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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 02:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,492
Posted By JwWright57
Brad, I watched a million videos on youtube. 3m...

Brad, I watched a million videos on youtube. 3m published some videos on how to use the cutting tape that i found very helpful.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2022, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,492
Posted By JwWright57
Yep! I got a wrinkle from that insane storm. I'm...

Yep! I got a wrinkle from that insane storm. I'm going to put a new skin on it and the doubler that came out after my rudder was already done. Flying home you'd never know that the wrinkle was there....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,492
Posted By JwWright57
Mark, I kept the RPM at the bottom of the yellow...

Mark, I kept the RPM at the bottom of the yellow band (52-5400 depending on climb/descent etc.)

Fuel burn averaged about 4.5 an hour. I had a good 10-15 kt headwind and hit about 110 its GS on the...
Forum: Safety 08-05-2022, 02:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,452
Posted By JwWright57
My RV-12 suffered a little rudder damage. For the...

My RV-12 suffered a little rudder damage. For the 12 Vans has a portable tow bar that also doubles as a rudder lock. You pivot the end points and place them on the pedals and the normal tow handle...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2022, 06:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,492
Posted By JwWright57
Smile My “paint scheme” is 3M vinyl.

My “paint scheme” is 3M vinyl.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-25-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,492
Posted By JwWright57
We averaged about 110 kt ground speed with about...

We averaged about 110 kt ground speed with about a 10 kt headwind. I flew mostly at 98% power and around 5200 rpm
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,492
Posted By JwWright57
First time to Oshkosh with my 12

First time to Oshkosh with my 12 that I completed last year. Arrival was awesome and got some bling and a song from the HB register. Two up and close to gross weight. 8 hours from Charlotte with 2...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,181
Posted By JwWright57
Thumbs up My first time at Oshkosh in my just completed...

My first time at Oshkosh in my just completed RV12 looking forward to it!
Forum: Midwest 07-23-2022, 11:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,910
Posted By JwWright57
Flew into my first Oshkosh and parked in HBP 351....

Flew into my first Oshkosh and parked in HBP 351. Yellow and blue RV 12
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-04-2022, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,521
Posted By JwWright57
I did my transition training in a 12 with a 2...

I did my transition training in a 12 with a 2 blade. My 3 blade 12 iS for sure slows down faster and i have to carry power just a tiny bit longer in the pattern. I shoot for 75 abeam the numbers and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,585
Posted By JwWright57
Do you have the AOA feature installed? I’ve...

Do you have the AOA feature installed? I’ve thought about just removing mine. Two buddies who are building a 7 and a Sonex didn’t even install a stall warning switch.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2022, 05:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,329
Posted By JwWright57
Finally got around to checking my fuel pump ssn...

Finally got around to checking my fuel pump ssn and yes I’m screwed also! Ughhh I’ve had challenges with them since the engine was new. i did the vans SB (about the EMS connector) and thought that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2022, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 726
Posted By JwWright57
Nice work Roger

Nice work Roger
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,329
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks Bob! That will be a must have project

Thanks Bob! That will be a must have project
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 45,800
Posted By JwWright57
My son and I did the SB today. Man it’s not fun...

My son and I did the SB today. Man it’s not fun getting back there but it’s doable. Took us maybe 3 1/2 hours. Maybe 30 mins was getting my son (5’7 and 150 pds ��) refreshed about drilling and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By JwWright57
…And take it really slow, taking off only a tiny...

…And take it really slow, taking off only a tiny bit at a time.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,489
Posted By JwWright57
That tool should work for you, thats the one i...

That tool should work for you, thats the one i used and gave me good flares. Did you buy it new?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,151
Posted By JwWright57
Greg - doing this update isn't going to mess up...

Greg - doing this update isn't going to mess up my fuel calibration is it? Or the trim settings?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,404
Posted By JwWright57
I put glider tape on the wing to fuse junction...

