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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,376
Posted By mcems
Been flying off my farm grass strip of 1400 ft....

Been flying off my farm grass strip of 1400 ft. for 12 years.

1250 hours. No problems .



Brad Stiefvater
Salem South Dakota
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 25,630
Posted By mcems
Jim Your symptoms are exact to mine last May if...

Jim

Your symptoms are exact to mine last May if you remember . It was indeed winter blend that cause exactly the same situation.

I though floats right away . It was not. It was winter blend vapor...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2021, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,614
Posted By mcems
why is this not getting more press , this is a...

why is this not getting more press , this is a pretty big deal.

Brad Stiefvater
124BJ
Salem SD
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,068
Posted By mcems
My grass strip could look the the same during the...

My grass strip could look the the same during the winter months ,but I keep my grass runway clear with my 3020 John deere and 7ft snow blower . I fly year round . I have 15.5 hours in December and 9...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,072
Posted By mcems
Thanks guys. I was hoping they were not soldered...

Thanks guys. I was hoping they were not soldered in place.

Now that changes everything.


Brad
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,072
Posted By mcems
master switch replace

I would like to hear from anybody that has replaced their master switch on the panel. It appears it should be simple.

Mine doesn't want to come out . I have cleared the plastic retainer clips...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,248
Posted By mcems
Thanks Guys

Thanks Guys
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,248
Posted By mcems
master switch

Has anybody replaced the master switch in their panel . I cant seem to find it on Vans Website. Part # ??? or source for ordering one.

Thanks

Brad
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,505
Posted By mcems
You will have no problem with 1300 ft. I have...

You will have no problem with 1300 ft.
I have been operating off my farm strip since 2009 with my RV12. I have logged 1100 hours off of my field. I actually started with 1000 ft length for a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-08-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,664
Posted By mcems
I addressed this years ago with the fix by Vans...

I addressed this years ago with the fix by Vans for the front bolts . Are you talking about the rear or front bolt holes.

Brad
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-08-2020, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,664
Posted By mcems
I live in eastern sd and fly off my private strip...

I live in eastern sd and fly off my private strip on my acreage. I have 1060 hours on my RV 12 all off grass strip.

I sent you a private message maybe I can help.


Brad Stiefvater
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,469
Posted By mcems
Mine had 1050 hours all off grass farm strip when...

Mine had 1050 hours all off grass farm strip when I changed it. Would not know about cracks because the SB states you cant see them. It worked good and looked OK when I changed it out.


Brad...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,264
Posted By mcems
sorry that should be 9-20-2009 air worthy date

sorry that should be 9-20-2009 air worthy date
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,264
Posted By mcems
This is clearly a vibration issue. Brad...

This is clearly a vibration issue.



Brad Stiefvater
124Bj 1060 hours
First customer built RV 12 to be airworthied
9-30-2009
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 84,976
Posted By mcems
so here is the update After doing all of...

so here is the update

After doing all of following.

1.comlpete carb overhaul both sides both and both fuel pumps new

2. complete removal of coils testing with ohm meter both hot and cold...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-25-2020, 08:50 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 84,976
Posted By mcems
Maybe being just a little past the acceptable...

Maybe being just a little past the acceptable level would explain the intermittent nature of the problem.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-25-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 84,976
Posted By mcems
Good Idea. Jim Yesterday I did the the syringe...

Good Idea. Jim

Yesterday I did the the syringe testing method to see how much fuel it would take to make it run out the over flow tube. This method is explained in SB-912-065ul.

I found it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 84,976
Posted By mcems
i am using new floats

i am using new floats
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 84,976
Posted By mcems
Jim Thanks for the reply I cant do that its...

Jim

Thanks for the reply
I cant do that its all I can do to keep it running when I can replicate it on the ground.

I little more info here. I was on a test flight yesterday and every thing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2020, 09:03 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 84,976
Posted By mcems
So I thought I finally joined the club. As I was...

So I thought I finally joined the club. As I was bragging earlier in this thread about having my original floats with 1000 hours. and they weighted less that 6g per set. Well within spec. and working...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,020
Posted By mcems
Very easy. Just unscrew pitot(after removing the...

Very easy. Just unscrew pitot(after removing the tube to the ASI) from the block and remove 2 bolts holding block and replace . Then just screw the pitot back in and tighten set screw.

Brad
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,020
Posted By mcems
FF 1201 cracked/Pitot tube lose

This is just a heads up guys to check for this.

My FF 1201 (plastic block holding pitot tube in place mounted on the back of the gearbox)) was full of cracks that look to be simple deterioration...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,163
Posted By mcems
Wow Dale your just described the same symptoms I...

