sport pilot rules - either certificated sport pilots or private pilots exercising...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,224
Posted By pietermk
Haha Don you are right

Haha Don you are right
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,224
Posted By pietermk
Is the 30 gallons important to you because of the...

Is the 30 gallons important to you because of the distance you can fly in one go? If so think about this, a Rotax burns 5 gallons an hour, so you could fly 6 hours right? Can your bladder fly six...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,224
Posted By pietermk
I would add one factor to think about and that is...

I would add one factor to think about and that is useful load. When I started building I was 250 lbs and my wife lets say was 35 lbs heavier then she is now. The only LSA kit we could fly with enough...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,623
Posted By pietermk
Well I have to go back and see as I have already...

Well I have to go back and see as I have already used it. Thanks for the tip

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,623
Posted By pietermk
Thanks Ric great advise. Peter

Thanks Ric great advise.

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,623
Posted By pietermk
Page 10-08 Static lines

Hello group,

I am putting the static lines in and in some builder logs I see people using Blue RTV silicone. My question is where to put the silicone and why. Is it to glue the tube to the ports and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2013, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,507
Posted By pietermk
I was at New Garden today and met with Paul....

I was at New Garden today and met with Paul. Thanks again for all the information and inspiration.

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2013, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,507
Posted By pietermk
I will see if I can be there too. I will message...

I will see if I can be there too. I will message you.

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,507
Posted By pietermk
If I had know I would have flown out (in a...

If I had know I would have flown out (in a skycatcher) to see a RV12 up close (again). Working on the last parts of the tail kit. I fly out of 0W3 if you guys want to come here I will drive you to a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,476
Posted By pietermk
I just discovered Cloudahoy http://cloudahoy.com/...

I just discovered Cloudahoy http://cloudahoy.com/ which is an Apple App which allows you to log your position etc and view it in Google earth, this off course does not use the Skyview data but I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2013, 07:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,192
Posted By pietermk
I always point that out Tony, recently it was...

I always point that out Tony, recently it was with a CFI :confused:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,192
Posted By pietermk
As a sport pilot flying for almost 4 years the...

As a sport pilot flying for almost 4 years the biggest argument I heard is that a new LSA is much more then a good used 172 or 152. Where I learned to fly the highest cost LSA was $95 per hour, when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,128
Posted By pietermk
I know I have had it before where my eyes were...

I know I have had it before where my eyes were just not able to see it from the right perspective.

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,128
Posted By pietermk
Thanks for the tip Kevin and your build log is...

Thanks for the tip Kevin and your build log is now on my list of logs that use when building.

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,128
Posted By pietermk
thanks even now looking at it I find it hard to...

thanks even now looking at it I find it hard to see the picture in the right 3D view.

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,128
Posted By pietermk
Now that you pointed it I saw it. I could not...

Now that you pointed it I saw it. I could not understand the picture, I saw the 1 in the drawing, it is one of those cases I have had before where I can't recognize the 3D aspect.

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,128
Posted By pietermk
Does it? I have to go back and see because I did...

Does it? I have to go back and see because I did not see it.

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,128
Posted By pietermk
well that is my problem I can't figure it out...

well that is my problem I can't figure it out form the plans. the 1 inch comes from the Homebuildhelp DVD for the RV12
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,128
Posted By pietermk
Page 10-03 Step 1 tail skid question

Hello all,

I am working on this part and am wondering how far back I have to cut off 45 degree part. In my RV12 help DVD they state 1 inch, looking at some builder logs it seems shorter then that. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2012, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,087
Posted By pietermk
I followed LittleJoeA's advise and it works very...

I followed LittleJoeA's advise and it works very well, just get some vinyl tubing at Home depot or lowes and cut various lengths to see which one works the best. The plastic tube will push down on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,811
Posted By pietermk
I just want to say that it is not a Rotax...

I just want to say that it is not a Rotax "feature" this is how Vans implemented it. It is the one thing I am apprehensive about, I understand the reasoning but those locks are sometimes hard to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-05-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,318
Posted By pietermk
The weather forecast is not good, very low...

The weather forecast is not good, very low ceiling, if it changes I will come but otherwise I will come up some other time!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-01-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,318
Posted By pietermk
Hi, I am planning to fly in but not in a RV12 as...

Hi,

I am planning to fly in but not in a RV12 as I am still working on the tail kit. I will be flying a Skyarrow in from Bay Bridge airport W29. would love to see your RV12's

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,315
Posted By pietermk
it is not an April fools joke, I have been...

it is not an April fools joke, I have been following his progress around the world, it is amazing. http://www.worldgreenflight.com/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,663
Posted By pietermk
I was able to see how the torque wrench worked...

