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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-17-2020, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,142
Posted By Flynfrfun
I like your setup Jim. I hate zooming in & out...

I like your setup Jim. I hate zooming in & out on a single iPad while flying. Then you have to remember to hit the ?keep airplane centered on map? button or you will fly right off the screen...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-13-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,117
Posted By Flynfrfun
Peter, Here is a checklist I compiled for...

Peter,
Here is a checklist I compiled for purchase. There are lots of little steps and just like flying, it's nice to have it all spelled out ahead of time since the buying process could be a little...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 966
Posted By Flynfrfun
Walt Aronow is pretty close in the DFW area. ...

Walt Aronow is pretty close in the DFW area.
http://expaircraft.com/
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,117
Posted By Flynfrfun
Jim and John...age is a mindset. You guys are...

Jim and John...age is a mindset. You guys are young! Thanks for the great advice!

My wife will be done with school next year. After that she had instructed me to buy a plane. She is worried I...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-09-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,117
Posted By Flynfrfun
This varies for me. Typically a flight a week or...

This varies for me. Typically a flight a week or every other week. I belonged to a club which is the most cost efficient. I mean it was CHEAP...$68/hr wet for a 172 in 2015. Currently its still...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-08-2020, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,117
Posted By Flynfrfun
I'm in a similar situation. Except for me I know...

I'm in a similar situation. Except for me I know I won't fly enough to justify the monthly costs. If I could find someone with similar mindset I would love to partner too. Too bad you are not in...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,117
Posted By Flynfrfun
Peter, Make sure to actually CONFIRM the SB's...

Peter,
Make sure to actually CONFIRM the SB's have been done. When I was looking for a 12, some sellers were having their A&P sign off on some SB that were not done. Some of the SB call for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-12-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,954
Posted By Flynfrfun
Curious

...if all those connections need to be changed out with the rest of the rubber at 5yr intervals?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-04-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,301
Posted By Flynfrfun
Thanks for the correction Scott. Now that I...

Thanks for the correction Scott. Now that I think about it you are right. I believe Ercoupes and others are able to be flown by Sport Pilots.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-04-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,301
Posted By Flynfrfun
Since it's EAB, a Sport Pilot can't fly it...

Since it's EAB, a Sport Pilot can't fly it legally. So it's competing with all other EAB's. I would rather spend $70K on an RV4 or 6 than a relatively low performance EAB RV12. To me RV12...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 10-01-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,301
Posted By Flynfrfun
Ninerbikes. That is a nice 12. I have not served...

Ninerbikes. That is a nice 12. I have not served in the military. But I asked a Navy friend once if it would be cheesy of me to buy a plane with a military paint scheme. I would likely have a lot of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-29-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,810
Posted By Flynfrfun
If you are young enough that a 5yr wait doesn't...

If you are young enough that a 5yr wait doesn't matter then I say wait and see what happens. If you are up there in age probably better to build now and worry about the changes later. My .02
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,301
Posted By Flynfrfun
I think he might have been referring to the...

I think he might have been referring to the horizontal stab SB? But from what I have heard, it usually takes about 15hrs to complete. Might have buy the friend a couple of steak and egg breakfasts...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-27-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,301
Posted By Flynfrfun
I don't own an RV12, but have been following the...

I don't own an RV12, but have been following the market for a while. Big ticket things that affect price to me are:

-Are all SB done? Some are very expensive to pay to have done unless your friend...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-15-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,604
Posted By Flynfrfun
So if shop rates are $100/hr, they want to charge...

So if shop rates are $100/hr, they want to charge $9000 for a stabilator?
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-05-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,110
Posted By Flynfrfun
I'm not a plane owner, so take this with a grain...

I'm not a plane owner, so take this with a grain of salt. I thought the insurance company only pays for the teardown and replacement of parts that were damaged as a result of the prop strike? So,...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-16-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,836
Posted By Flynfrfun
Thanks for the input Scott, this is the kind of...

Thanks for the input Scott, this is the kind of real world info I was hoping to see.

Josh
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,836
Posted By Flynfrfun
That is true DaleB...this is a recent update that...

That is true DaleB...this is a recent update that should reduce Rotax ownership costs.

I've been interested in purchasing an RV12 and have had the chance to look thru several engine log books. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-14-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,836
Posted By Flynfrfun
I've been interested in the original question...

I've been interested in the original question too. Is maintenance on a Rotax 912ULS more expensive than a Lycoming? Consider every 5 years the Rotax will need the rubber replaced at parts cost of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-17-2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,396
Posted By Flynfrfun
Yeah, that's the question. But the good news...

Yeah, that's the question.

But the good news is I've only read about a couple of broken/cracked cranks in my web search, so the odds of it happening must be fairly low. Thats why I asked...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 12-17-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,396
Posted By Flynfrfun
I'm looking at a used RV12 and it's engine falls...

I'm looking at a used RV12 and it's engine falls under this bulletin. I haven't seen any further posts about this issue since 2013. Has anyone actually found a crank crack and had to have the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-15-2018, 07:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,823
Posted By Flynfrfun
I have an older mini 2 and like it. I'm...

I have an older mini 2 and like it. I'm waiting/hoping that Apple increases the screen size so it goes all the way to the edges of the face like they did on the iphone X. If they do that it will be...
Forum: RV-3 06-27-2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,741
Posted By Flynfrfun
OkieDave, I can only say it was not what I was...

