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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,274
Posted By bobg56
Vans sells a kit to replace the magnetic switches...

Vans sells a kit to replace the magnetic switches with a mechanical push button type, that's what I did after several false warnings...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,157
Posted By bobg56
If you are checking the fit without the filet...

If you are checking the fit without the filet seal installed it may get tighter with the seal installed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By bobg56
I believe they are about 70# each...

I believe they are about 70# each...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By bobg56
I found the springs at Lockwood Aviation, they...

I found the springs at Lockwood Aviation, they are the Rotax original springs. adding them will help getting a more accurate carb. sync.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By bobg56
What's even more incredible is the those 4 small...

What's even more incredible is the those 4 small cylinders hold up better than the typical Lycoming or Contenential types as far as compression and oil consumption and wear...this is what I've heard.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By bobg56
Also remember that once the balance tube is...

Also remember that once the balance tube is reconnected any differences will be less...one thing I've noticed doing it is that mid range was always off a bit, however someone posted that they added...
Forum: COMM 03-15-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By bobg56
I had an issue where when I keyed the mike on...

I had an issue where when I keyed the mike on pilots side, I got a feed back noise, nothing when I keyed the RH mike...turned out to be my intercom volume was maxed out for the pilot side....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By bobg56
I kept a USB dual port plugged into that...

I kept a USB dual port plugged into that receptical between the seats, I then noticed a blue light on the USB staying on so I stopped leaving it plugged in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By bobg56
Go to Vans website and look in the M/M, there is...

Go to Vans website and look in the M/M, there is a dimensional drawing...my MLG wheels measured outside to outside was about 80"
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2021, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,208
Posted By bobg56
Thanks for the info/pics!

Thanks for the info/pics!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,527
Posted By bobg56
I've been waiting over a month now for the three...

I've been waiting over a month now for the three new tubes I ordered from Van's, wound up patching the tube (NLG) so I could fly...I'll order these too, thanks for the info!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,208
Posted By bobg56
Where is the restrictor located? Anyone have a...

Where is the restrictor located? Anyone have a picture?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By bobg56
If I remember correctly you go into the D180 to...

If I remember correctly you go into the D180 to find the G496...I have the 495 and had to do that after an update to the D180...that info may be on an old thread here that was about 2 years ago.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By bobg56
I put a label on panel that says FLAPS to remind...

I put a label on panel that says FLAPS to remind me
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,579
Posted By bobg56
I had a firewall mounted Ducotti VR fail at 180...

I had a firewall mounted Ducotti VR fail at 180 hours, I relocated it into the cockpit, but I put it on the firewall LH side just above rudder pedals. Its easy to get to for replacement, I put a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,473
Posted By bobg56
Ever since I've had my RV12 about 2.5 years now...

Ever since I've had my RV12 about 2.5 years now I've added 1 oz. of "Sea Foam" to each gallon of gas, it claims to stabilize gas for 2 years. This product has been around since the 40's...it helps to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,862
Posted By bobg56
I agree, 5200 would be a bit too much, probably...

I agree, 5200 would be a bit too much, probably even exceed 5800 in level WOT, I can get about 5650 and I'm happy with my pitch setting. R.O.A.N. has the 5200 RPM as the minimum target, even...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,862
Posted By bobg56
Rotax had it in the Operating Manual about not...

Rotax had it in the Operating Manual about not over loading the engine below 5200 Rpm on the T/O climb but I looked for it and can no longer find that, I'm curious to know if Rotax revised this...I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,862
Posted By bobg56
Minimum T/O RPM

I remember reading that Rotax 912 ULS engines were to have a minimum RPM of 5200 at climb out so as not to over load the engine or cause detonation. I don't see this anymore in the Operators Manuel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-25-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,555
Posted By bobg56
If the hole does not quite line up it doesn't...

If the hole does not quite line up it doesn't hurt to continue to torque until it does....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-23-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,557
Posted By bobg56
A lot of RV owners use Gallagher (636)...

A lot of RV owners use Gallagher (636) 449-2821....I paid about $1200
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 568
Posted By bobg56
Prop Pitch setting for 3 Blade

Is the preferred pitch setting 71.5 on a 3 Blade as well?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,527
Posted By bobg56
I'm not trying to be cheap, just trying to get...

