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Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat Yesterday, 09:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,203
Posted By NinerBikes
How did I miss this post? This whole Places to...

How did I miss this post? This whole Places to See needs a Vlad sub section.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-09-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By NinerBikes
Does the Reid Vapor Pressure problem with winter...

Does the Reid Vapor Pressure problem with winter blend mogas go away if you are running a fuel injection system at 45 to 55 psi, instead of carb?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-08-2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,854
Posted By NinerBikes
EverLong is my favorite or The pretender.

EverLong is my favorite or The pretender.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-08-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,531
Posted By NinerBikes
Is there any information I need to know updating...

Is there any information I need to know updating a Skyview Touch from a RV-10 to a RV-12 E-LSA with the Rotax package. Software/firmware?

Is Van's any closer with approval for the 16.0.1 package...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-08-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 61,286
Posted By NinerBikes
That was a trade off so that carb heat was not a...

That was a trade off so that carb heat was not a necessity on a LSA aircraft, and icing of the carburetors is now a non issue.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-08-2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 61,286
Posted By NinerBikes
https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1438427&postcount=39
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By NinerBikes
The plane is replaceable... my life is not. ...

The plane is replaceable... my life is not. Losing the plane is not the end of the world, losing my life, is. I can always buy another plane, even if I wad the hull. As long as I don't crater or...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,238
Posted By NinerBikes
What brand of usb sticks were causing the...

What brand of usb sticks were causing the freezing up?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-07-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 863
Posted By NinerBikes
Ordered a couple of these EdiMax units. Are...

Ordered a couple of these EdiMax units.

Are there any procedures, order of loading or tricks to loading my RV-12 files into some Skyview Touch devices I bought used?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 04-07-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By NinerBikes
I'll take the pair, for $4800.

I'll take the pair, for $4800.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,317
Posted By NinerBikes
A Century 6049 spring will work,...

A Century 6049 spring will work, too.
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=64145&page=6
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 61,286
Posted By NinerBikes
One of the flight schools in Boise, ID that posts...

One of the flight schools in Boise, ID that posts here had the same problem in March or April of 2020, vapor lock and loss of power on take off.

Adding 10 to 20% of 100LL to the rest of the Mogas...
Forum: Southeast 04-07-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,464
Posted By NinerBikes
I bought my RV-12 during the height of the COVID...

I bought my RV-12 during the height of the COVID situation last year at a very good price.

Very difficult to even get a flight from Southern CA to Savannah GA at a decent hour.


I've seen the price...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By NinerBikes
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/ori...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/oring010.php?clickkey=65433


first line. 05-22191

Specs for the CAV-110...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By NinerBikes
It's great to learn these procedures from the...

It's great to learn these procedures from the pros of Dover. I've done most of them. Need to write a checklist to go through before closing the canopy. :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By NinerBikes
Are you referring to the valve plunger or the...

Are you referring to the valve plunger or the larger cup? I know they have the spare part for the valve plunger... N836BL replaced his about 18 months ago with a replacement from Aircraft Spruce. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,144
Posted By NinerBikes
Light Sport, by design, limits you, maximum, at...

Light Sport, by design, limits you, maximum, at Sea Level, to 120kts.

Conservatively, Van's version makes 120 kts easily. ;)
Forum: Temp / Test / Misc. (posts deleted after 2 weeks) 04-05-2021, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,442
Posted By NinerBikes
I fly through that area quite frequently, from...

I fly through that area quite frequently, from SZP to WHP, monitor ATC, but I am usually at 3500 ft. Haven't had my tail # called yet by ATC. Maybe 3500 ft is not in the flight path of all those...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By NinerBikes
I feel left out... No aviators in my family,...

I feel left out...

No aviators in my family, starting from scratch, buying my own RV-12, learning to fly when I was 61 years old.

But the friends I've made at airports with RV's has been phenomenal...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2021, 12:26 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 61,286
Posted By NinerBikes
2012 RV, 265 hrs, almost all Mogas, last 95 hours...

2012 RV, 265 hrs, almost all Mogas, last 95 hours straight Mogas with some Ethanol, and any other clean air additives here in Los Angeles /South Air Coast Basin fuel requirements.

Still on original...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By NinerBikes
Anyone know if the Skyview Touch models are...

Anyone know if the Skyview Touch models are failing and going back to Dynon for repairs also?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,267
Posted By NinerBikes
Refresh from the dead threads, need to adjust...

Refresh from the dead threads, need to adjust this now that Skyview Classic is out of Instrument Panel.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 596
Posted By NinerBikes
I would think that a 120566 SN is high enough to...

