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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 12:29 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,789
Posted By RFSchaller
Jim, Wonít that louver starve the cylinders from...

Jim,

Wonít that louver starve the cylinders from air cooling?

Rich
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By RFSchaller
Have you guys read about the UAVIONIX AV-30C? It...

Have you guys read about the UAVIONIX AV-30C? It uses an AHRS to determine deck angle and 3D GPS data to determine relative wind then calculates a derived angle of attack. Not as accurate as an AOA...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,789
Posted By RFSchaller
To answer Jim Norcalís question: I rewired my...

To answer Jim Norcalís question: I rewired my Nav Light switch (I donít have lights) to be a fuel boost pump switch. I routinely secure the electric pump after reaching cruise altitude and turn it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,789
Posted By RFSchaller
Jim, what were the flight conditions? I have...

Jim, what were the flight conditions? I have experienced low fuel pressure/high fuel flow alarms on climb out in Phoenix summer when I secure my electric pump, but starting the electric pump has...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,476
Posted By RFSchaller
I guess I missed that you were talking about an...

I guess I missed that you were talking about an RV-10 (it is an RV-12 forum, after all). My logic at 65K coverage is that at least I could buy another kit.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By RFSchaller
You might try putting a slight twist in the fuse...

You might try putting a slight twist in the fuse blades. When I was a young Navy nuke reading the the core tech manual they discussed the tendency of control rods to vibrate in the coolant flow. It...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2021, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 523
Posted By RFSchaller
Those rivets were a bear as I recall. I ended up...

Those rivets were a bear as I recall. I ended up using a rivet gun with an offset set.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,476
Posted By RFSchaller
Oops! 1000 hrs in the 12. Makes a difference with...

Oops! 1000 hrs in the 12. Makes a difference with the insurance guys!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-12-2021, 08:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,476
Posted By RFSchaller
Why such a huge hull coverage? I have 65K hull...

Why such a huge hull coverage? I have 65K hull coverage and a million liability for about 1K per year. I hold an ATP and MEII with 100 hrs in the 12. In the 80s when I got my PPL I was paying the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2021, 10:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By RFSchaller
Jim, Your analysis would be correct if the flow...

Jim,

Your analysis would be correct if the flow rate through the screen was sufficiently high to flush off debris, but there is at best a trickle when you open the drain valve. I wish you were right...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-08-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,476
Posted By RFSchaller
The best part is that a great looking blonde in a...

The best part is that a great looking blonde in a black bikini fished me out of the lake on to her speedboat. The story is much funnier now than it was 18 years ago floating in Lake Mohave a mile and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-08-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,247
Posted By RFSchaller
To each his own. I learned the half wind plus all...

To each his own. I learned the half wind plus all gust rule in type training at Continental. Itís always worked for me. Yes I do the same into a headwind. That way I have the same ground speed as a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-08-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,476
Posted By RFSchaller
I lost a seaplane when it got swamped on a rough...

I lost a seaplane when it got swamped on a rough water lake that I probably shouldnít have been on. I had liability only. When it came time to pop my life vest and get out I wasnít thinking about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 12:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,472
Posted By RFSchaller
Good on ya, Walt! Iím not that dedicated.😁

Good on ya, Walt! Iím not that dedicated.😁
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By RFSchaller
Boycotting Wicks for their lack of a stand on the...

Boycotting Wicks for their lack of a stand on the Georgia voting act?😝
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,472
Posted By RFSchaller
Very thorough, Walt. I used the TLAR METHOD (that...

Very thorough, Walt. I used the TLAR METHOD (that looks about right) with some Home Depot springs about 8 years ago, and they have served me well.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By RFSchaller
Itís really important on pusher configurations...

Itís really important on pusher configurations where everything that comes loose goes through the prop. I used to have a Searey.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 793
Posted By RFSchaller
I was in the habit of laying it on the wing when...

I was in the habit of laying it on the wing when I checked fuel level. Bad idea. It rolled back and jammed the aileron at the torque tube. I picked it up on the preflight control check. I donít do...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,027
Posted By RFSchaller
Frank, the owner, had some medical issues...

Frank, the owner, had some medical issues recently. That probably accounts for the lack of response. He has a new partner who is on top of things. Try their phone again.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 756
Posted By RFSchaller
From a long ago post: Wickís P/N USH-226-V75...

From a long ago post: Wickís P/N USH-226-V75 Gasket. $1.79 at the time of the post. Hope that works for you.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,247
Posted By RFSchaller
Add half the steady wing velocity and all the...

