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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-08-2021, 02:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,502
Posted By dbhill916
Correct, but it is not a position that I use. It...

Correct, but it is not a position that I use. It was an accidental placement that baffled me as to why my plane suddenly felt different. Now that I know about it, I am more careful to ensure that I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,502
Posted By dbhill916
I have noticed that if I push the flap handle all...

I have noticed that if I push the flap handle all the way to the floor (below the lowest detent), the resulting flaperon position is nearly neutral to the wing tips. In that position the plane is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 828
Posted By dbhill916
regulator failure mode?

hi all,

I had a great and otherwise uneventful flight the other day. On taxiing back to the hangar I had a complete loss of charging current. RPM's were > 2000, Amps ~ -12 A and voltage dropped to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,866
Posted By dbhill916
Scott, do you have a part number on...

Scott, do you have a part number on hand?

Thanks,
-dbh
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,207
Posted By dbhill916
I discovered that cleco pliers work just fine...

I discovered that cleco pliers work just fine when the engine is not yet mounted to the airframe and there's plenty of room. Doing the hose replacement was much harder due to limited space, however.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-28-2021, 10:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,788
Posted By dbhill916
Question does phase angle move?

Thanks for your explanation, BobbyLucas. I like that you said it was arbitrary--now I don't feel like I was missing something basic.

Time for another basic question, though. Does phase angle tend...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-17-2021, 05:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,788
Posted By dbhill916
Question IPS ?

Does anyone have an explanation for why vibration is expressed with units of velocity?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-15-2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,268
Posted By dbhill916
I was the test pilot who did the initial flights...

I was the test pilot who did the initial flights and gave the builder his transition training. I can attest that this is an excellent build!
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 03-27-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 585
Posted By dbhill916
New ProSeal onto old ProSeal?

Hi All,

I had to open my fuel tank for repair. Do I need to scotch-bright all of the old proseal until I get shiny metal, or will wet/new proseal adhere to the old stuff and make a decent seal? (...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-10-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,458
Posted By dbhill916
Thumbs up +1 for keeping this a single forum. My...

+1 for keeping this a single forum.

My previous plane was a C-177RG and the support group, Cardinal Flyers Online, is fantastic much like VAF is for Van's pilot/builders. We were constantly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,961
Posted By dbhill916
Point taken, and that question is one that I can...

Point taken, and that question is one that I can not answer. Sorry if I came across too sharply.
-dbh
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,961
Posted By dbhill916
As a previous C-177RG owner, and current half...

As a previous C-177RG owner, and current half owner of a Cirrus SR-22, I would like to offer my point of view that the number of SB's we have received from Vans are very in small number and very...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,582
Posted By dbhill916
From my 2-day course to get my LSA-Repairman...

From my 2-day course to get my LSA-Repairman certificate...

"There are two truths about safety wire.
1) There will be blood.
2) Wipe off the blood, it corrodes aluminum!"
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,758
Posted By dbhill916
One item that confuses me is the presence of the...

One item that confuses me is the presence of the reduction gearing. I understand balancing a big bore engine, where the prop is rigidly connected to the engine so the entire unit revolves at the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-24-2020, 01:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,431
Posted By dbhill916
Can you show a picture of how this part doesn't...

Can you show a picture of how this part doesn't work? I'm not picturing the baffle you are describing. Do you know what constitutes "late model"? This part is actually in my Wish-List for the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-24-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,377
Posted By dbhill916
That's an elegant solution, indeed! It would...

That's an elegant solution, indeed! It would save me having to replace the center panel among other troublesome details. Can you put me in touch with Mr Erdelyi?

Thanks,
-dbh
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,377
Posted By dbhill916
I've got the legacy -12, too. My plan is to...

I've got the legacy -12, too. My plan is to fabricate extender harnesses and relocate the A/P knob panels to the right panel.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,377
Posted By dbhill916
Hi BigJohn, Did you ever do the installation of...

Hi BigJohn,

Did you ever do the installation of the egress handle? If so, can you share tips, tricks & results?

thanks
-dbh
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2020, 02:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,892
Posted By dbhill916
Smile Thanks

Thanks, all, for the information. Found the appropriate pages in the manual and now I have a new 'toy' to play with!

Thanks again,
-dbh
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2020, 02:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,776
Posted By dbhill916
I've learned to do in-flight mag checks to really...

I've learned to do in-flight mag checks to really put some stress on the system in order to find anomalies earlier, rather than later. The procedure advocated by Mike Busch is to select a time...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,892
Posted By dbhill916
Skyview "glideslope"?

