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Old 11-12-2019, 02:40 PM
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Default The story on how I got to this point

This is the story on how I got to this point on my Kit build RV-12iS ELSA. I will take you back to 2013 when I first had the idea. Come see how I built two fuselages and why.
David Rohrlick
N112DR (RV-12iS) (SOLD)
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First Flight on 3/14/2020
Phase I Finished on 5/7/2020
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Old 11-12-2019, 05:31 PM
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Default Nicely done, David

Enjoyed your video! Nice build! Happy flying!

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Old 11-12-2019, 06:02 PM
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Congrats on your achievement! Enjoyed the video and it looks like a very clean build! Keep us up to date on your first flight!
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Very nice. I especially liked how calm you were when you learned that you'd built the fuselage for the "classic" RV-12 and then Van's came out with the new and improved RV-12iS. Most people would have been very upset. Important thing: you finished the 12-iS and now have many years of flying pleasure ahead of you.
Lon Sobel
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:03 PM
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well done. Very enjoyable.
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Old 11-13-2019, 06:36 AM
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Excellent video!
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Old 11-13-2019, 09:26 AM
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Very well done video,Congrats!!

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Old 11-13-2019, 09:47 AM
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Great story David and congratulations on your very nicely done build and video! You can't tell from the video you had shot at the end, but it was cold that day with the wind blowing! I look forward to meeting with you again soon. When you get to flying it, let me know when you come to Newark Heath Airport (KVTA).
Jim Higginbotham
Granville, Ohio
RV12iS - working on empennage kit
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Old 11-13-2019, 10:22 AM
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Very nice! Thanks for sharing.
Jeff Parker
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Old 11-13-2019, 10:47 AM
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Thanks for the video and story of your journey building your RV12is. Your transition from the original model to the iS will be familiar to others who are following you. I?m helping a teen build group doing the same thing except they decided on the iS prior to ordering the fuselage. This has worked fairly well except during the finish kit the plans require some special attention to be certain they pertain to the iS and not the original design. It the appears the staff at the build has this figured out now and are moving forward.

I hope to show your video to the group for inspiration. Thanks
Patrick Claar
Arvada, CO BJC
RV12, #401, Flying 2013, N612PC
RV6, 1996-2010 sold
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