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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-27-2020, 05:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,154
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Maybe - how badly do you want it?

My recommendations as follows. First, find someone who is building an RV and ask to visit him/her while he/she is working on his/her project. In my opinion, this is the most important piece of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,768
Posted By E. D. Eliot
False News?

Lotta false news everywhere - lieing is not a new thing with the human race. Funny
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,286
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Soaring for fun?

Anybody soar or thermal a 12? Can it be done reasonably? Safely?
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 06-21-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 228,142
Posted By E. D. Eliot
9 Upgrade?

For selfish reasons I'd like to see Van's upgrade the RV-9 kit. Modern CNC layout like the 12 and 14. Maybe add and bless the inclusion of a little more fuel and a 360/IO360 options.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,903
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Electrical?

I am pretty sure that I will need more than 18 amps? in order to power this system and my efis etc. Any thoughts on adding another alternator to the stock Rotax system? Or?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-20-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,388
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Ppart number of kit please

Patrick - good info - please list the part number of the 'kit' and what is included in it. Thanks for the helpful info.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-07-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you

To those who answered my call for information - thank you - I appreciate that you took the time to respond.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-07-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 627
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Trim Tab position???

As noted below in my posting of yesterday. I have completed assembling my trim tab assembly and while test fitting it, I find that the bottom of the trim tab assembly touches the fiberglass of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-06-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 561
Posted By E. D. Eliot
AST assembly - something wrong?

I've completed the updates of the new anti servo assembly and temporarily installed it on my still yet to be completed RV-12 build. I followed the assembly instructions exactly (I think). Noticed...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-28-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 16,088
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Loose battery connection?

My guess - loose battery connection. Whatever it was I always start off suspecting the easy and/or cheep things!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-26-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,364
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Reply to Rob

The whole case of the new servo appears to be a high grade plastic - almost like bakelite like. I will use my modified aluminum hold down pieces anyway as they distribute the holding force well. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-25-2020, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,364
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Got my new elevatir trim servo

Decided to just replace my new -not yet installed trim servo and after contacting them, sent it in to Ray Allen Co. last Monday. Got the new modal last Friday. The new one is a little 'fatter' and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-20-2020, 06:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,332
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you, Ken

I appreciate your constructive and informative answer to my question. Your link to a way to order parts is exactly what I needed. I appreciate you.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 830
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Start with the easy to check parts

I'd suggest that first, you pull the battery and do a stress test on it. Maybe the local auto parts place can do that, I don't know. It will pass or not - if not, replace battery then check...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2020, 10:20 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 738
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Van's Safety Bulletin 00001

Reference the above Safety Bulletin regarding Ray Allen stabulator trim servo - I talked to Scott at Ray Allen Company today. Scott reports that they have a lot of the required replacement servos...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-09-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,630
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Check cheap stuff first

Not an engine guru but I'd check the ht wires and the ignition switch first. Also the associated wiring. Look for wires that may have worn due to rubbing on an adjacent surface or simply come...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,820
Posted By E. D. Eliot
NEW SERVICE BULLETIN

Van's service bulletin 00006 reference potential leaking of KAVLICO pressure sensors. We're fortunate that Van's is forwarding this info to us. Check it out.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2020, 10:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,332
Posted By E. D. Eliot
TRYING TO PURCHASE PARTS FROM VAN'S

Need a couple of parts for my not yet finished Van's RV-12. Called Van's today in order to be sure that what I had in mind would work. Dale answered the phone verified that what I had in mind would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 612
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Rorax floats

Message sent - thank you very much - I appreciate Ed
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 04-19-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 228,142
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Something that will fit the NEW ELSA RULES

I'd bet a few dollars that the skunk works at Van's is at least thinking about something that will fit the 'new' LSA rules. Maybe a high wing trainer with IFR capabilities on Rotax 912iS or 915iS...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,635
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Easy on the end cut

I cut my longeron as per the KAI instructions and when I installed the tailcone to the tub I wished that I had cut the longeron an inch or so longer. When you get to the stage of installing the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-14-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 986
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Cool Me too

Had the same problem and after some discussion here simply bent my frame to fit. Maybe my canopy frame was the last one constructed on a Friday afternoon!!!

