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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 06:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By DaleB
The Van's solution is a bit more elegant, in that...

The Van's solution is a bit more elegant, in that it includes a quick disconnect thingie at the wing root. On mine you slide the wing out a few inches and disconnect the twist lock connector. It...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 12:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 892
Posted By DaleB
Not at all. One rivet in the wing, one tube to...

Not at all. One rivet in the wing, one tube to the back of the D180. I did mine well before Van's came out with the kit to do the tubing through the wing connector with a quick disconnect; I used a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By DaleB
We're about to strip and re-paint ours using...

We're about to strip and re-paint ours using Eastwood 2K rattle can primer, gloss black, and clear. Should be easy to fix if/when they need it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2022, 04:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 488
Posted By DaleB
I'm curious as to where one might install one,...

I'm curious as to where one might install one, other than the prop hub...
Forum: Alternative Engines 06-17-2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,518
Posted By DaleB
Uhhh... not me, thanks very much.

Uhhh... not me, thanks very much.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2022, 06:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,491
Posted By DaleB
Our B&C has been working fine since I installed...

Our B&C has been working fine since I installed it last summer. Still way too soon to pass judgment on whether it's going to be good long term. For what these things cost, they should last a very...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2022, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,157
Posted By DaleB
Similar to Bimmer1980. We pay a fixed hourly...

Similar to Bimmer1980. We pay a fixed hourly rate that we figured to cover fuel, oil, brakes, other predictable wear items. Whoever flies is responsible for topping it off. We deduct fuel receipts...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2022, 09:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,865
Posted By DaleB
No, never. The connection in question was quite...

No, never. The connection in question was quite thoroughly encapsulated in some sort of sealant and heat shrink. Would have been quite impervious to salt air anyway. Iíd call the sealant got-melt...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,865
Posted By DaleB
No. This was a cable installed back in 2011 or...

No. This was a cable installed back in 2011 or before, when the plane was built. Supplied by Van’s, as part of the kit at that time.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,865
Posted By DaleB
I tried a Deere style regulator a few years back,...

I tried a Deere style regulator a few years back, with thermal paste on a custom made mounting plate. It lasted about 5-6 hours before self destructing in flight. The cheap ones obviously have zero...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 40,751
Posted By DaleB
There's a ball & chain joke in there somewhere,...

There's a ball & chain joke in there somewhere, but I'm not going to...

We talked to a younger guy last night who's working on his A&P and has participated in at least one RV-12 build as well as an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2022, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By DaleB
I asked Van's about this a couple years back. I...

I asked Van's about this a couple years back. I was hoping to make a new panel section and install it, rather than having to remove the old one, make a new one from it, then install the new one. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2022, 06:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,865
Posted By DaleB
Alternator coil resistance is 0.5 Ohms. Not...

Alternator coil resistance is 0.5 Ohms. Not grounded. The fuse is fine. All of the connections are fine. Verified continuity on the wires that I knew where both ends go.

The battery that came...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-04-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,865
Posted By DaleB
The amperage would fluctuate some between -5 and...

The amperage would fluctuate some between -5 and -7, but voltage continues to decline. I'm going back to the hangar tomorrow with an O-scope and a JD style regulator I ordered today, just in case. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-04-2022, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,865
Posted By DaleB
Wish that were the case for me... I've got the...

Wish that were the case for me... I've got the same issue. Low voltage indication, not charging, D180 shows -5 to -7 amps. Our battery was bad, so I installed a new one.

We have the B&C...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,997
Posted By DaleB
What, me worry? What could go wrong?

What, me worry? What could go wrong?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2022, 06:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,997
Posted By DaleB
It certainly would work, as an indicator light. ...

It certainly would work, as an indicator light. The advantage to doing it with the EFIS is that the EFIS can alert you (audio and visual) when the canopy is unlatched AND you've exceeded a certain...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-22-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,997
Posted By DaleB
There is not, and no real way to add one without...

There is not, and no real way to add one without it turning into a pretty major project.

After two incidents of finding my canopy not fully latched in flight (yes, Iím a slow learner) Iím pretty...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-12-2022, 05:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,239
Posted By DaleB
You bet, at least on ELSA or EAB. One of the...

You bet, at least on ELSA or EAB. One of the local guys has done it. I’ll see if I can find the info he gave me about the source. McMaster doesn’t have them.

Oh, and removing the baggage bulkhead...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2022, 04:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
Just remember also that the airplane in question,...

Just remember also that the airplane in question, whether EAB or Standard or any other category, must have ALWAYS met 100% of the criteria, since day 1. If (for example) your Champ had an STC that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,090
Posted By DaleB
Nope. As has been more or less mentioned, the...

