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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2022, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,030
Posted By pstraub
Hi Mike, I don't have any data for you but I was...

Hi Mike, I don't have any data for you but I was hoping there would be a few responses to your question. I have a new B&C sitting in the hangar that I bought from B&C at Oshkosh last year. I am still...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,489
Posted By pstraub
Hi Steve, I am in complete solidarity with you,...

Hi Steve, I am in complete solidarity with you, all those same things make me squirm at annual time. I can say that transitioning to the 3-blade sensenich was great because you can remove the entire...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-17-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,481
Posted By pstraub
Not a bad idea! It looks like you could also...

Not a bad idea! It looks like you could also access it from the rear inspection panel on the belly of the plane. Looks like enough room to give it a tap from the side.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,481
Posted By pstraub
Well....you guys were right! I gave the pump a...

Well....you guys were right! I gave the pump a little more aggressive 'tap' or two this morning and it started running again. Battery voltage looked good, I put the battery on the Odyssey battery...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,481
Posted By pstraub
Electric Fuel Pump Died Today

Hi all, I was getting ready to go flying this morning, turned on the master and was greeted with silence (no clack, clack, clack from the fuel pump). The fuse was fine. I pulled the tunnel cover on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-16-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,558
Posted By pstraub
Thanks Jim, great list of observations and I find...

Thanks Jim, great list of observations and I find it very encouraging. I am only at 230 hours, but still very impressed with this airplane and engine (912ULS).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-24-2021, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,897
Posted By pstraub
Hi Dave, I live near Johnson City, TN and I built...

Hi Dave, I live near Johnson City, TN and I built an RV-12 in 2016-2017. You are more than welcome to come and look at it/sit in it. A couple questions....you specify it's an EAB, do you plan on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,852
Posted By pstraub
Good point Tony, I am up to 230 hours now but I...

Good point Tony, I am up to 230 hours now but I really liked the random inspection capability. We have had so many SBs that require lower cowl removal for inspection, I miss the easy access. Prop...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,852
Posted By pstraub
I have had my 3-blade installed for over a year...

I have had my 3-blade installed for over a year now and I love it. For performance, I can't say I noticed any difference one way or the other. It is smoother for sure and I am a fan of the 3-blade...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 06:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,318
Posted By pstraub
Hi Tony, great post! As an ex-CFII, not...

Hi Tony, great post! As an ex-CFII, not instrument current since 1993, I really missed out on flying IFR with our modern GA panels. I was looking into installing the new Garmin 175 navigator into my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-18-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,482
Posted By pstraub
Thanks to both of you for the detailed...

Thanks to both of you for the detailed descriptions!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,482
Posted By pstraub
Thanks Harry, very good info. With that in mind,...

Thanks Harry, very good info. With that in mind, I would assume the new B&C VR would be OK to mount inside as well. Do you remember if there were any wiring changes, or was the SH a plug-n-play swap...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,482
Posted By pstraub
Thanks to all for the comments and suggestions....

Thanks to all for the comments and suggestions. Has anyone out there installed the Silent Hektik or new B&C AVC1 inside the cabin (attached to bottom of avionics shelf on passenger side)? This is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,482
Posted By pstraub
Ducati VR 'Upgrade' question...

When I built my -12 back in 2016/2017, the KAI had just been modified and had me install my Ducati VR in the cabin (under avionics shelf on passenger side). So that is exactly what I did. In my 3+...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,736
Posted By pstraub
Hi Brett, it's .5mm carbon fiber panel. It will...

Hi Brett, it's .5mm carbon fiber panel. It will have adhesive backing already attached. It comes from Protech Composites in Vancouver, WA (http://www.protechcomposites.com/) They will lay it out...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,736
Posted By pstraub
Hi Bob, great to hear from you. I don't know if...

Hi Bob, great to hear from you. I don't know if you remember but it was about 5 years ago when you let me come to your hangar in Livermore and see your RV-10 (I was still deciding whether to build a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,736
Posted By pstraub
Thanks very much Brian, you actually emailed your...

