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Old 06-29-2016, 10:44 PM
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Default 1st Flight - RV-12 kit #1000

June 15th, N212EX made it's maiden flight at Lopez Island, Washington. Builder Dick Bangsund was at the controls with his CFI along in the right seat. Pilot comments "beautiful airplane, very sensitive on the controls compared to my C182...love this airplane...worth every minute I spent building it", Dick.

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Old 06-29-2016, 11:02 PM
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Wow, that was fast.
It seems like it was just yesterday when he picked up the kit.
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Old 06-30-2016, 09:49 AM
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Wow, that was fast.
It seems like it was just yesterday when he picked up the kit.
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So I was curious when Richard actually had picked up his kit.

The Vans Aircraft Facebook page held the answer.

9.5 Months from the day the Emp. kit was picked up at Vans, to first flight.
Congratulations Richard
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:14 AM
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That IS impressive.
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:32 PM
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That is very fast! Congratulations. I've been at it, off and on, for over two years now and I think I'm about 70% done and 90% left to go.
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Old 06-30-2016, 12:52 PM
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Well just wait until you are on it for FIVE YEARS and a few months, THEN you can say you are a slow builder. And no, I have never taken a vacation from building either.
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Old 06-30-2016, 02:42 PM
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Thanks to Tony for posting picture and to everyone for kind comments...the key to this quick build is: I am 73 years old, and I didn't want to croak and leave a half done airplane to my wife to try to get rid of...so very focused...now flying it is all worth the time spent building..Dick
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:04 PM
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Congratulations! Great looking plane!
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:22 PM
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You are going to love flying the 12. I have almost 200 hours in 10 months and it still amazes me how nice it flys.
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Old 07-01-2016, 06:19 PM
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Congrats Dick! Job well done!
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