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Old 10-17-2012, 05:53 PM
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Default Built

Built, but not done.
Dave Gamble
Grove City, OH

RV-6 N466PG Purchased already flying - SOLD!

The Book: The PapaGolf Chronicles

Built RV-12

The Book: Schmetterling Aviation

The above web blogs and any links provided thereto are not instructional or advisory in nature. They merely seek to share my experiences in building and flying Van's RV airplanes.
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:57 PM
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Default Step one - sign the check

Step two - read all the wonderful blogs and posts by those who have plunked down their hard cold cash to become one of the few on the planet who would build a machine to take them where most only dream of going - up!
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:01 PM
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Default Get organized.

Jim, get organized so you can easily find parts...otherwise you spend more time looking for a grommet than you do making assembly. I have three 90 bin organizers in my shop. All 270 bins are full. Each bin is numbered, each line item on the inventory sheets show which bin number the part is in. OF COURSE I sell these bins on my website...[ed. Non-advertiser link removed. dr], But my point is, get organized before you begin. If you have not built your work tables, consider adding locking casters and a second shelf for tools and parts. Glad I did. I also put electrical outlets on all four corners...and built two tables. Can be seen on Jack Clark Trenton Ga.

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Old 11-15-2012, 10:08 PM
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Default Milestone - Eagle's Nest-3

After six weeks of building, the students at Eagle's Nest-3, Clear Springs High School-League City, TX, are making airplane noises!

With the enpennage, tail cone, and wings complete, the students took it upon themselves to strategically arrange the completed sections for a photo shoot and some airplane noises. Pictured below are the 2nd and 7th period students proudly displaying their progress.

Time to unpack and inventory the fuselage...

5-minutes to the bell... just enough time for a little fun!
R. E. "Ernie" Butcher
Friends of the RV-1/Eagle's Nest Projects
"Mentors build the student...
Students build the airplane." -Glen Salmon

Dedicated to the historical preservation of the RV-1 Aircraft
and organized for the purposes of promoting, supporting,
fostering, and engaging in aviation and aerospace education.

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Old 11-16-2012, 07:47 AM
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Incredible progress !
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:59 PM
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Default N737G Nears Completion

I was at the aerodrome helping NASA515 with some of his final work on Friday and shot this status pic:

That's Bob Bogash hisself.

SkyView is in and all features now working. Radio comms. Lights light. Still need to do the first engine start and then AW inspection.

Bob said it would be OK if I made him famous for a day.

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Old 11-26-2012, 07:31 PM
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Default A new RV-12 is born

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Old 11-26-2012, 07:36 PM
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Default A new RV-12 is born

Just got the AW yesterday. Test flight soon
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by 2000typer View Post
Whoaaaaaaaa! Now THAT is one tough looking -12! I absolutely LOVE the paint scheme. Can you elaborate on the paint? Did you paint it? Which process / brand, etc. WOW! Stunning!
Gary Robertson
Cresson (50F), TX

RV-12 Built / Sold / Flying
Currently Flying: Cessna Skylane 182
* Hoping Vans decides to offer a bush plane, before I order something else! **EDIT**: got tired of waiting, and bought a '46 J3 Cub! **EDIT EDIT: the Cub will be for sale, the day Vans offers the new RV-15 for sale!
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:44 PM
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Luckily there is a great painter at our airport(Medford Oregon). It's painted with Acry-Glo.
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