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Forum: RV-14 07-20-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,311
Posted By R7237
Control sticks

Love the stick grips. Who made those and where did you get them?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,290
Posted By R7237
I will take it. PM sent

I will take it. PM sent
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2021, 12:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 814
Posted By R7237
RV-12iS kid built

The current RV-12iS kit that I am finishing as an EAB had every rivet pulled by my 5 year old, now 7. You should get that little one involved with the build.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-02-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,937
Posted By R7237
Used avionics

I might be biased, but I think you would do well watching the forum and getting a used EFIS from someone that is upgrading etc. However, if you want “factory new”, I’m a fan of Advanced Flight...
Forum: Southeast 03-12-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By R7237
Can’t help with hangar/FBO, but there is a really...

Can’t help with hangar/FBO, but there is a really nice small restaurant there called Noble Fare that is great food. More casual food, Sweet Potatoes.
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-01-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By R7237
Quite a few ULPower. I am building my 12iS with a...

Quite a few ULPower. I am building my 12iS with a ULPower engine. Don't know anything about Viking.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-18-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,008
Posted By R7237
Does not take long to build one. Could probably...

Does not take long to build one. Could probably get out of it what you pay into it and still get the experience of the build.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-23-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,020
Posted By R7237
I agree there might not be much of a difference...

I agree there might not be much of a difference in kit costs, but HUGE difference in build times. I literally think you could build a 12 in a month if you so desired. No other Vans kit is this kinda...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,020
Posted By R7237
EAB

Just build it EAB and save probably $35k on engine and avionics. Nothing wrong with used avionics and low time engine.
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-06-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,594
Posted By R7237
Alternator is 50 amp. Electrical system is wired...

Alternator is 50 amp.
Electrical system is wired using a VPX Sport.
Main fuel pump and ECU wired off the main bus thru fuses.
LED lighting and a heated Pitot.
Backup “boost” pump wires thru the...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-06-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,594
Posted By R7237
Electrically dependent engine

These comments have been very helpful. Yes, the engine is completely electrically dependent from the dual electric fuel pumps as well as the ECU. Alternator is a permanent magnet engine mounted. My...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-05-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,594
Posted By R7237
I would think it dosent matter, but know the...

I would think it dosent matter, but know the EarthX likes 13.4V and not sure what that means if it is put in parallel with the PC680 to be charged by an alternator. Maybe the answer is 2 EarthX and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 12-05-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,594
Posted By R7237
Dual Battery

Was considering installing a second battery instead of a TCW backup battery given the use of the ULPower engine with dual electric fuel pumps and an electric engine controller. I was thinking about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-04-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,312
Posted By R7237
Table

Started with sawhorses, but ended up building on table almost exclusively. Left the sawhorses for storing the tailcone cut to the right height for future attachment.
Forum: Tools 12-02-2020, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,969
Posted By R7237
SWAG Offroad

https://www.swagoffroad.com/SWAG-V40-Portaband-Table_p_63.html

This is what I did after dealing with a smaller desktop bandsaw. HUGE upgrade at a reasonable price point. The SWAG setup will cut...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,226
Posted By R7237
Can you post a picture of what is happening? I...

Can you post a picture of what is happening? I know mine laid right up without much of a struggle.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-30-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,608
Posted By R7237
AFS

I’m a fan of AFS. If you want to wire yourself, that is what I did. If you want a “plug and play” type of panel, you can always use their Advanced Panel.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-14-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,984
Posted By R7237
Install

I think something else to consider when choosing an EFIS system is the process of installing. If your buying a complete panel from someone with harness, then maybe not as important. But for me, where...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-11-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,055
Posted By R7237
Spot drill

Have you tried a spot drill bit to mark the hole?

And I might be wrong, but I would think drilling thru is not the right approach. I would think I would flip the part over and drill the other...
Forum: ADS-B 10-06-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,658
Posted By R7237
Serial Ports

Asking the same question on AFS forums.
Plane is an RV-12iS being built as an EAB due to the ULPower 350iS engine.
The EFIS I have is a AF-5500 EE RV that is bb:7 with keys for AOA, SVN and VPX
The...
Forum: ADS-B 10-05-2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,658
Posted By R7237
SV-GPS-2020

This may be a dumb question, but here goes. I am planning serial ports for my AFS5500 and having difficulty figuring out what I can install and not. If I use the SV-GPS-2020 and a SV-ARINC, neither...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,998
Posted By R7237
Motor Choice

I don't think its overall performance is much more than the 912iS. In my opinion, it has been well proved in the other airframes, is lower initial and maintenance costs, is very cheap to overhaul at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,998
Posted By R7237
There is an alternative....

