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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By AeroDog
Sealing the rear window

Has anyone used something other than ProSeal to seal the rear window on the RV-12? I dread ProSeal under any circumstances and I hate buying more of it for such a small amount needed. I have about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-02-2021, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By AeroDog
I talked to a couple of -12 owners at Oshkosh who...

I talked to a couple of -12 owners at Oshkosh who had used tape like the glider guys do rather than the provided seal. Any thoughts on this?

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,328
Posted By AeroDog
I cleaned the aluminum with alcohol then put the...

I cleaned the aluminum with alcohol then put the 2080 on dry, wrapping the vinyl around the edges. I'm quite pleased with the outcome. I used black anodized button-head machine screws, even on the...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 10-24-2021, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By AeroDog
Beautiful airplanes. Beautiful scenery.

Beautiful airplanes. Beautiful scenery.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,919
Posted By AeroDog
Remember that the stabilator is attached to the...

Remember that the stabilator is attached to the aircraft with two 1/4 inch bolts. Scares me every time I think about it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2021, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By AeroDog
Thanks, Scott. I believe the KAI should be...

Thanks, Scott. I believe the KAI should be changed to reflect this.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-15-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By AeroDog
Put more simply: For anyone who has installed...

Put more simply: For anyone who has installed the dimmer knob on the center panel, did you install the two pins from the potentiometer into the backshell which connects to the AV-50001 or to the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2021, 09:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 753
Posted By AeroDog
Page 42M-05 Dimmer Potentiometer

From the KAI:

Step 1: Remove the backshell from the WH-00031 Switch Module Harness 25-pin D-Sub connector labeled "SWITCHES" with a yellow heat-shrink band as shown in Figure 3.

Figure 3 clearly...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-30-2021, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,548
Posted By AeroDog
As a publicity stunt Aero Commander once removed...

As a publicity stunt Aero Commander once removed the prop from one side and flew coast to coast. This was back in the 50s as I recall (yeah, I'm that old).
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 09-26-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 878
Posted By AeroDog
Bottom up is so quick and easy I can't imagine...

Bottom up is so quick and easy I can't imagine doing it any other way.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-18-2021, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,376
Posted By AeroDog
I had to trim quite a bit on the sides to get the...

I had to trim quite a bit on the sides to get the called-for 1/8th inch clearance with the canopy in a relaxed state.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,328
Posted By AeroDog
Thanks for all the advice. I went with the 3M...

Thanks for all the advice. I went with the 3M 2080.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,328
Posted By AeroDog
Faux carbon fiber used for instrument panel

Does anyone know which carbon-look vinyl the factory uses on the instrument panels of the -12is. Amazon shows quite a few choices, some of which appear too reflective.

Thanks,

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2021, 10:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,267
Posted By AeroDog
Or tape it like the glider guys.

Or tape it like the glider guys.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,474
Posted By AeroDog
I recently had my first tech counselor visit at...

I recently had my first tech counselor visit at exactly this stage and it was a great experience. He thoroughly check everything and it gave me peace of mind that I hadn't realized I needed. Make...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,957
Posted By AeroDog
If I had it to do over again, I'd do the kits in...

If I had it to do over again, I'd do the kits in the order suggested by Van's.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-23-2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,485
Posted By AeroDog
Maybe that's the reason I didn't see them in the...

Maybe that's the reason I didn't see them in the index. Thanks.

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-21-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,485
Posted By AeroDog
Gallagher insurance

I don't see Gallagher insurance among the advertisers. Are they still with us?

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-31-2021, 03:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,096
Posted By AeroDog
A damper is a component in a dynamic system which...

A damper is a component in a dynamic system which converts mechanical energy into thermal energy. The things on your car incorrectly called shocks are really dampers.

A dampener makes something...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-25-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,593
Posted By AeroDog
Engine before avionics?

I have bought and started installing the firewall-forward kit before purchasing the avionics kit. Right away I see that I'm supposed to connect wiring to parts from the avionics kit since the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 623
Posted By AeroDog
One more fiberglass question

I've used the search tool, read all of Dan's articles and lots of others but can't find this answer. Using West 105/206 epoxy, what is approximately the minimum time I need to let it cure before...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-29-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,822
Posted By AeroDog
I re-made the bushings on a lathe, used the thin...

