VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

-POSTING RULES
-Advertise in here!
- Today's Posts | Insert Pics

Keep VAF Going
Donate methods

Point your
camera app here
to donate fast.


Go Back   VAF Forums > Search Forums
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 64 of 68
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Major-Tom
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2022, 07:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,833
Posted By Major-Tom
like the french prop

Since the RV 12 climbs real good, I wouldn't add the complexity and money of a constant speed prop. But the french props are quite good. I have a DUC Swirl 3blade on my RV12iS and the performance...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-06-2022, 03:01 AM
Replies: 428
Views: 396,388
Posted By Major-Tom
First flight of my RV-12iS

D-ERVM was first airborn on March, 2. What a great flying little plane. I was worried for months about the transition from my ICP Savannah-S (STOL Plane) But in fact flying the RV-12 is easier!!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,662
Posted By Major-Tom
Why note save the money to replace a nice fitting...

Why note save the money to replace a nice fitting spinner by having it painted?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 906
Posted By Major-Tom
Fuel flow...

I messured 78 liter/hour one single pump and 91liter/hour on dual pumps at the return outlet of the regulator. The max fuel flow with fuel hose disconnected from engine fuel rail is about double.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 08-04-2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,689
Posted By Major-Tom
Great Idea

Great idea, thanks for sharing. I can't handle a printer myself and I wont be able learn 3D construction software in this life, but my sons are very helpfull.
Forum: RV-14 07-13-2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,597
Posted By Major-Tom
sorry, still waiting for my empennage kit, but...

sorry, still waiting for my empennage kit, but isnt the elevator servo included? I only see the aileron trim servo as an option on the order form.

SUPER INFORMATION IN THE RV14 WIKI... THANKS!!!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-07-2021, 01:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,105
Posted By Major-Tom
update the instructions?

I was lucky enough to avoid the upper fitting trap but had to remove the wheels. One hour wasted...



Maybe Vans could or already have updated the instructions to install the fittings first? I must...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-06-2021, 07:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,613
Posted By Major-Tom
I will write blue QUOTE: we are looking at...

I will write blue

QUOTE:

we are looking at buying an already built RV-12 ULS and we're excited about it. By the same time, we are absolutely new to the topic (just finishing the PPL) and as we...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 07-06-2021, 06:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,163
Posted By Major-Tom
just great

helps a lot to see how it is done
subscribed
THANKS
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-14-2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,086
Posted By Major-Tom
I met a twin, I didn't know I had

This weekend I met a serial Vans builder at Mueritz Airpark in Germany. We did a lot of chatting, had diner and enjoyed the company having a beer late at the runway. I felt almost like meeting your...
Forum: RV-9/9A 05-18-2021, 04:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,775
Posted By Major-Tom
A ballistic parashute system would be a nice...

A ballistic parashute system would be a nice extra mass for many builders! The european version of the CH650 has ist BRS firewall forward.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2021, 07:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,604
Posted By Major-Tom
Yes, this is MGL Chalenger lite with coustom...

Yes, this is MGL Chalenger lite with coustom screens. You can't have an 912iS engine without. There is a 912iS RDAC module of course, but the engine parameters (fuel flow, fuel pres. Map....) will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2021, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,604
Posted By Major-Tom
looking for this?

The screws around the panel are #6 countersunk in a genuie RV-12iS. In my case non countersunk.


Also, you can find a thread here at VAF with a source für nice stainless screws with Torx drive and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 02:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 773
Posted By Major-Tom
filling the RV-12iS coolant system

I hope this doesnt sound to stupid, but I wonder how to fill the coolant system in my RV-12 iS. I have the built manual and the maintanance manual. It reads kind of "just fill it". But would that not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-23-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,891
Posted By Major-Tom
built time / wing kit order

The RV-12 is not my first built and I decided not to use primer on this one. So this went fast. My built times:


empennage: 75h
wings: 122h
fusselage: 181h


Sine you need the spar stubs from the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-25-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,646
Posted By Major-Tom
That is absolutly true. Also leaving the "all...

