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LettersFromFlyoverCountry 01-07-2018 02:32 PM

300 Hours: Then and now
I hit 299.6 hours this morning in the RV-12iS project. It's been almost a year to the day since I took delivery of the first kit. In the first year, there was a lot of waiting around. I didn't realize how quickly the emp kit went together so I had 12 weeks to cool my jets before the wings arrived. I knocked those off in six weeks but by then the 12iS has been announced so I chose to delay delivery of the fuselage kit to get the redesign.

I'm continually amazed by how quickly this has gone together, even with the stuck-in-traffic pace.

I looked up my RV-7A build and was surprised to see that 300 hours if about a year's work on that project too. That makes sense. My routine is roughly the same: About 1-1.5 hours of work after work, and a few hours each weekend day.

Here's where that got me on the 7A:

A left elevator. Almost done.

Meanwhile, here's where (almost) 300 hours got me on the 12:

Forward ribs, and floor center section, and baggage floor of the fuselage.

I think I'm going to need that finishing kit soon.

vic syracuse 01-07-2018 02:52 PM

Very nice!

rv7boy 01-07-2018 11:32 PM

Good job, Bob!

jcarne 01-08-2018 06:48 PM

Very cool to see the comparison of the two kits and how much time it takes.

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