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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,766
Posted By jrtens
Very nice video - thanks! :)

Very nice video - thanks! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-21-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,686
Posted By jrtens
On my Cirrus I used colored vinyl tape as...

On my Cirrus I used colored vinyl tape as necessary on the cowl intakes. Stayed on just fine and was easy to remove - no damage to your...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-10-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,251
Posted By jrtens
Thank you Michela. How very kind of you to think...

Thank you Michela. How very kind of you to think of others at a time when you are missing your Dad.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By jrtens
Blocking off the oil cooler and radiator doesn't...

Blocking off the oil cooler and radiator doesn't have to be elaborate.
Just put some heat tape on there and adjust the amount to get the temperatures that you want.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,914
Posted By jrtens
Blue Sea is what we have on the 12iS and I have...

Blue Sea is what we have on the 12iS and I have charged my Ipad and phone together inflight without any problems.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,505
Posted By jrtens
Working with the avionics could be a good...

Working with the avionics could be a good opportunity to test your battery. If your battery can't power the avionics for 30 minutes, maybe it is time to get a new battery.

When you are done, use a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,393
Posted By jrtens
Yesterday was a great day for mountain...

Yesterday was a great day for mountain flying.

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Here's what it looked like on the map.

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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2021, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,851
Posted By jrtens
Not for your wheel fairing project, but this will...

Not for your wheel fairing project, but this will work if you have to change a tire and there are no sawhorses handy.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,616
Posted By jrtens
First snow of the season - didn't quite make it...

First snow of the season - didn't quite make it down to the ski resorts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By jrtens
Use the paperclip icon to attach your pics. 16773

Use the paperclip icon to attach your pics.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2021, 07:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,671
Posted By jrtens
A little mountain flying. 16607

A little mountain flying.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 60
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 10,596
Posted By jrtens
Mount Timpanogos

Mount Timpanogos
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-29-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,241
Posted By jrtens
You will be able to get engine and flight data...

You will be able to get engine and flight data logs from your Dynon or Garmin system. (oil pressure and much more)

BUDS might be necessary to find problems with the ECU, ignition and fuel injection...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2021, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,225
Posted By jrtens
I couldn't find a purpose for that engine time...

I couldn't find a purpose for that engine time either so I just removed it from the display.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,377
Posted By jrtens
Rob, thanks for the explanation and the video.

Rob, thanks for the explanation and the video.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By jrtens
Looks like your ARMs are off a bit there. From...

Looks like your ARMs are off a bit there.

From the POH:

Pilot 78.85

Fuel 100.83

Baggage 114.42
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,656
Posted By jrtens
Well that's great! I hope it is a wonderful...

Well that's great! I hope it is a wonderful airplane for you. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,239
Posted By jrtens
NO! Your lane lights remain unlit. (They are...

NO! Your lane lights remain unlit. (They are fault lights) The only indication is a significant jump in amps as your battery begins to charge. For example, with the Earth X battery, my amps usually...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,656
Posted By jrtens
Hi Steve, Just to be clear for insurance,...

Hi Steve,

Just to be clear for insurance, maintenance, etc. and so that folks here can respond to your questions accurately, your plane is a very good looking 2012 RV-12.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2021, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By jrtens
OK thanks Scott.

OK thanks Scott.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By jrtens
I just mean that I have looked at the ASB for a...

I just mean that I have looked at the ASB for a list of fuel pump SNs but cannot find it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By jrtens
I wish it did - it would be so much more...

I wish it did - it would be so much more appropriate.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By jrtens
Well that's a tough one. The Rotax ASB refers to...

Well that's a tough one.

The Rotax ASB refers to the SN of the fuel pump assembly which is located on the bottom half of the metal box that the assembly came in.

The 12iS installation does not use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-23-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,006
Posted By jrtens
You may also have to crop them a bit to save the...

You may also have to crop them a bit to save the new orientation before posting here.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-16-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 810
Posted By jrtens
According to the KAI, it is 70 inches.

According to the KAI, it is 70 inches.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By jrtens
Unlikely. The structure was specifically designed...

Unlikely. The structure was specifically designed for that max gross weight.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,149
Posted By jrtens
Vans now recommends 567 in the latest version of...

Vans now recommends 567 in the latest version of the MM. It's just a higher temp version of 565. (page 1-11)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 08-02-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 238,520
Posted By jrtens
Here you go. :)

Here you go. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-27-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By jrtens
Not much increase in performance - 3 KIAS. I...

Not much increase in performance - 3 KIAS.

I only put them on for long cross country trips.

I would rather be able to see the brakes and tires easily before each flight.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-25-2021, 06:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By jrtens
This info might...

This info might help.

https://slcairport.com/about-the-airport/general-aviation/south-valley-regional-airport/
Forum: ADS-B 07-23-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,254
Posted By jrtens
If you are going to get a charger, make sure it...

If you are going to get a charger, make sure it is OK for your lithium battery.

Here is some info for you.

https://earthxbatteries.com/our-batteries/battery-charging
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-22-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,767
Posted By jrtens
Agree. I had the same french horn kind of sound....

Agree. I had the same french horn kind of sound. After doing the conditioning procedure a few times, it was gone.
Forum: RV-10 07-22-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,506
Posted By jrtens
Attach your photo by using the paperclip icon.

