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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Today, 01:35 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Piper J3
The plastic has cracked in a couple of places. I...

The plastic has cracked in a couple of places. I laid fiberglass reinforcement inside and no problem now. I guess no worse than all the cracked plastic on a Cessna...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 09:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Piper J3
Like this... BuyPlaneParts.com (2) RV-12 Main...

Like this...

BuyPlaneParts.com (2) RV-12 Main Gear Leg to Fuselage Fairings - $80.00

Not fiberglass - ABS plastic

https://i.postimg.cc/KcDVNGQG/Screen-Shot-2020-09-18-at-11-49-47-AM.png...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,947
Posted By Piper J3
Very nice fuel system. 350iS is a lot of motor...

Very nice fuel system. 350iS is a lot of motor for RV-12. Are you concerned about exceeding structural design limits?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-16-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 527
Posted By Piper J3
For instance... I just ordered new plastic...

For instance... I just ordered new plastic faceplate for Garmin SL40 comm radio because original started delaminating. Strictly cosmetic piece of thin plastic with Garmin logo. Has sticky tape on...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-15-2020, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By Piper J3
That's because blades are so skinny - look like...

That's because blades are so skinny - look like toothpicks...
Forum: COMM 09-13-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By Piper J3
Is it best to take radio out of the stack and...

Is it best to take radio out of the stack and work on a bench or just pry it off and stick new one on right then and there?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-13-2020, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,791
Posted By Piper J3
I couldn't make TPM fit on front wheel - not...

I couldn't make TPM fit on front wheel - not enough clearance valve stem/fork. Some other guys have reported success using TPM on front wheel. Likewise, some folks don't add balance weights - I...
Forum: COMM 09-13-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By Piper J3
Stein answered my email on a Sunday! $84 +...

Stein answered my email on a Sunday! $84 + shipping. In stock but not shown on-line.

Can somebody say how difficult to change out? Adhesive backed I think...
Forum: COMM 09-12-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By Piper J3
Thanks. I fired off an email to the Stein. I'll...

Thanks. I fired off an email to the Stein. I'll post their answer soonest...
Forum: COMM 09-12-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 429
Posted By Piper J3
Delaminating Faceplate Garmin SL40

Does anyone know how to repair delaminating faceplate on a Garmin SL40?

Delamination is on right hand side so not end of world, but I'd really like to fix...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By Piper J3
Use 2"wide blue painters tape to mask edges of...

Use 2"wide blue painters tape to mask edges of fuselage and cowling. This will help prevent scratches. Enlist help of a 2nd person to help left/hold lower cowling. Best that one of the two folks...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 709
Posted By Piper J3
If you convert S-LSA to E-LSA it is a one-way...

If you convert S-LSA to E-LSA it is a one-way conversion. Airplane can never go back to S-LSA.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-10-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,443
Posted By Piper J3
To isolate front wheel as source of problem,...

To isolate front wheel as source of problem, perform a touch/go without letting nose wheel touch runway. Try to make landing nose-high and gentle as possible to not set cantilever nose gear in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-09-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,363
Posted By Piper J3
I had to laugh, I read this as "Cue the...

I had to laugh, I read this as "Cue the Government" which I think everybody agrees needs to be done...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-08-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,814
Posted By Piper J3
Update…. A lot of good suggestions on how to deal...

Update…. A lot of good suggestions on how to deal with close neighbors. The truth is that neither neighbor is doing any complaining (yet). In fact, there is also a RC model airplane flying club...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-08-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,321
Posted By Piper J3
Both rear bolt holes (L-R) developed cracks. ...

Both rear bolt holes (L-R) developed cracks. Front mounting holes had no cracks.

I did SB 12-11-09 Center Section Modification @ 200TT. No visible cracks at that time...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-08-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,321
Posted By Piper J3
Just a precaution…. I think Van’s is working on a...

Just a precaution…. I think Van’s is working on a fix for weak U-bolt mounting on aluminum gear channel for legacy RV-12. My guess is that the fix will incorporate an improved doubler to spread...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2020, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 764
Posted By Piper J3
Perhaps lower air pressure in main tires? I...

Perhaps lower air pressure in main tires? I would imagine if main tires were down a little bit the tail might drop a few inches...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,485
Posted By Piper J3
This thread is timely - I will do my 5-year...

This thread is timely - I will do my 5-year coolant hoses at next Annual Condition Inspection.

I think silicone is probably superior to black rubber hose. I Googled silicone heater hose Vs. black...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,485
Posted By Piper J3
Maybe we can make a BOM for the coolant...

Maybe we can make a BOM for the coolant hoses.

If I remember correctly, you need one molded hose.

