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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2021, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,879
Posted By Amadeus
I like it! When not using it as a jack I can see...

I like it!

When not using it as a jack I can see various other uses for this device.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-18-2021, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,879
Posted By Amadeus
I'm doing the jacking on Wednesday to install the...

I'm doing the jacking on Wednesday to install the Wheel Fairing hardware and I plan to use Jon's method. I have the appropriate lumber and C-clamps along with the floor jack to do the lifting.

For...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,879
Posted By Amadeus
How To Jack Up RV-12iS?

I found this write up from Vans that says the proper jacking point for RV aircraft is the tie down point: https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq-technical-builder-items/how-to-jack-up-an-rv/

However,...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 10-01-2021, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Amadeus
G3X Displays Dim When NAV/STROBE Fuse Blows

Flying RV-12iS with Garmin dual G3X system. Occasionally the NAV/STROBE fuse will blow and when it does the G3X displays go dark. Are the G3X screens routed through the NAV/STROBE fuse? It doesn't...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,227
Posted By Amadeus
After 30 years of flying Cessna and Diamond...

After 30 years of flying Cessna and Diamond aircraft where tach time is always significantly lower than Hobb's time this has confused me, too. I know that ECO mode is still 97% power but 97% is still...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2021, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By Amadeus
Ceiling

The ceiling figure has been brought to my attention.

17,300 is correct according to the POH.

Thanks to all for looking this over.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By Amadeus
15886 15887 Thank you. I was on a Foreflight...

15886

15887

Thank you. I was on a Foreflight webinar last night while doing this and forgot that I just WAG'ed, I mean estimated, the ARMs in a hurry.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By Amadeus
Forgot the Performance Profile

15884

I set up the Performance Profile to reflect the values for once cruising. This means that initial climb at take off (75kt) is not the Climb TAS displayed in the setup. I account for the fuel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By Amadeus
Here is what I did - not sure if it is correct.

Please advise....

15883

Please advise....

15882

Please advise....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2021, 11:05 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 392
Posted By Amadeus
12iS Fuse Panel

Has anyone exchanged the fuse panel for circuit breakers in a -12iS?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 451,231
Posted By Amadeus
Fuses?

Has anyone modified from fuses to breakers after certification?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,671
Posted By Amadeus
Congratulations! I, too, am a new -12iS owner...

Congratulations!

I, too, am a new -12iS owner and can only offer help with number 2. Rainbow Aviation has a two-day inspection course for $450. I have already taken it and am waiting for the FAA to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By Amadeus
Is yours a 12 or a 12iS? When it is anything...

Is yours a 12 or a 12iS?

When it is anything other than CAVU conditions then I just leave the landing lights on wig wag in the 12iS. If the strobes, nav and wig wag landing lights don't make me...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,784
Posted By Amadeus
What do I do about the placard on the panel?

What do I do about the placard on the panel?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,784
Posted By Amadeus
No but ASTM rules apply to all aircraft...

No but ASTM rules apply to all aircraft identified as LSA. There is also a placard on the panel that states no flight into IMC because of the ASTM definition of LSA.

As much as I want it to be true...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,784
Posted By Amadeus
Are you sure about this? I'm hoping so as I am...

Are you sure about this? I'm hoping so as I am itching to have the GPS175 added to the Garmin avionics package!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 590,558
Posted By Amadeus
Thank you! I knew I wanted the blue and white but...

Thank you! I knew I wanted the blue and white but the accent color was up in the air - something bright, was leaning toward a shade of orange until the last minute then switched to the chartreuse....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2021, 05:21 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 590,558
Posted By Amadeus
Photos of Paint Job

After receiving a few requests to post photos post paint job but not sure where to post them. I have been busy getting ADS-B Out working, getting Garmin firmware and databases updated and lastly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2021, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By Amadeus
I just set up AOA this week. Unfortunately I...

I just set up AOA this week. Unfortunately I didn't take screenshots while doing it but I can tell you that using autopilot, specifically the IAS, made it very easy. I had a safety pilot that was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,268
Posted By Amadeus
After reading this thread I decided today to...

After reading this thread I decided today to attempt a start at 40% throttle. Before today I always turned the key with the throttle at 50% immediately reducing RPM to 2300 - 2500 which leaves the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,672
Posted By Amadeus
Not normal. That sounds something like an intake...

Not normal. That sounds something like an intake manifold leak.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,784
Posted By Amadeus
Agree 100% Anywhere I have ever used an ILS...

Agree 100%

Anywhere I have ever used an ILS approach there were RNAV with LPV approaches available. As far as flying a route you can always flightplan using the VORs as waypoints so you will follow...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-24-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,784
Posted By Amadeus
15047 Now I'm really confused. I've never...

