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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 12:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By jrock836
It has been a hotly debated modification. Many...

It has been a hotly debated modification. Many owners have installed a fuel pump switch and only run the electric fuel pump at certain times, such as on start up, take off and below 1000 ft. I too...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,883
Posted By jrock836
I have the black powder dust accumulate on my...

I have the black powder dust accumulate on my cowling after flying for about 3 hours too. I first thought it was exhaust, but I agree it's the hinge wearing away. Only 210 hrs on the plane, not sure...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-10-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,083
Posted By jrock836
I'm in Apopka now.. Gave up and drove... ...

I'm in Apopka now.. Gave up and drove... uuuggg...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-10-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,753
Posted By jrock836
Left it in the hanger and drove to Florida for...

Left it in the hanger and drove to Florida for LSRM-I class and Sun and Fun.. Awful weather between DFW and Florida.. :(
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,218
Posted By jrock836
In "sporty conditions" the quicker I can get the...

In "sporty conditions" the quicker I can get the wheels on the ground in a controlled way and the flaps up, the better. If it's gusty, I don't really want to be floating a few feet above the ground...
Forum: RV-10 04-07-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,025
Posted By jrock836
What Peter said! There is a strategy to follow...

What Peter said!

There is a strategy to follow if you're planning to sell and a different path to follow if you plan to keep and fly it!
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 04-07-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,043
Posted By jrock836
Why in the world would they not have...

Why in the world would they not have port-a-potties or restrooms near by? For $40 per night that should be a given!
Forum: Reviews 04-07-2021, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,205
Posted By jrock836
Interesting.. Sounds like a sailing weather/wind...

Interesting.. Sounds like a sailing weather/wind prediction service I used to subscribe to back when I was sailing. Predict Wind would pick best routing and timing when you told it you wanted to sail...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By jrock836
Sorry to hear that. This whole trip has been...

Sorry to hear that. This whole trip has been kinda screwed up for me, and part of that is on me since I didn't do better research. Not thrilled that Rainbow advertises Sun & Fun classes, but turns...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,364
Posted By jrock836
Everyone's situation is different.. If I create a...

Everyone's situation is different.. If I create a smoking crater with my plane, my family will be taken care of, equity in the plane or not... With that said, I carry full coverage right now since I...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By jrock836
Sun & Fun Camping?

Well darn, doesn’t look like flying to Apopka on Saturday for the LSRM Inspection Class and then down to Sun & Fun for a couple of days afterwards is going to happen due to mother nature.

Will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 09:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,212
Posted By jrock836
I played with the reed switches last night and...

I played with the reed switches last night and the light is now off. The builder had the switches mounted on a stack of washers which lowered the switches below the fuselage aluminum. I removed the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,121
Posted By jrock836
I donít get to represent the Vanís brand then..! ...

I donít get to represent the Vanís brand then..! :) But good idea.. Iíll give it a try..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,121
Posted By jrock836
That’s the way I read it, although the prior...

That’s the way I read it, although the prior owners of my airplane did not. I had Walt @ EXP Avionics certify mine a couple of weeks ago. He also agreed that if it’s installed in the plane, it’s...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,121
Posted By jrock836
Haha.. Yeah, never tried that!

Haha.. Yeah, never tried that!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,121
Posted By jrock836
SLSA (Special Light Sport Aircraft) RV12's aren't...

SLSA (Special Light Sport Aircraft) RV12's aren't Experimental..

My initial call to every tower has included EXPERIMENTAL. I guess I have incorrectly notified Approach when I didn't need to..

I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By jrock836
And then realize you just strapped in for a...

And then realize you just strapped in for a second time, with the straps OVER the headset cord?? Third time is a charm! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-06-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,121
Posted By jrock836
Exactly Airguy... I'm clearly a newbie here and...

Exactly Airguy...

I'm clearly a newbie here and I know that a lot of my questions have probably been hashed out previously too.. I try to use the search function when I can. The search function on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,202
Posted By jrock836
Funny of the Day

How many of you guys have stopped laying your headset on the wing? I have slowly learned after leaving the headset on the wing and closing the canopy on the cord multiple times that I should just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,797
Posted By jrock836
Hey Brett, hopefully 1 degree won't be an issue....

Hey Brett, hopefully 1 degree won't be an issue. Please let us know what Van's says so the rest of us that are waiting for the part will know. Once the weight of the aircraft is sitting on the nose...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,212
Posted By jrock836
Thanks.. I had seen that.. That will likely be a...

