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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By rcarsey
Thanks. I'm not sure how I had missed your prior...

Thanks. I'm not sure how I had missed your prior post. I reported my (and your) issue, along with our photos to Van's Support so that they are aware of it being more than a one-off builder issue. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,160
Posted By rcarsey
I'll be down there for Friday and Saturday.

I'll be down there for Friday and Saturday.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2021, 11:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By rcarsey
Exclamation Rotax 912iS fuseboxes fuses

I was recently troubleshooting an alternator-out/intermittent issue. In the process of tracing things, I examined the Rotax fusebox mounted on the firewall. During building, I never bothered to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By rcarsey
I think I had the issue that you described. When...

I think I had the issue that you described. When holding the WD-1210 firmly against one of the control stops, I can still wiggle the stick a little bit fore/aft.

This confirmed to me that there...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,025
Posted By rcarsey
Sounds like you can be the first one to "upgrade"...

Sounds like you can be the first one to "upgrade" to the new B&C Voltage regulator, approved by Van's this week.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sl-00034/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-25-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,811
Posted By rcarsey
It has something to do with the black rubber in...

It has something to do with the black rubber in the clamp and the orange material.

My engine hadn't run at all and after a few months of the two rubbers touching each other, the orange firesleeve...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-25-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,921
Posted By rcarsey
I second that! Mine uses cotter pins. The only...

I second that! Mine uses cotter pins. The only issue I had was that after torqueing, I couldn't install the cotter pin for 2 reasons.. the castellation didn't line up with the drilled hole (when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 12:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,921
Posted By rcarsey
maybe you can bum a mount from someone else who...

maybe you can bum a mount from someone else who has already replaced theirs? at least for the next couple months?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-15-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,295
Posted By rcarsey
New Rudder stub spar

I ordered the rudder trim tab recently just in case I needed it (it was only $7). New KAI instructions were sent with it. I noticed a new internal piece inside the rudder that was not part of my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2021, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,327
Posted By rcarsey
I wanted to illustrate the difference of a flat...

I wanted to illustrate the difference of a flat black paint (in this case, "Rustoleum Matte Finish" which claims a "Low Profile Non-Reflective Finish") from the local Home Depot

vs.

KOYO Ultra...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-11-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By rcarsey
It is probably easier to accomplish before the...

It is probably easier to accomplish before the cone's last skin is on. Failing that, then install it before the tailcone goes onto the fuselage.

Since the instructions came out after my plane was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,931
Posted By rcarsey
I made a technical mistake with my plate. Since,...

I made a technical mistake with my plate. Since, as Mel said, everything must match, I literally pulled up my plane's registration and CUT-PASTE from the registry into the engraver's web form, so I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-05-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,718
Posted By rcarsey
My advice here is to buy EarthX's recommended...

My advice here is to buy EarthX's recommended charger, the TM-275, which can maintain/charge the battery, but also be used as a power supply. It comes with the usual alligator ends, but also ring...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-05-2021, 08:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,192
Posted By rcarsey
This was a recent manufacturing error. A...

This was a recent manufacturing error. A customer in Australia had the same issue. The fix for him was the same. There's no reason that the big rivets can't be drilled out and re-set.. its just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,594
Posted By rcarsey
maybe you could rig up a simple yaw trim based on...

maybe you could rig up a simple yaw trim based on spring tension.. like what they do for the RV-6 ailerons ? if you can get the mechanics right, it'd probably be the cheapest answer.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-21-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,251
Posted By rcarsey
I checked out your blog.. some photos look too...

I checked out your blog.. some photos look too dark, but one or two look like the right color. I call it "a little darker than ash gray". But it looks like you measured it correctly, with the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2020, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 664
Posted By rcarsey
I just left the airport, so I can't help you with...

I just left the airport, so I can't help you with the bleed screw's tube size.

I can tell you that I bled my brakes both ways.. top-down and bottom-up (as the link describes). I wish I had...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,026
Posted By rcarsey
I'll try this. I can't remember which 30a fuse...

I'll try this. I can't remember which 30a fuse it was, I can't remember the exact circumstance, but my thought was that if it blew, it must have voltage on one side of it, and ground on the other...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,026
Posted By rcarsey
Fuses

There seems to be two discrepancies in the "official" type of fuses to use in the RV-12iS. My kit came with ATO/ATC 1/4" fuses - these are the typical ones you probably see in your car.

The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-07-2020, 01:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,209
Posted By rcarsey
I just edit it in Adobe Acrobat.. usually I just...

I just edit it in Adobe Acrobat.. usually I just like to put my serial # and N# on the front page, rather than write them in.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-04-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By rcarsey
two cheap sawhorses made riveting all the ribs to...

two cheap sawhorses made riveting all the ribs to the main spar a little easier. then for the skins, a table with carpeting on (or moving blankets). you'll probably need a couple sawhorses down...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,921
Posted By rcarsey
Mel, can you update us on this? As of 2015, the...