Hi all,

Sometimes I see this 'glidescope' to the right of my compass rose. Does anyone know what calculation is being used to drive it? I have only the stock D-1000T w/o any additional radios...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 17,885
Posted By dbhill916
Given that the prop blades must be removed at...

Given that the prop blades must be removed at each conditional inspection to check the torque of the hub, does each condition inspection constitute a "change" and repeat dynamic balance? Does...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-02-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 11,398
Posted By dbhill916
Do you happen to recall the thread specification...

Do you happen to recall the thread specification for the portion of your tool that screws into the bottom of the bowl?

Thanks,
-dbh
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,655
Posted By dbhill916
Hi Geoff, Please feel free to give my contact...

Hi Geoff,

Please feel free to give my contact info to your friend. I'm based in Delaware (KDLZ) and would be happy to do some transition...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-24-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,297
Posted By dbhill916
Thanks for the input. Will definitely look at an...

Thanks for the input. Will definitely look at an alternative.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 13,297
Posted By dbhill916
I was pretty sure that vibration as described by...

I was pretty sure that vibration as described by the OP was from my front tire spinning down because I could do a "wheelie" touch-n-go and have no vibration at all on climb out.

Ditto for Dave G's...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-23-2020, 06:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,557
Posted By dbhill916
When I instruct in someone else's plane, I read...

When I instruct in someone else's plane, I read the manuals, ask questions about and inspect the plane until I understand it well enough to evaluate whether or not I will fly in it. It's called...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,621
Posted By dbhill916
Otto Pilot

Yes, that's Otto Pilot. He came along for test flights #1 and #2, but we didn't engage the Garmin A/P on those flights. Test Flight #4 was when we turned on the Garmin, so I figured it was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,745
Posted By dbhill916
Sorry for the delay in reply, I was off-line for...

Sorry for the delay in reply, I was off-line for a few weeks.

I don't have any numbers with me and I won't be back out to the hangar for a while. I didn't make any measurements with a ruler, just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,915
Posted By dbhill916
Can you elaborate by what you mean by shimming...

Can you elaborate by what you mean by shimming the gearboxes? What was the difference that you obtained?

Thanks,
-dbh
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2020, 12:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 12,745
Posted By dbhill916
keep your pants on

I made a wooden "go/no-go" gauge for my planes.

Take the pants off
lower the pressure to the minimum that you will tolerate flying.
Put the pants back on.
Take a scrap of wood and make a notch...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,572
Posted By dbhill916
I've had to send my T1000 back for two items. ...

I've had to send my T1000 back for two items. One was an internal failure that they said was very rare, the other was because I bent the Left knob sometime during installation and it didn't register...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2019, 12:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,557
Posted By dbhill916
I have the thin cover, too, but rarely use it...

I have the thin cover, too, but rarely use it since my RV is hangared and I don't use it often for cross countries.

I have Bruce's covers for my Cirrus and my Cardinal. Very good quality, very...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-09-2019, 01:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,746
Posted By dbhill916
Question "engine running without electricity"

Seems to me you can't have sparks without electricity. What's he using to fire the plugs?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,425
Posted By dbhill916
Thumbs up N=2

Doubling the "N" to 2, and maintaining a 100 % approval. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-01-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,266
Posted By dbhill916
cause vs effect?

Several decades ago, I was an engineer. Remnants of that life prompted my first thought to be "which came first, the vibration or the wear?" Like Piper J3, I think it's a stretch that the wear...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 75,988
Posted By dbhill916
Good news! Despite the original quote of 5-6...

Good news! Despite the original quote of 5-6 weeks, LEAF delivered a pair of floats (861 189's) yesterday. :) Hopefully they received enough to clear out everyone's back orders, so we'll all be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 75,988
Posted By dbhill916
Unhappy and another one joins the club

Burgundy Baron is down for "5-6 weeks" per LEAF for replacement float. :(

If anyone finds a vendor with a shorter lead time, please let me know.

thanks,
-dbh
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,276
Posted By dbhill916
ditto! [I just learned something about this...

ditto!

[I just learned something about this bulletin board system. it will not allow me to publish anything that has less than 10 chars. Hence this meaningless addendum.]
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-11-2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,931
Posted By dbhill916
borescopes for rent

Hi all,

I recently made an inquiry about high quality borescopes for checking the valves of my RV-12 and SR-22. The price was too high to justify for using only 1 or 2 times per year. In the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,134
Posted By dbhill916
I'm in! Based out of Delaware OH, KDLZ.

