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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 778
Posted By rkiefer2
RV-12 Rudder Gust Lock Holders

Hello Everyone,

I had the need for a rudder gust lock that wouldn't press on the brakes and would not fall off. Thus I designed and made these two holders that straddle the rudder pedals and use...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-17-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By rkiefer2
Stewart Systems Ekoprime - Cure Time

Looked all over Stewart Systems website, YouTube, forums, etc and couldn't find anything specific to how long you need to let the primer cure.

Anyone know how soon you can apply a top paint coat...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,667
Posted By rkiefer2
Nope bottom of the caliper.

Nope bottom of the caliper.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,667
Posted By rkiefer2
Bleeding Brake - STUPID AIR Bubbles

I had to replace my pilot side brake line and decided it was a good time to replace all the brake fluid.

I followed the instructions in the MM and from Matco. Still have 1 or 2 stubborn bubbles...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,172
Posted By rkiefer2
RV-12 CFII

I do RV-12 training in my SLSA out of Waukesha, WI (KUES).

Send me a message or give me a call if you need help. I can also travel to you if needed.


Roger
262-225-3440
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2022, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,864
Posted By rkiefer2
Fuel Line BAD??

While in process of replacing my floats I was inspecting my hoses and noticed the following the fuel line off the mechanical fuel pump on my 2013 RV-12 912ULS (400hours):

1. Clamp penetrated orange...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-27-2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,112
Posted By rkiefer2
Thank you everyone for your input. I've read...

Thank you everyone for your input. I've read through all the replies and recommendations.

This saga continues for me. I built the below matrix of actions taken and the results in hopes it helps as...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-27-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By rkiefer2
Thank you everyone for the quick replies.

Thank you everyone for the quick replies.
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 12-26-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By rkiefer2
RV-12 MATCO Pad Replacement

What is the process for the brake pad replacement on the RV-12 ULS with the Matco brakes?

Looks like they’re hard plumbed to the brakes. Do they need to be bled or can you unbolt and simply...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,112
Posted By rkiefer2
Nothing installed in the USB

Nothing installed in the USB
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,112
Posted By rkiefer2
Static on radio DESPERATE TO SOLVE

Hello,

I’ve got a factory built 2013 RV12 ULS with Dynon classic view, Garmin SL40 radio, Flight com 403 intercom, auto pilot, and ADSB.

PROBLEM: When radio is receiving I it get static with the...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,468
Posted By rkiefer2
SERVICE BULLETIN 14-02-05 - NOT RECOMMENDED AS PM?

Im building my RV8 EMP kit and I was getting ready to order the parts for the SB 14-02-05 (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sb-14-02-05/) and I noticed the below...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,144
Posted By rkiefer2
RV12 Minimal Heat in WI

I have a factory built SLSA RV-12 912ULS that I use primarily for instructing in a heated hangar (55-60 degrees all winter long). I do not have a winterization kit as I'm still waiting for it from...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-19-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,174
Posted By rkiefer2
Starting My RV8 EMP Kit

I purchased a new untouched RV8 EMP kit that was kitted in 2014. I've got all the tools ready, parts inventoried, shop laid out, etc.

Looking for recommendations on the following:

Best place...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 839
Posted By rkiefer2
That will work.....Thanks.

That will work.....Thanks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2021, 04:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By rkiefer2
RV12 Builder/A&P Milwaukee Area?

Any RV-12, or Vans builders that are also LSRM or A&Ps in the Milwaukee area?

I've got a SLSA RV-12 and looking for someone to assist with maintenance in the area?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 839
Posted By rkiefer2
RV12 DRAWING DIMENSIONS EXTERIOR

I'd like to print a 3D model of my RV-12. Ordered the USB Drive from Vans a couple weeks ago, still waiting for it to arrive.

Anyone able to share the top down and/or side view drawings of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 902
Posted By rkiefer2
Awesome, thanks....ordered.

Awesome, thanks....ordered.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2021, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,967
Posted By rkiefer2
RV-12 Audio Jacks - Need to Be tightened?

