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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-04-2022, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By rcarsey
I'm not sure inrush current would cause this...

I'm not sure inrush current would cause this problem. Power goes from the battery, through the master relay, through the starter relay to the starter. There are no fuses in line at all.

I suppose...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-04-2022, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By rcarsey
This is very odd... if its happening exactly as...

This is very odd... if its happening exactly as you describe.

The reason is that the Rotax fusebox isn't.. or shouldn't be sending ANY power to the in-cockput fuse panel (over its X3 connector,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By rcarsey
Definitely. Just be sure to replace the bolt...

Definitely. Just be sure to replace the bolt that was holding F-1264 (rod) onto the mixer. That nut/bolt is important to the mixer.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 580
Posted By rcarsey
It is not removable (if you have a per-plans...

It is not removable (if you have a per-plans built airplane). However, you should be able to chop the stick in half.. close to the base -- far enough up the stick where you'd have access to it.. and...
Forum: APRS Tracking 06-30-2022, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By rcarsey
APRS in 2022

I just installed a Yaesu FTM-300DR (vhf/uhf, built-in APRS, xband repeat, wires-x, FM/Fusion capable.. to give you a list of the notable capabilities)...

So the initial intention was to have a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2022, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,246
Posted By rcarsey
Out of the 6 I was able to find at NTSB: ...

Out of the 6 I was able to find at NTSB:


Canopy
Exceeding op limits / health issues
Engine problem on takeoff
Canopy (possible incorrect installation of retrofit kit); Dynon D-180 without...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2022, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By rcarsey
I have noticed that I get RPM fluctuations when...

I have noticed that I get RPM fluctuations when doing a run-up opposite of the wind. Early on, it was some cause for concern.. now I just expect it when the winds are not steady and I'm unable to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2022, 10:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,638
Posted By rcarsey
I currently have no seals installed and I get a...

I currently have no seals installed and I get a sharp break to the right too. Good to hear that the seals may correct that. (I opted not to install them until it gets painted later this year)
Forum: RV-15 06-14-2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,997
Posted By rcarsey
Well.. we have our answer on Page 30 of the July...

Well.. we have our answer on Page 30 of the July 2022 AOPA Pilot magazine.

See you in Oshkosh!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By rcarsey
I damaged my check-valve in the same way.. not...

I damaged my check-valve in the same way.. not knowing there were two halves of it. As soon as I saw the wrinkling of the metallic sticker on it.. i stopped. The two halves rotated only.. maybe...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,168
Posted By rcarsey
I had to push this video out the door.. with the...

I had to push this video out the door.. with the nice flying weather here, its been a challenge to sit down and do anything inside the house..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIT82pwNZTs
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-06-2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,752
Posted By rcarsey
I wouldn't mind printing out my own set here just...

I wouldn't mind printing out my own set here just to see if they are more comfortable.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,695
Posted By rcarsey
I'm unsure which springs my engine came with.....

I'm unsure which springs my engine came with.. but I can say after about 250 hours, almost all of them have broken by now. I've been replacing with with silver-colored stainless steel springs from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By rcarsey
I scuffed and primed almost everything. There...

I scuffed and primed almost everything. There are some parts like the wing spars.. and possibly the center section? that are "clear" anodized.. so scuffing them is not really possible.. and primer...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,168
Posted By rcarsey
Thumbs up I replaced my OD8025-12HSS (12v, 242mA, 40 CFM)...

I replaced my OD8025-12HSS (12v, 242mA, 40 CFM) fans with Bgears b-Blaster 80 (https://www.newegg.com/bgears-b-blaster-80-case-fan/p/N82E16835132020?Item=N82E16835132020) (12v, 340mA, 60CFM) last...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-25-2022, 03:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,985
Posted By rcarsey
Bob, basically you call Lockwood to put your...

Bob, basically you call Lockwood to put your name on their list. They'll call you when they're ready to service your pumps. Mail out the pumps when they call. They fix them within 1-2 days and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,114
Posted By rcarsey
Hope you drop a note to the factory about that. ...

Hope you drop a note to the factory about that. I have the -iS with a different circuit board.. but the same button..

Next time I'm behind my instrument panel I'll give it a drop of Loc-tite and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-19-2022, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 663
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: 12
Views: 2,168
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: 53
Views: 5,985
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: 16
Views: 2,531
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: 53
Views: 5,985
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: 53
Views: 5,985
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: 16
Views: 2,531
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: 1,264
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: 53
Views: 5,985
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: 433
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: 433
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: 3,267
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: 2,082
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: 53
Views: 5,985
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: 53
Views: 5,985
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: 53
Views: 5,985
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: 685
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: 551
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: 685
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: 3,221
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: 4,425
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: 4,425
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: 2,042
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: 254
Views: 42,261
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: 254
Views: 42,261
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: 254
Views: 42,261
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: 1,569
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: 1,400
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: 254
Views: 42,261
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: 254
Views: 42,261
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: 676
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: 3,312
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: 1,452
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: 823
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: 4,957
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: 4,957
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: 4,572
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: 44
Views: 7,408
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: 44
Views: 7,408
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: 2,352
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: 2,352
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: 8,371
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: 5,677
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: 1,940
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: 1,940
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: 1,940
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: 1,940
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.
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