Nope. As has been more or less mentioned, the airplane just has to fall within the limits of the ďlight sportĒ definition. The airplane can be S-LSA, E-LSA, E-AB, or type certificated like an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,787
Posted By DaleB
I'm familiar with the sound you're experiencing,...

I'm familiar with the sound you're experiencing, I think. We've had it since Day 1, when I bought the plane with around 160 hours on it from the builder. It always seemed to me like something...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,944
Posted By DaleB
That worked for ours as well.

That worked for ours as well.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,319
Posted By DaleB
As for the prop... we shipped ours off to...

As for the prop... we shipped ours off to Sensenich to have the blades overhauled. They came back looking brand new and statically balanced. That helped a little with vibration, but nowhere near...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,283
Posted By DaleB
Nope. Found it by visual inspection per the SB.

Nope. Found it by visual inspection per the SB.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,283
Posted By DaleB
We just had our prop balanced a couple of weeks...

We just had our prop balanced a couple of weeks ago. What a different that made. Our "before" was .67 IPS, if I recall correctly. When we finished it was, as near as we cold tell, under .1, more...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2021, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,691
Posted By DaleB
I bought a cable operated tool, which failed...

I bought a cable operated tool, which failed after the second clamp so I returned it. The rest eventually succumbed to slip joint pliers.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2021, 08:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,137
Posted By DaleB
If you're looking for non-stock items, I noticed...

If you're looking for non-stock items, I noticed that crossover tube as well... but I'm surprised no one has mentioned the blue silicone water hoses yet. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-09-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,148
Posted By DaleB
McMaster has 18-8 stainless Torx round head...

McMaster has 18-8 stainless Torx round head screws.

Where'd you find the 100 degree Torx flat heads?
Forum: Electrical Systems 08-03-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,926
Posted By DaleB
Yeah, at least heís honest about that when you...

Yeah, at least heís honest about that when you ask him. I didnít buy a pair because I was using Tefzel insulated wire. If youíre using cheap vinyl insulated hookup wire, they probably work.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-01-2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,230
Posted By DaleB
Here is my un-educated guess. There may be an...

Here is my un-educated guess. There may be an angle at which airflow around the wheel opening causes buffeting. The old setup never saw that angle, the new one does. OR, maybe you changed the size...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-28-2021, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,827
Posted By DaleB
You'd need some really, really big Adel clamps...

You'd need some really, really big Adel clamps for that... plus it would be a little bit of overkill.
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 01:36 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 39,241
Posted By DaleB
So, in short, we know almost exactly as much as...

So, in short, we know almost exactly as much as we did a few days ago.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,743
Posted By DaleB
The last time I was there, we had a row of half a...

The last time I was there, we had a row of half a dozen or so in Homebuilt Camping. There were at least another 3 or 4 in Homebuilt Parking that I saw. I won't have the Screamin' Canary there this...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-15-2021, 09:22 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,997
Posted By DaleB
I don't normally touch anyone else's airplane,...

I don't normally touch anyone else's airplane, but I've made an exception once. There was an RV-7 at Oshkosh a few years back. It had one of the rudder gust locks I saw being sold in a booth there,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 26,000
Posted By DaleB
Absolutely. Why would they object? In fact, one...

Absolutely. Why would they object? In fact, one of the three of us was added to the policy as a part owner while he was still a student pilot. He did the last part of his primary training, all of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-11-2021, 08:24 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 26,000
Posted By DaleB
I have an E-LSA that I own. I have several CFIs...

I have an E-LSA that I own. I have several CFIs who are also Experimental owners and pilots, and are willing to give training and perform flight reviews in an E-AB or E-LSA. Where's the problem...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-11-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,328
Posted By DaleB
The spar for each wing extends across to the...

The spar for each wing extends across to the opposite side of the fuselage, so both wings are held in by both pins. Those pins are pretty beefy, thick walled steel tubing, tightly fitted into bronze...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-09-2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 26,000
Posted By DaleB
Or even something as simple as, "this section...

Or even something as simple as, "this section does not apply to compensated flight instruction given in an aircraft owned by the person receiving the instruction." That would cover the vast majority...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-06-2021, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,586
Posted By DaleB
I concur with this. You could easily spend more...

I concur with this. You could easily spend more than the cost difference of buying a newer airplane trying to update this one, and it would take a long time to complete - a long time during which...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,837
Posted By DaleB
My guess would be that heís selling...

My guess would be that heís selling these:

https://www.ignitech.cz/en/vyrobky/bikes/rotax/rotax%20912%20and%20914/rotax%20912%20and%20914.htm

On the one hand, I donít think there is anything all...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-18-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,739
Posted By DaleB
I use a tennis ball. Small slit in one side for...