It appears that my audio jacks for the headset on my RV-12 are loose causing weird noises and one connector to not seat all the way (bounces back about 1/8in, guessing wires wrapped around it). ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2021, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 902
Posted By rkiefer2
RV-12 ULS Parts/Assembly Documents

Can some one share the Vans RV-12ULS parts and Assembly Documents?

Tried contacting Vans, no response and nothing is on their site for the ULS.
Forum: Midwest 07-13-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 661
Posted By rkiefer2
RV12 INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE

Hello Gents,

I recently got my CFI and purchased a Vans RV12 SLSA Factory built. Reach out to me if your interested in training in this awesome aircraft. The plane is currently located in South...
Forum: COMM 05-23-2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,467
Posted By rkiefer2
Happens with both Bose A20 and Light Speed Zulu

Happens with both Bose A20 and Light Speed Zulu
Forum: COMM 05-23-2021, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,467
Posted By rkiefer2
Flightcom 403 - Intermittent Side Tone

I have an Flightcom 403 in my RV12 that I recently bought.

PROBLEMS:
1. I noticed that it recently started cutting in and out with pilot/passenger are talking back and forth.
2. I get allot...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,552
Posted By rkiefer2
RV12 Fuel Pump

Does the RV12ULS electric fuel pump stay on the whole time?

This factory plane doesn't have a switch for it....and its always running.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2021, 08:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,129
Posted By rkiefer2
RV12 Nose gear leg replacement SB 19-08-26 Rev 2

Anyone have any experience with Nose gear leg replacement SB 19-08-26 Rev 2? (https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sb-19-08-26/)

The document mentions 7 hours of warranty...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,321
Posted By rkiefer2
RV12 SLSA TRAINER

I’m in process of purchasing a 2014 RV12 SLSA to use for personal use and then to give flight training in.

Plane has 220 hours, AP, Dynon, built by Vans, Original owner, no damage, no liens,...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 02-13-2018, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,041
Posted By rkiefer2
Rebuilding your own engine...Bad Idea?

Hello Everyone,

Im starting an RV8 quick build and perhaps getting a little ahead of myself, but wanted to get some input on the engine.

I did some research on rebuilding an engine. Looks like...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,085
Posted By rkiefer2
Quick Build RV8

Looking at buying a RV8 or RV8A quick build kit. I love the idea of building the whole plane, but I need to be realistic with the commitment. Sounds like QB saves ~30%.

Any disadvantages to QB...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2016, 11:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,616
Posted By rkiefer2
Thanks for the quick replies, that helps. I have...

Thanks for the quick replies, that helps. I have the adjust set and learning as i go. These tips and tricks help.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,616
Posted By rkiefer2
Setting the rivet gap on squeezer

What's the trick to quickly or efficiently set the gap on the squeezers?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-03-2016, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,049
Posted By rkiefer2
Took my first crack at Priming, wow what a chore....

Took my first crack at Priming, wow what a chore. Below was my Saturday evening.

Any recommendations on scratch or adhesion...
Forum: My RV Build Project 04-03-2016, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,848
Posted By rkiefer2
First Crack at Priming

After much debate I decided to go the priming route.

I built a basic down draft table and primed and prepped my parts with Stewart Systems products using their Ekoprime. Very happy with the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,049
Posted By rkiefer2
Thanks everyone for the tips. I ended up...

Thanks everyone for the tips.

I ended up building a down draft table and painted a couple pieces for test. Down draft table works great, and no odors from the paint. Very happy with the Ekoprime...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,049
Posted By rkiefer2
Spray area in the basement - Bad Idea?

Im going with Ekoprime for the interior pieces. I've setup a small spray booth in the basement. By booth I mean I have plastic on 2 walls and the floor. Probably going to add a shower curtain to...
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2016, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,765
Posted By rkiefer2
Came to the same conclusion.......Thanks, that...

Came to the same conclusion.......Thanks, that makes sense.

Was a little uncertain based on the instructions not having the -6 in step 5.
Forum: RV-14 03-29-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,765
Posted By rkiefer2
Horizontal Stabilizer Questions

Let the games begin. Hit a little speed bump right off the bat.

