Good points Tony, there are clearly two valid points of view on this issue. Doug will append "RV-12iS" to the forum name shortly, we can keep considering splitting it off.
Off-thread issue, I see you're in Lacey, WA. I'm up in North Seattle; work in Woodinville, live in Mill Creek. Would love to connect some time to talk RV-12s. I've been considering attempting to locate other -12 and -12iS builders/drivers in the Seattle area with the idea of establishing a loose sort of builders/flyers group. Do you know if there are many others around here?
RV-12iS, empennage/tailcone, wings & fuse on order
RV-3B, first flight 2007 - sold
RV-8, first flight 2001 - sold