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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By rv3flier
Is the physical size of the Desser 500-5 6 PLY...

Is the physical size of the Desser 500-5 6 PLY AWBS RETREAD ELITE PREMIUM 2 GROOVE (ELITE) tires actually larger than the stock 500-5's or are you operating with a lower pressure?

Also, thanks for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By rv3flier
6.00 x 6 wheels/tires on RV-12?

Over the years the grass strip I fly from has been getting rougher and out of 7 airport lot owners only 2 are still flying. The cost of improving the surface is a hard sell. Have any RV-12 owners...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2021, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By rv3flier
Well, there must be a break in the wire from the...

Well, there must be a break in the wire from the fuel sender and/or the float or arm became disconnected as the calibration readings didn't change with the addition of fuel. Since I have the Moeller...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By rv3flier
Thanks for the suggestion Scott. I'm getting a...

Thanks for the suggestion Scott. I'm getting a ---- and "0" indication for fuel quantity, I'll check today.

The ground checked out OK. Finished draining the tank but it will be several days...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By rv3flier
Thanks for the feedback. I only disconnected and...

Thanks for the feedback. I only disconnected and reconnected the wire from the sending unit. And, although I rotated the tank while out I was careful not to make any abrupt movements. So I doubt...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,167
Posted By rv3flier
Legacy RV-12 Fuel Tank Calibration

After having removed and reinstalled my fuel tank the calibration was lost. The builder recorded a table of mV values for calibration at 2 gallon intervals for a total of 9 readings reaching 14.8...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2021, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By rv3flier
Is there anyone else in the PDX metro area that...

Is there anyone else in the PDX metro area that is qualified to do ROTAX maintenance as Perry was?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By rv3flier
P3Sports Perry Robertson

Periodically I've taken my RV-12 to P3 Sports on Lenhardt airpark and planned to do so this spring. However, I noticed today that his website is no longer active.
Does anyone know his status?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-31-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,578
Posted By rv3flier
Tony_T "Make a pin like this. Then just spring it...

Tony_T "Make a pin like this. Then just spring it down and hook it under the oil tank bracket."

Brilliant!~
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-23-2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 54,421
Posted By rv3flier
So far, I haven't been lucky. When I went to...

So far, I haven't been lucky. When I went to buy another 8-32 tap, I discovered that the correct pilot hole drill is a #29 and not a #30 called out in the plans. I re-drilled the remaining hole...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-22-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 54,421
Posted By rv3flier
Strangely enough, this is the first tap I've ever...

Strangely enough, this is the first tap I've ever broken -- thanks for the suggestions. I'm going to try a small needle nose pliar first and, if that doesn't work, 40 mile round trip to get a tap...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-21-2020, 03:26 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 54,421
Posted By rv3flier
I just finished the installation of my new nose...

I just finished the installation of my new nose gear and had just drilled the nose gear to install the nose gear fairing. Unfortunately, while taping the first hole for #8-32 the tap broke just as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-09-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,006
Posted By rv3flier
I wonder if an existing gear box housing can be...

I wonder if an existing gear box housing can be retrofitted with the spray nozzle or if there's no existing oil gallery to feed the nozzle in the legacy gear box housing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,663
Posted By rv3flier
I just made a small plywood ramp to elevate the...

I just made a small plywood ramp to elevate the tire about 4" which allows the use of a regular screw driver to get at the bottom wheel pant screw.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-16-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,570
Posted By rv3flier
I bought an RV-3A in 2002 and had it delivered...

I bought an RV-3A in 2002 and had it delivered from Virginia to Washington at my 1700' one way airstrip. I took 3 hours of transition training from Mike Seager in an RV6 with TO's and LNDG's at home...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 05:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,006
Posted By rv3flier
I suspect I may have the same problem. 235 hrs...

I suspect I may have the same problem. 235 hrs TT but it was completed in 2009 and I'm the third owner. Upon a cold start the engine seems smooth but when it starts to warm up I get a growling...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,055
Posted By rv3flier
Yes to the trim tab. But it takes a lot of left...

Yes to the trim tab. But it takes a lot of left rudder to overcome the roll. Based upon the amount of change a half turn on the left flaperon made, I think it might be overkill to adjust the right...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,055
Posted By rv3flier
Thanks for the pictures -- worth a thousand...

Thanks for the pictures -- worth a thousand words, as they say.

I checked the upper trailing edges of the wings and they seemed to be very close to even. I think trying to change anything there to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,055
Posted By rv3flier
Ya, I know except that I had a problem with left...

Ya, I know except that I had a problem with left brain/right brain. It actually rolls to the right not the left and does so with gusto, about a 2-3" right deflection of the stick. Prior to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,055
Posted By rv3flier
This is an old thread, but after a tree fell on...

This is an old thread, but after a tree fell on my hangar and damaged the flaperons, the flaperons were repaired. I had a pronounced roll to the left. I took it back to the shop that repaired the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 23,298
Posted By rv3flier
DaleB, Once you get the 740 mount dialed in, are...

