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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-27-2021, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By printbr
Tip of the week: I think I got this tip from...

Tip of the week:

I think I got this tip from someone on this forum. I have found that a strong shoelace works like a charm to pull those springs on and off. And it does not nick the spring end...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,195
Posted By printbr
On a Rotax that would be pretty much the same...

On a Rotax that would be pretty much the same thing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2021, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 831
Posted By printbr
Try this link to find Rotax technicians in the...

Try this link to find Rotax technicians in the area.

https://rotaxirmt.com/locator

Also you don't need an A&P look for an LSRM They will be familiar with Rotax and Light Sport Aircraft. Here is a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-29-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,159
Posted By printbr
I took the Lockwood IRMT class as well and can...

I took the Lockwood IRMT class as well and can confirm that this this the reason they give.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,109
Posted By printbr
I replaced the exhaust system in my Classic 12....

I replaced the exhaust system in my Classic 12. It improved the oil overheating problem significantly. This was a hot summer and I never had a yellow indicator for oil temp. Last year before the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,792
Posted By printbr
Soot off the belly? I had that once when I oiled...

Soot off the belly? I had that once when I oiled my air filter with the squirt type bottle. There ended up being way too much oil in the air filter and it sucked the excess oil into the carb and ran...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,553
Posted By printbr
I will get data the next time I go up. The smoke...

I will get data the next time I go up. The smoke is filling in here so I'm not sure when I will fly next.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2021, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,553
Posted By printbr
So far I’ve only had one flight with the new...

So far I’ve only had one flight with the new exhaust so nothing definitive yet. But the old system on an 80 to 85 degree day I would be in the yellow zone around 1000 agl and have to level off and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2021, 08:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,553
Posted By printbr
Quite right it was co I was going in to change it...

Quite right it was co I was going in to change it when I saw your post so thanks for the correction.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,553
Posted By printbr
I just installed the new Exhaust EX-00044 on my...

I just installed the new Exhaust EX-00044 on my Classic RV12. Some observations. Before the change I was getting a rather high CO reading in the cockpit during climb-out. Like 45ppm. Then in cruise...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2021, 01:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,299
Posted By printbr
It will also add weight. If you are hangaring it...

It will also add weight. If you are hangaring it I would probably choose not to add the 2nd coat. But you may find the extra shine is worth $2,000.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,211
Posted By printbr
I agree with this. My first oil change I pulled...

I agree with this. My first oil change I pulled the lower cowl and found a brand new oil hose had been rubbing against an exhaust tube. It chafed all the way through the fire sleeve. Now I always...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2021, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,863
Posted By printbr
I have always wondered the same thing. It seems...

I have always wondered the same thing. It seems completely unnecessary.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2021, 01:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,663
Posted By printbr
Cammy Patch of Glass Cockpit Aviation in Boise,...

Cammy Patch of Glass Cockpit Aviation in Boise, ID did in fact get her A&P after her LSRM-A. She may be able to shed more light on the actual documentation. I do know that she meticulously documented...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2021, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,212
Posted By printbr
Early morning is key around here. Many mountain...

Early morning is key around here. Many mountain flying pilot will not fly past noon. Mornings are generally pretty smooth.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-25-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,253
Posted By printbr
Very timely, I just had two break in the past few...

Very timely, I just had two break in the past few weeks. Thanks for all the info.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2021, 05:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,019
Posted By printbr
Slowing down to 90 knots really helps out in...

Slowing down to 90 knots really helps out in turbulence.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 08:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By printbr
I am an LSRM and IRMT in Eastern Wa. Not super...

I am an LSRM and IRMT in Eastern Wa. Not super close. But if you canít find anyone closer I may be able to help.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,357
Posted By printbr
Since it is inconsistent it could be as simple as...

Since it is inconsistent it could be as simple as a cross wind. While taxiing and there is a wind blowing at the side of the tail it will push the nose the opposite direction and you will have to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,609
Posted By printbr
And a big uptick in orders and it has been a...

And a big uptick in orders and it has been a tough year for Van's
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,609
Posted By printbr
I know it is frustrating but many businesses are...

I know it is frustrating but many businesses are dealing with supply chain problems. This Pandemic has affected my business, and I am afraid we may be dealing with supply issues for quite some time...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,782
Posted By printbr
I flew mine from San Antonio, TX to Richland WA,...

I flew mine from San Antonio, TX to Richland WA, just up the river from the OP. I crossed the Rockies through a pass south of Salt Lake.

I am hoping to fly to Osh in the next couple of years and I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,288
Posted By printbr
I was having similar issues with serial #34. Same...

