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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-09-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 22
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Views: 1,997
Posted By Rrhsch
I did it on a classic RV12 ELSA. It was a lot of...

I did it on a classic RV12 ELSA. It was a lot of work because of the power budget. Iím not sure if the 912is has the amps to handle the heated pitot. In the long run, a 9A may better fit your mission.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By Rrhsch
RV-12 ULS LSA with full IFR panel

I replaced my stock battery with an EarthX. I also have a second EarthX battery with a completely separate second electrical system. The second battery is charged by a pad mount B&C and the other...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By Rrhsch
Make sure the fuel line attached to the sensor is...

Make sure the fuel line attached to the sensor is not touching the cooling hose to the radiator. This can cause the symptoms you are seeing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,026
Posted By Rrhsch
You get the complete firewall forward from Van’s.

You get the complete firewall forward from Van’s.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 01-18-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 780
Posted By Rrhsch
The V-16 is not a Nav radio. Are you asking about...

The V-16 is not a Nav radio. Are you asking about the Com V16 or Nav N16?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-10-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,887
Posted By Rrhsch
My RV12 pushes really easy. Happy to make a trade.

My RV12 pushes really easy. Happy to make a trade.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2021, 07:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,792
Posted By Rrhsch
The GPS 175 displays on the PFD. If you replace...

The GPS 175 displays on the PFD. If you replace the MFD with the GPS175, power budget isn’t a problem. If you keep the MFD, the easiest location is to mount it is directly under the PFD. You will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-26-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,155
Posted By Rrhsch
ELSA has a financial advantage over EAB. The main...

ELSA has a financial advantage over EAB. The main builder of a EAB RV12 is the only one who can obtain the repairman certificate. Under the ELSA rules a new owner can take the 16 hour repairman class...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 14,692
Posted By Rrhsch
I didn’t see this service letter for prop...

I didn’t see this service letter for prop balancing until a few days ago and didn’t find a lot of choices in SE WI for this service. I talked with the CubAir A&P at HXF in Hartford, Wi about this and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-18-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,480
Posted By Rrhsch
I had the same problem 4 years ago. It drove me...

I had the same problem 4 years ago. It drove me crazy. The oil source is not from the stud. It is blown there from another source. For me it turned out to be a very small valve cover leak after...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,574
Posted By Rrhsch
I see a lot of crossed wires that were under the...

I see a lot of crossed wires that were under the metal wire cover. I would undo the wire ties and re-arrange the wires so that none of them cross in this section. This will gain you a lot of space....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-31-2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,574
Posted By Rrhsch
Jim, I had the same problems as you. I have a...

Jim,

I had the same problems as you. I have a VOR antenna coax added to the mix of wires. I removed the flaperon mixer, wire cover and wire block covers. I was able to widen the slot in the nylon...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-19-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,835
Posted By Rrhsch
There is not a requirement for any course in...

There is not a requirement for any course in order to work on an ELSA. You only need the repairman course if you are doing the condition inspection on your aircraft. I would suggest going to a engine...
Forum: Safety 02-14-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,110
Posted By Rrhsch
I had a similar problem on take off in my 12. I...

I had a similar problem on take off in my 12. I was able to return to the runway under a decreased power setting and level flight. This occurred in warmish weather and after doing a few touch and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,469
Posted By Rrhsch
I use 3 digital 440 lbs postal scales. Purchased...

I use 3 digital 440 lbs postal scales. Purchased them on amazon for about a $100. I use three 1/2 inch plywood ramps and leveling blocks to put the plane at the proper level for weighing. I zero out...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 26,747
Posted By Rrhsch
I have added a B and C spline alternator on the...

I have added a B and C spline alternator on the Rotax as a back up and to supply the power for heated pitot, MFD and VOR/ILS.

I am installing the Silent-Hektik from Vans And I would like to add a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,437
Posted By Rrhsch
Adding a switch gives control over the voltage...

