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Forum: Texas (North) Yesterday, 05:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By jrock836
Yes, I have my LSRI-A Certificate now. The class...

Yes, I have my LSRI-A Certificate now. The class was okay. Nothing earth shattering, but just a required hoop to jump through for the FAA. It consisted of basically quick overviews of the various...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-15-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,446
Posted By jrock836
It depends on context and who you're talking to.....

It depends on context and who you're talking to.. In the RV12, Rotax 912ULS world, Mogas is 91+ octane every day automotive gasoline, up to 10% ethanol, found at at any gas station and it burns just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,077
Posted By jrock836
I gotcha.. Sorry, I honestly didn't even notice...

I gotcha.. Sorry, I honestly didn't even notice you were directing it towards Scott..

When do the new and improved INSULATED RV12 specific fuel lines get released? :)

Have a great day.. Joe - -
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2021, 02:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,077
Posted By jrock836
I'm not going to claim that I understand and know...

I'm not going to claim that I understand and know all of the various issues, but this is what comes to mind for me..

RV12's fuel tank is lower than the carbs and engine driven pump, so yes tank...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,709
Posted By jrock836
Check your PMs..

Check your PMs..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By jrock836
Had never seen those before..Pretty cool.....

Had never seen those before..Pretty cool..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl_zYF7l-1g



Thanks Tim.. You don't even want to know how much I've spent this month on the airplane! If I bought those...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By jrock836
I'll take a look.. Thanks Mark..

I'll take a look.. Thanks Mark..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By jrock836
Okay thanks Mel.. I probably should have just...

Okay thanks Mel.. I probably should have just done my research before asking the questions.. Lazy I guess.. I now see I can buy a 3/32 rivet set tool for cheap too. The rivets may not come out...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By jrock836
Thanks.. Rather than borrowing tools from...

Thanks.. Rather than borrowing tools from someone, if there's a quick low cost way to just get it done, that's what I'm shooting for..

So it looks like they are 3/32" rivets.. So a 3/32" dimple die...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 809
Posted By jrock836
Low Cost Options Please

I didn't build my plane, so I don't have a bunch of airplane sheet metal experience and tools. When I built my Cobra kit car, I just drilled holes, cleco'd everything together and pulled rivets.

I...
Forum: Southeast 05-13-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 168
Posted By jrock836
The KAGS Class D goes up to 2600', not sure where...

The KAGS Class D goes up to 2600', not sure where you're seeing the 2900'..? Anyway, not really a factor if you're coming from the West. Just don't overshoot KDNL and accidentally wander into KAGS...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 324
Posted By jrock836
Cable Rattle during Vx Climb Out

Shortly after buying my plane I had an incident that definitely got my attention. During climb out I had a very loud rattle/metallic slapping noise coming from behind me. It was loud enough that it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,122
Posted By jrock836
Haha... I bet way more than half here have no...

Haha... I bet way more than half here have no idea what you're talking about.. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,122
Posted By jrock836
For something like an extra buck, Van's includes...

For something like an extra buck, Van's includes the appropriate connector to match up with the "Packard" connector.. Either way, I guess you either cut the plane's wiring harness, or the connector...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By jrock836
You made me look it up, because I had compiled a...

You made me look it up, because I had compiled a list of everything I needed to do during my current Condition Inspection, and that didn't make my list...

I show the Fuel Return Assembly is on a 10...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,122
Posted By jrock836
Maybe the connector on the positive lead?

Maybe the connector on the positive lead?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-12-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By jrock836
Glad you got it.. Too bad Van’s can’t solve the...

Glad you got it.. Too bad Van’s can’t solve the communication with customers problem that clearly continues to exist.. I can give them a pass on a lot of things but not communication. Sending an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By jrock836
That’s good news, especially since Jim has...

That’s good news, especially since Jim has already looked at the rigging and construction that was done by the builder..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,122
Posted By jrock836
I finally broke down and called Van’s.. Mine was...

I finally broke down and called Van’s.. Mine was finally shipped yesterday, along with new washer head screws for the cowling and the Baggage Area Modification Kit.

Have you installed the new pump...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 05-11-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By jrock836
Sounds like a fun day trip from Texas. I’ll put...

Sounds like a fun day trip from Texas. I’ll put it on the calendar.. Fingers crossed for good weather and I’ll try to remember my overalls, if a non-member is allowed to wear them! :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By jrock836
The current Rotax manual gives a range, 5.5-6 bar...

