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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 10:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,354
Posted By RFSchaller
I used the rubber bulb off a Rogaine eye dropper...

I used the rubber bulb off a Rogaine eye dropper with a REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT key chain fob as a flag. I got way more usefulness out of it as a pitot cover than as a hair restorative!😝
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2021, 10:08 PM
Replies: 24
IMC
Views: 2,297
Posted By RFSchaller
Iím guessing the CFI would be in hot water too.

Iím guessing the CFI would be in hot water too.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
IMC
Views: 2,297
Posted By RFSchaller
When my OLs were issued the POH did not address...

When my OLs were issued the POH did not address IMC. The AWC is based on documentation effective at the time of issuance. Revising your OLs to every rev of the POH is a bit like the old ex post facto...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,029
Posted By RFSchaller
Run a PAPR check on the FAA site...

Run a PAPR check on the FAA site https://adsbperformance.faa.gov/PAPRRequest.aspx

Confirm it is actually failing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By RFSchaller
I agree that all the solids can be squeezed, but...

I agree that all the solids can be squeezed, but a rivet gun made it easier o install the baggage floor rivets to the landing gear channel.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 24
IMC
Views: 2,297
Posted By RFSchaller
John, that is what perplexes me. Recently I have...

John, that is what perplexes me. Recently I have seen members discussing adherence to the POH in the ELSA OLs. My OLs were issued in March 2012 and are silent on the POH. Thatís why I think it would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By RFSchaller
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Jim!😜

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, Jim!😜
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-09-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By RFSchaller
Let me guess. Is it the baggage area floor?

Let me guess. Is it the baggage area floor?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-09-2021, 08:56 PM
Replies: 24
IMC
Views: 2,297
Posted By RFSchaller
This seems to be a debate that comes up every 6...

This seems to be a debate that comes up every 6 months or so on the forum. I can tell you that I finished my ELSA RV-12 in 2012 and my OLs do not reference the POH, and they specifically allow IFR...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-09-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By RFSchaller
Norm, You forgot the ďcool factorĒ of three...

Norm,

You forgot the ďcool factorĒ of three blades!😝

Rich
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-06-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 661
Posted By RFSchaller
Mechanical seals usually do leak a little by...

Mechanical seals usually do leak a little by design.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-06-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By RFSchaller
The guy who did mine added one #6 machine screw...

The guy who did mine added one #6 machine screw to the spinner bulkhead. Hardly seemed worth the effort.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 06-05-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By RFSchaller
Today we had a scorcher in Phoenix. My iPad has...

Today we had a scorcher in Phoenix. My iPad has shutdown on hi temperature in the past so I bought the mount with two battery powered fans, and I have a couple of 5Ē X 7Ē plastic sunshades that are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By RFSchaller
The rivet is in shear. The shop head is basically...

The rivet is in shear. The shop head is basically a retaining device to keep the rivet in the hole. I wouldnít worry about it. But yon can never go wrong replacing it unless you screw up drilling it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By RFSchaller
I have had students ask me what if I do this or...

I have had students ask me what if I do this or that bending the rules. My standard answer is, ďI donít know. Do you feel like being a test pilot? If you donít know the outcome you are a test pilot.Ē
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By RFSchaller
I did the same thing Don describes, but in the...

I did the same thing Don describes, but in the end I ended up on my scribe lines. I would still do it the same way.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,499
Posted By RFSchaller
I agree with Dabney. Itís not just about your...

I agree with Dabney. Itís not just about your financial burden. God forbid if an incident injured another party and you have no coverage - not just for your financial liability but for the injured...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2021, 11:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By RFSchaller
Best prep I did for building the 12 was the EAA...

Best prep I did for building the 12 was the EAA weekend course on RV building. They provided all the tools and the instructor was great.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By RFSchaller
Scott, couldn’t they solicit permission from Vans...

Scott, couldn’t they solicit permission from Vans to make this change and still be licensed ELSA if it’s approved?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-28-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By RFSchaller
Randy, at my age Iím not worried about selling...

Randy, at my age Iím not worried about selling mine. My guess is that when I have to stop flying Iíll donate it to a good cause.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 896
Posted By RFSchaller
Not a bad idea. I hate messing with that bottom...

Not a bad idea. I hate messing with that bottom connection. Itís never leaked and I donít want to start one.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By RFSchaller
9 1/2 years since first flight and no primer...

9 1/2 years since first flight and no primer except as part of exterior painting process and the cockpit interior. No corrosion issues. One big qualifier: I live in AZ. Itís a dry heat.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,259
Posted By RFSchaller
My process was: 1. Try to insert by hand if no...

My process was:

1. Try to insert by hand if no go
2. Push in a center punch and twirl it to ensure hole alignment if no go
3. Try another rivet (donít know why it works, but sometimes it does) if no...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By RFSchaller
The first homebuilt I did was a plans built WAR...

