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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,601
Posted By Harvey rv12
J3 I had the same experience you described. ...

J3
I had the same experience you described. Engine running rough, pulled cowl, sure enough left front bottom plug wire hanging loose off spark plug. Upon close examination, it looks like the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,499
Posted By Harvey rv12
I have often wondered exactly what governs the...

I have often wondered exactly what governs the 50lb baggage limit in the -12. I'm guessing floor loading?. I store heavier items in the center channel, or behind seats, and do not consider those...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-14-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By Harvey rv12
Pacific City Oregon, everything close to the...

Pacific City Oregon, everything close to the airport. Lodging, food, the beach.
A little farther south, Shelter Cove CA. Everything within walking distance to the airport, hotels, restaurants,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-06-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,608
Posted By Harvey rv12
I have shown a small drip at the weephole on my...

I have shown a small drip at the weephole on my Rotax 912uls for 700hrs. The engine uses no coolant. The drip signifies that coolant is present.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,218
Posted By Harvey rv12
It’s very doable

I’ve camped at both those places in my 12. I have about 560 pounds of useful load, that allows plenty for camping gear. Early morning arrival and departure is a big help with density altitude &...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2021, 12:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,823
Posted By Harvey rv12
try 2 manifold pressure gauges

I never had much luck with the carbmate. For me, using the gauges shows the numbers, in-hg, for each carb while advancing through the rpm range. It might show something not seen with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-22-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By Harvey rv12
DeOxit

I just invested in a can of DeOxit contact cleaner. Back into the tailcone I go.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,737
Posted By Harvey rv12
Mike Seager

FYI, I did my last 2 BFR's with Mike Seager, and used my own RV-12. No need to rent a Vans RV-12.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By Harvey rv12
The sensor terminates at the ADAHRS, with a small...

The sensor terminates at the ADAHRS, with a small 2 pin connector. Last CI I pulled the connector and sprayed with "duster air" aerosol can. I did not use any chemical cleaner, nor did I have a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2021, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,039
Posted By Harvey rv12
OAT sensor bad?

I am getting intermittent/flickering OAT, density altitude, true airspeed, and the TAS Vne redline. I am thinking the OAT sensor is faulty. Anyone out there have one of these go bad?.
I am tempted...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,609
Posted By Harvey rv12
I reused internal spring

On my upper radiator hose, I removed the spring from my original build and reinstalled it in my new silicone hose. Did anyone else do likewise?. It was a bear to get in.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By Harvey rv12
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=101148

I think you are talking about the SL40 com radio, not SL30.
I just completed this job on my -12. You will need some patience getting back...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2021, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,784
Posted By Harvey rv12
I have flown my -12 to OSH from Seattle twice,...

I have flown my -12 to OSH from Seattle twice, '17 & '18. Full of tents, bags, pads, table & chairs, and still under gross. Route eastward from Seattle followed I90, then just picked our way along...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,451
Posted By Harvey rv12
Did Van’s mention an upcoming SB to deal with...

Did Van’s mention an upcoming SB to deal with this?.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2021, 03:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,986
Posted By Harvey rv12
Trick with adel clamps

Gblwy, can you or someone share the trick with the adel clamps?, is there some unique way of removing and reinstalling them?. I have fumbled with them before.

Thanks in advance
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,986
Posted By Harvey rv12
Great news

My engine mount was shipped from Vans today.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,986
Posted By Harvey rv12
engine standoff mount

Was told this morning from Vans the engine mount standoff weldment will not ship until mid March :-(. Mine has a visible crack. Bummer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-13-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,180
Posted By Harvey rv12
Excellent analysis by Nigel, as usual. ...

Excellent analysis by Nigel, as usual.
https://www.kitplanes.com/using-level-accelerations-to-determine-climb-performance/
All this from simply measuring his straight line acceleration, using...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,180
Posted By Harvey rv12
I fly an RV-12. Empty weight about 760lb. Per...

I fly an RV-12. Empty weight about 760lb. Per the POH, best angle climb speed is 60kias @ 1320lb. Suppose I am trying to clear a tall tree at the end of the runway. If I'm solo, 30lbs fuel, no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-10-2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,180
Posted By Harvey rv12
Best angle climb speed Vx

To all you expert aerodynamicist's out there, my question:
Does best angle climb speed vary with weight in the same way as maneuvering speed or stall speed?.
I understand best angle climb speed is a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,986
Posted By Harvey rv12
mag overhaul on rotax

Keith;
When you say you had the "mags overhauled", can you share how this is done?
Tom O
Forum: Safety 10-30-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,754
Posted By Harvey rv12
NTSB Aviation Accident Database & Synopses

Has anyone noticed changes to the “NTSB Aviation Accident Database & Synopses” search tool?
https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/index.aspx
I have used it many times in the past to find...
Forum: California 09-15-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,925
Posted By Harvey rv12
San Carlos

I have used San Carlos a few times when visiting San Francisco. Easy to get to the city via train, bus or rental car.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,943
Posted By Harvey rv12
Any resolution from Van?s on this issue?. It...