Wow Dale your just described the same symptoms I am experiencing. First start of the day on A ignition no go. turn on B ignition and instant go. After that everything works normally. Warm startup on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 84,976
Posted By mcems
I use auto premium with no ethanol 90% of the...

I use auto premium with no ethanol 90% of the time in the 12 .But I did use 10% ethanol in the 503 for years .Same floats.


Brad
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 84,976
Posted By mcems
I guess I got to feel sorry for all the guys...

I guess I got to feel sorry for all the guys having float issues. The cost of replacing is insane. Only to find out the replacements fail too.

I have to tell you that I have my original floats...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-23-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,249
Posted By mcems
975 hours First Customer built RV 12 to Fly ...

975 hours

First Customer built RV 12 to Fly 9-20-2009

Still using the original ducati Voltage Regulator and original electric fuel pump.


Brad Stiefvater
Salem SD
124BJ
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-04-2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 51,325
Posted By mcems
Got mine done yesterday. 900 hours on plane no...

Got mine done yesterday. 900 hours on plane no cracks found. I went ahead and installed the upgrade. The task is not as bad as it first appears. Vans did a good job designing this upgrade it really...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-06-2017, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,849
Posted By mcems
Mine is the same as John. 850 hours all on grass...

Mine is the same as John. 850 hours all on grass farm strip. No evidence of any problem.

However after seeing some of the failures ,I decided to up grade to the new one just for the extra...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,768
Posted By mcems
Just put a cigarette lighter plug on the end of...

Just put a cigarette lighter plug on the end of the small battery charger and plug it into your plane. That power supply runs direct to the battery.

I do it that way when I need to.

Brad...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-17-2017, 08:01 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 25,769
Posted By mcems
I built and fly the first Customer Built RV 12 to...

I built and fly the first Customer Built RV 12 to receive an Airworthiness Certificate and do its maiden flight. (September 2009) .

I have operated off the 1400 ft grass strip here at the farm...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2017, 06:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 28,579
Posted By mcems
I agree with John on this. I think its the...

I agree with John on this. I think its the increase loads put on them with addition of cockpit goodies and lights. I have 760 hours on mine mounted in the original location . I have no lights or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-27-2016, 09:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 27,427
Posted By mcems
Been using a 1800 watt hair dryer for preheat for...

Been using a 1800 watt hair dryer for preheat for years. Easy to use and light(15 oz) to carry along with you in the plane . Even set on low it has things ready to go in about 30 minutes....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2016, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,513
Posted By mcems
I have 700 hours on my original ducati regulator...

I have 700 hours on my original ducati regulator with no issues.Regulator is mounted in its original location I do have minimal power draw . No nav , landing lights, or AP and nothing extra on the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-25-2016, 12:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,556
Posted By mcems
I fly year round it avoids any problems with...

I fly year round it avoids any problems with snow/ice. in these South Dakota winters.


Brad Stiefvater
Salem SD
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-25-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,556
Posted By mcems
730 hours all off grass no cracks . No wheel...

730 hours all off grass no cracks . No wheel pants.




Brad Stiefvater
Salem SD
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2016, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,624
Posted By mcems
I have over 700 hours flying off grass strip on...

I have over 700 hours flying off grass strip on the farm . No cracks.




Brad Stiefvater
Salem SD
124BJ first customer built Rv 12 to fly on Sept.19th 2009
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 11,690
Posted By mcems
Yup same thing happened to mine a couple years...

Yup same thing happened to mine a couple years ago. I reinforced both the left and the right step. Its been OK since then.


Brad Stiefvater
Salem SD
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,980
Posted By mcems
I can tell you that I have 650 hours and no sign...

I can tell you that I have 650 hours and no sign what so ever of wear on these.

Brad Stiefvater
Salem SD
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-01-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 46,295
Posted By mcems
Well John after seeing your 3rd crack starting....

Well John after seeing your 3rd crack starting. My idea is out the window.I guess I get to take the gas tank out again too.OH BOY!!

I just ordered the fix from Vans



Brad Stiefvater
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 46,295
Posted By mcems
Shouldn't the rivets be installed the other way....

Shouldn't the rivets be installed the other way. Using the method that (when you can) the factory head always goes on side with the thinnest metal that you are assembling. I have mine installed the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-23-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 46,295
Posted By mcems
I used about a 2 foot length of wire and taped it...

I used about a 2 foot length of wire and taped it to the camera and cord to make it flexible and then bend it to the position you need . I think John did the same thing.


Brad Stiefvater
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 46,295
Posted By mcems
checked mine with endoscope and they are both...

checked mine with endoscope and they are both good. Also the bottom wing skin to spar rivets show no wear at all. 603 hours all flown off private grass strip.

