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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By NinerBikes
I believe your idle speed should be set to 1650...

I believe your idle speed should be set to 1650 rpm or less.

I turn off one ignition system at a time, with throttle set at the idle stop.

This makes the shut down of rotation of the prop much...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,219
Posted By NinerBikes
Build your plane E-AB and install the Rotax 914...

Build your plane E-AB and install the Rotax 914 Turbo model. 115HP, easier on weight, and you get that HP on tap at almost any altitude. Should have no problem in the Rockies with that, might have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 09:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,900
Posted By NinerBikes
Previous owner balanced mine, when he did the...

Previous owner balanced mine, when he did the Sensenich hub update, but I'm curious to what level. Once I finish up my PPL, I'd like to see how well mine checked out, to verify, with you sometime...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 12:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,204
Posted By NinerBikes
Carbs probably need to be rebuilt, did you do the...

Carbs probably need to be rebuilt, did you do the 200 and 400 hour services on both carbs?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS Yesterday, 12:25 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 39,098
Posted By NinerBikes
Swap out the screws for like socket head screws,...

Swap out the screws for like socket head screws, and make sure to add Nordlock #10 washers under the socket heads... and the need for safety wire will be resolved.
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-22-2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By NinerBikes
180 HP in a 9A ? I think Van's has done a Vne...

180 HP in a 9A ? I think Van's has done a Vne envelope diagram on that one at elevations above 12,000 and it's not recommended. Oscillations and failures.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,108
Posted By NinerBikes
Don't ask the question, if you might not like the...

Don't ask the question, if you might not like the answer... ;) Who knows, maybe one day they might offer a retrofit FADEC EFI system for the 912 ULS. Or mandatory blue carb floats made out of epoxy...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By NinerBikes
To keep things in perspective, I need to sit down...

To keep things in perspective, I need to sit down at a FBO, and create a flight log... which requires sitting down at the computer desk there, and getting on line, on the computer to get winds aloft...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-22-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By NinerBikes
Well, I quit overthinking it, they shouldn't call...

Well, I quit overthinking it, they shouldn't call that doggone thing a computer, it's nothing but a slide rule calculator.

Of course, my brand new maps are all done up in Pencil lines now. and it's...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2020, 11:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By NinerBikes
LOL I do, too!

LOL I do, too!
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-21-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,191
Posted By NinerBikes
I think here on Van's AF, we tend to take care of...

I think here on Van's AF, we tend to take care of each other... I can't speak for airplane brokers, but I've dealt with enough realtors and used car salesmen to have formed my own opinions about...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-21-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,442
Posted By NinerBikes
Lon, how far are you from the Pacific Ocean and...

Lon, how far are you from the Pacific Ocean and all the salt air that blows on shore?
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-20-2020, 02:45 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 234
Posted By NinerBikes
WTB Bose A20 headset.

Must be in good condition, 2 jack model. Advise as to how many hours are on them, also.

Reply via PM
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By NinerBikes
To my knowledge, one of the first forms of using...

To my knowledge, one of the first forms of using electrons over wire for communication for transportation was Morse Code. Maybe before that, smoke signals.

Today, most of us use wireless handsets,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-20-2020, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By NinerBikes
I get that... and currently, I have pretty much...

I get that... and currently, I have pretty much an iron clad standard... don't leave my airport for a flight with less than 12 gallons, if it's an hour or less flight, otherwise topped off, and if...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By NinerBikes
I understand how the E6B works.... it's a slide...

I understand how the E6B works.... it's a slide rule of sorts, with logarithmic scales to do the calculating.

What I don't understand is all the darn short hand for all the boxes you need to fill...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2020, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,372
Posted By NinerBikes
Spoiled by Glass EFIS in RV-12

Ground school lessons on XC today... a bit overwhelming, all the minute calculations. Fuel consumption, climb out fuel consumption, ground speed made good while climbing out, wind directions,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-19-2020, 10:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,934
Posted By NinerBikes
Dual XC lesson today... when all is said and...

Dual XC lesson today... when all is said and done, I hope to have 5 gals left.

WHP>OXR>L-52>IZP>SZP>WHP.

I have to fly to OXR to meet instructor to get my ground lesson for XC planning first,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-18-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,191
Posted By NinerBikes
Every 12 comes with Glass EFIS... Dynon or...

Every 12 comes with Glass EFIS... Dynon or Garmin. The same can't be said for all the steam gauge model 7s, 8's and 9's. That adds a lot to the value of the bigger models.

Every 12 comes with a ...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-17-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,191
Posted By NinerBikes
It's very unpredictable, especially with this...

It's very unpredictable, especially with this Corona Virus going on.


I'm seeing the same RV-12's for sale, for months, not moving.... and the stuff that does move is usually word of mouth, and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,570
Posted By NinerBikes
I went a different route, once I got that wire...

I went a different route, once I got that wire removed.

#10 Nordlock washers, I think, from Aircraft Spruce.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2020, 03:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,570
Posted By NinerBikes
Wink When's the last time you did a conditional...