I put glider tape on the wing to fuse junction until I paint/wrap the airframe. Flying after that was added it "seemed" like the plane landed a skosh faster and was slightly more slippery. LOL I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2022, 12:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,320
Posted By JwWright57
Thx for the info John

Thx for the info John
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2022, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,320
Posted By JwWright57
Thx Rob, that’s good stuff. I might change mine...

Thx Rob, that’s good stuff. I might change mine over.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,969
Posted By JwWright57
Wow John! My 12is came in almost exactly 100 lbs...

Wow John! My 12is came in almost exactly 100 lbs less (no paint yet) i’m sure you have all kinds of cool stuff in there.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2021, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,320
Posted By JwWright57
Sorry thought it was obvious. I'm talking about...

Sorry thought it was obvious. I'm talking about the ones that come standard in the RV-12 avionics kit.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,320
Posted By JwWright57
USB power outlets

Hi all. Anyone know how much juice the USB power outlets put out? Just curious.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By JwWright57
That's a good one Brent either way!

That's a good one Brent either way!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2021, 12:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 12,486
Posted By JwWright57
That’s great. Can you share a picture of the...

That’s great. Can you share a picture of the trailer?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-01-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,214
Posted By JwWright57
I’m curious also. I was going to wait (i have...

I’m curious also. I was going to wait (i have about 5 hours on the AC) until later but i guess now I’ll do it and replace them later when it gets painted.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,424
Posted By JwWright57
I did the same. I think it’s worth it in the long...

I did the same. I think it’s worth it in the long run. You don’t want to get those lengths wrong, it’s difficult to get in there if you need to change them later
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,204
Posted By JwWright57
I don’t remember having to final drill those...

I don’t remember having to final drill those holes. Make sure you have the parts oriented in the correct direction.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,697
Posted By JwWright57
Any update on your install? I’m getting ready to...

Any update on your install? I’m getting ready to do mine, how did you remove the paint from the bottom of the engine?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,094
Posted By JwWright57
Put a good dab of RTV to make sure it doesn't...

Put a good dab of RTV to make sure it doesn't fall off again
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2021, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,226
Posted By JwWright57
I slightly heated the vinyl and pulled it tight...

I slightly heated the vinyl and pulled it tight around to the back and trimmed, worked pretty good.


I put it on dry. Pricked the crew holes with an exact knife and installed with the black screws...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,673
Posted By JwWright57
I know me too! I really thought about putting it...

I know me too! I really thought about putting it all in excel and sharing it but never found the time.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 946
Posted By JwWright57
I believe they were 75 in pds. The torque should...

I believe they were 75 in pds. The torque should be in the Rotax manual
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 899
Posted By JwWright57
I have not filled them but may when I get closer...

I have not filled them but may when I get closer to painting. Having too much fly flying at this point.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-02-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,623
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks Scott. Great information like always.

Thanks Scott. Great information like always.
Forum: RV-7/7A 10-27-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2,023
Views: 1,511,770
Posted By JwWright57
just gorgeous! Beautiful scheme.

just gorgeous! Beautiful scheme.
Forum: Safety 10-26-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,727
Posted By JwWright57
LOL that's great Dan!

LOL that's great Dan!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-26-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,316
Posted By JwWright57
Also safety wire the springs when they are...

Also safety wire the springs when they are installed for the final time (you'll probably take them on/off a few times until the engine and exhaust are situated properly)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-26-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,712
Posted By JwWright57
I think I ended up needing 3 different plexiglass...

I think I ended up needing 3 different plexiglass bits for the 12 and got them from McMasters.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2021, 03:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,484
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks Bob

Thanks Bob
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2021, 01:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,484
Posted By JwWright57
Need tap size for this fitting

Anyone know what the tap size is for this fitting?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-21-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,807
Posted By JwWright57
Yes totally agree. If I have to proseal the...

Yes totally agree. If I have to proseal the fitting to stop it from leaking there is no way I'm going to ever take that off again.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,822
Posted By JwWright57
Where does the sensor get located? My Skyview...