Anyway if I had it to do again, I'd cut...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,694
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Been there - done that but wait!

I've been there and done that with car replacement parts. Also OEM high tension plug wires. So the good news is that your lifetime quota of one of these occurrences is now used up!!! But I plan to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2020, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,973
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you

MacPara - thank you very much for the Program Letter. Much appreciated Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,840
Posted By E. D. Eliot
FIND IT - please

I am very happy that Van's has decided to upgrade the listings. I have sometimes found that your current system is convoluted (at least in my experience) whenever I want to 'find and purchase' a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,850
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you all

Dave and all others thank you - I'll check section37 tomorrow.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,485
Posted By E. D. Eliot
B&C Good

Now if B&C could just come up with carburetor floats that last a reasonable amount of time thy would have the market for that item too. I know that they produce only electrical equipment but just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,850
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Fuel Cap

I have a fuel cap that came with my finish kit in 2017. Do I need to drill it out or not in order to properly vent the fuel tank. Please advise. Thanks, Ed
Forum: RV-14 03-21-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,273
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Partain

I have limited experience with Partain - all good. The driver knows and cares about how fragile his load is and when my shipments arrived at my house, he removed the Van's boxes and placed them down...
Forum: Safety 03-10-2020, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,395
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you, sir

Thanks very much, Mike, I appreciate your very helpful info.
Forum: Safety 03-10-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,395
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Wow

I'm a novice to AC engine work but it looks to me that anyone who doesn't know the 'pedigree' of his/her fuel lines should seriously consider a compete removal of said fuel lines and verify if they...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-09-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,286
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Home Depot

had a couple made for me at HD - key guy said that my key was a common cabinet key - very cheap.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 783
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Catto 3 blade prop

Anybody flying a 12 with a Catto 3 blade prop? PIREP? Thanks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-18-2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,663
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Which Rotax Course?

I've done some research here and I'm still not sure which two day Rotax Course I need in order to work on my 912ULS - ELSA - RV-12. Please advise - thanks.
Forum: Safety 02-18-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 427
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Which Rotax Courst

cancel this request please
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,703
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Which Flight Simulator to buy?

Seeking the cumulative knowledge of the group. Please advise as to which Flight Simulator I should buy. Want to 'pre fly' my cross country and shorted flights with the FS. Also need to 'fly' my...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-12-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 665
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Which GoPro camera to buy?

I'll have a use for a GoPro camera in order to record my test flights. As of now, at least, this is the only use for which I will use the camera. Need your recommendations on which camera to buy. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,411
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Ok - I'll bite!

It's likely that I will opt for this 'upgrade'. Don't know for sure if will happen before first flight or ever but, since I always have to fight my way thru Van's maze of 'how to order something'...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-22-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,533
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Van's AOA Kit

Van's sells an AOA Kit for installation in the RV-12. Mine is hooked up to the ADAH-RS unit which reports to the Dynon. Don't know if the would work with other AC but guess that it would. YMMV
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 10:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,256
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Eight?

I can do eight or twelve if the reception will be worth the effort - please advise - thanks, Ed
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-19-2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,256
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you Galin

Thank you for the diagram and most importantly, the picture! I will build your antennae. Since I can build the antenna but know nothing about antennas, etc., please advise as to what the cable to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-18-2020, 01:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,256
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Hanger/garage base radio

My old Sportys AM/FM/Air frequencies base radio has seen better days and I want to replace it. Looking for the best reception (range) that I can buy. Any suggestions? Thanks, Ed
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2020, 12:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,182
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thank you, David

Thank you, David for the reply - it makes no sense for my Mk-1 RV-12 but I can see how those holes work for the 12is. Thanks again, Ed Eliot
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-16-2020, 12:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,182
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Holes in right wingtip aluminum

Replacing the aluminum on both wing tips. The large underside aluminum sheet has three pre-drilled holes already drilled into it which correspond to plate nut spacing. My old wing tip underside...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,126
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Dual LL

Dual landing light is not an option for the 'first generation' 12s and if you want two LLs, you can install them after certification. Not easy but doable.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-01-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 524
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Help please - Dynon AP control head install

Ok, I'll admit that I'm not the brightest light bulb in the package so, with that having been established, I'm hopeful that one or more of you can help me solve my Dynon control head problem.

