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Forum: RV-12 11-23-2016, 07:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 73,498
Posted By RGLives
I guess this qualifies as a flying pic. Landing at SSI the other day

http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag262/g_lives/Gear%20Down_zpstp2dcjtz.jpg
Forum: RV-12 10-25-2016, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,272
Posted By RGLives
Good point on how long it will last. Time will...

Good point on how long it will last. Time will tell but this is how I rationalized it... I will probably fly it in fair weather no more than 100 hours a year. That would be equivalent to about 5000...
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2016, 07:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,272
Posted By RGLives
Some answers to some other questions... Wrapping...

Some answers to some other questions...

Wrapping the leading edge of the flapperons was not hard at all. You can get to that area easily when the wings are off.

I did wrap the canopy and cowling....
Forum: RV-12 10-24-2016, 07:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,272
Posted By RGLives
Thanks for comments all. Probably doubled the...

Thanks for comments all.

Probably doubled the the time due to rivets. Best technique was to squeegee into both sides of a line of rivets leaving an "air channel" along the rivet line. Then hit 3 to...
Forum: RV-12 10-21-2016, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,272
Posted By RGLives
check out slide show for more...

check out slide show for more pictures...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=js9w9gqnMzo
Forum: RV-12 10-20-2016, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,272
Posted By RGLives
First attempt at Vinyl Wrapping

After much sole searching, I decided to try my hand at vinyl wrapping my newly completed RV-12.Purchased just enough vinyl to do the Horizontal stab to see if I was up to it. Well after a few weeks,...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 02-15-2016, 09:39 AM
Replies: 557
Views: 410,223
Posted By RGLives
My builder buddy "Ozzie" a fewweeks before the first flight of my 12

http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag262/g_lives/IMG_2431_zpscmsozsoq.jpg
Forum: RV-12 10-20-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,278
Posted By RGLives
Funny...I was just faced with the same step...

Funny...I was just faced with the same step yesterday. Fortunately I didn't have any issues as you described. For what it's worth, I determined that the push rods could be attached to the control...
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 06-17-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 897
Posted By RGLives
Happy Grandkids

http://i1370.photobucket.com/albums/ag262/g_lives/thegrandkids1_zps335af427.jpgJack, Mattie and Charlie are the first three to sit in Grandpa's RV-12.
Forum: RV Photo/Video URLs 03-06-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,991
Posted By RGLives
Grandson helper

http://i62.tinypic.com/14j27pd.jpg

This is my 2yr old helping out on the right wing of my RV-12.Quick learner.
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