I would think that a 120566 SN is high enough to be able to use the AP panel? Is there anything in the original KAI that might indicate that you can use them?

Your plane was deemed air worthy in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-31-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 947
Posted By NinerBikes
Mich48041 might have some spare springs you...

Mich48041 might have some spare springs you could use, for sale. Maybe PM him.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-31-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 926
Posted By NinerBikes
I'm not certain if any flight schools have even...

I'm not certain if any flight schools have even taken delivery of a S-LSA RV-12iS yet? Or maybe they are just starting to trickle out now from Synergy Air, or Van's is building them in house, with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 578
Posted By NinerBikes
Ask a Rotax heavy line repairman what the bore...

Ask a Rotax heavy line repairman what the bore wear and ring end gap measurements are on a 912 ULS after 2000 hours and if the bores and pistons are reused in the rebuild.

How often does a Lycoming...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,214
Posted By NinerBikes
Exactly! Affordable to work on and fly, if you...

Exactly! Affordable to work on and fly, if you are needing to watch airplane ownership expenses.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,316
Posted By NinerBikes
Maybe I'll come to see you at REI if you can help...

Maybe I'll come to see you at REI if you can help me bend mine to proper specs, if it's out of spec, Walt. My hangar isn't set up with a bench and table to man handle such steel parts. I come from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,214
Posted By NinerBikes
You bought this plane from Yuba City Youth...

You bought this plane from Yuba City Youth Services, where the plane was built and flown by kids, before being sold off, for the money to build another plane, to get kids interested in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By NinerBikes
Student Pilot that started/learned to fly in...

Student Pilot that started/learned to fly in their own RV-12. EAA sent me to Falcon Insurance in TX.



Harvest M. Jones

Falcon Insurance Agency, Inc.

1001 Water St., Bldg K, Ste 100
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2021, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By NinerBikes
14.0V should serve you well. More important is...

14.0V should serve you well. More important is that you show + amps for charging... 1 or more.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-26-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,018
Posted By NinerBikes
If those float bowl hoses are an overflow, why...

If those float bowl hoses are an overflow, why would Rotax route it to their air filter box in the first place?

While it can function as an overflow, I doubt that's the intent of the Bing /Rotax...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2021, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By NinerBikes
What is your true air speed with those RPM's,...

What is your true air speed with those RPM's, Rich?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,407
Posted By NinerBikes
Is it the dogs and clutch pack that need...

Is it the dogs and clutch pack that need replacing and reshimming, or did the splines get eaten away and worn out?

Rotax recommends a 2500 rpm warm up engine speed, to help mitigate that.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 10:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,493
Posted By NinerBikes
The RV-16 should be designed for tall pilots....

The RV-16 should be designed for tall pilots. Still in the works... one can dream... 6'5" and fit in my RV-12. Thin seat pad to sit on.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By NinerBikes
If you replace the Voltage regulator, for future...

If you replace the Voltage regulator, for future reference, in case the eBay # changes, do a Google search with this description.


AM101406 12V Voltage Regulator Fits John Deere 330 375 3375 332...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-23-2021, 12:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,543
Posted By NinerBikes
Is input on the stick, and rudder, and the...

Is input on the stick, and rudder, and the resultant change, sensitivity wise pretty close?

What about if it's light turbulence aloft?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By NinerBikes
Are you looking to buy the plane to fly it, or...

Are you looking to buy the plane to fly it, or flip it for a profit, and you're figuring out how much you'll have to add in to bring it up to snuff?

If you're looking to buy it to fly, that nickle...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,086
Posted By NinerBikes
5200 to 5350 rpm, most flights around 30 min to...

5200 to 5350 rpm, most flights around 30 min to an hour,

2500 rpm idle until run up, usually 6 to 9 minutes before oil is up to temp at 120F

91 octane mogas from Costco,

2500 to 3500 on the 1/2...
Forum: RV-9/9A 03-20-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,543
Posted By NinerBikes
How similar or dis similar are the landing...

How similar or dis similar are the landing characteristics between a RV-9A and a RV-12?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,127
Posted By NinerBikes
I guess you're going with an Amateur Built RV-12...

I guess you're going with an Amateur Built RV-12 iS then?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,723
Posted By NinerBikes
Thanks, Mel, I'll find another way, then. A...

Thanks, Mel, I'll find another way, then. A weighted dolly that attaches with a short rope to the eyelet on the bottom then. I generally also push down on the fuselage just in front of the vertical...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,723
Posted By NinerBikes
What I do to back the plane up is sit very gently...

