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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,831
Posted By Brett H
Tolerance?

What is the acceptable tolerance between the top straight section and the bottom straight section?

My replacement nose leg is bent one degree forward.

Thanks.

Brett
Columbus, IN
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2021, 06:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,317
Posted By Brett H
Paul: Very attractive instrument panel. What is...

Paul:

Very attractive instrument panel.

What is the coating on it? Any suggestions on applying it? How is it lasting?

Where did you get the black screws?

Thanks.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By Brett H
Thanks for the responses. To make sure I...

Thanks for the responses.

To make sure I understand your response about flying without the canopy seals, you are referring to the thick foam seals between canopy frame / fuselage AND the the other...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 814
Posted By Brett H
Canopy seals before or after first flight / paint?

My intention is to have the exterior painted after the first flight and completing the flight testing.

Based on this, should the canopy seals be installed before or after flying and painting? ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-13-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By Brett H
Well. Yesterday I finished sanding the edges...

Well.

Yesterday I finished sanding the edges of the cowling to at or near the scribe lines. The weather the last few days was actually warm and very conducive to making the mess outside.

My plan...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By Brett H
Wow. The procedure for installing the RV-12iS...

Wow. The procedure for installing the RV-12iS cowling differs greatly from that of the RV-12 Classic.

The RV-12iS locates the top cowl off of the Spinner Back Plate and the trims / locates the rest...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By Brett H
Thanks for the responses. Based on the...

Thanks for the responses.

Based on the responses, Iíll wait until I can locate the cowling relative to the Spinner Back Plate.

Also, Iíll use 1/8Ē as the desired clearance between the cowling...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-10-2020, 11:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,336
Posted By Brett H
Questions about fitting the cowling, section 38, RV-12 Classic

I am in the process of starting to fit the cowling while I await the delivery of the powerplant kit in late February.

My concern is the alignment of cowling to the Spinner Back Plate. Namely, being...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-04-2020, 05:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,188
Posted By Brett H
When does the Powerplant Kit get the new Exhaust?

Does anyone know when the RV-12 Classic Powerplant Kit gets the new Exhaust System?

I ask because my communication with Vanís leads to me believe that kits are shipped with the parts that current as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,780
Posted By Brett H
Why does Vanís specify using a 35 cc syringe?

Step 35 calls for using a 35 cc syringe that the plunger has been pushed to 7.5 cc to inject the air into the AOA port.

Why canít a 10 cc syringe be used? What am I missing?

Thanks.

Brett...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-16-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,000
Posted By Brett H
How are people packing and repacking their main wheel bearings with grease?

I ask because I initially tried packing my main wheel bearings with Aeroshell 22 grease via the Lisle 34550 Handy Packer Bearing Packer. Even with putting all my weight on the plunger of the Handy...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 48,150
Posted By Brett H
Response to if you haven?t installed the nose gear leg yet

Greg;

Many thanks for the detailed response.

Brett
Columbus Indiana
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 48,150
Posted By Brett H
Greg; Is the installation procedure any...

Greg;

Is the installation procedure any different if this new nose gear leg is the original installation rather than being a retro fit (i.e. I haven?t installed the original nose gear leg...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,486
Posted By Brett H
I would also like for another RV-12 builder get...

I would also like for another RV-12 builder get together to take place and think after the RV-12 talk Monday afternoon would be a great time.

Brett H
Columbus Indiana
Working on the canopy
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2019, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,557
Posted By Brett H
Interior Painting Questions

1.) I previously painted the interior using the Sherwin Williams Jet Flex WR and Harbor Freight "purple HVLP spray gun". Now that I need to paint some of the smaller interior pieces such as the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-13-2019, 06:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,262
Posted By Brett H
Thanks for your response. To increase the...

Thanks for your response.

To increase the clearance between the canopy skirt and fuselage, I will where needed add a shim between the canopy skirt and the canopy frame.

