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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By NinerBikes
Right now, I would say the market for a RV-12 iS...

Right now, I would say the market for a RV-12 iS that's freshly built with the Rotax 912 IS and has 100 hours or less on it, is very, very good.

It would sell quickly, IMHO, if you are a hobbyist...
Forum: California 01-22-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,298
Posted By NinerBikes
Doing this for RVator97. We bumped into him...

Doing this for RVator97. We bumped into him yesterday at KSZP getting fuel, on a rare "fly day" today, weather wise.

That "highway" in the backround going up the coast is Ventura Highway... maybe...
Forum: Safety 01-21-2021, 10:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,759
Posted By NinerBikes
Some of us on Legacy RV-12's are now using...

Some of us on Legacy RV-12's are now using Nord-Locs under the 4 screws that hold the Gascolator bowl in place, in lieu of safety wire, during Inspections
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2021, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By NinerBikes
Budget 100K, and if you come in under budget,...

Budget 100K, and if you come in under budget, you'll look like a hero.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By NinerBikes
I did adjust my 2012 prop when I got it home in...

I did adjust my 2012 prop when I got it home in June of last year. All 6 bolts do have Nordlocks, which replace safety wire.

Since your plane is new, you'll probably be adjusting the pitch of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By NinerBikes
You're taking a trip to the moon... would you...

You're taking a trip to the moon... would you want the rocket ship built by the lowest bidder, when your life depends on it?

It's something I think about with tires and tubes. If you have to pull...
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,161
Posted By NinerBikes
Pure Gold! That one's a keeper! :D When's the...

Pure Gold! That one's a keeper! :D

When's the last time the wife got a new car.... just saying.... ;)
Forum: RV-14 01-18-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,161
Posted By NinerBikes
Another plane reason to bump up the weight limit...

Another plane reason to bump up the weight limit for the E-LSA class from 1320# (600kgs) to 1540 (700 kgs), for us old, fat, wide bodied red blooded American males.

It's getting tougher and tougher...
Forum: COMM 01-16-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By NinerBikes
My SL-40 might be up for sale if I ever get...

My SL-40 might be up for sale if I ever get around to installing the GTR-200 that came with my plane, when I bought it. Previous owner never got around to installing it, either.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-16-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 848
Posted By NinerBikes
I looked at the KAI for my RV-12, S/N 212, and it...

I looked at the KAI for my RV-12, S/N 212, and it shows a polyethylene plastic wedge for the trim tab, riveted in place.
Forum: California 01-15-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 311
Posted By NinerBikes
That was a lot of fun in 2020, flying out to...

That was a lot of fun in 2020, flying out to KIYK, even if it was a little bit windy. Getting to see that little Sonex jet was pretty cool too.

Was very interesting watching Paul Dye check the oil...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-15-2021, 10:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,661
Posted By NinerBikes
The lead in 100LL isn't good for the motor, or...

The lead in 100LL isn't good for the motor, or the clutch in the gearbox. While 100LL can be used, it's not recommended. The tolerances in the engine were not designed for it. Get a copy of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By NinerBikes
It is believed there were Rotax oil filters or...

It is believed there were Rotax oil filters or off brand oil filters produced that did not have the anti siphon valve feature included, used on some Rotax equipped planes, which caused the draining...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-14-2021, 01:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By NinerBikes
The burp when cold is for Rotax engines mounted...

The burp when cold is for Rotax engines mounted in other planes, such as taildraggers with Bush tires on them. Sometimes, this configuration causes problems with the fuel floats in the carbs, also,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2021, 11:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,389
Posted By NinerBikes
i burp mine when warm, usually before I close...

i burp mine when warm, usually before I close the hangar door.

You will get a more complete burp and slightly higher oil levels indicated when you burp the motor hot.

I will also burp the engine...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2021, 11:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,661
Posted By NinerBikes
Are you familiar with the Rotax 912 engine and...

