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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-02-2022, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,075
Posted By Bill_H
Ferrite beads on USB cables

Sometimes both cheap OR expensive USB charger ports can produce RF interference. Ferrite beads on one or both ends of the USB cable-to-phone can help and they are cheap. Give them a try. Such as :...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-24-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Bill_H
Great info

Thanks y'all, this helps. The G400W is connected to a Skyview HDX via the Skyview ARINC adapter so vertical guidance does show there, but we thought that it should also show on the G5. Oh well!

So...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-23-2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By Bill_H
2 questions on G5 to G400W interface

I bought a plane with a G400W WAAS (a gps-only 430 without the com).
And a G5 connected serially to the G400, no CANBUS or ARINC connection between them. Both units are recently purchased and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,624
Posted By Bill_H
Consider enlarging the bottom opening all around...

Consider enlarging the bottom opening all around the tire. You can use a drill with a sanding drum to do that. You will not be racing the -12 so a close-fitting pant is not helping you any. That will...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-29-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 756
Posted By Bill_H
FAA Free Approach Plate Downloads HELP (not Seattle)

I'm having a devil of a time trying to use some unsupported PERL scripting to download FAA free approach plates (PDF). This is for a GRT HXR which can show them on the screen if they are nicely...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,171
Posted By Bill_H
ELSA not EAB

If you CAN register ELSA, then do so for this reason.
You, or any subsequent buyer can sign off on the annual inspection by taking a weekend course. EAB, that must forever be signed off by an A&P.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,851
Posted By Bill_H
Washers?

Nice panel! Off your main topic - paint a few washers black and put under a few or the screws. Washers just slightly larger than the screw heads. You may really like the look. My panel is in silver...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,476
Posted By Bill_H
Flo-Fast Fuel Tank

Get a 15 gallon Flo-Fast fuel tank with crank pump on the top. Put it on a wheeled base (check Harbor freight) and keep in the hangar. Use jerry cans to fill it through a Mr. Funnel. That will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,476
Posted By Bill_H
RV12 Performance

You can download the owners manual from Vans. Performance numbers are there. Mine is the classic, not fuel injected. Climb at gross weight is over 600FPM in mine. Over 1000 with just me aboard. 750...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-13-2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,025
Posted By Bill_H
Abby at Flightline makes the "factory" interiors...

Abby at Flightline makes the "factory" interiors for the RV12. Many options available and she can also customize. Beautiful work. Talk with her. https://www.flightlineinteriors.com/
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-19-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,594
Posted By Bill_H
Garmin 430W Nav Data - get from Garmin or Jeppesen?

Recent plane purchase...

I have a Garmin GNS 430W with a very out of date nav database.

The 430W has just been updated to the latest system software though, 5.4.

I want to do a one-time update,...
Forum: ADS-B 07-27-2020, 11:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,557
Posted By Bill_H
YES, software was 3.3. I can get an upgrade to 5+...

YES, software was 3.3. I can get an upgrade to 5+ for $100 at a local shop. Will soon have a slightly used Skybeacon for sale!

Funny that the 430W Installation manual on the official Garmin website...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-27-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,844
Posted By Bill_H
No Yanking

I was taught early on that nothing in an airplane is "pulled" or "yanked." Controls are "moved" or "pressure is applied." Instruments are "adjusted." Switches are "selected." Brakes are "applied" -...
Forum: ADS-B 07-24-2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,557
Posted By Bill_H
Garmin 430W / GTX330ES - wiring for ADSB Out

I acquired a plane with a 430W and GTX330ES but that has never been configured for ADSB out. i want to do that and am going through the manuals.

I do not want to use the ARINC on either box for this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-29-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,137
Posted By Bill_H
Dynon doesn't sell new Skyview Touch anymore. Any...

Dynon doesn't sell new Skyview Touch anymore. Any used one will work. There is nothing special or locked down in the Skyview RV12 Skyview OS or settings in the way the D-180 was locked down by Vans....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,786
Posted By Bill_H
Single Stage vs Automotive Basecoat/Clearcoat

Yeah - look here for those horrible results using "automotive paint." And the reasons for it. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=67760
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 646,798
Posted By Bill_H
Coat with Epoxy?

Steve - I read a comment somewhere that brushing the printed parts with a clear epoxy made them more durable. Your opinion?

Bill H.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-31-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By Bill_H
If you are talking about in a -12, the plans say...

If you are talking about in a -12, the plans say in-between the seats you attach one male strap (tab) and one female strap (buckle). Your choice. Whatever feels more comfortable. I did it pilot left...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-30-2019, 10:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 44,008
Posted By Bill_H
My notes from that meeting...

Van's asked "what would you write a check for right now if we offered it?"
They also said they look for underserved niches in the market that they are equipped to meet and reflects their design...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-01-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,559
Posted By Bill_H
912 Big Bore and Fuel Injection add-ons ?

I can't find any mention of these guys in this forum - http://badasspowersports.com/

They offer engine mods for the 912 engine, including the following.

