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Old 12-18-2012, 11:49 AM
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Default Made the Jump.....Again!

Just fired off my FAX order to Vans for the the -12. This is definitely my last airplane. I swear, it's the last one. No more.

Plans are to build E-LSA and paint it like my Rocket. Hope to finish in a year or so now that I am (soon to be) retired.
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427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:19 PM
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Thumbs up Good news!

Randy, that is good to hear. I am sure your RV-12 will set another high mark for craftsmanship.
Also, I have been wondering how you have been doing since we last emailed each other. Glad to see that you are still interested in building and flying.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:20 PM
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You are gonna love it, Randy!

Probably a little tougher to build than a Rocket, and probably a little faster in the air, but you'll get the hang of it, I'm sure (tongue in cheek)
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:26 PM
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Randy, that is good to hear. I am sure your RV-12 will set another high mark for craftsmanship.
Also, I have been wondering how you have been doing since we last emailed each other. Glad to see that you are still interested in building and flying.
Thanks Don. I'm currently tumor free, my cancer is in remission, and I feel great. It's finally time to get on with living while the clock is ticking.
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Lund fishing Boat, 2017, GONE FISHING
RV-12 - Completed 2014, Sold
427 Shelby Cobra - Completed 2012, Sold
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F1 Rocket - Completed 2005, Sold
RV-7A - Partially completed, Sold
RV-6 - Completed 2000, Sold
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:57 PM
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I'm currently tumor free, my cancer is in remission, and I feel great.
That is GREAT news
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:05 PM
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Are you going to put a 540 in it?
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:43 PM
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Are you going to put a 540 in it?
No, make it a twin!
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Old 12-18-2012, 02:53 PM
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No, make it a twin!
Since the Pitot tube on the RV-12 protrudes through the spinner, does that mean an RV-12 Twin would have TWO Pitot tubes?
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:07 PM
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Since the Pitot tube on the RV-12 protrudes through the spinner, does that mean an RV-12 Twin would have TWO Pitot tubes?
I am going to refrain from commenting too much - just smiling and LOL
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:27 PM
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Thanks Don. I'm currently tumor free, my cancer is in remission, and I feel great. It's finally time to get on with living while the clock is ticking.
Good for you! Cancer sucks!
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