Add half the steady wing velocity and all the gust to your final approach speed and it will help considerably. In your case 10G20 add 10+5=15 knots.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By RFSchaller
Guilty as charged, but it was brand new...

Guilty as charged, but it was brand new prescription sunglasses. Fortunately in the case and found by my hangar neighbor.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By RFSchaller
I always wondered how much the canopy would...

I always wondered how much the canopy would ďfloatĒ if the latch failed. Nice to file away and hopefully never experience!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By RFSchaller
My dad also got me started in aviation when he...

My dad also got me started in aviation when he took me to my first CAP meeting as a 13 year old kid. 40 years later I got to give him a BFR. Aviation is definitely a fraternity/sorority.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By RFSchaller
Thanks, Dave. The Skyview sounds amazing.

Thanks, Dave. The Skyview sounds amazing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By RFSchaller
I hope they are 100. It means Iím stronger than I...

I hope they are 100. It means Iím stronger than I thought!😝
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 08:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By RFSchaller
I still have the legacy 496 GPS and D180 that...

I still have the legacy 496 GPS and D180 that supports GPS NAV. Iím curious to know if the Skyview AP supports GPS Steering that anticipates turns as opposed to overshooting the turn point. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 305
Posted By RFSchaller
It also helps to do a few brief runs after...

It also helps to do a few brief runs after filling and checking for air in the header tank on top of the engine and refilling after each run if needed. We used to perform pump sweeps in water cooling...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By RFSchaller
I did not use pro seal. I taped the window and...

I did not use pro seal. I taped the window and aluminum leaving a 1/8Ē gap along the joint after installing and applied clear silicone sealant. I pulled up the tape before the sealant set. That...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By RFSchaller
At 69 Iím no Charles Atlas and I moved mine...

At 69 Iím no Charles Atlas and I moved mine around on the workbench easily. My wife and I have pulled them off and reinstalled them with no issue. Iím thinking the weight is more like 50#. Remember...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By RFSchaller
Funny you used the term that itís like cheating....

Funny you used the term that itís like cheating. I had the exact same thought first time I used a Geo-referenced approach plate on an iPad. I put a G175 in my Cherokee and two UAVIONIX AV30-C units...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 525
Posted By RFSchaller
Mine bound up with the plate installed that kinks...

Mine bound up with the plate installed that kinks the cable. I removed mine and it works great.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By RFSchaller
If you are instrument rated I think itís a great...

If you are instrument rated I think itís a great idea to shoot approaches VFR with what ever resources you normally fly with. It is valuable to practice the procedures and if you ever get caught in a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,688
Posted By RFSchaller
Tony is master of the white manís magic!😝

Tony is master of the white manís magic!😝
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,476
Posted By RFSchaller
If you are an AOPA or EAA member call them. They...

If you are an AOPA or EAA member call them. They have arrangements with a few insurance companies. If you are willing to get liability only it will save you a bundle.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By RFSchaller
About 107 KTAS.

About 107 KTAS.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,128
Posted By RFSchaller
Interesting idea. I wonder if a hose bulkhead...

Interesting idea. I wonder if a hose bulkhead fitting would be a good tie-in to the filter.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,189
Posted By RFSchaller
The only countersunk screws on my cowling are for...

The only countersunk screws on my cowling are for the upper cowling attachment pin retainer plate. Everything else uses #8 round head machine screws with flat washers. No cracks after 9 years and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,860
Posted By RFSchaller
I followed the advice on the grease fitting a...

I followed the advice on the grease fitting a couple of years ago. Great idea! Now I donít have to pull the nosewheel every annual. Like Jim, I was surprised how much grease I pumped before it was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,401
Posted By RFSchaller
Another thought. If the battery is dead and you...

Another thought. If the battery is dead and you hand prop to start on a Cherokee (not a good idea) there is no power to flash the field on the alternator, so the engine runs but no electrical power....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2021, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,401
Posted By RFSchaller
I hate spellcheck🤬

I hate spellcheck🤬
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2021, 09:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,401
Posted By RFSchaller
On my Cherokee the master relay has to energize...

On my Cherokee the master relay has to energize to let the external input pass electricity. If the battery his dead the master wonít pick up. Tap in at the side of the really after the battery and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,150
Posted By RFSchaller
My first year I flew at 5100 RPM and saw 4.5 GPH....

