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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,252
Posted By scottmillhouse
I spent a lot of time on my 12 playing around and...

I spent a lot of time on my 12 playing around and re-pitching the prop. Ended up back to Van's setting but at one time during cold weather I could do 128 knots at 5500 at about 3500' with Dynon Betty...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-07-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By scottmillhouse
I don't know of anyone that did not do landing...

I don't know of anyone that did not do landing gear and hang engine before final wing installation. Just don't try to start without wings. Plane needs them for damping otherwise it could shakes like...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-13-2020, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,254
Posted By scottmillhouse
Test it for your POH. My 9 had a Hartzelle...

Test it for your POH. My 9 had a Hartzelle constant speed and with power pulled off it went flat creating a lot of drag. Best speed was 80 mph at about 9:1. With an earlier over pitched cruise fixed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-27-2020, 06:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By scottmillhouse
Don?t cut close until engine is mounted. Unlike...

Don?t cut close until engine is mounted. Unlike the other RVs the cowl is very flexible without the cooling duct installed which may explain miss matching. Scribe lines for mine and a few others were...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-01-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,305
Posted By scottmillhouse
Update

Did bore scope on #4 cylinder and adjacent #2 and they looked great and exactly the same. Both mags at 25 BTDC and all compression 74-76/80. Fuel system appears fine and all intake and exhaust is...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-30-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,305
Posted By scottmillhouse
Agreed, own one for my car, just not sure how to...

Agreed, own one for my car, just not sure how to do that with the whirling meat slicer in view area. What you said does make sense if a mag had an internal fault to fire a plug way, way before TDC....
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-29-2020, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,305
Posted By scottmillhouse
Keep the ideas coming so I have a better idea for...

Keep the ideas coming so I have a better idea for trouble shooting. With pandemic, there being no place to go right now and with my focus on another project, I have not rushed back to start checking...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 04-28-2020, 07:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,305
Posted By scottmillhouse
Unexplained extremely high #4 CHT event

First stock RV-7A with new Lycoming IO-360, Hartzell CS prop, 60 hours time since new. For first few hours I had high CHT across the board. Eventually traced to one of the new mags timing drifting...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-22-2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,688
Posted By scottmillhouse
Van?s trim template is wrong if you want to...

Van?s trim template is wrong if you want to remove the avionics cover. That second screw needs exposed as others said. You will have a larger gap up front on top than you desire for appearance but it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-21-2020, 06:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,688
Posted By scottmillhouse
Here is an alternative that I came up with for...

Here is an alternative that I came up with for the front bolt. Select your planned socket for tightening the bolt. Pick a pick of aluminum tube that fits over the socket. I had a piece the perfect...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-29-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,936
Posted By scottmillhouse
All RV canopies will leak. That is why you always...

All RV canopies will leak. That is why you always put a canopy cover on if there is any chance of rain. The standard cover extends far enough to amply cover the cap.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-23-2020, 06:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,936
Posted By scottmillhouse
Why not drill the cap too? A number of RV-12...

Why not drill the cap too? A number of RV-12 drivers have had fuel pressure issues with a totally full tank on climb out. Theory is that fuel upon climb out blocks the new style vent. I drilled the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,722
Posted By scottmillhouse
I had my 12 painted there because it was winter...

I had my 12 painted there because it was winter and he had a heated booth. I painted the Kitfox, RV-9A and RV-7A myself in the brief Spring and Fall times with the appropriate temperature windows.
Forum: Safety 02-14-2020, 07:34 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 14,161
Posted By scottmillhouse
You don't mention the age of the fuel. One time I...

You don't mention the age of the fuel. One time I filled for a trip that did not happen and with weather it was 3-4 weeks of rain until I flew. At 5000' I had one carb blocked and got in some glider...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-05-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,338
Posted By scottmillhouse
Also consider bad fuel especially if you are...

Also consider bad fuel especially if you are using auto fuel with alcohol. I was always careful to use my fuel in a couple of weeks but one time bad weather caused the fuel to age to close to 6...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 01-13-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,381
Posted By scottmillhouse
Interesting that most folks do not use one. It...

