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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 378
Posted By bobg56
I have a 2010 RV12, I have noticed mine while in...

I have a 2010 RV12, I have noticed mine while in cruise be anywhere from 4.8-7 psi, I have the D180 system, I see it as just a quirk of the system. I have replaced the sending unit, I don't have the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,155
Posted By bobg56
I have a 2010 RV12 that I'm third owner, The only...

I have a 2010 RV12 that I'm third owner, The only things I find myself doing is carb sync's and prop dynamic balance after tweaking prop pitch, nothing seems to need my attention. Rotax engine issues...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By bobg56
Instead of the paste I would get longer bolts and...

Instead of the paste I would get longer bolts and add washers under the regulator creating an air gap for air to circulate. Mine is mounted in the cockpit side of firewall and has about a 1/4" gap...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By bobg56
Got the new bowls, they are a dark grey color...

Got the new bowls, they are a dark grey color instead of the original silver...there are no holes going through. According to Lockwood they have seen similar situations as what happened to me. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-14-2022, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,169
Posted By bobg56
Do you tap your brakes during climb out? I...

Do you tap your brakes during climb out? I suspect this since you say your at 100'....could be wheels..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2022, 06:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By bobg56
He didn't say either way, bowls should arrive in...

He didn't say either way, bowls should arrive in 3 days...if any of you have these old types I'd either epoxy them or order the new ones. I'm sure the epoxy will work fine.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By bobg56
Talked with Lockwood today, they said the carb...

Talked with Lockwood today, they said the carb bowls have been re designed without the holes going all the way through, looks like I'll be ordering 2...they said the change was made a few years ago,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2022, 06:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By bobg56
What it looks like I'm going to do is re install...

What it looks like I'm going to do is re install the tapered pin by reseating and dabbing some fuel proof epoxy at the outside holes, this will hopefully accomplish two things, hold the pin in place...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By bobg56
As far as balance goes that .04 is really good,...

As far as balance goes that .04 is really good, almost in the excellent range. That brass pin coming out and leaking like that is dangerous, I'm willing to bet there's plenty of -12 that are not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2022, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By bobg56
almost looks like a backfire caused this, could...

almost looks like a backfire caused this, could it be someone turned off both ignition switches off at 4000 rpm doing the ignition check then turning them both back on creating a backfire?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2022, 04:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By bobg56
Carb. Bowl massive leak experience

The other day I went up flying and immediately noticed a strong gasoline odor, I've experienced this before when my floats needed replacing so I didn't get too excited, however I glanced at my fuel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,205
Posted By bobg56
I have the Dyna Vibe Classic and mount what...

I have the Dyna Vibe Classic and mount what usually is a 1/4 bolt and washers to center of rear spinner plate. I do three runs and average them. I made a protractor that I slide onto pitot tube to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By bobg56
I make the Prop inspection or any Prop SB's in my...

I make the Prop inspection or any Prop SB's in my engine logbook, heard some use the airframe since they consider the prop an appliance, some suggest getting a separate prop log as well.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-09-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 467
Posted By bobg56
Rotax Factory Engine Logbook

I'm helping a friend do his condition inspection and I've noticed he has been using the factory supplied engine logbook. My RV12 has just the generic type like the Airframe Logbook. What are most of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2022, 03:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By bobg56
Shave them down if interference, when I worked...

Shave them down if interference, when I worked the airlines we had a rivet head shaver which is kind of like a spot face tool... if the flush heads stuck up too much or doing double counter sinks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2022, 07:19 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,553
Posted By bobg56
I had too many problems with the prox switches...

I had too many problems with the prox switches and replaced them with push button type, Vans sells them as a replacement kit, no more issues.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,974
Posted By bobg56
Hey Jack, the Y wire is the two white wires that...

Hey Jack, the Y wire is the two white wires that are on the VR...from the VR they come together as one, I believe it supplies the bus, what was done is that this white wire is cut then you add a ring...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2022, 06:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,974
Posted By bobg56
All I can tell you is maybe the one on CB failed...

All I can tell you is maybe the one on CB failed and this extra capacitor took it's place...I had a good amount of static to the point of considering it a bit dangerous where as I couldn't hear other...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-22-2022, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,974
Posted By bobg56
This capacitor is sold as a requirement for Rotax...

This capacitor is sold as a requirement for Rotax engines, I don't know the reason why ... it is NOT the one on the circuit board. Lockwood aviation sells them and shows this exact one on the parts...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-22-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,974
Posted By bobg56
The blue capacitor is the size of a small juice...

The blue capacitor is the size of a small juice can. It has positive and negative terminals, the positive is attached to the white wire that doubles in a Y split and the yellow 20 gage wire to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,974
Posted By bobg56
The problem was fixed by changing out the blue...