That is absolutly true. Also leaving the "all Vans way" will add much to the built time. I just learned that lesson the hard way. Skipping the engine kit and the avionic kit cost me minimum 100 hours...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-23-2021, 03:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,861
Posted By Major-Tom
cooler question / real live temperatures RV-12iS

Like mentioned earlier I am intending to use a SilentHektik F1204 mixer thermostate with my 912iS. Yes I know the pros ans cons, but it workes like a charme in my Savannah-S. So I would like to have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2020, 02:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,861
Posted By Major-Tom
I have a thermostat-mixer from Silent Hektik im...

I have a thermostat-mixer from Silent Hektik im my current plane and like it al lot. There is no warming up and always perfekt temps on oil and water. No problems in almost 200 hours.



So I will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2020, 11:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,431
Posted By Major-Tom
There will be installed the fuel pressure sensor.

There will be installed the fuel pressure sensor.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-29-2020, 02:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,202
Posted By Major-Tom
I have my pitot on the opposit rib to the stall...

I have my pitot on the opposit rib to the stall warner device. It is a Delrin block, that have a thread to accept an aluminium tube with O-ring sealing. Also to be seen on the photo is the OAO...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-22-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,049
Posted By Major-Tom
Yes this bypass is no special vans design. It is...

Yes this bypass is no special vans design. It is from the installation manual. But it is not to find in older versions of this document and it is not without questioning among builders. It is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-08-2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,851
Posted By Major-Tom
This would have been my guess. Otherwise Vans...

This would have been my guess. Otherwise Vans might have placed the complex pump and filter assembly, where it could be inspected more easily, I guess. You know, I love the RV-12is, but I hate the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,851
Posted By Major-Tom
Thank you Scott, this is the kind of high quality...

Thank you Scott, this is the kind of high quality information I was hoping to get. Could you possibly tell me the main reason for the pumps behind the baggage bulkhead? I would guess it is to prevent...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2020, 03:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,851
Posted By Major-Tom
Thanks Scott, of corse I already did as...

Thanks Scott, of corse I already did as suggested. The installation manuals of various 912 engines are under my pillow for some time now and I'm not new to this engines. Be assured that I am more...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2020, 03:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,851
Posted By Major-Tom
upgrading from carburated to fuel injected engine on a almost completed RV12-iS/ULS

Late change of plans....
Since October 2018 I am building a RV-12is. The built comes along very nicely and without any problems. The kit quality is great and with excellent engineering down to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2020, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,161
Posted By Major-Tom
Done that... after the last time in the US and...

Done that... after the last time in the US and some hours of talking to EAA Members in Ft. Meyers I started to built a plane and signed in to flight shool... so don't tell me about cheap vacation in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,161
Posted By Major-Tom
[quote=Major-Tom;1434087]danish supermarket a six...

[quote=Major-Tom;1434087]danish supermarket a six pack can easily cost you 30bucks... :-(



Sorry mixed this one up with Norway... there you pay 30$ for a six pack
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,161
Posted By Major-Tom
sure thing.... but it will cost you a beer if I...

sure thing.... but it will cost you a beer if I ever make it near your airport...
fun fact for the US forum members: in a danish supermarket a six pack can easily cost you 30bucks... :-(


PM me you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-26-2020, 01:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,890
Posted By Major-Tom
expensiv and a lot of work

Hello,
I like the idea of an injected engine in my RV, but my RV-12is will get a 912ULS engine after much consideration and asking friends. Reasons for this were the high number of SB's for the iS...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2020, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,412
Posted By Major-Tom
You are the lucky one! I had 1.25 deg and 1.5 deg...

You are the lucky one! I had 1.25 deg and 1.5 deg toe out. It would have taken 4 shims / 28$ each plus oversea shipping. So I made them from T6061... But the gun drilled gear legs are absolutly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-31-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 67,552
Posted By Major-Tom
Hey Chris, I wonder if we have to change the fork...