Thanks very much Brian, you actually emailed your 5-page PDF to me in late December. It will be very helpful and I'm still considering the GNC355 and pulling out the GTR200 as you suggest. Thanks...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-02-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,736
Posted By pstraub
Great suggestions/ideas Tony, thank you. I will...

Great suggestions/ideas Tony, thank you. I will definitely keep the AP knob module. I will post the final solution. Pretty much a minimum of $5K in new hardware (GPS 175 + Dynon ARINC-429), along...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,736
Posted By pstraub
Hi all, thanks for the very thoughtful comments,...

Hi all, thanks for the very thoughtful comments, this is all good food for thought and I really appreciate the opinions/ideas. I am a little 'all over the map' right now, from the power budget with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-31-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,736
Posted By pstraub
That's a good point, I could sell the vertical...

That's a good point, I could sell the vertical module and buy the horizontal. I will look at that spacing. Thanks!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-31-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,736
Posted By pstraub
Hi guys, thanks for the comments, good things to...

Hi guys, thanks for the comments, good things to think about. With the AP knob module, I would find another spot for it. The other knob module is just a convenience and I could live without it if I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-31-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,736
Posted By pstraub
Opinions on my RV-12 panel (Garmin GPS 175??)

Wishing a very Happy New Year to all my RV friends and the VAF/Van's community. I have not been an active instrument pilot for over 30 years (I let my CFII expire in 1988) and I find myself missing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 88,131
Posted By pstraub
Great info, thanks for sharing. It's nice to see...

Great info, thanks for sharing. It's nice to see what the actual MS floats look like. Please keep us posted on the performance of the MS floats, it would be so nice to have a final solution! Paul
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 23,960
Posted By pstraub
Hi Tony, great write-up on removing lower cowl. A...

Hi Tony, great write-up on removing lower cowl. A word of warning to all that are interested in a 3-blade prop (I love mine but did not realize that the lower cowl would now be twice as difficult to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,150
Posted By pstraub
Hi, the paint was automotive, AkzoNobel Sikkens....

Hi, the paint was automotive, AkzoNobel Sikkens. Here are the colors and codes. Paul

https://photos.smugmug.com/Hensley/i-cmXrjJq/0/790085ee/XL/paint_codes-XL.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2020, 05:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,250
Posted By pstraub
You may be referring to the Baggage Wall Upgrade...

You may be referring to the Baggage Wall Upgrade Kit. For older planes, this upgrade allows you to inspect/access the tailcone without having to drain and remove the fuel tank. If so, here is a good...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2020, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,588
Posted By pstraub
Hi John, I ordered the FOBO trike set, should be...

Hi John, I ordered the FOBO trike set, should be here Monday (from Malaysia). I will let you know how they fit and work. It was worth taking a chance to me, if they don't fit, I will install them on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-05-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,588
Posted By pstraub
Hi John, glad you asked the question, I was also...

Hi John, glad you asked the question, I was also wondering about those camloc doors for my RV-12. Sounds like that are more trouble than they're worth. I think I'm going to try the motorcycle...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2020, 07:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,150
Posted By pstraub
Thanks Pat....if I find someone local that...

Thanks Pat....if I find someone local that performs the balance service, I will go ahead and have it done. Good to hear from you.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,150
Posted By pstraub
Correction

Looked at wrong line in table, new 3-blade weighs only 9 lbs, which puts the 2-blade at least 1.5 lbs heavier with just the prop/hub...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,150
Posted By pstraub
Now have some data

I should have weighed the new prop/hub assembly when I had it put together on the bench, but I didn't! So I don't really know the weight. According to the Sens doc that ships with the prop, my old...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,150
Posted By pstraub
Thanks Scott and all for the...

