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Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-17-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,322
Posted By FlyingDiver
And you're OK with waiting 6+ months at that...

And you're OK with waiting 6+ months at that point?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,060
Posted By FlyingDiver
I'm pretty sure that you'll only get...

I'm pretty sure that you'll only get notifications when the status of an order changes. Notifications where not sent when the website went live. I can see why they did it that way - it would have...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,060
Posted By FlyingDiver
So Van's could require payment 30 or 45 days...

So Van's could require payment 30 or 45 days before projected ship date. Tying the final payment to the "crate date" is an arbitrary business decision.

joe
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-04-2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,060
Posted By FlyingDiver
I really appreciate the communications, Greg. ...

I really appreciate the communications, Greg.

My suggestion is that you stop using the term "crate date" in any customer facing communication. It's really an internal milestone on the way to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By FlyingDiver
I'm going to hold off on actually riveting the...

I'm going to hold off on actually riveting the stabilator tips because I might need to get it into an 8' trailer or truck bed.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By FlyingDiver
Thanks, I'll probably hold off on it. I might go...

Thanks, I'll probably hold off on it. I might go ahead and fit the fairing tips, but not rivet them, since i'm killing time until I get the wings.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2021, 05:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,251
Posted By FlyingDiver
Did they say what wattage for the resistors? ...

Did they say what wattage for the resistors? That's the other spec you need to know.
Forum: Electrical Systems 10-29-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,251
Posted By FlyingDiver
No picture!

No picture!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By FlyingDiver
Empennage section 11 - do now or wait?

Done through section 10, with a few bits of 11 included (trim servo mechanism). Since I'm going to have to transport and store the empennage unassembled, does it make any sense to do the assembly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-14-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,869
Posted By FlyingDiver
Unless you're building E-LSA, in which case you...

Unless you're building E-LSA, in which case you have to use the model as specified by Van's.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-09-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By FlyingDiver
My copy of the plans has this note on page 17-06,...

My copy of the plans has this note on page 17-06, which implies you finish the skins and do the lights before you close out the end of the wing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2021, 06:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,725
Posted By FlyingDiver
Remove it.

Remove it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2021, 04:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,725
Posted By FlyingDiver
It's an E-LSA. Once certified, only the...

It's an E-LSA. Once certified, only the certification OpLims apply.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,725
Posted By FlyingDiver
Read all the linked threads. Read your OpLims. ...

Read all the linked threads. Read your OpLims. Do they refer to the ASTM rules?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2021, 09:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,725
Posted By FlyingDiver
The ASTM rule applies to S-LSA. E-LSA don't have...

The ASTM rule applies to S-LSA. E-LSA don't have to abide by them after certification.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,725
Posted By FlyingDiver
As before, check your OpLims. If they don't...

As before, check your OpLims. If they don't allow it, you should be able to get them changed.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,725
Posted By FlyingDiver
The standard OpLims changed about 4 years ago, as...

The standard OpLims changed about 4 years ago, as best I can tell.

I haven't decided if I'm going to go with the Garmin IFR Avionics package, or the Dynon and add the GPS-175 after. Going Dynon...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,725
Posted By FlyingDiver
See this post: ...

See this post: https://vansairforce.net/community/showpost.php?p=1193331&postcount=25

And the rest of the discussion in that thread. In 2013, it wasn't allowed. The standard OpLims were changed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 07:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,725
Posted By FlyingDiver
What is the ACTUAL wording in your OpLims? ...

What is the ACTUAL wording in your OpLims? Specifically.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 07:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,725
Posted By FlyingDiver
The S-LSA version cannot be flown IMC. The E-LSA...

The S-LSA version cannot be flown IMC. The E-LSA can be, if the OpLims don't forbid it. And the gurus here say that clause should NOT be in the OpLims.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,725
Posted By FlyingDiver
You can equip an E-LSA RV-12iS for IFR. Garmin...

You can equip an E-LSA RV-12iS for IFR. Garmin GPS-175 is probably easiest.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-22-2021, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,263
Posted By FlyingDiver
The RV-12 is NOT aerobatic.

The RV-12 is NOT aerobatic.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,071
Posted By FlyingDiver
They wouldn't make a recommendation. At least,...

They wouldn't make a recommendation. At least, not the person in OR I'm dealing with wouldn't.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,071
Posted By FlyingDiver
I'll be there the week of 10/11.

