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Forum: RV-10 09-22-2022, 05:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 431
Posted By thiggins
No drilling…

IMHO: Yes, I’m building an RV-12iS, but it’s still a modern Vans kit.

The quality and accuracy of Vans parts are so good, I feel if I even think about drilling to get something to fit, I’m screwing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-08-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By thiggins
Got a bunch from this...

Got a bunch from this place:

https://www.panamericantool.com
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-30-2022, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By thiggins
Negative AMP indications ?

Every now and then I get to ride in a friend’s CTLS, which has the 912iS with Dynon avionics. This last recent ride the Dynon kept flashing yellow with the amp indication in the negative range. It...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2022, 04:51 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,130
Posted By thiggins
Hey, that ain’t right…not at all. You’ve paid it...

Hey, that ain’t right…not at all. You’ve paid it in full? Dang.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2022, 04:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By thiggins
The stub spars are required for fitting the...

The stub spars are required for fitting the receptacles in the fuselage, but you could just label them individually and fit them before wing completion. Since my wings were done, I just held the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2022, 08:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,203
Posted By thiggins
The oil tank does have a vent, yes. But, the sump...

The oil tank does have a vent, yes. But, the sump itself cannot have a vent, or oil could not be pushed back into the tank. Please reference the diagrams and explanations in the documents linked...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2022, 08:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,203
Posted By thiggins
Dry sump

The 912 is a dry sump engine. There is no vent from the sump. Oil is forced into the tank directly from the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2022, 06:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 756
Posted By thiggins
Most of the work is in the fuselage.

I built the wings first, and I’m glad I did. The wings are large, and require very repetitive tasks. You will get those out of the way and store them in much less time than the fuselage. You can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-09-2022, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 570
Posted By thiggins
Thanks

Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,130
Posted By thiggins
I did get an email the other day saying my Garmin...

I did get an email the other day saying my Garmin Avionics kit , ordered in February, changed to “part being produced”.
What does that mean exactly?
Forum: RV-6/6A 06-30-2022, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,045
Posted By thiggins
Very nice !

Very nice !
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2022, 05:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,067
Posted By thiggins
That’s also exactly what can happen with a bad...

That’s also exactly what can happen with a bad LED, the switching power supply causes the noise, even on your handheld. Try unplugging/powering off any LEDs you might have ( see the video in post #5).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-28-2022, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,067
Posted By thiggins
LED lights?

This video talks about an interference issue with LEDs. I’ve experienced it myself.
Possible ?

https://youtu.be/S_5axPgnFns
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-25-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,958
Posted By thiggins
Straps attached to the walls

Straps attached to the walls
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2022, 06:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,893
Posted By thiggins
TV?

Heck, might as well include a large-screen smart TV hung up high. There are so many great instructional videos available, as well as super cool aviation content.
Forum: GPS 06-21-2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By thiggins
Bigger hammer? (Sorry) :D

Bigger hammer?

(Sorry)

:D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2022, 05:17 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 48,650
Posted By thiggins
Having done two of these with zero issues, I’d...

Having done two of these with zero issues, I’d just use a known good batch of LP-4’s…

🥴
Forum: RV-10 06-14-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,105
Posted By thiggins
What a beauty!

What a beauty!
Forum: RV-14 06-13-2022, 07:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,300
Posted By thiggins
I was going to post about MMO (old timer here?)...

I was going to post about MMO (old timer here?) when I read this comment. I owned a Commanche 250/260 (converted) back in the day, and our respected and very experienced A&P recommended MMO in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2022, 04:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,234
Posted By thiggins
Vans offering

https://store.vansaircraft.com/rv-12is-aithre-co-detector-kit-12is-co-detector-kit.html

Integrates with the G3X
Forum: RV-10 06-05-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,180
Posted By thiggins
Look into reaming versus drilling. Much...

Look into reaming versus drilling. Much “rounder” and prettier holes. Lots of drills leave a kind of triangular shaped hole.
Forum: RV-10 06-02-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,922
Posted By thiggins
Talking But, what about the giant fan out front?!? :D

But, what about the giant fan out front?!?

:D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2022, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By thiggins
Thumbs up Thanks, that helps.

Thanks, that helps.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2022, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 705
Posted By thiggins
Prime Center Section?

I don’t see many center sections (any?) being primed. Is it ok to prime the center section? I’m about to start the fuselage and have been filing and polishing out some dings on some of the edges....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-29-2022, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,820
Posted By thiggins
We have our answer, well at least I do. I’ll go...

