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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-01-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,945
Posted By NinerBikes
I experienced this noise when under full throttle...

I experienced this noise when under full throttle climbing out at 5150-5250 rpms and 65-85 kts airspeed, and noticed that it vanished if I let up just slightly on the right rudder pedal, creating a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-27-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 29,117
Posted By NinerBikes
5150 rpm at 75 kts (Vy) climbout speed, on take...

5150 rpm at 75 kts (Vy) climbout speed, on take off.

You'll see more rpms, maybe 5200-5220, if climbing out at 85 kts.

After engine was warmed up, I seem to recall seeing about 4980-5000 rpm...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-29-2021, 02:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,199
Posted By NinerBikes
A 10 Winter motor oil at 0F has a flow rate of...

A 10 Winter motor oil at 0F has a flow rate of 150 to 160 centistokes, thick and slow.

A 40 weight motor oil at 190 to 220F has a flow rate of 13 to 14.8 centistokes. thin and fast




What is the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,199
Posted By NinerBikes
The Rotax uses a dry sump tank and oiling system....

The Rotax uses a dry sump tank and oiling system. There is rubber hose between the sump tank and the oil pump, which creates suction.

If the oil viscosity is too high from the oil being not up to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,115
Posted By NinerBikes
You can use the "paper clip" icon for...

You can use the "paper clip" icon for attachments, when you post, to load your photograph .jpeg files so that they show up in your post.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2021, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,629
Posted By NinerBikes
And they should be painted, so that they don't...

And they should be painted, so that they don't let corrosion start in on them.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-14-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,498
Posted By NinerBikes
If you haven't already, you might want to...

If you haven't already, you might want to consider painting the gear legs while they are off of the plane, to prevent corrosion.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By NinerBikes
I bought one built, the way I wanted it, with...

I bought one built, the way I wanted it, with AP... YMMV.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,115
Posted By NinerBikes
What, exactly, are you using for exhaust...

What, exactly, are you using for exhaust insulation?

Pictures and dimensions of 2 small deflectors, as well as aprox angle from existing surface?

How much additional drag, and or loss in airspeed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By NinerBikes
Next time you have the cowling off, on the...

Next time you have the cowling off, on the bottom, if the leak continues, check the weep hole on the bottom of the water pump for coolant residue, or very slow dripping.

If it's dribbling, or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-08-2021, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,648
Posted By NinerBikes
I haven't seen any RV-12 Legacy E-LSA builds with...

I haven't seen any RV-12 Legacy E-LSA builds with timed out motors around or up for sale. The motors can continue to be run "on condition" well past 2000 hrs, if serviced properly and not...
Forum: RV-9/9A 09-07-2021, 11:58 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 166,072
Posted By NinerBikes
Looks great, Rico! All the time invested in...

Looks great, Rico! All the time invested in redoing it was completely worth it, swear words and all.

Time to enjoy it, now that the heat of summer is subsiding.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2021, 11:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,995
Posted By NinerBikes
Consider a Sling 2, instead. 39.6 gallons of...

Consider a Sling 2, instead. 39.6 gallons of fuel onboard, in the wings.

The RV-12 has removable wings... fuel tanks would defeat that, plus the spars were never engineered to handle the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,648
Posted By NinerBikes
So the Serial number stays with the tail cone, if...

So the Serial number stays with the tail cone, if the tail cone is reused.

Why would someone replace all the parts in the forward fuselage and firewall forward? Asking, since there's no point in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,648
Posted By NinerBikes
Guess we need to see what's under the cowling......

Guess we need to see what's under the cowling... Carburetors or fuel injected. Perhaps also a picture of the fuel tank in back.

And does it really have the 912IS upgraded main landing gear...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,211
Posted By NinerBikes
Let your oil pressure get up around 55-60 psi or...

Let your oil pressure get up around 55-60 psi or more at 2000 to 2200 rpm first, for 5-10 seconds, then proceed to 2500+ RPMS... It's a 2 step procedure.