I was having similar issues with serial #34. Same configuration. I bought the Odyssey brand battery charger made specifically for the model battery we use and left it on for several weeks during...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,246
Posted By printbr
I had similar looking oil coming out the end of...

I had similar looking oil coming out the end of the exhaust and found that I had oiled the air filter way too much. Since it is happening only the one side of the engine I would suspect the oil is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,755
Posted By printbr
Except that there have not been any courses...

Except that there have not been any courses offered for almost a year now. I was signed up to attend both courses scheduled for this week but it was cancelled once again due to COVID restrictions. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2021, 11:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,379
Posted By printbr
He did say above 10,000 which one would have to...

He did say above 10,000 which one would have to pass through to get to class A. Unless you were in Nepal.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2021, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 10,379
Posted By printbr
Only 96 hours in 10 years and sitting in Florida....

Only 96 hours in 10 years and sitting in Florida. That thing will be a corrosion nightmare.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,021
Posted By printbr
That placard and limitation only applies to SLSA...

That placard and limitation only applies to SLSA aircraft. The placard and limitation is not required for E-LSA aircraft.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,834
Posted By printbr
Was this friend in Minnesota around 2010? If so I...

Was this friend in Minnesota around 2010? If so I have that RV12 now. It was rebuilt and flying. I did take off once without latching the canopy and immediately noticed before leaving the ground so...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-18-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,448
Posted By printbr
I am in Richland WA That's in Southeastern WA....

I am in Richland WA That's in Southeastern WA. You are welcome to come take a look. We can fly if the weather allows.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,256
Posted By printbr
I was looking at that plane when it was for sale....

I was looking at that plane when it was for sale. He had pulled that smoke system out by then.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,876
Posted By printbr
The piston wall clearance on the 912 is 0 to...

The piston wall clearance on the 912 is 0 to .02mm. That is tight. Tighter than almost any other engine that I know of. The cylinders are coated with an extremely hard material. With such tight...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-10-2020, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,778
Posted By printbr
Or you can just run a strip or 2 of aluminum tape...

Or you can just run a strip or 2 of aluminum tape across the oil cooler.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-03-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,236
Posted By printbr
Since most of us have to get the prop dynamically...

Since most of us have to get the prop dynamically balanced have them do the wheel at the same time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0HPJjKXzzE
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2020, 12:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,878
Posted By printbr
You may want to try calling EAA and explaining...

You may want to try calling EAA and explaining your problem to them. They may have other solutions or may be able to explain the LSA rules to the lender. I know they have been very instrumental in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-01-2020, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,878
Posted By printbr
EAA has setup just that kind of financing through...

EAA has setup just that kind of financing through NAFCO. Logon to EAA.ORG and look it up in Pilot Resources. You may need to join EAA which you should have done already. If not you should do so ASAP....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-24-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,839
Posted By printbr
I just purchased one as well and am waiting for...

I just purchased one as well and am waiting for it to be shipped. I plan to provide the service to others. So if anyone needs to balance I am in Eastern Washington. I will be doing them for free for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,860
Posted By printbr
In the Light Sport world SB's are equivalent to...

In the Light Sport world SB's are equivalent to AD's in the Certificated world.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2020, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,063
Posted By printbr
To take it one step further. For those that have...

To take it one step further.

For those that have done the 200 hour Carb inspection. How is the best way to remove the Carburetor without removing the cables ends? And therefore resynching everything.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 12,971
Posted By printbr
Sounds like a great day of flying.

Sounds like a great day of flying.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2020, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,377
Posted By printbr
Check out this guys channel. I think he is in...

Check out this guys channel. I think he is in Australia. He put that engine in and then had serious problems before he even flew it and had to completely replace the engine. At his...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,377
Posted By printbr
There are a lot of interesting designs of engines...

There are a lot of interesting designs of engines out there. And many of them may turn out to be proven aircraft engines. But I am not a test pilot and am not at all interested in being the Guinee...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-11-2020, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,401
Posted By printbr
One year ago I was in the same boat you are in....

One year ago I was in the same boat you are in. The Maintenance Manual has a list of tools needed for General Maintenance of the airplane. I believe it is in the first section of the manual. I have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,880
Posted By printbr
I had the same thing happen recently. It turned...

I had the same thing happen recently. It turned out to be a broken insulator around the electrode on a spark plug. If it runs rough when lane A is turned off then check the #1 & 3 bottom plugs and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,475
Posted By printbr
Mine just turned 618TT on my 912ULS built in...

