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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 11:38 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 450,239
Posted By rv9builder
Your plane looks great, Barry! I like the panel...

Your plane looks great, Barry! I like the panel and paint!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,267
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Steve!

Thanks, Steve!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-07-2021, 11:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,267
Posted By rv9builder
Steven, are you building a 12 or 12iS? If it's a...

Steven, are you building a 12 or 12iS? If it's a 12iS, which piece of tubing did you use the bending springs on?

Thanks,
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-07-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,267
Posted By rv9builder
Have you tried using bending...

Have you tried using bending springs?
https://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-S106-Tubing-Bender/dp/B00004T827
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-29-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By rv9builder
Iím waiting until later to do the major assembly...

Iím waiting until later to do the major assembly steps in Section 11.

I fit and riveted the optional tips for the stabilator and the tip for the top of the rudder. I fit and drilled the tip for the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 10-17-2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By rv9builder
Nice idea, Clay!

Nice idea, Clay!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-08-2021, 01:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,054
Posted By rv9builder
If I remember correctly, I did this step by hand...

If I remember correctly, I did this step by hand using this speed deburring tool.

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/topages/speeddeb.php

Instead of using the hole deburring bit that comes...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-03-2021, 05:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,155
Posted By rv9builder
Rob, my packing list shows three SB625-8s in Bag...

Rob, my packing list shows three SB625-8s in Bag 3125. Along with various sizes of snap busihngs, there were 65 K1000-08 nutplates in the same bag.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 10-01-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,504
Posted By rv9builder
It's probably this one:...

It's probably this one: https://www.vansaircraft.com/faq/fuel-tank-construction-tips-and-techniques-video-series/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-26-2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,360
Posted By rv9builder
Rob and PEB, Did you contact Van's about this?...

Rob and PEB,

Did you contact Van's about this? If so, what were their thoughts or suggestions?
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-25-2021, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,411
Posted By rv9builder
How is PPG better than the stuff Vanís sells?...

How is PPG better than the stuff Vanís sells? Donít all the brands have to meet the same mil spec?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-09-2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 814
Posted By rv9builder
Whether you go quickbuild or standard, youíll...

Whether you go quickbuild or standard, youíll have to build the ďslow-buildĒ empennage kit. Order it first, and if you enjoy the experience and want to save some money, go with the standard kit. If...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-03-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,416
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Bruce!

Thanks, Bruce!
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2021, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,416
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the suggestions.

Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the suggestions.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2021, 04:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,008
Posted By rv9builder
I like the idea of wing lockers, but if youíre...

I like the idea of wing lockers, but if youíre building E-LSA, you would have to add them after certification. Do you really want to take the skins off the wings of a newly completed project?

That...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2021, 01:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,416
Posted By rv9builder
Cleaning metal before sealing tanks in Southern California

It appears that MEK and and Naptha are no longer available in the Los Angeles basin. Has anybody used this stuff called Painter's Solvent? Itís supposed to be a substitute for MEK, toluene, xylene...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2021, 10:28 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 589,423
Posted By rv9builder
Looks good, Jay! I like the colors!

Looks good, Jay! I like the colors!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-24-2021, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By rv9builder
Why not continue to deburr the other parts in the...

Why not continue to deburr the other parts in the wing kit? There are also probably some parts you can fabricate from angle or sheet. If youíre priming the parts in your kit, you could do that in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2021, 12:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 811
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Dave, Check your private messages.

Hi Dave,
Check your private messages.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2021, 03:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 609
Posted By rv9builder
USB Flash drive version of the...

USB Flash drive version of the plans:

https://shop.vansaircraft.com/cgi-bin/shop.cgi?ident=1629574899-454-543&browse=videos&product=fd_plans
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,549
Posted By rv9builder
It applies to both. I haven’t seen a specific...

It applies to both. I haven’t seen a specific drawing that shows the spars fitting into the receptacles, but read Step 8 on Page 21iS/U-03: File the rear stub spar rounded ends of both wings to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,460
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Jeff!

Thanks, Jeff!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,460
Posted By rv9builder
Looks great, Jeff! Congratulations! Just...

Looks great, Jeff! Congratulations!

