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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,332
Posted By DaleB
As for the prop... we shipped ours off to...

As for the prop... we shipped ours off to Sensenich to have the blades overhauled. They came back looking brand new and statically balanced. That helped a little with vibration, but nowhere near...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,827
Posted By DaleB
Nope. Found it by visual inspection per the SB.

Nope. Found it by visual inspection per the SB.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 8,827
Posted By DaleB
We just had our prop balanced a couple of weeks...

We just had our prop balanced a couple of weeks ago. What a different that made. Our "before" was .67 IPS, if I recall correctly. When we finished it was, as near as we cold tell, under .1, more...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By DaleB
I bought a cable operated tool, which failed...

I bought a cable operated tool, which failed after the second clamp so I returned it. The rest eventually succumbed to slip joint pliers.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,424
Posted By DaleB
If you're looking for non-stock items, I noticed...

If you're looking for non-stock items, I noticed that crossover tube as well... but I'm surprised no one has mentioned the blue silicone water hoses yet. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-09-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,835
Posted By DaleB
McMaster has 18-8 stainless Torx round head...

McMaster has 18-8 stainless Torx round head screws.

Where'd you find the 100 degree Torx flat heads?
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-03-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,307
Posted By DaleB
Yeah, at least heís honest about that when you...

Yeah, at least heís honest about that when you ask him. I didnít buy a pair because I was using Tefzel insulated wire. If youíre using cheap vinyl insulated hookup wire, they probably work.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-01-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,584
Posted By DaleB
Here is my un-educated guess. There may be an...

Here is my un-educated guess. There may be an angle at which airflow around the wheel opening causes buffeting. The old setup never saw that angle, the new one does. OR, maybe you changed the size...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-28-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By DaleB
You'd need some really, really big Adel clamps...

You'd need some really, really big Adel clamps for that... plus it would be a little bit of overkill.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 27,359
Posted By DaleB
So, in short, we know almost exactly as much as...

So, in short, we know almost exactly as much as we did a few days ago.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,339
Posted By DaleB
The last time I was there, we had a row of half a...

The last time I was there, we had a row of half a dozen or so in Homebuilt Camping. There were at least another 3 or 4 in Homebuilt Parking that I saw. I won't have the Screamin' Canary there this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,339
Posted By DaleB
I don't normally touch anyone else's airplane,...

I don't normally touch anyone else's airplane, but I've made an exception once. There was an RV-7 at Oshkosh a few years back. It had one of the rudder gust locks I saw being sold in a booth there,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,670
Posted By DaleB
Absolutely. Why would they object? In fact, one...

Absolutely. Why would they object? In fact, one of the three of us was added to the policy as a part owner while he was still a student pilot. He did the last part of his primary training, all of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,670
Posted By DaleB
I have an E-LSA that I own. I have several CFIs...

I have an E-LSA that I own. I have several CFIs who are also Experimental owners and pilots, and are willing to give training and perform flight reviews in an E-AB or E-LSA. Where's the problem...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-11-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,977
Posted By DaleB
The spar for each wing extends across to the...

The spar for each wing extends across to the opposite side of the fuselage, so both wings are held in by both pins. Those pins are pretty beefy, thick walled steel tubing, tightly fitted into bronze...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,670
Posted By DaleB
Or even something as simple as, "this section...

Or even something as simple as, "this section does not apply to compensated flight instruction given in an aircraft owned by the person receiving the instruction." That would cover the vast majority...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-06-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,898
Posted By DaleB
I concur with this. You could easily spend more...

I concur with this. You could easily spend more than the cost difference of buying a newer airplane trying to update this one, and it would take a long time to complete - a long time during which...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,915
Posted By DaleB
My guess would be that heís selling...

My guess would be that heís selling these:

https://www.ignitech.cz/en/vyrobky/bikes/rotax/rotax%20912%20and%20914/rotax%20912%20and%20914.htm

On the one hand, I donít think there is anything all...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,099
Posted By DaleB
I use a tennis ball. Small slit in one side for...

I use a tennis ball. Small slit in one side for the pitot tube, and I punched a couple of holes with an awl in the other side and attached a little "Remove before flight" keyring with an inch or two...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,163
Posted By DaleB
Mine (2010/2011 build) are straight, and get used...

Mine (2010/2011 build) are straight, and get used on every flight.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,003
Posted By DaleB
If you haven't already done so, definitely call...

If you haven't already done so, definitely call Gallagher. We're paying under $1500 per year WITH hull coverage, and none of us has over 300 hours I don't think, and up until last year we usually...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,461
Posted By DaleB
FAA registry for mine...

