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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,988
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, 07:29 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,004
Posted By Tony_T
Ha, ha, this makes my day.

Ha, ha, this makes my day.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-20-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,004
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, 04:29 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,004
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, 09:21 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,004
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, 08:08 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,004
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, 07:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,025
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, 08:53 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,025
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, 08:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 21,025
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, 10:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
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, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
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, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,482
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, 09:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,829
Posted By Tony_T
Aw-shucks, t'weren't nothin.

Aw-shucks, t'weren't nothin.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,829
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, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,414
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, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
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, 08:00 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,946
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, 06:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,650
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, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
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, 09:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,529
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, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
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, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 687
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, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,089
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, 08:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,231
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, 09:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,534
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, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,534
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, 12:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,278
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, 07:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,220
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, 06:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,084
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, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,523
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, 06:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,327
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, 12:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 893
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, 06:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,886
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, 08:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,051
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. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2020, 08:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,051
Posted By Tony_T
Good point, I'll modify it. N112DR -- yes, drill...

Good point, I'll modify it.

N112DR -- yes, drill hole and use a/c hardware for weights.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,051
Posted By Tony_T
Stiff is good

Of course, I'm not Walt -- but here is a vibration sensor bracket I made and it does sound similar to what Walt described. Made of .125 aluminum and quite...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-19-2020, 09:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,674
Posted By Tony_T
Lots of ideas here, mostly how to do lighting on...

Lots of ideas here, mostly how to do lighting on the cheap, and that is probably best if you are renting. In my case I bought a typically equipped hangar with poor lighting and minimal outlets. As...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2020, 10:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,593
Posted By Tony_T
Thanks, I like the spreadsheet! Here is a...

Thanks, I like the spreadsheet!

Here is a situation where the Glideslope Indicator is not shown and then two minutes later it is shown. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,593
Posted By Tony_T
I don't see Glideslope Indicator on that flight...

I don't see Glideslope Indicator on that flight to HQM. You are high but still 60 miles out so maybe you are too high to intercept the 1.4° glide slope per your set-up? When will it appear? That...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-17-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,085
Posted By Tony_T
There have now been more than one reports of a...

There have now been more than one reports of a nose wheel shimmy after replacing the nose gear leg. The misalignment of the fairing and the shimmy are not acceptable. This needs to be looked at in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-02-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,676
Posted By Tony_T
Dave, not sure I understand your concern. The...

Dave, not sure I understand your concern. The threads in my gascolator (GAS-1) bowl are 1/8 pipe (NPT) not a machine screw thread size. I have used this method (did I mention "gently") many times...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-02-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,676
Posted By Tony_T
As I recall, that is 1/8 pipe thread. I bought...

As I recall, that is 1/8 pipe thread. I bought the short piece of threaded pipe at the hardware store.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,779
Posted By Tony_T
I hesitate to mention this but there is an audio...

I hesitate to mention this but there is an audio mixer. It is a little hard to get to for any adjustments and the factory settings should work well -- but, since you are not the original builder he...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2020, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,779
Posted By Tony_T
The SL-40 is not at all the same as the...

The SL-40 is not at all the same as the GTR-200.

But your Skyview does have volume control of audio volume and you do have an aversion to the IM, and can't find it on the SV, and you didn't follow...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,271
Posted By Tony_T
Something to check

Niner,
If you have not done so already, you may want to torque check the bolts on each MLG leg on the aircraft since you acquired it. You do not want to have any free play in any direction in these...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-21-2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,470
Posted By Tony_T
Hey Jim I didn't know there were mountains above...

Hey Jim
I didn't know there were mountains above 10,000' in Ohio. Private pilots flying sport rules aren't supposed to go above 10K unless within 2000' of terrain. Right? ;)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-19-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,377
Posted By Tony_T
Dynon Canopy warning

Skyview has a specific canopy warning pin available for your switch and it is configured in the EMS SENSOR SETUP menu. You can write a simple .dfg file on a flash drive and load it using SETUP, load...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,865
Posted By Tony_T
Wing connector update

Hi Dave,
I thought I'd respond to your post because as an early builder I had the old style connectors like yours. They did not work well at all and the newer blue connectors work 100%. I don't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,579
Posted By Tony_T
Hi Rich Modeling clay did not work for me. I...

