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Old 01-15-2017, 08:22 PM
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Congratulations - twice! One for your completion of the project, and second for taking away my title as slowest builder of an RV12. Old 461 will take the the air next month, as soon as I get a BFR and some hours of transition training undermy belt.

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Thanks for the compliments and questions!

Avionics? I went with the Garmin G3X, ADS-B In/Out, and autopilot servos without the extra autopilot controller.

Paint. The paint scheme came as a result of selling the old family boat in order to build the project. I wanted the plane to match the boat. I have lots of great memories with that boat. I didn't want to match it exactly; just enough for me to give a nod to the old boat. I appreciate how Abby at Flightline worked with me on the custom interior. Here's a picture of the old boat:



I work for a sign manufacturer, so we did the paint in the shop. We used the Sherwin Williams Genesis System (Gloss White) and the trim is automotive vinyl. The vinyl is "Avery Supreme" (Gray sw900-832-o, Dark blue sw900-681-o). The interior is rattle can Rustoleum silver hammered.

Trailer. The gray cargo trailer in the background was used to transport the wings from my home to the airport (I moved the airplane back home after the paint trip in the U-Haul). I built the EAA wing cradle, and rolled the wings into the trailer. The fuse was loaded onto a flat deck trailer:



I intended to trailer the plane when I started building, but gave up after moving the airplane from my home to the shop for painting. When I moved the airplane for painting, I used a U-Haul. I moved it in two loads; the wings in one, and the fuse in the other.

The practicality of trailering was tossed out when realized how easy it would be to damage the airplane when trailering. Fortunately, I never had a mishap, but it freaked me out enough to give up on trailering. I have a shade hangar at Salt Lake International, and that's good enough for me.

Here's a picture of the fuse in the U-Haul that I used for transporting the plane for paint. It's the biggest size they rent. I built simple ramps for the mains, and used the loading ramp for the nosewheel. It's a decent way to transport the airplane if the tail feathers aren't attached.



I hope that helps!

Thanks,

Michael
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Old 05-06-2017, 08:32 AM
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Default SN 120971, first flight May 5, 2017





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Old 05-06-2017, 10:19 PM
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Congratulations on your first flight. I hope you can get your dad up there soon so he can get his hands on the controls.
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:42 AM
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Hi all,

After almost 6 years, our little RV-12 is flying. It is an E-AB with a Viking 110. I've been flying quite a bit the last week or so, and I'm really happy with how the plane flies!

Thanks,
Sarah


https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw...FlQUXRhdk40dUU

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Old 10-02-2017, 09:26 AM
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Congratulations! I too have a Viking 12, AW cert in January,
still looking for some CFI with enough guts to go up in an Experimental to give me a BFR.
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Hi all,

After almost 6 years, our little RV-12 is flying. It is an E-AB with a Viking 110. I've been flying quite a bit the last week or so, and I'm really happy with how the plane flies!

Thanks,
Sarah


https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw...FlQUXRhdk40dUU

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0Bw...XY3X3Nta25aSjg
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:58 AM
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Hi Sarah,

Congratulations! I thought I had seen your airplane at F70 on Saturday? Where are you based?

Alex
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:15 AM
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Default N808SE takes to the air.

Yes, I was flying around F70 (French Valley) this past weekend. I'm based out of Chino Airport in California (KCNO) at the moment.

Sarah
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Old 10-02-2017, 12:32 PM
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Sarah...sent you a PM.
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Old 10-02-2017, 12:41 PM
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Sarah, don't believe anything bad John had to say about me :-) I am based at F70 in the North hangars, hangar B15. Please stop by and say hello next time you are down here. Alex
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