The A and B lane switches lighted, once...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2021, 10:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,648
Posted By NinerBikes
Otherwise known around here at a RV-12 Legacy...

Otherwise known around here at a RV-12 Legacy model.

Depending on how fast the builder completed this build, 2012's can have interesting electronics / glass EFIS combinations installed inside...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By NinerBikes
All the RV-12's I've seen have the landing light...

All the RV-12's I've seen have the landing light mounted in the right wing, at the time of the build.

Maybe contact Van's about the lighting kit?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By NinerBikes
I took lessons in my own RV-12 that I bought,...

I took lessons in my own RV-12 that I bought, second hand. It is doable, but I found being new to aircraft ownership, maintaining it, and learning to fly in it to be quite a full plate.

I would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,764
Posted By NinerBikes
I guess I've been spoiled by having a bank...

I guess I've been spoiled by having a bank indicator turn indicator to step on the bubble to prevent yaw while climbing and attitude indicator in the glass EFIS of my Skyview.

This one, to me,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,764
Posted By NinerBikes
A TOMATO FLAMES

Curious, what the minimums are for gauges on a EAB built RV-12. Completely Old School instrument panel in the pictures I saw.

As I understand it, a Magnetic compass is required, but is that as back...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 589,838
Posted By NinerBikes
Very nicely done! I like it! What does she...

Very nicely done! I like it! What does she weigh now with that fancy plummage?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,089
Posted By NinerBikes
Does your GR weigh less than 50# ? Look it up in...

Does your GR weigh less than 50# ? Look it up in the POH.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,272
Posted By NinerBikes
RV-6 7 and 8 are +6 G, -3G and rated mild...

RV-6 7 and 8 are +6 G, -3G and rated mild aerobatic, not like an Extra 300. RV-9 and RV-12 models are rated "Utility"... No spin planes.


Spend some more time on Van's website to gain more...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-22-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,272
Posted By NinerBikes
No need to reinvent the wheel. The material...

No need to reinvent the wheel.

The material thickness of the aluminum on the wing's ribs and spars are thinner than that of a RV-9 or RV-7, which are designed for the air speeds you envision.

The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,740
Posted By NinerBikes
We all start off somewhere, Scott. Just my...

We all start off somewhere, Scott. Just my experience, or lack there of. I've been stuck in pattern work behind a Pipistrel Virus numerous times (not the Virus SW),. Try it some time, in any RV, if...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,740
Posted By NinerBikes
Also a good idea to keep this in mind to maintain...

Also a good idea to keep this in mind to maintain separation on downwind, base and final. Has happened to me 2x, I go further downwind now before turning base if they are in front of me at busier...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2021, 03:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,740
Posted By NinerBikes
I'd say the RV-12 can be used for XC, if the...

I'd say the RV-12 can be used for XC, if the weather conditions are really good and not too bumpy, and you have the time. Plan on flying solo, for not exceeding gross weight limits.

I'm not aware of...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-19-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 42,672
Posted By NinerBikes
I'm a little surprised no one has talked about...

I'm a little surprised no one has talked about flying in to Stovepipe Wells L09 airport in Death Valley. No fuel available unless 87 Regular can be burned once you are up to cruise altitude......
Forum: The RV Grin 08-19-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,880
Posted By NinerBikes
I remember my piston powered first airplane ride...

I remember my piston powered first airplane ride in 40 or so years in my buddies RV-12.

That smile was not going to go away easily.

Better keep feeding her until she grows enough so that her feet...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,854
Posted By NinerBikes
Smile Perhaps, in the future, when anyone packs their...

Perhaps, in the future, when anyone packs their Carburetors for a rebuild, leave instructions inside the box that you want the carburetors rebuilt one at a time, as it's too easy to mix up the parts...
Forum: Safety 08-13-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,707
Posted By NinerBikes
I fly a RV-12... There's a decal there, on the...

I fly a RV-12... There's a decal there, on the panel, that says "No Spins allowed". They mean it.