I'm not trying to be cheap, just trying to get the best price possible, I can't see how an inner tube is worth $150, I'm thinking a little gouging going on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,527
Posted By bobg56
Thanks for the reply's, $59 is better than...

Thanks for the reply's, $59 is better than $73...I will order from Van's...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,527
Posted By bobg56
Inner Tubes

My nose tire went flat so I'm shopping around for 3 since they are all 10 years old now so I might as well replace them all, Tire's are Areo Classic 5.00-5...looking at Spruce a 5x5 tire tube is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,384
Posted By bobg56
My cold oil level before burping is right about...

My cold oil level before burping is right about at the lower edge of stick, after turning slowly at each compression bump it comes up to about the full line (1/4") from it....so I know that if my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-11-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,264
Posted By bobg56
Angry Very easy, no trimming needed, I used low pile...

Very easy, no trimming needed, I used low pile black carpet marine grade for boat trailer bunks instead of black paint. If you put sealant along center section of glair shield like instructions say,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-27-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,388
Posted By bobg56
Try using an "Easy Out" for removal...

Try using an "Easy Out" for removal...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,326
Posted By bobg56
I believe Rotax MM says chips should be less than...

I believe Rotax MM says chips should be less than 1/8" in size...looks normal for 25 hours for break in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,231
Posted By bobg56
What is the compression test results on a warm...

What is the compression test results on a warm engine? Oil consumption? Back in the day before there was good enough optics this is what we went by, you can always remove the cylinders for further...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-05-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By bobg56
The Gps on the ground shows the magnetic heading,...

The Gps on the ground shows the magnetic heading, its set up to auto correct for magnetic deviation, however you need to be moving on the ground for it to read correctly. I'll check the remote...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-04-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By bobg56
D-180 Compass Heading vs GPS Heading

Has anyone noticed that the magnetic heading between the Garmin 495/496 and D-180 EFIS gets off by sometimes 10-15 degrees. I've done a compass calibration and even re inputted the Inclination angle,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-01-2020, 07:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By bobg56
Adding the extra springs really helps the mid...

Adding the extra springs really helps the mid range, I added them and am very happy. You just need to keep a little more friction to keep cable creep down.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,361
Posted By bobg56
I ordered from Lockwood Aviation, it made a big...

I ordered from Lockwood Aviation, it made a big difference keeping the carbs in sync but you'll need to keep a little more friction to stop throttle creep, no big deal.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,361
Posted By bobg56
I have added the original springs and my carbs...

I have added the original springs and my carbs are spot on through out all throttle movements, it makes sync. the carbs MUCH easier, thanks for this suggestion!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,361
Posted By bobg56
That sounds like a good idea, going to try it.

That sounds like a good idea, going to try it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,261
Posted By bobg56
The early models used screw heads contacting each...

The early models used screw heads contacting each other at wing root, new models use a plastic connector, I modified my screw head connection with a plug connector, the screw heads always broke...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-11-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,757
Posted By bobg56
What I don't understand is a good many RV12's...

What I don't understand is a good many RV12's have been flying for 10 years plus, why is this now required? As I see it "Letters" are a recommendation and not mandatory. Also there seems to be a SB...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,361
Posted By bobg56
According to Lockwood Aviation the balance should...

According to Lockwood Aviation the balance should be done in the lower rpm range, 2000-2500 with the balance tube disconnected/plugged...I've done the carb. sync. many times, IMHO when you push the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,340
Posted By bobg56
I used a couple pieces of angle iron that I bolt...

I used a couple pieces of angle iron that I bolt to gear leg, then used a bottle jack, you can use rubber from an old inner tube so you don't hurt the paint, works great. If I knew how to post pics...
Forum: Safety 09-24-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,540
Posted By bobg56
After reading a few articles on the subject I...

After reading a few articles on the subject I have changed from climbing out at VY to VX...I'm usually solo and I can climb decently. I have practiced the 180 and feel that at 500' agl I can do the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,755
Posted By bobg56
I had the old type "screw head connectors" and I...

