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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,976
Posted By seagull
That’s getting too personal :eek: :D

That’s getting too personal :eek: :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,976
Posted By seagull
Your math is correct, you can use this...

Your math is correct, you can use this calculator. A good test would be to set up a 63kt glide and read the fpm rate off the Dynon.


https://www.freedomair.us/DescentCalc/descentdistance.php
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By seagull
If this is the reason for buying an "S"-LSA You...

If this is the reason for buying an "S"-LSA

You can receive and give flight training in an E-LSA. As a flight instructor you can charge for the flight training. But, you CANNOT charge for the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By seagull
OUCH, I did say I was going to do anything, I...

OUCH, I did say I was going to do anything, I asked if anyone had come up with a solution.

..... and it can be heard with the engine running so maybe my engine isn’t making enough noise. My pump is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,053
Posted By seagull
Was it a simple replacement, was it easily...

Was it a simple replacement, was it easily accessible?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By seagull
So I can assume nobody has tried any type of...

So I can assume nobody has tried any type of mounting isolators to reduce the noise?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,524
Posted By seagull
Does the Facet pump come with the same jackhammer...

Does the Facet pump come with the same jackhammer "audio alert" function?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By seagull
Smile I have another "noisy" thing up front that turns...

I have another "noisy" thing up front that turns the propeller, it lets me know if the fuel valve is off.:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,524
Posted By seagull
....says the guy who wants to put privy vents in...

....says the guy who wants to put privy vents in his cowl and is insulating the fuel lines.:)

......you knew that was coming.............
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2021, 10:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By seagull
fuel pump "jack hammer"

The electric fuel pump is quite loud especially amplified by the airframe. The engine can drown it out but until the engine starts it does attract attention.

Is there a replacement that is quieter...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2021, 12:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By seagull
http://jbmindustries.com/912socket.html

http://jbmindustries.com/912socket.html
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,053
Posted By seagull
What is your baseline to know if you have made a...

What is your baseline to know if you have made a difference?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,053
Posted By seagull
The only point the fuel is not under pressure is...

The only point the fuel is not under pressure is in the tank. The head pressure in the tank pressurizes it the short distance to the electric pump which pressurizes it to the mechanical pump. Am I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By seagull
Our planes are required to placard the word...

Our planes are required to placard the word EXPERIMENTAL where the passengers can see it. That means that it was built by someone, not necessarily factory trained and inspected by someone like you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,283
Posted By seagull
Shoot, I did not do my V-belt replacement. I...

Shoot, I did not do my V-belt replacement.

I have 680 hrs / 6 years on mine. Starts easy, runs like a top. No carb overhaul, only Marvel Schebler floats, bowl gasket, and inspect. Coolant hoses were...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By seagull
Greg, I was looking over the 42MiS-U update and...

Greg,
I was looking over the 42MiS-U update and saw the control stick head with 4 buttons. I believe it is called CS-G405 CONTROL HEAD. My plane has a single radio button in the center and radio...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,053
Posted By seagull
Did you have continuously occurring vapor lock...

Did you have continuously occurring vapor lock that was fixed with the 100LL or you just feel better using it?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,053
Posted By seagull
https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1439449&postcount=1
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,053
Posted By seagull
This is Rotax's take on the issue. I don't know...

This is Rotax's take on the issue.
I don't know when this was published, or if all -12's have all these changes....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,053
Posted By seagull
Jim, I likewise offer my apologies for the slight...

Jim, I likewise offer my apologies for the slight detour, this may help someone.

This is simpler and you don't have to carry anything extra.
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=185049
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,053
Posted By seagull
What I meant when I said it was rare was, it is...

What I meant when I said it was rare was, it is rare that it had been the cause of a crash.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,053
Posted By seagull
So, what can we do to stack the odds in our...

So, what can we do to stack the odds in our favor? - Don't take up flying as a hobby, it is inherently dangerous.:)

Avoid prolonged / repeated ground ops. - yes, but if you find you have possibly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,053
Posted By seagull
Vapor lock is a condition where the gas vaporizes...

Vapor lock is a condition where the gas vaporizes creating gas bubbles inside the gas line. It almost always occurs on the vacuum side of the fuel pump since the low pressure is more favorable to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,053
Posted By seagull
I was removing the cowl for an oil change so I...

I was removing the cowl for an oil change so I thought I would get these temp numbers to aid the discussion.

