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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,811
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Thanks again to all of you who shared your...

Thanks again to all of you who shared your knowledge and experience with me. I tried many of your suggestions ó all that I had the tools, ability and confidence to try. I wasn't able to do everything...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-08-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,353
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Here is the 2018 version of Page 50-05.

Here is the 2018 version of Page 50-05.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-06-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,811
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Thank you very much to all of you who have...

Thank you very much to all of you who have offered me suggestions and wisdom. I now believe the problem is a short somewhere in the SkyView Network, and all would be good if I could find it and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-06-2020, 03:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,811
Posted By lon@carolon.net
No, Bruce and I have not resolved the problem...

No, Bruce and I have not resolved the problem yet. Bruce helped a lot, via phone and text, by steering me towards the likely problem, and letting me know what to do to find and fix it. The problem is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-28-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,649
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Correct. This sentence could mean ó and I think...

Correct.

This sentence could mean ó and I think it does ó that these are the standards for LSAs when they are flown in VMC. It does not say LSAs may not be flown in IMC, nor even that LSAs may only...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-28-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,629
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Boy, I'd sure like to see a video of that! And...

Boy, I'd sure like to see a video of that! And how many minutes to put the bottom cowl back on again?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-26-2020, 09:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,649
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Has anyone actually seen the ASTM standard that...

Has anyone actually seen the ASTM standard that prohibits LSA flight in actual IMC (even if properly equipped)? My 2018 ELSAís Operating Limitations permit IMC operations (if properly equipped). I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,811
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Bob, Good questions, all. My engine data does...

Bob,

Good questions, all.

My engine data does remain displayed. The gps magenta line disappears. I don't remember what color the cables are, but the builder bought the wiring harnesses from Van's....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,811
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Joe, The ADAHRS is in the planeís tail, behind...

Joe, The ADAHRS is in the planeís tail, behind the baggage area bulkhead, and VERY hard to get to, so I had a professional mechanic replace it. Also, the ADAHRS has been replaced three times since...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,811
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Fewer than 2 miles. Yes, tied down in salty ocean...

Fewer than 2 miles. Yes, tied down in salty ocean air. The two pilots I mentioned in my original post are you and a pilot whose plane is near mine.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,811
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Thanks for these links, Marc. I had the...

Thanks for these links, Marc. I had the Installation Guide, but the schematic diagram is much easier to read than the one I had.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,811
Posted By lon@carolon.net
I don't know exactly what the avionics shop did...

I don't know exactly what the avionics shop did while my plane was there (for 6 weeks). I assume they used a voltmeter to check voltage on the power pins and continuity to the ground from the ground...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,913
Posted By lon@carolon.net
An Australian named Michael Smith flew round the...

An Australian named Michael Smith flew round the world in a SeaRey. His plane isn't an RV-12, but it is a Rotax-powered LSA. Fascinating story available in book and video form....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,811
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Paul, Thanks. This is exactly the info I was...

Paul, Thanks. This is exactly the info I was looking for. Iíll look at those spots over the weekend. One of the failures occurred at 12.8 volts, but most occurred at 13.8 or 13.9 volts. Thereís...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,811
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Thanks Joe. Will do.

Thanks Joe. Will do.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,811
Posted By lon@carolon.net
This may help, Bob. I'm not having humming, so I...

This may help, Bob. I'm not having humming, so I don't need to ground the intercom/audio panel/radio to the HDX. I'm wondering which part of the plane is the grounding point for the HDX system. Is it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,811
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Thanks Dave, I have the thumb drive and even the...

Thanks Dave, I have the thumb drive and even the physical Kit Assembly Instructions. However, I can't find any pages that show where the Dynon Skyview HDXs are grounded, because the KAI is about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,811
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Dynon Skyview HDX grounding/corrosion point

I'm hoping someone can tell me where a Dynon Skyview HDX dual-display system is grounded in a 2018 RV-12 ELSA powered by a Rotax 912ULS engine.

I'm asking because after a year and a half of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-02-2020, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,148
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Mine failed when my Ducati failed. I donít know...

Mine failed when my Ducati failed. I donít know which was the cause and which was the consequence. Vanís Builder Support told me the fuse was added ó it wasnít in the original design ó because some...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-31-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,805
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Why would a propeller imbalance cause ADAHRS...

Why would a propeller imbalance cause ADAHRS failures? The answer is important to me because I have been having ADAHRS failures, and havenít found the cause even after replacing the ADAHRS three...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-09-2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,094
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Greg, My plane is an original RV-12 (not an...

Greg,

My plane is an original RV-12 (not an RV-12iS).

The plane does have a 912ULS engine (not a fuel injected engine).

Here are photos of the EX-00017 tube my mechanic replaced. (I can't tell...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-09-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,094
Posted By lon@carolon.net
A question for those of you who have replaced the...

A question for those of you who have replaced the exhaust tubes or had your mechanic do so:

Is it really necessary to replace EX-00015 when EX-00017 is replaced?

