VansAirForceForums  
Home > VansAirForceForums

- POSTING RULES
- Donate yearly (please).
- Advertise in here!

- Today's Posts | Insert Pics


Go Back   VAF Forums > Model Specific > RV-12
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #151  
Old 01-01-2011, 06:33 AM
VHRV12 VHRV12 is offline
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 102
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crashley View Post
HI our rv120059 rego 19-7518 took to the air under the controls of gerard lappin late november on landing he said what a fantastic aeroplane flies like a dream so thanks to gerard now up to 11 hours and all is going great
ashley and wendy victoria australia [/IMG]
Hey Ashley, congratulations on the first flight of your RV12. That would make you the 2nd '12 to fly in Aus. Will come down and say G'day one day soon. Great job!!
__________________
Marcus Bootle.
RV120215. Empenage complete, Wing kit complete. Fuse complete. Finish kit Complete. Engine Kit 80%. 2018 Paid.
http://www.mykitlog.com/users/catego...819&category=0
Reply With Quote
  #152  
Old 01-02-2011, 04:35 PM
AussieCarImports AussieCarImports is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Portland Oregon
Posts: 25
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by crashley View Post
HI our rv120059 rego 19-7518 took to the air under the controls of gerard lappin late november on landing he said what a fantastic aeroplane flies like a dream so thanks to gerard now up to 11 hours and all is going great
ashley and wendy victoria australia [/IMG]
Congrats Ashley it is far more attractive than when we shipped it! I have borrowed the picture for our shipping gallery page we are about to launch.
Reply With Quote
  #153  
Old 01-03-2011, 10:50 PM
splitty splitty is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Hervey Bay Queensland Australia
Posts: 205
Smile Aussie RV 12

Yep look at Her ... Pretty as Picture in the Australian Sun.
Reply With Quote
  #154  
Old 01-06-2011, 08:07 AM
gblwy's Avatar
gblwy gblwy is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Perth, Scotland
Posts: 492
Default G-RMPS flies

Serial number 120033 finally made it into the air yesterday, with a flight test-pilot at the helm.

Zero degrees, and ice all over the taxiways and runways made ground handling below 20 knots difficult, due to the requirement for differential braking for steering. Otherwise calm conditions made the first flight possible.

Initial indications are that the plane performs to the numbers. I set the prop pitch to get just under 5000 rpm on the ground. Resulted in full throttle cruise at 5500 rpm. In a dive the 5800 max rpm coincided with Vne.

Nothing leaked out and nothing worked loose, or fell off. Hurray for Loctite ;-)

I understand there's probably no need to adjust the flaperons for hands-off flight, though there may be a need for a little rudder trim.

Pictures to follow...

Cheers...Keith_from_a_cold_and_sunny_Scotland

Last edited by gblwy : 01-06-2011 at 04:27 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #155  
Old 01-06-2011, 05:37 PM
crashley crashley is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: hazelwood north vic
Posts: 165
Default

congratulations on your achievement have a great time flying it I have just finished my 25 hours and all is going well
Reply With Quote
  #156  
Old 01-06-2011, 06:29 PM
Geico266's Avatar
Geico266 Geico266 is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Huskerland, USA
Posts: 5,860
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gblwy View Post
Nothing leaked out and nothing worked loose, or fell off. Hurray for Loctite ;-)

Keith_from_a_cold_and_sunny_Scotland
Now that was funny right there!

Congrats! Glad all went well.
__________________
RV-7 : In the hangar
RV-10 : In the hangar
RV-12 : Built and sold
RV-44 : 4 place helicopter on order.
Reply With Quote
  #157  
Old 02-08-2011, 09:20 AM
dmasys dmasys is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 44
Default Another RV-12 slips the surly bonds

RV-12 #120247 became a real airplane on Feb 6, 2011. It is the third RV my wife and I have built, and we had a little family reunion of the birds. My wife made up online photo shows for these events, including an air-to-air photo shoot with the RV-7A:

First flights: http://www.photoshow.com/watch/yF2vr9Cn?language=enu

Air to air photos: http://www.photoshow.com/watch/dy7Qx3yj?language=enu

RV family reunion: http://www.photoshow.com/watch/rn2dF6mM?language=enu

-Dan Masys
Reply With Quote
  #158  
Old 02-08-2011, 09:54 AM
Andy J Andy J is offline
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Minden, NV
Posts: 145
Default

Congratulations on your first flight!

Nice job too - The plane looks great, and the photo shows are excellent.
__________________
Andy Johnson
RV-12: Oshkosh 2012 "Outstanding Workmanship"
RV-6: Bought Flying - "She's a good ole bird"
-PAID 2014-
Reply With Quote
  #159  
Old 02-08-2011, 10:13 AM
JBPILOT JBPILOT is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Jesup, Iowa
Posts: 1,603
Default GREAT VIDEOS

EXCELLENT ! Enjoyed.

John Bender
Reply With Quote
  #160  
Old 02-08-2011, 09:18 PM
InsideOut's Avatar
InsideOut InsideOut is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 155
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dmasys View Post
RV-12 #120247 became a real airplane on Feb 6, 2011. It is the third RV my wife and I have built, and we had a little family reunion of the birds.
Dan, since you've been able to fly all ends of the RV family (except for a -3), how does Skwimbird hold up to the others?
__________________
Rob Davis
Denver, CO
RV-12... here I come!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:21 PM.


The VAFForums come to you courtesy Delta Romeo, LLC. By viewing and participating in them you agree to build your plane using standardized methods and practices and to fly it safely and in accordance with the laws governing the country you are located in.