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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2022, 08:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By AeroDog
Indeed, it's beautiful. Can you give more...

Indeed, it's beautiful. Can you give more details?

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,160
Posted By AeroDog
Amazingly, this works. Jerre

Amazingly, this works.

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-21-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 645
Posted By AeroDog
I had a somewhat similar experience. My reg had...

I had a somewhat similar experience. My reg had been submitted in December. While I was at Oshkosh a few weeks ago I went to the FAA building at the show and spoke with a lady handling the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,303
Posted By AeroDog
I'm planning to wrap my -12 as well. Anywhere I...

I'm planning to wrap my -12 as well. Anywhere I can go to see more pics? Have you done a write-up of the wrapping process?

Jerre (used to live in Charlotte)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2022, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 794
Posted By AeroDog
Cowling fit questions

After sanding to the scribe marks and fitting the cowling to the airplane (engine and prop are installed) I find the front face of the cowling touching the spinner. Obviously the cowling has to move...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2022, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,795
Posted By AeroDog
I can't think of a reason there would be a...

I can't think of a reason there would be a difference between glider tape and the rubber seals.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2022, 10:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,756
Posted By AeroDog
This is another one of those which lists in the...

This is another one of those which lists in the bullet points an accuracy of 0.1 degrees but further down in the fine print says this is for 0 and 90 degrees with the accuracy being 0.2 degrees for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,756
Posted By AeroDog
Digital level for setting prop pitch

The KAI says set the blade pitch to within +-0.1 degrees. Most magnetic, cube-type levels which advertise that accuracy (not to be confused with what they can display) only guarantee that accuracy...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,092
Posted By AeroDog
Methinks you've read the official description of...

Methinks you've read the official description of the Turbo Encabulator.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-25-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,938
Posted By AeroDog
Having attended Oshkosh 32 times, the rising tide...

Having attended Oshkosh 32 times, the rising tide of RVs finally engulfed me.

Looking at the incredible list of RVs you've built and owned, I'm curious why you progressed from 7s to 7As.

Jerre
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-22-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By AeroDog
Carnauba wax worked for me. You're close to me,...

Carnauba wax worked for me. You're close to me, so if you're passing by KLMO stop by my hangar and I'll lend you my can.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2022, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By AeroDog
Brett, The yellow wire is P761 being discussed...

Brett,

The yellow wire is P761 being discussed above. This should go through the firewall penetration grommet and connect to #6 rather than connecting the 3" jumper coming from #4 as shown on the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2022, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By AeroDog
After digesting all this info, it seems that the...

After digesting all this info, it seems that the better (but perhaps illegal) way to hook the Silent Hectik up is with P761 connected to "C", aka #6, the way the B&C is hooked up in the service...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By AeroDog
Or should I connect P761 to C the way it...

Or should I connect P761 to C the way it originally was?

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2022, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By AeroDog
Now I'm really confused (not an uncommon state). ...

Now I'm really confused (not an uncommon state). Yesterday, I was told by Van's to add that jumper.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By AeroDog
Thanks, Joe. I think you're right. Don't know...

Thanks, Joe. I think you're right. Don't know why Van's doesn't correct this.

Step 2 on the same page says run P761 through the same grommet in the panel base. I can find no further mention of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By AeroDog
page 45A-04 Rev 3

This is the current revision. In step 3 it says "Route P156 down through the F-1202 panel base..." This wire ultimately connects to the Silent Hektik (in my case, I don't have the newer one) which...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2022, 08:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By AeroDog
I had incorrectly assumed that P146 would pass...

I had incorrectly assumed that P146 would pass through here as it makes its way to the voltage regulator. Thanks for the info.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2022, 09:37 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 48,668
Posted By AeroDog
I finished the SB yesterday using insulation foam...

I finished the SB yesterday using insulation foam on the skin and a TiteFit drill kit to get to the lowermost rivets. I did it alone but having a helper, just someone who could insert Clecos from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-11-2022, 09:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 877
Posted By AeroDog
Firewall grommet: Page 46-20

Page 46-20 step 1 has us install a grommet in the firewall but I see no further reference to it. Can someone tell me which wires pass through this? Thanks.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2022, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By AeroDog
Where are you seeing P156?

