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Forum: Tools 12-14-2020, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,619
Posted By RV12JT
Aerocreeper for me, makes cleaning under wings a...

Aerocreeper for me, makes cleaning under wings a breeze. Got mine at Sun N Fun, 2019, with free shipping.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-12-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,739
Posted By RV12JT
I do believe you are correct. If the Manufacturer...

I do believe you are correct. If the Manufacturer and standards permitted SLSA’s to fly IFR, I believe they would need the “Certified” version of ROTAX, that would up the price considerably. I would...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-15-2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,228
Posted By RV12JT
Lucky me, my optometrist is a pilot. I have...

Lucky me, my optometrist is a pilot. I have RayBan Aviators, with graded lenses. He also mad me a pair of Oakleys, both are graded bronze, Iím not a fan of the G15 green/gray lenses.

Graded letís...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-14-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,814
Posted By RV12JT
Have you looked into Infrared systems?

Have you looked into Infrared systems?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-10-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,886
Posted By RV12JT
I installed the update this afternoon, it went...

I installed the update this afternoon, it went smoothly. It changed my EIS setting, so I had to go into Configuration mode and change it to COMBINED. Havenít flown yet, but not expecting any problems.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,996
Posted By RV12JT
This reminds me of a situation years ago in...

This reminds me of a situation years ago in Florida. KSUA, Whitman field has several runways and was a training field back in WWII. Jupiter borders the field and is a shay shay, upscale neighborhood....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 753
Posted By RV12JT
What Dave said, excellent advise.

What Dave said, excellent advise.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-10-2020, 07:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,996
Posted By RV12JT
Were the trees planted on spite or is you...

Were the trees planted on spite or is you neighbor clueless?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-19-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,778
Posted By RV12JT
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I flew...

Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I flew the other day for over an hour, I?m set for tank change every 30 minutes and just realized, I didn?t get a notice to switch tanks at the 30 min mark....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-15-2020, 05:17 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,778
Posted By RV12JT
Check post #17, for a link to 8.61.

Check post #17, for a link to 8.61.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-26-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,937
Posted By RV12JT
I?ve flown the corridor since 1989 and have not...

I?ve flown the corridor since 1989 and have not found an issue transiting the airspace. That includes circling the statue, just Need to watch those pesky helicopters, keep your head on a swivel and...
Forum: Northeast 05-01-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By RV12JT
I keep a printed and laminated copy in the...

I keep a printed and laminated copy in the plane...

https://www.faasafety.gov/files/gslac/courses/content/79/775/kneeboard.pdf

You can also take the on-line course and print out a certificate. It...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By RV12JT
My Sling 2, has the 912 ULS. I?m running dual...

My Sling 2, has the 912 ULS. I?m running dual G3x?s, G5, Garmin radio, autopilot and LED landing, taxi and anti collision lighting. I was worried the internal alternator would be overwhelmed and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-17-2020, 01:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,300
Posted By RV12JT
Back in the early ‘90’s, a friend was a...

Back in the early ‘90’s, a friend was a controller at JFK. My partner and I would shoot touch and go’s and stop and go’s after 10pm. We were based next door at FRG, so it was a short hop. Eventually,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,093
Posted By RV12JT
Longest I?ve gone, is a month due to weather, on...

Longest I?ve gone, is a month due to weather, on 91 no ethanol fuel. Ran like a top. If it went longer, than say, 2 months, I?d probably mix in a little 100LL.
Forum: Safety 03-27-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,490
Posted By RV12JT
That is, THEE best presentation of emergency...

That is, THEE best presentation of emergency locator devices I?ve seen. Well presented. My personal choice is the ACR Res Q Link +, as I don?t need tracking or messaging. I paid $279 for mine.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2020, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,379
Posted By RV12JT
Trust me, they were loose. MWSS is very familiar...

Trust me, they were loose. MWSS is very familiar with ROTAX engines. When we removed the needle we found one clip to be way too loose. This on a relatively new engine, just under 100 hours. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,379
Posted By RV12JT
Hi Tom, no removal, just what a piper J3 said. I...

Hi Tom, no removal, just what a piper J3 said. I had Midwest Sky Sports do mine. We found both original CirClips loose, one worse than the other. No carb sync either.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,106
Posted By RV12JT
ForeFlight users, can also access ?Discussion?...

ForeFlight users, can also access ?Discussion? locally from the App, but the website seems to be better when looking at ones route of flight.

Thanks for reminding me, it?s a great resource.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 03-11-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,751
Posted By RV12JT
Uber is alive and well George.

Uber is alive and well George.
Forum: RV-10 03-01-2020, 06:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,657
Posted By RV12JT
Congratulations! What an accomplishment, the...

Congratulations! What an accomplishment, the paint is spectacular. Good luck with the 40 hour fly off and a lifetime of flying adventures.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,395
Posted By RV12JT
This...and when you print out the certificate,...

