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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-13-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,285
Posted By LittleJoeA
Rivnut might work well.

Rivnut might work well.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 49,172
Posted By LittleJoeA
Paul, Thank You very much for the excellent...

Paul,

Thank You very much for the excellent Photograph.

Joe
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-28-2017, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,323
Posted By LittleJoeA
RV's in Thailand

Jim,

I found only one Thailand entry. If you go to the Main Van's Air Force site, you can click on white pages for a listing of all members of Van's Air Force.

http://www.vansairforce.net/


The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-21-2017, 04:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,944
Posted By LittleJoeA
wiring

Hi,

I have the wiring diagrams broken down into 10 systems that can be printed 11 x 17. The large overall drawing still needs to be printed "B" size or viewed on the computer. Send me an E-mail at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-08-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,511
Posted By LittleJoeA
Hi all, I have PDF Files for finish kits shipped...

Hi all,

I have PDF Files for finish kits shipped after 6/23/11.

A guy at work broke the drawings down into system drawings.

One PDF file contains the 10 system drawings. These are best printed on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,513
Posted By LittleJoeA
Get together

Yep,

We had a great time last year.

We had almost 20 builders and 2 finished airplanes.

I think everyone had a great time.

I think I will skip this year and try to do this again next year.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,513
Posted By LittleJoeA
Congratulations on your first flight.

Congratulations on your first flight.

I too plan to start with the SLSA RV-12 at Scanlon. I'm not a highly experienced pilot so it may take several sessions.

I am in Livermore so I wonder who you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 29,739
Posted By LittleJoeA
Solid Rivets

Modifications to the Avery or any other rivet squeezer can make squeezing rivets easy. Search for my post "Improvements to the Avery Rivet Squeezer" This allows the squeezer to be operated with one...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2016, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,576
Posted By LittleJoeA
If you are going to make it as far as the San...

If you are going to make it as far as the San Francisco Bay area, let me know.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2016, 11:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,864
Posted By LittleJoeA
Jeff, Will Do. Thanks Joe

Jeff,

Will Do. Thanks

Joe
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,864
Posted By LittleJoeA
I have it cut out, fitted, clecoed and ready for...

I have it cut out, fitted, clecoed and ready for fiberglass. Now I will remove it and fill the holes. A lot of time invested at this point, but if it's not needed there is no sense spending more...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-07-2016, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,088
Posted By LittleJoeA
I bought a 3/8" hole punch from amazon. I...

I bought a 3/8" hole punch from amazon. I punched a hole in a piece of tape and put it around the rivet heads. I stripped the tape right after applying the proseal. looks pretty good.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2016, 08:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,903
Posted By LittleJoeA
Great Trip Report. Beautiful Ariel Photographs....

Great Trip Report. Beautiful Ariel Photographs. Congratulations on your Lindy.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2016, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,563
Posted By LittleJoeA
Longerons

The Buller dies in a vise worked for me. I was able to bend a little at a time until everything was right on.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,696
Posted By LittleJoeA
Wow!! Looks Great!!

Wow!! Looks Great!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2016, 08:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,141
Posted By LittleJoeA
Thanks for attending

Thanks for everyone who attended the RV-12 get together at Livermore. It was a great event with 2 finished airplanes on the ramp..

Jim from Oakdale, Thanks for showing up and bringing your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2016, 07:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,141
Posted By LittleJoeA
Northern California RV-12 Get together

Northern California RV-12 Get Together

2nd notice.


Date: May 14, 2016

Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Location: Livermore Airport, Hanger 112
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2016, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,495
Posted By LittleJoeA
Northern California RV-12 Get together

Hi all,

I would like to invite the RV-12 Community to a get together at my hanger at KLVK (Livermore Airport)


Date: May 14, 2016

Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Location: Livermore Airport, Hanger...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,067
Posted By LittleJoeA
RV-12 get together

OK, Thanks David and Mike

Command decision (Hopefully)

Date: May 14th

Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 PM

Location: Livermore Airport, Hanger 112 (NE corner of LVK)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2016, 08:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,067
Posted By LittleJoeA
Northern California RV-12 Get together

Hi all,

I'm Joe from Livermore and have an RV-12 under construction, One of two at Livermore.

I would be willing to host an RV-12 get together.

We could have it at my home in Livermore, I live...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-12-2015, 01:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,120
Posted By LittleJoeA
Harry, Check out my previous Post, "Improvements...

Harry,

Check out my previous Post, "Improvements to the Avery Rivet Squeezer".

This may help with setting the solid rivets.

Feel free to stop by my Hanger in Livermore and see my project.

See PM...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,775
Posted By LittleJoeA
#8 Phillips

They probably mean a Phillips for a #8 screw.

The correct Phillips for a #8 screw is a #2 Phillips.