I flew 30 minutes in ambient 98f, 2 minute taxi, shut down & remove cowling. All temps...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,053
Posted By seagull
Jim, Have you downloaded the Dynon logs for your...

Jim, Have you downloaded the Dynon logs for your incident and looked for any clues like oil temp, air temp, fuel pressure, flow rate, etc?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2021, 11:43 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,053
Posted By seagull
Vapor lock occurs in our planes when the under...

Vapor lock occurs in our planes when the under cowl temps rise to a level that causes the fuel to turn to vapor and block the fuel from traveling in the line to the carburetors. It primarily happens...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,053
Posted By seagull
Good idea, the other one was off topic for this.

Good idea, the other one was off topic for this.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2021, 12:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,606
Posted By seagull
#1 Do a "mag check" at the RPM where you have the...

#1 Do a "mag check" at the RPM where you have the most vibration. Does one side drop more than the other? How much is the difference?

#2 how are you hooking up your carb balancer? Do you disconnect...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,053
Posted By seagull
This is interesting, I’ll be following you. I...

This is interesting, I’ll be following you.
I would start a new thread specifically dealing with the vapor lock.

It is my understanding the vapor lock occurs in the fuel lines not in the bowl....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By seagull
Thanks Scott, I had been using EZ-turn, it is...

Thanks Scott, I had been using EZ-turn, it is sticky, messy, seems counter productive to make things easy to remove.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By seagull
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------ BUMP------
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-09-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By seagull
Is this still the lube of choice for the O-Ring...

Is this still the lube of choice for the O-Ring on the gascolator bowl gasket, Dupont Molycote 4 (Formerly Dow Corning DC-4)?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By seagull
Good sleuthing Ninerbikes; I copied the wrong...

Good sleuthing Ninerbikes;
I copied the wrong line, it's the bowl gasket I was looking for,

Description; GAS-1 Bowl gasket Part number; GAS-1 GASKET

It might be this one on that list, I'll have to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,944
Posted By seagull
TLAR, PBA (probably be alright) was used on the...

TLAR, PBA (probably be alright) was used on the first ones in this thread. Explaining how to do that was too involved to share, and sourcing the basic spring was a problem without giving access to my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By seagull
Not at all, never gave it a thought. As I...

Not at all, never gave it a thought.

As I explained in the first post I will be picking up an order from Spruce tomorrow and wanted to put it on the order. It is for inventory not an immediate need.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By seagull
Thanks for the Wicks / Usher #. Aircraft Spruce...

Thanks for the Wicks / Usher #.
Aircraft Spruce is where I am ordering from, nothing crosses over there.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By seagull
Vans describes it as "O Ring Gasket GAS 3,4,5,6"...

Vans describes it as "O Ring Gasket GAS 3,4,5,6" part number "GAS-3-4-5 GASKET“
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,069
Posted By seagull
gascolator gasket

Does anyone know if Aircraft Spruce sells the gasket "O Ring" for our gascolator?

Vans describes it as "O Ring Gasket GAS 3,4,5,6" part number "GAS-3-4-5 GASKET"

I am fortunate to have a Spruce...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 05:48 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 7,053
Posted By seagull
I removed my shroud 10/2/20, when I changed to...

I removed my shroud 10/2/20, when I changed to silicone coolant hoses. That was 146 hours ago. I did not notice any temperature differences after the change.

The floats were changed to Marvel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 08:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By seagull
I use a locking cap, the key is on the same ring...

I use a locking cap, the key is on the same ring as the ignition. When I remove the cap the key stays in it. If I forget to put it back on when I go to start the key isn’t in my pocket.

This serves...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 984
Posted By seagull
Great memories, congratulations on your 50th,...

Great memories, congratulations on your 50th, thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By seagull
I had already started a thread some time back...

I had already started a thread some time back discussing the additional spring I used.

In an effort to keep things organized I have posted the spring solution in that thread. This way if someone is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,944
Posted By seagull
Per a few requests I sourced a spring that will...

Per a few requests I sourced a spring that will give the same results as the ones I made from my 'junk" drawer.

These are new springs I just made for this instructional. The spring I used came from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By seagull
I totally understand there is a “fix”. I have a...

I totally understand there is a “fix”. I have a Garmin 696 on the right side so there really isn’t an option other than a new panel for that side. If I am doing that I might as well make a new left...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 517
Posted By seagull
I read somewhere that the hole is a slightly...