This...and when you print out the certificate, you also get a wallet size one. I cut it out, laminated it and put it in my wallet, along with my pilot certificate.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-16-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,644
Posted By RV12JT
Looks like you had a fantastic flight, stunning...

Looks like you had a fantastic flight, stunning views! Thanks for sharing...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-15-2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,548
Posted By RV12JT
Once you sync your iPad to the G3X, make sure...

Once you sync your iPad to the G3X, make sure it’s in always discoverable mode. Then each time you boot up, they will see each other. Then, if you have a flight plan set on your iPad, you will see...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,543
Posted By RV12JT
Like you said, I?ve had it happen a few time in...

Like you said, I?ve had it happen a few time in my Sling. Have been told it?s a well known ROTAX problem, nothing to see here...move on. Head shaking...

As long as it?s not effecting engine...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-04-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By RV12JT
Hi Ross, have a link?

Hi Ross, have a link?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-01-2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,907
Posted By RV12JT
I recently installed the Reiff system on my Rotax...

I recently installed the Reiff system on my Rotax powered Sling 2. I have a pad on the bottom of the engine and a heat band around the oil tank. I chose the 150 watt system, which on a recent 30 F...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-16-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,511
Posted By RV12JT
I saw ?Ed?s? on the sweatshirt, LOL. His...

I saw ?Ed?s? on the sweatshirt, LOL. His attention to detail, is second to none. Pics of my planes are in his trailer.

I plan on visiting in the Spring, to have him a fix American Flags to the tail...
Forum: RV-9/9A 12-16-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,511
Posted By RV12JT
Steve, is that Ed’s Aircraft at Brookhaven (HWV)?...

Steve, is that Ed’s Aircraft at Brookhaven (HWV)?

Eddie did my Grumman’s, a Tiger and Cougar. His work is great. I saw my Tiger a few years ago, it was painted almost 20 years ago, it looked...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,385
Posted By RV12JT
To the OP, I originally wanted an RV-12, S-LSA....

To the OP,

I originally wanted an RV-12, S-LSA. However, when I went to purchase one they had just announced the -12iS and stopped production (2017) of the -12. They missed the first couple of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-08-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,005
Posted By RV12JT
I?m an idiot, as I have NO clue, as to what you...

I?m an idiot, as I have NO clue, as to what you are talking about. Please excuse my idiot-ness.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-04-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,216
Posted By RV12JT
Yes, I?ve got a Sling 2, S-LSA. WOW, I would have...

Yes, I?ve got a Sling 2, S-LSA. WOW, I would have thought that feature to be standard on all Rotax 912 UL/ULS applications, unlike air boxes or placement of radiators, which I?ve seen mounted...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-04-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,216
Posted By RV12JT
During my annual/condition inspection, my...

During my annual/condition inspection, my mechanic showed me how the Rotax was designed and showed me the fitting adjacent the carbs that hot coolant flows thru. So, no need for carb heat it?s built...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-27-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,790
Posted By RV12JT
Just completed my update, no issues. Did my MFD...

Just completed my update, no issues. Did my MFD first, shut it down after re-boot , then updated the PFD1. When that completed, I turned on my avionics, G5 and A/P, all while watching the updates...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-27-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,790
Posted By RV12JT
Thank you Steve, for the quick reply and awesome...

Thank you Steve, for the quick reply and awesome ?TIPS?! Very much appreciated.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-26-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,790
Posted By RV12JT
[QUOTE=g3xpert;1388909]Hello, We released G3X...

[QUOTE=g3xpert;1388909]Hello,

We released G3X Touch Version 8.50 to the software download area (https://www8.garmin.com/support/collection.jsp?product=010-00G3X-00&cID=155&pID=63892) today. Please...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,379
Posted By RV12JT
I was on the fence ordering my Sling 2, as to...

I was on the fence ordering my Sling 2, as to which engine I wanted. TAF convinced me that maybe I’d want the 912 ULS, at the time, rather than the iS. All due to the VIRB ration issues the iS was...
Forum: ADS-B 09-21-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,581
Posted By RV12JT
Will do, thanks Steve!

Will do, thanks Steve!
Forum: ADS-B 09-21-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,581
Posted By RV12JT
ADSB and TIS-B Fail?

I have a Garmin Suite in My Sling 2. Dual G3X Touch displays tied to a GTX-45R aNd GPS20A. Several times while flying I get a FAILED message on my traffic page. No ADSB, no TIS-B. I know ATC is...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-20-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 15,795
Posted By RV12JT
I agree, dump th steam, the G5 will suffice.

I agree, dump th steam, the G5 will suffice.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,882
Posted By RV12JT
Does one need to perform a Carb Sync after...

Does one need to perform a Carb Sync after compliance with the SB? There is no mention of performing one in the SB or the video.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,041
Posted By RV12JT
I have to agree. Over the past 20+ years, with 3...

I have to agree. Over the past 20+ years, with 3 aircraft, I?ve never had or heard of this type of discrimination.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-14-2019, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,688
Posted By RV12JT
Kleen’s, Greg is the real deal. I know Greg, as...

