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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,680
Posted By benfra
Ignition

Refrence my post , the Rotax was turning over with starter with ignition switches off!! benfra
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,680
Posted By benfra
I have a RV 12 120989, I had numerous electrical...

I have a RV 12 120989, I had numerous electrical connection problems day one! The Rotax started with the two switches off, I was turning the engine over to check oil . I also had a prob. with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,311
Posted By benfra
Lane a and b

My problems with the wiring connectors on my RV 12 ULS Rotax were numerous. The engine started with the MAGS ? OFF ! Luckly the AC was chocked, over crimped connectors cut the grounding wires, ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,146
Posted By benfra
Lockwood and Rainbow

Charlie 12 is right on, the course at Lockwood in Sebring ,Fl is excellent and is taught by Dean , Who is the most knowable one I know of on Rotax. Rainbow course qualifies you to do your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2020, 09:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,115
Posted By benfra
Canopy break

I bought a HF survivor knife, has a hollow handle with goodies like compass etc. Ground the blade shorter and sharper to 3 in. Hope I don't need to use it! GL ben
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,197
Posted By benfra
New RV12is

Good job David, I believe you will enjoy the 12 very much, I knowI do! N40Bf yes I am a legend. Ha! HA! BTW the Rotex IRMT two day school was a great help to me. GL Ben
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-24-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 28,587
Posted By benfra
VR Regulator

Installed as Vans Instructions, was able to install scoop before AC was painted, otherwise simple install. Works great so far with 48 hours. GL Ben
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,643
Posted By benfra
Bogert Towbar

Yes, I have a Bogert Towbar, used on my 7A, now using on my RV12. Good product I can recommend. Dosent slip out of the fittings. GL Ben
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,380
Posted By benfra
Spark plug compound

Rotax plugs require the heat transferr paste, you can get small amounts at Lockwood Aviation Sebring ,Fl for a very reasonable price. A very small amount is used. GL ben
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-21-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,773
Posted By benfra
Contaniments in gasoline

Dave has a great point. I recently bought zero ethanol fuel here in Fla at an old station, it was the only one in the area that had zero ethanol. Put in my RV 12 tank. Sumped the gascolator and I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,964
Posted By benfra
Vans Hektik Kit

I installed the Vans Hektik kit some 30 hrs ago as directed with the NACA scoop on upper cowl. Works well I like everything but the price. GL! ben
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,252
Posted By benfra
sound proofing

I bought but have not installed insulation on my RV 12, I do not believe its needed. The Rotax dosent appear to put out sound levels to make it worth time and effort. I have 55 hrs on the RV 12. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-08-2019, 07:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,951
Posted By benfra
Fairings

I used Texas Aeroplastics for the top and bottom of my gear. They are made out of plastic but they are made for the RV 12 and fit nicely on wheel pant and fuselage. Havent determined how much they...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,760
Posted By benfra
RV 12 Truck or Trailer moving

FYI be sure the truck or trailer is wide enough. When I moved mine all the U haul trailers were not wide enough for the gear, I found a fellow EAA er that had a wide trailer, worked great. The 12'"...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-25-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,194
Posted By benfra
RV12 exhaust

I posted about an exhaust some time ago,the story is I had an exhaust break, at a weld on a Long Eze. It caught the cowling on FIRE.Probably on taxi in. The eze was saved. My point is: exhaust can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,856
Posted By benfra
SH regulator

My regulator shows max 13.9, But, I keep a charge on in the hangar and I m in Fl and flights are usually 1 hr or less. Does start out charging slowly, appears yours is normal ops. I m happy with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-13-2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,397
Posted By benfra
Skirt clearance

I made sure there is adequate clearance because as the person on previous post said you don't want the skirt to scrape the fuselage paint and as you open and close. Just enough to vertically cover...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-06-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 941
Posted By benfra
RV12 trim

Thanks Scott!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-06-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 941
Posted By benfra
Thumbs up Trim indicator HDX 1100 in RV 12

Having a problem to get the trim indicator(elevator) to function. I have verified the 5volts from the 5000 distribution box to the (green 37 pin) D connector, so I have power. When I go to the screen...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,171
Posted By benfra
Filling Fiberglass Voids

I would make sure there is fiberglass structure remaining, If so try to rough up the hole,with sand paper or sharp pointed tool. This will ensure the filler will adhere, then fill with microballoon...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2019, 09:56 AM
Replies: 668
Views: 636,314
Posted By benfra
Thumbs up Aircraft Specialty Lock

Good product, easy to install, cant get locked in! Ben RV 12 N40bf KPGD
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,898
Posted By benfra
Thumbs up shear screw

My shear screw broke because off runaway trim. I was correcting the condition before the autopilot was disconnected. My autopilot has been a problem trimming nose down and full left roll, so my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2018, 07:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,898
Posted By benfra
Smile shear screw

I was able to replace the shear screw in place on the aft "roll" servo. One has to remove the arm by pulling the castle nut ,this gives access to three screw holes, use a new screw hole for screw and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-04-2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 23,462
Posted By benfra
x wind

Very good advice , if you cant hold the rwy center line the last few feet, GO AROUND! Personally I never let my ego make my GO decision.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,437
Posted By benfra
Tension Adjustment ball bearing vernier throttle

My RV 12 came with the new throttle, the torsion springs were added later. The combined mechanism works well. I adjusted the throttle "no creep" by using a small spanner wrench on the disk holes...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,173
Posted By benfra
Vans Hektik Kit

I recently installed the kit, works well. Install as directed ,no problem. The edges need trimming on the tiny lines, the lenth was perfect, my cable barely touches the duct so I didn't trim. Use ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,062
Posted By benfra
Enlarged hole

I just enlarged hole, be sure to clean and de burr. Good luck!:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,486
Posted By benfra
Smile rear baggage area windows

I like the rear window reduction, I am in Florida and I don't need sun exposure for my baggage, creates heat. Is the rear window size reduction paint or aluminum. Looks good , we are still...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-30-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,358
Posted By benfra
Thumbs up tie down rings

Good Hint! Yes electralisis still exists!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,997
Posted By benfra
Trim indicator

Thanks, Ill do it!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,997
Posted By benfra
RV 12 HDX 1100 trim indicator

Need help, cant get the trim indicator to function. Checked wiring continuity ok . Trim rocker works fine on HDX 1100 What am I missing? Thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-29-2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 171,229
Posted By benfra
beautifull

Nice paint design, Paul :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-25-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,828
Posted By benfra
Thumbs up Wheel pant bolts

Did same thing, dosent appear to be enough threading in axel. Next time I was careful and used a good amount of blue thread lock. Good Luck
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-18-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,937
Posted By benfra
I also have just finised the fuel, brake,fuel inj...

I also have just finised the fuel, brake,fuel inj purge on aRV7A it is a lot of work . It helped to use the AN bulkhead fittings in several places to break up the longer line runs, this also secure...
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