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Old 10-31-2014, 09:11 PM
JerryH JerryH is offline
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Sun City West, AZ
Posts: 52

Nice job John. I am in Sun City West and would like to drop by and see your plane sometime. What airport are you at?
Jerry Hevern
Sun City West, AZ
RV-12 120773
N773JH Flying 4/16 (E25)
Previous Build - RV-6A 70% completed and sold
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Old 11-01-2014, 08:00 AM
Dave12 Dave12 is offline
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Location: Elkton, Md.
Posts: 1,744

The smoked canopy is a nice touch!
Wag Aero Sport Trainer built,sold and wrecked
N588DF RV12 #336 built, sold and alive and well in New York
N73DF RV12 #244 built, sold and alive and well in Florida
N91 RV RV9 I wish I could say I built this one! Mark Santoleri hit the ball out of the park on this gem.
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Old 11-01-2014, 01:18 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Orange County CA
Posts: 646

First flight tent Nov 4. Then test phase, wheel pants/paint/throttle redo...does it ever end? lol.
John, nice job getting your plane ready and paper work done. Now comes the fun part. Go FLY!!!

As for it ending... for me, there was a day when I realized I was so busy flying, I couldn't find time to do a 15 minute tweak to a part I wanted to add. My dog flies in the baggage compartment, and I need to make a litter cover for my head phone jacks. Totally optional addition, but I was so busy flying, seemed I couldn't find time to build a simple part. I think that qualifies as a big RV Grin moment.

You will get there. Working on wheel paints/paint/throttle and other finishing touches is great fun. But anything that gets in the way of flying starts to take it's toll...
Peter McCoy
RV9A N35PM S/N:91335
First Flight: April 2013
Hobbs: 400 hours after Oshkosh 2017

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Old 11-03-2014, 08:23 PM
RFSchaller RFSchaller is offline
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 3,161

Thanks for the nod, John. I know you will love flying it. When do we start a PHX weekend breakfast club of RV12's? Maybe brunch would be better -- us retirees don't get up early enough for a breakfast club!

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Old 11-05-2014, 09:17 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 487

Today RV-12 120691 flew its first flight.

Registered as an E-LSA N112J, it took off from KIWA the early morning of Nov 5, 2014 only to encounter unforecast winds of 03015G25 (rwy 12) upon return that resulted in a go around and diversion to nearby KCHD where we sat out out the winds, waited for a ride home and encountered several EAA types who gave it the twice over!

It has a left banking tendency at max throttle, but flys perfectly hands off during base and final in calm conditions. I have a slightly worrisome high (yet green) right EGT that needs a little investigating.

The video link below is the second flight taken by former RV-8 builder Charlie Wambolt at KCHD as I was beating sunset to make the 5 mile flight home to the hangar.

Thanks to Vans for making an airplane that I can build and fly.
RV12 Built and Flying
RV10 Started
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:49 AM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Jesup, Iowa
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Looked and sounded just great. Glad to see it flying.
John Bender
Flying RV-12 - Serial #120036
Paid in May ( 5-2021 )
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:01 AM
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Jetguy Jetguy is offline
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Location: Texas, Fort Worth
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Great Job Comrade! Nice color combo in your cockpit, raise well spent. Cant wait to see it fully painted. Time to start using your Rudders peddles again. Let the fun begin.
RV12 N1212K
Flying Since June 2010
1020 Hours as of 9/30/2017
RV14 Wing, arrived and building at Rdog's new Hanger at 16X
S/N 140014

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Old 11-06-2014, 08:56 PM
RFSchaller RFSchaller is offline
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Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Looks good, John. Good call on your part. Conservative decision making allows me to enjoy my cocktail while you're driving the bus!

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