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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-17-2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,459
Posted By steve wyman
I agree with the above post. I ran a 912 for...

I agree with the above post. I ran a 912 for about 300 hours in my Rans S-7, before I sold it and purchased the RV-12 kit. The plugs always seemed to look that way - darker up front, consistently....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-01-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,512
Posted By steve wyman
I epoxied mine in from the get go- can't imagine...

I epoxied mine in from the get go- can't imagine any reason why I would want to remove it. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2010, 03:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,710
Posted By steve wyman
Bob and Don, two items come to mind, that you...

Bob and Don, two items come to mind, that you should be aware of. First of all, on pg. 25-05, you will see 2 large corner skins ( F-1277-L and -R). If you value your sanity, you will not final rivet...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2010, 07:57 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 374,586
Posted By steve wyman
John, so far my Honeywell transducer has been...

John, so far my Honeywell transducer has been functioning OK, just a little bit bouncy. If I order the remote location kit from Lockwood, does it include the VDO sender? At this time, I'm just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2010, 07:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,463
Posted By steve wyman
Way to go ,John, I like your perseverance. I'm...

Way to go ,John, I like your perseverance. I'm sure you'll enjoy the airplane. Steve
Forum: Midwest 11-03-2010, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,057
Posted By steve wyman
Bart, I've got RV-12 #38, I live about 55 miles...

Bart, I've got RV-12 #38, I live about 55 miles North of Columbia, in Macon, MO. My cell # is 303-506-6099. Steve Wyman
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-01-2010, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,392
Posted By steve wyman
Wayne, you not only reverse the springs, but you...

Wayne, you not only reverse the springs, but you reverse the throttle actuation brackets, also. This way when you push the vernier knob to full power, you are actually physically pulling the arms on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-01-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,810
Posted By steve wyman
I ran Evans coolant in the 912 in my RANS S-7. My...

I ran Evans coolant in the 912 in my RANS S-7. My CHT and oil temps were typically in the 220 to 230 range. In my RV-12, I'm seeing both sets of temps under 200, even in the summer, using the 50/50...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-31-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,392
Posted By steve wyman
You are absolutely right, but tell me what you...

You are absolutely right, but tell me what you think the chances are of both throttle cables breaking simutaneously? If only one breaks( as is most likely), you will have a situation wherein one half...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-31-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,392
Posted By steve wyman
Throttle spring reversal

I mentioned reversing my throttle springs on the after flight mods thread, and I seem to have opened up a can of worms and I don't want the thread to drift from the original subject. In answer to you...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-30-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 374,586
Posted By steve wyman
John, the airplane is in Nebraska, being painted....

John, the airplane is in Nebraska, being painted. When it gets back, in about 2 weeks, I'll try and post some pictures. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-30-2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 374,586
Posted By steve wyman
I have added the following to N167SW: Ray Allen...

I have added the following to N167SW: Ray Allen G303 stick grip (PTT trigger plus elevator trim on the stick), I'm swapping out my Garmin 495 for a 695 (in progress), Closed the tank sight window,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-07-2010, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,767
Posted By steve wyman
Ditto for me. The sight guage is replaced by...

Ditto for me. The sight guage is replaced by aluminum plates, inside and out, and my backup guage is the Moeller marine, ala J B. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-26-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,235
Posted By steve wyman
Don, I will try and get you some photos after I...

Don, I will try and get you some photos after I get the plane home to Missouri. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-26-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,235
Posted By steve wyman
First flight

RV-12 #38 is now an airplane! I flew N167SW for the first time, this morning at Front Range Airport, outside of Denver. The flight was uneventful- the plane is a sweetie, light on the controls and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-24-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 22,904
Posted By steve wyman
John, I just heard about your accident- I'm...

John, I just heard about your accident- I'm certainly glad you are OK.
My first flight is planned, now, for Saturday. I have been delayed a couple of months, because my wife and I moved from Denver...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-27-2010, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,657
Posted By steve wyman
Congrats on the first flight, Jim. It would be...

Congrats on the first flight, Jim. It would be hard to put in words, just how helpful you were to us early builders. Many thanks for all that help. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-20-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,287
Posted By steve wyman
John, are you sure you entered 90 INCH/ lbs. on...

John, are you sure you entered 90 INCH/ lbs. on your torque wrench? That is only 7.5 ft./lbs., and, unless the banjo bolt was defective, I can't imagine it twisting off at that torque value. I just...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-26-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,833
Posted By steve wyman
John, as I recall, it was 3 or 4 weeks until the...

John, as I recall, it was 3 or 4 weeks until the prop arrived. That was back in October. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2010, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,701
Posted By steve wyman
I'm glad it worked for you. Steve

I'm glad it worked for you. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-11-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,701
Posted By steve wyman
Wayne, the easy way to do it is to use a 2 ft....

