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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,061
Posted By subpar_bucker
I followed the instructions from reiff. I took...

I followed the instructions from reiff. I took the heater element and held it up to the oil pan and traced its outline with a gray sharpie. I put painters tape along the lines (leaving a little...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,945
Posted By subpar_bucker
This seemed like such a coincidence that I...

This seemed like such a coincidence that I couldn't pass it up. We had a friend visiting who is a physics teacher. I asked her if she knew who Dr Julius Sumner Miller was - she did not. So I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,061
Posted By subpar_bucker
I talked to Van's support. They have not updated...

I talked to Van's support. They have not updated the install instructions for the 12iS, but they do recommend installing the engine block heater portion on the other side (#2 cylinder side) of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-04-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,061
Posted By subpar_bucker
Oil heater install question for 12iS

I finally got around to installing the REIFF oil heater. The original instructions are here:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Notification-2016-10-17.pdf

I have a few...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By subpar_bucker
Thanks for the suggestions. I was able to clean...

Thanks for the suggestions. I was able to clean up the hole (must have been a burr) and insert the pins successfully afterwards.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-21-2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By subpar_bucker
Cotter pin insertion for F-00098 in 25iS/U-06

Stupid question: did anyone else have issues getting their cotter pin inserted into the hole in F-00098? Googling doesn't yield anyone else struggling. I put my seats together a few years ago but...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2021, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,222
Posted By subpar_bucker
Mine is 100.5 inches for the stabilator. I don't...

Mine is 100.5 inches for the stabilator. I don't have my wheel fairings on so I can't help you there.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-05-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,268
Posted By subpar_bucker
Attaching stabilator during construction, but after complying with the SB

Greetings,

I realized now that I'm about to install the stabilator that complying with the SB for cracking means the pre-glued washers aren't going to work. I was wondering if there are any tips...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-11-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,172
Posted By subpar_bucker
This may or may not help others, but tonight I...

This may or may not help others, but tonight I upgraded the firmware on my GTN650 and after rebooting that, my problem disappeared.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-08-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,172
Posted By subpar_bucker
Ryan, Let's make a pact that we will post the...

Ryan,

Let's make a pact that we will post the solution to our problem once we have them sorted - ok?

I'm hitting this now too :(
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,083
Posted By subpar_bucker
RV-12 rudder trim tab evolution

My wife and I built our empennage kit at Synergy Air in 2016. Recently I got the rudder out and installed it. Last night I was in the garage and noticed a missing rivet (bottom most, aft most rivet...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,163
Posted By subpar_bucker
I was confused by the instructions referenced in...

I was confused by the instructions referenced in this thread (and by the fact that one the rivets I used is different than illustrated on 9iS/U-07). I went back and looked at the SB: ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,871
Posted By subpar_bucker
I'm also interested in finding a shop that will...

I'm also interested in finding a shop that will perform this service for my -12 once I am done building. If anyone has any recommendations for places in the north eastern US I would appreciate...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-06-2020, 08:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,172
Posted By subpar_bucker
Torque value for Dynon antennas?

I was wondering if anyone has been able to determine what value I should use when installing one of these?

https://www.dynonstore.com/#!/ADS-B-Receiver-UAT-Antenna-Rod-type-978-MHz/p/52526402
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,189
Posted By subpar_bucker
Thank you gentlemen. Robert Carsey also...

Thank you gentlemen. Robert Carsey also suggested rigid foam insulation with slots cut for the bulkheads.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,189
Posted By subpar_bucker
I'm curious if anyone else has come up with a...

I'm curious if anyone else has come up with a general solution to the issue Robert mentioned at the beginning: is there a technique for crawling back through the tail safely, without damaging the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,137
Posted By subpar_bucker
It strikes me that during this entire...

It strikes me that during this entire conversation no one mentioned the word variometer.

Reminds me of that line from the Ironman movie:

"How did you solve the icing problem?"

"What icing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,041
Posted By subpar_bucker
I wanted to pass this along to others - I'm not...