We have our answer, well at least I do. I’ll go with the existing documentation.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,130
Posted By thiggins
Got it!

Ordered the fuse kit March of 2021, and finally picked it up today!

A kind of strange thing did happen with the freight charge though…
I have been talking with Old Dominion for about a week...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2022, 04:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,820
Posted By thiggins
Vans reply needed ?

I guess we need to hear from Vans, again. Until they contradict what they’ve gone to the trouble of carefully documenting, I’ll assume the manufacturers did their jobs correctly. Although this is an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2022, 04:20 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,130
Posted By thiggins
Fuselage kits being shipped now were ordered last...

Fuselage kits being shipped now were ordered last year, around March. Mine is missing (backordered) all four Matco brake master cylinders, and the F-1086 vent bracket.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-23-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By thiggins
Thumbs up Yes, that's on my list. Exactly what I was...

Yes, that's on my list. Exactly what I was thinking. ( Picking up the fuselage kit Thursday!)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-23-2022, 11:38 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,130
Posted By thiggins
Just spoke with Old Dominion

Old Dominion tells me my fuselage crates (2, one with the pre-built tank) with arrive in Asheville, NC this Thursday! Yay. $1032.63 with Dock pickup.
Can't wait to get working on the fuselage,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2022, 12:56 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,130
Posted By thiggins
Recent changes in diesel prices…ouch

2022-Jan 01/03 3.613 01/10 3.657 01/17 3.725 01/24 3.780 01/31 3.846
2022-Feb 02/07 3.951 02/14 4.019 02/21 4.055 02/28 4.104
2022-Mar 03/07 4.849 ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2022, 05:21 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,130
Posted By thiggins
Fuselage kit shipped

Ordered my fuselage kit, including prebuilt tank, March of 2021. I just received some emails that it was shipped May 19, 2022 via Old Dominion. With diesel well over $5.00/gallon, I am terrified of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,157
Posted By thiggins
Specs From Vans website

https://www.vansaircraft.com/rv-12is/

Just based upon the ceiling, the iS engine seems to be more suited to the higher altitude.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-13-2022, 05:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,526
Posted By thiggins
I have to ask: Is this thread to discuss long...

I have to ask: Is this thread to discuss long term effects of running mogas, or to show how far past recommended TBO the engine can go? (Am I missing some information here?)
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2022, 06:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 29,292
Posted By thiggins
Yeah, that’s a good video. Thanks.

Yeah, that’s a good video. Thanks.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-12-2022, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 29,292
Posted By thiggins
Ok, I will re-read the rules…it looks like others...

Ok, I will re-read the rules…it looks like others are interested in this thread besides me. I’m generally a rule follower, no worries.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-11-2022, 05:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 29,292
Posted By thiggins
<SNIP> PLEASE READ the Rules for posting on VAF...

<SNIP>
PLEASE READ the Rules for posting on VAF Forums! Specifically the part about BUMPING Threads!!! This is the second occurrence of your bumping this thread…
S/ Don Hull, one of the moderators
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-11-2022, 05:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,027
Posted By thiggins
Hoping for a quick and full recovery. 🙏🏻

Hoping for a quick and full recovery.

🙏🏻
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-05-2022, 05:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 13,618
Posted By thiggins
How does that work?

How does that work?
Forum: Fiberglass 04-25-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,101
Posted By thiggins
No expert here at all, but if you watch some of...

No expert here at all, but if you watch some of Mike Patey’s carbon fiber YouTube videos, he does use clear coat very often for that purty finish. Darned amazing skills he has...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,390
Posted By thiggins
In the “store” on Van’s website. Login and you...

In the “store” on Van’s website. Login and you will find a section there with all the latest plans for your aircraft.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,130
Posted By thiggins
I believe full payment is required for the...

I believe full payment is required for the crating to begin, I. E. a prerequisite to going to crating. Then, you will be placed into the crating queue.
Forum: RV-10 04-14-2022, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By thiggins
Looking at your signature…Does this mean you...

Looking at your signature…Does this mean you received your wing kit?

🤔
Forum: Tools 04-14-2022, 07:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By thiggins
I guess it depends on your shop size. Go bigger...