Wayne, the easy way to do it is to use a 2 ft. piece of string trimmer line (.080 thick). Bend a tight loop in one end and use some electrical tape to hold the loop closed. On the other end put a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2010, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,126
Posted By steve wyman
Sensenitch shipped mine UPS ground. It's not a...

Sensenitch shipped mine UPS ground. It's not a very big box. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-08-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,543
Posted By steve wyman
As I understand it, if they do get rid of 100LL,...

As I understand it, if they do get rid of 100LL, Avgas will become about 94 octane unleaded. If that does occur, it will not have any ethanol, and will be the ideal solution for us Rotax 912...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-07-2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,543
Posted By steve wyman
It's the ethanol that causes the problem- if all...

It's the ethanol that causes the problem- if all you ever use is 100LL, it won't be an issue. That will not be the scenario for most of us running the 912 in the RV-12. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2010, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,543
Posted By steve wyman
It should be noted in the above post, that the...

It should be noted in the above post, that the problem with the fiberglass tanks, seems to stem from their apparent incompatability with gasoline, containing ETHANOL, which most of us will be using,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-06-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,543
Posted By steve wyman
Fiberglass gas tanks

For those of you who have contemplated using a fiberglass tank at some point in the future, please read the following post from the
rans S-7 group- it is scary AND expensive!


To:...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,253
Posted By steve wyman
At last! Revisions to LSA

The Feds anounced today their revisions to the LSA rule. The biggest change, from my standpoint, is the modification to the 10,000' MSL rule. It is now 10,000' MSL OR 2,000' AGL, whichever is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-01-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,071
Posted By steve wyman
RV-12 Price Increase

The mothership just posted the price increases for 2010. It will cost you $1113 more to build an RV-12 now- not quite a 2% increase. I didn't think that was too bad, at all. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-30-2010, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,409
Posted By steve wyman
Most of us early builders have come to the...

Most of us early builders have come to the conclusion, that had they been available, we would have done them: 1.empenage/ tailcone, 2. wings, 3. fuselage, 4. finish kit, 5. avionics, 6. firewall...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-23-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,975
Posted By steve wyman
If worse comes to worst, Jerry, on page 4 0f this...

If worse comes to worst, Jerry, on page 4 0f this thread, "Chuckster" said he'd build one of these tanks, and leak test it for $200. It might be worth it ,to prevent the aggravation- just a thought....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-22-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,786
Posted By steve wyman
I'm just curious, Jim- did you guys remember to...

I'm just curious, Jim- did you guys remember to open up the screw holes in the Lexan, to #27? The screws need to be a fairly loose fit in the holes- no binding. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-21-2010, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 981
Posted By steve wyman
Hi Jerry- The flat area, on the forward, out side...

Hi Jerry- The flat area, on the forward, out side of the frame, where the foam blocks are glued to, should be left unpainted, for the epoxy to bond to. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2010, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,280
Posted By steve wyman
I'm building a 12 in Centennial ( about 90% done-...

I'm building a 12 in Centennial ( about 90% done- I hope to fly sometime in February). The airplane components are all in my basement (it's a walkout). If you'd like to come over, and take a look,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-09-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,077
Posted By steve wyman
Dave, the tailcone, without the fiberglass...

Dave, the tailcone, without the fiberglass fairings or the stab, is 106" long. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-08-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 24,975
Posted By steve wyman
Pete- I thought I'd add my 2 cents to the great...

Pete- I thought I'd add my 2 cents to the great RV-12 gas tank debate. Your idea about a fiberglass replacement tank sounds good, but I know that the RANS folks had problems with fiberglass tanks in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-30-2009, 08:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,875
Posted By steve wyman
That roller thingie sounds awfully complicated to...

That roller thingie sounds awfully complicated to use- I better have my 12 profesionally painted. By the way, Meade and George- WAAAY TO GO! I'm jealous. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-18-2009, 08:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,458
Posted By steve wyman
My RANS S-7 had carb heat, and although I put 275...

My RANS S-7 had carb heat, and although I put 275 hours on the airplane in 3 years, I never felt the need or occasion to use it. The engine installation in the S-7 was very much like that in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-16-2009, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,800
Posted By steve wyman
I'm the -12 builder in Colo. that Larry was...

I'm the -12 builder in Colo. that Larry was refering to. My -12 probably won't be finished until February or March, but I just sold a RANS S-7S, that I flew for 3 years here in Colo. That plane had...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-15-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 10,120
Posted By steve wyman
Marty, are you refering to Fig. 5, page 46-09?...

Marty, are you refering to Fig. 5, page 46-09? Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-13-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 20,302
Posted By steve wyman
I used the oil thermostat that Lockwood sells, on...

I used the oil thermostat that Lockwood sells, on the 912, in my RANS. It worked like a charm. Easy to install, and brings the oil temps up to the normal operating range much quicker- no waiting in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-05-2009, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By steve wyman
I just got a gallon from Lockwood. They sent me...

I just got a gallon from Lockwood. They sent me the Pennzoil brand. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-30-2009, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,089
Posted By steve wyman
I ran the Evans coolant in the 912 in my RANS...