I was able to see how the torque wrench worked and re torqued all the bolts. as mentioned in the EAA video I had applied more torque than required. I was actually surprised how little (lose) it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-26-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,663
Posted By pietermk
I ordered the torque seal right away. I am just...

I ordered the torque seal right away. I am just not quite clear on the use of my torque wrench, but I just saw an EAA video which I think explains the release the other poster was referring...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-26-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,663
Posted By pietermk
thanks for all the replies. Tony yes I was using...

thanks for all the replies. Tony yes I was using the torque wrench that came with the Avery tool kit. When you say a over center release, do you mean the torque that I sense becomes less?

And as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2012, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,663
Posted By pietermk
Page 9-07 Step 1

Hello all,

As I was installing the bolts in the hinge parts I was wondering if these needed to be torqued to a certain value, going thru the manual I see torque values on page 5-10. do these apply...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,152
Posted By pietermk
thanks for the additional info Peter

thanks for the additional info

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2012, 05:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,152
Posted By pietermk
Joe & John, thanks I understand what you are...

Joe & John, thanks I understand what you are saying, RTFML LOL I will look at the specific step you referenced. I made the mistake of putting the CS4-4 rivets in all the center holes but can easily...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,152
Posted By pietermk
thanks for your reply, I did countersink the...

thanks for your reply, I did countersink the other holes

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,152
Posted By pietermk
Page 9-03 step 2

good morning,

My question is regarding the step mentioned above but ran into it when going thru page 9-05 step 4. When getting ready to rivet the counter sunk holes with the CS4-4 rivets when I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,436
Posted By pietermk
I flew a Remos GX today which has a Rotax and a 3...

I flew a Remos GX today which has a Rotax and a 3 bladed prop, it felt pretty smooth, I think I even noticed it when shutting down.

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,347
Posted By pietermk
I like it, I always spend time afterwards picking...

I like it, I always spend time afterwards picking up the stems with the magnetic pole. this will be better

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,293
Posted By pietermk
I was really curious on the performance at that...

I was really curious on the performance at that altitude and hot weather.

thanks

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-23-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,293
Posted By pietermk
its tail number is N441DM Jetguy, here is the...

its tail number is N441DM Jetguy, here is the picture

https://picasaweb.google.com/115345360278949709455/RV12s_Now_Flying?feat=directlink#5524889112331468290

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-22-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,293
Posted By pietermk
RV-12 Spotted at Cottonwood AZ Airfest last week

My wife and I were on few days of vacation in Sedona AZ last week, on our way to Jerome we saw the airfest at the Cottonwood airport. Walking around I saw this yellow and red RV12 taxi and take off,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-24-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,071
Posted By pietermk
The tecnams are not ultralights, the are...

The tecnams are not ultralights, the are certified aircraft. have been flying since early 1990's. they have a crash case around the cockpit like in race cars. very safe planes

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,071
Posted By pietermk
Hi RF, I am 5.10 not that tall but my length in...

Hi RF,

I am 5.10 not that tall but my length in more in my torso. I have sat in many LSA's at Sun N Fun and my head would bump in to the canopy. I fly mostly Tecnam Eaglets and the flight school...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,693
Posted By pietermk
Neither link seems to be working at the...

Neither link seems to be working at the moment.

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 21,804
Posted By pietermk
Don, I am way behind you so it is not anytime...

Don,

I am way behind you so it is not anytime soon I have order the engine but I am very interested in it. I read up on the Viking engine and it sounds good. So the price difference is $14K?

What...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,271
Posted By pietermk
thanks Joe!

thanks Joe!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2011, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,271
Posted By pietermk
Joe, I have not been able to find Tygon tubing...

Joe,

I have not been able to find Tygon tubing yet, I tried several places. I got some vinyl tube from home Depot which I will test soon. I am waiting for my air drills I ordered at Harbor freight....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-01-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,271
Posted By pietermk
thanks Krazydoc

thanks Krazydoc
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,271
Posted By pietermk
thank you Joe that worked and I can see how this...

thank you Joe that worked and I can see how this would help.I will try to find a small diameter tygon tube like that.

Peter
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,271
Posted By pietermk
thanks Joe, you build log is one of the logs I...

thanks Joe, you build log is one of the logs I view before doing the next step, that and the build DVD. Your log is very clear and helpful

thanks
Showing results 1 to 64 of 131

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:44 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.