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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,628
Posted By Tony_T
A couple more thoughts

The spinner and backplate are fitted by Catto. The assembly is very concentric. The spinner comes drilled for the pitot tube bushing (RV12 specific, in case non-12ers are reading this) but the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,628
Posted By Tony_T
Well, now that Cactusman has outed me, I guess...

Well, now that Cactusman has outed me, I guess I'll tell my Catto story.

I have wanted a fixed pitch prop for my RV-12 since early in it’s history. Installation and maintenance seemed to be much...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-14-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Tony_T
It is sold.

It is sold.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By Tony_T
If you haven't already done so, consider removing...

If you haven't already done so, consider removing the regulator wires from the black connector and installing them individually on the VR pins. There can be loose connections with the black plug and...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-30-2021, 07:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Tony_T
Spoken for

This is earthX specific. Dave gets it.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 10-30-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 937
Posted By Tony_T
FS: earthX jump start/Connect cable set. SOLD

Picked this up at an aviation meet, thinking I might use it someday. Don't need it though. Sells new for about $50. How about $25 and I will send it your U.S. address Priority Mail. PayPal or...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-20-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,875
Posted By Tony_T
Your math is OK. And, the bolts are in double...

Your math is OK. And, the bolts are in double shear as well. I never meant to question your numbers, my 1st post in this thread was only to acknowledge that a PH.D engineer/professor would be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,875
Posted By Tony_T
Did I say I was worried? Just musing is all,...

Did I say I was worried? Just musing is all, everyone's opinions count. The size of the bolt is an indicator of robustnous of the attachment structure.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,618
Posted By Tony_T
Well, having tried the hardware store plugs and...

Well, having tried the hardware store plugs and finding that solution less than satisfactory, I bit the bullet, so to speak, and installed Van's speed plugs. The Van's plugs insert deeply into the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,875
Posted By Tony_T
Jim, check Jerre's signature

Jim, check Jerre's signature
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,875
Posted By Tony_T
Rich, I think Professor Hill has probably seen...

Rich, I think Professor Hill has probably seen that.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2021, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,605
Posted By Tony_T
“I thought this was a well proven...

“I thought this was a well proven design”
Everything on the 912 ULS motor is a well proven design. When you change something, there are almost always unexpected consequences.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,945
Posted By Tony_T
Tom, thanks for the update. Good report.

Tom, thanks for the update. Good report.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,396
Posted By Tony_T
Having just replaced my nose leg I can report...

Having just replaced my nose leg I can report there is a difference of XX degrees fairing angle between the old and new. Unfortunately I did not make a measurement with my digital level of the old...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,945
Posted By Tony_T
For what it's worth, the "R" should be on the...

For what it's worth, the "R" should be on the Left carburetor for tractor installation. In a pusher, it would then be on the right side of the airplane. Maybe most of the early installations were...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2021, 10:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,968
Posted By Tony_T
Everything looks California normal to me...

Everything looks California normal to me :rolleyes:, except that loose wire connector lying next to the #3 upper spark plug cap...

Jes kiddin! Why the jumbo crossover pipe??
Forum: Reviews 08-11-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,203
Posted By Tony_T
Me too!

After 10 years of use, my hangar Bogi-bar cracked at the wishbone bends. Called them, sent a picture, received a brand new tow bar shortly thereafter!

I don't think I've ever had a product that was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,945
Posted By Tony_T
I just now took the needle out of a 912 ULS carb...

I just now took the needle out of a 912 ULS carb that I know the complete history. This carb came new with a new 912 from Van’s in 2010 and the carb has never been rebuilt, or even taken...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,945
Posted By Tony_T
Circlip position

Here is the whole calibration drawing. Circlip position depends on engine type. The picture in the SB could be misleading....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-27-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,024
Posted By Tony_T
Not trying to explain how the "choke" works...

Not trying to explain how the "choke" works 'cause I don't know how it works, but here is how the index mark on the choke shaft has to point toward the air pipe on the choke housing (3).

This would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-10-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,780
Posted By Tony_T
Hi Joe You can change the brakes without...

Hi Joe

You can change the brakes without removing the wheel. Remember, you have to have the wheel in place to reassemble the brake. You probably have to remove the fairing flange and cut the zip...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-05-2021, 08:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,780
Posted By Tony_T
You have the basic idea. The Matco website...

You have the basic idea. The Matco website describes the procedure. If you actually have a 7 and not a 12, then you'll need to do some homework to see which Matco brake Swiftline kit to get set up...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2021, 03:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,223
Posted By Tony_T
Legacy 12's with Skyview had a 5 amp EFIS fuse. ...

