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Forum: RV-15 07-27-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,810
Posted By NinerBikes
Except for the price of the 915is... and grousing...

Except for the price of the 915is... and grousing that 135 hp continuous wouldn't be enough?

Also an issue of center of gravity, since the power plant is pretty light. Don't really know how hard on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-27-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 277
Posted By NinerBikes
Van's says they are worth 4 or 5 kts. If you're...

Van's says they are worth 4 or 5 kts.

If you're flying 5200 rpm and seeing 112 -114 kts True airspeed, Van's will probably tell you you should see 4 gals /hr at 4500-5500 MSL in a RV-12 IS with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 743
Posted By NinerBikes
So take pictures of the choke, the dot and the...

So take pictures of the choke, the dot and the lever installed properly, and post it up here, on how it should look, so we all know what to look for when reassembling the choke lever on the shaft.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,652
Posted By NinerBikes
Friend has had a screeching intermittent sound on...

Friend has had a screeching intermittent sound on Transmit, from the Garmin GTR-200 for the past 3 years. We've gone through the grounds, the antenna ground, the coax cable, the TX switches in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 563
Posted By NinerBikes
What was your static prop rpms?

What was your static prop rpms?
Forum: The RV Grin 07-19-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By NinerBikes
It must be wider somewhere else besides where my...

It must be wider somewhere else besides where my shoulders are, because we were rubbing shoulders, and it wasn't comfortable, at all. Guess it depends on where you are measuring.

I guess I need a...
Forum: The RV Grin 07-18-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 454
Posted By NinerBikes
I got a ride in a 9A yesterday. I'm 6' 5" tall,...

I got a ride in a 9A yesterday. I'm 6' 5" tall, nowhere near as limber as I used to be.

It's a few inches, at least, narrower than a RV-12, at the shoulders. It is a consideration if you fly for fun...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2021, 08:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,374
Posted By NinerBikes
They sent me they received my request email...

They sent me they received my request email within 20 or 25 minutes of sending it in yesterday, and probably 24 25 hours later it was digitally signed by someone at my local FSDO on the bottom.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2021, 11:59 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,374
Posted By NinerBikes
I used the FAA template on their website...

I used the FAA template on their website yesterday morning and my signed off LODA was in my Inbox today.

I am guessing the FAA was getting a lot of squeaky wheels to get things greased so quickly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,867
Posted By NinerBikes
Today's observation in my friends 2016 RV-12...

Today's observation in my friends 2016 RV-12 Legacy. Takeoff weight estimated at 1310#, 91 Octane Premium, no ethanol content that can be measured.

OAT 22C at 1020 Elev, Rel Humidity 88% OAC at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,374
Posted By NinerBikes
On the low and radar.... figuratively, not...

On the low and radar.... figuratively, not literally, unless you're trained for it, and in that pay grade in the military.

Having temperature inversions lately to 5000 AGL.... though, is tempting,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,867
Posted By NinerBikes
See if you can note if you're running at 210,...

See if you can note if you're running at 210, 215, 220F at 2000 or 3000 ft AGL on your next flight. Where the oil temp stops going up at on your continuous climbs. I'm interested in the new oil...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By NinerBikes
If it has metallic, it's 2 stage paint, color or...

If it has metallic, it's 2 stage paint, color or tint, and clear coat. Pearl has color, pearl and clear coat on top, usually 3 stage. Adds weight.


A 912 IS motor is already 25# heavier than a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By NinerBikes
How long does a car last before it's recycled?...

How long does a car last before it's recycled? That's how long the paint needs to last for a car.

How long does an airplane last? Seen any Bonanza B35V's still flying or Mooney's or Cessna 150's,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-10-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By NinerBikes
My voltage usually drops when my amperage load...

My voltage usually drops when my amperage load increases. I will usually see 13.4V and 7 or more amps right after start up. This continues until my rpms exceed 2500 to 2600 rpm, at which point my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-10-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,374
Posted By NinerBikes
In other words, fly low and avoid the radar. Be...

In other words, fly low and avoid the radar. Be the Gray Man.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2021, 09:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By NinerBikes
A sustained 14 amp rate with your voltage that...

A sustained 14 amp rate with your voltage that low indicates a huge electrical drain.

I'd also be very concerned about destroying a very hot overheated Ducati Voltage Regulator at that rate, then...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,654
Posted By NinerBikes
They did the same on mine, and replaced the hard...

They did the same on mine, and replaced the hard drive unit too, with a new unit, under warranty.

Seems the latest update created a situation where updates were reading information faster than the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,374
Posted By NinerBikes
I've already sent the email with the information,...

I've already sent the email with the information, last night. What happens if they deny me a LODA exemption? Feels like you are being accused of being guilty until proven innocent, and proven that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,374
Posted By NinerBikes
How will you ever get a bi annual flight review...

How will you ever get a bi annual flight review in a E-LSA or E-AB that you own, without compensating the individual that spends an hour on the ground with you and an hour in the air "refreshing"...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-06-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,044
Posted By NinerBikes
Hans, Try using this app before or while doing...

