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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 22
IMC
Views: 1,973
Posted By 12vaitor
Light Sport Category applies to both S-LSA and...

Light Sport Category applies to both S-LSA and E-LSA. See ASTM F2746, 1.2 in the previous post for the "airplane kit" (as in E-LSA) applicability of operating an LSA aircraft according to the POH...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 976
Posted By 12vaitor
It appears you are on the ground and the issue...

It appears you are on the ground and the issue could be antenna shading by something like a hangar. I see this error often when running my SV-D1000 if the aircraft is in the hangar with the door open...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
IMC
Views: 1,973
Posted By 12vaitor
 91.327 Aircraft having a special...

 91.327 Aircraft having a special airworthiness certificate in the light-sport category: Operating limitations.
(d) Each person operating an aircraft issued a special airworthiness certificate in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2021, 10:06 AM
Replies: 22
IMC
Views: 1,973
Posted By 12vaitor
The POH is still a required document for...

The POH is still a required document for operation of the aircraft (ARROW), and the OLs are part of the SAW certificate. If your RV-12 POH has an operating limitation prohibiting flight in IFR/IMC,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2021, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
IMC
Views: 1,973
Posted By 12vaitor
The explanation in the webinar regarding OLs for...

The explanation in the webinar regarding OLs for ELSA is the aircraft may only be operated per the manufacturer's aircraft operating instructions (AOI), which is an ASTM requirement associated with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-09-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
IMC
Views: 1,973
Posted By 12vaitor
I concur with this webinar being an excellent...

I concur with this webinar being an excellent explanation between operating IFR in IMC vs IFR in VMC as it applies to SLSA and ELSA aircraft. Bottom line was the ASTM standard for LSA prohibits IMC...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 633
Posted By 12vaitor
Unless the WD-1221 mount is cracked, the SB...

Unless the WD-1221 mount is cracked, the SB states you only have to do a 100 hour inspection after the initial check. No reason to be down for 6 months waiting for the updated part if it is not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By 12vaitor
Good comment on VNE. On the Dynon Skyview you...

Good comment on VNE. On the Dynon Skyview you can set the Air Speed Limitations page to use TAS for the VNE speed and it will adjust the red VNE color segment on the IAS tape automatically to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By 12vaitor
I agree with Scott's assessment. I am not sure...

I agree with Scott's assessment. I am not sure what the fascination is with pushing the RV-12's speed and gross weight up beyond the baseline design requirement for LSA compliance. If your mission...
Forum: GPS 05-31-2021, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 657
Posted By 12vaitor
Not sure about the Garmin products, however my...

Not sure about the Garmin products, however my Avidyne IFD 540 came with an Avidyne published "FAA Approved Flight Manual Supplement" where you fill in the Make/Model, Reg Number, and Serial Number...
Forum: COMM 05-23-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 378
Posted By 12vaitor
I just cured a problem with intermittent co-pilot...

I just cured a problem with intermittent co-pilot comms that turned out to be a loose mic jack where the jack barrel was contacting the airframe. Centered the jack on the shoulder washer and...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-18-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 951
Posted By 12vaitor
You can build a simple LED test light to see if...

You can build a simple LED test light to see if your RS232 port is operating. The attached image is from the ACK ELT installation manual and should work with any RS232 port. I built the test light...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By 12vaitor
I used two small magnets to fix that problem, one...

I used two small magnets to fix that problem, one mounted on the canopy frame and one mounted on the handle. When the handle is in the open position the magnets align, pulls the handle up a bit and...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-21-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By 12vaitor
My TI Automotive dual pumps are both wrapped in...

My TI Automotive dual pumps are both wrapped in rubber sleeves that came with the pumps. Installation instructions state the sleeve is mandatory for direct mounting. One of these days I will trying...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 11:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,673
Posted By 12vaitor
A few years ago I did some testing to...

A few years ago I did some testing to characterize the spar pin magnet to switch activation distances on my RV-12. The interesting discovery was if the magnet is shielded too much by the stainless...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,628
Posted By 12vaitor
I believe the thread you referenced is for a...

I believe the thread you referenced is for a different problem that can be fixed in the field. The issue identified in posts #6 and #11 is the bends do not appear to result in parallel planes. I have...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-04-2021, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By 12vaitor
In addition to blunt taper on the end of the...

