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Old 04-18-2022, 05:37 PM
gemiller gemiller is offline
 
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The article states specifically:

"Be sure to ask the seller of an E-SLA if any modifications have been made to the aircraft post certification without authorization from the manufacturer."

Perhaps the author meant S-SLA.
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Old 06-24-2022, 12:52 PM
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Another clear fuel filler hose modification, inspired by earlier posts in this thread. I also shortened the neck a little to allow for a bigger window. The legacy RV-12 requires 1.75" ID hose; I ordered from https://www.pacificcustoms.com/ac201050-175.html.
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Old 07-08-2022, 11:11 PM
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I'm about to begin building an RV-12Is-T equivalent, Dual G3XT's, Basically an IFR trainer with all options in the panel.

I have been spoiled having dual com radios and I wanted to add a second com to this airplane. Both Van's and Stein Air refused to help out stating it is not part of the approved package... Understood. It can't be added until after Certification.

The G3XT is fully capable of controlling a com 2. I am wondering if a second com would exceed the electrical capacity of the 912is Sport... Especially with all of the electrical options offered by Van's installed on the airplane?

Has anyone put in a second com after getting their 12 certified?
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Old 07-09-2022, 06:33 AM
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A GTR 225 com radio typically draws 0.6 amps, not much.
Read THIS POST.
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Old 07-13-2022, 11:50 PM
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Thanks for the info.

I'm thinking about the Garmin GTR 20 REMOTE COMM, there's not a lot of panel space left!
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Old 07-14-2022, 08:31 AM
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Default Flap Switch

Has anyone moved their flap switch from the center console to the panel? And/or, has anyone reversed the switch so that switch up is flaps up, and switch down is flaps down? The position and orientation of the switch drives me crazy!
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Old 07-14-2022, 09:51 AM
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Yup, I immediately reversed the flap switch. I had to call Vanís to confirm the plans were correct. Was told itís to operate in the direction of a manual flap handle. Since +90% of my flying had been with electric flaps, reversing was a safer option for me. And a friend of mine did add a flap switch to their iS panel.
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Old 07-14-2022, 05:20 PM
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Yup, I immediately reversed the flap switch. I had to call Vanís to confirm the plans were correct. Was told itís to operate in the direction of a manual flap handle. Since +90% of my flying had been with electric flaps, reversing was a safer option for me. And a friend of mine did add a flap switch to their iS panel.
Thanks! I knew the reason was that they though it should emulate a manual flap handle. But that's bunk! Every pilot I've flown with in the -12 repeatedly moves the switch the wrong way. When you see a switch, you don't think "flap handle". That just doesn't jibe.

If I could, I'd either reorient the switch, or move it to the panel where it would be a lot handier to find and to operate. The way it is just doesn't compute in my mind (or the minds of everyone I fly with).
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Old 07-14-2022, 07:51 PM
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Default Flap Switch

I moved mine to the panel. Bought a double throw double pole center off momentary one direction switch and one of the switch covers that looks like a "flap" from A.S. and just extended the wiring from the console switch. I left the console switch in place but it is no longer connected.
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Old 07-14-2022, 08:09 PM
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I left the console switch in place but it is no longer connected.
For what it's worth.... if you leave a switch in place and it is inoperable... you should mark it as such... "INOP"
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