I ran the Evans coolant in the 912 in my RANS S-7, but I am switching to the Dexcool/ water 50/50 mix for the RV-12. This is per the latest recommendations from Lockwood in Fla. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-30-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,771
Posted By steve wyman
I used the Bose in my 912 powered RANS S-7 ( a...

I used the Bose in my 912 powered RANS S-7 ( a noisy interior, if there ever was one!). the Bose worked great ( nice and light too)- much better noise reduction than the Lightspeed headset in the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-23-2009, 12:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 899
Posted By steve wyman
Take the time to flatten them. They are...

Take the time to flatten them. They are considerably thicker than the spar material, and will tend to pull things out of alinment when riveted together. As you proceed with the build, you will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-18-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,917
Posted By steve wyman
I just installed my GPS- thanks again, Jim, for...

I just installed my GPS- thanks again, Jim, for this thread on the GPS removal- it works slick. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2009, 08:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,867
Posted By steve wyman
When I started this thread, I had just recieved...

When I started this thread, I had just recieved my engine/ firewall foreward kit. I just finished the inventory on the kit, and, boy, am I impressed! I haven't changed my mind on the cost of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 934
Posted By steve wyman
Wayne, if you haven't installed the bottom skin...

Wayne, if you haven't installed the bottom skin yet, do yourself a favor and refer to page 28-06. That AN837-4D fitting, in figure 1 is MUCH easier to instal, before the skin is fitted. In fact, if...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,867
Posted By steve wyman
Pete- I had the same prop on my RANS S-7. You are...

Pete- I had the same prop on my RANS S-7. You are absolutly correct- it is a very quiet external prop / engine Combo. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2009, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,867
Posted By steve wyman
Engine kit arrival

Well, the Rotax is uncrated, and sitting on a workbench in my basement. 'Tis a thing of beauty! But of course for $20K, it should be! Hard to believe, that 4years ago, the same type engine was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2009, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,601
Posted By steve wyman
Congrats, Pete! Hopefully I'll be there in March....

Congrats, Pete! Hopefully I'll be there in March. steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,980
Posted By steve wyman
I like the way your mind works, Larry. Now let's...

I like the way your mind works, Larry. Now let's see if my wife buys into that logic. "gee, honey, I just saved us $400, etc.,etc.------"
Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,980
Posted By steve wyman
The shipping mystery is solved! Apparently, some...

The shipping mystery is solved! Apparently, some one at Fedex, entered the wrong shipping code ( it should have been shipped code 85, but was inadvertantly entered as a code 200). Big difference- the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,980
Posted By steve wyman
Engine kit shipping cost

For all you guys who have already gotten your engine kits, I have a question. I just talked to the Fedex folks, and the engine kit, which arrives tomorrow, is going to be $693.35, to ship. Ouch! I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-01-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,573
Posted By steve wyman
Way to go , Marty! I was hoping the weather would...

Way to go , Marty! I was hoping the weather would cooperate with you today. Your grin, in the cockpit, says it all. Congats, Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-30-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,344
Posted By steve wyman
Sure, Wayne. They are as follows: K1000-3 or...

Sure, Wayne. They are as follows: K1000-3 or K1100-3 AN3 ( 10-32)
K1000-4 or K1100-4 An4 ( 1/4-28)
...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-25-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,036
Posted By steve wyman
Tony- Yes, the 12 is an LSA- but it is, also an...

Tony- Yes, the 12 is an LSA- but it is, also an experimental. As a disclaimer to your possible passengers, you need to display the word EXPERIMENTAL in clear view in the cockpit. Whether you have it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-24-2009, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,021
Posted By steve wyman
That's how I hooked up mine, Jerry. Black to...

That's how I hooked up mine, Jerry. Black to black, red to red, yellow to white. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-24-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,682
Posted By steve wyman
I can relate, Meade- I'm #38, but at my present...

I can relate, Meade- I'm #38, but at my present pace, it'll be next spring sometime before N167SW gets airborne. Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-22-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,972
Posted By steve wyman
Just to add my two cents worth- Vern is right,...

Just to add my two cents worth- Vern is right, there are 1/4 inch gaps in the tank corners, that are only closed by a gob of pro seal. It sure doesn't give you a warm fuzzy feeling to know that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-21-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,089
Posted By steve wyman
Larry, Did you happen to check with them to see...

Larry, Did you happen to check with them to see how much weight each of these interior add-ons added? Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-19-2009, 10:16 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 490,248
Posted By steve wyman
VERY nice, John- I love that eagle on the...

VERY nice, John- I love that eagle on the wingtip! Steve
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-14-2009, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,786
Posted By steve wyman
Thanks for the input guys- it just reconfirms...

Thanks for the input guys- it just reconfirms that VANS seems to deal in real world numbers- no exagerations! This empty weight number was especially important to me. It was one of the prime reasons...
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