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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 549
Posted By jrtens
Maybe AirCore Aviation right there at AWO -...

Maybe AirCore Aviation right there at AWO - although their website doesn't seem to be up anymore.

https://flightsabove.org/project/624/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,786
Posted By jrtens
You may have overheated regulator B. So you...

You may have overheated regulator B. So you might have to replace it and the associated connectors.

Here are some related...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,942
Posted By jrtens
Congratulations!! :)

Congratulations!! :)
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-07-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,712
Posted By jrtens
This should help....

This should help. :)

https://www.vaccines.gov/search/
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 05-04-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 223
Posted By jrtens
http://axsysair.com/ Axsysair at Frontier...

http://axsysair.com/

Axsysair at Frontier Airpark is a build shop. I'm sure they would know the local DARs.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,569
Posted By jrtens
The 12iS pumps are switched for two reasons....

The 12iS pumps are switched for two reasons. First, you have to be able to check each one individually before flight. Second, only one pump is used for starting to reduce the electrical load.

Vans...
Forum: ADS-B 04-09-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By jrtens
Make sure the RS-232 channel 1 output on the 430W...

Make sure the RS-232 channel 1 output on the 430W is set to ADS-B Out +.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,606
Posted By jrtens
Somewhere along the way Vans added headset...

Somewhere along the way Vans added headset brackets just in front of the air vents.
They work very well.:)

Interestingly in that picture, Pete has those brackets on his plane - he just hasn't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,087
Posted By jrtens
I call this my Last Chance checklist which I...

I call this my Last Chance checklist which I leave on my seat so that I will look at it before I strap in.

It has already saved me three times.:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By jrtens
This might help.

This might help.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-01-2021, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 279
Posted By jrtens
Yes. Garlock seal leaks are fairly common in the...

Yes. Garlock seal leaks are fairly common in the accessory drives.
I had one leaking into my #2 alternator on my Cirrus.
They may not have replaced the seals on your rebuild.

The service center...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,662
Posted By jrtens
Right next to the smiley face - top row in "reply...

Right next to the smiley face - top row in "reply to thread"
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,662
Posted By jrtens
Attach the photo using the paperclip icon.

Attach the photo using the paperclip icon.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,834
Posted By jrtens
Yes Ben, they are powered on and off with the...

Yes Ben, they are powered on and off with the master switch and run continuously.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By jrtens
Here is the 12 autopilot KAI section if you don't...

Here is the 12 autopilot KAI section if you don't already have it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By jrtens
Here's...

Here's one.

https://www.cessnaflyer.org/maintenance-tech/item/774-aircraft-sales-agreement-sample-forms.html
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,973
Posted By jrtens
This might...

This might help.

https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/torque-wrench-luggage-scale-d_1909.html
Forum: West (and Southwest) 03-11-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By jrtens
Glad to help. :)

Glad to help. :)
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 03-10-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By jrtens
It is RV7.:)

It is RV7.:)
Forum: West (and Southwest) 03-01-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,004
Posted By jrtens
Check out https://aviationoiloutlet.com/ free...

Check out

https://aviationoiloutlet.com/

free shipping. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,268
Posted By jrtens
I would go with two. The wig wags are probably...

I would go with two. The wig wags are probably the most effective tool against a mid air collision.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-26-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 688
Posted By jrtens
Here is a thread that might...

Here is a thread that might help.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=188590
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,198
Posted By jrtens
If you are looking for the codes to put in the...

If you are looking for the codes to put in the ICAO flight plan,

1800wxbrief.com

planning section will help you find the correct codes.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-20-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,929
Posted By jrtens
Talking Remember Marvin? :D

Remember Marvin? :D
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-17-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,172
Posted By jrtens
+1 on the Forensics one - works...

+1 on the Forensics one - works...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,049
Posted By jrtens
BTW, it is obvious that you know far more about...

BTW, it is obvious that you know far more about electrical systems than I do.

I am just a pilot who wants to know how to best operate my plane.

My only reason for bringing this up is to make 12iS...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,049
Posted By jrtens
The fact that Vans guidance goes against...

The fact that Vans guidance goes against conventional thinking, as you have pointed out, makes it hard to imagine that they put it in the FTS without some research and testing.

With a quick search,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,049
Posted By jrtens
That's possible of course but it seems unlikely.

That's possible of course but it seems unlikely.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,049
Posted By jrtens
If you are building a 12iS, don't skip the lights

You will need them on hot days to keep the voltage regulator from overheating. (Yep - the exact opposite of the 12)

See the attached explanation from the 12iS FTS about one of the big electrical...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-10-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,074
Posted By jrtens
Here is the thread on...

Here is the thread on that.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=179085
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-10-2021, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 996
Posted By jrtens
Might be this issue with the slip...

Might be this issue with the slip joint.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=191585
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,288
Posted By jrtens
If you are going to fly IMC, I hope you will have...

If you are going to fly IMC, I hope you will have dual screens, a secondary ADAHRS and a heated pitot.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-08-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 795
Views: 564,344
Posted By jrtens
At the factory.

At the factory.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,040
Posted By jrtens
Rainbow offers the 16 hour Light Sport Repairman...

Rainbow offers the 16 hour Light Sport Repairman Inspection (LSRI) course which allows you to do the annual condition inspection on your ELSA.

It is a 15 day course for the Light Sport Repairman...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 990
Posted By jrtens
+1 Same here. :)

+1 Same here. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,011
Posted By jrtens
1350 to 1400 in full power climb, then 1400 to...

