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Forum: Safety 04-14-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,942
Posted By Dgamble
The most meaningless "feature" I see listed in...

The most meaningless "feature" I see listed in Barnstormers ads is "Built by an A&P."
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 05:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By Dgamble
GPSS steering in skyview

Yes, the Skyview will “lead” turns. It also provides a countdown before each turn.

You can set each turn to turn before the waypoint (lead) or treat it as a flyover turn (begin the turn after...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,183
Posted By Dgamble
Also useful for hazy days

In addition to IFR procedures, ForeFlight now includes VFR traffic pattern entries.

I went out and practiced using the ForeFlight VFR pattern entry using the Skyview autopilot. There is an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By Dgamble
I'll check that if I ever manage to get it...

I'll check that if I ever manage to get it started. I know it's at least the second regulator that's been in it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By Dgamble
That's the first place I'll look. Thanks for the...

That's the first place I'll look. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By Dgamble
RV-12 battery issues

I was contacted by the owner-not-builder of S/N #26. It's equipped with a Dynon D-180 with a Garmin 496 GPS - it's all pretty standard except for a standalone ADSB box.

He has had the airplane for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2021, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 570
Posted By Dgamble
Change of Ownership on Form 8130-6

I was reviewing my paperwork and was reading through my 8130-6 Application for U.S. Airworthiness Certificate and got to wondering about Section III. Owner's Certification. In small text above my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,535
Posted By Dgamble
Would there be any point in draining the carb...

Would there be any point in draining the carb bowls to get rid of the fuel that's already past the gascolator?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-31-2021, 07:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,286
Posted By Dgamble
Am I the only one here that understands women?

Of course you tell her you built it.

Her first thought will be ďGreat! Heíll save us a fortune by fixing things around the house!Ē

Note: this is based on a sample size of one. YMMV.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 04:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By Dgamble
Yes it will. For some reason Amazon treats the...

Yes it will. For some reason Amazon treats the Kindle version as a completely separate book, so I have to go through the entire publishing routine again. It should be available in a day or two.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-08-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By Dgamble
Schmetterling Aviation - the book

My second book went on sale on Amazon today. This one is about the three years that I spent building my RV-12.

It is not a how-to book. It is about the experience of building my RV-12.

It shares...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,778
Posted By Dgamble
"Taking a good look over the entire engine...

"Taking a good look over the entire engine installation every 50 hrs or so is a very good idea."

And I don't disagree.

I can count on one finger the times that I have done an annual inspection...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 16,778
Posted By Dgamble
I installed a quarter-turn quick drain valve on...

I installed a quarter-turn quick drain valve on my oil tank. I can reach it to attach a hose to it by reaching up through the openings at the back of the lower cowl. I can also remove the oil filter...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-09-2020, 12:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,890
Posted By Dgamble
Good feedback

That's good to know - I've been very happy as a Dynon customer. I'm kicking around the idea of finding a good RV-6A with a basic panel and upgrading to a modern avionics suite. This sounds like a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-08-2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,744
Posted By Dgamble
Ah, perfect. Thatís really all I need from it....

Ah, perfect. Thatís really all I need from it. Iíve got three red flashlights sprinkled around the cockpit for more targeted usage.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-08-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,744
Posted By Dgamble
Cockpit light

I just got around to adding the lighting kit to my Classic RV-12 (serial #284) a few weeks ago, and installed the cockpit light yesterday. I have heard that it isn't particularly effective, but...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 11-08-2020, 06:55 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,890
Posted By Dgamble
Dynon for VFR

I have a VFR-only RV-12 with a Dynon Skyview. For VFR-only I especially appreciate that map updates are free. It's easy to use, as long as you buy the optional buttons and knobs panels.

If I was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,673
Posted By Dgamble
As much as I hate taking off the avionics cover,...

As much as I hate taking off the avionics cover, I will be doing it first thing tomorrow - this might be the cause of the problems I've had with my SL40 for the last few months. I sure hope so - I...
Forum: COMM 10-22-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,266
Posted By Dgamble
Great info, thanks! Yes, it’s intended only for...

Great info, thanks!

Yes, it’s intended only for handheld use if/when my single comm radio quits. The antenna that came with the handheld is marginal - I’m just trying for a decent backup. My...
Forum: COMM 10-22-2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,266
Posted By Dgamble
Acft Spruce Com antenna for experimentals install

I bought a Yaesu handheld to supplement the single comm radio in my RV12 in case of failure and I would like to install a separate antenna for it. Aircraft Spruce has a $45 antenna that I think will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-10-2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,504
Posted By Dgamble
Slow down and go

I do what I call "slow down and goes", the primary reason being that if I do a normal touch& go I end up getting too much speed on the nosewheel. That causes my nose wheel to shake - I can feel it on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,344
Posted By Dgamble
I'll check that first thing tomorrow - I would...

