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Forum: RV-10 01-17-2022, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,097
Posted By rgmwa
I have 1/4" and 3/8" Norbar torque wrenches. Also...

I have 1/4" and 3/8" Norbar torque wrenches. Also very...
Forum: COMM 01-13-2022, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 940
Posted By rgmwa
Re Q3. FWIW, I installed nut plates during the...

Re Q3. FWIW, I installed nut plates during the build. Pretty sure Joe Gores did it and I just copied his idea.
Forum: Painting your RV 01-12-2022, 07:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,725
Posted By rgmwa
Not sure if this is retro but I wanted something...

Not sure if this is retro but I wanted something simple:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51816595199_344c8ef172_c_d.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2022, 01:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 980
Posted By rgmwa
Started building in Nov 2021?? Quick work!

Started building in Nov 2021?? Quick work!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2022, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By rgmwa
From memory I think I used it to secure a second...

From memory I think I used it to secure a second wireway that I made to ease the congestion in that area. Those screws were very difficult to install.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,500
Posted By rgmwa
Currently, 23 of the 81 homebuilts on our field...

Currently, 23 of the 81 homebuilts on our field at Serpentine in Western Australia are RV's.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By rgmwa
... or if you built it yourself. ;)

... or if you built it yourself. ;)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-29-2021, 12:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By rgmwa
Mine does the same. The latch has just enough...

Mine does the same. The latch has just enough play in it to intermittently break the contact and so far adjusting it hasn't permanently fixed the problem. it's just a nuisance, and on the list of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-26-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By rgmwa
Is it pumping fuel?

Is it pumping fuel?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2021, 03:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By rgmwa
I have the standard seats plus stick boots. Two...

I have the standard seats plus stick boots. Two or three flights have been 3.5 hrs with no comfort issues. I’d recommend stick boots to close off the stick opening for safety.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,737
Posted By rgmwa
Yes, it works but the expander is better. I use a...

Yes, it works but the expander is better. I use a piece of empty silicone sealant tube cut down to fit as a sleeve inside the bushing to prevent the expander from directly contacting the bushing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2021, 12:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,969
Posted By rgmwa
Being able to take the wings off easily is a...

Being able to take the wings off easily is a really good feature. Even though I usually only do it at annual, it provides a lot of flexibility for transport, storage or even off-site retrieval,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,969
Posted By rgmwa
...and probably with no gap seals in place!

...and probably with no gap seals in place!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2021, 03:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,483
Posted By rgmwa
Jack, some kits delivered before mid 2016 had...

Jack, some kits delivered before mid 2016 had soft engine isolators. Yours would be in that group so perhaps worth checking although it may have nothing to do with the noise. ...
Forum: My RV Build Project 10-16-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 42,338
Posted By rgmwa
Looks amazing. Beautiful workmanship.

Looks amazing. Beautiful workmanship.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Vne
Views: 2,338
Posted By rgmwa
Well just to keep things simple, I'm going to say...

Well just to keep things simple, I'm going to say that Vne for my plane is 136KTAS. If that means that according to the POH, my safety margin increases as I go higher that's a good thing. Then I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Vne
Views: 2,338
Posted By rgmwa
Yes, but the POH doesn’t make this very clear....

Yes, but the POH doesn’t make this very clear. Also the big step change in the speed limit switching between IAS and TAS at 16,000’ is hard to understand. I’d be interested to know how that’s...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Vne
Views: 2,338
Posted By rgmwa
Perfect, thanks Carl. Should obviously have done...

Perfect, thanks Carl. Should obviously have done a bit more research before asking the question. Perhaps Vans could clarify this a bit better in the POH?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Vne
Views: 2,338
Posted By rgmwa
OK, but since IAS is always less than TAS the...

OK, but since IAS is always less than TAS the first to read 136 kts will be TAS, which the Dynon or Garmin will tell you. If you only have steam gauges and have to rely on IAS, then I assume Vans is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2021, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Vne
Views: 2,338
Posted By rgmwa
Vne

The RV-12 POH says Vne is 136 KIAS below 16000 feet. Then it also says Vne is 136kts KTAS. How is this meant to be interpreted? Why have both KIAS and KTAS?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2021, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,251
Posted By rgmwa
Have a look in the Modifications thread. Several...

Have a look in the Modifications thread. Several options there for aux tanks. I enlarged my fuel tank (RV-12 Classic) to take 25 gal.
Forum: COMM 09-07-2021, 04:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,519
Posted By rgmwa
I had a very similar problem that dogged me for...

