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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-11-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 589,630
Posted By rileyspoon
Out of the nest and to the hangar!

Started the build just a little over a year ago and today we moved to the hangar where we'll do the final assembly.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-30-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 589,630
Posted By rileyspoon
Its ALIVE!

Powered up for the first time today. No smoke or flames and everything worked! Yea!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By rileyspoon
Exhaust System disassembly required?

My exhaust system came with the exhaust pipes already connected to the muffler with the springs already attached.

The KAI has each exhaust pipe being attached individually, then anti-seize paste is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-21-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 589,630
Posted By rileyspoon
Now that's what I've been waiting on.

Today was Dynon day. Installed most of the components and am really pleased with the way it looks. Tomorrow I will tackle the ADAHRS. Then on to the rest of the engine installation.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-13-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 589,630
Posted By rileyspoon
Woo Hoo Engine Mounted

Got the last official bag of parts which included the bolts I needed to mount the engine. Now on to the electrical and avionics. Just one last part for the right gear leg!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-09-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 589,630
Posted By rileyspoon
Gear down - interior trial fit - starting on engine next.

Got all three wheels on and moved the plane off the build table onto the floor. Did a trial fit of the interior just to see what it will look like. Firewall is ready to start the engine work so I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-17-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,646
Posted By rileyspoon
Maybe someone can explain....

Anyone care to explain why sealant on A is less likely to cause an issue than B? I understand that sealant on a flared fitting is probably a waste of time and not needed, but I'm not sure I see the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,646
Posted By rileyspoon
Bubble, bubble means there is trouble

Did my fuel system pressure test today. Out of what 15 or so connections? I had two that didn't leak. Man I held my breath when cranking on those flare nuts to get them to seal. Followed the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2021, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,473
Posted By rileyspoon
You did it!

Great job. Last time I saw it was when you showed it to me in your garage! Half way through my fuselage build so maybe I'll be joining you early next year.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-04-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,010
Posted By rileyspoon
Moved tail and wings today

Moved the completed wings and tail to the hangar to make room at the shop for the fuselage WHEN IT EVER GETS HERE. Been waiting since December.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,387
Posted By rileyspoon
Started moving things to the hangar

Started moving into the hangar. Moved the completed wings and tail feathers. Got some strange looks during the hour long drive with the tail sticking out of the back of the truck.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-29-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,010
Posted By rileyspoon
WooHoo I have a hangar! Now if only.....

I had an airplane to put in it.

I asked to be put on the waiting list for space at Twin Lakes (8A7) back in December when I started building. I had been told the wait was gong to be a long one so I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,797
Posted By rileyspoon
Rotax 912iS Sport Limited Edition

Opened my Rotax engine crate today as part of doing the inventory and I saw that the valve covers were red. I was expecting them to be green. Then as I dug down in the crate I found a folder saying...
Forum: RV-7/7A 04-16-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,791
Posted By rileyspoon
I agree that there are problems outside of Vans...

I agree that there are problems outside of Vans control, however, they could do a better job of keeping the customers informed as to the status of kits that are on order. I ordered my 12iS wings back...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,972
Posted By rileyspoon
I was never able to get anyone on the phone at...

I was never able to get anyone on the phone at Flying Cacti so I tried email and they promised to call me. That was 3 months ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,608
Posted By rileyspoon
$503 for $1M in liability coverage. Falcon...

$503 for $1M in liability coverage. Falcon Insurance in Houston. Took a bit of doing because I don't have a plane yet, just the tail feathers built so far and I'm building it off airport. Hangar...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By rileyspoon
Placed the order with Vans on 12/28 and paid full...

Placed the order with Vans on 12/28 and paid full amount at the same time. They shipped their part to Steinair on 2/1. I got everything from Steinair yesterday, 3/20. There are a couple of items on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,624
Posted By rileyspoon
Vans did offer to refund my money for the wings...

Vans did offer to refund my money for the wings and the fuselage. But I've already paid for the whole airplane up front so I declined that offer since it would mean that I would have to deal with the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 914
Posted By rileyspoon
Woo Hoo! Avionics Delivered!

So today my dual Dynon system was delivered from Steinair. I called my neighbor who owns not one but two Cirrus SR22s (1 for winter and 1 for summer [summer one has AC]), and asked him if he wanted...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,624
Posted By rileyspoon
Not sure I follow. Yes I'm certainly an amateur...

Not sure I follow. Yes I'm certainly an amateur builder but I'm building the straight kit from Van's for the 12iS. It is my understanding they ship whatever avionics you choose to Steinair and they...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,624
Posted By rileyspoon
Bad to worse

So I was all excited about Van's saying they would be able to ship my fuselage in place of my wings since they were waiting on wing spars. Been watching for that email saying the shipment was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,624
Posted By rileyspoon
Smile Well the good news is that my fuselage was...

Well the good news is that my fuselage was scheduled to crate on March 3rd and so I asked Vans if it could be shipped since the wings were delayed. They said they thought they could get that out...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,440
Posted By rileyspoon
Plans call for it to be mounted on the right hand...

Plans call for it to be mounted on the right hand aft side of the baggage compartment bulkhead. Opposite side from the fuel pumps. I have attached a PDF showing how it is supposed to be mounted. Also...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,624
Posted By rileyspoon
Unhappy ARRRG! From 14 weeks to 24

Ordered my wings on November 5th with an estimated crate date of February 8th. The 8th came and went with no word so two weeks ago I asked for an update and was told they were waiting on wing spars...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,366
Posted By rileyspoon
Thanks for all the responses. I read several...

Thanks for all the responses. I read several places before posting the question and nothing seemed to address this specific situation so I thought I'd ask. Be interested to hear what the DPE thinks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,366
Posted By rileyspoon
PIC Question

Question for you CFI folks out there. I'm licensed as a Sport Pilot but I recently decided to pay for a couple of hours in an Archer just to get the exposure to a low wing aircraft that was not an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,528
Posted By rileyspoon
Yes I knew about the wing pin disconnect and...

Yes I knew about the wing pin disconnect and override but I thought I had seen a post that express some concern about torque load on the fuselage when the wings were not attached?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,528
Posted By rileyspoon
Run engine w/o wings

Seems like I saw a thread where it was being discussed if it were advisable to run the 912iS without the wings attached? Can't seem to find it now though.
Anyone remember such a discussion? I've seen...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,047
Posted By rileyspoon
Question Any really TALL pilots?

Ok, I admit it is a little late now since I've already completed the tail section, but until a week ago I had not been able to find an RV-12iS to try on. I'm 6'5" so it was a little tight....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,013
Posted By rileyspoon
Tools

As far as hand tools, I have to say the tools I got from Plane Tools have worked out great so far. Their RV-12 Tool Kit is well thought out and includes almost everything I've needed so far. I did...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,503
Posted By rileyspoon
Why are they not using the Dynon Radio with Dynon panel?

Noticed that when I ordered my 12iS avionics that even with the Dynon panels the radio was the Garmin GTR200, not the Dynon radio? Anyone know why you don't get the Dynon radio with the Dynon...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,747
Posted By rileyspoon
Kit delay

Did Vans notify you about the delay? How did you find out about it? I ordered my wing kit back in November and at that time they listed a "crate" date of Feb 8.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,542
Posted By rileyspoon
Tailcone Fairings w/o removing rudder/stabilator?

I've already attached my rudder and stabilator and all the antiservo hardware but it looks like the assembly instructions for the fairings requires all that to be removed. Has anyone done this step...
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