I'll check that first thing tomorrow - I would have never thought to look there!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,344
Posted By Dgamble
Installing lighting kit in a Classic - wiring question

This is an older RV-12 - serial number 284. Fuse and Finish Kit would have been built in 2011/2012.

It has a Skyview.

I've been struggling with the wiring as I attempt to (finally) upgrade from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-17-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,767
Posted By Dgamble
I donít disagree. I seldom see a Cessna high wing...

I donít disagree. I seldom see a Cessna high wing that doesnít have umpteen stop-drilled cracks in the plastic wing fairings because replacements are so expensive. The guy that hangars next to me has...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,767
Posted By Dgamble
Itís definitely worth the upgrade - Iíll order...

Itís definitely worth the upgrade - Iíll order them in the morning. Thanks for the additional info. Hopefully I wonít have to pull any of them out!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2020, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,767
Posted By Dgamble
ES-00079 Molex pins price?

I'm finally doing the conversion from the old-style wing electrical connection to the more modern blue Molex connectors. I've had the update kit for years, but now that I want to install the lighting...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,157
Posted By Dgamble
If it’s just the fiberglass, I did just enough to...

If it’s just the fiberglass, I did just enough to get it flyable and let the paint shop do all of the final sanding.

I hit my wall when I got hit with a SB soon after I thought I was finished, and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-22-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,733
Posted By Dgamble
I get this too but it seems to occur more often...

I get this too but it seems to occur more often after a touch & go than a normal takeoff. The only difference between the two is that the nosewheel is probably turning faster after the touch & go...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,994
Posted By Dgamble
I was originally managing the engine by Tach time...

I was originally managing the engine by Tach time as that is what I did with my Lycomings, but Hobbs for engine maintenance intuitively makes sense when you consider the relatively high idle RPM of...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-17-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 246,992
Posted By Dgamble
Iím close to your desire; I would want a step...

Iím close to your desire; I would want a step between the 12 and a 10. Basically a 3 or 4 place RV-12.
Forum: Autopilots 07-17-2020, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,369
Posted By Dgamble
If your question is ďwhat would I use CWS for in...

If your question is ďwhat would I use CWS for in a small plane,Ē I use it when I want to orbit a site on the ground for photography or the like. With the AP set for straight and level flight, I will...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,184
Posted By Dgamble
Buying a ribbon is not the same as earning a...

Buying a ribbon is not the same as earning a ribbon.

It is true that the nature of a squadron can be what I call hyper-localized. The Squadron Commander has a lot of leeway and can definitely have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,184
Posted By Dgamble
I believe so.

I believe so.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-12-2020, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,184
Posted By Dgamble
The minimum age for a Sr. Squadron is, I believe,...

The minimum age for a Sr. Squadron is, I believe, 18. There is no maximum age.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-10-2020, 09:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,184
Posted By Dgamble
Van's Airplanes: Is there anything they can't do?

Just about a year ago, I was sitting at the departure end of runway 22 at Bolton Field (KTZR) in my RV-12 preparing to launch on yet another $25 hamburger run ($100 hamburgers are for Lycomings and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-08-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,920
Posted By Dgamble
Thanks, ordered and on the way. I did notice a...

Thanks, ordered and on the way. I did notice a change in part number - it now as a "-1" designation whereas my original did not. I hope that doesn't matter as far as applicability goes.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-08-2020, 04:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,920
Posted By Dgamble
That sounds interesting - where can I find them?...

That sounds interesting - where can I find them? I don't keep up with the latest news like I used to.

PS - Not so much "cheap" as "wow, I'm starting to hate the words 'fixed' and 'income' in close...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,897
Posted By Dgamble
I read Bax first thing every month. I don't...

I read Bax first thing every month. I don't remember any specific articles. although I did find some very old copies of the magazine in my basement a few days ago and will be sitting down to read...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-07-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,920
Posted By Dgamble
RV-12 Canopy strut fitting

For the first time in years one of the plastic ends of a canopy strut broke. I'm not keen on buying the $48 Steel Gas Strut Replacement Kit
12 CANOPY GAS STRUT KIT to replace just the broken plastic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2020, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,897
Posted By Dgamble
Thanks, Bob. That means a lot to me. The Amazon...

Thanks, Bob. That means a lot to me. The Amazon page has a Look Inside that gives you the first two chapters if you want to take a look. The paperback is print-on-demand so it takes a few days to get...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-04-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,897
Posted By Dgamble
This link should work:...

This link should work: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08BV7JF5M

It should take you to the Amazon page. Once there you should be able to choose either the Kindle version or the paperback version.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-30-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,897
Posted By Dgamble
The PapaGolf Chronicles

First of all, I would to thank Doug for generously posting the news of my recently published first book, The PapaGolf Chronicles.

The first few chapters of the book tell the story of my path to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2020, 07:20 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 9,703
Posted By Dgamble
Wow! Thanks for the kind words! It helps with...

