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Old 11-26-2018, 01:42 PM
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Default Another one flies......

120958 G-CJZW flew today. Phoned Vans to give them the news.

2 years in build along with it's partner 120957 as we had workshop room.

They have been built as an engineering exercise and to keep the workshop full lest the wife fills it with carp and other stuff

Another straight forward event, rpm a little low... left wing a little heavy.... nothing a big issue and will be cleared this week. We managed 2.5 hours today, we need 5 as a fly off in the UK before a flight test and submission for sign off.

There will be a little something on YouTube soon when I have the data.
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Old 11-26-2018, 02:16 PM
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Wife fishes for carp? Just kidding... Congratulations.
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Old 11-26-2018, 03:25 PM
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Congrats Mike, nice job!

I'm new to the -12 world; is the process for correcting a wing heavy condition the same as for a normal bent trailing edge? And does one adjust the entire flaperon or just the outboard section?
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Old 11-26-2018, 03:56 PM
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I believe so...

Just taking it a step at a time and working through the test cards.

We are going to start work on the trailing edge tomorrow, the prop needs fining off and other than that - perfect !

What a nice aeroplane the 12 is - what it needs is a great color scheme like your one I used on our RV7.

I will stop by at Sun n Fun and say Hi
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Old 11-26-2018, 04:08 PM
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Old 11-26-2018, 04:10 PM
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Old 11-26-2018, 04:15 PM
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So the noise on the departure was two of you Colonials having waaaaaaay too much fun over our Albion skies.

A pair of F-15's were dogfighting over York at 1215 local........

You know who you were and you were missing all the excitement down below

If not - please - someone use Farcebook to identify the miscreants

Free ride in the RV7 for the winner !
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Old 11-26-2018, 05:09 PM
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...what it needs is a great color scheme like your one I used on our RV7.

I will stop by at Sun n Fun and say Hi
I've been thinking ahead to paint schemes myself, and the -12 is such a fundamentally different shape that schemes that work on a "regular" RV just won't work on a -12. Still, I have some ideas in mind. ;-)
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I've been thinking ahead to paint schemes myself, and the -12 is such fundamentally different shape that schemes that work on a "regular" RV just won't work on a -12. Still, I have some ideas in mind. ;-)
Spitfire. Go with a "warbird" paint job!
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Old 11-26-2018, 05:38 PM
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !

Randy stole the best scheme going....

I copied it on our 7

Simple, warm white, accents, grays, reds etc

Mmmmmmmm
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