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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-20-2022, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 327
Posted By jrtens
You might try looking for the closest flight...

You might try looking for the closest flight school that uses LSAs.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By jrtens
Your SN is correct and this SB does apply to you....

Your SN is correct and this SB does apply to you. Good catch. SB should say SLSA 12001 to 12094.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-24-2022, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 564
Posted By jrtens
https://store.vansaircraft.com/propeller-pitch-bra...

https://store.vansaircraft.com/propeller-pitch-bracket-tool-tool-00002.html
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,295
Posted By jrtens
Congrats! Have fun. :)

Congrats! Have fun. :)
Forum: RV-7/7A 07-05-2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2,037
Views: 1,537,315
Posted By jrtens
Congrats Ryan! :) And congrats also to your son...

Congrats Ryan! :)

And congrats also to your son for joining the Long Blue Line! I see the USAFA decals on the tail.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2022, 04:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,210
Posted By jrtens
Anybody can maintain an ELSA. You will need a 16...

Anybody can maintain an ELSA.

You will need a 16 hour course (LSRI) to do the condition inspection on your own...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,781
Posted By jrtens
Mine does the same.

Mine does the same.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,318
Posted By jrtens
Sounds good! :) 26905

Sounds good! :)

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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-29-2022, 09:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,816
Posted By jrtens
No need to be condescending to the Vans team. Do...

No need to be condescending to the Vans team. Do you really think one little test makes you the authority now? It's nothing compared to the extensive testing required by the Vans engineering team...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-26-2022, 09:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,816
Posted By jrtens
Thanks for your input Joe. I still have a hard...

Thanks for your input Joe.

I still have a hard time believing that Vans would put that information in the FTS without doing a lot of testing - especially since they mention the very specific 7 amps...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-25-2022, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,816
Posted By jrtens
That Sling Safety Advisory was replaced by...

That Sling Safety Advisory was replaced by Notification #0002 which is still on their owner support page.

https://slingaircraft.com/owner-support/sling-2/

Still says the same thing.

They also...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-22-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,389
Posted By jrtens
Since you would rather replace springs than...

Since you would rather replace springs than muffler hooks, perhaps stainless steel is not the way to go?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-22-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,690
Posted By jrtens
Vans SB 00056 is out now covering this Rotax...

Vans SB 00056 is out now covering this Rotax SB.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sb-00056/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2022, 02:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 872
Posted By jrtens
https://www.facebook.com/flyingcacti/

https://www.facebook.com/flyingcacti/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2022, 08:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,187
Posted By jrtens
Yes - 5 hours for ELSA. In this case though the...

Yes - 5 hours for ELSA. In this case though the OP has an EAB - so 40 hours.
Forum: The RV Grin 05-11-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,718
Posted By jrtens
Sorry about your dad. That must be very special...

Sorry about your dad. That must be very special to fly the plane that he built. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,690
Posted By jrtens
You're welcome. Thanks for doing the videos. :)

You're welcome. Thanks for doing the videos. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,690
Posted By jrtens
Just one note on your video. That reference in...

Just one note on your video.

That reference in KAI 5.27 of 1.5-2 turns is for tapered pipe threads only.

The proper torque for these soft aluminum compression fittings is only 90 to 100 inch pounds...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-05-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,690
Posted By jrtens
Unless your hose clamps are extra long,...

Unless your hose clamps are extra long, reattaching the pumps to the bracket while in the plane can be challenging.

You may find it much easier to unscrew the fuel pump / filter assembly bracket...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By jrtens
There are a couple of 12 schools fairly close to...

There are a couple of 12 schools fairly close to you. If you can't find someone local, maybe they can help.

http://www.flyrv12.com/flight-schools/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,234
Posted By jrtens
Assuming the OP installs the 912iS, modifying the...

Assuming the OP installs the 912iS, modifying the electrical system may not be necessary.

He will already have the EarthX ETX900 and the 912iS has two generators. The B generator which powers the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,234
Posted By jrtens
If you fly a plane that meets the light sport...

