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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2022, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,326
Posted By ERushing
Floating?

One thing to note about RV-12s that float - pay close attention to idle RPM. An extra 50 or 100 RPM can make a real difference in landing characteristics.

Idle range for the RV-12, per the PAP,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-01-2022, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 385
Posted By ERushing
Hi Steve, If it's what I think you're thinking...

Hi Steve,

If it's what I think you're thinking of, it's no longer available through Van's. (I have one on my RV-9A, BTW). We were no longer able to source the part.

Best Regards,
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-22-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By ERushing
I submitted my application recently, maybe 2...

I submitted my application recently, maybe 2 months ago? I've already received my registration! They surprised me!

Evidently, they prioritize initial applications.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-09-2022, 10:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By ERushing
Confirmed - Powerplant kit

Powerplant kit is correct. Unfortunately, they can't be sent earlier. The fuel pump is included with the engine in the Rotax crate. Van's doesn't sell them separately. (But Lockwood and LEAF...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-15-2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,242
Posted By ERushing
Get well soon!

Hope you're back on your feet soon, Tom!

Feel better!
Forum: RV-10 05-13-2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,843
Posted By ERushing
RV-10 PA-12 Flap Motor

The manufacturer's documentation for this flap motor leaves a bit to be desired...

The thick wires are flap motor power. The thin wires are for the potentiometer. Yellow is power. Red (or Blue)...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-02-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036
Posted By ERushing
Boise to Moab

Hi Ben,

I've flown through that area several times. I've typically flown to the west of SLC's Class B or at 13,500 and over the airspace. I haven't tried the VFR corridors because I haven't seen...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-28-2022, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By ERushing
How have you designated the fully retracted...

How have you designated the fully retracted position in G3X? I seem to recall an issue that if the flap position is set for a negative value, it won't work correctly.

Call the fully retracted...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 03-18-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By ERushing
Moveable shelves are nice. But don't store...

Moveable shelves are nice. But don't store anything on the top shelf that goes across multiple shelving units. Ask me how I know.....

As a side note, rudders can't survive a drop from ~6 feet.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2022, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,037
Posted By ERushing
Check out FlyRV12.com

Flight schools across the country are listed here:
https://www.flyrv12.com/flight-schools/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-28-2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By ERushing
That is interesting! You are correct. The...

That is interesting! You are correct. The revision to section 14 does not show up in the website Revisions & Changes. I will ask that it be included.

Best Regards,
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-27-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,095
Posted By ERushing
CS4-4 rivets in W-1207B

If LP4-3 rivets are used in the lower line, you risk interference with the flaperon. I would recommend countersinking and installing CS4-4 per the plans.

Every SLSA that leaves the factory has...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-24-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,373
Posted By ERushing
I take silicone self fusing tape and make a few...

I take silicone self fusing tape and make a few wraps around the set & rivet gun to hold an offset set in the desired position. I do not guarantee that it will not let the set fly if you trigger the...
Forum: RV-10 01-16-2022, 06:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By ERushing
Heat treated parts

Those are heat treated ribs. Theyíre not used. The entire stack of ribs looks like that. Build on!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 566
Posted By ERushing
8050-88A US ID

Hi Mehrdad,

The first line in that form is asking for your reserved N Number.

Best Regards,
Eric
Forum: RV-10 12-02-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,058
Posted By ERushing
#2 wire

You might want to run your #2 wire now. If you run it through a conduit, it will take up most of one conduit! There are accommodations in the plans for the #2 cable. Contact Van's tech support for...
Forum: RV-14 09-04-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,207
Posted By ERushing
RV-14/ 14A schematic on Van's Website

You can find the fuselage harness schematic on Van's website here:
https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/WH-00125.pdf

If the link fails at some point, go to www.vansaircraft.com. ...
Forum: RV-10 06-18-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 971
Posted By ERushing
Pour-able 2-part foam when the cabin top was on...

Pour-able 2-part foam when the cabin top was on its back. Sand to shape. Cover with a couple layers of fiberglass. Sand & micro to finish. Don't do what I do. That stuff goes everywhere. Build...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-09-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 23
IMC
Views: 5,996
Posted By ERushing
EAA Webinar

There was a recent EAA webinar covering this specific topic (EAA membership required):

https://www2.eaa.org/Videos/Light-Sport-Aircraft
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-06-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,391
Posted By ERushing
Have you had your prop balanced?

Have you had your prop balanced?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,692
Posted By ERushing
I've placed my iPad right there before as I was...

