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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,148
Posted By Driftdown
Thank you, Bob. I stand corrected . . . will...

Thank you, Bob.
I stand corrected . . . will delete my previous post.
Please post the link to that brochure. I'll add it to my library.:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-20-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,345
Posted By Driftdown
If you wouldn't mind sharing with us . . . what...

If you wouldn't mind sharing with us . . . what was the fee for the course?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,808
Posted By Driftdown
Dynon Tech Support . . . . . Stellar! Keep up...

Dynon Tech Support . . . . . Stellar!

Keep up the good work Dynon.
That sets you apart from the rest.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-23-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,734
Posted By Driftdown
Nahh! That's just for sissies and ex-Chair Force...

Nahh! That's just for sissies and ex-Chair Force types. :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By Driftdown
You bet! Glad to help.:)

You bet! Glad to help.:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By Driftdown
Correct, but you still need to see "Skyview" in...

Correct, but you still need to see "Skyview" in the HSI source box. If you enter a waypoint in the flight plan, the distance and course to that first waypoint will also be displayed adjacent to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 948
Posted By Driftdown
Make sure your "HSI Source" is displaying Skyview...

Make sure your "HSI Source" is displaying Skyview GPS (assuming you have a flight plan entered into Skyview).

If you have more than 1 navigational source (i.e. Skyview + Garmin) available, then the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,313
Posted By Driftdown
Glad it worked out for you, but that's way too...

Glad it worked out for you, but that's way too late to be turning it on.
That pitot heater should have been turned on well before the actual icing event. Why?
Because the pitot heater is not an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2020, 12:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,313
Posted By Driftdown
Concur with one exception. Airfoil icing can...

Concur with one exception.
Airfoil icing can occur when the temperature is 3?-5?f above freezing.
I think a heated pitot tube should be operating, anytime the temperature is at least within 5?f of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,560
Posted By Driftdown
Van's is losing some market share to The Airplane...

Van's is losing some market share to The Airplane Factory.
Sling TSI (4-seater) becoming very popular.
TAF is also coming out with a high-wing 4-seater.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By Driftdown
Or perhaps paradoxical.

Or perhaps paradoxical.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2020, 09:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,493
Posted By Driftdown
Remarkable stabilization of camera. Also really...

Remarkable stabilization of camera. Also really liked the panning features.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,201
Posted By Driftdown
Thanks Mel.

Thanks Mel.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 29,628
Posted By Driftdown
Nice job!:)

Nice job!:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,776
Posted By Driftdown
Another great testimonial.:)

Another great testimonial.:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-27-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,135
Posted By Driftdown
Thanks for cheering us old farts up.:( By the...

Thanks for cheering us old farts up.:(

By the way . . . great looking little airplane!:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-27-2020, 10:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,776
Posted By Driftdown
That speaks volumes.

That speaks volumes.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2020, 11:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,410
Posted By Driftdown
Okay . . . thanks Rich. Sounds about right to...

Okay . . . thanks Rich. Sounds about right to me.;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,410
Posted By Driftdown
Which means . . . ?

Which means . . . ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,410
Posted By Driftdown
Bingo! Thank you for underscoring that for us. ....

Bingo!
Thank you for underscoring that for us. . :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,410
Posted By Driftdown
42 years of professional flying and 22,000+ hours...

42 years of professional flying and 22,000+ hours (plenty of actual IFR day/night), never happened to me once.
Besides that, there are established procedures in place for dealing with that. Just know...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,122
Posted By Driftdown
Thank you, Mel . . . for pointing that out!

Thank you, Mel . . . for pointing that out!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,280
Posted By Driftdown
A lot bigger.:mad:

A lot bigger.:mad:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,122
Posted By Driftdown
Sorry to inform you . . . but unless you are...

Sorry to inform you . . . but unless you are rated in helicopters . . you haven't done it all.

They are more fun than a barrel of monkeys! . . :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,239
Posted By Driftdown
In addition, I would give Vans a call and find...

In addition, I would give Vans a call and find out the "sensitivity" and "gain' settings for a typical RV-12 airplane. Then, follow the Dynon Installation Guide to input those...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,239
Posted By Driftdown
Dynon publishes an Autopilot Tuning...

Dynon publishes an Autopilot Tuning Guide.
Towards the back of the guide, there are default settings which new owners can start out with. I used that as a beginning point . . . then used the tuning...
Forum: Tools 04-05-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,178
Posted By Driftdown
Have the unit with 2 batteries. Nothing short of...

Have the unit with 2 batteries.
Nothing short of a wonderful tool.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,978
Posted By Driftdown
Thank you Sir . . . that's a pretty RV-12!

Thank you Sir . . . that's a pretty RV-12!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,978
Posted By Driftdown
Where are those pictures?:)

Where are those pictures?:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,914
Posted By Driftdown
Yes . . . nice catch!:)

Yes . . . nice catch!:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,036
Posted By Driftdown
Thank you, Scott, for the clarification.

Thank you, Scott, for the clarification.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2019, 12:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,647
Posted By Driftdown
Great post . . . and sound advice, Jim. Thank you.