I had a very similar problem that dogged me for about 4 years. Thought I had found the culprit several times but it always came back. It turned out to be poor grounding of the antenna coax in the BNC...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-22-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,578
Posted By rgmwa
The RV-12 is not aerobatic. (+4, -2g).

The RV-12 is not aerobatic. (+4, -2g).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2021, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,710
Posted By rgmwa
This may be useful. I used it when I did...

This may be useful. I used it when I did mine.
https://www.airplanecolor.com/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2021, 06:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,209
Posted By rgmwa
There’s no good place for fuel in a plane that’s...

There’s no good place for fuel in a plane that’s about to crash. The rear cabin is arguably one of the better protected areas in the aircraft, so I didn’t have any particular concerns with having the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,473
Posted By rgmwa
I have a legacy RV12 so a second screen was...

I have a legacy RV12 so a second screen was marginal in terms of electrical capacity. I installed some backup steam gauges instead which I've never needed yet, but they look nice and may be useful...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2021, 12:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,007
Posted By rgmwa
I'm not criticizing Rich, just curious. Whatever...

I'm not criticizing Rich, just curious. Whatever works for you is fine by me.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,007
Posted By rgmwa
I'm one of those builders who installed a fuel...

I'm one of those builders who installed a fuel pump switch. I understand why Vans chose not to make it part of the kit, but I find it very handy to be able to easily turn the pump on or off for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,385
Posted By rgmwa
After getting headset and sunglasses sorted,...

After getting headset and sunglasses sorted, canopy closed and securely strapped in you reach in your pocket for the keys and remember they’re still on the bench in the hangar.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 07:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 23,793
Posted By rgmwa
I use the expander inside a length of plastic...

I use the expander inside a length of plastic silicone sealant tube to protect the bushings. Slit the tube lengthways and cut it down to the right diameter.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2021, 03:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,651
Posted By rgmwa
Check aircraftspecialty.com. Their replacement...

Check aircraftspecialty.com. Their replacement hose kit ordering instructions has some good information on fuel hoses that might help.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-10-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,862
Posted By rgmwa
Thanks John. I ordered my hoses in Feb 2020 but...

Thanks John. I ordered my hoses in Feb 2020 but didn't install them until late last year during the annual, so maybe I do have the larger restrictor. It's such a hard place to get spanners into that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2021, 11:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,482
Posted By rgmwa
Wasn't that what happened and why the astronauts...

Wasn't that what happened and why the astronauts were worried?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,862
Posted By rgmwa
Thanks Jack. It's a good excuse to go flying,...

Thanks Jack. It's a good excuse to go flying, although I don't put too much trust in the fuel flow reading anyway. I'm more interested in how much is left in the tank. Wonder why we apparently got...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2021, 08:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,862
Posted By rgmwa
The original is a brass fitting on the end of the...

The original is a brass fitting on the end of the return fuel hose. It attaches to the AN fitting located on the flat portion of the firewall directly behind the engine. The TS/AS restrictor is a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,862
Posted By rgmwa
Thanks Jack. That's very interesting. The TS...

Thanks Jack. That's very interesting. The TS Flightlines/Aircraft Specialty hoses are excellent, but if the restrictor is slightly different to the original it must have some effect. Presumably...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2021, 04:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,862
Posted By rgmwa
My fuel pump is four years old as it had to be...

My fuel pump is four years old as it had to be replaced some time ago and still has a year to run. (Actually, I had intended to install the new pump which I had on hand, but somehow managed to strip...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-07-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,862
Posted By rgmwa
I recently completed the 5 year rubber...

I recently completed the 5 year rubber replacement, and my indicated fuel flow has suddenly jumped from about 18 litres/hr to 24 l/hr. My k-factor is currently set to 90,000. I don't see why the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-31-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,841
Posted By rgmwa
As others have said you have already answered the...

As others have said you have already answered the question of WHAT to do in your post. All that remains is to DO IT and go flying.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-01-2020, 05:56 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,295
Posted By rgmwa
Was your prop balanced? Just wondering if that...

Was your prop balanced? Just wondering if that may be a contributing factor. Not that one sample would prove much one way or the other but perhaps worth asking the question.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-28-2020, 11:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 24,295
Posted By rgmwa
It may seem like overkill and you may be right....

It may seem like overkill and you may be right. Maybe lots of these issues are the result of rough handling of a plane that’s lightly built for a reason, but at least when Vans become aware of a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,423
Posted By rgmwa
There’s a helpful drawing of the connector in the...

There’s a helpful drawing of the connector in the SL40 manual so you can see how it works. Good luck!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-02-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,423
Posted By rgmwa
This is an old thread, but I finally found the...

