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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2021, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,048
Posted By mbell
[QUOTE It's hard to imagine that both modules are...

[QUOTE
It's hard to imagine that both modules are independently having the same problem, unless there is a common point. Any other thoughts? Mark[/QUOTE]

If these are the old-style green-band...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,048
Posted By mbell
My old 2009 Aerotrek had both modules fail in...

My old 2009 Aerotrek had both modules fail in this way. The diagnostic trick from Lockwood is this: if it won't start don't touch a thing except to put an ice pack on the top module for a few...
Forum: RV-14 02-03-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,452
Posted By mbell
Is the UV canopy an option from Vans, or...

Is the UV canopy an option from Vans, or something aftermarket?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-02-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,476
Posted By mbell
I sent two at the same time last year. One...

I sent two at the same time last year. One arrived in 2 days. The other was written off after a month or two, but eventually arrived.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-24-2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By mbell
I think the old one was a Honeywell, and that's...

I think the old one was a Honeywell, and that's what I'm going to try next.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-07-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By mbell
Decent charcoal respirator?

I use a forced-air system for the nasty stuff, but a charcoal respirator is nice for the occasional rattle-can and non-isocyanate spraying. My old mask worked perfectly but the cartridges are no...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,002
Posted By mbell
The downside to the 0 degree overload clutch is...

The downside to the 0 degree overload clutch is you cannot do the "fish scale" clutch inspection. So iS engines require a 600 hour gearbox inspection, even if operated 100% on mogas.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,740
Posted By mbell
There is no minimum coolant temp. The only reason...

There is no minimum coolant temp. The only reason I can think of for a coolant thermostat is if you want cabin heat from the coolant.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,319
Posted By mbell
Not a hangar item but stuff you gotta have: a...

Not a hangar item but stuff you gotta have: a canopy breaker tool, if it's not already equipped.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-31-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,551
Posted By mbell
I have had good luck with red Loctite to help...

I have had good luck with red Loctite to help prevent rivnuts from spinning. Recent Kitplanes article recommends epoxy. Also, when able it can help a lot to avoid countersinking the flush rivnut...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2020, 08:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,176
Posted By mbell
It's my understanding that the throttle springs...

It's my understanding that the throttle springs are there to allow for flexible-wire (pull-only) throttle cables, and to allow for better carb synchronization. The springs can be set for...
Forum: California 08-15-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,389
Posted By mbell
There have been several recent sales at Cameron...

There have been several recent sales at Cameron Airpark. Sometimes there is hangar space on the airpark side. Might try contacting Friends of Cameron Airport (Focafly.org). In the past they have been...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,872
Posted By mbell
You will probably find that some humdrum Cessna...

You will probably find that some humdrum Cessna 172 or Piper Cherokee is a lot easier to insure than LSA. Many more underwriters are in the game.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-02-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,085
Posted By mbell
I was on the grounds at Kaiser Roseville and I...

I was on the grounds at Kaiser Roseville and I can tell you two things:

1. You looked great.

2. The staff really appreciated it. There was a lot of coin-tossing going on to determine who got to go...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-17-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 594
Posted By mbell
Your best yet!

Your best yet!
Forum: COMM 04-09-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,334
Posted By mbell
I have been flying with the panel control unit...

I have been flying with the panel control unit and remote radio for about 75 hours. I like the panel control function. Only downside is the panel unit failed intermittently, then altogether. Same...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,687
Posted By mbell
Effective this weekend, Angel Flight West has...

Effective this weekend, Angel Flight West has suspended all flights till the pandemic subsides.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,388
Posted By mbell
Mine were out of synch afterwards, but the AirCam...

Mine were out of synch afterwards, but the AirCam has a one-off throttle cable arrangement. As the local Rotax guru says, "never miss an opportunity to check your carb synch."
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,795
Posted By mbell
I must have used 20 feet of it on the last...

I must have used 20 feet of it on the last project. Looks better than spiral wrap but less abrasion resistance in the areas where that is a bigger concern. One downside is it has very low heat...
Forum: Painting your RV 01-22-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,656
Posted By mbell
Thank you all for the info, and Bruce check your...

Thank you all for the info, and Bruce check your PM.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-21-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,656
Posted By mbell
Anyone have a recent pirep on Kracon? I used T&P...

Anyone have a recent pirep on Kracon? I used T&P initially but need some trim colors and Kracon is close by.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,217
Posted By mbell
If both planes are sitting on the ramp in front...

