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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 76,319
Posted By JFCRV12
Update: Marvel Schebler Floats 1 year later

As promised. One year later on the Marvel Schebler floats. Still within spec. I was a bit impatient and really only let them dry out a minute or two. Right side came in at 5.91, Left side at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,823
Posted By JFCRV12
No second row of spinner screws?

I noticed there's not a second row of Spinner screws (closer to tip) as there is in the stock Sensenich configuration.

Does it just connect to the original backplate only or is there a new...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2021, 08:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,823
Posted By JFCRV12
Hmm - very interesting, would love a bit more...

Hmm - very interesting, would love a bit more details on how to order, costs, install watch outs, etc. Just may end up on my Christmas list!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2021, 07:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,823
Posted By JFCRV12
Beautiful! Where did you get the spinner? Any...

Beautiful! Where did you get the spinner? Any notice performance gains?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,216
Posted By JFCRV12
I have a bit worse wear

Hereís my pics. New pitot and bushing on order.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,216
Posted By JFCRV12
Going through my condition inspection now as...

Going through my condition inspection now as well. I have wear too at 164.5 hrs TT. I'll snap a pic when back to airport.

Maintenance Manual (section 11-2) says to replace both the bushing and the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-24-2021, 02:50 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 451,762
Posted By JFCRV12
Thanks Brent! Keep us updated. In parallel,...

Thanks Brent! Keep us updated. In parallel, I'll start saving :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-24-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 451,762
Posted By JFCRV12
Nice! I've considered similar. Is there any...

Nice! I've considered similar. Is there any concern about 'power budget' with the 912ULS? Or any concerns on voltage regulator after install?

I'm interested in the mod for 2 reasons:

Training...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2021, 06:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,366
Posted By JFCRV12
Washer?

Stupid question: I purchased the new screws. Do I also use a nylon washer with them or just the screw?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,414
Posted By JFCRV12
Well - I'm guessing he didn't look very hard if...

Well - I'm guessing he didn't look very hard if he wasn't aware of what the breakout force should be set at. Tough to 'guesstimate' :)

But, the answer is 18-20lbs as referenced in Section 35-07...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2021, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,414
Posted By JFCRV12
Sure sounds like breakout force isn't properly...

Sure sounds like breakout force isn't properly set. Have you or your mechanic checked the breakout force? Takes two minutes with nose lifted so worth a shot.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-16-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,130
Posted By JFCRV12
Thumbs up Nice Post!

Nice post Jim! Forums tend to bring out the squeaky wheels as is natural because folks need help (myself certainly included).

While I'm only about 155hrs TT on my RV12/Rotax 912ULS, it's been...
Forum: Glass Cockpit 07-16-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,000
Posted By JFCRV12
This is a handy fix

Fixed: Winds aloft on the Airport WX tab now correctly shows information above 3000 feet.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-09-2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,702
Posted By JFCRV12
Yep - sent off my LODA app to the email address...

Yep - sent off my LODA app to the email address (9-AVS-AFG-LODA@faa.gov ). Took 5 minutes. Simply include name, address, email, Pilot Cert #, Aircraft Reg #, Make, Model, and Home Base. That...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-08-2021, 08:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,702
Posted By JFCRV12
Seriously? I canít get a flight review in my own...

Seriously? I canít get a flight review in my own aircraft? Or is the key word Ďcompensationí. Meaning if my cfi will do for free all is ok?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-02-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,513
Posted By JFCRV12
Same as Walt for me. No problems

Same as Walt for me. No problems
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-16-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,711
Posted By JFCRV12
I bought this

I bought this. Fits perfect

https://www.gotplugz.com/collections/pitot-tube-covers/products/vans-aircraft-5-16-flexible-cap-pitot-tube-cover-w-rbf-streamer
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-14-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,285
Posted By JFCRV12
I do? Why not?

I do? Why not?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,822
Posted By JFCRV12
Thank you! I decided to hold off because of a...

Thank you! I decided to hold off because of a known bug of winds aloft forecasts are not working in this version.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-30-2021, 03:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,329
Posted By JFCRV12
Guess it depends on your dexterity, arm length,...

Guess it depends on your dexterity, arm length, etc. I managed to do it without any extra pvc guides or rtv. But have longer arms and still somewhat flexible. I will say the toughest hole is the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-29-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,822
Posted By JFCRV12
For a Skyview HDX system on a RV12 that already...

For a Skyview HDX system on a RV12 that already has latest map updates/settings/etc installed, is the only thing needed to update to v16.02 is to install the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-26-2021, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 981
Posted By JFCRV12
I did not need to when I replaced mine

I did not need to when I replaced mine
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-26-2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,090
Posted By JFCRV12
Thumbs up Perfect. Thank you!