When's the last time you did a conditional inspection and removed the blasted gascolator with those 4 screws safety wired up at the top, retaining the fuel bowl?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-17-2020, 12:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,570
Posted By NinerBikes
Sad, but true... the material is the most blood...

Sad, but true... the material is the most blood thirsty stuff I work with doing inspection and oil and filter changes. The stuff takes skin samples too.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-16-2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By NinerBikes
What part is KAI 9 building?

What part is KAI 9 building?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-15-2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 604
Posted By NinerBikes
Is this a E-AB build or a E-LSA? If it's E-LSA,...

Is this a E-AB build or a E-LSA?

If it's E-LSA, you need to build it to plans and get it certified and it's Air Worthiness before you can make that modification, after the 5 to 10 hours are flown...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By NinerBikes
Don't need to service mine, yet... just seeing if...

Don't need to service mine, yet... just seeing if when I do need it, is it a quality operation they perform?

Has anyone used California Power Systems, a division of Aircraft Spruce, for Rotax Carb...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-14-2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By NinerBikes
YMMV... but I don't think I would tolerate over...

YMMV... but I don't think I would tolerate over a year of hard starts with my Rotax 912 ULS. It would bug the H3LL out of me so much, I'd either tear into it myself, or pay a real Rotax Pro to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2020, 04:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By NinerBikes
BTW, I'm at 1004' ASL at my airport. Been...

BTW,

I'm at 1004' ASL at my airport. Been hauling around an instructor and seeing 750 to 900 fpm climb rate, with DA at 2800 to 3600 in the summer time. Now that it's fall and I've just solo'd and I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2020, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By NinerBikes
I am 62 yrs of age, 6'5" and 250#... 36" inseam. ...

I am 62 yrs of age, 6'5" and 250#... 36" inseam. I had to modify the thickness of the foam for seat pad and back pad cushions as provided by Flight Designs. I can take about 2.5 hours of flight...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-13-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,781
Posted By NinerBikes
My flight instructor owns a Bonanza B-35 V...

My flight instructor owns a Bonanza B-35 V tail... and just absolutely loves when he takes control of my RV-12, how fun and responsive it is to input on the stick and rudders. Comments about it,...
Forum: Safety 11-12-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 625
Posted By NinerBikes
Wrong place, wrong time

I just solo'd my RV-12 that I am learning to fly in, today. I'm based out of KWHP.

Took it for my first spin without an instructor around, the whole one airport only take off and landings, 25 mile...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-11-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 934
Posted By NinerBikes
I need to get a sign with this made up and hung...

I need to get a sign with this made up and hung on the wall in my hangar... ;)
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-11-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By NinerBikes
Almost sounds like the muffler being so close...

Almost sounds like the muffler being so close behind the oil cooler is slowing down or blocking some of the air flow, creating compression of air behind the oil cooler up against the muffler, that...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-11-2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,076
Posted By NinerBikes
In my early college days, I changed out thousands...

In my early college days, I changed out thousands of automobile and truck tires to pay for my college tuition and books. I've changed out a lot of flat tires on my mountain bikes also.

I've changed...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-10-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By NinerBikes
Thanks for the clarification and the distance...

Thanks for the clarification and the distance measurements with temps... I have oil temp problems too when close to 1320 here in So CA July through October. Sounds like that might be an option,...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-09-2020, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By NinerBikes
Curious, why did you R&R the complete exhaust...

Curious, why did you R&R the complete exhaust system?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-09-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By NinerBikes
Your base altitude is at 5400 ft elevation, and...

Your base altitude is at 5400 ft elevation, and you only go up, from there, though if you travel distance, you may go down if you head towards the Mississippi river. Someone closer to 500 to 3000 ft...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-09-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By NinerBikes
Dave, I've got a feeling that's gonna be a whole...

Dave, I've got a feeling that's gonna be a whole new exhaust system for $2k plus, including aft mounted muffler, mounted further away from the oil cooler, which was a design flaw, from Van's....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2020, 03:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,337
Posted By NinerBikes
Vlad, Still intimidated by those mountains of...

Vlad,

Still intimidated by those mountains of UT... wondering if it's better to stop in St George, get Costco fuel and Pizza with the courtesy car, then fly up I-15, and across near Scipio, and what...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-09-2020, 09:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,337
Posted By NinerBikes
Well, a week ago a friend and I finished up...

Well, a week ago a friend and I finished up conditional inspection on my new to me RV-12. Nov is a much cooler month than Oct to be crawling around with a magnifying glass in the tail cone section...
Forum: VAF Classifieds (posts in here deleted after 30 days) 11-09-2020, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By NinerBikes
In the market for a D-1000T, but I'll wait for...

In the market for a D-1000T, but I'll wait for one available in the USA.

Edit: If you live or fly near salt water, and or your Dynon has been back to the factory for repair, please don't contact me...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-08-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 45,995
Posted By NinerBikes
About 2.9 grams each, from someone else's thread...

