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Old 10-20-2013, 12:19 PM
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Default Heaviest RV-12

I think I get the prize for the heaviest 12 out there. I'm sure that the Skyview conversion cables added some weight, as did the gear mod and firewall stiffener mod. In fact, I did all of the mods, even the remote mount for the oil pressure sender. Just got it all together, and fully decked out, with a full 2 tone Imron paint job, wheel pants, gear farings, stabilator tips, full lighting kit, auto pilot, angle of attack, full interior and carpet, even a little extra insulation up front. Oh, I also added the the Koger Sunshield, a drape molded plexi back window,and a fuel pump switch. I even installed the 2 headsets and had the operators manual in the glove box. I tipped the scales at 770 pounds. Wow! Little things do add up. But, hey, that still gives me 550 lbs. for people, gas, and baggage. So, do I have any competition??

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Old 10-20-2013, 01:19 PM
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Just got it all together, and fully decked out, with a full 2 tone Imron paint job, wheel pants, gear farings, stabilator tips, full lighting kit, auto pilot, angle of attack, full interior and carpet, even a little extra insulation up front. Oh, I also added the the Koger Sunshield....
Sounds very nice...

...are you gonna put some photos up here somewhere?
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:32 PM
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I got you by 16 lbs
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:59 PM
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That sounds about right. Congratulations Tom. When does she take flight? Are you going to add smoke to gain 16 lbs. and keep up with Ole' Smokey (DValcik)?
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:03 PM
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That sounds about right. Congratulations Tom. When does she take flight? Are you going to add smoke to gain 16 lbs. and keep up with Ole' Smokey (DValcik)?
Sorry, no smoke for me, but I am thinking of adding a horn. I have an old model T horn with a squeeze bulb that I take in our Cub. My wife says that I sound like a sick goose, but it is fun to say "Hey" to the fishermen on the lake as I approach our runway.

I'm being held up by the Feds and the layoffs at Ok city. Hopefully, they will get back at it and I will get my registration soon. I took the cowling back off and am going through the rest of Van's acceptance documentation now. Hopefully my first flight will be approved before mid Nov. Yes, I will be posting pictures soon. Thanks for the weight comments. I'm glad to hear that I am not that far off for similar equipped RV-12s.

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Old 10-20-2013, 06:07 PM
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Tom,
Your registration is showing on line. You can get your airworthiness inspection with that. You only need the hard copy to fly.

N123M 09/30/2013
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:47 PM
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Love the model T horn idea. How an I do something like that with our new rv12.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:03 PM
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I got you by 16 lbs
In these parts this airplane is known as "Noah's Ark". It has two of everything in it, thus the 16 lbs. overweight.
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:16 AM
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Tom,
Your registration is showing on line. You can get your airworthiness inspection with that. You only need the hard copy to fly.

N123M 09/30/2013
Thanks Mel! I'll give my DAR a call........Tom
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Old 10-21-2013, 06:22 AM
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Love the model T horn idea. How an I do something like that with our new rv12.
We fly the Cub with the clam shell door open, and I just hang the horn by the opening where I can reach the bulb. It works great. I can't see any way to do that in the 12..............Tom
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