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Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-30-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 143,428
Posted By BobbyLucas
Ah, I see now. Below are the modes that get...

Ah, I see now. Below are the modes that get activated for each AP control. Looks like Pitch Hold is the default when a lateral mode is selected. And "PIT" should be shown in the AFCS annunciation...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-30-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 409
Views: 143,428
Posted By BobbyLucas
I agree, that seems nonsensical. Have you...

I agree, that seems nonsensical. Have you contacted Garmin?

Reading the manual, it looks like there might be a workaround using the AP disconnect button to "pause" the autopilot:
Forum: RV-10 04-29-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,379
Posted By BobbyLucas
The vinyl wrap manufactures also make tint-wraps...

The vinyl wrap manufactures also make tint-wraps for windows, headlights, etc. I'm guessing they are just as flexible/moldable as their other wraps? I was thinking about this for my build. Has anyone...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-27-2021, 09:50 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 538,294
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thank you sir. :)

Thank you sir. :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 538,294
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thank you. Yes, it's Flightline... black...

Thank you. Yes, it's Flightline... black UltraLeather with black suede inserts and orange accents. I'm very pleased how it came out and Abby was great to work with.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 650
Views: 538,294
Posted By BobbyLucas
Test fit of the interior!...

Test fit of the interior! :D

https://i.imgur.com/yNubpqPl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/KLrFEsEl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/phXKm0Jl.jpg
Forum: Glass Cockpit 04-19-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 143,428
Posted By BobbyLucas
I second this. RV-12iS build is still in process,...

I second this. RV-12iS build is still in process, but G3X system has been ordered. I just hope my counterpart has the same preferences as me.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By BobbyLucas
I have two different brands of fluting pliers and...

I have two different brands of fluting pliers and neither of them worked as-is for tight places like this. I had to grind the tips down so they would flute further in.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,824
Posted By BobbyLucas
Smile Awesome, thanks Tony! The pics are very helpful...

Awesome, thanks Tony! The pics are very helpful too. Yeah, I definitely plan to wait until after fit-up to fully rivet that rear stub.

So my front spar stub should be fine and any fore-aft play is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 20,824
Posted By BobbyLucas
Question After reading this resurrected thread I'm...

After reading this resurrected thread I'm wondering about the stub spar fit-up I did during my fuse build. (Wing kit won't be here for another 18 weeks or so). I posted about it in another...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,775
Posted By BobbyLucas
Well, after reading this recently revived old...

Well, after reading this recently revived old thread: https://vansairforce.net/community/showthread.php?t=47846, I am once again concerned/unsure about the filing of the stub spars.

Specifically...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,282
Posted By BobbyLucas
Check with Giving Wings Aviation in Traverse...

Check with Giving Wings Aviation in Traverse City, MI. I was recently told their ULS was for sale on Barnstormer because they were replacing it with an iS.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By BobbyLucas
Ok, thanks. I was just curious. Either the...

Ok, thanks. I was just curious. Either the back-ordered items are now in, which would make sense since you got yours, or they are specific to the Dynon package, because Van's told me their lead time...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2021, 07:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,281
Posted By BobbyLucas
Koger, with no 'r' ...just for the benefit of...

Koger, with no 'r' ...just for the benefit of people doing a forum search. ;)

Sold through https://kogersunshades.com/ and Van's:...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2021, 06:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,297
Posted By BobbyLucas
Great tip. I haven't started my gear yet, so I...

Great tip. I haven't started my gear yet, so I will incorporate this as I go. Or will that jeopardize my E-LSA cert?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By BobbyLucas
Nice! Can I ask how long it took from final...

Nice! Can I ask how long it took from final payment to delivery?
Forum: Midwest 02-18-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By BobbyLucas
Just got off the phone with THE Man himself,...

Just got off the phone with THE Man himself, Franklin Argentine, at the Michigan Department of Treasury - Aircraft Unit, Discovery and Tax Enforcement. My mind has been set at ease! It was a very...
Forum: Midwest 02-16-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By BobbyLucas
I should buy a lottery ticket... Both TaxAct and...

I should buy a lottery ticket... Both TaxAct and the MI treasury called me back!

TaxAct was of no use, although the nice lady, Bobbie, certainly tried. Honestly I think they changed their software...
Forum: Midwest 02-16-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By BobbyLucas
Luckily it's a bit simpler with an RV-12;...

Luckily it's a bit simpler with an RV-12; everything but paint is included in the kits from Van's. Which tax form are you referring to?
Forum: Midwest 02-16-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By BobbyLucas
So are you just going to put a lump sum on this...

So are you just going to put a lump sum on this year's MI-1040 to cover everything but the engine, or did they provide different instructions in their request for payment?
Forum: Midwest 02-16-2021, 11:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thanks for the heads up, didn't realize Michigan...