Adding a switch gives control over the voltage regulator and is standard practice in the AeroElectric Z schematics by Bob Nuckolls.

Can some one verify that the new SH voltage regulator has...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,967
Posted By Rrhsch
Mission

Retirement for me is nearing. I started out as a sport pilot and continued my training to a PPL. I am flying a RV12 ELSA with dual G3X touch EFIS and autopilot that I built. My current minimums are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-20-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,967
Posted By Rrhsch
I talked to my DPE and he said I will need to use...

I talked to my DPE and he said I will need to use another plane with a VOR if I only install a GTN 625 or GPS 175. So, instead of the extra $$$ and work that would be needed to install a GTN 650, I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,967
Posted By Rrhsch
IFR training-GTN 625 VS 650 in my RV

My question is to the VAF community CFII?s. Can I get my instrument rating in my own RV if it is only equipped with a G3X System and a GTN 625? (No VOR or ILS ) Will it be necessary to have a GTN...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-23-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 42,120
Posted By Rrhsch
More power please!

I have been contemplating adding the GTN 625/650 to my flying ELSA RV12. The power budget is a problem if you want a back-up AHARS and heated Pitot tube. There have been discussions on this site...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,142
Posted By Rrhsch
I did not install mine until it was painted. Six...

I did not install mine until it was painted. Six months of flying without a problem. I didn't notice a difference with it off or on.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-25-2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,000
Posted By Rrhsch
Make sure the nuts on the control stick push rods...

Make sure the nuts on the control stick push rods that connect to the flaperon mixer bell-crank are not rubbing on the F-00049 wire cover. This would only be noticed when full flaps are used.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,470
Posted By Rrhsch
Remove a screw on both sides of the fairing and...

Remove a screw on both sides of the fairing and run a safety wire folded in half between the two sides. I used a nail and washer to hold the wire on each side. Twist the safety wire against the nail...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-13-2017, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,284
Posted By Rrhsch
Jim, What holds the rivet nut in place and from...

Jim,

What holds the rivet nut in place and from spinning?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2017, 07:41 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 20,579
Posted By Rrhsch
Back to sensor wars

The fuel sensor was replaced and all is well. I never intended to start a war of sorts. This is definitely not in the same league an tail wheele or primer wars.

I now show a 0.5 PSI increase in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2017, 10:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 20,579
Posted By Rrhsch
0.0 Fuel pressure while on cross country

I think I need a new fuel pressure sensor. Shortly after a refueling stop with 100LL, the fuel pressure started to swing rapidly from 1.1 to 5.0 psi at 5400 RPM and suddenly stopped at 0.0 psi. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2017, 06:42 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 42,120
Posted By Rrhsch
Sorry, but I grabbed the wrong section. I should...

Sorry, but I grabbed the wrong section. I should have grabbed Appendix D-1 item 49 not 50.

Instrument flight operations are authorized if the instruments specified in ? 91.205(d) are installed,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2017, 12:22 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 42,120
Posted By Rrhsch
8130.2J dated 7/21/2017

Phase 2 operating limitations for 191i ELSA in order 8130.2J released 7/21/2017
Appendix D-1 item 50. This is located at the end of the document if you want to look it up.

Instrument flight...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,154
Posted By Rrhsch
Thumbs up High temp all metal lock nut

I used an all metal lock nut. Like the nuts used for high temperature applications. It has a low profile and smaller diameter. Shorten the screw and trim the nylon guide. All will be well.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,855
Posted By Rrhsch
I tied mine down to a tree with wings off. I...

I tied mine down to a tree with wings off. I didn't have a problem.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-26-2017, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,810
Posted By Rrhsch
Ray Allen 205 wired to RV12 with Garmin G3X

A follow up for those interested. I have wired the G205 per Joe Gores drawing and I have been flying with it for 4 months. It is possible to have wires 18 and 19 connected together in this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-19-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,560
Posted By Rrhsch
I might not understand your question, but let me...

