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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-27-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By Hairball192
Thanks everyone... great gouge! I ended up...

Thanks everyone... great gouge!

I ended up ordering via a friend who's at Airventure.

Thanks again,
Harry
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-24-2022, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By Hairball192
Recommendation for Custom Models of RV-4

Hi all,

I just acquired an RV-4 project that hasn't flown in 10 years and I'd like to give the previous owner a custom model of his plane on a stand. Something like a 10 to 12 inch wingspan, not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-23-2022, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By Hairball192
Thanks very much, all... We ended up getting them...

Thanks very much, all... We ended up getting them printed at FedEx Office.

Tomorrow we lay down the fiberglass!

Regards,
Harry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By Hairball192
Yes, I only have the thumb drive. The templates...

Yes, I only have the thumb drive. The templates in my plans disappeared somewhere along the way.

Best,
Harry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2022, 08:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 911
Posted By Hairball192
Which Canopy Ply Template File To Use?

Hi All,

I could use a hand figuring out which pdf file to use to print the actual-size templates for the fiberglass cloth cutouts for the canopy skirt/frame.

I'm building an RV-12 ULS with a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2022, 01:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 542
Posted By Hairball192
FS: RV-12 ULS Cowling Available

Offering it here first... I'm not going to be using the standard cowling for my RV-12 ULS so it's available to anyone who wants to give it a good home. Part numbers are:

Cowl, 12, Top new from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,578
Posted By Hairball192
What is the current draw for the old and new fuel...

What is the current draw for the old and new fuel pumps? I'm programing a Vertical Power unit for the RV-12. Thanks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,476
Posted By Hairball192
RV-12 ULS Propeller Recommendations

Hi,

I'll be buying the propeller for my RV-12 ULS (EAB) pretty soon and I'd appreciate any recommendations on the various propeller options. My brother has a 3-blade on his RV-12 from Catto...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,233
Posted By Hairball192
Looking for New or Used Rotax 912 ULS Engine

I'm building an RV-12 ULS in the EAB category b/c I got a great deal on avionics from a friend. Now it's time to buy the engine kit and I'm wondering if there is anyone out there that's looking to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-16-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By Hairball192
Extra Duracell CR2 3V ELT Battery... free

Hi all,

I just bought a Duracell CR2 (3 volt) battery for my ACK E-04 ELT. It came in a two-pack and lasts ten years, so I don't think I'll be using the second one anytime soon (hope I didn't just...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 12:22 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,149
Posted By Hairball192
Thanks very much, Mike. My airframe is built so...

Thanks very much, Mike. My airframe is built so I'll need a big tub to soak it!

I couldn't find Prepsol on Amazon so I went with SEM PREP. Fingers crossed it works as well....
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-14-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,149
Posted By Hairball192
I've got 5 year old vinyl on my airframe. I'm...

I've got 5 year old vinyl on my airframe.

I'm far enough along to start removing it, which is encouraging in and of itself, but it sure is tedious. To make matters worse, the sun has worked it's...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2021, 03:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,622
Posted By Hairball192
Tips Needed for Fitting Wings to Fuselage for the First Time

Hi,

I'm working on the flight controls so it's time to fit the wings to the fuselage for the first time. I looked for a thread on this topic but my search skills failed me. I'd appreciate someone...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2021, 02:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,100
Posted By Hairball192
Thanks John and Scott, Just to close the loop......

Thanks John and Scott,

Just to close the loop... I got past my blunder by using a 90-degree drill bit attachment to drill out the rivets on the errant nut plates. Then I used CCR-264SS-3-3 rivets...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2021, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,545
Posted By Hairball192
Ok, I've got it sorted. Many thanks to those on...

Ok, I've got it sorted. Many thanks to those on this thread and other threads on this topic.

I used a 90-degree drill bit attachment to drill out the rivets on the errant nut plates. Then I used...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,545
Posted By Hairball192
Thank you Scott and Tony. Indeed, it turns out...

Thank you Scott and Tony.

Indeed, it turns out I've got the wrong nut plates installed. K1000-08 instead of K1000-3. And the seat floor is already riveted into place, too.

If anyone knows how...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,432
Posted By Hairball192
@MacPara... how did you fix it? I've got the...

@MacPara... how did you fix it? I've got the same problem.

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,100
Posted By Hairball192
Thanks VERY much for this post/thread. You'll...

Thanks VERY much for this post/thread.

You'll know you've got the wrong nut plates installed when you get to P. 32-04 Fig 2 and try to install the flaperon handle. Ask me how I know.

Best,
Harry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-02-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,545
Posted By Hairball192
Flap Handle Installation Driving Me Bonkers

Hi All,

I can't for the life of me get the flap handle installed! Four bolts have stopped me in my tracks going on day two. I've tried everything I can think of, including applying pressure to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-02-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 996
Posted By Hairball192
Temp Shims on Flaperon Handle Detent Bracket Installation

Hi All,

Quick question for more experienced folks than myself... RV-12 ULS

Plans 32-08, Figure 1 and Step 1

Plans call for a temporary shim of 0.025 aluminum under the detent bracket on both...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-06-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,474
Posted By Hairball192
Regarding tube straightening... I made the...

Regarding tube straightening...