17mm = 0.669”
5/8” = 0.625”

Pegasus Racing Supplies:

SHL16-BLUE
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,814
Posted By Piper J3
Solid reasoning from the Keystone State - that's...

Solid reasoning from the Keystone State - that's why they call it that..
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By Piper J3
Correct - the clutch is very precise - love...

Correct - the clutch is very precise - love it.
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NinerBikes - I flew at 10AM this morning. 65F, very light winds, visibility totally unlimited, no contrails in crystal blue skies...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By Piper J3
This is the one you will want. See.......

This is the one you will want. See.... https://vansairforce.com/community/showpost.php?p=1414082&postcount=1
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,814
Posted By Piper J3
Actually, I think that are having a house-warming...

Actually, I think that are having a house-warming today. Relatives and friends probably silently wondering why he built house at end of a runway...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2020, 12:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,814
Posted By Piper J3
Update... I said I would post a video of RV-12...

Update... I said I would post a video of RV-12 using full flaps and forward slip as a technique for short field landing. Wind was 10 knots straight down the runway so I held a little extra speed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,184
Posted By Piper J3
Photo shows Simple Green sitting on Financial...

Photo shows Simple Green sitting on Financial Page of WSJ... :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2020, 06:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,841
Posted By Piper J3
I'm going to add this to compartment in my brain...

I'm going to add this to compartment in my brain labeled "How to get through life"
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-05-2020, 02:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,791
Posted By Piper J3
Just a quick update…. Since installing these Tire...

Just a quick update…. Since installing these Tire Pressure Monitors (TPM) back in June, I have noticed a very slow leak in both main tires – 5psig in three months. The TPM’s work great! When I get...
Forum: Alternative Engines 09-04-2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 101,892
Posted By Piper J3
Good report. Following with great interest...

Good report. Following with great interest...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-03-2020, 04:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,097
Posted By Piper J3
Slow is relative term. If I'm flying in the...

Slow is relative term. If I'm flying in the pattern with either C150 or C172 I need to give them a good lead. RV-12 will out climb a C172 any day of the week and match it in cruise at half the fuel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Piper J3
Also, if you're tall, you will want to cinch...

Also, if you're tall, you will want to cinch shoulder straps pretty tight when flying in turbulence. I've banged my noggin against the canopy a couple of times...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Piper J3
There is a supplemental cushion under each seat...

There is a supplemental cushion under each seat that some folks remove to allow extra head room. FYI...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,252
Posted By Piper J3
The gun-drilled gear legs would be a nice...

The gun-drilled gear legs would be a nice feature. I fly off grass almost exclusively and tall weeds are very damaging to the soft aluminum brake tubing. Early-on, I replaced with Aircraft...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,252
Posted By Piper J3
That's really incredible. I know fuel injected...

That's really incredible. I know fuel injected 912iS has better fuel economy than ULS and I wonder how that's achieved? Seems to me it takes certain quantity of fuel to make same horsepower...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2020, 06:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,252
Posted By Piper J3
Here's what I'm planning... Over the next few...

Here's what I'm planning... Over the next few weeks I'll make several flights solo and dual (with same pax) and carefully monitor and record parameters of the flights keeping things as constant as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-01-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,252
Posted By Piper J3
This is interesting… I’ve been flying solo...

This is interesting… I’ve been flying solo pretty much all summer because of COVID. Today I took my friend up - 350 lbs. passengers and 15 gallons fuel. Cruise speed at 2500 MSL is about 6 knots...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,297
Posted By Piper J3
Took you eight days to post response. Old people...

Took you eight days to post response. Old people are slow...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By Piper J3
I use Mobil 1 Racing 4T Full Synthetic Motorcycle...

I use Mobil 1 Racing 4T Full Synthetic Motorcycle Oil 10W-40. At one time it was listed as Rotax acceptable. Rotax then partnered with AeroShell and spread some fake news that oil formulations can...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By Piper J3
If you achieve a pressure indication on the EFIS...

If you achieve a pressure indication on the EFIS when turning engine by hand, then air is purged and oil galleries are filled with oil. Engine start will develop oil pressure within 10 seconds.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2020, 12:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By Piper J3
Just some thoughts on three concerns you...

Just some thoughts on three concerns you list:

Nose gear that failed was probably abused on an airplane used in training environment. Van’s used FEA Finite Element Analysis (not available back in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-29-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,978
Posted By Piper J3
Just a suggestion... you might want to mount the...

Just a suggestion... you might want to mount the winch on the back wall of the hangar at an elevation of ~ 3'. This will prevent the tail of the plane from pulling downward and lifting the nose...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-28-2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,627
Posted By Piper J3
Mine was perfect ~ 600TT on rough grass runway. ...

