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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-09-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 911
Posted By dabney
Oil Tank removal and cleaning

Here is the YouTube link for the video that does a good job explaining the procedure. Don't know how to make it a hot link

youtu.be/JNKOsBsb3cw

I found it under the search "Rotax 912 oil tank...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-23-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,347
Posted By dabney
Great video

Really enjoyed your video..really cool photography....was that a GoPro__ and where was it mounted?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-19-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,718
Posted By dabney
Stadium TFR's most ridiculous security measure ever perpetrated post 911

I flew airborne patrol over Los Angeles for the LAPD when this was adopted after 9/11. At that time there was a concern about some terrorist stealing a plane and doing a kamikaze attack on a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By dabney
Another idea

I was always interested in becoming a pilot but family/money/job prevented owning or taking lessons until I was about 40. I bought a Cherokee 140 with two long time friends, one was a pilot and the...
Forum: Tools 09-11-2020, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,925
Posted By dabney
Home Depot does support vets

Not sure what Home Depot you shop at but all Home depots in CA give vets 10% off. They sometimes ask for proof of veteran status. In CA we can apply to the Dept of Motor Vehicles and get a drivers...
Forum: Flight Testing 09-07-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,131
Posted By dabney
Why are you doing a “full stall” landing in the first place?

I consider myself your average , run of the mill, RV6A pilot. I owned my plane for 15 years and about 1000 flight hours. Unless you are landing on a very short runway why do what you did and risk...
Forum: Reviews 09-06-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By dabney
Great tech support from Tosten stick grips and Ray Allen servos

When I bought my slightly used RV12 a couple years back the first thing I changed was moving the elevator trim from the panel to the stick. I had Tosten stick grips in another plane and loved them...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-30-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 603
Posted By dabney
When is it necessary to remove and clean oil tank on RV12?

Since owning my RV 12 the last two years I have only used unleaded fuel and therefore changed the oil as recommended every 50 hours. I use Aeroshell Sport oil.

Just completed first x-country of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,785
Posted By dabney
Borescope inspection of nose gear leg

My A&P used a borescope to visually examine the interior of the nose gear leg from top to bottom but particularly at the bracket where the SB said the tracks occurred. Took photos also and did not...
Forum: Oregon 08-20-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,115
Posted By dabney
Seeking advice on places to see, airports to visit in Oregon

Taking the RV on a x-Ctry from SoCal to Oregon. Plan to stay along coastline as much as possible for cooler wx enr if coastline isn’t fogged in. There are lots of fire TFRS between here and there...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-12-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,559
Posted By dabney
Super aerial adventure report

Really enjoyed visiting places I have never been to via your excellent report. Hope to get to KittyHawk from CA someday.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,008
Posted By dabney
RV12 fuel indication

That?s exactly how full fuel is indicated on my 12. I was not the builder so I don?t know why but when I bought it that was explained to me. As you reported, very accurate after you burn off the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-22-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,458
Posted By dabney
Recent Transponder, pitot static and altimeter calibration price in So CAl

Just had my RV 12 -24 month VFR transponder check completed. The price was going to be 140$. When he got there he asked if I had ADSB and when I replied yes he said it going to be $200. So I asked...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-18-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,411
Posted By dabney
New York video

Never been to NYC. Super video. Did you, or will you, incur any fee for the touch and go?
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-08-2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,557
Posted By dabney
Video

Unbelievable! Bravo
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 02-03-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,485
Posted By dabney
RV 7 video

Super job! Academy award winner if they gave awards for flying short films.

Northern Germany, summer time??
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-29-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,647
Posted By dabney
LLC as registered owner

When I contacted an attorney with this question it pertained to an RV to be owned equally by three persons.

The answer I received was that the LLC would not protect me from liability if I was the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-14-2020, 11:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,178
Posted By dabney
Weather Station

About four years ago I discovered at Oshkosh the weather reporting system by SayWeather. It has worked perfectly with no failures in four years. The weather station reports wind direction, speed,...
Forum: California 01-13-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,245
Posted By dabney
So Cal RV pre-buy recommendation

I can vouch for Ed Holyoke based at Whiteman airport.. He owned a RV6A and built another one. I saw his red RV6A taxi by my old worn out Cherokee 140 one day at Whiteman and that's all it took. I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,742
Posted By dabney
California has law preventing lawsuits against an airport owner

A few years ago the Recreational Pilots Association (which I think is a nationwide organization) was the lead organization to get legislation passed that prohibits a lawsuit against an airport owner...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By dabney
RV shipping to Europe

Did you encounter any difficulty exporting it as far as paperwork when it arrived there or difficulty flying around Europe.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-18-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By dabney
Shipping RV 12 in container to Europe

I have been doing some research here on the forums and elsewhere about the rules for flying an EAB Light Sport airplane RV12 in Europe.

I'm also looking into procedures for shipping it in a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-06-2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,006
Posted By dabney
UMA CREDIT CARD CHARGE

I recently bought a oil temp sensor and gauge from UMA because Aircraft Spruce did not have the part I needed. The guy at UMA warned me there would be a fee for using a credit card

Where I work we...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,575
Posted By dabney
If it's registered EAB only builder can perform maint.

