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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-29-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 544
Posted By dsm8
Legacy RV-12

The spacers F-1261 on the WD 1214-L-1 and WD-1214-R-1 were put together with the 1/8 inch space between them as instructed on Pg. 32-08. The A-1207-L/R actuator bracket is thicker than the 1/8"...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-01-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,144
Posted By dsm8
Bushings

Welcome back from OSH everyne that went.

I am about to have a technical inspection and while connecting te elevator cables I noticed that the some holes have bushings and others do not. Figuring I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,727
Posted By dsm8
Round 2

I feel your pain. A spanner is a thin peice of metal taht is machined to hold a washer in place and you slide it with close tolerance. Best Money I every spent
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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-11-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,470
Posted By dsm8
Advice

I am approaching the endpoint of the finish kit. Just some minor things here and there. Athis time the fule tank is out and all the inspection plates are off including the floor covers.

I am...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2021, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,704
Posted By dsm8
@#$%^&* Horizontal Stabilizer

Thank you all for great suggestions. I tried punches with a 90 degree but too much slop. I have some "sacrificial" bolts that will be repurposed. I was hopig this was going to be the last time I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,704
Posted By dsm8
@#$%^&* Horizontal Stabilizer

Good Afternoon Fellow Builders:

As you kow there is a lot of on and off again with pieces and parts andthe HS is no different. I am having two issues:

1: Aligning the HS stabilator with the F-1211...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,185
Posted By dsm8
Tail cone scribe lines

I feel your pain. I am on my third iteration and set of tail cones. You cannot trust the scribe lines for the final fit. I leave them a little large/long and sneak up on it with a Dremel tool and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,725
Posted By dsm8
Braided fuel lines

Has anyone used braided fule lines for the F-1259H Fuel return line and the F-129F fuel line into the legacy RV-12 fuel tank My thought was to plumb the two lines with short lengths of stainless...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,563
Posted By dsm8
Wing Cradle

Good Afternoon:

I built two of these. They work well, especially when you need to slide the wings in and there is nobody to help.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,032
Posted By dsm8
Electrical Diagram

I have downloaded the .pdf file for the RV-12, but it is so small I am thinking of having it blown up at Staples to blueprint size. I find looking at it on a computer very difficult.

Has anyone...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,785
Posted By dsm8
Landing Lights

This is just my two cents, but I would consider installing the lights prior to attaching the skin to the ribs. I am on my third iteration and am seriously considering drilling out the skin and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2021, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,593
Posted By dsm8
Engine Before Avionics

I had a very similar question with respect to installing the cowl prior to hanging the engine. I agree with all the advice given, delay the purchase of the avionics and complete the engine...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,601
Posted By dsm8
I have lost my way

I have lost my way and would appreciate any and all opinions.
I started my RV-12 project five years ago and have enjoyed most of it, wiring excluded. Due to a change in my financial situation, I may...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-04-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,899
Posted By dsm8
Project Finance & Completion

I took out an initial loan to purchase many wings and finish kit. I recently refinanced it because I had a balloon payment at the five-year mark. Slow build kit for sure. I dealt with Pilot Bank...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-04-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,472
Posted By dsm8
Table or Sawhorses

I used a table to build the "skeleton" and built some cradles that helped hold the wing vertically to make it easier to rivet. It decreases the amount of reaching or moving to the other side of...
Forum: Tools 09-21-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,724
Posted By dsm8
Screw Driver

Good Evening builders:

I have been getting increasingly frustrated with the stripping of screws, screws that have been installed once, and when it comes time for disassembly may of them strip out. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,675
Posted By dsm8
Used Rotax 912 ULS

Has anyone used, or purchased a used, remanufactured 912 ULS for their RV-12. I would only consider buying from Lockwood or CPS. Any opinions would be appreciated. I would still purchase the FWF...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-10-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,481
Posted By dsm8
Prefab tank

Spend the extra bucks. I have no regrets.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,488
Posted By dsm8
Trimming Canopy

I too was very apprehensive about trimming the canopy. Take it slow, take off less than you think, and sneak up on it. I was very surprised how well it fit, Make sure you do it in a warm...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-26-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By dsm8
Cowl work before engine

I asked the same question about a year ago and the advice was to wait until the powerplant is hung and has had a chance to "settle" It seemed like good advice and am following it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,772
Posted By dsm8
Dual Screen Dynon

I have reviewed the forums and have found many entries on the dual-screen Dynon installation, c. 2014 I am building a 912 ULS and am ready to order the powerplant kit. Is there anything I should...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 03:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 647
Posted By dsm8
Longeron dies

RV-12 ULS longeron dies, used only once free to the next person that emails me (donald.macmillan@ynhh.org) I will even cover postage USPS, Priority Mail. The only catch is that you offer the same...
Forum: Tools 04-28-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,824
Posted By dsm8
Electric Screwdriver.