Where are you seeing P156?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By AeroDog
But are these wires that I fabricate or do they...

But are these wires that I fabricate or do they already exist? Usually if wires are to be fabricated the KAI says so. I'm using revision 3 of page 46-19.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By AeroDog
It's the P204, P205 and P3069 that I'm concerned...

It's the P204, P205 and P3069 that I'm concerned with. I don't know where they are and I don't see anywhere in the KAI saying to connect them. I'm missing something.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By AeroDog
Page 46-19: Wiring the Silent Hektik

Section 46-19 shows 4 of the 7 wires hooked up to the Silent Hektik. I've looked ahead and can't find anywhere where the three remaining wires are located and connected to the regulator. The wires...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-30-2022, 10:16 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 154,112
Posted By AeroDog
Agree! Paul's book is a good one. He took the...

Agree! Paul's book is a good one. He took the time to write an inscription to my wife who teaches the chemical rockets course and mentors the rocket team at Colorado State University.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,298
Posted By AeroDog
I'm definitely going to wrap. That way I can do...

I'm definitely going to wrap. That way I can do it a bit at a time and it's easy to re-do something I'm not happy with.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,492
Posted By AeroDog
Tape it and see if you notice a difference.

Tape it and see if you notice a difference.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2022, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By AeroDog
I used the ones printed in the KAI. Do you only...

I used the ones printed in the KAI. Do you only have the thumb drive?

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-10-2022, 03:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,073
Posted By AeroDog
Oddly, support at Van's didn't know either. ...

Oddly, support at Van's didn't know either. There has to be a reason it's in the KAI.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2022, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,073
Posted By AeroDog
Page 46-03 Trigger coil gaps wrong from factory

Considering that all Rotax engines are run for approximately an hour at the factory before being shipped, why is it that the trigger coil gaps need to be set? All five of my gaps (including the rev...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2022, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,391
Posted By AeroDog
Spit works great.

Spit works great.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,173
Posted By AeroDog
Got it! Thanks guys. Jerre

Got it! Thanks guys.

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-03-2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,922
Posted By AeroDog
Longmont CO KLMO: I was told there are 16 here.

Longmont CO KLMO: I was told there are 16 here.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2022, 10:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,173
Posted By AeroDog
Page 46-02 step 5: Remove A and B Connectors

Step 5 says "Remove the A and B electrical connectors from the metal mounting bracket by gently prying the tab...toward the connector and slide them off the bracket."

I've pried and gently tugged as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-06-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,316
Posted By AeroDog
Sealing the rear window

Has anyone used something other than ProSeal to seal the rear window on the RV-12? I dread ProSeal under any circumstances and I hate buying more of it for such a small amount needed. I have about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,266
Posted By AeroDog
I talked to a couple of -12 owners at Oshkosh who...

I talked to a couple of -12 owners at Oshkosh who had used tape like the glider guys do rather than the provided seal. Any thoughts on this?

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,380
Posted By AeroDog
I cleaned the aluminum with alcohol then put the...

I cleaned the aluminum with alcohol then put the 2080 on dry, wrapping the vinyl around the edges. I'm quite pleased with the outcome. I used black anodized button-head machine screws, even on the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-24-2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,731
Posted By AeroDog
Beautiful airplanes. Beautiful scenery.

Beautiful airplanes. Beautiful scenery.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,888
Posted By AeroDog
Remember that the stabilator is attached to the...

Remember that the stabilator is attached to the aircraft with two 1/4 inch bolts. Scares me every time I think about it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By AeroDog
Thanks, Scott. I believe the KAI should be...

Thanks, Scott. I believe the KAI should be changed to reflect this.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By AeroDog
Put more simply: For anyone who has installed...

Put more simply: For anyone who has installed the dimmer knob on the center panel, did you install the two pins from the potentiometer into the backshell which connects to the AV-50001 or to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2021, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,190
Posted By AeroDog
Page 42M-05 Dimmer Potentiometer

From the KAI:

Step 1: Remove the backshell from the WH-00031 Switch Module Harness 25-pin D-Sub connector labeled "SWITCHES" with a yellow heat-shrink band as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3 clearly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,167
Posted By AeroDog
As a publicity stunt Aero Commander once removed...