DaleB,

Once you get the 740 mount dialed in, are you going to consider making a kit for sale? I would certainly be interested. I basically ignore my 396, except for the autopilot input, and rely...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,233
Posted By rv3flier
Thanks for the reference, Tacco.

Thanks for the reference, Tacco.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,823
Posted By rv3flier
The original link posted doesn't seem to work --...

The original link posted doesn't seem to work -- has it been removed?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,233
Posted By rv3flier
Does Van's or someone else close by the PDX metro...

Does Van's or someone else close by the PDX metro area offer the dynamic balancing that Scott has referenced?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,288
Posted By rv3flier
Thanks for the contact info.

Thanks for the contact info.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,288
Posted By rv3flier
Perry Robertson - Lenhardt's Airport

Does anyone know of Perry's current status? He apparently sustained a personal injury some time ago and had anticipated being able to resume work on ROTAX motors in March.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 22,450
Posted By rv3flier
JBPilot, Picture of your C clamp idea? Did you...

JBPilot,

Picture of your C clamp idea? Did you use wood shims under the C clamp ends?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-17-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,725
Posted By rv3flier
Smile rcarsey, you're right about the timing. I just...

rcarsey, you're right about the timing. I just got word this morning that the flaperons have been reskinned, the left wing top skin and the work on the right wing is done except for the wing tip. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,725
Posted By rv3flier
Russ, Metal Innovations picked up my RV-12 on...

Russ,

Metal Innovations picked up my RV-12 on the 5th and trucked it to their facility at Aurora. The repairs are projected to be completed around the 3rd week of January. Looks like I'll be able...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-26-2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,785
Posted By rv3flier
Another experience -- I picked up my new to me...

Another experience -- I picked up my new to me RV-12 south of Oklahoma City in April several years ago and flew west via Amarillo, Albuquerque, Gallup, Las Vegas, Henderson and up the eastern side of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,725
Posted By rv3flier
Thanks for the feedback, Scott. Marcus from...

Thanks for the feedback, Scott. Marcus from Metal Innovations will probably be over to Van's on Monday or Tuesday to check on parts.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,725
Posted By rv3flier
Thanks Sam, I followed your RV-6 build and now...

Thanks Sam,
I followed your RV-6 build and now see that you've got a D. VII -- beautiful! Have you had any dog fights?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,725
Posted By rv3flier
Smile Thanks for the additional input. My hangar is...

Thanks for the additional input. My hangar is going to be out of commission for an extended period of time. The lead time for replacement roof trusses is into January.

The damage is not extensive...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,725
Posted By rv3flier
Thanks for the quick response and suggestions. ...

Thanks for the quick response and suggestions. Russ, yes I'm at WA29 -- you did some welding on the motor mount of my RV-3 some years ago. Thanks for reminding me of Burl. And, Russ, I haven't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,725
Posted By rv3flier
Damage Repair Evaluation

Monday 11-12-18 a tree fell on my hangar breaking several trusses. A piece of one of the trusses along with an 8' fluorescent light fixture fell on my RV-12 damaging both wings and breaking the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2018, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,371
Posted By rv3flier
Unfortunately, far from lowering the cost of...

Unfortunately, far from lowering the cost of flying, the RV12 has turned into a bag of worms.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2017, 06:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,369
Posted By rv3flier
Thanks for the confirmation on pump removal.

Thanks for the confirmation on pump removal.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,369
Posted By rv3flier
facet fuel pump replacement

Is there room to replace the facet fuel pump w/o removing the fuel tank or anything but the access panel in the floor?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2016, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,124
Posted By rv3flier
BINGO! Thanks Joe. Bypassing the resistor was...

BINGO!

Thanks Joe. Bypassing the resistor was what was needed. It now works like it should. Although Dynon states that the Kavlico sensor will read 12 psi at a minimum, that's not what I'm...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,124
Posted By rv3flier
Ok, thanks. Any tools supplied are long gone...

Ok, thanks. Any tools supplied are long gone since I'm the third owner. I'll need to get some D sub pins & sockets before I proceed. I'll report back when I've accomplished the deed.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2016, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,124
Posted By rv3flier
I found three (3) WHT/YEL wires. One from the...

I found three (3) WHT/YEL wires. One from the Kavlico to ELW EDW 25 pin D sub going into the control board (pin 15?). One from the EFIS control board to the 37 pin D sub EMS (pin 22?) and one...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2016, 12:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,124
Posted By rv3flier
Yes, I spliced into the black ground wire from...

Yes, I spliced into the black ground wire from the manifold pressure sensor. Since I didn't build the aircraft and didn't do the original wiring -- I'm "flying by the seat of my pants." It may take...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,124
Posted By rv3flier
Ok, manual pressure gauge reads a normal 74 psi...

Ok, manual pressure gauge reads a normal 74 psi upon start up. However, with the Kavlico disconnected, the Dynon was still indicating pressure at 38 psi. From my notes and re-verifying the wiring...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2016, 07:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,124
Posted By rv3flier
Actually, the oil pressure wasn't fluctuating...