15047

Now I'm really confused. I've never actually looked at this as I have been told with the utmost certainty that the RV-12iS is NOT eligible for IFR flight yet right there in #23 it says...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,784
Posted By Amadeus
I'm flying again Wednesday afternoon and will...

I'm flying again Wednesday afternoon and will pull them and snap a picture (unless someone else posts the wording before I leave to fly).
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 07:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,784
Posted By Amadeus
There are a handful of -12's out there that were...

There are a handful of -12's out there that were not limited to VFR because they were built before the change in LSA language prohibiting it went through. My E-LSA -12iS has the Garmin dual display...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,285
Posted By Amadeus
RV-9A

The RV-12 was designed to meet the needs of a certain niche. Look at the RV-9A. Build costs are very similar so why try to make impossible changes to the -12 when the -9A has everything you are...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,784
Posted By Amadeus
Economical Flying

The -12iS can get you around at 120mph while burning just 4.1gph of autogas. When I travel plan on google maps for driving then flight plan on ForeFlight for the -12iS I find that it is far more...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-21-2021, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,031
Posted By Amadeus
Agreed!

I have flown many hours in a DA-40 with G1000 and am very impressed with the G3X capabilities. I believe the G3X is more user friendly and can do even more than the G1000 (not sure if this is true...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-19-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,085
Posted By Amadeus
Why not just add a GPS175 and GA35 antenna?...

Why not just add a GPS175 and GA35 antenna?
Autopilot is VERY nice for IFR but not necessary.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,886
Posted By Amadeus
Why didn't I think of that? I did not. I...

Why didn't I think of that?

I did not. I replaced the blown fuse then used the NAV Strobe lights during flight and it did not blow again. Had I thought about it I could've pulled the fuse in flight...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,886
Posted By Amadeus
Oddity. Did preflight yesterday and discovered a...

Oddity.

Did preflight yesterday and discovered a blown fuse on NAV Strobe. Replaced fuse then checked the Stall "Horn" per normal procedure and it worked! While flying I decided to do a stall to see...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,505
Posted By Amadeus
Congratulations!

Congratulations!
Forum: ADS-B 08-17-2021, 06:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,270
Posted By Amadeus
ADS-B Out is working correctly again! Whew....

ADS-B Out is working correctly again!

Whew. Thanks to all!

Jayson
Forum: ADS-B 08-16-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,270
Posted By Amadeus
I realized as I was doing the Firmware update...

I realized as I was doing the Firmware update that the current version was 8.71 as I updated to version 8.82 thus skipping an update. Could this be an issue?
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2021, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By Amadeus
Thank you! I will download the complete manual.

Thank you!

I will download the complete manual.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,886
Posted By Amadeus
Stall Warning & AOA

I just picked up from the paint shop and found that there is no stall horn ("horn" meaning a warning over the headset) or angle-of-attack sounds. AOA does work as the indicator on the G3X screen...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-15-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,979
Posted By Amadeus
My 912iS is currently cruising 4500 MSL @ 5000...

My 912iS is currently cruising 4500 MSL @ 5000 RPM burning 4.7 GPH while cruising 105kt.

I do not yet have wheel pants and I just picked up from paint shop yesterday and have not installed the gap...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2021, 04:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By Amadeus
Thanks! I have Section 35 beginning at 35-50 so...

Thanks!

I have Section 35 beginning at 35-50 so I'm suspecting those instructions were somewhere (likely page 1) in 35-01 to 35-49.
Forum: Glass Cockpit 08-15-2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 628
Posted By Amadeus
Garmin G3X Configuration Mode

What are the steps to get into configuration mode on a Garmin G3X?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-27-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,017
Posted By Amadeus
Wheel Fairings

I'm on the fence about wheel fairings. Aesthetically they look like the poufs (or "pompoms") on a poodle. Like on a poodle I have to believe that they offer a practical purpose.

Do they increase...
Forum: ADS-B 07-26-2021, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,270
Posted By Amadeus
"...running from an external power...

"...running from an external power supply..."

Does this mean simply connecting the battery clips of the Optimate TM-275 to the battery terminals then plugging in the Optimate TM-275 to an electrical...
Forum: ADS-B 07-23-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,270
Posted By Amadeus
Make sense to do it in the hangar! External...

Make sense to do it in the hangar!

External power supply.....something like a battery charger with clamps on positive and negative of the battery?
Forum: ADS-B 07-23-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,270
Posted By Amadeus
Is the GPS Info page found after clicking MENU...

Is the GPS Info page found after clicking MENU twice on the PFD? Do you have a screen shot of how this page should look?

Jay
Forum: ADS-B 07-23-2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,270
Posted By Amadeus
Is updating time consuming? Difficult?

