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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,352
Posted By backcountry
Yes the gear legs are painted. We are in the...

Yes the gear legs are painted. We are in the Houston area and Iím not the only one with the problem.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2021, 11:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,352
Posted By backcountry
Maingear legs corrosion

Maingear legs corrosion
Corrosion has attacked my gear legs started from the forward leading edge.
What is the material and what is the best way to attack the problem?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,977
Posted By backcountry
I wasnít able to get to Page 24, #234, 7/18/14,...

I wasnít able to get to
Page 24, #234, 7/18/14, Jetguy

I would be interested in seeing it but not sure I know how to search correctly
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,977
Posted By backcountry
Aux fuel - need more fuel

I was wondering if anyone has added aux tanks in the wings that would feed into the standard baggage compartment tank.
Iím 160 lbs and fly solo a lot and sometimes with little people and could put...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,969
Posted By backcountry
There are light sports aircraft that have...

There are light sports aircraft that have steerable nose wheels like Tecnam and Sling.
Iíve flown Tecnams in a flight school as a flight instructor and theyíre excellent flys similar to the RV-12 but...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2021, 11:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,216
Posted By backcountry
Garmin is the problem

I worked on this problem from the beginning 2017. Garmin repeatedly telling me it wouldnít be the radio. Anything you can come up with I tried many times. Completely separated and created a new com...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,216
Posted By backcountry
I tried my sons Clarity Aloft in the ear headset...

I tried my sons Clarity Aloft in the ear headset and it works great.
By the way where did you get your CQ1 headset?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-29-2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,216
Posted By backcountry
Iíve swapped my radio with other aircraft radios....

Iíve swapped my radio with other aircraft radios. My radio works good in other peoples airplanes and their radios works bad in my airplane.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,216
Posted By backcountry
Some of the things I did in the following...

Some of the things I did in the following order.
1. Checked all grounding that could be found.
2. Run a separate ground buss for all the systems back to the battery.
3. Run a new audio wiring and new...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2021, 08:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,216
Posted By backcountry
Iím considering in the ear solution. My son...

Iím considering in the ear solution. My son thinks this might work because it doesnít use the noise canceling electronics. He flys long on his job.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,216
Posted By backcountry
Itís like a loud hum and can get softer when you...

Itís like a loud hum and can get softer when you pull back power. When youíre on the ground itís not to bad.
This happens only with noise canceling headsets and These headsets work in other aircraft.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,216
Posted By backcountry
I fly with other RV-12ís and no problem I might...

I fly with other RV-12ís and no problem I might be the only one with this problem.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,216
Posted By backcountry
I donít use hearing aids

I donít use hearing aids
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,216
Posted By backcountry
Noise in the headset

I have a 2017 RV-12 all Garmin and the Garmin 200 com
I canít use noise canceling headsets and Iíve tried several kinds because they pickup noise to the degree nothing else can be heard. On the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,069
Posted By backcountry
After adding more water to the coolant it helped...

After adding more water to the coolant it helped bring temperature down.
Thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-10-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,069
Posted By backcountry
I also removed some DLX-cool coolant and replaced...

I also removed some DLX-cool coolant and replaced with water. Any little bit of help could do the trick. Weíll see when I fly.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-10-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,069
Posted By backcountry
I havenít had aircraft painted yet. The...

I havenít had aircraft painted yet. The fiberglass base coat is to protect it from the sun.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-10-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,069
Posted By backcountry
Hope this goes through. Attached picture of air...

Hope this goes through.
Attached picture of air inlet.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,118
Posted By backcountry
Aux Fuel

Has anyone added fuel in the wings as aux tanks feeding the std. Fuselage tank.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,069
Posted By backcountry
I couldnít get anything good with the camera. But...

I couldnít get anything good with the camera.
But checked the seal from the outside and inside with inspection mirrors. The seal looked good.
Removed bottom cowl and the seal shows itís been...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,069
Posted By backcountry
I should as say also I try climbing at 80, 90,...

I should as say also I try climbing at 80, 90, 100 knots and I canít see any difference.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,069
Posted By backcountry
Cylinder Head Temperature

During the hot months I have extreme difficulty keeping the cylinder head temperature in the safe range.
No problem on the ground.
Temperature rises quickly climbing after takeoff and hits 230...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-25-2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,724
Posted By backcountry
Tool to break the canopy

It is possible that a RV-12 could get into an upside down position as may take place in conducting a forced landing.
This would result in not being able get out of the aircraft because of not being...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,514
Posted By backcountry
I have a GTR200 that came with the late 2017...

