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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By Bob Y
Jim, what tubes are you using? I have to add 2-3...

Jim, what tubes are you using? I have to add 2-3 psi to my mains every month with those provided by Van's. Tires still look like new with ~120 hours of exclusively hard surface landings.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-29-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,968
Posted By Bob Y
Vanís eliminated the upper and lower yellow...

Vanís eliminated the upper and lower yellow caution fuel pressure ranges in the last firmware update.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,992
Posted By Bob Y
If nobody replies here, you might post the...

If nobody replies here, you might post the question on the Rotax Owners Forum.

https://www.rotax-owner.com/en/

You do need to subscribe to post questions.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,968
Posted By Bob Y
Apparently there have been multiple reports of...

Apparently there have been multiple reports of this failure, as Vanís Support indicated an SB is in works to address it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,664
Posted By Bob Y
I still havenít found an authoritative answer to...

I still havenít found an authoritative answer to this question either, but Iím starting to wonder if it might start timing when the oil hits the magical 120 degree point? Would sort of correlate...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,968
Posted By Bob Y
Well, don’t know how many occurrences are...

Well, don’t know how many occurrences are required to call something a pandemic, or how many countries to call it a global pandemic, but when I flew on Friday, I had the EXACT same issue - no fuel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-21-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 471
Posted By Bob Y
Don’t recall this being an issue during my build,...

Don’t recall this being an issue during my build, but maybe run a reamer through the hole to remove any possible burrs. Might try twisting a hole deburrer on each side of the hole first to chamfer...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-20-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,664
Posted By Bob Y
Thanks, John. So your numbers correlate well...

Thanks, John. So your numbers correlate well with mine. Glad to know the delta between them is not unique to me. So, the mystery remains as to what ENGINE time means. Hopefully Iíll get to a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-20-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,968
Posted By Bob Y
Rob, it looks like wire #6267 is the one common...

Rob, it looks like wire #6267 is the one common to both the LED and pump power. See attached from the schematic. Could be a bad connection at pin #7 on the HIC connector.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-20-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,968
Posted By Bob Y
Either would be a PIA, but maybe do some...

Either would be a PIA, but maybe do some substitutional trouble shooting and swap the switches or the power connectors at the pumps to see if the problem stays with the pump or moves. Would help...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,664
Posted By Bob Y
Guys, I get Hobbs vs. tach time and understand...

Guys, I get Hobbs vs. tach time and understand maintenance is based upon Hobbs. These are produced from the HDX and run per the conditions indicated on the attached from the HDX user manual. This...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,664
Posted By Bob Y
912iS - Hobbs vs. ENGINE Time

I'm pretty sure this is a 912iS only item...

What's the difference between Hobbs vs. "ENGINE" time in the EMS? When I first energized my HDX system, the Hobbs showed zero, naturally, but there is a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,174
Posted By Bob Y
??? They are painted.

??? They are painted.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,174
Posted By Bob Y
My gun-drilled gear legs are tempered aluminum,...

My gun-drilled gear legs are tempered aluminum, not steel.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-14-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By Bob Y
How many hours on it? Iím at about 110 with no...

How many hours on it? Iím at about 110 with no issues.

And if Vanís source is an issue, hereís the link directly to Firgelli....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,285
Posted By Bob Y
I tied my tail down to a tie-down eyelet (catís...

I tied my tail down to a tie-down eyelet (catís paw) on the ramp when I did my dynamic prop balance. Iíve seen one post where the builder tied off to the back of their vehicle.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,887
Posted By Bob Y
Iím a Dynon guy, but did stumble across this for...

Iím a Dynon guy, but did stumble across this for the G3X. Donít know if it could be an issue for your case or not, but seems worth checking out if you havenít yet....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By Bob Y
If you search the site youíll find several...

If you search the site youíll find several threads on this subject. Iíll go out on a limb here and say weíve all had to do something to get holes to align for rivet insertion. Variation in rib...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 835
Posted By Bob Y
Iíd say itís possible, but you have to think...

Iíd say itís possible, but you have to think about the phase 1 flight period. You obviously wonít be able to fly this off yourself. That person will need to get insurance in your plane, and it will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2021, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By Bob Y
Might try contacting Side by Side Aviation at...

Might try contacting Side by Side Aviation at Waukesha Airport. Theyíve got a 12 S-LSA. See who they use. (414) 745-0120
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Bob Y
Is this what youíre looking...

Is this what youíre looking for?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/sk2eqobgp2gdd8l/RV12-3%20Views.pdf?dl=0
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By Bob Y
How about a more silly question from us non A&P...

