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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2022, 08:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,120
Posted By Rob H
Doesn’t the tail need to be attached first? I...

Doesn’t the tail need to be attached first? I wanted to wait before I did that. Maybe I’m mistaken? Thanks
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2022, 06:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,120
Posted By Rob H
I just ordered the Powerplant and I'm working on...

I just ordered the Powerplant and I'm working on the Finish kit. Is there anything I can do in the Finish kit after the sections on flight controls and landing gear are complete while I wait? Looks...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-04-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,005
Posted By Rob H
I ordered some hardware for my build project in...

I ordered some hardware for my build project in January and I received it 10-14 days later. I think you’ll receive you’re order, but I believe they’re a little overwhelmed right now.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By Rob H
Thanks Larry. They sent the wrong tubing. I...

Thanks Larry. They sent the wrong tubing. I talked to a fellow builder who had the same problem. Our kits were shipped about the same time. I can literally drop the insert through the tubing and it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2020, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By Rob H
The tubing is already too big. They either sent...

The tubing is already too big. They either sent me the wrong inserts or the wrong tubing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By Rob H
Brass brake line inserts

I think Van?s sent me the wrong brass inserts for the 1/4? plastic brake lines. They are supposed to fit tightly and require soaking in boiling water to enable full insertion. My inserts measure...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2020, 11:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,494
Posted By Rob H
I?m lost as to how you guys got that fuel line...

I?m lost as to how you guys got that fuel line fitted through there without bending the **** out of it. Especially after the instructions have you make the 89 degree bend and flare at the aft end....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,169
Posted By Rob H
What you are describing makes complete sense....

What you are describing makes complete sense. Maybe opening up the plastic on the bottom side to make room for the nuts was spelled out in the older plans. I?m not seeing that in my plans. I will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,169
Posted By Rob H
Fuselage kit question

Page 27iS-07, Step 1
Installing F-01276C-1 (white plastic fuel and brake line guides). I can?t tell if the nuts installed back in Section 21 need to be removed so that the plastic guides lay flush on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,099
Posted By Rob H
Next step?

I?m nearing the end of the RV-12iS fuselage kit. I?m at the section regarding fuel lines. I had Van?s prebuild my tank, so it?s complete. Several of the instructions in the section regarding fuel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-06-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,241
Posted By Rob H
I completed my longeron bends, opening up the end...

I completed my longeron bends, opening up the end and twisting, and they came out fairly true. However, I wasn?t happy with them being less than perfect and ordered a new set. I took the new set to a...
Forum: RV-8/8A 12-08-2018, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,191
Posted By Rob H
Where are you located? There are some RV8?s in...

Where are you located? There are some RV8?s in our EAA club and I have a friend who?s well along in his build. Check out EAA Chapter 75 in the Quad Cities.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,932
Posted By Rob H
Thanks Joe, I?m sure with a fire, the sealant...

Thanks Joe, I?m sure with a fire, the sealant would be low on the worry list. Not really the question. Maybe someone could respond who?s built the new iS fuselage kit. I?m wanting to know if there?s...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,932
Posted By Rob H
22 iS Fuselage question

Page 22iS/U-05, Step 1
I want to understand exactly where to scuff. 1) Is it only where tank sealant is called for in Steps 4 & 5? Or will there be sealant applied to the remainder of the firewall...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,070
Posted By Rob H
I installed the adhesive strip on my iS fuselage...

I installed the adhesive strip on my iS fuselage kit as called out in Section 21iS. I don?t have it in front of me right now, but I think it was one of the last steps in the section. My strip was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 999
Posted By Rob H
Seat rib assembly question

This is for iS fuselage builders. Can someone tell me what the oblong hole mentioned in Step 7, Page 21iS/U-06 is for? I clecoed the F-01299-L and I can see through the oblong cutout, but the hole is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,389
Posted By Rob H
Okay, that makes sense. I will look for the...

Okay, that makes sense. I will look for the countersunk rivet hole when I get home. Thanks!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2018, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,389
Posted By Rob H
21iS/U-03 Figure 2

I?m needing clarification. I?m working on the iS fuselage kit. On page 21iS/U-03, Figure 2, at the bottom left side of the diagram, it says ?CS4-4, Both Ends Flush FWD Side?. I?m not sure what this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,677
Posted By Rob H
I just got to this step and was confused as well....

I just got to this step and was confused as well. Thanks for doing ?the leg work?. I will dimple away!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,227
Posted By Rob H
Upholstery color

Can anyone tell me what Axalta color matches the gray upholstery in the RV12?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 9,798
Posted By Rob H
Did they paint the interior also? And, if so, did...

