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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,726
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: 141
Views: 6,726
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: 141
Views: 6,726
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: 11
Views: 2,098
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: 12
Views: 1,005
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: 37
Views: 3,476
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: 141
Views: 6,726
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: 11
Views: 1,567
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: 19
Views: 1,054
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: 1,515
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: 1,600
Posted By DaleB
And did that fix the vibration?

And did that fix the vibration?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 12,310
Posted By DaleB
That's how it is in NE. My father won a car in a...

That's how it is in NE. My father won a car in a drawing years ago. The state gave him a tax bill for the full retail sticker price. He showed them numerous ads from dealers (including the one...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
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: 1,070
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: 1,971
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: 1,600
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: 1,871
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: 2,087
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: 29
Views: 2,500
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: 3,376
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: 17,473
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: 17,473
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: 1,449
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: 430
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: 1,520
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: 20
Views: 2,597
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: 20
Views: 2,597
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: 2,751
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: 7,309
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: 29
Views: 8,422
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: 29
Views: 8,422
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: 2,751
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: 2,751
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: 1,197
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: 1,216
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: 17,473
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: 3,749
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: 17,473
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: 3,749
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: 1,346
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...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,590
Posted By DaleB
Cut a big hole in the wing. Weíre waiting on...

Cut a big hole in the wing. Weíre waiting on parts for a couple of SBís anyway, figured it was as good a time as any to put in the landing light. Itís nerve wracking to chop big holes in a...
Forum: GPS 01-09-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,722
Posted By DaleB
Yep, thatís the fix. I used the same part. Iíve...

Yep, thatís the fix. I used the same part. Iíve fixed three of them so far. One just needs the pins fixed, the other two got new cells along with the new pins.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-30-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,919
Posted By DaleB
I replaced our fuel lines with lifetime Teflon...

I replaced our fuel lines with lifetime Teflon hoses, no more replacements. $700 and a couple hours labor, if I recall correctly. Not SLSA, so I did it myself.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2020, 03:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,461
Posted By DaleB
Re-reading your original post, I see you've...

Re-reading your original post, I see you've already figured out that the correct answer is to finish the RV-12. :) You're going to enjoy owning and flying it much more than an older, well-used...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,473
Posted By DaleB
Eventually. At this point it seems I wonít have...

Eventually. At this point it seems I wonít have a real compelling reason to go to the hangar until late January or early February.

But... itís right where the SB illustration shows it. Just a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 17,473
Posted By DaleB
Around 650 hours on our RV-12, and last night we...

Around 650 hours on our RV-12, and last night we found a crack on the right side exactly where the SB diagram showed. There doesn't appear to be a crack on the left, but to be honest once I saw the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-09-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By DaleB
No, it won't.

No, it won't.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 64,424
Posted By DaleB
I think the really old floats may be (holding my...

I think the really old floats may be (holding my fingers crossed here) more or less OK for longer periods. Mine was completed in 2011, don't know when the engine was purchased. We're at roughly 600...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2020, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,041
Posted By DaleB
Not younger, but we do it with a spray bottle of...

Not younger, but we do it with a spray bottle of cleaner and a creeper. It's not fun, so it usually only gets done a couple times a year.
Forum: GPS 11-04-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,228
Posted By DaleB
I run Real Plan on my Android tablet (Galaxy S2)....

I run Real Plan on my Android tablet (Galaxy S2). We also have the iFly GPS in the plane, but last I heard Real Plan isn't and won't be supported on that hardware.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-30-2020, 10:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,625
Posted By DaleB
Another vote for Gallagher. I bought my RV-12...

Another vote for Gallagher. I bought my RV-12 when I had under 100 hours, if I recall correctly. Five hours dial and the rate with $75K hull coverage was under 1400. Of course that was several...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-27-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,548
Posted By DaleB
Pretty sure he means the little C-clip on the...

Pretty sure he means the little C-clip on the metering rod in the carbs. I don't change mine, it stays in the factory specified slot.

Of course I could be wrong.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-27-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,166
Posted By DaleB
Some really nice ideas here! I too just built a...

Some really nice ideas here! I too just built a 2' x 2' version of the EAA workbench, then put some 4" locking urethane casters under it. An outlet strip with a 15' cord is mounted to one of the...
Forum: COMM 10-25-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,203
Posted By DaleB
Jim, it's difficult to read the component...

Jim, it's difficult to read the component designator on the board with the crud obscuring it. A little time with a toothpick or something similarly non-destructive would show whether that's C874 or...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-18-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,379
Posted By DaleB
Iíve also chucked a bushing in the drill press...

Iíve also chucked a bushing in the drill press and dressed the end on some sandpaper. Easy to square it up, take off a thousandth or two, etc.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-13-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,022
Posted By DaleB
I've done it two ways.. The first time was open...

I've done it two ways.. The first time was open end wrenches with my XXL hands wedged through the inspection hole. Not fun at all. The second time was with crows foot wrenches and a LONG extension...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,320
Posted By DaleB
Jim, that's a very interesting approach (no pun...

Jim, that's a very interesting approach (no pun intended) and I'll have to try it the next time I'm out and see what happens. There's always the option of a go-around if it doesn't work out for me. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,283
Posted By DaleB
Saturday: oil change. Sunday: took a little trip...

Saturday: oil change.

Sunday: took a little trip down toward Auburn (K01) and Nebraska City (AFK) from Millard (MLE). My daughter and her kids were headed up to see us by car. I intercepted and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,362
Posted By DaleB
My guess would be just that, a guess. Vapor...

My guess would be just that, a guess. Vapor pressure? I don't know much about fluid dynamics and whatever other physics come into play here. I do know a little bit about electronics, and about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,362
Posted By DaleB
It's not that weird.. the fuel flow cube just...

It's not that weird.. the fuel flow cube just counts a pulse whenever the little vane breaks the light beam, no matter which direction it's going. If the little wheel that's in the fuel flow...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,514
Posted By DaleB
Fuel leaks... oh, Iíve dealt with so,so many of...

Fuel leaks... oh, Iíve dealt with so,so many of them.

The builder had installed the old acrylic fuel level window in the tank. It was leaking like a sieve when I bought the plane. Had to pull...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,300
Posted By DaleB
Probably not. They're probably telling him that...

Probably not. They're probably telling him that crazy nut job with the airplane is a menace and he should get his lawyer to shut down the runway. It just seems to be the way most people...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-04-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,705
Posted By DaleB
You can set the amount of gain you want in the...

You can set the amount of gain you want in the circuit using two resistors, as Vern mentioned. The circuit I posted is for a "unity gain" implementation, where voltage out = voltage in. If you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2020, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,334
Posted By DaleB
How so? There is no requirement that you do your...

How so? There is no requirement that you do your own work on an Experiemental; just the ability. You can still hire out everything if you want to. I suppose it might be a challenge if you don't...
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