Mel, can you update us on this? As of 2015, the only thing that was legally mandatory were Safety Directives (SD) for S-LSA aircraft. There are 3 SDs for RV-12 and 2 for RV12iS. SB's were...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By rcarsey
Yes, I noticed the LEMO plug issue as well. I...

Yes, I noticed the LEMO plug issue as well.

I put my LEMO plug 1" forward of the two jacks though, not where the electrical diagram had recommended. Not sure I would have been 'saved' by future...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,921
Posted By rcarsey
Compare the number of bulletins from the RV-12...

Compare the number of bulletins from the RV-12 and -14. The -14 has just a handful. Its not that the factory designed the perfect aircraft in the -14.. its just that (I think), the factory doesn't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By rcarsey
ahh OK. mine was one of the first shipped. if...

ahh OK. mine was one of the first shipped.

if you're around the airport, do you mind taking a photo of that area of your floor?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 869
Posted By rcarsey
RV-12is floor carpet

Does anyone else have interference between the floor carpet/foam padding (under the rudder pedals) and the heat vents?

How did you solve it? Just trip the foam padding and/or carpet in that area ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,134
Posted By rcarsey
My finish kit was shipped May 2018 (within the...

My finish kit was shipped May 2018 (within the affected range), however, my torque tubes were correct.

Maybe I got lucky, but definitely measure before ordering the SL kit!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,921
Posted By rcarsey
I'm just about ready to have an AW...

I'm just about ready to have an AW certification.. so I'll probably inspect my 0-time engine mount and make the log entry. Replace it in a year.

I have to think that if it was 2 planes out of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,686
Posted By rcarsey
This is the "gusset, stabilator hinge" part from...

This is the "gusset, stabilator hinge" part from the Horizontal Stabilator section.

I don't have the plans with me right now. But I can tell you that I was able to do everything with a squeezer...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,097
Posted By rcarsey
Good good. Aside from attaching the rudder,...

Good good.

Aside from attaching the rudder, stabilator cables, trim motor wires and possibly the UAT and NAV antenna cables, the tailcone attachment can wait until the end of the build.

You...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By rcarsey
Ahh I'm the type to not mind using the on-board...

Ahh I'm the type to not mind using the on-board lavatory. It would extend the range, maybe be able to make it back home and use less 100LL.. maybe less frequent oil changes. maybe some time...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,097
Posted By rcarsey
7' 2" from the aftmost fuse side skin to the...

7' 2" from the aftmost fuse side skin to the forwardmost fuse skin (the lower half of the firewall)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,222
Posted By rcarsey
baggage fuel tank

So I’m building a new fuel tank (12iS), since I have a substantial leak along the forward/lower lap joint, where the top and bottom skins overlap.

I considered fixing it, but by the time I undo...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,347
Posted By rcarsey
this might be a silly question.. but im younger...

this might be a silly question.. but im younger than most of you all.. and tube tires are a completely new concept to me..

it feels like my rv12 .. and my old rv6 tires don’t hold air as good as my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-11-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,906
Posted By rcarsey
I'll second what Bruce said.. First, do...

I'll second what Bruce said..

First, do yourself a favor and print out, double-sided, the maintenance manual...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,028
Posted By rcarsey
After a little reading, it seems that the ASTM...

After a little reading, it seems that the ASTM standards did NOT limit IMC flight until a revision in 2013. The revision was accepted by the FAA in 2014.

So it seems possible that LSA aircraft...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,278
Posted By rcarsey
I'll add mine to the list here since I just...

I'll add mine to the list here since I just finished the W&B today..

I have a RV12iS IFR, all the options except the 3-blade prop and wheelpants were off (mounting hardware on). No paint, primer...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,274
Posted By rcarsey
You're talking about the 2 bolts that hold the...

You're talking about the 2 bolts that hold the rudder onto the plane.. I don't have Section 07 in front of me here, but there should be a washer(s) immediately on top of and immediately below the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,501
Posted By rcarsey
As a follow-up for those that have Gallagher for...

As a follow-up for those that have Gallagher for their RV-12:

My initial quote from them today contained this exclusion:

if you know the aircraft is not certificated by the FAA under a Standard...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-02-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,501
Posted By rcarsey
I'll chime in here since I am in the process of...

I'll chime in here since I am in the process of getting quotes for a soon-to-be-completed RV-12iS (IFR). I'll update this post as more quotes come in.


My Info: 160 TT, ASEL & Glider private...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-02-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,074
Posted By rcarsey
There is an important change that took me by...

There is an important change that took me by surprise when I was printing out PAP v2.3 (issued on 10/30/2020) not mentioned in the ChangeLog on the website:

Change trim adjustment knob position for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,933
Posted By rcarsey
Yes, the AOA is now standard. I went with the...

Yes, the AOA is now standard.

I went with the dual-landing light option for the wings.. If you're doing night flying, do you need it? No. But for the $350, I did it because it would be pain to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,500
Posted By rcarsey
I'd agree that the 912iS has better "smarts" than...

I'd agree that the 912iS has better "smarts" than a 912ULS, or traditional aircraft engine. But I think the extra smarts are there to provide redundancy to the extra electronics they put into the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,500
Posted By rcarsey
This is an interesting thread. I never...