Any resolution from Van?s on this issue?. It seems to have went unanswered.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,978
Posted By Harvey rv12
The block came from Van's with the ADS-b in...

The block came from Van's with the ADS-b in install kit. I milled it slightly to better accept all tubes/wires. I'm opening up the plane next week for condition inspection, will get a pic then.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2020, 03:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,978
Posted By Harvey rv12
When I installed ads-b in antenna coax cable, i...

When I installed ads-b in antenna coax cable, i had the same problem, lots of wires/tubes in a small area. I ended up adding another nylon block just forward of the block you show, and added a 3rd...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,114
Posted By Harvey rv12
Where can I see survey results?

Are they posted on the survey monkey website?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,114
Posted By Harvey rv12
Done

Last year saw a 5% increase in hull premium, no change in liability premium.
Forum: Propellers 01-24-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,668
Posted By Harvey rv12
Your math is bad. Maybe 750 ft./s

Your math is bad. Maybe 750 ft./s
Forum: ADS-B 10-03-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,262
Posted By Harvey rv12
ADS-B 472 antenna placement

Vans kit assembly instructions call for placement of antenna on underside of tailcone near the frame aft of aft bulkhead. Power consumption is small as I recall, perhaps 100ma.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,255
Posted By Harvey rv12
Jim Did the rebuild kit contain new jet needle...

Jim
Did the rebuild kit contain new jet needle and needle jet?, and was there any wear on these or other moving parts, ie slide, shaft bushings etc?.
My -12 has about the same hours (480) and I am...
Forum: ADS-B 08-15-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,816
Posted By Harvey rv12
Continental O-200

By omitting the alternator in a Continental O-200, do you just cap-off the opening where the alternator went ?, using a blank plate?.
Forum: ADS-B 08-14-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,816
Posted By Harvey rv12
Thank you for the prompt response. Dale, can you...

Thank you for the prompt response.
Dale, can you describe your project/engine?
Forum: ADS-B 08-14-2019, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,816
Posted By Harvey rv12
ADS-B exempt

Can I build an airplane today, with no electrical system, and be considered exempt from the transponder & ADS-B requirement ?. Looking for guidance from DAR's and other experts.


14 CFR...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-22-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,855
Posted By Harvey rv12
I thought if during your recalibrating of your...

I thought if during your recalibrating of your fuel level, perhaps you erred in some way, ie 2 indications of fuel pressure, one beneath the oil temp indicator, and one in the lower right of screen.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-22-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,855
Posted By Harvey rv12
Probably unrelated, but do you have 2 fuel...

Probably unrelated, but do you have 2 fuel pressure readings?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,333
Posted By Harvey rv12
Talking Just found the manual, right in front of me!!

It is hitting the control column stop first, so adjustments are needed.

As usual, a fountain of knowledge here.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,333
Posted By Harvey rv12
What am I missing

http://i65.tinypic.com/2nrdiec.jpg


Can someone help with the statement in the above photo:?
"Make sure the stabilator contacts its up & down stops before the WD-1210 control column contacts its up...
Forum: Safety 03-12-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,476
Posted By Harvey rv12
??

If I get close to Charlie or Bravo airspace, why would I get a number to call when I land?.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-06-2019, 11:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,859
Posted By Harvey rv12
Hello Scott; Did you record your static runup RPM...

Hello Scott;
Did you record your static runup RPM at full throttle?, or rpm achieved during climb out?.
I'm always interested in other folks numbers. I am trying to satisfy the Rotax service...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-02-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,659
Posted By Harvey rv12
Jim; I had the same issue when I bought my 12. ...

Jim;
I had the same issue when I bought my 12. The fitting was making contact with the muffler body. I thought the friction would rub through the fitting and dump all my motor oil while inflight. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,134
Posted By Harvey rv12
JBPILOT Looks like you are the leader in total...

JBPILOT
Looks like you are the leader in total hours. How is the Rotax 912 holding up after 1254hrs?, does it appear it will go 4000hrs between overhaul?, any signs of wear or tear?.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,134
Posted By Harvey rv12
370hrs

Bought mine with 25hrs on 4-12-15. AW issued 11-5-12. Now 370hrs. I put 345hrs in 3.4 yrs.
Forum: ADS-B 08-30-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,686
Posted By Harvey rv12
Call from FAA

Hello all you avionics experts. I just received a phone call followed by an email from the FAA stating the following:
?This letter is providing written notification that the FAA has monitored...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 36,153
Posted By Harvey rv12
I have used it, and I liked it because it matched...