OkieDave,
I can only say it was not what I was looking for. I will say I highly recommend a thorough pre-buy inspection no matter what airplane you are looking to buy. Vic was super to work with...
Forum: RV-3 06-26-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,741
Posted By Flynfrfun
Guess, I'll have to wait to join the RV ranks. ...

Guess, I'll have to wait to join the RV ranks. Pre-buy was not successful. It was not the plane for me. Bummer!
Josh
Forum: RV-3 06-22-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,741
Posted By Flynfrfun
No news is good news I guess. Seller has my...

No news is good news I guess. Seller has my deposit and pre-buy is scheduled for next week.
Forum: RV-3 06-19-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,741
Posted By Flynfrfun
N13VS

Hi everyone. I'm hoping to join the RV ranks soon. I'm looking to purchase N13VS an RV3A. Anybody have any history or info on this plane that I might want to know about? I'm being told no known...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,667
Posted By Flynfrfun
Got it...thanks Mel!

Got it...thanks Mel!
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 10-14-2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,667
Posted By Flynfrfun
If this is done, I've heard that you don't want...

If this is done, I've heard that you don't want to remove the cylinder completely from the piston. What kind of cylinder base gaskets do Lycomings have? Wouldn't that have to be replaced any time...
Forum: RV-4 08-14-2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,267
Posted By Flynfrfun
Thanks for the responses guys. I looked up Dave...

Thanks for the responses guys. I looked up Dave Anders' RV4. I see what you mean. Sounds like it is up to the builder to set the wheel pants. Thanks again!
Josh
Forum: RV-4 08-13-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,267
Posted By Flynfrfun
Yes, you got it Larry. What I'm saying is...

Yes, you got it Larry. What I'm saying is centerline of the wheel pant appears to not be parallel with the plane when it's level (flight attitude). The nose of the wheel pant is pointing slightly...
Forum: RV-4 08-13-2017, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,267
Posted By Flynfrfun
RV4 Wheel Pant Alignment

I'm currently looking at RV4's for sale. I have noticed that some of them have wheel pants that don't seem to be parallel with the chord line of the wing. The pants seem to be aligned so that when...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-23-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,588
Posted By Flynfrfun
I'm a 100hr private pilot with zero tailwheel...

I'm a 100hr private pilot with zero tailwheel time and zero Vans time. I was quoted $2500/yr for an RV6 at $65k hull coverage. Same coverage for an A model was $1400/yr. Or about a $100/month...
Forum: Northwest 05-16-2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,900
Posted By Flynfrfun
Sounds like that's about all a 4 can do if you...

Sounds like that's about all a 4 can do if you want a 1hr reserve. I contacted a fellow VAF RV4 owner and plan to take a look at his plane this weekend. I'm bringing along my wife to get her input.
Forum: Northwest 05-15-2017, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,900
Posted By Flynfrfun
Just wanted to report back that I got a ride in...

Just wanted to report back that I got a ride in Andy's 6A out of Auburn! Thanks everyone for your help (and thanks to Andy). His plane is very nice...love the constant speed prop! Makes takeoff...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-10-2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,845
Posted By Flynfrfun
In 2015 my Instructor was charging $40/hr. Most...

In 2015 my Instructor was charging $40/hr. Most other instructors in my club are $50/hr today. I don't think it matters whether it's IFR or VFR instruction.
Josh
Forum: Northwest 05-06-2017, 11:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,900
Posted By Flynfrfun
Got it. Thanks.

Got it. Thanks.
Forum: Northwest 05-06-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,900
Posted By Flynfrfun
Thanks Mdmba! I never realized FATPNW is a...

Thanks Mdmba! I never realized FATPNW is a Facebook page until I saw the FB in your post...silly me. Joining now...

I fly out of Auburn so I'll have to see if I can take a look at Andys plane.
Josh
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2017, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,253
Posted By Flynfrfun
Larry, I'm not scared by any of this. But I AM...

Larry, I'm not scared by any of this. But I AM scared of what my wife will do to me if I buy a plane and need an overhaul the following month:eek:
Josh
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2017, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,253
Posted By Flynfrfun
Thanks for the info guys. It's good to not be...

Thanks for the info guys. It's good to not be hearing "Run...don't walk away from these planes!". Sounds like it will be a bit of a jump of faith no matter what. I will approach it with the idea...
Forum: Traditional Aircraft Engines 05-05-2017, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,253
Posted By Flynfrfun
Help with RV purchase...engine question

Hi everyone. I'm new here, but have been lurking for quite a while. I've searched the archives and not really found the answer to my question.

I'm in the market to purchase an RV6 or 6A hopefully...
Forum: Northwest 05-03-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,900
Posted By Flynfrfun
Thanks Mr. Saint! Glad to be here.

Thanks Mr. Saint! Glad to be here.
Forum: Northwest 05-02-2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,900
Posted By Flynfrfun
That would be great! I saw one parked up by...

That would be great! I saw one parked up by BEFA. Is that yours? Sending you a PM...
Josh
Forum: Northwest 05-02-2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,900
Posted By Flynfrfun
Looking for a ride in a 6A

I'm looking to get a ride in a 6 or 6A anywhere around W WA. I'm in Bonney Lake and willing to drive to meet up. Got a ride in an 8 and 9A and they were sweet (thanks Darin and Andy). However I am...
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