Mine was perfect ~ 600TT on rough grass runway. Went in recycle bin...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-27-2020, 03:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,905
Posted By Piper J3
Another question... for those of us with early SN...

Another question... for those of us with early SN RV-12's where no SB's are relevant: Are replacement exhaust stacks still available for the original design if needed? What if I need to replace a...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-26-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,905
Posted By Piper J3
I’m pretty good at cyphering Service Bulletins...

I’m pretty good at cyphering Service Bulletins and Airworthiness Directives (back when I owned a CUB) but this SB is a bit of a head scratcher. Sort of like a Chinese menu where you take one from...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,905
Posted By Piper J3
Looks like SB-00005 = one or two social security...

Looks like SB-00005 = one or two social security checks... :mad:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-25-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,905
Posted By Piper J3
I don't think the muffler can be moved rearward -...

I don't think the muffler can be moved rearward - it would interfere with the crankcase oil drain elbow. Maybe if a banjo fitting is incorporated...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,947
Posted By Piper J3
And, when you say good all the time - you are...

And, when you say good all the time - you are flying the airplane now and how many hours operation?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-23-2020, 07:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,947
Posted By Piper J3
Wow, that's a lot of pumps in short order, and...

Wow, that's a lot of pumps in short order, and I'll bet they're not cheap...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2020, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,808
Posted By Piper J3
Not poor design, it is well thought-out safety...

Not poor design, it is well thought-out safety consideration.

The Rotax 912 is really two separate engines that share a common crankshaft. What makes it two separate engines is that the left and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,808
Posted By Piper J3
I believe you have misconception on how throttle...

I believe you have misconception on how throttle springs work and their purpose.

Throttle springs assist in opening the throttle - not closing, therefore, any human assist against the springs is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-17-2020, 01:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,884
Posted By Piper J3
Grease goes a long way and we might be...

Grease goes a long way and we might be over-thinking maintenance required. The tapered-roller front wheel bearings on my 1987 Toyota pickup truck have never been greased since new and now have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-14-2020, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,169
Posted By Piper J3
Using tank of 100LL every so often is not a...

Using tank of 100LL every so often is not a problem. Doesn't even have to be figured into oil change interval if exception and not common occurrence.

Better to take whiz and buy fuel than to not...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-13-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,891
Posted By Piper J3
It's been a while since I installed a new EGT...

It's been a while since I installed a new EGT probe, but 48" sounds pretty long. I'm thinking more like 30" or so.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2020, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By Piper J3
No AOA here. A friend has a two-year old 12 with...

No AOA here. A friend has a two-year old 12 with dual HDX and AOA. I get the concept, but the audible beeping, in combination with stall warning, is enough to make a person want to climb...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2020, 07:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,814
Posted By Piper J3
Correct, I owned a '46 J3-CUB for 23 years. The...

Correct, I owned a '46 J3-CUB for 23 years. The CUB would really get crooked in the air with full slip and come down like an elevator.

I traded the CUB for the 12 and never looked back. I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-10-2020, 09:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,814
Posted By Piper J3
Spite - is there any other way? The house on the...

Spite - is there any other way? The house on the east end (27) was built 20 years ago. Guy planted pine trees as soon as he moved in. Now a house is being built on the west end right at the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-10-2020, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By Piper J3
Rotax has a web contact form. Maybe send inquiry...

Rotax has a web contact form. Maybe send inquiry and tell them weld broke at 35TT. They might send you new spring hook.

https://www.rotax.com/en/contact.html
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-10-2020, 01:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,814
Posted By Piper J3
Short Field Landing RV-12

The private strip where I’m based is 9/27 - 2100 x 75 turf. About fifteen years ago the neighbor to the east planted pine trees right on the threshold of 27. Nice guy. Now the trees have grown to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-09-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,462
Posted By Piper J3
Some Thoughts on Stall Warning…

I have been flying solo all summer because of COVID. Today I took my long-time flying buddy up with both of us wearing masks. No political statement – just wearing masks to stay safe from virus and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2020, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,116
Posted By Piper J3
Plus, I think if you get coolant leak, Evans acts...

Plus, I think if you get coolant leak, Evans acts as an excellent in-flight paint stripper... :eek:
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-08-2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By Piper J3
Like you said.... you're alone on this one.

Like you said.... you're alone on this one.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-07-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By Piper J3
I doubt if its plated. Most likely a zinc...

I doubt if its plated. Most likely a zinc die-casting. Maybe anodized. Almost looks like spalling of some sort. Manufacturing defect?
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