Kleen’s, Greg is the real deal. I know Greg, as we both worked the same “JOB”, different units, got to fly with him many times over the years and he bought my share of my Grumman Cougar, which he...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-07-2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 999
Posted By RV12JT
After all is said and done, It’s all about the...

After all is said and done, It’s all about the Prep. I’m struggling with doing my floor. I’ve got no access to water, unless I bring it to the hanger. That puts a damper on etching with muric acid....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-19-2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 26,711
Posted By RV12JT
Dam, wish it had a built in intercom...

Dam, wish it had a built in intercom...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-26-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,936
Posted By RV12JT
Go to the classifieds, here is your-12... FS:...

Go to the classifieds, here is your-12...

FS: Flying RV-12 Connecticut
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 06-18-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,577
Posted By RV12JT
Truly, one of The Greatest Generation, God Bless,...

Truly, one of The Greatest Generation, God Bless, RIP Sir...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 06-16-2019, 06:28 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 65,844
Posted By RV12JT
Good Luck and God Speed...

Good Luck and God Speed...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-11-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,027
Posted By RV12JT
Jevon, is that taken over KCFS? Tuscola?

Jevon, is that taken over KCFS? Tuscola?
Forum: ADS-B 06-10-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 45,260
Posted By RV12JT
First, i would think anyone on this board would...

First, i would think anyone on this board would know the Keystone state is Pennsylvania or the Empire State, New York. So, who is hiding?

I would love not having my N number broadcasted, as many...
Forum: ADS-B 06-10-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 45,260
Posted By RV12JT
Yes and I get it.

Yes and I get it.
Forum: ADS-B 06-10-2019, 05:16 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 45,260
Posted By RV12JT
May I ask, what?s the purpose? If hiding from the...

May I ask, what?s the purpose? If hiding from the FAA, we all know, if they need to, they can and will track you down. Is it, while I?m flying VFR, I can?t see you on my traffic screen?

Adding the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-10-2019, 05:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,622
Posted By RV12JT
I second Decalin, a bit more friendly in the...

I second Decalin, a bit more friendly in the cockpit than TCP, IMO.
Forum: ADS-B 06-09-2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,310
Posted By RV12JT
For a great demo of both, take a look at Matt...

For a great demo of both, take a look at Matt Guthmiller’s last video. It shows the differences “In the Air” between the two, ADSB and XM weather. It sounds like an ad for XM, but it’s the best demo...
Forum: International 06-05-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,317
Posted By RV12JT
One has to ask...WHY?

One has to ask...WHY?
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-27-2019, 05:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,074
Posted By RV12JT
Great write up, thanks for posting. Were you...

Great write up, thanks for posting.

Were you VFR the entire trip? I flew from KTOA to NY, 2,104SM last July, all VFR. We are truly blessed in this country, to enjoy the freedom of flight, as we do.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-19-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,907
Posted By RV12JT
I called AOPA on this and pretty much got what...

I called AOPA on this and pretty much got what RobertD posted for an answer. As I recall, if not answered, you can?t move forward.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,122
Posted By RV12JT
I went with the 912 ULS. I didn’t want to deal...

I went with the 912 ULS. I didn’t want to deal with having the added expense of purchasing a dongel for maintenance and more importantly, deal with possibility of needing a premature OH of the gear...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2019, 02:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 17,122
Posted By RV12JT
Yes! It arrived on the west coast, was...

Yes! It arrived on the west coast, was reassembled, inspected and received its Special Airworthiness certificate. I flew it back last July. As of today, I?ve got 60+ hours on it, no squarks. I?d...
Forum: COMM 04-24-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 523
Posted By RV12JT
Side Tone?

Flying with the Garmin G3X Touch, GTR200 and Bose A20 headset. I?m finding the side tone when transmitting is way louder than when speaking pilot to passenger over the intercom. I?ve fiddled with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-07-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,983
Posted By RV12JT
Not sure what will change with the Boeing...

Not sure what will change with the Boeing acqusition, but the few times I cantacted them i used, team@foreflight.com Their response was quick and problem solved.Good Luck.
Forum: Painting your RV 02-28-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,030
Posted By RV12JT
Throughly enjoyed the Eastwood video. However,...

Throughly enjoyed the Eastwood video. However, watching it only made me feel better about buying a completed aircraft. Also why I?m glad I didn?t try painting my first two planes. Having them done...
Forum: RV-10 02-16-2019, 06:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,523
Posted By RV12JT
I?m looking to switch to nitrogen, but haven?t...

I?m looking to switch to nitrogen, but haven?t found an aviation source near me yet. Probably need an FBO that services Jets. There are a good number of higher end car dealerships that provide the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,495
Posted By RV12JT
Not to throw a wrench into you Van?s build, but...

Not to throw a wrench into you Van?s build, but have you thought about building a Sling 2 kit? Unlike the -12, it MAUW everywhere but in the USA is 1540lbs, rather than 1320lbs. Also, with full fuel...
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