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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,432
Posted By rk2436
Why bother losing 5 kts and $4200 ? Photoshop a...

Why bother losing 5 kts and $4200 ? Photoshop a 3 blade on your -12 if want to send a picture looking cool. Makes me want to switch over my 2 blade Sensenich to my Rans S21 to see if I can improve...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-09-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 883
Posted By rk2436
Read the Matco instructions. These bearings are...

Read the Matco instructions. These bearings are installed different from traditional roller bearings. Your doing something incorrectly.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-07-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,321
Posted By rk2436
The Aeroled Pulsar NSP tip position/strobes...

The Aeroled Pulsar NSP tip position/strobes should have a solid white light facing aft. What tip lights do you have?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,096
Posted By rk2436
The EAA guide is mostly for EAB. You will have...

The EAA guide is mostly for EAB. You will have different forms when registering an ELSA.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2021, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,348
Posted By rk2436
The NGK’s are fine. SLSA would probably require...

The NGK’s are fine. SLSA would probably require the $$ Rotax plugs.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,911
Posted By rk2436
My right side egt is always a touch higher than...

My right side egt is always a touch higher than the left. That’s normal. I would recommend a dynamic prop balance now that your carb issue seems resolved.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2021, 08:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,942
Posted By rk2436
Go fly them both. The RV flies so much nicer than...

Go fly them both. The RV flies so much nicer than the Sport Cruiser. Some of those SLSA rules are scary.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,002
Posted By rk2436
730 hours in 5 years for me. No cracks and no...

730 hours in 5 years for me. No cracks and no plans to change the fork and gear leg. If you can't land this plane softly you need to take up basket weaving..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,301
Posted By rk2436
I bit the bullet and bought some Michelin Pilot...

I bit the bullet and bought some Michelin Pilot tires. I'm done with those cheap POS Aero Classics. No more vibrations and they make the nicest chirp too!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,333
Posted By rk2436
The more online videos of the various Sling...

The more online videos of the various Sling models I see the more I'm unimpressed. Things not fitting correctly,over complicated assembly's,etc. Not for me.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,367
Posted By rk2436
I didn't bother to seal mine. I don't plan on...

I didn't bother to seal mine. I don't plan on getting it wet. More opportunities to make a big pro seal mess than what it was worth.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,888
Posted By rk2436
I'm in too. Hopefully the weather will be better...

I'm in too. Hopefully the weather will be better than the last several years.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-13-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,349
Posted By rk2436
I "broke" the lower edge of the skirt away from...

I "broke" the lower edge of the skirt away from side and "broke" the edge by the canopy inward for a better seal. 600 hrs so far no scraping.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-13-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,222
Posted By rk2436
One thought is you will have to register it as an...

One thought is you will have to register it as an EAB instead of ELSA.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,668
Posted By rk2436
If you can ream with the 30 chucking reamer on...

If you can ream with the 30 chucking reamer on the backside of the punched hole you can save any additional deburring on that side. Also helps when clecoing parts together to space a few holes with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,899
Posted By rk2436
I switched out the Vans weatherstripping on the...

I switched out the Vans weatherstripping on the canopy side rails for some D section weatherstripping. I stuff a couple of shop towels in by the spars. I have different length block off plates for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,052
Posted By rk2436
Changed mine over to 1/4" with small clamps on...

Changed mine over to 1/4" with small clamps on both ends last annual. It will start to crack after a couple of years. And I didn't want to break the fitting on the tank,,$$$$$$
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,166
Posted By rk2436
Yes,everyone I have seen have that uneven gap.

Yes,everyone I have seen have that uneven gap.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-27-2018, 10:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,705
Posted By rk2436
Get the -12 plans on the USB for $10. Lots of...

Get the -12 plans on the USB for $10. Lots of drawings and information.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,522
Posted By rk2436
I'll let you know when I'm done! Awaiting my S-21...