Hi Rich

Modeling clay did not work for me. I found a black butyl rubber sealant tape used in auto body shops that worked well. It is a black tape or rope that is moldable and semi-sticky. You can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2020, 09:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,055
Posted By Tony_T
Probably not the answer you are looking for but...

Probably not the answer you are looking for but this works well

https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-2sRBwwz/0/6070e24e/L/i-2sRBwwz-L.jpg
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,047
Posted By Tony_T
OK, I'll jump in here with bottom cowl experience...

OK, I'll jump in here with bottom cowl experience but you will need to decide for yourself if the flashlight look is adequate for the inspection. I don't think you can see the pipe well enough...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,867
Posted By Tony_T
Problem located!

Yep, it was simple and obvious. You can see in this picture the ORN/YEL and ORN/BLK wires were chaffing on the cabin heat cable where they crossed up under the panel. The ORN/YEL is the servo...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,867
Posted By Tony_T
Update -- Progress!

I had to start my ACI today and so we spent most of the day working on my airplane. But, before diving into that we removed the front tunnel cover to examine the area where the wire bundle goes over...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-22-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,867
Posted By Tony_T
John, thanks for that suggestion. I have been...

John, thanks for that suggestion. I have been considering that since the broken line detect is only marginally implemented here anyway. I'll set that to NO as you suggest.

The guy I'm helping is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,867
Posted By Tony_T
Thanks guys, I see a couple ways forward to get...

Thanks guys,

I see a couple ways forward to get to the bottom of this one and am determined to solve it!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,867
Posted By Tony_T
That sketch helps a lot! So if there is a fault...

That sketch helps a lot! So if there is a fault on the ORN/YEL wire between pin 2 of the options d-sub and pin's 4 on the servo, Van's box will report a disconnect to SV just as if the disconnect...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,867
Posted By Tony_T
Update - still confused

Stormy day today so on my computer instead of at the airport. Yesterday we booted up my friends SV on the ground and found the AP functioning. This follows our fix of the corrosion and possible...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,867
Posted By Tony_T
Thanks guys, very helpful. Regarding the pin...

Thanks guys, very helpful.
Regarding the pin outs, the molex to be replaced is a nine pin also so will use the same pin numbers and there should be no future confusion.

The iS build sure is nicely...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,867
Posted By Tony_T
Can you tell me what plan sheet shows the D-sub...

Can you tell me what plan sheet shows the D-sub arrangement for one of the servos or a picture of the plan or picture of the installation?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,867
Posted By Tony_T
Thanks, yes, I see that now. I didn't make that...

Thanks, yes, I see that now. I didn't make that check.

I think the owner has put the inspection covers back on as he wants to fly the airplane tomorrow so I may not get on this again right away. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2020, 08:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,867
Posted By Tony_T
I'd have to cut the wire as I can't get the pins...

I'd have to cut the wire as I can't get the pins out of the molex connector.

I'm thinking replacing those molex with 9 pin d-subs would be an upgrade. I don't know if they have done that on the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,867
Posted By Tony_T
OK, I didn't try that. I'll take another look at...

OK, I didn't try that. I'll take another look at how that works. The pin 4 at the servos is those darn molex connectors and I have a couple of tools to remove molex pins but neither would work. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2020, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,867
Posted By Tony_T
I don't know the logic in the SV regarding its...

I don't know the logic in the SV regarding its ability to change modes monitored, to unmonitored. I do know that looking at the setting menu there is no option to set the AP disconnect switch to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,867
Posted By Tony_T
Joe, I did take the ORN/YEL wire out of pin 2 of...

Joe, I did take the ORN/YEL wire out of pin 2 of the OPTIONS d-sub, replaced the OPTIONS d-sub to the AV50000A, rebooted and the problem did not go away. So we deduced the wiring from that pin back...
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