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Old 03-10-2019, 11:01 AM
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I've been looking at various aircraft kits over the past year or so from:RANS, Zenith, Sonex, Sling 2 as well as Vans. I found attractive features in each of the fore mentioned kits, but always kept coming back to Vans. I knew from my limited previous building experience (RV-8 fuselage) that I wanted to build a metal aircraft with pull (rather than driven) rivets.

This January I finally committed to an RV-12iS, and am thoroughly enjoying the build process. Just finished the vertical stab and moving on to the rudder. This remarkable forum played no small part in my selection of a Vans kit, and I wish to extend my personal thanks to all who actively contribute!
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Old 03-10-2019, 12:49 PM
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Excellent choice...

I'm going to pull together a lot of 12 guys in Ohio and neighboring states this summer. We'll hold a spot open for you. In the meantime, hopefully you can grab an open seat and join us.
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Old 03-10-2019, 05:09 PM
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Congrats... the 12 is a great plane. 😎👍🏻
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:13 PM
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Excellent choice...

I'm going to pull together a lot of 12 guys in Ohio and neighboring states this summer. We'll hold a spot open for you. In the meantime, hopefully you can grab an open seat and join us.
Thanks for the invite, please keep me posted

Bob
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:24 PM
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It does my heart good to hear that you did a lot of research and ended up picking the RV12iS. It validates my own choice to build the RV12iS.
I hope to finish mine before next winter.
Regards,
Damien
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Old 03-14-2019, 10:14 PM
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You won't regret it. In fact, as you progress, you'll become more convinced those others aren't even in the same class. And then you'll fly it...and realize it wasn't even a contest.
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Old 03-15-2019, 09:23 AM
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...as you progress, you'll become more convinced those others aren't even in the same class. And then you'll fly it...and realize it wasn't even a contest.
Indeed, so true!
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