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Old 02-21-2016, 04:43 PM
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Rayh Rayh is offline
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Location: Kingsland, GA
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Default First Flight

Well, after much waited anticiapation and melting of the snow I was finally able to do my first flight. Although the field was a little soft and the winds a little brisk I decided to take it up. It climbed off the grass in a home sick pigeon kind of way. With the winds gusting to 18 mph I wasn't able to do much but go around the patch and land. The only problem I discovered thus far was that my fuel flow indicating 0 gph. I did have the RV grin anyway!

RV-12 806
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:40 PM
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Location: Westerville, OH
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Smile another RV-12 leaves the nest!

After 33 months, I was able to take 1st flight of s/n #0760. I had a perfect day in central Ohio, winds 5 knots, CAVU without a cloud in the sky! Even better than the day was the way the plane flew. Not even a heavy wing!

Thanks for everyone's advice, support and inspiration.

David B. Hill
RV-12 #0760
Dues paid through 6-2022
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Old 04-27-2016, 09:57 AM
marksmithhfx marksmithhfx is offline
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Default Congrats!

Beautiful looking aircraft. Congratulations on a very successful build.
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Old 04-28-2016, 12:33 PM
redbaron redbaron is offline
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Location: Lucerne,Ca
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Smile Not far behind you

Congrats on a job well done!! I,m about 2-3 months behind you.
Rich RV-12 838
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Old 05-09-2016, 01:00 PM
ClutchCargo ClutchCargo is offline
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Location: Virginia
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Default Another first flight

N125JE (Ser# 889) easily passed the FAA inspection April 18 and had its maiden flight that beautiful evening. All went well, although I am very glad that I took several hours of transition training at Chesapeake Sport Pilot center in Bay Bridge, MD despite nearly one thousand hours in -6's and 8's.

Other than needing the expected rudder trim, there were no faults to be had.

Another great design from Van's!

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Old 05-09-2016, 02:10 PM
rightrudder rightrudder is offline
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Location: Laguna Hills, CA
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Looks great! Excellent choice on that ultra-deep shade of blue. Can't go wrong with a bold, simple scheme...I've seen a lot of paint jobs that showcase nice detail up close, but look jumbled from afar.

Good precaution on the transition training, despite your considerable hours in other RVs....a mind set that will keep you out of the NTSB reports.
RV-9A "slider"--sold in July 2021
Flew to Osh in 2017, 2018 & 2019!
Donation made for 2021
You haven't seen a tree until you've seen its shadow from the sky -- Amelia Earhart
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Old 05-09-2016, 04:40 PM
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Location: arvada, co
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Default I am with you!!

I too saw a benefit in transition training despite the many hours in my RV6. The two planes are different and it was great to learn more about the 12 from John in Texas. Enjoy your! Looks great !
Patrick Claar
Arvada, CO BJC
RV12, #401, Flying 2013, N612PC
RV6, 1996-2010 sold
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Old 06-11-2016, 05:29 PM
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Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID/Casa Grande, AZ
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Default First Flight N312RD

Another RV-12 has gone airborne....#120729 (N312RD) has flown for the first time with Mike Seager @ the controls. Reported trim and temps all okay. Phase 1 should be done by tomorrow.

Another RV to follow.
Ric Dickison
307 (CAB) Phantom
Search and Destroy (Can
Tho RVN)
Distinguished Flying Cross Society Member
CH-47 & UH-1H "Driver"
Rotax 9 Series Service IRMT

RV-12 Kit#729 "N312RD" is now a full functioning fun machine!! Thanks Van for fulfilling my dream😎
2018 Dues Paid
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Old 06-11-2016, 05:49 PM
rjtjrt rjtjrt is offline
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Congratulations Ric.
Looking forward to the pictures.
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Old 08-03-2016, 12:47 PM
Rrhsch Rrhsch is offline
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Default RV12 #120722

RV-12 #120722 left and returned to earth on July 10th. Heavy left wing corrected with a lot of squeezing to the right wing and added trim tab to vertical stablizer to center the ball. No picture; it looked like everyone's else's unpainted 12. I'll try to post picture after paint. Entering phase 2. Paint job scheduled for December.
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