I'm in! Based out of Delaware OH, KDLZ.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,023
Posted By dbhill916
Glareshield--free to a good home

Hi All,

Back when I was building, I ordered every option that crossed my view, often without really thinking if I needed it. One of those was the Glareshield (Van's part # CA GLARESHIELD 12). The...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-26-2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,652
Posted By dbhill916
IIRC, that is to alert you that you need to do...

IIRC, that is to alert you that you need to do the annual back up battery test.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2018, 03:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,424
Posted By dbhill916
:D +1 Flo-Fast system

:D +1 Flo-Fast system
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,467
Posted By dbhill916
I bought a set of the blue connectors and the...

I bought a set of the blue connectors and the appropriate pins from Vans, then several meters of wire from a local electronics store. I fabricated an umbilical cord that was long enough to run from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-23-2018, 12:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,973
Posted By dbhill916
Ditto to the other responders. I found the hole...

Ditto to the other responders. I found the hole to be off center/too small for the 2020, so I just used a Dremel tool to remove sufficient offending material to allow easy passage for the wiring...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2018, 09:15 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 157,460
Posted By dbhill916
Looks like a great day for flying--either the...

Looks like a great day for flying--either the RV12 or the drone! Great video. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-05-2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,403
Posted By dbhill916
Smile Thanks!

Thanks, gentlemen. I'll see if I can be the "1001'st" to get dynamically balanced!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,403
Posted By dbhill916
gear reduction vs prop balance

Hi all,

I have a question about how a prop balance works on the Rotax 912.

As I understand the process, an accelerometer is temporarily mounted to the engine, and some sort of optical pickup is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-24-2018, 03:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,425
Posted By dbhill916
Question Typo ?

Is there a typo in the SB? The title is SB 18-03-06, but step 4 specifies a logbook entry indicating compliance with SB 17-12-07.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-13-2018, 03:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 14,614
Posted By dbhill916
Same here. Dodged another bullet!

Same here. Dodged another bullet!
Forum: Reviews 02-12-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,009
Posted By dbhill916
Shout Out to Dynon

Just a quick note of appreciation for Dynon. I installed my SV-1000T about 3 years ago. I took flight a year later, and spent many months learning all of the features in the avionics. Last summer,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-26-2017, 07:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,131
Posted By dbhill916
I discovered that if I put the flap lever all the...

I discovered that if I put the flap lever all the way down, below the "0?" stop, the ailerons become very, very sensitive and the plane feels surprisingly squirrelly in roll. I was quite surprised...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,352
Posted By dbhill916
Thanks, Scott. I really appreciate that kind of...

Thanks, Scott. I really appreciate that kind of transparency.

-dbh
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-19-2017, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,352
Posted By dbhill916
I had a similar experience, and have had 3...

I had a similar experience, and have had 3 separate fuel leaks from a factory built tank (dated 13/09, per the engraving on the sender plate.) One leak was very difficult to find and only showed up...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-25-2017, 01:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,118
Posted By dbhill916
product recommendation

I use a fuel transport system designed for sports enthusiasts (boaters, race cars, etc.) I have no financial interest or affiliation with the company, but think that their system works well.

I...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 11-04-2017, 11:52 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,374
Posted By dbhill916
Thumbs up I thought I was the only one to be told that!

I thought I was the only one to be told that!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-21-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,616
Posted By dbhill916
That looks very interesting. What kind of effects...

That looks very interesting. What kind of effects did it provide for you? Do you have a drawing of your bracket?

thanks,
-dbh
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,415
Posted By dbhill916
+1

add one more to that tally!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2017, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,499
Posted By dbhill916
I couldn't find the Thread Setter on HF's web...

I couldn't find the Thread Setter on HF's web site. Do you have any part numbers or search terms for the tool and/or aircraft grade rivnuts?

thx,
-dbh
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2017, 03:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,121
Posted By dbhill916
Thumbs up Update

Update. This turned out to be two separate issues. Credit for the "mystery widget" identification goes to Gagarin737 and Tomkk?thank you very much, gentlemen.

The ADS-B issue was outdated...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2017, 02:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,204
Posted By dbhill916
I have a set

I have a set that I purchased, but then changed my mind about installing. The box was opened, but nothing was done to any of the components. Let me know if you'd like them, and I'll ship them to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-25-2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,121
Posted By dbhill916
When I have the Weather layer enabled, there are...

When I have the Weather layer enabled, there are good statistics of data in and data out leading me to hope that my ADS-B is, in fact, working. I'll grab another screenshot the next time I'm flying...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2017, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,121
Posted By dbhill916
mysterious widget

Hi All,

Can anyone tell me the name (nomenclature) of this widget on my Dynon 1000T? (it's highlighted in yellow, on the right edge of the screen, about 2/3rds down). I have the ADS-B module with...
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