How about a more silly question from us non A&P first-time buildersÖ whatís a double flare?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By Bob Y
This is the one I got....

This is the one I got.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/flaringtools2.php

Not sure if you’re building a ULS or an iS, but I did have to remove the handle to get access to flare one...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,063
Posted By Bob Y
If I understand your question correctly, when the...

If I understand your question correctly, when the ammeter goes from negative (discharging the battery) to positive, youíre on the generator. You should notice your HDX getting a bit brighter too.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 683
Posted By Bob Y
I gave our tax assessor my insurance hull value...

I gave our tax assessor my insurance hull value as evidence of my perceived value for my aircraft. They accepted that value.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,164
Posted By Bob Y
Definitely wonít be easy to reach, unless you, or...

Definitely wonít be easy to reach, unless you, or someone you know, has small hands, but youíll have to remove the seat ramp to gain access.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,168
Posted By Bob Y
Scott, whatís the difference between using a...

Scott, whatís the difference between using a W-1207B-25 spar stub vs. a 0.025Ē shim? Donít they both perform the same function?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,649
Posted By Bob Y
Oddity, for sure! Did you try pulling the fuse...

Oddity, for sure! Did you try pulling the fuse and seeing if it replicated?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,649
Posted By Bob Y
Assuming the G3X logs the same information as the...

Assuming the G3X logs the same information as the Dynon, the data file will log AOA and stall warning status if you download it to a USB drive.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,649
Posted By Bob Y
Correct, but heís seeing the AOA transition on...

Correct, but heís seeing the AOA transition on his PFD. That means the ďplumbingĒ is ok. The fact heís not getting audio alerts for either AOA or stall seems to point to a common cause, which...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,649
Posted By Bob Y
The AOA audio isnít electrically tied to the wing...

The AOA audio isnít electrically tied to the wing connector - itís coming from your EFIS. If youíre seeing AOA transition on the PFD, that means the AOA tubing is still working as intended. To me,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By Bob Y
I donít recall needing to bend mine much, but...

I donít recall needing to bend mine much, but youíll definitely need to bend the flange so itís perpendicular with the web. It needs to sit flat/flush with the avionics shelf.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,077
Posted By Bob Y
These are the cable operated hose clamp pliers I...

These are the cable operated hose clamp pliers I used on my iS engine. Thatís all I needed for that install. Sounds like the ULS is a bit different....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,132
Posted By Bob Y
Dick, I wasn’t as successful as Walt with placing...

Dick, I wasn’t as successful as Walt with placing the reflective tape on the back of the spinner backplate. The surface was too reflective so the optical sensor couldn’t distinguish the tape from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,132
Posted By Bob Y
See DynaVibe brochure for the...

See DynaVibe brochure for the Rotax.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/53qbtnzvkxjx2gn/DynaVibe%20Rotax%20912.pdf?dl=0
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,768
Posted By Bob Y
Are the AN526C832R8 screws still recommended for...

Are the AN526C832R8 screws still recommended for the cowl hinge pins?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,940
Posted By Bob Y
So, whatís the difference or advantage of 567 vs....

So, whatís the difference or advantage of 567 vs. 565? Donít have both to be able to easily compare. I used 565 since it was recommended by Vanís in Section 5.

Edit: Answered my own question. In...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-01-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,482
Posted By Bob Y
Wad some newspaper and shove it up into the wheel...

Wad some newspaper and shove it up into the wheel pant so the wheel canít spin freely and see if it goes away. Would at least confirm thatís the source.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-28-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,227
Posted By Bob Y
I can tell you the threaded bosses in the gear...

I can tell you the threaded bosses in the gear box are M8, so compare the size of the one to which you’re referring to those. Hard to tell from the photo if it’s the same size.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-27-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By Bob Y
Thanks again for the suggestion, Larry. It...

Thanks again for the suggestion, Larry. It worked! All I had to do was let the head of the hammer drop about an inch and it was enough shock to break it loose, butÖ as I suspected, whatever caused...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By Bob Y
Thanks for the suggestion. Iíll give it a shot...

Thanks for the suggestion. Iíll give it a shot tomorrow. I did try banging on it with the heel of my hand, but didnít think of trying something more aggressive.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 987
Posted By Bob Y
12iS Stuck Mechanical Fuel Gauge

Looking for any suggestions to this issue. My mechanical fuel gauge is stuck at around 18 gal. Here are the things Iíve tried so far:

- Filled and emptied the tank multiple times trying to get it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,204
Posted By Bob Y
Hereís what I bought and itís worked well for...