My first year I flew at 5100 RPM and saw 4.5 GPH. Now I fly at 5300 RPM and see 5 GPM. The difference is not due solely to the RPM difference as I noted consumption was increasing as the engine broke...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2021, 11:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,860
Posted By RFSchaller
If my tow bar isnít available I press down on the...

If my tow bar isnít available I press down on the fuselage just in front of the vertical stab to get the nosewheel off the ground and point the nose where I want to go before pulling it by the prop...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 779
Posted By RFSchaller
I have Dynon, but doesnít your installation...

I have Dynon, but doesnít your installation manual or operating manual have an explanation of messages?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2021, 11:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,822
Posted By RFSchaller
Talking Donít be so hard on yourself, Bill. Even I once...

Donít be so hard on yourself, Bill. Even I once made a mistake!😝
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2021, 11:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,863
Posted By RFSchaller
I reused my spring four years ago. No issues to...

I reused my spring four years ago. No issues to date. If you pour detergent into the hose as a lubricant it makes the spring go in easier. Just give it a good flush before installing the hose.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,119
Posted By RFSchaller
Have you ever tried an O-scope to look at the...

Have you ever tried an O-scope to look at the trigger coil pulses? Long shot, but it would be interesting to compare A and B trigger coil output.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By RFSchaller
Joe, My friend and I now make the PHX-OSH trip...

Joe,

My friend and I now make the PHX-OSH trip in my Cherokee. I could fly first class for what I spend on gas and the RONs on the way, so saving money is never the issue. Itís about the memories...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2021, 12:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,822
Posted By RFSchaller
The fact that so many experienced aviators canít...

The fact that so many experienced aviators canít come to a consensus in this discussion seems to indicate the regulators need to do a better job of specifying the requirements.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 751
Posted By RFSchaller
To add my two cents: I installed a new oil...

To add my two cents: I installed a new oil pressure sender to correct an erratic indication only to find I had a an intermittent connection at a connector. Oh well, at least I have a spare sender...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By RFSchaller
Tomís post reminded me of the 90s when I would...

Tomís post reminded me of the 90s when I would fly a Yak-52 from Phoenix to OSH with my friend who was an active duty A-10 pilot at the time. We had stuff crammed into every nook and cranny of tha...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,822
Posted By RFSchaller
Iím a CFII and I agree with Dennis. A sport pilot...

Iím a CFII and I agree with Dennis. A sport pilot cannot log PIC time in an aircraft that does not meet the definition of a light sport aircraft (2 seats, max gross, fixed gear, etc.). The SP can log...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,914
Posted By RFSchaller
Bite your tongue, David!��

Bite your tongue, David!��
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,863
Posted By RFSchaller
Nice looking installation, Jim.

Nice looking installation, Jim.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 911
Posted By RFSchaller
My first homebuilt was completed in my garage. I...

My first homebuilt was completed in my garage. I had a local towing company put it on a flatbed and take it to the airport.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,617
Posted By RFSchaller
Iím one of the first guys to go cheap when I can,...

Iím one of the first guys to go cheap when I can, but itís about risk assessment. I have used Harbor Freight copper gaskets since an oil weep is not a big deal if it fails, but blowing a tire tube on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,863
Posted By RFSchaller
There are hose removal tools that are basically...

There are hose removal tools that are basically awls in various geometries that break the adhesion between the fitting and the inner wall of the hose, but some cutting was needed when I did my first...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,617
Posted By RFSchaller
Rich, The problem with a qualification test as...

Rich,

The problem with a qualification test as you suggest is that you need assurance the manufacturing controls produce a consistent product so your results are applicable to other tubes. They...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By RFSchaller
I had mine printed in large format at Office Max....

I had mine printed in large format at Office Max. I keep it marked up with changes (ADS-B, VOR/ILS and rewiring fuel pum, etc.) Very easy to work with.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,914
Posted By RFSchaller
Bummer, Jim. Are you going for a weld repair or...

Bummer, Jim. Are you going for a weld repair or complete replacement?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-07-2021, 10:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,251
Posted By RFSchaller
Possibly lost the return line orifice in the...

Possibly lost the return line orifice in the process? Admittedly I donít know how that could happen.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-07-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,185
Posted By RFSchaller
The fuel flow sensor is the red cube that a lot...

The fuel flow sensor is the red cube that a lot of people refer to.

The reason I zeroed in on that is that it doesnít make sense that the fuel pressure increases when you turn the electric pump off.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-07-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,863
Posted By RFSchaller
And yet, I have not fallen out of the...

And yet, I have not fallen out of the sky......amazing!😎
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