I had the old type "screw head connectors" and I replaced them with a connector plug from Spruce, I made a coil of sheathed wiring about 12" long, when I remove wings I pull them out about 10" and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 82,534
Posted By bobg56
I mounted my Ducate VR inside cockpit, normal...

I mounted my Ducate VR inside cockpit, normal volts I get is 13.7-14 seems normal to me...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,199
Posted By bobg56
If I remember correctly, you service oil and...

If I remember correctly, you service oil and coolant to proper level and drain fuel from tank before weighing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,199
Posted By bobg56
My 2010 RV12 is painted, data plate says it...

My 2010 RV12 is painted, data plate says it weighs 720 lbs... it has the light kit, stby. steam gage altimeter/airspeed and electric tach...I have the D180 system with auto pilot...I figure it was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,199
Posted By bobg56
How much does paint generally add?

How much does paint generally add?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,664
Posted By bobg56
You can buy a Flux Core Wire fed welder from...

You can buy a Flux Core Wire fed welder from Harbor Freight for about $150, so easy to use, you will learn no problem.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,169
Posted By bobg56
Also to note that spiral wound cable is for...

Also to note that spiral wound cable is for pulling only so the springs allow the cable to be pulled to open the throttle...and when you retard the throttle you are pulling on the cable..I didn't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-28-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,157
Posted By bobg56
Ever since I purchased my RV12 I have added 1oz...

Ever since I purchased my RV12 I have added 1oz of "Sea Foam" to my 93 octane auto gas per gallon. I use it incase I don't get to fly so the gas doesn't go bad. It states it protects fuel for two...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,322
Posted By bobg56
Do you also have the "cable stops" installed? The...

Do you also have the "cable stops" installed? The ones with the small allen head screws? I have noticed they are NOT on other Rotax engines but only on RV12...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,677
Posted By bobg56
You probably do this put I'll suggest it anyway,...

You probably do this put I'll suggest it anyway, my RV12 has vibration after lift off but its the main wheels spinning, I apply the brakes and it stops.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-17-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,212
Posted By bobg56
I would suggest making sure the the valve cover...

I would suggest making sure the the valve cover is not loose or O ring pinched.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-17-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,169
Posted By bobg56
When installing the new springs there is a LH and...

When installing the new springs there is a LH and RH side to them identified by Blue paint on one, if my bad memory is correct ...the Blue paint is for the LH spring?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-16-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,188
Posted By bobg56
Thanks Bob!

Thanks Bob!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-16-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,188
Posted By bobg56
Oil Tank Quick Drain

Does anyone have the P/N for the oil tank quick drain?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,363
Posted By bobg56
Jim is correct, my numbers match his, about...

Jim is correct, my numbers match his, about 5100-5150 climb out and about 5650 WOT level with a 71.4 pitch...5500 is 115kts
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 18,503
Posted By bobg56
Whats the estimated cost of this kit?

Whats the estimated cost of this kit?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,497
Posted By bobg56
I made a fixture from angle iron that I bolt to...

I made a fixture from angle iron that I bolt to the MLG leaf spring, it has a flat space on it for a bottle jack. It works great for tire and wheel bearing work.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By bobg56
I went to 5.6.1 due to sending one of my auto...

I went to 5.6.1 due to sending one of my auto pilot servos to dynon for repair, it came back with the new software, this caused me to have to send in the D180 to Dynon so they could unlock it, once I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,636
Posted By bobg56
Probably nothing to worry about if you don't feel...

Probably nothing to worry about if you don't feel it in airframe or stick.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By bobg56
Thanks Dave for the info!

Thanks Dave for the info!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2020, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By bobg56
Gear Box Ratio

I have taken for granted that the reduction ratio is 2.43 to 1 on the 912 ULS engine. However I've seen 2.27 also mentioned in the Rotax Mtc. Manual regarding some 912 UL and ULS engines...some...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By bobg56
Ok guys, thanks for the info!

Ok guys, thanks for the info!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By bobg56
D-180 Fuel Quantity

You guys out there with the D-180's, when the 19.8 gal. fuel tank is full does your D-180 show it at 16 gal. ? I have reviewed my settings and it is on 19.8 as full capacity, I have done the mod...
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