Just curious...how much does it weigh (obviously without paint). Does the weight include wheel pants?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-15-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By rv9builder
I thought this was true, too.

I thought this was true, too.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,756
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, Julian. I did watch the video and learned...

Thanks, Julian. I did watch the video and learned a lot. I even took a couple of pages of notes to review when I'm in the shop!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,756
Posted By rv9builder
Premade tanks are always an option, but I enjoy...

Premade tanks are always an option, but I enjoy building. Working with fuel tank sealant isnít the most pleasant task, but I built the tanks for my 9A, and they came out fine, so I think I can build...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2021, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,756
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the suggestions....

Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the suggestions. After rethinking this, I think I'll go with the quart can.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2021, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,756
Posted By rv9builder
ProSeal cartridges for an RV-12iS tank

Has anybody built an RV-12iS fuel tank using 3.5-ounce cartridges instead of the usual quart container? How many cartridges did you need for the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-28-2021, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,795
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations, Bobby!

Congratulations, Bobby!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2021, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,932
Posted By rv9builder
I originally built my stabilator with the...

I originally built my stabilator with the standard outboard ribs. Later, when they became available, I drilled out a bunch of rivets and added the optional tip fairings. If I was building the...
Forum: California 07-19-2021, 01:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By rv9builder
Hi Mike, Check your private messages.

Hi Mike,

Check your private messages.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 07-10-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,311
Posted By rv9builder
Great interview, Paul! Vicki and I really enjoyed...

Great interview, Paul! Vicki and I really enjoyed it!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-07-2021, 02:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By rv9builder
I sent the order form for a wing kit via email on...

I sent the order form for a wing kit via email on June 30 and received an automated response the same day. Late in the afternoon on July 5, I received an email from a real person thanking me for my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,085
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks for the info, Nate!

Thanks for the info, Nate!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-30-2021, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,085
Posted By rv9builder
What's the advantage of the pipe coupling over...

What's the advantage of the pipe coupling over the socket? Was there a thread about this on VAF? I must have missed it.

Thanks
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 06-28-2021, 03:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations, Paul!

Congratulations, Paul!
Forum: Tools 06-13-2021, 01:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,294
Posted By rv9builder
Girapow Cordless Electric Rivet Gun

Hereís a much less expensive alternative to the Milwaukee electric rivet gun. Has anybody tried one or something similar? If you watch the video, it's interesting how it spins to pull the...
Forum: Tools 06-03-2021, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions!

Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions!
Forum: Tools 06-02-2021, 11:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,173
Posted By rv9builder
What tube bender did you use?

Any recommendations for a tubing bender for 3/8-inch fuel lines? Are there any models you'd definitely avoid? Thanks!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-02-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,180
Posted By rv9builder
Sorry to hear the sad news. Have you completed...

Sorry to hear the sad news. Have you completed your training for your license? Maybe ask your insurance company if your rate will drop after you complete your training and log a certain amount of...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 05-31-2021, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,400
Posted By rv9builder
Aircraft...

Aircraft Spruce

https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/lgpages/tiretalc.php
Forum: Primers 05-31-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 764
Posted By rv9builder
I sent an email to Rustoleum tech support asking...

I sent an email to Rustoleum tech support asking if their Self-Etching primer (#249322) or Professional Aluminum Primer (#254170) would be best for 2024 Alclad. Hereís their answer:

Aluminum can be...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By rv9builder
Larry, What do you use the random orbital sander...

Larry, What do you use the random orbital sander for on the plane? Iíve only used mine on woodworking projects.
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2021, 03:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By rv9builder
Neither sander is likely to get much use on a...

Neither sander is likely to get much use on a metal airplane project. I like the idea of leveling feet, Wobble Wedges or lag bolts. Another thought is to just put some cardboard or scrap aluminum...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 05-22-2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,239
Posted By rv9builder
Maybe try a portable belt sander or random...

Maybe try a portable belt sander or random orbital sander.
Forum: Primers 05-18-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By rv9builder
I have a bunch of large sheets of cardboard that...

