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Old 10-05-2019, 07:22 PM
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Just some rough guesstimate numbers here…. The baffle reservoir at the tank drain I’m guessing might hold ˝ gallon of fuel. The baffles have small drain holes which equalize fuel level on each side of the baffle. Level attitude on the ground with a few gallons in the tank will completely fill the baffle reservoir and when the nose is pitched up in climb the reservoir will start out full and very slowly drain back into the main volume of the tank. In the meantime you at using 6-7 GPH fuel flow at 100% power in the climb so 0.5 gallon / 7 GPH x 60 min/hr ≈ 4.5 minutes runtime. And 4.5 min at even 500 FPM > 2000 AGL. Returning to level flight will again allow fuel to fill the baffle reservoir to restart the process.
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Old 12-09-2019, 09:02 AM
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Still looking... lots of older planes with D-180's for sale, not moving.

Ideally, I'm looking for a RV-12 with Dynon Skyview Touch or HDX, a Garmin GTR-200 com, a 470 or 472 ADS-B in antenna, (we have a lot of fires with TFR's constantly coming and going from air fire fighting) wheel pants, no paint or only paint on cowling and wheel pants. Probably finished in 2015 or 2016 to get those components. If it's very close to 750 #, that would be great, because I'm 6' 5" and 255 # and passenger could be short and heavy too, so want to stay under that 1320# gross limit.

I guess I am looking for a working plane, not a show plane, with complete service records, everything current, hoses, fuel lines, from a pilot that's ready to cut loose with the monthly and annual costs associated with plane ownership. Plane should be current with SB updates for doublers on landing gear and vertical stab /flap.

I realize this is a mighty tall wish list. The price of paint on a RV-12 adds weight and to the price tag, my mission is somewhat utilitarian, and I like the look of an Ercoupe in a RV-12.

Must be E-LSA.

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Old 12-11-2019, 12:49 PM
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Is it possible to build a RV-12 with full paint, wheel pants, AP, and a complete new Dynon Skyview Touch to 750#'s, or is it more likely to be 770 -775 pound if fully loaded with goodies in the build?
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Old 12-11-2019, 02:07 PM
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Is it possible to build a RV-12 with full paint, wheel pants, AP, and a complete new Dynon Skyview Touch to 750#'s, or is it more likely to be 770 -775 pound if fully loaded with goodies in the build?
My -iS was 756 before paint, 777 after. Two landing lights, autopilot, one G3X Touch screen, Garmin radio, stabilator fairings, no wheel pants, and no interior (yet). The Vans brochure shows “775 pounds with options”.
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Old 12-11-2019, 03:06 PM
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Still looking... <snip>

Ideally, I'm looking for a RV-12 with Dynon Skyview Touch, a Garmin GTR-200 com, a 470 or 472 ADS-B in antenna, (we have a lot of fires with TFR's constantly coming and going from air fire fighting) wheel pants, no paint or only paint on cowling and wheel pants. <snip>

I realize this is a mighty tall wish list. Must be E-LSA.
Not a tall list at all... exactly as you described and is available in central Florida now (we'll swap out the installed HDX for a new 10" Touch and lower the price 1k). Give Scott Malcomb a call: 407-697-7027 (cash buyers only)
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