Actually, the oil pressure wasn't fluctuating much. Started out at 39 psi and, as the oil temp came up the pressure gradually went down to 15 psi and then gradually back up to 20 psi at 4000 rpm...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2016, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,124
Posted By rv3flier
Thanks for the feedback. I spun the motor with...

Thanks for the feedback. I spun the motor with the starter, fuel off and mags off to get an oil pressure indication before I started the motor. During the run up I did I didn't notice any...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2016, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,124
Posted By rv3flier
Interesting, I was thinking it would be the same...

Interesting, I was thinking it would be the same as having air in a brake line and getting a "soft pedal" -- but I suppose after the air in the line compresses, like you said, it would reach a point...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,124
Posted By rv3flier
Kavlico Oil Pressure Sensor

I had my Honeywell oil pressure sensor fail at 180 hrs TT and installed a Kavlico sensor instead. This required updating my Dynon D-180 to v. 5.5 to obtain the 5th sensor option for the Kavlico. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,367
Posted By rv3flier
Thanks, I missed the line that said the CLTTR...

Thanks, I missed the line that said the CLTTR option doesn't show up until the update is done!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2016, 05:05 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 13,367
Posted By rv3flier
I know this is an old thread. However, I'm just...

I know this is an old thread. However, I'm just getting around to updating my D-180 to 5.5 from 5.4 mainly because I had to change the oil pressure sensor to a Kavlico which requires at least...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2016, 07:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,722
Posted By rv3flier
Don, If you're willing to make a batch of your...

Don,

If you're willing to make a batch of your offset lobe wing tool, count me in for one. A great idea, especially when you have to install the wings by yourself.

John Warren
RV12 124RN
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2016, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,821
Posted By rv3flier
This is a heads up for those who intend to order...

This is a heads up for those who intend to order new floats from California Power Systems. I just received 4 floats I'd ordered that were shipped in a mylar pack!!!! There were 16 perforations...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-30-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,017
Posted By rv3flier
Thanks all, I ordered and received the Kavlico...

Thanks all, I ordered and received the Kavlico unit from Aircraft Spruce yesterday. My Dynon's last update was 5.4 - apparently there's a 5.4.2 update that followed that includes the Kavlico as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-27-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,017
Posted By rv3flier
F1rocket, You're the man! If all else fails,...

F1rocket, You're the man! If all else fails, get a hammer. It worked! Thanks for the tip.

John
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-27-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,017
Posted By rv3flier
From Dynon EMS pressure sensor documentation...

From Dynon EMS pressure sensor documentation addendum Revision B July, 2012, Flight DEK-180 will not display zero when connected to a Kavilco (and I assume the Keller) oil pressure sender. Instead...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-26-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,017
Posted By rv3flier
Thanks F1Rocket, I'll give the hammer a try. ...

Thanks F1Rocket, I'll give the hammer a try.

Jetguy, that unit is no longer offered by Lockwood, but thanks for the thought.

Rvbuilder2002, I called Dynon about the change, but was only told...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-26-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,017
Posted By rv3flier
What are the odds?

What are the odds that two days after flying with no issues, that upon turning on the master sw, there's no clacking noise indicating that the Facet fuel pump is working. So, then I start the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,302
Posted By rv3flier
FWIW Last summer I was running high oil temps...

FWIW Last summer I was running high oil temps with ambient temperatures in the 80's on climb out. I considered moving the oil cooler but since my prop pitch was more cruise than climb (about 4850...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,282
Posted By rv3flier
Last week I flew from La Center, WA to McCall, ID...

Last week I flew from La Center, WA to McCall, ID at 9500' and observed the same fluctuation in fuel flow at 5200 rpm. The fuel flow went from 5 gph to over 7 gph and then gradually came down after...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-10-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,052
Posted By rv3flier
Been away for awhile, I should do that and soon. ...

Been away for awhile, I should do that and soon. I did for the pitot ---
I also appreciate the response from Dynon as to why I still got an AOA indication.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,052
Posted By rv3flier
+1, schrader valve adapter to beach ball + a bit...

+1, schrader valve adapter to beach ball + a bit of tubing for one way 1700' strip. I use a schrader valve cap to cover it in the hangar. One interesting observation, I forgot to remove the cap on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 27,381
Posted By rv3flier
FWIW I started out with a static of 4700 +/- 20...

FWIW I started out with a static of 4700 +/- 20 and a blade average of 66.0 (one at 65.7 the other at 66.3) and ended up with 5030 static and 68.4 degrees on each blade. So, in my situation I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 27,381
Posted By rv3flier
I managed to get up today after being out of town...

I managed to get up today after being out of town for awhile. Static = 5030 rpm; Climb out at 75Kts with 1/2 flaps = 5230 rpm; At 8500' 8*C full throttle = 5650-5680 rpm. Seems as though I'm...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 27,381
Posted By rv3flier
Thanks for posting, CactusPilot.

Thanks for posting, CactusPilot.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 27,381
Posted By rv3flier
After several more attempts to get my prop...

After several more attempts to get my prop pitched to get to the 4960-5020 recommended static rpm, I've got it to 5030 with 68.4* on each blade -- (note that the degrees I measured would be different...
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