Thanks for the heads up, didn't realize Michigan had been added to the list. Looks like that was updated in Jan 2020? I just checked my last order, down payment made in April and balance paid in...
Forum: Midwest 02-16-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By BobbyLucas
Do you know which schedule specifically? The 1040...

Do you know which schedule specifically? The 1040 itself does not have any fields that I can see to describe what it is you're paying the use-tax for, it only says how much tax you paid. Does your...
Forum: Midwest 02-16-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By BobbyLucas
I'll allow it. :D I was thinking the same...

I'll allow it. :D



I was thinking the same thing, but I could not find the information anywhere in my TaxAct account online, or the paper copy in my file, or the downloaded pdf.

What's worse, from...
Forum: Midwest 02-16-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By BobbyLucas
Question Michigan Builders - Use Tax

(Please, pretty please, only reply if you have information specific to Michigan, or can point me to someone who does)

Michigan builders: Did you pay-as-you-go for use tax on your kits, or pay the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 07:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,978
Posted By BobbyLucas
Yes, I didn't state that properly... I meant that...

Yes, I didn't state that properly... I meant that part of my ownership would be paid for in labor. We would still each have an equal share in the LLC/plane, he would just have a little more out of...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,978
Posted By BobbyLucas
Great discussion and feedback from all. :) I'm...

Great discussion and feedback from all. :)

I'm leaning towards no "compensation" for labor... As others have mentioned, I'm doing it because I enjoy it and get satisfaction from it. I was never...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,978
Posted By BobbyLucas
Yeah, neither of us is looking to split hairs;...

Yeah, neither of us is looking to split hairs; just want to put some kind of build equity into the equation. Whatever rate we decide on will be a drop in the bucket of the total project cost. Who...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2021, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,978
Posted By BobbyLucas
Yup, exactly. I assume we'll form an LLC that...

Yup, exactly. I assume we'll form an LLC that will own the plane... The value we agree on for labor would feed into the equation for percent ownership in the LLC. $10/hr was kicking around my head...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-13-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,978
Posted By BobbyLucas
How to value build-time in a partnership

I'm looking to take on a partner in my on-going RV-12iS build and we're looking for some advice about putting a dollar amount, or equity percentage, on build-time spent...

I know when selling an...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-13-2021, 05:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,003
Posted By BobbyLucas
Sterling from Van's support said that he would...

Sterling from Van's support said that he would notify engineering that it would be better to reference another nut, like the AN310.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2021, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,003
Posted By BobbyLucas
Nancy confirmed they are not on the packing list...

Nancy confirmed they are not on the packing list and suggested contacting support for further information, but since they are temporary, I just used some other nuts and moved on.

In the interest of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,381
Posted By BobbyLucas
Response from Van's: "the lead time on the 12...

Response from Van's: "the lead time on the 12 wings was 14 weeks, but now that we have Covid going thru that department, we might need to extend the lead times out a bit. You might want to plan for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2021, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,381
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thanks for the heads up. Website currently says...

Thanks for the heads up. Website currently says 14 weeks. I hope new orders won't have a 7 month lead time, but just in case, I sent an email to Van's. I will post their response here.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2021, 08:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,532
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thumbs up Thanks for weighing in Greg!

Thanks for weighing in Greg!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,497
Posted By BobbyLucas
For iS builders, this post is referring to the...

For iS builders, this post is referring to the nutplates called out in figures 3 and 4 of page 21iS/U-08 (Rev.0 9/18/17).

This is where the flap crank assembly will be installed later on page...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-06-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,315
Posted By BobbyLucas
I have not contacted support. After working...

I have not contacted support. After working through it, I am confident this is correct. If the brake pedals were parallel with the rudder pedals then, in the neutral position, the brake pedals would...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-05-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,315
Posted By BobbyLucas
Hmm, so maybe I was focusing on the wrong part of...

Hmm, so maybe I was focusing on the wrong part of the torque tube assembly being vertical...

Now I'm thinking that it's the two center brackets that are supposed to be vertical and not the rudder...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-05-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,315
Posted By BobbyLucas
Question Brake Pedal Alignment

Page 28iS/U-02...

Step 4 has you clamp the torque tube assembly to the work surface and then lock the rudder pedals into the neutral position. The result is that the rudder pedals are not vertical,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-05-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,003
Posted By BobbyLucas
Good to know there's something up here... I've...

Good to know there's something up here... I've been searching for these nuts for half an hour now. I don't even have a bag 2704 on my packing list... Of course now I realize this is 11 years later...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,532
Posted By BobbyLucas
Geez Niner, grumpy much? :p Not sure I needed...

Geez Niner, grumpy much? :p Not sure I needed polls explained to me, but I always appreciate a Soylent Green reference. ;) Anyway, that post was largely intended to be tongue-in-cheek, hence the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,532
Posted By BobbyLucas
BTW, Microsoft Flight (2012) had an RV-6A. It's...