Perfect. Thank you!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-26-2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,090
Posted By JFCRV12
Epoxy/Flox suggestion

He there, didn't build my plane and wheel pants aren't done. About to get that project actually going...for real this time :)

Anyway, in the directions, it says to use an epoxy/flox mixture to...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-24-2021, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,178
Posted By JFCRV12
Cincy to Philly

Used the RV12 for 427nm trip to visit sick father in Philly a couple days. Perfect weather and smooth air.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-20-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,568
Posted By JFCRV12
I built this a couple weeks ago

I found these plans on facebook somewhere. It was super easy. Built it with my daughter a couple weeks ago
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By JFCRV12
Yup - found it. Thanks! I am not original...

Yup - found it. Thanks! I am not original builder so needed to dig and didn't realize there's directions for that. Thanks!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By JFCRV12
Thanks

Thanks, I'll give it a shot. To be clear, you're talking about pinching the canopy frame tube that the latch handle inserts up into... Net, nothing comes apart. I just squeeze the bottom a bit with...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-18-2021, 07:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,403
Posted By JFCRV12
Loose/Floppy Canopy Handle

Something's been nagging me enough I thought I'd check with the brain trust.

My canopy handle is a bit floppy. It secures the canopy really snug when locked or in the 'detent' mode for taxi...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2021, 07:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,116
Posted By JFCRV12
Iíve come to the conclusion that everything works...

Iíve come to the conclusion that everything works perfectly in my plane in regards to my Dynon. So Iím not touching it :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 891
Posted By JFCRV12
Sounds right

Sounds about right when I did mine

Itís not hard, just tedious. Hoist/support engine, remove old leg, remove tunnel cover, match drill with really long drill bits and bushings in a tight space,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2021, 05:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,285
Posted By JFCRV12
Congrats!

Congrats and you be you! Enjoy your plane! :)
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-30-2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 19,343
Posted By JFCRV12
It's a known issue per this Service Letter:...

It's a known issue per this Service Letter: https://www.vansaircraft.com/service-information-and-revisions/sl-19-09-23/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 667
Views: 591,261
Posted By JFCRV12
Beautiful interior! Is that Flightline or...

Beautiful interior! Is that Flightline or sourced differently?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 19,343
Posted By JFCRV12
Maybe Iím naive, but it doesnít worry me at all....

Maybe Iím naive, but it doesnít worry me at all. Seems preventable by simply following Vanís recommendations in PoH. Run the fuel pump at all times and using appropriate fuels. A dab of 100LL to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-24-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,850
Posted By JFCRV12
Agreed! Itís the Masterís On alarm. And I donít...

Agreed! Itís the Masterís On alarm. And I donít understand the issue considering the engine noise completely buries it when running. Similarly, I donít understand the logic of turning off in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2021, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By JFCRV12
Engine Mount Standoff

Hi Mike,

If you're still looking, I swapped mine a couple weeks ago. 130hrs on engine/airplane at the time. Zero cracks on the original and basically brand new. Check your pm's

THanks!
John
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 04-18-2021, 11:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By JFCRV12
Hanger T0 has my 12 and my hangar mate just added...

Hanger T0 has my 12 and my hangar mate just added a new to him RV7.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2021, 07:29 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 19,343
Posted By JFCRV12
Why no some 100LL?

Jim,

If I had your experience, I’d be super anal too! And will be. Curious though, why not save the engineering headache (unless you really enjoy it) and just mix in 100LL in each tank during...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2021, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,471
Posted By JFCRV12
Polished Spinner

Not sure how an actual aluminum spinner would work, but my airplaneís spinner has the Ďlookí. Itís standard fiberglass but looks chromed. Itís done by some sort of chemical process by covering it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-16-2021, 08:05 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 19,343
Posted By JFCRV12
Agreed, RV12's arent falling out of the sky. And...

Agreed, RV12's arent falling out of the sky. And Piper J3 is right, it's an issue to avoid at all costs.

The solution seems simple enough. Mix winter blend with a bit of 100LL during those 'iffy...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 07:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,169
Posted By JFCRV12
Iíd estimate I came in around 60knots and 1/2...

Iíd estimate I came in around 60knots and 1/2 flaps. I didnít float much at all. Honestly, I was never too worried as I never felt like I was running out of controls. Like I mentioned, I was still...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-07-2021, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,169
Posted By JFCRV12
Good advice. I did got 1/2 flaps and a bit...

Good advice. I did got 1/2 flaps and a bit faster. But probably not fast enough. Thanks!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,228
Posted By JFCRV12
At least itís in your pocket. I usually place it...

At least itís in your pocket. I usually place it on the floor under the throttle and choke for some weird reason. Then strap in. Then....you guessed it!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,169
Posted By JFCRV12
I'm aware :) Maybe more fuel (aka range) is a...

