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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 08:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,081
Posted By jrtens
Yes - 5 hours for ELSA. In this case though the...

Yes - 5 hours for ELSA. In this case though the OP has an EAB - so 40 hours.
Forum: The RV Grin 05-11-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 690
Posted By jrtens
Sorry about your dad. That must be very special...

Sorry about your dad. That must be very special to fly the plane that he built. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,398
Posted By jrtens
You're welcome. Thanks for doing the videos. :)

You're welcome. Thanks for doing the videos. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,398
Posted By jrtens
Just one note on your video. That reference in...

Just one note on your video.

That reference in KAI 5.27 of 1.5-2 turns is for tapered pipe threads only.

The proper torque for these soft aluminum compression fittings is only 90 to 100 inch pounds...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-05-2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,398
Posted By jrtens
Unless your hose clamps are extra long,...

Unless your hose clamps are extra long, reattaching the pumps to the bracket while in the plane can be challenging.

You may find it much easier to unscrew the fuel pump / filter assembly bracket...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-03-2022, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 338
Posted By jrtens
There are a couple of 12 schools fairly close to...

There are a couple of 12 schools fairly close to you. If you can't find someone local, maybe they can help.

http://www.flyrv12.com/flight-schools/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-23-2022, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,168
Posted By jrtens
Assuming the OP installs the 912iS, modifying the...

Assuming the OP installs the 912iS, modifying the electrical system may not be necessary.

He will already have the EarthX ETX900 and the 912iS has two generators. The B generator which powers the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2022, 03:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,168
Posted By jrtens
If you fly a plane that meets the light sport...

If you fly a plane that meets the light sport aircraft definition (i.e. weight, etc.) AND you adhere to the Sport Pilot rules (i.e. day VFR, etc.), then a Drivers License will suffice as your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2022, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,168
Posted By jrtens
You really should plan on dual screens and a...

You really should plan on dual screens and a backup ADAHRS.

https://dynonavionics.com/adahrs-primary-secondary.php

BTW, with the 912iS you will have plenty of electrical power.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2022, 07:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,928
Posted By jrtens
You can also get all the latest revisions...

You can also get all the latest revisions here:

https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/?aircraft=rv-12is&doctype=all&sort=undefined
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,009
Posted By jrtens
First make sure you have the latest revisions for...

First make sure you have the latest revisions for the MM and KAI section 27iS since Vans has updated the sealing washers.

Follow the MM pages 13-14 & 13-15 to remove the fuel pump / filter assembly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2022, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By jrtens
Here is one with ELSA and rotax...

Here is one with ELSA and rotax experience.

https://www.rmkplanes.com/
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-13-2022, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By jrtens
I just saved your image, then rotated it in a...

I just saved your image, then rotated it in a photo viewer, then cropped it a little to change the property file. :)
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-13-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 734
Posted By jrtens
Here you go. 24621 24622

Here you go.

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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2022, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 983
Posted By jrtens
Busy day for 12s

Lots of RV12 pilots out enjoying the good weather today. :)

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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2022, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,033
Posted By jrtens
Great idea to have two - for collision avoidance...

Great idea to have two - for collision avoidance and also for additional amp draw to keep the B regulator from overheating on hot days. (912iS)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2022, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 670
Posted By jrtens
Well, according to the 12iS KAI section 35, you...

Well, according to the 12iS KAI section 35, you should have the MHMHE51B wheel/brake assembly - that is unless Vans changed wheels from the 2011 RV-12 - I don't think so.

So this should...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2022, 02:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,723
Posted By jrtens
Here is a recent thread on the...

Here is a recent thread on the subject.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=197384&highlight=year+hose+replacement
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2022, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,482
Posted By jrtens
You can also order direct from K&N. They had the...

You can also order direct from K&N. They had the best price for the RU-0800 (12iS) last time I needed one.

Sometimes they have sales and it's free shipping over...
Forum: Safety 03-08-2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,528
Posted By jrtens
Feedback - one data point. I tried the Forensics...

Feedback - one data point.

I tried the Forensics detector - it failed after six months.

I have since gone to this one.

https://www.mypilotstore.com/MyPilotStore/sep/13415
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-05-2022, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By jrtens
There are instructions on page 3-13 of the...

