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  #321  
Old 09-30-2013, 11:29 AM
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Hi Don,

My son David has made a video (only) with his handy camera
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGaJG4QSHa4

Heinrich
WOW! That is the most scenic airport I've ever seen! Congratulations on the first flight!
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:14 PM
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Hi Don,

My son David has made a video (only) with his handy camera
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGaJG4QSHa4

Heinrich
Beautiful RV-12, beautiful airport! Thanks for adding your video to this thread!

Don
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Old 11-01-2013, 05:05 PM
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I didn't want to start a new thread for this. This is not a first flight but it was a great first cross country flight... We went to Jekyll Island Ga. and I wanted to post a picture of what I was able to get in the plane. It was 440 mi. round trip and I used 17 gal of auto fuel.

Rick.


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Old 11-01-2013, 06:28 PM
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Looks like my kind of holiday! Just ordered a folding bike too, so it's good to know it will fit. That's an impressive amount of gear for an LSA. Thanks for posting.
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Old 11-03-2013, 03:46 PM
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Default 11 New First Flights!

Folks,

I just posted a few days ago 11 new first flights to the RV-12 Photo Album.
They are:

1st Flt Date
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05/17/2013 Rudy Vogelsberger N505VR
06/21/2013 H. Dan Davis N49DD
08/05/2013 Henry Roden N933HR
08/08/2013 William Haney N912WH
08/22/2013 Joeri van Veen PH-BZT
08/24/2013 Marty Ammond N439MJ
08/31/2013 Karl Ahamer VH-XKH
09/11/2013 Jean-Pierre Bernoux N124BX
09/14/2013 Heinrich Scharer HB-YBZ
09/26/2013 Jim Kleman N817RV
10/22/2013 Daniel Schmid HB-YSD

In addition, Wes Schierman sent a photo of his newly-painted RV-12, N262WS. His first flight date was 10/21/2011.

Congratulations to all! Great photos!

Don
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:28 PM
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Rick
What is the grey pipe on the floor? The white one?

Tim
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:29 PM
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Rick
What kind of bike do you have?

Tim
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:53 PM
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The grey pipe is an extension for the fuel filler so I don't splash on the window. The white tee pipe is a rudder lock that fits on the rudder and braces against the seat floor. The bikes are Dahon 20" rims. With all this and full fuel I'm at 1,310lbs. The chairs are 5lbs ea. and we place them between the seats at take off. Everything else gets stuffed here and there up front or in the channel behind the seats. After fuel burn the chairs can be put in the back as well as some of the other items. It all works out and the plane flies great.

Rick.
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:54 PM
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Hi Rick,

I am impressed. I am struggling a bit with my wife and cross country loads.

I have spent a lot of time looking at folding bikes and the best I could come up with was the Brompton from England which cost moonbeams. Put two Bromptons in the back and that is the 50 lbs used up nearly.

I did a quick check on the Dahon website. Can I ask which model you are using. The weights seemed about the same as the Bromptons.

I would love to see a loaded picture if you have one, or the next time you go.

This should go as separate thread.

Cheers

Julian 120316
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Old 11-24-2013, 01:13 PM
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Default Adding Another Flying RV-12

First Flight.
RV-12 Serial # 120119, built EAB by Tom and Sandy Odehnal
Skyview panel w/auto pilot, wheel pants, farings, stabilator tips and full interior.
Empty weight 770
First Flight - Nov 21, 2013
Flight was uneventful, and ended after just under an hour with a fully developed RV grin, and some shaky knees. My wife, Sandy and I, built this aircraft in our walkout basement, near Hardin KY, and moved it to our adjacent hangar for the final assembly. The build was intended as a retirement hobby project, with no deadlines, and we enjoyed nearly 1300 fun filled hours in the process. The build included all of Van?s changes, and a few other interesting mods. Flight was made out of our field here in Pirates Cove Resort (42KY), where our home, hangar, and taxiway are mid field, and has a Kentucky Lake background. This was a most satisfying project, and we look forward to many happy flights. Thank you Van?s for a great airplane, and your outstanding support team, also, a hardy thanks to the forum support received from many talented builders, who provided the encouragement and support that helped make this project a success.

Pictures sent to Don Carl Jones
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