Hey Chris,
I wonder if we have to change the fork at all since we are both not ELSA or something else with the FAA. ... ? What will the guys in Europe or Australia do?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 754
Posted By Major-Tom
canopy attach angles drilling

Plans call for drilling #30 thru canopy and attach angles C-1203. Then remove canopy and open up the holes in the canopy to #27 for #6 skrews. O.K. done that. But I can find no instruction to open up...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 67,552
Posted By Major-Tom
Yes, I think so. If you install a nose gear leg...

Yes, I think so. If you install a nose gear leg for the first time, you do the match drilling from the front side. If you install a retrofit you drill from inside the cockpit and therefor need the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-28-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 67,552
Posted By Major-Tom
This is not my day...

I recieved my finish kit in May. New style nose legs where shiped in june - just one month later. Seven months later there is the news, that I have to bring my brand new unused part to the junk yard....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,129
Posted By Major-Tom
Thanks to both of you. This was just the info I...

Thanks to both of you. This was just the info I needed. I will see if the switches will work in a 12iS too.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,129
Posted By Major-Tom
what switches to buy

I need to buy the mirco switches for the canopy handle and the wing bolts for my 12is locally. Almost every switch will do the job, but it would be nice to have the right bolt pattern. Can someone...
Forum: Reviews 12-04-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,566
Posted By Major-Tom
new guy...same question I'm building a RV12is...

new guy...same question
I'm building a RV12is with ULS engine and MGL avionics.
I was not able to find any drawings for the instrument panel. Maybe just to dump to look right. Panels for all other...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-12-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By Major-Tom
break line fittings / section 5.22

I am having trouble or doubts about the fittings I produced. Section 5.22 explains what to do and I also have the homebuilt help DVD#s for the RV-12.


- step 1 in section 5.22 asks for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2019, 01:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,271
Posted By Major-Tom
I am just beginning my fuselage kit and ask...

I am just beginning my fuselage kit and ask myself the same question. Should I care about a "heat and noise protection mat" at the firewall?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-17-2019, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,386
Posted By Major-Tom
sehr cool...vielen Dank

sehr cool...vielen Dank
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-06-2019, 11:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,508
Posted By Major-Tom
Wow, what an outstanding paint scheme. Very...

Wow, what an outstanding paint scheme. Very impressiv. I would love to have a semi military paint scheme on my bird too, but I am affraid of the camouflage effect doinging its job to well. I guess...
Forum: My RV Build Project 03-15-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 98,674
Posted By Major-Tom
best toolbox ever

Well I could easily join the line and congrat you to your impressiv toolbox. But honnestly, what kind of plane are you realy building, if you think you will need this armada of wrenches?:cool:
On...
Forum: My RV Build Project 01-30-2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,041
Posted By Major-Tom
RV-12iS #121128 in Germany

Since October 2018 I am working on my RV-12iS. The empennage kit went together very nicely. I absolutely love the engineering quality. Everything is so smart and without compromise. My last/first...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,375
Posted By Major-Tom
HomebultHelp RV-12 DVDs for RV-12iS

I finished my empennage kit some weeks ago and are now waiting for the fuselage kit to arrive.

Since I was not able to find some used HomebuiltHelp DVD's for the RV-12, I am considering buying...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-24-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 803
Views: 243,852
Posted By Major-Tom
Charlie, you sad earlier that the Viking Gearbox...

Charlie, you sad earlier that the Viking Gearbox was almost a straight fit. 3 holes lined up excactly and one not. Was it the upper right point (frontview) that needed a little adapter?
And to add...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,972
Posted By Major-Tom
That is absolutly right. I ran into the same...

That is absolutly right. I ran into the same problem. There a revisions of this part. We got the older version (not symetrical) but need the symetrical version. Vans will ship them fast, if you let...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,302
Posted By Major-Tom
Thanks for the picture. The tablet looks huge,...

Thanks for the picture. The tablet looks huge, when upright. But then this is preferred mode I guess.
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-20-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 243,852
Posted By Major-Tom
Thank you Charlie, as hinted I worked myself...

Thank you Charlie,
as hinted I worked myself thru the SDS-EFI homepage. Not for the first time, but better understanding each time. Not that the internet would not be an overwhelming source of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,302
Posted By Major-Tom
Wait a minute. Two 10,4" panel plus radio for...