I'll be there the week of 10/11.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,557
Posted By FlyingDiver
Ah. The OP stated page 20iS/U-03, not 21iS/U-03....

Ah. The OP stated page 20iS/U-03, not 21iS/U-03. Hence my confusion.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,557
Posted By FlyingDiver
Is this assembly specific to the RV-12 and not...

Is this assembly specific to the RV-12 and not the RV-12iS? I couldn't find that illustration in the plans I have for the 12iS.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,071
Posted By FlyingDiver
Yeah, if they were closer I would consider it. ...

Yeah, if they were closer I would consider it. But it's a 10 hour drive each way...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,071
Posted By FlyingDiver
I dunno. 600 miles, probably 12 hours on the...

I dunno. 600 miles, probably 12 hours on the road coming back. Not sure I want to do that with an open trailer.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,071
Posted By FlyingDiver
We're talking about the Empennage only, not a...

We're talking about the Empennage only, not a completed aircraft.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,071
Posted By FlyingDiver
I have the 6x12 reserved, so I guess I'll stick...

I have the 6x12 reserved, so I guess I'll stick with that.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,071
Posted By FlyingDiver
What size trailer for Empennage?

I'm doing the build class at Synergy South and need to rent a trailer to get the Empennage home. Will the 5x8 work (Inside dimensions: 8' x 4'8" x 5'4" (LxWxH)) or do I need the 6x12 (11'7" x 6' x...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,276
Posted By FlyingDiver
https://aircraftspecialty.com/rv12iS.html

https://aircraftspecialty.com/rv12iS.html
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-08-2021, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By FlyingDiver
I've never gone through FXE, but I use Global...

I've never gone through FXE, but I use Global Entry flying commercial all the time. It's great.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,760
Posted By FlyingDiver
For $900 I'll spend a couple days doing the...

For $900 I'll spend a couple days doing the tank...
Forum: RV models of the future (RV-??) 07-26-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,076
Posted By FlyingDiver
Sling is using the Rotax 915iS for the Sling HW. ...

Sling is using the Rotax 915iS for the Sling HW. The preliminary specs look good, and it's flying now. So final specs should be available pretty soon.
Forum: RV-15 07-26-2021, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,872
Posted By FlyingDiver
I expect it'll be RV-14 or better type kit, all...

I expect it'll be RV-14 or better type kit, all final sized, etc. I hope it's a 2+2 at least, if not a full 4 seater. For me, it'll be that or the Sling HW which is now flying.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-24-2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,689
Posted By FlyingDiver
https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/was...

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/washerwrenchset12-04723.php
https://aircraft-tool.com/shop/detail.aspx?id=AE23800
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-21-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,941
Posted By FlyingDiver
Reposting, my math was bad. It's about 20 degree...

Reposting, my math was bad. It's about 20 degree tilt to reduce 8'6" to 8'.

math.degrees(math.acos(96.0/102.0)) = 19.75
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-21-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,941
Posted By FlyingDiver
Might be over-width by a bit. The plans show 8',...

Might be over-width by a bit. The plans show 8', and I think that's without the tips. Normal max width is 8'6", so the question is do the tips add more than 3" on each side?

In any case, it...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,568
Posted By FlyingDiver
Did you use the same mounting screws as before? ...

Did you use the same mounting screws as before? I wonder if they're magnetized.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-13-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 19,385
Posted By FlyingDiver
I think you're exactly right. The FAA knew they...

I think you're exactly right. The FAA knew they had a mess on their hands after the judge's decision. The "right" answer (per the regs) was the LODA. So they (quietly) build a process for issuing...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2021, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,223
Posted By FlyingDiver
According to the plans, it's VA-204, which is...

According to the plans, it's VA-204, which is K40-250 POLYURETHANE FOAM.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-11-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,223
Posted By FlyingDiver
I ordered several of the flash drives long before...

I ordered several of the flash drives long before I ordered a kit. Handy for deciding which to build.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-23-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By FlyingDiver
In the current plans, the OAT sensor is installed...

In the current plans, the OAT sensor is installed in 31B-14, the wire is run back to the tailcone, and then connected to the ADAHRS connector on 31B-21.