I've placed my iPad right there before as I was getting things squared away. It's a good thing I live on a grass taxiway. The iPad was sitting there without a scratch when I returned!

i don't put...
Forum: RV-10 03-26-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By ERushing
Keith, I have an old-school nose gear leg that...

Keith,

I have an old-school nose gear leg that has ZERO time. I decided to proceed with the SB since I'm not flying yet. That could at least get you back in the air!

If you're interested, give me...
Forum: RV-10 02-27-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,315
Posted By ERushing
Mike, A gentleman on the forum posted last year...

Mike,

A gentleman on the forum posted last year or the year before last about losing a passenger side window. The good news is that, apart from a bit of noise, the aircraft was not negatively...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-08-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,680
Posted By ERushing
Keep a handful of 2x4's and a sheet or two of...

Keep a handful of 2x4's and a sheet or two of plywood around. If you need something, build it. I've build several tables, stands, etc for convenience as the build went on. Some I kept. Some I...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-27-2021, 04:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,987
Posted By ERushing
Brian, From the main screen on the MFD, hit...

Brian,

From the main screen on the MFD, hit Menu, Menu. Select Setup. Select Display. MFD Split Screen = PFD

Hope this helps!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,030
Posted By ERushing
Factory fly-away SLSA RV-12iS currently range...

Factory fly-away SLSA RV-12iS currently range from $125,500 to ~$160,000 depending on avionics, paint and a few other factors.

You can always call me at Van's if you have questions - X305 from Van's...
Forum: RV-10 01-03-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,175
Posted By ERushing
Hi Matt, Take a look at others' logs. I...

Hi Matt,

Take a look at others' logs. I definitely recommend running several conduits under the baggage floor. The main battery cable running to the front will take up most if not all of 1.

Best...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-14-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,065
Posted By ERushing
Tongue depressor & a little drillling

I'm too cheap to buy the washer wrenches. I've had success with a tongue depressor, a little drilling and a bit of work with the band...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 120,963
Posted By ERushing
How could I possibly forget my anniversary! ;)

How could I possibly forget my anniversary! ;)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-09-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 120,963
Posted By ERushing
Like others - My anniversary. That way I never...

Like others - My anniversary. That way I never forget my N Number!
Forum: RV-10 10-31-2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,277
Posted By ERushing
I didn't install the handle until well after my...

I didn't install the handle until well after my doors were glued together, fit to the airplane and mounted. Ed Kranz did a pretty comprehensive video on...
Forum: Oregon 10-22-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,232
Posted By ERushing
Sean, There are two homes for sale on the...

Sean,

There are two homes for sale on the Skydive Oregon Airport near Molalla, OR. Molalla is about 45 minutes south of Portland.

They both have large shops. But neither are currently configured...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,300
Posted By ERushing
I just shimmed the work to the same level as the...

I just shimmed the work to the same level as the flat set using blankets, shot bags, etc..
and backriveted away. I backriveted most of my RV10 tailcone.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,160
Posted By ERushing
Call me

Bruce,

Call Eric at Van's tomorrow. A lot depends on the configuration. I don't have an empty weight on an unpainted airplane (we paint them before final assembly.) But, based on how you're...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,273
Posted By ERushing
Forgive me if this is a dumb question - Did you...

Forgive me if this is a dumb question - Did you happen to check the serial numbers against the Rotax Alert Service Bulletin? Obviously (I would think) the replacement pumps should have been...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,273
Posted By ERushing
Armando, You might also check the fuel filters? ...

Armando,

You might also check the fuel filters? One of the filters is user-serviceable. The other is a finer filter and is replaceable.

Best Regards,
Eric
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,273
Posted By ERushing
What do you consider acceptable fuel pressure? ...

What do you consider acceptable fuel pressure? Rotax spec is >40.61 psi per the 912iS operator's manual.

Thanks for the info!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,273
Posted By ERushing
Failure Mode?

Can you share a bit more info about the failure mode?

Thank you!
Forum: Oregon 08-21-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,761
Posted By ERushing
Sadly, the mothership is still closed to visitors...

Sadly, the mothership is still closed to visitors thanks to Covid-19.

I'd recommend a stop in Florence if the weather allows. When I was there last, they had a very nice crew car. I would phone...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 08-20-2020, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,497
Posted By ERushing
KSAF

I'm not sure how much this will help. I was last there over a year ago.

Signature was GA friendly and was able to put my airplane in a spacious hangar overnight.