Ok, it's Friday, it's 5 o'clock somewhere, hope you don't let a rough day or some rough shod...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,932
Posted By NinerBikes
Just wondering out loud how close that is to fuel...

Just wondering out loud how close that is to fuel consumption for a 912IS motor? At least .5 gal /hr better than what I see in my RV-12.

Still running Costco Mogas? Complete with close to 10%...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,932
Posted By NinerBikes
If you do a longer trip, say, pick an altitude, ...

If you do a longer trip, say, pick an altitude, at 4500 ft, at 5200 rpm, what's your burn rate of fuel per hour?

And what would it be at 8500 ft altitude?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,932
Posted By NinerBikes
Alright, Walt... I know this isn't a discovery,...

Alright, Walt... I know this isn't a discovery, because you told me about it... long ago, I'm just surprised I still remembered it.

You have lines of some sort, going from the carb vents to the back...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-09-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,854
Posted By NinerBikes
A muffler might be cheaper than a 600 hr...

A muffler might be cheaper than a 600 hr inspection on the gearbox, plus clutch parts due to lead contamination, due to use of 100LL, not to mention the mess it leaves inside the crankcase or behind...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2021, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,762
Posted By NinerBikes
A little late, but a fair amount of RV-12...

A little late, but a fair amount of RV-12 builders just buy the tank built and Pro sealed already from Van's, to avoid this.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,854
Posted By NinerBikes
A vacuum leak usually generates a lean air / fuel...

A vacuum leak usually generates a lean air / fuel mixture ratio. This would be inconsistent with fouled plugs and dirty motor oil in only 8 hours.

Some recent problems observed with Carburetors are...
Forum: RV-15 07-27-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 40,166
Posted By NinerBikes
Except for the price of the 915is... and grousing...

Except for the price of the 915is... and grousing that 135 hp continuous wouldn't be enough?

Also an issue of center of gravity, since the power plant is pretty light. Don't really know how hard on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-27-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By NinerBikes
Van's says they are worth 4 or 5 kts. If you're...

Van's says they are worth 4 or 5 kts.

If you're flying 5200 rpm and seeing 112 -114 kts True airspeed, Van's will probably tell you you should see 4 gals /hr at 4500-5500 MSL in a RV-12 IS with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,008
Posted By NinerBikes
So take pictures of the choke, the dot and the...

So take pictures of the choke, the dot and the lever installed properly, and post it up here, on how it should look, so we all know what to look for when reassembling the choke lever on the shaft.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,228
Posted By NinerBikes
Friend has had a screeching intermittent sound on...

Friend has had a screeching intermittent sound on Transmit, from the Garmin GTR-200 for the past 3 years. We've gone through the grounds, the antenna ground, the coax cable, the TX switches in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,373
Posted By NinerBikes
What was your static prop rpms?

What was your static prop rpms?
Forum: The RV Grin 07-19-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By NinerBikes
It must be wider somewhere else besides where my...

It must be wider somewhere else besides where my shoulders are, because we were rubbing shoulders, and it wasn't comfortable, at all. Guess it depends on where you are measuring.

I guess I need a...
Forum: The RV Grin 07-18-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,221
Posted By NinerBikes
I got a ride in a 9A yesterday. I'm 6' 5" tall,...

I got a ride in a 9A yesterday. I'm 6' 5" tall, nowhere near as limber as I used to be.

It's a few inches, at least, narrower than a RV-12, at the shoulders. It is a consideration if you fly for fun...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,622
Posted By NinerBikes
They sent me they received my request email...

They sent me they received my request email within 20 or 25 minutes of sending it in yesterday, and probably 24 25 hours later it was digitally signed by someone at my local FSDO on the bottom.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,622
Posted By NinerBikes
I used the FAA template on their website...

I used the FAA template on their website yesterday morning and my signed off LODA was in my Inbox today.

I am guessing the FAA was getting a lot of squeaky wheels to get things greased so quickly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,565
Posted By NinerBikes
Today's observation in my friends 2016 RV-12...

