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Forum: 3D Printed Parts 08-31-2022, 05:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,829
Posted By joedallas
Vent door

It took me about 10 hours to make the first set of two, because of setup and tool changes.

This could be cut down considerably by making 30 sets at one time.

There are seven separate machined...
Forum: 3D Printed Parts 08-29-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,829
Posted By joedallas
Vent Door Knob's

I have been giving this a lot of thought
I would have to make at least 30 sets to make it affordable.

What do you think they should sell for?

http://joesrv12.com/Builder%20Log/al_22_01.htm

Thanks...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2022, 06:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,334
Posted By joedallas
Wrap it up

We wrapped our 12 with 3M vinyl, with no previous experience.

http://joesrv12.com/Default.htm
http://joesrv12.com/Builder%20Log/bl_51_01.htm

Total cost about $2,700
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2022, 05:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,740
Posted By joedallas
I agree with this, however I think a comma after...

I agree with this, however I think a comma after 10 and include the text from 11 in the same paragraph would make it clear.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-20-2022, 05:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By joedallas
Roll/Pitch Servo and Pitch Gain

Thanks Steve

This will be a big help setting up my 12.

Thanks again for taking time to help.

Joe
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2022, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By joedallas
Roll/Pitch Servo and Pitch Gain

Does anyone have a screen shot of your Roll/Pitch Servo and Pitch Gain for a RV 12 from the G3X setup menu?

This would be a big help in setting up my RV12 EAB aircraft.

Please help


Joe Dallas...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,314
Posted By joedallas
Audio sound with a GoPro 10 Line in

The thing that I don't understand is the audio from pilot mike sounds ok and the audio that is received over the com is the problem.

My Gopro 10 is using its own battery.

The buzz is only on the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,314
Posted By joedallas
Audio sound with a GoPro 10 Line in

Thanks Joe

I ordered this one from Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XQYN77L/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It sure is great to get help from this forum

Thanks again...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2022, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,314
Posted By joedallas
Audio sound with a GoPro 10 Line in

Audio buzz from a line into my GoPro 10.

Is there a fix for this problem?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fK8D0c0VaI

Test flight...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2022, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By joedallas
G3X Touch Autopilot Configuration

Justin

Bill is helping me with my RV12 EAB and the file from vans is not the way we setup my 12.

We have most of the thing's setup and working and we need some help with the autopilot servo...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-26-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 725
Posted By joedallas
RV 12 Jabiru Powered Test flight

RV 12 Jabiru 3300 Powered Test flight

This is flight number 5 all is well; the aircraft preforms great.

All the numbers are in line with the RV12 POH so far.

Thanks to all the help I got from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,731
Posted By joedallas
Is your stall warning switch wired to your G3X or...

Is your stall warning switch wired to your G3X or is it a buzzer?

My switch is grounded and goes open in a stall on my G3X discrete
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-19-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,731
Posted By joedallas
I think you should have continuity between the...

I think you should have continuity between the two wires with the switch not activated.

Normally closed
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,834
Posted By joedallas
Stall Test

I just finished my first stall test and I had to hold it in the stall to get it to drop a wing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRfojL1Pgf8
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-09-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,493
Posted By joedallas
Idel was set at 750 rpm

Idel was set at 750 rpm will move it up to 850 rpm if I need to.

the engine only has about 2 hours on it.

I am trying to keep the idle low to help stop the aircraft from floating down the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2022, 05:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,493
Posted By joedallas
N7944A Phase One

N7944A just passed the DAR inspection and is now starting phase one flight testing.

We started our phase one testing yesterday All went well

Video one of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-19-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,762
Posted By joedallas
This is by far the best way in my view

This is by far the best way in my view

If the prop is 36" off the floor a .01 pitch off-set is almost 1/4"
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2022, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,215
Posted By joedallas
Travers & Associates Hull Value: $80,000...

Travers & Associates

Hull Value: $80,000
Deductibles: Not in Motion: $0 In Motion: $
Liability Limits: $1,000,000 Combined Single Limit (Bodily Injury and Property Damage)
Excluding...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,215
Posted By joedallas
With no Hull coverage

Yes, this one option this would cost me $3300 a year with no Hull coverage.

I have not in motion hanger insurance now with $50,000 Hull and it cost me about $800 a year.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,215
Posted By joedallas
I am married and I am [U]Married[/U]

I am 78 years old and the aircraft is paid for.

The best price I have so far is $ 5600 and only 40,000 Hull damage

Hanger rent is about $400 in Florida

And the cost of Fuel keeps going up

I am...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,215
Posted By joedallas
Angry Hight cost of insurance

I finished my rv12 and passed the DAR Inspection and finding it hard to find Insurance at my age.

The aircraft is ready to make its first flight and I won't fly it without insurance.

The aircraft...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2022, 06:09 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 48,921
Posted By joedallas
I agree and I also think the bending process &...

