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Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By Amadeus
The glide distance ring did show an airport...

The glide distance ring did show an airport within glide range but upon activating the Smart Glide both times it immediately informed me there was not an airport within glide range.
Forum: Glass Cockpit Today, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By Amadeus
Autopilot works perfectly and I did throttle back...

Autopilot works perfectly and I did throttle back both times before activating Smart Glide. I was expecting to pitch up to reduce airspeed to best glide but instead a nose down attitude is what...
Forum: Florida (Central) Today, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By Amadeus
Feb/Mar Florida Flying Tips

The Lockwood Aviation Rotax Maintenance class is being held Feb 28 & Mar 01. I would like to fly my RV-12iS from Lexington, KY to attend the class. Having never flown in the state of Florida I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-12-2022, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By Amadeus
Smart Glide

I have read that standalone G3X Touch Experimental can do Smart Glide with the latest software. Today I attempted to try it out and was 3,500' AGL with an airport less than five miles away. With no...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By Amadeus
Standard foam and stick boots. The standard foam...

Standard foam and stick boots. The standard foam feels fine even after 3.5 hours. My only complaint is I live in an area with cold in winter. I'm taller and my head is almost touching the canopy in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By Amadeus
Weight & Balance

As long as the weight is below 1320# is it even possible to be outside the envelope on an RV-12? I've played around with low fuel and heavy passnger/pilot, light pilot with full fuel and max baggage,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-18-2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By Amadeus
Is the Mobil 1 4T Racing oil approved by Rotax? I...

Is the Mobil 1 4T Racing oil approved by Rotax? I never use 100LL and instead use a 50/50 mixture of 93 Octane Premium Unleaded and 90 Octane Ethanol Free Unleaded.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-18-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By Amadeus
Thanks! My hangar mate has a Zenith 750 Cruzer...

Thanks!

My hangar mate has a Zenith 750 Cruzer with a Viking (Honda Fit, originally) engine that has a completely separate gear box and he posed the question of the maintenance schedule for the gear...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-17-2021, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By Amadeus
So when I change the oil I will be actually...

So when I change the oil I will be actually changing the oil in the gear box, as well?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-17-2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By Amadeus
Gear Box Question

I'm about to do my first oil change and wondered if I need to change the gear box oil on the same schedule. From what I'm seeing it appears the gear box shares the engine oil and when the engine oil...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,164
Posted By Amadeus
When I was planning a trailer I intended to add a...

When I was planning a trailer I intended to add a "lane" down the center of the trailer using 2x2's to hold the nose wheel steady. Additionally I was going to add a similar "lane" for one of the main...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-09-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 104,066
Posted By Amadeus
Possibly an ACTUAL SURVIVAL tip

After flying 2.2 hours cross country I stopped to drop off my safety pilot at his airport before departing for the very short (16 miles) flight to my airport. My airspeed was low (60kt) on my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-09-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,164
Posted By Amadeus
Doing so was something I seriously considered....

Doing so was something I seriously considered. Luckily hangar space came available!

These are light planes and require indoor storage so hopefully you have a barn or your garage has a higher door...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-06-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,031
Posted By Amadeus
Was there an optional center console on the RV-12?

Was there an optional center console on the RV-12?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-05-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By Amadeus
RV-12iS with dual G3X

After flying a 1.0 hour flight and a 1.2 hour flight yesterday with the RV grin the entire way I departed KLEX for 27K (a 0.3 hour flight typically) to hangar the RV12iS.

I departed KLEX on runway...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-05-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By Amadeus
I'm hangared at 27K in Georgetown, KY - about an...

I'm hangared at 27K in Georgetown, KY - about an hour south of Cincinnati. I can meet you there anytime with just a couple days notice!

Jayson
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,403
Posted By Amadeus
I like it! When not using it as a jack I can see...

I like it!

When not using it as a jack I can see various other uses for this device.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,403
Posted By Amadeus
I'm doing the jacking on Wednesday to install the...

I'm doing the jacking on Wednesday to install the Wheel Fairing hardware and I plan to use Jon's method. I have the appropriate lumber and C-clamps along with the floor jack to do the lifting.

For...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,403
Posted By Amadeus
How To Jack Up RV-12iS?

I found this write up from Vans that says the proper jacking point for RV aircraft is the tie down point: https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq-technical-builder-items/how-to-jack-up-an-rv/

However,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-01-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By Amadeus
G3X Displays Dim When NAV/STROBE Fuse Blows

Flying RV-12iS with Garmin dual G3X system. Occasionally the NAV/STROBE fuse will blow and when it does the G3X displays go dark. Are the G3X screens routed through the NAV/STROBE fuse? It doesn't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,699
Posted By Amadeus
After 30 years of flying Cessna and Diamond...

