I have just purchased a part built RV-12, and this is my first post on the Forum, so please be gentle with me
At the moment, the empenage, fuselage and wings are mostly complete, so after checking/completing these, I will be moving on to the finishing kit.
Searching the Internet, there seems to be lots of visual aids to assist in the build process, certainly much more than was available to me for my recently completed Europa. I am sure I will be exploring as many as I can over the coming months, but the DVD's from "Homebuild Help" are appealing. I like Jon Croke's style of presentation. Are there any builders out there that have used this DVD set, and have now completed their build, so would be willing to part with their set for a reasonable amount ? I would also be interested to hear of any other recommendations.
I enjoyed Paul Straub's Youtube video of his build, and guess I will be revisiting that quite a few times.
I really enjoyed finishing the build of my Europa, so I am looking forward to working on a metal aircraft. I live in Sheffield in the UK, so hope to touch base with more UK builders in the coming months. The next task is to ensure I have all the correct tools for the job. The RV-12 tool kit came with the aircraft, but I have yet to decide/invest in air tools, bench grinder, etc. I have some time, as I want to spend the summer flying my new Europa, the RV-12 is for those cold wet winter days, to be spent in the garage.