In addition to blunt taper on the end of the pins, I also used a Dremel tool with a cone shaped bit to taper the inside of the hinge tabs on the side/face the pin is sliding into. Rather than the pin...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-24-2021, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By 12vaitor
I recently changed my RV-12 design with dual fuel...

I recently changed my RV-12 design with dual fuel pumps from a single 10-micron Golan primary filter (tank outlet to fuel pump inlets) to an 85-micron filter on each pump inlet. The 10-micron was too...
Forum: Places To Fly...Things to See...Things to Eat 03-18-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,551
Posted By 12vaitor
If you are flying through the Panhandle below...

If you are flying through the Panhandle below 7,000 feet, I would highly recommend requesting VFR Flight Following. Depending on the day and time, there can be a lot traffic in the area, especially...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-17-2021, 08:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,059
Posted By 12vaitor
I mounted my ADS-B-472 on the aft side of the...

I mounted my ADS-B-472 on the aft side of the baggage bulkhead of my "original" RV-12 mainly because I did not want to run a long coax from the instrument panel. The Dynon Skyview Installation...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By 12vaitor
You could try the free Autodesk Viewer on-line...

You could try the free Autodesk Viewer on-line for looking at the Dwg file. I had an E size print made from the .dwg file, not sure how the pdf would come out at that scale.

John Salak
RV-12 N896HS
Forum: Alternative Engines 03-01-2021, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By 12vaitor
I have a Viking 110 powered RV-12 and have been...

I have a Viking 110 powered RV-12 and have been pretty happy with it so far. No major issues, however I did do some of the upgrades like the steel flywheel replacement for the original aluminum unit,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-24-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,114
Posted By 12vaitor
I used Chesapeake Sport Pilot at W29 across the...

I used Chesapeake Sport Pilot at W29 across the Bay from Annapolis to get my insurance required 5 hour checkout. Great experience with an excellent CFI that knew the -12 well. Also got a bi-annual...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 984
Posted By 12vaitor
Dynon has addressed this capability on the...

Dynon has addressed this capability on the Skyview forum, there is no internal feature you can access to accomplish this. Their recommendation is to use the RS232 data output to a device that would...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-08-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,906
Posted By 12vaitor
Welcome to the world of environmental politics....

Welcome to the world of environmental politics. First, throw out any ideas about economics and efficiency and focus only on CO emission numbers.

If you read Aviation Week and Space Technology with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,669
Posted By 12vaitor
You did not mention if you were seeing any...

You did not mention if you were seeing any activity on the port monitor TX and RX counters for serial port 4.

You may want to check your GTR225 Serial Port IO MODE on the System Configuration...
Forum: Alternative Engines 02-07-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,906
Posted By 12vaitor
I am surprised there is no discussion of a hybrid...

I am surprised there is no discussion of a hybrid electric power plant for the RV-10. Something like the MagniX 250 might be a bit overkill at 375hp, however this is where all the technology develop...
Forum: GPS 02-06-2021, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By 12vaitor
I installed the 10.2.4.1 update in my 540 in...

I installed the 10.2.4.1 update in my 540 in April 2020, usually takes about an hour to backup current settings and run the installer. I have done eight version update install cycles and never had a...
Forum: GPS 02-06-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By 12vaitor
I looked in my IFD540 SW update folder with data...

I looked in my IFD540 SW update folder with data going back to the 10.1.1 upgrade in 2015 up to the 10.2.3.1 upgrade and did not see any release notes for any version. They all come with a new...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,166
Posted By 12vaitor
You could buy them from the Van's Store for $59...

You could buy them from the Van's Store for $59 each.

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1611158252-64-543&browse=am&product=tire-tube

John Salak
RV-12 N896HS
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-08-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 919
Posted By 12vaitor
Been using the 1" 7A and EXL wheels for several...

Been using the 1" 7A and EXL wheels for several years for deburring just about any metal part or edge. I have a straight die grinder permanently setup with the mandrel/wheel. Buy several if you are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-02-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,785
Posted By 12vaitor
You may want to consider replacing the GTR200...

You may want to consider replacing the GTR200 with a Dynon VHF-COM radio, which is the same size as the KNOB and AP panel. The center panel should be wide enough for the three side-by-side. The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-30-2020, 06:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,718
Posted By 12vaitor
It only took me 8 years to finish my RV-12, not...