Since the canopy has...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,262
Posted By Brett H
Canopy Skirt Overlapping The Fuselage

I would be interested to hear what horizontal clearance people have between the portion of the canopy skirt that overlaps the top of the fuselage and the outside surface of the fuselage.

Page...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,417
Posted By Brett H
Thanks for the responses. Let me refine my...

Thanks for the responses.

Let me refine my question.

Regarding drilling with a # 40 drill followed by final-drilling with # 36 drill before tapping. I can not find # 40 plastic or diamond drill....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,417
Posted By Brett H
One question about fitting the Aft Window. Page...

One question about fitting the Aft Window.

Page 25A-03, revision # 1 step 1 and 2 describes attaching the Aft Window to the Roll Bar Frames. In particular, that one is drill # 40, followed by...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2018, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,417
Posted By Brett H
Thanks for the responses. Based on the...

Thanks for the responses.

Based on the responses, I will delay fitting / attaching the Aft Window until I have attached the tailcone.

One further question, is it okay to install the canopy without...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,417
Posted By Brett H
AFT window installation when delaying attaching the tailcone

Those of you who have delayed attaching the tailcone, have you installed the Aft Window before or after installing the tailcone?

Thanks.

Brett H
Columbus, IN
In my new hangar and building again
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,966
Posted By Brett H
To restate the issue so that we are all on the...

To restate the issue so that we are all on the same page, in the process of fitting my canopy frame to the fuselage I discovered that the canopy struts were rubbing the canopy frame arms as the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-04-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,966
Posted By Brett H
Mike: On each side of the canopy frame I put two...

Mike:

On each side of the canopy frame I put two standard thickness washers between the canopy frame bushing and the fuselage, this didn't reduce the contact between the strut and the bottom of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-04-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,966
Posted By Brett H
Mike: First, thanks for your response. Yes, the...

Mike:

First, thanks for your response.

Yes, the "rod end" of the strut is attached to the fuselage and other end is attached to the canopy.

Regarding the shim washer described in step 3 of sheet...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,966
Posted By Brett H
Canopy Struts Are Rubbing the Canopy Frame

I am currently in the process of trying to get my canopy frame to fit.

In doing so, I have noticed that the inside edge of the canopy struts rub the canopy frame when the canopy frame is closed. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 06:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,943
Posted By Brett H
Thanks for the response. I sent you a Private...

Thanks for the response. I sent you a Private Message.

Brett H
Columbus, IN
RV-12 Finish Kit
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2018, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,943
Posted By Brett H
Seeking input regarding hangar lighting

I am having a 51' wide by 64' deep by 12' high hangar built.

The front 40' will be hangar and the back 24' will be an enclosed shop.

The electrician is proposing using Eaton LED lights.

1.)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,887
Posted By Brett H
Seeking input on lighting for hangar that I am having built

I am having a 51' wide by 64' deep by 12' high hangar built.

The front 40' will be hangar and the back 24' will be an enclosed shop.

The electrician is proposing using Eaton LED lights.

1.) ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-25-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,021
Posted By Brett H
First, thanks for all of the responses. The...

First, thanks for all of the responses.

The comment was made that the wiring slot in the system block was made wider. What is the current width?

I have tried the following to resolve the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2017, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,021
Posted By Brett H
F-00049 Wire Cover Plate and lack of clearance to the mixer

When I get everything tucked under the wire cover plate, including the AOA line, I'm only able to get half the needed travel of the mixer before it contacts the wire cover plate.


The only thing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-18-2017, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,697
Posted By Brett H
I'll be there. I suspect that many of us will...

I'll be there.

I suspect that many of us will be at the Van's dinner Tuesday night. Would any other RV-12 builders be interested in getting together before and then sitting together?

Brett...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,347
Posted By Brett H
John: Thanks for your response. Regarding the...

John:

Thanks for your response.

