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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By AeroDog
Maybe that's the reason I didn't see them in the...

Maybe that's the reason I didn't see them in the index. Thanks.

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,039
Posted By AeroDog
Gallagher insurance

I don't see Gallagher insurance among the advertisers. Are they still with us?

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,609
Posted By AeroDog
A damper is a component in a dynamic system which...

A damper is a component in a dynamic system which converts mechanical energy into thermal energy. The things on your car incorrectly called shocks are really dampers.

A dampener makes something...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,055
Posted By AeroDog
Engine before avionics?

I have bought and started installing the firewall-forward kit before purchasing the avionics kit. Right away I see that I'm supposed to connect wiring to parts from the avionics kit since the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By AeroDog
One more fiberglass question

I've used the search tool, read all of Dan's articles and lots of others but can't find this answer. Using West 105/206 epoxy, what is approximately the minimum time I need to let it cure before...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,199
Posted By AeroDog
I re-made the bushings on a lathe, used the thin...

I re-made the bushings on a lathe, used the thin washers on the ends, still had the slight play. Careful measurements revealed that the tube which is welded into the control column was very slightly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By AeroDog
I did it with the stabilator and rudder on (see...

I did it with the stabilator and rudder on (see my blog) then bragged that I was going to fly the airplane after having installed the stabilator only one time. When the time came to move the project...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,752
Posted By AeroDog
Which RV do you have. Obviously not a -12. Jerre

Which RV do you have. Obviously not a -12.

Jerre
Forum: Reviews 12-07-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,805
Posted By AeroDog
Very cool! Too bad they don't have a -12.

Very cool! Too bad they don't have a -12.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,358
Posted By AeroDog
Burt Rutan once said that on average, each...

Burt Rutan once said that on average, each airplane you build equals 1.7 wives.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,384
Posted By AeroDog
Put a spacer under one main wheel that tilts the...

Put a spacer under one main wheel that tilts the airplane 17 degrees. That'll put the width just under 8 feet.;). What I would actually do is simply declare 8'-4" to be close enough.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,066
Posted By AeroDog
Mine fit with no modification. I'd check that...

Mine fit with no modification. I'd check that you got the right part.

JH
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,486
Posted By AeroDog
Kinda like a Gurney flap (or wicker) on a race...

Kinda like a Gurney flap (or wicker) on a race car wing or spoiler.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,597
Posted By AeroDog
I didn't get the PM. --Jerre

I didn't get the PM. --Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,597
Posted By AeroDog
werxcv01, could you give the complete cost for...

werxcv01, could you give the complete cost for that?

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2020, 12:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,093
Posted By AeroDog
I've owned many Streamlights over the years and...

I've owned many Streamlights over the years and never had one fail (I lose them). I even put one through the washer and it lit right up.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,788
Posted By AeroDog
Amazingly, I had planned to order the engine kit...

Amazingly, I had planned to order the engine kit today until I heard about this new exhaust. For new kits that come with the new exhaust, what will the price difference be?

Jerre

Edit: I ordered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,773
Posted By AeroDog
Nice looking fairings. Are you planning to offer...

Nice looking fairings. Are you planning to offer these for other RV models?

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,249
Posted By AeroDog
AOPA mag article on RV-12

Just read Dave Hirschman's writeup on the RV-12 wherein he says he got 135 KTAS cruise on a ferry flight in a 912ULS-powered machine. Is this a typo?

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,193
Posted By AeroDog
Along those lines, do you have wheel pants? ...

Along those lines, do you have wheel pants? Partially enclosed tires (wheel pants) are the only ones I've seen rotate continuously in flight. The rotation is slow.

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,954
Posted By AeroDog
Thanks, Dave. I found and ordered it immediately...

Thanks, Dave. I found and ordered it immediately after posting the question (should get it tomorrow). That's an incredible endorsement on Schmetterling from Richard Collins comparing you to Gordon...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,895
Posted By AeroDog
Down Under? I think he's Up Over. Edit: I...

Down Under? I think he's Up Over.