I agree and I also think the bending process & the angle at the end of the stiffener all have an effect on the problem.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2022, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By joedallas
I used my wing pin cam ( I made in my lathe ) to...

I used my wing pin cam ( I made in my lathe ) to move the wings in then install the W-1217 pins and secure in place.

Builder Note: Insert and turn until it goes in the forward spar, then turn until...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2022, 06:49 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 48,921
Posted By joedallas
A bad Dream

Removing rivets form the back side can be accomplished with patience’s
I would use a thin piece stainless with three holes drilled the size of the of the expanded rivet.
Clamp the stainless steel on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2022, 04:50 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 48,921
Posted By joedallas
My head is spinning

My head has been spinning since I read this bulletin, trying to drill out rivets while laying on my stomach with my arm outstretched and my head tipped back to an angle to see if the drill is in...
Forum: 3D Printed Parts 11-22-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,829
Posted By joedallas
Vent Door Knob

I now have had four requests for these vent door knobs.

I am considering making them if I could make them for a reasonable price.

The more I make at one time would save a lot of setup time and help...
Forum: 3D Printed Parts 11-18-2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,829
Posted By joedallas
Vent Door Knob

http://joesrv12.com/Photo/A_22_01_00.jpg

I added vent door knobs to make it easier to adjust the air flow.

Two turns from open to closed.


See the build
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,577
Posted By joedallas
SB up Dates

Thanks Deene

This page will be updated as I have time.
Now I need to do the Nose Fork & Nose gear replacement when I get the parts.
I am working on my POH and all info needed for DAR

Thanks...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,577
Posted By joedallas
Tony I started a page do do just that I have all...

Tony
I started a page do do just that
I have all bulletins listed and started pages form the photos of my build
I am building EAB so I have modified them to my liking.
The link to the Vans PDFs are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 70,956
Posted By joedallas
Sorry Scott

Sorry Scott

I did not take it that way.

The fact that you said I could wait to do the SB until I have some time in the aircraft and would not have to wait until the gear was available helped me a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 70,956
Posted By joedallas
Thanks Scott Yes, I am EAB however I will comply...

Thanks Scott

Yes, I am EAB however I will comply with all safety bulletins for the safety of my passengers and myself.

It would be foolish to ignore service bulletins by some sort of loophole.

My...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 70,956
Posted By joedallas
Can you please clarify time of compliance?

Scott
Can you please clarify time of compliance?

A RV 12 with 30 hours has his annual inspection due today and he cannot fly until the new landing is available and installed.

A RV 12 with 1400...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-10-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 70,956
Posted By joedallas
Questions and Conclusions

A little reverse engineering gives me some questions and conclusions.

How much stiffer is the new front landing gear.

The larger footprint on the firewall.

Higher loads on the firewall, tunnel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2020, 01:52 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 70,956
Posted By joedallas
Back to Back

Back to Back The left and right holes are reversed and the distance from the bottom flange would be hard to match precisely.

And if the holes are oversized the bolts don’t go into shear at the same...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 70,956
Posted By joedallas
Wall thickness

I also think the wall thickness is thinner on the outside radius at the point of most tension

My view
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 70,956
Posted By joedallas
Can I wait until my first annual condition inspection

Jim
I built EAB so I don’t think I need to comply with this SB
However I also agree with Tony T



I want to do the SB when the weather is cool in the hard Florida winters and until I can master the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 70,956
Posted By joedallas
At or before the next annual condition inspection ?

At or before the next annual condition inspection ?

I just finished the build of my RV12 and about to schedule a DAR for my airworthiness inspection.
Can I wait until my first annual condition...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,074
Posted By joedallas
Use two good quality bath scales

Use two good quality bath scales


Put blocks of the same height of the scales on a level surface under the main wheels and one scale under the nose wheel and record the weight, then remove the first...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,378
Posted By joedallas
Yes Jim your statement is correct I was trying...

Yes Jim your statement is correct

I was trying to clear up the 4.4° difference of his longerons and keeping the level with the proper end not to add or subtract from the angle.

When you zero the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,378
Posted By joedallas
Steve I think your you aircraft may have a 2.2°...

Steve

I think your you aircraft may have a 2.2° slope on the deck rail

You need to calibrate on a known level surface.

There should be instructions on how to calibrate your level.

Joe
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,378
Posted By joedallas
Maybe you level is of by 2?

Steve

Rotate your level 180° ( the same end of the level forward )

Maybe you level is off by 2°

if so recalibrate your level

It is hard to believe longerons are 4° different. Your readings may be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2019, 06:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,858
Posted By joedallas
56606

The drop of brake fluid I used to install the insert was all that I had at hand at that time.