The first homebuilt I did was a plans built WAR FW-190 with Cleveland brakes. When I put everything together both brakes dragged badly. I solved the problem with a .01Ē shim plate between the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2021, 08:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,118
Posted By RFSchaller
Bradley, Depends on how the OL is written...

Bradley,

Depends on how the OL is written regarding the POH. If a specific document (e.g. Vans POH revision number) is incorporated by reference you lose the ability to change the POH.

Rich
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-24-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 747
Posted By RFSchaller
Was the VDO sensor ever used on the R-12 for oil...

Was the VDO sensor ever used on the R-12 for oil pressure? My VDO fuel pressure sensor has hung in there for almost 10 years and 1100 hours. I had one Honeywell oil P sensor go bad and replaced it....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-23-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,226
Posted By RFSchaller
Clever idea, Walt! Have you had any loss of glue...

Clever idea, Walt! Have you had any loss of glue joint adhesion?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-22-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,367
Posted By RFSchaller
Looks like the space shuttle, Jim!😁

Looks like the space shuttle, Jim!😁
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-22-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,259
Posted By RFSchaller
I took a short piece of 1/2Ē aluminum tubing and...

I took a short piece of 1/2Ē aluminum tubing and partially crushed the end so the mandrel of a blind rivet slipped into it but the crushed edges rested on the rivet head. I found it useful for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,118
Posted By RFSchaller
Walt, Admittedly I have no firsthand experience...

Walt,

Admittedly I have no firsthand experience with AWs after mine was issued, but I thought ELSA guys on the forum were complaining about the inclusion of the Vans POH by reference in their OLs....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By RFSchaller
I think I got the plans off the EAA website. BTW...

I think I got the plans off the EAA website. BTW mount wheels on it for extra utility.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-19-2021, 09:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 655
Posted By RFSchaller
I fly a Cherokee 180 and my 12. The 12 gets...

I fly a Cherokee 180 and my 12. The 12 gets pushed around a lot more in turbulence.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-19-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,118
Posted By RFSchaller
Walt, If you get a new AW certificate you will...

Walt,

If you get a new AW certificate you will also get new OLís which may be much more restrictive than hat you have now. For example, my 12 was licensed in March 2012 and my OLís permit IFR in IMC...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By RFSchaller
In the end the value of the fuel flow rate is...

In the end the value of the fuel flow rate is more significant for its consistency than the absolute value. When I see a value Iím not used to it raises an eyebrow.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 799
Posted By RFSchaller
When mine got loose I put the handle shaft on an...

When mine got loose I put the handle shaft on an anvil and smacked it with a hammer to ovalize it and get an interference fit. Oddly satisfying when the cave man approach works!😎
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 10:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,118
Posted By RFSchaller
Even if the rules change those of us flying are...

Even if the rules change those of us flying are stuck with Max gross weight specified when we applied for our airworthiness certificates.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,630
Posted By RFSchaller
I keep about 100 of the more common #6 and #8...

I keep about 100 of the more common #6 and #8 screws as bench spares. Seems like I always toss a few every annual due to buggered up threads or heads. Thatís not counting the ones I lose. Iíd hate to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 887
Posted By RFSchaller
Jim, Bill seems to be saying the accuracy is not...

Jim,

Bill seems to be saying the accuracy is not affected, not that the flow rate is unaffected by the higher discharge pressure.

Rich
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2021, 08:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,222
Posted By RFSchaller
Steve, A dry ice A/C unit? ó- I already take too...

Steve,

A dry ice A/C unit? ó- I already take too much heat for my carbon footprint from the woke crowd!😱😝

Rich
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2021, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,630
Posted By RFSchaller
Not sure if there are other thread standards for...

Not sure if there are other thread standards for #6 screws, but our planes use 6-32 with 32 threads per inch. That bit me once buying some 1/4Ē hardware. I ended up with coarse threads and needed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,656
Posted By RFSchaller
Jim, Out of curiosity: how do the seams look? Do...

Jim,

Out of curiosity: how do the seams look? Do you overlap vinyl or use butt joints between vinyl sheets?

Iím not considering changing my paint, but I no nothing about the vinyl process and would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,619
Posted By RFSchaller
Russ, My understanding of the fuel system is...

Russ,

My understanding of the fuel system is that you are not just reducing fuel line temperature with recirc flow, we rely on boost pump discharge pressure too in order to prevent vapor lock....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2021, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,207
Posted By RFSchaller
There is a half thickness AN washer available....

There is a half thickness AN washer available. Check Aircraft Spruce catalogue.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,656
Posted By RFSchaller
I built a WAR FW-190 and painted it in the ďGreen...