I might not understand your question, but let me take a stab at it. If you are in flight and you have turned on the autopilot with the fuse panel switch, activated the autopilot with a flight plan...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,207
Posted By Rrhsch
Kevin, You can order a toolbox kit from Vans as...

Kevin,

You can order a toolbox kit from Vans as a practice project. It will require some tools. This would be a good project to test your aptitude. Once you are done you will have a completed tool...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-23-2017, 05:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 22,263
Posted By Rrhsch
Mel My ELSA operation limitations doesn't allow...

Mel

My ELSA operation limitations doesn't allow the installation of and use of TOS IFR equipment for IFR use. I thought if the RV-12 was built ELSA and was certified as such that the operation...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2017, 09:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 22,263
Posted By Rrhsch
Mel, Where can I find the order. My RV12 ELSA...

Mel,
Where can I find the order. My RV12 ELSA inspection was done by the FAA. My operation limitations restrict me to VFR and does not allow a path to upgrade the plane to IFR in phase 2. I would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,147
Posted By Rrhsch
I don't think I am consuming any oil. It seem to...

I don't think I am consuming any oil. It seem to be blowing out the vent tube. Plugs look good. I have performed the oil check after burping with a warm engine and a day later after re-burping the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2016, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,147
Posted By Rrhsch
high oil pressure and venting oil

Ric

Is your 912 still using or expelling oil? Did you find a solution?

Mine is sending oil out the vent tube during long cross country flights. The last flight (6 hrs) I lost about a cup of oil on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-25-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,810
Posted By Rrhsch
Ric, on the Ray-Allen G205 it is very easy to...

Ric, on the Ray-Allen G205 it is very easy to push the up and down buttons and ground wires 18 and 19 on the switch harnes at the same time. Has this ever happen to you? I would be interested to know...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-17-2016, 04:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,810
Posted By Rrhsch
I am only installing the one G201 grip.

I am only installing the one G201 grip.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2016, 08:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,810
Posted By Rrhsch
Installing a Ray-Allen G205 grip for trim control in G3X RV-12

I am not an electrical engineer. I have my avionics bay open due to a bad AV50001A and the repaired unit is on its way home. I am considering installing a Ray Allen G205 grip that I own to control...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2016, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,866
Posted By Rrhsch
Vans confirmed my diagnosis. My logic board was...

Vans confirmed my diagnosis. My logic board was bad in my AV50001A box. This is a new box so Vans replaced the board and is shipping it back. Ill soon be back in the air. :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,866
Posted By Rrhsch
Trim quit working

:confused:

Background:

RV12 with Gamin G3X w/GPS20A and Garmin GMC307 w/autopilot.

Trim was used and functioning prior to this flight. This was the first time I used Autopilot with a flight plan....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 422
Views: 338,818
Posted By Rrhsch
RV12 #120722

:D RV-12 #120722 left and returned to earth on July 10th. Heavy left wing corrected with a lot of squeezing to the right wing and added trim tab to vertical stablizer to center the ball. No picture;...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2016, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,975
Posted By Rrhsch
For those that have successfully registered their...

For those that have successfully registered their RV12 E-LSA, do you need to put a value on the Van's bill of sale before registration?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,151
Posted By Rrhsch
Heat transfer paste for Rotax spark plugs.

http://store.leadingedgeairfoils.com/product_info.php?products_id=14342

Copy the link to your browser. It is available at other Rotax suppliers closer to you, but I purchased mine here.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,197
Posted By Rrhsch
Looking at your question again, I missed the...

Looking at your question again, I missed the mark. The 1/8th inch gap between the plexi and frame is needed. The plexi will grow as you fasten it to the frame. You don't want to restrict the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2016, 04:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,197
Posted By Rrhsch
I made two complete canopies. The first one I...