Legacy 12's with Skyview had a 5 amp EFIS fuse. That was changed by Van's sometime around 2016, I think, to a 7.5 amp. The OP doesn't say what rating the blown fuse was, but using a 7.5 is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,280
Posted By Tony_T
Mine aren't like...

Mine aren't like that

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-ZqrdWcs/0/f40b928e/M/i-ZqrdWcs-M.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2021, 02:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,331
Posted By Tony_T
Those look great. You will need to replace the...

Those look great.
You will need to replace the Nylock lock nuts (and metric screws) with all metal U.S. lock nuts if you want to stay in compliance with notification 14-07-03.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,331
Posted By Tony_T
Hey Jim, Be sitting down when you price those...

Hey Jim,

Be sitting down when you price those parts. :eek:

But, as I recall, you have a couple of spare used carbs. The parts on those may be OK to use?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2021, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,823
Posted By Tony_T
Cowl Removal with 3-blade

Paul, interesting. Looking at the hours you have on the ship (205 after 4 years), it could be that the only cowl removal you would need to do would be at annual condition inspection? Then it may be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-06-2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,826
Posted By Tony_T
RV-12 Sensenich - DynaVibe

Mine was 19.4 grams at the 9" diameter, for 0.08 ips final.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,204
Posted By Tony_T
Niner, I would not give up yet. If you are...

Niner, I would not give up yet. If you are flying 70 hours per year this additional cost will only add about $10 per hour to your cost. Finish your PPL in your plane and see what happens to your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-19-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,404
Posted By Tony_T
C37 P14 refers to the EMS 37 pin connector and...

C37 P14 refers to the EMS 37 pin connector and P14 is the red cube flow from the fuel tank.
C37 P19 is for return flow, but the RV12 has no return flow transducer so there is no connection to that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 10,150
Posted By Tony_T
When Rian resurrected the 10 yr old boost pump...

When Rian resurrected the 10 yr old boost pump switch thread yesterday, I recalled that I had several posts therein. I have to say that I have vacillated both for and against a separate fuel pump...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 19,202
Posted By Tony_T
Ha, ha, this makes my day.

Ha, ha, this makes my day.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2021, 08:36 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 19,202
Posted By Tony_T
You might consider those sexy iS louvers. They...

You might consider those sexy iS louvers. They look like they are for air flow to escape. You could place them toward the back but some more serious experimenting is needed to make this stuff all...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2021, 05:29 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 19,202
Posted By Tony_T
Oil door gust lock

Hey Jim, apologies if this is too far afield of your vapor lock thread.

Here is an effective way to keep the door open even in strong winds.;)

It's not my invention, stole the idea from a hangar...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 19,202
Posted By Tony_T
Actually, the latest KAI for the ULS installation...

Actually, the latest KAI for the ULS installation uses a different cowl, different oil and coolant radiators and placement.

I'm playing devil's advocate here I guess, but I think removing the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 19,202
Posted By Tony_T
Let's see. You've flown this -12 about 600 hours...

Let's see. You've flown this -12 about 600 hours and this is the first time you experienced this. What's different this time? Did you do something to the engine compartment configuration recently,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 08:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 23,288
Posted By Tony_T
Spar pin switch upgrade

The reed switches were problematic and were replaced by mechanical switches at some point in time - maybe about 2015. Your serial number is not real early but if it has the reed switches you might...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 23,288
Posted By Tony_T
Wing Fit

I found my left wing fit was loose by standing at the tip and moving the wing tip fore and aft. Any movement can be felt and it is measurable. To fix it, Van's supplies the W-1207 Rear Spar Doubler...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 23,288
Posted By Tony_T
I don't think HF still sells the small expander,...

I don't think HF still sells the small expander, only medium and large. The medium is too big. You can still get a small on the internet. When Joe Gores first posted this tip (10 yrs ago?!) I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By Tony_T
Hold entry question

Not sure about this. I need to fly with this some more. I “think” that if you are on a published transition to the hold it will fly the correct entry. If you are being vectored or vectoring...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By Tony_T
Correction!

I said in my original post that the SV autopilot would not fly a hold based on a Foreflight flight plan. I was wrong! I confirmed it would fly a hold yesterday.

Foreflight programs a hold with a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By Tony_T
Simulated IFR in the RV-12

This thread is not intended to advocate for IFR flying in the -12. That topic has been covered in great detail already. What I’d like to show is “make-believe” IFR using the basic Skyview panel,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,221
Posted By Tony_T
Aw-shucks, t'weren't nothin.

Aw-shucks, t'weren't nothin.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,221
Posted By Tony_T
The fans are powered by the fuel pump fuse. Do...