After 30 years of flying Cessna and Diamond aircraft where tach time is always significantly lower than Hobb's time this has confused me, too. I know that ECO mode is still 97% power but 97% is still...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By Amadeus
Ceiling

The ceiling figure has been brought to my attention.

17,300 is correct according to the POH.

Thanks to all for looking this over.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By Amadeus
15886 15887 Thank you. I was on a Foreflight...

15886

15887

Thank you. I was on a Foreflight webinar last night while doing this and forgot that I just WAG'ed, I mean estimated, the ARMs in a hurry.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By Amadeus
Forgot the Performance Profile

15884

I set up the Performance Profile to reflect the values for once cruising. This means that initial climb at take off (75kt) is not the Climb TAS displayed in the setup. I account for the fuel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 738
Posted By Amadeus
Here is what I did - not sure if it is correct.

Please advise....

15883

Please advise....

15882

Please advise....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 447
Posted By Amadeus
12iS Fuse Panel

Has anyone exchanged the fuse panel for circuit breakers in a -12iS?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 460,060
Posted By Amadeus
Fuses?

Has anyone modified from fuses to breakers after certification?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,118
Posted By Amadeus
Congratulations! I, too, am a new -12iS owner...

Congratulations!

I, too, am a new -12iS owner and can only offer help with number 2. Rainbow Aviation has a two-day inspection course for $450. I have already taken it and am waiting for the FAA to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,184
Posted By Amadeus
Is yours a 12 or a 12iS? When it is anything...

Is yours a 12 or a 12iS?

When it is anything other than CAVU conditions then I just leave the landing lights on wig wag in the 12iS. If the strobes, nav and wig wag landing lights don't make me...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,844
Posted By Amadeus
What do I do about the placard on the panel?

What do I do about the placard on the panel?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,844
Posted By Amadeus
No but ASTM rules apply to all aircraft...

No but ASTM rules apply to all aircraft identified as LSA. There is also a placard on the panel that states no flight into IMC because of the ASTM definition of LSA.

As much as I want it to be true...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,844
Posted By Amadeus
Are you sure about this? I'm hoping so as I am...

Are you sure about this? I'm hoping so as I am itching to have the GPS175 added to the Garmin avionics package!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 602,881
Posted By Amadeus
Thank you! I knew I wanted the blue and white but...

Thank you! I knew I wanted the blue and white but the accent color was up in the air - something bright, was leaning toward a shade of orange until the last minute then switched to the chartreuse....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 602,881
Posted By Amadeus
Photos of Paint Job

After receiving a few requests to post photos post paint job but not sure where to post them. I have been busy getting ADS-B Out working, getting Garmin firmware and databases updated and lastly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By Amadeus
I just set up AOA this week. Unfortunately I...

I just set up AOA this week. Unfortunately I didn't take screenshots while doing it but I can tell you that using autopilot, specifically the IAS, made it very easy. I had a safety pilot that was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,870
Posted By Amadeus
After reading this thread I decided today to...

After reading this thread I decided today to attempt a start at 40% throttle. Before today I always turned the key with the throttle at 50% immediately reducing RPM to 2300 - 2500 which leaves the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,889
Posted By Amadeus
Not normal. That sounds something like an intake...

Not normal. That sounds something like an intake manifold leak.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,844
Posted By Amadeus
Agree 100% Anywhere I have ever used an ILS...

Agree 100%

Anywhere I have ever used an ILS approach there were RNAV with LPV approaches available. As far as flying a route you can always flightplan using the VORs as waypoints so you will follow...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,844
Posted By Amadeus
15047 Now I'm really confused. I've never...

15047

Now I'm really confused. I've never actually looked at this as I have been told with the utmost certainty that the RV-12iS is NOT eligible for IFR flight yet right there in #23 it says...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,844
Posted By Amadeus
I'm flying again Wednesday afternoon and will...

I'm flying again Wednesday afternoon and will pull them and snap a picture (unless someone else posts the wording before I leave to fly).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,844
Posted By Amadeus
There are a handful of -12's out there that were...

There are a handful of -12's out there that were not limited to VFR because they were built before the change in LSA language prohibiting it went through. My E-LSA -12iS has the Garmin dual display...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,594
Posted By Amadeus
RV-9A

The RV-12 was designed to meet the needs of a certain niche. Look at the RV-9A. Build costs are very similar so why try to make impossible changes to the -12 when the -9A has everything you are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,844
Posted By Amadeus
Economical Flying

The -12iS can get you around at 120mph while burning just 4.1gph of autogas. When I travel plan on google maps for driving then flight plan on ForeFlight for the -12iS I find that it is far more...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-21-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,155
Posted By Amadeus
Agreed!