I have a GTR200 that came with the late 2017 avionics package.
I?ve had extreme trouble with the communications from the beginning. Basically unusable. The trouble shooting hours has been...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,514
Posted By backcountry
I have a GTR200 that came with the late 2017...

I have a GTR200 that came with the late 2017 avionics package.
I?ve had extreme trouble with the communications from the beginning. Basically unusable. The trouble shooting hours has been...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,033
Posted By backcountry
I realize the two carburetors have a common...

I realize the two carburetors have a common manifold that should keep the carburetors balanced. But it doesn?t take much to exceed it capability.
Now when we find the engine running rough we normally...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,033
Posted By backcountry
Dual carburetor Rotax

These carburetors get out of synchronization verified by measuring the manifold pressures.
Whenever I get a rough engine it?s the first thing I have to check and most of the times that?s what it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,945
Posted By backcountry
The question, did it ever get resolved? I never...

The question, did it ever get resolved?

I never found anything wrong, but the problem so far hasn?t returned.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,945
Posted By backcountry
I already replaced the carb floats before this...

I already replaced the carb floats before this issue occurred. The engine now runs extremely smooth with no gasoline fumes smell. I?ve always used 93 octane non-leaded. The issue I?m now experiencing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-02-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,945
Posted By backcountry
Engine power issue on takeoff

A couple of times during the takeoff run I?ve experienced the engine shake and loose some power for a few seconds and then return to normal operation.
This so far has only happened during the first...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,155
Posted By backcountry
I got one of those $43.93 rectifier regulators. ...

I got one of those $43.93 rectifier regulators. Visually it?s the same and the connector is the same. Plan to carry it along in case it?s needed to get home with. Don?t know the load it can carry.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-29-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,410
Posted By backcountry
G3X flight plan to GTN

The G3X lack of ability to create and make flight plan changes to the GTN navigator has always been the most displeasing feature for me to deal with. I appreciate that Garmin has at least done...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,673
Posted By backcountry
Exterior Handle

Whenever the canopy is closed and latched there isn?t a hand hold available to safely get off the wing
A week ago this past Thursday I fell trying trying to get off the wing.
Has anyone installed an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2019, 11:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,634
Posted By backcountry
Yes, I don?t want to go into the switch module....

Yes, I don?t want to go into the switch module.
Plan to get a new capacitor and add the alligator clamps to temporarily clip it to the regulator terminal.
If by chance it fixes the problem the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,634
Posted By backcountry
I had already went looking for the capacitor and...

I had already went looking for the capacitor and thought it was missing and thought I had found the problem but I found it was in the switch/power module per the wiring diagram. Yes it is possible...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,634
Posted By backcountry
When the aircraft was new late 2017 & 120 hrs ago...

When the aircraft was new late 2017 & 120 hrs ago the noise wasn?t there. I?ve worked on this problem about a year now. I first went through all the grounds and antenna connections and that didn?t...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2019, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,634
Posted By backcountry
965 349 Rectifier Regulator GTR 200 Com It?s a...

965 349 Rectifier Regulator
GTR 200 Com
It?s a static sound and it normally starts after about 15 min. into the flight after after the aircraft systems warm up.
The noise stops when the throttle is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,634
Posted By backcountry
Voltage Regulator

Has anyone experienced com radio noise due to problems with the voltage regulator. I don?t know if I have a regulator going bad or not.
I have battled com radio noise and tried everything the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-21-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 28,052
Posted By backcountry
I used that document for the instructions for...

I used that document for the instructions for loading the ver 6.25 but it didn?t cover what the upgrade does.
I?m already flying the upgrade but have no ideas what the upgrade does.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 12-20-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 28,052
Posted By backcountry
I have upgraded to the G3X Touch ver 6.21 & GTN...

I have upgraded to the G3X Touch ver 6.21 & GTN ver 6.51.
However, I don?t know what the improvements over the 6.20 & 6.50 verisions.
Question is there a write up available for this?
Forum: Instrument Flight Rules 12-05-2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,937
Posted By backcountry
The approach chart shows a charted holding...

The approach chart shows a charted holding pattern rather than a the standard procedure turn used for course reveral.
A IFR GPS can have the ILS in the database which you can use to enter the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-28-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,578
Posted By backcountry
I?ve tried everything I can think and the ideas...

I?ve tried everything I can think and the ideas made here.
Latest update
Noise cable suppressors added to 3 cables coming from the 5000 box.
Comm
Options
Autopilot
This seems to get rid of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,578
Posted By backcountry
After 7 months the noise again returned. Sounds...

After 7 months the noise again returned. Sounds like squelch noise. Again I removed and reinstalled the comm connector on the 50001 box and once again the was gone but didn?t last very long.
Has...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-20-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,060
Posted By backcountry
Has anyone climbed using V6.5? Example after...