FAA registry for mine says:

Classification Experimental
Category None, Operating Light-Sport Kit-Built

I just looked up another RV-12 operating from our field, it says the same thing. Probably...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,424
Posted By DaleB
All of those airplanes were designed by different...

All of those airplanes were designed by different people, and different people have different opinions about how things should be done. Look at the amount of discussion that's gone on here between...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,925
Posted By DaleB
Nice! Love the paint scheme.

Nice! Love the paint scheme.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,477
Posted By DaleB
"We're at 9,000 feet, and the engine just quit. ...

"We're at 9,000 feet, and the engine just quit. I've got us trimmed for best glide speed, and I've already made the radio call. There's a good place to land a few miles out. By my calculations, if...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 17,702
Posted By DaleB
Yeah, I had forgotten about that one as well. It...

Yeah, I had forgotten about that one as well. It came out well after I experienced the issue. I was correct about the proximate cause (dumb fuel flow sensor not knowing which way it is turning) but...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 17,702
Posted By DaleB
They were fine, and I knew they were fine, having...

They were fine, and I knew they were fine, having checked them fairly recently. The Dynon was telling me my fuel flow had suddenly jumped from the normal 5-6 GPH to over 10, and after confirming...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 17,702
Posted By DaleB
I've had this happen. For a while, any time I got...

I've had this happen. For a while, any time I got above 7000 MSL I'd get Ms. Dynon screaming, "FUEL FLOW HIGH!!" in my ear. My hypothesis is/was that there were air bubbles forming in the fuel line...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,773
Posted By DaleB
It would only affect a small number of pilots,...

It would only affect a small number of pilots, but (3) a pilot flying with Sport Pilot privileges with a CFI-S certificate would be screwed, because he or she can't "carry persons for compensation or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,593
Posted By DaleB
Or use it as your indication that the master...

Or use it as your indication that the master switch is on. Tough to miss that sound as you walk away from the airplane.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 9,424
Posted By DaleB
I know a lot of stuff about a lot of things. I...

I know a lot of stuff about a lot of things. I don't know everything about everything. I don't feel compelled to make my RV-12 more like some other airplane "just because" that's what was done on a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 17,702
Posted By DaleB
A few gallons of avgas looks even better. ...

A few gallons of avgas looks even better.


Just sayin'. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,864
Posted By DaleB
Ours is 10 years old now. No traces of corrosion...

Ours is 10 years old now. No traces of corrosion on either the original nose fork that was removed a year or two ago, or the new one, neither of which were primed or painted. We do have wheel pants...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,952
Posted By DaleB
One very well soaked cottonwood seed, stuck to...

One very well soaked cottonwood seed, stuck to the screen. That's all I've ever found.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,104
Posted By DaleB
... you think, right up until the moment you...

... you think, right up until the moment you realize the key is still deep in your pants pocket...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,979
Posted By DaleB
And did that fix the vibration?

And did that fix the vibration?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,481
Posted By DaleB
I stand by my original statement. I have...

I stand by my original statement. I have personally never seen a set, so I don't know what they look like. Our RV-12 was finished in 2011, engine S/N 6775234. I had to do a five-year fuel hose...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,481
Posted By DaleB
It's also possible that you have a set of...

It's also possible that you have a set of replacement Teflon hoses from TS Flightlines. I put them on a few years ago. If you post a picture of the fuel lines, we might be able to tell.

I have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,288
Posted By DaleB
It can if his CFI was a SFI-S, also. That...

It can if his CFI was a SFI-S, also. That changed several years ago.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,979
Posted By DaleB
I have a question about that. How did you get...

I have a question about that. How did you get your gearbox off to send it for inspection/rebuild? I see one $500-plus tool to do that, or a $200-plus tool. Does one actually need to spend that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,314
Posted By DaleB
That's kind of the whole point of the gascolator,...

That's kind of the whole point of the gascolator, isn't it?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,461
Posted By DaleB
Yes, and there's also a big red lighted button to...

Yes, and there's also a big red lighted button to override it, if you must.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,915
Posted By DaleB
He's talking about an RV-12 with a Rotax 912 ULS...

He's talking about an RV-12 with a Rotax 912 ULS engine. There are switches for the A and B ignition modules, and a spring loaded momentary start key switch. I've had a similar situation in mine. ...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-01-2021, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,859
Posted By DaleB
And likely longer. In my basement shop is an 8'...

And likely longer. In my basement shop is an 8' long workbench my Dad built. I don't know when that was, but I remember he had it before I was in kindergarten. It's still rock stable and will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2021, 07:00 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 21,998
Posted By DaleB
A little under 600 hours currently. Three of us...