I used 5606 from Aircraft Spruce to fill the brake system...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,858
Posted By joedallas
No Side Skins

I agree

Take a Look no side skins

http://joesrv12.com/Builder%20Log/bl_32_02.htm


Joe Dallas
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-26-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,386
Posted By joedallas
The link

The Link
https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sa-03-17-11/

Joe Dallas
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-13-2018, 04:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,616
Posted By joedallas
Heat

Try This

After removing the rivets from one rib back
Get some help to push the new sheet under the existing sheet
keep the new sheet cold and have a friend warm the front of the existing sheet
with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,396
Posted By joedallas
Thanks Charlie Great Data

Thanks Charlie

Great Data

Joe
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,396
Posted By joedallas
Wheel Weights

Jim

My wings are in the shop getting ready to vinyl and there in no driveway by my shop.

If I could get the wheel weights it would save me a lot of time and would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,396
Posted By joedallas
RV12 wheel weight

Jim

I plan to do my final W&B at the airport with the wings on.
If I can get the numbers of what a wings off RV12 wheel weight is then I can determine if my wheel weight is in range.
Also my wings...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,396
Posted By joedallas
RV12 Fuselage Weight no wings.

Thanks guys

Do you know the front wheel weight with the wings off.
I have a Jabiru 3300 engine and have made some changes to move the CG back.
We have some good aircraft scales at our EAA Chapter ( ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,396
Posted By joedallas
RV12 Fuselage Weight

RV12 Fuselage Weight no wings.

Can anyone please tell me the finished weight of a standard RV12 with
the wings off.

I can't put my wings on in my shop and I would like to compare the weight to my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,696
Posted By joedallas
Level

Set the level on any close to level surface and mark the location of the level.
Rotate the level 90? in the same location and the bubble should be in the exact location it was in the first test, if...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,567
Posted By joedallas
A very professional job

Mike

A very professional job

I would like to know the changes you made to the circuit and why

I have wanted to do this and you saved me a lot of research

Thanks for sharing this design
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 23,567
Posted By joedallas
2 Each

Jim

If you buy 4 boards, I will buy 2 of them from you.

If interested call or Email

Joe Dallas

727-857-9812
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2018, 05:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,327
Posted By joedallas
Participation

This would be nice if it had a full reply of all RV12.
Three replies after 374 views.

Maybe a poll
> 100 , >200, >300, >400, >500, >600, >700, >800, >900, >1000, <1000


My view

Joe Dallas
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,614
Posted By joedallas
Scott I am not sure however I am hoping that it...

Scott
I am not sure however I am hoping that it will be about 30 to 35 lbs
The Extra HP should make up for that extra weight
I tried to keep the weight down on every alteration
I will post the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,614
Posted By joedallas
Aluminum one piece

Aluminum one piece


http://joesrv12.com/Photo/A_07_01_09.jpg

http://joesrv12.com/Builder%20Log/al_07_01.htm


Joe Dallas
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2018, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,614
Posted By joedallas
Tom Even my webs is not up to date, I don't...

Tom
Even my webs is not up to date, I don't really know the number of changes I have made
I have even made changes to my changes, I have photos and notes in my build log of all the changes and need...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,614
Posted By joedallas
electrically actuated

Thanks Tony

The ability to set the canopy at any angle is a benefit that I really like.

There is also the ability to open by hand the same as Vans design.

The vinyl wrap by my wife and I was not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-14-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,614
Posted By joedallas
Jabiru 3300 Fitst Engine Start

N7944A Jabiru first Engine Start

[All went well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDfkDtIhJ8I

Thanks Phil, Merle, Dennis, Lynn and Marcia for your help

Joe Dallas
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2018, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,608
Posted By joedallas
CS4-4 Rivets

These Photos show the Process for using CS4-4 Rivets

http://joesrv12.com/Builder%20Log/bl_12A_01.htm
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,594
Posted By joedallas
Tie Down

With the angle less than 60° and the bolt is in a counter bore I can't see the loads needed to shear the 3/8" 2024 T3 Aluminum with a shock load from a tie down rope.
Also my aircraft is in a hanger...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-02-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,594
Posted By joedallas
Details not in first post

There is a 1/4" at the end of the thread that is .374" and the hole in Vans bracket is taped to 1.5" deep using a 3/8" 16 Pulley tap and then Counter bored to 3.75 inches about 5/16" deep for the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-02-2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,594
Posted By joedallas
Custom Parts

Thank Dave

My focus is finishing my aircraft and testing all the changes I have made to my 12.

I enjoy working on my Lathe and Milling machine.

I have had request for custom parts and I will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-01-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,594
Posted By joedallas
Aluminum Tie Down Rings

I will fly with my tie down rings

http://joesrv12.com/Photo/A_20_01.jpg

http://joesrv12.com/Photo/A_20_02.jpg

http://joesrv12.com/Photo/A_20_03.jpg

http://joesrv12.com/Builder%20Log/al_20_01.htm
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