Interesting that most folks do not use one. It appears to be specified by both Vans and Lycoming. I only have a little more than 40 hours since new but I’m still getting some fuel and oil mixed...
Forum: RV-7/7A 01-06-2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,893
Posted By scottmillhouse
Built and flew both 9 and 7. Fuselages are the...

Built and flew both 9 and 7. Fuselages are the same except in wing attach area with different ribs and spar box so you can not share wings. Plus the different horizonal stabilizer. Pick you mission...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-30-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,186
Posted By scottmillhouse
The frame needs pulled in about an extra 1/2" to...

The frame needs pulled in about an extra 1/2" to compensate for the Plexiglass pulling it out. If you can not cold bend use a little heat by torch and it will move where you want with proper...
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-23-2019, 12:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,019
Posted By scottmillhouse
Talking Don, your cost was so long ago that it should be...

Don, your cost was so long ago that it should be fully depreciated so it does not count. Aren't you on the 20 year build plan?
Forum: RV-7/7A 12-22-2019, 07:09 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,019
Posted By scottmillhouse
Pretty hard to keep much below $100k now unless...

Pretty hard to keep much below $100k now unless you build with a lot of used components. My 7A all new, IO-360, Hartselle CS prop and VFR with Dual 10" Dynon Skyviews, painted myself with basic...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-11-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,182
Posted By scottmillhouse
Test your plane

I did glide testing both ways, fine and coarse in my 9A with Hartselle CS with engine at idle. Coarse was actually a little worse, assumed not enough oil pressure to hold and it kept cycling from...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-13-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By scottmillhouse
I?m also about 33 hours in. I thought EAA test...

I?m also about 33 hours in. I thought EAA test cards a bit of overkill for a well sorted home built like a RV for a typical (not test) pilot. My opinion is do the Vx, Vy flight cards, stalls, best...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-16-2019, 01:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,639
Posted By scottmillhouse
If this is your first build and you want to fly...

If this is your first build and you want to fly build the 12 and you will not be disappointed. Goes together fast and is well supported and very well documented. You can be flying in a year or two as...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-04-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,419
Posted By scottmillhouse
I not sure that is correct. As I understand even...

I not sure that is correct. As I understand even if it is E-AB it is still a LSA as long as it meets all the LSA criteria. Not modified to change speeds, addition of a CS prop etc. performed that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-28-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,517
Posted By scottmillhouse
Standard roll on wreaker trucks is the only way...

Standard roll on wreaker trucks is the only way to go. They tilt the ramp down winch it up and tie it down securely and unlike a trailer, they have a dampened suspension. Moved four RV's that way...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-26-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,437
Posted By scottmillhouse
Take off the bracket to give more room. Use a...

Take off the bracket to give more room. Use a hand rivet puller with the swivel head if you can not get a standard one in position. If needed take a small piece of apex aluminum (trailing edge for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-25-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,054
Posted By scottmillhouse
On my 12 for one flight I was way over pitched at...

On my 12 for one flight I was way over pitched at 3000' on a 50 degree day with 1/2 fuel and a 170# pilot and could hold 128+ knots TAS at about 6.5 gph. Climb performance was anemic and almost...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-22-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,054
Posted By scottmillhouse
Everyone seems to settle with something a little...

Everyone seems to settle with something a little different to match their flying style and the plane. I settled at about 5350-5380 cruise at Vans 71.4 pitch giving about 116 knots with about 5.0-5.5...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By scottmillhouse
It was internally in the voltage regulator. All...

It was internally in the voltage regulator. All wiring was fine. Luckily had a spare in the spare parts carried in the plane. First thought was the voltage regulator but was in denial that it could...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-19-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,169
Posted By scottmillhouse
Blown master fuse, plane disabled in route

Plane disabled......Plane blew main 30 amp fuse in flight, only indication is battery discharging. Blew the spare fuse by switching on main. As I understand the main fuse covers the Rotax generator...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-15-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,138
Posted By scottmillhouse
Built both and now a 7A that has the same...

Built both and now a 7A that has the same fuselage as the 9. If you want to fly quickly build the 12. Very well engineered and it goes together fast. It does not have the performance but is just as...
Forum: RV-7/7A 09-09-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 12,089
Posted By scottmillhouse
My problem was timing as discussed. As a...

