The forum is kind of dead tonight so I’ll digress a little…
Right, that’s not my 12 in the pic. I bought mine from the original builder and I knew it had some deficiencies. IAS reading high – sent back to Dynon for repair, stall warning inop – bad contact at wing root, small fuel leak in tank – tightened sender access panel screws, fuel pressure alarms – cleaned contacts on sender unit, dead battery in ELT remote switch, and both fuel tank and landing gear SB’s not complied with – to be completed this summer.
I bought the plane this past October with 50TT and now have 76 hours on the Hobbs. This is a wonderful airplane to fly. Control harmony, cruise speed, rate of climb, ease of engine management, ergonomics, unrestricted visibility, safety, ease of maintenance, easy ingress, economical to operate, just a real pleasure to own and operate. Did I mention it has real cabin heat?
This summer I will attend AirVenture for my fourth time. I’m signed up for the LSA Repairman Inspection Aircraft Course to be given the two days after the close of events. This will enable me to conduct my own annual condition inspections. I’m really looking forward to this interesting and rewarding experience.
I’m a 62 YO retired mechanical engineer. I got my pilot license in 1970 in an Aeronca Chief 11AC. I have owned a ’46 Cub for the past 23 years and traded it for the 12. I have about 1100 flying hours total. I thought I’d miss the Cub but the smile I get when flying the 12 erases any sentimental value I had for the old machine. I operated the Cub as Light Sport Pilot and will continue same with the 12.
In closing I’d like to thank everyone on the forum for their help and understanding each time I have asked questions in order to gain more insight into the workings of the RV-12. I’m sure there is much more to learn.
If you’re bored, here’s what else I do that’s aviation related http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=237058
A few pics of the old mount and the new bird…