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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2022, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,229
Posted By PilotBrent
With a decent headwind and my homemade AOA...

With a decent headwind and my homemade AOA beeping away, I'd likely land my RV-12 short of going overboard a carrier :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2022, 11:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,260
Posted By PilotBrent
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52164655187_1d...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52164655187_1d363c5443_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ntBuAF)IMG_1730 (https://flic.kr/p/2ntBuAF) by Brent Connelly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/194618293@N08/), on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2022, 06:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,260
Posted By PilotBrent
These mods are very worthwhile to do. As for the...

These mods are very worthwhile to do.

As for the canopy popping open as a potential cause of fatalities??? Aerodynamics are barely affected. If there are accidents and potential fatalities, it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By PilotBrent
My unit was limited to 3G as well and I was...

My unit was limited to 3G as well and I was getting warning emails that as of early July, SpeedTalkMobile the service I was using, is going to discontinue it. I just upgraded my hardware to the one...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-21-2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,345
Posted By PilotBrent
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52162607257_5f...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52162607257_5f44d7881d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ntqZPx)IMG_1286 (https://flic.kr/p/2ntqZPx) by Brent Connelly (https://www.flickr.com/photos/194618293@N08/), on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 42,342
Posted By PilotBrent
Glad you mentioned that. I had two rivets with...

Glad you mentioned that. I had two rivets with the same issue (out of a relatively small number for this SB) Thought it was just a black cloud day for me. Been a few years, but I very rarely had...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,651
Posted By PilotBrent
Single pilot, half tanks & cold day, I find it...

Single pilot, half tanks & cold day, I find it almost impossible to get a stall break at all.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By PilotBrent
I've seen this.

I experienced occasional intermittent fuel pressure drops, typically when descending from higher than usual altitudes (ie. pulling back on the throttle) and often when flying over or near water...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,178
Posted By PilotBrent
You made swapping out a fan worth watching Rob. ...

You made swapping out a fan worth watching Rob. Well done. B.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2022, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 897
Posted By PilotBrent
Good news for you. More often than not, its...

Good news for you. More often than not, its wiring and sensors rather than something "really" going wrong with a 912.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2022, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,344
Posted By PilotBrent
Good reminder. I frankly don't look too closely...

Good reminder. I frankly don't look too closely at the drip pans since they are non-structural and didn't assume were under any real stress. Clearly vibration is unforgiving. Will certainly take a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-23-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,530
Posted By PilotBrent
Seems like a good excuse to fly, ... would be...

Seems like a good excuse to fly, ... would be shame to let all that good fuel to to waste!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2022, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,178
Posted By PilotBrent
Rob, I suspect on a 2011 RV-12, that 5amp fuse...

Rob, I suspect on a 2011 RV-12, that 5amp fuse just supplies the rear facet fuel pump and these cooling fans. Could always tap into the Pwr Outlet 5amp fuse to be safe for "MAGA fans" I guess.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2022, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 928
Posted By PilotBrent
While I get ribbing from pilots in my...

While I get ribbing from pilots in my neighborhood about my RV-12 cruise speed, I typically remind them of my fuel burn and clean aircraft belly. Do respect experimenting with things like this, but...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,729
Posted By PilotBrent
Agreed, but seems backwards to install an ILS/Nav...

Agreed, but seems backwards to install an ILS/Nav Radio these days when just adding a certified GPS source adds so many more approaches. Garmin 175 unit was most cost effective (& capable) path...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2022, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,729
Posted By PilotBrent
Had to look twice to confirm it was still an...

Had to look twice to confirm it was still an RV-12. Not knocking it at all, but thats a lot of avionics for that Rotax to pull. Very nice.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,924
Posted By PilotBrent
Me too. And what builder doesn't like a fix that...

Me too. And what builder doesn't like a fix that requires a dab of JB Weld.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 42,342
Posted By PilotBrent
I agree with your speculation. Some aircraft...

I agree with your speculation. Some aircraft seem to have cracks every time a SB is issued to look for them. Others, never. Some builders are obsessive in deburring, filing, sanding etc... every...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 42,342
Posted By PilotBrent
Something tells me, most of your builders are <...

Something tells me, most of your builders are < 200lbs .... evidently one of the major challenges RV-12 owners are dealing with in the US is either going on a crash diet, or finding a talented &...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 42,342
Posted By PilotBrent
I agree with the sentiment, that most of these...

I agree with the sentiment, that most of these SBs seem to address issues I haven't seen myself. However, several of them in recent years are in places I frankly don't manage to inspect very closely...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,309
Posted By PilotBrent
Haven't seen that done. Beyond installing wheel...

Haven't seen that done. Beyond installing wheel pants have seen some install custom transitions between them and gear leg and gear leg and fuselage. Claim some benefit. Pop rivets on the entire...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2022, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By PilotBrent
Follow the KAI, proven the safest pathway to a...