If both planes are sitting on the ramp in front of you, this crowd is going to say go for the RV. Even on the Beech forum you might get the same advice. But if you are talking about a flying Bonanza...
Forum: California 10-22-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,590
Posted By mbell
Thanks Mike, and he says OK to post his...

Thanks Mike, and he says OK to post his email:

dardilly51 (at) gmail.com
Forum: California 10-22-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,590
Posted By mbell
As of a few weeks ago, there's a new DAR in...

As of a few weeks ago, there's a new DAR in California. Richard "Dilly" Dilbeck inspected many homebuilts when he was with the SAC FSDO. Now he's a DAR. I had the pleasure of working with him on my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-04-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,961
Posted By mbell
At least in El Dorado County they do add the use...

At least in El Dorado County they do add the use tax to the valuation.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,885
Posted By mbell
Well, I spoke too soon about the circlips being...

Well, I spoke too soon about the circlips being available. CPS sent me the wrong parts. In following up, it seems they won't be available for another month or so. LEAF says the same.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,885
Posted By mbell
CPS has the parts in stock. And Rotax Owner has a...

CPS has the parts in stock. And Rotax Owner has a free video showing how to perform the SB.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-07-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,624
Posted By mbell
I called EAA Government Relations and Paul Dye is...

I called EAA Government Relations and Paul Dye is correct. This limitation has been on the books for years and was meant to apply to heavy jet warbirds and the like. For some reason some FSDOs have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-06-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,490
Posted By mbell
You would be well-served to take a factory Rotax...

You would be well-served to take a factory Rotax class from Lockwood, LEAF, CPS, etc. The class is fun, and you will be in a much better position to do the installation, not to mention the...
Forum: California 12-29-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 780
Posted By mbell
It was 5+ years ago but Sullivan Propeller in...

It was 5+ years ago but Sullivan Propeller in Hayward did a nice job for me.
Forum: Painting your RV 12-01-2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,856
Posted By mbell
I used Aerographics on my 6A and would use them...

I used Aerographics on my 6A and would use them again.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,757
Posted By mbell
Bob Nuckolls' AeroElectric Connection shows a...

Bob Nuckolls' AeroElectric Connection shows a schematic for the Rotax that includes OVP, and B&C sells the parts. Seems easy enough to do, but obviously not a common thing to do. I didn't realize the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-22-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,757
Posted By mbell
Over-Voltage Protection

Does the RV-12 have any built-in over-voltage protection? I know of at least one SLSA make without it, so it must not be a certification requirement. If so, is the Rotax charging system not prone to...
Forum: Painting your RV 08-13-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,658
Posted By mbell
I replaced the stripes on my RV-6A dry and ended...

I replaced the stripes on my RV-6A dry and ended up with plenty of little bubbles. They eventually went away. Recently placed lots of vinyl trim around some AirCam windows using Rapid Tack, with...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,210
Posted By mbell
Works great

Changed 3 tires last week, and this tool made it a piece of cake.
Forum: California 07-12-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 576
Posted By mbell
Monterey Bay Academy

Anybody been in there lately? Wondering about the runway condition.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2018, 08:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,593
Posted By mbell
Plain water works fine, especially if used...

Plain water works fine, especially if used immediately after flying. Wet one end of a bath towel with water, and use the rest of the towel to wipe off the water.

If you apply Rejex (available from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,952
Posted By mbell
Gorgeous paint! Your design or a pro?

Gorgeous paint! Your design or a pro?
Forum: California 02-11-2017, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,111
Posted By mbell
California is super slow sending out the tax...

California is super slow sending out the tax bill, but eventually they will find you. I'm in the same situation and from their website I see that the tax is not delinquent for over a year from the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-04-2016, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,407
Posted By mbell
Liquid white-out lasts a long time.

Liquid white-out lasts a long time.
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-14-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,519
Posted By mbell
How about The Flying Cacti at Glendale? Per Van's...

How about The Flying Cacti at Glendale? Per Van's website, they have one at their school.
Forum: RV-14 03-09-2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,976
Posted By mbell
If you look on the Cherry website they show that...

If you look on the Cherry website they show that the shop end can stick out and still be OK. It could be "flush" and not be OK, because the manufactured head determines whether or not the rivet set...
Forum: Painting your RV 02-01-2016, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,941
Posted By mbell
If the black comes out fine then there's a...

If the black comes out fine then there's a problem with Stewart's yellow. Have you tried another batch from them?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,910
Posted By mbell
I'm a retired physician and I think most non-AMEs...

