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Forum: Trip Write-ups 09-08-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,843
Posted By michael2
TTT

Bruce I can't believe how much your son has grown, fine looking young man. Sorry I missed you. We were camped at the southend of Runway near the two Champion RV-8s of Bill Straton and Jerry Cornwall....
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 09-01-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 20,188
Posted By michael2
Triple Tree

I plan tobe there. Is there airplane camping like Oshkosh & SNF, under wing?Do we need to place a placard on dash? Sure hope we have good weather, weather here in the mountains has not been all that...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,934
Posted By michael2
Physical

I am preparing to go for a Third Class Medical. I have had surgery for lung cancer. I hope I have all the paper work , a stack of it. Has anyone been there and done this before.
Gerry
VAF 172
Repeat...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 01-18-2013, 07:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,091
Posted By michael2
Wakulla Resturant

I understand a Mexican Resturant is there now. It is supposed tobe good. I really enjoyed Food at Hamakockers. It was a great place to fly out for lunch.
Gerry, VAF 172
Repeat Builder
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,354
Posted By michael2
Copperhill, TN

I like Copperhill Airport. I kept my RV-9 there before they did the renovations to FBO and Main Hangar, they also have new hangars for rent. Great nine hole golf course nearby. Active EAA Chapter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 13,478
Posted By michael2
I paid early, November 2011 for 2012, but I am...

I paid early, November 2011 for 2012, but I am not being shown as a current member, should I wait and pay in January every year. I too would prefer to pay a annual fee.
VAF 172, one of the oldest...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-18-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,016
Posted By michael2
Fly By

Fly Bys are always welcome. Enjoy them while you can, they grow up too fast. Stop by anytime you are down this way.
Gerry, VAF 172
Repeat builder
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 04-13-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,613
Posted By michael2
Grass Strip

Grass strips are like golf courses. They require continuious upkeep. We roll ours every couple of years with a vibrating roller this works real good on bumps, but makes pot holes worse. We fill holes...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-24-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,097
Posted By michael2
What a Flight

Good to see you are enjoying your retirement. Super footage. I missed Dancing with the Stars to watch footage of your journey. Videos inspired me to get back on my RV-4 Project.
Gerry
Repeat Builder
Forum: Florida (North) 03-16-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,296
Posted By michael2
Perry Foley

I live about 30 Miles south of Perry (39fd). It is a very convienant stop for SNF. They also have a courtesy car. Lodging and food services are very close by. There are a bunch of RVs near Perry,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 24,046
Posted By michael2
RV-12 Trailer

I bought a new airboat trailer for my airboat and have been using the old trailer to move the Twelve around while working on it. My new trailer has torison bar suspension and the old one has springs....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-22-2010, 10:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,368
Posted By michael2
weight & Balance

Wayne make sure the nose wheel is plum with the aircraft or the measurements will be slightly off. Aircraft weight is relative to what the owner desires in options. N6GC is a basic EAB VFR...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-22-2010, 01:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,368
Posted By michael2
weight & Balance

Left wheel 23.25, right wheel 23.25, nose wheel 40.5, total weight with oil & coolant 702.6
Gerry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,909
Posted By michael2
RV-12

He would be weclcome to stop by 39FD, Steinhatchee Ancient Oaks Airpark. I to am almost finished with mine, but due to medical issues with surgery I have not worked on it for the past four months....
Forum: Florida (South) 03-24-2010, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,204
Posted By michael2
Everglades city

Almost identical to Cedar Key. It is not a very long walk to town.
Gerry
VAF 172
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,751
Posted By michael2
Cedar Key

Great pictures Tommy. Cedar Key and the Nature Coast are the last frontier of Florida, beautiful scenery and great fishing, also some good food. Be prepared for a crowd if you go during the Festival,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2010, 07:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,051
Posted By michael2
Thermostat

I have a Rotax Thermostat that came with the 912 ULS I purchased for my E-AB RV-12. I don't need it in Florida. Thermostat has 20 hrs since new. Open to offers.
Gerry
VAF 172
Repeat Builder
RV-12,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-17-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,247
Posted By michael2
Kennedy Intranational Airport, 2GAO

Beautiful AirparK about 45 minutes out of Atlanta. I have flown there numerous times to visit family who live at the N.E. end of runway.
GerryC
Repeat Builder
RV-12, N6GC
Cub, NC88583
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2010, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,240
Posted By michael2
Cub

Great Cub photo. We had snow in Florida today and below freezing mornings for the past two weeks. This hampered finishing my RV-12, too cold to work in hangar, not used to this kind of weather, so...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-18-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,147
Posted By michael2
Carb Heat

My 912ULS came with factory installed with Carb Heat. Coolant circulates continuously thur rings mounted between carb and manifold. I have chosen not to use it as it robs HP at cruise. If I lived in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,013
Posted By michael2
912ULS Oil Fittings

Does anyone know of a supplier for Oil Cooler Nipples, 956-641, Oil Pump Inlet Nipple and Oil Return Nipple, 956-650 other than Lockwood or Leading Edge. The fittings are $69 a piece from them. My...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2009, 12:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,393
Posted By michael2
Oshkosh