What I do to back the plane up is sit very gently with my wide b*tt on the stabilator to lift the front wheel off the ground, grab the vertical with my hand, and very carefully back up once the front...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,723
Posted By NinerBikes
Go ride various mountain bikes from steep XC...

Go ride various mountain bikes from steep XC headsets to slack headset down hill mountain bikes while pedaling on level ground trying to ride with no hands, and you will.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2021, 01:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,723
Posted By NinerBikes
Probably with a level on the round bar stock, I...

Probably with a level on the round bar stock, I would think.... place in a vice, so it doesn't move, and put one of those digital levels on both the fork section of tubing and the mount section of...
Forum: Visual Flight Rules 03-17-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,738
Posted By NinerBikes
You might find the Coastal Route easier, but I am...

You might find the Coastal Route easier, but I am assuming you're flying from CMA. Climb and at 5500 going south on the LAX 323 to the LAX VOR and maintain 6500 from the Vincent Thomas Bridge to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By NinerBikes
If you have a GTR-200 radio, order the 472 from...

If you have a GTR-200 radio, order the 472 from Van's, with everything you need.

It will mount right on top of the GTR-200 with the brackets provided.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 03-16-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,074
Posted By NinerBikes
1st post by this individual.... Suggest trust but...

1st post by this individual.... Suggest trust but verify...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,784
Posted By NinerBikes
I also believe that with a Sport Pilot license,...

I also believe that with a Sport Pilot license, your license requires you get checked out even in other model LSA that you fly, before you can fly PIC, by a CFI.

Although I am close to getting my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,411
Posted By NinerBikes
Sounds good to me, versus a 3 day RV-12 trip from...

Sounds good to me, versus a 3 day RV-12 trip from Los Angeles. I'll buy a Harley Davidson if I want an Iron B*tt ride.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,784
Posted By NinerBikes
Sort of doesn't make sense to me, as a PPL...

Sort of doesn't make sense to me, as a PPL requires having had a 3rd class medical at some point in time, which can then go to a Basic Med, to fly with a PPL.

The Sport Pilot License only requires a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2021, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By NinerBikes
Disconnect the slide on terminals from the...

Disconnect the slide on terminals from the sensors, clean them up with electrical contact cleaner then reinstall. I know an AP that after getting good continuity, puts RTV silicone sealer on the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,800
Posted By NinerBikes
Will you be putting in all new rubber bushings...

Will you be putting in all new rubber bushings while you're in there, to remove any sag?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By NinerBikes
I always, upon getting back to the hangar, run my...

I always, upon getting back to the hangar, run my engine up to 3000 rpm with brakes on, and watch until the amp meter drops to a 2 amp charge rate with everything turned off except Main A and B. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By NinerBikes
I believe new longerons are now pre bent for...

I believe new longerons are now pre bent for RV-12's? That might also be an option.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,800
Posted By NinerBikes
Direct quote from text message. "Everything was...

Direct quote from text message.

"Everything was Ok this inspection, I had one replaced in 2019 during the 5 year rubber maintenance. I believe it was the lower one, the other two were OK"


Make of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,800
Posted By NinerBikes
Thanks for response... Buddy with N120RV next row...

Thanks for response... Buddy with N120RV next row of hangars over had to replace his lower engine mount a couple of years back on conditional inspection while doing his 5 year hoses.

He just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,800
Posted By NinerBikes
How many hours, now, on the Hobbs meter? Are...

How many hours, now, on the Hobbs meter?

Are those cracks showing on the extension side or compression side of the weld joint from the the load of the engine's inertia from gravity when...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2021, 06:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,531
Posted By NinerBikes
Any new news on this update, Scott? Hold off, or...

Any new news on this update, Scott? Hold off, or is it OK to load up?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 754
Posted By NinerBikes
$10 buys you a Van's Rv-12 KAI memory flash...

$10 buys you a Van's Rv-12 KAI memory flash stick, with all the plans and schematics on it, when building. It will have on it what you're looking for. Other option is find a local RV-12 that's going...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,614
Posted By NinerBikes
We now have engine mounts on the top, cracking on...

We now have engine mounts on the top, cracking on RV-12 models, and replacement parts, made out of thicker round stock, available from Van's.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By NinerBikes
Also cinch your seat belt tight around the joy...

Also cinch your seat belt tight around the joy stick when parking on the ramp.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2021, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By NinerBikes
I would also go with two, from a visibility...

I would also go with two, from a visibility standpoint.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2021, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By NinerBikes
Try calling Dynon technical services on Monday -...

Try calling Dynon technical services on Monday - Friday. Or if you have the Dynon D-180 manual, it might be in there, during "setup." It's usually some sort of baud rate choice, 10,800, or more or...
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