I'm a retired physician and I think most non-AMEs will balk at this, unless maybe they are used to doing other DOT physicals for truck drivers and they are willing to get up to speed on the process....
Forum: Primers 12-19-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,258
Posted By mbell
I have been using it for a year or so and it's a...

I have been using it for a year or so and it's a great time-saver compared to acids and Alodine, not to mention less toxic. I had wondered if it was in use by the USAF or just approved by the USAF,...
Forum: RV-10 12-11-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,386
Posted By mbell
There's also Jim Rore in Stockton. PM if you need...

There's also Jim Rore in Stockton. PM if you need his contact info.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-25-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,840
Posted By mbell
You might try some double margin bits. I bought a...

You might try some double margin bits. I bought a few and find they drill nice, round holes. Wish I had discovered them a few thousand holes ago.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,222
Posted By mbell
I was unable to reach them a couple of years ago,...

I was unable to reach them a couple of years ago, so I think they are long gone. I was told that there is now a filter made for cars that looks identical and has the same filter elements, etc. You...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,905
Posted By mbell
A few things to consider from someone who has...

A few things to consider from someone who has owned a bunch of U.S. and Commie warbird trainers:

Don't even consider a PT-26 unless someone has competently and recently rebuilt the wooden center...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-16-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,197
Posted By mbell
The only thing better than bubble solution is...

The only thing better than bubble solution is some stuff called "Snoop", from Swagelok, available on Amazon and elsewhere. Unlike soapy water, there are no bubbles when you spray or brush it on,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,590
Posted By mbell
I picked up a flyer somewhere (I think at...

I picked up a flyer somewhere (I think at Columbia) for a mobile painter. Says he specializes in the Cirrus but the photos show helicopters and cabin twins too. His name is Rick Bacon and the phone...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,261
Posted By mbell
Even with the punch it can be tricky to do in the...

Even with the punch it can be tricky to do in the airplane. It requires a large pilot hole. If you can't find help at LVK, you are welcome to fly up to O61 and we will punch the new hole.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-07-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,044
Posted By mbell
Scotchbrite by hand doesn't do much deburring....

Scotchbrite by hand doesn't do much deburring. But a Scotchbrite roloc disk in a die grinder is quick and effective deburring tool that leaves a super smooth hole and no countersink. One...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,598
Posted By mbell
My take is that a balloon that stays inflated for...

My take is that a balloon that stays inflated for 48 hours is a good sign. But the purpose of the balloon is to allow you to pressurize the tank without over-pressurizing it. Too much pressure and...
Forum: Close Calls / Lessons Learned 04-25-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,665
Posted By mbell
Not a surgeon, but as an anesthesiologist I have...

Not a surgeon, but as an anesthesiologist I have seen the procedure thousands of times. Every single item is inventoried by two people before the case begins, and again at the end. Discrepancies mean...
Forum: Tools 12-31-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,119
Posted By mbell
I just sawed an inch or so off the handle of the...

I just sawed an inch or so off the handle of the tool.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-25-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 10,289
Posted By mbell
I have used Micro-mesh on one canopy and Scratch...

I have used Micro-mesh on one canopy and Scratch Off on two. They work great, but Scratch Off is way easier and faster.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-06-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,779
Posted By mbell
Gorgeous!!

Gorgeous!!
Forum: Polishing your RV 01-02-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 38,176
Posted By mbell
That Cessna 195 in the photo above used to be...

That Cessna 195 in the photo above used to be mine. It was a mess when I got it and took many days to get it looking decent. I'm planning to polish my next project. It's easier to start with fresh...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-03-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,470
Posted By mbell
Spray carburetor cleaner dissolves it instantly....

Spray carburetor cleaner dissolves it instantly. Test carefully on your paint first, but I have used it even on Cub fabric without hurting anything.
Forum: Formation Flying 10-13-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,725
Posted By mbell
Great show. The best act at OSH this year.

Great show. The best act at OSH this year.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,163
Posted By mbell
ProtectAll does a nice job and no white residue.

ProtectAll does a nice job and no white residue.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,019
Posted By mbell
Clecolok USA clecos are garbage. I hope they...

Clecolok USA clecos are garbage. I hope they aren't really made in the USA. I sent mine back for a refund. Avery sells the Wedgeloks which are fine.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-02-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,205
Posted By mbell
My PTT key is failing and they are going to...

My PTT key is failing and they are going to replace the whole unit. Mine is a backup only, so it sits unused for months at a time and the battery stays charged. It's unusable with my Zulu headset due...
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