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Old 01-31-2021, 01:20 PM
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One thing I’d add is that if I could change just one thing about my legacy 12 it’s the range. So, while the time to make up cost difference between the injection and carb engine is significant, I could get to both of my two most important destinations nonstop with an 912is vs needing to stop in my 912ULS.
You could also put in a 6 gallon Aux fuel tank and fuel pump in your RV-12 Legacy, and that would solve your range problem.

Do a search in the RV-12 mods thread for Aux fuel tank. I know, because the builder of my plane put one in, and it came in handy for the ferry pilot, flying my plane back from South Carolina to California. Especially in Texas and Arizona. 26.5 gallons on board was pretty helpful, had about 4.5 hours of range now, not 3.5. Made a difference on the very first leg, and at least 2 fuel ups, to get unleaded Mogas, back east, and near Midland TX. Climbing and losing altitude for a fuel stop are big time eaters, if you're a ferry pilot. 10,500 ft altitude, and slowing down a bit, if it saves a fuel stop at the end of the day, is a real time saver, overall.

However, if you're old, or have gone Basic Med or Light Sport pilot license, or gotta do a pee break, and get out and stretch the legs, every couple of hours, it doesn't make much difference. If you gotta get somewhere, the RV-12 isn't the best tool for the job. Get a RV-9 or RV-7 instead. Or maybe a Sling 2, it has 38 gallons of fuel capacity, I believe.
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Old 01-31-2021, 01:35 PM
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Iím fortunate in that I have no issue with 4 hour legs yet. Aux tank is simple enough but then I lose baggage. Not a big deal solo as I can use the passenger seat. But with a passenger it becomes an issue. I wish I could trade into a RV-12is for the 5k cost diff. But thatís just not happening. To me, if I were building, itís a no brainer.
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Old 01-31-2021, 10:06 PM
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One thing Iíd add is that if I could change just one thing about my legacy 12 itís the range. So, while the time to make up cost difference between the injection and carb engine is significant, I could get to both of my two most important destinations nonstop with an 912is vs needing to stop in my 912ULS.
This is the primary performance benefit. 30% additional range is significant.
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