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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-12-2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By MVPILOT
New RV-12 iS SLSA 25 Hour Inspection

I purchased a 2020 RV-12 iS from Van's and have been informed that I need to have a 25 hour inspection done. I am concerned about paint chips and other damage. What is required during a 25 hour...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,343
Posted By MVPILOT
RV-12 Use Mogas and 100 LL

I'm on my second RV-12 and mix fuels without concern of proportion especially after the Rotax guy said that was a great combination. I have gravitated to mostly 92/No ethenol mogas just because of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-11-2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By MVPILOT
Long Range Plan

When I retired at 55 I took two flight training hours in the local clunkers, purchased my own airplane and never looked back. I independently hired three really good instructors and over a year...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2020, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,281
Posted By MVPILOT
Just bought a new RV-12 iS and I can confirm...

Just bought a new RV-12 iS and I can confirm these speeds.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,604
Posted By MVPILOT
Just took delivery of new RV-12 iS S-LSA with...

Just took delivery of new RV-12 iS S-LSA with dual Garmin G3X, autopilot, Garmin 220 radio, painted and all options Except IFR. 795 lbs. Flies like a dream but the Garmin G3X pilots users guide is...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-19-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,837
Posted By MVPILOT
Yes mine has the vernier throttle and mechanic...

Yes mine has the vernier throttle and mechanic replaced with all new McFarlane. I purchased the shorter recommended Spring-00002 but my mechanic didn't want to use them and preferred the older...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By MVPILOT
I received new parts from Van's for the nose gear...

I received new parts from Van's for the nose gear and nose fork and also ordered the unpainted nose pant for my S-LSA. What is your experience in installing the new nose pant. Looks very complicated...
Forum: RV Ongoing Maintenance Issues 08-05-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,334
Posted By MVPILOT
Best Windshield Cleaner

I've used about everything and I've found 210 Plastic Cleaner and Polish the best and cost 40% less than Plexus.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,833
Posted By MVPILOT
In 350 hours over 5 years I don't recall using...

In 350 hours over 5 years I don't recall using more than 1-2 quarts of oil and even then I wasn't actually convinced it "used" any. Is anyone having to add oil to the 912 ULS?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-03-2020, 09:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By MVPILOT
I have a 2015 RV-12 S-LSA with original nose gear...

I have a 2015 RV-12 S-LSA with original nose gear and nose fork. No observable cracks but being an S-LSA I ordered the parts anyway and supposed to be installed this week. 350 Hobbs Hours
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,837
Posted By MVPILOT
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-19-2020, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By MVPILOT
Thank you. I guess I had very old information. It...

Thank you. I guess I had very old information. It seems the TBO on Rotax ULS engines is 2000 hours TACH time.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-18-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,314
Posted By MVPILOT
Thumbs up HOBBS or TAC Time

(1) I am selling my RV-12 SLSA and it has 330 hours of HOBBS time. When listing my RV-12, do I show HOBBS or TAC? (2) I read where the Rotax ULS TBO is 1200 hours but can be increased to 1500h...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-16-2020, 05:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,837
Posted By MVPILOT
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-16-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,837
Posted By MVPILOT
Thank you. My mechanic said to order a new...

Thank you. My mechanic said to order a new McFarlane throttle but I hate spending money needlessly and this looks like a McFarlane anyway.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-16-2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,837
Posted By MVPILOT
RPM Increasing During Flight

I have a problem with my RPM increasing on my 2015 RV-12 S-LSA . For example say I set it to 4500 RPM. Over 3-5 minutes it will increase to 5000 RPM with it tightened all the way. If I loosen the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By MVPILOT
Thank you. I don't recall where I heard this 10...

Thank you.

I don't recall where I heard this 10 microns. Maybe a dream.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-13-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 606
Posted By MVPILOT
Filtering RV-12 Is Fuel

I searched here but didn't find. I have an RV-12 iS with the fuel injected Rotax coming in two weeks and someone said I should screen/filter my fuel to 10 microns before filling the airplane. I use...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,905
Posted By MVPILOT
Thanks Jim. After reading the filter specs of 50...

Thanks Jim. After reading the filter specs of 50 MM this is what I'll do.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2020, 10:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,905
Posted By MVPILOT
Mister Funnel

I started using the Flo-Fast system 7.5's and their best pump. I fill at Farmers Supply 92 no ethanol. I've found some red sediment during my sumps and so thinking about filtering when pumping into...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2020, 09:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,905
Posted By MVPILOT
Every since I started using the flo-fast tanks...

