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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By funflying
Oshkosh travelers?

I havenít seen any notifications of RV12s flying to or attending Oshkosh so I am putting it out there.

I am attending Monday and Tuesday and if anyone is interested in meeting and talking RV12...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By funflying
I am on my second Red Cube but before I replaced...

I am on my second Red Cube but before I replaced I messed with it a lot. I took it out and checked for obstruction, nothing. Ran some air through it to see if the impeller moved and it appeared to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-10-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By funflying
What Ninerbikes described in post #7 is common...

What Ninerbikes described in post #7 is common how my system reacts too, and has since new.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-10-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By funflying
When you loosen the Allen screw in the face of...

When you loosen the Allen screw in the face of the radio it should start to come out. Once this happens you should be able to grasp enough of the radio to pull it out of the tray.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-06-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,499
Posted By funflying
Both my modules are on their way to Lockwood for...

Both my modules are on their way to Lockwood for the $50 testing, you get $25 credit if you buy a new module.

Iíll see how they fair under the testing cycles.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2021, 12:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,499
Posted By funflying
ROTAX CDI BOXES 4 AND 6 PIN ē $245 ē NOW...

ROTAX CDI BOXES 4 AND 6 PIN ē $245 ē NOW AVAILABLE ē New aftermarket CDI Boxes for Rotax 912 and 912 S engines with inbuilt soft start. $245 plus S&H. ē Contact Allistair Wilson - SPORTFLIGHT...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,499
Posted By funflying
I received an email from Sport Flight who offers...

I received an email from Sport Flight who offers 2 CDI boxes for $490+$15 shipping for their system. They suggest moving the boxes off the top of the engine because of the usual enemy of heat and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-04-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,499
Posted By funflying
Wonít start

Not Starting started about a month ago. After some consults I replaced my 9 year old Odessey battery with a new one. Still turned over great but no start.
Using information in this post I pulled all...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2021, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,854
Posted By funflying
Like Dick Gossen I contacted Anti-splat about...

Like Dick Gossen I contacted Anti-splat about machining my wheels and installing sealed bearings like our nose wheels have. They said there was something about the design of our main wheels that made...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 931
Posted By funflying
Thanks for the post and doing the runout...

Thanks for the post and doing the runout checking. Iíve been chasing a left turning issue while taxiing for years and canít seem to determine the cause. Your work will give me something else to look...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-21-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 740
Posted By funflying
Mine was doing the same thing a few years back...

Mine was doing the same thing a few years back and bjdecker and Joeís suggestion cured my erratic behavior.
And yes no fun working behind the baggage wall and up high. 🤪
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-13-2021, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,687
Posted By funflying
Thank so much Randy for the so real and inspiring...

Thank so much Randy for the so real and inspiring story. Ive enjoyed and benefited from your posts, emails, and phone contacts in the past as I dealt with things on my RV12. When your beauty went up...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,524
Posted By funflying
At last condition inspection this is what I found...

At last condition inspection this is what I found on the gascolator screen
Never have found anything in the screen from the tank to the main fuel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 978
Posted By funflying
And as a side note this year at condition...

And as a side note this year at condition inspection I took my muffler off so had to remove the springs and safety wire. I found several of the safety wires broken and wouldnít have noticed on a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 07:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By funflying
Thanks for all the great feedback. Very helpful...

Thanks for all the great feedback. Very helpful and reassuring it wouldnít be a big deal to change.

As a side note my Dynon didnít fail but Iíve been experiencing a fluttering in the background of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 707
Posted By funflying
Skyview swap to Skyview HDX

I have a Skyview Classic that is going back to Dynon for the second time since new and not under warranty. Iím considering an HDX upgrade and the Dynon sight said the HDX is a direct swap for the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 600
Posted By funflying
I did the stand-off swap on an iS Iím helping...

I did the stand-off swap on an iS Iím helping with and agree coming out not too bad, but going back those bolts were a little tough. It would have helped to be able to tap on them going through the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,143
Posted By funflying
Iím with you Joe. My 12, s/n120401, used truss...

Iím with you Joe.
My 12, s/n120401, used truss screws all over the place to include the cowl, spinner, and was according to plans. But I noticed with the 12iS Iím helping with the cowl fasteners...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,010
Posted By funflying
Joe I have the range noted in a few places in the...

Joe I have the range noted in a few places in the plane so I donít have the numbers in front of me. You should have the pilot operating handbook and those numbers should be there.
Forum: COMM 03-12-2021, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By funflying
Tray came out, continuity checked from the radio...

Tray came out, continuity checked from the radio to the control modular, plug pins checked and cleaned. Reassembled and two ground runs completed with good contacts to tower, and no feedback during...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,585
Posted By funflying
Jim, I used everything Seagull provided in the...

Jim,
I used everything Seagull provided in the post and it went well. Getting off the original stuff was the challenge. I ended up cutting off most of them.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2021, 06:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,585
Posted By funflying
Just finished a hose replacement with the 5/8...