I'm aware :) Maybe more fuel (aka range) is a better way to state my desire... But that's all a side note. My thread was more about how well the airplane handled pretty gusty conditions (for me) at...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,228
Posted By JFCRV12
#shame -> yes, I've done that as well! :) It's...

#shame -> yes, I've done that as well! :) It's like a benny hill routine
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,169
Posted By JFCRV12
60 deg xwind 10G20 - well that was 'sporty'

Tested myself on a x-wind take off and landing today.

I hadn't really practiced/experienced much in the way of xwinds in my hours with the RV12. I've been in strong enough winds, but have been...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-06-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,228
Posted By JFCRV12
Guilty

I've definitely shut the canopy on the headset cord with headset on the wing. So, I adjusted to moving the headset to the floor just fore of the air vent.

....aaaaannnd then I strap in nice and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-05-2021, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,189
Posted By JFCRV12
Iím 7 for 8 being good using the same method as...

Iím 7 for 8 being good using the same method as David above. But only a 130 hrs so far. Carb balance that vibration out
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2021, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By JFCRV12
Interesting. I would have thought there’d be more...

Interesting. I would have thought there’d be more of a pitching moment.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-04-2021, 05:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,077
Posted By JFCRV12
Nice work getting her down and not panicking! I...

Nice work getting her down and not panicking! I tried to watch video but it is blocked on YouTube for some reason (says UMPG Publishing copyright issues?)

Anyway, Iím always curious about that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-03-2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 76,319
Posted By JFCRV12
My Marvel floats continue to be great.

My Marvel floats continue to be great.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-02-2021, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 719
Posted By JFCRV12
Engine Mount Standoff was WORK, quick question

So, I decided to swap in the new engine mount standoff since I had the hoist out for the nose gear leg anyway. Figured it'd be a 2-3 job solo...yeah right. Removed right carb, Avionics bay cover,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-30-2021, 06:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,034
Posted By JFCRV12
Thanks everyone! Yep, this was a teen build. ...

Thanks everyone!

Yep, this was a teen build. And boy did they do an outstanding job. :) I’m not sure if they actually were doing much in the way of landings. At least none got there PPL or SPL...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,034
Posted By JFCRV12
Confirmed: It's a crack

Forgot to snap a new picture today, but I showed the old leg to my A&P/IA today and we're pretty darn sure it's a crack just by looking at it. We did not use penetrating dye to double confirm. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,034
Posted By JFCRV12
Thank you sir. Yes, I definitely plan to find...

Thank you sir. Yes, I definitely plan to find out for sure. To be honest, I just set it aside and started working on installing new one. I havenít given it a good look yet. But itís on my list. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,034
Posted By JFCRV12
Taxi technique to protect the nose gear?

Curious on typical taxi RPM for folks on concrete?

I'm usually taxi around 2250rpm as I'm typically waiting for oil to get to 120F. I know to hold stick back at all times. The taxi way parallel...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-28-2021, 07:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,028
Posted By JFCRV12
Post Replaced nose gear leg per SB

RV12 with only 130hrs. I bought it at 60 hours. I havenít ďrobustness testedĒ the nose gear yet (the mains is another story :))

During preflight yesterday noticed what Ďmayí be a developing crack....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2021, 05:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,145
Posted By JFCRV12
Agreed. I have safety wire in place there as...

Agreed. I have safety wire in place there as well.

And Seagulls approach here is very interesting. Curious what the potential downsides/risks are?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-25-2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,145
Posted By JFCRV12
Do you have pictures on the 'install'? I assume...

Do you have pictures on the 'install'?

I assume you mean the clear plastic tube in this pic? How'd you get it into the air cleaner?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2021, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,505
Posted By JFCRV12
Well - for an ELSA - SB's aren't required to be...

Well - for an ELSA - SB's aren't required to be done. ...but usually expected (and why wouldn't you...especially safety items). But, as you appear to be doing, just figure that into your offer. If...
Forum: RV-8/8A 03-22-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,806
Posted By JFCRV12
Not an LSA

Well - considering the cougar is slated to have a IO-370, it certainly won't be an LSA. I think an RV-8 comparison is apt. Here's some notes: https://flywithspa.com/cougar-designers-desk-1/


BUT...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-22-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,046
Posted By JFCRV12
Video

Hereís a link to a video I did in December after mine original Rotax ones. The Marvel floats were more uniform in weight and lighter then new Rotax ones. I bought both, weighed them, and decided to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-19-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,385
Posted By JFCRV12
Hanging engine may help, but these planes steer...

Hanging engine may help, but these planes steer best by pulling. Can pull at base of prop (I understand it's not there yet ;)) or build the tow bar and use that.
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