Did they paint the interior also? And, if so, did you do any priming to the exposed interior parts? The paint job looks awesome by the way, congratulations!
Forum: Painting your RV 05-07-2018, 07:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,512
Posted By Rob H
Interior advice

I?ve been priming my parts as I build and now that I?m working on the fuselage kit, there are parts that will show (right now I?m working on the baggage floor RV12). I?m planning on a professional...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-09-2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,821
Posted By Rob H
I wasn?t aware of a new kit for the extra landing...

I wasn?t aware of a new kit for the extra landing light. I basically ordered a copy of all the parts I used on the right wing landing light. I?m guessing they are referring to the ?sync wires? needed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,103
Posted By Rob H
I got it now, too. Thanks for posting! Excellent...

I got it now, too. Thanks for posting! Excellent work.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2018, 04:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,103
Posted By Rob H
Yes, I?d love to see it too. I?ve got the iS...

Yes, I?d love to see it too. I?ve got the iS fuselage inventoried and I sold the old kit that was new in the box. Still finishing wings and anxious to get started.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,597
Posted By Rob H
I?ve heard this question asked before. There were...

I?ve heard this question asked before. There were several jokes such as gun mount, external drop tanks, etc.
For the record, I plugged the hole in the skin with a rivet and did not tap both ends.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By Rob H
Yes Paul, that?s what mine looks like. Okay, this...

Yes Paul, that?s what mine looks like. Okay, this must be normal. I sent another email to Van?s, but I think I will just ?build on? so that I can get something done over the weekend. Thanks for the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2018, 06:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By Rob H
Hi John, as you know, there are a series of holes...

Hi John, as you know, there are a series of holes to be riveted at the point where the inboard and outboard skins overlap near the middle of each flaperon. When I clecoed each hole, there?s still a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,441
Posted By Rob H
Flaperon skins 18-06

When overlapping the inboard and outboard skins and clecoeing in preparation for riveting, there?s a small gap between the two skins that I?m not happy with. The first time I noticed this, I thought...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,982
Posted By Rob H
Welcome, Rick. I?m a farmer, too. I?m from the...

Welcome, Rick. I?m a farmer, too. I?m from the Galesburg area. I had a hard time deciding which model and ultimately visited Van?s in Oregon. As others have said, define the mission. I?m flying...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2017, 04:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,272
Posted By Rob H
I just received the email yesterday that the...

I just received the email yesterday that the crate was to be picked up by the carrier yesterday. I should be seeing it next week! Christmas early for me.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-30-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,272
Posted By Rob H
Mark, thanks for your observations. I?m looking...

Mark, thanks for your observations. I?m looking forward to it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-30-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,272
Posted By Rob H
Thanks for the update, Bob, and yes I paid in...

Thanks for the update, Bob, and yes I paid in full some time ago. I ordered my kit a bit later than you did as I?d already taken possession of the old kit and had to get it sold. I was one of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-30-2017, 05:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,272
Posted By Rob H
New iS fuselage delivery

If I missed a thread, I apologize. If I recall, my crate date for the new style fuselage kit was November 27. I?m not in a hurry to receive it yet, but just wondering if anyone has gotten theirs...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2017, 03:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,978
Posted By Rob H
Wow, fantastic job on both your airplane and the...

Wow, fantastic job on both your airplane and the documentary! It inspires me to keep building, but also makes me realize how much work I have left to do. Thank you so much for putting forth the time...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,165
Posted By Rob H
EAA Sweepstakes

Well shucks, I've had my phone with me all day, but I haven't received the call to inform me that I won the EAA Sweepstake RV-12. I guess I will need to "build on"!
It would be cool if VAF'er or a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,142
Posted By Rob H
I will need to check.:)

I will need to check.:)
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 09-18-2017, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,137
Posted By Rob H
How to post pics

I know I've seen it before, but I can't get it to pull up in the Search. Can someone direct me to a post or link on how to post images on this site?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2017, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,880
Posted By Rob H
Welcome aboard! I hope you enjoy it.

Welcome aboard! I hope you enjoy it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2017, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,142
Posted By Rob H
Thanks David, I agree with you, but I went ahead...

Thanks David, I agree with you, but I went ahead and pulled another wire, connected to the green lead on the right LL, and closed up the light/lens. In my case, I'm a grain farmer getting ready to be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-17-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,142
Posted By Rob H
John, thanks again. You've answered my question....

John, thanks again. You've answered my question. I just didn't want to seal up the landing light again if I don't need to. Wanted to make sure I do it right the first time.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-17-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,142
Posted By Rob H
Ok, thanks David. I sent a detailed email to...

Ok, thanks David. I sent a detailed email to Van's also with lots of questions. I will probably hear back this week. I'm assuming I'll get the same response, be patient. I will be too busy with work...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2017, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,142
Posted By Rob H
Landing light help

I've switched to the iS configuration and want to wire another landing light for the left wing. I already have the LL installed in the right wing, using Aerosun from Vans lighting kit. I'm getting...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,021
Posted By Rob H
Thanks a bunch, John. That's a simple but clever...