I re-made the bushings on a lathe, used the thin washers on the ends, still had the slight play. Careful measurements revealed that the tube which is welded into the control column was very slightly...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,555
Posted By AeroDog
I did it with the stabilator and rudder on (see...

I did it with the stabilator and rudder on (see my blog) then bragged that I was going to fly the airplane after having installed the stabilator only one time. When the time came to move the project...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2021, 10:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,860
Posted By AeroDog
Which RV do you have. Obviously not a -12. Jerre

Which RV do you have. Obviously not a -12.

Jerre
Forum: Reviews 12-07-2020, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,761
Posted By AeroDog
Very cool! Too bad they don't have a -12.

Very cool! Too bad they don't have a -12.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-01-2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 11,213
Posted By AeroDog
Burt Rutan once said that on average, each...

Burt Rutan once said that on average, each airplane you build equals 1.7 wives.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,393
Posted By AeroDog
Put a spacer under one main wheel that tilts the...

Put a spacer under one main wheel that tilts the airplane 17 degrees. That'll put the width just under 8 feet.;). What I would actually do is simply declare 8'-4" to be close enough.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2020, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,358
Posted By AeroDog
Mine fit with no modification. I'd check that...

Mine fit with no modification. I'd check that you got the right part.

JH
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-27-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,381
Posted By AeroDog
Kinda like a Gurney flap (or wicker) on a race...

Kinda like a Gurney flap (or wicker) on a race car wing or spoiler.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-28-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,193
Posted By AeroDog
I didn't get the PM. --Jerre

I didn't get the PM. --Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-25-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,193
Posted By AeroDog
werxcv01, could you give the complete cost for...

werxcv01, could you give the complete cost for that?

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-28-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,848
Posted By AeroDog
I've owned many Streamlights over the years and...

I've owned many Streamlights over the years and never had one fail (I lose them). I even put one through the washer and it lit right up.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 21,203
Posted By AeroDog
Amazingly, I had planned to order the engine kit...

Amazingly, I had planned to order the engine kit today until I heard about this new exhaust. For new kits that come with the new exhaust, what will the price difference be?

Jerre

Edit: I ordered...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-04-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,025
Posted By AeroDog
Nice looking fairings. Are you planning to offer...

Nice looking fairings. Are you planning to offer these for other RV models?

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-04-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,416
Posted By AeroDog
AOPA mag article on RV-12

Just read Dave Hirschman's writeup on the RV-12 wherein he says he got 135 KTAS cruise on a ferry flight in a 912ULS-powered machine. Is this a typo?

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-15-2020, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,777
Posted By AeroDog
Along those lines, do you have wheel pants? ...

Along those lines, do you have wheel pants? Partially enclosed tires (wheel pants) are the only ones I've seen rotate continuously in flight. The rotation is slow.

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,537
Posted By AeroDog
Thanks, Dave. I found and ordered it immediately...

Thanks, Dave. I found and ordered it immediately after posting the question (should get it tomorrow). That's an incredible endorsement on Schmetterling from Richard Collins comparing you to Gordon...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,593
Posted By AeroDog
Down Under? I think he's Up Over. Edit: I...

Down Under? I think he's Up Over.

Edit: I thought you meant Newall. Now I see.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-02-2020, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,537
Posted By AeroDog
Dave, Maybe it's here and I simply can't find...

Dave,

Maybe it's here and I simply can't find it, but please post instructions for how to order your book.

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-20-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,930
Posted By AeroDog
Is the whole thing vinyl or is the white paint? ...

Is the whole thing vinyl or is the white paint? This airplane looks terrific!

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-18-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,701
Posted By AeroDog
Great vid! You should do a video following a...

Great vid! You should do a video following a river and set it to Stephen Stills' Treetop Flyer.
Forum: Reviews 06-17-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By AeroDog
Shout out to Stewart Transport

I recently had to move my RV-12 project (lacking only engine and avionics) from North Carolina to Colorado (KLMO). Read all the threads on the forums and decided to do it myself. My best estimate...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 14,437
Posted By AeroDog
Reading the document, it appears that the "low...