Building EAB due to ULPower 350iS engine and decided to do a different fuel system. Have to work on the mount a bit for the fuel pump, but does fit.
Forum: ADS-B 09-03-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,774
Posted By R7237
Sandia STX 165R ADS-B

Finishing a build of an RV-7 that has a new Sandia STX-165R Mode C transponder. I would like to meet the 2020 mandate for ADS-B. Sandia website states it will be compliant with a “UAT 978”. I have...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-31-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,393
Posted By R7237
Left one out

AFS would be my choice.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,444
Posted By R7237
I have had the opportunity to fly in one (RV-12...

I have had the opportunity to fly in one (RV-12 with 350iS ULPower) and that is what sold me on the idea. I think it is the perfect combination of engine to airframe. That Rotax 912iS is just a bit...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,444
Posted By R7237
350iS with option 50 amp alternator If you go...

350iS with option 50 amp alternator
If you go this route, this is the fuel pump I am using
https://www.flyefii.com/products/accessories/dual-electric-fuel-pump/
and I am mounting it is the same...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,444
Posted By R7237
That makes sense. The only reason for the EAB is...

That makes sense. The only reason for the EAB is the use of the ULPower engine. Thank you very much for the quick response. Was trying to keep it as close to the specs vans recommends and didn't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,444
Posted By R7237
Main Filter Bypass Fuel Line

Building my 12iS as an EAB and working on the fuel system. The plans call for fabricating F-12127E as the Main Filter Bypass Fuel Line mounted near the fuel pump. This line has a check valve and...
Forum: COMM 06-11-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,117
Posted By R7237
I will follow the thread. Thanks.

I will follow the thread. Thanks.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-07-2020, 06:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,964
Posted By R7237
AFS

I?m a fan of AFS. Maybe that is another grenade, but their ?Advanced Panel? sure seems to make things easy. In my limited experience, Garmin can be a challenge to wire.
Forum: COMM 06-03-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 14,117
Posted By R7237
Intercom

Can I use the same Razor head to control NAV, COM and Intercom? Will be interfaced to an AFS EFIS with one serial port set to SL30. Thanks in advance.
Forum: RV-10 06-03-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,020
Posted By R7237
Bandsaw

I started with a desktop low HP bandsaw, but was really disappointed. I now use this:
https://www.swagoffroad.com/SWAG-V30-Portaband-Table_p_55.html
with...
Forum: RV-8/8A 05-29-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,439
Posted By R7237
UL Power

If FADEC and EFI is what you want, why not ULPower? They even have a turbo option.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-28-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,864
Posted By R7237
EXACTLY what I needed. This was very helpful. I...

EXACTLY what I needed. This was very helpful. I figured my ignorance was based on my not having spend the time and money getting my IFR certificate, but when I discuss with friends that had their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,864
Posted By R7237
Very helpful information. Thanks for taking the...

Very helpful information. Thanks for taking the time to respond.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,864
Posted By R7237
Already have the AFS 5500, otherwise would...

Already have the AFS 5500, otherwise would consider it.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,864
Posted By R7237
Would you recommend I install both the...

Would you recommend I install both the SV-GPS-2020 and the GPS-175?
I figured with an ARINC adaptor, I would provide the GPS data from the GPS-175 to the AFS 5500 and the SV-GPS-2020 would don't be...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-27-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,864
Posted By R7237
Need help understanding IFR Navigators

I might be showing my ignorance, but here goes:
What does an IFR navigator (like GPS-175) provide that a WAAS GPS (like SV-GPS-2020) does not,, other than TSO certification?
I am building the panel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,622
Posted By R7237
For me, there were a few things that convinced...

For me, there were a few things that convinced me. The engine is easily overhauled with off the shelf parts and is a proven engine although that is more Zenith and kitfox based numbers. I liked...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,622
Posted By R7237
With 2 over 200 lb people and full gas, hot day,...

With 2 over 200 lb people and full gas, hot day, we climbed out at 1500 ft per minute. And that was with a ground adjustable prop set at max cruise. I highly doubt you will have any performance...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,622
Posted By R7237
ULPower RV-12iS

Cooling issues were solved with mounting the oil cooler up front. There is a complete firewall forward kit for it including a carbon fiber cowing. It is how I am building my RV-12iS. After flying in...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,194
Posted By R7237
Perfect. Thanks Rob

Perfect. Thanks

Rob
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-20-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,194
Posted By R7237
VPX and ULPower

Thinking about using a VPX in my build. Engine will be UL Power. The ECU (Engine Control Unit) and at least one fuel pump (two on the system) MUST ALWAYS HAVE POWER if the engine is going to work....
Forum: Autopilots 05-16-2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,469
Posted By R7237
If it helps you, I would be in the market for...