Edit: I thought you meant Newall. Now I see.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,954
Posted By AeroDog
Dave, Maybe it's here and I simply can't find...

Dave,

Maybe it's here and I simply can't find it, but please post instructions for how to order your book.

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,600
Posted By AeroDog
Is the whole thing vinyl or is the white paint? ...

Is the whole thing vinyl or is the white paint? This airplane looks terrific!

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,181
Posted By AeroDog
Great vid! You should do a video following a...

Great vid! You should do a video following a river and set it to Stephen Stills' Treetop Flyer.
Forum: Reviews 06-17-2020, 06:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By AeroDog
Shout out to Stewart Transport

I recently had to move my RV-12 project (lacking only engine and avionics) from North Carolina to Colorado (KLMO). Read all the threads on the forums and decided to do it myself. My best estimate...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,833
Posted By AeroDog
Reading the document, it appears that the "low...

Reading the document, it appears that the "low cost" replacement motor for those of us with the older version is limited to those with bent or timed-out units. Mine, on a not-yet-flying airplane, is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,407
Posted By AeroDog
Or a reamer.

Or a reamer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,980
Posted By AeroDog
What happened to the first pic?

What happened to the first pic?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,752
Posted By AeroDog
I don't see what you're talking about.

I don't see what you're talking about.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,796
Posted By AeroDog
The AN526C-632R8 that I need are for the rear...

The AN526C-632R8 that I need are for the rear window on my -12. These screws supplied with the kit are non-structural stainless. I'm guessing they're available in black oxide finish.

BTW, Dave,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,796
Posted By AeroDog
Source for black oxide stainless screws

Tried the search function to no avail. Specifically, I need AN526C-632 stainless screws with a black oxide finish. I tried painting with poor results. Tried McMaster-Carr, no joy.

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,119
Posted By AeroDog
I want one!

I want one!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,344
Posted By AeroDog
That used to be possible. I did it. Don't know...

That used to be possible. I did it. Don't know about now.

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,751
Posted By AeroDog
Wow. This is the best selection I've seen. They...

Wow. This is the best selection I've seen. They have everything I need. Thanks!

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,751
Posted By AeroDog
Drilling plexi: enlarging an existing hole

Van's advice for enlarging an existing hole in Plexiglas is to never use a drill bit but instead use either a reamer or Unibit. I need to drill #40 through the Plexiglas and roll bar, then enlarge...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,047
Posted By AeroDog
Beautiful airplane! Is the white vinyl as...

Beautiful airplane! Is the white vinyl as well?

Jerre
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 13,727
Posted By AeroDog
Where did you find a #40 plexi bit?

Where did you find a #40 plexi bit?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,179
Posted By AeroDog
Heating the canopy with an electric blanket

The KAI says to heat the hangar to 80 F before drilling or cutting the Plexiglas in order to prevent cracking. This is not possible for me. Has anyone tried heating the canopy with an electric...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By AeroDog
Thanks, guys. My gap varies across the width of...

Thanks, guys. My gap varies across the width of the airplane +- 1/16th. I guess I'm worrying about trifles.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,281
Posted By AeroDog
A couple of canopy questions

Epoxy question: After using the search tool and reading many posts, I ended up ordering one quart of epoxy resin to do the canopy skirt (and paying an exorbitant amount for shipping). I'm now...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By AeroDog
I had to drill that hole also. The location is...

I had to drill that hole also. The location is spelled out somewhere which I now can't find. It's not super critical. I'll look for it.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,642
Posted By AeroDog
Then I guess I gotta go home.:(. I went Dynon. ...

Then I guess I gotta go home.:(. I went Dynon. Just ordered the servos.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-24-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,642
Posted By AeroDog
Now I remember why I'm a mechanical engineer...

Now I remember why I'm a mechanical engineer instead of electrical.;). I am thankful that you guys exist, however.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-24-2019, 06:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,642
Posted By AeroDog
Great idea. Thanks. Jerre

Great idea. Thanks.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,642
Posted By AeroDog
Jeff, I'd love to have two screens but simply...

