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Forum: RV-15 05-09-2022, 08:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,123
Posted By hamblin10
I am predicting that Vans will want pilot seating...

I am predicting that Vans will want pilot seating forward of the wing spar to give great visibility in all directions. This will require a light engine. Best guess is they will choose a Rotax 915iS.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2022, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 836
Posted By hamblin10
My understanding is that the upgraded brakes are...

My understanding is that the upgraded brakes are offered to everybody but were really designed for heavy use such as a flight school. So not really worth the money unless you are logging 10+ landings...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2022, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By hamblin10
You will use the wing cradle much more than you...

You will use the wing cradle much more than you think. Here is mine.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,843
Posted By hamblin10
At this point I feel like I am sending all my...

At this point I feel like I am sending all my money to a prince in Nigeria.
Forum: Safety 04-27-2022, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By hamblin10
AOPA flight planner

When using the AOPA flight planner, does the 'compare altitude' show MSL or AGL altitudes? Seems selecting 2500' in Tulsa to Denver would be AGL otherwise I would be flying into the ground. But one...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,218
Posted By hamblin10
RV-12 modified to fly IMC

Has anybody actually modified their RV-12 for IMC (heated pitot, GTN650, ect)? I'm thinking of certifying my build as EAB and installing the IFR package in order to actually fly above the clouds when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,082
Posted By hamblin10
As I am coming to the point of needing an engine...

As I am coming to the point of needing an engine and avionics within a year I do like the idea of using a home equity loan to get the ball rolling then if needed and the rate is better, convert that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By hamblin10
I'm in the Owasso OK area with my kits on order...

I'm in the Owasso OK area with my kits on order also. Hopefully building in May. I flew the -12 at Oshkosh last year. It was the morning after the storm came through with really choppy air. That...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2022, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,253
Posted By hamblin10
Wing aerodynamic improvement

Has anybody considered installing cover plates on the wing handholds at the tip? If you hangar the aircraft and do not intend to remove wings then some cover plates may help with drag by forcing the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2022, 11:15 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 36,995
Posted By hamblin10
What did you prime your lower tailcone skin with?

What did you prime your lower tailcone skin with?
Forum: Primers 03-14-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,297
Posted By hamblin10
Instead of priming

I do understand the whole debate about not having to prime the internal structure since there is an alclad surface and there is merit to priming it also. Has anybody considered NOT priming and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,843
Posted By hamblin10
I ordered the tail/fastener kit months before the...

I ordered the tail/fastener kit months before the wing kit but the wing kit is coming about 2 months before the tail. Will Vans ship the fasteners with the wing kit? I hate to look at the wing for 2...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2022, 08:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,663
Posted By hamblin10
I remember the canopy open alert audio on the...

I remember the canopy open alert audio on the RV-12 demo flight at Oshkosh. Ill be double sure to incorporate that in my build.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-22-2022, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,332
Posted By hamblin10
Can you post a pic of your aircraft and prop?

Can you post a pic of your aircraft and prop?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2022, 12:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,713
Posted By hamblin10
Can you post a pic of your results? Thanks.

Can you post a pic of your results? Thanks.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-11-2022, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,956
Posted By hamblin10
Cut the head off of a AD4 rivet. Bond rivet head...

Cut the head off of a AD4 rivet. Bond rivet head with Pro-seal into the discrepant countersink and shave head flush. Drill hole through head and countersink as required per KIA. Assemble per KIA.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2022, 08:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,019
Posted By hamblin10
If you want to fly within IMC condition with an...

If you want to fly within IMC condition with an IFR panel then you will need to certify your aircraft under E-AB. ELSA may operate in the system but may not actually fly in IMC.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-24-2022, 08:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,843
Posted By hamblin10
SN 121398 Ordered empennage 9/21. Parts being...

SN 121398

Ordered empennage 9/21. Parts being produced.
Ordered wing 11/21. Parts being produced.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,593
Posted By hamblin10
Starting to build an RV-12iS and I think I may...

Starting to build an RV-12iS and I think I may certify as E-AB just incase I want to install the IFR package and fly on an actual IMC path. Not sure what advantage certifying as E-LSA provides.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By hamblin10
RV-12 POH

Any reason the RV-12 POH performance section only includes performance data up to 8000 feet pressure? I would think up to 12,000 at least since people do use these through the mountains and it is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,028
Posted By hamblin10
Any idea what is going on with the kit status...

Any idea what is going on with the kit status page? Everybody status shows November 9th. I thought there was a place on the Vans website that showed the current orders being shipped but I can no...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-06-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,028
Posted By hamblin10
Same here, still says Nov 9 and only shows my emp...

Same here, still says Nov 9 and only shows my emp kit even though I ordered the wing kit also back in october.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2021, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,235
Posted By hamblin10
You said the throttle was at 50% but the screen...

You said the throttle was at 50% but the screen shot shows 19%. Was that after pulling the throttle back?
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 11-18-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 614
Posted By hamblin10
Excel aircraft logbook

Has anybody created an excel based aircraft/engine/prop logbook for tracking maintenance and inspection requirements? I was going to work on one and try to post it here unless somebody already...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-08-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 634,891
Posted By hamblin10
Waiting on my empennage kit. Maybe around March I...

Waiting on my empennage kit. Maybe around March I will have something to show.
Forum: Safety 10-29-2021, 09:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,300
Posted By hamblin10
Wear a parachute?

I'm currently building an RV-12iS and would have liked to install a BRS system for additional peace of mind but unfortunately the company has no intention how marketing for this aircraft. My only...
Forum: Primers 10-26-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Poll: Rust-Oleum
Views: 1,691
Posted By hamblin10
Rust-Oleum

So why pay over $30 per can for Marhyde self etching primer when it appears that Rust-Oleum at $6 a can will do the same thing for interior parts? Both are self etching and for aluminum. Even Vans...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,185
Posted By hamblin10
Wing Baggage Locker

Has anybody seen or thought of a wing baggage locker for an RV-12? I saw this for the Zodiac and thought it would be great for an RV-12 to help with the limited baggage area. Possible to carry things...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,019
Posted By hamblin10
As a structural aerospace engineer I can tell you...

As a structural aerospace engineer I can tell you the Vne is more based on flutter response than actual airloads. If you exceed Vne and experience flutter your aircraft will come apart as if a bomb...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,416
Posted By hamblin10
Lets see your dog in the RV-12

My wife is not sure a golden retriever will fit in the back of an RV-12. Has anybody flown with their dog in the baggage. I would love to see. Thanks!
Forum: RV-9/9A 08-13-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 991
Views: 724,290
Posted By hamblin10
I have to ask why I see so many RV-9/9A builds...

I have to ask why I see so many RV-9/9A builds installing 360 engines when the recommended maximum is a 320? You still should not exceed Vne, and it adds weight and fuel burn. The only advantage I...
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