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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2021, 08:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By JwWright57
Any update on your install? Iím getting ready to...

Any update on your install? Iím getting ready to do mine, how did you remove the paint from the bottom of the engine?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,406
Posted By JwWright57
Put a good dab of RTV to make sure it doesn't...

Put a good dab of RTV to make sure it doesn't fall off again
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,184
Posted By JwWright57
I slightly heated the vinyl and pulled it tight...

I slightly heated the vinyl and pulled it tight around to the back and trimmed, worked pretty good.


I put it on dry. Pricked the crew holes with an exact knife and installed with the black screws...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2021, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By JwWright57
I know me too! I really thought about putting it...

I know me too! I really thought about putting it all in excel and sharing it but never found the time.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By JwWright57
I believe they were 75 in pds. The torque should...

I believe they were 75 in pds. The torque should be in the Rotax manual
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 425
Posted By JwWright57
I have not filled them but may when I get closer...

I have not filled them but may when I get closer to painting. Having too much fly flying at this point.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-02-2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,436
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks Scott. Great information like always.

Thanks Scott. Great information like always.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,976
Views: 1,352,338
Posted By JwWright57
just gorgeous! Beautiful scheme.

just gorgeous! Beautiful scheme.
Forum: Safety 10-26-2021, 05:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,779
Posted By JwWright57
LOL that's great Dan!

LOL that's great Dan!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-26-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By JwWright57
Also safety wire the springs when they are...

Also safety wire the springs when they are installed for the final time (you'll probably take them on/off a few times until the engine and exhaust are situated properly)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,406
Posted By JwWright57
I think I ended up needing 3 different plexiglass...

I think I ended up needing 3 different plexiglass bits for the 12 and got them from McMasters.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks Bob

Thanks Bob
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 927
Posted By JwWright57
Need tap size for this fitting

Anyone know what the tap size is for this fitting?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-21-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By JwWright57
Yes totally agree. If I have to proseal the...

Yes totally agree. If I have to proseal the fitting to stop it from leaking there is no way I'm going to ever take that off again.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,353
Posted By JwWright57
Where does the sensor get located? My Skyview...

Where does the sensor get located? My Skyview came with the harness ready for it but I wasn't sure that sticking one behind the panel would give me the piece of mind I was looking for.

I'm probably...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By JwWright57
yes I was thinking the same thing. I'm going to...

yes I was thinking the same thing. I'm going to loosen the 45 as much as I can (it'll only go a qtr turn before hitting the other fitting) and throughly clean, put some pro seal on the threads and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By JwWright57
The sides are totally covered if you get the full...

The sides are totally covered if you get the full interior. I would paint everything else (I painted the entire inside and have the full interior kit)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By JwWright57
Yeah that was already done (first and second time)

Yeah that was already done (first and second time)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By JwWright57
update....... It looks like my little weep is...

update.......

It looks like my little weep is coming out of the connectors at the bottom of the tank.

I'm on my second 45degree fitting, the first one seemed like it was a little stripped and was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2021, 05:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks a ton folks. Itís what I expected and...

Thanks a ton folks. Itís what I expected and happy to be confirmed.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2021, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,078
Posted By JwWright57
I paid COD on maybe 1/2 of the kits and others...

I paid COD on maybe 1/2 of the kits and others paid before delivery. I guess it depends on the company
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,796
Posted By JwWright57
You can push down on the stabilator spar while...

You can push down on the stabilator spar while holding the front of the vertical fin and lift the front wheel off the ground. A helper can the put a saw horse on the rivet line as in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,459
Posted By JwWright57
DripÖ.dripÖ

I was going through my 12Is after the first flight and found a drip on the lower fuel tank line (feed to fuel pumps). Itís really strange. At first i thought it was oil blown back from the engine...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-06-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,211
Posted By JwWright57
To answer your original question, during setup...

To answer your original question, during setup you measure 2 inches up if I remember right. And that is your takeoff trim line. There is a step for it in the production acceptable process
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,335
Posted By JwWright57
Same here my canopy required a bit of trimming

Same here my canopy required a bit of trimming
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,514
Posted By JwWright57
You'll need a lot of the copper ones. I bought...

You'll need a lot of the copper ones. I bought the listed kit from Cleveland tools when I started, they are a good source of how much/many you'll need for any one thing. At one point doing the wings...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,196
Posted By JwWright57
Rob, the fuse kit IS a lot of work but I would...

Rob, the fuse kit IS a lot of work but I would expect you'll finish it before May.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,456
Posted By JwWright57
BTW - i flew my 5 hours for the insurance...

BTW - i flew my 5 hours for the insurance requirements up at Chesapeake Sport Flyers with Dan Wroe. Highly recommend both. They have 2 Rv-12s and Dan has 500+ hours instructing in the 12.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,183
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks Bob. I had that question also. Maybe the...

Thanks Bob. I had that question also. Maybe the POH should just say ďif the amps are positive itís switched overĒ
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2021, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,456
Posted By JwWright57
Great to hear Riley!

Great to hear Riley!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,456
Posted By JwWright57
It came out at 769 pounds

It came out at 769 pounds
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2021, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,456
Posted By JwWright57
Another completed RV-12 to add to Vans totals

I received my special airworthiness certificate last night. N26JW is official, RV-12is with the 912is engine, 3 blade prop and single screen Dynon system, full interior.