Every since I started using the flo-fast tanks I've found red particles during the sump of my RV-12. Unless someone has a better idea I'm going to purchase a Mr. Funnel AF1CB Fuel Filter or maybe the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2020, 09:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,923
Posted By MVPILOT
Thank you. I don't use a cart but if I located a...

Thank you.
I don't use a cart but if I located a grounding wire from the pump to the tie down and a ground cable from the tie down to a ground in the hangar would that serve as well?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By MVPILOT
Thank you. I'll do that next time.

Thank you. I'll do that next time.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2020, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By MVPILOT
2015 RV-12 S-LSA

I hate taking the cowling off my factory built RV-12 to check because it is not uncommon to chip a little paint. Does anyone here know if a 2015 RV-12 SLSA uses Kavlico pressure sensors?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,923
Posted By MVPILOT
I believe I use the same Flo-Fast 7.5's and their...

I believe I use the same Flo-Fast 7.5's and their best hand pump. I fill up the two containers at Farmers supply us using 90 octane, unleaded no alcohol for my Rotax ULS and hand load and unload them...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-07-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,923
Posted By MVPILOT
Wow that is a really clean setup.

Wow that is a really clean setup.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-31-2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 19,390
Posted By MVPILOT
I think the 12's controllability in a crosswinds...

I think the 12's controllability in a crosswinds can vary a great deal depending on buildings, trees and terrain on the upwind side. I made several approaches to runway 22 at KBVS with a steady wind...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-12-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,171
Posted By MVPILOT
https://flofast.com/product/flo-fast-professional-...

https://flofast.com/product/flo-fast-professional-dual-7-5-gallon-system/

I am almost ready to order this dual Flo-Fast 7.5 x 2 containers with a high quality hand pump and cart. Expensive at $519...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,171
Posted By MVPILOT
Not the Cost

I can purchase high octane no ethanol in Mv but buying it, hauling it and hand fuelin the RV12 from cans I don?t like. Doesn?t have anything to do with price and everything to do do with convenience.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-11-2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,171
Posted By MVPILOT
Wow, Great Fueling Info

The only airport I could but high octane non ethanol fuel quit selling it for lack of volume. (Arlington Flight Services KAWO) As far as I know the nearest on airport fuel is over 200 miles away and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-06-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,873
Posted By MVPILOT
RV-12 Tubes and Tires

I have a 2015 RV-12 SLSA and I've never ordered tubes and tires but my original are looking pretty sorry. My mechanic said I should just order tubes and tires myself and bring them in for our...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,779
Posted By MVPILOT
Thank you Alex, Tony and Scott. Useful...

Thank you Alex, Tony and Scott. Useful information.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,779
Posted By MVPILOT
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-10-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,779
Posted By MVPILOT
Dynon or Van's for Database Updates

I'm confused as to where I should go my quarterly data base updates for my Skyview updates. I have dual Dynon Skyview D1000T screens. Do you normally go to the Dynon web site or the Van's web site...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,764
Posted By MVPILOT
THANK you.

THANK you.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,764
Posted By MVPILOT
Thank you. Yes I was getting it from Arlington...

Thank you. Yes I was getting it from Arlington Flight Services.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,764
Posted By MVPILOT
100LL with or without Decalin

I have an RV-12 (Rotax 912 ULS) and most of the last three years I've been running high octane ethanol and lead free fuel purchased at the KAWO Flight Services. They will no longer be ordering it due...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,257
Posted By MVPILOT
Now this is a small package. Thank you.

Now this is a small package. Thank you.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,257
Posted By MVPILOT
Is this an electric? Anyway it is small so I'll...

Is this an electric? Anyway it is small so I'll look into this more.

Thank you.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-04-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,257
Posted By MVPILOT
While I didn't see the folded measurements,...

While I didn't see the folded measurements, pretty sure this bike will fit in an RV-12. I'm OK with the price but not excited about the top speed of 15. The US standard is 20 mph and many bikes will...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,257
Posted By MVPILOT
Electric Folding Bicycle

I really want to fly my RV-12 with a electric folding bicycle and particularly liked the Tern S10. However it doesn't look like the S10 will fit. It folds to 32" x 30" x 15" I looked on Amazon for...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-03-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,047
Posted By MVPILOT
I own a 2015 RV-12 SLSA with 220 hours. I have...