About 2.9 grams each, from someone else's thread that's tried the newest batch since July 2020
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-08-2020, 12:49 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 45,995
Posted By NinerBikes
No new members to the sinker floats club, for...

No new members to the sinker floats club, for awhile, guess that's good news. Anyone out there trying the Marvel Schebler blue Epoxy floats yet? How many of these do you need for a Rotax 912ULS......
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-08-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By NinerBikes
Correct me if I am wrong... my plane was...

Correct me if I am wrong... my plane was certified airworthy in 2012, but you also need a rear dome directional strobe tail light to fly a RV-12 at night, which I don't have.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-08-2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By NinerBikes
I didn't build my plane but its #212 and has that...

I didn't build my plane but its #212 and has that light installed.

5v or a little less should be fine for Red LED lights.

Other option is take a variable voltage power supply to your...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-07-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 857
Posted By NinerBikes
Those look to come from your Dynon or Garmin...

Those look to come from your Dynon or Garmin Glass EFIS wiring harness and they attach to the fuel sending unit mounted on your fuel tank that tells you what your fuel level is, electronically. ...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-07-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,341
Posted By NinerBikes
Awesome, where's the like button? You sure...

Awesome, where's the like button? You sure that's not a RV-12 with a stall speed of 41 kts? :D
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-07-2020, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 986
Posted By NinerBikes
Are you running Mogas, and if so, do you know the...

Are you running Mogas, and if so, do you know the % of ethanol in your Premium gas?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By NinerBikes
Geez, about willing to pay to get both the...

Geez, about willing to pay to get both the plane's and my belly rubbed! :D :eek:

After finally soloing since I bought her in June, time to give her some razzle dazzle sparkle and shine again.


...
Forum: RV-9/9A 11-06-2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 424,260
Posted By NinerBikes
A beautiful RV-9!

And while looking for an instructor at my home airport, I came across this paint scheme. Absolutely, IMHO, one of the nicest RV-9 Scheme combo's I have ever...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2020, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By NinerBikes
Do you wash your RV-12?

Wondering if I need to get a Creepy Crawler to get under my plane and wash the belly and the underside of the wings?

How do some of you younger pilots scrub the bottoms? Any tricks or tips, without...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By NinerBikes
Congrats on your new Baby! It's been a good...

Congrats on your new Baby!

It's been a good week, so far! Same for me, first flight accomplished... (solo) on Nov 4th. Lost my shirt off my back that day. First attempt 59 kt's, floated a little...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-05-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,314
Posted By NinerBikes
What is appropriately equipped for night flight?...

What is appropriately equipped for night flight? I too have a RV-12 completed in 2012, with light package... red and green and strobe end markers with a landing light in the right front outside...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 11-05-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By NinerBikes
Congratulations! 62 years old here, bought my...

Congratulations! 62 years old here, bought my RV-12 Legacy from someone else.

Ironic, no previous license, but I solo'd yesterday, also. I do have my first photo of just me in the plane as PIC....
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,777
Posted By NinerBikes
When you had the time, you should have dropped...

When you had the time, you should have dropped Basic Med and reverted to a Sport Pilot License, which requires no 3rd class or Basic Med.

All it requires is a drivers license, and your own self...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 11-05-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,194
Posted By NinerBikes
If you build it in Oregon, I would say no tax. If...

If you build it in Oregon, I would say no tax. If you build it in CA, I'd say, from an audit point of view, the sales tax is owed.

Be thankful you're in Kern county, CA at 7.5% and not Los Angeles...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By NinerBikes
Did it resolve your problem?

Did it resolve your problem?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-04-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,957
Posted By NinerBikes
I think that would be the previous owner I bought...

I think that would be the previous owner I bought the plane from... a button stopped working while he was doing a data upload, he couldn't get it to finish, crashed on the upload. Turns out a contact...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-01-2020, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 936
Posted By NinerBikes
Check the instructions on the GTR-200 radio.......

Check the instructions on the GTR-200 radio.... there is a Aux volume 1 and Aux volume 2 input line controlled by one of the knobs, that you push in or pull out to change, that you need to adjust...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By NinerBikes
Are you going to add an Angle of Attack gauge? ...

Are you going to add an Angle of Attack gauge? That might affect your wing order.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-28-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By NinerBikes
Go do a flight in the middle of winter, where...

Go do a flight in the middle of winter, where ever you are, and when you land, pull the spark plugs and look at the color of them, and then decide where your fuel mixture is on the scale.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-27-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,561
Posted By NinerBikes
Bing Carbs are constant Velocity carburetors, and...

Bing Carbs are constant Velocity carburetors, and self compensating. No need to change main jet needle valve settings.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-27-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,079
Posted By NinerBikes
I wonder why they didn't send me the tool also...

I wonder why they didn't send me the tool also with the cable retrofit that should have been in the original harness, that got added later?

Never mind, bought a few from Aircraft Spruce with another...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-27-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 16,079
Posted By NinerBikes
Did Van's provide these with the kit builds?

Did Van's provide these with the kit builds?
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