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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,213
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: 5
Views: 679
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: 971
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: 3,103
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: 3,103
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: 518
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: 3,103
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...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-20-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,103
Posted By rcarsey
I don't think there is any power/signal and/or...

I don't think there is any power/signal and/or ground getting to the switch. But because of the way the LED lightbulb in the switch is wired in, I believe it's the ground that isn't grounded. That...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2021, 08:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,103
Posted By rcarsey
AOG - Block Island, RI

Seems me and my CFI are stuck on the island for at least tonight. The #2 fuel pump is dead.. not even the light on the switch is illuminated. Any ideas? (Other than flying with one pump)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-15-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,283
Posted By rcarsey
I noticed this too after upgrading to the latest...

I noticed this too after upgrading to the latest G3X Touch software. Notably, the lady saying "500" on approach. It sounds like a low quality MP3 with the bass removed.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2021, 06:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,033
Posted By rcarsey
Just wanted to provide an update, 1 year later. ...

Just wanted to provide an update, 1 year later. The original coverage was with Gallagher (AIG) for $2,546. The renewal quote from Gallagher (AIG) was quoted at $2,256.

They also provided a quote...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2021, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By rcarsey
I have flown in both the legacy and iS versions. ...

I have flown in both the legacy and iS versions. I understand the concern that the iS looks more restrictive because of the center tunnel.

However, in real life, I do not find it to be an issue...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 714
Posted By rcarsey
G3X AOA calibration

Could someone post a photo of their AOA calibration menu screen (MENU > Setup > AOA Calibration.

I've been trying to get my AOA set up for awhile and it always ends up saying that the configuration...
Forum: RV-15 08-18-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,621
Posted By rcarsey
I thought of one more design item.. Some sort...

I thought of one more design item.. Some sort of integrated mountpoint to carry a Onewheel under a wing or belly. These things seem to be in the infancy of catching on now, especially since some...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,468
Posted By rcarsey
I think I saw roughly 5kt improvement with just...

I think I saw roughly 5kt improvement with just the main pants. I still have to fit the nosepant and leg fairing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,162
Posted By rcarsey
I used some old PVC pipe i had laying around.. ...

I used some old PVC pipe i had laying around.. about 3 feet long.. the last 1" or so, I cut the pipe in half.

Once I had the drill lined up with the guide on the bit. I used the PVC pipe to put...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,114
Posted By rcarsey
Although I haven't used them yet.. I bought this...

Although I haven't used them yet.. I bought this kit for $45 from Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Z9RSU9W?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-09-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,863
Posted By rcarsey
I have to check the KAI when I get to the hangar...

I have to check the KAI when I get to the hangar (apparently I've been using wrong 6 screws for the front of the upper cowl for awhile now).. but wouldn't this logic also apply to areas such as the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,599
Posted By rcarsey
I build two tanks. One with cartridges, the...

I build two tanks. One with cartridges, the other with the cans. I had trouble using the cartridges (the 2-hour ones) because it started to get thick and unworkable a little too fast. If you get...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,620
Posted By rcarsey
I had calculated that my tires rotate at: 2π x...

I had calculated that my tires rotate at:

2π x 6" tire= 37.7" circumference.
60,761"/minute (50kts)
66,837"/minute (55kts)

1611 rpm @ 50kts
1772 rpm @ 55kts

So a 1500rpm test is in the ballpark...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-01-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,040
Posted By rcarsey
Even on the RV-12iS, which has a different...

Even on the RV-12iS, which has a different Section 32 .. not all holes have snap bushings.

I would leave them out, as it was definitely intentional by the factory. As for why, I can only guess...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-01-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,620
Posted By rcarsey
stick a gopro under the wing and record a flight,...

stick a gopro under the wing and record a flight, watching the legs and wheels.
Forum: RV-15 07-31-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,621
Posted By rcarsey
RV-15X

Ahh.. one more addition I thought of..

An airplane that the builder/owner can go back and forth between nosewheel to tailwheel. Never have to worry about resale value, can switch if tailwheel...
Forum: RV-15 07-29-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,559
Posted By rcarsey
Feature request

It was nice to see the factory folks at Oshkosh in the flesh after many years of working by email or phone.

I would like some sort of wing locker or pod. As I packed the rv-12 for Oshkosh, I...
Forum: RV-15 07-29-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,482
Posted By rcarsey
I think a smart mix of both. I don't know what...

I think a smart mix of both.

I don't know what the performance penalty is for pulled rivets.. eg what the speed difference is between a rv-12 and one of the few rv-12s built with pounded rivets.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,347
Posted By rcarsey
I arrived at OSH today. I'm in homebuilt-camping...

