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Old 01-05-2017, 11:49 AM
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Originally Posted by ppilotmike View Post a repeat builder and has been on this forum for a long time. He built a beautiful RV-12, which, for some strange reason he sold. Now, just like "da Terminator," he's back!
I think he previously built and just sold an RV-7A and is just now starting the build of an RV-12
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Old 01-05-2017, 12:07 PM
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Default HI Bob !

Hi Bob! Welcome to the VAF and disregard those skeptics above! They must have you confused with someone else. Nevertheless, you will find lots of folks here willing to help and give lots of advice. Also, we even have some folks here who are pretty smart and will help you come up with many modifications that will add years to your creation. Don't listen to the clowns that do flybys now and then,,,,,,,,,,,,, however, clown lives do matter.

The RV-12 is a great starter plane and I know that you made a wise choice with this Van's gem. Van's is a great company and you will really enjoy this journey. Feel free to post any question or concern that you may have. I see that you already have over 1000 posts so we need to get Doug to fix that boo boo. Never seen a newbie start off with 1000 posts. Must be a software bug issue,,,, kinda like avionics. I'm sure it will be fixed at the next software release next summer. By the way, Doug is a good guy. I've never talked with him but he has deleted some of my posts so that makes us kinda like arm-length buddies.

Bob, in all seriousness and kidding aside, good luck with the -12 build. I've never flown in one but I've heard good things about them. Im very glad that these models exist as it will probably be my next project once I have to change missions one day.

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Old 01-05-2017, 12:51 PM
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Yay Bob, glad to hear that!! I hope to see a beautiful polished RV-12 gleaming like a beacon in the middle of OSH HBC real soon!
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:13 PM
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Originally Posted by rvbuilder2002 View Post
I think he previously built and just sold an RV-7A and is just now starting the build of an RV-12
Yup. My bad. It sure was a beauty too.
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Old 01-05-2017, 02:11 PM
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This makes me very happy!
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Old 01-05-2017, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike S View Post
OK, dont know about anyone else, but I find this funny
Yes, it is funny!
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N588DF RV12 #336 built, sold and alive and well in New York
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by rvbuilder2002 View Post
I think he previously built and just sold an RV-7A and is just now starting the build of an RV-12
Yeah. I'm this guy.

I was just being a little silly. Me and this group go back to the YahooGroups days.

My original plan was to recreate this picture from 2001, the day the RV-7A kit (#70240) arrived.

But alas, the young one decided that this would be a good week to go to Cabo. And he was right as today's high temperature was -3.

But we had more fun.

I hope I'll be able to fly this one (building as an E-LSA), but if not, that's cool. It turns out I like building.

Builder number, by the way, is #121026.
Bob Collins
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Old 01-06-2017, 12:58 AM
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It will be interesting to read your comparison of building the -12 vs the -7A. Methinks there will be numerous RV builders who will be considering your decision for themselves.
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Old 01-09-2017, 07:14 AM
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