There are instructions on page 3-13 of the maintenance manual. (3-15 for 12iS)

You can also check KAI section 14 for more info.

Instructions for the repair if necessary are near the end of MM...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2022, 06:26 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 36,454
Posted By jrtens
Just the noodles - no wood - for comfort I put...

Just the noodles - no wood - for comfort I put some pillows on top of them.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-02-2022, 02:53 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 36,454
Posted By jrtens
Here is another idea for padding if you happen to...

Here is another idea for padding if you happen to have some surplus swimming noodles.

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I also used some to pad my roller stand which I used for tail...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 36,454
Posted By jrtens
That's unfortunate - those rivet heads should be...

That's unfortunate - those rivet heads should be facing forward - mine were.
Forum: Trip Write-ups 02-20-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,251
Posted By jrtens
As usual - great pictures and wonderful prose....

As usual - great pictures and wonderful prose. Thanks! :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By jrtens
Try the FAA aircraft...

Try the FAA aircraft search.

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

Looks like there is one in OFallon.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-17-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 523
Posted By jrtens
Welcome to VAF James and Amy! I was stationed at...

Welcome to VAF James and Amy! I was stationed at Scott back in the C-9 days.

The 12 is a great airplane - good luck if you decide to build one. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-05-2022, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,522
Posted By jrtens
In the Vans MM, page 11-3 and the service...

In the Vans MM, page 11-3 and the service schedule checklist only mention hub clamping bolts, so I think "hub fastener" on page 3-7 is referring to those bolts.

The Sensenich manual does mention...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-04-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By jrtens
The LSRM (light sport repairman maintenance)...

The LSRM (light sport repairman maintenance) requires the 15 day course that allows you to maintain and inspect any SLSA. LSRM can also inspect any ELSA.

The LSRI (light sport repairman inspection)...
Forum: Autopilots 02-02-2022, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 735
Posted By jrtens
Yes. Pretty easy to check if your current...

Yes. Pretty easy to check if your current settings are much different from the default settings.

https://dynonavionics.com/includes/guides/SkyView_Autopilot_In-Flight_Tuning_Guide-Rev_C.pdf
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-02-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 998
Posted By jrtens
Not sure about the 40lb dog, but two people with...

Not sure about the 40lb dog, but two people with weekend luggage will work just fine.

I have had the SLSA for over two years now and it has been a wonderful plane! It does very well at high...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,089
Posted By jrtens
:D Jim, Like you, the first time I saw a pic of...

:D

Jim,

Like you, the first time I saw a pic of the assembly on the backside of the bulkhead I thought well this is not going to be fun trying to change that fine filter.

Fortunately, the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-27-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,089
Posted By jrtens
It seems a shame to miss out on some really great...

It seems a shame to miss out on some really great technology because you are concerned about the fuel pumps.

Yes there were some defective pumps in the past but the recent 12iS pump problems were...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,478
Posted By jrtens
Yep - got that - see post #6 Not talking about...

Yep - got that - see post #6

Not talking about who can do the maintenance anymore - talking about the requirement for maintenance records.

A statement was made that "no logbook or records are...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,478
Posted By jrtens
I do not see an exclusion for experimental...

I do not see an exclusion for experimental aircraft for FAR 91.417?

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/91.417
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-23-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,478
Posted By jrtens
Show him FAR 43.1 b that excludes experimental...

Show him FAR 43.1 b that excludes experimental aircraft.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/43.1
Forum: Safety 01-16-2022, 10:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,911
Posted By jrtens
+1 Just follow I-80 across the rockies for the...

+1 Just follow I-80 across the rockies for the easiest and safest way. Have fun! :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,291
Posted By jrtens
Congrats! Beautiful plane. :)

Congrats! Beautiful plane. :)
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-11-2022, 02:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By jrtens
Here is some fairly recent...

Here is some fairly recent info.

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=191117&highlight=checking+oil+level

I usually rotate the prop a little before start just to make sure everything...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-09-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 889
Posted By jrtens
Watched a little skiing at Deer Valley. :) 20742

Watched a little skiing at Deer Valley. :)

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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-05-2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,826
Posted By jrtens
I agree with Rob that it could be the switch. We...

I agree with Rob that it could be the switch. We know battery power is getting to the rotax A bus because the fuel pumps and the Lane A warning light are working, but is apparently not getting...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 01-04-2022, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,587
Posted By jrtens
First thing that comes to mind is that you may...