Follow the KAI, proven the safest pathway to a good nights sleep.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2022, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,239
Posted By PilotBrent
Concur with this. During my initial flight...

Concur with this. During my initial flight testing, there may be need to lower or raise the flapperons to achieve level flight/ball centered etc... if you are detecting a heavy wing. I found at the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,729
Posted By PilotBrent
Certainly don't disagree with that, however, in...

Certainly don't disagree with that, however, in the real world many of us have sourced replacement aluminum fuel tubing to "reconstruct" various components we messed up the first time. (I'm much...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-04-2022, 05:58 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 42,342
Posted By PilotBrent
Hanger Alligators hiding in there ?

Hanger Alligators hiding in there ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2022, 07:34 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 42,342
Posted By PilotBrent
Going to ask my Urologist if he can get me a...

Going to ask my Urologist if he can get me a discount.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,159
Posted By PilotBrent
I had a passenger close and "apparently" latch my...

I had a passenger close and "apparently" latch my RV12 canopy over six years ago. We flew for about 45min, at this point over Lake Michigan, when it suddenly popped open while we were climbing. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 42,342
Posted By PilotBrent
Will buy a beer at Oshkosh for the first guy who...

Will buy a beer at Oshkosh for the first guy who posts accurate measurements of the various plywood/foam rectangles for this SB. (sure would like to cut them out in advance of crawling in there...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 42,342
Posted By PilotBrent
according to Vans, it only takes 2.4 hours. ;)

according to Vans, it only takes 2.4 hours. ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-18-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 42,342
Posted By PilotBrent
Interesting the SB says to... remove the seats...

Interesting the SB says to... remove the seats and baggage bulkhead to gain access....just didn't mention that pesky fuel tank most of us have in the way?!!

Oh well, says this whole job only takes...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,927
Posted By PilotBrent
Canít tell you the number of times that I thought...

Canít tell you the number of times that I thought I had a more serious problem, but found in the end it was something simple like a connection or loose wire. Congrats
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2022, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,163
Posted By PilotBrent
There are several other threads on here...

There are several other threads on here addressing flying IFR / weather etc...in an LSA. It basically depends on what your operating limitations say...most E-LSA limitations will allow it so long as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 858
Posted By PilotBrent
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=201718

Apparently a shared part with other kits. Still seems odd to me that the KIA had us install them.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2022, 07:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,255
Posted By PilotBrent
Only cold weather starting issue I've had with...

Only cold weather starting issue I've had with the ULS is when the dumb pilot is so cold he skips over the pre-start checklist too fast and forgets to switch on the two ignition switches. Engine...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-27-2022, 03:06 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 67,549
Posted By PilotBrent
Bottom skin is damaged which I think is one large...

Bottom skin is damaged which I think is one large piece. Maybe rebuilding the entire fuselage section is more straightforward way to go. Might be easier than trying to match some of the new with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,578
Posted By PilotBrent
Will be looking out for this Rob. Interested in...

Will be looking out for this Rob. Interested in similar setup.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By PilotBrent
I had also understood that S-LSA aircraft cannot...

I had also understood that S-LSA aircraft cannot fly in actual IMC weather under IFR, as ASTM had inserted that limitation in their rules which govern those aircraft. They can train as an IFR...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2022, 08:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By PilotBrent
I did not add a heated pitot tube, so I am/will...

I did not add a heated pitot tube, so I am/will not fly anywhere close to freezing conditions in IMC. Have seen others add a heated Dynon pitot tube on the RV12 wing as an option. Haven't gone down...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2022, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By PilotBrent
One should check their E-LSA operating...

One should check their E-LSA operating limitations assigned to their aircraft. Mine allow it, but I've heard of different situations.

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(11) After completion of phase I flight testing,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By PilotBrent
That's correct. DPE asks that both precision and...

That's correct. DPE asks that both precision and non-precision approaches be demonstrated. So you effectively need an ILS capable panel for the check ride as that would be the only way to perform a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-24-2022, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,124
Posted By PilotBrent
GPS 175 was the most cost effective option I...

GPS 175 was the most cost effective option I found to upgrade the RV-12 for IFR legal approaches. Maybe switching out the radio for one with VOR capability could technically be done for less, but...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2022, 06:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,256
Posted By PilotBrent
Great to hear you finally have some success. Our...

Great to hear you finally have some success. Our aircraft are evolving into computer networks that are moved around with a couple of wings. Software engineers will be (arguably are) more valuable...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2022, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,898
Posted By PilotBrent
Candidly, relying on the fuel flow to accurately...

Candidly, relying on the fuel flow to accurately track fuel consumption in an RV-12 with a continuous fuel return loop is a fools errand in my opinion. Measure actual fuel added to tank and divide...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,075
Posted By PilotBrent
Good question. Dynon D3 battery backup attitude...