The current Rotax manual gives a range, 5.5-6 bar / 80-87 psi.. I did mine at 80, since prior mechanics used 80.. I think they changed the manual to make things easier for the mechanics that use PSI...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-11-2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 547
Posted By jrock836
EZ Turn or other products on NPTs.. Nothing on...

EZ Turn or other products on NPTs.. Nothing on flared fittings..

https://www.kitplanes.com/best-practices-sealants/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By jrock836
Smile Can someone pass me some popcorn and a beer...

Can someone pass me some popcorn and a beer please?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By jrock836
Mine is a couple of years after yours and it has...

Mine is a couple of years after yours and it has teflon. Tom knows his business. If he told you they were teflon, I would trust his opinion..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 10:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By jrock836
I took a class from him in Florida a few weeks...

I took a class from him in Florida a few weeks ago. He DID close his shop.. He still does freelance work from time to time I believe.. I don't have his contact info, but the folks at Rainbow Aviation...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,000
Posted By jrock836
Very unique.. I'll definitely know it's YOU if I...

Very unique.. I'll definitely know it's YOU if I ever see your plane! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 710
Posted By jrock836
I personally have had only great experiences with...

I personally have had only great experiences with Stewart Transport and I have heard the same from many, many other people... It's a small family owned company that specializes in shipping kit car...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-08-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,855
Posted By jrock836
Hoping to be there!!

Hoping to be there!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 14,420
Posted By jrock836
Man, that was an old thread.. but yes, 13:1 is...

Man, that was an old thread.. but yes, 13:1 is the clean glide ratio of an RV12.. I'm not following all your other calculations and figures.. I believe you have lots of mixed up abbreviations, terms...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 06:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,706
Posted By jrock836
Wow, that DIY repair turned out GREAT! Nice job!

Wow, that DIY repair turned out GREAT! Nice job!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-04-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By jrock836
Did you order a -2 or a -4 4002 camloc? What is...

Did you order a -2 or a -4 4002 camloc? What is the diameter of the "cup"? I believe different series of camlocs have different diameters of cups designed for different diameter grommets.

The 2700...
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-04-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By jrock836
There is not a set service limit on the battery.....

There is not a set service limit on the battery.. but... we all know batteries tend to start degrading with age/use. Also, if you plan to fly to remote locations without the possibility of being able...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By jrock836
These should give you some choices to consider...

These should give you some choices to consider contacting..

https://rotaxirmt.com/locator

https://rainbowaviation.com/?page_id=4854
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-04-2021, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,979
Posted By jrock836
When you talk about the RV12 being capable of...

When you talk about the RV12 being capable of doing a turn back from 500 ft and landing on the departure end of the runaway, I think there's some variables that could make a differene..

When one...
Forum: Reviews 05-03-2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 798
Posted By jrock836
Expensive Week!

This was certainly an expensive week,, but I'm really impressed with what I got!

I ordered and received the Compression Leak Down Gauges from Aircraft Tool Supply. Yes, they were a little more...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,979
Posted By jrock836
Normally I'm at about 65 kts as I turn base to...

Normally I'm at about 65 kts as I turn base to final, and I try to be at 60 kts as I cross the numbers.. From that point on my eyes are looking outside and the rest is feel after that! :)

Dan...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-01-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,569
Posted By jrock836
That sounds good.. Mine is on order from Van's...

That sounds good.. Mine is on order from Van's and will hopefully get here in a few days..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-30-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,706
Posted By jrock836
There you go! Call the paintless dent repair...

There you go! Call the paintless dent repair company! lol... Just kidding.. Sorry about the damage, but glad you're still with us!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,979
Posted By jrock836
I just discovered that 180 degree approach /...

I just discovered that 180 degree approach / power off landings are no longer a part of the Private Pilot curriculum! What the heck? When did that happen? Man, I'm really getting old! I wonder if...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,979
Posted By jrock836
Serious obstacles both sides that will probably...

Serious obstacles both sides that will probably kill me and I'm at 800 AGL... Yep, I'm probably going to live or die after turning back.. A stall/spin will probably kill me too, thus why I think I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,979
Posted By jrock836
Good comments and I agree 100%..

Good comments and I agree 100%..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,979
Posted By jrock836
Thanks.. Surprised by the number of negative...

Thanks.. Surprised by the number of negative comments in that thread. Had no idea it was such a controversial topic.. I wasn't trying to open another can of worms.. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,979
Posted By jrock836
A 6000 ft runway gives you a lot more options,...

A 6000 ft runway gives you a lot more options, since you normally get to spend the last 2/3's+ of the runway climbing out.. I will hopefully get to move my plane off of its short 2000 ft grass runway...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,979
Posted By jrock836
I hope so Bill... I hope so...