Joe
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,214
Posted By LittleJoeA
Jerry, I got the same non answer from Van's. joe

Jerry,

I got the same non answer from Van's.

joe
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,910
Posted By LittleJoeA
I also used a rotisserie as soon as I attached...

I also used a rotisserie as soon as I attached the tailcone to the fuselage. It was a real pleasure to work on the wiring harness with the assembly on its side and me sitting in a chair.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,418
Posted By LittleJoeA
Dave, When you are ready for a little cross...

Dave,

When you are ready for a little cross country, come on down to Livermore and I'll buy you lunch.

Love to see the Airplane.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,503
Posted By LittleJoeA
I too waited to order the Avionics kit till late...

I too waited to order the Avionics kit till late in the build cycle to incorporate the many changes. It is also an expensive high density kit. The Fed Ex guy was able to carry the whole kit in a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-21-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,083
Posted By LittleJoeA
Hi, For sealing the rivets neatly, I used a "EK...

Hi,

For sealing the rivets neatly, I used a "EK Tools" 3/8" punch to punch a hole in masking tape. I made little squares of tape with a hole in the center and applied the tape around each rivet. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,171
Posted By LittleJoeA
The actual torque used on the 10-32 and 1/4-28...

The actual torque used on the 10-32 and 1/4-28 bolts is much less then you would likely use when just using a wrench and tightening by "feel"
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,753
Posted By LittleJoeA
We are going to drive up since the airplane is...

We are going to drive up since the airplane is not finished yet.

SunRiver is a nice resort area with lots to do.

We rented a condo thou Vacation Rentals By Owner: http://www.vrbo.com/

Should be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,326
Posted By LittleJoeA
Good Morning, I used the Cleaveland Aircraft...

Good Morning,

I used the Cleaveland Aircraft Tool edge forming tool model EF60. This is based on a pair of vise grips with a couple of rollers. You can adjust the grip screw to control how much...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,015
Posted By LittleJoeA
Adam, The tubing is a clear kind of rubbery...

Adam,

The tubing is a clear kind of rubbery tubing. I have seen it used in fish tanks. You will need 3/32 id and 1/8 id.

I ordered the Material from McMaster Carr an industrial supplier.

You can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,015
Posted By LittleJoeA
Adam, The method I use to get parts to fit tight...

Adam,

The method I use to get parts to fit tight is:

Insert rivet

Place a piece of Tygon tubing over the straight section of the rivet about twice as long as the rivet sticking through.

When you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-24-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,716
Posted By LittleJoeA
Dynon SkyView Simulator

Merry Christmas everyone,

I just received the Avionics kit which I will be installing in the next few months. Is there a simulator that helps you learn how to operate the Dynon SkyView? Are there...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-25-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,297
Posted By LittleJoeA
I saved them too. There must be something...

I saved them too. There must be something artistic we can do with them. Any ideas out there.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 76,758
Posted By LittleJoeA
I manufactured an aluminum cup and large washer...

I manufactured an aluminum cup and large washer and with some 1/4 " all thread used it as a press to move the bushings. I didn't want to risk damage with a hammer and bock.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,658
Posted By LittleJoeA
I love my washer insertion tools even if I only...

I love my washer insertion tools even if I only used them a few times.

Building the RV-12 is fun and a excuse to buy some unique tools.

My wife understands, doesn't always agree, but...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-26-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,658
Posted By LittleJoeA
I too have not test fit the Horizontal and...

I too have not test fit the Horizontal and vertical stabilizers. I did attach the tail cone to the fuselage early, but mounted the assembly on a rotisserie which allowed it to rotate 360 degrees. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-24-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,274
Posted By LittleJoeA
Ben, The main downside is that the box for the...

Ben,

The main downside is that the box for the wing spars is 16' long and can be difficult to store so it is out of the way. I ended up making a shelf in the rafters from the wing spar crate and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-06-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 840
Posted By LittleJoeA
Bill, Found it. Thanks

Bill,

Found it.

Thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-06-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 840
Posted By LittleJoeA
Section 45A Cushion Clamps

Page 45A-06 makes reference to a couple of cushion clamps attached to the WD-1221 engine mount standoff. I can't find reference to where these cushion clamps were installed. Could someone give me...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-03-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,003
Posted By LittleJoeA
Hi Bob, You can also put the dies in a drill...

Hi Bob,

You can also put the dies in a drill press, with the motor off, and use it as a lightweight arbor press. You can't press rivets with it, but you can sure dimple with this set-up.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 17,374
Posted By LittleJoeA
Dave, Thanks for making this list. Where is...

Dave,

Thanks for making this list.

Where is #12 described.

I have seen several references to builder manufactured solutions, but have seen nothing from the factory.

Thanks again
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,984
Posted By LittleJoeA
Dave, Excellent Idea using a reamer for the...

Dave,

Excellent Idea using a reamer for the final fit.