3 years and 11 months start...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,682
Posted By JwWright57
hey Joe, what kind of ADSB-in did you install? My...

hey Joe, what kind of ADSB-in did you install? My Is install is just a little antenna under the rudder pedals, pretty easy.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2021, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,249
Posted By JwWright57
Resolution is to make sure you don't forget to...

Resolution is to make sure you don't forget to plug in the air sensor. The Rotax will throw an Lane A error warning that does not seem to have anything to do with the air sensor but actually does.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,249
Posted By JwWright57
Right! But (there is always a but lol), the air...

Right! But (there is always a but lol), the air filter is a little oversize so getting those 4 screws in is a real PIA. Taking the sensor off is really easy. Just one thing to remember after...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-06-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,249
Posted By JwWright57
Funny Jim!

Funny Jim!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,249
Posted By JwWright57
Lane A fault

Hey guys Iím having an intermittent Lane A fault on my 912iS.

When i first did my install i couldnít get the Lane A fault light to go off. I removed the connector at the back of the ignition module,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,757
Posted By JwWright57
#7 i have nailed!

#7 i have nailed!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,948
Posted By JwWright57
for sure complete the rudder attach points to the...

for sure complete the rudder attach points to the rudder pedals before the avionics. And make sure of your torque for the fuel lines that run to the firewall bracket. They also are a bitch to get to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,121
Posted By JwWright57
About a million non-skids on amazon. All kinds of...

About a million non-skids on amazon. All kinds of patterns
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-29-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,979
Posted By JwWright57
Ahhh! That makes sense Scott!

Ahhh! That makes sense Scott!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-29-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,757
Posted By JwWright57
Man you guys are talking "martian"! I was hoping...

Man you guys are talking "martian"! I was hoping that the balance process would be somewhat understandable to a novice but I guess not!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,979
Posted By JwWright57
I had the same question. It's getting hot in...

I had the same question. It's getting hot in Charlotte and I was going to tighten up the cables after my inspection. I assumed when it was hotter the cables would expand and the tension would go down...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,979
Posted By JwWright57
Thumbs up Thanks Paul, you do man!

Thanks Paul, you do man!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,591
Posted By JwWright57
Step caps

Hi all, for now iíve got duck tape covering up the tube at the end of the steps, those things are sharp!

Vans sells some bullet caps for those but they are pretty pricey ($28 for some plastic...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2021, 09:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,787
Posted By JwWright57
Yep, Jeffís fixed worked for me also! Thanks bud!

Yep, Jeffís fixed worked for me also! Thanks bud!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,544
Posted By JwWright57
I bought a used pneumatic puller and only used it...

I bought a used pneumatic puller and only used it a couple times. Donít really need one except for a couple spots.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2021, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,693
Posted By JwWright57
There was a post some time ago about using bigger...

There was a post some time ago about using bigger diameter washers. Makes it way easier. Iíll try and find it. This is the route i went. Also regular grease works great to hold washers in place.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2021, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,339
Posted By JwWright57
I went the thin washer route and it worked pretty...

I went the thin washer route and it worked pretty good for me.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-26-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,251
Posted By JwWright57
Did you look in section 5 for the normal torque...

Did you look in section 5 for the normal torque for those bolts? I donít recall if they are different
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,872
Posted By JwWright57
Where is he located?

Where is he located?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,872
Posted By JwWright57
Any new RV-12 transition training available in...

Any new RV-12 transition training available in the NC area?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,468
Posted By JwWright57
And.....make sure you drill the pass through...

And.....make sure you drill the pass through holes for the bushings BEFORE you put the side skins on.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2021, 07:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,263
Posted By JwWright57
I donít recall the spacing changing during that...

I donít recall the spacing changing during that SB. I used big washers (from a post way back when) that glue in and stay in great
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,105
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks for the heads up Rob. Iíve never thought...

Thanks for the heads up Rob. Iíve never thought of opening that up.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,026
Posted By JwWright57
One option is to sand it down and cover it with...

One option is to sand it down and cover it with some vinyl. Like carbon fiber look, etc.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,174
Posted By JwWright57
Safety wire exhaust springs?

Hey Iím reading the Rotax install manual and they specify safety wiring the exhaust springs. I donít recall seeing that in the plans
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks bud, that was my idea also.

Thanks bud, that was my idea also.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 23,249
Posted By JwWright57
Great idea Tony

Great idea Tony
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-31-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,076
Posted By JwWright57
Rear window

Hey folks Iím getting ready to install the rear window and looking at the instructions they call for fuel tank sealant on the turtle deck skins but nothing on the roll bar. Whats to stop water from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,273
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks folks

Thanks folks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2021, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks guys. Autopilot servo and adhars are...

Thanks guys. Autopilot servo and adhars are installed.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 853
Posted By JwWright57
Attaching tailcone

Iíve done all I can think of and am ready to attach the tailcone.

All the fuel pumps and lines are in.
All the avionics wires have been run.
Fuel system has been pressure tested.

Any other little...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,273
Posted By JwWright57
Moving to the airport

Hi guys, Iím about ready to move my project to the hanger (99% done).

I donít have a big truck or trailer so Iím thinking a flatbed tow truck (Iíve seen them used in the past for this)

For the...
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