I use a tennis ball. Small slit in one side for the pitot tube, and I punched a couple of holes with an awl in the other side and attached a little "Remove before flight" keyring with an inch or two...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,769
Posted By DaleB
Mine (2010/2011 build) are straight, and get used...

Mine (2010/2011 build) are straight, and get used on every flight.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,024
Posted By DaleB
If you haven't already done so, definitely call...

If you haven't already done so, definitely call Gallagher. We're paying under $1500 per year WITH hull coverage, and none of us has over 300 hours I don't think, and up until last year we usually...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,623
Posted By DaleB
FAA registry for mine...

FAA registry for mine says:

Classification Experimental
Category None, Operating Light-Sport Kit-Built

I just looked up another RV-12 operating from our field, it says the same thing. Probably...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,268
Posted By DaleB
All of those airplanes were designed by different...

All of those airplanes were designed by different people, and different people have different opinions about how things should be done. Look at the amount of discussion that's gone on here between...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,597
Posted By DaleB
Nice! Love the paint scheme.

Nice! Love the paint scheme.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 19,430
Posted By DaleB
"We're at 9,000 feet, and the engine just quit. ...

"We're at 9,000 feet, and the engine just quit. I've got us trimmed for best glide speed, and I've already made the radio call. There's a good place to land a few miles out. By my calculations, if...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2021, 10:05 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 26,977
Posted By DaleB
Yeah, I had forgotten about that one as well. It...

Yeah, I had forgotten about that one as well. It came out well after I experienced the issue. I was correct about the proximate cause (dumb fuel flow sensor not knowing which way it is turning) but...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 26,977
Posted By DaleB
They were fine, and I knew they were fine, having...

They were fine, and I knew they were fine, having checked them fairly recently. The Dynon was telling me my fuel flow had suddenly jumped from the normal 5-6 GPH to over 10, and after confirming...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2021, 09:06 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 26,977
Posted By DaleB
I've had this happen. For a while, any time I got...

I've had this happen. For a while, any time I got above 7000 MSL I'd get Ms. Dynon screaming, "FUEL FLOW HIGH!!" in my ear. My hypothesis is/was that there were air bubbles forming in the fuel line...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-24-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,468
Posted By DaleB
It would only affect a small number of pilots,...

It would only affect a small number of pilots, but (3) a pilot flying with Sport Pilot privileges with a CFI-S certificate would be screwed, because he or she can't "carry persons for compensation or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,692
Posted By DaleB
Or use it as your indication that the master...

Or use it as your indication that the master switch is on. Tough to miss that sound as you walk away from the airplane.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 06:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 13,268
Posted By DaleB
I know a lot of stuff about a lot of things. I...

I know a lot of stuff about a lot of things. I don't know everything about everything. I don't feel compelled to make my RV-12 more like some other airplane "just because" that's what was done on a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2021, 09:34 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 26,977
Posted By DaleB
A few gallons of avgas looks even better. ...

A few gallons of avgas looks even better.


Just sayin'. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2021, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,877
Posted By DaleB
Ours is 10 years old now. No traces of corrosion...

Ours is 10 years old now. No traces of corrosion on either the original nose fork that was removed a year or two ago, or the new one, neither of which were primed or painted. We do have wheel pants...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,794
Posted By DaleB
One very well soaked cottonwood seed, stuck to...

One very well soaked cottonwood seed, stuck to the screen. That's all I've ever found.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,678
Posted By DaleB
... you think, right up until the moment you...

... you think, right up until the moment you realize the key is still deep in your pants pocket...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-27-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,240
Posted By DaleB
And did that fix the vibration?

And did that fix the vibration?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By DaleB
I stand by my original statement. I have...

I stand by my original statement. I have personally never seen a set, so I don't know what they look like. Our RV-12 was finished in 2011, engine S/N 6775234. I had to do a five-year fuel hose...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2021, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,950
Posted By DaleB
It's also possible that you have a set of...

It's also possible that you have a set of replacement Teflon hoses from TS Flightlines. I put them on a few years ago. If you post a picture of the fuel lines, we might be able to tell.

I have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2021, 06:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,684
Posted By DaleB
It can if his CFI was a SFI-S, also. That...

It can if his CFI was a SFI-S, also. That changed several years ago.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,240
Posted By DaleB
I have a question about that. How did you get...

I have a question about that. How did you get your gearbox off to send it for inspection/rebuild? I see one $500-plus tool to do that, or a $200-plus tool. Does one actually need to spend that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-12-2021, 08:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,844
Posted By DaleB
That's kind of the whole point of the gascolator,...

That's kind of the whole point of the gascolator, isn't it?
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