Reference 912ULS:
100 hp
1352 cc
10.8:1...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 45,591
Posted By Bill_H
If you slot that center section now for your...

If you slot that center section now for your control cables, you'll never have to pull them again, should you modify that section again.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2016, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,018
Posted By Bill_H
My SL40 radio failure (page 1 of this thread) was...

My SL40 radio failure (page 1 of this thread) was a blown capacitor in the power supply. There goes $600.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-11-2016, 02:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,018
Posted By Bill_H
The repair is probably $600. Right now that's the...

The repair is probably $600. Right now that's the easiest thing to do, I can't do another revision project right now. Replacing with the GTR and getting rid of the 403 intercom would be great.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2016, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,436
Posted By Bill_H
The GPS part of the phone works fine at any...

The GPS part of the phone works fine at any altitude.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,018
Posted By Bill_H
Strange! My SL40 just failed 2 days ago! Here's...

Strange! My SL40 just failed 2 days ago! Here's part of what I sent Garmin. Not like your failure.''

My SL40 was placed into service in a Van's RV12 in April 2012. It has 193 hours on it.

I've had...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,259
Posted By Bill_H
Don, The Skyview kit was initially released back...

Don, The Skyview kit was initially released back in Feb 2012. It was issued with adapter cables ("conversion kit - not truly) for the wiring that would have been installed by then-builders. (I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 458,656
Posted By Bill_H
I Wouldn't do that. I think you would have too...

I Wouldn't do that. I think you would have too much flex. I think you could, in place, cut the slots to to the control holes using a dremel and also a hacksaw blade.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,436
Posted By Bill_H
For the given situation, an Iphone with...

For the given situation, an Iphone with Foreflight or equivalent would be all that you would need if you are VFR. You could even call ATC on the phone without a backup radio. Might want a headset...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-09-2016, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,970
Posted By Bill_H
Do THIS mod and never have to pull your engine...

Do THIS mod and never have to pull your engine cables to remove the center panel.

http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=648659&postcount=163
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2016, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,726
Posted By Bill_H
If that is your worry, I hope you are installing...

If that is your worry, I hope you are installing the autopilot. It will do you a lot more good. For nav, a cell phone app like Foreflight is also a backup unless aliens take out the GPS.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,730
Posted By Bill_H
I have a friend that says the following: "At one...

I have a friend that says the following:

"At one time, I did a series of flight tests,
running the stock Sensenich at various settings from Low to High pitch stop.
The difference in performance...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-18-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,730
Posted By Bill_H
I started the thread with the application being a...

I started the thread with the application being a short home airstrip and wanting to be pitched for climb at the start of an x-c. It wasn't to go faster.

And also noted the oil-door switch access,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-17-2016, 09:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,730
Posted By Bill_H
Bump this thread. Mel or others - Now, under the...

Bump this thread. Mel or others -
Now, under the new medical rules, many pilots with expired medicals can fly an EAB, that were formerly restricted to ELSA or SLSA.

So a major "need" for the RV12...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-10-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 10,752
Posted By Bill_H
Don - this blog post shows exactly how to add the...

Don - this blog post shows exactly how to add the AP panel and auto-trim to a RV12 Skyview system with the conversion harnesses. http://www.schmetterlingaviation.com/2015/07/automating-autopilot.html
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,652
Posted By Bill_H
It is included. You got a certificate with the...

It is included. You got a certificate with the authorization number in your avionics paperwork. You put that number into the Skyview and it activates.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,988
Posted By Bill_H
I never touch the fuel shut-off valve except at...

I never touch the fuel shut-off valve except at the condition inspection.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2016, 08:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,111
Posted By Bill_H
The V-tail Bonanza sometimes oscillates in yaw in...

The V-tail Bonanza sometimes oscillates in yaw in bumpy air. That is what a yaw damper is for, not the need for right rudder on takeoff. They came up with an easy fix - an upside-down "U" channel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,397
Posted By Bill_H
Black-tinting the epoxy did not work well enough...

Black-tinting the epoxy did not work well enough for me. It was splotchy. I used silver carbon-fiber-look vinyl on my panel and then pieces of that on the canopy looked great and was easy.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2016, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,289
Posted By Bill_H
My DAR wanted to see a taxi test and also...

My DAR wanted to see a taxi test and also inspection panels initially off, so - fuel tank in. I had already split the rear bulkhead so that was no problem. I had taken pictures of the linkage below...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,310
Posted By Bill_H
The use of a single cube with a k-factor...

The use of a single cube with a k-factor determined by the manual's procedure works fine. No second cube is really "needed." How accurate do you need it to be?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2016, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,990
Posted By Bill_H
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2016, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,990
Posted By Bill_H
Mitch - I can't find them there now but that IS,...

Mitch - I can't find them there now but that IS, I think, where I saw them. I thought I had saved them but can't find them. Please email to billhollifield AT iname DOT com and I'll post.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,990
Posted By Bill_H
They are tough to find, but pictures of an early...