A little under 600 hours currently. Three of us fly the plane, all low time pilots but nobody is abusing it. It's flown 99% off paved runways. I will say, though, that I've never been happy with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 21,998
Posted By DaleB
WOW. We finally had temperatures and opportunity...

WOW.

We finally had temperatures and opportunity yesterday to pull the original WD-1221 out and put in the new one. I had seen one crack during the initial inspection per the SB, but when we got it...
Forum: Fiberglass 02-26-2021, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,674
Posted By DaleB
Those look like mine did after a trip to KOSH. ...

Those look like mine did after a trip to KOSH. New tires were a little bigger then the old ones, apparently, leading to some pretty severe damage on the bottom of the wheel pants. As near as we can...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-25-2021, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By DaleB
I happen to know a little bit about that product...

I happen to know a little bit about that product (having designed and built it) and can answer any questions you might have about it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-24-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,459
Posted By DaleB
I have always logged everything on paper, and...

I have always logged everything on paper, and plan to continue to do so. A little while ago, though, I found out about MyFlightbook, and have transferred everything to that as well. Why? My son...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,203
Posted By DaleB
I really don't know. If a student pilot is...

I really don't know. If a student pilot is flying the plane, the fact that I own part of it too would not really affect the probability of his having an accident... so logically, I would think not....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-18-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,203
Posted By DaleB
I had no trouble at all getting a part owner...

I had no trouble at all getting a part owner pre-solo student pilot added to my insurance. He was covered after 5 hours of dual as long as he was flying under the supervision of a CFI -- whether...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-18-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,519
Posted By DaleB
Not since he re-drilled the torque tubes. I did...

Not since he re-drilled the torque tubes. I did the same on one side of mine -- had to replace the torque tube, since it couldn't really be re-drilled. What you end up with is the exact same...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-06-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,691
Posted By DaleB
Wow. Looks nice from 10 feet away. Itís rare...

Wow. Looks nice from 10 feet away. Itís rare that I see a paint job that sucks as bad as ours, but that one makes a good run at it. Hopefully shop #2 does a nice job and you can fully enjoy your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2021, 06:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,163
Posted By DaleB
While Skyview would be nice, itís not really a...

While Skyview would be nice, itís not really a viable option. Weíve equipped our older D180 panel with ADS-B IN and OUT (uAvionxi) and upgraded the GPS to an IFly 740b. The wiring wasnít too bad at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,163
Posted By DaleB
There are airplanes that pop up from time to time...

There are airplanes that pop up from time to time priced well under what youíd think the market price is. I paid substantially less for mine than what others were selling for, because it had a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,519
Posted By DaleB
Thatís how mine was. I think I figured out the...

Thatís how mine was. I think I figured out the mistake the builder made, but itís been a while and I donít remember exactly what it was. Either the flap handle was in the wrong position, or the AN3...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,519
Posted By DaleB
Thatís what I had to do. Only one was drilled...

Thatís what I had to do. Only one was drilled off from where it should have been, so I replaced that one. Problem solved.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,725
Posted By DaleB
I just went through this exact same thing. I had...

I just went through this exact same thing. I had never noticed any slack or play in the sticks, but one of my partners did and asked about it. Since I didn't have an explanation, into the floor we...
Forum: Tools 01-25-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By DaleB
I have one that I modified with a file to fit...

I have one that I modified with a file to fit into a tight spot. It's most definitely not hardened steel, the file has no trouble with it at all.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-24-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 21,998
Posted By DaleB
Mine (S/N 120222) uses castellated nuts and...

Mine (S/N 120222) uses castellated nuts and cotter pins. In one of the Skyview installation sections I found a picture of one of the factory planes that showed the same part attached the same way. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,665
Posted By DaleB
You and me both, brother. I was tempted to put a...

You and me both, brother. I was tempted to put a canopy latch switch in line with the spar pins, but that would make it a pain to taxi with e canopy unlatched. So, I was working on a little adapter...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 21,998
Posted By DaleB
I don't want to burden the staff at Van's with...

I don't want to burden the staff at Van's with additional work and phone calls, but am I to understand there are further delays in shipping these parts? I ordered back in December and was told...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,665
Posted By DaleB
I have had my RV-12 canopy come partially open a...

I have had my RV-12 canopy come partially open a couple of times. Pro tip: Remember to fully latch the canopy before takeoff to avoid feeling like an idiot.

In both cases, the canopy latch was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-16-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,653
Posted By DaleB
That's interesting. Ours (early RV-12, S/N 222)...

That's interesting. Ours (early RV-12, S/N 222) doesn't have it. The builder had installed a couple of wood wedges for trim. A couple years back I removed them and replaced with the metal trim...
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