They also helped me track down a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-14-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,853
Posted By ERushing
Check out Best Tugs

We use the Best Tugs Alpha for most of our airplanes at Van's. It makes moving the airplanes a breeze!

https://www.besttugs.com/pages/alpha-tug-line
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 07-29-2020, 06:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 27,858
Posted By ERushing
Simply because thatís what I did! Multiple ways...

Simply because thatís what I did! Multiple ways to skin the cat (apologies to PETA)
Forum: Reviews 07-18-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,157
Posted By ERushing
RV-9A/ O-320

I installed Ross' no-leak induction on my RV-9A/ O-320 at this year's condition inspection. I also replaced the oil return lines with new line and constant tension spring clamps. Both are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,607
Posted By ERushing
Legacy RV-12 or RV-12iS

Which model do you have? They have different fuel systems.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 06-15-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 28,515
Posted By ERushing
Hardcopy plans

What airplane are you building? There should be a some-assembly-required manual/ plans pages included.

Is there a light blue binder cover?
Forum: RV-14 06-09-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,537
Posted By ERushing
Tank Sealant only, please

I would recommend against the double sided tape to attach the ribs. The application here is different than the rudder trailing edge.

In the rudder trailing edge application, the tape is just used...
Forum: RV-10 05-21-2020, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,628
Posted By ERushing
IFR?

If you're planning on an IFR airplane and want a NAV radio, you might consider securing a conduit up through the VS to hold a coax cable for a NAV antenna at the top of the VS. It is definitely not...
Forum: RV-10 03-23-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,633
Posted By ERushing
Same here

I ended up just cutting off one of the lower plate legs to allow the lock to rotate freely.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-26-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,799
Posted By ERushing
Van's can't email out the entire set of digital...

Van's can't email out the entire set of digital plans. The file sizes would crush the server.

Many of the sections can be found on the website under Support/ Safety & Service Info. Select your...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 12-08-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 18,570
Posted By ERushing
Tom, Lisa and I are so very sorry for your...

Tom,

Lisa and I are so very sorry for your loss. You and Suzanne are in our prayers.

Sincerely,
Eric
Forum: RV-10 10-13-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,362
Posted By ERushing
Congratulations, Ben!

Congratulations, Ben!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,146
Posted By ERushing
That is a good-lookin' airplane!! I might be a...

That is a good-lookin' airplane!!

I might be a little biased :)
Forum: RV-14 12-08-2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,910
Posted By ERushing
Call Van?s

It?s a mispunched part.
Forum: RV-10 11-06-2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 747
Posted By ERushing
Hi Jim, See page 23-3, Step 5. You fabricate...

Hi Jim,

See page 23-3, Step 5. You fabricate those spacers out of AT6-058 X 5/16.
Forum: RV-10 09-23-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,002
Posted By ERushing
Pull the tank

I pulled the tanks to leak test them off the wing anyway. Actually, I pulled the tank twice because the first time I forgot to fill the leading edge holes!

It’s really not that big of a deal.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,779
Posted By ERushing
For new builds, the major EFIS manufacturers have...

For new builds, the major EFIS manufacturers have good solutions. Unfortunately, with the inexpensive gauges now becoming unavailable, owners flying older panels are being orphaned. We haven't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-08-2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,779
Posted By ERushing
Hi Gene, Just to clarify - It?s not that we?re...

Hi Gene,

Just to clarify - It?s not that we?re not supposed to sell it. It?s that the units are no longer being manufactured. The supplier of those instruments had an IC obsoleted out from under...
Forum: RV-10 09-01-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,294
Posted By ERushing
Congratulations Bill! Outstanding achievement!

Congratulations Bill! Outstanding achievement!
Forum: RV-14 08-26-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,412
Posted By ERushing
Congrats Pahan! Welcome back to the fold :)

Congrats Pahan! Welcome back to the fold :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2018, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,567
Posted By ERushing
Are you flying her to Oshkosh! Hope to see you...

Are you flying her to Oshkosh! Hope to see you there!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-05-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,619
Posted By ERushing
Nicely done! Congrats!

Nicely done! Congrats!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-28-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,178
Posted By ERushing
Higher Power Door Sheeting

Good Morning,

At Sun n Fun, I placed my order for a Higher Power Door to finish off our hangar. I'm researching options for sheeting the door. At this point I'm leaning towards steel PBR with...
Forum: RV-14 04-28-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,201
Posted By ERushing
They are anodized (clear.) No need for...

They are anodized (clear.) No need for priming.

Best Regards
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-11-2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,935
Posted By ERushing
If you haven't already, look on Stein's site. He...

If you haven't already, look on Stein's site. He has a diagram of potential/ common antenna locations.
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