This is an interesting thread. I never considered doing a mag check in the air. After reading the replies so far... hmmm.. I feel like.. Lets say I'm crossing a Great Lake.... I think its...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-12-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By rcarsey
For what its worth.. I picked the RV-12 (vs...

For what its worth.. I picked the RV-12 (vs another Vans) for 1 reason.. I didn't want to bite off more than I could chew.

However, now that I'm 99% complete with my -12, and having seen other...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2020, 03:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,074
Posted By rcarsey
Yes, I absolutely agree that balancing is worth...

Yes, I absolutely agree that balancing is worth the effort.. for comfort and for engine life.. and I did plan on flying out somewhere to do it after Phase I. Just trying to get through the DAR...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,074
Posted By rcarsey
Does this mean that I need to do this before I...

Does this mean that I need to do this before I have the DAR come out for the initial E-LSA AW inspection? Or will I be good?.. and can fly to a shop that has dynamic balancing equipment after the AW...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,186
Posted By rcarsey
I actually just finished the complex endorsement...

I actually just finished the complex endorsement in an Arrow yesterday.. it was something to keep me away from building.. and yes, most days, the bill was 300-350$.. i couldn’t even look at the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2020, 09:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,186
Posted By rcarsey
Angry unmotivated

i'm just venting to myself here.. im sure everyone loses the itch to build every now and then.. maybe over the winter when its really cold.. or the dog days of summer. NJ has been unforgiving...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-03-2020, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,780
Posted By rcarsey
I attached the tailcone when the instructions...

I attached the tailcone when the instructions called for it. With the fuel tank removed, it wasn't too hard to get back there to install things like the autopilot servo.. it would have been nice to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,656
Posted By rcarsey
for those that say leaving the engine on is...

for those that say leaving the engine on is "cheating", i would disagree. if you were in a real glider, you wouldn't have that spinny thing at the front of the airplane to provide lots of drag.. so...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 12,731
Posted By rcarsey
I just wired this yesterday. Yes, it looks like...

I just wired this yesterday. Yes, it looks like two white wires.. but the one with the black stripe has a very very light "D" written on it instead of a stripe. No guarantees that that's the same...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2020, 01:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,703
Posted By rcarsey
Agreed. Since Stein will only sell you an...

Agreed. Since Stein will only sell you an expensive Bose jack and since you'll have to do some soldering anyway, I'd suggest buying the actual LEMO plug from an electronics parts store, and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,703
Posted By rcarsey
Thumbs up Yes, I'm sure Stein would add the plugs for you...

Yes, I'm sure Stein would add the plugs for you for a nominal charge. But, if you do it yourself, I recommend doing it before putting the harness in the plane.

I should mention now that after my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-29-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By rcarsey
Three things.. First, check the voltage on pin...

Three things.. First, check the voltage on pin 2 (pin 1 is ground) of the motor. The voltage should vary with the position of the motor. That's probably easiest to check. Perhaps when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-29-2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 775
Posted By rcarsey
i suspect it doesn't make a whole lot off...

i suspect it doesn't make a whole lot off difference.. as long as it's not routed anywhere extremely hot or with sharp edges. The routing shown on my 2-blade prop Section is completely different...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-25-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,482
Posted By rcarsey
Hey E.D., I'm looking at the updated Section 11...

Hey E.D., I'm looking at the updated Section 11 and it appears as if those hold down pieces are no longer required.

https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/11iS-U_12iS.pdf

Is the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-25-2020, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,482
Posted By rcarsey
sounds good. I'm going to replace mine too at...

sounds good. I'm going to replace mine too at this point (pre-AW inspection).. The loss of trim in flight is something I'd like to avoid.. an for $100, I'll just do it now and get it over with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2020, 10:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 477
Posted By rcarsey
iS blown fuse

I finally got to the point where all of my wiring is done and I decided to flip the MASTER ON to see what happens :) A few things didn't go quite right and I'm just now beginning to double check my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,371
Posted By rcarsey
I usually use McMaster.. but for some reason, for...

I usually use McMaster.. but for some reason, for the plexi bits, it looks like I used Abbeon (maybe McMaster didn't have the size I needed at the time?). Abbeon is a plastics mfg company, so they...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,794
Posted By rcarsey
sounds like i should build you a Bluetooth to...

sounds like i should build you a Bluetooth to serial converter so you can feed the data direct to your EIS :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,238
Posted By rcarsey
nice catch. I totally missed that. Since its...

nice catch. I totally missed that.

Since its only being added to the 136' harness, it would seem that the factory is getting ready for the day the ASTM allows for IMC operations. The only place...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-05-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,370
Posted By rcarsey
I had made a product request to Garmin last year...

I had made a product request to Garmin last year about this. Garmin already sells tire monitors.. there just wasn't any integration with G3X..so I suggested they add support for it.. almost all...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,600
Posted By rcarsey
VOR antenna coax

So this is a bit of a retrofit as the IFR kit came out after my tail was closed up. The instructions call for running the coax down the VS and into the tailcone (right in the center, 3? from the aft...
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