I wanted to pass this along to others - I'm not sure if anyone else had this issue or not. I used the nuts that shipped with my propeller to install it by threading them on to the AN5-65A bolts. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 970
Posted By subpar_bucker
Cross check my FF-1216 pitot tube line routing please

I was hoping that I could get a few folks to look over how I've routed the pitot tube on my 12iS. Here are some pictures:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/1oNqubLaobQC5hXv7

I was having an issue...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,189
Posted By subpar_bucker
I just went downstairs and measured the larger...

I just went downstairs and measured the larger hole - it's 2" tall and 3" wide if that helps. If you have a smaller partner, or a child nearby they may be able to help (assuming you extract the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,688
Posted By subpar_bucker
Thanks for all the feedback. I wasn't aware of...

Thanks for all the feedback. I wasn't aware of the other template. I'll think about what look I like best and Scott's point about how often this will be an issue going forward.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2020, 08:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,688
Posted By subpar_bucker
Here's what mine ended up looking...

Here's what mine ended up looking like:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/r3mzRJYeCrnfP7hUA

I'm not sure how you ended up with the second screw visible on the aluminum piece that covers the instrument...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,427
Posted By subpar_bucker
I had the same experience AaronG had. I'm a...

I had the same experience AaronG had. I'm a first time builder, so I thought it was me, but I have a friend who has built a 12 before, has 30+ years of experience in the industry and has access to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-24-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,763
Posted By subpar_bucker
All I want for Christmas is...

My three blade prop!
My three blade prop!
My three blade prop!

:)

I don't know how this popped into my head but once it was there I thought you all might get a kick out of it.

I also want to be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,199
Posted By subpar_bucker
Thanks for the responses everyone! I'll go with...

Thanks for the responses everyone! I'll go with the inside paint option.

Also, if anyone needs gray epoxy dye let me know. It turns out a bottle is enough for 100 canopies :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-06-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,199
Posted By subpar_bucker
Dye failure on canopy fiberglass

I just finished laying up the canopy fiberglass and unfortunately the view from inside is as green as all get out :( I have the canopy glare shield that I'm going to install later, but there will be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,608
Posted By subpar_bucker
Thanks for all the replies everyone!

Thanks for all the replies everyone!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,608
Posted By subpar_bucker
About to countersink the canopy front bow holes

Just want to double check because I cannot find this via google. The AACQ-4-4 rivet countersink angle is 100 degrees correct?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 848
Posted By subpar_bucker
Trying to line up the canopy frame overhang in section 39iS/U-04

Greetings,

I was wondering if anyone else has had the same thought I'm having while I ensure the WD-1219 frame edge overlaps the side of the fuselage correctly? I read ahead to page U-10 where...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2019, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,427
Posted By subpar_bucker
I am a first time builder who is about 75% of the...

I am a first time builder who is about 75% of the way through my 12iS.

I agree with everything Patrick says. I will reiterate his line about the steel flapperon counterbalance tubes. There are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,193
Posted By subpar_bucker
I just started working on this myself. The issue...

I just started working on this myself. The issue I'm having is clearance between the material to be removed and the portions that are to remain. I started trying to drill from the bottom to the top...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,386
Posted By subpar_bucker
Any update on the availability of the IFR...

Any update on the availability of the IFR avionics package?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-31-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,350
Posted By subpar_bucker
RV-12iS fuel line photos

I wanted to send a quick post our showing the installation of the fuel lines I purchased from Aircraft Specialty. I've created a shared google photos album (hopefully that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2018, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,448
Posted By subpar_bucker
Thanks for the advice. I appreciate it. I can...

Thanks for the advice. I appreciate it.

I can report back that attempting to insert the bolts from below didn't work out. We spent an unpleasant 90 minutes trying to insert them in this fashion,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-26-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,448
Posted By subpar_bucker
Talked to Eric this morning and got a...

Talked to Eric this morning and got a confirmation email back this afternoon - I can invert bolts for installation with the addition of a washer under the bolt head in order to aid in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,448
Posted By subpar_bucker
AN5-47A bolt insertion on page 35iS/U-03

Greetings,

I believe I've hit an issue with step 3 on this page where I'm instructed to insert the AN5-47A bolts. Namely, with the fuel tank installed, this is an impossible task to perform as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-01-2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,403
Posted By subpar_bucker
That worked like a charm. Thanks for the...

