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Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 06:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By jrock836
Sold by Northern Tool.....

Sold by Northern Tool.....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-11-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By jrock836
And sometimes there's a learning curve specific...

And sometimes there's a learning curve specific for each grass strip.. I have been flying off of 35TT (2000 ft grass) for the past few months. There is a nice hump in the runway at the point where I...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 06-10-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,400
Posted By jrock836
If you don't have blue touch up paint, you could...

If you don't have blue touch up paint, you could try making it less obvious with a dark blue Sharpie.. Your eye will probably still see it, but most people wouldn't even notice. Nice job!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2021, 11:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,251
Posted By jrock836
Lots of different opinions for sure... When I was...

Lots of different opinions for sure... When I was ready to submit for my LSRI-A, I had to go through three different FSDO employees before I finally found one that really knew about the...
Forum: GPS 06-08-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 752
Posted By jrock836
I love using my iPad Mini / Foreflight in the...

I love using my iPad Mini / Foreflight in the cockpit... With that said, I think an Android tablet w/ IFLY GPS can be made to do just about the same thing.. Unless you really like dealing with a...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 06-08-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,763
Posted By jrock836
I have DOUBLE D's.. I think I'll stick with what...

I have DOUBLE D's.. I think I'll stick with what I have! :)
Forum: Tools 06-08-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,663
Posted By jrock836
<Cough Cough> Up to $5200 per gun now!! Almost...

<Cough Cough> Up to $5200 per gun now!! Almost 5% per year! The guns are better investments than any bank CD right now.. lol....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-07-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 800
Posted By jrock836
In a different thread when I asked about...

In a different thread when I asked about different washer options, someone sent me a link to these photos. Wish I had the machine to make them. Works of art for...
Forum: Fiberglass 06-07-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By jrock836
To fill the holes, tape one side of the holes and...

To fill the holes, tape one side of the holes and the fill the hole flush with epoxy. Mix the epoxy thin enough so that it will flow into any minor cracks. Then re-drill in any manner you want. Your...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,739
Posted By jrock836
I spoke to Ashley on FB and sent her the OP's...

I spoke to Ashley on FB and sent her the OP's message..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,739
Posted By jrock836
Check your PM's..

Check your PM's..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-04-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,739
Posted By jrock836
I donít know anything about them, but I posted...

I donít know anything about them, but I posted your question on a local aviators Facebook page (North Texas Aviators). Iíll let you know if someone replies with info..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By jrock836
Smile I know the feeling.. I didnít build my plane, but...

I know the feeling.. I didnít build my plane, but have been doing upgrades. At one point I was stressing about how some of my rivets were looking, but finally realized that I wasnít going to crash...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2021, 11:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By jrock836
Highly recommend Tom @ Flightlines for any fuel...

Highly recommend Tom @ Flightlines for any fuel or oil lines that you might need. If you’re not sure about what you need, he is very good at looking at photos and figuring it out for you. Very good...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,888
Posted By jrock836
Wasn't my experience.. Some brokers don't price...

Wasn't my experience.. Some brokers don't price certain carriers.. I called three different carriers and got different quotes from all three..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-02-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,888
Posted By jrock836
Have you called Falcon Insurance? I got some...

Have you called Falcon Insurance? I got some crazy quotes and was ready to back out of buying my plane, but then I found Falcon.. $1269.00 for a year.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,633
Posted By jrock836
RV prices are all over the board it seems.. Just...

RV prices are all over the board it seems.. Just today I noticed a 9 year old RV12 with 1700 TT listed for $95,000.. Doubt they will find someone to buy at that price, but who knows..

I personally...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-26-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By jrock836
No special torque mentioned, so standard -6...

No special torque mentioned, so standard -6 torque -- 160 in/lbs. then continue as needed up to 190 in/lbs to align the hole in the bolt to the nut castellations so you can fit in the cotter pin....
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-24-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,241
Posted By jrock836
There is so much misinformation in this thread,...

There is so much misinformation in this thread, I'm not going to try to point all of it out and start pissing people off. I would just say to read the Odyssey Technical...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-24-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 627
Posted By jrock836
I used an pneumatic alligator squeezer for the...

I used an pneumatic alligator squeezer for the first time this past weekend and was amazed at how easy it was to use. If I were going to build an entire airplane I would definitely have to add one to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-23-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,021
Posted By jrock836
I was in a similar situation, not having flown in...

I was in a similar situation, not having flown in years and bought a plane out of state. I found it less expensive to pay a CFI's expenses including hourly instruction rate, meals, hotel room and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By jrock836
The I40 option would be a easy flight.. Just pick...