They are tough to find, but pictures of an early prototype of the -12 with a console and quadrant exist. Looked spiffy but took up more room than warranted IMO.

Correction - not a prototype - see...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2016, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,054
Posted By Bill_H
They were at last annual. Engine runs smooth....

They were at last annual. Engine runs smooth. Only the slightest wear on one of the carbs - not a "notch" cut into the hole (yet...). That bracket below the ignition modules (mentioned in another...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2016, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,054
Posted By Bill_H
Rotax 912 Choke Spring Wear on Choke Lever Arm

We are all familiar with the Rotax 912 throttle springs. Note that where they hook into the throttle lever arm, there are little plastic sleeves in the lever arm hole to prevent wear. There are two...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2016, 12:37 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,886
Posted By Bill_H
GMCJETPILOT is right with the 100 door...

GMCJETPILOT is right with the 100 door extrapolation. Here's the actual way to best think of it. Forget all about Bob Barker showing you that one (or more) doors are empty. You already know that.
1....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2016, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,870
Posted By Bill_H
A piece of shiny black (or other color) 1/8 inch...

A piece of shiny black (or other color) 1/8 inch wide auto pinstriping tape on that fiber-glass to plexi edge can really dress it up.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,719
Posted By Bill_H
Chrysopelia - The USB port is above your right...

Chrysopelia -
The USB port is above your right leg, pointing down, on the underside of the panel.
This is a USB port wired from the big pin connector into the Skyview D1000 EFIS box.

You should...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-04-2016, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,408
Posted By Bill_H
Read THIS....

Read THIS. http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=123953
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2016, 11:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,050
Posted By Bill_H
The weak point is the connector back at the trim...

The weak point is the connector back at the trim motor - particularly wired the original way with spade lugs. Those crimps of small diameter wire are tricky. Some use another piece of the same wire...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2016, 11:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,804
Posted By Bill_H
You can change the AP to/from expert mode in...

You can change the AP to/from expert mode in flight. The in-flight setup menu allows that.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2016, 11:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,061
Posted By Bill_H
Carry a quart with you. You will not use a quart...

Carry a quart with you. You will not use a quart between oil changes! The Rotax loses almost no oil.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2016, 11:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,053
Posted By Bill_H
All of Section 11 was updated back in...

All of Section 11 was updated back in 2011.
http://www.vansaircraft.com/public/12_Rev_page2.htm
Molex shown there.

I would check all of the revised plans (the link is to page 2) as you continue the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-25-2016, 07:30 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 38,840
Posted By Bill_H
Twin Engine RV8 doing taxi tests. Soon to fly....

Twin Engine RV8 doing taxi tests. Soon to fly. https://www.facebook.com/msbobbi2qt
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-18-2016, 09:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,194
Posted By Bill_H
I operate off a 1260 foot strip with a valley at...

I operate off a 1260 foot strip with a valley at one end with flaky winds. So I keep my head out of the cockpit. I love the Dynon's audible AOA - I can get the beeps going at a certain rate and hold...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2016, 11:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,194
Posted By Bill_H
If you are really worried about the AOA tubing...

If you are really worried about the AOA tubing wearing through, , you could put it inside some larger plastic tubing as a shield, and secure one end of that to a rib. Or, use that black corrugated...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2016, 02:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,684
Posted By Bill_H
Yes, for stuff like this, tank sealant is way...

Yes, for stuff like this, tank sealant is way overkill.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 458,656
Posted By Bill_H
Oil Cooler Shutter modification....

Oil Cooler Shutter modification.
http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=134583
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2016, 02:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,194
Posted By Bill_H
There is no problem at all getting the tubing...

There is no problem at all getting the tubing from the wing root to the rivet "probe." Get the small diameter, tough tubing specified in the parts list in the referenced thread. Just lay it in the...
Forum: Photography 02-13-2016, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,420
Posted By Bill_H
Doug - is the following possible with your...

Doug - is the following possible with your webmaster utilities:
a> Search VAF for all my posts that contain picture links
b> Provide the result as a list of urls to each individual post and the...
Forum: Photography 02-12-2016, 04:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,420
Posted By Bill_H
Google to shut down Picasa - will affect photo links.

I've hosted my VAF photos on Picasa. All those links are going to break. Any suggestions for a picture hoster that might stay...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2016, 06:48 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 458,656
Posted By Bill_H
RV12 Tail Tie-down Compression Strut

RV12 tail tie-down compression strut here: http://www.vansairforce.com/community/showthread.php?t=134079
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2016, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,077
Posted By Bill_H
Mine is very similar. I think the top pin is...

Mine is very similar. I think the top pin is necessary but the others are likely superfluous when in actual use, with a rear strap tie down. One thing to consider is putting a coupler at the very...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2016, 05:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,077
Posted By Bill_H
Can't for awhile... Two pieces of 3/4 inch PVC...

Can't for awhile... Two pieces of 3/4 inch PVC with a coupler (sized for correct length when joined, aligns almost straight down to ground when in use.) Notch on one end that the tie-down ring...
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