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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-26-2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,370
Posted By pilotyoung
Did you know about the exclusions on your insurance policy?

My advice is to treat buying aviation insurance like going to your doctor for an annual physical exam (not the FAA exam). You go to the doctor, you get undressed and put on a gown, usually nothing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By pilotyoung
Need RV-12 CFI checkout

I'm in Birmingham, AL. I have an RV-12 and have flown it about 340 hours in the last 3 years. I am also a CFI. My airplane is an E-LSA so I can't to for hire stuff in it. But if yours is done and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-19-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,080
Posted By pilotyoung
2021 OSH RV Social

I'm planning on attending.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,982
Posted By pilotyoung
VR

When I bought my RV-12 the Ducati VR was mounted on the shelf in the engine compartment behind the radiator. It was getting the wind stream and heat from the radiator.

I installed a Silent Hetik...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By pilotyoung
RV-12

I'm in Birmingham, AL but if you get down this way, I will be glad to show you mine and give you a ride.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 991
Posted By pilotyoung
Here are the same airplanes from the other angle.

Here are the same airplanes from the other angle.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,098
Posted By pilotyoung
RV-10 $18,000 insurance quote

There is another aspect to this matter, personal financial responsibility. Let's say you are taking a friend for a ride as I do all the time. You have a landing accident and your friend suffers...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-25-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,098
Posted By pilotyoung
RV-10 $18,000 insurance quote

You are exactly right and that is called bad faith claim handling. The insurance company has a fiduciary duty to its insured to handle the claim in good faith. So in the situation you described,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-24-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,098
Posted By pilotyoung
RV-10 $18,000 insurance quote

First, with most insurance companies, the $100,000 sub-limit on liability only applies to a passenger. I got a quote recently from Avemco for my Onex, and the $100,000 sub-limit in their policy...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2020, 08:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,806
Posted By pilotyoung
SB-00023

My question is are there more SB's for the Rv-12 than the other RV models?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,738
Posted By pilotyoung
KHAO to KUKT 427nm, Non Stop

I have a simple rule that I have never violated. I always land with at least 5 gallons. So as I am flying along, I monitor the fuel, and as it gets down around 8 gallons I evaluate where I am going...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-02-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,051
Posted By pilotyoung
Fuse Failure on Switch/Fuse Module

I blew that fuse while doing avionics upgrades to my RV-12. I installed the auto-pilot control module, knob module, ADS-B receiver, 2020 GPS, put a new stick grip on with pitch trim, put a double...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,833
Posted By pilotyoung
Static Port

Using a self centering punch worked for me. Put it on the mandrel from the outside, and pushed it a couple of times, then I could tap it out with a small hammer and a block of wood on the inside.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-11-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,446
Posted By pilotyoung
RV-12/RV=12 is Service Publication UPdates dated October 6, 2020

Jim,

I just don't see an insurance company denying a claim because a service bulletin was not done. If the aircraft is E-LSA, service bulletins are not required. The other side of the argument is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,271
Posted By pilotyoung
balancing carbs with new springs

SEAGULL,

Would it be possible to post a picture of your setup with two springs on each side. I don't know what you are refering to as expansion springs.

Thanks.

John
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-06-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,745
Posted By pilotyoung
RV-12 Pattern Speeds

I don't worry about the speed on downwind. When I get abeam the numbers, I pull the power to idle, hold the nose up and it will quickly slow down to 82 kts. I then put out one notch of flaps and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-06-2020, 11:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,375
Posted By pilotyoung
MOGAS vs. 100LL

I use mogas in my RV-12 whenever I fuel at my home airport. I have 4 5 gallon cans, and I put 4 gallons in them. I am an old man and lifting 4 gallons is easier than lifting 5 gallons. And I have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,771
Posted By pilotyoung
Hangar Theft

Your homeowners insurance should cover the theft of tools and other personal property that is not an aircraft.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2020, 08:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,700
Posted By pilotyoung
gascolator

Jim,

I have not found anything in my gascolator either.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 09-25-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By pilotyoung
Dynon HDX-AP Pauel Offline

Jim,

My understanding is that auto-pilot control module is really two separate units in one box. First, the auto-pilot controller and second, the trim controller. If that is true and they are both...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-21-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,518
Posted By pilotyoung
Cruise Performance at Altitude

Thanks Scott for clarifying that. I forgot to mention that although I am ATP rated, I do not have a medical and fly with a drivers license. So I have to follow all the sport pilot rules.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-21-2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,518
Posted By pilotyoung
Cruise Performance at Altitude

To clarify, my understanding that the 10,000 msl restriction is for any pilot flying under Sport Pilot rules. For example, I have an ATP certificate, but I fly under Sport Pilot rules so I consider...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2020, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,434
Posted By pilotyoung
Should I pull the trigger on an rV-12is kit?