Wow! Thanks for the kind words! It helps with motivation with the horrible job of figuring out why the recorded audio is so hideously bad.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-29-2019, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,860
Posted By Dgamble
I had the same problem - it cleared up once I...

I had the same problem - it cleared up once I installed a dedicated ground wire on the female headset jack rather than counting on a washer in contact with the floor skin. It made a world of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,436
Posted By Dgamble
My day as a simulated B-2 Stealth Bomber pilot

https://i.postimg.cc/25gTF3WC/IWasHere.jpg (https://postimages.org/)

I continue to be amazed at how much building an airplane has enriched my life with both new opportunities and new friends. Those...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-13-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,136
Posted By Dgamble
Good feedback, but I can't make any promises. I...

Good feedback, but I can't make any promises. I built this almost two years ago, back when I still remembered how to code. Two years of retirement has pretty much washed that knowledge away. I'd also...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,746
Posted By Dgamble
1) No, I generally add a fixed number of gallons,...

1) No, I generally add a fixed number of gallons, unless I want it full. In that case I just wait until I hear/see fuel in the filler neck.

2) I am paranoid about the canopy latch. I check it at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,746
Posted By Dgamble
The Emergency Procs chapter is now uploaded to...

The Emergency Procs chapter is now uploaded to Google Drive.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,746
Posted By Dgamble
There is a Florida flight coming in the...

There is a Florida flight coming in the March/April timeframe. Hopefully.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-10-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,746
Posted By Dgamble
The emergency procedures will be in a separate...

The emergency procedures will be in a separate file for now. It's wordy in places and its a lot more text, etc. That's exposing quite a few things that need to be fixed or rethought, so it's likely...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,136
Posted By Dgamble
Great, thanks for letting me know.

Great, thanks for letting me know.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,746
Posted By Dgamble
RV-12 Checklist for Skyview

The URL below should open a folder on my Google Drive. If it works (still waiting for someone to confirm access) you will find an RV-12 checklist (ProductionRV12Checklist.txt), an installer for the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-09-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,136
Posted By Dgamble
Tech stuff

It's C#/.net built with Visual Studio 2017 Community.

I'm not sure I'm doing this right, but I think this link will take you to a folder on my Google Drive. You should be able to download the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-08-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,136
Posted By Dgamble
Skyview Checklist Maker

I wasn't satisfied with Dynon's method for creating custom checklists so I started working on an alternative. It's pretty far along and I have created a nice RV-12 checklist with it, but I'm not sure...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2018, 12:15 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 34,185
Posted By Dgamble
About the white Delrin pitch cylinder

"Of course, you can always use a protractor if you want and not use the pitch cylinder."

This may be obvious, but it wasn't to me and I did not see it in print anywhere: if you do decide, as I did,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-11-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 13,985
Posted By Dgamble
"Called Vans and they shipped the new parts to me...

"Called Vans and they shipped the new parts to me for FREE. Great Service!"

That's a pretty good deal. They charged me $40 to fix their mistake.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,673
Posted By Dgamble
I had very similar symptoms, in addition to a...

I had very similar symptoms, in addition to a very touchy headset jack - least bump and I would lose audio. I just finished my annual and while I had the wings off, I tried running a dedicated ground...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,892
Posted By Dgamble
Odd engine sound - any ideas?

This just started - it had happened once before after the pitot tube got bumped, but went away almost immediately. That was six months ago. I had the spinner off last week for annual and now the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-09-2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,159
Posted By Dgamble
The difference seems to be whether or not ALT...

The difference seems to be whether or not ALT Hold is enabled prior to selecting VNAV. Or put another way, the difference seems to be whether or not you found the 2nd set of instructions in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 21,849
Posted By Dgamble
Okay, thanks. We'll do what we can with the...

Okay, thanks. We'll do what we can with the J-channel once we get a longer length of hose. 48" just doesn't reach once we lead it back to the J-channel.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2017, 11:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 21,849
Posted By Dgamble
We're on this step right now and finding that 48"...

We're on this step right now and finding that 48" of clear tube isn't enough to reach both the J-channel and the 2nd rib from the wing root - did you have anything like this, or am I doing something...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2017, 06:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,159
Posted By Dgamble
No, but I did realize (too late, as is my wont)...

No, but I did realize (too late, as is my wont) that I needed to consult the A/P chapter as well as the Nav chapter in the Users Guide. It states that Alt Hold should be on prior to engaging the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2017, 06:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,159
Posted By Dgamble
Thanks, I'll check that out next time. It would...

Thanks, I'll check that out next time. It would definitely be helpful to receive an alert!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2017, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 12,159
Posted By Dgamble
Flying the Skyview: the ILS-lite

Skyview 15 has added some nifty new features, but one in particular intrigued me. I call it ILS-lite.

With this version, you can select a particular runway to land on at your destination. If you...
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