Camping at Circle "R" Campground friday thur wednesday.
Gerry Chancey, VAF 172
RV-12, N6GC, Waiting for FWF Kit
Cub, NC88583
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,528
Posted By michael2
RV-12/912ULS

Thank you guys and Scott at Vans.
There are multiple configurations for the 4 outlet pipes on the pump housing. For the RV-12 installation, the pipes need to all be parallel with the crankshaft and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,528
Posted By michael2
RV-12/912ULS

Thank you guys for water pump info. My engine is a 2007 912ULS with a rear bottom mounted water pump. I hope I can rotate pump so that it will match engine mount. I should be hearing from Vans soon...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,528
Posted By michael2
RV-12/912ULS

I talked with Vans today inregards to FWF drawings and parts list. The drawings and parts list are still not ready. They are supposed tobe still working on them. I am building E-AB and hoped these...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,001
Posted By michael2
RV-12 Fuel Tank

I also have finished my fuel tank and I agree Vans should make it right. It would be easier to build a new tank. I am really getting tired of all these redos. I have built two RVs and have not had...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,676
Posted By michael2
912 Oil

I purchased at SNF Mobil One motorcycle oil from Lockwood this was what they recommended, very expensive. It is also compatible with regular Mobil One.
Gerry
RV-12, N6GC, wainting for Engine...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-25-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,545
Posted By michael2
RV-12 Inspections

I also plan to modifiy rear panel and floor panel to allow inspection without removing gas tank. I am tempted to go ahead and install a drain on the bottom of tank.
Check with your DAR as to wether...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-19-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,310
Posted By michael2
Nose Gear

Mine fit perfect. The only problem was I didn't receive the axle bolt or slotted stop screws. When I did I put fuselage on the gear, much easier to move.
Gerry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-19-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,438
Posted By michael2
Tail Cone

I had the same problem. Dremel tool worked great. Everyone probably had this problem.
Gerry
Threepeat Builder
RV-12, N6GC, Registerted, waiting on engine installtion kit
Cub, NC88583
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,017
Posted By michael2
Received Certification of Registration today for...

Received Certification of Registration today for RV-12, N6GC. Took a little over two weeks. I have in the past with the two other RVs I built left the price off the application. When the tax...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,025
Posted By michael2
SNF

Great SNF this year, I ate your sandwiches for six days, good job. EAA Chapter 797, Catfish Squadron, Flight line Tours. I look foward to SNF every year as I have for the past 34 years. Volunteers...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2009, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,648
Posted By michael2
RV-12 Bill of Sale

Rec'd Bill of Sale for RV-12, N6GC last week. While at SNF I went by the FAA to pick up necessary paper work. During my conversation with the FAA person
I ask how long to register. He said it was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,828
Posted By michael2
I also had to sand the rear button. I had to trim...

I also had to sand the rear button. I had to trim about a 1/4 of an inch off the shaft for the rear button go in the tube. Works good now.
Gerry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2009, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,679
Posted By michael2
RV-12 Gathering

I will be there Sunday thur Saturday Camping in the volunteer area. I would enjoy popping a top with RV-12 Group.
Gerry
Repeat Builder
Rv-12, N6GC, Finish Kit
CUB, NC88583
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2009, 08:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,688
Posted By michael2
RV-12 Motor Mount

It was orginally supposed tobe in Finish Kit. Both of the last two RVs I built the Motor Mount was included in the Finish Kit. Needless to say I am very disappointed that I don't have the Motor Mount...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,688
Posted By michael2
FWF Kit RV-12

Rec'd message from Vans regarding FWF Kit. I wanted to purchase plans and motor mount/ prop and needed part numbers from plans. I understand the Kit will be ready to ship in approximately two months...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2009, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,452
Posted By michael2
What are the options if window is already...

What are the options if window is already installed? Take it out?
Gerry
Repeat Builder
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,995
Posted By michael2
finish kit

I purchased my 912ULS from Wentworth it came out of a wind damaged Stingsport. I will install yellow tagged avionics, used, probably all King. Dynon not sure about it. Sensenich has two props for the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2009, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,995
Posted By michael2
Finish Kit

I hope you are right. I called for a Bill of Sale so I could go ahead and register my 12. I was told I couldn't get it until I received the Finish Kit. I then ask when the Kit would be availiable and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,621
Posted By michael2
EAB RV-12

I plan to go the EAB route. I have been told there should not be any problem. But I should document every task and complete a 8000-38 FAA Form. Also I was told the the FAA might not pass the 20% rule...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,643
Posted By michael2
RV-12

John I am sure there are plenty of RVers who are thinking as we do. I am 73 and have built two RVs over the past thirteen years. But, like you I have no desire to push for another physical even...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,368
Posted By michael2
Shipping Cost

Tail/cone Kit Fedex to North Florida $296.56
Gerry
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-11-2008, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,723
Posted By michael2
RV-12