-Does anyone know what holes step 5 is referring too on page 08-02?
-This spar requires priming as its not alclad,...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-28-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,848
Posted By rkiefer2
Rogers RV-14A Build - 140204

Hello Everyone,

Got the tools, kit, shop, and build log website setup and Im ready to get going on my Vans RV14A in SE Wisconsin.

This is my first build so please provide any guidance, advice, etc...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-27-2016, 01:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,699
Posted By rkiefer2
Documenting Build

Im getting started on my EMP kit. I see several builders use different resources for building Kit Log, Word Press, Blogspot, etc.

Questions

Does this serve as your primary documentation or the...
Forum: Primers 03-27-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,001
Posted By rkiefer2
Primer Recommendations

I recently bought an RV14A EMP Kit from another builder. Minimal work done, but some of it was primed on the inside with a greenish tint epoxy primer.

What primers do you recommend for inner...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2016, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,137
Posted By rkiefer2
I'm 6'4'' 240lbs and have flown an RV14A, RV7A,...

I'm 6'4'' 240lbs and have flown an RV14A, RV7A, and an RV8. Without question the RV14A was the most comfortable.

All 3 planes are great and will satisfy my mission. Still struggling to pick a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2016, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,137
Posted By rkiefer2
RV-14 vs. RV-7/RV-8

I've already identified my mission and have talked to a few RV14 builders and personally getting discouraged at the dollar figures Im hearing with the RV14.

Vans says you can build a 14 for about...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-19-2016, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,335
Posted By rkiefer2
BOOK RECOMENDATIONS

Working on practice kits and looking for some recommendations on the Aircraft Structural Technician or any other books?

Do these add any value?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2016, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,822
Posted By rkiefer2
Found a quick change chuck and just swapped her...

Found a quick change chuck and just swapped her out.....Crisis averted.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2016, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,822
Posted By rkiefer2
Went to Menards, Home Depot, Lowes, all with no...

Went to Menards, Home Depot, Lowes, all with no luck. Going to try ACE Hardware tomorrow.


Any other ideas?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-18-2016, 08:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,822
Posted By rkiefer2
Sioux Model 1410 - Chuck Key HELP!

Just bought a used Sioux 1410 drill and can't seem to find the right chuck key.


Markings On Chuck
0-1/4IN

S6.5LBA
THD.3/8-24
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2016, 04:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,433
Posted By rkiefer2
What would you pay for RV-14A EMP KIT USED?

Curious what the conciseness is on the value of a USED RV14A EMP kit with the stobe option that has some work done. By minimal work vertical stabilizer done (except rear spar) and HS is a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,180
Posted By rkiefer2
Purchasing Tools - T0o kit or not too kit?

I have a few WTB ads out there and doesn't seem like to many people part with tools and when they do, they seem to go fast.

Clevealand seems to have some decent kits and from what I read they have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-11-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,329
Posted By rkiefer2
Thanks for the advice and input. Much...

Thanks for the advice and input. Much appreciated.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-08-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,329
Posted By rkiefer2
RV Decision...Narrowing it in.

I've gone back and forth between the RV7A, 14A, and now the 8/8A. After a demo flight in the 14 and endless talks with other builders. Im leaning towards the 8 or 8A.

I have a family of 4, but not...
Forum: RV-14 07-20-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,510
Posted By rkiefer2
Flew the RV-14A today at OSH

Although the demo flight was free this flight may have been the most expensive flight for me ever.

Why?

I was on the fence about building the 14, but now I'm in.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-12-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,288
Posted By rkiefer2
Best Freight Carrier from NV to WI

Im in process of getting a kit and tools from NV send to WI. This is an RV emp kit and tools both in crates.

I called Tony Partain and it doesnt sound like he's interested in shipping the crates....
Forum: RV-14 05-21-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,355
Posted By rkiefer2
Anyone building an RV-14 near SE Wisconsin?

I'm very close to pulling the trigger on an RV14 Emp kit. Anyone building one in this area?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,980
Posted By rkiefer2
NEWBIE to Forum RV-14 or RV-7A

Hello Everyone,


This is my first official post in VAF. Im a Private Pilot getting ready to start my first build and the jury is still out on the RV7A vs. RV14A.

My mission: 2 seat aerobatic...
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