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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,653
Posted By NinerBikes
See post #8

See post #8
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By NinerBikes
You can also shorten your gearbox service and...

You can also shorten your gearbox service and inspection from 1000 hours to 600 hours, when running 100LL, instead of lead free Mogas. Plus probably a complete clutch rebuild and all new Bellville...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-11-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By NinerBikes
At least post up a picture if you're going brag...

At least post up a picture if you're going brag about your Pride and Joy! :D Thursday and Friday out of KWHP was hazy, 5 or 6 miles Vis, and MVFR most of the time. Not the kind of visibility I like...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By NinerBikes
It's by design, to prevent vapor lock and your...

It's by design, to prevent vapor lock and your engine dying on hot days on take off. Look up Reid pressure for gasoline.

It is a "feature" that solves a potential problem, since the engine is...
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 05-10-2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,709
Posted By NinerBikes
Preface: Both my GF and I were pretty certain we...

Preface: Both my GF and I were pretty certain we got sick in the Los Angeles area with Covid 19 in mid January of 2020.


GF had the Pfizer shots, and only effects were a sore arm, feeling badly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By NinerBikes
If the plane has been run on Mogas most of it's...

If the plane has been run on Mogas most of it's life, run on Shell AeroSport 10-40w oil or Mobil 1 4T Racing full synthetic motor oil, and had the oil and filters changed at 40 to 50 hrs Hobbs...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,071
Posted By NinerBikes
Maybe you should sell or donate that quieter pump...

Maybe you should sell or donate that quieter pump to seagull, in his quest for less noise?
Forum: California 05-09-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,569
Posted By NinerBikes
May Gray and June Gloom has started in the San...

May Gray and June Gloom has started in the San Fernando Valley... :mad:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,918
Posted By NinerBikes
Well that explains why he named the plane "Piet"...

Well that explains why he named the plane "Piet" on the nose!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,918
Posted By NinerBikes
That's considered Dutch Art. Probably some...

That's considered Dutch Art. Probably some Modernistic artistic form, it ain't no van Gogh.
Forum: Painting your RV 05-07-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,475
Posted By NinerBikes
So does buying someone else's built RV count the...

So does buying someone else's built RV count the same as marrying a wife on her second marriage? Not much input?

I think Vlad's nose art is tops!

If the wife doesn't like stripes, give her stars,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-07-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By NinerBikes
Aha!, Was kind of hoping someone knew someone who...

Aha!, Was kind of hoping someone knew someone who owned this plane!. Now, for more important data... I went to something with Goose in the name to eat a late breakfast after my visit to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By NinerBikes
I'd suggest the OP have a AP and or IA or what...

I'd suggest the OP have a AP and or IA or what ever rating is specifically necessary to work on a S-LSA, that can do the 100 hour inspections on a Van's RV-12 also... not everyone knows how to work...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-06-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By NinerBikes
Ashland, OR S03 RV-7

Came across this very nice, minty green RV-7 at Ashland Muni in Southern OR in April of 2021. Surprised it was not in a hangar, but out on the tarmac. Beautifully crafted plane!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,357
Posted By NinerBikes
Just want to set up my Glide Ring with...

Just want to set up my Glide Ring with conservative estimates.... say 600 fpm instead of 500 fpm. Also, if not a straight in, loss in altitude doing a short approach on downwind to base to final......
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,357
Posted By NinerBikes
What is the honest glide ratio now that's been...

What is the honest glide ratio now that's been determined for a RV-12?

As in how many FPM with plane trimmed dead stick for 63 kts air speed?

Is this correct, about 13:1 ? 13000 ft traveled per...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-05-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 196,200
Posted By NinerBikes
Well played, Mike, well played. ;)

Well played, Mike, well played. ;)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-05-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 196,200
Posted By NinerBikes
It's Cinqo de Mayo... Where is Vlad? Waiting to...

It's Cinqo de Mayo... Where is Vlad? Waiting to get off of work to suck down a cold Margarita spiked with Stoli's instead?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-05-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By NinerBikes
It's very important to keep a AGM battery top...

It's very important to keep a AGM battery top charged during storage or when not in use.

The factory Ducati VR and charging system on the 912ULS not providing enough voltage and current during...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,789
Posted By NinerBikes
Thank you Jim, for the detailed photo's.

Thank you Jim, for the detailed photo's.
Forum: California 04-29-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By NinerBikes
Talked to Bob, and weather and visibility...

Talked to Bob, and weather and visibility permitting, two little RV sardine cans would add our names to the list.