I own a 2015 RV-12 SLSA with 220 hours. I have been using high octane no ethanol fuel purchased at KAWO except when I couldn't and then used 100LL. I've never had a fuel pressure problem until I had...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,664
Posted By MVPILOT
Well yes that one would fit easily but too weird...

Well yes that one would fit easily but too weird for me.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,664
Posted By MVPILOT
Folding Electric Bicycle

I have a 2015 RV-12 SLSA and I'm thinking about purchasing a high end Tern S10 folding electric bicycle which weighs 50 lbs. If the bike fits I'll carry the battery in front but I haven't measured...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-01-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,063
Posted By MVPILOT
I seem to be having the opposite problem with my...

I seem to be having the opposite problem with my 2015 RV-12 SLSA. Recently the stall horn doesn't go off until the stall break, so no advance warning when practicing stalls. This is odd because it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,704
Posted By MVPILOT
Thank you. Sounds like you are doing well with it.

Thank you. Sounds like you are doing well with it.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,376
Posted By MVPILOT
Thank you. This is very helpful

Thank you. This is very helpful
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,376
Posted By MVPILOT
I?ll check tomorrow

I?ll check tomorrow
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,149
Posted By MVPILOT
IS the RV-12 IS SLSA being delivered?

I am interested in an RV-12 IS SLSA but don't want to be in the first batch of production. Does anyone know the delivery status of the RV-12 IS production airplane?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,376
Posted By MVPILOT
Thank you for your comments. Sounds like I don't...

Thank you for your comments. Sounds like I don't have a problem here.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2019, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,704
Posted By MVPILOT
How Do you Like Sling?

I'm wondering if you received your Sling and if so how you like it. What do you likes best and least as compared to the RV-12?
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-02-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,376
Posted By MVPILOT
Regulator Problem Or?

I have dual Skyviews in my 2015 RV-12 SLSA Rotax 912 ULS. I am concerned about the readings I’m seeing for battery volts and battery amps.

RPM VOLTS AMPS
1850. ...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-12-2018, 08:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,234
Posted By MVPILOT
RV-12 Rudder Pedal Install

I purchased Van's RV-12 rudder pedal extensions and don't understand how to install. A video would be really nice.
Forum: ADS-B 09-19-2016, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,319
Posted By MVPILOT
I fly with everything on as well. My question...

I fly with everything on as well.

My question is; how do I know if my production RV-12 has ADS-B out? If it shows up in the POH in the weight and balance should I assume I have it?

If I have...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-07-2016, 07:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,669
Posted By MVPILOT
I just received my new grey seat cushion for my...

I just received my new grey seat cushion for my RV-12 SLSA from Abby . It cost $148. It seems much thicker than the ones in my airplane and I will find out tomorrow when I go to the airport.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-21-2016, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,669
Posted By MVPILOT
Dahon

I was surprised to learn that I could load and unload my Dahon D9 in my RV-12 baggage area. If you go to the Dahon web site they have all the measurements. I'm not saying it is easy or fun and I've...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2016, 10:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,669
Posted By MVPILOT
Thank you. I tried similar agents but will give...

Thank you. I tried similar agents but will give it a try.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2016, 09:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,669
Posted By MVPILOT
Mine are grey as well and I'd be I interested in...

Mine are grey as well and I'd be I interested in buying yours if they are available. I'm also interested in your experience having new leather seats made. Who made them, why did you change and how...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-20-2016, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,669
Posted By MVPILOT
No I don't normally step on the seat cushion...

No I don't normally step on the seat cushion although I have a few times when loading a folding bike in the back .
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2016, 03:28 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 41,970
Posted By MVPILOT
Me Too

I'll takeonewhen they areavailable.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-18-2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,669
Posted By MVPILOT
Dirty RV-12 Seat Cushions

I am the owner sole pilot of a 2015 RV-12 SLSA with under 100 hours and the pilot seat is filthy and evidently uncleanable after trying about 10 different cleaning agents. I have owned many luxury...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-11-2016, 07:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,853
Posted By MVPILOT
RV-12: Lost Dynon Trim Indicator

My trim indicator hasn't worked on my Dynon in my SLSA RV-12 since we upgraded the software last fall. Have other owners experienced this problem?
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