According to FAA regs, just confirmed with FAA officials at Oshkosh 2019, if the plane is EAB a new owner will never be able to perform condition inspection unless he is an A&P. Going to the 16 hour...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-01-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By dabney
How would buy-in money be guaranteed?

That proposal sounds fair to me if the non-equity buy-in partner had a fool proof, bullet proof guarantee that his buy-in money would be returned no matter what happened to the owner (job move,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,819
Posted By dabney
Correction to previous post

I meant to say ?I was very satisfied with Gallagher as a broker?

Obviously they would be satisfied with themselves!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-27-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,819
Posted By dabney
Just received notice of cancellation

I?m 10 months into my first year of insurance with ALLIANZ. I received a very succinct letter informing me that my insurance will end when the policy expires in 2 more months. The reason given...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-08-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 740
Posted By dabney
RV 12 Dynon 180 unsolved mystery

I have the Dynon set up so main page has the engine instruments including tach.
I started to the plane as usual and looked immediately at oil pressure, and tach to set the RPM for warm up. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-05-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 634
Posted By dabney
?Borrowing? information from the various POH?s on this website

You can tell from my question my computer skills are rudimentary at best.

There are some excellent POH?s posted on this website. I was hoping to use a couple of them as exemplars and customize to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-27-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 944
Posted By dabney
Any place at John Wayne airport to pick up and later drop off a pax without paying an

Looking to fly into John Wayne airport to take my daughter flying for an hour or two then return for drop off. I've heard the FBO's are pretty pricey.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-16-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 590
Posted By dabney
RV12 Inaccurate oil temp sensor causing false high oil temps

I have a RV12 with the 912ULS ( non-builder) with 130 hours TTSN engine and airframe.

I have flown it for about the last 50 hours from January to now. The oil temps have always seemed to be a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-18-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,511
Posted By dabney
What anti-seize compound high temp do you use?

Starting first RV12 condition inspection. Maint manual calls for lubricating ball joints and exhaust hardware with high temp anti-seize compound...One RV builder buddy says he uses spark plug...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-24-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 696
Posted By dabney
GDL 39 quit pairing with my Garmin Pilot on Iphone or I Pad

I updated the Garmin 796 databases and software to the latest version which supposedly when connected to the GDL 39 antenna updates that as well. The GDL 39 pairs immediately with the G796 but no...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 06-03-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,149
Posted By dabney
Van Nuys airport

I used to be based there when it was friendlier to small planes. Mostly jets now but they have turned the former Army National Guard C130 base into a GA "prop plane" park. Don't know if there are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,370
Posted By dabney
Bose vs Lightspeed headset product support

Bose supports their aviation headsets with the finest "no questions asked" type product support of any headset I have ever owned which includes David Clark and Lightspeed.

I tried the Lightspeed...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-31-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,127
Posted By dabney
Copilot brakes

If it is same kit as RV6A it is not too difficult . If I can do it I?d say anybody can.

Hard part and time consuming part was getting all the air out of lines. You will need a pressure type brake...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,760
Posted By dabney
RV12 Rotax 912 Occasional Erratic EGT indications

The engine has 100 hours on it. On the FlightDEK D 180 the EGT L and R consistently run about 1250-1260 usually within about 10 of each other. Without any change in the throttle EGT L will rise to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 455
Posted By dabney
Any RV12 owners installed the Garmin GDL82 ADSB out?

I installed the Garmin GDL 82 ADSB out in my RV6A and it has been working perfectly so far.

Getting ready to do the same in a RV12 but thought I would check forums to see if anyone has already done...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,005
Posted By dabney
RV 12 FALSE ALARMS WHEN TURNING MASTER ON

I recently purchased a flying RV12 and have no issues of any kind until yesterday.

When I turned on the master switch four alarms appeared on the Dynon Flightdeck D 180.

1. DSAB: NETWORK...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,669
Posted By dabney
Why are some RV12's EAB and some ELSA?

I am looking to buy an RV12 and have been told I could run into ones that are registered as EAB or ELSA.

What are the differences in ownership/operation etc?

When I asked one owner of a RV12 about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,687
Posted By dabney
Sport pilot checkride in ELSA

Has anybody encountered a problem finding a DPE to perform a sport pilot initial checkride in a RV12?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-08-2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,687
Posted By dabney
Flight training in ELSA. IS IT ALLOWED?

I am on the verge of buying a RV12 ELSA for the purpose of teaching my daughter to fly. I am a sport pilot instructor.

