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Old 08-25-2019, 10:17 AM
AeroPrakt22 AeroPrakt22 is offline
 
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Lightbulb New To Building RV And Would Need Some Help

Just re-located to the US (New Jersey) and I'm considering building a VANs airplane and looking for someone near by who built his own airplane and would love to come see it and get some pointers.
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Old 08-25-2019, 07:19 PM
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Man, sounds like you drew the short straw on this one.. well, welcome to NJ i guess -- the Garden State, or the armpit of America, your choice.

I'm almost done with my rv-12iS build at Old Bridge airport (3n6), come on down and I'll show you around. Theres another -12 builder in Ocean (basement building), and completed -12's at Monmouth Exec (kblm), Sky Manor, and at Old Bridge that i know of.
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Old 08-27-2019, 08:45 PM
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Welcome, don't waist your time with the RV-12 Homebuilt Help DVD's as they are mostly out of date for the RV12iS. I know because I have them all. They are great for the RV-12 Classic about 80% is applicable. For the RV-12iS about 40% may apply. The Wings and the tail mostly but there are some differences now.
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Old 08-29-2019, 05:09 PM
AeroPrakt22 AeroPrakt22 is offline
 
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Hello Rob,

Thanks for replying man.

I will surely give you a call to agree on a convenient date and time to meet up.

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Old 08-29-2019, 05:10 PM
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Thank you for the heads up David
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Old 08-30-2019, 09:30 PM
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EAA offers a weekend course teaching the basics of RV building - mostly rudimentary riveting skills.i found it very useful having built only fiberglass an tube-and-rag previously.
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Old 10-07-2019, 12:54 PM
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How long did it take you to build the RV12is? Hours and time frame. Thanks
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:14 PM
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How long did it take you to build the RV12is? Hours and time frame. Thanks
I started in July 2017 and took a break from Dec 2017-Apr 2018 and again from Jan 2018-Mar 2018. And from July-Oct 2019, I'll classify my activity as "lazy". (so 26 months so far with 8 of those off and 3-4 months of being lazy (ie. showing up to the airport for 3 hours in a week).

I'm pretty much done and just awaiting the arrival of the avionics kit. All other optional kits are finished. I also spent a lot of time sanding/etching/priming many internal surfaces which added a lot of time (maybe 25% more time).

I expect to be done by the end of this year.. So 2.5 years.. which could have been 2 or less. I worked most weekends, and a few days after work..say 6pm-9pm.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:25 PM
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Welcome, don't waist your time with the RV-12 Homebuilt Help DVD's as they are mostly out of date for the RV12iS. I know because I have them all. They are great for the RV-12 Classic about 80% is applicable. For the RV-12iS about 40% may apply. The Wings and the tail mostly but there are some differences now.
My -12iS empennage/tail cone kit will be arriving in a couple of weeks. I agree with David regarding the evolution of the kit since the Homebuilt Help DVDs were produced. Nevertheless, I would be interested in purchasing a used but working set of the DVDs for the empennage/tail cone and wing kits only. Maybe one of you that has these would want to recoup some of that investment. I believe they can still help me with some of the upfront learning curve. While building, I certainly intend to follow the provided KAI explicitly.
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Old 10-11-2019, 08:56 PM
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Thanks, My goal is 2 yrs so it seems doable and I have a friend who is A&P
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