The problem was fixed by changing out the blue capacitor, Lookwood has them. I guess as simple as a capacitor is they go bad. Mines is mounted on the firewall using an Adel clamp, I suspect either...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2022, 07:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By bobg56
I like 3M's 5200 adhesive sealant instead of any...

I like 3M's 5200 adhesive sealant instead of any silicone types.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2022, 07:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,039
Posted By bobg56
I believe the props pitch setting will also help...

I believe the props pitch setting will also help lower oil temps, I made a blade wrench that enables me to be a lot more accurate, I have it set to 71.4 and have picked up about 150 rpm at climb to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2022, 07:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,206
Posted By bobg56
I've heard that they have run the Rotax 912 to 5K...

I've heard that they have run the Rotax 912 to 5K hours without any major issues, why are you so concerned with wanting to dry out the air when this engine can go this many hours without major...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,637
Posted By bobg56
Check the wire crimps, and even go as far as...

Check the wire crimps, and even go as far as cutting and re crimping, could be loose or not enough insulation was stripped off the wire causing intermittant contact...been there before with my oil...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,486
Posted By bobg56
Check your wire crimps.. re crimping if need,...

Check your wire crimps.. re crimping if need, fixed my OP fluctuations..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-30-2022, 06:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,974
Posted By bobg56
I have isolated headsets, made sure intercom was...

I have isolated headsets, made sure intercom was off (isolate)...I'll take a look at the antenna mounting, maybe some corrosion on the base...I was also thinking it's possible the other aircraft I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2022, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,974
Posted By bobg56
Yes I can turn off xponder, also ADSB as well

Yes I can turn off xponder, also ADSB as well
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,974
Posted By bobg56
Radio Static only while airborne

I have a Legacy 2010 RV12 with the Garmin SL-40 Radio...on the ground the reception is great, transmits great however in the air I'm getting static interference to the point where it's hard to make...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2022, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 708
Posted By bobg56
I think your static rpm of 5300 is too high, I...

I think your static rpm of 5300 is too high, I would set prop to 71.3 or 71.4...at VY 75 kts I'm getting about 5180-5200....my full throttle max rpm at 2000' is about 5750 which probably would be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-17-2022, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 982
Posted By bobg56
I was able to replace al coolant hoses without...

I was able to replace al coolant hoses without removing the manifold, may be all you need is a good set of hose clamp pliers.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-16-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By bobg56
I've had one get a hairline crack from contacting...

I've had one get a hairline crack from contacting the frame, I removed it, drained it, cleaned the cracked are and used Marine Tex epoxy, I flew for a few months, then replaced the radiator and keep...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2022, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,253
Posted By bobg56
If kept outside you need a good cover from...

If kept outside you need a good cover from Bruce's that not only covers the canopy but engine cowling to keep water out of cockpit.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2022, 07:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,370
Posted By bobg56
A little un related to the post...I've done a few...

A little un related to the post...I've done a few pitch adjustments on my 2 blade prop and always had trouble getting both blades at the same pitch after tightening the bolts. I made a blade wrench...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,758
Posted By bobg56
When I'm a beam the numbers I pull power to idle...

When I'm a beam the numbers I pull power to idle and don't touch it, then one notch of flaps when below 82kts, I stay a bit high, then on mid final I deploy full flaps, if you wait a bit the drag...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By bobg56
If you have an older model RV12 they used screw...

If you have an older model RV12 they used screw heads to be the contact points for your Nav lights and stall warning switch. Later they came out with a socket type connector. When I bought my -12 I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,924
Posted By bobg56
About 110 KIAS @5400...replacing the oil return...

About 110 KIAS @5400...replacing the oil return line created some needed space from the muffler, old line had about 1/8" clearance
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,924
Posted By bobg56
I did a few things that lowered my oil temp, I...

I did a few things that lowered my oil temp, I sprayed mineral spirits through the cooling fins of my oil cooler then blew it dry, also the replacement of the oil return line with the TS Flight line...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,231
Posted By bobg56
Thanks for the info!

Thanks for the info!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,231
Posted By bobg56
Is there a way to wire in a warning light for a...

Is there a way to wire in a warning light for a Ducati VR? I thought there was a way but can't remember where I read it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By bobg56
The rpm drift is tough when doing the prop...

The rpm drift is tough when doing the prop balance, I have a Dyna Vibe classic unit and I average 3 runs to come up with the numbers I need, it's just the nature of the engine. My carbs are in sync,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2022, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By bobg56
mine does the same thing, even at 4000 to do the...

mine does the same thing, even at 4000 to do the ingnition check rpm drifts, I've had my RV12 4 years now and it has always been this way. Doing run up into the wind makes no difference especially is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2022, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,141
Posted By bobg56
I also pinch the blade connectors to make sure of...

