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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-11-2021, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,984
Posted By JwWright57
Thx Jim. That looks like what i was envisioning....

Thx Jim. That looks like what i was envisioning. The big problem is there is little access to these threads. A cylinder may need to be removed to use a tool like that
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-11-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,984
Posted By JwWright57
It was just the normal wait time when I ordered....

It was just the normal wait time when I ordered. The engine mount seemed to be the holdup. Even after there are still a few items back ordered.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2021, 02:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,984
Posted By JwWright57
Lockwoord aero is on the case! This is the latest...

Lockwoord aero is on the case! This is the latest update;

I've been told there is a special tool that is used to correct thread problems of this type. I've also been promised some information soon...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,984
Posted By JwWright57
I opened a ticket with Lockheead aviation and...

I opened a ticket with Lockheead aviation and Rotax looks like they might have to re-thread the hole or redo it with a helicoil. Amazing on a brand new fing engine
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,984
Posted By JwWright57
Yes i tried another bolt that went in the other...

Yes i tried another bolt that went in the other hole fine. Iím really hesitant to even try and retap a brand new 30k motor. To get to the hole youíd need to take off a bunch of **** to be able to get...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-06-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,984
Posted By JwWright57
Messed up motor mount threads

Man, sometimes i just hate this plane. There have been SO many little things and some big things too. Long shipping times, hanger rash, changes mid construction. It just seems to go on and on.

Now...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-08-2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By JwWright57
It looks like the wiring diagram shows the fuel...

It looks like the wiring diagram shows the fuel sender wire connecting to the central screw on the sender and the ground attaching to the spade terminal attached to one of the mounting screws
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,436
Posted By JwWright57
Thumbs down I ordered a new emp skin ($50 something bucks)...

I ordered a new emp skin ($50 something bucks) and was floored when shipping charges were $250+. Which is total nuts. I know Vans wants to ensure that the pieces show up safe and sound but come on....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-07-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By JwWright57
Thx all. Weird that I couldnít find that in any...

Thx all. Weird that I couldnít find that in any of the plan pages
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-07-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By JwWright57
Fuel tank wiring

Hi all, I canít find any reference for the connection of these wires. I looked through the plans and canít find anything. Where dies the Q6300 wire come from and what does it connect to? Same for the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By JwWright57
Yeah itís not a problem....except connectors and...

Yeah itís not a problem....except connectors and wire wasnít included.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By JwWright57
Spar pin switch jumpers

Hi all, for those who have recently finished their avionics install did the little jumpers come with your kit? Like this one? Its really unclear if I need to make these OR if they are premade...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-13-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,551
Posted By JwWright57
Wrench for fuel tank fittings

Hi all, has anyone found a wrench that works on the &$#@& fuel tank fittings? Its almost impossible to get a wrench in there.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By JwWright57
Thx Bob, yeah i thought that might be necessary

Thx Bob, yeah i thought that might be necessary
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By JwWright57
attaching the tailcone until the avionics were done

Hi all, for those folks that put off attaching the tailcone until the avionics were done what did you do about the forward rudder cable attach points?

Once all the wires start to be run it would be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,544
Posted By JwWright57
I found the leak testing more of a PIA than the...

I found the leak testing more of a PIA than the actual construction of the tank. There are SO many threads about leaky tanks it was a real worry for me. The tank would really be difficult to remove...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,499
Posted By JwWright57
I'm reposting this from the forum in case anyone...

I'm reposting this from the forum in case anyone else needs these

Abbeon is a plastics mfg company, so they have all kinds of crazy tools for plastic.

https://www.abbeon.com/Item--i-2118
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,499
Posted By JwWright57
Thx for all the encouragement, so far so good. I...

Thx for all the encouragement, so far so good. I finished drilling the side skirts today and no disasters so far.

Another QQ, Plexi drill bits....
I'm looking at the aft window installation and I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,802
Posted By JwWright57
I feel your pain! Finding any CFI's these days...

I feel your pain! Finding any CFI's these days can be a real challenge. Most seem to work for the schools that are only interested in training the next airline pilot
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-21-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,499
Posted By JwWright57
Triming canopy

Hey all, Iím starting on the canopy and just curious how much did you have to trim it to get a good fit? The plans state you can elongate the canopy latch hole a tad, was that necessary? I think i...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,736
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks for looking up all the parts guys you...