Are you familiar with the Rotax 912 engine and it's propensity to be designed to run on premium 91 octane Mogas, not 100LL as sold at most airports.

Some of us fuel Mogas almost exclusively.

The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,570
Posted By NinerBikes
Did you ever go through with disconnecting both...

Did you ever go through with disconnecting both HDX panels and sending them back to Dynon to run diagnostics checks for internal shorts or corrosion on the circuit boards / switches?

Sounds like you...
Forum: Nosewheel vs. Tailwheel 01-13-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,127
Posted By NinerBikes
After buying a nosedragger RV-12 to learn how to...

After buying a nosedragger RV-12 to learn how to fly in, my first lessons ( in mode C airspace Class D towered airport in So CA) were learning how to taxi, and how to use the brakes, to keep you out...
Forum: Aircraft Camping 01-13-2021, 01:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 35,551
Posted By NinerBikes
Did this fizzle into oblivion, due to CV-19...

Did this fizzle into oblivion, due to CV-19 virus, for 2020, and any interest in 2021?
Forum: Aircraft Camping 01-13-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,917
Posted By NinerBikes
A Coleman 533 Dual fuel single burner is a close...

A Coleman 533 Dual fuel single burner is a close second, to this model. No plastic to break. I prefer to run white gas in mine vs unleaded Mogas.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 01-13-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,638
Posted By NinerBikes
Wondering if this Covid 19 restriction will ever...

Wondering if this Covid 19 restriction will ever go away for good. This is something I'd like to do in my RV-12.
Forum: Aircraft Camping 01-13-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,851
Posted By NinerBikes
I'd love to do it... but I don't think the RV-12...

I'd love to do it... but I don't think the RV-12 would hold what I need camping wise. Wrong mission plane for it.
Forum: California 01-09-2021, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 488
Posted By NinerBikes
Thanks for the heads up. Will need to check it...

Thanks for the heads up. Will need to check it out again.

Navy Blue RV-12 at KWHP
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 01-07-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,773
Posted By NinerBikes
Do you know if they have a courtesy car at KPGA....

Do you know if they have a courtesy car at KPGA. Or do lodging places do pickups at the airport?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 972
Posted By NinerBikes
On sunny days, I pull out my 150w 19V solar panel...

On sunny days, I pull out my 150w 19V solar panel that will put out about 9 amps at 14.4V to my battery. I do have some 10 ga wire pigtails with 30 amp Anderson Power poles as connectors, they seem...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2021, 12:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By NinerBikes
Is the 0 degree hub a newer model and a retrofit...

Is the 0 degree hub a newer model and a retrofit to the older ULS if the 30 degree dog hub fails at higher hours? Does it also require the newer style external housing with oiler?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By NinerBikes
At least here in S. CA with the South Coast Air...

At least here in S. CA with the South Coast Air Quality Management District wanting clean air as much as possible during winter inversions weather, Ethanol starts showing up effective Oct 1st...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By NinerBikes
That'd make it a real valid poll then, don't you...

That'd make it a real valid poll then, don't you think? :(

You want steak, or Soylent Green?

You want Miracle Whip, or real whipped cream on your pumpkin pie?

You want an inflatable doll or a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By NinerBikes
Several places to check for fuel smells, in...

Several places to check for fuel smells, in addition to above.

1. Make sure the o-ring on your gascolator is supple, and working correctly.

2. Make notice if it only smells on a full tank of fuel,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-02-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By NinerBikes
The newer IS models were tearing up gearboxes in...

The newer IS models were tearing up gearboxes in short order.

Rotax made some changes to the gearbox configuration, including adding an oil squirter to the housing that lubes the clutch while in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2021, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 694
Posted By NinerBikes
Check with Van's on Monday and buy a KAI on a...