I have flown many hours in a DA-40 with G1000 and am very impressed with the G3X capabilities. I believe the G3X is more user friendly and can do even more than the G1000 (not sure if this is true...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-19-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,336
Posted By Amadeus
Why not just add a GPS175 and GA35 antenna?...

Why not just add a GPS175 and GA35 antenna?
Autopilot is VERY nice for IFR but not necessary.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,204
Posted By Amadeus
Why didn't I think of that? I did not. I...

Why didn't I think of that?

I did not. I replaced the blown fuse then used the NAV Strobe lights during flight and it did not blow again. Had I thought about it I could've pulled the fuse in flight...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,204
Posted By Amadeus
Oddity. Did preflight yesterday and discovered a...

Oddity.

Did preflight yesterday and discovered a blown fuse on NAV Strobe. Replaced fuse then checked the Stall "Horn" per normal procedure and it worked! While flying I decided to do a stall to see...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,814
Posted By Amadeus
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: ADS-B 08-17-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,919
Posted By Amadeus
ADS-B Out is working correctly again! Whew....

ADS-B Out is working correctly again!

Whew. Thanks to all!

Jayson
Forum: ADS-B 08-16-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,919
Posted By Amadeus
I realized as I was doing the Firmware update...

I realized as I was doing the Firmware update that the current version was 8.71 as I updated to version 8.82 thus skipping an update. Could this be an issue?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By Amadeus
Thank you! I will download the complete manual.

Thank you!

I will download the complete manual.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,204
Posted By Amadeus
Stall Warning & AOA

I just picked up from the paint shop and found that there is no stall horn ("horn" meaning a warning over the headset) or angle-of-attack sounds. AOA does work as the indicator on the G3X screen...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,684
Posted By Amadeus
My 912iS is currently cruising 4500 MSL @ 5000...

My 912iS is currently cruising 4500 MSL @ 5000 RPM burning 4.7 GPH while cruising 105kt.

I do not yet have wheel pants and I just picked up from paint shop yesterday and have not installed the gap...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By Amadeus
Thanks! I have Section 35 beginning at 35-50 so...

Thanks!

I have Section 35 beginning at 35-50 so I'm suspecting those instructions were somewhere (likely page 1) in 35-01 to 35-49.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 740
Posted By Amadeus
Garmin G3X Configuration Mode

What are the steps to get into configuration mode on a Garmin G3X?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-27-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,112
Posted By Amadeus
Wheel Fairings

I'm on the fence about wheel fairings. Aesthetically they look like the poufs (or "pompoms") on a poodle. Like on a poodle I have to believe that they offer a practical purpose.

Do they increase...
Forum: ADS-B 07-26-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,919
Posted By Amadeus
"...running from an external power...

"...running from an external power supply..."

Does this mean simply connecting the battery clips of the Optimate TM-275 to the battery terminals then plugging in the Optimate TM-275 to an electrical...
Forum: ADS-B 07-23-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,919
Posted By Amadeus
Make sense to do it in the hangar! External...

Make sense to do it in the hangar!

External power supply.....something like a battery charger with clamps on positive and negative of the battery?
Forum: ADS-B 07-23-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,919
Posted By Amadeus
Is the GPS Info page found after clicking MENU...

Is the GPS Info page found after clicking MENU twice on the PFD? Do you have a screen shot of how this page should look?

Jay
Forum: ADS-B 07-23-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,919
Posted By Amadeus
Is updating time consuming? Difficult?

Is updating time consuming? Difficult?
Forum: ADS-B 07-23-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,919
Posted By Amadeus
Thank you for the screen shot and details! The...

Thank you for the screen shot and details!

The aircraft is in the paint shop and I will not be able to check anything until it is time to pick up. I will take your screen shot with me, along with...
Forum: ADS-B 07-22-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,919
Posted By Amadeus
Will updating the database and firmware correct...

Will updating the database and firmware correct these issues?
Forum: ADS-B 07-21-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,919
Posted By Amadeus
ADS-B NIC, SIL, SDA Error & Garmin Update

I posted this in the "Glass Cockpit" forum but believe it belongs here instead. My avionics are:

Two GDU 460 (G3X Touch)
GSU 25 (ADAHRS)
GMU 11 (magnetometer)
GA 36 (WAAS Antenna)
GTX 35R...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-21-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,220
Posted By Amadeus
Again, a little tilt will make the width of the...

Again, a little tilt will make the width of the trailered stabilator narrower.

Either use a 2"x4" on the floor of the trailer along one main gear to create the tilt OR perhaps letting the air out...
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