I arrived at OSH today. I'm in homebuilt-camping for awhile. Haven't thought about a departure date. Flew from NJ to Central/east PA last night.. camped at whatever airport I stopped at.....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,731
Posted By rcarsey
This is what I ended up doing. If I recall...

This is what I ended up doing. If I recall correctly, I heard a rumor or saw a photo of a factory plane with the fairings (maybe it was shown on the block diagram at the beginning of the KAI).. but...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-18-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,150
Posted By rcarsey
Any resolution on this yet??

Any resolution on this yet??
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By rcarsey
My friend told me to fill the tank fully so that...

My friend told me to fill the tank fully so that there are no fumes in the tank to explode. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,083
Posted By rcarsey
I received my LODA today. If anyone was...

I received my LODA today. If anyone was following this and was concerned. it took only a couple days. Apparently Oklahoma accepts the email request and prepares a fill-in-the-blank form, then...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,949
Posted By rcarsey
The GMA245 audio panel to Garmin Virb (over...

The GMA245 audio panel to Garmin Virb (over bluetooth) was pretty good.. essentially a clean digital connection to the camera..

But it seems that Garmin has dumped the Virb product line.. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,083
Posted By rcarsey
Man, I have a bunch of questions that probably...

Man, I have a bunch of questions that probably nobody can answer definitively just yet:


Can you get a DPE to conduct a paid exam in an experimental anymore? Is a LODA required by both candidate...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,170
Posted By rcarsey
I'll echo this too. I did the isolator fix,...

I'll echo this too. I did the isolator fix, logged 5 flights (4.2 hours), and its been pretty solid so far.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,467
Posted By rcarsey
I have a dumb question. I bought a couple...

I have a dumb question. I bought a couple WHLBRL-1 reline kits awhile ago just to have some stock on hand..

How do I actually do a re-lining? Just use my standard rivet squeezer that I've been...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,331
Posted By rcarsey
RG59 .. or RG58.. yikes.. My brand new RV-12iS...

RG59 .. or RG58.. yikes..

My brand new RV-12iS came with a Nav antenna that had an RG58 coax/balun attached to it. I went through the trouble of scrapping it and rebuilding the assembly with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,170
Posted By rcarsey
It's possible that the CubCrafter's isolators are...

It's possible that the CubCrafter's isolators are too tall to use in the RV-12, since the aileron torque tubes are just beneath the GSU25C.

But in any case, I'm confident that the factory has...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2021, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,170
Posted By rcarsey
SB-00028: GSU25C G3X Noise Induced Erroneous Attitude

Van's has published SB-00028, which addresses erroneous attitide indications from the GSU25C (the AHARS sensor under the baggage floor access panel). It applies to certain SLSA s/n's and ELSA with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,268
Posted By rcarsey
I purchased this...

I purchased this (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ESHDGOI/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) cheapo gram scale for $22 from Amazon. Since it was high-quality Chinese...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,267
Posted By rcarsey
I had the same problem. The metal plates fit...

I had the same problem. The metal plates fit fine on the lights.. but once the plates were mounted to the fiberglass tips, the lights wouldn't want to slide onto the plates.

I believe i sanded down...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By rcarsey
Thumbs up Nice find.. I didn't even think about consulting...

Nice find.. I didn't even think about consulting the propeller manual.

So the two-bladed R70E is "Less than or equal to 3600 kg-cm^2" and the C70MY is 3700 kg-cm^2.

That makes me a lot more...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-07-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By rcarsey
True. They had listed a minimum limit as well,...

True. They had listed a minimum limit as well, which I was more concerned with.

I have no real-life reference as to what these numbers mean, so I can't even make a guess as to whether our setup...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-07-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,350
Posted By rcarsey
SI-912i-027 (propeller mass-moment measurement)

I did a quick search and didn't see this topic come up yet. Rotax issued SI-912i-027 (https://legacy.rotaxowner.com/si_tb_info/serviceinfo/si-912-034.pdf) on 2021-May-28 (also attached here)

It is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-07-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,268
Posted By rcarsey
my buddy ended up adding just 1 washer under an...

my buddy ended up adding just 1 washer under an existing spinner #8 screw. His readings were fairly good to begin with.

On mine, I started with 0.30-0.34 IPS and ended up adding 13g at a hole that...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By rcarsey
Ugh.. you are correct. That item was listed in...

Ugh.. you are correct. That item was listed in the chapter for GDU 37X. Ok, no custom splash screen on the Touch.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-03-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 940
Posted By rcarsey
G3X splash screen logo

I thought I saw a recent post about this, but my search has turned up empty..