Hans,

Try using this app before or while doing your flight planning. Might give you a better idea of winds on the ground at the airport, before you go down to fly. You'll worry a lot less about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-06-2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,227
Posted By NinerBikes
Look in the Kit Assembly Instructions.... KAI. ...

Look in the Kit Assembly Instructions.... KAI. Maybe follow it step by step, so you get an actual E-LSA plane when you're finished building, after buying all the parts from Van's.

If you're...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,394
Posted By NinerBikes
His plane is already certified E-LSA... Being...

His plane is already certified E-LSA... Being Experimental, and certified, could he then drill them out and change them? Require dimpling skin and ribs. Sounds like a PIA, to me? Probably easier...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By NinerBikes
Is that on display on both Dynon and Garmin glass...

Is that on display on both Dynon and Garmin glass EFIS's?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By NinerBikes
Do you see where it says 2500 rpm for 5 seconds...

Do you see where it says 2500 rpm for 5 seconds in the POH? Probably to excite the fields on the alternators /generators so that they start recharging the battery and generate positive amperage to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2021, 12:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,443
Posted By NinerBikes
I fly in areas that experience seasonal...

I fly in areas that experience seasonal temperature inversions, where I start at an airport that's 1034 ft and the inversion temps increase all the way up to 5500 or 6000 ft before I get above the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,436
Posted By NinerBikes
Running both down is also pretty hard on the...

Running both down is also pretty hard on the Ducati Voltage Regulator, too.


If you can, put the main battery on a 10 amp 14.4V or higher capable battery charger and leave your main switch on,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2021, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,033
Posted By NinerBikes
The Dynon GPS 2020 generates the GPS Out signal...

The Dynon GPS 2020 generates the GPS Out signal through the Xpnder 261. It should be set up on Serial port 5, Position 1, for it to work correctly.

If you can't get it this weekend, call up Dynon...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,854
Posted By NinerBikes
Try changing the tires. You'll want to repack...

Try changing the tires. You'll want to repack the bearings with grease then. Or at least I did, while the bearings were out.
Forum: California 06-03-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,912
Posted By NinerBikes
Any new news on this fly in?

Any new news on this fly in?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By NinerBikes
Let's not worry about insurance, I still have it,...

Let's not worry about insurance, I still have it, and will continue to have it until plane is sold.

To go without would be incredibly financially stupid and risky, and I'm a pretty financially risk...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2021, 01:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By NinerBikes
We've got options, folks... the wings are easily...

We've got options, folks... the wings are easily removable on a RV-12. If need be, it can be trailered off the airport.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By NinerBikes
I am very close to my check ride. However $1320...

I am very close to my check ride.

However $1320 to $2180 for $1M liability only, no hull coverage, in a year is a pill too big to swallow. Too much $$$$ for the number of hours I fly annually. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By NinerBikes
RV-12 For Sale

I've put my RV-12 up for sale. It seems 62 years of age is too old to learn how to fly, as far as my insurance company is concerned. My renewal bill, with just liability, went up 73%. No incidents,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,394
Posted By NinerBikes
E AB built inspections are fine, if you are the...

E AB built inspections are fine, if you are the original builder, or have your AP, I believe.

Someone here is bound to correct me, if I am wrong.

If your plane is a E-LSA built RV-12, then you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-31-2021, 09:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,959
Posted By NinerBikes
Rotax runs water cooled heads on their engines,...

Rotax runs water cooled heads on their engines, and run just fine on 91 octane Mogas with up to 10% ethanol. Compression ratio, I believe, is 10.8 : 1 on a
Rotax 912 ULS.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,798
Posted By NinerBikes
You might also be able to train in a Sling 2 in...

You might also be able to train in a Sling 2 in Reno, NV. Contact Paul Hamilton... a Sling 2 is very close to a RV-12 in performance, also in the S-LSA class.
Forum: Texas (North) 05-16-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,649
Posted By NinerBikes
Were you able to attend at S 'n F, and how was...

Were you able to attend at S 'n F, and how was the 2 day course?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,478
Posted By NinerBikes
I don't think it's quite that simple... Van's...

I don't think it's quite that simple... Van's wants the electric pump running for quite some time, I think a few minutes, before a hot start, to run cooler fuel to all the fuel lines fresh from the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-15-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,958
Posted By NinerBikes
Have a look at a 4 seater Sling TSI with a Rotax...

Have a look at a 4 seater Sling TSI with a Rotax 915iS at 141 HP... gross weight is greater than that of a RV-9A 2 seater @2094 #. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sling_Aircraft_Sling_TSi

So I guess...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,427
Posted By NinerBikes
See post #8

See post #8
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-11-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By NinerBikes
At least post up a picture if you're going brag...