Thanks for looking up all the parts guys you people are the best!:)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,539
Posted By JwWright57
Does the 12is have different size wing attach...

Does the 12is have different size wing attach points? The medium size expander is too large to fit in the bushing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,971
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks for the update Mark

Thanks for the update Mark
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,971
Posted By JwWright57
Where Have All the Homebuilts Gone?

New Kitplans article lays out the 2019 completions and Vans only has 3 Rv-12s out of a 199 Rvs completed....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,358
Posted By JwWright57
Thumbs up Ed how about some pictures of your new magic...

Ed how about some pictures of your new magic carpet?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,539
Posted By JwWright57
I know the front one is good because you can see...

I know the front one is good because you can see the top orientation looking in the slot. Cant tell about the rear. Im tempted to remove the rear spar cap slot i can probably get to it from the rear...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2020, 03:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,539
Posted By JwWright57
here are some...

here are some pics
https://photos.app.goo.gl/et21qT2XzGtd2hoa9
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,539
Posted By JwWright57
Hi all a quick update. I've tried everything I...

Hi all a quick update. I've tried everything I can think of with the left wing (trimmed the bottom skin a tad, took the plastic stop block down maybe a 1/6th and as a last resort took the aft stub...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,754
Posted By JwWright57
Talking All great questions and I'd like the answers also!

All great questions and I'd like the answers also!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,784
Posted By JwWright57
Bobby - during the finish kit you need to fit the...

Bobby - during the finish kit you need to fit the wings to the fuse also there are several steps where the wings are needed (like drilling the flaparon brackets).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 979
Posted By JwWright57
Question Canopy frame needs adjusting

Hey all need some advice. My canopy frame fits pretty good except for the forward BB section. Its flush with the sides instead of being 1/32 bigger (see the little pieces of blue tape). I don?t see...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-31-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,048
Posted By JwWright57
Thumbs down I think this is one part of the kit where Vans...

I think this is one part of the kit where Vans really missed the boat. There isn't any reason the clearance in this critical spot should be so prone to rubbing. Why wasn't the flap mixer designed to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By JwWright57
Question Can I work on the canopy before attaching the tail?

I'm waiting on attaching the tail cone until the engine and avionics pieces are done. Can I work on the canopy BEFORE putting the back window in?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-13-2020, 02:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,539
Posted By JwWright57
I don't have the wing wiring point installed in...

I don't have the wing wiring point installed in the fuse yet so i'm good with clearance there. The ratchet straps are a good idea. At this point i'm going to try again and take lots of pictures so I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,539
Posted By JwWright57
Any other RV-12 builders near Charlotte NC?

Any other RV-12 builders near Charlotte NC?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2020, 01:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,539
Posted By JwWright57
Sorry the other wing not fit thread is corrupted some how...

hey folks - i'm fitting my wings into the fuse for the first time and can't get the dam thing to go in all the way. The bushings are off maybe a 1/4-3/16 inch. Nothing seems to be binding. I'm really...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,132
Posted By JwWright57
Thx Charlie. Yes I called Matco and they said the...

Thx Charlie. Yes I called Matco and they said the same thing. LOL I also noticed in the instructions from Matco they don't list the washer. I'm so used to following the plans exactly that when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,336
Posted By JwWright57
Jake - your 7 looks amazing!

Jake - your 7 looks amazing!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,166
Posted By JwWright57
Rob - I dont have the plans in front of me...

Rob - I dont have the plans in front of me but..there are several spots where you do countersink both sides of a part. The 426 rivet shop head gets "mostly" counter sunk (the shop head never seems to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 631
Posted By JwWright57
Axle washer 35is/U-05 figure 2

FYI I just got off the phone with Matco because this washer was missing from my brake/wheel kit. Tech support says the Rv12 plans are obsolete for this step, they've incorporated the washer into the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,132
Posted By JwWright57
I have the latest and greatest. I've been...

I have the latest and greatest. I've been wondering how they ever drilled the gear legs! It seems like magic LOL.....;)

I checked and didn't see any plan revisions that changed anything.

FYI I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,132
Posted By JwWright57
Wheel bearing fun

Man these wheels are really a PIA lol

First i had them assembled incorrectly, valve was pointed towards the inside of the rim. :eek: Changed it around and all was good.