My understanding is that if you apply for a medical and are declined, you can not fly light sport with a drivers license.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,016
Posted By pilotyoung
Questions before starting

I own an RV-12 and have flown it 300 hours in the last 2 1/2 years. When I am at my home airport, I use auto fuel. I have four, 5 gallon cans. I am an old guy so I only put 4 gallons in each one. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,240
Posted By pilotyoung
Aithre 2.0

I haven't installed one but I come to the same conclusion as you. I think a 2.0 will work fine.

If anyone has installed a 2.0 or if you know of a reason why it won't work, please post here.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-10-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,536
Posted By pilotyoung
Short Field Landing RV-12

I can believe someone would build a house that close to a runway centerline.
Forum: Engine Monitors 08-08-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,033
Posted By pilotyoung
Dynon EMS and EarthX remote Sensor

When I installed the EarthX battery and hooked up to display on my Skyview, I noticed the red light on the battery was on. I called EarthX and talked to an engineer. He said that was normal that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2020, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,199
Posted By pilotyoung
Fuel Mat

I bought fuel at an FBO an a desitination airport today. The fuel truck guy asked me if I had ever seen the fuel mat made for the RV-12. I told him no. He said a while back an RV-12 landed and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,147
Posted By pilotyoung
Ideas on pitching a prop

After reading the post from Roger Lee that was referenced in this thread, I did a WOT test today. At 2,000 MSL it was 5,700 rpm. At both 3,500 and 4,500 msl it was 5,650 rpm. This is in the area...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,147
Posted By pilotyoung
Ideas on pitching a prop

I have my prop pitched at 72.0. I am wondering how many RV-12 owners have pitched their props differently than the recommended 71.4?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,505
Posted By pilotyoung
nose gear fork cracks

I still have the original nose gear fork and gear. I don't have wheel pants so I inspect the nose gear fork on every preflight. No cracks at this time.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2020, 05:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,344
Posted By pilotyoung
When to BURP and why

Scott,

Thanks for clarifying that issue.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-29-2020, 12:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,344
Posted By pilotyoung
When to BURP and why

Last week I was working with a gentlemen who is about to finish his RV-12. He hopes to be flying it in August. In preparation for our flying, I reread the POH and the Flight Training Supplement. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-24-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,219
Posted By pilotyoung
It's Always Something Gilda?

Jim,

I have 4 five gallon fuel containers. I only put 4 gallons in each one because I am an old man and it is easier to lift 4 gallons. I also have a personal rule that I never land with less than...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-18-2020, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,147
Posted By pilotyoung
ideas on pitching a prop

Sorry for the typo.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-17-2020, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,147
Posted By pilotyoung
Ideas on pitching a prop

I don't have my aircraft logbooks with me so this is from memory. At my last annual condition inspection, I set it to 71.4. I was only getting about 4900 on the takeoff roll. I then set the pitch...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,866
Posted By pilotyoung
CHT Sensor

I did clean and check the wiring before I replaced that sensor. It was definitely bad.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,866
Posted By pilotyoung
CHT Sensors

My RV-12 has 607 hours on it. Several months ago the right CHT started fluctuation wildly during flight. So during the condition inspection in March I replaced it and it is working fine since then....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-03-2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 18,594
Posted By pilotyoung
What is going on with insurance rates

I asked because people say tailwheels are much more costly to insure than tricycle gear.

Thanks.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 18,594
Posted By pilotyoung
What is going on with insurance rates/

I am curious. Is the Sonex a tailwheel?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,090
Posted By pilotyoung
Triple Tree

My only hope left is Petit Jean. Has anybody heard anything about it? Is it going to happen? If so, what dates?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,508
Posted By pilotyoung
Comm Radio Upgrade

I do have a couple of more questions as I am thinking about this same upgrade. I thank you in advance for your help.

Is the old, SL-40 and external intercom stereo? Did you have to manually make...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2020, 08:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,508
Posted By pilotyoung
Comm Radio Upgrage

Can you give us some details on the change? Same size hole it panel or different? What about the wiring? Is it just plugging in new cables or more difficult?