This is an old thread, but I finally found the source of the feedback noise in the SL40, so thought I'd report it in case it helps someone else.

The loud feedback tone in both headsets has been an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,694
Posted By rgmwa
I agree with Vlad. If you don’t feel motivated to...

I agree with Vlad. If you don’t feel motivated to finish it and keep looking for reasons not to go to the hangar, then you might as well sell it. Alternatively you could pay someone else to finish it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2020, 07:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,939
Posted By rgmwa
I fabricated a second tray and split the wire...

I fabricated a second tray and split the wire bundle to help ease the congestion. It’s an awkward area to access.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,982
Posted By rgmwa
Built the original square tank. Opened it up to...

Built the original square tank. Opened it up to install Van’s upgrades. Opened it up again and enlarged it to take more fuel. Like everything else just work carefully and take your time. Proseal can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,903
Posted By rgmwa
Anti-servo tab used on a plane fitted with a...

Anti-servo tab used on a plane fitted with a stabilator. Moves in the same direction as the stabilator but at a greater rate, and being aft of the stabilator hinge line it opposes the effect of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,903
Posted By rgmwa
How much play have you got?

How much play have you got?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,567
Posted By rgmwa
Has been discussed here before at various...

Has been discussed here before at various times:
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=181600&highlight=aileron+roll
Shape of wing skin training edge has a significant effect on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2020, 11:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,181
Posted By rgmwa
Aside from what Mitch said, I think you would...

Aside from what Mitch said, I think you would probably need a lot more shielding to significantly reduce noise/vibration in the cockpit. There are plenty of other transmission paths aside from the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,823
Posted By rgmwa
Landing at 80kts! Now there's an RV-12 pilot who...

Landing at 80kts! Now there's an RV-12 pilot who likes a challenge. I think the best I've ever managed in my 12 was landing at about 70kts once (just). Not one of my better arrivals. That's a very...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2020, 11:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,590
Posted By rgmwa
Google EAA Wing Stand.

Google EAA Wing Stand.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2020, 01:30 AM
Replies: 425
Views: 371,474
Posted By rgmwa
Hey Don, Good to see AF1 finally take to the...

Hey Don,
Good to see AF1 finally take to the air.
Full marks for perseverance! Glad it flies well.
rgmwa
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 57,278
Posted By rgmwa
Thanks Scott. I understand that attempting to...

Thanks Scott. I understand that attempting to define, in an SB, when certain load events might become critical would simply confuse the issue and make compliance problematic. Vans really has no...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 57,278
Posted By rgmwa
Greg, sorry to keep this going when you've...

Greg, sorry to keep this going when you've already given such detailed answers, but knowing that the original gear leg was load tested, how much load or rather overload under impact is needed to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-28-2020, 06:00 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 57,278
Posted By rgmwa
Great reply Greg, thanks. Much appreciated.

Great reply Greg, thanks. Much appreciated.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-28-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 57,278
Posted By rgmwa
Was the fatigue crack initiated by the weld? How...

Was the fatigue crack initiated by the weld? How is the new leg different to the old one in that area? How many landings had the training aircraft done in those 1700 hours?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,620
Posted By rgmwa
There's a table of wheel assembly torque values...

There's a table of wheel assembly torque values in the Matco manual, Jack. From memory, 100 in.lb for those bolts, but you would need to check. I stripped the hex head on one and replaced them all...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,080
Posted By rgmwa
My plane is finished, painted and flying so I...

My plane is finished, painted and flying so I have the doubler kit on the shelf, just in case. So far so good, but if I was still building I wouldn't hesitate to drill out a few rivets and install...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,941
Posted By rgmwa
I have a fluting tool with nylon jaws that easily...

I have a fluting tool with nylon jaws that easily grips the full width of the narrow flange. Maybe ask around and see if you can borrow one with better jaws.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-17-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,377
Posted By rgmwa
FWIW I think Joe's probably right. I'd check...

FWIW I think Joe's probably right. I'd check carefully for any damage, then cleco from the bottom hole up and install the rivets.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-14-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,703
Posted By rgmwa
Are you stealing the plane? I like your style! :D

Are you stealing the plane? I like your style! :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-08-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,177
Posted By rgmwa
+1 for the hassle of checking tyre pressures....

+1 for the hassle of checking tyre pressures. Maybe Vans could give some thought to designing a flush-fitting inspection door for wheel pants? I installed 1" diameter clip-in plastic disks only to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,177
Posted By rgmwa
Useful numbers, so thanks for posting. I have the...

Useful numbers, so thanks for posting. I have the same setup and thought that they probably added no more than a couple of knots, so three knots is good.
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