The I40 option would be a easy flight.. Just pick a day with nice weather and you'll be fine..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,155
Posted By jrock836
I like it.. Where did you get the switch and...

I like it.. Where did you get the switch and bezel? Nice work..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By jrock836
Thanks N8DAV8R.. I'm using the RV12, not RV12is,...

Thanks N8DAV8R.. I'm using the RV12, not RV12is, KAIs, so maybe the new ones are a bit better.

In any event I'm moving on and will get the two pieces of aluminum mounted in the plane and will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By jrock836
I would direct you to KAI Section 5R that deals...

I would direct you to KAI Section 5R that deals with Installing Nutplates.. unless that's something else I should just ignore.. :)

Basically it says that if you dimple aluminum structure, you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By jrock836
Thanks Scott.. I took his word for it being...

Thanks Scott.. I took his word for it being Section 1... Yes, I have read and looked at all of KAI, Section 5... Section 1 is just the Introduction..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By jrock836
Maybe Step #10 should be "Dimple the platenut...

Maybe Step #10 should be "Dimple the platenut holes so they will lay flush to the aluminum BEFORE completing Step #9".



I have completely read Section 5 .. My issue is with Chapter 33 and what...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By jrock836
Well luckily for me, I'm not building an entire...

Well luckily for me, I'm not building an entire airplane.. Just installing this one modification.. Hopefully it's just a short bumpy road, rather than a long one.. :)

I seem to have a special kind...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,554
Posted By jrock836
Van's Instructions

Okay, not wanting to look like an idiot, I have spent way too much time trying to understand what is going on. I give up..

**EDIT: I should have said, I give up on trying to figure out how the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,454
Posted By jrock836
I think I have several fans floating around my...

I think I have several fans floating around my shop.. I'll definitely put one of them to good use for this purpose..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,155
Posted By jrock836
Something that never seems to be mentioned is...

Something that never seems to be mentioned is emergency procedures too.. There are several emergency check list procedures that involve "pulling the fuse". I like the idea of flipping a switch...
Forum: Texas (North) 05-16-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,401
Posted By jrock836
Yes, I have my LSRI-A Certificate now. The class...

Yes, I have my LSRI-A Certificate now. The class was okay. Nothing earth shattering, but just a required hoop to jump through for the FAA. It consisted of basically quick overviews of the various...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-15-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,392
Posted By jrock836
It depends on context and who you're talking to.....

It depends on context and who you're talking to.. In the RV12, Rotax 912ULS world, Mogas is 91+ octane every day automotive gasoline, up to 10% ethanol, found at at any gas station and it burns just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,125
Posted By jrock836
I gotcha.. Sorry, I honestly didn't even notice...

I gotcha.. Sorry, I honestly didn't even notice you were directing it towards Scott..

When do the new and improved INSULATED RV12 specific fuel lines get released? :)

Have a great day.. Joe - -
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,125
Posted By jrock836
I'm not going to claim that I understand and know...

I'm not going to claim that I understand and know all of the various issues, but this is what comes to mind for me..

RV12's fuel tank is lower than the carbs and engine driven pump, so yes tank...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,104
Posted By jrock836
Check your PMs..

Check your PMs..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By jrock836
Had never seen those before..Pretty cool.....

Had never seen those before..Pretty cool..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl_zYF7l-1g



Thanks Tim.. You don't even want to know how much I've spent this month on the airplane! If I bought those...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By jrock836
I'll take a look.. Thanks Mark..

I'll take a look.. Thanks Mark..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By jrock836
Okay thanks Mel.. I probably should have just...

Okay thanks Mel.. I probably should have just done my research before asking the questions.. Lazy I guess.. I now see I can buy a 3/32 rivet set tool for cheap too. The rivets may not come out...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By jrock836
Thanks.. Rather than borrowing tools from...

Thanks.. Rather than borrowing tools from someone, if there's a quick low cost way to just get it done, that's what I'm shooting for..

So it looks like they are 3/32" rivets.. So a 3/32" dimple die...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,492
Posted By jrock836
Low Cost Options Please

I didn't build my plane, so I don't have a bunch of airplane sheet metal experience and tools. When I built my Cobra kit car, I just drilled holes, cleco'd everything together and pulled rivets.

I...
Forum: Southeast 05-13-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 279
Posted By jrock836
The KAGS Class D goes up to 2600', not sure where...