Most of my riveting is finished, but I'll use it on the few I have left.

joe
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By LittleJoeA
Go to the Van's site, Hit Support/Revisions, Hit...

Go to the Van's site, Hit Support/Revisions, Hit RV-12, on bottom of page click on page 2 of revisions.

About 1/3 of the way down on the list is the complete file for section 46.

Good Luck.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By LittleJoeA
Section 46 Engine Installation

Good Morning,

I just received my engine kit and the plans were included as usual. I noted the photos were in black and white.

If you download and print the section 46 drawings from Van's web site,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,371
Posted By LittleJoeA
Note that the date on the drawing is 04/16/13 for...

Note that the date on the drawing is 04/16/13 for revision 5. It is not yet listed on the Van's list of revisions. Well I have been putting off building the fuel tank, I guess for good reason.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-16-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,371
Posted By LittleJoeA
That's good news. I hope Van's will produce a...

That's good news. I hope Van's will produce a kit or at least a list of parts to order for those of us who have an older kit but have not assembled the tank yet.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,643
Posted By LittleJoeA
Wayne Use the search to see my post,...

Wayne

Use the search to see my post, "Improvements to the Avery Rivet Squeezer"

This will allow you to set the rivet tool on the bench and operate the tool with one hand.

I will send you a private...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,165
Posted By LittleJoeA
I had some problems getting a straight shot at...

I had some problems getting a straight shot at these rivets. I would strongly recommend getting someone to help align the rivet tool.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-24-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,149
Posted By LittleJoeA
Hi, I'm in Livermore and building an RV-12. I'm...

Hi,

I'm in Livermore and building an RV-12. I'm currently working in a shop in my backyard. I just put the fuselage on the landing gear and am about to attach the vertical and horizontal...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,060
Posted By LittleJoeA
I Can't make it to OSK this year, but I am going...

I Can't make it to OSK this year, but I am going to attend Arlington today.

Everyone have a great time.

Joe
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,865
Posted By LittleJoeA
I use a small piece of tygon tubing on the shank...

I use a small piece of tygon tubing on the shank of the rivet. This is described in the post "Improvements to the Avery Rivet Squeezer" that you can search for in this forum.

I use this technique...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,161
Posted By LittleJoeA
Welded Parts

Does anyone know who supplies Van's with the welded steel parts, such as the nosewheel assembly. Someone in our EAA chapter is building a scratch built and would like to use the RV-12 nosegear, but...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2013, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,687
Posted By LittleJoeA
More to follow

I can see it now. Rows of RV-10's with trailers making deliverys. Take that Fedex.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 76,758
Posted By LittleJoeA
My kit arrived today. Only the wing seal is back...

My kit arrived today. Only the wing seal is back ordered. I've been ready to install the landing gear for about a month, so not a bad wait.

Installation starts tomorrow.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,978
Posted By LittleJoeA
I also saved the rivet tails. Can anyone think...

I also saved the rivet tails. Can anyone think of something artistic to do with them?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-27-2012, 11:31 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 76,758
Posted By LittleJoeA
SB 12-11-09 Posted

The 30 page SB 12-11-09 is now posted on Van's web site.

http://www.vansaircraft.com/pdf/sb12-11-09.pdf

I am right at the point where I was going to attach the landing geat and of course I'm...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,069
Posted By LittleJoeA
Looks to me like the new drawing sets are posted...

Looks to me like the new drawing sets are posted on the website, but not SB 12-11-09 yet. So we have new drawings, but no instructions. And, of course, no parts until delivered. Tony, did you get...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-12-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,050
Posted By LittleJoeA
test flight

A trip up to the factory in Aurora, Oregon, about 50 miles south of Portland would get you a tour of the factory, a test fit and likely a test flight. That's what I did before commiting to an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,597
Posted By LittleJoeA
small connector pins

I just bent the tabs close to the pin over with a small set of pliers and soldered. I then bent the outer tabs over the insulated part of the wire. Seems sturdy enough for me.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-30-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,924
Posted By LittleJoeA
Longerons

Gary,

I used the die set in a vise.

I went slow and careful and had no problems.

You can take it really slow with the vise, 1/2 turn at a time.

It was no problem at all.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-05-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,414
Posted By LittleJoeA
Why not put in the string. There is room and you...

Why not put in the string. There is room and you never know what you might want to do. I suppose you could always use an existing wire to pull more wires thu, but the string really works.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,939
Posted By LittleJoeA
Joe, That's exactly what I am doing. I mounted...

Joe,

That's exactly what I am doing. I mounted the Fuselage/tailcone assembly on a turntable so it rotates about the long axis. This provides great access for installing all the interior...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,069
Posted By LittleJoeA
Jim, I had the same problem. Took it apart and...

Jim,

I had the same problem. Took it apart and cleaned it like you did. I looked for parts and could not find them. Then I did something that made it work for the rest of the project. It was...
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