First thing that comes to mind is that you may need a better boost pump.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-02-2022, 04:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,118
Posted By jrtens
I just checked on my 12iS and it is the same...

I just checked on my 12iS and it is the same outlet shown in post #2.
So the answer is each jack puts out 5 volts 2.4 amps.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-28-2021, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,682
Posted By jrtens
Here is an article on...

Here is an article on valves.

https://www.aopa.org/training-and-safety/air-safety-institute/valve-safety
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-22-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 853
Posted By jrtens
Pilot and passenger, no baggage and less than 5...

Pilot and passenger, no baggage and less than 5 gallons of gas put me just outside the forward limit for landing.
So I just carry my cross country kit (tools, etc) all the time and that takes care of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 822
Posted By jrtens
Sport Pilot Certificate - minimum. And that's for...

Sport Pilot Certificate - minimum. And that's for SLSA. For ELSA, anybody can do it.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-15-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By jrtens
Yeah - hats off to all the USAF crew chiefs and...

Yeah - hats off to all the USAF crew chiefs and mechanics that used to take care of this stuff for us. :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 12-12-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,456
Posted By jrtens
3M sells colored duct tape if you want to match...

3M sells colored duct tape if you want to match your cowling.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/3M-1-88-in-x-20-yds-White-Duct-Tape-3920-WH/206714680
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-23-2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,828
Posted By jrtens
Very nice video - thanks! :)

Very nice video - thanks! :)
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 11-21-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,456
Posted By jrtens
On my Cirrus I used colored vinyl tape as...

On my Cirrus I used colored vinyl tape as necessary on the cowl intakes. Stayed on just fine and was easy to remove - no damage to your...
Forum: RV Friends Who Have Passed On 11-10-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,937
Posted By jrtens
Thank you Michela. How very kind of you to think...

Thank you Michela. How very kind of you to think of others at a time when you are missing your Dad.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 924
Posted By jrtens
Blocking off the oil cooler and radiator doesn't...

Blocking off the oil cooler and radiator doesn't have to be elaborate.
Just put some heat tape on there and adjust the amount to get the temperatures that you want.
Forum: Electrical Systems 11-01-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,699
Posted By jrtens
Blue Sea is what we have on the 12iS and I have...

Blue Sea is what we have on the 12iS and I have charged my Ipad and phone together inflight without any problems.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-24-2021, 12:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,988
Posted By jrtens
Working with the avionics could be a good...

Working with the avionics could be a good opportunity to test your battery. If your battery can't power the avionics for 30 minutes, maybe it is time to get a new battery.

When you are done, use a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,627
Posted By jrtens
Yesterday was a great day for mountain...

Yesterday was a great day for mountain flying.

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Here's what it looked like on the map.

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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,999
Posted By jrtens
Not for your wheel fairing project, but this will...

Not for your wheel fairing project, but this will work if you have to change a tire and there are no sawhorses handy.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-10-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,332
Posted By jrtens
First snow of the season - didn't quite make it...

First snow of the season - didn't quite make it down to the ski resorts.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-05-2021, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,402
Posted By jrtens
Use the paperclip icon to attach your pics. 16773

Use the paperclip icon to attach your pics.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-03-2021, 06:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,372
Posted By jrtens
A little mountain flying. 16607

A little mountain flying.

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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-29-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 73
Sticky: Daily RV Pic
Views: 23,620
Posted By jrtens
Mount Timpanogos

Mount Timpanogos
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-29-2021, 08:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,018
Posted By jrtens
You will be able to get engine and flight data...

You will be able to get engine and flight data logs from your Dynon or Garmin system. (oil pressure and much more)

BUDS might be necessary to find problems with the ECU, ignition and fuel injection...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,374
Posted By jrtens
I couldn't find a purpose for that engine time...

I couldn't find a purpose for that engine time either so I just removed it from the display.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,343
Posted By jrtens
Rob, thanks for the explanation and the video.

Rob, thanks for the explanation and the video.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By jrtens
Looks like your ARMs are off a bit there. From...

Looks like your ARMs are off a bit there.

From the POH:

Pilot 78.85

Fuel 100.83

Baggage 114.42
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