Thanks Scott and all for the comments/suggestions. I finished the work on the spinner tonight, so it's ready for at least some static testing. I ended up with all 3 blades set at 71.1, I will see...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,150
Posted By pstraub
Question for Scott or Greg....

Hi Van's, I used the KAI recommended initial prop pitch of 71.1 degrees. Interesting that the KAI said the setting should be exactly 71.1 for a 912iS install, and for a 912ULS, 71.1 is a good...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,150
Posted By pstraub
Thanks very much Stitch :-) Hi Rich, I was...

Thanks very much Stitch :-)



Hi Rich, I was thinking the same....I have to say it was not bad at all. I just finished setting initial pitch per the KAI (71.1 degrees +/- .1) The smaller blades are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-31-2020, 08:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,150
Posted By pstraub
RV-12 3-blade prop

I bit the bullet and purchased the new 3-Blade Sens prop from Van's. There was nothing wrong with my original 2-blade with only 180 hours on it. Everything was great, but I could not resist the look...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2020, 01:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,150
Posted By pstraub
Thanks Scott, I will completely remove all...

Thanks Scott, I will completely remove all 2-blade related components and start with the new instructions. Good to know the pitot tube install is the same.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,150
Posted By pstraub
I am seriously considering this 'upgrade' (I know...

I am seriously considering this 'upgrade' (I know it's debatable) and wondering if Van's have created a set of instructions to go from the standard ELSA Sens 2-blade to the new Sens 3-blade? I know I...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-19-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,956
Posted By pstraub
Thanks Dave, my wife was really good about it, as...

Thanks Dave, my wife was really good about it, as long as I kept it to a couple months :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,480
Posted By pstraub
Good point Jim, just wanted the RV-12 folks to...

Good point Jim, just wanted the RV-12 folks to know I relocated (along with the plane, so it has a little to do with an RV-12) and I didn't know if the mainstream RV-12 forum users ever look at the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,480
Posted By pstraub
Thanks Paddy! Wow, small world Randy. I knew...

Thanks Paddy!



Wow, small world Randy. I knew Bill Morgan owned an F1 Rocket, but didn't realize it was the one you sold!



Thanks, looking forward to it!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,480
Posted By pstraub
In your RV-10, you will be in TX by the time I...

In your RV-10, you will be in TX by the time I clear TN, what's a good breakfast place in OK City? ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,480
Posted By pstraub
Hey Mike, I was sad I didn't get a chance to stop...

Hey Mike, I was sad I didn't get a chance to stop in Dayton and see your new place. I did fly directly over your house on the way OSH in July, I was short on time and it takes me awhile to climb up...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,480
Posted By pstraub
Thanks for the comments, definitely feels like...

Thanks for the comments, definitely feels like living the dream. Hardest part is most of the guys here are retired and going flying all the time. I'm jealous, have a couple more years to go. At least...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,480
Posted By pstraub
RV-12 Greetings from Eastern Tennessee!

Hello to all my friends here on the RV-12 forum...a few people have asked about it, so thought I would post a quick update. After living in California all our lives, my wife and I bought an airpark...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-15-2019, 05:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,956
Posted By pstraub
Thanks, yes. I am now living at an airpark in...

Thanks, yes. I am now living at an airpark in Eastern TN and loving it. Will miss all my California friends. I will post something on the RV-12 forum. Thanks again. Paul
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-14-2019, 04:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,956
Posted By pstraub
I asked my wife if I could help decorate the...

I asked my wife if I could help decorate the Living Room (for just a couple...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,266
Posted By pstraub
SB 19-03-22, last thing!

Wow, someone named Brad Hamilton decided to close this thread, this was not a Van's bashing, and I wanted to publicly respond to Greg, so here it is....

"Thanks for the response Greg, I appreciate...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,326
Posted By pstraub
I think that's a great idea Dave, I hate to just...

I think that's a great idea Dave, I hate to just remove what appears to be a good exhaust pipe (currently) and just throw it in the trash!! (along with $230) Maybe an exchange program where those...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,326
Posted By pstraub
That's a good point Tony, and I did think about...