Where does the sensor get located? My Skyview came with the harness ready for it but I wasn't sure that sticking one behind the panel would give me the piece of mind I was looking for.

I'm probably...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,807
Posted By JwWright57
yes I was thinking the same thing. I'm going to...

yes I was thinking the same thing. I'm going to loosen the 45 as much as I can (it'll only go a qtr turn before hitting the other fitting) and throughly clean, put some pro seal on the threads and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,850
Posted By JwWright57
The sides are totally covered if you get the full...

The sides are totally covered if you get the full interior. I would paint everything else (I painted the entire inside and have the full interior kit)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,807
Posted By JwWright57
Yeah that was already done (first and second time)

Yeah that was already done (first and second time)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,807
Posted By JwWright57
update....... It looks like my little weep is...

update.......

It looks like my little weep is coming out of the connectors at the bottom of the tank.

I'm on my second 45degree fitting, the first one seemed like it was a little stripped and was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2021, 04:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,807
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks a ton folks. It’s what I expected and...

Thanks a ton folks. It’s what I expected and happy to be confirmed.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,250
Posted By JwWright57
I paid COD on maybe 1/2 of the kits and others...

I paid COD on maybe 1/2 of the kits and others paid before delivery. I guess it depends on the company
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,607
Posted By JwWright57
You can push down on the stabilator spar while...

You can push down on the stabilator spar while holding the front of the vertical fin and lift the front wheel off the ground. A helper can the put a saw horse on the rivet line as in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,807
Posted By JwWright57
Drip….drip…

I was going through my 12Is after the first flight and found a drip on the lower fuel tank line (feed to fuel pumps). It’s really strange. At first i thought it was oil blown back from the engine...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-06-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,506
Posted By JwWright57
To answer your original question, during setup...

To answer your original question, during setup you measure 2 inches up if I remember right. And that is your takeoff trim line. There is a step for it in the production acceptable process
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,999
Posted By JwWright57
Same here my canopy required a bit of trimming

Same here my canopy required a bit of trimming
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,057
Posted By JwWright57
You'll need a lot of the copper ones. I bought...

You'll need a lot of the copper ones. I bought the listed kit from Cleveland tools when I started, they are a good source of how much/many you'll need for any one thing. At one point doing the wings...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,568
Posted By JwWright57
Rob, the fuse kit IS a lot of work but I would...

Rob, the fuse kit IS a lot of work but I would expect you'll finish it before May.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,646
Posted By JwWright57
BTW - i flew my 5 hours for the insurance...

BTW - i flew my 5 hours for the insurance requirements up at Chesapeake Sport Flyers with Dan Wroe. Highly recommend both. They have 2 Rv-12s and Dan has 500+ hours instructing in the 12.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,173
Posted By JwWright57
Thanks Bob. I had that question also. Maybe the...

Thanks Bob. I had that question also. Maybe the POH should just say “if the amps are positive it’s switched over”
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2021, 05:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,646
Posted By JwWright57
Great to hear Riley!

Great to hear Riley!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2021, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,646
Posted By JwWright57
It came out at 769 pounds

It came out at 769 pounds
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,646
Posted By JwWright57
Another completed RV-12 to add to Vans totals

I received my special airworthiness certificate last night. N26JW is official, RV-12is with the 912is engine, 3 blade prop and single screen Dynon system, full interior.

3 years and 11 months start...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2021, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,591
Posted By JwWright57
hey Joe, what kind of ADSB-in did you install? My...

hey Joe, what kind of ADSB-in did you install? My Is install is just a little antenna under the rudder pedals, pretty easy.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,840
Posted By JwWright57
Resolution is to make sure you don't forget to...

Resolution is to make sure you don't forget to plug in the air sensor. The Rotax will throw an Lane A error warning that does not seem to have anything to do with the air sensor but actually does.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-26-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,840
Posted By JwWright57
Right! But (there is always a but lol), the air...

Right! But (there is always a but lol), the air filter is a little oversize so getting those 4 screws in is a real PIA. Taking the sensor off is really easy. Just one thing to remember after...
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