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Old 12-09-2014, 01:15 PM
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Default RV-12 Milestone - 700 hours

I post every 100 hours to encourage those building to keep it up. I am the Flyout Coordinator for our EAA chapter, so fly all year long.



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Old 12-09-2014, 08:00 PM
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Default Congratulations John and thanks

for all your help over the years. Is there a list somewhere of the hoses, etc. needed for the 5-year Rotax rubber replacement?

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Old 12-09-2014, 08:43 PM
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I built 3 homebuilts before my RV-12 and every one was a disappointment. My RV-12 has become my favorite plane. My Cherokee sits in the hangar on most weekends while I fly this great little airplane. Mine only has 250 hours, but I look forward to many more hours of enjoyment catching up to you!
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Old 12-09-2014, 09:01 PM
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Congrats John!

I miss my -12.
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:16 AM
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John, you're a flyin fool! Good for you! BTW, have you installed, or plan to, the new throttle? I'm waiting for them to get the carb spring design pinned down before I pull the trigger on that one.
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Old 12-10-2014, 07:07 AM
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Wayne - another thread has covered this a lot.

John - still have original throttle and got used to it early on, and still have OEM springs. Happy with it. I do not slide ( force ) my throttle thru loose tension. I loosen the tensioner, move the throttle, the tighten it again. Just got used to doing it. Mine holds every time.
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Old 12-10-2014, 08:52 AM
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I post every 100 hours to encourage those building to keep it up. I am the Flyout Coordinator for our EAA chapter, so fly all year long.




Keep posting John! It's a great motivation!
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.... Is there a list somewhere of the hoses, etc. needed for the 5-year Rotax rubber replacement?

Wayne 120241/143WM
for sure Tom, www.tsflightlines.com, knows what you need.
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Old 12-10-2014, 10:18 AM
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Way to go John. It's good to know our RV12's should hold together for at least 700 hours. I have 200 hours on mine. At my current rate of flying I'll reach 700 hours in the year 2025 and be 90 years old so I should be good to go.
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Old 12-10-2014, 06:22 PM
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Default need a pirep on that!

John,
congrats....and you are an inspiration!
tell us, how do you plan and execute such a full schedule? I don't think I could hit 700 if I LIVED in my plane!
keep up posting, maybe every 50!

( I will hit 700 hrs in the year 2094, I'll be 130, so will have to start watching my blood pressure eh?)
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