It only took me 8 years to finish my RV-12, not so much a lack of motivation as a lack of time with respect to where airplane building ranked in priority. Vic Syracuse had some great advice after he...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-24-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 175,548
Posted By 12vaitor
TI Automotive (Walbro) has some technical papers...

TI Automotive (Walbro) has some technical papers on their web site, the one on pump pressure suggests using PWM for flow control. I sent them a technical support request to see if that note applies...
Forum: Alternative Engines 12-24-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 175,548
Posted By 12vaitor
+1 on Greg's recommendation for more than one...

+1 on Greg's recommendation for more than one pre-filter.

I am (was) running a similar setup to yours, 30-micron EFI pre-filter split to two Walbro GSL393 pumps, then a final EFI filter before the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,640
Posted By 12vaitor
The electrical system schematics for the RV-12...

The electrical system schematics for the RV-12 can be found on the Van's Aircraft website. Pick the one applicable to your aircraft's baseline. I had an ANSI E size one printed at a local copy store...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,587
Posted By 12vaitor
I made my own design on a 3D printer. The one in...

I made my own design on a 3D printer. The one in the photo is made from Nylon-CF with an orange PETG infill. Has a slot for the vent door tang and is held on by a screw that goes through a hole in...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-12-2020, 08:31 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 175,548
Posted By 12vaitor
The AMSOIL 75W-90 gear oil I am using in my...

The AMSOIL 75W-90 gear oil I am using in my gearbox has a temperature limit of 250 F according the manufacturer, which is +30 above my redline temp for the gearbox. The radial seals appear to be the...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-11-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 749
Views: 175,548
Posted By 12vaitor
My reference data is for the two-gear 110 gearbox...

My reference data is for the two-gear 110 gearbox with two GB oil temp sensors above the drive gear, so the oil temp is for oil slung off the gears. My information from Viking is the standard...
Forum: Alternative Engines 11-10-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 175,548
Posted By 12vaitor
My Viking gearbox temps track the coolant temp,...

My Viking gearbox temps track the coolant temp, typically +2 deg over coolant temps after warmup. "Normal" appears to be 180 deg at 7,000 ft in flight at 5400 rpm. Hot days can see temps in the 195...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,842
Views: 543,321
Posted By 12vaitor
Steve, Did you see any dimensional changes from...

Steve,

Did you see any dimensional changes from the annealing process? PLA printed parts have some significant shrinkage from annealing that goes with the dramatic increase in strength. You can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,795
Posted By 12vaitor
I used the Dynon pitot mast installation...

I used the Dynon pitot mast installation instructions and template for the RV series as a starting point. Basically just forward of the spar and adjacent to a forward wing rib. I went with a Dynon...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-07-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 846
Posted By 12vaitor
I added an access panel just aft of the baggage...

I added an access panel just aft of the baggage bulkhead on my RV-12 to access the batteries and fuel pumps I have mounted in the tailcone. I asked Van's for their advice and was directed to look at...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-22-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,797
Posted By 12vaitor
Try Amazon for a 3S 12V 10A 18650 Lithium Battery...

Try Amazon for a 3S 12V 10A 18650 Lithium Battery Protection Board BMS. The "3S" specification gets you the 12 volt configuration.

John Salak
RV-12 N896HS
Forum: Electrical Systems 05-15-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,769
Posted By 12vaitor
I would look at the Z-10 diagram for the P-Mags...

I would look at the Z-10 diagram for the P-Mags and Push-to-Start features and at a minimum, incorporate the brownout battery circuit. Z-10 also splits the L&R P-Mags to the Main Bus and Battery...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-29-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,797
Posted By 12vaitor
Rob, I like the 3S2P battery pack you found,...

Rob,

I like the 3S2P battery pack you found, that is exactly what you need. I suspect it may not fit in the Dynon battery case or will be a tight fit. You should be able to remove the lead from the...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 02-26-2020, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 12,797
Posted By 12vaitor
The 18650 cellls are not something you should...

The 18650 cellls are not something you should fool with unless you understand the risk. That being said, if you want a custom built 2x3 pack you should find a battery shop that can spot weld the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-06-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,815
Posted By 12vaitor
+1 on the oscillating multi-tool, its the first...

+1 on the oscillating multi-tool, its the first tool I reach for when trimming composite materials. The circular blade seem to work best for me from a cut control standpoint.

John Salak
RV12 N896HS
Forum: COMM 10-10-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 986
Posted By 12vaitor
From the Garmin GTR 200 Installation manual, note...