My problem was timing as discussed. As a comparison data point, by coincidence on a recent flight with 66% and same conditions as you now with 15 hours on my new engine it is 370-380 CHT and about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,973
Posted By scottmillhouse
As another data point, on my new 7A I recently...

As another data point, on my new 7A I recently added the pants and legs and intersection fairings and gained 9 knots. On my 12 I gained 3-4 knots for just the wheel pants with only the nose leg...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-06-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,121
Posted By scottmillhouse
It will not work, shape of nose fork is...

It will not work, shape of nose fork is different. Easy to do as in the plans and nothing you do damages any paint.
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-21-2019, 08:31 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 12,089
Posted By scottmillhouse
Actually I believe it is Service Letter L264A....

Actually I believe it is Service Letter L264A. Lycoming confirmed the mag was set correctly at the test cell run. When told about the timing drift in only 10 hours, Lycoming did not recommend flight...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-20-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 12,089
Posted By scottmillhouse
Timing was the problem. Temperatures in 360-380...

Timing was the problem. Temperatures in 360-380 range now and peaks at 400-410 on take off but OAT was almost 90 here for take offs and 80 at altitude. All CHT are within 10 degrees now.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2019, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,722
Posted By scottmillhouse
My local airport picks tenants based upon...

My local airport picks tenants based upon perceived income so if there is a hanger open and you have a twin, naturally you will annual two engines and buy twice the fuel so you move ahead of single...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-17-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 12,089
Posted By scottmillhouse
The VAF brain trust did it again. Left mag about...

The VAF brain trust did it again. Left mag about 29 degrees with right at 25. Changed to 24. Hopefully that is the issue. I don?t know if Lycoming set it wrong or if it drifted in last 10 hours. Next...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-16-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 12,089
Posted By scottmillhouse
Looking through all my Savvy Analysis data I see...

Looking through all my Savvy Analysis data I see that I have not had a notable cylinder head temperature drop yet. Actually the first two hours at 75%+ full rich circling the airport is looking...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 12,089
Posted By scottmillhouse
I used all the tricks I could identify for...

I used all the tricks I could identify for baffles including glassing in the ramp ends and creating a backer plate with plate nuts so all rubber is 100% sealed to baffle aluminum. no gaps, sealed...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 12,089
Posted By scottmillhouse
Standard Slick mags both sides. I will check...

Standard Slick mags both sides. I will check timing.. assumed correct since new from Lycoming but? All CHT go high but #2 usually 10 higher, surprising since it is front. Also #2 EGT shows a lower...
Forum: RV-7/7A 08-15-2019, 04:52 PM
Replies: 73
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Views: 12,089
Posted By scottmillhouse
CHT

Stock RV-7A with new Lycoming IO-360, Hartzell CS prop, 10 hours time since new. Very tight baffling with no air leaks. Oil temperature at around 180 so I think I'm getting good flow and pressure....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-13-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,081
Posted By scottmillhouse
As a data point I put my cube between the two...

As a data point I put my cube between the two pumps on the cockpit side of the firewall and have otherwise met all other red cube criteria on a RV-7 with IO360. Similar to stock RV 10 and 12...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 08-11-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,935
Posted By scottmillhouse
I don't think the 2 day LSA course is the way to...

I don't think the 2 day LSA course is the way to go. I have gotten a repairman certificate for each of the 3 E-AB I fully built plus by taking the 2 day LSA class for a purchased 12 and then also...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-18-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,577
Posted By scottmillhouse
I did the fuel flow testing and then since fueled...

I did the fuel flow testing and then since fueled did an unplanned start attempt. Darn lucky I did not have a fire since I had the sniffle line dumping direct upon exhaust... never occurred to me...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 07-17-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,577
Posted By scottmillhouse
I just recently did my first start and made lots...

I just recently did my first start and made lots of mistakes that the good folks at VAF helped me work out. Used to carbs and auto fuel injection. Following mistakes:

1. Cranking engine without...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-16-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,537
Posted By scottmillhouse
Weather permitting I will be there. I don't have...