Just finished a hose replacement with the 5/8 silicone heater hoses. It is the top right cylinder to #3 that needed the 90 degree coupler. I was directed to get the 10 inch 90 degree and then trim to...
Forum: COMM 03-09-2021, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 664
Posted By funflying
SL40 problems

In January my SL40 went back to Garmin for service because my local avionics shop said it was over modulating. Garmin replaced the circuit board. I had an SWR check done and they said the radio coax...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,339
Posted By funflying
Mine has the override button next the the starter...

Mine has the override button next the the starter which I hold down to start without the wings on.
Just did a wingless start, warm up, and run up to check things after changing the coolant hoses,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,394
Posted By funflying
Jerre I was one of those builders between Dynon...

Jerre
I was one of those builders between Dynon D180 and Skyview. I waited till the conversion work was completed and moved on with firewall forward. There were no downside to do this for me, but I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,173
Posted By funflying
Iím with you on this option. When my original...

Iím with you on this option. When my original SL40 needed to be repaired/just replaced the circuit board I looked into using Dynon Comm or Garmin GTR 200. Since I have a Skyview I believe if the SL40...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,144
Posted By funflying
I just emptied mine yesterday during condition...

I just emptied mine yesterday during condition inspection and did it pretty much like Jim listed above. However I removed the fuel line from the top of the gascolator and attached a two foot hose...
Forum: COMM 01-18-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,621
Posted By funflying
Thanks Bob and Dave! I do feel a bit stuck with...

Thanks Bob and Dave!
I do feel a bit stuck with not a lot of options. I did see one used radio that sold for $600, but the couple others were a part of package with other avionics.
Then two avionics...
Forum: COMM 01-17-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,621
Posted By funflying
If you do replace you SL40 I would be interested....

If you do replace you SL40 I would be interested. Send me a PM or better yet an email or phone call (303-435-4098) if the swap occurs. Thanks
Forum: COMM 01-16-2021, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,621
Posted By funflying
Problems with SL40

My last two flights my comm radio, Garmin Apollo SL40, started a ďfeedbackĒ noise when transmitting or a sound like a double transmission. The tower couldnít hear me well at all but enough to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2021, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,679
Posted By funflying
Thanks Paul And yes those numbers are considered...

Thanks Paul
And yes those numbers are considered within specs so I’m going to continue to monitor but I guess since I’ve been focusing on the oil pressure I was concerned when I didn’t see a rise, or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,679
Posted By funflying
Dave, Reference the new sender from Dynon, is it...

Dave,
Reference the new sender from Dynon, is it a Kavilco 103757, and about $129?
Also did it have 2 or 3 wires from the sender?
Mine, which is the original, was relocated from the front of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-31-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 20,222
Posted By funflying
Thanks for the two posts identifying the change...

Thanks for the two posts identifying the change in the NEW truss part -1. Sounds like a good fix to the original design. HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-31-2020, 08:35 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 20,222
Posted By funflying
Whatís different?

There are 3 posts asking what are the improvements/changes in the -1 new standoff/truss mount. I scrolled through the site looking for the new revisions from Scott or Greg but didnít see one. Might...
Forum: RV-6/6A 12-15-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,732
Posted By funflying
pjc I agree with the prior post and have changed...

pjc I agree with the prior post and have changed the senders in the RV6 I owned. I installed the latest version of the Stewart Warner resistance floats that Vans offered at that time. Everything...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,733
Posted By funflying
Hey Brett For what itís worth when I built my...

Hey Brett
For what itís worth when I built my RV12 classic I too waited till the engine was installed to trim and fit the cowl. And actually the trim lines where very close to where everything ended...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-09-2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,799
Posted By funflying
Just the yesterday I did an oil and filter change...

Just the yesterday I did an oil and filter change and decided to remove the oil tank. The last time I had disassembled the tank for inspection was in 2018 (and found it clean then with 246 hrs of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-04-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,275
Posted By funflying
My hangar mate has a Rotax powered Kit Fox with a...

My hangar mate has a Rotax powered Kit Fox with a three bladed prop and he tried the Balance Master device. He has prop balancing equipment and has helped me balance the prop on my RV12 and several...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,899
Posted By funflying
Me too

I experience the same vibration and believe it is the nose wheel. I balance it as best I could about three years ago but to me it could be better. Annual is coming up and I will rebalance then
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2020, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,225
Posted By funflying
Daveís suggests are perfect

Sounds like you are good with hand tools, power tools, and a good basis of construction processes. If you could have an experienced person liked already mentioned look over work already done you can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,145
Posted By funflying
Disc also

Last year I replaced my discs from Matco and had an issue with one of the Allen button head fasteners (3) that secure the disc to the wheel. I found out from Matco they changed the fasteners to a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,370
Posted By funflying
The cir-clip position

At 400 hours I solicited help on my carb inspection by finding an old school carb guy in the Denver area. We talked about and reviewed the condition or sootiness of my plugs and decided to move the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-31-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,707
Posted By funflying
Visitor

Haymarket, Virginia/ Dulles area
I will be in this area on Saturday Nov 7th visiting family and will have some free time and would like to visit someoneís RV12, built or in progress, just to say...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,145
Posted By funflying
Here was the set up the guy used to balance mine....