I'll let you know when I'm done! Awaiting my S-21 kit any week now. Love my -12 (560 hours since Aug 2015). The -21 is supposed to fly just as nice,that will keep me chugging along. The different...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-11-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,860
Posted By rk2436
I wouldn't place too much weight on the angled...

I wouldn't place too much weight on the angled rail without the added doubler some people have added.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-20-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,097
Posted By rk2436
No,most tubes lose about a pound of pressure each...

No,most tubes lose about a pound of pressure each month. More with temp changes. The long flexible extension hose thru the hole in the pant bracket works for me. I still pull the pants every so often...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2018, 11:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,508
Posted By rk2436
You actually have to add oil in between changes?...

You actually have to add oil in between changes? At my 50 hour changes I'm down less than a pint. 75 hours maybe pushing it IMO.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,375
Posted By rk2436
What worked for me as part of the part prep...

What worked for me as part of the part prep smoothing all the edges and rounding the corners was to run a 30 chucking reamer thru each hole. As the factory holes were punched there is a slight burr...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-16-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,306
Posted By rk2436
No,the 914 is actually smaller displacement but...

No,the 914 is actually smaller displacement but is turbocharged.
Forum: Tools 08-01-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,885
Posted By rk2436
The red Taylor brand gun works great. Don't...

The red Taylor brand gun works great. Don't bother with the cheap HF one. It's not worth the aggravation when it keeps on breaking or burping oil all over.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,543
Posted By rk2436
Hey Josh, so that was an expensive RV-12 ride I...

Hey Josh, so that was an expensive RV-12 ride I gave you eh? The Rv grin doesn't wash off or fade away. No more tinkering, enjoy the new bird. Bob K at Lewis.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,107
Posted By rk2436
The official response has been to leave them...

The official response has been to leave them alone and use as is. I couldn't live looking at those rough edges on the spars visible in the cockpit. So I took the vixen and smoothed that section out....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2017, 01:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,533
Posted By rk2436
Mine broke too right at the dimple mark right...

Mine broke too right at the dimple mark right around the 200 hr mark. Replaced it with a new one but did not dimple it and all is well at 435 hours. Yes I had my prop balanced at about 10 hours.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,832
Posted By rk2436
A couple of shop towels stuffed in the spar...

A couple of shop towels stuffed in the spar openings works wonders for the wintertime. Easily removed for summer.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,616
Posted By rk2436
I just moved the whole fairing a touch forward...

I just moved the whole fairing a touch forward and it solved the issue. Most -12's that you see you can tell they trimmed the HS skin half arsed.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,280
Posted By rk2436
Nothing,leave them alone. Should be set at...

Nothing,leave them alone. Should be set at factory. They will adjust the idle mixture if you needed.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,118
Posted By rk2436
Go with the Taylor gun. Built a Sonex with the HF...

Go with the Taylor gun. Built a Sonex with the HF gun and had to stop about every 100 rivets or so to clean and adjust,never mind it spewing fluid all over too. Built the -12 with the Taylor and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2017, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,845
Posted By rk2436
I looked at your blog. Recommend final fitting of...

I looked at your blog. Recommend final fitting of cowl after you mount the engine.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,558
Posted By rk2436
I made up a couple of different size oil cooler...

I made up a couple of different size oil cooler block off plates to use for different temps. There easy to change out. Made a few different length plates for the radiator too.Need at least 180-190 to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2017, 08:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 26,213
Posted By rk2436
Spend the money people!! Get the Tanis and be...

Spend the money people!! Get the Tanis and be done with it,it works awesome.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2016, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,930
Posted By rk2436
Aircraft Spruce has them as well

Aircraft Spruce has them as well
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2016, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,088
Posted By rk2436
You shoudnt need trim tabs to get it to fly hands...

You shoudnt need trim tabs to get it to fly hands off.take your time tweaking the flaperon trailing edges,a little goes a long way. No rudder trim tab here,must of had a level table some day...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2016, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,930
Posted By rk2436
Getting ready to change my right side for the...