I hope so Bill... I hope so...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,979
Posted By jrock836
RV12 Turn Backs

All of the talk about vapor lock got me to thinking about "turn backs". I personally haven't practiced turn backs in my RV12, but will certainly make a point of getting it done very soon(at a safe...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,569
Posted By jrock836
Good catch.. I had forgotten about that Service...

Good catch.. I had forgotten about that Service Letter.... Either way, glad it's not a vapor lock issue..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,569
Posted By jrock836
I'm trying to learn everything I can about the...

I'm trying to learn everything I can about the 912ULS and vapor lock issues, so I'm clearly not an expert, but the first thing that I would have checked is the possibility of a defective/worn out/not...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2021, 07:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By jrock836
9 year old, $50 pump? YES... I have an 8 year...

9 year old, $50 pump? YES... I have an 8 year old pump and a $50 pump on order, only because I have the plane opened up in that area and don't want to test the "no time limit" replacement...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2021, 10:41 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,569
Posted By jrock836
Any hypothesis on why vapor lock would cause EFIS...

Any hypothesis on why vapor lock would cause EFIS to sense high fuel flow?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,639
Posted By jrock836
Does "happy wife, happy life" mean anything to...

Does "happy wife, happy life" mean anything to you? :)

Plus flying in with an RV12. Don't really have the useful load to carry a bunch of camping supplies.. And if I were to ship it all both ways,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,639
Posted By jrock836
I just booked a $75 per night dorm room at the...

I just booked a $75 per night dorm room at the university a few days ago.. No A/C, so hopefully the weather will be mild..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,639
Posted By jrock836
Time to BUG OUT! Now what?

So if a pilot decides that he has had all of the beehive action he can stand, what is the best (safest) way to bug out and head to an alternate location?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,569
Posted By jrock836
Well unfortunately, I can't say that I know 100%...

Well unfortunately, I can't say that I know 100% what to expect with regard to EFIS data when vapor lock occurs. I don't know that fuel pressure or fuel flow would show a drop during vapor lock. Is...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-27-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,058
Posted By jrock836
I read someone here on VAF that it has been sold..

I read someone here on VAF that it has been sold..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,639
Posted By jrock836
I'm sure every pilot going to OSH will completely...

I'm sure every pilot going to OSH will completely read, comprehend all 31 pages of the 2021 NOTAM and execute it exactly as written.. (Couldn't find a good sarcasm meme..) :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-27-2021, 10:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 941
Posted By jrock836
I would just call and see what they can or can't...

I would just call and see what they can or can't tell you. I'm sure you probably saw the info on the website about their backlog of orders and supply chain issues they are currently dealing with.....
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-27-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By jrock836
Sounds good.. Lightening Aircraft West (Greg...

Sounds good.. Lightening Aircraft West (Greg Hobbs) is close to Marana Airport too.. Private dirt strip.. If he can't or won't do it, there's a good chance he might know someone that can..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,077
Posted By jrock836
Thank you.. That was my understanding, but wanted...

Thank you.. That was my understanding, but wanted to make sure I wasn't misinterpreting something..

New fuel lines going in (over 5 years old). Cleaning all the filters. New engine driven pump...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2021, 09:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,077
Posted By jrock836
Thanks for the reply.. So is it your stance that...

Thanks for the reply.. So is it your stance that upgrading to the 40135 fuel pump will have no effect on whether or not an aircraft is is going to experience vapor lock in the future? I'll save the...
Forum: West (and Southwest) 04-26-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By jrock836
Have you asked around Marana airport? Or...

Have you asked around Marana airport? Or contacted the people at Lightning Aircraft West? You probably already tried that, but just thought I would throw it out there..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,627
Posted By jrock836
Politics, Covid, Adverse Weather Events, Up tick...

Politics, Covid, Adverse Weather Events, Up tick in demand..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2021, 11:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,077
Posted By jrock836
For those with a non-switched electric pump, they...

For those with a non-switched electric pump, they can confirm operation of both by confirming electric pump pressure before starting engine. After starting engine, pressure should increase if...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,217
Posted By jrock836
If a Tesla can go to space, I can't see why it...

If a Tesla can go to space, I can't see why it would be bad for an RV12! :) Just be sure to take a spacesuit with you!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By jrock836
Unrelated, but Harbor Freight has gone to shiat.....

Unrelated, but Harbor Freight has gone to shiat.. Haven't seen a 20% off coupon in months.. Finally unsubscribed from their mailings and texts...
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