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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,963
Posted By GatorsR1
Homebuilt Camping is south of taxiway Echo &...

Homebuilt Camping is south of taxiway Echo & about as far east on the grounds as you can go. The hospitality tent is there but not much else.
The shuttle can get you to anywhere.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,963
Posted By GatorsR1
Check SNF website for the Event Map. I’d paste a...

Check SNF website for the Event Map.
I’d paste a pic if I could figure it out
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,963
Posted By GatorsR1
Came a blow late yesterday, roughed up some tents...

Came a blow late yesterday, roughed up some tents but I don’t see any injured planes. Another round of storms today but by Monday/Tuesday should be great wx. Vendors working hard to fill their...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,963
Posted By GatorsR1
will to (try to) add some pix...

will to (try to) add some pix ...

https://photos.app.goo.gl/bDFf3S6wmwZuo53S7
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2021, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,963
Posted By GatorsR1
SNF 2021

It's go time !
Can't wait for things to start spooling up.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 05:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By GatorsR1
Van's surely put that "comb" on the heater cable...

Van's surely put that "comb" on the heater cable flex line for a reason (friction?), but mine sure seems to work fine without it (opens/closes easy & stays in either position)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By GatorsR1
I used a flat bed car hauler trailer to take my...

I used a flat bed car hauler trailer to take my 12 from home workshop to airport hangar (26 mi.). Trailer was low to the ground, so was easy to push up the ramps. Trailer had multiple tie down points...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,567
Posted By GatorsR1
need to fix it

I assume a rod end could be adjusted (outward) if a push/pull rod is too short?
The right side push/pull rod "kisses" the top of fuel pump on my 12 (flaps up, full deflection).
I notice it during...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,971
Posted By GatorsR1
so you're The Guy !

(Lucky Aviation) that won the RV-12 at Oshkosh in 2017.
I was a student at the EAA Sport Pilot Academy in Sept 2017. Every day we'd go to the Jack Mark hangar at KOSH for training (ground school &...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,027
Posted By GatorsR1
read ahead or be darned

I remember being so happy when finished with Section 11 (all the tail & trim installed) - only to see the NOTE at the very start of Section 12:

Begin this section with the V-Stab, Rudder,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,118
Posted By GatorsR1
a VAF "Flight"

three valiant members of Van's Air Force got our RV12's together for a photo op at 8A1 (Guntersville, Alabama)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1h29pZQ2Ae_BTh8eAF68kjpmY-YYsRull/view?usp=sharing
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By GatorsR1
Van's sent all the forms necessary to register my...

Van's sent all the forms necessary to register my E-LSA RV12.
There's a great Registration Flow Chart on page 7 in the final kit KAI (Section 51AiS/U Placards & Cert Documents).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-25-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 617
Posted By GatorsR1
Bingo!

Van's got back to me & verified the “Com” circuit is the source for the GPA/ADSB power.
Tony at Tech Support mentioned that the only other device on the circuit is the ELT and maybe I blew the fuse...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-25-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 617
Posted By GatorsR1
RV12 ADSB circuit

Running through PAP & readying for first flight of 120764 (N754RC).
Only issue so far was the ADSB IN module (AV-SV-ADSB-472) was inop.
After checking for continuity in the wire harness between -472...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,191
Posted By GatorsR1
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_0LKUh84tskU295tw...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_0LKUh84tskU295twAmp6oQgnCPGzmIl/view?usp=sharing
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,191
Posted By GatorsR1
Talking first run

Started up the Rotax (912 ULS) on Sunday. Felt the power! Canopy is off to do final finessing & fitment (more sanding of forward fairing). Will move to airfield (8A1) for first flight this month.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 10-11-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 246,094
Posted By GatorsR1
:rolleyes: thought I was on to something but it...

:rolleyes: thought I was on to something but it was old news.

https://vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=173207
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 10-10-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 246,094
Posted By GatorsR1
where's the action?

I thought the Van's announcement (RV-X) would light up the boards
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 10-08-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 854
Posted By GatorsR1
I inadvertently took my McFarlane vernier...

I inadvertently took my McFarlane vernier throttle apart :rolleyes: ...
the roller pins fell out and must be put back in correctly.
Naturally I put them back in wrong at first and the friction just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,820
Posted By GatorsR1
I figure the biggest variables are tools and how...

I figure the biggest variables are tools and how far you go in on avionics - single or dual screens, autopilot servos, a/p knob module, etc.
But it's pretty easy to round off the build cost of an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2020, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,755
Posted By GatorsR1
easy upgrade for RV12 (from iS)

My initial interest in it was to deter intrusion by pesky mice (and it just looks aesthetically nicer to have those gaps somewhat closed up)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,755
Posted By GatorsR1
just a seal, not fairing

here's hoping I attached "photo" correctly ...
if not, it's shown on RV-12iS KAI PAGE: 38iS/U-11

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipNJV7VUAnNBVSLoXV1R6ZO1iVGS6_ionOnGGSZ6
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-17-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,755
Posted By GatorsR1
from the Mother house

I posed the same question to Van's support and got an immediate response ...

