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Old 12-01-2018, 12:03 PM
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Default Magic Carpet has airborne!

After several weeks hoping for the weather to improve my MagicCarpet RV-12 S/N 120832 has finally airborne. The maiden flight was flawlessly and very successful. A tiny bit of heavy wing on the left side, which will be adjusted with the upcoming flights. Beside that she flies very nicely, well balanced and yet agile. The outside view is simply superb. Max. speed. was 116kt TAS at 5500rpm at 5000' without the wheelpants.

The plane features a single Dynon 1000 Touch with analog backup instruments for altitude and airspeed. A Power FLARM traffic avoidance system and a dual port 5V USB charger. The interior consists of confor foam leather seats by Flightline Interior with custom stiches, sidewalls and all carpets.

It took me 4 years and a little over 2000h to complete her, followed by 9 month for final assembly, exterior painting, acceptance procedure and airworthyness certification.
Needless to say, that I am very proud to have finally took her up in the sky.
At this point I would like to thank you all here at VAF for your outstanding support. You are truly awesome.

A video clip of the flight can be found here

Chris, RV-12 S/N 120832, HB-YSC


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Old 12-01-2018, 12:46 PM
rv9builder rv9builder is offline
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Congratulations, Chris. Looks great!
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Old 12-02-2018, 10:59 PM
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Congratulations. You will have fun! Before trying to adjust a left wing low situation you might consider flying with a passenger. I bet that the weight in the right seat may just balance the plane out.
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Old 12-03-2018, 11:21 AM
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Love the paint scheme Chris, congratulations on the first flight!!!
Jeff Wright, Charlotte NC
Rv-12 started!
Tail 99% done
Wings 99% done
12IS fuse kit 99% done
Finish kit is Here!! 10% done :-)
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Old 01-07-2019, 10:17 PM
NinerBikes NinerBikes is offline
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Originally Posted by N526JS View Post
Congratulations. You will have fun! Before trying to adjust a left wing low situation you might consider flying with a passenger. I bet that the weight in the right seat may just balance the plane out.
This /\ Friend Bob Lang put my 250 #'s in the passenger seat with 13-14 gallons in the tank, and his 2015 build RV-12 lost the heavy left wing, plane has been that way 125 hrs of flight time. They are Sport Light classification planes, they may fly fast, but they are weight sensitive. Bob is 190 #.
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Old 01-08-2019, 10:15 PM
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Congratulations! Awesome looking plane too. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! 😎👍🏻
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