1350 to 1400 in full power climb, then 1400 to 1450 in cruise with the power back to ECON (about 5150)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,011
Posted By jrtens
Here's a good article on...

Here's a good article on EGTs.

https://www.savvyanalysis.com/articles/egt-myths-debunked
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 02-02-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,248
Posted By jrtens
For another reference point, the 12iS maintenance...

For another reference point, the 12iS maintenance manual recommends locktite 567 or equivalent for pipe thread sealant.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-28-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,976
Posted By jrtens
Beautiful!! :)

Beautiful!! :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-27-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,262
Posted By jrtens
You might want to put some heat shield material...

You might want to put some heat shield material on the radiator hose in case the pipe slips down...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 01-23-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,263
Posted By jrtens
Sounds good. Well, if you have any questions on...

Sounds good. Well, if you have any questions on options, performance, etc. let me know. Also, if you send me a PM with your email I can send you a W&B spreadsheet to play with.

Meanwhile, here is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 139,306
Posted By jrtens
Winter flying over Park City, Utah

Winter flying over Park City, Utah
Forum: Mid-Atlantic 01-22-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,263
Posted By jrtens
Thumbs up Welcome to VAF Bill. I think you will find the...

Welcome to VAF Bill. I think you will find the 12iS to be a very nice little plane. :)

Do you plan to take the LSRM course?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,253
Posted By jrtens
Thumbs up The 912iS provides very good performance at...

The 912iS provides very good performance at gross. That would be two adults, 50 lbs of luggage and 14 gallons of gas which will get you 2 hours of flying with a 5 gallon reserve. Yes there is plenty...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-05-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,292
Posted By jrtens
Here is one source for quality equipment without...

Here is one source for quality equipment without the aviation markup.

https://www.summitracing.com/search/part-type/oil-filter-cutters?SortBy=Default&SortOrder=Ascending
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-02-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 23,544
Posted By jrtens
I understand why pilots who have worked hard to...

I understand why pilots who have worked hard to get their instrument rating want to fly in IMC. It's challenging and rewarding when you do it right. Here's the thing though - in order to be...
Forum: ADS-B 01-01-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,782
Posted By jrtens
The avionics shop also changed the output setting...

The avionics shop also changed the output setting on the 430 from ADS-B out to ADS-B out+. Hope this helps.
Forum: ADS-B 01-01-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,782
Posted By jrtens
I had a similar problem on my Cirrus which was...

I had a similar problem on my Cirrus which was solved by updating the software for the GPS source (garmin 430).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,332
Posted By jrtens
You might try a piece of vinyl tape - easy to...

You might try a piece of vinyl tape - easy to remove.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,873
Posted By jrtens
Checked out the ski resorts in Park City, Utah :)

Checked out the ski resorts in Park City, Utah :)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 12-02-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,027
Posted By jrtens
Hi Jose - welcome to VAF! :)

Hi Jose - welcome to VAF! :)
Forum: Safety 11-28-2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,865
Posted By jrtens
Thanks for the link. I just got mine.:)

Thanks for the link. I just got mine.:)
Forum: RV-6/6A 11-15-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,592
Posted By jrtens
Here in Salt Lake it's not too bad but if you...

Here in Salt Lake it's not too bad but if you want your engine to last you really should preheat anytime the night low is below 40 degrees.

My Cirrus had sump heaters - if you plug it in the night...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-11-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,984
Posted By jrtens
You will need a long (12") phillips screwdriver...

You will need a long (12") phillips screwdriver to unscrew the air filter from the lower cowl during cowl removal.

And a low profile wrench like...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2020, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,633
Posted By jrtens
It is the 51-201 kit...

It is the 51-201 kit here:

https://www.groveaircraft.com/5series.html

They have offered them on the premium SLSA for over a year now. Just the mains, the nose is still Matco.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-09-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,486
Posted By jrtens
+1 on the utility knife - quick and easy

+1 on the utility knife - quick and easy
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-08-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,057
Posted By jrtens
I agree - sounds like you need some professional...

I agree - sounds like you need some professional advice. Check out their program here:

https://www.savvyaviation.com/savvyprebuy/
Forum: RV-14 11-06-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,519
Posted By jrtens
Post your image as an attachment.:)

Post your image as an attachment.:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,645
Posted By jrtens
Maintenance - yes Annual inspection - yes - IF...

Maintenance - yes

Annual inspection - yes - IF you take the 16 hour course to obtain a Light Sport Repairman certificate with an Inspection rating.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-03-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,666
Posted By jrtens
https://www.faa.gov/documentlibrary/media/advisory...

https://www.faa.gov/documentlibrary/media/advisory_circular/ac%2039-7d.pdf

This AC addresses the issue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-24-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,279
Posted By jrtens
Flying with my son last Christmastime. :)

Flying with my son last Christmastime. :)
Forum: Alternative Engines 10-20-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 170,375
Posted By jrtens
Silicone heat transfer...

Silicone heat transfer paste:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SPJQOO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,941
Posted By jrtens
Rob - here is an interesting discussion of the...

Rob - here is an interesting discussion of the 912iS ignition system on the Rotax owner forum.

https://www.rotax-owner.com/en/912is-technical-questions/7832-rough-running-high-egt-in-cylinder-2
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,941
Posted By jrtens
Just going by the 912iS Operators...

Just going by the 912iS Operators Manual.

"Engine Management System
The Engine Management System has following main
functionality
• Ignition control
• Fuel injection control
• Fault detection
•...
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