I guess it depends on your shop size. Go bigger if you can, then run it slower/quieter… Mine has 3 speeds and gets a bit louder at higher settings. Works.
Forum: Tools 04-13-2022, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 777
Posted By thiggins
Wen

I installed a shop air filter made by Wen. It seems to do the job. The filters get pretty dang dirty when I’m deburring and sanding, especially with the abrasive wheels.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2022, 09:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,302
Posted By thiggins
Insurance

Not that I want to hijack this thread, but,…

Does anyone else believe insurance companies are bound and determined to stop insuring tail wheel airplanes? I personally know many people who are either...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2022, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By thiggins
Yes, everything is pre-cut and pre-punched. In...

Yes, everything is pre-cut and pre-punched. In fact, I think the skins are exactly the same, they’re just bent/formed in opposite directions.
All of the brackets with the nut plates are exactly the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2022, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,405
Posted By thiggins
Landing light lenses identical?

Would I be correct in assuming the landing light lenses are interchangeable?
They would be symmetrical, correct?

I ask this because I am set up right now with only my left wing, but I’d like to go...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-23-2022, 09:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,602
Posted By thiggins
I’ll probably jump ship in Jan, 2023 when my...

I’ll probably jump ship in Jan, 2023 when my foreflight expires. That’s just too dang much $$$.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2022, 07:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,557
Posted By thiggins
The rod end should not be moving in relation to...

The rod end should not be moving in relation to the flaperon skin at all. If it does, there is a big problem, and the Loctite has failed (similar to a loose jam nut). This would cause thread...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2022, 07:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,557
Posted By thiggins
By all means, I’d go for spec, as they are...

By all means, I’d go for spec, as they are primary flight controls!
When I built mine they did seem darn close to the skin, but should not be moving at all since they are Loctite’d in. (It might be a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2022, 06:38 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 48,650
Posted By thiggins
Thanks! Trying to blend in with your great...

Thanks! Trying to blend in with your great work!

👍
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-18-2022, 04:42 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 48,650
Posted By thiggins
I’m using SEM self etching primer for everything....

I’m using SEM self etching primer for everything. Works great with proper prepping. I’m attempting to continue Turner’s excellent build quality.

😎
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-16-2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 260
Views: 48,650
Posted By thiggins
Finished

My empennage is unattached, so I completed the work while it was on its side on a rug. Worked just fine. I placed cardboard and rigid insulation boards on the skins I supported myself on.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2022, 05:18 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 48,650
Posted By thiggins
Many of us have factory heads aft.

Many of us have factory heads aft.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 48,650
Posted By thiggins
I’ve laid my completed (unattached) empennage on...

I’ve laid my completed (unattached) empennage on its side on a large rug. It gives great access to the bottom rivets. I plan to use cardboard, foam, pillows, or whatever, to kneel and crawl in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2022, 05:48 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 48,650
Posted By thiggins
They didn’t?

They didn’t?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-18-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 48,650
Posted By thiggins
Just ordered it. Thanks for the heads up.

Just ordered it. Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-18-2022, 06:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,448
Posted By thiggins
FYI: We all hope things improve very soon, but I...

FYI: We all hope things improve very soon, but I was told my RV-12iS Fuselage kit, also ordered March of ‘21, went to crating last August (2021)…

It’s not here yet. ( Some thumb twiddling going on...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-16-2022, 12:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,448
Posted By thiggins
Going to crating

Making it to crating doesn’t really seem to mean all that much since they hold things in crating too. My Rv-12is fuselage (ordered March ‘21) was supposed to ship last September, then it slipped to...
Forum: Engine Monitors 02-03-2022, 05:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By thiggins
The caveat here (if I’m not mistaken) is that we...

The caveat here (if I’m not mistaken) is that we have recirculating fuel systems. So, not all measured fuel is actually being burned by the engine, some is returned back to the tank. (This has big...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2022, 06:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,360
Posted By thiggins
If you can schedule an FAA inspection, it's free....

If you can schedule an FAA inspection, it's free. A buddy of mine was actually able to do this not too long ago.
Forum: Safety 01-31-2022, 04:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,000
Posted By thiggins
Sound familiar ?

Wow, how timely.

https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/jetblue-flight-diverts-after-evasive-action-tail-strike/
Forum: Safety 01-30-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,000
Posted By thiggins
The concept of an “active runway” does not apply...

The concept of an “active runway” does not apply to uncontrolled airports. It does apply to those with a controlling authority, like an operating control tower.
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