Is updating time consuming? Difficult?
Forum: ADS-B 07-23-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,270
Posted By Amadeus
Thank you for the screen shot and details! The...

Thank you for the screen shot and details!

The aircraft is in the paint shop and I will not be able to check anything until it is time to pick up. I will take your screen shot with me, along with...
Forum: ADS-B 07-22-2021, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,270
Posted By Amadeus
Will updating the database and firmware correct...

Will updating the database and firmware correct these issues?
Forum: ADS-B 07-21-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,270
Posted By Amadeus
ADS-B NIC, SIL, SDA Error & Garmin Update

I posted this in the "Glass Cockpit" forum but believe it belongs here instead. My avionics are:

Two GDU 460 (G3X Touch)
GSU 25 (ADAHRS)
GMU 11 (magnetometer)
GA 36 (WAAS Antenna)
GTX 35R...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-21-2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,956
Posted By Amadeus
Again, a little tilt will make the width of the...

Again, a little tilt will make the width of the trailered stabilator narrower.

Either use a 2"x4" on the floor of the trailer along one main gear to create the tilt OR perhaps letting the air out...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,956
Posted By Amadeus
You never mention specifically how the stabilator...

You never mention specifically how the stabilator tip fairings affect trailering but I'm going to assume "width" and the laws around width of towed items on the road. Go ahead and install them now,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,956
Posted By Amadeus
Mark me down for one, as well. I personally put...

Mark me down for one, as well. I personally put just over 340,000 miles (of its 467,000 total miles) on a 1985 Mercedes-Benz 300D and can attest to the durability of the MB diesel. The complete air...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2021, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,242
Posted By Amadeus
Simple. Yet no doubt effective!

Simple. Yet no doubt effective!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-14-2021, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,956
Posted By Amadeus
Roll Bar Protection

It was a small consideration for me but then I thought about how the tank is housed within the confines of the roll bar area rather than out on a limb....as in out on the wing ready to be ruptured by...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,324
Posted By Amadeus
The paint shop offers a second layer of clearcoat...

The paint shop offers a second layer of clearcoat for an additional $2,000. They claim it adds more luster and also more protection. Is this true? Is it necessary? Paintwork is expensive already and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-13-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,324
Posted By Amadeus
Thanks Mac (and everyone else). The paint shop...

Thanks Mac (and everyone else). The paint shop I'm planning to use paints with AzkoNobel product. That info is appreciated. That shade of blue is beautiful!

Is there a quality difference between PPG...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2021, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,324
Posted By Amadeus
Paint Code

Does anyone know the paint code (and manufacturer) for the blue of the S-LSA RV-12iS?

13591
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,242
Posted By Amadeus
Fiberglass? Plastic? Sort of like the wing roots...

Fiberglass? Plastic? Sort of like the wing roots of a Cessna 172?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,242
Posted By Amadeus
With removable wings it seems there would be a...

With removable wings it seems there would be a gap between the fuselage and the spar end of the wings that would cost a few knots of airspeed. Is there any sort of "gap filler" piece that fits...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2021, 11:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,246
Posted By Amadeus
Pilot decision making is crucial whether flying...

Pilot decision making is crucial whether flying an LSA, Cessna 150, Diamond DA40, F-22 Raptor, day, night, VMC, IMC, alone or with a passenger. I would NOT take an RV-12iS into IMC weather but it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-12-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,258
Posted By Amadeus
Reminds me of the Partridge Family tour bus. Yes,...

Reminds me of the Partridge Family tour bus. Yes, I'm old.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-19-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,383
Posted By Amadeus
How about main gear width with and without wheel...

How about main gear width with and without wheel pants? It appears that most standard build trailers have an 80" deck width. Will the -12iS fit between the side rails with (or without) wheel pants?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2021, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By Amadeus
That changes everything. I intended to have a...

That changes everything. I intended to have a cannon located there as bird defense.

In this case it seems an angle of attack pitot would not be feasible. What about heated?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-17-2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By Amadeus
Heated AOA Pitot

Doing the preflight on a Diamond DA40 before flying this morning I was feeling the heated pitot verifying it indeed did warm up which then made me think - the wings are removable on the RV-12iS which...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,940
Posted By Amadeus
I 'got it' as well. :D E.F. Hutton made a...

I 'got it' as well. :D

E.F. Hutton made a comeback attempt just before the market declines of 2008/2009. Their timing wasn't the best, after all.

https://youtu.be/l6ua5xCOlhM
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,983
Posted By Amadeus
Thanks for the heads up! I called Giving Wings...

Thanks for the heads up! I called Giving Wings and Vans has a delay in the factory due to the virus situation and they are being told it will be this fall before they can take delivery of the new...
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