Weather permitting I will be there. I don't have hanger space for two planes so sadly my RV-12 will be up for sale at Oshkosh. Just posted an ad in VAF classified. See it first at this fly-in before...
Forum: Painting your RV 07-11-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,375
Posted By scottmillhouse
I painted my recent 7 myself and the paint and...

I painted my recent 7 myself and the paint and materials alone was over $3000 plus 3-month long paint/prep sessions involving hundred of hours. If they are doing all the fiberglass prep I'd say...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-10-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,244
Posted By scottmillhouse
Name a location and time /date and I'll be there....

Name a location and time /date and I'll be there. If any one is on the fence deciding what RV to build, I can share my experience with the difference and similarities between the 12 and the 9 or 7...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-06-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,081
Posted By scottmillhouse
To echo Scott, I just finished my RV-7A using...

To echo Scott, I just finished my RV-7A using Van's IO-360 with Hartzell prop and FWF kit. Everything fit with no modifications required installed per plans. Obviously you have deviated from the...
Forum: RV-9/9A 06-29-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By scottmillhouse
I have done this three times and all have...

I have done this three times and all have followed about the same. For Targa strip the forward part has corresponded to a line slightly forward of the visible roll bar and in your case Stika line....
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-27-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,753
Posted By scottmillhouse
To actually answer your questions, there is no...

To actually answer your questions, there is no way of knowing by year started or year finished. You have to ask the builders if they incorporated the changes. Everyone builds and buys the sub-kits at...
Forum: RV-7/7A 06-25-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,150
Posted By scottmillhouse
From my experience that glide ratio may be a...

From my experience that glide ratio may be a little optimistic since the engine is running and probably putting out some thrust. When you shut down the engine and stop the prop it may not be as good....
Forum: Southeast 06-25-2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,231
Posted By scottmillhouse
Just finished my RV-7A in Huntsville area. First...

Just finished my RV-7A in Huntsville area. First flight soon but Prattville is too far south during Phase I flying. Scott Carmichael, sclookout@aol.com, is building a RV-12 in Prattville. Just flew...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-11-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,772
Posted By scottmillhouse
To echo Tony, I always have updated from the...

To echo Tony, I always have updated from the Dynon files when posted to their site and found that existing configurations don't change where Vans posting may change your custom settings to RV-12...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-03-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,877
Posted By scottmillhouse
Thanks for all the advise. I should have...

Thanks for all the advise. I should have researched this before first start attempt but ….I was doing fuel flow testing and was going to drain all fuel for W&B and on impulse decided to do an engine...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,877
Posted By scottmillhouse
ok from the collective wisdom then is this...

ok from the collective wisdom then is this correct for start?

1. the boost pump is only used to prime with 2-3 seconds cold and 0-1 second warm. Not at all like carbureted engines when you could...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 06-02-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,877
Posted By scottmillhouse
Lycoming IO 360 flooding

Brand new Lycoming IO 360 from Vans on first start on my new 7A. This is my first experience with a fuel injected engine. Standard Vans Airflow Performance boost pump and Lycoming Precision stock...
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-31-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,683
Posted By scottmillhouse
I put the ADAHRS and transponder behind the...

I put the ADAHRS and transponder behind the baggage bulkhead and was easily able to get everything attached to the bulkhead behind the panel including extras like two fuse sub-panels, a strobe...
Forum: Texas (North) 05-17-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,827
Posted By scottmillhouse
It may be far away for you but I just did...

It may be far away for you but I just did transition training in a 7A with Danny Hughes, 828-850-5857. He is located in Hickory, North Carolina but he was coming to visit his children in my area so...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-15-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,005
Posted By scottmillhouse
Unless they changed things you cannot have two...

Unless they changed things you cannot have two GPS sources since Vans used up all the serial ports for the Skyview on the RV-12. GPS works fine under cowl for either version.
Forum: RV-7/7A 05-12-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By scottmillhouse
Did you actually mount and finish the windscreen...

Did you actually mount and finish the windscreen first? Don?t know your experience but on mine I had to do a lot of frame adjustment and shimming to fit and match on both parts. Rear canopy frame was...
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