Thanks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-28-2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,208
Posted By pilotyoung
PA-28 to RV12

Very nice looking airplane. I know you will enjoy it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,593
Posted By pilotyoung
No Insurance after 90

I am not questioning your statements but there must be more facts or circumstances to make coverage that high. I am 72 and renewed my policy on my RV-12 in February. Full coverage liability, hull,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,145
Posted By pilotyoung
RV-12 Placard

A year or two a person put a placard in the upper right portion of his RV-12 panel. It was above the Master Switch and he included two ssitches, one for elelctric fuel pump on and off and another...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 14,665
Posted By pilotyoung
Sensenich Prop Adjustment

As some else said, follow the instructions in the KAI. But here is a practical tip I got from someone on this forum. Buy two small digital levels. Then when you level the prop, you can leave that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2020, 01:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,344
Posted By pilotyoung
Lifting an RV-12

To life my RV-12 to change a tire or brake, I use a floor jack. I have two pieces of 4 X 4 that I have cut at an angle to match the floor. I have rubber padding on one side of each piece. I then...
Forum: RV-10 06-12-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,842
Posted By pilotyoung
rv-10 insurance

The insurance market (all insurance) has ups and downs. They have been going through these cycles for sure since 1971 when I entered the business and I think since far longer than that. They make...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,232
Posted By pilotyoung
Fuel Sample Question

I really like the fuel transfer station you made. While I like the Flo-Fast, I think it is expensive. I think I could build one like yours for quite a bit less and have a usable cart.

My one...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-07-2020, 11:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,004
Posted By pilotyoung
Safety Directive SD-00017

I took the idea of using the endoscope and used it. I could see the fuel coming out of the tube inside the filler neck. I could not see anything without the endoscope.

Thanks to the gentlemen who...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,101
Posted By pilotyoung
Safety Directive SD-00001

And this is a suggestion to Vans. Why not have a bag with all the parts needed to replace the tray, including rivets, bushings, grommett, etc. On other Service Bulletins, the kit to comply includes...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2020, 01:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,101
Posted By pilotyoung
Safety Directive SD-00001

Jim had a good idea about a parts list. If you don't want to reuse the bushings and grommet, you will need to order 2 Bushing TFI-0304-04, 1 grommet SB187-2, and 4 LP4-3 rivets. I have not replaced...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2020, 12:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,101
Posted By pilotyoung
Safety Directive SD-00001

I received my new servo from Ray Allen about a week ago. It was then that I learned I needed to order some parts from Van's also.

I got my parts from Vans today. New tray, F-1287A-1, Bag 2670, and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-26-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,408
Posted By pilotyoung
Got my new elevator trim servo

I got mine Friday. I did not read the Safety Directive clearly. I thought the bushing would come with the trim motor. It did not. So I called Van's and read the Safety Directive and I ordered the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,368
Posted By pilotyoung
How to get access to Dynon ADAHRS

Lon,

With yours being so new, I feel sure it will be a two piece bulkhead. If their is a cloth or leather cover over it, once you remove it, there will be screws to remove and take it out. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By pilotyoung
mechanical fuel pump failure

Thanks for the explanations. I understand now and appreciate your help.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,476
Posted By pilotyoung
Mechanical fuel pump failure

I have a question about the cool fuel. First let me say that I have not modified my RV-12 so the electric fuel pump runs all the time. I understand the purpose is to help prevent vapor lock. But...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,837
Posted By pilotyoung
Seriously considering buying built RV-12

Flynfrfun,

When I made the appointment to go look at the RV-12, I had serious doubts about buying it and affording it. I was ready to cancel the appointment, and I was driving about 8 hours to see...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,837
Posted By pilotyoung
Seriously considering buying built RV-12

I agree with what Jim said. I am 72 and learned to fly at 21. I bought my RV-12 two years ago and have flown it 100 hours a year. I hope to fly many more years. The RV-12 is not that hard to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,665
Posted By pilotyoung
What did you do with you RV this weekend

I flew to North Georgia to a private strip called Mountain Airpark. I met two three friends there. Here is a picture of our airplanes parked beside the runway.

http://halie.com/oCP.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,133
Posted By pilotyoung
RV-12 ULS

I bought a flying RV-12 in Feb 2018. In early July 2018 I did an upgrade project that included replacing the Dynon Touch with a Dynon HDX, installing the knob module, auto-pilot control module,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,999
Posted By pilotyoung
Axle Jack

This is not an original idea, I got it from another RV-12 owner. It consists of a piece of a 4 X 4, cut to an angle so the bottom is parallel to the floor. You then glue rubber or foam to the side...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,085
Posted By pilotyoung
Addint Autopilot & Know Modules

Congratulations. You will love how they work.
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