If you fly a plane that meets the light sport aircraft definition (i.e. weight, etc.) AND you adhere to the Sport Pilot rules (i.e. day VFR, etc.), then a Drivers License will suffice as your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,234
Posted By jrtens
You really should plan on dual screens and a...

You really should plan on dual screens and a backup ADAHRS.

https://dynonavionics.com/adahrs-primary-secondary.php

BTW, with the 912iS you will have plenty of electrical power.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,390
Posted By jrtens
You can also get all the latest revisions...

You can also get all the latest revisions here:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/?aircraft=rv-12is&doctype=all&sort=undefined
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,165
Posted By jrtens
First make sure you have the latest revisions for...

First make sure you have the latest revisions for the MM and KAI section 27iS since Vans has updated the sealing washers.

Follow the MM pages 13-14 & 13-15 to remove the fuel pump / filter assembly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By jrtens
Here is one with ELSA and rotax...

Here is one with ELSA and rotax experience.

https://www.rmkplanes.com/
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-13-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By jrtens
I just saved your image, then rotated it in a...

I just saved your image, then rotated it in a photo viewer, then cropped it a little to change the property file. :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-13-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By jrtens
Here you go. 24621 24622

Here you go.

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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,245
Posted By jrtens
Busy day for 12s

Lots of RV12 pilots out enjoying the good weather today. :)

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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By jrtens
Great idea to have two - for collision avoidance...

Great idea to have two - for collision avoidance and also for additional amp draw to keep the B regulator from overheating on hot days. (912iS)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By jrtens
Well, according to the 12iS KAI section 35, you...

Well, according to the 12iS KAI section 35, you should have the MHMHE51B wheel/brake assembly - that is unless Vans changed wheels from the 2011 RV-12 - I don't think so.

So this should...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,682
Posted By jrtens
Here is a recent thread on the...

Here is a recent thread on the subject.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=197384&highlight=year+hose+replacement
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,519
Posted By jrtens
You can also order direct from K&N. They had the...

You can also order direct from K&N. They had the best price for the RU-0800 (12iS) last time I needed one.

Sometimes they have sales and it's free shipping over...
Forum: Safety 03-08-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,786
Posted By jrtens
Feedback - one data point. I tried the Forensics...

Feedback - one data point.

I tried the Forensics detector - it failed after six months.

I have since gone to this one.

https://www.mypilotstore.com/MyPilotStore/sep/13415
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By jrtens
There are instructions on page 3-13 of the...

There are instructions on page 3-13 of the maintenance manual. (3-15 for 12iS)

You can also check KAI section 14 for more info.

Instructions for the repair if necessary are near the end of MM...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 48,592
Posted By jrtens
Just the noodles - no wood - for comfort I put...

Just the noodles - no wood - for comfort I put some pillows on top of them.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 48,592
Posted By jrtens
Here is another idea for padding if you happen to...

Here is another idea for padding if you happen to have some surplus swimming noodles.

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I also used some to pad my roller stand which I used for tail...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 48,592
Posted By jrtens
That's unfortunate - those rivet heads should be...

That's unfortunate - those rivet heads should be facing forward - mine were.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-20-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,412
Posted By jrtens
As usual - great pictures and wonderful prose....

As usual - great pictures and wonderful prose. Thanks! :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By jrtens
Try the FAA aircraft...

Try the FAA aircraft search.

https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/Search/MakeModelInquiry

Looks like there is one in OFallon.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By jrtens
Welcome to VAF James and Amy! I was stationed at...

Welcome to VAF James and Amy! I was stationed at Scott back in the C-9 days.

The 12 is a great airplane - good luck if you decide to build one. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,954
Posted By jrtens
In the Vans MM, page 11-3 and the service...

In the Vans MM, page 11-3 and the service schedule checklist only mention hub clamping bolts, so I think "hub fastener" on page 3-7 is referring to those bolts.

The Sensenich manual does mention...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,446
Posted By jrtens
The LSRM (light sport repairman maintenance)...

The LSRM (light sport repairman maintenance) requires the 15 day course that allows you to maintain and inspect any SLSA. LSRM can also inspect any ELSA.