So check the connections on the ADAHRS. It's...
Forum: RV-14 06-23-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By FlyingDiver
This builder put in a center throttle quadrant on...

This builder put in a center throttle quadrant on his RV-14 to match the one he put in his RV-10.

https://www.myrv14.com/buildlog/20150309/index.html
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-21-2021, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,919
Posted By FlyingDiver
No such thing as a quick build RV-12. FWIW.

No such thing as a quick build RV-12. FWIW.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,315
Posted By FlyingDiver
Here's a wild idea - is it possible the prop...

Here's a wild idea - is it possible the prop control cable, when it's exactly at the position for 2500 rpm, is somehow interfering with the spark to that cylinder?
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-17-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,315
Posted By FlyingDiver
Which is why I think it's possibly a problem with...

Which is why I think it's possibly a problem with the controller itself (hardware) rather than the software in general.
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-16-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,315
Posted By FlyingDiver
Which could actually be a hardware problem in the...

Which could actually be a hardware problem in the EFII unit - bad memory corrupting the map.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2021, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,557
Posted By FlyingDiver
No driven rivets in an RV-12. Any non-pulled...

No driven rivets in an RV-12. Any non-pulled rivets can be reached with a 3" yoke. But pretty much any rivet that CAN be reached with a squeezer is squeezed, not pulled. Same for dimpling.

At...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2021, 08:34 PM
Replies: 24
IMC
Views: 4,900
Posted By FlyingDiver
That's an S-LSA, not an E-LSA. I don't think...

That's an S-LSA, not an E-LSA. I don't think that applies, directly.
Forum: RV-14 06-11-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,444
Posted By FlyingDiver
That's all on page 01-01 of the KAI. The cowling...

That's all on page 01-01 of the KAI. The cowling is in the Finish Kit, so that's probably engine dependent as I think they changed the intakes for the EXP engine.

Finish Kit is 38-42, 45, 46. FWF...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-09-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 24
IMC
Views: 4,900
Posted By FlyingDiver
Unless the Op Lims specifically call out IMC...

Unless the Op Lims specifically call out IMC prohibited, it's not. And E-LSA Op Lims are not supposed to have that clause in...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 946
Posted By FlyingDiver
Do you have an audio panel? It might have...

Do you have an audio panel? It might have additional outputs. If it has headphone or line-level outputs, there are BT transmitters you can get to send audio to the speaker. Or you could wire up a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By FlyingDiver
I'm booked for the Synergy class in a couple...

I'm booked for the Synergy class in a couple months.
Forum: Reviews 05-31-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,714
Posted By FlyingDiver
Maybe not:

Maybe not:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2021, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By FlyingDiver
Wouldn't do me any good. I don't have a c-frame...

Wouldn't do me any good. I don't have a c-frame or DRDT-2, nor a rivet gun. Not needed for an RV-12.

Oops. I misunderstood what you linked. Yeah, that would let me dimple the skins. Then use...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-31-2021, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By FlyingDiver
Van's practice kit not very useful (for an RV-12 build)

RV-12iS kits on order, got the practice kit and toolbox in and started to work on them...

Can't do the practice kit per the instructions. I don't have any way to dimple the interior sections of the...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-26-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,445
Posted By FlyingDiver
I'm not as good a carpenter as CJK, but I...

I'm not as good a carpenter as CJK, but I finished the tables today.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By FlyingDiver
Compared to the cost of the wood, the leveling...

Compared to the cost of the wood, the leveling legs are cheap. ;)

Lumber is crazy expensive right now.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2021, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By FlyingDiver
I think I'm going to go with the leveling feet. ...

I think I'm going to go with the leveling feet. I like the ones JRichichi posted.

Thanks all!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By FlyingDiver
Don't have either of those, which is why I was...

Don't have either of those, which is why I was thinking of using the angle grinder. But hey, it's an excuse to buy more tools. Which of those sanders is likely to get more use in the future?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2021, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,240
Posted By FlyingDiver
Leveling work tables

Built my first work table for the shop, according to the EAA 1000 plans. Came out pretty good, but with a slight wobble. One of the legs is maybe 1/16" long, probably because of a slightly warped...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-22-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,304
Posted By FlyingDiver
For an RV-12iS to be registered E-LSA, the...

For an RV-12iS to be registered E-LSA, the avionics must be purchased from Vans.
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