Originally Posted by E. D. Eliot
My 12 is zinc chromate primed and a good rattle can finish over that. It will be flown near the ocean a lot. When I started the 12 build, I weighted 236 - now weigh 175. My goal is 165. I did this for health reasons. I'm 71" tall. I don't expect to have the fastest, best looking or best 12 in the fleet but I hope that my 12 and I last a long and happy time.
on the weight loss! That is significant! I am a competitive cyclist and one of the best ways to go faster is reducing the weight of the "engine:".
An interior that is primed with a light coat is not going to add that much weight to the aircraft and will make it last longer. Come pop some inspection hole covers in a few airplanes with me if you want to see the result of not being primed.
RV-12: Good choice for a long and happy future!!