Mine just turned 618TT on my 912ULS built in 2009. I too am using Mobil 1 full synthetic. However I am losing oil out the vent tube. The oil is clean but noticeable on the bottom of the belly. When...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-21-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,592
Posted By printbr
First of all I am by no means an expert. I did...

First of all I am by no means an expert. I did attend the LSRM course at Rainbow early this year and we had a discussion on the corrosiveness of Ethanol. I know Vans has changed their sealant formula...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,592
Posted By printbr
I too had fuel smell in the cockpit. When I did...

I too had fuel smell in the cockpit. When I did my first annual after purchasing the plane, I found weeps from the fuel tank. Again right around the sender plate. The previous owner used Ethanol fuel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,046
Posted By printbr
My RV-12 has the Dynon D-180 so it did not show a...

My RV-12 has the Dynon D-180 so it did not show a big red X. I ordered the EGT probe from Dynon,Installed it and all is right with the world once again.

So just FYI a bad EGT probe on a Dynon D-180...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,415
Posted By printbr
The procedure is in the Maintenance Manual. You...

The procedure is in the Maintenance Manual. You can download it from Van's. It states that you weight it with Oil and Coolant but no fuel.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,070
Posted By printbr
Great post about the lower cowl Tony. I also use...

Great post about the lower cowl Tony. I also use the painters tape with great success. The previous owner also told me to put an old sock around the exhaust pipe coming out of the cowl. That too will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,070
Posted By printbr
If the EXH 1202 requires no replacements why...

If the EXH 1202 requires no replacements why don't they just replace the EX 0017's with the EXH 1202?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,046
Posted By printbr
I was on downwind this morning and pulled the...

I was on downwind this morning and pulled the power back to setup for landing when I got a warning tone. I looked and one of the EGT's was at over 2000 degrees. I figured right away it must be an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2020, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,535
Posted By printbr
This is why you have an experimental. DIY!!

This is why you have an experimental. DIY!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,715
Posted By printbr
I take issue with the fact that you call 61...

I take issue with the fact that you call 61 elderly. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,131
Posted By printbr
Claude: It looks like your RV-12 is an SLSA....

Claude:

It looks like your RV-12 is an SLSA. That means your mechanic does not have the option of choosing not to comply with Van's SB's. Somebody correct me if I am wrong but I believe they are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,640
Posted By printbr
Lockwood Aviation has a several videos on the...

Lockwood Aviation has a several videos on the Rotax 912. The Gentleman in the video says that burping is only for checking oil level. He further states that if you check the level before burping and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,544
Posted By printbr
I sent you a PM also, but I had the same issue...

I sent you a PM also, but I had the same issue with a frayed choke cable. I bought the smallest diameter shrink tubing I could find. I found it at Harbor Freight and had to get the assortment pack to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,757
Posted By printbr
I just finished my CI and found a very small weep...

I just finished my CI and found a very small weep coming from the Fuel Flow Transducer. I pulled out the sensor and removed the fittings, cleaned them up and used thread sealant to reinstall them....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,238
Posted By printbr
Here is a great tube straightening trick....

Here is a great tube straightening trick.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-wbErheI14
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-22-2020, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,405
Posted By printbr
I believe you can run up to 30 percent 100LL and...

I believe you can run up to 30 percent 100LL and be OK with full Synthetic oil. When I bought my RV-12 the previous owner ran Mobil Synthetic in it and I flew it home 1700 miles and of course had to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,511
Posted By printbr
THE RV Guru is Vic Syracuse at Base Leg Aviation...

THE RV Guru is Vic Syracuse at Base Leg Aviation in Georgia. He travels a lot to do pre-buy inspections and is quite reasonably priced. So if it is a guru you need. He's the guy. His contact info is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,343
Posted By printbr
Run a strip of masking tape, (the blue stuff...

Run a strip of masking tape, (the blue stuff works well), around the cowling edge before removing and leave it on until you return the cowling to service. This will help greatly in protecting the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,210
Posted By printbr
I bought my RV12 a few months ago. The previous...

I bought my RV12 a few months ago. The previous owner installed the The RV12 oil line from TS Flightlines. Saturday I took it up for a quick flight to warm things up and then brought it in for an oil...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,032
Posted By printbr
Assuming a Rotax 912ULS the Rotax manual states...

Assuming a Rotax 912ULS the Rotax manual states the static RPM should not be less than 5200 RPM at Wide Open Throttle (WOT). Rotax Owners website says that it is desirable to achieve 5500 to 5800 RPM...
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