We...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,980
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Experience

We have found Asiana and Luftansa, to be very good. British Airlines ok. Air France the worst. Northwest (are they still in business?) to be unbelievably bad. SW is ok.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-22-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,705
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Paint options, your opinions please

Ok, I really wanted to use Stewart Systems water based paints when I paint my 12. Having zero experience with a spray gun, I want to self learn - you know, experience to be gained and entertainment?...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-09-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,554
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Need breathing protection in my opinion

I used the deburring wheel mounted to a Harbor Freight buffer/grinder. Very happy with the combo. HF buffer/grinder got very hot but thru one build, it still performs as new. Of course, you will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-26-2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 53,651
Posted By E. D. Eliot
$$$$$$$$$$$

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,922
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Tool

My most important 'tool' was a man who offered to help me get started. I am a very handy guy who has built houses and serviced a few autos and that didn't even qualify me to do an acceptable job on...
Forum: Safety 11-14-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,158
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Birds

Stupid birds!
Forum: Safety 11-08-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,158
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Will try blue/black

Thanks, Ed, for the suggestion to try blue/black spinner. My AC is still in the nest so I won't be flying until next year. May it'll work - costs nothing to try it. Thanks again, Ed.
Forum: Safety 11-06-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,158
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Spinner spirals?

Wondering if anyone knows of studies or first hand knowledge of contrasting colors placed in a spiral pattern on a spinner? Or, studies or first hand knowledge about a spinner painted 2/3 white and...
Forum: Job Board 11-06-2019, 02:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,847
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Airforce?

The Air Force could offer him a few great jobs. Consider having him stop by a recruiter and get some details. Some of the best jobs in the free world are with the Air Force in my opinion.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,126
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Autoland

Dynon may come up with an autoland - hope that is arrives in the form of a software update to my existing Dynon set up. I'd even pay to have a Dynon software update. A nice addition.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Need to move my RV-12 parts fo Chino AP

I'm open to suggestions from the group as to helping me arrange for transportation of my RV-12 parts from San Pedro to Chino Airport. Need at least 80" side to side clearance in order to roll my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-24-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 25,866
Posted By E. D. Eliot
PM Sent

Hi, Rick - I sent you a PM. I think that the B&C add on is an excellent solution. Hoping that you can give us more info. Thanks, Ed Eliot
Forum: RV-9/9A 10-21-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,664
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Thanks, David

Thanks for making your build documentation available to us.

Looks like Van's has a genuine QC problem in the Philippines and the person - persons who built these wings should be fired - and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-09-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,646
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Number two exhaust pipe

Wondering about whether or not to replace my number two exhaust pipe on my still not finished 12 or wait until just before first flight? Hoping to get a pi-rep on the replacement pipe from people who...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,300
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Good info, Ron

I intend to add main gear fairings sometime after certification and a thorough test series. Until I saw your main gear fairings, I thought that I had two options - get a set of RV-8 fairings or make...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,903
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Great

I hope that this new TB set up works out well for you. I'm potentially a customer in a year or two.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-27-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,129
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Outstanding!!!

Even your title is great. I've done that dance several times - makes it hard to sleep too. The only cure is to immediately stop working on the aircraft until sanity returns. One beer helps at...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-22-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,984
Posted By E. D. Eliot
Either one

Both options are excellent in my eye but if forced to choose, I think that the lines flow better in 'B'. Good luck!
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