Thanks.. I had seen that.. That will likely be a modification later on at my leisure (rainy weekend project) once I get all the safety related things taken care of on my airplane.. Hopefully by just...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-05-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
Posted By jrock836
X2 for Stewart Transport.. I used them to...

X2 for Stewart Transport.. I used them to transport my Factory Five Racing Cobra Kit.. Great company that kept me up to date of location and ETA.. Were very helpful and professional with unloading.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 08:47 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,212
Posted By jrock836
The expander worked great! I had both wings back...

The expander worked great! I had both wings back on in less than 5 minutes! Just turn the expander until resistance is felt. As long as a person stops when the resistance is felt, I don't think...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2021, 06:29 PM
Replies: 285
Views: 62,307
Posted By jrock836
As I continue my work on getting my new to me...

As I continue my work on getting my new to me plane up to date, I ran across the 14-10-14 REVISION 1 Service Bulletin that hasn't been addressed.

According to my logbooks, looks like the prior owner...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By jrock836
Thank you for the info..

Thank you for the info..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By jrock836
Just the control panel as posted above.. I...

Just the control panel as posted above.. I already have a working AP..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 10:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,976
Posted By jrock836
In Texas, by going through the Texas Comptroller...

In Texas, by going through the Texas Comptroller website my personal info linked to my LLC is visible. I believe if I used a Registered Agent it would be a little more difficult to obtain info...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-02-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,976
Posted By jrock836
All good info and I learned something. I'll try...

All good info and I learned something. I'll try to avoid crashing into the multi million dollar jets! Thanks guys..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,212
Posted By jrock836
Thanks guys. I'll give the expander a try. Found...

Thanks guys. I'll give the expander a try. Found a small one on Amazon and it should be here tomorrow.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By jrock836
Have been unsuccessful in contacting the...

Have been unsuccessful in contacting the builder.. Not sure he's still alive..

My KAI's don't address the Auto Pilot Control Panel.. The new KAI list it in Section 58, which is dated 4/3/14..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 08:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,976
Posted By jrock836
Please explain further then. I haven't been to...

Please explain further then. I haven't been to law school and always ready to learn something new. I only know what I know based on running my own LLC over the past 10 or so years and it's real...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-01-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By jrock836
Sorry, don't know about the "zig zag" line, but a...

Sorry, don't know about the "zig zag" line, but a few weeks ago I was having erratic readings on my Dynon Skyview system for EGT and CHT.. I unplugged, cleaned and reattached the connectors and all...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By jrock836
I'm concerned about the disclaimer on the Van's...

I'm concerned about the disclaimer on the Van's website about the product. See attachment.. I don't have a clue how to tell the difference between the older "Conversion Harness" and a newer updated...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 08:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,212
Posted By jrock836
Holy crapolla! Just got back from the hanger...

Holy crapolla! Just got back from the hanger after trying to put the wings on so I could use the plane for a trip tomorrow.. 2 hours later no joy! It was about 57 degrees and no amount of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By jrock836
Dynon AP Control Panel

I read somewhere that RV12's with finishing kits prior to 2012 may not have a wiring harness that will support the installation of a Dynon AP Control Panel.

Is there an easy way to tell if my wiring...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 04:40 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,483
Posted By jrock836
Maybe you're looking at the wrong product?? I'd...

Maybe you're looking at the wrong product?? I'd like seasoned salt on my popcorn please..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 935
Posted By jrock836
Beautiful.. I'd buy one!

Beautiful.. I'd buy one!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By jrock836
Man, fast service! Received them...

Man, fast service! Received them yesterday!

Thanks Tom!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 11:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,976
Posted By jrock836
Yeah, I don't quite understand putting the plane...

Yeah, I don't quite understand putting the plane in an LLC, if it's not going to be used for business purposes..

The quick answer to the OP's original question is "NO".. (In my opinion, which...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By jrock836
Here is what is in the fuselage kit..

Here is what is in the fuselage kit..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By jrock836
The center section bulkhead is a small part of...

The center section bulkhead is a small part of the overall kit. I would accept it and start prepping all of the other parts and get them ready to attach to the center section when it shows up..
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-01-2021, 10:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,976
Posted By jrock836
Exactly, in my state the only assets at risk are...

Exactly, in my state the only assets at risk are those assets owned by the LLC.. If the owner formed the LLC, but then failed to run the LLC as a business (co-mingled funds, used property for...
Forum: RV-14 03-31-2021, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 569
Posted By jrock836
Maybe these three links can help you get to the...

Maybe these three links can help you get to the bottom of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,121
Posted By jrock836
Have a part number handy? I’ll add some to my...