I also pinch the blade connectors to make sure of a good contact, I previously had a VR (Ducoti) fail and one of the yellow connectors was burned, I also re installed the VR inside the cockpit with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By bobg56
I had issues similar to this, I found a loose...

I had issues similar to this, I found a loose crimp on the OP wiring from sending unit, re crimped, end of problem.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,924
Posted By bobg56
If I was getting up to 250F I'd verify the oil...

If I was getting up to 250F I'd verify the oil temp using a Laser thermometer or dip probe into oil tank or maybe change out temp sensor
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2022, 06:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,964
Posted By bobg56
For the past 4 years or about 300 hours I have...

For the past 4 years or about 300 hours I have added 1 oz of Seafoam to my 93 octane 10% alcohol fuel with no issues to keep my fuel preserved, I've heard of others using Stabil as well.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2022, 07:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 890
Posted By bobg56
I strongly believe the early failures are heat...

I strongly believe the early failures are heat related and or loose blade connecters which will heat up the connection point. I've got almost 300 hours now with the VR installed inside cockpit. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,688
Posted By bobg56
I had my Ducati VR fail just before 200 hours, I...

I had my Ducati VR fail just before 200 hours, I re located the new one inside the cockpit on the firewall on pilot's side using a few washers to hold it off the firewall for no heat transfer from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-09-2022, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By bobg56
Smile Snug then a flat more, but not "two grunts and a...

Snug then a flat more, but not "two grunts and a groan" when tightening :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2022, 07:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,322
Posted By bobg56
I had a loud feed back tone and found it was the...

I had a loud feed back tone and found it was the volume was maxed out on the intercom panel....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,036
Posted By bobg56
Very interesting...what is the cost?

Very interesting...what is the cost?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2022, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,651
Posted By bobg56
Tiny bubbles that you can't remove are probably...

Tiny bubbles that you can't remove are probably not going to reduce your brake effectivity to the point a pedal bottoms out, how does your pedals feel?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2022, 07:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,697
Posted By bobg56
Lockwood Aviation in Sebring FL

Lockwood Aviation in Sebring FL
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2022, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,645
Posted By bobg56
I suggest that after your initial walk around for...

I suggest that after your initial walk around for preflt that you do one more quick walk around before getting into the cockpit...that's what I do ever since I left a wheel chalk in place... you can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,968
Posted By bobg56
You could put a torque wrench on the nuts with...

You could put a torque wrench on the nuts with the required torque and check, if it passes then add a torque stripe...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2022, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,638
Posted By bobg56
Like Jim said, 5 to 5.5 is about right, mine is...

Like Jim said, 5 to 5.5 is about right, mine is around 5.2 at 5400 rpm although my fuel flow indications have gone up up to 5.8 to 6.0 during climb which could be the K factor being slightly off...my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,163
Posted By bobg56
I believe there's a requirement to run the engine...

I believe there's a requirement to run the engine at 3500 rpm for a set time to purge any air from the lifters if there was some excessive rocker arm clearance
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-11-2022, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,387
Posted By bobg56
I believe the new unit does affect it, I have the...

I believe the new unit does affect it, I have the old D-180 system and I switched my oil pressure sending unit to a VDO type, it caused my EGT and CHT indications to be way off. I had to put the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-11-2022, 06:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,077
Posted By bobg56
Would this new filter do away with the 120 F warm...

Would this new filter do away with the 120 F warm up requirement? If I'm correct the cold oil can cause the Rotax type filters to by pass if RPM is above 2400...it takes me around 6 minutes generally...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-30-2021, 07:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,090
Posted By bobg56
Thanks for all your input, I will re weigh it, I...

Thanks for all your input, I will re weigh it, I figured the 722 was too light. In reality it will be heavier and the useful load will be less and will have no effect on the way I operate it...I got...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,090
Posted By bobg56
I'm usually flying solo well below max gross...

I'm usually flying solo well below max gross weight, I'm at 180 lbs, I've had passengers weighing up to 250 lbs and full fuel, assuming my airplane weighs in at 750 I'm still under gross weight,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2021, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,090
Posted By bobg56
Empty Weight Question

I have a Legacy 2010 RV 12 the empty weight is listed as 722 lbs...I'm not the builder, I don't know if it was weighed before it was painted or not. It has the exterior/interior light kit, D-180,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-13-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,959
Posted By bobg56
There are enclosed trailers out there that can...

There are enclosed trailers out there that can hold an RV-12 but its going to cost you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,959
Posted By bobg56
I made my own trailer that I use to bring home...

I made my own trailer that I use to bring home for the annual Condition Inspection or bad weather, my garage is 23'x23' stores it no problem, I have wing racks too...for me trailering for each flight...
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