Great post . . . and sound advice, Jim.
Thank you.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,018
Posted By Driftdown
Tupolev (Russian aerospace company).

Tupolev (Russian aerospace company).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,986
Posted By Driftdown
You'll never know how fatiguing a cross country...

You'll never know how fatiguing a cross country flight really is . . . until you do the same flight with an autopilot or second pilot handling all the cruise legs.
I would not own a cross country...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-01-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,781
Posted By Driftdown
That, in itself, is almost enough reason to build...

That, in itself, is almost enough reason to build an RV-12.:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,481
Posted By Driftdown
Prefer 1 forum. When starting a new thread,...

Prefer 1 forum.

When starting a new thread, where a difference is applicable to 12is specifically, perhaps enclose "(12is)" in the topic title.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-06-2019, 11:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,588
Posted By Driftdown
That was a great post, Patrick. Thank you. Enjoy...

That was a great post, Patrick. Thank you.

Enjoy your new airplane!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,588
Posted By Driftdown
Great advice, John.

Great advice, John.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 15,107
Posted By Driftdown
That arouses my curiosity also.

That arouses my curiosity also.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2019, 07:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,199
Posted By Driftdown
Last famous words. . . :D

Last famous words. . . :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,311
Posted By Driftdown
Swing the bail out of the way and drop the bowls.

Swing the bail out of the way and drop the bowls.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 837
Posted By Driftdown
WingX Bulletin

Beginning with the 2019-08-15 (1909) data cycle, data for WingX will only be available for WingX Version 9 (iOS) & WingX Version 3 (Android). This means that users using WingX Pro7 will need to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,235
Posted By Driftdown
Or . . . Roger Lee, from Tucson.

Or . . . Roger Lee, from Tucson.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,089
Posted By Driftdown
Thanks guys . . . great information. I plan on...

Thanks guys . . . great information.
I plan on attending the 16 hour course, next April, with Rainbow in Florida.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,695
Posted By Driftdown
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,695
Posted By Driftdown
That is an awesome tip! Thank you for...

That is an awesome tip!
Thank you for posting.

Any chance you could post a link to the caps you purchased? . . :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,623
Posted By Driftdown
Yeah . . . with regards to a specific reference ....

Yeah . . . with regards to a specific reference . . . either put up or shut up.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,623
Posted By Driftdown
Very helpful post. Thank you.:)

Very helpful post.
Thank you.:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,623
Posted By Driftdown
Does anybody know the status of the lawsuit...

Does anybody know the status of the lawsuit Garmin brought against uAvionix for patent infringement?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,010
Posted By Driftdown
Why would a FSDO even care? Seems like that is an...

Why would a FSDO even care?
Seems like that is an issue for civil court.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,010
Posted By Driftdown
Why would a FSDO even care? Seems like that is an...

Why would a FSDO even care?
Seems like that is an issue for civil court.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,537
Posted By Driftdown
I run Aeroshell Oil Sport Plus 4 and use Rotax...

I run Aeroshell Oil Sport Plus 4 and use Rotax oil filters because . . .
that?s what Rotax recommends, regardless of the fuel used.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,582
Posted By Driftdown
Dave, Tell us more about your S-21...

Dave,

Tell us more about your S-21 project.:)

TD or trike?
Rotax or Titan?
Avionics?
.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,088
Posted By Driftdown
Yeah . . . like a direct exchange.

Yeah . . . like a direct exchange.
Forum: ADS-B 02-20-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 46,211
Posted By Driftdown
Same here. The closer to the L-band antenna . ....

Same here.
The closer to the L-band antenna . . the better.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,828
Posted By Driftdown
What does that entail? Is there a document for...

What does that entail?
Is there a document for servicing the red cube?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-04-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,035
Posted By Driftdown
Buy a roll of aluminum tape at Home...

Buy a roll of aluminum tape at Home Depot.
Suggest 1.5 inches wide.
It should have an adhesive backing. I prefer the brand which has the light brown paper on the back side, which will be peeled away...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,785
Posted By Driftdown
Jolly, Do you have any of those new wrenches for...

Jolly,

Do you have any of those new wrenches for sale?
If so, I?d be interested in purchasing one. Please provide price (including shipping) and ordering address.

Thank you for the information. You...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,234
Posted By Driftdown
Are you going tricycle or tail dragger?

Are you going tricycle or tail dragger?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,234
Posted By Driftdown
Steve, Which engine are you planning on...

Steve,

Which engine are you planning on installing? And why that engine?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-11-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,465
Posted By Driftdown
Bingo! That?s what we call ?the sweet spot.?

Bingo!
That?s what we call ?the sweet spot.?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-09-2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,718
Posted By Driftdown
Scott, When I said "pump," I was referring to the...

Scott,
When I said "pump," I was referring to the mechanical engine fuel pump, which is downstream from the gascolator.
If you guys are talking about the boost pump, then I stand corrected with my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-09-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,718
Posted By Driftdown
That type of debris should have been filtered at...

That type of debris should have been filtered at the gascolator. The only other origin where it could come from would be the fuel hose, feeding the pump itself. That could come from rubber shavings,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,512
Posted By Driftdown
Pictures? . .

Pictures? . .
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