Here's why I ask:

I had my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,094
Posted By lon@carolon.net
A tip of the hat for Van’s: I ordered the kit on...

A tip of the hat for Van’s: I ordered the kit on August 31st in the afternoon, and it arrived on September 5th in the morning. Thank you Van’s.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,094
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Has anyone ordered the replacement kit, and if...

Has anyone ordered the replacement kit, and if so, what was the estimated date of shipment? (I ask, because when Van's told us to replace the nose gear leg, it took months to get delivery, and I'm...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,094
Posted By lon@carolon.net
This seems a good suggestion. I just looked...

This seems a good suggestion. I just looked online, and there are several inexpensive borescopes that display what they see over an iPhone.

Unrelated: Why is your plane a "Blessing in disguise" and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,094
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Tony, Thanks very much for your description of...

Tony, Thanks very much for your description of what needs to be done. It answered my questions perfectly, though it wasn't the answer I was hoping for. I helped my mechanic reattach the lower cowl...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,094
Posted By lon@carolon.net
I have the Kit Builder's Manual and the plane's...

I have the Kit Builder's Manual and the plane's Logs. They show that: the plane has the EX-00017 pipe, so it needs to be inspected and possibly replaced; and the builder did the inspection required...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,094
Posted By lon@carolon.net
I have two questions about the required...

I have two questions about the required inspection:

1. Is it necessary to remove the lower cowl in order to do the inspection, or can it be done by removing only the upper cowl?

2. If the lower...
Forum: Job Board 08-24-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,777
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Hiring your own mechanic is a good idea and I...

Hiring your own mechanic is a good idea and I wish you luck in doing so.

Iíve got to ask: youíre ordering another RV-12 ďright now for delivery in January.Ē How did you accomplish that? When I last...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-10-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,258
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Interesting. . . When I fly solo, I can takeoff...

Interesting. . . When I fly solo, I can takeoff without triggering the stall warning. Then when I fly with my wife, and really want a no-warning takeoff, I get a stall horn every time.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,413
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Kit Assembly Instructions. Itís an oversized...

Kit Assembly Instructions. Itís an oversized loose-leaf book of diagrams and text that describe how to build a kit, step by step. Useful to have, for maintenance purposes, even after a plane is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2020, 09:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,644
Posted By lon@carolon.net
I tried this a couple of times, and it didnít...

I tried this a couple of times, and it didnít work for me.
Forum: Tools 07-01-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,687
Posted By lon@carolon.net
It's not often that a VansAirforce post makes me...

It's not often that a VansAirforce post makes me chuckle aloud, but yours did. About your contract labor: brownies may have been sufficient this time, but eventually he'll want -- in this order -- a...
Forum: ADS-B 06-10-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,410
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Is the ?No Radar? alert always showing, or is it...

Is the ?No Radar? alert always showing, or is it intermittent? If it?s intermittent, it may mean that you?ve flown into an area that radar does not reach. In the Los Angeles area, I get ?No Radar?...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Joe, Your advice gives me hope. I?m going to...

Joe, Your advice gives me hope. I?m going to follow it. Thank you.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By lon@carolon.net
John and Tony, Thank you! And Tony, thanks...

John and Tony,

Thank you! And Tony, thanks especially for the photos and the alerts about the screws being non-magnetic. I'm waiting, more or less patiently, to hear from Dynon. And I'm hoping my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Hi Jim, My plane is a 2018 model, so I have...

Hi Jim,

My plane is a 2018 model, so I have reason to hope that my bulkhead is the easily removable one. The builder's plans show the bulkhead to be at least three separate panels: left, right and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Thanks Harry. Is the baggage bulkhead riveted...

Thanks Harry.

Is the baggage bulkhead riveted in place, or is it fastened with easily-removed screws? My bulkhead is covered with fabric, so I can't see what holds it in place.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,410
Posted By lon@carolon.net
How to get access to Dynon ADAHRS

It looks as though my Dynon ADAHRS has failed. I've twice lost altitude and airspeed data, in flight. I've sent a Diagnostic Data zip file to Dynon Support (on May 3) and am waiting to hear back...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,775
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Wink Good thought. When I was shopping for pressure...

Good thought. When I was shopping for pressure sensors, a question about the effect of FOBO sensors on wheel balancing was asked on a motorcycle forum. The response was "No effect," from a motorcycle...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,775
Posted By lon@carolon.net
The FOBO tire pressure sensors I ordered from...

The FOBO tire pressure sensors I ordered from SlingMods.com arrived this morning, and I just returned from my hangar after installing them. They fit, easily.

I ordered the set of 3 sensors, and put...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,775
Posted By lon@carolon.net
I just bought the FOBO tire pressure monitors...

I just bought the FOBO tire pressure monitors from SlingMods.com in California (rather than the manufacturer which is located overseas). $148 plus tax for three sensors. The wheel pants are off of my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,640
Posted By lon@carolon.net
How to maintain plane during Coronavirus shutdown?

