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Old 05-04-2023, 07:42 AM
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Default Tailcone complete!

Finished up the tailcone yesterday and got started on the stabilator trim servo setup.

Other than the fiberglass tips (gonna go ahead and install them), I am out of parts waiting on the wings and fuse to ship. I don't have room right now to assemble all the subassemblies just to have to take them back apart so that can wait.

Van's took my final payment a good bit ago and I have been assigned to crating ever since. Hope they ship soon!

Lots more pics and comments in my blog!
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RV-10, #41942, N?????, Project Sold
RV-7/TU, #72823, N159SB Airplane Sold

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Old 05-04-2023, 11:54 AM
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Christmas time today! First crate out of 8 from Vanís that was not destroyed by the freight company! Thanks for good service Old Dominion!

Check out my build blog:
https://brantel-rv12is.blogspot.com/
Brian, I'm enjoying following your blog, thanks for sharing!

Your delivery post prompted me to dig out a link to the day the builder picked up the RV-12 fuselage kit for the airplane that I now own. Turns out it fit in an RV-10 and that's how they brought it back to Sequim, WA! Apparently the original kit had been hammered in shipping.

https://faculty.washington.edu/dmasys/RV12inRV10.html

Happy Building!
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Old 05-12-2023, 02:45 PM
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Woohoo! My wings and fuse are shipping together today!
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RV-12IS Empennage/Tail Cone In Progress , Wings and Fuselage Kits Ordered!
Serial #121606, N912BC (reserved)
Check out my RV-12IS builder's BLOG
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Check out my RV-10 builder's BLOG (Good stuff for those starting an RV-10)
RV-10, #41942, N?????, Project Sold
RV-7/TU, #72823, N159SB Airplane Sold
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Old 05-13-2023, 06:18 AM
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Default Wings & Fus

All right all right all right...
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Old 05-13-2023, 07:15 AM
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All right all right all right...
Mmmmmm Ribs!
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RV-12IS Empennage/Tail Cone In Progress , Wings and Fuselage Kits Ordered!
Serial #121606, N912BC (reserved)
Check out my RV-12IS builder's BLOG
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Check out my RV-10 builder's BLOG (Good stuff for those starting an RV-10)
RV-10, #41942, N?????, Project Sold
RV-7/TU, #72823, N159SB Airplane Sold
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Old 05-13-2023, 08:19 AM
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Old 05-14-2023, 01:27 PM
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I think the kids and I did the wings in 3 weeks around school and work....

The fuselage was another matter. Took much much longer.
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Old 05-24-2023, 12:09 PM
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Picked up my wing and fuse kits today! Amazingly ABF was pretty kind to the crates this time!
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Brantel (Brian Chesteen),
RV-12IS Empennage/Tail Cone In Progress , Wings and Fuselage Kits Ordered!
Serial #121606, N912BC (reserved)
Check out my RV-12IS builder's BLOG
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Check out my RV-10 builder's BLOG (Good stuff for those starting an RV-10)
RV-10, #41942, N?????, Project Sold
RV-7/TU, #72823, N159SB Airplane Sold
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Old 05-25-2023, 12:32 PM
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Default Brantel....

So, at your current build rate, and considering Monday is a holiday......when should we expect first flight? Tuesday of next week?

Doug has to sometimes pre-plan for the front page cover stories, I'm sure. Hahahahaha.
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Old 05-25-2023, 02:08 PM
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So, at your current build rate, and considering Monday is a holiday......when should we expect first flight? Tuesday of next week?

Doug has to sometimes pre-plan for the front page cover stories, I'm sure. Hahahahaha.
LOL, my wife and I leave next Wednesday for a 16 day Hawaiian cruise out of LA so the test flight will have to wait….. (25th anniversary)

I am afraid my building speed is gonna outrun my wallet pretty soon!
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Serial #121606, N912BC (reserved)
Check out my RV-12IS builder's BLOG
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Check out my RV-10 builder's BLOG (Good stuff for those starting an RV-10)
RV-10, #41942, N?????, Project Sold
RV-7/TU, #72823, N159SB Airplane Sold
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