Brad Stiefvater
Salem SD
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 15,390
Posted By mcems
It sure does all feel good. My RV 12 was the...

It sure does all feel good. My RV 12 was the first customer built 12 to get airworthied and fly(September 2009). Since that time I have 600 hours on the plane and still love it like the first year. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 11,210
Posted By mcems
One more PLEASE . Could you send pictures to ...

One more PLEASE . Could you send pictures to mcems@triotel.net

Thanks

Brad Stiefvater
Salem SD
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-09-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,995
Posted By mcems
My grass strip is 1400Ft elevation is 1470 It is...

My grass strip is 1400Ft elevation is 1470 It is unobstructed on both ends. Been flying my 12 off that since 2009 (600 hours). It was originally 1000 ft. that was OK if you stayed with solo flight...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,353
Posted By mcems
Hey thanks Pete. I always worry about being...

Hey thanks Pete. I always worry about being stranded by a problem like that.
My RV 12 5th Birthday is next month I think I will do the carb kit at annual time.

I bet you where sure happy to be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,633
Posted By mcems
the bad spring part # is 6748 24 turns(after...

the bad spring part # is 6748 24 turns(after 1-1-2014)
the spring you need to replace is part # 6818 16 turns(after 7-17-2014)

The weaker McFarland replacement spring some of us ordered prior to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 47,570
Posted By mcems
The hair dyer trick works great. I have been...

The hair dyer trick works great. I have been using my wife's 1750 watt hair dryer for three years now. Its real easy to take along with you on a cross county flight .

It really doesn't take very...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-02-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 33,149
Posted By mcems
That is exactly the question I have on all this....

That is exactly the question I have on all this. I was going to ask but you nailed it for me. Us early builders (2009) already added beefed up mounts and frangible bolts to the fuel tank. (SERVICE...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,752
Posted By mcems
Sorry I meant to ask what brand/model cellphone...

Sorry I meant to ask what brand/model cellphone do you use with your Bose.



Thanks

Brad
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,752
Posted By mcems
What brand/model do you use with your Bose...

What brand/model do you use with your Bose .






Brad
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,752
Posted By mcems
Smartphone and the RV-12

Has anybody found a good way to feed the cell phone(smartphone) thought the headsets on the RV 12 .

I have tried many different ways. Right now I have 2 different brand head sets with the cell phone...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,920
Posted By mcems
This was reported to Vans back in 2009 . Brad...

This was reported to Vans back in 2009 .




Brad Stiefvater
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-16-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,755
Posted By mcems
Your right Larry. when I first completed...

Your right Larry.

when I first completed mine I noticed a more solid feeling and less airframe rumble on rollout.(grass strip)

I thought about posting my thoughts earlier ,but I thought...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 67,593
Posted By mcems
Don I sent you a private message Brad...

Don

I sent you a private message




Brad Stiefvater
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 67,593
Posted By mcems
http://i45.tinypic.com/sqr0yg.jpg It appears now...

http://i45.tinypic.com/sqr0yg.jpg

It appears now that I have 4 cracks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 67,593
Posted By mcems
I will give it a try. Brad

I will give it a try.

Brad
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2012, 10:53 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 67,593
Posted By mcems
I went out and inspected my plane for cracks as...

I went out and inspected my plane for cracks as seen in the picture. I did not remove the nut to look under it .but the other 2 cracks can be seen with a mirror and a flashlight. I am in the middle...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 67,593
Posted By mcems
yes I found on my first annual that my left main...

yes I found on my first annual that my left main was a little loose.You could see where the gear leg had came in contact with the brake line. Only one way to find out and that is get the weight off...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-04-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,866
Posted By mcems
I have 360 hours . I should be ahead of John but...

I have 360 hours . I should be ahead of John but I still fly my Challenger as much as I do my RV12.


Brad Stiefvater
Salem SD
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-26-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,216
Posted By mcems
I have 1400 Ft(unobstructed) 11/29 grass strip...

I have 1400 Ft(unobstructed) 11/29 grass strip on the farm where I hangar my 12. I have been operating off since Sept 2009 (300 hours) I had 1000ft when I started flying the 12 and then added 400...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,149
Posted By mcems
I will answer my own question .Called Dynon today...

I will answer my own question .Called Dynon today and the guy on the phone confirmed that they had idenified a new 1-10 psi sensor ,BUT that it would take a Dynon 180 software upgrade and that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,149
Posted By mcems
Anyone know if the new 0-10 PSI is available yet....

Anyone know if the new 0-10 PSI is available yet. I didnt see it on the Dynon Web site.


Brad
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,791
Posted By mcems
I noticed it was close when I built the plane so...

I noticed it was close when I built the plane so I ground off some of the washer when I assembled it.


Brad Stiefvater
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