Thanks a bunch, John. That's a simple but clever idea. I will try that when the time comes.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,021
Posted By Rob H
Ok, I looked at my right wing, the one that I've...

Ok, I looked at my right wing, the one that I've closed up. It looks like I can access the pull string by opening up the landing light lens and removing the landing light to make the connection of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2017, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,021
Posted By Rob H
Scott, I've just completed the wiring of the...

Scott, I've just completed the wiring of the lighting package on the RIGHT wing including LL and tip beacon. I'm switching to the iS configuration. Will I need additional wires pulled to accomplish...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2017, 08:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,332
Posted By Rob H
Welcome, Jeff. I've been building in my garage in...

Welcome, Jeff. I've been building in my garage in west central Illinois for a little over a year. Tailcone finished, wings almost finished, fuselage on order. I work too and have young ones at home,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,021
Posted By Rob H
Landing lights

I'm finishing my wing kit and haven't closed the left wing yet. I'm switching to the new iS configuration. I've installed the landing light in the right wing. Does the iS configuration require a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-20-2017, 03:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 22,910
Posted By Rob H
Thanks Scott, I understand you have to draw the...

Thanks Scott, I understand you have to draw the line somewhere and unfortunately it appears I was in that group of unlucky few. I'm just so disappointed that something can't be worked out. Out of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2017, 03:44 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 22,910
Posted By Rob H
Maybe Scott can answer this: I just took delivery...

Maybe Scott can answer this: I just took delivery of the "old fuselage kit" a couple months ago. It's still in the crate, unopened. Due to my work, I haven't had time or space to open it up and do...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-30-2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,079
Posted By Rob H
Thanks for the help!

Thanks for the help!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-29-2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,079
Posted By Rob H
Wingtip epoxy

For all of you RV12 builders, I'm working on the fiberglass extension that holds the wingtip strobe/light. It calls for epoxy and flox to build up the area where it seats against the outer flange...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,905
Posted By Rob H
I just installed the bottom skins on both wings...

I just installed the bottom skins on both wings with no problems. I'm not sure I understand where super glue was needed --- to hold the skin to the ribs? Maybe ribs aren't fluted so they lay flat?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2017, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,257
Posted By Rob H
I'm using a pneumatic puller from Cleaveland...

I'm using a pneumatic puller from Cleaveland tools. I think by priming my parts, the grip length of the called out rivet wasn't quite sufficient.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,257
Posted By Rob H
Ok guys, I did not drill it out to #22. And Scott...

Ok guys, I did not drill it out to #22. And Scott is correct that a #40 would not work. Van's email said it would be okay to use a CR rivet with a little bit longer grip length. So I'm going to try a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2017, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,257
Posted By Rob H
Thanks, Jim. I didn't even know that mine pulled...

Thanks, Jim. I didn't even know that mine pulled through until I turned the wing over to work on the ther side. After I installed another CR rivet, it looks like there isn't enough grip length on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2017, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,257
Posted By Rob H
Help, wing rivet question

RV12 Page 17-02 steps 4-7 , reference Figure 1
This is for newer RV12's and can be a retrofit for older models. When riveting the W1201A Doubler and bottom inboard wing skin to the wing spar and rib...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2017, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,138
Posted By Rob H
Jay, Awesome, thanks!

Jay, Awesome, thanks!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-04-2017, 12:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,138
Posted By Rob H
Locknut differences

What is the difference between an AN365-832 and an AN365-832A locknut? My plans call for the former, but my parts inventory shows the latter. Various internet searches list them together but don't...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-01-2017, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,524
Posted By Rob H
Rich, have you checked the EAA.org website? If I...

Rich, have you checked the EAA.org website? If I remember right, I think the SportAir RV workshop was only available on the west coast last year. I could be wrong.
As the write up says above, you do...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-27-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,524
Posted By Rob H
I took the sheet metal class last year at OSH and...

I took the sheet metal class last year at OSH and enjoyed the weekend away enough to take the electrical class this past January.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2017, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,672
Posted By Rob H
Did you do the same thing? I put in an email to...

Did you do the same thing? I put in an email to Van's, so hopefully they'll respond tomorrow.
I found a table that says the grip length of a lp4-3 max is .187in. The depth of the hole is almost...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2017, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,672
Posted By Rob H
Rivet question / help

On page 15-05 attaching nose ribs to W1206 Spar, I saw the note at the bottom where it calls for LP4-4 rivets, too late. I mistakenly used LP4-3 instead. Has anyone overlooked this and do I need to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-17-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,132
Posted By Rob H
Tim is right. Check the website that he listed...

Tim is right. Check the website that he listed above. Georgeanna made the RV12 shirts that I bought from the Van's tent at OSH last year. I think she is based close to the mothership in Oregon. They...
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