Yesterday I read that the FAA has, or is about to, release a NPRM to allow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 544
Posted By dabney
WTB RV-12

Looking for a well built RV12 to buy..Glass cockpit and AP preferred
Forum: ADS-B 10-11-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,103
Posted By dabney
Garmin GDL 82

In my RV6A I installed the Garmin GDL82 because it provides a WAAS position source and it worked with my King KT76 transponder. Simple enough to install that I could do it though I was not the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 08-13-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,097
Posted By dabney
Oshkosh blog

Thanks for taking the time to share your arrival experiences. I have not flown into OSH yet in my RV6A. I prefer nearby airports such as Fond Du Lac, West Bend, and Waupaca. It's just more risk...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-08-2018, 12:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,108
Posted By dabney
landing fee at smo

You will be billed automatically for each landing by a contract company hired by the City of Santa Monica to collect these fees. The charge is based on your max gross weight which they have in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 487
Posted By dabney
Looking to rent hangar near Oshkosh AFTER Oshkosh

Looking for a hangar to rent say within 30 mins of OSH to store my plane for a couple weeks after Oshkosh until I can get back there to fly her home
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-26-2018, 08:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 591
Posted By dabney
KX 155 NAV COM DISPLAY FLASHES INTERMITTENTLY

My until now very reliable KX 155 radio intermittently the digits on the display flash wildly, come back to normal, go out completely etc. I have checked the mount which is solid and secure. Does...
Forum: COMM 05-16-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,265
Posted By dabney
KX 155 radio display blinks intermittently, randomly

My old trusty KX 155 has decided to act up lately. The digits of the active and standby radio freqs blink very fast, disappear for a short period, return to normal, go away for a bit etc. Checked...
Forum: Safety 05-03-2018, 09:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 12,057
Posted By dabney
Anti-authority?

Isn't the objective of giving position reports at non-towered airports to avoid a mid-air collision?? Giving your N number is of little value in accomplishing that. Giving the type of plane and...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-21-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,243
Posted By dabney
Trento airshow

Great flying and aerobatics to both on the team.

I stayed at the Agritur Casteller on the hill overlooking the airport on vacation for a few days. Beautiful place to fly. I wish I was there to see...
Forum: ADS-B 02-21-2018, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,609
Posted By dabney
GDL 82

I am thrilled with my newly installed GDL 82. I received my rebate check in 3 weeks

The GDL 82 was fairly simple to install. I paired it with my old but reliable King KT76 transponder.

I had a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,780
Posted By dabney
GDL82 in certified aircraft question

I just completed installation of the GARMIN GDL 82 in my RV6A. It is working perfectly after a fairly straightforward installation

A pilot buddy who unfortunately flies a ?certified ? airplane would...
Forum: ADS-B 01-31-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,576
Posted By dabney
Replying to ATC that you see traffic on ADSB

At FAA sponsored safety seminars over the past few years conducted by air traffic controllers they continually remind pilots that when ATC advises a pilot of a traffic alert replying that you have it...
Forum: ADS-B 01-30-2018, 11:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,576
Posted By dabney
GDL 82 initial experience

Just passed my validation test this week so I am anxious to see the traffic and weather on my Garmin 696 connected via cable to a GArmin GDL 39.

What I was very surprised to learn was that Approach...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-04-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By dabney
GDL82

Within 2 hours of posting this inquiry I got an email from Aircraft Spruce that mine shipped today

Appreciate the generous offer to trade. I am under gun because my window for install and testing...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,491
Posted By dabney
Has anyone received their new Garmin GDL 82 ADSB Out box

Garmin announced a couple weeks ago that they were shipping their new GDL 82 ADSB out box. I have been on Aircraft Spruce's waiting list since August but as of a couple days ago Aircraft Spruce has...
Forum: Northwest 08-17-2017, 12:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By dabney
Any PIREP on Stanley Idaho airport

AFD reports that runway is about half asphalt and half dirt

Looking for any recent pilot reports on runway conditions, approach and departure suggestions
Forum: ADS-B 08-04-2017, 11:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,917
Posted By dabney
Verified the Uavionix is not eligible for rebate

Poster DOTHETIME was correct that Uavionix is not eligible for rebate but it does meet the TSO standard and the applicable FAR's so it can be installed in experimental a/c .

I presume then that even...
Forum: ADS-B 08-03-2017, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,917
Posted By dabney
FAA REBATE RULES

I'm afraid you are mistaken. Per the FAA ADSB website ADSB avionics must be certified to Technical Standard Orders and meet the rule requirements of 14CFR 91.227.

Uavionix meets that standard per...
Forum: ADS-B 08-02-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,917
Posted By dabney
UAvionix ADSB Solution briefed at OSH

I talked to the guys at the UAvionix booth about their new solution that is FAA approved for experimental a/c.

Basically, if you don't have a WAAS GPS source or transponder that is 1090 ES you can...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By dabney
Seeking XM Satellite wx PIREP on coverage for Canada

Planning a flight across the middle of Canada from west to east. I have a XM Satellite wx subscription which I really like for the USA. I'm wondering how the coverage is across the middle of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-29-2017, 01:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 555
Posted By dabney
Memorial Day

Thanks to Vansairforce CEO for posting today the original text of the order establishing Memorial Day. I did not know it started so long ago. One can learn a lot on this website including history...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,071
Posted By dabney
SMO landing fees and Spitfire Grill

SMO charges landing fees by the pound. I estimate an RV would be about 10$. I have flown in there many times but not in my RV so I don't have the exact amount. You will receive a bill from a...
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