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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-12-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,721
Posted By mwardle7
I think Rian described a “high end” tubing...

I think Rian described a “high end” tubing bender. See https://youtu.be/YHhwwlx0a_s?t=437. I don’t think a high end tubing bender would be needed to make fuel lines, but I’m no expert.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-12-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By mwardle7
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-11-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By mwardle7
Does anyone know the answer?

Does anyone know the answer?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By mwardle7
Thank you so much! That is exactly what I was...

Thank you so much! That is exactly what I was wondering about. Much appreciated!
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By mwardle7
Yes, sorry guys. I meant the N16 not the...

Yes, sorry guys. I meant the N16 not the V16.

Thanks for all of the input. It's consistent with what I've read. I'm wondering if anybody has successfully controlled a N16 from the G3X Touch through...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-17-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 632
Posted By mwardle7
Control MGL V16 Nav Radio from G3X Touch?

Does anyone know if you can directly control a MGL N16 Nav Radio with a Vega Controller from the G3X Touch interface? I've not found a clear answer to this question. I've heard that it is possible,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-27-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,643
Posted By mwardle7
I'm happy to report that the airplane is flying...

I'm happy to report that the airplane is flying again. It was a bad stator. Unfortunately, it was a saga to get to the final diagnosis.

After speaking with a Rotax technician about the possibility...
Forum: Acts of Charity (using your RV) 12-14-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,222
Posted By mwardle7
Thanks for the positive report, Steve! I flew my...

Thanks for the positive report, Steve!

I flew my RV-12 with the Backcountry Santas into Montezuma Creek last year. It was an amazing experience. It creates a real feeling of excitement for the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,643
Posted By mwardle7
I pulled the stator and it is being tested. I'll...

I pulled the stator and it is being tested. I'll post once I have the issue resolved.

By the way, I did test all of the resistance values in the Heavy Maintenance Manual and they were all within...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,783
Posted By mwardle7
We all have our own personal standards, some are...

We all have our own personal standards, some are more aggressive than others.

I plan a VFR minimum reserve of 1 hour. In the -12, a minimum 30 min VFR fuel reserve is just over a couple of gallons....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-30-2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,643
Posted By mwardle7
Aircraft has successfully been trailered home....

Aircraft has successfully been trailered home. Did a "wire wiggle" while testing resistance on both red wires from the stator; no changes in resistance observed.

In order to get to the stator...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2020, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,643
Posted By mwardle7
Unhappy I'll check. Does the spacer affect ignition...

I'll check. Does the spacer affect ignition functionality? Can you point it out on the parts...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,643
Posted By mwardle7
Getting warmer. I switched the red wires from the...

Getting warmer. I switched the red wires from the generator in the ignition harness from the "A" to "B" plugs and vice-versa. These wires power the ignition modules. The problem moved to lane "A."...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,643
Posted By mwardle7
Great suggestions, I'll check the areas...

Great suggestions, I'll check the areas mentioned. Please keep'm coming!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,643
Posted By mwardle7
Bad "B" Ignition on Rotax 912ULS - Stranded KDLN - Any advice?

Greetings:

On a flight from Salt Lake City to Ryan Field near West Glacier Montana, I stopped for fuel in Dillon, MT (KDLN). After fueling, I performed a runup. When I flipped the switch off for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,201
Posted By mwardle7
Here's the logo I...

Here's the logo I...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 05-21-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 485
Posted By mwardle7
Utah Charity Flight to Navajo Nation June 1, 2020

Dear Fellow RV Pilots in the Utah Area:

The Backcountry Santa Pilots are excited to announce a charity flight to the Navajo Nation on the morning of Monday, June 1, 2020. The Indian Law section of...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-19-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 898
Posted By mwardle7
Connect a King KN-53 Nav Radio to Garmin G3X?

Yes, I know this is a long shot - but is is it possible to link the Nav source of a Garmin G3X Touch unit to a King KN-53 Nav radio for Nav/Glideslope input into the G3X?
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-20-2020, 01:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,759
Posted By mwardle7
Thank you so much for sharing. I fly around Utah...

Thank you so much for sharing. I fly around Utah a lot and didn't know about the program. This is a fun project for my son and I to complete. We stopped in Dutch John last Saturday and noted the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-24-2020, 10:33 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 141,531
Posted By mwardle7
TPMS

Create compatibility with the Garmin Tire Pressure Monitoring sensors so that tire pressure can be monitored on the G3X.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/131744
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 48,306
Posted By mwardle7
I placed a web order and then called the next day...

I placed a web order and then called the next day to check the backlog.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2020, 10:51 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 48,306
Posted By mwardle7
Exclamation FYI, I ordered my nose fork and leg yesterday and...

FYI, I ordered my nose fork and leg yesterday and they quoted me a July/August ship date. :(
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 136,931
Posted By mwardle7
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/MZOBwGR-262MRmKK...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/MZOBwGR-262MRmKKfpxyOGwlYTiUV2-EBhB3BMpxfcZmgDwRz1s6skdn6IQ=w2400

RV-12 over Canyonlands National Park - Maze District (Utah)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,446
Posted By mwardle7
I sure wish I knew how to add a master caution to...