I am a huge fan of the Dewalt screwdriver. Purchasing quality bits as suggested is also very important.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,539
Posted By dsm8
RV-12ULS

I did not mean to give the wrong impression as I stated in my original post Van's is a model company in so many ways. My comment was to stimulate consideration of retrofitting some of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,539
Posted By dsm8
RV-12 ULS

Good Evening:

First I would like to say I have had nothing but awesome customer service from Van Aircraft. Reading the threads over the last couple of years it appears to me that the RV-12 is being...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By dsm8
Fuel vent Modification

Thanks to all for your help
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,299
Posted By dsm8
Fuel Ventline Modification

Good Afternoon:

I seem to recall a post on an alternative fuel vent utilizing metal tubing and an AN-fitting in place of the shark bite connection. My tank is factory built and is an RV-12 UL. If...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,682
Posted By dsm8
Tail Fairing

Okay, sorry for the difficulties, not sure why this is so difficult but here we...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,682
Posted By dsm8
Pictures for Tail fairing

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipOM9HXa8SciZ-6fXjs-780KiVIc9lYpCkllUIXE

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipOnoSlBDk0PBJk6-U2VSzGZN7DTwUxYTgMRmxCG

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNV1_tZ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,682
Posted By dsm8
Tail fairing

Good evening:

This is my third attempt at getting an adequate fit to the tail fairing. Each time I attempt to attach it the attachment is too far forward and I fear there is not enough fiberglass...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,403
Posted By dsm8
Smile Aeromomentum

Good Evening RV-12ers:

While watching videos of Oshkosh saw an aeromeomentum video and RV-12 FWF kit. Although I love the concept of experimental/amateur built category advantages, the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,724
Posted By dsm8
RV-12 Instrument Panel

Hello RV-12er's

As much as I love building, I like flying more. Does anyone know of an organization/company that is willing to build and wire the avionics supplied with the kit by Vans and send it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2019, 04:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,149
Posted By dsm8
Canopy Fairing

Thank you all for input. I am going to give the KAI a second attempt.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-30-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,149
Posted By dsm8
Viking canopy fairing

Hello Fellow RV-12'ers

I attempted the canopy fairing according to AKI, and it failed miserably. I purchased the canopy fairing from Viking and after lots-o-trimming I have a pretty good fit,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,182
Posted By dsm8
RV-12 Lower Cowling (ULS)

The lower cowling is clamped in place. Right side looks pretty good, may be a little trimming. Left side of by 18/32" at the top and 16/32" at the bottom. Pretty sure the left side as trimmed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,377
Posted By dsm8
Fuel Vent

Good Evening:

Pg 37-08
Step 6

3 components to this vent is T-01219A, T-01219D and T-01219E. T-01219D is 1/16? ID and 1/8? OD. I cannot find this tubing anywhere, in the kit or otherwise. Before I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,709
Posted By dsm8
Fiberglass

Never, but lets say how much fiberglass per attempt.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2018, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,709
Posted By dsm8
Fiberglass

I am about to order the fiberglass for the canopy fairing. AC Spruce Rutan bidirectional, 8.8 oz. Any thoughts for how much I need?

Thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,497
Posted By dsm8
Canopy question

Getting ready to trim my canopy. Does anyone know what the gap between the forward canopy and back window should be., pg 34-05 states that there should be a 1/32" from aft edge of the canopy and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,123
Posted By dsm8
Rivet gun

I bought a Taylor Pneumatic 3/16" at Oshkosh a few years ago after going through a harbor freight one and a more expensive home depot tool. I DO NOT regret spending the extra $$$. Nothing more...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,478
Posted By dsm8
Moving Day

My RV-12 project has been on hold as I completed the construction of a new building to store my tractor and dump truck. Once the floor was completed and I realized the size of the new building, it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,646
Posted By dsm8
Thanks for your help

Thanks for your help
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2016, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,904
Posted By dsm8
Washer wrenches

I share your frustration and every time I tried to push the bolt through, the super-glued washers fell off, or got pulled off when they stuck to my finger. I tired several home made versions...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,646
Posted By dsm8
Question and Ideas:

Regarding Pg 31-B-26

Does anyone have a picture on where the hole needs to be drilled to route the wires for the canopy latch and cockpit light? The directions are a little unclear.