I read somewhere that the hole is a slightly different size and a filler is required to fill the gap. I had entertained the ideas myself but didn’t want it to cut new dash panels, ...... and the $8k...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By seagull
I checked at Home Depot today, nothing usable....

I checked at Home Depot today, nothing usable. Tomorrow I will go to a store that has hundreds of these type of springs, McFadden-Dale. I will be able to test them and get a mfg & part number, stand...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-31-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By seagull
Tony, I made the spring using a much longer...

Tony,

I made the spring using a much longer spring out of my spring assortment, then cut it to length, (same length as OEM). I experimented with several to get the pull I was looking for, something...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By seagull
What I did, and suggested, was adding additional...

What I did, and suggested, was adding additional springs in the original tension spring positions. The Van's tension springs are roughly 10# pull. McFarlane tension springs are 5# pull. I made...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 757
Posted By seagull
Think about this; The Rotax 912 has a TBO of...

Think about this;

The Rotax 912 has a TBO of 2000 hours the same as a Lycoming 0-360. That is saying the manufacturer expects the engine to last 2000 hours before needing a major overhaul.

The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,494
Posted By seagull
https://military-fasteners.com/public/images/parts...

https://military-fasteners.com/public/images/parts/AN525-832R8__5ef2579491658.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,619
Posted By seagull
Joe, when I post here it is to help others. Some...

Joe, when I post here it is to help others. Some readers may take your words literally, I was just clarifying, nothing personal.

Tony at Van's is who suggested flattening the plate with a mallet. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 11:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,619
Posted By seagull
I agree, a hammer should never be used to fix...

I agree, a hammer should never be used to fix airplane parts,........ a mallet is a different tool.

My plane was AOG and I have an understanding of metal and feel comfortable with my skills, I did...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,619
Posted By seagull
If you are bending it downward you are not...

If you are bending it downward you are not supporting it properly. The plate angle to the leg should not need changing, it’s only the warp in the plate you are trying to remove.


If you are not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,619
Posted By seagull
The weld should not need flattening only the...

The weld should not need flattening only the sheet metal past the weld.

I would not use a hammer, only a rubber mallet with something pliable backing up the plate. A hammer will stretch the metal...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,619
Posted By seagull
Mine was warped worse. It is happening when they...

Mine was warped worse. It is happening when they heat treat the assembly. I used a rubber mallet and backed up the plate on a hard rubber pad. I was able to get it almost perfectly flat working one...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,619
Posted By seagull
I had an issue that sounds similar on one of my...

I had an issue that sounds similar on one of my replacements. A pic of yours would help. I was working with Tony on the phone support at Vans to help resolve it. The higher-ups at vans were not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,042
Posted By seagull
Scott, what do you guys think of this update?...

Scott, what do you guys think of this update? It’s been out for almost 2 months, I’m holding off until Van’s gives it their blessing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By seagull
Jim, Are your carb springs pulling to the side or...

Jim, Are your carb springs pulling to the side or is it the angle of the picture?

It was my understanding the spring was there to offset the cantilever weight of the carb & air cleaner flexing on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,373
Posted By seagull
John G, The method I used has nothing that could...

John G,

The method I used has nothing that could get sucked into the intake. The vent tube fits snugly through the rubber at the end of the air cleaner. The ferrule is inside the tube causing the OD...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2021, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,373
Posted By seagull
I have had sinking floats. It is a problem that...

I have had sinking floats. It is a problem that is noticeable by a rough running engine then confirmed with a weight test and corrected with new floats. Very annoying but nothing that would cause the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-26-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,373
Posted By seagull
Motorcycles park with a kickstand, this puts the...

Motorcycles park with a kickstand, this puts the carb & floats at a slant the needle seat doesn’t work properly that way, that is why they leak.

I didn’t get the kick stand option with my -12.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-26-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,373
Posted By seagull
If this condition happens the engine will run...

If this condition happens the engine will run extremely rough. There will not be enough fuel entering through the needle to cause hydraulic lock. As pilot you will know something is wrong and reduce...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-26-2021, 01:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,373
Posted By seagull
That is one scenario, BUT I doubt the small tube...

That is one scenario, BUT I doubt the small tube would be able to relieve the massive flow in your situation. Lets assume you keep the stock vent into the drip pan with your scenario and the pan...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,373
Posted By seagull
My thinking on that was; I wanted the hose to...

My thinking on that was;

I wanted the hose to terminate in the center of the air filter to be in the middle of the pressure area, maybe this doesn't matter......

The hose through the hole is...
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