Here was the set up the guy used to balance mine. https://i.postimg.cc/v4P5jxcX/346-AD9-E5-EC95-40-E8-952-C-CA09-EDE267-F4.jpg[/url][/IMG]
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2020, 10:03 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,585
Posted By funflying
Thanks

Great detail and explanation. Thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,585
Posted By funflying
Where was your source for the Blue Silicon...

Where was your source for the Blue Silicon hoses?
Iím planning to replace mine at next annual. Thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-09-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,045
Posted By funflying
Flare fittings

This an AN flare fitting and the seal occurs between the flare of the aluminum tube and the corresponding end of the blue fitting. No sealant or lubricant is required which is different from a pipe...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-21-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,477
Posted By funflying
Rich, If I do a short Ground run to check...

Rich,
If I do a short Ground run to check something I too will had the moisture on the bottom of the cap and the oil tank neck like you showed in your oil tank neck. I try to avoid those short ground...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,415
Posted By funflying
When mine quit I messed with it a lot till I...

When mine quit I messed with it a lot till I bought a new one. When you rinse it out to determine if itís working again blow through the fitting and it will sound like a gazoo. If there is no sound...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,724
Posted By funflying
Also check where connectors plug into the control...

Also check where connectors plug into the control box behind the panel.

I had an intermittent grounding of my trim motor and discovered a spot where the finger screws on either side of a plug into...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,591
Posted By funflying
Building and flying have been as much about the...

Building and flying have been as much about the aviation experience as it has been about the people Iíve met along the way.

Lots of great experiences!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2020, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,769
Posted By funflying
Who could weld on a tang

Seek out someone with TIG equipment and knows about welding stainless steal. I know who I would consult with in my area, Denver, but it can be welded. Youíll likely need to take the exhaust tube and...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-30-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,344
Posted By funflying
My 12 is paint and polish

My RV12 has the fiberglass painted and lots of bare aluminum that I polish. I have researched different ways to treat the aluminum that might reduce the work needed to maintain the shine, or a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,334
Posted By funflying
Ref post #22 & #23

Sorry E B Eliot for the delay but here is the information you asked about, and maybe others would like to know.
Dual carb gasket kit for 912 from California Power Sport is p/n15-09421 and I believe...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,334
Posted By funflying
For what?s worth

My experience was I purchased some after market rubber type gasket that were cheaper than what Lockwood sold the cardboard type gaskets. I?m not sure if these were Vitron.

I had some leaking...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,334
Posted By funflying
For what?s worth

My experience was I purchased some after market rubber type gasket that were cheaper than what Lockwood sold the cardboard type gaskets. I?m not sure if these were Vitron.

I had some leaking...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,144
Posted By funflying
I?ve also heard this referred to as a ?de-boost ?...

I?ve also heard this referred to as a ?de-boost ? tab. FWIW
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,522
Posted By funflying
Thanks for the suggestion Jim and to John for...

Thanks for the suggestion Jim and to John for looking up the parts and their numbers. And good caught Bob about the connectors for the new servo.

I plan to order the pivot bushings and grommet...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2020, 06:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 13,522
Posted By funflying
Hello John, My order from Ray Allen and Vans was...

Hello John,
My order from Ray Allen and Vans was exactly like yours. I wanted to change the plug from the micro molex to the D-sub style so the Service Directive identified the bag needed and the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2020, 06:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,770
Posted By funflying
Best of luck Gary. Always enjoyed our visits,...

Best of luck Gary. Always enjoyed our visits, usually at Greeley.
I will watch for 99PZ around the Denver area.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,619
Posted By funflying
Jim Maybe the top screen should be set at 6 miles...

Jim
Maybe the top screen should be set at 6 miles for proper social distancing?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,441
Posted By funflying
Me too Joe. Original sight gauge, Moller on top,...

Me too Joe. Original sight gauge, Moller on top, and the Skyview quantity calibration at 15 indicated as the top. Other posts have addressed the total indicated limits due to tank and sender...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,814
Posted By funflying
Hey Jim, The flat metal brace you put behind the...

Hey Jim,
The flat metal brace you put behind the pump, and secured to the cart, is it lite steel or aluminum? If you bought the piece somewhere let me know please. If you cut it out from larger stock...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By funflying
I too am a Flo-Fastuser and have read and been...

I too am a Flo-Fastuser and have read and been told by the distributor to use oil to lubricant the pump once or twice a year by putting a small amount through the top of the pump. I use a little...
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