Today's observation in my friends 2016 RV-12 Legacy. Takeoff weight estimated at 1310#, 91 Octane Premium, no ethanol content that can be measured.

OAT 22C at 1020 Elev, Rel Humidity 88% OAC at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,622
Posted By NinerBikes
On the low and radar.... figuratively, not...

On the low and radar.... figuratively, not literally, unless you're trained for it, and in that pay grade in the military.

Having temperature inversions lately to 5000 AGL.... though, is tempting,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,565
Posted By NinerBikes
See if you can note if you're running at 210,...

See if you can note if you're running at 210, 215, 220F at 2000 or 3000 ft AGL on your next flight. Where the oil temp stops going up at on your continuous climbs. I'm interested in the new oil...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,312
Posted By NinerBikes
If it has metallic, it's 2 stage paint, color or...

If it has metallic, it's 2 stage paint, color or tint, and clear coat. Pearl has color, pearl and clear coat on top, usually 3 stage. Adds weight.


A 912 IS motor is already 25# heavier than a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,312
Posted By NinerBikes
How long does a car last before it's recycled?...

How long does a car last before it's recycled? That's how long the paint needs to last for a car.

How long does an airplane last? Seen any Bonanza B35V's still flying or Mooney's or Cessna 150's,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-10-2021, 11:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,660
Posted By NinerBikes
My voltage usually drops when my amperage load...

My voltage usually drops when my amperage load increases. I will usually see 13.4V and 7 or more amps right after start up. This continues until my rpms exceed 2500 to 2600 rpm, at which point my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-10-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,622
Posted By NinerBikes
In other words, fly low and avoid the radar. Be...

In other words, fly low and avoid the radar. Be the Gray Man.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,660
Posted By NinerBikes
A sustained 14 amp rate with your voltage that...

A sustained 14 amp rate with your voltage that low indicates a huge electrical drain.

I'd also be very concerned about destroying a very hot overheated Ducati Voltage Regulator at that rate, then...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,430
Posted By NinerBikes
They did the same on mine, and replaced the hard...

They did the same on mine, and replaced the hard drive unit too, with a new unit, under warranty.

Seems the latest update created a situation where updates were reading information faster than the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,622
Posted By NinerBikes
I've already sent the email with the information,...

I've already sent the email with the information, last night. What happens if they deny me a LODA exemption? Feels like you are being accused of being guilty until proven innocent, and proven that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,622
Posted By NinerBikes
How will you ever get a bi annual flight review...

How will you ever get a bi annual flight review in a E-LSA or E-AB that you own, without compensating the individual that spends an hour on the ground with you and an hour in the air "refreshing"...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-06-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,976
Posted By NinerBikes
Hans, Try using this app before or while doing...

Hans,

Try using this app before or while doing your flight planning. Might give you a better idea of winds on the ground at the airport, before you go down to fly. You'll worry a lot less about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-06-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,951
Posted By NinerBikes
Look in the Kit Assembly Instructions.... KAI. ...

Look in the Kit Assembly Instructions.... KAI. Maybe follow it step by step, so you get an actual E-LSA plane when you're finished building, after buying all the parts from Van's.

If you're...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,128
Posted By NinerBikes
His plane is already certified E-LSA... Being...

His plane is already certified E-LSA... Being Experimental, and certified, could he then drill them out and change them? Require dimpling skin and ribs. Sounds like a PIA, to me? Probably easier...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,211
Posted By NinerBikes
Is that on display on both Dynon and Garmin glass...

Is that on display on both Dynon and Garmin glass EFIS's?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2021, 01:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,211
Posted By NinerBikes
Do you see where it says 2500 rpm for 5 seconds...

Do you see where it says 2500 rpm for 5 seconds in the POH? Probably to excite the fields on the alternators /generators so that they start recharging the battery and generate positive amperage to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2021, 01:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,929
Posted By NinerBikes
I fly in areas that experience seasonal...

I fly in areas that experience seasonal temperature inversions, where I start at an airport that's 1034 ft and the inversion temps increase all the way up to 5500 or 6000 ft before I get above the...
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