Wait a minute. Two 10,4" panel plus radio for 6.000 USD (equals Euro with tax)? Best offer I have seen on a new MGL Challenger 10,4" lite is 3250Euro. Can you please PM me you source? What about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,302
Posted By Major-Tom
Great looking panal. I like those MGL stuff. What...

Great looking panal. I like those MGL stuff. What MGL Challenger version are you using - lite or with iBox? How do you like the MGL Radio?
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-17-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 243,852
Posted By Major-Tom
Thanks for the pictures Charlie. From your...

Thanks for the pictures Charlie.
From your Youtube Favorite List I assume you are no professional welder or automobile engineer, but rather someone who is willing to invest time and effort in...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-16-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 243,852
Posted By Major-Tom
earlier pictures

Hey Charlie,
very good infos. Just started to reread from the first page. The R18 seems to be a real good start for a conversation - lightweight, powerful and the last generation without direct...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-14-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 243,852
Posted By Major-Tom
May I ask what happend to your "old" PSRU? And...

May I ask what happend to your "old" PSRU?
And what did it cost you? The Viking Homepage list just one PSRU for 3000USD and for me it is not clear what is included in that price... What about Damper,...
Forum: Tools 01-08-2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,734
Posted By Major-Tom
new year... same question

Is there first hand expirience with the ATS Pro rivet gun?


https://www.aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?id=ATS-3X



Also, if you had to choose just one tungsten bucking bar. Which one? Weight...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,814
Posted By Major-Tom
I could imagine 155HP to be an overkill for the...

I could imagine 155HP to be an overkill for the RV-12. But staying carbed and using their 1484ccm BigBore kit could be an option.
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-04-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 243,852
Posted By Major-Tom
Guilty on sneaking around here to. This thread...

Guilty on sneaking around here to. This thread and Ross's EFI ans Suby links where my lecture over X-mas. I absolutely admire what you are doing. Affordable, fuel efficient engines are very important...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,940
Posted By Major-Tom
Rotax Original Manuals

https://rotax-docs.secure.force.com/DocumentsSearch/sfc/servlet.shepherd/version/download/06812000002WMJPAA4?asPdf=false

A Good Source for First Hand Information is the Rotax Website.
Forum: Painting your RV 11-22-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,453
Posted By Major-Tom
May I ask what the expiricend builders put under...

May I ask what the expiricend builders put under the vinyl? Is corrosion protection needed or can the wrapping take place on bare aluminium?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,506
Posted By Major-Tom
Didn't your Macfarlane Vernier assist trottle...

Didn't your Macfarlane Vernier assist trottle came with a set of perfect fitting springs. Mine where blue and I have no issues. The org. Rotax springs a way to strong.
Forum: RV-14 10-18-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 207,637
Posted By Major-Tom
I recieved my RV-12 empennage kit since 2 weeks...

I recieved my RV-12 empennage kit since 2 weeks now. Fedex did a very good job. The hole delivery took one week. But the customs skrewed up. I was charged some extra percentage and are currently...
Forum: RV-14 10-17-2018, 04:52 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 207,637
Posted By Major-Tom
Originally Posted by Major-Tom View Post Yes...

Originally Posted by Major-Tom View Post
Yes great looking shop, but the compressor seems a little undersized

You think so? It's 100 litres. What's that? 26 gal?
Reply With Quote Multi-Quote This...
Forum: RV-14 10-16-2018, 04:39 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 207,637
Posted By Major-Tom
nice

Yes great looking shop, but the compressor seems a little undersized :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2018, 04:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,896
Posted By Major-Tom
aluminum dust

Since the health issue was mentioned, I would like to ask about common practice around RV builders . Aluminum particles are getting more and more in the focus as possible health hazards. Also,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-20-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,962
Posted By Major-Tom
You are right. The RV-12 has an excellent record...

You are right. The RV-12 has an excellent record and it is my belief it is the best kit plane in the 1320lbs class. That is why I am building one.

On the other hand side, the plane I fly now and...
Showing results 1 to 64 of 68

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:07 AM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.