Has anyone climbed using V6.5?
Example after Missed Approach.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 20,881
Posted By backcountry
Rotax upgrade to fuel injection

Sometime back I heard there?s a company that supplies a fuel injection kit for existing Rotax carburetor engines. I?m not a fan of carburetors and especially dual ones - floats, balancing, dual...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-22-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,613
Posted By backcountry
I found it difficult to get to the work area even...

I found it difficult to get to the work area even with the fuel tank, rear window and rear bulkhead removed.
One thing helped was a small 90 degree drill used to remove the existing rivets.
Also,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 43,734
Posted By backcountry
I have a Garmin GTN625 in my RV-12 and there is...

I have a Garmin GTN625 in my RV-12 and there is special pricing when used with the G3X system.
I also backed up the G3X flight instrument system with a $1,100 G5 small display unit. All the systems...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2018, 11:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 22,331
Posted By backcountry
Talking I?ve checked my brakes many times and they are...

I?ve checked my brakes many times and they are clean and they can stop the aircraft satisfactorily. The only problem is holding the aircraft straight in a 10knot X-wind component.
I?ve also flown...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 22,331
Posted By backcountry
From my experience I feel the RV-12 can handle a...

From my experience I feel the RV-12 can handle a 15 knot X-wind if the Pilot is really proficient with X-winds. The problem comes as the aircraft decelerates after landing and rudder losses...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,578
Posted By backcountry
Feedback on the noise in my GTR200 Com. It looks...

Feedback on the noise in my GTR200 Com.

It looks like it was as the connection between the com connector and the 50001 box. When I unplugged and reconnected the com cable to the 50001 box the noise...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2018, 04:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,578
Posted By backcountry
Item #2 does apply in my case. The RX icon...

Item #2 does apply in my case.

The RX icon starts out flashing on and off as the noise starts but goes solid as as the noise increases.

I haven?t had a chance the other items.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,114
Posted By backcountry
I?m sorry I hit a key and sent it again

I?m sorry I hit a key and sent it again
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,114
Posted By backcountry
Noise on the GTR 200 Com.

I started flying this aircraft June 2017 the GTR200 com. worked fine for approximately 60 hours. Starting in December the problem now is after about 15 minutes into the flight you start hearing a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,578
Posted By backcountry
Noise on the GTR 200 Com.

I started flying this aircraft June 2017 the GTR200 com. worked fine for approximately 60 hours. Starting in December the problem now is after about 15 minutes into the flight you start hearing a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-25-2017, 11:43 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 43,734
Posted By backcountry
Most of the ELSA Operating Limitations Paragraph...

Most of the ELSA Operating Limitations Paragraph 19 allow IFR if so equipped. However mine wasn't. I contacted the FAA FSDO and they gladly provided me a new Operating Limitations allowing IFR.

I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-07-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,585
Posted By backcountry
Anyone know of a list of airports supplying Swift...

Anyone know of a list of airports supplying Swift Fuel?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,605
Posted By backcountry
Ground Power Connection

Have anyone come up with a good way to connect ground power to the aircraft?
I like to run the avionics quite often to keep familiar with the procedures and I don't like to pull the top cowl each...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-14-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,710
Posted By backcountry
It can handle more right x-wind but a 10 knots...

It can handle more right x-wind but a 10 knots left X-wind for me is difficult and much more than tapping. Very heavy braking. I've flown with another RV-12 and it had a difficult time. I've flown...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2017, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,710
Posted By backcountry
Yes holding power is the problem. It will weather...

Yes holding power is the problem. It will weather vane and not enough rudder & brake to hold it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2017, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,710
Posted By backcountry
Brakes

I find it difficult to taxi in a crosswind and it doesn't take a lot wind to go passed the capability of the brake.
Question: is there larger brakes available for the RV-12?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2017, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,372
Posted By backcountry
Thank you for sharing

Thank you for sharing
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-03-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,372
Posted By backcountry
Garmin G3X - Electronic Check List

Has anyone configured the RV-12 electronic check list for the G3X?

This is accomplished by down loading the Aviation Checklist Editor from the Garmin website. It requires building the checklist on a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,483
Posted By backcountry
I agree with you as I'm looking for...

I agree with you as I'm looking for comparisons.

Vans say they hope to have more on the RV-12, example Fuel flow.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,483
Posted By backcountry
G3X Configuration Settings

I'm setting up my initial G3X. Many of the configuration setting are covered in the Vans update file.

The following items need data to be inputted:

Fuel tank calibration

Fuel flow K...
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