BTW, Microsoft Flight (2012) had an RV-6A. It's available on Steam.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2021, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,532
Posted By BobbyLucas
I agree, MSFS 2020 is pretty awesome. I've only...

I agree, MSFS 2020 is pretty awesome. I've only been through the training missions so far, but man is it accurate from what I remember from my C152 training two years ago.

I never completed my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2021, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,532
Posted By BobbyLucas
In hindsight, maybe I shouldn't have offered a...

In hindsight, maybe I shouldn't have offered a "no" option in the poll. :p:D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,532
Posted By BobbyLucas
I guess I should've made the poll answers public,...

I guess I should've made the poll answers public, but I thought I would still be able to see the results myself?

Could anyone who voted "willing to donate" please post here so I know who to contact...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-03-2021, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,532
Posted By BobbyLucas
I don't know what it would cost to have one of...

I don't know what it would cost to have one of the developers create one, but I'd be willing to look into it if there's enough interest.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-02-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,532
Posted By BobbyLucas
RV-12 for MS Flight Simulator 2020?

I'm wondering if Van's is working with anyone to develop an RV12-iST for MSFS 2020? Seems it would be a great opportunity for visibility and would complement the use of the plane in flight schools.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-01-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,976
Posted By BobbyLucas
Got my new part from Van's and it was a dead-nuts...

Got my new part from Van's and it was a dead-nuts match to the machined base. :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-18-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,976
Posted By BobbyLucas
Got the final answer from Van's - my F-1231A-FR...

Got the final answer from Van's - my F-1231A-FR is out of spec and they will be sending another.

Interesting side-note: The roll bar frames are hydroformed.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,976
Posted By BobbyLucas
When did you get your kit? I took delivery in...

When did you get your kit? I took delivery in early March 2020.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-14-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,976
Posted By BobbyLucas
The pictures were taken on the bench with the...

The pictures were taken on the bench with the structure disassembled - the best possible chance for alignment. There is simply no adjustment in the fit-up, the base is press-fit into the roll...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-13-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,976
Posted By BobbyLucas
Rollover Structure Issue - bad part?

I got the rollover structure all clecoed together and slid onto the bases(attached to fuse) without any issue, but when I went to cleco the structure to the bases, I found one side was so bad that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2020, 05:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,415
Posted By BobbyLucas
The deadline has always been 2023. I'll repost my...

The deadline has always been 2023. I'll repost my previous quote here:

"The NPRM must be released [in late 2021 or early 2022] to allow FAA to have a finished regulation by the end of 2023. The 2023...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-09-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,415
Posted By BobbyLucas
I won't touch the politics bait with a ten foot...

I won't touch the politics bait with a ten foot pole, even if I agree, :p

Thanks for the cue to check my grammar though. :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-09-2020, 05:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,415
Posted By BobbyLucas
Might want to factor in risk of MOSAIC as well....

Might want to factor in risk of MOSAIC as well. If sport pilots are able to fly more capable planes in a few years it could reduce the value of "legacy" LSAs. If, could, might... I accepted this risk...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-09-2020, 04:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,822
Posted By BobbyLucas
Exactly! Just move 235 miles north and join me in...

Exactly! Just move 235 miles north and join me in my RV-12iS build! :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-09-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,946
Posted By BobbyLucas
That only affects the direction of travel, but I...

That only affects the direction of travel, but I like your thinking!

This reminds me of an old commercial for the Lincoln Mark VIII: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLbzr1cbPPU

Loved that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,467
Posted By BobbyLucas
Makes sense, that gun has a much slower...

Makes sense, that gun has a much slower controlled pull compared to a pneumatic.

For the lube, I recommend WD40 or something with a similar thin consistency. 3-IN-ONE oil did not work well for me; I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,845
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thumbs up I agree. Thanks for the link.

I agree. Thanks for the link.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2020, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,845
Posted By BobbyLucas
Unhappy No Joy

Response from Stein in regards to adding LEMO plugs to an RV-12iS wiring harness:
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-01-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 10,940
Posted By BobbyLucas
Awesome pics, looks like a blast!

Awesome pics, looks like a blast!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-06-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,804
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thumbs up I'll second that. Nancy, or Detective Baird as I...

I'll second that. Nancy, or Detective Baird as I call her, is awesome!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-29-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 11,290
Posted By BobbyLucas
You're very welcome Kenny!

You're very welcome Kenny!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,819
Posted By BobbyLucas
Thumbs up Cool, thanks for the education! :)

Cool, thanks for the education! :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-25-2020, 05:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,819
Posted By BobbyLucas
I've read that Rotax's operating instructions...

I've read that Rotax's operating instructions prohibit the use of a Rotax engine at night or in IFR conditions unless it is the FAA type-certificated engine, i.e the 912iSc. I didn't think RV-12 used...
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