From the Garmin GTR 200 Installation manual, note the caution on damaging the non-transmitting radio:

2.5.1 COM Antenna Location
The GTR 200/200B COM antenna should be well removed from all...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-01-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,991
Posted By 12vaitor
What would be helpful is for alternative FWF...

What would be helpful is for alternative FWF vendors to publishing some real numbers for weight and balance for their alternative engines in RV-12s. An engine weight increase of 40 pounds does not...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-03-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By 12vaitor
I checked Rev 12 of my IFD540 Installation Manual...

I checked Rev 12 of my IFD540 Installation Manual and there are no connector pin assignments for a TOGA switch input and no discussion of such a capability. The Avidyne IFD540 Forum has one reference...
Forum: Alternative Engines 01-23-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 749
Views: 175,548
Posted By 12vaitor
From some research I did a couple of years ago...

From some research I did a couple of years ago for my Viking 110, the "Torsional Damper" is a SGF GAB01-017 Drive Shaft Flex Disc used on a BMW 525i E39. The original one-piece disk is cut in thirds,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-07-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,466
Posted By 12vaitor
As a reference design, I mounted a Dynon heated...

As a reference design, I mounted a Dynon heated AOA pitot on a SafeAir1 mast just aft of the stall warning vane. I installed a doubler between the ribs that is riveted to both the ribs and the bottom...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,516
Posted By 12vaitor
I have a Viking 110 installed in my RV-12. It...

I have a Viking 110 installed in my RV-12. It appears there are a couple of RV-12s with the 130, however I have seen no information on flying characteristics, final W&B, or increased gross weight...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-30-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,216
Posted By 12vaitor
Catherine Cavagnaro (Ace Aerobatic School) gave a...

Catherine Cavagnaro (Ace Aerobatic School) gave a great presentation on spins, vortices, and PIOs at the AOPA Fly-In last weekend at Gulf Shores, AL. Lots of videos of tufted flying surfaces so you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,812
Posted By 12vaitor
I have a CAD drawing of a one piece panel for the...

I have a CAD drawing of a one piece panel for the RV-12 if you are interested. I have had one laser cut panel and three waterjet cut panels made from the drawing, so the outside contours and hole...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2018, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,371
Posted By 12vaitor
I managed to squeeze an IFD540 into my RV-12...

I managed to squeeze an IFD540 into my RV-12 panel and there is almost no clearance at the firewall side even with 90 deg coax connectors. I ended up with just over a finger width of space. Also had...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,260
Posted By 12vaitor
I 3D printed a set of RV-12 extensions based on...

I 3D printed a set of RV-12 extensions based on the original RV-12 F1290 rudder pedal block design. Same mounting and dims as the original, just extended 1" in length. The photo shows the original...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-07-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,921
Posted By 12vaitor
Had my 12 checked two weeks ago, $109 and about...

Had my 12 checked two weeks ago, $109 and about an hour, but that also included a check of ADS-B out, VOR, localizer and glideslope (first Dynon the tech had done, so he was curious). Read up on...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 05-20-2018, 08:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,166
Posted By 12vaitor
I run an IFD540 with a GA-35 antenna mounted...

I run an IFD540 with a GA-35 antenna mounted outside just aft of the back window, no issues on GPS reception outside the hanger. From the photo it appears you do not have enough SVs to get get a fix...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-16-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,367
Posted By 12vaitor
Dave, Glad to see another P-3 guy building an...

Dave,

Glad to see another P-3 guy building an RV-12. Although you can never have enought tools, here is the list that I have found most useful in building my 12 and would have liked to known before...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-06-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,293
Posted By 12vaitor
I have designed and printed several 3D parts for...

I have designed and printed several 3D parts for my RV-12 using Nylon-X, which is a carbon fiber infused nylon material. Has great temperature characteristics for the temps you are likely to see in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-28-2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,050
Posted By 12vaitor
You could have the wrong data format set, in...

You could have the wrong data format set, in addition to the baud rate make sure you are using a source set to 8 data, 1 stop, and no parity bits. NMEA 0183 is normal message format expected, some...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,524
Posted By 12vaitor
I had Abby at Flightline Interiors make mine with...

I had Abby at Flightline Interiors make mine with Confor-Foam and leather. The seats weight a bit more than the standard RV-12 seats, however they are very comfortable. I used to fly with an Oregon...
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