Good question. Dynon D3 battery backup attitude ind. Sometimes takes a few min to locate satellites. B.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 12-23-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,075
Posted By PilotBrent
Talking First Nighttime Flight over NYC - Merry Christmas Everyone!

https://youtu.be/MDGNk_rkKIg

Not exactly a long trip (~1 hour 15min) but a spectacular view of Manhattan at night a few days before Christmas 2021.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,275
Posted By PilotBrent
I had a pitot static inspection done this week. ...

I had a pitot static inspection done this week. The logbook sticker they gave me said it was valid to 20,000 feet. I told the guy its a non-turbo 100HP rotax, I wouldn't pay for anything above...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 396,369
Posted By PilotBrent
RV-12 N3942A Enters the Fleet.

https://vansairforce.net/community/attachment.php?attachmentid=19731&stc=1&d=1639673849

Congratulations to Mike Rose, Doylestown PA, who recently flew his RV-12 for the very first time and has been...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-06-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,383
Posted By PilotBrent
What are these nutplates for again?

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Forum: Canada 11-22-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 844
Posted By PilotBrent
CANPASS status.....

Would appreciate someone with knowledge to update me on what is happening or planned with CANPASS. During Covid last 1 1/2 yrs clearly things were different. But, as the border is gradually opening...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,002
Posted By PilotBrent
I'd also remove the rubber collar and inspect the...

I'd also remove the rubber collar and inspect the inner surface. On one of my annuals, I found the rubber has partially deteriorated where in contact with fuel. Easy, cheap to replace with newer...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-24-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 489,235
Posted By PilotBrent
Power draw was a question for me too. Of the...

Power draw was a question for me too. Of the various Garmin navigators this one takes the least. The units with nav/com, FIS-B etc... capabilities clearly draw more. Trying to find reference but I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-24-2021, 01:02 PM
Replies: 361
Views: 489,235
Posted By PilotBrent
Added Garmin GPS 175 Navigator, Dynon D3 and several other items to panel

I completed some additions to my panel, primarily to provide GPS/IFR navigation capability. Not for "hard" IFR by any means, but to allow me to maintain currency and the ability to get out of places...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-14-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,047
Posted By PilotBrent
Sound advice.

Sound advice.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-22-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,944
Posted By PilotBrent
Threads like this make me a little uncomfortable....

Threads like this make me a little uncomfortable. ALL aircraft have strengths and weaknesses - choose the one that most matches your mission and you should be very satisfied. I have favorites, but...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,500
Posted By PilotBrent
200 hour rebuild

Rotax manuals recommend overhauling the carbs every 200 hours which I understand not everyone adheres to in E-LSA world. After taking the Rotax courses at Lockwood I realized how many small parts...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,157
Posted By PilotBrent
I use to have low fuel pressure warnings pop up...

I use to have low fuel pressure warnings pop up from time to time, usually when descending from altitude (or near water of course). Replaced pressure sensor, no difference. Engine ran fine. Use a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,099
Posted By PilotBrent
Only have one myself (2nd wasn't an option when I...

Only have one myself (2nd wasn't an option when I built). Last flight on final, an aircraft on ground radioed me to advise that my "second" flashing light was not working, wanted me to be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,325
Posted By PilotBrent
I took both the 2 day service and the additional...

I took both the 2 day service and the additional 2 day maintenance Rotax courses at Lockwood from Dean over 6 years ago. Four straight days at Sebring but very enjoyable. Also took the 16 hour...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,712
Posted By PilotBrent
And then add another 2 weeks for other innovators...

And then add another 2 weeks for other innovators to make the plunge. Whats the rush?:D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2020, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,878
Posted By PilotBrent
Generally push mine to full in order to release...

Generally push mine to full in order to release the stress on the safety springs. Somewhere in the past that was recommended to me and I've been doing it that way for years.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 27,727
Posted By PilotBrent
Glad there is tremendous oversight by Van's but...

Glad there is tremendous oversight by Van's but (sarcastically) I'm now going to need a much larger binder to organize all the Van's SBs on the 12. Is there a part we haven't reinspected or replaced...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,708
Posted By PilotBrent
Very similar to my experience. When I went into...

Very similar to my experience. When I went into the avionics shop after having flown for 2 years, the tech was not pleased that the equipment had not ever been tested. Clearly confusion that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-02-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 11,300
Posted By PilotBrent
I've been going through EAA / Falcon Ins. for my...

I've been going through EAA / Falcon Ins. for my RV-12 for several years. This year the initial quote was 28% higher than in 2019. After raising concerns about the unexpected bump, revised quote...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-21-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,700
Posted By PilotBrent
Count me as a proud boy too....

Count me as a proud boy too....
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