The KAGS Class D goes up to 2600', not sure where you're seeing the 2900'..? Anyway, not really a factor if you're coming from the West. Just don't overshoot KDNL and accidentally wander into KAGS...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 558
Posted By jrock836
Cable Rattle during Vx Climb Out

Shortly after buying my plane I had an incident that definitely got my attention. During climb out I had a very loud rattle/metallic slapping noise coming from behind me. It was loud enough that it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,597
Posted By jrock836
Haha... I bet way more than half here have no...

Haha... I bet way more than half here have no idea what you're talking about.. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,597
Posted By jrock836
For something like an extra buck, Van's includes...

For something like an extra buck, Van's includes the appropriate connector to match up with the "Packard" connector.. Either way, I guess you either cut the plane's wiring harness, or the connector...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,514
Posted By jrock836
You made me look it up, because I had compiled a...

You made me look it up, because I had compiled a list of everything I needed to do during my current Condition Inspection, and that didn't make my list...

I show the Fuel Return Assembly is on a 10...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,597
Posted By jrock836
Maybe the connector on the positive lead?

Maybe the connector on the positive lead?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,177
Posted By jrock836
Glad you got it.. Too bad Van’s can’t solve the...

Glad you got it.. Too bad Van’s can’t solve the communication with customers problem that clearly continues to exist.. I can give them a pass on a lot of things but not communication. Sending an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By jrock836
Thatís good news, especially since Jim has...

Thatís good news, especially since Jim has already looked at the rigging and construction that was done by the builder..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,597
Posted By jrock836
I finally broke down and called Van’s.. Mine was...

I finally broke down and called Van’s.. Mine was finally shipped yesterday, along with new washer head screws for the cowling and the Baggage Area Modification Kit.

Have you installed the new pump...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-11-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By jrock836
Sounds like a fun day trip from Texas. I’ll put...

Sounds like a fun day trip from Texas. I’ll put it on the calendar.. Fingers crossed for good weather and I’ll try to remember my overalls, if a non-member is allowed to wear them! :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By jrock836
The current Rotax manual gives a range, 5.5-6 bar...

The current Rotax manual gives a range, 5.5-6 bar / 80-87 psi.. I did mine at 80, since prior mechanics used 80.. I think they changed the manual to make things easier for the mechanics that use PSI...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-11-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 719
Posted By jrock836
EZ Turn or other products on NPTs.. Nothing on...

EZ Turn or other products on NPTs.. Nothing on flared fittings..

https://www.kitplanes.com/best-practices-sealants/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,155
Posted By jrock836
Smile Can someone pass me some popcorn and a beer...

Can someone pass me some popcorn and a beer please?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,514
Posted By jrock836
Mine is a couple of years after yours and it has...

Mine is a couple of years after yours and it has teflon. Tom knows his business. If he told you they were teflon, I would trust his opinion..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By jrock836
I took a class from him in Florida a few weeks...

I took a class from him in Florida a few weeks ago. He DID close his shop.. He still does freelance work from time to time I believe.. I don't have his contact info, but the folks at Rainbow Aviation...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,599
Posted By jrock836
Very unique.. I'll definitely know it's YOU if I...

Very unique.. I'll definitely know it's YOU if I ever see your plane! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By jrock836
I personally have had only great experiences with...

I personally have had only great experiences with Stewart Transport and I have heard the same from many, many other people... It's a small family owned company that specializes in shipping kit car...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,326
Posted By jrock836
Hoping to be there!!

Hoping to be there!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,457
Posted By jrock836
Man, that was an old thread.. but yes, 13:1 is...

Man, that was an old thread.. but yes, 13:1 is the clean glide ratio of an RV12.. I'm not following all your other calculations and figures.. I believe you have lots of mixed up abbreviations, terms...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,031
Posted By jrock836
Wow, that DIY repair turned out GREAT! Nice job!

Wow, that DIY repair turned out GREAT! Nice job!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,187
Posted By jrock836
Did you order a -2 or a -4 4002 camloc? What is...

Did you order a -2 or a -4 4002 camloc? What is the diameter of the "cup"? I believe different series of camlocs have different diameters of cups designed for different diameter grommets.

The 2700...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-04-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,241
Posted By jrock836
There is not a set service limit on the battery.....

There is not a set service limit on the battery.. but... we all know batteries tend to start degrading with age/use. Also, if you plan to fly to remote locations without the possibility of being able...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 906
Posted By jrock836
These should give you some choices to consider...

These should give you some choices to consider contacting..

https://rotaxirmt.com/locator

https://rainbowaviation.com/?page_id=4854
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