When does the onshore fog finally stop showing up, and or burn off, since this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,080
Posted By NinerBikes
I don't know if anyone at NSTB weighed the floats...

I don't know if anyone at NSTB weighed the floats from the carbs on that Rotax engine... might have been worth checking out.

If fuel pressure is good, steep angle of climb, as indicated by a 65 kt...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-26-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Posted By NinerBikes
Did a little price drop, and will pay for...

Did a little price drop, and will pay for shipping.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,071
Posted By NinerBikes
I suppose we could worry about an undetected...

I suppose we could worry about an undetected mechanical fuel pump failure, but then, I'm sure that by now, there'd have been more comments about it in Rotax 912 forums, and planes that run the Rotax...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,236
Posted By NinerBikes
My SV-Bat-320 isn't even a year old yet, and...

My SV-Bat-320 isn't even a year old yet, and isn't charging.... think I need to open it up to see what's failed, unless it's still under warranty by Dynon.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,071
Posted By NinerBikes
Make sure all you are turning off with that ADDED...

Make sure all you are turning off with that ADDED switch is just the electric fuel pump.

The fans for your Transponder if you have the later RV-12's with a Skyview system are on that same circuit....
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-25-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 896
Posted By NinerBikes
FS Dynon Skyview Touch

I have a 10" Skyview Touch for sale.

$2800 shipped USPS, Will only ship to US 48.


email me at randy.vanvliet (at) gmail.com, if you have any questions.

1081410815
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-23-2021, 06:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 366
Posted By NinerBikes
Skyview Touch For Sale

Thinking about going with a HDX so I have a 10" Skyview Touch for sale. Believe it's at 70 hours Hobbs.

$2900 Plus shipping, Will only ship to US.

Here is my cell for any questions (747)...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,080
Posted By NinerBikes
It will be interesting to note your results......

It will be interesting to note your results...

I assume you've retained some prime winter grade Mogas purchased from the local Costco sometime during the winter months?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By NinerBikes
Does this also include winds aloft? Do not fly...

Does this also include winds aloft?

Do not fly if winds aloft exceed 30 knots, also, despite being calm at the airport?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,842
Posted By NinerBikes
I would, for certain, prime and paint your main...

I would, for certain, prime and paint your main landing gear legs, too.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By NinerBikes
Or wait and find a used Skyview Classic for sale....

Or wait and find a used Skyview Classic for sale.

If you need a minimum of ADS-B out, you should at least have a Map portion on your screen so that you can also see other planes on your map,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,080
Posted By NinerBikes
I'll have a SkyView Classic for sale shortly, if...

I'll have a SkyView Classic for sale shortly, if interested in upgrading. ;) It would have a USB port.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,080
Posted By NinerBikes
I'd do a couple of things. 1. Run 100LL with...

I'd do a couple of things.

1. Run 100LL with Decalin added, at around 10%, while this winter fuel is problematic or until #2 is completed also while winterized fuel is still a problem. You might...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-10-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,542
Posted By NinerBikes
How did I miss this post? This whole Places to...

How did I miss this post? This whole Places to See needs a Vlad sub section.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By NinerBikes
Does the Reid Vapor Pressure problem with winter...

Does the Reid Vapor Pressure problem with winter blend mogas go away if you are running a fuel injection system at 45 to 55 psi, instead of carb?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-08-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,122
Posted By NinerBikes
Is there any information I need to know updating...

Is there any information I need to know updating a Skyview Touch from a RV-10 to a RV-12 E-LSA with the Rotax package. Software/firmware?

Is Van's any closer with approval for the 16.0.1 package...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-08-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,080
Posted By NinerBikes
That was a trade off so that carb heat was not a...

That was a trade off so that carb heat was not a necessity on a LSA aircraft, and icing of the carburetors is now a non issue.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-08-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,080
Posted By NinerBikes
https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1438427&postcount=39
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,556
Posted By NinerBikes
The plane is replaceable... my life is not. ...

The plane is replaceable... my life is not. Losing the plane is not the end of the world, losing my life, is. I can always buy another plane, even if I wad the hull. As long as I don't crater or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,567
Posted By NinerBikes
What brand of usb sticks were causing the...

What brand of usb sticks were causing the freezing up?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,080
Posted By NinerBikes
Ordered a couple of these EdiMax units. Are...

Ordered a couple of these EdiMax units.

Are there any procedures, order of loading or tricks to loading my RV-12 files into some Skyview Touch devices I bought used?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,095
Posted By NinerBikes
A Century 6049 spring will work,...

A Century 6049 spring will work, too.
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=64145&page=6
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,080
Posted By NinerBikes
One of the flight schools in Boise, ID that posts...