Getting ready to change my right side for the third time in 275 hours. I use 93 mogas with ethanol if that makes a difference. The faston connectors are suspect too,I give them a good tug.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-01-2016, 10:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,246
Posted By rk2436
It flies so nice anytime of the day works for me....

It flies so nice anytime of the day works for me. When I go to the hanger next I'll see if the light is controlled by the dynon but I have my doubts. I'm no EE but know how to measure Vdc.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-31-2016, 09:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,246
Posted By rk2436
14 Volt cockpit light

I've never been happy with the swivel light output. Know I know why ,it's only receiving 5vdc. The light is rated for 14vdc. Anybody rewire to 14vdc?
I'm thinking a quick fix would be to remove...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-14-2016, 09:21 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 45,466
Posted By rk2436
225 hrs in 1 year and no cracks for me,even admit...

225 hrs in 1 year and no cracks for me,even admit to failing to retract flaps after takeoff. I was diligent in my deburring.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,842
Posted By rk2436
And the seatback hides the front.

And the seatback hides the front.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,366
Posted By rk2436
You can also move the tailcone fairings a touch...

You can also move the tailcone fairings a touch forward and it opens up the rear clearance a lot.Didnt trim my stab at all.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2016, 09:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,998
Posted By rk2436
If you pd $750 for a prop balance you got ripped...

If you pd $750 for a prop balance you got ripped off.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,691
Posted By rk2436
Another trick I forgot to add was it helps to use...

Another trick I forgot to add was it helps to use rivets in the holes between Clecos as you go.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2016, 01:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,691
Posted By rk2436
Just avoid leaving a burr between the pieces if...

Just avoid leaving a burr between the pieces if you updrill and then rivet.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-11-2016, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,691
Posted By rk2436
What worked for me as part of the deburring...

What worked for me as part of the deburring process was to run a number 30 reamer thru each hole before even assembly.You would not do that a other kits but on the -12 you can. The last thing you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2016, 10:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,044
Posted By rk2436
You are going to love flying the 12. I have...

You are going to love flying the 12. I have almost 200 hours in 10 months and it still amazes me how nice it flys.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,371
Posted By rk2436
I do the same thing ,it works fine, no need to...

I do the same thing ,it works fine, no need to spend big bucks on a fuel caddy. Menards sells the old style spouts too.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2016, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,187
Posted By rk2436
I had a small leak also on my prebuilt tank. I...

I had a small leak also on my prebuilt tank. I think it was not scuffed up enough on the seams. Next time I'm building my own tank. Pro seal is not that bad to work with. Save the money for something...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2016, 09:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,419
Posted By rk2436
A good rule of thumb is 300-400 for liability and...

A good rule of thumb is 300-400 for liability and 1% for hull,maybe a bit more for Taildragger. My RV-12 65k hull and 1m liability is $905 for the second year. Best thing was only 1 hr transition...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-24-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,468
Posted By rk2436
The spar caps were pretty rough on the edges from...

The spar caps were pretty rough on the edges from the laser cuts. There is a post on that issue. Sounds like they should be better now. I took the vixen file to mine on the stubs as I could not stand...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-20-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,275
Posted By rk2436
It's in the Skyview setup menu under hardware...

It's in the Skyview setup menu under hardware calibration if I remember right,,
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,576
Posted By rk2436
Don't forget to add the cost of the premade spars...

Don't forget to add the cost of the premade spars and angle kit to the Sonex kit. As a builder of both, the RV kit is superior. The fit and finish of the sonex fiberglass parts is poor,,, often...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-28-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,317
Posted By rk2436
Go ahead and order some as you will need to use...

Go ahead and order some as you will need to use it in later steps as well.It's not that bad to work with.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-10-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 7,073
Posted By rk2436
It is probably better to wash first then scuff...

It is probably better to wash first then scuff and then wash again so you don't spread around oily finger prints and such
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