At least post up a picture if you're going brag about your Pride and Joy! :D Thursday and Friday out of KWHP was hazy, 5 or 6 miles Vis, and MVFR most of the time. Not the kind of visibility I like...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By NinerBikes
If the plane has been run on Mogas most of it's...

If the plane has been run on Mogas most of it's life, run on Shell AeroSport 10-40w oil or Mobil 1 4T Racing full synthetic motor oil, and had the oil and filters changed at 40 to 50 hrs Hobbs...
Forum: California 05-09-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,333
Posted By NinerBikes
May Gray and June Gloom has started in the San...

May Gray and June Gloom has started in the San Fernando Valley... :mad:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,194
Posted By NinerBikes
Well that explains why he named the plane "Piet"...

Well that explains why he named the plane "Piet" on the nose!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,194
Posted By NinerBikes
That's considered Dutch Art. Probably some...

That's considered Dutch Art. Probably some Modernistic artistic form, it ain't no van Gogh.
Forum: Painting your RV 05-07-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,096
Posted By NinerBikes
So does buying someone else's built RV count the...

So does buying someone else's built RV count the same as marrying a wife on her second marriage? Not much input?

I think Vlad's nose art is tops!

If the wife doesn't like stripes, give her stars,...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-07-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By NinerBikes
Aha!, Was kind of hoping someone knew someone who...

Aha!, Was kind of hoping someone knew someone who owned this plane!. Now, for more important data... I went to something with Goose in the name to eat a late breakfast after my visit to the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 05-06-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By NinerBikes
Ashland, OR S03 RV-7

Came across this very nice, minty green RV-7 at Ashland Muni in Southern OR in April of 2021. Surprised it was not in a hangar, but out on the tarmac. Beautifully crafted plane!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,322
Posted By NinerBikes
What is the honest glide ratio now that's been...

What is the honest glide ratio now that's been determined for a RV-12?

As in how many FPM with plane trimmed dead stick for 63 kts air speed?

Is this correct, about 13:1 ? 13000 ft traveled per...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-05-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 204,738
Posted By NinerBikes
Well played, Mike, well played. ;)

Well played, Mike, well played. ;)
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-05-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 204,738
Posted By NinerBikes
It's Cinqo de Mayo... Where is Vlad? Waiting to...

It's Cinqo de Mayo... Where is Vlad? Waiting to get off of work to suck down a cold Margarita spiked with Stoli's instead?
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-05-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,853
Posted By NinerBikes
It's very important to keep a AGM battery top...

It's very important to keep a AGM battery top charged during storage or when not in use.

The factory Ducati VR and charging system on the 912ULS not providing enough voltage and current during...
Forum: California 04-29-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,912
Posted By NinerBikes
Talked to Bob, and weather and visibility...

Talked to Bob, and weather and visibility permitting, two little RV sardine cans would add our names to the list.

When does the onshore fog finally stop showing up, and or burn off, since this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,579
Posted By NinerBikes
I don't know if anyone at NSTB weighed the floats...

I don't know if anyone at NSTB weighed the floats from the carbs on that Rotax engine... might have been worth checking out.

If fuel pressure is good, steep angle of climb, as indicated by a 65 kt...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,478
Posted By NinerBikes
I suppose we could worry about an undetected...

I suppose we could worry about an undetected mechanical fuel pump failure, but then, I'm sure that by now, there'd have been more comments about it in Rotax 912 forums, and planes that run the Rotax...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-25-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 13,557
Posted By NinerBikes
My SV-Bat-320 isn't even a year old yet, and...

My SV-Bat-320 isn't even a year old yet, and isn't charging.... think I need to open it up to see what's failed, unless it's still under warranty by Dynon.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,478
Posted By NinerBikes
Make sure all you are turning off with that ADDED...

Make sure all you are turning off with that ADDED switch is just the electric fuel pump.

The fans for your Transponder if you have the later RV-12's with a Skyview system are on that same circuit....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,579
Posted By NinerBikes
It will be interesting to note your results......

It will be interesting to note your results...

I assume you've retained some prime winter grade Mogas purchased from the local Costco sometime during the winter months?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,634
Posted By NinerBikes
Does this also include winds aloft? Do not fly...

Does this also include winds aloft?

Do not fly if winds aloft exceed 30 knots, also, despite being calm at the airport?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,481
Posted By NinerBikes
I would, for certain, prime and paint your main...

I would, for certain, prime and paint your main landing gear legs, too.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,579
Posted By NinerBikes
I'll have a SkyView Classic for sale shortly, if...

I'll have a SkyView Classic for sale shortly, if interested in upgrading. ;) It would have a USB port.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 13,579
Posted By NinerBikes
I'd do a couple of things. 1. Run 100LL with...

I'd do a couple of things.

1. Run 100LL with Decalin added, at around 10%, while this winter fuel is problematic or until #2 is completed also while winterized fuel is still a problem. You might...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-10-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,840
Posted By NinerBikes
How did I miss this post? This whole Places to...

How did I miss this post? This whole Places to See needs a Vlad sub section.
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