I received a response from Vans today inregards to a EAB RV-12. I do not want to build a E-LSA, I don't like the panel and after building two RVs (Six & Nine) I don't want go to a weekend repairman...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2008, 06:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,660
Posted By michael2
Hinge Bracket

You might try drilling a hole at the end of the radius for a 426 rivet. Counter sink on both sides squeeze in the rivet and bow is gone also bearing is locked in. On alot of the bearing blocks the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,881
Posted By michael2
RV-12 Fuselage Kit

I had to slightly bend both flanges. It is amazing how precisely all the parts fit. Kits have really came along way since the RV-6 I built in 1993. Has anyone heard anything about when Vans will be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,281
Posted By michael2
RV-12

Fedex called me today to confirm I would be home Monday, the 14th, to receive a 90 x 70 package from Vans Aircraft, Shipping tobe $333.62.
Gerry
RV-9, N92GC, For Sale
J-3, NC88583
N6GC, RV-12, Wings...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2008, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,792
Posted By michael2
RV-12 Fuselage Kit

Barbara at Van's said to leave Crating Charge Blank, they haven,t determined exactly what it might be. She said probably $55. I faxed my order in thursday. She said orders would be proccessed the...
Forum: Propellers 06-25-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 44,691
Posted By michael2
Prop Clocking Lycoming 0320

I had a slight vibration as I reduced power below 2000 RPM. I reclocked the prop per Jon Hubblels instruction and the vibration went away. Thanks, Jon
Forum: Southeast 06-24-2008, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,295
Posted By michael2
Dog Island

Only a short walk from runway to beach (FA43) $10 landing fee, honor system. I have flown in several times in a Six and a Citabria without any problem. If you are not comfortable with Dog Island go...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-07-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,325
Posted By michael2
Elder Airplane

For me the Twelve is a Elder Airplane. It might not be for others. Nothing negative intended, as I said it is a good flying aircraft. I built my RV-6 when I was in my fifties, very exciting airplane,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,325
Posted By michael2
RV-9/Rv-12

The RV-12 is a elder airplane. Believe me if I was younger no way would I consider selling the Nine. It is one fantastic airplane, probably the best flying of Van's fleet, but not the fastest. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2008, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,325
Posted By michael2
HP Rivet Gun

The bottom will come off. I had to double wrench mine to get it off. One other thing to look at is the lock nut on the chuck. Mine was loose which caused a temporary problem. Also lubricate gun...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2008, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,501
Posted By michael2
Stall Warning Indicator

Any thoughts on omitting the Stall Warning indicator system. I have owned numerous airplanes including two RVs I've built and none with a Stall Warning. I don't really see the neccesity of it, just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,292
Posted By michael2
RV-12 Wing Kit

Rec'd Kit this evening in perfect condition. Truck had a power lift on trailer and this helped with the unloading. Took about an hour to unload boxes, probably take all day tomorrow to inventory....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,292
Posted By michael2
Wing Kit

Wing Kit to arrive today. Freight $578.64 to North Florida, like one other said, OUCH!!!!
Has anyone given any thought to purchasing fire wall foward parts from Lockwood? I talked to Sensinech at SNF...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-05-2008, 08:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,292
Posted By michael2
Wing Kit

My wing Kit is enroute and should be delivered Monday according ABS Bill of Lading.
I live on the Gulf Coast and will either prime or fog airframe with Corrosion X. I would advise anyone who plans...
Forum: Southeast 04-17-2008, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,225
Posted By michael2
Airpark

You might want to check out Hodges Airpark. My uncle keeps his C-172 there and I have flown in there numerous times. Real grass roots type airpark, not to far from Hunter AAFB.
Gerry
RV-9 & Cub,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-17-2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,676
Posted By michael2
Great video. My wife and I took a narrated tour...

Great video. My wife and I took a narrated tour from Moab in a C-210 this past summer and it was one of the highlights of our vacation. The scenery is just spectacular.
Flying the Canyon Lands and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2008, 09:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 21,451
Posted By michael2
RV-12 Report

Great reporting on the Twelve. Are you a reporter by trade? Your reports were better than some I have read in magazines.
I also flew the Twelve on Tuesday, really enjoyed the flight, did alot of slow...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-14-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,258
Posted By michael2
SNF

Were else can you see all the latest in aviation, SNF & Oshkosh. Sure it is Commercial and it should be. I can go to a grass roots fly-in almost every weekend, but only twice a year can I see and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-08-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,712
Posted By michael2
RV-12

There four Wing Kit buyers ahead of me at 7:45AM. Vans stated these orders would not be turned in until they returned from SNF. However some faxed theirs to Vans from SNF rather than wait till next...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-04-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,703
Posted By michael2
SNF

I will be volunteering with my EAA Chapter doing the Flight line tours. Look foward to seeing you and son. I will be driving RV (not airplane) and pulling Wrangler down Sunday. Look me up, bought a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2008, 12:56 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 40,443
Posted By michael2
RV-12

I plan on taking a Demo Flight at SNF Tuesday. If the RV-12 flies as good as my Nine I will order a Wing Kit, order blanks will not be ready for printing until Monday or Tuesday according to Vans....
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