I made two complete canopies. The first one I wasn?t as careful, but followed Vans directions. When I finished it, I wished I took more time and did things a little different. Due to a mishap, I had...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2016, 12:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,344
Posted By Rrhsch
Wheel Pants-Need advice on alignment

Scott has a good point. I'll leave a gap of .040" on the inside wheel pant, attache nut plates and sand other side to even the gap. An error of 1/16" is should be acceptable. Thanks for your help. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2016, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,344
Posted By Rrhsch
Wheel Pants

Joe,
Thanks for your reply. I can deal with holes easy enough. I only have to rework holes if I assemble the two half?s of the pants together without any gap and elongate the factory dimpled holes....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2016, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,344
Posted By Rrhsch
Need advice on alignment

I am fitting my wheel pants and the right side pants came out right on, but I am .100 of an inch short on the inside front left wheel pant. The rear half of both pants are aligned correctly to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-30-2015, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,535
Posted By Rrhsch
Grips

You will need a set of bicycle hand grips for the 12 or you can also order a set of Ray Allen grips. Later, sub out the push to talk button that came with the kit for the Ray Allen.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-21-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,076
Posted By Rrhsch
I have the old style muffler in my hand. It...

I have the old style muffler in my hand. It measures 5.575" in diameter. I wish mine wasn't so convenient and easy to measure. ��
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-25-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,733
Posted By Rrhsch
This should get you close....

This should get you close. http://sportair.aero/?s=Gen2&x=0&y=0
I have to use the sites search function to find it. Search for gen2 at the site and scroll through until you see the Rotax accessories...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-25-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,733
Posted By Rrhsch
Has anyone tried the EPApower Gen2 alternator on...

Has anyone tried the EPApower Gen2 alternator on a RV12. It seems like a possible solution adding 26 amps. I don't know if it would interfere with the engine mount. Below is a discription from their...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-19-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 29,578
Posted By Rrhsch
RV7A and RV12

I know this is short notice but hopefully there is room for two WI builders with RVs minus engines. Living behind the cheddar curtin, we do see a lot of spotted cows. :D
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-15-2015, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,807
Posted By Rrhsch
Sport Pilot

Sport pilot training can be done in a non LSA. However you will need to transition to a LSA to solo and test. This will increase your training time and cost but it is doable. If getting the 3rd class...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-26-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 12,411
Posted By Rrhsch
This looked interesting, but the special rule...

This looked interesting, but the special rule requiring it to be purchased on the same PO as the G3X eliminated all the RV12 ELSA builders. RV12 builders have to purchase everything through Vans and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,346
Posted By Rrhsch
I know that SV and G3X ADS-B out are not...

I know that SV and G3X ADS-B out are not currently 2020 compliant. The Garmin GDL 39R receive both 978MHz and 1090MHz for air to air and TIS-B traffic per their manual. It appears that the Skyview...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,346
Posted By Rrhsch
Full disclosure is always a good thing. It's what...

Full disclosure is always a good thing. It's what isn't disclosed that worrys me. I know there isnt perfect software or equipment. I consider Dynon and Garmin very reputable companies with very good...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,346
Posted By Rrhsch
It would be great to have the unknown costs like...

It would be great to have the unknown costs like average repair cost and frequency of repairs. These are secrets that are not shared by manufactures. The latest software release for Skyview seem to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,346
Posted By Rrhsch
Talking This has been a great discussion on ADS-B. I...

This has been a great discussion on ADS-B. I probably should have split this up into three threads, G3X, Skyview and ADS-B. I was really hoping to contrast what features you use on each control, how...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-01-2014, 07:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,346
Posted By Rrhsch
G3X or Skyview?

:confused:G3X or Skyview? Two great choices, but I need help.

I am a low hour sport pilot (<100) completing the finish kit on my RV12. The mission is cross county trips with my wife to visit friends...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-31-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,210
Posted By Rrhsch
I have the same issue. I think the flap handle is...

I have the same issue. I think the flap handle is to far forward. I am continuing with the build because I don't think this is a problem. I think it will not be an issue once the flaperon control is...
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