Checked the toe/in out with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,921
Posted By JwWright57
Exclamation Isn't this all ironic? These things are stupid...

Isn't this all ironic? These things are stupid expensive and are "Aviation" quality. You'd think quality control would be better.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,921
Posted By JwWright57
Like most people I had a lot of fun with the long...

Like most people I had a lot of fun with the long cheryymax rivets, they were a real PIA. What seemed to work best is to pull them REALLY slowly with a manual puller. The air puller didn't work at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-27-2020, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By JwWright57
thanks folks

thanks folks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By JwWright57
Peel Ply for canopy work & Exhaust shield tape

hi all - QQ for those of you that used peel ply for the canopy fiberglass work, how much did you need? I see options to buy 2 yards OR a 9 inch by 60 inch piece.

Also, in the finish kit plans there...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-10-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,372
Posted By JwWright57
yes getting the ADSB-in for sure, you'd have to...

yes getting the ADSB-in for sure, you'd have to be crazy not to in a new installation.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2020, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,372
Posted By JwWright57
Thumbs up thanks guys

thanks guys
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,372
Posted By JwWright57
Question What is in the Avionics kit?

I can't find any details on what exactly is in the avionics kit. Does anyone have that? I'm assuming there is a transponder (with adsb-out) but i can't find that stated anywhere.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-06-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,082
Posted By JwWright57
Here is my finish kit time line; Initial kit...

Here is my finish kit time line;

Initial kit lead time 12 weeks (which I planned for)

called about week 13 since i had heard absolutely nothing and was given another 5 weeks due to back ordered...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-06-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,082
Posted By JwWright57
Angry Finish kit wait times

Anyone else having issues getting all the pieces for the finish kit? I ordered mine July 5th and AM STILL WAITING for some pieces! It's getting ridiculous. I called Vans today (they never seem to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-27-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,991
Posted By JwWright57
Beautiful Carl!

Beautiful Carl!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,242
Posted By JwWright57
---Another decision is one screen or two? For all...

---Another decision is one screen or two? For all of you two screen'ers what do you have on each screen? Is the right screen easily reachable from the left seat? Easy to see for some older...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 14,242
Posted By JwWright57
Hey Jerre, i'm at the same point in my 12 build....

Hey Jerre, i'm at the same point in my 12 build. One thing I noticed is the different types of weather data available. I believe only Garmin has the XM weather (lol not sure if that is a thing or...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-09-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 15,025
Posted By JwWright57
Tom, I can't imagine what you must be going...

Tom,
I can't imagine what you must be going through. I'm very sorry for Suzanne's loss.

Remember all the good times and keep them close.

May she rest in peace.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-05-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,525
Posted By JwWright57
Yeah I think everyone has a story about deburring...

Yeah I think everyone has a story about deburring wing ribs. It took me FOREVER on my 12 to do all the ribs. I ended up using sandpaper, deburring tool, Big Scotchbrite wheel on the long edges and a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-05-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,784
Posted By JwWright57
You can construct the 12 in this order; Emp...

You can construct the 12 in this order;

Emp Kit
Fuse kit
wing kit
finish kit

Part of the finish kit is the final assembly so you would want the wings done first.

FYI I followed Vans directions and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-25-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,920
Posted By JwWright57
+1 for the EAA sheet metal class. That was my...

+1 for the EAA sheet metal class. That was my reality-check to see if this was something I really wanted to do. The class was two days about 7 hours a day.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-25-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 805
Posted By JwWright57
The fit of mine was similar. I re-clecoed from...

The fit of mine was similar. I re-clecoed from the middle out and it helped a little.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,081
Posted By JwWright57
One big factor that no one has mentioned is the...

One big factor that no one has mentioned is the rivets. The Rv-12 uses pull rivets while all the other RVs use solid rivets. So the Rv-12 is easily built by one person while the other Rvs frequently...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-09-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,735
Posted By JwWright57
thanks for the replies Scott your input is always...

thanks for the replies Scott your input is always appreciated.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 20,036
Posted By JwWright57
How about some pictures Jim?

How about some pictures Jim?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,237
Posted By JwWright57
Good suggestion John

Good suggestion John
Forum: California 09-05-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,450
Posted By JwWright57
Thumbs up That's a good deed Brian! If I was closer i'd...

That's a good deed Brian! If I was closer i'd consider it but am WAY more than one hour away lol
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