Jeff,

I'd love to have two screens but simply can't afford it. I'm going with one screen plus an iPad with Foreflight.

I think we live about 30 minutes apart. At some point I'd like to see your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,642
Posted By AeroDog
During the fuse build, I installed brackets for...

During the fuse build, I installed brackets for the servos. I have a dim memory of someone saying these are, by default, for the Dynon AP and would have to be modified for Garmin. How much...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,642
Posted By AeroDog
Just re-checked my numbers on the Van's...

Just re-checked my numbers on the Van's site:
Garmin system $15,775
AP $1950
AP knobs $1200
ADSB in $1035
ADSB out $1575
...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 15,642
Posted By AeroDog
Decision: Garmin or Dynon

I figured there would be threads on this already in existence, but I can't find any. I soon must make the decision about whether to go with Dynon HDX or Garmin G3X. Looks like the Dynon is about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,080
Posted By AeroDog
Thanks, guys. I already added the thin washers...

Thanks, guys. I already added the thin washers and it did help. I considered knurling but didn't know about wear (probably a non-issue). I'll either make new bushings or knurl. I'm most likely...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,080
Posted By AeroDog
Fore and aft play in the stick

My bronze bushings were a bit undersized after I reamed the holes in the stick base, resulting in slop in the fore-and-aft motion of the stick. Looks like about 1/16th inch on the left and double...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2019, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,866
Posted By AeroDog
I built the fuse before the wings. If I built...

I built the fuse before the wings. If I built another one, I would do it in the order suggested by Van's. No question.

Retain the ability to put the fuse on its side as long as you can. This...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-14-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,506
Posted By AeroDog
I have a similar situation. How much play do you...

I have a similar situation. How much play do you measure at the top of the stick?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By AeroDog
If the cables are properly tensioned with the...

If the cables are properly tensioned with the seat ramp cover in, and the cover is then removed, will it be difficult (possible) to re-install the cover? I'm assuming some distortion will occur when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,154
Posted By AeroDog
I'll sell you my original Lexan still in the...

I'll sell you my original Lexan still in the wrap. Make you a deal you can't refuse. While we're at it, I'll make you an amazing deal on the original nose gear.

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,084
Posted By AeroDog
Made perfect sense to me. Interesting info.

Made perfect sense to me. Interesting info.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-05-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,095
Posted By AeroDog
I think a lot of RV builders suffer from OCD:...

I think a lot of RV builders suffer from OCD: Obsessive Compulsive Deburring. Van's says if it won't cut you, it's OK. I agree. The edges don't have to be polished.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,806
Posted By AeroDog
Don't know. That's the reason I'm asking. Jerre

Don't know. That's the reason I'm asking.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,806
Posted By AeroDog
Machine screws seem longer than necessary

Throughout the build it seems that there are machine screws which are longer than necessary. For example, in the tailcone fiberglass fairing there are 20 AN526C632R8 screws which are 1/2 inch long. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,217
Posted By AeroDog
Thanks guys. I am building the -12 not the -12iS...

Thanks guys. I am building the -12 not the -12iS and I was going to final install the tank while waiting to purchase the avionics kit, though I'll now wait if you guys think it's prudent. I did go...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,217
Posted By AeroDog
I have the Skyview so won't have the ADAHRS under...

I have the Skyview so won't have the ADAHRS under the floorboard, but I was advised by the Mothership to get the two-piece setup to provide access to the stuff under the floor without removing the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-11-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,445
Posted By AeroDog
This one is hard to top, but I'm surprised there...

This one is hard to top, but I'm surprised there are no other contributions.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
Posted By AeroDog
Thanks for the info and pics. Yours seems to fit...

Thanks for the info and pics. Yours seems to fit quite well. My seams will not be that good. My problems are partly my on creation because I tried to avoid removing the stabilator and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,487
Posted By AeroDog
Tail cone fairing fit

When fitting the fiberglass fairing at the aft end of the tail cone, the stabilator skin comes very close to the fairing as I move the stab up and down through it's range of motion. I originally...
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