Check with Van's on Monday and buy a KAI on a memory stick, on how to adjust. Basically they are blue prints on the build. About $10, last I checked. Is this E-LSA or S-LSA ?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-31-2020, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,666
Posted By NinerBikes
You could also sell the spare Dynon SkyView Touch...

You could also sell the spare Dynon SkyView Touch and lighten your current load and strain on the Voltage Regulator, too, before adding the Garmin 196.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-30-2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,054
Posted By NinerBikes
How much $ did the replacement part end up...

How much $ did the replacement part end up costing?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-30-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,476
Posted By NinerBikes
If you run unleaded premium Mogas, you get a 1000...

If you run unleaded premium Mogas, you get a 1000 hr inspection on the gear box, and if you've idled the plane properly warm ups, at 2500 rpm, might need it reshimmed will Bellvue washers.

Keep the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-29-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,339
Posted By NinerBikes
It's a ways off, but if you build your little...

It's a ways off, but if you build your little bird with as much care as your big bird, you'll be sad too, when that RV-12 flies off with a new owner, in the future.

Saw it when I bought my RV-12...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-28-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By NinerBikes
Sure! Just list your price, and say you took 20%...

Sure! Just list your price, and say you took 20% off ! Such a deal! I see whatcha did there! :D
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 12-28-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 693
Posted By NinerBikes
I don't know how old you are, or how many years...

I don't know how old you are, or how many years longer you plan to work... and I'm not a financial advisor, but I sure wouldn't have $90,000 sitting in savings with the way inflation and the stock...
Forum: Oregon 12-24-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By NinerBikes
Thanks all, for the measured responses... good to...

Thanks all, for the measured responses... good to know about icing conditions over those passes in the winter.

The RV-12 might not be such a good idea this time of year.

Will watch for that...
Forum: Job Board 12-23-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 763
Posted By NinerBikes
Would this be for TAF?

Would this be for TAF?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2020, 10:33 PM
Replies: 249
Views: 54,086
Posted By NinerBikes
Surprised you can't specify USPS Priority Mail...

Surprised you can't specify USPS Priority Mail for shipping method, like at Aircraft Spruce.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,082
Posted By NinerBikes
What is the clearance between the muffler and the...

What is the clearance between the muffler and the oil cooler on RV-12 Legacy model planes with the 912 ULS, and does it finally resolve the oil cooling problems when operating at gross, climbing at...
Forum: ADS-B 12-22-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,534
Posted By NinerBikes
How does that work, again?

How does that work, again?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,430
Posted By NinerBikes
62 years old, learning to fly, bought a low hour...

62 years old, learning to fly, bought a low hour 2012 Van's RV-12 already built with the Dynon Skyview System and 2 axis AP, from a multiple RV builder. A good plane for flying around the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2020, 10:42 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,075
Posted By NinerBikes
Around 250 hours on mine, did the oil and filter,...

Around 250 hours on mine, did the oil and filter, no cracks noted in locations shown.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-19-2020, 10:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,256
Posted By NinerBikes
Small chips here... but just to let you know, I...

Small chips here... but just to let you know, I spent about 18 months looking for a RV-12 used, to fly. And the Rotax motor in them doesn't seem to get rusty cams or bores, or rings, like a Lycoming...
Forum: California 12-19-2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,298
Posted By NinerBikes
This is RicoB's 9-A, on a rare day in July when I...

This is RicoB's 9-A, on a rare day in July when I caught it outside, all cleaned up.

https://i.postimg.cc/SNRX3Fp8/20200722-111752.jpg
Forum: California 12-19-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,087
Posted By NinerBikes
Saw a pair of Blue RV-8's just southwest of...

Saw a pair of Blue RV-8's just southwest of Walt's and Rico's hangars at KWHP a couple of weeks back. They were painted as twins, I even think they used each others leftover paint to do both paint...
Forum: Oregon 12-19-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By NinerBikes
Hangar space at Ashland or Medford

I will probably be visiting a friend in Ashland some time this winter in my RV-12, from KWHP, in L.A. .