I have a bunch of large sheets of cardboard that I use as a backdrop for priming. To keep the parts from sticking to the cardboard, I set them on 1-inch square blocks that I bought at a craft store....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-14-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,729
Posted By rv9builder
Joe, Take a look at Page 10-04 of the kit...

Joe,
Take a look at Page 10-04 of the kit instructions for the rear fuselage bulkhead. In figure 2, we use some flush-head pulled rivets to install a couple of nutplates. If you can use this type of...
Forum: Painting your RV 04-27-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By rv9builder
Thanks, everyone. I appreciate your help!

Thanks, everyone. I appreciate your help!
Forum: Painting your RV 04-26-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,532
Posted By rv9builder
Rust-Oleum Cockpit Paint

For those of you who used Rust-Oleum for your cockpit: What did you use for primer? I see Rust-Oleum makes a gray/green self etching primer and something they call Professional Aluminum...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-26-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 667
Views: 589,423
Posted By rv9builder
Looks very nice, Bobby!

Looks very nice, Bobby!
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2021, 09:27 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 19,091
Posted By rv9builder
A question for the Rotax experts: Is the 912iS,...

A question for the Rotax experts: Is the 912iS, with its totally different fuel system, more or less likely to experience vapor lock problems on takeoff or in flight than the 912 ULS?

Thanks!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-22-2021, 01:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,185
Posted By rv9builder
A couple of articles from the factory:...

A couple of articles from the factory: https://www.vansaircraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/hp_limts.pdf.
The last two pages of this PDF are specifically about the RV-9A.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-13-2021, 01:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 972
Posted By rv9builder
Since the plans don't specify the direction, and...

Since the plans don't specify the direction, and the thickness of the F-1204U and F-1204T are the same, it probably doesn't matter. That said, I installed the rivets so the manufactured head is on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-01-2021, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,022
Posted By rv9builder
If you donít mind doing a lot of deburring and...

If you donít mind doing a lot of deburring and prep work up front, Iíd order the kit without the center section. Thereís plenty to keep you busy, including building the fuel tank, which is part of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-28-2021, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,841
Posted By rv9builder
Ken, Scroll down the page at this link and you'll...

Ken,
Scroll down the page at this link and you'll see pictures of the interior installed in an RV-12iS.
https://www.flightlineinteriors.com/rv12
Forum: California 03-23-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 576
Posted By rv9builder
Private message sent.

Private message sent.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-15-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,149
Posted By rv9builder
Do you have the PDF version of the plans on a...

Do you have the PDF version of the plans on a thumb drive or CD? If you know the part number, you can often insert the number in the PDF search box, and it will take you to the drawing that shows...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,830
Posted By rv9builder
The RV-12 fuel system was designed to have the...

The RV-12 fuel system was designed to have the electric pump in operation at all times. In the U.S., you must follow the plans exactly if the aircraft is to be registered as an E-LSA. Some RV-12...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-28-2021, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,778
Posted By rv9builder
I agree. This is the reason I ordered two.

I agree. This is the reason I ordered two.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-27-2021, 03:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,150
Posted By rv9builder
I've had good luck with these:...

I've had good luck with these:

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-12-in-13-Compartment-Storage-Bin-Small-Parts-Organizer-THD2015-06/301959977

On the lid, I write with a Sharpie what's in each...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2021, 09:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,455
Posted By rv9builder
Because the two models have so much in common, I...

Because the two models have so much in common, I think the downside to having two separate forums is that most RV-12 and RV-12iS owners and builders will end up reviewing both forums anyway.

For...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-07-2021, 08:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,420
Posted By rv9builder
Congratulations, Barb, and thank you for helping...

Congratulations, Barb, and thank you for helping me with my kit orders over the years. You were great answering all my questions and making sure everything went smoothly!
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-27-2021, 09:45 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 12,886
Posted By rv9builder
I built my RV-9A at an airport that was pretty...

I built my RV-9A at an airport that was pretty far away from my house, so I could only get there once a week. What I found worked pretty well was to work on individual parts (drill, deburr, dimple,...
Forum: Tools 01-17-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,174
Posted By rv9builder
Sounds like it could be a Vixen file.

Sounds like it could be a Vixen file.
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