"this is one of the five items that are backwards compatible from the “iS” to the “classic”.
Others would be the egress...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,755
Posted By GatorsR1
12iS Main Gear Seal

Noticed the 12iS KAI includes a nice & simple main gear seal assembly (reference RV-12iS PAGE: 38iS/U-11).
Would there be any issues fitting it to a "classic" RV12 ?
I don't see the required parts...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By GatorsR1
optical delusion

So I had previously said the open canopy was "much" higher and figured I'd better check myself.
Measured (eyeballed) to a tangent to high point (Aircraft Specialty canopy lock protrusion) while again...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2020, 05:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By GatorsR1
tale of the tape

Finally remembered to measure it today.
Van's is correct (of course!).
My RV12 on cement slab, sitting on its tricycle tires, the highest point on vertical stab fairing is 100" (8'4") from the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2020, 06:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,879
Posted By GatorsR1
A little over 8' is the tail height measurement...

A little over 8' is the tail height measurement ... my garage/workshop rollup door opening is a little shy of 8'.
With a Harbor Freight car dolly (the one with castoring steel wheels) under the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2020, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,125
Posted By GatorsR1
same boat

Hi Rob ... I'm at about the same point with my 12 and need to find a hangar to move it to so I can put the wings on & check out those systems (lights, stall, AOA).
The fiberglass work was a big...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-01-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,322
Posted By GatorsR1
AWC purgatory

While trying to apply online for an airworthiness inspection, I was stymied by an error message (application already OPEN) in the AWC Applicant Portal. It took a few calls, lots of "on hold time" and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,470
Posted By GatorsR1
old Uncle Occam would conjecture that it's...

old Uncle Occam would conjecture that it's connections that us amateurs make rather than the boxes & wire harnesses built by professionals
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,470
Posted By GatorsR1
I didn't read all the posts within this thread so...

I didn't read all the posts within this thread so I might be WAY off base, but I had a maddening AP problem that I finally found to be a connector loose in the MOLEX to the pitch servo (under the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-07-2020, 06:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,542
Posted By GatorsR1
chrome spinner

I saw that nice shiney spinner on picture of John's plane so emailed about it and David Szkotak of Kracon reply was:

We use the spectrachrome system for chrome painting. It is definitely something...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,640
Posted By GatorsR1
Yes, that's the contents of bag 2670 (got mine a...

Yes, that's the contents of bag 2670 (got mine a couple of days ago).
Was just out in shop building the new assembly and surprised the brass bushing BUSH-BS.188X.313X.222 that goes on servo shaft...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,640
Posted By GatorsR1
Thumbs up Ray Allen

Decided to go ahead & replace the trim servo assembly that hasn't even flown yet. Looked over the latest KAI and ordered the following from Van's last night :

(1) F-1287A-1 Servo Tray

(1) BAG 2670...
Forum: Fiberglass 05-15-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,979
Posted By GatorsR1
OVERZEALOUS SANDER

With little to no experience with fiberglass and fearing the worst, I finally dove in & tackled the canopy fairing (RV12). Outcome seems to not be too bad!
Except I sanded right thru a thin spot....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,875
Posted By GatorsR1
https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipMlqLmFRo0l1V...

https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipMlqLmFRo0l1V5EnOyJqf-gzaKVlhw-l7PNWSzO

I crimped the ends on the CHT wires before cutting to length. Put a loop in both. Guess I should get some more crimp...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 16,350
Posted By GatorsR1
I sure am glad John (pilotyoung) and Greg Gibson...

I sure am glad John (pilotyoung) and Greg Gibson got this thread back into positive territory. Somehow I was falling for the spin from the nattering nabobs of negativity (remember that one?) and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,539
Posted By GatorsR1
I'm curious too. About to wrap up build & will be...

I'm curious too. About to wrap up build & will be considering paint in a couple of months.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,887
Posted By GatorsR1
Hey Jim ... where's you get the SS conical...

Hey Jim ... where's you get the SS conical washers?
I put 3M vinyl on the panel face & will similarly need washers since the center section of the panel has countersunk holes. Thanks
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-25-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,495
Posted By GatorsR1
more than one way to skin a cat

I didn't have spherical magnets as called out in the revised spinner instructions so laid a small flashlight (Harbor Freight freebie) on the hub and then slid the spinner on.
Voila, the pilot holes...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-06-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,128
Posted By GatorsR1
Thumbs up There's got to be more to your story. I've had...

There's got to be more to your story. I've had nothing but exceptional service from Van's, be it large orders (RV12 kits) or small (bits & pieces, fasteners, etc) ... will be ordering final kit...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-18-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,258
Posted By GatorsR1
xmas giving

PM me & I'll share ya one !
I had more family & friends than I originally accounted for & had to order another batch, guess I must've got some of the last ones (Monday).
Bob C.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,004
Posted By GatorsR1
little engine that will !

got the Rotax hung on RV12 & mostly wired up this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,644
Posted By GatorsR1
I was at an Oshkosh forum this summer, a guy was...

I was at an Oshkosh forum this summer, a guy was "complaining" about the long landing float on an RV12. Well that seemed to raise Van's dander, he was in the audience and got up to address the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,620
Posted By GatorsR1
RV12, airframe almost complete, waiting on...

RV12, airframe almost complete, waiting on firewall fwd kit from Van's.
Put the seat cushions in (temporarily) ... so the grandkids could get some stick...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 995
Posted By GatorsR1
Question fuel line clamps

I'm about a year into finishing an ELSA RV12 project and faithfully follow Van's instructions. Van is "The Man!" and my plane will be safe & reliable if I do as he says.
That said, here I go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-21-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,025
Posted By GatorsR1
Be discrete

We're camping in Scholler and i just rode bike over to be sure i could get in later for tasting - no problem at gate by the HB pavillion, EXCEPT guard winced at mention of beer and said he didnt want...
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