Have a part number handy? I’ll add some to my next Van’s order.. Looking at KAI 38.07, I’m seeing a truss head screw listed, AN526C832R8. Not positive, but I believe that’s what I currently...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,382
Posted By jrock836
Hopefully theyíll get it figured out by the time...

Hopefully theyíll get it figured out by the time I get mine, probably much later this year.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 08:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,382
Posted By jrock836
Come on Walt.. Do you really think I was...

Come on Walt.. Do you really think I was suggesting the use of a hammer? I was using it as a verb.. I wouldn't want to hammer it flat with a mallet or any other appropriate tool until first speaking...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,121
Posted By jrock836
I finally remembered to take some photos of my...

I finally remembered to take some photos of my issues.. The photo where the spinner is visible shows the fine crack in the cowling..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,382
Posted By jrock836
I'm currently on the waiting list for that part,...

I'm currently on the waiting list for that part, but I don't think I would want that one if I had to hammer it flat! I would contact Greg Hughes @ Van's and also a forum member here and see what he...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By jrock836
Thanks Steve..

Thanks Steve..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,364
Posted By jrock836
Falcon Insurance was the lowest I could find....

Falcon Insurance was the lowest I could find. Zero time in an RV12 when I applied, but I have been a licensed Private Pilot for many years.. Some companies gave ridiculous $3000-$4000+ per year...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 03-26-2021, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By jrock836
Be happy.. I just bought the ADSB In kit. To my...

Be happy.. I just bought the ADSB In kit. To my surprise the instructions say the I need to remove wings, fuel tank, seats and a bunch of other stuff. What I thought would be a quick few hour job is...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-26-2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,917
Posted By jrock836
Well, I just look at cross country as multiple...

Well, I just look at cross country as multiple little legs.. Just avoid the get-thereitus, so no pressure if things donít work out exactly as planned..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,121
Posted By jrock836
Wow, those are beautiful!

Wow, those are beautiful!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 493
Posted By jrock836
Doesn’t really matter.. I would just take it when...

Doesn’t really matter.. I would just take it when most convenient for you.. The course tends to focus on FAR’s and logbooks.. I’m taking the class at Sun and Fun next month and I’m told there’s not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2021, 04:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By jrock836
Just sent you some photos.. Thanks for all the...

Just sent you some photos.. Thanks for all the info Tom.. Order placed for some TS Flightline teflon hose, with stainless hose ends...(Turns out I already had teflon carb hoses and teflon oil hoses)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,121
Posted By jrock836
Thanks for the input guys.. I can now see there's...

Thanks for the input guys.. I can now see there's not a widely used method used by most of you guys.. Guess I will just play around with it and see what I can come up with that does a better job of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2021, 02:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By jrock836
All of my hoses have fire sleeve and if there's a...

All of my hoses have fire sleeve and if there's a way to tell without removing a hose, pulling the fire sleeve off and then hoping there's a "label" somewhere on said hose, it might be nice.. Also,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2021, 01:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By jrock836
912ULS Teflon or Rubber, Which do I have?

I feel like I need to go back to college and get a degree in reading comprehension of Rotax documentation. I've read this document way too many times and I honestly can't figure it out.. My engine is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,121
Posted By jrock836
Hi Jim.. Did you use them on the front of your...

Hi Jim.. Did you use them on the front of your fiberglass cowling near the intakes?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,121
Posted By jrock836
Thanks.. Those might work and will most likely...

Thanks.. Those might work and will most likely hide much of the flaking paint around the screw heads, if I decide to wait on painting..

Has anyone else done anything differently on an already...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,752
Posted By jrock836
Posted on the Van's website.. "We have...

Posted on the Van's website..

"We have adjusted our Quick Build kit lead times for all new QB orders to “one-year-plus,” meaning we cannot yet provide a more specific estimated delivery date, and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,126
Posted By jrock836
I haven’t noticed a difference in consumption...

I haven’t noticed a difference in consumption 100LL vs. 93 Mogas. On average it has been about 4.5 gph running at 5200-5300 RPM on cross country flights, maybe closer to 4 gph if I baby it and cruise...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2021, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By jrock836
Well you have only listed two easy, low cost,...

Well you have only listed two easy, low cost, Service Bulletins and then a bunch of Notices. The notices “explain or notify owners of service- or configuration-related information pertaining to their...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2021, 12:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,121
Posted By jrock836
Upper Cowling Damage

My upper cowling has cracks and paint damage, mostly around the Phillips head screws. While I work on my Annual next month, I’m thinking about sending my upper cowling to the paint shop for repair...
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