Reading the document, it appears that the "low cost" replacement motor for those of us with the older version is limited to those with bent or timed-out units. Mine, on a not-yet-flying airplane, is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2020, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,685
Posted By AeroDog
Or a reamer.

Or a reamer.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-26-2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,445
Posted By AeroDog
What happened to the first pic?

What happened to the first pic?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-07-2020, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,228
Posted By AeroDog
I don't see what you're talking about.

I don't see what you're talking about.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,961
Posted By AeroDog
The AN526C-632R8 that I need are for the rear...

The AN526C-632R8 that I need are for the rear window on my -12. These screws supplied with the kit are non-structural stainless. I'm guessing they're available in black oxide finish.

BTW, Dave,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-25-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,961
Posted By AeroDog
Source for black oxide stainless screws

Tried the search function to no avail. Specifically, I need AN526C-632 stainless screws with a black oxide finish. I tried painting with poor results. Tried McMaster-Carr, no joy.

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-22-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,379
Posted By AeroDog
I want one!

I want one!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-21-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,764
Posted By AeroDog
That used to be possible. I did it. Don't know...

That used to be possible. I did it. Don't know about now.

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-15-2020, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,100
Posted By AeroDog
Wow. This is the best selection I've seen. They...

Wow. This is the best selection I've seen. They have everything I need. Thanks!

Jerre
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-14-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,100
Posted By AeroDog
Drilling plexi: enlarging an existing hole

Van's advice for enlarging an existing hole in Plexiglas is to never use a drill bit but instead use either a reamer or Unibit. I need to drill #40 through the Plexiglas and roll bar, then enlarge...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-03-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,999
Posted By AeroDog
Beautiful airplane! Is the white vinyl as...

Beautiful airplane! Is the white vinyl as well?

Jerre
Forum: RV-14 02-22-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,193
Posted By AeroDog
Where did you find a #40 plexi bit?

Where did you find a #40 plexi bit?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-08-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,474
Posted By AeroDog
Heating the canopy with an electric blanket

The KAI says to heat the hangar to 80 F before drilling or cutting the Plexiglas in order to prevent cracking. This is not possible for me. Has anyone tried heating the canopy with an electric...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2020, 10:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,385
Posted By AeroDog
Thanks, guys. My gap varies across the width of...

Thanks, guys. My gap varies across the width of the airplane +- 1/16th. I guess I'm worrying about trifles.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-19-2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,385
Posted By AeroDog
A couple of canopy questions

Epoxy question: After using the search tool and reading many posts, I ended up ordering one quart of epoxy resin to do the canopy skirt (and paying an exorbitant amount for shipping). I'm now...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-18-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,243
Posted By AeroDog
I had to drill that hole also. The location is...

I had to drill that hole also. The location is spelled out somewhere which I now can't find. It's not super critical. I'll look for it.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-28-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,186
Posted By AeroDog
Then I guess I gotta go home.:(. I went Dynon. ...

Then I guess I gotta go home.:(. I went Dynon. Just ordered the servos.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-24-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,186
Posted By AeroDog
Now I remember why I'm a mechanical engineer...

Now I remember why I'm a mechanical engineer instead of electrical.;). I am thankful that you guys exist, however.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-24-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,186
Posted By AeroDog
Great idea. Thanks. Jerre

Great idea. Thanks.

Jerre
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-23-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,186
Posted By AeroDog
Jeff, I'd love to have two screens but simply...

Jeff,

I'd love to have two screens but simply can't afford it. I'm going with one screen plus an iPad with Foreflight.

I think we live about 30 minutes apart. At some point I'd like to see your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-21-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,186
Posted By AeroDog
During the fuse build, I installed brackets for...

During the fuse build, I installed brackets for the servos. I have a dim memory of someone saying these are, by default, for the Dynon AP and would have to be modified for Garmin. How much...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-20-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 18,186
Posted By AeroDog
Just re-checked my numbers on the Van's...

Just re-checked my numbers on the Van's site:
Garmin system $15,775
AP $1950
AP knobs $1200
ADSB in $1035
ADSB out $1575
...
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