The LSRI (light sport repairman inspection)...
Forum: Autopilots 02-02-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,463
Posted By jrtens
Yes. Pretty easy to check if your current...

Yes. Pretty easy to check if your current settings are much different from the default settings.

https://dynonavionics.com/includes/guides/SkyView_Autopilot_In-Flight_Tuning_Guide-Rev_C.pdf
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,446
Posted By jrtens
Not sure about the 40lb dog, but two people with...

Not sure about the 40lb dog, but two people with weekend luggage will work just fine.

I have had the SLSA for over two years now and it has been a wonderful plane! It does very well at high...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,465
Posted By jrtens
:D Jim, Like you, the first time I saw a pic of...

:D

Jim,

Like you, the first time I saw a pic of the assembly on the backside of the bulkhead I thought well this is not going to be fun trying to change that fine filter.

Fortunately, the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-27-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,465
Posted By jrtens
It seems a shame to miss out on some really great...

It seems a shame to miss out on some really great technology because you are concerned about the fuel pumps.

Yes there were some defective pumps in the past but the recent 12iS pump problems were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,173
Posted By jrtens
Yep - got that - see post #6 Not talking about...

Yep - got that - see post #6

Not talking about who can do the maintenance anymore - talking about the requirement for maintenance records.

A statement was made that "no logbook or records are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,173
Posted By jrtens
I do not see an exclusion for experimental...

I do not see an exclusion for experimental aircraft for FAR 91.417?

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.417
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,173
Posted By jrtens
Show him FAR 43.1 b that excludes experimental...

Show him FAR 43.1 b that excludes experimental aircraft.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/43.1
Forum: Safety 01-16-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,327
Posted By jrtens
+1 Just follow I-80 across the rockies for the...

+1 Just follow I-80 across the rockies for the easiest and safest way. Have fun! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,717
Posted By jrtens
Congrats! Beautiful plane. :)

Congrats! Beautiful plane. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By jrtens
Here is some fairly recent...

Here is some fairly recent info.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=191117&highlight=checking+oil+level

I usually rotate the prop a little before start just to make sure everything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By jrtens
Watched a little skiing at Deer Valley. :) 20742

Watched a little skiing at Deer Valley. :)

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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-05-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,102
Posted By jrtens
I agree with Rob that it could be the switch. We...

I agree with Rob that it could be the switch. We know battery power is getting to the rotax A bus because the fuel pumps and the Lane A warning light are working, but is apparently not getting...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,024
Posted By jrtens
First thing that comes to mind is that you may...

First thing that comes to mind is that you may need a better boost pump.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-02-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,410
Posted By jrtens
I just checked on my 12iS and it is the same...

I just checked on my 12iS and it is the same outlet shown in post #2.
So the answer is each jack puts out 5 volts 2.4 amps.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,873
Posted By jrtens
Here is an article on...

Here is an article on valves.

https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/air-safety-institute/valve-safety
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 950
Posted By jrtens
Pilot and passenger, no baggage and less than 5...

Pilot and passenger, no baggage and less than 5 gallons of gas put me just outside the forward limit for landing.
So I just carry my cross country kit (tools, etc) all the time and that takes care of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 917
Posted By jrtens
Sport Pilot Certificate - minimum. And that's for...

Sport Pilot Certificate - minimum. And that's for SLSA. For ELSA, anybody can do it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-15-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,378
Posted By jrtens
Yeah - hats off to all the USAF crew chiefs and...

Yeah - hats off to all the USAF crew chiefs and mechanics that used to take care of this stuff for us. :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,402
Posted By jrtens
3M sells colored duct tape if you want to match...

3M sells colored duct tape if you want to match your cowling.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-1-88-in-x-20-yds-White-Duct-Tape-3920-WH/206714680
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,075
Posted By jrtens
Very nice video - thanks! :)

Very nice video - thanks! :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 19,402
Posted By jrtens
On my Cirrus I used colored vinyl tape as...

On my Cirrus I used colored vinyl tape as necessary on the cowl intakes. Stayed on just fine and was easy to remove - no damage to your...
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