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Old 03-04-2016, 08:33 AM
cjlindauer cjlindauer is offline
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: New Athens, IL
Posts: 9
Default I never thought I would get here!

Well, I finally reached a milestone. Empennage, wings, and fuselage are done. I started late in 2012 with the idea that maybe someday I would complete an RV-12. With the help of my dad, son, and cousin, we have progressed to this point (see below). It has been a fun process. Now I really have to unload some cash to get this thing finished.

Chris Lindauer
New Athens, IL (83LL)
Building an RV-12 - empennage/tailcone kit - done
wing kit - done
fuselage - done
finishing kit - ordering in near future
N401CL (reserved)
=VAF= Happy to have paid my dues - February 2016
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Old 03-04-2016, 08:48 AM
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Phantom30 Phantom30 is offline
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Location: Coeur d'Alene, ID/Casa Grande, AZ
Posts: 654

Looks good......I feel your pain regarding cash outlay for "finishing" your baby!!!! An understanding wife (for me) was the key.
Ric Dickison
307 (CAB) Phantom
Search and Destroy (Can
Tho RVN)
Distinguished Flying Cross Society Member
CH-47 & UH-1H "Driver"
Rotax 9 Series Service IRMT

RV-12 Kit#729 "N312RD" is now a full functioning fun machine!! Thanks Van for fulfilling my dream😎
2018 Dues Paid
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Old 03-04-2016, 03:22 PM
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f1rocket f1rocket is offline
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Martinsville, IN
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Yes, the prices on the Engine and Avionics packages are hard to swallow, but you are a lot closer than you think. Those installs go fairly quickly and then the fun begins. I absolutely love my -12 and you will too.

Good luck on the rest of your build.
Randy Pflanzer
Greenwood, IN
Paid through 2043!
Lund fishing Boat, 2017, GONE FISHING
RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
F1 EVO - partially completed, Sold
F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
RV-6 - Completed 2000, Sold
Long-EZ - Completed 1987, Sold

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Old 03-04-2016, 04:30 PM
redbaron redbaron is offline
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Location: Lucerne,Ca
Posts: 272
Default viking engine

check out the $$$$
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Old 03-04-2016, 05:13 PM
Chrysopelea Chrysopelea is offline
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: santa rosa CA
Posts: 90

I've read a bit about the Viking engines. They look like a very nice alternative to the expensive standard engines.

When I was getting quotes for a plane I was interested in from insurance companies, they asked about what engines were being used, as some do not like to deal with automotive conversions, but man! For the money, the Viking really looks like a much less expensive alternative with the same power.
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Old 03-04-2016, 05:45 PM
daveyator daveyator is offline
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Location: adelaide, south australia
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The unmistakable sound of a can of worms being opened
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:47 AM
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bhassel bhassel is offline
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Looks good. I never honestly considered getting that much done before I had the panel equipment to install.

Bob Hassel

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Home is where the hanger is...
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Old 03-05-2016, 11:51 AM
Gary 40274 Gary 40274 is offline
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Location: Conyers GA
Posts: 348
Default Buyer beware

Remember you get what you pay for. Jan has a history of failed prsu's and unhappy customers. To rid himself of his history he changed the company name and moved on to a new crop of unsuspecting customers. Do your homework and know that none of these engines have the kind of testing and endurance that you want in an airplane

Gary Specketer

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Old 03-06-2016, 11:32 PM
redbaron redbaron is offline
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Location: Lucerne,Ca
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Default Vikingaircraftengines

Jan has been great to work with and his company has done every thing it said it would. Some people keep long old memories that d'ont apply now.
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Old 03-07-2016, 07:05 AM
Dave12 Dave12 is offline
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Elkton, Md.
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The worms are now crawling out of the can!
Wag Aero Sport Trainer built,sold and wrecked
N588DF RV12 #336 built, sold and alive and well in New York
N73DF RV12 #244 built, sold and alive and well in Florida
N91 RV RV9 I wish I could say I built this one! Mark Santoleri hit the ball out of the park on this gem.
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