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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,280
Posted By NinerBikes
I usually cruise at 5200 to 5300 rpm, anywhere...

I usually cruise at 5200 to 5300 rpm, anywhere from 2500 to 6500 ft altitude. My K factor setting is at 114,000 currently, and it seems to be very very close to my actual GPH usage. I run 91 octane...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,348
Posted By NinerBikes
Any new news on this update, Scott? Hold off, or...

Any new news on this update, Scott? Hold off, or is it OK to load up?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By NinerBikes
$10 buys you a Van's Rv-12 KAI memory flash...

$10 buys you a Van's Rv-12 KAI memory flash stick, with all the plans and schematics on it, when building. It will have on it what you're looking for. Other option is find a local RV-12 that's going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,176
Posted By NinerBikes
We now have engine mounts on the top, cracking on...

We now have engine mounts on the top, cracking on RV-12 models, and replacement parts, made out of thicker round stock, available from Van's.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By NinerBikes
Also cinch your seat belt tight around the joy...

Also cinch your seat belt tight around the joy stick when parking on the ramp.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By NinerBikes
I would also go with two, from a visibility...

I would also go with two, from a visibility standpoint.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By NinerBikes
Try calling Dynon technical services on Monday -...

Try calling Dynon technical services on Monday - Friday. Or if you have the Dynon D-180 manual, it might be in there, during "setup." It's usually some sort of baud rate choice, 10,800, or more or...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By NinerBikes
You can also get Plain Text T KWHP PT and...

You can also get Plain Text

T KWHP PT

and you'll get T erminal reports from the nearest bigger airport, in my case... KBUR

M KWHP will get you raw format, not plain text format.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 920
Posted By NinerBikes
I think he still needs to get someone to do the 5...

I think he still needs to get someone to do the 5 hour fly off and check cards, before there can be a passenger in the plane? He hasn't stated if that has or has not been completed.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-25-2021, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,199
Posted By NinerBikes
Why are 12's not even an option?

Why are 12's not even an option?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-25-2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,478
Posted By NinerBikes
Looks gorgeous, great way to end the day.

Looks gorgeous, great way to end the day.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 508
Posted By NinerBikes
My RV-12 was bought 2nd hand, and it has a...

My RV-12 was bought 2nd hand, and it has a plexiglass tinted turtledeck. Maybe you could sell the clear one you have and order a tinted one new, instead?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By NinerBikes
16 hr inspection course for E-LSA built RV-12's,...

16 hr inspection course for E-LSA built RV-12's, the LSRI. Will give them a call, thanks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By NinerBikes
Does Rainbow also offer the LSRC course at times...

Does Rainbow also offer the LSRC course at times in California?
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-23-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By NinerBikes
Wish I would have seen this last night......

Wish I would have seen this last night... Learning to fly, in my RV-12. Went right over the Vincent Thomas waypoint, could have waved hello.

Just know that you need to pick your days to fly when the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-21-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By NinerBikes
That'll buff out. I've used DuPont car...

That'll buff out.

I've used DuPont car polish, to good effect, if it's smooth vinyl. Just don't grind it in in one spot, feather it in with a wet wash cloth.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-21-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By NinerBikes
Peter, Know of any brand mufflers that are...

Peter,

Know of any brand mufflers that are really quiet for an O-320 or O-360 Lyc? I've about 50 hrs on my RV-12, getting my pilots license, and I am beginning to think I might want to step up to a...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-21-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By NinerBikes
Starts doing the math in hours of flight time,...

Starts doing the math in hours of flight time, and days, for a soon to be minted PPL in a RV-12, flying from CA

Think I'd fly commercial this go round, if I make it. Vlad, do you get a room or camp...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,945
Posted By NinerBikes
Jose, I flew for almost 2 years in the right...

Jose,

I flew for almost 2 years in the right seat of my friends RV-12. I wanted to learn how to fly, and to get my own plane for the lessons, but needed to see if I would fit in a E-LSA plane first,...
Forum: RV-6/6A 02-20-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,017
Posted By NinerBikes
I admit it, I was a slow learner... but this is...

I admit it, I was a slow learner... but this is the route I took to learn how to fly, bought a RV-12, and I'd say it's an easy plane to learn how to fly in, just be careful and respectful of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-18-2021, 07:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,945
Posted By NinerBikes
Go get some other quotes. I doubt you will be...

Go get some other quotes. I doubt you will be able to get insurance for the hull, being a student, probably only liability. That means you will have to underwrite any fix it's on mistakes/damage you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-18-2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,945
Posted By NinerBikes
I bought a E-LSA, so I could learn to fly in my...

I bought a E-LSA, so I could learn to fly in my own plane.

Make sure you are mechanically inclined, if you do so, have good mentors also in the form of fellow Experimental builders and owners at...
Forum: Propellers 02-13-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,167
Posted By NinerBikes
Every Van's RV-12 comes with a Sensenich ground...