If it helps you, I would be in the market for them. That would be a nice setup for me. Guessing your upgrade is due to a touch upgrade?
Forum: Autopilots 05-16-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,469
Posted By R7237
Dynon vs TruTrak AP

I have a non-touch AFS 5600 that I need to add an autopilot to the panel. I am in the “panel” portion of the built, not a flying airplane. My initial thought was to use the TruTrak Gemini AP thru the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,813
Posted By R7237
The RV-12iS is more of an ?assembly? than a...

The RV-12iS is more of an ?assembly? than a ?built? Only meaning positive comments.. I?m only finishing the fuselage, but can honestly say that vs the 7 build, if you had all the kits, would go...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,602
Posted By R7237
Thank you for taking the time to comment. As I am...

Thank you for taking the time to comment. As I am also putting a ULPower 350iS on the 12, I am glad to get your input. Based on the thread, "properly equipped" means 1) Heated Pitot 2) Autopilot and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,602
Posted By R7237
RV-12iS as a trainer

I very much appreciate everyones input on this. To answer specific questions, I do not see the RV-12 as an IFR airplane, but is a low cost per hour flier that seems perfect for building time behind...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-10-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 34,985
Posted By R7237
Ardu-ecu

Vern: have you considered this form factor for the arduino based power control module? https://www.ardu-ecu.com/arduecu-mk1u
I building an RV-12iS as an EAB and was considering using this for stuff...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,602
Posted By R7237
Heated Pitot necessary?

Might be a dumb question, but couldn?t find in the forums. Finishing the fuselage on an RV-12iS. Will be certified as an EAB for engine purposes and am installing an AFS 5600 in the panel. I intend...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,324
Posted By R7237
I am sure that I am overthinking it, but thought...

I am sure that I am overthinking it, but thought that pushing a switch into a momentary position to turn something on and off is more deliberate than just pushing the switch to a different position...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-07-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,324
Posted By R7237
Carling Rockers at a Toggle Switch

Working on panel design and pretty sure I will use Carling Rocker switches. Ideally, I want to configure the momentary switch for various circuits as a toggle switch. Example: OFF-(ON) for a NAV...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2020, 08:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,120
Posted By R7237
RV-12iS panel

Realize it is an old thread, but am finishing fuselage and using the AFS 5600 in my 12iS also with the ULPower engine. From the pictures, it looks like you just covered the center tunnel. How do you...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,730
Posted By R7237
Fusion 360

No question. Plenty of tutorials on YouTube. Nothing against SolidWorks, but the integrated CAM is important for me. Once you start down the path, you won't want to change platforms. Fusion 360 also...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-21-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,432
Posted By R7237
At same stage

About to start the wings, kit delivered a couple of weeks ago. Feel free to come measure etc to determine what would be best. I plan on building them on a carpeted table.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,277
Posted By R7237
Just to expand on my prior posting, I'm starting...

Just to expand on my prior posting, I'm starting to think the GTN650 will be a requirement for an IFR trainer. Even though the newer GPS navigators from Garmin are cheaper, if the intent of the RV-12...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-04-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,277
Posted By R7237
Actual IMC

Might be beating a dead horse on this one, but here goes:
1) It is my understanding that if you build as an EAB, you can legally fly in IMC conditions (thinking about cloud cover and not HARD IFR)....
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 04-17-2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,859
Posted By R7237
UL Power

Old thread, but really interested in hearing more feedback on this. On paper, that ULPower engine make a lot of sense, but the EAB vs E-LSA argument is always an issue that I have not completely...
Forum: Reviews 03-16-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,700
Posted By R7237
Hub Install

I think instead of WeMo hardware, I would just install a SmartThings hub. You can get them off amazon for $49 on occasion and gives you a WHOLE lot more options for accessories. Security, Lights,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-28-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,878
Posted By R7237
Sidewalls

I went with 18 ft sidewalls which allowed me to run pallet racking along the walls for storage and workbench. Used pallet racking can be cheap if you take your time finding it. Put living...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-19-2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,914
Posted By R7237
UFO highbay

I used LED UFO Highbay Lights. 100W, spaced 12 ft apart. Probably 60 fc at the floor. Can get them off eBay in multipacks at about $80 a piece. Needed 120 degree beam angle, but got 90 degree and I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-16-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,712
Posted By R7237
updates

Upon further investigation, the 696 was on a 1 amp circuit that I moved to a max 5 amp circuit that is set at 3 amps. I am sure it will not have any problems and was probable drawing just over 1 amp...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,712
Posted By R7237
696 Power Draw

Just for reference, I had my VPX configured for a 2 amp draw for the 696 and it would trip every time. Setting it to 3 amps (which required a pin reassignment) and will let you know if it was...
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