One of the flight schools in Boise, ID that posts here had the same problem in March or April of 2020, vapor lock and loss of power on take off.

Adding 10 to 20% of 100LL to the rest of the Mogas...
Forum: Southeast 04-07-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,934
Posted By NinerBikes
I bought my RV-12 during the height of the COVID...

I bought my RV-12 during the height of the COVID situation last year at a very good price.

Very difficult to even get a flight from Southern CA to Savannah GA at a decent hour.


I've seen the price...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,173
Posted By NinerBikes
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/ori...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/oring010.php?clickkey=65433


first line. 05-22191

Specs for the CAV-110...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,601
Posted By NinerBikes
It's great to learn these procedures from the...

It's great to learn these procedures from the pros of Dover. I've done most of them. Need to write a checklist to go through before closing the canopy. :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,173
Posted By NinerBikes
Are you referring to the valve plunger or the...

Are you referring to the valve plunger or the larger cup? I know they have the spare part for the valve plunger... N836BL replaced his about 18 months ago with a replacement from Aircraft Spruce. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,607
Posted By NinerBikes
Light Sport, by design, limits you, maximum, at...

Light Sport, by design, limits you, maximum, at Sea Level, to 120kts.

Conservatively, Van's version makes 120 kts easily. ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By NinerBikes
I feel left out... No aviators in my family,...

I feel left out...

No aviators in my family, starting from scratch, buying my own RV-12, learning to fly when I was 61 years old.

But the friends I've made at airports with RV's has been phenomenal...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 65,305
Posted By NinerBikes
2012 RV, 265 hrs, almost all Mogas, last 95 hours...

2012 RV, 265 hrs, almost all Mogas, last 95 hours straight Mogas with some Ethanol, and any other clean air additives here in Los Angeles /South Air Coast Basin fuel requirements.

Still on original...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By NinerBikes
Anyone know if the Skyview Touch models are...

Anyone know if the Skyview Touch models are failing and going back to Dynon for repairs also?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,792
Posted By NinerBikes
Refresh from the dead threads, need to adjust...

Refresh from the dead threads, need to adjust this now that Skyview Classic is out of Instrument Panel.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By NinerBikes
I would think that a 120566 SN is high enough to...

I would think that a 120566 SN is high enough to be able to use the AP panel? Is there anything in the original KAI that might indicate that you can use them?

Your plane was deemed air worthy in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-31-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By NinerBikes
Mich48041 might have some spare springs you...

Mich48041 might have some spare springs you could use, for sale. Maybe PM him.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-31-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,345
Posted By NinerBikes
I'm not certain if any flight schools have even...

I'm not certain if any flight schools have even taken delivery of a S-LSA RV-12iS yet? Or maybe they are just starting to trickle out now from Synergy Air, or Van's is building them in house, with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 777
Posted By NinerBikes
Ask a Rotax heavy line repairman what the bore...

Ask a Rotax heavy line repairman what the bore wear and ring end gap measurements are on a 912 ULS after 2000 hours and if the bores and pistons are reused in the rebuild.

How often does a Lycoming...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,508
Posted By NinerBikes
Exactly! Affordable to work on and fly, if you...

Exactly! Affordable to work on and fly, if you are needing to watch airplane ownership expenses.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,660
Posted By NinerBikes
Maybe I'll come to see you at REI if you can help...

Maybe I'll come to see you at REI if you can help me bend mine to proper specs, if it's out of spec, Walt. My hangar isn't set up with a bench and table to man handle such steel parts. I come from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,508
Posted By NinerBikes
You bought this plane from Yuba City Youth...

You bought this plane from Yuba City Youth Services, where the plane was built and flown by kids, before being sold off, for the money to build another plane, to get kids interested in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,556
Posted By NinerBikes
Student Pilot that started/learned to fly in...

Student Pilot that started/learned to fly in their own RV-12. EAA sent me to Falcon Insurance in TX.



Harvest M. Jones

Falcon Insurance Agency, Inc.

1001 Water St., Bldg K, Ste 100
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,354
Posted By NinerBikes
14.0V should serve you well. More important is...

14.0V should serve you well. More important is that you show + amps for charging... 1 or more.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-26-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,416
Posted By NinerBikes
If those float bowl hoses are an overflow, why...

If those float bowl hoses are an overflow, why would Rotax route it to their air filter box in the first place?

While it can function as an overflow, I doubt that's the intent of the Bing /Rotax...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,307
Posted By NinerBikes
What is your true air speed with those RPM's,...

What is your true air speed with those RPM's, Rich?
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