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Old 12-01-2018, 11:03 AM
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Default Magic Carpet has airborne!

After several weeks hoping for the weather to improve my MagicCarpet RV-12 S/N 120832 has finally airborne. The maiden flight was flawlessly and very successful. A tiny bit of heavy wing on the left side, which will be adjusted with the upcoming flights. Beside that she flies very nicely, well balanced and yet agile. The outside view is simply superb. Max. speed. was 116kt TAS at 5500rpm at 5000' without the wheelpants.

The plane features a single Dynon 1000 Touch with analog backup instruments for altitude and airspeed. A Power FLARM traffic avoidance system and a dual port 5V USB charger. The interior consists of confor foam leather seats by Flightline Interior with custom stiches, sidewalls and all carpets.

It took me 4 years and a little over 2000h to complete her, followed by 9 month for final assembly, exterior painting, acceptance procedure and airworthyness certification.
Needless to say, that I am very proud to have finally took her up in the sky.
At this point I would like to thank you all here at VAF for your outstanding support. You are truly awesome.

A video clip of the flight can be found here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XnAvBNFgNE
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Old 12-01-2018, 11:46 AM
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Congratulations, Chris. Looks great!
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Old 12-02-2018, 09:59 PM
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Congratulations. You will have fun! Before trying to adjust a left wing low situation you might consider flying with a passenger. I bet that the weight in the right seat may just balance the plane out.
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Old 12-03-2018, 10:21 AM
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Love the paint scheme Chris, congratulations on the first flight!!!
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Old 01-07-2019, 09:17 PM
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Congratulations. You will have fun! Before trying to adjust a left wing low situation you might consider flying with a passenger. I bet that the weight in the right seat may just balance the plane out.
This /\ Friend Bob Lang put my 250 #'s in the passenger seat with 13-14 gallons in the tank, and his 2015 build RV-12 lost the heavy left wing, plane has been that way 125 hrs of flight time. They are Sport Light classification planes, they may fly fast, but they are weight sensitive. Bob is 190 #.
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:15 PM
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Congratulations! Awesome looking plane too. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! 😎👍🏻
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Old 04-01-2020, 12:45 PM
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Default Air Force 1 First Flight!

It was a long time coming, but sn 461 first flew today as N461DG.
After an hour of flying with no squawks, came back home for a smooth landing.
With lots of modifications including wing tanks and a Honda automobile engine, it flew wonderfully!
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Old 04-01-2020, 01:05 PM
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Default First Flight N112DR RV-12iS

First Flight on March 14th. Slightly heavy right wing, Trim indication needs a re-cal, ADAHRS showing in a right bank when straight and level.

Here is the YouTube link of the first flight.

https://youtu.be/biOoW5AbhZw



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Old 04-02-2020, 06:48 PM
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Default N461DG

Don,
Congratulations are in order on 1st flight. Yours is certainly one of the most highly modified of the EAB 12's and I'm glad to hear she flies well.
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Old 04-02-2020, 09:26 PM
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I have not personally flown it yet, my test pilot only has one other RV12 to compare it with. He claims he can detect the fact that it is a bit heavier, but prefers it to the ELSA one I have.
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