Regarding the location of the red band on the antenna cables, I asked Van's and got the following response:

WH-00050 Transponder Antenna Cable 12" from the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-15-2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,347
Posted By Brett H
Electrical Installation Question

While working on installing the wiring today, I noticed that one of red heatshrink bands that marks the installation location on the length of the wiring slipped.

Can anyone verify what these...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2016, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,995
Posted By Brett H
Rudder Pedal Assembly

When installing the rudder pedal assembly, should where the rudder pedal blocks locate / rub on the rudder pedal weldment be lubed? If so, with what?

Thanks.

Brett
Columbus, IN
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2016, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,446
Posted By Brett H
Thanks for the responses. Good insight to...

Thanks for the responses.

Good insight to install the tank and tank vent after the tail cone is attached. I?ll make that change.

I have been assuming that the rear window should be installed after...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-11-2016, 07:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,565
Posted By Brett H
Lessons Learned Spray Painting My Interior

First, thanks to all of the people who have helped me.

Regarding the decision to spray gun paint it or rattle can it, I glad that I went the spray gun route. Spray painting was a new experience. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-11-2016, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,446
Posted By Brett H
I have also been thinking the build sequence and...

I have also been thinking the build sequence and would be interested in hearing feedback on what I am proposing.

I am done with the fuselage kit except for:
- Attaching the tail cone
- Installing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-17-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,565
Posted By Brett H
Many thanks for all of the responses. In...

Many thanks for all of the responses. In particular, I appreciate John's detailed responses.

The Jetflex WR seems like a good option (i.e. fairly easy to spray, limited smell / fumes (i.e. key for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,565
Posted By Brett H
Regarding Jetflex WR: 1.) Any suggestions as...

Regarding Jetflex WR:

1.) Any suggestions as to where to purchase it?
2.) What type of gun to spray it with?
3.) What type of Personal Protective Equipment is needed (i.e. mask,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,565
Posted By Brett H
Advice / Suggestions on Painting the Interior

I am point in time where I need to paint the interior. The Finish Kit has arrived and I am almost ready to start on it.

I have the full interior package. So, a minimum amount of painting will be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,584
Posted By Brett H
Having just riveted the "extra" 1/8" hole by the...

Having just riveted the "extra" 1/8" hole by the hole in the bottom skin (i.e. F-1276) accessing the head of the flaperon mixer bolt, what is the purpose of this hole?

Namely, do I drill it out or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,018
Posted By Brett H
Jerre; Thanks for the response. Any...

Jerre;

Thanks for the response.

Any indication as to when the split bulkhead parts will be available?

Also, any mention of adding AOA capability to the RV-12 (i.e. so AOA can be added before...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-24-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,018
Posted By Brett H
Van's Forum Thursday on What's New at Van's

I was unable to attend Oshkosh this year.

What was shared at this forum?

Thanks.

Brett
RV-12, fuselage kit
Columbus, IN
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,223
Posted By Brett H
Spar Questions

I am just getting started on the Wing Kit and I have two questions about the spars.

1.) On the spar assemby W-1206 on page 13-02 step 5, figure 4 why is the extrusion for the Tie Down to be tapped...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,762
Posted By Brett H
Good to clarify my wording. Yes, by fully...

Good to clarify my wording.

Yes, by fully engaged I meant that the end of the end of the bolt needs to stick thru the other side of the nut (i.e. the nut is fully engaged on the threads of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,762
Posted By Brett H
First, thanks for the responses to my...

First, thanks for the responses to my questions.

Based on the responses and an email to Van?s Builder Support, this is what I now understand:

The Torque Table is the starting point for determining...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,762
Posted By Brett H
Thanks for the response. So, for AN-365 elastic...

Thanks for the response.

So, for AN-365 elastic stop nuts is one to increase the final torque by the friction torque of the elastic stop nut or use the value in the table as is?

Thanks.

Brett...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,762
Posted By Brett H
Torquing Bolts

I have not previously asked a question on this forum. So, hopefully I am doing this correctly.

My question is about what torque value should be applied to bolts. I suspect that I may be over...
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