That's a good point Tony, and I did think about that, I was just hoping to find out via the rant who the actual vendor was. Just like the carb floats are more of a Bing issue (I assume) but Rotax...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,326
Posted By pstraub
It figures....

Of course I have the affected part!! Let me first say that I appreciate Van's selling this to their customers at their cost! Not happy with Rotax!! I just ordered the new version at $230 plus...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 23,901
Posted By pstraub
Great update Ron, thanks for playing test pilot...

Great update Ron, thanks for playing test pilot and sharing the data! You are going to become legend over there at KPAO. Would be funny to see a bunch of Bonanza pilots on the ground, waiting for the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 88,131
Posted By pstraub
Great update Tom, thanks!! I have no confidence...

Great update Tom, thanks!! I have no confidence that Bing will ever fix our problem, so a permanent fix would be great. Please keep us updated on your testing. Paul
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,400
Posted By pstraub
Wow, thanks Dave! I will get out to the airport...

Wow, thanks Dave! I will get out to the airport tomorrow and install both checklist files. I definitely owe you a few adult beverages of your choice :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2019, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,400
Posted By pstraub
Hi Dave, that is really kind of you, I am looking...

Hi Dave, that is really kind of you, I am looking forward to trying it out. I have intended to make a few 'Emergency Procedures' checklists, but just haven't taken the time, so this is great. Even...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-27-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 88,131
Posted By pstraub
Hi Jim, good question, I didn't think to fill the...

Hi Jim, good question, I didn't think to fill the bowls with fuel and do a visual check. I installed 4 new floats (2 pair of PN 861188) It was raining all day yesterday, so the only testing so far...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 88,131
Posted By pstraub
Hi Brent, good info. Yes...it should not be this...

Hi Brent, good info. Yes...it should not be this difficult!! So the pair at Aircraft Spruce for $93.50 is PN 861-184, an older style. According to Rotax, the latest version is 861-188 per my prior...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2018, 09:32 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 88,131
Posted By pstraub
Great info Charlie, your experience is very...

Great info Charlie, your experience is very similar to mine. I just received my new floats today, they are the same PN as yours, 861188. I weighed them and confirmed that they are physically the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,853
Posted By pstraub
Hi Doug, I would say I was about 50/50 hand...

Hi Doug, I would say I was about 50/50 hand flying vs AP. I took advantage of all that AP time to really learn my Skyview system. I have two 10" displays, so it was a lot of fun to learn how capable...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,853
Posted By pstraub
If you have 20 minutes, this link may be helpful...

If you have 20 minutes, this link may be helpful to you. My opinion about the RV-12 and its cross-country capabilities will be obvious ;)

https://youtu.be/SR69XQj4jZg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 88,131
Posted By pstraub
Well, Dr Frankenstein...you should have a couple...

Well, Dr Frankenstein...you should have a couple to play with on Friday, according to USPS :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 88,131
Posted By pstraub
Thanks Jim, looking forward to their response. I...

Thanks Jim, looking forward to their response. I am sending you a pair of my heavy floats today.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2018, 12:14 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 88,131
Posted By pstraub
Wow Brad, 1000 hours on your original floats and...

Wow Brad, 1000 hours on your original floats and they still weigh under 3g each!! They should be sent to the Bing Hall of Fame!!



I wanted to order the MS floats, then read the post from 'n233va'...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 88,131
Posted By pstraub
Hi Jim, I would be happy to send you a pair of...

Hi Jim, I would be happy to send you a pair of these, I won't use them again. You idea sounds like a worthwhile effort!



The only other symptom I had was the obvious smell of fuel in the cabin, and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 88,131
Posted By pstraub
New member of the 'Sinker Club' (carb floats)

After about 125 hours on my RV-12, I was beginning to think I would be one of the lucky few without carb float problems....I was wrong! Doing my night currency last week, I noticed the smell of fuel...
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