I have used it, and I liked it because it matched exactly the airfoil used on the prop, and it would measure accurately the angle of the chord line from leading edge to trailing edge. But I will say...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-01-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,776
Posted By Harvey rv12
Wautoma ++

I agree on giving Wautoma high marks. I got a flat on landing Sunday. The entire FBO came to my rescue, had the flat left main on a dolly and pulled my plane back to their shop. As busy as they...
Forum: Midwest 07-14-2018, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,118
Posted By Harvey rv12
Cutter aviation at Colorado springs

I just stayed for five nights at Cutter aviation. They offered me a hanger for $50 a night but the weather was such that I just tied down outside. They had a Rent-A-Car waiting for me when I got...
Forum: Midwest 07-13-2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By Harvey rv12
I will be filling up both ways to & from OSH

I wish I could find more of the Swift fuel
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,154
Posted By Harvey rv12
The moving forward of the oil cooler is to put...

The moving forward of the oil cooler is to put some distance between cooler and muffler. Also there is a revised muffler system the moves the muffler aft some distance to give even more distance...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 49,732
Posted By Harvey rv12
Vans SB?s usually have a ?synopsis? detailing...

Vans SB?s usually have a ?synopsis? detailing what prompted the bulletin.
This SB doesn?t say much. Would be interesting to learn how this was discovered.
Forum: ADS-B 01-04-2018, 01:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 18,603
Posted By Harvey rv12
I too have been waiting anxiously. No definite...

I too have been waiting anxiously. No definite word from Dynon yet.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-02-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,457
Posted By Harvey rv12
I bought a couple of those from Latvia a few...

I bought a couple of those from Latvia a few months back through eBay after one of my CHT?s went bad.
I took a couple weeks to get them. The one I installed is working great so far. It looks...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-31-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 202,288
Posted By Harvey rv12
JAE; Did you post pics?. Would like to see. Am...

JAE;
Did you post pics?.
Would like to see. Am thinking you are drilling through the engine mount tube?.

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-07-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,572
Posted By Harvey rv12
Agreed

We have much to be thankful for, it could be a whole lot worse. Wouldn't trade the good ole USA for anything.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-01-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,589
Posted By Harvey rv12
I too filled up at Portage WI with Swift 94UL. I...

I too filled up at Portage WI with Swift 94UL. I have been asking my FBO to get it, but they are not showing much interest. Things move slowly in aviation, but it will show up at more airports soon.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-23-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,602
Posted By Harvey rv12
How Rotax got its name

The origin of Rotax is from the term "Rotary Axle" back in the back in the 1920's
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,106
Posted By Harvey rv12
I certainly owe ya a small prize! I learned...

I certainly owe ya a small prize!
I learned there is a lot more to a fuel system than just a filler cap and an outlet to the engine.

Design of vent line to run down below the tank to prevent fuel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2017, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,106
Posted By Harvey rv12
Why does return line run up into filler neck?

Ahh, constant head pressure. Why didn't I think of that.
Thanks to all for the guidance. These guys at Van's are pretty sharp!:D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2017, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,106
Posted By Harvey rv12
I double checked the fittings on the bottom of...

I double checked the fittings on the bottom of the tank, I don't believe that is the source of the leak. I now understand that the return line runs all the way up into the filler neck. What is the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2017, 07:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,106
Posted By Harvey rv12
Pat; You mention removing the "vent line from...

Pat;
You mention removing the "vent line from bottom of tank first". The only vent I have is the fuel cap, and the only lines to the tank are the return line, and the fuel outlet to the pump, both...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,106
Posted By Harvey rv12
Where else can you get service like here at...

Where else can you get service like here at VAF.
Thanks for the help.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2017, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,106
Posted By Harvey rv12
tank removal

Hello fellow RV-12 flyers;
I am faced with removing my RV-12 fuel tank, as I have developed a leak. It appears to be from proseal on the underside of the tank, but until I get up on a bench, and...
Forum: RV-10 10-04-2017, 06:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,429
Posted By Harvey rv12
Well said Vic & Jon.

Well said Vic & Jon.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-04-2017, 04:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,552
Posted By Harvey rv12
Don; Mike Seager, Vernonia OR is a good start. ...

Don;
Mike Seager, Vernonia OR is a good start. He is highly recommended through Van's. You can find his contact info on Van's website.
Do not give up yet. If you can afford 2 new RV-12's, you can...
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