Every Van's RV-12 comes with a Sensenich ground adjustable fixed pitch prop. Van's sells a $8 steel pitch adjustment tool, combined with a digital level that allows you to set the pitch of each...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,217
Posted By NinerBikes
6'5" tall pilot here, with a built RV-12 Legacy...

6'5" tall pilot here, with a built RV-12 Legacy model.

Suggestion is to try various seat cushions, like a lawn chair pad, underneath you after your canopy is installed and completed, note the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By NinerBikes
And I believe, it's port 4 ? Also, was your...

And I believe, it's port 4 ? Also, was your wiring harness built with the shielded data cable that goes from the box to GTR225 ? Also make sure the baud rate is set correctly.

I know, having an...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 02-07-2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,009
Posted By NinerBikes
I texted you about the other air tube #63 if...

I texted you about the other air tube #63 if still available.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,511
Posted By NinerBikes
Where do you find them for $80 ????

Where do you find them for $80 ????
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,344
Posted By NinerBikes
ADS-B IN is pretty nice too, if you want Rain,...

ADS-B IN is pretty nice too, if you want Rain, Pireps, plane location reports flying in your vicinity, current weather conditions at airports, Green, Blue or Red showing at towered airports, as well...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,344
Posted By NinerBikes
There were a lot of RV-12's out there when I was...

There were a lot of RV-12's out there when I was looking, with low hours, under 100, with years of Van's required "25 hour" inspections for cracks, and none of the service bulletins "updates"...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By NinerBikes
You could also buy a siphon bulb and hose, stick...

You could also buy a siphon bulb and hose, stick it down the fuel tank, and siphon fuel into a few 5 gallon gas tanks located below the level of the fuel tank on the plane. Let gravity do the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,630
Posted By NinerBikes
I'm curious, Jon, what are the EGT's on your IS...

I'm curious, Jon, what are the EGT's on your IS motor in the summer time, there in UT, at full throttle and Vy?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,630
Posted By NinerBikes
d Let me ask you the opposite? What makes them...

d

Let me ask you the opposite? What makes them worse? I am all ears.


Keep in mind, I have a muffler sitting an inch away from my oil cooler, by Van's original design... what's an extra 200F worth...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,630
Posted By NinerBikes
Scott, from July through October here in So CA,...

Scott,

from July through October here in So CA, on any given day with temps in the high 70's to 90 F on the ground with the airport I take off out of, at 1004 MSL, it's very, very common for days...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 02-01-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 186,434
Posted By NinerBikes
Guess the grass has turned white this winter?

Guess the grass has turned white this winter?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,026
Posted By NinerBikes
Sounds like a new torque arm or arms, cut to the...

Sounds like a new torque arm or arms, cut to the proper, longer length.

Measure twice, cut once, is what we say in construction.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,630
Posted By NinerBikes
I see about 5650- 5700 at WOT, level flight at...

I see about 5650- 5700 at WOT, level flight at 4500 ft ASL, depends on the day. Cold mornings, around 45 to 50F here in So CA, with altitude pressure of 30.20 are on the high end. August summer...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,630
Posted By NinerBikes
I would take Rotax's advice about the 5200. My...

I would take Rotax's advice about the 5200. My RV-12 climbs good, and cruises good, when I see 5200 rpm at Vy of 75 kts. 5200 RPM is 100 rpm over the peak torque at 5100 rpm on the motor. The motor...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,630
Posted By NinerBikes
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=184781
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,563
Posted By NinerBikes
You could also put in a 6 gallon Aux fuel tank...

You could also put in a 6 gallon Aux fuel tank and fuel pump in your RV-12 Legacy, and that would solve your range problem.

Do a search in the RV-12 mods thread for Aux fuel tank. I know, because...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,563
Posted By NinerBikes
One other thing... if you're going to be cheap,...

One other thing... if you're going to be cheap, and run Mogas... the IS has all the benefits. 10% ethanol is not going to phase it, at all, and having vapor lock definitely becomes a non issue,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-31-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,961
Posted By NinerBikes
Ask your daughter, she was the one that was...

Ask your daughter, she was the one that was nervous.... exactly what parts of the flight made her nervous.

She is the ultimate judge, you took her for the ride in your plane.

I'd say, in general as...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 01-31-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By NinerBikes
Can you rotate your picture 90 degrees to the...

Can you rotate your picture 90 degrees to the right and Edit your post?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,563
Posted By NinerBikes
If you are considering running two 10" glass...

If you are considering running two 10" glass EFIS screens, I'd go with the additional charging capabilities of the 912IS motor.

If just one 10" Dynon or Garmin screen, then it a 912 ULS should be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2021, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,563
Posted By NinerBikes
You buy from Van's, you get a plane built to a...