Apparently, the G3X Touch allows you to add a custom splash screen, per the Installation Manua...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 852
Posted By rcarsey
dimmer knob on G3X installs

I've noticed during night operations, when the dimmer is set to maybe.. lets say 50%, that the brightness of the avionics (anything that's connected to the dimmer bus) goes up and down very slightly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,019
Posted By rcarsey
Spitballing here, but does it make any sense to...

Spitballing here, but does it make any sense to just finish up your training/checkride in a rented C152/172 and come back to the insurance agent with a PPL license instead of a student license?

I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,232
Posted By rcarsey
dragging brake

I finally got around to troubleshooting a dragging brake problem I've had from the beginning. This was an interesting one..

The symptom was that the plane would pull to one side pretty hard...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,997
Posted By rcarsey
Well, I just got my E-LSA AW just a few months...

Well, I just got my E-LSA AW just a few months ago. It contained the standard language that the plane can be operated Night VFR or IFR as long as it has met the equipment requirements in Part...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 987
Posted By rcarsey
See attached photo. Let me know if you need a...

See attached photo. Let me know if you need a closeup of anything in particular.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,365
Posted By rcarsey
I believe everything is "ECO" until you get to...

I believe everything is "ECO" until you get to 98-100% throttle position (past the detent on the throttle).

I have a fresh-out-of-the-builders-hangar 12iS.. so I still have a little fine tuning to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2021, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,181
Posted By rcarsey
For what its worth.. I'd say about 90% of the...

For what its worth.. I'd say about 90% of the time you think you find an error in the manual.. its because you did something wrong.

In the past 3 years, i only remember a couple KAI updates that had...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,941
Posted By rcarsey
I was not aware of the operating behavior of the...

I was not aware of the operating behavior of the regulators -- dissipating unused power. I'm glad that you brought that up.. its counterintuitive if you ever start experiencing regulator problems in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,941
Posted By rcarsey
So my intermittent alternator problem has...

So my intermittent alternator problem has returned. I hesitate to even say it was ever fixed. I did take everyone's advice and twist the fuse blades slightly.. and replaced the hot glue with a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,953
Posted By rcarsey
I don't have the legacy RV-12, so I can't address...

I don't have the legacy RV-12, so I can't address any specifics.. but there has been a few service bulletins regarding fuel pressure, which you may already be familiar with...

See SD-00017...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,501
Posted By rcarsey
one thing not mentioned in the video was whether...

one thing not mentioned in the video was whether that was 13:1 with pants on or off (or does it even make that much of a difference?)
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-29-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,744
Posted By rcarsey
well i hope something, anything, by any mfg, gets...

well i hope something, anything, by any mfg, gets announced at Osh.

There was almost no news at SnF this year.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,475
Posted By rcarsey
I don't mean to be non-technical here. I think...

I don't mean to be non-technical here. I think the issue stems from initial private pilot training. In most (all?) of the low-wing planes that people are taught in, the electric fuel pump is only...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-23-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,676
Posted By rcarsey
Yikes! I mis-typed on that one. I meant to say...

Yikes! I mis-typed on that one. I meant to say a -A is NOT in the cards.. because of the mission (bush flying). Yes, a nosewheel can turn things ugly quickly.

Of course, this is all speculation...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-23-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,676
Posted By rcarsey
I think I got it: RV-15: high wing bush plane...

I think I got it:

RV-15: high wing bush plane side-by-side

RV-16: high wing bush plane tandem.

(I don't think a -A model is in the cards though just based on the mission of these...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 17,805
Posted By rcarsey
As John said, higher fuel pressure helps prevent...

As John said, higher fuel pressure helps prevent vaporization.. and the fuel is constantly circulated from the tank, through the pumps, to the engine.. and whatever is not used by the engine (which...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,836
Posted By rcarsey
Nope! Just takeoff/landing/taxiing. Winds aloft...

Nope! Just takeoff/landing/taxiing. Winds aloft are sometimes quite strong, and helpful if its a strong tailwind.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,941
Posted By rcarsey
This is a good point. Immediately after I solved...

This is a good point. Immediately after I solved my electrical problems, I started to do the dynamic prop balancing. The initial measurement was 0.26 ips @ 337. I think this is in the "not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,941
Posted By rcarsey
Thanks. I'm not sure how I had missed your prior...

Thanks. I'm not sure how I had missed your prior post. I reported my (and your) issue, along with our photos to Van's Support so that they are aware of it being more than a one-off builder issue. ...
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