As a publicity stunt Aero Commander once removed the prop from one side and flew coast to coast. This was back in the 50s as I recall (yeah, I'm that old).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,443
Posted By AeroDog
Bottom up is so quick and easy I can't imagine...

Bottom up is so quick and easy I can't imagine doing it any other way.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,069
Posted By AeroDog
I had to trim quite a bit on the sides to get the...

I had to trim quite a bit on the sides to get the called-for 1/8th inch clearance with the canopy in a relaxed state.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,380
Posted By AeroDog
Thanks for all the advice. I went with the 3M...

Thanks for all the advice. I went with the 3M 2080.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,380
Posted By AeroDog
Faux carbon fiber used for instrument panel

Does anyone know which carbon-look vinyl the factory uses on the instrument panels of the -12is. Amazon shows quite a few choices, some of which appear too reflective.

Thanks,

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,563
Posted By AeroDog
Or tape it like the glider guys.

Or tape it like the glider guys.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,733
Posted By AeroDog
I recently had my first tech counselor visit at...

I recently had my first tech counselor visit at exactly this stage and it was a great experience. He thoroughly check everything and it gave me peace of mind that I hadn't realized I needed. Make...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,564
Posted By AeroDog
If I had it to do over again, I'd do the kits in...

If I had it to do over again, I'd do the kits in the order suggested by Van's.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,765
Posted By AeroDog
Maybe that's the reason I didn't see them in the...

Maybe that's the reason I didn't see them in the index. Thanks.

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,765
Posted By AeroDog
Gallagher insurance

I don't see Gallagher insurance among the advertisers. Are they still with us?

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,293
Posted By AeroDog
A damper is a component in a dynamic system which...

A damper is a component in a dynamic system which converts mechanical energy into thermal energy. The things on your car incorrectly called shocks are really dampers.

A dampener makes something...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,975
Posted By AeroDog
Engine before avionics?

I have bought and started installing the firewall-forward kit before purchasing the avionics kit. Right away I see that I'm supposed to connect wiring to parts from the avionics kit since the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By AeroDog
One more fiberglass question

I've used the search tool, read all of Dan's articles and lots of others but can't find this answer. Using West 105/206 epoxy, what is approximately the minimum time I need to let it cure before...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,241
Posted By AeroDog
I re-made the bushings on a lathe, used the thin...

I re-made the bushings on a lathe, used the thin washers on the ends, still had the slight play. Careful measurements revealed that the tube which is welded into the control column was very slightly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2021, 01:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,818
Posted By AeroDog
I did it with the stabilator and rudder on (see...

I did it with the stabilator and rudder on (see my blog) then bragged that I was going to fly the airplane after having installed the stabilator only one time. When the time came to move the project...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2021, 09:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,984
Posted By AeroDog
Which RV do you have. Obviously not a -12. Jerre

Which RV do you have. Obviously not a -12.

Jerre
Forum: Reviews 12-07-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,196
Posted By AeroDog
Very cool! Too bad they don't have a -12.

Very cool! Too bad they don't have a -12.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,748
Posted By AeroDog
Burt Rutan once said that on average, each...

Burt Rutan once said that on average, each airplane you build equals 1.7 wives.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,628
Posted By AeroDog
Put a spacer under one main wheel that tilts the...

Put a spacer under one main wheel that tilts the airplane 17 degrees. That'll put the width just under 8 feet.;). What I would actually do is simply declare 8'-4" to be close enough.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2020, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,678
Posted By AeroDog
Mine fit with no modification. I'd check that...

Mine fit with no modification. I'd check that you got the right part.

JH
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,320
Posted By AeroDog
Kinda like a Gurney flap (or wicker) on a race...

Kinda like a Gurney flap (or wicker) on a race car wing or spoiler.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,735
Posted By AeroDog
I didn't get the PM. --Jerre

I didn't get the PM. --Jerre
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