I sure wish I knew how to add a master caution to the G3X touch. Anybody know how to do it?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-09-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 62,700
Posted By mwardle7
I've been flying behind Marvel Schebler floats...

I've been flying behind Marvel Schebler floats since the end of October. No fuel smell in the cockpit, finally. I had the good Rotax floats, the better Rotax "replacement floats", the Rotax...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,222
Posted By mwardle7
My RV 12 is based at Salt Lake International. I...

My RV 12 is based at Salt Lake International. I have to clear the mountains on almost every flight. The 12 does just fine at gross weight. It performs remarkably well when flying solo. The Rotax...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,776
Posted By mwardle7
I started my RV-12 in 2014. At the time it was my...

I started my RV-12 in 2014. At the time it was my best option for my needs, It was a straightforward build and an easy and fun airplane to fly. But if the Outbound would have been available at the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-09-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,164
Posted By mwardle7
CFI for RV-12 near KSLC

I need a flight review in my RV-12. Is there a CFI is willing to do flight reviews in an E?SLA near KSLC?
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 09-08-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 247,375
Posted By mwardle7
This thread is a bit of a painful topic for...

This thread is a bit of a painful topic for me.

I shopped and shopped and shopped before I finally pulled the trigger on my RV 12 kit in 2014. I wanted more of a bush plane, but for my first build...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,842
Posted By mwardle7
This is one of the things I've suspected, but...

This is one of the things I've suspected, but didn't know it could actually happen. It makes sense given the circumstances. I've noticed that the fuel smell is more pronounced when the ambient...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,842
Posted By mwardle7
Thank you, Vic. Given the caution from the tech...

Thank you, Vic. Given the caution from the tech support lines to from the various Rotax suppliers, I have been reluctant to mess with the clips, although it makes a lot of sense to do so. I'll give...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,842
Posted By mwardle7
That is a great question, Jim. I am on my third...

That is a great question, Jim. I am on my third set of floats this year. :mad: My last replacement was a set of 861?188 floats in May. I?ll try and check and see if the new ?won?t sink? floats are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2018, 07:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,842
Posted By mwardle7
Rotax Performance at High Altitude with Different Fuels

I live in Utah and fly through the Rocky Mountains on most cross country flights. I typically cruise at 10,500 or 11,500 (when I eventually get there), and in the summer the density altitude at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,386
Posted By mwardle7
Turns out that I solved the audio quality issue...

Turns out that I solved the audio quality issue by bypassing the AV-5000 and connecting the line output from the stereo directly to the music input on the GTR 200.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,386
Posted By mwardle7
Panel Update

Greetings! I thought I would post a few pictures from a recent panel upgrade for those of you who may be looking for ideas on how to expand the features available on your RV-12 panel.

I have the G3X...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-02-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 141,531
Posted By mwardle7
New FIS-B weather products announced by the FAA...

New FIS-B weather products announced by the FAA in June 2018 (lightning strikes, turbulence, icing forecasts, cloud tops, airmets and Center weather advisories).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,021
Posted By mwardle7
Thank you everyone for your excellent suggestions.

Thank you everyone for your excellent suggestions.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,021
Posted By mwardle7
Very helpful. Thank you!

Very helpful. Thank you!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2018, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,021
Posted By mwardle7
Got it. LO is audio cable ground. How would you...

Got it. LO is audio cable ground. How would you reduce it to line level? Thank you!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,021
Posted By mwardle7
External Audio Entertainment Wiring

I am interested in installing a marine-style digital media receiver like this:

http://i65.tinypic.com/hx6el5.jpg
(Example shown is a Clarion GR10BT)

Or, as an alternative, I would like to install a...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-24-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 141,531
Posted By mwardle7
Wireless database updates via Garmin Pilot using...

Wireless database updates via Garmin Pilot using the WiFi already built in to the G3X.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-27-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 141,531
Posted By mwardle7
Automatically set the weather altitude on the...

Automatically set the weather altitude on the weather page for the weather closest to your actual altitude.

Setting for flap over speed for manual flaps.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,963
Posted By mwardle7
I found 44 in pounds in an older German version...

I found 44 in pounds in an older German version of the Rotax Illustrated Parts Catalog. For some reason they deleted the torque values in the latest English version.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 11,446
Posted By mwardle7
For those interested in adding a flap position...

For those interested in adding a flap position sensor to a RV-12 ULS setup with the Garmin G3X, here's how I did it:

1. Purchase a Ray Allen position sensor. I used the POS-12, but you could use any...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,132
Posted By mwardle7
I couldn?t find the torque spec for the throttle...

I couldn?t find the torque spec for the throttle arm nut in the latest Rotax Illustrared Parts Catalog. I did, however, find a spec in an older German version of the manual - 44 in lbs.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-20-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 141,531
Posted By mwardle7
Tab for PIREP form on info page with available...