You buy from Van's, you get a plane built to a known standard, and you get the E-LSA rating for the plane, which means others that take a 16 hour course can do Inspection annuals, as well as the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,691
Posted By NinerBikes
There's a few things I do to go easy on my Ducati...

There's a few things I do to go easy on my Ducati VR, so that it isn't forced to recharge at a high current (amperage) rate.

First, I never do my monthly Dynon Skyview update uploads unless I have a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-28-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,034
Posted By NinerBikes
Was it a mexican restaurant, Rico?

Was it a mexican restaurant, Rico?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-27-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,789
Posted By NinerBikes
After doing lots of research on fuel quality and...

After doing lots of research on fuel quality and floats that end up failing, in Bing carb equipped motors, I am of the opinion that if you are turning over your fuel, going through a tankfull per...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-27-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 186,434
Posted By NinerBikes
Vlad, do you drop the air pressure in your tires,...

Vlad, do you drop the air pressure in your tires, a little bit, for off road work, like on a Jeep, to add some suspension or more traction during abrupt braking? :eek: Or bring sealant in an...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-26-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 186,434
Posted By NinerBikes
Vlad, where's the grass?

Vlad, where's the grass?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-25-2021, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,025
Posted By NinerBikes
Right now, I would say the market for a RV-12 iS...

Right now, I would say the market for a RV-12 iS that's freshly built with the Rotax 912 IS and has 100 hours or less on it, is very, very good.

It would sell quickly, IMHO, if you are a hobbyist...
Forum: California 01-22-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,683
Posted By NinerBikes
Doing this for RVator97. We bumped into him...

Doing this for RVator97. We bumped into him yesterday at KSZP getting fuel, on a rare "fly day" today, weather wise.

That "highway" in the backround going up the coast is Ventura Highway... maybe...
Forum: Safety 01-21-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,927
Posted By NinerBikes
Some of us on Legacy RV-12's are now using...

Some of us on Legacy RV-12's are now using Nord-Locs under the 4 screws that hold the Gascolator bowl in place, in lieu of safety wire, during Inspections
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,025
Posted By NinerBikes
Budget 100K, and if you come in under budget,...

Budget 100K, and if you come in under budget, you'll look like a hero.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By NinerBikes
I did adjust my 2012 prop when I got it home in...

I did adjust my 2012 prop when I got it home in June of last year. All 6 bolts do have Nordlocks, which replace safety wire.

Since your plane is new, you'll probably be adjusting the pitch of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,935
Posted By NinerBikes
You're taking a trip to the moon... would you...

You're taking a trip to the moon... would you want the rocket ship built by the lowest bidder, when your life depends on it?

It's something I think about with tires and tubes. If you have to pull...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,218
Posted By NinerBikes
Pure Gold! That one's a keeper! :D When's the...

Pure Gold! That one's a keeper! :D

When's the last time the wife got a new car.... just saying.... ;)
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,218
Posted By NinerBikes
Another plane reason to bump up the weight limit...

Another plane reason to bump up the weight limit for the E-LSA class from 1320# (600kgs) to 1540 (700 kgs), for us old, fat, wide bodied red blooded American males.

It's getting tougher and tougher...
Forum: COMM 01-16-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,027
Posted By NinerBikes
My SL-40 might be up for sale if I ever get...

My SL-40 might be up for sale if I ever get around to installing the GTR-200 that came with my plane, when I bought it. Previous owner never got around to installing it, either.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-16-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,147
Posted By NinerBikes
I looked at the KAI for my RV-12, S/N 212, and it...

I looked at the KAI for my RV-12, S/N 212, and it shows a polyethylene plastic wedge for the trim tab, riveted in place.
Forum: California 01-15-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By NinerBikes
That was a lot of fun in 2020, flying out to...

That was a lot of fun in 2020, flying out to KIYK, even if it was a little bit windy. Getting to see that little Sonex jet was pretty cool too.

Was very interesting watching Paul Dye check the oil...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-15-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,582
Posted By NinerBikes
The lead in 100LL isn't good for the motor, or...

The lead in 100LL isn't good for the motor, or the clutch in the gearbox. While 100LL can be used, it's not recommended. The tolerances in the engine were not designed for it. Get a copy of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,033
Posted By NinerBikes
It is believed there were Rotax oil filters or...

It is believed there were Rotax oil filters or off brand oil filters produced that did not have the anti siphon valve feature included, used on some Rotax equipped planes, which caused the draining...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2021, 01:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,033
Posted By NinerBikes
The burp when cold is for Rotax engines mounted...

The burp when cold is for Rotax engines mounted in other planes, such as taildraggers with Bush tires on them. Sometimes, this configuration causes problems with the fuel floats in the carbs, also,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,033
Posted By NinerBikes
i burp mine when warm, usually before I close...

i burp mine when warm, usually before I close the hangar door.

You will get a more complete burp and slightly higher oil levels indicated when you burp the motor hot.

I will also burp the engine...
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