That worked like a charm. Thanks for the suggestion!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-01-2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,403
Posted By subpar_bucker
Question about forward end of fuel line F-12127A in Section 27iS page 7

Is anyone else having trouble aligning the tube with the bypass fitting assembly? I realized after cutting and flaring that I did not bend the tubing forward of the bulkhead in order to align it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-23-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,473
Posted By subpar_bucker
Here I was all impressed that you had ordered...

Here I was all impressed that you had ordered your 12iS compatible avionics kit! I keep waiting for the announcement of when those will be available!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-12-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,237
Posted By subpar_bucker
I think maybe a short chapter by chapter video of...

I think maybe a short chapter by chapter video of things people usually screw up would be helpful. As an example for chapter 28 of the 12iS build:

Visual reminder that the 45 degree fittings have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-06-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 990
Posted By subpar_bucker
Yeah, you use it in step 8.

Yeah, you use it in step 8.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-20-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,386
Posted By subpar_bucker
I have received the same update. I haven't...

I have received the same update. I haven't installed it yet, but I did trim out the pattern and test fit it. Didn't look right - then I realized Van's as updated this section of the plans and I was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-09-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,446
Posted By subpar_bucker
Thanks for the reply Scott. I'm glad to hear...

Thanks for the reply Scott. I'm glad to hear this project isn't dead.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,446
Posted By subpar_bucker
Getting back to the original point of this...

Getting back to the original point of this thread: does the lack of an announcement on this topic from Van's mean the three bladed prop is not going to be offered for the 12iS?

I've gone back and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,704
Posted By subpar_bucker
I was poking around the vans website yesterday...

I was poking around the vans website yesterday and under the -14 service information page found several excellent "how to fiberglass the -14 canopy" videos. I realize this isn't intended for the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,019
Posted By subpar_bucker
In exchanging more text messages with my friend,...

In exchanging more text messages with my friend, I believe the answer is yes but the price is now $520?

I'm trying to find the part number to confirm this, but in the electronic version of the plans...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,019
Posted By subpar_bucker
I'm resurrecting this old thread for a friend who...

I'm resurrecting this old thread for a friend who owns one of the earliest -12's (#31 I believe). During the annual for his -12 he noticed he has a radiator leak. "My radiator is leaking. Upper...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,446
Posted By subpar_bucker
I have no insider information, but it seems to me...

I have no insider information, but it seems to me if there is an update on this topic it will likely be announced at Oshkosh :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,608
Posted By subpar_bucker
Can't squeeze the 4-5 rivets on the 12iS seat backs

Greetings,

I've been scratching my head trying to orient my squeezer in order to successfully squeeze the 4-5 rivets on my seat backs. I'm using a 3" yoke from Cleaveland. In watching the videos...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2018, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,443
Posted By subpar_bucker
F-01204J

FYI, on page 23iS/U-04 when you go to countersink both F-01204J's make sure the top two rivet holes match the holes on the mating F-01204K-R/L's. All the rivet holes on F-01204J are symmetric except...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 22,446
Posted By subpar_bucker
I realize this may be an unfair question for...

I realize this may be an unfair question for Scott, but I'm getting closer to ordering my 12iS engine kit and I'm wondering if he can characterize the timeline for when this decision will be made. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,696
Posted By subpar_bucker
Thanks Scott!

Thanks Scott!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2018, 10:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,696
Posted By subpar_bucker
A quick question about the rivets at the aft end...

A quick question about the rivets at the aft end of the bottom skin. On page 21iS/U-22 those rivets are marked as DO NOT RIVET. In particular the center section of rivets that attach the skin to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-01-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 37,445
Posted By subpar_bucker
I sent in my check for the new fuselage this...

I sent in my check for the new fuselage this week. I'm curious if anyone has any idea what the lead time will be for delivery? I check Vans lead time page and it says 12 weeks for the -12 fuselage....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 30,167
Posted By subpar_bucker
I thought of one more suggestion. After...

I thought of one more suggestion. After cleco'ing every thing together are you reaming with a #30 ream the holes to final size before you try to rivet them? I had to do that for every hole so far...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 30,167
Posted By subpar_bucker
I'm not sure this is something that you can...

I'm not sure this is something that you can afford, but as a first time builder I received a very large amount of help/instruction/confidence by attending one of the synergy air classes last fall...
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