The fans are powered by the fuel pump fuse. Do you have it installed?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2021, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,128
Posted By Tony_T
Now that right there is darn clever. I have read...

Now that right there is darn clever. I have read that the clear tube should be in the same pressure area as the carb intake. This is the first one I've seen easily done on our ULS motor.

What is...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-22-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 554
Posted By Tony_T
Lots of history on...

Lots of history on this:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=65020
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2021, 09:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,613
Posted By Tony_T
The Zulu 3 and A20 Bose are both great, but there...

The Zulu 3 and A20 Bose are both great, but there are a few minor differences that could affect your choice. I would rate the quality of construction and materials equal although the Bose appears to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 15,628
Posted By Tony_T
The spring goes in easier if you soak the hose is...

The spring goes in easier if you soak the hose is hot water to expand it slightly. Lubricated the spring with anti-freeze coolant. I used new rubber hose supplied in Van’s rubber replacement kit. ...
Forum: Primers 03-17-2021, 10:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,658
Posted By Tony_T
Gun cleaning mops. They come in a lot of bore...

Gun cleaning mops. They come in a lot of bore sizes.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,785
Posted By Tony_T
Anyone planning a long RV-12 cross country are...

Anyone planning a long RV-12 cross country are encouraged to read Bob Bogash's Port Townsend WA to Texas blog. It's not an Oshkosh trip but all the elements are there: Route and alternates...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2021, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By Tony_T
Larry, I could not find it using Search either. ...

Larry, I could not find it using Search either. Had to look through my old posts.

BTW, don't use the old tray. That would take more time and effort than just buying the kit and hardware bag and be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-13-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 877
Posted By Tony_T
https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?...

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=182466
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2021, 10:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,591
Posted By Tony_T
Easier

I think it might even be easier to install avionics after the firewall forward kit. All the sensor positions and forward harnesses will be there and eliminate any confusion about best routing, etc. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,588
Posted By Tony_T
Here are my build times for the legacy RV-12. I...

Here are my build times for the legacy RV-12. I have the plans for the iS and would agree that it is a bit more complex in places, but adding 10% to the fuselage build hours should be reasonable for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,123
Posted By Tony_T
One other thought; have you loaded a .dfg Van's...

One other thought; have you loaded a .dfg Van's settings file for the GTR225? Your USB stick containing your downloaded Van's EFIS software and settings files should contain a file that looks like...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2021, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,123
Posted By Tony_T
No expert, but the Garmin radio communicates with...

No expert, but the Garmin radio communicates with Skyview via a serial port. Have you checked the serial ports setup menu to see if the GTR 225 is specified on one of the ports?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,045
Posted By Tony_T
All RV-12's E-LSA and S-LSA, including the...

All RV-12's E-LSA and S-LSA, including the RV-12iST equipped for IFR, are placarded "FLIGHT INTO IMC PROHIBITED".

The IMC prohibition is a manufacturer limitation and probably due to the ASTM...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2021, 08:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,816
Posted By Tony_T
In case some are wondering what this is about,...

In case some are wondering what this is about, here is a picture.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-jJ7jj7F/0/2b4567b9/M/i-jJ7jj7F-M.png

I have the same slight fore and aft slop. All the other...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,362
Posted By Tony_T
Nut plate size

Read this thread:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=44769&highlight=21-05

and also this thread:

https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=53643&highlight=21-05

If it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-02-2021, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,626
Posted By Tony_T
Hey Paul, I would want to save the knobs panels....

Hey Paul,

I would want to save the knobs panels. They are really designed for IFR workload efficiency and expert AP use. Consider moving the knobs panels down to the center tunnel inspection...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,713
Posted By Tony_T
Make a pin like this. Then just spring it down...

Make a pin like this. Then just spring it down and hook it under the oil tank bracket.

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-GV2KgDK/0/5adb19fe/L/i-GV2KgDK-L.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-06-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,148
Posted By Tony_T
Ah yes, those enigmatic Rotax manuals...:confused:

Ah yes, those enigmatic Rotax manuals...:confused:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2020, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,416
Posted By Tony_T
One disadvantage I can think of. If the Torx bit...

One disadvantage I can think of. If the Torx bit is not easily available in stores and you have a flat to repair somewhere, then you best have the bit with you in your on-board tool kit.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2020, 09:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,768
Posted By Tony_T
I have not yet tried to stiffen the mount shown. ...

I have not yet tried to stiffen the mount shown. It could be stiffened by shortening the L holding the vibration sensor, but that would move the sensor off of the centerline of the prop shaft. ...
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