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rolick22 02-14-2018 10:00 PM

RV-12 OLD (ULS) vs NEW(iS) (Firewall)
I wanted to show the difference between the old fuselage and the new iS Fuselage. Thought it might be interesting for some to see that are going to build the new iS, or those who have built the old kit and have not seen the new kit. This view is from the front looking aft. You can see some of the structural changes just from this view. Will post some more at soon.

rv9builder 02-14-2018 10:41 PM

Thanks for posting. Looks good!

rongawer 02-15-2018 07:13 AM

Good photos. Very informative. I like the dual heater valve ports, at least thatís what they look like to me.

rolick22 02-15-2018 10:32 AM

Correct, the new iS has improved heating for both pilot and copilot.

Bob Y 02-15-2018 12:04 PM

Speaking of the heaterÖ Iím only about 30 hours into the build on the RV-12 empennage, so take my frame of reference into account, but I recall seeing a blog complaining about the inability to reach the passenger side air vent from the pilot seat. Has this inconvenience been addressed in the new fuselage kit?

rolick22 02-15-2018 08:56 PM

Yes, the heat now comes from a heat shroud around the muffler and it is ducted to pilot and co-pilot side. If you look carefully you will see the holes on either side of the lower fire wall.

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