I made the tool described in the video at the link I posted earlier, and again here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sj-vDn_O0g

It works pretty darn well. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-06-2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,474
Posted By Hairball192
Ray, Thanks for the guidance on the direction of...

Ray, Thanks for the guidance on the direction of the bevel. Makes complete sense.

Tom, despite my wanking I'm enjoying learning the new skill of tube-bending. I plan to re-do all the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-06-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 17,200
Posted By Hairball192
Jerre, I'm in the same boat... Legacy RV-12 that...

Jerre,

I'm in the same boat... Legacy RV-12 that is not flying yet. Trim motor is still in the box. I spoke to someone at Ray Allen Co. and they told me to send them the old unit with credit card...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-06-2020, 01:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,474
Posted By Hairball192
After burning through another twelve feet of...

After burning through another twelve feet of tubing I have a nice-fitting fuel vent tube T-01219B. Someday I'll be good at tube bending, but for now I'm just glad to have it done. I thought I'd...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,474
Posted By Hairball192
Great tip on the coat hanger, Jeff! Thanks, Harry

Great tip on the coat hanger, Jeff!

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,474
Posted By Hairball192
Thanks, Kyle... but the problem is not with my...

Thanks, Kyle... but the problem is not with my tools, it's with my brain.

I'm having trouble figuring out how to orient the bends in the vent tube because they're not all in the same plane. There...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,474
Posted By Hairball192
Another question I had was on good ways to...

Another question I had was on good ways to straighten the coils of aluminum tubing. I found this video for a DIY straightening tool that looks...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2020, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,474
Posted By Hairball192
Tube Bending Is Kicking My *** (T-01219B)

Uncle... I'm having a real hard time figuring out the bend template on P. 37-11 Figure 1 for the fuel vent tube. P/N is T-01219B made of 3/8" aluminum tube. I'll be ordering more tubing from Van's...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2020, 11:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,164
Posted By Hairball192
Thank you for all that info... great...

Thank you for all that info... great clarifications.

This forum is fantastic.

Best,
Harry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,164
Posted By Hairball192
Used Avionics and E-LSA Cert

If I get my avionics (and/or engine) from a source other than Van's, am I still eligible for an E-LSA certificate?

I'm getting my Dynon Skyview avionics en masse from a friend that is upgrading his...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-19-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By Hairball192
Thanks very much for that info and those pics,...

Thanks very much for that info and those pics, Paul. That's really helpful, especially because I spoke to Van's tech support and found out that there are no instructions or drawings for the baggage...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2020, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,991
Posted By Hairball192
Joeri Thanks very much for the pictures and...

Joeri

Thanks very much for the pictures and information.

Your online kitlog is great!

Best,
Harry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By Hairball192
Installation Info for RV-12 Baggage Upgrade Kit

Hi all,

I've got the parts and hardware labeled "Baggage Upgrade Kit" but I can't find any documentation on how to install it in my paper plans, my pdf's, or on the Van's website.

Can anyone...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,943
Posted By Hairball192
Hi Lon, I'm still building and was just looking...

Hi Lon,

I'm still building and was just looking at that section of the plans and my plane. The ADAHRS is installed in the tailcone not far aft of the baggage bulkhead, which is removable. It's...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,991
Posted By Hairball192
Thanks for the words of wisdom, everyone. This...

Thanks for the words of wisdom, everyone. This is the first I've heard of the Moeller gauges. Is there a thread where I can find guidance on which of their gauges to use? I'm trying to stick to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,991
Posted By Hairball192
Advice on Fuel Tank Mod 37A to eliminate the sight gauge

Hi all,

I'm building an RV-12 ULS... the fuel tank is complete but NOT installed yet. I'm in the process of doing SB 13-12-19 for the tank attach brackets and Mod 37B for the fuel vent.

Mod 37A...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By Hairball192
Flyboy, Dave, RF... thanks very much for the...

Flyboy, Dave, RF... thanks very much for the insights.

Best,
Harry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2020, 02:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By Hairball192
Rob and Kyle, Thanks very much for your quick...

Rob and Kyle, Thanks very much for your quick replies. The order for the bits has been placed!

Thanks again,
Harry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2020, 09:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,939
Posted By Hairball192
Rear Window Install: Source for #27 Plexi Drill Bits

I'm building an RV-12 and it's about time to install the turtledeck and rear window. The plans call for a #27 Plexiglass drill bit to enlarge the holes on the Lexan rear window. Trouble is, I can't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,258
Posted By Hairball192
Thanks from me too, Mel.

Thanks from me too, Mel.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2020, 01:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,258
Posted By Hairball192
Inspections for RV-12 ULS

I have an RV-12 (not the RV-12iS). Fuselage, tail and wings are pretty much done.

What inspections are required at what milestones?

Thanks,
Harry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,012
Posted By Hairball192
Re: Rookie Question: Type/Size of Rivet for VS Hinge Assembly

My thanks to everyone for their insights and info! I managed to finish the two hinge assemblies. First, I went to sec 5 and did the calculation for rivet size. Just as I finished, a builder happened...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,012
Posted By Hairball192
Rookie Question: Type/Size of Rivet for VS Hinge Assembly

Hi,

I'm a new builder with a stupid question... What size and type of rivet should I use for the vertical stabilizer upper and lower hinge assemblies?

More importantly, how do I figure this out...
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