Tab for PIREP form on info page with available data already displayed and explanations for information that can?t be automatically populated, like this:

PIREP Form

1. Aircraft identification:...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2018, 08:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,198
Posted By mwardle7
Smile G3X GPS Data Out to ACK E-04 Hints for RV-12

I just went through a troubleshooting exercise to ensure that the GPS data from my G3X is being properly transmitted to the ACK E-04 ELT. This is important because without the GPS data being sent to...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-01-2018, 08:25 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 141,531
Posted By mwardle7
Larger barbs and different color barbs on the...

Larger barbs and different color barbs on the winds aloft page. The small green barbs are very difficult to read.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2017, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,919
Posted By mwardle7
S-1207 Spinner Pitot Bushing

I can't seem to get Loctite 243 to hold the spinner pitot bushing in place over the long term. This is what the manual suggests, and it doesn't work well for me. Anyone else having this problem, or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2017, 05:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,966
Posted By mwardle7
Thanks for the input. I'm still confused though....

Thanks for the input. I'm still confused though. If Rotax wants the temp sender on the oil pump, and specifies a recommended range of temperatures, why would you be comfortable flying below the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-06-2017, 03:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,966
Posted By mwardle7
Thank you for the feedback! Yes, I have the...

Thank you for the feedback! Yes, I have the Thermostasis thermostat and the Aircraft Specialty hoses. It is a great system for heating up the oil faster.

I am confused as to why the temp at the oil...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-06-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,966
Posted By mwardle7
I have one of these. The oil cooler portion works...

I have one of these. The oil cooler portion works fine as a supplement to my oil thermostat to keep the oil temps in the green. The radiator cooler is too small for flying in conditions less than...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,732
Posted By mwardle7
This is a great idea. I look forward to seeing...

This is a great idea. I look forward to seeing how it works!

I am hoping to order the landing gear leg-to-fuselage fairings for the new RV-12IS when they become available. I am hoping the the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-18-2017, 09:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 21,954
Posted By mwardle7
Bummer. I wish they would have taken the...

Bummer. I wish they would have taken the opportunity to make the stabilator 6 inches narrower so that you could actually load the airplane into an enclosed trailer.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-18-2017, 08:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 21,954
Posted By mwardle7
Those are some nice refinements: A notch for...

Those are some nice refinements:


A notch for the throttle to go above 5500 RPM?
Clear tube on filler neck so when filling you can see when the tank is full
Metal step plate inside the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-17-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 22,603
Posted By mwardle7
I've been flying my RV-12 for about six months...

I've been flying my RV-12 for about six months and have 60 hrs on the airframe. I've been happy with it. It was a compromise. I would have preferred to build a Carbon Cub, but I felt that the RV-12...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-28-2017, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,408
Posted By mwardle7
It looks like I have a bad fuel pressure sending...

It looks like I have a bad fuel pressure sending unit.

I added a mechanical fuel pressure gauge to the system. There is a handy 1/8 FNPT fitting on the top of the engine where the fuel lines come...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2017, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,408
Posted By mwardle7
Thank you. I'll be checking the fuel pressue with...

Thank you. I'll be checking the fuel pressue with an independent gauge tomorrow. Where is the orifice in the return line?

I noticed this evening that with the engine off and the aux fuel pump off...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,408
Posted By mwardle7
Rotax High Fuel Pressure

I'm am perplexed with a high fuel pressure issue.

My Rotax 912 ULS was shipped to me in March 2016. First flight was in January 2017. I'm using the G3X system. I have 50 hours on the airplane....
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-08-2017, 04:34 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 141,531
Posted By mwardle7
Pulling surface wind data from XM or ADS-B would...

Pulling surface wind data from XM or ADS-B would be even better, but some GSX systems don't have that info. In the absence of no info, I'd rather have the winds at 100 ft AGL. The idea is to have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-04-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 141,531
Posted By mwardle7
Max Cross Wind Component

Add to the wish list - an input in configuration mode for the demonstrated max cross wind component that shows up in yellow/red by the wind panel in the bottom right hand corner of the screen when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-15-2017, 06:55 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 329,791
Posted By mwardle7
Thanks for the compliments and...

Thanks for the compliments and questions!

Avionics? I went with the Garmin G3X, ADS-B In/Out, and autopilot servos without the extra autopilot controller.

Paint. The paint scheme came as a result...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-15-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 329,791
Posted By mwardle7
First Flight N219EM

I flew my E-SLA RV-12 N219EM for its first flight yesterday. I flew for 50 minutes out of KTVY. The airplane flew beautifully. Other than a few minor adjustments to control surfaces and prop pitch,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2016, 06:56 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 43,123
Posted By mwardle7
Bag 2787 contains the parts for the canopy catch...

Bag 2787 contains the parts for the canopy catch retrofit. Call Vans for more info.
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