I built a WAR FW-190 and painted it in the ďGreen HeartsĒ geschwader colors. The project took me 8 years. When the picture published in Kitplanes some guy wrote to me and started nitpicking the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,530
Posted By RFSchaller
Excellent demo. Not sure I would recommend it. If...

Excellent demo. Not sure I would recommend it. If anything had gone wrong I doubt the FAA would have been sympathetic to intentionally shutting down the engine for an impromptu test.

Chernobyl...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By RFSchaller
I use a long hemostat to hold the bolt. An awl...

I use a long hemostat to hold the bolt. An awl has come in handy to center washers sometimes.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2021, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By RFSchaller
Turner, True for S-LSA aircraft, but Seagullís...

Turner,

True for S-LSA aircraft, but Seagullís comment was about training in an E-LSA which is an experimental aircraft. As such to be legal the trainee must own the aircraft to make it legal to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,619
Posted By RFSchaller
80F! Jim, thatís balmy in PHX! All kidding aside...

80F! Jim, thatís balmy in PHX! All kidding aside I havenít experienced vapor lock symptoms below the upper 90s.

Rich
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,113
Posted By RFSchaller
I shouldnít tempt fate by saying this, but my...

I shouldnít tempt fate by saying this, but my original VDO fuel pressure sensor has been rock solid for 9 years and 1100 hrs. On the other hand I had to replace the oil pressure sensor. Then about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-05-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By RFSchaller
Unless things have changed instruction in an...

Unless things have changed instruction in an experimental for compensation can only be done if the person receiving the instruction owns the experimental aircraft. Otherwise you would need a letter...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-05-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 810
Posted By RFSchaller
Iíve had luck with the magnet too.

Iíve had luck with the magnet too.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,331
Posted By RFSchaller
Jim, thanks for the photos. Like they say one...

Jim, thanks for the photos. Like they say one picture is worth a thousand words.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,619
Posted By RFSchaller
I hate climbing back into the baggage compartment...

I hate climbing back into the baggage compartment for annual when I inspect the pump. Iíve found that tossing a couple of bean bag chairs into the cockpit after I pull out the seats reduces the aches...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2021, 09:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,438
Posted By RFSchaller
Ron, Just like my statement about not trying it...

Ron,

Just like my statement about not trying it if I was below pattern altitude, there are always variables like wind and obstructions. Also remember practicing with an idling engine is not the same...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-01-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,331
Posted By RFSchaller
Richard, Iím trying to figure out what ďbbĒs you...

Richard,

Iím trying to figure out what ďbbĒs you are talking about. My engine runs a little rough when I pull back the power for descent, so Iíd like to look at my carbs for this. Are the bbís on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,438
Posted By RFSchaller
I donít practice turn backs. My philosophy is if...

I donít practice turn backs. My philosophy is if you havenít reached pattern altitude pick a spot within45 degrees right or left of runway heading and go for it. Like anything that has to be tempered...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,619
Posted By RFSchaller
Harking back to my courses on fluid flow the...

Harking back to my courses on fluid flow the vapor causes a lot of stuff to be going on: reduces average density, bubbles move faster than the fluid, and pressure drop increases in the two phase...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-28-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,619
Posted By RFSchaller
Joe, I have never had an engine stumble, but I...

Joe,

I have never had an engine stumble, but I have had Bitc*@n Betty yelling in my ear about hi fuel flow and low fuel pressure until I turned on my boost pump. Thatís what you will likely get as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-27-2021, 11:55 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 10,619
Posted By RFSchaller
Jim, How are you instrumenting the fuel lines?...

Jim,

How are you instrumenting the fuel lines? Iím wondering if you are measuring engine compartment temps as opposed to fluid temperature which, given the insulating effect of the hose and fire...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-27-2021, 08:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,222
Posted By RFSchaller
John, The comment on failure mechanism got me...

John,

The comment on failure mechanism got me thinking. The aircraft fuel systems I have seen (granted a limited sample) put the boost pump in series with the mechanical pump. When I built my first...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2021, 09:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,222
Posted By RFSchaller
John, I hope youíre wrong in the case of my 12...

John,

I hope youíre wrong in the case of my 12 and Cherokee! Why have a backup pump if it canít keep the fan turning? I am familiar with power plant fluid systems that employ booster pumps...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,222
Posted By RFSchaller
Randy, The Nav Light circuit is completely...

Randy,

The Nav Light circuit is completely different from the AV fans. When I used the Nav Light switch to control the electric fuel pump I left the fans on the original power feed and used the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,276
Posted By RFSchaller
Scott, I have posted my reasoning many times. It...

Scott,

I have posted my reasoning many times. It appears there are two schools of thought that will never reconcile. I understand the argument for continuous running, but I have chosen a different...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,625
Posted By RFSchaller
I always thought that thing up front was to cool...

I always thought that thing up front was to cool off the pilot. Donít believe it? Turn it off and watch the pilot sweat!😝
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