Here in Los Angeles County, we've been ordered to stay at home, except for essential activities, until the Coronavirus pandemic is under control. I have decided that, for me, that means no flying. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,590
Posted By lon@carolon.net
I've seen lots of ads that describe the seller as...

I've seen lots of ads that describe the seller as "motivated," but I've never been able to translate that description into an actual number. What asking price would indicate a seller is "motivated"?...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,288
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Good idea. Thanks.

Good idea. Thanks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,915
Posted By lon@carolon.net
I sure got a lot of very good ideas in response...

I sure got a lot of very good ideas in response to my original post. I seriously considered several of them, standing in my hangar and visualizing how they would work there. Ultimately, though, I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,188
Posted By lon@carolon.net
No, I don't use Mogas. I use 100LL, and add...

No, I don't use Mogas. I use 100LL, and add Decalin.

I thought I'd solved the problem by changing the o-rings on the fuel cap. This morning, before adding fuel, I checked my fuel, and again had no...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,188
Posted By lon@carolon.net
I checked the fuel this morning for the first...

I checked the fuel this morning for the first time since changing the o-rings. There was no water in the fuel! Now I'm going to get some DC-4 and spray lube too. Thanks!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 47,947
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Greg, I'm the guy who asked "Is this any way to...

Greg,

I'm the guy who asked "Is this any way to run a business?" I asked the question impulsively, out of frustration, in part because I'm still waiting for my mechanic to replace the circlips that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,188
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Thanks for this. I wondered whether my o-rings...

Thanks for this. I wondered whether my o-rings were letting moisture in, because they were more than a year old. As a result, I replaced both o-rings a couple of days ago, but haven't checked for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,288
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Thanks for the link. The L-shaped screw driver I...

Thanks for the link. The L-shaped screw driver I bought is a different brand but otherwise is just like yours. Even with this low profile screwdriver, I still found it difficult to get at the screws...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,288
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Bob and Norm, Thanks for your input. I?m going to...

Bob and Norm, Thanks for your input. I?m going to carefully store the fairings and brackets so I?ll have them if I decide to put the fairings back on, or if I eventually sell the plane to someone who...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 47,947
Posted By lon@carolon.net
I just received an email from Van?s telling me...

I just received an email from Van?s telling me that the nose gear and fork I ordered last Thursday will be shipped in 8 to 10 WEEKS! Nice that Van?s is working on Super Bowl Sunday. But really, 8 to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,188
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Sitka Spruce is flexible enough to get past the...

Sitka Spruce is flexible enough to get past the bend in the filler neck, but stiff enough to reach the bottom of the tank? I?d love for you to describe how you made yours.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,288
Posted By lon@carolon.net
10-15 minutes is remarkable. It took me much...

10-15 minutes is remarkable. It took me much longer to get the fairings off, and it seemed to me that putting them back on would be an all-day affair. Do you do something to get the tires up off the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,188
Posted By lon@carolon.net
What are you using for a dip stick? Rigid sticks...

What are you using for a dip stick? Rigid sticks don?t get past the bend in the fuel tank neck, and flexible ?sticks? (like plastic tubing) don?t seem to reach the bottom of the tank.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2020, 09:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,188
Posted By lon@carolon.net
When I got to ?Get a straw,? I thought you were...

When I got to ?Get a straw,? I thought you were going to tell me to taste the stuff.:eek: Glad you didn?t suggest that. Alas, what you did suggest would be very difficult for me, because I live in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,288
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Good idea. The RV-12's payload is the best of any...

Good idea. The RV-12's payload is the best of any LSA I've looked at. But another few pounds (maybe more) would always be nice.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2020, 07:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,288
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Wink Thanks for your response. These are the drawings...

Thanks for your response. These are the drawings I looked at to learn enough for me to write my original post. They taught me some stuff, but left me with the questions I asked, because I didn't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,288
Posted By lon@carolon.net
How to remove wheel fairings, permanently

After reading the latest Service Bulletins, I removed the nose wheel fairing to inspect the nose fork for cracks. I didn?t find any. I also removed the fairings from the main gear tires, in order to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2020, 08:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,188
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Water in my fuel, or could it be Decalin?

Lately, I've been getting about a half-inch of clear liquid in the bottom of my fuel tester when I test the fuel before a flight. It only shows up on the first test of the day. I pour the stuff out,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,915
Posted By lon@carolon.net
Yes, I agree about needing to have my hands on...

Yes, I agree about needing to have my hands on the towbar to guide the plane backwards. I'm wondering whether using the tail tiedown ring would be OK if I'm also pushing the towbar. I've been pushing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,915
Posted By lon@carolon.net
This is the sort of device I had in mind. Harbor...

This is the sort of device I had in mind. Harbor Freight has an even less expensive winch, designed to be mounted flat rather than hung from the ceiling. Using the tail tie-down ring as the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,915
Posted By lon@carolon.net
I am going to paint or tape a line on the ramp...

I am going to paint or tape a line on the ramp and floor, because it'll help even backing the plane into the hangar. I'm nervous about taxiing it in nose first, though, for a reason I posted above.
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