Hereís what I bought and itís worked well for me.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003WRJATU/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_S4QR0J2AHQGMZFZ8YVH4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

And Vanís included a pin removal tool in my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-21-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,400
Posted By Bob Y
You might try using a punch, awl or pick through...

You might try using a punch, awl or pick through the parts to get things aligned before inserting the bolt.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-20-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By Bob Y
I see several questions and comments to my...

I see several questions and comments to my initial posts will try to address in one response…

I’m using a DynaVibe. I tested at 2k rpm (remained at 0.05 ips), 3k (improved from 0.35 to 0.29 ips),...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,203
Posted By Bob Y
12iS Exhaust Upgrade And Dynamic Balance

Installed the SB 00013 exhaust upgrade during my condition inspection. And just as I suspected, it did change my dynamic prop balance. Iím usually in the other camp, but this time I lucked out and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,445
Posted By Bob Y
Well, Iím obviously not from Vanís, but having...

Well, Iím obviously not from Vanís, but having already completed my build, I recently had a friend that was building his wings ask me the same question. Our conclusion is that back when I built...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-11-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,558
Posted By Bob Y
Page 13-10 covers finger strainer removal, butÖ...

Page 13-10 covers finger strainer removal, butÖ Iím going to go out on a limb here and say I BELIEVE these instructions would work for the legacy ULS, but not as simply stated for the iS. This task...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-08-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,558
Posted By Bob Y
12iS Fuel Tank Finger Strainer

One of the condition inspection tasks is ďclean and inspectĒ fuel tank finger strainer. Because itís a 45 degree fitting and very close to the fuel return line/fitting, it canít be removed without...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,917
Posted By Bob Y
Looks like a coupling for 3/4Ē rigid galvanized...

Looks like a coupling for 3/4Ē rigid galvanized steel (RGS) electrical conduit.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-28-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,132
Posted By Bob Y
Remember that the unit us telling you where the...

Remember that the unit us telling you where the HEAVY spot is, so you add weights 180 degrees from that angle, assuming you donít have weights at that location to remove.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-28-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By Bob Y
I used these guys for several of my...

I used these guys for several of my labels.

https://www.engravers.net/placards-c.html
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2021, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,761
Posted By Bob Y
Based upon Vanís recommended tension and the...

Based upon Vanís recommended tension and the chart, the values fall in the range for 3/32Ē cable. What diameter is our stabilator cable?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,294
Posted By Bob Y
Would be a **** shoot, but I noticed this comment...

Would be a **** shoot, but I noticed this comment in you initial post:

ďThe wires going from the ignition switches to the ignition are shielded and grounded at both ends.Ē

Proper practice is to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,132
Posted By Bob Y
The weight added will depend upon your starting...

The weight added will depend upon your starting vibration level. Yours was already relatively low to start with, thus not requiring as much counter weight.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,134
Posted By Bob Y
Mine shipped February of 2019 and theyíre bent.

Mine shipped February of 2019 and theyíre bent.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,260
Posted By Bob Y
If I were starting a new 12 build, I would invest...

If I were starting a new 12 build, I would invest in one of thes instead of a pneumatic...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,556
Posted By Bob Y
The posts here have mostly been of those that had...

The posts here have mostly been of those that had issues loading the new software. I’m sure there are multiple factors that could cause some to have issues and others not, like the type and age of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-06-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,132
Posted By Bob Y
As a reference, I used 36.8 g on the spinner...

As a reference, I used 36.8 g on the spinner perimeter - 46 g on the 8Ē diameter.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-06-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,132
Posted By Bob Y
See page 32 of the attached I received from the...

See page 32 of the attached I received from the manufacturer. Mine was pretty close to this guide.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8vhcmufjxcogaxh/Smooth%20Propeller.pdf?dl=0

Remember youíll be...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By Bob Y
Canít vouch for their effectiveness, but they...

Canít vouch for their effectiveness, but they make these for that purpose....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,430
Posted By Bob Y
Hereís the template youíre looking for - you...

Hereís the template youíre looking for - you should have received it with the empennage kit.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/84koo599t0bzsq1/RV-12iS%203%20Views.pdf?dl=0

And every color you add on top...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,317
Posted By Bob Y
I took mine from John Palese with Side By Side...

I took mine from John Palese with Side By Side Aviation at Waukesha Co. Airport. - (414) 745-0120.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,686
Posted By Bob Y
For the function they serve theyíre probably ok,...

For the function they serve theyíre probably ok, but I wouldnít compromise build quality on something like this. Iíd carefully drill them out. But from the photos, they appear to be too long. ...
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