What is the situation with finding hangars to keep my plane in for a few days while visiting...
Forum: ADS-B 12-19-2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,534
Posted By NinerBikes
Some of these issues look to be from your GPS...

Some of these issues look to be from your GPS antenna not being "paired" properly with your encoder.

Double check the setup settings between the two to make sure that they are talking with same...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-17-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,115
Posted By NinerBikes
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=15790
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-17-2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,015
Posted By NinerBikes
Check the coil pack mount brackets first to see...

Check the coil pack mount brackets first to see if any of them are now broken. Pull the air filters, probably clean them too, while you have them off and re oil, and inspect those funky "L" brackets...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-17-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By NinerBikes
Dig in,...

Dig in, here.

https://registry.faa.gov/AircraftInquiry/Search/MakeModelInquiry

Enter "Van's" and "RV-12"

and I bet you can find a few in WA, OR, ID and possibly MT or UT to go contact the owners...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,929
Posted By NinerBikes
It's a short stroke overbore engine, very...

It's a short stroke overbore engine, very desirable for the engine rpm range it operates at. It also has some pretty stout angles of load force from the crank at BDC and TDC on the load bearing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,929
Posted By NinerBikes
That would make me consider leaky intake manifold...

That would make me consider leaky intake manifold problems, or carburetor problems, or failed or leaky air filter problems, and dirt getting into the motor.

I have seen K&N air filters that have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,929
Posted By NinerBikes
If you think bore scuffing in an aluminum silica...

If you think bore scuffing in an aluminum silica bore is a minor issue, do a search on Google under aluminum silica bore scuffing and Porsche. Similar technologies, large bore short stroke motors at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By NinerBikes
You can buy replacement fuses that light up at...

You can buy replacement fuses that light up at Stein Air.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By NinerBikes
If you know someone with a RV-12 that's done a...

If you know someone with a RV-12 that's done a conditional inspection on their plane, ask them how they get inside the tailcone to inspect, and LPS2 lube the ball bearing joints inside there.

That...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By NinerBikes
A Rotax 912, with vegetable oil injected into the...

A Rotax 912, with vegetable oil injected into the exhaust, will make smoke.

It will also make a sticky mess of the belly of your aircraft, as well as cut into the gross carry weight of your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By NinerBikes
If you stick to mogas, you'll have synthetic...

If you stick to mogas, you'll have synthetic motor oil options for running in your Rotax 912iS and extended hr oil change intervals. Also, less oil consumption.

My oil level seems to sit best at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-12-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By NinerBikes
It's normal to have metal in oil, with parts...

It's normal to have metal in oil, with parts burnishing in together on a new gearbox and a new engine. Sort of a knock off the burrs process of wearing in.

One of the reasons why they recommend a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,929
Posted By NinerBikes
Pages 5-7 of interest... what fails, and where it...

Pages 5-7 of interest... what fails, and where it first fails... galling, aluminum showing up first at the bottom of the bore. Usual cause is overheating of the motor oil above 249F, and failure of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 54,086
Posted By NinerBikes
This is an interesting article on float failures...

This is an interesting article on float failures in Bing Carburetors. If you read all of it, the author, after soaking floats for years in various brands of gasoline, types of alcohol, and sneaky...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2020, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,929
Posted By NinerBikes
The 914 is a glorified low compression 912 UL 80...

The 914 is a glorified low compression 912 UL 80 HP with the 1200 cc's of displacement, that now makes 115 HP for up to 5 minutes, I think it's max 107 HP the rest of the time, continuous.

The 912...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-11-2020, 10:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,929
Posted By NinerBikes
A 12 is a LSA and a good choice if the air is...

A 12 is a LSA and a good choice if the air is calm, when you want to go fly. It's a really bumpy ride if you're flying by yourself at 1150 # total, no passenger, and Windy.com is showing much over a...
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