Attach your photo by using the paperclip icon.
Forum: ADS-B 07-21-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,254
Posted By jrtens
Most likely a software setting on the GPS output...

Most likely a software setting on the GPS output to the transponder. Best to contact Garmin support I think.

Had a similar problem on my Cirrus. Problem was solved by updating to the latest software...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,315
Posted By jrtens
It is PPG 906336 Laser Blue.

It is PPG 906336 Laser Blue.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-12-2021, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,140
Posted By jrtens
Attach your photo using the paperclip icon.

Attach your photo using the paperclip icon.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,258
Posted By jrtens
Actually the ambient air pressure and temperature...

Actually the ambient air pressure and temperature sensor (AAPTS) does not need to be disconnected.
The air filter assembly is attached to the lower cowl with 4 screws. The design allows the lower...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,258
Posted By jrtens
You may be able to get more information. While...

You may be able to get more information.
While the light is on, with Dynon go to menu then engine tools then engine faults.
I think Garmin has something similar.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By jrtens
Posting photos

Good luck with your build.

Use the paperclip icon when you are posting to include photos.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-26-2021, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,623
Posted By jrtens
If you modify the iphone pic ( crop, etc ) and...

If you modify the iphone pic ( crop, etc ) and save, it will end up right.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-31-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
Posted By jrtens
Beautiful - thanks! :)

Beautiful - thanks! :)
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-31-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,430
Posted By jrtens
The last two flats I had were caused by air...

The last two flats I had were caused by air leaking past the filler valve in the stem. One I just tightened and the other I replaced the valve.
So I carry a stem valve tool and extra valve in my go...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,799
Posted By jrtens
Cool. :cool:

Cool. :cool:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 938
Posted By jrtens
This works for...

This works for me.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B000AAIB38/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,311
Posted By jrtens
I think monitoring the engine, electrical and...

I think monitoring the engine, electrical and fuel data is important enough to have its own screen - something you can see without reading glasses.:) Plus on the 12iS, the extra load on the B...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By jrtens
Econ mode is where the engine control unit mixes...

Econ mode is where the engine control unit mixes the fuel and air at the optimum ratio for efficiency. It is a function of the throttle setting only - no selection switches. Above 97% the fuel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By jrtens
If you look at that picture again you will see...

If you look at that picture again you will see the throttle is at 97%.
Depending on how much you push it up beyond econ, you can get 5 to 10 knots with fuel flow going up .5 to 1 gallon per hour -...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,550
Posted By jrtens
Here is high econ cruise - two blade.

Here is high econ cruise - two blade.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,372
Posted By jrtens
Maybe AirCore Aviation right there at AWO -...

Maybe AirCore Aviation right there at AWO - although their website doesn't seem to be up anymore.

https://flightsabove.org/project/624/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,122
Posted By jrtens
You may have overheated regulator B. So you...

You may have overheated regulator B. So you might have to replace it and the associated connectors.

Here are some related...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,245
Posted By jrtens
Congratulations!! :)

Congratulations!! :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,127
Posted By jrtens
The 12iS pumps are switched for two reasons....

The 12iS pumps are switched for two reasons. First, you have to be able to check each one individually before flight. Second, only one pump is used for starting to reduce the electrical load.

Vans...
Forum: ADS-B 04-09-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,185
Posted By jrtens
Make sure the RS-232 channel 1 output on the 430W...

Make sure the RS-232 channel 1 output on the 430W is set to ADS-B Out +.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,208
Posted By jrtens
Somewhere along the way Vans added headset...

Somewhere along the way Vans added headset brackets just in front of the air vents.
They work very well.:)

Interestingly in that picture, Pete has those brackets on his plane - he just hasn't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,481
Posted By jrtens
I call this my Last Chance checklist which I...

I call this my Last Chance checklist which I leave on my seat so that I will look at it before I strap in.

It has already saved me three times.:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,360
Posted By jrtens
This might help.

This might help.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-01-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 483
Posted By jrtens
Yes. Garlock seal leaks are fairly common in the...

Yes. Garlock seal leaks are fairly common in the accessory drives.
I had one leaking into my #2 alternator on my Cirrus.
They may not have replaced the seals on your rebuild.

The service center...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,234
Posted By jrtens
Right next to the smiley face - top row in "reply...

Right next to the smiley face - top row in "reply to thread"
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,234
Posted By jrtens
Attach the photo using the paperclip icon.

Attach the photo using the paperclip icon.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,220
Posted By jrtens
Yes Ben, they are powered on and off with the...

Yes Ben, they are powered on and off with the master switch and run continuously.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By jrtens
Here is the 12 autopilot KAI section if you don't...

Here is the 12 autopilot KAI section if you don't already have it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By jrtens
Here's...

Here's one.

https://www.cessnaflyer.org/maintenance-tech/item/774-aircraft-sales-agreement-sample-forms.html
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,475
Posted By jrtens
This might...

This might help.

https://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/torque-wrench-luggage-scale-d_1909.html
Forum: West (and Southwest) 03-11-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,491
Posted By jrtens
Glad to help. :)

Glad to help. :)
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