Does the flap...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-26-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,060
Posted By dsm8
Wiring the control column

Thanks for everyone's input. I actually used relatively large string trimmer line, stiff enough to push past the bend, but supple enough to make the turns. Now I just need to figure out what stick...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2016, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,060
Posted By dsm8
Wiring the control column

Any advice on passing the wire through the control stick. I have tried several gauges of safety wire both twisted and straight to pull through the switch wire. any other tricks would be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2016, 06:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,601
Posted By dsm8
Reed Switch

Pg 31B-10

I have installed the reed switches as the plans call for. The switch is directly in contact with the arm rest so I cannot get it any closer to the magnet. I was able to ensure...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2016, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,977
Posted By dsm8
Wiring in the wing

I have run up against a wiring problem. I need to run the wires for the landing light through the snap bushing but the wing is closed so I no longer have access to each rib. I pulled one of the nav...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-25-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,728
Posted By dsm8
Two questions

Good Evening:

1. I am a bit of an electric dunce so bear with me. Is there anyway to test the wiring of the landing, position and strobe lights before buttoning everything up.

2. I have a few...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-31-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,453
Posted By dsm8
Stall warning Vane

Thank you everyne for their input. After hooking up a multimeter to the switch it was easier to tell if the switch was closed or open. Once that was done it was easier to adjust. My advice to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,453
Posted By dsm8
Unhappy Stall warning vane

Pg 16-03
Stall warnig vane and switch installed but every time I cleco the skin in temporarily it does not travel up far enough to hear click of switch activation, or swirtch may be activated and it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,405
Posted By dsm8
PAinting the interior of the rv-12

Iam at the stage of painting the intrtior panels of the plane that will not be coverd by the standard interir kit. Does anyone have a list of the parts that should be painted. I am thinking of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 45,481
Posted By dsm8
SB

i just got the kit this week and it was $10.00. i called the company and they sent it right out

Donnie Mac
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,616
Posted By dsm8
Smile Longeron

Thanks for all the advice. Will start tomorrow
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,616
Posted By dsm8
Longerons

I am getting ready to start the longerons and purchased the dies. I cannot seem to find a video on how they work. Does anyone know where there might be one.

I bought some regular angle aluminum to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-28-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,317
Posted By dsm8
On order but wanted to continue to build instead...

On order but wanted to continue to build instead of waiting
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-28-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,317
Posted By dsm8
Auto tank sealant

Pg22-03 Step 4 requries a thin layer of tank sealant before joining the bottom firewall flange F-1201C and F1201-B. I am consdeiring using auto tank sealant as I do not have the stuff Vans sells. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-04-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,395
Posted By dsm8
Inferanal nut plate

Good Evening

Page 20-02 Step 1
I installed the wrong nut plate to receive the F-1204M roller, drilled out the rivets. Unfortunately I completed other parts and now do not have access to get the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,609
Posted By dsm8
Videos

I have found the videos from homebuilderhelp.com helpful. Since they were made a few years ago they may not show the latest change,but I still have found them helpful. This is especially true when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 836
Posted By dsm8
Question Center Section bulkhead

Page 20-03 Step 1

The center section of the bulkhead is clecoed to the skin and the 1240-D is also attached. The bulkhead appears to be tilted even though the skin is aligned with the edge and AN4...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,121
Posted By dsm8
Fusealge thread

Thanks for the advice. I have a a #8 screw dimple die. It does get confusing and trying to figure out what screw or bolt will eventually go where before you commit to anything can be a little...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,121
Posted By dsm8
Fueselage skin

Section 21-02 of the manual states I need to dimple the #19 holes of the skin. I have looked for a #19 dimple die and cannot seem to locate one with the usual suppliers.

1. Can I use a different...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,581
Posted By dsm8
Crimpers for molex connector

I would appreciate any advice on th crimper tool people are having luck with the molex connector

Thanks

Donnie mac
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,663
Posted By dsm8
Problem solved. I spoke with Van's and they...

Problem solved. I spoke with Van's and they reccommended drilling out nut plates and replace. Turns out that they were infact the wrong size. Van's suggested using a wire and tying a knot in it...
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